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" LAUKENS, 8. C, Bee. 18,1901.
War of Words.
Sometimes words are things or
equally as signillcent. The wordy war
between Tillman and McLaurin in so
conspicuous a platform as the L'nited
States Sonate Chamber ten days ago
was ill-timed, ill placed and unseemly.
Scowling and browboatlDg can't win.
The world laughs atgrluiacy. It was
unnecessary because McLaurin is on
tho run and done for. Tillman was
right and McLaurin has no business in
the cauous or councils of the Demo
cratio party. But Tillman was out of
place in tho contest, with bis pitchfork.
Ho ehould have loft the leader of tho
Democratic minority to light the quos
tiOD?if McLaurin is a Democrat or not
aud entitled to a seat on the Democratic
side. Democratic Senators can avail
little or nothing in this Congress, the
Republicans having a great majority
and making tho legislation. And
again tho Democrats of this Stato will
settle McLaurln's bash in clever shape
next Summer. The more ho is kicked
now the more he will rebound.
A Scare Crow.
A Good Roads Convention is in ses-1
sion at Greenvillethls week. .Bad roads ]
has been tho bete noir, or scare crow
of this State from the era of the Rod
Man. He bad no vehicles or commerce
and managed his transportation with-1
out beasts of burden. The old time]
Judges, if they could bo "called back"
would hate to see good roads, as roads
were immomorially thoir texts to the
Grand Juries in lofty sentences?that
tho roads were Indexes of the civiliza
tion of a country.
Two Laurens farmers In ante-bellum
times met at a point whore the roads I
forked about Ninety S'x, one going to j
Augusta and ih< other returning.
Which is the bo-t read? Asked
tho citizen going, and tbo re
turniug "r-ighbof answered?nJ went
one and canm the Other, you needn't
b?tfc^r. you won't get far until you
will bo ' e?TFy you didn't take the
other road. So with cur fathers. But
now it is different and we baverji't timo
Good roads aro necessary for our
multiplied population and many indus
tries. The agitation of the present is
a healthy sign, and we hope something
will Como of it. We should build towns
and markets. A farmer should havo
good roads and bo able to leave home
and drive to market, ten miles,
over a hard road, in January, sell his]
farm produce and be home for his]
Gobbling up Autlcrsou.
It seems that one Hudson, of Green
ville, is agent of the Wadsworth Trus
teos, and eoeking to recover for them
lands on which the city of Anderson Is
built. And the good people of Ander
son, or some of them are excited. Wo
are of the opinion that they may rest
their souls in patienco and keop what
they havo if not what thoy own.
In 1858 "Joseph Cox, Esq., surveyor,"
in Wadsworth Trustees vs. Stevon Mc
Cully, and samo vs. Joel Towers, XI
Rich. Law, 424. found that "the greater
part of the villago" of Anderson was
located on Wadsworth land, willed to
the "poor white ohlldrou of Maj. Dun
lap's battalion, Laurons District, for
These were test cases, but tho De
fendants got off and held the lands un
der the plea that they had been in ad
verse possession for twenty yearn and
the Trustees bad slept upon the rights
of ' the poor white children". In the
above cases the Defendants claimed
under a Grunt. It may bo different in
the present cases and the Defendants
may claim under leasos.
Wo learn that tho cherry tree bus
iness wont like hot cake-, in the city
and also county. Post offices are now
loaded with dainty bunches of tho
trees. In many cases tho ladies got
their money according to contract, and
in many their money was utterly los'.
In some cases very poor girls who could
ill afford to lose a ponny lost their re
mittances $12.00 and upwards. But wis
dom comes from experience and that is
best which is paid for . The girls havo
our sympathy and we trust that the
rascals will soon be hammering stones
' in the "good roads" movemont. There
are other schemes which will roach
and havo fascinating features.
?'Peace on Earth," Etc.
k Beforo another issue of our paper
that sacred season will have dawned
when all Christian hearts should ex
pand and soften towurds those less for
tunate of our noighbors. "The poor
wo have with us always" and thero are
those among our good worron and men
too, who will oearch out their modest
uncomplaining wnts. While we think
of tho deserving poor abroad let us not
forgot that oharltj begins indocd at
homo anl that of the Christian virtues
?'the greatest of these Is charity."
