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LAURENS. S. C. May 18, 1908.
Tiik Advertiser has repeatedly said
that numbers of thrifty farmers are
saving money now. The Intelligent,
industrious farmers, as a class, are
making more headway than tho mem
bers of any other profession In this
part of the country. They are taking
care of their lands, improving them
steadily and at tho same time produc
ing larger crops each year. However,
the production of cotton, corn and
other grains does not exhaust the op
portunities of Laurens farmers.
Thoro never has been a timo when a
Laurens farmer could not raise a few
beeves and sell them at a profit. Ten
or twelve yoars ago, there was a profit
in beef production horo in Laurens.
Beef can be produced at as small cost,
or ovon smaller, now than then. The
use of cotton seod hulls and meal has
been introduced generally add the peo
ple understand more about crass grow
ing. Twelvo years ago baof sold horo
at from six to ton cents tho pound. Ton
oents was tho price for the best steaks.
Now the price is from ten to fifteon
cents the pound. In other words, the
prico of beof has Increased at least 25
to 50 per cent, and the cost, to the
farmer, of producing beof has cer
tainly not increased at all. Twonty-flve
per cent profit not over the cost of pro
duction Is as much as ono may as a
rule expect in anything.
Nevertheless, butchers in this town,
have actually not been able lately to
buy beeves In the county to supply the
local market and Laurens people have
been eating Western beef. This has
not been wholly due to a failure of
Laurens farmers to raise beeves. Many
farmers have found It profitable to sell
their beevos elsewhere. It seems plain
though that not enough beef is raisod
in the county. Good profits are sure.
Tho producer is not depondent on tho
local market?although tho prices aro
now high and promises to continue
high. Beef, like cotton, can always
find a buyer anywhere in the world.
For tho last few years the prices have
been tending constantly to tailer fig
Three or four years ago "spring
chickens" brought 12* to 16 cents here.
Sometimes, very early in the season, a
few people gave 20 cents, but the price
soon dropped. This year spring chick
ons aro biinging 25 cents and perhaps
30 has been offered occasionally. The
prlco will probably drop later but it
will not drop to 12i. In short, tho price
of this fowl has increased at least 33k
? per cent. Nor is tho producer de
pendent on this market. In Augusta
and Columbia, Savannah and Charles
ton, chickens will bring 25 cents on the
average the year round- perhaps 30.
We believe that a farmer after study
ing tho business and mastering it,
could raise and sell 10,000 chickens in
a year with less labor, on smaller capi
tal and at larger profit than he can
raise and soil fifty or fifty-five bales of
cotton at 8 cents the pound. The pos
sibility of cotton dropping from 10
cents, the prevailing price to 5 centp, ?
50 per cent?always exists. There Is no
possibility of the price of spring
chickens dropping from 25 cents to 10.
Meanwhile, thoro is as much money in
eggs as in chickens.
Tho Laurons farmer who does not
mnko a living and. accumulate some
thing would not make a living or ac
cumulate in any trade or profession.
^ Tii& Combat Thickens.
Tho Clinton Gazette Has the oar of
the Clinton Chronicle between its
teoth and thoro is a tearing, grinding
The Clinton Chronicle is sitting on
tho Clinton Gazette and there is a
nolso of pounding.
"Gentlemen may cry 'Peace." 'Peace!'
but thero is no poace. Tho war has
already begun. The doodle-fight is on.
Tiik Advertiser has already apolo
gized for saying that ono of the Clin
ton contemporaries was a wart. We
aro conscious now of villainous exag
geration when we said that. More
over, we are repentont. Nevertheless,
had we been acquainted with their al
leged weaknesses as well as each seems
to be acquainted with tho other'p, we
might have said something stronger.
To date, no profanity has been usod
by either paper. We fear though that
there Is evident in each editor a yearn
ing to cuss?just for relief.
Meanwhile, our esteemed contempor
aries and rag-chewor8 of Clinton have
our most distinguished consideration.
If either were a little bigger somobody
would got hurt.
To The Gazette?Why don't you hit
a fellor of your own size? Tackle The
To The Chronicle?Surprised that
you notice The Gazotto. Try Tho
' Newborry Obsorver!
There's plonty of good fun in a doj
A SURE THING.
It is said that nothing is sure excopt
death and taxes, but that is not alto
gether true. Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption is a sure cure for
all lung and throat troubles. Thous
ands oan testify to that. Mrs. 0. B.
