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Accident and Sickness Insurance!
J. Y. Gakmnuton & Co.
Right in It!
Drugs, Toilet Articles, Cigars,
Fine Stationery Tor the beast Money.
HUDSON'S DRUG ST?HE.
_ Under Ben-Delia Hotel.
LAURENS, S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12. 1902.
Democrats Beaten in the
Black Punishment Plan
ned f\>r Charleston.
The South was Taken Care of by the
White Folks as Usual?Georgetown
Tlio Republican party carried the
Country in last week's elections.
In New York Odell beat Color, Dom
ocn t, for govornor, by a small major
ity. Tho Domocrats gained four con
gressmen In Now York City. Tho city
In Ohio Tom Johnson and his crowd
were beaten clean out of their pyjamas.
In Michigan La Follette, who is a
"Reformer," boot Rose, the Democrat,
for governor unmercifully.
In Pennsylvania the Republicans had
It all their own way. That state is
owned politically, by robbers and they
know their business.
Rhode Island elected a Democrat gov
ernor, which wus right, but it was pro
bably done in order to attract attention
and appear smart.
New Jersey went dismally Republi
So did Massachusetts.
Illinois of course.
Nebraska, Kansas, California and
various flop-eared states of the. West
that nobody knows the names of.
Maryland is mostly Republican.
West Virginia totally so.
Down South tho white folks elected
everything. Tho Republicans picked
up a congressman or two in mountain
districts of Tennessee and Kontucky
In South Carolina a few scattering
Republicans voted but most of them
have brokon olT from the bad habit.
Even Georgetown, where at least a mil
lion colored persons live, wont Demo
The Rublicans will have a majority
of 25 or 30 in congress.
It is said that Roosevelt will appoint
a negro doctor named Cruin collector of
tho port of Charleston. Thus Char
leston will get a Crum from Bookor
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
Court of Common Pleas.
W. B. Clark and others Plaintiffs,
against Stephens Clark and others,
Pursuant to tho decree of the Court
in the above statt d action, I will sell at
public outcry at Laurens Court House,
South Carolina during the local hours
of sale, on Salerday In December next,
being the first day of the month, the
following described property, to wit:
All that tract of land utuate in the
County of Lauren?, In Bald State, con
taining One Hundred and Twenty-five
Acres, more or lest?, known in this ac
tion for partition as tract No. 1 and
bounded on North by tract No. 2; on
the East by lands of M. H. Poole and
Mrs. W. B. Bell: South by lands of
Mrs. W. B. Bell and Dr. W. A.
Shands and West by lands of Dr. W. A.
Also tract No. 2, situate in the
County and Slate aforesaid, containing
Fifty Acre*, more or less, and boun led
on the North by lands of the estate of
J. M. Clark; East by lands of J. M.
Clark and M. B. Pool; South by tri ot
No. 1 above described and West oy
lands of the estate of Tirz*h M. n.
Terms: One-half the purchase money
to be paid cash; balance on a oredit of
12 months with interest from day of
sale, secured by bond of purchaser and
mortgage of the premises cold, with
leave to purchaser to pay all cash.
Purchasers to pay for papers. If terms
of sale are not complied with, ihe
property will be resold on rame or some
subsequent Salf-jday on tame terms at
defaulting purchasers risk.
John F. Bolt,
Clerk Court Common Fleas for Lau
Nov. 11th, 1902.
Dec. ist to 6th, 1902
Layton'8 Great Midway and
Carnival Free Shows
Morning and Afternoon.
Grand Pyrotechnic Display,
Eruption of Mont Pelee,
at Bicycle Park, 8: 30 p. m., De
cember 3rd and 4th.
the largest on the road.
Open-air Concerts by Famous
Brass Bands Daily During the
UREATLY REDUCED RATES ON ALL
Horse Racing at Wagner's Park.
Eight Hundred and Seventy-five Dol
lars to be given away in Prizes
on the Visiting Firemen.
DON'T FAIL TO COME TO8KBI"
Grand Firemen's Ball. Prize Drlli by
Pompier Corps of Charleston Fir?
Department. I'arado of Char
I lesion Fire Department
j Tuesday, Deoember 2.
AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Capt. A. B. Byrd was In town yester
Mr. L. It. Ilabb of Fountain Inn was
Mrp. J. J. Pluss has been visiting
friends In Greenville.
