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l. m. okist 4 sons, Publishers. [ % .Jfamitg Jjtcursgager: 4or promotion of the political, .Social, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of the South. j TERM3Kc^coPTEnracE"T8ANCB" VOLUME 44. YORKVILLE, S. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1898. NUMBER 19. ___ j ?________ Lola cr BY A. W. MARC Author of "Miser Hoadley's Secret," 1 "By Whose Hand ?" and Copyright, 1887, by the Author. Synopsis of Previous Installments. In order that new readers of The Enquirer may begin with the following in stallmentot this story, and understand it just the same as though they had read it all from the beginning, we here give a synopsis of that portion of it which has already been published: Lola Turrian, whose father, an exile for crime, is at the mercy of her husband, goaded by Turrian, pushes him from the Devil's rock and supposes him to be dead. Sir Jaffray Waleote, partly pledged to his cousin, Beryl Leycester, proposes to Lola and is finally accepted. Beryl, though she loves Sir Jaffray, magnanimously acquiesces. Lola arid Sir Jaffray are married and leave England. Turrian makes his appearance at the home of Beryl Leycester and learns of Lola's marriage. Sir Jaffray and Lola return to England, where Lola meets Turrian and ignores the fact that she is his wife, introducing him to Sir Jaffray as a musician from whom she had taken lessons, but secretly grauts him an allowance. Turrian tells of a friend who was pushed from the Devil's rock by his wife, and Beryl recognizes those referred to. She declares to Turrian that she has proof of his marriage to Lola Crawshay and warns him to leave the house the next morning. During the night Turrian tries to murder Beryl Leycester, but fails. He informs Lola that their secret is known and proposes that together they plan Sir Jaffray's death. Indignant, she strikes him. A struggle follows, in the midst of which Sir Jaffray enters and drives Turrian from the house. Turrian sends Lola a note making an appointment to meet him. Lola, knowing that the secret cannot be longer kept from Sir Jaffray, disappears. CHAPTER XIX. "heaven help me! 1 believe she's mad!" Nothing came of Sir Jaffray's discovery in Ash Tree wood to help in unraveling the puzzle. He had not had the wood searcnea and had contented himself with searching it alone for some hours. He was unwilling that the discovery of Lola's strange conduct should be made in the presence of a number of the servants, and he resolved, therefore, that as he oould not bring them to the place without telling them what they were to look for he would not do anything till it was at least clear that Lola did not mean of her own will to return. He reckoned, moreover, that as she had not left the immediate neighborhood of the manor it would not be difficult to find her whenever it should prove necessary to search systematically. When the morning came and he bad been home about a couple of hours, he began to expect with feverish impatience the arrival of tfco private detective to whom he had tch graphed. He wanted to feel that the mutter was in skilled hands. When the reply to his telegram arrived, it was to the effect that Mr. Gifford would start for Waloote at the earliest moment and would arrive about midday. Feeling his anxiety in some degree lessened by this fact, Sir Jnffray went out to make inquiries about the movements of Pierre Turriau and to find him and drag from him the truth as to whether he had any connection with Lola's flight. But there was not a soul anywhere who could give the remotest or faintest help in tracing the Frenchman. He might have vanished completely off the face of the earth at the momeut of his leaving the manor lodge gates so urterly had all trace of him disappeared The servants who, in obedience to i.ir Jaffray's order, J,ad turned him out cl the placo said that he walked away in the direction of the village, and that they had watched him till a bend in the road bad hidden him, and after that they had seen nothing whatever of him. As to the clothes which he had left at the manor, he had said that he would 6end for them either the same day or the next, but no sort of message had been received. The man had thus vanished, leaving UU U ULO UCliiliU XliUi, UUl ?UO Uitit seemingly any oue who had set eyes ol. him after he had left the manor. A little before.noon Mr. Gifford arrived, and in a very businesslike, shrewd way absorbed the circumstances as Sir Jaffray told them. The latter, half unconsciously, made the story as favorable as possible toward Lola, and his listener soon saw this. "Excuse me, Sir Jaffray," he said, interposing at one point, "but it is absolutely necessary that you should tell me everything. I want from you every fact you have observed and every circumstance that is connected with the case, whether you think it does or docs not affect it. Speak quite unreservedly, please, or call in some other help. " " You can question me as you please," Sir Jaffray