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LAUKENS, 8.C., May 11? 1904.
Entertain the Veterans.
The following editorial was written
two \vook8 ago and misplaoed in the
printing ofllce. It was reproduced for
this week's paper and put in typo be
fore it was known that a luncheon
would be given tho veterans on Memo
rial Day. However, wo do not consider
the suggestion entirely stale, as the
dinner which tho editor contemplated
was to bo an affair of wider scope, and
to be glvou annually.
In several towns in this state the
Daughters of tho Confederacy have
adopted the custom of at least once in
the year entertaining the Confederate
Veterans of the county at tho time of
the meetings of their camps. In Plok
ons, Anderson and Darlington coun
ties tho ladles are now preparing to
give to tho old soldiers a dinner to
which all in tho county are to be In
The Advertiser suggests that it
would bo a beautiful and pleasant
thing for tli i ladies of this town to In
vite all tho "Old Confods" of Laurens
county to a dinner to bo given hero
some day this summor. It should be a
picnic dlnnor and It should bo a good
dinner. Everything for insuring a de
lightful day should be provided and
tho uffalr should be distinctly and al
most exclusively for tho veterans. It
should not be a day for tho young peo
ple to gather and ontortaln themselves
?there are plonty of other picnics for
that sort of thing ? but it should be
given ovor to tho old S3ldlers to enjoy
In their own way. It should not even
bo attondod by the young people gen
erally, cxcoptlng those who would be
active in assisting in preparing and
serving the dinner and adding to the
pleasure and comfort of tho vetorans,
the guests of honor.
Wo are sure that if the ladies will
undortake the minagoment of the on
tortuinraont tho business men of this
city will bo glad to contribute liberally
to defraying the expense. In our opin
ion these cxpensos should be considera
ble Wo moan that the dinner should
bo a lino affair and that expense should
not bo spared in making it especially
Tho rapidity with which the ranks of
the veterans arc thinning Is a melan
choly and Inexorable fact. There Is
not a day that (he daily papers do not
chronicle tho deaths of two or threo.
Many others pass away whose deaths
aro not mentioned In the public prints.
The opportunity to honor the horoes of
tho Lost Causo will In a few years have
departed with thorn and the younger
generation should nut neglect the lit
tie time left to add to their pleasures
in their declining days. Apart from
tho immediate ploasure to bo afforded,
the brave old soldiers should be made
to feel and know before they aro gone
that their deeds of self-sacrifice aro
appreciated and understood and that
they will not bo forgotten.
An incidental honoQt that would be
derived by tho city of Laurens if
tho suggestion be adopted would bo
the closer knitting In friendship of the
pcoplo of the county with those of the
city. Most of tin veterans live In the
country and at tho proposed dinner a
largo majority of tho guosts would
therefore be from tho country. A con
sequence would be tho inspiration of
an oven more cordial and kindly feel
ing towards the city of Laurens than
Patronize the Hanks.
Every year the banks of this county
aro saving to tho people of the county
many thousands of dollars. The farmer
who is compjlled to borrow, if he has
any credit w hate vor Is able to borrow
cheaper from the bank than from the
merchant. It Is hotter to borrow
money and buy goods for cash than to
buy goods on crodlt. Tins is because
the merchants cannot afford to extend
credit as cheaply as tho banks. They
are not as familiar with the credit of
the borrowers as the banks are?it Is
not their business to be.
Tho farmer who keeps his money in
banks will nccossarlly acquire certain
business habits. When one spends his
money by checks he cannot but know
what he Is doing. The check in Itself
is a book-keeping system,- simple and
crude but usoful. One who carries a
a sum of monoy is much more likely to
"blow it in" than one who has a bank
doposit All first rate business men
keop their money In banks. Thero Is
no reason why the farmer should not
be as good a business man as any other
man?and he will never bo a success
ful farmor until ho is a good business
In Saluda County.
Within the last 12 months Saluda
county his earned notorioty for its
atrocious murdors. Whito men have
shot each othor from ambush in Sal
uda, murdered unarmed men and per
petrated cold-blooded assassinations.
The docket of tho court of sessions is
now weighted down with cases of pe
culiar hoiniousnesss. When this court
convoned last week, not one of these
more sorlous c '.ses was tried. Post
ponements for one cause, or excuse, or
another, wore obtained and the juries
succeeded in bringing in a single con
viction. This w;is, strange to mention,
in tho caso of a neuro and his crime
v.-.is theft. He was sent to the chain
gang. Within two days he escaped.
