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MI1 ?i.,?HRD 5fo: "=T_: " YORKVILLE.8. O.,"TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 191-2. ^oTiT 'me PRODIGALJl Th eFamou\Nov VAUGHANJKE4 Copyright, 1911, T^Bobho-V^ CHAPTER XIVJ^J / | Done muni "Now, Tom," said Betty, f<atrling little air of excitem^^Bs she J rose from the breakfast that first morning at Belle Pl^Hl am ready if you are. I want y^H show me everything!" "I reckon you'll notice som^Higes," remarked Tom. He went from the room down the hall a step or two in ^Hce of her. On the wide porch Be^H.used. breathing deep. The hous^Kd on an eminence; directly belo^^Bu the bottom of the slight desce^Hras a small bayou, beyond this ^Iforest stretched away in one unbrcB| mass to the MississlppL Here sBtherf, ? gleaming In the briliant moriB light, some great bend of the rivervisible through the trees, whilSe Ar" * niled kansas coast, muv auu up against the far horizon. "What is it you want to k anyhow, Betty?" Tom demande<Aurning on her. "Everything?the place, tI?Belle Plain! Oh, isn't it beautiful I hac k no idea how lovely it was!" eld Bet^ ty, as with her eyes still flxA>n th< distant panorama of woods al watei she went down the steps, TcMat he: heels?he bet she'd get sick it al , soon enough, that was one coArt! V \ "Why, Tom! Why does tl law: look like this?" "Like what?" Inquired .TomA "Why, this?all weeds anArier: and the paths overgrown ?"n a Betty surveyed the unkempl^^asl that had once been a lawn, ^Httl frown fixed itself on her smoqj^An Mr. Ware rubbed his chin ly on the back of his hand. < "That sort of thing looked Bet,"- he said, "but it kept fl A' 81 Lot the best hands out of right at the busiest time of tl4'tfar' "Haven't I slaves enougl| asked. -J -1"" ?ninr erent into p*?' I IIC UUli vv?v. r cheeks. He hated her for thai T " she was going to come that erm was she?. And he'd worked gl?11 v like a horse bring in moi 1^Why, he'd doubled the acreage ton and com in the last four.-M He smothered his sense of hi I indignation. I r "Don't you want to see the ~ TV t? Lrl rac or Jet a >? .?!>? ujjtC" i you about, you couldn't waer h the place in a week!" he urg ii The girl shook her head an?<j s swiftly down the path that 1m * terrace to terrace to the miof r the bayou. At the first terbe c paused. All below was a wfeg a of tangled vines and brush. Sid t Tom rather piteously. What hn lost was more than he could y a understand. Her father had d \ \ these grounds which he was. t v? ing a riotous second growth t- v V. low- up. i "It is positively squalid!" crL l _ ty, with a little stamp of her t LA, Ware glanced about with dv j The air of neglect and decay 1 was everywhere visible, and wh t f such a shock to Betty, had n< \ reached in a season. He wai ] w convinced that the place looked much as it had always looked. < "I'll tell you, Betty, I'm buj] morning; you poke about .a] what you want done and we'll*] he said, and made a hasty retr his office, a little brick building other side of the house. Betty returned to the porcl jg'. seating herself on the top ste] oihnwn on her knees and hi "" sunk in the palms of her hands, ^ about her miserably enough. S still seated there when half a | later Charley Norton galloped drive from the high road. C sight of her on the porch he from the saddle, and. throw1 ^ reins to a black boy. hurried "Inspecting your domain. Bet m asked, as he took his place n (in the mF "Why didn't you tell me, C' or at least prepare me for th asked, almost tearfully. "How was I to know, B I haven't been here since you we I dear?what wa3 there to br Old Tom would make a cow out of the Garden of Eden, he?a beautiful, practical, soi Saj HP he Is!" 9K Bk. "What am I to do, Charley? B "Keep after him until you you want, it's the only way tc Tom that I know of." "it's horrid to have to as< rself!" "You'll have to with Tom?: Betty?he won't understand, else." Then he added: "I _ around and see what's needed or two of care will remedy this neRlect. Just make Tc lot of hands in here with br __ and axes and soon you'll fer Norton spent the day at Bi and though he was there or B behavior as the result of an they had reached on board 1 bv proposed twice, fl "My intentions are all ri: B assured her in extenuat I've the worst memory imag yes, the lower terrace is ba< B but it's no great matter. B fixed with a little work." B It was soon plain to 1 W Tom's ideals, if he possese | not led him in the directk Hisnlav. His soc ne in i,lvu had suffered atrophy. The ^ utterly disorganized; th< dearth of suitable servants. feB had known were gone?sold H By ed. Tom explained that the H WBF no need for them since h H Bo pretty much In his office, H been the use in keeping dai ffl ing about doing nothing? of those show niRg< H their price in husky field could be made to do a day not feel they were abused. But Tom was mistaken In his supposition that Betty would soon tire Df Belle Plain. She demanded men, on/1 hocron rvn tho la WMA This interested and fascinated her. She was out at sun-up to direct her laborers. She nad the advantage of Charle' Norton's presence and advice for th> greater part of each day in the wek, and Sundays he came to look aer what had been accomplished, an. as Tom firmly believed, to put tht little fool up to fresh nonsense. He could have booted him! As le grounds took shape before her deghted eyes, Betty found leisure to instute a thorough reformation Indoor. A number of house servants were Bcued from the quarters and she bqm to instruct them In their new dies. Tom .