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^rVKat is a Failure?
What is a failure? It's only a spur
To the man who received it right,
And it makes the spirit within him stir
To go in once more and fight.
If you never have failed, it is an even guess
You never have won a high success.
? E. Vance Cook
GOOD ROADS IN NORTHWEST
Washington State Alive to tha Im
portance of Having Service
Tha northwest la alive to tha valua
at food roads. In a recent lsaua of
the Seattle (Wash.) Intelligencer tha
statement la made that before tha
summer la over Seattle and Tacoma
will ba connected by a first-class ma
cadamized highway. In King county,
of which Seattle is the scat, there
will ba $320,000 available, including
state aid, for road improvement this
year. Much of this will be spent on
a trunk line destined to connect Seat
tle and Everett. Prom Everett to
Tacoma an improved road is a mat
tar of the near future. This road
work la part of a general plan to build
a trunk line from the northern to the
southern boundary of Washington,
which In turn will become part of a
highway from the Oreat Lakes to the
ocean, through tha northern tier of
state, and this will connect with an
other trunk line from British Columbia
down the coast to Mexico?a dream
of that wide-awake country that It
certain to be realised In the next faw
TRY FERRO-CEMENT ROADS
Experiments With This Substance In
France Have Been Highly
Terro-c^ment" roads are being ex?
perlmented with In France. The sub
stance is made of cement mixed with
straw. To make a slab or block ol
ferro-cement, a mans of iron-straw is I
placed in the mold, and there is poured I
over It cement sufficiently fluid to
penetrate into all the interstices of the
iron and completely cover it. When
the whole has set, tha core of Iron
thus i.uluiately incorporated gives to
the block a great resistance to break
age and to traction, at the same time
furnishing elasticity to compression
which enables it to stand superficial
shocks. A brick of ferro-cement 1 3-5
Inches thick has supported during
crushing tests, a pressure of about 65
tons to the square inch. In breakage
tests, the resistance was quadruple
'.hat of ordinary cement. Resistance
to wear was no less remarkable.
ELECTRIC MULES FOR PANAMA
Railroad to Be Built Along Panama
for Drawing Ships From Ocean
Tha first shipment of steel has been
tnade from New York for building a
jnlque electric railway along the Pan
ima canal for drawing great ships
'rom ocean to ocean. The enormous
volume of shipping across the IsthtDUt
A-ill be drawn on the ancient towpath
?ystem. so that it will be unnecessary
'or steamers to proceed under their
own steam In place of the mules, on
this curious towpath. powerful electric
locomotives will draw the largest
ships smoothly and swiftly across the
continent A steamer of, say 20.000 '?
tons, whkh the canal will readily
accommodate, la obviously a very
heavy burden and the electric loco
motives will brt geared to the tracks
by a middle rail In the form of a
rack. The canal commission has ad- <
vertlsed for 2.000.000 pounds of steel
ties, slots and covers and 1.300,000
pounds of steel channels. This rack
railway will be built by tho commls
aion. and will be in working order in
less than two years, in time tor tha
opening of the canal.
The London cop calls his half-pen- ,
ny herring his sllved-eyed beefsteak,
and there are hundreds cooking every
minute In London town where one la
eaten here. Any time of the year a
big part of this city would profit by
eating fish for a spell Instead of beef.
With no open air exercise beef Is m
heap harder than fish for tha body to
get rid of, because there Is a good deal
-more water in flsk thaa la beef or
pork, fish are fat or lean. E*\ sal
men, herring are mor*^ tV.o 2re per
>oent. grease. Hall'yOI seM mackerel
?are two to five e-r cent fat: cod.
whiting, haddock even lesa thaa two
per cent.?Nev. York Press.
Go to J. C. Burns & Co. big depart
ment store. Red Iron Racket sells
name goods for leas money.
J. C. B?ros A Co
A design of this kind, lle-de-vtn
poplinette is chosen; a band of black
satin with pointed ends is taken round
at about the knees on skirt, which is
Just eased Into tho waist band.
The Magyar bodice has a wide open
front, showing a laco vest; black satlu
buttons are sewn on the cloth; the
-overs and cuffs are also of satin.
Materials required: Four yards pop
lnetto forty Inches wide, one yard
iatin twenty inches wide, one-quarter
Such beadwork as the buyers have
brought back with them from the
other side has never before beea seen
jn trimming counters, according to the
New York Sun. The beads include
many metallic efieets with all the rich,
i deep colors of the American Indians
and the characteristic combinations of
Roumania and Bulgaria, but they also
come in the daintiest and loveliest
evening blends, that remind one of the
tintb of rare paintings. There are filet
grounds studded with gold and silver
beads and with pearls. In fact, in the
gold r.nd silver bands and jeweled ef
Tects the variety is wonderful. And
:he tunics and waist garnishments are,
.? re in the same wide choice of beau
itul bead and Jewel combinations,
aften with gold and silver <;?oth ein
broh'Cred with bead? r.nd tinsel.
