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LAUREN'S, S. Cm May 6, 1908.
Grade Crossings Cost Life.
With little expectation of accom
plishing results, The Advertiser
must put itself on record against the
construction of a yrade crossing at the
intersection of the Greenville and Lau
rens railway track with South Harper
Wo understand that the elevation of
the street to the level of tbo tracks
has already been determined. The en
gineers of the railway company have,
however, boen given time to inspect
the place with tho view of proposing
onothor plan which may satisfy the
advocates of that now contemplated.
What we object to is the grade cross
ing If city council wishes to spend
the money of the town in bridging tho
valley ut the point named, we shall not
entor any serious objection. If council
should build a brldgo ovor the railway
tracks at a cost twice that of a grado
crossing, or more than twice or throo
times its cost, tbo proposition might
not bo unreasonable.
Tho proposition to build a grade
crossing Is unreasonable.
No railway grade crossing can be
constructed that is not unsafe and con
No railway grado crossings can be
built that is not a perpetual menace to
All over the world, tbo problem of
abolishing theso grado crossings is be
ing studied. In somo cities and coun
tries they are prohibited by law.
Now hero in Laurons we propose
deliberately at a eost that will tem
porarily embarrass the town to devise |
a crossing that sooner or later is bound
to kill people.
The Advertiser is opposed to it.
Three weeks ago The Advertiser
called attention u>the dangerous grade
crossings, live of them, already exist
ing in this town. It is the duty of the
city council to seo that tho law is ob
served as to these and so deprive them
of their dangers as far as possible.
With a nice faco can the city council
invoke the statutes against railways as
to these crossings while engagod in
the task of building unothor.
Sooner or later all grado crossings
If council wishes to spond twenty
thousand dollars in tho construction of
a safe crossing in Harper street, let it
go ahead. The Advertiser will not
lift a voice in murmur.
But The Advertiser is opposed to
tho folly of building a crossing that
will, sooner or later, cause accidents
Choosing a Profession.
Tho opinions of a Self-Mado mer
chant on "Boys and Pups" which are
published elsewhere in this paper are
to the point. If a boy has an aptitude
for mechanics he should be started on
a mechanical line. In these days me
chanical lines otTer flno opDortunities
to Southern boy?. It should not be
forgotten, however, that a boy's wishes
and his aptitudo do not always coin
cide. Sometimes it happens that a boy
with a fine head for building or farm
ing wants to be a lawyer or a dootor
and it should be Impressed by every
parent that these so-called "learned
professions" are really no more hon
orable than tradeB that require skilled
hands. Moreover, there Is no reason
why a carpenter, farmer, or machinist
should not be a well read,well Informed
and "cultivated" man. For example,
when Senator Tillman first came to the
front the popular notion was that he
was eomparatlvoly an ignorant and un
educated person. Tho fact was that ho
was one of tho best English scholars in
tho state, thoroughly and widely read
in English literature, familiar with
the groat novelists and poets. Because
bo had spent his life on a farm and had
not been to college did not prove that
ho was not educated?he was a far bet
ter educated man than the average
holder of a university diploma.
There is, by the way, a world of
sound, safe sense in the article that
appears elsewhere on "Trading On
Nothing," whicli Is also taken from
the Letters of a Self-Mado Merchant.
School to be Prond Of.
Elsewhere in this paper is an edito
rial from Southern Education, pub
lished in Knoxville, Tenn., referring
to the Laurens city schools. We be
lieve that most of tho people who live
here are hardly awaro of the excellent
sohools which tho city has. In Mr,
Jones the city has a school superin
tendent who, bes des administering the
school system capably, is making
it one of tho notable and model publio
schools in this part of the South. Mr.
.TrmnM in not a mere eonvfinttonal. hank
school teachor; he is a man who is mas
ter of the profession of teaching,?an
expert in school making and school or
ganizing. Laurens has been fortunate
in obtaining his services,
Spnrtanbnrg has a mile or more of
the best paved street in South Carolina,
Vitrified briek is the material. In
Spartanburg town taxes are high and
Spartanburg also has 30 or 40 miles of
streets not paved at all.
A SURE THING.
It is said that nothing is sure except
death and taxes, but that is not alto
gether true. Dr. King's Now Discov
ery for Consumption is a sure cure for
all lung and throat troubles. Thous
ands can testify to that. Mrs. O. B.
