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W. W*. Ball,
LAUREMS. s. C, Jone 1, 1904.
Again The College.
At least one memb?r of the Episco
pal Church has told Tue Advertiser
that Laurons possesses attractions for
the proposed Diocesan College for
girls which no other South Carolina
town has, It is betraying no confi
dence to say that this gentleman will
be Influential in selecting the site. He
suggests that 1.aureus is in the center
of the densely populated up-country of
South Carolina and that it has railroad
connections distinctly superior to any
other city likely to b3 in the contest,
with the oxcoptlon of those not sit
uatod In this desirable section. He ad
ded that in his judgment the commit
tee on selection would not be guided
wholly or even considerably by the
amount of any city's bid in money. The
subscription of any town, however
large, he said, would be necessarily
small in relation to the sum required
to support the school from voar to year.
Consequently the committee will be
very careful not to chose a location
likely to bo found objectionable in af
ter years meroly for the sake of a
picayune dlllerence in the size of the
offer. Tho psople of Laurens may rest
assured that if they desire this college
they will at least enter the contest
with the advantage of position over
When tho city of Oreonwood failed
to obtain tho Columbia Fomale College
two years ago Its business men did not
rolax their efforts. Greenwood felt the
need of a girl's college and its people
of all denominations united to got it.
One month ago the cornerstone of their
college was laid and the clergymen of
all churches participated in the cere
moules incident to that auspicious in
augural of Greenwood's enterprise.
Tho people of Greenwood are aware
that the collego of any Christian de
nomination will be a center for the
radiation of elevating Influences as well
as a foodor to tho tills of merchants
and other business men. Therefore
they are not divided in the determina
tion to raako this colloge a pronounced
success and p}plscopalian9, Baptists
and Presbyterians are with the Metho
dists of that, city In forwarding the
building and prosperity of the school
Certainly never bofore has this com
munity had the opportunity that it has
now to gain the co-operation of a pow
erful and Influential body of Christians
in the establishment of an institution
at which every girl of Laurens of this
and future generations may receive a
collegiate education of tho first class at
the doors of her home.
The committee in charge of this mat
ter is to meet and organi/.a early In
Juno. If Laurens purposes to ask for
the collego there is no time for delay.
Wo believe that tho college may be ob
tained for Laurens for a sum of money
far less than that guaranteed for the
Methodist College two years ago.
Unless the initiative is taken now by
the business men of tho community,
The Advertiser will not trespass up
on the patience of Its readers with any
further word on tho subject.
For a "Civic League."
The Advertiser sincerely wishes
that tho ladlos of Liurens would adopt
its suggestion of organizing a civic
league. a we have already said, Lau
rens is naturally one of tho most pic
turesque towns In this or any state. By
tho expenditure of a small amount of
money which wo believe would be
gladly appropriated by tho oity coun
cil and which could be supp'emented
by subscriptions the public square and
some of tho loading streets could be
mado artistically attractive. Numerous
other South Carding towns, with the
ladies loading in the work, have al
ready takon this matter in band
Tho truMi is that in several particu
lars Laurens seems to bo lagging in
public spirit and unless our shortcom
ings aro corroctod their Influence will
bo felt on tho growth and business
prosperity of tho community. Tho time
has come whon South Carolina towns
aro in sharp if gonerous competition
with oach other and there are organ
izations in mos', of them eager and
vigilant to take advantage of all nossi
Id these days the "old foxey mer
chant" cannot keep pace with the mer
chant who sel/.oi evory ozpadlent to
increase his sales. The man of an
cient methods is allowod to drop out of
the picture and nobody knows or cares
when he Is gone. Precisily the same
applies to communities, and if we are
to have a oity here, we must be up and
doing. The embellishment of the pub
lic places of Laurjns is the proper task
of the ladies and they should not hesit
ate to organize and begin their en
Pleased With Wares Shoals.
