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Uarksdale School Closed With Picnic
Tho closing exercises of the Barks
dale School took place last Friday.
Rev J. B. Parrott of Clinton addressed
the school children and patrons at 11
o'clock, a'ter which a splendid picnic
di oner was served on the grounds. Fri
day evening an exhibition was given
by the school at the academy. A large
crowd attended and the occasion was
much enjoyed. Mr. J. M. Bell had
charge of the session just olosed.
J)r. Christopher to Practice Here.
Dr. A. J. Christopher of Gray Court
ha9 decided to locate here for the prac
tice of his profession. Dr. Christopher
has been u physician for a number of
years and very successful. He has
just returned from New York where he
has been taking a special course at one
of the great medical colleges. His of
fice is in tho Todd block, Main street.
THINGS MOVE AT LISBON.
Farmers Hayo Good Prospects?Many
Visitors Coming and Going.
Cotton soed planting is about through
with now. We hope to get good stands
of cotton that we all may make a good
crop and got living price for same.
Fn all of our farming, we have never
seen better preparation for a crop.
More fertilizers than usual have been
used in our community,buta great deal
has been put undor corn and other
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Dunlap will leave
for Johnston next Monday to attend
the marriage of their cousin, Miss
Hunter Lott to Mr. Brown.
Mr. E. A. Teague is in Columbia t?
one of the conductors of tho street . ni
way and his family will go to that
city in a few d-?ys.
Miss Eli/.i Hudgens of Maddous is
spending this week with relatives hero.
Mrs. T, S. Teague spent last week
With her sister, Mrs. Allison, at Mad
Mrs. Ella Hudgens of Madden's
spent last Sunday with her daughter,
Mrs. E. F. Toague.
Mrs. Boulwareof your city sp3nt last
wook with her daughter, Mrs. Lee
Mrs. Eugene Hudgens of Laurens at
tended preaching at Lisbon last Sun
Mrs. Goggans visited relatives In
this community last Suuday.
Tho fruit is not all killed and in
some places a half crop is expected.
CURED HIS MOTHER OF RHEU
"My mother has been a sufferer for
many years with rheumatism," says
W. H. Howard, of Husband, Pa. "At
times sho was unable to oiove tt all,
while at all times walking was painful.
I presented her with a bottle of Cham
berlain Pain Balm and after a few ap
plications sho decided it was the most
wonderful pa!n reliever she had over
tried, in fact she is never wi'hout It
now and is at all times able to walk.
An occasional application of Pain Balm
keeps away tho pain that she was for
merly troubled with. For sale by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Our line of lounges and couches are
all new patterns and very low in price.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Newest things in Hosiery, black and
colors,gauze, lis'e and drop stitch, high
spliced heel i nd warranted fast 15c to
20c. The Hub.
You won't make any mistake by
looking through our line of Dlvan'a
couches and bod lounges. See adver
tisement in this paper.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
If you buy your hat at The Hub you
have no fear about the style. Fresh
arrivals almost daily keep our Millinery
Dcpattment up to tho minute.
You will fled oue of those Divans (as
advertised) very comfortab'e, and they
ndd a great deal to the looks of a room,
hotter take a loik through our new
line. H don't cost you anything and
may savo you so-oething.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We are showing ths best lino of Rat
tan rock9r.s and chairs over brought to
Lauren i. See tho one we offer for
s. M.? E. H. Wilkes & Oo.
We have just opened 150 large Eng
lish Irin stone china bowls anl pitch
ers. Six styles to select from. Prices
from 75 cents up.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
"Neglected colds make fat grave
yards." Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Sy
rup helps men and womea to a happy,
vigorous old age.
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
toring diseases of tho skin. Put an end
to misery. Doao's Ointment cures. At
any drug store.
81 a vc Made Many Laurens
No wonder scoro3 of Laurens citizens
grow enthuslastlo. It is enough to
make anyone happy to find relief after
years of suffering. Publio statements
like tho following are but truthful re
presentations of the dail v work done in
Laurens by Doan'b Kidney Pills.
