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Lord Loveland
Discovers
America '.
trC If. AND A. fJL
. WILLIAMSON '
CM. k DMkUatr.
m MeChm Cmuim
"Oh, because I'm a woman mvaelf"
'And then sbe would say no more on
that tubject, but
be talked eager'
ly of Bill Will
ing and bis star.
Sidney Cremer
would play fairy
godfather to tbe
two, the 0 said,
(peaking with
that happy cer
tainty of herlov
er a mind which
Invariably d
premd and Irri
tated Loveland.
There were uu
meroue country
companlea "on
the road" touring
with Sidney's
piece m very
oey would take
"Mr. Cordon'" word for Llllie de
wste tDiuty a soubrette and
wouia offer her a part ahortly to be
open win to the marriage of tbe girl
bow plsylng It. At fur "that perfect
Iambi of a Bill," a piac thould be
round for him la tbe tame company
tht Lesley would promise and they
wow marry at once.
"loo bad better wait and bear what
Mr. Cremor aya," aucgreted Loveland.
almost bitterly, when Lctley bad In
atructed biro to write tbe good newt
at ooct to Llllie and Bill Ed Blnney
was alto to be provided for. aent to a
Convalescent home aud given hope for
chance as -property man' with one
of Sidney's plays when be t boa Id be
strong enough to go on lour again.
-Ob, Sidney and I always think alike.
Haven't I told yon that before r wat
Iwley'a answer. There's no need to
wait. 1 know all about Sidney's bust
Bess.' And 1 thought It would bo a
pleasure to you to write aod be tbe
mean of tusking your friends harpy."
-So It would It I were tbe means,"
Biuttered Loveland. "Cut I'm not. It's
Mr. Sidney Cremer. Everything Is
Kidney Cremer, aod he is everything.""
-Some dsy I may rettind you of that
speech." said Lesley. Then she laugh
ed In a mysterious little wsy sbe bad
Kut sbe wat determined that Loveland
BbowlA write tbe letters the desired
written, aud. teaming tbe lesson of
Baselfisbarsa, be tried to rejoice la bis
friend' good luck.
-If s a long 4a no tbat bas bo turn
ing," ba said to bimself as bo sealed
letters wbkb would change tbe face
of tbe world for tare peruana. "Their
turning bas coma at last, sod I'm glad.
But toy laoo Is blocked. Whatever
happens, that brute Sidney Cremer will
always stand at tba sod aod bar my
way out"
I. CHAPTER XXVL
J r tbe ca Tocrrnta.
JT waa tbe day after Val bad aent
I off tbe Joyous tidings to bis
I frien.lt In tbe big world beyond
Av the II1U Farm that tiding from
tbe big world catne to blm.
Thanka to Moon, the letters
from bonis were lost Put. greatly at
tbat lady would bate delighted In so
aweeptng a mixture. It was Itnpossl
bio to keep P, Gordon forever In the
' dark It destroying uolo Usoe of
Sew York Jmirnals. .
Unci Wally was In tbe bablt of
brlng'ag ths gentleman chauffeur bis
breakout and with that meal, which
rontUted of delicious southern dishes,
too morning paper.
Iceland did hot, And American
bows particularly culling and as a
role merely glanced through the paper
aa la at. Put tha New York Light
bad a special Interest for him.
f Val 'laid arid tba Lonlavllte Mon
day paper and began to read tba New
York Llaht '
Suddenly b cried out aa excited "By
Jove:" and forgot that h bad sot flo
lulled' bis breakfast, but aa by this
tlmo Uncle Wally bad gone there was
Bobody to bs surprised by bis emotion.
lea. It bad cotiio at lout, bis justi
fication, and even bis triumph for the
atory as told by Tony Klild rftad It
seem almost a triumph, Indeed, b
tad hardly realized lilmnelt bow dra
matic It all was nntll he saw tba print
ed account of wbtt be bad gone
through. Ml Willing had been Inter
flowed at tbe Itnt hotel, of wbkh
graphic sketch and description were
given. Alexander the Great bad been
Interviewed and thus secured another
free advertisement for lb fed res
taurant Hdora bad been intr
, viewed and photographed In her best
bat And last, though far from least,
Mf. Henry Tan Colter bad been Inter?
viewed. From him, It seemed, Tony
Kid J bad got on the trail of tbe truth.
