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Reflections on the Now Century.
It wan not my good fortune to
night, 31-t of Decembi r, 1900 to ?n
joy the pleasure of a night-watch
service, such :?s you city folks ob
serve in ringing out tho old and
ringing in tho new. Hojust now, 20
to 12, I have decided to pen you a
few reflections that iiavo been re
volving in my mind while sitting
and watching all alone the hours
und minutes as they slowly glided
through the lingers of the expiring
century. 1 say I am alone, be
cause tho children got sleepy and
slid off to bed with the request that
I awake them about midnight. My
wife being of a more practical than
sentimental turn of mind preferred
to bo left to take hers out in sleep
and to ltd old father time runs his
own affairs. She didn't like to be
broken of her rest and bothered
every time an old century took a
notion to turn over the fortunes
and calamities of earth to the keep
ing of a new one. Then who eoiled
herself in bed so snugly an to say,
"If I undertake to bother with
every century that happens to loose
its hold on time to watch it deliver
its spoils into the l.tp of its succes
sor, I may In, always Watching and
worrying and breaking my rest
with these sentimental night
watches.*' I thought it night be so
and did not insist, v mce, I have
been toughing It out for about four
hours by myself. While sitting in
front of a blazing oak wood lire I
have kept myself awake by the
Spice of variety In reading matter.
I would read awhile from that won
derful hook, "George M?ller"?
how he built and maintained tlve
Orphanges accommodating more
than two thousand children without
asking a single contribution from
any human being. Nor did ho al
low any one else to ask. lie com
mitted all into the hands of God.
It's 8 good book; get it and rend it.
Then I would road about the Clay
ton-Bulwor treaty and the liay
Pauneeforte treaty, Nicaragua
treaty and tho Panama troaty and
got good waked up so as I could
read Cleveland on Democracy and
the "rank ami llle" and Bryan In
tho "Commoner" and I foil the
present old century, if it had (lone
no more, had contributed abund
antly to the spice of life by way ol
variety in literature.
But to return. The time is about
up. The last few minutes of the
19th century are fast ebbing out.
Now! 12,midnight, 1900-1901! Now!
Tho clock bus just tolled out the
century Just finished and n century
Just begun. These epochs of tluao
are suggestive of things and
thoughts pr?gnant with history and
prophecy. They carry with them
sentiments at once solemn and
glad. We are led to re-count the
blessings of the past, the achieve
ments and the failures, the tears
and toils, the triumphs, the joys.
Our vision is pitched Into the
dizzy, unknown future teeming
with apprehensions and hopes and
fears all balanced on the narrow
pivot of time dividing the two cen
turies represented in the figures
Head this and you won't regret it.
No 14, Oak Wardrobe with two doors
and two drawers. Largo siz^ $!>,.">().
8. M. & I',. II. Wilkes.
Only $1.75 and you get The Adver
tiser and Bryan's great paper, Tho
Commoner, for a whole year.
Just think of it. You can get an all
wool mattress for $11.50 at 8. M & E.
H. Wilkes. You should have one of
Don't fail to go to O. B.Simmons and
got one of the $1.25 ladies street hats
at 75 cents.
We always head. If you need the
new school books we keep them in
Palmotto Drug Co.
Bargains in Cloak0, Capes and Furs
at O. B. Simmons.
State of South Caroina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
The City of Laurens,
AN ORDINANCE TO DIVIDE THE
CITY OF LAURENS INTO SIX
WARDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR
ONE ALDERMAN TO BE ELECT
ED HEREAFTER FROM EACH
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY
COUNCIL OF LAURENS OF THE
CITY OF LAURENS:?
