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LAUBENS, fl. C.iNov. 12, 1002.
Attention Newspaper Me it I
In The Advehtiser appears an an
nouncement of tho coming gala week
and firemen'" tournamont in Charles
Ion, The advertisement was accom
panied with a check. For years Char
leston has been having a gala week
and each year the country newspapers
have been asked to advertise It und
each year thoy have been paid as much
as the business men at tho head of it
could afford to pay for this purpose.
Meanwhile, the country newspapers
have never been paid a copper by the
people of Columbia or the statu fair as
sociation for advertising that great
festival. They havo been sent free
tickets to the grounds and to the races.
These were worth a dollar or two to
those who attended. At tho sarao time
the state fair people havo advertised in
other ways. They have spent money
In distributing posters and lithographs
but the newspapor ofllces in tho coun
try have received not a cent. Of coureo
the Columbia newspapers uro supposed
to recleve a direct benefit from tho
fair but we "cracker follows" are sup
posed to bo rewarded sufficiently by
the consciousness that wo aro assist
ing a state enterprise. Indeod, wc are
glad to help the fair but Columbia and
the fair are at least as able to help
themselves as is the Charleston con
oern. This year The advertiser
gave the fair about enough tpaco to
pay for a free ticket. Nobody from
The Advertiser attended. By tho
same mail that brought the Charleston
oheck to The Advertiser came hp
envelope full of copy about a carnival
In Augusta, Ga , and a card of admis
sion to a club in that town. As no
stamps were enclosed tho card cannot
be returned. The Augusta affair will
have no more advertising from this
sheet unless somebody pays for it. As
for the stato fair, somo of The Ad
vertiser staff will probably attend
next year and tho news about the
show will be printed before and after.
But The Advertiser people will pay
their own oxpenscs und expert no fa
vors and the state fair will expect no
responses to appeals for charity in the
way of advertising. There is n a
son to', believe that a show that does
not endeavor to dead head its newspa
per publicity has more solid merit be
hind It than one that does. The Char
leston business men nro not paying a
vast deal to tho newspapers but they
are paying enough to make them re
spected and aro showing a disposition
to appreciate favors. The country
newspapers have heretofore been tho
oblef agency in promoting tho Colum
bia show. While the fair association
may be "hard up," It should be as
willing to pay for advertising as for
any other Indispensable.
The Gray Court fair is worth more
to The Advertiser In ono year than
the state fair has been in the last 12
The stateifair in its infancy was wor
thy of assistance, but if tho time has
notcomo when it can stand on its own
legs and pay its way, that time will
The president of Ciemson has had
published a column [and a quarter in
the Columbia State defending tho be
havior of the Ciemson cadet* in Co
lumbia and the Columbia tttato pub
lishes a two and a half column edito
rial In reply. Those who csre to read
this controversy may bo entertained
for some time.
In tho anthracite coal region the
vote was Republican as usual. Yet
some of our people become hysterical
In their talk about tho "opresslons of
laboring people." The Pennsylvania
laboring man stands by the party of
the coal trust.
Iowa went for tariff reform and the
Republican ticket. Tho Iowa voters
are about such Republicans as tho Mc
Laurlnites are Democrats.
On November 6 the editorial depart
ment of the Greenvillo News foil over
in a four line fit of poetry.
Cores Blood, Skin Troubles, Cancer,
Blood Poison. Orontest Blood
If your blood Is Impure, thin, dis
eased, hot or full of humors, if you have
blood poison, canoer, carbuncle?, eat
ing sores, scrofula, ec/.oma, Itching,
risings and lumps, scabby, pimply
skin, bone pains, catarrh, rheumatism,
or any blood or skin disease, take Bo
tanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) according
to directions. Soon all sores heal,
nohos and pains stop, tho blood is made
pore and rich, leaving tho skin free
from every eruption, and giving the
rloh glow of perfect health to the
skin. At the same time, B. B. B. im
proves the digestion, cures dyspepsia,
strengthens weak kidneys. Just the
medicine for old people, as ,'t given
them new, vigorous blood. Druggists
$1 per large bottle, with directions for
home cure. Sample free and prepaid
by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
Gs. Desoribe trouble and special free
medical advice also sent lu seated let
ter. B. B. B. Is especially advised for
chronic, deop-soated cases of impure
blood and skin disease, and.cures after
all else falfs. Sold in Laurens by 11.
