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LAUBENS. 8. C, Feb. 11, 19?8.
AS SEEN IN COLUMBIA.
saassssaas saasa etssss &sa?
Columuia, Feb. 0.?When the general
[assembly is in session Columbia is a
' great place. Tbe town is not without in
[ terest at any time?it is a lively, bright ]
1 and working South Carolina town with
a population of good people. Native
Columbians are uncommon creatures.
1 suppose not more than a tenth of the
^ people w ho live here were born here.
But they are all South Carolinians and
one may - find "home-folks" at every
turn. One cannot bo lonely in Colum
But while tho general assembly is in
session one sees whatever the state
possesses in the line of human pro
ducts. Tbe hotels are full of samples
of men from Ooonce and Horry and
Beaufort and Lancaster and all the
Other counties. Mostly they are good
people and I do not wonder that a
young man likes to be eleoted to the
legislature, to come here and mlnglo
with and learn to know his fellow citi
For eight years I have not been in Co
lumbia for any length of time. In tbe
early nineties I was a reporter here and
I knew the general assembly rather
well and all the politicians and public
men were familiar figures. The change |
that has come about in this brief period
is striking. Not only have the men
who were leaders of the old Conserva
tive faction for the most passed away
or dropped out of politics but even the
majority of the men conspicuous among
the Reformers in that day, the men
who wero the captains and lieutenants
under 13. R. Tillman's lead are no]
, longer in sight. It is a new genera
tion. The boys of 1802 are the settled,
middle-aged men of today and many of
them are gray heads now,
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Mauldin of
Greenville is a membT of the lower
house. How far, far away in the dis
tance it seems when he was elected to |
the second place on tbe ticket with
Governor Hugh 8. Thompson I And if
that time seems distant, how more
faint is the picture of the day, the
great historic "Hampton Day" in '70
when with "Bunch" McBee he rode
from Greenville with 100 "Red 8hirts"
to swell the determined legions of Lau
rens Democrats l His years sit lightly
upon him. He is tho same strong, vig
orous--, bard-headed and full under
standing man that he was in those
days. And he is a man whose intel
lectual force has never been appre
ciated in South Carolina.
John 0. Sheppard, ex-governor so |
long that one scarcely thinks of him as
having been the chief magistrate of
the state, is senator from Edgefield
and ht is the man whom "our crowd'
nominated for governor in 1892 and
.who so ably led our 82,000 In the hope
less struggle against Capt. Tillmnn. He
entered public life in 1878 when his
t boyhood had not passed and ho is still
in the prime of life and activity.
But the old leaders are few. When
General Butler came here two weeks I
ago to speak at the memorial service to
General Hompton it was like a visit
fr?nt one of ano^er generation. Yet
General Butler v..a esc of the very
youngest of the general ofllcers of the
Confederacy. He was and Is one of the
princeliest men in appearance of all
Americans but?but the years, relent
less, oruel years?they have left their
mark. The time was that his word was
worth 10,000 mod in South Carolina but
~?^metlfthcTes'and dangers and need are
past and long since we, we people of
South Carolina, we eon9 of Confederate
veterans, abandoned bim because we
valued mere highly another type
Of statesmanship. The people are
sovereign, "t^o voice of the people is
the voice of God"? and let tbem rule.
The time was, and since the War,wben
Robert ?. Lee, had he been alive and
a citizen of South Carolina, could not
have been eleoted a member of the leg*
Comparatively, and remembering
tho more recent birth of the Reform
fection, the survivors are even less
numerous. In tbe general assembly
are many original Reformers,it is true,
but as a rule they were not even in the
second class when Irby, Talbert, Tim
merman, MoLaurln, Evans, Farley
'Buchanan, the two Popes and Town
send were in the saddle.
W. W. B.
SUSPENDED THE CONSTABLE.
Caulfleld Shot a Horse In Charleston
As a result of complaiot to Governor
Heyward regarding the conduot of
Constable CaulQold in Charleston last
week tho governor has suspended the
constable until a full investigation has
Caulfleld attempted to stop a deliv
ery wagon of Hottilo Brothers for the
purpose of searching it for contraband
whiskey and when the driver refused
to pull up, he shot the horse. Caul
field claims that the drive** attempted
to run over him, but the police of Char
leston, who are investigating tho shoot
ing, claim that the constable shot with
out provocation or warning.
