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The Advhktmkk Is In receipt of
handsome Illustrated art editions of
the Spartanburg Herald ami the
Greenville Dally News.
The Greenville Daily News mentions
among the attractions of Groenville,on
its third page, "a bar, th? peer of any
in thestate." THE AOVEKTISKII has
more or less thirst for more Htfht..
Kev. Dr. Thomas II, haw. of Spar*
Innburg, was in the city Sunday to
addro8stbo I aureus Auxiliary of the
American Bible Society. On Sunday
mor ning he preached an ablu and ill
tores tiny sermon to a large eongregu
tion at the Presbyterian church
on Sunday evening addressed from the
the sunn- pulpit the Bible So
oloty. This lust service was a union
service, the other ohurohos of the
city being closod and their eongrega*
tions and pastors present to hear Dr.
Mr. .lames S. Swit/er, of I.aureus,
Was married to Miss Cora Pierson, of
Woodruffs, at the home of the bride's
paronts, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Pierson
on the :tlst ult. Tho wedding look
plaee in the evening ami was a very
charming atTalr and largely attended
by the friends and relative- of the
contracting parties. Among tho guests
from I.aureus were Misses Paulino,
Lizzie and Clara Swit/er, the Groom's
Bisters, Miss Maud shell. Messrs. G.?.
Mo-eley, Luther Koper, John Brooks,
(/linton Shell, .lohn Swit/.er, Thomas
Bwlt/.er, ami Mr. \V. I). Byrd, of Ty
lereville. Mr. and Mrs. Swit/er ar
rived in Laurcns on Thursday and are
at the home of Mr. Swlt/.or's mother
on I.aureus street.
The Furniture Factory Progressing.
The movement to build a furniture
factory in Laurens Is taking definite
shape and Mr. 10. II. Wilkes, who is at
the head of the enterprise is receiving
great encouragoment from business
in? n in Laurens and elsewhere I'he
subscription hoolfs have only been
open about three days, hut $8,000.00 in
stock has been taken already and
much more promised which is not as
yet aotually on the hooks. Mr. Wilkes
is a young man of line business judg
ment and has made a specialty of the
furniture buslllOSS for the last ten
years. Ele is thoroughly Informed as
to the profits lo be realized in furni
ture manufacturing and will gladly
give information lo anyone inter
ested in the subject. 'I'he factory
numbers amongst its stockholders so
fur leading business men of the city,
county andovening neighboring states.
A business man from Baltimore in
town a few days ago, hearing of the
enterprise recognized a chance for a
good investment and at once took a
number of shares.
A Carolina Girl In Marry.
Cards have been received in the
city to the marriage of Miss Marie
Oalhonn Butler, daughter of Gen. and
Mrs. M C. Butler, of this State at
Washington on the I5lh of February,
to Lieut. Hubert Whitehead Mo
Nealy "f the U. S. Navy.
M air led.
On the evening of the 4th of Febru
ary, in this city, Miss Mary Knight
and Mr. Charlie Motte. Kev. .1. M.
Shell, Olllcinting. The young couple
have the good wishes of Tin: Anvr.u
tis Kit fo- a great deal of happiness.
A pair of gold spectacles on last
Thursday between the public gquai'C
and the residence of Miss Sue farrow.
Finder will please return to this ol
1 .-olid ear load of Suits, Beds and
Bureuus were rcceicvetl by S. M, iv B.
II. Wilkes & Co. on Wednesday Jan
uary llith ult., and from the quantity
of goods pa'sscd by hero it must have
been a very large ear load.
WANTED?Empty Cottonseed Meal
sacks at .'!? cent -.
( Ml and Fertilizer ('o.
Laurcns, s. <'.
Messrs. S. M. & LS. II. Wilke-s &
Co.. Laurens, S. 0.:
Gents: I am using one of your
Stoves and have Leen for ten
months 'and I am delighted with
it. I don't believe that then; is
any better st<?vo.
Mrs. G. S. Babbett,
Breworton, S, C.
We are closing out winter un
derwear at way down prices.
Davis, Roper & Co.
A big line of pants just re
ceived at J. E. M inter A' Bro.
A l>ig line of shirts of all kinds
can be found at .1. E. Minter &
Buy your shoes at. -I. 10. Minter
& Bro. when you want them to
A special meet ing of the sharehold
ers of the National Hank of Laurens
will be held at their hanking house in
the city of Laurens, S. C , on Tuesday,
the 20th day of February next, to de
termine the question of amending the
articles of Association, so as to provide
for a Hoard of nine, Instead of ei^ht
Directors, and if so amended to elect
JNO. A. BAIIKSDALKi
Preside n t.
