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There is no wrong end up^
with this safety
fountain pen. Just
stick it into your pocket
any way it happens to go.
One little twist makes it leak
tight, ink - tight t AIR-TIGHT.
Come in and see how the little twist
corks it up and how quickly it fills itself.
Palmetto Drug Co.
SEEMS to BEaMAGNE*!
when once Started
The money men "fool away" in one year
won!*! start them on the road to true independ
ence. When one has once begun to travel this
road l?y banking his money lie never turns back.
It's a comfortable feeling.
Make < )l*R Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
ir~? ~ ,=?
Buyers Guide and Classified
E. V. FERGUSONS'
For Cleaning, Pressing
and Dyeing. All Alterations
promptly and neatly done.
Teh-phone No. 25.}.
Harness, Horse Goods
The- difference between a
rut and a grave is the length
and the breadth of it. If you
JOHN A. PRANKS
there is no danger of falling
Come In and see about the West
house Rugged Tungsten Lamps and
let us reduce your light bill.
W. P. HUDGENS
Tinning. Rooffing and
vS. S. BOYD
Plumber and Tinner
Dealer in Plumber's and Tin
Upstairs opposite City Hall.
P. F. Baxter ?S: Son
Marble and Granito Doalera
Georgia, Vermont and Kalian
Winsboro Granite kepi on yat
all the time t
Nowbcrry, S. <'.
VVe wash everything but
the Baby. Put your duds in
my suds. The best combina
tion in Laurens.
Laurens Steam Laundry
Delicacies of the Season
Por all the Delicacies of
is the place to go,
Laurens' Up-to-date Grocers
We are the sole bot
tlers for Coca Cola, the
Coca Cola Bottling
??The Quality Priutshop '
Specialist in Every Clas
of Job Work
SPELL OF TRAGEDY
HANGS OVER HOME
Scene of Fatal Duel Betweer
Brothers Long Noted for
Deeds of Blood.
BENEATH AN EVIL STAR
Accidents Costing Several Lives Have'
Recently Been Followed by a Mor
tal Combat That Still Remains a
Bloomsbury, Pa.- The spell of trau-;
rdy hangs over the Pcterman home in
Sugnrlouf township, where, only a few
days ugo, there was fought the duel
that resulted in the death of one IV
termnn brother and the wounding of
the other, who is recovering and will
be tried lor murder.
Sim , the hour when tin- news of the
terrible affair at the Pctertunn farm
been nie circulated over the quiet
countryside the history of the Peter
man homestead, with its tragedies,
begnn to ho recited over and ove r.
Klftecn >cars ago, when the Peter
man family was augmented by the
mania; <? of John termnn lo a widow
ed* tin- Sugtirloaf district and the bring
ing <it* hi r three children under the>
Pelerinan roof tree, the family was
out of the happiest of thai picturesque
section, (hie tiuy Mrs, Peforman was
boiling SOfl soap in a large heule that
swim:: from a crane in tbe? edel log
house. It was a ponderous cauldron,
holding many gallons e>r the grease
from the annual hog butchering, and
the Konp was to be of such quuntity
thai it would answer the household
all v. inter.
s in enow- Jusl J poll ly sr-emet)
te> know- one e>f the widow's children,
in plavim; about Ihe blazing lire,
knocked the boiling kettle from its
fliutetdng, and the mass of sizzling
grease spilled over, and ne>t em"> that
particular ?hihi, but the two other
children of (ho woman, se aiding all so
badly that they died in a few hOUld
'i h. tragedy sei appalled the mother
thai for a long time it was feared she
Duel Between Brothers.
would lose her mind, and for a long
time the- old loghouse* was shut up, not
even used as a storehemse, the mem
ory of the kettle tragedy being so
poignant that the place was aban
doned. Today it stands as a link be
tween the hideous past and the more
One day a few years afte r the ter
rible wiping out of Mrs. Petorman's
little ones, her husband was at work
in the fields ne>t 200 yards from the
house', a high wind, an accompani
ment to a terrific storm, swept over
the countryside, anel just when l'eter
mnn was passing at a distance in
Which the limbs of the monarch
cnughl and pinned him te> tb*- ground,
a ponde-rous tree on the knoll was
blown over and Farmer Pcterman was
killed. His grave was added te> the
row of little graves in the Sur.arloaf
cemetery, and alongside that e>f the
Always the history of the- IVtcrman
farm was referred to in tones of sad
ness, and the- place grow to he- asse>
ciated with UlO community in sort of a
weird way. Rut the capsheaf of its
tragic history was that enacted somev
tvhero In the hemsc or out of it, with
knife and a stone and flat, In the rlark
ness the other night between the- two
brothers, who were equally Interested
In the- property.
