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LAUKENS, S. ('., DEC. U>, 11)00.
Senator Hanna spoke three hours en
the Ship Subsidy Hill.The Senator may
prove a Statesman as well as politician.
It would seem in bis case like the sur
vival of the littest among the repub
licans) as Mark out- iv s caricature,
lampoon and cartoon.
The Hay-Paunceforto troaty. 'it any
body knows what it island the Nicarau
Bill aro on all fours toge ther in the
Sonate, Siamese twins, and it would
seem must live and die tOgOther.
The I loose agl'CSS to take ;i rOOOSS oil
the 21st Inst., until after the holidays,
and tho Senate will agree Southern
gentlemen will COine home lo thei
nog, if the bens are on time. North rn
gent leinen are too nice and exquisite
for such indulgences
There is one grave suggestion for
South Carolinians House Chairman
of Census, Hopkins, introduced a re-ap
portionment Bill, by which South Caro
lina loses a Congressman. It is claimed
that Kentucky, Indiana. Mnlno, Ne
braska. ()bio and Virginia will likew lso
lose a member.
The Hay-Paunceforto troaty which
denies to I'ncle Sam the right to fortify
the proposed canal ha- been amended
till the authors won't know it and it
Uncle Sam constructs it be proposes to
be its master.
The Boors got In some good work
and beat the Itrltlsh in a skirmish down
in South Africa, .lohn Hull is losing in
prestige ami tho \uiorlcan Congross
takes on :; jingo hlull'. <>d Krugerls
in Holland and din d with the yom
Queen, K\'\ holml-ut, 1 ut thai was all.
He got no encouragement or substuo lal
town ds help for his people.
Ch ll'leston is doing her lovol best to
get an appropriation t h rough Congress,
with success in sight.
It has been a riddle lately what Bl'J an
would do as ho has four years to rest
It is announced that he will publish ill
his home, Lincoln, Nebraska, a weekly
paper, called The Commoner, devoted
tOthe planks of the Kansas city plat
form. It will go like hot cakes for the
RrBt year. After that-why the
deluge. Bryan goes down to Tallahas
see, Florida, early in January . > be
present at the Installation of his cousin,
Jennings, as Governor, and so ho will
enjoy one installation. After that the
new organ will sound from bis little
In far off China, the Boxers are ac
tive, but are usually beaten.
The German Parliament Is in session
and the Kaiser's expenditures In China
and scarcity of shekels give trouble.
The young emperor should rellect that
there are others in like plight.
The English Par'lamonl has gone
home tO spend Christmas. And thus
runs the world away.
Trial by Jury.
It was Invented nobody knows
when by our English ancestors when
mere barbarian*. Incase, of disputes
it is probable that it \mis fallen upon
to avo d violence and the apostolic
number, which they had heard of ten
centuries ago, naturally suggested it
self. Homicide eises nre frequently
discussed, and the verdicts of Juries
criticised, but in a criminal case a
verdict of acquittal settles all and
there Is no use to talk after the event.
It will still happen that often other
than the facts wib get into the minds
and hearts of jurors. Influence their de
? liberations and bias their Undings,
And yet after a thousand years of ex
perience no device has been found that
seems to have so linn a place in the
system of settling grave issi^ of fact,
as trial by Jury. Seventy-live years
sgo, during a political year, a Repub
lican politician in Massehusetts, killed
a Democratic youth, who was cham
pioning his fat tier's cause and the trial
excited as much interest as a na
tional elect 'nn.
liefere another Issue of The Adver
tiskr our great Southern Festival
will have greeted US. We pay "South
ern" because no other section of the
OOUntry, perhaps, gives itself so fully
and absolutely to re-union, good
fellowship, gaiety and gladness. Tin
Advertiser numbers its good read
ers throughout our good county, and
far out into other States where her sons
and daughters have strayed to Hud
happy homes. To all, to young and
old, to rich and poor, we send our
merrv Christmas and bespeak for
them happy tc-unions, light and eon
.Judge Henet on the mot ion of a large
number of the Spartanburg bar and
we believe at the Instant >. of tht
Grand Jury, heard a rule against a
lawyer at the recent term, charging
the lawyer with unprofessional eon
duct. There wore cloven specifications,
but only two were established?aiding
a prisoner to e-oap>\ and electioneer
ing; or drumming for bnsincrs. Judge
Benet suspended the Attorney for 0
months hut afterwards on a petition of
a number of lawyers the suspension
was made one month.
