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"Cidams' Opening on Saturday
i weather ? 1 ' Monday und
I *Xn liiere v ? ' ' ? nU>h l,,?M''
tlrirv liruot iful >>i course and
litc*! departure. 1110 Silks and
"wdrrtS !UV!l,n ' ,ov'?V1,--s
iVelsoii Min Vrmstrongaud Miss
jj^i, ?arksdalo are assisting Mrs.
riief llugbca foiiLd ISonnlo Maddox,
iirtirjoij, and a small colored boy
?jj$nartanbiirg on Ibo s-ivots Sat
( ": f ,';ll',,',-'d tho boy
SS'with biui and managed to get
[oca th? Sunday's tram. 'I ho boy
uMfergot a chance toskoduddlo and
tide a Kddl rush fee the Augusta road.
forleyQsrlioglon, colorod, lost his
weiDtbUeb> by an accidental Uro,
'jj-w, ay evening, the 2Gth ult. He
C|ib($iof lus furniture and house
E| Stuff. Tho house was insured for
tatfaild Its value $500.00. Me is an
jr'duitrit'Us roan and the loss falls hard
foe Wednesday Aft* rnoon Club have
?elected Mrs. J. 0. C. Fleming and
Ki$.U.K. Alken to represent them
it tbe Stato Federation of Women's
(Ms,which meets at Croonville next
?ODtbi Mr*. Foatherat ne, who is
President of thi Wednesday Club and
Auditor for the State Federation, will
lls)attend tho Convention in Ore n
flllft The Laurons olub will bo ropre
jerted by three of its brightest and
post cultivated members.
The Schuberts gavo a splendid cote
?KMonday night, but tho rain kept
nioyaway and tho library did hot beu
fit 50 largely as was hoped for. The
Opera Houso was kindly tendered the
tidies of tho library association free of
net for the occasion by the city couu
c I and Mr. Lutbor McCord also aided
tlem very materially by lending 01.0
><bi$ best piano?.
This is a new venture in the Jour
Dlllsllc field, four columns, neat, clean,
fresh as tho neighboring mountain
treez.\ It is diminutive now, but
ihoiild "grow" as Its motto reads?
"Urgeoaks from Little Acorns grow."
We believe the reading should bo
A Flour or Quality.
N'o Hour sold In I.aureus matches tho
"Clifton" in quality and purity. Tho
wealth of rich gluten contained in this
lour makes sweel,\vholosomo bread of a
nuUyllavor. T. N. linrksdale and M.
II. bowler, the grocers, have it for sale.
the wcatbor is dry enough tb
early farmers will plant some corn this
week. We heard an old time farmer
who planted corn bofore guano was
heard of, say thai he preferred to wait
for u warm spell nfter April 1, to
plant, for bo noticed that corn that
came ti|t soon alter planting, pi'OW of!
rapidly and did better than that which
wa- several weeks in the ground, lie
generally had corn to sell.?Spartan
An old funnel 's rule is to plant when
(ho poplar loaf :s as big a> a squirrel'
ear.?Kb, A i>\ krtishu.
Mr. I>. EI. Wadsworth, of Laurent:
arrived in town last wool: and will
make Durlington Iiis hi me He will
have charge of tho now store at the
COtton mill and hop'OS to be ready for
business in about ten days. Mr. Wad
worth's management of the cotton m il
store at Laurons has demonstrated tb
fflVt that he is a safe conservative
business man, and gives assurance that
the enterprise in Darlington will be a
tUCCess. Darlington Messenger.
Dr. IT. L. Todd, a dentist from Clin
ton, S. C , is m the city for a f w days
Dr. Todd is a young nein well up In
his profession and he is here with at
idea of locating in Spitrtanbur_'. If hi
decide to make Spartanburg bis home
he will tie gladly welcomed and will
receive the patronage that he dc
serves.?Spartanburg Herald, 2^th ult.
Hon. A. C. Latlmor, of Helton, left a
few days ago for Mexico, to bo absent
for several weeks. Mr. Litimer li es
publicly announced himself a candi
date for the 1'nited States Senate and
will give some one a close race as he is
one of the most hustling politicians on
the stump In the State. ? Honoa Path
11 is said that an alligator was seen
on the banks of Reedy river yesterday
afternoon by several boys who were
playing near the stream. The saur'on
wa* doubtless washed hero by tho re
cent heavy rains.?Greenville News.