In company with Mr. W. R. Riohey
of the directory, Congressman William
C. Lovering of Massachusetts visited
the Wares Shoals Manufacturing Co.'a
big plant one day last week. Several
hours were spent Inspecting the work
completed and that projected. The
Congressman took keen interest in all
that was to be rcon. After a careful In
spection he pronounced tho mill build
ing one of the best structures and the
mill village site the prettiest and most
available he bad seen anywhere. He
is not Interested financially in Wares
Shoals, but he has large interests in.
cotton manufacturing at other points
in the South and his visit to this sec
tion was in part for the purpose of see
ing these properties.
THROWN.FROM A WAGON.
Mr. George K. Baboock was thrown
from his wagon and severely bruised.
He applied Chamberlain's Pain Balm
freely and says It is the best liniment
he ever used. Mr. Baboook is a well
known oltlzen of North Plain, Conn.
"There Is nothing equal to Pain Balm
for sprains and bruises. It will effect
a cure in one-third the time required
>y any other treatment. For tale by
" wrens Drug Co.
a cure ii
by any c
Tribut? of Respect.
Whereas, It has pleased the Al'-wlre
and Supreme High Priest of the Uni
verse, tho great I ami to remove from
our midst our belond and esteemed
companion, H. W. Anderson, who w?s
one of the bright lights of Masonry,
and whose life exemplified its princi
ples; and whereas It is seemly and good
that we bow In submission to the will
of the Almighty in this sad aflllotion,
whereby we are reminded of our transi
tory nature and the brief duration of
our existence in this earthly Taberna
cle, Therefore be it?
Resolved: That in the death ot com
panion U. W. Anderson, Masonry has
lost a bright ligh?, the oountry a mod
est, trustworthy oitizen and tbo com
munity a friend in whose loss we bear a
2nd: That our sympathies be ex
tended his family in ,their bereave
3rd: That a page In our minute book
be suitably Inscribed to his memory.
4th: That these reso'utlons be pub
lished in the county papers and a copy
be sent to the relatives of our deceased
H. B. Humbert,
J. K. Gallagby,
Rising Sun Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch
TRIUMPHS OP MODERN SUR
Wonderful things are done for the
human body by surgery. Organs are
taken out and soraped and polished
and put back, or they may be removed
entirely; bones are spliced; pipes take
the place of diseased sections of veins;
antiseptic dressiogs are applied to
wounds, bruises, burns and like inju
ries before inflammation sets in, which
causes them to heal without matura
tlor and In one-third the time required
by the old treatment. Chamberlain's
Pain Balm acts on this sitne principle.
It is an antiseptic and whon applied to
snch injuries, causes them to heal verv
quickly. It also allavs the pain and
sorenees. Keep a bottle of Pain Balm
In your home and it will save you time
and money, not to mention tho incon
venience. For sale by Liurens Drug
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Nave Always Bought
CAN RENT, SELL OR
EXCHANGE THEIR HOLD
INGS, TO THEIR ADVAN
M. L. Copeland,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, BONDS.
MRS. CECELIA STOWE,
Orator, Entrs Nona Cinb.
176 Warren Avenue,
Chicago, Iu.., Oat. 22,1902.
For nearly four years I suffered
from ovarian troubles. The doc
tor insisted on an operation as the
only way to get wefi. I, howtrer,
strongly objected to an operation.
My husband felt disheartened as
well as I, for home with a sick
woman is a disconsolate place at
best. A friendly druggist advised
him to get a bottle of Wine of
Cardui for me to try, and he did so.
I began to improve in afewdays and
iny recovery was very rapid. With
in eighteen weeks I was another
Mrs. Stowe's letter shows every
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female weaknes and how completely
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*By HA.LTH COJVWk
"Tho Man From Glongtvrry"
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CHAPTER VIII. (CONTINOED).
The memory of that vigil was like a
horrible nightmare for months. Moore
lay on the Hoof and slept. The DllkO
rode off BOmowhlther. Tho old doctor
and 1 kept watch. All night poor
Bruce raved In the wildest delirium,
singing now psalms, now songs, swear
Mooro read the letter.
lug at the cattle or his poker partners,
and now and then, in tlie quieter mo
ments, ho was back In his old home,
n boy, with n boy's friends and sports.
