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FROM DENVER TO THE PACIFIC.
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and opposed the resolution on the
grounds that it was only a dosert, bet
ter leave it to the uncivilized. Time
has proved the superiority of Brig
ham Voting's judgment. Young be
lieve.l that his band was guided and
defended along the way from the
India ; and had been led, like the
Children or Israel, to their new home.
Those who view today the fertile
Salt Lake Valley ran have no concep
tion ('l* the scone of desolation spread
around this little band of pioneers.
Clreat, Kray range of mountains, their
tops hero and there among the clouds
hemmed in the sage covored. dry.
alkali plain. Silence, solitude
and death were every where. Is
it nil) wonder that the little company
huddled close about their great leader
and listened with anxious, upturned
and appealing faces, while ho fervent
ly called upon Ood to hold them yet
"fn the hollow of Ills hand?"
But Space will not permit the writ
ing : ? re of history. Read the story
for > lurself. It Is one Of intense In
terest. The Mormons believe all that
you and I do and In addition they
believe that the rook of Mormon
was likewise inspired. Their
practice of polygamy was sanctioned
by tt.? custom In Old Testament times,
but cU religion must be progressive
and the details chanced as the Intel
ligence of the race increases. The
Psalmist speaks of the " four corners
Of the earth"" and doubtless he believ
ed with the men of his time, that the
ear; l was square. You and 1 do not
have to believe 6r subscribe to the
flat theory. Why? The creator has
left n any things for us to find out for
ourselves, while revealing all that Is
necessary to know.
?"i he way raring man. though n
fool, leod not err therein," while
tho.'O who wall for all details to be
mapped out Will lie ill the same fix
as the rich man who overlooked and
neglected his neighbor. Lazarus. "No
sign t .sail be given." The Mormons
bei love In Ood. They believe In the
Lord Jesus Christ, Tiny hol love in
lovo as the fulfilling of the Law.
They believe in work, as the secret
Ol i. ..less and in sill this we are
together. I have to balk nt tho Angel
M<?:< i. plural wives and a few other
thli hol so Important. They i?e
lleve in temperance und compulsory
eduction and to these I say. Amen:
The Ity of Salt Lake has si popula
tion >f one hundred thousand, 21
grath ! schools, in Which 6S per cent
are < hildren of Mormon parents, but
all < oniors are admitted. All other ,
religious beliefs are tolerated and
exist here, ::i denominations owning
Churches. Some of those buildings
are tia good as you will lind in con
gregations of like size anywhere.
The central at ta ret ion is Temple
Square. This ten-acre plot is enclos
ed by a high wall in the centre of
the present city. Inside it are the
Tern,''", the Assembly Hall, the
Tabernacle, Administration Building
and m is. wish i could dcscrlb all
of these. The Temple wns forty years
In building as tho lack of other trans
portation facilities necessitated the
hauling of the granite blocks from a
quarry 20 miles distant by ox team.
It took three days to make the round
trip with one block. It is <t noble
building Of great height. Walls six
teen feel thick at their base and six
feet thick at tho Upper parapet.
Strangers are not permitted to enter
because preparation in the little Chap
el or Prayer House adjacent, must be
made by all believers before entering
the Temple. The Assembly Hall or
audit' inni is a wonderful structure.
As a sound box ?'herein 8,000 people
con ! ear a pin dropped on the
floor; it Is unique. It Is. however,
of frail construction and will not en
dure like the Temple. The roof of
this enormous structure is of wood
put t< gethnr with wooden pins, for
iron ? Its COUld not be had. In shape
It is ? perfect turtle block and at
present Is covered with metal which
replaced the original shingles, To
havj d-'-igned it is monument enough
for i r.y architect, in it Iii local I the
great organ. Every day at 12 noon.
all Visitors enjoy, free of charge a
recital upon it. This enormous Instru
ment comprises flVft Complet? OlgftfJH
and there 1? no color, shade 01 I rd
of tone that cannot bo produced upon
ft. II was built .".<? year- wgO by li'tah
artisans. The veteran builder, .Joseph
11. Ridges, b'-ing still s ?< ddem of
Sal! l.ak". We iieafd Annie Laurp
by :i local performer thai wai bwmm
bey?.,ii l dlserlptlon. The aii sei fined
to be carried by a quartet of I fl
VOlCeS located beneath ? 14 orgi
while the full orchestral
merit was nearer or ftiOre dlstfO?l
Another notable building of the Cfty
is the county court house, built of
^ray sandstone, walnscoated *
t>nyx and costing about oifs i:nlliOn
dollars. It stands In the '-!?? ?
an ample square with appToj?i
surroundings and is used by the ?ltX
ntid county officials, as well n> by
the executive n'Hcers of the ri'>''
Utah has no State capital building ??
present and will not have one until
they can afford a superior to the
present one. That's somo time off.
