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LAURENS. 8. C, April 20, 1908.
Will General Jones Dol
Governor Iloyward has appointed
General Wylie Jonos of Columbia a
member of tho state whiskey board of
control lo IUI the unoxplred term of tho
late Director Dukes.
General Jones is a banker, a man of
moans, a Reformer and a Democrat,
flo stands high In tho.business and so
cial circles of Columbia and the state.
His frionds are numerous. His reputa
tion for business sagacity is first rate.
He has accepted tho position with the
understanding that ho will not be a
candidato for reelection.
It is a principal duty of tho board of
dispensary directors to buy hundreds
of thousands of dollars worth of whis
key and other drinks of an Intoxicat
ing nature for the disponsary which is
a step towards prohibition.
General Jones will evon In the short
time that ho is expected to serve have
the opportunity to acquire volumes of
useful information. Ho may be able
to do Incalculable good. Ho may provo
the right man In tho right place. A
directorship in tho state dispensary
demands the possession of talent.
The Governor has perhaps made nn
admirable selection and has shown
himself a good chooser from a choice
lot of applicants. We congratulate
the govornor and also General Jones.
Will Geuoral Jonos do?
That is a question which of course
cannot bo answered now. Let us wait
until tho end of his term. Time will
toll. What time won't tell,nothing will.
At any rate the Governor might have
Strayed further away and fared worse.
Scrapping in Clinton.
Some months ago The Advertiser
ventured tho suggestion that one of
the newspapers of Clinton (tho which
not namod) was a "wart." The sugges
tion should not have been made. The
language was too strong. We should
have said ' excrescence." Nevertheless,
we learn from each of last week's Clin
ton papers that the other is?if not a
wart, words to that effect. Why should
not birds In their little nests agree?
The Gazette, which is most positively
a One paper, says that tho Clinton
Chamber of Commerce should be named
less pretentiously. Tho Chronicle, an
equally fine paper, seems to llko the
name, for which it Is in no wise respon
At any rate, the people of Clinton
show hard sense in having an active
business club. It will help Clinton.
What it is called will not count.
Clinton is the best business town in
this county except Laurens, which is
no bettor, and the business men of
Clinton will have an organization which
will mako a name for itself.
Meanwhile, The Gazette and the
Chronicle are doing most damaging
scrapping. Everybody, who is so In
clined, should subscribed to the Ga
zette and The Chronicle.
"As to Appearances."
What kind of c'othe* do you wear?
The advice of "Old Gorgan," under
the title "As To Appearances" printed
elsewhere In this paper, contains sound
advice on this subject. A locomotive
fireman cannot reasonably wear white
linen trousers while at work, neither
can a farmer boy while ploughing in
cotton. A salesman, however, is ex
pected to be neat in appearance all the
time. It is part of his business to dress
neatly. Unquestionably, appearances
count largely in the world and the
young man who. seeking his fortune,
puts the best price on himself, brings
the best price from those who aro hir
ing men. A well curried and well
rubbed horse will sell for $25. in the
hundred more than the animal's match
which has had no attention, The same
applies to men.
Old Gorgon's advice to boys, also In
this issue, is well worth reading and
Vindicating State's Rights.
The attention of the Charleston
News and Courier, the foremost of mil
itant champions of state sovereignty,
is called to the faot that the state of
Indiana is so independent and sover
eign that the state of Kentucky, across
the Ohio river, cannot obtain from It
the person of a fugitive from justice,
one Taylor, former governor of Ken
tucky, against whom a strong prima
facie case of murder has been made
out. In this assertion of state's rights
the whole Republican party of this
country is sustaining Indiana. Of aid
ing and abetting in the deteotion and
punishment of the assassins of Govern
or Goebel the state of Indiana at least
will never be suspected.
Constable Howie was suspended ten
days beoause he raided the house of a
respeotable widow woman in Charles
ton, searching for blind tigor wblskey.
Chief Constable Hammott >??->-. delis
ately reprimanded for issuing the or
Orders or no orders, mistake or no
mistake, the raiding of a respeotable
and unprotected woman's house by
dispensary or other constables would
have raised Old Harry in Laurens.
In Charleston, constables do not con
fine themselves to "Chlcco Street."
A GREAT SENSATION.
There was a big sensation in Loos
vllle, Ind., when W. H. Brown of that
plaoe, who was expected to die, had
his life saved by Dr. King's Now Dis
covery for Consumption. He writes: "I
endured insufferabie agonies from
Asthma, but your New Discovery gave
me immediate relief and soon thereaf
ter effected a complete cure." Similar
cures of Consumption, Pneumonia,
Brcnohitis and Grip are numerous. It's
the peerloss remedy for all throat and
lung troubles. Price 50 ots. and $1.00.
