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LAURENS, S. C? MAN 2o. looo.
ITS V t'O.MPLIMKN I .
From time to time wo have noticed
ntuong some of our coniompornrles n
COl I lint that certain newspapers
Were copying their stories without
giving the proper credit to the paper
In iVhleh the article originated.
And viewed in the light of newspaper
ethics, the complaint is Justified; for
to steal a piece of news or an expres
sion is just as culpable its to steal a
( ( I or a pair of shoes. No newspa
per has the right to copy from an
other without giving proper credit
However, there is a view of this
tu itter thai is often lofl oui of consid
eration. When one paper takes an
article bodily from another it is a
Clear admission that the paper doing
the oopylna recognizes a superior
nbility on the par) of its contempora
ry; in other words, it says to itself:
"Well, that is express.'(1 hotter than
we can express it: it is written in a
Hirer style and is a more valuable
article than WO can write". This at
titude is of course, an indirect com
pliment, if a paper should copy any
thing from The Advertiser, hut of
co i so such a thing has never hap
pened and very likely never will.
this writer would he much pleased:
for, WO should take the view of it as
nhovo stated. it is wrong, true; hut
tho compllmcul counts for a great
So I* I our brother editors who ar<
di ? essed over this wholesale steal
ing on the part of other papers I?'
of good cheer. \"?ur ahility is rocog
nl d, niid that should compensate.
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Yes, dear reader, the best tune in
tie' world Is a for tune, mado tip of
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I he gi"OSS hasn't come Up over there
on he court house square yet.
Even the heavens wept at the farce
p< : >eirated by the poor, deluded Meck
lenburgers last Thursday.
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As yet we have heard no protest by
the Weary Willies'' on the ?0 per COUi
Increase duty on soap.
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"Happily the world's biggest volca
no i:> Africa remains rplicscont." says
the Posten Herald. Yesj bill just Wail
until he get:? hack home.
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II is said thai Hum Gulley, in Colle
lon county, will go prohibition hi the
August election. What's in a name?
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The joy of the day -picnics: the mis
er;, of the morning after -red bugs.
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Says the S'ewborry Observer: "A
legal gentleman made a literary ad
dress at the commencement exercises
of a country school in I.aureus county
a feW days ago on The Possibilities,
Responsibilities and Results of Life.'
11* spoke Olli) an hour."
Question for debate: "Wim: Is n le
gs! gentleman and what an Illegal g -n
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iv.it The Observer attempts to re flee I
on .Mr. Cannon's ability to treat so
large a Bttbjecl in so ?h?rt a time. Let
our contt mporary he reminded bf the
fact that a Laurena man can Ray in
an hour what it would take a N'ewber
I'.very husband will have his daj
\\ i ? ii his wile's away in the moil
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S inday v.-a? a dry day in the o
(Own! not ev.-u a coca-tola was to i
O;' cdurso "cohtmoncements" are n
held in Nowbefry- Bdltof Wallace
rigid - but in Laurens it is different.
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What will .Miss Delaware at t
"commencement"? Her N'ew Jersi
of eout .se.
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Thirteen "sweet girl gra lUal ?
from the Lnurens schools this ??? ?<
Their heauty and sweetness will de
the Ill'Omoned thirteen.
WATTS WINS NKCO.XD (JAMB.
Defeated Clinton Cotton Mills Team
Saturday Scon- .'I to 0.
in a very fast ami hotly contested
mime at Clinton Saturday afternoon
Walls defeated the Clinton Cotton
mills team by a Bcore of to o. Tins
was the SOCOltd name of the schedule,
and was well played throughout.
Prince lor Wattu pitched a pretty
game, allowing but two bit!., and
Striking out twelve in.-ii. The hitting
of (he Walls mills team was heavy,
they getttlllg fotir two-base bits and
four singles. Swygei't t"i' Watts led
Hie hitting with a single tUld a double.
while Irby, Nesbltt and Ross each took
Huns Hits F.rrors
Watts .... !! S l'
Clinton.... o 2 3
llattcrles Watts: Prince and Haw
kins. Clinton: Kiddle ami Campbell.
