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The Laurens Advertiser.
Si. o per Year in Advance.
" My foolish boy! Of course I love
\ I love everything bore?thoso
distant bleak barreu h?ls, the groat
m 1 valloy, tbn Bago brush, the
cactus, the toads, the raugo cattle, the
ponies, and?everything that goes to
make up tliis boundless Western couu
try. Aud, above and beyond all else,
1 love you. You are a wouderful
picture in a wonderful frame. I could
not separate you from the country, nor
the country, from you. Would I lovo
it with you out of it? I cau't say. I
can't imagino you out of it." Sho
patted her pony's neck as sho talked.
** Would you love me anywhoro olse,
I wonder, iu your far-away Eastern
home, for example, amoug your more
She answered him by a peal of sil
very laughter which rang down the
canyon aud elartlcd the lizards bask
ing iu the sunshino. He looked up
** Pardon mo, dear, but I was just
imagining you among my friends back
East. It?seems so funuv."
Ho colored under tbo hoavy tan
coating of his handsome face and pull
ed his sombrero down more closely
over his eyes.
" Am 1, then, so different?such a
wild man of Borneo?that you would
hesitate to iutroduce me to your
M Yes, I would hesitate, for it would
set all the girls Hocking to the West in
search of other wild men of Borneo, |
aud there are no others?none half so j
dear as my wild man. Careful there,
Vixon, careful, careful. Oh, see
Guthrie, a rattlesnake 1" The pony
had shied to one side and trembled
from head to foot.
Quick as a Hash Guthrie .Blalock
drew his revolver from his belt and
shot the serpent dead. Thou hnstily
dismounting ho knelt among the
Btoues ana cactus, detached the string
of rattles, ten in uumbcr, and handed
them to the girl. She recoived them
calmly aud fastened them in her belt.
A few months ago she would have
shuddered and screamed. Hut she had
learned much during her short stay at
her brother's cattle ranch. Under
Guthrio Blalock's tutelage she had de
veloped into a true daughter of the
plains with marvelous rapidity. The
day she stepped off the train after a
loug journey from the Hast, and Hew
into her brother's arms every cattleman
and rancher standing around the
Station began nourisbiug a secret bone
in his own breast. Such n slight,
willowy figure, such a bright, witching
fn such merry blue eyes aud such a
sit try, contagious laugh all bound up
in ie young woman, could not fail to
produce a sensaliou, especially where
women were us rare as a cloud in the
perpetual blue of the skies overhead.
Every man in the country suddenly
(lev Oped a desire to do business with
]!cj ijyman. They all had bunches of
cattle to dispose of, but, strange to say
they could novcr couio to terms. Each
' isit called for another.
" It's fuuuy, Genie," Bob said to
uis sister, with a twinkle in bis eye,
" what a capitalist these men tako me
for. Perhaps they think you brought
gold with you for investment. Can't
imagine what olso heads all the pouics
for my ranch."
Genie laughed aud was pleased, but
not until Guthrie Blalock came on real
business with no intention of meeting
" the lily of tho valley," as the men
called her, was she impressed.
" Bob," she whispered, as he came
into the room for a paper, ** introduce
me to that handsome man."
" He's not like the others, Genie; ho
doesn't care a rap about women?would
probably be rude to you."
411 don't care. Introduce rnc," she
commanded and he obeyed.
Guthrie bad been merely polite, had
avoided her, bad shown for her no ad
miration. Straightway he became tho
only man in tho wholo country for
whose attention she cared a tig. And
the inevitable was happening. She
nad at last won him ? more com
pletely than she realized. They were
constantly together on large rides over
the hills and the pluius, and Bob was
highly pleased at the prospect of keep
ing his sister in the West. They were
orphans and she hud remained in the
East with a younger brother, who had
needed her care until tho past year,
when, his school days being about
over, she felt free to visit Bob, whom
she had not seen since she wus a little
Guthrie 1'. la lock had been an enigma
to the men witb whom ho transacted
business?for he met them on no other
footing?since he first came to tho
country ten years ugo, and engaged
himself as cowboy to one of tho cuttle
kiugs. Silent, morose, gloomy, he had
ridden the plains and lassoed steers till
now he was one of the biggest cattle
owners in that regiou, but yet ho held
aloof, understood and loved by no one.
Many mistrusted him and whispered
of black deeds committed in some more
civilized clime. Could thoy havo lift
ed the mask they would have found
only a sore quivering heart, that,
shrinking from contact with the world
of men, sought solace in nature. From
his earliest memory ho had craved love
and had gone loveless through the
years. His mother had died during
his infancy. As he grew into young
manhood tho first girl who caught his
attontion received from him a weulth
of silent, all-absorbing devotion which
*sho was not capablo of understanding.
A few years ot wedded bliss and she
w ccked his life by running away with
An artist who could sing sontimentul
songs and make pretty speeches.
Guthrie hoard of her doath, but it
could not add one throb to tho already
bleeding heart that would not break.
A i the years passed ovor his head
ho imperceptibly grow into tho calm
induced by the wide Wostorn plains,
und not until Genie crossed his path
did he arouse himself to any interest
beyond his ponies. Gradually sho
awakened all his old love of loving.
She came to be a necessary part of his
existence. Ho knew that his whole
life now depended on her. Should
she get out of it?she should not go
out of it. With clenchod teeth be
swore it, and had Genie seen the look
on his face she would have trembled.