answered, "and consciously I will not keep back a word." And question him the man certainly did, but the fullest story of tho facts did not seem to help them far. "It is a strange case, Sir Jaffray, a very strange one," was all the verdict Mr. Gifford would give at the end of toe interview, "xou a out anticipate any foul play auywhere?" "Here is my wife's letter," he answered, pointing to it. "But for that I should certainly have dreaded it This, however, points clearly to the fact that 6he left me voluntarily, though why I can't for my life understand." "You say the wood has not been AWSHAY. IHMONT, B. A. "The Mystery of Mortimore Strange," "The Old Mill Mystery." Bearcbed except by you, and in the dark too?" "No. I did nothing until you came." "And you are quite certain it was your wife who came out of the place and stood in that hedge gap?" 'Ac /.orf'iin no tlmfc T tvju ntl tllO other side of the road." "Humph! Weil," he said after a pause of thought, "I'll go aud look round a hit, so as to get my bearings. I'd rather be alone, please," he added when Sir Jaffray rose to go with him, and he went. When he had gone, Sir Jaffray went up to his mother and told her the progress of matters and the absolute impossibility of finding any trace of M. Turriau's movements. Then he occupied himself in seeing Mrs. De Witt away and was not satisfied and did not leave her until he had seen her being driven away to the station. After that he was restless and miserable, longing for something to do aud fretting impatieutly at enforced inactivity until in the afternoon, to his immense relief, Beryl Leycester came. She was looking worn and anxious with her nursing, but was in higher spirits, because her father had rallied and was much better. She had heard nothing of what had happened at the manor house, having been shut up close in the sickroom, and she had come over to carry a stage further the task which her knowledge about Lola had imposed on her. Sir Jaffray welcomed her cordially. She was just the cool headed, resourceful counselor he wanted, whose ready woman's wit would probably do as much to help him in unraveling this problem of a woman's acts as any one else. "You are more welcome today, Beryl, than anv woman I could possibly see save oiie," ho said, "and who that is you'll guess leadily enough if you know the news." The girl flushed very slightly at the words, for old time's sake. "What news? You look as though it were ill news." "It is the worst it could be." She saw on looking closer into his face as he spoke that be was haggard and ill "Tell me, is Lola with you at the Court?" "At the Court?" exclaimed Beryl, starting in surprise. "There is no need to answer, "said Sir Juffray desponuiugly. "I had a lust faint, flickering, wild hope that, after all, she might be with you or that you might know something of her. Would to God you did! She has gone from here, run away?been driven away, rather, by some means which it baffles us all to understand." He paused a moment, and the surprise, mingled with the whirl of confusion which her own knowledge of the inner facts produced in her thoughts, shocked and frightened Beryl till she could not trust herself to speak. Sir Juffray did not notice anything more than that she was much affected by the news, and after a moment's break he continued: "She did not come to dinner yesterday, leaving word that she had gone to you atLeycester Court?you wrote to her in the afternoon, you know, asking her?and I was acting on a sort of impulse when I rode to the Court last night to see if she was there. When I got back, this letter was waiting for me. Read it." He gave Beryl the letter, and the girl read it carefully and slowly through twice, and knowing what she did the misery and suffering in which it had been written seemed to strike right to her own heart. "It is the saddest letter I have ever read. Poor Lola!" she said as she returned it to him and noticed how he seemed to be eagerly expecting some opinion. The letter bad touched her keenly and ronsed to vibration every chord of sympathy in her nature. It had, moreover, strengthened a resolve she had already made?to hold her peace absolutely as to all she knew. Lola's piteous prayer that Jaffray might never know the truth should be held in absolute regard by her. Not a word should pass her lips. Lola had solved the difficulty in her own way, and if only she and the Frenchman could disappear altogether it might be the best way out of a maze which had offered to Beryl no key. It seemed to her that Lola, finding herself in the midst of difficulties from which there was no escape, and which were closing fast round her, had accepted the inevitable and had chosen flight as the only alternative. "Can you help me with a suggestion, Bery?l?" asked Sir Jaffray after a long silence in which he had seen the girl was thinking closely. "There is evidently some influence driving her to this deed. Have you no idea what that can be?" she asked in reply. "None whatever. My mother seems