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TH&janized fifty years aoo.
Mabser! W. P. Jacobs Gives Interesting His*
_' tory of Clinton Presbyterian Church.
" Clinton, August 1.?The Presbyter
ian Church at Clinton was organized
fifty years ago last Sunday, and the
pastor, Rev. W. P. Jacobs gave a very
interesting history of the work started
by Mr. Holmes.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jacobs, Mrs. W.
J. Bailey, Misses Clara Duckett and
Emma Hale left yesterday for Port
land, Oregon, with tho Press Associa
Mrs. W. B. Owens and daughter,
Miss Etta Lee, Mrs. Lee, Misses Mollie
Mansor and Sarah Harris are in Hen
der8onville for August.
Miss Annie Morrow of Greenwood
was the guest of her cousin, Mrs.
Walker Bailey for several days last
Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. A.
M. Copeland, Mrs. Julia Griffin, Mrs.
It. B. Vance and Mrs. Ellene McCas
lan will spend this week in Atlanta.
Mrs. H. I. Horton and sons and Miss
Eliza Horton leave the last of the week
for Williamston to visit relatives.
Misses Katherine and Elizabeth Bean
entertained the following young ladies
at a house party the past week: Misses
Eliza Horton and Marion McCrary,
Misses Margaret Johnson of Newberry
and Roberta Thornwell of Fort Mill.
Mrs. Charlie Moody and little daugh
ter arrived Friday from Florence to be
with Mrs. Susan Eeake until October.
On her way home from Chester, Miss
Rebecca Aikcn of Greenwood stopped
off a few days with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bailey enjoyed a
trip to Charleston during the past ten
Rev. Thornwell Jacobs of Nashville
visited his old home Saturday and Sun- J
Dr. J. J. Boozer, who has been at j
Stomp Springs for the past month, is in
town visiting his numerous friends.
Mrs. Bee Phinncy's many friends re
gret to hear of her continued illness
and wish for her an early recovery.
Mr. John Robert Wofford has re
turned to his work in Florence, after
spending his vacation in Clinton.
Dr. and Mrs. George Albright are
visiting Mrs. Hale Shands
Opinions of Others.
A Texas girl advertised for a hus
band and got him. The total expense
for advertising, wedding outfit, etc.,
was $11. Within a year he died leav
ing her an insurance policy of $10,000.
And yet some people claim it does not
pay to advertise.? Exchange.
The South Carolina friends of A. B.
Williams, formerly editor of the Green
ville News, and now editor of the
Richmond News-Leader, will refuse, to
believe him guilty of the commission of
any crime, whatever technical infrac
tion he may have committed, if any.
? The act with which he is charged and
which he admits doing was done out of
the bigness of his heart to help a friend
without thought of criminality or un
fairness of any sort and was character
istic of the man. He has met the issue
in a frank and honorable manner, as
he does everything, and leaves no
room for doubt that he acted within
his rights, and within the law as he
understood them and without damage
or injury to good public policy. ? Spar
An agitation in favor of biennial ses
sions of the legislature has commenced
in Georgia. Let's see; didn't we have
this subject before us in South Caro
lina once upon a time? Bet you can't
tell what became of it? ?Anderson Mail.
It is said that some of the dispensary
investigating committee are really la
boring under the impression that they
svere appointed for the purpose of find
ing out things. These may cause trou
ble yet.?Newberry Observer.
Senator Latimer, it seems, does not
care to avow his support of the dispen
sary, but merely protests against the
discussion of this political issue in the
churches, The dispensary may well
tremble when it is talked about in the
It's a dull newspaper nowadays that
doesn't have about half Its space de
voted to "investigations" of various
kinds that are going on all over the
country. What will be the sum total
of the results? Very much less in
every Case than the noise being marie
about them would lead one to expect.
Perhaps, after all, Supervisor Spee
gle of Greenville was not extravagant
when he paid somebody for 700 pairs of
shackles. It was dealing a little in fu
tures but if everyone guilty of par
ticipation in or winking at the Speegle
assaults upon the treasury arc con
victed, Greenville will have the big
gest county chaingang in America -and
the shackles will be handy. - The State.
Callings from Carroll.
