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TJIK ANNUAL BAZAR
WAS GREAT 8UC?ES8
About $250 Realized (or^Plpe Organ Fund.
Clinton, Dec. 10. ?The annual bazar
of.the Ladies' Aid Society of the First
Presbyterian church was held last Wed
nesday and Thursday, and in spite of
the inclement weather was>ery suc
cessful. The ladies realized about $250
which goes to swell the pipe organ
Last Wednesday afternoon" for two
hours-It snowed hard covering the
ground in that time about two inches.
The Clinton Chronicle of last Friday
contained a strong presentation of the
railroad situation in Clinton. Tho town
has certainly borne with remarkable
patience the poor provision made for
the comfort of the traveling public in
the way of waiting rooms. When the
brick were hauled here for the new sta
tion there was^great rejoicing, which
seems to havelbeen premature as the
two roads, it is said, are not working in
Among the social affairs of the past
week was a Nations party given Friday
night by the Misses Bean in honor of
their visitors, Misses Mary and Virginia
Cooper, of Sum tor. Another event was
a handkerchief ishower given to Miss
Bessie Hays by the Cecilian Music Club,
of Which she is a member, fij This pretty
' affair was given Saturday afternoon at
the home'of: Miss.Janie Kennedy. Ow
ing to the bazaar the'usual club meet
ings and,sother social . pleasures; were
postponed. On Monday ^evening the'Pi
Kappa Phi "fraternity, *of?which Miss
Bessie Hays was fa popular "e;Bter,"
?ave a farewell feast in her honor. To
;his affair were invited only the "frat"
men and their choson sisters, tho
.?room-elect and Mrs. M. A. Hays,
MrB. John C.?Davis and [Miss Lydiec
enry returned Saturday from the U.
D. C. Convention in'^Chester. They had
very delightful^ time, and were' es
?cially complimented . because the re
port of Stephen D. Lee Chapter re
f eived an ovation.
ThoTCollego will close^foritho Christ
h as holidays on 'Saturday, tho 21st?
i'ie Graded school on] Friday, the 20th,
f..nd tho Orphanage schools on Wednes
day, tho 18th.) (The Orphanage schools
h'ive a Christina 8 programme on Fri
The Knights of Pythias expect to
have a year-end banquet this year.
Mrs. W. S.[Bean is visiting in Au
Miss Grace Martin will arrive "soon,
to visit her brother, Prof. A. V. Mar
Mr. Seay and his bride arrived in
Clinton last week, and are living in the
Gary Bailey house, on the railroad.
Miss Mayme Leake visited in Colum
bia the past week.
Miss Eliza Horton is visiting at Dr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelly have
?noved in from the Shady Grove neigh
borhood, and are occupying their home,
purchased from Prof. Spencer, on Cen
Mr. L. M. Speers, of Nev/berry, was
in town lnst week.
Rumor says there are to be four wod
dings in Clinton within the next six
Tonight Mr. W. B. Owens and Miss
Bessie Hays will be united in marriage
at the home of the bride's mother, by
A tickling cough from any cause is
quickly stopped ny Dr. Snoop's Cough
Cure. And it is so thoroughly harmless
and safe that Dr. Shoop tells mothers
everywhere to give it without hesita
tion, even to very young babes. The
wholesome green leaves and tender
stems of a lung-healing mountainous
ahrub furnish the curative properties to
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. It calms the
cough and heals the sere and sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium, no
chloroform, nothing harsh used to in
jure or suppress. Simply a resinoua
plant extract that helps to heal aching
lungs. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses "The Sacred
Herb." Always demand Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. Palmetto Drug Co.
Miss Edna Manila to Wed.
Mrs. William Holmes Hardin
invites you to be present at tho
marriage of her daughter
Mr. Isaac Clarence Cross
n the evening of Wednesday the eigh
teenth of December, one thousand
nine hundred nnd seven,
at eight o'clock
Chester, South Carolina
Hiss Hardin hns visited in the city j
te often as the quest of Mrs. W. R.