Jan. Kith 1900.
It's a great and weighty ques
tion to a young man with ma
trimonial intentions to know if he
has money enough to fit up his
house und have BOmO to spare.?
Quo hundred dollars buys lots of
household goods from im. Let us
figure up your wants.
S . M. & 10. H. Wilkes & Go.
Hy virtue of an order granted me hy
?. G. Thompson, Judge ol Probate for
Laurens Counts, I will sell at Laurens
C. IL, S. G.,on tho 23d day of Febru
ary, H>0<?, commencing at II o'clock,
a. in , the following personal property
of the estate of Dr. .1. P. Simpson,
dee'd, to wit: Medical Library, Surgi
cal and Dental instruments, large Mi
orOSCope, ollice Furniture, including
Iron Safe, Horse and Buggy and three
head of cattle.
The Library, Inst ruments, office fur
rflture, etc., will be sold at office in the
Todd building, formerly occupied by
Dr. .1 P.Simpson, and tin; horse, buggy
and cattle immediately thereafter at
livery stables of C. S. Fuller.
Terms of sale- cash.
W. \V. SIMPSON,
Fob, a,?-.'it Administrator.
Ion for Teachers'
i be held at Lau?
iday, 28rd inst.
it the law makes
Jwishing to teach
f must attend.
k of Education.
Mr. Plokens Shoekloy was run over
ami killed on Friday night last, aoar
Barksdale's, in this county, by a south
bound freight train from (Jreenvillo.?
Tho body was terribly mangled. Mr.
Shookley was the son of Sir. .lohn
Shookloy, of Barksdale's. lie also
leaves a wife and two children.?
They have the sympathy of man)
Salcsday was dwarfed by the Bitting
of i he < 'ourt.
There wore few sales.
The Methodist pasonage lot was sold
and brought $1,775, Mr. \V. L.Gray
being the highest bidder.
Death of Col. Billard.
Col. Goorge W. IHllard, died at his
home in Jaoks Township, this county,
Col. Dil lard formerly practiced law
at baurens, but for the last eight or
ten years has been a member of the
Oroonvillo bar. Ho was a brave sol
dier of the Confederacy and many of
his comrades will hear with sorrow of
"The Diocese'' the organ of tho
Episcopal church of South Carolina
onds the year of its renewed existence
with the February number and cele
brates that event by changing its form
for the better, by enlarging Us bor
ders and we trust Btroilgthlng its
-takes. An increase of one-third in
size with no increase in price is a good
Stop forward. May it- progress ever
be onward and its patronage upward.
The Voting Contest.
Sonic of our friends appear to mis
understand how to vole in the contest
for the free trip to Louisville. Any
body can vote and as often as they
choose until tbo contest closes in May
To vote one need not be a subscriber
to the i ap. r; one need not be a veteran
Or a pensioner. Hut nobody can vote
except on a ballot clipped Irom TlIK
LAUKKNS A i>yi:i;tisi:i; and sent or
brought to this office. Man, woman or
child can vote as many times as they
clip ballots. Write the name in pen
cil or ink, on each ballot voted, of the
veteran pensioner who is the choice of
'lite Fanners and Merchants lloiuled
At about 8.30 o'clock on Friday
morning the Farmers and Merchants
Bonded Warehouse was discovered to
be on lire. 'The lire broke out on the
left hand side of the door which was
open and at the lime of the discovery
was no larger than a man's hat. From
twelve to fifteen men were in the
room weighing cotton when the lire
was tirst observed. The warehouse is
near the track of the C. & W. 0.
Railroad and as the froight train had
just pulled out for Greenville, it is
thought that a spark from the engine
caused the lire. The building con
tained about a thousand bales <>f cot
ton and about two hundred bales
were seriously injured by fire ami
water. The damage to the interior
of the warehouse is heavy also, though
there is no trace of the tire visible
from the outside of the building.
The Warehouse and cotton were
both amply insured, but it i- impossi
ble to learn at just what figure the
lOSS is estimated. The warehouse was
owned by a slock c< inpauy of which
Mr. II. K. Cray is president and in
which leading business men and farm
ers of th ? city and county arc inter
Promptly at 10 o'elook A. M. Mon
day morning, the Court of General
Sessions and Common Pleas was called
to ordor, Jud;o (.). \V, Buchanan, pre
siding. Kol lot lor Sense and Mr Camp*
bell, Stenographer, always prompt,
were In their places. The Grand Jury,
a very intelligent body Ol men. was
duly organized, Col. J. I) M. Shaw
being designated as Foreman. There
are fifteen prisoners in the Jail and
the criminal call r.dar wl 1 1 e largo, as
many defendants are on bail. There
is however, no case oil th- criminal
side of large interest, but it is pro
bable that this branch of the business
will abs rb the week.
