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LAUREMS, 8. C, May 21, 1902.
Goods Honda are absolutely
necessary in this county. Bad
roads and poverty stricken
people are inseparable. Good
roads double the value of lands |
and make farmers prosper.
They should be built, they must
be built, even if it require
higher taxes. Permanent good
roads Lauivns must have.
Waiting for a Vacancy.
In ilit* cttaii-giie of wt>at The Ad
vertiser doesn'1 know is how to run
dem-on College. Thta ofllce has not
even a telephone connecting with
Clem mi ; not v n a grape-v ne wir?.
If sumo lime <>r o her we bu\ and uwd
a dozen good colleges we shad hiro a
few gangs of trustees and, handing
them the reins, toll them to trot the
colleges for all' they aro worth This
State Is a producer of a superfine ar
ticle of college trustee. It> had a
mighty clever man once who swore
grandly that he would accept no office
except a trusteeship of a farmers' col
lege. He Is dead, we believe. If he
were still on top of ground he would
make a peerless lead-horeo in a trustee
We do own an interest in several
thoroughbred colleges, but our hired
servants, tho members of the legisla
ture, elect expert trustees for thorn.
So we leavo them alone, believing tkat
our stock in them will not go to the
dogs Hence another reason we ne
glected to straighten out tho recent
tangle in Clemson. We failed to
canonize young Thorn well, whom our
agents, tho trustees, have neverthe
less unmartyrcd. We forgot to brevet
the intropld sophomores who made a
gullant secession, charged back in
force, and captured the kopje?glory
be! To date, we have not accepted
young President Hartzog's resignation.
We have not even kicked him. Nor
have we elected any successors of him.
Why should we bother with all this?
Why should wo relieve the trustees of
their duties? Lot them 6tir around
and earn their mileage. Perhaps later,
for amusement, we shall exhibit some
candidates for Clcmson's presidency.
We have, we don't mind saying
so much, a fat and pretty string.
They know Latin,Greek, French, song
and dance, with a sprinkling of Tags
log and ping pong. But they shan't
como nut of the bush until those trus
tees have duly held further post raor
tems. Wo suspect that there is a dis
position to crowd Mr. Hartzoer. Pos
sibly tho sophomores are crowding
him. We know Mr. Hartzog and like
him. Any mun who is at the head of
a college loads a strenuous life. Mr.
Hartzog was just ae ruddy a youth five
years gone es David, the son of Jesse,
and went up ap^inst a tougher propo
sition than young Hons. He has held
his ground well. He hae been these
years ma-ter of hardier lads than
pranced up San Juan Hill. These
younglings have devoured from the
face of earth the foot-ball teams of a
wide slice of creation. They have
made mostcollege base ball nines South
of Pennsylvania a byword, a reproach
and a faint greasc-spot. Some of them
are making Carolina's cotton mill pace
warmer than ever for Massachusetts.
They have done thiags, these Clemson
laddies, and have done them under
Hartzog, who 19 young and one sample
of the large output of recent years
from a Charleston "dude factory."
Therefore our brunettes and blondes,
silver-tongued orators, embroidered
statesmen, frilled jurists, silk
tiled preachers, shining lights, seers,
sages, sachems and saints, all fit and
eager for tho bos6dom of Clemson, we
shall keep safe from taint in our sanc
tum ice-box until the humble and dill
gent trustees have tossed and tumbled
and sweated many sleepless nights and
gagged over it some before ac
cepting Mr. Hartzog's resignation.
Acquired, Not Bought.
Now really will Mr. Theodoro Roose
velt, having acquired a gold brick in
South Carolina, try to convert it into
an ornament for the Judioial Bench?
The Democratic party will do very
well to denounce brutalities of Ameri
can soldiers in the Philippines but it
will gain nothing save the exhaus
tion of its own energies by preaching
a .back-track policy in dealing with
What The Advertiser has to say
this week concerning the county ad
vertising will be continued in our
Our excellent friend, the Union Pro
gress, has gone up against the candi
In a campaign year souls are for sale
I ionic, of our daily con temporarieg
have been disorderly again.
Senator McLaurin is now extinct.