One was pale' and sallow and tbe
Other-fresh and rosy. Whence the dif
ference^ She who is blushing with
health uses Dr. King's New Life Pills
to maintain it. By gentry arousing
tbe organs they compel good digestion
and head off constipation. Only 20
cents at Lour ens Drug Co. and Pal
LTHROUtiH SOUTH CAROLINA. ,.
Burglars dynamited the safe of the
Pendlcton Manufacturing Co., at Au
tun, 8. O., last week and got $100. The
watchman fired upon them and they re
turned the fire and escaped.
Miss Sophie D. Whilden, a music
teacher In Winthrop College, died last
The banks of Charleston have formed
a olearing house rssoclatlon.
The Tri-State Medical society, an
association of medical men of North
and South Carolina and Virginia, will
meet here in Columbia on February 25
and 20. The meeting will be largely
attended and addresses will be made by
Governor Hey ward and Bishop Capers.
Dr. Rolfe ?. Hughes of Laurens is sec
retary of the Association.
"HANDS OR OPERATIVES!"
Question Raised as to the Use of
Editor, The Advertiser: One of
the sins of the present time against our
mother tongue is the smallness of the
vocabulary of the average individual.
However, a few words are made to do
duty on all occasions whether they are
used appropriately or not. This is an
offonse against our verrtacular.
So ample are the facilities of the*
language that there are words for
every shade of meaning that one wishes
to express. It ought, therefore, to bo
the ambition of every one who essays
to speak or write to impart Information
or afford entertainment to have a vo
cabulary large enough to do so with
clearness and propriety and not to
work a few words to death, so to speak.
For generations it has been custom
ary to speak of negroes as hands, but
with the advent of the cotton and knit
ting mills to our section, another word
is used to denote those who engage in
mill work. That word is operatives.
Therefore, when one speaks or writes
with precision and propriety he uses
bauds to designate negroes, and opera
tives to denote those who do mill work.
It Is discourteous, especially to lady
o'^ratlves, to speak or write of them
"hands." "Overseer or boss," ap
plied to mill superintendents, on ac
count of association is equally objection
able as '-hands" applied to operatives.
This discourtesy, is no doubt, more the
resu*t of a slipshod manner of expres
sion than of intended disrespect.
There is a good deal In the manner
by which a thing is called. The phrase
"hot supper" conveys the idea of a
place where negroes congregate and
tight and shoot each other. Hence,
when the good women wish to hold a
fair or festival for church or charitable
purposes, for the most part, with fitness
too, they eschew the phrase "hot sup
All honest labor Is honorable and
work performed in a cotton or knitting
mill is as honorable as that done in any
other business or profession. Moreover,
there are as good people in these mills
as in any other business or profession.
Let them therefore be spoken of with
becoming courtesy and respect.
These are the reflections of an ob
scure individual and may be taken for
just what they are worth.
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These two diseases are the result of
an awful poisoned condition of tho
blood. If you have aching joints and
back, shoulder blades, bone pains,
crippled hands, legs or feet, swollen
muscles, shifting, sharp biting pains,
and that tired discouraged feeling of
rheumatism, or the hawking, spitting
blurred eyesight, deafness, sick stom
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discharges, decaying teeth, bad breath,
belchlug gas of catarrh, take Botanic
Blood Balm (B. B. B.) It kills the poi
son in the blood which causes these aw
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blood supply to the joints and mucous
membranes, and makes a perfect cure
of the worst rheumatism or foulest ca
tarrh. Cures when all else fails. Blood
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Hotanto ingredients, good for weak kid
neys. Improves digestiou, cures dys
pepsia. A perfect tonic for old folks
by giving them new, rich, pure blood.
Thoroughly tested for thirty years.
Druggists $1.00 per large bottle, with
complete direotlons for home cure.
