Newspaper Page Text
. ?V. Ball,
A Newspaper Dispensary.
For thlrtoeu or fourteen years the
fashion has been established In this
state for public men of a kind to "cuss"
the newspapers. The great majority
of the people havo beon taught to bo
lieve that the newspapers havo been
"subsidized", that they are in the pay
of tho "money power." Not many
printers and publishers aro riding In
automobiles or owning privato cars,
but tho politician doesn't mind that,
ho oajo that tho newspapers aro "sub
sidised," which t? all iotents, makes
it so. Our most distinguished public
man, Senator Tillman, owes his pro
motion largely to effective abuse of
the newspapers, especially the Colum
bia State and News and Courier. Ho has
never left a syllable unsaid calculated
to Injure those newspapers and their
editors. They havo repaid him by giv
ing publicity to his utterances, print
ing his speeches continually and spend
ing thousands of dollars In advertising
him. Not long ago the News and Cou
rier published ono of his speeches that
was as long as tho 21st of June, (a
strong spoech it was though too long
for a man to read) and it must havo
cost tho paper somo hundreds of dol
lars. Other and smaller raon than
Tillman havo Imitated him, so that
nosvspapgrs have, among many pooplo,
come to be rogarded as enemios of so
This spirit has been less prevalent
latoly than formerly but auoa it crops
out. Some think it cropped out in the
quiot, perfectly managed and highly
successful shootiog of Mr. Gonzales,
provided of course that he was not
killed by a man under the Impression
that Mr. Gouzalos was about to kill
When a newspaper editor is stroll
ing along the streets with his hands In
his pockets, it should not ho forgotten
that he may be loaded with dynamite
sticks with a fuse attached. Be may
blow up at uny moment, and in the ex
plosion tho bystanders may all be
killed, tho surrounding houses flung
down on the heads of their inmates and
a wholesale Pacolet River sort of de
struction wrought for a couple of hun
drod yards around. A man who thinks
ho is in danger from an editor is justi
fied In shooting quick. It is due to his
family to take no chances. South Caro
lina has had two really creat editors,
men who earned reputation thats were
known Rcru s tho continent. Both,with
in fifteen ycare, havo been slaughtered.
In one caso the exceedingly skillful
slayer endeavored to bury tho body of
? the editor under tho lloor of his oltlce.
He was tried. It was a ca30 of self-de
fence. So tho jury said.
The impression being wide-spread
that newspapers are dangerous, the
situation of the editors is growing un
pleasant. We therefore propose a
"Nowspaper Dispensary." if the news
papers are as bad .is the politicians say,
the state would ho fully justified In con
trolling them. The legislature could
enact a law prohibiting the publication
of newspapers except by the state. A
board of control could be provided In
Columbia with a central nowepaper or
gan and sub-newspapers in all the
towns with county boards of control.
Perhaps it would save money to let tu ?
liquor dispensary boards run the news
dispensaries also. This would save
money and the liquor shops would get
free advertising. A principal object of
tho liquor dispensary is to provide the
people with "chemically pure" drinks.
Equally the people might be provided
with "chemically pure" editorial no
tions and news. "Fuss X," up lo 4X
newspapers, each duly marked with the
great seal of tha state, could be sup
piled. True, there would bo a few
"blind tiger" papers, suoh contuma
cious rebels as Kollock of Darlington,
Waring of Charleston and Major Jim
Bacon of Edgefield would require se-l
vere handling, but an effective news
paper constabulary would bo "the life
of tho law." Ed DoCamp of Gaffney
would doubtless have to bo killed (in
self defence), by tli3 constables but af
ter a time all would be serene and beau
tiful. The editorials would be pre
cisely what tho higher and mightier
politicians desired. Any man, no
matter how shady his record, might
run for oflloo and nover be molested.
