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LAURENS. 8. Cm May 18, 1904.
By Way of Contrast.
To talk to negroes through a news
paper is worth little of one's time but
a couple of incidents appeared in the
public priuts recently which ought to
convey a losson to those who prate
about "Jim Crow" cars and other sup
posed hardships that they suffer In the
South. In the Southern states have
sprung up a number of negro publica
tions the chlof aim of which seems to
bo to make tho negro race discontent
ed with their condition. All of the
negro papers are not of this class but
numbers of them are doing eorlous
harm which in the end will lead to re
one of the incidents occurred In
Plttsburg in tho Yankee Republican
Stato of Pennsylvania. A negro and
a whito man wore condemned to be
banged. They were hanged. The
white murderer requoetod the white
Republican Yankeo sheriff to permit
him to bo hanged separately from tho
negro. He said that It would disgrace
his family if ho wore in company with
a negro. Tho Yankee Republican
sheriff in this mosthide-bound Republi
can city complied witli the white man's
request and drew tho color lino be
fore ho drew the hempen line around
bis neck. We doubt if any sheriff
in South Carolina wou'd have given
oar to a man nono too good to be
hanged in taking exceptions to boing
suspended by a negro's side.
Tho othor incident occurred near
Holly Hill in South Carolina on the
following day. A dog on the planta
tion of Mr. Lawton, a we'lto-do gen
tleman, went mad and bit two of Mr.
Lawton's children and a little negro
play-mate. Tho three children were
at onco placed In charge of a doc
tor and sent t> tho Pasteur Institute in
Baltimore for treatment,?where their
Jives will probably be saved and cures
effected. It goes without saying that
the littlo negro was sent at the white
man's expense,?and considerable ex
pense?for no mgro farm-hand is able
to provide export hospital treatment in
a distant city. Tho South Carolina
planter did not "draw the color line"
and it was right and generous that he
did not; but it is not an incident liko
this that arouses the comment of those
Northern newspapers and negro papors
which bowall and decry the necessary
separation of th j races oa tho railways
In tho Sou'h.
Tho Proposed Episcopal School.
It Is settled as remarked in The An
VEKTISER of last week, that the Pro
testant Episcopal Church in South
Cirolina will establish a college for
girls. While the South Carolina Epis
copalians are no*, a numerous body, it
is certain that their school will be
strongly supported. Most of the Epis
copalians in this state live in the large
towns and as a rulo they are influential
Eeoplo. In Charleston they are pro
ably more numerous than all the
other Protestant domoninations com
bined and many of thorn aro wealthy.
They are a strong church in Green
ville, in Columbia, in Spnrtanburg, In
Georgetown, in Sumter and in Aiken as
well as in many smaller towns. Tbey
havo no girls' school in the state and
the only church school is a boys' acad
emy. This girls' school will have tho
united and zealots support of the
church in tho s atj. Tlv; s'jccoss of the
St. Mary's schcol in Raleigh and the
great University of tho South at Sewa
neo aro vislb'e proofs of tho manner in
which tho church schools are sus
Thk Advertiser happens to know
that there are gei.t einen of influence in
the Episcopal church who would look
favorably upon iho proposal to establish
the school hero. It is likely that tho
school could he 1 ,eated bore with the
expenditure by tbe town of a little
more than ha f tho monoy that was
subscribed in the effort to obtain tho
Methodist College somo tlmo ago.
The necessary inducimentscannot be
offerod by the Episcopal church. Its
mombers would doubtless subscribe
every dol'ar that they could afford but
they are a Vrry fev and not especially
strong in resources. To secure the
achool, a p< nerous and earnest on
doavor would bo requisite on the part
of the people of all the dooom'natlons
and without regard to denominational
lines The question and the only ques
tion before the people is: Would It be
worth whllo as a business enterprise
and as an educational enterprise to
havo tho s :hool located here If such a
result ean be accomplished.
What We Need.
One year ago a board of trade was
organized in Laurens. It held a single
Hie to.vn of Ri ek HIB. having about
such a population as this town, has a
commercial elub. The club has pleas
ant rooms in which tho members may
meet and enjoy each othor's society.
