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Columhia, Feb. 22.?The lower
house of the Oenoral Assembly has two
stalwart mombers, a little gray with
years creeping on, who belong to that
fast disappearing generation that may
r 3Ver bo equalled for noble virtues per
haps und who bring to mind tho proud
est davs of South Carolina.
One. of these Is a Laurens man, na
tive to the manner born and though be
represents Anderson now Laurens has
a right to bo proud of him and is proud
of him. His name is M. P. Tribblo,
"Mit" tribblo hin old friends call him
He was a soldier of gallantry, he was
ii 1? mOorat when it cost most to be a
Democrat, and he is and has always
been a man?every Inch of him It Is
airight to have \onng men in office?
young men sometimes are needed and
tho doors should not bo closed to thorn
?hut it is tu the high honor of Ander
son that sho has sent this lino, sterling
sp e. men of a practical man with con
victions, whom storms of war could
not conquer to represont her. The
South Oarolina government has a num
ber <>f nice, comfortable llttlo jobs to
distribute from time to time which re
quire honei' men of common sense. It
????in to mo that it would bo a right
thing anil a popular thing for a gov
ernor to do to look carefully around for
such men as M. P. Tribblo when ap
pointments are to bo made?whether
they noUoit tho u or not. I do not say
that men should bo appointed merely
becoi e "they have been soldiers" hut
when in n who h<4V0 fcCrVetl thes'ate
nobly and faithfully and are efficient,
Intelligent men as web. are available,
they ought to have preference over the
younger general ion.
Tho nthi r, of the same typo, is Cap
tain J. II. Brooks of Greenwood
County. He was a native of Edgolleld
and lives now at Cambridge, which
was a part of F.dgefl-ld before Groen
wood County was carved out. Captain
Brooks was a Splendid soldier. Ha Is
h modi s' man but ho is a man who has
bravely met all emergencies and whose
Value as a citizen has been proven
time and time, again.
Iu the Honso of Representatives arc
numbers of good men, bright meu,?
most of them young fellows and some
of great promiso?but to my mind the
pick and choice of the lot are these
tried and true Carolinians, Tribblo of
Anderson and Brooks of Greenwood
(and I do not put one before the other)
tho libro of whoso manhood has he n
so well and truly tested. Perhaps
there arc others but 1 know theso per
sonally and from my childhood have
known of them from tho'o who knew
them longest and best and I urn glad of
the opportunity to speak of them and
tell tho peop'o of my county that at
least a few of the kind Mill live to be
appreciated and honored in Carolina.
Among tho promising young men in
tho house of representatives thera is
none more likoly to become influential
than Horace L. Bomar of Spartanburg.
This is his lirst term and ho ha3 ex
hibited good sense by speaking little.
His Bpeeoh on the child labor bill was,
owev. r, clo ir, s .rong and olTeotive.
Ir. Bomar is a son of the late John
Earlc I Join ii and is tho law partner of
Stobo J. Simpson. He is a Wofford
Collego man, a student und a careful
worker It he continues in the House
and it is to bo hoped that he will, he is
sure to bo one of its leaders. For the
good of tho state at large, it is most
desirable that men of Mr. Bomar's pat
torn should bo sent to the legislature
and kept in the legislature.
One of tho leading mombors of the
honso is T. Y. Williams of Lancaster.
He was a candidate for spoaker but
was defeated. He has been a member
for several terms. The house has no
more re!iab:o and safe member. He
was the law partner of Associate Jus
tice Ira Jones aud now has one of the
largest practices in the oastern part of
Thero is no place where character
counts more and the lack of it is dis
covered quicker than in the legislature.
Somet-mes a man of high character
may not bo popular, for some reason or
other, his manner may bo brusque or
his temper may be ill; but the men
whose words may ba depended on, who
do not "k.ep you guessing," who are
your friends when thoy say they are
and fslr flghtors when opposed to your
pet measure nlways havo influence?
