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and he's going to do it-ef n
to t(
Wi. McCager spoke, sooth- c
S g gittil' made. Caleb t
1 We knows ye used ter
pl, an' we hain't aimin' a:
feelin's. But Samson's
l mountings. I reckon g
ter come back, he'd
now. Let him stay whar b
Sat+" demandedl old Ca
a truculent voice.
bi business," Sally flashed tl
iI kow. All I want to tell c(
Don't you make a move t
tim to get word to him. I b
'sa got to have his say." b
we hain't a-goin' ter wait,"
Ol Jeb, "fer a feller tlet [email protected]'t b
onwarhes a-eoourin b
a yir so shore of h I, why
tell us whar he is 1(1i ?"
he y business, too Sally's
re resolute. "i've gr a Itter h
re. take two days to get to
1, t take him two ior three t1
se to get here YOU";' : ot to
on ,,
so the tenporary .,ain
es apattiLt, 1ut ' sort
l8 to a tenpl u.tu ild.,
S 't O place ter :i1 tter
l Hixon. No n't
th PIxon, an' ride in
he' carrier won't be :r.a tfis
va days yit." '
d askin'" any Soulth to ride
s I recollect another time
ýwas the only onel thn'
ul 0tat," she an.n r( (, still
art' ' didn't come here to ask
4 wome td give oriers--for r
tra leaves soon in the morn
ge letter's goin' on that train."
ola' ter take hit ter town
ad to take it for myself."
as, given as a matter of
ldn't hardly be safe, Sal
aUs demurred; "this hain't
a gal ter be galavantin'
'erself in the night time.
up ter storm, an' ye've
les ter ride, an' thirty-five
," she replied. "I'm
Jwarnin' you now, if you
that Samson don't like,
to answer to him, when he
h turned, walking very
_ ptiess to her sorrel mare,
at a gallop.
i. said Wile McCager,
to at last, "hit don't
tt dif'rence. He won't
)how." Then, he added:
ia smart."
trn from Europe, after
` was in the nature of
o ti ph. With the art
of erge Lescott and the
p of Adrienne, he
for portraits, from
it mid pay munificently,
to him. He was tasting
w ,being lionized.
Mrs. Lescott opened
BIs Long Island early, and
Aas full of the sort of
0 eiess to pleasant places
in flannels and girls
~ Pgowns and tanned .
0o iing wholesomely and
t and making love
endously busy these
studio of his own, had
week. Horton was, of
y, and George Les
the honors as host.
it Adrienne left thi danc
ole, where she took
of honeysuckle.
followed her. She
and smiled. She was
Samson, loosely clad
s the Samson she had
.S *wsa ardly to greet
we stayed inside and ;
able to the girls,"
him, as he came
use of making a lion
'roar for the vis
ng," laughed the
been explaining to
hat we only eat the
Kentucky on certain
ervance and sacri
be agreeable to you,
yourself homesick,
ered with a short
words came softly.
Words, but those of
the sea? Her ex
ese rather
of kings, and her
t than the streets
lug fulfills?
o and no other.
desire their hills.' "
haid, and a trace of
Btole into her voice,
I WM a note of self
*oc. "But soon I
for a time. I've
deal lately about
and wild.' I'm just
ad my relation
more to go back
WF your life," she
tly contending,
Sof the young eagle,
,ay, to go back to
was hatched."
i said, gently, "sup
e is the only one
S y-and suppose he
Athers? Don't you
it myself for a
at you see now?"
tot to relapse, but
a. tructive force. I
must carry some of the outside world ,
to Misery. I must take to them, be. t
cause I am one of them, gifts that 't
they would reject from other hands." d
From the house came the strains of it
an alluring waltz. For a little time u
they listened without speech, then the
girl said very gravely: 1
"You won't-you won't still feel a
bound to kill your enemies, will you, L
Samson?" E
The man's face hardened.
"I believe I'd rather not talk about
that. I shall have to win back the n
confidenice I have lost. I shall have to ;
take a place at the head of my clan
by proving myself a man-and a man
by their own standards. It is only *
at their head that I can lead them. 3
If the lives of a few assassins have to
be forfeited I shan't hesitate at that.
I shall stake my own against them
fairly. The end is worth it."