to thiuk'tliat there may bo some connection with the fact that the Frenchman, Turrian, and I had a quarrel yesterday, and he left." And he described briefly the facts. Beryl listened closely. It helped to make.the problem much clearer fo lier. The Frenchman had evidently told Lola what Beryl had told * Burying his face in his hands, hr. yielded to the rush of vicntal pain. bim, bad probably tried to force ber to join bim ill seme wild and reckless scheme, and when she bad refused hud in bis exasperation attacked ber with violence. "Where is M. Turriau?" she asked. "No one knows. He has disappeared absolutely." It seemed impossible for Beryl, knowing all she did, to resist the open inference which these two facts prompted. It appeared as certain as anything could be now that the two had gone away together, the man having probably forced Lola to do what he wished, possibly as a revenge for the horsewhipping. "Well?" asked the baronet after another long pause, as though expecting from Beryl the result of her thoughts. "I have no suggestion to offer, Jaffray," she answered quietly, grieved as Bhe saw the half kindled light of expectancy die out of his face, as though extinguished by the deep sigh he vented. "I am so helpless. I don't know where to begin to look or what to do. I know she is close at hand all the time. Oh, I didn't tell you that," he broke off, noticing the start sho gave at the words. "I saw her last night." And he described bis meeting with her at the Ash Tree wood. It was now Beryl's turn to be utterly ?JC1 piCJkCU. "It cannot have been Lola," she said. "It is impossible." "Yesteroay I should have said it was impossible that she would ever leave the shelter of my roof, but I have a new and horrible fear, Beryl, which I have not breathed to a soul, not even to the detective who is down here. It would explain everything, and it makes even the letter intelligible. She has not been like herself for somo time now. She has had fits of moodiness and depression, in which she was haunted by dread of some terrible catastrophe which would overwhelm us all. I have tried more than once to rally her from these when I have found her so, and generally I could do it with a word or a caress. Yesterday she was like this when I was with her in the afternoon, the time she speaks of in her letter here, and I have somehow come to fear that in some way the scene with that French villain may have unstrung her nerves till?till she has lost her mental balance and been driven to this rash and fearful act. Heaven help me I I believe she is mad, Beryl." He broke down then at the free utterance of the thought that had been forcing itself on him, and burying his face in his hands he yielded himself up helpless to the rush of mental pain that overwhelmed him. Beryl sat watching him infinitely juoved at the sight of his laboring trouble, but thinking that perhaps even that belief, which she did not for a moment share, was more merciful than a knowledge of the truth would be. She herself could read without difficulty the meaning of Lola's fits of depression and fear of impending trouble, and she sighed as she recognized in it all the evidence of the struggle through which she had uassed and the gathering clouds of doubt aud misery which had beset her. "If you read t':e letter, Beryl, in the light of that suggestion, you will see," aaid Sir Jaffray after a long silence, "how everything seems to fit in with it. All that the poor girl says is so vague as to be in reality incoherent. Then it is plain that it is no interference with lirr lave for me which drives her away. There is thus absolutely 110 cause whatever for her act, while the little, trembling prayer that I may never know the cause is just what one might look for. If there were any real facts behind, she would know that I must find them out, but this?this trouble might be hidden. Then her conduct last night?all is consistent with that one terrible thought. When I think of it, I declare I am like a madman myself!" he exclaimed,*aud then he began to stride from one end of the room to the other in impetuous haste. Soon after this Mr. Gifford was shown in. Ho was going to speak to Sir Jaffray when he caught sight of Beryl and stopped abruptly. "Have you any news, Mr. Gifford?" asked Sir Jaffray. "You may speak uureservedly before this lady, Miss Leycester." "Yes, I have news and some of if strange and startling enough. In the first place, let me ask you what were rne rpiuuous uuiwvtu t>uui who uuu %.a*k. Frenchmau, M. Turrian?" Beryl started at the questiou and looked eagerly at the mail. "They were only those of acquaintanceship. Years ago she had been a music pupil of his, and when he came to this neighborhood some time since I asked him to come to the manor house and subsequently invited him to stay here. That is all, save for the scene I told you of yesterday." "You mustn't mind my questions, Sir Juffray, please; but, tell me, would he be likely to write to her?" "Certainly not." "Do you kuow the handwriting