? even with those who are not their Inti
mates. A man of this type and I think
so recognized by all tho members of
the house is Huger Sinkler of Charles
ton?except of course what I have said
of brusque manner etc, does not apply
to him. Ho is generally liked as well as
I do not wish to make my bouquets
too cheap?for thoy have no great
value at best?but I would repeat what
I said some weeks ago about our own
boys. Thoy do not always vote the
same way, each of them is a man "of
his own head" but thoy are all working
members and tbey all stand well. I
think that no delegat,on In tho state
averages higher. In over*/ legislature
thero are a few cranks and A fow plain,
unmitigated fools. Laurens has noth
ing of that kind. Cooper stands among
the leaders of the house. Nichols Is
very popular and a good man to havo on
your side. Young Irby stands well.
The house knows him knows him to
bo a straight-forward young fellow and
dependable a) well as Intelligent mem
ber. " One can aiway* find oxaotly
where he stands on any measure of
legislation simply by asking him. No
one need ever lose any money betting
how he will vote?for thero is never
any doubt about It after bo has made
up his mind.
It is very foolish to judge a legialaV
y by one or two or three of his
vote?. Men have to differ and ought
to differ. No man's judgment is infal
lible. Suppose a member of the Lau
rens delegation votes against a bill in
which 1 am interested?shall I solemnly
swear down in my seeret heart to
sharpen a knife for the next eleotiou? I
think not. I think it Is worth my
while to consider a man's genoral leg
islative course and try to determine
whether or not he is the right man in
tho right plaoe.
Take, for example, the South Caro
lina College. I am a fairly staunch
friend of that school. My people, most
of them, have been educated there for
nearly a hundred years and I pioked up
a smattering there myself. I would
always favor liberal appropriations for
it and believe that it has been of in
calculable value to South.^Carolina.
Never; ho loss, 1 do not really ih nk it is
the balance wheel of the solar system
or that a legislator's vote with regard
to it is tho single or even tho best test
of his political virtue. If I cared to risk
going to extremes, I would confess to
having known honest legislators who
had their doubtsooncorning the purity
of tho South Carolina dlspensarp sys
tem?but I do not wish to encourage
the growth of any form of sceptioism.
W. W. B.
IN THE CHURCHES. |
First Methodist Episcopal Church.
South, Rev. Watson B. Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Preaohlng at 11 o'oolck a. m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday at 7.80 p. m.
Sunday School, Hon. C. C. Feather
stone, Superintendent, at 10 o'clock at
Woman's Missionary Society, Mrs. S.
D. Garlington, President, meets on
Tuesday after Flr6t Sunday, at 4.80
o'clock p. m.
Ladies' Aid Society, Mrs. J. F. Bolt,
President, meets on Tuesday, after
Third Sunday at 4 80 o'clock p. m.
Church Conference every Third Sun
day after the morning service.
First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Robt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11a.
m. and 8:15 p. m., each Sabbath. All
Sunday School, C. W. Tune, Super
intendant, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church,
Fast End,-Pastor. Preach
ing in Factory Hall ovory
Appointments vor North Laurens
Trlnty, First Sunday, at 11 ( oloek,
Trinity, Third Sunday, at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
Shiloh, First Sunday, at 8:30 o'clock,
Shtloh, Third Suuday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Second Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Fourth Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 2d Sunday at 3.30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 4th Suuday at 11 o'clock
Sunday Schools at eaeh appointment
ono hour bofore preaching.
Prayer meeting Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. All are alike
invited to attend these services, for it
is here, as it is in Heaven, ::the rich
and tho poor meet together."
J. K. McCain,
Dorroh Presbyterian church, Gray
Court, S. C, T. B. Craig, pastor.
Preaching on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m.
Sabbath School on 1st and 2nd Sun
days at 10 a in., and on 8rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
J. T. Peden, Supt.
Warrior Creek Baptist Church, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. Service every 4th
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethol, Second Sunday at 11
o'clock,, a. m.
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
S. W. Honry, Pastor.
Cedar Grovo Baptist Church, Rev. R.
B. Vaughn, Pastor?Service on the 1st
Sunday of each month at 11 o 'clock a.
m. and on Saturday bofore at 2 o'clock
Appointments for 1903.
