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Bill Arp, who recently lectured both
at Clinton and I,aureus has written up
his visit In u very interesting manner
for the Atlanta Constitut ion. W e would
like to reproduce the whole, but can
only give the following extracts:
"While In Clinton I was the guest Ol
Mr. Bailey, the banker and mill man, a
model gentleman of too old school
whose maxims arc truth and honesty,
Whoa ) sons und daughters are like olive
plants around his table and have never
given him a moment's grief or anx
iety. And now that they arc all grown
tip and est ?1)1 ishad in their ow n busi
ness, ho has adopted several hundred
factory children and is delighted every
day to visit thorn in the cotton mill
and place bis hand kindly and gently
upon their heads as he passes them at
the spindle or the loom. Ho has built
for them a church and employed a
preacher and established a Sunday
school and it has awakened in his
bosom a new love for his follow creat
ures and he is growing young again.
"The traveller is hardly out of sight
of u smoke slack here in Carolina. I
am just from the good old town pf
Laurens, onlv ten miles away, and
they have a 'mill there with ' 80,000
Bpllndles and 8(10 looms. When
every county spins and weaves all tho
cotton it grows Iben will the South bo
.! GUN 11. SI' Lb I VAN.
The subject of this sketch was barn
in Greenville county, March Sth 1H21.
When quite young his parents moved
to Tumbling Shoals,in Laurcns county,
near which place he spent most of his
On duly 4th, 1814, lie was married
to Miss Mary u. Curcton and together
they lived happily for nearly fifty-four
years. Early in life he united him
self with the Raptist ohuroh and re
mained a constant, member until the
time of his death. A few years ago he
met with an accident that caused him
to remain a cripple.He suffered a great
deal of pain, but bore it, with a Chris
tian's fortitude. lie was unable for
several years to attend church, but his
pastor and friends were very kind to
him and preaching ami prayor-meet
lng were occasionally held at his home
and on such occasions be would get
full of the Holy Qhost and shout Cod's
praises. Only a few days before his
death be called his wife to bis bed,
and in the most tender words told her
that be would roon leave her, but that
separation would not be lonjj; and that
they would be again united in God's
house never to bo separated again.
On the morning of .Inly 20th just as
the sun arose his soul ascended to Cod
whom be loved and served.
We miss our father and when we
look on the dear old homestead our
hearts sadden, but when we look up to
the blue sky we know that father now
rests in our Heavenly Father's hand.
Farewell! dear father, may thy wife
and all thy children meet 111 heaven
and behold thee awaiting thy loved
TilKUlTfli FROM CHILI.
A continuous series of laughs
and shouts marked the initial
performance of Fit/ and Web
ster's offorvesceut farce at the
High Street theatre yesterday.?
Tito Performance inaugurated a
half woek's engagement and if the
laughter continues for the rest, of
the week as it began, there will
be thousands of sore sides in Co
lumbus by the time the curtain
rings down Saturday night. Filz
& Webster tre well remembered as
the stars of "A Breezy Time,"
and their comedy company pre
senting "The Girl From Chili*'
not only have a breezy time them
selves, but they create a cyclone
of merriment in the audience.
"The Girl from Chili," is a tan
gle of ludicrous situations, a con
glomeration of odd circumstances
and a medley of mirthful mis
haps, all rolled into one big dose
The skit has a numbor of bright
specialties and has about as much
plot as the usual farce.?Colum
bus, (Ohio) State .Journal, Sept.
At the Opera House, Thursday,
March 1st. Admission 85, 50 and
Wanted ? Reliable, energetic
salesmen to sell Lubricating Oils
on commission with a view to per
manent salaried positions as soon
as ability is proven. References.
Tho Euclid Oil Co.,
Tho man who is unable to
write seldom poses in a breach of
promise?never enjoys the good
things of this house, because
while waiting and hesitating the
other fellows walks off with the
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Our prices are as low as ever. Fear
ing that there was going to be an ad
vance we bought all we wanted early.
