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BRODIE L. I)IJi(E
DI S AT DURILAM
Wealthy Tobacco Manufacturer and
Financier Succuiiibs to Long Iblness.
Durham, N. C., Fel6. 1.-Brodie L.
Duke, retired millionaire tobacco man
ufacturer and financier, died at his
hohe hero tonight. H-e had been iII
several months and was unconscious
during the last three weeks.
-Mr. 'Duke was one of the founders
of the tobacco business that has made
his family famous. Born in Orange
county, N. C., September 17, 1846, and
returning from tho Civil War in his
'teens. Mir. )uke began' peddling tobac
Co. Wheti his father, the late Wash
ington L. Iuke, returned from the war
they went into the tobacco business,
beating the cured product luto smok
ing tobacco. From .this small business
grew the W. i)uke and Sons Company,
and later the American Tobacco and
Liggett and Myers companies. lie was
a brother of James 13. Duke and Ben
Jamin 'N'. fluke, financiers-and tobacco
After the death of his father, 'Mr.
Duke sold a large part of 'his tobacco
holdings, though ho leaves an estate
estimated at more than a million dol
Mr. Duke had been married four
times. 'His first wife who .was Miss
Mable McMannen, daughter of a Pres
byterian minister of Durham, died
about 25 yearp ago. A few years later
At'. Duke married Miss 'Minnie-,Wood
ard, of Pasadena, Calif., who divorced
him. Mr. Duke's third wife was Miss
Alice Webb from whom be obtained a
divorce after they had been married
only a few months. The divorce pro
ceedings held in New York, created
widespread interest. -Mr. Duke charged
that through coercion and other meth
ods his wife had spent a large part
of his fortune, 1His fourth wife, rs.
Wylamla Rochelle iDuke, survives him.
TPhey were married in Washington,
D. C., In 1910.
Hesides his widow, Mr. )uke. Is sur
vived by tlree children, 3Mrs. II. I.
GoodaIll, of Iirhian; 'irs. Nathan 'l.
Brockman, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and
.B. Liwrence )ukc, of New York, all of
his first. union.
Don't 'Spoll a lood 3lead With a ild
If ia physician, -a specialist in atom
ach diseases, canme to you and said:
"I will fix ui1p that miserable, worn out
stomach for you or money back.
"I wil make it as good as new so
you wil not suffer front any distress
and can eat what you want without
fear or suffering, or money back,"
& would you turn down his offer?
And iwhen yotjgjt.,. rod .-Mi-o-na
stomach tablets, made frQpi, a prescrip'
tion bettor than many of the stomach
specialisOR know how to write, are you
goin- to be narrow minded and con
tinue to suffer from indigestion, or are
you going to be fair to yourself and
try .I\-o-na on the money back agree
Mi-o-na stomach tablets are offered
to you on this basis, that. if they (o not
put your stomach into such good shape
that there is no dizziness, sour stom
ach, billousness, sick headache, and
stomach distress, your money will be
retu rned. For sale by Laurens i)rug
(o., and all leading druggists.
FIlE N('l it ETIIED
TO'4 AVOID WAli
Vii ani Discloses Frenchl W1ililulrew
from Border to Preserve P'eace.
Paris, IFeb. .--On July 30o, 191-1, the
French~l government ordleredl Its t roops;
to ret irie eight or t en k1iomieters from
the fron Iter', having heard the German
troops wveie moving towvard It. Ilone
Vivian i, former premierm deelared In
the Chamber gof D~epumties last night
in the course of disclosures concerning
4 thle origin of the wvar wvhich never be
fore has been nmade public. M. Vi viani
was premier when, the wvar broke out.
"It was on .July :30 that the gov'
cranmeat of -which I was the chief, dc
3cidled that I' 'nch troops should
r'etire oighjt ten k Ilometers from
the fr'ontier," lie said. "1 requelst ed
Paul Caumhon (French ambassadoir in
Lonidoni) to wire to inform Slir Id
wvard Grey of, the measurie taken.
