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Tili: KOCKS TO OPEN.
Wares Shoals Manufactur
The Capital Stock Will Be $500,000
who the Corporator* Aro?The
HooUs of subscription to capital
.stock of tho Wares Shoals Manufac
turing Company will be opened on the
2-lth in?t. at tho Enterprise Bank.
The commission has been issued and
the notice of incorporation Is adver
tised. Tho capital stock will be |500.
000 and ono-lifth of this amount has al
ready been raised locally. Bosldes, a
considerable block of tho stock of the
st' ck has been subscribed for in other
It will bo seen that among tho cor
porators aro some of the foromost of
South Carolina capitalists. W. B. S.
Whaley of Columbia, is President of
three great mills in Columbia. T. R.
McQahan Is President of the Charles
ton Chamber of Commerce. Mrssrs.
Fleming, Dial, Uichey, Cray and Con
gressman Johnson need no Introduction
to Laurens people. It is as-ured that a
considerable amount of stock will be
taken by peoplo in tho immediato
neighborhood of tho Shoals. Tho build
ing of a half million dollar plant
means also tho building of a consider
able town at tho shoals
The railroad, to a point on the
Southern near Donalds, has been sur
veyed and the right of way secured.
The water power umounts to 3.000
horse-power, the company owns about
1,300 ?eres of laud, of which 000 aro on
die Greenwood side, and on both aides
are quantities of granite, brick clay,
valuable sand and some timber.
It is proposed to convert the water
power into electric power, tho power
house and dynamos to bo built on tho
Laurens side, near where tho speak
ing was had Saturday.
The construction of a great plant at
Wares Shoals will do marvels in the
development of all that section of the
country . It will afford a good local
markot. for vegetables, wood and cot
ton. One lino result will be the Im
provement of the rouds.
It is expected now that tho building
of the plant will oommenco at, rela
tively, an early day. With such mon
as Messrs. Whaloy and McQahan be
hind the enterprise, and tho Laurens
corporators as well, there should be
no further misgivings, and Laurens
people should regard the stock of the
company as a good form of investment.
The followiug intereresting bit of
history was given Mr. Dial by Mr. W.
D. Sullivan, of Tumbling Shoals :
In the thirties we had a line work
man by the name of Gent in those
parts. He constructed a boat, cast a
brass cannon and mounted it on his
boat, and launched the boat In Snluda
River at Wares Shoals and sailed for
Columbia. Arriving there he fired
his cannon and the citizens of the town
turnod out to welcome the vessel from
the up-country. This was before the
days of railroads, and the object of
the trip was to demonstrate that the
Saluda was navigable for boats to Co
lumbia, and go to afford an outlet for
produce. The legislature became in
terested and made some appropria
tions, but tho work was never tinished.
To-day drill holes are to be seen in the
rocks at the shoals, which were made
when a boat sluice was being opened.
CITY SCHOOLS TO CLOSE.
Four Young Ladies to Graduate?Mr.
Duncan to Speak.
Tho Laurens City Schools will have
their closing exercises next Friday
night. Itev. Watson B. Duncan will
deliver an address and there will be
music and other features to make the
evening pleasant. Tho foil owing
young ladies have llniahed the course
and pussed tho final examinations and
Will receive diplomas. Misses Agnes
Adams, Magglo Clardy, Mary Belle
Babb and Emma Ferguson. The peo
ple of tho city aro cordially invited to
attend the exercises, which will begin
promptly at 8.30 o'clock in the chapel
of the school building.
The Kchool examinations have beon
THEY COURT MART1ALLED HIM.
The Reward Dr. Wilbur <?ot for Captin*,
big a Yankee.
Dr. J. Q. Wilbur of Waterloo, widely
known as '?Quince" Wilbur, a cadet at
West Point In his boyhood, a brave
soldieV of tho Third South Carolina
Regiment, and now one of the most
?capable physicians in this part of the
State, was' here last week and with
?.some of his war comrades was talking
over the old days in camp and on the
"Didn't you got into a scrap at Fair
fax?" one of them inquired smiling.