The club has a seoro:ary, an informed
aud alert man whose business it is to
look aftor the public interests. He an
swers lett?rs from p o poctlve settlers
inquiring about tho town aad devotes
his timo to keeping the inducements
and advantages of Rock Hill before
tho world. When prominent gentle
men visit Rock Hill, when conventions
are held there, the club ootcr'ains
them and t>f*us that they go away with
a favorable Impression. The club sec
retary is paid a salary of course. Rock
Hill Is growing.
* Tho town of Laurens should have a
similar club. Possibly it would not be
necessary to employ a paid sicretary
but the. commercial club, with its
rooms und its facilities for entertain
ment is ossenilal to the prosperity of
an aapiring and ambitious community.
Wo of Laurons should cease to employ
the curb-stones as loafing placos and a'
suitable and convonient placo ought to
be provided where the business mon
may meet to spond their leisure hours.
In this way leisure timo would be
turnod to profit. Even now Ihere Is
boforo Laurens tho opportunity to ob
tain a girls' college. There is no organ
ization to direct any effort that might
bo made to socure it.
Some Uood Advice.
General M C. Butler has written to
the Columbia Stato a strong practical
lovter, urging the cotton farmers to
live within tholr incomes and own
their cotton after It N harvested, so
that they may bo able to hold it and
sell at their own wills rather than at
the behest of creditors. Last fadl Gen
eral Butlor In an interview in tbe New
York Sun, at a timo when cotton was
soiling for eight or ten cents the
pound, expressed the opinion that it
would bring 15 cents before (he season
ended. Mr. Wilson, the secretary of
agriculture at Washington, ridiculed
General Butler's interview and de
clared that eight cents would be the
prnvsiling price. General Butler know
wbat> he was talking about, he is an ob
serving Southern man and a cotton
grower. The secretary of agriculture
was in the darkest ignorance of the
subject. Cotton is not the only topio
upon which the pec pie of Soutn Caro
llna would be wise to listen to the clear
headed old warrioc of Edgefle'd.
Address Delivered on Memorial Day by
He*. W. B. Dnncnn.
At tho request of a number of the
veterans, we are publishing below the
address wbioh Ilev. W.B.Duncan deliv
ered on Memorial Day. Those who
heard it were anxious for it to be pre
served, so The Advertiser gives It in
order that the veterans may place it on
mr. duncan h addrk88.
You will pardon me when I say that,
owing to the heavy demands of extra
work for several weeks past, I am tru
ly conscious of my inability to meet
the requirements of this hour. 1 feel
most deeply my need of help, of in
spiration for this hour. But what
more inspiration could I ask than is
ifforded ino here ? Before is bloom
ing youth ; to my left is honored ago;
and to my right is matchless beauty !
To the first I extend sincere congratu
lations upon your fair prospects ; to
the second, the gratitude of an honest
heart for your heroic achievements ;
and to tho third, that knightly hom
age that is eminently due true and
noble womanhood for your vigorous
efforts to perpetuate the memory of
our surviving heroes and our valorous
The subject upon which I wish to
speak for awhile at this time is, '?TlIK
Patriotism ok tiik Southern Peo
ple. " Patriotism may be defined as
'?the love of one's country or "the
passion which aims to serve one'
country." What more appropriate
subject upon which to speak in this
old historic building, forever consecra
ted by the memories of a patriotic
past, and in the presence of these sur
viving heroes ana with the memory of
their fallen comrades whose daring
deeds of profound patriotism hav<
elicited the admiration of a great
country ! For convenience in treat
ment and the facility of memory, we
shall study the subject under the light
of three periods of the history of our
common country.?The Ante Bellum
Period ; The Civil War Period ; The
Post Bellum Period.