VanMotre of Shepherdtown, W. Va.,
says: "I had a sevorc case of Bron
chitis and for a year tried everything I
heard of, but got no relief. One bot
tle of Dr. King's New Discovery then
oured me absolutely." It's infallible
for Croup, Whooping Cough, Grip,
Pneumonia and Consumption, Try it.
It's guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. Trial bottles
. free. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00.
The Advertiser has just received
46,000 Blue Ridge Standard and An
tietam Extra Fine envelopes?the best
commercial envelope sold. Also, full
line of type-writer papers, bill-heads,
lotter and packet heads. The Adver
tiser is constantly enlarglug its job
BARN WAS BURNED
AT MT. BETHEL.
It Belonged to the Methodist Parsonage
?A Sucres?fill Egg Seller?Hints
to Brother Bob.
Mt. Bethel., May 7.?The Parson
age barn at Princeton, belonging to the
Princeton Circuit, was accidentally
burned on the 27th ult. Rev. S. W.
Hotry, preacher in charge, will pro
ceed at onco to replace the burnt one
with a neat new one. Mr. Henry lost
some provender and his buggy was
Mrs. E. S. Solbort bad the misfor
tune to fall on the floor on last Sunday
morning from which she received a
very painful hurt and has not walked
any since, but is Improving slowly at]
The school at this plaoe, which is
being taught by Miss Alice Ferguson,
will close with a pionio on the 23rd
inst. Good speeches are expected from
several gentlemen on that occasion.
We will announce more fully later.
Sorry to see Brother Bob is having
more trouble. We were not surprised
at his relusing the devil's baited hook
twenty years, but we were surprised to
see him swallow the naked hookT line
and all at this late day, but It Is said
that Solomon was very wise until ho
began to grow old.
When your sorlbe has more time ho
will comply with Bro. Bob's request In
partlug, analyzing and diagraming
that noted duel fought in Texas sever
al years ago.
Farm work is progressing finely at |
this time. The grain crop will bo a
light one in this Community?
Mr. J. H. Henley of this placo says
he has sold ono hundred and fifty doz
en eggft since Christmas. Mr. Henley
has the Leghorn and barred Plymouth
breeds. Ho sells the products of his
poultry at Wares Bhoals.
The veterinary surgeon from Ander
son is in this community at this time
looking after sick horses of which we
gf?KBS&effiSSefi? bbss? bbbb bbbb
THE SHERIFF'S RIDE. ?
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Tho other night about 8 o'clock,
Sheriff Duckett went to put his prison
ers undor lock;
Ho thought them all in, but this wus
For one was hid behind a coll door.
Walter Lowe was tho negro who bid
And was recoitly arrested for raising
Not only a fuss, but a riot instead.
In which one mean nogro was shot
Now, Lowe was a nogro of many plans,
And hadn't been long in the sheriff's
So when tho sheriff looked around and
could see no more,
Lowo made a break right straight for
Not waiting to get on the prisoner's
Instead our sheriff leaped right on his
The sheriff rode well, there's no doubt
But he looked very comical on that ne
He rode without sadd'e, bridle or roln,
And for this very reason ho caused
Lowe some pain;
For not being able to stop nor to guide,
He struck, not the door, but its side.
As the sheriff was riding and free from
Lowo struck the door casing and
broke his right arm.
The sheriff rode well and without any
In fact, rodo tho nogro down a steep
flight of stairs.
[They sr."?ck the ground with a (Uppity
With the negro still running and the
sheriff on top;
When the negro with all of Ins onorgy
Lowe gave up and to his cell was
While the sheriff turned round and
said with a sigh,
I believe I'll go In and put on a shirt
that is dry.
Mow sheriff take warning when pri
If you want to ride one of them why
put on a saddle,
And put on a bridle as well as a rein
As you may by this save trouble and
There's a very old saying: There are
none to compete,
With a mule with Iiis hind legs or a
negro with his feet;
But this wo will add: That no sheriff
With our sheriff in riding a negro down
[Good luck to you sheriff, we know
you're the man
To hold to a prisoner if anyone can,
We wish you success, to see you grow
But get a good horse and don't ride a
Letter to N. 1L* Rial.
Dear Sir: You can afford tho best,
and your busineess experience has
shown you that it is also the cheapest.
If all men would learn this, they'd save
a lot of money.
Devoe Lead and Zinc costs a little
moro per gallon than mixed paints,
but it takes fewer gallons to paint a
house, and it wears longer. It is the
oheapest paint in the world.
