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HEROES OP THE SOUTHLAND.
Tribute to the Valor and Bravery of the
The following paper, which was writ
ten and read soveral years ago by the
late Mr. John C. Cook, of Cross Hill,
on the occasion of the first Memorial
Day observed by the citizens of Cross
Hill, has been sent to us with the re
quest to publish:
"Occasions like the present call forth
many tender memories and fill the heart
with sadness. If there is an innate prin
ciple, an inherent essential to our na
ture, it is the love of our native land,
and it is no matter whether one is
reared amid the cold snows of Northern
winters or rocked in the cradle by the
spicy breezes of our own Southern
clime, the same spirit impel* him to re
joice in her prosperity, and to spring to
her support in the hour of danger.
"When the tocsin of war sounded in
'61 the world was soon convinced that
our beloved Southland is a land of he
"Clan Alpine warriors never rallied
to the sound of the Pickrock with more
patriotic zeal and ardor than the Cane
Creek, Mudlic and Beaverdam boys
rushed to the standard of our country;
and nations yet unborn will catch the
glowing theme, and sing of the deeds of
the brave Southern boys on the grassy
plains of Manassas, the gloomy jungles
of the Wilderness, the rugged heights of
Gettysburg, Shiloh's dark and bloody
field, and on many other battle fields,
where brave and willing hands were
ready to do or die; and for four long
years, undiscouraged by reverses, un
daunted by defeat and undismayed by
disaster, they fought and suffered as
only brave and determined men can
fight and endure suffering.
"How appropriate for kind and lov
ing hearts and hands to pay this tribute
to the memory of these brave soldiers
who died in the defense of our country.
"Sleep on brave boys, and when the
roll is called in Heaven may not one of
us be absent."
ONE STORY; TWO MORALS.
First, Don't be a Snob; Second, Don't
be a Fool.
Here is a very good story that we
found in an exchange. It illustrates
An old lady went into a store and
asked to be shown some silk. The
young clerk showed her some, saying:
"We can do this up for you at $1.60per
yard." The lady asked for something
better, but the clerk replied that they
had nothing better, whereupon the pro
prietor came forward and said:
"You must excuse my assistant,
madam; bo is new to the business.
Here, madam, is a superior article at
$2.60 a yard. If it were not for the fact
that I have bought it some time ago,
we should have to charge you $3.75, for
as you doubtless know owing to the re
cent epidemic among the silk worms,
the price of silk has increased enor
mously of late." The customer took
the silk. A few days later the same
old lady came in and asked for some
tape. The clerk said glibly:
"Here is some that we can let you
have at 16 cents a dozen yards. If it
wasn't for the fact that we have had
it some time we should have to charge
25 cents for it, as you are doubtless
aware, owing to the recent epidemic
among tapeworms, the price of tape
has gone up enormously."
The old lady struck the young fellow
with her umbrella, of course.
The first moral that this story teaches
is: Don't be a snob.
The second moral is: Don't be a
"Old Wash's" Wonderful Dream.
"Old Wash" is spokesman for Trot
wood Moore just as "Uncle Remus"
stands for Joel Chandler Harris. In
the May issue of Trotwood's Monthly
"Old Wash" had a wonderful dream,
wherein he died and his spirit starts on
its journey to the undiscovered country.
All went well for a time.
"But, bimeby, everything stop whar
two roads met, an' I know'd one of 'em
went to heab'n, but I cudn't say which
one to save my life. I got down on my
knees, an' prayed fur light, but no light
cum, an' 'stid of it I heurd all de little
birds singin' in de gold trees all aroun'
" 'If you foller the road of sorrer an'
An' don't pray fur light in de wurl'you
No use fur to pray in de nex'.'
"Dat mos' par'lyzo me, boss, an' I'd
a gi'n ennything ef I hadn't spent so
much time aroun' race-tracks whilst I
wus alive an' had spent mo' of it look
in' for dis heah track, an' tryin' to fin'
out which road to take. Dar dey bofe
lay, jes' alike, shinin' in de glow of
eternity. An' yit de very silence seem
ter speak in thunder-tones, an' de still
ness was louder dan de noise of battle.
It all depended on de path I tuck.
