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Other Local Happenings.
Mr. C. E. Gray of Union is in the
Mr. Howard McCravy spent yesterday
in the city. He has been in the United
States navy for the last seven years,
his enlistment having expired only a
few days ago.
Midshipman Haskcll Dial of the
United States Naval Academy who has
been spending his vacation at home,
went to Washington la it Friday for the
annual banquet which was attended by
200 young men of the Academy.
Rev. Robert Adams of the First Pres
byterian church, Mr. W. J. Copeland of
Rocky Springs, Dr. and Mrs. D. R. An
derson of Fairviow and Rev. T. B.
Craig of Fountain Inn, left here yester
day for Synod which is in session at
Miss May Madden, of Madden, was in
the city Tuesday returning from Bethel,
Greenville county, where she has been
teaching for the past three months.
After a week's vacation Miss Madden
will take charge of a nice school at Old
The State Fair.
The State Fair opens next Tuesday,
the 24th. The people are promised a
better show, better accommodations,
everything better this year and no
doubt unusually large crowds will flock
to the capital city next week.
The People's Bank Building.
The brick work on the People's Bank
building was practically finished on yes
terday and the roof will be put on imme
diately. Upon its completion The Peo
ple's Loan and Exchange Bank will be
occupying most elegant quarters.
Death of Mrs. Lockwood.
Mrs. L?he Wingo Lockwood, wife of
Mr. P. B. Lockwood, died in Greenville,
Sunday, Oct. 8, after a few week's ill
ness. The body was taken to Wellford ,
Mrs. Lockwood's former home, for
burial on Monday. Mrs. Lockwood was
a Miss Anderson of this county and was
a most excellent lady.
Farmers Busy Sowing Oats Since the
TYLERS VI LLE, Oct. 15th. ? We had a
nice rain last Tuesday and the farmers
have been busy sowing oats since.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Chancy visited
at Alma Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Fannie Harmon and Pearl
Sanders were in Laurcns Saturday.
Mr. Willie Poolc and family visited
Mr. Geo. Clardy's family Saturday.
We regretted to hear of the death of
Mrs. Stacy Clardy which occurred in
Laurens last Thursday.
The protracted meeting was post
poned from Second Sunday to First
Sunday in November at Langston's
Prayer meeting is held at Bethany
every Sunday night, beginning at 8
Qnite a number went to the Fair
Thursday at Woodruff. Among the
number being Messrs Johnie Harmon,
Bluford Blakeley, Geo. Little, Bobie
Gcnnings and Edgar Donnan; Misses
Pearl Sanders, Fannie Harmon, Mattie
and Emma Donnon, Mr. and Mrs. Ern
'Tis Autumn, and all nature around
Seems to exclaim there is a God.
Those lovely robes that once were found
Are under foot are being trod.
Our lives are like the passing year.
Spring we are bright, happy andgay;
Through summer storms our barks we
And Autumn wafts our souls away.
Mid wintry winds and stormy blast
We sleep beneath the chilling sod.
Unlike nature we are not reaped in
Our souls are with our God.
The 11 i'm .... rianil.
"Before wo were married you once
nsked mo If I enjoyed a brass band."
"Y-ycH, perhaps I did."
"You did. And I said yes. But It
reo in 8 I misunderstood you, George.
My wedding ring Is making a black
mark on my finger."
"I ! !"?Cleveland leader.
We can please you in price and style.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Your money goes back if the shoes
go wrong. Copeland.
Take a look at our $1.65 Rocker ad
vertised in this issue.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Don't miss us for your millinery.
We have a big stock, and our prices
are right. Davis. Roper & Co.
Put on a pair of our Shoes and the
sale is made. Copeland.
Come and see the beautiful line of
fancy China as advertised in this issue.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
27-inch changeable silk, worth $1.00
everywhere, ours75c; Come and see it,
and if you don't say that this is correct
we don't want you to buy it.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Our prices never empty your purse.
What Jdo you think of our 98 cents
lamp advertised in this issue?
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
You should buy your shoes of us. We
are sole agents for the best lines made
in America. Tho H. C. Godman in me
dium and low prices, and Zeigler Bros.,
Drew Selbyand Queen Quality in ladies'
fine shoes and Stetson and Crossett's
for men at $2.50 to $5.00.
Davis, Roper & Co.
WANTED- At once several cords of
;ood dry pine wood. L. B. Blackwell,
Advertiser Office, Laurens, S. C.
While visiting the Schools, as required,
by law, persons having business with
me will find me in the office on Satur
days of each week until further notice.
R. W. NASH,
County Supt. of Ed. Laurens Co.
