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with Bor ni.-'l it "looks bj?l- biui for the
girl and bad for you -and folks is
"Arc you trying to tell me that my
people are evil mind Oil enough to think
that 1" - Douglas stopped. Ho could
not frame the question. "1 don't be
lieve it." lie concluded shortly.
"You'll be Ultldc to believe it if you
don't get rid of that girl."
"Do von believe It." lie turned
upon the little man at bis side. "Do
you believe it, ElversonV"
Kh erson had been so accustomed to
Strong monopolizing the conversation
that lie bail become hopelessly lost as
the discussion went on. and the sudden
appeal to him all but paralyzed his
power of speech. lie was still gur
"Jotir affair," shouted Strong, "tduTi
tluit 'itrl is catiii' tltc church's bread!"
gllng and sputtering when Strong In
"It makes no difference whether we
believe it or not. We're goln' to do
our duty by the church, and that girl
uiUHt leave or"?
"Or I must." Douglas pieced out
Strong's phrase for himself. "That
threat doesn't frighten me at all. dea
con. After what you have said I
should refuse to remain In this
church" the deacon stepped forward
eagerly "were It not that I realize
more than ever before how much you
need me. how much you Ignorant, nar
row minded creatures need to he
taught the meaning of true Christian
lty." The deacon was plainly disap
"Is it possible'.'" gasped ElVorSOU
"Well, what are you golh' to do
about it ." asked Strong when he
could trust himself to speak again,
"I Shall do what is be t for Miss po|.
ly," said the pastor quietly, but firmly.
Ho in rued uwny to show Hint the
interview was at an etui. Si ''dig f"i
lowed him. Douglas pointed to* the
gate With a moan In;; not t" be mis
taken, ??I'd fifiernoon. deacon."
Strong' hesitated. He looked til the
pastor, then at (!:?? gate, then til the
pastor njjfniui "I'll go," he shthtted.
"but it ain't the end!" Ho slammed
the gate behind him,
"Quite S". quite so." chirped Elver
son, not having the slightest Idea of
what be was saying, lie Saw tin'
frigid expression qit the pastor's face:
he coughed behind his h.n und fol
't*r\|OTV?LAS drop] d wr""*rll.\ > :i to
I \\ < ? i ,?? t i ? ben "i. lie - ill with
IHM--J e, He did i:?.; hear Poll.\ Its
sin- scurried down the path. I or arms
tilled \ ' i autumn leaves, she glanc
ed at IT i. dropped the bi'lglll colored
foliage and slipped quickly to t
nearest tree. "<>no, two, iiir.ee for
Mr. John!" she cried as she patted the
huge broVi ii (ruhk,
"Is that you, Polly?" he asked ab
"Now it's your turn to catch me."
she said, lingering near the lice. The
pastor was again lost in thought.
"Aren't you going to play any more?"
There was n shade of disappointment
In her voice. She came slowly to his
"Sit here, Polly," he answered grave
ly, pointing to a place on the, bench.
"I want to talk to you."
"Now I've done Something wrong."
she pouted. She gathered up her gar
lands and brought them to a place
near his feet. Ignoring the sent at his
side. "You might Just as well tell me
and get it over."
"You couldn't do anything wrong."
he answered, looking down at her.
"Ob, yes. I could, and I've done It.
I can see it In your face. What is It?"
"Whftt have you there?" he asked,
trying to gain time and not knowing
now to broach the subject that In Jus
tice to her must lie discussed.
"Some leaves to make garlands for
tli? 8oct?l." Poll-/ nnswered more cheer
fully. "Would you mind holding this'.'"
She gave him Oliu end of n Btrillg of
"Whore :ire ttic children?"
"You like the children very much,
don't you. Polly?" Douglas was striv
ing for a path that might load them l<>
the subject that was troubling htm.
"Oh. no. I don't like them; 1 love
them." She looked nt him with tender
"You're tho greatest baby of all." A
puzzled line came between his exes ns
he studied her more closely, "And
yot you're not such a child, are you.
Polly? You're f<ulte grown up?almost
a young lady." lie looted at her from
a strange, unwelcome point of view.
She was all of that as she sat at his
feet, yearning and slender and fair, at
the turning of her seventeenth year.
"I wonder how you would like to go
away"?her eyes met his in terror?
"away to u great school," he added
quickly, flinching from the very first
hurt that he had Inflicted, "wherethere
are n lot of other young ladies."
"Is it a pi.iee where you would be?"
she looked up nl hint anxiously. She
wondered if Iiis "show" was about to
"I'm afraid not." Douglas answered,
smiling in spite of his heavy heart.
