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LAURENS, S. C? AUGUST 25. 190?.
Till) COUNTRY IIOltSK.
Some time ngo the farmers' union
of Ricblnud county mot nnd passed a
resolution, so we are Informed, to the
effect thai I hey did not wish to Im
prove the country roads because the
ntltomobilists would derive the bone
tits therefrom. it Is said that they
don't want automobiles running
through the country because they
frighten their horses and mules.
With due respect to the feelings of
these men find nil Others similarly
disposed, II must be said that while
in sonn? particular Instances their ob
jections are ju>t. in the main they are
Years ago when tin- railroad trains
lirst ran through this and other CO till
ll'lc.l, the sain" objections were raised
they frightened the horse ami should
no; be allowed. Steam plows, road
machines and bicycles Wero all under
the bun. I'd the country horse soon
bocaiue neon tomed to these devilish
looking machines ami |Hissed them by
Without trouble. Now it b tiie auto
W" nre fully nwnre of the fact thni
some iiutomobllists deserve punlsh
in n? for the reckless, ruthless man
ner of their driving and the lack of
consideration displayed toward the
oth-r travelers mi the public high
ways: they whirl pusl them without a
thought of their safety, ami regardless
of the wild and unmanageable animal
I hoy may be driving. Hut on the
other hand, there are jus! about as
many travelers who mistreat the ntlto
mobilists; they will Stick to the mid
dle of the rond. refuse to let a machine
pass them when possibly an incline
is ahead and the automobile must get
up some speed to make it. There is
fault on both sides. The solution of
all this trouble is for both to exercise
a neighborly consideration for each
Hut about the country horse. Of
course they are frightened at these
noisy buggies, without horses, with
"110 ptlllee, no pushee, but run like
hOllee." They were thrown into spasms
the same way by railroad engines and
bicycles, but they got used to them.
They will get accustomed to the auto
mobile. Tiie onward march of pro- j
gross cannot be stayed by the fact that
at first a few horses are scared. They
tell us that right up here in the moun
tains of North Carolina, some of those
people when they lirst saw an automo
bile were scared speechless; some ran
for miles and miles and then stopped
Ohl.V because they could run HO fur
ther. Those people don't run from
automobiles now. We Cllll get accus
tomed to anything and so can horses
And the fai t is that th?\v do. There
are thousands of horses in this county
rlglii now that will pass one of these
machines without noticing it when
two pr Hi reo years ago they cut up
And shall we refuse the Improve
ment of our roads because a few of
our horses are for a tithe frightened
at automobiles? That's the dog in
the monger trick: it's cutting off the
nose to spite tin- face. The principle
won't work. The nil)OUloblllsts are
Interested in good roads: they nre
making a great effort to improve the
VOnds nil over the slate; they need the
(fi-operntloil of the tanners not their
And the above leads us to say that
!. seventy-live cases out of every hun
dred it is lh" man who is atraid and
not the hoi:" not afraid of the auto
mobile but air.iid that his horse will
he afraid. A horse is a remarkable
; Imal, understood by but few people.
A ' in hand on the reins back of him.
a 1 in word spoken by the driver can
keen fhft wildest horse on the ground
ai in I he road. If lh" horse bus
CO I fid OIICO of bis driver there is little
tr- 'hie abend Hut when a man sees
nil automobile, grabs up the lines in
;i terrified manner, begins nervously
sa> ing "whoa. whoa, whoti there" of
rse the horses get frightened. If
re people knew bow lo drive there
would be less trouble on the hi)bill
Let there be no senseless opposition
and strife In this county; we nre all
working for the same end. and it be
bjoves us io work in harraonv.
THANKS, HR. GONZALES.
