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THE ADVERTISER.
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Payable lu Advance.
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tion, $1.00; each subsequent insertion,
50 cents. Liberal reduction made
for largo Advertisements.
W. YY. Ball,
Proprietor.
LAURENS. 8. C.f Nov., 25, 1003.
Charleston and the Dispensary.
If the bringing of a suit against dis
pensary constables in the foleral
courts by a man who claims to be a
a subject of the Gorman emperor is tho
causo of the withdrawal of the city's
share in tbo dispensary profits from
the city of Charleston, then it is no
just cause or excuse. In othor wordp,
it Is an outrage on the city of Charles
ton. To blame the city of Charleston
because a citizen of another country
exercises his legal rights in the United
States court Is a proposition too ridic
ulous for discussion among intelligent
people. The laws of the United Slates
permit foreigners not na'urulizsd to
suointhe United States court?. The
only way to evade the law and de
prive tho foreigners of its benefit is to
lynch the foreigners or drive them out
of the country.
On the othor hand, if the dispensary
olllcers havo satisfactory evidence that
the municipal authorities of the city of
Cbarlo-tou fall to assist, in the en
forcement of the dispensary law, an
other and different proposition is sug
gested. However, it must be eald that
Governor Hey ward's indisoreet romark
about the appoal by the foreigner to
the federal courts, tends to obioure the
real question and to lend color to the
charge that the foreigner's suit is the [
nub of tho drastic policy so suddenly
adopted.
Without defending any laxity of the
enforcement of th3 law by Charleston
juries, it is well enough to call atten
tion to the unhappy truth that the
state of South Carolina has itself left
undone and un mid nothing to imbitter |
the Charleston people against the dis
pensary law. Before the dispensary
law wai enacted, general and particu
lar persecution of Charleston was the
habit of successful politicians in this
state. Denunciation of the largest
town in the state and its people was
deliberately mule fashionable. When
tho liquor law had baen enacted, the
governor instead of tactfully approach
ing a delicate situation found it good
politics to declare in effect that he
would run rough shod over Charles
ton. The metropolitan police law a lit
tle later was enacted for Charleston's I
benefit. At tl;a', time Charleston's |
chief of police was a staunch reformer.
Tho metropolitan system was therefore
not pat into effect. A year later, after
a hard municipal contest, there was a
change of mayor*. Tho new mayor
naturally appointed one of his own fol
lowers as head of the police, the reform
Incumbent having actively opposed his
election. At that moment and not un
til that moment, when the governor
discovered that his friend the chief of |
police had been whipped in a fair and
square fight and would lose his job, be
imposed the metropolitan system. The]
reform chief of police continued in of
fice as bead of the metropolitan police.
Uoder his previous administration,
blind tigers had nourished. They con
tinued to flourish. Thus it will be seen
that .the enforcement of the whiskey
law was made purely a matter of poll*
tics in the city of Charleston and that|
the will of the majority in the commu
nity was wantonly over-ruled.
The people of Charleston are human.
They do not relish being kicked, even
if the kicker bo the administration in
Columbia. For ten years at least the
policy of the political powers has been
to insult Charleston whenever It was
regarded sharp politio?, and. mean
while, there was a hue and cry when
s rictly partisan statutes met with op
position. We he Hove that the dispen
sary law will nevor be fully enforced in
Charleston. When the law was passed,
the patent fact that town and cicy con
ditions differ was ignored. Tho effort
to make a law apply to a city merely
beeause it is suited to the country never
has succeeded anywhere and it will not I
succeed in Charleston. There are in
stitutions existing in every large town
in open violation of law which do not
and oould not exist in the country. Yet
nobody suggests their forcible extirpa
tion. In New York city the liquor laws
have been largely violated for years
simply and solely because the New
York state legislators have endeavored
to force upon that town statutes which
while suited to the people in the small
er towns of New York state are in
tensely irritating to those of the groat
metropolis. Tho simple truth is that |
the liquor question in Charleston has
never been approached with ekill or
tact or ordinary common sense by the
liquor authorities of South Carolina I
and the constant effort has been to un-1
ravel a snarl by bulldozing manners
and methods. For a long time the ad
ministrators of the dispensary law
cared more to nourish a row in Char
leston and thus preserve for themselves
a text upon which to make capital out
of abuse of Charleston than they oared
for the law's onforcement. Wo do notl
believe that Governor Hey ward has |
bo .mi moved by sueh base considera
tions but we suspect that indUorent. be
havior on somebody's part has cheoked
What was at least a steady if slowly im
proving situation in the state's chief |
city.
