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LAUBENS, S. C, Feb. 17, 1804.
The State Bouse Scandal. *
The botched and shoddy cbaraoter of
the Stale House work speaks for It
self. The report of the legislative com
mittee merely puts in words what all
informed peop'o know. The language
employed is harsh, it is extremely se
vere but it is not adequate to the sub
Nobody fanolos that the members of
the State House building commission
havo been dishonest. No one bolieves
that any member of the commission
was in collusion with the architect or
the contractors. With the exceptiou
of J. Q. Marshall the members of the
commission were deceived by the archi
tect and contractors. That is the whole
story. The less Mr. W. J. Johnson and
others of the commission have to say
tho better it will be for them. Their
melancholy failure to protect the pub
lic interests is what they should try to
forget. Any effort on their part to de
fend the State House work must be
Mr. J. Quitman Marshall is a rolle of
"Ring Rule." He was the late Gov
ernor John Peter Richardson's Secre
tary of State. While holding that of
fice he b?camo familiar with the State
House and grounds, as their official
custodian. Had this survivor of the
days of "Incipient Corruption," of the
"Oligarchy," of the people who were
"tamed so to speak" (see the Shell
Manifesto,) been listened to in the
balmy days of Reform, the State of
South Carolina might have saved a
quarter of a million of dollars.
Mr. F. P. Milburn, the Reform
"Architect" of the State House, the
successor of Nerrsoe of Ring Rule
days is a person of sleek appearance
and pockets with good cigars. His
rooms in tho hotels How with hospit
ality. "Every man is the architect of
his own fortunes" and Milburn is a
We repeat?tho less said by the State
House building commission tho better
Tho most disgraceful feature of the
whole story is that Mr. Marshall time
and again gave warning. Mr. Mar
shall's protests were approvod by Thk
Laurens Advertiser and other news
papers. Mr. Marshall's protests were
given no heed until too lato.
First and last what Reform has done
for South Carolina is a plenty.
From A Contemporary.
At great intervals of timo we delve
into tho columns of our contetnporaty,
The Congressional Record. By search
ing with diligence one may sometimes
lind in them .nat ter both edifying and
amusing. Recently we roamed
through an Issue and this is what we
discovered as having dropp'd from the
lips of Judge Crumpackor, of Indiana,
a Congressman who bothers his mind
too much about the colored citizens of
"Conditions sometimes, when politi
cal questions greatly agitate the public
mind, aro euch as to take away a'l
sense of fairness and justice from an
otherwise homst and upright people.
During the recent trial of the lieuten
ant governor of Soutli Carolina for
what app ared to bo an unprovoked
murder a witnens on behalf of the State
was asked on cross examinat'on If he
had voted for a Republican candidate
for Congress. Objection was made to
the ques ion. It was urged on the
ground that it tended to Impeach the
credibility of the witness; and the pre
siding judge, af or mature considera
tion, admit'od ihe question, stating
that the j iry had a right to take into
consideration the fact that the witness
had voted for a Republican candidate
for Congress as bearing upon his cred
Crumpacker said this in defending
the governor of Indiana for his refusal
to deliver *o the authorities of Ken
tucky tho body of one Taylor, ones Re
publican governor of Kentucky and
now a fugitive, charged with compli
city in the assassination of Mr. Goebsl.
South Carolina has thus provided the
Republican negro voting champion
with an argument.
The expression quoted below from
United Statei Senator Patterson of
Colorado is of more importance.Senator
Patterson is a Democrat, representing
the most partisan Bryan Democracy
in the country and Is himself a devoted
follower of Bryan, though hs recently
deolared that free silvor was a dead is
sue. Senator Patterson was charging
Mr. Clevtland with having smashed
the Democrat'c party, and said :
"In South Carolina, to maintain pos?
session of that State, under the lead of
Tiliinan and others the Democrats Wdre
compelled to organize the Democratic
pa'ty along Popjlistic lines "
Tho charga was generally made
throughout South Carolin? for years
by tho oppononts of Senator Till mini
that In was virtually a Pooullst. We
scarcely expected that a Bryan man
and a United S'ates Sooa'or would
tako tho wl nefs stand to prove it.
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CHAPTER XV. 'continued).
Thorp wits nothing more to be said
or done, so nftrr a few moments the
Americans took their departure. Tho
countess brtde them farewell, Baying
that she must return to tho princess.
