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TO Baldpate (AMPERS MCGEBS by ikm aVom tears to smiles." said Mr. Ma ,< taking tbe girl's hand. "What worked the transformation? Not the Coofpuerclal House. 1 know, for 1 pass? ed It lost evening." "No, hardly the Commorclnl House." laughed the girl. "Rather the aunshlne of a?winter morning, tbe brisk walk up tbe ? mountain and tbe sight of the ben?lt of Baldpate with ejea like sau? cers* staring st s little girl who once bought bis postal cards.** "Then you snow Mr. Petersr inquir? ed tage* -h> tbet bis name? Tou see. I never metTnlm In private life?he wan Just the^ermlt when I knew bim. I used to vcog, to Bnldpatn in the summers and so od his cards back to tbe folks at honW*Ufr ttftatn dreams of bis love story ^when from my window I saw theflight of bin shack at nlgbt I'm eofled to meet Mr. Peters informally.'' ?U hold us* her hand, but Peters, by fleng <f*nettce wsry of women, bed lened himself with breakfast platea :k prevented bis clasping It. He tored* "How d'ye do7" snd fled to the door, narrowly averting what lid Wive proved a serious collision the Isrge woman on tbe way. fr Paters meets so few of your lu winter." Magee apologised, "you mdat pardon his clumsiness. This gen tiefe* o"*** Indicated the professor, wbyasnss "In Thaddens Bolton. a dis tiu&MNB momber of a certain univer? sity faculty, who has fled to Baldpate to 'MfOfi? the press of America. And thin is Mr Bland who hides here from th$ world the scars of a broken heart" the gin smiled brightly. "And you" tb* asked. 'lUlam Hallowell Magen." be re bowing low. "I* have a neat collection of stories accounting say presence here, from which 1 allow you to choose later. Not to the mar one. which la elmple fan fault** am so happy to meet you all." said girl. "We shall no doubt become rejb goad friends, for mamma and 1 bare n|no come to Baldpate Inn?to jr. BUnd opened wide his usually ru?eVen sod ran bis hand thought over bis one dny's beard. Pro ' Bpltoa blinked his astonishment. Mr. Magee smiled H for one am delighted to bear It" he mid. "Jurn -name." went on tbe girl, "la Mary Norton. May I present my moth er/Mrs. Nortoor The older woman adopted what was oOrlougly her society manner. il certainly nm pleased to meet you shj** she said In her heavy voice. "Ain't ttm lovoly morning after tbe itorm? Tfle eun'rt almost blinding." ?Some explanation." put In Mira Nor? ton quickly, "In due you If 1 am to thront myself thus upon you. 1 am perfectly willing to tell why 1 am here, bdk the matter mustn't leak out. lean trist you, I'm sure." ?The bandits of Baldpate." Magee re nmwked, flippantly, glancing at the two oam. "Jafve their own code of honor, snjl the drat rule Is never to betray a p^gndidr laughed tbe girl. "Too sab. I believe, that Professor Bolton una Aseing from the newspapers. I am fleeing for the newspapers?to at tnM^l^lr attention, to lure them into gwlng me that thing so necessary to a woman In my profession?publicity. You aee. .1 am an actress. Tbe name I gfre rod4a not my stage rsme. That, perns pe. you would know. I employ n rtlemsu to keep me before tbe public mach aa noasible. it's horrid, 1 know, but it means bread and butter to me. That geotlemsn. my press agent, evolved tbe present scheme?a mysterious disappearance." She paused snd looked at tb* others, sjr. Msgee surveyed her narrowly. He Wondered. ?H am. to disappear completely for a time." n|e went on. " As though the earth fad swallowed me.' will be the gfcod old phrase of tbe reporters. I am to linger hero at Baldpate inn, a key. to which my preen agent has se? cured Tor me. Meanwhile the papers wlfTe|foak tearfully of me In tbelr headlines, st least I hope tbey will. Uu*>'?>y?M lust see them?those head NhesT BeautlfuJ Actress Drops From flightr" 8be stopped, blushing. "Every Woman who gets into print, you know, la beautiful." ^'*Bot lt*d be no lie In your case, drsrie.'