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LAC KENS. S. 0M Jan. 14, 1008.
The Alliance Revival.
The farmers ought to have club or
ganizations. Therefore The Adver
tiser believes that the revival In the
Alliance, signs of which are appearing
in this county, should be encouraged.
Lawyers have tholr bar associations,
State and city. The State Bar Asso
ciation will moot at an early day. If
that body should resolve itself Into a
secret caucus and pass resolutions en
dorsing a certain lawyer for election as
judge, we bolleve that the bar associa
tion would then and there "go up the
spout." The exporionce of a century
or moro shows that secret political so
cieties do not thrive and do not live in
Amerloa. As we understand it, the
the Alliance is not a secret political
society. It is an association of farmers.
As such, it ought to live and do good.
We should liko to see a farmers' olub
flourishing in every community, each
with its tasteful little club house and
grounds and library---tho whole not
costing more than a thousand or two
thousand dollars?and in time wo shall
see it. The country is growing and the
fanners aro getting their share of
what the country is producing?at
least In comparison with what other
people in this part of the world are
getting. They aro getting no more
than they deserve, however, and THE
Advertiser is glad to see that they
are disposed to organize, just as all
professions and trades are organizing.
We suppose that no Ailianceman will
deny that mistakes wore made some
years ago, but that docs not indioate
that anything is wrong with the order
itself, it is plainly and easily possible
for the Alliance to develop rapidly into
a great society that will yield pleasure
There is one thing which we make
bold to point out, and that is that "the
middle man" cannot be entirely dis
pensed with in business. Farmers
may combine and buy some articles,
perhaps save money on many, and
ther- Is no objection to trying It when
they wish to, but ihey may overdo it.
The "middle man" In business has ex
isted for a long time and the world
Will have him for a long time to come.
Iu the long run most commodities will
be sold most cheaply by the merchant
whose business it is to sell them. The
merchant, retail or wholesale, has itifat
as good a right to his place, just as
good a right to nnko a living and Is
just hs necossary and valuable as the
farmer, printert railroad man, lawyer
and cotton splnnor. Human nature
has so decreed.
Concerning a Dog Law.
If Laurcns farmers wish the Legisla
ture to enact a ','yaUer dog" law, they
should go to the Legislature and ask
it. Whon tho railways and the cotton
mills want legislation they send alle
gation to Columbia to appear .-before
the committees and urge the request.
If Laurens farmer's will go in force to
Columbia they can obtain any legisla
tion in re ?son that they wish. For ex
ample, if a dozen representative farm
ers liko Andy Jones, Robert Aber
crombie, Col. Shaw, R. D. Boyd, Hugh
Wa'laco A. J. Smith, J. W D. Watts,
Albort Garlington, E. G. Mitchell, W.
P. Harris aud John Hunter will go to
Columbia and appear before the agri
cultural committee to asa: for a dog
law in the interest of sheep raising, the
Legislature will listen to them atten
tively and hesitate a long time before
refusing the request. We merely name
these farmers at random, without
knowing what they think on tho dog
question, and with a view of pointing
out what would be an effective plan.
The Advertiser believes that this is
a county adapted to cheep raising and
that sheep raising is more profitable
than dog raising. At the same time,
the question is one for farmers to
solve for themselves. We do not want
a dog law if the farmers do not want
it. We are not pestered with dogs.
The farmers should please themselves
But if they want a dog law, the way to
get it is to go to Columbia after it. A
trip to Columbia can be taken for six
or seven dollars. And we oan't have
sheep in this country and our dogs too.
It is a matter df choice.
One Good Effect.
Wholly objectionable as is the ap
polntmeut of a negro to be collector of
tho port of Charleston it has the good
effect of a warning signal to the white
people of the South. There is a mini
mum of danger in the negro question
80 long as Southern white men stand
unbrokenly together and they will
never divide while a Republican presi
dent deliberately provides a cause of
aouto irritation. After all, the conclu
sion cannot be escaped that Mr. Roose
velt ".is what is slangingly called a
??cheap skato." Mr. McKinley perhaps
was not a brilliant man but he wai no
fool and his great office never seemed
to hang loose about his shoulders. Mr.
