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She approve of the manner In which he conducted himself. She liked a man who could be unobtrusive. The next morning he found himself seated opposite her at breakfast. He received another curt little nod, cool and distant. aB he took his seat. "You stop In Washington T" said Carrington. Betty shook her head. "No, I am going on to Wheeling." ^ "You're fortunate in being so near* ly home," he observed. "I'm going on to Memphis." Betty exclaimed: "Why. I am sro ing to Memphis, too!" "Are you? By canal to Cumberland. and then by stage over the .National Road to Wheeling?" Betty nodded. "It makes one wish they'd finish their railroads, doesn't It? Do you suppose they'll ever get aa tar west as Memphis?" she said. "They say It's going to be bad tor the liver trade when they're built on something besides paper," answered Carrlngton. "And I happen to be a flatboatman, Miss Malroy." No more was said Just then, for Betty became reserved and did not atItempt to resume the conversation. A 'day later they rumbled Into Washington, and aB Betty descended from the coach Carrlngton stepped to her side. "I suppose you'll stop here, Miss Malroy," he Bald, Indicating the tavern before which the stage had come to a stand. "Yes," said Betty briefly. "If 1 can be of any service to you?" tie began, with just a touch of awkwardness in his manner. "No, I thank you, Mr. Carrlngton," aid Betty quickly. "Good night . . . good-by." He 1 turned away, and Betty saw his tall .form disappear In the twilight. A month and more had elapsed lnce Bob Yancy's trial. Just two days later man and boy disappeared from Scratch Hill. Murrell was soon on their trail and pressing forward In hot pursuit. Reaching the mountains, he heard of them first as ten days ahead of him and bound for west Tennessee; the ten days dwindled to a week, the week became live days, the five days three; and now as he emerged from the last range of hills he caught sight of them. Y&ncy glanced baok at the blue wall of the mountains where It lay along ' the horison. "Well, Nervy," he said, "we've put a heap of distance between us and old Scratch Hill." For the past ten days their Journey had been conducted in a leisurely fashion. As Yancy said, they were seeing the world, and it was well to take a good look at it while they had a chance. Suddenly out of the silence came the regular beat of hoofs. These grew nearer and nearer, and at lost when they were quite close, Yancy faced about. Smilingly Murrell reined tn his horse. "Why?Bob Yancy!" he cried in vjwxui Baiouimiaieni. "Yea, sir?Bob Yancy. Does it bappen you are looking fo* him. Captain?" Inquired Yancy. "No?no. Bob. I'm on my way west." Murrell slipped from his saddle and fell Into step at Yancy's side as they moved forward. "They were mightily stirred up at the Cross Roads when I left, wondering what bad come of you," he observed. "That's kind of them," responded Taney, a little dryly. There Was no reason for It, but he was becoming distrustful of Murrell, and uneasy. -II A uc/ WOUI iUI W?IU IU UIOUUO. ii Hmw /Irl^ i *m H saautt/ Ha Haavd a Distant Sound ?a Splash. aoddao tarn la tha road bsoogfrt thorn Ho tka adfa of an axtaaatra eiaartn*. CToaa to tba road thar* war* aararai tonUdtn?, bat not a traa bad baan nnarad to sfesltar tbam and tbar stood fdftfc fltajrytr, tba onmplalSif tooob to a mmmm a that was sis m iu v ^l amilk arHff^pt, and v ' ' * r v^*' gjffBtfr"" utilitarian. A sign anboanoed the dingy atructnra of log* nearest the roadside a tavern. Worn the door of the tavern the Agere of a man emerged. He wee black-haired and ball-necked, and there was about him a certain shag-; glnaea which a recent tqllet performed at the horse trough had not served to mitigate. "Howdy r* he drawled. "Howrtrr mannn A <wl 1*? ! ?- ? ^UJ . iOUV/. "Shall you stop hereT" asked Mur* rail, sinking his voice. T&noy nodded. "Can you put ua Up?