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Mr. John I). 0wings.
The Atlanta Journal of Saturday
lias tho following as to thoj^^atWof a
will ho remembered by our
The doath of Mr. John D. Owlugs, a
prominent oitlzon of Atlanta, ocM
enrred thin morning at his lato resf
denoe, 840 Whitehall street. He bad
been ill for nearly three years, ami his
doath, while greatly regretteC by
many friends in the city, wa? not a I
Mr. Owlngs Is survived bv h? wife,
hia mother, and a slstor, Ms D. W.
Brown. He loaves no chlldr n.
Mr. Owlngs was born i' LaureiiS
county. South Carolina, tugust 31,
1817. He has been a r. ?Jent of At
lanta for :i") years, ani^as closely
identified with the b^jfss intorosts
of the olty during t^Porlod of his
residence here. At.? JUnie be was
with the firm of M-^f J. F. K isor.
At the time of 1 ^^iath he was a
member of the ff comprising the
Atlanta Table at/toy- AA
'J'hc decease. Y? member of t hj^S
Hoyal Aroafry'10. National UnUifl
and the l< / 01 Honor, an.yfl
corts from ti./or^anizations wjM
torn! the funeral. J?M
Roy. a. h. sinipso
Tlio South Cam.?na
iioa of the Christian
Allianco will meet ii,
2:t, 24 und 26, PyrS.
Sunday. PromhtfenT "gp
distance will jvft?nd. Amongst ine!,?
will be Rov. JC. 15. Simpson and ikov.
A. ES. Punk/of Now York, Uov. l?w.
LoLaolieuyiiev. W. W, Simpson jbnd
Mrs. Liyfiaii Reovc.li of China and
l^l'v/si.npson is tire president of the
Ohr^itian )UUi Missionary Allianoe,
an?f is a man of world imputation, as a
reaohor and Christian worker. Some
?iity years ago he was pastor of a
leading Presbyterian church in Now
York city, with a salary of $5,000 a
year. He felt called to God to resign
his pastorate and take up work
amongst the unchurched masses' of
that city. lie did so without a cent
salary in sight. The work at once
took hold upon the masses and has
widened until to-day it belts the
rtobe In every state in the Union
"hd in many other countries the
Christian Alliance has gone working
long interdenominational lines,
lilc it Ins three hundred mission
[es upon the foreign lie Ids of the
rid.Dr. Simpson has become widely
two through the summer camp*
ttlngs of tllft Alliance. At some of
t So ho proa * S( 'cv bonces of ten
thousand pcoJi .. 'ine collections
for missions have'*'ttetimes passed
the hundred thousand mark?
Rev. Mr. Punk is one of the asso
ciate pastors of Dr. Slmpon's church
in New York. He has recently re
turned from a tour around the world,
whore he visited the mission Melds of
Our people remember with muoh
pleasure Mr. LeLacheur's visit to
Laurons last spring. We are glad to
have him with us again before he goes
back this fall lo China and the East,
where be i-< Superintendent of the
Mr. W. W. Simpson will toll us the
story of dark Thibet, in which land
bo has spent several years. Mrs.
Itecvos, a Sa:i Francisco lady, who has
been a number of years in South China
will tell of God's wonderful blessings
Upon that work.
It is a rare opportunity for Laureus
to hear such prominent Christian work
ers, and I know that hundreds will
hear with delight of their coining.
The rail roads will, no doubt, give spe
cial rates lo the convention. We in
vite one and all to the meeting.
Yours in the work,
S. C. Todd.
Bunt. C. & M. Alliance in Southern
It is in season for somebody to say
that?winter lingers in the lap of
Remember tho Labadio Faust
company carries all their own spe
cial Bceuory and electrical effects,
also thoir own music. At City
Opera House, Wednesday, March
2$ Seats on sale at Davis, Roper
& Co. Admission 50, 75 and $1.00.
