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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
lloul Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
Water on draught at
Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens, S. C.
President Hoosevelt Ten
dered Good Offices.
PLACE NOT AGREED ON.
Terms of Peace to be Adjusted by the
Two Countries Themselves.
After the terrible defeat of the Rus
sians in the Straits of Korea, a little
more than two weeks ago, President
Roosevelt made an informal tender of
his good offices in the interest of peace
between the two waring nations. The
"good offices" were received in friendly
spirit by both nations and peace pros
pects continued to grow brighter, until
within the last few days the Czar has
consented to appoint Plenipotentiaries to
meet Plenipotentiaries from Japan.
The place of the meeting has not
been agreed upon.
It is reported that Russia would like
terms of peace to be settled by the Eu
ropean powers, but that will be stren
uously opposed by Japan, who will insist
that they agree between themselves as
to what the terms will be.
All in all the prospects of peace, for
the first time since the war began, are
In Honor of Mr. Ballc.
A farewell party in the way of a sur
prise was tendered Mr. J. H. Balle
Wednesday evening by the employes of
the accounting department of the West
ern Steel Car and Foundry Co., at the
residence of Mr. J. W. Biggert, 13147
Erie avenue. Amusements of different
kinds were indulged in until a late hour.
Mr. Ballc leaves for Anniston, Ala., the
first of June. Those present were:
Messrs. and Mesdames V. A. Beckman,
Arthur VanDell, H. O. Martin, F. E.
Wickham, V. O'Roark; Mrs. E. Hurd,
Mrs. John Biggert; Misses M. E. Mar
tindale, Nora Martindale, Lena Reed,
Nettie Bristol, Florence Argent; Messrs.
Fred Wagner, J. H. Balle, William Dy
sart, Ray Stevenson, Guy Drake, Geo.
Fruney, W. F. Parker, J. W. Biggcrt.
Mr. Balle is a young man of sterling
qualities and his many friends in Hege
wisch wish him success in his every un
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of faddism to
another, when, if they would only eat
good food, and keep there bowels regu
lar with Dr. King's New Life Pills their
troubles would all pass away. Prompt
relief and quick cure for liver and stom
ach trouble. 25c at Palmetto and Laur
ens Drug Co. 44?4t
16 lbs. granulated sugae $1.00. 10 lbs
green coffee $1.00. 8 lbs. best quality
green coffee $1.00. Red Iron Recket.
The "Nettleton" is :-. gentleman's
shoe, at Copeland's.
Big lot straw hats worth 20c Togo at
10c. Red Iron Racket.
Dainty slippers for June brides at
Men's sox, red, blue and black, worth
10c our price 5c. Red Iron Racket.
Tho newest thing in neckwear at
50c steel rod umbrellas, red hot price
29c. Red Iron Racket.
Going to the mountains or seashore?
Get a hand bag at Copeland's.
2,000 yards ladies cool summer dress
goods, fine weaves, worth 12 1-2 to 20c
per yard, our price 9c. Red Iron Racket.
Straw hats, all styles and prices, at
Big sale shoes, slippers and clothing
at Red Iron Racket.
Comfortable shoes, "the hot weather
kind" at Copeland's.
Just received a big lot of ladies' hats
at way down prices. U-come-sce. Red
Their Linen Sent
to the laundry
wears out so quick
The principal reason is: They
have their work done "High
Gloss" and that finish is se-,
cured, only, at the expense
of the life of the linen, be
cause of the very high pres
ure necessary to secure that
is easy on your Linen. Try
it ancl be convinced.
Laurens, South Carolina
SKN7 KltKE to all
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B. M. WOOIXK*.
P. O. Box 297,
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Miss Mary Bell Babb has returned
from Winthrop College.
Master Lamar Copeland visited rela
tives in Spartanbufg last week.
Mr. Ernest Huff of Greenville spent
Sunday and Monday in the city.
Mr. J. E. Minter of Scdalia spent
Monday in the city.
Mr. J. A. Fowler of Ora was in the
Mrs. Carrie Vance and son Frank
have returned from a visit to Columbia.
Mr. J. E. Carlisle of Greenwood was
in the city Friday.
Mr. C. H. Rice of Sedalia was in the,
Miss Josie Minter has gone to Union
for a month's visit.
