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FIFTY-NINTH CONORESS CONVENES.
Speaker Cannon Reflected and 61 New
Members Sworn la.
Washington, Dec. 4.?The fifty
ninth congress opened at noon today.
Formal proceedings in both the senate
and house followed the regular routine
of opening day.
In the senate the moat spectacular
feature was the swearing in of many
new senntors. In the house the re
election of Speaker Cannon, his speech
and the drawing of seats by members
were the chief incidents. No attempt
was made to transact important busi
ness, an agreement having been reached
by both houses to adjourn over until
tomorrow before receiving the presi
Youngs Township Meeting.
The Youngs Township Cotton Asso
ciation met at Youngs, Dec. 2nd, 1905.
The following officers were elected to
serve for one year: John F. Sloan,
President; W. H. Drummond, 1st vice
president; L. S. Cook, 2nd vice presi
dent; C. R. Wallace, secretary and
On motion of W. P. Harris, the fol
lowing members, W. W. Wallace, L. S.
Cook and J. B. Cosby were appointed a
committee to thoroughly canvass the
township, to enroll members of the as
sociation and to collect the fee of three
cents per bale on cotton.
As a means to a more perfect organ
ization of the farmers of the township,
Dr. M. C. Cox moved, and the motion
was adopted, that each vice-president
be instructed to organize an auxiliary,
one in the northern, and one in the
southern section of the township.
The following members were elected
as deleeate;; to the County Association:
J. F. Sloan, George Cook, J. W. Lan
foni, J. B. C'^sby and C. R. Wallace.
No other business, the Association
J. F. Sloan,
C. R Wallace, Secretary.
' ROSS Uli I. CHR0NICT.1NGS.
Appropriate Thanksgiving Services Were
Held at Presbyterian Church.
Caoss Hill, Dec. 4-Mrs. W. C.
Rasor and Mr. James Rasor are visiting
relatives at Mullins.
Mrs. Janie McSwain is spending the
week with her sons, Messrs. L. F. Mc
Swain of Clinton, and W. A. McSwain
Mrs. Alice McGowan entertained a
few of her friends in honor of Misses
Allcne and Ruth Turner of Greenwood
Appropriate Thanksgiving services
were held at the Presbyterian Church
by tho Rev. Messrs Martin and Brad
Miss Estelle Turner entertained, ser
ved tea Thursday evening in honor of
her friends. Misses McLees, Robinson,
Mosely and Sherard.
The ladies of the Baptist Church gave
an oyster supper at Mr. James Cole
man's Thursday evening.
Mr. J. R. Todd and Mr. Sam Todd
and family spent Tnanksgiving with
Mr. Hugh Pinson of Ninety Six spent
Thursday with his parents.
Mrs. J. E. Hitt and children left Fri
day night for Virginia where her hus
band is engaged in business.
Miss Blanche Clardy is the guest of
Miss Sara Beeks.
Real Estate Transfers.
The following real estate transfers
were recorded in the office of the Coun
ty Auditor for the week ending Monday
Laurens Township?W. D. and A. E.
Simpson to J. D. M. Shaw 85 acres,
$?77; Fletcher Mills to Zilfer Boland 15
acres, willed; E. M. Martin to F. H.
Dominick, one lot, $325.
Dial-John Burdette to W. A. Bur
dette 65 acres $5, love and affection;
B. C. Burns to James Todd 22 1-2 acres
Waterloo-W. W. and J. J. Dendy to
Sallie Bate 2 acres, $50.00.
Hunter?Henry A. Coleman to Jos.
T, Ligon 140 acres, $2,000.
Jacks?Clerk of Court Bolt to J. A.
Bailey 48 acres. $215.
Scuffletown-A. Y. Thompson to W.
M. Blakely 10 acres, $160; Lou Lawson
to G. F. Mosely 200 acres, $1,200.
City of Laurens?J. H. Boyd to J. C.
Shell house and lot, $1,500; Cora F. Mc
Cord to J. M. Shell house and lot, $1,100;
H. Y. Simpson to R. W. Nichols and L.
R. Roper, certain lots near city, $719.83.
Youngs?M. G. Johnson to C. L. Wal
drop, certain tract, $1,000; William L.
Hudson to Magpie A. Craig 93 acres,
$1,000; R. A. Jones to B. Frank Dial 9
acres, $377; R. A. Jones to T. E. Jones
20 acres, $576.
