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\ \ rience, modern appliances, or serve your needs as
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Cumberland, Md. 2
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I Line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Prompt attention, Quick Sales, Short
Profits are our Watch Words. Call to see us
in Dial Building or Phone 50 when wanting
anything in our line.
J. C. HENDERSON, Manager
By Miss Laura Cromer
At a meeting of the Joseph B. Ker
shaw Chapter, U. 1>. C, held several
weeks ago two papers of such excel
lence were read that The Advertiser
was requested to print them. One of
them "Reconstruction Period", writ
ten by Miss Laura Cromer, appears
below. The other one, "Ante-bellum
Days in the South." by Miss Laura
Uarksdale, will appear in a forthcom
When our fathers and grandfathers
returned from the four years of war
fare, to find the homes they had left
lying in ashes, and tho cherished acres
of land so pitilessly multilated, it
must have required more heroism and
courage than we can imagine to set
to work again to deliver them out of
this state of chaos. But think of their
horror when this beloved state, for
which they had so freely shed their
blood became known as "Military Dis
trict No. 2"! It is then that "Reign
of Terror" in our country, common
ly called the Reconstruction Period,
is said to have begun.
We reckon our reconstruction from
1S65-1S77, but readers of history will
go back farther than that and tell us
that the first spark was dropped
among tho rubbish of an incomplete
government when the constitution of
the United States was first adopted,
and had slowly, but surely, been burn
ing its way through the grea: mass
of sectional discontent and disagree
ments, until it burst into llamo in
1S65. The four years of blood-shed,
just preceding, gave the real alarm
of the mighty conflagration so soon
to sweep over our land.
Virginia, New York and Rhode Is
i&nd were the first to point out the
t that our constitution was defec
tive, when they refused to adopt it,
without claiming the right of seces
Th? Missouri Compromise, and again
the r->-.z:'t romise of 1S50 only served to
? :rrzz'.trr. this spirit of dissension
^ii been smouldering among our
Abraham Lincoln has been accussed ,
i-i fcbused you please, as the fath-j
rr Receattraction, but history pre-,
unu facti la such an authoritative
on* is compelled to rec-j
ognixe abolitionists and that oth
er ir. famous class of politicians, then
kno^n as Republicans, as the true
To daughters of the Confederacy
it seems superfluous to tell you what
reconstruction means. You who have
heard your parents tell of the blood
curdling incidents that took place dur
ing those days and who have followed
by proxy that champion leader of
white government, Gen. Wade Hamp
ton, as he and his "Red Shirts." blaz
ed the trail for those who were to
live after him, know all too well the
significance of this one word. It has
been tested in our own state. A Latin
word, divided into its several parts,
first: Re, meaning again; second, con,
meaning together, and lastly, the past
participle of the very struo. meaning
to build, or letter still, put. Combine
these three, and we have: to put to
gether again. There wo have the com
plete significance of the word before
us, and please lay special stress upon
You ladles know that it is a much
simpler task to properly put together
a new garment than It is to rip apart
and n.ake over an old one. And in
making over an old one, we are oblig
ed totcut out some portions that are
not necessary, and very often. Insert
folds of new material in order to fash
ion a modern garment.
Our government pnssed through the
same process; and as South Carolina
took the first step toward dissolving
the union, she also took the first to
ward repairing it.
It would take too long to recount
even a few of the affairs so closely
associated with reconstruction in our
state. Briefly I would say that such
times always find candidates for of
fice who can supply the proper en
dorsements of corruption and vice, to
prey upon the hopeless victims. Our
brave men, who had fought so gallant
ly for what they thought was right,
were forced to stand aside and see
such scalawags as Robort K. Scott,
and Franklin J. Moses, Jr., occupy the
chair that had held such men as the
Plnckneys, Rutlcdges, Mlddleton,
Pickens, etc., whllo three of our con
gressmen In Washington were negroes
And at homo over half the members of
the legislature were Ignorant, treach
erous negroes, who stole the property
of our citizens, and theratened the
lives of not only our men, but our
women and children as well.
This was all fearful, but tho gross
est Indignity heaped upon our brave
men was their disfranchlsement. Be
cause they had fought for a principle
they deemed right, and to them sa
cred, they were accused of treason to
the Union, and donled the right to
vote, while the Illiterate and fiendish
negro was Invested with all the pow
er of his former master. Somo of
our ablest men were east into Federal
prisons, while negro soldiers, arrayed
in the United States army uniforms,
were placed in control of the affairs
of our commonwealth.
President Johnson, a southern man
himself, sought to bring relief to the
state by appointing Benjamin P. Per
ry, of Greenville, as provisional gov
ernor on June 13, 1865. With the help
of other citizens, Gov. Perry attempt
ed to set up a government In our state,
hut this failed on account of the in
terference of Federal soldiers, and It
was then that affairs rapidly passed
from bad to worse, resulting in the
condition 1 have alluded to previous
Daniel H. Chamberlain, although a
man not to be admired, was the first to
bring any real relief, and he pointed 1
out to the people that It would be Im
possible to have a desirable, or even i
bearable, government with the ma- (
jority of the voters negroes.
