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and strictly prohibits
the sale or alum
So does France
So does Germany
. The sale of alum foods
has been made illegal in Washington and the District of Colum
bia, and alum baking powders are everywhere recognized as
injurious To pr()tect y0urse|f agajnst aIumf
when ordering baking powder,
and be very sure you get Royal.
Royal is the only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape
Cream of Tartar. It adds to the digestibility and whole
somcness of the food.
PAUKE? ANS WEHN
Thinks the Newberry Man "Diplomati
cally Acknowledged" That He Was
Mr. L. W. Parker, who a few days
ago, in his testimony before the com
mission to wind up the affairs of the
State dispensary, stated that Senator
C. L. Blease was at one time the agent
of Lanahan, a liquor dealer, replied to
Mr. Blease's statement in the following
Please pardon a few words in answer
to Senator Cole L. Blease in his recent
remarks in the State Senate with refer
ence to my testimony before the wind
The absurdity of the charge of con
spiracy as made by Mr. Blease must be
apparent, but there may be some condi
t ions not understood by all. Neither
Captain Smyth nor myself was a sup
porter of Governor Ansel in the recent
campaign. For myself, though I had
the highest personal regard for him, I
differed with him on the issues of the
campaign, and voted for another.
I have wever had a communication
with him or anyone else referred to by
Mr. Blease with reference to my testi
mony, except with Mr. Avery Patton,
to whom, after having been subpoe
naed as a witness before the winding
up commission, I wrote on December 30,
urging him "not again to put me to
the humiliation of appearing in a mat
ter about which I know practically
nothing." To this letter I never bad a
reply, and had not seen Mr. Patton un
til I appeared before the commission a
few days since.
Mr. Blease asks the question why I
waited until after Mr. Lanahan's death
to answer the question as to who Mr.
Lanahan had told me was representing
him in South Carolina I agree with
him that it was unfortunate that the
answer had to be made subsequent to
Mr. Lanahan's death, but \ had no
choice in the matter.
No one knows better than Mr. Blease
why the question was not answered
two years ago, at the time of the hear
ing before the Legislative committe in
HK)G. It was upon Mr. Blease's own
motion, and by the effect of his own
vote, that I was excused from answer
ing the question at that time, against
the earnest protest of Mr. Lyon, now
attorney general, and two other mem
bers of the investigating committee.
Having been excused by the investigat
ing committee from answering the
question then, it certainly would have
been improper and inconsistent for me
subsequently to have rushed into print
to make public statements which I had
asked the Legislative committee to ex
cuse me from making before them.
Having been excused then from dis
closing the personage referred to by
Mr. Lanahan. I was not called upon to
note any denial by him tbat Mr. Blease
was the person referred to. It will be
noted, however, that Mr. Lanahan
never denied any part of the conversa
tions referred to by me in my testi
mony. He merely denied that he had
told me that Mr. Blease represented
him, which at that time I had not testi
fied to before the committee, because,
as stated, I had been excused.
Mr. Blease certainly surprises me,
however, in his statement to the effect
that he had no idea that I had referred
to him in my statements before the in
vestigating committee. When I testi
fied in June, 1906, Mr. Lanahan had
been advised of my having been sub
poenaed and of the necessity of my
tent Lying to m^ conversation with him
if the court decreed that I should do
so. Furthermore, the attorneys repre
senting Mr. H. H. Evans had been ad
vised before I testified of the purport
r of my testimony.
As the intimacy between Mr. Blease
and Mr. Kvans was well known, I had
presumed that it had been communi
cated to Mr. Blease what my testi
mony would be.
This presumption was confirmed in
my own mind by statements of Mr.
Blease to me. On the evening of my
testimony, whilst Mr. Haynsworth and
I were supping together at Wright's
Hotel, Mr. Blease, who had been tak
ing supper at a table some distance
away, stopped at our table for a mo
ment, and after expressing his appro
val of the position I had taken with
reference to testifying, said in effect
that he was familiar with all the facta
with regard to the employment of the
party referred to by me by Mr. Lana
han; that he had no apologies to make
to anyone for voting to excuse me
from giving the name, but that in jus
tice to the party referred to he wanted
to say that that party had not under
stood fully the service expected of him
when he accepted the employment,
and when ho did learn what was ex
pected he declined to serve further, and
received less than two hundred dollars
for his compensation.