sec 1: That tho City of Laurens be
and the same hereby is divided into six
wards as follows:
Ward 1 shall Include all that portion
of Tho City of Laurons, situate, lying
and being West of Little River and
East of Church Street between Main
Street, and Laurens Street and North
Ward 2 shall include all that portion
of the City of Laurens, situate, lying
and being North of Laurons Street be
tween Church Stroct and North liar
Ward 3 shall Include a'l that portion
OftbeCity of laurens, situa'e, lying
and being Fast of L'ttle River between
Fast Main Street and North Harper
Ward 1 shall include all that portion
Of the City of Laurens, situate, lying
and being South of Main Street, and i
Fast of South Harper treet and haxon
Ward 5 shall include! till that porL'on
of tho City of Laurens, situate, lying
and being South of Main Streot, and
West of South Harper Street and Saxon
Ward? shall includo all that portion
' of the City of Laurons, situate, lying
and being North of Main Streot and
West of Church Street
SEQ. 2: That from and after the sec
ond Tuosday in March 1901 each Ward
shall bo ontitlod In one Aldorman as a
member of the City Council of Laurens
to he elected by the qualified doctors of
the respect ivo wards and no person shall
be olected as Aldo, man from any ward
who has not boon a resident of suoh
ward twelve months immodlatoly pro
CSdlng tho day of his election
SEC. 3: That from and after the pas
sago of this ordinance In all elections
for Mayor of tho City of Laureofl tho
person othorwise qualified, receiving
the highest number of legal votes enst
in all the wards shall bo declared tho
Done and ratified by the City Coun
i ? j ell of Laurons of Tho City of
] ska I. > Laurens, at The City of Lau
( ? ) rens, and tho corporate seal
of said City afllxod horoto this 2nd day
of January 1901, in tho year of our Lord
one thousand nine hundrod and one,
and in the one hundred and tsvonty
fifth yosr of the Sovereignty and Inde
pendence of tho United Htatos of
W. R. RICHLY,
L.G. Balle, Clerk of City Council.
Death of Miss Mary YYInn.
Miss Mary M. Winn died at Cedar
Springs, where she had boen the house
keeper for a number of years, on last
Thursday. The ho ly was brought to
Laurens ami interred at tho Chestnut
KldKo cemetery on Friday. Mr. N. F.
Walker, President of the Cedar Springs
Institute and other friends, accompan
ied the body. Miss Winn was a half
sister of Mr. It. 1.. Pottor. formerly of
this city and had a large connection in
Ibis county. [lev. Melvin Kelly, of
Greenville, conducted the funeral ser
Wanted?Two young men from each
township to solicit' subscribers for the
Advertiser from the 20th of January
to 1st of April . One young man is
already looking after the interests of
the paper in Dial's township. Wo want
two men to work for the paper from
Waterloo, two in Hunters two in .lacks,
two in Laurens, etc. Whon you are in
town come to tnlsoQlce and lind out the
terms, which will be liberal. It Is a
good way for boys to make somo money
during the dull season.
A CA KD.
Dear Advertiser: From your In
cipioncy you have been more than a
we'eomo visitor to my house ami I
can't see how I could get along except
for your weekly visits.
I now beg for space to thank you and
the people of I.aurcn9 specially for the
liberal and kindly support they have
givou me in the past and particularly
in thi? recent primary. The vote cast for
mo was indeed complimentary for which
I am and trust will ever be grateful. I
now retire from public oOice with the
host wishes for my 3UCC68! >r and tho
public service. Bespeaking for all a
boppy new year, I remain.
M. h. Ferguson,
In Young's Township on Christmas
Hay, a young red-bone hound, black
hack and yellow legs, belonging to W.
M.Powell. A reward of $1.00 will be
given to any person returning the dog
Or" giving positive information as to
where he is. Address Mr. W. M. Powell,
l aurous, at Rev. James Allen Martin's,
Card of Thanks.
Dkar Advertiser: ? Please allow
mo a small space in your columns as I
go out of the Sunervisor's office, and
retire to private life to thank the peo
ple of Laurens County for tho liberal
support that they always gave me.?
And I, also, want to thank the people
all over the county for the kind and
hospitable manner' that they have
always treated me whon on official bus
iness over the county. 1 am proud to
say that I havo many, many friends
in the county.
Since I have been Supervisor, I have
endeavored to do my duty to the very
best of my ability, if 1 have made mis
takes it was an error of tho head and
not of the the heart. I go out of tho
ollice with a clean heart and a clear
conscience. With many thanks to my
lt. P ADAIR,
Clinton, S. C, Jan . 2, 1901.
