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Numbers ot persons complain that
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vance. Whon the proprietor has to
tako the risk of frequently getting
nothing for the paper, and besides, has
to pay for collecting, there Is no profit
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yanco the profit would bo much bettor
than at ono dollar and a half on a cre
dit. Therefore, in order that there
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Subscribers In arroars who wish tho
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This rule will be rigidly adhered to.
The cash must bo paid before tho pa
por is sent, else tho prico will remain
one dollar and a half.
Our New Council.
The election on. last Tuesday was a
good humorod contest. Two substan
tial and popular citizens, W. R Ritch
ey, Esq., and Dr. P. B. Connor, contest
ing for the Mayoralty, tho contost was
close, Mr. Richey, in a full vote, win
ning by fifteen majority. The Alder
men elect are: C. 11. Ropor, L. S. Ful
ler, F. P. McGowan, C. B. Bobo, J. S.
Bennett and B. A. Sullivan. What
was known as the "young American"
ticket is considered to have provailed.
Those chosen aro all business mon, in
terested in building up and taking care
of the town,and wo aro all happy. As
they will have a hard task in pleasing
everybody, wo extend our sincere
sympathy in advanco and advise them
that thoy need have no apprehension
of tho old Greek ostracism, with which
citizens, who by reason of their popu
larity, had grown dangerous, were sent
out of tho country.
The Act creating this now county
attaches the territory in its bonders to
tho .*ld Congressional District and to
the 7th Judicial Circuit, now composed
of Spartanburg, Laurens, Union and
Nowborry. Three terms of Court arc
fixed for the .'Id Monday of March, tho
4th Monday of July and tho 4th Mon
day of Novombor. Tho first term of
the Court will be lrs4d in Novombor
Messrs. Furman, C. M., Robertson,
B. F., and Sloan, B. F., are taking
post-graduate courses in ohemlstry.?
Mr. Tillman, B. K., Jr., is taking a
post-graduato course in English, at tho
same tlmo studying Latin and law.
Any one wanting a lino Jersey bull
calf should write to Dr. Quick at once.
A base-ball team has been organized
with Sullivan, J. F., as manager; Irby
W. C, as Captain, and Brock, W. F.,
as scorer.?Cor. Abbeville Press and
U. C. V.
A mooting of Camp Charles Rutlcgo
Holmes is heroby called to meet at tho
usual place and hour on Saturday the
R. N. OUNINGHAM,
Mar. 11, '07 Commander.
A mooting of Camp Garlington U.
C. V. is heroby ordered for Friday
March 26th, at Laurens Court House
at 11 a. m. A large attendance re
quested. By order of
B. W. BALL,
B. w. Lanpord, A. A.
Only one Rambler Cyclo $100.00 for
Croscent cyclo guaranteed fully foj
a limited time?$:<4.50.
S M & E II Wilkos & Co.
A singlo fact out-weighs a thousand
claims. The single fact about S. M. &
E.H. Wilkos & Co., is that thoy sell
you a bicyclo for $34.50 with as good a
guarantee as any $100 wheel.
It's quite easy to order from us a Sunny
Souih Stovre and thoro aro many ways
of doing it through tho invontions of
Boll and Edison, tho Wostorn Union or
Uncle Sam will do the trick for a 2
cents stamp. Try us.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos ik Co
Wilkes pays freight.
A big lot of spongos in a now show
case so that you can see what you want
at Dr. Posey's Drug Storo.
Briek, Lime and Lumber for sale
by J. C. Elliott.
If you wish something nico try Col
gate^ soaps, perfumes and Vaseline
preparations. A full lino can bo found
The Laurens Drug Co.
Good tollot paper 6 cents per packago
at The Laurens Drug Co.
Headquarters for best values and low
est prices in clothing, phoes, hats and
staple dry goods.?J. R. Mmtor & Son.
When you are ready to buy Rug* wo
request you to see S. M. A E. II. Wilkos
& Co.'s line short length carpeting Rugs
from 20 cents up $16.00 each.
When you are ready to look tor the
good things that yon may considor no
ceesary for your "house" soo S. M. &
E. H. Wilkes & Co.'h line. Thoy nro
"Honse Furnishers" from kitchen to tho
parlor. Delivered free.
Wo will be back at our old and splen
did stand on tho corner. In tho moan
while our damaged stock must go to
our old customers at tho lowest prices.
Davis & Roper.
Why suffer with Coughs, Colds and
LaGrfppo whon Laxative Bromo
QtflNiNK will eure you In ono day. ?
Does not produce tho ringing in the
head like Sulphate of Quinlno. Put up
In tablets convenient for taking.?
Guaranteed to euro, or money re
funded. Prico, 26 cents.
For sale by Hill & Martin.
Do you ever cook? Did you ever cook
on Sinnv South Stove. S. M. <fe E. II.
It Co. glvos you a guarantee
need hot be afraid ot. Thoy
Attended Upon The Marriage of a
Popular Youug Couple.