Guaranteed by The Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. Trial .bottles
"FOOT IN IT."
Ho Freely Acknowledges
A PHARMACY LESSON.
Sonic Pertinent Remarks Concerning
Fame?A "Benjamin's Pharmacy"
?Rescuing a Drowning Man.
Editor, The Advertiskb, Sir?
Few things so irritate me as to be
gulled or disappointed when I mean
business. When I saw that advertise
ment of an Atlanta Pharmacy in the
Southern Cultivator giving the prices
of a few well known preparations which
were only about half what we have to
pay for the same articles here I thought
I had found it. This same ad stated
that on application a catalogue contain
ing prices 6a everything to bo had in
a drug store would be sent. At the
prices quoted In the ad. on such things
as B. B. B., etc. it was plain enough to
mm* that when we secured the catalogue
we could select anything we wanted
t?nd get it at nearly half price. Of
course we hsd found it. You soo I was
wanting some bronchitis medicine,
such as Dr. King's New Discovery and
the Madam was wanting some tonics
and toilet preparations, so we has
tened to apply for the catalogue. After
impatiently waiting and watching the
malls for a few days the catalogue
came. And what do you think? It was
nothing but a liquor catalogue from
ttart to pole. Not a bottle of bron
chitis medicine, not a bottle of tonic,
not an article of toiletery in the entire
get up?just liquor?a regular smasher.
Why I haven't been so grossly insulted
in 20 years ? not since that time I
found a fellow stuck with his wagon in
a creek way back in the early eighties
when we used to do our hauling from
Greenville. I took my team loose,
wadod In and pulled the follow out. He
was a long way from home, it was cold
and muddy, and he naturally wa9 de
voutly grateful. To give tangible ex
pression to his gratitude he pulled out
a flask and offerod me a dram. Of
course I didn't, I never do. But now
think of it, a man of my age.a tctotaller
and prohl for more than a quarter of a
contury, fighting whiskey, writing,
speaking, running and sacrificing my
political rep in faoing all odds, charg
ing and ripping up suple to learn the
people some Eense, down liquor and
emancipate humanity from the steel
grip clutches of a thralldom than
which there Is none worse?think, I
Bay of a man like this getting a whis
key catalogue from an Atlanta phar
macy! It's a shame, an outrage. I
quote passages from the little book:
First corner page: catalogue?
Second page leaf: "Fourteen years In
the whiskey business, catering to the
wants of the retail trade, teaches many
G "The benefits of this teachings we
give you in this catalogue * * *
"We want to secure your patronage
add retain it from year to year, and wo
recogonlze that our pleasing you is tho
only way for us to secure your perma
Lack-a-day! 8ball I sue for slander
or prosecute for assault and battery
with intent to kill with malice afore
thought? You are a lawyer; I leave
the matter in your bands. I feel that
I need protection. I don't know that I
have had a drop of whiskey in my
house in ten years. We don't need it
our business. Sakes-alive! When will
a man attain to national repute at this
rate? Twenty odd years fighting with
tongue and pen aad vet unknown a hun
dred or more miles away In a city like
Atlanta! I'm disconcerted, con founded,
sick, (Take out the comma If you like
it best that way.)
Moreover, howsoever, notwithstand
ing and nevertheless, a new light has
been thrown on the term "pharmaoy."
I never before knew what a pharmacy
was. I thought it was a place where
they kept quinine, calomel, rhubarb,
King's New Discovery, Cuban bitter*,
hair balsam, jalep, cinnamon bark, coon
root I And it's only a 3 X concern. But
what is a South Carolinian that he has
to send over the line into Georgia to an
Atlanta Pharmacy to get whiskey
when South Carolina has a Benjamin's
Pharmacy in easy reacb of every citi
zen, with all that's old and ripe and
chemically pure? I'm lost. Can you
give me directions to Benjamin's]
Pharmacy at Laurens? I see you have I
a permanent pharmacist appointed. I
would like to enquire if he keeps a full
line of pharmacistry on hand?
Yours with His Foot in It,
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If you have blood poison produoing
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Thousands cured by B. B. B. after all
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by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
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8o!d in Laurens by B. F. Posey.
Test One Hack
Of "Clifton" flour and you will find
it makes more bread, better bread, and
gives better satisfaction than any flour
you can buy.
T. N. Bfcnksdale.
M. If. Fowler.
I WHEN KNIGHTHOOD |
I WAS IN FLOWER I
y Or, The Lot* Story of Charles Brandon and MaryTudor, die King's Sister, and W
w Happening In the Rdgn o? HL? August Majesty King Henry the Eighth
ILawrittsn cuid Rendered Into Modern Entflieh From SU Edwin
afc Cftsaodcn'a Memcir >^v .
m By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHARLES MAJOR]
?fc Cbpirrtynt, 1898 and 1901, by the ltowen-Mrrrill Company WB
an 1i0nok and an enemy.