Sample-free and prepaid by writing
Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describe
trouble and special free medical advice
sent in sealed letter. Sold in Laurens
by B. F. Posey.
? FOR ?
NOTICE is hereby given, that an
Election for Mayor and Six Aldermen
to succeed the present City Council of
Laurens, will be held in the City of
Laurehs on Tuesday, the 10th day of
The polls will be opened at the Coun
cil Chamber in the city of Laurens, at
0 o'olook a. m. and closo at 5 o'clock r>
m. Messrs. W. H. Gilkerson, W. H.
Garrett and W. H. Franks have been
duly appointed Managers of said Elec
No person shall be entitled to vote at
said Election who shall not have regis
tered his name with H. W. Anderson,
Supervisor of Registration for the city
of Laurens, before 12 o'clock m. on the
10th day next preceding said election.
The said IL W. Andeison, Supervisor of
Registration, will have ->in office open
for the purpose of registering voters
from 0 o'clock a. in- to 4 o'clock p. m.
at the office of L. G. Balle, City Clerk,
in the city of Laurens each day, except
Sundays, from Febrnary 16th, 1003, un
til 12 o'clock m. on the tenth day next
.preceding said election.
At said election theie will be six box
es, one for eaoh Ward, and the eleotors
will deposit tbeir ballots in the box rep
resenting their respective Wards, for
Mayer and for one Alderman for their
By order of the City Council of Lau
rena, this the 26th day of Jsnuary, 1003'.
C. K. OR AY,
Ii. G. BALM, [L: ?.} Mayor,
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THE FIRST BLACK ROCK COMMUNION.
Him; gleam of the great fire
through tho windows of tho
great cuuip gave a kindly
Welcome as wo drove luto
the clearing In which tho shanties
stood. Grnctne was greatly touched
nt his enthusiastic welcome by tho
men. At the supper tuble ho made a
little speech of thanks for their faith
fulness during his absence, specially
commending the care and efficiency
of Mr. Nelson, who bad had cbargo of
the camp. The men cheered wildly,
BnptiBte*B shrill voice leading nil. Nel.
sou, being called upon, expressed in a
few words his pleasure at seeing the
boss back and thanked the men for
their support while he bad been in
The men were for making a night
of it; but, fearing the effect upon
Graeme, I spoke to Nelson, who pass
ed the word, and m a short time
the camp was quiet. As wo saun
tered from tho grub camp to the office,
where was our bed, wo paused to take
in tho beauty of the night. Tho moon
rode high over tho peaks of tho moun
tains, flooding the narrow valley with
mellow light. Under her magic tho
rugged peaks softened their hnreh lines
and seemed to lean lovingly toward ub.
The dark pine masses stood silent, as
in breathless adoration. The dazzling
snow lay like a garment over all the
open spaces In soft, waving folds and
crowded every stump with a quaintly
shaped nightcap. Above tho camps the
smoke curled up from tho enmpflres,
standing like pillars of cloud that kept
watch whllo men slept, and high over
all the deep bluo night sky, with its
star Jewels, sprang like tho roof of a
great cathedral from range to range,
covering us In its kindly shelter. How
homelike and safe seemed the valley,
with its mountain sides, Us sentinel
trecB and arching roof of Jeweled skyt
Even tho night seemed kindly, and
friendly the stars, and the lone cry of
the wolf from the deep forest seemed
like tho voice of a comrade.
"How beautiful! Too beautiful!" said
Graeme, stretching out his arms. "A
night like this takes the heart out of
I stood silent, drinking in nt every
sense tho night, with its wealth of
"What Is it I want?" he went on.
"Why does tho night mako my heart
ache? Thero arc things to see and
things to hear just beyond me. I can
not get to them."
Tho gay, careless look was gone from
his faco. His dark eyes were wistful
"I often wonder if life has nothing
better for me," he continued with his
I said no word, but put my arm with
in his. A light appeared in the stable.
Glad of a diversion, I said:
"What is the light? Lot us go and
"Bundy, taking a last look at his
team, llko enough."
