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JA K O DCINashville, Tenn., Mrrehll 1.--The
duel between Andrew .Jackson and
(iharles Dickinson was fought on the
banks of Rled River, a small streamI
near what is now the little town of
Adairville, Ky. Among the people
of that section the (letails of the duel
have been handed dlown from genera
stion to generation, until it is a neigh
borhood legend, clothed in all the ro
mance whieh sueh folklore usually
acquiren, yet remarkably clear and
true, even to the small details.
Jacksop was one of the most re
nowned duellists as well as notable
charneters in many ways in Utnited
States history. llut all agree that he
was a lan of (lulkcl teplrll', liri con
victions and alw:ys willing P11 ready
to light. Ili:; ::eerest critics pay him
homage 'or the lldelity 111(1 levot on)
to his wife, and1 it is a sad fact Ih-1:
their marriage was 11nd(1( such cir
del that was 11!lnified and used as
political npital during his first cami
paign for11 Presiidlen.
It . w , in defen11( of hi:, wife'si ha'
o' that he fou;h.t h;:; 1mo-t not 1 ihe
duel. 1His d'emeanor in tihs nmrnor
abl }e en( punter is a true index to his
implacable enm1ity ::nd0 his absolute
At the time the (larrel with )iek
Inson arose. .Iakon h(5011d:( located at
Nashville, Tenn. At the age of 21 he
Was selt as public proseentor 'o Penn11
ylvanin, then a wild an uliettied
country, where Iawlessness held sway.
and where his life was in almost con
tant danger, yet. he is credited with'
having discharged his dillies fearless
ly and well, and rapidly made himself
one of the foremost men of the times.
How Jackson Miet. Mrs. dtohmrds.
On reaching Nashville .Jckson se
Cured board withi a es1 Mg. 1)on"sol,
widow of .l111 )onelson, a pioneer
who had been killed several years be
fore. To this couple had been horn
a daughter, Racliel, and according to
the custom of those early days, she
had married at a very tender age.
Lewis Rohards being her choice for
a husband. Rohairds is charged with
having a hearish dispositlon, and con
tinually found fault with his beauti
ful young wife, and was insanely Jeal
ous of any 'man who spoke pleasant
ly to her. At one time lie sent her
back to her mother, where she re
mained for a year before a mutual
friend effected a reconeliation.
So it was that when Jackson, then
a young lawyer, took up his abode in
the 1)onelson home it was not long
until 'Rohards grew Jealous of himt. So
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they will be PROVIDED F
and wasting every dollar y<
will become of them. Who
If you put into our bank wh
ishly it will protect those cl
Make OUR bar
We pay interest in E
N. B. DIAL, Pres.
Office in The Batik<
We are fully equipped
in material equipment to
We would be glad to con
the sub-division of lands
poses. Letters and teleph
$SON Deft IN 1808
violent was Rogard's passion that he
again sent his fair wife back to her
mother, and, two years later, in 1791,
the Legislature of Virginia passed i
bill authorizing the Supreme Court of
Kentucky to try before a Jitry the
ulit for divorce which Robards had
After filing his petition Robards
took no further action for 'two years,
bitt in the ieantimDe .ackson and
.\lr, Robards had been mnarried, evi
deutly believing the decree of divorce
had been giliitntl. When liohards
(11(1 really secure his divorce on Sep
teiiber 27, 1793, .lackson aind his
%vife were plicly iiarried again.
Never was Ihere the slightest sus
pilcion of conjugal faithlessnes.
algainst either .lacksonl or his wif'e,
save the ainbiguous condition; innler
'ht''hli they were itirried. Y't thl
ublie never forgot or ('nsed to go'
sip. :endl it is saidl that tihe o''erlh'ar
inig of somea of the tahe- thait woer he
ing told really causied( .\l 's. .lackson's
During ie l first camuip:'igii her ltus
haluii inade, for'Il the 'lsidencl:y, wig
storie s were"( told altl prtinted
thi:oiglhot the e tiuntry that foriu a
pit iable coinitent i Utry on the politii'aI
ethics of the day, .lMrs. .lack ont w.mt
it her rooi at :n i1111 at Nash ill;.
andl overheard solv' teen in an id
ioili i , r uoont discuising it 'r with itsy
'to,ti r iti(k, an d ro ualiediy iti n
'fetailw th slanders that were bing
i'c(sitecd. The horror of the revla
tiolln--for ti to that tin o .lackssn
had been sucessfutl in his effort to
shield her fro all knowledge of tihe
seurrilous storie.e-brought on the
heart attack, andl she diedi within it
i'ckson's friends dIelared that
'Dickinson, grown jealous of .Jackson's
increaing popularity, ha d deternitn
ed to drive hiin front eniessiii, and
seized upon the ar'ital 1l0ou' itas a
ni.ans to that end in any event, it is
ch iurged that lie circulated the eur
rent stories and had blood was engen
dered, but not to the point of an open
challenge. Yet only an opportunity
was necetissairy, and this was given in
a ftluarlel arising Over a bet 'l adt'e on
a hiorse race.
lrkinson Good Shot.
