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LAUREN8, B. O., Sept. let, 1891.
if r. ?nd Mr?. W. L. Boyd are visiting
In Groenvllle county.
Mr. S. ?. Junos, Jr., of Spartanburg,
wftfl bore last week.
Qot It -by word of mouth lrom Davis?
Honor A Co.
Geo Boyd and C. O. Feathers tono have
returned from tho mountains.
J. J. Huber, of Dyson's, 8.C, 1? vlalt
Iuk hia sinter, Mrs. J. 8. Davidson.
Now Is tho time to Insure the Uvos of
dogs In town by collaring them.
Mies Emmie Fielding of Groenyllle Is
visiting friends In tho olty.
Charlton Todd Is at home from the
Mrs. Sherard and Master Yancy Gll
kerson are visiting In Abbeville oounty.
Miss Blanoho MoDanlel or Mt. Galla
gher is visiting Judgo J. M. Olardy's
Miss Mo me Ferguson has returned
from Highlands. _
W. D. Watts Is with J. M. Visanska
Ilov. and Mrs. N. J. Holmes were in
Ham. F. Garllngton. has returned from
Mr. J. M. Yisanska and family have
gono to Uondor8onviUe. '
Dorroh Ferguson is again at home and
will be with Miutor & Jamieaou honco
Mr. W. H. Gilkerson wilt bo with
Owings .V. Hobo during the winter.
Miss i,1111m Knox and Miss Lu
cllo Wright have returned from a visit
Mrs. J. H. Traynham is visiting in
Georgia. Col. Traynham accompanied
hor to Augusta.
Dr. W. B. Atkinson proaohed Sunday
morning and evou.ng in tho Presbyter
Tho sensation of the day is at Davis,
Bopor A Co.'s. You pay your money
and take your choice.
Goo. Wostmoreland, a prominent
GTroOlivlllo lawyor expects to change his
renidonco to Atlanta in a short time.
J. D. Waits and Allen Fioming left for
Houston, Texas, last week, where they
will buy cotton during the season.
Tho AnvKiiTisER acknowledges its
thanks lor an invitation to the labor day
colobration at Columbia.
Davis, Hoper >v Co.'s is the drawing
storo of Liaurous. lnquiro as soou as
Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Caico loavo to-day
for Asliovlllo and other cities north,
and oxpoct to be cono several wooks.
Tho Advkutihku would like to have
rogular contributors of porsnnals and
other itoms lrom Brooklyn and Jorsey.
Will somo of our young friends holp us?
For S.vi.k.?Three valuable building
lots, city of Lftur us, ooar where Graded
Schools will bo lv uatod. Apply to
P. A. Simpson.
Mrs. Annlo Conyois of Cartorsville,
Ga., is visiting the family of W. N.
Wright. Mrs. Conyers is a daughter
of Bev. Joseph Jones.
Miss Alico Harris, of Macon, Ga., and
Miss Liz/.lo Witherspoon, of Clinton, S.
C. havo been visiting the families
of Col. Traynham and Dr. Caluo.
Bov. D. B. Clayton is oxpected to
proach at M. M. Teague's schoolhouse
on tho second Sunday in Sept. and Sat
urday bet?re at 11 A. M.
Col. T. B. Crews has returned from
a short trip to North Carolina. Mrs.
Crews and Mrs. Naunie Franks, who
have boon visiting Mr. Joe Ballew near
Marshal, N. C, accompanied him home,
ThO b >ar<l ot trustees have nice.tod W.
T. Jonnings of this city principal of tho
coloied graded school and J. A. Byrd
and Nannie E. Harper, assistants.
Call on Davis, Boper ?fe Co. They havo
most interesting information for you
which costs nothing whatever.
Wo commence thia week tho publi
cation of "A Momory," by a talented
young I_aurons writer. It will be con
cluded next weok.
Davis, Bopor and Co. only want a
small iunlit. They divide their profits
with their customers. Loarn how they
do things botween Sept. 1st and Christ
The Annual Begister of the citadel
Ac-demy ha* boon publishod. Among
,?._"- * tan of the fourth class coutaiu
Mie nrs?, _ . . . _,
inc- Mahtfe.. membors. the News and
Z?ZfL. .:?-? ?w*
third place. -
Mrs. W. D. Simpson auu
Messrs. Will, Ernest and Jack 8. P? '
of Columbia, visited Col. H. Y, Simp,
and Mr. J.. N. Wright's family last
week. They aro now visiting in Spar
Chief of Police ti sturbed the soronity
of a game of cards which was In pro
gress somewhere in the outskirts of tho
city Sunday. There was ono oapturo
aud several othors will follow. Tho par
ticipants wore colorod folks.
Cards aro out for tho marrlago of Miss
Mamie Miller and Mr. Charles H.
Spolghts to occur in Greenville to-mor
row afternoon. Both the young peoplo
aro woll known in Laurens and havo a
number ot frionds whoso best wishes
they havo on the happy occasion.
Another of ??Sam's" sparkling lotters
Is printed this week. We havo just re
ceived a copy of the Port Jorvis (N. Y.)
