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A Considerable Fund Collected and
Forwarded to Uovernor Bayers?
W. W. Ball oarrlod around a sub
BerlplioQ list for tho Galvoston suffer
ors Friday afternoon and In a short
time ever a hundrod dollars was con
trlbuod by the citizens. Mr- Ball for
warded to Governor Bayers In tho
name of the citizens of Laurons, ?107.60
Saturday morning. Thero will bo an
other i'omlttanco. The list of Sub
scribers will be published in Till: AD
VERTISER at a later day.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hall was-unable to
see a number of people who will he
glad to contribute. They may leave
their contributions at the People's
Loan and Exchange Bank, Mr. Hall
boh)},' out of town for a few days.
Beautiful line of rugs at O. B. Sim
We wish to call your attention to our
big llnoof box paper and tablets. Some
I'a 1 motto Drug Co.
Card of Thanks.
I desire lo express my gratltudo to
tho people of Laurens county for the
honor which they have done me in
electing mo to the Sheriff's otilce. No
one could more highly appreciate the
friendship and confidence expressed
in the honor conferred than myself.
While 1 hope to personally express my
appreciation as opportunity occurs, I
desire now to thank my many friends
fli all parts of the county for tholr ac
tive etTorts in my behalf and for then1
personal vote. I am deeply impressed
with tho responsibilities placed upon
mo and hope to re-pay the people of
Laurens county by a careful ami con
scientious discharge of the duties of
my office, holding ever In vlow the
best Interest of tho county.
i desire also desire to express pub
licly my deop appreciation of the cor
dial appreciation of tho cordial hos
pitality extended me even by the per
sonal friends and supporters of my op
ponents during my canvass of the
TnOS. J. duokbtt.
A Card of Thanks.
Ml!. EDITOR! Please allow mo space
in your paper to express my thanks to
tho 1<ind people Of Laurens county for
t heir generous hospitality during my
lato canvass and for their handsome
vote that was given me on August 28th
and September 11 th. 1 feel proud of
the confidence the voters of Laurens
have in me and will show move fully
my appreciation by my careful attention
to tho oflice that the people have elected
me to HU.
Ohas. F. Brooks.
Story of a Slave.
To be bound hand and foot for years
by the chains of disease is the worst
of slavery. George D. Williams, of
Manchester, Mich., tells how such a
slave was made free. He says: "My
wife has been so helpless for five years
that sho could not turn over in bed
alone. Alter using two bottles of
Electric Bitters she is wonderfully im
prov. tl and able to do her own work."
This supreme remedy for female dis
easea quickly cures nervousness, sleep
lessness, melancholy, headache, back
ache, fainting and dizzy spells. Thlfl
miracle working medicine is a god
send to weak, sickly, run-down peo
ple. Every bottle guaranteed. Only
">0 cents. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
REPORT OF THt. CONDITION Ot-'
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURENS,
At Laurens, in the State of South Car
olina, at the Close of Business,
September 5th, 11)00.
Loans and discounts, ?583,06251
Overdrafts, secured "11 60
U.S. Bonds to secure circula
tion, 10,000 00
Premiums on U. S Bonds, 740 00
Stocks, securities, etc. 8,516 52
.Hanking-house, furniture, ami
llxtures, 8,991 65
Othor real estate owned, 4,082 60
Duo from National Ranks (not
ReBerve Agents) ?ft 23
Due from approved reserve agents 388 85
Cheeks and other cash items, 291 53
Notes of other National Ranks, 845 00
Fractional paper ourrenoy,
nickels, and cents, 151 n'J
Lawful Money Reserve in
Specie, 5,517 15
Lofral-tender notes, 525 00 0,072 15
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 per cent, of
circulation,) 800 00
Total, $127,011 63
Capital stock paid in, $ 03,000 00
Sin plus fund, 12,600 00
Undivided profits, less expen
ses and taxes paid, 746 11
National Rank notes outstand
ing, 11.210 <K)
Rue to othor National Ranks, 2,680 32
Rue to stato Ranks and Ran
kers, 93 26
Dividends unpaid, 224 00
Individual deposits subjoct to
check, 16,331 71
Time certificates of deposit, 0,125 03
Rills payable, 8,000 00
Total, $127,011 63
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA, I
County op Laurens. f
I, Jno. Aug. Barksdnle, Cashier, ol the
above named bank, do solomnly swear
that tho above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and boliol.