But he hud won her, oven as she had
won him. To her it was hoavon to bo
by bis side: to him it was hell, in the
fear something would take her from
When they roached homo that even
ing, as he lifted her from the pony he
held her closely, almost Horcely to him.
1 " Tell me, Genie," he whispered,
. " is there any one in the East for whom
you once cared?who might over come
between us? Be honest, little girl."
, She drew away from him fend looked
down, tupping the toe of her boot with
her riding whip. Could ho have Been
her eyes the mischief tbore lurking
would havo reassured bitn.
44 Yes, Guthrie, thero was some one
I thought 1 loved with my whole
heart. I didn't think anyone could
ever bo dearer to mo or tnukt> mo lose
sight of my duty to bun. Hut you
have, Guthrie; you havo almost made
me forgot him."
Ho turned as white as I bo pale in >on
light that enveloped them. That 41 al
most" cut him to tho quick; aud if she
had forgotten one man for bitn would
u-it )-l>o forget him lor another? At
thai uement Hob opened the door.
44 Hollo," ho called. ?4 Coino In,
Guthrie. A lot of mail?letters from
home?came down for you, Genie."
At the magic word 44 mail" she hur
ried inside leaving tho two men talk
i ing together.
Soon Hob went on tho stables aud
Guthrie entered the bouse. She did
not boo him enter nor feel his presence
as ho crossed over and stood behind
bor. Sho sat gazing at the photograph
of a handsome boyish young face. The
tears were streaming down her cheeks,
and from time to time sho beul for
ward aud kissed tho picture
44 Morton," sho murmured, 44 Morton,
1 had almost forgotten you, dear."
Guthrie bent over her. 44 Is this the
one you loved?before you met me?"
41 Yes, Guthrie. 1 bad forgotton
bow much he was to nie. 1 have been
I scltlsh. His dear faco seems to ro
proach me. Guthrie, it is my-"
A quick backward movement, a
sharp " click," and Guthrie Bialock
sank limply into a chair, letting his
pistol fall to the lloor. Ho had for
gotten that tho last charge hud been
spent on the rattlesnake; that only
saved him from self-murder.
" Guthrie, Guthrie," cried Genie,
springing to his side. 14 Oh, tell mo
what is the trouble.'1 At that moment
Bob entered. Guthrie roso to leave; I
while and terrible to see. |
14 Sit down, man." commanded Bob,
seeing that something had gone wrong
and unwilling for him to leave in such
a slalo. Ho thought Genie had refused
him. To divert attention he picked up
the photograph lying on the table.
" Ah, a new picture of the kid. We
can't call him httlo brother' any long
er, can we, Geue?"
Slowly a light began to dawn in
Outline's set sunken eyes.
" Is he your brother?'' he demanded.
" Yes", dear; the only man who could
share my love with you."
" Genie, Genie," he cried, drawing
her into his arms, regardless of Bob's
presence. "Oh, Geniel" The truth
Hooded her senses. She at last realized
the magnitude of the love of a man of
When (Jonic Lyman became Mrs.
Guthrie Blalock, she lost her fad for
collecting snake rattles, but she has
one string of ten with which nothing
could Induce her to part. She alone
knows the secret of how they saved
her husband's life.
HIM, ARTS HOUSE ON FIRE.
Jle Got a Move on Him When
the Alarm Wsih Given? The
Chimney Cuujfht Fire.
Atlnnta C nstitntion.
Fire oud water and air. Tho three
things that cost the least and are the
most necessary to our existence are
tho most dangerous when unrestrained.
Last Sabbath evening my wife and I
walked down to Jessie's house to com
fort her in her sick bed, ami play with
the little girls and help nurse the little
baby boy. Suddenly the lire bell gave
an alarm and my wife walked out on
the veranda to llnd out where the 1110
was. In a monicut she came hurry
ing back and almost screamed. '* It's
our house?it's our house; run quick.
Oh! mercy." 1 throw the baby down
on the lloor?no, I didn't either?and
departed those coasts with alacrity.
Firemen and people weic hurrying
that way. I struck a fox trot for
awhile, but soon relaxed into a fast
walk, and then a slow pull up the hill,
for 1 felt my palpitation coming on.
"Before 1 reached tho mansion 1 met
some of the advance guard returning,
who said the lire was out. So I sat
down on the front steps to blow for a
When 1 went through the ball to tho
kitchen where the commotion was, I
found our daughters and some good
friends still drenching the smoking
wallt- and pouring water down the Hue
up in the garret. Tho accumulated
soot of twenty years had caught on lire
and somehow got to the lathing and
then to the ceiling and dropped down
to the lloor. Nobody was at home.
The cook was in her cabin a^loep. Her
littlo boy was sitting on the back steps
and when our gi>ls ari.ved ho very
quietly pointed to the kitchen aud
said : " Dar's a lire in dar." Then
they heard the crackling Ihunes and
saw smoke pouring through a broken
pnne. On opening tbo door they were
astounded, for tho whole room seemed
One ran to the front door and
screamed "Firo, (ire lire," and tho
other went to the telephone and then
they llcw to the water faucet and good
neighbors gathered in and filled the
buckets and went to work. They were
just in time, for a delay of ten minutes
would have caused the loss of the
house and all of our tinte-honored fur
niture and pictures and books and my
wife's line clothes and golden wedding
presents. When I left Jessie's house
my wiic hailed me on tho run and said
save something, but I am not cortain
whether it was her fine dresses in tho
wardrobo or her silverware in tho dark
closet or her Bible. I reckon it was
the Bible that she bus read a chapter
in overy night for all these long yoars.