STAND LIKE A STONE WALL
Between your children and the tor
tures of Itching and burning eczema,
sealdhead or other ssin diseases.?
H?w? why, by using Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, earth's greatest healer.
Quickest oure for Ulcew, Fever Sores,
tT#finv,eum? C"J& Bun? or Brulaee.
Infallible for Plies. 86c at Laurent
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
WAS GHEAT SUCCESS,
Six Hundred People at
Wares Shoals Picnic.
Prominent Men Made Interesting
Speeches?Captain Hu mbert Pre
sided?Col. Talberfs Address.
The Wares Shoals Picnic last Satur
day attracted about ?00 people. Ad
drosses by candidates were made and
good dinners were abundant. The
weather was cool and delightfu'.
Captain Humbert presided with dig
nity and grace. Scores of substantial
people of Sullivan Township and from
across the river were present to lend
ih. ii- enthusiasm for the development
of the great shoals. A large delega
tion went up from Laurena.
The speakers were: Congressman
Latimer and Mr. George Johnstone,
candidates for the United States Sen
ate; Congressman Talbert for Gover
nor: U. X. Gunter for Attorney Gene
ral; J. T. Gantt for Secretary of State;
Mr. Wilburn, lioyd Evans and A. C.
Jepson for Railroad Commissioner, and
?. B. Martin for Superintendent of Ed
Col. Talbert's speech was pitched on
a high plane. Ho impressed on his au
dience the value of cotton mills to the
South and said that town and country
people should work harmoniously for
mutual upbuilding. He favored the
support of all the colleges wo have, but
said the improvement of the common
schools was especially necessary. We
must have better roads, they must be
bettered even if some taxation is re
quired. He spoke of bis work as State
lecturer to ? m Farmers' Alliance and
said that the underlying principle of
the Alliance still lived. Col. Talbert*
sj>eeoh was enlivened with good stories
and he created a line impression. He
did not allude to his candidacy for Gov
Congressman Latimer emphasized
the value of cotton mills, but said that
they should not have any special priv
ileges. They could make good divi
dends without a protective tariff and
they should be controlled by South Car
olinians. He severely arraigned the
Republican ship subsidy polioy and in
cidentally Senator McLaurin's position.
He declared that there was nothing in
the contention that holding the Philip
pines was necessary to maintaining the
commerce of the.United States with
China, and said that the war in those
islands would cost a hundred millions a
year and bring upon us a horde of evils.
It was demoralizing American soldiers,
and returning they would bring loath
some Oriental diseases into homes.
He announced bis candidacy for the
Senate and said he felt himself as well
equipped to serve the State as any who
would be in the Held. He said that ex
aggerated ideas prevail as to a Con
gressman's influence, but a Congress
man is just as big as his constituents
will allow and no bigger. This bo il
lustrated by telling that Senator Money,
of Mississippi, had voted for a bill
which to him he had previously de
nounced and explained that if he had
not so done, in obedience to resolutions
adopted in his district, he would have
lost his seat.
He would vote for a measure in obe
dience to the wishes of his people even
if it pinched his conscience a little. "If
I know my people at home want a
thing," he exclaimed, "Latimer's con
victions are laid aside." He was not
wedded to all political views that might
have been thought right in past years.
With changing conditions be sometimes
changed his mind, He had believed in
the sub-treasury plan as be had beHov
ed in his own existence, but later inves
tigation showed that it would have
placed a lover in the hands of a certain
class that would have enabled them to
rob the people. In the same way he
had believed in free silver at 16 to 1.
Its principle is not less right that it has
been, but the unexpected discoveries of
gold had supplied the demand for more
money and made its advocacy now not
absolutely necessary. He denounced Mr.
Cleveland's administration and said
that Mr. Cleveland left the Democratic
party suffering from injuries from which
it had not recovered. Concluding, he
said that he had been in Congress ten
years, during which the people had
paid him $00,000, and he bad worked
hard to train himself to serve them
hotter. Would they throw away what
these years of hard work and experi
ence and this expenditure had made
him in order to elect some other fellow?