* put In Mrs. Norton, feeling carefully of ber atrociously blond store Hair ' "Your mother takes the words from tjy mouth." smiled Mr. Magee. * "From what part of irelaud do yon enme?" laughed the girl She seemed gu me what embarrassed by her moth fr*s open admiration. "Well, setting all blarney aside, such will be. tbe bred linns, and when tbe last clew Is eahssnflsUT snd my press agent Is the game I come back to appear in a new play a well kuown actress. Of such flippant things Is a Broadway repute fjWtrmaW.'' "We all wish you success, I'm sure." Mr. Magee searched his memory In Tain for this "actress'" name and frme. The answer was simple. An other fable wus being spun from whole cloth beneath the root of Baldpate inn. "We have ? New York paper here." he weut on. "but as yet there seems to be no news of your sad disappearance." "Wouldn't it be the limit If the.v didn't fall for It?" queried the older woman. ??Fall for it." repeated Professor Mol? ton, not questlouingly. bat with the air of a scientist about to add a new and rare specimen to his alcohol 1ar. "She means if they didn't accept my disappearance as legitimate news." ex? plained the girl. "That wohld be very disappointing. Hut surely there was no harm in making the experiment." "They're a clever lot, those newspa? per guys." sneered Mr. Bland. "In their own opiniou. But when you come 0?4s<J0 "I am to disappear completely for a tims." light down to it every one of 'em has s nice little collection of gold bricks in bis closet. 1 guess you've got them going. 1 bope so." "Thank you." smiled the girl. "You are very kind. You are bere, I under? stand, because of an unfortunate? er? affair of tbe heart?" Mr. Bland smoothed back his black oily hair from his forehead and smirk? ed. "Oh, now"?he protested. "Arabella," put In Mr. Magee, "was her name. Tbe beauties of history and mythology hobbled into oblivion at sight of her.** "I'm quick to forget," Insisted Mr. Bland. "That does you no credit. I'm sure,' replied the girl severely. "And now, mamma, 1 think we had better select our rooms"? She paused, for Elijah Quimby had come In through the dining room door. "Well!" he drawled. "Mr. Magee," be said, "that letter from Mr. Beutley asked me to let you stay at Baldpate inn. There wasn't anything In it about your bringing parties of friends along." "These are not friends I've brought along." explained Magee. "They're simply some more amateur hermits who have strolled in from time to time. All have their Individual latchkeys to the hermitage. And all, 1 believe, have credentials for you to examine." Mr. Qulmby stared In angry wonder. Professor Boltou rose from his chair. "So you are Qulmby," he suld in a soothing toue. "I'm glad to meet you at last My old friend John Bentley has spoken of you so often. I have a letter from him." De drew the care? taker to one side and took an envelope from his pocket The two conversed In low tones. CHAPTER VII. The Mayor Casts a Shadow Before. UICKLY the girl In the cordu? roy suit leaned toward Mr. Ma? gee. She whispered, and her tone wus troubled: "Stand by me. I'm afraid I'll need your help." "What's the matter?" inquired Ma? gee. "1 haven't much of any right here, 1 guess. But 1 had to come." "But your key?" "1 fear my?my press agent?stole it" "Never mind." he said very gently; "I'll see you through." Qulmby was standing over Mr. Bland. "How about you?" he asked. "Call up Andy h utter and ask about me," replied Bland in the toue of one who prefers war to peace. "1 work for Mr. Bentley," said Quimby. "Butter hasn't any authori? ty here. He isn't to be manager next season. understand. However, the professoi .vants me to let you stay. He saya he'll be responsible." Mr. Blaud looked in open mouthed aston? ishment at the unexpected sponsor he had found "And you?" went ou Quimby to the women. "Why"- began Miss Norton. "Absolutely all right." said Mr. Ma? gee. "They come from Hal Bentley, like myself. He's put them in my care. I'll answer for them." He saw the girl's eyes. They spoku ber thanks. Mr. Quimby shook his lead as one iu a dream "All this is beyond me?way la* yond." he ruminated "I'm going to write all about It to "'r. Bentley. and I suppose i ge| to let you stay till I hear from him. i think he ought to come up here If he fag." "The more tbe merrier," said Mr. Magee, reflecting Cheerfully that the Bent leys were in Florida at last ac? counts. "Come, niamnia." said Miss Norton, rising, "let's go up and pick out a suit. There's one 1 used to have a few years ago. You can see the her? mit's shack from the windows. By the way. Mr. Magee, will you send Mr. Peters up to us7 He may be uble to help us get settled." "A,h<?m:" muttered Mr. Magee. "I? I'll have a talk with Peters. To be quite frank. 