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BLOWN UP BY MINK
Vice-Admiral Makaroff and Six Hun
dred Men iio Down?Great
Loss to Russia.
The Russian battleship Petropavlosk
with Viee-Admlral MakarofT and
six hundred officers and sailors on
board, struck a mine and was blown to
pieces in the harbor of Tort Arthur on
Wednesday, the 18th. Tho Japs were
advancing: and the Russian ships, after
a look at the enemy wltbdrawing,when
the l'etropavlosk touched one of tho
Russian mines and the great disaster
followed. This, according to the Rus
sians. The Japs claim that their tor
pedo noats laid the mines secretly and
that they enticed the Russians to come
out in order that they might run upon
The Russians also lost a torpedo boat
destroyer and nad another big man of
war Injured on this fatal day. The
Japanese have kept Port Arthur under
a pretty steady fire since Wednesday
Tho Russian losses whether due to ill
lupk or the brains of Admiral Togo
have been serious.
Admiral Skyrdloff has succeeded .to
the command of tho Russian fleet at
DrcRK'ufs TnrlceyM For Market.
When you sat down to your line,
largo, savory turkey last Thanksgiv
ing you perhaps took little thought of
tho processes it wont through in reach
ing your table. It was enough for you
to know, that tho turkey was there,
that it was fine and that there was not
n blemish on it, no bruises- plump and
The plcturo In the mind of the aver
age Thanksgiving diner Is a barnyard,
n chopping bloek, a dull ax and a flut
tering of the proud bird after decapi
tation among lumber and fence rails.
That was tho manner of turkey slaugh
tering in former years, but is no longer
practiced by those seeking the best re
sults. They are now hung up by the
feet to poles and slaughtered In such
u way that the bodies do not touch
anything until they reach the scalding
vat. Thero Is no moro floundering
about tho yard or imperfect bleed
ing. A man with a keen knife passes
(dung the row of suspended birds, and
their heads seem to drop off Into ft
basket at bis feet. While yet warm
und still suspended tho plumnge la
plucked away and stored In boxes, to
be sold as millinery adornments. For
Home markets the heads are not re
moved, but an awl is pressed into the
roof of the mouth, which produces
death and perfect blooding. A turkey
thus treated comes to the table in per
fect condition.- Charles A. Hartley In
American Poultry Advocate.
Grass Is the main goose diet.
Geese can be spoiled by too much
Two years Is tho age of maturity for
A goose should average twenty gos
lings per year.
Ilathing ,/ater and green food are
necessary for strong fertility of eggt.
African and brown China ganders
mate moro readily than any other va
(Jeese have been known to hatch and
raise their young when twenty-flve
Rnukln says that every Toulouse or
African gosling is worth a dollar when
two days old.
The gander shows the snmo love for
tho young as does the mother nnd will
toko general care of them.
Toulouso geese if well fed should
weigh from forty to fifty pounds per
pair when three years of age.
It is said that the Embden geese
make netter mothers than the Toulouse
nnd nro not so Inclined to become
A pure bred pit gamo Is the most
fearless kind on earth. By pure bred I
do not necessarily mean ono that has
not been crossed with other fighting
breeds, but ono that has not been
crossed with other than fighting stock.
A gamecock never stops lighting, al
though he may bo cut to pieces. He is
raised for the pit, but is valuable for
other purposes. For table use games are
unexcelled in flavor of meat and nre of
a fairly good size. They are prolific
layers and good rustlers, don't require
much attention or feed, nnd the hens
never fall to protect their young
chickens. The bens will fight a hawk
or any other enemy to a young brood.
Ptt games are doubly valuable. They
are In demand for breeders and also
for fighting purposes.?Joe Steen in
Fn pi ami Ranch.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
OlTY of LA?REN8.
BE IT ORDAINED, by the City
Council of the City of Laurcns,
That the Twelve days, from and af
ter the passage of this Ordinance, it
shall be unlawful for any person, or
portions, to keep a hog or hogs, within
the incorporate limits of the city of
Laurcns, from May 1st to November
1st, each year.
