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LAURENS, S. C, Feb. 24, 1904.
A False (Jlalui Abandoned.
While the opponents of the dispen
sary law have declared since its enact
ment that it was a revenue measure
and not "a step towards prohibition,"
it was not until last week tbat any gen
eral assembly was brought to concede
as much. Since the passage of the
Brico bill it will scarce be contended
hereafter by the champions of the dis
pensary tba'i its ilrst purpose Is not to
raise money for the towns and counties
Senator Brleo of York Introduced a
bill permitting counties to vote dispen
saries already established out of exist
ence. It was amended in the senate,
at (no instance of tho dispensary au
thorities, so that any county disestab
lishing its dispensary sball pay a one
half mill tax on its assessed properties
to enforco tho law against illicit whis
key selling and so that such a county
shall not participate in the state dis
pensary school fund further than the
In short It is now tho law of South
Carolina that a county shall not pro
hibit tho sulo of whiskey upon pain of
being lined throe or four or five thou
sand a year, according to the amount
of the county's taxable property.
It may appear reaeonablo that a
county tbat contributes nothing in
liquor revenue and whose liquor viola
tions increase on account of the wiping
out of the liquor shops should not share
in the protits of other counties from
which liquor revenues are derived. If
the liquor violations be due to the
abolition of the legal liquor shop?, it
would seem fair tbat the county bear
the expense of detecting aad punishing
them. Wo do not here even deny the
reasonableness of tho general assem
bly's view, Wo merely point out that
it stamps tho dispensary as a revenue
measure first nnd a reform measure,
second, if it all. If the aim of the
stato wero to reduce the sales of
whiskey It would aid and encourage
tho counties to abolish the dispensaries
whenever a county's public sentiment
as shown by its votes justified it. The
half mill tux h based on the notion
that it will secure the enforcement of
tho law. If the law against blind tigers
be enforced us well without dispensa
rios as with then, then the consumption
of liquors will bo reduced by so nv.ch
as tho dispensaries sell. If the half mill
tnx will enforco the law under a prohi
bition or no dispensary system in Lau
rens as well as it is enforced now, the
sales of liquor will be less by the
amount of the Laurens dispensary's
sales. Therefore, if the state's object
wero prohibition, it would be only too
glad to supply from the general state
funds tho three or four thousand dol
lars for a liquor constabulary In Lau
rens, with prohibition enforced in Lau
rens as the gam.
Meanwhile, wo think that under the
Brlce law as ptsed acounty which sin
cerely desires prohibition will have
the opportunity "t> make good." If
tho prohibitionists In this county wish
prohibit ion it is now "up to them" to
fight for it. Under the new law, it will
cost Luirens about fifteen or sixteen
thousand dollars todrivo out and keep
out liquor. We can have prohibition
if we will pay the price.
Since tho Brice bill has been passed
let us hopo tint in future the claim
that tho dispensary is a "moral institu
tion" and that It is a "step towards
prohibition" will bo abandoned. It is
a sufficient disgrace that the state of
South Carolina is a whiskey seller. The
passage of the Brice law should at least
prevent the state from playing the hy
pocrite as woll. If South Carolina is
to run a grog-thop, wo prefer that she
shall not run It in a protense of holi
ness. Hypocrisy only multiplies the
shame and tho poople of the state,
claiming tho dispensary as a pious con
oern, aro mado to appear before the
intelligent part of the outside world as
a community of fools besides.
Is the Atlantic Coast Line a Public
The cow live hour schedule between
Charleston and Columbia appears en
tirely too fast for the Atlantic Coast
Line Railway's train between Charles
ton and Greenville?a train which
passes through Laurens once in a
while. Leaving Charleston one must
got up very early to come to Laurens,
say about 5 o'clock. The traia leaves
at ? o'clock. Last week a Laurens man
loft Charleston on this train. It crept
along for four mllo3 and then stopped
15 minutes. It stopped again after an
olght milo lap. Thirty two miles from
Charleston, at a lovely spot called
Monks Cornor, undoubtedly the pret
tiest placo in all this "Southland," the
train halted to allow tho passengers to
enjoy the scereny and breathe the sal
ubrious air. It was one of those quiet,
calm Sunday mornings when the quiet
and calm are infectious, to railway
trains, After loafing an hour and per
mitting two freight trains in front and
a pluttorcratic "toorist" train from
Florida to got out of tho way, the start
was made for Sumter. The usual rest
was;had at Lines and the train ar
rived ut Sum er in the course of time
whore it remained less thao an hour.
