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LAURENS, 8. C. Jan. 28, 1908.
Concerning the itfspensar j? *'
Signs are cropping out in the general
assembly that the administration of
thsttdjspensary law is beginning to
ar?T?^mlcion. Mr. T. Y. Williams,
who ha8%)on prominent as a Reformer,
and a friend of the dispensary, did not
hesitate lasbvweek to dtsouss the evil
.influence of the.system in politics ? and
bis language excited no surprise. There
: is no disposition on the part of Mr.
^WBHarf^o repeal tho law but, along
with many^ther honest and clear
headed men, he sees that the greatest
danger to the law lies in the reluctance
of its friends to correct its abuses. The
enemies of che dispensary at this time'
are those who insist ? hat-' Investigation
of its affairs implies attack upon it.
Whatever of merit the dispensary nay
have it will go wrong if it is not
Mr. Roosevelt, the president, gave a
reception at the White House one eve
ning last week and among the guests
were several negro men and women.
Thus Mr. Rooeeyelt makes It olear that
if a race issue is not forced in this
country it will not be his" fault. Mr.
Roosevelt may be (ntlrely^iqnest and
conscientious In his view,* Northern
men somotimes have notions in this
matter that Southern mon cannot pos
sibly understand, but he,*lll Inevita
bly find that his course will bring suf
fering to the negroes la the South.
The negroos, considered ast a race, are
greatly to be pitied. Theyfe.oannot be
allowed equalty in this oouutry and
those who attempt to force It are sim
ply piling up afflictions that must fall
upon their heads.
MUSICAL RECITAL A SUCCESS.
The Programme Below Evidence of a
Those who attended the musicale last
Friday night at Mrs. J. W. Todd's, given
to raise funds for a pipe organ for the
First Presbyterian Church, enjoyed a
rare treat. A difficult programme of
great merit was rendered. It was given
under tho direction of Mrs. W. E. Lu
cas, assisted by those who names appear
on tho programme below. Tho num
bers, instrumeutal and vocal, were
given in such a skillful and delightful
manner as to warrant only the highest
praise,?and too much cannot be said of
the excellence of tho proformance.
1. Piano Solo?"Pizzlcatl" . .Delibes
2, Vocal Solo?"The Forget-me-not
3 Piano Solo?Polonaise Op 26 Chapin
1 Vocal Solo-"The Flight of Ages"
hino Solo ?"Divertissement"
kSolo? "The Lonely Rose"
it, Harrisand Hughes,
Mra!?^"** a graUfyini
success, both financial anu 3001*1
Died In Alabama.
A few of the oldest people in Laurens
will recall tho gentleman referred to in
tho following paragraph from Tho Ab
beville Press and Banner:
"The Greenville, Alabama, Advocate
of tbo 7th instant, announces the death
of Addison F. Posey, aged 81 years. He
is, wo believe, the last of the Poseys
that used to 11 vo at Abbeville It was
his cousin, Ben Lane Posey, who
started the publication of the Indepen
dent Press, in 1853, which was after
wards consolidated with the Banner.
His brother B. V. Posey, left here, as
did the other Poseys, before the war.
Addison F. Posey, like his cousin, Ben
Lane Posey, wrote good English, and
his writings were entertaining in .a
Principles Made Sacred bj a Brother's
On the morning after the death of
Mr. Gonzales the following appeared I
at the bead of The State's editorial
columns, from the pen of bia elder
brother, the president of The State
"The knightly soul of the brave man,
loyal friend ami devoted brother whose
name has graced these columns since
the birth of The State 12 years ago has
crossed the river and the paths his
willing feet have trod shall know him
no more. But along their way*, from
the seed he sowed, flowers are bloom
ing and the air be loved to breathe,
the air of his native State, is sweet
with the inoense of his noble words and
?To die for his State, even by the
loathly hand that struck him down, was
sweet to him. During the four days of
mortal agony that followed his cruel
wounding no words save those of love
and sympathy for his bereaved kindred
passed his Hps. He died with his faoe
to God, a gentleman unafraid.
??With heavy hearts bis work la
taken up by those who loyed him well,
and in his name The State Is pledged
anew to the principles to whioh he gave
"Ambrose e. Gonzales."