-as sick at heart. The little fool wtd cripple the place. It gave him ace nausea to see the gangs at work out the lawns; It made him , sicker pass through the house. There were f. or six women in the kitchen > now?1 was damned if he could see I what *y found to do?there was a , butler id a page. Betty had levied ; on thenbles for one of the best teams r to dratie family carriage, which had r not be in use since her mother's j death :iere was a coachman for that and aner little monkey to ride on n the rule and hop down and open gates, his came of sending girls away ' school?they only learned B foolishi. Lg And se niggers about the house [e had to'dressed for their new work; le the *bu a cracking plow-hand he v was. v better clothes than he?Tom ?did. wonder he was sick;?and S* waste! m knew all about that when t, the bilbgan to come in from Memix Phis, y, that pink-faced chit, he Is always irred to her in his own mind " now asdnk-faced chit, was evolving e a scherbf life that would cost eight or ten :>usand dollars a year to s malntaiand she was talking of > decorat for the house, either from , New Oans or Philadelphia, and new ! furnituifrom top to bottom. Tom t that he was being robbed. Then h?ealized with a sense of shock that he was a fortune of over half a milllqin lands and slaves which jhe had lanaged and manipulated all Ithese >trs, but which was not his. i""- K/V arma rtf vw^nitt*"l i ut UlUl u iiuvi viav w* itiw v? lis stepmother's will he would Inherit t in the event of Betty's death?well, he looked like dying, a whole lot?she ras as strong as a mule, those soft ounded curves covered plenty of vlgirous muscle; Tom hated the very Ight of her. A pink-faced chit bubding over with life and useless entrgy, a perfect curse si* was, with ill sorts of extravagant tastes and he vas powerless to check her, for, alhough he was still her guardian, there vere certain provisions of the will?he :onsulted the copy he kept locked up n his desk in the office?that permlted her to do pretty much as she pleased with her income. It was a lell of a will! She could spend flf:een or twenty thousand a year if she vanted to and he couldn't prevent !t. [t was an iniquitous document! Well, the old place could go straight jff to the devil, he wouldn't wear out (lis life economizing for her to waste? tie didn't get a thank-you?and he knew thit nobody took off the land bigger ciops than he did, while bale for bale his cotton outsold all other cotton raised in the county?that was the kind of a manager, he was. He Iwaggtd Ms head in self-approval. And Hvhat did he get out of it? A lump >sum -acb year with a further lump l?um <f twenty thousand dollars when *khe cane of age?soon now?or marVied Tom's eyes bulged from their akockSe?she'd be doing that next, to int B?v's sphere of influence rapidly i itself she soon began to bavher doubts concerning the treat ty mei*ccorded the slaves, and was not >earton? discovering that Hicks, the tve|r, ran things with a high hand. harl^aj reached a crisis one day when, is?" iai|ng to ride through the quarerl found him disciplining a reetty? > Mack. She turned sick at nt aw^m Here was a slave actually Ing JT><ehii)ped by another slave while pastur?00(j looking on with his hands wouldn*i)CitetS( an(j with a brutal sat did sour when he caught sight of he sang out: V do; he's had enough, 1 get what, loam him!" He added sul> managep^fy^ "Sorry you seen this, iert one'sgre you order such a punishaout authority!" cried Betty ^ou must, anythingHV(. her a Mack scowl. >et's look need nQ authority to whip , a season , he said insolently, as he most of av )m put a commanded Betty, her eyes ush-hooks^e strove to keep her voice not -know b-ou shan not remain at another hour." Bile Plain; ,d nothing. He knew it 1 his good more than her sav so to agreement ^ the piace. Betty turned rhe Naiad, an(j galloped back to the i felt that she was in no ?ht, Betty, j gee Tom jugt at that ion. "But d dismounting at the door inable. Oh, ,g to her room. Jly gullied, overseer sought out ! oon He ? tt;_ ???*?