"I'll see you: tomorrow," said An
gulsh, with rare assurance and the air
of nn old and Indispensable friend.
"And you, Mr. Lorry V" she Raid curi
"1 am very much occupied." lie mum
"You do wrong In seeking to deceive
me," she whispered as A newish passed
through the door abend of them. "I
know why you do not come."
"Has she told you?"
"I have guessed. Would that It
could have beeil you and not the oth
"One cannot be a man nud n prince
at the same time, I fancy," he said
"Nor cntl one be a princess and a
Lorry recalled the conversation In
the sickroom two weeks before und
smiled Ironically. Tho friendly girl
left thetn at the door, and they passed
out of the castlo.
"I shall leave Edelweiss tomorrow,"
said one, more to himself than to his
"Out there arc his people."
compnnlon as they crossed the parade.
The other gave n start and did not
look pleased. Then he Instinctively
glanced toward the castle.
"The princess is at the Window 1" he
cried, catching Lorry's arm ami point
ing back. But the other refused to
turn, walking on blindly. "You ought
not to have acted like that, Orcn," said
Anguish a few moments later. "Sho
saw me call your attention to her, and
she saw you refuse to look back. I
don't think that you should hnvo hurt
her." Lorry did not respond, and
there was no word between them until
they were outsldo tho castle gates.
"You may leave tomorrow, Lorry, if
you like, but I'm going to stay awhile,"
said Harry a trifle confusedly.
"Haven't you had enough of the
"I don't care a whoop for tho place.
You seo, It's tills way: I'm Just as hard
hit as you, and it is not a princess that
I have to contend with."
"You mean that you are In love with
"I'm sorry for you."
"Think she'll turn me down?"
"Unless you buy a title of one of
these miserable counts or dukes."
"Oh, I'm not so sure about that.
These counts and dukes come over and
marry our American girls. I don't see
why I can't step In and pick out a nice
little countess If I wont to."
"She Is not as avaricious as the
counts and dukes, I'll wager. She
cares nothing for your money."
"Well, she's ns poor as a church
mouse," enld the other doggedly.
"The countess poor? How do you
"I asked her one day, mid she told
me all about It," said Anguish.
? C'J.ASII AND ITS BKSDXT.
"W FE**1' ?ke spending the rest of
? my days in that monastery up
M there," said Lorry after dinner
that eyenlug. They worcvstroll
lng about the'town. One was deter
mined to leave the city, the other firm
In his resolve to stay. The latter won
the day when he shrewdly if explosive
ly reminded tho former that it was
their duty as men to stay and protect
the princess from the machinations of
Gabriel, that knave of purgatory. Lor
ry, at last recognising the hopelessness
of his suit, was ready to throw down
his arms and abandon the field to supe
rior odds. Ills presumption in aspiring
for the hand of a princess began to
touch his sense of humor, Olid he
laughed, not very merrily, it is true, but
long and loudly, at his folly. At first
he cursed the world and every one in
it, giving up in despair, but later lie
cursed only himself. Yet ns ho de
spaired and scoffed he felt within him
self an ever' present hopo that luck
might tum the tide of battle.
This puny ray grew perceptibly when
Anguish brought him to feel that sho
needed his protection from the man
who had once sought to despoil and
who might reasonably be expected to
persevere. Ho agreed to linger In Edel
weiss, knowing that each day would
add pnlu to the torture he was already
suffering, his Rolo object being, he con
vinced himself, to frustrate Gabriel's
Returning late in the evening from
their stroll, they entered a cafo cele
brated in Edelweiss. In all his life
Lorry had never known the loneliness
that makes death welcome.
Tho cafe was crowded with men and
women. In n far eonier sat a party of
Axphain nobles, their prince, a most
democratic fellow, at the head of a
long table. There were songs, Jests and
boisterous laughter. The celebration
grew wilder, and Lorry and Anguish
crossed the room and, taking seats at a
table, ordered wine and cigars, both
eager for a closer view of the prince.
How Jx>rry loathed hjmj
I/>rens was a good looking young fel
low, little more than a boy. His smooth
face was flushed, and there was about
him an air of dissipation that suggest
ed depravity in its advanced stage. The
face that might have been handsome
was the reflection of a roue, dashing
devilish. He was fair haired and tall
taller than Iiis companions by bnlf a
head. With reckless abandon be drank
and sang and Jested, arrogant in bis
Highly merriment. His cohorts were
not far behind him in riotous wit.