' Mr. tan Cotter's friend Jim Harbor
otigb bad wired from London tbat It
was all a BitMake about the valet Im
personating tbe Marquis of Loreland,
mistake which bad partly arisen
through the sailing of Lord Ixiveland
on tbe )!auretsnla Inttcftd of tbe Bal
tic, aa expected.' TJi Valet bad sail
ed for Australia, but would bo arrest
ed at the 8 rat port, ana It was tbe !sr
qiils of Loreland blmaelf whom fate
' and society bad hounded out oi Now
Tork.
or tbo several sensational headlines
with -which Tony bad ornamented bis
two column article, for, though BUI
Willing bad told of tbe barnstorming
episode, be did not yet know and
therefore could not tell, even If he
would, "bJs "swell" frlonds's present ad
dress. V.. : v.;
Now that be bad come Into bla own
Loveland could no doubt somehow got
money almost at once on tbat unlucky
letter of credit, pay back the advance
Mlse Dearmer bad made him, cease to
bo a gentleman chauffeur, leave the
nill Farm aud return to New York to
be a gentleman at large. ,
But there was no Joy la the thought
of ceaalng.to be a chauffeur and still
less lo that of leaving tbe Hill Farm.
Tbe. play was played out, and tbe
adventure was over, but life could not
be as It bad been for Loveland. Be
could not take up tbe old life or the
old self where be bad dropped both
one night lu Central park. He was a
different man In these days, caring
for different things, and unfortunately
the thing lie cured for most was tbe
one thing he could not bare Lesley
Dearmcr's love. Being once more
Lord Loveland and having a repentant
New York at bis feet would not give
him Lesley Dearmer. While be was
thinking how good It would have been
. were fate a better stage manager to
justify bimself to Lesley, Lesley sent
for him by Uncle Wally. .
To her he was still tbe chauffeur,
and tbe darky who politely delivered
the message announced tbat "young
miss would be obliged to Massah Cor
don If be would take her out In the car
as quick as possible."
Aa Lorelaud looked over tbe Ciorla,
making her purr pleasantly la prepara
tion for the run, be tried to decide defi
nitely what to do next Face to face
with tbe certainty of separation and
ber marriage wltb another man. every
bour apent wltb the loved one became
a priceless treasure. ' He resolved not
only to be silent about tbe article In
tbe New York Light, but to go back to
bla room aud carefully bide tbe newspaper.
Tula be did, delighted to find tbe big
budget lyiug on the floor where be bad
Wfttt
When Cremer, waa In tbe bouse ht
would be glad to go and glad to prov
to Lesley before going tbat be was all
be bad once claimed to be.
When the car wat ready be drove to
tbe front door and found Lesley tying
oo ber motor veil, a charming picture
set In a ruittic frame.
Loveland'a spirits rose when be aaw
tbat she waa alone. Auntie In tbe
limousine waa tbe least obtrusive of
chaperons. Still, there waa joy In bav
lug tbe girl to himself.
"For a wonder I couldn't sleep but
Bight" said Lesley, "aud I tbuugot an
early spin in tbe car would clear my
brala of cobwebs."
Loveland said be was sorry to bear
Miss Ienuer bad not slept Tacit
Wally told me." be added, -tbat you'd
Ua TlUng13tetflst night
-Not exactly . wrlilng." explained
I-esloy. fiiikbiug the chiffon bow un
der ber chla wltb dainty elaboration.
"I waa looking over an act of a new
play which Sidney bss begun. 1'er
bspe that excited me. And then I was
naked at 7 by a telegram and could
Bofsleop again.'
Something in ber ryea. gleaming tike
fairy jewels under an enchanted lake
aa they shone through tbe filmy veil,
nude Val miserably aura tbat Cremer
bad scut tbe telegram.
But be waa tiecomlng outwardly
quite a well trained servant, and only
under tbe greatest provocation could
be be goaded Into asking Impertinent
questions.
-Xou're heard nothing from your
People yetr asked Lesley after a t
minutes' silence while they fiew along
a road smooth as If It bad been mads
for generations.
-Nut yet." replied Val. "But I dare
say something will be forwarded from
lumnerntowa tbrauer a a day or two.
I told you I'd written to the manager
there, giving this address, for BIU
Would have sent on to Bonnerstown
anything tbat came for me to bis care
la New rork."
"Tee. Too told me." ssid Lesley.
"Bnt I was wondering If you'd bsd
good news, beranse"
"Because ef something la your tele-
rramr Loveland could Dot mist
breaking into the alight pause aba
Binde.
"Yes, Indirectly. Pear me, Mr. Gor
don, don't you think you went round
tbat corner too fantr
"Did IT asked Loveland. "I'm aw
ry. 1 didn't notice."
