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CHAPTER XI. Th? Governor It Surprised. But the Led7 Elite had not <one. Tasting from the cloltter through the) greet arched doorway leading to the high-roofed refectory, the had stopped at too light of a number of people gathered near the entrance. At flrat aba had merely glanced at them; theo etarted, at. In the somewhat dim light prevailing there, her eyea be? came fixed upon one of their number. Obviously a piitoner, he stood In the conter of the group, with head down-bent, a hard. Indifferent expres? sion on hi countenance. Amased.the girl was about to stsp forward to ad? dress him?or the commandant?when Beppo appeared from the cloister, walked toward the officer, and. In a low 111 humored tone, said something aha could not hoar. Whatever It was, tag comae andant caused him to repeat It; made a gesture to the soldiers, who drew back, and spoke himself to ttsa prisoner. The latter did not reply nor raise his eyes, and the comman? dant laid a hoary hand on his shoul? der, whereupon the prisoner moved forward mechanically, through the doorway. v Ton ana sura his Excellency said Sxlone'T" asked the commandant. x "As euro at I havo ears," answered "But her ladyship?aeat 8bg is walking after him." Beppo shrugged his shoulders. "She alwaye doaa what she pleases; no or? ders apply to her." ? 1^ the shadow of the cloister roof, at a corner whom the double row of pillars met. the girl paused; looked oat through the columns, her hand at her breast. The Governor was un? concernedly writing; not even when the prisoner stepped forward did he tarn from Las occupation; at his lei? sure dotted an T and crossed a "t;H sprinkled sand lightly over the paper; waited a moment; then tapped the fine par Icles from the Vetter. For his part, the prisoner displayed equal pa? tience, standing In an attitude of stolid endurance. *> ' T9UI B4 me It Saachea.? At length the Governor sssmed to notice the^ otfitr's presence, * Tea." L "And, you formerly served the Belgneu r Dosaurtef Followed him to America r "As your Excellency knows." The 1 servant's tone was relied defiance. A trace of plnlc sprang to the Gov trnor's brow, the urn the eyes be lift ad were lmpasilvo. "You will an a wer 'yea' or 'no'!" He reached for a stick of wax, bald It up to the tiny flama of a lamp | watched tbs red drops fall. "Wien you returned. It was to live In the forest with?a nameless brat?" My maater'a son!" "By a peasant woman, his?? "Wife!" The Governor smiled; applying a seal, pretted it bard. "The courtt found differently," he observed in a mild, even voice, aa speaking to him? self and sitolllng the cause of Justice. "The courts? Because the priest who married tbem had been driven from Brittany! Heraus* he could not be foui.d then! Because?" The gulp's \r?' v 1*4 got the better ^ of his taeftgrglty, nut be did not fln- , lab the :.ui. ? "Either," said the Governor quietly, "you ggf tat of his simple-minded peo,.le who, mltgulded by loyalty, cherish lllurlona, or you are a schem? in? rogue. No matter which, unfor tunately," In crisp tones. "It Is neces? sary to take time to deal with you." "At your Kicellency's service!" And the man folded his arms but, again turning to hit table, the Gover? nor appsrenMy found tome detail ?f smployment there of paramount m porttnee; once more kept the pr* ner wslMng The silence lengthened; in the dim light of the walk nolteletsly tbo girl drew nearer; unieen, reached the old abbot'a great granite chair with Its tbelteting bark to th?* court and close to th* Oovernor't table. Into the ?-?. paciout deptht of thlt chilly throne, wbe.-^e once the hlgn and holy dlgnl tary of the) church had hggg accus tom? <: to recline I .die brethren laved hit feet from the tiny iton* lavato rlum before It, the half sank. h?*r cheek sgslnat one of Its cold sides. In sn attltudo of expectation hvtgth? leasly watted Why was It so still * Why did not her father speak* Hho could hear hi* pen scratch, scratch' They were again speaking; mor?