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FIRST hale sold
F?ll FIFTEEN cents.
It W*m Grown By Mr. K. A. Hamilton
Ami Marketed Last Saturday?
lOf Hairs Variety,
The first halo of thi? yoar's cotton
marketed in Limrenh was raleod hy Mr.
K. A. Hamilton and Hold horo Saturday
for 1'? cents the pound.
It weighed BOO pounds and was of the
OHA ACADEMY HAS
A NEW PRINCIPAL.
Mr. IrvIn of Chester,, an BriklUO Man,
Uns BOOU Klerled Work on
Qua, August, ill. ? Prof. Paul I/.
Grlor, of tho faculty of FrBklno Col
lege, und family, bavo returned homo
aitter several days visit at the paraon
Mr. and Mrs. Nllus A. Cralg or
Greenwood are with Mrs. Jane Cralg.
Mr. Craig's oldest eon, ShiuuoI, ts
somewhat Indl posed.
Mr. Henderson and Miss Lou Mo
Carlcy of l.auruns wen; tho gue?ts of
Miss Alice MoOarley lust woek.
Mr. James Qoldon and MIhh Hello
Monies of Mountvlllo have hoou visit*
lng rrlouds und relatlvoa here.
Capt. James P. Sloan of Hulrston'a
worshipped with the A. It. P.'s Sab
Work on the now acudomy is pro*
greasing nicely. Mr. Irvln of Chester
has boon olocted principal and has
slgniilcd his auuoptanoo. Mr. Irvln has
lino recommendations from tho faculty
pf Krsklno Collogo. It is to bo hoped
that this will boil vory successful ses
Hov. J, la, ilarnotl, formorly a oltl
x.en of < >ra, but now of Bpartanburg,
was in this section lust. week.
Tho gentlemen ill stripes have been
doing some right nloo work on our roads
hero rocontly In Iho shape of grading
down steep hills. We WOUld like for
Supervisor Llumbort to come around
Mr. W. T, Ulakoly was in WoodrufT
lately about tho plan ami construction
i>i bla now dwelling. Mr. Ulakoly has
placed tho bill for tin* huubor and will
bog In tho oroctlon in a short while.
A nuinbor of the Orn pooplo attondod
the Holmes' toul mooting at Centrali
A picnic at Knoroo was a source of
pieasuro to seme of the young people
last \\ eck.
Mrs. Devlin of DUO West la spending
BOUIU tlmo with the family of Mr. J, Eii
Miss itettlc llramlott Is visiting rola*
Miss Allie lltU'kctt, who lias a posi
tion at Columbia has boon with Mrs.
Dr. s. lllakoly,
A census of our population would
show that it has increased hy two
J. Y. 11.
"I have beon troubled with my atom*
Rob for tho past four yours," saya I>. I*.
Hunch, of Clover Nook Farm, Croon
Hold, Mass. "A few years ago I was
induced to buy a hex of Chamberlain's
Stomach nnd l.lver Tablett. I have
taken a part of them nnd feol a groat
donl hotter." If you have any tronhlo
with your stomaoh try a box of those
Tablet*. You are certain to he ploased
with tho result. IWco 2fl rents. For
sale hy I,aureus Drug Co,
Kmplmstzi's Its Superiority.
Tho boat test of tho merit of an arti
cle is the way it sells, llransford Mills,
at Owenaboro, Ky , where "Clifton"
Hour is made, run night and day, and
yet thoy oannol supply tho demand for
"Clifton." In this city, as olsowhero,
it Is tho standard by which other Hours
uro guugod, and the statement that "It
is just, as good as "Clifton,"only makes
its superiority the more pronounced.
T. N. Harksdalo,
M. 11. Fowler.
No in od to lour sudden attacks of
cholera infantum, dysentery, diarrhoM,
Hummer complaint of any sort if you
have Dr. Fowlor'fl F.xtract of Wild
Strawberry in the medicine ehest.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
On Storage and for Sale.
Guano, Hay, Urlok, Wagons, Hay
PreaaC*, Mowers, Hay Rake, Corn, Ce
ment, und a few barrels of Coal Tar,
and havo plouty room for any kind of
j. Wade AMohrson,
J. N. LEAK,
OlVcrs his services to the peo
ple of Lum ens County.
Address: IJuay Court, S. C.