Mr. Latimer received some applause,
though the audience was not a demon
Mr. Johnstone scrupulously ignored
>olitics and sj>oke briefly, but cloquent
y, on the good results accomplished by
the construction of mills. Ho urged
the people to heartily co-operate with
the Wares Shoals Company in develop
ing their great property, describing
how it would build up a little city and
enhance the value of the neighboring
lands by giving to the farmers a home
market for their products. The value
of the cotton raised In the South in the
last thirty years would mount In the
billions. We need in the South, in ad
dition to the farmers, another class, a
elaas of consumers, but not idlers, who
would buy what the farmers produce
and thus more of this vast sum of mon
ey would be kept in tho South.
The other speakers contented them
selves with announcing themselves for
various offices. Mr. Gunter and Mr.
Gantt, both of whom are young men,
made telling though brief speeches.
Mr. Gantt is now assistant seoretary
of State and Mr. Gunter is assistant
Everybody expressed gratification
with Col. Talbert's address. It gave
confidence in his candidacy to conserva
tive people. Col. Talbert, by the way,
was serenaded in Laurens Friday
night by the band and responded to
calls in an effecive little speech. He
was the guest of Mr. D. H. Counts
Col. Robert Arnold, of Princeton,
was at the picnlo and his numerous
friends were glad of the opportunity to
see and greet him again.
Mr. WT D. Sullivan who is always at
the forefront of any movement that
means the building up of the county
and State was present.
Railroad Commissioner Wharton
came up from Waterloo, Mr. D. C.
Smith accompanying him.
Dr. W. T. Jones was among the
prominent citizens from across the
REVEALS A GREAT SECRET.
It is often asked how such startling
oures, that puz/.le the best physicians,
are effected by Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption. Here's the se*
oret. It cuts out the phlegm and germ
infected mucus, and lets the life-giving
oxygen enrich and vitalize the blood.
It heals the inflamed, cousrh-worn
throat and'lungs. Hard colds and
stubborn coughs soon yield to Dr.
King's New Discovery. The most in
fallible remedy for Throat and Lung
diseases. Guaranteed bottles 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottles free at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co,
Notice of Incorporation.
By virtue of authority in a commis
sion granted to the undersigned by
M. R. Cooper, Secretary of State of
South Carolina, books of sub-crip
tlon to the capital stock of Wares
Shoals Manufacturing Company will
be opened at the office of Enter
Jriie Bank at Laurens. 8. C, on Tuea.
ay the 24th, instant.
J. O. C. Fleming,
W. R. Richer,
T. R. McGahan,
W. B. Smith Wbaley,
J. T. Johnson,
TRINITY SCHOOL CLOSED.
Ficnlr aud Speaking Greatlj Enjoyed
Miss Mamie Clardy's school at Trin
ity Church was closed with a delight
ful picnic last Friday. A large crowd
of neighbors and patrous of the school
were present and the event was keenly
enjoyed. Trinity school is located in a
splendid section of country and is sur
rounded on every sido by good farms
aud, what is more to the ]xrint, good
farmers. Judging by the bountiful and
skilfully prepared picnic dinner served
after the BPe&klng, the ladies of
the vicinity are most admirable home
makers and home-keepers.
The exercises were held in Trinity
Church which was exquisitely deco
rated with evergreens and flowers. Dr.
A. C. Fuller presided and appropriately
introduced the speakers. Rev. Dr. J.
K. McCain opened with prayer and the
children of the school marched in and
sang America, the National hymn. Fol
lowing this the program of recitations
was carried out. Most of the children
were little ones, some of them very
small, and they performed their parts
with marked excellence. Not
one hesitated for a moment and there
was not a hitch of any kind, showing
the careful training they had had.
Addresses were made by \V. W. Rail
and Rev. Watson B. Duncun. Mr.
Ball's remarks were directed to the
need of practical and manual education
while Mr. Duncan spoke eloquently of
the highest aim of education in devel
Prizes were then delivered by Rev.
Mr. Woodward of Chestnut Ridge
Church to little Miss Lola Todd and
Miss Luoile VVolflf. "Pretty is as pretty
does" is an old saying but if these lit
tle girls have been as good all the ses
sion as they looked pretty, Friday, they
deserved all sorts of prizes. The school
was an unusually pretty crowd of chil
dren and they were all* bright looking
and tastefully dressed.
