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Tho Legislature passed the Bill ap
propriating $10,000 for a monument to
tho braves of Kershuw's great brigade
on tho Chiekumauga field. We in
spected but a day ago a veteran hat
worn by veteran T. J, Duokett, Co. I,
3rd S. Con that Meld. It is marked
with two bullet holes in the crest of
the crown and tho hat is a unique felt
and nobody would question its Con
In it's "snap-shops'' of the Bryan
meeting The State says: ?
"No one enjoyed the speech more
than did Col. J. D, M. Shaw, of La?.u
Kditor Barrett, of Clinton, is in the
city.?Tho State, Kith inst.
Clinton is no "mean city"?one of
tho best towns in the State, indus
trially, educationally und eommcrcl
cally. But It is Editor 1'arrott, of
Laurens, of the Laurens County News.
Bev. Jodie Martin, who recently
moved to Due West from I,aureus
county preached in tbo A. R. 1'.
church Sabbath afternoon. Wo hope
to havo the pleasure of hearing him
again.?Abbeville Press and Manner.
Editor of The Advertiser, Sir:
I am looking for the heirs of .lames
G. Minor and Ilraddook N.vle, who
arc supposed to have lived in your
State about 1840. Any information
will bo received with thanks.
Box 523, Houston, Texas.
SAID TO BE ALUM POISONING.
Serious cases of illness reported from
the use of impure baking powder.
Johnstown Polin., Tribune.
The poisoning of the Thomas family,
of Thomas' Mill, Somerset Co.. four
members of which wore reported to
have beon made dangerously ill by
Impure baking powder used in mixing
buckwheat cakes, has bi?en furAb/.'ftX')??
1 * "*vT3T'i g'iflo Wf*~*^~*" *? ""
The original can with the remainder
of the baking powder left over after
mixing tho cakes was secured by Dr.
Critehficld. Tho powder had been
bought at a neighboring country store
and was one of the low priced brands.
Dr. Oritohfield said the patients had
tbe symptoms of alum poisoning. As
the same kind of baking powder is
sold in many city groceries, as well ns
country stores, Dr.Crltchfield thought
It imp irtant that a chemical examina
tion should be made to determine its
ingredients. He therefore transferred
the package of powder to Dr. Schill, of
this city, for analysis. Dr. Schill's re
port is as follows :
T certify that I have examined chemi
cally the sample of * * * baking
powder forwarded to me by Dr.Criteh
ficld. The specimen contained alum.
Dr. Francis Schill, Analyst.
Alum is used in the manufacture of
the lower priced baking powers. It is
a mineral poison, and for this reason
the sale of baking powers containing
it is in many cities prohibited.
Remember in Buying your gar
den reed get thorn fresh lor old
seed may not come tip. You can
feol sate in buying; of us us wo hud
no old seed to carry over, and nil
our packages have l'.MK) printed
upou them. See to it that 1800 is
printed en each packages.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Bismarck's Iron Nerve
Was tho result of his splendid
health. Indomitable will and
tremendous energy are not found
whoro Stomaoh, Liver, Kidnoys
and Bowels aro out of order. If
yor wat t these qualities and the
success they bring, use Dr. King's
Now Lifo Pills. They develop
overy powor of Brain and body
25 cents at Laurons Drug Co.
Our spring line of fancy shirts
will soon arrive.
Davis. Roper & Co.
You cstn get what you want in
embroideries at O. B. Simmons.
The famous Jennesa Miller shoes
for ladies aro now on salo at Da
vis, Roper Si Co.
Like Borons Plasters our cus
tomers stick to us for tho good wo
do thorn. Aro you ono of our
S. M. & E. H .Wilkes* Co.
Don't buy your spring hat until
you have soon tho celebrated line
mado by Jno. B. Stetson. Sold
only by Davis, Roper & Co.
Don't you know that it cost
money to advertise? Haven't
tried it, have you? But tho way
ottr trade is growing we don't
mind tolling you about our now
spring furniture. It pays us.
8. M. tt E, H. Wifkes & Co.
If yon want a pair of kid gloves
in white, grey, tan or black you
can got them.