on that envelope addressed to her?" "Yes. It is that of?Pierre Turrian." The words came slowly, as if by force "That scoundrel has dared to write to her." "It was found in her room last evening, and this letter may have been the inclosure. It was found in another place." It ran as follows: You must bo by the cottago by Ash Tree wood at tho north end of the pnrkat 0 o'clock tonight. P. T. There was a dead snence m tno room as the mau read out the words of the letter, aud each of the hearers secuied to bear the other's heart beats. "There is more behind. You must please to prepare yourself for a shock, Sir Jaffray, and you, miss, too. That letter was picked up within 20 yards of the cottage mentioned in it, and close to the wall of the cottage was found? the body of this Frenchman, Turrian, with a dagger plunged right through his heart." Sir Jaffray and Beryl interchanged a lightning glance, and Beryl's pulse seemed to stop for a beat and then go bounding on with double force as the news was told. TO BE CONTINUED. ittiscfllanrmtD grading. WHAT WAR WITH SPAIN WOULD COST. New York Herald. It would cost the United States $200,000,000 to go to war with Spain, and $300,000,000 to main the war six months. It would cost Spain a thousand million pesetas?a peseta equals about 20 cents?to go to war with the United States, and fifteen hundred million pesetas to maintain the war six mouths. These are conservative estimates made after talking to those in a position to best judge the cost of a conflict between the two countries. At best the estimates of the cost of a war must be in the most general terms as all depends upon the scale of preparation, the aggressiveness of the contending parties, and particular theatre of the war?whether on land or water. And yet the essential requirements in waging war are readily determined by those familiar with military science, and with this goes the experience of our last war, which cost the stupendous sum of three thousand million dollars. There are veterans in the public service here, such as General Hawley, chairman of the senate committee on military affairs; Senator Morrill, who framed the Morrill tariff, which gave the sinews of war in 1861, as well as many urrny and navy bureau chiefs skilled in the detailed cost of ordinance, equipment, transportation, quartermasters' supplies, and the commissariat, who know the cost of war in all its forms. They are naturally loath to discuss an hypothesis of coming war, and yet it was from men of the character that the basis of these estimates was drawn. With a view to getting also the cost from the Spanish standpoint eminent Spanish authorities were consulted. COSTLIEST THING IN THE WORLD. <?t?r _ ;n ||IA >V HI" JH UJC CUaillcsib I.iiiug ill ihv world," said Geueral Huwlev, a veteran both of the field and of public life, when asked what it cost us to go to war with Spain. "But that is about the only certain element in it. It is u co.>t so enormous as to be almost beyond comprehension. But when it comes to enumerating the items of cost, or stating in adyance what a given conflict will cost, that cannot be done with any degree of accuracy. In the first place it depends upon how many men are to be called iuto service, and then the kind of service they will have to perform. With that much known, the thing to do is to consult the heads of the several bureaus of the war and navy departments. There is a fixed cost of rations, another cost of equipment, another of clothiug, etc. By learning all these separate items of cost some adequate idea might be formed of the cost of going to war, but until I knew the number of men to be brought into service and the scope of preparation, I would hesitate in making even a rough estimate of cost. It is like asking bow long is a piece of string. It depends. All that I can say is that the cost of war is enormous the greatest one item of cost known." General Hawley mentioned the ex peneuce wnicn me msi war gave ?u the measure of the cost of war, and many other military authorities base their ideas on the practical experience which that conflict afforded to our own people. It was a lesson not only in the assembling of men and supplies, but in the best methods to be followed in raising great sums of money for emergencies. OUR EXPERIENCE IN 1861. When President Lincoln called on congress for 400,000 men, he also asked for $400,000,000. This is at the rate of $1,000 for every man called into service. His message to congress stated also that the sum asked was "less than one-twenty-third part of the money value owned by men who seemed ready to devote their whole." This gives another percentage?onetwenty-third?as a basis of calculating what amount of the wealth of a coun try should be summoned to aid in its defense. Secretary Chase, then at the head of the treasury, estimated $320,000,000 as the sum required to begin the war. This proved to be short of the requirements. The army appropriation bill passed by the extra session of congress after the firing