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MARRUUBOP A POPULAR COUPLE.
Mr. A. C. Fuller, Jr., Wids Miss Me'a
Miss Mi l.i Smith, tbo accomplished
and attractive daughter of Mr. James
Smith, of Waterloo, and Mr. A. O. Ful.
ler, Jr., were married on the 24th of
February; Hev. W. W. Jones ofllela
tlng. The young couple have the good
wishes of numbers of friends.
The Wednsday Club.
Tbo Wednesday Club which takts
its name presumably from the faot that
it meets always ou Thursday mot as
usual with Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming on
Thursday afternoon. The club was
fortunate In having as Its guest Mrs.
O. B. Mayer, a bright representative
of the Newberry Club aud in honor of
her prosenoe delightful refreshments
wero served by Mrs. Fleming and a
charming social feature added to an oc
casion supposed to be purely literary.
Our New MU1 Completed.
Wo havo at last got our mill com
pleted, md we risk nothing in saying
mat it is inak'og tho finest Hour wo
have ever seen. We earnestly solicit
every housekeeper of Laurens and vi
cinity to order a trial sack of tho new
??Clifton," promising them that they
will havo biscuit, rolls, cako and pas
try such as they have never had be
fore. Instruct your grocer to find you a
sack of tho new "Clifton."
?Ixcontciit With Work.
Thnt there Is much discontent with
work among the so called lnlddlo
classes in America is due iu largo part
to tlie pnmpciiug of children, to the
Supplying of their natural and artificial
wants and to the sentimental Idea that
"their day of toil will come soon
enough." In general, work is not a
curse, but a blessing?a positive means
of grace. One can hardly begin too
early to impress upon children lessons
of self help by tasks appropriate to
their age and forces and fo beget In
them scorn of Idleness and of depend
ence oil oil m-s. To do this is to make
them happy through tho self respect
that comes with the re; zntlon of pow
er and thus to approximate Tennyson's
goal of man. "Self reverence, self
knowledge, self control."?-Century.
Do It Now.
The following sentiment has boou
variously attributed to Stephen (?rol
let. Sir Rowland Hill. Edward Courte
lioy atul the ISrtI of Devon, and
is said lo have been Inscribed upon the
tombstone of the latter: "l expect to
pass through tbi ; world but once. If,
therefore, there bo any kindness I can
show or any good thi-.ig I enn do to any
follow being, let ino it now. Lot me
not defer it nor neglect It, for I shall
not pass this way ngnin."
I'remnture vn <;.-?.\:
Wealthy American Fatlier-ln-law?
Look here, COUIttl I'm gelling tired of
paying your debts, fount Boylon do
Dakkovisnck?So soon? Sure, you haf
not paid sse half of sco debts yetl?Chi
'("??i (Jo Abroad.
"What makes you think they are rich
"Because they know so much more
about other countries than their own."
Not In IIIh Line.
Employer?You don't seem +o bo nblo
to do anything. New Clerk?Well, I al
ways had a political job until I struck
There have undoubtedly been bad
great men, but inasmuch as they were
bad thoy wero not great.?Hunt.
NEWS OF TUE WORLD.
Joseph |G. Cannon, speaker of the
House of Representatives is being
boomed as a candidate for President on
the Republican tioket
Senator Tillman was quite sick in
Washington last week and for a day or
so hi* condition caused some anxiety.
The trouble was an abscess of tho
throat and an operation was necos
A SAFE DIET RULE.
Knt the Sum I lost Amount of l-'ood
That win Preserve tfenlth.
How shuli one determine how much
food to eat? Too much mystery has
been throwu about this subject. Let
your sensations decide. It must be kept
In mind that the entire function of di
gestion and assimilation Is carried on
without conscious supervision or con
currence. It should be entirely unfelt
and unknown, excepting by the feeling
of bleu etre which accompanies nud
follows Its normal accomplishment.