?
Build Better Bouses.
As one travels through the country
one sees here and there large, ugly and
inconvenient houses which have never
bean finished. When a farmer has five
hundred dollars to put into a house, he
should content himself with a three or
four room cottage properly built and
flnlehed. To ereot a great frame, for j
seven or eight rooms, and not com
plete it is waste. A three room cot
tage woll built, of sound planking and
timbers, and the cottage painted, isj
worth more to a two horse farm than a I
mansion half finished.
?=> Alt? ?Spox* x a. m
Sean the ^ ihe Kind You Haw Always Mri*
Bigaatart ''
9t
Another Side.
Why does Dot the dispensary law per
mit the establishment of dispensaries
In country districts?outsldo of the
towns? Why not have a dispensary In
Jacks or Youngs township? 8'mply
because the conditions are not suita
ble. A dispensary in the country,
where there Is no polled, would soon
become a center of disorder and de
moralization. The country people
wou'd not submit to having it in their
neighborhoods. Therefore the law re
cognizes the hard facts of tho situation
and docs uot attempt to force dispen
saries where they aro not wanted, so
far as the country la'concerned.
Now for other and totally different
reasons dispensaries are as little suited
to olty communities as to country com
munities. Why should tho law fail to
recognize it? You who live (en miles
from a railway know that if a whiskey
shop were located among you, it would
demoralize your negro labor and you
kuow that all sorts of trouble would re
sult. To you liquor shops would bo a
a nuisance. Tho law gratifies your
preferences in the matter. It adapts
the system to your wishes. If It did
not you would probably disregard it.
If a liquor shop should be established
at Pleasant Mound or Tip Top or Sar
dls Church, the ohanoes are that the
people would tear it down beforo they
would permit it to ruin tho community.
The conditions in Charleston aro
quite as diiTerent from the conditions
in this town as those of this town are
from those of a country po&t oQlce. City
life is one thing, city habit one thing
and village and country life and habit
are other things. Why should wo ar
rogate to ourselves say what the
people of Charleston must have in the
way of liquor shop? Th-sy don't like
the dispensaries and they violate the
law, which is wrong, but the chances
are that the oritics of Charleston peo
ple would violate the law if it wore
rammed down their throats, no mat'or
how un8uited to their conditions and
habits of life.
Not Rislngcr's?
We note in The Herald that Irving
Risinger, a member of tho jury which
tried J. H. Tlllman and assisted him in
eluding the law, denies tho authorship
of a letter recently published In Spar
tanburg pipers and reprinted, with
comment*, in The Advkktiser. Rl
singer's denial may be taken as true
and The Advertiser withdraws any
and all references to Risingor.
Meanwhile th?3 letter was an r.ccu
rate response to tho only real defence
set up In tho trial by Tlllman. The let
tec distinctly defended, not a mur
derer, but murder itself, when done to
avenge attacks by a newspaper. The
defenco itself bottomed its case on the
pla'n, naked, staring proposition that
what the law of South Carolina defines
to bo murder is no crime?under cer
tain conditions. Whether or not
Risinger wrote the letter It was as
strong, clear and logical a statement of
the attitude <f the jury as could
have been ma-Je. It is the larg
Oit conceivable charity to tho jury
to admit that the reasoning of the
alleged Risinger letter correctly
voiced the jury's view. Any other pos
sible theory would infinitely more dis
credit the jury's intelligence on the
one hand or its integrity on the other.
If the jury accepted the self-defence
theory it accep'ed more than was suc
cessfully offered in even assumed se
riousness.