Carroll, July 29.?Misses Omega and
Tinnie Madden and Sula Martin of
Maddens were the guests of Mrs. W.
P. Turnerlast week. They made many
friends while in town, and we regretted
very much to see them leave. Several
delightful parties were given in their
Misses Mary and Claire Brown gave a
delightful reception to a large number
of friends one evening last week from
8 to 12. Delicious punch, ice cream and
cake were served. The pretty home of
the Misses Brown, with its spacious
lawn, is well suited to entertaining, and
their affairs arc always charming.
Miss Julia Turner is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Frank Holland, at Ninety-Six.
Mr. Jeff Holland of Ninety-Six was
the guest of Mr. Charley Turner last
Several from here attended the lawn
party at Mr. Tuck Madden's, given in
honor of Misses Martin and Madden.
Rev. Messrs. Vaughn, Taylor and
Turner conducted a series of meetings
at Bathnbara last week.
Poisons in Food.
Perhaps you don't realize that many
pain poisons originate in your food, but
some day you may feel a twinge of dys
K?peia that will convince you. Dr.
ing'o New Life Pills are guaranteed
to cure all sickness due to poisons of
undigested food-or money back. 25c
at Laurens Drug 'Co., and Palmetto
Drug Store. Try them.
The Nevada doldfields.
There arc over nix thousand people in
Goldflelds. It was a Bret Harte town
for a while, but the old flavor is going
now. There are telegraph lines, young
lady typists with side combs, and fresh
drummers. The town actually hires a
press agent, much after the manner of
a circus. It is just on the verge of
having a railroad. It lies in the crater
of an old valcano amid painted hills
that flame with brilliant scarlets, vio
let grays, ash of roses, and azure blues.
There are two stories about the goid
there; one is told of the disgruntled pros
pector who found nothing but roulette
tables, the other is the version of the
press agent and the mining promoter;
neither is overballasted with truth.
The real truth is not to be had. The
mines are all guarded from tho public;
some of the ore dumps are surrounded
by big fences. At present no ore to
speak of is being shipped out owing to
the prohibitive cost of shipping by
wagon. When the railroad comes in, it
will be to tell the wonderful story of
the Goldflelds ore. As the mines are
just starting, there are hundreds of
miners looking for work, and, not find
ing it, they rush on to the Bullfrog re
gion. This is two days south of Gold
flelds. These little towns, huddled in
the Nevada hills, three days' ride from
the nearest railroad, are like an old
scene loft where the props for a frontier
drama have been stowed away. You
can't believe it is all real. The Bullfrog
is named after a ledge of vivid green
ore that crops out from a hillside in the
Amargosa Valley of Southern Nevada,
overlooking teh desert.
It was discovered last summer by a
miner named Shortly Harris, in whom
no romance lingered. That ledge might
have suggested to Shorty the sea at
dawn, or the lure of the Lorelei, or
something equally frivolous. But to
Shorty that green looked like the back
of a big bullfrog. So it will be Bullfrog
to the end of the chapter. It is hard
on the future aristocracy of Bullfrog.
Bcatty lies in a mountain pass
sprawled across n broad mesa. Men
hunt stray burros in canyons of wild
picturesqueness. It is a rag town all
canvass; about every third town is a
saloon, after tho manner of border
town. Hotels are long canvas tents cut
into rooms that quake and shiver in the
wind. Amiable bands of burros mean
der through the streets and lick the
labels off tin cans in the back yards. ?
At night, high-tenor burros hee-haw
across the starlit canyons to basso pro
fundo burros until the night is hideous.
Freighters come crawling in, covered
with dust from the desert. Twice a
week the big four-bouse stage whips in
from civilization with the mail. On the
bench in front of the tent post-office is
the symposium of Bullfrog. Beneath
every khaki coat is a pocket full of
specimen. Every man believes in the
bottom of bis heart that he knows the
location of the mystical lost Bryfogel
mine, the ore of which grows $10 richer
with every telling.
Bryfogel was an old Dutchman.?