Notwithstanding this, it was two hours
late on arrival at the now station in
Columbia. Only seven hours wore con
sumed betwoon Columbia and Charles
ton, a distance of about 187 miles. Had
thero been any accident, the trip might
have been less speedy, The schedule of
tho SoutLern railway between Charles
ton and Columbia, praotieally the same
distance, calls for four hour*. On this
beautiful Sabbath the Coast Line train
travel e l at the rate of nearly 20 miles
tho hour; so fast indeed that it ran over
a cow. Fortunately, as we have said, no
accident occurred. Could it be forgot
ten that this train is romotimes late on
week dayp, several times and mostly,In
faot the explanation inighi be that the
Coast Lino has scruples against Sunday
travel. It would ba a sin to describe
ths train between Charleston and Co
lumbia as "traveling."
Tbe real reason of the failure of the
Coast Line train to do its duty by the
public isthat it regard) convenience of
the tourist tralu? irom the North as a
higher claim. We are sure, however,
that the authorities of the Atlantic
Coast Line could give the people a good
excuse. Indeed, when you present
your grievance to the Coast Llue you
may hear the touching refrain
"Oh, Mr. Johnsing, turn me loose!
I've got no money but a good excuse!"
True Advertiser dislikes to be
placed among newspapers that .are
prejudiced toward* corporations. We
have a kindly feeling towards any rail
way company that manifests a reasona
bly fair spirit to thepeop'o who patron
ize it. No newspaper has less tolera
tion for unjust taxation schemes aimed
against railways and unfair verdicts
rendered sgalnot them. But tho ques
tion arises, eo far as this territory is
concerned, Is the Atlantic Coast Line
Railway Company a public enemy?
That question will not down. How Is
It possible for the people dependent up
on this railway company to view it
without prejudice? It may be just and
proper for the traveling population of
this part of South Carolina to suffer
Inconvenience in behalf of the North
ern people who go to Florida and Inci
dentally In behalf of tbe Atlantic Coast
Line but they stubbornly reiuso to see
ic that way. Nevertheless, wo hope
that the Coast Line will mend Its ways.
Buying Protect ion.
Suppose you suspected that a man
was about to rob you and it lay in your
power to omploy a detective to watch
blm and to force the robbt-r to pay tho
deteotlve for his w ?.?would you do it?
If you desired and expected protection,
wouldn't you pay the dotective your
self? Would you look for any servlcos
of value from a police officer In the pay
of the man you foared, evon If you did
have the power of appointing and dis
missing that oflicer?
Members of tho general assembly ex
hibited sound common sense in oppos
ing the proviiion of the bill to create
the office of oil inpector that ho should
be paid by the companies. From the
Standard Oil Company's paying the
salary of an oil inspector and buying
the oil inspector would bo a short stop.
It is dif&oult in any circumstances to
prevent the Standard Oil Company
from buying public officers.
The law by which the railway com
panies pay the salaries of tho commis
sioners is most ridiculous. Whon ex
penses are added to tho railway com
panies, the railway companies in soino
way or other must earn thoso expenses.
In the long run, tho people, therefore,
pay the salaries of the railway com
If tho people of South Ca'olina need
the services of railway commissioners,
or oil Inspeotors, they must pay for
them?else they won't get them. It Is
possible for a man to be a railway com
missioner and to be an honest servant
of the people at the eamo time. Mo?t
tbinga are possible. But to ask a man
to receive his bread and butter from
the hands of a powerful corporation
one;, 8 month and at iho same time to
servo another master, tho people, all
the time, is impossing an unnecessary
task on frail human nature.
Meanwhile, the general assemblies
are frequently ready to create new of
fices, for the benefit of some lean and
famishing politician, provided they can
plausibly explain that it "costs tho
people nothing." It is a miserable and
cheap form of false pretense, ff a pub
lic office is worth anything to thi peo
ple, It Is worth paying for by tho peo
ple? a truth that Is so plain and evi
dent that to state It shoukl be to prove
THE DEATH PENALTY.
