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THE NEW ORLEANS REUNION.
Order Concerning the Annual Meeting of
the Veterans In April.
The following general orders have
been received from Gen. Lee and are
published for the information of all in
Headquarters LTnited Confeder
New Orleans, La., Jan. 15, 1906.
General Orders No. 38.
; 1. The general commanding announces
that: according to the custom hereto
fore in force, which leaves to the gen
eral commanding and the department
commanders the fixing of the date of
the reunion, the sixteenth annual re
union of the United Confederate Vete
rans will be held in the city of New
Orleans, La., on April 25, 26, 27, 1906,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, re
spectively, those days having been
named by our host as satisfactory.
2. There are many reasons why the
reunion of 1606 should surpass any
heretofore held. The city of New Or
leans is geographically situated so as to
be easily accessible to a large section
of our federation. It is near the great
Trans-Mississippi department, with its
thousands of enthusiastic old soldiers,
and the most populous divisious of the
other departments are not distant. The
longing of the gallant remnants of the
Confederate armies to .meet each other,
which each year grows stronger, the
peculiar character of the city with its
innumerable attractions, its old-time
streets, its antique buildings, its im
mense shipping with the countless
craft that float on the bosom of the
"great river," the beauty and refine
ment of its women, the hospitality of
its people?ever the most enthusiastic
Confederate?the exceedingly low rate
made by the railroads, all, coupled with
the promise of its citizens (and with
them promise is performance) that this
gathering shall far surpass all hereto
fore held, combine to make this meet
ing a memorable meeting. The gen
eral commanding, then, most earnestly
urges all camp officers to strive to have
a large attendance from their camps,
that these aged men may once more
have the pleasure of meeting their old
comrades in arms.
3. The general commanding with
much pleasure announces at the re
quest of its most energetic president,
Mrs. W. J. Behan, that the Confeder
ote Southern Memorial Association will
hold its meeting at the same time.
4. The general commanding sincerely
hopes that the press of the entire coun
try will endeavor to stir up interest in
the coming meeting and to this end he
requests that this order be published
and editorial comment be made thereon.
By command of Stephen D. Lee,
Official; William E. Mickle,
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.
THE TAXABLE VALUE OF LAND.
Table Showing the Valuation of Land in
The Comptroller General has just
completed the following interesting ta
ble showing the value per acre of land
in the State, county by county. From
this table it can be seen that land in
Anderson county is assessed at a higher
valuation than in any other county:
Su inter, * 3.49
Union, 3 58
NOTABLE SPARTANBURG MARRIAGE.
Miss Janic Rivers Becomes Bride of One
of Spartanburg's Wealthiest Citizens.
Mr. A. II. Twichell and Miss Janie O.
Rivers were united in marriage at the
residence of the bride's mother, Mrs.
M. C. Rivers, 68 Alabama street, this
morning at 6 o'clock, the ceremony be
ing performed by Rev. J. S. Watkins,
D. I)., pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of the city.
The wedding was an affair of note on
account of its elegant simplicity. There
were no witnesses present except a few
relatives and intimate friends of the
Immediately after the ceremony Mr.
Twichell and bride left for an extended
The bride is a charming and accom
plished young woman. She has for |
many years been engaged in teaching.
She is possessed of the traits and char
acteristics of true womanhood which
make her popular with all who know
The groom is a leading factor in
Spartanburg's industrial and business
life. He is president of the three
Clifton mills and the two mills at Glen
dale, and is also a director in a number
of the city's large fin?>o<:ial institutions,
and a trustee of Converse College. He
is regarded as one of Spartanburg's
wealthiest and most influential citizens.
Hip friends extend to him hearty con
gratulations and best wishes on winning
such an attractive and accomplished
young bride. ? Spartanburg Herald,
LIFE IN PENANQ.
The Mlaery and the Dlacoxafort* of
the llalny Season.
