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A FOOL QUESTION.
Asked In ? Railway Station, It Won a
He stood at tho ticket window slowly
unrolling an old fashioned leather bag,
while a dosen men stood behind blm,
driven to mad nee? by the shouting of
the gatemeu calling their train*. After
he got about a yard and a half of bag
unrolled be suddenly stopped and said
to the ticket clerk:
"Is that clock right?"
" Taln't?" shouted the startled pas
senger, stooping down and making a
sudden chitch at a lean and bun
gry carpetbag. '"Taln't right? Well,
what 'n the name o' common sense do
ye hare It stuck up there for, tben?"
"To fool people," calmly replied tho
clerk. "That's what we're here for?to
fool peoplo and misdirect them."
"Qroat Scott!" said tho passenger,
hurriedly rolling up his bag. "I've j
missed my train. I'll report you, I
"Won't do any good. It's the compa
ny's orders. They pay a man to go
round every morning to mix and mud
dle up all the clocks, so that not one of
them will be right and no two of thorn
The passenger gasped twice or thrice, !
hut could not say anything. The ticket
dork went on:
"It's tho superintendent's Idea. Ho
Is fond of fun, enjoys a joke, and It
does him good to see a man jump about
and hear him jaw when he buys a
ticket and then finds his train has been
gone two hours."
"Which way Is this clock wrong?"
the passenger asked in despairing ac
cents?"fast or slow?"
"Don't know. That's part of the fun
not to let anybody in the building know
anything about the right time. All I
know Is that It's about ninety minutes
wrong ono way or the other."
With a hollow groau the passenger
grabbed bis bag and made a rush for
tho door, upsottlng any man who got
In his wny. In about two minutes he
came back, crestfallen and meek, and
took his place at tho end of tbo line.
When once more he walked up to the
window he said, as he named his sta
tion nnd bought bis ticket like a sane
"What made you talk to me llko you
"What mado you ask questions like
a fool?"?San Francisco Chronicle
The Way PrUonera In Montenegro Ar?
When I paid a visit to the Cetinje
jail I found that all tho prisoners were
out for a walk. For two hours every
morning and again for two hours in
tho afternoon they are allowed to wan
der about on tho green before the pris
on. Thoro Is nothing, Indeed, but their
own sense of honor to prevent their
going farther afield unless they be
murderers, in which case tiiey wear
chains. Tho authorities provide them
with housing, of course, nnd with
clothes?not uniform?also with a fire
at which to cook their food, and they
give them fourpence a day each to
buy it. The prisoners cater for them
selves. Two of them go to the market
every morning to buy provisions for
the day. They are not required to work
unless they choose, and they are classi
fied not according to tho seriousness
of their offense, but according to their
standard of life and general behavior.
If a man of education nnd refinement
is sent to prison, care is taken to lodge
him, so far as possible, In a room
where the other occupants belong to
his own rank In life. I found on one
bed a beautiful counterpane and a pil
low covered with delicate embroidery.
"Yes, poor fellow, that's his wife's
handiwork," the governor of the Jail
remarked casually as we passed. In
one prison life was made bo easy and
pleasant that on leaving it I ventured
to remark that to be there was no pun
ishment, It seemed to me.
"No punishment!" the official who
was with me exclaimed In surprise.
"But think of the disgrace of being
here. Is not that in Itself punishment
I had and still hnvo doubts on the
subject, for I had Just seen a cheery
old follow who, although the time for
which he was sentenced had expired,
stoutly refused to quit the prison.?
Edith Sellers in Fortnightly Rovlew.
The Berbers, who, although African,
are as white as Europeans, are the
oldest white race on record, says an
explorer. They are supposed to have
come from tho south of Europe In an
cient days, tho Dnndee Advertiser
says, nnd, although their language and
customs are entirely different from
ours and their religion Mohammedan,
they are probably closely akin by de
scent. Blue eyes and fair hair are
not at all uncommon among the Ber
bers, nnd many of them have rosy
cheeks and features so like onr own
that were they dressed In British fash
Ion they would easily pass as natives
of tho British isles.
Uncle?Hello! Dot got a new doll?