Ga/.ette lu whluh "Sam's" letter from
Tv .1 Lako Camp is favorably com
mented upon and partially roproducod.
Albort Andorson has resigned his po
sition with tho P. B. A W. C. B. B. and
acceptod tho placo of travelling man for
tho Greonyille Fertilizer Company. The
company has beeu lucky to securo his
services and is sure to find them Valu-.
A passenger train ran off a trestle near
StatesvlllA, N. U. last Friday on the
Western North Carolina railroad, kill
ing twenty-two and injuring twenty
five'others. The train fell sixty-five
feet. It was running al forty miles an
hour at the time.
Miss Mary Yeargli, or the Woman's
Industrial School Commission, Is ?
youug lady who believes in work. Af
ter finishing the work of the session of'
the L-eesville summer sohoel, she has
assisted in conducting County Teachers'
Instituted at E dgefield and Alken, and
is now in Berke ley. 8he will also teach
in tho Institutes or Orangebnrg and
JLexlngton. Miss Yeargtn's reputation
as a teacher has made her services in
great demand all over South Carolina.
The stockholder8 of the Laundry moot
this (Tuesday) morning at nino o'clock.
The business In or the flrst Importance
If you ere not there or your stock Is not
represented you will be forever dobarrcd
from criticising with Justico what the
meeting does or does not.
llomeinber the exourslon to Athons,
Os., for whitos only, on Sept. Otb, over
the finest railroad In the Southern
Stato* through a splendid country.
Athens is a beautiful city and contains
many features of Interest to travelers
notably tbo historic Uuiyorsity of Geor
gia. .Lets get up a crowd from Laurens?
One of the most useful and practical
Inventions of the ago In the "Eureka"
(Jin Saw Shield patented by Dr. W. 8.
KUllugsworth of this city. It is de
signed to provent tho froquont accl
depts by which no many poople loso
their arms and hands in fcodlng and
cleaniuggin saws. Itcan be attached to
?ny gin and only costs four dollars. Dr.
KUllugsworth may be addressed at this
eity. Wo shall publish a moro detailed
account of the contrivance later.
Dr. John I*. Hunter.
Dr. John P. Hunter diod at OraIn this
county on tin morning of tho Slstinst.
Ills Ulnoss was protracted, which ho
bore with Christian pationco and forti
tude. Dr. Iluntor was about nrty-two
yonrs old at tho timo of his doath. Ho
was a man of great docislon of charac
ter and much enorgy. Ho took a lurgc
Interest iu public affairs and tho Stato
never lost a moro patriotic or dovotcd
He leaves a widow and ohlldron, who
In their severe loss have tho cloop sym
pathy of tho community.
Y. M. C. A.
At the Young Mod's prayer mooting
hold in tho Presbyterian Church Sunday
afternoon Dr. W. R. Atkinson madonn
earnest talk advocating the revival of
tho Y. M. C. A.
It is a public mlsforluuo that Laurens
has not an active, vigorous Association.
In our judgment no organization is bit
ter calculated to enhance tho religious,
moral, social and oducational tono of a
community than tho Y. M. C. A. A
town without it. even Irom a business
standpoint, Is placed at a sorlous disad
It is tho duty and tho need of all our
pooplo that they should como together
and assist in ovory way to build up an
assooiatlou upon a high piano of useful -
ness. Such a movoinont is alroady on
fool and Stato Socrotary Wynne is ox
pneted hero boforo long to reorganize.
liflt every man and woman in Laurens
lend a hand.
A True Story With a Moral.
A young citizen of Laurens related
this to au ?DVKBTISKtt reporter Satur
"Last night I had moro than a hundred
dollars in my pockot; somolhing out of
tho usual run of things lor me, Bcforo
going up stairs to bod, it struck mo that
it would bo .just as well to get my pistol
and havo it handy. I carried it up stairs
whore tlioro was a box of cartridges and
commouced to load it. It is a ''thirty
eight" Smith it Wesson self-cooker.
After filling thrco chambors I noticed
that tho cylinder did not revolvo easily,
aud tho thought forcod itself that a pis
tol which won't shoot When oalloJ on
is worse than no pistol at all. So I con
cluded to empty tho concern aud snap it
live or six limes to mako certain if it
was out of condition. With tbo pistol
unbreochod I tu mod tho barrel up
wards and tho loaded shells, as I
thought, dropped out on the table. Thou
I closed it, pointed diagonally irom mo
towards tho tablo and pullod tho trigger.
Click?click? bang!!!-and tlion all
was dark for tho lamp had gono out.
Aftor yolling that nobody was hurt 1
got scarod aud grow rapidly moro so for
several minutes. I found that tho ball
had struck the room door without doing
oxtensivo or oxponsive damago. Tho
explanation was that when I triod lo
empty tho pistol, ono cartridgo had
I undertake to he caroful in handling
flro-arms, everybody does, aud every
body fails sometimes. Tho incident hap
pened just as I tell it."