So come and let us sell you at 5 cenU
J, E. MInter & Hro.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURENS,
at Laurons, in tho State of South Carolina,
At tho Close of BuslnosB, FEB. 13, 1900.
Loans and discounts, $74,221 i?l
Overdrafts, sooured, 1,202 44
U.S. Hoods to securo circula
tion, Ili.OOO 00
Stocks, securities, etc. 0,018 30
Ranking-house, furniture, ami
tlx turns, 8,901
Other roal estato and mortgages
owned, 4,082 60
Duo from National Hanks (not
Reserve Agents) 56 28
Duo from State Banks and Man- ?
Duo from approved reserve
audits, 4,784 70
Checks and other cash items, 111
Notes of other National Hanks, 310 00
Fractional paper curroney,
mokels, and cents, 153 06
Lawful Money Reserve in
Specie, 6/174 25
Legal-tender notes, 000 (10 0,574 25
Redemption fund with IJ. S.
Treasurer (6 per (rout, of
circulation,) 720 00
Total, $122,208 86
Capital stock paid in, $ 68,C00 00
Burplus fund, ltvwo oo
Umllvbled profits, less oxpon
hos and Laxen paid, 000 72
National Hank notes outstand
ing, 12,440 (h)
Duo to Other National Hanks, 4,084 .'50
Duo to Stato Hanks and Han
Uers, 108 Its
Dlvl lends unpaid, 32!) 00
i lull .'id u a I (lopOHltH HtlhJOCt to
olieck, 18,808 r>:t
Tim* cortificatos of deposit, 0,447 03
Total, $122,208 8(5
I, J to. An..-. Karksdalc, Cashier, of the
namod bank, do solomnly nwoar
that H o abovo atatotnont in true to tho
boat ol my knowledge and boliof.
John Auo. Daukhiiai.k,
SubSOl'ibed nod sworn to bofore mo,
this the 'A)th day of February, 1000.
O. G- Thompson, J. i\ L. 0.
JNO. A. RARKSDALK,
B. F. PORKY, }? Directors.
T. B. TODD,
A Cotton Mill.
Energetic young mon of the city aro
prospecting to build a cotton mill In
th<> city. There is little reason why
they Bbould not BUCCOod. Dr. 11. F.
I'osey and Mr. C. 1). Barksdale are en
orgeCic, competent gentlemen, worthy
of all conlldunce and if success Is rea
sonably within reach they will win.?
These arc moving in the matter.
heath or Mrs. Dorothy Moseley.
Died at her home in Altus, Ark., on
the 13th inst . Mrs. Dorothy E. M080
ley aged about 71 years. The de
ceased was the relict of the late Thom
as Mosely, who went from this county
to the West in 1*01. She leave? many
friends anil relatives here as well as
friends find two sons and one daughter
at her home to mourn her loss.
Washington's IMHhdii) at Cross llliu")
Washington's Birthday was made
notable at Cross Hill by a delightful
entertainment given by Mr. and Mrs.
.1. VV. Simmons' ac their charming
and hospitable home. The quests were
bidden to come in costume of the
George and Martha Washington period
ami representing some particular
The uharactors were Impersonated
dcverU end by tlio pretty girls beau
tifully while there were also QUIllorous
gUOStS in tho evening dress of to day.
The guests and some of their fm
personations wert: as follow.-:
M'ss Sarah Austin, "Flowor Girl";
Miss Lula Leainan, "'Helen of Troy":
Miss Mllie Browu, "Morning star'-:
Miss Andorson, "Winter": Miss Hos
tie Crisp, "Widow"; Miss A Heine
Miller, "Oyp-y Maid": Miss Willie
Ward law, "Poeahontas": Miss Ressio
Brown, "Scotch Lus-ie": Miss l.i/./.ie
Carter. "Summer": Miss Sarah Keek-,
"Show '; Miss Kittie McGowan, "Red
Riding Hood": Mr. .1. K. Willoiltt,
"I.onl Cornwnllis"; J, Crisp, "Fat
Man' : Dr. .1. M. Owens. "Judge"; .1.