The elegant reception at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. W. O. Irby on Tuesday
evonlng last was the crowning social
event of tho season?on this the wed
ding ovo of their eldest daughtei, Miss
Lvdie to Mr. Thomas Dean Darlington,
of rhomasvillo, Ga., friends and rela
tives of the popular pair thronged the
hospitable mansion to do them honor
and enjoy tho parting reception of
their charming hostess. Many a time
have these Monds partaken of the
hospitable cheer of this homo, but this
ovening pro?cnted a 6co'no that would
make the heart of an anchorite glow.
Never did a bonnlo brldo look fairer,
as sho stood radiant with expectant
bapplnosson the throshhold of her new
life, than did this daughter of Laurens
as she stood besldo tho handsomo
groom receiving her friends. Beauti
ful maidens lu full evonlng dress,
handsomo matrons in gowns of
soberer huo and distinguished looking
men, did homage to this pair who were
so soon to tako upon themselves the
most solemn vows lifo can Impose.
Ip tho halls and parlors good cheer,
music ami laughter roignod with de
lightful Informality. Up stairs tbo ta
bles groaned under scores of tangible
expressions of tho estoom in which the
twain were he'd. Tho love of near fivo
BCOre friends soomed crystallized lu
Bohemian glass?cut glass and china?
moulded into every conceivable shape
in brass and copper, silver and gold or
carved Into wood or woven Into linen
fresh from Krlus Is'o. In tho dining
room a delightful repast Buppllmonted
the "feast of reason and the flow of
soul" tlil the guests folt they were In
tho houso beautiful on tho doloctablo
mountains. Tho guests lingered loth to
leave tho fair hostess 'til tho noon of
night warned thom of her much needed
ro*t. Tho brido-oloct novor looked moro
beautiful than on her last appearance
among her friends as Miss Lydlo Irby.
Ilor gown of pure whlto brocade silk?
with zouave of silk netting ombroldorod
in silver thread and pearl rosos lent
a now charm to the slondor graceful
She wore diamonds, the gift of tho
groom and carried an exquisite bou
quet of bride rosos and maiden hair
fern. Her friends will never forgot
her as she stood among thorn a perfect
picture of purity and lovllness, and as
wc passed out from tho beautiful scone
our 'hearts echoed as ono heart this
"Send to them pleasure passing In
God that is over us all."
On Wednesday morning, March 10th
the Baptist church was comfortably
filled with the friends of Miss Lydio
Irby and Mr. T. D. Darlington who had
ass-mbled to witness the marriage of
this popular young eouplo. The church
was beautifully with lloral decorations,
gracefully arranged by loving bands
and the glorious sun that had beon
hidden by murky clouds for ton days
Hashed out in prodigal loveliness and
Hooded the sccno with a glorious burst
of light. Just as tho minute hand
marked the dial at half past twelve
Miss Emma Ualc,of Clinton,S. C. began
the wedding march. The ushers, Mr.
Gus Tompkms, of Port Royal, William
Elliott, of Beaufort, Chas T. Baker, ot
Augusta, L. W. Boyd, Ciaudo Babb,
and lt. V. Irby, of Laurons forraod a
group at the alter step. Tho groom
and best man Mr. A G. Allel): of Al
lcndale, S. O, ontorcd from tho vestry
and stood waiting for tho brldo who
entered upon tho arm of hor sister,
Miss Claudia and joined tbo waiting
Carty at the Alter. As soon as tho
ride had joined him whose name was
now to be hers, the music dropping in
to the tender strains of "call mo thine
own" lent solemn effect to tho tondor
doss and solemnity with which the be
loved pastor, Rev. J. D. Pitts pro
nounced the holy words of life's most
solemn vows. The entire party wore
gracefulbuttonleros of Mexican violets
and the white rug upon which tho
contracting parties stood was bordcrod
with this fragrant emblem of inno
cence and faithfulness. Tho bride wore
a beautiful dark cadet blue tailor made
travelling suit trimmed in navy blue
braid and buttons. The Maid of Honor,
wore a blue brocade gown of lighter
shade trammed in lilac gilt chillon and
dark blue velvet. The universal esteem
in which these young people are held
speaks volumes for their sterling
quulitcs ami augurs well for their fu
ture. They left for points of interest
in the South after which they will
make their homo inThomasvillc, Ga.
The following visitors attondod the
Irby-Darlington wedding: Mr. Jack
Davis, of Clinton, M. L. Copoland, of
Clinton, J. H. Irby, of Columbia, Miss
Carrie Baric, of Columbia, Miss Lizzie
Glenn, of Newberry, Miss Km Halo,
Switzer, Miss lanle Vanco and Miss
Nan Vance, of Clinton, Miss Em Lcakc,
Mrs. S. P. Vance, Mrs. W. T. Vanco,
of Clinton, Miss Laura Darlington,
Allcndale, Miss May Singleton,, of
Tho Public Acts,
Tho News and Courier is doing an
act of public charity as well as show
ing newspaper enterprise In printing
the recent Acts of General Assembly.
It will bo a month beforo thoy sro
available in their usual printed form.
THE ADVERTISER wishes corres
pondents at or near all tho post otllcos
in. the county, excepting of course,
those where wc already have regular
Paper, envolopes and stamps will be
furnished thom and the paper will be
sent thom froc.