At length ono of the revelers, speak
ing In German, called on Lorenz for a
' toast to the PrluCOSS Yet Ivo, bis prom
ised bride. Without a moment's hesita
tion the prince sprang to bis feet, held
his glass aloft and cried:
"Here's to tho fairest of the fair,
sweet Yetlvo, so hard to win, too good
to lose. She loves me, God bless her
heart! And I love her, God bless my
heart too! For each kiss from her won
drous lips I shall credit myself with
1,000 gavvos. That Is the price of n
"I'll givo 2,000!" roared ono of the
nobles, and there was a laugh in which
the prince joined.
"Nny! I'll not sell them now. In
after years, when she has grown old
and her lips are parched and dry from
the slpplugs I have bad, I'll sell them
all nt a bargain. Alas, she has not
yet kissed me!"
Lorry's heart bounded with Joy,
though his hands were clinched In rage.
"She will kiss me tomorrow. To
morrow I shall taste what no other
man has touched, what all men have
coveted. And I'll bo generous, gentle
men. Sin; is so fair that your foul
mouths would blight with but one
caress upon her tender Hps, nnd yet
you shall not be deprived of bliss. I
shall kiss her thrice for each of you.
Let me count. Thrice eleven is thirty
three. Aye, thirty-three of my kisses
shall be wasted for the sake of my
friends. Lucky dogs! Drink to my
"Bravo!" cried the others. And the
glasses were raised to Hp.
A chair was overturned. The form
of a man landed suddenly at the side
of tho prince, and a rough hand dushed
the glass from his lingers, tho contents
flying over Ids immaculate English
"Don't you dare to drink that toast|"
cried a voice in bis astonished ear, a
voice speaking in excited German. Ho
whirled and saw a scowling face be
side bis own, a pair of gray eyes that
"What do you mean?" he demanded,
anger replacing amazement. The oth
er members of his party stood ns if
"I mean that you spcuk of the Prin
cess of Graustark. Do you understand
that, you miserable cur?"
"Oh!" screamed tho prince, convulsed
with rage, starting back and instinc
tively reaching for the sword he did
not carry. "You shall pay for this! I
will teach you to Interfere"?
"I'll Insult you more decidedly just
to avoid misapprehension," snarled
Lorry, swinging his big list squarely
upon the mouth of tho prince. His
royal highness landed under a table
ten feet away.
Instantly the cafe was in an uproar.
Tho stupefied Axphalnlans regained
their senses, and a general assault was
made upon the hotheaded American.
Ho knocked another down, Harry An
guish coining to his assistance with
several savage blows, after which the
Graustark spectators and the waiters
interfered. It was all over in an in
stant, yet n sensation that would livo
in the gossip of generations had been
created. A prince of the realm bad
been brutally assaulted! Holding bis
jaw, Lorenz picked himself from tlie
floor, several of his friends running to
his old. There was blood on his Hps
nnd chin; it trie clod to Ids shirt front.
For some moments he stood panting,
glaring at Lorry's mocking face.
"I am Lorenz of Axpbnin, sir," he
said at last, his voice quivering with
"It shall be a pleasure to kill you,
Lorenz," observed his adversary, dis
playing his ignorance of leze majesty.
Anguish, pale and very much con
cerned, dragged hiui away, the prince
leaving the cafe ahead of them, fol
lowed by his chattering, cursing com
panions. Prince Gabriel was standing
near the door as they passed out. He
looked at the Americans sharply, nnd
Anguish detected something like trium
phant Joy in his eyes.
"Good Lord, Lorry, this means a
duel; Don't you know that?" cried ho
as they started upstairs.
"Of course I do, nnd Pm going to kill
that vlllnin too!" exclaimed Lorry loud
enough to bo heard from one end of the
room to the other.
"This is horrible, horrible! Let mo
square it up some way if"? began the
"Square it upl Look here, Harry An
guish, I nm the one who will do tho
squaring. If bo wants a duel, he can
havo it nt any old time and in nny
style he desires."
"lie may kil! you!"
