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Havo you seen Mrs. Adams' Dross
Goods and Trimming-? If not, call.
They are beauties.
North laukens.?The Advocate is
growing In favor with Its numerous
rcaderp. Everything is moving on
smoothly on the North 1.aureus Cir
cuit. We arc getting in shape to build
a nice concrete church at Shiloh, and
wo hope soon to bo ready to build u
brick church at Gray Court. Our peo
ple suffered groatly last year on ac
count of protracted drought through
the summer*. ? Rov. J. K. McCain, iu
Southern Christian Adv ocato.
The Sta'o Board were wrestling last
Week with tho rolls from tho sevoral
counties aggregating some (i,000. It
happens that two negroes, who wero
Servants, aro on the rolls. Of course
they should not be there. Iu the ease
of faithful servants, however, who
tugged it out during the four years
and were faithful, in many cases their
lives exposed to the enemies lire, tho
local camps and woll-to-do survivors
should look aft?3r them. Old Bill Rose,
of Columbia, who wes a servant of
Mazy Grogg is a big pet.
The Advertiser clubs with the fol
lowing papers at the following prices
in advance: advertiser and Semi
Weekly Atlanta Journal $1.75; adver
tiser and Southern Cultivator $1 60;
Advertiser and Thrice-a-Week New
York World $1,66; advertiser and
Bryan's Commonor, $1-75.
Tho Laurens County Teachers' Asso
ciation will meet in tho Court House,
Saturday, April 20th, at 11 o'clock.
The following is the program:
A lesson in Grammer conducted by
B. Y. Culbertson from 11 to li 40.
The following teachers will please
give some incident in discipline: Misses
Agatha Davis, Sarah Copoland, Mattle
Hellams, Mattio Putman and Messrs.
McFadden, Johnson and Jordan.
J. B. Walk in?,
W. P. Culbertson,
As usual Mrs. Adnnis is shewing the
prettiest hats created.
L. Swit/.er, of Petersburg, Ark., was
here on his way to Gray Court to visit
bis father, Capt. J. R. Swlt/.or. Mr.
Swit/.er left Greenville 33 years ago.
He was a member of the 'third South
Carolina Regiment - Greenville News,
You can always got Corn, Hay, Feed
Oats, Bran, Chopped Corn and Hay at
J. II. Sullivan.
W. B. Farr, of Clinton, after spend
ing a short time in the city, returned
yesterday to bis home to spend Easter
with his parents. ? Greenville News,
Prize Offered for Souvenir Resign.
The Women's Department of the
South Carolina Inter-State and West
Indian Expositlo will give a prize of
110.00 for tho best original design for a
souvenir to be sold in the Woman's
Building, during the Exposition.
This competition is open only to wo
men of South Carolina Fach design
must be sent to the undersigned by
July 1st, 1001, and must he accompanied
by specifications for its construction,
and the real name of competitor, in a
fcealed envelope, and not appearing
elsewhere, so that the name of com
petltor will not be known until the
award Ir made.
Rejecteu designs will be returned
upon application 'with postage en
closed), made within 80 days after the
closo of the competition.
The Executive Committee of the
Women's Department will bo the
Judges of the competition.
Mrs r. Withers Meminoer, Jr.
Chairman Committee on Souvenirs?44
Pitt St., Charleston, S. C.
A Flour of Quality.
No flour sold in Laurens matches the
"Clifton*' in quality and purity. The
wealth of rich gluten contained in this
flour makes sweet, wholesome bread of a
nutty flavor. T. N. Barksdale and M.
IL Fowler, the grocers, have it for sale.
For the ri^h?. things and tho right
prices go to
Davis, Roper & Co.
All tho newest things in dress trim
Davis, Roper & Co.
Oak Wardrobe No. 77, se'eeled Quar
tered Oak, polish finish portable,
height, 8 feet: width 1 feet, 3 inches.
Wo aro olTering this handsome Ward
robe for $24 60.Worth anywhere $27-50.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
We have some special bargains in
tho following for this week: hosiery,
handkerchiefs, towels, shirts, pants,
etc. We will sell them 25 per cent,
under the regular price as long as they
J. E. Minter & Bro.
What about a Sideboard? Wo have
tho prettiest lino we have ever had.
No. 86 Quartered Oak, golden finish,
highly polished, top 24 x I V feet high,
French Bevel Mirror 18 x 34, Only
S. M. & E.H. Wilkes.
Big bargains in hoisery-^-ladiet,' chil
dren's and gentlemen'.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
A full page on Spring Clothing would
not begin to do mine justice. Call nnd
see for yourself.