"i wouldn't like tiny place without
you," slie said decidedly and seemed
to consider the subject dismissed.
"I'.ut if it was for your good," Doug
"It could never bo for my good to
"But just for a little while." he
pleaded. How was she ever to under
stand? How could ho lake, from her
the sense of security that he had pur
posely taught her to feel In his house?
"Not even for a moment," Polly an
swered, with n decided shake of her
"But you must get ahead In your
studies." he argued.
She looked at him anxiously. She
was beginning to he alarmed at his
"Maybe I've been playing too many
"Not periscuous, Polly, promiscuous."
"Fro-mls-cunus." she repented halt
ingly. "What does that mean/"
"Indiscriminate." He rubbed his
forehead us lie saw the puzzled look
on her face. "Mixed up." lie ex
plained, mere simply.
"Our game wasn't mixed up." She
was thinking of the one to which Hie
willow had objected. "Is it promiscu
ous to catch somebody?"
"it depends upon whom you catch."
he answered, with a dry. whimsical
"Well. I don't catch anybody hut the
children.'' She looked up at him with
serious, inquiring eyes.
"Never mind, Polly. Your u'.itnes
aren't promiscuous." She did not hear
hi in. She was searching fir her book.
"is this what you are looking for."
he asked, drawing the missing article
from his pocket.
"< >!'.!" cried Polly, wit 11 a Hush of em
bnrrnssmcnt. "Mandy lold you."
"You've been working a loiig time on
??I thoughl I might help you if I
learned everything you told nie," slie
answered timidly, "i'.ut I don'l sup
pose I could."
"1 < an never lell you how much .vou
help 111.-. Pel y."
"Do I?" .-lie eii.-d eagerly. "I can
help more If you will only I I me. I
c'rtn teach a bigger; class til Sunday
school now. I I to Hie bO( I; of (tilth
"You did?" I!.- ? re!ended lo lie as
totllshcd. lie svas anxious t<> encour
age her enthnshiPm.
"hu' hum:" she answered solemnly.
A dreamy look cn'iu? (nib her eyes.
"!?.> you reincibbei' !,hti part Ilia! you
read to me the i'.r t day I came'." He
nodded, tie was thinking how care
free Ihey Were t ll :11 da.v. IiOW ItUpOH
slblo such problems -s the present one
'would have seemed llieill "I IttioW
every hit of wluil von read by heart,
it's < ur host! Sunday school lesson."
-So st '
i "Do you tllhllt now thai it Would be
best for me to ft i av.ayV" H\iO looked
I up Into his troubled face.
"Weil see. We'll see." he MUWU'fed.
then tried 10 turn her mind toward
other things. "ConiO, now; lei's find
rmt whether you do know your Sunday
school lesson. JTow does it begin?"
Tliero was no answer. She had turned
away with trembling lips. "And Ituih
said" - He took her two small hands
and drew her faCO toward him. mean
lug to prompt her.
" 'Kntreat me not to leave thee.'"she
pleaded, Her eyes met Ids. His face
was close to hers. The small features
befoie him were quivering witli emo
tion. She was so frail, ko helpless, so
easily within his grasp, uis muscles
grew tense, and his lips Closed firmly,
lie was battling with nn Impulse to
draw her toward him and conifer' her
(n the shelter of his strong, brave
arms. "They Shan't 1" ho cried, start
ing toward her.
Polly drew hack, overawed. Her
soul bU<J heard and seen the things re
vealed to each of us only once. She
Would never again he n child.
Douglas braced himself against the
back of the bench.
"What was the rest of the lesson?"
he asked In a firm, hard voice.
"I can't say It now," Tolly mur
mured. Her face was averted; her
white lids fluttered and closed.
"Nonsense'. Of course you can.
Come, come; I'll help you." Douglas
spoke sharply. He was almost vexed
with her and with himself for the
weakness that was so near overcom
ing them. "And Itutb said, 'Entreat
me not to leave thee'"?'
?"Or to return from following after
theo'"?she was struggling to keep
back the tears "'for whither thou
goest I will v.o. und where thou lodgest
I will lodge. Thy people shall be my
people and thy (Jod my'"? She
"That's rigid; go on," said Douglas,
striving to control the unsteadiness In
Ids own voice.
" 'Where thou dies! will I die.' " Her
arms w -nt out blindly.