Roosevelt is not a McKinley.
Senator Tlllman very well knows
that to oppose a negro appointment in
the Senate is to strengthen his popul
arity all over South Carolina. The
Senator is perhaps not in a frame of
mind to do favors to Charleston but in
theCrum appointment his own inter
ests are at stake. He cannot mildly
consent to Cr um and represent the
people of South Carolina.
Drop the Subject.
South Carolina ought to have had an
exhibit at the great World's Fair ip
18Q8. It was proper to have a state ex
hibit at our own little show in Char
leston last year. But South Carolina
needs no exhibit at the St. Louis fair
next year. There are too many exposi
tions. Some other town will have one
when St. Louis has finished. South
Carolina cannot uond" exhibita ?0/ alb
Now Is a good time to ?wear off.
Why Hot This Southerner?
For President of the United Stetes I
we believe that the Democratic party
could nominate no candidate in 1904
more acceptable to the whole country
than Col. Hilary A. Herbert, of Ala
bama, formerly Secretary of the Navy.
A Laurens man observing that a bill
has been introduced in Congress to
purchase horses and tend them to the
Philippines to stock the farms suggest*
that "Undo Sam had better bring the
Filipino nlegers over here and rent out
tho whole darned old plantation."
In order to go West and get a di
vorce from his wife, a South Carolina
editor has allowed hla paper to go into
the hands of a receiver. A good ex
cuse to get away from a newspaper is
f ometimes relished by the best of men.
Tub Advertiser sincerely likes
Governor McSweeney and if it has ever
said anything to offend him it will ex
pect a free pardon before he goes out |
The Hague court of arbitration is to
Bettle the Venezuelan question. There
should be an Ague oourt of arbitration
in this country to settle the ooal ques
Three weeks ago the Lay ton Carni
val Company was in Laurens and now
a big part of It is in jail. "Sic gloria,"
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Sold in Laurens by B. F. Poeey.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
By virtue of the power given to me ]
in a Trust Deed, executed by W. T.
Putnam, on January 20th 1902, which
Deed is recorded in the office of the
i lerk of Court of Common Pleas, for j
Laurens County, In Book 9, at page
344, I will soil at public outcry, to the j
highest bidder, at Laurens O. H. S. C,
on Salesday in February, 1903, being
the 2nd day of the month, during the
legal hours for public sales, the follow
ing described tract of land:
All that tract situate in the County
and State above named, containing
fifty (57) seven acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of J. D. Offings,
Newton Dial, W. P. Patton, John L.
Jones and others, known as Clark
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and
balance on a credit of 12 months, with
leave to purchaser fco pay entire bid in
cash, the credit portion to be secured
by note of the purchaser and a mort
gage of the premises, and to bear in
terest from day of sale at eight per
cent, and if purchaser fails to comply
premises will be re-sold at his risk on
came or some subsequent salesday.
Purchaser to pay for deed and mort
gage, and for recording mortgage.
0. C. Featherstone,
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long tic:;
Easy payments. Smsll cc-t. No com
mission. Apply to
CD. BaRKSDALB, Atty.,
Laurens, S. 0.
June 24th, 1902?3m.
I have opened a Restaurant in the
Babb Building for WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and First
class service assured Meals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or tent to offices. Fresh
Oysters on hand.
on Harper Street.
THAT OSTS LITTLE.
It keeps time, pleases
the eye and leans lighty
on the pocket book.
that look like marble, strikes the
hours on a musical gong-bell and
the half hours on a tinkling cup
bell; is tastefully decorated in
gilt scrolls, and has a face that
reflects the beauty and worth of]
the movement behind it.
