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A Thirty-Six Pound 'Possum.
A tolerable tall story .or .a 'possum
Btory, but up in Huillivau and Dials
whero the venue of the in ouster is laid
there Is no reason why he should have
St?ppel growing. In the meanwhile,
neighLv '^g counties had best be
eareful about offering prizos in this
f. A Spartanburg man traveling In the
harness and saddlery business is ro
sponslblo for the following, the treib
Ol whJrc.h be vouches for: The negroes
of Gr'vnville county hold a stock show
at Pine Hill on October fith, and a
'pOBSuui weighing 31$ pounds and hav
ing tusks U inches long was placed on
exhibition. Its tall had been out olT
and marked In Puddy Shaw's mark.?
Ho would not allow any hunting on his
lands and that the 'possum must have
hoen marked by him during his lifo
*Jmp. He haB now beon dead twenty
I'Osshsakj, _and tho plantation is now
??o natnod Sob 'Yi'.^a" Babb. Tbl?
^Sparfanbu?S fiSg*1"* ShoalS
montned we a]U7f r^m? aud
'?oked ap^ , l61t llko wo wore
o , ? oo tako tho small-pox. Tho
madam got scarod and prepared
an upper chamber for me whore I
Qould be quiet and unmolWprl _ I
Sho tore down tho old pack and re
moved it with tho general hang
ings and appurtinaces to other
quarters, marched mo up stairs
and gave mo orders. Tho room
was furnished with one lo:io chair
and a hard bed. She didn't want
to spoil a feathor bed with me,
she. Baid. Now I toll you it was
awful. Think of being already
despondont and cast down, and
then all of a sudden to bo cast up i
and locked in. I have been used i
to a soft bed, plenty of quilts and
a little more company of dark
nights than a quarantine set. It
reminded me of the old darkies
sermon. Ho squared himself bo
fore his congregation and began:
"You.will find my tox in do j*???ter
clause of de fust par* i* de thirty
fowth verso o* ?-ie fust chapter of
do gospol coucorded by St. Mark:
'Ami he hoaled many that wore
sick of divers diseases.' Now
brodreu, die was a doctor what
knowed how to diagonizo a case
and describo de kind of medicine
what do case. Our doctors may
ouro you when you hab de fever or
do small pox, but let me tell you,
and heal" me whou I say it, none
of dose plaints I mentioned is
parable to do disease what de
Moster cured. As I told you, you
may hab de small pox or do yaller
fever and de doctor may fotch you
thro', but widout snpouatural
tention, I tell you when you takes
do divers you's a dead nigger sho.''
So I felt. We may survive tho
fever or small pox, but this thing
you call quarantine is an awful
disease. But my timo is out and
I ran down to Columbia to see the
fair and air myself and I feel
better. Large things are going on
there, but I noticed only three
counties represented in formal or
der, namely: Chester, Marlboro
and Lexington. It is a shame to
sit by and let a groat institution
like this go begging, and a greater
disgrace to see and allow it to do
generate into a gambling corpora
Mr. El bort Marlar came near
having a serious accident somo
days ago. While returning from
Fountain Inn with his little boy
in tho buggy after dark his mule
became frightoned on top of Irby
hill, and ran madly down the
slope to Forth Rabun crook, whore
missing tho road slightly, he ran
two wheels off tho bridge and
broke the cross piece holding the
shafts. Fortunately no one was
Martin Aberci ombie is the most
aggressive Tillmanite in the up
oountry. Tillman may roar and
oovort on stumps and uso his
pitchfork in aseemblios, but Mart
is tho man that is heeled.Ho wears
a large oircular heel spur,whether
walking, riding horso-back or in
a buggy, and is propared to wage
war to a triumphant oonquest.
used to feel safe in standing flat
footed and opposing such meas
ures or men, as I conscientiously
believed to be heading in the
wrong direction, but now I am
hunting hiding places in brush
heaps and wood piles. I can'
stand bare-leggod against bteel.
?Wjiou it comes to putting gaffs
on tho rank and file of tho reform
movement 1 am horb de combat
??-its good bye Johny.
$100 Reward $100.
The readers of this paper will
be pleased to l"iam that there is1
at least one dreadod disoaso that
scionce has been able to cure in
all its stages and that is Ca
tarrh. Hall's Catairh Cure is tho
only positive euro now known to
the medioal fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional , treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cnro is
taken internally, acting dirootly
upon the blood and mucous sur-1
faces of tho system, thereby de-!
stroying the foundation of tho
disease and giving tho patient
strength by building up the con
stitution and assisting naturo in
doing its work. The proprietors
havo so much faith in its ourativo
powers that they offer one Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it
fails to euro. Send tor list of
F. J. OHENEY & do,
Sold by Druggists, 76 cents.