Butlcty Is bad. It implies a sensation
of fullness in the region of tho stom
ach, and that means that too much
food has been taken. Tho exact cor
respondence in a healthy animal be
tween the appetite and the amount of
food required is extraordinary. As a
rule, the meal, unless eaten very slow
ly, should cease before tho appetite is
entirely satisfied, because a Utile time
Is required for the outlying organs and
tissues to feel the effects of the food
that has been Ingested. If too little has
been taken, it Is easy enough to make
It up at the next meal, and the appe
tite will be only the better and the food
No one was ever sorry for having
voluntarily eaten too little, while mil
lions every day repent having eaten too
much. It has been said that the great
lesson homeopathy taught the world
was this?that whereas physicians had
been In the habit of giving the patient
tho largest dose he could stand, they
have been led to see that their purpose
was better subserved by giving him
the smallest dose that would produce
tho desired effect. And so It Is with
food. Instead of eating, as most peo
ple unfortunately do, as much as they
can, they should ent the smallest
amount that will keep them In good
health.?Roger S. Tracy in Century.
Stic 11mi to Forgive,
Mrs. Winks?Mfs. Ay res and her hus
band have had a dreadful quarrel just
because she gave him a letter to mall
and he carried it around in his pockets
for a week. Isn't It too silly of her?
Mr. Winks?Maybe that would make
you mad too. Mrs. Winks-Oh, John, I
wouldn't lose my temper over a little
thing like that. Mr. Winks-I'm glad
to hear you say it. my dear. I just re
call that I've still got that letter you
gave me last Wednesday.?Philadel
EKonneil il. r Notice.
'TIow did you like the way the min
ister animadverted upon our <**lloqulal
Isms last Sunday?" asked Mrs. Old
"I didn't notice It," replied her host
ess. "Me and .lo.-iah were crowded out
of our own pew and had to set where
We couldn't see him when he wasn't
standin' up."?Chicago Itocord-IIorald.
The Spinster Aunt's Opinion.
Carrie-Do you think a woman Is
Justified In marrying a man sho doesn't
know? Aunt .Tone?She certainly
wouldn't be justified In marrying n
man she did know.?Boston Transcript.
KqflilttfC In It.
"I understand, professor, that Miss
Sqnawker Is coming lo you (o cultivate
her voice. Is there anything hi It?" .
"Not for her."?Houston Post.
WAYS TO ADVERTISE.
Til* Wine Man Mn> Cnsii> Sec Which
I? tho iient Method.
If yea have goods to sell, iulvertlso.
Illre ft uiau with a lampblack kettle
and a brush to paint your name and
number on all the railroad fences. Tho
ears ko whizzing by so fast that no
one can read them, to be sure, but
perhaps ihe obliging conductor would
stop the train to aceomuoodate an in
Have your card in tlio hotel register
by all means. Strangers slopping at
hotels for a night generally buy a cigar
or two before they leave town, and
they need some Inspiriting literary food
If an advertising agent wants your
bi.olness advertised in a fancy frame
at the depot, pay him about 200 per
cent more than it Is worth and let
him put it there. When a man has
three-quarters of a second in which to
catch a train ho invariably stops to
read depot advertisements, and your
card might take his eye.
Of course tho street thermometer
dodge is excellent. When a man's fin
gers and ears are freezing or he Is puff
ing and "photving" at the heat is the
timo above all others when he reads
Have thousands of little dodgers
printed and hire a few boys to dis
tribute them. You've no Id bow tho
junk dealer and paper and rag man
will respect you.
A boy with a big placard 01) a pole
Is an interesting object on the street
and lends a dlgultled air to your estab
lishment. Hire about two.
Advertise on a calendar. People
never look at a calendar to see what
day of the month it is. They merely
glance hurriedly at it so as to bo sure
that your name Is spelled with or
without a "p," that's all.
But don't think of advertising in a
well established, legitimate newspaper.
Not for a moment. Your advertise
ment would be nicely printed and
would find Its way Into all tho thrifty
households of the region, where are the
farmer, the mechanic, the tradesmen
in other lines and into the families of
the wealthy and refined, all who have
articles to buy and money with which
to buy them, and it would be read and
pondered, and people would eome down
to your store and patronize you and
keep coming in Increasing numbers, and
you might havo to hire an extra clerk
or two, move into a larger block and
more favorable location and do a big
ger business, but of course It would bo
more expensive and bring greater
profits.-?Detroit Free Tress.
Seed Corn for Sale.
Hitrhly improved seed corn, very
prolific, $2.00 per bushel. Good seed
will increase your crop 50 par cent.
Seed may be had a*. J. E. MInter &
Bro.'s Store, Laurens, S. C.
J. E. MINTER,
_Sedalla, S C.