VanMotre of Shepherdtown, W. Va.,
says: ''I had a severe case of Bron
chitis and for a year tried everything I
heard of, but got no relief. One bot
tlo of Dr. King's New Discovery then
Icured me absolutely." It's infallible
for Group, Whooping Cough, Grip,
? Pneumonia and Consumption. Try it.
It's guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. Trial bottles
free. Regular sizes 60 cents and $1.00.
What would be the objections to al
lowing eaoh county to vote whether it
would have dispensaries or "prohibi
What would be the objections to al
lowing "dispensary" counties to run
their own business?buying their own
What would be the objections to
abolishing the state dispensary ? ex
cept that a state polltic.il maohine
wonld thereby also be abolished?
If Lauren? County ran its own dis
pensary, buying its own whiskeys, us
ing its own profits for its own schools,
the reform features would not be dis
turbed. Whiskey oould only be sold In
original packages in tho dispensary
hours, and could not be consuraod on
the premUrs. A county like Green
wood which has no dispensary and
and pays nothing to maintain the law
would In that case derive no revenues
from Laurens business for Greenwood
The state control feature is a burden
on the dispensary system, adding noth
ing to its reform features, saving notb
ing in the expenses and is little more
than a hatchery for scandals and a ma
chine for political use.
The Brooklyn Eagle has nominated
Grover Cleveland for president of the
United States and William J. Bryan for
a aeries of spasms.
The presidency has made even |
Theodore Roosevelt seem great to some |
You can't have the conveniences of I
a city of 75,000 peop'e in a vlllege of |
THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA. V
Col. James G. Gibbes, well known
here and throughout the state, died last
week In Columbia.
The Spartanburg "May festival" of
music attracted a large crowd last week
and was the most successful yet held
The race for mayor of Charleston
between Edward Hughes and R.
Rhett is warming up. Tho Rhett forces
captured the majority of tho club or
ganizations last week.
The steamer Clarece was accident
ally burred in Charleston Harbor last
Dr. P. L. Parkor of Charleston has
been appointed surgeon general
In addition to Governor Heyward,
Rev. Geo. H. Atkinson of Monroe, N.
C , will speak at the Clinton Anniver
sary Saturday und in the afternoon
Clinton and Newberry Colleges will
plav base ball.
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skin. Heals every sore and gives the
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I have had occasion to use your|
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cine and am pleased to say that I never
used anything for stock that gave half a*
good satisfaction. I heartily rccom*
mend It to all owners of stock.
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Sick stock or poultry should not
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sick persons should expect to be
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It cures every malady of stock if
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times over. Horses work better. Cows
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And bent lay more eggs. It solves the
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CLEANING AND DYEING DONE
Cleaning and Dyeing Club up stairB
over old Post Office.
'Phone No. 70.
I will be at my Office every day du
ring the week, except Thursday, and
on that day also, if notified.
O. G. THOMPSON,
Persona having business with
the (Supervisor will find him or his
clerk in the Office Mondays and
Fridays of eaoh week.
H. B. Humbert, Sup. L. O,
I WHEN KNIGHTHOOD I
1 WAS IN FLOWER I
T Or, The Love Story of Chailea Brandon and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and
? Happening In the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth
Itanhlwi ?*nd Rendered Into Modern Entflieh From Sir Edwin
wSt C?jkodrrv'? Memoir 3?T
% By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHARLES MAJOR] #
^ Cbpvrlont, IWStind J90/, Otf fAe IJoKYri^.VoT illr.>/ii|)fin|/
A RARE kiih. TO WINDSOR.
HE princess knew her roynl
brother. A mnn would re
ceive quicker reward for in
venting an amuseuvcut or a
gaudy costume for the king thun by
winning him n battle. Later hi life tho
highroad to Ids favor was in ridding
bhu of his wife nnd helping hlui to a
new one, a dangerous way, though, aa
Wolsey found, to his sorrow, when hn
sank his glory in poor Anne Boleyn.
Brandon took the hint and managed
to let it be known to his play loving
king that he know the latest French
games. The French Due de Longuo
vllle had for some time been an honor
ed prisoner at the English court, held
as a hostage from Louts XII., but Do
Longueville was a blockhead, who
could not keep his little black eyes oft
>mi- fair ladles, who hated him, loug
enough to tell the deuce of spades from
the ace of hearts. So Brandon was
taken from his duties, such as they
were, and placed at the card table.
