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LAURENS? S. Cm Jan. 21, 1110?.
The People's Friend Stricken.
It has been our privilege for eleven
years to know Mr N. G. Gonzales and
for part of that timo to bo in daily as
sociation with him. It Is hard to rea
lize that a man so gontle, so kindly, 80
clean in his living, has been shot down.
Few men know him well. Those who
did know him and who were worthy of
his rospee* wero his friends, in late
years tho linos of political opinion of
tho writer and of the State's editor
drifted widely apart. Sometimes we
have clashed lu expression and have
given each other "hard knocks." News
paper editors, if thoy aro worth their
salt, must differ, but if they are not
gross fools they do differ without cross
ing a lino that divides argument from
insult. So it was that we have been
able to look to N. G. Gonzales always as
our friend, as a favorite older brother
in tho order of newspaper men. Wo
could "give and take," wo had (<> in
controversy, it was part of the game,
but tho blow that foil upon Mr. Gon
zales fell upon ono to whom we have
felt close and loyal in tho bonds of our
calling. With all our differences and
disputes, wo remember now only that
the brave chief of our clan is stricken
and in our deop sorrow we arc proud to
tako our Staad in the ranks of his
Mr. Gonzales believed In "personal
journalism.." His creed oilled upon
him, to denounce meanness, vice and
wrong, not in tho abstract, but in the
porsoos of tho doors, In discussing
public men ho thought of them as pub
lic figures. Who they were or whal
counted nothing with him, it was their
relationship to his policy and that
policy was simply a high concept ion of
tho good of his people. Right and left
year after year he struck out and many
a head wont down under his vigorous
blows. Of course sometimes the
wrong man suffered. No editor who
frequently writes of men can fail of er
ror. But tho error was the exception.
His discernment of sham and fraud and
trickery and dishonor was keen and so
for the 12 years of The State's life he
has stood guard and earned the hate
and inspired the fear of tho vile in
South Carolina. Not infrequently he
has made enemies of true and honest
men but it was th?* legions of the low
and base who shrank away from htm
and bit their thumbs at him from afar.
It was a dangerous place that N\ G.
Gonzales made for himself, dangorous
all the timo. There wero always
many who would have been g'ad to
strlko. Clear-beaded gent'eman that
he was, Gonzales knew all this. But he
took the chances.
There aro doubtless many who ignore
the l'easons that impelled Mr. Con/ales
to attack Col. Tillman's record and
they rush to the conclusion that Till
man Is excusable because harsh things
were said of him. During tho campaign
The Advertiser did not regard it ne
cessary to ventilate the charges made
against Col, Tilltnan. Wo do not make
them now. Tho timo has come whon
the State of South Carolina must deal
with Tillman. But suppose, suppose
merely for tho argument's sake, tho
charges true, is it not well for Carolina
that she had a bravo newspaper with a
splendidly ablo and fearless editor to
press them and press thorn again until
the peoplo were warned? If a bad man
comes to tho surface and the honor and
safety of tho state is imperiled, What
guardian, what protection have the
great people who make the state unless
it be an unterrified press? When, then,
a man like N. G. Gonzales is the enemy
of one, ho is tho sturdy friend of thou
sands and tens of thousands. This is
written at a moment when Mr. Goft
zales' life trembles fn the balance. May
it please the good God to spare him?
8pare him for the sake, of his doar ones,
his young wife, tho days of whose
bridehood are scarcely past, and his
devoted sistor and brothers?but more
than all, may God sparo him to tho
teeming thousands of South Carolinians
who so sorely and no constantly need an
honest man and a gallant man at the
head of a great newspaper to lash their
enemies into cowering impotence! If lie
depart, who will tako his place? Where
is another to "take tho chances?" To
day by day and night by night invite
and daro tho blows of those who cannot
bear the light? If ho bo taken, it is the
people of all Carolina and especially
tho. poor and tho woak who most need a
defender, who havo lost a novor falter
Mr. Oonzales is doad. His death is a
personal loss to the editor of this pa
per. It is sucb a loss though to the
people of South Carolina as thoy will
only know as the years go by, that
they will feel only as tho need for him
comes and tbero Is none, none to till it!