Try "Nabob" pancake Hour. Wo
Cotton Mill Store.
Are Von Living Easy? If not,
buy a 329 Rocker for $2.25.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes ?fc Co.
Tuto Spring Epson water for
salo. Palmetto Drug Co.
Remember that every thing that
is nobby and up-to-date in tho
way of furnishings for spring is to
bo found here?come see.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Moth Ball for sale call and got
Palmetto Drug Co.
Mrs. J. E. Crosby and Miss Lillian
Crosby returned Tuesday after a
visit to relatives and friends in Lau
rens.? Keowee Courier, Walhalla
For new and up-to-date styles in
dry goods and shoes go to 0. B. Sim
Tho nobbiest spring suits will
bo bought from us, so why not join
the procession and he well dressed.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Wo are not in the Guano Trust,
so will sell you Guano Horns at
12A cents each while they last.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Frosh garden seed and onion
sots at Palmotto Drug Co.
Send in your subscription to
Topoka Daily Capital paper, pub
lished by Charles M. Sheldon,
author of "In His Steps." 25cts
for tho week.
Palmetto Drug Co.
The largest assortment of silks ever
shown on the market. Tho prices are
O. 15. Simmons.
If you want to be pleased with your
shoes buy a pair of Zelgl*?^ irom o.
Guano Horns at 12A conts while
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes Sr. Co
When summer comes you will
want a pair of low-cut shous?-bet
ter buy them now.
Davis, Roper & Co.
WANTED.?A purchaser*or ren
ter for cottage known as the Hill
place on irby Hill. Will Bell on
monthly installment plan requir
ing only small cash paymont.
W. W. Ram,
w. w. kbnnbdy] "N.bobt. a, cooper
lauuknk, k. c,
Office In Minier Bullding, over^Hkes
Prompt attention to all Bush
t'ouvlcl ?Mr. John l>.
ills severely shot.
ily nuMrtt-Ulg- Qve miles from
rJaJih? Tylers^H? Road.John
JxSemail, a negro convict "n lho OOUn
yt^chHln Kang witii a sfcS>no ?truol!
"down Isaac Hay. the guaru- ROt D"
pistol and escaped to tho \vooVls ' ,
?lohn I?. Mills, who has blood) h9?n?8
was soon brought to the scene- lUfl(' 1
dogs getting tho track th<
Boon brought to bay
lorcunately exposed h
negro from behind
him with a 18 cal
?es cannot bo
uties made all
the scene at the
The negro was
L'd for live years for
fad den s.
SP^F^: ii I know tin: t < i r \ . j oil I" Ople
?rTTi work for u living, of the man who
"Advertised money to lend at a time
who!) that article was mighty scarce.
FAboitizon applied to him for a thou
PPand dollars. "Where i.- your collat
erai?" inquired the Croesus. "Why I
huvc'nt any collateral" was the re
ply. ' Then you can't get the money"
responded the lender. The citizen as
he left reflected: "After all it is not
money that is scarce, it's collateral."
II is precisely this state of faots from
Which our people greatly sutler. Most
of their property is in land. Land is a
stahle and .-afe security, but it is dif
ficult to handle and expensive as well
Hofore a land owner can borrow
money, his titles must be examined
and ho must pay the lawyers and re
cording fee. The lender take.- tin
risk of being forced to a tardy and
costly settlement in the courts. There
fore lie exacts, and justly, a higher
rale of interest than if the security
were .-hares in good enterprises,which
COll!d he converted Into money in
stantly if necessary. Every thrifty
farmer ought to have part of his prop
erty in the form of shines in mills,
banks and similar corporations. Every
business man and every successful
farmer is a business man,mU8t at times
be a borrower of money. Unless he
has stocks he must, givo a mortgage
and thereby lose time and money. The
clear headed farmer buys a good
wagon and llnds it cheaper in the
long run. The ?iiine clear headed
farmer acting on the same principle,
will own some stocks to use as collat
eral because they are better than land.