DAY or two nfter tills Bran
don was commanded to an
audience and presented to the
king and queen. He was now
eii-n.ie to nil pulnco entertainments
and would probably have many luvitu
tlons, being a favorite with both their
majesties. As to his standing with
Mnry, who was really the most Impor
tant figure socially ubout the court, I
could not exactly say. She was such a
mixture of contradictory impulses and
rupld transitions, and was so full of
whims and caprice, the Inevitable out
growth of her blood, her rank and the
adulation uudd which she hud ulwaye
lived, that I could not predict for a
day ahead her attitude towurd any one.
She had never shown so great favor
to any man as to Brandon, but just
how much of her condescension was
a mere whim, growing out of tho Im
pulse of the moment and subject to
reaction, I could not toll. I believed,
however, that Brandon Btood upon a
firmer foundation with this changing,
shifting quicksand of a girl than with
either of their majesties.
In fact, I thought he rested upon her
heart ltsolf. But to guess correctly
what a girl of that sort will do or think
or feel would require inspiration.
Of course most of the entertainments
given by the king and queon included
as guests nearly ull tho court, but
Mary often had little fetes and danc
ing parties which woro smaller, more,
select and informal. Theso parties were
really with the consent and encourage
ment of tho king, to avoid the respou
elblllty of not Inviting everybody. The,
larger affairs were very dull, and
smaller ones might give offense to
those who were left out. Tho latter,
therefore, were turned over to Mary,
who cared very llttlo who was offend
ed or who was not, and invitations to
them were highly valued.
One afternoon a day or two after
Brandon's presentation a message ar
rived from Mary notifying me that ehe
would have a llttlo fete that evening
In one of the smaller halls and dheot
mg me to be there as master of the
dance. Accompanying the message was
n note from no less n person than the
princess herself, Inviting Brandon.
This was an honor indeed- -nn auto
graph invitation from the hand of Ma
ry! But the masterful rascal did not
seem to consider it anything unusual,
and when I handed him the note upon
his return from the hunt he simply
rend it carelessly over once, tore It in
oleces and tossed it away. I believe
the Duke of Buckingham would have
given 10,000 crowns to receive euoh a
note and would doubtless have shown
It to half the court In triumphant con
fidence beforo the middle of the night.
To this great captain of the guard It
was but a scrap of paper. He was glad
to have It, nevertheless, and with all his
self restraint and stoicism could not
conceal his pleasure.
Brandon at once accepted the Invita
tion In a personal note to the princess.
The boldness of this actually took my
breath, and It seems at first to have
startled Mary a little also. ? As you
must know by this time, her "dignity
royal" was subject to alarms and quite
her most troublesome attribute?very
apt to receive damngc In her lelntlons
Mary did not destroy Brandon's note,
despito tho fact that her sense of dig
nity had been disturbed by it, but after
she had read it slipped off into her pri
vate room, read It again and put it on
her escritoire. Soon she picked It up.
reread it and, after a little hesitation,
put it in her pocket. It remuined In
tho pocket for a moment or two, when
out It came for another perusal, and
then she unfastened her bodice and put
It in her bosom. Mary had been so In
tent upon whnt she was doing that she
had not seen Jane, who wns sitting
qidetly in the window, and when sho
turned and saw her she was bo angry
she snatched tho note from her bosom
and threw It upon tho fioor, stamping
her foot In embarrassment and rage.
"How dare you watch me, hussy?"
sho cried. "You lurk around as still as
tho grave, and I have to look into every
nook and corner wherever I go or have
you spying on mo."
"I did not spy upon you, Lady Mary,"
said Jane quietly.
"Don't answer me! I know you didl
I want you to bo less silent nfter this.
Do you hear? Cough or sing or stum
ble; do something, anything, that I
may hear you."
Jane roso, picked up the note and of
fered it to her mistress, who snatched
it with ono hand whilo sho gave her a
vhnrp slap with tho other. Jane ran
out, and Mary, full of angor and shame,
slammed tho door and locked it. Tho
note, being tho cause of all the trouble,
she impatiently threw to tho floor
again and went over to the window
bench, where she throw herself down
to pout. In the courso of five minutes
she turned her head for one fleeting
instant and looked at the note, and
then, after a llttlo hesitation, stole
ovor to where sho had thrown it and
picked It up. Qolng back to the light
at tho window she held It in ber hand
a moment and then rend It once, twice,
thrice. Tho third time brought the
smile, and tho noto nestled In the
Jano did not como off so well, for her
mistress did not speak to her until she
called her in that evening to mako her
toilet. By that time Mnry had forgot
ten nbout tho noto In her bosom; so
when Jano began to array her for tho
dnnco it fell to tho floor, whereupon
both girls broke into n laugh, and Jane
kissed Mary's bare shoulder, and Mary
kissed the top of Jane's head, and they
wore friends again.
