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ON FOREIGN NEWS
N. w Orleans, .Jan. 15.?In the cot
ton mark.-t this week much will de
pend on the reports from Manchester.
At the close of laat week many trad
ers, representing the more conserva
tive element on both sides of the
market, were Inclined to take with a
grain of suit some of the more opti
mistic utterances coming from Eng
llsh brokers. The suspicion began to
grow that mill men. merchants and
cotton operators were engaged In spe.
eolation on a huge scale In both cot
toa and cotton goods. The feeling
that some of the accounts of the enor
mous business being done by Eng
il>h mills were exaggerated was
strengthened by i ible messages from
houses that are not strongly bullish
stating that business was showing
s.igns of halting.
Want Real News,
The first thing this week the trade
will try to get a line on the real
(situation In England and the new
news received may form the basis of
a price movement either way.
On Tuesday, representatives of
Southern mills will have a confer
ence to talk over the matter of cur
tailment. The cotton trade has not
been inclined to take this talk of cur
tailment very seriously because it hits
Amounted to nothing in England and
then, again, it is generally uecognlzed
that, whether they desire to or not.
iho mills vlll have to curtail to some
extent this season because of the short
t rop raised.
Kxpotl Decreased Movement,
Statisticians on the bull side have
predicted that this week the move
ment will .show signs of falling off.
II tubs predlclh n comes true import
ant trading will result, for th?> bears
have been Irnsing their campaign for
somo time solely on the nenvy Inlo
slghl movement, claiming thai it was
a good enough lndi< ntor to allow ihosu
to dispute bullish claims of it crop
of around I 1.150,00': bales of ; pin
nabln cot In By s-.n:... iho largo
movpmenl bus been used to dispute i
the government's small estimate of
Texas ..till complains of drought
and unless that Slat ? gets rain this
week, bullish comment will result.
? TUR NEWS OF MADDEN
Madden, Jan. 16.?The year of 1910
t.,is been numbered with the past
and WO have COnilU -need with the new.
We should make seme promises and
then carry them out. Everybody seems
to he in good spirits and will start
out with renewed energy to look for
ward to n good crop from which they
rope to get a living price, which is
&11 that the farmers want.
The Milam brothers, Charles of
Camden and Ilium? and Henry, bought
the Teague farn> two or three years
ago and have been renting It until
this year. Today they went to Lau
ren a and bought some of thos > mules i
at fancy prices to supply that place ;
end it Is safe to say that the Teague '
p\ice will have good crops if the sea
Sons are alright. When your cones- '
pondent enmo here eighteen years ago.
these boys were little follows going
to school at the Orphanage in Clin
ton, i-:. p. Milam, of Cold Point, being
the only one able to do much work at
that time. Today theso four boys
mil thirteen plows and. it might be
added, none of them drink whiskey,
U80 tobacco or have any other bad
habits, but are men of high moral
htl i acter.
On December 13th, Mr Eretl Jacks
and Miss All to Hell Fuller were mar
ried 01 MounlVllle. On December the
..'st. Mr. JnuiCS .lacks ami Miss l.ula
Boll Madden were happily married at
the holm' of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs W. W. Madden. Their friends
ami nequaintonces wish those young
p'Opplo much happiness and prosperi
ty all the way through lit'-.
Mr. Green Puller and family will
occupy the Teague home another year.
Messrs. IMnk and Ed Kuller and Mr.
Aus. Bidder and family will occupy
the Smith and Holmes farm These
young men are all good farmers and '
|00d people and a hearty web onto is
extended to them.
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The readers of this paper win be
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been able to cure in all Its stages, and
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Sold by Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Dills for Con
FLEET DUSKY PETE.
, Th? Nag Reaponelbte For the Ix?
praeaion a "Dark Hort?."
Hero is tho real story of the
i "dark horse:" It came down to the
Ron of a man, who had it from his
I father, who in turn got it from his
I father, and so on back to a time ,
i when thero lived in Tennessee a
: shrewd old chap named Sam Flynn.,
, lie was by way of being about the
. cunningest horse trader in Iiis Btate
! and generally contrived to have in'
! Iiis stable a nag or two that could t
\ go along some. These lie used for
I racing purposes, particularly when
j he chanced upon a town whore
? there was sporting blood in the
I course of his travels.
Flynn Anally picked up in a swap
a black horse which he called Dusky
Polo. The horse was close to a
thoroughbred, and the shrewd horse
trader was not long in making the
discovery that he was something of
a marvel in speed. Hut this fact
lie cunningly kept to himself. He
roughed up the horse's coat and .
made him look as little as possible
like the real wonder that he was in !
