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Accident and Sic kncss Insurance
J. Y/G ARLINGTON & CO.
Magic Blood Purifier
Every bottle guaranteed, lor
sale by all Druggist.
LAURBNS, S. C. WBDlMESDAY, JUNE 24. 1903.
. KILLED HIMSELF.
Suicide of Preston B.
KNOWN IN LAUttENS.
Tied String to Trigger of
Ho Had Been in Insane Asylum but
Had Been Dismissed aud Was
PrestOn.Jj^JMitehell, a well known
citizen, wnolivcd two miles from Bel
tou, and who had friends in Laurens,
was found dead In a body of woods', 800
yards from his house Wednosday morn
ing by his wife, with a gun shot wound
in his breast, says the Greouvillo News.
Mr. Mitchell left home Monday at
1 'clock, but members of his family did
not take any notioo of his a bsence as
ho was accustomed to stav off and re
main for several days before returning
home. Ho had been in the insane asy
lum but the authorities believing that
ho had regained bis proper mind had
After Mr. Mltcholl had strayed off
Monday last, his wife noticed that his
gun had been removed from its acous
tomed place and she began to suspect,
that ho.* husband had taken it with
him. With the assistance of other
members of the family she began a
search for her husband. Not until Wed
nosday morning, howevor was the
missing man found.
Mrs. Mitchell discovered him lying
on tho ground with his gun tied to a
tree. A string had been fastened to the
triggor and in this mannor ho had
managed to shoot himself.
Ga examination It was found that
tho entire load from the gun had en
tered tho man's heart.
Mr. Mitchell was 50 years old and
leaves a wife who was formerly Miss
Arkansas Richardson from Alabama.
Ho was a member of a well known and
highly respected family and his wife
has scores of frionds who sympathize
with her In her bereavement. The
funeral of Mr. Mitchell was held Wed
nesday afternoon at 5 o'clock In Bolton.
It Is said tnat the doad man had a
brother who killed himself several
years ago by jumping from a house top.
You will appreciate our suggestion
that you use Bransford'a "Ollfton"
dour. It makes the bread, oake and
pastry for home people as well as vis
itors. Don't let your projudlco in favor
of another brand prevent your trying
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
Two bottles of Our Now Discovery
cures Kczrnia whon 12 bottles of other
^medicines failed. Write Mr. S. L. Da
vis, Laurous, S. C., about it.
Our New Discovery is tho greatest
Blood Purifier over sold?; Try It arid
know for yourself. Bcmelimqvit's guar
anteed. Prico $1.00<
M. L. Copeland,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS AND BONDS,
Sales Negotiated, Rents Collected,
Money to loan on farm lands at 8 per
Foil Rent?Two 8-room cottages, cor
ner Katharine and Boaufort Streets,
near Furniture Factory, at $0.00.
Three room house, with basomcnt on
Flvo room houso on Hampton, St., at
For Sale?One 10-room houso on
West Main Street.
For Sale In Clinton, 8. C.?Threo va
cant store lots in good location.
Block of nico store rooms on Public
Four acre lot with houses on East
Ono and one-half acre vacant lot, East
Three handsome cottages on Chest
Is as much a guarantee of
the value of the jewelry and
stiver ware we sell you, as
Sterling is a guarantee that
the silver is 925-125 fine.
This atamp merely vouches
for the quality of the ware.
We assure you the pick of
the latest arrd best designs.
We always strive to give
you your money'? worth.
AMONU OUR FBIENDS.
Dr. Fennel of Waterloo was here
Col. Johu II. Wharton was in town
Miss Leila Thompson of Spartanburg
is visiting Mrs. W. 10. Lucas*
Mr. J. M, Robertson is quite ill at
his home hero but is some better.
Miss Helen McQee of Greenwood is
visiting Miss Annie Gilkerson.
Miss CoDnio Jones has returned from
a visit to Newberry.
Mr. Henry Uorroli of Newberry is in
The Rov. Jno M. Carlisle is expected
hero tomorrow to visit John F. Bolt.
Miss Mary Boyd has returned from a
visit to Miss Lil Vanco in Grconvillo.
Mr. J. B. Rasor of Mountvillo was
Miss Boyd of Sparlanburg is visiting
Miss Jennie Sullivan.