Mrs. F. P. McGowan has returned
from a visit to relatives in Ninety Six.
Miss Pearl Hipp of Alma was in the
Mr. J. H. Power of Tylersville vis
ited in the city Sunday.
Mr. Darwin Waldrop of Enoree was
in the city last week.
Mr. J. B. Cosby of Martin's Cross
Roads was in the city a few days ago.
Mr. W. A. Thomas of Lanford was
in the city on Tuesday.
Attorneys N. B. Dial and A. C. Todd
were in Columbia last Wednesday.
Miss Florence Bowen of Pickens vis
ited Miss Maggie Barksdale last week.
Miss Nelly Miller went to Cross Hill
on Tuesday to visit relatives.
Rev. J. H. Michael of Sumter visited
Rev. J. D. Pitts last week.
Mr. Yandal Blakeley of Clinton was
in the city last week.
Mr. John F. Davis, of Clinton, was
in the city Tuesday.
Mr. G. A. Campbell and R. F. War
del of Enoree were in the city on Tues
Mr. A. Babb of Babbtown was in
the city on Tuesday and paid The Ad
vertiser a pleasant call.
Mr. W. H. Wharton of Waterloo was
in to see The Advertiser on yester
Messrs. Bee Peterson and Jamie Ro
land will return to-day from WofTord
Messrs. Frank Ballcw, Gus Sim
mons and Frank Crisp are at home from
Mrs. W. H. Drummond of Lanford
Station is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
J. W. Henderson.
Mrs. John Cathcart has returned to
her home in Winnsboro, after a visit to
her mother, Mrs. G. W. Shell.
Mrs. R. D. Richardson of Pinewood
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Sullivan.
Miss Anna Boozer of Augusta is vis
iting her father, Dr. J. J. Boozer and
her sister, Mrs. J. R. Little.
Mrs. T. K. Hudgens and children are
on a short visit to relatives in Pickens
Miss Addie Horton has returned to
Clinton, after visiting Miss Nell Bolt
for a few days.
Messrs. Frank Boland, Billy Sanders
and Tom Little of Clinton were in the
Mr. W. F. Bobo of Spartanburg is
off the force for a week to visit rel
atives in Laurens and Union.
Messrs Jop Johnson, J. Y.JCooly, and
J. B. DcShields of Lanford Station were
in town Friday.
Miss Nina Poole returned to her home
at Tylersville last week from Green
wood where she attended the Lander
College last session.
Mrs. H. B. Gritton and daughter,
Miss Vaughn, left yesterday for Louis
ville to attend the Confederate Vete
Mr. Frank Epps of Due West is in
the city visiting his aunt, Mrs. Clar
ence Poole. He has been teaching in
Lee county the past session.
Solicitor R. A. Cooper is in Abbe
ville, where he appeared in Court for
the first time last Monday in his official
Mrs. T. D. Darlington. Mrs. R. F.
Jones, Miss Lyl Irby and Miss Nannie
McCardel of Lancaster and Mr. R. V.
Irby left on Monday for the annual re
union of the U. C. V. at Louisville.
Messrs. J. F. Tolbert, R. G. Franks,
A. L. Hudgens, J. W. Snoddy, Sims
Irby, R. L. Walker, Arthur Lockwood
Henry Counts and Mrs. W. H. Garrett
were some Laurens people who went to
Columbia last Wednesday.
Mr. D. B. Swygert, son of Mr.
Brooks Swygert of this city, has re
ceived a diploma in electrical engin
eering from Clemson College. Mr.
Swygert has already secured an at
tractive position with the Neal Shoals
Development Company of Union, S. C.
Auditor Power has sent in his ab
stracts of real and personal piroperty
for this county. The return shows a
substantial increase in values.
Miss Ferguson Goes Abroad.
Miss Mayme Ferguson left on Mon
day for New York where she will spend
several days and from thence sail with
a party, who will travel over Europe
Death of Mr. W. L. Ciinningham.
Mr. W. 1/. Cunningham died at his
home at Maddens on last Saturday
night at 12 o'clock. He was 02 years
Mr. Cunningham had boon >w
state of health for several m d
the end was not unexpected.
The burial took place at New i res
pect church, where he had held his
membership for more than 40 years,
on Sunday afternoon at 4::i() o'clock.