< eagerly she lent forward, listened to the hard. m?taH'< tatet of tho Ooi ernor. "You left tgg gggtlt at once Whsl the dVcrew of f*.?1 COgft, gffJtrlng It v set ted, wss posted in the forest1" "My master fold tno to, protending he whs going. ktH ??Remained It re sist; to kill " The Oovernor's tones, without bgjg| raised, were sharper "And when, after the crime against the Instr.: meatg of Justice, he escaped to ti.o hi^i seas, why did you not go with him*"' "He WOUlfol have It." "Thinking you would be more use? ful here? A spy?" "Ho said he would be held an Otit? is w; a price put on him, and?he (Ml mi?sed me frcm his service." "Dismissed you? An excellent Jest 1 But," with sudden inclsiveness, "what about the priest, eh? What about the priest?" The man straightened. "What priest?" ho said in a dogged tone. "You are accused of harboring and abetting an unfrocked fellow who i. ia long teen wanted by the governin<: i, n scamp of revolutionary tendencies; you are accused of having taken I i to sea," the prisoner started, "to some rendezvous?a distant isle?to n>"i some one; to wait for a ship; to be smuggled away??" The man did not reply; with head sunk slightly, seemed lost In thought. "8peak?answer!" "Who accuses me?" From the s'one chair the |ir1 sprang; looked out. Her faoe white, excited, peering beneath the delicate ' spandrila and stone roses, seemed tc come as an answer. "Have 1 not told you?" began the Governor sternly, when? "Hah!" burst from the prisoner vio? lently. "Why should I deny what your Excellency ao well knows? 1 told my master not to trust her; that she would play him false; and that onoe out of his hands?" "Her? Whom do you mean?" The Governor's eyes followed the man's; stopped. "Elise!" "I think," her eyea very blight, the girl wslked quickly toward him, "1 think this man mesna me." "Elise!" the Governor repeated. "Forgive me, mon per*; I didn't in? tend to listen, but I couldn't help it? because?" "How long," said the Governor "have you been there?" "Ever since?ho camo In. I sup* pose," proudly turning to the man "Heve I Not Told You?* "it is useless to say that I did not play this double role of which you accuse me, and that I did keep, in every particular, the promise I made?" "Oh, yes; you could say it, my Lady!" with sneering emphnpls. "But you reserve to yourself the right not to believe me? Tort If what you mean'" The man's atub born, vindictive lbok answered. "Then I will deny nothing to you; nothing! You may think what you will." His face half-covered by his band, the Governor gazed at them; the . , straight, slender, inflexibly poised; the prisoner eyeing her with dark, unvarying glance. "Dleu!" he muttered. "What It this?" and concern gave way to a new feeling. Her concern for something ?somebody?held him A promise ' "You can step back a few momenta, my man!" to Sanchez. "A little far? ther to the parapo?! I'll let you know Wfeeg jou're wauted." And the pria oner obeyed, moving alowly away to the wall, where he stood out of ear shot, his back to them. "You spoke of s promlssf* the Governor turned to his daughter. To whom?" ? suggestion of color nwept her faoe, though she answered at onoe without hesitation: "To the Black Seigneur." The slight form of the Governor stirred ss to the shock of a battery. "There is no harm In telling now," hurriedly ah-? went on. "He saved me from the 'grand' tide?for I was on Baladtn's back when ho bolted and ran. I had not dismounted, though I allowed you to Infer so, and he had carried me almost to the island of Casque when we heard and saw the water coming In. The nearest pla<^o was the Island?not the point of the mainland, as 1 felt obliged to lead you to think, and we atarted for It; we might have reached the cove, had not Saladln stumbled and thrown me. The last I remembered the water camo rushing around, and when I awoke, I was In a watch-tower, with him?the Black Helgneur!" The Governor looked at her; did not apeak. "I I at first did not know who he was not until thiH man came and the priest! And when he, the Black Seigneur, saw I had learned the truth, be SSked bjm tO promise- not for hlrn self but because of this man!? lo say nothing Of hi ving met hltn there, or the others! And 1 did promise, and - he sent nie b.o-k and that Is all ?" "All!" Did the Governor Bjx'ak lh I word? He sat as If ho had hardly comprehended; a deeper flush dyed her duck. "You -can not blame me?after what he did He paved me?saved my life. You .t *o glad of that, mon pere, are you net? And it must have been , ! hard doing it, for his clothes were I I torn, and his hands were bleeding?he can't be all bad, mon pere! He knew Who I was, yet trusted me?trusted!" [ The Governor looked at her; j j touched a bell; the full-toned note vl- ! ! brated far and near. I "What are you going to do?" Some 1 thing in his face held her. Again the tones startled the still? ness. "Remember it is I who am re | sponsible for?" "Yotir Excellency?" Across the court appeared Beppo, moving quick? ly toward them. "Your Excellency?" "One moment!" The servant stepped back; the Governor looked first at the girl; then toward the entrance of the cloister. "You want me to go?" Her voice was low; strained; In It, too, was a hard, :-ebellious accent. "But I can't? can't?until?" "Wtat?" "Yon promise to set him free! This man who brought me back! Don't you ?ee you must, mon pere? Must!" she repeated. Hla thin Hps drew back disagree? ably; he seemed about to speak; then reached among the papers and turned I them over absently. "Very well!" he aald at length without glancing up. "You promise," her voice expressed relief and a little surprise, "to set him free?" "Have I not said so?" His eyelids veiled a peculiar look. "Yes, he shall be liberated?very shortly.