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HE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
POEM OF THE WAR
Lore Story Told iu Verse?An Incident
of Camp Chnso Prison
The following verses were handed
The Advertiser with a request to re
(A confederate so'dlor contributes to
The Atlanta Constitution, a poem writ
ten by Colonel W. s. Hawkins, of Ten
nessee, who a woll as the soldier was a
prisoner at Camp Chase, O., during the
war, and spent muoh labor among the
aiok in the camp. A young anldter en
gaged to be married nnxously looked for
a letter from the woman that he might
read her loving words h "fore he should
die ;but the letter did notcome until af
ter his death, and then it proved to
break off the engagement. Colonel
Hawkins wrote these lines in answer:)
Your letter oame, but oame too late,
For heaven bnd c'almed its own.
Ahl sudden change, from prison bars)
Into the great white throne.
And yet I think he would have stayed
For one more day of pain,
Could he havo read those tardy words
Which yon have tent in vain.
Why did you wait, fair lady,
Through so many weary hours?
Had you other lovers with you,
In that sllKen, dainty bower?
Did others bow before your charms
And twine bright garlands there?
And yet I weon in all that throng
His spirit had no peer.
I wish that you were by now,
As I draw the sheet aside,
To see how pure the look he wore
A while before he.died.
Yet the sorrow that you gavo blm,
Still has left Its weary trace,
And a meek and saintly sadness
Dwells upon that pallid face.
"Hnr love," be Eald, "could ohange for
The winter's cold to rprlng."
Ahl trust of thoughtless maiden's love.
Thou art a bitter thing,
For when these yalleys fair in May
Cnco more with bloom ahall wave,
The northern violets shall blow
Above his human grave.
Your dole of scanty words had been
But more pang to bear:
Though to tho last he kissed with love
This tress of your toft hair.
I did not put it where he said,
For when the angels come,
I would not have them undo the sign
Of falsehood In the tomb,
Cvj read your letter, and I know
The wiles that you have wrought
To win that noble heart of his,
AnrLgained it, fearful thought!
What lavish wealth men sometimes give |
For a trifle, light and small,
What manly forms are often held
In folly's flimsy thrall.
You shall not pity him, for now
He's past your hope and fear;
Although I wish that you could stand
With me beside his bier.
Still I forgive you, heaven knows,
For meroy you have need,
For God his awful judgment sends
On each unworthy deed.
I'd rather be this dear, dear friend,
Than you in all your glee;
For you are held In grievous bonds,
While he'i forever free,
Whom serve we in this life, we serve j
In that which it to come.
He chose his way, you yours; let God
Pronounce the fitting doom.
A Firm tirlp I
On a good, lo*g life is what you will
have if you select your food carefully.
Therefore choose "Olifton" flour for
your bread and you will have a first
class health food three times a day.
M. H. Fowler,
_ T. N. Barksdale.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
City of Laurens.
An Ordinance to Prevent The
Sale of Imported Fish Within
a Certain Time.
Be it Ordained by the City Council of
the City of Laurens:?
$ Sec. 1. That from and after the pas
sage of this ordinance, it shall be un
lawful for any person or persons to
sell, keep, offer or expose for sale, any
salt water or othor imported fish, with
in the corporate limits of the City of
Laurens, between the 1st day of April
and the 1st day of October of each year.
Sec 2. Any person or persms vio
lating this ordinance, or any provision
thereof, shall be fined not lets than Five
($6.00) dollars nor more than Fifty
(?60.00) dollars, or be imprisoned for
? not less than ten days, nor more than
Sec. 8. Any person or persons con*
vioted and sentenced under this ordi
nance, may be, in the discretion of the
Mayor or City Council, required to la
bor on the highways, streets or publio
work* of the City of Laurens, under
ahe direction and control of e munici
pal authorities thereof; or such person
or persons m they may appoint.
See. 4. Any ordinance or ordinances,
thereof, inconsistent with the provis
ions of this ordinance, shall and the
eame ara hereby declared to be re
Done and ratified by the City Coun
ell of the City of Laurent, and the cor
porate seal of the atme hereto affixed,
lots the 26th day of March, 1003.
C. S. GRAY,
h. O. Balle, City Clerk, [l. b. j
AMONI! OUR FRIENDS.
Mrs. II. Terry has le.u visiting in
Col. Williamson II. Martin's condi
tion continues to improve
Mn. Emma Moseley has returned
from a visit to Columbia.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas has returned from
a visit to New York city.
Mrs. W. W.Bali and ohlldren, Katha
rine, Margaret end Eleanor oame up
from Charleston Friday.