The funeral serviscs were conducted by
Revs. J. D. Pitts of Laurens and W. J.
Langston of Greenville.
The deceased is survived by a widow,
three daughters and a son: Mrs. J. A.
WofTord and Mrs. P. II. Martin of
Maddens, Mrs Lee Madden of Laurens,
and Prof. G. W. Cunningham of Howard
College, East Lake, Ala.
He was a veteran of the civil war and
belonged to 13th S. C. Regiment.
Mr. Cunningham was one of Laurens
County's best citizens, and had the es
teem and respect of every one who
Dea;:h of Mrs. Henry Thomas.
Mrs. Rosalie Thomas, wife of Rev.
Henry Thomas the pastor of the Epis
copal Church died at the rectory at 9:30
a. m. on Monday. Her last brief illness
was the end of years of sickness and
Mrs. Thomas was Rosalie Poole of
Poolesville, Maryland, and to her old
home, her body was taken on Tucscfhy,
accompanied by her husband and her
sister, Miss Nannie Poole. Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas came to Laurens from
Asheville last September and though
her delicate health made it impossible
for Mrs. Thomas to know many peo
ple, all who knew her were greatly at
tracted by and truly admired her.
Her death is very sincerely regretted
and much sympathy has been shown
her bereaved husband and sister.
Fire at Waterloo.
Two store rooms were destroyed by
fire at Waterloo on Monday morning at
about 3 o'clock. One of tho buildings
belonged to Mr. T. E. Harris and was
used by him as a storage room; bis loss
was between $700 ami $1,000, he had no
insurance: the other belonged to the
estate of Dr. W. R. Harris and was oc
cupied by Mr. Will McNeil as a general
store. Mr. McNeil's loss was about
$500 and was covered by insurance.
The buildings were valued at $300 or
$400, each and were not insured.
The origin of the fire is not known.
A Serious Accident.
On Sunday, June 4th: Mr. Barney
Riggins was visiting Mr. W. S. Parker
of Westminister, who while projecting
with a pistbl accidentally discharged it:
the hall taking effect in Mr. Parker's
right leg breaking the bone.
A physician was immediately sum
moned, the bone set, and the wound
Mr. W. S. Parker is a brother of Mr.
T. Parker of this city, who has just re
turned from West Minister and reports
his brother as doing nicely.
Sheds to be Frcctcd.
At a meeting of the Hoard of Rail
Road Commissioners held in Columbia
on Monday night an order was passed
requiring union depots to be erected at
Clinton and at Newberry and also to
erect sheds at certain places at the de
pot in Laurens and to make other im
It has not been ascertained what the
other improvements are to consist of.
Death of a Child.
William Downs, the 11 months old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Downs A. Glenn,
of the Huntington section, died at the
home of his parents, Tuesday, June 6,
and was laid to rest at Bethany church
on the following day. Much sympathy
is felt for the afflicted family.
Off to "Stomp" Spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Ashmore Davis and lit
tle Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Connor Ful
ler, Mrs. J. H. Davis and little Jack,
and Mrs. L. S, Fuller left for "Stomp"
Spaing on yesterday, where they will
spend a week. Mrs. W. (). Prentls will
join the party today.
Prof. Cunningham floes to Cornell.
Prof. G. W, Cunningham, professor
of Latin and English in Howard Col
. lege, Ala., has been granted a leave of
( absence for one year and will take a
special course in Cornell University.
Rev. Ray Anderson is conducting a
I series of tent meetings at the Laurens
I Mill Village. Rev. Mr. Hodge is ex
I pectcd this week to assist in the mcet
Mothers lose their dread for "that
terrible second summer" when they
have Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry in the house. Nature's
specific for bowel complaints of every
Off for Louisville.
A party consisting of Messrs. J. S.
Cunningham, R. H. King, Murf Hill,
C. D. Moseley and Misses Wham,
left on Tuesday for the Confederate
reunion at Louisville.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to have to endure
the terrible torture of Piles. "I can
truthfully say," writes Harry Colson,
of Maaonville, la. "that for Blind Bleed
ing. Itching and Protruding Piles, Buck
len s Arnica Salve, is the best t in e
made." Also best for cuts, burns and
injuries. 25c. at Palmetto and Laurens
Drug Co. 44 41
The Weck in Society.