I understood the statement of Mr.
Blease to be a diplomatic acknowledg
ment of his connection with the mat
ter, and, as expressed in legal terms,
"a plea of confession and avoidance."
Mr. Blease now denies that he had any
connection wiih Mr. Lanahan.
i I may add that I am advised by Mr.
Wm. Elliott, of Columbia, who was al
so my attorney in the proceedings be
fore the supreme court, that Mr. Blease
made to him practically the same state- !
ment as made above.
In justice to Mr. Blease himself, and
in justice to the memory of Mr. Lana
han, Mr. Blease is now, it seems to
me, called upon to say who was the
"high State official" whom Mr. Lana
han had employed, as he has acknowl
edged full acquaintanceship in the mat
ter. Whilst I cannot conceive that I
have been mistaken as to statements
made to me by Mr. Lanahan, still if
there be error in what Mr. Lanahan
stated to me, Mr. Blease can clear it,
and should do so.
LEWIS W. PARKER.
Greenville, S. C., Feb. 17th.
Many Sleepless Nights, Owing to a Per?
sistent Cough. Relief Pound at Last.
"For several winters past my wife
has been troubled with a most persist
ent and disagreeable cough, which in
variably extended over a period of sev
eral weeks and caused her many sleep
less nights," writes Will J. Hayner,
editor of The Bulletin, Burley, Colo.
"Various remedies were tried each
year, with no beneficial results. In
November last the cough again put in
an appearance and my wife, acting on
the suggestion of a friend, purchased a
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
The result was indeed marvelous. Af
ter three doses the cough entirely dis
appeared, and has not manifested itself
since. For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Married, on Wednesday, February
19th, at the residence of the bride's
brother, Mr. Jimmie Patterson, Mr.
Henry Mills, of Ora, S. C, to Miss
Alice Patterson, of Lanford, S. C.
Rev. E. C. Watson, of Laurens, per
formed the solemn ceremony in the
presence of a large circle of relatives
and friends. The marriage party con
sisted of the following: Mr. and Mrs.
John Mills, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Cox,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. DeShields and
daughter, Grace, Capt. John W. Lan
ford, Misses Minnie Lanford, Florrie
Lanford, Annie Drummond and Mary
Patterson, Messrs. Bin ford Blakety, J.
E. Cunningham and Rex Patterson,
Mr. W. B. Harmon and family, Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Cunningham, Mr. W.
D. Patterson and family. Mr. Mills is
one of Laurens' most successful and
progressive farmers and of high moral
Christian standing and has won the
hand and heart of one of Lanford's
charming and beautiful young women
and we wish for them a long, happy
and prosperous life.
E. C. WATSON.
Save Money by Buying Chamberlain's
You will pay just as much for a bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as
for any of the other cough medicines,
but you save money in buying it. The
saving is in what you get, not what you
pay. The sure-to-cure-you quality is in
every hottle of this remedy, and you
get good results when you take it.
Neglected colds often develop serious
conditions, and when you buy a cough
medicine you want to be sure you are
Trotting one that will cure your cold.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy always
cures. Price 25 and 50 cents a bottle.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
YE CtO-TIME FIDDLERS.
City Opera House Friday and Saturday
The fact that the old-time fiddling
holds a sure place in the hearts of all
classes of people has received added
proof in the success attending several
"Fiddlers' Conventions." Mr. Don
A mat i Richardson, of Charlotte, has
determined upon a new series of such
conventions, and will visit the entire
When asked as to the position of the
untrained musician Mr. Richardson
eaid: "The old-time fiddlin' is founded
on the truth of appreciation which lies
in the fac"; that it appeals to 99 people
out of 100 by its very unpretentious
ness. In other days the fiddle was the
life and joy of the whole countryside.
That player holds a place which is his
own even as the professional, trained
and cultured player of the violin does.
The boyhood days I spent in North
Carolina are as good memories to me
because of the old fiddlers with all their
musical snatches and melodies. The
man and woman who can produce music
from a fiddle?and such music it is, too
?whose heart r nters into the work and
who is unhampered by the dictates of
advanced musical learning and tech
nique has always played into the hearts
as well as the ears of all listeners. I
am going to try to bring to life again
these fiddling fingers that have laid
aside their fiddles. Their music is a
part of our happy South as much ns
the folk lore, and any and all of the
oddities of our own communities. I
.shall be present in person and shall ren
der a classical number, in order that
the audience may know and appreciate
the real difference between the two
very distinct schools of playing."