Little Miss Dot?Hush, uncle; don't
speak too loud! She Is not one of my
own, but belonged to Millie Simpson,
who was cruel to her and'bandoned her,
so I have 'doptcd her, but I don't wont
her to know, because I mean to make
no difference l>etwcen her and my own
What It Wa?.
"These deceitful women are so ridic
ulous!" said Miss Possay. "As for mo,
I was never afraid to tell what my
"No woman," replied Miss Wise,
"ever minds telling what her age was."
Miss Nance to Visit Qray Court.
Gray Court, Rfd., Dec. 3.? Miss
Mary T. Nance, president of the School
Improvement Association of South Caro
lina, will deliver an address at Shilon
on Friday afternoon, December 6, at 2
o'clock. We are sure ehe will have a
large audience, as the people of the
community could not well afford to miss
this opportunity of hearing her. TZZUZZL
Miss Pallie McKittrick, one of the
Shilotl teachers, spent Thanksgiving at
her home near Fork Shoals.
Mr. Terry Welborn, of Wofford Col
lege, visited friends iu this community
on November 29.
Mr. C. L. Wilson spent last Saturday
and Sunday in Spartanburg.
He Fired the Slick.
"I have fired the walking-stick I've
carried over -JO years, on account of a
sore that resisted eyery kind of treat
ment, until 1 tried Buck (en's Arnica
Salve; that has healed the sore and
mado me a happy man,,' writes John
Garrett, of North Mills, N. C. Guar
anteed for IMIph, BuiUS, etc., by Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.,
~ ABSENCE OF MMD.
A funny Story About Amper?, the Fa
Too all know tho old Joko of the pro
feeaor who, pondering over tho saying
that In a railway accident absenco of
body waa a good deal better than ab
sence of mind, went to tho nearest I
railway station and tried to take a
ticket "for the nearest railway acci
dent," so as to havo the matter proved
to his own satisfaction. You doubt
lass know tho story, too, of tho pro
fessor of mathematics whose new par
lor maid told him when he rang at hla
own door that Professor Jones was
out. "I'll oall again, I'll call again," he
said and went away.
But these are stories merely. Here,
however, are some Incidents from real
life: Ampere was remarkubly absent
minded. Hundreds of stories of his
absentmlndedness aro told, but quite
the funniest is that of bis dinner at the
house of M. Fontanes, the gruud mas
ter of the University of Paris. For a
Joke somebody bod told Ampere that
ho must go to tho dinner In his aca
demician's uniform of greeu and gold
and girt with his sword. When he got
to tho house he was vory much an
noyed to flud everybody elso in ordi
nary evening dress. "I will get rid of
the sword at all events," he said to
himself and supped It behind tho cush
ions of a sofa. After dinner Ampere
forgot himself, as usual, and became
lost in abstruso calculation. lie took a
little piece of chalk out of his pocket
and began worklug out problems on
the black satin cover of the mantel
piece. He became so absorhed lu what
he was doing that all the guests left
without his noticing them, and when*
I he wrote down Q. E. D. no one was
left in tho room except Mme. Fon
tanes, and she unfortunately sat fast
asleep on tho sofa where Ampere's
sword lay bidden.
Ampere weut down upon bis knees
and pulled gently at the sword, so as
to get it away without waking the
lady. He pulled and pulled, and pres
ently tho sword como out?without the
scabbard. At this moment Mme. Fon
tanes awoke and alarmed tho house
with her screams of terror at seeing a
man on his knees beforo her with a
drawn sword In his band.
But mathematical professors hove
not the monopoly of absontmlnded
ness. La Fontaine, whose fables ore
the delight of adult Frenchmen and
their children's earliest task, went to
tho court of Louis XVI. to present a
copy of tils fables to the king. And he
forgot the book. Fortunately, the king
knew La Fontaine, his fables and hla
foibles and gave ulm a thousand pis
toles (about A2S0). Unfortunately,
though, La Fontaine left the money in
his hired carriage on his way back te
But the prettiest piece of absent
mindedness of which I have ever heard
was that of Professor Poxzl, who ask
ed a lady who was bewailing the tact
that ehe bad no children whether she
thought the falling was hereditary.
