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THE OLD RELIABLE
THEM IS NO SUBSTITUTE
AS PRAYER WENT
UP SPIRIT FLED.
Affecting Death of a Little
STRANGE, SAD SCENE.
Fatal Accident in Brook
lyn Sunday School.
As .Minister, Parents and Tcnohor8
Prayed Little One Passed Away?
A remarkable scene was onactcd in
the Sunday school of the Alnslee Street
Presbyterian church, in the Willlams
burg section of Brooklyn, N. Y., Isst
A short tlmo beforo 10 o'clock, Emma
Rausch, 0 years old, left home for Sun
day school. On tho way she bought a
penny whirling balloon. This 6ho took
into her clats and whilo inflating it for
the amusement of her class mate?, the
mouthpiece slipped into her throat.
Sho gasped for breath, The children
became alarmed and their exclamations
of fright attracted tho attention of
Charles Pollett, superintendent of tho
Sunday school. Ho called to a truetee
of the church and they worked to ex
tricate the toy from the throat of the
fast choking child.
Not until sho becamo unconscious
was it believed that her condition was
critical. Physicians wore hastily sum
monod but could do notjilng for her.
When they announced that death was
near, the R^v. I). R. Dawson raised his
hand and asked that all kneel and pray.
Thon ho prayed aloud and fervently
for tho soul that was passing before
Tho child's parents who had been
sent for ontered as tho clergyman was
about to begin h's prayer. The mean
ing was clear to them, aud they knelt
jobbing beside their child. And on the
Wings of the prayorsof their playmates
and friends the child's soul was borne
away to its Maker. Tenderly the body
was carried in^o^an adjoining room
and Dr. Dawson led the awe-stricken
congregation in a memorial service in
of tho regular Sunday school exorcises.
Fresh Lot Just Received.
We have jusl received a fresh lot of
"Clifton" Hour and will keep it in
stock regularly in tho future. Every
sack is sold with the guarantee that it
is tho best patent Hour in tho market.
T. N. Barkedale.
M. II. Fowler.
TO KIDNEY SUFFERERS.
An Opportunity Worthy of I
If you suffer with kidney disease or
any ailment arising from an improper
action of the kidneys or urinary or
gans, this offer wo make to the people
of liaurens ?hould interest you. In the
advancement of medical solence, the
kidneys, the organs of the greatest im
portance to human health, have not
been negleoted, and in placing such a
cure as Doan's Kidney Pills the pro
prietors recognize how far so many
statements of the makers of similar
preparations have fallen short of their
claim?, being convinced thntno remedy
for kidney complaints in existence
equals Doan's Kidney Pills for such
ailments; strengthened in these con
victions by letters that are daily re
ceived of the work they are doing for
mankind's benefit, old backs and young
backs are being constantly freed from
novor-ceasing ache?, ar.d many a lame
and shattered one, stooped and con*
tracted, 19 strengthened, invigorated
and infused with new life. With such
a medioine an ofl'er of this kind can be
made without hesitancy, for while we
lose the box we give to yon, we make a
a friend tbat assists us in the sale of
Of Doan's Kidney Pills will be given
froo to ovory person suffering with
kidney ailments at the undersigned ad
dress. First come, flrat served,. and
only this one chance offered. For those
in the country who cauoot oall in time
a box will bo mailed upon receipt of
4 cents to pay postage. Remember,
this is not a sample box, but a regular
si/.e box of Dosn's Kidney Pills, which
retails at r>0 cents.
tfyf Free distribution one day only.
Friday, March 13th, at Palmetto Drug
Cut this advertisement and bring
Sole agpnts for the United States,
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
High Class Fertilizer.
The Intelligent farmer Is careful tO/|
know what ho is buying when he gets
his Fertilizer supply.
I am offering Royster's Guanos and
Ic is a well known fact that Mr. Roy
ster uees Fish Scrap entirely for am
moniated goods. He usis no cotton
seod meal. These goods have been
used for several years in Laurons
County and have (riven universal satis
faction. Roystor's adds are 8eoond to
I am also handling the celebrated
Ober &jfions Co.'s. guanos which are too
well known to Lauruns farmers to need
These goods a man can conscien
tiously commend as being all that is
claimed for them.
1 shall be glad ?o have your orders
W. 0. IRBY.
AMONG OUR FKIENDS.
Mr. AdolphShayor has roturned from
a brief vioit tu August?.
Mrs. John W. Clarke of Colon is vlt
ing Mrs. O. E. Gray.