Miss Blrdio Vanco has returned to
Miss Claudia Irby is visiting in Clin
Miss Bessie Brown has ro'urned from
Miss "Mary Ferguson is visiting In
Dr. Hair of Union speni Sunday in
Mtss Meta Sullivan has cone to Knox
ville to attend the summer school for
Mrs. J. K. Barton of Anderson Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. O. C. Flem
Mrs Kufus Wllcutt and Master Jack
Brown Wilcutt are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Brown.
Mrs. Harris of North Carolina la vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Miss Ethelind Goss, who has boon
visiting Miss Bessie Todd, returned to
Negro Killed at Shoals,
.News reached here yesterday that a
negro was killed while working on the
dam at Wares Shoals.
Haskell Dial has passed tho mental
examination for entrance to the naval
academy. Ho Is yet to stand tho phy
Tenant House Burned.
A tonant house on the premisos of
Mrs. S. S. Farrow was accidentally
burned last Wednesday. Loss about
Cross Hill Defeated.
Tho Laurens Cotton Mills base ball
team defeated Cross Hill here by a
large sccro Wednesday.
Married la Cartcrsvillc.
Mr. C. W. Tune and Miss Mary Lou
Young were married in Cartcrsvillc,
Ca.i last Thursday. They are expected
home at the end of this wook. They are
now visiting Mr. Tune's relatives in
Party Monday Evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Holmes of
Union, who are visiting Mr. Holmes'
mother, Mrs. S. P. Holmes, were given
a delightful party by the latter Mon
day evening. About a dozen guests
were present and tho event was greatly
Mr. R. W. Davis and Miss Nannie
Hughes woro married in tho Episcopal
Church last Wednesday morning. Lau
rens Pitts was best man and Jesse
Vance and Alcster G. Holmes woro
usher.;. Rev. W. S. Holmes officiated.
Thoy left immediately after the cere
mony for their future home in Foun
Miss, Jones Promoted.
Miss Pawnee Jones has been pro
moted to the position of Irst assistant
in musio at Winthrop College. The
salary of her new position is $<>00. Mies
Jones is a sister of Superintendent B.
L. Jones of this city. She has only
been at Winthrop since January and
this early appreciation speaks highly
for her attontion to her duties and tal
ent as a musician.
Mr. W. P. ChUdress and Miss Mag
gie Dillard wero married yesterday af
ternoon. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dillard of Ty
lersvillo. She is greatly liked by every
body in the neighborhood where she
i i veil and has many friends here. Mr.
Childress is a prominent and popular
business man of Laurens. A great
many people throughout the county
wish them tho greatest joy and happi
The ceremony was performed at Clin
MountrlHo Merchant to Move to Marlon
County, July 1st.
About July. 1st., Mr. J. B.Rasor, who
has been merchandising in Mountvillo,
will go to Mullins in Marlon cpunty
where ho will open a large olothing
and dry-goods, .iat and ?shoe store.
Reuben Olardy, a popular young man
of this town has accepted a position
with Mr, Rasor and he will alio take
his nephew, Maryin Anderson of
Mr. Basor is an energetic and well
Informed business man. He has been
successful in buslnoss in this county
and is in every >ay equipped to suc
ceod wherever be goes. There will be
much regret in Mountvllle that he and
Mrs. Ranor are to leave an well as
[among numerous friends in tho county.
THE HERALD SQUARE
First Performance Greatly Pleases
Large Crowd?Nightly Change or
Bill for the Week.
Tho Herald Square Theater Com
pany opened its week's engagement
with a Man of Fate Monday night and
a large audience was delighted with
this excellent popular priced company.
The musical features and specialties
were bright and clever and the ap
plause was frequont and emphatic.
Mr. Vauue is giving tho people line
entertainment with this lirst-rate com
pany and it should be woll patronized.
Thoro will be a change of bill with
The Midnight Call, an exciting ro
mantio drama, with specialties, is the
TO CULTIVATE CORN.
"Cotton Will Wait" Says the Brewer
ton Correspondent, but Corn Must
Bkewerton, June, 10.?News seems
to be somewhat scarco just now after
so many cloud-bursts and freshets on
tho water courses and protracted wet
spoil of a week or more. The farmers
are shoving the plow and hoe for all
they are worth and with all tho availa
The stand of cotton is not perfect by
any means, especially on sandy lands
and that which has come up since the
rains is small and needs to be pushed.