Let us, then, in the first place,
glance briefly at that period preced
ing the great civil struggle. Lot me
say, however, that the world will never
know or understand us till an unbiased
historian shall faithfully record the
annals of our country. But there
were general facts which even the
prejudiced writer had to record in or
der to have a history. Let mo hen
say that, in my humble opinion. Ed
Ward MoUrady, of the Charleston Bar
has done the greatest work of his lift
in producing those super!) volumes oi
South Carolina history. If such work
as he has done for South Carolina
were done for the other Southern
States, the world would have to rc
cast its opinion of the South. Prom
a brief review of his book, "The His
tory of South Carolina in the Kcvolu
tion,'' we find that about fifty battle;
were fought in South Carolina alone,
1775-1780. Some of the most signal
victories of the Americans during th
period woro won on Southern soil and
were largely due to Southern bravery.
Take the battle of Cowpcns. The
man whose bravery there distinguished
him above his fellows and whose gal
lantry was rewarded by a silver medal
from Congress, was William A. Wash
ington, a native of Virginia. Or take
tho famous battle of King's Mountain
The British forces were under the
command of Colonel Ferguson, who
was himself a brave and daring :
dier. He had superior forces and po
sitioil. It is said that when he took
his stand on the summit of the eleva
tion, lie recklessly remarked, "I tak
my stand on the King's Mountain and
I defy either God or man to put mc
off I" His horse being shot down un
der him, he mounted another and rode
along the lines urging his men to the
bitter conflict. When some other of
ficer, seeing the battle was going
against them ordered the white fiag
raised, Colonel Ferguson, seeing the
fiag, rushed to the spot aud cut it
down with his own sword, cursing th
man who dared to offer to surrender.
But this courage was overmatched by
that of the American forces under
Col, Cloavoland, whose dauntless spir
it was sustained by Southern patriot
ism. The American forces consisted
of men from the two Carolinas and
Georgia, being rc-inforccd by the
backwoods riflemen of Tennessee who,
at the call of the Governor of North
Carolina, had come to the help of the
patriots. Slowly they climbed tho
rugged sides of the mountain, bravely
facing the fierce fire of the British,
until they won the signal and renowned
victory. Sonic of the most disting
uished names of the Revolutionary
period were those of Southern men
First of all, there was George Wash
ington, "the noblest Roman of them
all," who was a Southerner ; Francis
Marion, "the Swamp Fox," was born
near old Georgetown, S. C. ; Thomas
Sumtcr, "the Game Cock," was born
in Virginia but was brought in early
life to South Carolina ; Andrew Pick
ens, though born 111 Pennsylvania,
was brought in early life to the Wax
haw settlement in our borders and bc
enmc identified. Sergeant.Jasper, with
his daring deed at Fort Moultric, adds
another name to the catnloguo of
Southern heroes. Wo might indefi
nitely prolong this list, but we forbear,
letting these suffice for that particu
lar period cf our history.
When the struggle was over and
the United States Government was
formed, the first man to fill the posi
tlon of President was a Southerner
From the establishment of the Govern
ment to the present wo havo had twen
ty-fivc Presidents and twelve of these
wero born on Southern soil. As the
years rolled on and there seemed to bo
a disposition to advance the interest
of one section of the country at the
expenso of another, Southern patriot
ism asserted itself in behalf of its
own people. So when unjust reve
nuo was attempted, South Carolina led
tho opposition and passed tho "Nulli
fication Act." It was an effort to
protoct Southern rights and at the
same time etay in tho Union. Our
fathors felt that thoy had just as much
right to pronounce null and void that
Inw which discriminated against them
as the Colonists had to pronounce tho
unjust "Stamp Act" of King George
null and void. Tho difference be-*
twceu "Nullification" and "Secession"
lathis: "Nullification" was the ef
fort to protect Southern Rights while
remaining in the Union ; '?Secession"
was an effort to protect Southern
Rights by withdrawing from the Union.
This is tho period that marked the
activity of John U. Calhouu, whoso
opposition to the "Force Bill" result
ed in a compromise and a reduction
Passing down the line of our his
tory wc find another epoch when
Southern patriotism makes an undy
ing record?the Civil War. It would
take us too far afield to undertake a
minute examination of tins period of
Southern history. The heroes arc
too many to be named and the deeds
of heroism too numerous to bo cata
logued here. Tho patriotism of our
fathers at this time wax easily shown
by the readiness with which thoy re
sponded when the call to arms was
made. 'It was simply marvelous.