ONLY $4.00 REMEMBER?
We have some $2.50 to $25.00
Call and see them and get your j
choice before the line is broken.
A. Unique and
Jewelers and Opticians.
I)r. W. H. DIAL,
No. 110 rV. Mala St.
Special Attention Given Women
Office hours lu the oltj from 10 a. m;
ox. .'Phono?Residence No. 44.
Iii ggs. ROCKI
WATERLOO?OUR FIQI1T, HIB VICTORY.
I *~r+ HE sports wore over, and there
J[ remained still an hour to be
?IHM filled In before dinner. It
iwWqaH was an hour full of danger
to Crnlg's hopes of victory, for the men
were wild with excitement and ready
for the most reckless menus of "sling
ing their dust." 1 could not but ad
mire tbe skill with which Mr. Craig
caught their attention.
"Gentlemen," he called out, "we've
forgotten tbe Judge of the great race.
Three cheers for Mr. Couuor!"
Two of the shanty i ieu picked me
up and hoisted me on to their shoulders
while the cheers were given.
"Announce the Punch and Judy,"
be entreated me In a low voice.
I did so In a little speech aud was
forthwith borne aloft through the street
to tbe booth, followed by the whole
crowd, cheering like mad.
The excitement of the crowd caught
me, and for an hour I squeaked and
worked the wires of the Immortal and
unhappy family In a manner hitherto
unapproached, by mo at lenst. I was
glad enough when Graeme came to tell
me to send the men In to dinner. This
Mr. Punch did In the most gracious
manner, nnd again with cheers for Mr.
Punch's master they trooped tumultu
ously Into the tent.
We had only begun when Baptlste
came In quietly, but hurriedly, and
whispered to me:
"M'sleu Cralg, he's gone to Slavln's
and would lak you and M'sleu Gracmo
would follow queek. Sandy, he's toko
one leel drink up at de stable, and he's
go mad Ink one diable."
I s#nt him for Graeme, who was pre
siding at dinner, and set off for Slavln's
at a run. There I found Mr. Craig and
Nelson holding Sandy, .more tbuu half
drunk, back from Slnvln, who, stripped
to the shirt, was coolly waiting with a
"Let me go, Mr. Cralg," Sandy was
saying. "1 am a good Presbyterian. He
is a papist thief, and he has my money,
and I will have It out of tbo soul of
"Let him go, preacher," sneered Sla
vln.- "I'll cool him off for you. But
you'd better hold him if you want his
mug left on to him."
"Let him gol" Keefe was shouting.
"Hands off!" Blaney was echoing.
I pushed my way In. "What's up?" I
"Mr. Connor," said Sandy solemnly,
"It Is a gentleman you are, though your
name Is against you, and 1 am a good
Presbyterian, and I can give yon the
commandments and reasons annexed
to them, bnt yon's a thief, a papist
tblef, and I am justified In getting my
money ont of his soul."
"But," I remonstrated, "yon won't
get it in this way."
"He has my money," reiterated San
"He Is a blank liar, and he's afraid
to take it up," said Slayln in a low, cool
With a roar Sandy broke away and
rushed at him, but without moving
from bis tracks Slavln met him with
a straight left handcr and laid him flat
"Hooray 1" yelled Blaney. "Ireland
foreverP' and, seizing the iron poker,
swung It around his head, crying,
"Back, or, by holy Moses, I'll kill the
first mnn that Interferes wld the
"Give It to hlmi" Keefe said sav
Sandy rose slowly, gazing round stu
"He don't know what hit him,"
This roused the higblauder, nnd, say
ing, "I'll settle you afterward, Mr.
Keefe," he rushed In again at Slavln.
Again Slavln met him with his loft
staggered him and before he fell took
a step forward and delivered a terrific
right baud blow on his Jnw. Poor San
dy went down in a heap amid the yells
of Bloncy, Keefe and some others of
I was In' despair when in came Bap
tlste and Graeme.