Tho South Carolina Nowspaper Dis
pensary system would aim to hurt no
body's feollngs. Consequently, a re
tired horse thief or an ospeclally virtu
ous forger could run for and bo elected
toofllco without belog "libelled" "slan
dered" and "lied upon" by the "hired
fcrlbblers of the monoy powor," Un
doubtedly, groat and good men even
now are boing persecuted by the South
Carolina newspapers. This would be
stopped' Tho system, moreover, would
make money. Thoro would bo no more
delinquent subscribers. People would
pay cash for their papers, just as they
do for their whiskey . The services of
"/uaa X" editors could bo had for a
small sum and others in proportion.
Most of the editorial Ideas would be
supplied by the state, board of control
anyhow. Clearly the scheme would be
within tho "police powor" of the con
stitution, for its object would bo to
abate tho existing newspaper nui
sances. Nor would any invasion of the
freedom of tho press bo involved,?for
the individual has no better right to
sell "impure" editorial sontiraonts
than impure whiskoy.
Tho more we pondor it the better we
Uko it?tho idea o: tho editors belog re
' responsibility avid of the state
?Topic, with news and
other way can
if"" ? *
Tho Labor Question.
Nearer to the interests of the farm
ers tban any other question at Ibis mo
ment is the question of labor, Thero
are indications that labor will be
.career tban it has been for several
seasons. It Is soaroe now. More lands
are lying Idle tban have been for a
number of years and violations of labor
contracts have been more numerous
than during any year previous to this.
It appears to Tub Advertiser that
it would be wise for the leading farm
ers to advise with each other with re
gard to the best plan for dealing with
the situation before it becomes more
complicated. One farmer, who is in
immediate need of day labor for his
oropa, may do much to demoralize the
labor of a community by precipitately
offering higher wages. A line of ac
tion ought to bo quietly agreed upon
by tho omplovers of each neighborhood
and that Hoe should have the faithful
support of all. If for example, one man
offers Qvo cents the hundred more for
picking cotton this fall than his neigh
bors can afford to offer, the chances are
that dissatisfaction will result among
all the negroes in the vioinity and a
general loss will result even though
the scale of wages be not raised except
in the particular case.
This matter of labor is a practical
ono that, the farmers can successfully
follow by working together. Their in
terests are identical. Resolutions
about the prico of cotton, which is a
world question, have not accomplished
a great deal but in the mattor of labor
Laurens farmers can be master of the
situation, for a tima at le?3t, if they
will only cooperate in a business like
United States Senator Hopkins of Il
linois declared in a speech in Chicago
last week tha*? "it was a shame and dis
grace to tho nation that no negroes were
in congress from the South ;tbat the hew
ers of wood and drawers of water were
not represented by men of their own
race." For the sake of tho argument,
let us admit that it is tru*,?which of
course it is not,?how much more of a
shame and a disgrace Is it to Illinois
that negroes are not allowed to live in
"When negro miners go to Illinois,
Illinois white men kill them and starve
them and drive them from that state's
bounds. If it be wrong to refuse nogroes
the right to hold high oflico in South
Carolina, how much more wrong is it to
refuse to allow them the right to live
and earn a bare living among the highly
righteous folk of Illinois?
Tho right to live is at least of even
importance with the right to go to con
Good Everywhere Used.
Bransford's "Clifton" Is guaranteed
by the maker to be the best flour in tho
market. It is carefully milled from
sound wheat, making bread that Is
pure, wholesome andmutritious?what
tho American people need for their
daily food. Besides "Clifton" is an
all-round flour, being as well adapted
to making cake and pastry as it is
bread and biscuits.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowlor.
& THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA. ?
Two South Carolina Regiments will
likely go into camp at Anderson this
month, tho Charleeston Regiment and
the regiment commanded by Col. Her
bert of Orangeburg.
The Third Regiment, commanded by
Col. Boyd of Greenville will have their
encampment in Columbia. Having
stood a Columbia July, they will be fit
for Philippine service.
Walter Stephen?on was cut to death
by Joe Friday in Wright's Hotel, Co
lumbia, last Thursday. Friday was a
bell boy and Stephenson a waiter?
NIGHT WAS HER TERROR.
