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LAURENS, S. t'., Oct. 7, 1008.
Lkxinoton, October, IT?This re
markable trial, of a prisoner who,
whilo lieutenant governor, shot a man
down in the streets of Columbia with a
pistol which was itself a novelty in a
rogion whore tho pistol is not uncom
mon may last two weeks, or moro, be
yond this week. It may end with next
weok. Four days have been con
sumed. Tho eye-wltnosBes to the
shootlog have not yot be?n on the
stand. Four members of tho house of
representatives from threo counties
have to?tifled. A member of congress,
D. Wyatt Aiken, is hero as a state's
witness. Two state senators aro state's
witnesses. Prominent lawyers from
various counUos and other mon con
spicuous in alTairs aro hero to testify
on one or tho other side. Two llttlo
boys have testified for the prosecution.
A lady, Mrs. Melton, is one of tho im
portant eye-witnesses. Twelve or thir
toen lawyers represent the defendant.
Five assist tho solicitor in prosecuting.
A member of congress, Col. Croft, Is
tho defendant's leading counsel. Ex
Attorney General Bollinger and Solici
tor Thurmond who are of tho prosecu
tion were defeated by Mr. Croft for
congross last. year. Another lawyer,
Mr. Johnstonc, was a candidate for the
Unltod States Sonate laH year. Wil
liam Elliott, Jr., of tho state's counsel,
is tho son of one of his opponents. The
prisoner himself was a candidate for
governor in last year's 'primaries. He
is a nephew ot a United States senator
and ex-governor. Mr. Bloase, whom
Tillman defeated for lieutenant gov
ornor, la another of his lawyers. The
Hies of a dally no wspap? for a year,
covering in largo part ;he history of
tho stato for that time, are in tho evi
dence. Newspaper men are here from
Charleston, Augusta, Richmond, New
York and other cities. And yet?I
have frequently seen a larger crowd in
the court house in Laurens watching
the trial of a negro for stealing a hog
than I have seen on any day in the
Lexington Court House since this trial
began. This is not a Lexington case.
The people of this county are looking
after their cotton-picking. It is none
of their affair. Their county officers
will see to tho comfort and order of
the court room and they will not inter
fere, even by manifesting especial in
terest by their presence.
A question in this case is: Should a
newspaper editor, who believes and
has reason to believe that a candidate
for a great oilier is dishonest and cor
rupt, expose him, or out of considera
tion for his foollngs, say nothing? It
should be remembered that not The
State alone attacked Jim Tillman In
tho campaign. Many other newspa
pers, some of them staunch supporters
of Senator Tillman, denounced him in
stronger terms than The State used.
Supposo this. A handsome, well
dressed young man comes to Laurens.
He has good manners and "gets in"
with the best people. He is a charm
ing fellow. I, editor of Thk Advkr
tiser, happen to know that he is a
professional swindler and forger. I
have reason to believe that if left un
molested he will rob the banks and
paople of Laurens of thousands. The
Advertiser appears with an article
telling the people what this delightful
stranger really is. Tho banks and the
public aro on guard. Their vaults and
pocket-books are protected by the
publication. Nevertheless, the man
has been horribly abused, he does not
disprove the charges, but his feelings
are woundod.He meets mo in the streets
and shoots me down. Shall he be pun
ished? Or did I deserve to be shot
down booause I protected my people
through the newspaper which I have
the responsibility to ddit?
Jim Tillman was a candidate for gov
ernor. I am not saying that he was
guilty of tho charges The State pre
ferred. The fact that ho was a candi
date invited investigation of his re
cord. The State printed its evidence
with Its charges. Tillman's answers
from tho stump last.summer were mere
denials. Any Intelligent man may now
obtain the editorials and judge for
himself. Tho State printed them all
again last weok. Whatever the re
sult of this trial the charges made by
The State against Tillman have not
The point ,is this: suppose merely
for tho sake of the argument, that The
State's charges woro true. Ought The
Stato to have hold its peace? Suppose
an escaped jail-bird settles in Laurens
and runs for tho legislature and my pa
per is in a position to warn the people
against him. I do so. He shoots me.
