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' I GREENBERRY RILEY.
BY W. D. S.
He married Susan Tierce, on the 3a
luda, near Ware Shoals. The first year
he farmed near us he was completely
cast down. After he had put in his
crop he came down to his neighbor and
reported that he was not able to make
the crop; wanted to sell his negro wo
man, pay up his debts and quit.
"Why, what is the matter Green?"
"My mare has a colt, my wife a baby,
my negro woman a baby, nobody to
cook and wash, nothing to work to the
plough and no one to wait on them.
Let me sell you the woman."
"No, I won't buy, but will loan you
a few hundred dollars to tide you over
the hard times. You keep the woman;
it is no telling bow much she will he
worth to you in later years." Which be
did and this woman brought him a half
^HMlo/.on as likely negro men as were in
Laurens County regular twelve hun
dred dollar, high stepping New Orleans
bucks. He was a member of Mt. Bethel
church and one of the noblest men that
ever walked ' he hills of Reedy River.
He raised the tunes at the church,
taught in the Sunday school and often
..pent half the Sabbath teaching the
children to spell and read. Ho had
three attractive daughters and you
know the young men would come where
such girls live. But Father Riley
valued his household. When bed time
came around all were called in.
"Let us have a word of prayer and
reLire for the night so we can rise early
in the morning refreshed and ready to
spend the Sabbath aright."
After breakfast the young men were
invited to go with them to preaching or
Sunday school. If they declined he in
formed them that his family were go
ing ami they would have to gj home as
it was against his rule for his daugh
ters to stay at home to entertain com
pany. Neither would he allow them to
ride over the country on Sunday with
the hoys. Mr. Riley was noted for his
industrious habits, easy and polite man
ners. His frugal habits soon brought
to him a competency, and he was satis
^ lied and contented in his home until his
surroundings becamo unpleasant and he
moved over in Abbeville county on the
.Many happy days I spent with the
Riley girls and boys.
Seven Years ol Proof.
"1 have had seven years of proof
that Dr. King's New Discovery is the
lu st medicine to take for coughs and
colds and for every diseased condition
*? of throat, chest or lungs," says W. V.
Henry, of Panama, Mo. The world
has had thirty-eight years of proof
that Dr. King's New Discovery is the;
best remedy for coughs and colds, la
grippe, asthma, hay fever, bronchitis,
hemorrhage of the lungs and the early
stages of consumption, Its timely use
always prevents the development of
pneumonia. Sold under guarantee at
Laurens Drug Co. 's and Palmetto Drug
Co.'s drug store, 60c and $1. Trial bot
Rev. Henry Thomas Called to Greenville.
Washington, Doe.. ? It is under
stood that Rev. Henry B. Thomas, of
St. Nicholas and Ail ?' ngels church, of
this city, has received a call from
Greenville by the vestry of the Wash
ington Street church, but as yet it has
not been accepted. The vestry has re
fused to accept tho resignation of the
rector, and has urged him to reconsider
tho matter for a week or more before
announcing his decision.
A petition signed by every member oi
the church has been presented to Mr.
Thomas. Appreciation and thanks for
the good he has done the church and
c< ngrcgation is expressed in the peti
tion, which concluded with an urgent
appeal that he remain in Washington.
News and Courier, 27th.
Rev. Mr. Thomas was, in 1905, rec
tor of the Church of the Epiphany, in
The Pure Pood Law.
Secretary Wilson says, "One of the
objects of the law is to inform the con
sumer of the presence of certain harm
ful drugs in medicines." The law re
quires that the amount of chloroform,
opium, morphine, and other habit form
in}-; drug;', be stated on the label of each I
bottle. The manufacturers of Cham-,
bcrhpn's Cough Remedy have always;
claimed that their remedy did not con-j
tain any of these drugs, and the truth!
of Lhls claim i; now fully proven, as no |
mention of them is marie on the label.