Once ho had got Dusky Pete to a 1
point where ho looked the part of
a horse vagabond, Flynn quietly
rode him into, n town one fine day,
when; a rustic race meet was in.
progress. Dusky Pete merely look-.
cd like a "likely boss" for swapping
purposes. Pretending to be inno
cent of everything connected with
rat ing, Flynn entered his horse in
ono of the events. The village
sports took his bait ton man. They
backed two or three of the local
11 iois against Dusky Pete for every
dollar t hoy could bog and borrow.
The old horse trader moved
around in the crowd and took ev
ery bet that was offered, most of
them being at big odds against his
horse. Just as the horses were be
ing saddled for the race old Jndgo
McMinamcc, the turf oracle of that
pari of Tennessee, turned up at the
track and was immediately impress
ed into service as one of tho racing
As he took his place in the judge-'
stand he was told bow the betting
odds bad been going and of (lie
presence of tho old horse trader
who was so foolish as to think his
Dttg could beat the local cracks. The
oracle was also in formed thai Flynn
had taken all bets offered against
At; that Judge McMinameo ran
his eye over Dusky Pete and in-1
stantly recognized tho veteran racer
under his ruffled coat of long hair
as an old campaigner.
"Gentlemen," quoth the wise
judge, "there's a dark horse in this
race that will make some of you
look sick before supper."
He was right. The dark horse
lay back till the three-quarter pole
had been reached and then went
to tho front with a rush, taking the j
race with ridiculous eaflc and clean-j
ing out the pockets of all the vil-'
And from this humble origin'
comes so groat an institution of.
modern times as the dark horse.?
New York Times.
England and Lotteriet.
The London Chronicle calls Eng
land "a nation of gamblers." It
points out that ''Westminster bridge
was built on the proceeds of a lot-!
tory. Hut so solemn an institution
as the British museum was founded
upon a basis of gambling in 1753.
A sum of i':?00,000 was raised by a
lottery authorized by a special act
of parliament. The money was
spent principally in buying the mil-1
scum and collection of Sir Hans
Soane, the Harlcion collection of
manuscript and Montague House.
Bloomsbury, then the mansion of
tho Karl of Halifax. And the gam
ble bought a house big enough to
contain the British museum for
Amaranth is a name frequently
nsed in poetry for certain plants
and flowers which on account of
their lateness in fading are taken
as the emblems of immortality.
The famous flowers arc still to be
found and are known in our gar
dens as love lies bleeding, prince's
feather, coxcomb and globe ama
ranth. Instead of using holly and
ivy, as we do, the people of south
ern Europe decorate Ihoti churches
with these flowers, which arc said
to retain their color for many
Patent Leather Shoes.
Before putting on patent leather
shoes always rub the surface of the
vamp briskly with the warm palm
of the Imnd, thus softening tho shoe
and rendering it lens liable to oraek.
Many patent leather boots r>racklo
::!! ovor the first time tbey are worn
when this precaution might prevent
the aeeident. Another method is
the gradual warming of the shoe,
and it must always be remembered
that shiny shoes are never kept in
FORGOT THE KEY.
Then the Lookamith Showed Him Hew
to Open the Door.
When Mr. and Mrs. Eastend started
out to spend the evening In pursuance
of an engagement they paused on the
front steps long enough for Mrs. K.
to propound the usual query, "Have
you got the key, dear?"
"ifes, I guess so," said Mr. E. "Walt
a minute. No, I haven't, either. What
do you think of that? Must have left
It on the dresser."
"Well, here's a pretty how-de-do!"
exclaimed Mrs. E. as her consort sav
agely but fruitlessly rummaged his
pockets. "How aro we going to got in
to get 11V"
Hubby first tried the lower windows,
to find them all carefully locked.
Neighbors awoke to the situation and
began to be helpful.
"Get a ladder," said one.
"Got a Jimmy," said another.
"Get an aeroplane." said a third.
Various other expedients, ranging
from derricks to dynamite, were sug
gested. Finally one neighbor brought
a ladder which wouldn't reach the
second story windows by six feet. It
was suggested that the fire depart- :
meat be summoned. Rejected.
By this time the engagement had to
be called off, and the remarks Mrs. E.
was making to the female contingent
of the assemblage will not hero bo re
corded. As a last resort a locksmith
was suggested, and Mr. E. departed In
search of one. At the end of an hour
he returned with a stolid looking Ger
man bearing an armful of tools.