With various white men at large
charged with murdering from am
bush and shooting unarmed persons,
how much worse is the condition of the
community that a negro thief it
In Saluda coun'y it will hardly be
claimed that murder is a crime. Un
less there should be a change for the
better it will come to be regarded as
an ornamental accomplishment.
Improve the Streets.
Ia completing the Improvement of
Main Street the city of Laurens is do
ing what is right and w'.se. If a first
rate roadway be needed anywhere it is
needed to connect the business houses
with the railway station. More weight
is hauled over the few hundred yards
between the railway s'atlon and the
public square of Laurens than over
any one or two or even three miles in
the county, it is only common sense
and common economy for the city to fa
cTltate this hauling.
Acting on the same principle the city
should go further when the necessary
work has been done and should mac
adamize all the streets according as
the hauling over them is heavy. One
such street is North Harper which
connect* the city with Watts Mill vil
lage and another of equal importance
is West Church street?the thorough
fare to a large extent of the people who
bring their cotton from Dials and
Good streets are far more needed
than any other municipal improve
ment. In bui'ding them we not only
help ourselves but wo help all tho peo
ple of the county,?the people whose
trade we get and whose trade wo want
and must have If we are to "earn liv
ings" in business in this town. Laurens
county outside of the city has a popula
tion of about36,000 ppoplo, all of whom
must como to their county town from
time to time and all of whom we wish
to come as often as they conveniently
It seems to TnE ADVERTISER that
before undertaking to obtain other
and less useful convenioncos we should
at least glvo to Laurens county peo
ple smooth, bard roads over which to
come into the city with their wagons
When we maoadaml/.e one of these
main avenues leading into tho country
we savo timo and money to thousands
who live beyond the town limits.
Sewerage, however valuable it
would be, would bo valuable only to
the '.own of Liurens.
Let us then build good streets.
The Japanese llobsons.
In the war with Spain but one Hob
son appeared, one young ofllcor fool
hardy enough, or brave enough if that
adjective be preferred, to attempt to
sink the ship upon which he sailed
with object of blocking entrance to a
harbor. In this war botwoon the Jap
anese and Russians scores upon scores
of Japanese Hobsons have attompted
to seal the entrance to Port Arthur
and numbers have perished. Finally,
it is claimed, they have succeeded, af
ter the vain loss of numerous merchant
ships. Japan swarms with Hobsons.
The Asiatic Is a fatalist. He believes
that when his time comes to die he
will die whether or no and he believos
moreover that death is a short and
certain cut to paradise eternal. Con
sequently he halls the opportunity to
die for his country as a blessing and a
boon. His religious beliefs do indeed
destroy fear of death in war to a largo
degree. The white man, on the con
trary, Russian, Englishman, Jen or
Gentile, rarely or never forgets that
life is worth living and his thirst for
life never departs. To overcome this
love of life requires the highest quality
of courage. The Orientals who have
for generations taught themselves to
despise life can therefore dio calmly
and with what seems to be the greatest
courage and yet it is not courage in
the truest or best sense. The man
who does not keenly desire to live
may be almost a coward and yet die
bravely to all appearances.
In this phase of their characters the
Asiatic peop'es have a positive ad
vantage over Caucasians as fighting
A Real Opportunity.
Two years ago when it was proposed
to remove the Columbia Female Col
lege from Columbia, S. G, Lau
rens thought she had an oppor
tunity for material and social ad
vancement and seized at what turned
out to be a "will o' the wisp" with
avidity. Evory man desorves credit
for what he did, the harder he worked
the more credit he deserved. That it
was a bubble in the air that burst in the
open view was no fault of his. Now we
have a real opportunity before us, some
thing definite and tangible. The Epis
copal Convention of South Carolina
which met in Florence lost week deter
mined to establish a school for girls in
this state. What Is to prevent Laurens
getting It? Greenwood made the eame
effort for the Columbia College that wo
did, but was not discouraged, and as a
result has the Williamston Female Col
lege. Let us do as well and we will have
tho Episcopal school.
Florence and Anderson are already
bidders and If Laurens is to act there
should be no delay.
IS CHEAPER THAN
It is almost as neces
j%et me write you a policy.
