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LAI Kl VS. S. C, JAN. :t0, 1901.
The pestiferous elections are now
over and our Legislators arc knuckling
down to their work like little men and
arc not wti8tir.g rauch time In Idle
talk. Tillmnn had to bo elected over
again, forty Senators and one hundred
and twenty-four members of the House,
blundered by electing him a week
ahead of the legal time. They aro ex
cusable on the plea that dobiter some
times nods, much less mere mortals.
Citi/.eti Ashley, of Anderson, is evol
Utlng into a leader of the House, ard it?
a tub* ho CUI ries Ins "pint" and ' wins
oir. ' whenever lie talks Ills engl is h
as she Is ".-poke" by the Citizen is pot
always the most grammatical, but
every educated person knows that
C'OOD OUgllsll is much more to the
purpose, the homespun, strong vernacu
lar, being much more in accord with
authoritative accepted usage. By this
rhetorical rulo the Immortal shake
peare has not been expurgated from
our standard literature and his noble
english, like Cupid, for three centu
ries has "ruled the court, the c.inip.
the grove." And here is thophilosophy
of his commanding tho House when
ever be takes the ll or.
Mr. McGowan's bills to validate Lau
rens K. K. bonds, Kvidenee as to town
Ordinances, and his Hill (an important
one) to authorize towns, cities and
count ies, etc , to r fund indebtedness
by tho issue of new bonds are likely to
In the House a bill to put a tax on
dog's bonds was killed by u scratch,
which will be good news for I'onto.
There is a hard light over a B'll to
give tho dispensary profus almost en
tirely to the counties and towns that
maintain dispensaries, whereas now 10
per cent, of prolits go to the State and
thence to counties for school purposes.
Several counties do not want the i
quor but bitterly contend for the money
made out of the trafllc. It looks like it
The Hill about Factory children un
der 12 years of age is having a hard
road to travel.
There is a broad tire Hill pulling
over the way and encountering holes
and sbUUl) 8
Senator Goodwin's Hill requiring
separate returns of property partly in
county and partly in incorporated
towns passed the Senate and we third'
will pass the House. Ills resolution,
however to increase the jurisdiction of
Magistrates, with the view to enlarge
tho penalty tor violation of contracts,
did not fare so well and went over
bond. The committee bad ieported
Mr. < looper's nmendmont to the con
oealcd weapon law b id an unfavorable
committee report ami will scarcely
survive the shock.
Mr. Cooper hftS a bill to divido coun
ties In'.O three sections and each sec
tion to elect a county commissioner, as
Other Officers are elected.
A stout debate turned on a Hill to
make mills responslbl ? in damages for
injuries to operatives caused by the
carol< ssiiess of "fellow servants." It
was properly knocked on the head. A
railway company is so bold, because it
is practicable to find export "ser
vants" and employees for trains; not so
in a mill with hundreds of employees.
Cooper has a Hill to give I.aureus
four terms of Court annually?wo now
have three. This is probably a delega
tion Bill, and if so will pass, if it can bo
so arranged as not to conflict with other
Courts in thu Circuit, It will save the
county Jail fee-.
A proposition to repeal the lien law
was snowed under.
The House unanimously passed a re
solution recommending the "example"
of Victoria to ''succeeding generations
in all lands " The resolution, nodoubt,
will have weight, and "git thar,"as
the "Citizen" of Anderson, would say
McGowan has;. ;\i!l to "incorporate
tho board of visitors of tho Thornwoll
An "Entomological" Hill passed the
Hons". It creates a Hoard to look after
bugs. t Birds would do better If en
A Hill is pending to Increase Pension
appropriations from $100,000 to $16C,
000. ft will probably pass as then-'ire
thousands of helpless widows and old
Soldiers in the State.