"I would cough noarly all night
long," writes Mrs. Ohas. Applegate, of
Alexandria, Ind., and could hardly get
any sleep. I had consumption so bad
that if I walked a blook I would cough
frightfully and spit blood, but, when
all other medicines failed, three $1.00
bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery
wholly cured mo and I gained fifty
eight pounds." It's absolutely guar
anteed to euro Coughs, Colds, La
Grippe and all Throat and Lung Trou
bles. Price 50 cents and $1.00. Trial
bottles froe at Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Who is he?
Who is it that makes the Fewer-gal
lons; wears-longer paint?
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
Pooplc's Loan and
Or Laurens, In tho State of South Caro
lina, at Close of Business,
Jane, 30th, 1908.
Loans and Discounts, $240,167.27
Stocks and Bonds, 16,000.00
Due from Banks, 29,540.07
Expenses and taxes paid, 3,861.58
Real Estate, F. and F., 0,476.00
Cash on band, 29,912.76
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Undivided profits, 69,071.40
Due from Banks, 3,717.43
Dividends Unpaid, 1,842.00
Cashier's Checks, 25 00
8TATEOF SOUTH CAROLINA,)
County of Laurens. j
Personally appeared before me, J. W.
Todd, who being sworn says: That he
is Cashier of the above named Bank
and that the foregoing statement Is
true to the best of his knowledge and
J. W. Todd,
11 to and subscribed before me
* of June, 1908.
C. W. Tune,
WAS IN FLOWER
Or, The Lot? Story of Charles Brandon and Mar/Tudcr, the King's Sister, and
Happening In the Reign c? His August Majesty King Henry (he Eighth
81 ?Wirrten and Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin
By EDWIN CASKODEIM [CHAiU.ES MAJOR]
Copyright, 1898 and 1901, by the llovccn-Hftrrill Company
TO MAKE A MAN OK HKn.
O It was all arranged, and I
converted part of Mary's Jew
els Into money. She snld sho
wns sorry now she hn? not
taken De Longuevlllo's diamonds, as
they would have added to her treas
ure. I, however, procured quite n
large sum, to which I secretly added a
goodly portion out of my own store.
At Mary's request I sent part to Brad
hurst at Bristol and retained tho rest
for Brandon to take with him.
A favorable answer soon came from
Bristol, giving the young nohleinnn a
separate room tn consideration of tho
largo purse he hnd sent.
The next step was to procure the
gentleman's wardrobe for Mary. This
was a little troublesome at first, for of
course sho could not be measured In
the regular way. We managed to over
come this difficulty by having Jane
take the measurements under instruc
tions received from the tailor, which
measurements, together with the cloth,
I took to the fractional little man who
dtd my work.
Ho looked at the measurements with
twinkling eyes and remarked: "Sir Ed*
win, that be the curiousest shaped man
ever I see the measures of. Sure, it
would make a mighty handsome wom
an or I know nothing of human dimen
"Never you mind about dimensions.
Make the garments as they nre ordered
and keep your mouth shut, If you know
what Is to your Interest. Do you hear?"
He delivered himself of a labored
wink. "I do hear and understand, too,
and my tongue Is like the tonguo of an
. In due time I brought the suits to
Mary, and they were soon adjusted to
The days passed rapidly till It was a
matter of less than n fortnight until
the Koj al Html would sail, and It real
ly looked as If tho adventure might
turn out to our desire.
Jane was in tribulation and thought
she ought to be taken along. This, you
may bo sure, was touching mo very
closely, and I began to wish the whole
Infernal mess nt the bottom of tho sea.
If Jane went, his august majesty King
Henry VIII. would be without a mas
ter of the danco Just as suro as the
stars twinkled in the firmament. It
was, however, soon decided that Bran
don would have his hnnds more than
full to get off with one woman, nud
that two would surely spoil tho plan.