"Oh, you won't send me away, will
you?" she sobbed. "I don't want to
learn anything else just except - from
you." she covered her face and
slipped, a little broken heap, at ills
In an Instant the pastor's strong
arms were about her; his stalwart body
was supporting her. "You shan't go
i away. I won't let you?I won't: Do
you hear me, Polly? I won't!"
I Her breath was warm against his
' cheek. lie could feel her tears, her
Itrtns about him, as site clung to him
helplessly, sobbing and quivering in
the shelter of his strong embrace.
"You are never going to leave tao
A new purpose had come Into his
j life, the realization of a new necessity,
and he knew that the fight which be
! must henceforth make for this child
' was the same that he must make for
To he continued,
How's This J
I We offer one Hundred Dollars ilo
' ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot he cured by Hall's Catarrh
P. .1. c!i::.\":v *i CO.
We. the undersigned, have known
; I-'. .1. Cheney for the htsl l? yours, i;U(l
< believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and llnaucially
fable to carry out any obligations
1 made by his firm.
WADDINO. KINN AN & MAIITIN.
Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent tree. Price 7",
per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
TO COXFKWKKATK VKTKRAXfS
Wishing to Go to Columbia
I.aurens. S. C. July 27, 1909.
The County Pension Board held a
meeting in June, notice of which was
published in the newspapers of the
county BO that every Veteran in the
county would know of the meeting.
This notice requested any Confed
erate Veteran who wished to go to
the Confederate Infirmary at Colum
bia, South Carolina, to come before
said Hoard at said* tone, at I.aurens
Court House for examination and rec
ommendation for admission. No Vet
eran came before the Hoard at that
time, so we hoped there was none so
destitute as to want to be sent.
Since Hint time i have been In
formed I lint Ihero are some Confed
erate Veteran-: in (he county Who de
sire to go ;o :! e Home in Columbia.
This lit lb give notice to :.'l con
cerned thai iho County Pension Hoard
will !.o!.; another meeting on de drsi
Monday in September. ::' which I hue
any Confederate Vetcralj who \\l
to become till iuuuttc of the CrYnfotl-'
eru'.c Home will pb-ase rinne bo fore
I .'? e Hoard. It' any are found to come
under li.e I'o.quironp ;?.[.?? of tlio law. the
Hoard will prepare their papers and
recommend two of the most helpless
and destitute for admission to the
: I lome,
j Veterans are admitted to Mi - flome
i oa the reedtiimi lidatiou df (lie Pep ion
w. p. i <>;-"i llj
civirm: n County Pen iloii hoard.
< holerii Infant um Curotl.
I "Something like two years ;:.o niy
j baby. Which was (hen about a year
old. war. taken seriously ill With ohdl
i era Infantum, vomiting find purging
I profusely, Writes J l\ Dompsoy, ?>.
DeiiipSej.. Ma. I did what I could
to i ? hove l;< r but did no good, and
being very lunch nlanrted iiboul her
Weht for a physician but failed ii>
lind one, so came hack by Elder Pros.
& Cu'er's store and Mr. Elder recom
mended Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
ami Dlarhoea remedy. i procured a
bottle of it. went home as quickly as
possible and gave the baby a dose of
the remedy. It relieved her in fif
teen minutes and soon cured her en
tirely.", For sale by the I.aurens Drug
Miss Annie Cox of Anderson arrived
in the city Saturday and Is the guest
of Mrs. lt.. W. 'fribble.
Soldier Hulks Heath Plot.
It seemed to J. A. Stone, a civil war
veteran, of Kemp. Tex., that a plot ex
isted between a desperate lung trou
ble and the grave to cause his death
"I contracted a stubborn cold" be
writes, 'that developed a cough that
Stuck to me in spite of nil remedies,
for years. My weight ran down to
ISO pounds. Then I began to use
Dr. King's New Discovery, which re
stored my health completely. I now
weigh ITS pounds." For severe Colds,
obstinate Coughs. Hemorrhages. Asth
ma, and to prevent Pneumonia, it is
unrivalled. and $1.00 Trial
bottle free. tinteed by the I.au
rens Drug C< \he Palmetto Drug
Intense Co lick) Pains Relieved.
"For some years I suffered from
intense colicky pains which would
come on at times and from which 1
could find no relief." says I. S. Mason,
of Heaver Dam. Ky. "Chamberlain's
Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Reuir
o.dy was recommended to me by a
friend. Alter taking a few dases of
the remedy I was entirely relieved.
Tin.I was four years ago and there
lias been no return of the symptoms
since that time." This remedy is for
sale by the 1.aureus Drug Co.
