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A* to Obituaries.
The rule of this Ofllco as to tho pub
lication of Obituaries, has always been
that such matter in excess 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
lint*. All obituaries exceeding tills
limit must be paid for at said rate.
A groat many of The Advertiskr's
subscribers aro in arrears,?many more
thau usual. It is Impossible for tho pa
per to got along unless Us subscribers
During the year wo havo endeavored
to gIvo you the worMi of your monoy.
Your county papor publishes news thut
you can get in no other paper. Tho
big weekly odltionsof dally papers
published In Amanta and other oltles
that you get for a low price make you
think that the prlooof your county pa
per is high. But these big weeklies do
not toll you who is on tho jury in Lau
rent. They do not toll you who of your
friends aro married and who aro doad.
You cannot call upon them to publish
tho rolls of honor In your schools and
tho announcements of your picnics and
club meetings. Even tho advertise
ments in your county papor aro valua
ble to you?thoy contain Information
which overy map In Laurens county
frequently nocds. This yoar Is elec
tion ye.ir and vou will need a county
paper moro than usual.
A county papor cannot havo a largo
circulation like tho papers that tho
dallies publish and the dailies can pub
lish weokly editions much cheaper
than wo ean of course
Wo have been indulgent?too much
so for our good. We can ludulgo no
longer. On tho first day of March we
oxpect to stop sending tho paper to
those who havo shown no disposition
to pay anything this fall. Botwoen
now and then, tho soonor tho bettor,
we ask payment from all In arrears.
If you can't pay all, and will pay a
part, you will And us ready to meet
you half way and to continue Bonding
Tho price of tho papor in Ono Dollar
and a half a year._
The Advertiser Is preparod to do
your work woll and at tho lowest
Mr. It K. Burnett, lato of Spartan
burg, has purchased tho Yarborough
Mills, the old classic Musgrove site,
and thoreby becomos a Laurens man.
Ho was in to soo The ADVERTISER and
wo gave him a cordial rocoptlon. Ills
mills at Musgrove aro In good condi
tion. He is ready for tho big wheat
orop growing and tho oorn crop to
llelow we give from the Augusta
Herald an account of the death of Mr
J. A. Crisp, of Savannah, on the Ott)
inst. Mr. Crisp was a son of Capt. Geo.
Crisp, of Cross Hill and has numerous
friends and relatives in his old county
who heard with groat regret of his
Mr. James A. Crisp died yesterday
at his home on Abercorn and Ninth
streets. He had liver complaint, but
the cause of his death is thought to be
attrituable to a complication of dis
eases. He was 17 years of age and
leaves a wife and two children.
Mr. Crisp was a member of the firm
of Gaudy, Crisp & Co., for some time
prior to his connettion with this Brill
he was with the old linn of Stubbs,
Tyson ?fc Co. He wont with them very
shortly after coming into Savannah,
from Laurens county, S. C.
"Como Toinmie, bo quicker at
figured now. If your Pa gave your
Ma a $50 bill and a $20 bill what
would she have?" Tommy: "A
fit." The next nt of coughing you
havo come and get a Free Sample
Bottle of Red Flax Cough Syrup*
from The Laurens Drug Co.
Don't fall to see tho Millor-Sis
son-Wallaco Company at the Opera
House at an early date. Every
body enjoys a good laugh and every
body Is sure to find ample cause for
onjoymcnt who attend tho per
formance of this very clever trio.
The programme is arranged for
laughable purposes only.
Better Than Klondike Gold
Is health and strength gained
by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, the
great blood purifier. It fortifies
the whole system and gives you
such strength that nervous cease,
and work which seemed wearing
and laborious, becomes easy and is
cheerfully performed. It has
done this for others, it will for
Hood's Pills aro the host ca
thartic and livor tonic. Gentle,
Tho Miller-9l880n-Walloce Com
pany have made a most favorable
impression overywhero Ihey havo
been in the-south-west during the
last few months. Thoy are now
filling engagements in tho south
eastern territory and give ono per
formance here at an early day.