The Fortnight Social Club was most
delightfully entertained on last Wed
nesday afternoon by Mrs. Will Meng.
A sharp shower fell just at the hour at
which the guest were invited but almost
every member braved the rain and felt
fully repaid by Mrs. Mcng's charming
Miss Nannie Kate Hudgens greeted
the guests in the hallway and served
delicious fruit punch, Mrs. Meng re
ceived in the parlor, which Was fairly
abloom with nasturtiums of every hue.
Tables were in readiness for "nations",
pretty score cards were distributed and
an interesting game begun, which every
one greatly enjoyed. At its close a tempt
ing salad course was served in the daint
iest most tempting manner.
In addition to the club members, Mrs.
0. W. Leonard of Spartanburg and
Mrs. E. E. Norris of Cateechee were
among the guests.
A very charming social "function"
of the past week was Miss Willie Jones'
euchre party at which the members of
the card club were the guosts. Mrs.
0. W. Leonard of Spartanburg, Mrs.
W. H. Washington and Miss Lintie
Jones, received with the hostess. A
color scheme of pink pervaded decora
tions, score cards and refreshments, and
the entertainment was truly a beautiful
affair. Many roses and sweet peas
were massed in the parlor and delicious
ices, cake and punch were served.
Among the guesta were, Mesdamcs
W. C. Irby Jr., T. D. Darlington, R. F.
Jones, M. L. Copeland, C. E. Clarey,
Misses Alma Shell, Lillian Irby and
CLINTON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT.
President Neville Inaugurated. A Sad
Death. Personal Notes.
Clinton, June 12.? The Commence
ment exercises of the college were held
in Copeland's Hall, a large attendance
being present at each meeting. On
Wednesday the seventh, Dr. Neville
was inaugurated President of the Col
lege, Dr. McPhceters delivering the
charge. In forceful, chaste and ele
gant language he show the necessity of
magnifying the office of College Presi
Dr. Neville's address was on the Ideal
College. He developed the idea that
the head, heart and soul must be devel
oped together to make a symetrical
character. His subject was handled in
a masterful manner. He is undoubtedly
the right man for the right place.
Three young men delivered graduat
ing speeches. They handled their sub
jects well, and their speeches were of a
higher order than such speeches usually
The outlook for the college is bright
ening, and if Dr. Neville is properly
supported it will soon be an ornament
to 1.aureus county, the Presbyterian
church and the State of South Carolina.
Thomas' Orchestra of Columbia con
tributed much to the pleasure of the
Miss Tallulah Neville who recently
graduated at the Woman's College in
Columbia is now at home.
Hon D. Wyatt Alken of Abbeville,
Dr. Boozer's many friends are de
lighted to have him in Clinton. From
all sides you hear the happy voices of
the children exclaiming: "Oh! Dr.
Boozer is here, I've seen him have you?
They must be good to him in Laurens,
he is looking so well."
The sad news has just reached our
town of the death of Mrs. Evie Little
McMahan, who was on a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Gregory of Alabama. The
remains will be brought here for inter
ment on Tuesday.
(Mrs. McMahan, as Miss Evie Little,
was well known in this city, and at one
time held a position in the telephone
office hero. She had numbers of friends
in I,aureus, who are sincerely grieved
to learn of her death.)
Can't bo perfect health without pure
blood. Burdock Blood Bitters makes
pure blood. Tones and invigorates the
'Tisn't safe to be a day without Dr.
Thomas' Blectrlc Oil in the house. You
never can toll what moment an accident,
is going to happen.
The farmers are now harvesting grain.
Dr. and Mrs. G. D. Moseley were
called to Maddens Sunday on account
of the death of their uncle, Mr. W. L.
Mr. Willie Chancy visited his brother
Mr. Kniest Chancy last Saturday night.
Mr. Walter Blakely is at homo now.
Miss Ella Peterson has hcen visiting
her sister the past week.
Mrs. Paul Abercrombio, Mr. Clarence
Sanders and Misses Lena Wells and
Maud Donnovan of Laurens visited Miss
Pearl Sanders last Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. J. F. .Jacobs of Clinton
dinned with Dr. Moseley and family
Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Abercrombio and
Miss Beth Abercrombio visited Mr. and
Mrs. Peterson Saturday night and Sun
Messrs. B. W. Blakely and Walter
Blakely were in your city Saturday.