Hall's Family Pills &re the boi
Olothing is our leading line, and w".
arc leaders in clothing. j,
J. E. Mintws & Cc
NOTICE, ovp^ oolv
The A<ivnnUg? In Gambling.
"In nil gambling games," said an
old time sport, "there is a perceutago
In favor of the 'house.' Anybody, ex
cept a born fool, knows that a man
couldu't nfl'ord to equip nn establish
ment, hire help, pay rent and defray
all the hundred nud one Incidental ex
penses unless he derived a profit that
was based on some fixed principle and
not dependent on mere luck or chance.
Just where tlie prollt conies in, howev
er, is something that very fewl(/j,1L' jt
, understand. Most of thepj advantage
is derived from some ? xc> 8Uch
in the arrnngemep; ov (?e
as the 'zero' nu--U11" c wry much
?splits' In (aro, but on a prim
mistaken. It really depe gameH al|ko
clple that ?ppH?>B to (ho 'percentage
aud might be ter*
of capital.' may seem, I could take
"Strange $1,000 and begin pitching
a capita' which the chances are per
niekoevcn/ lotting the players e>ul?
feft'v -w* th*i sauted to, nu?Knd day
f . A^ Steady r- -J* an,--" 7
fiWxhe secret is thls-'The Average
"Yvc,- has only ? limited/?0?1?} ?,f
money, and a sUfebt eutx/* J?ad luck
v es hha O?t. ?? *? null,
and Homebody >lsc> * bis place.
",,.?. ..... uouOfketjr? ll?ht on through
good luck nu/rj*'. coutiuuully swell
ing its reser/* with the cash of the
broken play/8- That prluciplo of the
perceutago I capital is at the bottom
of the prollt of evtvy gaming house in
the world from Monaco to Long
Branch."*?ew Orleans Times-Dem
/o Scored on Lincoln.
Iu *38 Abraham Lincoln and
Stephd A. Douglas hnd a joint dobato
ou th'college grounds of Knox college,
Gnhjburg. It was a great meetiug,
and I shall never forget the tremen
dov* enthusiasm that was manifested
by/the respective partisans of each of
t$se great men. Mr. Douglas had tho
o/enlug and conclusion, and he got in
?hc shot on Mr. Lincoln that was so
pat that even the adherents of that
gentleman had to join In tho laughter.
Mr. Lincoln, lu tho course of Ids re
marks, twitted his opponent with mak
ing only one speech?a set oration
which he delivered to each new audi
ence, the suggestion being that he was
incapable cJWiiglng his stock ad
In reply Mr. Douglas said that lie ad
mitted tho charge, and conceded that
his rival knew In advance what he was
going to say. He wished that he could
foretell with the same exactness what
Mr. Lincoln was going to say, but alas!
that was Impc sible, since he chauged
his argument to suit bis audiences,
making a fierce abolition talk iu com
munities where that sentiment was
strongly entertained, as at Galesburg,
but iu southeru Illinois ignoring aboli
tion and Btoudlug up squarely us an
old time Whig.
A Good Natnrcd Dojr.
A very ordinary looking farm horso
harnessed to an old wagon stood by
the curb, and ou tho board that served
for a seat lay a small dog of such
mixed blood that no guess could be
mode as to bis breed.
As a delivery wagon passed on tho
opposite side of the street a large red
apple Coll off. Before'It stopped roll
lug the dog bouuded across tho street,
picked it up with his teeth and with
tail wagging rushed back to the horse,
in frout of which he stood up on bis
hlud legs while tho applo was taken
from his mouth.
As tho horso munched the apple ho
made the peculiar llttlo uoiso that
horses make when petted, and doggie
replied with throaty llttlo barks
which plainly told what a pleasure it
had been to go ufter that apple. Then
he wont back to his nap on the wagon
seat.?Burlington Free Press.
How It Happened.
"Poor follow! I fear ho was badly
"Well, I suppose he carried some ac
"Not a bit of it. Ho wanted to take
out a policy, but in view of his busi
ness the companies declined on tho
ground that he was an extra hazardous
"What was his business?"
"ne was a canvasser for nn accident
Insurauco company."?Chicago Pest.
Dentb and the Doctor.
Death and tho doctor met at the
"Well, I've got Mini" exclaimed
Tho doctor was furious, of course.
"Oh, yes," he cried, with much heat,
"hut you dldu't dare make a square
issue of It and get him with the dis
ease I was treating him for!"
Hereupon Death laughed affectedly,
saying nothing.?Detroit Journal.
"How, for Instance," asked the in
quisitive boarder, "would you define a
"In love's warfare," replied the di
dactic boarder, "a compliment fa a
skirmisher sent out for the purpose of
bringing on an engagement.'VChicago
Tke Oldest Tree.