A Ifttle thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, insigni
ficant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. It Is wise to havo Buclc
len's Arnica Salve over handy. It's
the be?t Salve on earth and will pre
vent fatality, when Bump, Sores, Ul
cers'and Piles.threaten. Only 25 cents
at Laurens Drug Co. and W. W. Dod
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Bears the 1n(> Kind You llavo Always Bought
' The following License Fees for hawk
ers and peddlers for Laurens County
was adopted by the County Board of
Commissioner* at its annual moo'ing
on January 6, 1904, for the onsuing
year as provided by law:
Foot Peddlers, medicine or mer
chandise,.$ 10 00
Peddlers, 1 horse team,. 40 00
Peddlors, 2 horse team,. 50 00
Stove l tango or other Stoves, 1st
wsgon,. 75 00
Each additional wsgon,. 60 00
Clooks, one team,. 50 00
E-?ch additional,. 30 00
Lightning Rods, 1st wagon,. 50 00
Esch additional. 80 00
Spectacles, foot,.... 30 00
Spectacles, with team,. 70 00
Hewing machine, one wagon,. 70 00
Each additional,. 60 00
Piano, organ, 1 horse team,. 100 00
Piano, organ, 2 horse team,. 150 00
License, issued will be good until De
cember 31, 1904. The word wagon
means any vehicle used in the traffic.
It is the duty of magistrates and con
stables to demand of any peeldler his
license and to arrest any peddler not
having license, except persons exempt
n. B. Humbert,
Supervisor, L. C.
John H. Hunter,
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
The County Board of Penalization is
hereby called to meet at the Auditor's
office, on Saturday, the 27th of Febru
ary at 11 o'clock to get returns and
transkct suoh business as may como
The Township Board of Assessors Is
c*llod to meet at their usual places of
meetings in their respective Town
ships on Tuesday, tho 1st day of March
to eanvass returns.
C. A. Power,
?ti iti iti .*i JE^AA A^iti A AAAAAr^
GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
CopvrWt, mi, b* Hmrirtri 8. ?ton?
IN TUB TOWER.
?>"Q^Hi: two captives who wero not
ti prisoners were so dazed by tho
JE unexpected events of tho morn
tug that they did not realize tho
vast Borlousness of tho situation for
boors. Then it dawned upon them that
appearances wore really against them
and that they were alone in u land fur
beyond tho reach of help from home.
One Ch'CUtnstnilCO puzzled tbeni with
Its damning mystery: How came tho
blood stains upon the doorknob? Dnn
gl iss courteously discussed this strange
and unfortunate feature with them, but
with ill concealed skepticism. It was
evident that his mind was clear in re
gard to the whole affair.
Anguish was of the opinion that the
real murderer had stained tho knob In
tentionally, aiming to cast suspicion on
the mail who bad been challenged. The
assassin bud an object in leaving those
convicting linger marks where they
would do tho most damage. He either
desired the arrest and death of tho
American or hoped that his own guilt
intght escape attention through tho
misleading evidence. Lorry held, from
bis deductions, tbat the crime had been
committed by a fanatic who loved his
sovereign too devotedly to see her wed
ded to Lorenz, 't hen why should ho
wantonly cast guilt upon the man who
had been her protector, objected Dan
The police guards came lu from tho
betel about 10 o'clock, bearing marks
of an ugly conflict with tho Axphuinl
nns. They reported that tho avengers
had been quelled for the tlmo being,
but that u deputation had already
started for tho castle to lay the matter
before the princess. Officers had
searched the rooms of the* Americana
for blood stains, but bad/ found no sign
"Did you find bloody water In which
hands had been washed?" asked An
"No," responded one of the guards.
"There was nothing to be found in the
bowls and Jars except soapy water.
There Is not a blood stain In the room,
"That shakos your theory n little,
oh?" cried Anguish triumphantly. "Ex
amine Mr. Lorry's hands and see If
there Is blood upon them." Lorry's
hands were white und uncontamlnated.
Dnngloss wore a pucker on his brow.
Shortly afterward a crowd of Ax
phnln men came to the prison gates
and demanded the person of CJrenfall
Lorry, departing after an Ugly show of
rage. Curious Edelweiss citizens stood
Itfav off, watching the walls and win
"This may cost Edelweiss a great
deal of trouble, gentlemen, but there is
more happiness hero this morning than
the city has known in months. Every
body believes you killed him, Mr. Lor
ry, but they all love you for the deed,"
said Dnngloss, returning nt noon from
a visit to tho hotel and a ride through
the street:'. "The prince's friends hnvo
been at tho castle since t) o'clock, and I
am of the opinion thai they are having
n hard time with the high priestess."
"(Jod bless her!" cried Lorry.
"The town is crazy with excitement.