? NEW LAW FIRM,
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law in the Courts of this State, undor
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
R. A. Cooper.
MONEY TO LOAN,
On improved farms. Long time.
,. Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
cd. BARKBDAI.E, Alty ,
I Laureus, 6. ?.
AMONG Ol IB FRIENDS.
.?.? ?VajtW#V#VMow ?V/tv*
Hev. Ci. M. Boyd.tro/t In town 'Iburs
Mr. W. 0. Halontino was here Fri
Mr. Joel Smith was In the city last
Mr. Ocorgc Dorroh of Gray Court
was in the eity Friday.
Dr. II. K. Aiken wont lo Columbia
Friday for a short business trip.
N. i>. Dial wont to Charleston last
weok to attend United States Court.
Mrs. Warren Dupre ol Spartanburg,
has been visiting Mrs. W. E. Lucas.
Mrs. J. W. Copoland of Statesville,
\. ?., has been visiting relatives in
Mr. W. M. Cokor, a prominent citi
zen.of Youngs township, was in town
Mrs. M. Y. Simpson accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. S. J, Simpson on a visit
to Charleston last week.
Walter Stewart has accep'ed the
position of billing clerk with the
Southern Railway at Clifton, S. ?.
Miss Josle Mlnter has returned from
Boston, where she has been taking a
course In music for several months.
Mr. John W. Beeks brought a wagon
lo.ul of sweet potatoes to town *ast
week. Mr. Becks is a farmer who al
ways has something to sell. His po'ato
putoh yielded at the rate of. about ?-i?o
btuhois to the aero.
Thk Advertiser has received tho
October number of tho Criterion, pub
lished by the students of tho Columbia
Female College, it is a creditable pub
lication. Miss W'illou Cray of this
city is busiuess mann gor.
MARRIED IX WATERLOO.
Nuptials or Mr, Bills Henry and MlsS
Lest Wednesday evening in Water
loo Mr. Pitts Henry and Miss. Lizzie
Fuller wcro married. Mr. Henry is the
sen of Mr. John Henry and a popular
and a worthy young man. Tho bride
Is a daughter of the lato Mr. Eugene
Fuller and a nephew of Mr. Cal Kuller.
She is a charming- young lady and has
a large number of friends.
Best Job Oillee in Laurens County is
the advertiser is every day re
ceiving additions to its stationery
Tho finest lino of envelopes over
brought to Laurens.
Typewriter papers a specialty.
Assistance to p?rsous desirous of
matrimony is offered in tho way of
Death of W. 1). Fooshe.
W< I). Foosho died at bis homo no&r
Coronaoa Monday at 12 o'clock, and
was burled M nday at Bethlehem
church, near Coronaoa. Mr. Fooshe
leave? fair children, J. Walter, War
ren W., Miss Estello Fooshe, all of Co.
ronaea, end Mrs Rosa Bell, wife of
Mr. Robert U Hell, of Laurens. Mr.
Foosho was in the seventy-fifth year of
his age, and was a substantial citizen.
He \va3 well known in this county and
liked and respected for bis many line
Thrown From Buggy.
1 ho horse of Dr. A. R, Flke, a lead
ing phy.-ician of Spartanburg, ran
away one day last week and the doctor
was thrown from his buggy and pain
fully though not seriously hurt. Dr.
Fiko is a Laurens man, the son of the
late Mr. C. L. Fiko.
The Advertiser hopos that tho
teachers of tho county will see to it
that thoro Is plenty oJ competition for
tho composition prize. Tho first con
test aroused a lot of interest. Tho sec
ond should arouse more.
Why So Popular.
Tho popularity of "Clifton" is duo to
its unoqualod quality- absolutely [iure,
retaining all the nutritive and health
ful qualities Of tho line -I selected wheat.
