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LAURENS, 8. C, Dec., 2, 1008.
Why Mot Laurens?
The Charleston Post of last Thursday
advocates the holding of the Demo
cratic State Convention in 1004 in
Greenville, Spartanburg or Anderson.
The Post declares that a system by
which the conventions could rotate
from town to town throughout the state
would have a "happy result" in bioak
ing down petty seotional prejudices,
We heartily agree with The Post's
view. A State Convention bring? to
gether only about 600 people, includ
ing candidates and "camp followers."
A town of the size of Laurens could ac
commodate such a gathering. If not
next year, at some relative'y early
date, we hope to toe a S ate Demo
cratic Convontion in Laurons.
It Begins This Week.
We are euro that all of our subscrib
ers who read the story Graustark
which begins in The Advertiser this
week will be dellghtod with it. Tun
Advertiser is giving its readers
wholesome, improving ard entertain
ing novels?as good as aro written in
these days. Wo advise especially the
young readers of The Advertiser
who wish to learn something of good
literature and to be charmed at the
same time to read this story.
Next year wo shall have an election
and a campaign in Laurens County, in
South Carolina and in the United
States. For this and many other rea
sons now is a good time to subscribe
for a reasonably good county newspa
per. The Advertiser would like to
bo read in every home in Laurens this
Winter and all it costs is a dollar a
year. The paper would save more than
that to the subscribers if it contained
nothing more than advertisements.
The Advertiser would like each of
tho farmers to whom Florodora cotton
seed was given last spring to write to
The Advertiser the results obtained.
So far as we have heard, these results
have been on the whole satisfactory.
If this cotton is a success, it means
much to the farmers of Laurens county,
now that mills aro being built here
nnd In neighboring counties which
will u8o better giades of cotton than
the oounty has boon producing.
And The Whistle Blew.
For the first time the whistle of tho
Watts Mills was heard in a long blast
at noon last Wednesday. W*e confi
dently believe that it was a signal of
better times in Laurens.
The Nowberry Observer inquires
why Wieters, the man who sued the
constables, does not sue the state of
South Carolina for interfering with
his whiskey business and we fear that
even so intelligent a paper as The Ob
server would place the blame on the
city of Charleston if he did.
Hopeful but Hazardous.
It is a hopeful sign that a newspaper
in the interests of "law and order" is
to be established in Columbia. The
two South Carolina editors who were
foremost champions of law and order in
South Carolina during the past 26
years were shot.
W ORST OF ALL EXPERIENCES.
Can anything be worse than to feel
that ovory minuto will be your last?
Such was tho experience of Mrs. S. H.
Newson, Decatu'r, Ala. "For three
yoars" she writes, "I endured Insuf
ferable pain from Indigestion, stomach
and bowel trouble. Daath seemed in
evittble when dostors and all remedies
failed. At length I was induced to try
Eloctric Bitters and the result was mir
aculous. I improved at once and now
I'm completely recovered. For Lilver,
Kidney, Stomach and Bowel troubles
Electric Bitters is the only medicine.
Ojly 60 oents. It's guaranteed by The
Lauren? Drug Co. and W. W. D-jdson.
THAT THROBBING HEADAOHE
Would quickly leave you, if you used
Dr. King's Now Life Pills. Thousands
of sufferers hav* proved their match
less merit for Siek and Nervous Head
aches. They make pare blood and
build up your heath. Oily 26 cents,
money baok if nob cured. Sold by The
Liureai Drug Cj. and W. W. Dolson.
TO ALL CATARRH SUFFERKUM.
Hyomel Guaranteed to Care by Lau
rens Drug Co. or Honey Refunded.
The popularity and increase in the
sales of Hyomei are unique in tbe an
nals of medioine. Buoh astonishing
cures have been made by this remarka
ble remedy that the proprietors have
authorized The Laurens Drug Co. to
sell every package of Hyomel under an
absolute guarantee that it will euro ca
tarrh. If it does not the purchaser can
have bis money refunded by the Lau
rens Drug Co.