A Lire and Death Fight.
Mr. W. A. Hines, of Manchester, la.,
writing of his almost miraculous es
cape from death says: "Exposure after
measles induced serious lung trouble,
which ended in Consumption. I had
frequent hemorrhages and coughed
night and day. All my do-tors said I
must p'oon die, Then' I begun to use
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, which completely cured me.
I would not be without it oven if it cost
$.1.00 a bottle. Hundreds havo used it
on my recommendation and and all say
it never fails to cure Throat, Chest and
Lung troubles " Regular sizes 50 cts.
and $100. Trial bottles freo at Lau
rens Drug Co.
You can get the lowest prices c
O. B. Simmons.
Do not send off for books, now or 2nd
hand, but come to us.
Palmetto Drug Co.
i The Most
? Popular Girl
g In the County.
Voto for tho girl you liko best
in tho countv to receive tho
now on exhibition at S.M. & E.8
a H. Wilkes. o
THE AnvF.KTiSF.u will give to the
young lady in l.aurens county getting
the greatest number of votes the rock
ing-chair now on exhibition at Wilkes'
store. The contest will close on the
afternoon of May 'JHth and the result
will lie. announced in the paper Of Wed
nesday, May 29th.
At the top of the column appears a
printed ballot with a b'ank space in
which the name of tho girl vou wish to
vote for may bo writton in ink or pon
Clip this ballot and hand it or send
it to the Advertiser office by mail.
Any person may vote as many of those
bal'ots as he chooses and persons liv
ing out of the county may vote, but the
young ladies voted for must be resi
dents of the county. This does not ox
elude girls who pro temporarily absent
at scho I. The ballotsean bo savod and
vot.d altogether or each week as it
suits tho voter.
The Advertiser prints each woek
about llfty papers which are for sale
and are not sent to snb-cribers. Theso
papers may bo bought for live conts
each t ow as her. tofoiv but no or
der*, for extra paptru outsulo of
these Wib be. received. Theroforo tho
voting will be practically conlined to
regular subscribers ami tho person
who subscribes now will have that
many moro opportunities to voto. No
one In any way connected with The
ADVERTISER will he allowed to vote.
Each week tho names of tho young
ladies votod for and the number of votes
will bo published. It will bo a good
idea to begin your voting next week.
Comes from Dr. I). H. Cargilo, of
Washita, I. T. He writes: Four bot
tles of Electric Bitters has cured Mrs.
Brewer of scrofula, which had caused
lief great suffering for yoars. Terrible
soros would break out on her hi ad and
faee and tho best doctors could givo no
help, but her- cure is coinploto and hor
health is oxcolh nt " This shows what
thousands have proved,-that Bleetrio
Bitters Is tho best blood purifier known.
It's tho supremo remedy for eozoma,
tettor, salt rheum, Ulcers, boils and
running sores. It stimulates liver,
kidneys and Imwels, expels poisons,
holps digestion, builds up the strength.
Only 60 cents. Sold by i.aurens Drug
NOTICE. -The 11 rm of A. A. Madden
?fc Co., Is this day, tho 10th day Decem
ber, ltKH), dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts contractod from this date for
ward I am not responsible for.
A. A. Madden, M. D.
AND BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
Miss Robbie Sharp is visiting rela
tives in the <-ity.
Mr. Thomas Downey has accepted a
position with Mr. o. fj. Simmons
Miss Lonti Elliott is visiting Mrs.
Allen Fleming, of Augusta.
Mr. N. B. Dial has returned from a
business trip to Atlanta.
Mr. Claudo Babb has returned from
a visit to Georgetown.
Mr. Robert Jones, of BabbtOWD, is
clerking for Mr. R. P. Milam.
Mr. Hughes, of Cook's Store, is clerk
ing for Mr. M. H. Fowler.
Miss Cora Holroyu Is visiting rela
tives In Atlanta.
Mrs. X. J. Holmes and Mrs. J, X.
Wright snent last Friday in the city.
Miss Mary Simpson is visiting rela
tives at Jacksonville, Flu.
MissJonuie MeCuw, of Greenville, is
visiting Mrs. J. H. Sullivan.
