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LAURENS. 8. C, Dec., 10, 1003.
Abolish the Lien Law.
The lien law should be abolished.
The lien law should be abolished by the
general assembly at its approaohing
session. At least legislation involving
its early abolition should begin. The
necessity is immediate. It is urgent.
It is here.
The farmers of South Carolina should
be permitted to control their own la
bor. The labor question his in recent
years come to bo the vital one with the
people who plant. It is of more ar.d
noaror importance now, at this mo
ment, than even the price of fertilizers
or, for that matter, than the price of
cotton. The efficiency of negro labor
has sadly deteriorated. Moreover, It is
comparatively scarce. Kor years it
cannot command higher wages for the
plain and positive reason that higher
wages do not enhance its value to the
employer. Higher wages to white
men as a rulo result in larger produc
tion. It is uuforlunate but it is true
that higher wages, whether paid In n
larger part of the crop or by lessening
rent, to negroes multiplies loafers and
shirkers and adds to the sales of whis
Any able bodied white man who is
industrious and honest can obtain cre
dit. There is no reason to fear that de
serving whlto farmers, no matter how
poor, will find difficulty in "getting
along" without giving liens.
Tho Men law is ruining the morals of
our people. A young man with no capi
tal begins to farm. He gives a lien. If
the crop partially falls, the lien holder,
to protect himself, must sieze all the
produce in sight. The lien merchant
is compelled to sell at high "fine"
prices. The risk requires it. The
young man, aftor being "sold out," has
a debt over him for the coming year.
The debt increases. It bears interest.
Ho becomes discouraged. He sees no
relief in the future. He grows desper
ate. He begins to dodge creditors. He
pays nono save tho lien holder and
pays him ODly because he canuot dis
pose of the crop without risking a term
on the chain gsng. The sense of ob
ligation has left him. His conscience
is blunted to the fact that a promise to
pay binds his honor. This is not by
any means the history of every man
who gives liens but it is the history of
a large proportion. Consequently, the
lien pystem h*as developed a class of
people whom nobody will trust for a
nickel unless they are held in the
dutches of a lieu or chattel mortgage.
These people are for tho mcst part not
to bo b'amed. They are tho victims of
a system which may have had some ex
cuso for its existence 30 years gone.
That excuse has passed away.
The young farmer who begins life
determined to build up a reputation for
meeting his obligations and lives up to
it will always be welcomed by the gro
cer and the dry goods man.
Thk Advertiser's purpose is to
thoroughly agitate this question in
Laurens County. We wish that it may
be a live issue in the campaign for
senator and representatives next year.
We have privately discussed it with
leading farmers during the past ten
days and without exception they say
that the lien's law repaal is the best
remedy at hand for improving the la
bor situation. We do not know the
views of our present senator and re
presentatives but we greatly hope that
they agree with The Advertiser
and that they will earnestly endeavor
to correct the evil at the next session
of tho legislature. It is at least in
their powor to commence a discussion
that will spread throughout the state.
Meanwhile, The Advertiser In
vites the citizens of tho county, the
farmers especla'ly, to express ihelr
views through The advertiser. a
dozon or two brief letters published
over the names of honest men would
do a world of good. At any rate it
shall not be The Advertiser's fault
if tho matter is not freely and fully
discussed. It is possible that the sys
tem should be ended gradually, that a
sweeping Act of abolition should nob
be enacted to take instant ofTecf, but
legislation looking to final and com
p'ete abolition is sorely needed. Tho
labor situation demands it.
Wo ropeat that the poor white man
will bo a larger gainer in the long run
than the large p'.tnter, should this
vlow prevail. It would not bo long be
fore the country would have ten men
whoso names would pass at tho bank
where it has one now.
Salaries Should Be Reduced.
In last week's Herald is a letter
signed "Reedy", the general burden of
which isthat the Interests cf the farm
ers are being neglected in matters of
taxation, that taxes are too high and
that the "Conservatives" are responsi
ble for it, and moreover, that the Con
servatives should be watohod. Re
formers should be seat to the legisla
ture next year. It contains other sug
gestions which may or may not be
in 1800 tho farmers were promised
lower taxes. The Farmers' Movement?
elected a governor, a new set of judges,
a prohibition legislature which gave
them a law which converted South
Carolina into tho largest whiskey sell
ing state in the South and kicked out
the Conservative or Ring Rule office
holders. The Reform movement later
hoisted its governor to the United
. States senate. That senator, so news
papers say, is now staying temporarily,
with his family, at the Raleigh Hotel
in Washington. This, we happen to
know, ia one of the "toniest" hotels in
Washington. The rate we believe, is
six dollars a day for each parson. We
do* not criticise Senator Tlllraan for
Ithis. In faet we ar.e delighted that he is
not stingy in Washington and that he
is able to hold up his head and spend
his monoy freely. It would not be to
Farmer Tillman's discredit if he spent
a million a year. Moreover if he can
beat the proud, rich, robbing and rot
ten railroads out of a few f-ee rides,
good for him.