"Bimeby, I thort of Ole Marster's
little boy dat I seed die so long ago, an'
dat I useter nuss an' carry in my arms,
an' of all de little chillun I seed born
one day, an' die de nex', an' I got down
on my knees in dc golden dust ob dat
'ar road an' I look fur ter see if dar
was enny bahy tracks dar, fur I knowed
whar de baby tracks wus, dat wus de
road dat leads to heab'n, fur de sweet
est nuss dat a baby eber had, whilst he
wus on earth had sed, 'De little chil
lun I'll take keer of them,' and I knew
dey had all gone to him."
The old man stopped, an' I saw him
brush away a tear, and I myself had to
take a turn around the room to stop be
fore the picture of a little curly-head
over the mantel, and listen again for
the prattle of a laughter which began
one spring with a bird's note and ended
with the first anow in a new-made
Whes I came back, the old man was
laughing. Tears?smiles?twins that
dwell in the secret chambers of the
heart, and they join hands so quickly
For strength and beauty and expres
sion we have seldom seen this extract
Be sure to let us show you our line of
China Closets that are made of solid
oak, beautifully finished in different de
signs and sizes.
S M, ? E H. WibVe? & Go.
OEM. PICKENS'S QRAVE DESECRATED.
Relic Hunters Despoil His Qrave Near
Anderson, May 25.?The grave of
General Andrew Pickens, near Pendle
ton, has been desecrated, presumably
by relic hunters.
The foot stone of the grave has been
stolen. Several years ago pieces of the
tombstone wero chipped off, but the
guilty were discovered and required to
repair their desecration.
General Pickens was an officer of
the Continental armies. Pickens dis
trict, afterwards Pickens county took
its name from his.
WORK FOR YOURSELF.
Then Yon Will Have n Chance to De
velop Yonr Individuality.
It Is well known that long continued
employment In the servleo of others of
ten cripples originality und 1 'util
ity. That resourcefulness and u
uess which euiue from
stretching of the mind tu tat .?
geucies or from adjustuieut of luuaus
to ends is seldom duvelopud to its ut
most In those who work for others.
There is not the same cotupelllug mo
tive to expand, to reach out, to tukc
risks or to plan for oneself when the
programme Is made for him hy anothor.
Our self made men, who refused to
remain employee:: cr subordinates, are
the backbone of the nation. They are
the sinews of our country's life. They
got their power us the northern oak
gets its strength, by Oghtiug every Inch
of Its wuy up from the acorn with
storm and tempest. It Is the hard
schooling that the self made man gets
In his struggles to elevate and make u
place for himself iu the world that de
Some employees have a pride in
working for a great institution. Their
Identity with it pleases them. But isn't
even a small business of your owu,
which gives you freedom and scope to
develop your Individuality and to be
yourself, better than being a perpetual
clerk in a large institution, where you
are merely one cog lu a wheel of a vast
The sense of personal responsibility Is
in itself a great educator, a powerful
schoolmaster. Sometimes youug wom
en who have been brought up In luxury
and who have known nothing of work '
when suddenly thrown upon their owu
resources by the loss of property or
compelled even to support their once
wealthy parents develop rcmarkahlo
strength and personal power. Youug,
men, too, sometimes surprise every
body when suddenly left to carry on
their father's business unaided. They '
develop force and power which no one
dreamed they possessed.
We never know what we can do un
til we are put to the tost by some great
omergency or tremendous responsibili
ty. When we feel that we are cut off
from outside resources and must de
pend absolutely upon ourselves we can
fight with all the force of desperation. !
The trouble with working for others
Is the cramping of the individuality?
the lack of opportunity to expand along
original and progressive lines?because :
fear of making n mistake and appro- ?
henslon lest we tuke too great risks aro
constantly hampering the executive, the
creative, the original faculties.?Sue
Cap'n BllI'M Kxplnnntlon.
After the visitors to the island of
Nnntucket had covered the course over
which sightseers nre always conduct
ed, says a writer in the Boston Her- ;
aid, one of the ladles of the party re- ]
quested that the drive be continued tv
"The place where the natives used to
wash the wool on their sheep in the
old days," she supplemented. "Ev
erybody goes to see It."
The driver and guide, Cap'n Bill,
looked perplexed. lie was evidently
puzzled as to the location of this Inter
esting sheet of water. But an old
sailor and town character is rarely
nonplused, and presently Cap'n Bill
snapped his whip, determination in his
eye. He drove to a neighboring hill
and stopped bis horses.
