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LIFE IN BIG LONDON
SOME OF THE THINGS AMERICAN VIS
ITORS SOON LEARN.
Fr?q?cnt UloTvIn* of Cab WbUtlea
Pamaliiiv at P!r?t ? No Bootblack
Stauda In llrltlau Canltal?Woan
Cannot ( Ivan Window*.
Americans sojourning In London are
often puzzled in their first few hours
there to account for the frequent blow
lug of mouth whistles in their vicinity,
resembling the blasts of sound with
Which the Now York postinuu accom
panies the delivery of mall. A Yankee
who arrived in Ute British metropolis
one suuuuor night greatly fatigued by
his Journey retired early at his lodg
lugs, bttt was kept nwake until mid
night by the unaccustomed and con
tinuous blowing of whistles, which sug
gested to his drowsy brain that letter
carriers were cnlllug every few min
utes at the adjoining bouses.
At breakfast the next morning he re
marked that he had often heard of Lou
don's frequent mall deliveries, but he
had never supposed there were so many
of thom as ho hud heard the previous
"Heard?" Inquired his seat mate.
"Yes; didn't you hear the postmen
blowing their whistles every few min
utes until after midnight?"
The English are too polite to laugh
In one's face, but a suppressed snicker
wont around tho table, breaking into
audible laughter ns another New York
er, who had been In London twenty
four hours longer than the new arrival,
"Why, Ojosq wero cab calls ypu
heard. Every London house has n cab
whistle. One blast brings a hansom,
two a four wheeler."
Cabs are essential to London, where
antiquated stages are the only means
of going iu many directions, and they
serve ns express wagons us well as
conveyances. Few persons send their
baggage ("luggage," It is called over
there) in advance to railway station or
steamer pier. A cab is called at tho
last moment, and the cabman puts
trunk or valise on the roof of ids vehi
cle. If one's parcels are numerous a
four wheeler or omnibus Is employed.
On arriving with luggage the same
method is used to carry It to one's
home or lodgings.
As the baggage covered hansom
bowls along two or three ragged and
dirty men or boys may be seen running
beside it. If any distance Is to be trav
ersed, it will be noticed that some of
these drop behind one after Uio other,
while others take their places. They
aro "runners," usually men on their
"uppers," who earn an occasional shil
ling by following cabs to their destina
tions and carrying the luggage upstairs
for the arriving passengers.
It would nut occur to the average
Englishman to seek n bootblack out
side his own home for his morning
"shine." Shoes are generally polished
In the house by tho maidservant, if
one lacks valet or footman, anil the
bootblack stand Is conspicuously ab
sent from tho British capital. Boot
blacks, often aged men, benrhig the
label "Licensed Messenger" on their
coat sleeve, have foot boxes at the
chief intersections of tho principal
thoroughfares and ply their trade for
the benefit of transients and foreign
ers. They are seldom patronized by the
One of tho Urst inquiries made by
Americans who settle in London is for
a washerwoman. But it Is soon found
that this useful person Is not to bo
had. Very little washing Is done at
home or taken out by washerwomen
in London, all the soiled linen being
sent to ft laundry. The result Is that
Americans, accustomed to tho weekly
visit of the family washerwoman at
home, lind their laundry bills not a
small Item of expense on the other side
of the ocean.
A surprise is in store for the new
householder in London who asks the
maidservant to clean the windows.
"Indeed, ma'am, I'd be arrested If I
did," explains the girl as she refuses
tho task. And, sure enough, it is learn
ed that owing to accidents to women
cleaning windows from the outside Ute
authorities have ordained that women
must not risk life or limb at window
cleaning, Tho penalty for disobeying
the regulation is a line of !?3. So men
employed ns porters in furniture stores
and similar shops earn many odd six
pences and shillings by spending their
weekly half holidays as window clean
em to householders lacking men serv
Most of the small London shopkeep
ers and their assistants take a half hol
iday on Thursday Instead of Saturday,
ns In New York, the butchers closing
up Tuesday afternoons. This practice
causes inconvenience to newcomers un
til guarded against by early purchases.
