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Accident and Sickness Insurance
J. Y. Gaklinuton & Co.
Pond Lily Cream
EOR SUNBURN AND TAN.
Price 25 ceiits.
DODSON'S DttUU STORK.
The legislature of Georgia has passed
a stringont act against vagrancy. It is
understood that tho law 19 designed to
assist farmers In the matter of labor.
Frequently it happens that when la
bor is most needed on tho farms, scores
of vagrants, usually nouroos, arc to be
seen in the towns tdlo and with no
visible means of support. No oiler of
wages will attract these to work.
Wherever- loafers, black or white,
^ aro numerous, crimes may be expected.
Loafers aro always a monaco to peaco
Hnd order. Acting upon this acknowl
edged fact, the Georgians mean to ex
terminate the dangerous loafing ele
ment by forcing its members to labor
or else drivo them from the stato. The
idling, loaf'ng negroos livo upon some
body. Thoy aro a nuisance and it is
wiso and right to abate it by law. Tho
rigid enforcement of the now Georgia
law will add pircoptlbly to tho num
ber of Georgia producers and relievo
the labor stringency to some oxtent.
A similar law, or the present vagrancy
laws enforced, would briug considera
ble benelit to the farmers of South
V With tho labor scarcity growing
sharper all tho time, the one remody
is foe the farmers to understand each
othor and stand by each othor. Tho
farmers of Laurcns County have it in
their power to prevent labor contract
breaking. Alt that is necessary is that
thoy koop their oyes opatt and prompt
ly report BUsplcous laborers;?wander
ers und stragglers. When a negro
stranger appears in a rural community
nfter the crops aro pitched, it is worth
whiio to watch him.
TAKEN WITH CK IMP.
f % William Ktrmse, a member of the
^brldgo gung working near Llttleport
was taken suddenly ill Thursday
night with cramps and a kind of ehol
ora. Ills case was so severe that he
had to have the members of the cjcw
to wait upon him and Mr. Gifiord was
called and consulted. Ho told th?in he
had a medicine in tho form of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Tftemedy that he thought would help
him out and accordingly several dosos
wero.administered wi'b tho result that
the fellow was able to be around next
year. The incident speaks highly of
Mr. Gilford's medicines. ? Elkadcr,
This remedy never fails. Keep it
your homo, it mf?y save life. For salo
by Laurcns Drug Co.
Mrs. Mollio Allen of South Fork,
Ky., says she has prevonted attacks of
cholera morbus by taking Chambor
laiu'a Stomach and Liver Tablets when
W she fe'Van attack cominur on. Such at
tacks aro usually caused by indigestion
and those Tablets arc jist what is
needed to cleanse the stomaoh and
ward oil' tho approaching attack. At
tacks of bilious col'c may be prevento i
in ttie same way. For salo by Laurcns
? Drug Co.
Emphasizes Its Superiority.
The best test of the merit of an arti
clo is the way it sells. BraosfOrd Mills,
at Owonsboro, Ky., where "Clifton"
Hour is made, run,,night and day, and
yot thoy cannot supply tho demand for
"Clifton." In this city, as elsewhere,
it is tlio standard by which other Hours
aro guaged, and the statomcnt that "it
Is just as good as "Clifton,"only makes
its superiority the more pronounced.
T. N. Barksdalo,
M. H. Fowlor.
Eczema, tea Id head, hives, itcbiness
of tho skin of any sort, instan'ly re
lieved, permanently curod. Doan's
Ointment. At any drug store.
ZVL L. Copeland,
HEAL EST AT K, STOCKS AM? BONUS*
fmlcs Negotiated, Bouts Collected,
Money to loan on farm lands at 8 per
Foit Rent?-Two ft-rcun cottages, cor
1er Kathariuo and Beaufort Streets,
nar Furniture Factory, at $0.00.
Four room house, on Simpson St.
Fort SALE?One 10-room house on
West Main Street.
f /For Sale In Clinton, S. C?Three va
cant store lots in good location.
Uilook of nico store rooms on Public
Four ax-re Jot with houses on East
\ Main Street
One sndono-balf euere vacant lot, East
,'^Threo handsome cottages on Chest
<One 7 room cottage on South Harper
Uft,, no *r Public Square, $1,500.00.
''^fcjo^ant ?-acre lot on Holmes St.
I For Infants and Children.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought
A. C. Todd.
Johnsonc, Welch & Todd,
tWiU practice In all Courts, State and
N |aral. OlTico, Law Range.