Bring your Jobs to Tim Advertiser
The ' Hicycllst'rt Dost KViend'' In a famll
lar name for DeWltt's Witch Hazol Salve,
always ready for emergencies. While a
specific for pi los, U also iastantly relieves
mad cures cuts, bruises, salt rheum, eciema
and all affections of the skin, ft never
falls. H. F. Posey, wholesale and retail
By virtue of power vosted in uh
by an order of O. Gh Thompson,
Judge of Probate for Laurons Coun
ty, wo will sell at Laureus C. H ,
s. c, on 28th day of February,
1898, at 12 o'clock, all th? stock
of goods oontained iu the Hard
ware storo of tho late J. J. Roland,
deceased. Torms Cash.
J. E. Carlisle,
0. D. Moselky,
Feb. 12, '98. Administrators.
Dr. liolfc ?. Hughes,
Offices?Todd Building, Phone 75; and
Laurens Cotton Mills Store, Phone 100.
Specially preparod for Examing
and Troating diseases of Bye, Ear,
Throat and Noso.
Sawing and Lumber.
Prompt Sawing by W. D. Byrd.
Moves his Mills when wanted. Quick
delivery of rough lumber.
Terms satisfactory. See the sub
W. D. HYRI),
An Interesting Lettor on a Much
Talked or question.
Mr. B. O. Ingram,
Laurena, 8. (J.
Doar Sir:?We wrote you recontly
about tho doBlrablllly of a uniform or
standard plantation baling of the dl
moiiBlons 58 inches long by 28 inches
wide, and wo aro most anxious that you
U80 every means of getting your gin
nor8 to adopt thoso dimensions for the
A Northern Trust Company olearly
inimical to the planters intorest has,
it is saidf a controlling Interest in tho
now fanglcd cylindrical cotton baling
process, which they aro trying to force
upon the cotton spinners as a remedy
for the present irregular bullng on
tho plantation. Under tho present
irregular method tho long bales aro
broken by tho vessel's stcvodoros to
tit In tho cargo spacos with shortor
ouos, and if wo had a uniform bale
this difficulty would bo overcome ?
Moreover, the uniform halo wolghing
500 to 6*25 lbs, would bo just us easily
handled and at tho same expense as a
halo of 159 lbs , thereby saving
cbargos to tho planter and to us.
Six yards to seven yards of now bag
ging is sufiloient covering. Anything
more causes diffioulty. Sugar sacks
and side strips arc especially objected
to. Iu order to show our willingness
to help tho planter to meet tho neces
sary cost of alterations, wo will allow
noxt season a suflloiont royalty on the
first hundred bale* for which tho bal
ing box was changed BUfholent to cover
the cost not exceeding $5, provided
we aro given the refusal of tho pro
duct of tho gin at equal prices with
competitors, and proVId d also that
the bales snail be covered in accord
dance with the requeirements stated.
Wo aro informed by our agents abroad
and by mill owners at homo, that if
thoro is not a radical ohauge in the
manner of baling at the plantations
next season, tho receivers of cotton
generally may bo compelled to adopt
tho round balos and to rofuso the
square bale altogether. The loss to
tho planter in this case would bo st>
voro'y felt and all the benefit go to
the pocket of a gigantic Trust Com
ALEX SP HUNT & SON.
Wilmington, N. C.
A beautiful lino of laces and
embroideries just arrived at Jam
Ladies, soo Jamieson's lino of
embroideries and laces before
I have yot a fow capes loft to be
closed out at half price at Jam
Mr. Hudgens's Statement.