Hyomel is nj ordinary remedy. It
is the only method of treatment that
sends by direct inhalation to tho most
remote part of tbe air passages, a bal
samic air that destroys all oatarrhal
germs in the breatbiog organs, en
riches and purifies tho blood with ad
ditional ozone, and makes permanent
and complete cures of catarrh.
The complete Hyomel outfit costs
but $1.00 and consists of.an inhaler that
can be carried in the vest pocket, a
medioine dropper and a bottle of Hyo
mel. Tho inha'er lasts a lifetime, and
if one bottle does not eure, an extra
bottle of Hyomei can be obtained for
50 cents. It is the most economical of
all remedies advertised for the cure of
catarrh, and is the only one that fol
lows nature in her method of treating
diseases of the respiratory organs.
Breathe through the iuhaler for a
few minutes four times a day and your
catarrh is cured. That's all.
If not !cured The Laurens Drug Co.
Will refund your racnoy.
What Is orj Appetlzl ngi
What is more appetizing these frosty
mornings tban light, flaky biscuit for
breakfast? We never tire of them, aro
equally d please with hot rolls for supper
"Clifton" flour not only makes tho best
biscuit u and rolls, but will furnish ex
cellent oake and pastry for the noon
day meal. Order "Clifton" from your
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAUKENS,
Court of Common Pleas.
By virtue of tho decree of the Court
in the case of J. C. Hutchinson vs.
Mamie E. Fuller and others, I will sell
at Laurens Court Houso, South Caro
lina, at public outcry, to tho highest
bidder, on Salesday in December, 1903,
being the 7th day of the month, all that
tract of land In Laurens County, in said
State, known as the Tilhnan Fuller
land, sole?in two separate parcols.
Tract No 1, containing ono hundred
and sixty-nine acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of Dolly Madden,
Geo. Winn, J. H. Pinson and others.
Tract No. 2, containing ouo hundred
and sixty nine acres, more or lessj.
bounded by tract No. ), lands of L. S.
Fuller, R. W. Pitts, Isaac Grant and
Terms of Sale?One-third cash, tho
balance with interest, to be secured by
bond of purchaser and mortgago of the
premises, due in two equal instalments
of one and two years from day of sale,
with leave to purchaser to pay all
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers. If
purchaser does not comply land to be
resold at risk of defaulting purchaser.
John F. Bolt,
? Q p
Nov. 10, 1003?td.
Don't buy Jewelry hap
hazard. Look the ground over
thoroughly, and buy when you
find the place where you can get
the very best, most stylish, most
reliable Jewelry for your money.
Of course, we think this is the
place and want to convince you
that we are right.
g0T FIRST-CLASS Watch
and Jewelry repairing by an
THE SOIL OF SATISFACTION.
The HUB is constantly gaining ground in public favour
because everything we sell is the soul of satisfaction and up-to
dateness and good taste. This store is full of charming styles in
fresh, new, handsome Goods of every sort a woman can wear; and
our prices are always the very Lowest that good Goods can possi
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beiore you buy. You'll find it alive with fascinating things and
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An admirable line of Ladies'
[Walking Skirts, cut on the very
latest models and containing
every iota of style and service
which anyone could wish for,
^he materials are solid, wear re
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fTweed and Homespun, the prices,
all the way from $2.00 to $7.50.
Stylish New Belts in Silk
Jand Leather 25 cts and 50 cts.
Handsome Wrist Bags 25 cts
Every Hat we turn out is an
exact copy of some accepted city
model. The distinctive beauty
and good taste of our Hats, cou
pled with their modest prices,
will appeal to every lady who|
loves fine headgear.
Ready-to-wear Hats, 75c. to #3.00.'
Trimmed Hats, $2.00 to $10.00.
Splendid assortment of Dress Goods, Waistings and Dq-|
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Oop?/W(/ht, JSOJ, by Herbert 8. Stone ?
MR. OHENFALL LOBST BEEKS ADVENTUIUS.