John Aim. ILvuksoai.h,
subscribed and sworn to before me,
this the 14th day of September 1000.
John F. Boi.t, c*. o. c. P
JNO. A. BARKSDALE,
it. F. POSEY, !? Directors.
T. H. TODR,
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE
DISTRICT of SOUTH
In the Matter of E. Si I greaves, Bank
rupt.?Notice of Application for Dis
To all creditors and persons otherwise
interested in the bankrupt estate of
Take notice that the said E. Sit
greaves has applied to tho United
States District Court for tho District
of South Carolina for a discharge from
all his provable debts and that said
application will come on for a hearing
before tho sa d Court at Greenville,
South Carolina, on Oetobor 17th, h)00,
at cloven A. M.
C. J. C. iiutson,
(Merk U. S. Court.
.".0 and 00 s aw, Hall Cotton Gins.
1 Scoflold Water Cross.
1 pair, ">2 inch French burr mills
1-30 horse power, Ruruham turbine
2 tracts of land.
Wm. D. S?lm van,
I am ( losing-out my hoard of Jersey
Cows. (16) fresh to milk.
T. it DeShields,
Lanford Station, S. C.
An examination for teachers' cortifl
catos will bo held at Laurena on Fri
day, Oetobor 12th at 10 A. M. Teachers
will take due notice thoreof and gov
ern thomsolvea accordingly.
J. K. Martin,
The Race for Sheriff.
The race for sheriff last week was tho
most romarkabto |X>lltical contest
wagod In this county since Throe
thousand und olghty throo votes wore
cast. Contrary to the rule, the vote in
tho second primary was larger by more
than a hundred than tho vote In the
On the one hand, MoCravy's l?>a<] In
tho first was tremendous, ?1283 to 010.
Tho pertinacity with which the Duokott
men worked to overcome it was rc
markablo. Their onergy ami pluck
were wonderful. On the other hand, it
was still more remarkable that Mc
Oravy hold his 1,283 and Inoreasod
them by more thun200. It seemed to
us that live-sixths of the men who have
boon locally prominent in Laun ns
po'ttlcs for ton years and more were
allied in an aggressive fight against
Mo?rovy. The men who have been
coming to county conventions from all
over the county, former ttUtls ami form
er conservatives, for ten years, who
were not outspoken Duokott men were
exceptions. Yet against all this, Mc
Oravy rocolvod over 1500 votes. The
majority <>f the "antis"' doubtless voted
against McCravy. Nevertheless, of the
throe Antl townships of l^rj, McCravy
carried one, Youngs', and divided the
vote evenly in another, Laurons.
The race illustrated a nowalllgnmont
in I,aureus politics. Mct'ravy to an un
common extent was supported by tho
poorer people. .\s a rule he received
the VOtOS Of the small farmers and the
renters. He carried tho factory vote
in Laurens two to one and at the Clin
ton factory box, In Capt. Duckott's
home town, ran nock and nock with his
opponent, Of course we are speaking
generally, many poor men voted for
Duckett and mail) well-to-do men voted
for Mct'ravy. hut WO merely call atten
tion to what prevailed in most places.
This new alllgnment was largely ac
cidental and we 'nope will not he per
manent. We do not wish to see divis
ion on any suoh lines of cleavapc. Wo
call attention to these things simply bc
cause they are interesting to any stu
dent of politics.
("apt. Duckett, was. if anything, a
more pronounced reformer than
Mr. McCravy hut in spite of it re
ceived most of t'ne ami strength. He
is recognized by everyone as an honest,
clean, brave gentleman, a Confederate
veteran who did the full duty of two or
three good men. He is hound to make
an efficient, fair and sat isfactory sheriff,
for his long and faithful services to the
county and his country,he fully deserved
this small reward. The time has come
when.if we could have our way, no vete
ran of the Confederacy, having home
the cruel hardships of the war if he asks
for office will he denied, provided lie is
fairly competent to do its duties. There
will oc fow moro of them before the
people, they are going mighty fast, anil
they have had to endure for South Caro
lina and tin- South a thousand limes
more than we younger ones wi l he
called upon to hear.
