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SCORED BY HAMPTON
Copy of Letter Sent to the I'uloii Gen
eral by the Confederate Cav
A correspondent <>t* the Hamborg
Herald contributes the following let
ter from Gen. Wade Hampton to
Gen. Sherman while the latter was
Cam pod in tho vicinity of Rivers'
Bridge In Hamberg county Which is
of Intorest to the present generation.
MaJ. Gen. W. T. Sherman, f. S.
General: Your communication of
tho 21th, lust, reached me today. In
it you state that It has been official
ly reported that your foraging parties
are "murdered" after capture. You
go on to saay that you have? "ordered
a similar number of prisoners in our
hands to be disposed of in like man
ner," this is to say you have ordered
a number of Confederate soldiers to
bo murderod." You characterize
your order in proper terms, for the
public voice, even in your own coun
try, whore it seldom dares to express
itself in vindication of truth, honor
or justice, will surely agree with
you in pronouncing you guilty of
murder it your order is carried out.
Before dismissing this portion of
your letter I beg to nssill'O you that
lor every soldier 01" mine "murdered"
by you, I shall have executed at once
two of yours, giving in all cases pref
erence to all officers who may be in
in reference to the statement you
make in regard to I he death of your
foragers, I have only to s;iy I know
nothing of it. Thai no orders given
by me authorize the killing of pris
oners after capture, and that I do not
believe any of my men killed any of
yours, except under circumstances in
which it was perfectly legitimate ami
proper that they should kill them. It
is a part of the system of the thieves
whom you designate as your forag
ers to lire the dwellings of those
citizens whom they have robbed. To
check this inhuman system which is
justly execrated by every civilized
nation. I have directed my men to
shoot down all of your men who are
caught burning houses. This order
shall remain in force so long as you
disgrace the profession of arms by al
lowing your men to destroy private
You say I cannot of course (pies.
tlon your rights to forago on the
country. "It Is a right as old as his
tory." I do not, sir, question this
right. But there is ft Hght older than
this, and one more inalienable?the
right that every man has to defend
his home, and to protect those de
pendent upon him, and from my
beart, I wish that every old man and
boy in my country who can lire a gun
would shoot down, as he would a
wild beast, the men who are destroy
ing their land, burning their homes
and ii]?ultlng their womon.
You ai ? particular in dellnlng and
claiming "w. rights." May I ask if
j you enumerate nmoiir, these the right
to lire upon a defenceless "Uy with
out notice, to burn that city i_ the
ground after it had been surrendered
by the Inhabitants who claim, though
in vain, that protection which Is al
ways accorded in civilized war-fare to
non-combatants, to lire the houses
of citizens after robbing them, and to
perpetuate even darker crimes than
these, crimes too black to be mcn
You have permitted, if you have
not ordered, the commission of these
offences against, humanity and the
rules of war. You fired Into the city
of Columbia without a word of warn
ing after its surrender by the mayor,
who demanded protection to private
! property. You laid the whole city in
ashes leaving amidst its ruins thous
ands of old men and helpless women
and children, who are likely to perish
of starvation and exposure. Your
line of march can be traced by the
lurid light of burning houses, and in
more than one household there is
now an agony far more bitter than
that of death. The Indian scalped
his victim, regardless of age or sex.
but with all his barbarity he always re
spected the person of his female cap
tives. Your soldiers, more savage
than the Indian, insult those whose
natural protectors are absent.
In conclusion. I have only to re
quest that whenever you have any
of my men "murdered'" or "disposed
of" for the terms appear to be synon
01UOU8 with you. you will let me hear
of it. that I may know what action to
take in the matter. In the meantime
I shall hold fifty of your men as hos
tnges for those whom you have or
dered to be executed. I am yours
j etc.. Wade Hampton,
Mr. Merchant.?Gel crop mortgage
blanks from Advertiser Printing Co.,
I nni'nnu fWncr T'r, l.nnvano ? ('
I THE HONOR ROLL |
The list of pupils In the city schools
who have attained the honor roll, mak
ing an average of 95 per cent, on
scholarship, attendance and deport
ment for the Gth scholastic month is
First Grade?George Albright, Tom
Barksdale, (Mark Bundrick, Lucius
Burns, Montetth Caine, Marshall Den
dy, William Gray, Clarke Gray, Charles
Hughes. Waldo Martin. Walter Nichols,
Flora Bennett, Marian Bolt, Kathrlno
Bolt, Klolse Dunlap, Hosa Gray, Caro
line Henkln, Sarah Sexton, Mary
Smyth, Lee Watson.
Second Grade: Haarens Crews, Hroa
dus Brownlee, Will him Hake, Robert
McCuen, Eston Nichols, Orion Nichols,
N'ash Phil pot, Pinkney Simmons,
Robert Alken, Mary Blackwoll, Lois
Taylor, Juanita Wilkes.
Third Grade: Fi^gone Anderson. Wil
lie Dendy, Robert Lucas, Calvin Tea
gue, Mildred Counts. Laura Emily
Dial. Bernice Meng.