Are you going to justify him? I have
hoard of an editor who lived in Lau
rens many yoars ago. He denounced
the carpet-baggers and radicals week
in and week out. A distinguished South
Carolinian who had been his friend
but had become a republican said that
the oditor should have been hung, said
that he was responsible for the upris
ing of the whito people of Laurens
against the ctrpet-baggers and icala
wags. To his death'the editor was proud
of the testimonial from the Republican
Would you have the South Carolina
editors to be men who fear to condemn
publio men whom thoy believe to be
enemies of the state?
When a newspaper false'y charges a
man with crime tho editor may be ar
rested and jailed. He and his paper,
in addition, may b3 sued for damages.
That Is the law of libel. Carefully tho
law guards the oltl/en, the honest and
upright citizen, from abuse by the
press. Tillman had an easy remedy In
the courts, criminal and ctvll. If Gon
zalos chargod Tillman with dishonesty,
why did not Tillman send him Jo jail?
It is not for mo to pass judgment on
Tillman now. I do not. Let the Lex
ington jury speak.
, For the oight yoars preceding his
? ?arely agreed as to political is
sues with my dead friend, the editor of
The State. But let me say as I have
said before: the people of South Caro
lina lost a guardian and helper in him.
He was a newspapor man who darod to
take his life in his hands. Since his
death ovll men have breathed more
freely in South Carolina. Over in Co
lumbia ths men who run gambling
dives have found life loss beset with
trouble. Tho lawless throughout South
Carolina have felt more secure. They
at least have tho right to rejoice that
bis watchful eyes are closed forever;
that his groat, clear mind has ceased
to think. W. W. B.
A CASE OF IT.
Many More Like It in Lau
The following case is but one of
many similar occurring daily in Lau
rens. It is an easy matter to verify
Its correctness. Suroly you cannot ask
for hotter proof than tuch a conclusive
G. W. Wallace, residing on Garling
ton St., extended, says: "Doan's Kid
ney Pills benetltcd mo more greatly
than any other remedy I ever used. 1
Buffered from backacho for months at
a time, so severe at times as to almost
lay me up. A sharp pain would strike
me right across tho small of my back
ouco in a while that would mako mo
almost yell right out. Tho kidney eo
cretlons wero very dark in color, full
of sediment and very annoying from
their too frequent action, particularly
at night. I tried a number of remedies
but without relief until I went to tho
Palmetto Drug Co.'s store and got a
botto of Doan's Kidney Pills. On tak
ing them I oxperionced a change for
the bettor almost immediately. The
backache soon left me, the kidneys be
came normal and regular so I could go
to bed and sloop all night and arise in
the morning feeling rested and re
For sale by all dealers. Price 25
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, n.
Y., sole agents for the Uniteel Status.
Remember the name ?Doan's and
take no substitute.
First Cost Not the Cheapest.
The first cost of an article does not
necessarily dotermlne Its cheapness.
For instance, a sack of "Clifton" Hour
may cost you a little more than other
so-culled patent (lours, but it will be
cheaper to you in the end. Why? Be
cause it will not only make more bread
to tho sack, but take less lard and soda
to make It. Or'.er a sack of "Clifton"
and make a test for yourself. It will
prove the tru'h of this statement.
T. n. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
Go to Williamson's for Cut Glass.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
People's Loan and
Of Laurens, in the State of South Caro
lina, at Close of Business,
September, 30th, 11)08.
Loans and Discounts, $ 295,118.21
Stocks and Bonds, 10,000.00
Due from Bank?, 51,421.5]
Expenses and taxes paid, 919.13
Real Estate, F. and F., 0,476.00
Cash on hand, 28,280.01
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Undivided profits, 02,140 52
Dividends Unpaid, 1,812.00
Cashier's Checks, 1,000.00
Due from Banks, 312.25
Bills Payable, 00,000.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,)
County op Laurens. j
Personally appeared boforo me, J. W.
Todd, who being sworn says: That he
is Cashier of the above named Bank
and that the foregoing statement is
true to the best of his knowledge and
J. W. todd,
Sworn to and subscribed boforo me
this first day of Octob9r, 1903.
C. W. Tunk,
J. O. O. Fleming,
W. L. Gray,
J. H. Traynham.
B??i the Tin Kind You Hate Always Bougbl
State of South Carolina.