As cotton Is now worth 13 cents tho
pound the most of us will be inclined to
cultivate the cotton at the expense of
the corn crop. Brother farmers, every
one should know that the corn will not
bear neglect, There is no use to plant
corn if you don't cultivate it just
right. There are plenty of farmers
who have been in the business as long
as I hs.vo who dou't know how to make
corn, ai'd they give it more work than
I do, but not at tho right time. When
the time comes for me to go into my
corn crcq> it does not make any differ
ence how bad my cotton may be need
ing work, I go lo my corn. The cotton
will wait and not be hurt like corn.
Corn Is like a pig, if it gets stunted
while young it never gets over it.
Capt. B. E. Knight got his foot badly
hurt one day last week by one end of
a saw log falling on it. He has not
been able to do any sawing s'nee.
BOY BAN AWAY.
He Returned to His Homo in n Few
Last week the 13 yoar old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Wasson of Alma ran
away for a day or two and his parents
were naturally very anxious about him.
He was found near Waterloo, and Is at
homo again, safe and sound.
Successful Session Closed Lnst Week?
The session at WoiTord College closed
last week. Tho commencement at-1
tracted largo crowds to Spartanburg. A
large class was graduated and the ex-1
erclse8 were highly interesting. Many
prominent gentlemen from various
parts of the state, most of thorn alumni
of the college, were present.
*;?ATU OF MRS. KILEY.
Wife oraler. Dr. John R. Riley Passed
Mrs. Anna Riley, wife of Rev. Dr.
John R. Riloy, died at her home in I
Greenville Saturday, aged 03. She was
the daughter of Rev. Samuel Donnelly. [
She was educated at tho old Laurens
villo Female College, graduating in
1858, Three daughters and one son,
Mr. A. B. Riley, besides her husband,
During the 17 years pastorate of the
the First Presbyterian Church here of
Rev. Dr. Riley, few women exerted the
influence for good in this town equal to
Mrs. Riley'e. She was beloved by the
whole community and there wero few
who did not recelvo special kindness at
her hands. She was a Christian of tho
purest and most active kind, earnest in
her labors, unselfish to the last degree,
continuously helping others. Moreover,
she was gifted with a high order of In
tellect and on that account her inllu-l
ence was usually wide and lasting.
Those who remember her here would
say that they have known no woman!
of nobler character and few that meas
ured with her in graces and virtues,
Her venerable husband and family
have the warmest sympathy of many
old friends in Laurens.
Special Ribbon Sale.
On next Friday and Saturday, 20th I
and 27th, we will offer the following i
extra ordinary values In all silk taffeta |
ribbons, black and colors:
No. 100, 0 Inch wide, 25 cents a yard.
No. 80, 4 inch wide, 18 cents a yard.
No. CO, 3i inch wide, 16} cents a yard.
No. 10, 3i inch wldo, lo cents a yard.
No. 6,1 inch wide, 3 cents a yard.
Come expecting the greatest values
you ever knew and you will not bo dis
r The Hub.
Don't buy a stove until you come in
and let us show you the good points in
a Buck's Stove. Sold only by
S. M. & E. H. Wilko.?.
Now is the time to use International
Stock Food to prevent your stock from
dying by use of damaged corn. Every
R, P. Milam & Co.
CHANCE FOR BRIGHT
Vacancy to Occur In the United States
Military Academy at West
Congressman Jos. T. Johnson has re
ceived Ofllcial notilieat Ion from Adju
tant Genoral II. C. Corbln that thore
will bo a vacancy in the Unitod States
Military Academy from this district to
bo supplied ou account of tho faot that
Jos. Ii. Karle, the cadet from this dis
trict, will graduate in it'iii. This ex
amination will be hold in the near fu
ture,- the place and date to be given
out later on. The successful applicant
is required to report at Fort McPher
son, Atlanta, Ga., on May 1, 100-1. This
applicant shouhl he possess nil of the
required qualifications, will then re
port to the academy on June, 15, 1904.
This notification has been sent out so
far in advance in order that tho dis
trict may have ample opportunity to
secure representation in the academy
at tho expiration of J. H. Earle's term.