Persons having business with
tho Supervisor will find him or his
olork in tho Ollioo Mondays and
Fridays of onoh woek.
H. B. IIumiikrt, Sup. L. C.
College 61* Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. 0.
USth Year Begins September 20.
Letter*, Science, I nglnoerlng. Ono
Scholarship to each County of South
Carolina, blxtranco examinations held
ttLaurensby County Superintendent
and Judge ot Probate on duly 10th.
Tuition ?10. Hoard and furnished
room in Dormitory, $ 10 per month. All
candidates for admission are permitted
to eom|K)to for Boyce Scholarships,
which will pay #100 a year. For cata
By O. B. B?RGIN
|'P Ih nil over; finished; dono
with; exhausted I So nin I!
Ho Ih Miranda! Hut Htiio
Noel Hartley Ih mh fresh ns a
rose and wonders why tho Rev. Arthur
Ql'Ontorox thlnkH bo uUcn of her. Tho
Rev. Arthur niHo wonders?many
In crises like these Mlrnnda nud I
have HotiwtiinoH hinted desperately to
one n not bor of nn otornnl Separation,
with a capital H. Wo have drawn
pathetic pictures of how wo would dh
vldo everything between uh, nnd Hho
Should go and live With her mother,
while I itrodo into life's highway*
manfully putting the past behind mo
In order to become great, ami. Instead
of going to theaters, upend my even
ings sitting by the lire, waiting her
:? ? ! lep mi tho stair. Miranda would
nlwnys net quite worked up by this pn
thetlc pleturo until nho remembered
that It was useless taking half the
things, because her mother bad no In
tention of turning the bouse into a
BtorngO company for the furniture of
others. Ho tho trouble generally blew
over. Hut this tinio It went ns far ns
my making out a list of tho things In
my "den" before we wero reconciled.
Miranda saw then that she was on tho
brink of nn nwfltl precipice, and It
made her shiver. Ho It did me, be
cause there's a beautiful bronze Brit
ish lion (from Japan) In my "don"
Which she has set her heart upon hav
ing, and I know wo should have squob
blcd over that. When shcenys, "Dicky,
i'OU'ro such a dear!" pats my brow and
with the other bund Inhos the very
thing I don't want her to have, the
pathos of the situation degenerates In
to farce, and -und -oh, you know what
young wives are like! The next time
I mniry I shall choose n solid, estima
ble lady of mature ago, with n false
front and without what llttlo Noel
?nils "parlor tricks."
As soon as Miranda told tho Rev.
Arthur Or en tor ox about her projected
ptngpotlg tournament he smiled In a
pleased way and said that he himself
otltd b(? the first to take a two shil
ling ticket. Ho also threw out dark
binis that Miss Jarvls would liko to be
iked. They're not really engaged, be
cause the Rev. Arthur hasn't enough
money to marry, but he calls Miss Jar
vls "dear Bister" mid looks at her, If he
thinks he Is unobserved, In the same
way that Sir Lancelot did at Guinevere
When Klllg Arthur was out. Of courso
Miranda knew all about this "go-hllty
passion," as she calls It, ami that was
why she told Miss Jarvls that the Rev.
Arthur was colic; to play nnd then in
formed him that Miss Jarvls would
also bo there. So she had them "In the
net.'' ns It were, and tho members of
the blanket club almost cried when
told they were too old to play, q'o
please them, Miranda made a special
rule that If they liked to take tickets
they could gel some one elso to play
for them, and, us tho old men were
fond of excitement, they pawned their
remnlutng blankets and bought twelve
tickets for the tournament. "It do my
old 'curt good to ?et a little pcimiskus
sport like this 'ere," said Gaffer Hind
ley to Miranda, "ami I've got four
quarts on with Joe Rurrldgo as little
mlsslo"?pointing to Noel-?"'ill play
for mo and knock his ugly 'end off. I
do 'ear its \>w Mistress Jarvls' sewing
club be n-goln' to try to knock us out,
and there's twelve on its wants little
mlsslo to do her liest for us. It do
i'nrm our old 'carts, It do, to have a
bit of real sport like this newfangled
game, Most ns good US a day's ratlin'
It be, surelle."
When Miranda asked her little niece
Noel to slay with us. she said that
Noel's blue i yes, golden hair, mournful
face, with Its "I do want to be loved
before heaven claims mo for its own"
kind of expression, made her uneasy.