This was fortunate at first, for, being
the beat player, the king always chose
him as Ids partner, and, as in every
other gamo, tho king always won. If
be lost, there would soon be no game,
and the man who won from him too
frequently was in danger at any mo
ment of being rated guilty of the very
highest sort of treason. I think many
a man's fall under Henry VIII. was
owing to the fact that he did not ol
ways allow the king to win in some
trivial matter of gamo or jouBt. Under
these conditions ovcrybody was anx
ious to be tho king's partner. It is truo
ho frequently forgot to divide his win
nlngs, but his partner had this ndvau
tage at least?there was no danger of
losing. That being tho case, Brandon's
seat opposite tho king was very likely
to excite envy, and the time soon came,
Henry having learned the play, when
Brandon had to face some one else, and
the seat was too costly for n man with
out a treasury. It took but a few days
to put Brandon hors do combat tin an
dally, and he would have been in a
bad plight had not Wolsey como to his
relief. After that he played and paid
the king In his own coin.
This great game of "honor and ruff"
occupied Henry's mind day and night
during a fortnight. He feasted upon
it to satiety, as ho did with everything
else, never having learned not to cloy
his appetite by overfeeding. So wo
saw little of Brandon while the king's
fover lasted, and Mary said she wished
she bad remained silent about the
cards. You see, ?ho could enjoy this
now plaything as well ns her brother,
but the king, of course, must be oatls
fled first. They both had enough oven
tually, Henry in one way, Mary in an
One day tho fancy struck the king
that ho would rebuild a certain chapel
at Windsor, so he took a number of tho
court, including Mury, Jane, Brundou
and myself, and went with us up to
London, whoro wo lodged over night at
Bridewell House. Tho next morning?
as bright and beautiful a June day aa
ever gladdcued tho heart of a rose?we
took horse for Windsor, a delightful
seven league rldo over a fair road.
Mary and Jane traveled side by side,
with an occasional companion or two,
as the road permitted. I was angry
with Jano, ns you know, so did not go
near tho girls, and Brandon, without
any apparont intention ono way or the
other, allowed events to adjust them'
solves and rode with Cavendish nnd
Wo were perhaps forty yards behind
tho girls, and I noticed after a time
that tho Lady Mary kept looking back
ward in our direction, as if fearing rain
from the east. I ,was in hopes that
Jane, too, would fear the rain, but you
would have sworn her neck was stiff,
so straight nhoad did she keep her face.
We had ridden perhaps three leagues
when tho princoss stopped her horso
and turned in her saddle. I heard her
voice, but did not understand what she
In a moment some one called out,
"Master Brandon is wanted!" So that
gentloman rodo forward, and I fol
lowed him. When we came up with
tho girls, Mary said, "I fear my girth
Brandon at once dismounted to tight
en it, and tho others of our Immediate
party began to cluster around.
Brandon tried tho girth.
"My lady, It is ns tight as the horse
can well bear," he said.
"It is loose, I say," Insisted tho prin
cess, with a little irritation. "The sad
dlo feels like it. Try the other." Then,
turning impatiently to tho persons
gathered around: "Does it require all
of you, standing there like gaping
bumpkins, to tighten my girth? Ride
on. We can mnnago this without so
much help." Upon this broad hint ev
erybody rode ahead while I held the
horso for Brandon, whs went on with
his search for the loose girth. While
ho was looking for it Mary leaned ever
her horse's neck and asked: "Were you
and Cavendish settling all tho philo
sophical points now in dispute, that
you found him so interesting?"
"Not aii, auswerud Brarmvu, iiSU*
"You were so absorbed I supposed it
could be nothing short of thai/'
"No," replied Brandon again. "Bat
the girth is not loose."
"Perhnps I only imagined it," re
turned Mnry carelessly, having lost
interest in the girth.
I locked toward Jane, whoso eyes
were bright with a smile, and turned
Brandon's horso over to him. Jane's
?mile gradually broadened into a laugh
and sho said, "Edwin, I fear my girth
is loose also,"
"As tho Lady Mary's was?" asked I,
snablo to keop a straight face any
"Yes," answered Jane, with a vigor
ous little nod of her head and a peal of
?Thou drop bnck with me," I re
Tho princoss looked at us with a half
smile, half frown, nnd remarked, "Now
yon doubtless consider yourselves very
brilliant and witty."