Mr. Richardson ia well known for his
art all over the country, and has long
enjoyed the reputation that allows him
kinship with the most renowned and
appreciative players everywhere. Cul
tured audiences far and near, and the
possibly captious critic, have heaped
upon him their measures of praise. In
his tours Mr. Richardson will' endeavor
to collect specimens of the olden fid
dles that are to be found among the
residents of many communities. Being
the possessor of a number of wonder
toned violins, which he employs in his
professional work, Mr. Richardson
would also add _to .these others - home
made and unpretentious, but at the
same time with that trick of structure
or form that lends qualities to the hand
and bow of any player.
Retter than anything ever seen. You
can't keep your feet still. Prices 15c,
25c, 35c. Matinee Saturday. Seats
now on sale at Laurens Drug Co.
A weak stomach means weak stom
ach nerves always. And this is also
true of the heart and kidnevs. It is a
pity that sick ones continue to drug
the stomach or stimulate the heart and
kidneys. The weak nerves, not the or
gans themselves, need this help. This
explains why Dr. Shoop's Restorative
has and is promptly helping so many
sick ones, it goes direct to the causes
of these diseases. Test this vital truth
and see. Palmetto Drug Co.
Feeding Farm Animals.
Dr. D. O. Nourse, of Clemson Col
lege, made a most remarkable address
at the recent meeting of the South
Carolina Live Stock Association at
Columbia. Among other things of in
terest to the Southern farmers Dr.
"An animal must have for its daily
use a certain amount of digestible mat
ter, but also it is desirable that it
should have certain proportions of pro
tein and carbohydrates, that they may
be thoroughly nourished and yet no less
sustained in way of undigested food
passing through them. In order to
feed our cattle of this basis we must
mix our hays and grains in right pro
"Protein-rich foods are the costly
ones and for this reason we are fortu
nate when we heed not buy them. In
this particular the South is to be con
gratulated. Cotton seed makes the
richest of all our meals, and that is,
and will be, available as a cattle food
for all time, and without cost of freight
added, as must be the case as to North
"Pea hay we note again is rich in
protein and an article much relished by
stock and easily grown in all sections,
so that as a basis for rations for cows
or steers we have these two materials
of greatest value.
"As mentioned at first we must feed
certain rations of protein and carbohy
drates if we practice economy, and
must therefore have other articles to
olfer with the cotton seed meal."
New Judges Elected.
The General Assembly, in joint ses
sion last Thursday afternoon, elected
Mr. J. W. Devore, of Edgefield, and
Mr. S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence, as
judges of the recently created Eleventh
and Twelfth Judicial Circuits. The
Eleventh Circuit is composed of the
counties of Lexington, Saluda and
Edgefield; the Twelfth Circuit of Flor
ence, Marion, Georgetown and Horry.
The new judges are both leading law
yers in their respective circuits.
^-22-^; The Dainty Dessert
PREPARED INSTANTXY. Simply add boil
ing watcr,*to?J and servo. 10c. per package at
all grocers. 7 flavors. Refuse all substitute*.
Miss Lillie Armstrong, who is teach
ing school st Eden, spent Sunday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Arm
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robertson and
Mrs. John C. Davis, of Clinton, were
in the city last Thursday to attend the
funeral of Mr. J. W. Jones.
Miss Mary Belle Babb will teach a
kindergarten in Laurens during the
months of March, April and May. She
has secured a room on the first floor of
the graded school building.
Dr. Walter Hale was in the city last
week. Dr. Hale is engaged in the
practice of osteopathy at Spartan burg
and Hendersonville and is meeting with
A Word to lovers of
Wm. H. BROWN & BRO'S.
It pleases the most fastidious.
Buy it now.
For Sale by
Dodson-Edwards Drug Co.
Laurens. S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts
Prompt attention given to all buslnc-s
If you are in need of a nice Monu
ment for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C.