Mr. John Kiddle has returacd from a
brief visit to Augusta.
Mrs. J. O. Burgees has returned from
a visit to Grcenwcod.
Judge George Ravage, a promlnont
lawyer of the city of Baltimore, is hore
visiting his sister, Mrs. S. S. Farrow.
Mlas Camlile Vance of Louisiana
who has been visiting Miss Claudia
Irby went to Clinton last week.
Misses Fronde Kennedy and Ellza
both Spencer of Clinton have been
visiting friends in the city.
Miss Edna Hardln, after spending
some time with Misses Annie Gilkerson
and Nellie Bolt returned !o her home
in Chester Monday.
Mr. Montague Casparry, a son of the
late Mr. Aaron Casparry, who lived
here many years ago, was in the city
last week for a few days.
"Clifton" in Towel Macks.
All 48-lb sacks in which "Clifton"
flour is packed are made of regular
towel goods. The flour in these sacks
costs you no more than that In the or
dinary oloth sack. Ask for "Clifton'
in tho towel sack.
M. U . Fowler.
T. N. Barksdale.
MAY COME OUT.
Tact and Encouraging Words Should
be Employed?Story Illas
Editor, The Advertiser, Sir:?
One of my first teachers was Miss
Adeline, whose family were noted
teachers In South Carolina for the last
She related to me her experience
with a dull boy, who rosided up on the
hills of Enoree river. This boy was
twelve years old and all his former
teachers had failed to get him started
to learn anything in books.
She tried many plans with him and
failed in them.
One day she said: ''Jim, have you a
slate, and do you lovo to mark on it?"
"Woll bring it tomorrow."
She made a fow a b c's on the slate
and put Jim to making thorn. He likcod
the work and 60on learned his alapha
het and went right In learning to spell,
read and write. And by the end of tho
school he was up with the scholars of
his age. In hor language?"I never
Baw a boy learn faster."
You see that this boy just needed
starting off. No doubt he had been
called all kind of hard names and
abusod by teachers and parents for his
dul'nees until he really thought that he
could not learn anything and wsb of no
Jim did not stop at this sohool. He
wont on learning and finally was presi
dent of a female college.
Who would havo thought It? This
boy from such a bad beginning would
have made such an intelligent man?
Don't abuBe tho slow boy and call
him ugly names and tell him that he
will never be worth the salt that he
eats. No telling what will be the out
come in him if you will use taot and
patience with him.
Remembor Susannah Wesley and her
mm. John. "I (old him the twemioth
time, because ho did not learn it the
Who but a mother could exercise
such patience with a dull and listless
IT SAVED HIS LEG.
P. A. Danforth of LaGrangp, Ga.,
suffered for six months with a fright
ful running sore on his lei?; but writes
that Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly
cured it in five days. For Ulcers,
Wounds, Piles, it's the best salve in
the world. Cure guaranteed. Only 25
cents. Sold by Palmetto Drug Co. and
LauronB Drug Co.
Letter to J. II. Kiddle.
Laurens, S. C.
Dear Sir: The cost of labor in paint*
lng a house is three time* the cost of
the paint. You seem to save a little
when you buy a low priced paint, but
you certainly.add to the cost of labor
when you pay for spreading more gal
You dou't even s*ve on the paint.
Devoe Lead and Zinc costs a little
more thsn mixed paintp, but it takes
fower gallons and tho cost is actually
Wears longer too?longer than mixed
paints, longer than lead and oil.
You don't save a cent.
Mr. C. Looh, a painter in Magnolia,
After years of experiments with
mixed paints, I find that your paint
covers more surface to the gallon than
any I havo ever used. For density and
wearing qualities it cannot bo excelled.
Compared with lead and oil: A house
belonging to the late President of the
Ceo ton River Bank, at Brown tors, N.
Y., (cost $31,000) was painted with lead
and oil in '84 at a ooat of $400. In '87?
three years?it was repainted with De
voe at a cost of $350. In '07 the house
was still right.
Results: lead and oil?oost $100, wear I
throe years; Devoe?cost $350, wear ten
V. W. Devoe & Co.,
Hive it a Trial.
Jnet reoeived a freah lot of "Clifton"
flour, made of native Kentucky wheat,
guaranteed to be the best flour in the
market. Proof of the flour Is in the
bread, oake and pastry. Give "Clifton"
a trial and you will need no argument
to convince you of its superiority.
M. H. Fowler,
T. N. Barksdale.
For Infants and Children.
rhe Kind You llava Always Bought
HOW W. H. DUVA
The Story of a Confeder
A LEttlON SCOUT.