The Children's Day at Sandy Springs
will be the fourth Saturday in June.
Mr. Elwood Dillard is at home now,
but has accepted a position with Cross
Hill Hosiery Co. He loaves for Cross
Hill in a few days.
Mr. Larry Dillard visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dillard, Sunday.
Miss Lillie Earlc Sadler closed her
school at Sandy Springs the 27th, with
a picnic on the Enoree River.
Only one remedy In the work! that
will at once stop itchiness of the skin in
any part of the body; Doan's Ointment.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
Wc have General Green pretty well
under control at last. Small grain has
been harvested and proved to be very
sorry in this section.
The Rev. Fletcher Anderson delivered
an eloquent sermon to a large congrega
tion on Sunday morning.
Mr. M. T. Campbell, after being con
fined to his room for some time, is able
to be out again.
Master Dessic Burdettc and Mis.
Daisy Hunt of Greenville are visiting
friends and relatives in our midst.
Miss Jennie Fellams visited Miss
Jones of Jones, S. C., recently.
John F., a little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gco. E. Putnam, is very sick at this
writing, but we hope for him a speedy
Miss Bessie Cannon has returned from
Concord, N. C, where she had been at
Among the visitors who worshipped
at Dials Sunday were Messrs. Jno. D.
Owings of Laurens, and James Switzer
Mr. Joe Chapman of the Ware Shoals
section was over this way last Satur
Mr. Charlie Worthy of Columbia is
the guest of Capt. Jno. A. Robertson.
Laurens People Must Recognize and
Kidney ills come quietly?mysteriously,
But nature always warns you through
Notice the kidney secretions.
See if the color is unhealthy ?
If there are settings and sediment,
Passages too frequent, scanty, painful.
It's time then to use Doan's Kidney
To ward off Bright's disease or diabetes
Doan's have done great work in Lau
Charles Loke, mill hand, of Factory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills in my
opinion are 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 times I could
not get out of bed, much less go to
bed. I have had my wife rub it with
liniment until it was a blister. I tried
numerous remedies, but without them
doing me one bit of good. The secre
tions from the kidneys were as red as
blood, full of sediment and I could not
hold them, especially at night when my
rest was broken on account of my hav
ing to get up a number of times. I
learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and sent
to the Palmetto Drug Co. for a box. I
did not believe they would do me any
more good than the other remedies 1
had tried, but I was mistaken. I felt
better the very next day, and my back
gradually became st rong and the ach
ing disappeared. I do not have to get
up at nights now at all and the kidneys
have become regular and natural in ac
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name -- Doan's -and
take no other.
Death of Two Children.
Little Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
S. R. Power, died on Saturday, June
10th. She was 22 months old. Her re
mains were interred in the cemetery at
Higland Home on Sunday, June 11th,
at 3 p. m.
Little Minnie Malcssie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Campbell, passed
from this life on Satvrday morning,
June 10, at 0:20, after great suffering.
She was buried on Sunday morning at
the Laurens Millfeemetery.
Sprained Ankles, Stiff Neck, Lame Shoiil*
These are three common ailments for
which Chamberlain's Pain Balm is es
pecially valuable. If Promptly applied
it. will save you time, money and suffer
ing when trouble with any one of these
ailments. For sale by Laurens Drug
Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey. 44?4t
Notice to R. F. D. Carriers.
A special meeting of Laurens county
R. F. D. Carriers Association is called
for the third Saturday in June (17th) at
Laurens C. IL, at 4 o'clock. All the
Carriers in the county are earnestly re
quested to attend this meeting. The
election of a delegate to the State As
sociation which meets in Columbia on
July 3 and 4, and several other matters
of importance will be brought up.
S. G. McDANIBL, President,
A. B. Crisp, Secretary.
"For seven years," writes Goo. W.
Hoffman, of Harper, Wash., "I had a
bitter battle, with chronic stomach and
liver trouble, but at last I won, and
cured my diseases, by the use of Electric
Bitters. I unhesitatingly recommend
them to all, and don't intend in the fu
ture to he without them in my house.
They arc certainly a wonderful medi
cine, to have cured such a bad case as
mine." Sold, under guarantee to do
the same for you, by Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto at 50c a bottle. Try them
to-day. 44 ?4t
Flection of Trustees.