**** r\f ct;it v"" omce. rii.s umnuo ... nance was singular. He Betty that wear|ng at bjg employer, d any, had (| ,nsulted before all the >n of what rage fairly choked him. ial lmPul8e t speak, house was j opportunity to swear was a mted to know if he hadn't ose s e without the over-1 , she learn- Jf he>d Kot himsejf in_ re had been g hJs QWn affa,r and hft 1 u '?e. t. generally speaking, and what had n ((fflce, Rut Tom.s f rkies stand- Re wanted t0 He had got . . . he matter was. ?rs and put _ , ,, , . , off the place, did she; hands, who A . T,n , . lave to eat crow. I ll do s work and . , . . . , >n t know what girls were or anyhow, damned if I do!" he added plaintively, as a reall- 1 zation of a stupendous mistake on the 1 part of nature overwhelmed him. 1 Hicks consented to eat crow only 1 after Mr. Ware had cursed and cajoled him Into a better and more for- I giving frame of mind. Then Tom hur- i rled off to find Betty and put matters \ right, a more difficult task than he ? had reckoned on, for Betty was obdurate and her Indignation flared up at montlnn nf the Incident, all his DOWers of argument and persuasion were call- t ed into requisition before she would c consent to Hicks remaining:, and then i only on that most uncertain tenure, his good behavior. 1 "Now you come up to the house," , ( said Tom, when he had won his point ? and gone back to Hicks, "and g^t done with it I reckon you talked when r you should have kept your blame fa- ^ miliar mouth shut! Come on and get t it over with, and say you're sorry." t Later, after Hicks had made his t apology, the two men smoked a friend- c ly pipe and discussed the situation, t Tom pointed out that opposition was t ? BR . 1 A ?' fij HI iisvV' i ifffn , VrS?5ffi&B V nan slil k^whot M '^HwlVjJvVY^KJHHMgk^jt jH |^HH^BK^pWI?^t ',(i'ATV v-,1 nnvifTi r\j AT BELLE useless, a losing game, you could get your way by less direct means. She a wouldn't stay long: at Belle Plain, but while she did remain they must avoid any more crises of the sort through I which they had just passed, and pres- I ently she'd be sick of the place. Tom wagged his head. She was sick of I it already, only she hadn't the sense to know it. It wasn't good enough, v Nothing suited?the house?the grounds ?nothing! s In the midst of her activities Betty 1 occasionally found time to think of ^ Bruce Carrington. She was sure she 1 did not wish to see him again! But ^ when three weeks had passed she began to feel incensed that he had not r appeared. She thought of him with hot cheeks and a quickening beat of 0 the heart. It was anger. Naturally 8 she was very indignant, as she had 8 every right to be! He was the first s man who had dared! 8 Then one day when she had decided ' for ever to banish all memory of him 8 from her mind, and never, under any circumstances, to think of him again, ' he presented himself at Belle Plain. 8 She was in her room Just putting 1 the finishing touches to an especially ' satisfying toilet when her maid tapped A on the door and told her there was a gentleman in the parlor who wished ( to see her. ' "Is it Mr. Norton?" asked Betty. ' "No. Miss?he didn't give no name, ^ M iss." * When Betty entered the parlor a mo- ' ment later she saw her caller standing with his back turned toward one of 1 the windows, but she instantly recognized those broad shoulders, and the 1 fine poise of the shapely head that surmounted them. "Oh, Mr. Carrington?" and Betty t stopped short, while her face grew 1 rather pale and then crimsoned. Then she advanced quite boldly and held out ' a frigid hand, which he took carefully. "I didn't know?so you are alive?you f disappeared so suddenly that night?" "Yes, I am alive," he said, and then ' with a smile: "But I fear before you get through with me we'll both wish I were not, Betty." "Don't call me Betty." "Who was that man who met you at New Madrid? He can't have you, j whoever he is!" His eyes dwelt on her tenderly, and the remembered spell of t her fresh youthful beauty deepened , itself for him. I "Perhaps he doesn't want me?" "Yes. he does. That was plain as ( day." Betty surveyed him from under her ( lashes. What could she do with this man? Nothing affected him. He 'seemed to have crossed some intangi- , Hie barrier and to stand closer to her j than any other man had ever stood. ( "Do you still nate me, weuy?miss > Malroy?is there anything I can say|( or do that will make you forgive me?"|. He looked at her penitently. But Betty hardened her heart against him and prepared to keep him in place. Remembering that he was still holding her hand, she recovered it. "Will you sit down?" she indicated 1 a chair. He seated himself and Betty put a good safe distance between them. "Are you staying in the neighborhood?" ' she asked, rather unkindly. How did he dare come here when she had for- ' gotten him and her annoyance? And now the sight of him brought back memories of that disagreeable night on that horrid boat?he had deceived her about that boat, too -she would i never forgive him for that?she had } trusted him and he had clearly shown ; that he was not to be trusted and Setty closed her pretty mouth untl t was a thin red line and looked awaj hat she might not see his hatefu 'ace. "No, I'm not staying In the neigh>orhood. When I left you I made uj ny mind I'd left at New Madrid intll I could come on down here and lay I was sorry." "And It's taken you all this time?