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By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON.
Authors of "The Litfhtnins Con
ductor." "Roiemary In Search
of ?>. Father." Etc
' Copyright. 1007. hy McChirc. Phll
lil>a & Co.
My dear, my dour, nfter Dai's letter,
coming, ns It hits come, In the midst of
such n conversation, I shall be n firm
believer in telepathy. This letter on its
way to us must hnvo put the thoughts
Into our minds and the words on our
tongues. It may be ttiat the ?imperor
of Llbaetla will marry; it may not, for,
my sweet, beautiful girl, it depends
"Me?" The voice did not sound to
Virginia like her own. Was she, too,
dreaming? Were they both in ndream?
"lie wishes to marry you."
All the letters dropped from Vir
ginia's lap?dropped and fluttered to the
grass slowly, like falling rose leaves.
Scarcely knowing what she did, Bhe
clasped her bauds over the young bos
om, shaken with the sudden throbbing
of her heart. Perhaps such a betrayal
of reeling by a royal maiden deco
rously sued (by proxy) for her hand
was scarcely correct, but Virginia had
no thought for rules of conduct as laid
down for her too often by her mother.
"He wishes to marry?me?" she
echoed dazedly. "Why?"
"Providence must have drawn your
inclination toward him, dearest. It is
Indeed a romance. Some day, no doubt,
it will be told to the world in history."
"But bow did h*?"? Virginia broke
oil* and began again. "Did he tell this
to Del and ask him to write you?"
"Not?not precisely that," admitted
the grand duchess, her face changing
from satisfaction to uneasiness, for
Virginia was difficult In some ways,
though adorable in others, and held
BUCll peculiar ideas about life?inherit
eil from her American grandmother
thai it was impossible to be sure how
she would receive the most ordinary
The princess' rapt expression faded
like the passing of dawn.
"Not precisely that?" she repeated.
"Well, perhaps, though It's not strict-1
ly the correct thing, you lifcd better]
lead your brother's letter for yourself."
Virginia put her hands behind her
back with a childish gesture, and n
frightened look came into the eyes]
which at most times gazed bravely up
on the world. "I?somehow I can't,"
she said, "l'lease tell me."
"To begin with, then, you kaow what
nil admiration Dal has felt for Count
"He wishes tu marry?met"
von Breitste in ever since that diplo
matic v isit I he Khaetlan chancellor
paid to Huilgnria. The fancy seemed to
be mutual; but. then, who could ever re
sist Dal if he wanted to be liked? The
chancellor has written to htm from
time to time, and Dnl has quite en
joyed the correspondence. The old
man can l>e witty.as well an cynical
If he chooses, and Dal says he tells
good stories. Now. It seems, In tho
Informal way In which such affairs are
usually put forward, that Count vx>n
Itrcitsteln has written confidentially to
Dal, as our only near male relative,
risking how your family would regard
flu alliance between Leopold and you
<>r If we hove already disposed of your
band. At last the emperor is inclined
to listen to his chancellor's advice and
many, and you, as a Protestant prin
"A Protestant princess, Indeed!"
cried Virginia, "f protest against be
ing approached by him on such terme."
Tho fare of the grand duchess was
darkened by the gloom of her thoughts.
"My daughter," Bhe exclaimed mildly,
yel despairingly, "It's not possible that
when this wonderful chance, this un
heard of chance, this chance thnt you
were praying /or, actually fulls Into
your hands you will throw It away for
for a sentimental schoolgirl scruple."
"I was not praying for It." said Vir
ginia. "I'm sure, mother, you would
have considered it most bold in mo to
pray for It. And I didn't. I was only
refusing other chances."
"Well, at all events, you have this
ono now. It is yours."
"Not In Ufa ono way 1 should have
loved to see it come. Oh, mother, why
does the emperor want to marry me?
Isn't there some other roast h lhan Just
because I'm a proper Protestant prin
"Of course," Insisted the grand duch
ess, faintly encouraged. "Dal men
tions several most excellent reasons In
hts letter, if you would only take them
"I should like (o hear them, at all
eveuts," uuswered Virginia.
"Well, yon see, the empress of Rhae
tla must be a Protestant, and there
aren't many eligible Protestant girls
who would be acceptable to the Rhae
tians?girls who would he popular with
the people. . Oh, I have finished about
that! You need not look so desperate.
Resides, Dal explains I hat Leopold Is
a young man who dominates all around
him. He wishes to fake for his hrldo
a girl who could not hy any possihillty
herself he heiress to a throne. Dal
fancies thai his desire Is to mold his
wife aud therefore to take a girl with
out too many important and Importu
nate relatives, for he Is not one who
would dream of adding to Iiis great
ness by using the wealth or position
of a woman. He has all he needs or
wants of that soil. And then, Dal re
minds me, Leopold is very partial to
England, which helped Rhaetla passive
ly In the time of her trouble eight
years ago. The fact that you have
lived hi England and had an English
education would lie favorably regard
ed both by Leopold aud his chancellor.