?New York Tribune.
A Sickly Diary.
"Look here, old chap, i ll give you a
valuable tip," said tho experienced
married man to the prospective bride
groom. "Don't let your wife keep a
diary on the honeymoon, My wife did
that, and now whenever we quarrel
she brings it out and reads some of the
idiotic tilings I said to her then."
She?Is that an English coat you are
wearing? He Yes. How do you like
it? She?To be frank with you, It is a
fright. He?It wouldn't be English If
It wasn't.?Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"now do you suppose that fellow
ever got through college?"
"By means of a college coach."
It is great and manly to disdain dis
guise; It shows our spirit and proves
Doomed to llaehelorbood.
A little flvc-year-old was in a dolor
ous quandary. He had Just been told
of tho approaching nuptials of his Un
cle Will, and ho suddenly evinced a
great intorost In the subject of matri
"Mamma," ho said after pondering
the matter for awhile, "can folks mar
ry their .sistersV"
"No," answered she; "they have to
marry some one else's sisters."
"Well, can't they marry cousins?"
persisted the youthful seeker after
"No, not even cousins," said mamma.
"Then what in the world will I do?"
Walled ?0, "Slater Margaret and Cous
in Daisy are the only llttlo girls I
know."--New York Press.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps up towards the
heart, causing death. J. E. Stearns,
Belle Plaine, Minn., writes that a
friend dreadfully injttred his hand,
which swelled up like blood poisoning.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve drow out tho
Soison, healed the wound, and saved
is life. Best in the world for burns
and sores. 26 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
THE 80UTHERN COYOTE.
?abtta of Thla Canning- Anlmul lie
BCJ-lbttd bjr Preuldeut Reoi?T?l(.
Theae southern coyotes or prairie
wolves are only about one-third the
size of the big gray timber wolves of
the uorthern Rookies. They are too
small to meddle with full grown horses
and cattle, but pick up young calves
and kill shoep as well as any small do
mesticated animal that they can get at.
The big wolves dee from tho neigh
borhood of anything like clone settle
ments, but coyotes hang around tho
neighborhood of man much more per
sistently. They show a fox like cun
ning In catching rabbits, prairie dogs,
gophers and the like. After nightfall
they are noisy, and their melancholy
walling and yelliug are familiar sounds
to all who pass over the plains. The
young are brought forth lu holes iu cut
banks or similar localities.
Within my own experience 1 have
known of the Unding of but two fam
ilies. In ou_ there wus but a single
family of five cubs and one old animal,
undoubtedly the mother; In tho other
ease there were ten or eleven cubs and
two old femnles which had apparently
shared tho burrow or cave, though liv
ing In separate pockets. Iu neither
case was any full grown male coyoto
found in the neighborhood. As regards
these particular litters, tho father
seemingly had nothing to do with tak
ing care of or supporting tho family.
I am not able to say whether this was
accidental or whether it Is a rule that
only the mother lives with and takes
care of the litter. I hnvo heard con
trary statements about the matter from
hunters who should know. Unfortu
nately I have learned from long experi
ence that It Is only exceptional hunters
who can be trusted to give accurate
descriptions of the habits of any beast
save such ns are connected with its
Coyotes are sharp, wary, knowing
creatures, and on most occasions take
care to keep out of harm's way.?From
"A Wolf Hunt In Oklahoma," by The
odore Roosevelt, In Bcrlbner's Maga
First Move In Tbl? Direction Made In
Medford In 1701.
The llrst recorded public meeting in
tho interest of "woman's rights" was
held lu the town of Medford in 1701.