We walked slowly toward the-stable,
speaking no word. As wo nenved the
door we heard the sound of a voice In
the monotone of one rending. I stepped
forward and looked through a chink be
tween the logs. Graeme was about to
open the door, but I held up my hand
and beckoned him to me. In a vacant
stall, where was a pile of straw, a
number of men were grouped. Sandy,
leaning against the tying post, upon
which the stable lantorn hung, was
reading; Nelson was kneeling in front
of him and gazing into the gloom be
yond; Baptlstc lay upon his stomach,
his chin in his hands and his upturned
eyes fastened upon Sandy's face;
Lachlan Campbell sat with his bands
clasped about his knees, and two other
men sat near him. Sandy was reading
the undying story of the prodigal, Nel
son now and then stopping him to
make a remark. It was a scene I hnvo
never been able to forget Today I
pause in my tale and see It as clearly
ns when I looked through the chink
upon it years ago?tho long, low stable,
with log walls and upright hitching
poles; the dim outlines of tho horses In
the gloom of the background and the
little group of rough, almost savage
looking, men, with faces wondering
and reverent lighted by tho misty light
of the stable lantern.
After the rending Sandy handed the
book to Nelson, who put It In bis pock
"That's for us, boys, ain't It?"
"Aye," said Lachlan. "It is often
that has been rend In my hearing, but
I nm afraid it will not be for mo what
ever.'' And ho swayed himself slightly
as he spoke, and his voice was full of
"The minister said I might come,"
sold old Nelson earnestly and hope
"Aye, but you are not Lachlan Camp
bell, and you have not had his prlvl
Jsges. My father was a godly elder In
he Free Church of Scotland, and nev
er a night or morning but we took the
"Yes, but bo said 'any inan,'" per
sisted Nelson, putting bis hand on
Lachlnn's knee, but Lachlan shook bis
"Dat young feller," said Baptlstc?
I "wha's bees nem, beh?"
"He has no name. It is just a para
ble," explained Sandy.
"He's got no nem? He's just a par
orable? Das no yoang feller?' asked
Baptlstc anxiously. "Dos mean not'
Then Nelson took him In hand and
explained to him tho meaning, whllo
Baptlstc listened even more eagerly,
ejaculating softly: "Ah, vollst Bon!
By garl" When Nelson had finished,
he broke out: "Dat young feller?his
name Baptlstc, heh? And de old Fad
der?he's le bon Dleu? Bonj Das good
story for mo. How you go back? You
go to de pries' ?"
"The book doesn't say priest or any
one else," said Nelson. "You go back in
yourself, you see?"
"Non; das so, sure miff. Ahl" As if
k light broko in upon him. "You go in
your own self. You mako one leetle
prayer. You say, 'Le bon Fadder, obi I
want come back, I so tire, so hongree,
so sorreel' Ho say, 'Come right Moruf.'
Ah, das fuss ratet Nelson, you mjke
one leetle prayer for Sandy and mo/*
Nelson lifted up his face an# said:
"Father, we're all gone far nttiy; vap
have spent all; we are poor; Ivo are
tired of It all; we want to faff differ,
ent, to be different; we wanfto come
back. $).Tesus came to save us from our
sins, and he said If we fame he
wouldn't enst ns out. no. WAjter Jpp/w
und wo were, If wo only came to him.
O Jesus Christ," and his old Iron fnce
began to work, and two big tears slow
ly come from under bis eyelids, "we
are a poor lot, and I'm tbe worst of the
lot, and we are trying to find the way.
Show us how to get back. Amen."
"Bon!" said Btiptlste. "Das fetch
Graeme pulled me away, and with
out a word wo went into the office and
drew up J^o the llttlo stove. Grueme
was greatly annoyed.
"Did you ever see anything like
that?" be asked--"old Nelson, the hard
est, savages', toughest old sinner In tho
camp, on his knees before a lot of
"Before God." I could not help say
ing, for the thing seemed very real to
me. Tho old man evidently felt himself
talking to some one.
"Yes, I suppose you're right," snld
Graeme doubtfully, "but there's n lot
of stuff I ean't swallow."
"When you take medicine, you don't
Bwnllow the bottle." I replied, for his
trouble was not mine.