Mr. Frank A. Morse, druggist of
West Rutland, vt!, writes:
I ordered 15 gallons of your paiut.
thinking from experience with mixed
paints, that it would require that
amount to cover my house. I used
only 8 gallons.
Mr. M. Austin Beloher, of Winthrop,
Mass., bought eleven gallons; he only
Our agent at Morrlsville, N. Y., Mr.
K. N. Dexter, writes,
On every job I have sold Devoe Lead
and Zinc has given good satisfaction
and has taken a less quantity than ex
We could make this letter a hundred
times as long with such examples.
F. W. Devoo & Co.,
I WHEN KNIGHTHOOD |
WAS IN FLOWER S
Or, Tho Loto Story o? Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, the Kind's Sister, and 'r
Happening In the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth ?Jr
ftVvwrirtca ?xnd Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin
Ctxekoden's Memoir fi&i
By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHAitLtS MAJOR] m
SOopvriQM, 1SQ8 and 1001, by thfIt<?rtn-Mi?r,iUC<im)>anu 4}?
i.ove'h fierce kwkktnk.su.
FTER wo had nil returned to
Oroenwich tho princess and
Brandon were together fre
quently. Upon several occa
sions ho was Invited, with others, to
her parlor for card playing. But wo
spent two evenings with only four of
us present prior to tho disastrous
events which changed everything, and
of which I am soon to tell you. Dur
ing theso two eveidugs the "Sailor
Lass" was In constant demand.
This pair, who should have remained
apart, met constantly hi and about the
palace, and every glance ndded fuel to
tho flame. Part of tho tlino it was the
princess with her troublesome dignity,
and part of tho time it was Mary?
simply Mary. Notwithstanding these
haughty moods, any ono with half an
eye could seo that tho princess was
gradually succumbing to tho budding
woman; thnt Brandon's stronger uu
tUTO had dominated her with that half
fear which every woman feels who
loves a strong man?stronger than her
One day tho rumor spread through
the court Unit the old French king,
Louis XII., whose wife, Anne of Brit
tany, had just died, had asked Mary's
hand in marriage. It was this proba
bly which opened Brandon's eyes to
the fact that he had been playing with
tho very worst sort of fire, and first
uuidc him seo that in spite of himself,
and almost without his knowledge, tho
girl had grown wonderfully sweet and
dear to him. lie now saw his danger
and struggled to keep himself beyond
the spoil of her perilous glances and
siren song. This modern Ulysses inado
u innstcrful effort, but, alas, had no
ships to carry him away and no wax
with which to IUI his ears. Wax is n
good thing, and no ono should enter
the siren country without it. Ships,
too, are good, with masts to tie oneself
io and sails and rudder and a gust of
wind to waft one quickly past the is
land. In fact, ono cannot tnke too
many precautions when in those en
Matters began to look dark to me.
Love had dawned In Mary's breast,
that was sure, and for tho first time,
with all its llcrce sweetness; not that
It had reached its noon, or anything
like It. In truth, it might, I hoped, dlo
in the dawning, for my lady was us ca
pricious as a May day, but it was love
?love as plain as the sun at rising.
She sought Brandon upon all occasions
and made opportunities to meet him?
not openly, at any rate; not with Bran
don's knowledge, nor with any conniv
ance on his part, but apparently caring
little what he or any one else might
see. Lovo lying In her heart had ninde
her a little more shy than formerly in
seeking him, but her straightforward
way of taking whatever sho wanted
mode her transparent little attempts
nt concealment very pathetic.
As for Brandon, the shaft bad en
tered his heart, too, poor fellow, as
purelj ns love had dawned In Mary's.
He knew the hopeless misery such a
passion would bring him, and helped
the good Lord, In so far as he could,
to answer bis prayer and lead him not
into temptation. As soon as he saw
the truth he avoided Mary as much as
As I said, we had spent several even
ings with Mary after we came homo
from Windsor, nt all of which her pref
erence was shown in every movement.
Some women are so expressive under
strong emotion that every gesture, a
turn of the head, u glance of the eyes,
the lifting of a hand or the poiso of tho
body speaks with a tonf??*? c' Jl
quence, and such WHS Mary. Her eyes
would glow with a soft fire when they
rested upon him, and her wholo person
told all too plainly what, in truth, it
seemed She did not care to hide. When
others were present, she would restrain
herself somewhat, but with only Jnno
and myself sho could hardly maintain
a seemly reserve. During all this tinio
Brandon remained coil and renlly
seemed unconscious of his wonderful
attraction for her. It is hard to under
stand why he did not see it, but I real
ly beliove ho did not. Although he
was quite nt ease In her presence, too
much so, Mary sometimes thought, and,
strangely enough, sometimes told him
in a tit of short lived, quickly repented
anger that always set him laughing,
yet there was never a word or gesture
thnt could hint of undue familiarity.
