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??There Is One WAy."
VE you done?" Hasen wet
on his feet and, rigid still,
but oscillating from side ta
side, as though his strength
suffice to hold him quite erect,
surveying them with eyes sunk so
la bis head that they looked
dying sparks reanimated for aa
I by tome passing breath.
The half-fainting woman he addreee
I did aot answer She was lookiag
I at Ransom for the sympathy and
he waa as yet too dated ta
Hasan made a move. It waa
of physical suffering sternly en
"Let ma speak," he urged. "I bare
to ask. I must ask It now.
waa the woman who came up
New York with you? There were
sa> of you then."
Without turning her head Oeorgiaa
"That waa Bella, my maid; the same
sa who personated me on the after*
saa of my wedding."
"That accounts for the coarseness
! her neck." Hasen explained with a
grim humor to the lawyer, whs
gWon a slight start of surprise or
llation. Then quietly to Qeorg
"'Was It she who threw the comb
mad dropped your bag where my man
*"1 threw the comb; threw It from ,
few window before I uttered that loud
It did not go very far; but I
at to be satisfied with the fact that
say la the direction of the waterfall,
at It waa to Bella I entrusted the
af the bag- 1 It to her
aha left the coach. I bad ex
to her long before Just what a
she would Had herself In when
was set down at the foot of the
bow she was to make her way
*aa the darkness till she cams to where
were no more trees, when sbe
? to strike across the stream, led
the noise of the waterfall. I was
particular In my directions, be
I knew the danger sbe incurred
slipping Into the chasm. It waa her
of this and the more than ordl
darkasss. I presume, which made
Sjar throw the bag hap-haxard."
saw the girl." Mr. Harper broke
djgv "She wore a black skirt like the
Saa) you now wear, a black blouse and
% rod-checked handkerchief knotted
about her throat. But the young wom?
an who was seen leaving these parts
Saa next morning had on some kind of
% red dress and wore a hat. Bella
teed thrown away ber hat; it was pick- 1
em up where the coach stopped and
ejfflterwards brought here."
"I know. My plans went deep; I
tares* w the possibility of her being
gejoognlzed by ber clothes. To guard
last this. I had her skirt and blouse
double, the one side black,
other a bright color. She had
dy to turn them. The extra hat
carried with her; It was small
oosily concealed. Her necker
she probably tucked away. I
its mate in my pocket, and when
I left my room by the window, aa I
the moment after I had locked the
rooms. It was with my hair pulled
and this neckerchief about my
ilders. How did I dare the risk,
ider now; but It was life, life 1
after; life and love; nothing else
ild have made me so fearless;
SMthlng else would have given me
confidence In myself or lent such
to my feet, running as I did in
'You ran around the house to the
and entered it by the turnstile."
"Yes and so quickly that I had
ttme to splash myself with mud and
all mv natural characteristics
any one came to find me. It
-w/as Anltra they met, panting and die
aovsled. at the head of the lane; Ant
?are in appearance, Anltra In heart. I
not act a part; I was Anitra; Anl
aa I bad conceived her. To mo
was and Is an active, living per
illty Whenever I faced you in
character, 1 thought with her half
educate i mind; felt with her hair dis?
ciplined heart. 1 even shut my ears
to sounds; 1 would not hear; half the
Urne I did not. Nor did I fall back
Sato my old ways when I was alone.
From the minute Georgian closed her
Soot upon you for the last time, and
I darkened my skin In preparation for
a permanent assumption of Anitra's
Ssdlviduallty. I became the Imaginary
twin. In thought, feeling, and action.
It was my only safeguard. Alas! had
I only gone ono step further and made
myself really deaf "
The cry wns bitterness itself, but
It passed unheeded. Mr. Hansom
could not speak and ilazen had other
omres In mind.
"Where Is this woman Hella now?"
Georgian was too absorbed or too
unwilling, to answer.
He repeated the question, this time
with an authority she < <>uM not rv .i it.
KVsing slowly, she fac ed him for one
"My God!" cam* from her lips in
startled surprise. "How pale you are!
Bit down or you will fall."
He shook his head impatiently.
"It's nothing. Answer my question.
Whore is this Bella now?"