O. B. f- i in moil-.
New line of beautiful skirls and shirt
waist?, and remember that wo sell it
Davis, Roper & Co.
Wo have contracted for one solid cor
load of Masons porcelain linetl caps
Fruit Jars to arrive April 14th. This
car will have 14,100 Jars in it.
S. Mi & K. H. Wilkes.
Thcro is something about the get-up
of our summer cuts that makes a man
think that they wero made for him. Tho
pr'ces are right.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
The prettiest line of Ladles' nnd
Gents' Umbrellas ever shown in Lau
rens at reasonable prico*.
O. B. Simmons.
Take life easy by setting in No. 1,468
Oak Rocker, Saddle Spat. We offer
this handsorr o Rocker for *1.2?. You
'will never regret the amount you pay
for this Rocking Chair.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
We have reason to be proud of our
children's c'othlng this spring. It would
bo hard to imagine a liner selection of
strictly Up-to-date clothing. Let its
J. E. Minter & Bro.
I have a limited supply of Pears'
Soap I will sell for ten cents per cake
(for cash only) while it lasts.
O. B. Simmons.
Wo make a boy look like a gentle -
man nnd feel like a King In ono of oi v
nobby Spring suits. See the bit-a
squares?cut round for youths.
J. E. Minter A- Bro
Now Is tho time for you to think
about your Stove, it is indeed hard on
your wlfo to cook threo meals a day on
an old sf>vo during June, July snd
August. Why not let us put ono of our
celebrated Buck's Stoves in your
Kitchen? It will savo your wife lots of
?, M. & E. II. Wilkes.
Seo the new things in mens' and
boys' straw hats at Davis, Roper &. Co,
For tho cheapest millinery in
town call at Tho Hub.
State Geologist I\ of. Joe A. Holme?,
of Chapel Bib, X. C , delivered a lec
ture at tbo factory Hal', on Satur<ay
evening last: Ii s subject was "1 'he
Natural ><? source* of the South," the
lecture Illustrated with Btereoptiroo
viovvs of mountains, lake:--, eanons, etc.
The leoture was one of the winter so
ries delivered by distinguished gentlo
men provided by Prosldent Lucas for
tho operatives of the mill and was
greatly enjoyed. Pro!. Hol mos Is a son
of Lauron?, and wa< introduced by the
Hon. I'. I'. McGowan.
Judge Allen Barksdale.
This distinguished votoran ol Co.
"G", (the Briars), will come from his
home, Louisiana, and join his old com
pany in 'heir annual ro-uniou at Gray
Court on Saturday next. Judge Barks
dale wears an empty sleeve,having lost
an arm at Chlokamauga.
Death of Mr. Joe Ballen.
Mr. Joe Ballow, a brother of Mrs.
T. B. Crews and Mr. Hen Hallow of
this oity, dlod In Ashville, N. C.f last
Friday. M- 'Jallew left Laurens for
North Cat" ,a many years ago, but is
Still affeotionately remembered hero
by numbers of friends who rejrrot most
deeply to loarn of his death.
Death of a Hood L idy.
Mrs. Bamett Robertson died on the
3rd inst , at her home near Ora, after
a protracted illness. She was a Christ
ian and exemplary lady, a member of
the Baptist church and will be missed
much. Sho leaves a devoted husband,
son, and many relatives to mourn her
loss. Her remains were laid to rest at
Warrior Creek on Friday last,attended
by a large concourse of friends
This commodious and elepnnt house
was thrown open from eight thirty to
eleven ihirty by Mis. A. M. Finch on
the evening of the ninth iust. The
rooms were crowded and everyone
spent a pleasant evening. Mrs. Finch
proposes running an up-to-dato hotel
for the accommodation of the public.
Sho will do it well with good cheer
and a hospitable wolcome for guests,
Her friends wi-li her all success in her
The Mill Store Opening.
The millinery display at the mill
store was just as beautiful as antici
pated. The hats wore lovely affairs in
the exquisite moussellnes, velours and
kindrod thin materials so much in
vogue now. There was a goodly array
of walking and stn et hats, also up at
the front, of the store everything In the
way of dress goods, shoos, etc , the mill
beingr ready to supply all needs. Mrs.
Cora Wharton is in ehargo of tho mil
linery department and will bo glad to
look after tho needs of her many
Jones - --Simpson.
Miss Lucy Jones, of Cartersville, the
daughter of Rev. Joseph Jones, of
that place and Mr. J. G. Simpson, of
Darlington, S. C.. will be united in
marriage on the evening of April 80th
at the home of the bride.?Atlanta
The above announcement will be read
with interest in Laurens where both
Miss Jones and Mr. Simpson are well
known and have numbers of relatives.