Cross Hill?H. Harvin, interest in 64
acres, to J. H. Lowe, $216; J. T. Ligon
to Mattie W. Coleman 157 acres, $3,000.
Sullivan -W. J. Balentine of J. M.
WoM 40 acres, $496; J. C. Milford to
J. A. Davenport 1 1-2 acres town of
Princeton, $300; J. A. Davenport to J.
E. Walker 1 1-2 acres, town of Prince
ton, $200; H. Y. Simpson and R. A.
Cooper to W. T. Putman 135 acres,
Town oi" Clinton?Elbert F. Copeland
to Howard Caldwell 14 acres $2,500;
Mary G. Owens to P. S. Jeans lot,
REPORT OP SANDY SPRING SCHOOL.
Honor Roll ?od High Marks Attained in
The following shows the average of
the different grades of the Sandy Spring
School for the month beginning Nov.
6th and ending Dec. 1st, 1905.
Li Hie Peterson?98.
Amanda Glenn?97. Mary Dillard?
98. Hugh Donnon 94. Lydie Peterson
Jessie Dillard 96. Russell Poole 93.
Irene Dillard 98. Mattie Bell Peter
son 97. Grace Poole 95. Furmam
Willie Wright 95.
Annie May Donnon 95. Janie Donnon
95. William Peterson 92. Fannie
Roy Sanders 80. Marvin Sa iers 88.
Bess Donnon 94.
Mary Little 93. Talula Little t.
Josh C. Poole 91. John Peterson 87.
aOLL of honor?attendance.
Irene Dillard, Jessie Dillard, Mary
Dillard, Annie May Donnon, Bess Don
nan, Janie Donnon, Amanda Glenn,
Talula Little, Lillie Peterson, William
Peterson, Fannie Prole, John C. Poole,
Lillie Peterson, Lydie Peterson,
Amanda Glenn, Mary Dillard, Jessie
Dillard, Irene Dillard, Mattie Belle
Peterson, Grace Poole, William Wright,
Annie May Donnon, Janie Donnon.
Olivia V. Burnside, Teacher.
Returned to the Old Home.
Mr. J. Wister Cooper, who has been
with Wright & Grubbs for a number of
years, moved his family to the old
homestead in Laurens county last weak,
and will try his hand at farming next
year. He is a good salesman and held
the confidence and esteem of his em
ployers. ? Honea Path Chronicle.
L. & M Paint. Lead and Zinc. Wears
10 or 15 years. Saves paint bills. L. &
M. costs about $1.20 per gallon. W. L.
Royd, Laurens, S. C. 14 ?13t.
John Hnll'H Self CoBtrlonn finnrrl.^.
I?> Only Dart DrcrdliiH.
It Is seldom, Indeed, that mi ICn liali
man will acknowledge timt u mau of
any other nation has the tulvantage of
htm In any respect, Indeed, tbero Is, I
believe, only one fault which we arc
nationally ready to allow may be fair
ly attributed to us- a certain lack of
pharm in manner. In recei'.t year*,
when I have lived much abroad, I
have several times beard the English
people say, "What a pity It la we
haven't more charming manners!"
If we are ever to have as pit ?mint
manners aa.our neighbors the first idea
wo must get rid of is tbat It Is a sign
of woakuess to be agreeable. A gim
let eye and a stiff upper lip are not
sure indications of a moral grip or
?ven of physical strength. Olnnts, we
know, can be genial, and a smiling
saint can be quite us godly ns the
austere skeleton with an expression
like a distressed moukey bemoaning
the sins of the monkey house. To
have what Is sometimes called "man
ner" Is not to write yourself down ef
feminate. We English laugh heartily
at what we call the "bowing and
scraping" of Frenchmen and Italians
as if we thought that by bending his
body a man parted from bis masculin
ity. This is folly and betrays only a
confusion of mind that wukes scorn
in the intelligent.
When a Frenchman or an Italian
comes Into a drawing room he bows
low and kisses the hand of his hostess.