The Great Salt Lake 1? 1"? miles
(list,tut from the present city. This
Dead Sea of America Is about seven
times that of Palestine and carries
about the same per cent of salt?20
per cent, which n ans that if live
buckets of the wate were exposed to
the sun in shallow pans one bucket of
pure salt would be left. It Is a beau
tiful sheet of grass-green water, clear
and cool and while numerous fresh
water rivers empty into it now no one
has c ver found tiny outlet. The per
cent of saltiness Varies very little,
nor is the lake permanently altered
in si/.e. Its shore lines id times con
tract hut from some unknown cause
again enlarges and marks on the
mountain sides that gurdlc it-show no
material change. Salt Aid Beach is
reached by steam cats every half hour
and is a bathing resort with no equal.
The Shore line of the lake is of
shelving, soft sands Nothing but lend
can sink in these heavy waters and
without effort the bather floats at will
upon them. There is an island in
the lake that has upon it mountains
and cattle ranges and a herd of buf
falo. Ybll seem to be rigid at it. but
there are 18 miles of water to cross
before reaching this one. On smaller
islands breed droves of seagulls. No |
animal life except a small shrimp lives
in these waters. I'tah is a land of I
freaks of nature. In the middle of
the day the sun shines about lot, de
grees, but you can lie on your back
In the wat trs of this lalce. tempera
ture about .".') degrees, and look out i
upon the peaks of the Wasatoh Range,
just back of the city, with their cov
ering of eternal snow. Mountains are
so numerous out In this part of the
world that they have to be spoken of
Myriad of peaks, higher than our
Mt. Mitchel. not only pass ununotlced.
bet go unnamed, except for their
group lipon the whole, the lands of
the Mormon were a bit disappointing
to me. That they have builded a
modern city in a desert. Is true hut
tile \.;;nt o I water tunkOS a flllSt bath
of any spul not Irrigated. The aver
age appearance of their city is about
like Lattrens towards the in.l of a
three weeks August drougth. The mil
lionaire whose fin tune bus been made
out of silver, copper or gold mines .
can buy plenty of water and his flow- ?
eis are blooming and ids lawns are
great), while his pom- n Ighbor. living
close beside him has no flowers and
his grass is dead. These people are ;
used to it and seem content, but give,
mo the land where the gifts of nature
are free to all and running streams,
the tiees. birds and shades, proclaim
Cod's love to his creature man. The !
population of Utah is only yet about 1
270,000, or one-fourth that of South
Carolina, but the people are kind and
welcome signs greet you at every i
turn. We saw the homes of Brlgham j
Young. Maud Adams. Senators and
millionaires, the state University, Fort
Douglas and everything else from the
decks of a "Sight-seeing" trolley?
that great American institution enabl
ing i poor man to quickly size up new
scenes and places.
Sunday. July 11th.
Our First View of the Pacific*
Leaving Salt Lake City Saturday
afternoon at 6:15. we crossed the des
ert country between it ami Sun Ber
nardino, which is the gateway to
Southern California. by Sunday night.
There is little to note of Western
Utah, a strip of Nevada and Lower
California, except that it is a
desert of the worst variety. The em- j
ployees of the It. R, Co. make up the i
population of most of the stops. The
landscape ia a dry. barren, rocky
mesas given over to jack rabbits and |
sage. At one point.Las Vegas, Nev.,
reached by in early Sund ty morning.
the village Improvement society, with j
the women and pretty, bronzed girls
were out to distribute souvenirs and
exhibit excellent fruits. Knglish wal
DtltM. Alfalfa and other products pro
duced by Irrigation, but to look at
these with a burning, blistering sun
bearing down on you at a temperature
of anywhere from 100 to HO degrees
wa* not conducive to favorable Im?
urhHFiou*. When the sun sets, the
awful heal is gone and till xay the
n a? eara
iMf t> %t.i and owit,* u, the crowded
- U ? lion* from ftfesenc? of $Q tunny
special train* from everywhere i^-ar
t.y, K\k? our train ?*??%% run out on an
elUnlrUs line 15 miles from the dfty
a letsldft resort known a? Venice,
attii here we have every convenience
with hu excellent ?tolle-/ nehcdbia In
Jtf/d OtJi of the C\if, We ar* right
on tbs ?hOf#fl of the Pacific. There
If 10 mpCh f>1 Interest In and around
>sr% Antf?d<rx to wrPe of that I will
bgVI to Collect data from this on and
FOR BOWEL COMPLAINTS.