There is a clamor over the Stato that
the Congressional Districts be rear
ranged at the approoohlng session of
tho General Assembly, it will hardly
be done. There are. seven Congr -s
mon to p'ease and there is not tirr 'or
A half dozen ladles are candidat es for
State Librarian before the Legislature
at its ensuing session. No brute of a
man has dared enter the lists as yet.
Tho golden app'es were inscribed de
ter pulcherlmae ? to be given to the
most beautiful and tho fuss a not ended
A Night of Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the widow
of tho bravo General Burnham, of
MaChlaS, Me., whon the doctors said
she could not I'm till morning" writes
Mra. S. H. Lincoln, who attended her
that fearful night. "All thought she
must soon die from Pneumonia, but she
begged for Dr. King's Now Discovery,
saying It, bad more than once saved her
lifo, and cured hor of Consumption.
After three small doses she slept easily
all night and its further uso completely
cured her." This marvellous medicine
is guaranteed to cure all Throat, ('best
and Taing Diseases. Only 50 cents and
81.00. Trial bottles free at Lauren*
<5T Conio to the half-price Clothing
salo at Cotton MIlls Store?-10th to 2 ?t li.
BALL, HIM KINH & HALL,
Attornoya at Law,
Lauiiknr, South Carolina.
Wo practice In all stato and United
States Courts. Special attention given
Several town lots for salo. Sales of
lots on monthly installment* nego
W. W. Ball.
"The l'ooi- wc Have with Always."
A fow yoars ago a young friend of
TfiK A UVKHT1SKK took a rundown to
Florida on a business lour. At savan
nah ho im t u l lorldiau who told him
overcoats would boa bnrdou down In
Oeulu. Reaching that region ho found
no llrer, every inun, woman ami child
boing a real estate agent and otToring
orange, lemon, banauu, lim? and co
coanul hind- for sale. Hut tho ther
mometer took a run?down nearly to
zero, th Laurens boj hud his heels
frost bitt n ami the orungo tres-i in
? ivgloi hav'ni yet recovero-i Irons
t ho snap. Now, they call us th? "Sunny
South, hut we arc hll kicking and
quarrelling ut our coal bills. Sam
Wllkos, who lays In stoves by whole
trains call hardly supply tho demand.
Mut to the point. "As tho days begin to
lengthen the told begins to strength
on." Kemember the poor. Don't forget.
'I h" bank balance la.oti tho right side
with many ol us. Don't forgot them
in this rigid foason. A Utile -not a
grout deal,W il warm the humble COt
am! more, t e poor, humble occupant's
heart to tlio glvi ??, humanity, the
v? orld i hat ho lives in.
Cuba seems to puzzle as much as tho
conditions inChinn. 1 new Intornational
ende must be plov dod. The island is
not a state, u colonj <>i this govern
ment, u militarv SU rapp.t but a simon
I'fOsldelil .Mel\ine\ likowlso llnds
tho Filipinos a prob I oni of hard solu
tion. Llko tho unts thoy are a feeble
people, but about twonty groat men of
war and crulsoi'8, lifly thousand sol
diet'S and lift v millions dollars are re
quired annually to inututgo them. Mc
Kinley should tackle -nine bi^ Power
liko Spain and short wink could be
inado of ih job. Hul coino to think of
it, there is innre jobbery In a matter
'ike the I 'lllllpplnOS.