Mr. John W. Taylor of Princeton
was in the city Monday.
Miss Ladshaw of Spartanburg is
visiting M'ss Meta Sullivan.
Miss Bettie Watts is visiting Mr. and
Mrr. M. T. Simpson In Cross Hill.
Mrs. J. H. Su) vn visited her
daughter at Con\ -?e College last
Miss May me Ferguson and Miss
Claudia Irby visited Miss Janie Vance
in Clinton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Lucas and little
daughter have been visiting Prof. und
Mrs. Gamewell at Wofford College.
Mr. T. W. Somersett and Miss Ruth
Steaton were married at Polkton, N.
0., last week. Mr. Somersett Is a popu
lar conductor on the O. N. & L. Rail
way and a nephew of Train Master J.
Mrs. Rosa Farmer, who was Misa
Rosa Simpson, daughter of the late
John Wells and Mrs. Susan Simpson,
arrived hero yesterday tovisit relatives.
Iler home is in Missouri. Her many
friends here aro delighted to welcome
Cotton yesterday brought 7.60,?tho
Governor McS. oney has Issued a
proclamation naming Nov. 27th as
Mr. Carey to Preside.
At the request of the Laurens bar,
*he governor has appointed James P.
Carey of Flckens to preside at the ex
tra term of court for civil cases begin
ning Dec. 1.
Mr. Caspnr Simpson Here.
Mr. Caspar Simpson, of tho stock
and brokerage ilrm of Simpson &
Simpson epent a few days this week in
the city. The other member of this
firm is E. A. Simpson. Both are na
tives of Laurens and thoir numerous
friend* wish them groat success In
their business. Laurens people wish
ing to buy or sell mill stocks will do
well to correspond with them.
Marriage This Evening.
Miss Azilo Wilson of this city and
Mr. J. E. Clary of Groonwood will be
married this evening at the home of
Mrs. J. J. Wilson, tho mother of the
prospective bride. Miss Wilson is one
of the popular and attractive young
ladies In Laurens society and has num
erous friends and admirers. Mr. Clary
is a woll known and popular traveling
Mr. Crews Has Accident.
When Mr. James T. Crews was riding
home Friday evening his horse fell,
throwing him over its head. The horse
then somersaulted and fell on Mr.
Crews' side, completely disabling him
for the time. Mr. Crews was carried to
the bouse, a hundred yards distant, but
not until his calls were heard ten min
utes later. He was severely bruised
about the hips but no bones were
Mr. Crews is the foreman and right
hand man of The Advkrtiskr. This
is the first time that he has been "laid
op" for many years?perhaps since ho
was a man, and it naturally goes hard
with him. It is hoped that he will be
on his feet In a fow days and mean
while his friends will be glad to know
, that his injuries are not serious.
THE VOTES CANVASSED.
Commissioners, State and Federal, Met
The state and federal election com
missioners for Laurens County met in
the corut house yesterday and canvass
ed the vote oast in the general election
For congress J. T. Johnson received
1075 votes and L. W. C. Blalock only
11 in the county.
For state and county offices the
Democratic ticket received 1072 votes.
There was no Republican ticket.
The commissioners were intension all
day, haying bills to audit and approve
as well as the votes to canvass.
NEW STORE OPENED.
Mr. J. %h Hopkins With Fine Stork or
Mr. J. L. Hopkins, recently of Clin
ton, has opened up a first class stock of
general merchandise in the store room
formerly occupied by J. M. Phil pot on
the east side of tho public square. The
stock has been carefully selected and
customers will Add Mr. Hopkins and
his accommodating salesmen ready to
serve them with reliable goods at low
Iu shoes, hats, shirts and uoderahirts
for men and numerous other articles
may be found really desirable bargains
and worth the attention of all discrim
inating buyers. The store has recently
been re-painted and the stock is taste
The line of tobaccos is also large and
the choice brands are carried.
Mr. Hopkins is well known through
j ont the county as an experienced met -
t chant who says and does what he means
" purchasers will find it to their in
FAST RUN MADE
BY A.CL TRAIN.
About a Mile aMinute with
HOW 'TWAS DONE.
Circus Man was Left in
Special Carried Hint to Way cross for
Performance- Came High but
He Had to Hare It.
The Savannah Morning News of Oct.