Nevertheless, we are pained to con
fess that we cannot see how the misera
ble old Conservatives are responsible
for high taxes. They have not been in
power in 13 years. Some people say
Farmer Hey ward is or was a "Con
servative" bat he bas few of tho signs.
Hey ward is "a good fellow all right"
but he does not impress The Adver
tiser as being a Conservative of the
Wade Hampton or Johnson Hagood
type. That kind is gone, and we fear
gone forever. Beside?, Hoyward has
not boen Governor long enough to in
fluence the question of taxation ono
way or another.
The Advertiser Is willing for the
old time Reformers to have the legisla
ture and run the state. Their program
is to reduce taxes. They have had 13
years in which to do It. Give them 13
more. We suggest that ell salaries be
reduced. Let the legislature cut their
own pay to two dollars a day. Two dol
lars a day is first da's wages these
times. Let us have lower taxes.
By the woy, Clemson College was
the best achievement of the Farmers'
Movement. In our deliberate judg
ment it is the most valuable school in
the state. It costs about a hundred
thousand dollars a year. H is worth it
to South Carolina. It was established
for the benefit of the Farmers. It has
500 students. At last accounts about
au even half dozen of them wore study
ing agriculture. Charleston county,
whose farmors live in the city, sends
more boys to Clemson than any other
county, we believe. Nevertheless,
Clemson is a good college for farmers'
sons. It is not the tault of the college
that the sons won't study farming.
"Reedy" thinks legislators should be
elected who will support the dispeu
sary so as to give the state absolute
prohibition as Eoon as possible. Last
week the dispensary board of control
bought 172,000 gallons of whiskey for
Christmas. The News and Courier
point) out that this is nine drinks each
all round for every woman, man, child,
white, colored, black and mixed, In
South Carolina. There is at least a
fair prospect that the dispensary will
make prohibition not only possible but
inevitable out of South Carolina. The
time Is coining when tho whole world
will ilock to South Carolina for drinks.
South Carolina will soon be absorbing
?II the liquor that's made.
Ten years ago the cry was for $50.
per cap ta. We didn't get It. We got
"the something better" that Senator
Tlllman rsed to speak about in sub
treasury times?nine drinks per capita
Pay Your Uoctor.
If you were told that ono man must
be taken from your community and
tbat his place could not b^ supplied,
who would you least be willing to
spare? Your preacher? Your lawyer?
Your dentist? Or your doctor? Wo
think you would answer ' doctor." You
would not live in a community where
no doctor lived. When a'l the doctors
leave, so will you.
Which reminds us that every man
who is worth his salt will try to pay
his doctor's bill at thh winding up of
the year's affairs.
The doctor is the poorest collector on
earth. The preacher is far better. The
preacher as a rule sooner or later gets
every copper. The man who neglects
to settle with his preacher never hears
the last of it. Any man oan dodge the
doctor, especially tne country doctor.
They are all country doctors in meth
ods of collecting?ell about here. When
your small boy falls out of a hickory
tree and breaks his leg, how can you
have the face to send for a doctor to
set the limb when you haven't paid
him a cent in three years? If the doc
tors in this county were paid only one
third of what they earn, they would all
be comfortable. As a rule tho people
who don't pay are the people who can
and won't. The doctor is the most no
cessary of all men. A man may pract
ice religion without being a- preacher.
A man can't practice medicine and
surgery unless he is a doctor,
We do not believe in any heaven for
people who will'hot deny themselvea
oven tobacco in order to pay their doc
W ORST OF ALL EXPERIENCES .
Can anything be worse than to feel
that every minute will be your lar?t?
8uch was the experience of Mrs. S. H.
Newson, Decatur, Ala. "For three
years" she writes, "I endured insuf
ferable pain from indigestion, stomach
and bowel trouble. Death seemed in
evitable when doctors and all remedies
failed. At length I was induced to try
Electric Bitters and the result was mir
aculous. I improved at once and now
I'm completoly recovered. For Liver,
Kidney, Stomach and Bowel troubles
Eleotrio Bitters is the only medicine.
Only 50 cents. It's guaranteed by The
Laurens Drug Oo. and W. W. Dodson.
MR. WOODWARD HONORED.
