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W. W. BALL,
LAURENS, S. C, Nov. 26,1902.
Affects Laurens Business.
The people of Laurens should have in
mind the establishment of rural free
delivery routes. Whenever a now route
is established leading out of Laurens it
inevitably brings business here. It will
be found in the course of a few years,
as the people in the country more and
more use convenient mails for buying
and selling, this new postal system will
greatly affect business conditions. Tho
establishment of those routos turns
argely and perhaps mainly on tho
character of the roads and bridges.
For oxample, the establishment of one
new route from this city at this moment
hangs upon the construction of a $125
bridge. If the bridge should not be
built and the route should begin at
some other town, it would mean a loss
of moro than $125 a month to Laurons.
The mail carrior earns $50 a month ; if
the route should lead from another
town he would live and spend his mon
ey in this other town, and tnis would
be the smallest part of the loss. If tho
county should decline to build this
bridge, it would pay the merchants to
build it, though as the bridge In this
instance is urgently needed for public
purposes generally, we take It for
granted that the county will build it.
Burnt Mill creek ought to have been
bridged years ago.
Of course a town should have a busi
ness organization to look after these
matters and scores of others that con
stantly demand attention yet fall to get
it?becauso what Is everybody's busi
ness is no body's.
P. S.?An understanding has been
reached by which the Burnt Mill Creek
bridge will be built?but tho remarks
above are pertinent just tho same.
Use Brain and Sow drain.
Any man who is willing to work can
make a good living out of farming. He
must realize and realize now not to de
pend on cotton alone. Ho must act up
on this knowledge and act quick. Tho
way to act at tho present moment is to
' sow grain. To get the value out of
your investment In a farm you must
work your mules and your hands every
possible moment. It Is of urgent ne
cessity that you sow grain. Make your
own wheat and oats. Have some to
sell. There is big money in the Lau
rens county grass crop. If you are an
intelligent farmer you will have some
of this money. You will raise enough
to feed the stock that makes the cotton
crop. What your cotton sells fur will
be profit. Therefore sow grain! sow
barley! Have a spring hay crop!
Tho "happiest hit" made in South
Carolina legislation in recont years wr?
Mr. R. A. Cooper's "heavy gun" law.
Every day the value of this law as a
peace preserver becomes moro evident.
The Advertiser's suggestion for
the formation of a busiuess loaguo In
Laurens fell flat. Perhaps It Is not
Row to Raise Sheep.
The following suggestion comes to
The Advertiser :
??Dear Mr. Editor: "I see that the
newspapers are 'agitating'- for a dog
law in order to encourage sheep rais
ing. The dog law has steadily failed
in the legislature because colored
brothers and many uncolored brothers
who vote care more for the 'yaller dog'
than for many sheep. To solve this
problem we must give those brethren
something .that they like better than
the 'yaller dog.' I propose a bounty on
sheep. We are opposed to paternal
governmont and bounties but we make
an exception, in the dispensary sys
tem, which is the 'essence of pa
ternalism. ? I propose that we offer a
bounty on sheep through th? dispen
sary. In other words let the legisla
ture enact a law that any man present
ing a sheep's tail at a sub-dispensary
rooelve for it a quart bottle of 'fuss X.'
I believe that tho average man fond of
a sheep-killing cur is still fonder of
One X corn. Make sheeps' tails a cur
rency convertible into 'fuss X' and tho
yaller dog will find himself in tho
plight of that departed colored broth
er, Othello, whom Shakespeare tells of
?Ms occupation will be gone.
Of course it may be replied that it
would be better to offer the 'fuss X'
for dogs' tails but I do not wish to load
the dispensary with puppy murder and
besides the dog crop would bo in
ONE CENT A WORD.
FOR Rent?Two of best office rooms
in Laurens in Advertisrr Building,
South side, public square. Those rooms
easily heated in winter and are best
summer rooms in town.
For Rent, cheap.? Two good rooms
opening into each othor, second floor
Advertiser building. Those offices are
believed to be tho most comfortablo,
warm In winter and cool in summer, in
the city. Possession given at onco?
rental cheap. See W. W. Ball.
FOR SALE.?132 aero farm near
Kinards, S. C. Somo of tho bost farm
ing land in the county. Three room
house and water on premises. Kxeel
lentopportunity for investment or farm.
Part cash, balance on time If preferred.
For particulars address, W. J. Conway.
