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PLENTY OF POTASH GOODS
0 & H Cotton'Grower
In fact, everythingin fertilizer
to be had this year.
C. W. McCRAVY,
Laurens - - - S. C.
FREEI FLOW1'li 51EE:1
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. 111,, TELL (Y1' AiOl'T ITI
No miatler wihte1lr you farni on:
arescale or only plant Vegetable',
or flowers in a siall way, you ne'al
1lastings' 1 98 Seed Catalogue. Ji.'s
rca dy now and we have a copy for
you absohutely free, if you write for it,
1entioning tIhe namte of this palper.
In addition to showing you about all
the varieties of vegetables. farm
grass, clover and flower seeds, our
catalogue tells how you can get free
five splendid varieties of easily grown,
yet beautiful flowers. with which to
beautify your home surroundings.
Good Seeds of almost. every kind
arc scarce this Season, and you can't
afford to take chances in your seed
1 1pply. 11astings' Seed are depend
t ble seeds, the kind you can always
depend on having "good luck" with.
You are going to garden or farm
tills spring. ''hy not Insure success
to 1ar as possible by starting with the
right seed? Don't take chances that
you do 10not have to in seeds.
Write today for lHastings' 1918 Cata
logue. It's free and will both interest
:ind help you to succeed in 191 S.-Il.
(". i.I S''INO S CO., Seedsniei, .itlani.
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Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IR ON. It acts on the Live:, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 60 cents
HUGH B. CUNNINGHAM
tC'l IN(IN EEII (M. A. S. C. E'S.)
"tIIlVEyS-DESIGNS AND C(ON
In Steel, Concrete, Wood.
9V ATE1tL00, - S. C.
'are Palmetto Hank, Laurens, S. C.
W. M. NASH
Terracing :: Leveling
Gray Court, S. C.
Undertakers and Embalmer
'Ils answeivredl anty hour dauy or nIght,
E mnpson,Cooper &: Babb
Attorneys at Law.
fltl1 P'ractlee In all State Court.
e'romlht Aitenltion Given All Basinesl
. 1. DIAL A. C. 'TODD
DIAL & TODD
At tornlevs at Law
Enterprise liantk linbldings,
L~aurenus, S. C.
P'RACTICid IN ALL COURT'iS
L onig T1 211im ~Ls Neg~otiated.
Blackwell & Sullivan
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
-enoept attenItlin given to aill buineDss
Mioney to loan ou IReal Estate
'acc Phone -' Residence Phone 91
Offic ..mons Building
. i. Feathaerstoneo W. II. K~nlghi
Attorneys at Law
Laurons, 8. C.
.a auIn as intrusted to Our Care
01I Have i'rfn~tt and Ogreful Atten.
Office over Palmettto Bank
.htr. Featherstonle will spend Wednes.
day of each week in Laurens.)
J. ROY CRAWFORD
h ~ SURVYOR
71at, Tracings, Bine Prints, Ete.
Alepihone 2604 Clinton. S. 0.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, South Carolina
M in Peoples Bank Buildingl '
FIRST HALL MARKS
Hieroglyphics Stamped on Gold
and Silver in 1300.
Guild Formed in Early Days to Pro.
tect the Buyer in the Matter of
Purity of Metal.
What- are the strange hieroglyphics
stamped on the back of silver articles
in 1ngland, and what do these marks
signify? This Is a question which has
often puzzled the inquisitive. A. tedi
Ous and technical subject, you say.
On the contrary, a most absorbing and
appealing one. Read here what an ex
pert In the matter of these markings
has to say, and he convinced,
"The first hall mark was used in
Paris in 1300. It was employed for
both gold and silver, principally the
former. Some goldsmiths had been
undlerselling others 22nd(1 as there was
no diifference in lihor or perfection
of <1el ail, ii was obvious I11t mucht
Inferior metal was being used. So ia
guild was founded to protect the huiy
er in tIhe matter of purity of metal.
'lhe guild spelled the 'Patris touch,'
which meant that a certain standard
of Inetal was to be ma)intained.
"About 1327 i stir took place in
England for a slightly different ren
son. Privateering off the const was
frequent, the result being that silver
vessels were brought back and made
either into coIns or other vessels. As
the product was of a lower grade than
the English standard, n goldsmiths'
guild was establishei there also, with
the rather awe-inspiring title of 'Orl
gin and Myste'ry 'r the Fellowship
Of Goldsmiths.' The guild specified
thinr standard metal must contain W95
parts of silver and 75 parts of copper.
Its members hall authority to travel
through the provinces of the United
Kingdom assaying sliver vessels, and
if any specimen wns not ip to stand
ard it was confiseated or a fine of dou
ble its value was imposed on the
mnker. .o Vg
"When a piece was made it wall
the custom to send it to the guild
hall. There it Was nasayed and if
found to be of the proper proportion
It was stamped with the English hall
mark, or as it was then called, the
'gulldhall mpirk,' conmonly referred to
as 'the king's touch.'