Their letters must bo received by
Friday. Important happenings, such as
Ores, murders and deaths, if thoy oc
cur after tho letter has beon mulled,
should be sent In at anv time later,
but very brlolly, if thoy can reach the
ollice by Monday noon.
Romomber In writing to:
Write on one sido of papor.
Write legibly, and proper names es
Give us simply tho facts and nothing
moro. Don't make long comments ?
Toll about tho visitors, deaths, births,
woddings, entertainments, crops,
schools and any thing of interest but
soo always bow few words the story can
bo told In. The best newspaper writer
is tho writer who can say most, glvo
most facts, in the least spaco.
To Cure a Cold in Ono Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tnb
cts. All Druggists refund the money
if it fails to Cure. 2So.
For sale by the Laurens Drug Com
Go to SI inter's for your staple dry
goods and save money. Prices are
right. J. lt. Hinter & Son.
Don't fail to see our new arrivals that
are rolling In, J. K. M inter it Son.
The Big Store.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
The Cheapest Furniture and Music
Houso in North or South Carolina.
It advertises straight from the shoul
der. No 8onsatiQnal vorballngs. No
other ro-lnforcomcnt but the simple,
Look through tho store or write for
prices. Goods delivered to any Rail
road town within 100 miles of Clinton.
THE BIG STORE,
Mar. 16,07-0m Clinton. S. 0.
AFFAIRS OF THE STREET CORNERS
?PEOPLE WHO'VE DROPPED
IN FOR A FEW DAYS.
"St. Patrick's day in tbo morning"
8everal interesting communications
are crowded out this week.
Tbo new woman will be largely in
attendance on tin ?.Cor butt and Fitzslm
mons entertainment to-morrow.
Miss Florine Bolt, a pretty and oopu
larjyoung lady of Easley is visiting in
town at Mr. D. O. Barksdale's.
Mrs. Oha?. W. Bostick wont to Lau
rens yesterday to visit her parents.?
Governor Ellerbe has ordered an
olection of county ofllcers for Cherokeo
county on tbe 27th instant.
Greenwood county will hold primary
oloctions on the 18th and 26th Instant
to choose candidates for various offices.
Miss Eva Gary, of Nowberry is vis
iting her sister Mrs. J. A. Barksdale,
Jr., of this city.
Miss May Singleton, of Acton, is in
town, tho guost of Miss Mame Fergu
Mrs. Ann Culbortson, wife of Maj.
G. W. Culbortson, died at her home,
near Ekom, In this county, on the 6th
Inst. after a long Illness.
Township Commissioners aro not
commissioned by tho Governor. They
simply take an oath of office before tho
Clerk of Court.
Great Hoods prova'1 in tho great
rivers of the North W'jst. The Mis
sissippi threatens to change its bed,
and Memphis is in danger.
Miss Sarah Sullivan, who has been
spending several weeks with Mrs. J.
E. Burnside, returned to her home In
Laurens yesterday.?Greenville News.
The friends of Miss Emma Jones
who has recently been so extremoly
111 will bo glad to learn that she Is now
confidently expocted to recover.
Enoreo Presbytery has been called
to moot in the Presbyterian church
horo this morning in order to dismiss
Rev. Barnwell Anderson to the Pres
bytery of Cherokee Georgia In which
he Is soon to assume the pastorate of a
The Southern Railway proposes to
give tho low rate of ono first-class fare
for tho round trip to Wilmington in
May when the Southern Baptist Con
vention meets there.
Rev. \. J. Uolmos, Evangollst for
Enorec Presbytery Is to begin on next
Sunday ovonlng a series of services In
the Pre8bytorlan church here. This
will doubtless be agreeable intelligence
to all Mr. Holmes Laurens friends.
The dispensary constabulary force
la tho Stato has been largely reduced
by Governor Ellerbe. John T. Lang
ston, of this county, Is retained, and J.
P. Ellogo, a new man appointed.
Tho Hon. H. H. Evans, Mayor of the
city of Newborry, has been In tho city
for several days and Laurons seoms to
put on a livelier look. Ho was formerly
our Chief Magistrate, but our city
has not outgrown him.
Tbc Laurons Harness Company havo
just completed some of the best har
ness that has boon made in tho South.
Laurens should bo proud of thl? new
enterprise as you do not have to send
off from homo to get lino harness.
Corbott and Fitzslmmons as repre
sented In pictures are fine Herculean
follows with "foreheads villainously
low." Aftor tho fight tho winner
will be a monkey and the loser a
This is Augusta's grand week of at
tractions?all should go and have a good
time. The rail way fares are reasonable
and the hospitality of tho city is unex
celled on the continent. The Advkk
tiser acknowledges an invitation to the
Banquet to the Press on this evening
and must loose the glorious occasion, as
many delightful occasions aforetime
have been missed.
William N. Wharton, Esq., a prom
inent farmer of this county, died at
the homo of his son Col. J. H. Whar
ton on March the 4th, and his remains
were buried at Beaverdam on the fol
fowing day. He was seventy-eight
years old and had beon a member of
Beaverdam Church for forty-nlno
years. He was a good neighbor, dis
tinguished for modest, unassuming
worth, public spirited, a true patriot,
and universally reBpocted.