The School Superintendent bill came
to u vote in the House; since the above
and was killed, McGowan und Nichols
against, Cooper for tho measure. The
News ami Courier reports McGowan
and Cooper as follows:
Mr McGowan, of Laurons, said his
county had i college man for superin
tendent Wh it bis county wanted was
more money and not more supervision'
Mil. CQOPEIt'S STRONG SPEECH,
Mr. Robert A. Cooper, of Laurens: I
do not think we can get a worse sys
tem than we have. now. I am willing
to risk a change in our school system,
especially when the change comes en
dorsed and recommended by the head
of the system in tho State. You
who oppose the change because
it takes the election out of the hands
of people, why not follow your ar
gumont to its legitimate conclusion
and domand for the people the right
to elect the president of tho South
Carolina College and the president of
Clemson, and the superintendent of
every graded school in tho State?Your
county superintendent ought to be
compe'ent to instruct and advise tho
teachers in the county, if ho is not
competent for this I fail to sec the ne
cessity of this ollico at all.
Your trustees of your local schools
aro appointed by your county board
and a majority of that board is ap
pointed by the Stato board, which is
appointed by the Governor. I would
like to know, therefore, what voico
tho people now have in the employ
ment of teachers whom tho trustees
employ or with the appointments of
any of these boards."
The Charleston Exposition appro
priation of $50,000 passed the Senate.
Thoro were six negative votes, among
Cooper's concealed weapon Bill passed
A Bill pissed the Home exempting
graduates of the South Carolina Medi
oal College from examination before
practicing. All wrong. Whoever
heard of a student failing to get a
diploma? The Col lego don't mako the
man. It is a piece of assurance to as
sume that a student graduated from a
College in this State is better llttod
than one from another State. If the
Renate find any gciy matter In the
head of the Bill whe.i it roaches that
august body it should hit it hard.
A day for adjournment has not been
fixed, linder the constitution pay $1.00
oan only bo drawn for 10 days, and no
more. Count, therefore, from tho Hth
of January,and see "svhero you are at."
Our Kpui'tanburg neighbors, the Her
ald and Journal, sooni to stagger a bit
over tho so lety nomenclaturo of that
city. "Logomachy" has taken bold
on tho town as a fashionable fad, while
our neighbors ludst on writing it
"Laaomaky" and "Sagomaky." They
should look up their Greek, in the
meanvhllo in tackling tho two we
would elect to meet ono at a time?
In the monarchy of Hritain. on the
death of a sovereign, the tir-t stop is
for i ho " l vi. \ council" of the Govern
ment to point out the successor to the
('I'OWll, and formally to make proclama
tion of the fact and with the adminis
tration of tho oath of olllco tho title is
complete. This was the course in early
days whon Rohoboam was rejected and
tho order went forth?"to your tents O
Israel" all potentates, princes and rul
ers to this day e'aiming descent from
David, and to rule by divine right. Ac
cording to national customs and the
laws of decency) William McKinley, of
the White House, on tho death of vie
toria, promptly sent his message of con
dolence, but blundered grievously in
addressing Albert Edward, Prince of
Wales, ami heir apparent, as King,
when ho bad not. as vet boon proclaimed.
This has been criticised in England
and America, lint tin* blunder is strik
ingly excusable. Your Alexanders,
Caosars, Napoleons and Jacktons are
not supposed to know and regard any
of these diminutive points of etiquette,
ami to leave such small matters to the
small men and dilettanti who surround
overy royal court. President McKinley
should have loft the thing to ono of his
Secretaries. Sir Joseph Addison who
formed the English language as now
spoken and written was Secretary of
state when ono of the Kings died and
a proclamation bad to be written.?
While ho was searching out nice and
dainty English to word it elegantly one
of the under Secretaries wrote It and
shoved it under his nose for his signa
ture and the groat seal of Stato. Tho
President was not badly out, therefore,
in addressing Wales, who was already
"Thane of CJ lands" and beyond perad
venture "King to bo (in the neari hero
after." At some future time the coro
nation tak' s place with vast ceremony
and pomp, tho Governments of the
earth usually being represented by
rulers in person or by delegates duly
appointed, In England tho coronation
ceremonies are held in the chapel,
Westminster Abbey. But Edward
VII is a plain, practical, common sense
[Englishman, and unless badly advised
will have everything very simple and
inexpensive, and without the parade
usually attending such functions.
Wales was proclaimed King of Groat
Hritain and Ireland and Emperor of
India on Thursday last under tho title
of Edward 7th. All the grand ceremo
nial of ancient mediaeval times and un
exampled splendor was observed, as
the procession moved through the
mighty city heralded by trumpets of
brass. But the accession of a new King
is like a thousand other human events,
a nine days wonder, and then tho old
rut, and the world takes its pace to jog
or rush on as occasion may demand.