"If I were suro of the medicine, I
wouldn't mind tho bottle, and yet It
acts well enough," ho went on. "I don't
mind Lnchlan. He's n highland mystic
and has visions. And Sandy's almost
ns bad, and Bnptlsto Is an Impulsive
llttlo chap. Those don't count much.
But old man Nelson Is a cool blooded,
level headed old fellow; has seen a lot
of life too. And then there's Cm Ig. He
has a better head than I hnvc and Is ns
hot blooded, and yet ho Is living and
slaving nwny In that hole and really
enjoys It. There must bo something In
"Oh, look here, Grneme!" I burst out
Impatiently. "What's the use of your
talking like thnf? Of course there's
something In It. There's everything In
It. Tho trouble with me Is I r^an't face
tho music. It calls for n life where a
fellow must go in for straight, steady
work, self denial and that sort of thing,
and I'm too bohcmlnn for that, and too
lazy. But that fellow Cralg makes one
feel horribly uncomfortable."
Graemo put his head on ono side and
examined me curiously. ?
"I bellevo you're right about your
self. You always were a luxurious beg
gar. But that's not where It catches
Wo sat and smoked and talked of
other things for an hour and then turn
ed in. As I was dropping off I was
roused by Graeme's voice:
"Arc you going to the preparatory
service on Friday night?"
"Don't know,' I replied rather sleep
"I sny, do you remember the prepara
tory service at homo?" There was
something In his voice that set me wide
"Yes. Rather terrific, wasn't It? But
I always felt better after it," I replied.
"To me"?ho was sitting up in bed
no\v?"to nie it was like n call to arms,
or, rather, like n call for a forlorn
hope?none but volunteers wnntcd. Do
you remember the thrill In the old gov
ernor's voice as ho dared any but tho
right stuff to come on?"
"We'll go In on Friday night," I Bald.
And so we did. Sandy took n load of
men with his team, and Graeme and I
drove In the light sleigh.
The meeting was In the church, and
over a hundred men were present.
There was some singing of familiar
hymns at first, and then Mr. Cralg
read the same story ns we had heard
In tho stable, that most perfect of all
parables, tho prodigal son. Baptlsto
nudged Sandy In delight and whisper
ed something, but Snndy held his face
so absolutely expressionless that
Graemo was moved to sny:
"Look at Sandy! Did you ever Bee
such a graven image? Something has
hit him hard."
The men were held fast by the story.
Tho voice of the reader, low, earnest
and thrilling with tho tender pathos
of tho tale, carried the words to our
hearts, while a glance, a gesture, a
movement of tho body, gave us the
vision of it all as ho was seeing It.
Then, In simplest of words, ho told
us what the story meant, holding us
tho while with eyes and voice and ges
Ho compelled us to scorn tbe gay,
henrtless selfishness of tho young- fool
setting forth bo Jauntily from the bro
ken homo; he moved our pity and our
sympathy for tho young profligate,
who, broken and deserted, had still
pluck enough to determine to work bis
way back, and who, In utter despera
tion, at last gave It up, and then he
showed us the homecoming?tbe rag
ged, heartsick tramp, with hesitating
steps, stumbling along the dusty road,
and then the rush of tho old father, his
garments fluttering and his voice heard
In broken cries. I see and hear It all
now whenever the words nro read.
llo announced tho hymn, "Just as I
Am," rend tho first verse, and then wont
on: "There you are, men, every man of
you, somewhere on the road. Some of
you nro too lnz?*'?hero Graemo nudged
me?"and porno of you hnvon't got
enough yet of tho for country to come
bnck. May there bo a chance for you
when you want to cornel Men, you all
want to go back home, and when you
go you'll want to put on your soft
clothes, and you won't go till you can go
in good style. But where did tbe prodi
gal got his good clothes?"
Quick enmo tho answer In Baptlste's
"From do old fndderl"
No ono was surprised, and tbe minis
ter went on:
"Yes, and that's whero wo must -get
tho good, clean heart?the good, clean,
bravo heart?from our Father. Don't
wait; but, Just nro you are, come.
Thoy sang, not loud, as they would
"Stand Up" or even "The Sweet By
and By," but In voices subdued, hold
ing down the power in them.