Langston's Church, Saturday before
1st Sunday, servicss at 3 p. m. 1st Sun
day 11 a. in. Sunday Sohool at 10 a. m.
Lun ford Churoh, Saturday before 2nd
Sunday, services at 8 p. m. 2od Sunday,
11a. m. Sunday School 10 a. m. Prayer
meeting Sunday night.
Bell View Churoh, 4th Sunday 11 a
m and 7.30 p. ra. Sunday Sohool every
Sunday at 10 a. m. Prayer meeting
every Sunday night.
Padgott's Creek Baptist Church, Sat
urday before 3rd Sunday, servloes at 3
p. m. 3rd Sunday, 11 a. m. Sunday
School 10 a. m. Prayer meeting every
Sunday night at Cross Keys.
The public and strangers are cor
dially iovited to attend all the above
E. 0. Watson,
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TUB LKAUUR'8 KEVENOB.
SS wo stood outside of Cralg's
shack In tho dim starlight we
could not hide from oursclvcs
that we wore' beaten. It was
not so much grief ns a blind fury that
filled my heart, nnd, looking at tho
faces of tho men nbout me, I rend tho
eamo feeling there. But what could
we do? Tho yells of carousing miners
down at Slavln's told us that nothing
could bo done with them that night.
To be so utterly beaten nnd unfairly
and with no chance of revengo was
"I'd llko to get back nt 'em," said
Abo, carefully repressing himself.
"I'vo got it, men," said Urncmo sud
denly. "This town does not require
all the whisky thero is in It." And ho
unfolded his plan. It wan to gain pos
session of Slavln's saloon and tho bar
of tho Black Rock hotel and olenr out
all tho liquor to be found In both these
places. I did not much llko tho Idea,
but Geordlo said: "I'm ga'en nlfter tho
lnd. I'll hno nnethlu' tue dnc wi' yon.
It's no that easy, an* it's a slnfu'
But Abe was wild to try it, nnd
Shaw was quite willing, whllo old Nel
son sternly approved.
"Nelson, yoxi and Shaw get a couplo
of our men nnd nttend to tho saloon.
Slavln and tho whole gang are up at
tho Black Rock, so you won't havo
much trouble, but como to us as soon
as you can."
And so we went our ways.
Thou followed a scene the llko of
which I can never hope to see again,
and it was worth a mau's seeing, but
there were times that night when I
wished I had not agreed to follow
Graeme in bis plot.
As wo went up to tho hotel I asked
"Whnt about the law of this?"
"Law!" ho replied ludlgnantly. "They
haven't troubled much nbout law In
the whisky bustness here. Thoy get a
keg of high wines nnd some drugs nnd
begin operations. No," ho went on; "If
we can got the crowd out and ourselves
In we'll make them break the law In
getting us out. The law won't trouble
us over smuggled whisky. It will be a
great lark, nnd they won't crow too
loud over the league."
I did not like the undertaking nt ?rst,
but ns I thought of the whole wretched
illegal bustness nourishing upon the
weakness of the men In the mines nnd
camps, whom 1 had learned to regard
as brothers, and especially as I thought
of the cowards that did for Nixon, I
let my scruples go and determined,
with Abe, to "got back at 'em."
Wo bad no difficulty getting them out.
Abe began to yell. Some men rushed
out to learn the cause. He seized tho
foremost man, making a hideous up
roar all tho while, nnd In three minutes
had every man out of the hotel nnd a
lively row going on.
In two minutes more Grnemo and I
had the door of tho ballroom locked
and barricaded with empty casks. We
then closed the door of the barroom
leading to the outside. The barroom
was a strongly built log shack, with a
heavy door secured, after tho manner
of the early cabins, with two strong
oak bars, so Hint we felt safe from at
tack from that quarter.
The bnllroom we could not hold long,
for the door was slight nnd entrance
was possible through the window. But
as only a few casks of liquor were left
there our main work would be In the
bar, so that the fight would be to hold
the passageway. This we barricaded
with casks nnd tables. But by tins
time the crowd had begun to realize
what had happened nnd were wildly
yelling nt door and windows. With an
ax which Graeme hnd brought with
hin? the casks were soon stove In and
left to empty themselves.