T ie work of raising the money for
the women's monument in Columbia
Is about completed. Sunday's State
reported $10.000 already In hand, and
by Monday $170 additional bad been
subscribed. It Is recalled that tbo
general assembly appropriated $7.300
for this monument provided $7.r?00 be
raised by popular subscription. Ed
itor William B. Gonzales of The State
was appointed chairman of the com
mittee to raise this amount. The
amount, and more has been raised;
we haven't heard from any other mem
bers of that committee but we have
certainly heard from Mr. Con/ales and
The State. Day alter day. the ap
peals were made; hundreds of dollars
WO**th of space was given to the cause,
and his efforts are crowned with suc
I'ho state of South Carolina is un
der everlasting obligation to Mr. Gon
/ales for this work. It was in a most
laudable cause, and the energy and
thought put into the work were worthy
the name. for the powerful influence
of The State, for the untiring efforts
of Mr. (Ion/ales. South Carolina is ?lue
them a vote of sincere thanks and
appreciation. Here is our hand:
thank you. Mr. Con/.ales.
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I.aureus county did just about her
share in contributing to the women's
monument fund, for which we are all
thankful. When the movement began.
The Advertiser made an appeal that
the people raise at least $.'00, sending
the amounts to this ofllco or direct to
The Stale. We sincerely thank those
who sent their subscriptions here; we
received exactly $||7 of the $233.f>0.
I.aureus gave .f tin- $11.000, a
little less then a forty-seventh! she
might have done a little more .'out we
ate nil thankful for this response.
An> able bodied man who will travel
this country exhibiting a bear ought
to bo arrested for vagrancy,
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Well, well! More comes Ill-other
on.- of Cherokee into the limelight
ago'it. He says he 8pees : s how ti
ll tor Tillmati Is about right when (lint
dlKVlligulshed citizen declared ilo1
South Carolina senate bought up by
the railroad Interests. Otts was a
member of the senate until his recent
appointment as solicitor; he may
know. Cut what say you. Co'.. .1. II.
Whnrton of Cnurens; we believe you
are a member of the committee on
railroads? That is an accusation of
powerful force, made by one who
never falsely attacked any man. and
backed up by a. well er. backed up by
Mr. .1. c. Otis of Oaffney, one time
senator and HOW solicitor.
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We believe it was lasl year some
time when one Senator iv it. Tillmon,
accused of dishonesty in the Oregon
land deals, was most heartily endorsed
by our South Carolina legislature. A
line bunch of resolutions, bubbling, ef
fervescing with great confidence and
trust in the worthy senator's Integrity
wen' passed unanimously and a copy
of i heiu. neatly done up in pink rib
bons, forwarded to the injured "states
man" i he calls himself a statesman
HOtVI, Hut what has come to pass?
The ink on I he paper Is scarcely dry
when that IngrntQ turns on the worthy
sol on 8 and "cusses 'em" with old time
vigor. It Is to laugh!
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The Greenville Piedmont says the
streets of Greenville must be paved.
Don't pnve 'em with good Intentions,
friend: ii might complicate the Iden
tity of the place.
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A politician onjoys all kinds of pri
vate opinions, hot nur the pleasure and
privilege of oppressing ttieih;
? OCR SIMXIA1. NOTICES.
I'or Sale 200 cor.Is of pine wood.
Will sell deliver--.I or on the ground
i three miles from Lnurcus ami four
miles from Clinton). M. L. Copeland.
Votice. i have nl the Horse Creek
Stock farm, Princeton, s. C? a 'nigh
grade .lack named Clack I lawk: good
n|'/.o, black ill color with white points.
His colts are ir.st line: I have some of
same at the farm. Any one wanting
hlS service can gel same ut my farm
I'ee $lf?. Milton 11. McCuen . ft.?2t.
l or Sale ?>!:?? horse Phneton In
Hood condition: also open buggy with
rubber tires, almost as good as new.
S|, !.. Copeland. Lnurons, s. c. if
Copyright Klonr is on tho market
again. Fresh, Clean, and Pure. No
Hour finite : good, let vour family
have t opi right Flour. Copyright is
Pure. i ti
?Urning! Warning! Warning! All
persons are hereby duly warned
against selling goods to my wife.
Lrfliey Stroud. or granting her credit
In Oliy way. since I will not be re
sponsible for any transaction.'- or bills
that she makes. Henry Stroud.
Got N'egro in ( Itlmncy.
