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Pi The year 1881 wan one of Pharaoh's
ven lean ones throughout this sec
% tion. No rain fell during July or Au
gust, and the stunted crops were burn
ed up by the blistering drought. Bill
'Davis had, as usual, given his lien to a
merchant here in town, but the dry
nuyeather, plus Bill's fondness for fish
Kmg and hunting squirrels up and down
Htfaluda River, gave him tho poorest
W prospects for oven a third of a crop,
i When he came down about July 15 for
^_another load of "rations," the supply
fe.an informed him that the amount
R^whk.h he had mortgaged his crop
Mtttady more than taken up, and
BPWe could get no more advances un
? the rains came and the outlook im
I Proved. Bill drove homo that after
I noon with an empty wagon, vowing
I that he intended to "plow up every
I **~ furrow of cotton on the place,"
ihut by next morning he realized that it
H /d take some real work to do this,
B le reconsidered, dug some bait, got
/ Ashing line, and went down the
fer. As he waited for bites, ho
Bworked out an easy way of carrying
Bhis point. Before starting to town
H some days later, he went down to his
? spring and made up the wash-pot full
? of red clay mush. With this he painted
? the wheels and bespotted the wagon
B body, finishing up with a coat on his
? mule's logs. When he drove up in
I front of the store later in the day. Bill
T was a subject of hearty congratula
"Had a good rain, eh?"
"Well, a middlin' fair season. Little
old cloud 'bout big as a sheepskin come
over late yisterday evenin'?nuver
reached nobody but me and Sam What
\ ley's place?he got a trash-mover and
Bill's lien was extended liberally. . .
When the sheriff's deputy went up that
way in November to levy on the crop
all was desolate and silenco about Bill's
former abode. Even tho garden pal
ings had been burned for stove-wood.
I saw Bill among the holiday crowd
of Christmas shoppers in town and in
quired if he had not moved out rather
"No, no," he laughed; " 'tuck my
time? didn't have mithin' ter do but
outen the fire and call my dog. I'm
gwine live next year nearer town?on
Major Watt's place. I need a man
what's got money 'nuff to run me."
Miss Jane Ess, aged 71, farmer
and spinster, through long years of
industry and managing for herself, has
acquired good property and is regarded
as one of the best citizens of our coun
try. She is a good friend of mine, and
one day, I was teasing her about never
having married, when she came back
at me with; "Well, I'd have you to
know it wasn't because I didn't have
my share of chances. When I was a
jfoung gal I moved about a lots?lived
a while at Union, then to Greenville
rfTneTSwhile at Spartanburg, and fact
is, I got. my oourtin' so scattered it
never come to mithin'? that's why.
Money is scarce in this part of the
country all the year, but from Septem
ber to January times are easier. Dur
ing this period the fleecy staple is be
ing marketed. When a negro has paid
up his lien and then sells a few bales
more, all of which goes to him without
division, he is the best customer a mer
chant can find. He parts with the com
easily. Last fall a clothing salesman
had Bold a patriarchal-looking old darky
whom he did not know a nice bill of
wearing apparel. Thinking to say
something pleasant, he commended him
with thanks for his patronage, and ad
I know you are one of the good old
kind?good chuich member and all that,
in fact, I'll bet that at home you are
one of these good old Baptist niggers,
"No, sir," as he shouldered his bun
dles and went out of the door, "you're
wrong dar; I b'longs to de white
fo'kes' church myse'f. I'se a Presby
terian." The clerk is a member of
the First Baptist.
One of the many things a mule pre
tends to be mortally afraid of is a colla
teral relative of his, namely, a donkey.
The ordinary cottonfield mule will
throw a fit at the sight of one of these
quiet creatures, without notice to tho
engineer or passengers. My friend
Dial, down our street, had purchased a
donkey for his children. The seller put
off on him a labor union donkey. He
must have been a walking delegate, at
least he was violently opposed to work,
being so obstinate, hard-headed
and tough-hided that the aforesaid
children could do nothing with him. He
walked about the neighborhood most of
the time, serenely enjoying an elephant
leisure, grazing on open church lots and
other unfenced places about town.
One summer afternoon about dark
Dial's donkey was quiet cropping grass
by the side of the street when a darky
rode in from the country, bare-back,
on the mule he had doubtless plowed
since early dawn. All of a sudden the
** negro's mule saw the donkey and
L went into spasms. Tho rider went over
ihe mule's head. Tho mule wheeled
and trotted down behind my house and
began browsing along the railroad cut.