** "Thank you, mon pere." A moment she bent over him; the proud, sweet lipa brushed his forehead. "I will go, then, at once.** And she started toward the door. Near the threshold she paused; looked back to smile grate? fully at the Governor, then quickly wont out I TO BE CONTINUED) SCHOOL DAYS AGAIN'. Sunu lerton Graded Sc hool Begins Its Work. Summerton, Sept, 17.?The Bum morton graded school opened this morning under very favorable au? spices. The enrollment was large, and a spirit of cheerful earnestness on the part of the pupiis seemed to pre? sent to participate in the opening ex? ercises. Short yet appropriate address-s Were made by lievs. W. 8. Trimble and J. II. T. Major and Ellison Capen and j. C. Lanham. The corps of teachers l'or this ses? sion Is as follows: Miss Sidle Scar? borough. Summerton, principal; Miss Bula McWhOrter of Anderson, Miss Mabel Brown of Manning. Miss Mat tie Lanham of Edg^fleld, Miss Wi.-.i fred Bank in of Greenville. Miss Cora Cnntey ??f Bummerton and Miss Mabel Harper of Ktagatree, music teacher. Tim following are among the young people wh<? will leave tomorrow for college; Ben Broadway, Qeorge Purse am ?dward Purse for Wofford; Ahrain Briggs for Presbyterian Col? lege of South Carolina, Clinton, and Julius Mood. Capers James and Cecil Carrlgan for the Citadel, Charleston. ? 'aids are out f<>r the marriage of Miss Itosa Boyd of Columbia to Mr. Itussoll Shaw, formerly of this place hut now of Athens, <Ja., September 17. IS12.? Bishopvllle Vindicator. Despondency, Is often Caused by Indigestion and constipation, and quickly disappear! wlo-n Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets are taken. For salo by ill dealers. In attempting l<? take his own part many a man grabs the whole tiling. fought a Had Cold. "Last winter my son caught a very bad cold ami the way he coughed w is Something dreadful," writes Mrs. Sa? rah IS, Duncan, of Tlpton, Iowa. "We thought sure ho was going Into con? sumption. We bought just one bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and that one bottle stopped his cough and cured his cold completely." For sale by all dealers. Kindness soon sours unless kept in circulation. Diarrhoea Quickly Cored. "I was taken with diarrhoea and Mr. Yorks, the merchant here, per? suaded me to try a bottle of Cham? berlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. After taking one dose of it 1 was (Mired. It also cured others that 1 gave it to." writes M. B. Geb? hart, oriole. Pa. That Is not at Jill unusual. An ordinary attack of diar? rhoea can almost Invariably be cur? ed by one or two doses ?>f this rem? edy. For sals by all dealers. And many h decided blonde mad" a late decision. Mother of Wghtern Children. "i urn the mothet ot eighteen chil? dren ><11<i have the praise of doing more work than any young woman in my town." wii1<s Mrs. <'. j. Martin. Itoone Mill, Va. "I suffered for five yenri w ith stomach trouble and oould not tut as much as a biscuit without suffering. I have taken three bottles of Chamberlain's Hiernach and Liver Tablets and am now .? well woman and weigh i Hs pounds I ca n eat anything I want in and as much as I want and feel hotter than I have at any time in ten years I refer to any? one In itoone Mill or vicinity and the) will vouch for what I sa\." tambor ? lam's Tablet* are for sale by yil deal? ers, < !I\mi;i Ii OF COMMERCE NOTES Street EluUcIng ami Cleaning.?Ordi? nances Wliieli \?vi-,t in Securing Cleaner Street?. No matter how efficient may be a city's street-cleaning department, no matter how much money Is spent in tin- effort to keep the streets < lean, no matter how energetically tin- work is prosecuted ? r the character ami amount of machinery used, this work cannot be as efficient a* when the de? partment ii assisted with tin- passage and enforcement <?t' ordinances which will make it an offense, to litter up the streets, sidewalks and public places, Too