Call for "Clifton" if you wanttho purest
and best. T. N. llarksdule and M. H.
Fowler, the gi'OCOl'S, have it.
Messrs. S. M. & E. II. .Wilkos, Lau
rens. P, C. Gentlemen: The Stove l
bought of you three years ago is giving'
tno perfect satisfaction. I am highly
pleased with it. if ours truly,
S. 0. Hill.
Rapley, S. 0., October 31, 1002.
Tho best and cheapest ever soon, is
what everybody says who see our now
lino of Pictures. We havo over one
hundred and twenty-live subjects to so
loot from, ranging in price, from 26 OtS,
to $7.50. If you want a picture don't
fail to sco this lino boforo you buy.
? S. M. $ B. H, Wilkcs.
Wo aro now showing the most varied
line of wodding presents cvor seen In
tho city. If yon havo a present to buy
you cannot do bettor than to take a
look at our lino of Cut Glas?, French
Chins, Tmp >rlod Vases, Lamps, Tollot
Sots, Carving Ret3, Pictures, Rockers,
and fancy, odd Furniture.
9. M. & E. H. Wllkes.
You get your money's worth, if you
buy one of our $110.solid oak .Suits. We
uro offering these at a special pi ice.
Com i and see them.
8. Mi & K. IL Wi.kos.
Another large shipment of boautlful
Hugs, just necolvcd. Nice Rugs from
7o cents up. Remember, w,6 arc head
quarters for Rugs.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes."'.
I have openod a i lostaOt'ant In t he
Babh Building h.r WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt, and First
class service assured. Mi nis, 25cents
at Restaurant or tent to offices,, Fresh
Oysters on band. ^
11 a uk [vox 11 UNTER,
on Harper Streut.
CARING FOR THE
Year's Work at Thorn well
THE ENDOWMENT FUND
Amounts Now to About
There Is Needed Endowment of $100,.
000 - Over $18,000 for Support -
100 Seeking Admission.
Tho October is?uo of Our Monthly,
pub'ished by tho'Thornwell Orphanage,
contains Iho annual report of Pie.-i
dent W. P. J.icobs from which the
facts and figures below aro gathered.
During the year 224 orphans were
enrolled. Tho Orphanage family at no
time numbered loss than 225, lnoludii g
Four pupils graduated from I he Or
There was one death, W. J. Polndex
tor, of Lyn oh burg, Va.
Tho ktlohen was remodelled, cost
(400. A bakory and steam cooking
apparatus aro contemplated.
A wagou nnd tool house was erected
To tho farm were added 28} acres,
The farm supplied 7,GOO gallons of
All tho shoes worn wero mado in
tho orphanage shop and $175 worth of
work outside was done.
Prom advertising and subscriptions
$1,300 was received.
The laundry makes its own soap and
50,000 garments wero laundered.
About 400 bjoks wore received for
A superintendent's homo and an
other dining room and kitchen are
needed. For tho technical 6chool $500
worth of machinery is immediately
During the year $30 000 wns received
for the endowment fund. Of ih's $25,
174.81 wns given by Henry C. MoHarg,
of New York. Tho total endowment
is now $50,000 It is desired to increase
it to $100,000 so that all expenses of In
struction and matron's care, Including
salaries may bo met from a fixed in
Tho Orphanage owns a lot in Hhcks
burg and 20 acres in MoCormick. On
the latter two cottages arc being built
for r< nt.
For the building fund $1,781.54 was
received. , .
The income for tho " support fund
was $18 ?90 71? of which $1.742.50 came
from endowment, the remainder from
donations Tho disbursements amount*
o 1 to tho same sum.
There were mnny ?if s of supplies
besides and of flour neurly half needed
was given. The greater part of tho
support fund oame from the Synods of
South Carolina and Georgia.
The receipts wero $2,000 more-than
tho previous year, but over 100 de
serving orphans are now seeking ad
The donations aro sent from nearly
ovcry State in tho Colon.
The Of phanage has done as usual a
great work for good. No institution
could ba more deserving of support.