One look at Sandy, and Baptlste tore
off his coat nnd cap, slammed them on
the floor, danced on them and with a
long drawn "Sap-r-r-r-rie!" rushed at
But Graeme caught him by the back
of tbe neck, saying, "Hold on, little
man," nnd, turning to Slavln, pointed
to Sandy, who was reviving under
Nelson's care, and sold, "What's this
"A.;k him," said Slavln insolently.
"What is it, Nelson r
Nefeon explained that Sandy, after
drinking some at the stable and a glass
at the Bfaok Rock hotel, had come
down hero with Keefe and the others,
had lost his money and Was accusing
Slavin of robbing him.
"Did you furnish him with liquor?"
said Graeme sternly.
"It is none of your business," re
plied Slavln, with nn oath.
"I shall make it my business. It Is
not the first time my men have lost
money In this saloon."
"You Ho!" said Slavln, with deliber
"Slavln," said Graeme quietly, "It is
a pity you said thnt, because, unless
you apologize in ono minute, I shall
make you sorry." ..
"Apologise?" roared Siavln. "Apolo
gise to you?" calling him a vile name.
Graeme grow white and said, even
"Now you'll have to toko It. No apol
ogy will do."
He slowly stripped off coat and vest.
Mr. Cralg Intorposcd, begging
Graeme to let the matter pass.
"Surely it Is not worth it."
"Mr. Craig," snld Graeme, with nn
easy smile, "you don't understand. No
man enn cnll me that name nnd walk
?round afterward feeling well."
Then, turning to Slavln, he snld:
"Now, if you wont a minute's rest I
Slavln, with a curse, bid him come.
"Blaney," said Graeme shnrply, "you
get back." Blaney promptly stepped
back to Keefe'h side. "Nelson, you nnd
Baptlste can see thnt they stny there."
The old mnn nodded and looked nt
Cralg, who simply snld:
"Do the best you can."
It was a good fight Slavln bad plen
ty of pluck and for a time forced the
fighting, Graeme guarding easily and
tapping him aggravating nbont the
nose and eyes, drawing blood, but not
disabling him. Gradually there come
a look of fear Into Slavln's eyes, nnd
the beads stood upon bis, face. He had
met hia master.
"Now, Slavm, you'ro beginning to bo
B?rry, nud I am going to show yon
what you arc mado of."
Graeme made ono or two lightning
pnssos, struck Slavln one, two, three
terrific blows and laid him quite flat
Keofo nnd Blancy both sprang for
ward, but there was a savago kind of
"Hold, there!" It was okl man Nel
son, looking nlong a pistol barrel. "You
know me, Keefo," he said. "You won't
do nny murder this time."
Keefo turned green and yellow and
stuggered back, while Slavln slowly
rose to his feet.
"Will you take some more?" said
Grnome. "You haven't got much; but,
mind, I have stopped playing with yon.
Fut up your gun, Nelson. No ono will
Slavln hesitated, then rushed, but
Graeme stepped to meet him, and we
saw Slavln's heels In the air ns be fell
back upon his neck nnd shoulders and
lay still, with Ids toes quivering.
"Bon!" yelled Baptlste. "Bully boy!
Dot's de bon stuff! Dot's larn him one
good lesson!" But immediately he
shrieked, "Gar-r-r-r-e a vous!"
Ho was too late, for there was n
crash of breaking glass, and Graeme
fell to tho floor with a long, deep cut
on the side of his head. Keefe bad
hurled a bottle with all too bure un
aim and had fled. I thought ho was
dead, but wo carried him out, and in a
few minutes he groaned, opened his
eyes and sank ngaln iuto Insensibility.
"Whero can we take him?" I cried.
"To my shack," said Mr. Cralg.
"Is there no place nearer?"
? "Yes; Mrs. Mavor's. I shall run on
to tell her."