It did mo also. I knew the child, and
I was also aware that heaven could
get along very well without her for u
time, nt all events. She was a little
demon at lawn tennis and could pick
up nny new game In ten minutes. He
sl.le.l. its she told me, she hail been
working hard at plngpong In order to
?lick Brother Tom." I had n little
practice with her before the tourna
ment came off, nud she? But I antici
Miss Jarvls, nlthouKh she loved Ml
inudn dearly, did not like the success
of the blanket club. After nil, we were
only newcomers, nud WO ought, like
Agog, to have "walked delicately" for
a fow years before bursting Into such
meteoric fume. It occurred to Miss
Jarvls when she saw the special rule
that It would be a sporting kind of
thing for her sewing club members to
enter en masse. Though most of them
were the wives of the blanket club
incn, she never seemed to realize that
n bouse divided against Itself cannot
stand. So she bought n dozen tickets
for the sewing club and, when Miranda
remonstrated with her on this prolific
expenditure, ns good as hinted that it
was no business of Miranda's. New
comers In the place could not he ex
pected to understand "tho dear peoi le"
as well as she did. Of course when sho
got "nnsty" liko that Miranda nightly
prayod that tho blanket club players
would smlto tho feminine Amnlokltea
of tho sewing dun hip nud thigh.
Noel was so populnr In tho vlllngo
that the landlord of tho Spotted Dog,
ns she Informed mo after tho tourna
ment was over, "put bin last shirt on
her," a phrnso which, I understand, In
sporting- parlanco menus that ho risked
all his spare cash on tho event. I
wasted a good deal of time teaching
Noel how to "serve" Into the double
edges of the big mahogany table -which
we borrowed from the vlcnr. It was
Just the right slue (nine feet by five),
but the double edges gave a sort of
piquancy to the play which I thought
would bu lacking In a mere ordinary
tnblo from a professional place, Mlram
dn wits to look after the tea, nnd I was
to lead off against the vicar, who, In
stead of practicing, went to the Rritlsh
museum to hunt up ancient authorities.
He said that before undertaking so se
rious a task he wonted to see whether
tho Athenians had ever played tho
game under another nnme. But, In
spite of Ids putting It In that way. he
grew Just as keen about plngp'mg ns
anybody elso and actually nindo hit
wife practice with him one evening.
They quarreled for the first tlmo In
thetr lives because she would serve into
his waistcoat, nnd he said It was tak
ing a mean advantage.
When tho eventful evening came, we
had the old sewing clubwomen on one
side of tho room and tho blanket fund
Old men on the other -'Montagues nnd
Ga pulet?," tho Rev. Arthur called
them. Burridges nnd 11 lud leys would
hnvo been nearer tho mark. Then the
vlcnr opened the proceedings in hi
jj?*^ A V-^k 4-" '4r -A^ 'Ar^ 4- '-^ ^ '-iV '-A ? ^ A; A; at -' A" ? * A; A4 ^ 'nfr' ^ 4- '-^ -J^4^ ^ ^ W W If
Lamazes Kugcies and Wagons
Cheaper than Anybody. Come and See.
LAU RENS, S. C. Dw HC
I sutil iii : : it* i.-hided way, as If Ik? Wei'O
it n penny rending, timl from lucre1
force of hnbll announced Hint "Alt'.
Recitation would give a Smith." Bo
foro ho could hu prevented young
Sill 11 ll I oenn on "It was at Flores, Ii?
Hi" Hnstores," and Noel WI18 tlx' only
[)i i s<mi | resent who had the pluck to
stop him. II?1 h is hated her 0V01* since.
\Ve Blurted with inyBolf ami the vic
ar, und he didn't play badly for a be
ginner, nit hough hetween "serves" ho
freipiently stopped to explain that he
11:<11 sei n a picture of "Prehistoric Ping
pong" In Punch and that If any ono
would give hhn Mr. Reed's address he
would communicate with him on the
subject, us even prehistoric animals
hnd their feellngH ami could douhtless
he Influenced for good if treated with
kindness. When he lost, he became n
Utile testy; BO we played It all over
ngnln, and I let htm, as Noel Bald,
"romp home an cn.y winner." That
dear child la learning the most ex
traordinary expressions from her bos
om frlond the landlord of the Spotted
After Miranda had won her gnmo
ngalust the church warden no one elso
in the village professed to understand
pUlgpong or to have the hardihood to
piny It In public, so nhout I) o'clock wo
came to the Caputota and Montagues,
the Hurrldges ami the II lud leys, the
blanket fund and the sewing club.