The Advertiser hopes that tho peo
ple of Laurens will always have It in
mind ns a worthy object of their be
A Flour of Quality.
No Flour sold in Laurens matches
the "Clifton" in purity and quality.
The wealth of rich rluton contained in
this Flour makes sweot, who'esomo
bread of a nutty flavor. T. N. Darks
dale and M, II. Fowler keep it.
LUCK IN THIRTEEN.
P.y sending 13 miles Win. Spirey, of
Walton .Furnace, Vt, got a box of
Burklcn's Arnica Salvo that wholly
loured a horrible Fever Sore on his leg.
Nothing elso could. Positively cures
Bruises, Fel< ns, Ulcers, Eruptions,
Holls, Burns, Corns and Files. Only
25 cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
COTTON MILL STOCKS.
Prices Quoted by Alester G. Furman,
Broker, Groonvlllo, S. C, Nov. 6.
Abbeville Cotton Mill. 82
Arkwright Mills. 119 1221
Bolton Mills. 09 102
Clinton M'f'g Co.,. 126
Darlington M'f'g Co ,. 80
Knoreo M'f'g Co ,. 88
Oreonwood Cotton Mill,.. 09 102
iGrondol Mill.102 100
Laurens Cotton Mills,_ 155 165
Newberry Cotton Mills,.. 118 | 12?
Pucolet M'f'g Co. 190
? Union Cotton Mills, . 149
Sale of Real Estate
Hy virtue of authority given by the
will of Joseph Hipp, lsto of the County
of Laurens-, t-tato of South CHrolino, I
will sell at public outcry on Salesday
in December next, boing Monday tho
1st day of the month, during tho legal
hours of salo to the highest bidder ihe
fol'owinjf described real estate, to wit:
All that piece or parcolof land, lying
being anil situate In tho County of
Laurens, State of South Carolina, con
taining sixty-four acre?, more or less,
bounded by lands of J. It. McDaniol,
Dirty CreoK, Jno. A. Maddon and Dan
Said land lies on the public road,
loading from Lnurons Court House to
MoDaniel Mills and six miles from the
city of Laurons and known as the
homo place of the t-aid Joseph Hipp,
deceased, said sale being for the pur
pose of partition among the heirs at
law or tho said Jos'-ph Hipp.
Tonus of sale: ('ash. Purohasor to
pay for pnpors. If torms of 'sale are
not complied with, premises will bo re
sold on tho stille on sumo subsequent
? losday at tho risk of purchaser.
Parky N. O. Oulhertson,
Administrator do bonis non with will
annexed of the estate of Joseph Hipp,
Ten Cents Cotton.
Wo aro propared to take caro of a
j quantity of cotton on storago and ad
j vsnoa monoy on samo. Now is the
time to store your cotton for a profit.
Don't solUoo fast, or it will give out
too quick. i
j. Wade Anderson,
(in! President and Manager.
|nEN Rftonl do Lagors spoks
of M. FnuTol's extraordinary
dejection, ho had not exag
gerated. Since the fatal day
when, upon his denunciation, his cash
ier had been arrested tho banker bad
been n prey to the most gloomy mel
ancholy and absolutely refused to take
any interest in business nfTalrs. Ho
who had always been so domestic did
not mingle with his family except at
meals, when ho would swallow a few
inouthfuls and hastily leave tho room.
Shut up In hlu study, bo would see no
Tho day of Prosper'? release, about
3 o'clock," M. Fnuvel was, as usual,
seated In his study, with his elbows
resting on the table and bis face burled
In his hands, when his otUeo hoy rush
ed in with n frightened look.
"Monsieur, tho former cashier, M.
Bertomy, is hero with a friend, llo
suys bo must bco you on business."
The banker started.
"Prosper!" ho cried In n voice choked
by nngcrt "How does bo dnro'f?
Then remembering that ho ought to
control himself before bis servant, ho
waited n few moments and snld In a
tone of forced calmness:
"Ask them to walk in."