Nothing could cheek the fever. It
battled the doctor, who often during the
night declared there Avas no sense
In n wound like that working up
such a fever, adding curses upon the
folly of the Duke and bis Company.
"You don't think be will not get
better, doctor?" I asked, In answer to
one of his outbreaks.
"He ought to got over this," bo
answered impatiently. "But I believe,"
he added deliberately, "he'll have to
Everything stood still for a moment.
It seemed Impossible Two days ago
full of life, now on the way out.
There crowded In upon me thoughts of
his home; bis mother, whose letters he
used to show me full of anxious love;
his wild life here, with all Its generous
impulses, its mistakes, Its folly.
"How long will he last?" I asked,
and my lips were dry and numb.
"Perhaps twenty-four hours, perhaps
longer. He can't throw off the poison."
The old doctor proved a true prophet.
After another day of agonized delirium
he sunk Into a stupor which lasted
through the night.
Then the change came. As the light
began to grow at tin1 eastern rliu of
the prairie and tip the far mountains in
the west, Bruce opened bis eyes and
looked about upon us. The doctor bad
gone; tin- Duke bad not come back)
Moore and I were alone. He gazed at
us steadily for some moments; read
our faccH. A look of wonder came
Into bis eyes.
"Is It coming?" he asked In a faint,
awed voice. "Do you rcirily think l
The eager appeal in his volco and
the wistful longing in the wide open,
startled eye? wore too much for
Moore. He backed behind me and I
could hear him weeping like a baby.
Bruce heard him too.
"Is that the Pilot?" he asked. In
Btnntly Moore pulled himself up, wiped
his eyes and came round to the other
side of the bed and looked down, smil
"Do you say I am dying?" Tho
voice W08 strained in its earnestness.
I felt a thrill of admiration go through
me as the Pilot answered in a sweet,
clear voice: "They say so, Bruce. But
you aro not afraid?"
Bt'UCe kept bis eyes on bis face and
answered with grave hesitation:
"No?not?afraid?but I'd like to live
a llttlo longer. I've made mich a mess
of It Pd like to try again." Then he
paused and his lips quivered a little.
"There's my mother, you know," ho
added apologetically, "and Jim " Jim
was his younger brother a..?.i sworn
"Yes, I know, Bruce, but It won't bo
very long for them, too, and it's a good
"Yos, I believe It ail always did?
talked rot-you'll forgive :::?< that?''
"Don't, don't," said Moore ,"ickly,
with sharp pain in bis voice, and
Bruce smiled a llttlo and closed his
eyes, saying, "I'm tired." But he Im
mediately opened them again and
"What Is It?" asked Moore, smiling
down Into his eyes.
"The Duke," tho poo;- lips whispered.
"He Is coming," said Moore confi
dently, though bow he knew I could
not tell. But even as be spoke, looking
out of the window, I saw Jingo como
swinging round (ho bluff. Bruce
heord the beat of Iiis hoofs, smiled,
opened his eyes and waited. The leap
of Joy In bis eyes us (ho Duke came in,
clean, cool and fresh as tho nio'ilng,
went to my heart.
Neither mau Bald a word, but Bruce
took hold of tho Duke's band in both
of his. He was fast growing weaker.
I gave him brandy and he recovered a
"I am dying, Duke," he said quietly,
"Promise ypH won't blame yourself."
"I can't, old man," said tho Duke,
with a shudder. "Would to heaven I
"You were too strong for me and you
didn't think, did you?" And the weak
voice had a caress In it.
"No, no! God knows," said the Duko
There was a long silence, and again
Bruce opened his eye i and whispered:
"Tho Pilot." k
Moore came to Am.
"Bead 'The Prodigal,*" he said falni
ly, and In Moore's clear, sweet volee
tho music of that matchless story fell
upon our ears.
Again tll'Uce'fl eyes summoned me. 1
bent over him.
"My letter." he Bald faintly; "in my
I brought to him tho last letter from
his mother. He held tho envelope be
fore his eyes, then handed it to me,
I opened the letter and looked at tho
words "My darling Dario." My tongue
stuck and not n sound could I make.
