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In the loins.
Nervousness, unrcfrcshlng sleep, despon
It is time you were doing something,
j^k The kidneys wero anciently culled the
^?reins ? in your case they ore holding the
^pcihs and driving you into serious trouble.
Y Hood's Sarsaparilla
Acts with the most direct, beneficial effect
on the kidneys. It contains the best and
safest substances for correcting and toning
1Incidents of n Horse Back
SOME HAUE- HOADS.
How tlio LaurciiH Farmer
Yisiting a Rooky Boom in n Mountain
Vide Where Pacolot's Waters IMny
?A Kind henited Orphan.
AIauion, N. C, Aug. 1. Saturday
night. It's a long ride from Spartan
burg hero, especially if ono takes it
slow as I am taking it. The dUiance,
by way of 1 Tendcrsonvilio is a little
over a hundred niilos in snaky semi
circles. Tho road is an everlasting
winding and dipping through tho
woods over tho hills and across a thou
^ \? rwyself and my tlireo friends
v??^$?"?do a man and two horses,
h p. ;1 tho waudoring journey thus
f?^ ^% well. Yes, we are all a little
?nl^L^ ,l nn(* horses about equally.
V?% xAted" out of Spartanburg at 11
o'cf?ci* '.Tuesday morning. Each of us
have a pair of saddlebags and a rubber
coat. Wednesday night we stayed at
Lunurum. At nlno o'clock Thursday
morning wo woro in Tryon whore I
called on an old friend, a Kentuckian,
a renl Kentuckian in tho best sense.
Ifo could not do too much for us and
among other things that ho did was to
introduco us to 'Squire1 Mills who was
A goiog to ride throe or four miles to
ft wards llendersonvlllo. Squire Mills is
"one of the line old Confederate veterans
that ono meets up here, a cousin of
Capt. Columbus Mills who served on
General Gary's staIT. The Squire rode
with us to Melrose Kails. First you
rldo up the mountains. Then, if Squire
Mills is with you, you tio your horses
and crawl through the bushes down it.
If the Squire is not with yon, you had
best leavo the falls to visit eoiuo other
,latino. A tributary of Pacolot River
loaps out of the bushes on tho moun
tain side and dashes into spray on the
rocks thirty feet below. AH around in
a half circlo are walls of rocks. In
r^front is a ponderous boulder around
which tho crooks foams and dances to
auotbor fall below.
This rough, rock room with Its furni
ture of great massed of broken rock, in
tho sheer mountain side, with the aun
Hght looricg in and making rainbows
in tho spray, is an excellent spot for
* love making, I should think, provided
you havo a girl with you ar.d a lunch.
Almost any kind of a girl would do, the
place is so beautiful, but tho lunch
should bo heavy?broiled ham between
slabs of buttered bread preferred. We
had the lunch but girls wore nowhere
to be seen in thie locality.
Crawling back to our horse3 'Squire
Mills left us. Throe miles further
through the woods we c<-me to a cabin
inhabited by a man and woman and a
covey of children. The man was a
goo 1 fellow and sold us corn and fod
der for the cattle. We fod on apples,
it rained tremendous. These folks
were about tho poorest I havo soon
oven in these mountains. Nobody is
as poor in Laurens County as these
^.} mountaineers. I do not mean the farm
ers along the streams. The valleys are
beautiful. There are many pretty farm
hoii803 with good outhouses and fields
of corn and peas and broad stretches of
meodow. Even in tho valleys through
tho crops are poor this year?poorer
than in Laurens. But the mountaineer
on the mountain side, in his cabin,
with his little apple orchand and yoke
of steers?we have no white people so
poverty strickon as ho seems to be. He
lives but I do not attempt to explain
how. Down in the valleys, with their
line corn and grass lands, the chance
for f uccess is below the Laurons farm
er'si The Laurcns man can produce
nny and everything, even corn, almost
ns well as the valley mountaineer and
he can produco cotton the safest
^money crop known to mankind, be
If the Laurens farmer could ride
from lint Cavo in Hickory Nut Gap
throo miles into Hroad Itiver Valloy as
I rodo yesterday he would thank kind
Heaven for his home among our old
' red hills and thin sandy ridges as he
nover thanked before, lie would find
beautiful corn fields along the Broad
^whero It Is a stream no bigger than
Little Itiver at Laurens but he would
wonder how ho got thero and ttlll
' more how he would get out. On fairly
good saddle horses we rode or climbed
five miles In two hours. This, under
stand, was ovor a pubho highway in
llendorson County?the highway over
which these valley farmers haul corn
and apples and chestnut oak bark and
wood. This bark is sold for about six
or seven dollars tho cord at the rail
way Billions to the Leather Trust
agents who ship it to a point
near boro to be usod in tannin;; .