This is even more amusing than the
delightful answer made by the engi
neer of the Seine tunnel, M. Berlier, to
a servant who told him when he went
to call upon his lawyer that that gen
tleman had died that morning. "Oh,"
said M. Berlier, "dear, dear, I'm bo sor
ry. But tell him I won't keep him a
minute."?St. James' Gazette
Oil Wells at Sea.
The whale is by no means tho only
source of marine oil. Though little
known to fame, the humble menhaden
yields oil and fertilizer worth $1,000,
000 a year, giving employment to 1,800
fishorrnen and 1,600 employees of fifty
factories. The people who are so
profitably engaged In slaughtering
700,000,000 of these fishes every year
naturally claim that they wore created
providentially for the express purpose,
since they aro not fit for food, and yet
the Bupply seems inexhaustible. No
one knows whence they come or whith
er they go. All we know Is that every
spring vast schools of them appear in
tho gulf of Mexico, heading north hi
closely packed masses, near the surfaco,
utterly incapable of elthor defense or
escape. All that is needed Is simply
to scoop them up with big seines.??
A Costly Autograph.
At a charitable sale in Paris once
Baron Rothschild stopped at a stall
conducted by Gyp, nnd the fair lit
terateur addressed him with the usual
request to buy something.
"What am I to buy?" said the baron.
"You have nothing at all suitable for
me. But I have an idea. I should like
to have your autograph. Sell me that."
Taking a sheet of paper, the lady
wrote upon It, "Received from Baron
Rothschild tho sum of 1,000 francs
for the benefit of charity. Oyp."
Baron Rothschild read it, thanked
her and, handing her a note for the
amount named, went away delighted
with the lady's ingenuity.
The Daughter Balked.
"I thought," said old Groucherly,
"that I could save money by refusing
to give my consent to my daughter's
marrlago with young Uugglns, but it's
"What's tho trouble?" queried tho
friend of the family.
"She declines to elope," explained tho
old roan, with a large, open faced
Snoggs ? My dnughtor Is going tn
marry young Scroggs. Boggs?Why, I
thought you hated him. Snoggs?I do.
This is a scheme of mino to have my
wife bocomo his mother-ln-law.?Clove
Hear one sldo nnd you will bo In the
dark. Hoar both sldos and all will bo
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
The merry and accomplished coterie
who compose tho Musical Club, spent
Wednesday evening most delightful)}
at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolpr
Miss Barry of Norfolk, Va., is the J
guest of Mrs. W. B. C'allender.
Mr. W. E. Lucas is in the North on
a business trip.
Mr. Tom Bolt was downjfrom Wofford
WM. H. BROWN & BPvO'S.
"The latest fad"
A refined and captivating ordor.
For Sale by
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
GOT HIS SHIRTS.
Oomloal Prank a Princeton Student
Played Upon ? Tutor.
In "Princeton?Old nnd New," by
James W. Alexander. Is the following
"The mode of life was simpler in
those days than now, but the same hu
mor which still makes collegians so
comic effervesced in tho old days.
When, for example, William Peunlng
ton, son of a former governor of New
Jersey and himself afterward speaker
of the national house of representa
tives, roomed next door to Senior Tu
tor Topping It was tho custom for
each man to hang on the outsldo knob
of his door the bag containing his boil
ed clothes for the laundry.
"Pennlngton stuffed his own skirts
one day in Tutor Topping's bag nnd
waited, for the day when the clean lin
en was returned and laid out ou Top
ping's bed. Then, knowing that two
of tho younger tutors wero in Top
ping's room, Pennlugton knocked at
bis door. On entering he put on an
embarrassed air, ns if hesitating to
speak in tho presenco of tho other tu
"Topping in a lofty way said: 'These
gentlemen are my friends. I have no
secrets from them. Say what you
wish.' Pennlngton still hemmed and
hawed, but, again urged to speak, blurt
ed out: It Is not my fault, Mr. Top
ping. I did not want to sny anything
about it now, but as you insist I must
ask you to please return tho skirts I
lent you, as I am lu need of them.'