She met us at the door. I bad in
mind to say some words of apology,
but when I looked upon her face I for
got my words, forgot my business at
her door, and stood simply looking.
"Come In. Bring him in. Flense do
uot wait," she sold, nnd her voice was
jwect and soft and firm.
Wo laid him In a large room at the
back of the shop over which Mrs. Ma
vor lived. Together wo dressed the
wound, her Arm white fingers skillful
ns if with long training. Before tbe
dressing was finished I sent Cralg off,
for the time had como for tho ma gl?
lantern lu the church, and I knew bow
critical the moment was In our tight.
"Go," I said. "He is coming to, and
we do not need you." * ?
In n few moments more Grneme re
vived nnd, gazing nbout, asked:
"What's all this nbout?" and then
recollecting, "Ah, that bruto Keefer*
Then, seelug my anxious face, be said
carelessly: "Awful bore, Isn't It? Sor
ry to trouble you, old fellow."
"You bo hanged!" I said shortly, for
his old sweet smile was playing nbout
his lips nnd was almost too much for
me. "Mrs. Mavor aud I. are in com
mand, nnd you must keep perfectly
"Mrs. Mavor?" ho said in surprise.
She came forward, with a sligbt
flush on her face.
"I think you know me, Mr. Graeme."
"I have often seen you and wished to
know you. I am sorry to bring you this
"You must not say so," she replied,
"but let me do all for you that I can.
And now tho doctor says you are to lie
"The doctor? Oh, you mean Connor I
ne is hardly there yet. You don't know
each other. Permit me to present Mr.
Connor, Mrs. Mavor."
As she bowed slightly her eyes look
ed into mine with a serious gaze, not
inquiring, yet searching my soul. As I
looked into her eyes I forgot every
thing nbout ine, nnd when I recalled
myself it seemed as if I had been away
in (?me ?ur place. It was not their col
or or their brightness. I do not yet
know their color, nnd I have often
looked into them, nnd they were not
bright, but they were clear, nnd ono
eould look far down Into them nnd in
their deptlKs see a glowing, steady
light. As I went to get sonic drugs
from tho Black Rock doctor I found
myself wondering nbout that far down
light and nbout her voice?howit could
get (hat sound from far away.
I found the doctor qulto drunk, ns in
deed Mr. Cralg had warned, but his
drugs were good, and I got what I
wauled and quickly returned.
While Groemo slept Mrs. Mavor
made mo tea. As tho evening wore on
I told her the events of tho day, dwell
ing admiringly upon Craig's general
She smiled nt this.
"He got me, too," sbo said. "Nixon
was sent to mo just beforo the sports,
and I don't think ho will break down
today, and I am so thankful." And her
? "I am quite B?ro ho won't," I thought
to myself, but I said no word.
After n long pause sbo went on, "I
hnve promised Mr. Cralg to sing to
night if I nm needed," nnd then, after
n moment's hesitation, "It Is two yenrs
since I hnVe been able to sing?two
years," she repeated "since," nnd then
her brave voice trembled, "my husband
"I quite understand," I said, having
no other word on my tongue.
"And," she went on quietly, "I fear I
have been selfish. It Is hard to sing
tho snme songs. We were very happy.
But the miners like fo hear mo sing,
and I think perhaps It helps them to
feel less lonely nnd keeps them from
evil. I Bhnll try tonight If I am needed.
Mr. Cralg will not ask mo unless be
I would bavo seen every miner nnd
lumberman In the place hideously
drunk beforo-I would bavo asked her
to sing one song whilo her heart ached.
I wondered at Cralg and na id rather
"Ho thinks only of thoso wretched
miners nnd shnnty men of his."
Sho looked nt mo with wonder In her
eyes- and said gently:
"And are they not Christ's too?"
And I found no word to reply.
It was ncaring 10 o'clock find I was
wondering how tho fight was going on
and hoping that Mrs. Mavor would not
be needed when the door opened and
old man Nelson and Sandy, tho latter
much battered and ashamed, came in
with thp word for Mrs. Mavor.