"A leopard's heard was the first mark
employed in England and the maker
also was privileged to place his own
stamp upon it, which generally con
ststed of the first two letters of his 1
surnanme. As so few people were 21ble
to rend, most of the tradesnen had 4
signs which they pinced on their pro- I
ductions, hence the modern .tradet
marik. In 1-150 thlie guilk4110hall dd a1
letter marking the year that a piece
was made, bult as the full alphabet
was not used, the dlate is very diflicult
I il termine. Lnter the leopard's
head was changed to a lion passant,
whleh in turn gnve way to a lion's
hedl erased with a figure of Brit
"The collectoir of old silver must
look oitt for the 2nethod of 'glorify
ing' used by unscrullu 1s denlers who
('ut th lit l 1)11marks ot of obl4 spoons
or forks And fit thir into 21 big piele
to mislend the unwary. It is extra
orlinary 1:1t s0 mu11h good .,! 4 ng
1ish silver has1 suived,'t cons5ider)ingl
thle vie'5lies thbrouigh wich it haiis
paussedl. Tni the Wa~Vhrs of t he Roses, for
12ns2)ance4. m1tteh1 1112214 was confiscented
a ndl me4l t edi int0oinis for en rryinug 021
the st rife.''
Stones in Form of Cross.
Staur 'O ot is at enious42l inera~ll, 0or
sftone, fouund on~ly ini Vir'giin~ and14
Norti*2h ('arol)inn. 1not very' viilun21ble but
interesting5 on 2l ne)ronn(4u1t of ai iegenId that
n212 iichs to it. 'iTe name214 is fromu) tile
fireek sti21ur'4s, a1 0r05. Th'le stone4 it.
foundl in till form2 ofi ai cross, 01' some.
times(' a 11oubl14 ('ross. Another name 11211
for the1 stone' is the" "'firy sfton1,'' and1
this aliso re'2lts to 114 thelege'd that
the' faiIir's iin tg inl I he4 (1ve'S of the
mountains,118 02n hiearinlg thle 8(nd1 uigs
of thle death) 1o(f Christ faishioned l tese
crosses as momentos110 of him11. There''4
22n) 214 foir fill stone0s as l'uious1 2and1
t hely are'C wornI 218 wate charms i11 or on1
chaitins wvithi lockets.
Wouldn't -Be Sighted.
The' prnc(ipal) of a) soll once' had
Ol'enlsion~ to lick at very refractory pu.
ii. It was veryP nien'ger pun1ishmt,101
btai the cihildI comi~ined4' to) his fahe4r
when42111 he 'lwen t hme' 2that day1. Thue
niext d1ay3 the falther paidi till pr2incliplli
"'I und1(erstflnd," 21 sa1id th iatt paret.
"1tha1t you1 lil'ked4 my1 bioy yes5terdaiiy.'"
"WVell," saId the father. "I wnut you
to know that 1 am21 (on1 of the largest
taixpayelrs ini tis pin1ce andi my1 ho(y is
en2title'd to as goodl a lic'kinig as5 an2y
other hoy gets. If youl slIght himn again,
you'll hlear from me in no uncertain
The rope industry is largely depend
ent itpon Russian, Itailan, American
andi Manila hemp, the latter beIng far
more used than any other, With the
exception of Manila, all these hemnps
are of the best fiber-that is, they are
obtained from the bairk of the piant.
The hemp is cut, dIriedl, andl then
etacked in bundles. Later, it is again
sprendi out and exposedi to dew, frost
and suni, a process that rots the gums
bindlng the filaments. Tie dry inner
woodly ppart of the atem1 thlen falls off
andi laves the flirous strips ini con
dition to be cieaned and blalodi for
Mrs. Elizabeth No.1'ttt ('heek. *
* * * * * S* * * . *. . .
On the night of Fl")ruary 1.1, 1918,
we received the sad news: "Granduta
has passed away". Our hearts were
very inttch grieved, but we knew she
had lived a long and useful life. She
passed away al thedtote of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Anna \\est. suffering only a
Grandma was born .May 31, I8:2, and
her childhood days were spent In the
I' airview commutnity. Ilier family
mu1st have been the ha ppiest and most
rongenial family anywhere, for cuile
often she would speak of miother and
the other lttnltetrs of tlie family Witlh
the highest regar1ds. The fanilly con-.
sistedl of six children, four girls and
twVo boys. In early tomanhotd slt'
was nira'rited to .Jaes \V. Check anid
It y lived t o 'thel only a few years.
for he was lal led to serve ini the war,
id died of fever in Charlesl on il INt;I.
lIna; ine if you can, the dilliculties
w~hiebh confronted hier and the situa
lion whicb s 11 wa called upon to
mOn I' to r i t't el theml I rl tequirael
strenirth., lath aint a gret'1 Il, heart
how wet she tuh them all.