SheritT McCravy accepts his defeat in
graceful fashion. IU' has the con
sciousness of having polled more votes
than any man ever did before against
such diQlcultlos. The man who i tickles
Hunters and Jacks runs up against
Another battlo-SCarod Confederate
veteran gone, from whence no traveler
ever returns, i in the 20th of this month
will he \ ears ago. when a noble young
man just 25 years old then was on the
battle-field of Chlckamauga, fighting
for his Southern country ami in that
struggle, during the 20th day of Sep
tcmber, lost one of his legs. He came
hack and lived with his relatives near
where hi- was brought up, (as he never
married i. until the 25th day of August
MOO. when he passed from earth to
heaven. He was always considered to
he a very harmless man and was greatly
to be pitied, as he suffered a great deal
all ot his life from his wound. Not
withstanding his sufferings, ho was fol
lowing some honorable occupation for a
living. Many a hoard which now en
closes the roof of many dwellings and
other buildings were made by his hands:
many an aero of cotton did he hoe
standing ou his orutches and ptoked
many pounds of tho Ileccy staple. This
same man I never thought over re
ceived justice in the matter of pensions
from his countrymen. However, wo
will let that matter oass, as it was an
Early in the year, Gabriel H. Wil
liams, (who this biography is intended
for,) bocamo paralyzed and was una
ble to pet up only as he was helped and
on the 25th day of August last passed
away at his brother-in-law, William
S. C. His body was borne to the gravo
in Poplar Springs cemetery by old
Confederate veterans and interred to
wait till the groat resurrection morn,
i Vace to his ashes.
Uncle Gabe as he was commonly
called was ahout 02 years old at his
Dave Cooper's residence on GllS Hulf's
plantation was struck by lightning on
the 20th ?>t August. The top of tho
chimney was knocked oil, a few shin
pies and some of tho weather-boarding
torn oil'. Not ono of the family was
hurt. Provldentally the family was all
in bed. The only life lost by the bolt
was a dog under the house.
Prof. It P Fleming, of Greenwood,
came up on tiie 31st of August on busi
des. and returned on the 6th inst. The
Prof, will always he a welcome visltOl
to cur midst. On the 12th ho went
do> n to Boykln to take charge of a
nine months' school.
The tent mooting at Wood's Grove,
near Mt. Bethel, dosed on Tuesday,
the4th Inst., ami ten candidates wero
immersed in the waters of the Reedy,
just at the head of the Loop; Shoals, by
Revs. Todd and Codding. A beau
tiful and very impressive sceno it was
?buried with Christ In baptism.
The Browerton school is without a
teacher so far. Applications arc in or
der and will bo considorod with duo
Mrs Polly Books has roturnod from
a loop visit to Williamston.
.lohn Heeks has been sowing oats to
meet out tho short corn crop.
Tho pinners are making preparations
to put the lloocy staple in pood shape
for market. Some few bales already
pinned and sellinp at 10J cents per
pound ut ffonea Path and Donalds,
I low ahout Laurons?
Our neighbor, Hon. G. P. Smith loft
for Laurons on the 12t h inst, to work
in the Cotton Mill store on factory
Hill. Our loss will bo Laurons' pain.
Tho 2nd Primary passed off quietly
each candidate for the different of
flcos receiving a respectful voto at
Oalhoun Hooks left for Clemson Col?
lepe. Tuesday the llth inst., in com
pany with Robt. Henderson, of Mt.
Gallagher. May they both have a
happy and prosperous time at Clemson.
We admire Editor Parrott's sympa
thy for the work animals, but if ovcry
man should he arrested who hitches
Iiis horse at Laurens in the sun you
would drive the majority of the people
who now po there away from the fact
that there are no accommodations for
the horse made. We have either to
hitch in tho sun or not hitch at all.
Hope that tho Editor will see to it that
the merchants will pive us bettor aoeo
modations in that matter,
All staplo goods at lowost prices?all
boupiit boforo the rise in cotton.
