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KEV. 8. C. TODD
WRITES OF VOYAGE.
Au Interesting Stop at Honolulu -A
Beaatlfal Keglon?The Chinese
Servants On Shipboard.
The letter printed below ts from
Kov. 8. Oharlton Todd, who, with Mrs.
Todd, has gone to China for missionary
work, to his mother, Mrs. Janie C.
Clarke of this city. It will bo found of
8. ? Korea, Mid Pacific,
December, 2, 1903.
We are now fourteen days from San
Francisco, and it has been more than a
week since wo stopped at Honolulu.
Wo uro to reach Jap m witb'n two or
three days, and then some ten days
more will put us in China.
As wo are runuing ahead of time we
are in hopes that we shall have a long
er 6top In Japan than we are eoheduled
for. If 60, we shall get to see much of
the beautiel of that famous Island.
From there we will send onr mail back.
Wo thought about you much as wo
enjoved the beauties of Honulu'u. We
had some nine or ten hours thero. I
have never seoa a more lovely place.
Wbon in Florida it seemed that we had
gotton to the garden spot of the world,
but here the beauty far surpasses any
thing there. Sitnated right within the
tropics it has all the luxurious foliage
and vegetation, and add el to that the
peculiar charm of Honolulu.
A day or two before wo were clad in
tho heaviest clothing. There we ex
changed it for our lightest, and fe't as
If we had gotton into a June at home.
Many there were dressed in whito
lawns and duck.
A friend of Lillian's who Is the lady
missionary of the loading Church of
the city mot us at tho ship landing and
took us to lunch at her home and then
to all the sights of tho place. Later I
will send you some kodak pictures of a
few of the many things we saw.
Ono of the most interesting things
was tbo native boys swimming by tbo
ship's side and diving to catch tho
money that tho passengers might
throw over to them. They could al
most sit upright in tho water and
would overtake the money before It
had gone very far under the water.
Then thoro were the splendid views
of the city and bay from tho Pacifio
heights up to whioh we went on an
electric line, climbing round and
round its mountain sldo.
You would havo enjoyed the lovely
flower yards, lined with royal palms
and filled with lovely flowers.
Their houses ore built without any
chimneys and they never have need of
fires but for cooking and other things.
Before civilization oamo th9 natives
Went without any clothing.
The natives are a deep brown, al
most copper colored, and I was told
that the half-breed girls are the most
beautiful creatures in the world.
The day after we left thero we passed
an island, which was really a great
ledge of rook standing out of the sea.
No one conld live there, and it is called
'?Bird's Island", because of the many
birds tli a make their home. It must
have been thrown up by some volcanic
orupMon in the long ago.
We went through tho steerage por
tions of the ship today and saw how
the seven hundred Chinese and Japan
ese pas-ougers live. Their bunks are
one above the other, as thick as rats,
and yet they could And room for more,
I guess. There in one room were some
men smokingc plum. Two Chinese have
died on this t: ip and Lillian saw yes
terday a bowl of money that they had
gathered to famish tboir warship
When they got to Hong Kong.
This sh'phas nino stories and though
thoy are not so tall as in the average
home, yot you can think of a house
seven or eight stories high and you will
have our ship from top to bottom. The
engine room i* twenty-live feet below
the water line. We use from a hun
dred an! fifty tons to one hundred and
seventy-flvo tons <.f coal a day, and
they carry a full supply when they
start to run from San Francisco to Ja
pan and ero.igh provisions for more
than a thousands persons from America
to Hong Kong and return. Then add
to th's tho thousands and thousands of
tons of freight and you wM'see what
a load this house of steel carries over
tho seas. Tomorrow we are to go down
and sde the engine?, and then I will
write you of that which carries all this
Every ono Is about over their sea
sicknesi now tho sea is so fine. For
two days it has been liko a lake, but
Sunday it was rough and stormy, and
the waves mounted up. Then many
grew sick again, amongst them Lildan
and Miss Fannio, but I was fortunate
Lust Friday n'ght we went to sleep
and wbon we opined our eyes the next
morning wo found It was Sunday in
stead of tho accustomed Saturday. This
unusual perform mce came sbout in
this way. Wo then crossed tin 180th
moridi an, and tn ordor to keep in time I
with tke revolutions of the eirth,
ships when going oast drop a day here,
and when coming weBt they double a
day, and thus put on the one that they
i\ row out going out.
it was a'so at that point when we
passed out from the Western into the
Eastern Hemisphere, and got onto the
other sld.j of tho world from you at
Tho servants' on the ship are all Chi
nese, and they mnko splendid ones too.