V Money to Loan at rcabonablo in
La vp.en s, S. C.
? AMONG 01)11 FBIENDS, fi
Mlso Han nab Tolbort has returned
from a vlst to Greenville.
Miss Josephine Mintor is visit'ng In
Mrs. T. J. Drow has returned to
Hartsvillc, after a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Lucas.
Mrs. T. 0. Lucas andhtr mother,
Mrs. Powell havo returned from .sum
mering at Walhalla and Tamassee,
Mr. Ii. P. Mintor loaves today for
New York to purchase the fall stock
for J. E. Mlntcr & Bro.
Mrs. E. P. M inter leaves today for
Now York to spend a month with rela
Mr. Chas. W. Taylor and little Miss
Margaret Eliza Taylor spent several
days last week with relatives at Prince
Messrs. Claud Puller, Jack Davis of
Clinton and Kouben Pitts left Thursday
for the mountaius on a camping trip.
Mr. J. Leo L?ngsten and family havo
returned from a visit to Stomp Springs
Miss Annie Lucilo Poole of Green*
vlllo is visiting tho family of Dr. J. T.
Mr. J. G. Sullivan is visiting his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Miller near Ilen
dersonville, N. C.
Mr. John Balle, after week's visit to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G, Balle,
returned to his home at Pltlsburg,
Miss Isabel Dacus of Greonvlllo,
Misses Willio and Louise Harris of
Vouogs and Miss Lnurln Gray of Gray
Court uro vbiting at Mr. J. I'\ Tol
Mrs. T. H, Nelson leuvos today for
Old Point, Ocean View and Baltimore.
Before returning she will bay the Pall
stock of millinery for The Hub.
The Ohiquola Club, composed of Col.
J. J. Dargan and his accomplished
daughters will give one of its delight
ful entertainments in the Op im House,
Friday evening, August 21 st and 22nd.
Mr. It. E. Copeland of Clinton will
open a largo gents furnishing store
here this fall, occupying a store in the
Dial block. Mr. Copeland is a 11m rato
businessman, who succeeds at. every
thing he undertakes and will be
heartily welcomed to Lauren*. It is
understood that Mr. Jesse K. Vance,
w ho has crowds of friends in the city
and county will be bead salesmen for
A Protracted Mooting.
The Ho v. H. P. Pitch, State Kvangc
list of tho Baptist Church commenced
a protracted meeting last Sunday in
the First Baptist Church. The ser
vices are held morning and evening
and are well attended, Tho speaker
makes pleasiug but practical presenta
tions of tho word, and no doubt much
good will be occompllsbed.
Death of a Child.
Tolie, a bright and interesting little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hill of
Cross Hill died a', her grandfather's,
Mr. V. fi. Robertson, near Waterloo,
on the night of the 12th inst. The lit
tle ono was six months old and was a
favorito with all. Sho will hi sorely
missed and the friends will havo tho
sincere sympathy cf all.
Col. Dargan and Daughters.
The entertainment elscwhero an
nounced to bo in the Opera Houso next
Friday ami Saturday nights is some*
what out of tho ordinary run of things.
The features are historical literary and
musical. Col. Dargan will Interestingly
describes lcoal history,und give new and
important facts regarding Jno Laurens,
for whom, somo claim, this county was
named. In fact the who'o entertain
ment will ntford an evening of rare
and peculiar ploasurc. It is an enter
tainment for South Carolinians, about
South Carolinians, by South Carolin
ians and you should not miss it.
The late Government report makes
the wheat crop tbirty-livo million
bushels less than last year. This
means very muph highor Hour until
auothcr harvest in K'04. All Hour is
higher now, but the advance on Brans
fortVs "Clifton" has not yet boon as
great in proportion to othor llouv
However, it is a mighty good time to
buy a supply before it goes still higher.
Fresh flour constantly received.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler
BETTEH THAN GOLD.
"I was troubled tov several years
with chronic indigostlon and nervous
debility," writes F. J. Green, of Lan
caster, N. Hi "No remody helped mo
until I began using Electric Bitters,
which did me more good than a'l tho
medicines I over used. They havo also
kept my wifo in excellent health for
yoars. Sho says Electric Bitters are
just splendid for fcinnlo troubles; that
they are a grand tonic and invlgorator
for weak, run dowp women. No other
medicine can take Us plane in our
family." Try them. Only 50 cents.