"Here 'tis," ho said, with a sweep of
"I don't see any water!" was the gen
"Not now," Cap'n Bill gravely ad
mitted. "You see, the sheep was so
dirty that the bloomln' pond got filled
The Mlnerable Mnorn.
The lives lived by the Moors are,
without perhaps any exception, the
most precarious and miserable that eon
be Imagined. The poor man Is thrown
Into prison for sums ho never possess
ed and con never pay, the rich to Im
squeezed of all he possesses, while
those only can hope to escape who aro
members of families sufficiently power
ful to arouse the fears of the local gov
ernor should he attempt extortion and
not sufficiently powerful to stir up tho
Jealousy and avarice of the sultan.
Even the governors of the provinces
suffer themselves ns they make otheru
suffer, for Just ns they squeeze the ag
riculturist and the peasant so nre they
tn turn squeezed by the sultan and his
viziers, and should they fail by con
stant presents to maintain a good
opinion at the court they con expect
only Imprisonment and cften death.
The Only One of It* Klnil.
On nn evening somewhere about the
end of the sixteenth century a travolef
from Sweden might have been observ
ed at the door of the Hose theater In
London. He was going to see a new
piece called "Titus Andronlcus," and
In order to follow It In the uatlve lan
guage he bought a copy of tho play,
price sixpence, at tho theater door.
When he went homo to Sweden he took
the book with him to show his wife
and friends what strange stuff tho
foreigner ranted. For 300 yoors it was
preserved and In 1004, being discov
ered In the home of a countrywoman,
was tronsferred for safety to the Lund
university. The book Is the only ens
of its kind known to exist.
Binding- '? llnrnnln.
In the book of Huth a shoo is men
tioned as being banded over to ratify
a bargain, and the custom In a sense
seems to have been repeated later, for
In the year 1002 certain bishops wero
put into possession of their sees by re
ceiving a glove. These may havo been
richly Jeweled gloves, for such formed
part of the episcopal habit, and when
some abbots thought fit to array them
selves in similar hand covering pecul
iar only to bishops they were forbid
den their use by the council.
Prospective Pnrchaser?You say this
is a healthy place, yet the man next
door Is confined to his bed. How do
you account for that? Real Estate
Agent- Oh, he's a doctor and is slowly
dying of starvation.- Chicago News.
THE PENSION OFFICE
HUMOR THAT SPICES THE ROUTINE
WORK OF THE OFFICIALS.
tome of (he Quaint and (trlnlnnl Ap
nllcatlo&c For Parmcnti That llnv?
Been Handed lu to tho Iteitrcauuta
tlves of I'ncle Sam.
If lie dared to do so the commissioner
of pensions at Washington could com
pile n delightful volume, putting there
in the strange applications for pensions
thnt t'omc to his oltlce. Sonio of those
letters belong to the "too good to keep"
class, and they Und their way out luto
the world, where they add a good deal
to the hilarity of nations. Some appli
cants for pensions mnulfcst the most
childlike ignorance regurdlug the meth
od of proceduro necessary wheu apply
Mng for a pension. They seem to think
that all they have to do is to send an
application to the peusiou office und
Uncle Sam will forward a check by re
Soon uftor the close of the civil war
there came to the pension ottlee in
Washington the following unhpie and
poetical application for a pension that
wont the rounds of the newspapers
i years ago:
to Commissioner of Pensions Washington.
thcso many years I've, tried In vain
an honest petition to obtain
For wound received in Sixty one
at mst Uattlo of Bull Run
one of ohloes sons ao bruve
who went to the front tho union to save
And whilst Engaged In abovo said nght
a robel Shell took half my sight
Not content by taking an Kyo
thin treacherous shell In Passing by
took my By* Brow Clear of tho bone
and Left mo as unconaclous ns a stone
burning- ?? blister of Crystal Clear
from the Jaw bone to tho Kar
but thanks to god my life was spared
Choek and Eye brow but Slltely Scared
and one Eyo was left to mo
for to wrlght and read Poetrc
I hope that with that Eyo to Bee the day
when unkel Sam his Cripples will Pay.
