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LAUKENS, S. C.| April 2, 1902.
Tho displacement of Assistant United
States District Attorney B. A. Hsgood
to mate* room for a near kinsman,
former partner and private secretary
of Senator McLaurin, ls'properly con
strued to mean that Mr. McLautin has
abandoned hope of re-election and is
thriftily using tho dregs of his power
to provide for bis Immediate depend
ents. For Mr. McLaurin could bavo
done nothing moro prejudicial to his
"cause" than to have inspired tho vir
tual removal of Mr. Hagood. Mr. Ha
good has always been a Republican
but bas never been a partisan and has
never mingled iu the least with the
offensive class of South Carolina Re
publicans, lie is a man of ?rst-rato
ubility and of tho higher? character,
and this 's R?<d t\* \,tm- n0't as a Repub
lican but as moasurod by tho best rep
resent.. Jives in tho Democratic or any
other party. Besides, no young man
in the Stato has more personal frionds,
and theso aro largely among tho up
country manufacturers--the supposed
basis of McLaurin's strength. Num
bers of influential men predisposed to
wards McLaurin will emphatically re
sent this treatment of an exceptionally
As for C. P. Townsend, the new ap
pointee, be has had practical expe
dience heretofore as Republican, Dem
ocrat, Alliance advocate, TUlmanlte,
Freo Silverite, and in all other partios
and former factions, except the Con
servative, and only the barronnessof
the latter in Ibo matter of ofllces pro
tected it against his entrance.
In displacing Mr. Hagood, Mr. Mc
Laurin has rebuked the ablest, most
promising and most respectable of
South Carolina Republicans.
During the illness of the l.ito o litor,
Col. Ball, The ADVERTISER has been
edited by Albert C. Todd, Eeq , a mem
ber of the Laurons bar. Mr. Todd did
his work with ability : In fact, he made
It very clear that ho has fine newspaper
talent. Few men in South Carolina,
in or out of the profession, could have
done as well, and the friends of tho
late editor, and tho proprietor of the
paper, are grateful to him. Hereafter
W. W. Ball, the proprietor, will be in
charge of its departments.
Only Certificates Needed.
Miss Kato Malier, Clerk of the State
Pension Department writes Clerk of
Court Bolt that Confederate Veterans
who lost limbs in tho service and de
sire new artificial limb?, as provided
by the Act of the Legislature, may ob
tain thom by eendlog certificate from
tho Clerk of the Court that they for
merly had such artidcial limbs and aro
not now on the pension roll.
There is a likelihood that Charleston
will have the JelTeiles-Fltzslmmons
fight as an additional attraction for
her Exposition. It Is thought there
will bo no opposition to the big mill.
The Governor has not expressed him
self as yot as against it. This "scien
tific boxing contest" will draw the
crowd porhaps bettor than will Roose
velt's visit. A preliminary bout be
tween Senators Tillman and McLaurin
would take very well too. This all
goes to show that tho ''Old City by tho
Sea" is waking up.
All t his past winter there has been
considerable controversy over the war
in the Philippines, Cuban Reciprocity
and the Isthmian Canal. Now that
Summer is nearly here, we hopo some
body will take up a cold question to
discuss, for instance, something about
Alaska or Bebring Strait. The jump
from Torrid /.one to tho Arctic Circle
will be pleasant. The Ico trust may
There i9 a scandal connected with
the recent purchaso of the Danish
West Indios by our Government. This
is not at all surprising considering
that the Republicans are in control of
our governmental machinery.
The Republican's in Congress side
tracked theCrumpacker resolution for
two weoks in order to unseat Mr. Rhea,
Democrat, of Kentucky, and put in
his place Mr. Mar*, a Republican, alias
a Commercial Democrat.
The State campaign this year will
be Interesting enough for the yellow
Journals. If the thermometer goes as
high hm political fevor becomes, wo
will all want to bo tho ico man.