The girl breathed deeply, then she
heard Samson's voice again:
'"Drennie, I want you to understand
that if I succeed it is your success.
Yru took me raw and unfashioned, and t
vou ha" m" rde me. There is no way
;f thau` ing you."
"There is a way," she contradicted.
You can thank me by feeling just
hoat way about it." t
"Then I do thank you." T
The next afternoon Adrienne and b
omnson were sitting .vh a gayly ch;:t
tering group at the side lines of the h
ennis courts.
'When you go back to the moun
ins, Samson," Wilfred was suggest
ing, "we might form a partnership.
I ,
j..:: L·t · .~
"The War's On and My Hands Are
'South, Horton &t Co., Development of
Coal and Timnber.' There are millions
in it."
"Five years ago I should have met
you with a Winchester rifle," laughed
the Kentuckian. "Now I shall not."
"I'll go with you, Horton, and make
a sketch or two," volunteered George
Lescott, who had just then arrived
from town. "And, by the way, Sam
son, here's a letter that came for you
just as I left the studio."
The mountaineer took the envelope
with a H xon postmark, and for an
I instant gazed at it with a puzzled ex
pression. It was addressed in a femi
nine hand, which he did not recognize.
It was careful, but perfect, writing,
, such as one sees in a school copybook.
With an apology he tore the covering
and read the letter. Adrienne, glanc
ing at his face, saw it suddenly pale
and grow as set and hard as marble.
Samson's eyes were dwelling with
only partial comprehension on the
D! script. This is what he read:
"Dear Samson: The war is on again.
' Tamarack Spicer killed Jim Asberry,
and the Hollmans have killed Tama
rack. Uncle Spicer is shot, but he
may get well. Thdre is nobody to lead
the Souths. I am trying to hold them
down until I hear from you. Don't
t come If you don't want to-but the
; gun is ready. With love,
Slowly Samson South came to his
feet. His voice was in the dead-level
r pitch which Wilfred had once before
,s heard, His eyes were as clear and
hard as transparent flint.
"I'm sorry to be of trouble, George,"
- he said, quietly. "But you must get
me to New York at once-by motor
,f I must take a train south tonight"
"No bad news, I hope," suggested
f. For an instant Samson forgot his
I four years of veneer. The century,of
e prenatal barbarism broke out fiercely.
it He was seeing things far away-and
~t forgetting things near by. His eyes
n blazed and his fingers twitched.
"Hell, no!" he exclaimed. "The
:k war's on, and my hands are freed!"
ie For an Instqnt, as ,o one spoke, he
g, stood breathing heavily, then, wheel
e, ing, rushed toward the house as
Lo though just across its threshold lays
the fight into which he was aching
p to hurl himself.
un -
a Samson stopped at his studio and
threw open an old closet where, from
?" a littered pile of discarded background.
at draperies, canvases and stretchers, he
I flahed out a buried and 4ust-oovered
'Oi" r ....... They had long
aiu h %,.ott" a, but they held the
'usty cl ;,e in which he had left
disery fle threw them over his arm
md dropped them at Adrienne's feet,
is he handed her the studio keys.
Will you please have George look
after my things; and make the neces
gary excuses to my sitters? He'll find
t list of posing appointments in the
The girl nodded.
"What are those?" she asked, gaz
ng at the great leather pockets as at
tome relic unearthed from Pompeiian
'"Saddlebags, Drennie," he said,
'and in them are homespun and jeans.
one can't lead his 'fluttered folk and
wild' in a cutaway coat."
Shortly they were at the station,
Ind the man, standing at the side of
the machine, took her hand.
"It's not good-hy, von know," he
said, smiling. "Just auf Wiedersehen."