Satisfaction guaranteed by Laurens
Drug Co. and VV. W. Dodson,
The Ladles' Aid ISoclety of the
Chestnut Rldgo JIapUst Church will
have a barbecue at the Church, Friday,
August 21st. Tho public Is cordially
invited to attend.
KILLED IS A WRECK.
II. E, Martin, Jr., *n Employee of the
Southern, Loses ?.mbs ami Later
The ontlro community w?s saddened
by the news that readied here a fow
days ago that young Ben Martin, se
coud son of Dr. and Mrs. 15. B. Martin,
had received a serious injury in a rail
road wreck near Chattanooga, Tenn ,
A few days later young Mr. Martin
died as a result of his Injuries. It is
said bis limbs wore so badly crushed
as to necessitate amputation, which
Dr. and Mrs. Martin loft to seo him
last week and were with him at the
end. The body was brought to Lau
rent? yosterday and the interment had
in tho city cemolary to-day.
Mr. Martin was a promising young
man, and liis untimely death is greatly
deplored. His griof stricken family
have tho sympathy of all. Young
Martin was in tho service of the South?
Car of high grade Wagons just re
ceived. Soo us for prices.
It. P. M dam Si Co.
Here is the place to come for
your summer goods we have a complete
lino Of fruit jars, jelly tumblers, extra
rubbers and tops, water coolers, freezers
and j,rlass ware.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Your iirst duty in buying goods is to
yourself to save all tho money you ran.
Wo claim to have a'l you want, just
what you want and at the price you
want. " What more do you want?
Davis, Roper Ss Co.
Bucks stoves and rangos aro si ill in
the lead and why? Bicause it is the
best line and most complete line made,
you can get a Iirst class stove from
10.00 up as high as you want and every
um'sohl on a perfect guarantee. Call
and let us show you through the line.
is. M. & 10. 11. Wllke?.
Straw hats at your own price or
cheaper than jou can oxpcoS them.
Call and see ih.
Davis?, Uopar & Co.
Expect big targains at Davis, Roper
Just take a look at that new lino of
jap mattings wo are offering at 20cents
per yard, it's a I'OgUlur '.M cents goods,
wo have it in beautiful patterns and in
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes.
Lots of good thing-, in our ladies' de
partment. Don't buy until you tee
Davis, Roper & Co.
Sec our bargain idinc counter. $1.00
and $1,25 values tor 70 cents.
Sec the new line of bisquo goods WO
are now displaying in our window, they
are tho liest over shown here and the
prices are so low that any one can buy.
S. Mi ?fc E. H. Wilkc?.
Everything for everybody and every
thing correct, liven tho correct tlmo
from Washington every hour.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Now is the time to buy your low out
shoes in men's, ladies and children's.
All going at a big SHorifioe.
Davis, Ropor & Co.
I f you want tho correct time se t your
watch by our clock. If you want your
prescriptions filied correctly have them
Palmetto Drug Co.
Just In Buist Now Turnip Seeds. O:io
fourth pound package 10 ceats. No
danger of gotting the wrong kind.
Tho best is tho best. K) everybody
says. Try "It" and Peggy O'Neal at
Palmetto Drug Go.
Special value In solid black and solid
W. G. Wilson & C>>.
Wc havo "It" and Peggy O'Noal.
Ask our so Ja man.
Palmot'.o Drug Co.
? Big reduction in ladies' oxfords.
$,->.0l) patent colt oxfords $1.75 at
Ttie gro.it Celery Tonic, * 1.00 bo'.tlo
for r>'J cents.
1 'almetto Drug Co.
Our Now Discovery is sold by W. W.
Dods ui, Laurons Drug Co. and Youngs'
Pharmacy under an absolute guar
antee. Price $1.00.
At last wo havo found a roach de
stroyer, 25 cents a bottle.
Pa!motto Drug Co.
Now is the time to uso International
Stock Pood to provent your stock from
dying by use of damaged corn. Evory
R, P. Mllam & Co.
J. O. C. Eloming Sc Co. havo the new
crop turnip socd in all tlio variotlos.
See their ad.
1,200 pairs half hose, 10 cent? value,
to go at 6 cents,
J. E Minter Ac Bro.
A bat for 10 cents. Got a roll of
Palmetto Drug Co.
We have a few more nice spring and
??mmer suits, Which .ru aro closing at
a great sacrilice, preparatory to going
to New York and miying fall goods.