Accompanying tho ofllcial notfdeation
Congressman Johnson received a
printed circular containing nil infor
matian relative to the appointment
and admission of cadets to the United
States Military Academy.
Tho Tillman Case
Up to last night tho motion for a
change of venue in J. H. Tillman's case
had not been decided by Judge Town
send In Columbia. Five hundred affida
vits were presented on tho part of
Tillman and four hundred for tho
prosecution. One argument was made
yesterday and five are to bo made to
day. Tho motion will not bo decided
Only ono remedy in tho world that
will at once stop itchiness of tho skin
in any part of tho body, Doan's Oint
ment. At any drug store, 60 cents.
Every bo!tie of Our New Discovery
Special value in solid black and solid
W. G. Wilson & Co.
See our men's 95.00, $ti 60 and *7 50
Wool Crush Suits. You cau't touch
them elsewhere for tho price.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Heavy wells and fancy white piques.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Wo infer from the Spartanburg
Journal and the Charleston News and
Courier that somo unknown, myster
ious and fully concealed newspapers
published sensational stories about tho
recent Hood on Pacolet River.
Siraw Hats In great variety. Call
and sco them.
Davis, Roper & Co,
Just received another shipment of
the celebrated Alaska Refrigerators in
different aizep, with and without water
coolers. Call and see the line.
S. M. & E. H, Wllkes.
Young man do you want to keep
'"Kool" this summer? If so, visit Da
vis, Roper <fc Co.
The Louisville or Lexington man re
joices that his "Old Kentucky Home" Is
not In Brcathltt county.
A beautiful line of line, umbrellas
and parn-ois Just received to go at re
J. IS. Minter <fc Bor.
Fresh lot of neckwear and negligee
shirts just received. Wo invite all tho
young men to come and see them.
Davis, Ropor iV Co.
Mr. Hanna probab'y looks on Teddy
as more of a trace-breaker than trust
Fancy white curlain Swiss just open
ed. W. G. Wilson & Go.
The best exterminator for lice on
hogs or cattle is Warrell's. 25 cents a
Palmetto Drug Co.
Best quality of Mason's fruit jar rub
bers. Only 5 cents a do/.en.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkos.
Summer under vests In groat variety,
5 cents up, tho best that money can
buy. Davis, Ropor & Co.
The great Celery Tonic, f 1.00 bottle
for 60 cents.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Wonder if Rev. Dr. Ilillis is as blaok
as he would paint himself?
Biggest store, biggest stock, largest
variety, best quality, lowest prices.
Whore? At Davis, Roper & Co.
A New York bank declared an extra
dividend of 100 per cent last week.
And it was not a faro bank.
Speoial valuos in Oxfords and Slip
pers this week at
Seo our special 25 per cent, discount
on our ladles' street hats. All must go.
Davis, Roper & Co.
"Marriage is one grand, sweet song"
said a poet and they have organized a
ohorus to singjj, in Laurens.
A big lot of shirts just received,
worth 10 and 50 cents to go at 25 cents,
J. K. Minier & lit ...
Just received a shipment of India
Linons, checked and plain nainsooks.
For a limited time we oan offer the
oelebrated Celery Tonio for nerves and
b'ood at half price. $1.00 bottle for 50
cents. If you feel run down it will oure
you. For sale only by
Palmetto Drug Co.
Compare our quality of white India
Linons with any in thlo qr any other,
market at the prices.
W. G.Wbson A Co.
TO OURK A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
If it falls toouro. E. W. Grove's sig
nature Is on each box. ^r>0.
AT OKAY COURT
WIND DOES DAMAGE.
Severe Storm on Monday Afternoon
Hall and Huiu Hall in Other
Places in Comity.
At 4 o'clock Monday a severe wind
storm, accompanied by hall and rain,
struck Gray Court. It Is reported that
the store rooms of William MahaiTey
and Dorroh & Pedon were lujured and
that the Methodist Church was lifted
from Its pillars
Crops wore not badly hurt. Rains
have fallen In various parts of the
county in the last three days and somo
Mr. W. H. Anderson, buyer for Pa
Vle, Roper & Co. for their Ladies' De
partment has just returned from New
York, where he has been picking up
some mid-summer bargains for this
popular firm. Everyone is invited to
visit their immense store and see what
they are offering.
Alliance to Meet.
