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Til 15 ADVERTISER.
Subscription Prko-12 Mouths, $1.00
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vertisements, per square, one inser
tion, $1.00; each subsequent Insertion,
50 cents. Liberal reduotion made
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W. W. Ball,
LAUKENS, S. C?. Dec. 80, 1908.
Happy New Year!
Happy new year to the readers and
subscribers of The Advertiser!
A big cotton crop to you in 11)01!
A big corn and wheat and oat crop
A big hog and beef crop to you!
And may tho prices bo good!
To our staunch friends and merobauts
and mechanics and lawyers and bank
ers, may they ull sbaro in great pros
The Advertiser has made one new
year resolution. It is no moro than this
?to bo a better newspaper. To car y it
out, tho first thing necessary was to add
to the printing force of the otllce. This
has bsea done. The peop'o may ex
pect more news, because The Adver
tiser Is able to print more.
I Tub Advertiser has had a fairly
prosperous year. Its advertising pat
ronage, its circulation and its job
printing business have been larger
than ever before. The one sore spot is
tho failure of a number of people to
pay tho dollar a year promised. Many
have paid, wo have numerous subscrib
ers whose words are its good as cash,
but It would astonish tho people of
Laurens county if they could know
how many hundreds, even thousands of
dollars this paper has lost in 13 years
by "ovor confidence/' It is disheart
ening to know that a number of people
subscribe to this paper, take it out of
the post ottlco and road It and pay not
a dolla". Gradually we have cut
down this list and the number Is
smaller now than ever before in tho
history of tho paper.
This year The Advertiskr hopes
that Its county correspondents will
promptly send tho news. We are In a
bettor position to handle It promptly.
Stationery and stamped envelopes can
be had for tho asking.
If you havo a respectable newspaper
printed in your county, you ought to
take it. If you have several in tho
county, you should take one. Strange
as It may seem, many people do not
think so. To prove it, every week
one or more persons call on The Ad
vertiser to do them personal favors,
to print resolutions, to get a copy of a
paper containing an article which they
wish, to print other things of no in
terest to any save their own circlo of
friends, who themsolvos do not sub
scribe to tho paper. Such is the news
paper business. These people do not
even understand, as a rule,that they ire
obtaining favors and tho publisher has
not even the poor natlsfactiou of feel
ing that he has placed a man under a
However, The Advertiser, in a
general way, Is doing well. It is going
to be, politically, this year as usual an
independent newspaper, saying what it
wishos to say with tho bounds of cour
tesy and fairness. Many of tho read
ers of The advertiser do not agree
with Thb Advertiser in political
matters, but tbey all know that the pa
per has no axe to grind and no favors
to ask. For that reason, 8nd no other,
they trust its motives.
Again, a happy new year to the
whole round world and all that's on it!
"S^,-vTlio Most Dangerous.
Stronger>anu"ntrH,-e_ dangerous than
any other perhaps is the eW -passion
for gambling. Once it secures a hold
upon a man, or woman for thatmattor,
tbo chances are great that tho victim
Is Irretrievably ruined. While tho man
who makes en occasional wager is not
necessarily a slave to the pa?slon, It Is
undoubtedly true that complete surren
der is quick and easy.
The Advertiser does not pretend
to usurp the office of the sermon
preacher but from a strictly secular
point of view wo wish to warn agaiast
that form of gambling known politely
When a man risks more than ho can
return in the event of loss, that means
that ha is obtaining credit under a
falle pretense, It is not honest. When
a man goo j into a market and buys a
thing concerning which he is wholly
ignorant it is gambling, pure and sim
Take tho cotton market. Even our
shrewdest business men know noth
ing about It. Cotton mill men,
whoso business it is to watch and study
the market, are wrong as often as they
are right?as a general rulo. When you
or I buy futures or sell them we are
betting. Morally, cotton futures and
poker playing aro on precisely the
same level. Meanwhilo, it is not ne
cessarily Immoral for a man to play
cards for money or to speculate In cot
ton. Provided a man risks his own
money, to which no othor man has any
claim whatever and risks no mors than
lie can afford to lose witho.it involving
loss to creditors or dependents, he, in
in our judgment commits no offence.