Court of Common Pleas.
Dr. John H. Miller, Plaintiff, against
Lizzie Langford, Martha Williams,
Robert Langford, Tessie Langford,
Jim Langford and Ben Langford, De
To the Defendants above named;
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint In this
action, of which a copy h herewith
scrvod upon you, and to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at the office of F. I'.
McGovran, Laurens, South Carolina,
within twenty doys aftor the service
hereof, exc'uslve of the day of such
service; and if you fall to answer the
complaint within tho time aforesaid,
the Plaintiff in this action will apply
to the Court for the relief demanded in
Dated September, 22, A.D., 100?.
JoriN F. Bor/r, o. o. c. P. l. c a. c.
F. P. McGowan,
To Ben Langford, one of the defend
ants above named: Take notice that
the complaint in the above stated ac
tion was filed in the office of Clerk of
the Court of Common Pleas for Lau
rens County, South Carolina, Sep
tember, 22, 1003.
F. P. McGowan,
October, i, 1008?Ot.
Notice to Creditors.
AH persons holding olainu against
the estate of John R. Smith, deceased,
are hereby notified and required to
present them duly attested to the
Judge of Probate of Laureos County at
his office on or before the 8ih day of
Ootober, 1903. ?
September, 14, 1903.
THE, GH IT
Cyrus Uobunsend ?radjr.
Author of "KShi South*rn*rj." "In Ihm Vtfajp'j flu!." Etc.
Copyright. 1900. by CHA.KLES- SCR IB /* E*R'jr SOS/S
O'xEII.t, WIM, KEEP IIIS HONOR.
T- HE admiral had fully matured
Ida plans during the night)
W:,:< l)n'l,;U('d to make the
lggS~sJ assault upon iho fortlQcatlons
of O'Neill's honor at the most con
venient seasou. In order to have a
clear field for his operations, he had
dispatched his son upon an errand
which would necessitate his absence
until the evening. It had been with
his foil knowledge that his captive
had been allowed to meet and converse
with his ward. lie trusted more to the
fascinations of that young woman to
effect his end than to any other known
agency, In fact.
Beauty and affectlou when allied
have ever been most potent weapons,
OVOII when used to .promote the cause
of treachery and dishonor. Not that
the admiral himself would have done
anything he considered dishonorable.
He would rather have cid oft his right
hand, which had done such stout serv
ice for his king; he would sacrifice his
life, his son's life, anything, rather
than Jeopard It. hut he would not hesi
tate to cajole the young Irishman into
betraying his lender If be could.
Though bo shouid despise him If he
acceded to the terms he would propose,
yet he would not refrain from making
use of him oven to his own undoing. If
possible. 'Twas the custom of war,
and the obloquy which In similar in
stances has ever been heaped upon the
tempted has not seemed to attach It
self to the tempter under such condi
Still the admiral did not rejoice In
the situation, and ho could not make
up his mind Just how much It was
necessary to offer, lie had rather an
uncomfortable feeling that ho could go
very far and then not succeed after all.
Yet the greatness of the stake for
which he played, he thought, would
Justify his action, for the person of
John Paul Jones was certainly more
coveted than that of any other man
who had ever waned against the Eng
lish flag. The governor had under his
Immediate command two excellent
frigates the Sornpls, forty-four, and
the Scarborough, twenty-eight- and if
through his planning and foresight
they should capture Jones and his
ships he might aspire to any honor in
the gift of the king.
"Good morning, my dear marquis,"
ho said pleasantly as soon as the young
lieutenant was ushered into the office.
"Good morning to your lordship," nn
sworod O'Neill bravely.
"I have sent for yon to give you the
run of the castle today," continued the
admiral, much to the prisoner's sur
prise. "I shall be occupied with prep
arations rendered necessary by the ad
vent of your friends the Americans,
and urgent business required that I
dispatch your acquaintance, my son,
on an errand which will keep him
away until evening. Meanwhile I
leave you to the tender mercies of my
ward, the Lady Elizabeth. In the even
ing I shall have something of great im
portance to say to you. You will give
me your parole, of course, and I trust
that you may have a pleasant day."
"In the presence of Lady Elizabeth,
sir, all moments nre hours of pleasure.