If M. Verduret had counted upon wit
nessing a slrnngo and affecting sight,
ho was not disappointed. Nothing
could bo more terrlblo than the atti
tude of these two men ns they stood
confronting each other. Tho banker's
face wns almost purplo with suppress
ed anger, ns If about to bo Btruck by
apoplexy. Prosper was pale and mo
tionless. They stood glaring at each
other. M. Verduret curiously watched
them with tho Indifference and cool
ness of a philosopher who In the most
violent outbursts of human passion
merely sees subjects for study. Final
ly, the silence becoming more and moro
threatening, ho decided to break It by
speaking to tho banker.
"I suppose, monsieur, you know that
my young friend has Just been releas
ed from prison."
"Yes," replied M. Fnuvel, making nn
effort to control himself?"yes, for
want of BiilUclent proof."
"Precisely, monsieur, nnd this want
of proof, as stated In the decision of
'not proved,' ruins his prospects nnd
compels him to leave here at onco for
A't this Information M. Fauvcl's fea
tures relaxed ns if relieved.
"Ah, ho Is going away," ho said.
There was no mistaking tho resent
ful, almost Insulting Intonation of the
words "going away."
'It appears to me," continued M.
Verduret, "that Prosper'? determina
tion is a wise one. I merely wished
him before leaving Paris to como and
pay bis respects to his former chief."
Tho banker smiled bitterly.
"M, Bertomy," ho replied, "might
have spared us both this painful meet
ing. I have nothing to say to him, and
of course he can bnvo nothing to Bay
This was n formal dismissal, nnd M.
Verduret, understanding It thus, bow
ed to M. Fnuvel, accompanied by Pros
per, who bad not spoken a word.
When they reached the street, Pros
per recovered tho use of bis tongue.
"I hope you uro satisfied, monsieur,"
he said In a gloomy lone. "You exact
ed this painful step, nnd I could only
Acquiesce. Have T gained anything by
ndding this humiliation to the others?"
"I have," replied M. Verduret. "I
could find no way of gaining access to
M. FttUVOl save through you, and now
I have found out what I wanted to
know. I am convinced that M. Fnuvel
had nothing to do with the robbery."
"Oh, monsieur," objected Prosper,
"Innocence can bo feigned."
"Certainly, but not to this extent.
And this Is not all. I wished to lind
out if M. Fnuvel would bo nccesslblo
to certain simpletons. Now I can Bay
Prosper nnd his companion had stop
ped to talk more nt their ease near tho
corner of Lafttto street, In the middle
of a large space which bad lately boon
cleared by pulling down nn old house.
M. Verduret seemed to bo noxious and
was constantly looking around as if ho
expected some one. Ho Boon uttered
nn exclnmntlon of satisfaction. At
tho other end of tho vacant space ho
saw Onvolllon, who was running bare
headed and no excited that ho did not
even stop to shako hands with Prosper,
but snld to M. Verduret:
"Thoy have gone, monsieur."
"How long since?''
"About a quarter of nn hour ngo."
"Tho deuce they dldl Then we have
not n mlnuto to lose."
Ho handed Cavalllon tho noto be had
written some hours before nt Prosper's
"Here, send him this nnd then return
nt onco to your desk. You might bo
missed. It was very Inipru&ont in you
to como out without your hat."
Little Cuvalllon ran off n? quickly ns
ho had como. Prosper wna stupefied.
"What!" Bald he. "You know Ca
"So it seems," nfiswored M. Verdu
ret, with n Binllo. "But wo hnvo no
time to talk. Mako haste."
M. Verduret suddenly stopped boforo
a door bearing tho number 81. Ho
led tho way up the stops nnd stopped
on tho second floor before n door ovor
Which was a largo sign?"Dressmnk
er." A handsomo bellropo hung on the
wall, but M. Verduret did not touch it
Ho tapped with tho ends of his fingers
in a pecullnr way, and tho door in?
Btantly opened ns If Rome one had been
watching for his Blgnal on tho other
side?a woman of about forty. Sho
quietly ushered M. Verduret nnd Pros
per Into a neat dining room with sever
al doors opening into It.