MOOrO put out Ills hanfl ami look It
I from me. The l> ike ro/te to go out,
calling tho with his eyes, but Bruce
motioned him to stay, and lie Hat down
I and bowed bis bend while Moore reud
His tones were clear and Steady till
he ennie to tho last words, when his
voice broke and ended In a sob:
"And. oh, Dnvle, laddie, If ever your
heart turns home oksIu remember the
door is nyo opeu, and it's Joy you'll
bring with you to us all."
Hrucc lay quite still and from his
closed eyes big tears ran down hla
cheeks. It was his lnst farewell to
' her whose love had been to him tho
anchor to nil things pure here and to
He took the letter from Moore's
hand, put it with difficulty to his Hps,
and then, touching the open Bible, he
said between his breaths:
?'It's very like- there's really?no
fear, is there?"
"No, no!" said Moore, with cheerful,
confident volco, though bis tears were
(lowing. "No fear of your welcome."
His eyes inet '?dne. I bout over him.
"Tell her" and his voice faded away.
"What shall I tell her?" I asked, try
ing to recall him. But tho message
was never given. Ho moved one band
slowly toward the Duke till it touched
his head. The Duke lifted his face and
looked down at him, and then he did
a beautiful thing for which I forgave
him much. He stooped over aud kissed
the lips grown so white, and thou the
brow. The light came back into the
eyes of the dying man, he smiled onoe
more and smilingly faced toward tho
great beyond. And the morning air,
fresh from the sun tipped mountains
and sweet with the scent of the June
roses, came blowing soft and cool
through the open window upon the
dead, smiling face. And it seemed fit
ting so. It came from the Innd of the
Again the Duke did a beautiful
thing; for, reaching across his dead
friend, he offered Ills hand to the Pilot.
"Mr. Moore," he said with fine eour>
tesy, "you are a brave man aud a good
mau. I ask your forgiveness for much
Rut Moore only shook bis head while
he took the outstretched hand and said
brokenly, "Don't; I can't stand It!"
"The Company of the Noble Seven
will meet no more," said the Duke with
a faint smile.
They did meet, however; but when
they did the Pilot was In the chair and
it was not for poker.
Tho Tllot had "got his grip," os Bill
w' T was not many days after
2, Ji my arrival In the foothill coun
S WO tr,v tl>at * began to hear of
*?9afJ Owen. They all had stories
of her. The details were not many, but
tho Impression was vivid. She lived
remote from that center of civilization
known as Swan Creek in the postal
guide, but locally as old La tour's, fur
up among the hills near the Devil's
lake, and from her father's ranch she
never ventured. Hut some of the men
had bad glimpses of her and had come
to definite opinions regarding her.
"What is she like?" I asked Htll ope
day, trying to pin him down to some
thing like a descriptive account of her.
"Like! She's a terror," lie Bald,
with slow emphasis, "a holy terror."
"But what is she like; What does
she look like?" I asked impatiently.
"Look like?" He considered a mo
?meilt, looked slowly round as If search
ing for a simile, then answered, "I
"Don't know? What do you mean?
Haven't you scon lierV"
"Yeh! Bill she ain't like nnthln'."
Dill was quite decided upon this
I tried again.
"Well, what sort of hair has she got?
She's got hair. I suppose'/"
"I layer! Well, a few!" said Hill,
with some choice combinations of pro
fanity in repudiation of my sugges
tion. "Yards of it! Red!"
"(Jit out!" contradicted Hi. "Hod!
"i'ain't no more red than mine!"
Dill regarded Ill's hair critically.
"Win:t color do you put on to your
old brush?" he asked cautiously.
"'Tain't no difference, "i'ain't red,
"Bed! Well, not quite exactly," and
Bill went off into a low, long, choking
chuckle, ejaculating now and then:
"Rod! Jeo-ml-ny Ann! Hod!"