I bad a good old Baptist aunt iu Rome
and when her house caught on lire
"I first used Ayer's Sarsaparilla
in the fall of 1848. Since then I ,
have takcn.it every spring as a
blood-purifying and nerve*
strengthening medicine." ?
S. T. Jones, Wichita, Kans.
HMBarMBntva ei-Jia-ss *tmmmmmmmmmmmamm
If you feel run down,
are easily tired, if your
nerves are weak and your
blood is thin, then begin
to take the good old stand
ard family medicine,
It's a regular nerve
lifter, a perfect blood
guilder. ti.Mabotll*. All (tr?t|lt(i.
A?k your doctor what ha think* of Ayer'a
R*rtapartlla. II? knows all at>out t It In grand
old family medicine Kollow hU advlceand
2will be tatUfled.
j. U. Avrr Co., Towell, Mast.
Does Mot depend on the start but on the
finish. It's staying power which carries
many n ruinier to victory. It's like that
in business. Many a man starts oil in
the race for business success with a
burst of speed which seems to assure
victory. Presently be 1>egius to fulter
and at lust he falls and fails. The cause?
Generally "stomach trouble." No man
is stronger than his stomach. Business
haste loads to careless and irregular eat
ing. The stomach and other organs of
digestion and nutrition become diseased.
The body is inadequately nourished and
so grows weak.
Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures diseases of the 6touiach and other
organs of digestion and nutrition. It
strengthens the stomach and so strength
ens the whole body which depends on
the stomach for the nourishment from
which streneth is made.
There is no alcohol in "Golden Medical
Discovery," and it is entirely free frot/l
opium, cocaine and all other narcotics.
Accept no substitute for the "Discov
ery." There is no medicine "just as
good " for diseases of the stomach and
"Your 'Golden Medical Discovery' has per
formed n wou<lcrful cure," writes Mr. M. H.
House, of Charleston, Franklin Co., Ark. ?I
lind the worst case of dyspepsia, the doctors
say, that they ever saw. After trying seven
doctor* and everything I could hear of, with no
benefit, I tried l5r. Tierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery, and now I am cured."
? Dr. Pierce'g Pleasant Pellets cure
away in the night and the liremeu came
running she ran out in her night
clothes and beggod them to save her
Chri-tian Index. Sho had a stock of
them and treasured them more than
Our good old professor, Charles P,
McCoy, of Franklin collego, used to
lecture lo us students, and his favorito
subject was " The Regularity of Irro
gular things," and ho satisfied mo that
the longer my house escaped a fire the
more I was liable lo havo one. The
chances against mo increased as the
years rolled on, and so I have been ex
pecting a lire Tho insurance ov>m
panie8 understand this and base all
their calculations aud rates upon it.
They will tell you whbt is the average
life of a dwelling, a store, a gin, a plan
ing mill or a church. Tho professor
illustrated with a dico box and said if
you cast tbo dico a dozen times the six
spot might come up three or four times
in succession and the ace several times,
but if you cast the dico a thousand
times, each number from one to six
would show up about an equal number
of times. That is according to the
calculation of chances and proves the
regularity of irregular things. So it is
with the rainfall which, however un
certain in its coming, amounts to about
the same every year. Since 18.S:t the
losses by lire in the United States have
averaged $105,000,000 a year the
lowest being ?100,000,000, ami the
highest 8110,000,000, and yet in 1871
the loss in Chicago alone was $"200,
But where did lire come from and
who gave it and when. There is no
mention of lire in the Mosaic nccouut
of the creation nor for two thousand
years after it. Until after the Hood
there was not much need of lire, for
the people were not permitted to eat
meat. Their food was the fiuits of the
earth. But I reckon they did have lire
and blacksmith shops and made ham
mers and hoes and nails, etc. Noah
could not have built the ark without
tools and nails. The presumption is
that the Creator supplied Adam with
tools to dress tho garden and Abel
with knives to sacriQco tho lirstlings
of his tlock, but there are Indian tribes
in our day and negroes in Africa and
Esquimaux in the Arctic regions who
have no knowledge of iron or its uses.
A thousand years before Christ,
Homer wroto that Jupiter only pos
sessed the element that we call lire and
when mau was created man he refused
to give him lire. But Prometheus
stole some from heaven and gave it to
man, and it made Jupiter so mad that
he chained him to a rock and sent
eagles to eat his liver out and as fast
as they eat it by day the liver grew
again by night, but dually he was un
chained and tho eagles driven away.
It Beoms that Prometheus was a friend
to mankind and by the command of
.1 hi lit it actually created man out of the
mud that was left after the Hood?not
Noah's Hood, but tho Hood of Deucalion,
away back iu the ages, lie was a god
nearly as powerful as Jupiter and was
alwaya in a qunrrel with him. Ho
taught mankind architecture, astron
omy, figures, medicine, navigation and
all the arls that adorn life. At Athens
and other ancient cities, temples were
built to his honor. They believed that
tho very lire that ho brought down
from heaven was still preserved and
was always burning on an altar in the
temple of Vesta. It is called tho sacred
lire?the Vestal lire?the Hre of tho
heailhslone and must not be allowed
to go out. If it does go out from ac
cident even tbo family who. loses it
must go to the teraplo of Vesta and get
a new sunnlv.