I can never sufficiently thank you for
your Indulgence. You have crowned
the victim with a chnplet of roses be
fore offering him upon the altar," an
swered the bewildered officer. He sus
pected something, but in the thought
of another day with his heart's desire
be resolutely put aside all oilier things
?one day, in the (strain of life, so much
"Never mind about the altar now,"
said the admiral. "Enjoy the day, and
perhaps the termination of It may fit
Such a day as the two young people
passed together comes not often In
earthly calendars. There was one sub
ject which was forbidden them by hon
or and discretion. They therefore talk
ed of other things and thought only of
that, and the restraint In which each
was held made their true opinions as
open to each other as the day Itself.
They wandered together about the cas
tle walls, gazed out upon the sparkling
sea and allowed Ibcmsclvcs to dream
that the day would never end. They
forgot the black future and lived only
in ihe fleeting moments of the present,
'Tis the habit of youth and love.
When the? night fell they separated
reluctantly, to meet again by her ap
pointment in half an hour In the great
hall, for what reason he knew not. That
she wished it was sufficient for him.
There had come Into Elizabeth's head
a (pialnt conceit. She wished to sur
prise him, As she left him she ran
hastily to the ancient wardrobe in her
private apartment, In which, with the
prudent forethought of her ancestors,
her mother's wedding robe was laid
away in sprigs of lavender. Hastily
dolling her own garments and assisted
by loo skillful fingers ? her maid, she
arrayed herself Hierein.
The body of the dress was of heavily
brocaded while satin, worn over mod
erate hoops; the bodice wos cut low
and square across the neck and shoul
ders and terminated in n pointed
Rtouiachor of delicate pale blue, lacod
over the front with silver cord. The
short, rather full sleeves edged with
priceless lace left the sweet young
arms bare to the dimpled olboW. The
overdress or pannier, looped with gold
cord on either side, was of a fugitive
shade of paJo v.'ild iuw, tho dress
was lifted In front to show her dainty
feet in their diamond buckled, pre
posterously high heeled, pointed toed,
blue satin shoes and rose colored, gold
clocked stockings. When she stood
up a little train swept tho fioor.
Tho old fashioned waist of her gown
was vei-y decollete; Bho blushed at tho
thought of it; but as It was in tho
picture, she draped it with dellcato
tulle, loss white than her neck itself,
and caught hero and thero by tiny
diamond stars, and so she put It brave
ly on. To redress her hair was an
easy matter; the low coiffure, with tho
hair unpowdored and rolled obovo her
broad, low brow, after tho stylo of tho
beautiful but venal Pompndour, and
adorned with three delicate whlto os
trich tips, and with a string of pearls
Intertwined in its mashes, was most
becoming. With enget bands rum
maging among her mother's Jewels, she
soon found and twined the brilliant
necklnce of tho picture about her
throat; on her breast she pinned a
great sunburst of diamonds, in tho
tnldet of which Hushed a gleaming
sapphire, A Uttlo blOi'K mick. or two
on her cheeks completed her prepara
Thon, full of anticipation for her
lover, she run down to tlio hall. To
her great disappointment the room was
empty; ho had not yet conic, She
waited a momont; her eyes fell upon
tho frame from which tlio rtftminnts
Of the tattered painting had been re
moved, which was leaning on a dais in
front of an alcove against the wall,
Just beneath tho spot where tho pic
ture had hung. A new thought oc
curred to her. Why not? She eagerly
pushed the old chair behind the frame,
arranged it us It bad been iu tho pic
ture, and sat down in exactly the sanio
position her mother had assumed when
the portrait bad been painted. She
had often practiced it before the mir
ror, nnd had acquired tho pose per
The rich, dark old tapestry of nrras
forincil nn appropriate background,
nnd life and love und expectation
threw a light in her eyes nnd painted
lipon her checks hues that no skill,
howovor cunning, could have duplicat
ed, no palette save that of Nature In
her rarest mood supplied. The girl
had forgotten for the moment her en
gagement to another; she had forgotten
the Impending fate which hung over
the man she truly loved. She was only
a woman, loving, beloved, waiting.
Tho thought of his surprise, tho con
sciousness of her own beauty, deepened
the color on her cheeks and the palpi
tation of her bosom told of the beating
of her heart.