Tbo difficulty Is that not one man in
1C,0G0 is able to do this. A man with, a
pocket full of dynamite would be a fool
to ride a fox ehaso: The man who
gambles Is a greater fool because he
tskes a greater risk?with rare excep
Speculation utterly unfits a man for
business. A book-keeper who has" a
few cotton contracts is likely to do his
work in slapdash fashion while he has
the contraots. If he wins a few hun
dred dollars, the ohanoes aro that ho
will be useless until ho has "blown it
Employers do not want and will not
luve young mon who speoulale on their
z payrolls. They can't afford It. The
young man ambitious to sucoecd In
business who begins by buying cotton
contraots begios at tho wrong ond.
Early disaster is the invariable and in
' . ?
TnlU He Your Own Fault.
If you don't go to the World's Pair,
it will be your own fault. All you have
is to hustle up a hundred new sub
KILL EACH OTHER.
They Fight About Land
ONLY AN INQUEST.
The Only Trial Needful
J. T. Hogg and lieu Jenkins Die at
Each Others' Hands in
Barnwell, Dec. 24.?At Kleins, a
station on the Southern, ulno miles
from our courthouse, an awful tragedy
was enacted last evening when the
llvos of two of our best known men,
Mr J. T Hogg and Mr. Bon Jenkins,
were snuffed out.
It seems that there had been bad
blood between the two men because of
a suit involving certain lauds owned
by tho latter, and last evening at a
school entertainment at Kleins the two
met, hot words were passed, when tho
latter drew his pistol and shot the
former four times, when In turn tho
litter was shot with a shotgun and in
stantly killed, whethor by tho formor
or by othors cannot now bo loarnod.
Tho former livod through the night
but died early this morning. Tho do
tails surrounding this tragedy cannot
be obtained at tIiis time.
The coroner has left for the scene to
ho'd tho inquest.
The family of tho latter have re
tained Hon. G. Duncan Bellingor, who
has gone to Kleins to be present at tho
WORST OF ALL EXPERIENCES.
Can anything be worse than to foel
that every minute will bo your lat>t?
Such was tho exporlenco of Mrs. S. II.
Newson, Decatur, Ala. "For three
years" she writes, "I endured insuf
ferable pain from Indigestion, ttomieh
and bowel trouble. Death seemed in
evitable when doctors and all remedies
failed, At length I was induced to try
Electric Bitters and the result was mir
aculous. I improved at once and now
I'm completely recovered. For Liver,
Kidney, Stomach and Bowel troubles
Electric Bitters Is the ODly modleino.
Oaly 60 cents. It's guaranteed by The
Lautens Drug Co. and W. W. Dodson.
Many Mothers of a Like Opinion.
Mrs. Piliner, of Cordova, Iowa, says:
"Ono of my children was subject to
croup of a sevore type, and the givlDg
of Chambor'r.ln's Remedy pronipHy,
always brought relief. M my mothers
in this neighborhood think the same as
I do about this remedy and want no
other kind for their children." For
sale by Laurens Drug Co.
THE Auditor's OfGco will be open
from the 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1003, to recoivo re
turns of Real Estate and Person\l prop
erty for taxation in Laurens C-jonty.
For the convenience of Taxpayers the
Auditor will attend the folio a in^ named
places to receive returns for said year,
Laurens Cotlon Mills, January 0th,
from 4 to 8 o'clock p. m.
Jacks Township, Dr. F. M. Setzler's,
January 11th, from 10 a m to 2 p no.
Jkcks Township, Renno, January 12th,
from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, January
13th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton Cotton
Mills, January 13th, from 4 to 8.
Hunter Township, residence of Duck
Yonng, January 14th, 10 a m to 2 p in.
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grove,
January 15th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Cro:s Hill Township, Cross Hill, Jan
uary 10th, from 2 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 18th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
\Ya'.C>flc3" Towjishlp, Ekoui; January
10th, from 10 a m to 2 p m . 1
Waterloo Township, Mt. Ga'lagher,
January 20th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Brewerton, Janu
ary 21st, from 10 a m to 12 m.
Sullivan Township, Priucetm, Janu
ary 22J, from 9 am to 2 p m.
Sulliyan Township, Tumbling Shoals,
January 22d, from 1 p m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, Abner Babe's, Janu
ary 23d, from 10 a m to 12 p m.