Free Ititral Delivery*
The lion stanyarno Wilson, Con
gressman from h's District, asks us to
oublish the f"i owing for tho ben dli *?f
all concerned In I.aureus, which wo do
w it Ii ph nrur There m o sevo al a< o
tioiisofth county wh'oh tho s stein
Id i i , ii ibh I"nl i ?' ow ? . and we
i'd i?. gl I if \ii ????? Kol ort Ala r
roii h , !>??. WoilV, l.;v is AberorOm
i , Co bor an y. .1. R. Holl tm> and
I. i,i ft do/.' n olh ra, would look after it
?.cd make the experiment!?Ed, Ad
\ KltTlSUK. j
? Fr. > Rural Delivery being no
longer an cxporlmcnt, I his Congress
will it I pro| riato 8oV? nl III! Hon ?Inilars
? r it- extension. About i very com
munity in the district can secure the
benellt of the i ervlec during the com
llg year, by making application there
fore. The course lo pursue is this:
Presen! a petition, aduresscd to tho
First Assistant Postmaster General,
signed by those who desire the ser
ve. This potiuon should be signed
only by heads of fsmilios and should
ir., ntlon the number In ach family. It
should fot forth the nature ?>f the
?? iiiutry whore the dellv rv i- doslrcd,
win tber (loosely or sparsely populated,
the principal avocations of the people,
tho character of tlio roads, and the
distance, which, under the existing
conditions, each patron has to travel
to reeelve his mail, and should be ac
companied, whenever possible, by a
rouvh map Indicating the route or
? Tl i ? petit Ion, when properly signed,
should bo senl to the representative in
c ngross, or lo one of tho senators,
w th a request that he endorse thereon
his recommendation of tho service
asked and forward the petition to tho
"Tho route should hi bi twoen 20 and
'J? miles in length, and servo not less
than loo liuni i -. Upon receipt of the
p lltion a socc-al agent will be de
lalloi by the department to visit tho
location, map out the route and select
CHRISTM AS TU EE.
Tho public generally aro cordially in
vited t i attend Ihe occasion of a Chr'nt
in s Tree, at Mt. I' ca*nnl Church, on
Chris! mis Day, i.t 2 o'cloc k p. m. The
' Utlg people, specially, are asked to
be present in Inivo i.uiuboia.
COMMITTK K .
The lineal of ovorcoats from $5.00 to
' 5.00 just received. It will pay you
sec them before buying as there are
? re bargains.
J. F.. M inter ?i Uro.
$10.00 suits to $5.00; $1550 anils for
$0.2"), Ml Cotton Mills Store?from Dec.
10 Ii n L'nli.
Don'i fail to go lo <> I).Simmons and
get one of the $1.25 1 dies street hats
al 75 cent-*.
You can get the lowost prices on
O. M. Simmons.
Tiimmi ?1 lid at ('".- , from 10th t >
j'.t ?, at Cotton Mills Store.
Christmas lloliddy fvcursion Rotes For
Tho Charleston & Western Car
olina Railway heg; t?> announce, I
that "ii account ol' Xmas Holidays
Hi y will sell round-trip tickets
From thoir sta! ions to any point in
Southern Territory, at ono-aud
ono-tliird fares. Tickets will be
? >n sale Dooember 22d to 25th, in
clusive; also Decombor 30th, Mai
and January 1st, with linal limit
January -it h, 1001.
To Students of Schools tilitl Col
logos, ii presentation of cortifi
cn I oh, tickets will bo so'd Decom
bor lsih to 21st, also with final
limit January 8th, 1901. For fur
Iher information, apply to Agents
W. j. CRAM,
Qon'l Pass. Agt., Augusta, Ga.
00 do/ o heavy cotton undorshlrtS to
go at only 25 cents. Sqg them.
.1. K. Minter & BrO,
Wan! s suit at hnlf-prico? Come to
c<>:t hi Mills Store next Monday.