* Carrlngton regarded her seriously "I reckon, I must have come for more ime, Betty?Miss Malroy." In spltt >f herself, Betty glowed under the caressing humor of his tone. "Really?you must have chosen poory then when you selected New MaIrld. It couldn't have been a very rood place for your purpose." I "I think if I could have made up my nlnd tc stay there long: enough, II vould have answered," said Carringlon. "But when a down-river boat led up there yesterday It was more han I could stand. You see there's langer In a town like New Madrid ol retting too sorry. I thought we'd beter discuss this point?" I - t. ii 1 PLAIN. "Mayn't I show you Belle Plain?" .sked Betty quickly. But Carrington shook his head. "I don't care anything abotit that," le said. "I didn't come here to^ &ee Jelle Plain." "You certainly are candid," said Jetty. "I intend to be honest with you always." "Dear 'me?but I don't know that I hall particularly like it. Do you hink It was quite -fair to select the ioat you did, or was your resolution o be allways honest formed later?" lemanded Betty severely. He looked at her with great sweetless of expression. "I didn't advise that boat for speed, inly for safety. Betty, doesn't it mean my thing to you that I love you? 1 idmit that I wish it had been twice a? ilow!" he added reflectively, as an ifterthought. He looked at her steadly, and Betty's dark lashes drooped is the color mounted to her face. i aon~v sne saia quicKiy. one mot rom her chair, and Carrington follow d her example with a lithe movement hat bespoke muscles In good tralnng. She led the way through the vide hall and out to the porch. "Now I am going show you all n*er the place," she announced resoutely. She stood on the top step ooklng off into the flaming west ,vhere the sun rode low in the heavens. "Isn't it lovely. Mr. Oarringtor ?Isn't it beautiful?" "Very beautiful!" Carrington's glance ,vas fixed on her face. "If you don't care to see Belle Plain,' >egan Betty, rather Indignantly. "No, I don't Betty. This Is enough 'or me. I'll come for that some othet inie if you'll be good enough to lei ne?" "Then you expect to remain in the leighborhood?" "I've given up the river, and I'm toing to get hold of some land?" "Land?" said Betty, with a rising nflexion. "Yes, land." "I thought you were a river-man?' "I'm a river-man no longer. .1 am ?oing to be a planter now. But I'll [ell you why, and all about it some Hov 'Fbor* bo bolfl out hi? land. "Good-by," he added. "Are you going?good-by, Mr. Car ington," and Betty's fingers tinglec kvith his masterful clasp long after h< lad gone. Carrington sauntered slowly dowr :he path to the highroad. "She didn't ask me to come back?ar oversight," he told himself cheerfully Just beyond the gates he met thai same young fellow he had seen at New Madrid. Norton nodded good-naturedly as he passed, and Carrington glancing back, saw that he turned ir it Belle Plain. He shrugged his shoulders, and went on his way not reioicing. (To Be Continued.) A Cooked Account.?Provost Harrl son. of the University of Pennsylva nia. said of a somewhat overcooket report: "It reminds me of the cash accoun of a millionaire's wife. Her husbarn looking this account over the othei day, said: " 'I notice here, my dear, an iten of $500 for charity. That's rathei steep. What is it for?' "The lady flushed as she replied: " 'It's for my new Paquln gown embroidered with autumn leaves ant fruit that I am going to wear at th< Hallowe'en charity ball next week and I think it's very mean of you t( mention it, so I do!'" ! TOMPKINS SAYS NAY. i Receiver of Seminole Answers Gov> ? ernor Blease. i 1 JUSTICE FOR GA8LIN6T0N AND YOUNG. . A Full and Comprehensive Explana> tion of the Manner in Which South ' j Carolina's Big High Finance Con1 spiracy Was Handled. , Columbia State, Saturday. \ "I see no reason why the .sentences ' Vte Riven have not been representative of a Just punishment for them both," ' is the statement made by Frank G. : Tompkins, chairman of the board of receivers of the Seminole Securities : company, in making reply to the gov( ernor as to clemency for John Y. Gari llngton and James Stobo Young, for' mer officers of the company, under sentence of three years and one year, respectively, on the charge of breach of trust. The letter was written upon request of the governor. In his letter Mr. Tompkins states that he feels safe In saying that what he writes has the Indorsement of the board of receivers. ^ "I have never heard," continues Mr. TompklnB, "that there has been the slightest repentance on the part of either of these young men for these outrageous and destructive acts which made a precedent In South Carolina In circles of high finance." | The letter of Mr. Tompkins" follows: Mr. Tompkins' Letter. "Your letter addressed to me as chairman of the receivers of the HemInole Securities- company reached me the 22nd day of December, and a copy of the same wa? duly mailed to each of the other receivers for such action as they deem proper. From Information given me by some of the receivers. however, and my knowledge as to their views with reference to the question before you. I feel quite safe In saying that what I am about to write has the Indorsement of the entire board of receivers . though circumstances have been such that It will be out of the question for us to meet before January 1 and prepare a Joint answer to your letter. "I desire to say fn the beginning that I have no ill will or