"Yes, that was tho time I was too
"Well, how did it happen?"
"Our army was encamped at Fairfax
Court House, Va., in 'til, before Ma
nassas. Beyond our lines was a little
tavern and there were Yankees in the
neighborhood. One day I strolled be
yond the lines to this tavern; the truth
is, I wns thirsty and Ben Hltt, poor
fellow, he was killed at Savage Sta
tion later, was with me. I went to the
tavern and Hltt waited in the bushes
by the roadsldo seventy-five yards
flwav. I was inside the little saloon of
tho iiotel and bad negotiated a purchase
of a quart, when a Yankee rode up to
the door and asked tho barkeeper for
aomo whiskey, without dismounting.?
Ho got it and took a drink.
Meanwhile, the barkeepor asked
where he was going.
" 'Going to Fairfax,' he said.
"'Well, you,d better mind,or you'll
"Til be-If I don't go anyhow'
"Me was washing down his whiskey
with a dipper of water as he said this,
and I stopped out on the piazza, pull
ing my gun down on him at the same
momont. 'I'll take you to Fairfax,' I
said, with all the grave politeness I
could command. He drove his spurs
into the horse and darted away and I
was about to pull the trigger. I had
him sure, but luckily, Hitt stepped in
front of him, and he threw up his
hands. We were young In the busi
ness and were proud of our prize. He
was an Irishman named Campbell and
belonged to the Second U. S. Cavalry.
We led him in triumphantly and
showed him to the boys."
"Then what happened?"
"Why, they slapped Hitt and me un
der arrest and ordored an instant court
martial, charging us with leaving our
" lines. I never hoard tho result of the
trial, I didn't inquire. I spent the
night in a tent under guard. First
thing I knew next day they had pulled
down the tent and I was left standing
alone by tho tent pole, Everything
was in a commotion and tents .were
going down on all sides. My guards
were gone, but I asked the sergeant of
my company, who was near by, what
"McDowell's army is advancing,
that's what," he replied.
"What are you going to do with me,
then? I'm under arrest."
"The aergeant considered for a mo
ment and then said: 'Get your gun.
sir, and fall In with your company.'
And that was the last I heard of the
court martial. But URt and I didn't
get a great deal of satisfaction out of
the capture. Capt. Todd got the sad
dle, bridle and spurs and Gen. Bonbam,
X think, got the horse."
We are headquarters for stylish Mil
linery. It's the correct thing If you
get It at I The Hub.
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|S0ME VISITORS AND OTHERS.
St^gXiaafflmfi^S??888: i 88 88SU -
Judge R. C. Watts spent Sunday in
Mr. L. W. Shukins has returned
Miss Susie Blowers, of Spartanburg,
has been vltdtlug in the city .
Mrs. Alox. Long and children havo
gone to Ashevillo for the summer.
Mrs. Ella Cavls, of Spartanburg, Is
visiting Mrs. H. VV. Anderson.
County Treasuror Copoland has re
turned from Hot Springs.
Mr. C. H. Roper has gone to Char
Col Itobert N. Ounlngham was In
the city last week, to tho pleasuro of
his many friends.
Mr Langdon Brooks is quite ill with
fever at his home at Eden. It Is hoped
that ho will soon bo better.
President Wilkes, of the Furniture
Factory, has returned from a week's
The announcement of 11. F. Ballew
for Auditor appears to-day. F.very
Uody knows Ben Hallow and he will
make the campaign lively.
Mr. Tom Downey is now with W. G.
Wilson & Co. Mr. Downey is ono of
the most popular salesmen In l.aurons.
He will be glad to see his friends.
Bcv. A. N. Brunson and wife, Mrs.
F. T. Wilson and daughter, Miss A/.ile,
and Prof. Tbos. F. Jones left Laurens
on the 19th Instant for Baltimore, Md.