Editor Laurens Advertiseb: I
have no doubt that our tax payers
would like to kuow something about
tho cost of our Eloctrio Light Plant
and W ater Works, as the matter is now
being agitated. So ploasc print tho
following statement which I take from
my pocket memorandum book:
Electric plant, 80 arc lights, $7,811 00
Two 00-horse Boilers . 888 00
Deep-well Pump . r>8!> 80
Lar";e pump, Feed pump and
Heater. 1,085 00
Water-Pipe and specials_ 7,002 00
Hydrant and Valves. 1,281 00
Large Stand Pipe. 8,488 00
Small Stand Pipe . 5SD 00
Laying Water mains. 2,600 00
Ten additional aro lights_ 800 00
Additional Pipe and Lead.. 500 00
Total amount of contract, '^?.SMI) ?o
Paid Council Note, $1,018 12
Paid three Town
Bonds. 1,682 00
Paid fee examining
Bonds. 50 00
Paid attorney's fee
Supreme court. . 15(1 on
Paid for lot. 08 H7
stand-pipe, etc. . 000 00
Extra electric poles
and wire. 150 00
You will notice that 10 more arc lights
were added to tho first contract, also
more water mains. By looking over
the chocks you will notice thnt the
civil engineer's bill and several others
should bo added to tho original con
It was said by a great many that we
could not do what we had undertaken
with tho amount of money we had fO
operato with, i must say we tried in
every possible way to save all we could.
Wo set the Eloctrio poles, which saved
something, and wo charged Kosscr &
Castoo Two Hundred Dollars for ser
vices rendered in his contract. We put
in tho foundations for Engines,
Dynamos, Pumps, etc.
Wo found that a considerable ex
pense presented itsolf when the plant
was started in making pipe connec
tions from water mains to houses and
Electric wire and fixtures for lighting
houses. Though our plant cost a little
ovor Thirty Thousand Dollars we have
the cheapest and best arranged ono
thoro is in our Stato, and should our
town pay to tho Commissioners the
prico Other towns pay for Lights and
Water to private corporations will se
cure her making money. Fifty dollars
is lowor than othor towns pay and wo
havo forty arc lights, which would
make Two Thousand Dollars. Thoro
arc thirty-olght Hydr ints, with a rea
sonable price for oach one for fire pro
tection would amount to a good deal.
This is gotten up hurriedly, but any
othor Information cor. be gotton from
Mr. Halle's books.
r. ii. HUDGENS.
Whon woar Logins to oxcoed re
pair in your body you are going
to fall sick. Tho signs of it aro:
loss of flesh, palonoss, weakness,
nervousness. OtO. The repair
Deeded is food. You think you
oat onough, and yet you fool that
you woar out more tissue, enorgy,
norvo-forco, than your food makes
for you. Tho difficulty is that
you do not digost onough. And
this is so serious it is worth sit
ting down seriously to think about
if you can't digost what you oat,
take a fow doses of Shaker Dif.-os
tivo Cordial. Tho offoct of it will
bo to luorease your flesh and make
you fool stronger. You won't fall
sick Proof that it is in control
of your repair apparatus. It's
enough to test this for yourself.?
.Take a few bottles of Shaker Di
gestivo Cordial. Sold by drug
gists at 10 cents to $1.00 por bot
Certainly yon don't want to suitor thin
dyspepMa, constipation, sick hoadnche, sal
low akin and Iom of appetite. You nave,
nsvor tried Do Wilt's Little Karly Riaora
for these complaints or you would have
? *en cured. They aro small pllla but groat
ri >m)atarj. B. V. Poaey, wholesale and re
nRINGSA CROWD-VISITORS COME
AND GO-NEW SPRING
Clerk of the Court J. F. Bolt visited
Spartanbufg last week.
Miss Allie Wolff is spending the
week with relatives in the city.
Put your strawberry bods in nice
order ns they will soon begin to bloom.
Mr. L. B. Farley, of Spartanburg,
was in town last Thursday and Friday.
Hon .Ellison Q.Gray don,of Abbeville,
and Hon. C. I.. Blease, of Newberry,
are attending the Court.
The weather has been beautiful and
tempting to t in ladies to sow peas and
other small seeds and to plant potatoes.
Mr. J. W. Todd. a prominent citizen
and the Cashier of the People's Hank
has been quite siek for several days.
Mr. H. L. Bailey and family of Clin
ton, visited relatives in tho oity last
lion. .1. A. McCullough, of Groerf
ville, has been namod as a candidate
Hon. J. M. Glenn, a member of tho
Houso of Representatives from An
derson died on tho 9th inst.