FAIR HOME EVENT
As stated last week the ladies have
decided upon Thursday and Friday, No
vember 2 and 3, as the days for the
Chrysanthemum Fair. The Fair lasts
two days, but the Association proposes
to make the first day especially at
tractive and the ladies of the county as
well as those of the city are most cor
dially urged to attend. This is to be
"Old Home Day", an occasion for you
to meet and enjoy the day with old ac
quaii tances and friends. Come and
contribute to the success of Laurens
gala event. As usual there will be all
sorts of pretty things in addition to
the Chrysanthemums to interest the
visitors. And another thing to remem
ber, elegant 26 cents dinners and sup
pers will be served on both days.
Two premiums will be given?one for
the best and largest single chrysanthe
mum out of a collection of twelve, and
one for the best collection of twelve.
Thoughts for Farmers.
A farmer asked why wheat could
not be made to grow like it once did on
land on winch the brush was burned.
He was informed that brush heapa
were on fresh land that had an abun
dance of humas that afforded nitrogen.
The a; lies furnished potash. All the
element*"of the plant food were abun
dant. Not so with the lands cleared
once and run in hoed crops continuously.
He then asked for some formulas for
small grain. In answering his question
we propose to answer for a thousand
farmers who wish the same informa
tion. Consider what wheat draws from
the soil. One bushel with the straw
will require 1 3-4 pounds of nitrogen,
two-thirds of a pound of phosphoric
acid, and 1 1-4 pounds of potash. Or
take Jit this way: 35 bushels of wheat
will require 59 pounds of phosphoric
acid and 31 pounds of potash. If the
farmer knew how much or less these
elements his worn lands contained he
could supply the deficiency. Suppose
the land without fertilizer, would make
six to eight bushels to the acre and he
desired to add ten bushels to the yield
per acre. He could take either of the
25 bushels of cotton seed.
150 pounds of phosphate.
150 pounds of kainit.
200 pounds of cotton seed meal.
150 pounds of phosphate.
150 pounds of kainit.
2000 pounds of pulverized cotton seed
100 pounds of phosphate.
100 pounds of kainit.
Any farmer can buy these ingre
dients and do his own mixing and save
from $2.50 to $4.00 on the ton. To ei
ther of the above 50 to 75 pounds of
nitrate of soda should be added in March
and followed by a wecder or smoothing
harrow. If the land has been improved
and the soil is 8 to 10 inches deep, the
above quantities may be doubled with
good results. If the wheat does not re
quire all the fertilizer, the pea crop
will take it in the following summer.
FORMULAS FOH OATS.
Sixty bushels of oats will take from
the land 55 pounds of nitrogen, 62
pounds of i>otash and 22 pounds of
phosphoric acid. They require twice as
much potash as wheat. The formulas
for wheat will suit oats by putting in
double the quantity of kainit, or the
following mixtures will increase the
yield of oats 15 to 20 bushels to the
20 bushels of cotton seed meal.
100 pounds of phosphate.
200 pounds of kainit.
200 pounds of cotton seed meal.
100 pounds of phosphate.
200 pounds of kainit.
If a mixed fertilizer is bought for
oats, get one that will analyze 3 per
cent, of ammonia, 5 per cent of phos
phoric acid, and 7 per cent of potash.
If the oats are not dark green and
luxuriant in March, add 50 to 75 pounds
of soda, and run the weeder or harrow
over them. If one has no wheat drill
the grain may be put in the old fash
ioned way with plows or with a cuta
way harrow. Oats sown in the fall
should be put in with the oat drill, the
open furrow system and in this climate
they will stand and winter.?Charles
Petty in Progressive Farmer.
Critical i.onric Fuller..
Sherlock Holmes had a favorite dic
tum "Elimiunto the Impossible, ami
what Is left, however Improbable, must
be the truth." TON was not at all In
accordance with the saying of victor
Hugo: '?Nothing Is so Imminent n:< the
Impossible. What must lie always
forcsccil Is the unforeseen." Most of
us will agree, from experience, with
Hugo rather than with Hohnes. The
Impossible does happen, When "Mercy
Pltllbrlck's choice" was published In
the "So Name" series the critics were
agreed thnt It seemed to he written by
Helen Hunt Jackson. But, as those
who knew hor love for flowers and ac
quaintance with nature also pointed
out, she could not he the author, for
there were aevern.1 glaring mistakes In
the naming ami placing of blossoms In
the story. Yet, as was afterward dis
closed, she did write It. Mo all the
theorizing went for nothln r.
Lord, let me make this rule:
To think of life as school,
And try my best
To stand each test,
And do my work,
And nothing shirk.
Should someone else outshine
This dullard head of mine,
Should I he sad?
I will be glad,
To do my best
Is thy behest.
If weary with my book
I cast a wistful look
Where posies grow,
Oh, let me know
That flowers within
Are best to win.
