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House and lot. on East Main street
containing 17 acres with tine barn
and other improvements on easy terms
House and lot on Darlington -treet.
cheap for quick sale..
400 acres near Stomp Springs in
fne state of cultivation, 5 tenant hous
es. Price $ 11 .r?0 per acre, one half
cash, balance in 12 months.
125 acres 1 V4 miles of public square,
electric lights and one of the best
farms in the county. $12r,. per acre,
one half cash, balance on easy terms.
Several lots qA South Harper street.
House and lot j& E. Main street. 8 1-2
acres and 15 ro]|? concrete dwelling;
finest place in "tf>per South Carolina.
On easy terms.
321 acres near Garlington station.
$10 per aere.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
One bun .'.red acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Two elegant farms near McDaniel's
mill, well improved. 72 acres and 62
acres, fine neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and other prop,
erty for sale, see us before you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
f The.New Year I
Should be started right
by doing business with
us. We have always
been known as Despen
and medicines, and dur- J
ing the csming year you J
will find us "with the
best quality of goods
and the best service for
handling them. ,
Dr. Posey's Drug |
"Purity at Posey's"
Laurens, S. C.
Don't Become Bent and Ugly
Any woman who desires to do so mny
easily overcome any tendency to round
shoulders by giving the matter proper,
Wc have the sole agency for a shoulder
brace that corrects any Buch tendency
without discomfort to the wearer. It is
constructed entirely of cloth, will not bind
or chafe and may be worn at all times
compel deep breathing and by so dofag
insure the general pood health of ?l?e
wearer. For men, women and childr, n,
Laurens Drug Co., Laurons, S. C
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MAKING PLAINS .
FOR CORN SHOW
Delegation From State Mill Fight
for Columbia?Much Money Is Xow
Pledged?Meeting This Year at Co
Iambus, Ohio.?Would Brlug Many
From the West Here.
A united effort hj being made to
brlug the National Corn show to Co
lumbia next year. The exposition
j will be held this year In Columbus
Ohio, and a delegation from the Caro
linas will attend to press the Invita
? tion of the South. The Invitation will
1 be extended by the Columbia Cham
ber oi Commerce, the state depart
ment of agriculture and will be in
dorsed by the general assembly of
The delegation from South Carolina
will be headed by A. I). Hudson of
Newberry who Is the president of the
South Atlantic States Corn exposition
i and also at the head of Corn Breeders'
association. About $8,not) has been
pledged so far for the second corn
exposition to be held in Columbia.
, This amount would be used for the
national corn show should it be se.
; cured for this city.
Last year there were- 100,000 in at
: tendance oil the National Corn show.
! Over $50,000 was given in prizes.
There were 22,00 exhibits.
Should the National Corn show be
held in Columbia it would mean that
several thousand Western farmers
would come to this city. The ex
position men Id mean much to South
Carolina and to tho South.
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I PETER TOWNS AND WIFE %
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; Trey wen? Chester countv people
who moved over into Laurens county.
They brought with them a little boy
who had been given to them lo raise.
: Aft< r a time some of his kindred came
over alter the boy. armed with a inar
! rani to take him back with them. They
called at the Towns home and found
I that the husband >vas in the held at
work. They demanded the boy oi
' Mrs Towns who flatly refused to give
i him up, as she had kept him until he
t was nearly grown and was now able
to work for her.
V:id now they wanted him returned.
I They attempted to seize tho boy and
'ale him off. Mrs. Towns was a
: woman who knew her rights and,
i when necessary, would fight for them.
She sailed into the party, put one of
'them to llight and had the other one
down and was beating him when Peter
ran up and pulled her off of him. The
upshot of the matter was that Peter
and his wife were indicted for assault
j Peter went over to Chester and got
1 no eflldavltp, showing Dial he was a
good and peaceable citizen of Chester
when he resided there He employed
"oi.? lames Irby to defend him. When
the case was called in court he stood
UP beside Col. Irby wit!) a hie. leathei
I pocket hook in his hand lie would
pass up a certificate of character for
Col. Irby to read to the court. In
ea-s'ev up Ihe paper.? he unintention
ally handed to Col. Irby his licoiuu
I to preach from llnbuns ( reek church,
vh: i< the Colonel was reading lo the
? |n''"c and, jury, when Mr To Whs lold
him to stop as he had given him tin
.lud-.;.' O'Neal requested thai the pa
per lie read through and made this
cominonl on it:
"Mr Town, this paper is worth more
than iil your other affidavits. No
church \.ould give a man the right
to pleach the gospel unless they
thought him worthy to fill tl"- place."