Bears the The Kind Yon Havo Always Bou^M
?State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
Whereas, Ben Madden mado suit
to me, to grant him Letters of Admin
istration of the Estate of and effects ot
tho said Henry Jones, deceased.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish all and singular tho kin
dred and Creditors of tho f-aid Henry
Jones, deceased, that they ba and ap
pear beforo me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to bo held at Laurens C. H? S. C.
on tho .'list day of March, 1001 next,
after publication thereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they havo, why tho sa'd Administration
should not bo granted.
GIVEN ucder my Hand, this 11th
day of March Anno Domlui 1904.
O. G. THOMPSON,
J. P. L. 0.
No I'lnee Kor Icemen. ?
"I had letters to u prominent oQier?i
In Forto Illco," said a Now York manu
facturer of artificial lee plants, "and I
went down to that island, thinking I
had a sure grip on a big thing. I made
an appointment by letter and on a cer
tain day and hour was ushered Into his
olllce, and we had no sooner shaken
hands than he turned to the attendant
" 'Jose, bring the gentleman n fresh
glass of lemonade and see that It Is
good and hot.'
"It was hot enough io melt a dog,
and I felt rivers of perspiration run
ning down my back, and when that
boiling hot lemonade was brought in I
knew that 1 was dished. So it turned
out. I might have sold red peppers
or horseradish, bat as for Ice?they
didn't want any in theirs."
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
[Announcements under this heading
iim?t bo accompauicd by the fee,
Three Donars? Announcements to
run after the lirst PdmarT*-,!. ,_
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
C. C. Featherstone, Esq., is hereby
anaounced as a candidate for House of
Representatives from Laurens County,
subject to the aotion of the Demo*
era ic Primary election.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
re-ob ction to tho e ftico of Coroner,
subject to the iuUs of the Democratic
W. D. Watts.
I announce myself a candidate for
Coroner for Laurens county, subject to
the Democratic primary and party
Many friends of Major M. H. Fergu
son, from every Township in the Coun
ty, have solicited him to brcomo a oan
d'.dato for Coroner at the Primary
Election and bo has consented. Ho
will abide the rules and regulations of
I announce myself to the Demo
cratic voters of 1 aurens county, a can
didate for Supervisor, subject to the
Democratic primary and party rules.
James 8. Drummond.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for Clerk of Court for Lau
rens County and promise to diecbarge
tho busmess of said office as in the
past according to law and the best in
terests of the people. I will cheerfully
abide the result of the Democratic Pri
mary Election. Thanking all for
their past favors, I am respectfully,
John F. Bol,t.
The many frl> nds of Bee A. Wharton
knowing his merit and qualifications
combined with his superior detective
turn of mind most respectfully suggest
him to the voters of Laurens County as
a worthy and suitable candidate for the
Sheriff's Ollico in the approaching
election, subject to the rules of tho
Being conscious of the fact that I have
faithfully discharged the duties ol the
Sheriff's office for the present term, to
tho beet of my ability, and believing
that I have tho endorsement of the ma
jority of the peoie of Laurens County
to this end, 1 would again announce
myself a candidate for re-election, sub
ject to the decision of tho Democratic
T. J. Duckett.
i'elng solicit od by friends from dif
ferent parts of County, I announce ray
solf a candidate for the ofllce of Sheriff,
at the approaching Primary Election,
and will abido the ru'es governing the
B. P. BALLEW.
"I owe my whole life to Burdock
Blcod Bitters. Scrofulous sores cov
ered my body. I soemed beyond cure
B B. B. has made me a perfectly wel.
woman." Mrs. Chas. Hatten, Berl
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE
Has world-wide fame for marvellous
cures. It :-urpasses any other salve,
lot'o", ointment or balm for Cuts,
Corns, Burns, Boils, Sores, Felons, Ul
cers, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores,
Chopped Bands, Skin Eruptions', infal
lible for Piles. Cure guaranteed. Only
25 cents at Laurens Drug Co. acd Pal
metto Drug Co.
If it's a bilious attack, take Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
and a quick recovery is certain. For
sale by Laurens Drug Co.
SH0E5 and OXFORDS
For Men, Women and Children is the
This side of the Golden Gate.
Clapp and Walk-Overs for Men.
La France and Try-He for Women.
R. E. COPELAND,
The One-Price Store. Customers Shoes Shined Free.