11, Mill r. "Henry clay": I'. H. Good
man, "Clown"; II. 1. McSwaln, "Scr*
gennt Jaspor"; J. H. Pitts, "Count
Ptila-ki": J. C Austin, "Countryman":
A. B. Ki ey. " I nelo Sam."
The Best of All.
of the many pretty calendars for
1000, tho "LITTL K s VY E BT 11 E A 1 MM"
AKT OALEND \(; i- tho besl for the
home. Its six sections of bright,
pretty chl dron's faces will cheor and
gladden any household. There are
six beautiful troupes, in water-color
dosigns, by Frances Hrundago, tho
famous painter of children; each group
in 12 colors and si/.o 10x129 inches, on
tine Whitman paper, bound together
at top with silk ribbon, making the
prettiest and most artistic collection
of water-color reproduction ever is
sued. Each of the six sheets co itains
two months'dat<8, being a complete
calendar of tho year UMX) This calen
dar is sent free to nil subscribers to
Krank Loslie Popular Monthly for
1000, the giant of the one dollar maga
zines, together with tho November
and December numbers, 1899, or the
January and February issues, 1000.
FRANK LESLIE " PUBLISHING
House, 111-1 hi Fifth ave., N. Y.
( BOSS BILL NOTES.
Winter has been very cold. Nothing
has been done on the farms, but we
trust that spring is near at hand.
Washington's birthday was duly ob
served by our young people with a
fancy dress party at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Simmons. The cos
tumes of ladies and gentlemen were
unique, interesting, striking and char
acteristic. We would be glad to go in
to detail and describe each, but twin
and space forbid and will only say al
were good, some better and some best,
but a great deal of taste w as shown
and tome skill and much knowledge in
the various costumes
Dr. L M. Owens has opened a full
line of drugs and sundries.
The exercises at our school on Wash
Ington'sblrthdny wereofan interesting
and instructive character, consisting
of songs, recitations, etc., all of a na
tional and patriotic character. Our
teachers, Prof. Ililey and Mrs. Mi
Swflin are do:ng everything in their
power to instruct the mind and train
the niora's ami patriotism of our chil
The Legislature has met and ad
journed and much wind has been ex
ponded, not much done which is well,
and a great deal left undone which is
Now the political caldron will begin
to boll and with trust-, dispensary,free
silver, gold standard, Porto Itico,
Philippines and the Boer war there
will be abundant material for candi
dates to make speeches to the dear
You can get embroideries at the
right prices nt O. B. Simmons.
Bargains in pereals at (). B,
Do you need a suit'.'' If so, Mi liter's
prices will make it to your interest to
New lino of Spring pants just In at
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Seems wo are the only store with
new neckwear. It's tho way nowaday?
for us to set the fashion.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Remember?that on March 1st the
most stylish Spring and summer shoes
that has ever come to Laurens, will be
on exhibition at the store of
Davis, Roper A Co.
Children's Vestcc Suits. A wealth
of beauty in them. Prices right.
Mothers, take a look.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Wo are sole agents in Laurens for
the famous Jcnncss Miller shoos for
ladies. Ladies call nt our store and
ask for a .hook on the health of the
feet and why you should wear tho
denness M iller shoe.
Davis, Roper it Co.
Men's Spring Suits at any price you
care to buy. Every suit a bargain.
Davis, Ropor Sc Co.
All our seeds aro fresh and wo
have a full stock. "Everything
Palmetto Drug Co.
Spain's Greatest Need.
Mr. R. P. Olivia, of Barcelona,
Spain, spends his winter tit Aiken,
H. (!. Weak nerves hud caused se
vere poinsin the back of his head.
On u ing Electric Hilters, Ameri
ca's greatest Blood and Nerve
Remedy, all pain soon left him.?
Ho says this grand medicine Is I
what his country needs. All
America knows that It cures liver
and kidne> troubles, purifies the
blood, (ems up the stomach,
strengthens the nerve.--, puts vim,
vigor and new life Into < very mus
cle, nerve and organ of the body.