On another occasion several of the
farmers wore assembled in the store
el the Shoal:;, when (he Kllbj !Cl ' i
the fine corn crop was being dlsoti
? d. Due man had made a hundred
bushels of corn, another seventy-live
bushels ami so on. Peter was present
ami thought that he was overlooked
in the corn contest.
? ( b ni lernen, you have not asked me.
the si/.e of my corn crop. I made
'Surely. Mr, TowhH, you are mis
taken in saying sixty loads?"
?.No Sir. I made the sixty loads and
looted every one of them in a hamper
basket on my back to the house."
Peter had a piec- of humor in his
His family moved to Franklin coun
ty, Georgia, w. D. s.
Wll VTIIKV A ILK I).
.Most Pile llemedies Miss The Cause
Disagreeable treatment with oint
ments or suppositories usually fails
io cure piles and cutting them off
won't remove the cause. Such treat,
men! only moderates the outside ef
fects of ihe disease and fails to reme
dy the inside cause. The up-to-date
doctors now use internal medicine, to
ir... ?' e ch'CUlMien !n '.!? hitter bow
el, and so remove the disease.
Dr. Leonharde? flom-Bold ihe
fust ami only guaranteed internal pilo
cure in tin' form of tablets cur? -
any bind of plies, Sold by LntU'euS
Drug Co. *! for large box. ! >??.
Leonhai d I Co station H.. Buffalo, N.
LUCKY SWISS HOUSEWIFE.
She Lets the Rain Do All the Family
Washing For Her.
Swiss methods of laundering nre orig
inal, practical and labor saving. The
women there have learned well bow to
make the best use of their opportun! j
ties with the least exertion. How thej
QS6 the tourists every one who has
traveled in' the country of the Alps
knows. They also know how to make '
nature do their housework.
In most of tfoA towns everything that
Is washed or v leaned Is washed or
cleaned in one of the big watering
troughs that stand at regular Intervals
along the main thoroughfares. Into It
goes everything from potatoes to hu
man beings, and the only sanitary
regulation existent is that it must be
cleaned ?\it with a large broom made
of hush or twigs after the potatoes
have bad their hath. Hut when It
rains then everything else gives way
to the family wash, no matter If it is
Thursday or Sunday or Saturday or
Wednesday, for in Switzerland they
seek the rainy days for wash days. In
stead of deploring n cloudy Monday.
The steady downpour provides run
ning water in the village washlub.
Into the sweeping current the family
linen goes, and there it is whirled and
twirled about until every speck of dirt
is thoroughly rinsed away. The scrub
bing board is not put into commission
at all. Occasionally the good housewife,
protected under the family umbrella
held over her head by one of her
youngsters, who is allowed t<> enjoy
the drip* from that same umbrella,
takes n look at her wash anil encour
ages it with a gentle poke with her
husband's best cane. Hut the rest of
the day she enjoys to the full in her
snug chalet, while the elements do her
work, in fact, with her conselem e nl
rest that her day's tasks will be done,
she can spend her time gossiping with
her neighbor, whoso conscience is also
On the next day the wash goes
through :? process of bluing and starch
ing-all in thai same basin and I'm
ally, when the sun shines, it is laid
out on the wonderful green grass of
the Swiss matten and is there bleach
cd to a snowy whiteness. If the gla
ciers and the landslides were to ac
commodate her by rolling down over
her wash and ironing it out without
soiling the Swiss housewife would not
be at all surprised. In fact, it is not
to be doubted that she now regards as
an oversight the failure of I?ante Na
ture to provide an Ironing beard. New
LOST HIS LINEN JOB.
The Salesman Who Made a Caricature
of A. T. Stewart.
A. T. Stewart was shown one day by
one of his confidential employees an
amusing caricature of himself done in
"Good, good!" he laughed. "That's
excellent. Who did it?"
"A young salesman at the linen coun
ter. He scratched it Off as you pass
ed tin- oile r morning. I managed to
get it from him. and now he's seared
stiff for fear you'll see it,"' was the
"Seared stiff, is he?" said Mr. stew
art. with a twinkle in his eye. ".lust
sent him to me. will you?"
A little Inter a <\im youth entered
Mr. Stewart's private olllcn and said
he Understood h< had been sent for.
"Yes." said Mr. Stewart gravely and.
holding up the sketch asked. "Did you
The lad grew pale and stammered:
"I beg your pardon, sir; it was only
a bit of fun. I meant ho offense."
"That's nil very well, but you'll have
to give up your job hero,"
The youth humbly protested, when
Mr. Stewart burst out laughing and
said: "Don't say any more, my boy.
I'm only joking. Your sketch is excel
lent, and a^ it would be a sin to keep
a man of your artistic talent behind a
linen counter I propose to supply you
with the means to study art."