-What an alarming confession from
one's chauffeur! Oh, and tbat chicken
yon nearly ran over HI I believe your
nerves must be ft little 'Jumpy too.
I think I could drive almost as well aa
tbat myself."
-I deserve to be scolded," said Love
land. "I'm afraid I was aWntmlnd
ed for an instant though tbe chicken
didn't seem worried about Itself."
"Kentucky chickens never are.
They're so blgb spirited. Take care
of tbat baby pig, Mr. Gordon: I think
I will drive for awhile after all, If you
don't mind
"Delighted," said Loveland la
oiood to rejoice If tbe girl apset the
car and killed them both, because It
would be so much more agreeable to
go out of tbe world wltb ber than to
remain In It while ahe became lost to
blm as Mrs. Cremer.
Sbe began cautiously, but In a few
moments put tbe forty horsepower
Gloria on fourth speed, throttling her
down to a pace within reason.
"There! Aren't you proud of your
pupil V the girl asked gnyly.
"Very proud," answered I .ot eland.
"And do you think 1 should be able
to get on without much more teaching
from real export T
"Oh. yes. With a decent ort of
chauffeur to do your repairs you ran
drive the far tbrongb country Ilk
thU without danger"
-f nles t gt abnitmlndd,(
"Yes, inlets you get sbtentminded.
DURHAM RECORDER,
when so soon you'll have tbe person
you care for most sitting beside you
where, I sit now? Ob, I ought to beg
your pardon for saying such things.
Miss Deartaer! But, yon see, you and
I were once friends, not employer and
servant so I forget myself sometimes.
And, besides, I can't help thinking this
morning tbat you're leading up to say
ing something which perhaps you find
It a lUtle difficult to say; Yet why
should It be difficult for you to tell me
If you've beard that. Mr. Cremer, Is
coming at ouce and bringing another
chauffeur." - " , '
"My telegram didn't say that, but lit
made me feel tbat I shan't be able to
keep you very long at tbe Hill Farm,"
said Lesley.
Gone waa tbe elaborate scheme for
staying, on at any cost Sbe wanted
blm to go. She was hinting for htm
to go. ; . : , 'v-, -
"I can leave whenever you like to
gej rid of me." returned Vat. bla tone
roughened, made almost brutal, by bla
effort to bide tbe abarp pain be Buf
fered. "Ob, don't think I feel like tbat!" ex
claimed Lesley eagerly so eagerly tbat
In ber excitement she did tbe very
thing sbe bad reproached Loveland for
doing. Sbe forgot tbat a person con
trolling a powerful motorcar la 111 ad-
vlseto be In earnest about anything
except tbe business In band.
Tbey were approaching a aomewbat
abrupt turn In tbe road at tbe moment
Lesley chose to assure Loveland that
she didn't mean to hurt bla feelings.
Being genuinely sorry for tbe effect
ber words produced, sbe did not real
ize until too late that tbe corner would
expect ber to alow down before turn
ing It Sbe tried to make up for ber
mistake by a feat of accurate steering,
but tbe task waa beyond ber powers.
The big Gloria awung round the curve
on two wheels, refused to take tbe
new direction and bounded gayly off
tbe road, across a ditch and Into a
meadow.
CHAPTER XXVII.
THE OTUER BISK CV TBI MOOW.
THE next thing that Loveicnd
knew be was sitting in a bog.
I which felt quite soft and com
fortable so comfortable tbat
be at first believed bimself to bo Is
bed, waking out of a bad dream. Then
with a flash be remembered all tbat
bad happened and scrambled up In a
cold sweat of fear forTLesley. .
' A cataract of sparks which abow
ered before bla eyes dimmed bis sight
at first but la a moment be' saw a
slight gray clad figure lying on tbe
ground not far away.
"Lesley r be cried. "Lesleyr
But she neither stirred nor an
swered. Down be dropped on both knees be
side ber and raised ber upon bla arm.
Her "eye were closed," and ' through
the chiffon veil Ce "could see"tb loug
tasbea dark on the pallor of ber cheeks.
Tbe ground w here she lay wat
spongy after a day of heavy rain,
which bad soaked through tbe thick
carpet of dead grast deeply Into tbe
earth. Tbe girl'a position waa easy,
giving Loveland tbe bop tbat fio
bones were broken, and there waa no
stain of blood on tbe wblte face or
tbe soft brown balr. But sbe lay
very still. There was do flutter of
tbe eyelashes, bo faint gasping for
breath.