A resident of lVnang thus describes
the rainy season thoro: "Our ralus nave
set in wtth till their attendant comforts
and discomforts, and they make one
feel something like Robinson Crusoe
when he made up the list of his bless
ings and evils. The planters are all re
joicing and are putting out their seed
lings and cuttings ami generally doing
all they should do. The bullocks are
beginning to fill out those Ugly hollows
between their ribs and about their
Hanks, for iho grass on their limited
pastures Is growing rich and rank, and
these patient, half starved beasts prollt
by It. Our trees have all put on new
coats of brilliant green, ami tbo whole
place wears a uewly washed .^appear
ance, very comforting after the dusty,
dry season In which our soup.tastes
gritty and a piece of bread and butter
seems to have had a bit of sandpaper
glued on the butter side. But even our
rains bave their disadvantages.
"When 1 come home, thoroughly wet
and disgusted with everything, and go
to bed tiumcdinlcly after dinner, the
roof edninienees to leak, and I havo to
get out and sblft the bed. 1 Interview
the landlord in the morning, ami be
tells me roofs can't be repaired In the
rain and that in all probability as soon
as the tiles swell the roof will become
water tight of its own accord. That
doesn't cure either my lumbago or
rheumatism, nnd when I take my bath
I discover we are on the Ader Itam wa
ter service and have to bathe In pea
"I mention the fact to the municipal
president over a stengah at the club,
and he savs, 'My dear boy, I'm on the
same service and bave been combing
mud out of my hair for a week.' This
doesn't make me feel any cleaner. The
lizards on the celling are waxing fat
from the Insects which are driven Into
the house by the rain, and I notice that
the soup at dinner seems to have more
body in It from the same cause. This
does not Improve my tomper."?Chicago
Almost every one lias need of more
sense thnn he has. *
Ever notice that when your Judg
ment gets In its work It Is too late?
A great many men imagine they
would be governor If the oftlce really
sought the man.
It Is awfully bard to believe that
the man who catches you stealing Jam
found you at it accidentally.
When a widower Is having a love af
fair, he must wonder what idiot wrote,
"The whole world loves a lover."
When people are too easy with you,
bo careful. They may be letting out
enough rope for you to hang yourself
Occasionally a man marries to prove
that be can do as he pleases and tinds
when that Is done that he no longer
eau.? Atetiisou Globe,
Illnok Hair StroilKext,
Black hair is stronger than golden
tresses aud will sustain almost double
the weight. Recently a German scien
tist has beou experimenting and has
touud that it Is possible to suspend a
weight of four xninecs i>y a single hair,
provided the hair be black. Bloud hair
will give way at varying weights, de
pendent upon the exact tint. A yellow
hair will scarce support two ounces, a
bl'OWll will bold up three without
breaking, while a very dark brown will
sustain an additional half ounce.
The greater vitality of the black hair
is declared to be the reason for the pre-'
ponderance of blond bald heads, and,
according to this experimenter, a per
son with jet black hair will still enjoy
a full growth while the blond will have
been bald for seven and a half yearn.
The Paddy Bird.
One of the best known of feathered
creatures in India Is the paddy bird. A
traveler says of him; "The paddy bird
Is not afflicted with shyness. He is
far too lazy to be disturbed by the ap
proach of human beings. So confiding
is he that the natives of India call
him the blind heron. I once saw one
of these birds standing motionless at
the water's edge within ten feet of n
grunting, perspiring washerman, who
was dashing some clothes to pieces
against a stone in a dirty duck pond,
't hat Is the way washing is done in In
dia. Neither individual took the least
notice of the other."
Trusts Voran* iUhrm.
"What," queried the fair maid, "Is
the difference between a trust and
"I'm afraid I cannot explain the dif
ference in so many words," replied the
young man in the case, "but If you'll
put your trust in me I'll blow myself
for the ring tomorrow."