Within the last ten days Senatorial
elections have occurred in various
States, but the complexion Of the up
per house of ('ongress will not bo ma
terially altered with the coming of the
?Hb of March. The great battle will be
fought over Ilanna's ship subsidy in
famy?a scheme to give to rich ship
owners 120 millions in twonty years.
Tho Army Bill giving to the Presi
dent tho power at his discretion to keep
the army at the Imperial figure of a
hundred thousand passed, four Demo
crats voting for the measure, 'Morgan,
of Alabama, Lindsey, of Kentucky,
Mel.aurin, of "the grand old State of
South Carolina" and Sulllivan, of Mis
A lire in Montreal destroyed three
millions of property.
A Yankee corporation are workinr
asphalt mines down in Venezuela and
their greed Is about to got this govern
ment into a war with that country.?
However when tho scrap is over wo
will have a bigger supply of Colonels
and more evidence of the loyalty of tho
South to the old Hag.
The School (hicstloii.
Educational questions constantly bob
up in this State. At the present mo
ment thoro is pending in the Legisla
ture a plan under the recommendation
of State Superintendent MeMahan to
choose County Superintendent other
wise than by election of the people.We
have not fully looked into the matter, in
fact life is short at best, and we are not
willing to take risks to attenuate it fur
ther, and therefore advise for the pres
ent io let the present, plan rest. Wo
have ( ntire confidence in the energy
and very superior ability of Superin
tendent MeMahan, and may read up
and change our minds when the days
W. J. Hryan's great paper, ' The
Commoner" appeared on tho 2M as
announced. These are tho opening
words ol hn Salutatory addressed to
hundreds of thousands of readers:
"Webster defines a commoner as
"one of tho common people." The
name has boen selected for this paper
-because Tho Commoner will endeavor
to aid the common people in the pro
tection of their rights, the advance
ments of their interests and tho rea
l zation of their aspirations."
The Advertiser clubs with "The
Commoner" and both papers may be
had at $1.75 for a year in advance.
It, is gratifying and encouraging to
find tho intellectual young men of
South Carolina developing into active
and thorough-going business mon.
Mr, Charles H. Uonry, of Spartan
burg, Editor and Manager of the Daily
Journal and also of tho Free Lance,
both ably conducted and prosperous,
was in the city on Wednesday last and
called at The Advertiser's olllco. He
Is also proprietor of the Pair, a splendid
establishment in Laurons, abreast of
tho times and tho demands of many
customers, and to this too Mr. Henry
gives careful and intelligent attention.
A Fright Hil 111 under
Will often eauso ti horrible Burn,
Sea Id, Cut or Bruise. Bucklon's
Arnica oitlve, I he best in the world
will kill the pain and promtly
heal it. (/tires Old Soros, Pover
Boron, Ulcer**, Boils, Felons, Corns,
Best Pile cure on eirtb. Only 25
COUiS. Sold by Laurt ns Drug Co.
Subscribe for THB ADVERTISER and
Tho Cultivator toother, a dollar and a
Just think of it. You can getan all
wool mattress for $!).f>0 at S. M & E.
H. Wilkes. You should havo one of
Cold Steel or Death.
? "There but one small chance
to stave your Hfo and (h it is through
an operation," was tho awful pros
pect set before Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of
Limn Ridge, Wis.. by bor doctor
after try ing to euro her of a fright
ful e iso of stomach trouble und yel?
low j mud Co. He didn't count on
the urtrv Hons power of Electric
Bitters to euro Stomach and Liver
troubles, but she heard of it, took
seven bottles, was wholly cured*
avoided surgeon's knife, now
weighs moro and fools hotter lha.i
ever. IPs positively guaranteed
to euro Liver and Kidney troubles
and never disappoints. Prico /if)
ecu's at Laurons Drug Co.
Bargains in Cloak*, Capos and Furs
at O. B. Simmons.
Do not saad off for hooks, new or 2nd
hand, hut eomo to us.
Palmetto Drug Co.