Resolutions Passed by Rabnn Creek
Whereas, tho Rev. B. J. Woodward,
has served his connection with us as
preachor and pastor to go to other
fields of usefulness in the service of
our Lord and Master
Resolved 1: It Is with deep regret
and with a keen sense of the loss which
we, as a Ohurob, are called upon to
bear and that our loss of B. J. Wood
ward as pastor is almost Irreparable.
2nd: He has greatly endeared him
self to us as our pastor and preacher
3rd: To what ever Aild the Lord and
Master may lead him he will carry our
love and confidence in his Christian
oharaoter as seen while among us as
a true man oftGod.
4th: He has our prayers and best
wishes, praying the great God, the
head of the Church, to go with him and
his blessings there and giving/ him
physical and spiritual strength to labor
lonfr in the service of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, in whloh he to
5th: We lnitruot the Clerk to fur
nish Brother Wood wsrd a copy of these
resolutions and to have them published
In the County papers, the Baptist Cou
rier and South Carolina Baptist.
P. J. Ropkr,
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CHAPTER II. (CONTINUED)*
For sonio moments there was silence
fn the noisy conveyance. Outside, the
crack of tho driver's whip, Iiis hoarse
erl?s and tho uei'VO destroying crash
of the wheels produced impressions of
a mighty storm rather than of peace
"I am curious to know where you ob
tained tbo coin you lost lu the car yes
terday," she said at last, as If reliev
ing her mind of a question that had
been long subdued.
"The one you so kindly found for
me?" ho asked proerob.Inntingly.
"Yes. They are certainly iure in this
"I never saw n coin like It until after
I had seen you," he confessed. He felt
her nrm press his n little tighter, and
there was a quick movement of her
head which told him, dnrk ns it was,
that she was trying to see his face and
that her blue eyes were wide with
something more than terror.
"I do not understand," she exclaimed.
"I obtained tho coin from a sleeping
car porter, who said some ono gavo it
"Do i/ou tlilnk it dangcroii8f"
to him and told him to have a 'high
time' with it," he explained in her car.
"Ho evidently did not care for the
'high time,' " she said after a moment.
LTo would have given a fortune for one
gli npso of her face at that instant.
"I think l>o said it would be neces
sary to go to Europe in order to follow
the injunction of the donor. As I am
more likely to go to Europe than he, I
relieved him of the necessity nud
bought his right to a 'high time.'"
There was a long pause, during
which sho attempted to withdraw her
self from bis side, her little lingers
struggling timidly beneath tho big
"Are you n collector of coins?" sho
asked nt length, a perceptible coldness
in her voice.
"No. I nm considered a dispenser of
coins. Still, I rather like tho idea of
possessing this queer bit of money as
a pocket piece. I intend to keep it for
ever and let It descend as nu heirloom
to tho generations that follow me," he
said laughingly. "Why are you so cu
rious about it?"
"Because it comes Trom the city nnd
country in which I live," she respond
ed. "If you woro in a land far from
your own, would you not bo interested
in anything -even a coin?that remind
ed you of homo?"
"Especially if I had not seen one of
its kind slnco leaving home," he replied
"Ob, but I have seen many like it.
In my purso there are several at this
"Isn't it straugo that this particular
coin should have reminded you of
"You have no right to question mo,
sir," sho said coldly, drawing away,
only to bo lurched back again. In spite
of herself sho laughed audibly.
"I beg your pardon," ho said tau
"When did ho gtvo It you?"
"Tho porter, sir."
"You have no right to question me,"
"Oh!" sho gasped. "I did not mean
to bo Inquisitive."
"But I grant tho right. Ho gnvo it
me insldo of two hours after I first en
tered tho car."
"How do you know I got on at Deu
"Why you passed mo in tho aisle
with your luggage. Don't you remem
Did ho remember! Ills heart almost
turned over with tho Joy of knowing
that sho had really noticed and remem
bered him. Involuntarily ids glad fin
gers closed down upon tho gloved band
that lay beneath them.
"I bollevo I do remember, now that
you speak of It," ho said In n stifled
voice. "You were standing nt a win
"Yes, nnd I anw you kissing tboso
Indies good by too. Was ono of thein
your wife, or wero they nil your sis
ters? I have wondered."
"They?they were? cousins," he In
formed her confusedly, recalling nn in
cident that had been forgotten. Ho
hnd kissed Mary Lyons nnd Edna Bur
rnge, but their brothers wero present.
"A foolish habit. Isn't It?"
"I do not know. 1 have no grown
cousins," bIio replied demurely. "You
Americans have such funny customs,
though. Where I live no gentleman
would think of pressing a lady's hand
until it pained her. Is it necessary?"
In tho question there was n quiet dig
nity, half submerged In scorn, so point
ed, so unmistakable, that lie Hushed,
turned cold with mortification nnd has
tily removed the amorous lingers.