And she put her trust in him.?Chi
A Puritan preacher named Boyd was
in the habit of inveighing against
Cromwell. Secretary Thurlow inform
ed the latter, advising him to have the
man shot. "lie's a fool, and you're
another," said the protector. "I'll pay
him out in his own coin." He asked
Boyd to dinner and before giving him
any prayed for three hours.
siicccMfl, Not Pail a re,
May Gabble?She's evidently willing
to be friendly with you, anyway. She
told me she Invited you to her party,
but you failed to get there. Hella Kose
?That Isn't exactly correct. I succeed
ed In not getting there.- Exchange.
Not S ii i i>i i > l n r,.
Mamma?I'm surprised at you, John?
nr. Johnny (thoughtfully)?I wonder
If you'll ever get used to me, mamma.
You're always surprised at me.
No dangerous drugs or alcoholic con
coctions are taken into the stomack |
when Hyomei is used. Breathed
through the inhaler, the balsamic heal
ing of Hyomei penetrates to the most
remote cells of the nose and throat, and
thus kills the catarrhal germs, heals
the irritated mucous membrane, and
gives complete and permanent cure.
Hyomei is the simplest, most pleas
ant and the only guaranteed cure for
catarrh that has been discovered. Com
plete outfit, $1.00; extra bottle, 50 cents.
I For sale by Laun ns Drug Co.
? We havo just received a large and
I beautiful line of rugs and art squares
I In oriental and floral designs. S. M.
If.. Ii. w ilk en & Co.
BETEL NUT CHEWING.
It the National Dlveraluu of dm
Betel nut chewing Is the uutloual di
version of the Siamese. Every ouo
from high to low Is addicted to the
habit, and preparation of the quid for
those too poor to own ingredients and
boxes is In every town quite a busi
ness of Itself. In the Biuullest Hottle
.niems one sees peddlers squatting be
fore their trays of little boxes holding
lime and seeds of tobaeeo und pack
ages of syrali, or green betel loaves.
The betel tree is among the moat com
mon in Shun, sending up a trunk some
times full sixty feel, always, like the
coeoanut, limbless except for Its bush
of a top, where, again like the cocoa,
the nuts grow in closely attached
bunches, to harden and redden before
The cardamom seed, or clove, Is an
extra of the well to do and especially
of the women. The eommon habit
among men of the country la to add a
pinch of tobacco after lirst rubbing it
over their gums. The bright red saliva
from chewing is. iu the town house,
carefully deposited In a handsome sil
ver recoptnelo. In the up country
house slits between the open bamboo
Mooring obviate the necessity for such
niceties. Hut always on formal occa
sion, even In the Jungle edge, the betel
nut ehewer carries his box for the free
ly Qowlug juice that stains the teeth
a deep red, which among the better
class with care aud attention becomes
a highly polished black.
And this is true even of Slum's most
enlightened classes, whom contact with
the outside world appears not to win
from the betel nut and-discolored teeth.
In Hungkok I talked with one of royal
blood and his wife, both of whom hud
lived several years iu England, yot the
teeth of euch were black as ebony, aud
the Woman frankly expressed tier dis
trust at the white teeth of foreigners.
J>ogs and other four footed animals,
she declared, have white teeth. Bless
ed is contentment!?Outing.
PYTHONS AS PETS.
Accord i nr. to Dr. Unmi, They Are
l'orfcctlj I I n r in 1 c ?< f..
Dr. Mann, an enthusiastic lover of
snakes, contributes to a recent Eng
lish volume a letter which goes to
show that the larger kinds of these
creatures "may have far more charac
ter und emotion than thoy are general
ly credited with.
"My present boa," he writes, "al
ways sleeps in my bed around my feet.
He is perfectly clean, lies still and very
seldom disturbs me. Occasionally he
crawls to my face to lick it. 1 fre
quently take a python to bed, lud at
present she Is timid, and if she cannot
lind my feet erawls out of the bed and
CUI'ls herself on the tloor.