Miss Mary Rivera leaves to-morrow
for Clinton to accept a position as
strenographer and book-keeper.?Spar
tanburg Herald, iUst ult.
The "American Girl" Shoes and Ox
ford in all the latest styles Kvery
pair guaranteed. So'e a?entp.
J. K. Minter & Hro.
Perfection Never Attained.
It is not claimed that perfection hss
been attained in the manufacture of
"Clifton" Hour, but it approaches per
fection more nearly than any other
flour sohl In Laurons. It i--. however,
absolutely pure, und makes the most
delicious bread, cake and pastry. Sold
by T N. bark-dale and M. IL Fowler,
tbe retail grocers.
The Appelile of a (mat'
Is envied by all DOOr dyspeptics
whoso Stomach and Liver are out of
order. All such should know that Dr.
King's New I ife Pills, the wonderful
Stomach and Liver Kotncdy, gives a
splendid appetite, sound digestion and
a regular bodily habit that insures per
fect health and great energy. Only 25
cents at Laurons Drug Co.
4 V. I*. Darrel I Li vi tor
C>P. Barrett, formerly of this city,
who bail a most remarkable career in
thisfctatc, was lately seen in Philadel
phia by a gentleman from Spartanburg.
A few'months ago Harrett was BOCIl
working |p a butcher shop.
It was published a year or so ngo
that Harrett had died. This was pro?
bably published for a distinct purpose
and originated with that romarkablo
C. P. Bai sett's record is unique?
Brilliant, well educated and astute to
the last degree, he plannod and c .r
rlcd out an ;?11111 >st ondloss succession
of frauds against, though partly under
the protection, of that mist nearly
perfect organization ? tho United
States postofllco department.?Spar
"Brilliant rascal" ho.?Ed. Advisu
Mrs. Adams can show you tho most
Complete line of neckwear und belts.
Always ready to give a Pquaro deal
for a round dollar. Sit down in a (pilot
place and read our advertisements.
O. B, Simmons.
See the Hats and the prices before
buying. We havo them to suit every
body. Mrs. Adams.
What about a nice Hat Pack? You
will need one, won't you? Cal at cur
store and look at our entire line id
these goods. No i3l in Oak. height 7
feet, width 1 feet, with 21 x U0 French
Devel Mirror Only $15 7."?
S. Mi ? B. H. Wilkes.
See the 10 cents Ginghams that are
going for hi cent--.
^Remember if you cannot call thero
is still a Connecting bnk between us?
the telephone. Call No. M.
O Bi Simmons.
Buck's 8toves lead the procession.
Others following tbe (Ireat White
enamel line. Hold only hy
I S. M. & K . II. Wilkes.
lho Openings are largely what lias!
hnppeni .1 ?. in?.? a, -:.. The i
Wlint! after !.i ? i. was an Opening I
iiul Simmons and I !??? Hub uro having
their big displays as ih< pat., r u,
press. Ovt-rat Simmons*, Mis-; Frit*/, is
pre siding over a department rich with
laces and Mowers, th.. consensus ol at
tent i?>n bo ; devot? d to t lie hats,
which arc lint tin.-, xcasou. They must
be Hat says Fashion'and so Ihov arc
inn tiiey are beautiful with wonderful
rowns of luce and rolled brims ol lib
i?rty silk nnd llowors appearing from
their various nooks and corners. Tin;
editor is not exactly a uonuoisseur of
hats, still it strikes linn (hat it would
he bard to top these creations and a
lot more of the snme spocius, whii !:
Mrs. Kelson and Mrs. Tucker,of Haiti
more, are showing at the Hub. Mr.
Nelson has a lovely lit.f (bin goods,
piques, organdies, the latest novelties,
in belts ami ribbons, the beautiful ere
pens, crepe do < hiiues \\ Ith the laces to
combine With them, and down at Sim
mons there are (beams in grt nadlues,
etc., etc. even forever, do and see for
The state Convention of Kind's
Daughters will meet here on tbo 17th
of April, the delegates arriving on
the 10th ins!. It '?; expected that there
will bo about thirty-live in number.