"No, HI," lie went OH, recovering him
self wltli the same abruptness as he
used with his bronco, aud looking nt
his friend with i\ fine even more than
Usually solemn, "your buyer ain't rod,
Hi; don't let any of your relatives
persuade you to (hat. 'Tain't red!"
and he threatened to go off again, but
pulled himself up with dangerous sud
denness. "It may be blue, eerulyum
blue or even purple, but rod"? He
paused violently, looking at his friend
ns if he found him a new and Interest
ing object of study upon which he
could not trust himself to speak. Nor
could ho be induced to proceed with
the description ho had begun
But HI, paying no attention to Bill's
oration, took up the subject with en
"She kin ride-she's a rog'lar buster
to ride; ain't she, Bill?" Bill nodded.
"She kin bunch cattle rtn' cut out un'
ynnk a steer up to any cowboy on tho
"Why, how big Is she?"
"Big? Why. she's Just a kid! ?Tain't
the bigness of her; it's the nerve. She's
got the coldest kind of nerve you ever
seen; hain't she, l'.IIIV" And again Bill
"'Member the day she dropped thai
Steer, Bill?" went on III.
"What was that?" I asked, eager for
"Oh, mitbin*," said Hill.
"Nnthln'!" retorted HI. "Pretty big
"What was It?" I urged.
"Oh, Bill here did some funny work
at old Meredith's round Op, but bo
don't speak of It. Ho's shy, you see,"
and III grinned.
"Well, there oln'* no occasion for
your proceedln' on to that tact," sold
Bill disgustedly, and HI loyally re
frained, so I have never yot got the
rights of the story, But from what I
did hear I gathered that Bill, nt tho
risk of his life, had pulled tho Duko
from under the hoofs of a mad st'-er,
and that little Owen had In (he cool
est possible m timer "salted hi on her
bronco" and, hfcont?ng two bu.IeU U?
to tho sleor's head, had utHI them
hoMi from groat danger, pwby from
det\tli. for the rest of tho cattle were
crowding near. Of counw? Bill could
never he persuaded to ?peak of the in
cident, A true western mas will never
hesitate to tell you what he can do,
but of what he has done he does not
The only other item that Hi con
tributed to the sketch of Owen wea
that her temper could blase If the occa
1 "'Member young Hill, BOtV
BUI " 'membered."
"Didn't she cut Into hkn sudden?
?erved htm right too."
"What did Hhe do?"
"Cut him across tho face with her
qulri in good style."
"Kuockin' about hor Indian Joe."
Joe was, as I cqme to learn, Ponka's
son and Qwen'S most devoted slave.
"Oh. she ain't no refrigerator."
"Yes," assented Bill. "She's a leetle
Then, as If fearing he had been apol
ogizing for her, he added, with tho nlr
of one settling tho question: "Bnt
she's good stock! She suits noel"
The Duke helped me to another side
of her character.
"She is a remarkable child," he said
one day: "wild and shy as a coyote,
but fenrless, quite, and with a heart
full of passions. Meredith?the Old
Timer, you know?has kept her up
there among the hills. She sees no one
but himself aud Tonka's Blnekfoot re
lations, who treat hor like a goddess
aud help to spoil her utterly. She
knows their lingo and their ways--goes
off with thetn for a week at a time."
"What! With the Ilkiokfeet?"
'Tonka and Joe, of course, go along,
but even without them she Is as safe
as if surrounded by the Coldstrenui
guards. Rut she has given them up
for some time now."
"And nt home?" I asked. "Has she
nuy education? Con she read er
"Not she. She can make her own
dresses, moccasins and leggings. She
can cook and wash?that Is, when she
feels In the mood. And she knows ull
about the birds and beasts and flowers
and that sort of thing, but?education!
Why, she Is hardly clf'lllxcd!"'
"What a shame!" I said. "How old
"Oh, a mere ehild ? fourteen or fif
teen, I imagine, but a woman in many
"And what does her father say to
nil this? Can he control her?"
"Control!" said the Duke In utter
astonishment. "Why, bless your soul,
nothing in heaven or earth could con
trol her. Walt till you see her stand
with her proud little head thrown
back, giving orders to Joe, and you
will never again connect the Idea of
control with (Swell. She might be a
princess for the pride of her. I've
seen some, too. in my day, but none
to touch her for sheer, imperial pride,
little Lucifer thai she is."