She nodded and smiled too, but as
shi smiled she shivered, and turned e
the car slowly. There was no needt
to burry now. 0
Samson had . t the fastest west
bound express' o0n h sclhedule In a
thirty-six hour- he would be at Ilixon. '
There were many things which his
brain must atto!c.: and digest in these
hours. He must arrange his plan of
action to its minuterst detail, because tl
he would have as little time for reflec
tion, once he had reached his own
country, as a wildcat flung into a pack t
of hounds. ti
From the railroad station to his h
home he must make his way-most s'
probably fight hie way-through thirty L
mn''; of hostile ttrritory, where all n
the trails weo wat" od. And yet, for
he time, all that seemed too remotely d
unreal to hold his thoughts. He was 1
O ng the coolly waving curtains of b
Poweres , hintz that stirred in til win- s
dows of his room at the Lescott n
house and the crimson ramblers that It
nodded against the sky. He was hear- 1
ing a knock on the door, and seeing, a
as it opened, the figure of Adrienne S
Lescott and the look th: had been in L
her eyes. r
He took out Sally's letter. and read a
it once more. He r-a ii n0 oelnnically d
end as a piece .rf 't.. s that had A
brought evil tiding- Thre ý" lenly, n
another aspect of it Ftruc-k h m-.,n as- t
pect to which the shock of its rucen
tion had until :thlis tard'- moment p
blinded him. Th' :; . r way perfectlY .
gr inmaticc l any:, u-ti in a hand of t
copybook roue . and evenness.
TI address, the 1.ely of the ni's'
atni;, he signator : all in r-e cut
rur!.inIy. She woeld not have intrust
8 Kc writing of this letter to ap.one
Sally had learnea to write.
Moreover,. at the end were the
words, "with love. It was all plain
now. Sally had i rerudin'ed him.
She was declaring : rself tr:o to her
mission and her love. All that .. t
hbreat through which he had toe gd d
been due to his own miscone otton,
and in that misconcention hr had
drawn into himself andl had stopped
writing to her. Even occasional
letters had for two yearc eased to I
brighten her heart-strat ;iing isola- 1
tion-and she was still valting. .
She had sent no wrrd of an".' until
the moment had n: x . ihe
had promised to into: .. flly
abandoned and alone. ..t
Ing her way up-that -:;. mis: tand
on his level.
State Superintendent of Education
Harris of Baton Rouge has received
notice from Bruce R. Payne, president
of Peabody College, Nashville, of two
s.-holarships to the summer quarter of
the school which are being offered to
Louisianians. The scholarships are
worth $25 and are offered subject to
the condition that they will be duly
advertised in the press of the state.
Superintendent Harris is asked to
make the appointments.
A record breaking price for rice
was oaid at Crowley for 2,500 bags of
Sol Wright's famous Blue Rose rice
at $4.61%, being about $5.75 per bar
rel. '1'
Iberia Parish, which has not raised
enough Irish potatoes to supply its
own people during the potato season,
this year will have 100,000 bushels to
A shortage of funds in the hands of
the school board to meet the salaries
of the teachers in the public schoola
of Port Barre has resulted in the sus
pension of classes. Thei high school
will reopen in September.
More thanf $12,000 has been collected
by the Germans of New Orleans and
sent to Germany for Red Cross relief
James E. Edwards, Chief Commis.
sloner, and Justin F. Donechaud, treas
urer of the Panama-Pacific Louisiana
Commission of New Orleans, called
upon Commissioner Ricks and were
given a city warrant for $5,000, the
contribution of the city towards the
Louisiana display.
Sloan A. Emerson of Lake Charles
brought in a 1,000-barrel gusher in
a the Edgerly field on the part ofia
1 lease abandoned by the Gulf Reaning
Company as unproductive.
"Dry" Forces Are Said to Have Sur
prise in Store For New
New Orleans.
The wave of Prohibition sentiment
that has carried into the saloonless
column eight states within the last
twelve months threatens to splash
over New Orleans and Louisiana.
While there is believed to be no prob
ability of this city or state going dry
very soon, yet there never before ha
been so much activity among the pro
Iihibitionists. Six weeks ago, in a whirl
wind campaign, $60,o00 \as placed in
the treasury of the Anti-Saloon League
frot Louisiana. This fund is to be
spent in continuing agitation. Now,
on the very heels of the last speakers.
the Flying Squadron, known as a Pri
hibition university on wheels, plans to  
swoop down on New Orleans and
Louisiana for the purpose of disseini
nating anti-saloon feeling.
Last year Ex-Covernor Ilanly, of In
diana, started a fund of thousands of
dollars to finance a nation-wide prohi
bition tour. He associated with him
self twelve of the livest speakers and
musicians that could be found in the
United States, including Dr. Charles
M. Sheldon, author of "In His Steps"
and other popular fiction; Hon. O. M.