The rosidenco of Mrs. Margaret Motto,
in Newberry, was burnod down shortly
alter 3 o'clock on Monday morning. A
member of tho family was awakened by
tho smell ol smoko, when tho tiro was
discovered iu tho pantry, having mado
considerable hoadwny, In the houso
wore Mrs. Motto and daughter, Mr Kdj
Motto and family, Mr. C. A. Bowman
and family and Capt. Millodgo Lips
comb, of Ninety-Six. The occupants
had baroly timo to mako their escape
Mrs. Motto and Mr. Motto saved a small
portion of their furjiituro?tho greater
portion was consumed Including tlieir
wearing apparol. Mr. Bowman and
family and Mrs. lOwart had baroly timo
to dross and thoroforo saved only tho
clothing tboy had on. Mrs, .T. K. Drown,
who now lives at Seneca, had about
$2,C00 worth ot lijrniluro stored in the
house, and this was all lost.
There was no incuranco on any of tho
furniture. The bouse was insured lor
$1,500, which was about half its value
It was a large ton room hor-e well
built and in good order. Mr, Mo., 'tad
it recovered last werk and paid tho bill,
m0, for j? Saturday night. Tho entire
by W>?> h re, to all concerned, was
'???S tb&n f/),G0O above tho insurance
"tV a " ***rtw' ,n PDntry and
,, , "*o CftUBod by rats among
must have be observer, Aug.
tho matches.? Neu "
A Stock Farm for Gray ?ou?*' ^
Donnou, Aug. 24.?An ontorpru"'0 H
boon quietly disanssod and sot on fo."
which means a big thing to Cray Court,
and that is a stock farm. Tho men at
the head of it will raiso only standard
brod stock that will compare favorably
with that of Tennessee, and other Status
whero stock is ralsod. This onlorpriso
will glvo our llttlo town a great impolus
in tho inarch of progress, a joint stock
company lias been formed, which al
ready owns sovoral lino mares and ono
ot the (lnest stallions ever soon iu this
State, the ono brought hero by J. I*.
Cray last spring. Ho is now about tliroo
and a half yoars old, and comos from a
family of horses that is eolobratod lor
its trotters. Tho company will bring
anothor fiuo trotting stallion lioro this
fall, besides sc verai standard maros.
About a month from now thoro will bo
a stock show here, which tho managers
Intend making tho host In tho up
country. This can easily bo dono with
the men at the hoad of it aud tho num
ber ol lovers of lino horsea and cattlo in
the surrounding country who will ex
The grading of a track was begun this
morning and it will be mndo a inodol
Besides tho stock thoro will boa Indien
department, farm products, etc.
The ladies of the Mothodist church
will serve refreshments on the grounds.
This moans a big tiling l?r dray
Court and surrounding country, for the
town aun't be advanced without its bonc
Utting the whole community. Now lot
everyoody, men, wotnon and children,
dotermlne to do their full part and make
of Iii? show a great big success. All
that 1% needed Is a long pull, a strong
pull and a pull all tOKOther and the thing
will bo done, and tho place will inke a
long step forward.?Greenville Art ><?.?.
The following' is tho programme for
tho Augusta (Ga.) Exposition, to No
vember 2d and close November 28th:
Tuesday, tho 3d, will be press day,
and prominent journalists from all parts
of tho country will be here.
Georgia's day will be on tho 1th.
The military prize drill will take placo
on tho 5th, Oth and 7th.
The 0th and 10th will bo athletic field
The 11th will bo beekeepers' day.
The horse races will commence on the
The Inter Stato Sunday-School Con
vention will meet at the Exposition on
tho 13th and l Ith.
The drummers' day will bo Monday
Tho cotton planters will havo theirs
on tho 17th.
The 18th will be tho Farmers' Allianco
day. President Livingston and Presi
dent Stokes, of the South Carolina State
Alliance will bo hero on that day.
Tho Savannah Valley Convention for
the improvement of tho Savannah River
will bo held on the 10th and 20th.
Saturday, Novombcr 21, will bo cotton
There will be a reunion of the Confed
erate veterans on the 2.'Jd. G?ns. Hi nip
ton, Gordon, Early, IJeauregard, Buiier,
Young, Leo, Longstreet, and others will
Tuesday, November 24, will ho South
Carolina day. Governor Tillmnn will
bo hero to take part in the programme
on that day.
The exhibitors at the Exposition will
havo their day on the 20th.
Thursday, November L'l!, Thanksgiv
ing day, will bo Labor day. and bo de
voted to mill operatives ami others.
There will be a big baby show on the
The Exposition will eloso on the 28th
with a grand concert and "Auld Lang
Siuo" will be sung.
All the Railroads will give low rates.
Sound Sense From Bi?: ?Tack.
Editor a dvertishrs
You seem to thiuk it a littlo
Strange that Col. Irby and others
are so quiet on tho Sub-treasury.
They were not elected to run all
over South Carolina to make un
called for speeches. They have
been elected to do their speaking
in the United States Senate and
Congress. Our opinion is that Sen
ators and Congressmen, who have
been going to and fro over the
State, trying to make peoplo be
lieve tho worso was tho better
course, had better take the counsel
of Solomon, who said that a lool
was known by his much speaking.