*
What Will The Trice Bel
Scores of people ask scores of other
people their opinion as to tho price of
cotton later in the season. One man,
woman or child can answer tho ques
tion with as rauoh wisdom and intelli
gence as another. Meanwhile the price
of cloth has scarcely increased since
cot'on sold at eight oents the pound.
As long as the prloe of clo'.h romains
at the present tlguaes, the indications
are that the cotton spinners believe
that the price of the raw material will
be lower. By tho "cotton spinners" are
not here meant tho cotton spinnors of
the South but rather the whole body of
cotton spinners, mo9t of whom live in
1 England, New England and other parts
of the world. The cotton spinners of
the South have little influence in fixing
general prices of either the raw or fin
ished product*:. Relatively, thev aro a
small factor In the cotton spinning
world.
What Is More Appetizing;
What is more appetizing those frosty
mornings than light, flaky biscuit for
breakfast? We never tire of thorn, are
equallyd please with hot rolls for supper
"Clifton" fiour not only makes tho best
biscuits and rolls, but will furnish ex
cellent cake and pastry for the noon
day meal. Order "Clifton" from your
grocer.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
Study the
Jewelry Question!
Don't buy Jewelry hap
hazard. Look the ground over
thoroughly, and buy when you
find the place where you can get
the very best, most stylish, most
reliable Jewelry for your money.
Of course, we think this is the
place and want to convince you
that we are right.
10* FIRST-CLASS Watch
and Jewelry repairing by an
expert workman.
Fleming Bros.
THE GRIP
* OF HONOR t
?By
Cyrus &otvn*end "Brady, ^
Author of "The Southerner*,"
"In the Wasp's Nest." Etc.
Cowrtfit. 1900. by CtUMIS SCMWM'S SONS
By and by Elizabeth slipped dowu
from tho thwart and crouched down
in the boat at bis feet O'Neill held
the tiller with one hand, the other
lightly stroked her golden head. Sho
was perfectly content. Everything was
out of her heart but ho and tho pres
ent. Sho was very still. He could seo
tho soft curve of her cheek resting
upon her sweet whito hand in tho
moonlight. After ono of tho little in
tervals of silence he looked down upon
her again. She made no motion, and
did not reply to a word he said softly,
and ho discovered that sho wos asleep.
He did not wonder. Tho experiences
of tho past few days would have killed
any ordinary woman. How heroic sho
had been! With What abandon she had
put asldo everything for the purpose
of saving him! She had hesitated at
nothing. His love for her was meas
ured by his honor; hers for him was
boundless. 'Twns ever so, and ho had
reproached her, spoken harshly to her,
upbraided her, turned away from her!
How could ho have been so cruel! Sho
was so young, his heart yearned over
her. He vowed that if God did permit
them to escape from tho perils which
environed them ho would make up to
her for every unkind word spoken, ev
ery reproach, every cutting glance, by
nn eternity of devotion.
Tho night, the ocean, tho loneliness,
impressed him. What had ho ever
done to be so blessed In tho love of this
noble woman? Ills life, as he had said,
had been an idle one. In tho courts ho
had played at hearts as he had played
at war on tho ships?for the fun of tho
game. With her a serious purpose had
entered his lifo and was before him.
Tho silence of tho night was broken
only by tho soft splash of tho waves
ns the little boat rocked gently through
them. Tho gentle wind grew fainter
and fainter. Presently tho llnp of tho
idle soil against tho mast apprised him
that it had gone.
The white Sernpls and her consort
were far, far ahead, going fast and
leaving a long white wake across the
sen. They seemed to have kept the
breeze which had failed tho small boat.
Coming up from the southward ho
could seo tho black shapes of tho Rich
ard and her attendant ships. What
would ho have given to bo upon tho
deck by the side of that dauntless cap
tain! But even could he approach the
two ships that privilege would bo do
nied him, for honor demanded that ho
present himself upon the deck of the
Serapls without delay. It might bo
that it would bo too late even then to
snve Coventry, but he would go and do
his best. When the boat lost way ho
sat a moment in indecision. Ho was so
loath to waken the tired girl, but it
was necessary. Gently ho raised her
bead.