Some of our farineis with money to
-pare are thinking now of buying
more land. At this moment when new
cotton mills, banks, furniture facto
ries and other enterprises are pro
nosed, stocks in any of which would
be recognized as first rate collateral, it
would be very well for those farmers
to investigate them with the view to
investment The business methods
of the furnier ought to he not less ef
ficient than those of the merchant or
banker. The merchant who knows his
business always endeavors tu accumu
late securities upon whieli he can bor
row money at the lowest rates.
MrsT lhij's HIi Hi Day.
Mrs. Nancy Day celebrated her
ninety-eighth birthday on last Sunday.
On the day previous her friends and
relatives, young and old, to the num
ber 01 fifty gathered around her and
spent a most delightful day, a pleasant
feature of which was a splendid din
ner, which included a wonderful array
of good things. Mrs. Day is very fond
Of children and thoy of her, so a num.
ber of her very young friends were
among the guests. Her son, Mr.
Henry Day, who is well known to
everybody In the county, several
daughters, twenty-one grand children
and about forty great grand children
arc among her descendants. Mrs. Day
is tlie widow of the late Nathaniel
Day at one time sheriff of Laurens.
The state Democratic Convention?
[n another place wo have suggested
that the State Convention might meet
in June. On examination of the Con
htitution we lind that the State Con
vention must meet on the 3rd Wednes
day in May; County Conventions the
1st Monday in May and township clubs
the 4th Saturday in April .
A Severe Hurt.
Mrs. Dr. Charles A. Saxon received
a severe fall on the stairway of her
home about two weeks since breaking
her right arm from which she has had
much BUfforing. The many friends of
herself and Dr. Saxon hope for her a
The Furniture Factory.
Laurens' Furniture Factory has been
commissioned. The capital stock is
twenty-live thousand dollars. P. A.
Simpson, J. K. Minter and E. H.
Wilkes arc tho corporators. The
building of the factory is now assured.
Mr. Law Anderson requests us to
give notice that he will lecture at the
Baptist church on Friday night on the
subject of Missions. All are invited to
Rev. J. A. Ingle, a missionary who
has recently returned from China,
lectured in a interesting manner on
the subject of China to a large audi.
ence at the opera house last evening.
The establishment of cotton mills
means about one-half a cent a pound
for cotton more than it would bring
without the presence of mi ls in the
South. Consequently the cotton
grower who is a stockholder, m addi
tion to getting his dividends, gets
more than the dividends in the en
hanced price of this crop. There is
more spare money among the well-to
do planters of this county than there
is in this town. The lesson to he
drawn from this should be plain.
The lesson taught by the great play,
Faust, is more lasting than any ser
mon ever preached. No one ever wit
nessed it without going awny deter
mined to be a better man. It is en
dorsed oy the leading clergy of our
ce'.,icy. At tho Opera House, March
28th. Seats on sale at Davis, Roper &
Co. Prices 50, 75 and #1.00.
Tho books of the Enterprise Hank
are still open for subscriptions. The
majority of tho stock has been BUD*
scribed, but it is tho desire of Mr. Dial
and other organizers ol the bank that
as many people as possible in Laurens
shall become interested. Therefore
tako some stock at once.
The Mate Democratic Excoutivo
Committee Is called to meet at Colum
bia April llth. It will fix the time for
tho State Convent ion. The Prohibi
tionists are advertised as showing
signs of lifo and it is said wlllc'l
their Convention to meet in advan o
of the democrats.
The calling of the disciples and tho
beginning of the ministry will be tho
special themes of "Tho Life of the
Master," by Dr. Watson ("Ian Muola
rcn") in tho March number of Mc
(J lure's Magazine. There will be moro
of Mr. Llnson's beautiful Illustrations,
both in color and In black and white.