Building and Loan Association.
A commission has been issued to the
Colored investment, Savings and
Building and 1 oan association of Lau
rens, which proposes to make loans on
mortgaged real estate. Capital
Etock $2,000. The corporators are
P. M. Miller, C. H. Duckett, H. P.
Higgins. J, S. Hunter and Thomas
v anders, all of Lum ens
The corporators are intelligent and
industrious colored people of this city.
Thomas Sanders is the Principal of th?>
colored department of the City Graded
Schools and .1. S. Hunter the leading
colored merchant of the city.
Mr. ?. Y. Garlington was in the city
On Saturday and we had the pleasure of
talking with him on the prospects rf
the town of "Garlington," which is
soon to develop Jack's Township, a
splendid section of Laurens, on the Sea
Hoard Air Line. Fast of Clinton. He
was accompanied by Mr. J. G. Liv
ingston, of MaflSatbusctts, representing
the Yemasee Oil Co. One of the first
enterprises at Garlington will be the
erection of an oil mill plant, to he in
operation this fall and to be placed
dur'ng the spring and stunner. Gar
lington is situate in a township Ol in
telligent and progressive citizens, with
a splendid sod and thero Is no reason
that the town should not show at once
a vigorous and rapid development.
A Concert Friday Night for the Benefit
of the Library.
Another concert will be given Friday
night for the benefit of tho pubi c
library. This time Mrs. W. H. Lucas
will have charge of it, which is an as
surauce that it will be a musical suc
cess. Mrs. Lucas herself will play,
Mrs. John Kpperson, of Tennessee, her
sister, has kindly consented to sing,
Mr. .John Hicks, who is always so gen
erous with his beautiful voice will sing
and there will be two musicians from
Spartanburc, and one of them a vocal
ist. The admission Will be lifty cents
for seats in every part of tho opera
house. The library ought to clear fifty
or slxty'dollars if tho concert is sup
ported as it should he. The library is for
tho benelit of every individual In Lau
rens and f)0 cents might be contributed
for a ticket by many people, even If
elroumstaaees prevont them from at
At the Carnival.
The skating rink Friday evening
was crowded with skaters and onlook
ers, everybody having a gloriously good
time. The Carnival was a huge suc
eoss, so great a success that it wdll bo
repeated in a few weeks, it is under
stood. About sixty skaters were In
costume, some of them representing
mythical or historic characters, angols
were in evidence, his Satanic Majesty,
Unole Sam, Clowns, Night, Morning,
Grecian maids and all sorts and condi
tions of impersonations, Prizes were
given as follows; Miss Claudia Crews,
whose blond beauty was accentuated by
a white Grecian costume, first ladies
prize; Miss L'zzio Rinhcy, in a charm
ing costume representing Morning, in
which sho was lovely, second ladies'
prize: Messri. Wattlo Robertson and
Claire S:ielT, first and second gentle
men' prizes. The priz. s were nickel
plated, ball bearing roller skates to
those winning first prizes and for tho
second prizes, skates not quite so beau
tiful perhaps, but equally good. There
wero so many pretty girls and graceful
youths noon Hie lloor that to name
them all and describe their costumes
would require an extra edition of the
paper, Kverybody hopes for a second
i look at them at tho next Carnival,
Editor's Awful Plight.
i-. M. Higgins, Editor Seneca. (Ills.,)
News, was a (111c ted for years with Piles
that no doctor or remedy helped until
lie tried Bucklen's Arnica Salvo. Ho
writes two boxes wholly cured him It's
the surest Pilo cure on earth and the
best salve in the world. Only 2$ cents
Sold hy The Laurens Drug Co.
1 havo plenty of Fertilizers on band
and also a lot of Terry's Cotton Hloom
Plantors. Best on tho market.
J. H. Sullivan.
Yon can lind anything you want in
Dry Goods, Notion's, Hate and every
thing the ladies need at Mrs. Adams.
All the latestvAriolicHin Ladles'
Bolts and neckwear at Tho Hub.
Beautiful line of drop stitch hose
for ladies at Tho Hub.
AND BRIEF KOTES OF RECENT
Miss Lola Anderson has routined
from a visit to Spartanburg.
Congressman J. T. Johnson was in
tIk- city Saturday.
Mr.-, w. h. Lucas visited friends iu
Spartanburg last week.
Lion. Chesterfield MoDanioi was in
tho city Tbursilay.
MissSallie Horton, of Ekom, spent
last Thursday in tho city.
Booree Presbytery convenes at Look
hai ?", Union county," on tho ltith inst.