Of the poor instrument of his taking
off, what matters it? A groat man in
the fullness and blossom of glorious
manhood of mind and body and soul
has been st ruck downl Thoro is no sen
timent known to tho human heart that
the poor weak, lost ruined wretob can
arouse save that In which loathing
mingles with pity. What may bofa'll
tbls Jim Tillman, what does it count?
Mr. Gonaales is dead and tho people,
tho whole people are hurt!
Too Many Newspapers.
The Advertiser hns received a
copy of a new weekly paper published
in Croonwodd. It is a good looking
enough newspaper and readable but wo
are sorry to see it. None of our busi
ness? Well, yes it is. The foolish mul
tiplication of newspapers demoralise*
the. whole business. A,town and county
of Greenwood's size will support two
good papers. It will not support more
comfortably. Greenwood has had two
good weeklies and a little dally for
jtorae tDno, Of course the new paper
money bo put into printer's ink. Add
ing to tbe number of papers adds little
if any money to tho painter's till, it
simp y moans more division, more
throat-cutting competition und los?
and failure in the long run. There are
in South Carolina 15 or 20 crodltablo
weekly p.ipors. Tiiero uro 00 or 80
Whloll either in mechanical construc
tion or editorial contents or both are
miserable excuses. The average is low.
The reason Is plain. Then' aro too
many newi papers for the people to pay
for and iho r wards are too email to
ti tnpt cap iblo men to enter tha busi
ness. Doubtless the advertisers and the
people generally of Greenwood will
Vive the new paper advertising aud
subscriptions, The people don't care.
But tllOrti won't be enough money to go
round. As suro as fate, in a year or
i ?? some one or other of tho Green
wood papers will fail or he absorbed.
We wish them 8.11 sue jess und know
that all oan't have it. Wo have no uc
qitaintaooo with any of the Greenwood
edltora but we believe that the men
who were on tho ground first are best
entitled to publio support unless they
have proven thomsolves totally unwor
TllO Governor's .ilcs>ug?.
Governor MoSweouoy souds to the
logisUturo an admirable message. If
ho had to defend it on the stump it
would of course beat him. Only an
out-going governor could afford such u
ine s ii recommends numerous
good'thing', all of which would cost
much money. To carry out his road
an 1 school plai 8 alone would about
double the pres in* tax levy.
Vet tho ni088ago is on the whole ad
mirable. What tho governor advises
the pot pie to bay they need and the
eh. apes1 way to pay for these things is
by; taxation, if the peop'o would tax
Iheinselvo two mills on tho dollar and
buy if 100/0() worth oMi x; permanent
l'O.ldj a year it would bo many mil
lions savt d In a few ycora and tho roads
would be to pay for but once. Un .il wo
have good roads our state will lag. As
the Q ivernor suggested,tho "mud tax1
is about tin heavies', \yo labor under
On the thrifty, well-to-do man the
present tax burd :i U ii^rlit. In Lau
rons C mnty 1 IS mills oh a t!0 per cent
valuation is no: severe. Railroads and
corporations now pay about one-third
of Laurens county's taxes. The real
trouble is this: most people are pay
ing on hind they d Ul't own. Smith has
a 12000 farm but lie is only worth a
.?flood because Jones has a mortgage
for a fitlOOO on that farm. Nevertheless
Smith is p ying all tho taxos. The
mortgage holder ho lies low. Nobody
appears able to dovieo a schein! by
wh'ol) the mortgage holdor may bo
made to hold up his end. The problem
is to on lol a In v which will compel the
m rig.ige bolder to pay upon his mort
gages and at th : 6nmo time prevent
Irin from shifting the binden back on
tho borrower, As a rule the banking
corporations aro taxed abundantly. It
is the private money leader who es
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Loaphart, 11 40
trnio, 1 I ?!(;
Balentine, II r>i
White Rock, 11 50
Hilton, 12 02 p in
Ohaplrt. 12 OD
Little Mountain, 12 1?
Sligbj 12 23
Prosperity, 13 32
Newberfy, 12 f?