Umpire: Mr. Buchanan.
Stan ling of the teams:
Won Losl Percentage
Watts. 'j o loon
I .villa. ' I a00
Nowberry .. . l I .".on
Clinton. 6 - ?.
When you buy a Refrigerator you
wain one thai will consume as little
ice as possible, and thai is the kind
you will gQ| if you will see our line
of Alaskas in different sizes. Sold
S. M. & E. H. Wilkcs & Co.
Hoard at The Seashore.
On front beach, Sullivan's Island,
permanent or transient boarders ta
ken. Refers to The I.aureus Adver
tiser. Address. .Mrs. Haskell Simons,
Station 10, Sullivan's Island. S. C.
Miss Add Nash of Merlin and Miss
Fula Cheek o! Cray Court b it for a
two weeks' visit to Columbia, Kdge
Ibdd. Augusta, Greenwood and Clinton.
lie sure to let us show you our line
of Water Coolers in different sf/.es
be/ore von buy.
" s. m. al- E II. Wllkfts & Co.
NOTH'K or SALK.
Stat" of South Carolina.
Count) of I.aureus.
By vir::;- of a resolution passed by
a meeting of the stockholders of the
[.aureus furniture Factory, held at
I .aureus, s C, on the uist day of May.
l;???;?. ai which a large majority of the
stock was present and voted; | will
sell to the hlghosl bidder, at Laurons
C. II., S. C. on\l e 21th day of June.
I Shi}*, between IhoNbours of twelve and
? wo o'clock, the eiirk;e property, both
real and personal, consisting of Lands
upon which factory is built, also ma
chlm ry comploto for manufacturing,
nlso raw material for manufacturing
purposes nlso stock of manufactured
goods not Including bills receivable
due said corporal ion: provided said
price offered shall be Twenty-Five
Thousand Dollars or more, but no bill
shall l)i> accepted less than Twenty
Flve Thousand Dollars.
Terms of Sale?One half Cash, bal
ance in two equal Installments duo
Six ami Twelve months from day of
sale, with Interest at Bight per cent.
I>".- annum on deferred payments,
which payments shall be secured by
a mortgage of the property sohl.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
s. m. W1LKBS, Proa't
I.aurens Furniture Factory.
Lauretta C. ii.. s. o.
May -jr.. iooo. r.-et
Ever) Obi Thin"; Made New.
An old chair with a small can of
!.. iC- M. Home Finish Varnish Slain.
Vny old furniture with a small can
?a I.. X- M. Home Finish Varnish. A
kitchen floor, porch floor, with a
small can of the I.. & M. Home Fin
ish Floor Pnitlt. Old kitchen chairs,
benches, any old small things with
i pound or two of the 1.. & M. Home
Finish Domestic Paint. a carriage,
a bunny, with about a dollar's worth
of I. & M. Home Finish Carriage
Varnish Paint, F?rch furniture,
lawn swings, iron railings, with a
small can of I.. & M Home Finish
Knam ! Taint in all colors. An old
leaky roof made tight, With a can (
Rcllpse Roof and Bridge Faint. All
old things made new with these little
cntlS of I.. .\i M. Home Finish Faints.
Cost is trilling. He sure, to get them
from .1. 11 .vi M. L. Nash. Laurens.
TAKE IT IN TIME
)u>i a- Scores of Laurens People
Waiting doesn't pay,
if you neglec) the aching back.
t'rlnnry troubles, diabetes, surely
Dean's Kidney Pills relieve back
Cur.e, v kidney ill.
Lawns citizens endorse them,
.i. v. S'abors, 108 Sulllvnu street,
Laurons, s. C? says: "About three
mouths ago ! was suddenly attacked
by g >vere pains in the small of my
book. I .codld not sleep well and
?fielt had (to sit in a chair to obtain
i ' Olli pOSltlOn. 1 became so
!.. ?vS^vwas unable t'O have the
"could do no work what*
honeys ere sluggish and
failed to remove the Impurities from
inj system, I obtained no relief from
the various remedies I tried and when
I heard of Bonn's Kldnoy Pills, I pro
cured a supply at the Palmetto Drug
Co.. and began taking them. In three
day a I was back to work and ever
Sil ce. I have I.ll free from any sign
of kidney trouble. I consider Doan's
Klduoj Pills a most valuable remedy
for disordered kidneys."