This renu-dy is not only one of tho
safest, but one of tho best in use for
v mghs and colds. Its value has been
proven beyond question during the
many years it has been in general use.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Messrs. M. S. Smith and L. C. Gooch
spent Christmas day with relatives in
Mr. William Scott of Spartanburg
ipenl a portion of the holidays with
relatives and friends here.
Mrs. Thomas M. Kennedy of Lynch
burg, Va., spoilt a few days during the
holidays with relatives in the city.
Mr. and .Mrs. A. N. Reynolds of An
derson visited the families of Messrs.
s. G. McDaniel, M. L. Roper and W.
A. Todd during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Fowler will re
turn this week from a delightful stay
in Jacksonville, Fla., with relatives, in
cluding Mrs. Slorah and family and
Mrs. Fowler's brother, Mr. William F.
Mr. lohn M (iillespie, who lives a
nule beyond tho Watts mill, fell from
his bun loft one morning last week and
dislocated and otherwise injured his left
Mr. Ifumic Burdine of New York,
who paid his annual visit to his father
?it Cray Court during the holidays,
peat Sunday in the city with friends
who are pleased to know that he con
tinue., to hold down a very responsible
position in the Metropolis. He returns
to New York this week.
We all like good things
Even in PERFUMES
"A Word to the wiso"
WM. II. BROWN & BRO'S.
For Sale by
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
THE ARCTIC REGION.
Where Smoko Rites From the' 8ea and
Tree* Burst From Cold.
Explorers who penetrate tho Arctic
and Antarctic sens have a chance to
observe one of the Btr?ngest pin.m
ena in nature, that of suidko rising
from the sea. Wherever the tempera
ture falls to 15 degrees below zero
clouds of steaming vapor ascond from
tho oeenu to he Immediately frozen
Into tiny particles Of lee and dropped
once more into the water.
The suuie thing takes place <>n land,
tho vapor rising from the snow and
even from the bodies of the explorers
themselves. In this ease, however the
lee particles fall on the ground aud
make a weird rustling, like the swish
Of a Silk dress.
At 40 degrees below zero (In; sap of
trees Is turned to Ico, and the trunks
burst asunder with a sharp report.
These mysterious sounds and sights
are a wo? Inspiring to all who do not
know their cause, and they may ac
count for some of the strange tales
that are told of the frozen north.
Natural light at sea Is a much more
common phenomenon. As tho screw of
a steamer churns tin? water under cer
tain Conditions you max- see tin' waves
glowing angrily where they have been
disturbed. This is called phosphores
cence, and scientists are not agreed as
to Its cause.
WHISTLER AND MONEY.
The Eccentric Artist's Utter Lack of .
The Dundee Advertiser tells a story1
Illustrating Whistler's forget fulness
and utter luck of business Instinct.
Being bard pressed for a flebl and hav
lug dually been Informed he would he
sued unless a check for the amount
was sent by return post, the artist
mentioned the matter to one of his
frlentts who lived near him. Explain
ing that he had a lew pounds in the
bank, the exact sum unknown, he re
quested his friend to stop at Hie bank
on the way to business to aseei'llllu
what was required to make his lie
count good for a check of slightly over
sun ami to deposit that amount for him
as a loan.
The friend was quite willing and in ,
due time stood a! the cashier's desk
of Whistler's bank asking the amount
of his bnlnnco and explaining the er
rand. The cashier was interested. lie
went to the big hook of bulail. turn
ed over a few pates, wrote dow n some
figures and in a moment placed them
before the astonished friend. Whis
tler's balance was more than $30,000.
The artist was delighted, but found it
dlhiCUlt to remember when he hail do
posited so much money or where he
had got it.
A Bcaconsfickl Story.
A lady who was his con. taut friend
and benefactor begged Lord Boacous
Held to read Mallock's Hrsi book ami
say something civil about it. The prime
minister replied, with a gronii: "Ask
me anything, dear lady, except this. 1
am an old man. Ho not make me read
your young friend's romances."