"Yes," returned Jano maliciously,
nodding her head in etnphnt'/? assent,
as the princess and Brandon rode on
"I hope she Is satisfied now," said
Jane setto voce to me.
"So you want mo to ride with you?"
"Yes," nodded Jan*.
''Because I want you to," was the
"Then why did you not danco with
nie the other evening?"
"Because I dkl not want to."
"Short, hut comprehensive," thought
I, "hut a sufficient reason for n maid
I said nothing, however, and after a
time Jane spoke: "The danco was ono
thing and riding with you is another.
I did not wish to dance with you, but I
do wish to ride with you. You are the
only gentleman to whom I would ha vo
said what I did about my girth helng
loose. As to the now dance, I do not
care to learn it, because I would not
dance It with any man but you, and
not even with you?yet." This made
me glad, and coming from coy, modest
Jane meant a great deal. It meant
that she cared for me and would some
day be mine, but It also meant that she
would tako her own time and her own
sweet way In helng won. This was
comforting, If not satisfying, and loos
ened my tongue. "Jane, you know my
heart Is full of love for you"?
"Will the unlverso crumble?" she
cried, with tho most provoking llttlo
laugh. Now, that sentence was my
rock ahead whenever I tried to give
Jano some Idea of the state of my af
fections. It was a port of tho speech
which I had prepared and delivered to
Mary in Jane'B hearing, as you already
know. I had said to the princess, "Tho
universe w ill crumblo and tho heavens
roll up as a scroll ere my love shall al
ter or palo." It was a high sounding
sentenco, bnt it was not true, as I was
forced to admit, almost with tho samo
breath that spoko it. Jane had hoard
it and had stored it awny in that mem
ory of hers, so tenacious in holding to
everything it should forget. It Is won
derful what a fund of useless Informa
tion somo persons accumulnto and cling
to with a persistent determination wor
thy of a better cause. I thought Jane
never would forgot that unfortunate,
abominublo sentence spoken so gran
diloquently to Mary. I wonder what
she would have thought had she known
that I bad said substantially the same
thing to a dozon others. I never should
have won her In that caBe. She does
not know it yet and never shall if I
So Juno halted my effort to pour out
my heart, as ehe always ttld.
"There la something that greatly
troubles me," she said.
"What Is It?" I asked in some con
"My mistress," sho answered, nod
ding In the direction of the two riding
ahead of us. "I never saw her so
much interested in any one as she la In
your frlond, Master Brandon. Not that
sho Is really in love with him as yet
perhaps, bot I fear It Is coming, and I
dread to see It. That Incident of the
loose girth Is an Illustration. Did you
ever know anything bo bold and trans
parent? An)' ono could see through It,
and tho worst of all Is sho soems not
to caro if every ono does see. Now look
at them ahead of ua! No girl is so
happy riding besido a man unless sho
Is Interested in him. Sho was dull
enough until he Joined hor. Ho seemod
In no hurry to come, so she resorted to
the flimsy excuse of tho loose girth to
bring him. I am surprised that she
even sought the shadow of an excuse,
but did not order him forward without
nuy pretense of ono. Oh, I don't know
what to do! It troubles mo greatly.
Do you know tho state of his feel
"No," I answered, "but I think he b?
heart whole, or nearly so. He told mo
ho was not fool enough to fall In love
With the king's sister, and I really be
hove he will keep his heart and head,
oven at that dizzy height. He Is a cool
fellow, if there ever was one."
"He certainly Is different from other
men," returned Jane. "I think he has
nover spoken n word of love to her.
no has said somo pretty things, which
sho has repeated to me; has moralized
to some extent, and has actually told
her of some of her faults. I should
like to see any one else take that lib
erty. Sho seems to like it from him,
and says he inspires her with higher,
better motives and a yearning to be
good, but I am sure he has made too
love to her."
"Perhaps it would be better if he did.
It might cure her," I replied.
"Oh, no, no! Not now! At first, per
haps, but not now. What I fear is that
if ho remains silent much longer she
will tako matters in hand and speak
hcrsolf. I don't llko to say that ?tt
doesn't sound well?but she is a prin
cess, and it would be different with
her from what it would bo with an or
dinary girl. She might have to speak
first, or there might bo no speaking
from one who thought bis position too
far beneath her. She whose smallest
desires drive her so will never forego
so great a thing as the man she Icree
only for tho want of a word or two."
