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i 'efet&ol oing
on, r. King'y New Discovery
sto ped i.
e heaing balsams soothe the
i tate membranes. the mild laxa.
tiye q46ality expel the cold germs, the
raw cough--strained throat is re.
lieved, the tight chest loosened, the
rasping cough eased, the cold is
For nearly half century Dr. Kings
New Discovery has been the stand.
rd remedy for coughs and colds, for
old and young. At all druggists.
W. M. NASH,
Terracing, Leveling, Drainage.
GRAY COURT : S. C.
Undertakers and Embalmers
cana e o lati e o. m
DR. W. F. FLOWERS
graduate with 12 Years Experience
Dentist and Surgical Work
Posey's Drug Store
B. R. TODD
3ngineering an. Contractin6
Land Surveys a Specialty
.enerte Work Skillfll-. done or
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A. G. iA RT
announces Ihat after .laailir 1, 1!1
he will he itssciate d withii
HAYNS'WORTUiI & l .\YNS\WOltTi I
for the practice of law.
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(reeiiille. S. C.
Sm spson,Coojper & Baib
Attorneys at Law.
WWl Practlee in all State Court.
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DiAL & TODD
Attorney, at Law
Enterprise Bank Iiidlngs,
Laurens, S. C.
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H. S. BLACKWELL
Attorney at Law
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FEATH ERMTsONE, & I Ni I'
A ttorneys at Law
Laurens, 8. C.
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WHil llase l'rompiit andti Careful Alten
Office over P'almeitto Jiank
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day of each week in iLauren's.)
Notice oif l.0t. Stock.
To all whioma it maiy concern:
TPhis is Itoc iel ify t hatI I have an
own Iwo slha;res of sloek ini Thec lau
rens TIruast Comnpanyv of I2airnis, sa.
heting or~iinal ((ertilientP No. I I1 an
that saidl cerli llen a has een lost o
-desltroyedi andi I dles ire a n(w Clirfilient
of1 slock Io b i :11nedI t e iln pinte
You are it notu Ihu:0 I IO!
make a n to th :' ou
D~ated this "4ndI ldav (f November, I19 1
OST things Deacon took as
7 they came, and with great
* R calmness of spirit, for he
was an even-tempered old
horse, whose disposition a
/1 *' dozen years, filled with
/ the usual allotment of
* equine adversity, had
thoroughly seasoned. Yet
now he was pawing and
stamping as impatiently g8
any four-year-eod. At If
tervals he would stretch
his neck, thrust forward
his old white nose, and in
dulge In a complaining
whinny. There was reason for Dea
con's restlessness. More than an hour
ago he should have been on the move,
but here he was still waiting in the
post office shed, and never a sign or
word from his driver. Deacon, yoitt
understand, pulled Uncle Sam's mail
over Rural Free Delivery Route No. 2,
Havertown p. O. He had pulled it for
three years, and he was fairly well
versed in the business. At any rate,
he knew that it was past his starting
time. Long before had the sway
back sorrel on Route No. 1 taken the
road. The pert little bay mare on No.
S had followed a few minutes later.
Yet here was Deacon, with the heavi
est and longest route of them all, still
standing idly in the shed.
Inside, in the Havertown post office,
were a number of men whose frame of
mind was worse than Deacon's. One
But Deacon Would Not Turn.
of them was the postmaster himsell
In the first place, the simultaneous at
rival of a three-foot snowfall and th
bulk of the Christmas mail was ha
enough. Next came the dlisabling a
one of his best drivers, and the disemo
cry that twvo substitute carriers wer
out of town. Well, thie postmnaste
said things. Dan Swee~ney, driver c
No. 2 route, was disabled beyon
dloubt. There he was sitting on
pile of mail sacks, his back against
steam radliator, his face white un
, drawn out of shape by twinges <
rheumatism. He had dragged himsel
down to the office, but that was a
ho could do. Now, although he shoul
have been sent back to bed, he wa
sorting the mail for his route.
- "The Christmas mail, too !" groana
Dan. He had a conscience, Dan has
andl his heart was in his work.
It was a sight of the great pile
packages whleh made Danny gron
deepest. They were more to him thu
simply so much fourth-class matte
these string-tied boxes andi bundle
They were Invested with somethir
besides the statute-gua rded sanctil
11 of the United States muail, for whi<
Dan Sweeney had no light respect. Ii
knew that each one of them carrit
not only mnerchandlise b~ut a subt
freightage of the goodily holiday spirn
the joyful sentiment of Christmastid
IAnd to think, just because of th
plaguey rheumatism of his, many<
them might not be dlelivere~d until ti
holiday was over with, when thi
- wouild come lagging alonug, as stale i
firecrackers on the 5th of July 1 I
''There !" said Danny at last, to tI
-office clerk whou waus to attempt il
task, "you stouw thle packages in ju
a that ordIer and do your best to fiu
r where they go. Ol1, IDeacon'il tal
e you over the route aill r'ight if y'ou gi
I him is head01. le knows it likec
Ho (lhe Christmrus rmnii wai s fInal
.star:ted out over !! Il No. 2, D~eac
tutrned lf an iriirin-: ,ee 01n the am
thie r'i w- we:~ ithI lkznne
No sooner had they reached Joel's
road, where the route began, than
Deacon realized the Inexperience of
.the new man. Why, he was actually
going to dIrive right past. the Powers'
.place, an ,the Power-:algistfite y
had matl of Sn'oie kind, even I
wasn't uoere than a poultry magazine
or a seed catalogue. After one or
two such mistakes Deacon took charge
of things himself. From house to
house he wont, stopping wherever be
had been in the habit of calling,,walt
ing until the new carrier (md,, ,wgo
lived there and had looped throug' let
ters and parcels to see If he had any
thing -for - them.