As I was nbout to empty tho last
cask Graeme stopped me, saying: "Let
thnt stand here. It will help us." And
so it did. "Now skip for tho barri
cade I" yelled Graeme ns a man came
crashing through the window. But be
fore he could regain his feet Graeme
hnd seized him and flung him out upon
the beads of the crowd outside. But
through tho other windows men were
Com rug in, nnd Graeme rushed for the
barricade, followed by two of tho ene
my, tho foremost of whom I received
at tho top nnd hurled back upon the
"Now be quick!" said Graeme. "I'll
hold this. Don't break nny bottles on
the floor. Throw them out there,"
pointing to a little window high up in
I made all haste. The casks did not
take much time, nnd soon the whisky
and beer were flowing over the floor.
It made me think of Gcordio's rogrot
over the "sinfu* waste." The bottles
took longer, nnd, glancing up now and
then, I saw that Graeme was being
hard pressed. Men would leap, two
and three nt n time, upon the barricade,
nnd Graeme's arms would shoot out,
and over thoy would topple upon the
heads of those nearest. It was a great
sight to see him standing alone, with
n smile on his-face nnd tho light of bat
tle in bin eye, coolly mooting his . s
snllants with those terrific, lightning
l[ke blows. In fifteen minutes my work
"Whnt next?" 1 nskod. "How do we
"How Is the door?" he replied.
I looked through the porthole nnd
"A crowd of men Waiting."
"We'll havo to ninke n dash for It, 1
fancy," he replied cheerfully, though
his face was covered with blood and
his breath was coming In short gnspa.
"Get down the bars nnd be ready."
But oven ns he spoke n chair hurled
from below CO Ugh t 1*1 nt on the arm,
nnd before ho could recover a man hnd
cleared the barricade and was upon
hint like f? tiger. It was Idaho .lack.
"Hold the barricade!" Grnemo cnlled
out ns thoy both wont down.
I sprang to his place, but I had not
much hope of holding It long. I had
.the heavy oak bar c-f the door In my
bands, and, swinging It round my bend,
I made the crowd give hack for a few
Meantime Graeme had shaken off his
enemy, who was circling about him
upon his tiptoes, with n long knife In
his hand, waiting for a chanco to
"I have been waiting for this for
some time, Mr. Graeme," he said, smil
/ "Yes," replied Graeme, "over since 1
Spoiled, your cutthroat j^ame in Friscg,
i L .-,
flow is tbe little one?'1 he added sar
Idaho's fnce lost Its smile and bccnint
distorted with fury as he replied, spit
ting out his words:
"She-is -where you will be before I
am done with you."
"Ah, you murdered her too! You'll
bung some beautiful day, Idaho," said
Qrneino ns Idaho sprang upon him.
Graeme dodged his blow and caught
his forearm with his left hand and held
up high the murderous knife. Back
and forward they swayed over tbe
Moor, slippery with whisky, the knife
held high in IllO air. 1 wondered why
Qrnemc did not strike, and then 1 saw
bis right band bung limp from the
wrist. The men were crowding upon
the barricade. I was in despair.
Graeme's strength was going fast.
With a yell of CXtlltnilt fury Idaho
threw himself with all his weight upon
Graeme, who could only cling to him.
They swayed together toward me, but
ns they fell 1 brought down my bar
upon the upraised hand and sent tbe
knife Hying across the room. Idaho's
bowl of rage and pain was mingled
with a shout from below, and there,
dashing tbe crowd to right and left,
came old Nelson, followed by Abe, San
dy, Baptlste, Shaw and others. As
they reached the barricade It crashed
down and, carrying me with it, pinned
Looking out between tho barrels, I
saw what froze my heart with horror.