The rider brushed the dust of the
street from his "over-hauls," got his
hat, and muttering to himself, "i
'claro to goodness, dese folks in town
ought to koep dem things up," he went
to catch his mount. The scare was all
oyer now (time, 30 seconds), and it
was no trouble to do this.
It is a fact that when a negro gots
r mad with his mule, dog, or any of his
I daily animal associates and is unaware
.- of any white man listening, he . talks
I to them just as though they were hu
P man beings and expected to carry on
i their side of tho controversy. When
our colored friend had overtaken his
L riding animal and seized the trailing
bridle reins, he first gave him a good,
stout, broadside of a kick in the ribs to
the accompaniment of "tuhn 'roun'
here, you triflin' black rascal," and
(.hen going up to his head he caught
hold of the "blinds/' opening them out
The Dootor's Imagination.
"I have a good story oh one of Wash
ington's beet known ocullsti," Bald a
prominent clubman, addressing some
friends In the billiard room of the Met
ropolitan elub. "My eyes had trou
bled me for somo mouths, and finally I
I went to see the doetor al>out them.
"After a thorough examination he
eald that the muscles were badly
Strained, and then he gave mo a pro
scription for drops to be used In my
eyes three times a day. When I left
ho gave me an appolutment for that
day week, as bo said he could not ex
amine my eyes for glasses until they
were In their normal condition.
"Well, I mislaid that blessed pre
scription, and as I was particularly
busy that week I had no tlmo to get
another copy. Bo in ?omo trepidation
I kept my second appointment.
"As tho doctor examined my eyes I
hesitated a moment about telling him
I had not used the drops, when ho took
tho words out of my mouth and the
breath out of my body by remarking
with pleased emphasis:
"'Your eyes c.to very much im
proved. That medicine which I gavo
you is cortalnly wonderful. It always
has such prompt and satisfactory re
"It was all I could do to keep Bllent,"
concluded the speaker, laughing. "Hut
I wasn't quite sure how he would take
the Joke. You see, he may not have a
sense of humor."?Washington Star.
Comoto In Olden Days.
People nowadays do not regard the
comet as one of those signs that fore
run tho death or fall of kings, but the
superstition was still current in the
time of Queeu Ellzaboth, though, to
tho amazement of her courtiers, the
queen calmly scorned it. It was also
thought that If the sovereign would re
frain from looking at the malignant
celestial passerby no harm would come
to her. On one occasion Ellaaboth's
attendants shut and curtained her win
dows, but her majesty, as* might have
been oxpocted, with "a courage an
Bworablo to tho greatness of her es
tate," caused them to be opened, cry
ing ns she looked up: "Jncta ost nlea?
the die is cast!" Thou, like Klug Knut
on tho seashoro, she read her peoplo a
homily, asserting that her "steadfast
hopo and confidence were too firmly
plunted in the providence of God to be
blasted or affrighted with those beams
which either had no ground In naturo
whereupon to rlso or at leust no war
rant in Scripture to portend tho mis
haps of princes."
Queen Elizabeth as an Alo Drinker.
There is on amusing lotter written
by the Earl of Leicester to Lord Bur
leigh as to tho lac* of sufficiently
strong ale for the queeu at Uatfleld.
"There is not ono drop of good drink
for her here. Wo wore fain to Bend
to London and Kenilworth and dlvors
other places where ale was. Her own
boor was so strong as there was no
man able to drink it." Alo and bread
Were tho chief items of tho royal
broakfast. The quantity of ale con
sumed by Indies nt breakfast In those
days was considerable, for in the reign
of Henry VIII. the maids of honor
were allowed for breakfast "one chet
loufo, one mnnchet, two gallons of ale
and a pitcher of wine." A Lady Lucy
made a mighty tonic of the national
brow. Her breakfast was a chine of
beef, a loaf and a gallon of ale, and
for her pillow meal a posset porridge,
a generous cut of mutton, a loaf and a
gallon of ale.?Westminster Gazette.
The head of u large mercantile hauso
received not long ago a letter from a
millionaire banker In the west nsklug
that tho hitter's son be placed in somo
business house where ho could loam
"things from the bottom up." Tho
writer explained that his offspring was
"no good at homo."
Soon after tho western millionaire
received tho following reply from his
New York friend:
Dear Sir?Tour hopeful has arrived. I
have given him omploymont In my ostab
ltshmont at JO r woek with others of his
class. Ono of theso young mon has just
bought a $50.000 yacht, and another comes
to tho office In a 19,000 motor car. No
doubt your son will find his surroundings
A Bad Cast.