Dial Township, D. D. Harris's, Janu
ary 25th, from 10 a m to 4 p m.
D al Township, V. A. White's, Janu
ary 26th, from 10 a m to 2 r> in.
Young's Township, Cook's Store, Jan
uary 27th, from 10 a in to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Young's Storo,
January 28th, from 10 a m to 2 p ra.
Young's Township, Pleasant Mound,
January 20th, from 0 a m to 12 m.
Young's Township, Lanford Station,
January 29th, from 2 to 4 p m.
Soullldtowu Township, T>lor?vllle,
January 30th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
It wi l Bavo much time to taxpayers,
also greatly facilitate the work of the
Assessor, if every person before leaving
homo will make out a complete list of
every item of personal proporty in the
Horses, cattle, mules, sheep and goats,
hogs, organs and pianos, watches, wag
ons and carriages, dogs, merchandise,
machinery and engin<s, moneys, notes
and accounts above Indebtedness and all
othor property, including household.
It la always required that the Auditor
K6t the first given namo of the t*x-pay
er in full.
Under the head of "place of resi
dence" on tax return, give the town
Al hnale citizens botween the ages of
twenty-one and sixty years, on the 1st
of January, except those who are incap
ablo of earning a support from being
maimed, or from other causes are deem
ed taxable polls, Confederate veterans'
And all taxpayers aro required to
Rive the number of their school district.
They are a'so.requested to state wheth
er tbo proporty is situated in towa or
After tho 20th day of February next,
fifty percent penalty will be attached
for failure to make returns.
In every community thero are per
sons who cannot read or that do not
take a newspapor. Those moro fortu
nate may do auoh persons a great favor
by tolling thorn of the time to make re
turns, or by returning for them.
Tho assessing and collection of taxes
aro done in the same year, and we have
to aggregate the number and vaiuo of
all horses, mules, cattle, and all othor
piecos of personal proporty, as well as
the acres of land, lots and buildings and
their value, that there aro in this Coun
ty, and have the same on fl!e in the
Comptroller General's ofllcoby tho 30th
of June of eaoh year, and trom that
time to the first dav of Ootobor the Au
ditor's and Treaiuror's duplicates havo
to be completed and an abstract of tho
work in the Comptroller General's office
by that time, which will show at a
(lance that the Auditor has no time to
ike returns,or anything else much, be
tween the 1st of October, but work on
the books and the blanks. We hope,
therefore, that all taxpayers will make
their returns In time.
C. A. POWER,
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GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
OopyriyhU 1901, by Herbert S. Stono
tur invitation extended.
THEY wore called by tho porter
early the next morning. The
train was pulling Into Wash
ington live hours late. Grenfall
wondered, as he dressed whether for
tune would permit him to see much of
her during her brief day In the capital.
After the train had come to a stand
still ho could hoar tho rustle of her gar
ments, in the next compartment. Then
he heard her sweep into tho passage,
greet her uncle and aunt, utter a few
commands to the maid, and, while he
was adjusting his collar and necktie,
pass from the car. No man ever inado
quicker lime In dressing than did Lor
"She'll get away, and that '11 bo tho
end of It," he growled, seizing his traps
and rushing from tho train two min
utes after her departure. Tho porter
attempted to relievo him of his bags
on the platform, but ho brushed him
aside and was off toward the Btatlon.
"Nice time for you to call a mau, you
idiot," was his parting shot for the por
ter, forgetting of course that tho for
eigners had been called at the same
time. With eyes ifftent on tho crowd
ahead, ho plunged along, seeing nobody
In his disappointed flight "I'll never
forgive myself If I miss her," ho was
wailing to himself. She was not to bo
seen in the waiting rooms, so ho rushed
to the sidewalk.
"Go to tho devil?yes, here! Take
these traps and checks and rush my
stuff to ? W- avenue. Trunks Just
in on B. and O.," ho cried, tossing his
burdens to a transfer man and giving
him tho checks bo quickly that the fel
low's sleepy eyes opened wider than
they had been for a month. Relieved
of his impediments, ho returned to tho
"Good morning, Mr. Lorry. Are you
In too much of a hurry to see your
friends?" cried a clear, musical voice,
and he stopped as If shot. The anxious
frown flew from his brow and was suc
ceeded Instantaneously by a glad smile.