And, though I've never allowed you to
have a photograph taken since you
were n child (I hate seeing young girls'
faces in the newspapers and magazines; '
even though they are royal their fea- j
tares need not bo public property) and
you have lived here In such seclusion j
that you've been little seen, still the
rumor has reached Rhnetla that you
arc?good to look at. Leopold has been
heard to say that, whatever else the
future empress of Rhaetia may he, he
won't give his people an ugly woman
to reign over them. And so alto
"And so altogether, my references
being satisfactory, nl n plucb I might
do for the place," cut In Virginia, with
the hot, impatient rebellion of her
youth. "Oh, mother, you think mo
mad or a fool, 1 know, and perhaps I
am mad. yet HOI mad enough not to see
that It would be a great thing, a won
derful thing, to be asked in marriage
by the one man In my world if?ah,
that great 'If'?he had only seen and
fallen in love with me. It might have
happened, you know. As you say, I'm
not ugly, and I can be rather pleasant
if I choose?so I believe. If he had
only eoine to this land to see what 1
was like, as royal men did in the dear
old fairy stories, and then had asked
me to he his wife. why. I should have
been conceited enough to think it was
because he love I me even more thuu
because of other things. Then I should
have been happy- yes. dear, I'll con
fess it to you now almost happy
enough to die of the great joy and tri
umph of it. Rut now I'm not happy.
I will marry Leopold or I'll marry no
man, but I swear to you I won't be
married to Leopold in Count von Rrolt
stein's hateful old, cold, cut and dried
"It's the emperor's way as well as
Von Breitste! n's."
"Then for once in his big. grand, ob
stinate life he'll have to learn that
there's one Insignificant girl who won't
play Qriseldn even for the sake of be
ing his empress."
The girl proclaimed this resolve,' ris
ing to her feet, with her head high
and a look in her gray eyes which
told the grand duchess that it would he
hopeless for her fo argue down the
resolution. At first it was a proud look
ami a sad look, but suddenly a beam
of light flashed info it and began to
sparkle and twinkle. Virginia smiled
aud showed her dimples. Her color
came ami went. In a moment she was
n different girl, and her mother, be
wildered, fearful si ill, dared to hope
something from the change.
"How olid you look!" she exclaimed.
"You've thought of something, Von
are happy. You have the air of?of
having found souk? plan."
"It found me. I think," the girl an
swered, laughing, "all suddenly. Just
In a flash. That's the way it must ho
with inspirations. This Is one?I know
It. It's all In the air, floating round
me. Rut I shall grasp it soon."
She came close lo her mother, still
smiling, and knelt down in the grass at
her feet, looking up with radiance in
Luckily then* was no one save the
Dresden china lady aud the birds and
flowers (o see how a voting princess
threw hor mantle of dignity away, for
the (wo did not keep royal stale and a
royal retinue in thO quaint old house
nt Hampton Court, and (ho big elm
Which Virginia loved kindly hid the
I mother and daughter from intrusive
"You do love mo, don't you, dear
est?" cooed the princess softly ns a
"You know I do. my child, though I
don't protend to understand y<?u,"
sighed the grand duchess, Well aware
that she was about to Ik; coaxed Into
some scheme, feeling that she would
yield and praying Providence lhat the
yielding might not lend her info tribu
"Peo'Me grow dull if we understand
(Item too well." said Virginia "It's
like solving a puzzle there's no moro
fun In it when It s finished Rut you
wish me to lie happy, darling?"
"More than I wish for anything else,
excepting, of course, dear Dai's" ?
"Dal Is a man and can fake care of
himself. I must do the best I can?
poor me! And there's something I
want so much, so much it would bo
heaven on earth, all my own, if I could
win il -Leopold's lOVO, quite for my
self, as h girl, not as a 'suitable Prot
esfnnt princess.' Kor a few horrid
minutes L thought It was (OOjatO to
hope for that arid I must giro him up,
because I never could be sure if I ac
cepted him without his love and he
said it had come afterward; that it
was really, really true. Anyway, It
could never bo the same, and I was
miserable over what might huve been.
Then suddenly I saw tipw It still
might be. I almost thlnVN tuny 1k>
able to win his love If you'll promise
to help me, dear."
"Of course I will," said tho grand
duchess, cnrrled out of her pretty little
conventional self into unwonted im
pulsiveness by the warmth of kisses
soft and sweet as tho roses on Vir
"That Is, I will If I can. But I don't
at all see what I can do."
"I see. And what I want you to do
Is to please, please see with my eyes."