"I crave your pardon. It Is such a
strain to hold myself and you against
the rolling of this wagon that I un
consciously gripped your band harder
than I knew. You?vou will not mis
understand my motive?" ho begged,
fearful lest he had offended her by his
"I could not misunderstand some
thing that does not exist,.' sho said
"By Jove, she's beyond comparison 1"
"You have explained, and I am sorry
I spoke ns I did. I shall not again for
get how much I owe you."
"Your indebtedness, if thero bo one,
jfloes not deprive yon of the liberty to
?peak to pie ns roq will. You could
not say anything unjust without usk
ing uiy forgiveness, and when you do
that you more than pay the debt. It is
worth a great deal to mo to hear you
say that you owe something to mc, lor
I am only too glad to bo your creditor.
If there is a debt, you shall never pay
it. It Is too pleasant an nceomit to
bo settled with 'you're welcome.' If
you insist that you owe much to me, I
shall refuse to cancel the debt and al
low it to draw interest forever."
"What a fluaiiclorl" she cried. "That
^ost was worthy of a courtier's deepest
(lattery. Let me say nit I am proud
to owe my gratitude to you. You will
not permit It to grow less."
"That was either irony or the nreltl
est speech a woman ever titte* '? he
said warmly. "I also am curie*. ibout
something. You were reading over my
shoulder in the observation ear"?
"1 was not!" she exclaimed Indig
nantly. "How did you know that'/"
she Inconsistently went on.
"You forgot the mirror in the oppo
site side of the car."
"Ach! Now I am offended I"
"With a poor >'Ul mirror? For shame!
Yet. in the name of our Amorlcan glass
industry, I ask your forgiveness. It
shall not happen again. You will ad
mit that you were trying to rend over
my shoulder. Thanks for that Immuta
ble nod. Well, I am curious to know
what you were so eager to read."
"Since you presume to believe the
mirror instead of nie, I will tell you.
There was a dispatch on the first page
that interested mo deeply."
"I believe I thought as much at the
time. Oh, confound this road!" For
half a mile or more the road had been
fairly level, but, as the ejaculation In
dicates, a rough place had been reach
ed, lie was Hung back In the corner
violently, his head coming in contact
With a sharp projection of soino kind.
The pain was almost unbearable, but It
was eased by the fact that she had In
voluntarily throwu her arm nv ss his
chest, her hand grasping ids sluulder
"Oh. we shall be killed!" she half
shrieked. "Can you not stop him? This
"Pray bo calm! I was to blame, for
I had become careless. He is earning
his money; that's all. It was not stip
ulated In the contract that ho was to
consider the comfort of bis passen
gers." Grellfall could feel himself turn
pale as something warm began to tric
kle down his neck. "Now, tell me
which dispatch it was. I read all of
"You did? Of what interest could
they have been?"
"Curiosity' does not recognize rea
"You read every one of them?"
"Then I shall grant you the right to
guess which interested mo the most.
You Americans delight in puzzles, 1
"Now, tl >t Is unfair."
"Bo it Is. Did you rend the dispatch
from Constantinople?" Her arm fell
to her side suddenly as If she had just
realized Its position.
"The one that told of the French am
bassador's visit to the sultan?"
"Concerning the small matter of n
loan of some millions?yes. Well, that
was of interest to mo Inasmuch as the
loan, if made, will affect my country."
"Will you tell mo what country you
"I am from Graustnrk."
"Yes; but I don't remember where
"Is It possible that your American
schools do not teach geography? Ours
tell us where the United States is lo
"I confess ignorance."
"Thon I shall insist that you study a
map. Graustnrk is small, but I am as
proud of It as you aro of this great
broad country that reaches from ocean
to ocean. 1 can scarcely wait until 1
again seo our dear crags and valleys,
our rivers and ever blue skies, our
plains and our towns. I wonder if you
worship your country as I love mine."
"From tho tenor of your remarks 1
Judge that you havo boon away from
homo for n long time," ho volunteered.
"Wo have seen something of Asia,
Australia, Mexico and tho United
Stales since wo loft Edelweiss six
months ago. Now wo are going home
?home!" She uttered tho word so lov
ingly, so longingly, so tenderly, that ho
envied tho homeland.
There was a long break in tho con
versation, both evidently wrapped In
thought which could not bo disturbed
by the whirl of tho coach. Ho was
wondering how ho could give her up,
now that she bad been tossed into his
keeping so strangely. She was asking
herself over and over ngnin how so
thrilling an adventuro would end.
They wero soro and fatigued with
the strain on nerve and flesh. It was
an experience never to bo forgotten,
this romantic race over tbo wild moun
tain road, the result still in doubt. Ten
minutes ago-strangers; now?friends
at lenst, neither knowing the other.