He wheeled and beheld her, with Aunt
Yvonne, standing near tho main en
trance to the station. "Why, good morn
ing," he exclaimed, extending his hand
gladly. To his amazement sho drew
herself up haughtily and Ignored tho
proffered hand. Only a brief second did
this strange and uncalled for hauteur
obtain. A bright smile swept over her
face, and her repentant fingers sought
his timidly, oven awkwardly. Some
thing told him that she was not ac
customed to handshaking; that same
something impelled him to bend low
and touch the gloved fingers with his
Hps. Ho straightened, with faco
flushed, half fearful lest his act had
been observed by curious loungers, and
he bad taken a liberty in a public place
Which could not bo condoned. But sho
smiled serenely, approvingly. There
was not the faintest sign of embarrass
ment or confusion in the lovely face.
Any other girl In tho world, ho thought,
would have jerked her hand away and
giggled furiously. Aunt Yvonno in
clined her bend slightly, but did not
proffer her band. He wisely refrained
from extending bis own. "I thought
you had left the station," he said.
"We are waiting for Uncle Caspar,
who Is giving Iledrlck Instructions.
Hedrick, you know, is to go on to New
York with our boxes. He will have
them aboard ship when we arrive
there. All that avo have with us is
hand luggage. Wo leave Washington
"I had hoped you might stay over for
a few days."
"It Is urgent business that compels
us to leave so hastily, Mr. Lorry. Of
Sil the cities In the world, I have most
desired to see the capital of your coun
try. Perhaps I may return some day.
But do not let us detaiu you if you are
in a hurry."
He started, looked guilty, stammered
something about baggage, said he
would return in a moment, and rushed
aimlessly away, his ears fiery.
"I'm all kinds of a fool," he mut
tered as he raced around the baggage
room and then back to where ho had
left the two ladles. Mr. Guggenslocker
had joined them, and they were prepar
ing to depart. Miss (Juggenslocker's
face expressed pleasure at seeing him.
"Wo thought you would never return,
?o long were you gone," sho cried gay
ly. He had been gone just two min
utes by tho watch. The old gentleman
greeted him warmly, and Lorry asked
them to what hotel they wcro going.
On being informed that they expected
to spend the day nt tho Kbbltt ho vol
unteered to accompany them, saying
that ho intended to breakfast there.
Quicker than a flash a glance unfath
omable as it was brief passed between
the three, not quickly enough, however,
to escape his keen, watchful eyes, on
the alert since tho beginning of his ac
quaintance with them, In conjunction
with his cars, to catch something that
might satisfy in a measure his burning
Curiosity, What was tho meaning of
that glance? It half angered him, for
in it he thought ho could distinguish
annoyance, apprehension, dismay or
lomethlng equally disquieting. Before
ho could stiffen his long frame and
glvo vent to the dignified reconsidera
tion that (lew to bis mind the young
lady dispelled all palu and displeasure,
Sending him into raptures by saying:
"How good of you! Wo shall bo so
delighted to hnvo you breakfast with
us, Mr. Lorry, if It Is convenient for
you. You con talk to us of your won
derful city. I am sure we cannot trou
ble you much longer."
Ho expostulated gallantly and de
lightedly and then hurried forth to call
a cab. At 8 o'clock ho breakfasted with
them, his Infatuation growing deeper
and stronger as he sat for the hour be
neath the spell of those eyes, the glori
ous face, tho sweet, Imperial air that
was a part of her, strange and unaf
fected. As they were leaving the din- '
lug room ho asked If sho would not
drive with him.
Hist ardent gallantry met with a sur
prising rebuke. Her voice, a moment
ago sweet and affable, changed its
tone Instantly to ono so proud and ar
rogant that ho could scarcely believe
"I flhnll be engaged during tho entire
day, Mr. Lorry," she ?nid slowly, look
ing him fairly In tho eyes with cruel
positivoncss. Por a moment ho dared
"J have reason to fc.ol thankful that
you are to be engaged," ho saugst last
calmly, without taking his eyes from
hers. "I am forced to believe, much to
toy regret, that I have offended when
I Intended to please. You will pardon
There was no mistaking tho resent
ment in his voice or tho glitter in his
eyes. Impulsively her llttlo hand was
stretched forth, falling upon his arm,
while into her eyes came again tho soft
glow and to her lips tho most pathetic,
appealing smile, the forerunner of a
pretty plea for forgiveness. The change
startled and puzzled him inoro than
ever. In one moment she was unrea
sonably rudo and Imperious, in tho
next gracious and Imploring.