These lessons thou dost give
To teach me how to live,
To do, to bear,
To get and share,
To work and play
And trust alway.
What though I may not ask
To choose my daily task?
Thou hast decreed
To meet my need.
What please thee,
That shall please me.
A LAND OF WONDERS.
Some of the ?Jnrer Thlivnra That Ar?
<o Be Found Im Koren.
Throe scientists, two from America
and the other from Britain, are re
ported to have spent several months lu
Korea trying to elucidate tho wonders
of that strange land.
The wonders In question consist of a
hot mineral spring which Is supposed
to heal anything from a cut to a can
cer; two springs so arranged that
when one is full tho other is empty: a
cavern in the mountains In which a
cold, piercing wind rages perpetually;
a lurge grove of pine trees which will
sprout again directly they are cut
down; a stone which llonts In space,
and, lust, hut not least, a rock which
gives forth great heat however cold
tho weather might ho.
The scientists studied the springs first
of all and, failing to understand them,
turned their attention to the wonder
ful cavern. The moment they entered
the Ulterior they were almost blown
off their feet, and, although they adopt
ed all manner of dodges to Und the
origin of tho wind, they hud to return
to the open sndder but not wiser men.
They next walked into the grove of
pine trees, known as tho "Ineradicable
forest," and here again they were
stumped. They destroyed several of
the trees by Are during fbe night, and
next morning they were regrowlng
strongly out of the very ashes!
The fifth wonder of Korea, the float
ing stone, In honor of which a temple
has been built, tried the scientists'
patience to a maddening degree.
This stone, to all appearance, rests
on the ground, yet when two of the
men stood upon it, one on each side,
the third was able to draw a thick
string underneath without encounter
ing auy obstacle. Why, they were
never able to discover.
The warm rock, the last wonder, also
puzzled their brains. Tills rock Is
really an Immense stone, on the top of
which a small inn lias been erected.
The building requires no fires for heat
ing purposes either lu winter or sum
mer, for the rock Always keeps it
The scientists Jumped to the conclu
sion that the stone was situated over
an underground volcano which still
had life In It, but on taking soundings
they found thnt they were mistaken.
There was no natural furnace below;
Indeed, the ground was quite cold, If
not a trifle damp.?Pearson's Weekly.
Nerve and Xervona.
A celebrated English surgeon assorts
that tho Japanese "have no nervous
system" and that ?'nerves," as west
ern nations know the term, Is untrans
latable lu Japan. This Invites a refer
ence to the significant history of the
words "nerve" and "nervous." A
"nerve," by derivation from Greek and
Latin and by earlier English use. Is
really a sinew. When Pope speaks of
"nervous arms" he means exactly the
"brawny arms" of the village blnek
smltb, and this sense survives meta
phorically in a "nervous style of writ
Ing," which Is very different from a
"neurotic" one. Shakespeare used
"nervy" In the same sense. But now
thnt "nerves" no langer mean sinews
"nervous" in the common use has al
most reversed Its old meaning. In Dr.
Johnson's time "nervous" in the mod
ern sense was still only "medical cant."
Now men of "nerve" arc very different
from men of "nerves."
A Lunfftmg?? I.enaon.
Beautiful is an adjective applied
chiefly to brides, heroines of novels and
Indies In distress. It is employed prin
cipally by society editors, novelists,
newspaper reporters and poets and
holds Its nge and shape well in splto of
constant activity and ovorwork. The
only novelist who never used the word
was Rhoda Hroughton. Her heroine
Belinda was green eyed, freckled and
cantankerous and is tho only unbeauti
ful heroine on record, Just as the count
In Wilkle CVdllns' "The Woman In
White" is the only fat villain. The only
poet who has never used it is .Swin
burne. He always compares his hero
ines to serpents, they are so wiso and
sinuous. The society editor or newspa
per reporter who has never worked It
to a silvery edge does not live, contrary
to the rules of the Society For the
Prevention of Cruelty to Inoffensive
Adjectives.?St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
How to Senl Letter?.
It is often very desirable to know
how to seal a letter so that It cannot
be opened without betraying the fact.
Steam or hot water will open envelopes
closed with'luucllage and even a wafer.
A hot iron or a spirit lamp dissolves
sealing wax, an Impression in plauter
having been taken of the seal. By the
combined use of wafer and Healing
Wax, however, all attempts to open the
letter otherwise than by force can be
frustrated. All thnt Is neeessury Is to
close the letter first with a small moist
wafer and to pierce the latter with a
coarse needle (the same applies to mu
cilage), whereupon sealing wax may be
used in the usual manner. This seal
can neither be opened by dry heat nor
by moisture. Chicago News.
MnkliiK it i ii n .i.