"Topping's rage and horror at being
thus addressed before the youngor tu
tors, who looked up to him ns n Mag
nus Apollo, may well be Imagined. He
began to upbraid Pennlngton, who in
terrupted him by saying: 'It's no use,
Mr. Topping, trying to deny the fact.
I see the shirts there on the bed with
your own thingsI' The tutor stood
aghast, but Pennlngton stepped to the
bed nnd picked out his own shirts,
marked with hlB name."
ST. LOUIS' GOLD MINE.
Traces of the Metal Once Found With
in tho City Limit?.
St. LOuls has never been known ns a
gold mining center, but there was once
a gold mine within the limits of the
city, and, what is more, it yielded gold,
which is more than n great many gold
mines in tho Rockies have done.
In tho sixties of the last century
there was a well dug on a hill Just
east of Oarondelet park, and the well
diggers, noticing some bright, ' spar
kling yellow particles In tho clay at
tho bottom, did a llttlo washing on
their ow x account and found several
grains gold In tho pan. Tho news
soon got abroad, and two ex-mluers
from the west who were living hi the
neighborhood quickly got tho idea that
there was money to be made In St
Louis gold mining, so they sank a shaft
not far from tho well, fully expecting
rich returns from their work. They
did actually find gold, but In quanti
ties so small that they estimated a
yield of about 15 cents per ton of clay,
bo they filled up the hole and gave up
the undertaking In that place as a bad
But they had all the miner's enthu
siasm, and the fact that they found
gold at all merely stimulated their zeal
to try in another place, so they went
to tho side of a hill where tho Glalzo
creek had washed away the earth and
made a clay precipice. They dug a holo
there, where they also found traces of
the precious metal, but lu no greater
quantities than before. Then they weut
up the creek about a quarter of a mile
and sank another shaft, with no better
result. They spent the whole spring
and Bummer digging holos around in
tho neighborhood of the park, but tho
only benefit they realized from their
work was the sobriquet "two luna
tics," and people laughed at them so
much that both left and went back
west, where digging holes In the search
for gold was taken more seriously than
lu St. Louis.?St. Louis Globe-Demo
Tho seats wero In tho orchestra on
tho theater's left. "The left side of the
house always sells out first," Bald the
box office man. "Everybody seems to
prefer It to tho right. I don't know
why. Boxes especially?wo can Boll
two left to ono right box every time.
Nobody takes the right side for choice.
And there is no reason for this. As
much goes on in tho right extremity of
the Btngo as in tho left?we proprietors
always look after that?and you see
Just as much from the right as from
tho left side. Why, then, is tho loft
side always at a premium?"?Now Or
The Name Bismarck.
Few people know how Bismarck nnd
his ancestors got their name, Bis
marck is the namo of ono of those
ancient castles a short distance from
Stendal, on tho road from Cologne to
Berlin, In tho conter of tho old mar
qulsate of Brandenburg. Tho castlo
had this namo becauso it defended tho
"marca," or tho line where tho river
Bleso formed a boundary in former
times or mark of defense against In
truders; heiK-e tho name of Bismarck.
When Greek Meets Qreek.
"Gracious, my dear," said tho first
society belle, "I do hope you're not 111;
you loo It so much older tonight."
"I'm quite well, thank you, denr," re
plied tho other. "And you?how won
dorfully Improved you nrcl You look
positively young."?Philadelphia Press.
Facts are God's arguments. Wo
should bo careful never to mlsundor
stftiid or pervert them.?Edwards.
Nothing is so now ns what has long
ueon forgotten.?German Proverb.
The County Treasurer's Hooka will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Koad Taxes for Fis
cal Year, 1907, at the Treasurer's Office
from October l.r>th., to December .'Ust.,
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1007, with one per cent addi
tional. Those who pre fer paying in
February. 1908, can do so with tw<> per
pent additional. Those who prefer to
pay in March, 1908, to the 16th., of
said month, can do so by paying seven
per cent additional. After said date
the Books will close,
All 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
gjyen to those who wish to pny their
Taxes through the mail by check, mon
ey order, etc. Persons sending in lists
of names to bo taken off aro urged to
LECTURE AT MOUNTVILLE.