"Vlch toor?" he Inquired.
"This one." said Mrs. E., "and for
goodness' sake don't jimmy it nor dy
namite It unless you have to!"
"Dot's all rlghd," grunted the work
man. Then he extended his hand and
tried the knot). It turned. The catch
had not caught. The door swung
open. lie turned and gave the assem
blage an expressive glance.
And now when Mr. and Mrs. E.
leave their little home of an evening
some neighbor is sure to stick his head
out of a window and kindly inquire.
"Have you g.?t the keyV"?Pittsburg
BLIND TO GOOD LUCK.
Fable of the Weary Farmer and the
There was oneo a Benevolent Fairy
who was ilCCUSlomed to doing (hied
Deeds in Whimsical Ways. One day
she was (lying across the country to
attend a meeting of the A. O. B. F.
when she noticed a Farmer laboring in
the Fields. His horse was Attenuated
and Dcceplt, and ids plow was Heavy
and old Fashioned, Often he would
pause ami wipe the sweat from his
brow. Plainly ho was having a Hard
The Benevolent Fairy watched hin?
a moment and observed his Haggard
i.<>o!. ana his general air of Misery. |
Suddenly an Idea came to her?to
make this man Rich, so that he would
no longer have to delve and struggle
to eke out a Bare Living. So she
swooped down and touched the plow
with her wand?she was, of course. In
visible?and Instantly It was changed
to Solid Gold. Then with an amused
but kindly backward glance the Benev
olent Fairy wont on her way.
A year later, remembering the oc
currence," she flew over to see how the
Farmer was enjoying his Good For
tune. She found hi in hi the Fields,
plowing laboriously, and if anything
be and his surroundings looked Mean
er and More Miserable than they had
before. Much surprised, the Fairy
flew closer, just In time to hear him
"I wish this ding-busted plow wara't
The Henevolent Fairy eyed him Pity
ingly; then she once moro touched tho
plow with her wand, and It again be
came a thing of wood and Iron. Then
she Hew away, and the Farmer resum
ed his Toll.
After all. are there not some folk
who would dlO Of thirst adrift on a
river? ? Clifton B. Dowd in Lippin
A Duel In Undross.
Dueling, though not dead, was dy
ing out even lu Bogers' time and was
not taken very seriously. The poet's
biographer tells the quaint story of
how Mr. Humphrey Ilowarth, a sur
geon, when called out mnde his ap- .
pea ranee in the field stark naked. The
astonished challenger asked him what
he meant. "I know," said Howarth,
"that if any part of the clothing is !
carried Into the body by a gunshot .
wound festering ensues, and therefore i
I have met you thus." His antagonist
declared that fighting a man in purls
naturalibus would be quite ridiculous. (
and accordingly they parted without
"Madam"?a census taker was speak
ing to her who answered his knock?
"how many children over six and un
der twenty-on? years of nge DaVO
"Lemme see," she reflected; "lemme \
see. Waal, sir, thar be two over six ;
an' two under twenty-one."?Every
A correspondent of the New York
Sun snys ho overheard the following: j
"The boys came out from over In be-:
tween those houses." Here are five
prepositions In a bunch. Can this
'To. ord" be broken?
Every occupation lifts Itself with the
enlarging life of him who practices U
The occupation that will not do that
no man really has a right to occupy
himself abouL -Phiiiips Brook?.
Extravagance of tho Man Who Had a
Mountain of Debts.
<fWith Balzac's rising famo rises
the mountain of bis debts," writes
a critic. "These, starting from his
! two disastrous years of printing and
I publishing in Paris, accumulated un
til at the top of his literary renown
ho had to hido from his creditors
in a garret under the name of his
landlady or his washerwoman. In \
1837 Balzac, at that date the best
known and tho most debated novel
ist in France, owed 162,000 francs
(about $32,500). Then ho must needs
buy a cano which was tho talk of
Paris, some gold buttons for a new
coat, a 'divine opera glass' and a j
dressing gown beyond words and
give a dinner to the dandies of the ,
opera respecting which Rossini said :
that 'ho hod nd\ seen more mag
nificence when he dined at royal
"Balzac three times a millionaire '
would still have buried himself in
debt, for tho mental exaltation of '
his creative hours was reproduced
when he broke loose from the gal
ley bench. He lavished in anticipa
tion the wealth he had dreamed
would bo his. This gone, he bor
rowed anew or devised another of
those schemes that were to enrich
him beyond tho possibilities of lit
erature. His schemes were essen
tially a part of Balzac, tho sover
eign, unconquerable visionary.