Any person found guilty Of violat
ing the provision of this Ordinance
shall be fined not less than $5.00 nor
more than $.r>0.00, or be imprisoned
for a term not less than live days nor
luorc than thirty days, and during
Haid period of imprisonment the per
son or persons so sentenced may, in
the discretion of Mayor or the said
Council of tho City of Laurcns, be
required to Irbor on tho highways,
streets or public works of the City of
, Laurcns, and under the supervision
and control of tho municipal authori
ties of the said City, or such persons
as they may appoint,
!,?? \ Done and ratified by the City
hkai. - Council of the city of Lau
wv~--\ rens and tho seal of the
<;ity of Laurcns hereto affixed, this the
18th day of April, 1004.
0. E. CRAY,
L. (i. Balls, Mayor.
CI.-i-L ('fon,. il
NEED OF GOOD ROADS
WHY EVERY COMMUNITY 8HOOLO
IMPROVE IT8 HIGHWAYS.
Round Arfnmtala That Warrant Ex
prndltnre? on Our Hoada?Convict
Labor In Hl?hwnj- Hull, tin k ? A
Conatr'i Wl?f Inreitment.
It is customary when discussing tho
question of good roads in n country to
debate the matter chtetly from the
viewpoint of material advantages, con
siderations of pleasure being ruled out,
says a writer in the Bunny South.
But stop and reflect. Is the connec
tion s'lght between this matter of the
country's hlghwayH and the other mat
ter of high Import?that Is, the recrea
tion of the men and women who make
a country's wealth? No. It Is Intimate
ly close, as one can see- at a glance.
The question of excursions awheel, on
horse, by carriage or wugon, with cam
Tho Uo Ahead Farmer? Since, this new
road wae bullt I can haul a load uf 0,000
poundtt to market und make two trips ia
the time it took me to mako one un tho
old mud road. Then, too, J con haul in
wet Weather, when I can't plow,
His Horses? It In Just play to haul this
toad on tho new road. Soo how fat we
era, sketchbook, gun or rodt. is deter
mined by the condition of" the public
roads. And no one denies today that
the consideration of recreation, espe
cially of those wholesome outings
which fine roads promote und bring
within the reuch of men of moderate
means, is among the most important
nay, most vital?to*the gonernl welfare.
Yet, again, leaving the question of
mere recreation, as we leave that of
mere commercial gain, we still meet
countless sound arguments that war
rant expenditures on our highways.
There Is the matter of rural mall de
livery, which affects in its turn not
only tho contentment, but the Intelli
gence, of agricultural populations.
Quite as intimately related and yet
more vital Is tho matter of country
schools, whose upbuilding ond growth
must depend upon their accessibility to
pupils in sufficient numbers. Commer
cial ends lose their significance for the
moment when these two points are un
Reflecting upon the considerations
enumerated, as well as upon others
presenting themselves, one is readily
convinced that the good roads move
ment, us it has now come to be called,
oannot too speedily or too vigorously
sweep across the entire country. But
most especially should every corner of
the agricultural south and west be
ready to welcome and promote it.
A notable measure In connection with
this revolution is tho utilization of con
vict labor upon road building and Im
provement ? In fact, the confining of
that labor entirely to such public works.
This experiment is being tried just
now with county convicts in various
sections of several southern states, and
excellent results are shown where the
measure is carried out with due lnte'
llgence and care, tho supervisors of
such labor being chosen for their prac
tical acquaintance with the scientific
principles'of road working and mak
The county of Fulton, in the state of
Georgia, may bo taken fairly to repre
sent the recent progress made in road
building in the south, with the utiliza
tion of convict labor in a way that
does not compete with private effort
and yet keeps the convicts in robust
physical condition, at wholesome occu
pation, Where they can somewhat servo
the commonwealth ond bo least bur
densome to It
Half a dozen years ago there was not
a five mile stretch of really good road
in this county, for it lies in a broken
and hilly region. Today you can take
tho driveways radiating from the capi
tal city in every direction and follow
any of them five, ten and even fifteen
miles beyond municipal limits, bowling
pleasantly along over comparatively
level chert roads, whero all heavy
grades have been out down and de
pressions filled, thus rendering the
driving that was lately dangerous now
safe and exhilarating.