FINDS WAY TO LIVE LONG.
The startling announcement of a Dis
covery that will surely lengthen life is
made by editor O. H. Downey, of Chu
rubusco, Ind. "I wish to state," he
writes, "that Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption is the most infal
lible remedy that I have ever known
for Coughs, Colds and Grip. It's in
valuable to people with weak lungs.
Having this wonderful medloine no one
ono need pneumonia or consumption.
Its relief is instant ?W euro certain."
HOOD BILL OFFERED.
Hon. R. A. Cooper has Introduced a
bill in the house of representatives pro
viding for the relndexing of the re
cords in the Clerk's office of Laurens
Count/. This was recommended by
the grand jury last yoar and also by
the Laurens Bar Association. Of course
the bill should pass. The relndexing
is necessary. At present it is impossi
ble for one who examines a title to land
in ffiis office to be absolutely sure of its
somhlness. Consequently many buyers
of tfnd take a slight risk?very slight
indSod?but yet a risk. Borne day or
oarer Innocent purchasers will lose
The relndexing will cost a little
money but It is a necessity,?not a lux
ury. ' t
TRAIN HAND INJURED.
Preparation to Heinde* Record of
Accident Occurred Last Wednesday
John Anderson, colored, of Coronaca,
S. C, an employee of the Charleston &
Western Carolina Railway, was run
over by a shifting train in the railroads
last Wednesday afternoon and had his
foot mashed so badly that it had to be
amputated. Dr. R. E. Hughes, the
railroad's surgeon, performed the
operation, taking off the injured mem
ber just abQvo the ankle.
Mr. D^JbJ Compton of this place and
Miss J?lolse Selbert, formerly of this
place/ but now of the Mt. Gallagher
section, were married on the 18th inst ,
Rev. S. W. Henry officiating. All join
in wishing for them a happy wedded
The farmer* have done very little
work on their farms as yet. Very little
wheat has been sown up to this time.
Some hope to sow yet. Good crop of
oats have been sown, all of which looks
Your correspondent was in Honea
Path yesterday when the sad nows
came of the death of Editor Gonzales.
It seemed to cast a gloom over the
town, as he was held in high esteem at
The school at this plaoe is progress
ing finely under Miss Alice Ferguson
as teacher. We have the largest num
ber of pupils enrolled we have had In
several years and perfect satisfaction
given up to this time.
Mrs. E. G. Mitchell comes up with
another mammoth turnip, this one
weighing 24 pounds in the rough and
10 pounds after being trimmed and
ready for market.
Cotton seed are bringing fancy prices
at this time, 31 and 32 cents per bushel.
Farmers are taking advantagefof the
rise and are putting their seed on the
Prof. J. C. Cork of Rook Hill visited,
at this place and at the Wares Shoals
sometime ago. He is well pleased
with the outlook at the Shoals so much
that he is going to build teveral houses
on his farm there at once. Prof. Cork
was raised at the Shoals.
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kidneys. Just the medicine for old
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blood. Druggists, $1 per large bottle,
with directions for home cure. Sample
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Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describe trou
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sent In sealed letterr. B. B. B. Is es
pecially advised for chronic, deep
seated oases of impure blood and akin
disease, and cures after all elie fails
Sold in Laurens by B. F. Pos*y.
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Best for the "Sunny South,"
because they are specially grown
and selected with a full knowledgo
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Bowing of all the different vege
blee enables us to know the very
best, and to offer seeds that will
give pleasure, satisfaction ami
profit to all who plant them.
Wood's New Seed Book for 1903
(Mailed on request) is full of good
things, and gives the most reliable
information about all seeds, both
for the Farm and Garden.
T. W. WOOD & 80N8,
Seedsmen, Ricrunond, Va,
WOOD'S 8KKD BOOK also tolls all
?boat Orate and C!ov?r Beeil,
Seed Potatoes, and all
Write for Seed Heek and prloss of any
Farm Seeds required. .
Johnsone, Welch & To4fr,
Will Practice in all Cour??, State and
Federal. Office, Law Rang?.
LAUR?N8, S. O,
Loans on Real Estate
For a series of yean at 8 per cent;
straight interest] negotiated. Basil,
what land is assessed for taxation.?
