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A* to Obituaries.
The rule of this Oftice as to tho pub
lication of Obituaries, has always been
that such matter in excosH of ten lines
was chargeable, at the same rate as
advertising?one dollar per square,
space of one inch.
We now extend the limit to twenty
tines. All obituaries exceeding this
limit must be paid for at said rate.
A groat many of The Advektiskk's
subscribers are in arrears,?many nioro
than usual. It Is Impossible for the pa
per to got along unless Its subscribers
During tho year wo havo endeavored
to give you the worth of your monoy.
Your county paper puhllshes news that
vou can get In no other paper. Tho
hlg wookly cdltloiiBof dally pnpors
published in Atlanta and other cities
that you get for a low prlco make you
think that the price of your county pa
per is high. But theso big weokllos do
not toll you who is on the jury In Lau
rent. They do not toll you who of your
friends aro inarrlod and who aro dead.
You cannot call upon them to publish
tho rolls of honor in your schools and
tho announcements of your picnics and
club meetings. Even the advorttso
mente In your county paper are valua
ble to you?they contain information
which ovory man in I.aurons county
frequently nocds. This yoar is elec
tion year and vou will need a county
paper more than usual.
A county papor cannot havo a largo
circulation liko tho paporB that the
dallies publish and the dailies can pub
lish wookly editions much cheaper
than wo can of course.
Wo have been Indulgent?too much
bo for our good. Wo can indulge no
longer. On tho first day of Maren we
oxpoct to stop sending tho paper to
thoBO who havo shown no disposition
to pay anything this fall. Between
now and then, the sooner tho hotter,
wo ask payment from all In arrears.
If you can't pay all, and will pay a
part, you will find us ready to meet
you half way and to continue sending
Tho price of tho paper in One Dollar
and a half a year.
The Advertiser is prepared to do
your work woll and at tho lowest
Owing to the groat and growing de
mand for the splendid product of the
Clinton Cotton MiU, President Bailey
and Superintendent Snlown have de
elded to resume the all-night running
of the mill, which was Buspendod somo
time since. Thus the output of the
mill will bo doubled and two sets of
operatives will be given steady em
ployment. Hurrah for our 9'de. ? Clin
Only 11 more suit to offer at
$12.76. Send us jour ordor. See
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
By a misunderstanding between the
Superintendent and teacher, Miss
Laura Barksdalo's namo was again
loft off tho Honor Roll and Miss Be6sio
Shell's namo was placed on the vac
cination roll instead of the regular
Honor Roll and Miss Rosa Bell Mooro's
name was loft off of the Novemher
J. B. WATKINS,
Bring yoar Jobs to THE ADVERTISER
* The final meeting of the County
Pension Board will ho hold in this
city at 10 A. M., February 11th
B. W. Ball,
The Greenville News presents the
best argument against freo pa8809 that
wo have seen. If the editor of the
News were a member of tho Legisla
ture, and If he wore to make a speech
on the line of his editorial yesterday,
tho free pass would go dead.?Abbo
vllle Press and Banner.
In One Day.
There will be an election hold at
Waterloo, S. C, on the 10th of
February by the tax payers of
Waterloo Special School District
to determine the amount of tax
Jevy for tho purpose of maintain
ing the Waterloo Special School
District for the yoar 1898. Elec
tion to be held at two o'clock, P.
M. by ordor of the board of Trus
j. H. Wharton.
Fobruary ?, 1898.
The next regular examination of ap
plicants for Teachers' County Certifi
cates will be held at Laurens on Sat
urday, Feb'y 19th, 1898, beginning at
10 o'clock, a. m. Parties interested
please take notice and be present at the
L. T. h. Daniel,
County Supt, Education.
Jan. 24, 18H8-8t
In One Day.
Dr. Rolfe E. Hughes,*
Offices-Todd Building, Phone 76; and
Laurens Cotton Mills Store. Phone 109.
.Specially prepared for Examing
and Treating diseases of Eye, Ear,
Throat and Nose.