Cross Hill, Aug. 24.?Mr. .1 w. Koon
Croflfi Hill's Chief of police, picked up
one .lohn Wallace, colored, last Mon
lay night. Wallace i^ charged witli
elllng liquor nn I forgery, and has
evaded arre;*! for som- time, Mr
.on found him in :i cabin near Gold*
ville, and Wallace climbed up the
chimney. M \ Koon brought him in
. all : !gltt. Koon is a fearless OfflOOr
and de- - rvfs credit for his vigilance.
By MARGARET MAYO
C?f>y?iHh<. 190?. by Dodd. Mead and
(Continued from Page Two)
Jim. no mutter how hard you try."
"You wim changlo' It," he answered
savagely. "You was gettln' Jes' like
them people, it was mo what took you
away nu' spoiled It all. You oughtn't
to 'u' come. What made you after you
said you wouldn't?"
She did not answer. Strange things
were going through the mind of the
slow wltted Jim, He braced himself
for a difficult question.
"Will you answer me sometbln'
straight?" he asked.
"Why, of course," she laid as she
met his gase. ?
"Do you love the parson. Poll?"
"Is that It?"
Her lids fluttered and closed; she
caught her breath quickly, her lips
apart, then looked far Into the dls
"Yes. .Tim. I'm afraid that's It." The
little tigure drooped, and she stood be
fore him with lowered eyes, unarmed.
Jim looked at her helplessly, then
shook bis big. stupid head.
"Ain't that h IV
It seemed such a short time t > Jim
since he had picked her up. a cooing
babe, ::t her th a i mother's side. II"
watched the tender, averted face.
Things had turned out bo differently
from v. hat he had planned.
"An' he ih>n't care about you?like
that?" be asked ?r a pause.
"No, not in that way." She was anx
ious to defend the pastor fromeven the
thought of such a thing. "lie was
good and kind always, but he didn't .
? are that way. He's not like that."
"1 guess 1 11 have a talk with him,"
said Jim, and he turned to go.
"Talk!" she cried.
He stopped ami looked at her In
astonishment. It was the first time
that be' had ever heard that Sharp note
In her voice. Her liny tigure was
stiffened with decision. Her eyes were
"If you ever dare to speak to him?
about me, you'll never see me again."
Jim was perplexed.
"I mean it. Jim. I've made my
choice, and I've come buck to you. If
you ever try to flv up things between
him ami me. I'll run away-really ami
truly nwny-nnd you'll never, never get
He shuttled awkwardly to her side
and reached apologetically for the lit
tle el Inched fist. He held it In bis big
rough band, toying nervously with the
"I wouldn't do nothln* that yon
wasn't n-wantln'. Poll. I was just
n-tryln' to help you, only I-1 never
seem to know how."
She turned to him with tear dimmed
eyes and rested her hands on his great,
broad shoulders, and he saw the place
where he dwelt In her henrt.
I^pl'"' "leap of death" Implements
I I were being carried from the
I I ring, and Jim turned away to
' I superintend their loading.
Performers again rushed by each
other on their way to and from the
Polly stood In the center of the lot,
frowning und anxious. The mere men
tion of the pastor's name had made It
seem Impossible for her to ride to
night. For hours she bad been whip
ping herself up to the point of doing
It. and now her courage failed her,
Shi> followed Barker as ho came from
"Mr. Barker, please!"
He turned upon her sharply.
"Well, what is i; now?"
"I want t.> ask you t>> let no off
acain tonight." She spoke In a short.
Jerky, desperato way.
"What:" he shrieked. "Not go Into
the ring, with all them people inside
what's paid their money because they
? Thai's It:" she cried. "I can't! I
?You're gettln' too tony!" Barker
pneered. "That's the trouble with you.
You ain't been good for not hin' since
you was at that parson's house. You
didn't stay there, and you're no use
here. First thing you know you'll be
out all round."
"Sure. You don't think I'm goln' to
head my bill with a '(load one,' do
"I am not a 'dead one,* " she answer
1 Od excitedly. "I'm the best rider
you've bad since mother died. You've
said so yourself."
"That was afore you got In with
them church eraiiks. You talk about
your mother! why, she'd be ashamed
to own you."
"She wouldn't!" cried Polly. Her
eyes were flashing; her face was scar
let. The pride of hundreds of years of
ancestry was quivering with indigna
tion. "I can ride us well ns I ever
could, nnd I'll do It too. I'll do It to
"Tomorrow?" echoed Bnrkcr. "What
do you mean by that?"