This Is pretty, but it is not 'pretty
pretty." It Indicates a not servile
gratitude for hospitality accorded and
a graceful respect for one's hostess,
The Englishman's entrance into n room
bud greeting are more brusque and
show less courtesy. Then we are. ns
a rule, much more "oa our dignity"
with those whom we consider beneath
U8 in station than are the other Knro
penn nations except the (iermaus. Wo
like to mark our position,
I suppose there Is nothing more es
sentially Underbred than "standing on
one's dignity," yet many of our Kng
llsh aristocracy do It ns well us the
nouvesux riches. They seem to think
It necessary to give themselves airs.
Why? I often wonder, especially when
1 note the easy simplicity and well bred
familiarity so universal among foreign
ers of the same class. The English
man, for instance, usually treats serv
ants "merely as servants," to use a
phrase I have often heard In Kngllsh
mouths. lie Is probably quite Just to
them. lie often prides himself on tbat.
But he Is markedly detached. He Is
not human with them. It must always
be n case of master to servant, never of
man to man. Ills servant Is to him a
machine. He speaks to him With curt
coldness. He looks at him with a
frosty eye that Is likely to chill.
Again I ask, "Why?" Where Is the
necessity of this tacit and perpetual
Insistence on a difference of posltidh?
The foreigner-horrid but useful word
?seldom bothers about such matters.
He treats the people round about him
who minister to his comfort with a
friendly familiarity, and rarely Indeed
do they try to take advantage of it.
They lu their turn venture to be cor
Wo English are not bad hearted, but
wo are bad mannered, and as most of
us know tills wo ougbt to make an ef
fort to mend our manners. The truly
good manner comes from being just
this? unaffectedly human and simple
without arrlcre peusoc. Suroly we
ougltt to bo able in tlino to munage to
bo that. It to all very well to comfort
ourselves wiw. such phrases as "our
bark is worse than our bite." No
doubt it Is, but a barking dog is a nui
sance. He sets nerves on edge. Wo
too often set foreign nerves on edgo
by our bluutneaa, our rough awkward
ness, our determination to have our
own way in trltles at all costs and our
unwillingness to see Unit the habits and
customs prevalent In othet countries
are not bound to he idiotic u'.erely be
causo they are different from our own.
"I will bo sincere," says 'he gruff
Englishman to himself when he sets
foot on foreign soil. "None of your
foreign nonsense for me!" How pleas
ant Europe will lie when John Hall
and his womankind enn be sinoorely
j cbormlng!?London Mall.
The Happy Go Lack? linrKnirn ?<
the Irlnh Metropoll?.
The Dublin Jarvles are not what you
would coll good whips. They drive, as
unladylike people say, like the dlvll;
they cut around corners foully enough
and go slashing up heartbreaking hills,
but nine out of ten of them drive with
a loose relll. They talk to the fare,
and the little horse runs on, doing the
best he can and following his own
dauntless will. I lay no fault upon the
Jarvy. The Irish horse shares Paddy's
gragh for independence. Uf liliu, too,
H may be said Hint ue serves without
The Jarvy - light hearted lad, be he
young or old - gains in the run of the
days an average of 0 shillings. The
fares are Jolly cheap. Vor a "set
down" within the boundary the charge
for two persons between 0 a. in. and
10 p. in. Is only sixpence. By time
the charges arc one and six an hour,
with an added sixpence for each suc
ceeding hour. Still the Jarvy does fair
ly well. Hartley, who Is no better than
the others, took me to Iiis home, It
was lu Spring Gardens, where there
are rows upon rows of nent little red
brick cottages, with gardens nnd sto
bles. They rent nt ?20 a year. Own
ing his ear its he does, Barney pays no
car rent to any one, and if he drives
I.awler"s mare 'tis more for love than
profit. Year in and year out he puts by
a bit, for the "ehllder, (?od bless 'em!"
are growing and will have need of edu
cation. In but smart little home, with
his smart little wife, there are un
luckler men than he.
"It 'twere not for the flghtln'," says
Mrs. O'Hea, "a better man than Barney
never pulled a shirt over his head."
Barney, It seems, believes that ani
mosities should be cultivated. Being a
good man with his hands and blithe
and gay lu battle, ho colors the week's
end with riot?Vunee Thompson In
THE MEXICAN LIZAKD
DELICIOUS EATING, HIS FLE8H LIKE
THAT OK CHICKEN.
A Tale of the Carlou Tnil of <he
Unnim - Thi> Way Thf ? Peculiar
Creatare Can Grow a New Append.
mm* la risen of On* i.o?t or Stolen.