Please call or write*
A. C. TODD,
Fire, Burglary, Tornado,
Insurance and Surety
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett,
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6/>e SKY PILOT
*By HALPM COJVJVOH
"Tho Man From Glengarry"
"Glengtkrry School i) .\ >? j " fxnd "Rlc^ck Rock"
Copyright. 1899. by FLEMING 11. REVEI.L COMPANY
the comino ok tub pilot.
|E was the first missionary evor
scon In the country, and It
was the Old Timor who mimed
Ulm. The Old Timor's advent
to the foothill country was pre
historic, and his influence was In
consequence immense. No one ven
tured to disagree with him, for to dls
ugroe with the Old Timor was to write
yourself down a tenderfoot, which no
one, of course, cured to do. It was a
misfortune which only time could re
pair to be a newcomer, and It wns
every newcomer's aim to assume with
all possible speed the style and cus
toms of the aristocratic old timers and
to forget as soon as possible the dato
of bis own arrival. So It was as tho
Sky Pllot-famlllarly the Filot?that
tho missionary went for many a day
In the Swan ("reek country.
I had become sohoolmnster of Swan
Creek, for in the spring a kind Provi
dence sent In the Mulrs and tho Bre
tnaiiR with housefuls of children, to tho
ranchers' disgust, for they foresaw
plowed fields and barbed wire fences
cramping their unlimited ranges. A
school became necessary. A llttlo log
bullding wns orocted, and I was ap
pointed schoolmaster. It was as school
master that I first came to touch tho
Pilot, for tho letter which the IIudBon
Bay freighters brought mo early ono
summer evening bore tho Inscription:
Thero was altogether a fine air abont
the letter. Tho writlug was in fine,
shmll hand, the tone was fine, and there
was something fine In the signature?
"Arthur Wellington Moore." He was
glad to know that thero was a school
and n teacher In Swan Creek, for a
school meant children, In whom bis
?oul delighted, and In tho teacher he
would find a friend, and without a
friend ho could not live. Ho took mo
into his confidence, telling me that
though he had volunteered for this far
away mission field ho was not much of
a proacher and he was not at all euro
that ho would succeed. But he meant
to try, and he was charmed at the pros
pect of having ono sympathizer at least.
Would I bo kind enough to put In somo
conspicuous place the inclosed notice,
filling In the blanks as I thought best?
Dlvlno service will bo held at Swan
Creek In-at - o'clock.
All are cordially Invited.
ArtTiiuu Wellington Moons.
On tho whole I liked his letter. I
liked Its modest self depreciation, and
I liked Its cool assumption of my sym
pathy and co-operntlon. Put I was
perplexed. I remembered that Sunday
was the day fixed for the grent base
ball match, when those from ''Home,"
as they fondly called the land across
the sea from which they had come,
were to wipe the earth with all comers.
Besides, "divine service" was an inno
vation in Swnir Creek, and I felt sure
that, like all Innovations that suggested
the approach of the east, it would be
by no means welcome.
However, Immediately under the no
tice of the "Grand baseball match for
'the pnin killer,' a week from Sunday,
at 2:30; Home versus the World," I
pinned on tho door of the Stopping
Place tho announcement:
Divine service will bo hold nt Swan
Creek, In tho Stopping Place Parlor,
a week from Sunday. Immediately
upon the conclusion of tho baseball
Arthur Wellinoton Moons.
There was a strange Incongruity In
tho two, nnd an unconscious challenge
All next day, which was Saturday,
and, Indeed, during the following
week, I stood guard over my notice, on
Joying the excitement it produced and
the comments it called forth. It wns
the advance wnve of the great ocean
of civilization which many of thei
had been glad to leave behind- soni
could have wished forever.
To Robert Mulr, one of the farmers
newly arrived, the notice wns a r?ar
blnger of good. It stood for pro|
markets and a higher price for
albeit he wondered "hoo he wad be
keeplt up." Put his hard wrought,
quick spoken little wife at his elhow
'?hooted" hla scruples and, thinking of
her growing lads, welcomed with un
mixed satisfaction the coming of "the
meonlHtor." Her satisfaction wns
?bared by all the mothers and most of
e fathers in the settlement, but by
e others, and especially by that rol
licking, roistering crew, the Company
of tho Noble Seven, the missionary's
coming was viewed with varying de
grees of animoejty. It meant a limita
tion of freedom In their wildly reck
less living. The permit nights would
now, to say the least, be subject to
criticism; the Sunday wolf hunts and
horse races, with their attendant de
lights, would now bo pursued under the
eye of the church, nnd this would not
add to the enjoyment of them. One
grent charm of tho country, which
Bruce, himself the son of an Edinburgh
minister nnd now secretary of the No
ble Seven, described as "letting a fel
low do as ho blanked pleased," would
be gone. None resented more bitterly
than he the missionary's intrusion,
Which he declared to bo an attempt
"to reimpoBo upon their freedom the
trammels of nn antiquated and bigoted
conventionality." Put tho rest of the
Company, while not taking so decided
a stand, were agreed that tho estab
lishment of a church Institution was
an objectlonablo and impertinent as
well as unnecessary proceeding.