In the fall Graeme bad wound his
arms about his enemy and held him
in n grip so deadly that he could not
strike, hut Graeme's strength was fall
ing, and wheu I looked I saw that Ida
bo was slowly drngglng both across
tho slippery floor to where tho knlfo
lay. Nearer and nearer hlB outstretch
ed lingers came to the knife. In vain
I yelled and struggled. My voice was
lost in the awful din, and tho barri
cade held me fast. Above me, stand
ing on a barrel head, was Baptlste,
yelling like a demon. In vain I called
to him. My lingers could Just reach
his foot, and he heeded not at all my
touch. Slowly Idaho was dragging bis
almost unconscious victim toward tbe
knife. His lingers were touching the
blade point when, under a sudden In
spiration, I pulled out my penknife,
opened it with my teeth and drove tbe
blade Into Baptlstc's foot. With a
bloodcurdling yell ho sprang down and
began dancing round in his rage, peer
ing among tbe barrels.
"Look! Look!" I was calling In ago
ny and pointing. "For heaven's sake,
Tbe lingers bad closed upon the knife,
the knife was already high in the air,
when, with a shriek, Baptlsto cleared
the room at a bound, and beforo the
knife could fall the little Frenchman's
boot had caught tho uplifted wrist And
sent the knife Hying to the wall.
Then there was a great rushing
sound ns of wind through tho forest,
and the lights went out. When I
awoke, I found myself lying with my
head on Graeme's knees and Baptlste
sprinkling snow on my face. As I
looked up Graeme leaned over, and,
smiling down Into my eyes, he said:
"Good boyl ft was n great tight, and
we put it up well." And then ho whis
pered, "I owe you my life, my boy."
Ills words thrilled my heart through
and through, for I loved him ns only
men can love men, but I only answer
"I could not keep them back."
"It was well done," he said, and I
I confess I was thankful to bo so
well out of It, for Graemo got off with
a hone In his wrist broken and I with
u couple of ribs cracked, but bad it not
been for tho open bairel of whisky
which kept them occupied for a time,
offering too good a chance to be lost,
and for tho timely nrrlval of Nelson,
neither of us had ever seen tho light
Wo found Crnlg sound asleep upoa
his couch. His consternation on wak
ing to sec us torn, bruised and bloody
was laughable, but he hnstened to And
us warm water and bandages, and we
soon felt comfortable.
Baptlste was radiant with pride and
delight over tne light and hovered
about Graeme and me, giving vent to
his feelings in admiring French and
English expletives. But Abo was dis
gusted because of tho failure at Sln
Vin's, for when Nelson looked in bo saw
Slavlu's French Canadian wlfo In
chnrge, with her baby on her lap, and
ho came back to Shaw and said, "Come
away; we can't touch this," and Shaw,
after looking in, agreed that nothing
could ho done. A baby held the fort.
As Crnlg listened to the account of
the fight ho tried hard not to approve,
hut he could not keep the rj^eain out of
bis eyes, and as I pletur? Graemo
dashing back tho crowd*thronging the
barricade till ho was brought down by
tho chair Crnlg laughed gently and put
his hand on Graemo'o knee, and ns I
went on to describo my agony while
Idaho's lingers wero gradually nenrlng
tho kulfe his fnce'grew palo nnd his
ey< s grew wldo with horror.
"Baptlsto here did tho business," I
said, and tho little Frenchman nodded
complacently and said:
"Dat's mo for sure."
"By tho way, how is your foot?" ask
"He's fuss rate. Dat's what you call
?ono bite of?of? dat leel bees. He's
deroj you put your Anger dero, he's not
dore. What you call him?"
"Flea!" I suggested.
"OulV' cried Baptlsto. "Dnt's one
blto of flea."
"I was thankful I was under tho
barrels," I replied, smiling.
"Oull Dnt's mnk mo vor mad. I
Jump nnd swear mos awful bad. Dot's
pardon me, M'slcu Crolg, heb?"
But Crnlg only smiled at him rather
"It was awfully risky," ho said to
Graeme, "nnd it was hardly worth it.
They'll get inoro whisky, and anyway
the leaguo Is gone."