After theso last two meetings, al
though the invitations came frequent
ly, none was accepted. Brandon had
contrived to have his duties, ostensibly
nt least, occfipy his evenings and did
honestly what his judgment told him
was the one thing to do?that is, re
main away from n flro that could give
no genial warmth, but was sure to
burn him to tho quick. I saw this only
too plainly, but never a word of it was
spoken between us.
Tho more I saw of this man tho more
I respected him, and this curbing of his
affections ndded to my already high es
teem. The effort was doubly wise in
Brandon's case. After n time Mary
begun to suspect ids attempts to avoid
her, and she grew cold uud distant
through pique. Her manner, however,
had no effect upon Brandon, who did
not, or at least appeared not to, notloe
it. This the girl could not endure, and,
lacking strength to resist her heart,
soon returned to tho attack.
Mary had not seen Brandon for near
ly two weeks and was growing anx
ious, when ono day sho and .Inno met
him in n forest walk near tho river.
Brandon was sauntering along read
ing when they overtook him. Jane toJd
me afterward that Mary's conduct up
on coming up to him was pretty uud
curious beyond tho naming. At firs't
sho was inclined to bo distant nnd say
cutting things, but when Brandon be
gan to grow restive under them and
showed signs of turning back she
changed front in the twinkling 'of nn
eye and was all sweetness. Sho laugh
ed and smiled and dimpled, ns only sho
could, nnd was full of bright glances
and gracious words'.
Sho tried n hundred llttlo schemes to
get him to herself for a moment?the
hunting of a wild flower or' a four
leaved Clover or the oxploratiou of
some llttlo nook in tho forest toward
which sho would lend him-.-but Jnue
did not at first tnko tho Mm and kept
close nt her heels. Mary's impulslvo
nature was not much glvorV toMilutlng
?shfc usually nodded, niAl most em
phatically nt that-so after a few fall?
ures'fo rid herself of her waiting lady
jbe^.snld impatiently; "June, in the
name of licuveu, dou't keep so close to
us! You won't move out of reach of
my hand, and you know how often it
inclines to box your ears!"
Jane did know, I am sorry fv Mary's
sake to Buy, how often the fair hand
was given to sue!i spasms; so with this
emphasized hint she walked <>n ahead,
half sulky at the indignity put upon
her and half amused itt hoi' whimsical
Mary lost no time, but began the at
tack at once.
"Now. sir?l want you to tell nto the
truth. Why do you refuse my invita
tions and so persistently keep away
from me'.' 1 thought at llrst 1 would
simply lot you go your way, and then
I thought I?I would not. l?on'l deny
it. I know you won't. With all your
faults, you don't toll even little lies;
not OVOIl to a woman 1 believe. Now
there is a line compliment?Is it liot??
when I intended to scold you!" She
gave a fluttering little laugh, and, with
hanging bond, continued: "Toll me,
It not the king's sister of quality suf
ficient to BUlt you'.' Perhaps you must
have the queen or the itlosseil Virgin?
Tell me now'.'" And she looked up at
him, half In banter, half in doubt.
"My duties" began Brandon.
"()h, bother your duties! Toll me
"I will, If you let me." returned
Brandon, who had no Intention what
ever of doing anything of tho sort.
"My duties now occupy my thm in the
"That will not do," Interrupted Mary,
who knew enough of a guardsman's
duty to be sure It was not onerous.
"You might im well come to it and tell
the truth; that you do not like our so
ciety." And she gnvo him n vicious
little glance without a shadow of n
"In God's name, Lady Mary, that Is
not It," answered Brandon, Avho wus
on the rack. "Please do not think It
I cannot hour to have you say such a
thing when It is so far from the real
"Then tell me the real truth."
"I cannot; I cannot. I beg of you
uot to ask. Leave mo, or let nie leave
you! I refuse to answer further." The
latter half of this sentence was uttered
doggedly and sounded sullen and 111
humored, although of course it was not
bo Intended. Ho had been so perilous
ly near speaking words which would
probably have lighted, to their destruc
tion-to bis certainly?tho smoldering
flames within their breast that It
frightened him. and the manner In
which he spoke was but a tone giving
Utterance to the pain in his heart.