Our preparations for fall will eclipse
any previous offort and wo know this
Is tho place tor you to oomo and get
pavis, Roper Sc. Co.
Special values la light coats and line
J. H. Minter ?V Bro.
And tho best of all the prices are the
lowest for the best nt
Davis, Roper Sc. Co.
Crepo tissue paper. All shadee. 10
cents a roll.
Palraotto Drug Co.
M YSTERIOUS 011ICU MST A NC E.
One was paio and sallow and tlio
other frosh and rosy. Whence tho dif
ference? She who is blushing with
health mcsDr. King's Now Lifo Pills to
maintain it. By gently arousing hi'/y
organs they compel good digestion and
head off constipation. Try them.
Only 26 cents at Laurcns Drug Co. and
W. W. Dodson.
BACTERIA TO BE SENT TO
FARMERS BY THE GOVERNMENT.
Discovery Which is Expected to Prove
of Great Value to
A special to the Now York Sun says:
The government lias in store for tho
farmers of the country an interesting
gift. To many it will scorn liko magic.
To others who have for a few years
kept abreast of tho subject of soil In
oculation it will not scorn so marvel
In lss;,, a Cenmiu scientist, llollric
gol announced that bo bad discovered
that there exist in the soil a vast num
ber of minute microscopic organisms
which make their homos in tubercles,
or nodules, on tho roots of leguminous
plants, such as clovers, vetches, peas,
beans and locust trees. These little
creatures, be showed, perform a valua
ble scrvfee for tho plants in which they
live. They pay for their subsistence
by catching from the air nitrogen
which tho legumes could not them
selves lake into their systems in gas
eous form, reducing it to a nitrate in
combination with some other element
taken up from the ground, and tho
legumes easily digest this plant food
and make rapid and luxuriant growth.
All this was taken up quickly by
scientists throughout the world, and
especially in this country. Hundreds
of experiments wore carried forward,
and it is now fundamentally established
that this is one of the greatest discov
eries known to scientilie and practical
N lTRO<: KM KXI'KNSIVK
Nitrogen is the most expensive fer
tilizer required in farming. The aver
age price per pound is IT cents, while
phosphorus and potash, the two other
requisite fertilizers, are to be had for
t wo and three cents a pound On every
square inch of the Oivth's surface there
rests a column of air consisting largely
of nitrogen and weighing about four
teen pounds. With this at hand, and
with the means to catch it, the farmer
has a most abundant source of the
most, important fertilizers be needs.
The way in which the Government
intends to make use of those particular
bacteria is by propagating them under
artificial conditions and sending them
out in small quantities in all parts of
the country for the use of farmers. A
large laboratory has been provided in
Washington with a competent stall of
bacteriologists who have already made
nearly all preparations for the work
proposed, In a small paste board box
lour inches by six and a half inches
deep they will be sent free wherever
tho United Siates mail goes, to tho
farmer who dosil'09 to introduce a leg
uminous crop hitherto impossible <>l'
culture in his region.
The box will contain three packages I
done up In tin foil. In one Is a wad of
cotton on which tho cultures of germs
of the bacteria have been dried and in
the other two arc mutricnt salts which
aro usually magnesium sulphate, potas
sium phosphate or ammonium phos
phate, with a small mixture of sugar
to solidify and hold tho cultures. A
sheet of instructions and a franked en
velope accompany the packago.
Tbc Department asks every farmer
who receives cultures in this way to
take notes on the result of his experi
ment and report. The inst ructions are
simple and practically admit of no fail
ure Package No. 1 of the nutrient
salts is first to bo dissolved in a half
gallon of pure water at ordinary tem
perature. The salts dissolve inn vory
minutes. Then the wad of cotton is tobe
placed in the solution and left to stand
for twenty-four hour and next tho oth
er package of nutrient salts is emptied
into the solution. In another twenty
eight hours the cultures are ready for
uso. The solution, if no mishap has oc
curred, will have turned a milky cloudy
wbito very much like the liquor of
There aro two ways in which the
cultures may lie applied. The applicant
must specify what particular uarloty
of leguminous crops ho dosircs to es
tablish. It has been found that the
bacteria common to certain families of
legumes will not make their home on
the roots of legumes of other families.
