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A STRENUOUS REMEDY.
flow n H*rr?nt Tri?? to ? *?*? Vm m
The story bad reference te a for mar
senator of the United States who was
pent to Kusel* aa minister. There war*
various evidences In the archive* of
the legation that sobriety was not this
gentleman's especial virtu* aud among
them very many copies of notes in
which the minister, through the secre
tary of legation, excused himself from
keeping engagements at the foreign of
fice on the ground of "sudden indispo
Mr. Prince told me that one day thla
minister's valet, who was an Irish
man, came to the consulate and saM:
"Ol'll not stay with his lgsllllncy anny
longer, orvp done wld him."
"What's tho trouble now?" said Mr.
"Well," said the man, "this morning
Ol thought It was tolnio to got his
lgsllllncy out of bed, for he had been
(h onk about a week and In bed most
of the tohne, and so Ofchwont to him
ami says gentle-lolke, 'Would your lg
sllllncy have a cup of coffee?' when he
rose up nud shtruck me In the face.
On that Ol took blm by the collar, lift
ed him out of bed, took him across the
room, showed blm his ugly face in the
gloss, and Oi said to htm, says Ol, 'U
thlnt tho eyes of an Invoy extraor-r-r-r
dlnary and mlnlsther pllulpotentlar
ry?' "?From the Autobiography of An
drew D. White.
Feeding- the Bantltnara Look? Like a
When I first crawled in among the
bushes close to the nest the little
mothor darted at me aud poised a foot
from my nose, ns If to stare me out
of countenance. She looked me all
over from bond to foot twice. Then
she seemed convinced that I was harm
She whirled nnd sat on tho nest edge.
Tho bantlings opened wide their hun
gry mouths. She spread her tall like a
flicker and braced herself against the
nest side. Sho craned her neck and
drow her dnggcr-llko bill straight up
above tho nest. Sho plunged It down
the baby's thront to the hilt and start
ed n sorles of gestures that seemed
fashioned to puncture him to the toes.
Then she stabbed the other baby until
it made me shudder. It looked like the
murder of the Infants. But they were
not mangled nnd bloody. They were
getting n square men! after the usual
humming bird method of rcgnrgltatlon.
They ran out their slender tongues
to lick tho honey from their bills. How
they liked Itt Then sho Hettled down
nnd rufiled up her breast feathers to
let her babies cuddle close to her na
ked bosom. Occasionally she reached
under to caress them with whlsperlngn
of mother love.?Country Calendar.
SURE HER TOOTH WAS OUT.
Pore* of ImnuInntlon ns Bxempllled
In a Dentist'? Chair.
Dentists have a splendid opportunity
of studying the power of Imagination.
A Now York practitioner by way of Il
lustration told n reporter about one of
his wonicu patients. She entered, ac
companied by her husband, nnd, point
ing to her swollen faco, nsked the
dentist to extract the offending tooth.
He placed her In the chair nnd, taking
tho small hand glass which dentists
use, put It Into her mouth for the pur
pose of examining tho molar which
was to bo extracted.
Tho glass bad no sooner touched the
tooth than Hhe uttered a frightful
scream and, bouncing out of the chair,
rushed out Into tho waiting room, cry
ing thnt her Jaw was broken. The
united efforts of her husband nnd the
dentist were for some time unable to
persuade her that the tooth was not
extracted nnd thot she could not pos
sibly have been hin t. After examining
her mouth with the aid of a glasa she
finally became convinced that the tooth
was Bttll In Its place. Taking her seat
In the chair again, she submitted to the
operation of extracting the tooth with
out a murmur aud expressed her sur
prise that the pain was so slight.
Scldlltx Powders In Hlnm.
Salo of setdlltz powders Is prohibited
In Slam. Sonio fifty years ago Phra
Mongkut, the thon ruling emperor,
bought a box of seldlltz powderti from
n trader missionary, and, misinterpret
ing tho Instructions on tho ltd, mixed
tho six blue papered powders into one
tumbler of water and tho six white
papered ones Into another. Then he
proceeded to swallow the resultant de
coctions, ono after the other, The re
sult to the monarch may bo laaagined.
In consequence of this the further aale
of the remedy In question was prohibit
ed?a prohibition which ?tili remains In
Proof rrl OrlarlnalKr.