The fact that there have been a few
strikes on In various parts of the coun
try would indioato that the bottom of
the "full dlnnor pail" has dropped
As Bryan is living in a barn, bo will
stand a good chauco of getting all the
tramps in the country to vote for him.
Possibly, too, be will entertain us with
a few tales of the cow.
County politicians aro a little back
ward In announcing thomselves. Veg
etation is also a little slow. But Lent
is now over. Things will liven up af
ter a little.
Mr. Roosevelt is hostile to tho trusts.
Consequently'he will havo a hard time
raising his campaign fund in 1004.
But such is the strenuous life.
Mr. Bryan at last says the Crum
paoker resolution is useless, partisan,
and calculated to stir sectional strife.
We fcgreo with him In that.
Death of Col. B. w. Ball.
Col. Beaufort Watts Ball, (lie oldest
momber of the Laurens bar, and since
March, 1894, editor of The Adveiiti
BKR, died at bis borne on Hampton
Street, in this city, at 5 40 o'olock on
tho morning of Thursday, March 27th,
having reached tbo age of 71 years, 4
months and 11 days. Col. Ball con
tracted a severe cold early in Novem
ber and was in feeble health through
out the winter. On February 17th ho
had an attack, with symptoms of heart
failure, but from this he quickly ral
lied, though he did not again leave his
room. He was not then regarded us in
immediate danger and it was hoped
that ho would be able to return to his
Office? At 20 minutes to 10 o'clock on
the night of March 5th, bo was
stricken with paralysis, his right sido
being affected. After that ho grad
ually rank until he passed away. His
funeral was held from the Church of
tbo Epiphany, Episcopal, at 11 A. M.
on the 28th, the services being con*
ducted by Uov. W. 8. Holmes, until re
cently the Hector. Tho Interment
was in the family lot at the city ceme
Tbo pall-bearors were: Active--H.
K. Alkon, M. L. Copeland, W. B. Lu
cas, Jas. T. Crews,Col. H. Y. Simpson,
C. D. Barksdale, N. B. Dial and John
F. Bolt; honorary?I>r. Jno. A. Barks
dale, II. W. Andorson, Dr. W. C. Irby,
W. W. Jones, L. W. Simklns, J. Henry
Kennedy, Col. T. B. Crows, W. H. Mar
tin, S. D. Garlington, Dr T. E. Todd.
Dr. J. J. Boozer, Col. J. W. Ferguson,
Judge O. G. Thompson and Wm. L.
Tho funeral was attended by a largo
concourse, among those present being
a number of Confederate veterans
from various parts of Laurens county.
Col. Ball was born Novomber 16,
1830, on tho banks of Cane Crook near
its continence with tboSaluda, in Cross
IHH township. John Ball, a well-to
do farmor, was his father and Narcissa,
daughter of Capt. John Watts, was his
mother. His father died when tho ton
was four years old. The lato Dr. John
P. Watts, of Cross Hill, his uncle, was
appointed his guardian. Ho was named
for another uncle, Col. Beaufort Taylor
Watts and by him in large measure
was brought up.
Ho attended neighborhood schools in
Cross Hill and when about 18, camo to
school hore, living at the homo of his
second cousin, the lato W.D.Watt?,
afterwards his father-in-law. At 14 or
15 he entered Eraklne College, whore
ho went through the sophomore class.
He then attended a high school in Co
lumbia for a year, living with his undo,
Col B. T. Watts, and the next year
entered the Junior Class of the South
Carolina College, gadua ing in 1851,
12th in a c'ass of 50 members. Return
ing from college, he studied law In tho
ofllc'j of the late C. P. Sullivan and was
admitted to practice in 1854. In 1859
be was elected colonel of the 40th Mili
tia Regiment. When the war between
the States begau ho was elected 1st
Lieutenant of a company commanded
by Col. Matt Jones, but when tho com
pany reached Columbia tho reglmont
was found to bo made up and It was
not mustered in. Col. Ball then vol
unteered in Co. B, Capt. M. W. Gary,
Hampton's Legion, and as a private,
fought at First Manassas. Capt. Gary
became Colonel of tho regiment and
made him Adjutant, and when Col.