I la rgal os in Cloaks, Capesand Furs
a". O. 1!. Simmons.
TO BXPX'U I ORS, A DM I NI STRATO RS
GUARDIANS, AND TRUSTEES.
Kxecutoic, Administrators, Guard
ians and Trustoos arc notlAod that the
time for mskiitit their annual returns
wi I begin on the llrst day of January
next and may govern themselves nc
O. (i. THOMPSON,
Ja P. U. C.
De.-. I, 1000.?4t.
My leave of the Probato Court lo>*
Laurens County, S. C., the undorsignod
gives notice that thoy will settlo at 10
a. m., January 17th, 1001, in tho Pro
bate ollicc lor said County, tho ostato
of tho lato John ban ford, deceased,
All persons having claims against
sale estate will present I hem m t?;o
ucdersignod, duly authenticated, on
or by thai day or thoy will barred At
tho same date, they will apply to tho
court for an order discharging thoin
from their trust as Executors,
J. w. Lanford,
Where We are At.
Tho census of this city us announced,
inakcB our population 4,020. Of course
we think that there is some mistake.
But this was to be expected. Wo had
guessed at 1,500. As it Is, we have a
gain of 7? per cent, in the last dc- -do.
Greenwood, Newberry and Union all
lead us. <)f cities under 20,000 wo are
15th. After Charleston, Columbia has
21,108, Greenville 11,100, Spartan
burg 11.300, Anderson, Union, Hook
llill and Suinter passing tho 5,000
mark. The comparison may still bo
unfavorable to us as our corporate
limits are extended U miles, radiating
from the Court House. We can do
better next time if our young men do
A good line of ready made Clothing
and men's underwear cheap.
dorroh & reden,
Gray Court, s. C.
Storage Charges on Package Freight.
Commencing January 1st, 1900.
All package freight not removed by
owners from the custody of the Rail
way Company within forty-eight
hours, not including Sundays or legal
holidays, computed from 10:00 a. m.
of the date following the date of legal
notice of arrival, shall be subject to a
charge for storage each day or fraction
of a day that such consignments may
remain in custody of the Railroad
Company of 1 cent per 100 pounds
per day, with minimum charge of s
cents for one package or lot for one
consignee, but not more than $i 00
per day for any consignment nol in
excess of a car ioad.
.). R. NOLAN, Agent.
Papa, mamma or the baby fitted from
head to foot at small cost by Davis,
Roper & Co.
Cold Steel or Death.
"There is but one smaM chance to
save your life and that is through an
operation," was tho awful pro*pect sei
before Mrs I B. Hunt, of I.hue RtdgO,
Wis.. by her doctor after vainly trying
tc euro her of a frightful case of stom
ach trouble and yellow jaundice. He
didn't count on the marvellous power
Of Electric Hitters to cure Stomach and
Liver troubles, but she heard of it,
took peven bottles, was wholly cured,
avoided bUI'gi on's knife, now weighs
more ami feels better than ever. It's
positively guaranteed to cure Stomach,
Liver and Kidney troubles and never
disappoints. Price 50 cents at Lau
rens Drug Co.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES.
On account of the Christmas Holidays
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad will sell
round-trip tickets at rate of one and one
third lir.si elassfare lor round trip. Tick
els will be sold to all points east of the
Mississippi nr.<\ Houth of the Ohio and
Potomac River, ii.cluding Washington,
D.O. Tickets on sale December 22d,
23d, 24th, 25th, UOth and Hist, 1900,
and January 1st, 1901, final limit Janu
ary 1th, 1901. These tickets may be
sold to students of schools and colleges on
December 15th to 21st, 1900, inclusive
with final limit January 8th. 1901, upon
presentation of certificate signed by the
Superintendents, Principals or Presi
H. M. EMERSON,
General Passenger Agent.