"Why, my dearest," she said, "was I
asleep? What has happened? Oh"?
it came back to her?"you are going
bnck to tho Sernpls." Then sho look
ed eagerly forward. Tho ships wero
far off now, several miles away, and
ns the breeze still held with them tho
distance was increasing with every
passing moment.
"Wo do not advance!" sho cried, a
note of joy in her voice as her car de
tected tho flapping of tho sail. "The
wind has died out. Sho laughed tri
umphantly. "Wo shall never reach
them."
"And poor Coventry?" said O'Neill.
"I cannot help it," sho nnswered sim
ply. "I think only of you. Now, If I
could go back alone and take his place
and let you go free I would cheerfully
do that."
"Come alongside, then," said the of
ficer, turning Inboard and giving a
shnii) command. The way of the ship
was checked; she was thrown up into
the wind, and as her broadside slowly
swung opposite O'Neill he saw that
ber mainmast was gone and that sho
was frightfully cut up and bore evi
dence of having participated In a tre
mendous action. Away off to the north
east a little, cluster of ships was seen
on the horizon, too far off to distin
guish them. There was no sign of tho
Richard that he could see. In a few
seconds the bout was brought along
side the gangway. Elizabeth clam
bered up the ladder with his assist
ance, and they stepped upon the decks.
A frightful scene presented itself.
Upon olio side, amidships, dead men,
hnlf nnked, covered with coagulated
blood, were literally piled tip in a great
heap. The deck itself was covered
with grime and blood, and a handful
of men, most of them wounded in some
way, were distributed about the ship
endeavoring to effect some restoration
to order. Guns here mal Hu re were
dismounted; ropes cut In every direc
tion were lying entangled In wild eon
fusion nbout the life rails and masts.
The broken mainmast thrust its jugged
end a few feet into the air above the
deck. Tho rest of it was gone.
Spars everywhere were shattered, and
great rifts appeared in the Hupping
canvas. Tho rail and bulwarks were
broken nnd smashed on every side.
There was not u single boat left swing
ing at tho davits. Splintered wood
work showed where numberless shots
had taken effect, and chnrred pieces
of timber on every hand added heart
breaking evidence of conllagration's
devastating touch. Prom the depths
beneath the deck came low groans and
murmurs of pnln, accentuated by tho
sharp shriek of some deeper sufferer
or tho delirious raving of some fovered
patient. Ellanbeth shr::::l: back np
palled.
"How hobble!" she murmured.
"Take mo away. I cannot stand it I"
He caught her in ids arms. A little
moro nnd she would have fainted.
"Good heavens!" ho said. "In all
my battles I never saw such a ship!
What a frightful scene! They didn't
get off Without a fight," he ndded
slowly. An officer, with head bound
up In a hnndkercblef nnd ills arm in
a sling, was. approaching them,
"Sir," said O'Neill, saluting tho
white, "I um tho otticor who escaped
last night? I deliver myself up to?
why. it's Btaceyl" lie cried in grent
surprise, recognising n brother officer
of tho Richard. "What do you hero,
man?"
'"Fore gad, It's O'Neill!" Cried tho
Other, "tiled are we to sec you, man.
Hut this lady?this Is no placo for
her."
"She goes with me," said O'Neill
briefly. "But you?"
"Tills is where i belong."
"And they have captured you, 1 sup
pose?"
"No; the ship Is ours."
"And the old Richard?" cried O'Neill.
"Abandoned and sunk after the sur
render." answered the young officer.
"She was cut to pieces by the Serapis'
Qre, but WO have this ship."
"Thank God!" answered O'Neill fer
vently. "And Captain Jones?"
"Aft there on the quarter deck."
"Come, Elizabeth!" he cried, seizing
her by tho arm, and, he assisting her,
they made their way with difficulty In
the confusion lo tho quarter deck.
"Ah, O'Neill, thank (Jod I see you
alive again!" said Jones, springing for
ward, his face beaming. "We got
there in time, {hen, I see."
"Yes. sir, thanks to this lady," an
swered O'Neill, pointing to Elizabeth.
".Madam, you are lit for a sailor's
bride," said the llttlo captain.