Then it was that Jane told mc of ths
sceno with tho note, of the Itttlo whis
pored confidences upon their pillows end
a hundred other straws that showed
only too plainly which way this worst
of ill winds was blowing, with no good
In It for any one. Now, who could havo
foretold ibis? It wan easy uuuugh io
prophesy that JV. iudon would learn to
lovo Mary, excite a passing interest
and como off crestfallen, as all othor
men had done, but that Mary should
love Brandon and he remain heart
whole was an unlookcd for event, one
Uiat would hardly have been predicted
by the shrewdest prophet.
What Lady Jane said troubled roe
greatly, as it was but the confirmation
of my own fears. Her opportunity to
know wns far better than mine, but I
had seen enough to set me thinking.
Brandon, I believe, saw nothing of
Mary's growing partiality at all. He
could not help but And hor wonderful
ly attractive and interesting, and per
haps it needed only the thought that
sho might love him to kindle a flame in
his own breast. Bot at the time of our
ride to Windsor Charles Brandon was
not in lovo with Mary Tudor, however
near It he may unconsciously have been.
But another's trouble could not dim
the sunlight In my own heart, and that
ride to Windsor was the happiest day
of my life up to that time. Even Jane
ttirow off the little cloud our forebod
ings had gathered and chatted and
laughed like the creature of Joy and
gladness she was.
Ahead of us were the princess and
Brandon. Every now and then her
voice came back to us in a stave of a
song, and her laughter, rich and low,
Wafted on the wtoy? of tbf soft tptnb
wind, made the glad birds "hush to
catch tt? silvery note.
Wo all rode merrily on to Windsor,
and when wo arrived it was curious to
seo tho great nobles, Buckingham,
both tho Howards, Seymour and a doz
She teas but a trifle to hts strony arm?,
en others stand back for pluin Charles
Brandon to dismount the fairest maid
en und the most renowned princess In
Christendom. It was done most grace
fully. She was but a trllle to his
strong arms, and he lifted her to tho
soil as gently as If she were a child.
Tho nobles envied Brandon his evident
favor with this unattainable Mary and
huted him accordingly, but they kept
their thoughts to themselves for two
reasons: First, they knew not to what
degree the king's favor, already mark
ed, with the help of the princess might
carry hhu, and, second, they did not
cure to have a misunderstanding with
tho man who had cut out Adam Jud
We remained nt Windsor four or five
days, during which time the king made
several knights, lirandon would prob
ably have boon one of them, as every
body expected, had not Buckingham
related to Henry tho episode of tho
loose girth and adroitly poisoned his
mind as to Mary's partiality. At this
the king began to east a jealous eye on
Brandon. His sister was his chief dip
lomatic resource, and when she loved
or married It should be for Henry's
benefit, regardless of all else.
Brundon and the Lady Mary saw a
groat deal of each other during this lit
tle stay at Windsor, as she always had
some plan to bring about n meeting,
and. although very delightful to him,
it cost him much In royal favor. He
could not trace this effect to its proper
cause, and It troubled bim. I could
have told him the reason in two words,
but I feared to put into his mind the
thought that the princess might lenrn
to love him. As to tho ktng, be would
not have eared if Brandon or every
other man, for that matter, should go
stark mad for love of bis sister, but
when she began to show a preference
bo grew Interested, and it was apt
sooner or later to go hard with tho for
tuuabi one. When we went back to
Greenwich, Brandon was sent on a day
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State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAU RENS.
Court of Common Pleas.
S. W. Simpson, Plaintiff, against Davo
Simpson, Y. A. SimpBOn, Emma
James, Otbella Davenport, Lillian
Cunningham, Early Cunningham,
Maxcy Cunningham and J. M. Simp
son individually and as administra
tor of Sonny Simpson and J. F
To tho Defendants above namod:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in this
action, which was filed in the ofllce of
the Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas for said County, on August Oih
1002, and to serve a copy of your an
swer to the said complaint on the sub
scriber at bis ofllce at Laurens, South
Carolins, within twenty days after the
service hereof, exclusive of the day of
such service: and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time 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 1008?Ot.