"Well?" ho sold by a look.
Sho bowed affirmatively.
"In thero?" nskcd M. Verduret In a
low tone, pointing to ono of tho doors.
"No," snld tho woman In tho snmo
tone; "over thero in tho llttlo parlor."
M. Verdurot opened tho door pointed
out nnd pushed Prosper into tho little
parlor, whispering as ho did so:
"Go In nnd keep Biendy."
But this Injunction was useless. Tho
instant ho cast his eyes around tho
room Into which ho hod been pushed
without any warning Prosper exclaim
It was Indeed M. Fnuvel'3 niece, look
ing moro beautiful that over. Stand
ing In tin middle of the room near n
table cowrod with silks and sotliiH,
ehe wan ? rrnnglng a skirt of red vel rt I
embroider id In gold - the dress oho was
to wear na maid of honor to Cath
erine do' Medici. At sight of Prosper
tho blood rushed to her face, and her
beautiful eyes half closed, as if she
were about to faint. 8ho supported
herself by the taldo to keep from fall
ing. Her weakness lasted but a mo
ment, and the soft expression of her
eyes changed to one ofr- haughty re
sentment. In an offended tone she
"What has Induced ypu to bo -watch
lug my movements? Who gave you
permission to follow me, to enter this
Prosper would havo given worlds to
explain what had Just happened, but
ho was powerless and could only re
"You promised me upon your honor,"
continued Madeleine, "that you would
never again seek my presence. Is thia
the way you keep your word?"
"I did promise, but"?
He stopped. ;
"So many things have happened
since that terrible day that I think I
am excusable In forgetting for one
hour an oath torn from mo In n mo
ment of blind weakness. It Is to
chance?at least to another will than
my own?that I am Indebted for the
happiness of onco moro iludlug myself
near you. Alas, tho Instant I Baw you
my heart bounded with joy. I did not
thluk?no, I could not think?that you
would prove more pitiless than stran
gers havo been; that you would cast
me off when I urn so miserable and
Had not Prosper been so agitated ho
cotild havo road In tho eyes of Made
leine?those beautiful eyos which had
bo long boon the arbiters of his destiny
?tho signs of a great Inward struggle.
It was, however, In a Arm voice that
"You know me well enough, Prosper,
to bo sure that no blow can strike you
without reaching me at tho same time.
You suffer, I suffer with you."
"You drove mo away," said Prosper,
"and to obey you I told every one thut
I had left you voluntarily. You told
mo that an invincible obstacle had
arisen between us, and I believed you,
fool that I was! Tho obstacle was
your own heart."
As white and motionless as n statue,
Madeleine stood with bowed bend be
fore tho storm of pnssionato reproach.
"I told you to forgot mo."
"Forget!" exclaimed Prosper excited
ly. "Forget! How can I forget? Is
it In my power to stop by an effort of
will tho circulation of my blood? Ah,
you havo never loved! To forget, as to
stop tho beatings of tho heart, there Is
but one means?de,nth!"
"Good heaveus, this suffering Is be
yond endurance! Prosper, if you only
"I know but one thing, Madeleine,
nnd that Is that you no longer love me
and that I love you!"
Ho was silent. He hoped for an an
swer. None came. Put suddenly tho
Blleneo was broken by a repressed sob.
It was Madeleine's maid, who, neat cd
In a corner, was weeping.
Prosper had been f > moved nt find
ing Madeleine that ho had not noticed
her. lie turned in surprise and look
ed at the weeping woman. Ho was not
mistaken-this neatly dressed waiting
maid was Nina Gipsy.
Slowly and almost unconsciously
Madeleine had put on her wraps, which
were lying on the sofa. When she was
ready, she approached Prosper.
"Why did you conic hero?" she said.
"Wo both have need of all the coinage
wo can command. You are unhappy,
Prosper. I am more unhappy. You have
a right to complain. 1 have not tho right
to shed a tear. While my heart is
siowly breaking I must wear a smiling
face. You can seek consolation in the
bosom of a friend. I can havo no con
fidant but God."