" 'Tis high praise, sir, from Captain
Jones, I protest," she answered, rally
ing herself in the relief of assured
safety.
"Would God that I had been with
you In this battle!" cried O'Neill gloom
ily.
"We missed you. I wished often for
you," answered the captain. "Tho poor
She wits kneeling by his side.
old Richard was torn to pieces under
our feet. Wo could not stay on her
longer, so we Jhnd to come here."
"And I not there! I suppose that I
hrrve forfeited everything forever for
going up to the castle. Shall you break
me, sir?"
"Nothing, nothing shall be done, my
poor boy," answered tho captain kindly.
"You have been punished enough by
not having been with us In the greatest
battle ever fought on the sea. Hut It
seems to mo you have not entirely lost
the game. You, too, have a prize In
tow. How go your love uffalrs?" he
whispered.
"Well, Indeed, sir. Tho Lady Eliz
abeth Is hero, ns you see. We are to
be married at once, sir."
"You may have the chaplain of the
ScrapiS for that purpose."
"Yes, sir. When he last officiated for
pie he was reading my funeral serv
ice." replied O'Neill, smiling.
"Some people would say It's much the
same thing," laughed the captain; "but
we know belter. Ah, well, that's over
now, thank Cod, and this lady
Madam," he said, turning to her, "I
bade you welcome to a ship once be
fore. It is a different ship now, but
tho welcome is just tho same."
"Know you aught of Major Edward
Coventry, Captain Jones?" cried Eliz
abeth. This time it was she who re
membered.
"Why, he lies on the deck yonder,
dying. Ho wouldn't let me take him
below. Do you know?but I forgot; he
was your friend."
"Take me to him," she cried hastily,
and in a moment she was kneeling by
his side. They had made him as com
fortable ns possible with cushions and
boat cloaks, but his hours wore num
bered. Ills head was thrown back, his
face ghastly pale. Blood stained the
linen shirt about his breast. His eyes
were closed. The end was at hand.
"Poor fellow!" said O'Neill In great
sorrow, "lie died for me." And then
he briefly recounted the circumstances
of their escape to the astonished cap
tain.
"Do you know how he was wound
ed, sir?" ho asked.
"It was my own hand that struck
the blow," answered Jones. "Would
It had been otherwise! There was a
moment In the action when they
sprang to board. He leaped upon the
rail, cutlass In hand. lie was a fair
and easy mark. I met them with a
pike, which I buried in his bosom. He
fell back smiling. 1 remember that I
thought It strange to see him smiling
at that time, even in the heat of tho
bat He. Too bad?too bad!" he said.
"Oh, Edward." cried the girl, tears
streaming down her face, "I never
thought to see. you thus! I never
meant lo bring you to this! If you
could but speak to me?to say that you
forgave me for It all! If I could have
your blessing before"? The man stir
red a little* and opened his eyes. Ho
looked about him vacantly, but con
sciousness began to dawn again, and
with the dawn came recognition. It
was the face of Elizabeth bending over
him. She was the woman whom ho
loved. There, back of her, was O'Neill.
He began to comprehend.
"Elizaboth," he murmured, "my
death not in vain?then."
"Forgive me?forgivo me!" she cried
brokenly. "Oh, forgive mo! ' I did love
you I"
"Yes," he said, faintly smiling, "but
-not like"?
He glanced at O'Neill. "You, too,"
ho murmured. "Make? her?happy."
Ills mind wandered a little. "Father,"
ho cried suddenly* "don't look at mo In
that way! I did it becnuso I loved
her; her happiness before mlno."
"Oh. doctor,, coil, uothlnjt.he. done?
Is Ihm' n? h?pe7" Cl'led O'Neill to the
attendiug BUtweou.
"Nothing, sir. 'Twill not be long
now," answered the surgepu, sbuking
ids head.
CHAPTER XXIV.
* "kot guilty, my lord."
"I^Tpw 1 HERE'S a boat eonnn' along
? I side, sir," said a midship
HHHSfl man to Captain Jones,
"flyin* an admiral's ling."