It Jm Widespread, OpprcMlvo and
During one Slimmer -which I spent
among exclusively French people in a
hotel at Salnt-Gerinnln I estimated that
I lost quite twenty-four hours out of
each week saying good morning and
good evening to the men, women, lit
tle children and dogs about me. If you
encounter the same person twenty-five
times In the same day, you must smile
rapturously, pause, at least shake
hand? if you do not kiss, ceremoniously
inquire how he or she Is "going" and
ceremoniously bid him or her "au re
volt1" at parting. Not only every man
and woman expects this, bnt all tho
little children toddle up to you, shako
hands and exact the same amount of
ceremony. Then every well regulated
French family has a dog that more
than likely occupies a chair and cats
off a plate beside you at the table, so
that it Is considered churlish if you do
not also Btop and tell the dog "bon
Jour" and "au revolt" a dozen times a
day, pausing to take the paw which ho
is prettily taught to extend to you.
When the washerwoman brings home
your linen, there are at least five min
utes spent in ceremoniously greeting
and parting from her. In the operation
of receiving and paying for linen you
exchange "mercls" and "pardons" not
fewer than ten times. Any other serv
ing person or tradesman who comes to
do business with you throughout the
day you similarly receive with "bon
Jour, monsieur," and "an revolr, mon
sieur," and you thank him and beg his
pnrdon as often as you can possibly
get the words into tho length of tlmo
be has to stay.?Harper's Bazar.
FLORODORA COTTON SEED
Laurens farmers are enthusiastic over
this Famous Cotton.
We have the seed. Also Millet Seed and
Nitrate of Soda for Top Dressing,
Try It. We Have It.
Greatest and Best Year's Record
JOHN F. DRYDBN, President.
EDGAR b. ward,
ad Vice President.
Forrest F. Dryden, }d vice President.
Edward Kanouse, ' T. c. E. blanchard,
Supt. of Real Estate.
Wilbur s. Johnson,
F. c. blanchard, Supervisor Loan Dept.
edward gray, edward h. hamill,
Secretary. Medical Director.
Leslie D. Ward,
Jacob e. Ward,
LESLIE p. WARD,
WILLARD I. HAMILTON,
robert l. burrage,
john k. gore,
frederic a. boyle,
Frederick H. Johnston, Associate Actuary.
Henry Overgne, George W. Munsick,
WM. perry WATSON, Assistant Medical Director.
Frederick L. Hoffman, statistician.
GEORGE H. KIRKPATRICK, Assistant Actuary.
LIFE INSURANCE ISSUED AND PAID FOR, during 1903,
including Ordinary Insurance ($102,822,648), over -
ASSETS, end of 1903, over ---------
INCOME, during 1903, over - - - - - - - ?*
PAID POLICYHOLDERS, during 1903, over - - - -
SURPLUS, end of 1903, over - -- -- -- -
NUMBER OF POLICIES IN FORCE (5,447,307), over -
INCREASE IN PAID-FOR INSURANCE IN FORCE, over
MAKING TUR GRAND TOTAL, OF
Paid-for Insurance in Force over 931 MILLIONS
Total Payments to Policyholders in Twenty-eight Years, over 79 Millions
Twenty-eighth Annual Statement
January I, 1904
Bonds and Mortgages,.$19,138,291 49
Real Estate,.12,063,757 *9
R.R. Bonds and Stocks (Market Value), 20,862,307 50
Municipal Bonds (Market Value), . . 8,428,728 00
U. S. Gov. Bonds (Market Value), . 109,500 00
Cash In Banks and Office,. 7,610,148 22 ?
Interest and Rents, due and accrued, 488,593 45
Loans on Collateral Securities, . . . 5,761,775 00
Loans on Policies,. 1,614,325 08
Premiums Deferred and in course of
collection (net),. 2,635,009 41
Total.. $72,712,455 44
Reserve on Policies.'. . ? .$61,410,965 00
A!! othei Liabilities, ........ 1,167,445 81
Surplus to Policyholders, 10,134,02463
Total,. .$72,712,435 44
THE LIFE INSURANCE SUCCESS OF THE AGE
THE BEST IN LIFE IN8URAN0E AT LOW 008T
POLICIES FOR BOTH SEXES'
AMOUNTS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
UP TO $100.000
INSURANCE CO. OF AMERICA
J. F. TOLBERT, Special Agent, Ordinary Dept., Laurens, S. C.
R..H. FERGUSON, General Agent, Ordinary Dept., Opp. Farmers and Merchants Bank, Spartanburg, S. C.