Four things aro required to make a
good lawn time, soil, climate and In
telligent labor. In England fin*?- have
ii saying that It requires 1<><? years to
make a lawn and 200 years to make a
good lawn. In this country, where we
are trying to make suburban homes
while you wait and where a month or
two seeins a very long time, people are
too Impatient. It speaks well for (heir
Mio I lit 1mm thnt they want lawns ns soon
as they move Into their houses, but
they are really expecting too much. At
the very best It requires no less than
three years to make a presentable
lawn and five or ten years to make
what we uncritical Americans call a
good lawn. Garden Magazine,
Gave Hltnaelf A ivny.
Detective Captain?How did you
manage to spot the thief through his
woman's disguise? Detective?I saw
him sit down and noticed that he gave
his skirt a hitch with both hands, ns If
to keej) It from bagging at tho knees.
Then I grabb-d htm.?Washington Star.
An I'ndeserveri Itnpntntlon.
Magistrate - Yon nre charged with
plnyliiM cards for money. What have
you to say? Prisoner The charge is
false, your honor. It was fbe other foi
low that played cards for money,
Generosity often < h n. hv.nds wPI:
extravagance, while economy bouh
times walks hhouldor to shoulder w.o
A Daredevil Ride
Often ends in a sad accident. To heal
accidental injuries, use Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve. "A deep wound in my
foot, from an accident" writes Theo
dore Schuele, of Columbus, O., "caused
me great pain. Physicians were help
less, but Bucklen's Arnica Salve quickly
healed it." Soothes and heals burns
like magic. 25 cents at Laurcns Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
SOME FAMOUS TALES
HOW THE IDEAS FOR THEM WERE
BORN IN THEIR AUTHORS.
The Man Who Gave Stevenson til*
InnnlraHon Kor "Jekyll nnd Mr de."
Ilnvr Dieken? Dlirovrrrd ??Oliver
TttIr?" and "Kleholan M?-U1< t>v."
Aniorg weird fiction there nre few
novels to compote with "The Strange
Story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,"
and (he story of Its Inception Is almost
as strange as the work itself, says the
?t. I.ouls C lobe-Democrat.
Stevenson, It appears, had dealings
with a man named Samuel Creggun
aud did not like him. "lie's a man
who trades on the BnoiU*!," averred
the novelist. "Ho receives you with
Samuel's smile on his face, but every
now aud then you catch a glimpse of
the Cr egg Alt peeping out like a white
ferret. Creggnn's the real man; Sam
uel's only superficial."
This was what gave Stevwnson the
first Idea for the dual personality of
Jekyll aud Hyde, but lie did not boplu
One night, however, Mrs. Stevenson,
awakened by cries of horror from her
husband, and thinking that he had a
nightmare, aroused hltu. He was quite
"Why did you wake me?" he asked.
"I was dreaming a fine hogy tale."
He got up at once and began writing
in a sort of fever. His biographer, Mr.
Oshourne, says that it Is doubtful
whether the first draft took him as
long as three days.
"Treasure Island," by tho same au
thor, had a beginning almost equally
One day Itohert Louis Stevenson was
playing with a box of water colors
belonging to his stepson, and Idly drew
and colored a map of an Imaginary
island. To quote his own words:
"It was elaborately und, I thought,
beautifully colored; the shape of It
took my fancy beyond expression; It
contained harbors that pleased nie like
sonnets, aud. with the unconsciousness
of the predestined, I ticketed it 'Treas
ure Island.' The next thing I knew I
had some paper before me and was
writing out a list of chapters."
The upshot was that for the next
fifteen days Stevenson wrote like one
possessed, turning out a chapter a day.
Then he lost hold, and It was weeks
before the inspiration came again, but
when It did "Treasure Island" flowed
from him "like smalt talk," and ran
serially in a children's paper.
To go back a good many years,
stories attach to almost every ono of
Charles Dickens' novels.
Soon after the "IMckwIck Papers"
had made? their amazing success,
Dickens happened to visit the studio
of George Crulkshank, and there was
shown some drawings of the career of
a London thief.
Among these was a sketch of Pagiu's
den and a picture of Rill Slkes.
Dickens was at the time engaged upou
the idea of a workhouse story, and the
result of this chance visit wua "Oliver
Twist," as it was soon afterward pub
As for "Nicholas Nlekleby," there
does not seem much doubt that the
great novelist conceived the idea of
Dotheboys Hall from the advertise
ment of Mr. Simpson's academy,
Wooden Croft h>dgo, Yorkshire, which
he saw in an old copy of the Times.