The next regular meeting of Lees
ville Alliance will bo held at Oak
Grove sohool houso next Saturday,
June, the 27th, at .'3 o'clock p. m* Every
motnber Is earnestly recpiostod to be
present as there is some business of
vital importance to all the members as
Alliancemen to be attended to. Lot
every one coino and let us have a lively
meeting. It has been somctlmo since
wo have had a lively meeting.
R. O. hairston,
B. F. Godfrey, Secretary.
Letter to Sheriff" Buckelt.
Laurens, S. O.
Dear Sir: It is all very well for us to
say that it takes fewer gallons of Devoc
Lead and Zinc to paint a houso than it
does of mixed paints: but you want to
For the same reason that it takes
less good cow's milk to feed a baby
than it does of skimmed milk.
Most mixed paints are fifteen to
eighty per cent, adulteration -incon
ceivable, but true. Water isn't paint.
Barytes isn't paint. Whiting isn't
paint. Benzine isn't, paint. Petroleum
isn't paint. Fish-oil isn't paint. None
of these uro a right part of a good
paint. None of these do the work that
belongs to paint.
All they do is to IiII the cm.
Devoe Lead and Zinc Is one-hundred
percent, paint. The adulterated mixed
paints are only twenty to eighty-five
per cent, paint.
Mixed paint ought to bo from fifteen
to eighty per ecnt cheaper than Dovoe
Lead and Zinc?no: the worst of them
oughtn't to bo anything. They waste
your money: yoxi not only must buy
more gallons, but you must pay the
painter for spreading the extra number
of gallons: and painting costs throd
times as much us tho paint.
F. W. DkVOE & CO.,
You wish you had ordered Brans
ford's "Clifton" Hour for to-day, but
you didn't. It isn't our fault; wo had
plenty of It roady to deliver at your
order. Don't get caught napping next
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
Just received seasonable dry goods,
calicoes, seersucker?, lawns, piquots,
cambric and muslins, fruit jars and can
rubbers, ice cream freezers.
Dorroh & Pedon,
Gray Court, S. C.
June 24, 1003.
Fort Sale?Two cows for sale. Ap
J. Wade Anderson.
For Sale?One lot fine pig?: good
seed peas, unknown and whlppovvil.
g. f. Dorroh,
Gray Court, S. C.
I forbid anyone hiring or harboring
St?lln Walker, my daughter. She has
left home without a cause.
Lucy Walker, colored.
Gray Court, 8. C.
For Sale?Two well bred colts, and
a number of Berkshire pigs from three
to ten dollars.
W. H. Dial.
Mood Stock for Sale.
I hereby offer for sale a fine lot of
Berkshire pigs. 4 or 7 weeks old, 10 of
them thoroughbred, but non-registered.
Price $2.00 to $3.00 per head if taken at
once. A. C. Fi ller.
Tho new army rifle may be all right
but Broathltt county has not yet passed
on its merits.
For Sai.k?One 2f> horse engine and
boiler, and one lot of :'l acres on Sulli
van street. Price and terms right.
W. D. & W. J. Barksdale.
Tho new crop of D. D.'a will soarcoly
For Sale?Pigs at $2 00 each. Also
limited quantity of peas; Speokled and
W. D. Byrd,
Laurets, S. O., R. F. D. No. 8.
June 3rd, 1003.?It.
Will It be the Panama?rred canal?
I will pay $17">. per share for Lau
rens Cotton Mills stock, subject to sup
Spartanburg, S. C.
Woods' Mowers and Harvester*?
best oa earth. Sold by Jno. W. Boeks,
Breworton O. You can srs this
machine at John Wade Anderson's
Our New Discovery is sold by W. W
Dodson, Laurens Drug Co. and Young*.
Pharmacy under an absolute guar'
At last we have found n roach de
. stroyer, 26 cents a bottle.
I Palmetto Drug Co.