The sessions of the con vent 'on will hi
held in the Frcsbytorian church, and
Mrs. Kdgar Martin, I'rosident of the
local chapter, and its various mombers
are making elabt tute preparations for
the entertainment of the visiting
Daughters. A reception will probably
be tendered them at the i'rosby terian
church on the evening of the loth inst.
Mrs. Davis, of New York, President of
the order in America will be present,
and of COUt*t0 the State ollieers as well.
Gov. McSwccney has appointed his
stall' and umong them \V. II. Martin,
Ifisq., of this city, as Aldo de Camp
with the rank ol I.ieut-Colonel.
Your ice Cream.
I'rosident K. II. Hudgens, of the Oil
Mill, tell.-. Til!'. A DVEKTISKK that his
Ice manufactury will bo In operation in
due t in". So we need not be concerned
about our ices of the purest water and
ahead c I the picnic season.
Hov. .Mr. F.sles.
The many friends of this gentleman
who is in Augusta, whore lie under
went a delicate operation, will learn
with pleasure that he is doing well.
We hope to hear of bis early and en
tire restoration to health.
There will be preaching in the First
Methodist Church on Thursday oven
ing. This will be tho opening service
of the protracted meeting to beheld in
that church. The meeting will con
tinue BOVeral days and the public is cor
dially invited to attend.
The llmo up 'er shooting the
quail. Owners of lands and hunter*
should look we I to it, that the law for
the protection of gamo Is observed
There Is no reason that th ? wild tur
key should no. ub und In our midst ex
cept the ludilVeivneu ol our own pco
She is setting her house in order lo
entertain the old heroes in May. All
the battered vets should ^o. They will
particularly enjoy seeing their
handsome capilol city, made ashes by
Sherman, an up-to date town, full of
pluck and go, bedecking herself like a
bride lor the new century.
Mullet ins ft out Clonison
Tin-. AOVKKTISKK is glad to have
Bulletins from Clcmson on the follow
ing subject?: "Grapes," "Fungicides,"
(substances that kill and prevent dis
eases in plants,) and "Jtlce." Seat free
to South Carolinians asking for thorn.
Information on spraying is invaluable
A Fire Alarm.
When the alarm of lire Is sent In in
Laurc ns the town bell rings and the no
lice dUcharge their pistols On Saturday
morning a tenant house on the premi
ses of Capt. J. R. Mlnter was reported
ablaze. It resulted in a royal fusiladc
of some ten minutes, as if every cham
ber window in the city were thrown
up and a six shooter emptied of all in
chambers. Fortunately tin; lire was
promptly extinguished! It. is probably
a good regulation to arouse the citizens
in small towns dependent upon the pa
triotism of volunteer lire departments.
Then was ft goodly crowd. No pub
lic sales. It was more social than
otherwise. Farmers say, especially in
Young and Dial, that tho great rain
did considerable damage. Much of
the ploughing and preparation must he
done anew and anxiety is expressed
that the lands mav not be in the for
ward state they had counted on.
Sinco the rain much attention has
been given to terraces, in many in
stances washed away and needing re
~ A Bu7 Steal.
On Saturday last at noon a packs1 go
containing flvo hundred dollars was
stolen from the Kx press ofllce, this
city, Mr. Stewart Miller, In charge of
the office receipted for the package at
noon, placing in a table drawer and
absented himself for a few minutes.
Later making up his express invoice
lie found the package gone. It was to
have gone, on tho mid-day tra'u to
simpsonville, Groonvlllo county. A
negro, Press Watts, employed about
the Depot has been arrested and at
t his writing is in Jail.