There were tWO-SCOre knife weuinds
in the- body of Abrain Petermnn when
the undertaker came te? lay e>ut. his
body for burial, anel the- faco and
head were battered in as though deme>
with a steine. His bodj had boCIl
found at the foot e>f a wail, or over
shot, near the Peterman farmhouse, (
and In the latter the; brother, .lohn,
himse lf te rribly wounded AS " "Vilgh
he- had beeil ntfacked by a veritable
mailman, was found in a seml-uneon-|
s< i i;s condition. lie acknowledged
having Flalu his brother, hut de. land
ilvVit If he ! "1 i.ot i:il'< ?! A! i tini Ik
Ilium 'If w mil have for:. .! his life',
hi ? ?
ACTIVE CAMPAIGN BEGUN
TO SECURE REDUCTION
Kock Hill Man of Cotton Reduction to
be (liven Trial in Southern States.
New Orleans, Dec. 21.?The execu
tive committee of the Southern Cot
ton congress adjourned tonight af
ter deciding upon a plan to seeurc a
reduetion In tho cotton acreage of he
South to the extent of 21 per cent, next
year and taking steps to secure he
uniform operation of the plan in all
the cotton growing states.
The plan adopted is a modification
of the socalled "Rock Hill plan"
which was proposed to the commit
tee by .1. G. Anderson of Hock Hill,
S. ('.. aiul provides for securing sinn
ed pledges from farmers through
Slate and county organizations. in
the "declaration" adopted, it is spec
ifically stated that die organization
"does not wish to do anything which
may he in violation of the Sherman
To Call on Rankers.
The state organizations are to call
upon bankers and business nun to,
assisl tin- iners in securing snlii
olent organization expenses. Much
State organization, headed by a su
perintendent, is to appoint commit
tees in eacli county ami. in turn,
township committees are to be organ
ized. Paid canvassers are to be en:
ployed to secure signatures of farm
ers 10 tl" (dodges to curtail acreage.
The form of pledge used by the
F fillers' Union was approved ami
adopted as the form to he employed
in this work.
The reports mi acreage reduction
from the various State superintend
ents are to be tiled with I".. .1, Wat
son, president of the congress, at Co
luiiibio, S. ?'.. by March I. 11)12. and.
;,r>e,' the ligurcs are compiled, they
will ho published throughout the
Suggests Farmers' Rallies.
The committee recommended that
farmers' rallies Intended to aid in
this movement, be held on ,1aunary
2."?, ne\; al every school home in the
cotton belt, to be followed on January |
?J7. by county rallies at tho various
Already, it was stated. State and
county organizations are actively at
work in Texas. Alabama and Missis
sippi to secure a reduetion in cotton
acreage, and great success was re- j
ported by Hie delegates from these
U. I). RrowII of Paris, Tex., direct
ed attention to a report published in
The Farmers' Cnlon Journal at Ar- !
lington, Tex., over the signature of
officers of the Texas State union. '
charging that the figures on which
the federal agricultural department
based its estimate of the cotton crop
are distorted, to the great injury of
the cotton planters. This statement
charged that 1.250,000 hales of cotton
are virtually counted twice by the
government in making up the esti
mate of the probable amount of the
tiov. Noel of .Mississippi suggested
that ihis was a very serious charge
and should immediately be brought t<?
the attention of Secretary Wilson at
The quicker a cold is gotte.t rid of
the less the danger from pneumonia
and other serious diseases. Mr. H. W.
I.. Hall, of Waverly, Va., says: "I
1 firmly believe Chamberlain's Cough,
, Remedy to he absolutely (he best prcp
i a rat ion on the market for colds. I
: have recommended it to my friends
and they till agree with me." For
sale by all dealers.
It has been said that
ninety per cent of the
American people have
- the pocket remedy
has rc-levcd more than ninety
per cent of those who have
tried it. Why should you suf
fcr? Try it at otfrrisfe your
money back ? you want it,cr
f yofi a -e not willing to invest
half .i ctollar we will prove its
i lf. ..jf \yy g?ncftn?yott an order
for a frJ:;e package free.
FhsDfecstit Co. Jackson, Kiss.
Vor Sale By
DR. B. F. POSKY
Simpson, Cooper & Bahb,
Attorney;] at Lav/.
Wii) practice in Stato Court*.
? mnt attention criven to all business.
Big LAND SALE!