Jalap'aj I to
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Kinards, 1 10
Goldville, 1 1 7
Clinton, 1 ?0
Park*, 1 42
Ar Laurecs, 1 50;
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Parks, 2 09
Clinton, 2 23
Goldvillo, 2 34
Kinards, 2 43
Gary, :i t'.i
Jala pa, 2 51
New bei ry, ?'> 10
Pf i perity, 3 24
Slighs, 9 34
Little Mountain, 0 30
Ohapin, 3 fti ?
Hilton, 3 67
White Hock, 101
Balentine, 1 07
Irmo, 4 17
Leaphsrt, 4 23
Ar. Columbia, 445
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CHAPTER IV. _
mus. si.vvpu's STOltY.
, ^ tit??t followed fbo
j t\ i Uluol: Upcfe Christmas wore
.< ujtxiods days and weary, but
I.-.'..".',? not for the brightest of* my
lifo would I change them now. for, as
nfier the burning lu ai or rocking storm
the dying day lies hctlutlfu| in the ten
dor glow of tho oyoulng, so these dtjya
have losl iheir weariness and lie bath
ed in a mlaly glory. The years (hat
bring us many ills and that pass so
storinfuliy over us beiir owny* witii
tluMu the ugliness, the weariness, the
pain. Ii;- t etc lit -; . 1:1 the beuuly,
tho swcolno! '. the rest, ihey leave tin*
touched, for Ihi'su are eternal. A a the
mountains, th'at n6ar fit hand Miami
Jagged and scarred, in ibo far distance
reposed in their soft robes of purple
ham ao the rough present fades into
the past, soft and sweet and beautiful.
1 have sei !,,\ ojf to rocnll Ibo pain
niitl anxiety of thoso days and nights
when we waited in feni' for the tuiii
ol* (ho fov< r, but I can only think of the
pntioiieo ami gentleness and coinage of
her who st< i! In side me, bearing uioro
than half my burden. And, while l can
see llie face of Leslie Graeme, glut lly
or Hushed, aiid leaf bit low moaning
or the broken v rds of his delirium, I
think chiefly Of the briglil face bending
over him and ol' the cool, linn, swift
moving hands lim I soothed and .smooth,
od and rented, and ibo voice, like tho
soft song of bird lu ibo .twilight, that
hover fuljod to I ring peace.
Mrs. Mav >r und I were lUueh togeth
er during those days, 1 made my home
in Mr. Qra^g's shuck, but most of my
time was Spent be Ido my friend. We
did not boo much of Craig, for he was
heart deep with the miners, laying
plans for the milking of the league the
following Thursday, ami, though he
Shared our anxiety tllld was ever
ready lo relieve us, Ids thought and
bis talk had mostly tu do with the
Mrs. Mayor's ovonings were glvon to
the miners, but her afternoons mostly
to Graeme and to inc. and then it was
1 saw another side of her character.
We would sit in her little dining room,
Where the pictures on the walls, (ho
quaint old silver and bits of curiously
cut glass all spokV of other ami dif
ferent days, and thenco we would roam
the world of literature and art. Keenly
sensitive to all the goOd and beautiful
iii these, she hid her favorites (UUOUg
the masters, for whom she was ready
to do battle, and when her argument,
instinct with fancy ami vivid imagina
tion, failed She swept away all oppos
ing opinion with the swift: rush of her
enthusiasm, so that, though 1 felt she
was beaten, I was left without words
to reply. Shakespeare and Tennyson
and Hums she loved, but not Shelley
or Byron or even Wordsworth, Brown
ing she knew not and therefore could
not rank him with her noblest three,
but when I read to her "A Death In
the pesort" and came lo tho noble
words at the end of the tale,
"For nil was as 1 say, and now tho man
Llea an ho onco lay, breast lo breast with
the light shone in her eyes, and she
said: "Oh, that Is good and great! 1
shall gof much out of bim. I had al
ways feared he was Impossible." And
"Paracelsus," too, stirred her. But
wlun I recited the thrilling fragment,
"?prosplce," on to that closing raptur
"Then a light, then thy breast?
Oh, thoy soul oi' my soul, I shall clasp
? And with Cod bo ilift rest!"
the red color faded from her cheek, her
breath came in a sob, and she rose
quickly ami passed out without a word.