Such Senators and Congressmen
need not think they can throw dy
namite into tho Allianco camp.
Tho Alliances are wide awuko to
their duty. They don't propose to
be led astray by dend-head-fossils
trying to make the people believe
that a man belonging to tho Alli
ance Is not a Democrat. If tho
members of tho Allianco are not
Democrats, Democrats are conspic
uously scarce iti South Carolina.
Wo would say to Col. Irby and
others, get your iron hot before
you strike and let the sparks roll
in every direction and stand by
your pooplo through tho Demo
cratic party. The Alliance is the
backbone and slnow of the Demo
cratic party and they will stand
to you. Big Jack.
The Alliance, through its organs,
salaried lecturers and other ofll
cers, is pushing the Sub-treasury
agitation. Note Hie Economist,
the Cotton Plant, Willets, Terrell,
and JefTorios. It will be remem
bered that Col. Stackhouso was
lately president of the State Alli
ance, that Col, Irby is now a county
lecturer, and that Capt. Shell .is
reported to have been a candidate
for district lecturer. It was in the
light of these facts among others
that tho wonderment of the Ad
V13ktisrit was excited. P>ig Jack
is very sound in his advice to Col.
Irby and others to stand to the
the Alliance through tho Demo
cratic party and this Col. Irby for
one has manfully and unreservedly
promised to do, Capt. Shell is said
to have made a Sub-treasury speech
at Kirby Springs, Spartanburg
county, Saturday. EDITOR?
Just at this juncture when tho
thermometer registers DO above
and tho bank account !>0 bohow
zero, some of the farmers say these
aro the saddest days of the year.
Miss Matlio Boyd, one of Clin
ton's handsome young ladies, has
returned homo after an extended
Misses Essie and Lydia Robert
son, two of Laurens' sweetest girls,
have been visiting in this commun
W. A. Putman is singing '?Roek
a-bye baby." It is of the feminine
Win. Mitchell, our young tele
graphy student wants to know
what Is (he price of postage stamps.
Wo refer you to your locnl post
Mrs. W. A, Qarrett is sick at
Miss Sallie Munroo and Mrs.
Matlio Henderson, of Ooldville,
after whiljng away a few of the
summer hours In this section, have
Miss Bee Year;,in, who attended
the summer school at Leesvillo
College!, is at homo for a few days.
Miss Ferguson, of Clinton, is vis
iting the family of Mr, N, L. Barks
?L"> Lafayette Carrctt has the
first open bolls Of cotton we havo
" jj C. Burns is qtiito low at this
U J?B Rhode* and J- ?? rl'odcl have
about'the best '.'crC?* Imvo seen.
They believe in "im^sivo farm
j, B. iiiggins advances some nSW
ideas in the farming line, especially
in the cultivation ot potatoes, V1ZS
pulling up tho potatoes, then dig
ging up the grass, then transplant
ing tho potatoes.
It is too warm to write more.
Besides it is so provoking for tho
"summer boarders" to be buzzing
about my ears and occasionally ,
one will commit suicide in my I
inkstand. How sad and yet how
I glad are wo to contemplate their
I fate. BlIiDY Barlow.
Syrup Of Figs
Produced from tho laxative and
nutritious juieo of California figs
combined with tho medicinal vir
tues of plants known to be most
beneficial to the human system,
acts gently on tho kidneys, livor
and bowels, effectually cleansing
tho system, dispelling colds and
hondaches, and curing habitual
When Baby was stele, wo gs?o hor Castorla.
When Bhowaa a Child, eho cried for Cantoris.
Wheu eho became MlM, sho olungf to Caetorla.
Whoa Mho had Children, she gave thorn Caetorla.
Several years ago in the early
autumn, the eveniug shades began
to lengthen as I was riding through
one or tho upper counties of Caro
lina. The evening wind, soft and
balmy, gently stirred the leaves
of the forest through which I was
passing. The tall pines seemed
whispering some tale of sorrow,
and a feeling of sadness was im
parted to the traveller. In fancy
I began to picture a maiden fair,
seoking some lonely spot in this
deep and sombre shado, where un
seeu 8ho might indulge her grief
for a departed lover, who had per
haps offered his iife a sacrifice on
the altar of his country. While In
dulging in this fancy, I ascended a
gently rising slope, whence could
bo socn at a short distance a white
marble shaft, tho solemn pines
standing as sentinels, with here
and there a weeping-willow, water
oak, or other forest tree; tho grass
tinged by autumn, rose bushes
with a few half shattered roses,
winter-pinks, and a few evergreens
scattered picturesquely all added
to tho loveliness of the spot. Truly,
thought I, yonder is a fit resting
place for innocent beauty or youth
ful valor. I could not pass such a
spot without stopping, so leaving
tho road, I followed a narrow foot
path till I came to tho grave.
Sacred to tho Memory of
Aged 20 years.