Sawing and Lumber.
Prompt Sawing by W, D. Byrd.
Hoves his Mills when wanted. Quick
delivery of rough lumber.
Terms satisfactory. See the sub
W, j>. BYRD.
An Evening oi u.uo Hnjoyment Prom
ised for Next Week.
The conoort mentioned iu last weeks
issue as a probabality is to take place
on tho 18th instant. Mrs. Lucas will
be assisted by Miss Leila Thompson.
Of Converse College, planist andre
Oltatlonlst and by probably two ac
complished singorB, ono of whom will
be Mtb. Llgon, of Anderson The pro
gram to be rendered would do credit
to professionals of high rouls and Lau
rens will do herself a great injustice
u Bhe duos uot embrace, without ex
ception, this unusual opportunity for
for enjoyment and cultivation.
Tho Court of General Sessions will
convono for this county on Monday
next at 10 o'clock A. M. Judgo Benol
will preside. I nder a now law six of
last yoa"H Grand Jurors will sorve for
this year, having been drawn at tho
last torm. Tho business Is not heavy,
and the aocuaatlons aro for tho le9ser
crimes. There aro one or two homi
cide casoH, the accused being negroes.
The criminal Court will piobably last
threo or four dnys.
Brass Buttons and Epaulettes.
Tho City Council and citizens have
forwarded an invitation that the Cita
del cadets hold their encampment and
commencement this Hummer, in this
city. Kvorvbody Is enthusiastic ovor
their prospective coining. Luurens
will givo them a glowing glorious
tlmo. Lassies and ladies will be in a
weeks rhapsody and our gallant lads
must Btand aside for the time. We
trust tho invitation wfll bo accepted
and promise commandant, professors
and young soldiers a hearty reception.
Notice to Correspondents.
Tho county correspondents of tho
i'he Advertiser are requested to
send in tho news letters regularly.
Somo of them who are getting the pa
per aro sending no news at all. This
of course does not apply to thoso who
have been writing regularly.
We will publish next week a iettor
of interest and containing valuable
suggestions to glnners and cotton grow
ers, addressed by a prominent Firm to
their agent buying cotton in this city.
Hon.O. L. Schumpert passed through
tho city yesterday en-route to GalTncy
on professional business. The affable
Colonol apoeared in the best of health,
and looked every inch a winner in the
coming political game. He stated to
tho reporter that he would bo a candi
date for Governor and ho was going In
the tight to win. Those who know Col.
Schumpert know that he is net a quit
ter.?Spartanburg Herald, 1st inst.
Gorton's Famous New Orleans
Minstrels are (Mining Thursday
night, February 10th, No minstrel
show comes 10 us hotter endorsed
than Gorton's, always bringing
soiuolhinu, especially m the music
line. Joseph Gorton is one of Ihe
leading band music composer**,and
tho celebrated Gold Hum! will give
their noon-day concert under his
personal direction, which Is a musi
cal treat not to bo missed. Wo may
ami do look upon Ihe occasion of
tho coming of tho Original New
Orleans Minstrels >ts one of the
best entertainments in its lino that
has ever visited our city. There
will undoubtly he a lively demand
for the best seats.
The people of Greenwood are to be
congratulated that they have a tele
phone exchange that shows the enter
prise of the one which now renders us
such acceptable service
Besides penetrating into almost
every portion of the county, the com
pletion of the connection with Cross
HIM will onable us to reach the town
of Laurons and other important points.
Now lot us have connection wittj Ab
beville, and some one to answer our
'phones on Sundays, :ind Greenwood
will have by far the best system in tho
All hail, brother! Tin: AdVKRTISKR
greots you?tho sun do move,and don't
forgot what the Governor of South
Carolina said to tho Executive of the
tar heel State or vice versa?You have
"struck it rich," sure Don't consider
tho Klondike. "One touch of?makes
the whole world kin."
Rev. A. W. Moore.