The gallery of the church was occupied
by the young unmarried people of tho
congregation, ouo side and one-half tho
front gallery being given to the young
men, tho other side and tho other half
being given to the young women. But
In the seating hi the eventful year the
young men were given the entire front
of the gallery as well, aud the young
women were allowed only one side of
Then It was that things began to hap
pen. Treatment like this wasn't to be
tolerated, even for a moment. The
blood of the future mothers of the
Revolution was fully aroused, and tho
young women made such an uproar
and commotion that it speedily became
a town matter, and a town meeting
was called to restore to them their
rights in half of the front gallery.
Tho young men of the day were bit
terly opposed to extending any new
privileges to women, and the light ex
tended beyond Medford. Shortly after
the Introduction of pews Into the
churches, by which families were sep
arated from the remainder of the con
gregation, the seloctmen of the town of
Now bury gave permission to a group
of young women to build a pow in the
gallery of tho church upon their own
side of the house. This extension of
privilege was resented by the young
bachelors to such a degree that they
broke a window of the church, forced
an entrance and hacked the pow In
pieces. For this act of sacrilege the
young men of Newbury were lined $10
each and sentenced to bo whipped or
pilloried. But they were manly enough
to confess their folly and ask pardon,
so this part of their punishment was
omitted. So you sec the "woman's
rights'* movement isn't a modern one.
VoMHela In Tow.
When at nighttime a steamer meets
a v< ssel which Is disabled or for some
Other reason cannot proceed she takes
It in tow, and at tho masthead two
white lights are shown. This la n very
necessary precaution, as a vessel pass
ing her at right angles in tho dark
might easily run right Into the boat
which was being towed unless some
Indication of Its presence tltero wero
given. If a steamer Is proceeding
alone, however, only one light Is shown
at the mnsthend.
Had No Pall.
Mr. Makinbrnkes (to chance acquaint
ance whom he has met at a swell par
ty)?If you have any influence with
Mrs. Upjohn I wish you would suggest
to her that she announce dinner. I'm
frightfully hungry. Chance Acquaint
ance?Me? I haven't any Influence
with Mrs. Upjohn. I'm Mr. Upjohn.?
A Caae of Snrprlae.
"You here, James!" exclaimed tho
slum worker visiting the Jnll.
"Yes'm," replied the now prisoner,
who was In for burglary.
"Well, well, I certainly am surpris
"So was I, ma'am, or I wouldn't be
First Woman Suffragist?Did you cut
tho ticket or vote it straight? Second
Woman Suffragist (absently)?Straight!
I cut it on the bias.
Ancient mirrors wore made of sliver
or brass; looking glasses were mode In
Venice In 1300 A. D.
Too Much Between.
"How did you like my speech?"
"Well, I?er?the fact Is, I"?
"Oreat Scott, man! Wasn't the In
troduction well conceived and logical?"
"And wasn't the peroration elo
"What's tho trouble then?"
"They wero too far apart."?Cleve
That Win All.
Oldun?Then I may take It that you
have sympathy for the old soldiers
who are starving? Broke?My dear
sir, I have nothing but sympathy!?Il
"Dolly has offered to sing at Ethel's
"I thought 8ho hated Ethel."
"Well, that proves it, doesn't lt?"
Trie* to Take Thin a/a Baay.
"There goes a fellow who likes to
take things easily."
"!?tbatso. Who Is he?" u2
"A pickpocket" l&Sfc.
? 1 \
lomi Wnna?n That Make the Em.
ployer'a Life ? Burden.
In flomo stenographic systems an ar
bitrary sign may stand for ono, two or
even three words. Sometimes the mls
trannlatlou of one of these signs leads
to funny results.
"Tbo deed shocked the nation to the
heart core" was what was said, aud
the typewriter evolved "Tho dead
shocked the notion to tho hard car."
"Tho rumor was but transient, though,"
was hardly recogul/.able as "The ram
mer was traius end through." A rsar
eud colllslou was evldeutly In that
"As manna fed the Jews," was In
geulously tortured by anothor young
woman Into "As mamma fed tho jays."
Yet sho was a Sunday Bchool teacher.