While the cost of constructing Ful
ton's new highways hos been immense,
it is compensoted for in tho Increased
volume of taxable values on property
touched by these roads. Pleasant drive
ways from the handsome country man
sions now springing up in great num
bers from a dozen to twenty miles out
of the city connect with the main
roods or lead to little way stations on
the local railroads and trolley linos
that multiply as the fine and perma
nent country highways create an in
creasing demand for such accessories.
Can a better Investment of county
funds be suggested than Fulton and
other counties pursuing a similar plan
havo made in the past five years?
Opium, Whiskey and
All Drug Habits
Cured WUhoutPaiii at
If you are addiotcd to theso habits
you think you will quit it. You won't;
you can't unaided; but you con bo cured
and restored to your former health and
vigor without pain or the loss of an
hour from your business at a moderate
cost. The medioine builds up your
health, restores your nervous system
to its normal condition; you feel liko n
different person from the begin nine of
treatment, LEAVING OFF THE
OPIATES AFTER THE FIRST DOSE.
You will soon be convinced and fully
satisfied In your own mind that you
will be oured.
Mr. T. M. Brown, of DoQueen, Ark.,
says: ''Over seven years ago 1 was
cured of the opium habit by your medi
cine, and have continued in the vory
best of health since
Dr. W. M. Tunstall, of Lovingston,
Va , says: "I am glad to say that I
firmly believe that I am entirely and
permanently oured of tho Drink Habit,
as I have never even so much as wanted
a drink in any form since I took your
eradicator, now eighteen months ago.
It was the host dollar I ever invested."
Mrs. Virginia Townsend, of Shrcvc
port, La., writes: "No more opium. I
have taken no other remedy than
yours and I make no mistake whon I
say that my health Is better now than
it ever was in my life, and I owe it to
you and your remedy. It has been
twelve years since I was cured by
For full particulars address Dr. B.
M. Wooliey, ?01 Lowndet, Bidg., At
lanta, G*., who will send you his book.
wii>- "They Ar?? Preferable to Titoae
llntohcd by HoiiH.
The lucubalor will not it-li as largo
u percentage of ducks* eggs us the hens
Will. However, the ones that do hatch
have a bettor chance for their lives In
tbo machine than when left to the ten
der mercies of the hen. Ducks make a
chicken hen nervous right from the
start. Before they get well on their
feet she sets her foot on one or two and
crushes the life out of them. Nothing
disturbs tbo machine hatched ducks
after they once get out of tho shell.
This Is the critical time with some of
thom. This is one time In their lives
when they are slow. They don't pop
out of the shell In a hurry like the
chicks, because the shell Is tough and
unyielding. Sprinkling the eggs with
hot water helps the hatching process.
If they fall to make any headway In
getting out after the eggs have been
pipped .several hours, the shell should
be geutly loosened enough for them to
get their heads out.
It is easy for the amateur to test
duck eggs on the llfth or sixth day.
The big germs show Up plainly then.
There are likely to be several Infertile
eggs unless the ducks arc very healthy
and active, and we like to dispose of
them early, which makes the trays
Four weeks seem a good while to
wait and care for the machine and
egg-;, but oue feels amply repaid when
n number of big. soft, cute fellows
make their appearance. There Is no
prettier sight than a machine full of
ducks. They soon grow ugly, but there
Is money in (hem when they are rigid
ly managed, becnuse they grow quick
er than chickens or turkeys and are
In dl r. Voting ducks, like pigs, uro
nail her profitable nor satisfactory if
glvi :i the range of the garden or yard.
Keep the ducklings in a roomy, grassy
lot, surrounded with duck proof fence.