Tho famous Captain Kettle, the most
popular creation of Cutcllffo Hyue,
was originally n character in a com
paratively little known story by the
Mr. Hyne, who nt the time had hard
ly got his foot on the ladder of fame,
took the story to a well known London
editor ami publisher. After criticising
the yarn In rather merciless fashion,
the editor said:
"All the same, the little sea captain is
your best character, and you ought to
be able to do something with him. Why
uot make him the hero of a series ef
Fergus Hume has told the story of
how he came to write '?The Mystery of
a Hansom cab." lie was in Melbourne
at the time, and in financial straits, for
he had entirely failed tj dispose of a
play to which he had given much time.
lie thought he might do better with
a book, but the question was, "What
sort of book?" After some considera
tion he went to the lending Melbourne
llbrarluu and nsked thN question,
"What books do yon find sell best?"
"Detective stories," was the prompt
reply, "especially those of Caborlau."
Mr. Hume had not then read any (<a
borlau, hut he wasted no time hi re
pairing the omission aud bought a com
plete edition of his works.
The result was the story which mado
i his reputation nnd the seventy novels
whh h succeeded it. Fergus Hume, It
I may he mentioned, Is credited with
! having turned out a CSO,<x>o word book
In a week.
J?>y Is one of tin' greatest germ kill
ers in existence. It Is a positive ra
diant force, Irreslstlhle nnd compelling,
before which all discouragements and
Ills go down In utter defeat. A good
dose of Joy will do more for you than
! any tonic or medicine you can name.
Whore iRnornnce In 1111??.
A well known physician ha? observed
that the best thing that can happen to
a man with diabetes Is not to And It
out, and Hie same might be said with
Rome Justice of a number of diseases. -
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Offer to Refund Money if Hyomci Docs
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ITo the Editor of The Advertiser:
We have been asked recently if the
advertisements printed in your col
umns regarding Hyomci were true,
svherc we offer to refund the money if
this treatment does not cure catarrh.
We wish you would please print this
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any purchaser of a Hyomei outfit if it
;loes not cure catarrh.
This outfit consists of an inhaler of a
convenient size to be carried in the vest
pocket so that the user can breathe
Hyomci four or five times daily. With
ibis is included a medicine dropper and
a bottle of Hyomei. The outfit sells for
$1.00 and is a most economical treat
1 ment for the inhaler lasts a lifetime
and there is enough Hyomei for several
weeks' use, while extra bottles can be
obtained for 50 cents.
We trust this letter will settle any
loubts that may have arisen as to our
willingness to refund the money for a
Hyomei outfit, in ense the purchaser is
not perfectly satisfied.
We wish to say emphatically that our
juarantee on Hyomei holds good, and
we will refund the money to any dis
satisfied purchaser who simply states
that he has used the treatment accord
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Laurf.nb Drug Co.
Hott tho Prcildcnt Wo? m Umu?
?halc* FrtM mn Ant??ronl?t.
In the spring; of 1801 George D.
Wise of Virginia and two other, young
southerners, on* of whom stood six
feet four, were attending school In
Washington. The morning the news of
the firing on Fort Su inter reached
them they decided that It was their
duty to return at once to Richmond,
their home, nud enlist In the southern
cause. As Mr. Lincoln wan to give a
public reception that night, young
Wise proposed thnt they attend, to see
what sort of man the president really
"No," said the tall fellow. "I for one
won't go near the rascal."
"Hut," urged the third youth, who at
once fell In with the suggestion, "there
Is going to he wnr, and Mu? Lincoln
will undoubtedly rise to great promi
nence. We really owe It to ourselves
to know something about the man."
More abuse followed from the tall
"Now look here," broke In young
Wise, after the argument had gone on
for a spell, "Fred nud I here are golnn
to that reception tonight, and you are
going with us."
The upshot of the matter w;:s that
the three young men went to the re
ception and lined up with several hun
dred others to greet President Lincoln.
Of the three frleuds the tall fellow
stood first In Hue, with his hauds held
resolutely behlud his back.
"I'll go," he had Anally said, "but I'll
never shake hands with him."
Slowly the three southerners passed
up with the line until the tall fellow
I stood opposite the president. His two
j friends waited breathlessly for the
expected or the unexpected, they
I scarcely knew which.
The president reached out his hand.
The tall fellow, with hla bunds still be
hind him, looked the president straight
In the eye and with a proud toss of
the head passed on without taking the
Across the sad face of the president
flashed n look of surprise and Inquiry,
and then n merry twinkle leaped to bis
eyes, as he had divined the cause of the
"Just a moment, young man," he
said, as the tall fellow was passing on.
"How tall are yon?"