"Surely wo must bo almost at tho
end of this awful ride," sho moaned,
yielding completely to tho long sup
pressed alarm. "Every boue In my
body aches. What shall we do If they
have not held the train?"
"Send for an undertaker," he replied
grimly, seeing policy In Jest. They
were now ascending an Incline, bump
ing over bowlders, hurtling through
treacherous ruts and water washed
holes, rolling, sw?igliig, jerking, crash
ing. "You have been brave all along.
Don't give up now. It Is almost over.
You'll soon be with your friends."
"How can I thank you?" she cried,
gripping his arm onco more. Again his
hand dropped upon hers and closed
"I wish that I could do a thousand
times as much for you," he said thrill
tngly, her disheveled hair touching bis
face, so close wero his lips. "Ah, the
lights of the town!" ho cried an Instant
Ho held her so that she could peer
through the rattling glass window.
Close at hand, higher up tho steep,
many lights were twinkling against
Almost before t\ ' realized how near
they were to ihe lights tho horses be
gun to slacken their Speed, a moment
Inter coming to a standstill. The aw
ful ride was over.
"The train, tho train!" she cried in
ecstasy. "Here, on the other slde|
He could not sneak for the joyful
pride that Ulsteodefc btft iMMtt almost,
to bursting. The couch door flew open,
n::d Light Horse Jerry yelled:
'?Here y'nrc! 1 made herl"
"I should nay you did I" exclaimed
? :-. < ufall, climbing out and drawing her
after hitn gently. "Here's your teu."
HE laughed, looking dowu into
her BClious, upturned fnce. She
broke away from him und
threw herself Into the nrms of
tall, PXcltod Undo Caspar. The con
ductor, sevcrnI trainmen nnd a few en
g<%r passengers came up, the former
crunty and snappish.
"Well, get aboard!" he growled. "We
cun't wait all night."
The young lady looked up quickly,
her sensitive face cringing beneath the
rough command. Lorry stepped in
stantly to the conductor's side, shook
his linger vigorously under his noso
and exclaimed In no uncertnlu tones:
"i\'ow, that's enough from you! If I
hear another word out of you, I'll make
you sweat blood before tomorrow
morning. Understand, my friend."
"Aw, who are you?" demanded the
"You'll learn that soon enough. After
this you'll have sense enough to find
out whom you nre talking to beforo
you open that mouth of yours. Not an
other word!" Mr. (ironfall Lorry was
not president of the road, nor was he In
any way connected with it, but his
well assumed air of authority caused
the trainman's Iro to dissolve at once.
"Excuse tne, sir. I've been worried
to dentil on lids run. I meant no of
fense. That old gentleman has threat
ened to kill me. Just now^e took out
his watch and said if I <flld not run
back for his niece in two minutes he'd
call mo out and run me through. I'vo
been nearly crazy here. For the lifo of
mo I don't see how you happened to
"Ob, that's all right. Let's bo off,"
cried Lorry, who had fallen some dis
tance behind his late compunlon and
her uncle. Hurrying after them, ho
reached her side in time to assist her
in mounting the ear steps.
"Thank you," smiling down upon htm
bcwltchingly. At the top of the steps
she was met by her aunt, behind whom
stood the anxious man servant and the
maid. Into the coach she was drawn
by the relieved old lady, who was crit
ically Inspecting her persouul appear
ance when Lorry nnd the foreigner en
"Ach, it was so wild and exhilarating,
Aunt Yvonne," the girl was saying, her
eyes sparkling. She stood straight and
Arm, her chill in the air, her hands in
those of her aunt. The little traveling
car. was on the side of her head, her
hair Wiis loose and very much awry,
strands straying bore, curls blowing
there in utter confusion. Lorry fairly
gasped with admiration for the loveli
ness that would not be vanquished.
"Wo came like the wind. I shall nev
er, never forgot It," she said.
"Lot how could you hove remained
there, child'.' Toll me how it happened.
We have boon frantic," said her aunt,
kali' in English, half in German.
"Not now, dear Aunt Yvonne. See
my halrl What a fright I must be!
Fortunate man, your hair cannot be so
unruly as mine. Ob!" The exclamation
was one of alarm. In an instant she
was at his side, peering with terrlffed
eyes at the bloodstains on bis neck and
face. "It is blood! You are hurt! Uncle
Caspar, Hedrick?quick! Attend him:
Come to iny room at once. You are suf
fering. Minna, find bandages!"
She dragged him to the door of her
section before he could interposo a re
"It is nothing ? a mero scratch.