"lie would transport oaks from
Poland to France?nothing like
oaks from Poland to make your for
tune three times over! Behold him
again gravely working out his plan
to make a corner in all the arts and
putting up the Apollo Belvedere for
competition among the nations?
to act as auctioneer to Europe?the
'child man,' as his devoted sister,
Mino. Survillo, used to call him."
A Motorcycle Parade.
The Curbstone club mombers
were discussing the speed of motor- I
cycles when the ancient carpenter, I
who had just come in, joined in the
"Talking about motorcycles," ho
said, "I took a count of them in
front of my house tho other even
"I noticed that a continual string
of them seemed to be coming by
the place, so I started in eounting.
"By the time I bad reached !>87
I made a peculiar discovery. I hap
pened to notice by a mark of the
tire of tho wheel that it was the
same motorcycle that I had been
"The rider went so fast round
and round the block that I mistook
him for a parade."?Youngstown
In an English camp a battalion
was being instructed on how to
take a convoy through open coun
try. One company was told off to
represent a convoy, the men being
instructed that they wero to repre
sent horses, cows and wagons.
After being halted a short time
the advance signal was given, and
the convoy moved on, but tho ma
jor noticed that one man continued
to lie down and, galloping up to him
in a rage, said, "Man, why don't
The soldier replied, "I can't, sir."
Major?You can't? What do'
you mean ?
"I'm a wagon," said the soldier,
"and I've got a wheel off."
He Couldn't See.
Little Jack's father was the 1
teacher of the Sunday school class
of which Jack was a new member.
He had been told that as this was '
his first Sunday he would not be
asked any questions, but bo must
pay close attention just the same. .
So on tho way home his father
asked him who it was who killed
"I don't know. I was sitting on
the back seat and couldn't sec,"
was tho ready answer.?National
The word prevaricator is from
the Latin and originally meant a
straddler with distorted or mis
shapen legs. In the Roman courts
of law tho expression was applied to
one who in a suit was discovered to
bo in collusion with his opponent
to compass some dishonesty. As
falsehood was tho necessary part of
such a performance, tho word by
and by came to have tho signifi
cance at present attached to it.
A cynic had returned from a par
ty in Toronto, given by some "new
rich" citizens who were rather os
tentatious, but not given to the use
of correct English.
"I suppose," said an inquiring
friend, "that everything was very
"It was," said tho cynical youth,
with a yawn. "Everything was ob
served except the rules of syntax."
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License Fees for Hawkers and Ped
dler* in Laurens Count} for the
Year A. IL 1011.
State of South Carolina. ?
County of Laurens.
By virtue of an Act of the General
Assembly of South Carolina provid
ing therefor: He it resolved by the
Hoard of County Commissioners of
Laurens County, in the Stale of South
Carolina, in regular annual meeting
assembled: Thai the license fees to
hi' paid by hawkers und peddlers doing
business within said county during
the year A. l>. 1011 be and the same
ai'3 hereby fixed in the following I
amounts, to wit:
For peddlers of merchandiser on
foot. Fifteen Dollars; Peddlers of
merchandise in one horse wagon Fif
ty Dollars; Peddlers of merchandise
in two horse wagons. Seventy Dollars;
For peddlers of stoves or ranges, for
the first wagon Seventy Dollars, and
for each additional wagon operated
by the same firm, Fifty Dollars. For
peddlers of clocks, for the first wagon
Fifty Dollars, and for each additional
wagon Thirty Dollars; For peddlers
of lightning rods. Twenty Dollars for
the tlrst wagon, and'Ten Dollars for
each additional wagon. For peddlers
of spectacles, on foot. Seven Dollars
and Fifty cents; peddlers of specta
cles in vehicle. Fifteen Dollars; Pefl
diers-of sowing machines, Fifty Dol
lars for the first wagon, and for each
additional wagon Thirty Dollars; For
peddlers of pianos or organs, for each
one horse wagon Eighty Dollars, and
for each two horse wagon. One Hun
dred and Twenty Dollars. All li
censes will be issued by the Clerk
of Court of said county to be of force
and effect until the :Hst day of De
cember, A. D. 1011, as provided by
Done in regular annual meeting at
Laurons. s. c. this 5th day of January
A. I>. 1911.
Attest: ' II. B. Humbert.
Messer Dahl) Supervisor.
Clerk of the Hoard. 2fi It
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