Of courBO III Kendal nnd his friend
Bronco BUI had no opinion ono way
or tho other. Tho church could hardly
affect them oven remotely. A dozen
years* stay in Montnna had proved
with sufficient clearness to them that
a church was a luxury of civilization
the west might well do without.
Outside tho Company of the Noble
Seven thoro was only ono whoso opin
ion bad value in Swan Creek, and (hat
was tho Old Timer. The Company had
sought to bring him In by making him
an honorary member, but be refujod^
io be drawn from his home far up*
tmong the hills, wfcjsm he lived wito!
hi ?? nur .-. Ponkn. Tho npproaTib o?
tli ? church In- seemed to resent as a
personal Injury. Tt represented to htm
thnt civilization from which he had'
fled fifteen years ngo with his wife
and baby girl, nnd when, five "years
later, he laid Ida wlfo In the lomely,
grave that could bo seen on tho shaded
knoll Just fronting his cabin door tho
last link to his past was broken. From
all thnt suggested tho great world'be
yond tho run of tho prairie" ho shrank
ns one shrinks from" a sudden touch
upon an old wound.
"I guess 1*11 have to move back," he
said to mo gloomily.
"Why?" I said In surprise, thinking
of his grazing range, which was ample
for his herd.
"This blank Sky Pilot." lie never
swore except when unusually moved.
"Sky Tllot?" I Inquired.
Ho nodded nnd silently pointed to tho
"Oh, well, ho won't hurt you, will
"Can't stand It," he answered savage
ly; "must get away."
"What about Owen?" I ventured,
for she wfts tho light of his eyes. "Pity
to stop her studies." I was giving her
weekly lessons at tho old man's ranch.
"Dunno. Ain't flggered out yet about
that baby." She was still his baby.
"Ouess she's all she wants for the
foothills, anyway. What's the use?"
he added bitterly, talking to himself
after tho manuer of mon who live
I watted for a moment, then said,
"Well, I wouldn't hurry about doing
anything," knowing well that tho one
thing an old timer hates to do Is to
make any change In his mode of life.
"Maybe ho won't stay."
He caught at this eagerly. "That's
so! Thore ain't much to keen htm,
anyway." And ho rode off to his lone
ly ranch far up in the hills.
I looked after tho Bwaylng figure and
tried to picturo his past, with its trag
edy; then I found myself wondering
how he would end and what would
come to his little girl, and I made up
my mind that If tho missionary were
tho right sort his coming might not bo
a bad thing for tho Old Timer end
perhaps for more than him.
Tin-; pilot's hkas?bk.
T was Hi Kendal that an
nounced the arrival ot the
missionary. I was standing
at tho door of my school,
watching the children ride off homo on
their ponies, when Hi came loping
along on his bronco in the loose jointed
"Well," be drawled out, bringing big
bronco to a dead stop In a single bound,
"Lit? Where? What?" said I, look
ing round for an eagle or some other
"Your blanked Sky Pilot, nnd he's
a beauty, a pretty kid?looks too tender
for this climate. Better not let hin?
out on the range." Ill was quite dis
"What's the matter with him, HIT"
"Why, he ain't no parson! I .don't
go much on parsons, but when I calls
for one I don't want no bantam chick
en. No, sirrce, horse. I don't want
no blankoty-blnnk ptnk and white
complected nursery kid foolln' round
my graveyard. If you're goln' IO
bring along a parson, why, bring him
with his eyeteetb cut nnd his tall
That Hi was deeply disappointed .was
quite clear from the selection of tha
profanity with which ho adorned,thin
lengthy address. It was never the'ex
tent of his profanity, but the choice,
thnt indicated Hi's Interest Iii any sub
Altogether the outlook for the mis
sionary was not encouraging. With
the single exception of the Mulm, who
really counted for little, nobody want
ed him. To most of the reckless young
bloods of the Company of tho Noble
Seven his presence was an offense, to
others simply a nuisance, while the
Old Timor regarded his advent with
something like dismay, and now Hi's
impression of his personal appearance
wan not cheering.
My Hrst sight of him did not reassure
me. He was very slight, very young,
very Innocent, with a face that might
flo for an angel, except for tho touch of
humor in it, but which seemed strnngo
ly out of place among the rough, hard
faces that were to be seen In the Swan
Creek country. It was not a weak face,
however. The forehead was high and
square, the mouth firm, and the eyes
were luminous, of some dark color
violet, if there Is such a color In eyes
dreamy or sparkling, according to his
mood; eyes for which a woman might
find use, but which In a missionary's
head appeared to me one of those ex
traordinary wastes of which nature Is
Ho was gazing far away Into space
Infinitely beyond the foothills and the
blue line of tho mountains behind them.