Sick with fear that she might be
dead, Loveland' memory refused the
barrier between them. He was con
scions only ef bis love for ber.
"Dearest precious one darling!" be
called ber. "For God's sake, wake up!
Speak to me only speak to me! I lore
yoa so!"
Instantly sbe-opened ber eye wide,
shivering little In bis arms, and look
ed up at blm. balf dazedly at first
then smiling aa a woman might who
bas dreamed ot a distant lover and
wakes to find blm near.
"Thank God you're not dead!" be
stammered. v
"And that you're not!" tbe answered
faintly. "You you're not much burtr
"Not at all, aud If I were It wouldn't
matter." Loveland assured ber fervent
ly. "If only I hadn't let yo drive or
If I badnt talked to you! It' all my
fault What aboil I do It you're In
Juredr
"I I'm a!l right and and rather
happy? whispered Lesley. "I don't
tun anytuing in matter at au, ex
cept ft little shock."
"Let m lift you up for minute, so
that wa can tnake sure whether you
are hurt," said Val. "I'll do It ao gen-
tiy-
"No. Td rather lie ati'l just a I
am," the girl answered.
"Would you be more comfortable If
I kid your bead oft the ground T"
"No; keep It on your arm, plea I
like It there. I feel as It I'd been
dreaming," ah Biurmured on. "I
dreamed tbat you-tbat you called me
your darling; that you said you loved
me." , ;
"Forglt mcr eiclalraed Loveland.
"f cculdn't help It 1 was half mad."
"Then It wasn't ft dreamt"
"No; It wasn't a dream," h con
fessed. "Even though you think me at
Itnpofttor yon can't believe me a whol
ly unredeemed, villain or you wouldn't
have taken- me Into your bouse, tor
charity' sake though It was. So you
must know bow that you've nothing te
fear from iy love."
"Is It real love tell mcr ah asked,
ber bend Beetling comfortably against
bis arm. ,
"It's the realewt thing about me-lfs
grown to be tbe whole of me," Love
Utna uroice out. -.ounng eise msi
ters. That' V. by 1 should have bad
to kill myself If you'd been burt-or
but 1 can't apeak of It Thank God,
you're alive and not Injured. Yes.
that' enough for meIt got to be
enough, and I otiRht fo be bnppy
though you're coin;: lo belong to an
other man." '
DURHAM tfC. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1910
ry me. anyway," said Lesley, ,
' "I wouldn't have wanted to when
it's the thing I'd give all but one year
of my. life for tbe one. year I'd keep
to be happy In with you." i
"Just a pogr little fiumble story
writer, and you would really like to
marry borf. .' ; v : .
"Don't1 torture me." said Loveland.
"I've bad about all I can stand. If 1
were the: impostor you tblnk me"
. "I don't thjnk you an Impostor," re
plied Lesley, beginning to speak In
quite a ruttural tone of 'voice again,
though slie kept tbe support of Love
land's' 'arm. ""I never said I did. I
onlyfariked yoti once -f'by 1 should
have tnore faith In yon1 than others
bad. But I'd be ready to take you on
faith 1 If ycu were ready to take me
without a fortune." V
The blood rushed to Loveland'a face,
which Jiad been pale and drawn, "is
it true do you mean' 'ity. be stam
mered.' "Do you CjiretoFme a little?'
"A great ."deal,'' ' safd'' Lesley, "too
much, I' used to think on tbe sbip, but
I don't think so now, because you're
different Ifa the real you 1 loved all
tbe time. The miracle's happened, you
know. Fm seeing the other sldo of
tbe moon. But wouldn't it be doing
you an Injury to marry you when yon
and your family counted on a great
helresa7" ,
"It was fbe other me who hadn't
the sense to see what ft beastly, cad
dish thing It would be to marry a girl
Just because she waa rich a girl I
didn't . love," Val hurried, on. "Oh,
Lesley, you're not playing wltb me,
are you? I couldn't marry any otbet
woman but you." .,
"What about tb old family bom
that" a tumbling to rulnf
"It will have to tumble." -
"And your family?" "
"There's only my mother, and what
he wants most is ,my( bapplnesa. My
lovo for you bas somehow shown me
how to, appreciate ber more. But
Lesley, what about Sidney Cremer)
Do you. care enough for me a man
you say you're taking on faith' to
give up all Cremer'a . money and to
throw blm over for my take?" -
"I can't throw him over."
"Then bow can we be marriedT!