For s i". ? by al! dealers. Price 00
F?Sl ":? Fllburn CO., Buffalo, New
York, sole agcnis for the united
Remember tHo name Doan's -and
taki no other.
Before you buy bo sure to s"o our
. ? c>:' Ice i.o .e., in different sizes.
S. M. & F.. It. Wilkcs & Co.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Cleo Walker, one of tho tele
phone operators of this City visited
her mother at Cross Hill on Sunday.
Main street has been paved from the
depot to the corner of tho square, on
the side where the livery stables are
Dr. P. C. Westmoreland of Green
ville spent Sunday In tho city with
ins daughter, Mrs. H. Parks.
State Senator Wharton, Mr, and Mrs.
w. c. Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Smith were in tho city Saturday from
As tho "mit of May, National Me
morial Day. and Incidentally a holi
day for all Government employees,
falls this year on Sunday, the rural
dolivery carriers will not \>n on duty
Monday. May 31. Instead, they will,
that Is those or I.aureus county, hold
their annual It. L. (!, association meet
ing in thi- cltj at I! o'clock Monday
Mrs. L. t\ Gooch and rhlldren have
gone to Spartauburg to spend a few
weeks with relativ, s.
Mr. T. Coke Turner left Sunday for
Greenwood, whence on Monday he
went to Columbia for a few days.
Messrs. R. a. Cooper, F. I*. M( Cow
an and a. c. Todd left for Columbia
Sunday to appear Monday in several
eases before the supreme court.
Mr. and Mrs. Pros ton It. Wllkos of
Norfolk. Va. arrived in the city Satur
day for a short visit to Mr. V.'ilkes'
Messrs. O. V.'. Bobb, W. P.. Kichey.
Jr., Tho;;. Loir. Rll.SSCl Koper and
Douglas Gray lefl Sunday for Charles
ton to participate in the regular an
nual title shoot, held under the man
agement of the state militia.
Mr. and Mrs. it. Roscnhaum of
Greenwood spent Sunday in the city
with Mrs. s. Diamond.
The seats are now being placed In
the school auditorium which will be
used for the commencement exorcises,
Miss Sue Dean spent the wt ck-end
with her parents in Greenville.
Miss Edna Sitgreaves has returned
from Lancaster where she has been
teaching in the graded school.
Miss Avio Mai,alley has gone to
Gaffnoy to attend Limestone com
Miss Mary Bell ?abb has returned
Miss Martha W?lfl of Alma Is at
tending Limestone college commence
Mr. Archie Willis of Gray Court
was the guest of G. L. Pitts Monday
and Tin sday.
Rev. ('has. F. Rankln was at Greers
last Sunday, having been invited to
p roach the commencement sormou
tor the Greers Graded schools.
Mrs. l. a. McCord has contributed
$2.00 to the monument fund.
Mr. .1 no. V. Gat'llngton of Chatta
nooga spent last Saturday in the city,
leaving on Sunday, accompanied by
. Mr. M. G. .leans, lor Columbia where
the Seminole ease is to be heard this
Mai. T. 1!. Anderson. Dr. .1. L. Fon
uell and Mr. Jno. Cunillgham of Wa
terloo were in the city on Monday.
Mr. .lack Parks visited his father
at Fountain inn Sunday, ami found
him considerably better. It is re
called that Mr. W. T. Parks suffered
a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago.
Miss Ethel Simmons of this City,
now a student at the Columbia college,
has been elected a delegate from that
school to the Southern stud nits' con
vention of the Young Women's Chris
tian association, which meets in Ashe
vlllo about .I tine i.'.th.
Mr. c. v. VTckory of New York.
while in the city was the gUCSt of Mr.
and Mrs. .1. (). C. Fleming.