1636 Main St., Columbia, S. C.
Fine Seven-eight (*) Jersey Bull,
three years old. Services at pasture
one and one-quarter miles from public
square, South Harper Street.
4t J. W. Jones.
Wanted?A few cords of wood. The
Dr. W. H. DIAL,
Ne. llo W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Office hours In the city from 10 a. m
AMONO OUR FRIENDS.
Ernest Hough was in the city last
Mrs. Pelham of Ashevlllois the guest
of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Sullivan.
Miss Elizabeth Todd has returned
from a visit to Spartanburg.
Somebody has invented a game called
Flinch which has a olnch on I.aureus.
W. W. Ball has returned from Char
Miss Nettie Hayne of Fort Motte is
visiting Miss Perrln Farrow.
Tomorrow is thanksgiving day, so
tho uatlonal banks will be closed. It
is a national holiday.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington entertained a
large number of her friends at pro
gressive Flinch on Saturday afternoon.
Miss Meta Sullivan entertained the
"Mystic Club" very delightfully on
Thanksgiving services will be held at
the Episcopal Church at eleven A. M.
Captain Hopkins of Pauls, father of
Mr. J. L. Hopkins, was in the city
Wodnesday and his friends wore glad to
see him looking well.
Miss Janie Vanoe of Clinton was in
the city last week for Miss Ferguson's
card party and Mrs. T. D. Darlington's
Miss Mayne Ferguson gave a pro
gressive hart party on Thursday after
noon in honor of Miss Bettie Aycook,
Mr. J. O. 0. Fleming went to Char
leston for a few days last week. Heat
tended a meeting of tho directors of the
C. & W. C. Railway and was re-elected
Want Public Road.
A petition to tho supervisor and
county commissioners is being signed
asking for the opening of a road from tho
Greenville road near Mr. Capers Hel
lams' place through to the Spartanburg
road at or near the site of Watts Mills.
The road would be of great conven
ience, The construction of the now
mill will increase travel in that direc
tion. The new road seems to bo needed.
HOME FROM VIRGINIA.
Sheriff Onckett Had a Pleasant Visit
Sheriff T. J. Duckett returned last
week from Petersburg, Va.t where bo
spent a week with Dr. and Mrs. J. B.
Jonos. Mrs. Jones, who was Miss Janie
Duckett, is his daughter.
"Yes, I had a fine time," said Cap
tain Duckett. "It was a pleasuro to
view the historic battlefields around
Petersburg and I saw a number of in
teresting places. No, I didn't see tho
Crater. I was told that a thrifty
Yankee had bought tho place and was
charging a quarter admission fees. I
could not see my way clear to oncour
aging this sort of thing?that sort of a
scheme to make money"?in which The
Advertiser entirely agrees with
Dr. Jones, Captain Duckott's son-in
law, is a prominent physician in Pe
tersburg and has all the practice that
he oan handle. The Doctor and Mrs.
Jones have three sturdy boys and their
grand-father is as proud of them as are
Is the best Flour for tho health of
your family, the best Flour for good,
palatable baking. The best to use at
any and all times. At M. H. Fowler's
and T. N. Barksdale's.
A STARTLING 8URPRISE.
Very few could believe in looking at
A. T. Hoadley, a healthy, robust
blacksmith of Tilden, Ind., that for ten
years he suffered suoh tortures fjom
Rheumatism as few could endure and
live. But a wonderful change followed
his taking Electric Bitters. "Two bot
tles wholly cured me," he writes, "and
I have not felt a twinge in over a
year." They regulate the Kidneys,
purify the blood and oure Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Nervousness, improve di
gestion and give perfeot health. Try
them. Only 50 cents'at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drirg Co.
This is to advertise the fact that THE
Advertiser will be glad to have all its
subscribers who owe anything for sub
scriptions to call in and pay up.
They can pay at this season if they
ever oan pay. Most of the subsoriberB
of TnE Advertises are people who do
Of course bills will bo sent out as
usual. But it co?ts about three cents
to send out one bill?not counting the
labor. Three per cent on one dollar is
a good deal of money.
As The AnVBRTiSER has said, it is
difficult to print a paper at $1. a year,?
it requires the hardest kind of saving
Therefore it is hoped that Advkrtiser
subscribers will not need another re
quest and will make it a point to settle
now without waiting for bills.
I have opened a Restaurant in the
Babb Building for WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and First
class service assured. Meals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Fresh
Oysters on hand.
on Harper Street.