"And I can't give op bla money," sb
added. ,
"Lesley, have you raised me up only
to let me fall deeper Into tbe pit than
verf w it .-
"We both fen Into tbe pit together.
didn't me?" she said, laughing a lit
tle. "If you go deeper I'll go deeper.
... ...
too, for we're going p atand or fall
together. (Sow." V
"Then ,w bat do yoq mean?" asked
VaU "You'll -have to send one ot us
away me or Sldny Cremer.
"Let me tit up and we'll talk It
over," said Lesley, .with a quaint
tbeerf nines 4 and matter-of-fact-nes
tbat utterly bewjldwed Loveland. "I
feel, bo, waJl and, . happy , now that
I bellera I can find my way out of
any entanglement so , long aa we go
band in hand," ,k ,
Val, resting m-on,knee, took the
little gray, mitten ithatt abe held out to
blm and prened tbe jiand la It But
there was bitterness in his voice aa
be answered: -This. U an entangle
ment that you'll find no way out of.
You cant keep us both."
"You don't trust me," Lesley re
proached blm. "Just wait "before de
ciding to give me up until we've thor
oughly thrashed thing out, beginning
at tbe beginning and going right on to
the end."
"I shan't decide to give you up.
Nothing can make me do that now,"
Loveland said. "It's Cremer who'll
have to go to the wall."
Lesley laughed. -Like bis motor.
Toor, poor csrl Fm sorry for It but
It hasn't sacrificed Itself In vain. I
was beginning to wonder bow on earth
to bring all this about. Tbat wa
what kept me awake last night. If I'm
to tell the whole truth. It had to come
some way, and It bad to come soon.
Well, Sidney' motorcar has solved tbe
difficulty, and Sidney will be glad, for
my happiness la tbe earn to blm a
bis own. And now Fve gone so far
I may a well confess tbat from the
very minute I saw you play Lord Bob
In that dingy tittle ball at Ashville 1
hoped oh. but hoped more tbsn any
thing that you would ask me to mar
ry you! nense, please, don't be shock
ed, but I invited you to come here Just
for that"
"Yet you were engaged to Sidney
Cremer," be said, half to himself.
"I waa bound to Sidney just a 1
am bow and just aa I have been for
the last three year. And I wasn't
tired of blm then, not ft bit. and I'm
not even at this minute. But I lor
you the real you."
"Darling!" exclaimed Ixiveland. Yet
be marveled at, tor.; Tbl wa a phase
of the, girj" charaeter-her true and
oolile.character-wblch be waa at a
loss to understand. '
"Tqu were very cold to me that night
at Ashville," be ventured to say.
"I waa trying you. I wasn't quit
ure, you ace. which aide of tbe moon
I waa looking at and If, after all. It
wag only th same old side I didn't
want to let myself be daisied by it, a
I couldn't help being at first I was In
lav' wltb yoa on tbe boat, even when
I laughed at your talk of love. I felt
more Ilk crying than laughing, thongb.
because the tort of love yon gave uie
In return for mine wasn't worth my
having.",
"Heaven, know it," Val admitted
humbly. ...
"But I'm delisted that Sidney' mo
tor Jumped over conventionalities In.
stead of my having to take the leap
myself.e Instead I Just leaped with tb
car, and yoa leaped, too, and every
thing 1 going to be heavenly for all
the rfsfof our Uvea." .
"I don't quite see how If you're not
tired of Cremer," saH Loveland.
"Don't te JeaMi of 'Sidney any
more. I HKeil mikliig you a Mtle Jeal
ous of faitn at Hrl- after I raw bow
you felt. It waa fun for me, and I
thought It was good for you. But now
lt"a different Tm sure sure about
the other side of the moon, and I want
you to be as bappy aa I am. Ob, don't
speag yet: i must go on a tittle fur
ther. You know, I told you I bad a
telegram this morning?"
"Yes, yes." - , .
"Well, you thought It was from Sid
ney Cremer. and I didn't contradict
Lota of things you've thought lately 1
let you go on thinking without contra
dicting. Tbe telegram was from 11. tie
Fanny Milton about you." '
"About me?"
"She knew from a Journalist who Is
a friend of bers tbat you'd come to this
part of the country with a theatrical
troupe, and they'd found out that tbe
actors were playing pieces of Sidney
Cremer'a at Ashville. They talked it
over together Fanny and this Mr.
Eidd. He wanted to know for bis pa
per's ake where you'd disappeared to
when the company broke up. Laat
evening be suggested that she should
telegraph to me. Tbey both thought I
might have beard about you. So that's
why I felt tbat you wouldn't be stop
ping on aa my chauffeur very long."