Gary became brigadier general in 18(54,
be appointed Adjutant Ball Assistant
Adjutant General with tho rank of
Captain, and as such he served until
Lee's surrender. Ho was wounded
slightly once, a partially spent ball
srriking his head and knocking him
senseless from hin hoc-e. Three horsos
were killed under him, and onco ho was
a prisoner for five minutes, but by a
bold dash escaped. .
In 18(55 Col. Ball, (the old Militia ti
tle stuck to him always), was elected a
member of the South Carolina Consti
tutional Convention and in I860 of the
House of Representatives. Ia 18(58 the
"radicals" backed by Federal soldiers
took charge of the State and all Dem
ocrats were retired. In the late sixties
and early seventies Col. Ball edited the
Laurensvllle Herald. His editorial
policy was one of savage denunciation
of ca'putbaggers and scalawags, the
burdon of it being that whito South
Carolinians must be united, thus help
ing to pave the way for tho coming
great contest of 1870 . In 187(5 ho was
a member of the Convention which
nominated Hampton for Governor and
favored the "straigbtout" movement.
While in Columbia he was nominated
for Circuit Solicitor. The Laurens
Democracy elected him county Chair
man and he held thl9 position through
out tbo 1876 campaign and was succes
sively re-elected each two years until
1S90 when be opposed tho candidacy of
Capt. Tillman. He was elected and
served as solicitor from 1877 to 1881.
In 1882 and 1884 he was an unsuccess
ful candidate for Congress but receiv
ed the hearty and undivided support
of bis county. In the lost race ho nar
rowly missed election. Col. Ball,
however' had few gifts as a politician.
In times like 1876 be was a ccol, capa
ble and inspiring leader, tho man of ac
tion for a critical emergency. But he
was little able to take care of himself as
an electloneerer. In fact he was as
ignorant of the ordinary, even legiti
mate arts of seeking and getting office
as a child. His last candidacy was for
tho Legislature iu 1892 when he ran as
a Conservative. Defeat was a certain
ty but with Col. Ferguson, Dr. Barks
dale and Capt. James Bell, he believed
it his duty to make the race.
In 1877 Col. Ball was elected Grand
Master of Masons for South Carolina.
He was made a Mason by Palmetto
Lodge, No. 19, early in life and filled
its various chairs. In 1890, long after
he had held all the honors that tho
Lodge and Grand Lodge could bestow,
Palmetto neoded his services as wor
shipful Master again. He accepted
and faithfully served for about three
years and tho present great prosperity
of the I.odgo is largely duo to the re
vival of interest then begun.
Since i894. when the proprietor of
this paper left the county, ho has ed
ited The Advertiser. From about
1878 to 1889 he praoticed law with higj
cousin, Richard C. Watts, now Judge
of the 4ih Circuit. In 1802 he formed
a partnership with L. W. Simklns
which continued until the failure of
his health cum cd him to suggest a dis
solution a month bt-foro bis death. In
1882 Col. BaD joined the Presbyterian
Church. In 1891 ho withdrew from
this churoh and became a member of
the Episcopal Church, in which ho
was a wardon at the time of his death.
He was an unpretending but firmly
believing and consistent Christian.
Whon a Confederate Survivor's Aseo*
olat!on was first formed in Laurons he
was elected Commander; whon It be
came Camp Garlington, U. O. V ., ho
was elected Commandant, and was re
elected until a regiment of camps was
formed in Laurens and he was elected
colonel. In this office and in that held
in his church, his death caunos vacan
cies, and in these only. Ho was for
several years Chairman of the County
Pension Board, an ofllco whloh ho ac
cepted only beoause he hoped to be of
service to veterans and their widows.
For thom he labored faithfully always.
In 1867, Nov. 27th, he married bis
third cousin, Eliza, daughter of Wm.
D. and Sarah S . Watts. She, with two
children, Wm. W. and Sara Ball, sur
vive. Two sens, both naraod Beaufort
W., died at the ages of three years and
7 weeks, respectively, many years ago.