"Well," said Graeme, with a sigh of
satisfaction, "It is not qulto such a
ono sided nffolr as It was."
And wo could say nothing in reply,
for we could hoar Nixon snoring in tho
next room, nnd no one had heard of
Billy, nnd thero wero others of tho
leaguo that wo kftow were oven now
down at Slavln's. It wns thought best
that nil should remain in Mr. Cralg's
shack, not knowing what might hap
pen, mid so we lay where wo could,
nnd wo needed none to sing us to
When I awoke, stiff and mire, it was
to (lud breakfast ready and old man
Nelson In charge. As we were seated
Cralg came in, und I saw thr.t ho was
not tho man of the night before. Ills
courage had come back; his fnce was
quiet mid his eye clear. Ho was his
own man again.
"Geordle has been out all night, but
has failed to lind Hilly," ho announced
We did not talk much. Grncme and
I worried with our broken bones, and
the others suffered from a general
morning depression. Hut after break
fast, ns the men were beginning to
move, Cralg took down his Hible, and.
saying, "Walt a few minutes, men,"
ho read slowly. In his beautiful, clear
voice, that psalm for nil fighters,
"God Ih our refugo and strength,"
and so on to the noble words:
"Tho Lord of linst?? It with us;
Tho God of Jacob Is our refuge."
How tho mighty words pulled us to
gether, lifted us till we grew ashamed
of our Ignoble rage and of our ignoble
And then Crhig prayed In simple,
straightgoing words. There was uc
knowledginent of failure, but I knew
he was thinking chiefly of himself;
there was gratitude, and that was for
tho men about him, and I felt my face
burn with shame; there was a petition
for help, and we all thought of Nixon
nnd Hilly and the men wakening from
their debauch at Blnvin's this pure,
bright morning. Then he asked that
wo might bo made faithful and worthy
of God, whose battle It was. Then we
all stood up and shook hynds with hbu
in silence, and every maiVkiiew n cov
enant was being made. Hut none saw
his meeting with Nixon, lie sent us all
away before Hint.
Nothing was heard of the destruction
of the hotel stock in trade. Unpleasant
questions would certainly bo asked,
and tho proprietor decided to let bad
alone. On the point of respectability
the success of tho ball Avas not con
spicuous, but the QUtllcagUO men were
content if not jubilant.
Hilly Hreen was found by Geordlo
Into in the ufternoon In his own old
and deserted shack, breathing heavily,
covered up In his filthy, moidering bed
clothes, with a half empty bottle of
whisky nt his side. Geordie's grief and
rage were beyond even his Scotch con
trol. He spoke Pew words, but theso
were of such concentrated vehemence
that no one felt the need of Abe's as
sistance In vocabulary.
Poor Billy! Wo carried hlni to Mrs.
Mavor's home, put him In a warm
bath, rolled him in blankets nnd gave
him little sips of hot water, then of
hot milk nnd coffee, as I had seen n
clever doctor In the hospital treat n
similar case of nervo nnd heart do-'
presslon. But the already weakened
system could not recover from the aw
ful shock of the exposure following tho
debauch, nnd on Sunday afternoon we
saw that his heart was railing fast.
All day the miners hud been dropping
In to inquire after him, for Billy had
boon n groat favorite In other days,
and the attention of tho town had been
admiringly centered upon his light of
these last weeks. It was with no ordl
nary sorrow that the news of his con
dition was received. As Mrs. Mavor
sang to him his largo, coarse hands
moved In time to the music, but he did
not open his eyes till ho heard Mr.
Crnlg's voice in tho next room. Thou
be spoke his name, and Mr. Craig was
kneeling beside him 111 a moment. The
words came slowly:
"Oi tried?to light hit bout- lull- Oi
got beaten. Hit 'nils to think 'e's
ashamed o' me. Ol'd like fa done hot
"Ashamed of you. Billy!" said Cm Ig
In a voice that broke. "Not he."