Mr. lAwhead?Why do you treat mo
so coldly? Why didn't you answer tho
note I wrote you last Thursday? Miss
Brushloy?Sir, I don't wish to have
anything moro to say to you. You
began your note by saying you
"thought you would drop mo a lino."
I want you to understand that I'm not
Little Harry?Pa, what's a foregono
conclusion? Pa?Anything that's sure
to follow something else. To give you
an illustration, if I were to lock the
drawer of my dosk it wouldn't be
^wenty minutes bofore your mother
would break it open for tho purposo of
finding out what I was trying to con
"1 suppose," said tho beautiful girl,
"that yon often bum tho midnight
"No," replied tho poet. "I hang my
hat on the doorknob, so tho landlady
can't look through tho keyhole and
catch me burning the gas."?Judge.
"I'll send my boy to a boarding
"Oh, ho asks such questions. He
wanted to know last night if a shoo
tnakor could breathe his last."
There is nothing so true that tho
damps of error hovo not wnrpod lt.?
You will lind here the largest and best
line of Mattresses all made of the best
quality of material from which you can
select just what you want. He sure to
see our line and get our prices before
S. M. & E. H. Wilkcs & Co.
wide, and looking the mule squarely in
the eyes, he observed with suppressed
"John, you is a good-lookin' mule,
but when a man's dun sed dat hit's
ev'ry Gawd's blessed thing he kin say
fur you. Come up here, sab!" and
easing himself up on John's back, he
jogged on down to the drug store for
"five cents' wu'f of physical salts and
one of dese here baby-sucks whut you
puts on a bottle fur young-uns, boss."
Laurens, S. C.
They Make You Peel Good.
The pleasant purgative effect experi
enced by all who uso Chamberloin's
Stomach and Liver Tablets, and the
healthy condition of the body and mind
they create makes ono real joyful.
Price, 26 cents. Samples free at the
Laurons Drug Co.
Mrs. J. A. Copeland hau returned
from a snort visit to her mother, Mrs.
White of Greenville.
Miss Bessie Todd went to Spartan
burg last week to visit Miss Mary
The Gray Court Farmers' Union
warehouse has opened for business
with John D. Owjngs in charge.
Senator Tillman is to speak on the
race question at Orangeburg in Nov
Mr. Claude Bagwell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Bagwell of Princeton, is
clerking for Capt. J. M. Philpot.
Services will be held this afternoon
at the Episcopal church at half past
four. The weekly service will be neld
Wednesday afternoon instead of Friday
until further notice.
Messrs. Smith of the Spartanburg
Journal and Divver of the Greenville
Piedmont were in the city a few days
the past week in the interest of their
Miss Lula Simpson, daughter of Mr.
John W. Simpson, of Brewerton, Lau
rens county, is now a Btudentof the Ho
nea Path High School.?Honea Path
There was a tremendous crowd in
town last Saturday, and business of all
kinds wasjunusally brisk. Cotton poured
in all day the receipts being the largest a
single day this season. A large amount
of it, however, was stored in the ware
The County Teachers' examination
will be held in the court house Friday.
It will be conducted by the County
Board of Education which is composed
of f\ipt. Nash, Profs. Dobson and El
Rev. William E. Thayer has accepted
the call to the pastorate of the First
Baptist Church and will begin his work
in Laurens the first Sunday in Novem
ber. The residence on Main street,
recently vacated by Mr. Dial Gray's
family, has been rented for Mr. Thayer.
Mr. J. Archie Willis, Wofford Col
lege student and business manager of
the Wofford College Journal, has been
elected editor in chief of the College
Press Association in South Carolina.
Mr. Willis, who is a young man of much
promise, is the son of Mr. Roland Wil
lis of Gray Court. Before entering
College he was a frequent contributor
to the Advertiser.
Oak Grove Union Meets.
There will be a meeting of Oak
Grove Farmers' Union Tuesday Oct.. 22
at seven Oclock P. M. Every member
is requested to be present, and all
others who wi,<h to join can also come.
This meeting will be of special interest
to each individual member, bo let every
one be sure to come.
J. S. Cunningham, Sec. and Treas.
B. F. Godfrey, Pres.
The blooming rose is beautiful.
But the blushing bride more dutiful,
All the crimson tint you like to see are
By taking Rocky Mountain Tea.
Mr. John H. Peterson and his sister,
Miss Lillian Peterson of Winthrop Col
lege, accompanied by Messrs. J. W.
Dunklin, C. H. Babb, T. C. Switzer
and Rhett Babb, have gone to Florence
to be present at the wedding this even
ing of Miss Blanche Morris and Mr. Bee
Gray Peterson. Mr. J. H. Peterson,
brother of the groom-elect, will be best
man, while Miss Peterson, a sister,
will be one of the bridesmaids.