It is estimated by competent author
ity that tho cotton crop of tho South
will be twenty million bales a quarter
of a century hence. The possibilities
of tho crop in Egypt is giving anxiety
to Southern planters largely interested
in this plant. This estimate for the
future doos not take in improved moth
nds of cultivation and handling, but
has reference to the natural develop
ment of tho labor supply.
Mayor Dial resigned his office of
Mayor during last week and was
elected a member of the Commission
of Public Works, In placo of W. R.
Richoy, who resigned to accept the
office of Mayor. This Board held a
mooting on yosterday to receive bids
for the construction of Water and
Electric Light Works. A number of
bids wore filed and the city has beon
lively for several days with anxious
contractors from all parts of the
Tho South Carolina State Pross As
sociation will meet at Newberry on the
25th of May. Hon. Patrick Walsh, of
tho Augusta Chronicle. Is expected to
make the annual oration* A trio to
Nashville has beon arranged. Editor
Aull is president of the Association.
Tho Association will visit Nashvlllo,
taking in tho great Southern Exposi
tion, soon to open In that eity. Thoy
will stop by Invitation at tho growing
town of Clinton, visit tho Orphanage
and see othor sights in that progres
sive burgh to astonish tho nimble pen
Under tho conlty of State's rules
the kind hearted Governor of South
Carolina honored a requisition of the
good Governor of Georgia, for the re
turn to that Stato of one Fowlor,
charged with forgery. Tho requisition
was placed in tho hands of a Laurens
deputy, who located Fowlor near Foun
tain Inn and wont to arrest him. Fow
lor though a handy man, had lost both
hands in accldonts, while he had acci
dent policies all the while. There are
several versions as to tho Deputy's ad
ventures, one that ho found tho inter
esting Fowlor In tho midst of a largo
household; Fowler being an ex-minis
ter, tho deputy was invited to join in
prayer and in the midst of the prelimi
naries, the accused disappeared; an
other version, that all Bat down to a
sumptuous dinner and that betweon
tho substantial and the desert the ac
cused vamoosed and made good his es
cape at a Nancy Hank's paoe. At any
rate the Interesting character, wbo is
figuring largely In the papers; made
gvod his escape, and the laugh Is now
i upon the Laurons deputy. /
New City Government*
Tbe newly elected Mayor and board
of Aldermen were duly installed into
office in the council chamber at 0 A.
M. yesterday, N. B. Dial, Esq. as
Notary administering the constitu
tional and oQlolal oath. They imme
diately proceeded to a business meet
ing, the first business being the elec
tion of a Olerk and Treasurer. Mr. L
G. Balle, the efficient Incumbent was
chosen by ballot; then followed the
election of the Incumbent and faithful
Chief, L. A. Langeton. It was re
solved to eleot three Instead of two As
sistants as formerly, resulting in the
choice of J. O. Richardson, Wm Irby,
and D. C. Barksdale. Uitherto a man
has been employed on Factory Hill,
but the three Assistants are now sub
ject to duty throughout tho city. The
salary of the Clerk is fixed at 9500. of
the Chief at 9000, while he is required
to keep mounted, and the Assistants
get 9400. They arc required to bo in
uniform and to wear their batons. A
committee on streets consisting of L.
8. Fuller, B. A. Sullivan and J. 8. Ben
nett was appointed. A finance commit
tee was appointed with C. B. Bobo,
ohalrman, F. P. McGowan and C. U.
Roper. The Mayor is ex officio a
mombor of all committees. The offi
cials are to bo paid every two weeks.
A resolution was passed that no liquors
aro allowed to be drunk about tho
city offices by policemen or others and
inebriety on the part of the officials
will be visited with removal. The In
dications are that the new board will
prove an efficient working body and
that the affairs of the olty are In good
ClHppings from Houea Path
Cspt. J. B. Humbert, of Prince
ton was here last Friday.
John A. Balentine, a prominent
young farmer of Brewerton was
here for awhile Monday.
Rev. W. B. McCuen will be or
dained in the ministjy of the Bap
tist church at Princeton next Sun
Wo are glad to note that our
neighboring city, Laurens is to
have a system of water works and
Q. Wash Davis, of Laurens coun
ty was here Monday soiling cot
ton. Mr. Davis is a farmer who
raises his own "hog and hominy"
and has his cotton as a surplus
T. C. McDaniel and wife Spent
Sunday with relatives here.
John Ellodge a prominont young
man of Laureus county was here
for a few hours yesterday.
Dr. J. R. Wright, who has been
In Nashville for several months
attending a medical college ar
rived at home on last Saturday.
We predict a brilliant future for
him in the medical field,
Mr. G. Pet Smith of Brewerton
was in the city for aw bile last Fri
day. Mr. Smith is one of the most
prominent citizens of Laurens
county, and is very popular with
Wo offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that can not be cured by Hall's
F. J. OHENEY & CO. Props.
We the undersigned have knov? n
F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen
years, and believe him perfectly
honorable in all business transac
tions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by their
West <fe Truax, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O.
Walding, Kinnan, & Marvin,
Whosesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is takon in
ternally, acting upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Price 7G cents per bottle. Sold by
all druggists. Testimonials free.
Roll of Honor.