Fifth Grade: Frances Davis, Mary
Sixth Grade: Wilkes Dendy, Herbert
Sullivan, Hattle Gray, Lilla Todd. Mary
.Martin, Inez Hudgens, Louise Sim
Seventh Grade: Mamie Austin Hayne
Tayor, Julia Henderson, Caroline Rip
er. Pierce Moore, Ruth Winn, John
Eighth Grade: Theresa Shayer, Joe
Bolt. Edwin Mosely.
Ninth Grade: Winnie Jeans. Mary
Posey, Helen Sullivan. Azlle Wofford,
Tenth Grade: Margurite Tolbert,
First Grade: George Turner. Sam
Bagwell, Fred Bragg. Charlie Motte.
Annie Bishop. Nellie Kellett. Lucy
Lanhmn, Mamie Motte, Lorie Page,
Edna Riddle. Nannie Lee Snoddy.
Fourth (ira le: Ruth Gosncll, Maud
Meeting of Hoard of Equalization.
The county Hoard of Equalization
will meet Friday, March 11th. It is
, important that each chairman be pres
W. T. DORROH.
March 2, 11? 10?It.
Big shipment of easy running Sew.
Ing Machines, just received, price
Two Worthy Negroes.
Turner Parks, for the past twenty
five or thirty years the city cemetery
sexton, and known as one of the oldest
ncgroi in the city, died Thursday
ufter a lingering illness. On Friday
occurred the death of Lindsay McCoy,
an old time darkey, who was noted
for his industry and thrift. He owned
a good hundred acre farm a few miles
east of this city and was regarded as
an excellent colored citizen by both
white and black.
Another solid car of Ruck's Stoves
received last week.
S. M. & K. H. Wllkes & Co.
Salmon good enough to eat, 10c
per can, .'1 for. 25c
.1 lb. can Monogram Tomatoes,
10c, 3 for. 25c
Best Can Corn 10c per can, II
Van Camps Big Homony 10c per
can, .'1 for. 25c
Van Camps Pork and Beans 10c,
3 for. 25c
Kingan's reliable full Cream
Cheese, pound. 20c
Parched Coffee that you can
drink, its good, at 15c lb. or 7
Granulated Sugar that will
sweeten, I? lbs. for.$1.00
Cigars that will smoke 10 for... 2?e
(You know good things snap
Wo only have two floor spaces full
parked and jammed with best second
and first patent Flour, and best of
all Henry Clay. All this Flour was
purchased right and with your help
will be sold right Now its up to you.
Beardless Barley, lied Oats and
Peas to sow. Corn, Oats and Hay
for your horse or mule. Bice Flotir
to feed your hog. Hen Feed and
Poultry Powder for the chickens.
Cot ion Seed Meal 80 that you can
milk the cow. We sell Bradley's
and Atmour's Fertilizers to feed the
Yours for business
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
J. L. HOPKINS
at 29'Ac lb.
GEORGE M. DAVIS,
Purchased Direct From
TINDELL'S PRIZE CROP
of 186 bushels to the acre!
See Sample in Window.
Palmetto Drug; Company,
Laurens, S. C.
1)11. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
I Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention triven to all business.
The Just as Good as Ours
are not as Cheap as Ours.
?A Good Many Exceptional Values in
New Spring Goods Being Shown at
The Just as Cheap as Ours
are not as Good as Ours.
We want to call your special attention to the unusually attractive values in |
New Spring Coat Suits and Skirts for Early Spring Wear. J
i We want you to see them. The styles and tailoring are absolutely right. We know that the ? ? Z
I prices are so reasonable that they are certain to attract good judges of merchandise. Come let % f
J us show you what you can get at $15.00, 20.00 and 25.00. ? ?
? ? Exceptional values in the New Spring Skirts at $5, 6.00, 7.50 and 10.00. I a g
The most complete stock of American Beauty and W. B. Corsets we have ever shown. We q i
a have t.ho Snpcinl ar.vloa r.hnf. vnn wnnh Pimppg $1 Cid tt\ .VJ(n. A
I have the Special styles that you want. Prices, $1.00 to 3.50. f
I Exceptional values in White Lawn. Our stock was bought last August and we are in a po- ? i A
? sition to give you better values than ever when you see the kind that we are showing at 10c, I i i
12 l-2c, 15c and 20c. You will be satisfied at the values you are getting. ?
The Spring Footwear g ?
Very attractive styles in Pumps and Oxfords in Ziegler Bros., Queen Quality and Selby
Shoe Co.'s lines. Special values at $2, 2.50, 3.00 and 15.50.
i Just a Word About our Hillinery Department.
I We have made greater preparations than ever for the spring season and expect to show the
g greatest and most attractive line of Millinery ever shown here. Miss Meta Wanamaker of
I Orangeburg, S. C, has charge of this department for the coming season. She has just returned
? from Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, where she has been for the past three weeks
I studying the new spring styles.
Specials That we are Showing Now
Braid Turbands and Ready-to-wear Hats, prices ranginging from 75c $5.
Watch for announcement of Millinery Opening later.
Outfitters for the Whole Family.
Laurens, S. C.