Risked Life for Comrades.
A story of wonderful heroism in the
rescue of the stokehold staff of the
destroyer Kangaroo after an explosion
of a steam pipe was related a few
days ago at the inquest at Haslar
Hospital. Hants, Kr.gland. on the two
men who were killed?Chief Stoker
Henry Hutfled. and First Class Stoker
Ernest William Fryer. Members of
the crew, the commander Included,
descended with towels round their
headt nto the inferno of steam to en
dearer to rescue the sufferers, but Hut
field and Fryer had been killed in
stantaneously from asphyxia by the
scalding steam. The pipe that burst
was a bent branch pipe, which had
been straightened out by the pressure
of the steam
When It Went Wrong.
"He told her that ha would gladly
die for her."
"The same old bluff. Did it catch
"No. 8ha toid hin abe would glad
ly let him."
"Jtpeon is one of the moat neighbor
ly persons I ever saw."
"Is that ao?"
"Yes. He seema determined, sooner
>r later, to borrow everytlhng 1 poe
No other place like Red Iron Racket
J. C Burns ?V Co.
Mountville, July 8.?Mr. S. N. Crisp |
and Miss Ella John Lloyd surprised n
number of their friends lust Wednes
day evening when they went to Cross
Hill and there, at the home of the of
ficiating minister, Hcv. .1. A. Martin,
were joined in the bonds of holy wed
lock. They were accompnnled by sev
eral of their immediate relatives and
friends, who witnessed the marriage
ceremony. Mr. Crisp la a son Mr.
and Mrs. William R. Crisp and one of
our successful young merchants. Miss
Doyd is the youngest daughter of Mr.
J. Lawrence Boyd. a leading farmer
and merchant near White Plains. The
happy young couple have the best
wishes of many friends in their new
relation of life.
As had already been announced last
Thursday. Independance Day was cel
ebrated here with a big barbecue giv
en by the members of the Methodist
church. A good dinner had been well
prepared and a large crowd of men,
women, and children were In attend
ance. Hon. J. T. Johnson, the speak
er of the day, failed to come, but a
number of county candidates were
present, privately seeking the unbias
ed suffrages of the dear and liberty lov
ing people. Every one was in a good
humor and the occasion was one of
much social pleasure. The net profits
from the dinner and other refresh
ments were about $50. In the after
noon two games of ball were played
between Mountville and Waterloo. In
the first contest the game easily went
to the local team by a score of 11 to
1. In the second bout the visitors won
by a score of 7 to 4. Mountville:
Watts and Culbertson end Thornton.
Waterloo: Pinson and Simmons and
The heavy rains of last week have
kept the farmers from their work some
time and grass In some places is mak
Mr. Tom Bonham, the soap man and
noted violinist, gave us a few hours
call laat Friday. His musical members
are still nimble and In his hands the
bow and finger board become musical
ly talking apparatuses.
p. o. receipts incre.ysim;.
Healthy Growth in Trade at Uncle
Sam's Place of Business.
As an indication of the steady
growth of Laurens can be noted the
increase in postal receipts within the
past year and also within the past
few months. During the year end
ing June 30th. Uncle Sam's business
here showed an increase of $6r>6.9">
over the receipts of last year. During
the past quarter ending June 30th.
the receipts increased from $2,240.42
during the same quarter last year to
$2,730.03 this year, which is quite a
handsome Increase. Business is
picking up with Uncle Sam in every
department except the savings bank
and It is said that business is "kinder
dull" there. Cashier Jack McCravy
forgot several months ago that he was
a bank cashier and hasn't thought
about it since.
Carloads of Plate Glas*.
Speaking of carload shipments of |
merchandise awhile ago, what do you
think of a carload shipment of plate
glass? Messrs Wllkes & Co., has just
received one of those same things to
be used in the front of their handsome
new store building, while another car
load came for Mr. Gibbon Traynham's
building some time ago. While a car
load of plate glass sounds like a
whole pile of glass, as a matter of
fact the Wllkes car consisted of only
four pieces, but they are whales. Two
of them measure 13 1-2 by S feet while
(two others measure 10 1-2 by 8 feet,
i The pieces were so large that it re
quired the space of an entire flat car
to hole; them with their necessary
braces. These are the largest plate
glasses ever seen in this section.
During the summer months mothers
i of young children should watch for
? any unnatural looseness of the bow
j els. When given prompt attention at
, this time serious trouble may be avoid
ed. Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy can always be
depended upon. For sale by all deal
Hoping for the Beat.
"Now that we are married," said
the pretty chorus girl, "what do you
propose to do?"
"Why." replied tha son of the mil
lionaire. "I think we had better keep
tt secret until I can get a good chance
to break the news to the governor
when be is in a pleasant mood."
"But how long is tt likely to be be
fore he gets Into that kind of a
"It's hard to tell. The ato-k mar
ket Is bad. but let us hope tor the
best. He may win a dollar or two at
poker some night before the week is
I onded ."