"Ah, (hat will be our friend I/ord
Wostbrpoko," ho said, turning toward
tho gangway. "Show him to me if ho
comes on board." Elizabeth knelt by
tho side of the dying man, who had
sunk into silence again, and bathed
his head with her handkerchief while
the doctor applied some simple restora
tive. In ii moment the stately form
of the old admiral stepped through the
gangway, and ho looked about htm In
astonishment.
"God bless me, what a light! I knew
that rebel was a desperate man, but I
never imagined anything like this!
Captain Pearson?" said he imperious
ly. "Where is he?"
"Hero, my lord," said Pearson
mournfully, coming out of the cabin,
where he had withdrawn a little.
"I congratulate you, sir, on"?
"Stop, sir!" cried the captain iu
great agony. "Von do not understand.
This ship?wo were not successful."
"What!" cried the admiVal. "Is not
this the Sernpls?"
"Aye, but she belongs"?
"To the navy of the United States,
sir," said a Culm voice at his elbow,
which made him start. "And she is
now commanded by Captain John
Paul Jones, at your sendee. I shall
be glad to supply you with a ynrdarm,
if you have need of one, my lord"?
"Good God!" ?nid the old man, turn
ing to Jones. "And the Richard?"
"Wo sunk her, sir," answered Pear
son, "but It was useless."
"You have done well, Captain Pear
son," said the admiral. "Here Is evi
dence of the tight you made. Nevor
fear; yon shall receive reward. 'Twaa
a defeat as noble as a capture.".
"Aye," said Captain Jones. "I can
bear witness to the desperate nature of
the resistance. 'Twus such as I have
never met before in twenty battles on
the sea."
"Pearson, my?my?son"? anid tho
admiral huskily. "How did he bear
himself in tho fight?"
"Well and nobly, sir, as I can tes
tify," added Pearson.
"I, too," said Jones. "I saw blm.
'Twns he who led your boarders, Cap
tain Pearson, when they tried to sweop
our decks."
"And Is he well?" said the old ad
miral, striving to school himself into
composure. "That charge, you know,
Poarson. I think we need not press
It now," he added.
"No, not now, nor ever, sir," said
Pearson mournfully. "Compose your
self, my dear admiral; ho"?
"I am n veteran," said the admiral.
"I have looked death in the face for
fifty years. Speak plainly. You would
say that he is dead."
"Not yet, sir," answered Jones
gently.
"Where is he? Take me to htm!"
"He lies aft there on the quarter
dock, sir."
The little group around the dying
innu mado way for the old admiral. He
knelt down on the deck opposite Eliz
abeth, not heeding tho others, and
gazed long and earnestly In the face of
the dying ollicer.
"The last of his line," hejnurmured,
"and he Is gone!" A *fllngle tear
trickled down the weather beaten
cheek and splashed upon the face of
the young man. "Will he live to know
me, think you?" said the admiral sim
ply to the surgeon.
"I think ho, yes," replied the physi
cian. As If he had heard the question,
Coventry opened his eyes. There was
recognition in them.
"Father," he murmured faintly.
"My boy?my boy!" said the admiral,
bowing his head and striving, manlike,
but In vain, to conceal his emotion.
"You told me?not to see you?again.
I tried to obey," said Coventry faint
ly. "The charge"?
"It Is withdrawn; I dismiss it. You
have done nobly, Captain Pearson
says, and fought like a hero. You are
forgiven. I commend you," said tho.
old man, catching his other hand.
"Ah, so," said Coventry, smiling
wearily. "Now I must go."
"Not yet!" cried the admiral.
"I?my lord"? said the young man,
wandering again, "may It please tho
court -may it please the court"? He
struggled for breath. "Lift me up,"
lie said.
" 'Twill he Ids CLtl." said the doetor,
lifting n winning Ilngoi.
"Lift Die tip!" cried (lie dying man
more strongly than before. Tbo ad
miral nodded. Tho young Irishman
lifted him a little.
"Higher!" he cried. O'Neill lifted
him to A sitting position.
"Not guilty, my lord," said tho young
man resolutely III a loud, clear voice,
throwing his onus out before him and
still smiling. The blood gushed from
his lips, and when they laid him back
his plea was heard In that higher
court before which the rich and the
poor must all dually appear, before
which the admiral und the sailor
equally must plead.