1 anticipate trouble. You see. the hermit of Baldpate doesn't approve of women"? "The idiot!" cried Mrs. Norton. "Delicious!" laughed the girl. "I shall ask Peters to serve you," said Magee. "1 shall appeal to his gallant side. But 1 must proceed gently. This Is his first day as our cook, and you know how necessary a good first im? pression is with a new cook. I'll ap? peal to bis better nature." (To be Continued.) NEWS FROM REMBERT. Baptism and Funeral at New Hope Church?To Organize Sunday School. Rembert, May 13.?Well, there was a baptism at New Hope church Sun? day, May 10th, and a burial. Rev. W. J. Wilder, the pastor, officiated. These people can have a line Sab? bath School, if they really try. Next Lord's day, May 17, they are to consider New Hope day and plan for it. It is their wish that any near? by friends or former members living near meet with them and plan for good and great things. Mr. W. R. Brown still lingers among us. He has boen sick for quite a spell and doubtless has suffer? ed much. Often tried, he proved himself every whit a man, even in the exigencies of war. "Have you had the mumps?" Well, So and So has them, a bran new case In a new spot. Who next? Once, while taking census, the writer approached a house and in? quired who was in. "Billy Barlow, down with the mumps." We made ourselves scarce there. The general health of our com? munity never was better. And so Miss Courtney Atkinson, whose school near Winnsboro, S. C, closed Friday, May 9th, to the great delight of her friends, is at home again. I am tempted to talk a bit but I will not. Miss Carrie James came into our community and carried away Miss Edna Davis. That will be a fine and jolly crowd of little Misses, Emma and Amanda McLeod of Sumter, Arahell and Eliza? beth Kenedy of Kershaw county and Dorothy Manning of (Columbia, who will spend some time In the near future with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Be thea, ! G. H. Lenoir has some very fine vetch specially when we remember he has been pasturing his hogs, a nice lot of them there dince early spring. "Hagood." MOB HANGS NEGRO. Crowd of 1,000 Takes Prisoner From Jail at ShrcvciMut, La. Shi evcport, La., May 12.?Ed Ham-| llton, negro, held on the charge of as? saulting a 10-year-old white girl, was taken from the parish jail shortly alter noon today and lynched. For three hours a mob of 1,000 men nnd boys stood in the rain outside the jail doors, hammering away with a heavy railroad iron at the steel ob? stacle that kept them from the negro. Steel saws finally were used und en? trance was gained by the mob. Rope was placed about Hamilton's neck and he was dragged half a block to a telephone pole opposite the parish court house and strung up. A knife was left sticking in the body. HOUSE BURNS IN MANNING. Family Were up Town, Rut Neigh? bors Save Furniture. Manning, May IS,?A six-room dwelling situated on Church street on a lot next to Clark's Tobacco Ware? house, was totally destroyed by lire early tonight. The building belonged to Dr. W. M. Brocklngton, and was worth about two thousand dollars. It was occupied by W. H. Crcocy und family who were up town when :he flro was discovered. Tho origin .of the liro is unknown, but it started in the upper back part of the building. There was a thous? and dollars insurance on the house and five hundred dollars on the fur? niture. A large portion of the house? hold goods was saved by people ub-? responded early to the alarm. _ Net tee of school Day Prises. Notice to*a)l pupils who tied In the contest! Cminty School Day is here? by given that they will each and all receive u prize. The prizes Ioffered will be duplicated as near as possible so that fairness may he given all. This is ordered by the Count: Board of Kduoatlon. The prizes will be sent out or given out by the Coun? ty Superintendent of Kdueatlon. TAMPICO CAPTURED. FEDERALS RETREAT FROM CITY TOWARD SAN LOUIS POTOSI. Rebels Made Desperate Assault Wed? nesday Morning Driving the Fed erals From Their lutrcitchmcnts. Vera Cruz, May 13.?The fall of Tampleo and what it may mean is the subject of general speculation here. It is learned that the constitutional? ists