So Jane was to bo left behind, full of
tribulation and indignation, firmly con
vinced that she wns being treated very
Mary's vanity was delighted with her
elopement trousseau, for of course It
was of the finest. Not that the quality
wns bettor than her usual wear, but
doublet and hose were so different on
her. She paraded for an hour or so
before Jane, and as she been mo ac
customed to the new garb ond as the
steel reflected a most beautiful Image
she. determined to show herself to
Brandon and me. Sho snld she want
ed to become accustomed to being seen
In her doublet and hose and would be
gib with us. She thought If she could
not bear our gaze she would surely
make a dismal failure on shlpbonrd
among so many strange men. There
was some good reasoning in this, and
It, together with her vanity, overruled
her modesty and prompted her to come
to see us in her character of young
hoblcmnn, Jane made one of her
mighty protests, so infinitely dispro
portionate in size to her little ladyship,
but the self willed princess would not
listen to her and was for coming alone
If Jane would not come with her. Once
.having determined, as usual with her,
she wasted no time about It, btit,
throwing a long cloak over her shoul
ders, started for our rooms, with angry,
weeping, protesting Jane at her heels.
When I heard the knock, I was sure
It was the girls, for though Mary had
promised Rrandon sho would not un
der any circumstances attempt another
visit I knew so well her utter inability
to combat her desire and her reckless
disregard of danger where there was a
motive sufficient to furnish the nervo
tension that I was sure sho would come
or try to come again.
I admitted the girls, and when tho
door was shut Mary unclasped tho
brooch nt her throat, and tho great
clonk fell to her heels. Out she stop
ped, with a little laugh of delight,
clothed in donblet, hose and confusion,
the prettiest picturo mortal ej-es ever
rested on. Her hat, something on tho
broad, fiat stylo with a single white
plume encircling the crown, wfts of
purple velvet trimmed in gold braid
and touched here and thero with pre
cious stones. Her doublet was of the
same purple velvet as her hat, trimmed
In lace' nnd gold braid. Her short
trunks were of heavy black silk slashed
by yellow satin, with hose of lavender
silk, nnd her little shoes were of rus
set French leather. Quite a rainbow,
you will soy, but such a rainbow 1
Brandon nnd I were struck dumb
with admiration nnd could not keep
from showing it. This disconcerted
the girl and increased her embarrass
ment until we could not tell which wns
the prettiest, the garments, the girl or
the confusion, but this I know?the
wholo picture was as sweet nnd beauti
ful as the eyes of man could behold.
Fine feathers will not make flue
birds, and Mnry's mascullno attire
could no more make her look llko a
man than harness can disguise the
graces of a gazelle. Nothing could
conceal her intense, exquisite woman
hood. Wtth our looks of astonishment
nnd admiration Mary's blushes deep
"What is the mattor? Is anything
wrong?" she asked.
"Nothing is wrong," answered Bran
don, smiling )u spite of himself. "Noth
ing on earth is wrong with you, you
may be sure. You are perfect?that is,
for a woman?and one who thinks there
is anything wrong about a perfect
woman is hard to please. But if you
flatter yourself that you in any way
resemble u man or that your dross In
tho faintest degreo conceals your sex
you nre mistaken. It makes it only
"How enn that be?" asked Mary
comical tribulation. , "Is not this a
man's doublet nnd hose, and this hnt
ls it not a man's hat? Tliey are all for
a num. Then why do I not look llko
one, I nsk? Tell mo what Is wrong.
Oh, I thoughf: I looked Just like a man.
I thought the disguise was perfect."
'?Well," returned Brandon, "if you
"t permit nut to sny so, you are on
*oo symmetrical and shapely
? V r ~- ^-.
over to pass for n man."
Tho flaming color was In bor checks
ns Ilrnndon wont on: "Your feet are
too small, even for n boy's feet. I
don't think you could bo made to look
llko a man If you worked from now
Ilrnndon spoke In a troubled tone,
for ho was beginning to see In Mary's
perfect and irrepressible womanhood
an Insurmountable difficulty right
across his path.
"As to your feet, you might find
larger shoe's, or, better still, Jack boots,
and, ns to your hose, you might wear
longer trunks, but what to do about
the doublet I am sure I do not know."
Mary looked up helpless and forlorn,
and the hot face went into her bended
elbow ns a realization of the situation
seemed to dawn upon her.