Miss Plunt, a returned missionary
from Japan, gave an interesting lec
ture in the Baptist Church Monday
Col. Crews, Col. Wharton and several
other delogatos to the Sta'.o Conven
tion left yesterday for Columbia. Tho
remainder of the delogatiou will go
down to-day. Tho Convention meets
Laurens will be represented in tho
State Federation of Women's Clubs In
Spartau burg by Mrs. C. C. Feather
stone, Corresponding S-Jcrotary of the
State Federation, and Mrs. P. A. Simp
son, who will represent the local club.
J. S. Machen, K. W. Davis, II. Terry
and Dr. H. K. Aiken havo gono to the
Knights of Pythias grand lodge meet
ing in Greenwood, tho ilrst two as
delegates and the last two as alter
The Dispensary was reopened last
Friday, the disagreement in books be
tween Dispenser Sullivan and tho State
Dispensary having been explained sat
isfactorily to all parties.
There will be a school picuic at
Gray Court on next Saturday, 21th
inst. Prominent speakers are ex
pected. Everybody is invited.
on May 18th, UM2. at the residence
of Hev. M. C. Compton, Miss Lidle
Compton and Mr. J. A. Davice; Rev.
M.C. Compton oUiciatmg. Tho parties
are residents of Ora.
Post Office Hours Announced.
Tho postofllce hours hereafter will
be as follows: Open 7 A. M. and close
at 7 P. M. These hours wore sug
gested and requested by a representa
tive from the Postottice Department
who visited tho ofllce a fow days ugo.
Festival Friday Evening.
The Silver Cross Circlo of King's
Daughters and Sons will havo an ice
cream festival on the collego campus
Friday evonlne, May 28rd. beginning
at b o'clock. Tho public Is cordially
THE ADVERTI8ER has received from
F. W. Wagener & Co., of Charleston,
a particularly handsome souvenir of
the Exposltlou In the form of an illus
trated booklet which may be bad of
Charleston book-sellers for 25 cts.
How to be Happy.
Tho little things that you have to
sell and the little wants that you havo
to fill should cause you to consider the
one cent a word column of THE Advek
tiskk. It will make you happy.
Cottage Was Burueil.
Last Thursday night a cottage near
the Oil Mill, Inhabited by Turner
James, colored, and his family, was
burned. Most of the household goods
were lost. The cottage was tho prop
erty of J. O. C, Fleming and was not
Take Some Shares.
Tho Home Building and Savings
Company, for which a commission has
been issued, is an installment lending
company, with features similar to a
building and lorn association. Infor
mation will be given to thoso desiring
it by A. C, Todd or W. W. Ball, or
any of tho other corporators whoee
names appear elsewhere in this paper,
Exposition Soon Closes.
To-morrow is Wagener Day at the Ex
position. It will be tho greatest dav
of all. In nine days the show will
close. Meanwhile, now Is the best
time of all to visit It. Many people
loft hero for Charleston yesterday.
Among them were Dr. and Mrs. W.
H. Dial, M isses Whtim, Misses Mamie
and Emma Clardy, W. E. Washington,
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Mitchell and Gregg
Sunday tirlioul Workers Here.
Tho annual Sunday School Institute
of the South Carolina Conference of
the MethodiBt Church began in the
First Methodist Church last night and
will continue through Thursday. Many
well known Sunday School workers
are here. The following was last
night's program: Song and prayer ser
vice, led by Rev J. T. Fowler; words
of greeting, by C. ?. Featherstone,
responded to by J. W. Nash; address?
Methodisni and the Sunday School, by
Prof. Haw.UI, of Chicago. Tho at
tendance is a'ready large and will
be increased to-day.
THIS WILL INTEREST YOU.
Some Striking Features of The Adver?
tlser This Week,
When General Hampion died several
old soldiers wore discussing hero what
Confederate generals wore still living.
In Thk A dvkim jnki: to-day a list of
them Is given.
A full story of tho race riot in At
lanta is published. It is a graphic ac.
Everybody should read The Adver
tiser's artlole on volcanoes of the
West Indies and be informed on tbat
Bill Arp's reply to Roosovelt's as
persions of Mr. Davis is good reading.