The oldest tree on earth with an au
thenticated history is tho great bhoo
tree of Burma. For 20 centuries it has
I been bold sacred to tho Buddha, and
! no person Is allowed to touch the
trunk. When the loavws fall, they are
carried away, as relics by pilgrims,
Rheumatism?Catarrh, are Mood Dis
It is tho doop-seated, obstinate
oasos of Catarrh and Rheumatism
that B. B. B. (Botanic Blood
Balm) ouros. It matters not what
othor treatments, doctors, sprays,
liniments, medicated air. blood
purifiers, have failed to do, B. B.
B. always promptly reaches the
real causo and roots out and drivos
from tho bones, joints, mucous
membrane, and entire system tho
?specific poison, in the blood that
causes Rheumatism and Catarrh.
B. B. B is tho only remedy strong
onough to do this and oure so
there oan never bo a roturn of tho
symptoms. Don't givo up hopo,
but ask your druggist for B. B.
B.?Botanio Blood Balm or 8 B's.
Large bottles $1, six bottles (full
treatment, $$. B. B. B. is an hon
est remedy that makes roal cures
of all Blood Diseases after every
thing olso fails. Wo have abso
lute oonfldonco in Botanic Blood
Balm; hence, so you may test it,
we will send a TRIAL BOTTLE
FREE on roqnost. Personal medi
cal advice free. Address Bix>od
ADMIRAL OlO. UtV?:v..V
But when we clu you arc sure to feel the breeze. Wo have something now t0 blow
-about?our trade has been so immense this Fall that we ha' c bad to make our second ^ip to
New York in one season.
m tOMIRAL w. a. SCHIK'
rl* JS ? ?3!"!*% fm\m*7C7mCi. what sterling worth in goods and LOW PRICES will do. We have knoo<<rci competition
X JLJL1SJ Hmk9wLxvJ W k9 out ()f tue ring. Our buyer has just made the second trip this season to the Morthefn
kets, and below we give a limited description of the bargains we have to offer you.
That is what the weather
prophets says we will have, and
this means long service for your
Overcoat. You will need a
good serviceable Overcoat that
you can depend on. We sell
Don't Sit and
Where to oo for your
suits. We have sold the BEST
CLOTHING that has been sold
in Laurens for the last nine
years and we n>f:;ii to keep
Best for the Least*Money.
are the most fashionable and most serviceable you can
buy for Winter Dress. We have them in all styles
from $7.50 to $17.50.
If your trousers have seen their best days,
make his old ones over for "Willie."
Pa" ought to buy a new pair and let "Ma"
in pants, having made special
preparation for extra Trouser
OUR ALL WOOL PANTS
Gives you the pick of the finest assortment in Laurens. Every fashionable shade and color is represented.
in every fabric and at
I If You are a Man
you will be interested in
Seems we are the only store with new Neckties. It's the & ^ SHIRTS h?.
? way now-a-days for us to set the pace?others follow. Exclusive ft r,? , ... ,' . ,
every Price from 25 cents ? enbcts in Neckware made especially for us. See our | ^ l?e best line, of Dress Shirts
up. Try the Boll Doos | 25 cents line. Choosing a tie is an easy task, if you come to us. % cver displayed-in'Laurens.
for everyday. | 1 Work Shirts in any style and
1 LiUL'UBLik?kJ.jiJiJLJLiKBU?uaa^ color.
that's what we want to tell you about. We have Mats in any style?but the<
wrong style?we have Hals in any grade except the bad grade.
What's the Chief End of Man?
THE END WITH THE HAT ON, answers the small boy. It is wonderful what a difference a stylish Hal makes in a man's whole ap
pearance. We have the best Fall shades and shapes in all the popular priced Hats.
on nu\v\v>v; ?m3
Uncle Sam knows a thing or
two about hats, as he does about
Stetson Hats have distanced all
competitors and successfully de
fend American hat-supremacy
against all comers.
No hats like them?they're
worn the world over.
New Autumn styles?stiff and
soft hats both.
r.ook for Jirnnrl on Swont T.rntUor
'. '??'. '<'? ></-,*,,,/tO',',>:.>:'.',','.'.-'
We bought a solid car-load of Battle Axe Shoes and we have had to re-order more aheadv
We are sole agents for this celebrated Shoe and remember that every pair is guaranteed to giv
entire satisfaction. The Price is $1.25 a pair. ' 4
Don't Forget to ask for our great Black Bottom Line of Shoes wb- want a
that will wear well. Ask to see the one that is cut open. . 2 y
k< ? : ft/
Men's Dress Shoes in all popul a1 ~
leathers and toes?vicis, box calf, cordo
van, willow calf, and Highland ciflf?
calf lined, kid lined and drill litm/T
Did you cver wear & Water
proof Shoe? We have them. C
We can give youmiore honen leather
in a Shoe than any other firm in Laurent;
tiJkW* Carry Your Own Roof. We
sell good Umbrellas at reasonable prices.