tVe to. k about the roads In Laurens
,, but that road, from Bat Cave to
wards Lakey's Gap and down Major's
Mountain-, would silence our people for
ton v^ears. It seemed cruel to rid$i
back o^r it?and yet one man
|HH that with a team of small hordes
ho h*d hauled 2000 pounds of bark 10
miles, ll'j did not say if the hones
had wings. Yon Laurons peopl-j know
tho grade In Hampton Street at the
, nvllle Railway crossing?this road
is steeper for three miles steady, and
i i <?l about llko a cork-screw. It Is
jjull of rocks and ruts too. Yet
Concluded from First Page.
CONCISE SKETCH OF LAURENS COUNTY
WRITTEN BY MR. W. W. KENNEDY.
After the building of the .South Carolina Railroad as
far as Aiken, in the thirties, that became the depot for this
part of the country, and so continued till the branch was
built from Branchville to Columbia. From Columbia a
road was after a while built to Newberrv, then to Green
ville, and, in the meantime from Newberrv to Laurens, and
up to the civil war these lines constituted the railroad facil
ities of western Carolina. I.aureus was, up to the war, the
depot for Spartanburg, and Clinton for Union.
Prior to the civil war the public school system was a
farce, and while there was a universal desire for some edu
cation the aspiration of a large proportion of the people
did not extend beyond reading, writing and arithmetic.
Hut all of this has been changed and the provincial people
have become cosmopolitan; with all that that means in lib
erality of thought, breadth of interest, and yearning for all
When the "craze of secession" swept over the .State in
i860, Laurens took her full share, as she did of the conse
quences that followed in four years of bloody war, and
twenty years of destructive reconstruction. .She was also
ready when the time Came for the "Prostrate Stale" to rise
in 1.S76 to do her full duty, and until the reign of civiliza
tion was fully restored, none was nunc vigilant, courageous
Laurens County contains some very prosperous towns,
in which various industries, on a considerable scale, are in
successful operation; while banking facilities are ample for
all needs. The city of Laurens contains a furniture fac
tory, wagoti shop, planing mills, lumber yards, a foundry,
one of the best laundries in the .State, an oil mill, and prob
ably the best managed cotton mill in the .State, under the
presidency of Mr. W. K. Lucas. Another large cotton mill
is being built, to go into operation next fall or winter un
der the presidency of Mr. Lucas also. This mill will be
known as Watts Mill. The capital invested in the two
mills will be considerably over one million dollars.
There are many fine water powers in and along the
borders of Laurens County, which only await the touch of
modern engineering to turn them into motive power for
machinery on the spot or for dynomos to generate electric
ity for distant points.
The mineral resources are considerable and consist of
lime, granite, traces of gold, asbestos, etc. The wells and
springs furnish an abundant supply of both tniueral and
Stock of all kinds can be raised profitable; all the
grasses, grains, cotton, tobacco?in fact every crop that
grows in a temperate climate, and even some belonging to
the tropics, can be grown with ease and profit.
The population of the city is about 6,000 and of the
entire county about 40,000.
The Piedmont section of .South Carolina is the garden
spot of the Southern .Stales, and Laurens County, in the
the midst of this section, is in every respect,?people, ma
terial resources and general capabilities?the equal of the
XV. w. Kennedy.
ihoy travel it and don't seem to look on
it as an aflliotion.
Thursday afternoon when the ruin
was over wo eo'< out for Henderson.
Every wagon and horeo track had
been woshed out. Tbo roads crossed or,
rather, tangled. They tanglod us. I n two
hours time we took live wrong roads. At
ono placo there were three prongs. We
tried them?all of thorn?and the two
wrong ones first. We reached Hen
dorsonville at 0 .'10 P. M. The hotels
in Hendersonville are good enough but
when ono gots thero after 9 P. M. ono
may porisb for want of foo.1.
