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WILL THIS COUNTY WIM IN THE GREAT
TWO-STATES $15,000 JOINT CONTEST ?
Rare Opportunity for Some Reader of This Paper to
Secure One or More Valuable Prizes Within
the Next N inety Days. ,
A 100 ACRE FARM, OR
A $2,250 AUTOMOBILE
This.Newspaper and The Augusta Chronicle Have Joined
Hands in the Greatest Voting Contest Ever Inau
( gurated in Georgia or Carolina?Both Papers
for the Price of The Chronicle Alone.
1 ? ?
This newspaper has just joined with
The Augusta Chronicle, tho "South'!
Oldest Newspaper," In what is, by far,
tho < tacatcst Newspaper Voting Con
test ever inaugurated in Georgia or
South Carolina; in whioh over $10.000
In prizes will bo given away within
the next ninoty days.
Kuli announcement of the details of
Uli? grcxt piece of newspaper enter
prise la Aiado elsewhere in this issue;
see the big* display Advertisement for
further information, and watch our
columns, from week to week, for
news of the great contest. Also see
The Clironiole, from day to day, for
the very latest contest news.
Our friends and subscribers may ask
how we have managed to enter Into a
newspaper contest of this magnitude,
In which over $15,000 in prizes are
to be given away. The explanation
la easy?TJie Chronicle has made It
A short ttm< ago, nearly a hundred of
the bewt business men in Augusta join
ed with Kdltor Thomas fW. lxiyless in
buying certain interests in The Chron
ic Icle, in order to give Mr. Loy less com
W plcte control and a free-hand in the
management of the famous old Augusta
paper, So anxious tire the new own
ers of The Chronicle t<< extend the
paper's liffluence a n <i circulation
throughout Augusta's territory, that
thoy, at onco, authorized the expondi- ,
tare ,of $10.000, or moro, for prizes,
etc., to be giv en away in a great voting
contest to promote Tho Chronicle's
The Chronicle's management, then.
Invited this newspaper, and twenty
or thirty of tho leading weekly news
papers in its territory, t.> participate
with,1t In t ila great contest; the local,
or county, pallors i<> put up tho "local
or county prlxos," while The Chronicle
furnishes all of the big capital prizes,
state prizes and dlwtriet prizes, such
A 100-acro farm in Georgia or '".ir,>
A $:',-j.*?o Automobile; high-grade 1911
model, live passenger car.
Three or more $*.i;>o t>> $1,200 auto
mobiles; the best in their class.
Six $ioo high-grade pianos.
Six $loo diamonds rings.
Six $:.0 gold watches.
Six $lod merchandise orders.
Six full scholarship!) In tlio Osborne
Bosniens College, Augusta.
And nun; rous other prizes.
Of particular Interest will be the
proposition matte by Tho Chronicle to
let tho winner of one of tin- "district" .
piano prizes exchange tho same for a
trip to Europe; but it Is doubtful 1'
anyone In this locality will eare to
make a trip to Europe this .???immer.
The "district" diamond ring prize
may be exchanged :'<>r a trip lo Now
York, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia;
und this is more atlractivo than
a European trip.
This county is going t. a top
liner In the Joint contost which has
been announced by Tho Chronicle and
this newspaper, ami nothing either of
these papers has done has been more
favorably received. There's enthusi
asm now. but in a week from this lime
it's going to bo ten-fold what it is.
The large amount of prizes to be
distributed is bound to arouse this en
thusiasm. The Chronicle has main
tained a strong following In this town
and county for sonn' yearn and now
the support will bo greatly Increased
as a spirit of fellowship exists for the
new owners of The Chroni who are
manifesting decided Ittelt . ihn.a to
ward d< \ elopnienf.
While The Chronicle's Croat $13,000
Contest wlo\-.h is just five tiroes as
large as any ever put on' in this section,
except by The Chronicle?does not
open "olllclally" until next week, nom
inations may be sent in at once; and
candidates, ?>r their friends, may begin
to.lay to clip "free voting coupons."
A coupon for "20 free votes" will !?<?
I found In Tho Chronicle und In ii.i^
newspaper from now on, Xomliin
j lions ma> be ?eilt In any iiay this week,
or nest; and a free "nomination blank,"
n.I for ":'."ut? votes," al-o, n 'pears
in every Issue ?>, The Chroni lo this
; week. The "free voting coupons" mast
(be sent in every week, <-Ither t> this
ofllce ?f to 'i'ln- Augusta Cliroillelo dl
Now, then. If you or your friends
want to engage in u contest that Is
really worth while that offers von, as
a reward, something every one wants
and something you can io.o when you
win it- gel busy at once, si ml in your
?'nominations" and begin *o < ii;> "cou
pons." Vet.- for ihe home candidate;
1 let's make our county lead In the
dis: riet and I he state.