His War Career of Roman
Famous Swimmer, Horseman and All
Hound Fighting Man His Gal
lant and Perilous Deeds.
Stephen Elliott Welch of Charleston,
who was a gallant soldier iu the Hamp
ton Legion, has contributed the article
printed below to the News and Courier
about the late William H. Duva who
was a soldier of the legion.
Mr. Duva is well remembered by Ma
jor W. A. Watts and the few other
surviving veterans of the Legion in
this part of the state. Duva's adven
tures were a favorite theme of the late
adjutant of Gary's Brigade, Col. B W.
Ball and he was often heard to relate
the stor" of his escape from the Federal
sold, ju6t as it is related by Mr.
WelcL 'bo, by tho way, wa9 also
later ao. tant of the Legion.
The following is Mr. Welch's artiole:
"Willam H. Duva, a Confederate
veterah, who deserves more than a
passing notloe, and who served the
Confederacy with conspicuous ability,
passed away on February 6, 1008. He
was born July 9,1841, in Christ Church
Parish, where his early life was passed,
and volunteered in Capt. L. O. Mc
Cord's ipany for service in the
Hamplo ...i;!on Infantry. When the
company was mustered into the Con
federate army and expected to be sent
to Virginia It was ordered by Governor
Pickens K the coast of South Carolina,
and was stationed for some months on
the Stono River, where Mr. Duva
proved by obedience to orders and
readlces for any duty, no mattor how
dangerous or trying, those high sol
dierly qualities which he maintained
to the end.
SENT TO VIRGINIA.
When the seven days' lights around
Richmond occurred the company was
hurriedly tout to Virginia and partici
pated in all of the battles which led up
to the Maryland campaign and ter
minated at Fredorick8burg. Our com
rade took part in these and was sev
eral times slightly wounded. About the
close of 1802 Jenkins's brigade, to
which the Hampton Legion had been
transferred from Hood's Texaos, was
ordered to the Blackwater RIver.where
picketing and skirmishing were of al
most daily occurrence; Mr. Duva was
constantly on tho 'firing line,' and here
learned much of the art of scouting, in
which he was afterwards so successful.
He waB a man of untiring energy, un
failing good humor, resourceful and
courageous. No matter how exhaust
ing the march, wet to the skin, fam
ished and foot-sore, his merry laugh
ter could be heard and was contagl
"No one in the entire command con
tributed as much as he when the blv
ouao was reached to reconcile his
wearied, hungry comrades to make the
best of tho most wretched conditions.
His happy disposition made him a great
favorite, and there was scarcely a man
in the brigade who did not know 'Bill
Duva' and greet him most cordially on
all occasions. He was a famous swim
mer, a fine horseman and excelled In
all athletic sports. His knowledge of
woodcraft was remarkable?under no
circumstances was ho over lost In the
woods or mountains.
ESCAPE FROM CAPTORS.
"At the bloody engagement at Dan
dridge, East Tennessee, he was taken
prisoner and sent to Knoxville. Soon
after, with twelve or fifteen comrades,
under a mounted guard, he was started
off for Cumberland Gap. On the road
his buoyant spirits kept the crowd in a
merry mood. At nightfall of tho first
day out he persuaded his guard to
climb a fence with him to get some
drinking water. The weather was bit
terly cold and the stresm frozen.?
Stooping down he b oke the ice with a
stone and slaked his thirst. Upon get
ting up he held the stone in his hand
and his guard stooped to drink, when
Duva struck him with tho rock and ran
Into the woods. The entire guard fired,
but missed him. For two days he hid
in the brush and travelled only at
night. At the Holstron River Ferry he
found a Federal picket playing cards
by tho firelight.' Quiatly slipping the
chain from a small boat, he jumped In
to it and pushed out into the stream,
when a dog barked and alarmed the
guard, who at once ran to the river and
kept firing till our comrade crossed the
stroam. Fortunately he escaped harm
and though the country was full of
Federal scouting parlies and Union
bushwhackers he returned to osmp, af
ter an absence of a week.
"When the Legion was ordered baok
to Virginia as mounted infantry Mr.
Duva was detailed forspeolal duty as a
soout, and in this he rendered con
spicuous service, as his qualifications
eminently fitted him for such work.
The information he gathered and dan
gers he experienced were more like a
romance than the monotonous life of a
soldier. For nearly four years he
served his country, and when Lee sur
rendered at Appomattox he laid down
bit arms with tho consciousness of duty
well done. After hostilities coased he
returned to the city, and was for many
years in the employ of the South Caro
lina Railway Company and its succes
sor, the Southern Railway.