So Brandon accepted Mary's Invita
tion and went to Mnry's dance, but his
going mndo for him an enemy of the
most powerful nobleman in tho realm,
and this was tho way of It:
These parties of Mnry's had been go
ing on once or twico a week during the
entire winter and spring, and usually
Included tho samo persons. It was a
sort of coterie, whoso members were
more or less congenial and most of them
very Jealous of Interlopers. Strango
as It may seem, uninvited persons of
ten attempted to forco thomselves In,
and all sorts of schemes and maneu
vers wero adopted to gain admission.
To prevent this two guardsmen with
halberds wero stationed at the door.
Modesty, I might say, neither thrives
por is useful at court
When Brandon presented himself at
tfet door, (bis en trance was barred, but
he quickly pushed nstde the halberds
tu:d eutered. Tho Duke of Bucking
ham, a proud, self Important Individu
al, was stutiding near tho door and
saw it all. Now, Buckingham was
ono of those unfortunate persons who
never lose an opportunity to make a
mistake, and, being anxious to display
his zeal on behalf of the princess, step
ped up to prevent Brundon's entrance.
"Sir, you will have to inovo out of
this." he said pompously. "You uro
not at a jousting bout. You have made
a mistake uud have come to the wrong
"My lord of Buckiughain Is pleased
to make rather more of an ass of him
self than usual this evening," replied
Brandon, with n smile, as he started
across the room to Mary, whoso eye
he had caught. She bad seen and heard
It all, but Instead of coming to his re
Uof stood there langhing to herself.
At this Buckingham grow furious and
ran around ahead of Brandon, valiant
ly drawing his sword.
"Now, by heaven, fellow, make but an
other step, and I will run you through I"
I saw it all, but could hardly realize
'what was going on, It came so quickly
and was over so soon. Llko a flash
Brandon's sword was out of Its sheath
and Buckingham's blade was ?ying to
ward tho celling. Brandon's sword
was sheathed again so quickly that one
could hardly believe It had been out
at all, and, picking up Buckingham's,
he said with a half smothered laugh,
"My lord has dropped his sword."
He then broke its point with bis heel
against the hard floor, saying, "I .will
dull the point lest my lord, being unac
customed to its use, wound himself."
This brought peals of laughter from
everybody, including the king. Mary
laughed also, but, as Brandon was
handing Buckingham his blade, came
up and demanded:
"My lord, Is this the way you take it
upon yourself to receive my guests?
Who appointed you, let me ask, to
guard my door? We shall have to omit
your namo from our next list unless
you take a few lessons in good man
ners." This was striking him hard,
and the quality of tho man will at once
appear plain to you whew I say that
he had often received worse treatment,
but clung to the girl's skirts all the
more tenaciously. Turning to Brandon,
the princess said:
"Master Brandon, I am glad to see
you, and regret exceedingly that our
friend of Buckingham should so thirst
for your blood." She then led him to
the king and quccu, to whom he made
his bow, and the pair continued their
walk about the room. Mary again al
luded to the skirmish at the door and
"I would have come to your help, but
I knew you wore amply able to take
core of yourself. I was sure you would
worst the duke in somo way. It was
better than a mummery, and I was glad
to sir lt. I do not like htm."
Tho king did not open these private
balls, as he was supposed at least not
to be their patron, and the queon, who
was considerably older than Henry,
was averse to such things. So tho prin
cess opened her own balls, dancing for
a few minutes, with the floor entirely
to herself and partner. It was the hon
or of the evening to open the ball with
her, and quite curious to boo how men
put themselves In her way and stood
so as to bo easily observed and, per
chance, chosen. Brandon after leaving
Mary had drifted into a corner of the
room back of a group of people and
was talking to Wolsey?who was al
ways very friendly to him?and to Mas
ter Cavendish, a quaint, quiet, cosy lit
tle man, full of learning and kindness,
and a warm frleud to the Princess
It was tlmo to open tho ball, and
from my place in tho musicians' gal
lery I could see Mary moving about
among the guests, evidently looking for
a partner, while the men resorted to
dome very transparent and amusing
expedients to nttroct her attention. The
princess, however, took none of tho
bidders, and soon, I noticed, she espied
Brandon standing in tho corner with
his back toward her.