20, gives the following account of a
great ruu made by an Atlantic Coast
Line Railway train:
"The Atlantic Coast Line gave Diav
olo, the loop the loop of Forepangh &
Sells' Circus, a great run for his
mo?ey yesterday. It cost Diavolo
$175.00 but he gavo that up gladly to
get from Jacksonville to Waycroas in
timoto ride in the afternoon perform
ance Diavolo got left at Jacksonville.
He was in great distress until in
formed that he could secure a special
to take him to Waycross. As speedily
as possible, a train was made up, con
sisting of an engine, bfi /age oar and
coach. Then Diavolo as the sole pas
senger started out. It is 75 miles from
Jacksonville to Waycross. The train
ate up that distance in 77 minutes.
Jacksonville was left at i2:12 P. M., at
1.20 P. M., the train stopped at Way
cross. Two stops had been made, so
that the time reduces to less than a
mile a minute."
?'The train referred to above was
pullrd by englno No. 118 with Engin
eer O'Neill at the throttle, Conductor
Jos. Palmer In charge. Running time
was 58*8 miles per hour."
The A. O. L. R%llway Is tho chief
line coming to Laurens and Laurons
people take a pride in w hat it does.
SAY NO EXTENSION.
People Must Pay Their Taxes on Time
According ti the Columbia Corres
pondent of the News and Courier, the
governor and the comptroller general
have resolved that there shall bo no
extension of tax-paylng^tlme this year.
The statement is that this has been
absolutely determined. Meanwhile, it
is a fact that similar statements have
been made, lo, those many years, and
tho people would scarcely bo convinced
no matter how so'.emnly the declaration
Meanwhile, It is just as well for
everybody to settle with the county
treasurer. It will be just as haid to
make oaj ment next spring as now,and
indeed It may be harder. People who
have the money will probably be bet
ter off by contributing their quota to
the state and county at as early a day
WORKINU FOR HEPTASOPHS.
Deputy Supremo Organizer Hore in
Order's Interest Last Week.
John B. Sloan, of Charlotte, N. C,
was here last week in the Interest of the
Heptasopbs of which he is deputy su
prema oaganizor. Mr. J. A. Austin
has been appointed to solicit member
ship In the order. Tho Laurens lodge
has a good membership but an effort is
to be made to Increase it.
The Heptasophs is one of the best of
fraternal insurance orders. It Is largely
controlled by prominent business men
of Daltimore and ranks high in frater
nal insurance circles. It is proposed to
hold a reorganization mooting hero in
December and it is bolieved that the
membership will be largely increased.
The following will be Included In Da
vis, Roper ?fc Co. special 10 per cent
Jackets worth $10 00 less 10 per cent
Jackets worth $8.50 less 10 per cent
Jackets worth $7.50 less 10 por cent
Jackets worth $7.00 less 10 per cent
Jackets worth $5.0) less 10 per cpnt
I $4 50.
JacketB worth $4 50 less 10 per cent
?8.05 and all through tho line of
blankets, quilts, sheets, etc, Be sure
and see them.
Davis, Roper & Co.
See Davis, Roper Sc Co-'s Special
?ale advertisement for Thursday and
Friday only. Everything in Ladies'
Suits, Skirts, Jackois, Comfort?, Blank
ets, Sheets, Pillow Cases. Street bnts
at a reduction for two days only.
An opportunity that you ought not
pass?Davis, Roper Sc Co , special ?ale
Thursday and Friday. Sale commences
at 9 o'clock. Spot cash.
Davis, Roper A Co.
Now is your time to get your Street
Hat or Drees Hats, Jacket, Sklr?,
I Quilts and Blankets on Thursday and
I Friday. Special sale at
Davis, Roper & Co.
Never before have we had such trade
la Clothing, Shoes, Hats, etc. In fact
in all lines. Secret: Best values; low
_Davis, Roper & Co.
H#ed t* Sew;
The kind that will grow;
Come to J. H. Sullivan's Store,
And buy some more.
Just received a lot of Seed Rye, Bar
ley Crimson Clover, Red-Rust-Proof
Oats, Seed Wheat and Osts.to feed.
PLAN SUGGESTED FOR BUSINESS
ASSOCIATION IN THIS TOWN.