"Yes," remarked Mrs. Upttsrtla,
"that picture Is an original Raphael.
Husband hod beard bo much about
counterfeit Raphaels that he not only
rrdered this from an artist upon whom
..e could depend, but he went so far aa
to go to tho studio every day while it
was being painted, so you can take my
word for It that this Is a real original
Per Their First Pew Months They
i.Ivo In Wicker Desk***.
7.title Laplanders spend the first few
months of their existence In baskets of
wlekorwork provided at tho top with *
conical framework too close for the ba
by to fall through and yet giving the
infant plenty of light and air.
llefore commencing her work for the
day the Lapp mother places her child
Jn the bAskot nnd hangs It on tho limb
of some nearby tree, occupation being
found for the little one by stringing
?toys upon n cord passed across the top
of the basket.
Thus" provided, the child spends the
entire day In the open and yet at the
same time Ih guarded from the troubles
and dangers of outdoor child life In
The basket idea curiously parallels
Die Indian Idea of strapping the pn
pooso Info a carrying rase, but the
Lapp baby has the advantage over Its
Indian fellow III that Its limbs are un
conflned nnd a cortnlll amount of lil>or
ty of movement Is afforded.
Tho child is carried from place to
place in Di?' unmo Im kcr, the cord by
Which It Is attached Id a tree being
slung over Die shoulder,
Statistics show startling mortality,
from appendicitis and peritonitis. To
prevent and cure these awful diseases,
there Is iust one reliable remedy, Dr,
King's New Life Pills. M. Flannery, of
14 Custom House Place. Chicago, says:
"They have no equal lor Constipation
and Biliousness.(' 26 cents at Laurens
DSKg Co. and Pahr.ettc Drug Co.
CAN YOU 80LVE THISf
A Problem That Itruii Httuplr, hat
That Will Invite DlacOMlon.
How much greater than throe-fourths
At first sight It seems an easy ques
tion, hut put It to your arithmetical
friends and you will probably find tbnt
It will divide them into two parties,
one contending that the answer Is ouc
fourth and the other as positively af
firming that It Is ono-thlrd, while both
will bt ready to prove the accuracy of
their respective solutions.
The party of the first part (to use a
legal phrase) may argue their point In
Fire shillings is the fourth part of a
pound. If you have 15 shillings, or
three-fourths of a pound, and some
body gives you another fourth part you
have a sovereign?ergo, your four
fourths is one-fourth greater thnn
But this will not suit the othor party
at all, and they will proceed scornfully
to point out that tho argument Is all
wrong, since If you havo 15 shillings
and somebody Is generous enough to
add 5 shillings to It the donor Is on
ly giving you one-third of the amount
you already possoss (5 times 8 oqunls
15), thereforo your sovereign is only
one-third more than your 15 shillings.
It is a pretty problem, and expert
accountants havo been known to wran
gle over It for hours.?London Answers.
Tht Wt?r Long; Ton?ncd Ueen Bared
A clerk In the department of agricul
"Bo you think that sclentlflo farming
Is a bluff? You demand some Illustra
tions of the good that Is accomplished
by tho scientific method? Very well.
"When clover was first Introduced
Into Australia It grow there beautiful
ly, hut It never seeded. The soil was
all right. The climate was all right.
What, then, was the trouble?
"A scientist studied the matter, and
this is what he found:
"He found that the native Australian
bees bad tongues too short to reach
the clover's pollen forming organs.
These organs In red clover are hidden
deeply In the heart of the tuhellko
petals and they can only be fertilized
by the long tongued bumblebee. If
red clover Is not visited by bumblo
bees, who bear tho golden pollen
grains from one blossom to another, It
nerer seeds?It cannot be grown. Tho
scientist, aware of the fact, soon put
his finger on the barren Australian clo
ver's trouble. Ho Imported a lot of
long toRjoe/ bumblebees. These boos '
flourished, and Immediately Australian
Hover, which had promised to be a
failure, became one of the country's
richest and finest crops." ? Chicago
GOLDFISH IN JAPAN.
The Demand For Them Appears to
Be Almost Without Limit.
