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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.

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