Back in the sixties he left Oregon with
two hot-blooded young Southerners on
a long circuitous route to join the Con
federate army. On the way they came
across a ledge of fabulous richness
somewhere in Nevada. The .two young
Southerners would not st$>, but Bryfo
gel's patriotism dwindled. He took
samples of the ore to Austin, Nevada,
and got partners to go back with him
to work the mine. They were followed
by a mob of prospectors shadowing
them for their secret. Bryfogel lost his
way. The mine was never found. The
party from Austin were disposed to
hang him, but finally relented. He
would not go back with them, so they
abondoned him with what provisions
they could spare. He vowed never to
go back until he had found the mine.
One day while drinking at Stump
Springs, one hundred miles south of
Bullfrog, he was hit over the head by
a Piute Indian. When he was brought
back to life all recollection of the mine
had been wiped out of his memory. All
the fools in the Southwest who are not
hunting for the lost Beg Line mine are
hunting for the lost Bryfogel mine.
They claim now that it was in the Bull
frog district. Harry C. Carr, in Col
lier, for July 29, 190o.
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
the stomach, the liver and kidneys
strong and active. Burdock Blood Hit
ters does it.
At Valdosta, Ga., J. G. Rawlings and
two sons, Milton and Jesse Rawlings,
were sentenced to be hanged Sept. 15,
for the murder of Willie and Fannie
Bell Carter, two young children of W.
L. Carter, a few weeks ago.
Major J. C. Hemphill, the distin
guished editor of the News and Courier
sailed for New York yesterday, where
on Friday he will take passage on the
steamship Ccdric for a trip abroad.
NIGHTS OF UNREST.
No Sleep, No Rest, No Peace for the
Sufferer from Kidney Troubles.
No peace for the kidney sufferer
Bain and distress from morn to night.
Get up with a lame back,
Twinges and of backache bother yon
Dull aching break OS your rest at night,
Drinary disoders add to your misery.
(Jet at the cause cure tie kidneys.
Doans Kidney Pills will work the cure.
They're for the kidneys only
Have made great eures in Laurons.
D. M. Stribbling, former proprietor
of Dairy farm, says: "I am highly
pleased with the results I obtained lorn,
the U80 Of Doan's Kidney Pills which I
used for backache and kidney trouble.
I suffered for some years with a dull
aching pain across the 'small of my back,
especially bad at night. At times it
was so severe that I was totally unfit
to attend to my work. The kidney se
cretions were dark colored, full of brick
dust sediment and a very strong odor.
At night I was obliged to rise frequent
ly which together with the constant
backache and loss of sleep caused my
general health to be very poor. I used
any number of remedies and took doc
tors prescriptions but it was the same
old thing, very little if any relief. I
saw Doan's Kidney Pills advertised and
went to the Palmetto Drug Co.'8 store
and got a box of them. To my delight
after taking them my back regained
its strength, did not ache and the kid
deya acted naturally and I could rest at
nigh without, being disturbed."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50cts.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo. New York,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember tho namo?Doan's? and
take no other.
3pstb tU *p The Kind You Have Always BimgW
Picnic at Wares Shoals.
Wares Shoals, July 27.?On last
Thursday an ail day picnic was held at
Wares Shoals, composed of young folks
from Coronaca, Cokeshury, Greenwood,
Hodges, Donalds, Tumbling Shoals,
Riley's and JoneB.' Those invited wore
Mr. Oarmore Dunn and Miss Mayme
Jones, Dr. Turner and Miss Janio An
derson, Mr. Irvin Coleman and Miss
Sue McCrorey, Mr. A longo Keller and
Miss Lillian Jones, Mr. Hamp Hawley
and Miss Helen Coleman, Mr. Troy
Joyce and Miss Virginia Agnew, Mr.
Glenn Simpson and Miss Nettie Jones,
Mr. Eugene Lipford and Miss Eula
Dunn, Mr. Willie Jones and Miss Nora
Riley, Mr. Hamp Hellams and Miss
Olivia Jones, Mr. Adolphus McCordand
Miss Kato Magill, Mr. Tom Miller and
Miss Georgia Graham, Mr. Benton
Nickles and Miss Bessie Magill.
The day was well spent in tnrget
shooting and sight-seeing. The rare
scenery is proverbial.