0. B. Simmons.
Wo aro proud of our beautiful
lino of fancy " K londyke" enaniel
and gold sots, consisting of butter
and sugar dish cream pitcher,
spoon holder, colors blue and am
ber at 05 cents.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes ov Co.
Bean is1 patent ventilating shoes
for men are now on sale at Davis,
Roper Si Co.
A white granite dish, 1 foot
long we aro sidling on our 10 cents
counter? Can you buy it for less
than 20 cents. Try somo other
stores and seo.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Wo aro oll'oring just such valuos
in Clothing as wo havo advertised
iu Shoes, so we can fit you up all
around during this cut salo.
Ji E. M inter & Bro.
If you want a pair of good shoes
for a little money go to O. B.
For SALE?Desirable residence and
lot on Main Street, known as Mrs.
Clarke's boarding houso, In tho city
of Laurens, s.c. Terms easy. Apply to
Jno. a. Barks dale,
President of National Bank.
We aro offering unheard of
valuos in shoos this week in order
to make room for spring goods.
Wo havo cut tho price so thoy will
have to go.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Honest Clay is a standard bred
stallion of good record, weighs
1,100 pounds and ago 6 years.?
Color, coal black. Will be on ex
hibition at Laurons Salosday. Will
do tho soason at Eden, or whoro
wanted. Insuranco $10.00.
J. R. Wiixib,
Kdeu, S. C.
Supervisors, jflj A,
Gov. MoSweoney has apj^mWrile
following as the Supervisor* of ItejflB?
trat on for this ODUQty: Nil?. Wood,
VV. J. Anderson, W. L. Culningham.
Mr. Wood is of Sullivan ?ownshlp,
Anderson of Waterloo and ?Running
ham of Laurons, the last hell? also a",
Death ol Mr. W. >V. Vance.
Tho deatti of Mr. Wr. W. Vance is
announced in Louisiana where he re
sided, lie was a son of the late Maj. J.
K. Vanco of this county, ami had many
relatives and friends in this city ami
County where he was well known. He
had been a State Senator In his
adopted State and was Private Secre
tary to the Governor at the t.me of
his death. He was a brother of Mr,
s. w. Vanco, of Columbia, ami for
inoily of this county.
(lector Fire Company reorganized
on Tuesday night, February Kith with
the following oHleorsi P. B. Connor,
President. .las. T. OrewS, Vice I'resi
dent: Jones I''. Molt, Secretary; T II.
Nelson, Treasurer ; C. 11. Roper, 3ap
tain; K. II. Crows, ist Lieutenant;
Thos, Downey, 2nd Lieutenant. A
committee on entertainments was ap
pointed and in the near future they
propose to initiate a series of fesi.ive
.asions for the he ielit of the com
The Furniture Factory.
The Furniture Factory is now an
assured faot. Every day stock is being
taken and Mr. Wilkes expects Inia
few days to close the subscription
books. Therefore if you mean to tall
stock there is no time to lose. That tin
furniture factory will he a moeossf'l
enterprise and a good investment fil
stockholders there seems to he [d?
doubt. In the course of 1U00 it wd.1
probably be built and begin work,el
Tho encouragement which the PK.J1
moters of the furniture factory enter-]
prise h"a\ e""'ine"t AviOn 'is*;.";, ??^V.'^Vnnl
that if business men would only in''?
tho effort, other factories could oa'pV
be built here . ^
Passing of the Court.
The Grand Jury, Petit Jurors,Judge
and Solicitor pushed honestly the
work before them for two weeks and
the calendars wore cleared and .Judge
Buchanan adjourned the Court on
Friday last. The various calendars
aro clean and there is no important
litigation left It seems by the ex
penses falling on the county that it
requires a sight of money to adminis
ter the criminal law. This is tho pro
blem for our legislators and the ambi
tious to represent us.
Judge Buchanan was prompt in his
decisions, careful and able and to our
large and intelligent bar gave entire
The Colonial Tea.
(hi the evening of Tuesday, the 27th
the Ladies Aid Society of the Presby
terian church will give a Colonial Tea
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs S. M.