TVRQXIHOVI & FJCATHKB6TONK.
a new law fib*.
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for the praotlce
of law In the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
attend to all business ep.
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TIMS MARINO Oy THK I.KAOUK. <
|HURSDAT morning fonai
Cralg anxious, even gloomy,
but with fight In every line of
his face. I tried to cheer him
in my clumsy way by chaffing him
?bout his league, but he did not blaze
np, as be often did. It was a thing too
near his heart for that. He only shrank
a little from my stupid chaff and said:
"Don't, old chap. This is a good deal
to me. I've tried for two years to get
this, and if It falls through now I shall
find It hard to bear."
Then I repented my light words and
ssid: "Why, the thing will go sure
enough. After that scene In the church
they won't go baok."
"Poor fellows!" ho said, as If to him
self. "Whisky is about the only excite
ment they have, and they find it protty
tough to give it up, nnd a lot of tho
men are against tbo totr>' abstinence
Idea. It seems rot to tin '
"It is pretty steep," I said. "Can't
you do without it?"
"No; I fear not. There Is nothing else
for it. Some of them talk of compro
mise. They want to quit the saloon
and drink quietly In their shacks. The
moderate drinker may have his place
In other countries, though I can't sec
it. I haven't thought that out, but here
the only safe man is tho man t?\w quits
It dead and fights It straight. 'Anything
else is sheerest humbug and nonsense."
I had not gone in much for total ab
stinence up to this time, chiefly becnuso
Us advocates seemed for the most part
to be somewhat 111 balanced, but as I
listened to Cralg I began to feel that
perhaps there was a total abstlnenco
side to the temperance question, and,
as to Black ltock, I could sco how it
must be one thing or the other.
We found Mrs. Mavor brave and
bright. She.shared Mr. Cralg's anxie
ty, but not bis gloom. Her courage
was of that serene kind that refuses
to believe defeat possible and lifts tho
spirit Into the triumph of final victory.
Through tho past week she bad been
carefully disposing her forces and win
ning recruits, and yet she never seemed
to urge or persuade the men. But as
evening after evening the miners drop
ped into the cozy room down stairs
with her talk and her songs she charm
ed them till they were wholly hers.
She took for granted their loyalty,
trusted them utterly nnd so made it
difficult for them to be other than true
That night Mrs. Mavor's large storo
room, which had been fitted up with
seats, was crowded with miners when
Mr. Cralg nnd I entered.
After a glance over the crowd Cralg
said: "There's the manager. That
means war." And I saw a tall man,
very fair, whose chin fell away to the
vanishing point and whose hair was
parted in the middle, talking to Mrs.
Mavor. She was drcsBed In some rich,
soft stuff that became her well. She
was looking beautiful as ever, hut
there was something quite new in her
manner. Her air of good fellowship
was gone, and she was tho high bred
lady, whose gentle dignity and sweet
grace, while very winning, made fa
The manager was doing his best and
appeared to be well pleased with him
"She'll get him if any one can. I
failed," said Cralg.
I stood looking at the men, and a fine
lot of fellows they were. Free, easy,
bold In their bearing, they gave no
que'nt glances toward Mrs. Mavor I
could see they wero always conscious
of her presence. No men aro so truly
gentle as nrc the westerners in the
presence of .1 good woman. They wero
evidently of all classes and ranks orig
inally, but now and in this country of
real measurements they ranked sim
ply according to the "man" In them.
"See that handsome young chap of
dissipated appearance?" said Cralg.
"That's Vernon Wlnton, an Oxford
graduate, blue blood, awfully plucky,
but. quite gone. When he gets repent
ant, Instead of shooting hlmsolf be
comes to Mrs, Mavor. Fact.1
"From Oxford university to Black
Rock mining camp is something of a
step," I replied,
"That queer looking little chap in tbo
corner is Billy Brcen. How in the
world has be got here?" went on Mr.
Queer looking he was?a little man,
with a small head set on heavy, square
?boulders; long arms, and huge hands
that sprawled all over his body; alto
gether a most ungainly specimen of hu
By this time Mrs. Mavor bad finished
with tbo manager nnd was In the cen
ter of n group of miners. Her grand
air was all gone, and she was their
comrade, their friend, one of them
selves. Nor did she assume the role
of entertainer, but rather did she, with
half shy air, cast herself upon their
chivalry, nnd they wero too truly gen
tlemen to fall her. It is hard to make
western men, nnd especially old tim
ers,, talk. But this gift was hers, and
tt stirred my admiration to seo her
draw, on a gri*z)ed vqteran to tell h w,
twenty years ago, he had crossed .1??