The Florence correspondent of the
News and Conner says :
"In the year IHK?.) Mr. M.'e, with
his family, moved to Florence,making
this his home. Soon alter he came here
he began the publication of the Cen
tenary, a family periodical . For four
or live years the paper prospered and
visited the homes of t lie people of the
South regularly every month, and in
its Held achieved a well deserved repu
tation. Owing to his feeble health the
paper ceased publication, .lust liefere
bis death, In December, the pnblic.it ion
of the Centenary was resumed. Though
he was feeble and frail he worked upon
it with untiring energy, as was shown
by the last issue, which was for Janu
ary, 1H08. He knew that he was soon
to die, and his last utterances of what
lie expected as a reward were very pa
thetic and impressive. He was con
scious up to within a short while before
"Mr. Moore was an enthusiastic Py
thian Knight. He bad been the travel
ing representative of the Pythian
Lodge Secret, of Atlanta, for some time,
and only gave up that place to start up
the Centenary and to publish his hook
on Pythlanlsm. He was an eloquent
writer and always loved his work. His
last request was that he be burled with
full Pythian honors by Harmony
Lodge, No. 8, Knights of Pythias, of
this city, and his requestWSS gratified,
all hough he was a member of Darling
ton Lodge, No. 7 At the grave in
Fraternal Cemetery, where the Knights
bad marched In a body, the Pythian
service was read by the Rev. Hartwell
R. Moseley, who acted as prelate of
the Lodge. The following Knights
were the pallbearers: J. B. Houston,
John A. Chase, M. IL Fowlkes, II. L.
Darr, B. IL Ruckerand A. L. Bessones.
The grave, was covered with beautiful
flowers What the future of the Cen
tenary will be is not as yet known, but
it will very likely be continued by Mrs.
Moore and her daughters."
ITEMS OF INTEREST
IN SHOUT PARAGRAPHS PEOPLE
COMING AND GOI NU.
See change iu ad of Mintor & Sou
Mr. L. G. Frlorson, of Spartanburg,
npent Sunday in tho city.
Mr. L. W. Bimklns wont to New
bory on Suuday.
Mr. E. (). I n;'rahm went to Abbo
villo for a fow days last week.
Koo change In ad of tho Laurons
Cotton Mill Storo next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Torn McManus, of
Greenville, havo been in tho city vis
iting frlonds for several days.
Mr. W. A. Johnson has just returned
from a visit to Provldonco, Now York
and other Eastern cities.
Ellorhe, Watson, Archor, Sohum
pert and G. I). Tillman are scheduled
as on tho Gubernatorial track.
Treasurer Babb asked us to note that
the 20th of this month is tho last day
for paying taxes without penalty.
Mr. Ryland Trnynham returned to
WolTord College with the opening of
tho now sosslon.
Mrs. Malinda Crews returned to At
lanta a few days ago after visiting
relatives In tho city for several weeks.
Mr. Will Howon after railroading in
Florida for tho last fow months is In
the city visiting his mother.
?Rev. S. It. Gulgnard, of Union and
Mr. Bean, of Sowaneo, were the guestB
of Uev. W. S. Holmes last week.
Col . and Mrs. H. Y. Simpson went
to Spartanburg last Thursday to visit
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Simpson.
Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Holmes will
lenvo Thursday for Florence whore
they will spend the remainder of tho
The school house at Poplar Springs
was burned down on Wednesday morn
ing last at II o'clock. Tho origin of the
Arc la unknown.
Col. J. H. Wharton Is mentioned in
tho Rogister as a possible candidate
for Superintendent of the Peneten
Tho Senate having taken a rceOss
until noon to-day, Sonator Wallace
oamo up Saturday and returned to Co
W. G. Wilson A- Co. have just opened
up a beautiful lino of nainsook and
hamburg embroideries, which will
provo a delight to ovory feminine eye.
"I rend THE ADVERTISER with in
terest." So writes a prominent gen
tleman of another State and u nativo of
Laurens, enclosing his .subscription.
Mr. O B, Simmons has purchased
tho store houso on Factory Hill at
present used for tho Factory school
New England is all right. Snow to
to the chimney tops and 40 below zero.