Of course all these stories about the
gods aro superstitious, but tbey are
vory fascinating ones and old Homer
still stands as tbe greatest poet, and
ranks as tbe equal of Shakespeare or
Milton. That reverence for sacred liro
is not yet extinguished, and it is said
that the lioman Catholic priesthood
burn candles in their cathedrals day
and night because the custom was
handed down from tho nncient churches
and those churches probably got it
from Grecian and Hornau mythology.
Anyhow, wo know that tho Jews had
great reverence for Ore, for they had
to uso it in the sacrifices, and God ap
peared to Moses in a burning bush and
descended ou Mt. Sinai in lire, and tho
Israelites wore guided through the
wilderness by a pillar of fire by night,
and fire camo down from heaven and
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah aud
many other important ovents woro
marked by liro.
In our young days whon tbero wore
no matches it was no sure or certain
thing to lind lire on the hearthstone
every cold morning that came. Some
times the live chunk that was' buried
in the ashes at bed time went out or
was burned up, and then ono of the.
boys had to go to a neighbors and bor
row lire. It was always called borrow
ing (Ire, for it was leasonably expected
that tho neighbor would sometimes
For Infanta and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
R rt?fi^B^ Its quality influences
yMfiS^^-'^ Profitable fruit
j*K?XftN growing insured only
QgM&P when enough actual
Bwl is in tin; fertilizer.
M&m Neither quantity nor
mm&M 8??d 9ua^(y possible
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??fey6?$S?^y QBRMAN KALI WORKS.
flud himself in the snmc condition.
Tho Chorokco Indians mado Uro by
rubbing two hard dry sticks together
with great rapidity. I have seen little
Indian boys do it very quickly, and 1
tried to imitate them, but failed.
Hut if tho good pure vestnl Uro came
from lunvenl reckon old Satan got
some of it when ho fell and took it
down bolow. Tho old preacher who
uced to go aroutid preaching about the
M mountains of Hcpsidam where the
liou roareth and the whangdoodlu
mourncth for its first born, and he
plnyed en a harp nf a thousand striugs
?spernta of just men ina<:o perfect,"
also had a few brokeu rcmaiks about
lire. "My impertinent hearers, there
are several kinds of lire. There are
fox lire and camp liro and lire and fall
hack, but the kiud that cousorns you
most are the lire that is not equenohed
and is called hell lire for short."
GENERAL WADE HAMPTON.
Soldier, Statesman and Citizen.
The Greenville Mountainoer, April 12.
The bell is tolling the requiem of
South Carolina's foremost citizen 1
Wtule Hampton is dead, aud a nation
will mourn the departure of a man who
was exalted in character, superb in ac
tion and wibc in council. Southern in
thought, word and deed, he was yet
catholic in sentiment, liberal in dispo
sition and kindly in conduct. His tem
perament was truly conservative, and
yet when aggressiveness was demand
ed by the occasion, there was the dash
and daring of a Chevalier Hasard, with
all the civic and military virtues as
cribed to 41 the good knight," whoso
loyally, purity and scrupulous honor
won for him the title of a "cavalier
without fear and without reproach."
Lieutenant General Wade Hampton,
of the Confederates Slates army, was
born on the 28th of March, 1818, in
the city of Chai lesion, within sound of
old St. Michael's chimes, and he died
I iu Columbia at 9 o'clock on Friday,
April 11th, 1002. He was the third of
his family to bear the name he made so
illustrious and honored, and his g aud
father served wilh distinction as a sol
dier in the Revolutionary war under
Marion and Sumter, belonging to the
cavaliy regiment commanded by Col.
Win. Washington, of which lie was
lieutenant colonel at the Oattlo of Eta*
i taw. His son, Wade Hampton, was a
I planter with extensive interests aud
large estate, aud lived at Millwood, a
. few miles from Columbia, whore tho
third Wade Hampton was reared in
I luxury aud affluence, hut was taught
i the manly virtues under refining in
I lluences that were characteristic of bis
I long life.
Gen. Hampton was a graduate of
; the South Carolina College, and after
ward studied law, but without any in
tention of entering upon the practice
of the profession. Ho was recognized
iu early life as one of the prominent
men of tho State, though bis time was
not occupied so much with public at*
lairs as with hie landed interests in
South Carolina and Mississippi, devot
ing himself to the activities of a planter
with ample fortune, and usiug for re
creation ibo rod and tho gun rather
than whlling away time with listloss
purpose in fashion's circles. Ho was
called upon to servo the people in tho
Legislature, and made an excellent re
cord in that body for common souse
and sound judgment. He was a mem
ber of the State Senate when the war
broke out, and bis political sentiments
wore strongly conservative, not being
inclined to a dismemberment of tho
When tho State decided upon a
withdrawal from the Union, he prompt
ly offered bis services as a private iu
tho defonco of South Carolina, but was
shortly afterwards given authority lo
organize a command of infantry, artil
lery aud cavalry, which became known
as the Hampton Legion, and achieved
great distinction in each arm of tho
sorvico. Ho commanded ihe infantry
of the Legion with marked ability at
tho First Manassas, and was wounded
in the head. In tho campaign on the
Pouinsultt, the commnnd again added
toils reputation, and at Seven Pines
increased tho distinction and famo of
its lender, who was again wounded
after pcrfoiniing gallant and effective
sorvico. He was commissioned as
brigadior general on tho 28th of July,
lK(i2, and was assigned to the com
mand of a cavalry brigade under (ion.
