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Aidon Benedict's "Fablo Roman!'
which will bo presented at the City
< >p in House, March 14th, is an adapta
tion by Ohas. W. Chase, of Marie Cor
rolll's famous novel "Tho Vendetta"
and is pronounced everywhere to be
one of the best melodramas now on the
road. It lias been played continuously for
the past 13 yoars, a longer contlnlous
life than has ovor greeted any other
lay In tho history of tho American
tage. Its wonderful success Is the
best proof of its unquestionable merit
and for this season Mr. Benedict prom
ises his patrons a stronger company
and better production than ever before
Walter Lawrence who created the part
of Fablo and Miss Martha Beauford
will sustain the principal characters.
A Talented Woman.
The following is taken from tho Co
lumbia correspondence of tho Abbe
ville Medium: "I walked part of the
way to church with Miss Euphemia
McCllnlock a teacher In the Presby
terlon College for Women. She Is one
of the most talented women In the
State. She is a daughter of Rev. E.
P. McCIintock, of Newberry, who
married Mies Lizzie Young of Due
West, and, of courso, stands by the
church of her fathers."
Mies McCIintock has relatives and
friends 111 Laurons who will bo glad to
soc that she Is appreciated.
Death of Col. John U. Williams.
Col. John G. Williams, a promlnont
and well known citizen of Cross Hill,
in Laurens county, died on Monday
morning, February 24th, 1902, after a
lingering illness. He was a large and
prosperous farmer, besides being close
ly identified with other interests which
tended to build up his county and
State. Ho ably and wisely represent
enhis county In the Legislature seve
ral terms. In early life he married
Miss Nannie Campbell, of Laurens,
who survivos him. Ho leaves no chil
dren. He was a devoted member of
the Mothodlst church. In his death
the State has lost a truo and good
man and his wlfo a noble and devotod
husband. Col. Williams was the broth
er-in-law of MrB.|T. A. Norton, of Wal
halla, ho and the late Judge J. J. Nor
ton having married sisters. Our sio
oore condolence is extended to tho be
reaved family.?Keowee Courier.
"Crystallzed" Granulated Sugar, 20
pounds for $1.C0.
'?Red Iron Racket,"
Laurens' Shoe and Clothing House.
?)^" Wanted a man to co'lect on
our accounts in this county and sell
Sewing Machines. Good contract to
the right kind of man. Address,
Singer Sowing Machine Co.,
Spartanburg, S. C,
The ADVERTISER and the Weekly
Constitution for $1.75. See ad in this
We are the only house whero you
can find a complete Uno of agate-Iron
cooklng-waro at prices that everybody
can buy. Call to see the line.
8. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
All the newest designs In pompadours
and back combs. Price 10 cts to 25 cts.
We hevo a new lot of those extra
value Oak bed-room suils at $15-50,
worth Twenty dollars everywhere.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Subscribe for tho Semi-Weekly State
and The Advertiser, $2.25.
We have just opened a beautiful lot
of Percale and corded Mad>,?a, >n west
desirable patterns. Prlco 8 cts to 15
cts per yard.
Bryan's Commoner and The Ad
vertiser for $1.(55.
"The prettiest over seen" is what
everybody says about our Spring Shirts".
The price is only $1.00
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Calico at 3} cents at
J. E. Mintor & Bro.
Wo havo just received a handsome
line of Ginghams, tho fabric for early
Spring, only 10 cents per yard.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURENS,
At Laurens, In the State of South Car
olina, at the C108C of Business,
Feb. 25th, 1902.
Loans and discounts, $05,175 24
Overdrafts, securod 681 01
u. S. Bonds to secure circula
tion, 10,000 00
Premiums on U. 8 Bonds, 740 00
Stocks, securities, etc. 7,308 23
Banking-house, furniture, and
fixture?, 3,991 55
Other real estate owned, 2,800 00
Due from National Banks (not
Reserve Agents) 108 40
Due from approved reserve agonts 3,790 80
Checks and other cash items, 5 58
Notes of othor National Banks, U00 00
Fractional paper ourrency,
niokols, and conts, 317 73
Lawful money reserve in
Spooie, 5,372 50
Legal-tender notes, 1,305 00 0,077 50
Rodomptlon fund with U. 8.