Although the goldfish occurs In a
wild state In Japan, It Is probable that
China some 400 years ago furnished
the stock from which the wonderful
varieties of Japaneso goldfish have
been bred. It Is reported that In feudal
days, even when famlno was abroad In
tho luud and mauy people were starv
ing, the trade In goldfish was nourish
The demaud at present appears '.o be
without limit, and tho output shows a
substantial lncreaso oach year. Mauy
thousand people niako a living by grow
ing goldfish for market, and hundreds
of peddlers carry tho fish through the
streets and along the country roads In
wooden tubs suspended from a shoul
Tho leading goldfish centei Is Korl
yaina, near the ancient capita* of Num.
Hera are 850 Independent broiling es
tablishments, whose yearly product
runs far Into the millions. Ono farm
which I visited was stnrtod 140 years
ago. At first It was conducted merely
fOJ? the pleasure of the owner, but it
eventually beenme a commercial enter
prise nnd Is now very profitable.?Na
tional Geographie Magr.zlne.
The social grosbeeks of Booth Africa
live In large societies. They select a
tree of considerable bIzo and I'tornlly
cover It with grass roof, under which ,
their common dwelling ih constructed.
Tho r.k>f serves the double purpose of
keeping off the heat and the rain, aud
'100 or 500 pairs of birds are known to
havo the same shelter. The nests In
this aerial dwelling are built In regu
lar streets and closely resemblo rows
of tenement houses.
Australia has a postoffice named
Talking Hock. Tho origin of tho name
Is thus stated: Borne ono discovered In
tho vicinity a largo stone upon which
had been painted the words, "Turn mo
over." It required considerable strength
to accomplish this, and when It was
done the command, "Now turn me
back nnd let me fool some one else,",
was found painted on tho underside of
The i.tKtitntnn Cure.
"Here's n story of a man who was
cured of rheumatism by being struck
"I'll risk de rheumatism every time,"
said Brother Dickey. "I don't want no
doctor what's e* quick er, dat!" -Atlan
"What's Pievens doing now?"
"But I was told he was holding t
government position." ,
"Ho Is."- -Milwaukee Sentinel.
Bncourageiuent after censuro Is as
the sun after a shower.?Oc-othe.
Strikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health strikes the
hidden rocks of Consumption, Pneu
monia, etc., you are lost, if you don't
get help from Dr. King's Now Discov
ery for Consumpton. J. W. McKinnon,
of Talladega Springs. Ala., writes: "I
had been very ill with Pneumonia, un
der the care of two doctors, but was
getting no better when I began to take
Dr. King's New Discovery. The first
dose gave relief and one bottle cured
me." Sure cure for sore throat, bron
chitis, coughs and colds'. Guaranteed
at Laurens Drug (Jo. and Palmetto
Drug Co. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
Trial bottles free.
Beam th? I"6 Kind You Havn Mwaw fmfp
All persons holding claims against the
estate of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased,
are required to present the same within
one month from this date, to the under
signed. F. M. Fuller and
A. P. Fuller, as execu
tors of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased.
September 8th, 1905.
Iaetdente In the Life of ThU
Noted Knatllah Kop.
'Ad English paper prints n number of
stories of Beau Brummel, Home of
which perhaps are not generally
known. At the Pavilion, at Brighton,
ho ordered the footman to empty his
snuffbox Into the fire because n bishop
had taken a pinch unasked. A man
whom ho had met at dluuer offered
him a lift In his carriage to Lady Jer
sey's ball. "Thank you exceedingly,"
said the Beau, "but how are you to go?
You would not like to get up beblud,
and I cannot be seen in tho sarao car
rlngo with you." He mado no secret
of his humble birth and when aekod
about his parents declared that "the
poor old creatures both cut their
throats years ago eating peas with a
knlfo." Once at least Brununel met
his match. He was playing hazard at
Brooks', when a well known alderman,
a brower, was one of the parly.
"Come, Mashtub," said Brummol, who
was the caster, "what's your sot?"
"Twenty-five guineas," was the reply.
"Well, thon, have at the mayor's pony,"
said Brummel, who proceeded to cast,
and by a ruu of luck won tho stnko
twelve times In succession, rocketing
tho money, ho thanked the brewer und
promised that in futuro ho would drink
no one's porter but his. "I wish, wir,"
replied the brewer, "that every other
blackguard In London would tell me
AN AID TO HEARING.
Opr.* OImw*? Help the Bin nn Well
na the Bjhi.