They heard the stirring appeal.?
"Come with the weapons at your call
With musket, pike, or knife :
He wields the deadliest blade of all,
Who lightest holds his life."
Hearing the appeal, the husbands
left their devoted wives, the sons their
fond mothers, ami the young men
their affectionate sweethearts ami went
away, many of them, never to return
again. Some time ago I walked
through the great cemetery at Chat
tanooga. Among the many shafts. I
occasionally found one marked "un
known." To the great busy world,
the peaceful sleeper maybe unknown.
Hut some mother knew her hoy never
returned, or perchance some devoted
girl knew her lover never returned,
henceforth they are to bo inconsolable
until thoy find their loved ones in the
realms where battles are never fought.
TllO patriotism of these men was shown
in the cause for which they fought.
It is not my purpose upon this occa
sion to enter into a discussion id' the
intricate problem involved in the great
At the bottom of all was the great
quostion of Liberty in whose interest
the most precious blood of the race
has ever been shed. I cannot partic
ularize here, hut I will not leave this
point without giving one or two illus
trations of supreme heroism. During
this struggle, a brave Confederate, on
account of his courage, was chosen
color-bearer of his regiment. Upon
receiving the flag he vowed never to
surrender it. At Gaino's Mill he fell
in the forefront of the light with a
mortal wound through his body, liais
ing himself upon Iiis elbows, he quiet
ly toro his battle-flag from the stall",
folded it under him and died upon it.
During this war. W. F. Faucotto, of
North Carolina, was colnr-boarer of
his regiment, the Thirteenth X. 0.
In a charge during the first day's bat
tic at Gettysburg, his right arm. with
which lie here the colors, was shivered
and almost torn from its socket.
Without halting or hesitating, ho
seized the falling flag in Iiis left hand
and, with blood spouting from tho
severed arteries, and his right arm
dangling in shreds at his side, lie still
rushed to the front, shouting to Iiis
comrades, ? "Forward ! forward !"
These are but specimens of count
less numbers of Southern heroes who
were constantly giving evidence of
their daring courage and unparalleled
It is related that a Swiss drummer
boy was once captured and ordered
to beat a retreat. The proud boy re
plied "Switzerland knows no such
music" So our Southern heroes
would die, but never surrender.
Shall we not perpetuate the mem
ory of such men? Yes. indeed we
will. The world lias ever commemo
rated the deeds of its heroes. We
read in the "Lays of Ancient Home"
of the daring exploits of lloratius in
holding the Bridge. With his two
comrades slain, he stood alone and
with bloody battle-axe held tho in
vading army at bay until the bridge
was destroyed behind him; then
leaping into tho Tiber swam back to
the sacred city.
Leonidas and Iiis three hundred
Spartans immortalized themselves at
Tnormopolao and they were not only
enshrined in the memory of their
grateful countrymen, but an ad
miring race lias sung their praise
through the intervening years.
To you good women who are doing
so much to keep ever fresh the mem
ory of our patriotic heroes, I extend
hearty thanks ami invoke the divine
blessings. Woman has always been
an inspiration to patriotism. Sismomli
records that a noble, patriotic young
mother gave to a starving soldier tho
milk that her half-famished babe re
quired, and sent him, thus refreshed
and strengthened, to defend the walls
of her beloagurcd city. Ah! she was
a type of Southern womanhood.