It must, come lower to pinch tho aver
A Ninety-Six correspondent of the
Greenwood Index, notes tho proBo.nco
of Mrs. Kosa Hell, of Rooky Springs,
in that town during last week.
Miss Ida Fuller leaves in u few days
for Chapel Hill, \. ('., where, to tho
regrot of her innumerable friends at
homo, sho will make a long visit.
The Governor has pardoned .lohn E.
Hunter, a white man, convicted and
sontoneed last July for stealing a horse
of Mr. Chlldress.
LauronB can now call-up Greenwood,
Coronaca, Hodges And Ninety-Six and
tho 'phono has been new ah over again
these last few days.
.Mf. G. 0. Gannon, who has been re
presenting tho Knoreo Mills in the
cotton market bore for several months
haB returned to Sparianburg.
A writer over tho signature of
"Orangebnrg" suggests ex-S'onator J.
L. M1 Irby as tho right man for Gov
You havo until the 20th of this month
to pay your taxes without the penalty,
should you have neglected that patrio
tic duty until thi9 moment.
The Annual Report of tho State Pcn
etentiary of which Col. W. A. Neal is
Superintendent makes a good showing
for the management. The State Com
pany, the printer, and well done.
Millwood," the homo of tho Misses
Hampton and Gen. Hampton near Co
lumbia was burned last week It is
the 3rd or 4th time the "Millwood"
residence has boon burned, inclusive
of Sherman's pyrotecnic exhibition.
On account of the Jockey Club Race
Moot it Augusta, (Ja., February (ith to
10th, thoC. & W. (',. Railway will sell
round trip tiekots to Angus a at five
cent^ per mile Tickets on sale Feb
ruary 7th to 10th, inelusivo with final
limit February 12th.
J. Warron Itlukcly, a charter sub
scriber of THE ADVERTI8ER and a
Veteran, called on last Thursday, a
mighty cold day and inqiiirod into his
finuncial standing with tho paper. He
had a\;loar record to Jandary 1808 and
mado it square with tho samo day 1809.
Mr, J. ?. C. Fleming returned on
Thursday last from Baltimore whore
ho attonded as a Director of tho Char
leston & VY estum Carolina Rail Road
at a meeting of tho Directors of tho
Atlantic Coast Line. Ho was in the
snow from the time he left this lati
tude and reports quite a cold snap.
We were shown last wcok a sample
of a bale of cotton, sold by Dick
II unter,.colored, for ?* cents which he
held for eight years and had rofusod
ten centB for. ? Tho 8ampie is beau
tiful. Dick has six other bales of this
ton cents cotton, which ho is holding
for a rise.
Mrs. Mattlo McCaslan died at her
homo a fow miles from town on last
Monday. Sho was before her mar
riago Miss McDaniol and a slstor of
Representative Chesterfield McDan
iol. The funeral took place at Mount
Pleasant last Sunday. Mr*. McCaslan
leaves a number of frlonda and rela
tives to mourn her early death.
An elaborate dinner was giveD on j
February 1st to carpot bagger Dole
and lady, of Hawaii, now thj guests
of the nation. It did no. consist en
tirely of laces and claw hammers, mu
sic and flowers, for there were many
Senators and their wives, Representa
tives and wives, Morgan, of Alabama,
and Chancey Depow. While Russia,
Germany, France and Britain are gob
bling china and \frlca .vo will quietly
appropriate these sweot morsels,
Hawaii and Cuba. We have the cot
ton, we have the corn, we have the
wheat, we have the rice, "and by
Jingo" we'll have the sugar. y
Let us remind you of a splendid
peleciion of matting. Some GO
rolls in stock from 124; to $0 cents
P. M. &E. H WUkes&
?Remember The Advertiber \ for
Mr. Dial Replies.
mk Editor: i notice in your
last isHut? a card from Mr. Davis,
and ill ,i onu from Mr. Will;? s in
reference to my resignation as one
of the Commissioners of Public
Works. These gentlemen write n
groat deal in general terms und
say but little in particular. There
fore, possibly it would I) > of inter
est to the taxpayer that I specify.