on Sumter, carried $207,000,000. The navy appropriation bill carried $65,000,000. These estimates and appropriations were made, it must be remembered, with no conception of what the war was to be, and with an idea that, at most, it would close within six months. The first estimates of war are usually uuder, rather than over, what the cost proves to be. With this experience at hand, some general idea can be had of the cost of going to war at the present time. The circumstances are much different, and yet this is the only experience of our own in modern warfare from which lessons can be drawn, and, if anything, the elements of cost are greater now than theu. In a war with Spain, the conflict would be essentially different from that between the north and the south, in that Spain and theTT Ited States would be fighting acros an ocean, instead of hand to hand in one country. ESSENTIALLY A NAVY WAR. This would make it essentially a naval warfare, and a war on commerce, and, to that extent, the elements of cost would be different lrom land warfare. But, with both countries having long lines of coast to protect, with Cuba as field of land conflict, the element of providing for the cost of land warfare would be hardly less than that of the marine struggle. Prudence would also dictate that the scale of preparation would also take into account the possibility, even probability, of Spain's forming alliances with European powers, by which her fighting strength on land and sea would be largely augmented. With these considerations existing, the cost of going to war with Spain at this time could not be estimated tar below the cost when the first crash of arms came iu 1861. There would not be the need of the vast land force, at first 400,000 and fast increasing, until the armies exceeded the fabled forces of Xerxes, a million men being in the field at one time. But the manuing of ships of war and merchantmen, the assembling of sufficient forces at vulnerable points on our seaboard and borders, would require the men drawn from the field. In the rough general estimate of cost at the outset and for the first six months, a considerable reduction was made from the first cost in 1861, in order to give a wide margin of conservatism in estimates, although it is believed the circumstances of a conflict with Spain and her allies would justify an estimate fully up to the cost of opening the civil war. SPAIN ALREADY ON WAR FOOTING. As to Spain's first cost in going to war.with the United States, it must be borne in mind that Spain is now practically on a war footing, and has been since the Cuban struggle became serious. The war footing of Spain is 183,972 men, and this footing has been reached, if uot exceeded, iu Cuba alone. The forces there have fluctuated, but the official figures a year ago gave 121,136 men iu Cuba. Adding the reserve force in Spain, and those in the Phillipines and I'uerta Rico, the total is fully up to the war footing of Spain. The same is true of Spain's navy, which is and has been ou a war footing. This, then, would give her the advantage of having her organization of war in actual operation, *- -? <-1. A 1.1 whereas the unitea oiaies wuuiu uc precipitated from a state of peace into one of war. Doubtless a war footing of Spain capable of dealing with Cuba would have t<f be with the United Slates, but ut least it would serve as a nucleus?it would save that extraordinary cost of a first start. Up to this time, however, Spain hus known no need of a war footing beyond that above given, which, in detail, is as follows : Infantry, 132,000. Cavalry, 17,156. Artillery, 12,156. Engineers, 11,027. Staff, 11,140. Hospital Corps, 483. Total 183,972. SPAIN'S FIRST COST. While this is the war footing of Spain, yet provision has been made Ity which, in an extraordinary emergency, 1,083,575 men could be put in the field. This vast number in a country having hut 17,000,000 population, is phenomenal in the annals of warfare. It is not conjectural, however, but is based on careful estimates made by Spain as to her utmost resources in case of need. It contemplates the establishment of military depots in every Spanish district, and making it the center of a regimental organization of recruits and reserves. With these forces to draw from, Spaiu's first cost would be in arming and equipping those, in addition to the force now in Cuba and the-Phillipines and disposing them in the army and navy. What this cost would be has been roughly estimated by competent authorities at the outset at 1,000,000,000 pesetas. The basis fur the estimate is the cost of the Cuban conflict to the present time. The war budget for 1895-6 was 140,000,000 pesetas regular, 40,000,000 pesetas extraordinary. This has been mounting up ever since, until the cost of war up to this time is estimated at $280,000,000, or $85,000,000 a year. With the increases re quisite for a conflict with the United States, the cost would be more than double that of holding Cuba, and by a most conservative estimate, the