They a>-e at work all the time, from
five o'clock iu tho morning tp eloven
at night. Think of sevon meals a day,
bosldcsseparalo tables for the children,
and you can see that these waiters havo
no time to looso. There is no vor a
speck of dust and the brass trimmings
and wood work aro always polished.
If our colored people at home would
make such servants as theso what a
load would'be lifted off yours and other
Impossible to foresee an accident. Not
impossible to he prepared for it. Dr.
Thomas' Khctrlo Oil. Monarch over
ONE CENT A WORD.
Strayed or Stolen,
On tbo 27th ult-, one dark-bay mare,
about ten years old Suitable reward
given for return of animal to
IJ. W Park,
I^aurens, S. 0.
MOUX I'VlLLE K. F. D. MO. 1.
Tcrocss! and Social News?Col. J. D.
M. Shaw Improviug. j
MOUNTVILLE AND K. F. D. ROUTE
No. 1?Col. J . D. M. Shaw Is improving
from his recent severe Illness.
Mr. John N. Wright, Jr., after
spending the holidays at home, re
turned to Clemson Saturday.
Miss Georgia Whatley, of Greenwood,
is tho guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.R
Miss Louise Harris, of Grey Court,
spent a few days with Miss Kate
Wright last week.
Mrs- J. T. A. Ballow is visiting rela
tives in Batesburg.
Mr. A. B- Crisp and MUs Lyl Cul
bertson visited friends at Rnpley last
Mrs. H. A.'Teague, of Augusta, Ga.
is visiting Mrs. R. T. Dunlap.
Miss Ethel Teague left Tuesday for
Attalla, Ala , where she will spend
several months with her sister, Mrs. C.
Miss Ruth Crisp leave3 to-day for
Greenville, to resume her studies at
Tho sociable given by Mr. and Mrs.
\V. A. Teague on Tuesday night was
enjoyed very much. The following
out-of-town visitors were present: Miss
Louise Harris, of Grey Court; Miss
Whatley, of Greenwood; Miss Nolle
Puller, of Sign Board, and Misses
Henry and Kato Wright, 8allIo Holmes,
Ethel Teague, Julia Smith, Fannie V.
Smith, Lorie Teague, and Messrs. G.
R. Smith, Jno. N. Wright, Jr., Thcs.
Holmes, John Teague, Rob and Henry
MUam, of Lisbon. C.
To the Members of tho Lyceum.
Two extra pttraotlons have been se
cured for our Lyceum Course.
Germain?, the Magician, Is sched
uled for Feb. 27th. Germain ranks
next to Kellar the Great.
In March we will have a lecture by
tho Southern Orator, Dr. Geo. Waver
Iv Brigg?, of Kentucky. Subject:
"The American Girl."
Remember that Prof. Charles Lane,
the humorist, will be with us on Jan.
18th. Seats may be reserved Jan. 12.
While getting your seats reserved,
please call for tickets to the two extra
attractions without further cost.
B. L. Jones.
Hypnotist to Exhibit.
Not a very large audloace was out at
the opera house last night to hear
Mr. William Irvine Fayssoux, the
noted olalvoyant, but all enjoyed his
demonstrations,.especially his work in
clairvoyance, finding lost or stolen and
misplaced articles. He located guns,
watches and many other artioles.
Mr. Fayssoux Is just from New York,
Baltimore and Philadelphila, where
he showed to audiences of over 30,000.
Mr. Fayssoux is a young man, but
thoroughly understands personal mag
netism and c'alrvoyance. While in New
York he was given thirteen medals by
a committee of 400 scientists. Ho be
gan this wo. k wheu only eight years
The carriage drive yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock attractedquite a good
deal of attention. While blindfolded
he drove a pair of horses to where a
committee nad hidden a written combi
nation to a pdstoftlco box. He then
proceeded to the postoflice and finding
the letter that had been placed in this
box he read the name of the owno- and
delivered it to him, blindfoldod all tho
Mr. Fayssoux will be at the Opera
House tomorrow night.
Married, at the home of tha bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dodsoo,
of Laurens Coun'y, S. C , on the even
ing of Deo. 23rd, 1903, by Rev. Watson
B. Duucan, Mr. Eu?one Mitchell and
Miss Sal lie Dodson.
Married on Deo. 24th, 1093, by Rev.
J. G. Henderson, at the home of tho
bride's parents, Prof. J. E. Arnold, of
Greenwood, and Miss Lillian Mitchell,
of Princeton, S. C.