J. E. H. Stuart, which figured very
prominently in the army of Northern
Gen Hampton was henceforth Iden
tified with tho cavalry aervice, and in
tho Maryland campaign of 1802 ho wns
iu charge of tho rear guard of tho cav
alry division iu the movomont west
ward from Frederick City, a perilous
and important position, as tho enemy
was pressing tho Confederates with
vigor aud persistence. Ho was often
chosen by Stuart for detached service,
and in this he was uucommonly suc
cessful, enhancing his reputation as a
skillful and daring leader, whose valor
und capacity won for him continued
promotion as the war progressed. He
was a participant in (Stuart's raid in the
roar of Moade's army, and ho mot the
onomy's cavalry near Gettysburg on the
3rd of July, in which engagement bo
was wounded throo times, and two of
them wore sabro cuts. His command
sufforod vory heavily in this battle,
nearly ono-half of his men boiug killed
On the !lrd of August, 18H3, Just
ono month after the Gettysburg light,
Hampton was promoted major-general
and assigned to tho command of a
Qivalry division. (ion. Stuart was
Beanthd _r^91*18 Kind You Have Always Bonfll
mortally wen mied at Yellow Tavern
on the 11th of May, ? 18C4, and died
tbe next day. Hampton was the rank,
ing ofilcev, and took command of tho
cavalry corps of the Army of Nortborn
Virginia. Ho defeated tho raid of
Dahlgreon and Kilpatrick, and after
several days' lighting bo gave Sheri
dan a check at Troviliau's station,
which broke up tho Federal plau of
?nurture with Hunter and tho capture
of Hynchburg. Ho captured '1,000
prisoners aud largo quantities of war
material, sustaining a loss of 710 men
in twenty-three days. In September,
1864, ho struck tho rear of Grant's
army at City Point, capturing 400
prisoners and britiging away 2,480
beeves, and shortly afterwards in an
other action he captured 500 prisonorH.
In February, 1805, bo was promoted
heutonnnt genoral aud assigned to the
command of the cavalry iu the army
of Joseph E. Johnston, whero he ren
dered conspicuous servito in checking
the advance of Sherman and in select
ing the bnttle-ground of Hentonvillu,
which was the scone of his last eu
gagemeut with the Federal troops.
After tho closo of hostilities he re
sumcd life as a pluntcr, and gave his
attcntiou to tho lurge interests in Mis
sissippi, where ho was engaged when
called upou to lead the movement for
tho redemption of the State in 1870.
His courage and coolness uuder
all circumstances, coupled with hid sa
gacity and discretion, made an endur
ing success of what was regarded by
many as a htpeless undertaking, and
he was crowned with civic honors that
even surpassed the brilliant record in
In 1878 ho mot with an tlent
while uuuliug near Columbia Inch
caused the loss of a leg, and wh. his
life still hung in the balance be wns
elected to tho Uuited States Senate, in
which exalted position he served until
1801, He was appointed by President
Cleveland iu 1803 to the position of
Commissioner of Railroads for tho
United Stales, which ho resigned in
181)7, and has since that time been out
i the public sorvico.
Gen. Hampton's career has been so
eminent aud clllc'ent that eulor* " npou
his life and character are not r -cd
to bring forth the admiration i his
country men. No man had more pcr
s mal friends, and his amiability was
so conspicuous a trait that all men
were drawn to him with unfailing
magnetism. Full of years anil of labors
he has gono to an honored grave.
A HATCH Ol? GOOD STORIES.
Some Things to Make One
Lnngli und Grow Fat.
The Washington J'nsl says that sev
eral Senators were in the cloak room
discussing their evperiences in getting
1 rid of an objectionable visitor. The
talk recalled an episode in the life of
the late .Justice Field, of the Supreme
Court, whose temper was of the most
irascible kind. He had given instruc
tions to Iiis servant on a certain morn
ing that he was not to be disturbed.
Presently there came a ring at the
door bell and an aggressive book agent
" l.waut to seo Justice Field," bo
" You cannot soo him," was the re
?* I must see him."
The conversation grew more em
phatic, until finally the persistent book
agent's demands echoed through the
I house. At that moment Justice
I Field, who had been attracted by the
' altercation, appeared at the bead of
I the stairs.
** William," he said, in a fiercely
I angry tone, "show the brazen, iu
I fernal scoundrel up to me; if you can
not handle him I will."
J The book agent made no further cf
i fort to break into the Justice's prcs
The London Mail correspondent
! says a personality in South Africa that
figures in more stories than any
other soldier is General T?, whoso
vocabulary, extensive and peculiar, is
the subject of many stories.
In the general advance towards Pre
toria, one of tho most polished of our
generals, seeing a solitary horseman
riding about under a heavy lire, sent
an orderly to tell "that fool" to get
under cover if ho did not wish to be
shot. The orderly returned with the
information that he had delivered his
message and that the officer had said
many weird things, among which was
the intelligence that he was Gen. T.