Miss Clurdy has been teaching at
Trinity for three years and is greatly
beloved by her pupils and her patrons
value her highly. Teaching in sueh a
community as this with people like the
Holts, Whams, Owings, Garlingtons,
Wolffs, Todds, Burtons, Fullers, Dials,
Allisons, Martins, Tongues and many
others to live among, must be pleasant
Mrs. Schweigert of Laurens presided
at tho organ. The following was the
IT WAS GREATLY ENJOYED.
Town Men Treated to a Splendid Fish
A party of Laurens gentlomon wore
dollghtfully entertained at a fish sup
per by Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Byrd a few
evenings ago . Those in the party were
J. F. Tolbert, D. A. Davis, H. K.
Alken, M. H. Fowler, R. P. Mllam and
Master Hugh K Alken.
The supper was greatly enjoyed and
the guests will long remember the
charming hospitality of the host and
hostess. The fish were just out of the
shoally creek and were such fish as
only those who live in a country
"where tho rivers run" know anything
The Laurens county scolarship In the
Charleston College which has oeen held
by K. M. Henderson, son of Dr. Hen
derson of Waterloo, is vacant. Tho va
cancy was caused by young Hender
son's obtaining one of the college
scholarships worth $50.00 a year and
free tuition besides. This shows that
young Hendereon is a fine boy and that
you can't keep a Laurens boy down
County Superintendent Brooks and
Probate Judge Thompson will arrance
for a competitive examination to fill
the county scholarship, which gives
tho boy free tuition, and perhaps some
other Laurens boy will got it who will
n Meet as much credit on his county as
young Henderson has reflected.
At The Sun jc
to tell the time
of da)'. Get a
Watch or Clock
that you can rely
upon and avoid
We Have Them
And Rings and things to
please the ladies. Beau
ties too numerous to men
tion. Come see for your
self. Hat Pins to match
that pretty hat you bought
this season. Shirt-waist
pins prettier and more
servicable than buttons
(we have both.)
We mako a specialty of do
ing up-to-date scientific repairing
of Watches, Jewelry and Clocks.
Yours for satisfaction,
Commencing on Monday, May 6th,
Ice will be delivered every morning
only, except on Saturday, when two
deliveries will be made, Customers
will please bear this in mind and get
their ice when the wagon calls.
M. R. FHIKRSON.
? AND AT ? ?
That's How We
Do Job Work With a
Brand New Outfit,
Give the Chews Bros, one trial
and Your Business is OURS.
Advertiser Job Office,
FIRE, ACCIDENT, STEAM BOILER,
PLATE OLA8S, FIDELITY
When wishing any of these oall
UP?n' W. H DIAL, AOBNT,
f Laurens, 8. O.
'PfeOfi?*-0tto* Ui Reaktoot
What the County is Worth
on Tax Books.
How the Farms, Houses, Persoual Prop
erty and (ho Corporations arc As
The total valuation of Laurens coun
ty for tax purposes is $5,090,f>48. The
total amount of state, county, school
and road taxes collected is approxi
mately ?73,812.04. The poll taxes
amount to $0,140. These figures are
from the Auditor's books for the year
1901, us well as those that follow.
If the property Is assessed at half its
value, then the act iul value of the
county is over ten million dollars.
Really it would take eleven or twelve
million dollars to buy the county, for
|>ersonal property Is returned far be
low even half Its value.
If a Rockefeller or a Carnegie could
buy Laurens county he would have a
good little farm between the Enorce and
Saluda?but, thank Heaven,?it is not
The farm, according to the Auditor's
books, would contain, 120,0157 acres
worth $2,337,803. That is the assessed
valuation of the land and houses. Mr.
Carnegie would find the tract divided
into nine parts with acres and values
as follows: Laurens .57.229, $347,095;
Youngs 41,380, $225,208; Dials 50,702,
$278,485: Sullivan 36,359, $169,115; Wa^
terloo 54,466, $273,765; doss Hill 40.
0*1. $210.205: Hunter .58,383, $324.050;
.lacks .V),247, $21H,800: BouffletOWn 32,
The land of the whole county has an
average assessed value of about $5.24.