She looked hastily about her, nnd as
the door opened settled herself In the
position of sweet repose of the picture.
Never had earth borne a fairer woanan.
The llrst sound that struck her ear was
tho somewhat harsh voice of her
guardian. A wavo of disappointment
swept across her. She half rose as if
to discover herself, nnd then as sho
heard her lover's voice she sank back
nnd waited, motionless nnd expectant.
"Lieutenant Harry O'Neill, marquis
do Rlchemont, 1 bid you good evening,"
said the admiral genially.
"Sir, good evening to you," replied
O'Neill, something warning him of nn
"Allow me," said tlio admiral, pass
ing his snuffbox, from which both gen
tlemen helped themselves elaborately.
"1 have here," continued the old man,
drawing a pleco of paper from tho
desk as they walked toward the center
of the room, neither of them noticing
tho picture at the moment, ns It was
behind them, "some account of the Jtfo
nnd adventures of one Gerald O'Neill,
some time gentleman of tho County
Clare, In Ireland, who rebelled against
his gracious majesty King George II.,
of blessed memory, in the year 1715.
His lands we re eschented to tho crown,
his lifo forfeited. Unfortunately for
us, nnd fortunately for him, ho escaped
to the continent, entered the service of
Louis X v". and became"?
"You inny spnro me any further de
tails, my lord. I know them too well,
lie became a marshal of France, and
"Two great honors, surely," said tha
admiral, smiling pleasantly.
"I thank your lordship for the compli
ment. Tray proceed."
"I have here, also, a brief account of
tho history of another gentleman in
Whom I doubt not you are deeply in
"And that Is"?
"One Barry O'Neill, marquis do
"Your very humble servant, sir."
"Your discrimination does you honor,
marquis," said the ndmlrnl playfully.
"Faith, sir, you rend me nn easy rid
"I find that you havo been concerned
In every treasonable plot against his
majesty which lias been hatched on tho
continent since you were out of lead
"Rather hard, but true, sir. An Irish
man, you know, is naturally a rebel and
"Quito so, nnd those who aro not
drowned may expect to bo hanged,"
tiald the admiral sternly.
"As I am a sailor I might reasonably
havo hoped for tho former end, but I
have forfeited my rights by coming on
shore, I suppose." lie paused, and ns
the admiral nodded gravely ho contin
ued with well simulated indifference:
" 'Tis not a pleasant modo of death,
my lord, nor one that I would havo
chosen, nor one that is becoming a gen
tleman, but I trust I shall meet It with
equanimity nt least." O'Neill wns a
little paler than before, but still daunt
"I am glad to see that you aro a man
of such resolution, sir," said the ad
miral. "If your discretion equal your
courage, tho matter may bo arranged."
"It Is useless to try it," wns tho re
ply. "To have known your wnrd, to
have seen her nnd to know that sho Is
destined for tho arms of another mukes
life a hell and death n pleasure."
"Is it so?" said tho ndmlrnl, pausing.
"Think of tho days of your own
youth, sir, and one that you loved, and
you will understand mo."
Tho admiral reflected. The stake ho
was playing for was so high, his desire
was so great, that, like tho woman who
hesitated, ho fell. Thero would bo
some way out of It, surely. As ho drew
near to tho moment nnd to tho goal
his overwhelming deslro took posses
sion of him nnd blinded him. Deslro
blinds ns well ns love.
"luven that," finally ho said slowly,
looking meaningly nt O'Neill the while,
"mny be arranged."
"Good God I" said O'Neill, white to
tho lips. "What Is It you would havo
mo do? SpenkI Titles, rank, station,
friends, fame, opportunities, lifo itself,
would I cheerfully glvo for her who
has taken possession of nie. Speak, my
lord!" cried tho young mnrt entront
Tho heart of the girl In tho picturo
frame in tho dnrk corner stopped Its
beating. Tho gates of heaven, ns It
were, had been opened before her.
What wns tho proposition?
"Listen 1" said tho admiral slowly, at
last. Ho was suro ho had him now.
"I could settlo the course of the
world while I wait for your reply, sir.