Great Divide and had seen and done
what no longer fell to men to see or
do In these new days. And so she won
the old timer. But It was beautiful to
see the Innocent guile with which she
caught Billy Brcen nnd drow him to
her corner near the organ. What she
was saying I knew not, but poor Billy
was protesting, waving his big hands.
The meeting came to order, with
Shaw In the chair and the handsome
young Oxford man secretory. Shaw
stated tho object of the meeting in n
few halting words, but when be came
to apeak of the pleasure he nnd nil
felt in being togother lu that rooui hi ;
words flowed In a stream, warm and
full. Then there was a pause, and Mr.
Cralg was called, but he knew better
than to speak at that point. Finally
Nixon roso hesitatingly, but as bo
canght a bright smile from Mrs. Fa
vor be straightened himself as if for a
"I ntn't no good at ipnV'n' speeches,"
be began, "but it aln'c speeches we
want. We've got somotbih' to do, and
what we want to know Is how to do It.
to be right plain, we want to
how to drive this cursed whisky
t of Black Rock. )rou all know what
tk doln' for us, atJpast for some of us,
and It's time to wop tt now, or for
q?lL I hear soine talk of a league, nod
wbnt I say Is If It's a league out und
out against whisky, a total abstinence
right to the ground, then I'm with It.
That's my talk. I move we make that
kind of a league."
Nixon snt down amid cheers and a
chorus of remarks: "Good muni"
?'That's the talk!" "Stay with It!" But
he waited for the smile and the glance
that came to him from the beautiful
face In the corner, and with that be
Again there was silence. Then the
secretary rose, with a slight flush upon
his handsome, delicate fnce, and sec
onded the motion. If they would par
don a personal reference, he would
give them his reasons. Ho had come
to this country to mnko his fortune.
Now he was anxious to make enough
to enable him to go home with some
degree of honor. Ills home held every
thing that was dear to him. Between
him and that home, between him and
all that was good and beautiful and
honorable, stood whisky. "I'm asham
ed to confess," and the flush deepened
on his cheek and his lips grew thin
ner, "that I feel the need of some such
league." His handsome face, his per
fect style of address, learned possibly
In the Union, but, moro than all, his
show of nerve, for these men knew
lH)w to value that, made a strong Im
pression on his audience, but there
were no following cheers.
Mr. Craig appeared hopeful, but on
Mrs. Mavor'8 face there was a look of
wistful, tender pity, for she knew how
much the words had cost the lad.
Then up rose a sturdy, hard featured
man, with a bur in his voice that pro
claimed his birth. Ills name was
George Crawford, I afterward learned,
but every one called him Geordlc. Ho
W08 a character In his way, fond of
his glass; but, though ho was never
known to refuse a drink, he was never
known to be drunk. He took his drink,
for the most part, with broad and
cheese In his own shack or with a
friend or two In a sober, respectable
way, but never could bo Induced to
Join the wild carousals In Slnvln's sa
loon. He made the highest wages, but
wns far too true a Scot to spend his
money recklessly. Every one waited
eagerly to hear Gcordie's mind. He
spoke solemnly, as belllted a Scotsman
expressing a deliberate opinion, and
carefully, as If choosing his best Eng
lish, for when Geordlc became excit
ed no one in Black Bock could under
"Mulstor Chalrmon," said Geordle,
"I'm aye for temperance In a' things."
There was a shout of laughter, at
which Geordle gazed round In pained
surpi ise. "I'll no' deny," ho went on
In an explanatory tone, "that I tak ma
moruiii' an' maybe a nip at noon on' a
wee drap alftcr wark In the cvemu'
an' whiles a sip o' toddy wP a freeu
the civil Id nichts, but I'm no' a guz
zler, an' I dlnnn gang In wl' the loons
flingin' a hoot guld money."