For tho firat time iu my life, yester
day afternoon I rejoiced that a man
was an orphan. We descended Major's
Mountain, (it ought to be called Lieu
tenant Colonel's at least, judging by
the road down it) at sundown, into the
lovely valley of Crooked Creek whoro
the peoplo on the other side said wo
could easily get comfort for man and
beast for the night. Tho valley ap
peared full of pretty homes surrounded
by handsome farms. I rodo up to a
house to which several persons had di
rected us and asked for accommoda
tions. A 20 year old youth replied
"that Pa had gone to Church and he
reckoned we had better try at the next
At that next house a man with a
beard, apparently of 2? or 'M years,
said: "Woll, Pa hasn't come homo
from Church?he might take you if he
were?but I'd rather ho was hero."
The next man, Mr. Bird, was an or
phan and a gentleman. I am sure he
was a kindly, hospltablo gentleman
and I fancy he was an orphan. At any
rate ho did not tell us to keep going
because his "pa" was not at home and
we had a good night among good peo
plo and plenty to oat. But beforo we
reached Mr. Bird's houso, it looked, to
employ my companions words, as
though we would have to content our
selves with a "good view" for breakfast
We are at May-rion tonight?though
they spell it Marion just as wo do our
South Carolina town of the same name.'
W. W. B.
END OF BITTKR FIGHT.
"Two physicians had a long and
stubborn fight with an abcess on my
right lung" writes J. F. Hughes of Du
Pont, ?*. "and gave me up. Fverybody
thought my time had oome. As a last
resort I tried Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption. The benefit I re
ceived was striking and I was on my
feet In a few days. Now, I've entirely
regained ray health." It conquers all
Coughs, Colds and Throat and Lung
Troubles. Guaranteed by Laurons
Drug! Co. and Palmetto Drug Oo. Prloe
50 cen'.s and f 1-00,
On Storage and for Sale.
Guano, Hay, Brick, Wagon?, Hay
Presse?, Mowers, Hay Hake, Corn, Ce
mont and a few barrels of Coal Tar,
and have plenty room for any kind of
J. Waov. Anderson,
l| AMONG OUR FRIENDS. g
Miss Daisy Dean is spending her va
cation at home in Grccnvillt.
Mr. W. D. Boyd of Hope well was
here last week.
Mr. George Hopkins spent Friday In
Thero were about 200 people at the
Stomp Springs barbecue last Thursday.
Miss Lucy. Ladshaw of Spavtanburg
is visiting Miss Margaret K. Sullivan.
Mr. Wado Ferguson and W. Y. Boyd
Esq. ?? pent Sunday in Clinton.
Miss Mary Boyd has returned from
Tryon, N. C.
Mr. John B. Brooks spent last week
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan has returned
from u visit to Ashevillo, N. C.
Judge H. C. Watts and family arc vis
iting at Major W. A. Watts'.
Misses Epps and Iva, of Duo West,
arc visiting in the city,
C. C. Fcatherstono Esq. spont last
week In Anderson.
Postmaster Gcorgo MeCravy and
family spent last woek at Stomp
A HINT TO THE WISE.
This Advice Will Hear Re
peating in Lanrcns.
"Don't chase shadows!"
Doubtful proof is but a shadow.
Yon can - rely on testimony of people
You can InvesMgate local evidences.
W. C. Elcholborgor, of the City
T.anafer Co., residing at 310 Chestnut
St., says: '-I havo used Doan's Kidney
Pills for backacho and kidnoy com
plaint and they bencfltted mo groatly.
My back has oaueod considerable mis
ery and lias given way with mo several
tlmea, compelling mo to lay off work.
A mnn without a sound back is not
much good at my work as it required
heavy lifting. Thero was a dull heavy
pain and weakness across my loin-; and
whenever I oaught cold It caught me
in my back and knocked me out as ef
fectively as though I had been bit with
a club. The secretions from the kid
neys causod me great inconvenience
by disturbing my rest at ninht and
wore irregular in appearance and con
tained brickdust sediment. I used
numerous romedies but nothing had
any good effect until I read about
Doan's Kidney Pills In our papers and
procured a box at tho Palmetto Drug
Oo.'s store. After using them tho kid
noy secretions eleared up and became
natural and the backache disappeared."