_w??T iry\ rnT*)TT/T\TT/''t *' They musl fit or we will not sell them ; No man is youi
OUMli * 1 KU 1 riOi % is 0 of time to 3ook elsewheje 5 This is the store ?
tion is wrapped up in every bundle. When you buy a good article remejnb'er where you got it an(1 c
glW There is $65.06 still left in the money box for you?seven have unlocked the box and gotten $5
worth you get a Key,
REMEMBER THE NAME
Mansion House Steam Laundry.
Basket loaves Laurens Wednesday
and returns en Saturday.
M. L, ItOPEK, Agent.
IT Wl Lli MAKE YOU FEEL
when your wife tolls you Oil a* pU?>
day morning that your shirt front,
and collar livals tho "beautiful
snow" on hill top and meadow.
There is nothing that can onoirel**
your neck, outside of hor snowy
arm, that will please you more, on
Sunday than a collar dope up with
tho perfect color and finish that
wo put on all linoh laundered
"Nothing succeeds like success." As a proof of this you will,
find our agents representing us in all of the prinoipalplaces in South
Carolina, southorn North Carolina and north-east Georgia, Our com
missions to agents are liberal. "Wo defy competition in quality,quan
tity, quantity and prico. For further particulars apply to A. A.
Gates, Proprietor, Mansion Houdo, Greenville, S. C.
Glenn Springs Hotel,
GLENN SPRINGS, S. C,
LEAJS ALL OTHERS.
There is but one Glenn Springs, und it has no equal on the
Continent for tho Stomach, Liver, Kidneys,
Bowels and Blood .
17 >tei Open June 1st to Oct. 1st.
/P0 ' Cuisino and Service Excellent.
3rL}? Greatest I?sort in tfig South,
g0F* For Board apply to SIMPSON & SIMPSON, Glenn Springs,
South Carolina. Water $1.75 per case, bottles to be returned.
Water for sale by Tho Laurens Drug Co., Kennedy Bros., Dr. B.
F. Posoy, Laurens, S. C.
The Oil and Fertilizer Co. will deliver pure ice made from
Artesian water as following rates:
4,000 lbs Book, 200 lbs a day, $10.00?25ots per Hundred, ?OotS per day.
2,000 " '? 100 " " 6.00?80ots " " BOots " ??
1,000 " " 50 " " 8.50?85ots " " 17Ao *' "
500 " " 25 " " 2.00?lOcts " " lOots " "
200 " " 10 " " 1.00?50cts " " Sets " "
Securo coupon book at onco, as drivers are not allowed to
deliver ice except for coupons.
OIL and FERTILIZER CO.
Laurens, S. C, April 18th, 1809
will buy a Graphophono, clock
work motor, reproduces satisfac
torily and delightfully musical
and other records.
will buy a $5.00 Graphophono
and a dozen carefully selected
Columbia Records?an investment
that will pay a hundredfold in
ploasurc. Have you heard tho la
tost Columbia Records? Great re
solta! Hundreds of selections 1
WlKT* Write for catalogue.
Columbia Phonograph Co., 110 E.
Baltimoro St., Baltimore, Md.
Now York, Chicago, St, Louis, Wash
ington, Philadelphia, Paris, San
By special arrangement with the publlRhers,
wo are enabled to offer tho Amrrioan aohioui.
'iubibt, tho loading agricultural weoklyi of
the Middle Stute?, In club with this paper, p' -
exceedingly low figure. Tho American Aoi?
VDRis r is remark nblo for the variety and it
of its contents, end is undoubtedly the
most practical paper of it:; kiu<>
ITS FARM ^?T"
THE LAURENS BAR.
\V. 1*. KNI?lLT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Will practice In all the Courts of the
State. Prompt attention to all busi
ness entrusted to him.
Olliee, Laurens, C. H., MeCord's new
Marcp 14, 1990.
Bl'W. I?A 1.1.. r,. W. SIMKINB. W.W. HAI.l.
BALL,, SIMKIN8 & BALL,
Attorneys at Law,
LAunHNs, South Cahoi.ina.
We praotieo in till State and United
States Courts. Speoial attention given
II. Y. SIMPSON. C. D. UARKSDALK.
SIMPSON & BAllKSDAIi?,
Attorneys at Law,
LAURENS, S. C.
Special attention given to the investi
gation of titles and collection of claims.
DR. W. H. BALL
Ollice over Mosely & Roland's
Hardware Store. Ollico days?
Monday and Tuesdays.
Negotiated on long time and
easy terms, secured by mortgago
on improved farms. Apply to
Simpson A. Barksdale,
Laurons, S. C.
I TO ALL TIIL PEOPLE
(White and Colored!