Congressman's Residences, Washing
ton, D. G.i
Senator B. R. Tblman, 1221 East Cap
Sonator John L. McLaurin, 1010 East
Congressman J. T. Johnson is not as
yet permanently located, but you will
And him in his seat when the House Is
in session, and send in your card.
Carnegie's munificent gift of ten
Millions to the Goverment for a Nation
al Institution of learning at Washing
ton, reads liko a fairy tale. The gift 7s
In the .shape of Bonds In the big Steel
ojneern and they must be reduced to
leash beforo the Government can accept
Ronublicans give it out that they
[ill bo able to absorb for pensions the
rmous surplus at Washington and
k ^ n the Congress by June.
re is no moas'iring the gastron
lancial capacity of a Ropubllcan
iullivan Township Railroad caso
Fguod last Monday before the Hu
offor Ono Hundred Dollars Uo
Fd for any case of Catarrh that can
'bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
If. J. Chknky & Co., Props.,
[e, the undorsigned, having known
? Cheney for tho last 15 years, and
:vo him perfectly houorablo In all
|ness transactions and financially
to carry out any obligations made
& Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
TYil>JN(?, KlNNAN & Marvin?,
Wholesale Druggists, Tolodo, O.
fall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
f, acting d'rcoUy ypoti tho blood
fcuooub surfneos of the system, i
" . per bottje. Sold by all Drug, j
In tin- fingers, toes, arum, ami other
parts of the body, arc joints that are
inflamed and swollen by rheumatism?
that acid condition of the blood which
affects the muscles also.
Sufferers dread to move, especially
after sitting or lying long, and their
?ond it ion is commonly worse in wet
"It bus been a Iouk than since wu have
been without Hood's Sarsaparllla. My
father Hunk.-, lie could not do without it.
He bos been troubled with rheumatism
since be was a buy, and Hood's Ktirsupa
rilla is the only medicine be cun tako that
will enable him to take Ids place in the
Held." Miss Ada Doty, Sidney, Iowa.
Remove tho cnuse of rheumatism?no
outward application can. Take them.
In the spat between our Senators tho
othor day the hoary Hoar didn't for
get when he sal 1 a Senator couldn't
withdraw his resignation. In recon
struction times a vagabond carpet-bag
preachor represented the Darlington
District, our State, in the lower House
of Congre-s. For the appointment of
a boy outside his District to a West
Point cadetshlp ho accepted a large
bribe. A resolution was Introduced to
expel him for the bribery. Just as the
vote was about to be taken and would
eertainly pass, the fellow Bent to the
Speakers desk his resignation, intend
ing to make 9 speech. Blaine, who
was La the chair, and lightning, ac
cepted tho resignation instanter, didn't
hear the follow, and told htm he was
no longer a congressman.
This citing of a South Carolina case
reminds of Aesop's eagle. An archer
brought him down from tho sky and j
tho eagle didn't mind death so much as
that in dying he recognized that a
feather from his own wing had guid
ed tho mortal weapon to nis breast.
Blaine was all right then, but Hoar
may be wrong now.
For Dress Parade.
Greenville sends a committee to
Washington toseeuro for that growing
and. vigorous city an "Army Post." Co
lumbia, another vigorous carooring
Carolina city, follows the Piedmont ex
ample and posts a committee to Wash
ington. The Martial Spirit is a noble
impulse and the para-phernalla of
"Grimvisazed war" will Inspiro tho
manhood of these young cities just
now putting on the manly toga.
Now and then the souofous voice of
the auctioneer is heard on the publio
square. Respond totbo muslo and you
will und a small circle surrounding a
lean mule or disconsolate Pide in tho
grip of a Lien?going, going, gone, for
flour und bacon and hay last Spring.
But Wa?h Munro, the aotloneer, says
that it Is not eo bad as It has been in
The second Tuesday in January is
fixed by the Constitution for the con-|
vening of the Legislature. As the!
month comes in on Wednesday, the I
1-f'h is tho day, tho lutest possible!
Tillman and Melauirin are "skating
on thin ice." It may turn out that
they aro not senators.
A shoo drummer, for an Atlanta
house, named Hollis, killed In Green
ville his wife, her sister and then him
A majority of the Court of lnqury
find against Schloy. The country will
find against them.
The majority was big?two to one
(of tho three) against Dewey, who was
Dr. John O. Wilson goes to Abbeville
instead of Floronce as originally ap
Asleep Amid Flames.