PITTS TRIAL HAS
The Illness af the Defendant, Who
1? Now in AshcYille, Was
Mr. Heuben 1*1118' trial has been
continued until the next term uf court
in Spartanburg by Judge Danizler, on
affidavits made by Dr. Burroughs of
Ashevillc and Dr. Ferguson of Laurens
that the condition of his health is such
that ho could not stand tho strain of
tho trial at present. Mr* Pitts is un
der Dr. Borrough's treatment in A she*
Jim said thfe
His Ways Were New, but
the Ensuing Profits
From "Letters From <i Self Made Mer
chant to UU Smi," h)i Qeorac Horace
Lortmcr. Uy vermteston of small. May
nardii Co., Publithcrs, lloiton
The first collcgo man I ever hired
was old John Durham's son Olm. That
was n good many years ago, when the
house was a much smaller affair. Jim's
father had a lot of money till he start
ed out to buck the ?uiiverse and coi ner
?wheat. And the boy took all the fancy
courses and trimmings at college. The
old man was mighty proud of Jim.
Wanted him to bo a literary fellow.
But old Durham found out what every
one learns who pots his ambitions
mixed up with number two red - that
there's a heap of It lying around loose
In the country. The hears did quick
work and kept the qosh wheat coming
In so lively that one settling day half
a dozen of us had to got under the mar
ket to keep It from going to smash.
That day made Jim n candidate for a
job. It didn't take him long to docldo
that the Lord would attend to keeping
Up tho Vlslblo supply of poetry and
that ho had hotter turn his attention to
tho stocks of mess pork. Next morning
he was laying for nie with a letter of
Introduction when I got to the office,
and when he found that 1 wouldn't
have a private secretary at any prlco
he applied for every other position on
the premises right down to ofilec boy.
I fold IliUl 1 was sorry, but I couldn't
do anything for him then; that we were
letting men go, hut I'd keep him in
mind, and so on. Tho fact was that 1
didn't think a fellow with .Tim's train
leg would bo much good anyhow. But
Jim hung Oil?Bald he'd taken a fancy
to the house and wanted to work for It.
Used to call by about twice a week to
find out if anything had turned up.
Finally, nflor about a month of this,
he wore me down so that I slopped
him one dny as ho was passing me on
the street. I thought I'd find out If he
really was so rcdhot to work as ho
pretended lo be; besides I felt that per
haps I hadn't treated the boy Just
right, as 1 had delivered quite a jag of
that wheat to his father myself.
"Hello, Jim," I called; "do you ?tili
want that Job'/"
"Yes, sir,"' ho answered quick as
"Well, I tell you how it is, Jim," J
said, looking up at him?he was one of
those husky, lazy moving six footers?
"I don't see any chance hi the office,
but 1 understand they can use another
good, strong man in one of tho loading
I thought that would Keltic Jim and
let me out, for It's no joke lugging
beef or rolling barrels and tierces ft
hundred yards or so to the cars. But
Jim came right hack at mo with:
'?Done. Who'll I report to?"
That sporty way of answering, as If
he %vnx closing a bet, made mo surer
than ever that he was not cut out for
n butcher. J*ut I told him and off ho
started hot foot to find the foreman. I
sent word by another route to see that
he got plenty to do.
. I forgot nil about Jim until about
three months later, when Ills name was
handed up to me for a new place and a
raise In pay. It seemed that ho had
sort of abolished his Job. After he had
been rolling barrels awhile and the
sport had ground down one of his shoul
ders a couple of inches lower than tho
other he got to scheming around for a
way to make the work easier, and he hit
on an idea for a sort of overhead rail
road system by which the barrels could
bo swung out of the storerooms and
run right along Into tho cars and two
or three men do the work of a gang. It
was Just as I thought. Jim was lazy,
but ho had put the house in the wny of
saving so much money that I couldn't
flro him. So I raised his salary and
made him an assistant timekeeper and
Jim kept fit this for three or four
months, until his feet began to hurt
him, 1 guess, and then ho was out of a
Job again. It seems ho had heard some
thing of a now inachlno for registering
the men that did away with most of
the timekeepers, except tho fellows who,
watched the machines, and ho kept
after the superintendent until he got
in mi tp put them in. Of course he
claimed a raise ngnln for effecting
such a saving, und wo just had to al
I was beginning lo tiiko an Interest
In Jim, so I brought him up Into the
office mid set him to copying circular
letters. We used to send out n rnft of
them to the trade. That was Just be
foro tho general ndoptlon of type
writers, when they were still In tho
experimental stage. But Jim hadn't
been In tho olllco plugging away ftv
tho letlors for n month beforo hu had
Jho writer's cramp and began nosing
nroiuul Rgfllp, The first thing I knew
ho wns sicking tho agents for tho now
typewriting machine on to me, and he
kept them pounding nwny until they
made me glvo them n trial. Then it
was nil up with Mr. Jlm'g job again.