After the singing Cralg stood a mo
ment gazing down at tho men and then
"Any man want to come? You all
might como. Wo all moat come."
Then, sweeping bis arm over the au
dience and turning half round as If to
movo off, he cried in a voice that thrill
ed to the heart's core:
"Ob, como on I Let's go backt"
Tho effect wna overpowering. It
seemed to mo that the whole company
half rose to their feet. Of tbe prayer
that Immediately followed I only
caught tbe opening sentence, "Father,
we aro coming hack," for my attention
was suddenly absorbed by Abe, the
?tage driver, who was sitting nex.inVe.
X could hear him awe?jr}ag ifi&fati
ana admiration. Baying to hlinseir:
"Ain't he a clinker? I'll be gee wblx
ely gol' dusted If ho ain't a multeabl*
lion, double back action, self adjusting
And tho prayer continued, to bo
punctuuted with llko admiring and
eveu more sulphurous expletives. It
was an Incongruous medley. The ear
nest, reverent prayer and tho earnest,
admiring profanity rendered chaotic
one's Ideas of religious propriety. The
feelings In both were akin, the method
of expression somewhat widely di
After prayer Crnlg's tone changed
utterly. In a quiet, matter of fact,
businesslike wny ho stated his plan of j
organization and called for all who
wished to Join to remain after the ben
ediction. Some fifty men wero left,
among them Nelson, Sandy, Lachlan
Campboll, Baptlstc, Shaw, Nixon,
Geordlo and Billy Breen, who tried to
get out, but was hold fast by Geordlc.
Graeme was passing but, but I signed
him to remain, saying that I wished
"to see the thing out." Abe sat still
beside me, swearing disgustedly at tho
fellows "who were goln' back on the
preacher." Cralg appeared amazed at
the number of men remaining and
seemed to fear thnt something was
wrong. Ho put before them tho terms
of dlsclpleshlp, as tho Maker put them
to tho eager scribe, nnd he did not
make them easy. Ho pictured tho kind
of work to bo done and the kind of
men needed for the doing of it Abe
grew uneasy as tho minister went on
to describe tho completeness of tho sur
render, tho Intensity of tho loyalty de
"That knocks mo out, I reckon," ho
muttered In a disappointed tone. "I
ain't up to that grade." And as Craig
described tho heroism called for, the
magnlllccncc of the light, tho worth of
It nnd the outcome of It a'l Abe ground
out, "I'll be blanked If I wouldn't liko
to take a hand, but I guess I'm not in
Cralg finished by saying:
"I want to put this quite fairly. It Is
not any leaguo of mine. You're not
Joining my company. It is no easy
business, nnd It Is for your whole life.
What do you say? Do I put It fairly?
What do you say, Nelson?"
Nelson roso slowly and with difficulty
"I may ho all wrong, but you made It
easier for me, Mr. Crnlg. You said ho
would see me through, or I should nev
er havo risked It. Perhaps I am
wrong." And the old man looked
Oraig sprang up.
"No, no! Thank God, no! no will
see every man through who will trust
his life to him?every man, no matter
how tough ho is, no matter how bro
Then Nelson straightened himself up
"Well, sir, I believe a lot of the men
would go In for this If they wero dead
sure they would get through."
"Get through!" Bald Cralg. "Never
a fear of It! It Is a hard Oght, a long
fight, a glorious light," throwing up his
head, "but every man who squarely
trusts him nnd takes hlm ns Lord and
Master comes out vlctorl"
"Bon!" said Baptlste. "Das mo. You
tlnk he's take mo la dat light M'slcu
His eye* were blazing.
"You moan It?" asked Cralg almost
"Yes, by gar!" said the Uttlo French
"Hear .what ho says, then." And
Crnlg, turning over tho leaves of his
Testament, read solemnly tho words,
"Swear not at all."
"Nonl For sure! Den I stop him,"
replied Baptlstc earnestly, and Cralg
wrote his name down.
Poor Abo looked amazed nnd dis
tressed, rose slowly and, saying, "That
Jars my whisky Jug," passed out.