The Touchers' Meeting.
The County TeaoheiS* Association
will hohl their regular monthly meet
ing in the Court House at II o'clock,
Saturday, February LOO I. The fol
lowing is the programme:
Lereon in fractions?conducted by J.
A. Madden, from 11 to L1.40.
Lesson in Denominate numbers?con
ducttd by B. K. Aycock, from 11.40 to
Miscellaneous business, from 12.20 to
All Touchers are urged to bo
present on this occasion.
.j. B. VVatkins,
\V. P. OULBERTSON,
Only $1.75 uud you got The adver
tiser and Bryan's great paper, The
Commoner, for*a whole year.
A Monster Bovil Fish
Destroying Its victim is a type
of Constipation, The power of this
murderous malady is felt on organs
und nerves and muscles and brain.
There's no health till its overcome.
But Dr. King's New Lifo Pills are
a safe and certain cure, Best In the
world for Stomach, Liver, Kidney,
and Bowels-. Only 25 cents at Lau
I runs Drug Co.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OP LAU BENS,
THE City OF LAURBNS, j
An Ordinance respecting the health of
the City of Laurens and to compel
vaccination of the Inhabitantsof said
City and thereby prevent as lar as
possible the encroachment of that
loathsome and much dreaded disease
small-pox, which is said to exist at
present in towns and cities near by:
I He it ordained by the Hoard of
Health of the City of Laurens in the
County and State aforesaid, that every
person over the ago' of fourteen years
within the corporate limits of The City
of Laurens shall vaccinate or cause
him or herself to be vaccinated on or
before the 10th day of February 1001,
and every person over the age of four
teen years within the City of Laurens,
who has tho custody, care and control
of any child under the age of fourteen
yoars shall vaccinate or cause such
child to be vaccinated on o- by the 10th
of February lOOl; Provided that this
ordinance shall not apply te persons
who have heretofore be* n Successfully
vaccinated, and provided further that it
shall not apply to persons whose lives
or limbs would, in the opinion of a ro
putahle Physician, be endangered by
the inoculation of vaccine matter.
II: That persons within the corpor
ate limits of said t ity. who arc finan
cially unable to pay for vaccination,
shall appear before the (Merk of tho
City Council, Or on before the 28th day
of January 1001, and make an affidavit
setting forth his or her name, age, oc
cupation, place of residence, Ills or her
inability to pay for vaccination, where
upon the said Clerk shall issue an or
der directed to the City Physician, re
questing the saiil Physician to vacoin
ule such person, and such person shall
present said order and hi forthwith
Vacoinated by sa;d Physician.
[Hi Any person found guilty of the
provisions of this ordinance shall be
lined in a sum not less than five dol
lars, nor more than one hundred dol
lars, or be imprison d for a period of
not less than live, nor more than thirty
days, with or without the imposition of
work upon the streets and other public
works of the said city.
Done and ratified by the said Board
of Health, this 24 h day of Jan. IDOL
J. T. poole,
S M. Wir.kks,
YY. L. Boy i),
m. h. Fowler,
R. E. Humus,
Approved by tho City Council of
( ?'? j lb* (.'ity of Laurens, and the
-j SEAL [- seal of "the said City here'o
( ? ? J affixed this 24th day of Jan
W. R. RICHEY,
L. G. Halm:, Clerk and Treasurer.
TO BE BAB OX LONG TIME and
easy terms. Secured by Mortgago on
Improved Farms. Apply to?
C. D. BARKSDALE,
Laurons, S. C.
Tho undersigned has completed a
cotton seed planter that will turn down
anything of tho kind that has boon put
on the market. This planter is the re
sult of many years study. I have been
connected with the planter business for
twenty-five years and feel satisfied that
the machine that I now propose build
ing is as near complete as possible,
short, compact and durable. The plant
ing psrt can easily he detached from
plows. You then havo a good harrow
or covering plow, all Iron, that a mule
cannot break Can be examined on
square by any ono interested in a good
I). F. Dalkntink,
Lanrons, S. C.
Did it Ever Occur to
YOU how easily a mistake
could be made? There
fore to keep you from
making a mistake, bring
us your prescription. We
and Chemicals, filling it
as written by the Doctcr.
with our prices you can
hind no fault.