Mrs. Frank Wilson, of Nowborry,
has boon visiting rolatlves In tho city
for tho past fow days.
Mrs. B. C. Doyle, of Soneca, is ex
pected in tho city in a fow days to visit
her parents, Mr, and Mrs. W.W. Jones.
Gorton's Mlustrols drew a largo
crowd Thu. day ovening and praise of
the show was unanimous the next day
Mr. Young Vance, of Columbia,
spent Sunday with his brother, Mr.
Buy atickot from somo of tho charm
ing llttlo malus who aro soiling thorn
and goto tho concert Saturday night.
Bomembcr tho concert Saturday
night and go without fail. Admission
for (jrown folks, 50 cents, for children
J. B. Park, Esq., a prominont young
Attorney of Greenwood, was in tho
city during last week on logal busi
Mr. Fraser Matthews, of Fnoree,
ami Mr. Harry Cantoy, of Atlanta,
spent Sunday with Mr. E. M. Mat
Tho Hon. II. II. Evans, Mayor of
Newborry, and prospective wlnnor in
tho coming raco for Attornoy Genoral,
Is in the city.
TllK ADVRRTI8KK hears that Mrs. J.
D. Adams for several seasons Milliner
for Mr. (). B. Simmons, will open out a
Millinery establishment of tier own
with the new season.
Dr. J. P. Simpson's friends will be
delighted to learn that he is expected
to arrive from Jacksonville to-day,
where he has been enjoying a few
Thero will bo a mooting of tho Pub
lic Library Association at tho City
Hall Thursday afternoon at 11:30. A
largo attondanee Is urged as there will
oe an election for pormanent olTlcors
and important reports from several
Work has begun again on Messrs.
Machen & Martin's rolling mill which
is to be ready to begin operations this
Spring. Mr. Machen, it is rumored
will import a miller from tho North,
who will brine the most improved
methods Into the management of tho
Mr. J. N. Wright goos out to-day to
collect for THE ADVERTI8ER. It is
hoped that the subsoribors to tho pa
per will encourage his clTorts to tho
best of thoir ability. Tho paper must
still insist that subscribers pay up,
while vory appreciative of the rocont
rf&ponsos of some of its frlonds.
Mr. Turner F. Richardson sends
all the way from Washington State
for The ADVERTISER. Ho is a brother
of Mrs. Jack Brown of our city and
has been on the far PacilTie Slope for
twonty-throo years. Ho was a bravo
boy with us whon pluck counted a
groat deal. Ho will probably come
down to seo us this fall.
Fortuno Byrd att ended on Salosday
at the Court House. Returning to his
homo at n'urht on tho plantation of Mr.
Marl Pool, ten miles N u'th of the
city he found J< s. Munter with his wife
under compromising circumstances.
Byrd fired, a ball passing through
Hunter's brain killing him instantly.
An inquest followed, finding theso
facts. 11unter surrendered and is in
jail and will probably be tried this
In the case of Willie Franks, con
victed of the murder >t* Mason (Mark,
at last July term of Court and sen
tenced to life imprisonment in the
Penetentiary and who appealed to the
Supreme Court, the sentence lias been
afllrmed and the appeal dismissed.
The Concert Saturday Night.
It has boon finally arrangod that tho
concert to bo given under tho direc
tion of Mrs. W. E. Lucas this wook,
will tako place at tho Opera House,
Saturday nignt, tho 19th instant. Miss
Thompson, of Convorse College, and
Mrs. L'gon, of Anderson, will assi.-t
Mrs. Lucas with the program. During
tho last eightoon months Mrs. Lucas
and Miss Thompson have played for
tho benefit of almost every church in
ho city and nood no introduction
to a I.aureus audience, while Mrs.
Ligon is notod as ono of the most beau
tiful singers of tho State.