C.? N. & L. R. R.
In effect Sunday, October tOth, 1002.
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12 02 p?m
1 1 7
2 02 p m
For rates, time tables, or fnrtherei
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W. G.Childs, President.
James A. Summers*?,Train Master
He will tell you?
That barley - malt is a
half-digested food,as good
as food can be.
That hops are an ex
That the little alcohol in
beer?only 8}4 Jkt cent?
is an aid to digestion.
But he will tell you that
beer must be protected
from germs, and brewed
in absolute cleanliness.
He'll say, too, that age
is important, for age brings
perfect f e r m e n t a t i o n.
Without it, beer ferments
on the stomach, causing
Schlitz beer is brewed with all
precautions. It is the recog
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over, because of its purity.
Ask/or the Brewery Bottling.
For ?ale at all dispensaries fa
the State, io quart aud pint
TBE BEER THAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
Notice to Creditors.
All persons holding claims against
tho estate of L. W. Simkins, deceased,
are notified and required to present
them duly attested to the Jud^e of
Probate of Laurens County at his of
fice on or b foro the 22nd day of May.
S. McGowan Simkins,
April 28, 1903.?4t.
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johns one, Welch & Todd,
Will Pructico in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
*W Money to Loan at reasonable in
Laurens, P. C.
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors of the estate of D. P.
Goggans, deceased, are required to
prove their claims before O. G. Thomp
son, Esq., at his olllce at Laurens,
South Carolina, on May tJOth, 15103, at
eleven o'clock A. M., at which time 1
will apply for final discharge.
J. vVade Anderson,
Administrator of D. P. Goggans.
April 24th, 1903-It.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
Court of Probate
Ex Parte Lula Dendy, Administratrix
with Will annexed, In Ho Estate of
E. J. Dendy, Deceased.
To M. W. Dendy, E. O. Dendy, Eliza
Llpford, Emallne Adam?, Cornelia
Orisp, Melissa Pierce, E. H. Watts,
J. C. Watts, Elizabeth Donald, Kittie
Nelson, S. D. Austin, Robert W Gol
den, Hennie S. Cole, P. A. Golden, C.
W. Golden, Llllaor Lena Donald, M.
L. Crisp, A. B. Orisp, Ruth Crisp, W.
E. Crisp, E. M. Crisp, Eugenia
Orisp, Sidney Crisp, Clara Watts,
Julia Lindsay, Richard Watts,
Dallas Watts, Alma Watts, Walter
Watts, Hugh Watts, Sidney Watts,
Virginia Watts, John Watts and
YOU are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the petition in this
action which is filed in the office of the
Judge of Probate for Laurens County,
and to serve a copy of your answer to
said petition on the subscribers at their
office at Laurens, S. C, witlrn twenty
days after the service hereof; exclu
sive of the day of such sorvice; and if
you fail to answer the petition within
the time aforesaid, the petitioner in
this action will apply to tho Court for
the roltef demanded In the petition,
which is to have the will of E. J. Dendy,
dec'd., proven In due form of law.
SIMPSON A COOPER,
Attorneys for Petitioner.
Dated 13th. April, 1903.
O. G. Thompson, J. P. L. C.
To the Non-Resldonts?S. D. Austin,
Robert W. Golden, Lilla or Lena Dona'd
and E. II. Watts:
Please tnko notice that the petition
In this case was filed in the office of the
Judge of Probate for Laurens County,
S. O., onlthe 13th, day of April, 1903.
SIMPSON & COOPER,
Attorneys for Petitioner.
ON THE SURFACE,
thinly plated Silverware
looks like the solid ware. You
can tell the difference in the way
it wears, but when the article
you bought for solid or triple
plated turns out to be thinly
plated , what are you going to
do about it?
Goods bought of us are
sure. We know what they are,
and we tell you, fully and frankly
all we know about everything
you ask to see.
Everything is protected by
our full guarantee , " It's better
to be sure than sorry."
STATE OF SOUTH CAUOUNA,
County of Laurens.
In Court of Probate.
Whoroas, Wilmot Smith has made unit to
inn to grant him Loiters of Administra
tion witli will umioxcil. on tho Estate and
effects of John H. Smith, dec'd?
