DON'T WANT KENNEDY FREED.
Barnwell People Petition Governor
Not to Pardon Him.
Representative Jas. E. Davis of
Barnwell filed with Governor Blease,
S Tuesday afternoon, a petition counter
to that recently presented in behalf
of J. Chester Kennedy, the young
^ white man who was two years ago
convicted of procuring the murder of
a neighbor, Perry Ussery, on the public
square in Barnwell, by negro as!
sassins. Kennedy is serving a life
sentence in the penitentiary.
Mr. Davis, formerly solicitor, made
a strong personal appeal to the governor
not to turn Kennedy loose on
the community again. Mr. Davis was
one of the attorneys assisting Solicitor
Byrnes in the prosecution. Mr.
Davis' former partner, Mr. Arthur
fBest, of Barnwell, was one of the attorneys
listed by Governor Blease, in
his recent letter to the chief justice,
I as "eligible" to appointment for ser^
vice as special judges.
Mr. Davis said that one of the endorsements
on the counter petition
was by Magistrate T. S. Dunbar of
Four-Mile, who swore Governor
Blease into office. "For God's sake
don't grant it," is the plea of the aged
I magistrate to the governor, in regard
to a pardon for Kennedy.
THE CALL FROM THE DESERT.
"Not yet," said Marjorie. "I can't
marry you yet, Jack."
"But why not?" persisted Captain
Aymere. "Is it the same old story?
v Is it that you won't beleive?or can't
believe?that Guy is dead?"
She gave a little shudder.
"Yes, that is why," she answered.
"But three years have passed since
he was killed," said Aymere. "Three
years! His own men brought to
Tangier the news of his death."
Aymere took her hands in his. She
twas very beautiful, this first love or
his?more beautiful even than when
she warried Rolfe, who was once his
friend?Rolfe who had treated her
brutally, who had neglected her, who
? had gone off at last to Morocco on one
of his expeditions and had never re|;
It was quite true that Aymere had
always adored Marjorie. When she
married Rolfe he suffered cruelly,
but he had striven to keep the man's
friendship, and from afar, as it were,
, ( he worshipped the woman who had
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husband. But time, the healer, had
wrought changes of great import to
& Jack Avmere. Rolfe was dead, without
a doubt, and Marjorie was to be
won. He knew that she loved him.
For two years after Rolfe's death he
never saw her, but then he came and
asked her to be his wife. She refused,
as she was refusing now; the old
dread was always in her heart.
But Aymere was a persistent lover.
| and the konwledge that Marjorie returned
his love made him sure that
in the end he would win her?and
at last she did consent. The day was
m fixed and presents and congratulations
Then came the bombshell, for
Rolfe, after all, had not been killed.
He was a captive in the hands of the
Moors. The same American consul
who had sent the news of his death
to Marjorie three years ago now sent
this fresh, this stunning intelligence.
When Marjorie received the news
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Aymere guessed in an instant what
had happened. One glance at Marjorie's
face and he knew the truth.
"So you were right," he said
quietly. "He is alive!"
She handed him a letter, and waited
in silence until he had read it
through to the end.
* * * * *
A few days later the couple, accompanied
by Marjorie's brother
Reggie, were on their way to Tangier.
After an uneventful voyage, they
arrived in northern Africa, where the
American consul had secured a guide,
and one week later a well equipped
caravan started southward over the
The caravan crawled slowly. Abu
Yussef, the guide, was a man of few
words, but he had told Aymere that
Rolfe had sent him to Tangier, promising
him a rich reward if he succed-*
ied in getting help.
The caravan moved more quickly
as the higher lands were reached,
where the cool breezes blew from the
At last the mountains were crossed,
and in a valley beyond lay a little
. white town, to the left of which,
looking very tall and slender at so
great a distance, was a tower.
Abu Yussef touched Aymere's
"He is there!" he said.
PP . Aymere nodded.
"I will go to him to-night?alone,"
he whispered. "Do not tell the othJj$.
ers. We will camp here."
PI He stole away about midnight,
. when all except Abu Yussef and MarPp1
jorie were slumbering.
The night was wonderfully bright
and clear. The monlight silvered the
desert, the stars blazed in their golry,
and a pure cold wind was blowing.
& Once or twice some dark 'creature
ife- . .
leaped or slunk away from Aymere's
path; now and again the hideous yells
of the hyenas rang and echoed. But
silence was reigning when he came to
a halt beneath a barred window of
For a little while he stood there,
with bowed head, as though in deep
reflection; then he glanced up and
gave a low whistle. Years and years
ago, when he and Rolfe had been
friends, Rolfe had known that whistle
At first there came no answer. Aymere
whistled again, still very soft
ly?then waited. Presently he heard
a rustling, a sound as of a chain
And in another moment Aymere
beheld a dreadful face?a face dark
as a Moor's, bearded and disfigured.
The man wore a turban, and for an
instant Aymere believed there had
been a mistake. This could not be
Rolfe, this wretch, whose fingers,
like talons, clutched the bars, and
whose eyes glanced like the eyes of
a wild beast.
But it was.
"Is that Abu Yussef?" croaked
"Rolfe!" answered Aymere. "I
whistled. I have come here to try
to rescue you. Abu Yussef is at the
camp at the foot of the mountains."
"Aymere! You? Why have you
come? To gloat over a poor wretch
who has suffered torments, who has
been doomed to live and die in this
vile prison? Why have you come?
Not out of pity! I know that well
enough. I remember?I remember
?I struck you once and forbade you
my house. You were making love
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come here to taunt me, to say you
thought I was dead, to tell me that
you have married her!"
"Rolfe!" he said. "You must let
me speak. I know what you must
have suffered. I shall forget what
you have just said to me. I came
here to help you to get free. Your
wife is at the camp with her brother.
It is true that we thought you were
dead. It is true that I meant to
marry Marjorie. But when the news
came from Tangier that you lived we
set out in search of you."
Rolfe gave a snarl of rage.
"Yes, I understand," he croaked,
glaring at Aymere with hate in his
eyes. "You have come here to make
a bargain with me. You knew that
I was a captive in this vile hole, and
that I should be only too glad to get
out on any terms. Is there anything
Aymere turned without a word and
[ walked away, unneeaing jttoire s
cries still ringing in his ears, until
the distance made them fainter, and
at last they died away.
Abu Yussef was standing at his
post, and Marjorie stole from her
tent and came noiselessly toward
"Is he there?" she whispered, laying
her hand on Aymere's sleeve.
"Is he there?"
"Yes," he answered. "I am going
back to set him free. You will re
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main nere. nuu i ussei anu xvcggitr
will accompany me."
Soon the three men were gone,
and the camel drivers had lain down
again to continue their slumbers, for
Marjorie had' volunteered to play
the sentinels She stood there in the
silver moonlight?a tall, slim figure
?and watched the rescuers go upon
their way. She glanced around upon
the sleeping camel drivers, hesitated
a moment, then set off swiftly in pursuit
of the rescuers. She halted now
and then, and hid behind rocks and
boulders, lest they might turn and
The three men reached their goal
at last. She saw them halt and look
upward, then she heard a peculiar
whistle. Aymere was giving his old
Then came a rasping noise as
tiiougn some one was using a. ine.
She crouched, listening, and then
just below her and coming up the
slope she beheld a white-robed figure,
carrying what appeared to be a
long gun or spear. Trembling, she
grasped her heavy revolver in her
The man came noiselessly up the
slope. She now saw that his weapon
was a long rifle, and so closely did
she crouch against the wall in the
shadow that he never dreamed that
a woman was within six feet of him.
A bar came falling from the window?then
another. Rolfe, the captive,
had been given a file, and was
making frantic efforts to get rid of
his chains. At last those who waited
saw his face again.
"Free! I am free!" he croaked,
i "Help me down!"
"Come!" said Aymere.
Rolfe by a desperate effort, scrambled
from his horrible dungeon half
way through the window.
Suddenly a tall figure in white
rose from the ground, and the long
barrel of a Moorish rifle was pointed
straight at the wretch who had so
nearly gained his liberty. '
The Moor, his rifle undischarged,
gave a hoarse cry, spun round, and
dropped in a heap. A woman came
running to the rescuers, her revolver
"O'Riley is coming!"
TRAIN ROBBERS ARRESTED.
Men Who Raided Train and Killed
Mobile, Ala., March 8.?W. A.
Pinkerton, head of the Pinkerton detective
agency, who is in this city,
was notified to-day in a telegram
from Chicago of the capture in the
woods of Michigan of the robbers
who robbed the mail train on the
Oregon Short Line some time ago.
The men arested are Thomas
O'Hara and Victor Close. At the
time of the robbery one of the porters
on the train was shot to death
?anH annflier wniinrted The men were
traced to the woods of northern
Michigan, but the arrests were not
made until the conductor of the
train was taken to Michigan and
identified the men.
Not a Word of Scandal
marred the call of a neighbor on Mrs.
W. P. Spangh, of Manville, Wyo.,
who said: "she told me Dr. King's
New Life Pills had cured her of obstinate
kidney trouble, and made her
feel like a new woman." Easy, but
sure remedy for stomach, liver and
kidney troubles. Only 25c. at Peoples
Drug Co., Bamberg, S. C.
How One Wife Managed.
I know of a couple who began
their home making with the idea of
the wife having a small independence
of her own. So each year she took
for her own a young pig from the litter,
to which she gave personal attention.
In the meantime she learned
to cure the meat and hams to perfection.
In the course of time she
bcame an authority in her immediate
vicinity upon curing hams and
her product brought an extra price.
Through the years the little bank
account grew. One day the question
of a college education for the children
was in the balance. The father
thought he could manage to provide
for the boys, but, to his way of thinking,
the girls did not need a college
education. The wife did not think
that way about it and when the time
came and the whole issue had resolved
itself into where the money
was to come from, it then developed
that the little bank account was
quite adequate for the oldest daughter.