It required Gen. Wade Hampton to
teach the negro his place In southern '
politics. With his election In 1S7G. '
and not till then, did the people real- I
ize any permanent relief, lie brought |
the state entirely under the control j
of white voters.
It also required quite a sacritlce on
the part of this noble gentleman ton
take up this work, tl was forced up- t
on him by the people of his state and ?
when he realized that duty and patri- ,
otism called him, he forgot self, and |
considered only the welfare of his fel- <
And thus it was with a number of ,
others, who were asked to be loyal to J
their country after the tight had end-1 <
ed. This country did not float the !
same flag over their heads as the J
one they had so recently lost, but ?
have you ever heard of a single In- <
stance where one of our fore-fathers ]
was guilty of loathing that flag? Did ]
not the red in those stars and stripes ?
represent the Identical virtue as por- ,
trayed In the stars and bars? Was J
not the white of one as pure as the ?
other? And as a common bond of j <
fellowship and sympathy we insert' J
the blue, and combine the red and ?
white of the other two. i
Doubtless there were tears In many ,
a strong man's eyes as he folded away |
the tattered flag that floated the stars <
and bars, but there were patriotism )
and heroism in his heart when he un-1'
folded the bright banner of red, white <
and blue, and acknowledged it as his ',
own. His blood has obliterated Mason J
and Dlvon's line. There is no north <
or south now. We belong to one coun- i
try, and we are proud of this great
land of ours.
Now we realize that in union alone1
have we accomplished more than any \
other country in the same length of '
There are still a few who allow their '
prejudice to overrule them, and eher- '
lsh a resentment toward tin; north of ?
our country for the acts of some of !
their most unprincipled representa
tives during those dark days of re
construction. They should know that
the north was mortified because of
these same acts, and If the natural
state of confusion that necessarily
follows war, had not existed, these
fearful affairs might have been pre
Now the majority of our people
know that we raise the cotton nnd the
north manufactures It?that Is, our
surplus, for the south Is fast grow
ing In the manufacturing Industry;
our fertile lands do not furnish food
for our people alone but our brotiier
farther north as well.
Wo are gathered together daughters,
to perpetuate the noble lives of those
who fought for the southern cause,
and this we shall always do; for these
are worthy the emulation of our broth
ers, sons, and husbands; but all have
also learned the value and beauty of
true patriotism, and far bo it from us
to plant one seed of prejudlco In
the mind of any one who loves his
"Own, his native land."
ITS SO EASY TO END CATARRH.
Qo to tho I,nurenB Drug Co. and
say I want a HYOMKI outfit--tako it
home?open the box?pour a few drops
of HYOMKI from the bottle Into the
little hard rubber Inhaler?breatho It
for five minutes and note tho refresh
ing relief?breatho It four or flvo
times a day for a few days and ca
tarrh and all Its disgusting symptoms
will gradually disappear.
HYOMRI contains no opium, co
caine of other harmful drug and is
sold on money back plan for catarrh,
asthma, croup, colds, coughs and ca
tarrhal deafness. Complete outfit
$1.00?extra bottles If needed 50 cents
at Laurens Drug Co. and druggists
everywhere. Simple Instructions for
use in every package?you can't fail
to banish catarrh If you follow In
Red Iron Racket sells same goods
for less money six days In a week. J.
C. Hums & Co., 210 W, Laurens, St..
Laurens, S. C.
I IN THE STUD?SEASON OF 1912
The Magnificently Bred Stallion
v. M ?
Grand Son of CHESTER DARE 10
Will stand for 3i5)i of 1912 at $20.00 to insure
standing colt. Limited to 50 approved mares.
Childress Live Stock Co.'s Stables
Property of R. B. CHILDRESS, Laurens, S. C.
Healing Ointment Harness Galls
We have a small lot of samples.
Call for one. Don't delay for we cant
get more after the lot is given away.
Palmetto Drug Company
W. H. WASHINGTON, Manager
Cotton Seed $1.00 per
COLUMBIA, NK YYBKHKY A LAUBENS r LWAY.
N. B. The following schedule figures are publlBhed only as' Information,
and not guaranteed. ?nermauoiy
53 Station 52
2:1?. p m Lt Laurens Ar 212 p m
2:3B Clinton i:5o
3:20 Newberry 12:66
3:34 Prosperity 12:42
4:55 Ar Columbia Lv U:1Z
*:20 Ar Sumter Lv 9-41
10:00 p m Ar Charleston Lt 6: IC & m
??Trains 54 and 55 run solid between Oreenvllle and Colnmhi?, , .,
cc?t Sund,.,. The., at G.rrM. ?. St.t.o?. w?2 uLT 2" Z
53 go lo Union Station. lrft,nB 52 and
Co"umbia?,rOUBh trR,n8 b6tWeen Greenv,Ue and (:harleBton via Lauren, and
T. C. WHITE, General aPssenger Agent.
8:20 a m