"The I .owl gave, and the Lord hath
taken away; blessed bo the name of
the Lord," said the chaplain of the
Serapls reverently. Tho men stood
around him In a sltcnco broken only
by the woman's sobs.
"He has died like a hero, sir," said
Jones at last, removing his hat, "and
I venture to say that no one of his
gallant race in all tho years of their
history has ever made a better end."
"Ah," said the admiral, rising and
mournfully regarding the little group.
Elizabeth praying by the side of his
son and O'Neill still supporting his
head, "I made my plans. I templed
this honorable gentleman to do a
shameful thlug. He refused, and It
has nil como back upon me. I'vo
wrought my own undoing, gentlemen.
The hand of God has worked his will,
not mlue. I am punished; I am over
ruled. Ho has written this old man
childless. I go down to my grave alone
?forever alone!"
"Not so," answered O'Neill, rising.
"You have Elizabeth. Let nie, too"?
"Peace, sir!" said the old man, wav
ing him back. "The young cling to
gether?think of oneh othor?there Is
nothing left for the old. Our ways lie
apart. I bear you in no unklndness; I
?wish you well. Elizabeth, I had hoped
to call you daughter. "J'was my own
pride defeated tho wish. May you bo
happy with this honest gentleman 1 He
deserves you even as did this, my son."
"My father?my father"? cried the
girl, catching his hand.
The old man shook his head; his lips
trembled. Gray faced and broken, all
his years upon him, he turned away
unsteadily, as If to go to his barge.
"Stop, sir!" cried Pearson. "You for
get we are not In possession of the
ship. Wo are prisoners," he whispered.
"Ah, yes," said the admiral; "I had
forgotten It. Well, It matters little to
me. Captain Jones," he continued,
turning to the II11lo Scotsman and
proffering his sword, with n painful
gesture, "I nm your prisoner, it seems."
"Sir," said the little captain, and
twenty generations of gentle blood
could not have done It bettor, "allow
me to match the act of an American
sailor against the word of an English
Officer. You are free, my lord. Your
boat awaits you. If I can do aught"?
"Ho It so," said the admiral simply.
"Let me havo my boy, and wo will go
away together, and I shall remember
you differently in the future. If in
England you ever need a friend, re
member this moment and call upon me.
Farewell."
And two hung over tho taffrnll and
watched tho white sails of tho little
boat bearing away to tho verdant
shore, where tho old castle still shone
In the sunlight?two, sad, yet exultant.
Their troubles wero over now. They
had lost everything else, but had
gained each other in the losing.
"We ought to be very good to each
other," said tho sweet voice of the wo
man, "to make up to God all that he
has preserved us from."
"Aye," said O'Neill, "and to give duo
value to tho sacrifice of him who loved
you, even os I do myself."
Tin; end.
Many Mothers of a Like Opinion.
Mrs. Pilmor, of Cordova, Iowa, says:
"Ono of my children was subjoct to
croup of a sovore type, and the giving
of Chamberlain's Remedy promptly,
always brought relief. Many mothers
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I do about this remody and want, no
other kind for their children." For
sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Our New Discovery is sold by W. W.
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White Stone Lithia Has Leading
Physician's Endorsement,
Is the lightest water on the market. Wo realize that this is claiming a groat
deal, and wc could not afford to make this assertion unless wo knew that we
could provo it to be true. But it does tot take an expert to test tho Foftness of
a Mineral Water. Wboa carbonating a mineral water, if it is a hard water the
gases will not bo absorbed in the water, and when the bottle is opened, the gas
es escape, and the water is left flat and hard, while if it is a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will ro'ain its gases for hours after being unstopped.
Read what some prominent persons you know have to say of tho merits of
the White Stono Lithia Water:
Choster, R. 0., April 23, 1003.
J. T. Harris, E-?q.,
White Stono Spring, S. C.