O. B. Simmons.
Call and got 10 ets worth of our now
extract 1'alo Alto Pink. If after using it
is not satisfactory will refund money.
Palmetto Drug Co.
The nowont things out In men's and
boys' hats at O. B. Simmons.
The latest out in Gont's fancy hose,
shirts, ties and suspenders.
O. B, Simmons.
AM) BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
He sure and como to the fair.
Field's minstrels will he here during
Laurons ware-houses are doing a
I)r I'. B. Connor is at home again af
ter a short vacation.
President Lucas, of the cotton mills,
lias returned from Ashville.
W. W. Hall has gone on a living busi
ness visit to Florida.
Mrs. L. N. Boyd has returned from
Mr. David T. Copeland, of Jacks
Township, was in the city Monthly.
Miss Swink, of Woodruff, is visiting
Mrs. Habb, on Main Street.
Miss .(ones, of Cartersville. Ca,, is
visiting Mr. \\ . X. Wright's family.
Dr. Rolfe Hughes has purchased the
Vance property on East llarpor street.
Mr. D. C. Durham, of Greenville, was
in the city last week.
Mr. C C. Featherstone has recov
COvered from a slight indisposition.
Miss Pearl Sullivan has returned
from a visit to Tumbling Shoals.
Miss Lucy Ladshaw, of Pacolot, win)
has been visiting Miss Meta Sullivan
has roturned home.
Miss Nannie May Wright has re
turned from a visit to friends at Green
Dr. and Mrs. 13. II. Lucas arc visit
ing their sons, Capt. W. E. Lucas and
Mr. C. L. Lucas.
Don't forget that we have the besl
cotton market in the South. That fact
was established fully last soason
Main street is a lively boulevard in
lhe afternoons. The young- men witli
their fast horses make It gay.
Mr. N. R. Dial attended the meeting
of the state executive committee in Co
lumbia last week.
Tho city schools opened Monday with
a lino attendance. The out-look is for a
Mrs. Lldle Darlington delightfully
entertained the card club last Thurs
Mr. Henry T. .Jones and son Hugh
left Thursday last for their home near
Rome, Ga. Hugh will return.
Hon. R. W. Nichols bad the misfor
ture this week of having Iiis hand very
badly cut in a cotton gin.
J. Willie Jones, Jr.. came down from
Greenville Saturday and spent Sunday
with his father's family.
Miss Katharine Jones left Monday
for Eufaula, Ala , where she will as
sist her brother, Thos. F ., in College
Misses Bessie Barnett. Rosa Leo Bur
ton and Dorcas Calmes loft on yester
day for Rook Hill, where they will en
ter Winthrop College.
Prof. Joseph Holmen, state goologist
of North Carolina, is visiting in Lau
rens, his native heath. He is always a
welcome visitor here.
Mr. Walter S. Gray, of Woodruff,
was in the city Saturday. Mr. Gray
ought not to be a visitor here ? he
ought to live here.
The factory store will have its open
ing on the *2?tth and there will be a
magnificent display of merchandise.?
All tho ladies in tho county should be
The furniture factory is running
beautifully now and line suits arc being
rapidly turned out. President Wilke.->
has dono remarkably well in getting
this enterprise on its feet so quickly.
A report comes from Greenville that
twenty of the up-country cot ion mills,
spinners of coarse fabrics, will run on
snort time on account of the high price
of cotton and the low price of cloth.
Misses Meta Sullivan, Louise Rtehoy,
Bessie Todd, Emma Hudgens, Marie
gene and Llllotte Cainc and Willie
Jonos will leavo for Converse College
Representative Stevenson, of Che
re .v, a candidate for speaker and an
able man, was in the city last week.
He is a splendid man. but should retain
the leadership on the floor while the
speakorship goes to Weston.
Mrs. Dorcas Shell and Miss Gcna,
v?''1 leavo for Texas at an early day to
ma*e their home with Mrs. Shell's
eldest son. Mr. Thomas Downey will
occupy the house formerly occupied
by Mrs. Shell.