The regular annual mooting of the
share-holdors of tho National Bank of
Laurens, S. C, for the election of
eight directors, to serve for tho twelvo
months next ensuing, will bo held at
the banking lions \ at 12 m. on Tues
day, tho eighth day of January 1001 .
JNO. A Barksdamc,
Dee. 5th HH)0?5t,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons having claims
against the estate of the late Katie
L. Whiteford will present them to
the undersigned, duly authenti
cated on or by tho 15th of Jan
uary, 1901, noxt or bo forever
John C. Roedor,
g.mW For framing pictures uso Passe
Partout. Somothlng new.
For Every Need,
stationery need, we moan, wo stand
at. attention ? perhaps readiness
would be tho bettor word. We aro
always ready to supply school or
business stationery essentials for
child and adult, floclal correspond
once, roecivos its mood of care and
thought, and box letter paper and
envelopos will delight your wife,
dnughtor, sister, sweot-hoart.
Wo carry tho latest shades. Call
Pal motto Drug Co.
?.W We have tho slnglo rolls and
out-flts No. 1 and 2.
Dr. Rolfe E. Hughes,
OIlicoB?Todd Building, Phone 76; nnd
Cotton Mills Store. Phono 109.
Specially proparod. for Examin
ing aud Treating diseases of Kye,
Rar, Throat arid Nose.
The Auditor's Otlieo will be open
from the i-t day of January to tlie 20th
day of Kcbrury 1001, tO receive re
turns of Personal property for taxation
l q I .aurena (lounty.
for the convenience Of taxpayers,
the Auditor will attend the fo'l >\ving
nanu d places to receive return.-, for
sanl year, to wit:
Jacks Township, Dr. F, M. Setzler's,
Ja- i iiy 7, from It) a. 111. to "J p. m.
Jacks Township, Ronno, January v,
from 10 a in to 2 p. in.
II inter Township, Clinton, January
0, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. Ill,
Hunter Township, Besiueuce of
Duek Young, January 10, from 10 a. in.
to '1 p. 111.
Gross LI ill Township, Spring Orove,
January II, from 10 a. m to "2 p. in.
('ross llill Township Cross Hill,
January 12, from 10 a. in. to 2p in.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 14, from 10 a. in. to l! p m.
Waterloo Township, Bkom, January
15, from lo a. m. to 2 p. in.
Waterloo Township, Mt. (ja'lagher,
January Hi, from 10 a m. to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Brewer ton, Jan
uary IT, from It. a. m. to 2. p. m.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Jan
uary IS, from !l a. in. to 12 in
Sullivan Township,Tutnbliug Shoals.
January 18, from I p in, to I p. in.
Dial Township. Aimer llaob's, Jan
uarv lb, from 0 a. m. to 12 in.
Dial Township. 1). I). Harris," Jan
uary 21, from It) a. III. to 1 p. in.
Dial Township, V. A. White's, Jan
uarv 22, from 10 a. in. to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Cook's Store,
January 23 from 111 a. m to 2 p in.
Young's Township, Young's store
January 21, from 10a. m. to 2 p. m.
Young's Township, Pleasant Mound,
January 2">, from !? a. m. to 12 m,
Young's Township. Lanford Station,
January 25, from 2 to I p. in.
Souflletown Township, Tylersvlllc,
January 20, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
It will save much t ime to taxpayers,
also greatly faclltato the work of the
A-x 8<or, if over) p rson b foro leav
ing home will mako out n complete
li.-.t of every item of personal property
in the fo lowing order: Horses, cattle,
m iles, sheep and g. als. hogs, watches
organs and pianos, buggies wagons
and carriages, dogs, merchandise, ma
chinery and engines, moneys, notes
aid accounts above indebtedness, and
all other property Including house
It is always required that the An li
torget the lirst given name of tho tax
payer in full.
Under the head of place of residence
on tax return, give tho township.