This was all, and yet tho simple
inscription told of a great sorrow
more eloquently, and stirred tho
heart to a greater depth than a
lengthy panegyric would have
Instead of this being the retreat
of a young girl, as I had conject
ured, it was rather where the young
lover might come and be once
again with his buried love. Dis
mounting, I sat down on a moss
covered stone beneath a largo and
spreading oak that had withstood
tho storms of centuries, and I won
dered why it was that this young
girl was resting here alone: why
she had not been laid to rest in
the church yard beside her kindred.
Perhaps a noble youth wooed and
won this girl, sleeping so peace
fully beneath these pines, and ere
their happiness was complete, the
Death Angel came suddenly and
robbed him of the charms of exist
ence. Very likely there are two
bravo young hearts in that grave.
Conjecturing thus on what might
be tho history connected with this
sad, lonely, yet lovely place, I was
startled from my revery by a foot
fall a short distance from me.
Looking up I perceived tho figure
of what at first sight appeared to
bo an old man, but as ho drew
nearer I saw that ho was not more
than forty-five. As ho approached
the grave, for an instant ho stood
erect, and I saw that ho had a tall
commanding figure. His hair was
rather long, and originally a jet
black, but now deeply mixed with
gray, a brilliant black eye, though
emitting a softened light ns if its
owner had been chastened by
much sorrow. The clean shaved
faco and broad intellectual fore
head boro the unmistakable signs
My thought was, here's a once
fiery and imperious nature subdued
and chastened by a great sorrow.
He stood oreot a few moments,
witli folded arms, gn/.lng intently
at tho tomb before him, while a
wistful longing look came into his
eye, ami tho tears gathered and
rolled slowly down his cheek, then
he throw himself on the mound,
and buried his faco in tho grass.
For a time all was silent oxcopt
an occasional sob shook his frame.
My own footings were stirred al
most beyond control, and I dared
not move lest I betray my prosence.
"Oh, my God I My God! What
had I done that Thou shouldst so
afflict mo! Why dids't thou take
from mo her whoso presenco filled
my heart with joy, whose compan
ionship was elysium? Was this
great sorrow needed to make me
thino? Oil, God! Lot her como
back to nie it only for ope rpamept,
Let mo but feel her presence once
more. Oh, Margie, Margie, come
to mo once morel Oh, my lost, lost
I felt that my presence was al
most sacrilege. J, a total stranger,
had no right to intrude on such
grief as I hero witnessed. 'Twos
too sacrod however much iny
sympathies plight be ojtcitpd; there
fore I rose from my hiding place
and stealthily loft. Mounting my
horse I slowly left the place behind,
meditating on tho scone I hod just
witnessed. My desire to learn tho
history of this stranger and the
young girl whose early death hod
caused Iii in snob sorrow was strong,
and I determined to do so if possi
ble. I hnd not ridden far till I no
ticed about one hundred and fifty
or two hundred yards from tho
road a neat white cottage almost
hidden by the abundance ot shrub
bery, Tho space in front contain
ing six or seven acres, was most
beautifully laid out in a grove.
Tho arrangement of tho trees
seemed a studied disorder. This
grovo composed of the different
forest trees added muoh to the
beauty and homc-liko nppeoranee
of tho place. It said these people
live here, thoy don't simply stay.
Tho yard of about an acre was
filled with shrubs, rose bushes,
flower beds arranged with Hie same
studied negligence as tho grove in
Tho beauty, simplicity and home
liko appoaranco Irresistibly ap
pealed to my feelings, and I deter
mined to spond tho night hero if
tho good people would take me in.
Accordingly I turned into the road I
that led up to tho house. Reaching
the gate 1 saw sitting on tho porch
?t halo old man of perhaps seventy
itve, with a clean shaven face and
long while hair combed back from
a broad forehead. It was a face
thut'you could trust. Tho counte
nance bespoke a hoart at peace not
only with his fellow man, but also
With his Maker, Jn tho back yard
I could seo his companion through
life surrounded by a largo flock of
chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigeons.
I never saw a faco on which good
ness and purity were moro Indeli
As I drew noar tho gate, tho old
man arose and walked forward to
meet me. Before 1 could speak
his deep, but gcntls voice bade me
"1 perceive," ho said, grasping
my hand, "that you are a stranger
in this part of iho country. I trust
you will spend the night with us.
We are only two old pilgrims noar
ing tho Joirrnoy's ond; but judging
from your face, I faucy you are one
who can find pleasure in the com
pany of old people."
"You are right, sir," I replied,
"the company of old people who
have seen so much of time, wlt
S ueased so many stirring events,
and withal are so rich in experi
ence, is a source of great pleasure
to me;.and for your most kind in
vitation, accept my sincero thanks.
I was so struck with the homc-liku
appearance of your place that I
wished to form tho acquaintance
of the pooplo Who lived here, and
turned in with the intention of
seeking accommodation for tho
night, but your kind invitation
saved me that. You havo a boau
tiful home sir: and from tho simp'u
grandeur of that grove, I half ex
pected to And here just such a man
as you appear."