The duel was fought early inl the
morning onl .\ay 30, 1808, writes M1.
1B, acon in (lhe Tennesseean, and any
onio living in or near Adairville, can
shc: you the spot, point out the
hlouses where both duellists and their
attendanit stopped the preceding
night and1 other items of interest eon
nectedi with the affair. Why Adair
/tt/Mtt k // 'MB%D.TU3 "Villith
,.l m. w a n I uun
i lll Mim M (W
r youto asvye foryour
>nyi tp n yo1ko
at you topendwor ford for
lildren dependent on you,
ik YOUR bank,
to Land Surveys
)S. & CHEVES
>f Laurens BEaililig
,both hyp xperience and
meet ev4 requirement.
rer with ' nyone desiring
ir surveys for any pur
one calls will be promptly
s. & Cheves
Ville was selected as the meeting
place is not clear, unless it was be
cause it is just over the Kentucky
Tennessee line, and the fighters walnt
od the encounter to take place in an
other State than the one in which
Dickinson was a famous shot with
the pistol, and between the time of
the acceptance of the challenge and
the meeting he did everything possi
ble to daunt his prospective adversary
by exhibitions of his wonderful accu
racy and quickness. In his home he
had a dummy prepared of about the
same size and general build as the
tail, spare form of G.en. Jackson, and
would amuse his friends who called
to see him by asking: "And where
shall I hit Glen. .tackson this timr ?"
No sooner would they reply: "In the
eye,'' or "In the heart," tian his pls
tol would ring (lilt and the uhiIet
would ):o true to the spot named on
On the ro: d to the ditelling ground
he entertained hris complanions and
those they wouhi~r meet by shootingi
salil 01)hj1 ciets. even niii n1 small
cords in to as they swniig free, or
hitig1 colir tant wta er Ifip e'd 'i'to
the air. At oie. ~ivern where the
party sto uin Dickinson went tay.roiag
his lerfiormii:'ne" and( le'nil thee
strmig with 4the tarn atf keeper,. sy
sil: If ( a . .t;a- kt on comiy alon
this roaag 1:e kin;i enru?' to s' him
t'hat.' Iti t heon tineiga dhzi n'd lir.
cat n e it iih ary : t. tst. to ti.
.ai:ny, fon 1an11 l'i pa.'-t vi t er rIten l
first to rear-h m th neigthe o(ta d of te.
duell n t 'ro:( i,:th( and they stpe dto :e
lit homes of" a .\Ir. .\iller. where trav -
ellerIs w.,ere wont to I!" vmr 4 '
chout a hour i:'te : i :inson te
hs pmrty s oitoed at the a'ie place,
llie it ails the oth ers already there,
they weit a short distance f:ther , to
the homne of' a .\r. IIlnris. ar son-inr
lasw o, AMiller, where thew w'ere Laken
in wor the niut. aoth of thase
houses at re stuining today. The
diller 'lou'se is of brick and the
earthquake of 1:5I1 so badlly cracked
the walls that it had to pe largely re
constructed. The oarris house, a
iambni~g twlo stor frame aff:=ir, I
still extant, though plainly showing
the ravages of, time.
hI e next morning dawned bright
aind clear', in sharp contrast to thy'
rainy, iesappointed time tthe prinli
pals, with their seconds atnd a sur
geon eah, met near the larris home.
Adairville people will tell you that
the plac'e selected was at imwpaw
thicket. and that, before the duel
could proceed thre hushes hadt to be
ut away with penknives.
Jackson's sron Irine.
te It, lit ts ma.y, the prelitiinaries
were soon arranged and ai coin was
tossed for choice of positions. nerk
inson won and chose to st:1ndo' faccg
west, which grat the sun at i'- back,
giving him vuite an advantage. The
distance was neasrked OTN and Pegs
set for each man to place his tte
ag ainst. At the word "'Fire!"' Dick
inson leveled his pistol and imlled
the trigger. The bullet spent true
and hit .ackson lin the breast, brea.l
Ing tvwo ribs, an injulry which weak
ened and trouhled him for the rest of
his life. Ie showed so little sign of
being hit, however that i )iekinesor
crid out: "\ly mlod, I have missed
Itickin'"on, so the" tale of the Adair"
ville imootle goes, then sto(ppeed awayv
frot his le, uit wIs seconds force.
it h:'rk an ntide him0 st:and fo till
ntil .la kon could ire. ' he to t tr
rallkoy reaised his pistol, took delib
erate aini, and liekinson fell, lilt a
mortal woutui. le was taken bk
to the arris ho:r:ad m mlde as
conifortable as possible all day in
the shade of an enormous cirm that
thoughi the hyart."We igtcm
onielcwasoved riento he alwas in
byte that mkoetice his op-it a nal
spoent n he de abouit 9Jo'lok.
worekinson'rpgrave an uniasall looed
dearve Nasil to the loly o hait
worth' lids, ndaied a te pros
oe tie5 aefo(1sa0.linsa
on he river ht toringi' th iae
whoeob air tokIs.e hr
Jackso walkied tomrm the duingo
ground baklto (ltelillerod homeO
tree were caseully prervhoustil
weakeinedbtoea they erased florv
don bym an itpasn whtor rinin.