The polite general was pained that
he had made the mistake and asked
the orderly whether Gen. T? was much
offended. " Much offended, sirl"
said Atkins gleefully; " why he told
me to go?that is to say, sir, he said
you were?well, to tell you the truth,
sir, I couldn't have said it better my.
The efforts on tho part of members
of the llouso to pin one nuolbor down
! to direct answers reminded Representa
tive Capron, of Rhode Island, of an
experience in the last campaign. Air.
(/'apron was'vory much bothered while
making a speech by a man in the au
dience who insisted on asking ques
tions to which he demanded either
" yes " or " no " for an answer.
" Hut there arc sumo questions,"
finally remarked Mr. Capron, "which
cannot, bo answered by 'yes' or * no.' "
" I should like to hear ono," scorn
fully commented Iiis annoycr.
" Well," said Mr. Capron, " I think
I can provo It. Havo you quit beat
ing your wife? Answer ?yes' or 'no.' "
The crowd eaw at once that Mr. Ca
pron had the man in a trap. If lie had
'?yes" it was a confession that ho
had boon boating) his wife, and if ho
said " no " it was an admission that
ho was still indulging in lh3 pastime.
" Yes " or" no" shouted everybody
in tho hall, and in tho midst oftlio con
fusion tho man inndo his escape.?
Tho Now York World says that
Gon. Fit/.h ugh I reo, who distinguished
linn I'll in tho Confederate sorvico and
is now on (he regular at my rotired
list ns a brigadier general, recently
went on a visit to West Virginia.
<\ bile thcro he mot nn old comrado in
arms whose reception was somewhat
Woll, what's tho matter?" said
"Oh, nothing much," was tho non
u There is something wrong," per
sisted the General. " Out with itl
What do you want?"
After boing sironuouBly urged tho
" Well, I want to die at loast half
an hour before you do. I want to be
iu the other world when you arrive
thero, just to heat what Gen. Jubal
Early says when ho sees you in a blue
Ouo of Secretary Shaw's stories
was repeated in the cloak room yes
terday. It ought to be priuted im
mediately or else some' one will bo
claiming the credit of it.
,4A ftiend of mine," said Gov.
Sbaw, " gave a dinuor to some rural
gentlemeu from Iowa. Ue furnished
them the best of ovorythiug, terrapin
and canvas-back duck. Tho climax of
tho feast was a watormolon into which
had been emptied two quarts of cham
pagne. W hen the farmers began to oat
the watoimelon they smiled and smack
their lips aud ate again. Tbeu, of
ono accord, they slipped into their
pockets a handful of the seeds. They
wanted to raise somo of tho snjae kind
of melon on their owu farms." ?
" Don't talk to me about tho farui
mors not understanding the problems of
government," said a Western Repre
sentative. " Hero is a letter from a
consiitucut of miuo who knows all
about reciprocity and tho trusts, and
who wauts to thwart both by raising
Iii? own plug tobacco:
44 4 Dear Mr. Cougrcssman: If this
hero reccprosty bisnee is iixed be
tween us aud Cuba as they say, wo'll
have to grow our own terback or else
make them Cubcns rich nough to buy
tho whole country. I do a little chaw
ing myself, and as 1 dou't believo iu
building up no trust I'd like to raise my
own plug. I aint no hand to ask fa
vors, but if you could soud me a pack
of tciback seed it would be remember
44 4 P. S.?I want to rai80 the kind
of plug with tin tlnug8 on it.' "
CA HI< KOK TIIK CON VENTION
How to Proceed With the He
organisation of the Democratic
Secretary Gunter, of tho State Demo
cratic executive committee, has sent to
the several county chairmen the follow
ing otlicial call for tho.May Slate con
Dear Sir: Your attention is respect
fully called to tho following resolu
tions adopted at a meeting of the State
Democratic executive committee of
April 4, 1002, and you ate earnestly
requested to sec that the terms of the
resolutions are carried out in your
Resolved, ilrst, That iu accordance
with section 4 of the constitution ot
the Democratic party of South Caro
lina, a Slate convention is hereby
called to take place at 12 o'clock in.,
May 2lst., 1002, in the city of Colum
Kcsolvcd, second. County chair
men throughout tho State are hereby
instructed to call tho Democratic clubs
of the various counties to assemble on
Saturday, April 20th, for tho purpose
of reorganizing aud electing delegates
to tho county convention to be held on
May 5th in accordance with article 2
of the constitution of tho Democratic
party of South Carolina. The county
conventions when so assembled wi.
elect delegates to the State convention,
and cacti county will be entitled to
double its representation in tho Legis
lature in that convention and to elect
a county chairman and a member of
the Slate Democratic executive com
U. X, Gunter, Jr., Secretary.
For the benclit of the Democrats in
tho several counties the secretary of
tho committee has prepared and is
sending out tho following:
To the Democrats of South Carolina:
For tho benolit of tho Democratic
voters in reorganizing the Democratic
party this year, tho following informa
tion is given:
Tho State Democratic oxecutive
committee has instructed the county
chairmen to issue a call for a meeting
of tho respective township and ward
clubs to be hold on the fourth Satur
day in April. When convened these
clubs shall each havo a distinct title,
u Tho-^Democratic club," and
shall elect a president, ono or more
vice presidents, a recording and a cor
responding secretary, and shall havo
tho following working committees of
not less than three members oach: A
committee on registration, an execu
tive committco and such other com
mittees as may be deemed expedient.