For instance, the bacteria that subsist
on tho roots of alia fa will not live on
tho roots of red clover. Tho bacteria on
red clover, however, will inoculate
white clover, crimson clover alike,
bullalo clover and all of tho tri folium
clovers. The bacteria on bird clover,
which is common in some parts of the
country, will inoculate alfalfa. Tho
bacteria of s>y beans will work on cow
poas and similiar members of the bean
Tho first way of applying tho cul
tures is to spread tho socd out thinly
on the table and sprinkle the solution
over it: then, when dry, to sow as us
ual. The other way is to take a quan
tity of soil in a place out of tho sun
shine, sprinkle the solution over it,
stir it up wpd scatter it broadcast over
the ground to be seeded.
Successful inoculation can be secured
by taking soil from a thrifty Held of
legumes such as alfalfa, clover" or
vetches and scattering it over the Held
where either of the30 crops may be de
sired. Owing to tho cost of freight this
is an expensive mothod, but. it has
been practised with success many
AS TO A r.l-'A l.l'A .
Tho experiment stations in Illinois
and Ohio, after yoars of failure to es
tablish alfalfa sent out beyond the Mis
souri and secured quantities of soil
from Hue Heids of alfalfa and then suc
ceeded in making alfalfa grow. These
stations have in turn supplied earth for
inoculating purposes to farmers and
other slat ions further east. This meth
od is one whioh the individual farmer
can use. to advantage after be has onco
established a small area of any par
ticular crop ho desire
Nearly ovorywhorc eist, of the Mis
souri River farmers Hud that they can
not make alfalfa grow, though it i?
the most proll table forage crop known.
Anywhere from ten to forty acres of it
will yield a large inc mi3, whether sold
as hay 01' fed to live stock. In the alka
line soils of the fir West the bacteria
multiply so rapidly and are so favored
in the environment that alfalfa m ty be
sowed unywhor? successfully. Hut in
the Ivist, without inoculation of tho
roots tubercles do not form and the littl e
alfalfa plants wither and die.
It will not bo until next yoar that
the Government will undertake, to s>q>
ply culturos generally. Accurate tests
are now being made of all cultures em
ployed and every safeguard will bo
bakon to fullVIl expectations. Govern
ment has found a new mothod of pro
ducing tho cul urea in whut Is called a
n!tro.^oa-froc medium and the process
will not bo patented so that the b nichts
may be enjoyed by tho whole country
without cost or favor.
It has been found that it is not so
much tho quantity of bacteria as tho
character which tolls for success. If
tho cultures aro fresh an3 virulent
they perform their servloe moro thor
oughly and the rolurns are satisfac
tory. The amount sent out in the
packages described are usually those
required for a bushel of f-oed of tho or
dinary sort, such as c'over or alfalfa,
but the applicant may increase the
quantity by increasing tho amount of
water and koeplng a part of tho solu
tion over, very much as yeast may bo
increasod by tho housewife or the
QraSS being tho ininoy crop of the
country, whether &obl In hay or live
stock, inoculation is oxpoctcd to add
untold millions to the grass and hay
crop of the whole country.
TO OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS!
Our buyer. Mr. E. P. Mintci, leaves to-day for New
York 19 purchase our Fall Stock of Clothing, Shoes,
Hats 1 Dry Goods, Furnishings, F.tc.
We will have the largest and most up-to-date line we
have ever had- We are belter prepared now to take care
of your interests than ever.
When you are ready to make your Fall purchases
come in and look through our stock and we arc sure we
can make it to your interests to buy of us.
Thanking you for your liberal patronage during the
past. We arc your friends , .
J, E, Minter & Bro,
A Sailor's Find
(Copyright, 19?3, by C. B. Lewis.]
Wo were well to tbo south of the
Chngos Islands, In the Indian ocean,
when we picked up n innu afloat on a
raft. Ho was not only a white man,
but a sailor, and his rudely construct
ed craft had a cargo. ' Securely lashed
to the planks and timbers wen? four
largo elephant tusks mid mi earthen
Jar, together with two other Jars eoi>
tainillg food ami water.
The name of the rescued sailor was
William Scott. He was Becond mate
of a Ceylon schooner culled the Hap
py Hay. 'Jhroe months before WO
found him the schooner was wrecked
on an Island.
Of tin* crew of eight inen Scott
alone escaped. He believed this Island
to he one of the easternmost of the
Chngos, It was, he said, about n mile
in circumference, rocky and barren, but
having plenty of fresh water on It.
Scott lived on the barren rock for
fourteen long weeks without once
Sighting a pall, and but for his own
strenuous efforts the time might have
boon Indefinitely prolonged. One day
a lot of wreckage from some unfortu
nate native craft drove ashore, and he
secured planks and timbers and set
about building a raft.