"Oh, I wish I had not come! But I
wanted to grow accustomed, so that I
could wear them before otbers. I be
lieve I could bear It more easily with
any one else. I did not think of it in
that way." And she snatched her
cloak from where it hud fallen on tbe
floor and threw it around her.
"What way, Mary?" asked Brandon
gently and receiving no answer. "But
you will have to bear my looking at
you all the time If you go with mo."
"I don't believe I can do it."
"No, no," answered he, bravely at
tempting cheerfulness; "wo may as
well give it up. I have had no hopo
from the llrst. I knew it could not bo
done, and it should not. I was both
insane and criminal to think of per
mitting you to try it."
Brandon's forced cheerfulness died
out with his words, and he sank luto a
chair, with his elbows on his knees and
Brandon and I were struclt dumb with
his face In his hands. Mary ran to him
at once. There had been a little mo
ment of faltering, but thero was no
real surrender in her.
Dropping on her knee beside hlin, she
said coaxlngly: "Don't give up. You
are a man; you must not surrender
and let me, a girl, prove the stronger.
Shame upon you when I look up to
you so much and expect you to help me
be brave! I will go. I will arrange
myself In some way. Oh, why am I
not different? I wish I were ns straight
ns the queen." And for that first time
in her life she bewailed her beauty be
cause it stood between her and Bran
She soon coaxed him out of his de
spondency, and wo began again to plan
the matter in detail.
The girls sat on Brandon's clonk and
he and I on the camp stool and a box.
Marj*'s tlmo was well occupied in
vain attempts to keep herself covered
with the cloak, which scorned to have
a right good will toward Brandon and
me, but she kept track of our plans,
which, in brief, were as follows: As
to her costume, we would substitute
long trunks and jack boots for shoes
and hose, and, as to doublet, Mary
laughed and blushlngly said she had a
plan which she would secretly impart
to Jane, but would not tell us. She
whispered It to Jane, who, as serious
as tho lord chancellor, gnvo judgment
and "thought It would do." We hope*
so. but were full of doubts.
This Is all tame enough to write and
read about, but I can tell you It wns
sufficiently exciting at the time. Three
of us at least were playing with that
comical fellow, Death, and he gave tho
Knine Interest and point to our hearts'
As to the elopement, it was deter
mined that Ilrnndon should leave I.on
don the following day for Bristol and
make nil arrangements along the line.
He would carry with him two bundles,
his own and Mary's clothing, and leave
them to be taken up when they should
go a-shiphoard. Bight horses would
be procured, four to be left ns n relay
at an Inn between Berkeley cnstlo and
Bristol find four to he kept at the ren
dezvous some two leagues the other
side of Berkeley for the use of Bran
don, Mary and the two men from Bris
tol who were to act ns an escort on the
eventful night. There was one dis
agreeable little fenture that we could
not provide against nor entirely elim
inate. It was the fact that Jane nnd
I should bo suspected ns accomplices
before the fact of Mary's elopement,
nnd, as you know, to assist In the (in
duction of a princess is treason, for
which there Is 4>ut oun remedy. I
thought I had a plan to keep ourselves
safe if I could only stilt) for the onco
Jane's troublesomo nnd vigorous tend
ency to preach tho truth to all peoplo
upon all subjects and at all times and
places. She promised to tell the story
I slipuld drill into her, but I knew the
truth would seep out In a thousand
ways. She could no more hold it than
a sieve can hold water. We were play
lug for great stokes, which, if I do say
it, none but tho bravest hearts, bold
and daring as the truest knights of
chivalry, would think of trying for?
nothing less than the running away
with tho first princess of the first blood
royal of the world. Think of itl It
nppnlls me even now. Discovery meant
death to one of us surely, Brandon;
possibly to two others, Jane and me,
certainly if .faun's truthfulness should
'wctouio unmanageable, ns it was apt
After wo had settled everything we
could think of the girls took their leave,
Mary slyly kissing Brandon nt the
door. I tried to induce Jane to follow
her lady's example, but she was as
cool nnd distant as the new moon.