Social Feature Added Would Make it
it Successful ? Inexpensive but
The. Advertiser believes that Lau
rens should have some sort of commer
cial organization?business league or
chamber of commerce. Tho town once
bad a board of trade. It languished
and died. The Advertiser suggests a
plan that will make sech an association
The peop'o of Laurens need to know
each other better. They should meet so
cially. Business clubs that uro social
clubs are winner?.
Here Is the plan : let the club be
formed of business and professional
men who will join. l et meetings be
held four times a year. Lot the Initia
tion ice be one dollar and tho dues Dot
more than lifty cents a month. Let the
meetings be hold In tho court hou.?o or
some public hall, rent freo. After the
meeting held In December, there should
be nn annual supper, costing about two
do'lars aroucd. After each of the oth
er three meetings there should be a
light collation, costing not more than
one dollar around. Thus flvo dollars
of the annual duoswou'd bo spent. The
remaining dollar would go to the other
expenses, postage, otc. But what's.the
good? Hero it Is : tho club has its
freight, stroet, public works, advertis
ing, and other committees. The com
mittees do the work iu all such associ
ations. If the members knew that af
ter each meeting tbore would bo a jolly
good time, tboy wouldn't mind having
a business meeting beforo hand and
transacting business. There would al
ways be a good attendance. If a club
should be organized on the old lines, It
would last a few months aud go to sleep
Undoubtedly, a business organiza
tion Is really needed hero. Tho plan
suggested will make one flourish.
Moreover, It would be a source of pleas
ure, and tbero Is not enough pleasure
in this world. Tho peoplo of Laurens,
as a rule, do not go out of their way to
have any pleasure. It's timo they are
changing their habit of life anyhow.
The Advertiser would like to have
some expressions about this scheme. If
business men like It, TtlK advertiser
knows a man who Is ready to take
around the list and get the organiza
PRETTY HOME WEDDING.
Marriage of Miss Laura Wright and
Mr. Eugene Hudgens.
On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 6th,
The Oaks, the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. N. Wright, Laurens County, was
the scene of a most, beautiful wedding,
when Miss Liura W?lls, their daugh
ter, w?8 united In marriage to Mr. Eu
gene S. Hudgens, Laurens, S. C.
At 3 o'clock as tho strains of Men
delsohn's march, played by Mrs. Tbos.
F. Jones, sister of the bride, were
heard, the portlerro curtains were
thrown open by little Miss Kate
Wright, showing a room of exquUite
decoration?, with soft pink light of
waxen-tapers and hanging from the
coiling by ivory satin ribbons, a wed
ding boll of white chrysanthemums,
emblematic of joy and happiness.
The bridal party entered promptly,
tho groom upon tho arm of his best
man, Mr. James Dunklin, of Laurens,
tho bride with her maid of honor. Miss
Klolse Simpson Wright. They mot as
they reached the snowy white rug
placed lor them to stand upon and it
was indeed a beautiful picture as they
stood beneath the pure whito bell lis
tening to the solemn words which uni
ted their young lives.
Ditriog tho ceremony, which was
performed by tho pastor of the bride,
Rev. C. 13. Ratchford, the tones of
Sweetest Story Ever Told came from
the piano in softest notes of tendor
Tho bride was handsomely attired In
a golng-away gown of cadet-blue cloth,
with white carnations, bride's roses,
asparagus forns in her hand, nnd was
lovely In her rare graco and gentle
ness. Miss Eloice Wright wore a sty
lish suit of blue, exceedingly becom
ing to her blonde beauty and stateli
ncs3. Sho also carried carnations and
Mr and Mr.?. Hudgens left Immediate
ly for Cross Hill, where amid showers
of rice, thoy boarded the S. A. L. train
for Washington and other Northern
They will be at homo ti (heir friends
at Laurens after November IGtb.
The presents were numerous and
costly, an elegant array of cut glass
STA It TLINO, BUT f It IJ B.
"If every ono knew what a grand
medlclcino Dr. King's Ne?v Lifo Pills
Is," writes D. IT. Turner, Dempsey
town, Pa.1 "you'd sell all you have in a
day. Two week's use has made a new
man of me." Infallible for constipa
tion, etomaob and liver troubles. 2r>
cents at Laurons Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
This is to advertise the fact that Thk
ADVERTISER will be glad to have all Its
subscribers who owe anything for sub
scriptions to call In and pay up.