. .ichey, Jr., nndJMiss Annie Gilkeraon.
A marvellous preparation, containing
hw most healing ingredients. Hollis
.-?"'? Rocky Mountain Tea relieves i
when all else has fniled. 86c, Tor or
Ysblets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Death of a Veteran.
Mr. N. B. Gwinn, a veteran of the
il war and a good citizen of Owings
uition, died last Friday, and was bur
ied at Harmony church Saturday after
noonlat 2 o'clock.
$2.50 Men's Hats, going at $1.98. Red
Attending the Qrand Lodge.
Hon. R. A. Cooper, District Deputy
and Master of Laurens Lodge No. 260:
M. L. Nash, Master?of Palmetto No.
19; and C. H. Roper, Grand Junior
Steward of tho Grand Lodge, are in
Charleston attending tho annual meet
ing of J tho Grand Lodge of Masons of
How would either a China Closet,
Sideboard, Rocker, Kitchen Cabinet,
Buffet, Hall Rack, Morris Chair, Art
Square or Dining Table do for a Christ
mas proscnt for ono who wants to give
M. & E. H. Wilkcs & Co.
Mon's $4.00 Shoes now going at $3.60
at Red Iron Racket.
$16.00 Suit Clothes now $12.00 at Red
All persons holding claims against
Laurens county, not r'nreviously pre
sented, are hereby notified that same
must be deposited with the clork of the
county board of commissioners on or
ofore the 6th day of January, 1908, as
eq'eired by law.
19-8t ClerJf of County Board.
A union meeting'of the Second and
Third Sections of Lauren? Association
will meet with Mount Olive'Baptist
church on Friday before the 6th Sun
day in December. The following is the
FRIDAY?11 A. M.
Introductory Sermon, by Rev. W. E.
Topic?The most vital need to pro
gressive church life. T. S. L?ngsten,
F. L. B ramie tt, John M. Simpson, Rev.
Geo. M. Sexton.
2d Topic?Temptations, Causes and
Effects?James i. 2, 3. Robert Haw
kins, T. B. Brown, Rev. W. D. Ham
mett, Homer Moore.
SATURDAY?10 A. M.
Devotional Exercises, conducted by
Rev. J. Melvin Shell.
3d Topic?Does the New Testament
Teach Eternal Punishment ? and What
Is It ??Rev. xx. 15. Lewis Martin,
H. H. Mahon, Rev. J. O. Martin, Prof.
R. A. Dobson.
4th Topic?The Two Definite Chris
tian Experiences Taught in the New
Testament, and Results Following
Acts xix. 1, 7. W. A. Baldwin, C. B.
Bobo, J. M. Shell, W. E. Thayer.
5th Topic?To What Extent Can a
Church Member Patronize or Support
the Present Dispensary System in South
Carolina, and Maintain His Fellowship
With the Church ?-Habakkuk ii. 15.
T. H. Burts, Lewis Martin, W. D.
Hammctt, George M. Sexton.
8UNDAY ?10 A. M.
Evangelism, by John M. Hudgens.
11a. m.? Missionary Sermon, by Rev.
George M. Sexton or W. D. Hammett.
E. C. WATSON, for Committee.
Ladies' $3.50 long Kid Gloves, black
and tan, now going at $2.89. Red Iron
Don't miss seeing our big line Christ
mas goods in our new annex. Red Iron
Adopted by Stockholders of the Bank of
Whereas, since our last meeting the
hand of death has been suddenly laid
upon a valued officer of this institution;
therefore be it resolved by the stock
holders of the Bank of Laurens:
First. That in the death of ?William
Pierce Caine, cashier, we are called
upon to mourn the loss of an efficient,
capable and active assistant in the con
duct of the affairs of our organization.