Bumped my head against the side of
the coach. Heaso don't worry about it;
I enn care for myself. Realty, it
??But it does! It lias bled terribly.
Sit there! Now, Hod rick, some water."
Hcdrlck rushed off nnd was bock in
a moment with a basin of water, a
sponge and a towel, and beforo Grcn
fall fully knew what was bnppcnlng
the man servant was bathing his head,
the- others looking on anxiously, the
young lady apprehensively, her hands
clasped beforo her as she bent over to
inspect the wound above bis ear.
"It Is quite an ugly cut," said Uncle
Caspar critically. "Does it pain you,
"Oh, not a great deal," answered Lor
ry, closing his eyes comfortably. It was
all very pleasant, bo thought.
"Should it not have stitches, Uncle
Caspar?" asked the sweet, eager voice.
"I think not. The How Is stanched.
If the gentleman will allow Hcdrick to
trim the hair away for a plaster and
then bandage It I think the wound will
give him no trouble." The old man
spoke slowly and in very good English.
"Really, uncle, is it not serious?"
"No, no," Interimsed (Jrenfall Lorry.
"I knew it was a trifle. Yo.'i cannot
break an American's bend. Let me go
to my own section, and I'll be ready to
present myself as good as new in ten
"You must let Hodrlck bandage your
head," she Insisted. "Co with him,
Grenfall nroso and started toward
his section, followed by Hedrlck.
"I trust you were not hurt during
that reckless ride," he said, more ns a
question, stopping. In the aisle to look
back at her.
"I should have been a mass of bruis
es, gashes and lumps lind it not been
for one thing," she snld, a faint flush
coming to her cheek, although her eyes
looked unfalteringly Into his. "Will
you join us In tin; dining car? Lrwlll
have n place prepared for you at our
"Thank you. You nre very good. I
shall Join you as soon ns I am presenta
"We arc to be honored, sir," said the
old gentleman, but In such n wny that
Grenfall bad a distinct fcollng that it
was be who was to be honored. Aunt
Yvonne smiled graciously, nnd he took
his departure. Whllo Hedrlck was
dressing the jagged Uttlo cut Grenfall
complacently surveyed the pntlent in
the mirror opposite nnd said to himself
n hundred times: "You lucky dogl It
was worth1 forty gashes like this. By
Jove, she's divine!"
In a fever of eager haste he buthed
nnd attired himself for dinner, the Im
perturbable Hcdrick assisting. One
query tilled the American's mind, "I
wonder If 1 am to sit beside her." And
then: "I have sat beside her! There
con never again bo such delight!"
It was 7 o'clock beforo his rather un
usual toilet was completed, "Seo if
(hey linvo gone to the diner, Hcdrick,"
ho said to the manservant, who de
"I don't know why he should be so
very polite," observed Lorry, gazing
tvomlorlngly after him. "I'm not a
Lin;;. That reminds me. I must Intro
dec > myself. Sho doesn't know mo
Hedrlck returned nud announced that
they bad Just gone to the dining car
and were awaiting him there.. He hur
ried to lhe diner and made his way to
their table, Lnc!o Cnspnr and,his nlcco
were facing him ns hu came up be
tvve. :i (he tables, and ho saw, with no
illtlo regret, that ho wns to sit beside
the aunt?directly opposite the girl,
however. Bho smiled up at him as ho
stood before them, bowing. Ho saw
tho expression of Inquiry in those deep,
liquid eyes of violet us their gaze wan
dered over his hair.
"Your head .' 1 see no bandage," sho
"There is a small plaster, and that is
all. Only heroes may have dangerous
wouuds," he said laughingly.
"Is heroism in America measured by
tho number of stitches or tho size of
tho plaster?" she asked pointedly. "In
my country It is a joy and not a ca
lamity. Wounds uro tho misfortune of
Valor. Pray bo seated, Mr. Lorry?Is it
not?" she said, pronouncing it quaintly.
He sat down rathor suddenly on hear
ing bet uttor his name. How had she
learned it? Not a soul on tho train
knew it, he was sure.
"I am Caspar Quggonslockor. Penult
me, Mr. Lorry, to present my wife and
my niece, Miss Guggenslocker," said
the undo more gracefully than he bad
ever heard such a thing uttered before.
In a' daze, stunned by the name?
Guggenslocker?inystllled over their
acquaintance with his own when ho
had been foiled at every fair attempt
to learn theirs, Lorry could only mum
ble his acknowledgments. In nil his
life ho had never lost command of him
self as at this moment. Guggenslocker!
"Irou Ixiclty dog!"