These arc thorcforo to cito and admon
ish, all and singular, the kindred and
creditors of said John it- Smith dec'd,
that they bo and appear before me in tho
Court of Probate, to bo hold at Laurens
C. H., 3. C. on tho Kith day of May
1U03, sftor publication thereof, at 11 o'clock
in the foronoou. to shovvoau.se, it any tlioy
have, why tho said administration should
not bo granted.
Given under my Ham' Ibis 23rd day of
O. G. THOMPSON, J. l\ L. 0,
April 23rd, 1003?3t.
J. N. LEAK,
?fters his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
Address : Gray Court, S. C.
Dr. W H. DIAL.
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Chen Women
and Ii lldreu?
Ofllce hours in tho city from 10 a. in.
to 4 p.m. 'Phone -Residence No. II
Ofllco No. 80.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers tako care of what you make.
There is as much in saving as 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 pave 33 per cent of the nutt-i
cious matter that evaporates when it, is
not baled. Tho
Kyle Hay Press
fills a Ion? felt want with farmers. It.
is tho best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous that tho KYLE
HAY PRESS Is unexcelled by any
press on tho market. [t la going to
the front, 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 men and 1 horse. It Is cheap,
durable, simple in construction und
easily mounted. It is tho only press
that can bo made or repaired on tho
farm, it has no castiug to break and
cause long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It is the only j>re>s
that the farmer can ulTord to buy, it
pays for itso'.f out of the first crop.
Every farmer can own las own press,
and bale his hay at tho proper time.
A. L. HUDGENS,
Laurens, S. C.
A NEW LAW PI KM.
Tho undersigned h ive this day en
tered into a partnership for tho practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
R. A. G?JIM?K?
w. b. knight. r.e. i
KNIGHT A BABB,
Atorneys at Law.
<sir Will practice In all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to al
business Intrusted to them.
Ofllce up-8tairs, Slmmoua' Building.1
PRIZES ALMOST DOUBLED.
Sl.OOO IN CASH TO BE AWARDED.
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 "FLORO
DORA." A Hybrid or Staple Cotton worth 12 to 14 cents per pound.
Seed Now Within Reach of Every Farmer.==Order To=day.
"Florodora" is a cross between an extra staple cotton and an ordinary prolific variety, in which productiveness
and characteristic 1% to 2i inch staple are fixed, no deterioration having occurred, though years have elapsed since its
introduction. In other words, it will not runout.
On February 13, 1003. W. S. Wheeler, of Mayesville, S. C, reports: "Just sold two bales of 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 Somlnole,
S. 0.j has just sold at 134 cents.
I. B. Fonville, of ?oldesboro, N. C, made considerably over a bale per acre, though dry weather prevented gor?
mlnation till late, stand b3lng poor, while later, excessive rains destroyed by rot a lar^e per cent of the lower b ?Iis.
George W. Kelley, of Swalesboro, Ga , though using only 200 pounds of fertilizers per acre on ordinary soils b ly
ing secured not over two-thirds of a stand, produced a heavy bale per acre, selling the lot In Swalnaboro at I'M cents
per pound. W. II. Kerr, a reliable cotton buyer of same address, corroborates K*;lly
T. O. Sanders, Jr., of Ilaygood, S. 0., reports most flattering results.
J. Hurt Jones, a cotton export of Herndon, Ga., says my cotton is all I claim for it. It. is worth 12 to U cents par
pound and any man with half senso can makn as much of It on an acre of land as he can of any other kind of oolton.
Nicely prepared cotton, free from tr.ish, should bring not loss than 16 cents por pound.
T. P. Hunnioutt, manager of The Southern Cultivator, has seen reports from farmers of very satisfact >ry yields
and 13 to 14 cents per pound, and pronounces the seed cotton sample sent him by me the finest he has ever scon grown
on upland. This cotton differs In no essential from an ordinary prolific variety save in extra length of staple, being
adapted to every cotton aroa, most llattening reports coming from uppor and lower sections of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia. Areas north of Ohatanooga, Tenn , being adapted to it. Lint covers the seed as in ordi
nary cotton, common saw gins for shortstaple bjing used successfully for ginning it. I gin this cotton on any ordinary
H0-saw gin. Such gins havo a capacity of about, ten bales per day of short staple, but in dellnting my extra staple I
speed to not over live bales por day in order not to injure staple by cutting it. Do likewlsa.