He turned to me as I drew near with
eyes alight and face glowing.
"It Is glorious!" ho nlmost panted.
"You see this every day!" Then, re
calling himself, he came eagerly to
ward me, stretching out his hand.
"You are the schoolmaster, I know.
Do you know. It's a great thing! I
wanted to be one, but I never could get
the boys on. They always got me tell
ing them tales. I wns awfully disap
pointed. I am trying the next best
thing. You see, I won't have to keep
order, but I don't think I can preach
very well. I am going to visit your
school. Have you many scholars? Do
you know, I think It's splendid! I
wish I could do It."
I had Intended to be somewhat stiff
with him, hut his evident admiration
of me made me quite forget this lauda
ble Intention, nnd ns ho talked on with
out waiting for an answer his enthusi
asm, his deference to my opinion, his
charm of manner, his beautiful face,
his luminous eyes, made him perfectly
Irresistible, and before I was aware I
was listening to his plans for working
his mission with eager interest. Bo
enger was my Interest, indeed, that be
fore i was aware I found myself ask
ing htm to tea with me In my shack.
But he declined, saying:
"I'd like to awfully; but, do you
know, I think Latour expects me."
This consideration of Latour*? feel
ings almost upeet me.
"You come with me," he added, and
, Ufeur welcojae? m W^LHHtOm
ol<l fnec wreathed In unusual smllca.
Tho Pilot has been talking to hhn too.
"I've got It, Latour!" he cried out as
he entered. "Here you are." And ho
broke Into the beautiful French Cana
dian chanson "A la Clalro Fontaine."
to the old half breed's almost tearful
"Do you know," he went on, "I heard
that llrst down the Mattawa," and
away he went Into a story of an ex
perience with French Canadian rafts
men, mixing up his French and Eng
lish in bo charming a manner that La
tour, who In his younger days long ago
had been a shnntymnn ? himself, could
hardly know whether ho was standing
on Ids head or on his heels.
After tea I proposed a ride out to see
tho sunset from the nearest rising
ground. Latour, with unexampled
generosity, offered his own cayUBO,
"I cau't ride well," protested the
"Ah, dut's good ponee, Ixnils," urged
Latour. "He's quiet Ink wan leetlo
mouse; he's ride Ink?That you call?
?wan horse on do rock." Under
which persuasion the pony was ae
Tbat evening I saw the Swan Oreek
country with new eyes- through the
luminous eyes of tho Pilot. Wo rode
Up the trail by the side of the Swan
till we came to the coulee mouth, dark
nnd full of mystery.
"Come on," I Bald, "we must get to
the top for the sunset."
He looked llngorlugly Into the deep
?hadows and nsked, "Anything live
"Coyotes and wolves and ghosts."
"Gll0St8?" he nsked delightedly. "Do
you know, I was sure there were, and
I'm quite sure 1 shall see theur."
Then we took the Porcupine trail
nnd climbed for about two miles the
gentle slope to the top of the first ris
ing ground. There wo stayed and
watched the sun take his nightly
plunge Into tho sea of mountains, now
dimly visible. Behind us stretched the
prairie, sweeping out level to the sky
and cut by the winding coulee of the
Swan. Great long shadows from the
hills were lying upon Its yellow face,
nnd far at the distant edgo the gray
haze was deepening Into purple. Be
fore us lay the bills, softly curving
like the shoulders of great sleeping
monsters, their tops still bright, but
the separating valleys full of shadow.
And there, fnr beyond them, up against
the sky, wns the line of the mountains
?blue, purple nnd gold, according as
the light fell upon them.
The sun had taken his plunge, but he
had left behind him the robes of saf
fron and gold. We stood long without
a word or movement, lining our hearts
with the silence and the beauty, till
the gold In the west began to grow
dim. High above all the night was
stretching her star pierced, blue can
opy nnd drawing slowly up from the
enst over the prairie and over the sleep
ing bills the soft folds of a purple haze.
The great silence of the dying day
had fallen upon the world nnd held
"Listen," he said In a low tone, point
ing to the hills. "Can't you hear them
breathe?" And, looking at their curv
ing sllOUldcrs, I fancied I conld see
them slowly heaving ns If in heavy
Bleep, and 1 was quite sure I could
bear them breathe. I was under the
?pell of his voice and his eyes, nnd
nature was all living to nie then.