Mnry took it as It sounded and In un
feigned surprise exclaimed angrily:
"Leave you? Do I hear aright? I
never thought that I, the daughter and
sister of a king, would live to be dis
missed by a?by a?any one."
"Your h jhuess"? began Brandon,
but she was gono before he could
He did not follow her to explain,
knowing how dangerous such an ex
planation would be, but felt thot it
was best for them both that sbo should
remain offended, painful us the thought
was to him.
Of course, Mary's womanly self es
teem, to say nothing of her royal pride,
was wounded to the quick, and no
l'oor Brandon sat down upon a stone,
and ns he longingly watched her retir
ing form wished In his heart he were
dead. This was the llrst time he really
knew how much he loved the girl, and
he saw that, with hlni at least, it was
a matter of bad to worse and at that
.rot" would soon be?worst.
Now that he had unintentionally of
fended her and hnd permitted her to
go without an explanation ehe was
dcaror to him than ever, and as he sat
there with his face In his hands he
knew Unit If matters went on ns they
were going the time would soon como
when ho would throw caution to the
dogs and would try the impossible?to
win her for his own. Caution and
Judgment still But enthroned, and they
told him now what ho know full well
they would not tell him after a short
time?that fulluro was certain to fol
low tho attempt and disaster suro to
follow failure. First, the king would
In all probability cut off his bead upon
an intimation of Mary's possible fond
ness for him, and, second, If he should
bo so fortunate as to keep his bond
Mary could not and certainly would
not marry him even If she loved him
with all her heart. The distance be
tween them was too great, and she
knew too well what she owed to her
position. There was but one thing loft
?New Spain, and ho determined whllo
Bitting there to sail with tho next Bhlp.
The real cause of Hruudon's manner
had never occurred to Mary. Although
she knew her beauty and power, us Bho
There inn but one thing leftr?Nexo Spain.
could not help but know It?dot as ?
mutter of vanity, but us a matter of
fact?yet lovo bud blinded her where
Brandon was concerned, and 1 lint
knowledgo foiled to give her light us to
his motivofl, however brightly It might
Illumine the conduct of other men to
ward whom she was Indifferent.
So Mnry was angry this tlmo?angry
In earnest- and Jane felt the Irritable
palm inoro than onee. I, too, came In
for my share of her ill temper, as most
certainly would Brandon had ho al
lowed himself to come within reach ?I
her tongue, which ho was careful not
to do. She did not tell Jnne the cause
of her vexation, but only said ?be ver
ily hated Brandon, und that, of course.
k?X to. t?iC Whole situation.
\ . v ?.
After a fortnight this IlT h?m?r be
gan to soften In the glowing warmth
of her heart, which was striving to
reassert itself, and the desire to see
Brandon began to get the better of
her sense of Injury.
Brandon, tired of this everlasting
watchfulness to keep ? himself out of
temptation and dreading at any mo
ment that lapse from strength which
is apt to come to tho strongest of us,
had resolved to quit his place at court
and go to Ne*.V Spain at once. lie hud
learned upon inquiry that a ship would
Bail from Bristol in about twenty days
and another six weeks later. So he
chose the former and was making his
arrangements to leave as soon as pos
lie (old me of his plans and spoke of
his situation. "You know the reason
for my going," he said, "even If I have
never spoken of It. 1 am not much of
a Joseph and am vory little given to
running away from a beautiful wom
an, hut in this ease I am lleelug from
death Itself. And to think what a
heaven it would he! You are right.
Cttskodou?no man can withstand the
Ugh I of that girl's smile. I am unable
to tell how I feel toward her. It some
times seems that 1 cannot live another
hour without seeing her. Yet, thank
Qod, i have reason enough lof 1 to know
thai every slghl of her only adds to an
already Incurable malady. What will
It be when she Is tho w ife of the king
of Franco? Does it not look as if wild
life in New Spain is my only chanee?"
I assented as we joined hands, and
our eyes were moist as I told him how
I should miss him more than any one
else In idl the earth?excepting Jane,
In mental reservation.