Miss Pauline Anderson went to Spar
tanburg last week to visit Mrr. J. T.
Capt J. R. Nolan was quite sick one
day last week but id bettor again and
everybody is glad that the attack was
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan and Mi-ses Jen
nie and Josle have been visiting Miss
Meta 8ullivan at Jone?, Greenwood
Hon. M. P. Tribblo of Anderson is
in the oily this week. Col. Tribblo
formerly lived in Laurens and has
many friends and relatives in the
county. He is now a member of the
legislature from Anderson.
DEATH OF MKS. LANGSTON.
She Had Dorn Married Only a Year
Mrs. Edith Langston, wife of Mr.
Eugene Langston, died last Saturday
and was burled h??re Monday. Mrs.
Langston was Miss Finch bofore her
mamago, which took plnce about a
year ago. Sho was the daughter of the
late Mr. A. M. Finch. She was a
young woman of many graoes of char
acter and had many friends. Her young
husband has many sympathizers in the
great lo?sthat he has sustained.
HAD A CLOSE CALL.
Mr. Brooks' Encounter with a Wicked
Hall of Jersey Ancestry.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Brooks of
Dials township were in the city Satur
day. Mr. Brooks is looking well in
spite of the fact that in a tusslo with a
Jersey bull ten days ago he bad a olose
call. Mr. Brooks says that he was
never frightoned in the sixties like he
was when that anima' had him down.
It really was a narrow escape and it is
probable that had not a colored wo
man come ti tho rescue Mr. Brooks
would have lost his life or been se
This was Mrs. Brooks' first visit to
Laurens in 15 years and she was a very
TeHt Ono Sack
Of ?'Clifton" flour and you will find
it makes more bread, better bread, and
gives better satisfaction than (toy flour
jou can buy.
T. N. Barkedale.
M. H. Fowler.
Very Badly Needed.
Your contribution for the support of
two hundred orphans at tho Thornwell
Orphanage, Clinton, S. C. for the cur
rent month. And it is needed now.
W. P. Jacobs,
The Head of tho House
Can't help being interested in some
thing that will protect the health of
A pure, tcientiflcally milled flour
will do this, and "Clifton" is the name
of the flour. Your grocer sells it.
POPLAR SPRINGS NOTES.
Pleasant Entertainment ? Cases of
Pneumonia- -Visitors and Others.
Poplau sprin09, March 30.?A num
ber of young people gathered at the
residence of Mr. John Klledgo Tuesday
night and otherwiee entertained them
selves. The evening was very pleas
It is reported that there is a case of
pneumonia or two in the community at
Mr. D. L. South'* and Mr. Warren
Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek of Rabun
Creek Section is spending this week
with her daughter, Mrs. Enoch West.
Mr. Pyles of Waterloo now a travel
ing man was here Wednesday.
Mrs. Mary Stewart of Greenwood
Cotton Mills is spending sometime
with her daughter, Mrs. J. Z. Manley.
Mrs. R, Y. J. Elledge and Mrs. W.
C. Hitch spent Thursday night and
Friday over near Ekom, visiting the
former'* mother, Mrs. Jane Cooper.
ROBBED THE GRAVE.
A startling incident, Is narrated by
John Oliver of Philadelphia, as fol
lows: "I was in an awful condition. My
skin was almost yellow, eyes sunken,,
tongue coated, pain continually in
back and sides, no appetite, growing
weaker day by day. Three physicians
had given me up. Then I was advised
to use Electrlo Bitters; to my grent joy,
the first bottle made a decided im
provement. J continued their nse for
three weeks, aud am now a well man.
I know they robbed the grave of an
other victim." No one should fail to
try them. Only 60 cents guaranteed,
at Lauren* Drug Co. and Palmetto
Are you acquainted with "Clifton?
A trial sack will convince you that it
is the best flour manufactured.
M. H-. Fowler. .?
_T. N. Barksdale.
Land and Houses.
Piedmont Savings and
OF GREENVILLE, S. C.
I Represented In Laurens by
W. W. BALL and M. L. COPELAND
Come to most people and cause many
troubles,?pimples, boils and other
eruptions, besides loss of appetite,
that tired feeling, fits of biliousness,
indigestion and headache.
The sooner ono gets rid of them the
better, and the way to got rid of them
and to build up the system that has
suffered from them is to take
Forming in combination tho Spring
Medicine par excellence, of unequalled
strongth in purifying the blood as
shown by unequalled, radical and per
manent cures of
Scrofula Salt Rheum
Scald Head'. Soils, Plmplea
All Kinds of Humor Psoriasis
Blood Poisoning Rheumatism
Catarrh Dyspepsia, Etc
Accept no substitute, but bo sure to
get Hood's, and got it today,
DIED AT SEA.