Many Happenings of Interest-Thanks
giving Day Passed Quietly.
Mountville, Dec. 2.?Rev. C. Lewis
Fowler, of Clinton, lectured here in the
school building hist Friday evening for
the benefit of the school library fund.
His subject was the "Early Christians,"
and the scope of the lecture included a
brief but striking history of the first
hundred years of Christianity. His
word pictures of the Emperor Nero,
the Catacombs and tho martyrdom of
40,000 Christians in the Roman amphi
thoater were especially grand and elo
quent. For one hour and a half the
speaker was given the closest attention
while he unfolded in his own impressive
manner the opposition, the struggles,
the persecutions of the Apostles and
the followers of the lowly Jesus. Mr.
Fowler has recently visited Rome and
other places where these scenes of suf
fering occurred, which fact giyes him a
more vivid realization of the endurance
and devotion to their faith of these
early people. It was indeed a histori
cal and literary treat to all who were
privileged to hear the lecture.
Thanksgiving was observed in vari
ous ways; in fact in almost every way
except the one which is in keeping with
.no spirit and purpose of the day. Un
til we people cun understand and will
observe such days as Thanksgiving and
Christmas in a manner in which their
names indicate, and for which their ap
pointment has been made, it would be
well to dispense with tho mockory.
Only a few keep them in the true spirit
of the professed intention. We are
neither fogy nor pessimistic but we do
believe insincerity of purpose and hon
esty of profession. Encourage such
tendencies and irreverence is the inevi
Mr. Miller and wife, of Pennsylvania,
are here for a few days while the for
mer is punching a well for Dr. A. R.
Mr. John C Hill has sold his house
and lot here and moved his family to a
place recently purchased near Cross
Hill. He himsolf will continue to work
with Rasor & Fuller until his present
Mr. J. R. Whatley has bought the
John C. Hill place and is now occupying
Mrs. Dr. Stokes, of Greenville, who
recently purchased Dr. A. R. Fuller's
home place, will move to same in a few
weeks and Dr. Fuller will go to his
other dwelling just vacated by Mr.
Mrs. Polly Curry has sold her house
and lot in town to Dr. Fuller and will
move to Mr. Thoe. Nichols' place near
Mr. Colton Chase and family, of Co
lumbia, will occupy the ,new dwelling
being erected on the Davenport farm
Mr. David R. Lynch, of Cross An
chor, has moved to Mountville and will
send them early as the Treasurer is
very busy during tho month of Decem
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax,.41 mills
County Ordinary.3 mills
Special County,.li mills
Road Tax,.2 mills
Survey of proj>osed 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. 6 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
No. 7 4 mills
Youngs Soecial No. 10 21-2 mills
Ora ' No. 12 2 mills
Fountain Inn" No. SB 4 mills
Dials " No. 1 3 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 5 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Sullivan " No. 1 3 mills
" No. 6 21-2 mills
No. 7 3 mills
Waterloo " No. 14 3 mills
No. 1 3 mills
No. 2 2 mills
No. 3 2 mills
No. 6 2 mills
Cross Hill " No. 13 3 ? mills
Cross Hill Sinking fund, 21-4 mills
Cross Hill Township High
School,. 0 3-4 mills
Mountville Special No. IG 21-2 mills
Hunter " No. ? 3 mills
Sullivan Township R. It.
All able bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and GO are liable to pay
a Poll Tax of $1.00, except old soldiers
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.
gg HIGH GLOSS ?
? REQUIRES TOO J
35 STIFF QOODS. S
5S| To obtain a good high gloss Jl
finish requires lots of starch, i
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?? This means that the finished >
work will be very stifT?as J
_J? still* as a board in fact, '
2 This excessive stiffness pre- '
wjk\ vents collars being folded with- c*
|g out cracking the seams and |
|^ pi-events cufFs being shaped J
around your wrist without
lg breaking tho linen. J|
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m leaves the goods just the right ?p
? stiffness to be entirely pliable ??