Entering the employ of the Bank at
an early age he won nis way upwards
by diligence and a faithful discharge of
the trusts imposed. The prosperity and
success of this institution he kept ever
Second. That a copy of these resolu
tions with assurances of our sincere
sympathy be conveyed to his bereaved
family and that the same be inscribed
upon a page of our MinutelBook that
shall be dedicated to his memory.
W. R. RICHEY,
H. K. AIKEN,
R. T. DUNLAP,
Laurens, S. C, Dec. 10th, 1907.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Ho
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., ToTedo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known F
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be.
lieve him perfectly honorable in all his
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by his firm.
W aiding. Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa
The Auditor's Ofilco will bo open from
the 1st day of January to the 80th day
of February, 1108, to mako returns of
porsonal property, and real estato, where
any changes have boon made since last
return for taxation In Laurens
For tho convenionceB of the taxpayers,
the Auditor of his deputy, will attend
the following namod places to roceivo
returns for said year to-wit:
Ronno, January 20th, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Clinton, January 21st, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. in.
Clinton Mills, January 21st, from 5
p. m. to 8 p. m.
Lydia Mills, January 32d, from 0 a. m.
to 12 m.
Mountvllle, January 23d, from 10 a.m.
to Z p. m.
Gros? Hill, January 24th, from 10 a.m.
to 3 p. m.
Watorloo, January 27th, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p m.
Dr. W. C. Thompson's, January 28th
from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Martin's Store, January 20th, from 0
a. m. to 12 in.
Brewerton, January 20th, from 1 p. m.
to 4 p. m.
Sharpo's Storo, January 30th, from 0
a. in to 12 m.
Princeton, January 30th, from 1 p m.
to 4 p. m.
Tumbling Shoals, January 31st, from
10 a. rn. to 2 p. m.
I). I). Harris, February 3d, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Abnor Babb, Fobruary 4th, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
V. A. Whito, February 5th, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Cooks Store, Fobruary 6th, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Stewarts Storo, Fobruary 7th, from 10
a. m. to 2 p, m.
Youngs, Fobruary 8th, from 10 a. m.
to 12 m.
Pleasant Mound, Fobruary 8th, 2 p.m.
to 4 p. m.
Lanford, Fobruary 10th, from 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Ora, I<obruary 10th, from 8 p. m. to
4 p. m.
Watts Mill, February 11th, from 2 p.
m. to 8 p. m.
All malo oiti/.ons between the ages of
21 and (50 years on tho 1st of January,
except thoso who aro incapable of earn
ing a support from being mained or from
othor causes, aro doomod polls, Confede
rate veterans exceptod.
All taxpayers aro required to give Town
ships and No. of School Dlstriot; also
state whether property is situated in
town or country.
Aftor the 20th of February, 50 por
cent penalty will be attached for failuro
to make returns.
0. A. POWER,
Dec. 0th, 1007?td.
A SINGULAR DUEL
How the Death Penalty Was Adminis
tered to Two Indiana.
The following story Illustrates very
wcli one of the characteristics of the
Indian, as it shows that Iudlaus, as a
rule, did not mind dying so much as
they were particular about the method.
It was a good many years ago at Pine
Ridge, when there was trouble with
the Choyenues. Major Cooper was
there as agent, and there were two
youog Choyennes who were badly
wanted for murder. They had way
laid and killed a prospector. They
were not caught, and the chances were
that they would not be unless the boI
dlers were called in. If this were done
It was likely to precipitate troublo
with the whole tribe, and Major Coop
er laid the case before the headmen.
They were told that If the soldiers
were sent for there would surely be
trouble and were requested politely to
ask the two errlug bucks to como in
and be hanged.
Word was sent to tho two young
Indians, Head Chief and Young Mule,
who were out In tho hills. They sent
word back that they had no objection
to dying if It would keep the rest of
the tribe out of trouble, but that if
they had to die they preferred to die
fighting, and they wnnted it distinctly
understood that they would not ho
hanged. It was entirely against tho
Customs of the government, but rules
did not go for much In those days.