Cotton of early maturity?plant any time in April or May?paying crops boing common aftar oats in June.
It Is nol only very prolific, but of early maturity, paying crop* being commonly planted aftar oats in .June. Wn y
do I plant this cotton to tho exclusion of nil other varieties, though farming in the heart of the short staple belt? 1 nevor
made moro with any other variety, while owiner to oxtra iongth of staple an independent markot is open to It, it boing
used extensively in tho manufacture of fino yarns, commanding never less than 12 to 15 cents per pound, when carefully
gathored. Why aro you planting common cotton? You have fallen In a rut and cannot soo boyond Its ed^os: then tho New
York and Liverpool speculators--the makers of prices, they who live by raising or lowering It at will?toll you cotton is
soarce, acreage reduced, loss fertilizer bought, cotton will bring 10 conts next fall. What aro tho fusts? 1>o:i'g be
lieve me; road your papor. More cotton In sight than tho sarao time last year; sales of commercial lortili/eiv, surpass
those of any other period inj,he history of the world; never before^such active^ preparations for an increased aoreaj
lUt.v v.- -,-,-r-- -- -'-1 T-.U- .V... V
productive capacity of this cotton is almost limitless, three to five bales p jr acre being posslblo, following an intensive
system of farming, an additional prize of $10,1 in oash will be given for tho greatest yiold of seed ojtton on one aero to
be determined as follows: An acre planted i foet by 9. feet will give, say o?l2 stalks per aero. Every contestant'for th >
prize must ship me flvo unpicked stalks. Assuming that 100 bolls will give one pouud of seed 0 jtton uad lav, ayerag i
of five stalks reprosonts the yield of tho 5512 sulks on an acre, the total production pjr aero miy thus be approximated,
not accurately, out In perfect fairness to contestants.
Every contestant must buy at loast one bushel of seed and will ba permfttod to enter for overy pri/.e. Unpicked
stalks only will be acoepted, as picked cannot be distinguished from an ordinary prolific variety. DdOaohed bolls will
not be counted. Five stalks In one paokage well wrapped and tagged for the 1100 contest for largest yield par acre.
Four stalks in one paokage with four samples of lint well packed and tagged for entry to tho $000 contest. All al ilk i
must be shipped, prepaid by express or freight to arrive at Allendale, S. C, not later than December 1, 10)3.
If this cotton Is what I claim /or it, It behooves evory farmer in the cotton bolt to proye it by correspondence:
if it is not, it is equally Imperative to disprove and brand it as a fraud.
Many contestants aro suspicious; tho' remitting for the contest, a vein of uneasiness is cvidont in thoir letters;
therefore in order to gusrantoe to ovory one perfect fairness, I shall ullow free transportation with accommodation if
ter arrival to tholr representatives from Atlanta, Ga., to Allendale, 8. C, constituting a committeo upan which will
devolve the responsibility for an honest awarding of prizes.
One bushel of this cotton carofully planted should cover four aores, which treated intensively should y ield a pas
sible 8-bale orop, returning in seed a sufficiency to plant any one farmer's entire crop for another yoar
Southern Cultivator of Atlanta, Ga., has consented to hold prize money and name commlttoo to decide contest
PRICE OF SEED.
1-Bushel Lot*, f. 0.fo. Allendale, S. C, $2.00 per foil. ?O^fou. lots, f. o. h.
Allendale, S. C, $1.50 per bu. \ V
Cash must accompany all orders. Remittance to be made by registered money lottier nnitaflh
express order money or certified check. ' """T ? 1 ?WUH
L. A. STONEY, AlleiWle,
REFERENCES. V J **u?Jn^
G. Walter Mclver, manager Fertilizer Company, Oharieston. S. 0.: J. E. Foster ?aina?L,, vf1* Q?Ut in **W8
Charleston^. OY] L. W. Haskell, vice president Southern Oil Company, U B^wal S^Y^?limf ^.'ff
general manager Southern Oil Company, Columbia, 8. C; J. L. OavVald, merchant %i2^IfttoAV^^Mm
: fiotel proprietor, Allendale, S. C; 0\ B. Farmer, banker, Allendale, S O.?'0 F Oalhonii, Zfe ZJ? ?' ?/?8 jo 1
* O. ; C. ft. Jordan, assistant manager Oil Company, Savannah, Ga.; T. P. ]H?iSutt i?y^