Ho could feel the dank sweat of disap
pointment starting on his brow. A
butcher?a beer maker?a cobbler?a
gardener?all synonyms of Guggen
slocker. A sausage manufacturer's
niece?Miss Guggenslocker! He tried
to glance unconcernedly at her as ho
took up his napkin, but his eyes wav
ered helplessly. Sho was looking so
renely at him, yet he fancied he saw a
shadow of mockery In her blue eyes.
(TO 11K CONTINUED)
Bean the ?8 Kind Youllavo Always Bought
THE Auditor's Office will be open
from tho 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1003, to receive re
turns of Real Estate and Peisoml prop
erty for taxation in Laurens County.
For the convenience of Taxpayers the
Auditor will attend tho folio \ in/ named
places to receive returns for said >o r,
Laurens Cotton Mills, January Oth,
from 4 to 8 o'clock p. m.
Jacks Tofftship, Dr. F. M. S^lz'er's,
January 11th, from 10 a m to 2pm.
J< cks*Township, Renno, January 12'.h,
from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, January
13th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton Cotton
Mills, January 13th, from 4 to 8.
Hunter Township, residence of Duck
Young, January 14:h. 10 a m to 2 p m.
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grove,
January 15th, from lu a m to 2 p in.
Crofs Hill Township, Cross Hill, Jan
uary Kith, from 2 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 18th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Watorloo Township, Ekom, January
19th, from 10 a m to 2 p m .
Waterloo Township, Mt. Gallagher,
January 20th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Bt'owerton, Janu
ary 2l8t, from 10 a m to 12 in.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Janu
ary 22d, from 9 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling Shoals,
January 22d, from 1 p m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, Abner Babo's, Janu
ary 23d, from 10 a m to 12 p in.
Dial Township, 1). D. Harris's, Janu
ary 25th, from 10 a ui to 4 p m.
D.al Township, V. A. White's, Janu
ary 2dth, from 10 a m to 2 p ni.
Young's Township, Cook's Store, Jan
uary 27th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township. Young's Store,
January 28th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Pleasttnt Mound,
January 29th, from 9 a m to 12 in.
Young's Township, Lsnford Station,
January 29th, from 2 to 4 p m.
Sooltldtowh Township, Tylersvllle,
January 30th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
It wl'l save much time to taxpayers,
also greatly facilitate tho work of tho
Assessor, it every-porson before leaving
homo will mako out a complete list of
every item of personal property in the
following order :
Horses, cattle, mulos, sheep and goats,
hogs, organs and pianos, watches, wag
ons and carriages, dogs, merchandise,
machinery and engines, moneys, notes
and accounts nbovo indebtedness and all
other property, including household.
It is ah. ays required that the Auditor
get the first givon namo of tho tax-pay
er in full.
Undor the head of "placo of resi
dence" on tax rolurn, give tho town
All mttlo citircus botweon tho ages of
twonty-one and sixty years, on the 1st
of January, except thoso who are Incap
able of earning n support from being
maimed, or from othor cnusos are deom
ed taxable polls, Confederate veterans
And all taxpayers aro required to
give the number of tholr school district.
They are a'so requested to state wheth
er the property is situated in town or
After tho 20th day of February next,
fifty per cent penalty will be attached
for failure to mako returns.
In every community thoro aro por
sons who cannot road or that do not
take a newspaper. Those moro fortu
nate may do such persons a great favor
by tolling them of the time to make re
turns, or by roturning for thorn.
The assessing and collection of tnxes
aro done in the same year, and wo have
to aggrogato the number and value of
all horses, mules, cattle, and all othor
piece. i of personal proporty, as well as
the acres of land, lots and buildiugs and
their value, that there are in this Coun
ty, and have the same on fllo in the
Comptroller General's office by the 30th
of June of eaoh year, and from that
time to the first dav of October the Au
ditor's and Treasurer's duplicates have
to bo completed and an abstract of the
work in tho Comptroller Geaeral's office
by that timo, which will show at a
glance that the Auditor has no timo to
take returns,or anything elso much, bo
twten the 1st of October, but work on
the books and the blanks. We hope,
therefore, that all taxpayers will make
their returns in timo.
O. A. POWER,
Dec. 7, 1003?tf.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has hecu
in use fo?* over 30 years, has homo tho Bifrimtnro of
and has hcon mado under his pci'
sonal supervision sinco its infancy.
^*'&*C&46 Allow no ono to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are hut
Experiments that trill? with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Oastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Foverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and AVind
Colic. It relieves Teething T- uhles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates* the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?Tho Mother's Friend,
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Have Always Bought
fin Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. TV MURRAV BTnECT, NEW VORK CITY.