Very late in the afternoon the gay
picnickers could be seen wending their
way to the home of Dr. Willie Jones, a
distance of about two miles, where they
joined other young people in a delight
ful lawn party.
JUDGE KRAWLEY'S DECISION.
Was Made Known in the United States
District Court Last Week.
In the United States Court at Char
leston last Wednesday afternoon Judge
Brawlcy announced his opinion in the
case of W. E. Lucas, President of the
Laurens Cotton Mills, against S. M.
Millikcn of New York. By Judge
Brawley's decision the United States
Court assumes jurisdiction, refuses to
remand the case to the State Court, dis
solves the injunction of the Circuit
Court issued by Judge Klugh which had
restrained the Millikens from voting at
the annual meeting of the stockholders
in May, and finally restrains the De
fendants from disposing of their stock
pending a decision of the case on its
This leaves the case where it started
a few months ago and it is not known
what course the proceedings will now
A Soulless Corporation With a Con
In the spring the V. C. Co. made a
proposition to the farmers of Laurens
County to pay storage and insurance
on their cotton, accept warehouse re
ceipts as collateral and carry the in
debtedness due it at 6 percent interest.
Mr. W. E. Cuninngham accepted the
proposition and when the cotton was
sold, in making the settlement, the Ex
ecutor did not know that the insurance
was to be paid by the Co. and remitted
that also. The amount was $3.00,
which the Company promptly returned
to its agent here, Mr. A. Huff, with in
structions to pay over to the Executor.
WILL HOLD MASS MEETING.
Prohibitionists Call for a Public Meet
ing, Saturday, August Sth.
A mass meeting of the friends of
prohibition is hereby called to meet at
Laurens, S. C, August 5th at 11
o'clock for the purpose of organizing
and appointing committees to work in
every precinct in this county. All
friends of the cause are urgently re
quested to attend.
C. C. Featherstone,
O. B. Simmons,
J. D. Childress,
Dr. A. C. Fuller,
C. B. Bobo,
Rev. J. D. Pitts,
Rev. M. W. Hook,
A. H. Martin,
< miim; n Queen lleo'n wini;.
Pallas Lore Sharp describes a moth
oil of preventing bees from swarming
In the Country Calendar. Keep your
queens clipped. I.ny aside your senti
ments, your fonrs of the Society For
the rreventlon of Cruelty to Animals,
your l<leas that It hurts her, your fears
of killing her?anil get your scissors.
Seize her by one wing (If you can't do
bettor^ and, holding her gently against
tho frame, sidp off one wing. This
won't stop the Rwnrmlng, but It will
keep the bees from absconding, for
the swarm won't go off without tho
queen while you are away. So you
are often able to Induce tbein to call
off the strike and go back to work.
Clip your queens then, give the bees
room, give them shade nt the hottest
hours If necessary, shake them If they
show algns of swarming and keep the
The IMctnron of i.I Jonen.
"Faul Jones," says a writer, "was
portrayed In every costume that a pi
rate could be expected to masquerade
In, and his whiskers were of the lon
gest, blackest and curliest. He Is por
trayed In all degrees, from the sardon
ic gentleman entthront to the blood and
wounds Bill Bowline type of tar, but
always with as much Bofa pillow stuff
Ing as possible. One portrait presents
him In a neat mllltla uniform, some
thing like; that of the time of the Mox
lefln war and with the pattern of whis
kers afterward known to fame aa
'Burnsides.' There Booms to be one
point of accuracy In all those pictures
If they are of the three-quarters or full
length, .rones Is always represented
with a girdle full of pistols, a habit of
dress to which he was accustomed."
a Hay of Mfflit.
The stralghtest thing In nature or
art Is a ray of light when passing
through a medium of uniform density.
Hence the eye Is enabled to test tho
RtrnlghtnoHs of an edge or tube by hold
ing It as nearly an possible coincident
with a rny of light, stich parts as do
part from stralghtnoBs then Intercept
ing a ray and causing a Bhado to be
caBt upon other parts. It I? not known
at what early period In tho history of
mankind the discovery was made that
Btrnlghtnoss could bo thus determined.