"Did Miss Milton- say In tbe telegram
that New York bad discovered Its mis
take about me?"
"No; ahe didn't say that, though It
waa a long telegram. I expect ahe
thought 1 would have seen the news
papers. Well, I haven't But I can
put two and two together quite nicely,
and I was sure tbat you'd come Into
your own again with the great Amerl-
"can public, perhaps partly through
Fanny MU ton's Mr. Eldd. I'd be will
ing to' wager all the profits of Sidney
Cremers next play or novel. If I bad
them, that you can now go back. If
you like, and get without any difficulty
tbe heiress you came across tbe water
forj : '. ,:
"Fm alck of tbe very word heiress,"
protested Loveland, with complete sin
cerity. "That's the new you. And what a
very new you It la when one cornea to
think of It-only a few week old!
But if the only real one. Tbe other
wa a (bell, which bas broken."
"You broke It" ald Val "
1 cracked It. a little maybe on the
boat, but It took a big hammer to
smash It and now I've swept all the
fragments away. There's Just the real
you and the real me In tbe world, with
the wonderful light from the other aide
ot tbe moon shining on u two and
Sidney Cremer."
"Oh, Sidney Cremer!" cried Love-
laad. "He still stands between us.'
"No, be doesn't If you love me
you'll have to love Sidney, too, be
cause Sidney
Cremer aud I are
one, and bis mon
ey is , mine, be
cause I earn it
And don't I en
joy it too! Have
r fcot enjoyed If
for three whole
years, since all
of a sudden from
being ft poor
girl, dependent
on Aunt Barbara,
I waked up to
find myself a
rich one oh, not
rich in your
meaning ot tbe
word, not rich
enough to line
castle walls with
gold and dia
"TOW TOO AJtX SIB-
WET CHEMIST"
monds, but rich enough to do nice lit
tle things for an old Kentucky farm
bouse and perhaps even to help re
store ancient British strongholds If th
lord ot them and of my heart will give
me so much happiness."
"You-you are Sidney Cremerr
Loveland could only stammer tb
words stupidly,
"Yes. Are you so surprised that Fm
clever enough to make a success with
my brain and my pen? I often won
dered when you'd - begin to suspect
but you never did. And I wa won
dering, too,. whether Sidney Cremer
would have to, propose to you In tb
end. It' been great fun keeping my
secret from the world, never letting
any one know tbe real truth except
auntie and tbe Ashville cousins, though
Fanny Milton and lota of other ac
quaintances thought I was ft friend of
Sidney Cremer perhaps even ft poor
relation of hi. But tbe most fun of
ail ha been keeping tbe secret from
you till tbe time waa ripe to tell. Do
you remember saying tb other day,
'Sidney Cremer la everything?" I told
you rd remind you ot tbat om time
and ask if you could aay It again. Caa
you now?"
"Sidney Cremer is everything," re
peated Loveland, whereupon Lesley
gave one of her little soft, cooing algha
and let htm take ber Into hi arm.
Quit possibly ft boggy field with no
belter anv a motorcar lying raklsbty
on on side wa a queer place for ao
engagement between a young English
marquis and ft celebrated American
novelist-playwright Cut for Lesley
and Ixiveland It waa perfect Sidney
Cremer1 vivid fancy bad never cre
ated more enchanting scene for the
loremaklug of bero and heroine. And.
though, If there had been an audience,
it would have seen tb (tag lit up
only with pal ray of wintry un
bine, for tbe girl and tb man It waa
Jlumlned With Ineffable light from tb
other aid of tbe moon.
Tt:t can. ,
Pclnlrd Paragraph v
Kvcry n an ha hi price and a
woman ii apt to fix hi value at. 19
cettta.
Keep your desire down to the limit
of your abilities) and you will be
happy.
Ambition often turn out lo be a
balloon, without ft parachute atUclw
ment
If a womsn breaks a Wan' hart,
another woman tpU as flmf aid Vj th
LI
PROF PADGITT HEBE PREPABTXG
FOB OPENING. -
The new school of the Southern
Commercial college will open iu this
city Monday and Tuesday of next week
in the Wright building, West Main
street Prof. C. L. Padgltt, ot Winston-Salem,
president ot this system
of schools, 1b here making the neces
sary preparations for the opening
and the enlarging of the school, since
the purchase was made consolidating
the two Durham business colleges
with the Rocky Mount school.