"I do not myself believe that any
python or boa is savage. f>ut they are
dreadfully timid, especially from the
ill treatment they receive when first
caught ami the misery und terror they
endure on the voyage.' There Is anoth
er (hing: They liUVO no eyelids and on
heilig suddenly uncovered and drugged
forth to the light sutler from the glare
very acutely. It Is best, therefore, to
hide their heads in your hand or under
"Handle them often und give them
wnter, pressing their bends gently into
it. I feed my bous frequently from
my hand, but the lust lime I offered a
python a guinea pig the prey escaped,
und the python took In the whole of
my h ind instead, lie soon discovered
his mistake and was greatly distress
ed, rubbed his head against my band
and seemed to fear some sort of pun
"Since that time I have bad great
difficulty in persuading him to eat un
less I nurse him or take him to bed,
when he will lie the whole night with
his head in my hand."
ids Tluit Cannot Walk.
In oriental countries it is customary
t<< have valuable fish as household
pets, in the same way as we huvo
cuts and dogs, and in almost every
house in Japan one can find Jars con
taining some line specimens, Japnnese
nobles have large ucquurhi. In which
are to be found species of odd and
curious fish that have been bred and
cultivated for the last fiOO years and
more. In China (he paradise fish Is a
good examplO'Of the result of careful
cultivation, for it Is nowhere found In
a wild state and is remarkable for Its
colors, which surpass in beauty those
of any other fish extaut. Another
household pet Is the Chinese comet
goldfish, which Is equipped with Im
mense caudal tins that spread out like
sails when the creature In swlmining
i'n( on the Ilritke.
If the pcoplo about you are carrying
on their business or their benevolence
at a puce which drains the life out of
you, resolutely take a Blower pace; be
called a laggard, make less money, ac
complish less work than they, but b?
what you were meant to be and cun
be. You have your natural limit of
power as much ns itn engine?ten
horsepower, or twenty, or a hundred.
You are 111 to do certain k/nds of work,
und you need a certain kind and
amount of fuel and a certain kind of
handling. -George S. Merrium.
Tli* Bent nullit' to Hendln?.
Of all tin- gifts an older brother or
sister can confer upon a younger child
none can compare with the taute for
good rending, (t Is nn easy mutter for
the elder to bring the right hook to the
little reader nt the right time, and no 1
lasting benefit can be given with so
little effort. See that you are able to !
act as a wise guide when the little 1
brother's or sister's hand Is put no con
hdingly In yours.?St. Nicholas,
A curiosity In the shnpe of A puff
hall us big as a man's head Is on ex
hibition In a store nt Bowdolnham, Me.
?ean th? ^ Ihe Kind You Have Alvynjrs Bougtn
Blgna^ro /JX , xf^^^j
State or South Carolina,
County ok LAURENS.
Whereas J. W. Peterson made suit
to me. to grant him Letters of Admin
istration of the Estate of and efTects of
N. M. Speer.
These are therefor,-' to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said N. M. Speer, do
ceased, that they be and appear befon>
me, in the Court of Probate, to he held
at Laurens, C. IL, S. ('., on the 16th
day of February llMlfi next, after publi
cation thereof at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Administration should not
(liven under my Hand, this the 20th
day of January, 190?).
O. Q. Thompson,
j. p. i., c.
Bom th# 1 hfi IM'1 Vo i HjMjIfc**.
MEXICO'S LOST MINES
ANCIENT BEDS OF TREASURE THAT
CANNOT NOW BE LOCATED.
The Romance 'Which Hover* Arour.il
the Famous Hidden Mine of Tuloita.
Suueratitlon and CunnlnK of (he
Of the many mines which woro work
ed by the Spaniards aud which gave
them such fabulous returns for their
labor scarcely one cau bo located to
day. Many romantic stories as to their
whereabouts have been followed up,
only to be met with defeat.