"And how does her fattier stand her
nonsen.-e;" 1 ashed, for 1 confess I
was not much taken with the picture
the I Hike bad drawn.
"Her father simply follows behind
her and adores, as do all things that
come near her. down, or up. perhaps,
to her Iwo dogs. Wolf aud I.oo, for
either of which she would readily die
If med be. Still." be added after n
pause, "it i< a shame, as you say. She
oU'jht to know something of the refine
ments of civilization, to which, after
all, she belongs, mid from which nono
of ns call hope to escape." The Duko
was silent for a few moments and then
added with some hesitation, "Then, too,
she Is quite a pagan-never saw a
prayer book, you know."
Aud so It came about, chlelly through
the Duke's Influence, 1 Imagine, that I
was engaged by the Old Timer to go
up to his ranch every week and teach
his daughter something of tho ele
meutaries of a lady's education.
My Introduction was ominous of the
many thftigs I was to suffer of that
same young maiden before I bad fin
ished my course with her. The Old
Timer had given careful directions as
to the trail that would lead me to tho
ca in on where he was to meet me. Up
the Swan went the trail, winding over
downward Into deoper and narrower
coulees and up to higher open sunlit
slopes, till suddenly It settled Into a
valley which begun with great width
and narrowed to a canyon whose rocky
sides were dressed out with shrubs and
trailing vines and wot with trickling
rivulets from tho numerous springs
that oozed and gushed from the black,
glistening rocks. This canyon was an
eerie placo of which ghostly tales wore
told from tho old Rlackfoot times. And
to this day no Blackfoot will dare to
pass through this black walled, ooxy,
glistening canyon after the moon has
passed the western Up. But in the
warm light of broad day the canyon
was a good enough place, cool and
sweet, and I lingered through, waiting
for the Old Timer, who failed to ap
pear till the shadows began to darken
Its western black sides.
Out of the mouth of the canyon the
trat! climbed to a wide stretch of prairie
that swept up over soft hills to the left
and down to the bright gleaming wa
ters of the Devil's lake on the right.
In the sunlight the lake lay like a gem
radiant with many colors, the far side
black In the shadow of the crowding
piues, then, in the middle, deep, blue and
purple, and, nearer, many shades of em
erald that ran quite to the white sandy
beach. Ith:hi In front stood the ranch
buildings, upon a slight rising ground
and surrounded by a sturdy palisade
of upright pointed poles. This was the
castlo of the princess. I rode up to the
Open goto, then turned and stood to
look down upon the marvelous lake
shining and shimmering with its many
radiant colors. Suddenly there was an
awful roar, my pony shot round upon
his hind legs after his beastly cayuse
manner, deposited me sitting upon the
ground and fled down tho trail, pur
surd by two huge dogs that brushed
past me as I fell. I was aroused from
ay amazement by a peal of laughter,
shrill, but full of music. Taming, I
saw my pupil, as I guessed, standing
at the head of n most beautiful pinto
(spotted) pony with a heavy cattle quirt
In her hand. I scrambled to my feet
and said, somewhat angrily, J fear:
"What aro you laughing at? Why
don'i you call back your dogs? They
will chase my pony beyond nil reach."
She lifted her little head, shook back
her masses of brown red hair, looked
nt me an if I were quite beneath con
tempt and said, "No, they will kill him."
"Then," sold I, for 1 was very angry,
"I will kill them," pulling at the re
volver in my belt.
"Then," she said, and for tho first
time I noticed her eyes bluo black, with
gray rims, "I win kill you," and she
whipped out an ugly looking revolver.
From her face I bad no doubt that she
would not hesitate to. do us she had
said. I changed my tactics, for I was
anxious about my pony, and said, with
my best smile:
"Can't you call them back? Won't
they obey you?"