Treasuror (5 per cont. of
circulation,) 800 00
Total, $138,999 51
Capital stock paid in, $ 63,000 00
Surplus fund, 12^600 00
Undivided profile, loss expen
ses and luxen paid, 3,504 50
National Bank notos outstand
ing, 14,000 00
Due to othor National Banks, 8,627 CO
Duo to State Banks and Bankers, 888 26
Dividends unpaid, 220 50
Individual deposits subjoot to
Oheek, 31.833 08
Time certificates of deposit, 3,375 00
Billa payable, Including certifi
cates of deposit for money
borrowed, 0,000 00
Total, $138,999 51
STATE of SOUTH CAROLINA,
County op Laurens.
I, Jno. Aug. Barksdale, Cashior, of the
"hove namod bank, do solemnly swear
tnat the abovo statoment is truo to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
- John Aua. Bahksdai.r,
!Subscribed and aworn to before me,
this the 4th day of Mar. 1002.
O. G. Thompson,
Judgo of Probate, L. C.
JOHN A. BARS DALE, )
B. F. POSEY, V Directors.
JOHN W. FERGUSON,)
NOTICE is hereby given that the
partnerships heretofore existing be
tween the undersigned under the firm
name of Ball & Simkins Is dissolved.
Those Indebted to the Arm aro request
ed to make payment at onco to Mr.
B. W. Ball,
L. W. Simkins.
Maroh 1st, 1902.
FIRE, ACOIDENT,STEAM BOILER,
PLATE GLASS, FIDELITY
When wishing any pf these call
? W. H. DIAL, AoENT,
1 'Hb Laurens, S. O.
Iftflr r>W"" 44? Residence 89.
> Salcsday passed off without note
worthy incident. The crowd wast mall.
, Judge Thompson made a salo of land
in the Maddox estate and things wero
llvoly in the bane-yard, and many
horses found ucw masters- Arrange
mints for labor and supplies woro made
and, economy having been used about
these matters, hope Is entertained that
money matters In the Fall will be lees
At a meetlngof the Tri-Stato Mecical
association, embracing (he medical
fraternity of North and South Cnrollnn
and Virgina, Dr. U E. Hughes was
elected Secretary and Treasurer of the
Association. This is a high and de
served compliment to Dr. Hughes,
whoso ability Is recognl/ed at homo
and abroad. Physicians desiring to
become members of the Association
should address Dr. R, E. Hughes,
Seo'y Trl-Stato Mod. Association, Luu
rens, S. 0.
The recent Act of tho Legislature
provides as follows for Courts in
Court of Goneral Sessions?On tho
Fourth Monday in January, Fourth
Monday in July; Third Monday In Oc
Court of Common Pleas?On the
Second Monday In July, and on tho
Wednesdays following tho Fourth Mon
day In January, tho Fourth Monday in
July and tho Third Monday La Oc
Honry Brown, a colored man living
just out of towu sustained a heavy loss
last week. On Friday morning he was
coming into town with a load of wood
when In crossing the river at tho ford
on Church street, in tho direction of
Dr. J. A. Bnrksdalo's farm, tho wagon
was overturned and the mule and
horse, which ho was driving were
drowned. Brown himself only escap
ed by catching and swinging on to the
foot brldgo near by. The rlvor was
swollen from tho heavy rain of the
Krevlous night. This ford has always
een treacherous and needs bridging
John Sullivan, colored, Is in jail
charged with breaking into the houso
of Mr. John D. Powers, a leading cit
izen of Barksdale'*, Saturday night a
v ?c ago. It was tho second attempt
made recently to break into the house,
the first falling. Tho thief carried
off some jewelry. Sullivan has con
fessed to belog the thiof and a part of
tho jewolry has been recovored.
Death or Mrs. J. C. Elliott.
Mrs. Rosa Elliott, wife of Mr. J. C.
El'lott, died at her homo in this city
at noon on yesterday, of pneumonia,
after an illness of about ten days.
Mrs. Elliott was a sister of Dr. W R.
Harris, Mr. Tom Harris, Mrs. Honry
Wbarton and Mrs. Ireno Henderson, of
Waterloo. She leaves a little daughter
about twelve years of ago and a de
voted husband, who havo the deepost
sympathy In their 6ore bereavement.