I told Jane what Brandon was about
to do, knowing full woll she would tell
Mary, w hich she did at once.
root" Mary! The sighs began to come
now, and such small vestiges of her 111
humor toward Brandon as still re
mained were frightened off in a hurry
by the fear that she had seen the last
She had not before fully known that
she loved him. She knew he was the
most delightful companion she had
ever met and that there was an ex
hilaration about his presence which al
most Intoxicated her and made life an
ecstasy, yet she did not know It was
love. It needed but the thought thut
she was about to lose him to make her
know her malady and meet It face to
Up*OU the evening when Mary learn
ed all this she went into her chamber
very early and closed the door. No
one Interrupted her until Jane went In
to robe her for the night and to retire.
She then found that Mary had robed
herself and was lying In bed with her
head covered, apparently asleep. Jane
quietly prepared to retire and lay
down In her own bed. The girls usual*
ly shared one couch, but during Mary's
ill temper she had forced Jane to sleep
After a short silence Jane heard a
sob from the other bed, then another
"Mary, are you weeping?" she asked.
"What Is the matter, dear?"
"Nothing," with a sigh.
"Do you wish tue to come to your
"Y'es, 1 do." So Jane went over and
lay beside Mary, who gently put her
anus about her neck.
"When will ho leave?" whispered
Mary, shyly confessing all by her ques
"I do not know," responded Jane,
"but ho will see you before be goes."
"Do you believe ho will?"
"I know it." And with this consola
tion Mor.V softly wept herself to sleep.
A STARTLING TIC ST.
To save a lif.', Dr. T. G. Merritt, of
No. Mehoopany, Va., made a startling
test resulting in a wonderful euro. lie
writes, "a patient was attacked with
violent hemorrhages, caused by ulcora
tion of tho stomach. I had often found
Electric Bitters excellent for acute
stomach and liver troubles so I pro
scribed them. The patient gained
fro><-. fife flrtt, and has not had an at
tack in 14 motth.8." Eleotric Bitters
arc are positively guaranteed for Dys
pepsia, Indigestion, Constipation and
Kidney troubles. Try them. Only 50
cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
Cotton Mill Stock
Comes a little high,
but the cloth they
make is cheap.
Unbleached 83 c per yd
Bleached - 10 c per yd
Bleached and Print=
ed in fancy patterns
12ic to 15 cts per yd.
You can't duplicate
the quality for any=
thing like these prices.
Buy from the Manu?
turers and save three
or four profits.
Cotton Mills Store,
T. C. LUCAS, Manager.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
Address: Gkay Couut, S. C.
An examination for teachers' County
cortilicatos, will bo hold in tho otllco of
County Superintendent of Education,
Friday, May 22, 100?. Examination
will begin promptly at 10 o'clock, a. m.
ChaS. F. Brookh,
County Supt. of Education.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of L. W. Simkin? deceased,
are notified and required to present
them duly attested to the dudgo of
Probate of Laurens County at his of
fice on or before the 22nd day of May.
8. MCGOWAN SlMKINS,
April 28, 1903j-~lt.
for an inferior beer ?
Schlitz beer costs twice
what common beer costs
in the brewing. One-half
pays for the product; the
other half for its purity.
One-half is spent in
cleanliness, in filtering even
the air that touches it, in
filtering the beer, in ster
ilizing every bottle. And
it pays the cost of aging
the beer for months before
wc deliver it.
If you ask for Schlitz
you get purity and age,
you pay no more than
beer costs without them.
Ask for the
For sale at all dispensaries in
the Slate, in quart and |>int
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take caro of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
In making, and if you'balo your hay,
fodder, outs, shucks etc., at tho proper
tiino you not only save room and time,
but you savo 33 ror cent of the nutrl
cious matter that evaporates when it Is
not baled. Tho
Kyle Hay Press
(ills a lontr felt wnnt with farmers, ltl
is the brst yet made. Tho opinion
seems to be unanimous til at tho KYLE
HAY PRESS Is unexcelled by any
press on tho market. It Is 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 horso. It is cheap,
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted, It Is tho only press I
that can be made or repaired on the!
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other pross 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. HUDGENS,
Laurengi S. G.
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurenb.