The study rooms will occupy the
entire third floor of the Wright build
ing, while the school office will be on
the second floor. New equipment
will be installed a soon as it ar
rives, and the school will be In line
with tbe other progressive schools ot
this college In North and South Caro
lina, and everything will be ao ar
ranged aa to facilitate the modern
methods taught
Some ot the many who have en
dorsed these schools are represented
in the following testimonials:
Ex-Governor, R. B. Glenn, Repre
sentative Assembly's Home Missions,
Presbyterian church, aaya: "From
what I know of the Commercial
School and Business Colleges con
ducted by Prof. ChaIe L. Padgltt,
I am able to heartily endorse tne worn
of these colleges In fitting our boys
and girls tor useful and profitable
lives, and 1 expect to show my faith
by my works by entering in the near
future a pupil In the achool."
What the Governor Says.
Hon. W. W. Kitchin, Governor of
North Carolina, says: "I take pleas
ure in stating that Prof. Charles L.
Padgitt enjoys the reputation of a
gentleman of high character. He Is
doing faithful work In hla Commercial
school and has been Successful. I
commend his school to those aeeklug
an education In commercial lines."
What tbe Senator Say.
Senator Robert L. Taylor, ex-Gov
ernor. State ot Tennessee, Taylor
Trotwood Magazine aaya: "Prof.
Charles L. Padgitt la a man of broad
Ideas; keen insight and sound judg
ment Ilia one purpose la to fit young
people tor the best they are capable
of in life and this be is doing royally.
Student from his achool are trained
in all tbat Is broadest and best In
the deve'opment of personal talent
and Intellectual endowment and are
filling responsible positions all over
the country."
The "Boston Trot"
a Freakish Dance
Boston, Dec, 28. The "Boston trot'
Is the name given to the lateat dance,
the rapture .of London ballrooms. It
waa introduced by Mrs. "Billy" Car
ter of this city, now known as Lady
Ronalda, social dictator In London.
The "Boston trot" la several dances
together like a combination of a two-
step and a barn dance with tbe aug
geetlon ot a schottlsche thrown in,
and all executed In waltx time.
Society' devotee are, practicing
tbe curious combination of steps
which makea tbia latest dance the
most difficult and at the same time
the most graceful of all the ballroom
dances. It set a ballroom full ot
dancers Into whirling maxe of skip
ping, prancing figures, some of whom
are seemingly running, some doing
the original "Boston" and still others
executing a sideways hopping figure
tbat defiea description.
To describe the "Boston trot" as
the freakest dance produced hi said
to be putting It mildly. It 1 a com
bination of dance and alt ot them
must go at top speed.
Eloft College Mole.
Eton College, Dec. 28. An east-
bound freight waa wrecked between
here and Gibtonvllle Monday about
p. m. Four car were derailed but
no one waa hurt The track waa not
cleared until last night about S
o'clock. There have been tour wrecks
near tbia place within two years. The
cause 1 unknown. The track, to all
appearance, waa In fin condition, hav
ing recently been repaired on account
of a previoua wreck.
Rev. J. D. Wicker and wife, ot
Sandford, X. C, and Miss Vallle Dow
dy of Durham, - N. C relatives of
Prof. W. C. Wicker, are visiting him
during the Christmas holiday.
tProf. W. P. Lawrence, M. A., of the
chair of English and Rev. J. I. New
man. D. D of the chair of Biblical
literature and Greek are spending
their holidays, entertaining visiting
friends of the College. The other mem
ber of the faculty are having a good
time with frienda at home.
Miss Blanche Newman, of Holland,
Va.. a student . here, la spending
C'hrlaf.nas holiday with her grand
parent. Mr. and Mr. J. H. N. Clen
denl't, Graham, N. C
Mr. Mosa Atkinson and family are
visiting Mr. 8. M. Hobby and family
of Raleigh, N. C
Tbe fall term of the college wa
he best In the history of the Institu
tion and the heavy correspondence and
the applications tor admission would
Indicate a largely Increased patron
age after the holidays. The term
open January I for the matricula
tion ot the new aludent.
Mr. tiimit tiearne, our athletic
coach, has given the student excel
lent practice and developed line tal
ent and ability among the students
for greater interest In athletic tor
tbe spring term.
Why I It that a woman who Is the
first to suspect her huaband I usual
ly th but t- ill.irinf bir sinlPT?
LOOKS LIKE RETRIBUTION
A THIEF KILLED O.V RAILROAD
WITH THK GOODS OX HIM.' .