feeling against these young men whatsoever, and what I write with reference to their case is out of a sense of duty to the stockholders for whose benefit I am acting, and in response to the feeling that any answer to a request from an officer of the state should be not only true, but candid and entirely free from bias. sxock was ooio. "It 1b a matter of common knowledge In South Carolina that the offl<?rs and agents of the Seminole Securities company sold stock in the said company and collected money and certificates of deposits In the sum of S394.062.10 from people of this and several adjoining states, the bulk of It coming from South Carolina, for the [ avowed and stated purpose of forming therewith a casualty Insurance company, to be known as the "Sterling Accident company.' It is also quite well known that the receivers of this company, with the most diligent efforts, have been unable to collect out I of the assets of the said company as i much as 3116.000 up to this time, and with the most favorable decisions 1 from the courts and the best of luck that we could hope for, it will be impossible to add to this sum a greater amoun* than 335,000. The probability is that we will never be able to collect, In addition to what we already ; have, more than from 32,000 to 35.i 000. It will be noted that receivers i were appointed, and the court took charge of this company within less | than one year after the charter was issued and before the Sterling Acci> dent company had ever been formed; so that so far as the stockholders of : this company were concerned, the treasury should have shown nearly > $400,000 In cash when the court took charge of the company. It Is true that I In violation of the representations . made to stockholders and the written . agreement made between the officers I of the Seminole Securities company . and the trustees, some $97,000 In cash i and securities In the hands of the trustees and about $40,000 in certlfl! cates of deposit were delivered to the officers of the Southern Life Insurance ' company in the purchase of a controlling interest In their stock, at what i was proved . to be about three times the actual value of the said stock. t So that considering that that transaction accounted for $15,000, the bal! ance of the $394,062.10 has disappeared, and It has been the contention of i the state, the receivers and the stockholders generally that this money was ; fraudlently misappropriated by Messrs Garlington and Young, who were the officers of the company charged with ' its custody. i "We were never able to recover 1 from the Southern Life all of the mo! ney which they received; the $140,000 part of it having been settled by us with them for $110,000, they claiming that they as well as the stockholders 1 had been injured by the fraudulent ; act of the officers of the Seminole Securities company, and under the adi vice of counsel we deemed It best to take that amount of money and avo?u i n Inn? tedious, and to some extent, . uncertain bit of litigation. The claims t amount to some $35,000. $24,000 of r which Is claimed by Mr. Garllngton. Only Small Part. J "Messrs. Garlington and Young were tried for misappropriation of the sum of $45,596 iiv money, the property of the Seminole Securities company and it will be b^rne in mind that this was only a small part o the enormous sum of money lost forever to the stockholders of the company by the acts of thoa*? parties. Evidence was ' produced aj the trial of the case, which established to the satisfaction 1 of the Jury, the fact that during July * of 1909, ^Ir. Garllngton, with the aid r and assistance of Mr. Young, who was acting ns secretary of the company at 1 that tt'me, Issued to himself 34,500 r shares of stock of the Seminole Securities company, and appropriated for his own use the sum of $55,000 in moi ne*;, the funds of the said company, i for which he purported to deliver to tjhe company 3,500 shares of the stock of the Carolina Agency company, of GOD SAVE ' Written for The Yorkvllle E Awake, ye men who lov Awake ye men who It Truth and honor call y< For wrong Is rife and si Lodged In many a stror Together stand a reckle Devouring our beloved 1 From prodigal sons?*tl; God save the state, God Let sons arise like those Men of honor both true Men of courage and het Men to make the enemj Patriots who count not Lest liberty and right b< Oh, Freemen! do not I01 God save the state, God How her head is bowed Sick at heart, convulsed She stands and weeps, a For sons with foul dishi Dang'rously near her mi She placed her dispensa. And lo! her sons drank God save the state, God Strangers came and Joli 'Twas the time of high J They drank and drank i As many a cup they qua But at length pay day c And strangers nor sons ] Then what? Listen! S God save the state, God Then those who on plea Invented the thing now < And In mother's packet They found, and took It, 'Twas so convenient, so It seemed a wonderful t Under their tongues the; God save the state, God Other bills they found, i With hands and pockets Then they quarreled, an What their long quarrel Por the sons wanted mc Of