The committee appointed by Capt
.1 II, Humbert, reprosontlng the dif
ferent townships, largely attended in
the court house auditorium on Monday,
Capt. Humbert presiding. Looking to
the roprestntation of l.aureus by a
county exhibit at (be Charleston Ex
position, it whs docided to appoint com
mittees on the following subjects: On
? Id tr ip-: .1 D, Sulllvnn. .lohn n
Hunter; manufactures, wood and iron,
W. II. Drumuiond, .1. (i. William.:
text ties. C. M. it lilev I:. M. Wasson;
mineral-, J, I'. axoh, It. 1,. Hender
son; dairy if d apiury,.I T. I'cUii, J,
I). W. Watts: horticulture, M. A. Sum
mere', Frank Mod lock; forestry, Dr.
H. K. Aiken.G. D Martin; household,
\v. i . itasor, 0. c V< ung; stock. Ct I.
.1 II. Whartou, John I'. Bell. These
committees aro called to mcot atLau*
rons C. 11. on Salesday in M.iy next
Tliis Camp held Its meeting on Mon
day, Commander T. II, Crews in tho
chair. F. I*. McG?wan, Ks(j., one of
the sons of vetei ans, was kind enough
to ac t as secretary of tho meeting, As
the meeting was not full, May Ith, was
li.\ >d lor anothor meeting of the ( amp
at IIA. M. The following delegates
were appointed to represent, the camp
at the division meeting to ho held in
Columbia earl v m May . Comrades Jno.
M. Hudgens, .lames Wham; alternates,
Comrades John li. Smith and Jasper
To the 1'. C. V. convention at Mem
phis, delegates, Abrain Cook and Com
mander T. I'.. Crews, alternates, com
rades J>niies Wham and T. .1. Duckctt.
Col 11 W. Hall commanding the Hau
r. us Regiment, whs authorized to ap
point the sponsors and maids of honor
for tbo camp at the Columbia and Mom
|ihis re-unlona. All members of this
camp aro expected lo pay their dues,
twenty-live edits a year, on or before
I he Ith day of May to comrade (). O.
Thompson or comrado John II. Copo
The urcttiost lino of lacoa and em
broidcifics at Mrs. Adams*
AND UKin NO i KS Ol' RECENT
Mr. T. G. Wutts ;s in the city.
Mrs. 0. G. Thlcllog Is visiting rek
lues at Clinton this week.
r Mrs. .). ii. Sulllvan l.i s returned
Irom a visit to s; urtauburg.
Mr. Wmis Davlf, of Clinton, was in
tho city Friday.
Mrs. .1. R. Dilti.- visited relatives at
Clinton last winde
Advertise in TlIK AUVKUriSEIt. It's
gOttitlg new subscribers every day. j
Col..). D. M. Shaw visited Columbia
during last week.
Mrs. Wilson, of Vorkviile, is the
guest of Mrs. Alex Long.
Col. .1.11. Wharton was in the city
Mrs G. W. I j. Teague, of Waterloo,
spent last Wedliosday in the city.
Atlanta Jour aal aril Advertiskr
Dr. Sol/.lor, of Whltmires, was in
the eity Monday.
Mr. M. T. Simpson, of Cross Hill,
was in town Monday.
Mr. Willie Cilkcrson has taken
charge of the up-tOWu express oflioe.
Mrs. Josephine Watts returns this
week from Kinards, where, she has
been visiting for several weeks.
The foot bridge over Little ittver,
North Harper Street, was washed
away last week.
The Liberty Springs ohurcb, Cross
Hill, has extended a call to Rev. Mr.
Sadler, of Williamsburg county.
Mr. R, C. Davis, one of the promi
nent gentlemen in the county visited
tho city salesday.
Mr. Frank Hammond, a leading busi
ness man of Greenville, was in the city
Mrs. C. M. Olarko spent several days
last week with relatives at Simpson
Mr. J. 11. Davis and Mrs. Philips, of
Clinton, were in the eity last Wednes
Mr. W. F. Carrel', the succe.-sful
young artist, has returned from a tour
of the State of Florida.
At the COttotl mill store the Opening
comes off to-day. It will he a beautiful
Cadet Marvin Franks, of Clemson,
has been at home lor a short visit to
Complaint is made that tin' poach
crop was considerably hurt by the- s? -
yore fro t of t wo weeks ago.
Mi-- Ida Adam , alter a visit to Mr.
and Mrs. I. D. Adam- has returned to
Captain J - It. Swit/.or, of Cray Court,
was in the eity Monday, warmly
greeted by his many friends.