MH. GRENF?LL LURRY hoard
ed the oastboUDd express at
Denver with all the air of a
martyr. Ho had traveled
pretty much nil over the world, ami ho
was not without resources, but the
prospect of a 2,500 mllo journey alone
tilled him with dismay. Tho country
he knew; the scenery had long since
lost its attractions for him. And so It
was that ho gloomily motioned the
porter to his boxes and mounted tho
Steps with weariness.
As it happened, Mr. Grcnfull Lorry
did not have a dull moment after tho
train started. He' stumbled on a llguro
that leaned toward tho window in tho
dark passageway. With reluctant civil
ity he apologized. A lady stood up to let
him pass, and for an Instant in tho half
light their eyes met, and that Is why
the miles rushed by with incredible
Mr. Lorry had been dawdling away
tho months in Mexico and California.
For years ho had felt, together with
untiiy other people, that a sea voyago
was tho essential beginning of every
journey. Ho had started round tho
world soon after leaving Cambridge;
ho had flshed through Norway and
hunted in India, and shot everything
from grouse on tho Scottish moors to
tho rapids abovo Assouan, lie had
run in and out of countless towns and
countries on the coast of South Amer
ica. He had done Russia and tho
Rhone valley and Brittany and Damas
cus. Ho had seen them all, but not
until then did it occur to him that there
might bo something of interest nearer
home. True, lie had thought of joining
some Englishmen on a hunting tour in
tho Rockies, but that had fallen
through. When tho idea of Mexico
did occur to him, ho gave orders to
pack his things, purchased intermina
ble green tickets, dined unusually well
at his club and was off in no tliuo to
the uukuown west.
There was a theory in his family
that It would have been a decenter
thing for him to stop running about
and settle down to work. Rut his
thoughtful father lmd given him a
wealthy mother, and as earning a liv
ing was not a necessity lie failed to
see why it was a duty. "Work is be
coming to some men," ho once declared,
"like whiskers or red ties, but it does
not follow that all men can stand it."
After that the family found him "hope
less," and the argument dropped.
He was Just under thirty years, as
good looking as most men, with no one
dependent upon him and an income
that had withstood both tho Mnison
Doree and a dahabeah on the Nile.
Ho never tired of seeing things and
peoples and places. "There's gamo to
be found anywhere," he said, "only it's
sometimes out of season. If I had my
way ? and millions ?I should run a
newspaper. Then all the excitements
would come to me. As it is, I'm poor,
nud so I havo to go all over tho .world
This agreeable theory of lifo had
.worked well. Ho was a little bored at
times, not because ho had seen too
much, but because there were not more
things left to sec. Ho had managed
somehow to keep his enthuslusms
through everything, and they made
life worth living, no felt, too, n cer
tain elation, like a spirited horse, at
turning toward home, but Washington
had not much to offer him, and the
thrill did not last. Ills big bng and
his hatbox, pasted over with foolish
labels from continental hotels, were
piled in the corner of his compartment,
and ho settled back in his seat with a
pleasurable sense of expectancy. The
presenco in tho next room of a very
smart appearing young woman was
prominent in his consciousness. Itgavo
him an uneasiness which was tho be
ginning of delight. He had seen her
for only a second in the passageway,
but that second had made him hold
himself a llttlo stralghter. "Why is
it," ho wondered, "that somo girls
make you stand like a footman the mo
ment you see them?" Grenfall had
been In love too many times to think of
marriage. His habit of mind was still
general, and ho classified women broad
ly. At the snmo time he had a feeling
that in this case generalities did not
apply well. There was something about
the girl that made him hesitate at la
beling her "Class A or R or Z." What
It was he did not know, but unaccount
ably Bhe filled him with an affected
formality. Ho felt like bowing to her
with a grand air and much dignity.
And yet he realized that his successes
had come from confidence.