It won't do to give them their free
Ducks will not lay so many eggs aa
they should if frightened by dogs or
other disturbing InllUCIlCCS, They must
be carefully shut In every night, for
they will escape If there is a possibility.
Then tbo eggs will be widely scattered.
A flock of twenty-live or thirty ducks
will more than pay for themselves in
eggs during the spring months If care
fully looked alter. We know whereof
we speak, having had experience in (Iiis
branch of the poultry business.?Ohio
Clileniro'H Wide Tiro Law.
The ordinance recently passed in Chi
cago for wide tires provides that tho
widths <>f tires shall correspond to the
weight in pounds which the wagon Is
to carry, as follows: Two thousand, ono
inch; 3,000, an Inch and a half; 4,000,
two inches; 5,000, two and a half
inches, and so on up to 20,000 pounds,
each additional 1,000 pounds requiring
one-half Inch more of tire. On all two
wheeled wagons the tires shall bo dou
ble those specified to the same weight.
Concave or convex tires are prohibited,
only the flat or single faced being al
lowable. The penalty Is n fine of from
in tu $50._
Election to llcpcal Special
KLEOTl'on in school district no. 10,
hunter and ckoss hill
Whereas, a written petition from one
third of the electors and a like propor
tion ( f the freeholders of the ago of
twenty-one years, residing In School
Dlst-iot No. 10 Mouutvllle, Laurcns
County, has b?on filed with tho County
Hoard of Education of said County,
a9king that tho Special Tax levied in
said district for school purposes be
repealed, It is ordered :
That tho Board of Trustees of said
School District shall hold an election
at Mountvllle, in said District, on the
7th divy of May, A. I)., 1004, for the
purpose of deciding if said tax shall be
At faid election only euch electors as
re'.urn real or personal property for
taxation, and who exhibit their tax
receipts and registration certificates, as
required at general elections, shall bo
allowed to vote.
At said election the said Board of
Trustees shall act as Managerp, and tho
election shall bo conducted as is pro
vided by law for tho conduct of general
At said election each olector in favor
of repealing said levy shall cast a bal
lot containing the word "Yes" written
or printed thereon, and each elector
opposed to the repeal shall cast a ballot
containing the word "No" written or
Within ten days after said election,
if tho majority of those voting shall
voto for said levy, tho said Board of
Trustoes shall furnish tho County Au
ditor with tho statement of the amount
By order of tho County Board of Ed
ucation of Litirens county.
Chas. F. Brooks,
W. M. Bryson,
It. E. Baud,
County Board of Education.
April 20, 1001 -.'It.
[Announcements under this heading
must bo accompanied by tho fee,
Threo Dollars. Announcements to
run after the first Primary.1
F?ll STATE SENATE.
At the solicitations of friends I have
deoided to announce myself as a candi
dute for the State Senate, subjeot to
tho Deinceratic Primary.
F. P. McGowan.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
C. C. Featherstone, Esq., is hereby
announced as a candidate for Houso of
Representatives from Laurens County,
subject to the aotion of the Demo
cratic Primary election.
1 heroby annouuoe my candidacy for
re-olecliou to tho olllco of Coroacr,
subject to tho rules of tho Domocratlo
W. D. Waits.
I announce mysolf a candidate for
Coroner for Laurens county, subject to
the Domocratlo primary and party
J. B. COSHY.
Many friends of Major M. H. Fergu
son, from every Township in tho Coun
ty, havo solicited him to become a can
didate for Coroner at tho Primary
Election and ho has consented. Ho
will abide the rules and regulations of
At the solicitation of friends, I an
nounce myeolf a candidate for Super
visor of Laurens county, subject to the
rules of tho Democratic primary.
R. 1?. Adair.
1 respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election to tho ofllco of
County Supervisor for Laurens county,
subject to tho rules of tho Democratic
H. b. Humbert.
I announce myself to tho Demo
cratic voters of 1.aureus county, a can
didate for Supervisor, subject to tho
Democratic primary and party rules.