Bach club shall elect a member of the
county cxecutivo committee, under the
control of which the clubs shall bo hold
together and operate. Tho county ox
ocutive committee shall elect its own
officers, except the chairman, who
snail be elected by tho convention.
These officers need not necessarily be
members of tho committee. Tho clubs
shall elect delegates to tho county con
vention?ono delegate for each 25
members and ono delegate for a ma
jority fraction thereof.
The county convention, when as
sembled,* shall bo called to order by
the chairman of tho cxeculivo com
mittee, and tho county convention
shall proceed to nominate and elect
from among its members a president,
one or more vico presidents, a secre- ;
tary and a trcasuicr, and shall bo held
on tho first Monday in May.
Tho county convention shall elect
dolcgalcs to tho Stnlo convention, each
count being entitled to double the
number of dolegatcs as it lias mcmbors
of tho general assembly. The Stale
convention has boen called to moot on
tho third Wednosday in May in the city
of Columbia at 12 m.
Each county convention must, at
the meeting on the llrst Monday in
Mey, elect a member of the State De
mocratic cxecutivo committco.
Kach county delegation to a Stato
convention shall have powor to 1111 any
vacancy therein. Tho Stato conven
tion shall bo called to order by the
chairman of the Stato Democratic cx
ecutivo committee. A temporary
chairman shall be elected by the con
vention, and when organized shall
olect a president, vico president from
each Congressional district, two secre
taries and a treasurer.
U. X. Guntkk, Jr.,
Thoraas Sedgwick Steele, the Boston
artist, has four largo scrap books which
he compiled on tho civil war from
newspaper clippings. Every battlo or
skirmish is pasted in itc correct chron.
The World's Greatest Fever Medicine.
??ir .'A/?.?8 ?1 ^ver.utak8 JOHNSON'S CHILI, and FBVRR xrwin
It la 100 times hotter than outnlno and Hnn? In I .V. "i" z5c""TONIC.
_j COSTS 50 CENTS HF IT CURES.
?Vegetable Preparation for As
similating ll?crood andRegula
ling the Stouachs and Bowels of
1NFA1M I S /( HlL 1)KETN
Opium.Morphine nor Mineral.
Not >I Ait c otic .
ZiotAtlU Solu -
Hi CurOmalr-totfa +
fUffft Stud- -
Aperfccl Remedy forConslipn
Hon, Sour Slonuich, Diarrhoe-;
ness and Loss of Sleep.
FacSinuto Signature of
.? A?b mujilhs old
J 5 Dos h S - yjy C 1 NTS
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
THE CCNTAun OOMMNY. NIW von? CITY.
Montana will havo at least ono ex
hibit at the St. Louis Exposition which
will attract attontiou. The Stato will
send the tallest man in America?Ed
ward Bcauprc, aged 21, who is 7 feet
10 1-2 inches in height and weighs 307
pounds. Ho sleeps on the Moor in ho
tels because no bed is largo enough to
hold him. On the ranch where he has
worked live years he often takes a 1,
000 pound horao under his arm and
carries it about the pasture. He can
walk off with 2,000 pounds on a straight
lift. Unlike many giants Ueaupre is i
well doveloprd generally. His chest
measure 64 inches, hips 04, neck 21,1
licad 28 and wrist 10. His span with
aims extended is 02 Inches, and he
wears No. 22 shoes.
Wn hlngton, I). 0., is to have a no w
union railroad depot which will cost
85,000,000. it will be constructed of
while marble and wbl have a frontage
of 700 fect. It is to be located north
east of the present station of the Haiti
more and Ohio Railroad. All of the
railways entering Washington will
connect with i>, by means of a tuon-l
piercing Capitol Hill. Tho station will
then bo entered by means of a viaduct
and clovatcd tracks, as all grade cros
sings arc to be abolished.
The city of Evansville, lud ., pro
poses to constiuct and operate a tele
phone system of its own at tin initial
cost of 8250,000. The franehiso of
tho existing company will expire in
July next, and there were four bid
ders for the privilege, but the city
will not consider any offers.
The Entering Wedge
To your consideration is gen?
orally tho cost, though cost should
always bo relativo to value to bo a
fair test. Tho lunibor wo soil may
not always bo tho choapestin prico,
but it's always cheapest in the
long run, bocauso wo givo tho best
value. Thoroughly kiln-dried,pro
porly sawed and planed, you'll
find it "matches" woll, and will
be n lifo long source of satisfac
R.H.Hudgens & Son.
Orricit and Works, North Auoubta. 8. 0
oorfl, Bash, Blinds and BnlldnrV
FLOORING, SIDING, CEILING ANP
INSIDE FINISHING LUMBER
IN GEORGIA PINE.
All CorroBponrienco given prompt n
8,000 Graduates Receives from 1 to 5 ap
plications daily for bookkeepers and ste
nographers. Bookkeeping, Hhorthand,
Telegraphy taught. Refers to Atlanta's
businosa men ami bankers. Write for cat
aloguo. Address A, C. HHI8COK, Pros,
or U \V. AKNOhl). Vlco-Pres., Atlanta. Ua
DO YOU want to make $4,0o0 between
now and March 1, 1903? If so, send ten
rents (silver) for our s, ccialty and rccoi\e
freo coupon which entitles you to one
guess; caultal prize $4,000 tract of land lo
cated in Liaurens County, Houth Carolina;
bank references given. Address
TfVlN'NICKIiBCo , lianrons, H. C.
nuAMAii Cured in thirty tosixy dayp.