Dear Docker :?Remember we
can save you money if you will
give us a trial.
Palmetto Drug Co.
CJULTJU'JUU JL'CL'fULL'U J J J J 'A J Jli J
g The Mont ?
In the County.
Vote for tho girl you like host g
-j in tho county to receive the q
? now on exhibition at S. M. & K.jg
^ H. Wilkes. g
The Advertisem will givo to tiie
young lady in Lauretta county getting
the greatest number of votes the rock?
ing-ohair now on exhibition at Wilkes'
Store. The contest will close on the
afternoon of May 28th and the result
will bo announced in tho paper of Wed
nesday, May 29th.
At tho top of the column appears* a
printed ballot with a blank space in
which tho name of the girl you wish to
vote for may be written in ink or pen
Clip this ballot and bund it or send
It to The Advertiser office by mail.
Any person may vote as many id the.-..'
ballots as ho chooses and persons liv
ing out of the county may vote, but tho
young ladies voted for must be resi
dents of the county. Thi*docH not ex
clude girls who are temporarily absent
at school. The ballotscan be saved and
voted altogether or each week as it
suits the voter.
Title advertisek prints euch week
about Mfty papers which are for sale
and are not soul to subscribers. These
papers may bo bought for (Ivo cents
oach now as heretofore, but no or
ders for extra papers outside of
those will bo received. Therefore tho
voting will be practically confined to
regular subsorihors and tho person
who subscribes now will have that
many more opportunities to vote. No
one in any way connected with THE
advertiser will be allowed to vote.
Each week tho nunios of tho young
ladies voted for and the number of votes
will be published. It will bo a good
idoa to begin your voting next weok.
tup; voting t:ONTF.st?3d week!
Miss Allino Miller,.4')
" Kosa Fuller, . I
" Laura Vance,. 7
" Anuio Copeland,. -
" Lydio Miller,. I
" U-ssio Brown,. I
" Laura Wright. 1
" Blanch Fuller,. '.'
" II. .J. Lanoy,. 1
" Ij'illotto Caine. 2
" Louise Rlchey,. I
" Eva Knight, .M
" Xinnie Curry,. I
" Ulaudia Copoland,.'J
" Mamie Suo Whurton,.. ?
" Lutie Joues,.1
" Maggie Idliard,. 1
" Maggie Harksdale, .... 1
" Margie Sullivan,.18
'? Dora Coker,. .'!
" Jessie Mill. :i
" Lula Royce, . :t
" Pearl Sullivan,. 1
" Emma Hud gens,. !1
" Maiiio Kern,. ??
" Bettle Bramlett,.II
" Lila Hurt,. 1
Wo have sold lots of overcoats, but
we have a few left and t> keen from
carrying them over wo will sell them
at way down prices.
Davis, Roper & Co.
You Might as Well
I have the best laundry work
? ?it tost no more than se
* cond or third rate work, and
M yon save the wear and tear
T of your linen. It's possible
j yon don't know which lann
j, dry does the best work, Ii
I yon will let us have your
x bundle next week we will
t convince you. We will lake
A pleasure in calling for and
^ delivering your work. You
: will like our method of
j cleaning that soiled suit. We
don't charge much cither.
LAURENS LAUNDRY (JO.
300 E. Main St
Hollo! No. 00.
Real Estate in and Near
the City of Laurens.
House and one-half Aero lot. on Main
Stroot, One-half mile from public
square. House has sovon rooms.
House and Fifty Aeros, on Main
Street, one mile From public square.
Houso has sovon rooms. Will sell as a
wboioorin lot*. On tnis property thero
are Bix lots of about two acres each,
fronting on Main Stroot, ranging in
price from $lf>0.00 to ?500.00
Cottage and one half Aero lot, and
ten ono-half Aero vacant lots on Bast
Main and Holmes Stroots, and C. n. ft
L. r. r , near Cotton Mills.
Small lot on Main Stroot, West of
and adjoining Chlldross' stables.
Ono Hundred and Sixty Acres with
front op Main Stroot ono milo from
Ono Hundred and Sixty-six Acres on
Oroonvillo road partly within City
Four Hundred Aeros at. Lisbon, Lau
rens County, set in bermuda grass and
will make a flno Stock Farm.