"And that's thruc for ye, me bye," In
terrupted a rich Irish brogue, to the
delight of the crowd and the amaze
ment of Geordle. who went calmly on:
"An' I canna bide yon snloon whaur
they sell sic awfu'-llke stuff?It's malr
like lye nor guld whisky?an' whaur
ye're never sure o' yer rieht change.
It's an awfu'-llke place. Man," nnd
Gcordlo begnn to warm up, "yo can
Julst smell the sulphur when ye gang
In. But I dlnnn caro aboot the tem
perance Bocceities, wl' their pledges an'
o' guld Glenllvct h?mo wl' him. I can
na hide the teetotal buddies."
Geordie's speech was followed by
loud applause, partly appreciative of
Geordle himself, but largely sympa
thetic with his position.
Two or threo men followed In the
same strain, advocating a league for
mutual Improvement nnd social pur
poses, but without tho teetotal pledge.
They were against tho saloon, but did
not sec why they should not take a
drink now and then.
Finally the manager rose to support
his "friend, Mistah?ah-Cwafoad," rid
iculing tho idea of a total abstinence
pledge as fanatical and indeed "ab- ,
suad." l to was opposed to the saloon
and would like to see a club formed,
with a comfortablo clubroom, books,
magazines, pictures, games, anything,
"dontcherknow, to make tho tlmo pass
pleasantly," but It wbb "absuad to ask
men to abstain fwom a pwopah use of
? aw ? nouwishlng dwlnks" because
somo men mado beasts of themselves.
Ho concluded by offering $50 toward
the support of such a club.
The current of feeling was setting
strongly against the total abstinence
Idea, and Cralg's face was hard, and
his eyes gleamed like coals. Then be
did n bit of generalship. Be proposed
that since they had the two plans
clearly before them they should tako
a few minutes' Intermission in which
to make up their minds, and ho war
sure they would be glad to havo Mrs,
Mavor slug. In tho'interval tho men
talked In groups, eagerly, even fiercely,
hampered seriously In tho forceful ex
pression of their opinions by the pres
ence of Mrs. Mavor, who glided from
group to group, dropping a word hore
and a smllo there. Sho reminded me of
a general riding along tho ranks, brac
ing his men for the coming battle. She
paused besido Geordle, spoke earnestly
for n few moments, while Qeordie
guzed solemnly at her, and then she
camo back to Billy In the corner near
mo. What sho was saying I could not
bear, but poor Billy wns protesting,
spreading bis hands out aimlessly be
fore him, bnt gazing at her the while
in dumb admiration. Then she came to
"Poor Billyl He was good to my
husband," she said softly, "and he has
a good heart"
"He's not much to look at," I could
not help saying.
"The oyster hides its pearl," she an
swered, n little reproachfully.
"Tbo shell Is apparent enough," I re
plied, for tho mischief was Iii me.
"Ah, yes," sho repllod softly, "but It
|S tho pearl we love."
J moved ovpr besido Billy, whose
ey?s were following. Mrs. Mavor na she
wont to speak to Mr. Cratg.
"Well," I said, "you all seem to have
a high opinion of her."
"An 'igh hopinlonl" ho replied in
deep scorn. "An Mgb hoplnion, you
"What wjjuld you cull It?" I asked;
1r5be seems very nice," I said Indif
lie drew bis eyes away fron? Mrs.
Mavor and gnvo attention to nio for
tbo first time.
"Nice!" bo repeated, with flno con
tempt, nnd then bo added Impressive
ly, "Them as don't know shouldn't say
"You are right" I answered earnest
ly, "and I am quite of your opinion."
lie gave me a quick glance out of his
little, deepset, dark blue eyes nnd open
ed his heart to me. Ho told mo lu his
quaint speech how again and again
she bad taken him in and uursed him
and encouraged him nnd sent him out
with a now heart for his battle until,
for very shame's sako at his own inis
crnblo weakness, ho had kept out of
her way for many months, going stead
"Now, 01 hain't got no grip, but when
she says to me tonight, snys she, 'Oh,
BUly'?she calls ? nie Hilly to myself"
(this with a touch of prltle) ?" 'oh,
Hilly,' says she, 'wo must 'uvo a total
hnbstlnenco league tonight, and Oi
want you to 'elp!' and she keep's a-look
in' at mo with those heyes o' hern till,
if you believe me, sir," lowering his
voice to an emphatic whisper, "though
Ol knowed 01 couldn't 'elp none, nforo
Ol knowed Ol promised 'er 01 would.