On account of the special service at
the First Presbyterian church Sunday
morning the laymen's meeting at the
First Baptist was not held, hut Indefi
nitely postponed. Announcement of
the meeting will be made later.
Mrs. .1. .1. Hardy of Lnvoilla, Ca.. Is
in the city visiting he;- sister, Mrs.
Maggie Todd on Main street.
Judge R. C. Watts of Chora .v arriv
ed in the city for a short visit. Judge
Watts leaves Thursday tor court in
Mr. W. S. Simpson, son of Mr. B. F.
Simpson of Gray Court, route one. was
i in the city for a while Monday. Mr.
Simpson taught school this year at
Mr. II. S. BtackWoll was invited to
deliver an address at tue dosing exer
cises of the Cray COIirt-OwillgS insti
tute on Saturday, but was necessarily
detained in Lie city.
Mr. w. ii. pc.oie. wife ami children,
of (Tuion. are visiting the family of
Mr. T. P. Poole in Tylcrsvllle.
Miss Annie Lou Duvnll of Pofl Ridge
ipeni the week-end with Miss Grace
? t.l Fannie Poole of Tylorsvlllc.
Mrs. W. It. Rlchey, Jr.. and little
daughter, loft Monday lor a week's
visit t?> friends ia Greenville.
Mr. David Anderson. With his bride,
of Birmingham spent Saturday and
Sunday at the homo of Mr. W. L. Poyd.
Mr. Anderson Is the B?H of Mr. Ceo.
It. Anderson, a former resident of tills
Mr. W, P.. Sloan, representing Lau
rolls lodge. No. 13, lefl Monday for
the mooting of the Grand lodge.
Knights of Pythias, in Char! iStOU,
Mr. .1. Wells Todd loft Monday to
attend the commencement oxor?lses
of Davidson college whero bis son.
Mr. .1. Wells To ld. Jr., graduates, |l i.s
year! tits final exorcises will bo held
Wednesday night. Mr. Todd has not
visited Davidson in thirty-three years,
never having returned there felnt'?
graduating in 1867.
Miss Conine Marlin, formerly of
this City btll now et Sau Antone?. J'ex..
spei.t Monday ftlld Tuesday ct the
home Of Col. F. P. McGow i a.
Baby Rilcen Sedgwick, at the City Opera House This Week.
vai i>i:vil.i i: shows this wkek.
Kxecllenl Compan} Novt r'illhijr Week
Beginning on Monday night, tho
management of the opera house, sub
let to Mr. Trent of Columbia, put on
a high class vaudeville show which
will continue throughout the week.
gi\ing just one performance each
night at S:30 and lasting until 1"
o'clock. This company is composed
of the "Five Sedgwicks," all on,' fam
ily, and la un itiestionably the best
vaudeville company that has ever vis
ited Laurens. Each nn mber of the
company is a star, and little Bab)
Eileen is unexcelled by any performer
of lief age over seen here; she is an
excellent singer and a line dancer. At
the show or. Monday nlghl she com
pletely captivated the large audience,
in a performance that was well worth
a much higher admission.
Totiight t':.- company will give a
show for- I'.'.e benefit of the local camp
of Hod Men; this should lie well pat
ronized. Or; Saturday afternoon at
the matinee Baby Eileen will hold a
reception on the stage, at the conclu
sion of the performance, and uive to
ill the little hoys and girls n photo
graph of hers -it'.
Two reels of moving pictures are
I d.own at each performance, which to
gether with the sevornl one net pieces
make r.n attractive program.
The schedule lor the week including
tonight's show Is as follows:
Wednesday?(11 "My Wife's Out"
12 ?" Policeman and the Chinese Olrl."
(3) Baby Eileen in Song. Buck and
Win-; Dance, ill Booker Washington
Thursday ill ?"The White Sqttaw".
"doing to the Bail;" (3) Baby
?Sileen in Song, Buck and Wing Dance.
?I? "Mistakes of a .Icalous Husband."
Friday in "Jerry, the Booby Boy-',
.j* "The Dutchman's Troubles." (31
inby Eileen. i!i "The Scared Xigger."