The burial will take place at the City
Cemetery at throo o'clock this after
noon. Rev. W. B. Duncan of the Metho
dist Church, conducting the servicos .
Your Uroeer Can Hot It.
Bransford's "Clifton" patent flour is
mado of the best selected wheat grown
on Kentucky eoil, and Is milled with as
much regard to the nutrltlvo value of
the flour as it's color and rising quali
ties, to say nothing of the fact that
the Anti-Adulteration League guaran
tees its purity. Ask your grocer for
"Clifton", he can and will get it, if you
insist mi having it. Our "White Pawn"
(half patent) is just as pure; not so
whlto. hut cdiniinRtv For V?w M. H.
Fowler and T. N. Barksdalo.
We aro .?onding out accounts for tho
la6t time this Spring. In all cases
where subscribers were behind to any
great amount we are making reduc
tions, in tho hope that they will settle
up and start again with a (dean record.
Wo beg that all subscribers who are
badly behind will at least come in and
see us about thoir accouuts. Wo are
willing on account of tho scarcity of
money to make very considerable re
ductions to all, owing over three dol
lars, who will settle In the month of
The Ouly One.
Tho osdy fancy patont Hour manufac
tured South of the Ohio river that is
guaranteed pure by tho Ami Adulte
ration League and boars its registered
trade-mark, thus affording the con
sumer absolute immunity from tho
poisonous m'noral that is being used
to adulterate flour, is "Clifton", mado
at Bransford Mills, Owonsboro, Ky.
Your grocer can get it, If you Insist.
Our "White Fawn" (half patent) Is
just as pure as ''Clifton", though not
so white, and is forty cents a barrel
cheaper For sale by M. H. Fowler
and T. SI. Barksdale.
Death of Rev. David Todd.
Rev. David Todd died in this city at
the home of his hrother, Dr. T. E.
Todd, at about seven o'clock last Wed
nesday evening bavlngsuffered a stroke
of paralysis on Wednesday morning.
Rev. Mr. Todd was a minister of tho
Presbyterian Church and had served
as pastor a number of churches in this
state and Mississippi. In the latter
state he married, his wife dying many
J'osrs ago. Mr. Todd wes a son of tho
ate Samuel R. Todd, and is survived
by two brothers, Dr. T. E. Todd and
Mr. J. Wells Todd and by one sister
Mrs. James Johnson, of Alabama. He
was a graduate of tho South Carolina
College. Mr. Todd lived a life of con
secration and great usefulness to his
ohurch and was hold In general and
high esteem. He was burled at tho
olty cemetery at ten o'clock on Friday
morning, funeral services having beon
flr6t conducted at the Presbyterian
Church by Rov. Mr. Adams.
Tho pall bearers were Col. J. W.
Ferguson, Col. H. Y. Simpson, W. R.
Richey, P. A Simpson, Dr. II. K. Al
ken, J. J. Pluss, A Huff and E. H.
Tho Hev. W. B. Wharton, Superin
tendent of the Epworth Orphango, has
returned from a (rip to Clinton and
Waterloo. While in Clinton he visited
the Thornwell Ornhanago and was fa
vorably impressed with tho institution.
?State Feb. 2flth.
The Governor has pardoned Mar
shall I. Irby, a negro convicted in 1899
in Laurens county of murder with a
recommendation to mercy and sentenc
ed to lifo imprisonment. Judge Town
send and ten of the jurors recommended
such action.?Groenvillo Nows.
. NEW CENTURY COMFORT.
Millions are dally finding a world of
comfort in Bueklon's Arnica Salvo. It
kills pain from Burn*, Scalds,- Cuts,
Bruises; conquers Ulcers, and Fever
Sores; cures Eruption, Salt Rheum,
Boils and Felons; removes Corns and
Warls. Best Pile cure on earth. Only
26o. at I.aurens Drug Store.
Another car-load of Buok(a Stoves
just received. Don't you need one? If
co, call or write ua for prices.
S. M. & E. H. WUkes.
We can show you a beautiful line of
fanoy china, suitable for birthday or
wedding presents' Very cheap. Call
and look through. We are always glad
to show j on.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes.