Ho had made up his mind to go U>
sea and take the chances of being
picked up. His raft had been com
pleted and bo was collecting shellfish
for food when he found the mouth of
a cave under a bluff. It turned out to
be a wonderful discovery. In the cave,
which ran back for a considerable dis
tance, he found over 200 elephant
tusks and flve Jars of gold dust. On
leaving the Island on his raft he
brought away four of the tusks and
one of the Jars, and there they were
for all of us to see.
Had the rnft been without enrgo the
man's story would have been laughed
fit ajul ridiculed. Ho snid he had
found a great fortune In gold and
Ivory. He had proofs of It with him.
It made no difference that he could not
exactly locate the Island or that noun
such ns be described was on the chart.
He could only have come to us from an
Island not so far away.
Our Scotch captain was Incredulous,
and yet be had to believe. He thought
the matter over and then made the
castaway a proposition. The sailor
knew the value of wdiat he had se
cured; knew that he wns well fixed for
the rest of his days, and, having
knocked about on the rnft a week be
fore wo rescued him, he was not at all
anxious about what he had left behind
In tb?? cave. The captain was, how
ever, and so was every man of the
The proposition was that Scott
should do Ills liest to pilot us to the
Island and take another Jar of gold
dust for his full share. The rest of the
treasure would fall to the brig for do
vlatlng from her voyogc and landing
hlin in some civilized country.
It was a bant bargain our captain
wished to drive, and' he castaway
would never have consented had he
not been told tin; crew would come in
for a lair share of the loot.
We wen* then 200 miles to the south
of the ( hagos, and, as the wind was
from the north, WO had to beat back,
This was slow work, and we had not
yet made half the distance when wo
got a gale from the west which sent
us driving away toward the Japanese
coast, and it was sixteen days before
we reached the Islands.
The Chngos archipelago consists of
n score of Islands, banks and reefs.
While Scott believed that his island
was the easternmost of all he could not
bo sure about it, nnd we had to ex
amine each and every one as we came
to it. K?nning between them and
around them was slow work and we
had to feel our way, nnd thus It was
six ov savon days before we reached
Wo found HO sic h island us described
by the castaway, and In our disappoint
ment and chagrin were Inclined to be
lleve him a liar who was working out
ROino scheme. He retaliated by point
ing to bis treasure.
At (bo close of the fourth day of sell
ing b.nk and forth across a sen of
which the chart allowed no land for
hundreds of miles in any direction but
the wext, we sighted an Island which
Scott Identified as soon as It could be?
seen from the deck.
As we came up to It wo ran into a
small but deep harbor and anchored
for Uiri nlghl within a cable's length of
Hie beach, Had till night not been so
dir'.; (lie captain would have had a
boat down, but as it wns he did not
dare ehnnco II. Such was the cxclto
luent aboard licit no man slept for an
hour, and IIS soon as daylight had COIUO
and the men led a bite (o ont we set
OlT 10 secure the treasure.
We soon found the opening of the
hay and rowed toward It. Scott had
been on the island for over n year, and
the hut he occupied and the flagstaff
he eroded were In plain sight. At ino
( lid of the bay we came to the cave.,
and, leaping out of the boat, the enp
taln was the first to enter.
A moment later he reappeared, nnd,
for the next quarter of an hour he
CUrscd M I have never heard n seaman
before or since. The cave bad been
One broken tusk had been left behind
nnd liiere was perhaps an ounce of
gold dust lying on the spot where Scott
had emptied the Jars. That was proof
enough thnt ho had told n straight
When we landed nnd wont up to the
hut we soon solved the problem. Sonio
whaler hnd touched there for food and
water. For wood they hnd used nil the
wreck stuff lying nrouud nnd hnd nlso
partially pulled the hut to pieces. Thoy
hnd tilled tholi ensks nt the spring, nnd
wo could still seo tbo mnrks where
they hnd been rolled down hill to the
boats. it* .?..-*>.??. M. QUAD.
THE DEATH PENALTY,
A little thing sometimes results In
death. Thus a mere scratch, inaigni
cant cute or punny boils have paid the
death penalty. It is wise to \\ ?ve Buok
len'a Arnica Salve over handy. It's the
best talve on earth and will prevent
fatality, when Burns,Rores, Ubers and
Tiles threaten. Only 2ft cents a; Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Go.