Judge R. C. Watts spont Sunday In
Mrs. Emma Richardson is visiting
Mrs. J.T. L?ngsten, in Walhalla.
Miss Bailie Watkins returned to Ash
ville last Friday.
Miss Louise Riehey returned lo Con
verse College on Monday.
Miss Claudia Washington has re
turned from Pro werten whero she
spent tho holidays with relatives.
Mr. John Hunter, a loading citizen
of Ranter's township, was in town Fri
Missos Alma and Emmie flicks, of
Groonville, are tho guests of the Misses
Mrs. M. E Babb and Mr. Clifford
Babb left last week for a visit to rela
tives in Mississippi.
Mr. Earnest Huff has accepted the
position of book-keeper at Simmons'
Dr. J. G. Mock roturned to his homo
at Woodvllle, Greenville county last
Miss Jenive Leo ?dartin, of Cross
Hill, is visiting Miss Corrinne Martin,
at tho Ben-Delia Hotel.
Subscribe for Tut; ADVERTISER so
that you can vote for your best girl in
Tut: Advertiser's voting contest.
Mr. Frank Connor, tho bright young
son of Dr. P. B. Connor, is studying at
the Cokesbury Utting school.
Misses Beatrico Miller and Vaughn
Gritton have roturned from a visit to
Misses Annio Gilkor.son and Ella Ro
land have roturned to tho Female Col
lego at Columbia.
Mr. Manton Frierson has returned
from a visit to Mr. L. G. Friorson, of
Cadets Earle Wilson, Charlie Webb,
Marvin Franks ami Cordell Wright re
turned to Clemson last week.
Rov. B. J. Woodward attended a
mooting of tho Baptist State Mission
Board at Greenville last week.
Mr. G. C. Johnson, of Timinonsville,
was tho guost last week of Mr. W. A.
Mr. John B. Brooks, a leading busi
ness man of tho city, leaves this week
for New York.
Court convenes for this county first
Monday in February, Judge J. C.
Klugh will preside.
Col. J. D. M. Shaw, with his usual
enterprise is building a telephone line
to his homo six miles from this city to
connect with tho system in this city.
Mr. J. W. Jones, Jr., Agent of C
W. C. Railroad at Greonville spout
Sunday and Monday in tho city visit
ing his father, Mr. J. W. Jones and
Col. G. S. McCravy has boon appoint
ed a Dispensary Inspector. It is a nice
plum of $1,500.00 and expenses, and we
congratulate tho out-going shorilT upon
catching on his foot.
Hon. G. P. Smith, who holds a re
sponsible position at tho Laurons cot
ton mill store has moved his very at
tractive family from Hrowerton to Lau
Tako a look at. the rocking-chair at
Wilkes' store, which will bo given to
the young lady getting the most votes
in The Advertiser's contest for the
most popular girl In the county.
The Advertiser had a letter from
Mr. S. W. Edwards, formerly of this
county, on yestorday. Mr. Edwards
was a soldior In the Cuban war and is
now an orderly for General Wood, the
military governor of Cuba.
There was quite tho usual Salesday
crowd on hand Monday Xo public
sales. Auctioneer Munro'a sonorous
voico could bo hoard knocking down a
"Jersey" or a thoroughbred mule of
last years' experience. The crowd wn
orderly and our wide awake police had
on easy time.
Gon. E W. Molse, of Sumter, arrived
in tho city at noon yesterday and spoke
in tho aftornoon in tho intorest of the
Charleston Exposition, in which tho
whole stato is interested, it was two
late for tho ADVERTISER to print a
report of the meeting.
One of the most attractive of the new
ca'endsrs Is gotton out by| the Laurons
Laundry Company and is being given
by tho Company to tholr patrons. Tho
Laurons Stoam Laundry has been in
operation a year and Is ono of tho most
successful ontorprlses in tho city. It
has succeeded by doing first-class work.
Mr. T. K. Hudgons is too elllccnt mana
The following Were installed by Lau
rens Lodge, number l.'l, Knights of
Pythias, on Mondav ovoning to servo
during 1001: J. S. Machen, C. C; M. L.