Mr. C. E. McCrary Married.
Mr. Charles E. McCrary, formerly of
Clinton, now of Looxahoma, Miss., and
Miss Julia Lewers, of that town wore
married on December, 24. The bride's
father was the late Mr. Samuel Lew
ers, whoso father, was the Rev. Mr.
Lewers who formerly lived here and
was tho first pastor of the Presbyterian
Visiting His Boyhood's Home.
Mr. G. W. Llndley who has boon liv
ing In the north-eastern part of Texas
slnc3 1858 is here on a visit. Ho Is a
native of Laurens and has many rela
tlves In the Northern and western
townships. The cotton crop, Mr. Llnd
ley says, was short In Texas though in
hie part of the state the boll weevil in
no 1633 a stronger than here. Mr. Llnd
ley stands about six feet two Inches
and is a good type of the fine looking
stalwart citizen that one some way or
other always expects to see in the j
Appointed Chief Mechanic.
Mr. Alexandor Rose of Columbia has 1
been appointed to the position of chief
mechanlo of th9 Laurens and Darling
ton Cotton Mills and with his family
will live in Laurens. Mr. Rose has held >
a similar position in cotton mills in Co-,
lumbla. He is a native of Charleston
A DANCE IN THE KLONDIKE
Jooaaln Miller'* story and the Way
He Clinched 1?.
At one of his lectures Just after his
return from the Klondike Jonquin Mil
ler told tho following story: "One night
I was invited to n dance in a miner's
cabin, and while Bill Dalton scraped
away on his fiddle we just hoed it
down. But the miners tramped in and
out so much between dances that bc
foro midnight the ladles declared tho
floor was so sllppory they couldn't
tfanco another step unless something
was done. Then something was done
that ucver was possiblo in mining
days In California. Each miner gal
lantly opened bis buckskin powder
pouch and sprinkled gold dust on the
floor! And this was repeated through
out tho night. And In tho morning,
ladles and gentlemen, those miners
novcr troubled themselves about sweep
ing up that gold dust. They just hitch
ed up their dog sleds and rode away."
At this point of Miller's narrative
there was a slight agitation in the au
dience, an ominous sign of incredulity,
but Miller was equal to it. With a
wave of his hand toward one of the
boxes, ho said, "And my old friend up
there in the l>ox, Captain John Ilealy,
will substantiate what I say."
It was a master stroke of the poet,
for the house burst into applause and
greatly embarrassed the modest mil
lionaire mining and railroad promoter
of Alaska, who unsuspectingly bad ac
cepted Miller's invitation to attend the
lecture in the afternoon.
ItOUUII SOUTH CAROLINA. I
Sheriff John E. Vernou of Spartan
burg died Saturday nigbt.
The annual report of the state pen
itentiary shows total receipts f91.030.ft0
Halauce in treasury $28,810.13, none of
which can go to the state treasury as
the penitentiary will need it. Tho pen
itentiary has 607 convlots and ought to
have more, aocording to the figures of
tho attorney's general's report, printed
elsewhere. Curious but the penitent
iary with 090 laborers can only support
itself. Somo of our farmers with that
number of laborers would make a mil
lion in a few years.
CHANGING ONE'S NAME.
The Method la a Umher Conti y On*
In Great Britain.
Muny people change their names
without asking permission from any
one or paying any fees whatever. This
is certainly the simplest way of get
ting rid of u name you do not appre
ciate, but it Is npt to prove expensive.
For lustnnce, such a course is Strictly
illegal, and tho government could step
in nt any time and demand tbo pay
ment of a heavy One; and, further
more, if tho individual who cbnuged
bis nuino without consulting nnybody
happened to come in for a Inrgc sum
of money unexpectedly the authorities
would decline to recognize his claim
if ho had fulled to pay the fees duo to
tho heralds' college for assuming n
name not given in baptism.
There are two ways of changing
your name, and they nre both rather
costly. Ono method is to havo a pri
vate net of parliament passed for your
benefit. This courso is generally fol
lowed only by peers and people to
whom money is no object, for it costs
?750. This nearly all goes in fees to
minor officials for bringing your case
before tbo legislature, inasmuch ns the
actual passing of the bill costs prac
tically nothing. And the only advan
tage you will gain from this expensive
wny of going to work is that inquiries
will not he made Into your past history,
which by tho other alternative are un
Tho usual method adopted for legally
changing tho uamo Is somewhat te
dious, If less costly, and you must have
very substantial reasons for so doing
or your chum will not be allowed. If,
for Instance, you inherit property
Which makes it conditiouul that you
change your name you can do so on
payment of about ?50 in fees.