We rode back to the Stopping Place
in silence, except for a word of mine
now and then which hi' heeded not,
and, with hardly a good night, he left
nie at the door. 1 turned away feel
lug as If I had been In a strange coun
try and among strange people.
How would he do with the Swan
Orcok folk? Could he make them
see the hills breathe. Would they feel
as I felt under his voice nnd eyes?
What a curious mixture ho was! I
was doubtful about his first Sunday,
and was surprised to lind all my In
difference as to his success or failure
gone. It was a pity about the baseball
match. I would speak to some of the
men about It tomorrow.
Ill might be disappointed In his ap
pearance, but as I turned Into my
shack nnd thought over my last two
hours with the Pilot and how he had
"got" old Latour and myself I began
to think that HI might be mistaken In
his measure of the l'llot.
(TO HE CONTlUED.)
NOT A 8I0K DAY SINCE.
??I was taken severely s'ck with kid
ney trouble. I tried all sorts of modi
cines, none of which relieved mo. Oeo
day I saw an ad. of your Electric Hil
ters and determined to try that. After
takings few doses I felt relieved, and
soon thereafter was entirely cured, and
have not seen a sick day since. Neigh
bors of mine have beon cured of Rheu
matism, Neuralgia, Liver und Kidney
troubles and General Debility" This
is what B. F, Bass, of Fremont, N. O.
writes. Only 50 cents at Laurens Drug
Co and Palmetto Drug Co.
The Lightest and Finest.
The linest broad is not made by ac
cident?it't mado by "Clifton" Hour,
with a llttlo care and "know how"
mixed in with the dough. The lens*
skillful baker can mako good bread
with "Clifton" Hour and tho export
can do wonders with it?wonderfully
light and healthful pastry, c:<ke and
Put "Clifton" on your list of thing?
you need today.
M. IL Fowler,
T. N. Barksdale,
Tho influence of climatic conditions
in the euro of consumption la very much
overdrawn. The poor pat'ent, and the
rich patient, too, can do much better at
homo by propor attention to food diges
tion, and a rogul\r use of German Sy
rup, Free expectoration in the morn
ing is mado corta'u by Gorman Syrup,
so is a good night's rest and the ab
sence of that weakening cough ar.d de
bilitating night sweat Restless nights
and the exhaustion duo to coughing,
the greatest danger and dread of the
consumptive, can be proven*.c! or
stopped by taking German Syrup lib
erally and regularly. Should you bi
able to go to a warmer cllmo. you will
Und that of the thousands of consump
tives there, the few who are benefited
and regain strength are those Who uso
German Syrup. Trial bottles, 2? cents:
regular size, 75 cents. Laurent Drug
A Woman's Pride
is a beautiful head of hair. Any one can havo
it by properly trc.itimr and feeding tlio hair.
Tho best Hah Tonic to make the bait crow
ana to make it soft, light und Huffy is
It will not only do that, but It eures dand
ruff nnd stops falling hair, keeping
the scalp clean and healthy.
It is a clear, delicately perfumed tonie, con
taining NO coloring matter. NO greuso and
NO Injurious ingredients.
THE PRICE IS ONLY
15 CENTS BOTTLE
yet it Is tho Hcst Hair Tonic on (he market, re
gardless of price und atrial will convince you.
At druggists- 15. 40 nnd "."> cents a UOTTLE,
(By mail. 5 cents extra for postage.)
78-01 OortlmntH Street, f. Y.
Drug Sales Co., Chicago, Gonoral Sales Affonta
For sale locally by
Laurens Drug Co*
N. B. Dial. A. C. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun=
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd Ollico Build
Ladr en s , S. C.
W. C. IRBY, \h~
Attorney at Law,
ST/WPSON & COOPER
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention givento all business.
J. N. LEAK,
Oilers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts
Promptattentlon given to all b usino?s
When You Insure Your Life
Select a Massachusetts Company
under the "Massachusetts System,"
which guarantees equity to all.
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co
OF BOSTON, MASS.,
Oldest, Largest, and Strongest
This Company offers exceptional inducements to men
of energy and integrity who would like to enter the
business of life insurance. WRITE kor PARTICULARS.
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Department Managers. L,aurkns, S. C.