For sale by all dealer?. Prlco 60
cents. Foster-MIIburn Co., Buffalo,
N. Y., sole agents for the United
Itemcmber tho name Doan's and take
"SEEDS THAT GROW"
that's the kind we sell!
All the best known
(ihc round kind
not all neck)
Come and see us
Laurens Drug Co.
Goods Delivered Phone 75 .
Cures Eczema, Ilching Humors, Mill
pies and Carbuncles.
B. B. B. (Botanic Hlood Halm) Is a
certain cure for eczema, l ulling skin,
humors, scab*, reales, watery blisters,
pimples, aching bonos or joints, bolls,
carbunolos, prickling pain in the skit),
old eating sores, ulcers, otc. Botanic
Blood BhIui cures the wo-st and most
deop-soated cases by enriching, purify
ing and vitalizing tho blood, thereby
giving a healthy blood supply to the
skin. Heals every soro and gives tho
rich glow of health to tho skin. Builds
up the broken down body and makes
tho blood red and nourishing. Espec
ially advised for chronic, old cases
that doctor*, patent mod lot no and hot
springs fail to cure. Druggists, $1,
with complet'Tdirections for home euro.
To prove B. 13. B. cures, sample sent
froo and prepaid by writing Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describe trou
ble and froo medical advice sent in
scaled letter. Sold in Laurens by B
W. 13. KNIGHT. k. i:. BABB,
KNIGHT & HA 1515,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attontlon to all
business intrusted to them.
Office up-stalra, Simmons' Building.
W. C. IRBYj jR, W. Y. BOYO.
IRBY & BOYD,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in a'l State Courts.
Prompt attention glvop to all business
intrusted to them.
Monoy to loin on real estato on easy
terms. Office samo as occupied by tho
lato Arm of Ball & Simkins, Laurens.
CK.YSTAT.IXK1> MINERAL WATER
romo 'os all Inflammation
wherevor it exists but
never disturbs the healthy
oures by removing tho
cause of disease.
can be used Internally,
externally and eternally
"Take Kalola six days and eat any
thing you want. Numerous testimo
nials recolvcd dally from people who
have been oured by this wondorful
remedy. On sale at Drug Stores
Price 50 cts and $1.00 per bottte.
CLEANING AND DYKING DONK
Cleaning and Dyeing Club up stairs
over old Post Office.
'Phone No. 10. W. R DOZIKU.
have won their way
Easy to keep neat
and clean, ornamental,
cool and comfortable.
Beds in all colors and
sizes==simple or heav=
ily trimmed in brass.
A Comfortably Fur
nished Bed Room is a
source of much satis=
Large and roomy
on the inside, but tak=
ing up only a small
space. All styles.
It would be difficult
to imagine anyone
who could not be sat=
isfied with some of the
beauties in our array.
With and without mir
here are some of our leaders:
3C Watertown, Summers,
y~ Rock Hill, Sechler,
3ST and Others.
T. N. BARKSDALE.
J. A. FRANKS
Give us a Call. Leaders in Fine Vehicles and Harness.
White Stone Lithia Water!
Is the lightest water on the market. Wo renli/.o that this is claiming a great
deal, and we could not afford to make this assertion unless wo knew that we
could provo it to be true. But it does tot t:iko an expert to test tho foftness of
a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it is a hard water the
gases will not bo absorbed in tho watjr, and when tho bottle is opened, the gas
es escape, and the water Is loft llat and hard, whilo If it is a soft water, like
White Stono Lithia, it will retain its gases for hours after boing unstopped.
Head what some promlnont persons yon know nave to say of the merits of
the White Stono Lithia Wator:
[Laurens, S. O, Sept. 10th, 1902.
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Slono Spring, S. O
Dear Sir:?I am using Whito Stone
Ltthla Spring's Wator. and am very
much pleased with results. I think It
tin best I havo used.
Yours very respectfully,
O. B, Simmons.
Laurons, S . O, Sept. 12tb, 1(02.
Mr. J. T. Harris.
Whl o Stone Spring.*, S 0.