Messengers have been sent to old
Prince Lolaroz to inform him of tho
murder and to urgo him to hasten
hither, where he may fully enjoy the
vengeance that is to be worked upon
his son's slayer. I have not seen a
wilder time in Edelweiss since the
close of tho si,>;?(>, fifteen years ago.
By my soul, you are in a bad box, sir.
They are lurking in every part of town
to kill you if you attempt to leave the
tower before the princess signs an or
der to restrain you lognlly. Your life
outside these walls would not bo worth
a snap of the fingers."
Cnptaln Quinnox of tho princess'
bodyguard, accompanied by a half doz
en of his nun, rode up to tho prison
gates about 2 o'clock and was prompt
ly admitted. The young captain was
in sore distress.
"Tho Duke of Mizrox has sworn that
you are (he murderer, Mr. Lorry, and
stakes his life," said be after greetings.
"Her highness has just placed In my
hands an order for your arrest as the
assassin of Prince Lorenz."
Lorry turned as pale as death. "You
?you don't mean to say that she has
signed a warrant - that she believes
mo guilty!" ho cried, aghast.
"She has signed the warrant, but
very much against her Inclination.
Count Ilalfout informed me that she
pleaded and argued with tho duke for
hours, seeking to avert the net which
is bound to give pain to all of us. IIo
was obdurate and threatened to carry
complaint to Polo rose, who would In
stantly demand satisfaction. As tho
duke is willing to die If you are proved
Innocent, there was no other course left
for her than to dictate and sign this
royal decree. Captain Dnngloss, 1 am
instructed to glvo you these papers,
One is the warrant for Mr. Lorry's ar
rest, the other orders you to assume
charge of him nnd to place him in con
finement until the day of trial."
While Quinnox was making this state
ment tho accused stood with bowed
bend nnd throbless heart. IIo did not
seo tho cnptaln's hand tremble ns ho
passed tho documents to Dnngloss, nor
did ho hear tho unhappy sigh that
came from the intter's Hps. Anguish,
flory nnd Impulsive, was not to bo sub
"Is there no warrant for my arrest?"
"There is not. You nro at liberty to
go, sir," responded Quinnox.
"I'd like to know why there isn't! I
am just ns guilty ns Lorry."
"Tho duko charges tho crime to but
one of you. Huron Dnngloss, will you
read tho warrant?"
Tho old chief rend tho decree of tho
princess slowly nnd Impressively. It
was as followu:
Jacot, duko of Mizrox, before hla God
and on hla lire, swears that Qrenfall Lorry
did foully, mnllclously and designedly slay
Lorenz, prlnco of AxphaJn, on the 20th
day of October, In tho year of our Lord
18ft?, and In tho city of Edelweiss, Qrau
stnrk. It Is thereforo my decree that
Orenfali I.orry bo declared murderer of
Lorenz, prlnco of Axphnln, until ho bo
proved Innocent, In which Instanco his ac
cuser, Jacot, duke of Mizrox, shall forfeit
hts life, according to tho law of this land
providing^penalty for false witness, and
by which he himself has sworn to abldo
Thore was silence for somo moments,
broken by tho dreary tones of tho nc
??What chanco have I to prove my in
nocence?" he asked hopelesdy.
"The same opportunity tbat he has
to prove your guilt. Tlio tluko must,
according to our law, prove you guilty
boyond all doubt," Bpoke the young
"When am I to be tried?"
"Hero Is my order from the princess,"
Bald Dnngloss, glancing over the other
paper. "It says that I am to conline
you securely and to produce you before
the tribunal on the 20th day of Octo
"A week! That Is a long time," said
Lorry. "May I have permission to see
the signature affixed to those papers?"
Dnngloss handed them to hlin. Ho
glauced at the name he loved, written
by the hand he had kissed, now slgninj
away his life, perhaps. A mist eam<
over his eyes, nnd a strange Joy tilled
his sold. The hand that signed the
name had trembled In doiug so-had
trembled pitifully. The heart had not
guided the lingers. "I am your prison
er, Captain Dnngloss. Do with nie as
you will," he said simply.
"I regret that I ain obliged to place
you In a eell, sir, and under guard. Uc
lleve me, I am sorry this happened. I
am your friend," said the old man
"And 1!" cried Qulnnox.