"An enthusiastic Confedera!e, a sin
cere friend, a brave man and Christian
gentleman has gone to bis reward."
Iichlness of the Skin -?./. Segeju,
The only remedy in the world that
will at oooo atop Itobiness of the Skin
on any part of the body that is abso
lutely safe and never falling, is Doan's
Ointment. Free samples at Palmetto
Drug Co.'b Store, Frlay, March 13.
A Manufactory for Poisons
It doesn't require much of an argu
ment to show that good material must
go into the twenty-story building if it
is to be solid and seoure.
Yot a great many people seem to
think that it matters little what kind
of material goes into the building of
the human structure!
They offer the body thistles and ask
it to give baok fig*.
They food on thorns and expect to
Later, they find they have sown in
digestion, and are reaping microbes.
It's a wonderful laboratory, this hu
man body* Hut it can't prevent tho
formation of deadly poisons within its
its very being.
Indeed, the digestive tract may be
regard as one great laboratory for the
manufacture of dangerous subs'ances.
"Biliousness" is a forcible illustration
of the formation and the absorption of
SOlsons, due largely to an excessive
let. The nervous symptoms of tho
dyspeptic are often but the physiologi
cal demonstrations bf putrefactive
Appreciating the importance of tho
axiom "Good Health waits on Good
Dlgostion" we beg you to try Grover
Graham's Dyspepsia Remedy. To the
first 25 persons answering this adver
tisement we will give a bottle free. It
is no fake.
Laurens Drug Co.
Goods Delivered Phone 75.
Sec the lino of fine china cups and
saucers with gold band trimmings that
we are offering for only 60 oents a set.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkos.
Selling best goods as cheap?3ven
cheaper than other stores sells inferior
goods is the only reaaon for our big no
tion and living business. But then
what ether reason is necessary.
Davl?, Roper & Co.
We have on hand a special lot of Jap
aner matting regular price 20 cents a
yard which we are now running at 20
cents of 40 yards each.
S?. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
We have added millinery to our im
mense store and we invite all of the la
dies to bo sure and see our line before
Davis, Boper <fc Co.
We have cz. our sample floor 26 differ
ent styles and sizes of tho celebrated
Buck's Stoves and Ranges and will be
glad at any time to show you through
the entire line.
S. M. & E H. Wilkc*.
New spring suits and nowest things
in shoes arriving every day. We on'y
handle the best and our prices are ns
low as you can buy in tho correct thing
We invite all to comeand see w.
Davis, Roper & Co.
" MORE RIOTS.
Disturbances of strikers are not
nearly as grave as an individual disor
der of the system. Overwork, loss of
sleep, nervous tension will be followed
by utter collapse, unless a reliable
remedy is immediately employed
There's nothing so efficient to oure
disorders of tho Liver or Kidneys as
Eleotric Bitters. It's a wonderful
tonic, and effective nervine and the
Greatest all around medicine for run
own systems. It dispels Nervousness,
Rheumatism and Neuralgia and oxpels
Malaria germs. Only >">) oents, and
satisfaction guaranteed by The Pal
metto Drug Co. and Laurens Drug Co.
Barred Plymouth Kocks.
Eggs from Standard Barred Ply
mouth Kocks at $1.50 for setting of
13. None bettor at price.
Also birds from' #1 to $5 cash, ac
I cording to quality; Address or call on
1 W. Z. PITTS,
Mcuntvllle, &? C,
Sideboards and China Closets
A most extensive dis
play?all wood, all fin
ishes, all styles, ail
At all times you can find here
a most complete and up-to=
date assortment but just
now the assortment is
more complete than
ever==a good time
now and a good
place here to
Dainty offerings in
the prettiest array of
new patterns ever
shown?have place to
pisplay your dainty
wares. Buy a China!
THE WEE?TTLES VISIT ST. SOPHIA.
g*"wr?r7g>BeBJ ffifer^ /nyu/A' h>AHe //try <r/*4f* *
FIND HIS ANTAGONIST.
I have had occasion to use your
Black-Draught Stock and Poultry Medi.
cine and am pleased to lay that I never
used anything for stork that gave half as
good satisfaction. I heartily reconv
mend it to aR owners of stock.