Much more could be written of Col.
Ball, and later, perhaps, a longer
sketch will bo attomn'ed. It is enough
to say now that his lifo was a success
in the best sense. Ha died in moder
ate circumstances; but with business
credit unspotted and unimpaired. He
kept his obligations. The writer be
lieves that the distinguishing charac
teristic of his life was love for his own
poop'o, especially the people of Lau
rens (County. Broadly cultured and
oduoalttd man of the world that he
was, ftis fellow-citizens, young and old,
poor aid rich, were his friends. The
oolored people, too, he treated with
uniform courtesy and kindness, and
they appreciated it. Few men have
had more genuine friends among tho
Always an active man, snmcttmos
hasty in speech, he aroused antago
nisms, but long before be died all theso
bad ceased and he passed away deeply
and personally loved as few men have
been by those he lived end moved
CAMP GARLINUTON'S TRIBUTE.
?. .".nip Gariiogton, at its meeting
last Saturday, passed the following
Camp Uaulinqton, U. C. V?
March 20th, 1002.
WUHBBAS, tho members of this Camp
learn with deep regret ot the death of their
lato Comrade and former Commander, Col.
B. W. BALL, a valorous soldlor of the
Civil War, hightoned,courteous gentleman
and valued citizen yielded to the shadowy
monarch on the 27th instant, a long life of
honor and usefulness; and wboreas, we
bow in humhle submission to tho decree of
an all-wise Providence, bo it therefore?
Resolved, That In the death of our late
Comrade, Col. B. W. Hap, this Camp has
lost ono of its moat useful and highly-es
teemed members, the community a worthy,
public-spirited citizen, and the County and
State a distinguished, patriotic son.
Resolved, That a pngo in our Minute
Book he set apart as a token of respect to
his memory, and these resolutions inscribed
Resolved, That a copy of those resolu
tions bo furnished the family of our do
ceased Comrade, with assurances of our
sinccrcst sympathy in their great sorrow.
Resolved, That the newspapers of tho
County bo requested to publish the forego
T. B. OltBWS,
J. P. Du.i.Alto,
J. H. TllAYNHAM.
A COMRADE'S TRIBUTE.
I feel in duty bound to offor my mite
of praise to tbe memory of our late fel
low-citizen, Col. B. W. Ball, being as
sociated with him in many of tho ups
and downs of Laurens County for the
?t forty years. Laurons County owos
iiim a debt of gratitude she can never
fully repay for the wise and able man
agement of her political affairs in ail
tho past campaigns up to the last de
cade. During the days of negro rule
and State constables it took a man of
groat nerve and tact to manage our
meetings without friot:on, race con
flicts and riots. Many wero tho seeret
meetings held at tho Courthonse by
our best and truest men, to devise
plans to defeat the party in power and
gain control of our county government
again. Col. Ball was tbe man selected
to preside over theso meotings, and bis
wiso and timely counsel geuerally
shaped the work of tho committees.
In 187(5, when tho call was for General
Hampton and Whito Supremacy, he
ralbed to tho standard of bis old com
mander. 11 is training in the Hampton
Legion qualified him to command tho
red-shirt campaign. Tho rally of three
thousand citizen cavalry, with flaraln??
red shirts on, carried consternation
into the negroes. Exclamations could
he heard from them: "Where did all
these whito folks como from?" Not
often has such a tremendous fight boon
made to control the elections of a State,
and carried, comparatively, without
bloodshed, when tho ruling party was
firmly entrenched In all the otllces of
the State, Some mon are born rulers
of men! When wo gained the election
somo of our county olllcers refused to
vacate. The Colonel was consulted as
to what was to be done with them.
"Boys, pick them up in their chairs
and set them out in the passageway"?
no violence to be used?"then go In and
take possession and bold it." Our old
warrior was eminently a man of peace.