Mr. Stewart's proposition was grate
fully accepted, and it was thus that
John R, Rogers, (he sculptor, began his
artistic career. - New York Press.
His Littlo Joke.
A well known German who is son
thing of u Wag walked Into 0110 of t
public ofllces In Cincinnati the other
day. and from the nolso It was plain
that ho was wearing a pair of new
shoos or ones that bad recently been
One of (he clerks remarked about
the shoes, niid the German said:
"I comes pretty near selling des?
shoes the other day."
"How b that?" asked the clerk
"I had 'em half soled," said the Oer
man as bo walked out of the office.
A deep groan was heard as he slip
ped through the door.-Cincinnati Com
Not His Fault.
Vicar's Wlfo I'm sorry to see you
COnllng away from the public house so
Blacksmith- Yos'm. They won't let
me stay there two minutes.- As soon
as I get set down comfortable like
somebody's sure to want a job done,
and out I has to come again.?London
The Congenial Pair.
Purchaser -Please give me the (WO
seats that have a post between 'em.
Bex Office Sorry, sir, but the married
couple pairs arc ??!! sold. Cleveland
To i e candid, speak of the present
:.s though they were absent. To be
charitable, speak of the absent as
though they were present.?LI ppln
Exactness In Keeping Tab on the
Movementa of Soldiers.
We hoar much of the perfection of
military organization abroad, but it Is
doubtful whether any foreign war of
flee follows with an accuracy greater
than that displayed by our own war
department the movements of its of
ficers. The following Is au interesting
case In point:
A young army officer who hns seen
service In this country and In the east
was once with a scouting party In Ari
zona. After two weeks In the desert
his squad came to tho railway near a
small station. Within ten minutes a
telegram from Washington was
brought to him by tho station agent.
It asked if the officer wished to be
transferred to one of the new artillery
regiments then forming.
He answered by telegraph thai he
would be glad to enter oithe; of them.
Then with his squad he set ?.:. again
acre s the desert.
It was six days later when they
again struck the railway, this time
eighty miles front the point at which
they had previously crossed It, but the
Officer's reply from the war depart
incut was awaiting bill), It had been
telegraphed to every station within
A more striking Instance of accuracy
occurred after the same officer's trans
fer to the east. Ho was traveling
home on leave, and, as the regulations
require, he had noli lied the department
of the day. hour und probable route
of his journey. After he had been Oil
. the train for eight hours nt a small
station Hu? porter entered with a tele
gram, asking if any one of his mime
was present. On opening the tele
gram the officer found thai ii ordered
him to detached duly.
Exactness of detail could not be car
ried much further, 't he war depart
ment knew the whereabouts of an in
significant second I lent em.'n I even
when he was traveling on loave of ab
sence. N ew York 11 era 1.1.
A SNAKE STORY.
, The Roptilcs Were Frozen Stiff, but
That Didn't Harm Them.
A naturalist once told how in a
thicket on a mountain side In. saw a
man kill a rattlesnake. He beat the
life out of it with a club and colli ill
ued ihe pounding nil it was mangled
beyond recognition. When the mil
uralist remonstrated the man said.
"Doss, you can't kill a rattlesnake to,,
On one occasion a boat bound for
the United States from Kio de Janeiro
touched at Pernumbuco, where the
mate drove a bargain with a snake
, dealer for a half dozen reptiles of Varl
j ous sizes.
The male had them in a cage on
deck and charged a sailor with the
duty of washing it out with sea wa
ter every evening. All went well as
long as the weather was mild, but on
the night before the gulf stream was
crossed the sailor left a quantity of
Water in the enge, mid about thirty
hour< from port a biting gale struck
All hands were busy with Ihe storm,
and the snakes were forgotten. W hen
the mate thought of them ami went to
look aller their condition be found
them frozen stiff ami apparently as
dead us Hm proverbial doornail.
The dealer for whom the male had
brought them ennui on board tin- fol
low im day. lb- professed greal ills
appointment over the loss of his in
tended purchase, bin offered i<> take
the snakes away as a kindness I?) the
mate. II? gathered them in his nr.u
like so much liroWood and carried
them home. Hm ii rival denier after
ward told lie" officer thai plenty of
warm water had resuscitated the
snakes and thai they had been sold
to various museums not Id! the Worse
for their '?death'* by freezing. ?liar
Ths Ambulant B.irber.
Paris, like Peking, has its ambulant
barber. Armed with a little box. con
taining the necessary apparatus, razor,
?badger brush, soap, H h sors and sorvl
etle. he exercises hi- calling on ihe
banks of Hie Seine. All the bargee-.
navvies and piny laborers are bis ell
cuts. "Figaro" scat.-, his patient on
the pavement, covers his knees with u
newspaper and for ;i sou -haves, cuts
his hair and gives n bithiiih appear
anco to the tramps and otherij who
intrust i hetnselves io hl i care.