Saturday Matinee, i o'clock?(I)
The Dutchman's Troubles." <2) Baby
Sliced. (3) "The House Full of Lun*
Saturday Nig'nt ? Same program as
Mr. J. l?ee Lnngston spent last Wed
nesday nnd Thursday In Spnrtanburg
with his son. Master Geo. w. Langs
ton. w ho has been under the treatment
of an eye specialist for several weeks,
the little fellow having had to under
go a second operation Wednesday.
Mr. i D. Mahafrey, member of the
senior class at Wofford college, was
in tlie city .Monday afternoon on his
way over to Clinton, his home, to
spend a few days, having completed
his examinations Tor the session which
closes next week.
Miss \an Barnett. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, i>. E. Bnrnctt of Laurens,
who recently gave up her position in
the Wllliston graded school, because
of ill health, is now under treatment
in one of the Augusta hospitals. Miss
Barnett's mother nnd sister. Miss Bes
sie Barnett. went to Augusta Saturday
to visit her.
Palmetto lodga No. ID A. P. M.. will
hold a regular communication Friday
night of this week and will confer M.
Miss JoSle Sullivan has gone to Dav
idson college to attend commence
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. ;
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Mrs. u. Fleming Jones was hostess
to the ladies of the Fortnightly Social
club at her hospitable home on
Miss Laufs Barksdale was the
charming hostess Saturday afternoon
.1 her lovely home on Wist Main
street to the tonchors of the cits
Miss Rosalie Franks comnllmnntod
her friend, Miss loiiza Sullivan, the
bride to-be of this week, with a linen
shower on Tuesday afternoon. Many
beautiful and handsome presents wore
glvt u Miss Sullivan, who is quite |">p
lllnr 111 the large circle Of friends and
Announcement Is madf of the ap
proaching marriage on Thursday of
thlri Week, May L'Tt':. Of Miss Eiiza
Thompson Sullivan to Mr. Mark
Weaver Heliums, ni Iho home of Dr.
ami Mrs, Clifton Jones, on South Har
per stl'eet, The ceremony is to he
at high noon, performed by tho Rev,
Chos. v. Rnnkfn. No cards were is
su d and only the Imiuedinto family
will be present.
See the bargains thai we have in
solid oak, beautifully finished Bed
Room Suits In different designs ami
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S. M, A R. II. Wilkcs & Co.
HERE IS RELIEF FOR WOMEN.
ir you h.tvo pain* la tho bock* Urinary??laddor
or Kuliiey trouble And waul a curium, pleasant
horb rdu'f from Women's Ilia, try Mother Oray's
??AU8TllAI.IAN-I.KAF." it I? si aafo. rotlablo
regulator, nnd relieves :*11 Poraalo woAknca?
Including inrUinm ition ftTnl DlceratloAS. Molhxr
Gray'? Auatrallan-I^nf 1? -?>i<tiiy Drnggltta ot
Bent l>y niml fur (0 cts. Sample SODI rllKB.
AdilruBtj, TbO MptU'.rOruy Co., Lo Hoy, N.V.
$ OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. ?
Kor Nah Twow&ood milch cows,
fresh in milk; wlUtaell on reasonable
terms. Joseph Jerry, Doyd's Gross
Warning I forbid uuder penalty
of the law any parson piling or har
boring Amy Sexton ami Cora Sexton,
as they are tinder contract with me
for this year. ,1. L Malyaffey. it
Wanted Cattle to pasture al 50 < ts.
per month. Pine Bermuda grass. R.