The next day Drimd&i paid his re
scoetR to the king a/!T 'hoo\\. made his
adieus to his frTeiids and rode off aloue
to Bristol. You may be sure the klug
showed no signs of uuduc grief at bis
TO BE CONTINUED.
A oase oame to light that for per
sistent and unmerciful torture has per
br.ps never been equaled. Joe Goto*
biok of Coluaa, Calif, writes. "For 16
voars I endured insufferable pain from
Uheumatlsm and nothing relieved me
through 1 tried everything known. I
came across Electrio Bitters and it's
the greatest medicine on earth for that
trouble. A few bottles of it completely
relieved and cured me." Just as good
for Liver und Kidney troubles and
general debility. Only 50 cents. Sat
isfaction guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
CRYSTALIZED MINERAL. WATER
removos all inflammation
wherevor It exists but
never disturbs the healthy
ouros by removing tho
cause of disease.
can bo used internally,
externally and eternally
"Take Kalola six days and eat any
thing you want. Numerous testimo
nials received dally from people who
havo beon oured by this wondorful
remedy. On sale at Drug Storos
Price 50 cts and $1.00 per bottle.
W. C. IRBY, JR. W. Y. BOYD,
IRBY & BOYD,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business
intrusted to them.
Money to loan on real estate on easy
t'erms. Office same as occupied by the
lato Arm of Ball & Simkins, Laurens.
Want to Own a Home,
-^vw/iiiu? ?THE/ "mS*B^ft?
Piedmont Savoings and
?fters an Opportunity Cheaper
and Better than a Building
and Loan Association.
Why Pay Rents when
You can Own Your Own Property?
Represented in Laurons by
W. W.BALL and M. L. COPKLAND.
College of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
118th Year Begins Soptembcr 25.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
Scholarship to each County of South
Carolina. Extranco examinations held
at Laurens by County Superintendent
and Judge of Probate on July 10th.
Tuition $40. Board and furnished
room in Dormitory, $10 per month. All
candidates for admission are permitted
to compete for Boyco Scholarships,
which will pay $100 a year. For cata
May 25th, 1003.?12t.
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cine and am pleased to say that I never
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good satisfaction. I heartily recom
mend It to all owner* of stock.
J. B. BELSHER, St. Louis, Mo.
Sick stock or poultry should not
eat cheap stock food any more than
sick persons should expect to be
cored by food. When your stock
and poultry aro sick give them med
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and stir un tho torpid liver and the
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It cures every malady of stock if
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timeaover. Horses wortcbetter. Cows
give more milk. Hogs gain flesh.
And hens lay more eggs. It solves tho
Sroblom of making as much blood,
esh and energy as possiblo out of
tho smallest amount of food con
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Barred Plymouth Kocks.
My hens are laying every day.
Plenty of eggs at $1.50 the setting of
18. There is no better Plymouth Rook
stock in the country.
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Mountville, S. C.
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But get the right beer, for some beer is not healthful.
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The best pulverizer?cheapest
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Half and full Bleached Linen
Table Damask. These are from
the looms of Richardson Sons
& Owden, Belfast, Ireland. Ack
nowledged the best linen manu
facturers in the world.
Our stock is again replenished
with nice sheer white lawns and
organdy. Also fancy woven
stripes in white. If you are in
search of a nice light weight
wool fabric for skirting see the
new weaves just opened at
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.WE MAMV, A SPECIALTY OF.
International Stock Food Company's Products
. WHICH HAVE A WORLD-WIDE REPUTATION! .
International Stock Food, 25c and 50c; Colic
cure, 50c; Gall Cure, 25c; Louse Killer, 25c;
Poultry Food, 25c; Quick Cleaner, 25c; Silver
Pine Healing Oil, 25c.
Use in Time! Prevent Diseases!
A Small Investment May Save You Great Loss!
ONE CAR LOAD OF ABOVE JUST RECEIVED.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest cofliti to the best Me
talic cases in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
?draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Balentinc House.