Odds and Ends. ,
Uncle Jim. an old negro driver in
Richmond) Va., had some ladles to
drive through tho cemetery. Ho look'
them round and mowed ibein thonota
blo graves and monuments and then
drove to that part of dm cemetery
Where (lie derelicts were Interred,
"Who are burled here'/" asked a lady
In the party, "I don't think I ever
was hero before.-'
"Oh," replied Uncle Jim, ''odds and
ends, missus, odds and ends!"- Pitts
How She Knew.
"Will you have some fresh mush
rooms V" asked the hostess sweetly,
"Yes." faltered the guest, "if you're
quite sure they're inn-brooms ami not
"Ob, I'm qulle litre," replied the
hostess, "f opened the can myself."
Detroit Free Pre-..
Tho B.g Bill.
Little H?h (just Marled in school.
Undo Harry. Whal is Ihe bird with the
biggest idiiv Unct ? n irry (who is still
thinking of the night before. .\ quail,
lily hoy; a quail on loast. .Judge.
In general, pride i?: at Ihe bottom o**
all great mistakes, Iluskln.
or umall headstones receive I he
name careful attention from
our exj>crt workmen. Wo buy
carefully at the quarries and
watch every detail of designing
flnixhing and pettlnx of memo
rials. Don't buy from travel
ing- asrents or catahus. Wo can
ahow you the material, wheth
er it he Kranite <.< marble, und
are Kind to ndvisi with you a
bout Improving your cemetery
lots. Lot us show > ou the dif
ferent granites Bnd marbles
und tell y? u ?l< Ut th? m.
W. B. KNIGHT
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
LAU RUNS, S. C.
Office up-svair.s In Barksdalc Building
noxt door to Palmetto Hunk.
Farm and Garden
have an established reputation
extending over thirty years, br
ing planted and used extensively
by the best Farmers and Garden
ers throughout the Middle nnd
Wood's New for 1911 will
Seed Catalog you to
^ determine as
to what crops nnd seeds to plant
for success and profit. Our pub
lications have long been, noted
for the full and complete infor
mation which they give.
Catalog mailed free on
request. Write for it.
T. W. WOOD ? SONS,
Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
ntucklen's Arnica Salve
The Dest Salve In The World.
( t /
Every year our farmers arc robbed ol thousands 01 v -: ' 1 ' ? '
dollars worth of fertilizer, which is leeched away in the ^wtfSL^ '
d: linage. Such heavy losses are absolutely unneccssaij . IwWwfS^ ^'
positively cannot be washed away. The inaxinuun pet \ '/' ' ,
cent of plant food which it contains leasts the heaviest ?'?<'
downpour, neither can its high degree of l'hosphoi;i v..
Acid revert, 01 go back, to insoluble forms. Thoimc \ \,
Phosphate is recognized as
The Best Source of Phosphoric Acid
f->' agricultural put poses. Besides, the lime it contain)
in cii special value in reclaiming exhausted acid soil'.
Thomas Phosphate contains no filler. Every pound
in a ton has its value.
Our fue booklet "Thomas Phosphate ami its
l;ses" explains how magnificent Crops ol cotton, com
truck, fruit and grain have been produced by it. Wine
for it to-day.
The Coe-Mortimer Company
Phone 202 Dentistry a Specialty
EARL C. OWENS
At Bolt & Hud^ens' Sale Stable.
LAUREN8, S. C.
In Bad Fix
"I had a mishap al (he age of 41, which k it me in bad
fix," writes Mrs. Qeorgia Usher, of Conyers, Oa.
"I was unconscious lor three clays, and niter that I
would have fainting spells, dizziness, nervousness, sick
headache, heart palpitation and many strange feelings.
*'l suffered greatly with ailments due to Hie change of
life and hail A doctors, but they did no good, so I concluded
U) Iry Cardui.
'Since taking Cardui, I am so much better can do
all my housework."
The Woman's Tonic
Do not allow yourself to get into a bad fix. You might
get in so bad you would find it hard to get out.
Belter take Cardui while there is lime, while you arc
still in moderately good health, just to conserve your strength
and keep you in tip top condition.
In this way your troubles, whatever they are. will grad
ually grow smaller instead of larger you will be on Ihc
up-grade instead of the down and by and bye you will
arrive at the north pole of perfect health,
(jet a bottle at your druggists' today.
FOR SALE j
One second-hand LicJdell Saw Mill andj[ai \
unlimited amount of f'OUgh lumber. f
. l I am prepared to do good work and give go d ?
service to any one wanting sawing done. %
William P. LJN^e I
g t Landford Station, Soufn '( ': ' : v,