James S. Dkummond.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Clerk of Court for Laurons
County, subject to tho result of tho
approaching Primary Election.
C. E. GRAY.
Tho namo of John A. Franks is
heroby presented to the Democratic
voters of Laurens county as a candi
date for Clerk of Court, subject to tho
rules govorning tho party Primary.
1 respectfully anuounce myself a
candidate for Olerk of Court for Lau
rons County and promiso to discharge
the bus nesa of said ofllco as in the
past, according to law and the boat In
terests of the people. I will cheerfully
abide the result of the Democratic Pri
mary eeiion. Thanking all for
their past favors, I am respectfully,
John F. Bolt.
1 hereby announce my?olf a candi
date for ro-olectlon to tho clllco of
County Treasurer, subjoct to the Dem
JOHN H. CO PEL AND,
1 respectfully announco mysolf a can
didate for re-election to the otlico of
County Auditor, subject to the Demo
C. A. Power
1 heroby announce my candidacy for
the olllce of ShorilT of Laurons county.
Will abido tho result of tho Democratic
J. THOS. pede:..
The many frit nds of Bee A. Wharton
knowing his merit and qualifications
combined with his superior detective
turn of mind most respectfully suggo&t
him to tho voters of Laurens Couuty as
a worthy and suitable candidate for tho
Sheriff's Otlico in the approaching
election, subjoct to tho rules of tho
Being conscious of the fact that I havo
faithfully discharged the duties ol tho
Sheriff's olllce for tho present term, to
tho best of my ability, and believing
that I have the endorsement of the ma
jority of the peole of Laurens County
to this end, 1 would again announce
myself a candidate for ro-olection, sub
ject to tho decision of tho Democratic
T. J. DUOKETT.
The many frlonds of Jas. W. Hen
derson announce him a candidito for
Sheriff, subject to the Domocratlo
Primary. He has served aa constable
pcveral years and as Deputy Sheriff
one term, porforming the duties to the
satisfaction of tho public.
Boing golicltod by frlonds from dif
ferent parts of County, I announce my
self a candidate for tho ofllce of ShoritY,
at the approaching Primary Election,
and will abido tho rules governing tho
B. F. ballew.
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
I respectfully announce mvaolf a can
didate for ro-eUction to tno olllce of
County Superintendent of Education,
subject to the rules governing the
Chari.es F. Brooks.
TAPP'S GREAT OFFER.
Four Free Trips to World's Fair Exposition at St.
Without a doubt this is one of the biggest and broadest offers of
the kind ever made. If there is anything better offered in the
way of a free trip to the World's Fair we haven't got wind of it yet.
THJ3 OFFER 13 THIS.
With each 25c of cash purchase we give a ticket. On Aug .
10, 1904, these tickets held will be counted by a committee of
well known Columbians and the four persons holding the highest
number of tickets will receive free trips as follows:
FlRSf?The person holding
the largest number of our tickets
on August 10, 1904, will get
free first-class railroad ticket to
St.Louis and return to Columbia,
Si C. Good for 15 days' stay,
and $40 cash for expense money.
Shcond?The person holding
the second largest number of
our tickets on Aifgust 10, 1904,
will get free first-class ticket to
St. Louis and return to Colum
bia, S. C. Good for 15 days'
stay, and $35 cash for expense
Our store was never belter stocked with up-to-date, high
Order by Mail?We will prepay Freight, Mail or Express on
all purchases within a radius of 600 miles of Columbia amount
ing to $5.00 or over.