"I will come," she said simply. Sbo
saw me preparing to accompany her
and asked, "Do you think you can
leovo him 7"
"He will do Quite well in Nelson's
' Then I am gtnd, for I must take my
little one with nie. ?I did not put her to
bed in case I should need to go, and I
may not leave her."
We entered the church by the back
door and saw at once that even yet tho
battle might easily he lost. *
Some miner; bad just come from
Slavln's, evidently bent on breakiug
up the meeting In revenge for the col
lapse of tbe dance, which Slavln was
nimble to enjoy, much less direct?
Oraig wan gallantly holding his ground,
finding it hard work to keep his men
in good humor and so prevent a tight,
for there were cries of "Put him out!
Put the beast out!" at a miner half
drunk and wholly outrageous.
The look of relief that came over his
face when Cralg caught sight of ns
told how anxious he had been nnd
reconciled me to Mrs. Mayor's singing.
"Thank the good God!" ho said, with
what came near being a sob. "I was
about to despair."
Ho immediately walked to tho front
nnd called out:
"Gentlemen, If you wish it, Mrs. Ma
yor will sing."
There was a dec 1 silence. Some one
began to applaud, but a miner said
"Stop that, you fool!"
There was a delay of a few moments
when from tho crowd a voice called
"Does Mrs. Ma vor wish to sing?"
followed by cries of "Aye, that's it 1"
Then Shaw, tho foreman at tho
mines, stood up in tho audience and
"Mr, Craig and gentlemen, you know
thnt tbreo years ago I was known as
?Old Rleketts' and that I owo all I
am tonight, under God, to Mrs. Ma
vor, and," with a little quiver Sn his
voice, "her baby. And wo all know
why. And what I say Is that If sho
docs not feel like singing tonight sho
is not going to sing to keep any drunk
en brute of Slavln's crowd quiet."
There were deep growls of approval
all over tho church. I could have hug
ged Shaw then and there. Mr. Cralg
went to Mrs. Mnvor nnd after a word
with her came back and said:
"Mrs. Mavor wishes me to thank her
dear friend Mr. Shaw, but says she
would like to sing."
The response was perfect stillness.
Mr. Crnig sat down at tho organ and
played the opening bars of U?o touch
ing melody, "Oft In the Stilly Night."
Mrs. Mavor came to the front nnd,
With a smile of exquisite sweetness
upon her sad fuco and looking straight
at us with her glorious eyes, begun to
Her voice, a rieh soprano, even nnd
true, rose and fell, now BOft, now
strong, but always tilling the building,
pouring around us Hoods of music. 1
hnd heard Pattl's "Home, Sweet
Home," and of nil singing that alone
affected me as did this.
At the end of the Orst verse the few
women in tho church nnd some of tho
men were weeping quietly, but when
?he began tho words,
"When I remember all
The friends once linked together,"
sobs came on every side from these
tender hearted fellows, and Shaw quite
lost his grip. But she sang steadily on,
the tone clearer and sweeter and fuller
nt every note, and when the sound of
her voice died away she stood looking
at the men ns if in wonder that they
should weep. No one moved. .Mr. Craig
played softly on and, wandering
through many variations, arrived at
"Jesup, lover of my S?ul."
As she Sang the appealing words her
face Avas lifted up, and she saw none
of us, but she must have seen some
one, for the cry In her voice could only
come from one who could see and feel
help close at hand. On and on went tho
glorious voice, searching my soul's
depths, but when she came to the.