Stewart of Illinois and Hon. John H.
Lewis of Massachusetts, both promi
nent legislators of their respective
states; Dr. Tra Landrith, college presi
dent: Dr. D. A. Poling, head of the
Associate Christian Endeavor Move-4
ment: and Dr. Carolyn E. Gefsel, of
the Battle Creek Sanitarium and one
of the most brilliant woman orators of
America. These speakers gave not on
ly money but their time for one year i
to the movement. They engaged six *
of the best singers and players that
could be found.
New Orleans is the 160th city vis
ited since the squadron left Peoria,
Ill., last September. The squadron is
not controlled by any organization or
society and is not dependent on any
one for its support. It is not a money
raising movemnt, but claims to be
strictly out to fight the existence of
the legalised saloon. In support of
its announcement that it is not out for
money, Hon. John B. Lewis gave, in
addition to one year of his time, $10.-i
000 in cash to finance the tour. This
Sgift was almost equalled by Ex-Gov
ernor Hanly, and each of the speakers
has given large amounts of money to
the cause. There is not a speaker who
Is drawing a salary for his year's.
"Dark Hollow," One of the Best Deteo
tive Tales by That Popular Writer,
Anna Katharine Green.
The fame of Anna Katharine Green
as a writer of detective stories is an
International one, but there may be
some interested admirers who do not
know that in private life she is Mrs.
Charids Rohlfs. She was born In
Brooklyn almost sixty-eight years ago.
In 1884 she married and her husband,
in Anna Katharine Green,
s for some years, was an actor in the
I company of Booth and oiler trage*
The author made her first well-su5*
tained literary reputation with "The
id Leavenworth Case," which still stands
et pre-eminently among the world's big
detective stories. It was staged and
added new emphasis to the dramatlo
Is* qualities of the author's rare story*
is* telling ability. More than thirty pub.
as lications followed, and now, after
ed all these years of steady writing,
re comes "Dark Hollow," the new serial
te we are about to publish, every bit as
he1 baffing and e'xciting as were the frst
fruits of her tireless pen. It Is a
capital and engrossing mystery tale,
Cs with a new depth and seriousness
in that carries with it a truth that only
*a could be felt by one whose keen ob.
BE servation had been measured by Ule
values. You must be sure to read it.
Who Is tIe
eMysterious Murderer
of Dark Hollow?
That is the question
you will ask many,
times as you follow
one baffling clue after
another through all
the elusive twistings
and turnings of our
new serial
Written with all the"
skill that has made,
Anna Katharine
Green one of the most
popular of American
novelists. If you love
mystery be sure to
read our coming
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Order Fixing Terms Of
Parish. I Month.
Calcfasi. . ........... ... 1st Jan. 1
I .3rd Jan. Jury
Jefferson ) avi. ... 1st .an. 1 Jury
, Jii an. I
Beauregard..........Ist Feb Juz'y
e:rdl eb.
Allen . ... 1st I eb.
. .1. ...... :Ird Feb. Jury
Cameron.... .......... 2nd March I
(Cnlcasieu ...........1nd March I
Jefferson Davis.. 3r...... d March 1
Beauregard....... 3rd March 1
Allen . ... 4th March 1
Calcasieu ............. 4th March I
S.is April Jury
"" if' April '
174 Airil
Jefferson Davis..... 1ir April
Beanregar ..... 1 May
it )'ay 2 Jfy
Allen ....... ..... ist May . Jury
el ... cie :Iird May 2
Beauregard... nl June 1I
Calcaien ..d............ June
Jefferson 'aoiu. .ird June 1
Beauregard.. 4th Jute 1 J?
IAllen. 13 Jul 2 JuLY
Cameron ... 1st Julv e Jury
Beauregard.. :Ird HeiL 2 Jury
Caleasieu......... I' ~ ect ut
ir Oct. cinL
Jefferson Da is . -i . 2 ury
Ale . rd (Ject.. 2 Jur
Ast Nov 2 ury
Beaurecgardl.;:... ;r'd NoKv. i
('aletisieti. irdf N''v 1
Jefferson Davis. 4ti N"OV 1
(Cmeron ...n1 St Dec. 1
P 'aicasieu. ...... "~nd Dec. I 1

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