I will endeavor to bo brief. When
I was Mayor (he last time the
?OUneil bad some money on band
and decided to drill the Arttsian
Well. This was done at a cost of
between .$2,000 and .$2,600, which
was paid for and settled before our
term expired and this amount was
not to he refunded?It wns 80 con
sidered before the I)0nd8 were
voted. Wo all knew it would take
at the least calculation the $80,000
of bonds to complete Ihe pi.oil.
This disposes of that much of Mr.
Davis' piece. As to the other part
of tho debt of about .$;i,000, I will
state the original incandescent line
only extended from the power
house to the*square?and as all ibo
proceeds of the bonds bad been ex
panded it was n cessary to go into
debt to extend the incandescent
lights to different parts of our town
and we also extended the water
mains. From these extensions tho
town is realising a large per cent on
their cost?possibly four or five
hundred per cent. Certainly no
one can object to them. The lines
will even h ive to be extended fui
ther where parlies agree to have
water and lights. I think it well
fur every citizen to be posted on
these matters. Mr. Balle has all
the papers. Go there and examine
them from the very beginning and
have them printed if necessary -
they arc public recordk,
Now as to the operation of the
plant: Before Christmas WO hud
it running until 12 o'clock at nigh'
at tho following expenses: Coal
about .$100.00 per month. Mr. Jack
son operated the machinery at a
salary of $4000 per month , David
sou assisted him and trimmed the
lamps for $25.00 per month. Hen -
derson, fireman at $18.00 per
month?aggregating $88.00 und
$100.00 Tor coal making .$183 00, ex
expenses per month with an in
come of about .$000.00 per quarter.
Therefore I was trying to make
ends meet und was u-ging every
one I could to take lights and wa
ler thereby increasing the income,
and Wft8 negotiating with the rail
road to take water?but the parly
who had control of I bat matter only
offered $25.00 per month for both
roads. Supposing they needed 20,
000 gallons per day we could not
see that this would pay the extra
expenses and offered to furnish
water at the same rales as they
paid at Bpartanhurg or at any
place on the line. This was not
accepted. Thereforo wo did not
realize anything from that source.
1 am glad to s.?y other pur
ties wore generally taking water.
Mr. Wilkes has seen proper for
some reason unknown to me to
mention Barksdale & B.irksdale's
stables. In order that there may
be no misunderstanding about this,
I will state: Mr. W. I). B irksdale
(tailed In seo me about taking wa
ter, price, etc. I explained to him,
urged him to have it put in ami
gave him a book containing rates,
etc. This is all 1 know of the matter
except as below stated. At our va
rious met ' 'tigs M r. Wilkes would de
liver inten sting,learned and scien
tific lectures on the malleability
and pliability of h ad , iron and kin
dred subjects?and insisted and in
sisted upon tho plumbers making
lead connections. After bearing
several of the said lecturoa-?upon
his motion it was unanimously
decided and entered upon the
minutes that the plumbers must
make said connections und I being
Chairman of the Board was re
quested to have the matter at
tended to accordingly. A few days
thereafter Mr. King called at my
ollleo to see about making a con
nection for Mr. 10. W. Martin. 1
told him the Commissioners bad in
structed me to see that lead con
ned ions were made and wp must
comply with the rule. lie said he
would not do so?that it cost more.
I told him not to make any
connection at all?thai I had no
power to chango what the Com
missioners had done. A few days
after that, on Sunday, I wenl to
Charleston, returning Tuesday at
1 o'clock, when Mr. Balle told mo
Mr, King would not obey our rufe
and was making iron connections.
I inquired of Mr. Wilkes and he
stated that he had author /, d
Mr. King to proceed-?without con
sulting Capt. Jones or myself?and
tut expected todo at all times what
be thought lo be to Ihe best interest
of the town. Of course, I explain
ed to Ihe young man it was rather
fresh for one to undo what all had
decided upon in nr g'llar meeting,
particularly after 1 had told Mr.