R. H. Weloh.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
Laurens, S. C.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for tho practice
of law in the Courts of thlsStato, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them,
It. A. COOi'KR.
Former Laurens People
AN AUGUSTA PARTY.
Beautiful and Elaborate
Description of Fashionable Social Event
Given by Mr, and Mrs. Anderson,
who are Very Popular Here.
The following account of a brilliant
reception recently given by Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Anderson, formerly of Lau
rens, at their be mttifui home in Augus
ta, will interest their many Laurens
The palatial ante-bellum homo of
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Anderson, on low
or Green street, was thrown open last
evening and elaborately decorated in
rose-garlands, in honor of ono of the
loveliest of the season's debutantes.So
ciety has cordially welcomed tho en
trance of Miss Estalle Hlllhouso, and
that sho will ba a prime social favorite
goes without saying. The Anderson
home at all times imposing, has never
appeared ? to more advantago than on
this occasion. The entire lower floor
was ensuite. The spacious hallways
were transformed into woodland bow
ers. Ts , "tately, palms in red-draped
jardinieres formed arches over tho four
doors leading into the drawing rooms.
Southern emllax with all grace and
beauty formed a deop frieze along the
walls and completoly hid tho massive
balustrades. Cut-glaag vases, holding
bright-hued chrysanthemums,that con
trasted prettily wiih tho groen were
placed on the cabinets, in the hall.
The receiving party stood In the alcove
between the two windows of tho west
drawiog room. This room was decor
ated in white chrysanthemums and
maiden hair fern. The mantols were
banked in these snowy blossoms and
between the folding doors palms form
ed an artistic trelllswork. The rear
drawing room was a symphony in yel
low. Tho east parlors were used for
danoing. The lloorB wore crash cov
ered, and the chandeliers and mantels
banked in flowering sago and pa'ms.
Bearden's full orchestra furnished in
spiring music, throughout tho evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson received their
guests with characteristic charm and
cordiality, while the fair debutante's
sweet manners won for her many new
friends. Tho receiving party was com
posed of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Anderson,
Miss Estello Hlllhou8e, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas W. Alexander, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Barret, jr., Mr. and Mrs. John
Harper Davidson, Dr. and Mrs. Thom
as D. Colcman, Judge and Mis) Lula
Walton, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Walton,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker.
Mrs. Anderson was exquisitely gown
ed in black silk not, over b'ack satin
trimmed with eeqtiinue embroidery. A
shower of Amerioan beauties wrre car
Miss Ilillbouso was radiantly pretty,
in a dress of liberty silk and real lace,
over white duchesse satin. Tho skirt
was formed of bands of the liberty
hand-embroidered to bands of real
lace. A deep accordion-pleated flounce
which was ornamented with pearl-en
crusted liberty silk roses gave a bil
lowy finish. The low-neck bodice was
also fashioned of tho insertion bands
and ornamented with the rose des'gns.
A large boquet of snow-white chrysan
LUCK IN THIRTEEN.
By sending 13 miles Win, Spirey, of
Walton Furnace, Vt., got a box of
Bucklen's Arnica Salve that wholly
cured a horrible Fever Sore on his leg.
Nothing else could. Positively cures
Bruises, Felons, Ulcers, Eruption?,
Bolls, Burns, Corns and Piles. Only
25 cents at Laurons Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
INK and PENCILS.
Our Stock (larger
this year and more
Palmetto Drug Co.
Look for sign with the Tree.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
The Kidney Cure.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co., Pal
metto Drug Co., Dr. B. F. Posey, W.
W. Dodson and J. S. Bennett.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small oost. No com
mission. Apply to \
C. D. BahksdadTe, a tty ,
Laurens, 8. C
June 24th, 1002?-3 m. '
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L?lEAVINQ the little station of
Vesluet, wo coino upou two
'iHf^ii rouds. Oho, to tbo left, tuac
WihBM adamlzed nud kept lu perfect
repair, leads to tbe village, of which
there are glimpses horo and there
through the trees. The other, nowly
laid out and Just covered- with gravel,
leads through tho woods. At the Junc
tion of these two roads Prosper stop
ped the cab. Tho driver had gained
his hundred francs. Tho horses wcro
completely worn out, but beforo long
M. Verduret could distinguish tho
lamps of a cab similar to the one ho
occupied about llfty yards ahead of
him. Alighting from the cab, ho hand
ed tho driver a bank note.