The Hunter tract is a little larger and
worth only a little less than the Lau
rens tract. The ScufQotOwn tract is
the smallest. The value by acre is
smallest in Jacks?because that tract
is thinly settled comparatively.
The total personal property in the
county is $004,230: by townships as fol
lows:* Laurens $273,100: Youngs $175,
1.5.5: Dials $97,705; Sullivans $61,925;
Waterloo $09,940; Cross Hill $66,950;
Hunter $167,565; Jacks $45,275: Scufll
town $46,555. Laurens has a big lead
Hunflfc, cotton mills, etc., are assessed
separately. Eour banks arc assessed
at $184.000, and two private banking
firms at $42.000. Three cotton mills
pay on $407,000. Oil mills arc placed
at $30,000. The railroads assessment
is $709.92.5; Telegraph companies, $78,
807; Express Companies, $48.865; Hull
man Car Company, $35,815; Telephone
Companies. $32,625; Insurance Compa
The railroads, banks, cotton mills
and other corporations are paying taxes
on property valued at $1,.507,077 while
the land and houses in Laurens are
valued at $2,237,803. Corporations are
convenient to have around as tax
The Auditor's books for 1902 have
not yet been fully made up.
HOLDS UP A CONGRESSMAN.
"At tho end of the campaign,"
writes Champ Clark, Missouri's bril
liant Congressman, "from over-wo k,
nervous tension, loss of sleep and con
stant speaking I had about utterly
col'apsed. It seemed that all the or
gans in ray body were out of order,
but three bottles of Electric Bitters
made me all right. It's the best all
around med.cum ever sold over a
druggist's counter." Over-worked
run-down men and weak, sickly wo
men gain splendid health and vitality
from Electric Bitters. Try them. On
ly 50c. Guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Bookl Booktl Book!!!
We mean to grind the prices on hooks
during mouth of April:
Publishers Price: On Price:
1.50 Copy right Books, 1.00
75 " " 50
Remember the time and place.
Palmetto Drug Co.
sW. II. DIAL, M. D.,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Ofllce hours In the c'ty from 10 a. m.
to 4 p. m. 'Phone?Residence No. 44;
Ofllce No. 80.
After many days of silence I doclded
to let you hoar from our busy little
corner once more.
Miss Amanda Gleun, a charming
roung lady of Phi'son, has roturuea
home after spending a few pleasant
days, with her sl?ter, Mrs. Fred Little.
Miss L'zzle Sauders, one of Tylers
ville's most popular young ladles, has
been visiting her brother of Phllson.
Mrs. J. 1 Sanders, of Phllson has
been the charming guest of Mrs D.
Only a few of our young people at
tended the Anlvorsaryat Clinton.
There will bo services at Sandy
Springs on the usual preaching day.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Diilard have re
turned homo after a pleasant trip to
We wore very glad to see Mr. Larry
Dillard's shining foe a one more In our
Mr. John Pully attended tho Adver
sary with his very best girl.
Mrs. Dr. Moseley was in your city
shopping last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Abereromble vis
ited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Peterson, last Saturday aud Sunday.
Miss Pearl Hlakeloy's school at Laug
ston's will clo?o Friday.
Mrs Tommy Pool visited her mother,
Mrs. Alexander last week
Mr. Walter Rlakely, of Augusta, Is
visiting his pa'-cnt*. Mr. and Mrs. J.
W Rlakely, af.or an absence of ten
Mr. and Mrs. Earle Alexander have
returned home after an extended visit
to the latter's puronts.
Tho leaves of the oak and tho willow
13c scattered around and together bo
And tho young and old, and the low
aud the high,
SIihII moulder to dust and together
General Green has again apeared
and the farmers aro busy with tho hoo.
The graiu crop will ba very short in
Dr. C. A. Saxon, Mr. G. C. Byrd and
A. E. Cleveland were in your city last
lue6day on business.
Mrs. J. Ii. Kay who has been visiting
her mother in Union for a week has re
Mt86 Gena Byrd is visiting Mrs. C.