F.x-lloproscntativo Dr. John It,
Smith, of Mt. Gallaghorr, was in the
The Semi-Weekly Atlanta Journal
has gone up in rates. It can now he had
with Till'. ADVERTISER for $1.70.
All the crossings on Hampton street
are in a bad way from the rains, two of
tbom washed away.
We understand that board at Con
verse College during the State Teach
ers' Summer School will be fourteen
dollars a month.
Our new eity authorities showed
commendable activity In repairing
promptly the damage done by tbe
downpour of last week.
A great rain is fallil.g as we make
up our paper and the streams are
already over-llowing. Uuquestionably
much damage will follow.
The opera house has been leased for
two years to Carroll M. Miller, an en
terprising young business man wno
will doubtless secure good theatrical
attractions for next winter.
On account Merry Makers' Week,
April 22 to 27, the C, & W. C. road will
sell round trip tickets to Augusta for
one fare. Great opportunity for a do
Mr. A. II. Dagnall, a member of the
Anderson bar, and formerly of this
city, was in town last week on pro
fessional business, receiving a cordial
welcome from his old friends.
Mr. W. I*. Thomason, lately with
tho Laurens COtton mill store, has ac
cepted a position at Darlington. Mr.
Thomason and his charming wife will
be greatly missed in Laurens.
Mrs. Harry Link, of North Carolina,
NKK Miss Louise Hampton, is visiting
her uncle, Mr. Luther MeCord and is
cordially welcomed back to tho eity by
her old friends.
Dr. A. J. Christopher's patients are
during his absenco in New York in
the hands of Dr. lt. G. Christopher,
who Is giving them tbe very best of at
The skating carnival Friday night is
eagerly lookod forward to ami some
very fetching costumes are being made
for it. Uoatltiful prizes will bo given
to those, who excel in tho art and a
vo.-y delightful ovening is anticipated,
Managing Kditor of Iho Augusta
Chronicle, M. I*, Walsh, retires and
Mr. John R, Dut ke takes his position.
It is a most admirable newspaper and
pjpulur in a largo territory oi South
Carolina which it reaches daily.
The Slate ConvOntlon of K .m?' 's
D uightors will mcoi horo on tho 17th
of April. Tho to al chapter of King's
Daughters is making elaborate pre
parations for the ir reception and en
Veteran If. I*. Rlakely, who loft a leg
at Gettysburg, and h an expert on
fruit, was in to see us last week. It will
lake worse than Cottysburg to kill his
spirit. He is, however, timid, about
Jack FrOSt) as ho nurses bis fruits and
Mr. J. T. Harris, who recently sold
the Harris i.ithia Springs in this
county, it is announced has purchased
the Kirby Mineral Spring in Spartan
burg county. He is the very man to
develope it [t will not interfere with
his establishing a bank at Hpartanbtirg.
Mr. Ri O Davenport has recently
graduated in pharmacy from a College
in Atlanta, taking a very high stand In
a class of forty-live. Mr. Davenport
now hat a position with Dr. Land, of
Augusta, lie Is a bright young man
and a son of Mr. and Mra. N. B. Dav
enport, of Cross Hill.
Davis & Roper drew great crowds
last Wednesday and Thursday, their
Opening days. The display of dress
goods and handsome rendy made cos
tumes was truly a delight to all wo
mankind, beautiful taffeta skirts,
shirt waists in nilks and linens, tin
new foulards and grenadines aro all
there, and they will take your meas
ure and order everything for you that
I they have'nt in stook.
Preparing He medics
Is a feature- of our Prescription De
partment upon which WC pride
ourselves. Wo do not slight such
prescriptions simply because the
medicines are to bo given to do
mestic animals. Drugs and chemi
cals of doubtful quality are not
"good enough" at our store. This
is why you should bring us your
proscriptions for Condition Pow
dcrs, Liniments, Poultry medi
cines, Hog cholera rcmldlcs, Dog
Wo also have a large number of
formulas for preparing all kinds of
remedies for all diseases of all do
The Laurons Drug Co,
'Phono 75 Goods deliver d.
MKHI Reward $100.