R. P. MILAM & GO.
Sunburn and Tan
the chief annoyances of a Summer
outing. They arc apt to greatly lessen the
pleasure of your vacation, and a remedy
that can be depended upon is worth know
Pond Lily Cream
removes the smart of Sunburn at once, pre
vents tan, cures prickly heat, chaps or red
ness of the skin, and is good for the bites
or stings of insecls. It is a cooling, soothing
and healing preparation that is worth far
more than it costs. Price 25 cents. A dol
lar's worth of comfort in every bottle.
W. W4 DODSON
Bids Called For.
THE County Board of Commissioners
for Laurons County wilt receive sealed
bids from competent persons on the 25th
day of July. A. I). 190.'), for the re-indwx
ing of the Real Estate Mortgages re
corded in the ofliee of the Clerk of Court,
for Laurens Countv. The said records
from the year 1878 to he re-indoxed ac
cording to specitfcations on tile in tho
ofiico of the Clerk of Court for Laurons
County. Bond will bo required of the
perjon to whom tho contract is awarded
in double tho amount of his bid. The
said Commissioners reserve the right to
reject any or all bids.
H. 13. HUMBERT.
J. H. HUNTER,
July 2, 1003?-It. Commissioners.
THE examinations for tho award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for tho admission of new stu
den's will be held at tho County Court.
Houso on Friday, .fuly 10th, at 0 a. m.
Applicants must not ba less than flf
teeu voars of age.
When scholarships are vacated after
July 10th. they will bo awarded to those
making the highest average at this ex
Tho next session will open about
September 16, 1003.
For further information and a cata
logue, address D. H. JOHNSON,
5 Rock Hill. S. O.
Cotton Mill Stock
Comes a little high, but the
cloth they make is cheap.
Unbleached 83C per yd
Bleached 10c per yd
Bleached and Printed in
12s>c -to 15ct,s per yd
You can't duplicate the
quality for anything like
these prices. Buy from the
Manufacturers and save
three or four profits.
Cotton Mills Store*
T. 0. LUCAS, Manager.
Is as much a guarantee of
the value of the jewelry and
silverware we sell you, as
Sterling is a guarantee that
the silver is 925-125 line.
This stamp merely vouches
for the quality of the ware.
We assure you the pick of
the latest and best designs.
We always strive to give
you your money's worth.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers tako bare 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 savo room and time,
but you ?avo 33 per cont of the nutri
olous matter that evaporates when It la
not baled. Tho
Kyle Hay Tress
fills a long 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 the market. It Is going to
the front, already a groat number of
them have boon sold, you only need to
try it to bo pleased. It is oasy oper
ated by 2 mon and 1 horso. It is cheap,
durable, simplo in construction and
easily mounted. It is tho only press
that can be mado or repaired on tho
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No othor press has
this advantage It is tho only press
that the farmer oan afford to buy, it
nays for itself out of tho first crop.
Every farmer can own his own press,
and bale his hay at the proper time.
A. L. HUDGENS,
Laurons, S. C.
Charleston and Western Carolina K L
AUGUSTA and ASHKVILLE SHORT
Schedule in Effect Mar. 1,1003.
2:07 p m Lv. Laurens Ar 1:30 p m
d30pm ArSpartanburg, Lv 1201pm
3 40 pm IiV Spartanburg Ar 10 25 am
5 32 pro Ar Saluda Lv 8 3i> am
6 H pm Ar Hendersonvllle Lv 8 05 am
(C, A W. C. Railway)
1 55 pm Lv Laurens Ar 1 45 pm
251pm Lv Greenwood Arl24ipm
5 20 pm At Augusta Lv 10 10 am
2 35 pm Lv Augusta Ar 11 65 am
6 30 pm Ar Beaufort Lv 7 50 pm
0 45 pm Ar Port Royal Lv 7 40 am
2 09 pm Lv Laurens Ar 135 pm
8 25 pro. Ar Greenville Lv. 12 15 pm
For information relative to tickets
rates, sohedulea, eto., address
J. R. NOLAN, Agent Laurens 8. O.
GEO. T. BRYAN, G. A.
* ERNEST WILLIAMS,
Gen. Pass. Agent, Augusta, Ga.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Man,