II. Roper of year city.
Several of the young people attended
the annlvortnry at Clinton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. EL James and little
Tom of Crcers, S. C, visited their
brother, Mr. A. E. Cleveland, last
Miss Mary Philson, Miss Lldie Kern
and Mr. W. M. Myers,were in Charles
ton last week.
Rev. J. F Jacobs of Clinton has been
called to supply Bethany Church, and
will preaob on the first Sunday in each
The health of our neighborhood is
very good at this time.
Deafness Cannot Re Cured
By local application as they cannot
reached the diseased portion of the
ear. There is only one way to cure
deafne-i'-, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inllarned condition of the mucous lin
ing of tho Fustach'an Tube. When
this tube is inllarned you havo a rumb
ling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when It is entirely closed, Deafness is
thoresu't, and unless tho inllammatlon
can be taken out and this tube restored
to its normal condition, hesi'ng will
be destroyed forever; nine casel out of
ten are caused by Catarrh, Which is
nothing but an inllarned condiditon of
the mucous surfaces.
Wo will give One Hundred Dollars
for any ca:c of Dotfcess caused by
catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Sold by Druggists, 75e.
Hall's Family Pills are tho best.
Albert C! Todd,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Ifcjf* Every caso a Spools'ty. Otllce
in Law Range, South Harper Street.
Dr. Kolfo E. Hughes,
Ofllce in Dial Block?over Pal
metto Drug Store.
Specially proparod for Examin
ing and Treating diseases of Kyo,
Kar. Throat and Nobo.
W. B. knight. r. e. BADB.
KNIGHT & BABli,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all the State and
Federnl Courts. Strict attention to all
business intrusted to them.
OOleo up-stalrs, Simmons' Building.
A NEW LAW FIRM,
Tho undersigned hive this day en
tered into a partnership for the practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson St Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
R. A. Cooper.
There's a Hot ]
And with it the necessity for light Summer
Fabrics. We are showing a most attractive
line of While and Colored Organdies, Dimi
ties, Lawns, Swisses and other mid-summer
Fabrics, and also a beautiful line of Welt
Piques for Skirts.
Best white Lawns in the city for 10c.
White and colored Dimities, 10 to 25c*
Lot of colored Lawns worth 10c , at 5c
White and colored Organdies, 10 to 50c
We are headquarters for Fashionable Mil
linery. Satisfaction with every purchase or
A A. 'Ai M-i lift. >lV sl' N
Under Ben-Delia Hotel.
There is no other season when good
medicine is so much needed as in the
The blood is impure, weak and
impoverished?a condition indicated
by pimples and other eruptions on the
face and body, by deficient vitality,
loss of appetite, lack of Strength, and
want of animation.
Make the "blood pure, vigorous and
rich, crcato appetite, givo vitality,
strength and animation, and euro
all eruptions. Ilavo tho whole family
begin to taK~ them today.
"Hood's Sarsaparllla has been used In
our family for some time, and always with
good results. Lost spring I was all run
down and got a bottle of it, and as usual
received great benefit." Miss Beulxu
Boycb, Stowe, Vt.
Hood's Sarsaparllla promises to
cure and keeps the promise.
For House ov Representative
I am a candidate for re election to the
House of Representatives, and will cheer
fuily abide tho result of Primary Elec
r. a; cooper.
I respectfully announco myself as a
candidate for re election to the State Leg
islature, under the rules of the Democrat
P. P. McQOWAN.
I am a candidate for ic-olection
to the State Legislature, under
the rules of tho Democratic party,
and will respectfully abide the re
suit of the primary with as much
cheer as I can.
* H. W. Nichols.
The friends of Dr. B F. Godfrey
announce him as a candidate for
tho House of Represent alives, sub
ject to the Democratic Primary. *
Jared D. Sullivan is announced
as a candidate for the House of
Representatives, subject to the
Democratic primary. *
For Probate Judge:
The friends of (). ?. THOMP
SON, appreciating his efficiency as
a public official, respectfully pre
sent his name to tho voters of
Laurens county for re-election to
the oflice of Probate Judge?sub
ject to tho result of Democratic
Primary. * FRIENDS.
I announce myself a candi
date for the oflice of Judge of
Probate, subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary.
John M. Cl.ar.dy.