Charles Like, mill hand, of Factory
Hill, eays: Doan's Kidney Pills in my
opinion aro the best backache cure In
this world. They cured me and I have
had backache for at least two years,
and have been so bad at tim?s I could
not got out of bed, much less go to
bed. I have had my wife rub it with
liniment until it was all a blister. I
tried numorous remedies, but without
I hem doing me one bit of good. The se
cretions from tho kidneys were as red
?a blo-d, full of sediment and I could
not ho'd ihom, etpeolally at night
when my rest was broken on account of
my bavin? to get up a number of
times. I learned of Doan's Kidney
Pills and sont to the Palm tto Drug Co.
for a box. I did not bellt ve they would
do me any more than the other reme
dies I had tried, but I was raistaken. I
felt better the very next day, and my
back gradually became strong and the
aching disappeared. I do not have to
get up at nights now at all and the
kidneys have become regular and nat
ural in action."
For sale by all dea'ers. Price 60 et?.
Foster-Milburn Co , Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United 8tates.
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no substitute.
Beam tha The Kind You Have Always BoujJ?
1904 - 6v
Tbe Italian is tue worker in the
wheattlolds of the Argentine.
Sometimes the hlr?.d man needs a
?tarter Just as much as the cream does
to fit It for churning.
Hen manure may be used for a lawn
dressing to advantage If mixed with
three time* its bulk of earth. It should
be used very sparingly.
No matter If seeda do retain their
vitality moro than ono year, wo would
always use seed of the previous year's
growth If we could. Ago with seeds
usually means Impairment.
Florida produced 2,000,000 boxes of
prange? the pant season. The plantn
Sjns hove largely recovered from the
?astrous freeze of a few years ago,
?nd the crop will Increase yearly from
The Frenchman has learned how to
use the culls of American apple or
chards In the Bhapc of dried apples
and runnufneture a dry champagne
which when sent over here gruces the
boards of our nabobs.
The Jersey two-year-old cow Tonona
IX. ate during the yonr 1008 $02.88
worth of high priced feed, but her milk
product sohl for ?280. She gnvo an av
erage of twenty-two pounds of milk
per day, but It was nearly all cream.
Wo saw a ten acre field of red clover
the otlver day In which there must have
been at work last season a thousand
pocket gophers, for they had literally
honeycombed the Held from end to end.
This fellow Is a great pest in the clover
A graceful trailing vine of some sort
always adds beauty to a porch or a re
cessed corner of the house. The Vir
ginia creeper, the rambler roses, tho
moon flower, the passion flower and
clematis can each be used with much
The value of a succulent ration for
stock in winter, especially tho dairy
cow, the broo<l how, the ewes and the
poultry, Is conceded by all, and while
various root crops will furnish such a
ration it still can be more easily and
cheaply secured through the silo than
in any other way.
An agricultural Journal formulating
a dairy ration for one of its readers
advises giving the cow all the wheat
straw she will eat In connection with
other foods. We do not believe that
wheat straw or sawdust has any place
on the bill of fare for the dairy cow.
There lo about as much milk In wheat
straw as there is in a fence post.
Adulteration of food producta has
gone further In the Hue of sweets from
the maple tree and buckwheat dour
than In almost any other thing. No
man who handles these producta le ex
pected to guarantee their genuineness,
and If he does ho Is not believed.
Every state should have a pure food
law not to prevent adulteration, but to
compel the selling of such adulterated
food products for just what they are.
The very finest quality of wheat,
oats, barley and llax that we have over
seen produced In this country came
from the far north, where It is nip and
tuck for these cereals to mature be
tween sprluK and fall frosts. The quali
ty of these cereals Is not only high, but
tbe yield Is Immense In the good crop
years, but it looks like taking quite a
risk to run the chance of a frost whon
the wheat Is In the milk or a six inch
fall of snow when the oats are well In
A very attractive bit of lawn decora
tion can be made- with a dozen cannns,
using for the center of the bed a plant
of the dark foliaged type and surround
ing this with others of medium height,
with the outside row made up of the
dwarf kinds. This arrangement Is for a
circular bed. A dozen plants are enough
for a hIx foot b?Kl, and they want a
very rich sandy soil and during the
hot weather all the water they can get.