It Is certain that thousands of mechan
ics use the method dally without being
able to give a rational explanation of
The Annual meeting of the Stock
holders of the Peoples Loan & Exchange
Bank, Laurens, S. C, will be held in
the offices of the Bank, at Laurens, S.
C, on August 22nd, 1905, at 11 o'clock,
J. W. Tonn, w. A. Watts,
Cashier. Pre dent.
By CLARA TAYLOR
<'<>)>l/r<i/rtf, im, b\i T. ('. Mtaurt
Aunt Hannah snow, wir? of Captain
Jnbes Snow of Kennebunk, win almost
as good a sailor as her husband. Hho
bad gone wltb him to the Wont Indies
on seven voyages and had acted as
mate and second mate. She could mend
a sail, steer her trlek, make or take In
sail and use a quadrant as well ns any
one, or at least as well as any mate
that ever sailed with the Hannah Snow,
as the brig was named. Captain Snow
ran between Boston and the West In
dia Islands, and the shippers of Hus
ton enmo to know his wh*o lyul the way
she could discipline a crew and han
dle the craft
On a certain date the brig was lend
ing In Hostou for a quh'lc market. Ex
tra help was put on to get the cargo
nbonrd, nnd Oiptafh .Tnbcz slgued a
bond to get that cargo to Its destina
tion within a certain number of days,
barring hurricanes, waterspouts and
other nets of l*rovldenec. The bond had
not been signed more than an hour
when he broko his leg. Nothing was
surer than that he could not carry out
his agreement and a great tlnanelnl
loss as well as many weeks of vexa
tious delay stared the couple In the
face. They must either 11ml n captain
to lake charge of the brig or forfeit
the charter and pay a good round sum,
and Captain Jabez. was wonderlug If
a man could be found when his wlfo
broke In on htm.
".labe/., you have broke your leg, nnd
I don't want to be cross with you, but
you seem to forglt that I am still on
"No, I don't," he replied, "but I don't
see what you can do In this ease ex
cept to git me back home and nurse
"Well, I see where I can do some
thing else, and I'm goln* to do It too.
I'm goiu' to take the Hannah to the
West Indies nnd back nnd save our
"Have you lost your senses?"
"Not a bit of It If I couldn't make
that voyage I wouldn't be worth my
snlt. I know all the crew, and I'll have
Bill Henderson for mate. We'll slip
clown there and be back ag'in before
your leg has begun to knit. There
needn't be any more talk about finding
When Captain .labor, thought the
matter over he was inclined to think
that his wife could do all she said, but
the consignees had to be consulted.
When Aunt Hannah wont to them and
stated the case they did not raise a sin
gle objection, and It was settled that
she was to he Captain Hannah Snow
for the voyage. It was only after the
brig had left port that the mate's
meanness came to the Burface. He
had sailed with the craft on several
voyages and was a neighbor of the
Snows at home. When the accident
Uapi>cned to Captain Jabez the mate
naturally hoped to get command for
the voyage. He would have been dis
tressed if any other captain bad come
aboard, but to be walked over by a
woman, even though she was the cap
tain's wife and a neighbor, was too
Aunt Hannah saw that he was In the
sulks. "Look here, Hill Henderson,"
> he said, "it won't do you the least
mite of good to go on biting your
tongue over this. I enn captain this
brig as well as Jnbcz, and I'm going to
take her out nnd back."
"You'll have her at the bottom be
fore we strike the gulf stream." he re
"You never mind where I'll have her,
but 'tend to your knitting. We are to
crack on and make the best time we
A day Inter she found the mate carry
lag too little sail, and an argument
ensued. Later on she came on deck
from her watch below to find him
chumming with the men. Two or
three other things happened to put her
out of temper, and she exercised the
privilege of a captain by "breaking"
the mate and sending him to the fo'
castl?. When she would replace him
wltb the next liest man, the sailor re
fused to lake the place, The crew was
with the mate. Aunt Hannah express
ed her mind freely, and as a conse
quence the crew refused to obey. The
brig was brought to the wind, sail tak
en off, and the woman was laughed at.
She was told that not a man would do
duty mi t i I the inn tu was reinstated.
"Then It's mutiny, Is It?" she replied.
"Very well. I'll let you know that
you've got the wrong pig by the ear.