"Thou, O Christ, art nil I want,"
she stretched up her arms?sho had
quite forgotten us; her voice hnd borne
her to other worlds?nnd sang with
such a passion of abandon that my soul
was ready to surrender anything, ev
Agnin Mr. Cralg wandered on through
his changing chords till again he came
to familiar ground, and tho voice be
gan In low, thrilling tones Bernard's
great song of home, "Jerusalem, the
Every word, with nil Its weight of
meaning, eumo winging to our souls till
we found ourselves gazing afar Into
those stately halls of Zlon, with their
daylight serene nnd their jubilant
throngs. When the singer came to tho
last verse, there was a pause. Again
Mr. Crnig softly plnyed tho Interlude,
but still there was no voice. I looked
up. She was very white, and her eyes
were glowing with their deep light. Mr.
Craig looked quickly about,' saw her,
stopped nnd half rose, ns" If to go to
her, when, In a volco that seemed to
come from a faroff land, sho went on:
"Oh, Bwcot and blessed v.ountryl"
The longing, tho yearning, in the sec
ond "Oh" were Indescribable. Again
and ngnln ns she held that word and
then dropped down with the cadence hi
the music my heart ached for I knew
Tho audience were sitting ns In a
trance. The grimy faces of the miners,
for they never get quite white, were
furrowed with the tear courses. Shaw
by this time had his fnce, too, lifted
high, his eyes gazing far above the
singer's hend, and I knew by tho rap
ture In his faco that he was seeing, ns
she saw, tho thronging, stately halls
nnd the white robed conquerors. He
bad felt and was still feeling all tho
stress of the fight, nnd to him tho
vision of the conquerors In their'glory
was soul drnwing nnd soul stirring.
And Nixon, too?ho hnd his vision, but
what he saw was tho face of tho singer
with tho shining eyes, and, by tho' look
of him, that was vision enough.
Immediately nftcr her last noto Mrs.
Mnvor stretched out her hands, to her
little girl, who wns sitting on myknoe,
caught her up and, holding her cIobo td
her breast, walked quickly behind tho
curtnln. Not a sound followed the'
singing. No one moved till she had dis
appeared, and then Mr. Cralg enmo to'
tbe front and, motioning vo mo to fol
low Mrs. Mavor, began in* a' low, 'dis
"Gentlemen, it was not easy for Mrs.
Mavor to sing for us, nnd yuu know
she sang because she Is a minei's wife
and ber heart is with tho miners. But
sho sang, too, because her heart Is his
who enmo to earth this day so many
years ago to savo us all, and sho
would make you lovo him, too, for in
loving him you aro saved from all base
loves, and you know what I mean.
"And before wo say good night, men,
I want to know if the time is not come
when all of you who mean to bo bet
ter than you aro should join in putting
from ns this thing that has brought
sorrow and shame to us nnd to thoso
wo lovo? You know whnt I mean.
Some of you nre strong. Will you
stand by nnd seo weaker men robbed
of the money they have for those fnr
awny and robbed of the manhood that
no money can buy or restore?
"Will tho strung men help? Shall
we Join hands In this? What <1<* you
say? In this town wo have often seen
bell, and Jhst a njenietrtago-wo were
oll looklug into heaven, 'the sweet and
blessed cour-try.' Oh, men," and his
voice rang in an agony through the
building?"oh. men, which shall be
ours? For heaven's dear sake, let us
help one another! Who will?"
I was looking out through a silt in
the curtain. The men, already wrought
to Intense feellug by the music, were
listening with set faces and gleaming
eyes, nnd as at the appeal "Who will?"
Cralg raised high bis hand Shaw, Nix
on nnd a hundred meu sprang to their
feet und held high their hands.
I have witnessed some thrilling scenes
In my life, but never anything to equal
that, the one man on tho platform
standing nt full height, with bis hand
thrown up to heaven, nnd the hundred
men below standing straight, with
arms up at full length, Bilent nnd al
For a moment Crnlg held them so,
and again his voice rang out, louder,
sterner than before:
"All who mean it say, 'Ry God's help,
I will.' "
And back from a hundred throats
came deep and strong the words, "By
God's help, I will."