"They're very bright oneB," smiled
"Princess Virginia clasped the grand
duchess round the waist so tightly that
it hurt. Then she laughed, a loud, half
frightened, excited laugh. "Dearest,
something perfectly wonderful in go
ing to happen to you and me," abe said
?"the most wonderful thing that ever
has happened. We aro going to have
a?great?adventure. And what the
end of It will be?I don't know."
PREPARED INSTANTLY. Simply add bod
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allgrocara. 7flavors. RchueahambatlMEaa. .
The South Carolina dispensary litiga
tion is again at a standstill after the
hearing in Richmond last week. Judge
Pritchard modifies his recent orders in
that now the commission will be re
quired to give a bond of only $175,000
and that it may use $25,000 of the funds
for disbursements until the matter is
settled. Another hearing will be held
at a later date.
Tired nerves, with that "no ambi
tion" feeling that is commonly felt in
spring or early summer, can be easily
and quickly altered by taking what is
known to druggists everywhere as Dr.
Snoop's Restorative. One will abso
lutely note a changed feeling within 48
hours after beginning to take the Re
storative. The bowels get sluggish in
the winter time, the circulation often
slows up, the Kidneys and inactive, and
even the Heart in many cases grows
decidedly weaker. Dr. Shoop's Resto
rative is recognized everywhere a gen
uine tonic to these vital organs. It
builds up and strengthens the worn-out
weakened nerves; it sharpens the fail
ing appetite, and universally aids diges
tion. It always quickly brings renewed
strength, life, vigor and ambition. Try
it and be convinced. Sold by Palmetto
One million people witnessed the ar
rival of the U. S. battleships at San
Francisco last Thursday.
Bad Attack of Dysentery Cured.
"An honored citizen of this town was
suOering from a severe attack of dys
entery. He told a friend if be could
obtain a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy he felt
confident of being cured, he having
used this remedy in the West. He was
told that I kept it in stock and lost no
time in obtaining it, and was promptly
cured, says M. J. Leach, druggist, of
Wolcott, Vt. For sale by Laurens
Winthrop college is to have a new dor
mitory adequate for the accommodation
of 250 girls. The work is to begin soon.
flic Alost Common Cause of Suffering.
Rheumatism causes more pain and
suffering than any other disease for the
reason that it is the most common of
all ills, and it is certainly gratifying
to sufferers to know that Chamberlain'a
Pain P.alm will afford relief and make
rest and sleep possible. In many cases
the relief from pain, which is at first
temporary, has become permanent,
while in old people subject to chronic
rheumatism, often brought on by damp
ness or changes in the weather, a per
manent cure cannot be expected; the
relief from pain which this liniment af
fords is alone worth many times its
cost. 25 and 50 cent sizes for sale by
1.aureus Drug Co.
A loan of $200.000 has been made the
State of South Carolina for the purpose
of paying the running expenses of the
State until July 1 and the State pen
sions, amounting to $250,000. There is
now a balance of over $00,000 in the
treasury, but the additional loan is
necessary because of the ordinary ex
Best Healer in the World.
Rev. F. Starbird, of Fast Raymond,
Maine, says; "I have used Hucklen's
Arnica Salve for soveral years on my
old army wound and other obstinate
sores and find it the best healer in the
world. I use it too with great success
in my veterinary business." Price25c.
at I.aurens Drug Co.'s and Palmetto
Drug Co.'8 drug stores.
Miss Sallie Bragg, of Campobello,
through her attorney, I. A. Phifer, has
commenced a suit against the Charles
! ton & Western Carolina road for dam
ages in the sum of $50,000, alleging
that while she was a passenger on one
of the trains of the company between
Augusta and J.aureus she was grossly
insulted by the copduidor of the train.
Weak women should read my "Book
; No. I For Women." It was written
expressly for women who aro not we|l.
Tho Book No. I tells of Dr. Hhwp'?
I "Night Cure" and jMst how these sooth
ing, healing, antiseptic suppositories
can be successfully applied. The book
and strictly confidential medical advice
is entirely free. Write Dr. Shonp, Ra
cine, Wis. The Night Cure is sold by
; Palmetto Drug Co.
Governor Hoch, of Kansas, has ap
pointed Mrs. Levi Cooper, widow and
deputy of the late probate judge, to
succeed her husband as probate judge
of Mitchell county. Two male appli
cants for the place had each promised
to leave Mrs. Cooper in as judge pro
tern. "I got to thinking the matter
over," said Governor Hock, "and de
cided that if Mrs. Cooper was so valua
ble^in the office there was no reason
why she should not be appointed tier
self. So I have just decided to appoint
her and settle the contest that way."
There is a Pink Pain Tablet made by
Dr. Shoop that will positively stop any
pain, anywhere, in 20 minutes. Drug
gists everywhere sell them as Dr.
Snoop's Headache Tablets, but they
stop other pains as easily as headache.