Patrons of the several school districts
throughout. Laurens County are reques
ted to meet at their respective voting
places on Saturday June 17th, for the
purpose of recommending three suit
abb' persons for Trustees of said school
Present Trustees to act as managers,
and report result of said election to
County Superintendent of Education
within five days.
By order of County Board.
R. W. NASH.
44- 2t Chairman.
I have sold my interest in the busi
ness of Clary, Adams and Co. Laurens,
S. C, to J. J. Adams and S. R. Todd
who will continue the business and who
have assumed all liabilities.
42-3t J. E. Clary.
THE SILENT ADMIRAL.
Sidelights on the Life of the Famous
The following is an extract taken
from a letter by Adachi Kinnosuke, (a
Japanese), in the New York Times:
"As he grew?even as his mother hud
promised to the gods?he placed his life
at the service of his country. And in
the course of time he found himself a
student in the Heigahuryo, that rough
hewn pioneer of the military education
in Nippon fashioned after the far West
As Nippon fell more and more 'a vic
tim of the hynotism of the Western
civilization the Government decided to
send a certain number of the country's
youth to a number of European and
American military academies, that they
might learn the new and strange and
powerful art of war in the land of its
birth. Togo Heihachiro was one of the
students selected. As the happy smile
of fortune would have it, he was sent
to England. On the training ship Wor
cester upon the historic Thames he evi
dently did what he could to uphold the
majesty of the Land of the Gods both
in scholarship and in the attainment of
naval warfare. His showings were
common enough. He went his quiet
way, and you would have said, seeing
him, that the chief duty of life with
the young man was to efface himself as
much as he might from the limelight of
"Quietly he came home to Nippon af
ter his schooling abroad, and quiently
he went about his work of the building
of the navy of the empire. Nothing
was too humble for him, nnd certainly
in the variety of work which he was
called to perform in the forming of the
navy of the Nippon of to-day, from
translating technical terms to teaching
the men how to scrub the decks there
was a wide range. Steadily he rose in
spite of his quiet ways, for a light can
not always remain hid under a bushel,
however modest the candle, when the
world happens to be in sore need of it.
Then came the autumn of 1894. He was
the commander of the Naniwa, and you
have heard the tiles without number of
the leader of the Flying Squadron of
Nippon, which led Admiral Ito's ships
into every action through the Chinese
The year 1903 was dying and trying
to forgot itself over the birth of a new
year. Shadows were thick in the skies
of the far East; in the hearts of the
people of Nippon there was no peace.
Admiral Togo was at the head of the
naval station at Maizuru. At the time
be was ill in bed. To his bedside came
a message from Tokio, from his old
schoolmate and friend, Admiral Baron
YamamoJJo, the minister of the navy.
The telegram called him to Tokio.?
Raising his head from his pillow, he
called for hjs uniform and ordered the
preparation for a flying trip to Tokio.
"Rut you are not well enough to un
dertake the journey," said his wife.
"1 shall be all right the minute my
feet will be upon the bridge, at any
rate," was the answer.
At Tokio the minister of the navy
took Admiral Togo into his private
room, and for two solid hours spoke to
Togo. None question that the. minister
made the most eloquent speech of his
life to his lone audience. "His Majesty's
ships are waiting for you at Sasebo,"
concluded the minister.
The sole auditor of the historic speech
rose in silence, bowed to this messen
ger of his master the Emperor and said
"1 shall execute your orders."
At Sasebo aboard his flag ship, the
Mikasa, the day before the united
squadrons sailed for the battlefield,
when he announced to his officers and
men the opening of the war he spoke a
very little more:
"The squadron will sail to-day. I
have the honor to announce to you,
gentlemen, that the enemy of our coun
try flies the Russian flag."
In front of the Admiral and in front
of the officers gathered together that
morning aboard the flag ship was a
white paullowinn wood tray, called
sambo. Upon it was an ancient dag
ger. It was the traditional three-and-a
half inch with which the Samurai of
old claimed the right of apologizing for
failure in accomplisning a duty, with
which he was wont to commit a rite of
the happuku. And Admiral Togo's eyes
dwelt in silence upon the sacred sym
bol of Nippon Samurai; they dwelt long
and fixedly upon it ; they spoke all ho
wished to say to his men, and in a man
ner, too, that passes all the cunning of
the human tongue.