5j Laurens Sj
f Steam *
j Laundry *
& Best By Test. ?
jg Phoae 00. Laurens, S. C. ^
soon be domiciled on the Simmons farm.
Mr. R. B. Fuller and family are off
for a few days' visit to relatives at
Sumter. Master Watts is the sole
housekeeper in their absence.
K. of P. BANQUET At CROSS HILL.
Hog Killings Now the Order of the Day.
Local Happenings About Town.
Cross Hill, Dec. 2.?The members of
the Cross Hill Lodge K. of P., enjoyed
a splendid oyster supper on the evening
of the 21st of November. Besides
members of the iodge, quite a number
of invited guests were present, among
whom were many ladies. The utmost
good cheer prevailed and there was
much enjoyment. After enjoying the
the supper, "that feast of reason and
flow of soul" was indulged in which
made all present have a good time.
This lodge has increased in numbers
and is composed of some of our best
Mr. Thomas Colen.an and Miss Lula
Bryson were married last Tuesday even
ing, Rev. J. A. Martin officiating.
Miss Codie Tins ley of Greenwood is
visiting Miss Belle Madden.
There were Thanksgiving services at
the Baptist church here and a sermon
by tho pastor Rev. J. A. Martin, also a
collection for the orphans.
Rey. J. B, Coker preached at the
Presbyterian church Sunday morning
Mr. John C. Hill has moved his fam
ily to town.
Mr. Hugh Leaman, also Misses Kate
and Anne Austin were over from Clinton
Dr. J. T. Turner of Coronaca was in
Some of our people haye taken ad
vantage of these fine mornings and are
slaughtering the porkers.
As Usual, is at His Post When Congress
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson left
jast evening on the northbound vesti
bule for Washington. Today he will
attend the Democratic caucus in that
city, at which a minority leader will be
elected and other important matters
transacted. The first session of the
Sixtieth Congress convenes next Mon
day. This is the "long" session, and
the House will be busy for at least six
months. Many matters of great na
tional importance will come up during
the Sixtieth Congress, nnd Congress
man Johnson will keep a look-out for
the peoplo of the Fourth district with
that faithfulness, effectiveness and effi
ciency that has characterized his stew
ardship as a public servant in the past.
Mr. P. H. Fike, private secretary to
Congressman Johnson, leaves for Wash
ington today.?-Spartanburg Herald,
Oood Cough Medicine for Children.
The season for coughs and colds is
now at band, and too much care cannot
be used to protect the children. A child
is much more likely to contract diph
theria or scarlet fever when iie has a
cold. The quicker you cure his cold the
less the risk. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is the sole reliance of many
mothers, and few of those who have
tried it arc willing to use any other.
Mrs. F. F. Starcher, of Ripley, W.
Va., says: "I have never used anything
other than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for my children, and it has
always given good satisfaction." This
remedy contains no opium or other nar
cotic, and may be given as confidently
to a child as to an adult. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
Judge Aldrich Resigns.
Columbia, Nov. 20.?His health hav
ing been bad for several years, Judge
James Aldrich, of Aiken, the oldest
circuit, judge in the State, announced
some time ago that he would leave the
bench, and today sent his resignation
to Gov. Ansel.
Judge Aldrich has arranged to cover
all his assignments for the remainder
of the current year. At the end of that
time the Legislature will elect his suc
cessor. Judge Aldrich is the second
circuit judge to resign within the year,
Judge R. O. Purdy, of Sumter, having
resigned about ten months ago.
A Fortunate Texan.
Mr. E. W. (Jr. -dloe, of 107 St. Louis
St., Dallas, Tt.v., says: 'In the pusl
year I have become acquaineed with
Dr. King's New Life Pills, and no lax
ative 1 ever before tried so effectually
disposes of malaria and biliousness."
They don't grind or gripe. 2f>e. at
Laurens Drug Co.'s and Palmetto Drug
Co. 's drug store.
Tho state of my health Is such as to
necessitate a change of climate, In
leaving, my affairs have been left in
the hands of John A. Franks. lie is
duly empowered to act as my agent.