"1?I?I'm six feet four," stammered
the youth, utterly astonished at the
"I believe I can match you," returned
the president. And then and there,
beforo the assembled throng, he turned
back to buck with the southerner to de
termine which of the two was the tall
er. The southerner outmatched the
"Young man, I can't match you," the
president was forced to admit, "but,"
he added, putting out bis hand agnln
and smiling kindly into the eyes of the
young fellow, "I neTer let anybody tall
er than I am get by me without slink
And the southerner, completely over
come, took the extended hand. Nor did
he ever again speak ill of Mr. Lincoln.
The Great City.
It never misses; It can never miss
any one. It loves nobody; It needs no
body; It tolerates all the types of man
klnd. It bus palaces for the great
of the earth; it has crannies for all the
earth's vermin. Palace and cranny
vacated for a moment find new ten
ants as equally a? the hole one makes
In n stream?for as a crltla London Is
wonderfully open minded. On succes
sive days It welcomes Its king going
to be crowned, Its general who has
given it a province, Its enemies who
have fought against It for years, Its
potentate guest from Teheran?It will
welcome each wKh identically raptur
ous cheers. This is not so much be
cause of a fickle mlndeduess as be
cause, since it Is no vast, ft has an
dlonces for all players. It forgets very
soon, because It knows so well thnt In
the scale of things any human achieve
ment bulks very small.?Huepfer's
"Soul of London."
"Did you ever notice," Inquired an
old veteran, "that the sergeants and
corporals of the army now wear their
chevrons with the point up? It's only
been in lato years that they've done so.
The marines always did, but the army
for years had the points down. It's
only lately that the chevron has been
understood. The chevron is Inherited
from the feudal days and meant a roof.
A mnn who had rank enough to be a
noncommissioned officer was required
to be a freeholder, a man who owned
the roof over his head. The chevron
represented a gabled roof. The pri
vates owned no home. The increase In
rank for different grades of noncom
missioned officers was measured by
additional roofs, the sergeant, for in
stance, having three chevrons against
one for the lance corporal. You'll find
that nearly all of these military devices
have some origin of historical Interest."
?Son Francisco Chronicle.
Hin*-? From MiUlmMln.
What n queer old eartli It Is! Down
lu Martinique we have a safety valve
In wicked old Mont Price, which
belches out death to thousands as the
spirit moves her, and away up In Alas
ka there Is another on Cnlmnk inland,
called Shlshnldin, striving with might
and main to melt some of the Ice of St.
I dinH and warm the gold hunters of the
Klondike and Nome. Shlshnldin is the
most remarkable volcano In the world.
In a i id 11 ion to a continuous emission of
donse white smoke or steam, circular
rings apparently several hundred feet
In diameter and of wonderful sym
metry and whiteness emerge In puffs
at short Intervals from tbe very top of
(he mountain. It causes one to think of
the possibility of old Pluto of Paudnlon
smoking a cigarette.?New York Fa?ss.
Union Meeting, 4th Division.
The Union Meeting of the Fourth Di
vision of the Laurens Association will
meet with Waterloo Baptist Church,
Saturday, October 28th, '05.
10.30: Sermon-J. T. Taylor or T. C.
11.40 Supreme love to Christ. John
21:15-17.-P. H. Anderson, G. W. Prof
I. 30: The paramount need of our
Churches and how to secure it. ? W. P.
Turner, J. A. Martin, J. B. Benjamin.
2.30: The greatest need in our Sun
day School work.-J. H. Wharton, W.
B. Fuller, W. P. Culberteon, J. B.
10.00: Addresses-W. P. Turner, W.
II. 00: ? Missionary Sermon ? J. B.
Parrott or J. A. Martin.
Full representations from the Churches
are expected and earnestly requested.
W. P. ClILBBRTSON,
Hla lnfl?ra?? Upon the Koirku Pol
lejr ?C This Country.
The importance of Secretary Sew
ard's lnfltiei)ee lu the domestic affairs
of the United States during Johns >ii'h
administration tins probably been <'M
nggerated, but tt would be hard to ex
aggerate the Importance of what be
achieved aud of what he Initiated In
his own proper fleld of diplomacy. III?
chief, occupied as he was with fierce
controversies over other (Subjects,
found,, wo may well suppose, but little
time for forelgu relation ??. He does not
appear to hare Interfered with policies
which were already adopted or to have
Initiated any new policies of Iii? own.
Scward must therefore be held respon
sible to a degree somewhat unusual
for the conduct of the delicate negotia
tions, Involving very far reaching con
sequences, which the war gave rise to.
It was he who tlrst presented America
to Europe tu that attitude of conscious
strength which the thorough establish
ment of our nationality at last enabled
us to take. It was he who reasserted
effectively, yet without any arrogance,
our trudittonul stand lu reference to
the 1.1111it republics to the south of us.