All malo citizens between the ages
of twenty-one and sixty years, on the
1st of January, except those who are
Incapable of earning a support from
being maimed, or from other causes,
ai-'j deemed taxable polls (Confederate
And all tax-payers are required to
giye the number of their school dis
After the 20th day of February next
fifty per cent, penalty will be attached
for failures to make returns.
In every community there are per
rons who cannot read or that do not
taken newspaper. Those more fortu
nate may do such pei'SOUS a great favor
by telling them ol the time to inttko
returns or by ret Urning for them.
The assessing and collecting taxes
is done in the same year, and we have
to aggregate the number and value of
all horses, mules, cattle and other
piecos of personal property, as well as
the acres of land, lots and buildings
and their value that there are. in this
county, and have the same on tile in
the Comptroller General's ofilce by the
:ioth of June of each year, and from
that time to the lirst day of October
the Auditor's and Treasurer's dupli
cate have to be completed and an ab
stract of the work in the Comptroller
General's office by that time, which
will show at a glance that the Auditor
has no time to take returns, or any
thing else much, between the 1st day
of October, but work on tho books and
the blanks. We hope, therefore, that
all taxpayers will make their returns
W. L. FERGUSON,
Dec. 5th, 1000.?tf.
The County Treasurer's Books
w'll bo open for the col loot ion of
State, County and Commutation
Road Taxes for fiscal yoar 1900 at
the Treasurer's office from Octo
ber 15th to Deeember 31st, 1000.
All persona owing property or
paying taxes for others in more
than one Township aro requested
to call for receipts in each Town
ship in which they live. This is
important as additional cost and
p?naliv may not bo attached,??
prompt attention will bo given
thoso who wish to pay their taxes
through the mail by chocks,
money orders, otc. Don't, forget
to stamp chocks. Persons send
ing in lists of names to bo taken
off are urged to send in early as
the Treasurer is very busy during
tho month of December.
Tax Levy is as follows:
For State purposes, - ? - 5 mills
For Constitutional School
Tax, .... 3 mills
For Ordinary County Tax, 2\ mills
For Interest on Railroad
Bpnds, - - - }\ mills
For past indebtedness, - - \ mill
Extal County and State, - 14 mills
Fxtra Tax for Laurens City
Gnded School, - )\ mills
Extra Tax Fountain Inn
Special Scho ol, - 4 mills
Extra Waterloo Special
School, - - - 2 mills
Cross Hill Special School, - - 3 mills
For Sullivan Township 1 mill extra
for Attorneys feo on Railroad, making
a total tor th Township 15 mills.
All able-bodied male citizens bo
tweon the ages of 21 and 00 years aro
liable to pay i? poll lax of $1.00, except
old soldier ? ,v no are exempt at ?p years
of age. Commutation Road Tax $1.60
In lieu of working tho public roads to
be paid at tho time as stated above.
(ionio early and avoid the rush. It Is
said there will bo no extension this
Laurens, 8. C, Sept. 27,1000-t f.
Teachers nnd Scholars of Laurens
Wishing to save you money, as well
as to supply you with tho latest books,
we havo put In stock Johnson's Road
ors, Loo's Histories, Ginu's Arithme
tics and Prey's Goographies. Glad to
have you oail.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Sacrificing Profits, Slaughtering Prices, Bookless Merchandis
ing, Extravagant Reductions, Murdoring Competition?Nothing Kx
agerates the statement that the
LAUHENS COTTON MILLS STORE
in selling Moil's Colored Suits und Hoys' (throo pioco) Colored Suits
all in Winter woights, at HALF PRICK, beginning Monday December
10th until Tuesday Dooembor 25th at 9 o'clock, p. in., will be tho
time-limit of this sale,
Tho seeing of tho Suits und tho application of tho price will
oonvinco in loss time than it takos to road this advertisement?
l^ttirciis Cotton Mills Store
D. H. WADSWORTH. Manager.
We have just reoeived the handsomest lino of Overcoats over
shown in Laurons. Wo have them in all tho latest stylos, and best
materials. Wo can save you from $1.00 to $2.50 ou every Overcoat.
at $ 6.00
at $ 8.00
You cannot alVord to let this opportunity pass to got a fine
Overcoat at a low prico. Wo will take pleasure in showing thorn to
J. K. Minter & Bro.
Laurous, S. 0., Dec. 4, 1900.