Much more recent is the lettor sent
to the commissioner of pensions by an
applicant who had contracted blood
poisonlug In the following remarkable
I got blood poison by bolnge hit with a
hons eg wen 1 cam back from tho frunt.
Tho eg wan not good wen you send my
pension 1 want the Deed miulo sos my
wife can't get none of It. Sho throde tho
eg. Sho wur a rebbel.
Equally appealing and remarkable
was another letter sont to the pension
office In which the applicant set forth
his clulms to n pension In this wise:
The way I got my War lngcry was a
ketchln ot a hog. Tho Hog war wanted
by our captuln for forego. Wo was chasln
the hog and she crawled threw a hole
nn I thot I were about the slzo of tho hog
and tried to crawl threw, but 1 stuck an
In tryln to wiggle out I throdo tho rales
off an ono It hit mo on my hed und noekod
mo senseless. I do not think the hog had
nothln to do with my line of duty, for I
did not ketch tho hog. Wich she nevor
was caut, so plese send along my ponslon.
Ono aged pensioner had evidently
made a serious blunder by taking
unto himself a wife in his old age, for
love of gain seems to have been the
motive of the woman who married him
if the following letter stated the facts
in the case:
Dear Mister Government, Plezo to fix up
my penshun papers so as my wife cant
draw my twelve dolors a munt when I
am ded. she say she marryed me for lov
an to be a ole mans Darling but now I
*o It was for to git my penshun on hcr
?elf by being my widower so pleno let
piy penshun end with me but plese doant
let on to hor that you got this from mo
or 1 would have a hot time of It and times
is hotter now than I can stand. So when
1 send word thut 1 am no moar then send
her this If you want to but not until tho
penshun Is shut off whitch It in her Just
desserts for marryin for money an In a
One day there came to tho pension
Office a very old and subdued looking
man who could scarcely totter along
with the help of two canes. By his side
was a very robust and perfectly self
reliant young woman of perhaps thirty
years of age. When some one went
forward to ask what was wanted the
young woman said:
"Well, I'll just tell you. This is my
husband, and we ain't getting enough
pension- Unit's what we ain't. We're
getting only $10 a month, and we know
a man that wasn't in the war half as
long as my husband was and didn't get
a shot in him and he gits his $112 a
month, and we want our pension rulsed
to that figger or more."
One applicant was willing to give the
most palpable proof of the genuineness
of his injuries, for he wrote as follows:
If you don't think I was shott In tho
war I am willing to come on thero and
you or any one else can lay their finger
on the bullet Imbedded In my back which
panes me when I stoop or lay on It and
which It has brought on permnent dis
utility no I can't work llko I used to
could I guess If you would .-?peak to Pres
ident Mayklnley and toll him about tho
bullet ho would say to send on the pen
tlon and any medlkel doctor would nay
tho same. A doctor here will go his af
fydavitt that he has layed his fingers on
tho bullet wich I am proud of as scars of
War where I lit and bled for my country
wich It is America and Union forovor.
?New York Tribune.
AN ODD REVENGE.
Tlie> Visit Hann Ohrlntlan Anderiea
Paid ill... oiii nenn.
Among the many amusing things
Hans Christian Andersen treated us
to wns a little anecdote which, cu
riously enough, since It was so very
characteristic of him, he omitted from
autobiography. lie mentions in
his "Life's Story" that during tho
autumn of 1844 he was a dally guest
of the Danish royal family at Four,
and was on terms of Intimacy both
With them and with tho family of tho
Duke of Augustcnborg. Ho told us
the following Incident about his stay
there: it had been one of tho mortifica
tions of his younger days that the
dean of the diocese, who in ids day had
confirmed him, had tronlod him badly,
and put the affront on him of placing
him, ns a poor boy, down In the bottom
*jf (he church, among the curate's poor
OAudWIntcs, although he properly bo
Mftged up above, nmong the dean's
own. He chanced to bear that this
man now held n post In tho Island of
Kohr. "Ho I asked the king," said An
dersen, "If I might for once have ono
of the royal carriages, wilh coachman
and footman in red livery, the same ns
Uie royal family themselves used,
placed nt my disposal, to pay a visit.