Buy It now. Cbamberlaii.'s Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is al
most certain to be needed before the
summer is over. Buy it now and bei
p. spared for such an emergency. For ?
sale by all dealers.
. THE LANDING OF
Great Scenic Production of the Moving
Picture World to be Shown Here.
A Magnificent presentation of the Arrival of Christopher Columbus
upon the Shores of North America. The most expensive, the most
Wonderful Graphic and the most Elaborate Film ever made,
At The Moving Picture Show
Thursday, July 18th.
Show to Begin at 1 o'clock.
As this is a Picture of such Great Historical Interest, it is hoped that
the Men, Women and Children (especially the children) of
the entire county will take advantage of it.
Come in the Afternoon and Avoid the Rush.
The Coming of Columbus was produced by the Selig Polyscope Co. and on
tailed an outlay of over $50.000.00 in money, and three years of time. It is
acknowledged to bo the most expensive, the mose elaborate and most wonderful
graphic moving picture film ever made.
The vital events in the life and discoveries of Christopher Columbus, who
gave a new world to civilization, are reproduced with historic exactness in
vivid, all enthralling scenes. To depict with perfect photographic exactness the
great events of history is an achievement to be numbered among the most mar
velous of up-to-date science. In these remarkable pictures Columbus and his
followers live, and breathe, and move. He pleads his cause at the court of Isa
bella. In the aeeourtivment of an admiral of Spain he stands upon the quarter
deck of the Santa Maria and leads his Meet of three caravels across the unknown
sea. He quells a mutiny in mid-ocean. He lands on the new world. He returns
to the court of Spain amid the enthusiastic pomp and glory of that day. He re
plies to a drunken courtier at the banquet at Barcelona, in which we see the
famous egg incident. We see him again in the new world amid the people he
had discovered, and finally we see him, dejected, broken in spirit, being taken
back to Spain in irons to answer to false charges which have been preferred
against him. The Columbus of these wonderful pictures is alive. It is as if a
camera had gone back, by some occult power, to the long forgotten ages and
there had visualized scenes forever departed.
The making of these pictures occupied three years of time, the most of which
was spent in gathering data concerning the life of Columbus, in order to secure
historical exactness in even,' detail. William X. Selig. President of the Selig
Polyscope Co.. spent a fortune to make this production a never-to-be-equaled
masterpiece. lie sent a committee of scholars to Spain. Here they spent months
gathering data. They secured the original log-book of Columbus and the person
al memoi r of Diego. Columbus' son. By signing a bond for $10.000.00 Mr.
Selig was able to bring these back to this country. From these authentic sources
of information, and aided by the Spanish government Mr. Selig was able to
build this picture in exact counterpart of the real events.
The ships of Columbus depicted in the pictures are the original caravels pre
sented to this country by the Spanish government. Mr. Selig signed a $100.
000.00 bond for the safe return of each of these vessels.' They were then repoint
ed. reeaulked. out-fitted with now sails and made seaworthy, before being used.
The cost of producing these pictures was over $50.000.00 and over three hun
dred and fifty people are seen in the east. Never before have any of the great
picture industries expended such a sum on a single picture, to be weighed and
judged by critical spectators as to its educational worth, historical value, dra
matic charm, and spectacular magnificence.
Perhaps the greatest endorsement which has ever been given any artistic
achievement along these lines, and certainly the highest honor thai can be paid
a moving picture manufacturer, has been accorded to this masterpiece and to
Mr. W. X. Si>lig. its maker.
His Holiness. Pope Pius X. was presented with a set of the ''Columbus''
films by Mr. Selig and after inspcting them carefully, the Pope was so pleased
with Mr. Selig's gift and what he had accomplished, that he sent by Father
Tonello, his personal blessings and praise, and in recognition of the greal opooll
which this picture is predicted to mark in motion pioture production, the Holy
Father sent to Mr. Selig a silver medal of beautiful design, bearing his likeness.
Feeling that even this was inadequate to express his full appreciation and desir
ing to award this "wizard of picture production" even further, he had a beau
tiful, much treasured ceramic, or art plaque, re moved from its place in the Vat
ican and sent to Mr. Selig.
Cardinal Gibbons and many other high church officials have viewed the pic
tures and they are unanimous in their praise of same. At private exhibitions
the films have been shown to many of the country's greatest educators, critics
artists and historians and so far no one has denied that the Selig Polyscope
Co. have produced a picture that it will be hard, if possible, to even equal.
The Knights of Columbus of Chicago were of great aid to the Selig Polvseope
Co. in securing the original Columbus caravels, which were used in the produc
tion and in preparing the historical data from which the scenario was written
The Chicago Historical Society also were of great assistance in this respect.
Prices Always the Same, 5c. and lOcts
D. R. LAVENDER, Manager.
Laurens, South Carolina