Nash, V. C ; W. B. Sloan, prelate; J.
II. Peterson, M of W ; J. B. Brooks,
K. of R. and S.; C . E. Gray, M. of F.;
J, P. Tolbert, M. of F.; C, M. babb,
mastor-at-arms; J. Mills Hunter, 1. G.;
J. Lee L?ngsten, O. G.
Latest from Columbia.
Stevenson is elected Speaker of tho
Houso. and Hamor, Clerk.
Another Veteran Gone*
Mr R.C Smith, a veteran and gal
lant soldier of tho Lost Cause, died on
tho 1th lnst., at his home, Cross Hill.
B. F. Roper, Esq.
'1 his young uentloman and bright
young lawyer, wo regret indeed has re
moved to Texas, whero ho will pursue
his profession. Good ability,industrious
habits.nnd tho hlghestcharactor enpurc
him success and an honorable career
wherever ho may finally settle.
All the leading perfumes.
Soaps in great variety.
Powders for every purpose.
Denttficcs, combs, brushes.
Salves for lips and hands.
Ulycerlne and Rose Water.
Red Flax Cough Cure.
Hot water bottles.
Plain, fancy, assorted,
Quality thk ohject,
Low Prices an incident.
The Laiirens Drug Co.
'Phono 76 Good* delivered.
During the Holidays
you will want tho whitost
and cleanest of linen. Our
Laundry work is exceptional
in quality, faithfully woll
dono and dolivorod with
promptitude. Please let us
havo your ordor.
Wo clean and prens suits
hotter than any othor place
in tho city.
LAIJRENS LAUNDRY CO.
Hollol No. 60.
BIG BARGAINS IN?
?e MILLINERY. ?*?
A chance forevery Lady to get a Hat.
$1.00 and $1.25 Street Hats all colors, at 75 cents.
(TJf* Don't wait until they are all picked over but come early and take advantage of the otler.
Peace or) Eaftr),
^icjrrt Prices to fill.
IReady for Cijrlstfrjas
You'll enjoy giving at our prices, and what you give will bo worthy,
if you buy from us. Talk is easy but we have the Goods to show for
our statements and we know a few things loo. Wc can save any pur
chaser, of Clothing, Shoes or Dry Goods, money on these lines. From
now until Christmas we intend to sell the Goods. If quality and price
counts we will win.
Some straight Shots.
Thorn aro SIioob, and there are
Boys knee suits in heavyishoe8j But you win only fiud the
weights from 09 cents up. Men'stbest Shoes in our store.
suits in ovory imaginable color? WE GIVE
and style from $'2.aS up. s . ...
J i . ... . ivou shoes without pasteboard or
Overcoats that will keep you*
warm at small price.
)8crap leather in them at the same
?price you pay for trash.
1Dty Goods.* Ut^derulear.
In this department we have no
gold dollars going at 4o cents, uor|
Dross Goods worth $1.50 a yard
for I9 oents per yard. RUT we
|aro selling Dry Goods oheapor than
you evor bougjit them before.
Men's, Ladies' Children's
at small prico for high quality
material. Ask for our (leecfl
lined Hiiits at <|N cents.
^r:^ Ginghams, Percales, Homespuns, Calicos, Flannels, a saving whether you want a < T
1S/LXHJJE1 OR -A. YARD.
Wc never fail to please those who want the best.
of White Enamel and Aluminum finish marks the culmination of
Range makers art.
Jtzst lylaf Tied Folks
??, of HIGH
will find it always pays to buy the best. We are sure the best jp>;
is just good enough for them. When we say the best, we always irt V^V.<rV<. &fft83D|g)
i cier to 1.**:::::!riX?J5?
Buck's Stoves and Ranges
that purchased now will last to cook the feast of the
A] (Freight Pah
Laurens, S. C.
/JUT* Information and price-list sont upon application. Address? ?
II. Clarke & Sons,
Statesville, N. 0.
the Undertaking bvunnefls at tho old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at tho
? ?LOWEST PRICES.
A continuance of tho gonoroufl patronage hitherto extended re3
pectfully iolioited. KENNEDY BROS., LaorouB, S.O