In the summer of last year a certain
number of men to whom fortune was
partial?correspondents, military at
taches and visitors of distinction from
abroad? sailed upon the Manshu Maru;
they were taken to a certain place, the
rendezvous of the Nippon fleet. Ad
miral Toga received them aboard the
Mikasa. Our foreign friends could
hardly believe the testimony of their
own eyes; before them stood a man
small in statnre, even for a native of
Nippon; modest with that blushing
shyness of a young girl, impossibly si
lent, and who carried upon his slightly
bent shoulders the weight of the fate
of his homeland; upon his head and
upon bis heart was the snow of over 55
years. They had pictured him in their
dreams as one of the heroes of the
West, rich in sweeping gestures, re
splendent with gold clothes and ever
lastingly busy in manufacturing melo
dramatic periods, after the fashion of
Caesar *?.ri? Napoleon. They were dis
"Even among his own servants," said
Lady Togo of the Admiral, "my hus
band is often misunderstood. Because
he speaks so rarely to them and be
cause whenever he does speak, it is as
a man to whom words are more pre
cious than jewels, they often jump to
the conclusion that he is displeased
about something. Only his smiling eyes
re-assure. When he left me to take
the command of the united squadrons
of his Majesty, the only thing he said
to me in farewell was:
"Be good enough to look kindly af
ter my dogs."
"His gun and his dogs arc the chief
weakness of his life."
His gun and the company of his dogs
are the only luxuries the admiral al
His life is simple?rigorously simple.
When he was in Tokio in tnc first
month of this year, one of the foreign
envoys, wishing to present him with his
respects and the congratulations in be
half of his Government, paid the Ad
miral a personal visit. This envoy had
a very hard time in finding the house
of the Admiral. Many times he passed
in front of the modest house without
recognizing it; how could it. be possible
for the world famous Admiral to dwell
in a house too modest for the humblest
of secretaries of his legislation.
Many years ago the British minister
to Tokio?Mr. Parks, I believe his name
was?paid a visit to Gen. Saigo, un
questionably the greatest military gen
ius the new Nippon has produced, a
man of Satsuma, like Togo, and who,
at the time was the minister of war.
Mr. Parks saw a man working in a
garden inside the gate of Saigo's resi
dence and said to him:
"Is your master in?" This is the
house of the minister of war, Gen.
It does not take a British minister to
mistake Admiral Togo for a good-na
tured, old-time gardener, even if you
had seen his photographs a hundred
times in newspapers.
It was on the 7th day of January,
1905, and the place was one of the
parks. The crowd that gathered there
was the largest Tokio had even seen
and the most enthusiastic as well. To
please the people, Admiral Toga took
up a spade and planted a laurel in
memory of his visit. As he stood there,
fenced in by millions of his countrymen,
he was the first idol in the viewless
temple for the hero-worshippers of the
new and civilized age. In the brief ad
dress he read in answer tu the enthu
siastic reception on the part of his
countrymen, however, he declined to
accommodate the pleasure of the peo
ple; he declined the pedestal in rathar
blunt manucr and without ceremony.
To the sovereign virtue of his Majesty,
the Emperor, to the bravery of his men
and to them alone the success of the
Nippon arms on sea was due, he said,
and he took pains to add that he was
surprised that he was compelled to see
the necessity of telling the people of
Tokio such an apparent and self-evi
dent thing, which he had thought every
one understood without being told.
Now that the sea is clean ?to his gun
and to the amiable company of his
dogs, he would hardly like to take the
trouble of parading his ships up and
down the Nippon and the Yellow seas
with brooms lashed to their masts. No
doubt, he would be willing to give all
the gilt glories of earth if you could
only save him from public dinners and
speeches. They arc the penalties of
fame he hates to pay even to please his
friends. The idea that one can afford
to pay any price for the priceless privi
lege of risking his life for the defence
of the Land of the Gods and for the
honor of the flag in the service of the
Emperor makes him philosophical for
all his social trials.
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Mr. J. W. Turner, of Truhart, Va.,
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would produce such gratifying results
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Scholarships for Young Women.
Of the 16 Scholarships owned by the
South Carolina Federation of Women's
i Clubs, only the following are now open:
College for Womkn ? Columbia,
S. C. ? One Scholarship for four years'
academic work in college.