Aon 1and tenruglldf atenion sto it.
reerkson. repIaedo wtnde oathvotloto
mtoisonf itevser wanted. -ikws
ate i elto toe the comfortnoy
thnowirst thte hutha been h ieit and
cotietd:a tha wouldid ha le song
enough to those im the h'oadt m i le
thiroughC o tiltshear ttIcataii
Dickinson'se frliaenemhav; alwaythsen
vIled wrthet Jackonhv traick ed his r
iponn inq ltheI~ duei-that akona
the was very tall, and l. it liure
afittimat adereby Dtwicisn-a
"deee lis t the rocatIn of his.d
oncel ide sn ieofPein
Iaknth r'iveotom((1t where1 the)
yet'soruouaffai eo p4lae' there'
stod uti a'lecet .ye "w enor
mous trees1I~i abo ten pacs pat ha
will be found b
of this store fii
cidental; it's of
~' ) wid
* N-. it * 'E ('ONFEREN(E. * I
There is to be a i() ('onference
ieeting or conference for Common
Good, in the towni or Laun is at the1
St. Paui ~lHlpti1st churchCI, colored, for
the coloredl people0 of Lau1renls county,
Fridlay March 20. The session will be
gin at 11 a. mn. and will be coniductedl
by the R1ev. Richard Carroll or Co
lumblia, S. C. A number of prominent
spleakers have beenl invited to address
this 'meeting. All colored people, es
ieelially, farmers, preachers, andl la
borers, are urged to attend. Among
the subjects to be discussed are the
f<,llowing: "H~ow to reach the criminal
elcmnent among our people"; "How to
be'tter -tho relation of the races in th~e
South"; "WhTly the negro should stick
to the soil or tihe farm"; "The pecu
liar work of the negro minister."
R1ev. Rlichard Carroll states that he
will be glad if the white people who
rend this papeor would call attention of
the colored ipeople to this meeting. Ses
sions will begin at 10 a. m. and close
at 10 p. m. the same day. F'or further
information add~ress: R1ev. M. C. 11.
D~illard, Clinton. S. C., GI. II. Franklin,
Launrens, R1ev. L. M. Kennedy, Laurens,
R1ev. WV. R.Slaton, Laurens.
Sp)ring 100od aind systemn (leainser
DIurlng the winter months impurities
accumulate, your blood becomes im
pure and thick, your kidneys, liver and
bowels fail to work, causing so-calledl
"Spring Fever". You feel tired, weak
andi lazy. E'lectii Hittors-the spring
tonic and system cleanser-is what you
needi; they stimulate the kidneys, liv
er and bowels to hen ,thy action, explel
blood impurities and restore your
health, strength and ambition. Electric
Hitters makes you feel like new. Start
a four weeks' treatment-it will puit
you in fine shape for your spring wvork
(lunranteedl. All druggists. 50~c and
H. E. hluckien & Co,
Phiildelha or St. Louis.
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Real Estate Laurens, S. C.
City and Surburban Property and Farm Land.
One new sevenI roomI cot inge nlear W at ts MNill.
S One lou r roomu hotuse withI IourI lots inicl uded, near' Watts
M !ill for twelve hundr(1 ed and(1( 6fly d(llars fo r quick sale. Ihouse j~
andl lot cost muore thani price asked. Reason for selling, party>
owninug moved to lower' part of the .state.
3 1-4 acres on Farley Avenue.
2acres on lParley Avenue, a bargain in both of these lots.
Go~od building sighit.
One two story house, well constructed of best material on
K One smiall store room and good size lot on corner Fleming
andl( MIills streets for $600.00) cash.
One two story brick building on East Main street wvith fine
shade trees. In good neighborhood. This place can be bought
for .$3,000.00. The buildings on this lot worth the money.
a100 acres farm land with necessary buildings in two miles
4. of Pruincetoni at $20.00 an acre.
1(00 acres fouri miles south of Laurens near New Prospect
~*school. This is ai good farm. Pried $?.500.00.
S 343 acres near Clinton. This is naie proposition for mak
mng some money.
50 acres fine farming land just outside city limits at $65
65 acres near Rarksdale Station.
110 acres in two miles of~ Ora for $2500.00. Lands adjoining
sell for forty andl fifty dollars p)er acre.
One acre and 6-room house on E(ast Main St., near Min..
Seral Spring at $3,000.
- One 8-rioomi house on Lau rel St., at $2,500.
One 8-room house on L-aurens :;t., at $2,500.
One 1 5-roomt house on Sonl t h Ilarper St., near the square.
146 acre f~arm nea r Trilt y Hlcde school. Fine neighbor
hood antd best. school adva r 'uges for thue man who buIya4 t his
30 acres in half~ miile of city l im its at $55.00 per acre.
Chicora High Crade Guano
For Sale By
Aug. Huff, Laurens, S. C.