"Hero," he said, "Is what 1 promised
you. Go to tho flrst tavern you find on
tho right hand oldo of tho road as
you enter tho village. If wo are not
there, you nro at liberty to return to
Tho driver was profuse In bis thanks,
but neither Prosper nor his compnuion
heard them. They had already started
up tho now road. Tho weather, which
had been inclement when they set out,
was now worse. Tho rain fell In tor
rents, and a furious wind howled dis
mally through tho branches of tho
trees. M. Verduret and Prosper had
been walking nlong tho muddy road
for about five minutes when suddenly
the latter stopped.
"This Is Raoul's house," he said.
Beforo tho gate of an Isolated houso
stood tho cab which they had follow
ed. Reclining on his seat, wrapped in
a thick cloak, was tho driver, who, in
spite of tho pouring rain, was already
asleep, evidently waiting for tho por
? son whom ho had brought to this
M. Verduret went to him, pulled his
cloak and said lu a low voice:
"Hello, my man."
Tbe driver started and, mechanically
gathering his reins, yawned out, "All
But when by the light of tho carrlnge
lamps ho saw two men In this lonely
spot he Imagined that they wanted his
purso and perhaps his lifo.
"I am engaged 1" ho cried out as ho
cracked his whip in tho air. "I am
waiting here for some one."
"I know that, you fopl," replied M.
Verduret, "and only wish to ask you a
questlou which you can gain live
francs by answering. Did you not
bring a middle aged lady here?"
This question, this promise of five
francs, instead of reassuring tho coach
inai), Increased his alarm.
"I have already told you I am wait
ing for some one," ho said. "Move on
or I will call for help."
M. Verduret drew back quickly.
"Come away," bo whispered to Tros
per. "Tho beast will do as ho says and,
the alarm once given, farewell to our
projects. Wc must find some other en
trance than by this gate."
They went along tho wall surround
ing tho garden In search of a placo
whero It was posslbje to climb.
This was dltlicult to discover In tho
dark, tho wall being twelve feet high.
Fortunately M. Verduret was very
agile, and, having decided upon tho
spot to bo scaled, be drew back and,
making a sudden spring remarkable
for so big a man, seized one of the pro
jecting stones above him, drawing him
self up by tho aid of his hands and
feet to tho top of tho wall. It was now
Prosper's turn to climb up; but, though
much younger than his companion, ho
had not his agility, and M. Verdurot
was obliged to pull him up, then help
ed him down on tho other side Once
in the garden, M. Verduret took In tho
situation. Tho house occupied by M.
do Lagors was built lu the inlddlo of a
largo garden. It was narrow, two sto
rlos high and with garrets.
Only one window, In tho second sto
ry, was lighted.
"You have often boon here and know
tho houso?" said M. Verduret. "What
room Is that whero wo see tho light?"
"Very good. WhaJ, rooms nro on tho
"Tho kitchen, pantry, billiard room
and dining room."
"And on tho iloor above?"
"Two parlors, separated by folding
doors, and a study."
"Whero do tho servants sleep?"
"Rnoul has nouo now. Ho Is served
by a man and his wife, who como In
tho morning and go after dinner/'
M. Verduret rubbed his bauds glee
"All right," ho said. "Thero Is noth
ing to prevent our hearing what Raoul
has to say to this person who hns como
from Paris at 10 o'clock at night to see
him. Let us go In."
But unfortunately tho heavy oak
door was locked. M. Verduret shook It
"Whnt an oversight," ho said, with
vexation. "I ought to havo brought my
Instruments with me. A common lock
which could be opened with a nail, nud
I havo not even a pleco of wlrol"
Recognizing the uselessness of nn at
tempt to open tho door, ho tried suc
cessively every window on tho ground
floor. Alas, every blind was securely
fastened on the inside.
M. Verduret was oxasperated. Ho
prowled around the houso Uko a fox
uround a hen coop, seeking on en
trance. Despairingly ho camo bnck to
tho placo lu front of tho houso whence
he hnd tbo best view of tho lighted
"If I could only look Inl" ho cried.