"Oh, but he would be a .meal acces
sion to the Tory party, and a civil
word from you would secure him for
"Oh, well, then, glvo me a pen and a
sheet of paper." And. sitting down in
tho lady's drawing room, he wrote:
"'Dear Mrs. -, I am sorry that I
cannot dim? with you, but 1 am going
down to Ilughendon for a week. Would
that my solitude could bo peopled by i
the bright creations of Mr, Mallock's
fancy.' Will that do for your young
As an appreciation of n book which
one has not read this is perfect.
Don't Take the Rh!k.
When you have a bad cough or cold ,
do not let it drag along until it In come.-;
chronic bronchitis or develops into an
attack of pneumonia, but give it the
attention it deserves and get rid of it.
Take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
you are sure of prompt relief. From a
small beginning the sale and use of this
preparation has extended to all parts of 1
the United States and to many foreign
countries. Its many remarkable cure ;
of coughs and colds have won for it this
wide reputation and extensive use.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
There are many point-; of likeness
between a world view of animal his
tory and of human history. During
the h>ng ages preceding our own the
continents for certain periods were like
vast Islands entirely isolated from
neighboring continents by tho seas.
This was the condition of Africa In the
period unearthed by recent oxplorn- :
tlons. These longer or shorter isola
Hons explain the marvelous diversity
of mammalian life, because each grant
land mass became a separate breeding
place under different conditions, and
whenever the land rose from the
sea long enough to form connecting
bridges, such as those ncross the Modi?
terranean or along the Arctic seas or j
ncross the Isthmus of Panama, the ani
mals gradually extended their ranges
from continent to continent exactly
niter the manner of the prehistoric and
historic races of men. Thus were Ini
tiated vast Interchanges, struggles and ?
compelitlons which have worked quite i
ns profound Influeuco upon the past
and present history of animal lifo as
the Interchanges of human races have |
worked upon the history of man.?
Henry Falrilold Osboril in Century.
Lame Shoulder Cured.
Lame shoulder is usually caused by
rheumatism of the muscles and quickly
yields to a few applications of Cham
berlain's Pain Balm. Mrs. V. II. Mc
F.lwee, of Hoist own, New Brunswick,
writes: "Having been troubled for
some time with a pain in my left shoul
der, I decided to give Chamberlain's
Pain Balm a trial, with the result that
I got prompt relief." For sale by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Some Noten on "Origins."
"Ilumpty Dumpty Sat on n Wall,"
etc., has come down to us from the
days of King .lohn. "The Babes In
the Woods"dates from the fifteenth con*
tury, being founded upon facts, an old
house noar Wayland Wood, Norfolk,
having the winde story in carvings on
a mantelpiece. "Little Jack Homer,"
"Little Miss Muffet, "Old Mother Hub
bnrd," "Mother tioosey" and "Goosey,
GOOSey Gander" are each traceable to
the sixteenth century.
"Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have
You Been?" belongs to the reign of
Queen Wllsabeth." Three Blind Mico"
first appeared in a music book dated
1600. "A FrOggio Would a Wooing
Co" was licensed to be sung as far
back as 1000. "Hoys and Girls Como
nut to Play* and "Lucy Locket Lost
Her Pocket" both hall from the period
of CIlAlieS H- And, hist of all, "Cin
derella," "Jack tho Giant Killer,"
"Bluebeard" and "Tom Thumb" wero
published by their author, Charles Per
rault. In tho year 1U07 ?London Notos
The Auditor's Office will bo open
from the 1st day of January to the 20lh
day of February, 1008, to make returns
of personal property and real estate,
where any changes have been made
since last return for tnxaticn in Lau
For the convenience of the taxpayers
the Auditor or his deputy will attend
the following named places to receive
returns for said year, to-wit:
Ueno, January* 20, from 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
Clinton, January 21, from 10 a. m. to
2 p. m. . ! ". ?J"
Clinton Mills, January 21, trom ?> ]>.
m. to 8 p. m. j
Lydia Mills, January 22, from 0 a. m.
to 12 m.