Ever after Browning was among her
god;. Bill when we talked of music
she, adoring Wagner, soared upon the
Wings of the mighty "Taniihn.usor,"
far above, Into regions unknown, leav
ing mo to walk soberly with Beethoven
and Mendelssohn. Vet with all our
free, frank talk (hero was all the while
that in her gentle courtesy which kept
me from venturing Into any chamber
of lur life whose d< or she did. not set
freely open to me. So I vexed myself
about, her, ami whin .Mr. Cmlg return
ed the next day from the Landing,
Whore be had been for BOU10 days, my
Urs' questions were:
??Who Is Mrs. Muvor? And how, In
the name of all (hat is wonderful and
Unlikely, dues BllO < mo to be here?
And why dot.; she si;.., ':"
lie would not nns\v< r thru. Whet hei
lt was dial his mind was full of the
Cpmlllg struggle or whether ho" shrank
from the tale | know not. ? But that
night when we sal logv-lh.er beside Iiis
fire he told lUO the ;-?;< ly while 1 smok
ed. He was worn witli Ids long, hard
drive and with tho bunion of his work,
but as be Wd'it on with Ids t ili-, I ? '
Ipg into thy lire as lie I Id It, he ft I i
all his present weariness, and lived
again the Beetles ho painted for me.
This was his story:
"I remember woll my first right of
her as she Sprang from the front scat
of the Btagd to tin* ground, hardly
touching her husband's hand. She look
ed a mere girl, Let's see. five years
iiko?she couldn't have been a day 0VC1'
Iweidy-throe. BllO lookefd bandy twen
ty. Her swift glance swept over the
group of miners at the hotel door and
then rested on the mountains standing
In nil their autumn glory.
"I was proud of our mountains that
evening, Turning to bor husband, she
"'Ob, Lewis, nro (hey not grand and
"Every miner I ?sl his hear! then and
there, but all wailed lor Ahe. ibo.dl'lv?
?or, to give bin verdict bOfoiO venturing
nn opinion. Abe said nothing until lie
had taken a preliminary drink, and
(ben, calling all bauds lo Q|| up, 110
lifted bin glass high and ?nld solemnly:
" 'Boys, herd's (?> bei'.'
"Like a flash every ghtss was emp
tied; ami Abe rjafled out:
"'i-'iii her in? again, boys, roy tronll'
"He was evidently quite waked up.
Then ho began, with Solemn omphasls:
"'Boys, you bear me; she's :? Xo. I,
triple X, the pure (JtHll with a bead on
it; she's a' ?
"And for the first lime In bis Black
Rock history' Abe was stuck for a
Wdl'd. Some one ; n ? i -V I 'angel.'
^AngOlj; repelled Ahe, with Infinite
contempt.' 'Auuel be Plowed!' 1 para
pbias/? bore. 'Angels a.n't In (be Same
month with he ? I'd Hfco (., seo any
blanked nngel swIngNny ten in around'
tiit'in curves wiihoc.?i shiver.'
f :,; Ibe . h'Koir, AbeV asked
' W ' 1
?^??Liiiiiii ? Atuv
profanity expressive of his esteem for
the girl who had swung his team
round II)?' CUt'VOB, and tbo minors nod
ded to each other nnd winked their en
tire approval of Abo's performance,
for this was his specialty.
"Very decent follow, Abe, but his
tniu wouldn't print."
Hon? ?ralg paused, us if balancing
Abo'S virtues und vices.
"Well," I urged, "who is she?"
"Oh. yes," he said, recalling himself..
"She Is an Edinburgh youug lady; met
Lewis Ma vor, n youug Scotch-English'
nmn, In London, wealthy, good family
and nil that, but fust und going to
plOCCS at b um?. His people, who own
lor ."bares In theso mines here, as a
lai i tort send him out here to reform.
Curiously innocent Ideas those old
i ii try people have of the reforming
properties of this atmosphere. They
peed their young bloods hero to re
fi i lu re in this devil's campground,
whi te u man's lust Is his only law und
wlien, Crom sheer monotony, n man
mo l betake himself to the only ex
citement ofytho place, that offered by
tho buIoou. Good people in tho east
hold up holy hands of horror at these
godless miiieis, but I toll you It's ask
ing these boys a good denl to keep
straight and clean 111 a place like this.