Results were the chief things, and
Major Cooper sent word to them that
If they wanted a fight ho would risk
accommodating them. A dato w?i set
and onrly In the morning they rode to
ward tho agency, fully armed. MaJo?
Cooper was out to meet them, and the
rest of tho tribe, the potential hostlles,
i were gnthorcd on tho hills to soo fair
! play. Tho agent rodo out Into the
open and slipped off his horse, using It
I for cover and shooting across the sad
Tho two young Indians galloped up
to within shooting distance and com
menced circling, hanging on tho off
side of their ponies and shooting un
der their necks and across their hoada.
The tacit understanding was that if
they were killed It wob all right, but
If thoy got the agent they would pull
out Into the hills and wait for some
othor challenger. The fight did not
last long. Cooper had a heavy buf
falo gun and killed one Indian, shoot
lug hlui through the body of his horse.
Tho other kept on circling, and sevoral
shots were exchanged till tho Indian
was shot through the body. Ho know
it would be nil up with him In a fow
minutes and chargod, shooting as ho
came. But the agent's luck held good,
and he was dropped within fifty yards.
Tho law was satisfied, ond the agent
was able to report officially to Wash
ington that the Indians had been ex
What Is a Midshipman?
By luck I for tho first time in my
lifo have found a plausible derivation
for midshipman. It would nppeor that
in the days immediately after the flood
the vessels were very high at the ends,
between which there was a deep
"waist," giving no ready moans of
passing from one to the other. To
meet this difficulty there were employ
ed a class of men, usually youug and
alert, who from their station were
called midship men, to carry messages
which were not subject for the trum
pet shout If this explanation holds
water, It, liko forecostlo and after
guard and knightheads, gives another
Instance of survival of nomenclature
from conditions which have long since
Whatever the origin of his title, it
well expressed tho anomalous and un
defined position of the midshipman.
He belonged, so to say, to both ends of
the ship as well as to tho middle, and
his duties aud privileges alike fell
within the broad saying that what was
nobody's business was a midshipman's.
When appointed as such In later days
he came in "with the hayseed in his
hair" and went out lit for a lieuten
ant's charge, but from first to last,
whatever his personal progress, he
coutluued as n midshipman, n handy
billy.?Captain A. T. Mahan in Har
Tho World's Gypaie?.
Tho gypsies have passed under a va
riety of names, arising either from
their supposed orlglual country or the
callings and characteristics of the race.
The old English Egyptiun, the Span
ish Qitana and tho Magyar Pharas
nepek (Pharaoh'0 people) all point to
on Egyptian origin. The Scandinavian
Tataro identifies them with the Mon
golian hordes which terrorized early
Europe, while the French Bohemian
suggests yet another country ns their
As to tho names bestowed by their
supposed charucter, the Arab boldly
calls them haraml (a villain), tho
Dutchman hoydens, or heathens, aud
tho Persian taken his name from their
complexion and dubs them karnchl, or
swarthy. A charter of William the
Lion, as early as the twolfth century,
mentions their Scotch name of tin
klers, which l:i commonly supposed to
be a corruption of tinker, although pos
sibly tho substitution of "t" for "z"
has produced this form of tho Italian
Zingaro, one of the most widespread
of gypBy appellations.?London Chron
Pearl?What ever became of that
youug man you used to like so much,
the ono you called "plain, everyday Mr.
Ruby?Oh, he is "plain, evory night
Mr. Brown" now.
Pearl?Indeedl How is that?
Ruby?Why, we are engaged.?Chi
Its virtues have been known for
ears, and thousands of v people have
een made happy and well by taking
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. Keepz
you well and makes you weller. 85c,
Tea or Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
lire wer ton A. F. M. Lodge.
Officers for another year have been
elected by Brewerton A. F. M. lodge,
F. B. Poland, W. M.; S. E. Williams,
S. W.; T. R. Jones, J. W.; W. S.
Knight, Sec'y; J. N. Jones, Trcas.; W.