Court of Probate
Ex Parte Lulu Dendy, Administratrix
with Will annexed, in Ho Estate of
E. J. Dandy, Deceased.
To At. \v. Dendy, E. G. Dendy, Eliza
Lipford, Kmalino Adam?, Cornolla
Crisp, Melissa Pierco, E. H. Watts,
J. C. Watts, Elizabeth Donald, Kittle
Nelson, S. I). Austin, RobertW. Gol
den, Hen nie S. Colo, F. A. Golden, C
W. Golden, Lll'aor Lena Donald, M
L. Crisp, A. 13. Crisp, Ruth Crisp, W
E. Crisp, E. M. Crisp, Eugenia
Crisp, Sidney Crisp, Clara Watts,
Julia Lindsay, Richard Watts,
Dallas Wat's, 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
act'on which is filed In tho 0IH00 of the
Judge of Probate for Laurcns County,
and to servo a copy of your answer to
said petition on the subscribers at their
office nt Laurens, S. C, within twenty
days after tho service hereof; exclu
sive of tho d*y of such service; and if
you fall to answer the potliion within
the time aforesaid, tho petitioner in
tips action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in tho petition,
which is to have the will of E. J. Dendy,
deo'd., proven in duo form of law.
SI \lt'SON & COOPER,
Attorneys for Petitioner.
Dated Kith. April, 1903.
O. G. Thompson, J, P. L. C.
To the Non-Residents*-S. D, Austin,
Robart W. Golden, Lilla or Lena Donald
and E. H. Watts:
Pleuse tako notice that the patition
in this case was filed in tho otlico of tho
fuigo of Probate for Laurcns County,
S. C., on!tho 13th, day of April, IIIO.'L
SIMPSON & COOPER,
Attorneys for Petitioner.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAU RENS.
Court of Common Picas.
8. W. Simpson, Plaintiff, against Davo
Simpson, Y. A. Simpson, Emma
James, Othella Davenport, Lillian
Cunningham, Early Cunningham,
Maxcy Cunningham and J. M. Simp
son individually snd as administra
tor of Sonny Simpson and J. F
To tho Defendants above namod:
Yon aro hereby summoned and re
quired to answer tho complaint in this
action, which was lllod in the ofllco of
the Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas for f aid County, on August Oth
1U02, and to servo a copy of your an
swer to the raid complaint on the sub
scriber at his olllco at Laurcns, South
t'arollna, within twonty days after the
service horeof, oxclusivo of tho day of
such service: and if you fail to answer
tho complaint within the timo afore
said the Plaintiff in this action will
apply to the Court for the relief dc
manded In tho complaint. ?0*JM
Dated August 0th 1002. ?23
**?* 2 F. P. McGowan, IS
April 8 100??(?t.
Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls
?. R. TODD,
WHITE STONE LITHIA WATER
Is the lightest wutor on the market. Wo roali/.o that this is claiming n
great deal, and wo could not uffot'd to muke this assertion unless wo know that
wo could prove it to ho true. Hut it does not take an export to test the softness
of a Mineral Water. When earbonating a mineral water, if iL is a hard water
tho gases will not be absorbed in tho water, and when the bottle is opened, tho
gOS08 escape, and the water is left Hat and hard, while if it is a soft water, like
WHITE STONE LITHIA, it will retain its gases for hours after being un
Head what some prominent persons von know have to say of the merits
of tho WHITE STONE LITHIA WATEIt:
Laurons, S. C , Sept. 10th, 1?02.
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Dear Sir:?I amusing White Stono
Lithia Spring's Water and am very
much pleased with results. I think it
the best 1 have used.
Yours very respectfully,
O. II. Simmons.
Laurens, S. C , Sopt. 12th, 1002.
Mr. J. T. Harris.
Whito Stono Springs, S. C.
Dear Sir:?1 take pleasuro in saying
that my family received great benelit
from the uso of White Stono Lithia
Water. 1 can heartily recommend it
to any ono in need of a heathful
J. O. 0. Fleming.
Greenville, s. C, Oct. 10, 1002.
After a service of one season at
White Stono Lithia Springs, as resi
dent physician 1 do not hesitate to
that the etTect of the water upon those
who drink it for any length of time,
has been perfectly marvelous. In vari
ably an increase both in Mesh and ap
petite was percejrtible in one week,
proving it to bo a mineral water of
undoubted powerful tonic property. Its
peculiar adaptability to diseases origi
nating from disorders of the kidney,
bladder and liver, such as Dropsy,
Uright's disease, Diabetes and uric acid
calculi, and all forms of Dyspepsia,
Rheumatism and Gout, is to be ex
pected from the splendid analysis. It
has been noted frequently that visi
tors before coming here had to follow
every meal with some form of correc
tive, or confine themselves entirely to
predlgested foods: soon discard these
entirely, being delighted to lind that
the water alone -nature's own remedy
sufliecd. Of the many who drank this
water this season for ten day consecu
tively, not one but experienced decided
benefit and a percept ible gain in weight.
varying from two to five pounds.