"E~ngland," I said. "will reaiize that
if France is firim, it is not sho w~ho is
taking nneasu res of aggression, Al
though) Gei'many has niovedl her
troops u p on her bat t he li no the gov
crnmenA of thle French republic in
tonds ~4demonstrate that F'ance as
w'ell as llussia bear's no r'eap ni'lt
fi' the Jut tack."
Th'ies remiinisceces of the imomen
tous d ,aof the lhst of July, 1914i,
caused 'the deputies .to arise and
cheer the former .premier.
"Couih we risk a nmurderous war
upon the chance meeting of patrols?
'We dlesiredl to proclaim high before
the world that if France wvere forced
'to fight she would (10 so foi' right
andl justice and1 not take advantage of
"Thei (withdroawalwas carriedl out
without meeting an yobstacle either
technical or military.
"had we m(;t with an observation
from (General JIoffire to .the effect the
menasur'e might eiidanger the faute of
the country, we should have iiot lies
t4 ted, .but wvould 'have kept the watch
t ho frontier. 'No objection came
from the gener'al."
* MADDEN NEWS. *
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Madden, Feb. 2.-Thero was more
than one person noticed if the sun
caine up clear Sunday morning. Why?
It was ground-hog day, you know, and
upon that important hogship depends
the weather for the next forty days.
An "ism", possibly, but the calendars
now carry conspicuously "ground hog"
(ay. To you who are so far superior
to old fogies and never think of such
things, I beg to tell you the ground
hog did not see his shadow when lie
first came out of his den,'but if lie was
kinder slow about trotting down the
inountain side, lie did in a few mo
What the outcome will be the -writer
is not prophet enough .to foretell. Let
us all hope he got a move on him
right at the start!
Our community was saddened on
Tuesday last when news caie that
Geo. I. .Brown was dead. Funeral ex
ercises were conducted by his pastor,
Rev. Jas. R. Williams Wednesday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock attended by a large
concourse of relatives and friends.
George was an exempllary young man,
of high ideals. BesikpaiPl fmmediate
family lie leaves many friends hwho
grieve hIs early death.
iiss Marie Madden left Saturday for
Piedmont College, where she enters
school. We wish her success.
Misses Sara Bryson, Grace Finley,
Louise 'Dean and Mattie Sue Wofford
and Messrs. Paul Finley, Claude Brown
and -James !Dean were callers at the
home of Mrs. Alay Madden Friday af
ternoon. They went (own to bid their
former schoolmate, Miss Marie, good
bye and to wish 'her gpod luck at col
Mr. Todd Thompson who s)ends a
good portion of his time in FlorIda, is
here with homefolks for a few days.
Mrs. Ella Moore and daughter, Miss
fless, were the Stunlday visitors of their
son anldbrothier, Mr. Thad Aloore, and
Friends of Mrs. John lTrown are
very much concerned over her condi
tion, though she is some better. Hier
daigjhter, Mrs. Herbert RoIper, is now
with lhe. \Ve trust sle will soon be up
1lias I-ettile Cunningham and Mrs. .1.
A. Wofford called at the home of Mrs.
lrown Friday morning.
Miss Janette Maefarland, an old
friend of 'Mrs. Brolwn's, came also to
spend the clay.
Mrs. Evie Bailey and little daugher,
Mildred, of Sedalia, sl)enlt severaldays
here last week with her mother, Mrs.
-1. C. Cunningham, and sister, Mrs.
Messrs. Wise Martin and Thurman
Finley are erecting a substantial ten
ant house on the farm of Dr. G| W.
'The family of Mr. W. it. Tiudgens.
of Laurens,'spent Sunday withl his fa
ther, Mr. T. S. Lilrgstol.
Mr. alnd Mrs. Z(nis Traynhain, of
\\'ool row\ Wilsoni, visited thelir brother
an 111 is Ieri, Mr. J1. ii. Power' and .\is.
Allison. Th'ley brought t heir miot her,
.\lrs*. Power, who is to spendi~ awhile
withu Mrl. P'ower and Aunt Mary.
'T'le flu eases are all better, aind
theure are nio netw ones. \Ve t rust that
lie 'yorst is ,over and th(igs wvill soon
be niormail againi.