1 lake my excitement in lighting the
devil and doing my work generally,
und that gives me enough, but these
p. ir chaps, hard worked, homeless, ,
with no break or change?God help
til in and me!" And his voice Bank
"Well." I persisted, "did Ma vor re
Again ho roused himself.
"Reform? Not exactly. In six
mouths be bad broken through all re
straint, :iiid, mind you. not the miners'
fault. Not a minor helped him down.
It was a sight to make angola woop
wln ii Mrs. Muvor would conic to the
sal.i door for her husband. Every
miner would vanish. They could not
look upon her shame, and they would
send Muvor forth In charge of Billy
Kreon, .1 queer little chap who had be
longed to the MnV01'8 in some way In
ih?? old country,and between them they
would uot him home. How she stood
it puzzles hie to this day, but she never
11,; de any sign, and her courage never
fulled. 11 was always a bright, brave,
proud face she hold up to the world,
except in church. There It was differ
ent. 1 used to preach my sermons, I
beiieve, mostly for her -but never so
that sic could suspect-us bravely and
as cheerily ns 1 could, und ns she Iis*
toned, and especially .'is she sung-how
?-lie used to sing in those days!?there
was no touch of pride in hot' face,
though the courage never died out, hut
appeal, appeal! I could have cursed
aloud the cause of her misery or wept
for the. pity of it. Boforo her baby
was born ho seemed to pull himself to
gethcr, for ho was qulto mad about
h r, and from the day the baby mine?
talk al out miracles!-from that day
he Iii vor drank a drop. She gave tho
baby over to him, and the baby simply
"He was n now man. He could not
drink whisky nnd kiss his baby. And
the miners?It wus really absurd if It
Were not so pal1.,elie. It was the first
baby in Block Rock, and they used to
crowd Mnvor'O shop and peep into the
room at the back < t Ii -1 forgot to toll
you that when be lost Ills position ns
nuiiuii er he opened n hardware shop,
ft i' his people chucked him, and he wus
too proud to write homo for money?
Jn> ! f< r a chance to bo asked in to Bee
the baby. I eine > upon Nixon standing
at the hack of the* shop after lie hud
pi 1:1 (lie baby for the Ill's! time, sub
bin r bard, and to my question he re
" 'Jt's Just like my own.'
"You can't understand this, but to
men who have lived so long in tho
mountains that they have forgotten
what a baby looks like, who have had
experience of humanity only in Its
rou fliest, foulest form, this little mite,
sweet nnd clean, was like. 1111 angel
fri b from heaven, the one Jink In all
that black camp that bound them to
what was purest and best in 'heir past.
'"And lo see the mother and her baby
bandle I he miners oh, it was nil beau
tiful beyond words! I shall never for
? '11 Hie shock 1 got one night when I
found Old Kickotts nursing the baby.
A drunken old boast ho was. but there
ho was, sitting, sober enough, making
extrnordinary faces at tho baby, who
was grabbing at his noso and w hiskers
and cooing In blissful delight. I'oor
Old Rlckctts looked ns it' be had been
cnughl stealing and, muttering some
thing about linving to go, gazed wildly
round for some place in which to lay
the baby, when in came the mother
saying in her own Bwect, frank way:
'Oh, Mr. Rlckctts' she didn't find out
till afterward his name was Shaw?
'would you mind keeping her just u Ut
ile longer? I shall bo back in a few
minutes.' And Old RlckCltS guessed
he could wait.
"Bui in six nioniiiK mother and baby
between them transformed old Hick
otls Into Mr, Shaw, lire boss of the
nil lies, and then, in the ovoillngs, w lien
.-he would be singing hoi' baby to
Sleep, the little Bliop wpuld lie full of
miners, listening In dead silence to the
I v. by songs and tho Kngllsh songs und
tho Sen; eh songs she poured forth
without stint, for she sung moro for
them Hum for her baby. No wonder
Ihoy adored her. She was no bright,
So gny, thhl sho brought light With her
when sh" went Into the camp, into tho
)';. . for : !i" went dow n (<> see the men
work, or into a sick miner's shack,
nnd many n man, lonely and sick for
homo or w ife or baby or mother, found
In that back room cheer and comfort
mid courage, und to many n poor
broken wretch that room became, ns
pno miner put it, 'the anteroom to
ben veil,' "
Mi. Ornig paused, nnd I wailed.