Noel told me afterward, with a seraph
ic smile, thnl she and the landlord of
the Bpottcd Dog had arranged with
the villagers that they were net to In
terfere. The landlord had a dim sort
of Idea what Miss .larvls was going to
do, and he worshiped Noel to BUCh an
extent that the child bcllovcd that if
he could have "got at" the Hcv. Ar
thur's modest glass of tnblo beer ho
(the landlord) would have "hocused''
the poor curate or "painted Ida Ml,"
whatever that may mean.
When old Mrs. Porridge's namo was
called, she mulled at Miss .Tarvls and
said, "Do 'e tell the gentry, dearie, as
his reverence Is golll' to play for me,
and God he good to us all." She went
to Bleep again, and old Hlndlcy got up
and paid, "Utile inlssie he a golll* to
play for I, nnd I've got four quarts on
Then this seraphic child, with eyes
of heavenly nine (she's only twelve),
her golden hair flowing down her back
(blue ribbon), white tennis things, blue
sash round her dainty waist, white
doeskin shoes and another blue rib
bon at her pretty throat, floated up to
the table, produced a lucky penny w ith
\ hole in It from her pocket anil held
It out to the Rev. Arthur, with a BUllle
so Bweet, so pure, so holy, that old
Mrs. thunmcl burst Into tears and said
"the pretty croctur' Is a moi't too good
for this world, and It do seem savage
like for a girt big man to worrit her
"W what's thai for?" asked the Rev.
Arthur, taken aback.
"Toss for service, please," said Noel.
The Uev. Arthur called, "Head."
?Tail, 1 think," said Noel politely.
"Yes, tail It is. I nerve."
"Cer-certalnly. Hy all means, Miss
Noel." sold lilt Rev, Arthur.
"Von go to the other end," said Nod,
"and. mind you. keep within the Hues
of the table."
"I I don't see Uny lines," protested
the Rev. Arthur.
"You?-you won't think nio unkind If
I win'.'" asked the Rev. Arthur, who Is
the tonderest hearted nmn in the
"Certainly not," replied Noel.
" 'Twouldn't be sportsmanlike."
"V think we are ready to begin,"
said the Hcv. Arthur after ft bewil
"I h j been ready for the last llvo
mlnm.v Noel declared.
"I am anticipating your service,"
said the Rev. Arthur.
Something happened. This si null
child "served." A streak of whlto flow
over the net, touched the tablo In the
left hnnd corner and disappeared
through tho doorway.
"Ono?love," called the umpire.
She served again. This time tho hnll
caught on the edgo of tho table nnd
went Into tho stove.
"Two?love," called tho timplre.
Noel took another ball. It touched
the tnblo, smote tho Rev. Arthur light
ly on tho nose and divagated Into Mrs,
"Throe?love," called the umpire.
Yet ngnln. This timo the ball lodged
In tho Rev. Arthur's lower chest.
For, so nwlftly It flow, the sight
Couht not follow it in Its Hlght.
"Four?love," called the umpire.
And once more. Tho Rev. Arthur,
With Hashing eyes (ho wua beginning
to get excited) returned the ball into
"Five- love," called the umpire.
Noel bowed. "Your service, Mr.
Orontorex," nnd turned back her cuffs.
"If the ladies win pardon me, I will
divest myself of my cont," said tho
"Strip, by nil means, if you like,"
said Noel. And he stripped.
Rut It was no good. The gamo went
Ott until It became twenty?two. Ho
"?John I.lvesey and Mrs. Ohtmmol,"
called the umpire.
"Our turn ngnln, I think," Bald Noel
to tho Rev Arthur. "Pin playing for
John. Your service, Mrs. Olummol.
"Martha Raggett s and?eh?Chumpy
Poo," called the umpire.
"I piny for Joe," said Noel. "I sup
pose you are Martha Rnggotts?"
"I am," snld the Rev. Arthur, nnd ho
looked like another Martha who wna
"cumbered with innny on roe."
They played thnt game until the Rev.
Arthur began to Improve. Resides, tho
blood of his ancestors boiled In Ida
veins. Rut It boiled to no purpose.