Tho king smiled nud snld, 'With pleas
ure.' So I drove out In the royal
carriage, with pnnnehed horses, nnd
coachman and footman, to pay a visit
to my old diocesan dean. The carriage
waited outside while I wnn in the
house. Thnt was my revenge." It
seems to me thnt we have Andersen's
whole self, his romantic bent, ids old
ImmlllaUons nnd his vehement, half
childish greed of honor, In this little
story.?George Brandes in Contempo
Cat}an of tne Row.
Mrs. Popley ? For goodness' sake,
what's the matter with Willie? Mr.
Popley (from tho bathroom)?Oh, he
wants the earth. Mrs. Popley?Wants
the- earth? Mr. Popley?Yes; at least
thnt portion of It that I'm trying to
wash off his honda and face.-Philadel
BLUFFED BY BEN BUTLER.
Made General Hlna-ham Bellevo II?
Had Booth's Diary.
General John A. Binghaiu was a
member of the military tribunal that
tried Mrs. Surratt aud the Lincoln as
After the trial iu tho subsequent de
bates lu tho house General B. F. But
ler frequently charged that the com
mission had arrived at an unjust ver
dict and had convicted an innocent
woman. In a memorablo debute he
boldly proclaimed that if the contents
of a diary which had been found on
the deud body of J. Wllkes Booth were
ever mado public it would discloso the
fact that It contained tho proof of
Mrs. Surratt's innocence, which proof
had been Infamously suppressed by tho
commission. When General Blngbam
made a movement as though he would
repel such un accusation, Butler dra
matically drew a memorandum book
from his breast pocket and held it
aloft, but did not utter a word. Bing
haiu naturally supposed that Butler
had a copy of a diary such as he had
spoken of. As a matten of fact tho
book contained nothing but blank
leaves. Geueral Butler was just bluff
Tho diary was in possession of Sec
retary Stunton, but President Johnson
finally demanded it. It was an Inter
esting book, but It threw no light upon
the greut couspiracy. Johnson's pri
vate secretary, was W. IW. .Warden,
who was the correspondent of the Bal
timore Suu, and besides was in the em
ploy of the New York Trlbuao bureau
to supply it with all the information
ho consistently could. To h^Im Andrew
Johnson intimated that he won id not
be averse to the publication of Booth's
diary aud permitted him to make a
copy of it.
Warden took it after midnight to
James Hankin Young, the Washington
correspondent of the Tribune, and tho
next morning tho Tribune and the Bal
timore Suu had a big beat. Sam
Bowles of tho Springfield Republican
reproached his correspondent for fall
ing to get a copy.
"Well," said the correspondent, "I am
not like Jim Young. I have a home to
go to, and don't have to prowl around
till daylight." Nobody enjoyed this re
tort as much as James Rankln Young.
POINTED PARAGRAPHS. V'
No one likes a man who is everlast
ingly saying "Beg pardon."
The man who talks too much, ns a
rule, does not talk enough at the right
Two bends are better than one, but
one of them nearly always does tho
Most men have the same experi
ences. The only difference is that BOine
men talk and some don't.
When you are working very hard
take some comfort In this: Those1 who
nre Idle don't seem to bo having a very
We suppose newspapers do annoy
their readers a good deal. Still news
paper men, as a rule, do the hegt they
can. It is an annoying business.
The word "homemaker" Is working
overtime when applied to any rich
woman who keeps several servnnts.
The real "homeinnkers" work overtime
by not keeping any.?Atchlson Globe.
The Vncomfortablc Howdah.
The elephant's howdah is that bed of
Froerustes in which ono can neither
?It nor stand with any approach to
reasonable ease, and In which a re
cumbent attitude Is Impossible. Its ad
vantages are, tlrst, that, standing In It,
a man can shoot on every side of him;
second, that It Is convenient for the
carriage of the occupantfs parapher
nalia, his guns on racks on either side,
his ammunition in a trough in front,
bis other requisites In leather pockets
here and there on the sides of the ma
chine or, ns to that, bee blanket on his
seat, aud. third, that in the hinder com
partment an attendant can sit or stand
to hold that monstrous umbrella over
his head or, when quiek loading Is re
quired, tako from his band the gun
Just fired and recharge It. Those are
advantages; otherwise the howdah Is
nn abomination.?Blackwood's Mag
Kdwln Booth n* it Smoker.
Without a cigar Kdwln Booth, the
tragedian, was scarcely ever seen.