I'll lose brig, cargo nnd everything else
In tin- world before I'll give In."
For a day ami a night (he brig made
no progress, and as the weather was
fair she Incurred no danger.
The crew saw that Ihe woman did
not Intend to give In, and It angered
them. There was one nmoug them
who had read dozens of pirate books
nnd always longed to sail under the
black (lag. Things had never come
right for him before, but now he took
advantage of the temper of tin1 others
to broach the subject. He wns a good
talker, and he held out such an alluring
picture that even the mnte, who was
above the average man in intelligence,
agreed to go Into the pirate business
with the others. This decision was
communicated to Captain Hannah, who
was wandering about unconcernedly.
??Waal, Hill, that's all right," she re
torted. "There's a rum and sugar load
ed bark com In' our way, and you
might begin on her. I've got a black
shawl which I'll give you for a flag,
and you Just lay to, board that bnrk
and give 'em fits."
"I'll either turn pirate or command
Just Listen to this
Of all the Paints I ever saw
or used, there is none so good
as the ELBRA Brand. Let
me show you why. See
T. R. PITTS,
Clinton, S. a
this brig," atoutly asserted the ex
"Then It la a pirate you'll become,
for you'll never git command here."
So a signal of distress was sot on the
brig, and when the bark camo up and
was hove to Rlie was boarded by all
the crew of the Suow hi their own
yawl. They might have committed
some foolish act and bad to smart (or
it but for ttie woinnu left aboard.
.hi*t before they reached tho burk she
hoisted her black shawl as a signal aud
a wa.'ulng. The crew of the stranger
saw that something wns wrong, and
when the "pirates" Attempted to board
they were met with capstan bars and
belaying pins. Homo were seized and
thing Into the sea after being well
thumped, and when the bark resumed
her voyage and the yowl returned to
the brig with the discomfited "pirates"
they were met at the gangway by Cap
tain Hannah and an ancient fowling
piece and told to shear off. They felt
It wise to obey, ami for seven long
hours they floated within a cable's
length of the brig and took furus beg
ging Aunt Hannah's pardon and en
t. ?lag her forgiveness. When they
were half dead with thirst and hunger
she Invited them aboard, or, rather,
permitted them to crawl over the rail
and promise all sorts of good beha
vior In future.
The brig had lost valuable time, but
to make up for It Providence gave her
a gnle from the right quarter aud she
moved along quickly. She overran her
time |>y a day, both going and coming,
and never, after having their hurts at
tended to, was there a more willing
mate or crew. Occasionally Captain
Hannah had something to say about
mutiny and piracy and broken beads,
but she made no note of it in the log
book, and perhaps she never told Cap
tain Jabez. At least, when she had
finished the return voyage, and ho
asked her how tblngH had gone, sho re
"I can't find the least mite of fault,
and If you don't git around pnrty soon
me'n the old brig and them Host on
shippers will have no use for you."
I( ReoNllcd tli* 11<>ii?? j in?><? ii.
Here is a quaint little story told of a
young couple upon their wedding trip,
crossing from Dover to Calais. Jenuy
had grown tired and sickly on deck,
and .lames had led her to the saloon
below, lovingly wrapping her tip In a
Scotch plaid In a snug looking corner.
He then went and fetched her some
can de cologne and was not less lavish
of endearing words until until he
found he had made a mistake.
His wife had moved to another cor
ner of the saloon more free from
drafts, and an elderly woman with Just
the same sort of plaid hnd taken her
place. Realizing the condition of af
fairs, James dropped the cologne hot tie
and lied. Later he Induced his wife to
go ami apologize to the woman he had
unwittingly lavished tenderness upon,
and Jenny went.
"My dear," said the elderly woman
tearfully, "don't apologize. It was
nice to 1m* called such sweet names, it
reminded, mo of my honeymoon time.
It's many a long year since my John
had a tender word for me."
Joint uever meant to bo unkind nnd
probably ?II<1 love his wife. Only, llko
too many other married men, be fuu
cled that the love which made for
Itself speech without measuro before
marriage had no need to break siieueo
Tlir aiout'a <.