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
without unnecessary loss of time is one in
which we are all more or less interest
ed, for the quicker a cold is gotten rid
of the less danger of pneumonia and
other diseases. Mr. B. W. L. Hall of
Waverly, Va., has used Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for years and says: "I
firmly believe Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to be absolutely the best prep
aration on the market for colds. I have
recommended it to my friends and they
all agree with me." For sale by Lau
Black Voile, the $1.25 quality at $1.00.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Kocky fountain Tea Nuggets
A Busy Medklne for Bucy I'coole.
Brines Golden Health and Renewed vigor.
A spoclflo for Constipation. Indigestion, Uvtr
and Kidney troublos, l'lmplcs. Eczema. Impure
Hlood, n?d Breath, Sluggish Howcls, Hcudacho
and Uuckachc. Its Kocky Mountain Tea In tab
let form. 85 cents a box. Gcnulno uiado by
HOLMSTEB DltUO COMPANV. Madison, Wls.
S?LDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
K. A. COOPER,
j. o. c. Fleming,
e. P. Wharton,
C. D. MOSELEY,
H. K. AlKEN,
S. M. WlLKES,
C. W. TUNE,
Sec'y and Treas.
j. F. TOLBERT,
Mgr. Ins. Depart.
C. E. Kennedy
J. W. todd,
S. j. Ckaig,
D. A. Davis,
j. W. DuPhee,
M. j. OWINGS
W. j. Fleming
j. p. tolbert,
W. A. Watts,
M. j. Owings,
r. A. Cooper.
Capital Stock $25,000
j Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds bought and sold. Loans negotiated on Real Es
tate?long time and easy payments. Our Insurance Manager, Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, can give you the very beat Life and Fire Insurance contracts.
We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver,
We offer, subject to previous sale or withdrawal
Five Shares Enterprise Bank at . 121.00
Give Us Your Business and Help a Home Enterprise.
THIS BANK PAYS 4%
Twice a Year
Through the United States mall
Von can open a Savings Account with
this bank and have the benefit of the
perfect security offered by its strong
Our plan of banking by mail
enables you to deposit or withdraw
any amount from one dollar up, as
conveniently and safely as it you
lived next door.
Asa G. Candler, prcsiuciitof the
Coca Cola Company, is president of
this bank, and its boardof trustees
is composed of successful business
men whose names assure safe and
Write for booklet, free.
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EVER MfiLD WILL BE THIS YEAR AT
COLUMBIA, 3. C.
October 28 to November 1
Railroad Rates Cut in Half.
Plenty of Accommodations for Everybody.
Grandest Exhibits Ever Gathered in Dixie.
Finest Races in the Whole South.
Two Bic Football Games.
MAKE YOUR PLANS TO BE AT COLUMBIA ALL
OF FAIR WEEK
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for Fis
cal Year, 1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October 15th.f to December 31st.,
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1907, with one per cent addi
tional. Those who prefer paying in
February, 1908, can do so with two per
cent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, to the 15th., of
said month, can do so by paying seven
per cent additional. After said date
the BookB will close.
AH persons owning property or pay
ing Taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each of the several Townships
in which they live. This is important
as additional cost and penalty may be
attached. Prompt attention will be
given to those who wish to pay their
Taxes through the mail by check, mon
ey order, etc. Persons sending in lists
of names to be taken off are urged to
send them early as the Treasurer is
very busy during the month of Decem
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax,.4} mills
County Ordinary,.3 mills
Special County,. 1J mills
Road Tax,.2 mills
Survey of proposed County of
Total,. 14J mills
Laurens Special No. 11 3 3-4 mills
No. 1 4 mills
No. 2 2 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 4 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
" No. 6 2 mills
Youngs Special No. 10 21-2 mills
Ora " No. 12 2 mills
Fountain Inn" No. 3n 4 mills
Dials " No. 1 3 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 7 4 mills
Sullivan " No. 1 3 mills
No. 6 2 1-2 mills
No. 7 3 mills
Waterloo " No. 14 3 mills
No. 1 3 mills
No. 2 2 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 0 2 mills
Cross Hill " No. 3 3 mills
Cross Hill Sinking fund, 2 1-4 mills
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-4 mills
Mountville Special No. 1(5 2 1-2 mills
Hunter " No. 5 3- mills
Sullivan Township R. R.