It's 'or heyes. When them heyes snys
'do,' hup you steps and 'does.' "
I remember my first look Into her
eyes, and 1 could quite understand
Billy's submission. Just ns she began
to sing I went over to Geordie and took
my sent beside him. Sho began with
an English slumber song, "Sloop, Ba
by, Sleep," one of Harry Cornwall's, I
think, nnd then sang n love song with
the refrain, "Lovo once again," but no
thrills came to me, and I begnn to won
der if her spell over me was broken.
Geordie, who had been listening some
what indifferently, encouraged mo,
however, by 6aylng: "She's just plttlu'
afT time with the feckless sangs. Man,
there's y/ie grup till them." Hut when,
after a few minutes' pause, sho began
"My Aln Fireside" Geordie gave n
sigh of satisfaction, "Aye, that's some
thin' like," and when sho finished tho
first vereo he gave mo n dig In tho ribs
with his elbow that took my breath
awny, saying In n whisper, "Man, hear
till von, wull ye?" Aud again I found
tho spell upon me. It was not the
voice, after all, but tho great soul be
.bfcid, that thrilled nnd compelled. She
Was seeing, feeling, living, what sho
snug, aud her volec showed us her
heart Tho cozy fireside, with Us bon
ny, blithe blink, where no caro could
abide, but only pence nnd lovo, was
vividly present to her, and as sho sang
we saw it too. When sho came to the
"When I draw In my stool
On my cozy liearthstnno,
My heart loups sae licht
I scarce ken't for my aln,"
there was a feeling of tears In the flow
ing song, nnd wo knew the words had
brought her n picture of tho fireside
that would always seem empty. I felt
tho tears in my eyes, and, wondering
at myself, I cast a stealthy glance at
the men about me, nnd I saw that they,
too, were looking through their hearts'
windows upon flresii'cs aud inglo nooks
that gleamed from far.
And then sho sang "Tho Auld Hoose,"
and Geordie, giving mo another poke,
said, "That's my ain sang," and when
I asked him what ho meant ho whis
pered fiercely, "Wheesht, mon!" nnd 1
did, for his faco looked dangerous.
In a pause between tho verses I heard
Geordie saying to himself, "Aye, I maun
gle It up, I doot,"
"What?" I ventured.
"Nncthln' uva." And then ho added
Impatiently, "Mon, but yo'ro nn ln
qucesltlvo huddle," after which I sub
sided into silence.
Immediately upon the meeting being
called to order Mr. Cralg made his
speech, nnd it was a flno bit of work.
Beginning with a clear statement of
tho object In view, be set In contrast
the two kinds of leagues proposed?one
a league of men who would take whis
ky in moderation, tho other a league of
men who wero pledged to drink none
Thcro was no long argument, but ho
spoke nt white heat, and as he appeal
eel to tho men to think, each not of
himself alone, but of the others ns well,
tho yearning born of bis long months
of dcslro and toll vibrated In bis voice
and reached to tho heart Many men
looked uncomfortable and uncertain,
and even tho manager looked none too
At this crlticnl moment tho crowd got
a Bhock. Billy Brcen shuOlcd out to
the front nnd, In a voice shaking with
nervousness and emotion, began to
speak, his large, coarso hands wander
ing tremulously about:
"01 baln't no bloomln' tempcranco
horator, and mayhap 01 hain't no right
to speak 'ere; but 01 got somcthln' to
snlgb, and Oi'm n-goln' to salgh it
"Parson, 'e says, Ts it wlsky or no
wlsky in this 'ero club?' If ye hask
me, wich yo don't, then no wlsky, says
01, and If ye bask why, look at met
Onco .01 could mine move coal than
hany man In the camp; now Ol baln't
fit to be a sorter. Onco Ol 'ad some
prldo and hambition; now Oi 'angs
round n-wnltln' for some one to salgh,
"Eire, Billy, 'avo summat.' Onoo 01