"Not while a just God rules over our
destinies. I'll take my chances with
pistols, and now let mo tell you ono
thing, my boy: He'll never live to touch
his lips to hers, nor will there be n roy
nl wedding. She cannot marry a dend
man.'* He was beside himself with ex
citement, nnd it was fully half an hour
beforo Anguish could bring him to n
sensible discussion of the affair. Grad
ually ho bccnuio cool, and, tho fever
onco gone, ho did not loso his bend
"Choose pistols nt ten paces nnd nt 8
tomorrow," he said nonchalantly, as a
rap at the door of their apartment an
nounced tho arrival of tho prince's
Anguish admitted two well dressed,
black boarded men, both of whom had
sat nt the prince's table In tho cafe.
They Introduced themselves ns tho
Duko of Mizrox nnd Colonel Attobnwn.
Their visit was brief, formal nnd con
"Wo understand that you arc persons
of rank In your own Amorlca?" said
the Duke of Mizrox after a few mo
"Wo nro sons of business men," re-'
sponded Mr. Anguish.
"Oh, well, 1 hardly know. But his
highness Is very willing to waive his
rank nnd to grant you n meeting."
"I'm delighted by his highness' con
descension, which I perfectly under
stand," observed Mr. Anguish. "Now,
whnt hnvo wo to settle, gentlemen ?*'
"Tho detull of weapons."
When Anguish nnuouiiccd tlint his.
principal choso pistols, n strnngo gleam
crept Into tho eyes of the Axphalnlans,
nnd tbey seemed satisfied. Colonel At
tobnwn acted as Interpreter during this
short but very Important lutorv|ew?
which was carried, on In the Axphain
language. Lorry sat on tho window sill
steadfastly gazing into the night. The
visitors departed noon, and it was un
derstood that Prince Lorenz would con
descend, to meet Mr. Lorry at 8 o'clock
on tho next morning in the valley be
yond tho castle, two miles from town.
Thcro was no law prohibiting duels in
"Well, you're in for it, old man," said
Anguish gloomily, his chin in his bauds
as ho fastened melancholy eyes upon
"Don't worry about me, Harry.
There's only one way for this thing to
"Don't you dare io drink that toastl"
end. His roynl highness Is doomed."
Lorry spoke with the earnestness and
conviction of one who is permitted to
see Into tho future.
Calmly he prepared to write some
letters, not to say farewell, but to ex
plain to certain persons the cause of
the duel and to say that ho gloried In
the good fortune which had presented
itself. One of these letters was ad
dressed to his mother, another to the
father of Prince Lorenz and the last
to tho Princess of Uraustnrk. To the
latter ho wrote much that did not ap
pear In tho epistles directed to tho oth
ers. Anguish had been in his room
more than an hour and had frequently
called to his friend and begged him
to secure what rest he could In .order
that their nerves might be steady in
the morning. Rut It was not until
after midnight that the duelist sealed
the envelopes, directed them and
knocked at his second's door to say:
"I shall Intrust these letters to you,
Harry. You must see that they start
on their way tomorrow."
Then he went to bed and to sleep.
At (5 o'clock his second, who had
slept but little, called him. They
dressrd hurriedly and prepared for the
ride to tho valley. Their own new
English bulldog revolvers were to
servo as weapons In the coming com
bat, and a carriage was to lie in wait
ing for them in a side street at 7
Before leaving their room Ihoy heard
evidences of commotion In the hotel
and were apprehensive lest the in
mates had learned of the duel and
were making ready to follow the light
ers to the appointed spot. There was a
Confusion of voices, the sound of rush
ing feet, the banging of doors, the
lioiso Increasing as the two men
stepped into the open hall. They were
amazed to see half dressed men and
women standing or running about the
halls, intense excitement In their faces
and in their actions. White uniformed
policemen were Hocking into the corri
dors. Soldiers, coat less and hatless,
fresh from their beds, came dashing
upon the scene. There were excited
cries, angry shouts and, more mystify
ing than all, horrified looks and whis
"What has happened?" asked Lorry,
stopping near the door.
"It can't be a lire. Look! The door to
that room down there seems to be the
center of attraction. Hold on! Don't
go over there, Lorry. There may bo
something to unnerve you, and that
must nof; happen now. Let us go down
I this stairway. It leads to a side en
trance, I think." They were half way
down the stairs when the thunder of
rushing feet In the hall above came to
their ears, causing them to hesitate be
tween curiosity and good judgment.
"They arc coming this way."
"Hear them howl! What tho devil
can be the cause of all this rumpus?"
cried the other.