Tho Court of Genoral Sessions was
duly opened on yestorday morning,
Judge W. C. Bonot presiding. His
Honor fully and lucidly instructed the
Grand Jury, an unusually intelligent
body, in their importantdutlos. There
is a mass of cases for tho Sosslons from
murder down to violating tho Dlspon
sary law. It will tako until Friday
probably to clear tho Jail. Thon the
Jurors will bo dismissed until Monday
Tho murdor cases aro oxcltlng little
intorost?all among nogroos.
Allon Mooken ploadcd guilty to as
sault with lntont to kill and gots $100
or 12 months on chain gang; Drato
Owons for stmillar offonce, ! months or
ijiftO.00. Truo Hills have boon found
for murdor against John Hooker and
Mark Blackburn, (same caso); Waltor
Gailoard, Fortuno Hyrd, Wlstar Gar
rott, Bill Ycargan, O?lor Maddon,
charlos R^pp. (separatekillings)} J. L,
Johnson, obtaining goods under false
protenso; Goorgo Irby, ,:? suit with
Intent to kill; Charlos l)illard> ?.i.
As said, fow of tho oases attract Ih
terost. Nearly all of tho cases ar
negroes. In sevoral of tho murdor
cases arrests have, not been offooted
In two .of the cases the defendants
aro lads and thoy wore nodoubt acci
All wool colored dross goods wo
sold for 50oonts, I am now closing
out at 25 cents at Jamieaon's.
Mr. nial Replies.
Editor Advortiscr:?I notice a
card from Mr. R. H. Hudgcne in
last weok'8 Horald in reforonco to
tho cost ot the Electric Light and
Water works plant. Mr. Hudg
eue kept a memoranda of the cost
of construction, etc., at tho time,
but as he states, sovoral items aro
left off. Thon, again, thoro are
some mistakos in his statement,
for example: 108.37 for lot, when
this amount should be, I think,
between $000.00 and $700.00. We
purchased two lots,?one from Mr.
Jamieson for $850.00, I beliovo,
ami one from Col. Simpson for
$130.00, I think, but the records
will show. I am sorry Mr. Hudg
ons did not got a complete state
ment from Mr. Halle's books. Mr.
Halle hasn't time just now to make
mo a statement ' at will be glad
to let any or amine books, etc.
As to puj...,, jIV bonds, that was
for money the city loaned Com
missioners, and when returned
from the proceeds of tho salo of
tho bonds went to retire old bonds.
1, being an attorney and for fear
tho public will not understand two
other items in Mr. Hudgens's ar
ticle, I will state that Mr. Wil
liams agreed to take tho bonds,
provided his attorneys, Messrs.
Buist & Huist, said they were reg
ular, legal, o.e., and provided we
paid them $50.00 for examining
into their validity, etc. This wo
bad to agree to His lawyers were
doubtful, and forced us to carry
the caso to the Supreme court. In
this case, Messrs. Johnson & Ridl
ey and I represented one side, and
Messrs. Ferguson A Featherstone
tho other. My recollection is,
Messrs. Johnson & Richey were
paid a foo of $50.00, and Ferguson
& Featherstone a fee of $50.00 or
$60.00, including anot her case they
had attended to in the Circuit
court for the town, and possibly
ot her mat ters. I think, however,
these foes were paid by the City
Council, and not by the Commis
sioners. I charged nothing for
As to the $150.00 fee, I think
Mr. Hudgens had reforonco to the
United States court, instead of the
Supreme court. The Commission
ers asked for bids to furnish ma
chinery, etc. After receiving bids
everything was withdrawn until
the validity of the bonds could be
established. When this was done,
bids were again called for. Smith,
Vale <& Co., who had bid the first
time, claimed they had the con
tract, (material had gone down)
but we refused to award them the
work, and they sued us in tho U.
S. court for a large amount . We
employed Messrs. Smythe & Lee
to assist in the case. I wont to
Charleston two,or three times, and
at last the case was withdrawn,
each side paying its own costs. We
paid Smythe & Loo $100.00, and
paid my expenses and our part </
the costs, amounting to $50.00.
I charged no foe whatever, and
received none. In fact, I never
charged or received ono cont of
feo or pay in any connection what
ever with the Works, from begin
ning to the end.