King of the rule which Mr. Wilkes
knew. I presume this wa- his Idea
of propriety?if he had ever
thought of such a subject. Of
course I wanted Martin, and Barks
dalo A. Barksdalo to lake water
also wanted the Commissioners and
plumbers to adhere to our require
ments when made. If the rule was
a bad one it could havo been
changed Tuesday uflernonn, and
certainly no one could have suf
fered by waiting from Sunday un
til that time.
Tho city council asked the Com
missioners to run the plant all
night during Christmas week?
this we agreod to. At the expira
tion of the time Mr. Farr, the
olectrician and machinist, culled
at my oflice and said it was costing
twice the income to oporate the
incandescent plant. I told him
we only agreed to run that for a
week, to see the other Commis
sioners and shut down at 12
o'clock if they agreed. He re
turned, said Mr. Davis agreed,
Mr. Wilkes wanted to run on. 1
told him the majority ruled, to
shut down. Shortly afterwards
Mr. Davis phoned, stating he had
seen Mr. Wilkes and had changed
his mind I saw?oh, well, yes?
I saw Mr. Davis did not have time
to do his own thinking.
There are all night rates and
half night rates (see the book) for
incandescent lights ?not a single
person in town (I included) paid
tor all night lights. Certainly it
is very nice to have lights all
night, if ono is ablo or cares to
pay f$r them, but I was not so dis
posed. Being a modest man and
unocoustomed to using harsh lan
guage, aud desiring to bo exceed
ingly polite I sfutod' the Coinmis
1 Bioners porsued "unbusiuess meth
ods." 1 do not know whether the
tax payers and thoso who have
no lights or water in their houses
will adopt my nomenclature or not,
they may uso stronger expression
when they ascertain the Commis
sioners houses, store, including
my house and others, are lighted
at CO cents on tho dollar.
Mr. Davis states it is necessary
to pump all night, therefore it
costs but littlo to run the inoan
dcscent plant. I hardly think the
facts will boar this out. By pump
ing from 5 o'clock, p. m., until 1
o'clock, a. m., at the capacity of
the well would be 82,000 gallons,
this would give over 1,000 gallons
to every tap, when statistics show
<K) gallons is a fair average per day
for a family of live poisons. Even
if tho statement is correct, no one
will deny that it wears out machi
nery to run it, and certainly it
takes more coal to operate tho
Now as to my charge of oxtrnv
aganco: Sometime since tho coun
cil had a meeting and invited the
Commissioners to be present. Wo
all attended; t he proposition was
for the Council and Commissioners
to employ Mr. Jim Boyd and each
pay one-half of his salary. I stat
ed that Mr. Boyd was a splendid
workman and I had employed him
and would again do so when I
could use him, but that the Com
missioners were absolutely unublo
to pay even one halt' of his salary,
he not being an electrician. I also
stated that wo had already em
ployed an electrician and machi
nist who would soon tako charge,
and that we wore only ablo to em
ploy threo won to operate the
plant and that we ought to get
thorn for about $100.00 per month
or less, to wit: an electrician and
machinist for $50 00 or $00.00 per
month, a lineman for $15.00 or
$20.00 per month, a lireman for
$15.00 per month. My idea was
to lot Mr. Jackson go as soon as
Mr. Far-r came. Mr. Jackson not
being a machinist, however, he is
one of best men we have over had,
but wo could not afford to pay
$40.00 per month to trim the lights.
I also stated to the council if they
would pay the interest on the
bonds $1,800 that the Commis
sioners could pay operating ex
penses and tako oarT^ of the sink
ing fund in time. This was not an
extravagant figure as wo have forty
arc lights at $50.00 each which
would be $2,000.00, when they pay
at Greenville $100.00 for each arc
light. 'The 'council declined to
employ Mr. Boyd. Sometime af
terwards, during my absence at
tending the Supreme Court, Mr.