Her face changed iqa moment
'"Dearly!" I said, persuading myself
of u sudden affection for the cranky
She sprang upon her pinto and set olf
down the Irnll. The pony was now
coursing up and down tho slopes,
doubling like a hare, instinctively
avoiding the canyon, where he would
be cornered. He was inad with terror at
the huge heilten that were silently but
with awful and sure swiftness running
Tho girl oil the pinto whistled shrilly
and called to her dog: "Down. Wolf!
Hack, IjOo!' But, ruunlng low, with
long, stretched bodies, they heedud not,
but sped on, ever gaining upon the
pony thut now circled toward the pinto.
As they drew near In their circling, the
girl urged her pinto to meet them,
loosening her lariat as she went. As
the pony nonrod the pinto he slackened
his speed; Immediately tho nearer dog
gathered herself in two short jumps
nnd sprang for the pony's throat. Hut,
even as she sprang, the lariat whirled
round the girl's head and fell swift
and sure about the dog's neck, and next
moment she lay choking upon tho
prairie. Her mate paused, looked
back nnd gave up the chase. But dire
vengeance overtook them, for, like one
possessed, the girl fell upon them with
her quirt and beat them one after the
other till, in pity for the brutes, I In
?'They Shall do as I say or I shall
kill them! I shall kill them!" she cried,
ruglng nnd stamping.
"Better Hhoot them," I suggested,
pulling out my pistol.
Immediately she Hung herself upon
the one that moaned and whined at
her feet, crying:
"If you dare! If you dare!" Then
she burst Into passionate sobbing.
"You bad Loo! You bad, dear old Loo!
But you were bad -you know you were
bnd!" Ami so she went on, with her
arms nl>out Loo's neck till Loo, whin
ing and quivering with love and de
light, threatened to go quite mad, aud
Wolf, standing majestically near, broke
Into short howls of Impatience for his
turn of caressing. They made a strango
group, those three wild things, equally
tierce and passionate in hate aud iu
Suddenly the girl remembered me,
and standing up she said, half
"They always obey inc. They are
mine, but they kill any strange thing
that comes In through the gate. They
are allowed to."
"It Is a pleasant whim."
"I mean, isn't that dangerous to
"Oh, no one ever comes alone ex
cept the Duke. And they keep off the
"The Duke comes, does he?"
"Yes!" and her eyes lit up. "He Is
my friend. He calls me his 'princess,'
and he tenches ine to talk and tells
me stories-oh, such wonderful stories!"
I looked In wonder at her face, so
gentle, so girlish, and tried to think
back to the picture of the girl who a
few moments before hail so coolly
threatened to shoot mo and had so
furiously beaten her dogs.
I kept her talking of the Duke as we
walked back to the gate, watching her
face the while. It was not beautiful;
It was too thin and the mouth was too
large. But tho teetli were good anil the
eyes, blue black with gray rims, looked
straight at you?true eyes ami brave,
whether In love or In war. Her hair
was her glory. Bed it was, in spite of
Hi's denial, but of such marvelous, In
describable shade that iu certain lights,
as she rode over the prairie, It streamed
behind her like a purple banner?a
most confusing and bewildering color,
but quite In keeping with the nature
of the owner.
She gave her pinto to Joe and, stand
ing at the door, welcomed me with a
dignity and graciousness that made me
think that the Duke was not far wrong
when he named her "Princess."
The door opened upon the main or
living room. It was a long apartment,
With low ceiling and walls of hewn
logs chinked nnd plastered and all
beautifully whitewashed ami clean.
The tables, chairs nnd benches wero nil
homemade. On the floor wero mag
nificent skins of wolf, hear, musk ox
and mountain goat, Tho walls were
decorated with bends and horns of
deer and mountain sheep, eagles' wings
and a beautiful breast of a loon, which
Owen had shot ami of which she was
very proud. At one end of the room
a huge stone tlreplace stood radiant In
Its summer decoration of ferns and
grasses and wild Mowers. At the other
end a door opened Into another room,
smaller and richly furulshed with
relics of former graudeur.