"Forglvo me," she cried, tho blue
eyes battling bravely against tho steel
in tho gray ones above. "I was so
uncivil! Perhaps 1 cannot make you
understand why I spoke as I did, but,
let mo say, I richly deserved the re
buke. Pray forgive me and forget that
I have been disagreeable. Do not ask
mo to tell you why I was so rudo to
you just now, but overlook my unkind
treatment of your invitation. Please,
Mr. Ixmy, I beg of you?I beg for the
first time In my life. You have been
so good to me, be good to mo still."
Ills wrath molted away like snow be
fore tho sunshine. How could ho resist
such an appeal? "I beg for the first
time in my life," whirled in his brain.
What did she mean by that?
"I absolve tho penitent," he said
"I thank you. You are still my Ideal
American?courteous, bold and gentle.
1 do not wonder thnt Americans can bo
masterful men. And now I thank you
for your invitation and ask you to let
me withdraw my Implied refusal. If
you will take me for the drive I Bball
be delighted and more than grateful."
"You make me happy ngnin," bo said
softly, as they drew near tho elder
members of the party, who had paused
to wait for them. "I shall ask your uu
clo and aunt to nccompnny us."
"Uncle Caspar will be busy all day,
but I am sure my aunt will be charmed.
Aunt Yvonne, Mr. Lorry has asked us
to drive with him over tho city, and I
have accepted for you. When are we
to start, Mr. Lorry?"
Mr. and Mrs. Uuggonslocker stared
In a bewildered sort of manner at their
niece. Then Aunt Yvonne turned qucs
tloning eyes toward her husband, who
promptly bowed low before the tall
American and said:
"Your kind offices shall never bo for
gotten, sir. When are the ladies to bo
Lorry was weighing in his mind the
advisability of asking them to dine in
the evening with bis mother, but two
objections presented themselves read
ily?first, he was afraid of this per
verse maid; second, he bad not seen his
mother. In fact, he did not know that
she was In town.
"At 2 o'clock, I fancy. That will give
us the afternoon. You leave at 1) to
night, do you not?"
"Yes. And will you dine with us this
evening?" Her invitation was so un
expected In view of all that bad hap
pened that he looked askance. "Ach,
you must not treat my Invitation ns I
"did yours!" she cried merrily, although
be could detect tho blush tl%t returns
with the recollection of a reprimand.
"You should profit by what I have
been taught." Tho girl abruptly threw
her arm about her aunt and cried as
she drew away In tho direction of her
room: "At 2, then, and at dinner this
evening. I bid you good morning, Mr.
The young man, delighted with the
turn of affairs, but dismayed by what
seemed a summary dismissal, bowed
low*. He waited until the strange trio
entered the elevator and then saun
tered downstairs, his hands in his
pockets, bis heart as light as air.
In an hour ho was at home and re
lating to bis mother the story of bis
wanderings, neglecting for reasons best
known to himself the events which oc
curred after Denver bad been left be
hind, except for a casual allusion to "a
party of foreigners." At .1 o'clock,
faultlessly attired, ho descended to tho
brougham, telling Mrs. Lorry that ho
had Invited some strangers to see the
city. On tho way downtown ho re
membered that he was In business?
the law business?and thnt It would bo
well to drop In and let his uncle know
he wns In tho city. On second thought,
however, he concluded it was too near
2 o'clock to waste any time on business,
so the olllce did not know that ho was
In town until the next day, and then to
no great extent.
For several hours be reveled In her
society, sitting beside her in thnt roomy
brougham, Aunt Yvonne opposite, ex
plaining to her the many places of in
terest ns they passed.
Their dinner was but ono more phase
of this fascinating dream. More than
once ho feared thnt ho was about to
awake to find bleak uidinpplness whore
exquisite Joy had reigned so gloriously.