"In there," pointing to tho window, "Is
tbo solution of tbo mystery, and wo nro
cut off from It by thirty or forty feet
of these two stories. I must see, and 1
Suddenly Prosper seemed to romom
"Thero Is a ladder herol" ho cried,
"Why didn't you toll me? Whero is
"At tho end of tho garden, under tho
Thoy ran to tho spot, and lu a few
minutes tho ladder was up ngnlnst tho
houso. But. to their chagrin thoy found
that thero were six good feet between
tho top of tbo ladder and tbo lighted
"Wo cannot reach it," exclaimed
"Wo must reach Itl" cried M. Verdu
And ho quickly placed himself n yard
off from tho houso and, seizing tho
ladder, cautiously raised it, resting tho
bottom rontld OH his shoulders, at the
same lime holding tho two uprights
flrmly' and steadily with his ha mis.
' ?* .-A
Tho obstacle wna overcome.
"Now mount," ho said to his coin pa n
Tho situation was distressing for
Prosper, but ho did not hesitate. He
mndo a sudflon spring und, seizing the
lower rounds, quickly climbed up tho
laddor, which swayed and trembled
beneath his weight But his head had
scarcely passed above tho lighted win
dow when ho uttered a cty which was
drowned In tho roaring tempest and
dropped Uko a log down on the wot
"Tho villain! Tho villain 1"
With wonderful promptness and vig
or M. Verduret laid tho ladder on tho
ground and ran toward Prosper, fear
ing ho was dead or dangerously In
"What did you see? Are you hurt?"
But Prosper had already risen. Al
though ho had hud a violent fall, ho
"I saw," he answered In a hoarso
voice?"I saw Madeleine?do you un
derstand, Madeleine??In that room
nlono with Itnoul."
M. Verduret was confounded. Was
It possible thnt he, tho Infalllblo ex
pert, had been mistaken In his deduc
no well knew that M. de Lagors' vis
itor was a woman, but his own conjec
tures and tho note which Mine. Qlpsy
had sent to him at tho tavern had fully
assured him that- this woman was
"You muBt bo mistaken," he said to
"No, monsieur; no. Nevor could I
mistake nnothcr for Madeleine. Ah,
you who heard what she said to mo
yesterday, answer mo. Was I to ex
pect this infamous treachery? You said
to mo then, 'Sho loves you, she loves
M. Verduret did not answer, no had
first been stupefied by his mistake and
was now racking his brain to discover
tho causo of it, which was soon dis
cerned by his penetrating mind.
"This is the seerot discovered by
Nina," continued Prosper. "Madeleine,
this pure and noble Madeleine, whom I
believed to bo as linmaculnto as an
angel, Is nlono with this thief who has
even stolen tho name he bears, and I,
trusting fool that I was, made him my
best friend. I confided to him all my
hopes and fears, and ho was hoc lover!
Of courso thoy ridiculed my absurd de
votion nnd stupid confidence!"
"How do wo know," said M. Verdu
ret, "that Mile. Madeleine is hero on
her own account? Did we not como to
tho conclusion thnt she W08 sacrificing
herself for tho benefit of boiuc ono?
That superior will which compelled her
to your dismissal may havo brought
about this step tonight."
That which coincides with our secret
wishes Is always eagerly welcomed.
This supposition, apparently Improba
ble, appealed to Prosper.
"That might bo tho case," ho said.
"I would soon know," said M. VCr
durot, "If I could see them together in
Prosper thought a moment.
"Will you promise me, monsieur, to
tell mo tho exact truth?all that you
see and hear, no matter how painful it
may bo for mo?"
"I swear it, upon my word of honor."
Then, with a strength of which a
few minutes before ho would not have
believed himself possessed, Prosiier
raised tho ladder and placed tho last
round on his shoulder.
"Mount," ho said.
M. Verduret rapidly ascended tho
ladder without even shaking It till his
head was on a level with the window.
Prosper had seen but too well. Thero
was Madelelno at this hour of tho
night nlono with Itooul do Lagors.
She still woro her wraps. Sho was
standing In tho middle of tho room,
talking with great animation. Her at
titude, her look, her gestures, betrayed
Indignant scorn. Itnoul wos seated on
a chair by tho fire, stirring up tho
coals with a pair of tongs. Every now
nnd then ho would shrug his shoulders,
liko a man resigned to everything ho
heard nnd had no answer oxcept, "I
cannot help it."
M. Verduret would willingly have
given tho diamond ring ho wore on his
finger to be ablo to hear ten words of
wliat was said, but tho roaring wind
completely drowned their voices, nnd
ho dared not plnco his ear too closo,
for fear of being soon.