I am glad that the women of South
Carolina have erected on the Capitol
Grounds in Columbia a lifting monu
ment to the Confederate soldiers. Let
it ever stand at the Capitol where its
shadow will guard the commonwealth
for which our fathers died; and let it
ever stand in the central city of our
State, where the passing ami ropassing
multitudes may commingle at its base
and receive inspiration from its lofty
But the patriotism of the Southern
people has been illustrated to no less
extent since the Civil War than during
or before it. The greatest crisis in
the history of the South was the
period of Reconstruction. The con
dition of tho Southern people alter
tho Civil War is unparalleled in the
annals of tho race. Their treasuries
were depleted, their institutions de
funct, their farms destroyed, their
fortunes dissipated, and their homes
demolished. They faced tin; issue
bravely and all would have boon well
had it not been for the unwise effort
of the authorities of the Nation to
revorse the verdict of history by put
ting the reins of local government
into tiie hands of former slaves ami
contemptible carpot-bag politicians.
The conflict was long and severe, but,
under the wise leadership of our own
Wade Hampton ami other patriotic
statesmen, tho problem was finally
solved. You will let mo say just,
hero that I think ono tiling has been
forovor and eternally, internally and
externally settled, that is that the
Anglo-Saxon Race is going to rule
the ranch in thin country. And
there is another thinjv: I wish to say,
and that is that tho sooner everybody
learns that faet nnd nets accordingly,
the better it will be for all concerned.
Happily for ns, at the timo of
which we speak, both courage and
conservatism were blended in our
great leader. A less courageous man
would not have dared to undertake
tho task; a less conservative man
would have precipitated the most
bloody tragedy in the world's history.
Hut as we move on down the
current of history we find that patriot
ism still thrives in Southern soil.
When the United States decided to
go to the help of downtrodden and
oppressed Cuba by breaking the force
oi' Spain's tyrannical rule, the South
stood roady to aid in the noble vork.
On the basis of "The .Joint Resolu
tion" passod by Congress wo joined
our forces with the North and went
forth in the Cause of Liberty. And
let nil' here say that the South will
ever demand that the solemn contract
in reference to the freedom of
Cuba shall ever be carried out. So
in that struggle Southern patriotism
was illustrated in such heroic leaders
as Fitzliugh Lee and .Joe Wheeler.
Why, sir. the South furnished the
first blood that was spill in the tragedy,
and that was when brave ensigh Hag
ley, of North Carolina, fell at Car
denas. It was our own Victor Blue,
of the Poo Doe Section of South Caro
lina, who, like Francis Marion of
Revolutionary fame, crossed the fiory
lilies <d' the enemy at pleasure and
brought us the first official tidings of
the situation ill Cuba. It was a
Georgia hoy. Lieut. Brumby, Dowoy's
Rag-lieutenant, who first raised the
stars and stripes over Manila.
It was oil .bama that furnished
ho heroic Uoison, tho famous Ilob
son, tho mucb-prnlsed Hobson, the
much-kissed Hob son, who performed
tho perilous task of sinking tbo Merri
mao. Some one has said that Hobson
did two things tho Spanish Nuvy has
nover beon ablo to do?sunk an Ameri
can vessol and made a Spanish Man-of
War lloat in security.
Hut why speak further of tbo pa
briotletn of the Southern people? Every
period of our history boars undying
testimony to the fact that that they are
tho most heroic people on the face of
the earth. Almost every battlefield
within our bordors Is st lined with tho
precious blood of Southern soldiery.
To them wo uro largely indebted for
tho csbHblishtnont of freedom in this
country of outs and tho'.r voices have
ever beon lifted in the in'orost of Lib
And now a word to you good women:
My friend*, let mo urge you toe vor
strive to perpetuate the precious mem
ory of our honored heroes and to incul
cato tbo great spirlfof patroitism, In
the library of Congress at Washington,
is a scries of mural decorations, illus
trating "Tho Virtues" ? Fortitude,
Justice, Patriotism, Temperance, Pru
dence, Industry and Concord. Tbo one
representing Patriotism is tho figure of
a woman about live and a half feet high,
clad in drapery and standing out on a
solid red background. She is repre
sented as feeding an eagle the emblem
of America, from a golden bowl. The
purpose is to symbolise tho nourish
ment given by patriotism to the spirit
of the nation. What a beautiful con
ception! May you catch its Insplra'lon
and strive oven moro oarnestly to
nourish our people on the spirit of pa
And to you, my young friends, let me
say that it Is incumbent upon us to
show that the spirit that animated our
fathers still burns in the hearts ol their
posterity. May you drink deeply of
tho golden bowl of patriotism and go
forth to lives of heroic service for your
And now a parting word to theso
dear honored veterans.
