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LAURENS, S. C, March 28, 1906.
THE STATE'S OPPORTUNITY.
The Greenville News says:
"If the next Democratic candidate
for President, of the United States is to
come from the South, wlml's tho mat
ter with Governor Hey ward."
The people of South Carolina Bhould
send a delegation to the next National
Democratic Convention solid for Hey
ward for the first place on the ticket.
Governor Heyward would command
the confidence of all parties. Republi
cans of Massachusetts and California
would be content with him even if they
did not vote for him. Once nominated
he would be a formidable candidate.
If the Democrats of South Carolina
will unite now on Heyward for presi
dent in 1908, the movement will take
care of itself in other States. Gov
ernor Hey ward has made \ ops of
friends wherever he has gone and he is
the only man in South Carolina who
could carry the State unanimously.
It would be of immeasurable benefit
to South Carolina if the State would go
before the next Democratic Convention
with an able, clean and attractive can
didate for the presidency and support
ing him with earnestness and enthu
siasm, first, last and all the time.
The late William McKinley was the
most satisfactory president to all kinds
of people that the country has had
since the war. Apart from politics, Mr.
Heyward is more nearly like to Mr.
McKinley than any other public man in
the country is like to him.
It is not probable that another per
sonality, such, as is Governor Hey
ward's can gather with accord, will
come to the front at any time again in
the near future. Through Governor
Hey ward South Carolina has the op
portunity of resuming her natural place
as a factor in national politics and the
opportunity ought not to be neglected.
The election of a South Carolina candi
date who is of the Heyward type is in
our judgment distinctly possible.
The people of the United States
crave an honest man who is not blatant
for their chief executive.
Arrested in Hendersonville.
Deputy Sheriff Sullivan went to
Hendersonville, N. C, Thursday after
nosn and returned Friday with Colum
bus Parks,a negro of the Owings Station
section, who is charged with obtaining
goods to the amount of twenty odd dol
lars under false pretenses. Parks left
the county several weeks ago. Last
week he was located in Hendersonville,
and acting under advices from here the
North Carolina authorities effected
Parks' arrest and immediately notified
Sheriff Duckett, who sent his deputy
for the fellow.
Starving to Death.
Because her stomach was so weak
ened by useless drugging that she
could not eat, Mrs. Mary H. Walters,
of St. Clair St., Columbus, O., was
literally starving to death. She writes:
"My stomach was so weak from use
less drugs that I could not eat, and my
nerves so wrecked that I could not
sleep; and not before I was given up to
die was I induced to try Electric Bit
ters; with the wonderful results that
improvements began at once, and a
complete cure followed." Best health
Tonic on earth. 50 cents. Guaranteed
by Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
Miss Lucy Atchison.
Miss Lucy Atchison, daughter of Mr.
James Atchison died at her home near
Cross Hill Sunday morning, March 18.
The funeral service took place at Beth
abra Baptist Church, Tuesday at 11
o'clock, the Rev. J. T. Taylor, assisted
by the Rev. J. A. Martin, officiating.
The Breath of Life.
It's ft significant fact that the strong
est animal of its size, the gorilla, also
has the largest lungs. Powerful lungs
means powerful creatures. How to
keep the breathing organs right should
be man's chiefest study. Like thou
sands of others, Mrs. Ora. A. Stephens,
of Port Williams, O., has learneu how
to do this. She writes: "Three bottles
of Dr. King's New Discovery stopped
my cough of two years and cured me of
what my friends thought consumption.
O, it's grand for throat and lung trou
bles. Guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. Price 5(1
cents and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
It is Ropp & Wells.
Since the dissolution of Ropp & Ow
ings, the Gray Court merchants, Mr.
J. W. Wells of Gray Court has become
associated with Mr. Ropp and the new
firm will continue a general merchan
dise business, carrying practically the
same line of merchandise as the old
The Wrong John Gary.
Several days ago, a negro giving his
namo as John Gary, was arrested in
Youngs township by Deputy Sheriff
Sullivan and held for identification, as
the officer had abundant reasons for
believing Gary to be one and the same
John Gary who killed Shed Hailstock in
Cross Hill township last October. .
A few days ago Deputy Sullivan was
in Youngs on official business. Meet
ing Gary in the road tho officer felt
prompted to ask the fellow his name
and where he had formerly lived. "John
Gary from Goldville." That reply set
tled it. After being made a prisoner
Gary said he was not the John Gary
wanted. However, he was detained at
jail until he could be identified. On
Friday a citizen of Cross Hill who
knows the alleged murderer of Hail
stock, called at the jail and after see
ing the prisoner said the fellow "was
not the man wanted.