Something told me she was going to
ask Iii in to open the dance, and I ro
grctted it, because I knew It would set
every nobleman In the house against
him, they being very jealous of the
"lowborn favorites," as they called the
untltlcd friends of royalty. Sure
enough, I was right. Mary at once be
gan to mako her way over to tho cor
ner, and I hoard her say, "Master Bran
don, will you dnnco with me?"
It was dono prettily. The whole girl
changed ns soon ns she found herself in
front of him. In place of the old tlmo
confidence, strongly tinged with arro
gance, sho was almost shy, and blushed
and stammered with quick coming
breath, like a burgher maid before her
new found gnllnnt. At once the court
iers made way for her, and out she
walked, lending Brandon by tho hand.
Upon her Hps and in her eyes was a
rare, triumphant smile, as if to say:
"Look at this handsome new trophy
of my bow and spear."
I was surprised and alarmed when
Mary chose Brandon, but when I turn
ed to the musicians to direct their play
imagine, if you can, my surprise when
the leader said:
"Master, we hove cur orders for tne
first dance from the princess."
Imagine also, If you can, my double
surprise nnd alarm ? nay, almost my
terror?when the band struck up Jane's
"Sailor Lass." I saw tho look of sur
priso and Inquiry which Brandon gave
Mary, standing thero demurely by bis
side, when he first heard the music,
and I heard her nervous little laugh as
she nodded her head, "Yes," and step
ped closer to him to take position for
the dance. Tho next moment she was
In Brandon's arms, flying like a sylph
about the room. A buzz of astonish
ment and delight greeted them before
they were half way around and then a
great clapping of hands, In which the
king himself joined. It was a lovely
sight, although I think a graceful wo
man Is more bcautlfol in La ?nlllard
than any other dance or, in fact, any
other situation in which she can place
After a little time the dowager Duch
ess of Kent, first lady in waiting to the
queen, presented herself at tho musi
cians' gallery and said that her majes
ty had ordered the music stopped, and
the musicians, of course, ceased play
ing at once. Mary thereupon turned
quickly to me.
"Master, are our musicians weary \
that they "stop before wo are through?*'
Tho queen answered for me In a high
voiced Spanish accent: "I ordered the
music stopped. I will not permit such
nn Indecent exhibition to goon longer."
Fire sprang to Mary's eyes and she
exclaimed: "If your majesty does not
like the wny wo do and dance at my
balls, you can retire as soon as you
see nr. Your fnco Is a kill mirth any
way." It never took long to rouse her
The queen turned to Henry, who was
laughing, and angrily demanded:
"Will your majesty permit mo to be
thus insulted in your very presence?"
"You got yourself Into It. Qet out of
It as best you can. I have often told
you to let her alone. She has sharp
claws." The king was really tired of
Catherine's sour frown before ho mar
ried her. It was her dower of Spanish
gold that brought her a second Tudor
"Shall I not hnvo what music and
dances I want at my own balls?" asked
"That you shall, sister mine; that
you shall," answered the king. "Go on,
master, and if the girl likes to dunce
that way, in God's name let her have
hor wish. It will never hurt hor. We
will learn It ourself, and will wear tho
ladles out n-dancing."
After Mary had llnishcd the opeulug
dance thero was a great demand tor
Instruction. Tho king nsked Brandon
to teach him the steps, which ho soon
learned to perform with a grace per
haps equaled by no living creature oth
er than a fat brown bear. Tho ladles
were nt first a little shy and inclined
to stand nt arm's length, but Mary had
set the fashion nnd tho othors soon
followed. I had taken a fiddler to my
room and had learned the danco from
Brnndon'nnd was able to teach it also,
though I lacked practice to make my
step porfect. The princess had needed
no practice, but had danced beautiful
ly from the first, her strong young
limbs and supple body taking as nat
urally to anything requiring grace of
movement as a cygnet to water.
This, thought I, is my opportunity to
tench Jnno the new dance. I wanted
to go to her first, but was afraid, or
for somo reason did not, nnd took sev
eral other Indies os they came. After
I had shown the step to them I sought
out my sweetheart. Jane was not a
prude, but I honestly believe she was
the most provoking girl that ever lived.
I never had succeeded In holding her
hand oven the smallest part of an ln
Btai.t, nnd yet I was sure ehe liked mo
very much -almost Bure she loved mo.
Sho feared I might uuhlngo It and car
ry it away, or something of that sort, I
suppose. When I went up nnd asked
her to let me tench her tho new dance,
"I thank you, Edwin, but there are
others who aro more anxious to learn
than I, and you had better teach them
"But I want to teach you. When I
wish to teach them, I will go to them."