Mountvillc, January 28, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Cross Hill, January 21. from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
^.Waterloo, January"27, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.'
Dr. W. C. Thompson's, January 28,
from 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Martin's Store, January 20, from 0 a.
m. to 12 m.
Brewerton, January 20, from 1 p. in
to 4 p. m.
Sbarpe's Store, January 80, from 0
a. m. to 12 m.
Princeton, January 30, from 1 p. m.
to 'I p. m.
Tumbling Shoals, January 31, from
10 a. to 2 p. m.
D. I). Harris', February :'>, from 10
a. m. to 2 p. tn.
Abner Habb, February 4, from K> a.
m. to 2 p. m.
V. A. White, February 5, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Cook's Store, February (i. from 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
Stewart's Store, February 7, from
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Young's, February 8, from 10 a. m.
to 12 m.
Pleasant Mound, February 8, 2 p. in.
to 4 p. m.
Danford, February 10, from 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Ora, February 10, from 2 p. m, to i
Watts Mill, February 11, from 2 p.
m. to 8 ]>. in.
All male citizens between the ngesi of
21 and 80 years on th ? 1st of January,
except those who arc incapable of oai
illg a support from being maimed or
from oilier cause.;, are deemed polls,
Confederate veteran:; e:<< < ptod.
All taxpayers are required to give
Townships and No. of School District;
also state whether property is situated
in town or country.
After the 20th of Febiuary 50 per
cent, penalty will be attached lor fail
ure to make returns.
C. A. POWER, Auditor.
Dec. 11. 10(17. 191 f
in the selection of your pcreos'.i IcfT.
whether apparel or Jewelry, j ? wS!
appreciate the Ul.TRA ExcMiSiVEKEES Oi
Let us present the newest
models for your.inspection
We also sell the Elgin, Wal
tham, Kock ford and South
To weak and ailing women, thero is attract one
way to help. But with Unit way. two treati.irnts.
must bo combined. ono is local, one is constitu
tional, but both are Important, both essential.
Br. Shoop's Nl?ht Uiro is the Locul.
Br. Hhoop's U'storntlvo. the Constitutional.
The fonoor?Br. Hhoop's Night Curo?lta topical
mucous membrane suppository remedy, while Dr.
Bboop's Hratotntlvo Is wholly an Internal treat
ment. Tnu Kustorattve roaches throughout tho
entire system, seeking the repair of all nervo,
nil tissue, and nil blood ailments.
Tho "NlglitCuro", us its name Implies, does its
work while you sloop. It soothes soro and Inflam.
(.-? I mucous surfaces, heals lacal weaknesses and
dlschnrses, while tho Koxloruttve, eases nervous
excitement, gives renewed vigor und ambition,
builds up wasted tissues, bringing about renewed
strength, vigor, und energy. Take Br. Bboop's
Kestorativo?Tablets or Liquid?as a general tonio
to thu system. For positive local holp, use as woll
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
How Did You Starts
O Only a few begin life with an inheritance so 8
O large as to mala economy unnecessary. With the O
0 vast majority of young men and young women Q
O the life planincludes tneGRADUAL accumulation ?
O of a fortune. And gradual accumulation is better O
O than getting rich in haste, "what comes easy goes O
O easy," we need the.discipline that struggle brings. O
O -Wm. J. Bryan. 1 O
>ank of Laurens
Phc Hank l'<>r Vour Savings.
We are showing a very pretty line of
Hand Painted China
Genuine Water Color
Pictures and other very
pretty and dainty odd
pieces of fancy and de?
The Prices are as Attractive as the Goods.
almetto Drug; Co,
.nv.V ^.^.X.iv^Ux^ ?fc.n* .-^ s(i>. ^.-^v.-?..