"They nro evidently quarreling," ho
thought, "but It is not a lover's quar
Madelelno continued talking, and It
was by closely watching tho fnco of
Lagors, clearly revealed by tho lamp
on tho mantel, that M. Verduret hoped
to discover tho meaning of tho scene.
At times Lagors would start nnd trem
blo in Bplto of his apparent iudiffor
ence; then ho would Btrlko at tho fire
with tho tongs, doubtless giving vent
to his rngo at somo reproach uttered
by Madelelno. Finally Madeleine, clasp
ing her hands, knelt boforo him. Ho
turned away his head and refusod to
answer save In monosyllables. Sever
al times sho turned to leave, but each
time returned, ns if asking a favor and
unable to go till sho had obtained it
At Inst sho scorned to havo uttered
something decisive, for Raoul suddenly
rose and opened a desk near tho flro
jilace, from which ho took n buudlo of
papers and handed them to her.
"H'm!" thought M. Verduret "What
does It mean? Is it u compromising
correspondence which she wants to re
Madeleine took tho papers, but did
not appear satisfied, Sho again en
treated him to glvo her something else.
Itnoul refused, and then sho threw the
papers on tho table. Tho papers seem
ed to puzzle M. Verduret
"I certainly nm not mistaken. Thoso
papers?red, green and yellow?nro
Madelelno turned them over, ns if
looking for some particular ones. Sho
took three, which sho put In her pock
et, pushing tho others aside. Sho was
ovldently preparing to take her de
parture, for she snld a row words to
ItAOUl, who took up tho lamp as if to
light tho Way. Thero was nothing
moro for M. Verduret to seo. Ho enro
fully descended tho ladder, muttering to
himself: "Pawnbrokers' tlckots! What
Infamous mystery lien nt tho bottom
of all this?" Tho first thing he did was
to romovo the ladder.! Itnoul, escort
ing Madeleine, might Rako It into his
head to look around lib garden, nnd if
he did so tho ladder tflgbt attract his
attention. M. Vcrduref nnd Prospar
hastily laid It on tho ground, then
?oncenlcd themselves among tho trees,
whenco thoy could watch at ouco tho
front door and tho outer gato.
At tho same Uuio Madeleine and
Raoul appeared in the doorway. Raoul
set tho lamp on tho bottom step and
offered his hand to tho girl, but sho
refused it with haughty contempt
This did not seem to move or surprise
Raoul. He simply answered by an
Ironical gesturo which implied, "As
you please." Ho followed her to the
gate, which ho opened and closed after
hor; then ho hurried back to tho house,
while Madeleine's cnniago droYO rap
"Now, monslour," said Prosper, "you
must tell mo what you saw. Remem
ber, you promised mo tho truth ? no
matter what it might bo. Speak; I can
"You will only havo Joy to bear, my
friend. Within a month you will bit
terly regret your suspicions of tonight.
You will blush to think that you ever
Imagined Mile. Madeleine to be iutl
mnto with u man like Lngors."
The drive back was silent and seem
ed interminably long. Prosper tried
to draw his strango companion into
conversation, but as ho received noth
ing but monosyllables in reply he hold
his peaco for tho rest of tho Journey.
He was again beginning to feel irri
tated at tho absolute empire exercised
over him by this map..
On their arrival at tho city M. Ver
"You will see me at your room nbout
this tlmo tomorrow night. Perhaps I
shall discover what I am seeking at
tho Jandldlers' ball."
Prosper was dumb with astonish
ment. What! Would M. Verduret
think of appearing at a ball given by
the ?wealthiest nnd most fashionable
bonkers at tho capital? This account
ed for bis sending to tho costumor.
"Thon you nro Invited?" ho asked.
The expresslvo eyes of M. Verduret
danced with amusement.
"Not yet," ho said, "but I shall bo."
Oh, tho inconsistency of tho human
mind I Prosper was tormented by tho
most serious preoccupations. IIo look
ed sadly around his chamber and as
ho thought of M. Verduret'S projected
pleusuro at the ball exclaimed:
"Ah, how fortunate he Is! Tomorrow
ho will have tho privilege of seeing
Madeleine in her costume of maid of
[to de continued.]
An Ancient Foe
Te health and happiness is Scrofula?
as ugly ns over since time immemorial.