Mr. Waddy Thompson left for an ex
tended stay in Texas last week.
Mr. Marshall Leaman, of Cross Hill,
was in the city Monday.
It is understood that several pretty
cottages will soon be er-cted in Jersey.
Mr. A. C, Holmes, of Pendlcton,
spent Sunduy in the city.
Miss Mary Rivers was tho guest on
Sunday of Mrs. W L. Gray.
Mr. A. Dial Cray spent Saturday in
Mr. George Powell, of Grconville,
spent Sunday in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. II. Y. Simpson have
return*d from a visit to Spartanburg.
Miss Tjilla Visanska has returned
from a vialf to Abooville.
Mr. W. A. Erwin, of Erwins P.O.,
Abbeville county, was iu me city Mon
Kennedy Bros, have Spanish plnders
for sale. They are tho plnders to
plant. All tho best farmers use them.
The Christian Alliance is soon to
bohl one of their interesting sossious
Miss Grimball, of Converso College,
and Mrs. Paul Potty, of Spartanburg,
will assist at tho Library Concert.
Mr. S. S. Scruggs, of tho Standard
Oil Company agency, spent Easter In
Dr. Strother, a prominent citizen of
Johnston's, was in the city this week,
the gucBt of Mr. N. B. Dial.
Mr. WTster Sharp has been tho
guest of rolativos in the city for a few
Miss Louise Richey, a momber of
the senior class at Converso College,
spent the Eastor holidays at home.
Mrs. W. D . Washington and children
leave this week for a v:sit of several
weeks to relatives at brewerton.
Miss Cope land and Miss Casey, of
Clinton, woro the guests last week of
Miss Evie Little.
Don't forget tho concert Friday
night. Everybody's going and it will
The skating carnival was a great suc
cess financially, the management clear
ing about fifty dollars it is understood.
Among prominent visitors to the city
last week wero Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Miller, of Cross Hill.
Mrs. J, W. Simmons, Miss Alma Pin
son and Miss Lizzie Garter, of Cross
Hill, spent last Thursday in the city.
Mrs. J. L. M. Irby went up to Green
ville last week to visit her daughter,
Miss Julia Irby.
Miss Willou Gray, a student at the
Methodist Female College, Columbia,
spent Easter at home.
Easter was observed with beautiful
services at the Episcopal church on
Mr. B. A. Sullivan has accepted a
position an traveling salesman for a
wholesale shoe concern of Savannah.
Mr. J. E. Sitgreaves is having a cot
tago erected on the lot adjoining bis
Mrs. I). G. Ruekman, of Staunton.
Va , Is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. J,
S. Machen and other relatives.
Fifty cents will purchase a ticket to
the concert Friday night and give you
the best scat In tho house if you are
prompt in going.
itev. Mr Duncan is holding a series
Of exceedingly interesting services at
(he Methodist church, which are being
Mr. Laurens D. Pitts left last week
for Darlington, whore he has accepted
a position in tho Darlington cotton mill
Tho children of the Episcopal church
enjoyed an Easter egg hunt at the resi
dence of Mrs. H. M. Holmes Monday
McKinley's impending tour of tho
South and West is named tho pacific.
All is quiot at tho four points of the
A camp of Gypsies near the city at
tracts attention. They nominally sub
pist by trading horses and incidentally
Indulgo in palmistry and cofToe grounds
and toll your fortunes.
The Daughters of tho Confederacy
are called to moet at tho residenco of
Mrs. W. R. Richey at half past four on
Thursday aftornoon . A full attendance
Dr. H. K. Aiken and U. W. Davis
have been elected delegates and Rev.
R. II. Jones and Hon. J. T. Johnson,
alternates, to represent Laurens Lodge
No. 1?, K. of P. at the Grand Lodge
meeting occuring in Mny at Spartan
Mr. Carroll Miller, who leased tho
opera houso last wook has sub leased It,
to Messrs. SamTodd and bano Monroe.
'I heso young gentlemen havo business
judgment and good taste and will book
good attractions and lots of them for
Pres Watts, colored, who was ar
rested on tho charge ol robbing tho ex
press oflice of five hundred dollars,
whioh disappeared ten days ago, was
tried beforo Magistrate Hudgens and
sst at liberty, there being no proof of
his guilt. No trace of the missing
money has been found.
It is going to he a busy timo about
the (Ith of May for veterans who aro
farmers to take two days off to join the
re* tin Ion at Columbia. But tho time is
short for a great many of thcin, Tho
itinerary is short to Columbia and a
most enjoyable time is before thom
for meeting once more their old and
timo worn comrades. Those who can
go will not regret it.