At luncheon he saw her in tho din
ing car. Her companions were elderly
persons, presumably her parents. They
talked mostly In French, occasionally
using a German word or phrase. The
eld gentleman was stately and austere,
with an air of deference to the young
woman which Grcnfall did not under
stand. His nppenranco was very strik
ing, his face pale and heavily lined,
mustache and imperial gray, tho oyo
hrows largo and bushy and tho Jaw
and chin square and firm. The White
haired lady carried her head high with
unmistakable gentility. They were all
dressed In traveling suits which sug
gested something foreign, but not Vien
na nor Tarls; smart, but far from
Lorry watched tho trio with groat
Interest. Twice during luncheon tho
young womnu glanced toward him
carelessly and left an annoying Impres
sion that she had not seen him. As
they left the tnhle and passed Into tho
observation car he stared at her with
some defiance. Rut she was smiling,
and her dimples showed, and Grenfail
was aRhamed. For some moments he
sat gazing from tho car window, for
getting his lUnCbeoti, dreaming.
When ho got back to his compart
mont, lie rung vigorously Tor the por
ter. A coin wns carelessly displayed
in Iiis flugers. "Ho you suppose you
could llinl out who has the next coin
"I don't know their imino, suh. but
they's goln' to New York jis as fas' us
they can git tbub. I aln' ax um no
questions, 'causo tbub's soniotbin' 'bout
um tnnkes mo feol 's if I aln' got no
right to look at uui even."
flic porter thought a moment.
"I don" believe it '11 do yuh any good,
suh, to try to shlno up to tha' young
lady. She aln' the sawt, I can tell
yuh that, I done see too many guhls
in inn time"?
"Wlmt nro you talking about? I'm
not trying to shine up to her. I only
want to know who she is?just out of
curiosity." Greufall's face was a trifle
"Hog pnhdon, suh; but I kind o'
thought you was like oth' gent'men
when they see a han'somo woman;
nllus wants to fin' out somethln1 'bout
huh, suh, yuh know. 'Sense me foil
mh-.Jcdgln' yuh, sub. Th' lady in ques
tion is a foh'ner?she lives across th*
ocean, 's fuh as I can flu" out. They's
In n hurry to git homo fob some rea
son, 'eniiso they aln' goln' to stop this
side o' New York 'ccpt to change enhs."
"Where do they change cars?"
"St. Louis?goln' by way of Cincin
nati an' Washln'ton."
Qreufnll's ticket carried him by way
of Chicago. IIo caught himself won
dering if ho could exchange his ticket
In St. Louis.
"Traveling with her fattier and moth
er, 1 suppose."
"No, sub; they's huh uncle an' aunt.
I lienb huh call 'em uncle an' aunt.
Th' ole gent'mail Is Uncle Caspar. I
don't know what they talk 'bout. It's
mostly some foh'en language. Th*
young lady allUS speaks Amchlcnn to
me, but th' old folks catn't talk It vor'
well, They all boon to Frisco, an' the
hired lic'p they's got with 'em say they
been to Mexico too. Th' young lady's
got good Amohlcau dollabs, don' caro
wha' she's been. She nllus smiles
when she ask mo to do nnytbln', an' I
WOUldn' care If she ncvah tipped me,
's long as she smiles tbataway."
"Servants with them, you say?"
"Yns, suh; ninn an' woman, nex' sec
tion t'other side th' olo folks. Catn't
sny mor'li fifteen words in Amchlcnn.
There uaa a prettjj look of fear in her
Th' woman Is huh maid an' tho man
he's th' gen'rnl hustler for th' hull
"And you don't know her name?"
"No, suh, au' I caln't ver' well fin'
"In what part of Europe does sho
"Australia, I think, sub."
"You moan Austria."
"Do 1? 'Scuse ma ig'nnnce. I was
jia* gucssin' at it anyhow; one plnce's
as good ns 'nother ovnh thuh, I reck
"Have you one of those dollars she
"Yes, suh. Ilch's n coin thnt nln'
Amchlcnn, but she snys It's wuth 70
cents In our money. It's a foh'en piece.
She toll nie to keep It till I went ovnh
to huh country; then I could have a
high tlino with It?that's what she
says, 'n high time'?an' smiled kind o'
"bet mo see thnt coin," snld Lorry,
eagerly hiking the silver piece from the
porter's bund. "I never snw one like
it before. Greek, It looks to me, but I
can't make n thing out of these letters.