My tale is of tbo toil of a lizard. We
bad steamed and railroaded many hun
dreds of miles and at the end of civili
zation had started over a steep and
narrow trail with horses and pack
xnules, finally finding ourselves en
camped In a deep canyon or burrauca
In west central Mexico.
Iguanas, great, black lizards, three
feet or more in length, were abundant
in the deep caves of tbo cliff, coming
out early in the morning to sun them
selves and bobbing up and down as an
owl ducks his bead to get a better look
at us as our Moxlcau cook started tbo
fir* or stirred about tho eump. Wo
fo.ind them delicious eating. Though
tlu Mexican demurred at llrst, preju
dice was soon cast aside. Their limbs
mlghf bo black skinned and scaly with
out, buv vlthin all was sweet, wbito
meat, like tbat of chickens and frogs'
The Iguanas, which had their bur
rows in tbo ground, would climb up
?ach morning, up, up to the topmost
limbs of some trees, and there bask lu
the sun. They had a most startling
way of descending, a headlong dive to
the underbrush or into tho water. As
twilight fell the sight of these great
black apparitions sprawling earthward
was most remarkable. If one of them
had ever struck us lu its descent our
Interest in this strange habit would
suddenly have become lessened.
Our usual method of procuring these
giant lizards for our larder was to
?hoot them high abovo us, when they
would tumble headlong to our feet.
Sometime* we could approach close to
one when it was fast asleep in tho
scorching heat of midday. Onco I
seized a big fellow by tbo tall. I was
sorry a moment later, but as I did not
want to bo beaten by a lizard I held
stoutly on. Never before had 1 taken
hold of such a steel spring. The crea
ture curled and twisted and snapped
Its body about, the sharp scales hav
ing anything but a pleasant feeling on
the palm of my hand. Suddenly some
thing gave way, and I fell on my back,
while the Iguana shot off In the op
posite direction into a deep hollow
among the rocks. When I regained
my feet I found boqio nine Inches of
tatl in my hand, almost one-third of
the entire animal.
This is not an uncommon occurrence
among lizards, and the ability to part
with so considerable a portion of their
anatomy Insures many an escape from
what would otherwise be inevitable
Almost all animals with backbones
have a thick, pliable cushion of car
tilage between each of the bones in
their spinal column, which permits
them to bend and twist it with much
freedom. The backbone of the lguuna
Is at first all cartilage, and when the
hard cells of the bone begin to bo do
posited a deep, narrow wedge or crack
la left In ?ach tail boa*. ThJa Is filled
with soft cartilage, so these bones are
greatly weakened near their centers.
Instead of au accidental defect this la
an all wlso provision of nature, fere
seeing that hawks, vagrant naturalists
and other enemies may some day be
too quick for the reptile and will seise
its tall before It can escape.
When this happens, as In my case,
tho stram of the struggling creature's
body is too great for the weak spot* in
Its tail bones, and one of these gives
way, with the result above narrated.
Tbo muscles, too, ate arranged to aid
this phenomenon. Tbey aro short and
thick and conical Instead of running
tho whole length of the tall, and, being
only dovetailed together, they readily
give way. Only a few drops of blood
escape; then the stump heals over, and
before long a new tall begins to shoot
This, of course, contains no bones,
but instead a long, uujolnted rod of
cartllugo exactly like the ancestral one
which was present lu the embryo Igu
ana. Stranger still, tho scales on this
new tall are unlike those on the rest of
the creature's body and actually may
be like those of some bygone ancestor.
In the smaller lizards, called geckos,
this seems always to be the caso.
When I closely examined the tall
which the iguana had left In my hands
I saw that It was one of these "fraud*"
tails and had long ago supplanted toe
original appcnduge, with whleh some
other enemy, doubtless a feathered one,
had absconded. Two new vertebrae or
tall hones had come off with the base
of my piece.
But the owner ceres nothing for the
number or character of bis new tails.
They serve htm well, and he Is content.
It Is a curious fact that the tall making
machinery lu his backbone Is so active
that sometimes a double or even a
triple tall will push out at the stump,
and when the original tall Is even only
slightly Injured at one side a tiny tall
will often sprout out where it has no
right to be.?O. William Beebe tn Nevr
Accnrnle ( looUa.