Deluy no longer, I pray you; I am In
a torturo of npprchonslon," said
"I design not to tnko from you rank
nor station nor lands nor position," re
plied tho ndmlrnl. "1 offer you n free
pardon for nil your past offenses?nay
it shall cover your father's as well, if
you wish. Thero shall bo a restoration
of the aneleqt lauds of your Yonerable
house. I will put your feet upon a
ladder by whleb you may rlso to the
very highest position. I open before
you vistas of honorable advancement
in the servlco of your rightful king in
your nutlvc laud, in which there is no
limit to which a man of courage may
"These are nothing," said the young
man Impetuously, "beside Lady Elisa
beth Howard. Some of the things you
mention I now have; boujo I do uot
wish; some are nothing to me. But
your ward, sir what of bor?"
"Oh, what a lover is there!" whis
pered lo herself the girl 111 the picture
frame1, forgetting tlio pose, elnsplng
her white hands and leaning forward
with shining eyes, blushing cheeks and
parted lips, listening with wildly beat
ing heart. This in her breast now
was love. Indeed, in no way ll'to to tho
pale affection with which she regard
ed tho unfortunate Coventry. The ad
miral spoke again, fixing Iiis eye upon
the young man. Ills words came slow
"Well, sir. I will even agree to In
terpose no objections to your suit for
the hand of my waul.''
'?l'.ut thai Is tantamount to giving
your consent, my lord," said O'Neill,
coming nearer to him in great surprise,
his heart hour ling, nnd yet there must
What arc the conditions?"
bo some conditions to the royal gift.
The admiral bowed. "And Major (.'ov
entryV" cried the Irishman.
"Ills desires must give way to?or?
reasons of state," said the admiral de
cisively. "I will arrango all that. If
you can obtain her consent to your
suit sho is yours, provided"? He
paused significantly. Ah, the condi
"My consent!'' thought Elizabeth,
happiness Hooding her like a wave,
and then she remembered that she was
a woman, and Indignation found a
lodgment in her being. 'Twas not
Ilms she would be wooed and won,
not In this bartering way disposed of.
By what right did any oue, even her
guardian, presume to? O'Neill was
"W hat are the conditions-what Is It
you wish mo to do? If it be In human
power, 'tis done. Torment mo no
more. As you are a man nnd havo a
heart, speak!" In his agitation tho
younger man seized the elder by tho
"I desire you to go back to your ship
and arrange to put In my possession
the person of John raid Jones," said
the admiral, with the greatest delib
eration, concealing bis anxiety by an
appearance of great firmness as he non
chalantly bellied himself to a pinch of
snuff. An accurate observer would
havo noticed that the trembling of his
hands belied his simulated calmness.
It was out now! What would tho
man say or do? Elizabeth sank back
appalled. So this was the coi illtton;
this was tho test. Ho was lo choose
between her and black treachery-dis
honor! Ills answer, what would It be?
Had her Idol feet of clay, after all?
Her fate hung in the balance. Sho
could never survive his shame If ho
fell; if not-ah!
O'Neill released tho admiral at once,
stared at him a long moment in horri
fied silence, shrank away from him
and sank down In the chair and buried
his face In his hands for a little space.
His two auditors wailed, hope for dif
ferent results trembling in either heart.
Presently he looked up and rose to his
"Treachery? dishonor?shame! And
with her innoceiico and youth and
beauty you bait your trap!" ejaculated
O'Neill brokenly. The admiral still
played with his snuffbox, his eyes
averted, his bands trembling still. Was
it ago or?
"Oh, my Ood, my God!" continued
tho sailor, stricken to tho very heart.
"To raise my hopes to such a pitch
to put the cup of happiness to my very
lips?to open tho gates of heaven in my
very presence, and couple your propo
sitions with this?this infamy! I am
a lover, sir, you know it well, but you
should not havo forgotten that I am,
ho furo everything else, a gentleman.
How could you do it? It 111 becomes
your years," ho went on Impetuously,
In mounting Indignation. "I am your
prisoner?your captive, but I knew not
that misfortune gave you a right to In
sult me thus. My lord, my lord, tho
ladder upon which you put my feet
leads down, not up. Hell, not heaven,
Is its end!"