In the first place you must com
municate with tho homo secretary,
who, if he considers your claim valid,
will refer you to the heralds' college
and tho king Of arms. These officials
will make full Inquiries into your his
tory and satisfy themselves beyond
question that your reason for wishing
to make the change is in every way
legitimate. This, done, they will again
communicate with the home secretary,
who will lay your claim before the
king, for ho alone has power to au
thorize the change being made. Even
tually, after some months of waiting,
you will be informed by tho heralds'
college that his majesty has approved
of your claim and the change of name
is published in a remote corner of the
Finally it is worthy of mention thai
no one can hold a public appointment
under government who has changed
his name without tho comment of the
king, however brilliant may hnv% fceen
his services to tho country. Tho reason
for this Is rather curious. Tho name
given you at your baptism is In theory
ratified by tho sovereign ns head of the
church, and by assuming another on
your own responsibility you arc delib
erately breaking a law of the laud.?
The 1'invci- of the Thunderer.
A great change had followed the re
form bill, and tho newspnper had im
proved ns It became the organ of the
middle class, which then rose to power.
Dehme of tho Times had to be courted
by tho statesmen who had professed
simple contempt for his predecessors,
and In tho fifties the Influence of the
paper had culminated till it was taken
to bo the authentic incarnation of pub
lic opinion. Klnglnko gives n graphic
(I do not say nn authentic) account of
tho secret of tho nnthorlty which ena
bled it to order tho siege of Sevastopol.
It employed, he declares, a shrewd, idle
clergyman to frequent places of com
mon resort nnd discover what was the
obvious thought that was finding ac
ceptance with tho average man. The
thought was then put as though It were
the suggestion of rlpo political philoso
phy, while tho public so delicately flat
tered wondered nt Its own wisdom.?
Sir Leslie Stephen in Atlantic.
Startled the Chaplain.
An English clergyman tells many
quaint stories of his experiences ns a
prison chaplain. Ono of theso relates
how ho took n reformed burglar out
for a drive In tho country after an en
forced seclusion In ono of his majes
ty's prisons. The burglar appeared to
enjoy himself immcnsoly, bnt when
they passed a pretty house standing
back from tho road nnd beating evi
dence of the tnsto nnd wealth of the
owner tho burglar fairly gloated over
it nnd, turning to tho canon, exclaimed,
"What a lovely little crib that would
? be to crack, sir, wouldn't it?"
Tho Dominant Junttor.
Mrs. McCall?And what did you sny
your eldest boy's full name was?
Mrs. De Courscy?Michael Brnnnlgnn
Mrs. McCall?Well-er-that's rather
Mrs. Do Courscy?Yes; but, you see,
when he was born wo were living in a
flat and wc didn't wnnt to move out.
Mr. Michael Brnnnlgnn was the Jani
The Same Strand.
"I really must send the cook nwny,
George; she uses such dreadful lan
"What kind of language, dear?" *
"Well?oh, tho same as you use, you
know!"? Brooklyn Life.
Tho Poet'* Meals.
"I'm nearly famished," sighed tho
"But you told me you had two meals
n day," said tho friend.
"Yes; oatmeal nnd corn meal."?Phil
Sir Boylo Roche said, "Slnglo mlsfor
tunes never come alone, nnd the great
est of all posftlblo misfortunes Is goner
ally followed by n much greater."
Wc Stake Our Claim
Of Flour excellence upon tho flour
itself?it's the very best kind of evi
dence. We know that if you will just
try our flour once for yourself, you will
nover want logo back to the Inferior
kind;?. It will prove everything we
claim for it. Be sure you get ' Clifton"
flour, if you want the best.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H- Fowler.
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An Old Favorite |
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
LL thought*, all passions, all
Whatever stirs this mortal
All are but ministers of Love,
And feed his saored flame.
Oft In my waking dreams do I
Live o'or again that happy hour,
When midway on the mount I lay
Besldo tho ruined tower.
The moonshino stealing o'er the scene
Had blended with the lights of eve;
And sho was there, my hope, my joy,
My own dear Oenevleve!
'}' 8he leaned against the armed man,
T The stutue of the armed knight;
J. She stood and listened to my lay.
Amid the lingering light.
SFow Borrows hath she of her own.
My hope! my Joy! my Genevleve!
She loves me best, wheno'cr I sing
Tho songs that make her grieve.