If weak, lired or ailing you need
it. Evory bottle guaranteed, only
fit) cents. Hohl by Tho Laurens
Early season actually is ?uro to
break tho linos a little. So don't
bo ltttor than you ean help.
S. M. .v E. H Wilkcs & Co.
Somo babies are brought up by
the bottlo and a good many men
aro brought down by it. Our low
pt ico dynamo sonds a curront of
bargains through our onormous
Istock ovory sixty minutes.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes Sc Co.
ANT) BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
Lent begins with to-day?Ash Wed
Miss May mo Forguson loft ?>o Sat
urday for a visit to fl 1. ml- at Acton.
Mi.-s Julia Gorry, of Enorcc, was the
guest of the Bilssos Holmes last week.
Mr. W. Wi Simpson, of WoodruMs.
was in the city on Friday.
Miss Fllzhugh, a oharming Alabama
girl, will arrive in the city this week
to visit Mi-s I.aura [rby.
Mr. George Duvall, Ol Oklahoma
Territory, is visiting Iiis father and
other relatives at Burksdale's.
Mrs. J. O. C Flein inn has returned
from a visit of several weeks to New
Mrs. .1. K. Crosby and Miss Lillian
Crosby, of Walhalla, arrived in the
city last week.
Messrs. I>. A.Davis and Manton Fri
erson spent several days hunting in
the lower part of the county last woek.
Miss Kittie Ma/.yck, of Ncwbcrry,
was in the city for several days la-t
week, the guest of the Misses Holmes
The County Pension Heard convened
In the city on yesterday, There is a
large volume of petitions.
Ex-Auditor ?'. R. Flnloy had a se
vere fall some days ago in his barn,
and was severely hurt, but is recov
Miss Josephine Mieter, one of the
most accomplished pianists in the city,
went OVOr to Ninety-six last week to
play at a concert on Friday evening.
President C. I1'.. Pogg, of the Foun
tain Inn Cotton Mill has resigned and
a controlling interest in the mill has
been bought by the Oralia n Bros., of
Largo quantities of dogwood ami
porsbuniou are be ng exported from
this point to in; made Into bobbins.Tho
friends of the savory 'possum are se
riously discussing getting out an in
junction as to tiio persimmon.
Dr. and Mr ;. < >. 15. May r, ol New
berry, were in toe city n fow days hist
week on their way boom from the
North. MissCi rnolfr, und Master Bone*
diet Mayer, who ha\o been visiting in
the city for Borne weeks returned to
Newberry with them.
Messrs. G. L. Johnson, J. R. Mieter
and.I. F. Tolbort, tiro members of the
comtuittoe to arrange for the enter
tain men t of delegates to the state
Sunday School Convention which
meets in this ei y from the 20th to the
22d ol March.
The North and South Carolina girls
at the Woman's College, Baltimore,
have formed a Carolina Club. We
note that MissJoslo MoSwain,n bright
girl of Cross Hill, who recently grad
uated with the highest honors from
Winthrop, i> a member.
A severe storm accompanied with
lightning and rain passed over this
section a v/cek ago today. At Ora
lightning was quite sovoro striking
tho residence of Mr. .lames MoCHn
tock and performing some fantastic
tricks. A double barrel shot gun was
discharged tnd the barrels burstcd.
The School Law.
We arc indebted to Hon. J. J. Me
Mahan, the accomplished and zealous
Stato Superintendent of Education for
a copy of the School Law of the State,
compiled with great cai'0 and making
a pamphlet of t."> pages. Also a copy
of :Ust Annual Report showing the
wonderful work in education doing in
A committee consisting of Joel E.
Brunson, Chairman, S. S. MotTatt, R.
1). Smith, .las. A, Hoyt. F. H. Hyatt.
W.C.Thompson ind Jeremiah Smith
have issued an address "To the people
of South Carolina." This means that
the Prohibitionists will atloast con
test for the Governorship, if not to
control the Legislature. Several gen
tlemen are mentioned as standard
bearers of the temperance column.
Miss Camp Fntertaius.