"1 Lout know. Sac is beyond my
reach?and yours. 1 told her to loss
herself. I think she is clever enough
to do so. The money I paid her was
worth a few years spent in obscurity.**
The spark lighting his eye bright?
ened Into baleful flame, but she mat
it calmly. An indomitable spirit cos
fronted one equally indomitable, and
his was the first te succumb. Turning
from her, Hase a took out pencil and
paper frem his pocket, ami, crossing
ta the window with that tarns pecu?
liar and oscillating mottos of which
he seemed unconscious, or which he
found It Impossible to subdue, he
wrote a Una, folded It, and before
even Harper was aware of his pur?
pose threw up the sash and flung it
out uttering a Quick, sharp whlstls
as bs did so.
"What's that you're up to?" shout?
ed the lawyer, rushing to the window
and peering over the other's shoulder
Into the open space below, from which
a man was rust disappearing.
"Am I a prisoner of the police that
you should ask me that?" returned
"No, but you should be," retorted
Harper. "I don't like your ways, Haz?
en. I don't like what you and your
?ister have said about the Cause and
the conscienceless obedience exacted
from its members. I don't like any
of it; least of all this passing over
of poor Bella's name to one whose
duty It will possibly be to make trou?
ble for her."
Hasen smiled and moved from the
window. No one there had ever seen
such a smile before, and the oppres?
sion which It brought heightened
Georgian's fear to terror.
"Let me!" she cried, lifting her
hands towards Harper In inconceiva?
ble anxiety. "A quarrel with him will
not help you and It may greatly in?
jure me. Alfred, what am I to expectT
Something dreadful, I can see. Your
face Is not the face of one who for?
gives, or who sees Is a gift of money
an adequate recompense for a coward?
"You read rightly," said he. "Your
fortune will be accepted by the Chief,
but he will never formet the cowardice.
What faith can he put in one who
prefers her own happiness to the gen?
eral good? You must prepare for
"You must prepare for punishment."
"Punishment!" broke scornfully
from Harper's lips.
She hushed him vith a look before
which even he stood aghast.
"You will only waste words," she
cried. "I* ho says punishment, I may
expect punishment." And turning
back to Ransom, in a burst of longing
and passion, she raised her eyes to
blm again saying, "You do not forgive
because you do not realize my danger.
But you will realize it when I am
Ransom, under a sudden release
ment of the tension of doubt and awe
which had hitherto he'd him speech?
less, gave her one wild stare, then
caught her to nis breast. She uttered
a happy sight.
"Ah!" she murmured in the soft
ecstasy and boundless relief of the
moment, "how 1 have learned to love
you during the fears and agonies of
this awful week."
"And I you," was tho whispered nn
swer. "Too deeply," he Impetuously
added in louder tones, "to let any
harm come to you now."
She smiled; but desperation fought
with love in that smite. Gently re?
leasing herself, she cast another
glance at Hazen, upon whos? gray
and distorted countenance there had
settled a great gloom, and passionate?
"Had law or love been able to inter?
fere with the Judgment of our Chief,
1 should not ha\e been driven into the
herculean task of deceiving you and
the whole world as to my real ident?
Then with slowly drooping head.
and Um manner <>i one who has heard
his doom pronounced, she hoarsely
"The death-mark was scrawled up?
on my door last night. This is never
done without the consent of the Ohlei
No one can save me now, not even my
"False. 1 ?CTftwiod those lines," de?
clared Ransom. "It was a test?"
"Which I commanded you to make,"
put in Hasan. Then in fainter and
less strenuous tones, "She's right
Georgian Ransom is doomed; no one
can save her."
"False again!" This time it was
Harper who interposed. "I can and
will. You forget that I know the name
of your Chief. Conspiracy such as
you hint at is indictable in this coun?
try. I am a lawyer. I shall protect,
not only your sister, but her money."
The smile he received in return
evinced no ordinary scorn.
"Try it," said be. Then with a
laugh so low as to be almost inaudi?
ble, yet so full of meaning that evea
Harper's cheek lost color, he calmly
declared: "No one knows the name
of our Chief. Auchincloss Is a mem?
ber and a valuable one?the only one
whose name Georgian positively
knows; but he's but a unit in a thou?
sand. You cannot reach the Head or
even the Heart of this great organisa?
tion through him, and if you did aad
punished it, the Cause would grew
another head aad you would be aa far
from injuring us as you are aow.
Georgian hi right. Not area I can
save her now." Then, with a steady
look into each of their faces, he
smiled again and one aad all shud?
dered. "But the Cause will go on,"
be cried In tones ringing with enthusi?
asm. "Mankind will drop its shackles
and we, we sha'i have unriveted oaa
of its chains. It is worth dying for. I,
Alfred Hazen. say it."