Thon im wont pu slowly;
"For a year und n half Hint wus tho
happiest home In nil the world till 0110
lie pul bin fneo In his hands nnd
"I don't tulnk I enn over forget tho
awful horror of that bright fall after
noon when old Rlckotts breath'
less to mo and gasped, '1 'omc, for tbo
dear Lord's sake!' und I rushed after
him. Al tho mouth of tho shaft lay
(hroo men dead. One was Lewis Ma
yor. Ho hod gone down to superintend
tho running of48 new drift. The tW/>
men, half drunk with Slavi'n's whisky,
pe; off a s-uot prematurely, to their
I own and Itfcvor'ii destruction, They
untouched. A minor was sponging off
the bloody froth oozing from his lips.
Tho others wore standing about wait
ing for mo to speak, but I could tlud
no word, for my heart was sick, think
ing, as they were, of the young moth
er and her baby waiting at home. So
I stood, looking stupidly from one to
tho other, trying to tlnd some reason,
coward that I was,*wky another should
bear tho news rather than I, and whllo
we stood there, looking at ono another
In fear, there broke upon us the sound
of a voice mounting high above tho
birch tops, singing:
" 'Will ye no' conic back again?
Will yo no' come buck again?
Better lo'i'd >?<< canna be,
Wilt yo no" come back again?'
"A strange terror seized us. Instinc
tively the men closed up in front of the
body and stood in silence. Nearer and
nearer came the clear, sweet voice,
ringing like a silver bell up tho steep:
" 'Sweet tho lav"rock's note and lang.
Ltltln' wildly ui) the glen,
fiat ay tue me In- Bings no saiiK.
Will yo no' come back again?'
"Before the verse was finished Old
Knkotts had dropped on his knees,
sobbing out brokenly, 'O God," O God,
have pity, have pity, have pity!' and
evory man took off his hat. And still
the voice came nearer, singing so
brightly the refrain:
" 'Will yo no' come back agula?'
"It became unbearable, old [ticketts
?prang suddenly to bis feet and, grip
ping me by the arm, said plteously:
" 'Oil, go to her! Vor heaven's sake,
go to her!'
"1 next remember standing in her
path and seeing her holding out her
hands full of red lilies, crying out:
"'Are they not lovelyV Lewis Is so
fond of iheml'
"With the promise of much liner ones
I turned her down a path toward the
river, talking I know not what folly
till her great eyes grew grave, then
anxious, and my tongue stammered
and became silent. Then, laying her
hand upon my arm, she said, with gen
" 'Tell me your trouble, Mr. Cralg,'
nnd 1 knew my agony had come, and 1
" 'Oh, If it were only mine!'
"Sin* turned quite white, ami, with
her deep eyes?you've noticed her eyes
?drawing tho truth out of mine, sho
" 'Is It mine, Mr. Cralg, and my bu
"I waited, thinking with what words
lo begin. She put one hand to her
ucart and with the other caught a little
poplar tree tkurt shivered under her
grasp and said, with white lips, but
even more gently:
" 'Tell mo.'
"I wondered nt my voice being so
steady as 1 said:
" 'Mrs. Mavor. God will help you and
your baby. There lias been an acci
dent, and it Is all over.'
"She was a miner's wife, ami (here
was no need for more. I could see the
pattern'of the sunlight falling through
the trees upon the grnss. I could hear
the murmur of the river and the cry of
the catbird 111 the bushes, but we seem
ed to bo in a strange ami unreal world.
Suddenly she stretched out her hands
to mo and with a little moan said:
" 'Take mo to hint.'
" 'Sit down for a moment or two,' I
" 'No, no; I am quite ready. See,' she
added quietly; 'I am quite strong.'