All the forenoon and all the aftet
noon this went on, but when the. red
sun went down in the frosty west. there
still remained half a hundred letters
and more than a peck of packagesfo
be delivered. The new. man,was.hun
gry and tired; but'heas ri iittr.
So be begged some hay and oats for
Deacon, borrowed a lantern, and to
gether they starte4 to finish the route.
As for Deacon, his old knees were
stiffer than ever, his shoulder muscles
ached, his flanks heaved like a pair of
blacksmith's bellows, but he plunged
on, never skipping a single house, I
never hesitating at a roundabout half
mile, doing his whole duty quite as
thoroughly as if there had been some- I
one behind to urge him on Instead of
a cold-numbed clerk, who had no
longer even touched the reins. At last
only one letter was left, a thick, bulky
one in a blue waterproof envelope,
bearing a foreign postmark. "Josiah
Braisted, Esq.," was the address.
"Braisted, eh?" muttered the clerk.
"Wonder if the old horse knows where
Evidently Deacon did, for he was
plowing through a big drift, heading
straight out on the Boston road into
the darkness. For ahead, on the top
of a long hill, the clerk could seeothe
lights of a big house. There were no
other lights between. Miles behind he
c'ld l make out the glow of the city.
The clerk wished he could be back
there, where o'e could I' warm'l again
and get something hot to eat. With
niumh lingers he pulled out his watch.
Ilul f-past nine! Why, it would take
them a gooid two hours to drive back
Iow! 1liraisted he 11:1uged ! Ile could
get his letter after Christmas.
So he graIbid the reins and I ndi
entel to I eneon a desire to turn
around. But Deacon would not turn.
1'1u11 on the rein as he mlight, Dencon
would only swing his head about,
keepting his legs moving straiight
:uhead. Bty much shoutinug andi sawinig
on the relns Denecon wais stopped.
Then the new diriver wanded (out to his
head, took himix by the bits and tried to
lint thie horse the other waiy. Dea
con refused to budge. Those lights on
theit top of the long lill marked the end
of the route, and Deacon knew it. And
to th~ose lights they wient. "JTosiah
Braisted?2" asked the driver curtly of
the yo~ung womian whot ansI.wered his
"Oh, it's come, it's come !" she
shouted to someone within, as she held
Sout, her hand eagerly for the letter. I
S Never before had he seen so much
excitemient caused by the d'elivery of
a letter. In a moment there were three
or four persons in the front hall, all
f talking at once.
S"Do you think it will save him, doe
Itor?" asked the anxious-faced old
d laidy who had followed the girl to the
"It will if anything will, I guess,"
d answered a stout, bearded man. And
lie mounted the stairs to see the pa
tient in the upper room.
Then they insisted that the half
frozen clerk come inside and have
Ssomething to eat. Deacon? Oh, they
a would take care of Deacon. They did
'all this and more. It seemed that this
' letter had been long expected, and was
gsadly needed, for it came from a prod
yigal son to a very sick father. It had
I'its effect, too.
Of course the clerk told them of
dDeacon's heroic stubbornness, of how
the old horse had insistetd on going
to the very end of the route when
h*le had tried to turn himu back. Josiah
IBlraisted, Esq., heard the story during
e "I must tell my son about that when
T~ he comes home," lie woultd repeat as
" they told him of the part D~eacon
io played in the story. "We ou~ght to do
something for that oltd horse," lie said.
IC They (lid, too. The oflice clerk, who
0 will first shuow you a handsome gold
st watch, tells the story best, always end
iding with, "And 01(d Deacon, why, he
CC lives out thiere on the Braisted place
like ai thoro'~ghibred. Ie's in clover,
a lie is."
"WVell," Daon S'wei'eby will add, "it's
lv no moort'n he deserves. Old Deacon
wvas e. righttv got horse in his ay,
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Make thi your Clytstmas gift store. You'll save yourself a lot of
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all descrip ion,/here is an acceptable Christmas gift here for everyone.
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Pearl.Strings Men's Cuff Links Men's Scarf Pins
Manicure Sets Men's Watches Diamond Rings
Military Sets Lockets Bracelets
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