Mr. Duncan here mado a touching re
ference to the last days of the Vete
A Wonderful Saving.
Tho la^gost Methodist Church in
Georgia calculated to use one hundred
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint In painting their church.
They used only U2 gallons of the
Longmun & Martinez. Paint mixed
with '21 gallons of linseed ol'. Actual
cost of paint made was less than $1.20
Saved over eighty ($80.00) dollars In
paint, nnd got a big donation besides.
EVERY CHURCH will be given a
liberal quantity whenever they paint.
Many houses are woll painted with
four gallons of L. Sc M. and thri/o gil
lon?. of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers liko gold.
Those celebrated paints are sold by
W. L. BOYn, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton.
NOT A SICK DAY SINCE.
"I was takon severely s'ck with kid
ney trouble. I tried all sorts of modi'
cin< s, DO o of which relieved mo. One
(luv I saw an ad. of your Electric Bit
ters and dctorrainod to try that. After
takings few doses I felt rolioved, and
soon thereafter was entirely c ired, and
have not seen a s'ck day since. Neigh
bors of mine have beon cured of Rheu
matism, Neuralgia, Liver and Kidney
troubles and General Debility'" This
Is what B. F, Bass, of Fremont, N. C.
writes Only f)0 cents at Laurons Drug
Co and I'almetto Drug Co.
KS CHEAPER THAN
It is almost as neces
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Insurance and Surety
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett,
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_ FIRST BLOOD.
I ink is never so enthusiastic In
I J the early morning, when the
emotions are calmest and the
nerves are steadiest. But I
was determined to try to have the
baseball match postponed. There could
be no difficulty. One day wna as much
of a holiday as another to these easy
going fellows. But the Duko, when I
suggested a change In the day, simply
raised his eyebrows an eighth of an
Inch and said:
"Can't see why the day should bs
changed." Drueo stormed and swore
all sorts of destruction upou himself
If ho was going to change hi* stylo of
life for any man. The others followed j
V Hike's lead.
t Sunday was a day of ineon
gr. >s. The old and the new, the
east nd the west, the reverential past
and the iconoclastic present were
Jumbling themselves together in bewil
dering confusion. The baseball match
was played with much vigor und pro
fanity. The expression on the Pilot's 1
face as he stood watching for awhile
was a curious mixture of interest, sur
prise, doubt and pain. He was read
justing himself. He was so made as
to be extremely sensitive to his sur
r0UU< s. He took on color quickly. I
The i Indifference to, the audacloof
disregard of all he had hitherto consid
ered sacred and essential was discon
certing. They were all so dead aure.
How did he know they were wrong 1
It was his first near view of practical,
living skepticism. Skepticism In a
book did not disturb blm; he could put
down words against it. But her? It
wns alive, cheerful, attractive, Indeed
fascinating; for theso men In their
western garb and with their western
swing had captured his Imagination.
He was In a fierce struggle, and In a j
few minutes I saw htm disappear tnto
Meantime the match weut uproar
iously on to a finish, with the result
that the champions of Home had "to
stand the pain killer," their defeat be
ing due chiefly to the work of Ht and
Bronco Bill as pitcher and catcher.
The celebration was In full swing, or,
as III put it, "the boyB were takln*
their pizen good an' calm," when in
walked the Pilot. His face was still
troubled and his Hps were drawn and
blue,'as if he were in pain. A. alienee
fell on the men as he walked In
through the crowd and up to the bar.
He stood a moment hesitating, looking
round upon the faces, flushed and hot,
that were now turned toward him in
curious defiance. He noticed the look,
and it pulled him together. He faced
about toward old Latour and asked
him in a high, clear voice:
"Is this the room you said we might
The Frenchman shrugged his shoul
ders und said:
"There Is not any more."