One of the riebest of those mines was
probably Tarasea, about which Hum
boldt has written. It was worked loug
before the Spaniards arrived in Mex
ico, and the gold and stiver were made
Into ornutuents by the aborigines. A
family in Guaymas has a necklace of
Hying llsh purchased from a Pirna
chief, who said that the metal wan dug
from Tarasea. Later the mine was ac
quired by the crown of Spain and was
worked, with the exception of a period
during the Apache war, till tbe French
intervention, when the shafts were said
to bave been concealed by tbe admin
istrator, Don .Juan Moreno, who was
forced to seek safety in flight. After
tbe restoration of peace tbe location of
Tarasea was looked for In vain, though
the mine now known as I'barbo Is sup
posed to be the same. When rediscov
ered years ago Ubai'h was found to
have been extensive): jrked and the
shafts concealed uuder earth and
brush. Hieb pillars of ore were found
In the drifts, ami the mine corresponds
in many respects with the descriptions
of Tarasea found in the archives of
the American consulate at Cuuymas.
The fame of Tarasea Is eclipsed by
the romance which hovers around the
lost mine of Talopa. A Mexican of
great wealth who was much interested
in the subject made a trip to Madrid
to search for data on the subject. He
found absolutely nothing to prove that
such a mine had ever been worked by
the crown of Spain, and there is noth
ing In Mexican archives to establish
the facts. Quite as trustworthy as the
written documents are the tradltious
among the Plum Indians. They main
tain that Talopa exists and a few
claim to know Its whereabouts. Small
quantities of very rich ore are occa
sionally sold at the mountain mining
camps, but all attempts to follow the
Indians to the spot where It Is found
or to bribe them to reveal It bave been
unavailing. Their wants are few, and
they believe that should they reveal
the secret they would drop (lend. About
six years ago an old Plain chief fell 111
in ?>ne of the valley pueblos and was
cured by a Mexican lady so well
known and universally respected that
her statement Is taken without ques
tion. The old Indian returned to his
Irlbe and from time to time sent his :
benefactress rich bits of ore which
assayed thousands of dollars to the
All her efforts to ?et htm to lead her
to the mine were fruitless, for the
great spirit would strike him dead for
the olfense. The following summer the
senorn went to the mountains and llv- |
ed among the Indians for three months, <
doctoring the sick and giving presents
of ribbons and gay calico t<> the woni- |
en. She became convinced that, the
spot whence the rich ore came was
Taioptl. Finally the old chief admitted
that the mine was worked when he
was a boy and gave permission to two
women of the tribe to lead tbe senora
Within a few yards of the mine so that
she might discover it for herself and ?
save him from the penalty of sudden
death for revealing it. The three woni- ?
en traveled mostly at night, passing
through deep canyons and over lofty
The fourth night some hours after
dark the Indian women led her Into a
deep canyon and paused before a largo
rock. In the dim moonlight an old ar- j
rastra was seen and across the canyon
a large ore dump. The woman gath
ored bits of ore from tbe dump, but
was hurried away by the squaws, who :
said they would be killed if they do- !
laved beyond the time mentioned by
their chief. They traveled till the
moon went down, rested a few hours
and went on before daylight, complete
ly baffling the Mexican woman as to
I lie route they had taken. They ar- j
rived at the pueblo at nightfall, hav- j
ing taken four days to reach the mine
and but one to return, the obvious con
clusion being that she had been led in
a circle. Despairing of gaining more,
the woman returned to her home, but
she hopes at some future time to con
tinue the search.
Two other mines which are supposed
to bave been the property of the crown
during the Spanish occupation and of
which there are many romantic tales |
are the Heina Mercedes and the Cnsa
Bianca. Both have been probably re- |
discovered and worked under other I
names. The Heina Mercedes Is sup- '
posed to be one of the rich Conchena j
group and the Cnsa Bianca the Casltas
mine. Near the latter Is an ancient
mine, now worked by a Mexican com
pany, which has open cuts on the sur
face for more than a mile and several ,
miles of underground workings. Near
this mine, when? once a large church
Stood, which has long since fallen into
ruins, two copper bells have been
found. They bear the name of (Juada
IllpO de Talopa. thus leading many to
the belief that the Tajos mine Is the i
long lost Talopa.?New York Herald.