Congressman W. J. Talbort is a
candidate for rc-olection to Congress
from tho 2nd District, this Stato, pub*
ashing his announcement In evory [ta
per In the District.
am) hunt NOTES of RECENT
Mrs. J. I?. Adams and Mrs. T. II.
Nelson navo returned from the North.
M8iiy cotton mills are projected in
udge It. 0. Watts spout B few days
V >? last week.
oubJon Roper spent last week
iompson made a short
[business trip to Spartanburg last week.
Col. J. II. Wharton was in the city
Capt. 15en Lanford spent Saturday in
Miss Ida Fuller spent last week in
Clinton with Mies Mary Griffin.
Miss Louise Meredith went to New
berry to visit friends last week.
I>r. A. L. Moore,an aged and highly
respected citizen of Welford, Spartan
burg county, died on the Oth inst.
Mr. und Mrs. McDonald and children
loll yesterday Tor their home in Mexico
after a visit to relatives at Ora.
The Mercantile stoic is carrying a
beautiful lino of embroideries this
Mr. I). H. Wadsworth spent last
week in the North buying the large
Spring stock of the Cotton Mill Store.
Mrs. 0. W. Tune is visiting the
family of her brother, Mr. A. W. An
derson, in Augusta.
Miss Willou Gray is at homo from
the Columbia Female College recu
perating from a recent illness.
Rev. S. C. Todd is visiting relatives
hero after an extended trip through
Miss Fannie Aiken, of Greenwood,
was the guest of Mrs.I*. Ii. Connor last
Ex-Governor John Gary F.vans has
moved to Spartanburg, where ho will
Master Hugh Jones, of Oartersvllle,
(ieorgia, is visiting his uncle, Mr. J.
Mr. W. M. [lamer, a prominent
planter of Dillon, was the guest of
Mr. W . E. Limas on Sunday.
State Phosphate Inspector Vance
was in the city among his many friends
Mr. Joshua Craig. a prominent
planter of Tylersvllle, was in the city
Mr. George By ran, solieiting agent
of the C. & W. C. rail road, was in the
Laurens will not abate her characer
istio zeal to make the stay of the Sun
day-school Convention delegates dur
ing next week specially enjoyable.
Misses Annie May Wright, of Aug
usta and Muud Kitchen, of Warren
ton, Ga., were the guests of friends in
the city last week.
Mr. ?. B. Simmons has returned
from the North, where he purchased
an extensive line of new goods which
are arriving daily.
W. G. Wilson & Co. will carry as
usual a large stock of goods this sea
son. Mr. W. G. Wilson has just re
turned from a trip to New York where
he bought largely for his ilrm.
Wo are indebted to Congressman
Wilson for a copy of his able speech
delivered on February 22nd in opposi
tion to the President's policy towards
the v illlpplnos.
Miss Sara Knight, the talented
young songstress of I.aureus, will sin?
to-night before a Columbia audience,
at the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
Mr. Lake Armstrong drove down on
Monday from Fountain Inn and re
ports that lively town developing into
11 is announced in the Spartanburg
Herald that Mr. L, E. Farley, of Spar
tanburg, will be a candidate for Rail
The attendance in the city was
small comparatively on Saturday last,
but there was still some cotton bring
ing over nine cents.
Rev. Byron Holley, lale rector of
Christ ohureh, Greenville, has ac
cepted a call to Now Orleans and will
remove to that city, lie is distingu
ished in Masonic circles, and, a grand
ollieer of the Grand Lodge, this State.
Miss Bertie Jackson, the accom
plished milliner who has presided
over the millinery department at Mr.
O. B. Simmons' store for several sea
sons returned from Haiti more on Fri
Dowoy comes to Savannah March
21st. He will be given a great blow
out, real Southern hospitality, such as
he could not have under the blue sky
except "'way down in Dixie." The
South Carolina militia are invited to
join in the Jubilee.
Carry the mills to the cotton. Ala
bama has iron and coal and can con
vert the iron into cold steel, We have
the soil and can raino vegetables with
out limit. Thore has never been a
congestion of canned goods. We should
have a canning factory.