Everything was clean and well kept
Every nook, shelf and corner was
decked with flowers nud ferns from
A strange house It was, full of curl*
ous contrasts, but it fltted this quaint
child that welcomed me with such
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
In cases where one can afford It, a
vacation is preferable to a modiciuo or
tonic; but for the tens of thqusapds
who oan take no rest, who aro ner
vously broken down, feeling dull, heavy
sensations, irregular appotlte, loss of
sleep and a liUo of Interest in every
day afi'alM should take OUR NKW
DISCOVEY, tho only dollar bottle of
medicine sold to-day with a written
A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist Oburch in
Georgia calculated to use one hundred
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint in painting their ohurch.
They used only U2 gallons of tho
Longman & Martinez Paint mixed
with 24 gallons of linseed oil. Actual
cost, of paint made was less than $1.20
Saved over eighty ($80.00) dollars in
paint, and got a big donation besides.
EVEBjY CHUHOH will be given a
liberal quantity whenever thoy paint.
Many nouses are well painted with
four gallons of L. St M. and threo gal
lons of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
Those celebrated paints are sold by
W. L. Boyd, Laurens.
_Cunton Pharmacy, Clinton.
Baan the The Kind You Haw Mmt Bough)
Notice of Citizens' Meeting
A public meeting of all those oltlzeos
who return real or personal property
In the School District of tho town of
Lsurens is hereby called to be held in
the Court House in the City of Lau
rens at eleven (11) oViook a. m , on the
17th day of June 1004, for the purpose
of levying a tax on all such real and
personal property for maintaining the
publio schools In the town of Laurens
during the soholastlo year of 1904-1005.
By order of the Board of Trustees of
School Dlstrlot of the town of Laurens
. O-!>? Barksdalk,
Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
May 17th 1001- td.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought, and winch lias been
iu use for over 30 years, lias borne the signature or
X7 - and has been made under Iiis per
. sonal supervision since its infancy.
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All Counterfeits, Imitations and ?Just-as-good? are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the hcaltli ot
Infants and ChUdreu?Experience against Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless Substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
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Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
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Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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^ Light Weight Fabrics
I W. G. WILSON^& CO.'S. ?
SOLID PLAIN SILK MULLS
These come iu Black, Pcu Green, Canary, Light]
Blue White and Cream
10 pieces Colored Foulards, market]
value 20c; our price this week
12 (=2 cents the yard.
You can find exactly the quality and price you wan
in WHITE SI HOUR LAWNS, both plain and fancy.
I3est designs iu LAWN, SWISS and HAMBURG,
EMBROIDERIES and INSERTIONS to match. In
spect those ; you will fiud the prices to suit you.
This comes in Pea Green, Light Blue, Pink and Cream.
Handsome White and Champagne Waistiiigs.
Have yon secured one of those Silk Sunshades,1
Paragon frame and steel rod, at $1.00 at
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
v-^r \? cr to close out 11 few cases of thc celebrated California
YELLOW CRAWFORD and LEMON CLING PEACHES, we
have reduced the price to 20 cents the can or 3 cans for 50 cents,
lhis fruit is put up in heavy syrup, in 3-pound cans.
rvn x!S?' a l0W CasCS of lhat dc,icious Maine packed CANNED
CORN?tender and sweet?15 cents per can.
HUDQENS BROS. I HUDGENS BROS.
READ AND TAKE HEED.
Talk about your Cotton crop
That's going to pay next fall;
After you planted and ohopped and
I? didn't turn out at all;
You worked all de year to kill do grass
But it just wouldn't die_
All do time it grow so fas'
You just sit down and cry.
Dc corn done worse dan dat. you say,
You horso look mighty poor;
Ho worked all do year to kill do Hay
Dat grow right round your door.
The Hay will grow of its sweet self
And feed dat horse and mule;
And always sell to beat thc band, if
you quit cutting thc fool,
Don t you know dat if you raise more Hay
De price of cotton go higher?
Just sell dat grass and make it pay
After you bale it on a Rapid Fire;
Dat kind o-LHay Press don't cost much?.
Des a little money will buy it,?
And if you don't believe it tho best on earth,
Den just get one and try it.
? This Press is tho very best that can be had for the money.
\ LAURENS S.O.
Soiling Agents for tho Western
part of South Carolina.