J. Jones, S. D.; W. T. Jones, J. D,; W.
A. Wix, T. J. Crawford, Stewards; J.
P. Jones, Tyler.
A Fortunate Texan.
Mr. E. W. Goodloe, of 107 St. Louis
St., Dallas, Tex., says: 'In the past
year I havo become acquaineed with
Dr. King's New Life Pills, and no lax
atiyo 1 ever before tried so effectually
disposes of malaria and biliousness.
They don't grind or gripe. 25c. at
Laurens Drug Co.'s and^ftmetto Drug
Co. 's drug store.
HONEY GUIDES, i !
African Bird* That Laad Man to tho
Neate of Ree?.
"For many ages," says a writer, "the
?mall birds which i?r? knows In Afri
ca ns honey guides have been in the
habit of leading human beings to tho
ne^ts of bees. The first notice of tho
kind of which I hare knowledge is in
'Lobo's Travels In Abyssinia,' publish
ed by Le Grand in 1728. Tho moroc
or honey bird,' says this author, Ms
endued with a peculiar Instinct or fac
ulty of discovering honey. When the
moroc has discovered any honey he re
pairs Immediately to the roadside and
when ke sees a traveler sings and
claps his wings, making many mo
tions to lnvlte'hlm to follow him, and
when he perceives his coming files be
fore him from tree to tree till he conies
to the place where the bees have stor
ed their treasure and then begins to
sing melodiously. The AbyBslnlan
takes tho honey without falling to
leavo part of it for the bird to roward
him for his information.' Sparrman,
who traveled at the Cape In 1775*70,
gives also a very good description of
tho bird as observed in the southern
part of tho continent.
"The honey guides lead human be
ings to the nests of wild bees not so
much for the honey as for the grubs
or larvao found within the comb. The
natives are for the most part well
nwnre of this fact, aud if they reward
the honey guide, which they usually
do to 80M10 grudging extent, break off
for it n piece of the comb in which tho
grubs are hatching. Sparrman has a
curious note upon this detail. He says,
T was informed by my boahiosmcn
(bushmon), as well ns by the colonists,
that a man who makes it his coustant
business to go after tho bees should
not at first bo too gratoful and gener
ous to this officious bird, but leave for
It only Just ns much as will serve to
stimulate Its appetite, by which means
It will he lnducod in hopes of obtain
ing a more liberal roward to discover
another swarm of beos.*
"When it desires to fcod upon somo
comb which it has discovered it makes
its way to a humnn being, flutters
about restlessly and hops from branch
to branch or from bush to bush or
from one ant hill to another until it
succeeds In attracting tho man's atten
tion. During this time It utters n shrill
cry of 'cherr, cherrl' frequently re
peated. If the man is a native who
understands its habits and is willing
to follow it ho often gives a soft,
soothing whlstlo and, taking with him
n hatchet, accepts the restless little
creature's guidance. Tho honey guide
now goes on ahead, never keeping very
far away and always Jealously notic
ing whether tho man Is really follow
ing. At length the honey nest is reach
ed and the bird's object accomplished.
While the native or natives nttack the
nest and rifle the comb tue bird still
flutters about, chirping. When the busi
ness is concluded and the men depart
the honey guide descends from its
perch and helps itself to as much of
the larvae as it can find.
"When thus following a honey guide
the native goes, ns n rule, very quietly,
taking core not to frighten his small
adviser. If tho man by reason of bush
or other obstacle travels, in the bird's
opinion, too slowly it will repeatedly
come back to him, fly closely and an
grily about him and with restless twit
ters and evident impatience urge upon
j him the necessity of hurrying up."
Specialists modem scientists are
bound to be. But they are not the
shriveled specimens so often pictured
by the man In the street, all cold in
tellect and devotion to the pursuit of
an abstract idea. They know how to
piny. Like other mon, they are gre
garious and play together.