Dear Sir?I do unhesitatingly s'ata
that tho ellioacy of White Stone Lithia
Water, not from its splendid analyt'cil
analysis, but from my own personal ob
ssrvatioii, is a very valuable agent in
eliminating the impurities of the blood
through i?s mirked diuretic offecfj3,
and in si doing restores the secretory
and execitory organ? of tin body to
their normal physiological stato. So io
this proves its properties to b3 of g 'C.it
value in assisting dlgestloa, assimila
tion and iucreasinir the appetite. Toere
f >re wo can recogniz; it as a mln iral
water of powerful to ale properties aod
should l>e highly recommended instoui
acb and liver disorders, blood disturb
ances, rheumatism, gout, diabetes,
Briglu's disease, and in all inactive
coalitions of tho kidneys and convales
cing diseases.
I real mysolf, that I am ju3t'y duo an
acknowledgement of the happy etl'ecs
1 derived from its use.
B. Elmore Kell, m. d.
Mr
MuUlns, S. O, April 22, 1003.
J T. Harris.
White Stone Springs, S. C.
It is with pleasure that 1 write of tho
merits of White Stone Lithia Water. I
have tev -ral patients using it now with
mark d benollt in kidnoy and stomach
troubles. 1 have known a uric acid
calbulus to pass after usln* tho water
for o lly throo days.
Respectfully Yours,
A. M. BrailsforJ, Jr., M. I).
Macon, Ga., April l?, 1003.
I hive prescribed WhiteStoao LlthU
Water freely in my practice and am
gl ad to report the happy off dots it gave
as a diuretic an 1 urio, acid solvent. I
think its medicinal properlies are pe
culiarly adipiable to uric acid dlath9
sis, rhe imaibm, gout, auto ml a a ad nil
bladder and kidney diseases and liver
and si, Hindi troibles. I consider ii is
a mine-.il water of mirvelous tonic
p -operties.
Head wha\ Dr. L J. Blak?, Prosi
dent Board of Health of the Chy of
Spartanbug, has to s iy of tho merles n;
White Stone Lithia Sprl ig?:
8par{,anburg, Ma/ llth, 1!?)!.
J. T. Harris, Proprietor White Stono
Spings, Spiroa Viurg Co, S. C.
My Do ir Sir: -I have used and pre
scribed the White stem Lithia water
a great do?l during the past two years.
In all cases requiring ronal stimulation
I havo obtained uniformly good re
sults. In lithaomla and kindred nllec
ttons from ur!c acid di itoods it meets
the indications, and I am sure its free
use will prove It the eq i il of any wa
ter oa tho m irk ?et.
Yours vjrv truly,
L J. Blaki, M. 1).
Wo have tho largest brick Hotel in tho Carolinas or Georgia, with all mod
ern Improvement?.
to?" Electric Car Lino runs from Southern Road to Spring.
White Stono Spring, S. C.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
Cures Choiera-lnfantiin,
Diarrhoea,Dysentery, and
the Rowel Troubles of
Children of Any Age.
Cosls Onlj 25 cents at Drogist?. lh??THiNodCAslJ"
Or mall 20 cents to O. J. MOFFETT, M. D? ST. LOUIS, MO.
?uros Eruptions, Sores, Colio, Hives, Thrush. Removos and Prevents,
Worma. BI?3IS3IS'ra=i:i3Sr-A. COUNTERACTS AND OVERCOMES
THE EFFECTS OF THE SUMMER'S HEAT UPON TEETHING CHILDREN.
Look! LOOk
Here are Some Specials at the
Cash Bargain Store.
Treco Flannel 20 cents the yard; Ladies'
Ready-to-wear Skirts $1.00 to $2.25; Shoes
for Everybody; Sicillian Suitings 40 cents the
yard; Outings 5 to 10 cents the yard; Frank
lin l weeds for Ladies' Heavy Skirts at 23 cts
the yard; The slickest line of Hose in town.
The only place in town that you can get 6
Plates for 35 cents. TOBACCO: Brown Mule
29 cents the pound by box; Rock and Rye
32M the pound by the box; Golden Grain 40
cents the pound. Parched Coffee 10 cents the
package.
J- L. HOPKINS, Proprietor.
Carriages, Bloches and Wagons
Cheaper than Anybody. Come and See.
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