As It drew to nn end a senso of depres
sion enme over him. An hour at most
was nil that he could huvo with her.
Nino o'clock wos drawing nigh with its
regrets, Its longings, Its desolation. He
determined to retain tho pleasures of
the piesont until, amid the clanging of
bells and the roll of car wheels, tho dis
mal future began. Ills Intention to ac
company them to the station was ex
pressed ns they were leaving tho table.
Sho hud begun to say goodby to him
when ho Interrupted, self consciousness
forcing the words hurriedly ,and dls
Jolntcdly from his lips:
"You will let mo go to tho station
with you. I shnll-er?deem It a pleas
Sho raised her eyebrows slightly, but
thanked him nnd said sho would con
sider It nn honor. Ills face grow hot
nnd his heart cold with the fnney that
Iber?! was in her eyes a gleam which
sold, "I pity you, poor fellow."
Notwithstanding his strange misgiv
ing and the fact that his pride had sus
tained quite a perceptlblo shock, he
drove with them to tho station. They
' Went to the sleeping car a few minutes
beforo the time set for the train's de
parture and stood nt tho bottom of tho
steps, uttering the goodbys, tho god
speeds and tho sincere hopo thnt they
might meet ngnln. Then enmo the
sharp activity of tho trainmen, the hur
ry of bololod passengers. Ho glanced
soberly at his wntch.
"It Is 1) o'clock. Perhaps you would
better get aboard," he said, nnd pro
ceeded to assist Aunt Yvoiuio up tho
steps. She turned nnd pressed his band
gently before passing into tho car.
"Adieu, good friend. You bnvo made
It so very pleasant for us," she said
Tho tall, soldierly old gentleman was
.waiting to assint his nleco into tho
"Go first, Undo Caspar," tho girl
made Lorry happy by saying. "I can
easily como up unaided."
"Or I can assist her," Lorry hastened
to add, giving her a grateful look
"Adieu, mu American!"
which sho could not misunderstand.
The uncle shook hands warmly with
tho young man and passed up tho
steps. She was following when Lorry
"Will you not allow mo?"
She laughingly turned to him from
the steps and stretched forth her hand.
"And now it Is goodby forever. 1 am
so sorry that I have not seen more of
you," she said. lie took her hand and
held it tightly for a moment.
"I shall never forget tho past few
days," ho said, a thrill In his voice.
"You have put something into my life
that can never be taken away. You will
forget me before you arc out of Wash
ington, but 1?I shall always see you as
you are now."
She drew her hand away gently, but
did not take her eyes from bis up
"You are mistaken. Why should I
forgot you ?ever? Are you not tho Ideal
American whoso name I bought? 1
shall always remember you as I BOW
"Not as I have been slnco?" ho cried.
"Have you changed since first I saw
you?" she asked quaintly.
"I have, indeed, for you saw me be
fore I saw you. 1 am glad I have not
changed for tho worse In your eyes."
"As I first Knew you with my eyes 1
will say Ihn I they are trustworthy,"
she sold tnntallzlngly.
"1 do not mean that I have changed
"in any other case my eyes would not
serve," sbo cried, with mock disap
pointment. "Still," she added sweep
lngly, "yon arc my ideal American.
Goodby! Tho man has called 'all
"Goodby!" ho cried, swinging up on
the narrow step beside her. Again he
clasped her band us she drew back In
surprise. "You uro going out of my
lund, but not out of my mind. If you
wish your eyes to S2? tho change in me.
you l ave only to look at them In a mir
ror. They are the change?they them
selves! Goodbyl 1 hope thai I may see
Sho hesitated an instant, her eyes
wavering beneath Iiis. Tho train was
moving slowly now.
"I pray that wo may meet," oho said
s;,ft)/ at last so Boftly that ho barely
hoard tho words. Had she uttered no
sound ItO COUld have been sure of her
response, for it was In her telltale eyes.
His blood leaped madly. "You will be
hurt If you wait till tho traflfi Is run
ning at full speed!" she cried, suddenly
returning to the abandoned merry
mood. She pushed him gently In her
excitement. "J?on't you see how rapid
ly we are moving? Flou3C go!" There
was n terror In her eyes that pleased
?'Goodby, then!" be said.