"Think!'' said tho admiral doggedly,
feeling tho game was lost, but, llko a
desperate gamester, playing on. "Tho
Lady Elizabeth is nt tho end, where'er
"1 lovo her, God only knows how
much I lovo her. From tho moment I
saw her I havo had no thought but for
her. I could not look her In the face
and be guilty of this thing." Tho girl
In the picture almost cried aloud for
Joy in this triumph of her lover's hon
"She shall never know," replied tho
rtdtnlral. "! will pledge my word of
Tho honor of the tempter for tho dis
honor of the tempted! O'Neill laughed
"It has not In forty years of servlco
been called in question," replied the
old man, stilling his growing shame.
"Nor has mine,"'said O'Neill, "until
this hour. You nro her guardian, an
old man. Your gray bnlrs should pro
tect you, but 'tis well for you that I
have no SWOI'd, for I swear I would
plunge It first Into your heart and then
Into my own!"
"Think what It Is I offer," persisted
the other. "Compare It to what you
now have !n the" way of worldly hon
or. What do you care for that bit of
striped hunting ami IhOSO beggarly reb
els who have presumed to doc.'nro a re
public? What Is n republic anyway,
nnd what fund Ion has it in a gentle
man's life, pray? What have we to
do with the common people? What
nro their aspirations to you? Wind af
filiations have you for that low born
gardener, turned pirate nnd buccaneer
to ravage our coasts,dishonor our Hag?
This is the kingdom in which you were
horn. Here your rightful nlleglauco is
duo. 1 offer you for flic giving ui> ?l
a?sentiment which possesses you the
favor oi* your king rind the hand of the
woman you love, every earthly thing
to make you happy. You arc an exile,
a ?wanderer, a soldier of fortune. I
give you a country again."
"And do you, a man of honor, advise
"Damnation, sir: i advise nothing.
I offer. The decision rests with you."
"Ah, I thought so! And what would
you do In my place, tsIrV"
"I'm not there, thank (2od'." said the
old man fervently. "And I repeal you
must decide yourself."
"Very good. sir. It is true that I like
not that republic. It-- principles are
nothing to me. But I have found that
gardener's son a man-aye, a gentle
man" You have called me n landless
man, an exile, a Bold lor of fortune -
that, too, Is true. But to Captain Jones
nnd bis service 1 have pledged my hon
or; 'tis nil I have. Tho stars and stripes
arc become my Hag. I wear tho uni
form, 1 eat tho bread of the lulled
States. You may break my heart, de
stroy my life. You cannot break my
word. There Is not power and place
enough In the three kingdoms?no, not
*ven on their throne ?not beauty
enough even in Elizabeth Howard to
tempt me, 'a compel mo to do that.
Say no uior . You have your answer!"
to l?e continued
Hmv? >ou seen "\\ llamson's new
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice in all Sl:ito Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
CLEANING AND DYEING DONE
Cleaning and Dyeing Club up stairs
over old l'ost Otlicc.
'Phono No. 70. W. R. DOZIJ3R.
On Storage and for Sale.
Guano, Hay, Brick, Wagons, Hay
Presses, Mowers, Hay Bake, Corn, Ce
ment and a few barrels of Coal Tar,
and have plenty room for any kind of
j. Wade Anderson,
"I don't think we- cnnkl krop
houno vithout Thcdford'a Maok
Draught. Wo hnvo vised it- Im Mio
family for over two yearn vit> iho
best of result*. 1 have u< t hnd a
doctor lu th-< houno for that K ?.iu'!i
of i hue. It i? :i doctor la Itself and
al ways ready to mnko n person well
an I happy."?JAMES HALL, Jack
Because this great inedicino
relieves stomach pains,frees tho
constipated bowels and invigor
ates the torpid liver and weak
necessary in the home where
Thcdford'a Ulack-Draught is
kept, i'nmilies living in the
country, miles from any physi
cian, have been kept in health
for years with this medicine ns
their only doctor. Thcdford'a
Block - Draught cures bilious
ness, d, pepsin, colds. chMIs and
fever, .id blood, headaches,
diarrhoea, constipation, colic
and almost every other ailment
because the stomach, bowels
liver nnd kidneys so nearly con
trol the health.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take oaro of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
In making, and if you bale your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at tho proper
timo you not only savo room and time,
but you save .'13 per cent of tho nutrl
cious matter that evaporates when it is
not balod. Tho
Kyle Hay Tress
tills a long felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous th at the K Y LE
HAY PRESS is unexcelled by any
press on the market. It is going to
the front, already a groat number of
thom have boon sold, you only need to
try it to bo pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horso. It Is cheap,
durable, simple in construe'ion and
easily mounted. It is tho only press
that can be mado or repaired on tho
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other pross has
this advantage. It is tho only press
that tho farmor can afford to buy, it
pays for Itself out of the first orop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and halo his hay at tho proper time.