"Plays, creeps and laughs tho Inuo
cent," crooned tho mnn one day, mouth
ing the opening lines of somo projoctod
baby verses. When the typewriter tap
ped out "Plays craps and leaves the In
nocent" ho scanned her visage closely.
He said, "Tho volco of Dr. Jocelyn
was heard calling for asslstauce," aud
It came out "The vice of Dr. Josh Lane
? was hard killing four assistants."
Wheu "But she held Jake too dearly
for that and so passed on" was dic
tated and it came out "Hut she held
Jacks, two, drawing for that, and bo
passed one," would it have been un
just to credit the girl at the mnchlno
with an elementary knowledge of gam
Occasionally a new beast or bird Is
discovered by tho typewriter, thus,
"The sea quail was," etc., the intention
bel?g "The sequel was," etc. This was
In Hue with n blunder made by the
same girl, who had avowed that "a
gull suuk the schooner" Instead of "a
gale." On another occasion sho de
clared that a pair of lovers "hatched
up a pretty squirrel" Instead of their
having "patched up a petty quarrel."
Having confessed that ouee upon a
time sho had been a waitress lu a pop
ular restaurant, the reason Is clear
why "Foist the males of the dynasty"
was elieked out, "First, the meals of
the dlunersty." This sounds llko a
"made up," but It is fearful fact.
"Tho president was heard with ac
claim," dictated the mnu. "The present 1
was hard with a clam" was what tho J
typewriter insisted that In; had said as
she tearfully hunted for her uotes.?
Some people can't hurry without
About all we get out of wishes is tho
pleasure of making them.
Just because talk iH cheap is no rea
son why any one should use a lot of It.
Never expect a photograph album to
interest a man long unless it has his
picture in It.
A certain amount of will power is
all right, but a man who can fast until
he starves to death doesn't amount to
After a man spends two or three
weeks on a jury he ought to lie a pretty
good lawyer. Indeed, he ought to be a
pretty good Judge.
It Is a wonder that sonic statistician
has never found out how boou after a
wedding the word "rights" begins to
appear.?At eh I son Globe.
Stone liunnc Almau? nn Cheap a:< V?.I
It is now quite possible to have the
exterior of a house built of stone at a
price not much greater tiian the cost
of Clapboards or shingles. This condi
tion of things has come about through
the development of the cement indus
try In this country. Given reasonable
access to a transportation lino and a
sand bank, aud the possibility of a
stone house Is yours. One part of ce
ment, two or three parts of sand and
four to seven parts of gravel or broken
stone mixed together with enough wa
ter to make a paste will produce a
stone that is next to granite iu hard*
I1CSS and strength, not affected by lire,
as are marbles anil limestones, aud
much less susceptible to Injury by
frost than sandstone.?Country Life In
The Word "Calico."
The word "calico" has a queer origin.
Many centuries ago the first monarch
of the province of Malabar, in Hindu
stan, gave to one of his chiefs as a re
ward for distinguished services his
sword aud all the land within the limit
of which a cock crowing at a certain
temple could be heard. From tills cir
cumstance the little town which grew
up in the center of this territory was
called Culicoda, or "The Cock Crow
ing." Afterward It was called Calicut,
and from this place the first cotton
goods were Imported into England
bearing tho word calico.
lie Und Hooch.
Weariinan?Is this the otllce of Qulg
ley's quick cure?
Patent Medicine Man?Yes.
"Gimme six bottles for my wife."
"Tried all other remedies without
"No; she ain't 111 at all, but I saw iu
your advertisement where a woman
wrote after taking six bottles, 'I am a
different woman,' and I have hopes."
Drnlnn I,nr?c find Small,
A mouRC, it appears, has a compara
tively larger brain than a human being,
but tho brain of man has an additional
development of the frontal lobes, and
therein lies the difference. Higher apes
with very largo brains have frontal
lobes smaller than tho lowest human
lira* Ulm In.
Hlubbs?So your Investment turned
out badly, eh? I thought you got In on
the ground floor. Slobbs?I did, but It
looks as though some other fellows had
sneaked in through the cellar window.