It will bo Held nt Urayeourt-Owlugb
All teachers and members of boards
ot trustees and friends of education in
general aro cordially invited to attend
an educational rally to be held at Gray
court-Owings Institulo on Thursday,
The oxcrcisos will begin at 10:20a.m.,
and will consist of an address of wel
come by the principal, Prof. Thos. P.
Jones, to be responded to by Supt
Chas. F. Brooks.
Next will follow tho speech of the
day by Rov. C. B. Smith, I). D., of
Greenville, S. C.
The Topic: "Tho Old or the New,
Which?" Will be discussed by l'rof.
W. R. Culbertson, of Mountville and
l'rof. J. A. Madden has been asked
to furnish some solutions of the pro
blem arising out of the present system
of operating public schools, occasioned
by the necosslty of Bomo pupils "drop
ping out" boforo the regular school
Whllo those gontlemon have been
askod to take cbargo specially of the
topics assigned to them we bopo many
others may come prepared to particip
ate in tho discuss'ons,
Picnic dinner will be eaten on tho
A. Q. Riot?,
Sccrolary of Faculty.
Gray Court, August 18th.
Fresh Flour All The Time. '
The celebrated "Clifton" Hour is sold
only to the retail merchants, and, as
they buy in small quantities,tho Hour is
always fresh. Hransford's "Clifton" is
strictly the Hour for family use, and if
your bread, cake and pastry are not
made of it you aro certainly the loser.
We keep it in stock regularly.
T. N. Barksdalo,
M. II. Fowler.
Perhaps a Life Saved.
' A short time ago I was taken with
a violent attack of diarrhoea and be
lieve I would have died if 1 had rot
got ton relief," shj's John J. Patlon, a
leading citizen of Ration, Ala. "A
friend recommended Chamberlain's
Bholoru snd Diarrhoea Remedy. I
bought a twenty-live cent bottle and
after taking three doses of it was en
tirely cured. 1 consider it tho best
remedy in the world for bowel com
plaints. For sale by Liurens Drug
Tho Union Mooting of tho Sec
ond and Third ?Seesions of the
Lumens Baptist Association will
meet with First Baptist Church,
Laurens, S. 0., August 28th to
Tho following is the Programme
submitted by Rov. M. C. (Jump
ton, Chairman Committee:
FRIDAY, 10 A. M.
Prayer and praise service, conducted
by the Pastor of First Church.
11 a. m. Introductory .Sermon by
Rev. J. T. Renn. Alternate, D. II. Ow
i Enrollment of Delegates and Organ
Afternoon. Subjects for D'scu'sFm:
1 What is the lolijii n.s outlook of this
country? Rev. .1 O. Martin rnd J. T.
2. Aro tho people of to-day more pi an
than they were in the days of our fat i
ers? A. II. Martin and Captain John
3. How to develop a Church in the
grace of giving? CIL Roper ard T. 11.
SATURDAY. 9.C0 to 10 A. M.
Prayer anil Praise Service, conducted
by Rev. T. C Jacks.
4? Who is responsible for the coldness
in the Churches? Hro. Lewis Martin,
Profs. B, Y. Culbortron, W. E. Wash
6. How may a Church know when
she has the right man for her Pastoi ?
W. S. Knight. Lewis Martin and H. II.
0. Are wc concerned as we ought to
be for more laborer ' in the Lord's vino
yard? T. B. Rrown, W. N. O.tie, I)
7 A rc wo Baptists doing what we
should do to take tlvs country for the
Lord Jesus? John M. Hudgons, Sam
uel Bolt, R. Hawkins.
8. Should our Churches tolerate dram
drinking among their members7 Revs
J. O. Martin, J. T. Kenn, B. J. Wood
SUNDAY MORNING, 10 to 10.30.
Prayer and Praise Service, conducted
by Rov. M. C. Compt-m.
0. What aro eonie of tho results wo
may expect from the work of tho Sun
day Schook ? C. H. Roper.
11.16 a. p^vHs^ionary Sermon by tho
R v. R./t \V\odward. Alternate, D.
H. Of' ?s.
Brethren, let us all ho present
the first day of the meeting, nnd
continue (luring tho session!
M. C. CojiPi-oN,
Burdock Blood Bitters givos a man a
clear head, an active brain, a strong
vigorous body?makes him ilt? for tho
battlo of life.
I havo purchased a lar<re quantity of
GENUINE PERUVIAN GUANO,?