At that instant a half dozen police
guards appeared nt tho head of the
stairs. Upon seeing tho Americans
they stopped and turned ns if to oppose
a foe approaching from the opposite di
rection. Huron Dangioss separated
himself from the white coats above
and called to the men below. In alarm
they started for tho street door. He
was witli them in an instant, his usu
ally red face changing from white to
purplo, his anxious eyes darting llrst
toward tho group nbove and then to
ward tho bewildered Americans.
"What's tho matter?" demanded Lor
"There! See!" cried Dangioss, and
even as he spoke a conflict began at
the bend of the stairs, tho police, aug
mented by a few soldiers, struggling
against a howling, enraged mass of
Axphnininns, Dangioss drngged his re
luctant charges through a small door,
and they found themselves In tho bag
gage room of the hotel. Despite their
(pieties lie offered no explanation, but
rushed them along, passing out of tho
Opposite door, down a short stairway
and Into tt side street. A half dozen
police gun'fdfl were awaiting them, and
before they could cateh tho faintest
Idea of what It all meant they were
running with the officers through an
alley as if pursued by demons.
"Now, what in thunder does this
menu?" panted Lorry, attempting to
?lacken tho pneo. Ho and Anguish
were .hist beginning to regain their
"Do not stop! Do not stop!" wheezed
Dangioss. "You must get to n place of
safety. Wo cannot prevent something
dreadful happening If you nro cnughtl"
"If we are caught!" cried Anguish.
"Why, what have wo done?"
"TJllhalul me, Huron Dangioss. This
Is an outrage!" shouted Lorry.
"For heaven's sake, be calm! We are
befriending you. When wo reach tho
tower, where you will bo safe, I shall
explain," gasped the panting chief of
police. A few moments later they were
inside the prison gates, angry, impa
"Is this a plan to prevent tho duel?"
demanded Lorry, turning upon tho
chief, who had dropped limply into a
chair and was mopping his brow. When
be could lind Iiis breath enough to an
swer, Dangioss did so, and he might as
well hnvo thrown a bombshell at their
"There'll be no duel. Prince Lorenz
"Dead!" gapped tho others.
"Found dead in his bed, stabbed to
tho heart!" exclaimed the chief. "We
have saved you from his friends, gen
i.; j - i*? i ,f
Meinen, but I must say that you are
still In n tight place."
He then related to them the whole
story. Just before 6 o'clock Mizrox had
gone to the prince's room to prepare
him for the duel. Tho door was closed,
but unlocked, ns be found after repeat
cd knock lugs. Lorenz was lying on the
bed, undressed uud covered with blood.
The horriticd duke made a hasty ex
amination and found that ho .was dead.
A dagger bad been drlveu to bla heart
as be slept. Tho hotel was aroused, tho
police were called, nnd the excitement
was nt its highest pitch when the two
friends came from their room a few
minutes after 0.
"But what have we to do with this
dreadful affair? Why are we rushed
off hero like criminals?" asked Lorry,
a feeling of cruel glndness growing out
of tho knowledgo that Lorenz was dead
and that tho princess was freed from
"My friend," said Dangloss slowly,
"you are accused of tho murder."
Lorry was too much stunned to be
angry, too weak to protest. For some
moments after the blow fell he and
Anguish ?were speechless. Then came
tho protestations, tho rage and the
threats, through all of which Dangloss
sat calmly. Finally he Bought to quiet
them, partially succeeding.
"Mr. Lorry, the evidence Is very
strong against you, but you shall not
be unjustly fronted. You are not a
prisoner as yet. In Grnustark a man
who is accused of murder nnd who was
not seen by any one to commit the
crime cannot bo legally arrested until
an accuser shall no before the princess,
who is also high priestess, and swear
on his life that he knows the guilty
man. Tho man who ho accuses agrees
to forfeit his own life In ense the other
Is proved Innocent. If you are to be.
charged with the murder of the prince,
some ono must go before the princess
nnd take oath?his life against yours. I
am holding you here, sir, because It Is
the only place in which you are safe.
Lorenz's friends would have torn you
to pieces had wo not found you,first.
You are not prisoners, and you may dc
purt If you think it wise."
"But how can they accuse me? I
knew nothing of the murder until I
reached this place," cried Lorry, stop
ping short in bis restless walk before
the little baron.
"So you say, but"?
"If you accuse mo, I'll kill you!"
whispered Lorry, holding himself tense.
Anguish caught and held him.
"Me calm, sir," cautioned Dangloss.