"And?yc hall?'elpod mo so:" ho went
on. "Ol wirb Ol'd V dono better?OI
do." And ins eyes sought Geordlo nnd
thoil rested on Mrs. Mavor, who smiled
back nt lllm with a world of love ill
her eyes. "You hain't liashn(lied o' me
?yore hoyes Biilgh so," iio said, look
ing at her.
"No, Billy," she said, nnd I wonder
ed at her steady voice, "not a bit.
Why, Billy, 1 am proud of you."
He ga/.ed up at her with wonder nnd
ineffable love in bis little eyes, then
lifted Iiis bind slightly toward her.
She knelt quickly and took it in both
of hers, stroking it and kissing it.
"01 ha tight t'? dono bettor. Oi'm
hawful sorry 01 went back on |lm. Hit
was the lomonnldc. The boys didn't
moan no 'arm, but hit started the 'ell
- Geordlo hurled out some bitter words.
"Don't bo 'ard on 'em, Geordlo. They
didn't mean no 'arm," ho said, and his
eyes kept waiting till Geordlo said hur
"Xa, na, lad! I'll Juist leave them till
Then Mrs. Mavor sang softly, smooth
ing his hand, "Just as I Am," and Billy
dozed quietly for half an hour.
When he awoke again, his eyes turn
ed to Mr. Ornlg, nnd they were trou
bled nnd anxious.
"OI tried 'ard. Oi wanted to win,"
ho struggled to say.
By this time Craig was innster of
himself, nnd ho answered m a clear,
"Listen. Billy. You mado a great
fight, niiA you nro going to win yet.
And, besides, do you remember tho
sheep that got lost over the moun
tains?" This parable wnsstJilly's spe
cial delight. "Ho didn't boat It when
he got it, did he? He took It in his
nrms and carried It home, and so ho
And Billy, keeping his eyes fastened
on Mr. Crnlg, simply said:
"Sure!" said Crnlg.
"Will 'e?" ho repeated, turning his
eyes upon Mrs. Mavor.
"Why, yes, Hilly," she answered
cheerily, though tho *enrs were stream
ing from her eyes. "I would, and ho
loves you fur more."
Ho looked nt her, smiled nnd closed
bis eyes. I put my bund on his heart.
It was fluttering feebly. Agnln a trou
bled look passed over Iiis faco.
"My-?poor- hold?mother!" ho whis
"I shall tnko care of her, Hilly," snld
Mrs. Mavor in a cleat voice, and again
Billy Binlled. Then ho turned his eyes
to Mr. Cralg and troin him to Geordlo
and nt last to Mrs. Mavor, where they
rested. She bent over nnd kissed him
twico on the forehead.
"Tell 'er," ho said, with difficulty, "e's
took mo 'onie."
. "Yes, Billy 1" sho cried, gazing into
his glazing eyes.
Ho tried to lift her hand. Sho kissed
him ngain. Ho drew one deep breath
nnd lay quite still.
"Thank the blessed Saviour!" said
Mr. Crnlg reverently. "Ho has taken
But Mrs. Mavor held the dead hand
tight nnd sobbed out pnsslonntcly:
"Oh, Billy, Billy, you helped me once
when I needed help! I cnmiot forgotl"
And Geordlo, groaning, "Aye, Inddlo,
laddie!" passed out into the fading light,
of tho cnrly.evoulng.
Next day no one went to work, for to
nil It seeined n snored day. They car
ried him into tho little church, and
there Mr. Craig spoke of his long, hard I
fljtbt and of bis tiling victory, fojr be |
' - "?*--> ?- ?"?
'THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
died without a tear hud with love to
the men who, not knowing, had been
his death. And there wan no bitter
ness In any heart, for Mr. Crnlg read
the Btory of the sheep ami told how
gently he had taken Hilly Home; but,
though no word was spoken, it was
there the league was made again.
They laid him under the pines beside
Lewis Mavor, and tho miners throw
sprigs of evergreen into tbe open
grave. When Bluvin, sobbing bitterly,
brought his sprig, no ono stopped him,
though nil thought It strange.