Respectfully, N. B. Dial.
Herald will please copy.
In One Day.
After an absence of several
weeks we come again to visit the
dear old Adveiitiber.
The farmers have taken advan
tage of the pretty weather and are
about through sowing small grain
and aro now preparing land for
corn and ether homo crops. Go it
fanners. Raise your hog and
hominy and make cotton a sur
Hunter ami Madden aro now
prepared to do Hrst-class sowing
on short notice All in need of
anything in their line will do well
to call on these gentlemen. They
are at present sawing a bill for
Mr. C. Fuller.
Our efficient PoBt Master and
merchant, Mr. Madden, of High
Point, has the mumps but is still
Mr. M. (j. Smith, of Duo Wost,
visited his daughter, Mrs. .1. W.
Saxon last week.
Mr. J. M. Winn has tho chicken
pox and calls it small pox.
Mr. L. T. H. Daniel, our Super
intendent of Education passed
through this section a few days
Mrs. Amanda Rid o and family
visited frinnds and rolativeB at the
Laurons Cotton Mills last wook.
Miss Rosa Burnotte, of Wil
liniantio, Conn., is visiting Mr. J.
W. Saxon and family.
Our school at Mt. Ploasant is in
a nourishing condition with about
thirty-five pupils enrolled under
the supervision of Mr. I). II. Hen
dorson. Dess is a good teacher and
always at his post.
Mr. I). C. Crow, of Spartan
burg, visited his father-in-law,Mr.
L. A. Ilonderson last weok.
Mr. Will Martin, of'your city
is back at home to stay and wo are
glad to have him in our midst
Wo would kindly oall tho atten
tion of our Supervisor to somo of
tho roads in this oommunity as
some of tho far mors aro oompelled
to wiro in thoir farms to koop tho
travelling public off thoir lands
on account of bad roads.
J. W. S.
? Running sores, Indolent nloors and sim
ilar troubles, even though of many year's
standing, may ba cured by using Do Witt's
, Witch Hanel Halve. It soothes, strength -
Lens and heals. It Is the great pile oaro. B,
\Y. I'osoy, wholesale end retail druggist. -
You know now that you wiM
want Garden Seed. Before de
ciding where you will buy call
and see our stock of Fresh
The Laurens Drug Co.
Unless sooner sold at private
salo, wo will soil at public out
cry for earth at Laurens Court
Home, S. C, on the 1st day of
March, 185)8, at 11 o'clock, a. m.,
assigned stock of floods of 8. 8.
Boyd, consisting of tin and iron
Ware and the usual tinner's sup
ple s, and also terra cot (a pipes,
galvanized pipes, and tho usual
supplies of a plumber.
J. o. c. Fleming ,
Lewis w. Simki ns,
We don't imagine ourselves "tho
only dent in the pan" but qo one
make.t a better Cough Syrup than
Red )?lax?50 doses?25 cents at
The Laurens Drug Co.
Seekers after gold are much dis
appointed. Seekers after health
take Hood's Sarsaparilla and find
it moots every expectation.
For Infants and Children.
8unny South Stoves aro as good as
they woro twenty yoars ago, but so
H. M, & E. H. Wllkos A Co.
i'Voight paid $10.00 up.
Executor's Land Sale.
By virtuo of power vested in me
by tho last will and tostamcnt of
of Savilla Boyd, deceased I will
sell on tho premises on Saturday
tho 20th day of February next at
12 o'clock, m., the following real
All that piece or parsel of land,
lying and being in Laurens county,
S. 0., on waters of Uoody River,
containing Thirty (}}0) Acres more
or less hounded by lands of J. A.
Hughes, J. J. Pool and others,
Terms?Cash. Purchaser to p?y
for papers. If tho terms of salo
are not complied with the land lo
ho ro-sold on the samo or somo sub
sequent day at Iho Hp*' of tho for
ENOCH O. MITCHELL,
Jan. 28ih, 1898.
Quinine and other fe~
ver medicines take from 5
to W days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
T+ak; eures in ONB DAY.