Hives are a terrible torment to the
little folks, and to some oldor ones.
Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never
fails. Instant relief, permanent cure.
At any drug store, 60 cent*.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of County Treasurer,
subject to the result of the Democratic
Ross D. Young.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for re-election to tne office of Coun
ty Supervisor?subject to the rule of tho
_H. B. Humbert.
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I WISE AND OTHERWISE.
NOT TWO OF A KIND.
"I take things philosophically," re
marked the man as lie reached for the
??But I don't part with 'em that
way," retorted the owner of the um
brella as he retrieved his property."
contempt of court.
Lawyer?On the day the crime was
committed yon say you were working
in a lumber yard. Tell the jury what
Pumpernick ? Vat I saw? I saw
wood, py golly! Vat you tink I saw,
A Dutchman was tamping a charge
of blasting powder one day in a quarry.
Without warning the blast went olf.
Residents in the vicinity saw the
Dutchman sailing toward the zenith
and rushed out with baskets and dust
pans to gather up tho corpse. When
ho landed, however, some hundred
yards away, they found to their amaze
ment, that he was practically unin
"Oh, my good man, the Lord must
have been with you," said one of the
The Dutchman opened his eyes. He
was still suffering from the shock.
"Veil," he said feebly. "If he vas
he vas going some. " ? Exchange.
Townc: You've got a new typewriter
girl, I see."
Townc: "Is she bright?"
Browne: Well, I don't know whether
it's intentional, but she seems to be a
female Josh Billing.*." ? Philadelphia
One day a little boy came to school
with very dirty hands and the teacher
said to him:
"Jamie, I wish you would not conic
to school with your hands soiled that
way. What would you say if I came to
school with soiled hands?"
"I wouldn't say anything," was the
prompt reply, "I'd be too polite."
New Yu-k World.
wouldn't be driven to drink.
"Dear, will you match this sample
for me today?"
"No, darling. You know I am a pro
hibitionist. "?Baltimore American.
a demonstration wanted.
Bride: "I know you don't-love mo!"
Groom, Why, child, what makes you
Bride: "Because you're not jealous.
Why, Maine Gray's been married nearly
a year, and her husband's so jealous
that he ha.- shot at her twice and
tried to kill himself three times!"
loaded, aimed, missed.
Irate Spouse: "Henry, how came
you so late getting in?"
Henry: "Been down (hie) shoot'n'
gallery, m' dear."
Spousr: "I believe you. You look
half shot now. Well, did you hit the
Henry: "No, m'dcar. Jush ash I
went shootsh he winked 'is eye an' I
mished. " ? Dallas News.
A recent new play was nearly ruined
by an apt ejaculation from the gallery.
"Oh, I wish I could act!" cried the
hero, at a critical juncture.
"So do I guv'nor," said a voice from
the gallery; and the laughter of the
of the house kept the piece from
proceeding for nearly a minute.?Tit
Three little rules we all should keep,
To make life happy and bright,
Smile in the morning, smile at noon,
Take Rocky Mountain Tea at night.
Ask your Druggist.
The Kentucky Woes.
Man born in the wilds of Kentucky is
of feud days and easy virtue. He fish
eth, fiddleth, cusseth, and fighteth all
the days of his life.
When he desireth to raise hell he
planeth a neighbor, and lo, he reapeth
He riseth even from the cradle to
seek the scalp of his grandsire's enemy
and bringeth home in his carcass the
ammunition of his neighbor's wife's
cousin'a uncle's father-in-law, who
avengeth the deed.
Yea, verily, his life is uncertain and
ho knoweth not the hour when he may
be jerked hence.
He goeth forth on a journey half-shot
and cometh back on a shutter, shot.
He riseth in the night to lei the cat
out and it taketh nine docuns three
days to pick the buckshot from his per
He goeth forth in joy and gladness
and cometh back in scraps and frag
He callcth his fellowman a liar and
getteth himself filled with scrap iron
even to the fourth generation.
A cyclone bloweth him into the bosom
his neighbor's wife, and his neighbor's
wife's husband bloweth him into the
bosom of Father Abraham before ho
hath time to explain.
He emptieth n demijohn into himself
and a shotgun into his enemy, nnd his
enemy's son lieth in wait on election
day, and lo, tho coroner ploweth up a
forty-acre field to bury that man.
Woe, woe is Kentucky, for her eyes
are red with bad whiskey and her Boil
is stained with tho blood of damijits!
Selah.-^Aysville (Ky.) Public Ledger.
A Theory to ICxplnlu the Source and
Cuuno ?>?? lOruutlona.