The lad paused for an Instant, but
only for an Instant. Then. lifting a
l)lle of hymn books he had near him
on the counter, he said in n grave,
sweet voice and with the quiver of a
smile about his lips:
"Gentlemen, Mr. Latour has allowed
me this room for a religious service.
It will give mo great pleasure if you
will all Join," and immediately he
handed a hook to Bronco Bill, who,
surprised, took it as If he did not know
what to do with It. The others fol
lowed Bronco's lead till he came to
Bruce, who refused, saying roughly;
"No, I don't want it; I've no use for
The missionary flushed and drew
back as If he had been struck... hut Im
mediately, as If unconj
Duke, who was stt
stretched out his ha
a courteous bow
should be glad of
ply as be handed blf
men seated themselves
that ran round the room or
against the counter, and most
took off their hats. Just then in came
Muir, and behind htm his little wife.
In an instant the Duke was on his
feet, and every hat came off.
The missionary stood up tit the bar
and announced the hymn, "Jesus,
Lover of My Soul." The silence that
followed was broken by the pound of
a horse galloping. A buckskin bronco
shot past the window, and in a few
moments there appeared at the door
the Old Timer. He was about to stride
In when the unusual sight of a row
of men sitting solemnly with hymn
books In their hands held him fast at
the door. He gazed In nn amazed,
helpless way upon the men, then nt the
missionary, then back nt the men, nnd
Stood speechless. Suddenly there was
a high, shrill, boyish laugh, nnd the
men turned to ace the missionary In a
fit of laughter. It certainly was a
shock to any lingering ideas of religious
propriety they might have about tbem;
but the contrast between his frank,
laughing face nnd the amazed and dis
gusted face of the shaggy old man In
the doorway was too much for them,
nnd one by one they gavo way to roars
of laughter. The Old Timer, however,
kept his face unmoved, strode up to
the bar nnd nodded to old Latour, who
Served him his drink, which he took
at a gulp.
"Here, ohl man!" called out BUI. "Get
Into the game; here's your deck!" offer
ing him his book. But the missionary
was before him, and with vary beauti
ful grace he handed the Old Timer a
book and pointed him to a seat.
I shall never forget that service. As
a religious affair it was a dead fail
ure, but somehow I think the Pilot, as
HI approvingly snld, "got In his fanny
work," nnd It was not wholly a de
feat. The first hymn was sung chiefly
by the missionary nnd Mrs. Mulr,
whose voice was very high, with one
or two of the men softly whistling an
accompaniment. The second hymn
was better, nnd then came tho lesson,
the story of the feeding of the five
thousand. As the missionary finished
the story, Bill, who hnd been listening
with great Interest, said:
"I say, pard, I think I'll call you
"I beg your pnrdonl" said the star
"You're glvln' us quite a song and
tin nee now, nlu't you?"
**I don't understand," was the puz
"How many men was there in the
trowd?" naked Bill with a Judicial air.
"And how fOMsH tfrofeP
"live loaves and two flehe?," au?
swcred Bruce for the missionary.
"Well," drawled Bill with the air of
a man who has reached a conclusion,
"that's a little too unusual for mo.
Why," looking pityingly at tho mis
sionary, "it nln't imtnrol."
"Hlght you ore, my boy," said Bruce,
with a laugh. "It's deucedly unnatu
"Not for him," said the missionary
quietly. Then Bruce Joyfully took him
up nnd led him on luto a discussion of
evidences, aud from evidences into
metaphysics, the origin of evil and tho
freedom of the will, till the missionary,
as Bill said, "was rattled worse nor a
rooster In the dark."
Poor little Mrs. Mulr was much
scandalized and looked anxiously nt
her husband, wishing him to taku her
out But holp came from nn unexpect
ed quarter, and III suddenly called out:
"Here you, Bill! Shut your blanked
Jaw, aud you, Bruce, give tho man u
chance to work off his music."
"That's sol" "Fair ployl" "Go on!"
WON the cries that cumo In response
to Hi's appeal.