Mr. James H. Machen, of Princeton,
has been appointed after a competitive
examination to a scholarship in the
South Carolina College This scholar
ship is awarded by the alumni of the
Col. Wharton was in the city Satur
day. The vote of Charleston and Spar
tanburg elected Col. Wharton. Char
leston deservos well at his hands and
he should sco that a new union depot, is
built for tho town. The influence of
the Charleston Post had much to do
with his Charleston vote. And the
Spartanburg Herald, edited by Gar
llngton, a Laurens man did splendid
work for him in tho powerful empire of
Many relatives in Laurens are de
lighted at the election of Lewis Dor
rob, a son of tho late Dr. .lohn Dorroh,
to the house of representatives from
Greenvillo county. He is a youngster of
character, independence and unusual
ability. We recall an article or two
that ho wroto for tho Greenville Xews
sevoral years ago which manifested
this trait in a marked degree and wo
know that Greenvillo county has dono
well in olectlng him.
Miss Rosa Elmore, of Columbia, is
teaching in tho city schools for a few
weoks for the accommodation of her
friend, Miss Porrin Farrow, and is the
guest of Mrs. S. S. Farrow. Miss 131
more is ono of the best known and most
successful toachors In the Statt!. She
is a daughter of Senator Frank Elmore,
who succeeded Sonator John C. Cal
horn) and was tho distinguished presi
dent of tho state bank of South Caro
lina for many yours a financial institu
tion without peer in its day in I lie
United States. Senator Elmore was a
native of Laurens county Und was pro
bably the most distinguished citizen
that the county ever gave to the slate
Last Wednesday afternoon Jell' Tur
ner shot and killod Newton Irby in n
Held bolonging to Mr. J. W. Jones, in
the Somborn part, of tho city.
No body saw tho deed, but it is un
derstood that Turner after Bhootlng
frbj made an effort to conceal the
body. Turner then fled and is sti'l at
The quarrel is said tO have been over
tho right of Irby to cut grass on the
property, Turner claiming that he had
control ovor it. Tho verdict of the
coroner's jury was in accordance with
tho facts above statod. fixing the re
sponsibility for tho killing on Turner.
Evorj one ?'i tho 1,351,150 people In
s. ('. to-day 'our guess) should got
n TOOTH BRUSH from us.
It was so hard to find a good one thai
IVO havo had made for vis a lot
branded L. D. Co. and each one of
those wo guarantee to ho pood and
stay pood or your money given back.
Price 25 cents each. Try one.
The Laurens Drug Co.
'Phono 76 (ioods delivered.
1 will keep on hand a full supply of
Acid and Anunonaitod fertilizers for
the fall trade. Will also pay the high
est price for your cotton seed.
Sept. 10th 1000.?3t.
Those morninps are too warm and
you are in need of one of our Wickless
nine flame Stove.
S. M. .v E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Mr. .1. If. Garrison's place, <m Parley
Avenue, ('() of a mile from public
square, ahout 700 feet frontapc on far
ley Avenue. Good homo, well and im
provements, fine level hind, ideal
nlace for truck farming. Highest and
most healthy section of the city. Terms
.1. II. GARRISON,
Grav Court, S. C.
I will sell to the highost bidder on
salosday In Octobor next, one lot con
taining one and one-fourth acres in the
town of Laurons, fronting Harper and
Sullivan street, lying in front of Mrs.
R. M. Caine's.
Terms of sale -Cash. Will sell at
Sept. loth moo?3t.
Sett lenient of Estate.
The estate Ol W. C. Madden will he
sottled in the Probato office for Laurons
county and the Administrator will de
mand'his discharpo October 0th. 1000.
All persons having claims against the
estate will present to the undersigned
on or before that day dulv proven.
JOHN P. BOLT,
Sept. lsf, 1000 It
Don't throw them away he
cause they arc broken. Per
haps it will take but little money
to make them as good as new
If your watch docs not keep
time take it to
W. A. JOHNSON,
Laurons, S. C.
We will let to tho lowost bidder, tho
Building of a Bridge, at tho Stoddard
old mill forden September 1th., 1000.
R P. A PAIR,
Supervisor L. C
fXll 1900 *
A Dollar saved is ;i Dollar made, and there is no easier way for you to accomplish this than by buying your wants from vis.