In 1878, when we had tbe Urse split
in the Laurens Democracy, when an
independent ticket was placed In tbe
Held, ho managed our connty cam
paign so wisely and adroitly that wo
escaped any violence In tho debates,
and the rupture was soon hea'ed.
On a certain Monday morniner court
bad been called and the Bolt and Loake
caso wa9 up for trial. Tho business
\v?s stopped by volleys of musketry
from Tinpot. Tho Laurens riot had
commenced. I saw a man running
duwn the Courthouse steps, hatless,
And the locks of his hair streaming in
t':o wind. Ho met the clerks coming
out of the stores, armed with Winches
ter rifles, and rapidly formed them In
to a line between the public well and
tho street, facing Tinpot. Volley after
volley was tired from tho doors and
windows of the building direct'y in
front, toward tho lino of young men,
but fortunately, not a man was
killed or wounded. They wore, over
shot. From my position on the front
portico of the Courthouse I could hear
the thuds of the Remington rifle balls
as they t.ruck the brick walls. Col.
Ball would not let a man advance on
Tinpot. What a loss of life would
have occurred on that day if ho had
allowed a charge on tho negroes and
constables in the building. What was
done on the following night was a
small matter to tho loss of life that
would have happened in storming Tin
pot. Here again the good judgment
of Col. Ba'l was 6hown.
Farewell, old comrade! You have
fought a good fight; served your coun
try nobly; done all a mortal man could
to advance the interest of County and
The old veterans ai'O rapidly passing
over the River. The work will soon
be intrusted to their sons, and may
they not prove recreant to the trust,
but improve upon the good work of
W. D. S.
Tumbling Shoals, 8. 0., Mar. 31st.
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Wanted?You to order your whis
key for ''personal use" from Cooper
Farming Distillery Co., Brevard. N.
C. Oorn whiskey from $1.05 to 92.00
nor gallon; vessel included. Rye from
?2.16 to 83.15. Peach brandy $2.65. Ap
ple $2.16 per gallon.
A. P. Cooper,
If it H an Iron Bed you wish we
would like to show you our line. We
brought the entire line of samples
from a home at tho Exposition at
S. M. & E. H. Wllir.421.
"The prettiest ever seen" is what
everybody says about our Spring Shirts.
Tho price is only il.00
? J. E. Minler Sc Uro.
The Commoner has an article on
beautifying the complexion. It hardly
refers to beautifying tho complexion
of the Democratic party.
Tho War in South Africa still con
tinues. The English National debt
increases?by pound*. It wil', alas!
become too heavy some day.
* ^ #
Your Uncle Hank Watteraon would
not mind becoming the Democratic
candidate for President in 1901. But
tbcro aro others.
Mr. Uryan may olalm the distinction
of bping a barn stornier. At any rate
ho has moved into his barn while his
bouse is being ropalred and enlarged.
The Populhts ought to bavo hold
tholr Nat'onal Convention on tho 1st
of April instead of the 2rd.?'Twould
havo heen wondrous wise.
The Presidential boe must have bsen
buzzing near-by Henry Wattorson's
Tho Saturnino Wostcrner continues
to utter sarcasm and Invectivo against
the Sage of Princeton.
The South Carolinian that Is not a
candidate will bo out of place this
Every Miller Had tho Opportunity.
Nearly all mills made puro Hour be
fore the anti-Adulteration League was
organized. The leaguo was organized
when tho adulteration of Hour lirst
began, and was designed to stop it in its
inclpiency. Every flour-mil'er in the
United States was Invited to join the
League,but the fact that he bad to make
oath that he never had and never wou'd
adulterate bis Hour, and in addition
had to put up a forfeit of $1,000 to
strengthen his oath, caused a large
number to hesitate, and finally to de
cline Branaford Mills, manufacturer
of the "Clifton," was among tho Hrst
to join, because It never had and never
expected to adulterate its Hour. Is not
such a stand worth considering when
you buy Hour with which to feed your
children, especially when a poisonous
mineral is being used to adulterate it?