Following is the honor roll of
Bailey school for tho month of
First Grado ? Estello Ramage,
Davenport Milam, Errette Jacks.
Second Grade ? Anna Temple
ton, Bessie Brown.
Third Grade ? Ronnie Jacks,
Grace Temple ton, D. Templeton,
Mattio Adair, Pluss Brown.
Fourth Grado ? Alma Tribble.
Florence Ramage, Sallie Jacks,
Lilla Adair, Essie Adair, Emma
Jacks, Johnny .Madden.
MARY Bbamlettb, Teacher.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURENS,
At Laurens in the State of South Carolina,
At the Close of Business, Mar. 9, 1897.
Loans and discounts, $ 02,093 7."
Overdrafts, seeurod, 290 79
U. S. Ilonas to seoure circula
tion, 10,000 00
Hanking-bouso, furniture, and
fixtures, 3,091 55
Other real estate and inert gages
owned, 4,082 00
Due from National Hanks (not
Reserve Agents) 120 23
Duo from State Hanks and
Hankers, 291 20
Due from approved rosorvo
agents, 1,303 97
Notes of other National Ranks, 100 00
Fractional paper ourroncy,
mokles, aud couts, 202 00
Lawful money reserve m
Specie, 0,782 00
IiCgal-tender notos, 1,315 00 8,097 00
Rodomptlon fund with U. S,
Treasurer (5 per cont. of
circulation, 720 00
Total, ' $128,352 15
Capital stock paid in, $ 63,000 00
Surplus fund, 12,000 00
Undivided profits, Iohs oxpun
sos and tuxes paid, 1,029 96
National Hank notes outstand
ing, 12,180 00
Duo to other National Itsnks, 1,840 23
Duo to Stato Han Us and Ran
kers, 539 19
Dividends unpaid, 582 00
In ividua! doposlts subject to
oheek, 27,310 07
Time cortltioatos or deposit, 2,3-10 70
Notes and bills rodiscounteil, 6,000 00
Total, $128,352 15
STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA, ?
County of Laurens. j
I, John Augustus Rarksdalo, Cashier
of tho abovo-namod bank, do solemnly
swear that tho abovo statomont is true
to tho best of my knowledge and belief.
John Auo. iiAiuen.u i:,
Subscribed and sworn to bofore me,
this 15th day of Mar. 1807.
F. P. MoUowan,
Notary Public,8? 0.
T. B. To d D, )
<'. I). makkbdale, V Dlreo
r. F. POSEY, I
Clipping* from Clinton Gazette.
The very interesting series of
meetings held during the past week
at the Baptist church wero con
cluded last Sunday night. A great
deal of spiritual good has be6n ac
complished through the earnest
preaching of the pastor, Rev. J. B.
Parrott and some accesions to the
ohurch were made.
Clinton ought to have an oil mill.
An ice factory would pay too. There
is none at Newberry, Laurens,
Greenwood, Abbeville nor Chester,
nor Union and Clinton being cen
trally located is a fine shippiug
point. Sorao minor industries
would pay here; such as theso go
far toward booming a town, and
we fail to see why somebody does
not take hold and push it along.
One among the handsome things
that might be done in tho way of
improvements about Clinton, is the
building of an Auditorium for
holding great assemblages, such as
on Commencement and iiko occa
sions. We would suggest that some
body "figure" on estimates and
that such an enterprise be under
taken. There is no hall of any kind
in Clinton sufficiently largo to nc
comodate the immense throngs
that gather on many occasions and
hence let it bo built.
The city ot Laurens is sure
enough going to have electric lights
anc water works. Congratulations
to you, Fair Laurens on tho Hills!
A girl told rao recently that she
thought she and I wero old enough
to get married. If that lick is kept
up awhilo there will ho somebody
to soothe tho brow of this lono star.
tilt OSS HIM,.
P. S. Pinson has been elected a
Warden in place of W. T. Austin
M. M. Teague, A. R. Holmes,
G. C. Ruer, R. C. Davis and J. R.
Copeland have been e'ected as
Trustees of the Wardsworth
School and Estate to serve for the
next two years. This property is
now yielding some revenue, which
is being carefully used by the
Trustees in the support of educa
tion in the way devised in the will.
The prospect is favorable for a great
increase in the value of the estate,
as many of the leases will fall due
in the next few years. The Trus
tees are capable business men and
we feel assured that nothing will
be left undone which may be for
the benefit of the trust.
The Town Council has sunk a
well on the street near the depot,
which will be of great tue and
convenience to the public.
Our neighbor, Mr. Geo. Proflitt
is glad over I he advent of a girl at
Ernest Fuller has beenepjito sick
but is reported to be better.
P. H. Madden has been quite
sick for ten days but is now con
Dr. J. H. Miller has returned
from New York where he has laid
in a full stock of spring and sum
mer goods. The Doctor took in
the Inaugural display at Washing
ton on the 4th. He reports the
business outlook as promising and
on the increase.
Mr. Black, of Columbia is in town
visiting the family of P. B. Smith.
Mr. Tom Anderson who has been
in Greenville for some years has
come to our town and is building a
handsome residence in the suburbs.