J. B. BELSHER, St. Louis, Mo.
Sick stock or poultry should not
eat cheap stock food any more than
Hick persons boouM expect to be
cared by food. When your stock
and poultry aro sick givo themmeu
icine. Don't stuff them with worth
less stock foods. Unload the bowels
and stir up the torpid liver and the
animal will bo cured, if it bo possi
ble to cure it. Mack-Draught Stock
and Poultry Medicine unloads tho
bowels and stirs up the torpid liver.
It cures every malady of stock if
taken in time. Secure a 2.r>-cent can
of Black-Draught Stock and Poultry
Mcdicino and it will pay for itself ten
timesover. Horses work better. Cows
givo more milk. Hogs guln flesh.
And hens lay more eggs. It solves the
Sroblem of making as much blood,
esh and energy as possible out or
tho smoliest amount of food con
sumed . Buy a can from your dealer.
j. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens Count}'.
Address : Gray Court, S. C.
W. n. KNIOHTi R.B- BABD
KNIGUT & ?ABB,
Atorncys at Law.
?ST Will practice In all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
business intrusted to them.
Office up-stalrs, Simmons' Building.
R. H. Wolch.
A. C Todd.
Johnsone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
I *$" Money to Loan at reasonable in
[ Laukbmr, S. C.
Loans on Iteal Estate
For a scries of years at 8 per cent;
straight interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land is assessed for taxation.?
Ferguson & Featiierstone.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. f>. BarksdaLE, Atty ,
Laurena, S. C.
Juno 24th, 1902?3m.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take care of what you mako.
There Is as much in saving n9 there is
In making, and if you bale your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at tho proper
time you not only save room and time,
but you favo 33 per cent of the nutri
clous matter that evaporate3 when it Is
not baled. The
Kyle Hay Press
tills a long felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous that the KYLE
HAY PRESS is unexcelled by any
press on tho market. It is going to
the fr* nt, already a great number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try It to bo pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 mon and 1 horse. It is cheap,
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted. It is the only press
that ein be made or repaired on the
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It is tho only press
that the farmer can afford to buy, it
pays for itsolf out of the first crop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and bale his hay at tho proper time.
A. L. HUDGKNS,
Laurens, S. C.
Best for the "Sunny South,"
because they are specially grown
and selected with a full kuowledgo
of tho conditions and require
ments of the South. Twenty-five
years experience and practical
growing or nil tho different vege
tables enables us to know the very
best, and to oiler seeds that will
give pleasure, satisfaction and
profit to all who plant them.
Wood's New Seed Book for 1903
(Mailed on request) ia full of good
things, and gi,rea the most reliablo
information about all seeds, both
for the Farm and Garden.
L W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen, Richmond, Va?
WOOD'S 8KKD BOOK M-o tolls all
?boat Or??f nit<l Clover Seeds,
Seed Pot ? toe*, and ?11
Write for Seed Book and price i of an?
y?rn> Seed* required.
R, P. MILAM & CO,,
We offer to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
. . We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, at.
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Coflin to the best Me
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can fin nish white
or Llack horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp House.
R. P. MILAM & CO
O'CONNOR & SCHWEERS' LIQUID PAINTS.
The basis of this Paint is At
lantic White Lead, Zinc, Re
fined Linseed Oil, Turpentine
We Guarantee them to be in
every respect strictly reliable
and first-class paints of a higher
grade than have ever before been
ofleiedto the public for structu
ral purposes, either in paste or
liquid form, and second to none
in richness and permanency of
color, beauty of finish, durability,
uniformity and all characteristics
which are requisite to form a perfect ornamental protective covering.
It is the best material for painting houses. Their name is a
guarantee of the best quality.
One gallon will cover from 275 to 350 square fell, Two coats.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
?v.- VV- n 3
OfTloe and Salesroom 841 Broad, St.
Factory 814 and 840 Reynolds, St.
For sale by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Color Cards and information cheerfully given.
^ Qlenn Springs
The best on the market!
For sale at
8I.aureus S. C. ?
T have- oponed a Restaurant in the
Babb Building for WHITE PEOPLE
KXULUSIVKLY. Prompt and First
class servico assured. Meals, 25 cents
at Rostaurant or sent to oHlces. Fresh
Oysters on hand.
on Ha?T?r Street.
Mules and Horses.
The undersigned under the name of
Bark.'dale, Pranks A Irby will deal
In mules and horses at Lturona. Stook
wi i be kept at Ed Martin's Stable;
rear of Enterprise Bank.
We have received a carload of fine
Kentucky mules and also have a num
ber of good horses on hand. We In
vite the patronage of the people of
T. N. Barksdat.k,
Jno. A. Franks,
W. C. Irbv.