Coirte t<> tills olllce at otic . get r.
??(???nt< ;t Hook." and got t>> Oi'k to
I Win. I' you ctin't eater yourself, then
place a friend In nomination.
LAUREN'S NOTARIES i'l III IV.
(lor. Blenso H;;s Appointed Over l ift*
in Tills Comity.
Recorded in tho office of the clerk
of court nre the names of those who
have been appointed notaries public
by Oov. Cole L. Please after his ex
cellenoy issued his proclamation re
vokliif? the commissions of all the no
taries public In the State. The list
for Laurens County, so far, Is as fol
0, H. Roper, W. R. McCuen, T. M.
Plrtspn, w. Q. Lancaster, J. m. Cannon,
H. S. Black well, C. \V. Tune. R. J,
Copeland. J. W. Thompson, J. Q, Sul
livnn. a. It. Blnkcly. J. F. Tolhert. II.
B. O'shieids. t. p, P. Carson, .t. a.
Bailey. L. D. McCrary, II. i>. Henry,
('. C. Feathorslone. it. B. Terry. N. It.
Dial, J. E. Loam an, R, A Austin. V.
P. McCowan. .lohn M. I Indiens. E. W,
Dedmond, J. J. Adonis, M. n. Crisp, a.
c. Todd. W. P. Coker, L. C. Dot rob.
R. i:. Bnbb. .1. N. Brown, A. B. Blakely.
M. Ij. Smith. (J. C. Abercromble. D. 0.
Ralle, Jr., Joseph Carles llorper, B,
If, Hoy.I. <;. W. Copoland, W. 11. Crisp,
,T. C. Sinltii. R, M. Bryson, .1. M Barks
dale, Joseph Slgmond Ruff, .1. II. I'o
torson, C. A. Powor, NV. II. Washing
ton, R. A. Babb, NV. ll. McCain, .1.
Whltoford Smith, Thomas lOrncsl I >:?!>!>,
h. R. Brooks, D. R. Crawford, Thos.
I. Swyg.;;. NV. ('. Thompson, 13, s.
Moore, .lohn H. Jones.
At Friendship School.
The Improvement Society of Friend
ship school. Sullivan's township, will
give an entertainment, consisting of
plays, pantomime, etc., Friday night.
March 10, 1911, beginning promptly at
S o'clock. Admission, 10, Hi and L'.'i
cents. All are invited.
Fully nine out of every ten COSOS of
rheumatism is simply rheumatism of
the muscles due to <old 01' dpmp, or
chronic rheumatism, neither of which
icipilro any internal treatment. Ml
that is needed to afford relief is the
free application of Chamberlain's Lin
iment. Give it a trial. You arc cor?
lain to be pleased with th" rptiek to
lief which it nftords. Sold by Laurens
l)i ng Co.
THE STORY OF MY VIOLIN
BY AXEL SKOVGAARD
(Contined from last week.)
j E. Kneisel's violin was formerly
owned by Prof. G-run of Vienna and
Is also from 1714. The famous Ru
dolph Kreutzer's now belonging to
J. Winkler in Vienna is from 1714
and is worth upward of $14,000. The
Strad owned by the French virtuoso.
Alard, is from 1715 and is offered for
sale by his family in Glasgow. The
violin owned by Viextemps was sold
from Hamma'8 in Stuttgart for $10.
000. John Lauterbach's from 171!? was
sold to Vuillaum, tue famous violin
maker of Paris, for $9,000. Those
owned by Hugo Ileermann of Frank
fort A. M? and August WilheuiJ are
both dated 1720 and are worth from
$8,000 to $10 000. The last instrument
known to have been made by the great
master is the famous one known as
"Sehwanengesang," dated 1737. it be
longed to Saint S? nnoch, and was sold
to the Hotel Drouot ."or $15,000. This
intrument has an autograph by Strad
Ivarlus oi. which appears "danni 93;"
that is, the instrument was made when
the master was '.>?'. years old.
All these violins costing from $10..
000 to $22.000 are played upon and
worn; what, therefore, should a vio
lin from the best year in absolutely
unused condition cost? Once more a
butcher's wagon drove by me, show
ing a heap of bloody calves' heads,
and right opposite to me was an ele
gant shop with the most delicate blood
sausages. My lingers went instinc
tively Into my right vest pocket to
feel if the penknife was still there.