Even while engaged on his professional
duties his beloved weed was present
In the wings, ready to be snatched from
his dresser's hand for enjoyment dur
ing the sometimes exceedingly brief in
tervals between the exits and en
trances. Twonty-llve cigars a day wero
at one time his usual allowance, nn al
lowance, however, not Infrequently ex
The Nation'?? Timekeeper.
Americans get their correct time from
a little room lu the naval observatory,
located on Georgetown heights, In tho
suburbs of Washington. The observa
tory was originally Intended to detect
errors In ship chronometers and to
regulato them properly. This work
constitutes one department at the In
stitution, but perhaps Its most im
portant function Is that of being tho
"You promised, madam, to obey me
when we married, and you've never
"Huh! You endowed me, sir, with nil
your worldly good: , and you never had
r -' 1 ? " ' m
IT DOES THE WORK !
Boyd's Cough and
Read what Mr. Holt says of it:
Laurens, S. C,
March 6, 1900.
Mr. S. S. Boyd,
Laurons, S. C.
Dear Sir:?I have been trou
bled with lung trouble for ten
years, and with catarrh for about
fifteen years. I have taken two
bottles of your Cough and Cold
Mixture, and I now seem to be
porfectly well, and I recommend
it to all who may be so unfortu
nate as to suffer from these
(Signed) J. M. Bolt,
I Laurens, S. C.
Sure Cure for Coughs and Colds.
FOR SALE l?Y
S. S. BOYD and at LAURENS
!- ? -*
J. E Minter & Bro
Stein & Co.
There's is a swing and dash to these new Double-Breasted Sack Suits at
$10.00 and $15.00 that can't but appeal to knowing dressers. The coat is long
with well-proportioned shoulders and large shapely lapels. The trousers are
gracefully pegged, and made in plain or turn-up styles. And the clothes will
wear as well as they look because of the- thoroughly good tailoring that's put
into 'em. There are several dozen fabrics- of the newest designs to choose from.
And just $10.00 to $15.00.
The good old summer is here again, when we must turn our attention to
lighter wearing apparel. We are very proud of our showing of Summer Goods,
we feel sure we can please you inequality and in price. We have had the big
gest business this month we have ever had at this season, and we are going to
make a great effort to wind up this month with a rattling good business, and
to do so we have made some Special Prices in all Departments.
We want you to make our store your headquarters. We have
a resting room for Ladies up-stairs, and lots of
Ice Wat er.
Specials Throughout th<2 Store:
A big lot of beautiful Lawns and Organdies, per yard
A lot of Remnant ioc Lawns in Bargain Basement at
Lot of Lawns, Bargain Basement price, per yard 3}ic
Wash Pants for Men in blue and brown, with belts to
Don't forget we have the best suits for you at $5.00,
$7.50, $10.00, $12.50 and $15.00.
Straw Hats at sr* ^cial prices, 5c to $5.00.
One lot of Laces slightly damaged by being wet by
the overflow of our - water works, to go at half price, per
yard, 2 J/c and 5c.
Slippers for Child** "> 5oc t() '<l-25
A big line of Knee . Pants for $1.00.
Vor, irs to please,%
J. E. MINTER <& BRO
1 Offer Subject to Sale the Follovr ing
Property 1 Investment?
One G-room house and nice lot on Harper, prop
erty known as Downey property, for $1,900.
One nice lot on Harper St., 60x180, highly im
One nice cottage and store house at Laurens
Cotton Mills, $2,200.
Three large store rooms on Main St., known as
the Bailey property, all rented and good paving
investment, for $11,000.
Four large lots on Estes estate, large fronts and
very deep, will sell cheap and on good terms.
Eight-room house in first-class repairs, 4-acre
land, located on Main St., in what is known as
Ten shares National Bank of Laurens stock, at
Ten shares Watts Cotton Mills, $87.50.
One share Bank of Laurens stock, $137.50.
Twenty shares People's Loan and Exchange
I want to buy the following:
One share Laurens Bonded Warehouse. Name
Thirty shares Enterprise Bank of Laurens stock.
Ten shares Wares Shoals Mfg. Co. stock.
Ten shares Bank of Laurens stock.
Fifty shares Laurens Furniture Mfg. Co.
I write Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. See me before you buy.
QEO. W. SHELL, Broker.
Laurens, South Carolina.