They should not bo set out until the
last of May, and will cost about a dol
for plants at your greenhouse.
A friend has a dozen thiif/y hard
maple Rhade trees with trunks six
inches in diameter growing where ho
does not want them and wants to know
If he can successfully remove them to
another location. A tree as large as
these nnd presumably with a heavy
and wide spreading top, as such trees
would usually have grown where they
had plenty of room, could not well be
moved and have It live unless the top
v ns also mostly removed. As most of
tho feeding roots of such a tree would
l>e out off in the process of removal,
It would be necessary to cut back the
top to correspond, and In the case of so
large a tree tbe mutilation would be
a severe shock. We have set many
shndo trees out -mnpies nnd elms?and
have always had the best success by
trimming the top down to a bnre pole.
Science Is doing more for agriculture
nnd its allied branches today than for
any other profession. In the line of
manufacturing, mining, transportation
nnd engineering it would seem ns
though the limit of improvement was
well nigh reached, whllo with agri
culture the field of possibilities is ev
ery day widening. Tho nbundnnco nnd
cheapness of land In the past, which
made it possible nnd easier to draw
upon the earth's stored fertility than
to devise ways nnd means of conserv
ing such fertility and Increasing tho
yield of farm products, have come to n
full stop, and the question of fewer
acres, larger crops, a more humane
and Intelligent treatment of tho soil
confronts every farmer. Within flvo
year* more has been learned about soil
physics, the value of Improved seed
and breeds of domestic animals, the
numberless insert and bacterial pests
which beset the crops nnd stock, than
during the entire period of agricultural
development in this country. This
most valuable knowledge is constancy
Increasing in power and widening In
its scope through tho medium of agri
cultural Journal, experiment stntlon
and fftrni Institute.
Special Values for flay!
We want to make this month go way ahead of any previous May, and to do this
we are going to give you the best merchandise at the
you have ever bought at this season. We want to make this store the
trading place for the people of Laurens County, and where they can
come and always find a good stock of clean merchandise at
Lowest Prices, consistent with quality. We do not cheapen
our goods to lower the prices.
Values for May!
Handsome hand-tailored Suits,
in black and colors,
$15.00, $18.00, $20.00.
A great line of suits, $12.50 and
$15.00 values for
$10.00 and $12.50.
Men's Suits of good material,
stylish patterns, well-tailored,
You would think them cheap
at $9.00, special values,
$7.50 and $8.00.
We claim to give you the best
Hue of Clothes for $5.00 that
can be bought.
Boys' Suits 08C to $5.00
Odd Pants 75c to $7.00
White Vests $1.00, $2.50
Get the habit of coming here for
everything in Clothing, and
you will go away re
joicing at what we
A Few Specials for
Early flay Buyers.
A big lot of Lawns, 8}4c values,
special, as long as they/last,
per yard, at
One lot good Calico, as long as
they last, per yard,
1 lot Parasols, beautiful handles,
good covers, #1.50 value,
Big lot in Men's and Boys'
Shirts, special May value,
One lot of Shirts, special value ,
A good Plow Shoe for
SHOES FOR EVERYBODY!
Good Shoes for all kinds of wear. Our reputation has gone far and wide for selling only solid leather Shoes.
No matter how little money you pay for a Shoe here, you are sure of getting the best shoe
money will buy at the price.
Korrect Shape and Crawford Shoes are unequaled for high-grade Shoes? $3.50 and $4.00,
Ladies' Slippers, good styles and excellent values?
98c, 1.25, $1.50 and $2.00.
50c, 75c and 1.00.
Never before has our Store held so large a stock of Spring and Summer Goods. An inspection of our Stock
will convince you not only of the superior quality of our goods, but of the economy of buying of us.