H'm. but I ana certain that my father
never will pi: mit me to take $20,000
or $lr..00O or even $10,000. and the vi-]
olin I covet cannot be purchased for
$15,000. not eve;, for $20,000 it ;s
much too rare. Vet the violin shall
be mine if the blood shall flow clear
to Oxford street and till the new Sec
I was about to move on when a
man stood before me and said, "Two
pence, sir.'1 and then I noticed for
the first time that ! had been sitting
in one of the private automatic chairs
which are so plentiful in London's
most populous streets. The sum was
a big orte (n a mar who has no more
than a churel mouse. I mim^Iii to ex
plain to tin rna ? llrsl In l>;!ni<h. then
1 In Gonnai Swedish Dutch and French
as I could not then speak English,
but the follow was ; npry ami spok ?
only Knglish witb a Whitcehnpo! dia
lect. whl< (\ t. :i native Londoners
have dim* .; y in understanding. <>;'
course a crowd gathered to hoar the
Dan'Vdi-English disturbance, and at
last I concluded that >i was wise to
disappear. was no simple matter
to become invisible in a crowd of 300
people. Then i remembered that ono
can fliehten even a lion by suddenly
opening an umbrella. Improving tin
chance I threw open tin' umbrella, ami.
shouting in broad Danish, "The king
comes." plunged into the crowd, over
turning six or eight persons, and after
I a desperate run reached an omnibus
'going the Lord only knows where. I
sank wearily between two stoul wom
en, who ai'OSO in l,hoir Wl'nth and be
labored me with tie lr umbrollas, so
that I bin liedly b< it a retreat to the
Pursued by a number of young gen
tlemen from !1 to IS years <?f age I
tore down London road witli my (all
lint in one hand and my capo In Hie
other, and reached at SI. George's clr
??us a peaceful omnibus in charge of
a friendly conductor, I bought his p iod
will with a fine Havana cigar, for
which he allowed me to rldo to West
minster street, fifteen minutes" walk
from my hotel. I was then obliged
to make a hasty departure for Kdin
burg. where 1 had an engagement. On
my return to London I filled my pock
ets with money and took a cab in
Haymarket to carry me to the violin
dealer. I was received with the great
est friendliness. He brol nut his rare
treasure, and urged me to come as
often as i" liked, lie also Informed
mo that he had been present at my last
concedt and wished that ! had played
on one of his violins.
After I had feasted myself full Of
the lovely Stradivarltts be invited me
to dinner, and I thankfully accepted,
Our talk naturally drifted 10 (!??? vio
lin, and i pronounced him to be
most, fortunate man in the world in
being the pwner of such
Smillnglj he informed ?
strument was not his and never could
he, ns it belonged to a museum in .Ma
drid. Spain. Th?> news almost gave
me a shock, and after recovering 1
begged for Its history. It had a his
tory, a very interesting one.
"When I was last in Madrid." he
said. "I was presented to a collector
of art works, in whose collection, how
over, there was but one violin, namely
the Stradlvarius. Naturally I inquired
how a violin could have become lost
among so many paintings, and he then
informed me that it was an old heir
loom which had always been in (he
family, and that he had once found a!
hook with a history of the same vlo- !
Ill), and it was therefore that it had
been maintained in the museum."
"Well, how does it then happen that '
the violin is in London?" I asked.
"'it happens in this wise.' he an
swered, ill 1897 there was a lire
which destroyed about half of the
museum, and. as 1 was acquainted with [
the owner, I proposed that he ^ ? ml
the violin to me. where it would be
safe, until he had rebuilt his museum.;
This was agreeable to him, on the
condition, however, that 1 should be
responsible for the whole value of
the instrument. On that account I
had the fireproof chamber built in the
wall. The violin was with me about
six months, when the Spnnish-Anierl. J
can war broke out. The rebuilding
of the museum was interrupted by
lack of funds, and it is in this account
that I am able to show you the vio
"What is the story you saw in the
old book? Did you ?et tue book with
the violin?" I asked.
" 'No, the book must have been lost
in the llamas, but 1 rajnember the
story well,an d will gladly repeat it
to you after dinner, when we will
; have coffee and cigars in my room.'