"Any Christmas news with you
tbia afternoon?" Inquired a Sun re
porter of Capt. W. S. Powell, of tbo
Seaboard from here to Henderson,
yesterday afternoon aa the genial
captain came in with hla train, h
Nope,"' not a thing. ? This haa been
the quietest. Christmas I have ever
seen. , Have handled large crowds,
which have been very orderly and
qufet. . But I can toll you of the most
remarkable thing I ever beard. of
never knew any Incident like It. It
looks like retribution of the swiftest
Kind. A few days ago-a negro down
at Norlina, on tbe main line, ycu
know, stole a conductor' watch; and
$65 of the conductor's clean cash,'
also, and then robbed a fireman ot
hla watch. I did not learn the ne
gro's name or the circumstances of
the thefts. But this same negro
undertook to beat his way on a
freight train that passed Norlina a
short time after he bad done "the.
stealing. The- freight had bardiy
gotten ten milea from Norlina before
there was ft wreck and three or four
freight cars were badly smashed up.
The negro waa under one of them
and waa killed. Tbe conductor got
hla watch and every cent ot money
back, and the fireman got his watch,
too. I never head of such a thing
before. .Did you?"
We told him that we had not, and
thanked him for giving us a good
item when he thought that he did
not have a thing to tell. There la a
very practical lesson in this incident
to men who steal and undertake to
beat their way on- railroad trains.
A decided warning.
GYPSY FACTION START RIOT
MANY INJURED IX FIGHT THAT
ENSUED.
Wadesboro, Dec. , 28. Several
hundred gypsies are encamped six
mile east of Wadesboro and during
Monday night a riot was precipitated
In the camp when one, who claimed
to be Chief Mitchell, forcibly entered
the tent ot another man and forced
a woman. In the fight that followed
a number of men and women were
badly injured. Yesterday morniug
when the news first reached Wades
boro, It was reported that two were
dead, but when this correspondent
went to the scene it appeared that'
the rumor waa false.
Several men and women had been
tied to .treea and badly beaten, and
la some instance tbe Injuries are
serious, but not ncessarily fatal.
Mitchell wa given a preliminary
hearing yesterday afternoon on a
charge ot criminal aasault and held
for trial In the superior court with
out baiL Three othera were bound
over, charged with assault with in
tent .
From the hearing It seems tbat
there were two bands and each
claims tbat he haa committed no
crime and doe not seem to realize
the enormity of the offense which "ie
ia charged with. -
The gypsies are enraged, and each
band ia threatening the other. In the
meantime the citizena of that sec
tion of the county are demanding -that
these undesirable citizena be
made to move on. Sheriff Lowry -
haa tbe aituation well in hand and
will keep the peace.
Here With His Bride.
Mr. J. Y. Monk, a tobacconist, of
Farmvllle, N .C, la In the city on a
visit to his brother, W. J. Monk, and
other relative. He I here on his
bridal trip, having Just married Miss
Rcld Lang of Farmvllle. His many
Durham friends, and he has many.
having lived here until four years ago,
extend a cordial greeting and the very
best ot wishes for him and hia fair
and charming bride.
XOTIIK.
NORTH CAROLINA.
DURHAM COUNTY AND CITY OF
DURHAM.
To Lee and Mollle Street:
You are hereby notified that on
September 6th and November 1st,
1909, A. A. Murdoch purchased a
certain lot described aa follows:
One lot situated on the corner of '
Whltted street and Banka alley, list
ed In your name for taxes: said salo
having been made by J. R. Patton,
Tax Collector of the City of Durham,
on September 6th, 1909, and by 1.
r. Harward. tax collector and sheriff
of the county of Durham, on Novem-
oer 1st, 1909, because of your failure
to pay said taxe assessed on said
lots for the tax yeara of 1907 and
1908. You are hereby further no
tified that th time of redemption
win expire on the 6th ot December.
1910, and It you fall to redeem aaid
land wliLin aaid time the undersign
ed will apply to aaid' city and aaid
county tax collector of the city and
county of I'urham for a deed ot con
veyance to the same.
This 16th day ot Augutt, 191 A.
v A. A. MURDOCH-
4t
S0THE1
To whom It may concern:-
Tbia Is to notify all persons whom
soever that I have purchased all the
Interest of J. P. Massey In the tailor
Ing business of Massey and Vtckers,
without satumlng any of tbe Indebt
edness of the said J. P. Maasey wtut-4
soever.. All claims against the said
S. P. Massey may be nresented lo him
for collection. This notice will be
pleaded In bar against any recovery.

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