"I may have my views, but I am not
willing to take oath before her royal
highness. Listen: You were heard to
say you would kill him. You began
the light. You were the aggressor, nnd
there is no one else on earth, It Is sold,
who could have wished to murder him.
The man who did the stabbing entered
the room through the hall door and
left by the same. There are drops of
blood lu the carpet, leading direct to
your door. On your knob are the
prints of bloody lingers where you?
or some one else- placed his band in
opening the door. It was this discov
ery, made by me and my men, that
fully convinced the enraged friends of
the dead prince that you were guilty.
When we opened the door, you were
gone. Then cninc the search, the light
nt the head of the stairs and the race
to the prison. The reason I saved you
from thnt mob should be plain to you.
I love my princess, and I do not for-'
get that you risked your life, each of
you, to protect her. I have done all
that I can, gentlemen, to protect you
In return. It means death to you If
you fall Into the hands of his followers
Just now. A few hours will cool them
off no doubt, but now?now it would be
maduess to face them, I know not
what they have done to my men at tho
hotel?perhaps butchered them."
There was anxiety In Dangloss'
voice, and there was honesty in ids
keen old eyes. Ills charges now saw
the situation clearly and apologized
warmly for tho words they had ut
tered under the pressure of somewhat
extenuating circumstances. They ex
pressed a willingness to remain in the
prison until the excitement abated or
until some one swore his life aguinst
the supposed murderer. They were
virtually prisoners, and they knew it
well. Furthermore, they could see that
Baron Dangloss behoved Lorry guilty
of the murder. Protestations of inno
cence hnd been politely received and
"Do you expect one of his friends to
take the ontli?" asked Lorry.
"Yes; It Is Bure to come."
"But you will not do so yourself V"
"I thank you, captain, for I see that
you believe me guilty."
"I do not say you are guilty, remem
ber, but I will say that If you did mur
der Prince Lorenz you have uiudo the
people of (Jraustark rejoice from the
bottoms of their hearts, and you will
be eulogized from one end of the land
to tho other."
"Hanged nnd eulogized," said Lorry
(TO BR CONTINUED.)
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For all Blood Diseases, Itchlngs,
Pimples, Eczema, Swellings or offen
sive eruptions. Will you test it at our
risk? A guarantee goes with each
bottle at the Laurons Drug Co. and
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otto te n ?
was once asked:!
??Is life worth living?" He replied: "It
depends upon the liver." Chauncoy was
partially right, but he might havo added
"^^rf ^VTl thai it depended quite as much upon the
J^T '^OV^^^ stomach and tho manner in which it did
^x^. ^W^. its work- The moment you put lard
Al cooked food in your stomach you are
I ^\ sending out a pressing invitation for dys
pepsia to call upon you. This may sound
exaggerated, but let us reason it out.
Lard is made from hog fats. Tho hog isn't the most cleanly animal
in tho world, and why should lard be any more digestible than fat
pork? It isn't. You are simply taking chances when you use lard in
cooking; if it doesn't harm you, you're lucky.
The best shortening in the universe is Cottolene. It is made from
rofinod vegetable oil and choice beef suet. Thero's no ingredient about
it but what is pure, wholesome and digestible. No other shortening
will do the work of Cottolene. You must either use Cottolene or an
inferior product. Which are you going to do?
Guard against substitutes. Cottolone comes only in sealed tin
pails (three sizes) with a red label and band. In the center of the
label is our trade mark?a steer's head in cotton plant wreath. Cot
tolcno is not open to contamination as is bulk lard; the quality is
always uniform and guaranteed.
Ask your grocer for a pail of Cottolene and start yourself on the
right road to successful oookery.
-TJSE % LESS. Cottolene being richer than either lard or cooking
buttor, one-third less is required.
PR RR us P. ?c ?'amp to pay postage and we'll mall you a copy of our booV.
* ??-vl-'-?-' Homo Help*." edited by Mr*. Rorer. which contain* BOO choice recipes
from the country'* noted eook*.
Made only by THE N. k. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Dept 612 Chicago ?>
Is the lightest water on the market. We realize that this is claiming a groat
deal, and we could not afford to make this assertion unless we know that we
could prove it to bo i>rue. But it does not take an expert to test the eoftness of
a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it is a bard water the
gasos will not be absorbed in the water, and when the bottle is opened, the gas
es esoape, and the water is left flat and hard, while if it is a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will retain its gases for hours after being unstopped.