The fitends of W. A. McClin
tock announco him as a candidate
for Judge of Probate for Laurens
county for tho next term, subject
to tho result of the Primary elec
i respectfully announce myself for re
eled ion hb Supervisor for Laurens Coun
ty?subject to the pleasure of the voters
and tho result of tho Democratic Pri
* J. S. DU UM MOND.
The frionds of Robin J. Cope
land respectfully announco him as
a candidate for County Supervisor,
subject to tho Democratic pritnaiy.
Superintendent op Education.
Wo aro authorized to announce
tho name of Chnrloy F. Brooks
for re-election to the oflice of
County Superintendent of Educa
I rospectfully announce my?olf
as a candidate for the oflice of
County Auditor, subject to the
* B. F. Ballow.
Tho friends uf C. A. Power, ap
preciating his coniDOtency for tho
position respectfully suggest his
name to the votors ot tho county
in the approaching Democratic
Primary for the office of Auditor.
* Fiionds in Dials and Youngs.
Having been very strongly so
licited, 1 therefore offer myself a
candidate fortheOfiico of Auditor,
subject to the Democratic pri
W. Sanford Knight.
Without disparaging the claims
of any candidate, wo respectfully
suggest the name of G. VV. L
Teague, a battlo-scarrod Confed
erate soldier, for the office of
County Auditor, subject to the
W. L. Ferguson is announced as
a candidate for re-eloction to the
office of County Auditor, subject
to the Democratic primary.
For County Theasurer:
I announco myself a candidate
for re-election to the office of
County Treasurer, subject to the
John II. Copeland.
There's not a snore In one of our
Davis, Roper & Go.
Notice of Citizens' Meeting
Tho Hoard of Trustees of the 8ohool
District of the town of Laurens hereby
calls a public meeting InCourthouso at
11 o'clock A. M., on the 24th day of
May Inst., of all those citizens who re
turn real or personal property in said
District, for the purpose of levying a
tax on all such real and personal prop
erty to maintain the City Schools du
ring the scholastic year of 1002-100:1.
By order of the Board of Trustees.
C. D. Barksdale,
Secretary of Board.
May 6th, 1902.?2t.
Persons having business with the
Supervisor will find him or his clerk
in the Office Mondays and Fridays of
each week. (
j. B. Drummond,
Saoerjlsor I* O.
THE "QUEEN QUALITY" HABIT
is one that is seldom broken. C^uecn
Quality Shoes combine about the
the good points that women expect in
shoes. The fastidious woman is pleas
ed by graceful lines and delighted with
their ease. The economical woman
finds she has money to spare when
They Cost $2,50 and $3.00
We have the sole right of sale.
Davis, Roper & Co.,
You know we are anxious for a share of your trade and it
will be our earnest endeavor to please you in every
way. Come to see us, and let us know your
wants that we may make purchases
to suit you. Our present slock
consist of goods in
Millinery, Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats und
All of which are bought right and will be sold at reasonable
profit. Our goods are pretty and you are requested to call and
inspect them. Come whenever it is possible to do so.
The McCord Merchandise Co.
Laurens, S. C.
Weather of the Season
positively demands new Haberdashery.
A man does not feel right unless he is
wearing a new
Cravat, a new Shirt, etc,
to say nothing of a new hat and a new
Suit. It is a question, principally, ol
whether he will pay much or little lor
these articles. If you buy irom us you
can dress in the best Styles at
Yet our LOW PRICED TIES arc abso
lutely correct and it is the same way with
everything else in our Stores.
Fancy and Plain Negligee Shirts from
49 cts to $1.25. Fancy Hosiery, Under- -J"
wear in the latest styles at 25 cts to .ft .00 ?jj.
We have the newest effects in Fancy Worsted and
Woolen, cut and Tailored in the most approved manner.
Prices reasonable. ^
J. E. HINTER & BRO. *
the old Viru KENNEDY BK0S. "8?
the Undertaking business at the old stand. COFFINS, OASKETd
axd ROBES, and HEARSE, at the
? L0WE1T PRICES.
a coatinuanj * the gsnerou patronage hithorto extondod u?
iOfcoited. kennedy BROS., Laurens, 8. C