"1 set off by a short cut lending to
her home, hoping the men would bo
there ahead of us: but. passing me, she
walked swiftly through Hie tics, and
1 followed in fear. As we came near
tbo main path 1 heard the sound of
feet, and I tried to stop her, but she,
too. had heard and knew.
"'Oh, let lue go!" she said pitCOUSly.
'Vou need not fear.'
"And I had not the heart to stop her.
in a little opening among the pines we
met the bearers. When the men saw
her, they laid their burden gently down
upon the carpet of yellow pine needles,
and then, for they had the hearts of
true men in them, they went away into
the bushes and left her alone with the
dead. She went swiftly to his side,
making HO cry; but, kneeling beside
him, she stroked bis face and hands
and touched his curia with her lingers,
murmuring all the time soft words of
"'Ob, my darling, my bonny, bonny
darling, speak to mo! Will you not
speak to me just one little word'.' oh,
my love, my love, my heart's love!
Listen, my darling!'
"And she put her lips to ids ear,
Whispering, and then tho awful still
ness. Suddenly she lifted her head
and scanned his face, and then, glanc
ing round witli a wild surprise in her
eyes, she cried:
" 'Ho will not speak to me! Oh, lie
will not speak to me!'
"I signed to the men, and ns they
camo forward I wont to her and took
"'Oh,' she said, witli n wall in her
voice, 'lie will not speak to me!'
"The men were sobbing aloud. She
looked at them with wide open eyes
" 'Why are they weeping? Will ho
never speak to me again? Tell me,'
she insisted gently.
"The words were running through
"There's a land that Is fuller than dny,
und I said them over to her, holding
her hands firmly in mine. She gazed
ut mo ns If In u dream, and the light
slowly faded from her eyes as she
Raid, tonrlng her hands from mine and
waving thorn toward the mountains
and the woods:
" 'Rut never more here! Never more
"I believe In heaven and the other
life, but I confess that for a moment it
nil seemed shadowy beside the reality
of this warm, bright world, full of life
nnd love. Sho was very ill for 'vo
nights, and when the coffin was closed
a no.W! baby lay In the father's arms.
"She slowly came back to ilfe, but
there were no more songs. Tho miners
still come about her shop nnd talk to
her luiby nnd bring her their sorrows
nnd troubles; but, though she is nl
wnys gentle, nlmont tender, with them,
no man ever sn.vs 'Sing.' And that Is
why I am glad sho sang last week. It
will bo good for hot nnd good for
"Why does sho stay?" I asked.
"Mnvor's people wanted her to go to
them," he replied.
"They hove money?she told me
about it?hut her heart is in the grave
up there under the pines, nnd, besides,
sho hopes to do something for the min
ers, nnd she will not lenve them."
I am afraid I snorted n little Impa
tiently ns I said: "Nonsense! Why,
with her face and uinuner nnd voice
she could be anything sho liked In
Edinburgh or In London."
"And why Edinburgh or London?"
be asked coolly.
"Why?" I repeated a little hotly.
"You think this Is better?"
"Nazareth was good enough for the
Lord of Glory," he* answered, with a
smile none too-brl*ftit, i,ui it drew my
heart to him, and nly heat was gone.
"How long will sue stay?" tasked.
"Till ber work is/none," be replied.
".flsld .wtiou wijj that be?" t asked
"Whou Cod chooses," bo answered
gravely. "And don't you ever think
but 11 int It Is worth while. One value
of work Is not that crowds stare at it.
Head history, iuuu!"
Ho rose abruptly and began to walk
"And don't miss the whole moaning
of the life that lies at the foundation
of your religion. Yes," he added to
himself, "the work is worth doing,
worth even her doing."
I could not think so then, but tho
light of the alter years proved him
wiser than I. A man to see far must
Climb to some height, and I was too
much upon the plain in those days to
cateb even a glimpse of distant sunlit
uplands of triumphant achievement
that lie beyond the valley of self sac
[to de co&tinuep.]
Jill Stuffed Up
That's tho condition of many sufferon
from catarrh, especially in tho morning
Great difficulty is experienced in clear
ing the bead and thr >at.