A. L. IIUDGENS,
Laurens, S. C.
FOR FALL SOWING.
_ Farmefl and Gardeners who de.
fdro the latest and fullest informa
Vegetable and Farm Seeds
should write for Wood's New
Pall Catalogue. It tells all about
tho fall planting of Lettuce, Cab
bage and otlur Vegetable crops
which are proving ho profitable to
Mint hern grow ei s. Also about
Crimson Clover, Vetches,
Grasses and Clovers,
Seed Oats, Wheat,
Rye, Barley, etc.
Wood's New Fall Catalogue mailed
free on request, Write for it.
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Lauren ; County.
Address: Gkay Court, S. C.
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?Vegctable PreparntionFor As
slmilatlng UicFood andHcgula
liiig live Stomachs andBowcls of
1NFAN TS. /CHI L l> H K N
ness and Rest.Contains neither
Opium .Morphine nor>lii\?raL
Not ^vrcotic .
/'?".', ?'<? Seed"
/:.'?//? Mut -
siniir Srref t
/hffff/tiwit - j
Hi CintiuttnlrSoga *
11'.-at Seed -
A period Remedy for Constipa
tion , Soiu Stomach,Diarrhoen
Worms .Convulsions ?Fcverish
ness and Loss of Sljeki?.
Pac simile Signature oF
, AI b i no ii lb V old.
Doshs - ]jC \ IN I s
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
For Infants and Children
The Kind You Have
TMS OCNTAVR tOMPANV. NIW YOIIK CITY.
The Latest Styles as
Seen on the Counters at
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
this cloth resembles the Mel rose hut of a
smoother finished surface where dust will
not penetrate nor the brush roughen.
this is an even and exceedingly line twill
and exquisite shade destined to keep pace
with the quickest sellers of the season.
IN THE HEAVIER WEIGHTvS IS .SHOWN:
Granit Suiting, Prunella, Sharkskin, Cheviots,
Storm Serges, Venetian and Broadcloths.
these goods while they cannotTbc classed
among the newest weaves are always
sought after?pure dye and high finish,
exposure to the elements fails to change
Sterling value is offered in three numbers 36 inch Black
Taffeta silk. The prices are $1.00, .Si. 25 and Si.50 the yard.
Table Linen, Hosiery and Underwear. Each department
represents its special values. Inspection cordially solicited.
W. G. WILSON & CO.
the Bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Ago.
-Aids Digestion, Reflates
CCTHIrtG POWDKRSIIbSk tbe Bowels,Strengthens
Costs- Only 25 cents at Bn?#sfc ^^riffUgR
Or mall 25 ccuts to O. J. MOFFBTT. M. D., ST. LOUIS, MO.
Eruptions, Soros, Collo, Hivos, Thrush. Itomovoa and Provontr?,
S. ,CC,3ES3E3^1?HIlSr-A. COUNTERACTS AND OVERCOMES
FFECTS OF THE SUMMER'S HEAT UPON TEETHING CHILDREN.
You can get Hardware that docs and Hardware that
doesn't wear well. The element of durability enters into
Hardware just as much as it docs into clothing or shoes.
We make a point of selling hardware for hard
wear. We aim to give you durability and service.
We have to keep some of the kind that doesn't wear
well, but we prefer the other kind and put our best efforts
into selling it.
"The Best is Alwas the Cheapest."
BROOK? Si JONES
Now in Simmons' Block.
K. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
JoHnsonc, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice In all Courts, State and
Podoral. OfTlco, l^aw Range.
*<>V Monoy to Loan at reasonable In
Laurkns, S. O.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law.
Will praotlce in nil Stato Courts.
Prompt attention given to all baslno js.
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett,
j Law Range.