J. N. LH AK
The 4 4 La rid Man"
Two nnd fifty nlnt -ono hundroths
acres of land with it two Btory ston
room 4S x 20, hounded by 1; ntfs of
Kui'us Orny and \Y. K. Adnlr. This
is ono of lim fines! locations for a,
general mercantile business in the
upper part of the county. Price lit*-'
teen hundred dolbtrs.
G lots of land ranging from "?*> to
i'.i nereis jmt outs:::.' of the liu orpornt
ed limits of the town of Gray Court,
This is known as (lie Hill place and
Is in on.- half milt> of the Gray Court
OwingS Institute and will he sohl at
.; ranging from thirty to sixty
tlollnrs per acre. Here is a clinnco I
to f< t close to tho best high school, j
One half acre of land Will) 4-rootll
COlluge, Watts mill. Price $1050.00.
200 acres of land, with dwelling,
three tenant houses ami good out
buildings, bounded by .Id Uavls, Hub
Martin and others. Prices and terms
3:11 acres of land within three miles
of Princeton with dwellings and out
uiildings lor the small sum of $l<;
li)0 acres of land with six-room
dwelling with good tenant houses, up
to-date out buildings. This is a very
desirable home and a beautiful farm,
situated in three miles of Ware
Shoals, on the main thoroughfare lead
ing from Laurons to Ware Shoals.
Six acres of land, 5 room cottage,
good barn and other outbuildings, 2
acres wired in, four nice building sites,
at Watts Mills village, price ?2,:,00.
131-2 acres of land, half mile from
ICnorco, with corn and wheat mills, tin'
latter being in running condition.
125 acres of land. with seven
room dwelling, barn and outbuildings,
bounded by lands of Rebecca Simp
son. John Childress and others. Price
f'!0 per acre.
85 acres of land more or less, olghl
room dwelling, tenant houses, good
barn and outbuildings, in the town of
Lanford. Prlco $0,500.
i '? acre of land with six-room dwell
ing in tow n of Cllutt a siluntod on
Adnlr Street. Price $2,200.
I no res of Innd, more or loss, and
ton room dwelling, eloetriu lights and
wider works on Wesl Main street,
City of I.aureus, 159 fool front. This
is the lines! loon!ion in the clt) of
I.ami'is and (he building i.; up-to
date where you will linve tho nd
vuiilr.gcs of a country homo and still
lie on tho main klrccl in the city
oi l.aureus. Terms and prico inndo
I07'y acres of land with seven-room
collage, well supplied with tenant
houses and out buildings, in three
miles of Grny Court, s C, conven
lenl to schools and churches. This is
a nice locution in a thickly settled
community, surrounded by the best
while people. Prlco $117.".. Terms
so neres of land in the town of I.nn
foni with benutifiil eotluge nicely lo
ealed. Price $G,500.
2 benutifiil six-room coltagos ?.
close to business part of the town.
[ Prices right and terms made < asy. Al -
so lols suilnblo for rcshh nco lota In
town of Clrny Court.
One lot of land fiO ft. fronting on
North Harper streit, 210 foot deep
with store-room 20x50 near the Walt:*
Out i< t fionllns; North Harper St.,
100x210 feel deep, m ice $800.00.
:'. business lots near the Watts mill
fr-'nllllff North Harper street. L'."n:150
tine lot with U'-room eoltnge front
ing Mock street, 110x300 bet deep.
?J neres of land, more or less, and
S-rooin dwelling, store-house and ntlt
buildiug at Owings Station. This prop
erty Is well located to establish the
trade and is worth int.re then the mon
ey wo ask, $2,650.00.
?I acres of land with |wo dwellings
in town of fountain Inn, nicely lo
cated. Prices and terms made right.
I acre of land fronting on North
Harper si reel with live-room dwelling,
hounded by Dr. Walker and l.co Cann.
All under wire. This home was built
in the month of May. 1010, prices and
terms made right.
l acre of land, 7 room tlwi Hing with
I lire places, all under wire, in town
of Fountain Inn. Price i- 500.00.
If you do not find what you want let me know your wants
and I will find it for you.
J. N. LEAK
The Real Estate Man That Divides the Harth t<? Suit Your Purse
WANTED-A RIDER AGENT
IN EACH TOWN and district Loridu ui d ovli bit n sample Latest Model
'Rancor" hlci ein fund-On ?! I>y us, < mr nm ntsovorywhore are making
111' 111 V fllSl U'tiUtui lullt fi., I ,(,<,?! ,,tl. r at on//. 4<
NO MONEY REQUIREf) im mi re tlve and npprovo ot your
bicycle, \\n ship to anyone anywhere in ihe t? s v nhout a um .Utmn
in Mi.ftty freight : ? . TCN HAYS' F REE TRIAL dm inn
v Iii Ii i line you may rldn I lie Mr vole and put, ll. to any lest you wish.