The parlors of the Ben-Delia Hotel
last Monday afternoon between the
hours of four anil six was the scene of
a delightful gathering of the young
people of I.aureus, til occasion being
a progressive whist party given by
Miss Mary Waller Camp to Mrs. Rolfe
F. Hughes. A'-out a dozen couples
were entertained and the. hostess Miss
('amp, assisted by her friends Mrs.
Hugbes and Mrs. F. M Mathews made
the oventono of tho motlt genuinely en
joyable of the winter. The ivy deco
rations lent a very graceful and artis
tic elTcct to the rooms in d particularly
appetizing refreshments were served.
Tho winner of the Urs I ladie's prize,
a pair of silver scissors, was Miss Lutio
The gentleman's prize, i silver stamp
box, was achieved by Mr. Jack Slt
Those present were Mi.scs Lutlo 0.
Jones, Emmie Meng, Lll Harris, Amy
Nolan, Sara Ball.Perrin I'arrow, Mary
Waller Camp, Laura Irby.Mrs. (.Maude
Fuller, Mrs. W. E. Lucas, Mrs. T. I).
Darlington, Mrs. R. Mathews, Mrs. R.
R. Hughes. Messrs. Jack Hltgrcavos,
Jesse Vance, W. H. Wash!ngton ,R. V.
Irby, E. M. Matthews, Or. R. F.
Hughes and W. W. Hall.
The Greenville Convocation of the
Episcopal Ohuroh held its winter ses
sion with the church of tho Epiphany,
this city, during last week. There
wore in attendance the Right Rev.
Kllison Capers, Bishop Of the Diocese:
tho Rev. J. D. M.Cullougi, D. I?.,
Archdeacon: the Revs. J. W. C John
son, W. 1'. Wltsuli, w. T. Capers, s.
R. Gulgnard, J. c. John es, W. s.
Holmes, J. M. Mcgrudcr, Edward Mc
Ciady, O. T. Horcher and ?) N. .loy
ner. Preliminary services i/ero hold
on Monday evening, continiing dur
ing the entire week, the presence of
the distinguished Bishop contributing
to the deep interest of tho occasion
The business meetings and services
were largely enjoyed by our Christian
people with a large attendancens a rule.
A small class WAS Confirmed bj the Bis
hop on tho morning of Friday last. On
Thursday afternoon the V/oman's
Auxllliary tendered a IVCCptlOO to the
Bishop nnd visiting clergymen at the
Hendella Hotel, which wa- largely
attended and much cnjnyul. Light
refreshments were served The body
was adjourned Friday evening to moot
at Glenn Springs in July rt-xt. Hev.
W. T. Capers, the brilliant ymng roe
tor of Anderson, son of the ? ishop, re
mained over and conducted ssrvlces on
Sunday morning and aftercoon In tho
church of tho Epiphany k:,d in tho
evening at the MothoJist inuroh. Tho
occasion of the visitation 'if this bril
liant and consocratod body of Christian
gentlomen has been "great\y onjoyed.
and a largo and genorous Ibspltallty,
characteristic of our tOWfJ heartily
extended thorn. In taking loavo ap
propriate resolutions roeounizing tho
kind hospitality and graejolul atten
tions shown them woro <B||Cd, with
I hapii.v expressions from 'JBI visit ing
If You Ever
It is well for you to remember
that thcro is very little use to
have n (irst-class doctor to write
your prescription if the medi
cine is put together by an in
competent or oaroless pharma
cist, or with drugs which have
lost their strength. It is just
us important to have a good
druggist as it is to have a good
A Man Who Knows
pure drugs from the other kind
is in charge of our prescription
department, consequently, pre
scriptions tilled by us contain
only the purest, drugs obtaina
ble. This, together with our
care and accuracy, makes every
bottle of medicine that goes out
of our store absolutely roliablo.
It contains just what the doctor
orders in its purest form, and in
just the right proproftions.
CmW^ We keep in stock everything
that belongs in a perfect equipped
pharmacy, all of which wo sell nj
LOWEST prices. No one under
soils us quality for quality.