The sn in n ii H11,
There aro weather prophets and
weather prophets, but there Is n stone
which It Is nssu> ie<l unfailingly fore
tells ehauges In the weather. This
stone was found in Finland many
years ago by an explorer and has been
watched by scientists with great Inter*
OSt. It Is known as the samakulr and
presents a white mottled appearance in
sunshine, gradually turning from gray
to black as a rainstorm approaches.
The samakulr Is made up of clay, niter
and rock salt. Iu dry weather (ho salt
in the atone Is prominent, hut when the
air is filled with moisture the salt ab
sorbs the moisture and turns black
thus acting ns a barometer.
When n Chill-up Kmperor Dion.
When a Chinese emperor dies tho In
telligence is announced by dispatches
to the several provinces written with
blue Ink, the mourning color. All per
sons of rank are required to take red
silk ornaments from their cops with
the boll or button of ronk. All sub
jects of China without exception are
called upon to forbear shaving their
beads for 100 days, wlihhi which pe
riod none may marry, play upon music
al instruments or perform any sacilflce.
MAY CAUSE A SMILE.
MUST BE AN INVALID.
Uncle Hiram?I'm afraid our Bum
mer boarder must be kinder sickly.
"He says he's afeard breakfast at
half-pas' four ain't goin' to agree with
him."?The Chicago News.
A HOE-MADE JOKE.
There was an old doctor lived long ago
Who hired a fellow to shovel his snow;
But instead of a shovel he gavo him a
For ho was a hoe-me-a-path, you know.
?Woman's Home Companion.
Madam?Be sure to put plenty of
nuts in the cake.
Cook?I'll crack no more nuts today.
My jaws hurts mo already.?Harper's
She?So you really imagine that
smoking benefits you?
He?I know it does. My mother-in
law leaves the room the minute I light
my pipe. ? Exchange.
"Yes," said one of tho traveling men
who were telling stories in front of
the hotel, "I was once out of sight of
land for twenty-one days."
"On tho Pacific coast one time I
didn't see land for twenty-nine days,"
said another. A little, bald-headed
man tilted his chair against a post and
knocked the ashes from his cigar.
I started across the Saluda river near
Laurens when I was a kid," he said,
"and was out of sight of land before I
reached the other bank."
"Aw, come off," came from the
crowd. "The Saluda isn't more than
300 yards anywhere near Lawrence."
"I didn't say it was, said the little
man. quietly. "The skiff turned over
and I sank twice."
NO NEED FOR A COAI. MAN TO STARVE.
(A pure-food commission in Chicago
recently dissected a lemon pie bought
out of stock, and found it to contain
neither lemons, butter, nor sugar. Tho
principal ingredients were various forms
of coal tar and glucose. ?News Item.)
They're making cotton clothes from
And iron things from wood;
They're making goodies out of scraps
And nasty things from good;
They're making paper things from rags
And money out of "sky;'
But this is sure the worst as yet?
A coal-tar lemon pie!
They're making combs from kerosene,
And pearls from olive oil;
They're making Belgian hares of cats
And syrup out of soil;
They're making buckwheat cakes from
And jmm ice-stone?O my!
But this is sure the time to kick ?
A coal-tar lemon pie!
They're making clothing out of glass
And butter out of grease;
While maple sugar made from sand
Is commoner than geese;
They make from scraps and chicken
Most terrapin you buy;
But anything we'll stand except
A coal-tar lemon pie!
? Baltimore American.
WIDOWS READ LITTLE.
Too Baay Knjoytna; Thcuiaelvea tm
Give Time to Books.
After dinner the woman called on
two friends. They were a married cou
ple. They had not been married so
The wife, who was suffering from a
slight culd, lay on the couch among the
pillows. She had on a red kimono. She
was very pretty, Avith the red to match
in her cheeks. In her hands was n
book. It happened to be of the same
color as her kimono, which was also
pretty. Attached to her book was a
tiny Uttlo electric light, with a shade.