T I played,a soft and doleful air,
T I sang an old and moving story,
J An old rude song, that suited well
That ruin wild and hoarv.
She listened with a flitting blush,
With downcast eyeB and modest grace;
For well she knew, I could not choose
But gaze upon her face.
I told her of the Knight that wore
Upon his shield a burning brand;
And that for ten long years he wooed
Tho L,ady of the I,and.
I told her how he pined: and ah!
Tho deep, tho low, tho pleading tone
With which 1 sang another's love
Interpreted my own.
Sho listened with a flitting blush,
With downcast eyes, and modest grace;
And she forgave me, that I gazed
Too fondly on her face.
4* But when I told tho cruel scorn
That crazed that bold and lovely
j And that he crossed the mountain
Nor rested day nor night;
That sometlmos from the savage den,
T, And sometimes from the darksome
And"sometlmcs starting up at once
In green and sunny glade,
There- came and looked him In the faca
An ungel beautiful and bright;
And thut he knew It was a Fiend,
This miserable Knight!
And thut, unknowing what he did,
Ho leaped amid n murderous band,
And saved from outrage worse than
Tho Lady of the Land;
And how she wept, and clasped his
And how tended him in vain;
And ever strove to expiate
Tlu- scorn that erased his brain;
And that she nursed him In a cave,
And how Iiis madness wont away,
When on the yellow forcst-lcuves
A dying man he lay;
?His dying words?but when I
That tendered strain of all the ditty,
My faltcrlnri voice und pausing harp
Disturbed her soul with pity.
All Impulses of soul and sense
Had thrilled my guileless Ucnovlevc;
Th? music and lh> doleful tale,
The rich und balmy eve;
And hope*, und fears that Itlndlo hope,
An (indistinguishable throng.
And gentle wishes long subdued,
Subdued und cherished long.
She wept with pity and delight,
She blushed with love, and virgin
And like the murmur of a dream,
I hoard her breath? my name.
Her bosom heaved,?she stepped aside,
As conscious of my look she stcpt,?
Then suddenly, with timorous cyo
She fled to mo and wept.
She half enclosed mo with her arms,
8ho pressed me with a meek embrace;
, And bending back her head, looked up,
And gazed upon my face.
'Twas portly love, and partly fear,
And partly 'twas a bashful art
That I might rather feel than see
Tho swelling of her heart.
I calmed her fears, and she was calm,
And told her love with virgin pride;
And so 1 won my Genevleve,
My bright and beauteous Bride.
Tl?o Verloun MeOiodn ttacd In the
DlnvoHnl of (tic Dend.
The disposal of the dead umoiig civ
ilized nations hits usually consisted of
one of tho following tht'co ways:
Firstly, of dosing tip the hotly In earth
or stone; secondly, oi burning the hotly
nntl cotntnlttlng to etuih the ashes,
nud, thirdly, the embalming of the
hotly. Tho earliest" form of Interment
of which we have any account was
that of the paleolithic cave dwellers,
who buried their dead In natural grot
toes nntl crevices In the rock similar to
those in which they had lived.
When WO come to the later stone ago
we Und that the people throughout
Europe burled in chambered barrows
nud cairns. Next comes tho bronze
nge, with Its changes, and among oth
ers the burial of the deatl. The cham
bered barrows passed away, nud in
their places barrows were frequently
used without chambers, and cemeteries
of stone cists set In tho ground were
largely employed. Frequently a nat
ural eminence of sand or gravel was
the place assigned for burial, nnd
around It were circles of standing
stones. During these prehistoric times
cremation was also practiced side by
side with the simple interments of the
people. Iri pagan times It wits custom
ary, whether tho dead were burled
with or without cremation, to put in
their graves such articles as urns or
vessels of clay, bronze, gold or glass,
clothing, personal ornnments, imple
ments and weapons of warfare.
Cremation was largely abolished
when Christianity spread over the
country, and tho Interment of gravo
goods was restricted to kbj^s and
priests, who continued to bo burled in
their roynl nnd sacerdotal robes and
with their insignia of olllce.
Down to the tenth century cremation
was customary among the tribes locat
ed nlong tho Volga. Hero also human
wnciiflccs In honor of the dend pre
vollcd. Records of eyewitnesses of the
horrible ceremonies have come down to
us. Charlemagne prohibited this usage
among the conquered Saxons under
pain of death. In India tho living wid
ow was in many instances down to
1820 burned with the corpse of her hus
NAMES OF FABRICS.