"It has been my custom for tho
past twenty years," said ho as wo
took scats on tho porch, "to offer
the hospitality of my houso to the
strangers who approached my
gate at eunsot. Twenty years ago,
almost to a day, a stranger rode up
to my gate and asked to spend tho
night. Ho appeared very tired,
nay almost ill. My daughter was
at the timo very sick, and I told
him that under the circumstances
I could not accommodate him, but
ho could get accommodation at the
next houso, about half a mile dis
tant. When ho reached there, ho
had to bo carried into tho house,
having become so ill ho could
scarcely sit Iiis horse. For a week
his life was despaired of. His
sicknoss, however, proved a bles
.slng to more than one in this com
munity; for it prevented him from
continuing his journey for throe
or four weeks, and we learned that
indeed an angel had been enter
tained unawares. Ho was a Meth
odist preacher, and during all my
lifo I havo never known a hotter,
more consceratod man. Since then
I havo always invited the stranger
at my gate to enjoy tho hospitality
of my house, and 1 havo been more
"You have been cultivating that
grovo for a number of years ? Those
pines are, I suppose but a continu
ation of that noble pi no forest I
just passed through."
"Yes, as man and boy, 1 have
been cuttng away pine3 and plant
ing other trees for nearly four
score years. When I was a lad of
ten my father told mo ho would
givo mo this place for a home when
I grew up, but advised mo to begin
then to improve it. So I began on
that grove, cutting all tho little
trees and some of the larger ones
till my father told me ho thought
I had cut enough. Most of the
trees are native to the soil there.
Just above hero is another forest
of oak. By tho timo I was twenty
I had it nearly as you now see.
Y'es, it's a grand old forest."
Thus the old gentleman contin
ued giving me a history of his
homo and reminiscences of Iiis
youth and early manhood, till sup
per was announced. Alter supper
we repaired to tho sitting room,
and were presently joined by his
good lady. On entering the room
I noticed a largo picture of a beau
tiful girl, hengfti;; over the mantel.
An oval lace, l .ebud lips, a mass
of chestnut curls, aud dark brown
eyes with an almost Heavenly
light, a lace once seen never to be
forgotten, once loved forever to be,
cherished, As I drew nearer 1
saw written on a card stuck under
tho frame the ono word?Margie.
CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
gently yet promptly on tho Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colde, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is tho
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to tho stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial m its
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it tho most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for salo in 50c
and $1 bottles by p:l leading drug
gists, Any reliable druggist who
may not havo it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any ono who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL,
LOUISVILLE. AT. NEW \0RK. N *
Clinton ~ Athens
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 0, '01,
On tho abovo named dato a Craml
Excursion will bo run over the irro.il <<.,
0. A N. It. H., Irom Clinton to Athena.
A magnificent run Of 101? miles and
bat U for a nominal hire aud a stay of
llvoorsix hours iu ono of the most at
tractive and progressive cities of the
Among tho attractions to bo scon aio
her famous Schools, Cotton and Iron
Manufactures, leo Factory. Electric
Cars, and llio Croat Ilrldgo across
Cconoe III vor.
Let Clinton join Groenwood, Green
wood Abbeville and Abbevillo the Sa
vannah sldo in I heir social and business |
reprosontalivos and all united have a
grand Gala Day of profit, pleasure and
merriment. A rare chance for tho husi
nesB men along the line to inspect the
industrial enterprises of a progress!vo
city, and catch some of hor spiritof push
A raro chance for Ul6 beaux and holies
along the lino to oreaui/.o a Grand fic
tile en routo to Athons.
Train will loavo Clinton 0.:10o'clock A.
M.. fast time. Uottiriiing, leavo Athens
at 5 o'olook I', M.
HOUND TRIP TICKETS.
Clinton - $2 25 Mountvllln - $2 00
Cross Hill - l no Greenwood - i 7f?
Cana 1 CO Abbeville - - I no
Watts - - 1 85 Calhoiin Kalls 1 2">
Honrdmont 1 10 Middloton - - I 00
Children under ten years half fare.
Comfortablo coaches and kuod prdor
guaraniood. P. B. SPEED,
AyerYj Cherry Pootorol, tho fo,vorito cough cure, relieves
Ac- : cures _tio;ici)iti&f ami, if taffeu during: the earlier
Bympjtoius of tho disease, provonts Consumption of the
lung& Even in the later stages of that malady, this preparation
eases tho distressing cough, and induces refreshing sleep.
"An.hniA aikI laug troubles arc hereditary
l.i u:y family, My father, mother, sisters,
Hint hroihont nil Buffered from pulmonary
tljsuasci mul tltt'd nearly lorty years ago.
ASxiut ihm :1m \ Aycr'a Cherry Pectoral was
recommended to mu rs a relief for asthma.
I commeucotl using this metllcine nut! was
astonished to Hart diet the scuso of HufToca
lloh ami (liniculty of breathing quickly ills
njiponreil. Indeed I art) satisfied that with
out Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral l should novor
have nttulncil my present ago, J7 years, l
have recommended tho use of this medicine
tu hundred* <>f |iersoiis fiuRvrlng from asUunn
mul diseases of the throat and lungs, mid
have never known it fail lu nflord spectly rc
lief."?U. L While, Peud du Luc, Mich.