The effort to live as
well, to dress as well,
to travel as much or to
spend the same as the
richest ones in their so
cial set has caused the
downfall of many.
Buy what you can
pay for. Debt means
servitude. Lay aside a
little each year and you
will see hope in the fu
ture instead of despair.
?Wm. J. Bryan.
- The ?
BANK S LAURENS
The Bank for your
i JL ?A? mA, mhm mt& H1" mAm JL
A fresh lot direct from the
manufacturers, consisting of
Hot Water Bags.
These goods arc indispensa
ble in the sick room.
Try our ECLIPSE AL
MOND CREAM for chapped
skin, lips and all inflamed
The old reliable FRANK
LIN FOUNTAIN PENS.
The Old Reliable.
tik ~il 1 'Jnl i/Li Jkl ^Am mt<? mlmrn |A. "Ai
4 41 make it a rule never to recommend
medicines until I have myself tried
them, as there are a great many in
the land that are perfect shams, but
having tried your Cure for Colds,
sore throat and other inflammatory
troubles, I have no hesitation in cor
dially recommending it to the public,
for I think it a Blessing to the peo
ple?especially the children. I have
known of its being used for PNEU
MONIA and throat troubles with marvelous effect. It is with pleasure that
I give you this testimonial. Anytime in the world that I can say a wordj*
for your Company, I will do so without hesitation or reserve.
Of North Carolina, Says About
GOWAN'S PNEUMONIA CURE
THE GREAT EXTERNAL REMEDY
For Coughs, Colds, Croup, Throat
and Chest Troubles.
For Sale by All Druggists, $1.00, 50c and 25c,
Organs that will
Last and Give
Because the inside works, which
is the life of any instrument, are
made of the best quality of reeds
11 and 13 stops. The action is con
structed in the best possible manner. The cases are made of quartered and plain oak beauti
fully finished with carving to match, and on account of buying them in car load quantities
we get them at prices that enables us to sell you the test constructed and best finished Or
gans for what you would have to pay for a cheaper quality at other places. See our line be
fore you buy.
New Postal Ruling.
New Postal Law as it Affects Newspapers.
"A reasonable time will be allowed publishers to secure renewals
of subscriptions, but unless subscriptions are expressly renewed, af
ter the term for which they arc paid, within the following periods
dailies within three months, triweeklies within six months, semi
weeklies within nine months, weeklies within one year, semimonthlies
within three months, monthlies within four months, bimonthlies with
in six months, quarterlies within six months they shall not be counted
in the legitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account
thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second class postage
rate of 1 cent a pound, but may be mailed at the transient second
class postage rate of 1 cent for each*our ounces or fraction thereof,
prepaid by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit
for subscriptions to his publication is not denied or questioned, but
his compliance or noncompliance with this regulation will be taken in
to consideration in determining whether the publication is entitled to
transmission at the second class postage rates."
Kindly turn to the address label on which is printed your name
and the date to which you have paid for the paper. If you are in
arrears please remit all arrears by April 1st at latest as on and af
ter that date we will be required under the above ruling to drop
your name from our subscription list.
We do not wish to loose a subscriber, remit now before it slips
Yours very truly,
Laurens, S. C.
flHHP Quality I
Blfc^ ^^Fn^BP^L Everybody knows what that
mm staunchest, best B
Wm built, lightest running, best
material wagon on the market. Egj
Not all dealers lileo to handle it because it costs them a Hj
little more and they have to sell it for a little more than
We Choose To Sell
The Wagon of Quality.
Wo boliovo wo know what the people of this community want.
Whilo it costs a little more than others it is worth a great deal more.
Every Mllburn Is Worth More Than It Costs.
It's worth whilo to buy right while you are at it. Get the wagon
that is not going to bother you with tiro setting, breakdowns, etc.
H We have that wagon.
COME IN AND LET CIS TALK MILE URN TO YOU
Bq " - i
I H. Douglas Gray & Co. 1
Twice a Year
This hank receives deposits by
'Hi ma>l from all sections of the count ry,
and allows 4 per cent on same, com
pounded twice a year.
Hy this method vou can deposit
and withdraw quickly, safely and
conveniently, and have the benefit of
the security afforded by the large
resources and financial strength of
Depo its are received in any
amount trom one dollar up, and may
be withdrawn whenever desired.
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