Muslin Is nnmod for Mosul, in Asia.
Serge comes from Xergn, the Spanish
for a certain sort of blanket.
Bandanna is derived from an Indian
word signifying to bind or tie.
Calico Is named for Calicut, a town In
India, where It was first printed.
Alpaca Is the nnmo of a species of
llama from whoee wool tho genuine
fubric Is woven.
Tho name damask Is an abbreviation
of Damascus; satin Is a corruption of
Zuytown, In China.
Velvet Is the Italian "vellute," woolly,
and Is traceable farther back to the
T.ntln vollUS, n hide or pelt.
Shawl Is from tho Sanskrit sala,
which means floor, shawls having been
first used r.n tnrpet tapestry.
Cambric comes from Combral, gauze
from Gaza, btiizo from Bfljac, dltnlty
from Dametta and JCAtfS from Jean.
Blanket bears the name of Thomas
Blanket, a famous English clothier who
aided the introduction of woolens Into
England In tho fourteenth century.?
Charles Stewart Parnoll was one of
the strongest men that ever lived, but
he had numberless superstitions. Once
a colieaguo of his brought him tho
draft of a bill to the cell ho was then
occupying In KHmalnham. It was In
thirteen clauses. Pnmcll was horrified.
He insisted that somehow or other a
fourteenth clause should bo added.
Once rnrnell saw a colleague with
three lights In his bedroom. He was
quite uneasy until ho saw one of the
lights put out. 1 traveled with him
onco when ho had a scarf that bad
been presented to him by n lady ad
mirer. There was some greoli In tho
scarf. Ono of his superstitious was
that green was an unlucky color. Ho
used to say, half Joke, whole earnest,
that all tho misfortunes of Ireland
came from tho fact that her color was
green. Ho wos very muclf put out by
this scarf. It was in the days when
tho habeas corpus wos suspended In
Ireland and wo wcro sleeping on tho
mall bout at Kingstown and were not
to start for Holyhcnd till next morn
ing. Ho was (|ulte sure the green scarf
would have us arrested before we left
in the morning.?M. A. P.
Sin-el ??: of FrOflra and Tond? Ar?
J'umni In tlio Green
It Is not correct to say tbnt there are
no frogs or toads In Ireland, though it
is very remarkable that tho common
toad Is not found there. The natterjack
toad is a native of Kerry, though it
does not appear to be found elsewhere
It Is an example of the mania which
some people hnvo for meddling with
nature that a Dr. Guitliers in 1099 took
tho trouble to procure frogs' spnwn
from England, since which time they
have multiplied In Ireland. But the
common lizard is found in many parts
of the Inland. The slowworm la not.
Though the common toad and till re
cent times the frog were not found in
Ireland, it Is worth remembering tbnt
the English reptiles nnd batrachlans
nro very local In their distribution. Tho
natterjack toad is only found in certain
counties. The edible frog was formerly
only found in Foulmiro Fen, in Cam
bridgeshire, and the saud lizard is most
eaprlHciiiR In thp choice of a homo Tho
"beautiful green lacertoe" which Gil
bert White saw on the sunny banks
near Farnhain are to bo found there
still, the males being of the green color,
nnd also near Bournemouth and in
Dorsetshire beyond Poole Harbor. Yet
there are many suitable places where
nono are Been, and then they reappear
again on some sandhills on the coast of
Lancashire, near Southport.
On tho other hand, tho nbsenco of
many species In Ireland which are or
wero commonly found In the larger is
land can only bo explained on the sup
position that they never reached the
country. Among these are tho wildcat,
tho polecat and the weasel. Yet the
mnyh'n was always plentiful on tho
ouScr side of St Georges channel, nnd
stoats abound In the west. Five of the
fourteen npecles of bat found in Eng
land have not been taken In Ireland,
neither is tho common shrew found
there or tiro water shrew or tho mole,
though the last is found in Anglesey.
Only six of tho fifteen British rodents
ore found In Ireland, and of these one,
tho squirrel, was probably Introduced.
Neither is the roe deer indigenous. In
support of tho general theory that the
immigration of tho English fauna was
difficult in tho earlier periods and sub
sequently checked altogether may be
cited tho analogous instance of the Isle
of Man. There, ns in Ireland, there are
no moles, no snakes and no toads.?
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
AH Imposture weakens confidence and
The only wealth which will not do
cay is knowledge.?Langford.
Trouble teaches men how much thete
Is in manhood.?Henry Ward Beecher.