Wo think so. Thon ordor "Clifton"
of your grocer. Our "White Pawn"
(half patent) and SnowHake or Spotless
(straight) aro sold under the same
guarantee. T. N. Barksdalo and M, H .
Fowler sell it in this city.
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len's Arn'ca Salve, the Infallible healer
of Wounds, Ulcers, Sores, Skin Erup
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ALL CASES OF
ARE NOW ?UNABLE
by our tiew invention. Only those born deaf are incurable.
HEAD NOISES GEASE IMMEDIATELY.
p. A. wernian, of BALTIMORE, 8ay8:
Bai.timorr, Md., Mnrch ,v>, 1901.
Gentlemen : ? Being entirely cured of deafness, thanks to your treatment, I will now give you
? full history of roy case, to be used nt your discretion.
About five years ago niy 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 mouths, without any success, consulted a num
ber of physicians, among others, the most eminent ear specialist of this city, who told me that
only an operation could help mc, and even that only temporarily, that the head noises would
then cease, but the hearing in the affected ear would be lost forever.
I then saw your advertisement accidentally in n New York paper, and ordered your treat
ment. After I had used it only a few days according to your directions, the noises ceased, and
to-day, after five weeks, my hearing in the diseased car has been entirely restored. I thank you
heartily and beg to remain Very truly yours,
F. A. W8RMAN, 7A0S. Broadway, Baltimore, Md.
Our treatment does not interfere with your usual occupation,
"?SeW* YOU CAM CURE YOURSELF AT HOME "'KB!*?
INTERNATIONAL AURAL CLINIC, 596 LA 8ALLE AVE., CHICAGO, ILL.
the Undertaking business at the old stand. COFFINS, OASKETc
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at the
* ^ LOWEST PRICES.
A continuance of the geuerou patronago hitherto extendod u
olioited. Reotfully KENNEDY BROS., Laurens, 8. C
To the Farmers of Laurous County :
At njyrequ.Bt Mr. W. J. Spill man.
probably asaitted by Prof. Newman, of
Gleim on Ool'ogo, will ho d a Farmers'
Ihstitu'o in jour courthouso on April 3,
at II o'clock a. m. Mr. Spblman has
charge of forage crops at the United
States Department of Agriculture. He
has made the study of forage crops bis
life-work, and has traveled from the At
lantic to tho Pacific Investigating all
s en of forage and all kinds of boUp.
He wishes to meet the fanners of Lau
tons County and investigate conditions
with the view to helping the fanners in
the matter of both summer nnd winter
forage crops. He will deliver a lecture
on lira 6ubjoet on that occasion, and dis
tribute umongst tho farmers interesting
literature, and will bo provided with all
kinds of forage crops seed for distribu
I believe this meeting will be of great
benefit toourrection. As Mr. Spillman's
services aro in great demand, nnd it is
difficult to secure him, let me r<spect
fully urgo that the farmers generally
attend the meeting. Surely if Mr. Spill
man can travel ?CjO milos in order to
talk to tho formats and dist'ibuto litera
ture and forage crop Bced amongst them,
they can afford to go to the courthouse
to meet him.
Very resi oetfully,
Jos. T. Johnson.
For the purpose of re-organizing the
Democratic party of Laurens county,
the soveral Democratic Clubs are hereby
called to meet at thoir usual places of
meeting, at 2 o'clock p. m., on tho 4th
Saturday in April next, being the 20th
day of the month, (except as to the
Linrens and Clinton Mill clubs, which
will meet at 5 o'clock p. m. instead of 2
o'clock) to ro-organue by the election
of a President, Vico-Presidcnt, Secre
tary ami Treasuror, and an Kxeoutivo
Committee of three or moro members,
an enrolling committee of three or more
members and an Executive Committeo
At same time and place the Clubs
Wl'l elect Delegates to a Comity Con
vention which is hereby cal'ed (o moat
at Laurens C H., on the 1st Monday in
May nex?, said Convention to o'ect Del
egates to a State Convention. Th*J basis
of Club representation in the coming
convention Is one delegate for t very 25
members or majority fraction I in reef.