Breaking into a blazing home, somo
firemen lately dragged the sleeping in
mates from death. Fancied security,
and death near. It's that way when you
neglect coughs and colds. Don't do it
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption gives perfect protootion a
galnat all Throat, Chest and Lung
Troubles. Keep it near, and avoid suf
fering, death, and doctor's bill. A tea
spoonful stops a late cough, persistent
use the most stubborn. Harmless and
nice tasting, its guaranteed to satisfy
by Laurens Drug Co. Price 50c and
$1 00. Tr at bottle free.
The "Dion'1 and "Selz" 8hoes for
users at popular price--$8 00 and $3.60.
J. Ei Minter & Bro.
Gold, Sterling Silver, and
they are Beauties.
Don't fail to see them !
line of Sterling Silver Novel
ties for the Holiday Season.
Sterling Silver, and plated Table
ware, always the BEST and NEWEST
designs. Cut Glass.
We are prepared to execute at short
notice all kinds of Watch and Jewelry
repairing in the best and proper style.
Bring us your eyes to make new.
Laurcns, S. C.
iMERCHANTS' AND FARMERS' BON
DED WARE HOUSE CO
Tho undersigned is with the above
Company for the season, ?s manager
and weigher for the Company. He
guarantees entire satisfaction and will
bo glad of the public patronage.
J. WADE ANDERSON.
Sept. 2?, '91?3mo.
ALL CASES OF
DEAFNESS OR HARD HEARING
ARE NOW CURABLE
by our new invention. Only those born deaf arc incurable.
HEAD NOISES CEASE IMMEDIATELY.
CF. A. WERMAM, OF BALTIMORE, SAYS:
Baltimore, Md., March jo. toor.
Centtemtn ; ? Being entirely cured of deaf new. thanks to your treatment, I wiU now girt yon
a full nistory of my ease, to be used at your discretion.
About five years ego my right ear began to sing, and this kept on getting worse, until I lost
my hearing in this ear entirely.
I underwent a treatment for catarrh, for three months. without any success, consulted s nuet?
berof physicians, among others, the most eminent ear specialist of this city, who told me tha'
only an operation could help me, and even that only temporaril
then ce*se, but the hemiug in the affected ear would be tost forever
I then saw your advertisement accidentally in a New York paper, and ordered your treat
ment. After I had used it only a few days uccording to your directions, the noises ceased, and
to-dav. after five weeks, ray hearing in the diseased ear has been entirely restored. X thank you
heartily and beg to remain Vcry truly yours,
,vh P. A. WURMAN, 73&S. Broadway, Baltimore, Md.
Our treatment does not interfere with your usual occupation,
^.?rnee*Bd YOU CAN CURE YOURSELF AT HOME ???S?'-?
INTERNATIONAL AURAL CLINIC, 598 U SALLE AVE., CHICAGO, ILL* *
Whits, Mack, Wax, China Hunds, All sorts, Prico* and
Sixes. We are selling them CJlion.j?. Webougljttoo
many?-see our front window filled with
They are wonderful Bargains, you will
_iXJlO* think bo too when you see them.
ere are more Babies over here than anywhere in the
?3T There are mor
county. Com? while they are cheap.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store..
Papers are Full Of Wordy Advertisements!
^mm%> But you can tell by the ring an Honest Dollar from a Counterfeit.
A cracked bell makes a noise, but it does not peal out harmony of perfection. There is the same difference in stores and in adver
tising and in merchandising. The flashing of sensational prices will not tempt a thoughtful Clothing, Shoe or Hat buyer.
HE WANTS VALUES!
If it were possible for one to interview all the men in Laurens and County and
ask them where they buy their Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings, etc.,
fully one-third ot them would say at?
DAVIS, ROPER & CO., Laurens' Greatest Store.
-Hundreds of them would say my father bought my first suit there and 1 have been buying all my Clothing, Shoes, Hats, etc., there ever since.
You can't pull old customers away from us, and we are making new ones every day!
There's reason for it, of course: Honest Goods! Goods that Wear!