*? My mother baa been ? Rroat sufferer from
a ? 'inia for the |>ast ten years, and her re
C< rery is almost without a parallel. On ac
count of her advanced age ?over seventy ?
WO had hut little hope of ever seeing her well
i again, but she has been cured by only a part
of n Lottie of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral." ?
In; hs Hanks, Tar llrook, N. S.
"SoMO years ago Ayer's Cherry Pcctond
cured me of asthma after the best medical
skill had failed to give mo relief. a few
weeks since, helng again a little troubled
with the disease, I was promptly relieved by
the samo remedy. 1 gladly offer this testi
mony for the hcnetlt of all similarly afllicted."
? P. S. UaMlet, Editor "Argus," Table
"Suffering for some time- from chrome
bronchitis, which would not yiel.l to any
medicine, I was at last recommonded by my
druggist to try Ayer'a Cherry Pectoral. Two
hot ties ol this preparation restored me toper
feel liealth."?Eiurlque Alonro, 8an Domingo,
?'Aycr'a Cherry Pectoral cured me of a bad
COUgll and my partner of bronchitis, 1 know
of numerous cases in which this preparation
has proved very beneficial in families of
young children, so that the medicine is
known among them ns 'tic cohsolOt of the
afflicted.' "-Jas. Itudel, Suiicho, W. Va.
"Ayer'a cherry Pectoral has given me
great relief in bronchitis. Within a month I
have sent some of this preparation ton friend
suffering from bronchitis and nsthma. It
has done him so much good I bat he wrote for
more, f do all lu my power to recommend
this medicine." ? diaries F. Dtimtcrville,
"Having thoroughly tested the properties of
Ayer'a Cherry Peetoral as a remedy lor bron
chial and throat affections, lain glad to tes
tify to the merits of this preparation."?T. ,T.
Macmurray, Author and Lecturer, ltlpley, 0.
?? f have been a life-long sufferer from
weak lungs, and, (ill I used Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral, was scarcely ever free from a
cough. This medicine always relieves my
cough and strengthens my b:ngs. as no other
medicine ever did. 1 have Induced many to
use it in throat and lung troubles, and It
always proved beneficial, particularly so in
the ease of my SOU-ill-hlW, Mr. '/.. A. Snow, of
this place, who was ettl'Cd of a severe cough
by its use."?Mis. L. I. Cloud, Henton, Ark.
??In the w inter of 1S85 I took a severe cold,
w hich. In spite of every known remedy, grew
worse, so that the family physician consid
ered me Incurable, supposing me to he In
consumption. As a last resort, I tried
Ayer's Cherry Peetoral, and. In a short time,
the cure was complete. Since then I have
never been without this medicine. . I am
fifty years of age, weigh over 180 pounds,and
attribute my good health to Ayer's Cherry
Peetoral."?ti. W. Youker, Salem, N. J.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Proparcd by .Du. J. C. Ayeu & Co.. Lowell, Mms,
Prico SI. Six bottloa $6.
Sold by aU Druggists.
DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY
You can do so by buying your
DRUGS and MEDICINES
MARTIN'S DRUG STORE
WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE BEST
Tonics, Linaments, Hair Renewers,*
Fever and Ague Cures, Toilet Articles, Cigars,
FINE TOILET WATER, COLOGNE,
Tlie Purest ctrid Fresliest, IDruigs,
he leading live cent cigar in town Try one and you will use no other.
Beautiful art pictures one FR15K w ith each cake of Balsam Fir Soap.
MARTIN'S DRUG STORE,
?TRAYNHAM AND DIAL BLOCK.
A Complete and Elegant Line of
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, RINGS,
By square dealing and low prices \vc hope to merit a continuance of
your liberal patronage. Repairing done in a most skill
fill manner and at lowest prices,
Gran, tjtjli g^^^W^S" dr Gsum?
He vi 1 OvV
And all that's
Beautiful at the
And all that's
Beautiful at the
-^Laurens Jewelry Palace!**
I am Daily Receiving Additions to my splendid HOLIDAY stock
of WATCHESi ORNAMENTAL JEWELRY and SILVER
WARE, STERLING and PLATED.
Prices the LOWEST. Come and see.
Ma9*Repairing Skillfully done at short notice.
W. A. JOHNSON, South side Public Square.
Cooper & Burnside Bros.
Keep constantly on hand all kinds of
Groceries, 'Provisions, Vegetables,
FRUITS m SEASON,
AT LOWEST FRICES,
Oa.ll a,nd Examine ouir Stools..
COOPER & BURNSIDE BROS.
Thorough, Practical Instruction. Orftdlf.
ntcs assisted to positions. **"Catalogue
VKHIt. Write to
Bryant & Stratton Business College.
' louisville, kv. 9
RICHMOND ?? MANVILl
Co.umbl* and Groonvlllo division.