It was he who, facing westward, ac
complished an expansion of our sys
tem Into a region never contemplated
until his day by those who guided our
destinies and turned our thoughts up
on the shores of the Pacific an a Held
for American trade and American In
fluence. ? William CJarrott Rrown In
The Pole Stnr,
We will try to give yon some idea of
the distance that separates us from
th? pole star. As you know, light
travels at the rate of about 180,000
allies a second?more than seven times
round the earth while you are saying
"John Robinson" slowly. Well, sup
pose that a rny of light, traveling at
this terrtfle speed of a million mllea
in less than five and a half seconds,
tiad started from the polar star on Its
Journey to the earth at the moment of
your birth that particular ray will not
reach you until you are more thau
halfway between yonr thirty sixth and
thirty-seventh birthdays. When you
look on the pole star you see It not
as It la today, but ns It was about fifty
An Anatratlnn Trent.
A treat in an Australian wilderness
camp Is thus described by an explorer:
"On our way down, of course, It wns
necessary to stop nt McI,ec?1'H camp
to get something to clear the bronchial
tubes. There was one great Scotch
man among the party, who said, when
I asked htm what his poison was,
'Weel, I'll Just take a tin of fruit.' He
had a tin of pineapple Now, tbe price
of preserved frotl at that tluio nnd In
such a place was something to make
you sit up, so that Scotchman scored."
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:60 pm
Ar Greenwood 2- 46 "
Ar Augusta 5:20"
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35 pm
Ar A II?-in in lc 4:110 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7:40"
Ar Beauford 6:30 "
Ar Port Royal 6:40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45"
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
Lv Laurena 2:07 pm
j Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20 "
Arrivals:?Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35 pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40 pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1:30pm.
H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan, Gen'l Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
3chcdul? In effect November 21st, 1004 :
No. 52 No. 21 No. 85
Pnnsongrcr Mixed ox- Freight ex
Daily ccptSun- ccpt Sun
Lv Columbia 11 10 am 5 15 p m 1 00 a in
ar Newberry 12 3G p m 7 05 i> m 3 V> a m
ar Clinton 1 22 p m H 15 p m ;? in
ar haurenn 1 42 p m 8 45 p m 6 00 > m
No. 53 No. 22 No. 84
Lv I.aurrmi 2 02 p m 7 00 a m 5 20 p m
ar Clinton 2 22 pm 7 30 n m 6 00 p m
ar Newborry 2 10 p m 8 35 am 7 0,1 pm
ar Columbia 4 45 pm 10 30 a in 9 15 p m
C. H, GASQUE. Agent.
It Will Be
Worth Your While
Visit Our Exhibit
The State Fair.
We will have in operation on the
grounds a number of Machines and
Engines, each representing the best
and most modern of its kind. Com
petent men will be in charge of the
exhibit, and they will be glad to
demonstrate any machine, givp full
information and quote prices.
304 Oervais St. COLUMBIA, S. C.
Everyone is Going to Attend
the One Great State
The nur of Pronperilr to he Celehrnteo.
The Tiding* Kr?n? Colnmbln for Ihr
l-'nlr on Oetober ?4 ?o 27, loelnnlre.
With the continued prosperity
that is now blessing this State there
is every indication that the State
Pair for 1905 will be more largely
attended than ever before Itl its his
tory. Last year the South Carolina
State Agricultural and Mechanical
Society celebrated its annual Fair
at its new home in the southern su
burb of Columbia. As is usually
the case, there wore some little de
tails that could not be finished for
the holding of the last Fair, but
President Guignard has had a full
year in which to have all of these
rough spots smoothed out, and the
outlook is that never before in its
history will the State Fair have a
more succccsful Fair than that
which is to be held here on October
24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th., inclusive.
The inquiry for space at the
grounds, as well as from small ex
hibitors, indicate a very general ap
preciation of the value of such ex
hibits. A great deal of interest is
being shown in the mechanical de
vices for use in agricultural pur
suits. From the inquiries that have
been received there will he quite a
number of labor-saving devices ex
hibited, and, of course, all up-to
date fanners want to sec these
There is. however, a far more in
teresting phase of the State Fairs
than the mere exhibits in the build
ings on the ground, and that is the
opportunity for intercourse between
the people of the State that the
State Fair offers.
Get in line and buy a Buck's Stove.
We sent out 24 Stoves last week. That
shows what people think of the Buck's.
We want you to be the next to get one.
Call and let us show them to you. We
have a full line of both cooking stoves
S. M. &E. IL Wilkcs & Co.
There Are Styles
As well as in clothes. The lat
est in women's watches are now
here, including some daintily
beautiful chatelaine styles. In wo
men's watch and lorgnette chains,
we are showing a fine variety of
Although they are what are called
GOLD-FILLKD chains, they are ill
every essential particular as good
as the more costly all-gold. Your
inspection of these is especially
invited. : : : : : : : :
LET US send you a memoran
dum book. It is free for
IT gives a few testimonials,but
leaves you plenty of room.