I Now is the Time |
I to Buy a Buggy I
I or Wagon, ?
Jfg Now that the money market |j
m is getting easier, lay your plans 4)
$ to get that Buggy or Wagon $
^ you have been needing. We jj|
ffs handle only the best and most fa
$ reliable grades and will take $
^ pleasure in showing you our ^
m stock. m
? Yours to Please ^
I H. E. GRAY & SON f
The Largest and Best
Line of Organs Ever
Shown in Laurens.
We have just received a solid car load
i Organs in different styles and sizes.
Hie cases are made of Quartered Oak,
Walnut and Mahogany, beautifully finish
ed and will he an ornament in your parlor.
Tl ide works which is the life of
anj itrumenl are made of the best qual
ity oi Reeds, with 11 and 13 stops. The
ion in c< nstructed in the best possible
v, and on account of buying them
i i large quantities, we get them at prices
that enables us to sell you the best con
structed and best finished Organ for what
y m would have to pay for a cheaper quality at other places. Be
i owe line and get our prices before you buy.
v i saw
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ANCIENT [ OlYS.
That of the Scythir.n:. Was In II? I
of tho Lottor G.
While universally us,>ii i.\
ri<>iiir:, the foi'lll df til" t?0\V \
different IUI I ion-;. Tin- :
was in Uio form or tlio i<
(ho i??>w of (ho Tarlai . <? ?
(lie Scythians, at ill keep M
The < I reek how \. iih liol i
three or four feet in leiij III, I
stout ami stiff I hat ii liH|iiiroi1 < , I I
enihle Hfrongtll ami ftklll I > use 11. I
i.s said that the firs! <Ii> \ I
inaile from Iho horns of a
goat, the bllKOS Mug n ' 1 h
of a metallic ban i.
material was used I
(uro, hu( (hey slitl retai led (heir ? : ;
lud I shape. Tin > In 1 ? i
short to he of liiileli l|! e, and, <
lively Speaking, I n n
the troops WOI'O lll'i b(l I (11
The Kornaus eil i rl >l I In; I
aln, where if nl " . ohlitino ;
and during the mi Idle
tonsivoly used, forming Iii '
element of (lie aruili ?'? < ? III ? | I i.
The English nrchei iwore said In bq
(lie flnef i in the wi ? Id, and ilx
docldod the ha Idea of C'roi . , i
ami Aglncourt. Tho bo\>
of two kinds the long i ". ; ., i he
nrhalesl, or Cl'Of'SboW. The ; ?
was made of slcel <<\- horU Uli i \
SUoh strength ami ! u
uocessary lo use bouio in Ii
pllanco io bond Ii nnd tho
Hiring. Tin- nrhutcsfiei. i i a
ipiiver with flfly arrov ? find
placed in the van of Iho i
Mind Vour Biislncii .
IE you don't noli i iy will. I i i
laisine ,.s to keep n il of Iho 1' I ?I?
you can, and you can nnd will
of liver ami how ' i rouble Ii
Dr. King'fl New I.if" I'il'-. i
biliousness, malarin hud jaundle ? ?>./
of your systom. 25c :<< i-? >?
Co. and Palm >tto Drug < ? ?.
svjwZ&$Ot&u'j&& .-,, , ? ' \ ? :
Wiltont once nnd lo.nn wliy wo : iro b< i
po?ttlon?. nn<l Ik1 >t aln it-1 fo. , i ? ?. .1 ?
L_F.tioF.Nr. ANKKimoN, Vxvia.
Kindly look over your stock of Stationery |
other office forms and if you are beginning to gl
item such as Letter, Note, Bil! or If
:nt Headings, Envelopes, Remittance ^
Mai etc., if so get our samples. *
/ork is the Best That Can be j?
i Consistent With Low Prices.
ser Printing Co.
Lanrens, S. C.