At this point Mrs. Mavor. whom I
had quite forgotten, put her hand on
my urm. "Go and tell him," she pant
ed, "I want them to come on Thurs
day night, as they Used to In the other
days -go-quick!" And she almost
pushed nie out. I gave Cralg her mes
sage. Ho held up his hand for silence.
"Mrs. Mavor wishes me to say that
she will be glad to see you all, as In the
old days, on Thursday evening, ond I
can think of no better place to give
formal expression to our pledge of this
There was a shout of acceptance, and
then, at some one's call, tho long pent
up feedings of the crowd found vent
in three mighty cheers for Mrs. Mavor.
"Now for our old hymn," called out
Mr. Crnlg, "nnd Mrs. Mavor will lead
Ho snt down nt the organ, played a
few bars of "The Sweet Ry nnd By,"
nnd then Mrs. Mavor began. But not
a soul Joined till the refrain was reach
ed, nnd then they sang as only men
With their hearts on lire can sing. But
after the last refrain Mr. Cralg made
a sign to Mrs. Mavor, and sho snng
alone, slowly nnd softly and wdth eyes
looking far away:
"In tho sweet by and by
We shall meet on that beautiful Bhoro."
There was no benediction?? there
seemed no need?and tho men went
quietly out. But over and over again
the voice kept singing in my ears and
In my heart, "We shall meet on that
beautiful shore." And after tho sleigh
loads of men had gone and left tho
street empty, ns I stood with Cralg in
the radiant moonlight that made the
great mountains about come near us,
from Sandy's sleigh we heard in the
distance Bapt isle's French-English
song, but the song that floated down
with the sound of the bells from the
miners' sleigh was:
"We shall meet on that beautiful shore."
"Poor old Shaw!" said Craig softly.
When the last sound had died away,
I turned to him nnd said:
"You have won jour light."
"We have won our light. I wos
beaten," he replied quickly, offering me
his hand. Then, taking off his cap
and looking up beyond tho mountain
tops nnd the silent stars, he added
softly, "Our fight, but his victory."
And, thinking it all over, I could not
suy but perhaps he was right.
[to be continued.]
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Among the signs of a weak stomaoh
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Laurens, 8. C.
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R. P. flilam & Co.
We offer to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
.We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, at.
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Coffin to the best Me
talle Cases ; in cloth goods we can y
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
ro black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp House.
It. P. MI LAM & 00.
a mill-end sale
Cash Bargain Store.
19 lbs Granulated Sugar, $1.00
10 " Extra Coffee, 1.00
9 " Best coffee, 1.00
Arm & Hammer Soda, 1 lb pkgs, 04
Celluloid Starch, pkgs. 04
Star Lye The Box, 04 and 08
2 lb Can Tomatoes, 00
3 " 44 44 n
Brown Mule Tobacco, per lb., 29
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
Crowd this Week
The progressive step marks her pathway with steady move
ment is fast coming to the front. Daring this week's festivities
many special attractions will be displayed.
W. G. WiUvjn t& Co; will offer during the week Special
Dress Goods, Blankets
and Ladies' Jackets.
Decided Bargains will easily be detected here by those who
are thoroughly familiar with present market values. These cut
prices are for this week only at?
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Ten Cents Cotton.
We are prepared to take care of a
quantity of cotton on storage and ad
vance money on same. Now is the
time to store your ootton for a profit.
Don't sell too fast, or It will give out
J. Wade Andeu&on,
6m President and Manager.
* Otters his services to the peo
ple of Lauren* County.
Address: Gray Court, S. C.
J. N. LEAK,
lt. 11. Woloh, I
A. C. Todd.
Johnsone, Welch \ Toddl
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Federal. Oflleo, Law Mango. |
Lau kkn h , 8. C.
Loans on lical Kstate 1
For a serloa o( years at 8 nor cenH
straight intoreat; negotiated, ilasffl
i what land it assessed for taxatlon.?H
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