She gave It to you?"
"Yes, sub. his' evonln'. A high time
on 70 ecu's! That's reediculous, nln't
It?" demanded tho porter scornfully.
"I'll give you n dollar for It. You
con have n higher time on that."
The odd little coin changed owners
i mined lately, nr.d the now possessor
dropped it Into lila pochet with the In
ward coifvlction that he was the sil
llent fool In existence. After the por
ter's departure ho took the coin from
bis pocket, und, with his back to the
door, his face to the window, studied
At one little station a group of ln?
dlnti hour hunters created considerable
Interest among the passengers'. Gron?
full v.as down at the station platform
lit 01ICO, looking ever a great stuck of
gallic. As be left tho enr bo met Uncle
Caspar, who was hurrying toward bis
niece's sect ion. A few moments later
she caino down the steps, followed by
tho dignified old gentleman. (Ironfall
tlnglod with n strnngo delight ns sho
moved quite close to his sldo In her
desire to soo. Onco he glanced at her
fnce, There was a pretty look of fenr
In her eyes as sho surveyed tho mas
sive bonrs mid tho stark, stiff note
loped, lint she laughed ns sho turned
awny with her uncle.
(beiifull was smoking his cigarette
and vigorously jingling tho coins In his
pocket when the trutn pullodout. Then
ho swung on tho cur steps nud found
himself nt her feet. She was standing
nt tho top, whero sho had lingered a
moment. Thero was an expression of
anxiety in her eyes as ho looked up
Into them, followed Instantly by one of
relief. Then sho passed into the car.
Doubtless sho would have been as so
licitous had he been the porter or the
brakemun, ho reasoned, but that she
had noticed him at all pleased him.
At Abilene he bought the Kansas
City newspapers. After breakfast ho
found a s-?at lu the observation car and
settled himself to read. Presently
Borne one took a seat behind him. lie
did not look hack, but unconcernedly
cast his eyes upon tho broad mirror
In the opposite car wall. Instantly he
forgot his paper, Sho was sitting with
in llvo feet of him, a book in her lap,
her gaze bent briefly on the flitting
buildings outside. Ho studied tho re
flection furtively until she took up the
book and began to read.
The lirst page of his paper was fairly
alive with fresh and important dis
patches, chiefly foreign. At length, nft
er allowing himself to becomo really
interested in a Paris dispatch of some
International consequence, ho turned
his eyes again to tho mirror. Sho was
leaning slightly forward, holding the
open nook In her lap, hut reading, with
straining eyes, an article In the paper
He calmly turned to the next pago
and looked le isurely over it. Another
glance, quickly taken, showed to him
a disappointed frown on tho pretty face
and a reluctant resumption of novel
reading. A few moments later he
turned back to the first page, holding
tho paper in such a position that she
could not see and, fxill of curiosity,
read every line of tho foreign news,
wondering what had Interested her.
Under ordinary circumstances Lorry
would have offered her the paper and
thought nothing moro of It. With her,
however, there was an air that made
him hesitate. Ho felt strangely awk
ward and inexperienced besldo her.
Precedents did not seem to count. He
arose, tossed tho paper over tho back
of tho chair, as If casting it asldo for
ever, and strolled to the opposlto win
dow and looked out for a few moments,
jingling his coins carelessly. The Jin
gle of tho pieces suggested something
else to him. His paper still hung in
vitingly upside down, as he had left it,
on tho chair, and the lady was poring
over her novel. As he passed her he
drew his right hand from his pocket,
and a piece of money dropped to the
floor at her feet. Then began an em
barrassed search for tho coin?in the
wrong direction, of course. Ho knew
precisely where It had rolled, but pur
posely looked under tho seats on tho
other side of the car. Sho drew her
skirls aside and assisted In the search.
Four different times he saw tho little
piece of money, but did not pick it up.
Finally, laughing awkwardly, he began
to search on her side of tho car, where
upon she rose and gave him moro room.