The Presbytery of Knorcc will
meet at Liberty Springs church in
April. Our good people are mak
ing all needful preparations to give
the visitors a characteristic wel
come and entertainment on the oc
Rain is in great abundance and
farmers are doing but little on their
Cambridge, England, March 11.-Hon
orary degrees wero conferred to-day by
Cambridge University upon United
States Ambassador Bayard and upon
tho retiring French Abasgador. Baton
deCourcett, with the usual ceremonies.
There wero many ladles present. Tho
recipients of tho honors wore attired in
scarlet and from tho undergraduate gal
leries were heard tho usual comments on
the proceedings. Mr. Bayard was wild
ly cheered and applauded for about five
minutes and a big American Hag was un
furled and waved by tho undergraduates
Tho public orator delivered a laudatory
oration in Latin, full of co-npliments to
the United States Ambassador. As
U9ual the orator was interrupted by the
undergraduates with jocular yells of
"Take your hat oil," "Take no notice of
him, Mr. Bayard," etc. Vico Chancellor
then presented thedegreo amid applauno
and cries of "Speech," "Speech." The
ceremony ended with three cheors for
the United States Ambassador and sing
ing "For he's a jolly good fellow" and
with whistling "Yankee Doodle" and
Here is a diamond, hero a pieco of
charcoal. Both carbon; yet between
them stands the mightiest of magicians
Nature. The food on your table, and
your own body; elementally tho same
yet between tho two standa tho digestion
the arbiter of growth or decline, life or
We cannot mnko a diamond; wo can
not mako flesh, blocd and bono. No.
But by means of tho Shaker Digoative
Cordial we can enable tho stomach to
digeBt food which would otherwise fer
ment and poison the system. In all form
of dispepsia and incipient consumption
with weakness, In? of flesh, thin blood,
nervous prostration, tho Oordid is the
successful remedy Taken with food it
relieves at once. It nourishes, and as
sists naturo to nourish. A trial bottle?
enough to show its merit?10 cents.
LAXOL is the host modiciue for chil
dren. Doctors recommend it in place of
For building m"atorlal?Brick, l.ime
and Lumbor, apply to
J. O. Blllott.
Notice to Creditors.
Under a decree of his nonor Joseph
II. Karle, dated Oct. ??, 1805, In the
cuso of Thomas B. McGahan and
Charles K. Bates as surviving partners
of the firm of Edwin bates Si Company
against D. R. Crawford and W. U.
Crawford, partners doing business un
der the stylo and firm namo of D. R. Sc
W. R. Crawford and D. M. Crawford
a referonce in tho said case will bo
hold in tho office of Simpson & Barks
dale, Attorneys at Laurens, S. <' on
tho 6th day of April, 18!>7, at 10 o'clock
a. m., and the crodltors of D. R. & W.
R. Crawford aro hereby notified that
thoy must ostabl sh their claims boforo
roe at said roforonuo or thoy will be
barred from participating in tho dis
tribution of too funds under this pro
11. V. SIMPSON,
Signs of Spring
convey a warning that certain
ailments?general debility, dys
pepsia, skin diseases, rheuma
tism, liver complaints, etc., need
attention. There isn't anything
better for a blood purifier than
Nothing secret or mysterious
about it?simply Sarsaparilla,
Iodide Of Potassium, Dandelion,
Stillingla, etc.?drugs you per
haps know something about,
and and which aro recommond
ed by all medical works and
Then it is honestly and care
fully made like everything else
that we make?and we give you
a bigger bottle than you usually
get, and charge but 75 cents for
it. We are not ashamed to put
what it's made of on each bot
Laurens Drug Co.,
//. K. AIKEN, M.B.,
Store near Post Office.
The Laurons County Alliance is here
by called to meet with Power Alliance
on Friday, tbo 2d day of April at eleven
o'clock A. M. All sub-Alliances will
t.\ko notice and send in their reports
and full delegation as 111 Itters of im
portance will ho considered.
M. A summbrki.,
Met of Lettern
Remaining ill the Post Ofllce at Lau
rens, S. C, unclaimed, for the week
ending March 15, 18D7 :
B?lloyd, Mrs. Lonn; Bass, B Vv";
Boyd, Miss Dora.
I)?Heering, W T.
F?Fuller, Miss Annie.
G?Gossott, John; Gaston, Griffy:
Graham, J A; George, M A; Green, (1
M?Morison, J T; McLury, Miss Al
ice; Mitchell, (ieorge.
N?Nabors, Miss Maltie ; Neefers, II
0? Owens, Misa L T; Owens, TC;
Owings, l> W; 0*Gara James.
P?Prior, Miss Nannie; I'ece, Al Sig
S ?Sullivan, J W ; Sloan, Messes L L
W?Whitnoy, T J; Williams, Miss
Shalart: Woodruff, Mrs. Millissia; Wil
liams, Miss S I.; Williams, Louis;
Workman, Miss Matilda.
COR THE WEEK ENDING MAR. S, 18U7.
A?-Adams, Willie .1.
B?Brown, Miss Mary; Benjamin,
Miss Senora; Hlaekwell, J II.
D?Dorroh, Miss Slllle-2
F?Flainlar, John ; Cranks, George;
Frady, w L; Frady, W G; Fernell,
M lss Corrie.