delivered a determined attack on the port beginning at 4 o'clock this morning. The federal advance posts were driven in and until noon des? perate firing was continuous. In what direction the federals are evacuating the town has not been learned but it is believed that the con? stitutionalists have overrun the terri? tory around San Luis Potosi and Mon? terey, which would make federal escape in that direction possible only by a continuous running light for many miles. Few if any foreigners remain in Tampico, according to the last re? ports received here. A general exodus began when tho news spread that the rebels were preparing for a final as? sault. Many Tampico refugees pass? ed through here, but few were al? lowed ashore, as the American au? thorities were not willing to increase the Large colony already overerowd ng the hotels. With the fall of Tam? pico hostilities on the gulf coast of Mexico come to an end ,at least for a time. The federals are maintaining the armistice so far as the Americans are concerned, according to a note from Gen. Rubio Navarette published here today. Nowhere else along the coast line except at Tumpico are there more than scattered posts of federals or constitutionalists and the logical movement of the victors from Tam? pico would be to join forces with those besieging San Luis Potosi. South of Tampico the nearest fed? eral forces, those on the Mexican rail? road, ?aro merely holding outposts against a possible American advance inland. The country between Tam? pico- and Vera Cruz and Inland to the line of the Mexican National rail? road is barren and mountainous and impossible for military operations There Js np. railroad or other means for the constitutionalists to move against the federals at Paso del Macho, nor would they gain great ad? vantage by driving them back toward the capital. The constitutionalists first attacked Tampico last December and fighting has been virtually continuous since. Twice they drove the federal garrison into the town and seemed near vic? tory, only to be shelled by the gun? boats and forced to retire to the hills. No estimate of the losses on either side 's er has been officially obtained. There is much discussion here as to the possible relations between this port under American control and Tampico under the constitutionalists. Vera Cruz depends largely on the Tampico region for food supplies, and merchants here foresee good busi? ness if the constitutionalists open the port fully to trade. It is said that Tampico is greatly In need of supplies of all kinds and Vera Cruz merchants hope to fill the demand. It is certain that tho American authorities will foster the resumption of peaceful trading by every possible means. Washington, May IS.?Evacuation of Tampico by the Mexican federal garrison began at 12.50 p. in., today, according to a relayed wireless dis? patch to tho navy department fron Hear Admiral Mayo. The federal troops were leaving by the railrotd. That the rebels encountered perate resistance in their final att.< * and that they were compel! . to carry their fight to the heart of the town was indicated by Hear Admiral Mayo's report. He reported that at 1 o'clock today, when it was reported the rebels had occupied Tampi? u, there was heavy ritle firing in the plaza and that big gun firing con? tinued. Advices received by constitutional? ists here said the federals were evacuating Tampico, but details WCI'3 lacking. The federals were retreating by way of the railroad leading to San Luis Potosi and it was assumed that they hoped to reach Pachuca .the terminus of a railroad line that leads indirect? ly to Mexico City. The railroad out oi* Tampico to Monterey is held by the constitutionalists. IN DANGER OF CAPTURE. Gen, /arago/a's Army Retreating Through itchvi Territory. Washington, May 14.?Admiral I Mayo today reported that Gen. Zara gosa, the federal leader who defend? ed Tampico, is in danger of capture with his entire force. Tho federals are retreating north und west through territory now held by constitutional? ists. Which is the only avenues of escape. Gen. Zaragoza is trying to ef? fect a junction with the federals ut KultlUo. A DAY OF CABHAGE. BLOODY HAND TO HAND FIGH? TING AT TAMPICO. Nearly Two Thousand Constitutional? ists Killed in UnUMJ Assault Wed? nesday?Rebels Stormed Last Stronghold of Federals With Hand Grenades?Throe Thousand Feder? als Killed or Cnptured. Vera Cruz, May 14.?The fall of Tampico hastened the doom of Dicta? tor ITuerta. The constitutionalists are now In complete possession of North Mexico and the scene of the civil war will now he transferred southward. The rebels are boasting that they will capture Mexico City within a month. The constitutionalists may now receive munitions of war from the outside world. Over three thousand federals were killed or taken prisoners in the bloody battle at Tampico. Nearly two thou? sand constitutionalists fell in the grand assault after the artillery had battered a great hole in the for? tifications. The rebels today are pur? suing the fleeing federals toward San Luis Potosi. It is thought impossible that more than two thousand out of the origin? al seven thousand federal garrison of Tampico will escape. Gen. Zaragoza, the gallant federal defender of Tampico, is missing and it is not known if he was killed. A terrible, bloody hand to hand fighting preceded the llight of the federals. The rebels used hand gre? nades with terrible effect. Some of the dead are today being saturated with kerosene and burned; others are buried in trenches with quick lime. News and Views from Pisgah. Pisgah, May 13.?The wind storm last week was very destructive here. On some places nearby all the cotton had to be planted over and on other places a good deal had to be planted. Wherever the crop was not protected and especially on the light lands, were the spots that were killed. The* loss was more than planting over, as the cotton was chopped out and paid for. Oats are not as good as last year, owing to bad seasons. The debate at Pisgah church last Saturday afternoon was quite spirited and interesting. The subject discuss? ed, "Woman's Rights," was handled In all its bearings. On the affirmative were G. W. Elmore, J. E. Du Pre and T. S. Cole. On the negative, D. J. Ilattield, J. T. Watson and S. B. Hat field. At the close, the ladies sold cream, cake and lemonade for the benefit of their church and netted quite a nice little sum. Miss Pearl Hatlleld of Bcvordam School, Kershaw county, read an es? say on the subject discussed which was highly commended. It showed much thought on a subject that girls don't think about and reflected credit on the young lady for studying other and important things than the com? mon frolics of the day. 1 have read about all that has been said about reforming the primary and the whole of it in the main is pure rot. In all my experience I never knew a vote cast in the county but what was strictly legal, and no pad-1 ded club rolls either. Now what can be done In the country can be dons In the towns ana cities, if the men there are actuated by the same hon? esty of purpose as those in the coun? try, but they are not. The primary law is all right, but the frauds com? mitted are by dishonest men, who Would violate any law to suit their aims and purposes, just as they do the whiskey and pistol laws. Why are they not prosecuted and who answers why? The present primary law provides for the punishment of fraud, illegal voting, bribery, etc., and how all contest and challenged votes arc to be settled and what more do you want, except a law that would work in favor ot a certain class. To say that a club in a ward of a city composed of men that don't know* whether all its members have a right to vote or not shows such a state of ignorance tha would he hard t ? believe. What is not known per? sonally can be found out by Inquiry as any intelligent man knows, by any member ot* the club whether of? ficer or not. To enroll a man on a club not knownlng whether he has a legal right to vote or not at that club, carries with it the lust steps towards Hand. Then if he votes twice or more at different clubs under different names the matter can be easily I traced and be can be prosecuted. 