The Club3 aro admoniehcd to take
due no?cc of above call a id to send
full delegations to County Convention.
By order of
Q. P. SMITH,
Democratic Count \ Clioiriuau.
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where to got your Garden
Seed, remcmbor wo handol
tho best and freshest seed.
We burn all of our old pa
pers ami buy now seed. See
that tho paper is stamped
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Look for sign with the Tree.
The greatest ambition of Amer
ican men and women ia to have
homes blessed with children. Tho
woman aftlicted with femalo dls
easo is constantly menaced with
becoming a childless wife. No
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gans, but Wine of Cardui does
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barren and dcsolato for years.
Wino of Cardui gives women tho
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thy ohildren. You can got a
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from your dealer.
148 Market Street,
Memphis, Tenn., April 14,1901.
In February, lflof, I took ono bottlo of
Wino of Oardnt and ono packago of
Thodford's lllack-Draught. I had been
married fifteen years and had never
given birth to a ofdld until I took Wino
ofCardni. Now I am mother of aflno
baby girl whloh was born March 31,1001.
Tho baby weighs fourteen pounds and I
fool an well as any portion could foel.
Now my homo is happy and I never wlU
bo without Wino of Cardid in my houso
again. Mra. J. W. C. SMITH.
For adrte? juxl literature, nddrwu, giving
SrmrtymjL "Tho Ladle*' Advisory D^Mirt
iiii'nt , Tho Clmttnnooga Medicine Company,
FIRE, ACCIDENT. STEAM HO I LEU,
PLATE GLASS, FIDELITY
Whon wishing any of those call
W. H. DIAL, AGENT,
Laurons, S. G.
?Phono3?Ofilco 44; Residenco 89.
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thought you had overspokon yourselves, but re-n
solved to give it a trial. To my astonishment, thefcj
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Get into tho habit of dealing at
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just as easy and a groat deal safer.
Wo arc always hero aud always
ready to make everything pleasant
and satisfactory for our customers;
and tho ofterner you como the
more money you'll save.
Our Spring JLine of
Dress Goods, Wash Goods,
Embroideries and Trimmings
is tho handsomest we have ever
shown, and we arc offering them
at the Lowest Possible prices. Wo
a:o Headquarters for Stylish Mil
linery. Prompt and courteous at
tention whether you buy or not.
GST Under Don-Delia Hotel.
W. 6. WILSON & CO.
White Goods, Laces, Embroideries
Ladies who start early to make up these Goods before tho
hot weather sets in will fiud hero a choice Hue to select from.
We consider the Whito India Linons the best value we have
In Style the Embroideries arc up to date and at reasona
Wc have a full line of Silks and many new articles to
show and our space so limited here to mention thorn that wc
will kindly ask you to come and mal* .i porsonal inspection
of the same.
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comuoHT, 190 J
D. KIRSCHBAUM & co.
Our Spring and Summer Styles
aro ready for your approval. We
aro confident that an inspection
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tlo Men will result in your patron
ngo, for thcro is not one garment
in our store that will not fulfill or
?surpass your host expectations*
A visit to our store at this timo
will put you on tho style for tho
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seasons selected patterns and posaess quality, lit and in
dividuality. Our Boy's Department seems redolent
with the balmy air of Spring. Only paronts
who visit this department will appreciate
how thoroughly wo have anticipated
their evory want.
Our new Hat stylos for spring and summer are roady: Nobby
Derby s and Soft effects in the now Panama Shai>o in the celebrated
Hanes $3.00 hat. This is your atoro?como in and look whon you
please and buy if you choose.
Yours for business,
J. E. MINTER & BRO.,
Leaders of Low Prices.
House to Reut.
Mrs. B. VV, Ball baa a six room cot
tage to rent on Lturens street, vory
near the public square. The house has
six rooms in it, ha9 a well on the nrem
iees and the rent is eight dollars. Any
one desiring to rent the homo 'phone
or appty in person to Mrs. Ball.
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