Judge Buchanan delivered a lucid
and able charge to tho Grand Jury.?
He emphasized that a Grand Juror
should bo endowed with gfod moral
character and superior intelligence
and courage, having to conserve iho
great interests of society, its peace,
property anil good order.
A i this writing several minor cases
have been disposed of. <>n Monday af
ternoon In the case of the State vs.
Jenny Leak, et ab. malicious mis
ch ief, a motion was made to quash
the indictment on various grounds:
that iho Grand Jury was organized
with sixteen members instead of
eighteen; that the witnesses tent
before the Grand Jury were not
sworn in: that the Solicitor was not
authorized to administer the oath to
them: that one member of tho Grand
Jury was drawn as James A. Dean,
and organized as Jas. M. Dean. Mr.
Irby, of Irby A Babb, made the argu
ment for the motion, Solicitor Sense,
replying brieliy, and the Judge over
ruling the motion in a very few words
He said that he had not looked into
the authority for the Solicitor SWrar
ing witnesses for the custom was "hal
lowed" in this State.
At this writing Hen Cunningham,
colored, is on trial for nnoder. It was
a Christinas frolic, when a pistol acci
dentally discharged and killt (I a man.
In this case the plea is no doubt gen
WORK OK TUB CRAN'D JURY.
State vs. Amy Crawford ? Assault
and battcr.y with intent to kill. .*.'I0
line or serve 'ID days in the State Pen
itentiary or county Jail.
State vs. Fd Irby?Assault and bat
tery, with intent to kill. True Bill.
State vs. II. 10. Davis Assault and
battery, with intent to kill. True Hill.
state vs. John Fowler Resisting an
oMcer, with Intent to kill. True Hill.
state vs. jenny Leak, Martin Boyd
and Joe Hell ?Malicious mischief to
Railroad coaches. True Hill.
State vs. Robert Harris ? Sealed
Sentence opened . fine $200.00 or 8
months on public works or in State
State vs. Robt. Hill Hnusobreaking
and larcency. Nol. Prosd.
State vs. Ruf US Dundy? Burglary.?
Nol. prosed .
State, vs. MO80 Williams Murder.
State vs. Darcy Bolt, alias Adolphufl
Bolt ? Housebresklllg and larcency.
State vs. F.dinund Henderson, Jim
Wi tts and Newton Wright ? Hoiihc
breaklng and larcency. Truo Bill.
Slate vs Hen Cunningham?Murder.
FOH BALK?Desirable residence anil
lot on Main Street, in tho city of Lau
ren*, S. C. Terms easy. Apply to
JNO. A. Bauksdam:,
At National Hank.
Wo are sole agonta in this city
for the famous Jnnness Miller
Seo tho job lot in ladion line
shoos, si/os 2, 24 and 8, worth
from $2.00 to $8.00 now going at
Davis, Ropor ds Co.
Jreo tho nobby Hats in eight
colors at Davis, Roper & Co.
AM) BRIEF NOTES Ol RECENT
Mr. J. Ken wick Anderson, of Hunt
ington, was in the city last week.
Mr. Marion Moore, of Waterloo, wa
in the city last week.
Mr. J. T. Harris, of Harris Lithia
Springs, was in the city Wednesday.
The crowd was here on Saturday
lust in full force.
Hon. George Johnstone, Of New
berry, is in attendance upon the Court.
Mr. and Mrs. John Davenport spent
a lew days in Spartanburg last week.
Miss Ethel Flnoh has returned from
an extended visit to friends in Florida.
Mr. W. E. Lucas visited Washing
ton hist weok.
Mr. R. C. Davis, a prominent citizen
of Clinton, was in the city Monday.
Mr. W. W. Hall spent Monday in
Messrs. B. L. Clardy and T. L. Mon
roe spent Sunday at Greenwood.
Miss Lee Nelson is visiting friends
Mr. \v. Weils Simpson, of Wood
ruffs, is in town this week.
Mrs. Anna K. Simpson spent a few
days with Mrs. VV. N. Wright, in
Brooklyn, last week.
Misses Emmie and Sara Jenkins, of
Augusta, Ca., visited the Ml8808 Webb
Mr. and Mrs. S. J.Simpson, of Spar
tanburg, visited Col, and Mrs. H. Y.