Slowly he sank back into hie chair.
The pallor which had astounded all
from the first had now become the
ghastly mask of a soul whose only tok?
en of life glimmered through the or?
bits of his fast glazing eyes. He
breathed, but in great pants. Georgian
"What is it?" she cried, forgetting
her own fears and threats in the hor?
ror which his appearance excited.
"This is something more than exhaus?
tion from the pounding of that mur?
derous eddy. What have you done?
Tell me, Alfred, tell me."
"Simply forestalled the verdict of
the Chief," said he. "I was under
oath to leave the country to-day on
ao ordinary errand. I failed to keep
my word, believing that the interests
of the Cause could be better served by
what I have here undertaken than by
the fulfilment of my primal duty. But
we are not allowed the free exercise
of our own judgment, else what man
could be depended on? With us, neg?
lect means death, no matter what the
excuse or the CauseVbeneflt I knew
this when I made my choice last
night I have been dying ever since,
but only actually since I came into
this room. When the doctors decided
that I had received no mortal hurt in
the eddy, I?"
"Alfred!" The sister-heart spoke at
last. "Not?not poison!"
"That is what you may call it here,"
said he. with a return to his old im?
perious manner, "but later and to the
world it will be kindness on your
part to name it exhaustion?the effect
of my battle with the water. The doc?
tors will reconsider their diagnosis
and blame my poor heart. You will
have no trouble about it. It is my
heart?I feel it falling?failing-"
He was sinking, but suddenly his
whole nature flared up. Bounding to
his feet, he stood before them, with
eyes aflame and a passionate strength
In his attitude which held them spell?
"What can law, what can selfish
greed, what can self-aggrandizement
and the most pitiless ambition effect
against men who own to such disci?
pline as this? Nothing. The world
will go on, you will try your little
ways, your petty reforms, your slow
moving legislation and promise of jus?
tice to the weak, but the invincible is
the ready; ready to act; ready to suf?
fer, ready to die so that God is justi?
fied of his children and man lifted
Into brotherhood and equality. You
eannot strive against the unseen and
the fearless. The Cause will triumph
though all else fails. Georgian, I am
sorry ?" lie was tottering now, but
he held them back with a stern ges?
ture, "I don't think I ever knew just
what love was. There is one way?
But from those lips the explanation
of this one way never came. As they
saw the change in him and rushed to
his support, his head fell forward on
his breast and all was over.
>?#-?* lflEY had laid him on the bed
JL and Mr. Harper, in his usual
practical way, was hasten
^' J' Ing to rouse the house, when
Oeorginn stepped before him and laid
her hand upon the door.
"Not yet," said she wifh authority.
"He said there was a way?let us find
It before we give up our secret and
our possible safety. Mr. Harper, have
you guested that way ?"
"No, except the usual one of protec?
tion through the law which he scouts.
I do not believe, Mrs. Ransom, in any
other being necessary. Your brother's
threats answered a vary good purpose
while he Whs alive, but now tiiat he
is dead they need not trouble you.
I'm not even sure that I believe in
the organization. It was mostly in
your brother's brain, Mrs. Ransom;
there's no such band, or if there is, its
powers are not so unlimited as he
would make you believe."
She Simply pointed to the motion?
less form and the distorted face which
were slowly assuming an expression
of great majesty.
"There is my answer." said she.
"Men of bis Strong attributes do not
kill themselves from fancy. He knew
what he did."
"And you think?"
"That I will not live a week if I
pass that door under the name of
Georgian Ransom. Mr. Harper, I am
iure of It; Roger, I beg you to believe
what I say. It may not come here?
but It will come. The mark has been
set against my name. Death only
will obliterate this mark. But ths
name?that is already a dead one?
shall it not stay so??It is the oss
way?the way he meant."
It was a cry of infinite protest. Such
a cry as one might expect from ths
long-suffering Ransom. It drew her
from the door; it brought her to his
side. As their eyes and hands met.
Harper stepped back to the bedsits,
and remembering the sensitiveness af
ths man before him, softly covered hie
poor face. When he turned back, Mrs.