mu h stress cannot be laid upon the expression, "the en? forcement of the ordinance." it will avail nothing if all the ordinances In the world are passed, if* they are not rigorously enforced. There are or dlnancei on the statute hooks of nearly every city which, if enforced, would nearly. |f not wholly, solve the problem <?f clean streets. The first thing to do, is to look up thess ordinances. You will perhaps find, some which you never dreamed were law In your city. A strong ef? fort should he made to secure the rigid enforcement Of them. The po? lice and other authorities are not Very much to blame for the non-enforce? ment of them, if the general public does not particularly care either one way or the other about the matter. One of the best ordinances which has ever been entered upon the stat? ute books of a City and one which to? day is to be found upon almost every one of them il the anti-spitting ordi? nance. Hardly any one measure has been productive of tho same amount Of good results in the cleanliness of sidewalks and public buildings, trains and street cars, to say nothing of its sanitary value, as this one, and yet in exceedingly few cities is this ordi? nance rigorously enforced today. How often in your own city do you see men thoughtlessly expectorate tobacco juic e or a disgusting collection of mu? cus upon the sidewalk, when per? haps not ten feet away there may be posted a warning that such an action Is an offense punishable by a five-dol? lar fine and within a stone's throw there may be a patrolman Standing on duty There is too often a hesi? tancy on the part of patrolmen t) make such an arrest but they wi 1 do it if the publ< sentiment of the community demands it. Another ordinance which has pro? duced good results in many cities is one which makes it compulsory upon house-holders and proprietors of bus? iness houses to deposit the refuse from their establishments In uniform garbage cans and set the same in con? venient places where the garbage will be collected by the street-cleaning de? partment. A penalty is provided n such an ordinance for throwing re? fuse upon tin- sidewalks or Into the street by the householders or pro? prietors. The purpose of having gar? bage cans is that they are eaay to handle by the collectors and, without this provision, all sort- of unsightly boxes, hat reis und other receptacles would be placed on the sidewalks or in the alleys. The ordinance also pro? vides that the se garbage cans shall be covered. An ordinance providing for a fine against refuse droppers will do much to stop this carlessness. This ordi? nance comes under tho samo class as the anti-spitting ordinance. Such a measure should make it a misdemean? or for anyom? to throw or drop any paper, fruit parings or other waste material on the side walk or into the street. The City should provide gar bage receptacles at street corners and in the middle- of tin- city blocks for such refuse. They should he prop? erly labelled and painted. The label? ling Should state- What the receptacle is tor and also state that a line is provided for those who do not observe the ordinance, The practice- of throwing hand hills about the street is fast being stopped and also the- tacking of cards on tele? phone, telegraph, light, and power poles and fences. An ordinance pro? viding a penalty for such offense will greatly relieve such nuisances. The hare poles along a city's sidewalks are unsightly enough without having them stuck up with all kinds. Bises and colors of advertising cards and streamers, One of the most productive sources of paper waste is the long pa? per streamers lied together Into a hunch and tacked up on poles or on tin- doorways to store, theatres or railroad tlckel offices. Pedestrians tear them oft. glance over them and then throw them down on the side? walk where the wind Mows them hither ami thither. The practice is common in many ?-iti? -.- among a cer? tain class of merchants and various business concerns to scatter thousands oi dodgers or hand lulls at.out the streets und in the yjirda of residences, advertising some special sale or event This Is a most prolific source of trash ami is i verj unslghtl) thinu. In any city which permits it. Another ordinance Is for the protec tlon of newly constructed Btreets which wih not permit the tearing up of an Improved itreet for a certain 'number of years after Its construe ?*-iLt_?