Condensed schedule in olloct Julyl
1801. Trains ruu on 73th Morldiau %\w\
MOUTH ic>I' m .
?? New berry
Lv Charleston via
S. 0. U. K.
Ar l' moii
Ar Try on
Ar Flat Rock
it 00 a in
lu 55 a in
11 55a in
6 13 a in
10 15 a in
1*2 :tS o in
1 53 p in
3 on p iu
3 41 p in
4 Oil p in
6 15 p n]
0 00 p if
H 4J p n|
6 30 a ii
U 40 a ml
11 10 a ul
Ar Henderson vi lit I 22 p in
Ar Hot Springs
Lv 1'alnt Hock
Lv New berry
17 p iu
ti I > p iu
? 6*J p iu
7 15 p in
s ;:o p iu
10 15 p in
11 25 p in
12 63 p in
j l 10 p iii
, 1 45 p iu
Lv Green villo
Lv Ninety-Six 1)
Lv Now berry
" Paint Hock
Ar Hot Springs
Lv Plat Kock
No. f 14.
U 15 a III
Id 17 a in
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11 38 a in
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12 20 a in
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12 38 a mi
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2 30 jt in
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4 00 p iu
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4 20 p m
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5 00 p m
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7 23 p it-.
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4 28 p m
4 11 p in
3 35 p in
5 30 p m
0 30 p m
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10 22 a m
10 45 n in
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12 15 a m
12 50 p in
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8 00 p in
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Ar 8 00 p m
G 52 p m
Ar 0 22 p m
Lv b 15 p in
Lv I (Hi p m
Lv ;i 55 p m
Lv 1.aureus 0 20 a m
" Clinton. ?i 52 a in
'? Nowborry 8 05 a .11
Ar Prosperity 8 18 a in
" Columbia ii 10 a m
* Daily. 1 Daily OXCOpt Sundays.
Pullman Sleeper on trains 15 mid 10
between Charleston, S. (.'. and Cincin
nati. Ohio via Atlantic Coast Linn Co
lumbia, Ashovillo, Pi.int Kock. Morris
town, Knoxville, Jellica and Junction
Tickets on salo at principal stations to
Jas. L. Tayi.ou, Gen. Pass. Agent.
I). CAllDWKI.t., D. P. A., Columbia. ^
Son. Haas. Tratlic Manager.
PORT ROYAL A WESTERN
IN EFFECT JULY 5, 18'Jl.
75th Meridian Time.
SOUTH BOUND -Main Lini:.
" Jackson villo
?3 2o p in
4 25 p in
l IR p mj
r> 15 ]> m
6 46 p m
G 0G p m
<> 25 p iu
It 15 p in
7 10 p :n
10 00 p m
0 CO a in
|G 40 a m
;8 23 a m
0 05 a iu
NORTH HOUND?Main LlNM.)
Lv Jacksonville 1 10 p m]
11 30 p m
7 20 a 111
Ar Lau i ons
I) 83 a in
10 45 a in
11 03 a ni
11 21 a m
11 55 a m
11 55 a in
12 23 p m
1 05 j> in
1 60 i > m
8 40 p in
?I 15 p in
5 20 p ni
G 15 p iu
1 00 .
4 2G j) m
i 00 p 111
Lv Laurons *12 13 p m (030 a m
Ar Gr.iycourt 1240 pm 718am
?' Fountain Inn 12 55 p m 7 55 a m
Sinipsonvillo 1 07 p in 8 18 a 111
" Groonvillo 1 35 p 111 0 20 a in
Lv Groonvilie 10 20 a m ? 00 p m
" Shnsonvillo 10 40am 844 pm
" Fountain Inn 11 on a m
" Graycourt tl 17 a 111
Ar Laurens 11 10 a 111
?Daily. 1 Daily ex. Sunday-,
Connection made at Spartanburg with
s. and A. R. It. At Greenwood with 0.
?V G. II. 11. At Augusta with Georgia
Railroad lor the west.
Tickets on salo at PortKoyal A Wcst
ornCarolina Railway depot tor all points
at cheap through rates and baggage
checked to destination.
For fuither Information rolatlvo to
Soheduios, Rates, Host Route, etc., write
or call on
W. J. CltA IG, P. A.
SOL MASS, T. M.
J AS. L. TA Y L< ?H, G. P, A.
For maps, timo tables aud (die ip raten
write to R. W. Hunt, T. P. A.
STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA
County ok Laurens?Puo
BATE Coun t-.
Wiikkkas, J. II. VVharton has
applied to me for Letters of Admin
istration dc Louis non on the estate
ofjosiah Anderson, deceased?
These are therefore to file and
admonish all and singular the kin
died and creditors of said deceased,
to be and appear before mo at a
Court of Probate, to lie bidden at
my office at Laurens C. II., on the
Sib day of Sep. 1891, at 10
o'clock, A. M., to show cause it
any they can, why letters should
not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal,
this 2 5111 day of July, 1891.
JOHN M. CLARDY,
f. p. l. c.
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mill, Vor) rail ita ilif wnik. .ml II?o
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