Rugs, rugs, rugs, rugs. The largest
line ever sten in Laurens just received
K 8. M. & E. II. Wllkes.
Just received a beautiful line of Per?
eatea at 10 cents per yard.
J. B. Minter * Uro*
AND BRIEF NOTES OF RECENT
Mr. Joseph Crows was In the city
from Atlanta last week.
Col. J. D. M. Shaw visited Columbia
A houso to rent. Apply at this
Miss Lee Nelson went to Baltimore
Miss Lutle Wright spent last week
with tho family of Col. H. Y. Simpson.
Misses i-'.li/.a and TallulabCaine have
returned from a visit to Greenville.
Dr. W. R. Harris, of Waterloo, spent
Thursday in the city.
Mr. Ewart Flke, of Enoree, was In
town last Thursday.
The next Lyceum attraction comes
iu about two weeks.
Mrs, Thompson, of Spartanburg, Is
visiting Mrs. W. E. Lucas.
Mrs. n. K. Alkcn Is visiting at Coro
naca this week.
Mr. M. B. Boole, of Tylersvillo, was
In town Monday.
Mr. J. E. Mlnter, of Sedalla, Is in
the city this week.
Mr. W. W. Kennedy spont Sunday In
Dr. John P. Young, of Chester, was
In tho city Saturday.
Roads and bridges in this county aro
reported in very bad condition.
The February Furman Echo is un
usually bright and well edited.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R, Rlohoy will go
to the Exposition this week.
Mrs. Conic Wilson Is visiting rela
tives in the olty.
Miss Azlle Wilson Is expected In the
city from Greonville this wook.
Mr. J. Li Bell and family have re
turned from Spartanburg and are
again living In Laurcns.
Mrs. Lola Tune, wlfo of Mr. Charles
W. Tune, died at her home In this city
at 10 o'clock last night.
Miss Nannie May Wright has re
turned home after a visit to Miss Mary
McGowan of Spartanburg.
Sunt. Jones of the Graded School is
now occupying Mrs. L. N. Boyd's house
near the Graded School.
Mrs. A. C. Goodwin gavo a free lec
tnrc on hoalth at the Opera House on
Mrs. Alice Young, who has been
very ill with pneumonia, we are glad
to learn, is improving.
Col. B. W. Ball Is having three neat
cottages erected en North Church
Street, which will be for rent.
Profossor Charles Owings, of Gray
Court spent Sunday with Superin
tendent of Education Brooks.
Col. and Mrs. Richard Simpson, of
Pcndloion, wore tho guosts last wook
of Mr. and Mrs. Creswoll Garlington.
Mibs Allio Holllngsworth, of Cross
Hill, is In the city visiting her sister,
If you are badly behind with Tiik
Adviohtiseu settle this month and
get a big reduction on what you owe.
Miss Bessie Todd came down from
Converse College to attend the funeral
of her unclo, Rev. David Todd.
Rev. O. T. Porcher, of Greenwood,
will hold a service at the Episcopal
Church at 4 o'clock to-morrow (Thurs
Don't fall to see the beautiful scenery
used In tho production of "Fabio llo
mani" atthoClty Opera nouse on tho
14th of this month.
Charles Broadway Rouse, the blind
New Yo/k Millionaire and ex-Confed
erate soldier, who founded Battle Ab
bey at Richmond, died on March 3rd.
Rev. David Todd, who died in this
city last Wednesday night left a be
quest of a thousand dollars to the First
Presbyterian Church of this cPy.
Be sure to pay up Tiik Advertiser
this month. If you can't come to town
send us what you can and we'll run
you up at reduced rates, provided you
settle this month.
It is expected that services will be
held at tho Episcopal church on Sun
day at 11 in tho morning and at 4:30 In
the afternoon by Rev. Edward McCrady
of Abbeville. .
Mrs. Thomas Cooper, of Ekom, died
in this city on last Wednesday night.
She was a most estimable lady with a
largo circle of relatives and friends.
The burial took place at Union
Mrs. J. H. Shell, widow of the late
James Shell, died at her home at Gray
Court last Wednesday night. Mrs.