Noel won easily,
"JBIIhU Bands nnd Jano I.ovejoy,"
cnllM the umpire.
"My service, Jane," said Noel to tho
Tho Rev. Arthur did not llko it, but
ho piny (Hi nnd lost.
"Thyrxa Thlstlethwnyto and Tom
Oerrldge," called tho umpire.
Thyrzn did a little better, for weight
began to ten.
"Sarah Tborno and Martin Clarke,"
I called tho umpire.
"Better make the gaino ten points,
fviMb. instead of twenty." suggested
No ! 1 ncouruglngly, for she wus begin*
nlug t" lire.
- rtuhily, If I bo umpire allows uh,"
flsi !d i ho llev, Arthur.
Scrub Joined Thyrza with a slightly
"Annn Jones and Old Coulston," call
ed Ihc umpire.
"(Jo It, mlssle," said Old Collision.
"I s< o myself n-drluklu' that beer, 1
Mlssle "went it," but, in spite of all
f.hc could do, the llev. Arthur made the
imr.ie Heven ten,
"'rime to sponge off, 1 think," sug
gested Noel to Anna Jones.
"I'b I beg your pnrdonV" said Anna
"II ?('; < r hiuonls," ( xpltlllicd Noel Kind
ly. "I'm going to have a bun and gln<
gor be< r."
Tho Itev. Arthur inwardly Imped
11 ??y would dlntgroo wit.i her. Il<', too,
id roil Noel, but he carried the money
of the sewing club and was preiiarcd,
If neec. .-ar.v, to d!o on the Held <>f lion
ur. lie loused down a lemon squash
prepared by the fair lingers of Miss
?larvlu. "I wear your glove upon my
helm," ho whispered.
"Mind Hint child doesn't knock It
oil." Raid Miss JnrviH sternly. "If you
I : > tl i ere ei.it of a thing like that!
- I'll nevi r forgive you."
The landlord <>f Iho Spoiled Dog
gave Noel a cake of butterscotch to
"top off" with, and, a pretty color In
her cheeks, she danced back to the ta
ble. "Suppose," she said politely, "wo
lump the other games and stand or
fall by this one. I think you Will (hen
be" she looked at the list "lOII/.nbeth
llnlsoy, Kelurah Hunks, Allco Manns,
Jeinluui Ward and Mad Kitty."
"1 I I hi ill. so," said the Hew Arthur.
"Oh, what n duck ho is:" said Mad
Kitty, beaming rapturously upon tho
poor curate, "isn't he a duckt"
Miss JnrviH hastily pulled (ho crazy
?lit I l ad; Into her seat and told her to
bo go ill.
??1 w III," Bald Mad Kitty; "but isn't
he a duel. ?"
Noel poised her racket reflectively.
I'm he.per Jones, Silas Poorbody,
Scrutiny Eyed IIIIJ, Sawyer I lord and
Cargo the Shepherd, and I must bo
very careful, because (hey have twen
ly quarts of beer on me between them." I
"Twenty what?" gasped tho Itev. Ar
"Quarts," said Noel gently, "nnd they
have asked mo to supper at the Spoi
lt d I >og If i win."
l'..e:i Mira min gasped at this rovcla
liOII. fortunately she Wtt8 cutting cake
Itlld did not realize Its full Blguiflcnuco,
The Itev. Arthur bowed gallantly. "I
wish the ladies had so good a champion I
also,'' he said kindly. Ho glanced at
Miss ,lur\ is, and his line features cloud
ed ever, for she Crowned. "A slip of a
child." she whispered contemptuously
to her neighbor.
Her disdain stung the Itev. Arthur,
who was generally pretty good at field
sports, and he began to serve ns hard
as he could, after previously stipulat
ion thill this filial game should be twen
ty points. Amid tremendous excite
ment they crept up to eighteen all.
There was agony In (be Itev. Arthur's
?ye, for Miss Jarvls, coldly contemptu
ous, applauded Noel vigorously. Noel,
seeing bis distress, purposely served
into tin' net, (ben blushed scarlet. She
"carried the beer of the blanket club,"
yet had betrayed her trust because sho
loved the llev. Arthur. Ilor pretty lips
The Itev, Arthur saw and under
stood. With Hue chivalry ho also serv
ed into tin1 net, mentally vowing to re
fund (heir losses to the members of (he
sewipg club. He w ould not bo outdone
in magnanimity by a slip of a child.