"You did go to several others before
you thought of coming to mo," answer
ed Jane, pretending to bo piqued. Now,
that was the unkindest thing I ever
knew a girl to do refuse ine what she
knew I so wanted and then put the re
fusal on the pretended ground that I
did not care much about It. I bo told
her, and she saw she had carried things
too far and that I was growing angry
in earnest. She then made another
false though somewhat llotterlng ex
"I could not bear to go through that
dance before so large a company !
should not object so much If no one else
tould sec?that Is, with you, Edwin."
"Edwin!" Oh, so soft nnd sweet! The
little Jade! To think that she could
hoodwink me so easily and talk me into
a good humor with her soft, purring
"Edwin!" 1 saw through It nil quickly
enough nnd left her without another
word. In a few minutes she went into
an adjoining room where I knew she
was alone. The door was open, and
the music could be heard there, so I
"My lady, there Is no one to see us
here. 1 can tench you now, If you
wish," said I.
She saw she was cornered, and re
plied, with a toss of her saucy little
head, "But what If I do not wish?"
Now, this was more than I could en
dure with patience, so I answered, "My
young lady, you shall ask mo before I
"Thero are others who can dance It
much better than you," sho returned,
without looking at mo.
"If you allow another to teach you
that dance," I responded, "you will
have seen the last of me." She had
made me angry, and I did not speak to
her for moro; than a week. When I
did?hut I will tell you of that later on.
The evening was devoted to learning
the now dance, and I saw Mary busily
engaged Imparting information among
the ladles. As we wero about to dis
perse I heard her say to Brandon:
"You havo greatly pleased the king
by bringing him a new amusement
He asked mo where I learned It and I
told him you had taught It to Oasko
den and that I had It from him. I told
Caskoden so that he can tell the same
"Oh, but that is not true. Don't you
think you should have told him the
truth or havo evaded It In some wsyT'
nsked Brandon, who was really a great
lover of tho truth, "when possible,"
but who, I fear, on this occasion wish
ed to appear more truthful than ho
really was. If a man Is to a woman's
"But u>ha? If I do not wUhT*
taste and sho is Inclined to him, he
lays up great stores in her heart by
making her think him good, and shame
ful Impositions are often practiced to
Mary flushed a little and answered!
"I can't help it. You do not know.
Had I told Henry that wo four had
enjoyed such a famous time In my
rooms ho would have been very angry,
and?and?you might have been the
"But might you not have compro
mised matters by going around the
truth some way and leaving the im
pression that others were of the party
That was a mistake, for It gars Mary
an opportunity to retaliate: "The best
way to go around ths truth, as yon e*n
The best materials ? the best that money can buy.
A brewery as clean as your kitchen; the utensils as clean.
The cooling done in filtered air, in a plate glass room.
The beer aged for months, until thoroughly fermented, so
it will not cause biliousness.
The beer filtered, then sterilized in the bottle.
You're always welcome to the brewery for the owners are
proud of it. por sa|c at nil dlipeniariet in
And the size of it proves that &ffi.,c?,n qu"' *?d p,nt
people know the worth of
The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous
lt. Is by n direct lie. My llu whs no
worse than yours, lint I did not stop
to nrguo about such matters. There is
something else I wished to say. 1 want
to toll you that yon have greatly
pleased the king with the new dance.
Now tench him 'honor and ruff* and
your fortune Is made. He has had
some Jews and Lombards In of late to
teach him new games at cards, but
yours Is worth all of them." Then,
somewhat hastily and Irrelevantly, "I
did not dance the new dance with any
other gentleman, but I suppose you did
not notice it," and she was gone before
he could thnnk her.
State of South Carolina,
COUNIYOF LAU HENS.
Court of Common Picas.
S. W. Simpson, Plaintiff, against Dave
Simpson, Y. A. Simpson, Emma
James, Othella Davenport, Lillian
Cunningham, Early Cunningham,
Maxoy Cunningham and J. M. Simp
son individually and as administra
tor of Sonny Simpson and J. F
To the Defendants abovo named:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint In this
action, which was filed in the office of
the Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas for said County, on August 9th
1002, and to serve a copy of your an
swer to the eald complaint on the sub
scriber at his office at Laurens, South
Carolina, within twenty days after the
service hereof, exc^usivo of tho day of
such service: and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the timo afore
said the Plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for the relief de
manded In the complaint.
Dated August 0th 1002.
F. P. McGOwan,
April 8 1003?Ot.
Mules and Horses.
The undersigned under the name of
Barksdale, Franks <fe Irby will deal
in mules and horses at Laurens. Stock
will be kept at Ed Martin's Stable;
rear of Enterprise Bank.
We have received a carload of fine
Kentucky mules and also have a nu n
ber of good horses on band. We in
vite the patronage of the peoplo of
t. n. barksdale,
Jno. A. Franks,
W. C. Irby.
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johiisone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
<3T Money to Loan at reasonable in
Laurens, S. C.