1? we have no protection under this law we can't have it under any law. except y?ui produce a registration cer? tificate like in the general election, h honest men don't look more closely after Iho elections than has been done, we will soon get down to New Vork and Philadelphia politics, and then God help the State. West Point, Gtt., May l I. The Rudy Maker Wholesale Grocery burn ,cd this morning, i.o** |i50,eoe. GOOD CROPS AT MAYESVILLE. Much Tobacco Planted?Improve? ments ut Coast Lir.e Station?Book Club Meeting?Personal News. Mayesvide May 14?Although the spring vu late in arriving and there have been several dry s ells of weath? er, yet from all reports, all crops are in a very satisfactory condition. <Jood stands of cotton can be seen all over this sectiun and with seasonable weather, there wlil no doubt be a good crop of the staple hereabouts. Tobacco plans are reported in good shape and quite an extensive area of the golden weed has been set out in this Section of the county this sea? son. From present prospects, there will be an ther bumper crop of oats again this summer. The Atl? ntic Coast Line railroad authorities have been making some great improvements around the pas? senger stiuion here and this work is greatly appreciated by the traveling public. The town council is putting in some good work on the streets now and under the supervision of Chief Tribble ,tbe town is gaining a much better app arance in every way. The Tu? <day Afternoon Book Club and Civic i?ague are represented at the Federation meeting in Spartan burg this week by Mrs. F. J. Bass, Mrs. P. M Tiller and Miss Mary S. Anderson. Miss Edna Mayes has gone to Greenville and Anderson on a visit to relatives a.', those points. Mrs. M i me Chandler and Miss Fannie Chandler are visiting rela? tives in Y< rkville. Mr. H. I>. Corbett has returned home for bis vacation from the Co? lumbia Theological Seminary. Mrs. Barber itoddy, and Misses Mary Marshall and Julia BogCS of Kock Hill are visiting Mrs. It. L. Grier. Mrs. L. M. Thomas and Miss Fan? nie Thomms of Charleston have re? turned home after visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Cooper. Quite a number of Mayesville peo? ple are attending the Chautauqua in Sumter this week. Miss Ehoa Mayes, who is teaching in Eastove:*. spent the week-end with her paren.v, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mayes. Messrs. J. A. Foxworth and M. C. Mayes attended the reunion in Jack? sonville )asv week Mr. Hei ry Weinberg and little daughter, Marvelle, are visiting in and arounc Atlanta this week. UVB STOCK IX KER8HAW. 25 More Mend of line Cattle Received by L. 1. Guhvi. Other 1'ronilneiU Raisers. Camdcn. May 13.?M. L. [. Guion. tho king of cattle raisers of South Carolina, has received another car? load of tw- uty-five high-grade Here? ford cattle. The Herefords were rais? ed on the plantation of Warren T. McKay, OB his Orchard Lake farm. Kentland, 1 id. "Mr. Qu Ion has the largest herd of cattle in South Carolina today," said Dr. Sorrell, of the live stock depart? ment of the Southern Railway, and the herd is being increased from time to time by additional carload ship? ments from the leading herds of the Northwest. There ar^ four huge silos under constructioi on Mr. Guion's farm near Camdt n. They are of the hy-rlb construction , a combination steel and concrete afiair, each having a capacity of 165 tons. The Orchard Lake farm, where the last shipment of cattle was raised, is considered the largest and tlnest Hereford ranch in America. Within t short distance is Mr. Henry Savace, who has also gone into cattle raisin on a large scale. Ho has a very largo herd of high-grade cat? tle and, like Mr. Guion. is planting clover, vetch and grasses. The Smith Bros, R. T. Mickle, J. X. and C. W. Dunn, and Xick Gettys are also raising cattle on a large scats In West WntSme Township. Kershaw county is now leading the other counties of South Carolina in this industry. KILLED ABOUT PIGEONS. i Hernadr Miss., May 14.?F. S. Simmons to ay shot and killed Walter Reyburn n< r here because the lat? ter objected to Simmons raising pig? eons on his 'arm. Simmons has been jailed. Both are rich planters. A license to marry has been issued to Albertus White and Louellen An demon ol Sumter. 1 'crsonal Wastlingt? n. May 14.?The govern? ment report today shows that cotton consumed during April totaled 499.772 bales against 4 7s,5v6 last year. Shreveport, May 12.?Troops were this afternoon rushed to tho Jail here where a m? ? is storming the jail, threatening w> lynch ? negro, charged with assaub UK a ten-yeur-old >*htte girl.