such a rich, bountlfu Now see enemies full of God save the state, God Help, Lord; for godly r For the wicked they lnc For the vilest are exalte For dishonor Is promote O. Lord; make bare Thy Save our beloved state 1 On Thee, Lord God of I God save the state, God A crimson stain Is on o A crimson stain is on Our state's weak sons thi Sowing broadcast anarcl Their example obliterate Their Influence annlhlla Their hearts, O Lord, re God save the state, God Carolina, again prostrat Lift up thy head, be cal Strong1 sons will come ai And give to thee thy lib Thy future glory shall b With freedom's pure am Our fathers' God?'tis n God save the state, God Yorkvllle, S. C._ : ... . the par value of J10 a share, when the said Carolina Agency stock was at that time in the hands of W. a. Clark, WJlie Jones and Thomas F. Bryan, aa trustees to be held by them to be delivered to Mr. Garllngton on the happening of conditions, which never happened and which at that time seemed almost impossible to an uninterested person. At the time of this transaction it appeared also that the stockholders of the Seminole Securities company had never had a legal meeting since the organization of the company, and there was no one authorized by law, and no authority in law for any such transfer as Messrs. Garllngton and Young attempted to make, which took away from the treasury of the Seminole Securities company $55,000 in money, for which no property whatever had really been returned 'to the said company. "At the very time of this transaction, the Carolina Agency company, which had been organized and operated by Mr. Garllngton since the early part of 1907, was absolutely Insolvent, and it appeared from a report made to the said company by its president, W. A. Clark, that out of stock which had been sold for the company by Mr. Garllngton, amounting to some $48.000, there was only at that time In the treasury $1,848.40, with a credit In addition thereto of $2,592.29, with the State Mutual Life Insurance company of Rome, Ga. I will add that Mr. Garllngton has died a claim against the estate of the Seminole. Securities company for some $24,000 balance due him on account of this transaction. Suit Pending. "The Carolina Agency company Is at this time suing Mr. Garlington for an accounting for the sum of $25,000 of the capital stock of that company, which they claim was Improperly used by him. We thus see that the Seminole Securities company, was not the first company which came to grief through the operations of Mr. Garlington and the settlement of the affairs of the Carolina Agency company. In a suit subsequent to the appointment of the receivers by the court for the Seminole Securities company.) shows that the books of the Carolina Agency company, which purported to set out the transaction whereby Its capital stock was used, were shipped from Laurens to tb<* officers In Columbia by express, and during that shipment they mysteriously disappeared, and the officers of the company were able onl^ to recover from the express compariy a valuation of $50, placed on them by the shipper. Ey a strange coincidence the minutes of the Seminole Securities company, mysteriously disappeared, and the receivers have nevr been able to get from the office^ of that company any books which **rnopo ihnn ji vei-v meaeer ac *>>,r ? - ?' I c unting of the transactions of the company. "At the trial of the case In which Messrs. Garlington and Young were convicted, the defendants put up no testimony, and there has never, so far as I know, been an explanation as to how and why the funds of this company have disappeared, and so far as I have heard that there has been the slightest repentance on the part of either of these young men for these outrageous and destructive acts which made a precedent in South Carolina in circles of high finance. Purpose of Scheme. "The victims of this scheme, which ' for a great many reasons, seem to1 have been founded for the sole pur- J poses of loot, number some 1.200 to 1,500. Including Dotn men ana women and some of the letters written to me as chairman of the receivers, reveal a most pitiless cruelty on the part of the sales agents of the company in the selection of their victims. One lady ttrlting with reference to her own stock, uses the following words with reference to another lady who has been victimized: " 'She, Miss , is an orphan. THE STATE. Inquirer, e the right," ' >ve the right, ju to fight,' In is bold, ighold. ss band land, s not too late, save the Rtate! ( of old. i and bold, trts of steel, r reel, the cost, i lost, nger wait, save the state! hi shame, In frame, % iiu nccpu again, oner's stain. irsery. ry. long and late, save the state! ned the glee. evelry, ' md loudly laughed. iffed, ame, so 111, had a bill, ad to relate, save the atate! sure so daft, sailed graft, a bill Oh! ao 111, quick, rick. y rolled the bait, pave the state! uid grew rich, i full of "sich." d it got out. was about: >re and more, il store, hate. save the state! nen ceaseth, reaseth. d, ,1 holy arm, i 'rom harm, I losts, we wait, save the state! ' ur soil, , our soil, e mob doth