Jingo, Largest Elephant
TRAVEL KILLED HIM.
Had Been Bought by
1 ho Animal Fined from Day the Ship
Left Liverpool?The Carcass
Burled at Sea.
The olephant Jingo, said to bo larger
than Jumbo, died atsea on the s'eamer
Georpio, which arrived Thursday at
New York from Liverpool. The ani
mal's death occurred March 12 and the
hoge body was burled at sea. An ani
mal show bought Jingo in London.
The elephant had not travelled since
Infancy, and from the time of sailing
from Liverpool It fretted and pined
away. Jingo was 22 years old, twelve
feet high, weighed s?x tons and was
valued at $50,000.
For sixty hours preceding its death
the mammoth beast trumpeted with
out ceasing and twice knocked down
its keeper, Thomas Lawrence, who at
tempted to pacify it. The cries of the
elephant aroused the leopards and ti
gers which were on the?ship and they,
too, joined in the cry, which for three
d*ys kept the crew of tho Georglc on
As each d.iy passed Jingo seemed to
grow worse and squirmed In his nar
row caee in an effort to get out. He
was seourely chained to the cage in
such a position in the aft hatchway
that escape was Impossible. On the
IVf ih day out the animal'tj condition be
came such that Lawrence gave him
whiskey and kept him under the Influ
ence of 1'quor for a1 most three days. It
wa9 then that Jingo became even more
savage than ever and began the trum
The entire crow went to Lawrence's
assistance on tho eleventh day and
joined with him in an effort to pacify
Jingo. They all fatted, however, and
twice iho brast got its trunk through
the bars of the cage and struck the
keeper with such force that be was
thiown to the dock. The other ani
mals joined in the great noise until
0 o'clock on the morning of the 12th,
when suddenly Jingo's cries ceased.
Lawrence ran to the cage to 11 r 1 the
aminal dead. His carcass was ex
amined and after it was decided that it
could not be stuffed it was ordered
The spring time, Obi how beautiful,
The Eden of the year is loaded full
Of blossoms and flowers, for each one's
And the fragrance that Itbrings'ls rare?
The peach, plum and apple trees are in
And as the bees fly around they sing
And as they ily from tree to tree,
They light in the blossom to get honey.
The trees are budding, and the plants
coming up, ,
The lizzards and the insects coming up
with a hump
And the flsh In the streams are
Nibbling at the floherman's snare.
Ohl that spring-time could last through
out the year
What a glorious time, for each one to
To enjoy the fragranoo of the flowers,
And in different ways, while away the
happy hours. ?
Maxky L. Hitch.
March 16, 03.
At the First Sign
That your Eyes are
Hurting,*" you Should
visit us. It may mean blind
ness if you persist in think
ing lhat it is nothing, and
that iv is not worth while to
attend to it. It will only take
a little of your time and
money to have us test your
eyes and fit you properly.
PLANT GOOD SEED.
Don't lose both the cost of Jour seed
and the oportuoity of making the
crop by hunting up cheap seed.
Peop'o generally get what they keep
calling for nnd tho growers can sup
ply them if oheap rather than coon
seed are demanded.
We Sell Seed that Grow.
Peas, Bean*, Cane, Onion 8ots and
Flower Seed for the ladies.
Laurens Drug Co,
Gooda Delivered Phone 75 .
Preservation of The
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County ok Laurbns,
CITY OF LAURENS.
BE IT ORDAINED by the City of
Sec. 1. That from aud after the pas
sage of this ordinance, it st>ali be un
lawful for any person or nersons, after
the 15th day of April, 1903, to keep a
hog, or hogs, within the corporate lim
its of the City of Laurens, unless the
same be confined on a space of ground
containing not lesa than one fourth acre
to each hog.
Sec. 2. Any person or persons violat
ing the provisions of this ordinance
shall be fined not less than Two Dollars
nor more than Twenty Dollars, or bo
imprisoned for a term not less than five
days or moro than twenty-five days, and
during said period of Imprisonment the
person or persons so sentenced, may,
In the discretion of the Mayor or City
Council be required to labor upon the
highways, streets, or public works of
the City of Laurens, under the control
and supervision of the municipal au
thorities of the said city, or snob person
or persons as they may appoint.