- m ? ml ik, Mf. ^ ?fc jl 'j? jl vx a; ?*l 'j. ; fl?, ms--. t: '4^ -
An Unlimited Number of Free Trips to the
St. Louis Exposition, with Money for Incidentals
THE STATE is offering a free trip to the St. Louis Exposition lo
any one who will send it a number of new paid-in-advance subscriber
The first offer is a first-class ticket to St. Louis and return with $i<? hi
cash for 16 new annual paid-in-advance subscriptions. Two six month
subscriptions, or four three months subscriptions will be received ;is on
annual subscription. If 26 new annual paid-in-advance subscription:
arc sent in, the round trip ticket and $20 in cash are given, and if thin
six new annual paid-in-advance subscriptions be sent in, the free lickol
and $40 in cash are given. The offer is to every one, and every one
complying with the conditions will be given a free trip to St. Louis a'n I
the cash according to the offer.
To those who try, but fail to get enough subscriptions to win the ft 1 ?
trip, but get as many as 10 new annual paid-in-advance subscription .
a cash prize of $10 will be given.
Besides these free trips THE STATE offers to send the two mosl
popular ministers and the two most popular school teachers in Son'.!.
Carolina to the exposition, giving each of them a first-class round t:i;
ticket to St. Louis and $40 for expenses. Who arc the tnost popul
Ministers and school teachers is to be decided by issuing certificates fot
all paid-in-advance subscriptions sent to THE STATE.
THE STATE is also offering free trips to'St. Louis to the R. P, D.
and Star route carriers. Fuller details may be had of these offers by
writing to the Exposition Department of THE STATE, Columbia.
S. C O . . *
?Vcgetable Prcpatationfor As
similating ilicFood andRc? UlftH
i Infants/( hildki:n
ncss and Hcsl.Contains neither
Not "N aii c otic .
Stnixr $r*H *
Jiifsnni/tt - .
/// CuriwHtth-icda +?
Apctfcrl Remedy forConsiipn
lion, Sour Slomach.?iarrhoca
ncss and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
? Atb months olU
j 5 Dosfs ? 3 3 C I in I s
EXACT COPY OF WRARRER.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
THE OFNTAUn COMPANY. NEW VOUK CITV.
Athlete tells of neoderM cure
AFFLICTED BY BLOOD FOBSON
Physio'jrjrss ?r*arv?jS and praise.
Sufferers wor.tfor and rejoice.
A remark^"? rams-sly for blood poison
Is an absolute, unfailing remedy f< r 13!ood Poison entitled to rank among tho
Great Discoveries of tho Ago?
We say no, unless it is a rompleto and perfect remedy, effecting a cure In every
case of lilooil poisoning, whether constitutional or acquired. We did not aim at mere
relief. There are other mean.; of relief. Wo want to provide a permanent cure.
There is no other men; .
In Foerg's Remedy, havowo a certain permanent cure? Physicians say we have,
sufferers say we hav< . Wo linvo n countless mass ol 1< tiers from them. They speak of
many cures, but not ol n uinglo failure. Read this letter, one of an endless number:
"I have usorl sl:< hottl sof Foors's Remotiv for a enso cf blood dlsoaso of long standing. I
Bavo most everything recommended a trial,hut without success, and by luck hoard of l-'ocrg's
Komedy, so I decided (?? itlva it. a trial, wluott t did, nud I urn triad to say It eonu'lcloly cured
mo. 1 am an acrobat, and recommended It to many of my profession, and hoar of good results
from nil who lalto my advico. Wlsi y< 'i nuccosrj and hope Foerg's Iiomcdy will bo standard
amongst men ot tho f iturc."
The writer of tiiis letter i:; a wo!1 known nthloto, whose name we withhold
because all corretpon'.'fct.cc with our natrons is ctric ly confidential. We stake our com
mercial honor and :.i . d'ugi II the statement that tholeller is here faithfully reproduced.
For many years wc w :rk il ut ? n Ihis problem, Other diseases, we reasoned, are
curable. Why not this oivj? And so wo continued our work until our elforts found
the highest succi ss, when wo 'c: i rc it;y lo guaranteo a euro in every oase.
5 Foerg's Remedy i . for sale at your druggist's, or by us upon receipt of $1 for
one bottle or S~> for f.ix bottles. *+ *
FOERG REMEDY CO., Evansville, Ind.
laurens drug co.
H THE CLYDE STEAMSHIP COMPANY. 8
^BETWEEN MM ?k
l|% Jacksonville, Fla., X
X Charleston, S. C, and X
? New York and Boston, Mass. 1(2
XtIik Favorite Konto M
jffHetwecii tho SouMi and North. w
jtg Only All Watkr Link Without Chanok.
Three or more sailings weekly in either direction.