"Adieu, my American!" she cried
As he swung out ready to drop to the
ground she said, her eyes sparkling
With something that suggested mis
chief, her face more bewitching than
over under tho Dicker of tho great arc
"You must como to Edelweiss to sco
me. I shall expect you!" Ho thought
there was a challenge in the tones. Or
was it mockery?
"1 will, by heaven, i will!'' ho ex
A startled expression flashed across
her face, and her lips parted as if in
protestation. As she leaned forward,
holding stoutly to the handrail, thero
was no smile on her countenance.
A whlto hand fluttered beforo his
eyes, and she was gone. Ho stood, hat
In hand, watching the two red lights at
the end of tho train until they wero
lost in the night.
(TO UK CONTINUED).
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Virtues nnd i>efei-tn of the shlpn
That Sailor* Paint,
It is nn axiom with sailors that there
never was a man who put In three
years before the mast who did not
think he could paint n ship better than
the most skillful landlubber that ever
wielded a brush. In tho homes Of re
tired sea captains specimens of this
kind of marine art aro often displayed
on the walls to admiring friends and
arc handed down ns family heirlooms.
A good place for the man who has no
sengolng relatives or friends to see
Buch pictures Is In some of tho win
dows \)t ship supply stores on South
street In New York. Snilors buy them
Ships that sailors paint aro absolutely
collect In every detail. From a brig to
a full rigged three master tb< re is not a
block or tackle missing from stem to
stern or from masthead to water line.
No marine painter could get In half so
much detail if he tried. But tho ships
painted by sailors look ns if they were
caught fast in frost tipped waves.
There Is absolutely no life or any sug
gestion of motion about them even
when represented as going under full
sail. When a sailor tries to get In a bit
of landscape as a background, as he
usually does, he makes matters hope
lessly worse. As a general thing it Is a
lighthouse or a fort looking for nil the
world like little Images that children
take out of their toy arks.-New York
E3iifl*IlHlt women of Hunk.
"If you come ncross n very shabby
looking Englishwoman on the con
tinent," said a traveled American, "In
nine cases out of ten sho will turn out
to be somebody of renk. When I was
In Florence, I was a great frequenter
of the Ulizzi galleries, nnd there I met
n number of times an oldish English
woman with a young girl, whom I
took to be governess and pupil, as the
former was evidently educating the
hitter's taste for art and would analyze
the styles of the different artists and
make the girl pick out tjieir pictures
through her knowledge of technique.
It was cleverly done, and as the older
woman saw that I was interested In
her art lectures she kindly included
mo In tho curriculum. The girl was
shy and stiff, like most of her young
Countrywomen, and I never heard her
call her companion'by any name, so I
still retained my llrst Impression until
one day when a smart young person,
who was evidently a lady's maid,
brought in sonic wraps and addressed
the older woman as 'your grace' and
tho younger one as 'your ladyship,' the
two proving to be tho Duchess of
and Lady Emily, her granddaughter."
Alice?How dlil you fool while irretl
was proposing to you?
Mildred?Two or three times I felt
like supplying the words I knew ho
was groping for, but of course that
wouldn't have been tho thing to do at
A Good Word.
Fordy?I put In a good word for you,
old chap. I told her you had more
money than brains.
Algy?And what did she say then?
Ferdy?Sho asked mo if you had any
money. - Puck.
It cannot be too often repeated, "To
Innovate is not to reform."?Burke.
Our Now Discovery.is sold by W. W.
Dodson, Laurens Drug Co. and Youngs'
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Boars tho tho Kind You llavo Always B0l?|)'
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THE ADVERTISER will give a Free Round Tun?
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during the Fair to any person, Man, Woman, or Child
who will obtain for it
100 New Subscribers, JC
The proposition is open from now until May ist,
when the fair Opens. Subscription Must BR Cash,
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as they are secured. Two half year, fifty cent subscri
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three months subscribers, 25 cts., will count as one for
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The subscribers obtained must be new ones,?no
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between this date and May ist.
If More Than One person secures 100 subscribers,
so much the better. Each Will Grt The free Trip.
Now is the time to begin work. Any one willing
to work for it can get this trip.
There are over a thousand people in Laurens County
who would take The Advertiser if they were person
If you want to go to The Fair
This is your Chance.