Colds Cause Grip and Influenza
LAXATIVE B3ROMO QUiiNINET Talete remove the
cause. There is only ono "D~romo Qninine."
E. W. GROVE'S 8ignature on box. 30c,
Not ice is lhereby given that an elec
lion, uipon thle quiestlon of entering in
to a contract with the Recedy River
Power Co. for a pieriod of ten years for
lhe sutpplyinug of elect ric power to the
City of hau rens for li ght(ig and oth
er .pu rpores, at. thle rate of 2 I -2 cents
per kilowatt hour per' mouth, withu a
minImum paymenit for mionthi of the
lowest amounmt ((ue in any month of
first six months of cont ract, will be
hcld in the City of Laurenis on (lie
Ith (lay of Mar'ch, k. 1). 1919,
The 1)olig placl's and manuagers of
election are as ro 'lows:,
Fo adOnet th Opera IHouse;
Mainagers : Ch arh as hIcks, .Johnj $mithi
F~or Warad T V,. at lR. W. Mart in's
Stable; Managr's : l'. \V. Martain, John
Cunninigham aid .Jeff Chanicy.
For Ward Three, at Orr's Store;
Managers: Scott Templeton, Erskine
lihikely and WV. P. Powors.
For WVard Four, at Finney Hotel;
Managei's: George llopkins, J. M.
hF jicy and Johin ILngston.
For Ward Five, at Hicks' Stable;
Managers: B. M. Wolff. Henry Wright
ando Ed hicks.
For Ward Six, at the City Power Co.;
Manager's: PhIl Hu'ff, T. Mac Rojior
and Erskinme Todd.
'rho polls will 1be oponeed at the hoiur
of eight o'clock in the forenoon and
closed at the hour of four o'clock in
All electors vnting In favor of en
tering hlo, such rontract shall dlenosit
-In the box pirovided therefor a ballot
on which ther shlill lie printed em'
written' the word- "Shall the City of
T-aur'ens enter in'n 'h" eoiitract wIth
the Reoedy HRver ''" Co. for the
purchase of poe' ' r lighting and
other pu rpo; e - ' ' "'n for a terms
of ten years? '
All electora ' ' ' "Thut entering
into auch~ contr--' ' -"~ "nosit a bal-.
lot on which th - 'i' he lrinted or
writton ha1 war" "C"' " m theity of
Taurens enter into the contract with
the Reedy River Power, Co. for the
purchase of power for lighting and
other purposes of said town for a term
of ten years? No."
No person shall be allowed to vote
at said election who has not been reg
ularly registered as an elector ac
cording to law.
Books of registration for the regls
tering of voters will be opened by R.
F]. Babb, Supervisor of Registration,
at his ofilce in Laurens, South Caro
lina, on the 3rd day of February, 1919,
and shall remain open until the 21st
(ay of February, 1919, at the hour of
twelve o'clock noon, wlien the same
shall be closed.
The production of a certificate of
registration from the Board of Regis
tration of Laurens County, entitling
the applicant to vote in the polling
precinct within the incorporate limits
of the 'City of Laurens, shall he a con
dition prerequisite to obtaining a cer
tilleate of registration for this election
together with proof of res dence of the
applicant within the: limi of the City
of Laurens for four mont ISa precedIing
the date of this election And the pay
ment of all taxes assessed against him
due and collectable for the previous
The managers conducting said elcc
tion shall make their return as to the
result thereof to the City Council of
the OQty of Laurons as required by law.
Dated this the 30th day of January,
A. D. 1919.
C. M1. BABB,
J. R. WOltKMAN,
City Clerk and Ti'easurer.
LIcenso Fee for Traffic in Seed Cotton
and ITnpacked Lint Cottn In the
County of Laurens, S. C., for
the year A. 1). 1919.
State of South 'Carolina,
County of baurenis.
Pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly of the State of South Caro
lina approved ile 18th day of Febru
ary, 1905, therefor providing:
lHe it resolved -by the County Board
of Commissioners of Laurens County,
in the Stato aforesaid, in regular an
inal meeting assembled, That the li
conse for traille inl seed cotton or. unI)
paeked lint cotton within the limits
of ai deounty for, and during I he
period beginiii!g the 15thI day of Au
!ust, and ending the 20th day of De
@loer of the year A. D. 1919, be and
the same is hereby fixed in the sumn
of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars.
All licenses to be Issued by the
Clerk of Court of said County, as pro
vided by law.
Done and ratified at Laurens Court
House, S. C.. this the 9th day of fJan
uary A. I). 1919.
, JNO. ). W. WATTS, Supervisor,
J. 1). .\lC, Clerk. 3M
Cleaners and Dyers of Wearing Apparel and House
hold Furnishings of All Descriptions.
WE DYE AND LEAN ARMY CLOTHES
Parcel Post andFhpress Shipments Given
FOOTER'S DYE WORKS, Cumberland, Md.
DR. CHAS. A. CROMER
GRADUATE VETERINARY SURGEON
Service Day and Night Charges Reasonable
Will Appreciate Your Patronage.
Office at Posey's Drug Store
GOSAILD CORSETS PiCTORLA, PATTERNS
Are front lIIeling. niey are comfort.- . 'a "Ii"tA' AkERN
able aid Ildd so niiel to the style of .re carried li stoek. Ask for P I
your dress or stilt. Price $2.50 to $5.00. torial Patterns-prices 15e, 20c and 25c
New Spring Suits and Caps.
Drop in to-day and Take a Try-on of these- New
Garments. They are Nifty Styles for Spring.
Ilave you sceel the new Itiffelgs for
Coenars and Confs. nhey add to the Ladies' Sui~ts!.
looks of your Serge Dress.S
We are displaying fifteen or twenty New Spring Suits.
We have received our first shipment They are nifty in style and just the Suit you want for early
of Lades' Spring Silts. These Suits
see styles and at reasonable Spring wear. The colors are Navy, Tan and Grey made of
and P arle r. Serges and Porie Twill. Prices $27.50 to $45.00.
Have youl tried the Dove UndeLIIIriis-.
llins,. (Aiiiwns, Skirts, and Envelope
Chemise. Our first shipment is now The New Cape Coat
freid it ailed--Takes the lead in Spring wraps. They are new and stylish.
Theliu'r's We are showing Cape Coats in Navy, Tan and Grey at
Boy's Wash Suits in stripes an11d plain1
co'lors, sizes from :1 years to 7 years. $25.00 and $35.00,
Fifty I'le-ces of nenl Dress 44inghiami s
lin spring patterns, larg-e p1laids and1B ys a h Su~s*
stripes for ladies and children's dress.
Inspris at s Jxordshae arrl1(ed. They
"Mothers Friend" Boys' Wash Suits now on sale. They
3.1". hiths flirst shipment. of Laides, came in stripes and plain-t03ors for Boys from three years
1,11111114 111141 Oxfordus hiaive Irllit'uI.4 'lvy to six years, and the colors are absolutely Tub Proof. Price
atre ntifty stylti's lit black 1114 taii kids,II
Iith0 low and high heel. $2.50 to $5.00.
Dove Undermuslins Gowns, Skirts and Envelope Chemise made from
Long Cloth and Nainsook. Dove Undermuslins are made by the best
Undermushn Manufactories in the United States and are sanitary.
Ladies' Gowns, price $ 4.50, $2.00 and $2.50 each
Ladies' Muslin Skirts $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 each
Ladies' Envelope Chemiee $1.50 and $2.00 each
Ladies' Muslin C irCovers 35c., 0c. and 75c each'
Dress G ingham!
Fifty piece/N~w Spring Dress Gingham in large Plaids for Ladies'
and Children's Spring Dresses. These are the best quality and the
colorp are "Tub Proof and Sun Proof."
For- JMae aulCire.Oron Hos. L~5AURENShJ S. C. --0'~OTT0m.
lery Ia hosing of lie better kInd. Wear 11D Y~ iiitii~wt t31 o
ou Wear lie best-silk A GOOD PLACE TO TRADE -e~ The~Lhc~riarfn-' .