Simpson & cooper,
A i I on my i. at Law,
Laurens, S. 0#
Ml. (. V LI, \ (. II I.W.
Par na ore have uo.'iimcuccd sow*
lug oats and from ttppcnrutictsthere
will bo ji huge crop .-own.
Mr. J. P. Jones isou the sick list
al Ulis wriliug. We hope lie w li ho
Mrs. H. L. Henderson is still on
(lie sick list. We hope to soon hear
of her eon valet-nee.
Oapt. A. A. King is visiting his
son-in-law, Mr. John Fowler, of
Mr. J. T. Daniel has moved into
his new house.
Mr. J. C. Mnbry will soon be
ready to start his new machinery.
There was a sociable over on the
Pen L?dge side one night this week.
Ail report a nice lime.
Miss Maud Mtibry will leave in
the n?ur future to take charge of
her music ehiss at Pel/.er. We wish
her much success.
Miss Janio Jones, of this place,
is spending i\\ bile with her sister,
Mrs. P. A. McBwaln, of your city.
Tlie school at this place is pro
gressing nicely under the manage
ment of Prof. W. 10. Washington,
Among other articles of par
ticular interest ure "Some Recol
lections of John Wilkos Booth" by
Clara Morris, and "Unsolved Pro
blems of Chemistry," by Professor
Ira Reinsen, P. L. D., of .lohn
Hopkins University, Tho fiction of
this number is especially good,
among the authors being Rudyard
Kipling, Sarah Orne Jewett, Rob
ert Barr and Edwin Ijofevre. Il
lustrations are contributed by Kon
yon Cox, I'M win Lord Weeks,
Lock wood K'pMiii?, I'd m und J.
Sullivan and i Iber?, The s. S. Mc
SHE WAS PI ;. l V. ITH HiM.
Ann? ?titly Or. 1 :? : i, . So .
. a Di g '? ' > ???>?*. '
Two women i: early p:i? of iit*
i..^t century lived in Virginia. They
wete noted foi their e< m nou sense,
und untnj >f their sprightly snylngs
arc quoted and enjoyed lo Ibis day.
Tl y weie holh Methodists, and their
bouse was .?? plneo of resort for the
clergy (f that ilenominutlon. Of one
of Ihe wouien, known as Aunt Sally,
the following mory In told:
She h nl .. IdueU -ilk dress which slie
was ticcusioined lo slip on when she
attended church. H seems that once,
while conference was being held near
her house, a Methodist minister who
had enjoyed her hospitality and was
saying goodby ventured to remon
strate against her use of costly ap
"Well. Aunt Sally," snld he. "you
have been very kind to mo and my
wife during our stay nt your house,
and wo appreciate your kindness. We
shall never forgol It. Put, my dear
Bister, before parting with you 1 must
8n.\ that it has troubled my wife and
myself very much to see you a dev
otee to the fashion of the world. 1
notice with pain that you wear your
silk dress .-very day to church, con
trary to the rules of our oriler, and 1
hope that heron ft r you will refrain
from such a display of worldly mind
odne.-s. I also hope yon will pardon
me for calling your attention to it."
"My dear brother," said Aunt Sally.
"I did not know that my plain black
silk was troubling anybody. It hangs
up there l>< hind the door, and as it
m i lls no washing it is always ready to
Blip on when company comes or when
1 go to church, and I And It very
"Put, my dear brother, ainco you
have been plain with me I must be
plain with you. Since you and your
wife have been staying her?? I and my
cook have sonu days hud to stay at
home and lie absent from church be
cause we were doing up the white
dresses of your wife that ehe might
look well at the conference. Pnrdon
me for explaining, and when you and
your wife come this way cull again.M?
Two WnjM of TollInK It,
Once upon a time a king in his sleep
dreamed that all of Ids teeth fell out
before bim, ?nie by one.
He summoned a soothsayer nnd nak
ed him to interpret the dream.
Toe soothsayer said, "O king, the
meaning of thy dream Is that thy fam
ily and relatives shall die In thy pres
ence, one by one, till all are gone."