We have over $30,000.00 in Dry Goods, Fin s, Capes, Jackets, Millinery, Notions, Shoes, Clothing and Gents1 Furnishings. Our line ol
is by odds the largest ever brought to this market and is composed of all the latest Silk and Woolen Fabrics, and we
will guarantee our prices to be as Low as the Lowest. In Furs, Capes and Jackets we have a liuc of the newest things
out?bought below the market value, and those who are interested in new Raps for Winter will save money by inspecting
our line before buying.
In this Department we have all the latest things in street hats, all the new shades, the new shapes, new trimmings in the
richest colors in Silks, Velvets and Fancy Feathers. All at the very Lowest Prices. Corsets, Underwear, etc., in nil grades from
the cheapest to the best.
fHi 119 ? 1-1'efHl IE? ftfrfllH/ is immense. We have Ladies and Children's shoes in all grades, and can
tJr vUr Ii "drUJIii 5? 1 \J ?\ give you the best $1.00 shoes on the Market. Inline have the
famous Zeigler Bros., and those who have worn them will bear us out that there are none better made?every pair warranted. We
sell the Bay State for men and hoys from brogans to the very best grades, and we want to impress upon you to gei our prices In lore
i#?&ft Hfc^r)A ^r uaVi> Pul m il complete line of
_ ^^^^?$J2&? *^ Ready-made Clothing in all grades.
We have all the nobby shapes and the new colors in men and boy's hats. We have the latest things in tics, shirts, suspenders, fancy
hosiery, and everything in an up-to-date Furnishing store. Our aim is to sell goods and in order to do this we have marked our
goods at right prices, and we will not be undersold.
Qli'M'ml * * Rant's * I
0? jo. m
* FIRST ANNUAL DISPLAY *
The Laurens County Agricultural and Mechanical Association
^g.TQ BE HELD AT ?k,
Laurens, S. C, October 4th and 5th 1900.
Exhibits of all kinds solicited, Good Half Mile Track and
Crrand Stand. Free Street Parades and Trade Display.
tf-SSF" Tho homes of Laurens will be open to entertain all who can come.
fWF" For Premium List and other information apply to Secretary, Box 12, Laurons, S. <'.
lias truthfully said,
"Earth's noblest Illing, a Woman Perfected.5
Now we do not propose to undertake this job, but WO intend to help them. Why should a woman have
to fret and worry over a Sowing Machine, and prick her linger with a needle every three minutes?
Mere is uirjere
We fyleai? to HELP
We have added an annex to our store which is Ninety foot long, and wo will till this wit h
Ladies Ready-to-Wear Garments ,._?^
Stiits, Skirts, WTajps, Waists,
and a full lino of Hosiery, Corsots, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Towels, Quilts and Underwoar. We hav
secured the sorvicos of a Lady who knows tho business and she will soon arrive from New York.
Laurens, S. C.
?: f on
$10.00 # [p
Jl i Purchases. # I
ONLY ,v_- .
Tho Oil and Fertilizer Co. will deliver pure Ico mado from
Artesian water as following rates:
4,000 Iba Book, 200 lbs u day, $10.00 2.*>cis
?2.000 lbs Book. 100 lbs a day, 0.00 30c1
l,ooo lbs Book, 60 lbs a day, 3.60?36cts
500 lbs Book, 25 lbs a day, 2.60?lOct
200 lbs Book, 10 lbs a day, 1.00 60c(
per Hundred, 50ctS per day
per Hundred, 30otS por day
per Hundred, 17$e. per day
por Hundred, lOotS per day
per Hundred, 5ots per day
fimW* Seoure coupon l>ook at once, as drivers aro not allowod to
deliver ico except for coupons.
Oil afjcl Fertilizer Co.
Laurous, S. C, May 7th, 1000.
Wo oiler our IMMKNSK STOCK <,i
Dry Goods, Notions,
Clothing, Hats and Shoes
at greatly reduced prices. Wo bought those Goods
boforo the recent heavy advance and can save you monvy
if you will only give us a trial, big, Stock of
at Rock Bottom Prices. We have something in tliiH lino that
will suit your appotito.
Laurens Mercantile Company?
The Plage?Todi> BUILDING?formerly Todd <St Hull's stand.