".My curiosity ran high, and I hur
ried thru dinner, hut my host ate with
exasperating slowness. We had fresh
water fish, full of bones, but every
thing has MU end. and finally my host
finished his fish. Then wo retired to
his den. a typical Knglish room, and,
seated in arm chairs opposite < ach
other, he told nie (he story of 'he
Tale of the Violin,
In (ho year of 17<?s there lived in
Cremona a young man, Carlo llergon
/A by name, who was one of Strad
? vnrius' best pupils. Ilergon/.i had al
ready, under his master's eye. mad.*
vorn I good Instruments, and had ob
tained some fame, when la-, in 1710,
fell in love with a young violin play
er, Clemn I'ounglcrn. The girl want
ed a violin by Stradlvarius, but lau!
not the means, as the groat maker de
manded four Louis d Or for his Instru
ments, and that was a big sum in (hose
Two years went by, Clemn and Car
lo saving whal they could, partly for
a violin and partly for (heir wedding.
Li 1712 Hergon/.i sold his first lustru.
men! and was handsomely paid. In
(] <? ame year Hie yoOni; ? t son of 'lie
great maker look ill and died. The
death was Su< h it blow to the old mak
er that he e<.i;M not work ns before
taid had not his former sue-,
j About half <*i year later StradP tu
i hot a magnillcenl plee< of Wood of
?hlcli ins nio.-t famous violins, iho ?
from I7L! to 171.". were made. III?
former cnthuatnsm returned and he
became all bul Inspired. In 17 li he
I made but one violin, which pleased
him more than any of his others, rtpd
I this ho decided to retain, partly In
memory of his son. Ilcrgon/.l was
"<:.tally pleased wilh the Instrument,
and decided to pur. base it as a wed
ding gift to his I.ride. The master
refused to listen to either Mergon/i's
proposals or his prayers, and declared
that he would keep the violin with
him to the last as compensation for
his lost son. for it was his masterpiece.
Cletna, who had seen the Instru
ment, gave Horgon/.i no peace, and
made Hie demand that cither she
should have tip' violin <>r there Would
be no wedding. In the year 1713
Princess YoUSSOUpofl offered a large!
! sum of money for Urn * lolln, bul the
master was not t< htptcd. One morning 1
Hie door to su'adivnrlti ' chamber, in I
w i ich he kepi hi i cherli bed ironsure,'
\yria broken and tie- violin gone. Thipj
mastor was Inconsolable ami nil search
(Continued on page tw< Ivo.)
This samt shot
In our "Auto
graph '' brand,
st wed; in our
Coiu st Wom
an's Wa l kl n g
equals tht best
Look lor the
on the box
The Right #
Every manufacturer of shoes knows
that he can play up any one feature
he cares to in producing a shoe
to sell. He can make it stylish
or comfortable, or he can turn
out a shoe so heavy and stocky
it will never wear out. He also
knows that a nicely balanced
combination of these three
shoe virtues is about the
hardest problem in shoe
owes its reputation and its many friends
to the fine sense of proportion of style,
comfort and durability, each to each.
You never saw better style?a neater,
snappier shoe. Your foot never knew
greater comfort than The Southern (iirl
Shoe will give. Once you've worn a pair
you'll say you never got better value in
wearing quality. Look up our dealer in
your town and let him show you the line.
? THE KfflTI Jt' Q%1/IFB,
2 W. L. DOUGLAS, the great Boston shoe manu
Sfacturer and former Governor <>:* Massachuse!
Zfirst saved and banked $600 he got for making and
g|mending shoes. This was his start in business. To
-day he is worth many millions.
Make ' K'R Hank Y< U K linnk.
\Vc pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
Huy vour Guano from the Ohl Reliable Manufai :
of Migh-gtade Fertilizers, The Ocorgia Chemical Works,
of August i, Georgia^ who have been manufacturing first- jjj^
class Guanos for 38 years. They make 50 or more different ^
brands of fine GunilO. They know your wants, because
they have the experience. Can huy from them Special
Peruvian Compound, Crown Guano, Sea Gull, Mascot,
Blood and Hone, Polapsco, and many other well-known
brands. None better on earth. Then look well to yoiu
interest and write Georgia Chemical Works, August) . Ga.,
for prices, or sec your old friend, Gco. S. McCravy, baurens,
S. C, who will be ph ased to quote you prices.
Remember the prizes for the best acre of Com iscd
in I,aureus County, in [Qto, was awarded to Willh W?lfl",
and he used our Guano. Address?
The Georgia Chemical Werks
) Qeo. S. McCravy, Agent Augusta,
j Laurens, S. C. Qa.