G randina bore her ailliethion wvith a
'rislit n fortitude' that was beautiful
1I behold. t h was a woman of n
u sual physical, as wetll as mlental
figor, before her aIllietion came on.
11111 she retained her Itonlnl Vigor to
the very last,
One of her chief delights was in
having aboul her, her kindred and
riends. Grandta's life was beatoitt
ul, noble and pure, because she trust
d it all to Gmod.
Often do we struggle wvith the hard,
incar1ing ;World , for the swetl, deep
secur"ity we felt when of anl evening
A*e listened to somne quitet story, toid in
tt' tender untiring Voice---never ('at
re forget her sweet smiling face.
fears may pass since we laid her
tway, yet still her voiee whispers
10111 the grave antd her eye watches
W1'e Ithave saved the best for Ite last.
randm(11a was a. sti'ong, htaippy, 'lhr's
aion. P'raying liople never left her
10om1 without being asked to read tIh
Scriptures and pray with her. Slit'
Vas a itmmer of the Friendship Pros
)yterian chaurch, having givenl her:
heart to (od when a young girl.
We laid her body to rest in hlit
hurc'h-yard of Rabun, by the side of
let' husband, there to await the Ilesur'
Ma rie and Lizzie .\ahon.
DAY OF WASTE IS ENDED
Every Sort of Refuse Now Being Made
Use Of in Some Way In
how to avoid waste is to lie one of
hie lessons of the econoamy emnmpaign,
and nt the ininistry of' food plans arc
wcing elabor'atedl. In one dlepartment
he visitor many see samaplesi of Oils
roni lish-waste, potatsh frot banana-i
talks, fats fr.m,, slaiut tlgli er-h.touise ref
ry f' l lis h~l 'i' l and git for 34 oul't1ry1
rim unsontilIs h, e tas from lds
Iln! tand ji 'senps and 'is infetnt'i pow-t
A1 I l'eroviild litmyldr ias o lltea
bex lolinfitol paed r m ntttlt year'1 blut
ttriinl ha' plan.()Otorts o extracing p Iutry
\'lia 1'eorytIll t tsw l Itosi 1114niis
'itiliiot :it s ot t itghatm speli ze11
nrI retng ironl '11 iutnofs iunc1oiled t
ri apaneu e Nteelm a Product ur..
nhg'ol t'epeenit yeartlit teovrd -y100
rnlns t,'i intire~tt rsyn refullse, 1t
Gints o i s Ii'yternatital tio soalaging
:he 88,00y- s ltro und o ase thte, lawnt
Areguntr odng todieter. Jape Aye
tlstip' d ithrt the reist itht oft ast
wes re produed, li thiton to dried
IO0tol reckene thati~ the al ond
nidustbis tal woks Tn Jpa St0eeo
rue o.une out 22,000 tonsd ta
Tnnally 25elWrk.4000 tonsf;ppe the
Narayk Dockrytin Cho in,00tonthe
lthitn hatsttt Stnerela Vorks 10,000nt
Tale ANvtsern qot ea ould as
anstt ate bt lel hofl the old~ yea
3rdinary tradet.anel Comprhned to(
myrolltg ergnitzatison Increah may
l0 percat.inf tis ateistricrea-Lndo
minineu, 98isa e Commrer Re
year atles808~,000 tons rossaet.
The Thrift Car $795
To use this efficiency car is good business
and means good health,
The more highly people value their time and
money the more Overland sales increase.
The Overland sales in this section demonstrate
the value and popularity of the car itself. It
makes friends of its users.
Buy yours now and have it ready for spring.
To wait longer may deprive you of your car.
Comfort, Service and Price
Light Four Model 90 Touring-Car
f. o. b. Toledo---Tax Free. Price subject to change without notice
DON. H. IRWIN
LAURENS, S. C.
NE SPRING ARRIVALS
MINTER CO. DEPARTMENT STORE
Almost every express and parcel post brings us a shipment of
the new goods bought by our buyers who have recently returned
from New York.
New Spring Dresses
One large shipment just in in all the newest Silks, Taffeta and Foulards.
$12.50, $15.00, $18.50, $20.00 and $25.00
New Coat Suits
In navy, grey, tan and Pekin, at
$15.00, $20.00, $25.00 to $35.00
New Spring Coats
Now is the time to get your Spring Coat. They are here in all the
popular colors and at attractive prices.
$12.50 to $25.00
See the new styles in spring slippers, black and grey.
$3.50, $5.00 and $7.00
Miss Padgett will arrive this week and will be glad to show you the
new Hats as fast as they arrive.
MINTER CO.DEPARTMENT STORE
LAURENS, S. C.