** inquired Murj%ll, turning to the tavern-keeper. "I seckon that's what I'm here for." said aiosson. Murrell glanced atx>ut the empty yard. "Slack," observed Slosson languidly. "Yes, sir, slack's the only name for It." It was understood be referred to the state of trade. He looked from one to the other of the two men. As his eyes rested on Murrell, that gentleman raised the first three fingers of his right hand. The gesture was ever so little, yet it seemed to have a tonic effect on Mr. Slosson. What might have developed Into a smile had he not immediately suppressed It, twisted his bearded lips as he made an answering move- j ment. "Eph, come here, you!" Sloe- I son raised his voice. This call brought a half-grown black boy from about a corner of tbe tavern, to whom Murrell relinquished hie horse. "Let's liquor," Bald the captain over his shoulder, moving off in the direction of the bar. "Come on, Newy!" said Yancy following, and they all entered the tavern. "Well, here's to the best of good luck!" said Murrell, as he raised his glass to his lips. "Same here," responded Yancy. Murrell pulled out a roll of bills, one of which he tossed on the bar. Then after a moment's hesitation he detached a second bill from the roll and turned to Hannibal. "Here, youngster?a present for you," he said good-naturedly. Hannibal, embarrassed by the unexpected gift, edged to his Uncle Bob's side. "Thank you, sir," said the boy. "Let's have another drink," suggested Murrell. Presently Hannibal stole out into the yard. He still held the bill in bis hand, for he did not auite know hnw to dispose of his great wealth. After debating this matter for a moment he knotted tt carefully In one corner of his handkerchief. In the tavern the three men were drinking?Murrell with the Idea that the more Taney came under the influence of Blosson's corn whisky the easier his speculation would be managed. Mr. Yancy on his part believed that If Murrell went to bed reasonably drunk he would sleep late and give him the opportunity he coveted, to quit the tavern unobserved at break of day. "When yo' get to feelln' like sleep, young boss, Mas'r Slosson he says 1 show yo* to yo* chamber." It was Slosson's boy Eph. "Tes, you can show me my chamber," Hannibal said. Eph secured a tin candle-stick with a half-burnt candle In it and led the way into the passage back of the bar. They mounted a flight of stairs and passed down a narrow hall. This brought them to the back of the building, and Eph pushed open the door on his right. "This heah's yo' chamber," he said, and preceding his oompanlon Into the room, placed the candle on a chair. The moon was rising and Hannibal went to the open window and glanced out. For a moment he considered the night, not unaffected by Its beauty, then, turning from the window, he moved his bundle and rifle to the foot of the bed, where they would be out of his way, kicked off his trousers, blew out the candle and lay down. Yancy had become more and more convinced as the evening passed that Murrell was bent on getting him drunk, and suspicion mounted darkly to his brain. "Have a drink with me!" cried Sloeson, giving way to drunken laughter. The captain's dropped out, and 1 low K's about time to' these here festivities to come to an end. I'm thinking some of going to bed myself," said Yancy. He kept his eyes fixed on Murrell. He realized that If the latter could prevent It he was not to leave the bar. He never shirted his glance from Murrell's face. Soowllns now. thn ountaln'm atm biased back their challenge as be thrust his right hand under his coat. "Fair play?I don't know who you are, but I know what yon want!" said Taney, the light in his frank gray ayes deepening. Murrell laughed and took a forward step. At the same mo* ment Sloeaon snatched up a heary club from the back of the bar and dealt Taney a murderous blow. A single startled cry esoaped the Scratch Hlller; be struck out wildly as ha lurched toward MarreU. who ' drew his knife and drove It Into his shoulder. TeHey dropped kuevtty to the floor. --Bffw.kmg the boy elect mjm knew, but lie awoke with a start am a confused sense of thlnga. It wai evidently very late, probably lonj after midnight?but where waa hli Uncle Bob? He sank back on bis pittow lnten and listening. A chilling fervor thai gripped him fast and wodd not lei him go. mounted to bis bram. Where was his Uncle qob? Whj didn't he come to bed? Ifemories oi Idle tales of men foully d^dt with li these lonely taverns flashed througl his mind. He slid from the bed, and for i lpng moment stood oold a id shaking his every sense on the aert. W1U Infinite caution he got intp his trous ers and again paused to listen, sine* he feared his least movement mlghi betray him. Next he secured hh pack, and was ready for flight. Encumbered by his belongings, bu with no mind to sacrifice them, h< stepped out upon the shdB and mad? his way down the slant of the roor t< the eaves. He tossed his bundle tc the ground and going down on hit knAfifl lovontd tlfa riflo lofHnir ?,? muzzle fall lightly again* the side ol the shed a8 It left his hand, then b< lay flat on his stomach and. feet tlrst wriggled out Into spaca. When h< could no longer preserve his balance he gave himself a shove away Iron trie eaves and dropped clear of