Thoy can pay at this season if they
ovor can pay. Most of tho subscribers
of The Advertiser are people who do
Of course bills will bo s'nt out as
usual. But It costs about three cents
to sond out one bill- -not counting the
labor. Three per cent on one dollar Is
a good deal of money.
As Thk ADVERTISER his said, it is
diflicult to print a paper at $1. a year,?
it requires tho hardest kind of saving.
Therefore it is hoped that ADVERTISER
subscribers will not need another re
quest and will make it a point to settle
now without wailing for bil's.
o .a. m "j? o 3? x -a. .
Boars tho l''8 KM Y?u ,lave Alwafs B?U?M
AN OLD FAVORITE
THE SONG OF THE CAMP
By Bayb.rd Taylor
BAYARD TAYLOR, poet, traveler, editor and diplo
mat, was burn In Pennsylvania Jan. 11, 1825, and died
In Rerlln on Doe. 19, 1K78. Of Maynrd Taylor's aetlvo
life It Is Impossible to \,v tin a4?nunto Idea In a brief
Blo tch. His first poems wore published when ho was
sixteen. He traveled afoot over Knrope In 1844-46 and In
1849 was seeking gold In California. "His life was a
scries of long travelings and trips abroad, letters and
Other contributions to the press nnd Innumerable lec
At the tlmo of his death ho was United States minister
lVVi us a song!" the soldiers cried,
The outer trenches gunrdlng,
When the hentod guns of the camps allied
Grew weary of bombarding.
The dark Redan, In silent scoff,
Lay, Krim nnd threatening under;
And the tawny mound of the Malakoff
No longer belched its thunder.
There wrh a pause. A guardsman
"We storm the forts tomorrow;
Bing whllo we may, another day
Will bring enough of Borrow."
Thpy lay along the battery's side,
Rolow the smoking cannon;
Drave hearts, from Severn and from
And from tho banka of Shannon.
They sang of love and not of fame;
forgot was Britain's filory;
Each heart recalled a different name,
Rut all sang "Annie Laurie."
Dear girl, her namo ho dared not
Rut as the song grew louder,
Something upon the soldier's cheek
Washed off the stains of powder.
Reyond the darkening ocenn burned
Tho bloody sunset's ombcru,
Whllo the Crimean valleys learned
How English love remembers,
And onco again n tin- of hi 11
Rained on the Russian quarters,
With scream of shot and burst of
And bellowing of tho mortar?!
And Irish Nora's eyes are dim.
For a singer dumb and goryi
And English Mary mourns for him
Who sang of "Annie Laurie."
Voice after voice caught'up the -song/ Sleep, soldiers! still In honored reat
Until Its tender passion Your truth and valor wearing:
Roso like an anthem, rich and strong? The bravest are the tenderest?
Their bnttle-cvc confession. T?rs loving aro the daring.
*'*'******4'A***A ***** ********* *********** ****** **W*"**W
To New Subscribers,
New Subscribers to The Advertiser,
paying One Dollar cash, will receive
the p4>er until January ist, 1904,
SOME CURES FOR
Wrapping In Linen a Good
CRUST OF BREAD.
Bandage? of Onion Skin
Tho Skins Must First be Soaked I
Ylnegcr?Safe and Cheap
Mot hods are The?e.
How many men In LaurenB county
suffer with corns? How many women?
Perhaps the remedies below, suggested
by an exchange, may give some relief:
When the feet nre pressed Into tight
fitting shoes?high heels make the
pressure greater?by adding friction
we have a needlelike point formed In
the skill, and tho greater the pressure
the deeper the point will grow. The
best preventive remedy known Is real
ly to go bnrqfooted, but since this Is
not considered ethical in civilized life 1
will give a few simple remedies which
may be of some value for the afflicted:
First.?Place on the corn n piece of
cold, moist linen folded several times,
wrap It up In dry linen, then go to bed.
With this treatment the hard epider
mis swells up, and after six or eight
hours the outer covering of the corn
can be removed with n dull knife.
When this treatment has been followed
for three or four days, n small needle
like growth (the corn) can be extracted
without pain or bleeding. Uy washing
the feet often In cold water the tender
place will heal rapidly. After getting
rid of this corn It Is well to wear shoes
Which are neither too large nor too
small so as to avoid excessive pressure
Second.?In place of the linen a crust
of bread soaked In vinegar may be ap
Third.?The best application Is to
soak a whole onion twenty-four hours
In vinegar, then apply one of the layers
of tho onion to the corn and keep It In
place by a bandage through the night.