Tho Bed Lion club was composed of
great Englishmen, and Huxley was*
one of tho members. Tho club used to
meet during the session of the British
association. To a certain meeting at
Ipswich, England, which Huxley de
scribed in his "Letters," somo foreign
ers wero invited, the Prince of Cnnino,
Bonaparte's nephew, among them, and
greatly astonished they were at the
exceedingly human behavior of the
learned professors. The Red Lion men
had a custom of roaring Instead of
cheering and of wagging one coat
tall?the lion's tail?when applauding.
The prince was much Impressed by
these proceedings, and whon be stood
up to respond to the toast of his health
instead of making a speech he gave
threo mighty roars and threo wags.?
j Youth's Companion.
When tho late N. Vllleniossant, the
proprietor of tho Paris Figaro, died ho
left tho paper to the threo men who
had done tho most to aid him. But
there wero many old contributors on
the paper, -mon with well known
names, who mado an outcry at this
division of property. They insisted
tha* they ought to havo been consult
ed, and they threatened to fouud an
opposition paper to Figaro.
This alarmed the threo principals,
and they mado a proposition to tho ef
fect that they themselves should tako
each ?7,000 out of the concern yearly
aud that the other men should each
have a salary of ?1,500 for uie work
they Were to do and at tho end of the
year draw a like sum out of the prof
its, thus insuring them ?8,000 a year
each. Yet these men did not write an
Average of more than half a column, a
day each?if, indeed, that much?so
that thoy had a very easy time of It.
It waq one of the conditions that
when any ono of thorn dies his share
goes to the others, so that the last sur
vivor will have an enormous income.?
You wil1 find it easy to select your
Christmas presents from our lino of
Cut Glass, fancy China, Dinner Sets,
Toilet Sets, Chairs, Tables, Rugs and
many other useful articles that wo have
not space to mention.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co;
Supervisor's Quarterly Report.
For Third Quarter.
County Auditor.$ 91 15
Co. Com'rs and Clerk. 375 00
Witnesses. 14 70
Clerk of Court. 100 00
Interest. 330 00
Sheriff. 709 67
Magistrates and Constables... 400 00
Coroner. 58 85
Peorhouse and Poor. 149 85
Indigent Confederate Vets_ 337 50
Roads and Bridges. 1088 65
Public Buildings. 34 84
Books, Stationery, Printing.. 251 26
Contingont. 867 01
Chaingang. 1973 24
Com. Road Tax. 1449 68
Court Expenses. 2038 95
! . H. B. HUMBERT, Co. Supervisor,
! MESSER BABB, Co. Clerk.
It-Is More Like a Prolonged Riot Than
"Tho first game of football I wit
nessed upon my arrival In Cblnn," one
?f our consular representatives at home
for a visit remarked recently, "1 mis
took for a very serious riot, and you
wouldn't have blamed mo cither.
"In tho first place, I was not nware
that tho Chinese had any such game,
but later found that It is very popular
In north China. It is not played as Is
the American game, and Instead of
eleven players to tho side there aro fif
ty. These northern Chlnoso are almost
glauts, and every man on tho team will
be six feet or over in height and weigh
on tho average 200 pounds. There are
no goals, side linos or halves. Tho
game lasts until one side is the winner,
and frequently this Is not accomplished,
before two or three days.
"Tho idea of the gamo is to forco a
small wlckor basket, which takes tho
placo of our ball, into tho territory of
tho other side?this territory being ono
half of the town?and up and down the
streets the fight rages. Bach man is
equipped with a whistle with which to
summon assistance when too hard
"Stealth as well as main forco may
be used in getting tho 'ball' Into tho
enemy's country, and I know of one
clever player who did so by passing
over tho roofs of the houses. As you
may Imagine, a hundred giants yell
ing and fighting in tho streets creato
some excitement."?Harper's Weekly.
Blowing the Note.
Medical experts are calling the atten
tion of the public to tho importance of
rforming the nose blowing operation
a scientific and hygienic manner.