Specials This Week:
Jeans Pants worth 5(K now
Jeans l'ants worth 75c now
Jeans Pants worth $1 ()() now
Cassimere Pants worth $1.25
and $1.50 now
Boys' Knee Suits worth $1.00
Boys'Knee Suits worth 82-00
now $ 1
Men's Suits worth. $4.00 now 2
Men's Suits worth $6 0D now 4
And all the way up the line we are
offering big values that cannot be
Men's Shoes worth $1 l\~> now
Men's Shoes worth ?1 50 now $ I
Big lot of Shoes worth $1.25
to $2.00 now
Big lot of Shoes worth $3.00
Ladies' Suits worth $6 00 to
$22.50 now $;i <)8 to $1 2
Ladies' Hats worth $1.00 to
$4.00 now (>5ctO$l
You can't touch 'em for the price.?
Dress Goods, Silks, Gloves, Skirls.
Everything you want! Dressing
Sacks and Jackets. All must go!
There is no guess work about our Cloth
ing, Hats, Shoes, or anything we sell. What
you buy of us you can depend on. Christ
mas will soon be here. Come and see us and
prepare for same by buying of us, and we
know you will have money left in your pock
Davis, Roper & Co
Famous Outfitters for Men, Women and Children.
The Most Popular School 4Hrl and Hoy.
Bound Trip Tickets to the
The Advbrtiskr has decided to
have another voting contost. this time
for the most popular school girl nnd
boy in tho county. Everybody remem
bers the contest in the Spring for the
' "most popular young lady", and this
I contest will bo conducted In the same
Tho-prizes offered avre two round trip
tickets to the Charleston Exposition,
ono for the most popular school girl tho
oilier for the most popular school boy
in Laurens county. The contest
will last November, December and
January, and it will close at 4 o'clock
on Tuesday afternoon before the first
issue of tho paper In February.
A moro extensive explanation of tho
plan is given below. Send in your
votes at once.
At the top of column appears nrint
ed ballots with a blank space in which
the name of tho girl and boy you wish
to voto for may Ijo written In Ink- or
pencil. Clip these ballots aud iutnd
theai or send them to Thk Advxk
tisuk ell ice. by mail. Any person may
voto as many of theso ballots as bo
choose* and persons living out of tha
ooanty may -vot0, but tho girl and boy
voted for must be residents of the coun
ty. Tho ballots can be saved and voted
altogether or eaoh wcok as it suits tho
Kaoh week the names of tho girls
aud boya voted for and the number of
votoa will bo nubltohod. It will bo a
good idoa to boglrj your voting noxt
thk votinu contebt:
Frank Dorroh. TS
Lillian Hums,. -IK
Belle Madden,. Oil
Hugh Kuller,. 35
Arthur Foucno,. 11
Charlie Kern,. 1
Hen Anderson. 21
Wlluia Kamoy,. 2
Marie Phllpot,. :?
Jockoy Murff,. 2
ltuth Crisp,. 7H
Bora Balloy. 21
Miller Smith. 14
Hruco Heilarua,. 10
Hammond A.lam ,. IB
Olli Admin. II
Bay BhninouH.. ft
Gary Brown. 1
Duucan Sulllvtrj,. ftO
Annie Calue Boyd,. 1
u-.,..?w nr>,.n?. i*?
Tins Auditor's Oflicowill beopou
from the ist day of Janunay to1
tho'JOtli day of February, L?02, to
receive returns of Kcal Estate and
Personal property for taxation in
For tho convenience of Taxpay
ors the Auditor will at tend the fol
lowing named places to receive re
turns for paid year to wit:
Jacks Township, Dr. I'. M. SetzlerV,
.January Oth from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Jacks Township, tlenno, Januury 7,
from 10 a in to 2 p ra.
Hunter Township. Clinton, January'
I 8th, from 10 a in to 2pm.
Hunter Township, residence of Duok
Young, January Oth, from 10 a m to 2
Cros* Iliil Township, Spring Clrove,
January 10th, from 10 a m to 2 p 111.
Cross Hill Township, Cross Hill, Jan
nary 11th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 13th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Ekom, January
Mih, from 10 am to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Mt. Gallagher,
January 16lh, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Breworton, Jan
nary 10Lh, from 10 a m to 2 pm.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Jan
uary 17th, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling Shoals,
January 17th, from 1 p m to 4 p m.
j Dial Township, Abnor Bnbb's, Janu
ary 18lb, from 0 a m to 12 in.