Ransom was slowly shaking her head
ander her husband's prolonged look
and saying softly:
"No, act Georgian, Anitra. Hence*
lorth Anitra, always Anitra. Can yen
endure the ordeal for the sake of the
safety and peace of mind it will
"I endure it! Can you? Remember
the eeafeees that marks Aaitra."
"That can be cared." Her smile
turned almost arch. "We will travel;
there are great physieiaas abroad."
"A sister?not a wife?"
"Tour wife in time?Ah, it will mean
a ne# courtship aad?Anitra is a dif?
ferent woman from Georgian?she has
suffered?you will lcve her better."
"0 God! Harper, are we living,
awake, sane? Help me at this crisis,
i do not know where I am or what
this is she really asks."
"She asks the Impossible. She asks
what you can, perhaps, give, but net
what I can. You forget that this de?
ception calls for connivance on my
part, and whatever you may think of
me or my profession, deception is for?
eign to my nature and very repugnant
"And you refuse?"
"Mrs. Ransom, I must."
The hope which had held her up,
the life which had returned to body
and spirit since this prospect of a pos?
sible future had dawned upon her
faded from glance and smile.
"Then good-by, Roger, we shall never
have those happy days together of
which we have often dreamt. I may
stay with you a week, a month, a
year, but the horror of a great fear
will be over us, and never, never can
we know joy."
She threw herself into her hus?
band's arms: she clung to him.
"One moment," she cried, "one mo?
ment of perfect happiness before the
shadow falls. Oh, how I must love
you, Roger, to say such words, to
think such thoughts, with the be ly of
Ransom toftly Ircw her aside where her
eyes couia noc iail upon the bed.
the brother I loved so deeply once, ly?
ing there dead be.ore us, killed by his
Hansom Boftly drew her aside where
her eyet could tot fall upon the bed.
Harper stopped still where ?e was,
the picture o! gloom and uncertainty.
"It must be settled now." said Ran?
som. "As we leave this room, our re?
lations must. rema*n."
"1 cannot but mink your fears all
folly," muCored Harper. "Yet the re?
sponsibility you force upon me is ter?
rible. If it were not for that will!
How can I present it to the Surrogate
when I know the testator is still
"You need not. I will do that," said
"And the property! Given to a man
we none of us know. Property that is
not legally his."
"I wl'l make it so," cried Georgian
with a burst of ne w and uncontrollable
hope as ^lie saw, as she thought, this
couse'oatious lawyer yielding. "There
is paper here; draw up a deed of gift.
I will oisn it and you shall hold it so
that whether I live or die, Auchin
closs' title to his money shall be ab?
solute. This much I wi. h to do, that
Alfred's life should not have been
sacrificed for nothing."
"Let. me think."
Harper was wavering.
* * *
A half-hour later the door of Han?
som's room was flung hurriedly open,
u id loud cries for Mrs. Deo und tue
office clerk rang through the house.
And when they uud others came run
g ;>.t the call, it was to lind Mr.
Ransom and the lawyer hanging over
t< < recumbent f'gure of tue dead Haz
en. and the deaf girl Anitra pointing
at the group, with wild and inarticu?
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Sonthen Cotton seed oil Plant Dam?
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THAT ANTT-SPITTING ORDI?
Inquirer Alleges That There Are No
Streets To Spit On.
I see that at the recent meeting of
City Council it was suggested that an
ordinance prohibiting spitting on the
streets be enacted. I would be glad
if Council would inform us when they
proposed to build real streets for citi?
zens and taxpayers to spit on. At
present when we spit where a street
ought to be we spit into mud-puddles
Oct. 15. 1909.
Child Burned to Death.
The two year old child of Sena
Burroughs, colored, was burned IJ
death Thursday at the home of its
mother, near the J. M. N. Wilder
place, about three miles from Sum
Invited to Florence.
Messrs. R. I. Manning, John II.
Clifton, R. D. Lee. Marion Moise, K.
I. Reardon, Thomas Wilson, and
Thos. B. Fraser have been invited to
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of Trade at the reception, and Pee
Dee Pine Park Fish Stew to be given
in honor of President Taft on the
evening of November 8th. I
These gentlemen have also been re- I
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with the Florence Board of Trade in J
scuring the attendance of the busi?
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Pee Dee convention to be held at
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This convention bids fair to be a (
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The Sumter Chamber of Commerce,
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taken great interest in the Pee Dee
convention, and a large delegation
will go over to represent Sumter city
Johnston's mayor, J. P. Hartley, has
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