Cattle. 25o and 50c. At all drug
See our line of Toilet Sets in dif
ferent designs, colors, decorations
an;! sizes at money saving prices.
S. M. & 10. 11. W likes Co.
On (he 13th day of August. 1909,
at II o'clock A. M.. at the site, the
County Hoard of Commissioners of
Lattrens County. S. C. will let con
tract to tlx lowest responsible bidder
for the erection of the Anderson Mill
Bridge on Rabim Creek near Water
loo, s. c.
At the sntlie time and place con
tract will be let for repairing tin- ap
proaches of Ivy Bluff Bridge on Reedy
Contractor will he required to enter
into written contract and give ratls
factory bond? within ten days after
award of contract. Deposit of Fifty
Dollars will be required as guarantee
of good fllltll. The rigid is reserved
to reject any or all bids.
II. it. 11 I'M BERT,
On the ITlll day of August. 1909.
at i I o'< lock A. M.. at t In- sin-, the
County Commissioners of I.aureus
County. S. C. will lot to the lowest
responsible bidder the contract lor re
building bridge on Durban Creek, at
Harks Old Mill, now .Wshitts Mill.
Contractor will be required to enter
into written contract ami give satis
factory bond within ten days alter
award of contract. Deposit of Fifty
Dollars will be required as guarantee
of good faith. The right is reserved
to |'< ject anv or all bids.
11. I!. II I'M BERT,
Delicious and Re=
Use Jello Ice
(Flavor to Suit)
Mahiiffey & Babb
!y PHONE 211 LAURENS, S. C.
Expert Watch, Clock
and Jewelry Repairing
Iii olden tii'.i.s Watch Tinkers
Iitini Uttilir'clhi Menders tinkered
I with vvitlcites, \<>wv hi tile; 20th
century, you wH?i contpieteiil
?min to repair your V\niches and
Clocks, Lit lite repair youi
I Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
I learned my trade in Ktitope, tin
country in wliieh the making of
Watches originated. 1 have had
a large experience in Ameiied.
i! was expert Clock Maker lot
Smith- Patterson Co., oi Boston,
' Mass., for twelve Months and lot
five yoartj was head watch maker
for li. Caslleburp;, of Baltimore.
I am confident that when I do
your work you will be pleased.
I am also a graduate optician
and will examine your eyes free
of charge, 1 will lit y?u with
the best lenses at very moderate
Inspect my line of Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry. You will
find here the best quality fit
the lowest pi ice.
The Jeweler and Optician
P>arksdale building Laurens, S.C.
111 buying Pianos it is well to remember that it costs
a great deal to keep Pianos on hand, also to ship and
re-ship for special sales. This necessary cost is ad
ded to the price and the purchaser pays it.
I sell Pianos direct from the factory to the pur
chaser, and there is no additional expense- to he paid*
I buy Pianos from reputable Manufacturers ami am
in a position to*save yon much money on a purchase
for I can sell at any price. If you want terms, mine
are the most liberal ? in fact I let yon make the terms,
(live me a chance to s'.iow you before you buy.
Do You Want to Save Money?
1 can help you save it. You take no risk in mak
ing the investigation before buying. You will do
yourself and family an injustice if you do not see me
I have pretty Benches, Stools and Chairs, and a
lame line of beautiful Scarfs to select from. 1 can'
tell you much about a Piano. Come to see me or
i] sold The Advertiser the Piano for their popular
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man. Laurens, S. C.
Real Estate Offerings
122 acres of land, bounded by lands
of Manscl Owings, Kvn Jackson, and
Warrior Creek. Price $20 per acre.
117 acres of land near Cray Court,
hounded by lands of K. T. Sil II. W,
10. Gray; seven room cottage, fine
barn and outbuildings and lino past
ure. Price $C0 per aero.
L' acres in town of Cray Court?
nice building site. Price $500.00.
200 acres of bind near Durbin Creek
Church, bounded by lands of \V. T.
Parks anil I.aureus White; 3 tenant
bouses, well timbered, good state of
cultivation. Price $".10.00 per acre.
37 acres land, bounded by lands of
.1. B. Wells. Thomas Hurts, and others
with five room dwelling, good out
buildings; near lOkom. Price $la per
One lot at Watts Mills, with seven
room cottage. 200 feet front and 100
feet deep, with meat market. Price
Some valuable property in town of
Clinton,- Nine business lots on Broad
street, ranging in price from $?()0 to
$1,200 per lot. Two lots fronting on
Musgrove street, $300 each, One
beautiful building lot fronting Mus
grove street, price $2.ooo. One lot
with beautiful residence fronting on
Musgrove streit, price $3,f)00. See
me early if you wish to purchase, this
is an exceptional opportunity.