"N luolccu all," cried the umpire.
"We'll make the next Haul stroke
Your service, M iss Noel.''
Noel WHS so unnerved (hat she sent
over nil easy ball. The Uev. Arthur,
with n hypocritical pretense of activ
ity, dr ive it Into the net, bowed and
announced himself conquered.
Noel threw down her racket, flung
her arms round his neck ns ho stooped
lo her tllld Kissed him. Then they went
? IT hand in h ind to Miss Jarvls, who
began dimly (?i understand that there
are liner Illings In the world than win
ning a plngpong tournament.
"Noel has heilen ine," said the cu
rate gayly, "and I'm proud of being
beaten no quickly."
Noel made them both u pretty coW;*
tesy. "I nut twice beaten." she said.
"Will you and Miss Jarvis coine and
have your evening oats with us at the
We all went.
"Took his grueling like a man and a
gentleman," said the landlord of tho
Spotted Dog. "I'm gohl' to church next
Bundaj I" Queen.
it is a great convenience to have at
hand reliable remcdios for use in ra-os
of accident nnd for slight injuries nnd
ailment s. A good limincnt nnd one
that Is fust becoming a favorite <f not
a household nccosslty is Cham1 orlatn's
Pain Halm, lly applying it prompt iy toa
cut/brulso burner it allays the pain nnd
causes tho injury to heal In about one
third tho tlmo usually requiredj and as
it I? art antiseptic ll prevents any dan
ger of blood poisoning. When Pain
Ralm is kept at hand a sprain msy be
treated boforo Inflammation sets in,
which insures a quick rccovory. For
sale by Laurons Drug Co.
We have a few moro nice spring and
summer suits, which wo aro closing at
a-great sacrifice, preparatory to going
to New York and h.iying fnll goods.
Our preparations for fall will eollpso
any previous effort and wo know this
is tho placo tor you to como and get
_Davis. Roper A Co.
I havo purchased a largo quantity of
GENUINE PERUVIAN GUANO,?
Pure and unadulterated.
Orders, lo be filled, must be placed
before September, 1st,, as supply Is
limited. Delivery cannot be promised
before Decomber 1st., but the effort
will be to supply It for Pall Wheat
This la the first Peruvian Guano to
be brought here since the war.
Farmers who want it MUST APPLY
W. C. IRBY,
Lawrens, S.C. ,
Of a Cut
My grandfather, u veteran of the
Mexican wer, t<>1< 1 me this story to Il
lustrate mi axiom that opinion is more
powerful than law:
It W?IB back in (he first half of the
last century, when the regular army of
the United Stales was a little fninlly,
so to speak, that a young artillery oili
cer was ordered to report at the then
frontier post, Fort I. Mnnton Bur
uet was one of (hose folioWH whom ev
erybody loved. Tall, massive, with light
hair and blue eyes that formed a pleas
ing contrast with a pair of round, rud
dy cheeks, he struck, the fancy of every
one at the moment of meeting and im
proved on acquaintance.
The hello <?f the post was Colonel
Iloughton's daughter Kdith. whose lllr
tatlous bad commenced with endete at
West Point and continued with ofllcers
of all grades and ages, though she was
slill only twenty two or three. At the
time Burnet reported at the fort she
was engaged In a mild affair with Ma
jor Stoddnrd, a native of M isslsslppl
and a man of forty. lie continued the
adage "No fool like an old fool" by be
coming Infatuated with a girl who was
only enjoying what she considered nn
innocent amusement. At any rate, to
flirt was as natural to her as to breathe.
As soon as Burnet appeared on the
scene she dropped Sloddiird, took up
with the newcomer and found an ex
perience entirely new to her by falling
violently In love with hill).
Stoddnrd was furious. It Is question
able whether ho was more malignant
toward Burnet or Kdlth Houghton. It
Is said "Hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned." Eiere was an Instance where
a scorned man was the fury. Stoddnrd
was so unable to conceal bis feelings
that he soon had the whole garrison
laughing at him. He determined to
show them that It was no laughing
In the army, especially at frontier
posts, all the olllcors play i>oker; nt
least they always did In the good old
times. One evening a party of officers,
Including Stoddnrd and Burnet, were
engaged at the game when Stoddnrd
suddenly turned upon Burnet and ac
cused him of cheating.