I havo opened a Restaurant in tho
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.
w . d. knight. r.e. babb.
KNIGHT ft BARB,
Atornoys at Law.
?*T Will practloe in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
business intrusted to them.
Office up-stairs, Simmons' Building.
money to lend
Land and Houses.
Piedmont Savings and
OF GREENVILLE. S. C.
Represented in Laurons l>y
W. W. BALL und M, L. COP KLAN D.
J. N. LEAK,
Offers his services to the p< o
ple of Laurens County.
Address: Gray Court, S. q.
Dr. W II. DIAL.
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention tilvcu Women
and Ii lldren?
Ofllce hours in tlie city from 10 a. in.
to 4 p. m. 'Phone? Rosidonco No. n
Oflico No. 89.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take caro of what you make.
There is as much in savins us there i?
iu making, and if you bah; your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at the pro| er
time you not only gave r< o u an 1 time,
but you eavo 33 per cent of 11. * - uutri
clous matter that evaporates when it is
not baled. The
Kyle Hay Tress
fills a lone felt want with farmers, it
is the best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous tl) at the K Y l,K
HAY PRESS Is unexcelled by any
precs on the market. it is going to
the front, already a prreal number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try It to bo pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horso. It Is cheap,
durable, simple In construction ami
easily mounted. It is the only press
that can be made or repaired on the
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other pre-;-, has
this advantage. It is the only pr
that the farmer can afford to buy. it
pays for ltsolf out of the first crop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and bale his hay at the proper time,
A. L. HUDGEN3,
Laurous, S. C.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned hive this day en
tered into a partnership for the pracl i< <
of law in the Courts of this Stat e, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business on
trusted to them.
R. A. Coopkh.
FLO RODORAOR hybrid COTTON
PRIZES ALMOST DOUBLED.
Sl.OOO IN CASH TO BE AWARDED
Seed Now Within Reach of Every Farmer.?Order To=day.
Don't miss -this opportunity! Fortune (opportunity) is wondrous shy?it
comes not often. As you read this, however, it approaches. Seize
it! Welcome it! It's name is ''FLORODORA?'' A Hybrid or
Extra Staple Cotton, worth 12 to 14 cents per pound.
"Florodora" is a cross between an extra staple cotton and an ordinary prolific variety, in which produktiven* -
and characteristic 1% to 2i inch staple are fixed, no deterioration having occurred, though years havo olapsod sine
introduction. In othor*words, it will not run out.
On February 13, 15)03. W. S. Wheeler, of Mayesvillo, S. C, reports: "Justsold two hales ci your 'Florodora' cot
ton, the last of my crop, at 131 cents per pound, grown from seed bought of you last year " P. H. Allen, of Sotuli
s. C., has just sold at 13* cents.
I. B. Fonville, of Goldesboro, N. C., made considerably over a bale per acre, though dry woathor prevented go
mination till late, stand being poor, while later, excessive rains destroyed by rot a lar^e per cant of the lower b ills.
Georgo W. Kelley, of Swalnsboro, G i., though using only 200 pounds of fertilizers per aero on ordinary soils li iv
Ing secured not over two-thirds of a stand, produced a heavy bale per acre, selling the lot In Swaiosboro at 121 conn
per pound. W. II. Kerr, a reliable cotton buyer of same address, corroborates Kelly
T. O. Sanders, Jr., of Haygood, 8. C, reporis most flatteriDg results. ? "
J. Hurt. Jones, a cotton expert of Herndon, Ga., says my ootton is all I claim for it. It is worth 12 to 14 cent " '
pound and any man with half sense can makn as much of It 01 an acre of land as he can of any other kind of cotl i
Nicely prepared cotton, free from trash, should bring not less than 15 cents per pound.
T. P. Hunoicutt, managor of The Southern Cultivator, has sean reports from farmers of very satisfacl >ry yio U
and 13 to 11 cents per pound, and pronouuees the seed cotton sample sent him by me tho finest ho has ever seen grown
on upland. This cotton differs In no 09Fential from an ordinary prolific variety save in extra length of staple, being
adapted to every cotton area, most flattening reports coining from uppjr and lower soctions of North Care
South Carolina and Georgia. Areas north of Chatanooga, Teon /being adapted to it. Lint covers the seed as in or.l ?
nary cotton, common saw pins for shortstapie bjing used successfully for ginning it. I gin this cotton on any ordinary
00-saw ?in. Suoh gins have a capacity of about ten bales per day of short staple, but in dellnting my ex'.r.i stap e I
speed to not over five bales par day in order not to Injure staple by cutting it. Do likewise.