Davis and Mr. Wilkes without no
tice to mo employed Mr. Boyd at
$50.00 nor month, also raised Mr.
Henderson's salary from $1800 to
$25.00 per month,' kept Mr. Jack
son at $40.00 per month, and Mr.
Farr at $50.00, making $105.00 per
month for salaries, when I had
it $851.00 before Christmas. Iam
told they employ more labor 10
operate this plant than is employ
ed to run tho one in Augusta .
Last summer Mr. Castoodid not
complete his contract and loft with
tho Commissioners tho money we
owed him for extra excavation, as
a forfeit if he failed to complete
this work. We notified him timo
and again to do tho work which
ho failed to do We, including
Mr. Wilkes, notified him if the
work was not done by a certain
time the money would be forfeited.
We did so forfeit it on Octobor 15,
'07, because we considered we had
been greatly damaged by his non
compliance. About tho time I
sent my resignation in he earn
here. I told him the status.?
He asked who the Commissioners
were. The next, dav he called at
my office in great glee ? Slated
they had paid him. I think ho
has tho same opinion of tho town
as the churnman.
These aro some of the reasons
which caused me to resign. Tho
position is a hard one to fill, how
ever if I could consistently have
dono so T would have remained on
tho Board until my timo expired,
endeavoring to do what I could
for the best interest of our good
people. If the system hail been a
success as I knew under proper
management they would have
been I would have done no more
than my duty. If they had failed
I would justly have boon censured.
But I hope the public will remem
ber it was not in my power to ap
point the Commissioners ? nor
could I out-vote two.
I hope the people will thor
oughly post themselves oil this
matter and I trust expenses will
bo ?Mit down to a reasonable figure
?in which event I know we
all will be glad we have water and
After having inflammatory rheu
matism I was very weak ami my
stomach was in such A condition
that I could not retain food. I de
cided to try Hood's Karsaparilla
and I was soon able to eat and drink
anything I wished and had gained
rapidly in flesh. Mrs. J. B. Blokes,
North Dooatur, Georgia.
Hood's Bills aro tho favorite fam
ily cathartic. Always reliable and
b< Official. 26 cents.
We call the attention of the
public to the fact that we will of
fer Ladies' ('apes, shawls, men's
over coats, mon and boys heavy
clothing, bed blankets, lap robes,
wool jeans and winter hoots, etc.,
for the next thirty days at greatly
Call soon and save money . A
dollar saved is a dollar made. Ex
teuning thanks to our many cue- \
tomersand friends for llicif lib?ntl
J. R. Mintkp & Son.
The ' BloyoUst'S Best Friend" is a fandl
'ar name for DeWltt's Witch Hasel Balve,
ii, vnvK ready for emergencies White a
snedtlc for piles, it also instantly relievos
and cures cuts, bruises, salt rlieuni, eczema
and all attentions of the tklu. It never I
^m^^n^F^^^se^^^eh^alo and retail
We furnish Plate and Fifty
(finest quality cards) packed in
neat box lor $ i .00
Plate and One Hundred en
graved card tor $1.50
Call and sec sizes and styles
of type at
Why take Johnson's
Chill <Sc Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DAY.
Executor's Land Sale.
By virtue of power vented in me
by the last will and testament of
of Savilla Boyd, deceased 1 will
sell on the premises on Saturday
Ihe 2Qih day of February next at
12 o'clock, m., the following real
All that piece or parse! of land,
lying and being ill I* iiircns county ,
S. C , on waters of Reedy River,
containing Thirty (80) Acres more
or loss bounded by lands of J, a.
Hughes, J. J, Pool and others.
Term--?Cash. Purchaser to pay
for pipers. If Iho terms of sale
are not complied with the land to
bo re-sold on the lame or some sub*
sequent day at 1110 risk of tho for
mer pnroh *80r.
ENOCH O. M LTCHELL,
Jan, 28th, 181)8.
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to tO days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures In ONB DAY.
DR. W. H. HALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, l AHREMS
Oppin? I?atm - Moielnv mel TwnwrtHV*-.