Wilkes. Music and dainty refresh
ments served by pretty girls in Colo
nial dress will be features of the
evening. The affair will have
all the pleasant essentials of a private
entertainment. There will he no ad
mi- sion fee at the door but voluntary
contributions will be received,
The entire program has not been de
termined upon as yet, but the enter
tainment will be charming and quite
well worth attending apart from the
fact that the proceeds ."ill go to a good
The Beautil'nl Snow.
Saturday last was gentle and kindly
till towards ten A. M., when a still'
brce/.e from the North-west brought a
a stout shower of line snow and fileet,
continuing for several hours. The
ground was wet and soft and the snow
faded faded as It fell, slightly fringing
the. house tops and here and there an
inch upon the earth.
"Or like a snow drop on the river.
A moment white then gone forever."
At 7 1". M. the mercury commenced
to run down, reaching 14, and Sunday
was quite cold. This is the third
time this winter that tho mercury has
been in the teens. Veteran observers
say it is to be a fat fruit year.
Mr. Carroll Nance, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. It. D. Nance, of Cross Hill, and a
rising young merchant was married on
last Wednesday to Miss Norma Moore,
the accomplished daughter of Mr.
.lohn Moore, of Ninety-six. Immedi
ately after the ceremony Mr. Nance
left with his bride for Atlanta.
We are In receipt of the initial num
ber of "Progress, ' a weekly published
at Union, Allan Nicholson, Publisher,
D.J.Carter, Kdltor. The first num
her is forceful, and the venture we'wish
success, cordially welcoming it to our
list of weekly visitors.
The Obi Favorites.
On Washington's birthday, Thurs
day, February -2:2nd, the old favorites,
Gorton's Minstreis, will be the attrac
tion at the City Opera House. Gor
ton's Minstrels was the first attraction
that ever played in the Opera House in
Laurens. They played here before the
walls of the house were plastered. It
is the oldest show of the kind on the
road tO-day, and has always been noted
for its high-class features and refine
ment. The Tampa Tribune has the
following to say of this attraction:
The Casino had an attraction last
night that was worthy of that delight
ful playhouse. Gorton's mlnetrols was
the bill, and this old reliable company
of entertainers wks never In finer form.
The house was a large and appreeia
tive one, and, at to-night's perform
ance, there is sure to bo another large
audience a result upon which merito
rious can always depend.
Tho celebrated cornet orcheslra,
which has been such a pleasing fcaturo
of Gorton'8 companies In the past, was
better than ever last night. The first
part was both novel and dazzling. The
Crescent City Quartette received lib
eral applause and enthusiastic encores.
Billy DeRue, Dick Vomier, Sam Lee,
George Mullen, Edward Fox and Geo.
Sparks proved to be unusually clover
comedians, while DeWitt Cooko, the
"King Of OlllbS," a veteran In Gorton's
company, was, as usual, inimitable
The sooner Irish potatoes aro in the
ground now tho better. Get your
mulch ready on tho ground for them.
Mulching will save tho crop if it is a
dry spring. As not much farm work
can bo done in this lirpild weather, It
is a good time to get humus together,
clean up the trash piles and nil rub
bish ready to be hauled out.
Are grand, but Skin Eruptions
rob li'e of joy. liuoklon's Arnica
Salve cures them, also old, run
ning find fever sores, ulcers, boils,
felons, corns, warts, cuts, bruises,
burns, chopped hands, chilblains,
liest Pile cure on earth. Drives
out pains and acln?? Only 25 cents
a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold
by Tho Laurens Drug Co.
Tho I nier denominational S. S. Con -
vention, of South Carolina, will convene
.in the Methodist, Church here, March
20th to 22*1. There will he a Dumber of
workers hero from all over the whole
State, besides some Irom outside. Mr.
II. V. Jacobs, of (Miicago, Chairman
of the Committee to sclcot tho Inlcr-dc
nominational lesson, will bo here and
will make a number of addresses during
tho Convention. The executive commit
tee is doing all in its power (o make this
tho best Convention ever held.
AND BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
Mr. W. vv. Ball is in Charleston.
Captain .J. It. Minter visited Colum
bia lust week.
Col. J. I). M. Shaw spent u few days
In Columbia last week.