th< building. As ho recovered himself he war sure he heard a door open and clcs<and threw himself prone on tin ground, where the black shadow cas by the tavern hid btm. At the same moment two dark figures came froi. about a corner of the building. Ht could just distinguish that they car ried some heavy burden between then and that they staggered as the: moved. They passed out of sight, ant breathless atad palsied, Hannibal crcp about a corner of the tavern. H< must be sure! Presently he heard a distant soum ?a splash?surely it was a tplashA little later the men came up th lane, to disappear In the direction o the tavern. Hannltmi peered aftc them. His very terrors, while the wrenched and tcrtursd him, gave blr a desperate kind Ofpourage. As th gloom hid the two-mfcn, he starts forward again. ITffifjlfhoil the en of the cornfield, climbed * fence, an entered a ^ ''"" WfcjjWii Vf" ^r 1 the long wet grab# TS^Yoond wher the men had ^'TUTTCTjP'tlr burdei He reached dov/n ah^swept his han to and fro?once ylce?the tblr time his little palm game away re and discolored. There was the Aliit pale prcmon tion of dawn in the pkjr, and as h hurried op tha light*grew, and th black trunks of trees detached then selves from the white mist that tllle the woods and which the dawn mad visible. There was light enough fo him to see that he was following th trail left by the men. He emerge upon the bank of the Ilk river, whit like the woods with Its ghostly nig to sweat. The doll beat of th# child's heai quickened as he gazqd out on th swift current that was hurrying o with its dreadful secrfet. Then th full comprehension of Ms loss seeme to overwhelm him and he was utterl desolate. Sobs shook him, and h dropped on his knees, holding fast t the stock of his rifle. "Uncle Bob?Uncle Bob, com back! Can't you come back!" h walled miserably. Presently he sta( gered to his feet. As he glance about, he saw almost at his feet dug-out, made from a tingle popla log. It was secured to an overhanf ing branch by a length of a wll grape-vine. With one last fearful loo off across the deadening In the dlre< tion of the tavern, he crept down t the water's edge and entered th canoe. In a moment, he had It fre from its lashing and the rude cral was bumping along the bank In spit of his best efforts with the paddh Then a favorlnsr rurr?nt rtnaht a swept it out toward tiie center of tb stream. The next installment of this cap tal story will appear in tile next issn of Tlie Chronicle. Successful Woman Farmer. Miss Grace M. Putnam is said to b one of the most successful farmers 1 New Jersey. She was born an brought up in the city, never evei visiting the country until after sh was 16 years old. Her farm consist of about five acres and is slanted ei clusively in cantaloupes. She report that she rented her farm for the lira year. The second year she bought 11 the third year she paid up every deb uo uwcu auu yui fO,UW ID DWIK. DO does all tbe work heraelf after th Drat plowing, for which aha paya i fanner $12. Her aeeda coat her $1 ai acre, fertilizer $10 an acre a ad barrel for chipping one year'a crop $60. 8b alia her melone direct to dealera a $6 a barrel. She thlnka her auocea ha a fanner la largely <due to the tea that ahe lovee the work better thai anything elae la the world. * :| MluWsGHEDUl.ES T ' SEABOARD AIR LIKE RAILWAY t Southbound 1 No. 81 Arrive in Cheraw 3.12 a. m. ^ No. G7 Arrive in Cheraw 8.22 a. m. ^ No. 43 Arrive in Cheraw 9.45 p. m. I [ Northbound H i No. 84 Arrive in Cheraw 12.30 a. m. [2 ? No. 66 Arrive in Cheraw 8.22 a. m. ? No. 58 Arrive in Cheraw 9.48 p. m. I H No. 68 Northbound makes coonec I* [ tion at Kollock with the Bennettsvilel km . & Cheraw R. R. train. SB ? No. 66 makes connection at Kol- Bj t lock with Ronnottoolllo B. A ? ->WMUVWVW * MAO Vb vuciaw XV m 1 R. train for Bennettsville and all S? t points on the B. & C. system beyond B j Bennettsville. ^ , No. 57 makes connection at McBee ^ > with tbe C. M. & C. R. R. for > Jefferson, S. C., also with the S. C. J & W. R. R. for Hartsyile, Darling- J ' ton and Florence. e c i ? e . ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILWAY * 3 Southbound ' [ No. 61 Leave Cheraw 6.30 a. m. vo. 63 Leave Cheraw 5:35 p. m. Northbound | t ? ! No. 62 Leave Cheraw 11.57 a. m. No. 60 Arrive in Cheraw'10.10 p. m. No. 62 makes connection at Wades* boro with train for Winston-Salem. ^ No. 61 mokes connection at Florence __ j with trains for Charleston, Columbia, ? - and Wilmington, and at Darlington i with train for Sumter and Columbia. S T f No. 63 makes connection at Florence with trains for Columbia, Char- Mei t I leston and Wilmington. - CH] a ? CHESTERFIELD A LANCASTER RY. ? | Westbound e I So. 7 (local) Due to Leave 7.00 a. m. <i So. 35 Due to Leave 4.50 p. m. r Eastbound y No. 8 (local) Due to Arrive 4.50 p. m. II ? No. 36 Due to Arrive 3.45 p. m. * j No. 36, if on time, makes connecd tion with the Atlantic Coast Line, No. ( d 63 for Darlington, Florence, Colump nia. Charleston and Wilmington. ? No. 7 subject to ^mulment. ?] <1 d Ttio Curs. d Miss Fay Templeton, at a supper at the Ritz-Carlton in New Tork given 1* In honor of her return to the stage, 6 praised the American business man. e "I have only one fault to find with l* him," she said. "He works too hard. t d Hence, of an evening, he Is some- . 6 times a little dull.' r "But intelligent wives can soon cure ? 6 their husbands of overworking. I d know a wife?she and her good man 6 are in Egypt now?who came down to lt dinner one night In a somber black robe. c*' t nil.. ? A? ... ? xxvx xiuou?iiu? -* ingniiuiiy over8 worked millionaire?looked at her cob- Mc D tume and exclaimed: 6 '"Why on earth, my love, are you d wearing a dress like that? It's posiy tlvely half-mourning." 6 " 'Of course It's half mourning,' she ? replied. 'When you come home from the office, don't you always complain 6 that you're half dead?'" e J Ho <1 Perils of Sea Service. & The submarine branch of the navy >*" has undoubtedly risks and dangers of Its own, as the sad tale of previous <1 disasters plainly sho*vs; and when a 0f it catastrophe such as took place recent5 ly unhappily occurs it is of a nature 0 to make a profound Impression upon * the public. But in relation to the num0 ber of submarines in commission, and A ft to the constant exercise they under- pk e go, the picked officers and men who i 9- serve in them do not Incur a risk out prl <1 of all proportion greater than their * comrades in other branches. Danger c and risk are no peculiar prerogative ? *.- of the submarine, they form the very te foundation of naval character, and are a pledge', in no small degree, of the security upon which as a nation we repose.?London Times. Analysis of Motives. to Q "Don't yon think our friend's belief coi . that no one except himself can save pri the oocntry denotes great patriotism T" 1 "Not exactly," replied Senator Sor- att [Kmw "It's rather a case of mbUw I - " rushing to the rescue of pessimism." do1 ?? wit Pessimistic. she "Cheer up. Opportunity may jet tin knock <m yonr door." ant "Shocks! If she ever doss. It will J? be lost my lock for her to knock when tee 1 am taking a hath."?Birmingham t ge-Herald. sn< fc? th< Now Is the time to get rid of your rheumalsm. You can dtr It by apply- a lag Chamberlains IJnlwseat and mas- *ta asglng the parts freely at each applies tion. For sale by all dealers. jJ Tow Is the time to hare jour lothes made lor the hot weathr wear. See my line of Light Serges, Crash and CheTiols Salt tug. EVEN SON k PRINCE Attorneys at Law 'chants & Farmers Bank Building RRiW - ? " - - - - 9. Fresh Beef and Pork* and Pork Sausage at . A. Burch's Market PHONE 80 Covington Hotel Building Second Street heraw, S. C. PEE DEE CAMP 227 W. O. YV. eta every Fourth Thursday night ta Mkch month. Tialtinj brethren are tordl&lly Invited to attend. Office of Coaaty Superintendent of Edncatlon The County Superintendent of Edution gives notice that his office will open every Saturday and the first mday of each month. DR. EDWIN H. KERRISOS, Dental Surgeon, * LaCoste Evans Building, (opposite The Evans Co.) CHERAW, S. C. Phones?Office 222; Residence 213. urs 9 to 2.15 3.36 to 6 DR. J. E. FUNDEBBCRK, Beotal Surgeon, flee over Merchants & Farmers Bank Phones: Offlce 138; Residence 174 D. CHAPMAN one 28. D " vaavsMTTf ?? V* First claas livery. Reasonable cea. For Quick trips I use Aral ss automobile. AFTBRjjRIP took Out for Trouble [*he after-effects of the Grip are apt be serious, but a normal healthy idition may be restored in a sursingly short time- by Vinol. iVatertown, Wis.?"After a severe ack of the Grip my system was in very weakened, nervous and ransvn condition. I began taking Vinol th the very best results, and in a >rt time I began to fed like an ensly different person, and I am better 1 stronger than 1 have been tor its." Adelaide Gamm. (We guaran. tvi. t.l A. V. 1 \ ' VU1B ICBUUJUU1AI IU Ut3 BVDUIOQ.; JVe have never sold in our store jh a valuable strength creator and ilth restorer for the convalescent; > weak and rundown, as VTnol, and ask people In this vicinity to try bottle of Ylnol, with the underndlng that their money vffl to m ned it it does notdo all -we chin I T. LADS, SUHK08T, GHB1AW,