The king was very angry nt Hint nnd
Bent the soothsayer at once to prison.
Then he sent for another soothsayer
and again asked for an Interpretation
of the dream.
Tho soothsayer made answer, "O
king, the interpretation of thy dreiun
is that thy family and relatives shall
die, one by one. and thou thyself f halt
outlive them all."
With this answer tl>> king showed
approval nmi commanded that a pres
ent be given to the interpreter, und
that lie should be sent home with
honor.?"Persian Tales" In Century.
Vote in THE ADVERTISER'S voting
T.ko notice that on tho 20th day of
Fob nary, lud. we will render a IP nl
account of our acts ami doings as Ex
ecutors of tho ostato of T. P. B?yant
dooeasod, in theofllce of the Judge of
Pro'ale for Laurensat II o'clock A. M.
and on the sann? day wi 1 apply for u
final discharge from my trust as such
All persons having demands against
said estate will please present them on
or before that day proven and authenti
cated, or be forever barred.
S. B. BRYANT,
Jan. 22, 1001?4t.
The Dear People!
One car <>f Vine white, strong,
(>n0 car of No. 1 and 2 Shingles,
have today arrived and roady
for sale. Call to soe and get
what you noed and coinmenco
the Now Year with tho best of
A Night of Terror.
"Awful anxioty wan felt for tho
widow of the brave General Burn
ham, of ftlachlas, Mc, when tin
doctors said she could not live tili
morning," writes Mr?. H. II. Lin
coln, who attended her that fearful
night. "All thought she must 8000
(Ho from Pneumonia,but she begged
for Dr. King's New Discovery, say
ing it bad more than onoo saved
hor life, and cured her of Consump
tion. After three small doses she
easily slept all night, and its fur
ther ".(o completely cured her."
This i arvellous medicine is guar
anteed lO cure all Throat, Chest
ami Lung Disease. Only 50 cents
and $1.00. Trial hot tie free at Lau-,
rons Drug Co.
The Auditor's Office will be open
from tho 1st day of January to do 20th
day of Fcbrury 1001, to receive ro
turusof Personal property for taxation
For the convenience Of taxpayers,
the Auditor will attond tho following
named places to receive returns for
saul year, to wit:
.lacks Township, Dr. F. M. Setzler's,
January 7, from 10 a. 111. to 2 p. m.
.lacks Township, Heimo, January s,
from 10 a m to 2 p? m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, January
j 0, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Hunter Township, Residence of
Duck Young, January 10, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grovo,
January 11, from 10 a. m to 2 p. in.
Cross Hill Town h p Cross Hill,
January 12, from 10 a. in. to 2p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 14, from lo a. in. to 2 p. in,
Waterloo Township, Ekom, January
15, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Waterloo Township. Mt. Gallagher,
January 10, from 10 a m. to 2 p. m.
Sullivan Township, Brewcrton, Jan
uary 17, from 10 a. m. to 2. p. m.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Jan
uary 18, from 0 a. m. o 12 in.
Sullivan Townsh'p.Tuinbllug Shoals,
January Is, from 1 p 111. to 4 p. m.
Dial Township. A oner Bubb's, Jan
uary 10, from 0 a. in. to 12 111.
Dial Township. D. D, Harris,'Jan
uary 21, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. in.
Dial Township, V. A. White's, Jan
uary 22, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Young's Township, Cook's Store,
January 23, from 10 a. m to 2 p. in,
Young's Township, Young's Store,
January 24. from 10a. in. to 2 p, ra.
Young's Towusnip, Pleasant Mound,
January 2f>, from !? a. m. to 12 tn.
Young's Township, Lanford StutioD,
January 25, from 2 to 4 p. in.
Sctlffletown Township, Tylersvillc,
January 20, from 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
It will save much time to taxpayers,
also greatly facilitate the work of the
Assessor, if every person before leav
ing home will make out a complete
lint of every item of personal property
In the following Of der: Horses, cattle,
mules, sheep and goats, hogs, watches,
organs and pianos, buggies, wagons
and carriages, dogs, merchandise, ma
chi .cry and engines, moneys, notes
acd accounts above indebtedness, and
all other property including house
It is always required that the Audi
tor net tho first given name of tho tax
payer in full.