Greenville Female College--One
Scholarship of free tuition for four years.
Greenville College for Women
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
years. Special rates for music.
Ciucora College- Greenville, S. C
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
South Carolina kindergarten As
sociation Training School?Charles
ton, S. C. ?One Scholarship of free tui
tion for four years.
Winthrop CoLLEGE-Kock Hill,s. c.
? One Scholarship of free tuition.
Confederate Home College-Char
leston, S. C.,?One Scholarship of free
Clifford Seminary-Union, S. C
One Scholarship of free tuition.
The examinations for these scholar
ships will be held in each county July 3.
All applicants must file their names be
fore June 25 with
Miss Annadora Baer,
Chairman Educational Dept. S. C. Fed
eration of Women's Clubs,
16 Bull Street, Charleston, S. C.
King's Daughters to Serve Cream.
The Helping Hand Circle of the
King's Daughters will hold a lawn fete
at the old Garlington place, North Har
per Street, on Friday afternoon, June
17th, at 5 o'clock.
Icte cream, cake and lemonade will be
served. Another feature will be the
Mr. Milliken am! his Asso
ciates File Ausweis.
IN FEDERAL COURT.
A Voluminous Document?Deniiils, Ad*
missions and Asserfions-'-Attorncys
in the Case.
The Defendants in the case of VV. B.
Lucas vs. S. M. Milliken et al. have
filed their answers. That of Mr. S. M.
Milliken, the principal Defendant, is a
voluminous document and we are una
ble to print it on account of limited
space. The following synopsis is taken
from the Charleston Post:
"The answer of Milliken denies that
he entered into any legal, law fid or
binding agreement to deliver the 500
shares of stock and that the payment
of the indebtedness of the Darlington
mill was independent of the plaintiff's
purpose or intention to buy the de
fendant's shares of stock In the Lau
rens mills. The two transactions were
not coupled together. A general denial
of other allegations of President Lucas
Mr. Milliken admits that Mr. Lucaa
"has in some respects and for a part
of his time performed the duties of the
office with efficiency and energy, but he
alleges that many acts of the plaintiff
in connection with his office as presi
dent have not been to the interest and
advantage of said corporation, but to
its detriment and hurt, and have been
of such a nature as to meet the disap
proval, disfavor and criticism of a ma
jority of the directors and of a large
number of the shareholders and the de
fendant alleges that the said corpora
tion would have attained much greater
success but for tho said acts of the
plaintiff, (Mr. Lucas)."
It is admitted thai Mr. Lucas had
asked for a reduction of the amount of
the commission, but he also says that
he had permitted outside sales and had
made no charge against the mill com
pany. It is slated that the Milliken
agents have performed a service for
the mills, which no other selling agents
could have done. A denial ol* excessive
charges is made.
A denial is also entered of any at
tempt to interfere with Lucas' pur
chase of stock of ili<" mills, admitting
however, that the defendant had pur
chased some stock at $200 per share,
but asserts his legal right to have done
so. In this connection, the answer
charges that Lucas was not able him
self to have purchased the 500 sabres
and could only have done so by combin
ing with others, whose purpose was to
secure control of tho mills and deprive
the defendant of any and all participa
tion in the management and control.
Reference is made to the service of
the order of the court, restraining the
Milliken people from voting, and tho
answer proceeds to declare that the
proceedings of the meeting were ille
gal, lacking a majority of the stock
representation, to do any business.
It is demanded that the court order
another meeting of the stockholders to
arrange for the management of its af
fairs, and it is also asked that tho
board of directors, elected last year, be
reinstated, and that the status of tho
company be restored to what it was
preceding the reccnl mooting.
The attorneys representing Mr. Mil
liken are: Ralph K. ( arson. Simpson &
Bomnr, A. IL Joline and Dial & Todd.
j The case has boon transferred to tho
Federal court on the petition of Milli
ken's attorneys that he is a non-resi -
dent and the action involves more than
The latest move in the case is under
stood to be a motion to dissolve the in
junction. It is understood that tho pa
pers were served on yostt rday and tho
defendant's attorneys will ask for a
hearing liefere Judge Brawley at Char
leston on June 23rd.
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The only machine that
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The thread does not
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Our salesman shall be pleased
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