Dear Sir: ?I tako pleasure in saying
that my fam'ly received great benoflt
from tho use of White Stone Lithia
Wuter. I can heartily recommend it
to any ono in need of a healthful
J. O C. Filming.
Greenville, S. C, Oct. 10, 1902,
After a servico of ono soason at
While Stone Lithia Springs, as resi
dent physlolan I do not hesitate to say
that the effect of iho wator upon those
who drink it for nny length of time,
has been perfectly marvelous. Invari
ably an increase both in nosh and ap
petite was porcoptible in one week,
proving it to bo a mineral wator of
undoubted powerful tonic property. Its
peculiar adaptability to diseases origi
nating from disorders of the kidney,
bladdor and liver, such as Dropsy,
Bright's diseases,Diabetes and uric acid
calculi, and all forms or Dyspepsia,
Rheumatism and Gout is to be ex
pected from the splendid analysis. It
has been noted frequontly that visi
tors before coining here had to follow
evt-ry meal with somo form of correc
tive, or ?-online themselves entiroly to
prcdigosted foods; soon discard these
entirely, boing dellghtod to Jjod that
tho water alone -nature's OMn remedy
sufficed. C)f the many who drluk this
water this soason for ton days consecu
tively,not one but experienced decided
benefit and a porceptible gain In welgt,
varying from two to live pounds.
L, C. Stevens, M. D.
Wo have tho largest brick Hotel In the Carolinas or Georgia, with all mod
tf?" ElcOtrlO Car Llr.o rum from Southern Road to Spring.
Whito Stono Spring, S. C.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
Clemson Agricultural College.
SE5S3S31 Olk 1Q03-O4.
The next Session opens September 9th. By regulations of
the College new students are required to report five days before
the opening of Hie Institution to stand the entrance examinations.
The following courses are given for degrees: Agricultural,
Biological, Mechanical and Electrical, Civil Engineering, Metal
lugical and Textile Industry.
For catalogue and information apply to
Clemson College, S. C. P. H, MELL, President.
Hosiery and Neckwear!
*^?r* ~ WHERE?
Cash Bargain Store.
Suits that were $5.00 now $3.98
Suits that were 6.50 now 4.98
3.75 4 2.78
4 4 2.75 1 1.98
Shoes for the hot weather. Call
in to see them. Good Luck Baking
Powder, 1 pound cans, 7 cents.
J. L. HOPKINS, Proprietor.
There are Many Ways of Painting;
But only ONE WAY of Painting Well!
^-sas^^vThat is YVith^^&Bfv.
O'CONNOR & SCHWEERS' LIQUID PAINTS.
IHp Looks OCCTTI *'el us know Jusl what you want-?
Lasts SjLvaJ 1 ? cvcn though you never saw it for sale
?and wc will supply you.
Color Cars Will be Sent on Application.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
Ollicc and Salesroom 841 Broad, St. ? ,4,, ii,.
Factory 844 and 84(5 Reynolds, St. t AURUSUljUMn
For sale by W. L. ?oyd, Laurens, S. C.
Color Cards and information cheerfully gtvcrii
the Bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Aqc,
? JAids Digestion, Regulates
rCETHING POWOErT?rsSsa Ihe Bowels, Strengthens
Costs Only 25 cents at BrnggufH 'teething easy!*
Or mall 25 cents to o. j. mofpbtt, m. d., 3t. louis, mo.
Ouros Eruptions, Soros, Colio, Hivob, Thrush. Romovos and Provonts,
worms. T^HnyraH-*TqrTT>wi /v counteracts and overcomes
the effects of the summer's heat upon teething children.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
Tho undersigned havo this day ou
torod into a partnership for the practice
of law in tho Courts of thlsStato, under
tho name of Simpson & Coopor and will
promptly attend to all buslnoss en
trusted to thorn.
H. Y. Simpson,
R. A. Coopek.
College of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
118th Yoar Begins Soplomber 2">.
Lotters, Scionco, F.nginoering. Ono
Scholarship to each County of South
Carolina. Extranco examinations hold
at Laur<>n3 by County Superintendent
and Judge of Probate on July 10th.
Tuition $10. Board and furnishod
room in Dormitory, $10 per month. All
candidates for admission are pormitted
to compete for Boyce Scholarships,
which will pay $100 a year. For cata
Cotton Mill Stock
Comes a little high, but the
cloth they make is cheap.
Unbleached 8ac per yd
Bleached 10c per yd
Bleached and Printed in
12aO -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.