THE JAS. L. TAPP CO.
s COLUMBIA S. O.
lurui)?The person holding
the third largest number of our
tickets on August 10, 1904, will
get free first-class railroad ticket
to St. Louis and return to Co
lumbia, S. C. Good for ten days'
stay, and $30 cash for expense
FOURTH?The person holding
the fourth largest number of our
tickets on August 10, 1904, will
get free first-class railroad ticket
to St. Louis and return to Co
lumbia, S. C. Good for 15 days'
siay, and $25 cash for expense
yilil I I I I H 11 M il-HIHH4IHHIIIIIIllllll ?K4H?4^H-***j
TRUTH IN PARENTHESES
By Them*.r Hoaa
UKATjT/T take It very kind- -
This visit. Mrs. Skinner?
have not iHn you such an
(The wretch has corae to
Tour daughters, too?what loves of
What heads for painters' easels!
Come here, and kiss the infant, dears?
(And give It, perhaps, the messiest)
Your charming boys I see are home
From Rev. Mr. Russell's?
i "Twas very kind to bring them both?
(What boots for my new Itrunsels!)
; What! little Clara left at hems?
Well, now, I call that shabby!
j I should have loved to kiss her so?
(A flabby, dabby bnbby!)
An? Mr. 8., I hope he's w?U?
But, though he lives so handy,
He never ence drops In to sup?
(The better for our bratuly!)
Come, take a. seat?I long lo hoar
?bout Matilda's marrlnKo;
You've come, of course, to spend the
(Thank Heaven! I hear the carriage')
What! must go??next time I hope
You'll give me longer measure,
Nsv, I shall soe you down the stairs?
(With most uncommon pleasure!)
Qoodby! goodby! Remember, all.
Next time you'll lake your dinners
(Now, David,?mind. I'm not at home.
In future, to the Skinners.)
STORE AND GOODS ALL NEW!
We charge no more for New
Goods than you have to pay for old
A new Jot of Mill Cloth just re
LAURENS COTTON MILL STORE.
T. C. LUCAS, Manager.
Special Values in Black Dress Goods.
We have the best line of Black Dress Goods ever brought to Laurens, and as good
values as can be had anywhere. All the new weaves in snappy up==to=date Styles.
We would like to impress it on the trade to see what we have before they make their purchases. We buy them
direct from the mills, and for this reason, can give you belter prices than you can find anywhere.
Special Values in Black Taffeta Silk.
We have the best value in 36-in Black Taffeta Silk ever offered in Laurens for $1.00. The same kind that
retails everywhere at #1.25. Come and see it, and if you are a judge of value, you won't have to look farther. Guaran
tee woven in the selvage and every yard positively warranted to wear .
8 MILLvITsLORV DEPARTMENT.
K Up-to-Date Goods, Best Quality and Lowest Prices. Hats from
O the Cheapest to the Best. Come to see us. We can please you and
save you money,
Yours for Business,
1 UUIO IUI UUOIIIVOO) SjP
Davis, Roper & Co. ?
See Advertisement of our Clothing Department in this issuo.
MEET ME KT
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, MEN'S, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S SLIPPERS!
4,000 yards Merrimac Percales just
received. While it lasts it will
go for 4 cents.
The nicest line of Embroidery and
Laces ever before shown
Ladies'and Children's Slippers at
Figured Lawns and Muslins worth
15 cents are going at 10 cents.
100 doz. Hen's 4-ply Linen
collars, latest styles,
at 5 cents.
16 doz. Hen's Hats, latest
styles and shapes,
Suspenders sets, 8cts
iocts and up.
Don't forget to see
our line of Under
300 yards, good quality, Sea
Island at 5 cents.
One box of Blacking for 1 cent
One cake of Toilet Soap 1 cent
Ribbon per yard 1 cent
36 Agate buttons 1 cent
2 doz good Pearl buttons 5 cts
24 Safety Pins 5 cts
10 cents Talcum for 5 cts
Job of 42 doz Ladies' Taped
Neck and Sheer Under
vest, bleached, at Sc.
Window Shades 10 cts and 15 cts
Good Steel=Rod Umbrella
100 doz. Ladies' black
Hose worth 10 cts
for 5 cents
100 dozen worth 15 cts at 10 cents.
50 dz. Men and Boys'
Shirts, good quality,
new patterns, at
Goods as represented or Money refunded. Make my
store your home while in the city.