Shell was the mother of Mrs.H.L. Swit
zer of this city, who has tho sympathy
of a large circle of friends in her be
Dr. Kol fc E. Hughes road an ablo
paper before the Trf-State Medical As
sociation, which held its annual session
in Ashvllle last week. The association
embraces the physicians of the States
of North and South Carolina and Vir
Messr.-. S M. Wilkes and Lane
Munroo have returned from New York
where they bought a large and beau
tiful lino of furniture, mattirigs, china,
glass waro and novelties, all posslblo
needs of customers being proyided
The cottage on Laurena street, bo*
longing to Mrs. B. W. Bail and adver
tised for rent in this paper has been
white washed on the inside and gono
rally put In good repair. Any one
wishing to rent apply at this office.
Tho house is very near the public
square, has six rooms and rents for
eight dollars por month,
Mr. John W. Clark, a large farmer
and good citizen, living at Tylorsvllle,
died on Sunday, the 2ud. Mr. Clark
was about sixty-five years of age and
leaves a widow and sovoral children,
who have the sympathy of a largo
circle of friends. He was connected
with Messrs. Lee and John Langston
of this city, having married their sis
Mr. James D. Campbell, the Court
stenographer of the 7th Circuit, died
in Columbia on Monday aftornoo:). Mr,
Campbell was ono of tho host stenogra
phers in the Btato, and a courteous and
accommodating gentleman. On his
frequent official visits to Laurens he
made numbers of friends, who ainoere*
ly regret his death. He was a native
of Anderson county.
Mrs. James Owings died on last
Thursday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. F. B. Boland, of Mt. Gallagher.
Mrs. Owings was tho mother of Mr.
Manslleld Owing* and Mrs. J.Rutledge,
of Laurens; Mrs. F. B. Boland, Mrs.
Dr. Arthur Boland, of tbls oounty, and
Mrs. W. B. Whitman, of Blberton,
lionise to Bent.
Mrs. B. W. Ball has a six room cot
tage to rent on Laurens street, very
near tho public icj uaro. The house has,
nlx rooms in it, has a well on the prem
ises and the rent is eight dollars. Any
one desiring to rent the house 'phone
or apply la person to Mrs. Ball.
Seed for Market Wardens.
"Wo can give Truck growors
who buy in quanbitios as
Low Prices as those of any
reliable Seedsmen. Our
Seed come truo to name
and are toated.
Seed lor Merchants.
We can supply smaller
dealers with half and full
quantity papers to retail
at and 5 cents per pa
Seed for small Gardens.
Wo have a full stock of pa
pers In all tho best varie
ties. In Onions wo can
Yellow and ^SETS.
IN PEAS?Morning Star,
First and BoBt, Champion
of England, Early May,
American Wonder, Mar
BUNCH BEANS?Early Valentine,
Green Pod, Mohawk,
Black Wax, Golden
POLE BEANS?Ky. Wonder, Crease
Back, Southern, Pro
lific, Corn Fiold,
Give our seed a trial and you wont
often lose a crop. Old and inferior
seed -are dear at any price. We have
a Book called "999 Questions and An
swers" "best Seed. Anything you
want to find out come in and see if we
cant answer it for you.
The Laurens Drug Co.
103 West Main St.
'Phone 75 Goods delivered,
Meeting of Teachers' Association.
Tho Laurens County Teachers' Asso
ciation will convene in the Courthouse
on Saturday, Mar. 15th, 1902, at 11
o'clock A. B.
1. Teacher's daily preparation for
class work?B. L. Jones, Miss Genia
2. What effort should a teacher put
forth to secure the full enrollment of a'l
children within the school age??Super
intendent C. F. Brooks, Mfss Kate
3 . What should be the true purpose
of the teacher??J. Y. Bryson, Miss
4. How can roading best be taught in
the country schools??George Pitts,
Miss Lide Milam,
W. P. Culukrtscn,
J. A. Maddkn,
W. C. Irby,
Read the splendid clubbing offors
tbls week. Subscribe for "The Com
moner, or The Atlanta Constitution.