Are You Interested?
W G WI LSON & CO
Will Offer this Week
50 pairs heavy 1 1-4 white Blankets at $1.50 a pair.
100 dozen children's heavy small rib black Hose [Man
ufacturers seconds I slightly imperfect, worth 15 els.
at 10 cents a pair.
75 dozen ladies black hose sold anywhere at 15 cents
this week here at 10 cents.
25 dozen ladies heavy white ribbed fleeced Undervcsts
at 50 cents a pair.
Misses white and gray Union Suits?all sizes.
One lot Outing cloths, the 10 cents quality, at 8<\ cents
See these goods whether yon buy here or elsewhere. One
Price to ALL at
W. (J. WILSON & CO.
Laurons, S. C, Sept 18, 1900.
During the Holidays
you will want the whitest
and oloanost of linen. Our
Laundry work is exceptional
in quality, faithfully well
done and delivered with
promptitude. Pleaso let us
hnvo your order.
Wo clean and press suits
hotter than any other plueo
in the city.
LAIJKENS LAUNDRY CO.
Hollol No. 60.
A NEW LA? FIRM,
The undorsignod have this day en?
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attond to all business on
trusted to thoin.
H. y. Simpson,
K. A. Cooper.
k % [? :1 ?
f\ *c> I . ? '-' ? ?
I W ? I'M
The Entering Wedge
To your consideration is gon
orally the cost,though cost should
always bo relative to valuo to boa
fair tost. The lumber wo soil may
not, always ho the oheapeetiu price,
but it's always cheapest in the
long run, hooausn wo give the best
value. Thoroughly kiln-dried,pro
perly sawed and planed, you'll
And it "matches" woll, and will
1)0 a life-long source of satisfac
R.H.Hudgens & son. i
w. b! kniuiit,
Attorney at Law.
W Will practice in all the Stato and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
business Intrusted to him
Ofllce up-stairs. Simmons' Huildlng.
A life-aizo Portrait of yourself or any member of your
family FREE with $25.00 in trado.
Many havo alroady availed themselves of thin raro
offer. Why don't you? Sample portraits may bo seen
in our windows.
r^ou) is THE Tiirje
to Bocuro some of tho raro End of the Season Bargains
we aro offering in every department. Lot of Men's me
dium and cheap hats go at COST. Special Bargains m
Millinery. Ladies' and Children's Bhoee at prices that
ploaso. Come and see us. Wo won't compel you to
buy---but our prices will.
* THE HUB
Undor Ben-Delia Ho tel
1 will close out all my Millinery, Notions, oto.,
from now until January the 1st. Come early
and soo how cheap this line stock is going.
So cheap it will pay you to buy whether you
need the GoodB just now or not.
MRS. J. O. ADAMS.
" Direct to tho Consumer from the Distiller.-ir^*
MW Information and price-list sont upon application. Address
II. Clarke & Sons,
Statcsvillo, N. C.
RaiseYourOwn Breai and Compete tor a Valuable Prize
The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company
Best Wheat Crop Made in the State.
For particulars apply to the Company at Charleston, or any
of its authorized agents in the State.
Competitors must register their names not later than Decem
ber ist, 1900. Three prizes offered:
A REAPER AND BINDER,
A WHEAT DRILL.
TWO TONS STANDARD AMMONIATRD FERTILIZER.
KENNEDY BROS. &
ho Undertaking business at tho old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at tho
THE OLD FIRM
A oontinuanoo of the generous patronago hitherto extended roa
pectfully solioited. KENNEDY BROS., Laureus, S.C