The reason that Col. J. II. Wharton
is not a candidate for re-election to the
House Is that he is the choice of the
state for railroad commissioner. Col.
Wharton's lltnoss for this olllce Is gen
Messrs. .1. II. Sullivan, W. B. Bram
lett and Dr, T. E. Todd are on the
Hoard of Assessors appointed for this
city by the Governor and were en
gaged on Monday in the important
business of equalizing city assess
Prof. Meares on trial for the second
time was convicted last week at Spar
tanburg of Immoral conduct. Ho
proved a good character on the trial,
but notwithstanding, the jury con
victod. He is said to have boon a nativo
of this county,
Miss Laura Irby gavo a card party
on yesterday afternoon In honor of
Miss Fannie Fit/.hugh, a beautiful
Alabama girl, who is making her a
visit. MIsh Irby is a charming hostess
and always entertains delightfully,
and her guests on yesterday afternoon
spent two hours of great enjoyment.
The last scries of the lectures given
under tho management of Tho Wed
nesday Afternoon Club will bo given
tomorrow evening by Professor Sny
dcr, of Wolford College. Professor
Snydcr has lectured all over this and
other States most successfully and is
an authority on literature and his loc
turo will bo well worth hoaring.
Tho first issuo of tho Ora Sohool
Bulletin is very Interesting and wo
trust that it will be a frequent visitor
to our sanctum. Tho editor Is Miss
Florenco Scott. Lizzie McCllntock,
Besslo Hyrd and Georgo D. Blakoly
constituto tho editorial force, in tho
presont numbor "Tho Village of Ora"
is written up in a vory interesting
manner by "It. B.," while George if.
Hlakoly, Miss Euphomiu Thompson,
little Miss Eliza McDonald and a dozon
I other bright girls and boys are among
I the contributors.
Hear Something Drop?|
?Must have been a "Sure Cure M
Cough Drop.1' ?
WE SELL ?EM 5 els Uox!
The Laurens Drug Co. 8
'Phono T? Goods delivered.
MT. U ALL Ail HEIL
If tho rains continue the farmers
will l>e greatly behind with their
work. Some have a slight attack of
tlie blues now.
Mrs. J. P. Jones visited this side last
Miss Maud Mabry is visiting friends
and relatives at Hodges this week.
Mr. J. N. Jones lost a very line cow
last week, supposed to bo struck by
It seems that your Owlngsville cor
respondent has given careful notice to
tlie contents of the fair sex's buggy.
We would be glad to see them on this
s'de as vegetables arc very scarce.
The roads are very bad and almost
impassable in some places. There has
been so much rain that tho ground is
If the broad tire bill, which the late
Legislature did not pass,was in use now
it would pack the roads instead of cut
ting ruts, but I don't think the broad
tire will work well for this reason,
that they being so broad will catch
more mud, therefore making the ve
hicle just twice its original weight for
stock to draw.
It's (iood Kiiougli for Hint.
Messrs. ?. M. & E.H. Wilkes &
Co., Laureus, S. C.
The Sunny South Stove I
bought of you about, two years ago
is as goid as 1 want. Heats
quickly and with very little wood
and bakes perfectly.
W. L. Satterllold,
Gray Court, S. C.
ltod Hot from the Ullli
Was tho ball that hit (J. B
Steadnian, of Newark, Mich., in
the Civil War. It caused horrible
Ulcers Hint no treatment helped
for twenty years. Then Buoklen'8
Arnica Salve cured him. Cures
Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Corns,
Felons, Hkin iOruptions. liest 1Mb'
cure on earth. 25 cents a box,
Curo guaranteed. Sold by The
I i.i ii rens Drug Co.
Don't throw them away be
cause they arc 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. 10HNSON.
Laurens, S. C.
Imagine what will Happen if Others
Buy these Fashionable Goods and You do not!