After repeating tills procedure a few
times the corn can be removed without
any trouble. Ity eltlier of those simple
applications this troublesome agent
can be removed without any danger ef
blood poison and "free of charge."?8t
1>0() WAS KILLED.
Terrible Excitement in the City Last
Monday morning a spotted setter dog
which belonged to J. D. Watts had a
lit of hysterics and In a few minutes
about 100 people wont mad. Tho large
numbers of mad people chased the dog
which was also accused of being mad
and after some minutes tho beast was
variously shot and stoned and killed.
Whether or not tho dog was mad Is
uncertain but it might have been and
It was nono too good a dog to go mad
on slight provocation. It was sug
gested that tho owner of the dog
wanted it killed and did not care to
ofHotate as executioner. Tho dog may
have had rabies but only ono suspected
dog in a hundred really has the dis
ease. Every day or two a horse shows
tho samo symptons, bites and snaps at
people and things and sometimes runs
away in a most unreusonablo manner
but a horse worth a hundred Is never
accused of this unpopu'ar disease. It
costs too much for horses to indulge in
Meanwhile the country can spare the
dog and tho chase apparently was
Remember the Orphan*.
On Thanksgiving It is well to rcmom
bor the Thorn well Orphanage. The
people of Laurens havo reason to be
thankful that the Orphanage Is in
Laurens County. Nine orphans from
this town are now being supported and
six are a- king for admission. The poo
pie of Laurens should do a good part
for the orphanage. Mr. Scott repre
senting tho orphanage wvs bore yester
Married Sunday Morning.
At 8.,'10 o'clock Sunday morning Dr.
Clifton Jones and Mrs. Cornelia Sulli
van of this city were married at th<
homo of Mrs. Sul.Ivan. Rev. Robert
Adams performed the ceremony,
few friends were presont. Many friends
have congratulatod tho happy couple.
? NEWS OF THE WORLD.
The Spanish Cabinet is about to re
Scvoral United States officials in the
Hawaiian Islands havo defaulted.
Genoral Leonard Wood is back from
Europo and says he favors the canteen
In the army. %
in two wrecks on the Norfolk and
Weitern Railway in Virginia Sunday
three were killed and two wounded.
A rich Bostonlan, named Mason, son
of the man who makes organs,is in jail
accused of killing several women at va
At Blnghamton, N. V., Sunday En
och Htnk was shot and killed by his
wife whom he had been pursuing with a
Harry Allomang, a professional base
. ball pitcher, interfered with burglars
who were robbing the po:,t office at
Mason, W ?[ Va., and they shot him
1901, by A. 8.
"Ycs'iu, I saw it with my own eyes."
"Who'd 'a' thought It?"
"Are you euro he kissed hc-r? r'rnps
he wob Just picking a leaf or BomctliiuK
out of ber hair."
"Well, Mrs. Demming, you needn't
think that Just because I ain't been
married no man ever kissed me. I'vo
had as many bonus In my day ns ever
"Dear 'me, Miss Lnvlny, I didn't
mean anything personal 1 Only It's
quite a step from your porch to Mrs.
Uurkctt's, and I thought"?
"I wasn't on my porch!" answered
Miss Lavlna shortly. "I was right
close to tho bedgo, picking wlno cur
Tho last phrase was spoken apologet
ically, ns tf prompted by lutent shame
at thus spying on a neighbor.
"Oti, I don't know but It's your duty,
Lavlny, to keep your eye open when
there's such dolugB in the heart of a
respectable community like ourn," was
the unctuous reply of Mrs. ?mlthcrs.
"Well, that ain't all I've seeu, ci
ther," announced Miss Lnvinla, rising
to this skillfully baited hook. "You
know Cousin Salllc left her theater
glasses behind, and they're a heap of
help. I can stand lu my second story
front with them nnd see straight into
A girlish figure bending over a elrlp
of renaissance laco In the rear of tho
shop straightened up suddenly, nnd an
exclamation escaped her lipB. But tho
women clustered rouud the front door
gossiped on excitedly.
"Didn't he take tho trnln for town
yesterday morning?" queried Mrs.