G?Gawen, Jasper F; Golden, John
1? Irwin, John-2.
Ii?Little, Miss Lula; Littlu, Miss V..
M- Mills, L J ; Moots, John; Morant,
P?Petit 15 P.
R?Ithyns, J C I. 2
S?Stevons, Miss Ola; Simpson, V P;
Simpson, Israel A.
T?Thompson, Nelson; Todd, Miss
Julia; Thompson, Albert.
VV Whitmire. Ilix; Wells, John;
Williams, John Lu.
Persons calling for any of al>ove let
ters will please say, "They are adver
tised." T. B. CnKws. P. M.
The Greenville Nows says that
ho far at* it is informed no sound
money democrat has indie-ted to
McKinley a desiro to bo appointed
to any olnee--:i fact which hau
brought keen disappointment to
certain newspapora \v h i c h
have never boon aide to e??n
ceive of political notion based
upon anything 6<hor than tho hope
of preforraenl.-AIohnaon Monitojfa
A Delightful Entertainment.
A delightful entertainment and
most delicious supper was given
last Friday evening by Mr. and
Mrs. B. 8. Glardy In honor of their
charming guests, Miss Gertrude
Coinpton, of Coronaca, Abbeville
county, aud Mrs. Idallne Ed wards
Gray, of Woodruff. Among the at
tractive guests, Miss L?he May
Woodruff, of Woodruff, looked
charming in a lovely palo blue
albatross (eveuing costume) elab
orately trimmed in lace and
satin ribbons. Miss Alma Lan
ford, of Lanford whose many
charms have won her a score of
friends and admirers woro n lovely
toilet of black, trimmed in Dresden
silk and ribbons. Tho others looked
very sweet and charming In their
evening costumes, especially Miss
Ina Clardy who woro a beautiful
cream, trimmed iu pretty Dresden
ribbon. Tho guests wero enter
tained in tho early part of tho eve
ning with sweet music rendered
by Mrs. Weathers, of Woodruff,
Mrs. Comptou and Miss Compton,
of Coronaca. At "nine thirty"
suppor \\ ns announced. Tho dining
room was beautifully decorated
with evergreens. Tho tablo also
was very pretty. In the centre
was a vase of beautiful flowers and
evergreens. Tho snow white cloth
and doiloys was a beautiful con
trast to the handsomely trimmed
cakes, luxurious bright colored
fruits, bon bons and other exquisite
decorations. After supper* was
over tho guests assembled In the
parlors to enjoy tho charming mu
sic and other features appropriate
to tho occasion which made the
hours slip by. Wo can truly say,
that counting all,it was ono of the
most enjoyable entertainments we
have ever attended.
G U K??T.
Woodruff, S. 0.
HOW HE MEANT TO SETTLE
Judge Murphy was trying a case
In San Rafael once. It was a mur
der case, and bitterly contested.?
It had not proceeded very far be
fore the attorneys got to logger
heads. Tho attorney for the de
fense did his best to Imitate the
attorney for the prosecution, ami
the prosecuting attorney retaliated
with all his might. Finally matters
got to such a pitch that the attor
ney for prosecution turned upon
bis opponent in open court and
called him down. Judge Murphy,
''Gentlemen, gentlemen, this
won't do. This sort of thing is very
disrespectful to the court.?
This is no place for such exhibi
tions. If you gentlemen have any
differences to settle, settle them
out of court."
The attorney for Hie defense Im
mediately rose and said : We have
no differences, if Your Honor
"If Your Honor please," said the
prosecuting attorney, "I wish to
say that wo have differences. Ami
I give notice that when court
adjourns 1 intend to crack that
man's head over there."
Judge Murphy exploded. ''How
dare you, sir? How dire you?
This is the grossest contempt of
Court! How dare you to come here
and attempt to terrify counsel? 1
fine you $.30, sir; $00."
Tho attorney replied: "That is
rather hard on me, if Your Honor
please. Ymir Honor distinctly sug
gested that I should settle my dif
ferences with this man out of
court, and I gave notice of my in
tentlon to do so That was all. 1
have the highest respect and
appreciation of Your Honor's ad
Judgo Murphy was not proof
against such subtle flattery, and
tbo fine was promptly remitted.?
San Francisco Bulletin.
Minter's New Cash Stoi c
Is headquarters for lowest prices and
best styles in men's, youth's and chil
dren's clothing, ladies', gents' and chil
dren's shoe?, men's and hoys' hats, etc.
J. Ii. Minter & Son,
Go to Minter's for your staple dry
goods and save money. Prices are
right. .). R. Minter it Son.
Don't fail to see our new arrivals that
arc rolling in. J. K. Minter & Son.
Minter's new cash store is headquar
ters for lowest prices and best styles in
men's, youth's and children's clothing,
holies', gentlemen and children's slates,
men's and hoys' hats, caps, etc.
J. R. Minter & Son,
THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF NEW YORK
RICHARD A. McCURDY President
For tho yoar ending December 31 1896
According to the Standard of dio Insurance
Department "f lite State of New Vork
Rcrclvcd lor l?r.i.s . . $:l!>..".:>::. IM 20
From nil other Sources - - I0.I0U.2KI o;
PIKIW HsKM IMS.