She became Interested in the search
and bent over to scan tho dark corners
With eager eyes. Their heads were
very close together more than once.
At last she uttered an exclamation, and
her band went to tho floor In triumph.
They arose together, flushed and smil
ing. She had tho coin In her hand.
"I have It!" she said gayly, a dcH
dous foreign tinge to tho words.
"I thank you"? ho began, holding
out bis hand as If In a dream of ecsta
sy, but her eyes had fallen momentari
ly on the object of their search.
"Oh!" she exclaimed, the prettiest
surprise in the world coming Into her
face. It was a coin from her faraway
homeland, and sho was betrayed into
tho Involuntary exclamation. Instant
ly, however, she regained her compo
sure and dropped tho piece Into his
outstretched hand, a proud flush mount
ing to her check, a look of cold reserve
to her eyes. He had hoped sho would
offer some comment on what she must
have considered a strange coincidence,
but he was disappointed. He wondered
if she even heard him say:
"I nm sorry to have troubled you."
Sho had resumed her seat, and to
him thero scorned a thousand miles bo
tween them. Feeling decidedly uncom
fortable and not a little abashed, he
left her and strode to tho door. Again
a mirror gave him a thrill. This time
it was the glass in tho car's end. Ho
had taken but a half dozen steps when
the brown head was turned slyly and
a pair of Interested eyes looked after
him. She did not know that ho could
see her, so he had tho satisfaction of
observing that pretty, puzzled faco
plainly until ho passed through the
Grcnfall had formed mauy chance
acquaintances during his travels, some
times taking risks and liberties that
were refreshingly bold. He had sel
dom been repulsed, strange to say, and
as ho went to his section dizzily ho
thought of the good fortune that had
been his In other attempts and asked
himself why It had not occurred to him
to make the same advances in tho pres.
ent instance. Somehow sho was dif
ferent. There was that strange digni
ty, that pure beauty, that imperial
manner, all combining to forbid the
faintest thought of familiarity.
Ho took out the coin and leaned back
in his chair, wondering where It came
from. "In any case," he thought, "it
Ml make a good pockotploce, and some
day I'll find some Idiot who knows
more about geography than I do." Mr.
Lorry's own ideas of geography were
Jumbled and vague, as If ho had got
them by studying tho labels on his
hatbox. He knew the places ho had
been to, and he recognized a new coun
try by the annoyances of the customs
house, but beyond this his ignorance
was complete. The coin, so far as he
know, might have come from any one
of a hundred small principalities scat
tered about the continent.
Iteforo the train reached St. Louis
he made up his mind to change cars
I there and go tOvWashlngton. It also
occurred to him that ho might go on
to New York If the spell lasted. Dur
ing the day he telegraphed ahead for
accommodations, and when the flier ar
rived In St. I/onis that evening he hur
riedly attended to the transferring and
rcchecklllg of his baggage, bought a
new ticket and dined. At 8 he was In
tho station, and at 8:15 he passed her
lu the aisle. She was standing In her
stateroom door, directing her maid,
lie saw a look of surprise flit across
her face as he passed. He slept sound
ly that night and dreamed that he was
crossing tho ocean with her.
At breakfast ho saw her, hut If she
saw htm it was when ho was not look
lug at her. Once lie CUUgllt Dude Cas
par staring at him through his mono
cWj frujell dropped instantly from his
eye la the 'manner that Is always self
explanatory. Ells spirits took a furi
ous l> ?und with the realization that she
had deigned to honor hlui by recogni
tion, if only to call attention #?> him
because ho possessed a certain coin.
Once tho old gentleman asked him
the time of day and set his watch ac
cording to the reply. In Ohio tlto man
servant BCOWled at llllU becnUSO he in
voluntarily stared after his mistress as
she paced'the platform while the train
waited at a station. Again. In Ohio,
they met In tho vestibule, ami he was
compelled to step aside to allow her to
pass. II?? did not feel particularly ju
bilant over this meeting. She did not
oven glance at him.