The readers of ibis paper will bo
pleased to leam that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure In all its stages and
tint is Catarrh. Mall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being
a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Cn
trrh (hire is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
BUrfaeeS of the systom, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease,
and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and as
sisting nature In doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith in Its
curativo powers that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it
fails to euro. Send for list of testi
f. j. chknky a CO.,
Sold by druggists. 7?c.
Hall's Family i'llls aro the best?
Tho payment of City Taxes has been
extended'till April 20th. After that
tlmo PENALTY WILL CERTAINLY
AND WITHOUT EXCEPTION HE
Take due. notice and govern yourself
Hv order of Council.
C. K. GRAY,
L. O. Hai.i.k <?. (5.
THE LAUREMS BAR
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day en
tered into a partnership for tin; practice
of luv. in 111(? Courts of thisState, under
the name of Simpson ft Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
ii. y. Simpson,
it. a. Cooper.
\v. 1?. knight. lt. es. HA Uli.
KNIGHT & HAlill,
Attorney8 at Law.
Uf>" Will practice in all tho State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
busin? ss intrusted to them
OHlce iip-stairs, Simmons' Building,
A TT ENTIONI ATTE NT IONM
Teachers and Scholars of Laurons
Wishing to savo you money, as well
as to supply you with tho latest books,
we havo put In stock Johnson's Head
ers, I oo'h Histories, Ginu's Arithme
tics and Froy's Geographies. Glad to
have you call.
Palmetto Drug Co.
ii n.f I i. ? ?
Osse of the neatest anil prettiest line of Dress Goods,
Percales, Organdies, Swiss China SiBk9> Ginghams,
and everything that yon may wish to find in the Milli
nery Department. Prices on Spring Clothing, Shirts,
"ats, Shoes and Gents' Furnishing Goods to suit the
Special Sale of Ladies and Childrens Sailor Hats.
Every Lady and Child should come to this sale and buy a new Sailor for Kastor.
in White and Black rough straw at 25 cents.
Good quality at the price.
in White, Black, Navy, Oxblood and Brown
Leather Sailor, rough straw?sold everywhere
at 75 cents?our price Friday and Saturday
quality in plain straw, black and blue bands.
Sold every where $1.25 to $1.50,0111- price
for Friday and Saturday, 98 cents.
A Good Thing
in Children's While and Tan Mexican shapes
at J5 cents. Children's White Mexican shape
worth 7 S cents, Our price Friday and Saturday
Children's New Shap
Sailors, while, rough straw, w ith assorted hands
and crush crowns, very popular this season.
Friday and Saturday 50 cents.
?..Special Sale in Ladies Waist from &5 cts to 85.50
arc equally important. With each round
Dollar put good square sense and you'll
be sure to come out square by the time
you t(ct 'round*
We ca.t) Save
Yoti JDiipes af>el jDollafs.
Laurous, S. C.
l?Yom tin- Sombre Shades of Winter Colors the
shelves are being rapidly Tilled with new and desi
rable (ii >ods for
Sec the Now Dress Goods from 15 cents up. We
show a handsome Weave in Crepe Tissue?this is a
very showy I'rabric and only 25 cents a yard.
Just opened two numbers in Black Taft'cta Silk?ask
to see them. Mercerized Foulard an article rcsc.n
blinj^ silk so closely but such a difference in price
will prove a quick seller.
As usual we carry a choice line of plain White
Lawns, Embroideries, Insertions and All-Over,
with Laces in all the favorite makes. An endless
variety in printed Pique, Batiste and Twentieth
Century Styles in Lawns.
1$jn Defer your purchases until you glance over the styles
opened at /
W. G. WILSON & CO. /
LauroiiB, S. C, Feb. 26, 1901. /
THE OLD FIRM
1 will COU?
tho Undertaking businoss at tho <>ld stand. COFFINS, OASKKTsi
and ROBKS, and HEARSE, at tho
A continuance of tho generous patronage lithorl ? oxtondod r*s
octfully solicited. KENNEDY [JllOS., Laurens, S. G
Direct from Distiller to Consumer^
Saying Middlemen's Profits. Write for Prices,
J. H. WOOL LEY,