"You lying scoundrel!" said Purnet.
"What do you menu?"
"That will do," replied Stoddnrd, ris
ing. "No more play tonight. We have
another matter of more Importance to
Some of those present remonstrated
Willi Stoddnrd, while others turned
their bucks upon him contemptuously.
All knew he would challenge Purnet.
iiiul he did, though he found it Impossi
ble t<> lind any one of the ofllcers to
bear his message and act as his second
until Purnet requested one of them to
The meeting took place early the next
morning a mile from the fort on the
river "bottom." .lust before it occurred
Burnet told his second that he Intended
to purposely miss his man, giving ns a
reason that, as the two had been suit
ers for the same girl, she was Interest
ed in the affair ami be was uncertain
which of the two she preferred. Be
sides, to kill a brother ofllcor In a duel
would mar bis life and bis military ca
reer. Ills second protested against this,
but was unable to move his resolution,
Whereupon he declined to serve, and
Burnet selected me, but kept from me
his intention. At the first tire Purnet
fell with a ball in bis right side. Stod
ilard was unhurt.
It was a melancholy party thnt car
ried I ho wounded man back to the fort,
for the surgeon pronounced the wound
fatal. The nfflllr put an end to any un
certainly as to lOdlth Iloughton's pref
erence, for she was w ild with grief ns
soon as she learned w hat had happened.
However, after her first giving wny to
her feelings she nursed Purnet so ten
derly that he pulled through. At thnt
time the effect of the mind on the sys
tem was not understood as It Is now, but
even then it was apparent that" the men
tal stimulant Burnet experienced in
Edith iloughton's love turned the pcnle.
The colonel made no comment on the
nfflllr till Purnet was pronounced out
Of danger. Thon be sent for Stoddard,
with whom he was closeted for an
hour In bis private ofllco. After the
interview It leaked out that ttie colonel
had demanded Stoddnrd's resignation,
Intimating that if it were not forth
coming be would prefer charges.
Stoddard refused to resign, nsserttng
that he would Stand trial, taking a
change of venue to another post, where
the feeling was not prejudicial to him.
The colonel, not desiring that his
daughter'** name should be mixed in
the affair, felt constrained to let the
It was at this point that the rest of
us Interfered. Wo called o meeting of
the ofllcers of the post and unanimous
ly decided to give Stoddard "the cut."
The next time any one of us met him
we walked by him with Ihe salute, hut
with no other recognition. Stoddard
had not counted on this, and it affect
ed him nt once, lie bore It for awhile
without any action, then applied to ho
ordered elsewhere. l?'or two months
while ho was wailing for a change ho
lived with U dozen brother ofllcers, not
one of whom would speak to htm tin
Officially. Now that bis Infntuntlon
for the git. was somewhat cooled by
her action, our ircnttnont broko him
down, and when he went nway ho
looked like an old man. But this was
not the last of it. No class of iueu nro
so hard on each other In ease of wrong
doing as soldiers. A statement of tho
nffair was sent to Stoddard's new post
signed by every one of us, and on hla
arrival he found himself cut. Then ho
resigned and spent the rest of his lifo
Burnet married Edith IToughton and
afterward distinguished himself in the
civil war. P. a. MITC1IBL.
A. C. Todd.
Johnsone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
<jT Money to T<onn at reasonable in
Laurkns, S. 0.
Car of high grade Wagons just re
ceived. So j us for prices.
R. P. Mllam oc Co.
If it doesn't, try Burdock Blood Bit
See the now goods wo aro displaying
on our 10 conts countor. You will sco
goods that you have paid "? cents for
always here for only 10 cents.
?. M. & E. H. Wllke?.
'Now, good digestion waits on appe
tite, and health on both."
Your first duty in buying goods la '.<?
yourself to save all the money you I an.
We claim to have all you want, j ist
what you want and at the prlco you
want. * What more do you want?
Davis, Roper & Co.
Remember cue stook of out gb>s> U
tho brightest and. best you will Rod
anywhere. Our prices are always lower
than you will llnd elsewhere.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos.
It would take, a burglar to break i"
some shoes. OurH aro easy from the
start, and thoprico)pleaso. Tho liu'j.
Straw hats at your own price or
cheaper than you can oxpcot them.