First one nostril and then tho other
should bo blown without unduo vio
lence. Doctors state that tho two nasal
passages should never l>o closed at the
same time. If they are obstructed, as
iu tho caso of a cold, tho back of tbo
thront is filled with compressed air,
and this, together with the discharga,
and tho microbes which it contains,
may bo driven through tho eustnohlal
tubo Into the middlo ear and lend to
serious results. A great authority on
the subject used to forbid ids patients
to blow their noses when suffering
from a cold. Tho courBo is hardly ono
which will commend Itself to thOSO in
tho habit of catching colds. Tho best
advice would seem to be that when it
is necessary to blow the nose blowing
should bo done gently.?London Mall.
Wanted His Money's Worth.
"Have you any choice as to tho wed
ding march?" asked the church organ
"Tho wedding march?" echoed tho
father of the bride.
"Yes; the march that is played when
tho bridal procession move's down tho
alslo. Which ono would you prefer?
Mondelssohn's or tho march from
'Lohengrin ?' "
"Any difference iu tho expense?"
"Then play the ono that's the long
From all accounts silk manufacture
originated in China. Chlnoso tradition
has it that tho Emperor Fob Li taught
his people the art of cultivating the
silkworm as early as 5000 B. O. Spain
wos tho first European country to re
ceive tho silkworms, tho Arab conquer
ors introducing them about the tenth
contury, probably from their home ott
the borders of Persia. The foundation
of tho silk industry in France dates
from tho year 1510, when Francis I.
imported silk workers from Miian.
Tho Baby's Fault.
Nursemaid?I'm going to leave, mum.
Mistress ? Why, what's tho matter?
Don't you like the bttby? Nursemaid?
Yes'm, but ho is that afraid of a po
liceman that I can't get near ono.?
Professor (after dinner, looking at
his empty pinto in n rage)?There,
wo'vo had spinach and egg agalnl
You know perfectly well, Amelia, that
I can't eat It \?Fliegende Blatter. .
The Man, who is ready to buy his Winter Shoes,
will find it well worth his while to come here and
examine the handsome new and worthy models
we are now showing for Fall and Winter wear.
Here are shapes and leathers to meet the re
quirements of Men of all tastes, and for use on all
The fine Dress Shoes are here, the usual Busi
ness Styles are here and there are, in addition,
many special styles.
Shoes at $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $5 to $6.
Prices stand for nothing, however, until you
see the Shoes.
Any Shoe Store can quote gprlces! I/The Shoes
There are no better Shoes manufactured than
the sort we sell. It's the best, or none, here!
Come, see how welljwe can'fill your every Shoe
Furnishings. The One Price Stone. Customers
Shoes Shined Free.
Big Furniture Sale
Are you taking advantage of our big reduction sale of Furniture, Stoves, Crockery,
Glassware, Pictures, Kasels, Art Squares, Rugs, Wardrobes, Hatracks, Sideboards, China
Closets, Bed Springs, Mattresses, in fact nearly everything that goes in a first class Furniture
We will sell you a good $25.00 Sewing Machine for $14.30. A. T. drawer Drop Head}
a beauty $19.65. Another beauty, automatic lift, worth $40.00 for $21.15, and we will sell
you a Drop Head Automatic Lift, Rotary, two machines in one, best machine made for
#34.20. Wfc can sell you a first class Organ and will save you fully #15.00 on same. Our
goods arc for sale and it will pay you to take advantage of the opportunity.
Be Sure and Find the Right Place
The Caine & Pitts Furniture Co.
105 WTest Main Street Laurens, S. C.
I Big Closing Out Sale
j| This Stock must be sold within 90 days
3 We are closing out the entire stock of mer
9 chandise of Hr. Simon Diamond, consisting of
k clothing, shoes, hats, trunks, etc. This stock must ||
ji be sold regardless of cost within the next 90 days p
9 on account of the death of Mr. Simon Diamond.
j Now is your opportunity to secure
5 Big Bargains.
I All Goods will be sold for Strictly Cash ?
I J. J. PLUSS, Executor