thado good palgh and sent it 'onto reg
ular to my poor old mother. She's in
the wukus now, she Is. Oi hain't sent
'cr hany for a year and a 'alf, Once
Billy was a good fellow and 'ad plenty
O* friends; now Slav In 'Isself kicks un
hout, 'e does. Why? Why?" His
voice rose to n shriek. "Because when
Billy 'ad money In 'Is pocket he very
man In this bloomln' camp ns meets
un at hevery corner says, ' 'Kilo, Billy,
wat'll yo 'ave?' And there's wlsky at
Slavln's, and there's wlsky in tho
shacks, and' hevery 'ollday nnd hevery
Sunday there's wlsky, and w'eu yo
feel bad It's wlsky, and w'eu yo feel
good It's wlsky, and heverywhere find
always It's wlsky, wlsky, wlsky | And
now ye're golp' tQ stop It, and 'owl
Tho, manager, 'o says plcters and mag
azines. 'K takes Ms wine and Ms beer
like a gentleman, 'o docs, and 'e don't
'ave no use for Billy Brcen. Billy,
s a beast, and tho manager, 'o kicks
un bout But supposln' Billy wants
to stop bcln' a beast and starts a-tryln'
to be a man again, and w'en 'o gets
good an' dry along comes some un
and says, ''Kilo, Billy, 'ave a smile?' It
hain't plcters nor magazines 'ud stop
lie then. Plcters and pmgaBtncsl
Gawd 'elp the man ns hain't nothlnk
but plcters and magazines to 'elp un
w'en 'e's got a devil blnsldo and a dov
U houtslde a-shovin' and a-drawin' of
tin down to 'ell. And that's w*cro Oi'm
a-goin' straight, and yer bloomln'
league, wlsky or no wlsky, can't 'elp
me. But," and ho lifted his trembling
hands above his head, "If yp stop the
Wlsky a-flowln' round this camp ye'll
?top some o* these lads that's a-follow
In' me 'aid. Yes, yon, and you, and
you I" And his Voice rose to a wild
?cream as bo shook a trembling finger
at one and nnothsr.
"Mon, Ifs fnlrl growsomo tae hoar
h!t5," said Qcordic, "T^o no' canqy."
And, reaching oft fo? Hilly as he went
?tombllu* pasU/ne pulled him tkmn t?
i kfii mm?4?.' ?SM Am*
lad; Bit doon. We'll mnk a mon o' y?
y?t." Then he rose and, using many
r's, snld, "Malster Chalrtnon, ?' doot
we'll juist hae to gle it up."
"Give It up?" called out Nixon, "air*
up tho league?"
"Na, no. lad, but juist the wee drap
whusky. it's nae that guld onyway.
and it's a tcrrlblo price. Mon, gin ye
gang tae Henderson's in Buchanan
street, in Gteska, yo ken, ye'll get matr
for three an' saxpence than ye wull at
Slavln's for $5. an' It'll no' pit ye mad
like you stuff, but It gangs doon smooth
an* saft-llke. But." regretfully, "ye'll
no' can get It here, au' I'm tblukin' 111
Juist sign yon teetotal thing." And up
he strode to tho table and put his name
down In the book Crnig bad ready.
Then to Bilry lie said: "Come awa, ladl
Pit yer name doon, an' we'll stau* by
Poor Billy looked around helplessly,
his nerve all gone, and sat still. There
was a swift rustle of garments, and
Mrs. Mavor was beside hlra and, In A
voice that only Billy and I could hear,
"Yon'll sign with me, Blriy?"
Billy gazed at Ivor with a hopeless
look in his eyes and shook bis little
head. Sho leaned slightly toward him,
smiling brightly, nnd. touching his arm
"Come. Billy: there's no fear," and In
n lower voice, "God will help you."
As Billy went up. following Mrs. Ma
vor close, a hush fell on the men until
he had put his name to the pledge.
Then they came up, man by man, and
signed. But Cralg sat with his head
down till I touched his shoulder. lie
took my hand and held It fast, saying
over and over, Under his breath:
"Thank God! Thank God!"
And so the league was made.
[to hk coimmjED.l
In the fingers, toes, arms, and other
parts of the body, are joints that are
inflamed and swollen by rheumatism?
that acid condition of tlie blood which
nffects the muscles also.