Sec. 3. That any other ordinance or
oidinanoes inconsistent with the provis
ions of this ordinance, shall be, and are
hereby declared, repealed.
Done and ratified by the City Council
of the City of Laurens, and the- seal of
the City hereto affixed, this the 20th day
Of March, 1903.
(~??0 C. E. GRAY,
?< [Seal.[ L, G. Bam.k, Mayor,
( ? City Clerk.
State of feonth Caroline.
County ot Laurens.
In Court of Probate.
Whereat, Lula Dendy has made suit to
me to jrrant her Letters of Adn.lnlatra
tlon, with will annexed, or* the Estnto and
effects of E. J. Dtmdy, dce'd?
These are therefor** to cite and admon
ish, all and singular, the kindred nnd
creditors of said E. J. Dmdy, deceased,
that they bo and appear before uie in the
Court of Probate, to bo held at Laurens
C. M., 3. O.. on the 4tb day of April,
1003. after publication thereof, at 11 o'clock
In the forenoon, to show cause, If any they
have, why the said administration should
not be granted.
Oiven ander my Hand Ibis 18th day of
O. O. THOMPSON, j. f. r,. o.
V7. B. KNIOHT. R.E. BABB
KNIGHT & BABB,
Atorneys at Law.
sfiT Will practice in all the State and
Federal Court*. Htriot attention to all
business intrusted to them
Office op-stairs, Simmons' Building.
Marble Shipment Received
Mr. J. C. Smith, the well-known
dealer in marble monuments and tomb
stones, has Just received a shipment
of three oar-loads of marble.
Mr. Smith guarantee* first-class
work, promptly done, at low prjce?,
and Invites inquiries and correspond
Dress up the
Home for Easter!
Is there a home in all Laurens so com
pletely furnished and decorated as to need
nothing? Is there a home-maker indif
ferent to economy and elegance? Of course
not! Then it follows that our great
EASTER SALE OF FURNITURE,
FLOOR COVERINGS, CHINA AND
ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS
should command the attention of home-makers. Just what vou need, just
you need it and at just the price you can pay. /' .
There are Many Ways of Painting
But only ONE WAY of Painting Well!
oxonnorTschweers' uquid paints.
inp Looks DCCTTI us know Just what you want?
L3StS DaCaJ I 1 cven though you never saw it for sale
and we will supply you.
Color Cards Will be Sent on Application.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
Oftlco and Salesroom 811 Broad, St. ? * n ?
Factory 844 and 840 Reynolds, St. AUgUSlll, I* 11.
For sale by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Color Cards and information cheerfully given.
R. P. MILAM & CO.,
We ?fter to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
.We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, .it.
ind make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We carry a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest" Coftin to the best Me
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp House.
It. P. MILAM & CO
Clod Crusher and Leveler.
Six.es 3 to 13^
The best pulverizer?cheapest
Ribing Harrow on earth. The
Acme crushes, cuts, pulverizes,
turns and levels all soils for all
purposes. Made entirely of cast
steel and wroughtiron?indes
R. Lee Meares, Agent, R. F. D. No. 1,
Fountain Inn, S. C.
CRACK GOES THE WHIP
IN COME THE ORDERS
The Virgi&ialarolina Cbmkal Co,
SELLS THE VERY BEST QRADES OF
AT THE VERY LOWEST COST
It pays to fertilize your lands w
Tho Virginia Carolina Chemical Co..
CHARLESTON. S. C. .
Fertilizers on Earth"
Clothing for Men
from $2,85 a Suit up,
Boys' Clothing Cheaper,
Where? At the
Cash Bargian Store.
Laurens, S. C. J. L. Hopkins.
"Saving at the Spigot
^ at me bim
That's what buying poor paint
mcaii3. Taint may be low-priced
by tho gallon and bo extravagant
Made to paint buildings with.
BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S. C,
^ (jlenn Springs ^
! Gitter pie. I
The best on the market! jg|
For sale at A
Laurens S. C. ?
I have opened a Restaurant in tho
Babb Building for WIHTiC PEOPLK
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and First
class sorvioe assured Moals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Pros h
Oysters on hand.
on Harper Street.
Mules and Horses.
The undersigned under the name of
Barksdale, Franks A Irby will deal
in mulos and horses at Laurens. Stoak
wlil be kept at Ed Martin's Stable;
r??ar of Enterprise Batik.
We have rooelved a carload of fine
Kentucky mules and also have a num
bor of (rood horses . on hand. We In
vite the patronage-' of the p^opl** of
T. N. Barksdale,
Jno. A. Franks,
I W.O. Irby.