"Blank Is a bright talker, but ho
?bines by reflected light."
"He never tells any but other men's
stories." Detroit Free Press.
To accept good advice is but to In
crease one's own ability. OootllO,
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more reasonable than Other
like institutions. $25.00 per week pays
for treatment, remedies and board.
Result absolutely the same.
L. (I. CORBETT, M. D.
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
N. B Dial. A C. Toi>i>.
DIAL & TO DD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Koterprise Bank and Todd Office lUuld
Laukkss, s. c.
Simpson, Cooper & Babh,
Attorneys at Law.
Will pnuaho in all Stale Courts,
i Prompt, attention given to all business
Nature Gives Timely Warnings That No
Citizen Can Afford to Ignore.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. 1 comes from
the kidney secretions. They will warn
you when the kidneys are sick. Well
kidneys excrete a clear, amber fluid.
Sick kidneys send out a thin, pale and
foamy, or a thick, red, ill-smelling, full
of sediment and irregular of passage.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. 2comes from
the back. Rack pains, dull and heavy,
or sharp and acute, tell you of sick
kidneys and warn you of the coming of
dropsy, diabetes and Rright's disease.
Doan s Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys
and cure them permanently. Here's
Robert Soxton, wheelwright and
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says: "I can recommend Doan's Kid
ney Pills for what they did for me.
They cured me of a very severe case of
backache from which I had suffered
greatly and could find no relief. A
nasty dull uching across the loins both
ered me day and night and when
through with the business cares of the
day to go to bed and get a good night's
sleep was something I had not been
able to do for a long time. The secre
tions from the kidneys gave mo trou
ble, were dark colored, strong and full
of sediment and disturbed my rest at
night on account of their too frequent
acton. I used numerous medicines and
wore plasters without beneficial results.
I used numerous medicines and wore
plasters without beneficial results. See
ing Doan's Kidney Pills advertised I
went to the Palmetto Drug Co. 's store
and got a box. The change for the bet
ter was noticeable almost at once, and
since using two boxes of them accord
ing to directions my back has not
ached, the secretions have become
normal and I do not have to get up at
night at all. 1 feel fifteen years younger
than I did before I used Doan's Kidney
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sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name ? Doan's and
take no other.
Don't pay $1.20 a gallon for oil be
cause labeled mixed paint. Oil only
costs GO cents a gallon. Buy L. & M.
Paint and add oil. It makes paint cost
$1.20 a gallon. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens. S. C. 14?ISt,
4 Gals. L. & M. Paint and .'l gallons
oil cost about $8.50 and will paint mod
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Laurens, S. C. 14 ?Kit.
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rens, S. C. 14-Kit.
Dining Room Sets!
Just the kind of a Side-board and Table that
you have wanted for such a lon^ while. In
fact'everything to make your dinging room
complete can be gotten here at a
Reasonably Low Figure,
and it will be to your interest to see our line
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Show You Our Line!
DON'T MISS THIS
The Grand Removal Sale will just continue two
weeks longer. Many good bargains in Dry Goods
yet remains. My line of Tobacco I must sell, and
well sell before this sale closes. See these prices: ?
Brown Mule Tobacco, 10 lbs for
Big Run, the best, 10 lbs for
$2.54 Horse Apple, 10 lbs for
2.34 Kite, Liberty Bell and Ripe Orange the lb.
About 18 lbs of Rich and Ripe at 47c the Pound.
Only two more weeks and the CASH BARGAIN STORE will close
this door of opportunity to you. Yours as ever,
Can t We Persuade You?
We arc not so very far apart. You, as a
shoe wearer, must have Shoes, some kind or
other, and every day too, can't we persuade
you to look carefully into our
and say frankly to us what you think of them?
They are extensively sold in all parts >f \
the United States,and each year's business is
increasing tremendously. To accomplish
such results, there must be some merit, and |
while we know just what this merit is, we
want you to know as much about it as we do.
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