As we turned to leave tho grave the
light from tho evening suu came soft
ly through tho gap in tho mountains
nnd, tilling the valley, touched the trees
and the little mound beneath with glo
ry, and 1 thought of that other glory
which is brighter than tho sun and
was not sorry that poor Billy's weary
fight was over, nnd I could not help
agreeing with Crnlg that It wns there
tho league bad its revenge.
[TO HE CONTINUED.]
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it jri ts tired easily, nnd what it fails to
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Among tbe signs of n weak stomach
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"I hnvo taken Hood's Snrsaparllla at
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We are Going
To Sell Jewelry
"? to every one in this
town before wc have been in bus
iness for years. We are going
lo impress everybody who comes
into this store that this is the
best place to buy Jewelry, be
cause values are honest, and
prices are reasonable and as low
as fair dealing will permit.
We are always glad lo see you
whether you buy or not, and we
will make you feel at home.
STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA,
Wheroas, S. McGowan Simkins has
made suit to mo to grant him Lettors
of Administration, on thoostato and ef
fects of Lowis W. Simkins, decoaod
These aro Therefore to clio and
admonbh nil nnd singular the kin
dred, nnd creditors of tho Haid
Lewin W. Sirukins, dee'd, that thoy
be und appear beloro me, In the
Court of Probate, to be hold ai
Laurens C. H., 8. C, on tho 6th
dny of March PJ03, after pub
lication hereof, nt 11 o'clock in tho
forenoon, to show cause, If any
they have, why tho said Adminis
tration should not bo granted.
Given under my Hand, this 16th
djy of February 1903.
O. G. THOMPSON, J. p L.O.
Fob. Kith, li)03?2t.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurons.
In Court of Probate.
Whereas, Martha E. Rowland has
made suit to me to grant her Loiters of
Administration, on tho K-Hato and oif'octs
of Elbert c. Rowland, deo'd?
These are therefore to elto and Admon
ish, all nnd singular, tho kindred and
creditors of xaid BlbertO. Rowland, dec'd
that they be and appear hofuro me in tho
Court of Probate, to b? ho A nt Lnurens
0. H., 3. 0., on tho --'7th day of Fobruarv,
1003, after publication thereof.at 11 o'clock
in tho forenoon, to show cause, If any they
have, why tho said administration should
not bo granted.
(liven under my Hand (bis 10th day of
O. Q. THOMPSON, j. p. hi 0,
W. D. K MK.HT . K.K. MA Hit.
KNIGUT & BABB,
Atorneys at Law.
"KT Will praotlce in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
business Intrusted to them.
Office up-atalrs, Simmons' Building.
Tbo Kind You Have Always Bought, ami which lias oeta
in uso for over 30 years, lias borne tlio signature of
A - and lias been made under Iiis per
Sit y Z/S^^-^- sonnl supervision since its infancy,
^ia^y/^7<^cc/u4< Allow no one to decci vo you in tli $:.'.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and??Just-as-good" are but
Experiments tbat trifle with and endanger the health oi'
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORS A
Oastorla is a harmless substitute for Castor <*1, Pare
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and allays Foverislmoss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
CASTOR 8 A
Bears the Signature of
The KM You toe Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TMC CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MUlinAY OTKtCT. NEW YOBK OITV.
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.
R. P. MILAM & CO.,
We offer to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
.We sell all Supplies, ihc best kinds, at.
and make your dollars go furtbest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock Is Complete. Wc cany n well
selected stock of everything from
I $ the cheapest Coffin to the best Me
but talic Cases ; in cloth goods we can y
1 the best?among them embossed
?j4 white plush goods; also black, full
4 draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
SrafeV X'- when Wttnted. We can furnish white
or Llack horses when desired. At
night or ?unday 'Phone R. 1?. Milam's residence or call on I. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp Mouse.
It. P. MILAM & CO.
And for everything under the sun.
Every home lias need of paint
Each kind of .
Is ?I*?i<diy ?litea to some home use?either outside or inside.
It o knowing the right kind of pnint, and putting it on the right
place that makes painting a success. Tell us what you want to paint,
and we'll t?Uyoutho right kind to use.
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BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S. C,