"Rut what Is lo become of mo?" cried
poor Anguish, half In tears. "I won't
leave you, Qren. It's an Infernal out
"He cool, Harry, and it will come out
right. He has no proof, you know,"
said the other, wringing his friend's
"Hut I'll have to stay hero too. If I
go outside tnese walls, I'll be killed
like a dog," protested Harry.
"You are to have a guard of six men
while you are in Edelweiss, Mr. Au
gulsh. Those are the Instructions of
the princess. I do not believe the
Scoundrels?I mean the Axphnin nobles j
-??will molest you If you do not cross
them. When you are ready to go to
your hotel, I will accompany you."
Half an hour later Lorry was in n
roll from which there could be no es
cape, while Anguish was riding toward
the hotel, surrounded by Uraustark
soldiers, lb? bad sworn to his friend
that he would unearth the murderer If
It lay within the power of man. Cap
tain Dangloss heard the oath and smiled
At the castle there were depression
and relief, grief nnd Joy. The royal
family, the nobility, even the serv
ants, soldiers and attendants, rejoiced
In the stroke that had saved the prin
cess from a fate worse than death.
There were, of course, serious compli
cations for the future, involving ugly
conditions that were bouud to force
th.CJU8el.yQ8 upr.it the land. The dead
man's father would demand the life of
bis murderer. If not Lorry, who?
In the privacy of her room the strick
en princess collapsed from the effects
S)ie Bank back with a moan, fainting.
of the ordeal. Her poor brain had
striven in vain to invent means by
which she might save the man she
loved. She had surrendered to the in
evitable because there was just loo in
the claims of the Inexorable duke and
his vindictive friends. She signed the
decree as If in a dreftm, a nightmare,
with trembling hand and broken heart.
His death warrant! And yet, like all
others, she believed him guilty?guilty
for her sake!
Mlsirox and his friends departed in
triumph, revonge written on every fnce.
She walked blindly, numbly, to her
room, assisted by her uncle, the count.
Without observing her aunt or the
Countess Dagmar, she staggered to tho
window nnd looked below. Tho Ax
phnlninns wero crossing tho parade
ground Jubilantly. Then enmc the clat
ter of n horse's hoof, nnd Captain Quln
nox, with tho fatal papers in his pos
session, galloped down the avenue. She
clutched tho curtains distractedly and,
leaning far forward, cried from tho
"Qulnnox! Qulnnox! Come back! I
forbid?I forbid! Destroy thoso pa
But Qulnnox heard not the pitiful
wall. Seeing him disappear down tho
avenue, sho threw her hands to her
head and sank back with a monn, faint
ing. Count Halfont caught her hi his
arms. It was nightfall beforo sho was
fully revived. The faithful young
countess clung to her caressingly, lov
ingly, uttering words of consolation
until long after the shades of night had
dropped. They wero alone In the prin
cess' boudoir, seated together upou the
divan, the tired head of the ono resting
wearily against tho shoulder of tho
other. Wido nnd dark and troubled
woro tho eyes of tho ruler of Qrau
An attendant appeared and an
nounced the arrival of one of the
American gentlemen, who insisted on
seeing her royal highness. Tho card
on the trny boro tho nnmo of Harry
Anguish. At once tho princess was
n-fluttcr with eagerness nnd exclto
"Anguish! Show him to this room
quickly! Oh, Dagmar, ho brings word
from him! Ho comes from hlml Why
is ho so slow? Ach, I cannot wnltl"
Far from being slow, Anguish was
' exceedingly swift in approaching tho
room to which Jio feared ndmlttnnco
might bo denied.
"Toll mo! What is It?" sho cried ns
ho stopped in tho ccntor of tho room
nnd glared at her.
"I don't enro whother you like It, and
It doesn't matter if you are n princess,"
ho exploded, "there nro a few things
I'm going to my to you. First, I want
to know what kind of n woman you are
to throw Into prison a man like?like?
oh, it drives mo crazy to think of itl
I dou't care If you are Insulted. He's
a friend of mine, and ho is no more
guilty than you are, nnd I want to
know what you mean by ordering his
Her Hps parted as if to speak, her
face grew deuthly pale, her Angers
clutched the edgo of tho divan. Sho
stared at him plteously, unable to
move, to speak. Then the blue eyes
illled with tears, a sob came to her
lips, and tier tortured heart made a
last brave effort nt defense.
"I?I ?Mr. Anguish, you wrong me?I
?1"? Sho tried to whisper through
the closed throat and stiffened HpB.