L. Young, Lisbon, s. c. l2-2t
! New Homes for Real $10.00 per
Month Throe new five nponi cottages,
just built: city water furnished free
in each bouso; nice, large rooms; I
lire places in each. These cottages
are handy to public square, churches
and new graded school building. I
also have on same lot, four rooms In
the Poster Simpson residence for rent,
adjoining the Red iron Racket. Call
and see. I,. B. Burns, at Red Iron
Racket. Will rent or Bell. 12-tf
Reward Five Hundred Dollars Ho
ward Is offend by the citizens of Cray
Court for the arrest anVi CQjrviCtlon of
the person who set flrOMu the stores
Of Willi;; AL- Curry. C. K. Moore, and
R. L. Cray, en the night of May 1 Uh.
1909. .1. N. Leak, Intendant. 42-tfI
Corn .Mill The Eureka Foundry and
Supply Co. has Installed an up-to
date grist mill and isr-?4UMidy to serve
Die public. Bring us all your grind,
big; give us a trial. Eureka Foun
dry &. Supply Co., Laurens, s c. 38tf
J_U. . 1 '.
NOTICE 01' ELECTION. <
State of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by more ;
than one-third of the quali<lcd elect
ors and' move than one-third of the
free holders residing in School i >is- '
trie! No. i. Sulllvans Township, Lau
rons County. S. ('.. asking lor an elec
tion upon tin- question of levying a
four (ii mill lax upon property in
said School District (o he used for
school purposes have been (lied with
the County Iponrd of Education, an1
election hi hereby ordered up< n said
question, ssjit election to be held on
the iL'th dnySaf June, 1909, nt Rabun
School House, under the management
of the trustees of said district.
Only sieh electors as return real
or personal property for taxation, and
who exhibit their ia\ receipts and
registration certificates, as required
in general election. s:iall h- allowed
ThOSO favoring the tax Shall vote a
ballot containing the word "Yes' writ
ten or printed thereon: those against
the tax shall VOlO a hallot contain
ing the word "No" written or printed
Polls Shall open at the hour of V
O'clock in the forenoon and remain
opon until the hour of i in M.e nftor
noon when llhey shall be closed and
Ilm ballots counted.
Tin? Trustees shall report the result
of said election to the Conn;;. Auditor
within tt n days ther< after.
GBO. I.. PITTS,
Co. Supt. Ed.
now playing; to
and giving univer
Positively the best
presented in the
A special feature of this
talented family troupe is to
give a first class, clean, free
from anything that even
You should not miss see
ing and hearing the "Baby
Matinee Saturday After
noon at 4 O'Clock.
A the children should attend
Baby's Reception who will
be invited to the stage and
presented with a beautiful
photo of this bewitching lit
Don't forget that this cele
brated family will give a
full week's engagement at
the Opera House.
The County Commissioners of Lau
reilS County. S. C. will receive propo
sals, to be tiled with the County Super
visor, until June 12, 1909, IU o'clock,
in., for building a dining room ami
kitchen at the county jail. Contract
to ho awarded to tilO lowest responsi
ble bidder. The right is reserved to
reject any or all bids.
II. B. HUMBERT.
HRIIHIE TO LET.
The County Commissioners of the
counties of Laurens and Spartanburg,
.s. C. will on .tune 10th, 1909, at tl
o'clock, a. m.. at Enorea, s. C, let to
the lowest responsible bidder the con
tract for building a bridge known a.
linorec Bridge, over Enoree River.
All hids to ho presented in the form
and manner required by said com
missioners and each bid to be accom
panied by cert died check for $200.00
as guarantee that bidder will (lose
written contract and give satisfactory
bond in one half the contract price
Within ten days from notice of award
i he right is reserved to reject any or
?1. II. HUMBERT,
For Good TH'mgs to
Come to sec US!
Com Flakes, Quaker Oats,
Shredded Whole Wheat, Crape
Nuts, Post Toastios, Cooked
Whole Wheat, Cream of Wheat
FINK CANNED GOODS
Early June Peas, Sweet Corn,
California Peaches, Apricots,
White Cherries. See us for
Picklni and Salad Dressings of
all kinds, also Ntnrnschinoos
Cherrios, OllVOfl and Sauces.
FRESH VEQETALLES ar
riving; almost every day.
TRY OURTBAS and you will
have no moro Ton Trouble. The
froshl St stock, the lowest pH?
COS, the best attention at
J. W. Payne
The Casli (Jroccr
N <t I)) ?r to Pal n ?tto B ink,