Dr. F. G. Fuller, of Mountvillo, spent |
two da\h of hist week in this cay with
Mr. Augustus Huff. Mrs. Hull is a
neloa of Dr. Fuller. Wo aro glad to
note that his visit was much enjoyed
by this veteran farmer, ono of the
most successful in tba history of our
county. His lifo has been largoly of
retirement from public employment,
wbilo he has taken a livoly interest In
tho welfare pnd prosperity of his county
and state. Wo trust he may live and
bo accorded health and strength to of
ten renew his visits among his friends
In tho city who are always glad to wel
Is life worth living? "Worldly
possessions, intellectual attain
ments, brilliant achievements,
social position, yea, the grateful
homage and hearty plaudits of
the world count for naught
if there be not a contented
mind." To be contented ones
surroundings must be pleasing.
Beautify the home. Look in
our show windows this week and
see for how little you can sur
round yourself with works of
genuine art. Pictures framed
aud unframed. We also sell
glass binding, wire, backing,
make any size or priced frame
on short notice.
The Laurens Drug Co.
103 West Main St.
'Phone 76 Goods delivered.
*loo Howard $100.
The readers of this paper will ho
ploased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that scienco has
been able to cure in all its stages and
that !s Catarrh. Hall'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 Ca
trrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon tho blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying tho foundation of the disease,
and giving tho pationt strength by
building up tho constitution and ust
slstlnp nature In doing its work. Tho
proprietor** havo so much faith in its
curativo powers that thoy olfer One
Hundrod Hollars for any easo that it
fails to euro. Sond for list of testi
F. J. CHENEY A CO.,
Sold by druggists. 75c.
Hall's Family Pills aro the host.
THE LAVREffS BAR
A NEW LAW FIRM ?
Tho undersigned have 'h'.n day cn
tcrod into a partnership for tho practice
of law In tho Courts of this Statu, under
tho namo of Simpson ?fc Coopor and will
promptly attond to all business en
trusted to thorn.
II. Y. Simpson,
H. A. COOPBR.
W. D. KNIGHT, R. K. HA IIB,
KNIGHT & BABB,
Attorneys nt Law.
W Will practice in all the Stato and
Federal Courts. Strlot attention to all
buslncBS Intrusted to them
Ofllce up stali m, Simmons' Building.
Teachers aud Scholars of Laurons
Wishing to save you money, as well
as to supply you with tho latest books,
we havo put in stock Johnson's Head
ers, Leo's Histories, Oinu's Arithme
tics and Froy's Geographies. Glad to
have you call.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Obbc of the neatest and prettiest line of Dees* Goods,
Percales, Organdies, Swiss China Silk, Ginghams,
and everything that you may wish to land in the Milli
nery Department. ?Prices on Spring Clothing, Shirts,
Hats, Shoes ami flouts' Furnishing floods 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.
in White and Black rough straw at 25 cents.'
Good quality at the price.
in White, Black, Navy, Oxblood and Brown
Ladies1 Sailor, rough straw?sold everywhere
at 75 cents?our price 50 cents-.
quality in plain straw, black and blue bands.
Sold every where $1.25 to $1.50, our price
A Good Thing Children's New Shape
in Children's White and Tan Mexican shapes
at 25 cents. Children's White Mexican shape Sailors, while, rough straw, with assorted bands
worth 75 cents. Our price 50 cents. and crush crowns, very popular this season.
^.Special Sale in Ladies Waist from 26 cts to $5.50 ^
DAVIS, ROPER & CO,
From the Sombre Shades ol Winter Colors the
shelves are being rapidly Idled with new and desi
rable Goods for
See the New Dress Goods from 15 cents up. We
show a handsome Weave in Crepe Tissue?this is a
very showy frabric and only 25 cents a yard.
Just opened two numbers in Black Taffeta Silk?ask
to see them. Mercerized Foulard an article resem
bling silk SO closely but such a difference in price
will prove a quick seller.
As usual we cany 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,
g^g?" Defer your purchases until you glance over the styles
W. O. WILSON & CO.
Laurens, S. C, Fob. 2o, 1901. v
ii ... rf"'*
KENNEDY^ BROS. w?-r
the Undertaking business at the old stand. COFFINS, OASKETsJ
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at tho
t LOWEST PRICES.?^
A oontinuanoe of tho gonoroiiH patronage hitherto extended rns
poctfully Bolicited. KENNEDY BROS., Laurens. S. 0
THE OLD FIRM
%^ Direct from Distiller to Consumer ^
Saying Middlemen'rj Profits. Write for Prices.
J. H. WOOLLEY,
CHERRYVILLE, N. C.