Pure and unadulterated.
Orders, to he filled, must bo placed
beforo September, 1st., as supply is
limited. Dolivery cannot be promised
before December 1st., but th-s effort
will be to supply it for Fall Wheat
Tbl? la the tlrst Peruvian Guano to
be brought hero slnoe the war.
Farmers who want It must apply
W. C. IRBY,
Lauren?, 8. ot
?itiutiti should in: mended.
Drt'l Condition of Crossing Creek in
North Church Street.
The city Authorities seem to bo in
viting u damage suit at tho sito of tlm
late brklgo across ltocdy Fork. The
main drivoway leads directly to tho
chasm which cannot be seen, ovon in
daylight until ono is very noar, and on
this side, there is nothing to warn,
except the marks of wheels and props
turning the ford. At, night those could
not be seen and a person not familiar
with tho situation would naturally
drive on ovor the bank. Leaving hu
manity out of consideration altogeth
er, it would ba bitter economy to tako
a few men and spend ten minutes in
turning two or three of the pine logs
lying close by acroiS this end of tho
embankment, than to wait for some
terrible accidoilt to add thousands of
dollars to (hose already lost by tho ac
ceptance of this glaringly bad job?a
bridge without bank foundations.
Tin? disoiis? has loit its terrors sine
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea l'lomedy camo ihto general
use. The uniform success which attends
the u<o of this remedy in all cases of
bowel complaints in children has made
it a favouite wherever its value hasbe
bome known. For sale by Laurens
ONE CENT A WORST
Nice homo to rcntcheapon Chestnut)
Convenient and ploasant homo to
rent cht up -Sout h Harper Street.
Most cospy homo on Main Street to
rent. W. L. Gkay.
FOU Sam: -Quo Jersey OOW with
Mis. Lulu Dcndy,
Mountvillo, S. ?.
Found ?A heifer calf, apparently
about six months old and of reddish
color. Owner can get same by paying
for feeding and tho cost of this adver
tisement. Apply at auveutiser of
Fine mule?, lino milch cows, ether
cattlo and h .g; for sale.
it. B. Bell.
FOlt SAfiE 28 pigs ready for deliv
ery l?h to 25th ol August ft f>0 to
$2.00. fcix Cows in fro-sh milk. -$2,1 to
lt. F. 1). Fountain lun
Our New Discovery is guaranteed to
put your Stomach. Liver und Howols in
a halthv condition. Write T. J.
Duckott, Sheriff of Laurons county it
you doubt it.
New lot laces and cmoroidcries.
Special values at The Hub.
END OF ? l TT EU FIGHT.
"Two physicians hud a long and
stubborn light with an a-bces) on my
right lung" writes J. F. Uu^hes of Dil
Pont, (ii, "and gave mo up. Everybody
thought my time hud come. As a last
rcsori 1 tried Dr. King's N*:w Discov
ery f >r Consumption. The benefit I re
ceived was striking and l was on my
feet in a few day?. Now, I've entirely
regained my health." it conquers all
Coughs, Colds and Throit and Lung
Troubles. Guaranteed by Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. 1'rlco
60 cents and $1*00?
CITY OPERA HOUSE
Friday ???"Satiirday Nights,
Aug. 21st and 22cl.
THE CHIQUOLA CLUB.
Composed of Col. Jo)in f.
Dargan and his live
A Literary, /Musical,
Reserved Seals on sale nl
Palmetto Drug Co.
Reserved Scats, :>5 cts
General Admission, 25 cts
Balcony, - - 15 cts
Notice of Application for
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ,
County of Laurens.
Notico Is hereby given that the tin
dcrslgned will apply to the Sccrotary
of State of Sout h Carolina, on or aftor
tho 2.'nd day of August, A . D., 1!)03, for
the issuance of certificate of liicorpora
lion, pursuant to the provisions of "An
Act to Provide for tho Incorporation
ot Religious, Educational, Social, Fra
ternal or Charltablo Churchos, Lodges,
Societies, Associations, or Companies,
and for amending tho Charters of those
already formed and to bo formed" ap
proved February It), 1000, In behalf of
Tho National Christian Roncvolent Bu
rial Convention, an organizat'on which
has its headquarters in tho County
Given under our hands and seal?,
thlp, tho 18th day of August, A. D .
b\ w. Irby,
i i p. N.Hunter,
! sisal.,. } M. Hunter.
(\ l. W. Williams.