"Hurry them along, please," Bald the
woman customer as eho left a pair of
opera glasses for repairs at a Chest
nut street store. "I can't hear well at
tho theater without them."
Another customer who W08 waiting
smiled when the woman left at her ap
parent mistake. "She meant sho could
not see," he observed.
"No," rejoined the optician; "she
meant Just what she said. Opera
glasses are an aid to hearing as well
as to sight. You can prove It any tlnio
yon are seated well toward the rear In
a theater by training the glasses on a
singer. As long as you keop tho singer
under scrutiny with tho glasses you
will be able to follow tho words of the
aong with ease. Drop the glasses and
you will notice a difference. It will
require moro or lees of a strain to
catch the enunciation distinctly.
"By the use of opera glasses a the
ater patron Is onabled to note distinct
ly every movement of a singer's lips,
ami the unconscious 'lip rending' great
ly aids tho sense of hearing. If you
ever attend a public meeting where it
In impossible to get close to the speak
ers provide yourself with opera glasses,
and you will be surprised how greatly
they will aid you In hearing."?Phila
CHANGING THE SUBJECT.
Wlint Lincoln BmI<1 Wlieu Hnrvcy
Ended a Two llourn* TnlV.
The late Hon. Charles \V. Slack told
the following of the Hon. Peter Har
vey, the friend and biographer of Dan
Mr. Harvoy was a large man with a
small voice and that pomposity of man
ner that many very diffident men pos
sess. Above everything he valued und
prided himself upon his friendship with
the "great expounder."
The flret year of the War of tho Ilo
belllon he went to Washington, and on
bis return was asked how he liked
"Well," he said, "Mr. Lincoln Is n
very singular man. I went on to seo
him, and told him that I had been an
intimate personal friend of Daulei
Webster; that I had talked with hlui
so much on the affairs of the country
that I felt perfectly confident I could
tell him exactly what Mr. Webster
would advise In tho proseut crisis, and
thereupon I talked to Lincoln for two
solid hours, telling him Just what he
should do and what ho should uot do,
and, will you bollove it, sir, when I got
through all Mr. Lincoln raid was, as he
clapped his hand on my leg, 'Mr. Har
vey, what a tremendous great en If you
hnvo got.' "- Boston Herald.
Hnrd on Norah.
Scene: Tne Wilsons' dining room.
Norah, the slovenly cook, puts her
head In at tho door.
Norah ? Plaze, ma'am, will yo be
afther telllu' me whin I'm to know
whether th' puddln's baked or not?
Mrs. Wilson?Stiok a knlfo Into tho
middle of it, and If tho knlfo comes
out clean the pudding Is ready to send
to the table.
Mr. Wilson?And, Norah, If it does
come out clean stick all the rest of tho
knives In the house Into the pudding.?
Woman's Home Companion.
The Brio it In Ilia lint.
"Shorry I'm aho late, m' dear," be
gan Dingle apologetically, "but shome
fresh Jokers stopped me an' wouldn'
"Indeed ?" Interrupted his wife. "Why
didn't you take the brick out of your
hat and hit them with it?"- -Philadel
Be Not II nah.
One need not thrust his hand Into a
raging furnaoe even though ho knows
that a precious Jewel lies therein. Ho
may be patient until the flames aro
?pent.?From "The Bishop's Niece," by
George H. Picard.
Wife?I see by this popor that tho
average family has four and soven
tenths persons. Husband-1 suppose
I'm the seven-tenths In this fumllyl
Wit should be used as a shield for
defense rathor than as a sword to
The Oriarinwi Pr?mie?,
African pygmies arc about four foot
to four feet three nnd a hah* Inches
high. To be In harmony with their
name, however, they should measure
only thirteen and n half Inches In
height. For the original pygmnel,
whom Homer believed to live far to tho
south and who were warred upon by
cranes nnd whom Herodotus knew to
exist In Africa, were named after the
Oreek measure "pygme," literally a
flst. This was supposed lo he tho db
tanee from the elbow to the knuckle
reckoned at eighteen "dftctyll," or flu
gern, equal to thirteen and a ball
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of Honey
Grove, Texas, nearly met his Waterloo,
from Liver and Kidney trouble. In a
recent letter, he says; "I was nearly
dead of these complaints, and although
I tried my family doctor, he did me no
good; so I got a 50 cents bottle of your
freat Electric Bitters, which cured* me.
consider them the best medicine on
earth, and thank God who gave you
the knowedge to make them." Sold
and guaranteed to cure Dyspepsia, Pdl
iousness and Kidney Disease, by
[The Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
Drug Co. at 60 cent* a bottle.