The little sum has been passed
on from one to another member of
the family. And now three girls owe
their splendid college training to
the very small beginning in the early
A satisfactory partnership in financial
matters is without doubt the
lot of a great majority of house
wives. After all, isn't faith the root
of the whole matter? Mutual confidence.
Whatever the scheme of
disbursement, without faith there is
trouble ahead for one or both.?Progressive
A Dreadful Sight
to H. J. Barnum, of Freeville, N. Y.,
was the fever-sore that had plagued
his life for five years in spite of many
remedies he had tried. At last he
used Bucklen's Arnica Salve and
wrote: "it has entirely healed with
scarcely a scar left." Heals burns,
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corn and piles like magic. Only
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smoking in her hand.
"Marinrip'" nripri Avmere. "You!"
"Look out!" exclaimed Reggie.
Rolfe, desperately wild for freedom,
had striven to leap down from
the window. Aymere and Abu Yussef
leaped to break his fall, but it
was Aymere who half lifted him
again to his feet. Then he struggled
like a mad man from the captain's
grip, and with one of his horrible
laughs struck him in the face.
Aymere reeled and Rolfe at that
instant snatched the revolver from
With a frenzied howl, he fired
point blank at Aymere. Marjorie
gave a scream and knocked the barrel
"Ah! You too!" snarled Rolfe.
I'll kill you both!"
There was a convulsive movement
of the white figure that lay but a
few feet from the others, a cry of
warning from Marjorie, and the
sound of a shot rang through the
night. The Moor even in his death
agony, had gripped his long gun and
fired at his prisoner.
The revolver dropped from Rolfe's
hand, he pitched forward and fell
sprawling at Aymere's feet, shot
through the heart.
For a while a great silence reigned.
Abu Yussef was kneeling beside
the dead Moor, Aymere and Reggie
were bending over Rolfe's body, and
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Presently Aymere took her hand.
"Come," he said, "let us go. He
is dead. And look, the dawn is
breaking. We must go back?back
over the mountains while there is
time. If we wait it may be too late."
Soon the caravan started on its
way across the mountains, the full
glory of dawn burst upon the desert.
Marjorie and Aymere rode side by
side in silence, a strange and wonderful
peace reigning in their hearts,
and in their eyes the love-light
"O'Riley is coming!"
FRANCE TO CHOP TWO HEADS.
Two Youths, Both Under Seventeen
Years, to be Executed.
A dispatch from Paris says:
This city which has long been familiar
with bloody scenes, will soon
witness the decapitation of two boys
unless their sentence be commuted to
The boys, both under 17 years old,
were recently condemned to death at
the Seine assize court for the murder
of a collector in the service of a
banking company. The two boys,
Georges Tisser, aged 17, and Paul
Desmarest, aged 16, deliberately lur
ed the collector with a $25 note to
the flat where Tisser lived with his
mother, and while the collector was
looking at the document they killed
The lads had been brought up to a
trade by their parents, respectable
people, and they were alleged to have
found about $800 in Andre's bag.
They disappeared from their homes
and went to a hotel. They soon blossomed
out in brand-new suits of
clothes, and thus attired they proceeded
to different cafes and restaurants,
where they spent their money
freely. They were betrayed by two
girls, upon whom they had spent the
During the trial the judge asked
Desmarest who conceived the idea of
the crime, and he replied: "Tissier;
as he had been in a commercial establishment,
he knew what I did not
?how the collectors called."
Tissier interrupted: "Desmarest is
not speaking the truth. It was he
who suggested the crime."
Desmarest exclaimed: "I persist in
my statement. How could I, who
had never committed a theft, have
thought of a crime? Do people begin
with a murder?".
Despite the judge's charge that Tissier,
who dealt the fatal blow, alone
was the murderer, and that extenuating
circumstances might be urged
in favor of Desmarest, the jury returned
in the affirmative to ail the
questions, and the death penalty was^
passed on both youths.
The verdict caused a stir among
those in court, most of whom were
fashionably dressed women.
Forced to Leave Home.
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Case Puzzles Physicians.
For seven * days William Sherdivine
has lain apparently dead in his
home in South Norwalk. The physicians
say there has been no sign
of respiration during that period.
It has been impossible to give him
nourishment. Yet when a needle is
thrust deep into the flesh at a nerve
center he moves, which shows that
he is alive.
Mr. Sherdivine has been in ill
health for a long time and a week
ago he was stricken with what
seemed to be apoplexy. His body
became rigid. A mirror placed to
his lips failed to shown any signs of
moisture. Dr. John Dollmer, the
family physician, pronounced him
dead. His wife, who- believed her
self a widow, and his two stepsons
were about to put on mourning and
arrange for the funeral, when one of
them noticed that the body was still
Unable to believe that he could be
alive, but unwillinf to ignore the
least doubt, they called back the physician.
He was astounded. Other practitioners
were called in and they applied
all known tests to determine
if there were still life in the body.
The patient did not respond to any
of the tests until the needle was
pressed to a nerve center. A quick
movement of the body was the immediate
The next day his condition was exactly
the same, and it has remained
the same ever since. There is
no pulse beat apparently, but the
body remains warm.
The physicians acknowledge themselves
completely baffled by the remarkable
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