Sufferers dread to move, especially
after sitting or lying long, and their
condition is commonly woree in wet
"It has boon a long lime since we have
been without Hood's Sarsaparille. My
father thinks lie could not do without it.
He has been troubled with rheumatism
since lie wns a boy, nnd IIood'8 Snrsapa
rllln Is the only medicine he can toko that
will ennble him to tnko his place In the
Hold." Mibs Ada DotY, Sidney, Iowa.
Remove the cause of rheumatism?no
outward application can. Take them.
Do you hold a Draft
on us for a THIMBLE?
If you do call and we will
be glad to explain how you
can get a
Ask to see our Art Portfolio.
For Four Cents you can get a
Visit our store and we will be
Palmetto Drug Co.
-.Lank .for ftirrn wit Vi the Tree.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers tako care of what you make.
There is as mr.oh in saving ae there is
in making, and if you halo your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at tho proper
time you not only save room and time,
but you puvo 33 per cent of the nutri
oiou8 mat ter that evaporates when it is
not baled. Tho
Kyle Hay Press
Oils a lone felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made, The opinion
seems to be unanimous that the KYLE
HAY PRESS iu unexcelled by any
press on tho market. It Is going to
the front, already a great number of
them have been Bold, you only need to
try it to bo pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horse. It is cheap,
durable, slmplo in construction and
easily mounted. It is the only press
that can be mode or repaired on the
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It Is tho only press
that tho (armor oan afford to buy, It
pays for ftse.f out of the first orop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and bale bis hay at tho proper time.
A. L. HUDGRNS,
Laurens, S. C.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Ry virtue of the power given to me
in a Trust Deed, executed by W. T.
Putnam, on January 20th 1002, which
Deed is recorded In the office of the
t lork of Court of Common Pleas, for
Laurons County, in Book 0, at page
344, I will sell at public outcry, to the
highest bidder, At Laurens 0. H. 8. O,
on Milesday in February, 1003, being
the 2nd day of tho month, during the
logal hours for publlo sales, the follow
ing described traot of land: *
All that traot situate in the County
and State above namod, containing
fifty (57) seven aores, more or less,
bounded by lands of J. D. Owlngs,
Nowton Dial, W. P. Patton, John L.
Jonos and others, known ss Clark
Terms of Sale: Ono-half cash and
balnnoo on a cedit <>l 12 months, with
leave to purohaser to pay entire bid in
oash, the credit portion to be secured
by note of tho purchaser and a mort
gage of the premises, and to bear In
terest from day of sale at eight per
cent, and If purchaser falls to comply
premises will bo re-sold at his risk on
fame or some subsequent salesday.
Purchaser to pay for deed and mort
gage, and for rocord'ng mortgage.
0. 0. Feathbkstone,
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
CD. SaiucsdaLk, Atty.,
Laurens, ?. 0.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought* and which lias been,
iu uso for over 30 years* has horn? tho signature of
- and has heon niado under his per
j?J&Jfyj*~J?~', sonal supervision sinco its infancy.
**uzf7X /-GUcAwi Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-goort " are but
Expcrimcnts that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR!A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. 10
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Navcotio
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nnd allays Foverislmcss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Toothing Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bear? the Signature of
The KM You toe Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CINTAUn COMPANY, TT MUM1AV STRICT, NEW Von? CITY.
a mill-end sale
-ON i itti
Cash Bargain Store.
19 lbs Granulated Sugar, $1.00
10 " Extra Coffee, i.oo
9 44 Best coffee, i.oo
Arm & Hammer Soda, i lb pkgs, 04
Celluloid Starch, pkgs. 04
Star Lye The Box, 04 and 08
2 lb Can Tomatoes, 00
3 44 44 44 11
Brown Mule Tobacco, per lb., 29
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
^?~]3I^ ~- ^
Crowd this Week.
Laurens Awakened! ?
The progressive step marks her pith way with steady move
ment is fast coming to the front. Daring this week's festivities
many special attr ictions will be displayed.
W. G. WiU m dr Co. will oiler 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. Tiie.se'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 shades
See color card. It's economical. It will save
the old rocker that would otherwise be thrown
away as unsightly. Put up in small packages.
for Furniture and Woodwork, etc.
for Buggies, Porch Furniture, etc.
sold by -
BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S, C,