I RTTJ EMENT.
k(! hoiio ? ihat oh Uio 21st day <.f
h i nry, 10? '. I render :i llhaf ac
coiin ol n..' acts and rioimrg no admin
istrator'of lhq ejitalq of IS. Adkins, do
'. In Lhq odicic of 11"' Jltdtifo of
I rohato of Lauren ^ county at. 11 oxdoclt
t. in. iiul on ihr shine (lay v.ill ripply
for a Iii di idmr^o frorh my trust rts
.'? ; i indented i<> sflkl estate
nrd noiill I and required tu innko pay*
n -Mi thai date, and all porsons hav
tifi I ~';|i'l OSltlto will pro*
ii "ii it |i fore said date, duly
j',<>\tin, or bo forever barred.
.1. VV. Carrion.
A hcillar. Arimlnisl rator,
iff 8$ $
'1 . .
I ? PRICK
1 >v' ? ? (!0o & $1.00.
? -. t.' > Triit Ootllo Fri t
II WTMUBLEjS. (3
..^ . IIMUOfl
STATT?) OK SOUTH CAROLINA,
Count*! ok Laukkns.
ISV < >. (!. Thompson, Probate Judge.
Whereas, J. II. Madden has made
suit tome to grant him letters of ad
ministration of the estate and effects of
< Ionia Madden.
Those aro liiere fore t<> cito and ad-i
inonish all and singular the kindred nnd
creditors of the said Gonia Madden, de
ceased, that they he and appear before
me in 111 * - Courl i?t' Probate, to be held
ni Laurens C. II., S. C, on tho 3d day
of January, 1908, next, after publica
tion hereof, Id I I o'clock in tho fore
noon, lo show cause, if any they have,
why I lie said adininist ration should not
Given under my hand this, 13th day
of December, nnno domini 1007.
O, Thompson, J, P. L. C.
I llK STATK OK SOUTH CAROLINA,
( <>i n n op Lapkkns.
fly 0. G. Thompson, Probate Judgo:
Whorcas, Krank Hammond has made
.lit to mo to grant him Letters of Ad
ministrnl Ion of tho estate and effects of
William P. ('nine.
These are. therefore, to cito and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
I creditors of the said William P. Caine,
di (cased, thai they he and appear ho
?ore me, in tho < 'OUI'I Of Probate, to hb
hehl at Laurent* f\ iL, 8, 0,, on the
; loih day of Januarj. It?08, next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
o| noon, in nhow cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not he granted.
(liven under my hand this, 23d. day oj
December, Anno Domini 1007.
O. G. THOMPSON.
J. P. L. C,
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will priwt ice in all St, We. f.'on ? r s
Prompt attention given in ail bitslne.-s
If you are in need of a niCQ MoiHI
ment for loved one-; I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J, WADK ANDERSON, Laurents, S. C
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OKPlCti IN' SIMMONS BUILDING
Phono: Office No. 80: Kcsidonco 219.
Hocky Mountain Tea -KuggeS*
a c iiy Med cine d r Ru.y people.
A s|><-cilic: f..r (V>n*.:'n';.ii'>n, '." ???.' >.>. I.I- 4
iiid Kidnoy irouolcn, lMnri|>]Ci*< i:<.n.-. lm|i
iiioni), Und (in . iii. HIukkInIi llowcls, ticiidm
ind litioUnolio. itn Kooiiy Mountnln Ton In i .
ii't form. :c? con'-- :. im>x. Ofnnlno rftadQ b.
? oi.i.r-11'.u Dat'O C't?MI?ASV( MilillHOO,
i oi.l.l'- I i'.h i'.tl o ?? I l.'l |-.\ .\ Y, 41,
^OLOEN WURPFTS FOR SALLOW PEQi'l s
Beardless Barley for Sale
and 500 bushels of Field
Peas at good attractive
Bringt Golden nojiu ...j Renewed V;cor.