Kexall Orderlies are exceedingly pleas
ant to take, and are ideal for adult or child.
They act directly on the nerves and muscles
of the bowels. They do not purge or cause
any annoyance whatever. We will refund
the money paid us for them if they do not
thoroughly relieve chronic or habitual con
stipation. Two size.*, toe. ane 25c.
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
write out my notes when we get back
We have crossed the continent in
safety, for which we are alt thankful.
This climate is like Hendersonville.
Venice, Cal., July 12. 1909.
Catarrh Ca II no I He Cured
with local applications, as tliey enn
not reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a blood or constitutional
disease, and in order to cure it you
must take internal romedles. Hall's
Catarrh Cure la taken Intorually, and
acts directly on the blood und mucous
surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is not
a quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country for years and Is a regular
prescription. It Is composed of the
best tonics known, combined with the
best blood purifiers, acting diroetly on
the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two Ingredients
is what produces such wonderful re
sults In curing catarrh. Send for
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Props..
Sold by druggists, price 75c.
Tike Hall's Family Fills for consti
Krror in Statement.
In the account last week of the ap
proaching sale of rhe I.anford oil mill,
bankrupt, it was stated that the capi
tal stock was $135,000 and that Mr
.1. 1'. Cray hail bought up shares to the
amount of $70.000. These figures
should have been J13,500 and $7.000
Brave Tire Lud dies
often receive severe burns putting
out (ires, then use ?ucklen's Arnica
Salve and forget them. It soon drives
out pain. For burns, scalds, wounds,
cuts and bruises it is earth's greatest
healer. Quickly cures skin erup
tions, obi sores, boils, ulcers, felons;
best pile cure made Relief is in
st.int. j.'.c ai Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co. i
Friends, brothers and sisters of the
Sottvh Carolina Press, keep your eyes
on Archie Willis. And at the saute
time you might as well ti\ your hearts
upon him. for you will certainly have
to do it in the lon? run. Archie Wil
lis is the youthful and earnest editor
of the Woodruff Xews and Herald". He
is a high-stand graduate of W?ff?rd
college. His soul'shines through his
speech. He is the newest nivd young -
est editor in South Carolina. We
speak for the whole South OTarolina
press when we say to Archie. Willis:
A vous tout a mon coeur! ? 15'dgefleid
The- Wo tun irV Home.
The I.. & M. Paint decorates more
than two million American liom-'s.
Its beautiful finish and lasting fresh
ness distinguishes a resldonee pn-lnted
with it from all others. It's Metal
Zinc Oxide combined with White Lead
which makes it wear and cover like
gold. Every ? gallons of the r... & M.
Paint when mixed with :'. gallons of
Linseed Oil at ?">."? cents per gallon
makes 7 gallons ready for use. Act
ual cost about $1.2u per gallon.
Sold by J. H. & M. I.. Nash. Lnunuvs;
I. W. Copeland CO., Clinton.
Prof. c. FJ. Martin of Greenville was
in the city Sunday, spending the day
with his brother, Mr. B. W. Martin.
Prof. Martin Is travelling over the
state In the interest of Ftrrnian uni
Co-Fly keeps (lies off Homes and
Cattle. 25c and BOC. At nil drug
The excursion to Charleston by Mr.
W. If, Ollkerson last Wednesday
parried about ?'>">U people. It was a
<UCcee8 and we have heard many
remarks as to its management. Mr.
Ollkerson Im a good excursion man
Hger and handler. The large crowd
reported a fine time.
Twenty*Five Cents is Ihr Price of
The terrible Itching and smarting,
In*lldeiil to certain skin diseases, is
dlmosl Instantly allayed by applying
Chamberlain's Salvo, Price ?>:. cents.
For bale by Lau renn Diu? Co.
Wanted for Seduction.
On Wednesday of last week, the
leputy sheriff from Shelby, N. <'..
1 ? to Laurens and took in etislo
ly .fulfils White, ivantod at that place
on Hie charge of seduction. White
a white laborer on the
k /.'ii'/.h of the Laurens mill
tension, ami was arrested by Sheriff
OwIhgH on notification by the North
olinfl authorities. I? is understood
blM home i 1 Rock Hill, und that
ths crime tor which he is held was
committed several months ago.
The /real mortality from dysentery
and diarrhoea Ik ?lue to a lack of
propei treatment at the fir si stages
of 11 <? disease. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera atei Diarrhoea Remedy is a
reliable and effectual medicine, and
when Klven hi reasonable time will
proven! any dangerous consequences.