Rev. O. L. Jones, a ministerial stu
dent at Furman, has boon oalled to
supply the pulpit of the Fountain Inn
and New Harmony ohurches, both In
Laurens county. Mr. Jones Is a bright
young man and will doubtless make a
splendid pastor.?Greenville News, 1st.
Mr. James Gray, of San Antonio,
Texas, after spending several weeks In
Charleston passed through William
eton yesterday enrouto to his home*.
Miss Lide Matthows went to Laurens
last Saturday returning on Monday.?
If you are scrofulous, dyspeptic,
rhoumatio, troubled with kldnoy com -
Elaint, general debility, laoking
ealth, take Hood's Sarsaparilla.
We are offering some great bargains
In underwear. Bee the line at 86ots.
J. E. M inter & Urn.
THREE residences owned by Dr.
P. B. Connor on Ohestnnt Street. The
first, Dr. Connor's old home, the house
fitted up with eleotrlo lights and wa
terworks, lot containing H Acres.
Also, two cottages, just above, con
taining 6 rooms each, electrio lights
and water. Lots contain one-half
acre each. For terms apply to.
Dr. P. B. Connor,
Greenwood, 8. 0.
W. II. DIAL, M. !>.,
Mo. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Office hours in tin- city from 10 a. m.
to 4 p. m. 'Phone?Residence No. 44;
Office No. 89.
! : \
Two Weeks Longer
We will continue the Bankrupt Sale.
-We do this in order that every one may have an opportunity to gel some of the
We are giving the people. All goods to remain at the same mark-down price.^Jlf you have not visited our store come now, and we are sure you will be
pleased with what you buy. We want to clean our shelves of all goods, so as to have room for our Mammoth Spring Stock.
Our buyer leaves for New York in a few days to buy our Spring Goods.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
who are otir very
5Sle Best F fields!
They are the ones who most appreciate our
complete new Spring stock of
UjpHtoMfiate kitcrjet? Wafe
It pays to buy the be^t and it pays to buy
it here. Most labor-saving devices.
Tin-ware, Granite-ware, Wooden-ware, Oil-cloth.
A good place to Trade. Kf?I V^/^ iZ rf i) i? 'Phono 58.
\M^Lwm - m Laurens, S. C.
Watch Us Grow! lar2est Store under 0fl3 roof
-^- in Upper Carolina!
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.
Wo want to thank the people, and our cur ,.ners generally, for the
valuable patronage thoy havo given um in the past, and as
sure them that they will always find us with an
Good Merchandise, with prices that
cannot and will not be undersold!
Our Mr. Davis and Mr. W. H. Anderson will leave for Northern
Markots Monday, February 17th, to buy our Spring Stock.
Don't buy Spring Stock till
]||[ you see our line, because we
can save you money!
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.,
Guanos and Acids
I am now handling Roystor's Guanos
and Acids, which are well known to the
public and have boen tested and found
first oIrfs, and aro warranted in overy
Also, Obcr'a Guano, which has an es
Parties wiehing to purchase, can And
mo at Palmetto Drug Company, whero
I will be pleased to give them prices,
W. 0. IRBY, 8?.
Jan. 23, lq02?3m.
While visiting schools during Feb
ruary and March I will bo found In my
office on Saturdays and Salesday,
CHAS. F. BROOKS,
C 8, E. L. C.
Feb. 0, 1002.
TAKE notice that on the 18th day of
March, 1902, I will rendor a llnal nc
oount of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estato of A. O. Mar
tin, doc'd., in tho Ofllco of Judge of
Probate for Laurena County, at 11
o'clock, a. in., and on the same dato
will apply for ti llnal discharge from
my trust as administrator,
All persons having domands against
said estato will ploase present them on
or before that day, proven and authen
ticated, or bo forever barred.
J. D. MILLS,
Feb. 10, 1002?4t Administrator.
Dr. Kolfo ?. Hughes,
? Office in Dial Block?over Pal
metto Drug Storo.
Specially propared for Examin
ing and Treating diseases of Eye,
Ear, Throat and Note.
^2AIRM KENNEDY BKOS. wi"r
the Undertaking businoss at the old stand. COFFINS, GASKETS
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at the
A oontmnanoo of the gonerori patronage hithorto extended u?
lolioiled. Reotfully KENNEDY BROS.,Laurent, S. C