Mr. A. P. Ooleman has moved
to this place with tho intention of
making it hie permanent resi
Also, Mr. Hasting Stewart has
moved to this place. All join in
welcoming thorn in our midst.
Prof. C. C. Whiteside'a father
has been spending the winter with
Miss Alma Bishop, of Nowborry,
has boon visaing hor cousins,
Misses Blancno and Maude Bis
Mr. Claudo Bovd, of Sodalia,
visited relatives here lecontly.
Miss Loutso Meredith was in
town a few days ago.
Diphtheria has been in the
neighborhood for sonn1 time, and
wo are sorry to say it curried fatal
results to tho homes of two fam
ilies in the loss of a child. Mr. W.
B, Putmau's little Willie Doll and
a child of Mr. Dan Murphy. We
oxteiid our sympathies in their be
Dr. A. .1. Christopher has re
cently erected a handsome little
building for his drugs. It adds
much to the appearance of his
We have not heard of a great
many "parties" or "sociables" in
this vicinity. Our young people
must be gorwing more sober
Our ginneries have not yet fin
ished the work of this season for
we can hear the sound of t he whis
tle to-day. In the public road
may be scon wogons loaded with
ungiuned cotton. Others with fer
tilizers for the next crop. It does
not seem from tho amount of fer
tilizer purchased that the acreage
of eotton will be reduced very
much in this section.
Mr. D. P. Gray,who was form
erly employed by the firm of W.
L. & R. ^. Gray has left and will
open business for himself at Wil
liamston, S. C. Bost wishes for
Mr. L. C. Dorroh has com
menced work on his new house
which will replace the one he lost
by fin,1 on Christmas eve. We un
derstand that he intends building
an elegant residence.
Master Albert Cray and little
sis!er, Laurie, visited their aunt,
Mrs. Tongue,last week.
The mad dog fever has prevailed
among the dogs in this vicinity
to a considerable extent. The best
marksman is tho best physician
we can recommend.
Lanford is on epiito a boom. In
tho near future we will have a
telophone connecting us with
Greenville, Sparlanburg, Laurons
A few days sinco Mr. A. M.
Lanford had the misfortune to
have his house burned. Only a
few articles wero saved. A few
days afterwards he had a horse
badly crippled. We extend our
sympathy to Mr. Lanford.
.Mrs. R. P. Milam and children
are paying an extended visit in
.Miss Janie Watts, of Camdon is
stopping awhile1 with relatives
Mr. WinftoldJohnson, of North
Carolina is boarding with his
brother, Mr. .1. E.Johnson ami at
tending school here.
Misses Mary Butts and Lillie
Johnson visited the home of the
former in Fountain Inn not long
Mr. Charles W. Lanford spent a
few days with his brother, Mr.
B. P. Lanford, of Woodruff re
Miss Alma Lanford paid her
sister, Mrs. .1. T. Littlejohn a two
weeks visit last month.
Uev. U. L Masters accompanied
by Rev. W. Butts visited our town
and vicinity recently in the inter*
est of the Baptist Courier.
Mr. Henry Ferguson left last
Tuesday for Charleston where he
is to enter business with his
Mr. Charles W. Lanford is quite
ill at this writing. Charles is one
of our most popular boys and has
hosts of friends who wish for his
A few of our people have been
suffering from vaccination, and
we lind that it is no protection
against ohiekonpox which has been
prevalent the town over.
Capt. IL W. Lanford known
and beloved by all, has been suf
fering with .poison oak on his face
and aims. Right well does he imi
tate the example of our noted an
cestor Job, and laughingly de
clares, "It is awful."
Lanford now boasts of ouu of
the finest sohools in Laurens
county. Ejvory body seems to he
delighted with the progress tbat
their children are making and are
always ready to speak a word of
praise in bohalf of our ofuoiont
instructress, Miss May Butts ?