All who are indebted to me are urgently
requested to come at ouce and arrange
T. N. BARK SD ALF..
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I Going: On.
Look out for
at 5& 10c store.
J. L. HOPKINS
Laurens, S, C.
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Money Saved is
You will save money if you will see our
line of Chairs and Rockers, that are beau
tifully finished in different designs and
Made of the best quality of material, well braced, and
on account of buying them in car load quantities direct
from the factory we get them at prices that enables us to
sell you the best made and best finished Chairs and Rock- &
ers at prices that you would have to pay for a cheaper ^
quality at other places.
Judge Watts Commended.
A case in which character counted
was recently tried in Spartanburg.
Frank Backhand was indicted for pass
ing a forged check upon a merchant
named Blanton. " Mr. Blanton and an
other man in the store at the time iden
tified the negro as the man who passed
the check, and the jury convicted
him, notwithstanding it was shown by
some of the best men in the county
that the negro had always borne a
splendid character, and that he could
neither read nor write.
Judge Watts, who presided heard
the testimony. lie knows how hard it
is to identify a negro from seeing him
one time, how easy it is to be mistaken
and he could not believe that this man,
who had lived his life among men who
were able to get up in court and tes
tify to his good qualities, would start
out in a new community by forging
checks, especially when he could nei
ther read nor write. He thought the
negro ought to have the benefit of the
doubt, and he set aside the verdict and
granted a new trial.
The action of the judge is highly
commendable. In this day, when men
who commit great crimes escape pun
ishment, juries are lambasted in the
press so severely that they sometimes
lean the other way too far when it is
only a negro concerned. We should
never forget that a person charged
with crime should have the benefit of
a doubt. If there is reasonable doubt
of guilt, it is better that ninety-nine
Muscular Pains Cured.
"During the summer of 190,3 I was
troubled with muscular pains in the in
step of my foot," says Mr. S. Pedlar,
of Toronto, Ont. "At times it was so
painful I could hardly walk. Chamber
lain's Pain Halm was recommended to
me, so I tried it and was completely
cured by one small bott le. I have since
recommended it to several of my
friends, all of whom speak highly of
it." For sale by I.aurcns Drug Co.
guilty men escape than one innocent
man should suffer, -Greenville Pied
Murderer of Former Clintonian Convicted
Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 28.?One of
the most interesting murder trials held
in this county for several years came
to a conclusion last night at 6:30, when
the jury in the case of B. B. Lowman
and George Lowman, charged with the
murder of Dunlap Phinney, rendered a
verdict of gudty, with a recommenda
tion for mercy in the case of George
Lowman, and not guilty for his father,
B. B. Lowman. Tho killing of Phin
ney occurred aL Kalcigh, Levy county,
For that Dull Feeling Aflcr Fating.
1 have used Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets for some time, and
and can testify that they have done mo
more good than any tablets 1 have over
used. My trouble was a heavy dull
feeling after eating. David FUEBMAN,
Kempt, Nova Scotia. Those tablets
strengthen the stomach and improve
the digestion. They also regulate the
liver and bowels. They are far supe
rior to pills but cost no more, (let a
free sample at Laurens Drug Co. V.
drug store and see what a splendid
medicine it is._
Et, A. COOPER,
j. o. c. Fleming,
E. P. WlIARTON,
C. I). MOSELEY,
II. 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. Chak;,
D. A. Davis,
J. W. DuPree,
M. .J. 0 WIN GS
W. J. Fleming
.J. F. Toi.ueht,
W. A. Watts.
m. ,1. owings,
R. A. coopeh.
Capital Stock $25,000
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We also act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian, Receiver,
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I Big Closing Out Sale
X This Stock must be sold within 90 days ^?
8We are closing out the entire stock of mer
^ chandise of Hr. Simon Diamond, consisting of ?g
\ clothing, shoes, hats, trunks, etc. This stock must M
h Now is your opportunity to secure
|g Big Bargains. ?
be sold regardless of cost within the next 90 days
on account of the death of Mr. Simon Diamond.
Ig All Goods will be sold for Strictly Cash '
I J. J. PLUSS, Executor, p