"I mean that I can't go Into that
ring tonight," she declared, "nnd I
She was desperate now nnd trading
upon a strength beyond her own.
lie looked at her with momentary In
decision. She was a good rider, the
nest since her mother, as be had often
told her. He could see this mount an
Issue. He felt she would be on her
raettto tomorrow, an far us ber work
was concerned. If ho let her alone
"All right." be said sullenly. "You
can atay off tonight. I K"t the crowd
In there anyway, and I got their
money. I'll let Elolse do a turu ou
Bnrlmrlan. but tomorrow you'd better
show me your old act."
"I'll show you!" she cried. "I'll
"Well, see that you do." He crossed
Into the ring.
Polly stood where Burker had left
her, white and tense. Jim came toward
her from the direction of the wagons.
He glanced at her uneasily. "What's
be been a-sayln' to you?"
"lie says I can't ride any more."
Her lips closed tightly. Sin* stared
strnlght ahead <>f her. "He says I was
no good to the people that took me In
and Pin no use hero."
"It's not so!" thundered Jim.
"No, it's not!" she cried. "I'll show
him, Jim! I'll show him?tomorrow!"
She turned toward the dressing tent.
Jim caught her firmly by the wrist.
"Walt, Polll You ain't ever goln'
Into the ring a-feellu' that way." Her
ej'es met his defiantly.
"What's the difference? What's the
difference?" She wrenched her wrist
quickly from him and run into the
dressing tent, laughing hysterically.
"An' I brung her back to it." mum
bled Jim as he turned to give orders
to the property men.
Most of the "tlrst half props" were
loaded, and some of the men wore
asleep under the wagOUS. The lot was
clear. Suddenly he felt some one ap
proaching from the back of the In
closure, lie turned and found himself
face to face with the stern, solitary
figure of the pastor, wrapped in his
long black cloak. The moonlight
slipped through a rift In the clouds
and fell Into ft < ln !e nrour.d them.
"What made you come here'.'" was
all .Jim said.
"I heard that M:s; Polly didn't ride
today. I was afraid she might be 111."
To be continued.
social and PERSONAL.
i ? ???:?!? ?. ? ? ? ? 0 J * * ? t. jhj B?Jk* ft *
Miss Elizabeth .Madden of Clinton
and Mr, Pierce Hipp of Laurens town
ship were united in marriage on Mon
day morning at 10 o'clock at the home
of the bride in Clinton. Rev. C. Lewis
Fowler performing the ceremony. The
young ( ouple have the congratulations
and best wishes of their many friends
over the county. They will make
their home on Mr. I Hop's farm, about
three miles south of the city.
On Thursday evening of last week,
the officers and members of the local
military company tendered to their
friends a most delightful reception in
the company's armory. This was
probably the most brilliant reception
of the season In this city, there being
over two hundred and fifty guests
present, and the hospitality of the
company exceeding that on any former
occasion. The guests were received
Into the beautifully decorated halls
by the officers of the company, who
constituted the entertaining committee
and Introduced to the members and
their friends. Late in the evening
delicious refreshments were served bv
Mrs. ?. W. Habt). Mrs. .1. .1. Adams, and
Mis.>eS Corrie and Rosa Hart. At the
conclusion of the reception the young
people enjoyed a most delightful dance,
only the wee small hours of morning
bringing this part of the reception to
A small, though appreciative audi
ence attended the conceit last Friday
eve:Hng at the graded school audito
rium, given by the Ladies Aiil society
of the First Methodist church. The
excellent program was well rendered
and thoroughly enjoyed by those pres
ent. All the selections were given by
visitors except the quartette, the last
number on the program. The instru
mental solos by Mrs. Ii. II. Kennedy
and Miss Annie Dnnt/.ler of Greenville
were heartily applauded, while the
singing of Mr. .lohn Hicks of Tennes
see and Mr. Marvin Franks of Char
leston received full applause. "H?nde
d'Armour" bv Westerbout. beautifully
rendered by Mis. Kennedy was eSpec^
Idlly pleasing, as wer,, ihe several pop
ular airs played by Miss Dant/.ler.