Every port of tho clock down to the
minutest detail has been the subject
of study aud improvement, and they
are made and adjusted with such pre
cision and delicacy that in testing
them the question is within how small
a fraction of a second will they run.
Not content with their marvelous per
formance when under normal condi
tions, some of the finest astronomical
clocks are surrounded by glass or
metal cases In which a partial vacuum
Is maintained, and in order that the
cases may not be opened or disturbed
tho winding Is dene automatically by
means of electricity, the frequency of
the winding In some cases being ns
often as once every minute. These
clocks are set up in especially con
structed rooms or underground vaults,
where they ore free from jar or vibra
tion, where the temperature nnd ba
rometric conditions remain practically
constant nnd where every possible pre
caution is taken to further minimize
the errors of the running rate.
How They Ar? Cooked For the I.nm
hertueu In Maine.
Didst ever hear?oh, yo epicure?of
the lunibennau's baked beans, tbo deli
catessen of the backwoods, the twenty
one times n week, stick to tbo ribs
provender that ltoats In amber Juices
and that when mined in tbo morning
from the bean holo emit such delicious
odor as to make mouths water all
along the border? The cook and tho
eookee Join drives in building up this
monument to high art in culinary. The
woods cook usually bakes a tin wash
boiler nearly full of beans, first par
boiling them before he gets them ready
for the pot. Then he peels an onion
and slices it htto tho bottom of tho pot.
Then he pours in half the beans; then
slices over them another onion; thon
puts in the chunks of salt fat pork;
then douses In the rest of tho beans.
Over all this he pours a pint of mo
lasses and then more pork. Just
enough water Is added to cover tho
beans, and then a sheet of birch burk
is placed over the top of the pot and
the cover pounded in tight. When the
water begins to steam tho bark swells
and seals tbo pot, holding in all the
flavor. The eookee (there's all the dif
ference in the world between tho cook
and the eookee) builds tho Are in the
bean hole. When the birch wood has
heated the stones that Uno tho hole
and has luelf burned to redhot couls
most of the coals are taken out and
the beans are put in. Tho beans are
placed hi tbo hole in the afternoon.
They stay thoro all night lu the
morning they are dug out All other
baked beans are libels on the name, for
these have the sauce of tho plno and
the spruce.?i/owiston Journal.
They Are Unique Among: Institutions
The American college is In every
way unique. It may be defined in a
word as a school for imparting more
general and advanced instruction than
can be obtained in the various acade
mies and private schools. Tho univer
sity, however, more portlcularly com
prises a numbor of technical schools,
imparting Instruction in all depart
ments of knowledge, including classic
al literature, tho arts and sciences, ns
biology, medicine, surgery, law, theol
ogy, mechanics and so on. Tho issue
as to which is tho most desirable, the
most useful, has been discussed at ed
ucational congresses, in tho public
press and notably in the leading re
views. There has been evident in
these discussions a tendency to look
upon the college as a kind of inferior
school which must be given its place
only when there Is not enough money
to establish the more expensive uni
versity. On the other band, the college
has not wanted its stout champions, In
whose view the American college, with
Its concentrated curriculum, the close
ness of touch between pupil and pro
fessor, Is not only an institution that
is to bo conserved, but Is one that of
ten, If not always, offers a better kind
of education than is available in the
university.-- -Leslie's Weekly.
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To Men we are offering unsurpassable values in Clothing, Shoes, Over
coats, Hats, Underwear, Etc., Rubber Coats, Rubber Shoes and Boots, Over
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We carry the famous and fashionable Hart, Schaffer & Marx's line of
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Suits to suit your purse. Wright's Health Underwear at $1.00 a garment;
others at 50 cents and 25 cents a garment.
To the Ladies we are showing Stylish, Useful and Serviceable Jackets,
Dress Goods, the latest shapes in the famous and fashionable Ultra, and
Dorothy Dodd Shoes at $3.00 and $3.50, and many other equally fashiona
ble and serviceable shoes at less money.
To the Boys and Girls we are pleased to show some handsome and
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other needful and useful things at Special Prices.
To the general buyer we are showing Special Bargains such as Cotton Blankets at 48 cts a pair, in assorted
colors; Heavy Comforts or Quilts at 98 cts each; White Sheeting and Plaid Goods from 5 cts
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