In Dolgelly, In tho north of Wales,
there Li a mountain celebrated hi folk
lore, poetry and song as Coder Idrls,
or Idrls' Chair. The hollow, couch I ike
excavation on the top of the mountain
has given the peak its name. According
to the Welsh bards, tile depression was
caused by the giant Idrls long using It
as a chair. There Is a local tradition
In north Wales that whoever passes the
nlgt|l In the (Hunt's Chair will be found
in tho morning either dead, crazy or
endowed With the highest poetical US*
[liratIons, Idrls Is variously represent
ed In Welsh tradition as a prince, magi
cian, sorceror and astronomer, the only
thing on which all authorities agree be
lug bis Immense stature. Tho "Lake
of the Three Pebbles," which lies at
the foot <>f the CHnnt's Chair, contains
three large blocks of stone, which Idrls
Is said to have once poured out of Ills
boots. The smallest of these KtODCS
will weigh a ton and a half.
Why I'vummIii Ik So (.'idled.
The modern name of Prussia Is de
rived from Horussl, or Porussi, who
conquered the country about ?'?'?.'(? H. (J.
Little is known concerning Prussia and
its people till the tenth century except
that that portion of the Baltic shore
which Is now Included in the kingdom
of Prussia was formerly inhabited by
Slavonic tribes akin in customs and
languages t > tho Lithuanians. They
came in occasional collision with wave
after wave of the great Teutonic race
as It (lowed down from the ley north,
receiving their first knowledge of Chris
tianity from Bishop Adalbert of Prague,
whom they martyred in 007. Iu the
middle of the thirteenth century the
Teutonic knights, on their return from
the crusades, undertook the conquest
aud coin orslon of Prussia. The Borus
sia element mingled with the followers
of the Teutonic kulghts, and conse
quently wtth tho Poles.
Tiidacna shells are vory commonly
used In churches In Kurope for holy
water basins and even fonts. The lar
gest perhaps are those In uso at St.
Peter's, Rome, These shells attain a
weight of 500 pounds (the two valvos
together), the animal Itself sometimes
being twenty pounds In weight. The
word "trldacna" is from tho Greek trl
dnknos (eaten at three bites), but who
could eat a twenty pound animal at
three bites?-St. Nicholas.
o a. m T O X*. X .
Boaritho _/) The Kintl Yo'i Have Aj.vajs Ron"!
The Lut American Hlngr.
Maxltutllnu nud Ids followers were
shut up iu Querntaro. Mauy powerful
Influences were at work to Bavo liltu.
Be ward also did hit* best. Uut be made
little or no effort to escape. If be bad
failed as an emperor he could at least
face dlsuster with the courage and tho
dignity of a right prlncoly nature. Bo
trayed by the Infamous I/oper, trted
before a court martial of boys aud or
dered to be shot, he spent his last days
In the discharge of all the obligations
of friendship and courtesy. A fnlso
report of tho death of Carlotta being
brought to him In prison ho Bald sim
ply, "One less tie to bind me to tho
world!" Led forth to his execution
and told to stand between two of his
generals who were likewise condemn
ed, he surrendered tho place of honor
to General Mlramon In recognition of
his courage. Tho rattle of the mus
kets marked perhaps the eud of all
monarchy In the new world. But tho
bitterest critic of democracy could
scarcely desire a gentler figure than
Ma.xImlllan'H to stand before the eyes
of Americans as the last representative
of aristocracy and of kingship on this
continent.?William Garrott lu Atlan
A city girl writes, "It is a fond
dream of mine to become a farmer's
wife and meander with him down life's
Ah, yes, that Is a nice thing! But
when your husband meanders off and
leaves you without wood and you havo
to meander up and down the lane pull
ing splinters off the fence to cook din
ner, and when you meander along In
the wet grass iu search of the cows till
your shoes are the color of rnwhldo
and your stockings soaked, and when
you meander out across twenty acres
of plowed ground with a club to drive
the hogs out of the cornfield nnd tear
your dross on the barb wire fence,
when you meander back home to the
house, flud that the billy goat has
butted the stuffln' out of your child
and find the old hen, with forty chick
ens, in the parlor, you'll put your
hands on your hips nnd realize that
meandering Is not what It Is cracked
up to be.?Oabornc (Kan.) News.