There was a slight movement near
the organ, and, glancing up, I saw
Mrs. Mavor put her face hastily In her
hands. Tho men's faces wero nuxlous
and troubled, and Nelson said in a
voice that broke:
"Tell them what you told me, sir."
But Cralg was troubled, too, and re
plied, "You tell them, Nelson I" And
Nel?on told tho men the story of how
ho began just five weeks ago. Tho old
man's voice steadied as ho went on,
and ho grew eager as ho told how ho
hud been helped and how the world
was all different and his heart seemed
new. Ho spoko of his Friend as if ho
wero some ono that could bo seen out
at camp, that ho kuew well and met
But as ho tried to say how deeply he
regretted thnt he had not known all
this years before, the old, hurd faco be
gan to quiver, and the steady volco
wavered. Then ho pulled himself to
gether and said:
"I begin to feel sure he'll pull mo
through?me, tho hardest man In tho
'mountainsI So don't you fear, boys.
He's all right."
Then the men gave in their names
one by one. When it came to Geordlo's
turn, ho gave his name:
? "George Crawford, frne the parish o'
Kllsyth, Scotland, an' yo'll Julst pit
doon tho lad'B name, Maistcr Cralg.
He's n wee bit fashed wT tho dls
coorsc, but ho has the root o' the malt
ter in him, I doot."
And so Billy Breen's namo went
When the meeting wns over, thirty
eight names stood upon tho communion
roll of tho Black Rock Presbyterian
church, and It will ever bo ono of tho
regrets of my life thnt neither
Graeme's namo nor .my own appeared
on that roll. And two days after, when
the cup wer.t round on that first com
munion Sabbath, from Nelson to Sandy
and from Sandy to Baptlste, and so op
down the line to Billy Breen and Mrs.
Mavor, and then to Ab.e, the driver,
whom she had by her own mystic pow
er lifted into hope and faith, I felt all
the shame and pa|n of a traitor, and I
bellcvo In my heart that tho flrc of that
pain and shamo burjjfjdr something of
the selfish cowardice out of mo and
that It Is burning still. '
Tho iast words of the minister,- In
tho short address after the table had
been served, wero low and sweet and
tender, but thoy were words of high
courage, and before ho had spoken
them all the meu were listening With
shining oyes, and when they rose to
slug the closing hymn they stood
straight nnd stiff like soldiers on pa
And I wished more than ever I was
ono of them.
I TO BE COirriNUKDj
I havo opened a Roste?.irant in the
fcabb Building for WHITE PEOP1 JC
KXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and First
class service assured. Meals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Fresh
Oysters on hand.
on Hahjper Street,
Pains in the Back
Aro symptoms of a weak, torpid or
stagnant condition of the kidneys or
liver, and arc a warning it is extremely
hazardous to neglect, so important
^ia a healthy action of these organs.
They are commonly attended by loss
of energy, lack of courage, nnd some
times by gloomy foreboding and de
"I had oalns In my back, could not sleep
and when I *?ot up 111 the morning felt
worse than tho night before. I began tak
ing llood'3 Harsapurilln and now I can
sleep and get up feeling rested nnd able to
do my work. I attribute my euro entirely
to Hood's Sursuparilla." Mhh. J. N. Pkrry,
care II. S. Copeland, Pike Pond, Ala.
Cure kidney and liver troubles, reliove
the back, and build up the whole system.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. D. Barksdale, Atty ,
Laurccs, S. C.
Juno 24th, 1902? 3ra.
Mules and Horses.
The undersigned under tbe i ..me of
Barks-dale, Franks & Irby will deal
In mules and horses at Laurena. Steak
wl 1 be kept at Ed Martln'd Stable;
rear of Enterprise Bank.
Wo have received a carload of fine
K ntucky mules and also have n num
ber of good horses on hand. We In
vite the patronage of the people of
T. N. BARKSDALE,
? Jno. A. Franks,
W. C. Irby.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
Address : Gray Court, S. C.
Ten Cents Cotton.
Wo nro prepared to take care of a
quantity of cotton on storage and ad
vance money on same. Now is the
time to btore your cotton for a profit.