Tho battery lay by her side.
Tho husband reseated himself at the
center table. By his side was an open
book with a paper knife keeping the
place for hlni. It was under the read
"How long have you been married
now?'* asked the woman as she took
her sent lu a big armchair.
"About six mouths," said they simul
Tho woman, who had just come from
a gay dinner party where she had
laughed for two hours with a lot of
friends, glanced quickly from one to
tho other, taking in tho books, the
lamps, their attitudes of repose, the
quiet of the room, tho air of huving Mu
lshed with fun altogether.
"I see," said she. "I know how It Is.
I used to be married. I read then, and
read and read. I nearly put my eyes
out reading. I read sometimes till 8
o'clock In the morning and after."
"I do that now," smiled the wife.
"Really," went on the woman, "I
think there wasn't a book that came
out then I didn't read. I devoured
"And now?" said they.
The woman smiled serenely at them
from the recesa of her big armchair.
"Now," said she, "I never read a sin
gle book that's on the market. I don't
know what's como out, and I don't
care. I go by boikstands from ono
year's end to tho other and nover think
"Why?" asked they.
"I'm no longer married," explained
the woman. "I no longer vegetato and
read ond road and vegetate. I live
now," she added.?Now Y'ork Press.
BITS FROM THE AUTHORS.
Iu tho very unfairness of women Is
often to be found tho innln Bource of
their fascination. -Mrs. Craigle.
Success In lifo rests upon one small
gift?tho secret of tho entry Into an
othor man's mind to discover what is
passing there.?Seton Merrimnn.
It is t'ic sorrowful and the old who
lend the human host In its march to
ward paradise. Youth and happiness
loiter far behind and nre satisfied with
the earth.?James Lane Allen.
If I wvro a multimillionaire I would
buy the whole of Stratford on Av;,r.,
pay all its miserable municipal debts
and make It the happiest little placo In
tho world.?Miss Marie Corelll.
Tho modern thirst for novelty and
of woman's mysterious rivalry with
men must Inevitably in the end unfit
pooplo for a wboloso., natura] life of
Study, reflection or repose.?Lady Vio
He?I hear you read a poem at your
commencement. She No; I wore It.?
The voice of conscience Is so delicate
that It Is easy to stiflo It, but It is also
?o clear that it Is Impossible to mistake
.t. Mnu . do Stael.
MANAGERS OP ELECTION.
On Question of Dispensary or no Dis.
peusary In Lauren*.
In pursuance of an Order from County
Supervisor H. B. Humbert, calling: for
an Election upon the question of "Dif
penaary" or f<No Dispensary," we, the
Commissioners of State and County
Elections for Laurens County, hereby
appoint the following managers to con
duct said election to lie held in Laurens
county, South Carolina, on the second
Tuesday in January, being the 9th day
of the month, between the hours of 7
a. m. and 4 p. m.
Laurens?B. B. Blakely, J. Frank
Owings, K. K. Howell.
Laurens Cotton Mill?J. M. Winn, G.
P. Smith, W. W. Blakely.
Gray Court-W. H. Barksdale, E. T.
Shell, W. W. Yeargin.
Power-V. A. White, W. S. Power,
R. C. Owings.
Dials Church-J. H. Curry, D. D.
Harris, D. B. Godfrey.
Woodvillc-J. E. Wham, W. L. Aber
crombie, Willis Putman.
Shiloh-L. S. Bolt, R. C. Wallace,
Hopewell?D. R. Crawford, M. C.
Boyd, James Miller.
Clinton-R. P. Adair, Gt W. Moore,
T. J. Anderson.
Clinton Cotton Mill?J. A. Wofford,
E. W. Anderson, Ed McQuown.
Mountville?J. C. Cluck, Hewlett
Sullivan, J. R. Whatley.
Renno-J. C. McMillan, W. E. Bell,
P. II. Copeland.
. Scuflletown Township.