Hon. ?. Wade Anderson, of Water
loo, was In the eity on Saturday.
Mrs. J. 0. Mabry, of Mt. Gallagher,
spent last Thursday in tho city.
Mr. J. S. Swlt/.er and bride spent
Sunday with relatives at WoodruIV.
Mr. M.T. Simpson, of Cross Hill,
was in the city Wednesday.
Mr. J. N. Wright, of Lisbon, was on
the streots last Friday.
Mr. Rhott Coleman, of gpartanburg,
was iu the eity last week.
Mrs. G. W. Bailey, of Clinton, spent
last week with Mr. and Mrs. .J. K. Lit
Several interesting communications
reached us too late for this issue of
Mr, C. H. Eloper will probably at
tend tho National Biblical Congress
which meets in Washington in May.
Mr. Floyd Henderson, of Jackson
ville, Alabama, spent last week with
relatives In town.
Mr. A. M. Withers, of Columbia,was
In the city last wcok in attendance
Attorney Jas. li. Dark,of Greenwood,
was in the city looking aftor the Inter
[est of clients at court last week.
Mrs. J. T. Johnson has returned to
gpartanburg after a visit to Mr. and
|Mrs. II. W. Anderson.
Mr. 8. J. Simpson, of Spartanburg,
was in the city attending Court last
Hon, J. Wm. Stokes sends us a copy
of his '?b'll to extend free delivery of
mail along star routes."
Our Legislators were afraid ol Bi
unnial Sossions and Broad Tires. Our
Legislature needs broadening.
The Charleston Committee that
went up to Columbia and captured
Bryan wore American silver dollars as
badges. It was exceedingly Bland.
K P. Minter and A. C. Todd bright
Laurons boys of the south Carolina
College, were of the committee who
sei ured Bryan to address the students
Call at this ofllce and get a sampb
copy of American Agriculturist, and
renember it (toes with The Adver
tiser at $1.85 for a year.
Louis Slmkins, Marion Moorman
and Robert Shnkins spent a few days
with Mr. L. W. Slmkins in Columbia
Rev. M. L. Roper, the brilliant
young divine of Canton, Ohio, lias ac
cepted the call recently extended to
him by the Spartanburg Baptist
Representatives J. H. Wharton, L.
W. Slmkins and G. P. Smith. Senator
Wallace are at home again, the delib
erations of the State's lawmakers
having reached a conclusion.
Our neighboring town of Woodruffs
is to have a cotton factory. Mr. Aug.
W. Smith, of Abbeville, Mr. Wyatt
Aikcn and Supt. A. W. Anderson, of
the C.& W. C. railroad are announced
in the daily papers as pushing the en
The Woman's Auxiliary of the Epis
copal ehj^B^^yeissued card to
clergy wAH Hding Convo
cation, al Hr Hotel, be
tween sixfl H'ow evening.
well as <
In the eaj
Shei 'uV McCl
case being c|
not being re'
suit. We l
when the suil
days ago to ti
nie Karlo Chi
H. Barrett, ofl
rett, who is aj
nephew of Maj
rens and has
and relatives i
Mrs. J. D.
North this wecl
chase the large!
Mrs. Adams wir
in Baltimore ai<
look well after
Miss Sara Kn]
will he heard at
2:ird inst. It Is ii
Knight, who hnj
concert tour in wl
less win great apjj
A freight train
Una and Northern]
ment near Renno
the Kith, and was g^
The engine was- tu|
teen cars, largely l
l/.ers, were smash!
The fireman wan kii
thrown from thw
ductor and llagn
"Bill Arp," leetuj
at tho Opera Hot!
The lecturer was!
Col. T. B. Crewl
"Behind the Seel
ate War" and til
historic facts tolcl
ing manner and]
John Simmons at M
in the early part
Open his safe wlthl
propriatod the col
mons, who is at
store and is a also I
erally has largo suil
safe, but luckily on)
about twenty dollar
Episcopal church at
evening. Rov. J. C.
vilie, will preaoh tJ
Rov. Edsvaid McCr|
on Friday evening
Capers, of Anderson,!