"Yes, but ho enme hack at early dusk,
with his arms full of white paper bun
dles, nnQ when he got on tho porch ho
tossed them belter skelter on tho set
tee nnd?and?hugged her!"
"Ain't tbnt dreadful?"
"If anybody but you, Lavlny ITnrt,
had told that, I wouldn't believed it!"
murmured Mrs. Sinlthcrs.
"It inny look out of place for a sin
gle woman to say, but It does seem to
mo llku a Judgment on Doc Durk'^t for
going off to marry a fr' .-olous, do noth
ing Boston widow Instead of some de
cent, thrifty girl In his own town. He
ain't been dead three months, nnd hero
In another man hanging round his wid
ow. Perhaps he's an old sweetlienrt.
Everybody knows Doc was well tlxed."
"Yes, and they do Kay," Interposed
Mrs. Demming, "them as was round
when lie was brought home that day,
that she stood round like a statue, nev
er shedding a tear and Just doing what
old Dr. Qrcen ordered, like some ma
""1'erhaps. tihe knew It wasn't no use
to do anything anyhow," suggested
Mrs. Mursden, who had a retreating
chin and weak, fishy eyes.
"What's that, Becky Mursden?"
snorted Miss I.nvlnln, turning severely
on her Insignificant neighbor. "What
do you know about ItV"
"Nothing," hurriedly replied Mrs.
Mnrsden. "Only I was rending a novel
yesterday where a woman got tired of
her husband and put something In bis
coffee that didn't smell nor taste nor
"Lnweec Becky, I always knew you
was light beaded," 6iinppcd Miss Ln
vlnln. Nevertheless the group of gos
sips turned suddenly silent and gazed
nt each other, wide eyed.
"hty, wouldn't It be awful If wo had
a poison case here?"
The girlish figure In the rear rose
flow, and a clear volco rang ncross tho
stuffy little shop.
"You've no right to say such things.
You don't know Mrs. Burkett nnd nev
er wanted to treat her right, nnd you'ro
wicked, wicked women to talk about
her thnt wayl"
Astonished silence fell upon the wo
men. Then Mrs. Smlthcrs' voice, no
longer oily and complacent, roso cut
?That's a nlco way for you to speak
to your elders, Peggy Smlthcrs, nnd
I'm ashamed of you. D'you mean to
call Lnvlnla Hart a liar?"
The girl fingered her bolt of braid
"No, auntj but I can't sit hero nnd
listen to such dreadful things nbout
Mrs. Burkott. I'vo worked for her, nnd
I know she's a lady through nnd
through, nnd she's not doing anything
wrong. There's n reason"?
"Well, Miss Peggy, seeing ns you're
the Only one in this party thnt has a
visiting acquaintance with Mrs. Bur
kett, you might Just walk up tbcro nnd
see who that man Is."
"Oh, aunt, I can'tl I couldn't ask
such a question!"
"You don't need to ask. Worm It out
whllo you're there. You can tnko up
thnt new set of points you've made.
Perhaps Mrs. Burkett might like to
wear them with her widow's black."
Tho last words came spitefully.
Tho girl stood in n pleading nttltude.
"This Is a nlco way to treat your old
Sunt that's given you bed nnd board
for ten years now. Now you stop sniv
eling nnd trot along."
Poor Peggy 1 Before those words
"bod nnd bonrd" she never hesitated.
They formed the spiritual lash which
her aunt swung with unmerciful hand.
The girl never stopped to reckon the
mittens she knit for the shop, tho laco
she mads or the Interminable days of
flue sewing'tis a rccompenso for tho
obnoxious "bed nnd board."
Drearily she lifted her slmplo sailor
bat from the shelf beneath the counter
and started on her hateful errand.
The great trees arched protccthigly
over her head, the wild strawberries
bloomed at her feet, nnd from tho
woodlands enme the calls of her fnvoy:
its birds. But her eyes wer* heavy
With unshod tears.. WaB it not bad
enough to listen day after day to the
fcossly thjat cms.nat.e4 from her ?Uttt'#
Shop w?iibul being forced into a part?
norship with tho gosslpcrs?
Languidly hml tremblingly she
mounted the broad steps leading' to
Widow Burkett's porch. That much
discussed lady mot her at tho door.
Her quick glnnco detected tho misery
in Peggy's fueo.