speed, ly's seed, ' !. I te, , (generate, save the state! e, m and wait, I id rescue thee. erty, e bright, 1 d holy light, | ot too late, save the state! ?T. P. Burgees. ' \ teaches for a living, and through the i influences of an aunt and of the ras- I cally agent who came In the Interest 1 of the Seminole, she put in $300, all < she had saved.' i "I refrain from giving the names ] of these parties, as It might cause i them embarrassment, but the letter is 1 on file In my office, should you deslrt> t to see T?" * " 1 "It has been quite commonly stated with reference to this company that its victims were of the richer class of people throughout the territory in which It operated. To some extent this is true, but the handling of the affairs of this company for two years convinces me that the bankers and richer class of people were first landed and their names used to collect the savings of those who were entirely unable to stand the loss. "I will add that at this time Mr. Garllngton is under indictment in the courts of this county, Jointly with Hebert. Lacy and others, for conspiracy to defraud in buying the stock of the Southern Life Insurance company at a grossly exaggerated price, and I am Informed by the solicitor of this circuit that a requisition has been Issued for Mr. Hebert, and proceedings with reference to it are now pending In Chattanooga, to be held at an early date. - f "It appears throughout the entire t proceeding, that Mr. Garllngton was. 1 in some respects, more to blame than i Mr. Young. The circuit Judge who t tried this case seemed to take that t into consideration in nxing me sen- < tence of Garllngton for three years, while that of Young was only one. I ihlnk myself that there should have been a difference In their sentences, but I see no reason why the sentences as given have not been representative of a Just punishment for them both. "I have never seen any of the petitions or grounds for executive clemency which have been filed with your office, and of course I can not attempt to discuss any of that matter In this letter, t can only say that If there are any of the receivers, directors or stockholders of the Seminole Securities company who desire executive [clemency for these young men, my voluminous correspondence with them as chairman of the board of receivers has never disclosed it. "I have attempted to give you this resume of the facts leading up to the nnntHnllAn UfUVtAllt allffhtaot fpp]. J Ing of prejudice, to be used as your f excellency deems proper, In the deter- 1 mlnatlon of your duty In the premises t Such facts as I have stated can all be i substantiated by books and records In < my office, and I think that the case for appeal In the State vs. Garllngton and Young, as filed by their attorneys, gives all the records from which I have quoted, with the single exception of the % letter from one of the stockholders. "Personally. I can furnish no greater reason why these parties should not receive executive clemency than that. In my opinion, they received a very light sentence for deliberately appropriating a large sum of money, the property of others, apparently for no other purpose than that of enriching themselves. "Very respectfully yours. (Signed) "Frank G. Tompkins, "Chairman Receivers of Seminole Securities company." A Salute Returned.?It was the last I music lesson before the Christmas holidays, and the children had been thinking more about ihe coming festivities than about their studies so It had been rather unsatisfactory. "Well, children," said the supervisor, as he was about to leavt,. "I wish you all a merry Christmas, and I hope that when you return after the holidays you will have more music In your heads than you have today." Without a moment's hesitation, came the reply from forty little urchins, ' "The sapie to you, Mr. Brownjpg!"? j Lipplncoit's. ****" m I^H;< ' LET THE PEOPLE RULE. Tha Presidential Primary ia a Maana * to That End. Collier's Weekly calls attention to the spread of the presidential primary Idea, and points out that voters in four southern states?Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama and Kentucky?might secure the reform from their legislatures this winter. If they should bring sufficient pressure to. bear upon their lawmakers. Why shouldn't every Democrat have the right to say whether he prefers Wilson, Harmon, Clark or Folk for next pear's presidential nomination? Why shouldn't every Republican have the right to say whether he wishes Taft, LaFoIlette or Roosevelt? Already Ave states have adopted the presidential primary law?North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oregon and New Jersey, and It is to be hoped that there will be some southern states In the list before another year Is out But If the people are to win the privilege, they must work for It Speaking for South Carolina, the Torkvllle Enquirer ptesents a situation which Is Just as true if Mississippi, Alabama and of every pther southern state when it says: "But speaking of the proposed pre# uciiuhi primary, we aun i ininn u in rolng to b? permitted In this state without a