I raised his salary without his asking
for It this time and put him out on tho
road to Introduco n now product that
wo wero making -beef extract.
Jim made two trips without selling
I eupugli to keep . |bojLXOj&n& ^
ul the factory, and then he cnino into
uiy office with a long story about how
wo were doing It all wrong. Said wi
ought to go for the consumer Uy ad
vertising and make the trade coine to
us Instead of chasing 11 up.
That was so like .lim that I just
laughed at first. Besides, that sort of
advertising was a pretty new thing
then, and I was one of the old timers
who didn't take any stock In It. But
Jim just kept plugging away at me
between trips, and Dually I took him
of! the road ami told him to go ahead
and try It in a small way.
Jim pretty nearly seared me to death
that first year. At last he had got Into
Something that he took an Interest In
spending money- and he Just fairly
wallowed In It. He used to lay awake
nights thinking up new ways of getting
rid of the old man's profits,. And he
fOUIld them. Seciued as If I couldn't
get away from Graham's Extract, and
whenever I saw It I gag "d, for I knew
It was costing me men that wasn't
coming back. But every time I started
to draw in my boras Jim talked to nie
and showed mo where there was a for
tune waiting for lue Just around the
Graham's Extract started out by be
ing something that you could make
beef tea out of that was all. Hut be
fore Jim had been fooling with it a
month he had got his girl to think up
a hundred different ways in which It
could t>e used, and had advertised
them all. It seemed there was nothing
you could cook that didn't need a dash
of It. lie kept me between a chill and
a sweat all the time. Sometimes, but
not often, I Just hud to grin at his fool
ishness. I remember one picture he got
out showing sixteen cows standing be
tween something that looked like a
letter press and telling how every
pound or so of Graham's Extract con
tained the juice squeezed from a herd
of steers. If an explorer started for
the north pole, Jim would send him a
case of extract and then advertise that
It was the great heat maker for cold
climates; and If some other fellow
Started across Africa, he sent htm a
case, too, and advertised what a bully
drink It was served up with a little Ice.
He broke out in a new place every
day, and every time he broke ..out It
cost the house money. Finally I made
up my mind to swallow the loss, and
Mister Jim was about to lose his Job
sure enough when the orders for ex
tract began to look up, and be got a
reprieve. Then he began to make ex
penses, and he got a pardon, and final
ly a rush came that left him high and
dry in a permanent place,
Jim was all right In his way, but It
was a new way, and I hadn't been
broad gauged enough to see that It watt
a better way.
That was where I caught the connec
tion between a college education and
business. I've always made It a Tille to
buy brains, and I've learned now that
the belter trained they art! the faster
they And reasons for getting their sal
aries raised. The fellow who hasn't
had the training may lie Just as smart,
but he's apt to paw the nlr when he's
reaching for ideas.
Committee to Meet.
The Executive and Financial Coin
mi tee of the Laurcns County Sunday
School Convention will meet in the
Court House, Monday, June, 20th, 1903.
J. F. TOLHERT,
Summer is here, and you will want
to use more or less cold brcid. So b
sure to order Bransford's "Clifton"
Hour. It makes a light, white loaf that
retains the moisture longer ,than any
soft winter wheat lljur. We g.\u
an tee it.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. II, Fowler.
WORST OF ALE EX I'EKIENCES.
Can anything be worse than to feel
that every minute will be your last?
Such was the experience of Mrs. S. H.
Newson, Decatur, Ala. "For three
years" sho writes, "I endured Insuf
ferablo pain from Indigestion, stomach
and bowel trouble. Death seemed in
evitable when doctors and all lomo
dlos failed. At length I was induced to
try Electric Bitters and the rosnlt was
miraculous. I improved at once and
now I'm completely recovered. For
Liver. Kidney, Stomach and Bowel
troubles it is tho only medicine. Only
50 cents. It's guaranteed by Laurcns
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co,
This Week and
Change of Bill Every
lOcts, 20cts and 30cts.
Electric Fans Have Been Placed
in Opera House.