In a volume on volcanoes Professor
C. Doolter undertakes to tell why vol
canoes have eruptions. Melted rock
such as Is flung from Vesuvius re<iulres
a temperature of 1,000 degrees Fahreu
helt, so that It becomes liquid only far
down In the earth, perhapa r.l.-cty or a
hundred miles. Below the outer crust
of cooled and solidified rocks there
must be a large zone of rock which still
remains solid because Its temperature
Is less than that of the melting point
corresponding to tho pressure under
which it rests, and below that again
there must be rock or magma In a
state of fusion. It is to this magma
that Professor Doolter looks for the
primary source of all volcanic activity.
At the same time tho depth at which
this primary reservoir of magma lies
and the pressure under which It Is cou
lined are so grout that a direct eruption
from It is Inconceivable, but when, by
movements In tho overlying crust or
otherwise, a channel Is opened tho
magma may rise to a depth where It Is
surrounded by rock at a lower temper
ature than the melting point. In theso
circumstances solidification begins.
From all volcanoes large quantities
of steam, of carbonic acid and other
gases are evolved, and the course of
every lava stream is marked by clouds
of steam evolved from the cooling lava.
At one time?and the idea Is still com
mon- this steam was supposed to have
been derived from sea water which
bad obtained access to the molten lava
while still underground, but this ex
planation is now generally rejected, be
ing impossible in some cases and Inad
equate in all, and the greater part of
tho steam and other emanations from
a volcano are now regarded as directly
derived from an original store in the
interior of the earth. However this
may be, It Is certain that the magma
from which volcanic lava Is derived is
not merely in a state of igneous fusion,
but is combined with water and gases,
which are given off as it solidifies and
by their escape frequently form minia
ture volcanoes on the surface of lava
if the solidification takes place un
derground the steam ami gases are ex
pelled, and. if there Is no free escape,
pressure may increase till it becomes
great enough to overcome tho resist
ance of (ho overlying rock aud so lead
to an eruption and (be formation of a
volcano, whose character will depend
on the nature of the reservoir from
which the eruption took place.
The French Student.
Some of the French students are mis
erably poor. No one knows how much
poverty Is hidden under those long
curls and palO fAeCS. Sometimes in the
libraries In tho evening one sees a stu
dent take a piece of dry bread out of
his pocket and.munch it: Whije study
ing, that being his whole supper. There
was one student who always walked
with his coat collar turned up. He was
found frozen dead one morning. lie
had hardly anything on underneath his
coat. Put while American students
who find themselves hard up will do
manna! labor, If notbing'better caa be
fouml, a French student would rather
starve than do so, ami tis one of them
expressed it, "Bather starve during
nine years and not do manual labor
than live fairly well and finish the
same studies in three years and work
for a living."?Paris Letter In New
iIoumcn In Slam?
In Caspar Whitney's book "Jungle
Trails and Jungle Peoples" ho says:
"Tho Siamese builds his house of one
story and on stills for several reasons.
The first, no doubt, is to avoid tho un
pardonable sin of living in a lower
story while an upper one is occupied
by other human beings, especially wo
men, who in Slam are not regarded as
of much importance. Tho second, and
I should say (lie most practical, If not
the most aesthetic, reason Is to have
a waste gale easy of access for the con
tinually flowing saliva from betel nut
Chewing and household refuse, which
may thus be easily disposed of through
tho crevices of the openly constructed
Napoleon's mother was as much of a
soldier as her great son. On ono oc
casion, when he wanted his own way,
she gave him to understand that tho
first duly <>f a soldier was obedience,
and that if lie wished to bo a soldier he
must, first of all things, learn to obey.
Ho had, to the end of his life, the high
est regard for his mother. At his court
site was styled '?.Mine. Mere." Speak
ing of (ho Influence of the mother on
the character of the child, he said, "Tho
future destiny of the child Is always
the work of the mother."
Hard to Trace.
"Excuse mo, sir, but you havo taken
"lint this umbrella has my initials on
"I can't help that, sir. You will havo
to see the man who gave It to me."
"Where did he get It?"
"lie said it was loaned to him by a
friend who has since moved awny."<?
A l'nlnftil Difference.
"You take your roast beef rare, do
you not?" asked (he host.
"> I rare,"' answered fhe man who
Is Impoverished, but grammatical?
Mrs. Knicker How can you give a
ball without a ballroom? Mrs. Hocker
? Haven't I got eight cozy corners aud
two staircases??Harper's ihizar.
Policy consists In serving (?od In
Slich a manner ns not to offend tho
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COLUMBIA, 8 C.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C.
3 acre lot, 7 room house good out
builhings, well in yard in town, of Gray
House and lot, two acres land, 5
room building, good barn in town of
Gray Court $2,100.