If hau been In use for many years
and ban always met with unvarying
RUCCeaS. For sale by Laurens Drug
See our line of Mattings. Consisting
of a beautiful linn in different dc
slgn and colors.
8. M. & E. H. Wilkau & Co.
Now is your chance to get
at greatly reduced prices, all
clean, good stock.
Hot Water Bags.
These are sick room
necessities and each
household should have
Now is your chance
to get a good one
See pur line of Brush
es. Combs and Toilet
The Old Reliable.
WILMINGTON, N. C AND RETURN'
COLUMBIA- NEWBERRY AND LAU'
Ten day excursion tickets
on sale each Thursday, May 27th
to August r - .tit, 1909. All tick
ets limited to reach original start
ing point returning ten clays in
addition date of sale.
Alt excellent opportunity
to visit popular Wrigtitsvttfe
Beach,. X. C., at a small cost.
For information call on
ticket agent, or write,
W. J. CRAIG,
tf Passenger Traffic Manager.
Schools of Arts, Science, Educa
tion, Law, Engineering and
Ten different courses leading]
to the degrees of A. B. and B. S.
College feel, room and light,!
$66.00. Hoard $1 2.00, per month.
Tuition remitted in special cases.
Forty-two scholarships each
worth $100 in cash and free tui
tion. For catalogue address,
S. C. MITCHELL, President
Columbia, S. C.
A Christian Home School.
A High Standard College.
A. Tuition, Board, Room and Fees
H. All Included In proposition fA]
and Tuition in Music, Art or Ex
pression $20:i to $213.
S, C. OYRD, D. D. President
Postum, Post toasties
Grape ntits, Oat flakes
in air tight tin can,
Figs, Seedless Raisins,
and cleanen Currants,
California Lemon cling
and yellow free stone
peaches, Canned Teas,
Fresh and domestic
Sardines, Cheese, Bulk
and Bottled Pickles
Snow Flake and Pack
age Crackers, Fresh
Vegetables from the
Coast and all the sea
sonable dainties, qual- ^
itv and prices right. ?|?
KENNEDY BROS. I
Laurens, S. C.
to get Insured because you never
have had a tire. fbur turn may
be coming and mighty soon at
and make yourself safe no mat
ter what happens. Have US issue
you a policy, and even if you don't
bum out the freedom from worry,
no uninsured man can enjoy, will
he ?orth the cost of the insur
?4" Law IVange
Laurens, S. C.
Expert Watch, Clock
and Jewelry Repairing
In olden times Watch Tinkers
and Umbrella Menders tinkered
with watches. Now, in the 2oth
century, you want competent
men to repair your Watches and
Clocks. Let me repair your
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
I learned my trade Europe, the
country in which the making of
Watches originated. I have had
a large experience in America.
I was expert Clock Maker for
Smith- Patterson Co., of Boston,
Mass., for twelve months and for
live years was head watch maker
for H. Castleburg, of Baltimore.
I am confident that when I do
your work you will be pleased.
I am also a graduate optican
and will examine your eyes free
of charge. I will tit you witu
the best lenses at very moderate
Inspect my line of Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry. You will
find here the best quality at
! the lowest price.
The Jeweler and Optician
! Barksdale building Laurens, S.C.
For Sunburn, Tan and !
A Greaseless Anticeptic
I (iives to the skin that
smooth and velvety appear- I
j ance, so necessary to a beau- j
tiful complexion. Price 25c
A Word to the Parents of Laurens County
T>o you desire a liberal education for your boy? If so can you sond him. to. :*
better place than KUSKINK COLLEGE, Due West, S. C. ? You. know the.
good reputation of Due West. ERSKINE COLLEGE has. been a neighbor to
you for more than 70 years. It offers the opportunity for liberal culture ;vt a
reasonable cost. Free tuition in Wylie Home for girls, for. illustrated catalogue,
J. S. MOFFATT. Duo Wotvt. C.
?5 Misses Drop Stitch f
j HOSIERY f.
* The 15c quality this week ?
* at 10c a pair, colors Pink Blue *
? and White. jjjj
Many have taken advan= Ji
ij tage in the reduction of summer Ji
?5 goods The cut prices will con= &
?5 tinue during; this week an oppor= &
?fc tunity to secure a nice dress at j?
* a small cost at, *
|W. G. WILSON & COMPANY |
^ Laurens, S. C: mf
Littleton Female College
One of the most successful and best equipped hoarding schools in the
South with hot water heat, electric lights and other improvements.
'Jsth annual session will begin ?ept. 16, 1909. For catalogue address
J. M. RHODES, President. Littleton, N. C.