Drop us a postal and learn about
the good old Boll Buster.
P. 0. Draw 78.
SPARTANBURG, - ? ? S. C.
Tlic railroad rates arc always
cheaper for the State Fair than at
any Other time, and more people
come to Columbia during ITalr
Week than during any other of the
fifty-tWO weeks of the year. Ill fact,
pretty much everybody who is any
body hi South Carolina is here dur
ing Fair Week. Relatives, friends
and acquaintances from all parts
of the State gather in Columbia to
talk about the joy# and sorrows of
the vcar, and to join in the festivi
ties. It is the one week that is given
up almost entirely by the people of
the State towards having a good
time, and the family gatherings and
reunions that have already been
planned for the coining Fair Week
all go to show that this custom at
each succeeding Slate Fair is being
more emphasized than ever.
One of the particular attractions
for a great many folks will be the
fact that the 650 cadets of Clcmson
College will be encamped here (lur
ing the entire Fair Week. They
will give dress parades and drills
each day while lu re, and will have
ample time in which to mingle with
A great many people in this
State now are taking a keen interest
in football. Two of the best games
of the year are played here during
each Fair Week. In one of these
games the team of the South Caro
lina College participates, and in the
other Clcmson College engages.
Both of these teams arc strong and
manly, and two exciting games arc
to he expected.
The southern territory is devel
oping a very Stroll*, hotseracing
field. More and better horses arc
brought here to participate in the
races. The finest racetrack- in this
territory is at the State Fair
Grounds, and it has been estab
lished at a considerable expense.
Every comfort for the patrons as
well as for the fine racers has been
The city of Columbia, in addition
to extending a cordial welcome to
the visitors, has arranged for free
street attractions. Even if there
were no free street attractions, the
people of South Carolina ought not
to miss the chance of meeting their
friends from all parts of the State
in Columbia on October 24th, 25th,
26th, and 27th, inclusive.
WANTED:?The farmers in Laurens
County to know that I will pay a pre
mium on Floradora cotton. M. L.
Copeland, Buyer for Laurens and
Watts Cotton Mills. 5-td
State of Soulh Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. T. Machen, et al., Plaintiff, vs.
Emily A. Machen and S. C. Moore,
Pursuant to a Decree of Court in the
above stated case, I will sell at public
outcry to the highest bidder, at Lau
rens, C. IL, S. C, on Salesday in No
vember next, being Monday, the 6th
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that tract or parcel of land, sit
uate, lying and being in County and
State above named, containing Forty
five (4f>) acres, more or less,and bounded
by lands of Mrs. Luna (i. Moore. Mrs.
Ann Munroc, J. II. Epps and others.
Also, all that tract or parcel of land,
situate, lying and being in County and
State above named, containing six ((>)
acres, more or less, and bounded by
lands of Mrs. Luna G. Moore and oth
Terms of Sale: One half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage of the
purchaser over the said premises, bear
ing legal interest from date, with leave
to purchaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers. If
the terms are not complied with, the
land to be resold on same or some sub
sequent Salesday on same terms, at
risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT,
C. C. C. p. & G. S.
t Oct 11th, '05.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
In Court of Common Pleas.
Jas. F. Coleman and G. W. L. Teague,
as Executors, etc., et al., Plaint ills,
vs. Callie E. Hollingsworth, J. Frank
Coleman, ct al., Defendants.
Complaint to sell land for the purpose
Pursuant to a Decree of foreclosure
in the above stated case, 1 will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens, C. IL, S. C, on Salesday in
November next, being Monday, the 0th
day of the month, during "the legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that tract of land containing three
(313)hundred thirteen acres, nun c or less
bounded by lands of (i. W. L. Teague,
J. D. M. Shaw and others, being all the
land of which Larken Coleman, dee'd,
seized and possessed, except the 171
acre tract sold by his Executors and
the 83 acre tract, conveyed by Amanda
B. Coleman to J. Frank Coleman.
All of which will more fully appear on
plat made by R. A. Austin which will
be exhibited at the sale.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve month., from
date of sale, the credit portion to bo
secured by bond and mortgage of
the purchaser over the said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay his entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
If the terms of sale are "not complied
with, the land to be resold on same or
some subsequent Salesday on same
terms, at risk of former purchaser.
C. C. 0. p. & O. f?.
Sept. 21)thjj'0.> td.
r* EVERYBOBY IS GOING TO
THE STATE FAIR.
THE ONE GRAND GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE OP THE STATE.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
OCTOBER 24th to 27th INCLUSIVE.
j& JOIN THE MERRY CROWDS j&
?THE CHEAPEST RAILROAD RATES.