400 acres at Madden Station, good
dwelling and out buildings and other
improvements. Price $25.00 per acre.
62 acres near Dial's church, well im
proved. Price $25.00 per acre.
400 acres in one mile of Madden Sta
tion, good improvements. Price $12.50
One house and lot in city of Laurens,
between Laurens hotel and Merchants
and Faamcrs Ponded Warehouse. Price
Five lots in town of New Cordell,
Washila county, Oklahoma Territory,
lots Nos. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, block 12. Price
for all live iots $300.00 cash.
I want immediate purchasers for the
212 acres located on Jimmie creek,
Spartanburg county, with good dwelling
and one tenant house, price $1,250.
196 acres five miles north of Laurens,
with dwelling and three tenant houses,
price $25 per acre.
1 lot in town of Barksdale, nice resi
dence and outbuildings, $500.
440 acres, with 8-room dwelling, 5
tenant houses, up-to-date farm, fine
bottoms and timbered land; located two
miles from Lanford: $40 an acre, easy
20 acres of land, wheat aud corn mill,
gin house and saw mill complete; located
in Greenville county and known as the
old Nash Mill. Bargain at $1,500.
60 acres near Dials church, dwelling
and outbuildings, $1,050.
5- room cottage and two-acre lot on
Garlington street, city of Laurens,
6- room house and 3-4-acre lot, good
outbuildings, Main street, town of Clin
52 acres in town of Lenair, Culbert
county, N. C, $500.
5- room house and 3 1-2-aare lot, Sloan
street, town of Clinton, $1,200.
178 acres, near Mt. Olive church, two
good dwellings, fine farm land, $10 per
Two lots, 1 1-8 acres each, town of
Fountain Inn, $2r>0 per lot.
6- room residence and 4 1-2 acre lot,
fronting Sawmill street, town of Wood
112 acres and dwelling, on Reedy
River, cheap at $12.50 per acre.
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, mineral
spring, one mile from Ora, $5,000.
11-room residence, with waterworks,
fronting on North Harper street, $3,500.
225 acres, 7-room dwelling, 4 tenant
houses, near Durbin Creek church, $30
10-room house with four halls, bath
rooms, city water and lights, also good
well water and servant house, in city of
Granite store building in town of Mil
3-acrc lot, store room and dwelling,
on Sloan street, town of Clinton, $8,000.
2 1-4-acre lot on Sullivan street, in
town of Laurens. $387.50, cash.
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam creek, 1-2
mile from Lanford, wheat and corn mill
in perfect order, survey made for yarn
mill, bargain at $1,500.
If you have any property you wish to
sell I will be glad to handle it for you.
If you mean business, list it with me.
Two acres specially suitable for build
ing lots, Fast Main Street, City of
40 acres, Fast Main Street, town of
424 acres, 7-room dwelling, store
house and postoffice, at Hobbyville,
Spartanburg county -$20.00 per acre.
1-acre lot, 8-room house, reception
hall, bath room, in town of Woodruff?
BOO acres with splendid improvements
and brickyard on place, 4 miles of town
of Abbeville -$10,000.
73 acres, 9-room dwelling, good out
buildings, town of Woodruft- 6,000.
1 1-2 acre lot, 7-room residence, hand
some barn, in town of Fountain Inn -
502 acres, beautiful dwelling, 8 tenant
houses, up-to-date farm; improvements,
including 20 acres of land, located in
town of Woodruff?$25 per acre.
4 1-2 acres, nice residence, in town of
140 acres, with improvements, 1 mile
of Woodruff $3,600.
House and 4-acrc lot in town of Foun
7-room house and hall-acre lot in City
12 1-2 acres in town of Fountain
2 acres and nice cottage in town of
Woodruff - $1,000.
5-room cottage in City of Laurens
Can locate two practicing physicians
in very attractive localities.
J. N. LEAK,
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
Gray Court, S. C.
Law it Grass.
^The beat of Lawn Grasses fo?
the South; specially prepared
to withstand our suuiuiers
and to give a nice greeu ?ward
tho year round.
Special Lawn Circular telling
how to prepare and caro for
lawns, mailed freo on request.
for superior Vegetables
Our Descriptive Catalogue tells
you how and when to plant fur
best succese. Mailed free. Write
for it. m
T.W. Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
RICHMOND, . VA.
If you want tho Mveetost and best Water
Melons and Cantaloupes grown, plant
Wood's Southern-grown seed. Our
Desorlptive Catalogue tolls all
About tho best kinds to ]>luiit.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railwaj
(Schedule in effect April 10, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar (ireenwood 2- 46 "
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Ar Port Royal
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
Arrivals:?Train Nu. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6:40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg ami interm
ediate stations 1: .'50 p m.