Don't soli too fast, or it will give out
J. Wade Anderson,
0m President and Manager.
Dr. W. II. DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Ofllcc hours In the city from 10 a. m;
to 4 p. m. 'Phone?Residence No. 44.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take care of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
in making, and If you balo your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at the proper
timo you not only save room and lime,
but you eavo 33 per cent of the nutrl
oious matter that evaporates when it is
not baled. The
Kyle Hay Press
fills a long felt want with farmers, it
is tho best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous that the KYLF.
HAY PRESS Is unexcelled by any
press on the market. It s going to
the front, already a greal number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try it to bo pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horse. It Is cheap,
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted. It is the only press
that cbu be made or repaired on tho
farm, ii ha* no casting to break and
cHiise long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It is the only press
ili ?i tho farmer can afford to buy, it
pays for itself out of the first crop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and balo his hay nt tho proper time.
A. L. HUDGENS,
Lauvons, S C.
Tho Auditor's Ofllco will be open
from the 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1?03, to rccolvo re
turns of Kcal Estate and Personal
property for taxation In Laurons
It will save much time to taxpayers,
also greatly fae.lllUte tbe work of the
Assessor, if every person before leav
ing home will make out a completo list
of evorv Item of personal property in
tho following order: Horses, cattle,
mules. sheepB and goats, hogs, organs
and pianos, watches, wagons ana car
riages, dogs, merchandise, machinery
and enginee, moneys, norfes and ac
counts above indebtedness and all oth
er property, including household.
It is always required that tho Audi
tor got the first given namo of tho tax
payer in full.
Undor the head of place cf residence
on tax return, give tho township.
All raa'o citizon8 between the ages of
twenty-one and fixty years, on the
1st of January, except those who are
incapable of earning a support from
being maimed, or from other causes
are doomed taxable polls, Confederate
And all tax-payers are required to
give number of their school district.
They are also requested to state wheth
er tho property Is situated in town or
After the 21th day of February next
fifty per cent, penalty will be atttaohed
for failures to make returns.
In every community thore aro per
sons who cannot read or that do not
tako a newspapor. Those more fortu
nate may do such persons a groat favor
by telling them of the timo to make re
turns or by returning for them.
Tho assessing and collecting tuxes Is
dono in the sanio year, and wo have to
aggregate the number and value of all
horses, mules, cattlo, and other pieces
of personal property as .well as the
acres of land, lots and buildings and
their value that there aro in this
country, and have the same on file In
tho Comptroller General's office by the
30th of Juno of each year, and from
that timo to tho first day of October
tho Auditor's and Treasurer's duplicate
have to bo comploted and an abstract
of the work in tho Comptroller Gen
eral's ofllco by that timo, which will
show at a glance that the Auditor has
no time to take roturns, or anything
elso much, between the 1st of October,
but work on the books and tho blanks.
We hopo, therefore, that all taxpayers
will make their returns in time.
W. L. FERGUSON,
Doc. Otb, 1902.?If.
Persons having business with
the Bupervicor will And him or his
olork in the Office Monday* and
Fntiaya of eaoh we -k.
H. B. Humbbm, 3up. L. O.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought, and which Ims been
in uso for over 30 years, has horn? tho signature of
^ and has hcen niado under his per
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good " are buu
Experiments that triflo with and endanger tho health of
Infants and ChUdren?Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR IA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
gorlc, l>rops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. Iu
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Fovcrishncss. It cures Diarrhoea and AVind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
nud Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea?Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind Ycu Have Always Bought
In Use For Over SO Years.
THC CIN TA U n COMPANY, TT MURRAY ?TH(CT, NEW YORK CITY.
Will Announce the Arrival of Our
Spring Stock in Due Time.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Laurens Has Never
Known in Her History
Pure Unadulterated N. O.
Molasses sold at 40 cents
per gallon, but you can get
them at the
Cash Bargain Store.
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
Will it Spread?
IWhat? Fame or Paint?
Its fame has gone
broadcast and all
I users know that It
spreads well under
Coven Moat looks Bast,
BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S. C,