Ora?A. Y. Thompson, W. B. Har
mon, Nat Wallace.
Langston's Church?W. M. Myers,
Wilson Blakely, Fil/.hugh Donnon.
Cross Hill Township.
Cross Hill ? Beaty Owens, Wistar
Bryson, J. O. King.
Brewerton?T. J. Crawford, John
Pitts, J. A. Balentine.
Tumbling Shoals ? Sam Johnson,
Hamp Hellams, Frank Tumbling.
Princeton? M. B. McCuen, J. T.
Machen, J. L. Traynham.
Youngs Store - C. R. Wallace, A.
S. Riddle. S. D. Martin.
Parson s Store?Claud Leonard, John
F. Sloan, E. B. Bailey.
Pleasant Mound?It. W. Stewart, J.
I B. Cosby, T. P. Jeans.
Tip Top-Ed H. Anderson, W. A.
Nelson, A W. Sims.
Waterloo-W. W. Campbell, G. W.
Long, Frank Duvall.
Ekom ? Barney Culbertson, L. C.
Culbertson, Young Godfrey.
Mt. Pleasant?B. H. Pasley, W. I.
Miller, Jonah Smith.
Daniel's Store?Sim Boland, J. N.
Jones, D. A. Goddard.
On the day of the Election the Mana
gers must organize by electing a Chair
man and also a Clerk, if necessary. The
Chairman so elected is empowered to
administer oaths to the other managers
and to fill any vacancy, if one exists,
from among the qualified voters who,
after being sworn, can conduct the
At the close of the election the
Managers must proceed publicity to
count the ballots and continue without
adjournment until the same is com
pleted, and make a statement of the
result thereof, and sign the same.
Within three days thereafter, the
Chairman of the Board, or some one
pesignated by the Board, must deliver
to the Commissioners of State and
County Election the noli lists, the
boxes containing the ballots and signed
statements of trie result of the election.
W. T. Crews,
J. E. Boyd,
Commissioners State and County Elec
Supervisor Humbert will pay all ex
pense of this election and the blanks
for making out the mileage and per
diem of the managers will be found in
the box, which must be returned to the
Commissioners for approval.
A SERVANT PROBLEM.
Why Hie Lady of ?he lloua* Win
Ready to Call a Halt.
A lady recently called ut the bouse
of a friend, who answered in person
the ring at the door. With careworn
expresslou and Hurried manner she
apologized for the confusion that ap
parently reigned in the house, saying:
"My parlor maid is upstairs ill- not
ill enough to go to the hospital, too ill
to work, too far from home to go there,
yet needing attention from me. My
waitress is having a lit of the sulks, and
I have sent her out to do nn errand and
get some frttsh air. The cook Is Just
now not Oil speaking terms with her
husband, the coachman, and is seeking
a divorce, so that one or thu other must
go. The footman came home drunk
last night and had to he discharged
this morning. My house is at sixes
and sevens, my husband lunched down
town, my mother has taken the chil
dren and the nursery maid home with
her, guests arrive this evening, and I
have spent tho day in a vain search for
help in the bouse. I belong to a club
studying household economics and
have allowed It to turn a searchlight
on all my household affairs In the in
terests of society at large. I aui now
ready to call a hult, to refuse to have
my domestic arrangements considered
a hunting ground for theorists, to pro
nounce all such clubs vain mockeries,
snares and delusions, Inventions of the
enemy for squandering time and show
ing the bitter contrast between ab
stract theory and concrete reality. The
only club I am Interested In must pro
vide on lap maids who never get 111 or
Bulky, cooks without a temper and
coachmen and footmen of unimpeach
oble habits."?Lucy M. Salmon in At
I wish to announce to the public that I have just opened a
General Repair Shop in connection with my business of
Enlarging and Framing Pictures. My Repair Department is
in charge of MR LAFAYETTE B?YD, of Clinton, an expe
rienced Lock and Gunsmith who will take pleasure in exe
cuting your order. - -- -- -- -
Guns, Pistols, Sewing Machines, Locks, Fit Keys
and in fact any of the Numerous Articles n
that are Needing Repairs. Q
* MV PICTURE DEFARTMENT g
1 Enlarge and Frame Pictures to Order, or Furnish
any Sheet Picture of any Subject you
may Desire on Short Notice.