Bonds,.4 1-2 mills
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 are liable to pay
a Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldier's
who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00. in lieu
of Road duty. Road Tax to be paid by
the 1st., day of March, 1908. Other
Taxes to be paid at the time stated
J. D. MOCK,
Oct. 9 1907 td.
We now have in stock a line of Com
forts and Blankets made of the best
material and at prices that will be
money saved for you.
S. M. & E. H. Wiikes & Co.
Have You Bought
a Heater Yet?
If not, be sure
tolet us show
you our line
that is made
of the very
of Iron in dlf
and sizes for
You can find here the largest and
best line from which you can select just
what you want. If you want a heater for
a quick fire or one to heat a room all day it will be to your in
terest to see our line. Ranging in prices from
$1.60 to $19.00.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens
Py O. (J, Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas, Z. N. Gray made suit to me
to grunt him Letters of Administration
of the estate and effects of J. Harvey
These are therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said .J. Harvey Gray, d<"
ceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens C. IL, L. C, the 24th day of
October, 1907, next, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my hand this 30th day of
September, Anno Domini 1007. Co.
O. G. THOMPSON,
Judge Probate Laurens
The State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Py 0. G. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas, W. P. Lawson made suit to
me, to grant him Letters of Adminis
tration of the estate and effects of Sal
lie Lawson; These arc therefore, to cite
and admonish all and singular the kind
red and creditors, of the said Sallie
Lawson, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Laurens, C. II., S.
C, on the 24th day of October, 1007.
next, after publication hereof, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause,
if any they have, why the said Admin
istration should not he granted.
Given under my hand this 5th day of
October Anno Domini 1907.
(). (i. THOMPSON,
10-:?t Probate Judge, L. C.
BIG LOT OK
M. H. FOWLER.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in nil Statu ' its
Prompt attention Ktven tosiib sine s
DU. CLIPTON JOS KS
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 8G; Residence 219.
Autumn Days and Autumn Goods
Are a Necessary Combination and They Are Both Here
Nature provides the clays and our store the goods?best to go with them, and never before
have the people of this community had such splendid opportunities to get as satisfactory autumn
and winter supplies as is now offered by our great stock of novelty and staple merchandise.
Nature cannot be improved upon, but we can help you improve your appreciation of the
season's best features by placing within easy reach of your pocket-book the most seasonable col
lection of fall and winter styles it has ever been our good fortune to assemble and your good
fortune to be able to buy. You are urged to see at once the great autumn values we offer Delow
Beautiful Dress Goods
in all the popular fabrics, desirable colorings
and superior qualities.
BROADCLOTHS?A splendid assortment
in black, navy, brown, gray and garnet. Ex
ceptional values at $1.00 per yard.
SILKS?This promises fair to become a
great silk season. A beautiful line of fancy
silks for waists in stripes and plaids at 50c to
GUARANTEED BLACK TAFFETA?
$1.00 per yard.
FANCY SUITINGS?A handsome assort
ment of the most popular plaids and stripes at
50c to $1.00 per yard.
BLACK GOODS?In Panama, Voiles,
Batiste, Chiffon-Panama, Serge, etc., at 50c,
75c, 85c and $1.00 per yard.
The largest and most complete showing in
all the newest shades and fancies. Many
trimmed with braid and buttons. Remarkable
values at $5, $7.50, $10, $12.50, $15.00.
READY MADE SKIRTS?Exceptionally
tailored and of good quality Panamas and
Voiles, in black, navy and brown at $5, $(?.50,
$7.50 and $10.
SILK PETTICOATS?A remarkable line
of guaranteed Silk Petticoatsat $5, $6, $6.50
This array of fash
ionable fall and winter
clothing for men and
boys is the most attract
ive we have shown for
many a day. Materials
are Cheviot, Serge and
many of the fancy Wors
teds. Brown is the pre
dominating color, but
there are also a number
of gray, bine and black.
These suits and
overcoats fit as well and
look as stylish as any
exclusive custom tailor
ed clothing which costs
.i third more than our
A large assortment
in all Men's sizes at
$19, $20 and $25.
The same style, fit
and tailoring as is in our
best grades enter into
our popular priced goods,
the only difference is in
the materials and lining.
We defy anyone to
match our values at
$10, $12.50 and $15
$1.50 to $3.50.
The Newest Styles in Shoes
This is the largest, the most perfect, the most Stylish line of shoes for Men, Women and Children shown in
IYanren.s in a long time. Our shoes are made of the best materials that money can buy, only the most skilled
cobblers .ire employed in their manufacture. Is it any wonder that they fit so comfortably, look so well and
wear so long? All sizes, at all prices, for all ages.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
The Reliable Store