To I'otlry.hulilttrs for claims
it) lientli .... $l2,ft0*>,l HI SO
To I'ollrj Imitier? lor KnilOH
iiit-nis, Dividend*, ote. I2,si2,l.*?fl II
Vox nil other Accounts - - I0,7.S|,00.1 ill
Uolb'il Kin (ON Itomls nml other
Kern I'll Ich - - - - $| IO,12>t,082 15
1'lfnl Ih'ii I nans on lloml nml
Morltriige .... 7l,ft|:i,020 ?(l
Loan- nil Stocks anil llomls ? 11.0'.'l .."..'.> 00
Real Kslnlo .... 22,7<I7,I1IUI 05
Ciisti in itiiiik.iand Trust Com
imideN .... 1)1,080,09000
Accrued IttfCTCftl, Nol Deferred
l'n Illinois, vie. ? - 0,.?:;.'?..'> .'?.*> 00
$201,7 11,1 is 12
Roncrve lor I'ollcles nml oilier
l.inbllltlc? ? ? ? 20.1,010,?:t:l 72
sin plus .... <.-;n. ;.::(..*. 11 70
liisoianir anil Allltultlu<i in
I h.tvo careful!) examined du foregoing Siutc?
meiK .mit lind ihr name 10 I - correct) liabilities
calculated by tin- ln-.ni.. |ic|tattniclit
CllAKI 1 ? A. I'ltKLI.KK Auditor
from il<- Surplus a dividend will I?.- apportioned
nOOGRT a. QSANN188 Vics-Pbi 10cm
Wai 11 h K. I ill 11 in.
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Vhi i 'i mc 1 1 oMWKi.i.
Gen . .1 Manager
id Vice-i'll-.i.l. ill
'l if.i im r
F. IJ. HYATT, General Agent,
Col inn hi a, S. 0.
Cum all llvor ft 11 <?bilious
m s.. hoadaohe, sour Ktohv
?til UriKKlM*. *>><llt?.
tti Hood'* Sarf.ipArllti\.
State of South Carolina,'
County of Laurbns.
Court of Probate.
Summons for Relief.?(Compll
J. P. Simpson as Administrator of .
K. Simpson, deo'd., Plaintiff against
Samuel A. Barnett, Tsabel E. Terry,
Anna M. Simpson, Lillis B. Cockrell,
Zannio B. TheLord, Janus P. Spratt,
Anna Spratt and Isabol Spratt, De?
To the Defendants abovo named.
You are heroby summoned and
quired to answer tbe complaint in this
action, of which a copy is this day tiled
in tbe office of tbe Judge of Probate for
Laurens County, and to serve a copy of
your auswer to tho Baid complaint on
tbe subscribers at their office at Laurens
Court House, South Carolina, within -
twenty days after tho sorvice hereof, ex
clusive of tho day of such Bervice; and
if you fail to answer tbe complaint with
in the time aforesaid, tbe plaintilf in
this action will apply to tbo Court for
tbe relief demanded in tbe complaint.
Dated January 25th, A. D., 1897.
o. g. Thompson, j.p.l.o., [l.c.]
SIMPSON & BARK8DALE,
To Samuel A. Barnett, Lillis B. Cockoll,
Kannte B. Thotford, .Tamos P. Spratt,
Anna Spratt and Isabel Spratt, nou
Pleaso take notice that tho complaint
in this action was filed in tho office of
tbe Judge of Probate for Laurens Coun
ty South Carolina on tbo 25th day of
SIMPSON & BARKSDALE,
Attest:?0. g. thompson, j.p.l.o. [l.s.J
Laurons, S. O, Jan. 25, 1897?Ot
c>?v Mending and Repairing done at
short notice and special attention given
W. A. JOHNSON,
Mills cc Robertson's old stand
?next door lien-Delia Hotel.
People of Laurens!
I have opened up a large Harness
and Saddlery business in the in the
storeroom next to J. II. Sullivan's,
on Main Street. I manufacture all
of my Harness and sell them
cheaper than you can buy this
shoddy Noithern harness which is
put up by boys and girls that have
no knowledge of the business. I
h ive been working at the business
for 20 years, and can make any
kind of Harness from $2.50 up to
$500.00. 1 work from thiee to live
harness-makers all the time, and
can make anything you want that I
have not got in stock, but I always
keep n large stock of everything in
my line on band. I sell one grade
of haincss at $7.00 complete, that
if you can buy elsewhere in Lau
rens for the same money I will
make anyone that docs it a present
of a set. I sell all of my goods on
twelve months guarantee if any
thing give.-: away I will fix it for
nothing. I also do all kind oi re
pairing at reasonable prices. Call
and get prices and examine my
stock of goods.
I have a trace attachment that T give
away with every set of harness that is
worth in many cases from $50 to $100.
11 i> a pattont fastoner to koop the trace
from slipping off of tho singletree.
Yo 1 can't buy them from any ono but
me as I have tho right for this county.
I stdl them at !? cents a pair or 2 pairs
for 25 cents. ,
t,: ,-? Highest prices paid for Hides.
The Lumens Harness Co.,
B. II, IIUOGLN, Proprietor
of nil kinds lo p5