Words failed her, but sho pleaded with
those wet, imploring eyes. His heart
moiled, his anger was swept away in
n twinkling. He saw that he had
wounded her most unjustly.
"You brute!" hissed the countess,
with llashiug, Indignant eyes, throwing
her arms about the princess and draw
lug her head to her brenat.
"Korglvo me," he cried, sinking to
his knee before the princess, shame
and contrition in his face. "I have
been half mad this whole day, and I
have thoiiK'ht harshly of you. I now.
boo that you are suffering more In
tensely than I. I love Lorry, nnd that
Is my only excuse. Hells being foully
wronged, your highness, foully wrong
"I deserve your contempt after nil.
Whether he be guilty or Innocent, I
should have refused to sign the decree.
It Is too late now. I have signed away
something that Is very dear to me?his
life. You are his friend and mine. Cau
you tell me what he thinks of me?
what he says?how he feels?" She
asked the triple question breathlessly.
"He believes you were forced Into
the act, and said as much to me. As
to how he feels, I can only nsk how
you would feel if you wero in his
place, innocent nnd yet nlmoet sure of
conviction. These friends of Axphnlu
will resort to any subterfuge now that
one of their number has staked his
life. Mark my word, some one will de
liberately swear that he saw Grenfnll
Lorry strike the blow, and that will bo
ns villainous a He ns man ever told.
What I am here for, your highness, Is
to ask If that decree cannot be with
"Alas, It cannot! 1 woidd gladly or
der his release If I could, but you can
see what Hint wouia mean tc us ?n
war, Mr. Anguish," she sighed misera
"But you will not sco an Innocent
man condemned?'' cried be, again in
"I have only your statement for that,
sir, If you will pardon mo. I hope from
the bottom of my heart that he did
not murder tho prlnco uftcr being hon
"Ho Is no coward!" thundered An
guish, startling both women with his
vehemence. "I say ho did not kill tho
prince, but I'll stake my life ho would
have done so bad they met this moru
"He may bo ablo to clear himself,"
suggested the countess nervously.
"And lie may not; so there you have
it. What chance have two Americana
over here with everybody against us?"
"Stop! You shall not say that! He
shall have full justice at any cost, and
there is one hero who is not against
him!" cried tho princess, with Hashing
"I nm aware that everybody admires
him because he has done Graustark a
service In ridding it of something ob
noxious?a prospective husband. But
that does not get him out of jail."
"You arc unkind again," said tho
princess slowly. "I chose my husband,
and you assume much when you Inti
mate that I am glad because he was
"Do not bo angry," cried the count
ess Impatiently. "Wo all regret what
has happened, and I, for ono, hope that
Mr. Lorry may escape from tho lower
and laugh forevennoro at his pursuers.
If ho could only dig his way out!"
The princess shot a startled look to
ward the speaker as a new thought en
tered her .wearied bralu. A short, In
voluntary gnsp told that it had lodged
and would grow. She laughed at the
idea of an escape from the tower, but
as she laughed a tiny spot of red began
to spread upon her cheek and her eyes
Anguish remained with them for half
an hour. When he left tho castle, It
was with a more hopeful feeling in his
breast. In the princess' bedchamber
late that night two girls in loose silken
gowns sat before o low tiro and talked
of something that caused the countess
to tremble with excitement when llrst
her pink cheeked sovereign mentioned
it in confidence.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
xu urn iui <m i ?nr jctwn, UUO ifiji iivi i<uu n i:; " ?. i < " ?
? and has been made wndcr Iii
SJ&Jty-f-rf1^. sonal supervision sinco its In:
\*uzSv)r> wiG6CCa446i Allow no one to deceive yon ii
Tho Kind Ton Have, Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne tho signature of
aud has been made under his per
you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Costoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, l>rops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Foverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relievos Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The EM You toe Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THC OtNTAUn COMPANY. TT MURRAY eTBUT. NCW YORK CITY.
I want five traveling salesmen on salary and
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 011 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 Department enough secu
rities to cover all its liabilities. No other Com
pany operating in South Carolina complies with
such a law. I want men with stickitiveness
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.
D. SAH COX, General Agent,
Columbia, S. C.
From Early Breakfast to Late Supper we can
Supply all the Heart or Palate can Wish.
Candies, Fruits, Nuts fresh and whole
some, all kinds; Malaga Grapes and
Raisins, ours are the finest, great big
lusters; Figs and Dates also.
A Scientific Cure for Drunkenness.
Absolutely Safe, Sure and Harmless.