*i 4SW> inn. rne purpose of this is to pre? sent the public service corporations, such as th?? water company, the gaa company and tin- like, entering a newly built street and laying mains ?r conduits. The reason for tin- ordi? nance la that II (? almost impossible to repair a street and make that por? tion of it equal with the rest. Many cities require tins, corporations to perform such work prior to the build* in? ol tin- street, insisting that all mains be laid and connections made to tin- curb line ami that all conduits be built before the street is construct? ed. 5 THE Cor.NTKY NEWSPAPER. w. H. Hearst Pays Tribute to the small Paper. The Hearst newspapers have more than once called the attention of bus? iness men ami citizens in general to the Important work that is done by the editors ot the smaller newspapers and to the great value of those news? papers as advertising mediums. It would be impossible to keep this government going. Impossible at least to keep representative and democratic government alive in this country if it were not for the thousands of news? paper editors scattered throughout the land?every one of them a watch? er and an observer, a viligant police .nan in politics and public affairs. Wherever two railroads cross in the United States and there is a town or village, there Is?fortunately for the country?a local editor. The editor watches the two rail? roads, he watches the affairs of his township, county, State and union. He talks dally or weekly to his fel? low citizens concerning affairs that most vitally interest them. He is for them an eye that does not sleep, a man alert and devoted to those that are his contsituents. If the railroad crossing kills too many, if the railroads combine to charge too much or serve too poorly, if the judge, governor or mayor seems more of a railroad official than a peo? ple's, the editor is there to tell about i it. Big metropolitan newspapers with circulations running into many hun? dreds of thousands daily, have a pe? culiar power of their own. Hut if you took all the metropolitan newspapers of the United States and weighed them in the balance against the press Of the small cities and towns of America, it would be as though yo-i weighed a city office building against Hikes Peak?and the local press would be Pike'a Peak. The local editor speaks to his read? ers as one friend speaks to another. They know him by sight. They know his record. They know the hard tight thill bo has made and is making, 'i hey know for how small a reward he ren d -rs efficient, unselfish service. And a v ord from him means mire thsn many columns from some anonymous and unknown "editor of the big city." The politicians Of this country know well the power of the local edi? tor. They respect it and tear it?and it is a good thing for the country that they do. A man writing fearlessly in some congressman's or some senator's home town can do more to keep that official "Straight" than all the metropolitan newspapers put together. Public men know the power of the local editor and of the local newspa? per. It is a pity that the business men of the country are ignorant of th it pow.r. The man who has something really worth while to advertise could, if he would use the local newspapers intel? ligently, multiply his sales by t? n, make himself known to millions th .t do not know him. and put himself at the head of his line of competition. If the automobile manufacturers who attract attention just at thla moment would put their advertising Intelligently In the local newspapers, paying a good, fair rate and offering a good value they could very soon change tin output of automobiles in America from 140,000 in one year, which was the record of ItlO, to 500, 000, or 1.000,00 in one year?and this is no exaggeration. The smallest of the country news? papers has among Its readers one or the or ten or a hundred men that could be made to buy a car now and will buy one sooner or later. Some Intelligent automobile manufacturer With the rtnght kind of product will real./..? this and sell tens of thous ends of cars through the local newspa? pers before his competitors know 1 w hal has happened. The average of prosperity and of wealth among the readers of a coun ti . newspaper is far greater than among the readers of a metropolitan dully, and in proportion to th ? cost I of advertising, Intelligent publicity through the country newspapers bj far the h st results. \\ i?.*t we have said about autont ? t>iI.