Under the head of place of residence
on tax return, give the township.
\ll male citizens between the ages
of twenty-one and sixty years, on the
1st of January, except those who arc
incapable of earning a support from
being maimed, or from other causes,
are deemed taxable polls (Confederate
veti rans excepted.
And all tax-payers arc required to
give the number of their school dis
After tho 20th day of February next
fifty per cent, penalty will bo attached
for failures to make returns.
in every community there arc per
rons who cannot read or that do not
take a newspaper. Those more fortu
nate may do such persons a great favor
by telling them ol the time to make
returns or by returning for them,
I he assessing and collecting taxes
is done in the same year, and wo have
to aggregate the number and value of
all horses, mules, cattle and other
pieces of personal property, as well as
the acres of land, lotB and buildings
and their value that there are in this
county, and have the same on (ilo in
the Comptroller General's office by the
.'10th of June of each year, and from
that time to the first day of October
the Auditor's and Treasurer's dupli
cate have to bo completed and an ab
stract of the work in the Comptroller
General's office by that time, which
will show at a glance that tho Auditor
has no lime 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. fHli, 1000.? tf.
Houses and Lots and Farms for sale
Tenants placed and Rents Collected,
KENNEDY & GOGGANS,
Real Estate Agents,
South side Public Square.
Laurons, S. C, Jan. 3, 1901?dm.
The Entering; Wedge
To your consideration is gen
erally the cost, t hough cost, should
always be relative to value to be a
fair inst. Tho lumber we sell may
not always l?o the cheapest in price,
but it's always oheapest in the
long run, because we givo tho best
valuo. Thoroughly kiln-dried,pro?
perly sawed and planed, you'll
find it. "matches" well, and will
bo a life-long source of satisfac
R.H.Hudgens & Son.
The time is opportune for buying, Bleached
Muslins, Nainsooks, Embroideries, Etc. \ou_
will economize both time end Cash buying-;
these goods now, and doing a great part of
Spring sewing before the rush of Spring
Tl?i*>k of Oixf Store
it means Money saved, to trade with us.
Laurents Cotton Mills Store.
D. H. W ADSYv ORTH, Managsr.
Everything in Winter Underwear must go. In order to
move it quick we oiler
Some Trade Temptations:
Ladies' heavy ileeced Union Suits at 48 cts., worth 65 cents.
u lighter weights " " at 25 cts., worth 40 cents.
" heavy Ileeced Vests *' at 4.3 cts., worth 60 cents.
Misses Union Suits .at 20 cts., worth 30 cents.
Children's Vests at 9 cts and 13 cts., worth 15c and 20 cents.
Men's Undershirts at 39c and 48 cts., worth 51c and 60 cents.
Boys' Undershirts.at 19 cts., worth 25 cents.
Call and see us, will be pleased to show you these goods
whether you buy or not.
-* THE HUB
Under Ben-Delia Hotel
Direct from Distiller to Consumer ^
Saving Middlemen's Profits. Writo for Prices.
J. H. WOOL LEY,
CHERRY VILLE, N. C.
Are You IntereDted?
Will Offer this Week
50 pairs heavy 11-4 white Blankets at $1.50 a pair.
100 dozen children's heavy small rib black Hose [Man
ufacturers seconds] slightly imperfect, worth 15 cts.
at 10 cents a pair.
75 dozen ladies black hose sold anywhere at 15 cents
this week here at 10 cents.
25 dozen ladies heavy white ribbed Ileeced Undervests
at 50 cents a pair.
Misses white and gray U nion Suits?all sizes.
One lot Outing cloths, the 10 cents quality, at 8$ cents
See these goods whether you buy here or elsewhere. One
Price to ALL at
Laurons, S. C, Sopt 18, 1900.
W. O. WILSON A CO.
We have just reooivsd the handsomest line of Ovorooats over
shown in Laurens. We have them in all tho latest styles, and best
materials. Wo can save you from $1.00 to $2.50 on ovory Overooat.
at $ 5.00
at $ 8.00
You cannot afford to let this opportunity pass to roc a fin*
Overcoat at a low prioo. We will take ploasure iu show tu? t hem to
J. E. Winter & Bro.