Miss Butts comes to us with a Di
ploma from Gainsville Female
Seminary, in which school she
graduated in '95. With an educa
tion and practicability Cfcwx-Linod
she has proven herself to be a very
line teacher. And well may our
little city exclaim: "We did the
right thing for onoo in securing
the services of Miss Butts as
No man or woman can enioy life or ac
complish much In this world while suffer
ing from a torpid liver. DeWitt'? Little
Enrlv Hisers, the pi)la that oleanso that
organ, ?pdekly. H. P. Posey, wholesale
and retail druggist.
$100 REWARD $100.
Tho readers of this paper will
be pleased to know that thoro is at
least ono dreaded disease that
soionoe has been able tooure in all
its stages, and that is Catarrh.?
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
positive cure known to the modi
oal fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease requires n
constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting direct !v upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of'the system,
thereby destroying tho foundation
of the disease and giving tho pa
tient strength by building up the
const it ut ion and assisting nntltro
in doing its work. The proprie
tors have so much faith in its
curative powers, that thoy oiler
One Hundred Dollars for any ease
that it fails to euro. Address
K. J. CHENEY, & CO.,
t?tF* Sold by Druggists, 75c.
1VE no longer BUpply our '-.cods to dealers to
sell agalo. At the ame time, any
one who h.is bought our seeds of their
local dealer during cither 1896 or 1S07 will
be sent oor Manual <,f 'livcrythlog for the
Garden" for 1898 COKCJ provided they
apply by letter a t\Cu and give the
name of the local nt< chant from wiiom
they bouRiit. To others,!! [3 magnlfl*
cent Mnnu:!, every copy of wli It costs us
30 cents to place In your h Is, will be sent
free on receipt of l?ccnls (si unj ) t>> cover
postage. Nothing like this .". jiu.i1 lias
ever been seen In icor abroad : i Isn book
of 200 pages, contains 600 cs ;i wings of
seeds and pi inls, mostly new, a in! Ihcseare
supplemented 1 ? ;; full sizcccl red plates
of tue best novel . .>*. sc; 111, finally,
OUR1:": : -OTION
will also !??. it v. ' char ? I > :'!l appll*
cants sending 10 els. tan aa! who will
state where they saw V\. ad- tisement.
Toslal Crrd Applletttoi ? I'.: MltDllOtt.
Cotpe to tr?e Great
From now until March i si we will close out our Stock of Winter
Goods, consisting of Clothing, Shoes, 11 als und Dry Goods,
Regardless of COST,
Preparatory to a change in our business, and to make room
for our Spring Stock. Come soon and be convinced of the truth
ot" what we say. We soli for
JL Jsk. ww^2jr J3L7JL y
and in that way can offer the buyer great BARGAINS. Come
soon and sec for yourself,
J. R. Minter & Son,
Headquarters for Lowest Prices ami Best Values.
Ii 11 ?mm nnwmmaamtvmfti
?\rc?ciablc Preparation for As
similating IhcTood and Regula
j lit\g live Stomachs and Bowels of
ItfFAN IS /CHILDREN'
Promotes DigesHon,Cheerful -
(icss and Rcst.ConUhns neither
Opiuin.Morphine nor Mineral.
Jktt/* cfGTd TrSAMBELPnVBBR
1 'It SrtJ. '
. 'nlst Scii.' *
Jl.'tnn Scr/f ?
>.. iL <?
('/an'fi'?/ SuijStr .
Aprrforf Itcrncdy for Con^lip.i
lion, Sour Stomach,Dioi rhoca,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ncss and Loss tir SLEEP.
Tac Simile Signature i f
IS ON THE
CXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
C'.'.itorl.i h pnt r p hi or - I ? 1 Itles only. It
f?jl?) not fc; ':.l in 1>:.1',<. iKa't n'.'.ov* onyono to sell
"you Anything <'o en pica or promiio that it
is "just an pooil" und "will nnswor every pur
poac." , tHt yon got C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A..
e? ' wrippor.
Of all kinds. New Hooks
at Publishers prices. Croud se
cond-hand hooks at about half
Not at Agents figures but at
Krices to suit the hard times. We
ave a first-class machine we
sell for $25.00 with a guaran
tee for 5 years. Will sell on>