Call and soe us.
Davis, l topor & Co.
Expect big bargains at Davis, Ropor
If you want to know what a dollar is
worth tako it to Tbe Hub.
Lots of good things In our ladies' de
partment. Don't buy until yon euc
D.ivi.-, Roper .\ Co.
Seo tho new china closets we are
showing, they are new designs and
highly polished quartot'ed oak, and you
can buy at the prices wo nro offering
S. M. fc K. II. Willie .
Society Sealing Wax III fancy color-,
at Pleomhlg Bros. Jewelry Store.
A handsome assortment of Secret
LockOts just opened. Call tt> s< o us,
Seo our bargain shoe counter. $1.00
ami $1.20 values for 70 conts.
Everything for everybody and every
thing correct. Even tho correct time
from Washington every hour.
Palmetto Drug < ?.
A good thing for a rainy day?one ol
our neat new Umbrellas: 75c, $1.0U and
$1.50. Tho Dub.
Now Is tho time to buy your low cut
shoes In men's, ladies and childtcn'.-.
All going at a big sacrifice.
Davis, Ropor i\- Co.
If you want the correct time set y nil
watch by our clock. If you want your
prescriptions 11 lied correctly have them
Palmetto Drug ( o.
Just in Hoist Now Turnip Seed.-. Ouo
fourth pound paokago 10 cent-. No
danger of getting llio wrong kind.
Tho best Is the best. So everybody
says. Try "It" and Peggy O'Neal at
Palmetto Drug Co.
Wo carry a compli te line of the best
quality Rogers silver table wave. !i
you need anything in this line wo can
Save you money. Try us .
8. M. & 13, II. Wiike?.
Special value in solid black and .-??lid
W. G. Wilson iv Co.
Wc have "It" and Peggy O'Neal.
Ask our soda man.
Palmetto Drug Co.
" Big reduction in ladies' oxfords.
$2.00 patont colt oxfords $1.75 at
The great Celery Tonic, $1.00 bott'e
for 50 conts.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Our Now Discovery is sold by W. W.
Dodson, LaurensDrugCo. and Youngs'
Pharmacy under an absolute guar
antee. Price $1.00.
At last wo havo found a roach de
stroyer, 25 conts a bottle.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Now Is the time to use International
Stock Pood to prevent your stock from
dying by uso of damaged corn. Every
, R. P. Mllam & Co.
J. O. O, Fleming it Co. have tho new
crop turnip seed in all the varieties.
Soo their ad.
1,200 pairs half hose, 10 cents value,
to go at ? cents.
J, E. Minter .\ Bro.
A hat for 10 cents. Cet a roll ol
Palmetto Drug Co.
Special values in light coats and line
J. K. Mlnter.v Uro.
And tho best of all the prices arc the
lowest for tho best at
Davis, Roper it Co.
Cropo tissuo paper. All shades, it)
conts a roll.
Palmetto Drug Co.
"Just in tho nick of Itlmu our little
boy was saved" writes Mrs. W. Wat
klns of Ploasant Ci?y, Ohio. "Pneu
monia had played sad havoc with him
and a terriblo cough sol In besides.
Doctors treated hitn, but he grow
worfo every day. At length WC tried
Dr. King's Now DUcovety for Con
sumption and our darling was saved.
He's now sound, and well." Everybody
ought to know, It's tho only sure cure
for Coughs, Colds and all Lung dis
eases. Guaranteed by Lturom Drug
Co. and W. W. Dodson. Trial bottles
freo. Tnco 50 conts and $1,00.
THE WEELITTLES IN YOSEMITE PARK.
FIND THUIR ATTENDANT,
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Arrival of Rubber!
Our Fall Slock of Rubber Qoods is here and they arc lli
kind of goods that every bodywants?the kind you al
ways pay for whether you get them or not. Thes<
are high grade goods, made exclusively by
makers who have a reputation lor turning
out reliable products. A little difference
in quality makes a very great differ
ence in durability ; So get the
best. Costs you no more
than the poorer sort.
Bulb, Fountain and
Hot Water Bottles,
Nursing Bottles, Etc.
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To Cure a Gold in One Day
Tak* Laxative Brome* Quinine Tablet*. tVLjb
s?v*n Mtiiton boxM * m in p?h la m?>n?i*. Thfa signature, y^jGyr
in Two Days.