Lorry realized that bis opportunities
wore fast disappearing and that be did
not seem b> be any nearer meeting her
than when they started. He had hoped
to get Uncle Caspar into a conversa
tion and then use him, but Undo Cas
par was as distant as an iceberg. "If
there should be a wreck." Groufall
caught himself thinking, "then my
chance would come, but I don't see
how Providence is going to help me in
auy other way."
Near the ch.se of tho day, after they
left Cincinnati, the train began to wind
through the foothills of tho Alle
ghanles. Hollalre, Graf ton and other
towns were left behind, and they were
soon whirling up the steep mountain,
higher and higher, through tunnel aft
er tunnel, nearer and nearer to Wash
ington every minute. As they wore
pulling out of a little mining town
built on the mountain side a sudden
Jar stopped tho train. There was some
little excitement and a scramble for
Information. Some part of tho engine
was disabled, and It woidd bo neces
sary to replace It before the "run"
Lorry strolled up the crowd of pas
sengers who wore watching the engi
neer and fireman at work. A clear,
musical voice, almost In his ear, star
tled him, for he knew to whom It be
longed. She addressed the conductor,
who, Impatient and annoyed, stood Im
mediately behind him.
"How long arc wo to be delayed?"
she nsked. Just two minutes before
this samo conductor had responded
most ungraciously to a simple question
Lorry bad nsked and had gone so far
as to instruct another Inquisitive trav
eler to go to a warmer climate because
he persisted in asking for information
which could not bo given except by a
Clairvoyant. But now ho nnswered In
most affable tones:
"We'll be hero for thirty minutes at
lenst, miss?perhaps longer."
Bho walked away nfter thanking
him, and Grenfnll looked at his watch.
Off the main street of the town ran
little lanes leading to the mines be
low. They nil ended at the edge of a
Rteqp declivity. There was a drop of
almost 400 feet straight into the valley
below. Along tho sides of this valley
were tho entrances to the mines. Above,
on the ledge, was the machinery for
lifting the ore to tho high ground on
which stood the town and railroad
Down one of these streets walked tho
young lady, eprlously Interested In all
about her. Sho seemed glad to escape
from the train and Its people, and she
hurried along, the fresh spring wind
blowing her hair from beneath her cap,
the ends of her long coat fluttering.
Lorry stood on tho platform watch
ing her; then ho lighted a cigarette and
followed. Ho had a vague feeling that
Bho ought not to be alone with nil tho
workmen. She started to come buck
before he reached her, however, and ho
turned again toward the station. Then
he heard n sudden whistle, and n min
ute Inter from tho end of the street ho
saw the train pulling out. Lorry bad
rather distinguished himself in college
as a runner, and instinctively he dash
ed up the street, reaching the tracks
just In time to catch the railing of the
last coach, lint there he stopped and
stood with thumping heart while tho
coaches slid smoothly up the track,
leaving him behind. Ho remembered
he was not tho only one left, nnd he
panted nnd smiled. It occurred to him
when it was too lute that he might
have got on tho train nnd pulled the
rope or called the conductor, but that
wns out of the question now. After
all, it might not be such a merry game
to stny in that tilt by little town. It did
not follow thnt she would prove friend
A few moments later she appeared,
wholly unconscious of what had hap
pened. A glance down the track, nnd
her face was the picture of despair.
Then she saw him coming toward
her with long strides, Hushed and ex
cited. Regardless of appearances, con
ditions or consequences, she hurried to
"Where Is tho train?" she gasped as
tho distance between them grew short,
her blue eyes seeking bis beseechingly,
her hands clasped.
"It has gone."
"Gone? And wo?we nre left?"
Ho nodded, delighted by the word
"Tho conductor said thirty minutes.
It has been but twenty!" she cried huJrf
tearfully, half angrily, looking at her
watch. "Oh, what shall I do?" sho
went on distractedly. He had enjoyed
the sweet, despairing tones, hut this
last wall called for mnnly nnd Instant
"Cnn we cntch the train*} Wo must!
I will give $1,000. I must cntch it."