^fclCvery convenience known to modern ocean travel. Uo-fl|
^^surpassed accommodations fur first-class and stcerageSE
passenge is. Close- connections with all railroads and steam
^Shoat lines out of New York. Mosi accessible and con-fl|
^fcvenient route for travelers to all Mew Kngland, Northern
2W;nid interior points. %g
? THEO. G. ICG ER, ?. M. O
QWm, P. Ciwnic&Co., Gen'l A?;ts. t9 State St., New York.
9^ F. M. Ikonmonoer, Jr., A. G. P. A.Jacksonville, Fla
M. B, Hutchinson, D. F. & P. A. Charleston, S. C.
A FEW OPINIONS
i:,xtrctcij from Or/^fnal Letters:
" l had impure blood nnd Idler, Your
medicine cured me muiiiiI mid well."- ?
V\ illl.un S, W'iiui, New weston, Oliio,
" I III 1,1] dot Inril I li.e e Itnil ill ill%?
fniiill i for un \ i . ;m> : i Vi ii M.irl. if 1
Globe r 11 , .ire ilia best docloi >
In II rkl." > ?. \V. Klttciiiiui, Silver,
ti it, Mo,
"I ii I i ur mini I i ol bilious fever,
I Irlcil II . 11 nit .'ii;] v 111 i>ii! v ll'llipi).
i ii v it no, until l ii itofti l la ?cv< it
il.ul ?. \n. i one bottle 1 fi it nt fan 1
us ever I iliil,"- W.ulc J. Slionaru, t:>n
0 i ? \ Hit-, i In,
"I ii v.- nn| Ii i I :i doctor In my fniii?
Jly hlnco I hnve hecn tislnfi yom rnedl?
clno ( i \. a llnrli I," Annie lldii-., l'ow?
Imlnn, Ail.. i
ii Marlin i. (food for more de;
'<?. limn It1') recommended fur. I
nid not ro nlonu wllliotil it '?Mta. U.
A Ifninillou, Hiir.ilivlllo. Ohio,
''Alltl ii mi- Iwo ln.ttlrs of your JVvrn
llnrlt.1 m> wlfu wnn entirely cured of
rlicini ill in." i i.mi. II, Corman, lltook*
I. a. N. V.
"1 l' cl nil Pm il tli it If nnytfilng will
nroloiia life it h Heven ?.irk . nnd Gloho
' Win, J. Hancock, Ut;?Uu cuy,
Wc rf.u!<I Mio Mvernl pa?n? of diii size In reproducing short fxtrncts from
tirlginnl I? n? i ? In otn po!??< ???n, received from enUuielnitlc frlenat of "Seven Harks"
There Is n i ? ddence ol merit deperved wo cannot produce, bui the quickest way te
BCtlle il' donhl, II In the i. ider i mind, i to huv n 50 cent hottlc (rom your honu- drue
' '? 1 ", . ' ' not find n ..ii we e ilm, i-.o yowl money back. It will be cheer
fully refunded by Ihc druRg'st you bony lit of.
1.YMAN BROWN, I?hewrm?>r.l8?.
"I'or tw.? years 1 had iniligcMlon nnd
dv pepsin in their worst form, h'ive bot
lh .i Seven r.;u!>s entirely cured inc."
? Itobt, Downs, Laura L'urnacc, Ky.
"We write lo inform you of a niiracti*
Inns cnif effected In our neighborhood.
William Woodell had a very li.id leg?al
ntoHt mortifying, Ten <>r twelve pltysl?
cinua ttt.iitd bin ami failed tu effect a
cure, night b Itlcs of your Seven Marks
< nn d bun. N . u call IUC <uir names as
wit neust?." II. S. Wall, R, 0, Harnes,
T. A. Pounds, J. T. l'oolc, Aicher
l.i dga^ N. t,
Nil I I', s.\in Harks Ii.k made manv
Sticll rccorti i In MYcrc c.i ;c.i of blood
"I have used snon Darks for the past
Iwtnty.onc years.*'?Mrs. Annie Robin
son, Folsom, Iowa.
"Doctors called it catarrh of the stom
rich and i><>\\tts. in- \s bettci now than
for fifteen years, lie owes it .ill to Seven
llarki,''?G, W, Vilrs, Colllnsvilie, 111.
"1 have used Seven Barks for past
twenty years, It |,n* gayed me many
o el rs bills. Have found it a most cx
ctiicnt remedy -or Indigestion, loss of
nnnrtitc ami leldnev .<,?, "_j, ,\
Appetite and kidney troubles.
Ames, Prospect, We.
New York City.
1-aureus Drug Co