total of 1,000,000,000 pesetas, or $200,000,000, was made by one well fitted for an intelligent view of the subject. EXPENSES FOR SIX MONTHS. Many interesting details are developed in the course of the estimate for maintaining the war for six months. For instance, the item of new guns for the United States troops would be a large element 01 cost aunng toe nrst stage of the war. At present, the Krag-Jorgensen guns is being put into use as fast as it can be manufactured. But there are not more than 25,000 of these guns available. There are some 200,000 old Springfield rifles, but in a war with Spain?her men handling one of the most deadly of modern arms?the United States would hardly expect to place Springfield rifles in the hands of its soldiers. The new rifles cost from $17 to $20, and to arm 200,000 men, the cost of this one item of rifles would be $4,000,000. The estimate included a ration allowance of 10 cents a day, which, for 200,000 men for six months, would be another $4,000,000. Another detail in reaching the total estimate for six months was the cost of uniform, two suits at $8 each being allowed. This, for 200,000 men, would be about $3,500,000. In the item of ammuninition, the estimate contemplated 200 rounds for each in six months. Five dollars would about cover the cost of 200 rounds, which for 200,000 men, would be about $1,000,000. With the modern use of machine guns, every company of infantry would doubtless have a gun of this character. They cost about $1,000 each, making unother item of about $2,000,000. These details of exuipment are almost infinite, and with a force of 200,000, the cost in every instance runs into tbe millions. Aside from the first cost, there is the additional cost of transporting vast supplies of food and clothing, after it it once purchased. WHERE WOULD WE GET MORE 8HIP8 ? The same scale of elaborate expense runs through all the branches of naval equipment, limited, however, by the fact that a navy cannot be expanded in weeks or months, as an army can be formed. Although a war between the United States and Spain would be essentially a marine struggle, both of the parties would have much difficulty at the outset in increasing the number of their ships. From the moment war was declared, every port in the world would be closed against us in any effort to buy ships. While free to buy of the Armstrongs or any other foreign firms at the present, these markets would be closed to us the moment hostilities began. Not only would foreign governments, occupying the position of neutrals, be unable to aid us with ships, but it would be impossible for us to buy of private parties without making the foreign government responsible, according to the rigid ruling of the Alabama award. The same restrictions would be placed upon Spain, and only by forming alliances could the navies of either couutry be materially augmented at the outset. This, of necessity, would keep down the element of naval cost, for, being unable to buy boats, the countries would have to do their fighting with such forces as they had augmented by the merchant marine. The arming of merchant ships would be a costly operation, for they would be drawu from their regular service, and the government would have to pay liberally for their use. At such times "war profits" are expected and exacted, and there would be no recourse from it. And, aside from the first cost to the government of taking these merchant ships from the coasting trade, the trans Atlantic, the transPacific, the West Indian and the South American trade, there would be the second cost of mounting guns and giving them such armament as would, fir, them for war service. The financing of the Civil war was a stupendous operation, as may be judged from the fact that today the government is slowly paying off the bonds floated at that time, and is maintaining an issue of $346,000,000 greenbacks issued on the faith of the government, to tide over the demand for funds. D. A. R. In Washington.?The annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution is now in progress in Washington. Of the delegates from South Carolina, the Washington Star says: "The South Carolina delegation is a strong one this year. Charleston is represented by Mrs. F. M. Jones, the regent of the Rebecca Motte chapter. Mrs. Jones is a descendent of nine colonial and Revolutionary ancestors. From this same chapter comes Mrs. Frances Nash, who has served for years on the national board most satisfactorily to all. Columbia is represented by the well known writer, Mrs. Clarke Waring, who organized the first chapter in the state, and who is the author of one of the prize stories awarded by the National society. Another literary light of the delegation from Columbia is Mrs. T. C. Robertson. Mrs. Nicholls, of Spartanburg, ably represents the Cowpens chapter, and Mrs. H. White, the wife of Captain White, who erected the only monument in the world to Confederate women, and also to the slaves, represents the King's Mountain chapter."