Sho had placed her gloved hand against
a telegraph polo to steady her trem
bling, but her fnco wns resolute, im
perious, commnndlng. She wns order*
lng him to obey ns sho would bnvo
commnnded a slave. In her voice thore
was authority, in her eye t?ero wns
fenr. Sho could control tho one, but
not tlto other.
"Wo ennnot catch tho flier. I want
to cntch it as much ns you, and"?hero
ho straightened himself?"! would ndd
a thousand to yours." Ho hesitated a
moment, thinking. "Thero Is but ono
way, and no time to lose."
With this he turned nnd rnn rapidly
toward the little depot and telegraph
?C3C1 (TO HE CONTINUED).
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Is the lightest water on the market. We realize that this is claiming a great
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could prove it to bo true. But it does no', take nn expert to test the loftnessof
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gases will not bo absorbed in the water, and when the bottlo i3 opened, the eas
es escape, and the water is left flat ar d hard, while if it is a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will ro'ain its gases for hours after beine; unstopped.
Read what some p-omlnont persona you know ?ave to say of the merits of
the White Stone Lithia Water:
Chester, S. C, April 23, 1903.
J. T. Harris?, Esq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Dt>arSir?I do unlvsltatlngly sate
than Urn tflhvicy of White Stone Hth'a
Water, not from its splendid analytical
analysis, but from my owa p3r3jn.1l ob
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ihrongh its marked diuretic effect*,
and in s> d oing restores the secretory
and excretory organs of tin body to
their n)rmal physiological stato. So in
this proves its properties to bo of great
value in a^slstlne digestion, assimila
tion and increasing the appetite.T?ere?
fore wo can recogniz-i it as a mlnual
wa'erof powerful toilo prop<?rtle< and
should 1.0 highly rooommond ;d in ston
ach and liver disorders, b'ood disturb
ances, rheumatism, gout, diabetes,
Hri'ht's diseaso, and in all inactive
conditions of tho kidneys and convales
I feal mysolf, that I am justly duo an
aokno wlodgomont of tho happy effecs
I derived from its me.
B. Ei.more Kell, M. D.
Mull Ins, S. O., April 22, 1903.
Mr. J T. Harris.
White Stone Spring*, S. C.
It is with pleasure that I write of the
moi its of White Stone Lithia Wator. I
have tevrtral pationts using It now with
marked benefit in kidney and stomach
troubles. I have known a uric aold
oalbulus to pass aftw using tho witcr
for oily throe days.
A. M. Hrailsford, Jr., M. D.
Macon, Qa., April 16, 1908.
I have prescribed White Stone Lithia
Water freely in my practice an I am
glut to report; the happy offects't nave
as a diuretic an 1 uric- acid solvent. I
think its medicinal properties are pe
culiarly adaptable to uric a'ild d.atho
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bladder and kidney diseases and liver
and stnnach troablo-i. 1 consider it's
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p -ope rues.
Read wha*. Dr. L. J. Blak >, Presi
dent Board of Health of the City of
Spartanbug, has to s ly of the merits ol
White Stone Lithia Spring*:
Spartanburg, Mav Hth, 1903.
J.T.Harris, Proprio'or White Stono
Spings, Sparui :burg Co, S. 0.
My Dear Sir: -I have used and pre
scribed the White St >no Lithia wa'.er
a great deal during the p<-*t two years.
In a'l cases requiring renal stimulation
I have obtained uniformly gooJ re
sults. In lithaomla and kindred allac*
t'.ons from uric acid dlathosla it meets
the Indications, and I ain sure its free
use will prove It the cq lal of any wa
ter on the market.
Yours very truly,
L. J. Blake, M. I>.
Wo have tho largest brick Hotel In the Carolinas or Goorgia, with all mod
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White Stono Spring, S. C. 1
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the yard; The slickest line of Hose in town.(
The only place in town that you can get 6
Plates for 35 cents. TOBACCO: Brown Mule
29 cents the pound by box; Rock and Rye
32>^ the pound by the box; Golden Grain 40
cents the pound. Parched Coffee 10 cents the
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