Simpson in tho early part of the week.
State Constable Ed McCravy has
been transferred from Seneca to Lau
Rev. N. J, Holmes was in the city
last week. He is now conducting ser
vices at Holly Grove.
Mr. Perry Wright, of Walhalla, vis
ited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Wright last week.
Kev. J. I). Pitts went to Clinton Sun
day to assi-t Kev. Mr. Parrott, of the
Clinton Baptist church in conducting
services Sunday evening,
Mr. Carl Wbarton, a student of
Furman, spent last week at his home
at Waterloo, recuperating from the
Ills of vaccination.
Little Miss Cornelia and Master
Benedict Mayer, of Newberry, are
spending a few weeks with Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Jones.
Mr. T. H. Nelson has moved his
slock of goods into the store under the
Ben Delia, vacated last week by Mr.
Mr. 11. A. MoLood, of Sumter, has
ncoepted the position of pharmacist, at
Dr. Posey's drug store, recently va
cated by Mr. Mitchinor, who has gone
The Presbyterians of Clinton havo
begun the erection of a twenty-live
thousand dollar church, which is to be
one of the handsomest churches in the
Miss Laura Vance, of Clinton, who
is visiting Misses Louise and Lillio
Vance, of Columbia, was one of tho
belles at the South Carolina College
German on Friday evening.
Cock Robin is on his annual round
For lift ecu years he has not been in
full force, due largely to the <lo
Strucilvo proclivity oi tho Southern
small boy. Let him be restr; inod.
Judge K C. Watts after a hard
working term at Greenville, .-pent
Saturday night with his brother, Maj.
W. A. Watts in the city and has gone
toCheraw to see his family.
The firm of Armour & Co., havo sent
out announcements of tho death of
Philip D. Armour, dr. a member of
the tirm. The house represented In
this city by J. W. Jones.
Mr. K.D.Nance, a prominent planter
of Cross HIP, lost his barn and its
contents by an accidental lire on Fri
day morning. The loss to Mr. Nance is
heavy, and he has tho sympathy of his
numerous friends in his misfortune.
Fannie Willi.i as, colored, was killed
by her husband, Mose Williams, dur
ing last weok, with a shot gun. The
finding of tho jury of Inquest fixes
only the fact of killing, but Mose is in
Jail and the case awaits the result of
the Court now in session.
Hon. I). Wade Anderson, of Water
loo, was in the city on Saturday. Tho
years sit light'y on his shoulders as
they should, for he was one of the men
who as a member of the Wallace
House helped to redeem the S'.atc In
Mr. J. E, Normont, the genial and
accomplished representative of the
News and Courier, was in tho city Sat
urday and enjoyed the "chemically
pure" atmosphere of Tin: A?VER
Charleston will hold an Exposition
in 1001. The whole. State will gladly
learn of this. It is a charming city.
Distinguished for elegant and unique
talent for hospitality, tho city boasts a
splendid body of business men. At
Charleston and Charleston people at
the helm the proposed Exposition will
be a 81100088 worthy of^he new Cen
On Saturday night on Captain J. M.
Rwit/.or's plantation, four miles from
Barksdale s, Hosea Park, colored shot
and it is thought fatally wounded
Andy Madden. Several negroes were
engaged in the scrap which was about
a mule, and it is understood that the.
plea of self defense will bo made. Park
was brought to town and lodged in
jail Monday morning,
On Saturday morning last In clean
ing an old we'll on promises formerly
owned by Arlana Young, who died
nine months ?ince, the body of a col
ored male infant was found. Tho body
was enclosed in a common bag aud
from appearances had been in the well
some days. The well had been dis
used for months. An Inquest holden
Sunday resulted In the arrest of Pearl
PinoknoV and Isabella Blanton, col
ored. The question will be If the
Child was born alivo ami if there was
At the suggestion of Miss Nora
Smith, a bright pupil of the Laurens
Graded Schools last year, tho children
of tho grades which had Studied 1'ni
ted States History, contributed a small
sum each to tho Jefferson Davis monu
ment fund. Tho children responded
with onthusiasm to the suggestion and,
the plan has been spoken of to othor
schools of the state and has hcon urged
hy the Richmond papers upon tho at
tention of the teachers ami pupils of
tho Virginia schools. So from the pa
triotic spirit of this bright young lady
a far reaching and splendid movement
has been set In moiion.
Judge Buchanan flxod as working
hours from 9 110 A. M. to 1.H0 P. M.
and from 8 P. M. as the business of
the Court demands.