We Send Greeting
At the opening of the Fall Shoe season we send greet
ing to all our friends.
We take pleasure in announcing that we are now
ready for Fall and Winter business.
We invite everybody to call to see the new styles in
Men's, Women's and Children's Footwear.
We are showing the best that's made, and there's not
a skip any where in the completeness of our lines.
Come in any day just to look at the New Shoes.
Needn't buy a thing?just look.
THE SHOE MAN
tlw" ints nuts
1905 FALL 1905
DRESS GOODS, NECKWEAR, \
LADIES' CLOAKS, SKIRTS, \
Friday, September 29th. \
Every Lady in the City and County is Cordially Invited ]
to be'present. I
THE HUB I
HOLD YOUR COTTON FOR
Minimum Price fixed by Farmers
Store your Cotton in the Merchants and Farmers
Warehouse, and the BANK OF LAURENS will make
liberal advances on Warehouse Receipts.
The Bank of Laurens
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
Notice to Planters
At this season of the year all eyes aro turned
to sowinpf, for therein lies the success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
mako a Jjood crop, hence we have expended
every effort to secure the best that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that wo are
justly proud of and can reconmmend, such as
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rape, Lucerne, Vetches
Red Rust Proof Oats, and Red and Crimson
Clover, and also a great variety Garden Seeds
If you want seed that will yield results and
increase your Bank account, try these.
PRICES are right for small
or larfvc buyers at
For the c CA Per
Winter at 3>&*D\J Ton.
This is the Famous
Regal Block Coal,
and we advise you
to buy before an ad
vance in price.
CLARY, ADAMS & CO.
Dr. H. T. Ball,
Will be in Office Every Day
Room No. 2 Cannon Building.
Fountain Inn, - - - S. C.
Are Wearing the
If you will give our Domes
tic Finish a fair and impar
tial trial you will never be
guilty of wearing anything
that looks like "gloss" again.
Insist on your next l >undle be
ing Domestic and send it to
Laurens, South Carolina
Just Listen to This!
The bird says of all tho paints 1 over
saw or used there none su
good as tho
for good looks ;iiul reasonable price.
Let mo show you why. See
T. R. PITTS,
Clinton, S. C.
I "Turn Drudgery
I Into Pastime"
Ii Wheeler & Wilson
I Sewing Machine
\ j Number 9
) The lightest running
machine in the world.
I The Simplest
Sewing Machine made.
The easiest to manwgc
and least liable to get
out of order. Cannot
start in the wrong direc
tion, and is the only lock
stitch machine so made,
The only machine that
has a needle that cannot
be set the wrong way.
Does not oil the work.
The thread docs not
come in contact with
oiled parts, which is not
true of othel machines.
I Our .salesman shall be pleased
j, to call and show you more fully.
? A postal card will bring him
?I with a machine to you at once.
! CHAS. OAKLEY, Salesman
|i ]>ox 91. I?auicns, S. C.
C. N. & I/. Railroad Co.
Schedule ln? ffect Novombor 2Ut, 1004;
No. .7.2 Nu. 21 No. *5
PaMeaffor Mixed ox- Prolahtox-?
Daily copl Sim- copl .Sun
LvColumbia II 10 am Rlfi pm i 00 n m
> . ar Nowberry 12 30 p ni 7 03 i> ni in a ni
? ; ar Clinton I 22 i> m s i j p ni ?'? 2 ? n i"
' nr Laurena 1 12 i> m 84S p "< 0 00 am
M No, .'?:! No. 22 No. 81
j LV Laurens 2 02 pm 7 00 nni S 20 i> m
J nr Clinton 2 22 p ni 7 30 a in 0 00 l> n)
/ i ?r Nowlsorry 3lo pni B3S am 7 03 pm
? nr Columbia | lit pm 10 30am 016 i> m
? I c. II, OASOUK, AK*nt
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law
L.AUUKNS, S. C.