L. C. Stephens. M, D.
We have tho largest brick Hotel in the Carolinas or Georgia, with all
Electric Car Line runs from Southern Rood to Spring.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
White Stono Spring, S. C.
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."
Mrs. Laura. S. Webb,
t ii cl'i < nI<i? iii Womnn'* I>emo<
erat to <'ltib? of Northern Ohio.
"I dreaded the change of life which
was fast approaching. I noticed Wine
of Cardul, and decided io try a hot
tic. I experienced some relief the
first month, so I kept on taking It for
three months and now I menstruate
with no pain and I shall take it off and
on now until I have passed the climax."
Female weakness, disordered
menses, falling of tho womb and
ovarian troubles do not wear off.
They follow a woman to the change
of life. l)o not wait but tako Wine
of Cardui now and avoid the trou
blo. Wine of Cardui never fails
to benefit a suffering woman of
any age. Wino of Cardui relieved
Mrs. Webb when she was in dan
ger. When you come to the change
of lifo Mrs. Webb's letter will
mean moro to you than it does
now. But you may now avoid the
sufforing she endured. Druggists
sell $ 1 bottlos of Wino of Cardui.
W. B. KNIGHT. 1 2 R.E. BABB.
Attorneys at Law.
fiT Will praotlce in all the Stato and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
business intrusted to them.
Office up-stairs, Simmons' Building.
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laui'ons.
In Court of Probate
Whereas, Willlflot Smith has inadesuit to
mo to ?rant him Letters! of Administra
tion, with will annexed, on tho Estate and
effects of John It. Smith, dee'd?
These arc therefore to clto and admon
ish, all and singular, the kind rod and
creditors of said .John It. Smith dcc'd,
that they l>o and appear before nie in tho
Court of Probate, to he hold at Laurcns
0. IT., 3. C. on the Pith day of May
190.1, after publication thoreof, at tt o'clock
in tho forenoon, to show cause, it any they
have, why tho said admintslra ion should
not bo granted.
Given under my Hand this 23nl i!:iy of
O. (i. 'PIf094 PSON, j. V. C.
April 23rd, 1003?3t.
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd. ,j
Johiisone, Welch & Todij
Will Practice in all Courts, State aj
Federal, Office, Law Range.
Money to Loan at reasonable
Lauk e n s , s. c.
Dr. VV. 11. DIAL.
No. 110 W. Mniu St.
Special Attention filven Women
Onicc hours in the city from in a. Hi.
to 4 p.m. 'Phone Rosidonco No. 44
Ollico No. 81).
Notice to Creditors,
All creditors of the estate of D. P.
Goggans, deceased, are required to
prove their claims before O. li. Thomp
son, Esq., at his office at Laurcns,
South Carolina, on May 30th, 1003, at
. eleven o'clock A. M., at which time I
will apply for final dis* liargo.
J. vVade Anderson,
Administrator of D. P, Goggans.
April 24th, 100:t?It.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for tho practice
of law In tho Courts o' this St at e, under
the namo of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to ull business on
trustod to them.
R. A. COOl'KR.
C, N. 6l L. R. R
In effect Sunday, Octob r i9th, 10J2.
Columbia, 11 20 a m
Leaphart, 11 Id
Inno, J1 hi
Balontine, II ?l
White Rock, 11 50
Hilton, 12 tv?> p?na
Chapin, 12 00
Little Mountain, 12 1!?
Sligbs 12 L';>
Prosperity, [2 82
Newberry,. 12 40
Jalapa, I to
Gary, 1 05
Kinards, 1 |()
Goldville, 1 1 7
Clinton, 1 80
Parks, 1 Pi
Ar Lanrens, 1 60
Laurens, ?> 02 p m
Parks, ?> 00
Clinton, 2 22
Goldvillo, 2 84
Kinards, 2 43
Gary, -j, 40
Newberry, .; n>
Prosperity, ,t 24
Sligbs, ;j 3<|
I.Mile Mountain, 8 30
Chapin, ;; f,i
HP ton,- tu ^ ; 3 67
White Rock, 4 01
Balentine, I 07
I mo, ?-^2 l 17
Ar. Columbia, 4 16
HFor rates, linn tablot, rr^furlherein
formation call on any Agent, or writ
W. G. Childs, Pret-idci t,
James A. Summerset!,Train Master
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine TaM<&. ^ r&Js
Seven Million bones sold In pent 13 tooths. Thll ?jgnotnre?^ StTJC?*
In Two Days.