White Stone Lithia Has Leading
Physician s Endorsement,
Is the lightest water on the market. Wo realize that thib is claiming a great
deal, and we could not all'ord to make this assertion unless wo knew that wo
co.ild prove it to be true. But it does not tako an expert to test tho roftnots of
a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it is a hard water the
gases will not be absorbed in the water, and when the bottle is opened, the gas
es escape, and the water is left Hat and hard, while if it is a soft water, like
White Stone Lithia, it will ro'atn its gases for hours after being unstopped.
Read what some prominent peroons you know have to say of tho merits of
the White Stono Lithia Water:
Chester, S. C, April 23, 1!>03.
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Dear ISir?1 do unhesitatingly s'ate
that tha eftlcacy of White Stono LUhla
Water, not from its splendid analyt'csl
analysis, but from my own personal ob
servation, is a very valuable agent in
eliminating the impurities of the blood
through its marked diuretic effects,
and in so doing restores the secretory
and excretory organs of the body to
their normal physiological state. So in
this proves its properties to bo of great
value in assisting digestion, assimila
tion and incroasm;* the appetite. There*
fore we can recognix. i it as a rain mil
water of powerful tonic properties and
should be highly reoommeaded in stom
ach and liver disorders, b'ood disturb
ances, rheumatism, gout, diabetes,
13right's disease, and in all inactive
conditions of the kidneys and convales
1 feel myself, that I am justly duo an
acknowledgement of tho happy effects
I derived from its uso.
B. Ki.mork Kell, M. D.
Mulllus, S. C, April 22, 1003.
Mr. J T. Harris.
Whito Stone Springs, S. 0.
It is with ploasure that I write of tho
merits of Whito Stone Lithia Water. I
have toveral patients using It now with
marked benefit in kidney and stomach
troubles. I havo known a uric acid
oalbulus to pass after using tho water
for oily threo days.
A. Mi Hrailsford, Jr., M. D.
Macon, Ga., April 15, 190H.
I have prescribed White Stone Lithia
Water freely in ray praotico aud am
glad to report tho happy effects it gavo
as a diuretic an I uric acid solvent. 1
think its medicinal proportion are pe
culiarly adaptable to uric acid diathe
sis, rheumatism, gout inromla and all
bladder and kidney di-eases and liver
and st ?mach trouble*. I consider it is
a mineral water of marvelous tonic
Read wba*. Dr. L J. Blake, Prjsi
dent Board of Health of the City of
Spartanbug, has to siy of tho merits ->f
White Stone Lithia Springs:
Spartanburg, May lltli, 11)03.
J. T. Harris, Proprietor White Stono
Spings, Spartanburg Co, S. C.
My Dear Sir: ?I have used and pre
scribed the White Stone Lithia water
a great de.^1 during the past two years.
Iu all cases requiring renal stimulation
I havo obtained uniformly good re
sults. In lithaemla aud kindred alTeo
tlons from uric acid diathosls it meets
the indications, and I am sure its free
use will prove It the equ.il of any wa
ter on tho market.
Yours varv truly,
L J. Blake, M. I).
Wo have the largest brick Hotel in tho Carolinas or Georgia, with all mod
t&Y 1'ilcctrlo Car Lino runs from Southern Road to Spring.
White Stono Spring, S. C.
White Stone Lithiti Water Co.
; WE ARE L00KINQ mm
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COLUMBIA S C.
Men's Scarlet Wool, Shetland Heavy Fleece
and Plain White Undervests,
Lines' Scarlet and Shetland
Bleached and Brown Cotton-Ribbed Fleeced.
Misses Vests, one case, sizes running from 18
to 26--Price 20 cents.
Misses Union Suits,
If you prefer piece goods and make up, Scarlet Twill Flannel
from 2octs. to 35C1S. the yard.
White Twill Flannel 25C1S. White Flannel, plain, tS^cts. to
35cls. a yard. ' '*
Eiderdown in Pink, Blue and White.
Solid colored Outings, light shades. Also in small
u, ' Pin stripes and checks.
We offer a superior article in Brown Canton
Flannel 8K and 10 cents the yard.
W. Q. WILSON & CO.
The regular annual mooting of the
?Shareholders of tho National Bank of
Laurent?, s .C.,will be held at the Bank
ing houso of said Bank on the second
Tuesday in January, 1004, being the
12th day of tho month.
jno. aug. barksdai.e,.
B. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone Welch & Todd
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
Money to Loan at reasonable in
Laubbns. S, Cr
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett,
D E NT J ST.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law.
Will praotlce In all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all buslnees.
On first mortgage of improved farms.
Kasy terms. No commission. Borrower
pays only actual expensos of loan.
Money to Lend.
urn uxiwiibus ui imin.
C. D. BAHKSDALE,
Laurons, b. C
October, 2o, 1003.