I irnllVU Ten ll,u" beatme :il KKEK
II 11lllil Would D?glad to have names
UI upuj of Rll 8U|Toring with Dropsy
O. B. COLLUM DROP3Y MEDI
CINE CO., 312-18 Lowndes Building,
MONEY TO LOAN
On (arm lands. Kasy payments. No com
missions charged, Borrower pays actual
oust of perfecting loan. For information
JNO. It. PALM Kit A SON,
Double Daily Service
Cl HTAL CITY ROUTE,
Shortest line between all principal oitio
North, Kast, South and WcBt.
Schedules In Effect I>k< 1, 1001.
n o bt 11 bound.
Lv Bavannah, Central T. ..11 :511pm
Fairfax .1 I Ham
Denmark. 1 ftiinm
Columbia, Eastern T... 4 mam
Ar Hamlet .7305am 10 l?pm
Lv Caihoun Falls. 100pm 4 21pm
Abbeville. 1 3 pm
Greenwood . I fMlam
Clinton .... .... 'M am
Carlisle . 3 8 am
Chester .4 ooain
CatawLu Junction. I 83am
Ar Raleigh.i" l?'?m
Richmond .,. 3 05pm
Wnshin rton. 0 35pill 10 10am
L .lliinore.Ii 2?j m Ii 25am
Philadelphia.2 5tlam I 80pm
New York. 6 30am I l pm
Portsmouth?Norfolk?. 625pm 7 15am
local atlanta to CI.IK rON.
Lv Caihoun Kalis. 122
Abb? \ illc_.I 57pm
Oreui wood. I 2:-pm
Clin to:;. ? 2 ?pm
7 00am i<> I5am
7 25am l* ? lup n
Lv Oheraw, Kastern T... 7 Ham
Camden. S ;tlam
Columbia, Central T.. - '? am
Kai r fax .lOoO.im
Ar Savannah.l |>ni
Jacksonville. 8 5tipm
Tampa. 5 00am
Lv Catawba, Kastern T 007am
('bester . II I iam
Uroonwood .11 52am
Abbevillo .12 21pm
Caihoun Falls.12 5pm
Ar Athens.?.! 21 pin
Atlanta . 4 55pm
!? < Ctatn
2 57 am
8 6i lam
LOCAL CLINTON TO ATI.AN i \.
Lv Clinton. 2 i ?pm
Greenwood. 3 35pm
Caihoun Kails. .. ... 145pm
Ar Athens.II 10pm
Atlanta. K 50pm
Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Kail
way train No. 52, leaving Columbia. Union
station, at 11.20 a ni daily, connects at Clin
ton with SAL Ky No M, affording short
est and quickest route by several bouts lo
.Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville.St. Louis
Chicago and all points West.
Close connection at Petersburg, Rich
mond, Washington, Portsmouth-Noilolk,
Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville and
Atlan a with diverging lines.
Magnificent vestibule trains carrying
through Pullman sleeping cars between
all principal points.
Kor reduced rates, Pullman reservations,
etc, apply to
W. P. 80BUGOS.T.P. A., Savannah, Ua,
J, m. Barr. 1st. v. P. and g. m., it e l
Hunch, G P A, Portsmouth, Va.
c<iualled Schedules to Pan-American
ion at Buffalo.
Oharleatou and Western Carolina R. It
AUOVATA AND Ahiikvii.i.k Shout Link.
In effect Deo. 29. 1901.
IjV Augusta.10 05 a 2 65 p
Ar Greenwood.IS 80 p
" Lnurens .1 10 p
" Glenn .Springs.
" Spartanburg.:i 30 p
? Flat Kock.
" Try on.
" SnHrtauburg. .12 15 a
" Glenn Springs.
'? (Greenville. 12 22a 1 ?6 p
" laufen?.i. .2 07 p ? 30 p
" AnoLTHon . 7 M a
" Greenwood.8 07 p 8 88 p
Ar Augusta. 5 10 p 1. 35 a
?IiV Augusta. 4 15 p
Ar Allendale. <> 20 p
Fairfax . ? 32 p
" Yomassue. 10 2ia 7 38 p
" Beaufort.11 40 a X 38 p
" l'ort Royal. ....Ilt5a 8 46 p
hv Tort Royal.1 00 p ? 40 a
Beaufort.....1 ISp 0 GO a
Yeuiassoe .. .2 ISO p 7 40 a
Fairfax. 8 48 a
Allcndale. 8 68 a
Ar Augusta. 11 00 a
Close connections at Greenwood for all
points on H. A. L. and O. & G. Railway,
and at >partanburg with Southern Rail
For any information relativo to ticket ,
rates, schedules, etc., address
W. J. Oftaia, Gen. Pass. Agent, Augus
Why Not Save The
The McPhall Piano or Kindergarten
Organ dlreot to the buyer from fac
tory. Write me If you wish to buy an
Organ or Piano, for I can savo you
money. I travel Smith Carolina, and
would be pleased to oall and show you
my Pianos and Organs. A postal card
will bring me to you.
L A. McCORD,
Lauren?, - ? South Carolina