"Come In, child. You look utterly
worn out," she remarked, ushering
Peggy Into tho dim, cool parlor. "What
have you there? Oh, such lovely Idee
collars! 1 must have one of (hem. But
I'm afraid this sort of work Is pulling
you down. You're looking badly, Peg*
The girl Hushed guiltily, and her
tongue clung to the roof of her mouth.
Mrs. Burkctt studied hot curiously.
"It Is a long walk from tho village,
and ms b?0i1 ns Ned eoines in we'll have
fiomo lemonade. He makes famous
Ned! That must bo the awful man.
And she called him by his lirst name
With such a proud light 111 her eyes.
A brisk stop sounded In the entry, tho
knob rattled, and Peggy turned dizzy,
"Ned, dear, this Is little Peggy Smith
crs, who made that lovely lace for me.
Peggy, this ls"
Peggy had risen mechanically, and
as she caught the next wofds she
raised her eyes, bw I mining with lenru,
to Mrs. Burkett's astonished ga/.e. De
licious little chills were chasing up
and down her hot spine. Oh, If only
she might rush from tho house, down
the shady street to the shop. But no;
that man stood between her and the
Peggy had never seen just, such u
man before. Ho stood so very tall and
straight, laughed 111 such friendly fash
ion with his eyes and helped her to
tiny cakes and a drink, nil cool, sweet
and sour, with the air of Prince Charm
ing of fairy book fame. From some
where?fnr, far away?camo tho trill
of a riotously happy bird. Poggy
raised her eyes once more to Mrs. Bur
kett's face, find this time there were
"Why, you're looking belter already,
Peggy. And now, If you won't have
any more cake or lemonade, I shall
carry you off to my room. I want you
to see the beautiful silks and embroid
eries Mr. Lnnieroux has brought mo
from Japan and China."
? ? * * * * *
The gossips at Mrs. Smithers' shop
were becoming' restless when Peggy
caiUO back. The girl fairly shivered
with (suppressed excitement, and her
hand trembled as she stuck tho hatpin
through her sailor.
"Well, ain't you never going to
speakV" snapped her aunt. "Didn't
you hear anything?"
"Yes, 1 heard lots, aunt," answered
the girl, trying hard to keep tho ex
ultation from ringing in her voice. The
women leaned forward eagerly.
"Ills name Is Mr. Edward Lniuo
"Hoity-toity," sniffed Miss Lavlnla.
"Just like a novel," murmured Mrs.
"And he's just home from China ami
Japan, and he's going to stay a year
this time, and he's brought her tho
most beautiful silks you over saw, and
I'm going there to sew oil 'em for a
whole week, and she gave mo tin;
queerest candy. It came from China,
too, and it burns your mouth, but It's
"Lawzee, Peggy, why don't you get
down to facts?" ejaculated Miss La
vlnla. "Is he going to marry her?"
"No!" exclaimed Peggy In a final
burst of triumph, "Ho can't. He's
her twill brother, and he's In the navy,
and he's been gone live years?and"?
Mrs. Dcuunlng rose abruptly, saying:
"I declare I forgot that batch of
bread. Like as not it's all over my
Miss Lnvlnln, looking decidedly ag
grieved, departed in silence. One by,
one her visitors left, and Mrs. Smilhcra
stood alone absently dusting and rc
dustlng her tiny showcase.
And in Mrs. Burkett's cool parlor tho
widow was saying: -
"I do feel so sorry for Peggy, Ned,
dear, that I believe I'll ask her aunt to
let me take her to Boston when wo go
back. She is so handy with her needle.
I know I could gel her lots of work."
"Well, If she's so handy, why don't
you havo her for your maid'/"
The widow laughed softly.
"She'd simply ruin me, Ned. Tho
child adores me."
"I don't believe you could bo ruined,
and think what it would mean for that
child to be taken awttj from those vil
lage harpies. The lifo must be torturo
to her sensitive nature."
"It may cost something to get rid of
the aunt; but, thin, 1 bcliovo Peggy's
Tho Wntcr Cluck.
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Tsiang Hung, A. 1). 120, who made an
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Ill the sixth Century of the Christian
WW an Instrument was in use in China
which indicated the course of tltllO by
tho weight of waler ns It gradually
On mo from the beak of a bird and was
received In a vessel on a balance, every
pound representing a one hundredth
part of the day of twenty-four hours.
About this time mercury began to ba
employed in clepsydras Instead of wa
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