?Just from New York with tho host lino of Dross Goods, Notions, Millinery and Shoes uvor br< tighl to Laurous.
In Silks I have the popular frabrios in all of the leading colors. My stock in style and varioty of patterns can
not be excelled and the prices are within evoryonos roach. In Wool Dress Goods 1 have the hu v * novelties. And
tho most fashionable Blaok"Goods in figured Sicilians, and the richost patterns in Cropous. My line of Wash
Goods in White and Colored Dimities, Peques, Organdies, plain and (lgured Nainsook, Persian, India and Linen
Lawns, Turpasses. All in high styles and LOW Prices.
^ ^ My Notion Department is Crowded with Bargains. ^ &
is ?lled with all of tho Novelties the now shapes the most Fashionable Trimmings, the newest Sailor Hats for
ladies and children: new Ribbons in all colors, widths and qualities, all of which will impress you both in Btyles
The plain facts about my lino of Spring Oxfords and Low Cut Shoes for inon, ladies and children. Those
woro bought at rock-bottom prices and are made of the very best stock ami by the most reliable houses in tie1
newest styles and abovo all they will be sold at Rock Bottom Prices. Don't stop until you got L> tho right
CU><# its* ?SI>I1
Laurens, S. C, March, F.HX) Bargains in Clothing for Men and Roys in the Clothing Storo.
Ladies! Coipe See
our beautiful Spring line of Oxfords and Slippers?Tho celebrated
Drew Selby & Co.
DAVIS. ROPER & 00.
"We Keep the Price Down
issaeaem a?y; 'sasasffltwi
Here are lirst a few sug
gestions for your Spring
Furnishing and Roplon
Ti^at Old LroUi)^e
has seen its host days?it's dusty, shabby and
threadbare, and the springs aro broken. Throw
it out and get one of our handsome now ones
while prices are so low. $2.25 to $20.00
for the sitting room. You can't have t<>o many,
and sonn? of tho old ones are too delupidn*od foi
another season's uso. Wo have rockers of all styles
and prices. *J0 COlltS to $10.00
fl Book Case
You don't know whore to store tho books thai have
accumulated during tho year. Why ie?t invest in
a good bookcase.' Yon have always wanted one
and you can a!Lord it now al our present LOW
Prie s: to $30.00
;fl ]S[ea) 1Dit)it)g Table
You don't know how much il will add (?> your
Dinning Room. Ours are LOW priced. Sl..>0
Wo Pay tho
Freight on all
$10.00 and more.
Laurens, S. C.
Don't Try Experiments oil Your Crop?,
That have been tested with satis
?IK YOU WANT THESE, CONSULT?
who 8clln tho following woll*known Brands <>t' tho Virginia-Carolina
Ohomioal Company, and who will bo glad to"soo yon :
Qroonvillo Fortillzor Co.'s?
CHI?; KOKK 10 AMNION IATED
SOLU ABLE GUANO,
OHKROK10E ACID PHOS
PHATES, with POTASH.
Allison & Addison's Colobratod
STAU BRAND GUANO,
Ohioora Fertilizer Co.'s
CHICORA AM MONI ATE I)
Buy early and get in your Goods before
AGENT, Laurens, S. C.
T. N, Barkadalo hogs to announco that ho has added t" his
busiuoss a fully equipped and well-appointed lino of
A handsome HEARSE has been purchased. In the conduct
of funerals, good tasto and judgment will govern and patrons aro
promised olliciont and prompt service.
A vory large stock of Caskets, all prices and sizes, kept on
T. ^. Barksdale.
East-side Publio Square.
Tho stock of funeral supplies is kept on the lloor with Mr. Ihirk.
(lalo'sTTno of vehicles. Mr. K. P, Milain has general charge of those depart
monts and calls, day or night, Sundays and week days, will have Instant atten
tion. At nights or Sundays, 'Phono Mr. Mllam's residence.