Prosper tried to mnko n reply, but
his pale lips refused to articulate. Ho
"I wish to tell you," continued Made
leine, "that I have forgotten nothing.
Hut, oh, let not this knowledge give
you any hope. There is no hope for
us. Put if you love mo you will live.
You will not add to my already heavy
burden of sorro w the agony of mourn
ing your death. Tho day may come
when I can Justify myself In your
eyes. And now adieu, adieu!"
She kissed his forehead and rushed
from tho room, followed by Nina Gip
Prosper was alone, no scorned to be
awaking from a troubled dream. Ho
tried to think over what had Just hap
pened and asked himself If ho woro
losing his mind. When M. Vorduret
entered tho llttlo parlor, ho Htrodo to
ward him and In a harsh, threatening
voice said to him:
"Who are you?"
Tho fat man did not show any sur
prise at this burst of anger, but quiet
"A friend of your falber. Did you
not know It?"
"This Is no answer, monsieur. I
bavo surrendered my will to a stran
ger, and now"?
"Do you want my biography?what I
havo boon, what I am and what I may
be? What difference does It niako to
you? I told you that I would save
you. It Is essential that I save you."
"Madelolno has ceased to lovo me,
and of what importanco Is anything
Ills heartbroken tono aroused M.
Verdurot's sympathy, and ho said In
a kind, soothing voice:
"Then you suspect nothing? You did
not fathom tho meaning of what sho
"You wore listening!" cried Prosper
"I was. It was a presumptuous
thing to do, perhaps, but tho end
Justified tho moans. I am glad I did
listen, becnuso it has enabled mo to
say to you: Tako courage, Prosper.
Mile. Madelolno loves you; sho has
never ceased to lovo you."
"Sho loves mo, Bho is free, and yet
she shuns me."
"Sho is not free. In breaking off her
engagement with you sho was govern
ed by somo powerful, Irrepressible mo
tive. Sho Is sacrificing herself?for
whom? Wo shnll soon know, nnd the
secret of her self sncrlflco will dls-1
cover to iis tho secrot of tho plot of
which you are tho victim."
As M. Verdurot spoko Prosper felt
all his resolutions of revolt slowly
melting nwny and tlnMr place taken by
confldonco nmfhopo. \
"If what you say, were truol" be
mournfully said. .
"Why do you persist In obBtlnatoly
?hutting your "eyes to tho proof lT>luco
before you? Can you uot see that
Mile. Madeleine knows who tho thief
"Sho does, but no human power
tear tho secret from her. Sho sncrl
flees you. But, then, sho almost hus
the right, slnco sho first sacrificed her
Frosper was convinced, and It nearly,
broke his heart to leave this Uttlo par
lor where ho had soon Madeleine.
"Alas," ho said, pressing M. Verdu
ret's hand, "you must think mo a fool!
But you don't know how I suffer."
For a moment Prosper was silent,
then ho said:
"I havo finally decided. My honor is
a sacred trust for which I must ac
count to my family. I am ready to
follow you to the end of tho world.
Dispose of mo as you Judge proper."
That same day Frosper, faithful to
his promise, sold his furniture ami
wrote a letter to his friends announc
ing his Intended departure for Sun
Francisco. In the evening ho aud M.
Verdurot installed, themselves in the
[to de continued.1
Pains en the Back
Are symptoms of a weak, torpid or
stagnant condition of the kidneys or
liver, and aro a warning it is oxtronft ly
hazardous to neglect, go important
is a healthy action o: theso organs.
They arc commonly attended by loss
of energy, lack of courage, and somo
times by gloomy foreboding and clo
"I had pains in my back, could not sleep
nnd when I got up In tho morning felt
worse than tho nlnht before. I began tok
Iuk Hood's Sarsaparllla and now I can
sleep and Kct np fcollng rested and able to
do my work. I attribute my cure entirely
to Hood's Sarsnporllla." Mrs. J. N. Perry,
care H. h. Copoland, Tike Koad, Ala.
Cure kidney and liver troubles, relievo
the back, and build up the whole system.