It causes bunches in the neck, dis
figures tko skin, inflames the mucous
membrane, wastes tho muscles, weak
ens the bones, reduces tho power of
rosistanco to disease and the capacity
lor recovery, aivd develops into con
"A bunch appeared on tho left sido of
my neck. It caused greafcpain, was lanced,
and became a running sore. I went into a
general decline. I was persuaded to try
Hood's Sarsaparilln, and when I had taken
sli bottles my neck was healed, and I have
never had any trouble of the kind since."
Mas. K. T. Snydkj?, Troys Ohio.
will rid* you of itr, radically and per
manently, as they have rid thousands.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAUREN8.
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. Matt Cooley, Plaintiff, against Mary
Young Garlington, Dcfondant.
Pursuant to a Decree of tho Court
In the above stated cese, I will soil
at public outcry, to the higheH bid
der, at ).aureus C. H. S. C , on
Salesday in December 1002, being
the first day of tho mouth, during the
legal hours for sale, the following de
scribed real ostate, to wit:
All that certain trnct or parcel of
land, situate in tho County and State
above named, containing four (197})
hundred and ninety-seven and one-half
acres, moro or loss, known as the Rai
ford place, and bounded by lands of F.
M. Setzler, John W. Hill, O. H. P.
Kant and others, being same tract of
land conveyed to Mary Young Car
lington and Oeorgo F. Young, on 20th
day of November 1878, by C. L. Fiko,
Sheriff, said Georg? F. Young having
conveyed his Intorost to Mary Young
Garlington on 12th day of January,
1881, said land being known as tract
No. 11 of Koiscr survey, and bounded
on Norih by Knoroe River.
Also all that certain other tract in
samo Stato and County, containing
six (GUI) hundred and sixty-one acros,
moro or less, mado up of two tracts,
viz: Nos. 8 and 0, of the Keiser sur
vey, originally Known os tbe John
Jacks tract, bonnued on North by Dun
can's Creek, East by lands of E. 0.
Briggs and Garlington and Young.
South by lands now, or formerly owned
by George 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
Garlington and Young and by George
l?\ 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 one and two
year*, with interest from tho day of
sale, at 8 per contper annum,until paid
in full, to be secured by bond or bonds
of tho purchaser or purchasers, and a
mortgage or mortgages of the premi
ses sold, with leave to tho purchaser or
purchasers to pay entiro bid In cash.
Tho purchaser or purchasors to pay for
papors and stamps and if purchaser or
purchasers fail to comply with torms
of sale, the property will bo re-so!d at
his or thoir risk, on tho samo or some
subsequent salesday. Purchaser to pay
Jno. F. Bolt,
0. 0. o. v.
Nov. ?th, 1002?4t.
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time you not only savo room and time,
but you savo 33 por cent of the nutrl
clous matter that evaporates when it Is
not baled. Tho
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fills a long felt want with farmers. It
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that can bo mado or repaired on the
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cause long dolay. No other press has
this advantage. It Is tho only press
that tho farmor can afford to buy, It
pays for ltsolf out of the first orop.
Every farmor can own his own press,
and balo his hay at tho proper time,
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Laurons, S. C.
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It is not the rule to find
paints put up full measure.
Most of them are ptit up in
short measure?the cans are
small and not full.
But every can and pail of
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It means thaty07iget what
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Honest paint?honest in
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host. You re always sure to
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SOLD n v ?
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Besides Handling These
Sell Whut is
The Best at
Best Figures in tilt
It, will pay you -to see
us about ire F encing.
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Laurens, S, C,
As Christmas is so near
and money is so scarce
where must I spend it?
CASH BARGAIN STORE
J. L. HOPKINS.
WHAT DOES UK KELL?**&ss!ssx*~^
Shoes at, Bargain Prices.
Outings from 4c-Ls ? a yard up ?
The best/ om fort, for 78cts.
White Table Damask 27cts. a yard.
Embroideries and Laoe at, Bargain Prices.
Tobaccos, fourteen different kinds, from
30cts. the pound up.
New crop W. 0. Syrup 45cts. the gallon.
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LAURENS, S. C.
your Fall SOWING?
Wo Have Fall Stock of
Wheat, Barley, Rye, Vetch,
Rape, Red, Crimson
and Burr Clover.
Barr Clover Is the unsurpassed
Winter pasturage. Try It.
Complete line of Undertakers' Supplies
We sell Mason's, half Gallons, Fruit Jars at 75 cents per
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