- advertising refers to advertising in other lines. The dwellers in the cities, readers of the metropolit in dallies, have before their eyes th. I temptations und attractions of the greal stores, which cannot be reached t>v the reader of the country newspa? per, if "in business men realised their opportunities they would fight tor parcels post, und they would make of every c ountry newspaper an active distributing agency, doubling and trebling the country's prosperity and Industrial activity. This we ha v.- said before, and s/o shall say it again. Inasmuch as there are no to trsl newspapers in the coun? try, inasmuch as cur newspapers are published exclusively In th greet cities of the country, we shall st least u- credited with unselAshness in making s tight for local editors that deserve the thanks and appreciation : and financial encouragement of every good citizen. Very few realise what it mean? when a man Undertakes the publica? tion of a daily or weekly newspaper In B small place. I The editor risks verythlng, pover ! ty. bankruptcy, indifference of the j public-, and at best his reward cm 'jS very small. That Is why whave in the past and do today and shall in the future try to impress on our readers and on big advertisers the fact that they should do their share toward sup ; porting the local press of this eoun j try. There would be and could be J no philanthropy about it. simply wise self interest should make e very citizen buy his local paper and make ? very advertiser contribute accord? ing to his means to the support of the local press. The citizen that buys his local pa? per gets his money back many times over in protection of his interests. And the man who advertises widely and wisely in the local press gets his money hack many times over in cash returns. I The people should not be niggardly in support of those that do good work. Business men and the public generally should he especially bro-d-minded and liberal in their support of the lo? cal newspapers that represent and in? tensify public opinion throughout the country.?New York American. DICKINSON GETS BAIL. Defence Characterized as "Flimsy, but Judge Kiev Lets Ilim Out. Alken, Sept. 14.?Judge Hayna P. Rice, Of the L'd Judicial Circuit, heard two appeals for ball today; one the ease Ol! the State VS Owens, charged with the murder of his landlord. Mr. Sanders, the homicide occurring at Williston. in Darn well County. The State was represented by Messrs Best and Klenstetn, the Hon. James E. Davis of Barnwell, and for years so? licitor of this circuit, acting for th? defendant. His Honor. Judge Rice, refused ball. The second and more interesting Case was that of the State vs. Q. Moye Dickinson, charged with the murder at Bamberg last Thursday night of J. \V. Rlley. The dead man and his slayer are bothr prominently connected in Bamberg County, and the tragedy the details of which wa re exploited in the newspapers of today, Is generally deplored b> the community. The de? fendant was represented by Mr. s. C. Maytield. of the firm of Mayiield & Tree-, attorneys of Bamberg. while Solicitor ?. B. Gunter, of this 2d Ju? dicial circuit. of which Bamberg i ounty forms a part, represented the Sta . and fought the appeal for bail, on the ground that Mr. nickinscu'c defense was too ilimsy. However. Judge Rice granted ball in the sum of 12,000, and the prisoner will be released from custody so seem as his bondsmen shall be arranged and shall qualify. BEAT AND BOB STOREKEEPER. ChctscrhVId Negroes Commit Outrage' ami Make their Escape. Cheraw, Se pt. 14.?At I o'clock this morning, watching their chance, two strange negroes entered Mr. B. L. Burns' store', a few miles from Che? raw, at CaahS, and asked fe?r a pair of shoes. Mr. Burn- got them, and while one pretended to try them on. both men jumped on him. One pull eel a large rock out of bis pocket and beat Mr. Burns over the head and face, cutting bint severely. Mr. Burns begged them not to kill him. hut to take what they wanted. The> took |126 out of the? safe, a douhle barrelled shotgun, cartridges and a knif*' and left Mr. Burns and Mr. W. L. Gllleepte, of Cheraw, who happened to come in about that time gave the alarm. The sheriff was tele? phoned for and soon got on the scene. Bloodhounds were also telegraphed for. There i. high feeling among the lumber mill hands at CastlS, negroes and whites, and a lynching may be looked for if < o?>ier heads cannot pre? vent ?t. While Mr. Burns is apparent i\ not serious!) injured, his recovery will depend on developments during ihe ncxl day or tw e>. The old, bat to I. .1 straw h it. the dust begrime d slraa hat. the nicked, yellow straw hal that hangs en too well. <'harb -ton Post, \ farmer who l.as a savannah Off I meadow has ,i fortune In the making of hay while Co sun shines.?Wtl mtngton star.