I f ." a tiro tin 'l not perfee ! ,? sal Nth?! < r do n<>' w Isli to keen tu?
Novel * snip It, back to us a to; ? i . ? ? , nud fu will nm tt out <mt imt.
FoWOrV pi?5nFc? v"' ' ' rniln bicycles Ii, I.??
U...j..1.J ? HiUkV ? , . iiiii ? < ui. one. small nrollt al>ovo
actual fad ?ryoost, \> i iv< ?^'i to middlemen's profits by buy
Intfdircct<>f uslitnd have tins mannl , n r's loinruntco behind your
ilcyeli DO NOT BUY a bl.-veieor i i r of Ures from an,t,m lit am
tilt tint Ii you rcrelyo our ei i.i I ? , . | learn our unheard of /jh?'/
'Itfi niid . mail ihit tfttialiC"! l?i ridoi n fonts.
VOU 1fill BE AST0MI3H?DI : :ZT^^lXSt^
'H'll.wo ran ninko you tin* yi-nr v ?? ? in, i.-,?!..-? yrmlo IiIojcIch for
rr ?,-I>",",'"> "iMmny oihor fautory. Won ? ?atlnicil u'.iifi.ui|>r<itil?lxivofactoryoort.
fin', r- im, i II n ' I i ' "n ?Ur e*"",,cr> ??< " ' M?n?opl?lo?l?l?ubHi our prlCOB?|
second HAi;a-jiorcLt s. Wo do not rosninri km ? ? Uml ktryolo* kut iimially kattv
COASTER-BRAKtSr *mK,c"h.?^->m< ' 1
'o'ler c'i->'^'. nnil pod.il?. |>?rtH. n'luiln anil,
, l.HH Ilt Of I
9J> i3edssthorn Panstare-iT
Tht ftfilarritatl f
tlO.CO t" fie. but to
tflllllllfOtHumflt fair fort I 1 M-till wttharjrrtl 55
NAILS, Tack?, or Clata will lot let the air out.
A liuiiilred thousand pnIrs sold I:? ~i year.
DESCRIPTION: It^tW-i 1}
rid I Dt", very durable and bind lli.il ' ? .. II Ii
a special ipinllt y of rubber, which m ,or Im"
COmcs porous ami wl k'li clones nn small
punctures without allowing Lho air too
Wo have hundreds of loin rs from so Isfli >\ ens....
stating Hint their tlreshnvoonl I? 'i pumped mi nn<
or twlco In ft whole wovdi. '!..,. . i .'ii no more l iiau
Bp ordinary tire, the puiiuioreresiKiii:;; <iun!iiii i icinf .
given hy several layers i.l : In, rin . l|y pipp.uvii if, IS ' re will <->utla,
fabric on tho tread, Tho i ml r prl lluw I r< i If m?K??80FT, I
Is $10.00 per pair, hut for ad ? ore 11 BA?Y RIOIHO?
Mo ico tho thickrubbortroatJ?
"A" ?nd puncture at rips "B"
nr.d "D" alto rim atrip *'MM>
tc prevent rim cutting. Thisw
.> will oiitlast any othoil
making a special factory
day loiter is received, v. ,? ?
ha vo examined aiei : nn ?! i1
We ? Ml n i'Wtt?Mh Ci rounl ? .
with OBf/'R ,1
ret'irM .1 nt OUft <v|n mi ? if f.rir ?
nn I moni'y ont tun ? i ? <ti>n-1
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v.?! know ii, it >?? i v , 11 ?
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prl< i ,,i ,i... r v ? ? ?
ho Mar i ??
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tin i ?? i f i i i iiOpor nalr, Ail unli rsshipped sfimoJ
<" '1 1' on npnroval ^ u <lo not pay a cont until youi
n'-i i- 11in i 'iiied, I
ix *i $.|.SS I '? ill It ,,?i f,<| FULL CASMf
, onl' r as |ll? llr,n tuny l)?<
'i * ... ? ? ,. ivoaro pr'ffootiy rci:ablo>]
? 'I llnil llml tkoy will rl.fr?|
1 -1 er i eil or Hi^n at any prico. I
it) yiiiir unit r. . .. nut
* ' ' ? rid r .i |.-.i 'of fti -fr. "mm
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