Sunny South Stoves are as good a?
they were twenty years ago, but bo
S. Mi it E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Fright paid $10.00 up.
For Infants and Children.
HOW TO FIND OUT.
Fill a bottle or common glass
with urine and let it stand twenty
four hours: a sediment <<r settling
indicates ait unhealthy condition;
of the kidneys. When urine stains
linen it is evidence of* kidney
trouble. Too frequent denire to
urinate or pain in the hack,is also
convincing proof that the kidnoys
and bladder are out of order.
WHAT TO DO.
There is comfort in the knowl
edge so often expressed, thai Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Hoot, the great
kidney remedy fulfills every wish
in relieving pain in the back, kid
neys, liver, bladder and every one]
of the urinary passages. It cor-1
roots inability to. hold urine and 1
Boalding pain or passing ii. or bad >
effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes thai
Unpleasant necessity of being'
compelled to get up many times
(luring the night to urinate. The
mild and the extraordinary ofleets
of Swamp-Root is soon realized.
It stands tho highest for its won
derful cures oi tho most distress
ing oasos. If you need a medicine
you should havo tho best. .Sold by
druggists, price fifty cents and one
dollar. You may have a sample
bottle and pamphlet both sent
frei' by mail. Mention Tin: Ai>
TisKit and semi your address lo
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton,
N. Y. Tho proprietors of this pa
per guarantee the genuineness of
\VI: no louder supp';. ?ir. : <v!s to dealers to
?ell agaiu. At the same time, any- ;
or; who has bought out seeds of their
local dealer during i thei i or 1807 will
be sent our Manual ut "liverylulng for iltc
tiarden" tor i S |pn?ct; : vi?ed they*-*
apply !?y letter I ali^ ... v0 fifo
*hatno of the local merchu front vvliotn
they bougi-.t. nil oth magnlfl*
cent Manual, even - py ol v. costs ua
30 cents lo place In your I be sent
free on receipt of h) ceuts (< t imps) lo cover
postage. Nothing like tli s Manual has
ever been sera here or al oad ; it Isn book
of 20t) pages, contains 500 .. ;s of
seeds and plants, mostly 11 \v,?i Ith senre
supplemented by ? full si . col red plates ?
of the best novoltl 5 of 1, finally, |
OUR "SOUVENIR" SEfcO ??JECTI0N
will also be sent without irge to .ill appll*.
cants sending 10 els. forth< uai ial who will
state where they saw this ad' lisementt
Postal Card App'.UdtK'.H Will R?< i No Mit (loa.
Johnson's i n f Fe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cut cs the most
stubborn case of Fever la
WE ARB ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUN I
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "C ASTORIA,
"PITCHER'S C ASTORIA/' AS OUR
/, DR, SAMUEL Pi! CHER, of Hyannis, etts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORlA
that has borne and docs now ^ , -. ' on every
bear the facsimile signature of ^^a^/y, 7<t ? .. ?r.
This is the original ? PITCHER'S CAST?RIA,' which has (
used in the homes of the Mothers of America for oin r thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see thai it is
the hind you have always bought s/jffi??y- 0,1
and has the signature of &Zastyyrfc?^/tf wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chus. H. Fl el eher is
President. s? j
March 8, 1897. ^ ?>V/4^*?
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which sonic druggist may offer you
(because lie makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
Hie Kind That Never Fa?ed You,
'Hl C1NTAUH COMPANY, rr MURRAY ?T??dT. MIW YORK OIT?.
Of all kinds. Neu Books
at Publishers prices. Gro\n\ se
cond-hand books at about half
Not at Agents figure* hut. at
1trices to suit the hard tint s> We
lave a first-class machine w"
sell for $25.00 with a guaran
tee for 5 years. Will sell on
J.O.C. FLEMING &G
Great reduction in price of
Glenn Springs Water ni The
Laurcns l)rtf? Co., Kennedy
Bros., and Dr. B. P. Posey's?
$1.75 per case, bottles to be re