Wo havo received our Stock from
tho well known growers, I). Lau?
dreth it Sons.
Prices aro fast advancing. Buy
N<?\\. You wont regret it. Lust
year's crop of Beans and Peas
was so short as to have developed
a famine, the like of which was
never known before. We can sell
Hunch and Pole Beans,
Corn and all
Kinds of Seed in papers.
Our motto is "Seed Thai'
Grow" and the great points about
these we sell are their purity and
strong growing qualities. We sell
Land roths because thoy have
Founded in 1784, Land roth Es
tablishment, has the distinction
of being one of tho Thirty-two
Finns or Corporations in tho
United States which has boon con
tinuously conducted by tho same
family for a period of time con
necting Three Calondar Centuries,
a record of business rectitude and
commercial persistency exceeding
ly rare, as is proven by tho vory
few business organizations which
have stood the many financial
si rains and radical changes in
business systems since colonial
It should be needless to say that
t he quality is always the best thoy
can grow or purchase. Their long
continued business reputation is a
guarantee of the merits of the
goods they sell. They cannot af
ford to distribute anything sus
pected of being questionable.
The Landreth Establishment,
while the Oldest Seed House in
America, is, in its management,
as young and as active as any in
its line of business.
We claim to sell American
grown seed in preference to the
oheapor, importod ones. We an'
those who have never tried Lan
dreth's to do it now. Cheapest
in the end bccauso best in the bo
The Laiirens Drug Co.
Onion Sets, wjiito
ami Multiply lug.
Big H|K' ?f new S^nihro?d?
eries Just received, pret
tiest ever in Laiircns, and
I lie price is right. Come and1
Oi B. Siia>aons.
Wrjo's Yo?r Pants Maker?
2)iel Yo? Ever Try Otir
Finely Tailored TYo?seTs?
1 hey stand ih<' wear and tear?the sit down and get up strain. Don't von want a new pair i<> help wear <'tii ihe Coal and
"We are K,eetcly for You ISTo-w
It you are particular about the kind of cloth that goes into your pants, particular about tb
how much change you will have left, then we can satisfy von.
cut and make, of particular about
?V1S? ROPER & 00
The rui in men I of Every Promise,
ICvory word considered a sacred promise: tho appreciation'
? >t' our customers' friendship; those tilings have woddodj
this store to the people, havo made our interest mutual,
and beneficial alike to tho public and ourselves.
Bed Boom Suits I2.U8 to #100.00.
Sideboards 8.05 to #80.00.
Dinning rabies 1.50 to #20.00.
( ouches 2.25 to #24.00.
FEBRUARY BRIDES WILL P1XD
Their hopos of n porfeel home no idle dream,
the means may bo small, you'll lind lltal win
us to make an estimate on t he lining of your
you, from Kitchen to Tailor that the cost
for all bough
ii you have
In usi ?mind
will bo very
Laurens, s. r
T. N. Rarksdalo bogs to announce thai he lias added to hi.s
business a fully equipped and vv< ll-appointod lino of
A handsome HEARSE hau boon purchased. In tho conduct
of funorals. good taste and judgment, will govern and patrons are
promised ofHoiont and prompt, sorvico.
A very large stock of Caskets, all prices and sizes, kept on
T. 1S^. ?arksclale.
East-sido of Public Square.
The Block of funeral supplies is kept on the tloor with Mr. Barks*
dale's line of vehicles. Mr. lt. I*. Mi him has general OhftrgC Of these depart
.iii - and calls, day or night, Sundays and week days, will have instant atten
tion. At nights or Sundays, 'Phono Mr. Mlhim's residence.
I>on*t MV.v I3xpei*imen tH on Vonr Crops,
i $ i rr
That have been tested with satis
?If Yoi wax i in \:<v.. coNsur/r
who soils ilio following woll-known IIrands ol' the Virgin,a-( urollnn
Ohomioal Company, and who will ho glad t" u< you :
\n n li mi /- ? CHKItOKKK ACJI) PlfOS
Oi'oonvillo Fort i/or Co,? ',;,?, ' ' ,
??.,??,..,., ....,....,??? MIA I KS, with I'D AMI.
( ' I i !''IOMAI" Allison A Addison' ?.?...,,,..,.
??HiVffi r V. i - ? v/; Chi.n Kortilixor < o.'s
m- m vvn 1 (4,?' chicoua ammoniATHP
DISSOLV ED BONK. SUPKN PHOSPII VTK.
Buy early and get in your Goods before
AUGUSTUS HUFF, t
AGENT, Laurens, S. C.