Mrs. S. K. Honey entertained a few
friend.- yesterday morning at bridge
in compliment to her guest. Miss An
nie Honey of Georgetown. There were
thr>e taides of players, and after a
number of games a salad COUl'80 was
Mis- Kate Wright entertains this
evening in honor of her attractive
guest. Miss Laurie Gray of Cray Court,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Thames of
Charleston nrrlvod in the city Th?rs*
dhy 'o sneitd several days with the
family of Dr. and Mrs. II. K. Alfa II.
Mrs. Jno. F. Townsend of Q?ltmnn,
Ca. with her1 little sen .is c>o uuest
??<K week of Mr. and Mrs. Fleming
M ami Mrs. D. H. Counts spent
Sunday in Oroenwood with relatives.
Miss Annie H. Boney of Georgetown
arrived in fh> city Saturday to spend
?I few days wic.i her brother, Mr, s. k.
("apt. .1. Adger Smyth, Jr., returned
yesterday from a business trip to New
Miss Mary and Sarah Rowley ami
Mr. Jamie Reacham of Greenville are
the guests this weok of.M?" GUS Hart,
at his mother's home on West Main,
Mrs. e. J. Gage returned Saturdnv
tfl her home In Greenville after a visit
to bet parents here.
Mr C W. Tuftfl has; returned from
a visit to Montreat.
Palmetto Masons To Meet. /
Mr. T. L. Monroe, worshipful mas
tor, requests it announced that Pal
metto lodge. No. 19, will meet on Fri
day night of this week lu their reg
ular communication. The members
will please take notice.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and D|.
urrhoea Itemed)' Xeyer Known
"I have used Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera ami Diarrhoea Remedy since
it was first introduced to the public
in 1872, and have never found one
instance where a cure was not speed
ily effected by its use. I have been
a commercial traveler for eighteen
years, nnd never start out on a trip
without this, my faithful friend." says
H. S. Nichols of Oakland. Ind. Ter.
For sale by the Laurens Drug Co.
A POLICY OF INSURANCE
may be the means of preventing
your profit turning into loss. It
has been so in many cases. It is
too bad to build up a profitable
business and then have it ruined
beyond hope of restoration for
the lack of insurance.
WE'RE READY TO INSURE
j you right now in one of the best
(B companies in the world. Say the
?J word and we'll issue you a policy
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Laurens, S. C.
We came to Laurens
to do the Photograph
Business of Laurens.
Watch the en
trance to the
" The Photograph Man"
Two beautiful prizes worth
having will be given for the
oldest Klgiu, IValthatn or How
ard Watch which is to-day in
A Lady's Prize
A Gentleman's Prize
If you arc carrying a watch of
the abOVe makes, let US
have the tut tuber, no, matter when
or where purchased, and let's see
who has the distinction of Carry
ing the oldest watch in this city
Laurens, S. f.
Senator Tillman in the City.
Senator B. R. Tillman delivered a
speech at Fountain Inn on last Fri
day at a farmers' picnto. He spent
Thursday afternoon and night In too
city, tbe guest of Mr. and Mrs. John
Washington Once Gare Up
to three doctors; was kept in bed for
live weeks. Blood poison from a
spider's bite caused large, deep sores
to cover his leg. The doctors failed,
then "Hucklen's Arnica Salve com
pletely crued me." writes John Wash
ington, of Bosquevllle. Tex. For ec
aema, boils, burns and piles it is su
preme. 25c at the Laurens Drug Co.
and the Palmetto Drug Co.
?reentriUe, ?. <?.
A Christian Home School.
A High Standard College.
A. Tuition, Board, Room and Feea i
B. All included in proposition [A]
and Tuition in Music, Art or Ex
pression S2?3 to $213.
S. C. DYKD, D. I>. President
Have just received a fresh
shipment of the best Turnip
Red or Put pie Top
Other Garden .Seed too.
Now is the time to plant.
The Old Reliable.
IF YOU WANT
THE BEST FOR
pay |cash and
trade at a cash
J. W. Payne
The Gi h Grocer
Next Door to Palmetto Bank.
PHONE, NO, I8d