No wonder catarrh causes headache,
impairs the taste, Bmell and bearing,
pollutes the breath, deranges the stom
ach and affects the appetite.
To euro catarrh, treatment must be
constitutional?alterative and tonic.
??I was afflicted with catarrh. I tooli
medicines of different kinds, giving each
a fair trial; but gradually grew worse until
I could hardly hear, taste or smell. I then
concluded to try Hood's Snrsaparllla, and
after taking live bottles I was cured and
have not bad any return of the disease
Blnco." EUOBNE FORBES, Lebanon, Kan.
Cures catarrh?it soothes ami strength"
ons tho mucous membrane and buildt
up the whole system.
Do you hold a Draft
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If you do call and we will
i be glad lo explain how you
can get a
Ask to sec our Art Portfolio.
For Four Cents you can get a
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Palmetto Drug Co.
Look for sign with the Tree.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take euro of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
in making, and if you halo your hay,
foddt r. outs, shucks etc., at the proper
time you not only save room and time,
but you save X\ per cent of the nutri
oious matter that ovaporatea when it Is
not haled. The
> Kyle Hay Press
tills a loiu' felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made. The opinion
sei ins to be unanimous that the KYLE
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press on tho market. It Is going to
the frdnt, already a great number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try il to bo pleased. It is eusy oper
ated by '1 men and I hor.-o. Ii is cheap,
durable, simple in construction und
easily mounted. It is tho only pross
that, c.m be mado or repaired on tho
farm, it has no casting to break and
c iuse Ion* delay. No other press has
this- advantage It is tho only press
that, the farmor c;ni afford to buy, it
pays for ltse;f out of the first crop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and bale bis hay at tho proper time.
A. L HI IDG ENS,
Laurcns,, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OE LAU KENS.
Hy virtue of the power given to me
ii a Trust. Deed, executed by W. T.
Putnam, on January 20th 1002, which
Deed is recorded In the office of the
lork of Court of Common Pleas, for
Lahrens County, in Hook D, at page
3?4, I will sell at public outcry, to tho
highest bidder, at Laurens C IL H. C,
[on Kalesday in February, Uioil, boing
the '2nd day of the month, during tho
legal hours for public sales, the follow
ing described tract of land:
All that tract situate In the County
and State abovo named, containing
lifly (-YJ) seven acres, more or loss,
bounded by lands of J. I). Owings,
Newton Dial, W. P. Pat-ton, .lohn L.
?lones and others, known as Clark
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and
balance on a credit of 12 months,' with
leave to purchaser to pay entire bid in
Cash, tlio credit portion to bo secured
by note of tho purchaser and a mort
gage of tho premises, and to bear in
terest from day of sale at oight por
cent, and if purchaser fails to comply
premises will be re-sold at his risk oil
same or somo subsequent salesday.
Purchaser to pay for deed and mort
gage, and for record ng mortgage.
C. 0, EKATIIKKSTONK,
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long* time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to ?
C. D. Harkbuale, Atty.,
Luurons, S. 0.
June 24th, 1902?3m.
I have opened a Restaurant in tho
Babb Huilding for WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and Eirst
class service assured. Meals, 2? cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Eresh
Oysters on hand.
on Harper Street.
Dr, W. II. DIAL,
No. 110 w. Main St. .
Special Attention Olren Women )
Office hours in the olty from 10 a. in;
to 4 p. m. 'Phone?Residence No. 44.
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THE CINTAUn COMPANY. riCVV YORK CITY.
4 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 ltf Can Tomatoes, 09
3 " " " 11
Brown Mule Tobacco, per lb., 29
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
Crowd this Week.
The progressive step marks her pathwaywith steady move
ment is fast coming to the front. Daring this week's festivities
many special attr ictions will be displayed.
W. G. Wik.m 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.
In Every House]
there is some article of furniture that would be
improved with a coat of
It gives a bright lustre to anything upon which
it is used. Fourteen beautiful tints and shade;;
See color card. It's economical. It will save
the old rocker that would otherwise be thrown
away as unsightly. Put up iu small packages.
for Furniture and Woodwork, etc,
for Buggies, Porch Furniture, etc.
SOLD BY - _
BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S, C,