THE County Treasurer's Books will
be open lor oollection of Stale, County
and Commutation It' ad Taxes for fiscal
year 1901 at the Treasurer's Office, from
Ootober 15th to December 81, 1902.
AM persons owning property or paying
taxis for others in more than one Town
ship are requested to call for receipts in
each township in which they live. Th it
is important, as additional cost and pen
a!ty may not be attached. Prompt at
tention will be given thotc who wish to
pay their tuxes through tho mail by
checks, money orders, etc Persons
sending in lists of names to be taken off,
arc urged to scud in early as tho Treas
urer is very busy during the month ol
Tno Tax Levy is as follow:-:
Laurens Special School. 3A mills
Fountain Inn Special School.. 4 44
Qraycourt Special School.... 2 44
Waterloo Special School. 2 14
Cross Hill Special School. ... 3 "
Mountvillo Special School... . 2A 14
Clinton Special School. ....... .1 41
Ordinary Tax.14 44
AH able-bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years arc liable to
pay a po'l tax i f $1.00, except old sol
diers, who arc oxempt at 50 years of
age. Commutation Road Tax $1.00, iu
lieu of w orking ttie public roads, to be
paid at the time, as stated above!
Come early and avoid the rush. It is
said there will be no exteubion this time.
J. II. CO POLAND,
Liurcns, S. O, Oct. 3, 1902?td.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
In Court of Common Picas.
J. Malt Cooley, Plaintiff, against Mary
Young Garllngton, Pcfcndant.
Pursuant to a Decree of tho Court
in the ahovo stated case, I will soil
at public ou cry, to the highest bid
dor, at Laurens C. H. S. C , on
Salcsday in December 11)02, being
tho first day of tho month, during the
legal hours for sale, the following de
scribed real estate, to wit:
All that certain tract or parcel of
land, situate in tho County and State
abovo named, containing four (4974) .
hundred and ninety-seven and one-half
aores, more or less, known as the Jtai
ford place, and bounded by lands of F.
M. Setzlcr, John W. Hill, O. H. P
Fant and others, being eamo tract of
land conveyed to Mary Young Gar
ilngton and Georgo F. Young, on 26th
day of November 1S78, by C. L. Fiko,
Sheriff* sa:d Georgo F. Young having
convoyed his Interest to Mary Young
Garllngton on 12th day of January,
1881, said land being known as tract
No. 11 of Kolsor survey, and bounded
on North by Enoree Hivor.
Also all that certain other tract in
same Slato and County, containing
six (601) hundred and sixiy-one Sores,
more or loss, made up of two tract*,
viz: Nos. 8 and 0, of the Kelser sur
vey, originally Known as tho John
Jacks tract, bounded on North bv Dun
can's Creek, East by lands of E. C.
Briggs and Garllngton and Young.
South by lands now, or formorly owned
by Georgo F. Young, and P. B. Fergu
son, and West by lands of P. B. Fergu
son and J. B. Hollingsworth, being
samo tract conveyed by John Jacks to
William Young, by William Young to
Garllngton and Youn^ and by George
F. Young to Mary Y. Garlington.
Terms: One-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash and the re
mainder on a credit of ono and two
yoaiv, with interest from tho day of
?ale, at 8 per contppr annum,until paid
In full, to be secured by bond or bonds
of tho purchaser or purchasers, and a
mortgage or mortnagos of the premi
ses told, with leave to tho purchaser or
purchasers to pay entire bid In cash.
Tho purchaser or purohusors to pay for
papers and stamps and If purchii9or or
purchasers fall to comply with torrris
of sale, the property will bo re-sold at
his or thoir risk, on tho same or some
subsequent ealosduy. Purchaser to nav
for papers. r J
Jno. F. Bor/r,
xt . c- c. ('? P.
Nov. 6th, 1002?4t.
It. n. "Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Ofhco, Law Bango.
Laurens, s. o.
KNIGHT & BABB,
Attorneys at Law.
a fit Ppft?tloo in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to ah
business intrusted to them
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Most of them are put up in
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