C. H. Casque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan.GonM Ajct. GrenevilleS.C
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
What is Bromonia?
Read the following carefully:
If you have consumption or some
of t the contagious forms of blood
poisoning we cannot cure you. Wo
don't pretend to euro you. You need
the individual treatment of some
skilled specialist; but if you are run
down in general health, if you have
dyspepsia, are subject to fainting
spells, a victim to insomnia, bilious
ness, kidney or liver trouble, catch
cold easily, if your system is in that
condition that you may become nn
easy prey to the disease germs of
pneumonia, la grippe and the vari
1OU8 epidemics, if you are bothered
with constant headache, loss of
memory, generally impaired vitality,
wo can help you, and, if you follow
our directions, render you immune
against sickness. Most skin disease
can bo cured by the use of "Bromo
"Bromonia" is to the human sys
tem what the scrubbing brush and
soap are to the dirty washbowl. It
aids Nature to resume normal ac
We don't ask you to invest a cent
until you have tried "Bromonia" at
our expense. A single bottle often
times works wonders. Cut out the
Coupon at the bottom of this column.
Write name and address plainly,
lie careful to address
The Bromonia Co.,
Free Rromoniu Coupon.
My disease is
If you think Bromonia is what
you need and do not care to send
coupon, you will find iL at all
first-class druggists 25 and DO
cents the bottle.
SPECIAL SALE BY THE
LAURENS DRUG COMPANY,
Exclusive Wholesale Agents
for Laurens and vicinity.
Dealers elsewhere desiring agent
MURRAY DRUG COMPANY,
Columbia, S. ('.
Nitrate of Soda
For Top Dressing. r>*
Laurens, - South Carolina, j|j
Used to say: "The best place to pray
for a good corn crop is between the rows
with a hoe in your hands." Lot of
truth condensed there. Study it! A
savings account is a wonderful aid to
economy. If you are spending less than
you make you are getting ahead in the
world. Folly and Failure roost on the
same perch. The habit of saving grows
on those who start an account here.
We gladly help those who are trying to
help themseves. We are at your
The Bank of Laurens.
"The Bank for Your Savings."
The man who "puts on the paint" will tell you that
Mastic is carefully made, thoroughly mixed, containing
only pure, ingredientsj that long life hi assured any
building protected from sun, wind and weather with
Mastic Mixed Paint
" Thm Mind Thmt Lmmtu "
Mastic, paint flows freely from tho brush and produce-}
a beautiful finish that retains its high gloss and color,
resisting tho action of tho olomonls in all cll
mates. Doesn't pool, scale or chalk off whon applied
according to directions. Mastic paint saves repair bills<
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Dodson's Drug Store.
? These Potatoes are Sweet Yams, and when cooked have a
nicer davor than fresh ones. They can be cooked in
^ any way as any kind of sweet potatoes. If yon
eat one can yon will become a regnlar
3-lb Can for 10c,
Flour, Corn, Oats and Hay on hand all
8 Watts Mills Store
Q Laurens, - South Carolina.
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"March conies in like a lamb and goes out like a lion."
This weather freak has had a tendency to throw a shadow
on the sales for Spring wear, but the zephyr breezes are
coming when comfort will be sought for in lighter weight
That lot of wide white pure Silk in manufacturers'
ends, perfect goods, worth 50c. a yard, and offered to you
while they last at 25c., are fast disappearing. The same
may be said of the 41-inch soft finish White Nanisook at
toe, worth double the money. A nice line of other white
or figured colored Madras, the very article for ladies' shirt
waists or gents' negligee-shirts.
There are about 75 different patterns to select from in
White Mercerized Waisting, the prices running from 10c.
t<? 25c. the yard.
If you prefer the plain linen finish, a good article, 36
inches wide, at 12'Jc. it is here.
Torchon, Val and Mechlin Laces, Insertions to match.
All the popular shades in Ribbons.
Take a glance at the New Kmbroidcrics, and if not
ready for making a selection get cpiality and price fixed in
your mind for future consideration at?
G. Wilson & Co.
IT ? ' ? ? I WIIIMIII Ii wmm
*h The "Franklin" leads them all.
'?gi Typewriter operators have pronounc
ed it king of all visible writing ma
jji chines. It's a time-saver, simplicity
itself, and for durability and speed it
iu it has no equal.
m Price $75.00. Terms to Suit.
* PRANK H. TUXBURY,
?(? Southern Representative.
^ Roanoke, Virginia.
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to see our goods
md get our prices
before you buy.
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