Dial Township, D. D. Harris', Janu
ary 20th, from 10 a m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, V. A. White's, Janu
ary 21at, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Cook's Store,
January 22d. from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Young's Store,
January 23d, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Pleasant Mound,
January 24th, from 0 a net to 12 m.
! Young's Township, Lanford Station,
j January 24th, from 2 to 4 p in.
Sctifllotown Township, Tylorsvillo
January 25th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
It will save much timo to tax
payers, also greatly facilitate
; tho work of the A9Hessor, if ev
I ery person boforo leaving homo
: will mnko out a complete list of
every item of personal property
; in the following order : Horses,
cattle, mules, sheep and goats,
i b?ge, watchc3, organs and piau
i os, buggies, wagons and car
riages, dogs, merchandise, ma
ichinery aud engines, moneys,
I notes and accounts above indeb
tedness, and all other property,
It is always required that the
Auditor get. the first given name
of the tax-payor in full.
Under tho head of place of
residence on tax return,give tho
All male citizens between tho
ages of twenty.one and sixty
! years, on the in of January, ex
j bept tlioso who are incapable of
earning a support from buing
maimed, or from other causes,
aro doomed taxable polls. Con
federate veteraus oxcepted.
And all tax-payorsare required
to give number of their school
district. Thoy aro nlso request
ed to state wholhor the property
is situated in town or in the
After tho 20ili day of February noxt
fifty per cent, penally will bo attached
for failures to tnako returns.
lu overy community thcro aro persons
' who cauuot reader that do not take a
I newspaper, Those more fortuoato may
returning for theiu.
Tbo assessing and collecting taxes is
?lone in the same year, and wo have to
aggrcgato the number and value of all
horses, mules, cattle and other pieces of
personal property as well a: the reres of
land, lots and buildings and their value
(hat there arc in this county, and have
die same on file iu tlx; Comptroller (Jen
er a l's ifl'iec by the 30th of June of each
year, and from that time to the liret day
of October the Auditor's and Treasurer's
duplicate have to be completed and an ab
stract of the work in the Comptroller
(iencrai's office by that time, which will |
show at a glance that the Auditor has no
time to tako returns, or anything else
much, between the 1st day of October,
hut work on the books and the blanks.
We hope, therefore, that all taxpayers
will make their returns in time.
W. L. FERGUSON,
Due. 5th, 1901.?tf.
Remember before buy
ing to look at our stock.
Imported Vases, Wedge
Wood, Cake Plates,
Comb and Brush Sets-Etc .
Toys from 5 cts to 50 cents.
Dolls from 5 cts to $1.00.
BOOKS! BOOKS!! Latest
popular books $1.50 wc sell at
Over 300 Volumes of best
fiction, worth 40 and 50 cts, we
sell at 25 cents.
Books for Boys at 25 cents.
Books for Girls at 25 cents.
Glad to show you. Come.^
Palmetto Drug Co.
Look for sign with the Tree.
We Scour and Pre?s Men's
Suits, Overcoats, Ladies' Skirts
and Jackots beautifully. Wo
have a special department for
this lino of work and do it
with the same care and precis
ion as our Laundry work.
are Very Moderate.
May we not t>ond our wagon
for a packago ot this kind?
Wo guarantee to ploaee yon.
Laurens Steam Launch*
For the next IS Days we
will offer our entire lino of One
Dollar, fine wide all-wool, Ve
netian and Broadcloths at 00c.
These goods are all this seasons
purchase and embrace the anost
Those who are on the look
out for a nice Black Dress of la
test weave, fast dye and perfect
finish at a moderate cost, here
end your quest at
W. G. W?son & Co.
THE OLD FIRM
KENNEDY BROS. I'
tho Undortakiug business at tho old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and R0BB8, and HEARSE, at tho
A continuance of the generou patronage hitherto < xb ndud u*
olioitod. Reotfully KENNEDY BROS.. I f; or eng. p. C
h. E. Gil AY
J. C. PIIKALY,
GRAY & SHEALY,
o buy and use a lot of paint and lind
that the col or fades or changes or the
surface cracks, blisters or peels No
trouble of this kind with
They are satisfaction givefs.
They are not high priced. They
cover a larger surface than ordinary
They will defy sun and storm lor
years Try some.
Mantels, Columns, Scroll Work a Specialty.
OKA\ & 8?EALY, Laurens, S