Specialties Between Acts,
W. C, IKBY, JR. W. Y, HOYl).
IRBY & BOYD,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all bneinoea
Intrusted to them,
Money to loan oa real estate on easy
terms. Office sarno as occupied by tho
lato firm of Ball A Blmklns, Lauren*.
Affair Took Place Near
THE USUAL CAUSE.
The Crowd Was Led hy a
The Mob of 4000 Was Fired Upon by
the Jailer hut it Again Advanced
and Captured Criminal.
For assaulting and murdering Helon
Bishop, a 17 year old whlto girl near
Wilmington, Del., a mob of 1,000 men,
led by a Virginian Monday night took
Georgo White, a negro, from jail and
Tho mob was tired upon from within
the j'vil and three men and a boy were
hit but the mob advanced again* Tho
jail doors were battered down with
railroad ties and the negro found In
his cell. He was then taken and quietly
THE JURY DRAWN.
They Will Seryo at the Coming Term
of Common Picas.
The following is the list of 3U petit
jurors to serve at tho July Torm of
Common Pleas Court, which will con
vene on the 13th day of July, Judge C
D. Dantzler, presiding:
J. H. s. Hipp, Scu nie town; W. P.
Thoniason, Laurens: .John W. Hanns,
Cross Hill: J. C. Boyd, Hunter; E. T.
Shell, Dial, C. D. Moseley, Laurons, J.
D. Watts, Laurens; W. B. Blakeley,
Sou Motown; S, D. Puckett, Waterloo;
Win. A. Willis, Dials: J. A. Franke,
r ;.ur?ns; S. M. Wiike?, Laurens; W.
H. Culbertson, Waterloo: Jno. A. Dav
enport, Cross Hill; J. 1). M.Shaw, Lau
rens: W. B. Cooper, Dial; Jno. F. Bell,
Jacks; W. M. Deck, Dial: W. W. Camb
bell, Waterloo: W. S. Bagwell, Lau
rens: J. B. Rhodes, Young; S. H. Goc;
gans, Cross HUI: Jas. T. Garrott,
Youngs; W. J. Balloy, Hunter; T. S.
Crawford, Waterloo: J. S. Craig, Scuf
lletown: G. A. Fullor, Dial; W. E. Gray,
Sullivan; W. T. Mahaffey, Pcullletown;
T. J. Weathers, Laurens; W, H. Hel
REPLANTING THEIR CROPS.
Farmers of Carroll Hard at Work -
Notes of Personal Interest.
CARROi.b, June, 22.?Tho farmers
are very busy planting over their crops
which the hail destroyed . All of tho
cotton and grain were beaten down to
the ground and the fruit knocked off
Mi. Uarley Turner has returned
home from Clemson, where he attended
Miss Corrinnc Hill spent today with
Miss Gcrtrudo Hill.
The many friends of W. P. Turner
will be glad to know that his eldest son
who is in New Orleans is able to bo in
^his office af'er a severs spell of typhoid
Miss Annie Grifiln spent several duys
this week with her sister, Mrs, Hill.
Miss Julia Turner is at home from
Greenville, where she attended school.
Mrs. F. L. Ho'land of Atlanta will
spend the summer with her father, W.
Miss Charlie Hill is at home after
spending the winter in Mountvile,
where she attended tho Mountville.
Flinch and muggins are taking tiro
day in this neighborhood now.
THAT THROBBING HEADACHE
Would quickly leave you, If you used
Dr. King's New Life Pills, Thousands
of sufferers have provod thoir matoh
less moritfor Sick and Norvous Head
aches. They mako puro Mood and
build up your health. Only 23 cento,
money back, If not oured. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmotto Drug
Want to Own a Home,
?^^jUiiuiV* -nTHE/- aai>BBfl^>
Piedmont Saveings and
?fters an Opportunity Cheaper
and Reiter than a Building
and Loan Association.
Why Pay Rents when
You can Own Your Own Property?
Represented in Laurens by
W. W.BALL and M. L. COP ELAND.
Persons having business with
tho Supervisor will find him or his
clerk in tho Oftloe Mondays and
Fridays of each week.
H. B. Humbert, Sup. L. O.
Dr. W. H. DIAL.
No. U0W. Main St.
Spe.-bd Attention Given Women
Office hours in the city from 10 a. rr?.
to I p. in. 'Phono? Residence. No 44,
Office No. 80.