The Laurons Drug Co.
'Phono 7.") Goods delivered.
$100 Howard $100.
The readers of this paper will
be pleased to learn that there is
at loast uno dreaded disease that
science has been able to cure in
all its stages and that is Catairh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
catarrh Curt; 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. The
proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer
one hundred dollars for any case
t hat it fails to cure. Send for list
Don't throw them away be
cause they are broken. Per
haps it will take but little money
to make them as good as new
If your watch does not keep
time take it to
W. A. JOHNSON,
Laurons, s. C.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OK LAUREN8.
Ex-parto Agnos Leaman.
Notice Of Application lor Homestead.
Notice is hereby given that Ag
nes Leaman has made application
to mo to set her off a homestead
in both nor roal and personal prop
erty, tho petition therefor having
been duly Mied in my office on
Fob. 8th 1000.
John F. Holt,
Clork Court Common Pleas for
Made\in nil of the newest toes.
Mado in one button vesting tops.
Made in one strap pattent leather sandals.
Made in oxford ties, with pattent tip .
Made in one strap kind sandals.
Mado in all kid one strap button.
Mado in oxford ties with vesting t<
made with white kid linings,'for ladios'that wear flue shoes. Made
all sizes and of the vory best stock. Warranted to wear well.
0. B. SUMMONS.
)>Jobby Spring Suit
Y<>u see pictured to the left is only one of the many handsome styh > that comprise * ur Spring Stuck.
There is not, a more select stock of Spring Suits in Laurene than ours; and nowhere can more satisfaction be
found for the money.
They Must Fit, or You Can't Have Them.
We w'.lljiot sell a man a suit that does not lit. We want to satisfy every in tu w< man und child that
trades with us?this means that you will keep coming.
Look at your Hat! You neodgEven your sister would think you
:i new one don't you? ? handsome in one of our Ties.
Vain-, Comfort :,.,d Boauly are!Remember we are solo agents for
.... ... . , the famous Jeuuoss Miller
combined in our Shirts.
Shoe for Ladies.
t0F~ Our Spring Shoes will arrive March ist, Wait foi
them . yon will not recret it.
DAVIS ROPER & GO
Don't attempt to mond your broken China and Glassware. It's not worth while, when we have Buch a complete assortment of.
everything necessary to make your table attractive and beautiful at such LOW PRICES.
fl Buck's \t>itit\zt Sets
Stove or fvai?s*e
will make your kitchen a place to enjoy life in, rather
u handsomely decorated, or plain, any style you want
and every one of Iho best tpiality.
than the most unpleasant corner of the houso. Call ?J
q of every description. Nothing in table ware you
and 3.'tir line. cannot lind in our stock.
$10.00 and more
Lau re us. s c.
Don't Try Experiments on Your Crops,
That have been tested with satis
? IP YOU WANT THESE, CONSULT?
who sells the following* well-known Brands of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, and who will be glad to'seo you :
Groenvillo fertilizer 0>.'s ?
CHE HOK ? E A M M O N1A TI?: I)
SOLU ABLE GUANO,
CHEROKEE ACID PHOS
PHATES, with POTASH.
Allison & Addison's Celebrated
STAR BRAND Gl'ANO,
Chioora Fertilizer Co.'s
Buy early and get in your Goods before
AGENT, Laurens, S. C.
T. N. Barksdale begs to announce thai ho ' n i added to Iiis
business a fully equipped and well-appointed line of
A handsome HEARSE has been purchased. In tho conduct
of funerals, good taste and judgment will govern and patrons aro
promised efficient and prompt sorvico.
A vory largo stock of Caskets, all prie s and sizes, kept on
T. 1S(. Barkselale.
East-side of Public Square.
Tho stock of funeral supplies is kept on the lloor with Mr. Barks
dale's line of vehicles. Mr. K. P. Sil lam iiu* general charge of theso do pat I
montsaml calls, day or night, Sundays and week days, will have Instant atten
tion. At nights or Sundays, 'Phone Mr. Milain's rcsidonce.