Ing. At four-thirty r
noon a short childror]
held and addrosaes
J. W. C. Johnson,
Rev. J. M. Magrudorj
I he C. & W.
bd car near
lud broko a
Iis home in
r is a
If you need
got any 8tyl? you
at O. B. Bimmoua.
For as HttlO as t>."> els.
For as much as sje2.;>0
Difference in hair calls for dif
ferent Hair Brushes. Wo have
exactly the brush required by
your hair. Will you come in and
pick it out? Combs too, of course;
all sorts and kinds of shapes, sizes
and prices?except high prices,
quality considered. We await the
pleasure of placing our time und
experience at your command.
Dot us (ill your prescriptions.
The Laurens Drug Co.
'Phono 75 Goods delivered
$100 Reward $100.
The readers of this paper will
be pleased to learn that there is
nt least one dreaded disease that
soiouee has been able to cure in
nil its stages and that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cum is the only
positive euro now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
catarrh (Jure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foun
dation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building
up the constitution and assisting
nature in doing its work. Tin
proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer
one hundred dollars for any easu
that it fails to eure. Send for list
Don't throw them away be
|ise they pre broken. Per
ba it will lake but little money
make them as good as new
your watch does not keep
lake it to
|W. A. JOHNSON,
Laurens, S. C.
tc of South Carolina,
BOUNTY OF LAURENS.
?parto Agnes Loaman.
|?f Application Tor Homestead*
\o is hereby given that Ag
[maii has made application
sot hor off a homestead
^.orroal and personal prop
petition therefor having
filed in my office on
John F. Bolt,
Jourt Common Ploaa foK
Bis; line of new Embroid
eries just received, pret
tiest ever in Laurens, and
I lie price is right. Come and
0? B. Simmons.
Hobby Spring Suit
You sog pictured to tho loft is only ono of the oiauy haudsomu stylos that eompriso < ur Sprit a Stock.
There is not a nioro select stock of Spring Suits in Laurens than ours; and nowhere can more satisfaction bo
found for the money.
They Must Fit, or You Can't Have Them.
Wo will not sell a man a suit that does net tit. Wo want to satisfy every man woman and child that
trades with us?this means that you will keop coming.
Look at your Hat! You neodBEven your sister would think you
a new one don't you? g handsome in one of our Ties.
Vain-, Comfort and Beauty are|Rem?,n^er we are sole agents foi
combined in our Shirts.
n the famous Jenness Mi1 lei
S Shoo for Ladies,
$05" Our Spring Shoes will arrive March ist. Wait for
them . yon will not regret it.
DAVIS. ROPER & GO.
Let Us Sfjourj YoU Houl
is reduced nine tenths by tho use of a gonuino modem carpet
A Hissell's "Cyco" Hearing "Grand Rapids" will save one
half tho work of keeping your carpets looking bright and clean.
We will gladly show to tho ladies of Laurens why tho "Cyco'
Hearings make Bissell's sweepers run easy and swoop perfectly.
We v ill also explain the other improvements found in tin
"Grand Rapids", such as Dust Proof Axle Tubes, Aiili-Raveler, otc.
Nicely the modern Hissell lifts tho dirt from tlx' carpet without rais
ing a cloud of dust.
Nickle Plated $3.00
Japaned - - #2,50
Laurens, S. C
Don't Try l^xporiniontH on Your Crops,
? i5 urr?
That have been tested with satis
?IK YOU WANT THESE, CONSULT?
who sells the following well-known Brands of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, and who will be glad to B60 you :
Gh'oonvillo Fertilizer Co.'a?
SOLU ABLE CUANO,
CHEROKEE ACID PHOS
PHATIDS, with POTASH.
Allison & Addison'a Colebratod
STAR BRAND Ol'ANO,
Ohioora Fertilizer Co.'s
CHICORA AM MONI AT El)
uy early and get in your Goods before
T. N. Barksdalo bogs to announco thai ho has addod to Iiis
business a fully equippod and woll-appointod lino of
A handsome IIKARSE has boon purchased^ In tho conduct^
of funerals, good taste and judgmonl ? i1 L4fl?fefc?' and patrons
promised efficient and prompt son
A vory '