Cotton of early maturity?plant any time in April or May?paying crops Oeing common after oats In June.
It is not only very prolific, but of early maturity, paying crop* being commonly planted after oats in June. Why
do I plantthis cotton to the oxclusion of all other varioties, though farming in the heart of theshortstaplc belt? 1 never
made moro with any other variety, while owing to extra length of staple an Independent markot Is open tn It, il
used extensively in the manufacture of fine yarns, commanding never less than 12 to 15 cents per pound, when c ire
gathered. Why are you planting common cotton? You have fallen In a rut and cannot see boyond Its edges: thentho New
York and Liverpool speculator ?tho makers of prices, they who live by raisiug or loworing It at will?tell y Ml cotton is
soarce, acreage reduced, less fertilizer bought, cotton will bring 10 conts next fall. Wnat are the facts? Dji'i bo
lieve me; read your paper. More ootton In sight than the same tlmo last year; sales of commercial fertil /.ars s irp ??
those of any other period in the history of the world; never before such ac Ivo preparations for an increased acreage
Lookout for 5 cents cotton! Did you ever got that price when everything pointed to 10 c .mts? No, you got 31 cents, an I
so did I, and I bestirred myself then for a substitute and found It in "Florodora."
For most heavily fruited stalk. $100; socond best stalk, $75: third bast. $20; fourth host, $5. For best one-pound
sample of "Florodora" lint, $50; second best sample of lint, $25; third b3st, $2); fourth, $5. As it is tb" opinion th't
productive capacity of this cotton is almost limitless, three to fivo bales par aero belog possible, following an inteusivc
system of farming, an additional prize of $403 in cash will be given for the greatest yiold of seed ootton on one acre to
be determined as follows: An acre planted I foot by 2 fact will give, say 5512 sfalks per acre. Every contestant for ib s
prize must ship ino five unpiokod stuks. Assuming that 100 bolls will give oai pound of seed c itton a id thru average
of five stalks reprosonts the yield of tho 5512 stalks on an acre, tho total production par aero m\y thus be appr ixlin
not accurately, but in perfect fairness to contestants.
Every contestant must buy at loast ono bushel of seed and will be permitted to ontor for every prize. Unpick id
stalks only will bo accopted, as picked cannot be distinguished from an ordinary prolific variety. Djtaohod it ?1 s will
not be counted. Five stalks In one package well wrappod and tagged for tho $400 contest for la'gost yield .
Four stalks In one package with four samples of lint well packed and tajrared for ?ntry to thu *t>uo contest. All st ilks
must be shipped, prepaid by exnross or fro'ght to arrive at Allendale, S. C, not lator than December I, 19 )8.
If this cotton is what I claim for it, it behooves every farmer in the cotton bait to proye lb by corresponded
if it is not, it is oqually Imperative to disprove and brand it as a fraud,
y contestants are suspicious; tho' remitting for the cont
Many contestants aro suspicious; tho remitting for the cont3stJ5 a vt in of uneasiness is evident in their I dl ?
therefore in order to guarantee to ovory one porfoot fairness, I shall allow free transportation with accommodation .if
tor arrival to their representatives from Atlanta, Ga., to Allondale, S. C, constituting a committee upon which will
devolve tho responsibility for an honest awarding of prizes.
One bushel of this cotton carefully planted should cover four acres, which treated intensively shou'd yield a pos
sible 8-bale orop, returning In seed a sufficiency to plant any ono farmer's entire orop for another your
Southern Cultivator of Atlanta, Ga., has consented to hold prize money and name committee to decide oontosl
PRICE OF SEED.
l-Busliel Lots, f. o. b. Allendale, S. C.f $2.00 per bu, 50 bu. lots, f. o u.
Allendale, S. 0., $1.50 per bu.
Cash must accompany all orders. Remittance to be made by registered money letter, postolllce monov order
express order money or certified check. J
L. A. STONEY, Allendale, S. C.
G. Walter Mclver, manager Fertilizer Company, Charleston's. C; J. E. Foster, salesman Fertilizer Oonnmv.
Charleston, s. C; L. W. Haskoll, vice president Southern Oil Company, 11 Broadway, New Yo-k* C B*itzslinm -is
general manager Southern Oil Company, Columbia, S. C; J. L. Oswald, merchant, Allendalo S C K li Oswald
hotel proprietor, Allendale, S. C-; C. B. Farmer, banker, Allendale, S C; 0. F. Calhoun, -prosldent'liank of Bsrawcll.
S.C.;C. D.Jordan, assistant managor Oil Company, Savannah, Ga.; T. P. Hunniuutt, manager Southern Cultivator
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. ^ <*v Z
Seven Million boxes iold in post 12 months. ThlS Signature, ^ >50C^
in Two Days.