No better time than now for hot weather needs, and no better place than here.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
Public Square 11 o'clock.
SATURDAY, MAY 14th.
I will sell at public out-cry at 11 o'clock a. m., Saturday, May 14th,
6 room house on Hampton Street, adjoining residence of P. A. Simpson,
known as Frierson House. Premises in good repair, good Well, Barn,
Garden, etc. City water available. House is in easy walking distance of
Churches, Schools and public square.
Fine opportunity for any one who desires to send his children to
good Graded School.
Terms: $50.00 cash in lieu of rent till October 1st., then 1-3 cash,
balance one, two and three years at 8 per cent interest. Easier payments
M. L. COPELAND,
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds, Fire Insurance.
When You Insure Your Life
Select a Massachusetts Company
under the "Massachusetts System,
which guarantees equity to all.
New EnglandMutualLife Insurance Co
OF BOSTON, MASS.,
Oldest, Largest, and Strongest
This Company offers exceptional inducements to men
of enemy and integrity who would like to enter the
business of life insurance. Write por particulars.
JOHN Y. QARLINGTON, & CO.,
Department Managers. Laurens, S. C.
Keep Baby Well.
Anxious mothers are preparing for the trying summer
months. It is now the time when the little tots suffer
most. We have many things here to comfort the baby
and lessen the mothers' worry?everything pure and
Babies' medicines and Food, Bottles, Nipples, Brushes,
Talcum Powder, pure medicated Soaps, Etc., Etc.
DODSON'S DRUG STORE.
THE HUB! THE HUB!
A Mint of Hints On Summer Styles.
That's just what THE HUB is at the present moment---a ver
kable mint of hints on Summer Styles, in everything that ladies
wear from tip to toe. We like to be first in the field with all
the novelties in Summer finery, and we take no small pains in
order to accomplish it. There is plenty to see and admire here;
and you know how cordially welcome you are ? at any and all
times. There is very good reason for THE HUB'S having been
called "the most home-like store in town"
SUMMER STYLES IN WASH
White is still to reign this
.season in both Shirt Waists and
Summer Dresses. But there
will be plenty of ladies who
will prefer the charmingly pretty
c ired fabrics we show in such
p .tision. Hosts and hosts of
r. ..I Wash Gocds novelties are
included at prices that range all
the way from 10c to 50c a yard.
Here are two or three of the
Lovely Pique, 32 in wide
only 1 ()c
Figured Batiste, in all
newest shades I ()c and 15c
Pure white Dress Linen,
36-in wide, only 25c
MULTITUDES OF LITTLE
Of course, THE HUB will
be headquarters for all of the
'Mittle things"?Collars, Neck
wear, Fans, Parasols, Handker
chiefs and all other things of
that sort. We are constantly
getting in fresh fashions in all
such adornments and necessities
as these; and they constitute
by no means the least fascina
ting feature of our stock. Here
are two or three things we es
pecially want you to see:
Ladies' Hemstitched, pure
Linen Handkerchiefs 5c
Gauze Fans, white and
colored 25c and 5()c
New lot Ladies' Belts,
silk and kid 25c and 50c
Petticoats of Little Price.
The Elite Petticoats, costiugonly $1.25 to $3.00, are the
most taking novelty of the season. No store in town but ours
can show them to you. Will you let us do so? There are many
tine Mercerized Underskirts here, too, as pretty as silk and
almost as durable, at $1.00 up to $3.00.
Our Millinery Department
Is resplendent with Fashionable Goods. Nothing but the
newest things are shown here, and you can't mistake our prices,
75cts to $2.0^
25cts to $1.00
Readv to-wear Hats, all the latest sty'es,
Special values in* Child's Sailors
Primmed Hats, latest styles, and no two alike,
STORE AND GOODS ALL NEW!
_ Wecharge no more for New
?-??as than you have to pay for old
A new lot of Mill Cloth just re
LAURENS COTTON MILL STORE.
T. C. LUCAS, Manager.