The missionary, who was ull trem
bling and much troubled, gave 111 a
grateful look and said:
"I'm ufmld there uro u great many
things I don't understand, und I tun not
good at argument." There were shouts
of "Go on!" "Fire aheadl" "Play
thy gurnet" but he said, "I think wo
will close the service with ti hymn."
His frankneBH nnd modest}' and his re
spectful, courteous manner gained the
sympathy of tho men, so that all Joined
heartily In sluglng, "Suu of My Soul."
In the prayer that followed his voice
grew steady and his nerve came back
to him. The words were very simple,
and the petitions wore mostly for light
and for strength. With n few words of
remembranco of "those In our homes
f?r away who think of us nnd pray
for us and never forget," this strango
Bervlee was brought to n close.
After the missionary had stepped out
the whole affair was discussed with
great warmth. Hi Keudal thought
"the Pilot didn't have no fair show,"
maintaining that whou ho was "ropln*
a steer he didn't want no blanked ten
derfoot to be shovln' In his rope like
Bill there." But Bill steadily main
tained his position that "the story of
that there picnic was a little too un
usual" for him. Bruco was trying
meanwhile to beguile the Duke into a
discussion of the physics and meta
physics of the case. But the Duke re
fused with quiet contempt to bo drawn
into a region whero he felt himself a
stranger. Ho preferred pokor himself
if Bruce cared to take a hand, and so
the evening went on, with the theolog
ical discussion by HI and Bill in a
judicial, friendly spirit in one corner,
while the others for tho most part
When the missionary roturned lato
there were only a few left in the room,
among them the Duke nnd Bruce, who
was drinking steadily and losing
money. The missionary's presence
seemed to Irritate him, and he played
even more recklessly than usual, swear
ing deeply at every loss. At the door
the missionary stood looking up into
the night sky and humming softly
"Sun of My Soul," and after a few
minutes the Duke Joined In humming
n boss to the air till Bruce could con
tain himself no longer.
"I say," he called out, "this isn't nny
blanked prayer meeting, is It 7"
The Duke ceased humming and,
looking nt Bl'UCC, said quietly: "Well,
what 1* It? What's the trouble?"
"Trouble!" shouted Bruce. "I don't
see what hymn singing has to do with
a poker game."
"Oh, I see! I beg pardon! Was I
singing?" said the Duke. Then, after
a pause, he added: "You'ro quite right.
I Buy, Bruco, lot's quit. Something has
got on to your nerves." And, coolly
?weeping his pile into his poekot. he
gave up the game. With an oath
Bruce left the table, took another
drink aud went unsteadily out to bis
"This isn't anii blanked prayer mccttna,
horse, and soon we heard him ride
away Into the darkness, singing
snatches of the hymn and swearing
the most awful oaths.
The missionary's face was white
with horror. It was all new and hor
rible to him.
"Will he get safely home?" he asked
of the Duke.
"Don't you worry, youngster," snld
the Duke in his loftiest manner. "He'll
The luminous, dreamy eyes grew
hard and bright ns they looked the
Duke In the faco.
"Yes, I shall worry, but you ought
to worry more."
"Ah," sold the Duke, raising his
brows and smiling gently upon the
bright, stern young faco lifted up to
hie. "I didn't notice that I had asked
''If anything should happen to him,"
replied tho missionary quickly, "I
should consider you largely responsi
"That would bo kind," said the
Duke, still Rinlllng with his Hps. But
after n moment's steady look into the
mlsslonory's eyes he nodded his head
twlco or thrice and without further
word turned away.
Tho missionary turned eagerly tome:
"They beat mo this afternoon," ho
cried, "but, thank (Jod, I know now
they are wrong and I am right! I
don't understand! I can't see my way
through! But I am right! It's true!
I feel It's truo! Men can't Hvo with
out him nnd be men!"
And long after I went to my shack
that night I saw before me tho eager
face with the luminous eyes and heard
the triumphant cry: "I feel It's true!
Men can't live without him and be
men!" And I knew that though his
flrtt Sunday ended in defeat there was
Victory yet awaiting him.
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