Will Cure Forever the Craving for
Whiskey, Beer or Wine.
ORRINE will Restore any Drunkard to Manhood and Health.
A Simple Home Treatment; Can be Given Secretly if Desired.
Cure Effected or Money Refunded.
Ask your druggist wkom you know what he thinks of ORRINE; he will indorse
our statements as truthful in every respect. If ORRINE fails to cute wc will refund
you every penny paid for it as cheerfully as we took it.
Mothers, wives and sisters, you cannot cure those who are afflicted with this most
terrible of all diseases by your fervent prayers, or eyes red with tears, nor by your j
hope that they may stop drinking. It can be done only with ORRINK. You have
the remedy?will you use it ? If you desire to cure without the knowledge of the patient,
buy ORRINE No. 1; if the patient desires to be cured of his own free will, buy
ORRINE No. 2. Full directions found in each package. Prlco $ I por box.
All Correspondence Confidential.
For free book?Treatise on Drunkenness and how to Cure it?write to
THE ORRINE CO., INC . WASHINGTON. D. C , or call on
Nature's Gift'from the Sunny South
Shortens your food?Lcn^lhcns your life
America is a nation of dyspeptics ; the uso of lard in cooking is the
main cause. For your own protection you should divorce yourself from
all food cooked with lard. Instead, uso Cottolcno, tho purest and most
palatable shortening possible to produce. Cottolcno is made from refined
vegetable oil and choice beef suet, is full of richness, yet free from dys
pepsia. It will give you better food, and fcod which will agree with you.
Cottolene is never sold in bulk. It comes in sealed white pails, with
red label and band. In the center of the label is our trade mark?a steer's
head in cotton plant wreath. Cottolene is not exposed to all the odors
which surround it; lard is, because it usually comes in bulk. Tho quality
of Cottolene is guaranteed, wo stand behind it. You take no chances in
Forestall dyspepsia by the use of Cottolene. Any good grocer will
6upply you. One trial will make you wonder why you ctuck to hog lard
USE \h LESS. Cottolcno being richer than cither lard or cooking
butter, one-third less is required.
"C*T>'C?-n? Send us a 2c stamp to pay posl^co r.nd we'll mail vou a ccpy of our book,
* "Homo Helps," edited by Mrs. Rorcr, which contains 300 choice recipes
from tho country's noted conks.
Mado only ty THE N. K. FA1RBANK COMPANY. Dept. 612
CONFECTIONERY AND FRUIT
My experience in making- Fine Home-made Candies enables
me to keep fresh every day Fine
Chocolates, Bon Bons, Peanut and
Also a choice and complete line of all kinds of Fruits, such as
ORANGES, FINEST NORTHERN APPLES, BANANAS,
GRAPES, LEMONS, PINEAPPLES, GRAPE-FRUITS,
TANGERINES, DRIED FIGS, DATES, RAISINS
and all kinds of Fresh NUTS.
California Fruits a specialty.
Early Florida Vc etables always on hand, such as
Tomatoes, Lettu e, Beets, Beans, Cabbages.
Deliious home=made candies and Imported
and Domestic Fruits.
im? Two Doors Below Post Office.
Make Yourself at Home.
If you're waiting to meet a friend or just
sitting clown to rest, or only want a postage
stamp, or are just looking about, you will
be welcome in our store. We desire to
have you make yourself at home in our
store. Do not feel that you must buy
something every time you come here.
If you need any drug store goods, we shall
be very happy to serve you, but come often
to our store anyway
DODSON'S DRUG STORE.
IDon't Give the Baby gj
Dangerous Drugs. H
Thorn Is ono mifo, ourn ninl nlno- 1|
luloly linrmlosii ruinody fur la- ?
rant's Ills, ins
THE WORLD'S REST GARY MEDICINE. I
Ouron nvory fnrn <>f bowol AlUl Kj
fltoniHoii troublo,brings iofroih- ?
Ihr Hloi'p, mitkt'h t>nl>li'!? fut.
35 CENTS KVERVWHKUK, I
Baby Eats Manufacturing Co., Macon, Ga. R
'NOTICE TO EXECUTORS, ADMINIS
TRATORS AND GUARDIANS.
Executors, Administrators. Guar
dians and Trustees are reminded that
the time to make annual returns be
gins with tho 1st day of January of each
O. G. Thompson,
j. p. l. c.
Dec. 1st, 1003.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
L&URRNS, 8. C.