Read what some prominent persons you know have to say of tho merits of
the White Stone Lithia Water:
Chester, S. C, April 23, 1903.
J. T. Harris, Erfq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Dear Sir?I do unhesitatingly state
that tho efhoacy of White Stone Lithia
Water, not from its splendid analytical
analysis, but from my own personal ob
servation, is a very valuable agent in
eliminating the impurities of the blood
through its marked diu rotte effects,
and in so doing restores the secretory
and excratory organs of the body to
their normal physiological state. So in
this proves its properties to be of great
value in assisting digestion, assimila
tion and increasing the appetite. There
fore we can recognize it as a mineral
water of powerful tonlo properties and
should bo highly recommended in stom
ach and liver disorders, blood disturb
ances, rheumatism, gout, diabetes,
Bright's disease, and in all inactive
conditions of the kidneys and convales
I feel myself, that I am justly due an
acknowledgement of the happy effects
I derived from its use.
B. Elmore Kell, M. D.
Mulllns, S. C, April 22, 1903.
Mr. J T. Harris.
White Stone Springs, S. O.
It is with pleasure that I write of the
merits of White Stone Lithia Water. I
have teveral patients using it now with
marked benefit in kidney and stomach
troubles. I have known a uric add
oalbulus to pass aftor usiug tho water
for only three days.
A. M. Brailsford, Jr., M. D.
Macon, Ga., April 15, 1908.
I havo prescribed White Stono Lithia
Water freely in my practice and am
glad to report the happy effects It gavo
an a diuretic and uric add solvent. I
think its medicinal properties are pe
culiarly adaptable to uric add diathe
sis, rheumatism, gout, anaemia and nil
bladder and kidney diseases and liver
and stomach troubles. I consider it is
a mineral water of marvolous tonic
Read what Dr. L. J. Blake, Presi
dent Board of Health of the City of
Spartanbug, has to say of the merits of
White Stone Lithia Spring*:
Spartanburg, May 11th, 190K.
J. T. Harris, Proprietor White Stone
Splngs, Sptrtanburg Co, S. 0.
My Dear Sir:?I have used and pre
scribed the White Stone Lithia water
a great deal during the past two years.
In all cases requiring renal stimulation
I have obtained uniformly good re
sults. In lithaemla and kindred affec
tions from uric acid diathesis it meets
the indications, and I am sure its freo
use will prove it the equal of any wa
ter on the market.
Yours very truly,
L. J. Blake, M. D.
We have the largest brick Hotel in the Carolinas or Georgia, with all mod
4V Electric Car Line rune from Southern Road to Spring.
White Stone Spring, S. O.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
?N'cgeiablc Preparation Car As
tiug tt\e Stomachs awl Bowels of
? In kan is/< hi i 1?k1
ness andRest.Contains neither
Opium,Morphine nor Mineral.
Not >Jaiic otic .
/Uk.lif .Wts -
Amir Scvtt f
Aperfccl Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stotnach,Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .reverish
ncss nnd loss of sleep.
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commission to sell life insurance. I want busi
ness men who are able to earn at least $100.00
per month. The State Life paid thirty per cent
dividend last year on policies over four years old.
No other Company did. The State Life operates
under a law which requires it to maintain on
deposit with the State Departmenr enough secu
rities to cover all its liabilities. N j other Com
pany operating in South Carolina complies with
such a law. I want men with stickitivencss
to sell these policies. How about you? Can
you sell better goods than those sold by your
competitors? If so, you want to write to me.
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Columbia, S. C.
After all is said iu praiso of other Guanos, tho
glaring FACT still remains, that the
Wherever used they have given universal satisfaction, and ovon
where the odds were against them, thoy have held their own under
the most, unfavorable conditions.
Tho manufacturers of the Koyster Guanos are always willing, anx
ious and ready to meet all fair competition, both in price and quali
ty of their goods, and tho farmers of Laurons county can confidently
expect honest goods, fully up to the required analysis, and the man
ufacturers guarantee that where a fair trial is giveu their goods the
results will be such as to givo perfect satisfaction to tho farmer, and
mako a good customer of him for all time.
Wo aro dealers in this celebrated Guano, and our friends and the
farmers generally, aro roquested to give us a call and inquire into the
merits of our Fertilizers, boforo placing their ordors olsewhere
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