Dr. Shoop's Pink Pain Tablets simply
coax blood pressure away from pain
centers?that is all. Pain comes from
blood pressure congestion. Stop that
pressure with Dr. Shoop's Headache
Tablets and pain is instantly prone. 20
Tablets 25c. Sold bv Palmetto Drug
The people of Spartanburg took in
$800 on Tag Day for the city hospital.
(load i-'or Everybody.
Mr. Norman R. Coulter, a prominent
architect in the Polbert Building, San
Francisco, says: "I fully endorse all
that has been said of Electric Hitters
as a tonic medicine. It is good for
everybody. It corrects stomach, liver
and kidney disorders in a prompt and
efficient manner ami builds up the sys
tem." Electric Bitters is the best
spring medicine ever sold over a drug
gist's counter; as a blood purifier it is
unequaled. BOc. at I.aureus Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. \s drugstores.
Congressman A. F. Lever and Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson made
speeches at Sumter last week at the
The Lucky Quarter
Is the one you pay out for a box of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They bring
you the health that's more precious
than jewels. Try them for headache,
biliousness, constipation and malaria.
If they disappoint you the price will be
cheerfully refunded at Laurons Drug
Co.'s and Palmetto Drug Co.'s drug
Bishop H. C. Potter, of the Episcopal
diocese of New York, is seriously ill.
"Health Coffeo" is really the closest
Coffee Imitation ever yet produced.
This clever Coffee Substitute was re
cently pr . ' iced by Dr. Shoop. of Ra
cine, W: i. \'ot a grain of real Coffee
in it eithe Dr. Shoop's Health Colfec
is made from pure toasted grains, with
malt, nuts, etc. Really it would fool
an expert who might drink it for Cof
fee. No 20 or M0 minutes tedious boil
ing. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. Sold by J. M. Philpot.
W. J. Bryan's famous lecture, "The
Prince of Peace," which he has deliv
ered before many churches and Y. M.
C. A. organizations, is to bo given a
world-wide circulation by means of the
For a burn or scald apply Chamber
lain's Salve. It will allay the pain al
most instantly and quickly heal the in
jured parts. For sale by Laurens Drug
Before scalding milk rinse out the pan
with cold water. This will keep the
milk from burning.
Biliousness ami Constipation.
For years I was troubled with bilious
ness and constipation, which made life
miserable for me. My appetite failed
me. I lost my usual force and vitality.
Pepsin preparations and cathartics only
made matters worse. I do not know
where I should have been today had I
not tried Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. The tablets relieve the
ill feeling at once, strengthen the di
gestive functions, purify the stomach,
liver and blood, helping the system to
do its work naturally. Mlts. Rosa
Potts, Birmingham, Ala. These tab
lets are for sale by Laurens Drug Co.
In blowing out a candle hold it aloft
I and blow upward. This will prevent
the scattering of thd grease.
For Magistrate Sullivan township.
We, friends of .lohn W. Kelloit, an
nounce him for magistrate of Sullivan
April 27, 1008 liO-.'lt.
Simpson, Cooper ?S: Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts
Prompt attention given to nil hoslne-s
WEAK, WEARY WOMEN
Learn the Cause of Daily Woes and End
When the back aches and throbs.
When housework is torture
When night brings no rest nor sleep.
Whon urinary disorders sol in
Women's lot is a weary one.
There is a way to escape these woes.
Dean's Kidney Pills cure such ills.
Have cured women here in Laurens.
This is one Laurens woman's testi
Mrs. Lucy Tucker, Mill Row, Lau
rens, S. C, says: "For several years I
suffered more or less from kidney tro\l
ble. My back ached a great deft) and I
had rheumatic twinges \\\ my sides,
Headaches often bothered me and at
times I was m? weak and run down that
I could hardly do my house work. Be
lieving that all these troubles aroSQ
from disordered kidneys and having
heard Dean's Kidney pillshigmy spoken
of for such complaints I bough) a box
at the Palmetto 1 br,ir Co. Since using
them I haye improved in every way and
I fiaye no hesitancy in saying that I be
lieve them to be the best kidney remedy
to be had."
For sale by all do&lors. Price CO
cents. Foster-Milhurn Co., Buffalo.
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Dean's, and
take no other.
This is the number of a fine bleach
ed mercerized Linen Table Cloth just
opened at $1.50 each.
Special value in Napkins and Tow
els. Hemmed and Fringed White
Counterpanes at a bargain.
W.Q. Wilson & Co.
The man who figures his paint expense, 11 <?t l>v (In lirsl cost,
but on the broad basis of cost per month or year he is Ihe man
who considers all the elements entering into the painl rpieslion he
s the man who figures on
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For Sale at Laurens, S. C, by
DODSON-EDWARDS DRUG CO.
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The prettiest and best line in
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Can be accumulated by the average
person in four or live years by the sys
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usually frittered away on flapdoodle
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Laurens, S. C.