fight. Even the smallest local politician has Ideas of the poasl bititles that may come to him by controlling his delegates to a convention In behalf of some particular candidate and he Is not going to give up that real or Imaginary power. If he can help It." One point which Collier's Weekly makes should not be overlooked, and that is that whether your legislature Is meeting this winter or not, the people of your state can get a presidential primary by demanding It of the *tate executive committee of your party. "The party organisation can adopt the system as a party rule," as It says: "This Is not as formal and binding, of course, as a legislative statute, but It will answer for the coming presidential year, until the legislature meets igain. Texas Is one state where this s being done."?Progressive Parmer. Greatest Canals in World. The greatest canals In the world are n the north country of America. By 'greatest" Is meant the most Imporant In the economics of transportation, for these canals are not the longest or the deepest, or the most costly, lor did their construction Involve very jnusual or spectacular feats of engl leering, trnt in point or tonnage passng through them and their Influence jpon freight rates throughout the :ountry no artificial waterways ever nade approach them, even remotely. [t is a surprising statement, but true levertheless, that these important Calais carry a far greater commerce in sight months of the yeag_than is borne Sy the Suez canal, the Kiel canal an? ~* :he Manchester ship canal in an entire rear. If the commerce of the Erie :anal, the Welland and the canals of :he St. Lawrence system be added, the iggregate will still fall short of reacting the enormous tonnage floated by :hese inland waterwaya It reached in 1910 a volume never dreamed of by he early navigators?namely, 62.361,118 tons?an increase of 4,468,069 " ons over 1909. The figures that tell >f the prospective tonnage of the Pa?nima canal, when opened to the comnerce of the world, seem insignificant vhen compared with these. ? In fact, t is hardly probable that the comnerce through Panama, in present fenerations at least, will in a single rear equal the commerce of these inand canals at present?Cassell's Magizine. Biggest Gun in ths World. The biggest gun in the world is a lixteen-inch breech-loading rifle deilgned for the seacoast defense of the Jnited States and its insular possesons, the first one completed being inended for the Panama canal.- The toal length of the gun is forty-nine feet 1.9 inches. It has a diameter of sixty n# 6V% a KwaaaW t a rvosinor a ioian. nv-iica ai mc ui ccvii, laj/ci nig vm meny-eight Inches at the muxzle. If imokeless powder Is used it is estimath1 that a full charge of 679 pounds vlll throw a projectile weighing 2,400 pounds a distance of twenty-two niles. The projectile prepared for the nonster is five feet four inches long, ind it has been calculated that it vould go through a steel plate 42.3 nches thick, if the plate was placed at :he muzzle. The total weight of this nonster is 130 tons. What would haplen to a vessel when hit by one of its irojectlles cain only be. surmised. The French battleship Llberte, which blew ip recently, would probably look like l slightly damaged ship beside it. Dther rifled guns of large caliber hereofore constructed are the Italian gun. :allber 17.76 Inches; the French gun >f 16.6 inches caliber and the Armitrong gun of 16.26 inches caliber. The greatest gun ever built by the .Krupps tad a range of 12 1-2 miles. None of hese compares in point of energy and -ange with the newest American pro luct.?Chicago Tribune. McGILL-WHITE8IDE8. Jorrwondene* of tho York rill* Knotrirw. Clover, December 29.?On December t 1Q11 at 9. n m.. a. verv nrettv wed ling was solemnized at the home of Mr. L. A. McGill, uniting in marriage Miss Minnie McGill and Mr. G. Wistar tVhltesides. The bride is the youngest laughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. McGill >f Bethany. The groom, a rising young justness man of Sharon, S. C., is a ion of Mr. Jeff Whitesides of Smyrna. V corner of the parlor was cut off by in arch of ivy, scattered over which vere many lighted candles. Behind he arch were banked potted ferns and jalms, the whole making a beautiful sackground for the bridal couple, rhere were no attendants, the bride ind groom entering to the strains of :he wedding march, sweetly rendered jy Miss Eunice Plaxico. The ceremony,, performed by Rev. W. A. M. Plaxco, was, rhetorically, unusually jeautlful and appropriate. The bride xrnrp her cnlnavnu/av orrtwn. a hand jome coatsuit of brown mixed goods, rloves of tan, with brown velvet hat, ind carried an exquisite bouquet of uride's roses and asparagus fern. The uresents were numerous and handsome, rhey left immediately, under a show?r of rice and good wishes for their future home at Sharon, S. C. In a field of melons do not pull up four shoe; under a plum tree do not adjust your cap. If your schemes do " not succeed, af what use is it to regret their failure? If you love your son, give him plencudgel; if you "hate your ^ \ htn> with dainties.