Your real luflucnco is measured by
your treatment of yourself.?A. Bron
Human Judgment is finite, and it
ought always to be charitable.?Wil
Kindness in us is the honey that
blunts the sting of unklndncss in an
Politeness Is a sort of guard which
covers tho rough edges of our charac
ter and prevents their wounding others.
Tho constant duly of every man to
his follows Is to ascertain his own pow
ers and special gifts and to strengthen
them for tho help of others.?Buskin.
"Brethren." said nn earnest exhorter
to n body of religious workers, "breth
ren, remember that there is nothing
which will kindle the Arcs of religion
In the human heart like water from tfca
fountains of life/'
Ollbertr-Pray, how do you know Miss
Merrill has remained slnglo from
Horace?Because I never heard hei
;?y sho had.?Boston Transcript.
Mr. Wm. S. Crane, of California,
Md., suffered for yeird from rheuma
tism and lumbago Ho was finally ad
vlsod to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
which he did and iteffected a complete
cure. For sale by Laurena Drug Co.
"Little Colds'* neglected?thousands
of lives saorlfloed every year. Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Byrup oures lit.
tie colds?oures big colds too, down to
the very stages of consumption;
CITY OPERA HOUSE
J. K. VANCE, Manager.
Thursday Night, Jan. 7th.
William Irvine Fayssoux,
Hipnotism, Mind-reading, Clair
Price 10, 20 and 30 cents.
Subject put to sleep in Cope
land's wiudow, Wednesday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock.
Saturday Night, Jan. 9th.
Elite Legitimate Presentation
of the Season.
Elaborate Scenic Revival of
Immortal Tragedy of Love and
ROMEO and JULIET
Special Electric Effects.
Scenery, Propertie?, etc., carr'ed
complete for the entire 0 Acts. Mag
nificent and Historically Correct Cos
tumes. An Adequate Acting Company.
Price 25c, 60c, 75c. nnd $1.00.
Reserve Soats at Copeland's.
LEFT MINDED PEOPLE.
The Way the Ilraln'n Ordern Are An
nounced and Obeyed.
Both sides of the brnln uro capable
of performing tho duties of giving
commands to the limbs, but the orders
only come from one side, either from
the right or left, but If the side upon
which tho speech center lies gels In
jured nnd la rendered Incapable of per
forming Its duty then tho other side
takes up the work, though It requires
some time before It can do so properly.
Supposing a man meets with a bad
fall or accident of any kind which
drunages the speech center on the loft,
he becomes dumb for the time being.
Then the right side slowly learns how
to give orders, and the man guadually
regaluB power of speech niter some
years, but In many cases ho becomes
left handed because now the orders
from the brnln are transmitted more
rapidly to the left than to tho right.
You have often experienced. I sup
jw>so, tho curious feeling that you have
done something or met some one at
some time or other when in reality you
have not done so at nil.
Supposing the left side of your brain
conceived the Idea that you were go
ing to tie your boot lace and that the
right side was, say, a thousandth part
of a second behindhand in grasping
tho same Idea, the result, when the
right side did grasp it, would be that
you would Imagine that you had al
ready tied your boot lace.?Dr. Wlth
row In London Answers.
Dream* of I'enee Allnre to Death.
Dreams of peace have always allured
mankind to their undoing. Human des
tiny has been wrought out through
wnr. The United States Is an illus
tration. Little of the soil which now
aciinowlodgou the sovereignty of the
Union has not been subdued by arms.
The first settlers slew the Indians or
were themselves slain; next the Ameri
cans and English conquered the French;
afterward tho Americans turned on the
English and, with the aid of France,
ejected them, in 1812 we again fought
tho English to defend tho national
unity and subsequently took California
from Mexico by tho sword. To consoli
date a homogeneous empire wo crush
ed the social system of tho south, and
lastly wo cast forth Spain. The story
Is written in blood, and common sense
teaches us that as the past has been, so
will bo the future. Nature has decreed
that animals shall compete for lifo, or,
in other words, destroy or be destroyed.
We can hope for no exemption from
the common lot.?Brook Adams In At
MuhIo the Kernel of Welnh Nature.
Music Is tho very soul and kernel of
the Welsh nature. A musical ear is the
national birthright. Every Welsh
preacher who migrates to an English
church finds the greatest difficulty In
abstaining from that weird, peculiar
intonation of his sermon which is
known as tho hwyl and which Is often
strange and objectionable to English
A remarkable and subtle fact which
will bo Interesting to English readers
and at the same time significant of tho
sensitiveness of the Welsh musical ear
Is that It Is positive discord to many
among tho Welsh congregations If tho
minister, in 'giving out' the first verso
of the hymn, does not so pitch his voice
that it shall be in harmony with tho
key in which tho tuno has prelimina
rily been played by the instrumentalist.