IfiO acres land, one-half mile of Dial
church, with a handsome dwelling, 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come tptick if you want ibis place.
Price $.10 per acre.
.) acres of land jus}! outshio of the
corporate limits of the town of day
Court, with one linnnl house. Price
per acre, w
Two acre lot in Uta town of Cray
Court, with 7 room dwelling, nicely
located. Prh o $2,r>00.
Due lUtsinOSS lot. Oil feet front. I' 0
feet d( , ii. in town of Cray Court.
Ohe lot at WaCs Mills, 2afl feed front
out buildings. Price $ I ?000.
One lot at Watts Mills containing
One ! room cottage, willi iiatl ithd
2 porches, on (Sarllngtott uvchuo.
I pi acre.? of land bdUUdcd by
Will Martin and (hirretl lands, bcvcU
room dwelling. 2 tenant houses, good
barn and out buildings. Price
1 I1* acres bounded by lauds of Y.
0, llolltimS and Mill In il Owens, ie .'!
miles of l.aurens; 2 dwellings and
out buildings. Price $:!?". per acre
19 HC res land near Owings Station
bounded by land of John Jones and
Tom Uranilett with dwelling and out
buildings price $u5.00 per acre.
inn acres land near Lai)ford Stat
ion bounded by lands of Duff Patter
son. James PatorBon and others wii.t
dwelling and Tenant houses Pric<
$35.00 per acre.
155 acres of land, with dwelling, good
barn and out-buildings, near Owings.
Price $3,500; terms made easy.
M l acres bounded by lands of Jeff.
Davis and Herbert Martin; 3 good ten
aid homes, and good barn. Price
$.">o per acre.
L't? acres land near the incorporated
limits of the Town of Fountain Ii t
bounded by lands of Hobt. Taylor, T.
E. Nelson. Jim Adams and others;
dwellings .and out buildings. Price
$75.00 per acre.
100 acres of land, with five room
dwelling. 3-rootn tenant house. Rood
(Hit buildings, near Hickory Tavern,
Sullivan township. Price $15.00 per
f?ft acres of land in town of f..anford,
with tenant houu, at $50.00 per acre.
One lot at I.aureus- M?h. with well
and 2 brick chimneys. Price $350.
s'.t acres of bind in ore mile of the
town of Gray Court, with two dwell
ings. Price $10 per acre.
52 acres of land In town of Gray
Court, dwelling and outbuildings.
Price $50 per a< re.
318 acres of I; :;-! near Knbun Creek
church, n loom dwelling, three tounnJ
houses. Price $32.50 per aero,
uii acres of hi
ship. I minded by
lap. Itebei en ('itri
loid; '2 four roi i!
buildings, line lot
till acres in Dil
liy Luid- of Pink
ml P. C. Wallace
j. I.udy ijoll
tenant house. 1'l .ee .;..0 per ;
lOfl acri's of land in Y cm;'- township,
11 room dwelling-, two tenant house..-,
good barn. Price ?2.&>0.
M7 acres land I miles of Laurens,
bounded by lands Mrs. Purges-- .''"I;
Brown, Jpo. Madden and others 0 ten
ant houses; 7 horse farm in cultivation.
Will be cut into lots of 100 acres each
Price $20 per acre.
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.
(haiiihcrlain\ Colic, Cholera IIlid PI
iirrliocii liemcrtj Never Known
(o I ni I.
"i have used Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Kennedy since
it was inst Introduced t<? 11??- iiuhllc
in is?:.', mill have never found one
Instance where i> cure wan not speed
ily effected by its use. i have beon
a commercial iroveler for eighteen
years, and never start out Oil a trip
without this, my faithful friend," says
il. S. Ni< hols of Oakland. Ind. Ter.
For sale by the I.aurens Drug Co, j
Mr. Jordan's Moncj Talked.
Expended $8.:i5 for i.. a.- M. Paint to
tlx lip Iiis house. II for sale it will
etch H Rood price. The painters
said it was the three gallons of oil
they mixed with four gallons of L, &
M. that did the job at one third less
cost than ever before. its coloring
is bright, beautiful and lasting, u
won t have to be painted again for IS
to 16 years, because the i.. a.- M. Paint
is Metal S5lnc Oxide combined with
White Lead and wears and rovers like
Gold. Sold by:
J, H. & m. L Nash, Laurens,
J. W. Copeland CO., Clinton.