I wish for my friends and customers a Merry Christmas and a
Happy and Prosperous New Year. Soliciting your business in
the above lines during the New Year, I am yours truly,
A. ROSS BLAKELY. _
Next to Southern West Main Street, ?|
Express Office. Laurens, 5. C. ?
A Queer Carpet.
For Bomo reason the man had been
employed to make an Inventory of the
furniture In tho house. He was bo long
about his task In the parlor, however,
that the lady of the mansion went in
to see what he was doing. On the floor
lay an empty bottle. On the sofa lay
the man, sleeping sweetly like a tired
child. But the inventory had not been
wholly forgotten. At tho top of tho
page stood a solitary, eloquent entry,
*'Oue revolving carpet."
Not Her Usual Way.
Mrs. Ferguson (to caller)?I never
did like h?r, and when tho Impudent
thing Spoke to me the way she did I
wub speechless with Indignation. I
couldn't say n word. Mr. Ferguson
(butting In)?That must have happen
ed before we were married.
Featherstone?How is It, Willie, \
was shown into this room? Usually
I go luto the parlor. Willie-Sister
said tho clock iu this room was half
an hour fast.
Bben?A husband's place Is to com
mand. Flo?And a wlfo's to counter
mand!?New York Press.
A little patient pushing la worth a
profound lot of puffing.
Stale ol* South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
By virtue of the power vested in me
as Executor of the last Will and Testa- j
ment of S. K. Taylor, deceased, I will >
sell at public outcry to the highest bid- j
der, at Laurens, C. H., S. C, on Sales- |
day in January next, being Tuesday, i
the 2nd day of the month,during the le
?al hours for such sales, the following j
escribed property to wit: All that lot i
peice or parcel of land lying and being
in the City of Laurens, known as the ?
S. K. Taylor home place, containing 21
acres more or less, and situated on the
South side of East Main street, said
land to be sold in lots as will appear by
a plat made by John M. Hudgens sur
veyor, and on exhibition in the office of
John F. Bolt, Clerk of Court. On one
of these lots is located a nice eight
room dwelling house with city water.
Terms of Sale: Cash. If the terms
are not complied with, the land to be
resold on same or some subsequent
Salesday on same terms, at risa of
E. F. Taylor,
Dec. 14, 1905.
Wishing our Friends and Customers,
one and all, a Merry Christmas, we
take this occasion to thank them for
their liberal patronage during the
year about to close. Trusting that the
New Year may bring you a full meas
ure of prosperity. We are your friend,
cost on the Fox Typewriter
is much less than on any other.
Four Fox Typewriters were used constantly
in a large Chicago office for three years, at a main
tenance cost of 50 cents. On four other standard
machines, costing the same as the Fox, used the
same length of time, the maintenance was $36.00.
Allow us to demonstrate the superiorly of
the Fox to you.
Placed on free trial anywhere, and second hand
machines taken in part payment. m
Fox Typewriter Co.
SOUTHERN SCALE & FIXTURE CO.
State Agents, Columbia, S. C.
W. P. HUDGENS, Local Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
Notice to Planters
At this season of the year all eyes are turned
to sowing1, for therein lies the success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
make a good crop, hence wo have expended
every effort to secure the best that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we art;
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 largo buyers at
E have a customer who is making 210
bales of cotton on 200 acres of lSnd with
600 pounds of Tiger Brand Fertilizer to the
You can do the same if you go at it intel
ligently. One proof of this man's intelligence
is the use of Tiger Brand Fertilizers.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Co.,
P. 0. Drawer 78. Spartanburg, S. C.
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