"Gee whlsl" said Georgo for the
twentieth time. "It makes roe mad
every time I think of tho $10 I lost to
day. I actually feel as If I'd like to
have somebody kick me."
"By tho way, Gsorge," said the dear
girl dreamily, "don't you think you'd
better speak to father this evening!"?
The Lot'* Artvmitn?f?,
Advertising Expert?I'vo written the
praises of all these lots but one. I'm
afraid you can't sell that one. Benl
Estate Agent What's the mntter with
It? Expert -Why. It's on nu almost
perpendicular hillside. Agent?Call at
tention to Its wonderful drainage facil
Spoiled Her Beauty.
Harriet Howard, of W. 34th. St.,
New York, at one time had her beauty
spoiled with skin trouble. She writes:
"1 had Salt Rheum or Eczema for
years, but nothing would cure it, until
I used Bucklen's Arnica Salve." A
quick and sure healer for cuts, burns
and sores. 26 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. 48?41
Signalizes its Semi-centennial year
by offering thorough training in
Mechanical and Electrical
in addition to the regular Classical and
Scientific courses. Positive Christian
nfluences. Modern equipment, health
ful location, remarkably moderate ex
Jambs A. B. SCHEUER, President,
Newberry, S. C.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in efTect April 16, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pro
Ar Greenwood 2- 46 "
Ar Augusta 5:20 "
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 35 pm
Ar Allendalo 1:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7:40 "
Ar Beauford 6:30 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45"
Ar Waycross 10:00"
Lv Laurens 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 "
No. 62 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Ev Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20"
Arrivals:?Train No. l, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6:40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C. H. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan, Gen'l Agt. Gronevillc S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt..
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 1904 :
No. 52 No. 21 No. SS
I'uxacnKci- Mixed ox- Freight ox
Daily copt Sun- copt Sun
Lv Columbia 11 10 a in 515 p m 1 oo am
ar Newberry 12 36 p m 7 0."> i> m .'t 45 fl m
ar Clinton 1 22 p m Hl", p m .r> 25 a m
ar Laurens 1 42 p m 8 ir? p m C 00 an?
No. 03 No. 22 No. 84
Lv Laurena 202 p m 7on am 6 20 i> m
ar Clinton 2 22 p m 7 30 a in 0 01 p m
ar Newberry a 10 p m :t"> a in 7 05 p in
ar Columbia 4 45 p m 10 90 a m 3 15 \t m
C. H. GASQUE. Ajtont.
END OF THE SEASON
CLEAN SWEEP SALE
After a Season's busy Selling there are always short lengths and ' 'Orphan Lots" of Merchandise left over
which it is our custom to close out with little regard to cost or value. These odd lots and ends of lines
are just as desirable as if they were parts of full assortments. Their only fault is in having outstayed
For The Next Ten Days
We shall offer all Remnants, Odds and Ends and Short Lengths of every sort at ridiculously
Low Prices, often a mere fraction of their value; our only thought being to do away
with all broken lines, rather than let them accumulate. We haven't space to
mention one quarter of the good things the sale offers. But here are
a few to show you that it is well worth your while to take
a hand in this BARGAIN FESTIVAL.
Lot colored Batiste in short lengths, suitable for
Waists and Children's Dresses,
10 cents quality, only
Lot Short Lengths in Percals, worth 8 cents
and 10 cents, this sale
Short Lengths in Gingham, worth up to
10 cents, this sale
White Checked and Striped Nainsook, worth
12l2 cents and 15 cents, now
Good quality Checked and Striped Nainsook, only
Good quality, good wide Bleaching,
White Shirt Waist Linens, only
Short Lengths in Persian Lawn, worth up to 20c,
Ladies gauze vests, taped neck and sleeves,
worth 15 cents and 20 cents
Lot Ladies' Belts worth 25c and 50c, this sale only
Lot Ladies' Shirt Waist Patterns, Sheer Lawn,
with Embroidery to match, only
Short Lengths in India Linon, worth 15c and 18cts
AH Ladies', Misses' and Children's Oxfords will be closed out at and
below COST. Don't neglect this opportunity to get a fine
pair of Oxfords at way below their value.