It is exceptional to find a family
where there aro no domestic ruptures
occasionally, but tho?e can be lessened
by having Dr. King's Now Life Pills
around. Much trouble they save by
their great work in Stomach and Liver
troubles. They not only relieve you,
but cure. 26 cents at Laurons Drug
Co. and W. W. Dodson.
Torrible plagues, those itching, pes
torlng diseases of tho skin. Put an ond
to misery. Doan's Ointment cures.
At any drug 6tore.
Twenty-five years practical ex
perience, nnd tho fact that we do
the largest business in Seeds in the
Southern States, enables us to
supply every requirement in
GARDEN AND FARM SEEDS
to tho very best advantage, both
as regards quality and price.
Truckers and Farmers
requiring large quantities of Seeds
aro requested to write for special
prices. If you have not received
a cony of WOOD'S SEED BOOK
for 1004, write for it. There Is not
another publication anywhere
that aporoaches It In the useful
and practical Information that
It gives to Southern farmers
Wood's Seed Book will be mailed free
on request. Write io-<1?yt
do not delay.
T.W. Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
RICHMOND, . VIRBIHIA.
THE OLD YEAR
AND THE NEW YEAR!
Just now it is fitting that we express our appreciation
of the highly satisfactory business which has beeu
accorded us during our second year in Laurens. We
thank our patrons for their interest and loyalty, and
while expressing appreciation, we wish, also, to ex
tend our best wishes for a New Year of Happiness
and Prosperity for all. Your best interests shall be
our interests during the coming year. Our service
will, if possible, be better than ever before, as a prac
tical acknowledgement of our appreciation of your
continued faver and patronage.
W. W. Dodson.
! ^R^K ^R^K ^R^K^K^?n ^K^K ^bs^bs ^R^K j
WE TAKE THIS METHOD
to thank our customers
for their liberal patronage dar'
ing the year now drawing to a
close. Hoping by strict atten
tion to the demands of the trade
to merit a continuance of the
May the dawn of the New
Year usher in Happiness and
Prosperity to all. -
lies pect fully,
W. G. WILSON & CO.
i ^fV? IJfc? TilM' "iS%m ^'i' ^ifti' ??*?* TAT ^?1^ "jafci Vrlpi iA? -
WHEN'A MAN MARRIES
He assumes responsibilties for the support of his
wife as long as SHE lives. His responsibility
doesn't end when the undertaker comes. Such
a thing might be possible if there were no life
insurance companies, but they are here and it
is their business to take up where you left off.
They only require the payment of a small lee
from each year while yon live and for this they
will furnish an income for your widow as long
as she lives.
When A Man Dies
And leaves the wife whom he has promised to
cherish and protect?leaves her without the
means of support during the long and weary
years through which she must fight her way
alone, he has not treated her fairly, to say the
least of it. He has taken her from the roof-tree
of her father, used her for his own comfort and
pleasure during his life time, and then left her
with the bag to hold, and nothing in the bag,
save perhaps, half a dozen children. Did it oc
cur to you ?
D. SAM COX, General Agent,
State L-ife Insurance Co.,
Columbia, S. C.
M A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS g
b New Year
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
A HINT IN NEED
IS A HINT INDEED!
How many ladies arc there in Laurens and vicinity who
are much in need of a Fine New Dress and a stunning, handsome
Hat, yet have been putting off thn purchase week by week in
hopes of saving money by waiting? For all such ladies THE
HUB has most welcome news?nothing less than the news of
deep and decisive reductions in the price of practically every
piece of Dress Goods in the store and on all our Hats and Trim
mings. We never carry Goods over from one Season to another
if we can possibly avoid it. Dame Fashion is too fickle to make
it safe to do so. And so we cut the prices down very close to
Hadn't you better come and see for yourself just what
price advantages we offer you. A hint in need is a hint indeed.
II you need cither Dress or Hat, this hint of money saving is
worth your heeding. Here are a few sample reductions:
45-inch Scotch Suitings, desirable patterns, worth 85 cts now 62'
56-inch Broad Cloth, heavy weight, " $1.25 now 85c
38-iuch Heavy Skirting , offered and going, " 60 cts now 45c
38-inch Zibelines, desirable colors, " 60 cts now 45c
Lot of Children's Cloaks and Jackets at