The Advertiser costs One Dollar a year.
All Home Print. An-up-to-date County Paper.
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White Stone Lithia Has Leading
Is the lightest water no themarket. Wo realize that this is claiming a srreat
deal, mill we couhl not afford to make this asserlio? Unless wo knew that wo
could prove it to bo true. But it does not take r.n expert to test tho toftnoss of
a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it ic a hard water the
gases will not bo absorbed in tho wat^r, and when the bottle is opened, the jra
es eeoape, and tho water is left flat and hard, while if it la a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will rettf?*i Us gases for hours after being unstopped.
Head what some prominent persons you know have to say of the merits of
the White Stone Lithia Water:
Chester, S. C, April 23, 1U03.
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Stono Spring, S. C.
Dear Sir?I do unhesitatingly state
that tho HTleaoy of White Stone Lithia
Water, not from its splendid analytical
analysis, but from my owe personal ob
s^rvatio.i, is a very valuable agent In
eliminating the impurities of tho blood
through its marked diuretic effects,
and in so doing restoros the secretory
aud excretory organs of tin body to
their normal physiological stato. So in
this piovos its properties to be of great
value in assisting digestion, assimila
tion and increasing the appotit?. There
fore we can recognize it as a mineral
water of powerful tonlo properties aod
should t o highly recommended in stom
ach and liver disorders, blood disturb
ances, rheumatism, gout, diabetes,
Hriirht's diseaso, and in all inactive
conditions of tho kidneys and convales
I feel myself, that I am justly due an
acknowledgement of tho happy effects
I dorived from its use.
B. Ei.moke Kell, M. D.
Mulllns, S. C, April 22, 1003.
Mr. J T. Harris.
Whito Stone Springs, S. 0.
It is with pleasure that I write of tho
morlts of White Stone Lithia Water. I
have Koveral pationts using it now with
marked bonollt in kidney and stomach
troubles. I have known a uric acid
calbulus to pass aftir using the water
for oaly threo days.
A. M. UrailsforJ, Jr., M. I).
Macon, Qa., April 15, 1908.
I have prescribed White Stono Lithia
Water freely in my practice and am
glad to report tho happy effects It gave
as a diuretic an 1 uric acid solvent. I
think its medicinal proportion are pe
culiarly adaptable to uric aold dlatne
sis, rheumatism, gout, anaemia and all
bladder and kidney diseases and liver
and stomach troubles. I consider it is
a mlnoral water of marvelous tonic
Read what Dr. L?, J. Blake, Presi
dent Board of Health of I he City of
Spartanbug, has to say of tho merits ol
Whita Stono Lithia Springs:
Sparenburg, Stay llth, 100:1.
J. T. Harris, Proprietor White Stoue
Splnga, Spartanburg Co, S. (5.
My Dear Sir: -I have used and pre
scribed tin White stono Lithia wat r
a great deal during the past two years.
In all cases requiring renal stlmulal ion
I havo obtained uniformly good re
sults. In iithaomla and kindred affec
tions from url? acid dlathosis it m-ets
tho indications, and 1 am sure its free
use will prove it the equal of any w.i
tor on tho market.
Yours vary truly,
L. J. Blake, M. i>.
em impr^emenVsa,Ke8t bH?k U?M iQ the 0ftrolina? or Georgia, with all .nod
Wnite ? gS?T fr?m S?Uth0rn R?ad *? Sprin*
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
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Tho logular annual meeting of tho
Shareholders of tho National Bank of
Laurons, s .G.,wlll be hold at the Bank
lug houeo of said Bank on the second
Tuesday in January, 1004, being the
12th day of tho month.
Jno- Aua. Barksdalk,.
R. H. Weloh.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone Welch & Todd
Will l -rant loo In all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
4iF* Money to Loan at reasonable in
Lau r km s , S . O.
Dr. Chas. A. El let t,
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law.
Will praotlce In all Stato Courts.
Prompt attention given to all buslneas
Money to Lend.
On flrst mortgage of improved farms.
Kasy terms. No commission. H?nower
pays only aotual oxpensoa of loan.
O. D. BAUKSDALK,
Laurens, 8. C
October, 20, 100?,
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