The Advertiser gives the late
news, whjob every Laurens man should
Notice to Ice Customers.
fee will be delivered at 75 cts a hun
dred. This is du? to the increase in
oost. This does does not. affeot out
standing tickets. Satisfaction is guar
Mrs. Rosa Edwards Dead of
Bullet Wound in Head.
Walker Edwards Arrested Charged
With Murdering Her?It May
Have Been Suicide.
Shortly after ? o'clock Sunday night
a pistol shot was heard in a cottage
near the cotton mill store on factory
Mill and people who ran to the place
found Mrs. Rosa Kdwards in the rear
porch of the house, where she lived,
with a bullet bole in her head over her
left eye. Dr. Molfe B. Hughes was
called but the woman was beyond help
and tlied in about two hours. Walker
Edwards, her husband, hud gone out
of the bouse and it is said that he re
fused to sec his wife after she was
Was it suicide or murder?
Monday morning Coroner Watts held
an Inquest and the jury found that the
woman came to her death at the hands
of persons unknown to the jury.
Tuesday morning Ij. l. Waddell,
brother of the dead woman, swore out
a warrant charging Walker Edwards
with murdering bis wife.
The inquest evidence was about
equally divided as to murder and sui
cide theories, it is held by some that
the woman could not well have shot
herself over the left eye with a pistol
in her right band. iL is also said that
the pistol showed that a cartridge bad
been snapped without it exploding after
the lirst snot but there is some doubt
about the position of this cartridge.
Mrs. Edwards was the daughter of
Charles Waddell of Enoree and was a
good woman, -me was about 25 and
loft two children. Her parents and her
husband's parents each i . i. one of
Walker Edwards is a native of this
county, about 27 years old, a barber and
mill operative and a "sport." Me is a
small, wiry man and dresses well. Me
is said to be fond of gaining. Me has
been in one or two scrapes heretofore
and a prosecution was commenced
against, bim last year which was com
promised. Me was charged with strik
ing a man with knuoks. Ho bore a
good reputation for paying his debts.
Fie has employed Knight & Babb to
IN FINE CONDITION.
Cotton Mill Share-holders Have Annual
Tho annual meeting of tho share
holders of the Laurens Cotton Mills
was held in the mill offices at 4 o'clock
Friday ovoning. A largo majority of
the capital stock was represented In
person or by proxy.
W. W. Ball was elected chairman of
tho meeting and Secretary Long of the
Company, secretary of the meeting.
Tho annual report of of Prosident
Lucas showed a condition highly
gratifying to the stockholders.
Tho old Board of Directors was
unanimously re-elected as follows: W.
E. Lucas, S. M. Milliken of Now York,
F. J. Male of Boston, N. B. Dial, J. W.
Forguson, V. M. Montgomery of Galne
ville, Ga., J. O. C. Fleming, and Win,
M. Bird of Charleston.
Tho Directors reported that they had
declared a dividend of five per cont
payable on or before July 1st.
For more than two years those semi
annual dividends have been paid.
The Directors re-elected the old offi
cers of the mill after the stockholders
Among out-of-town people attending
tho meeting were Mr. Brewster of
Deerlng, Millikou & Co., New York.,
V. M. Montgomery of Gainesville, Ga.,
D. D. Little of Pacolot, Mr. Glenn of
Spartan burg, and Mr. Carter of Lynch
BROTHER JONES COMING.
Tho Rcvend Sam Is to Lecture In Fac
brother Sam P. Jones will lecture in
Factory Hall on the night of tho 28th.
There is nono like Jones as a rattling
speaker. Me is the most entertaining
person on top of ground and Factory
I lad shuold be jammed to tho ceiling
with people who like to hear good
things woll said. It will bo wise to
communicate with T. C. Lucas quick
and got your seats. Hundreds have
Sam Jones said here twelve years
ago that he could put handles on the
Laurons churohes and parry them op
his arm to Cartersville. Since then
splendid churches have been built.
Something About s. M. Sc B. H.
Wiikes' Coming Great Sale.
Two circumstances muko important
the 22nd, 23rd and 24th days of May
at S. M. & E. H. Wllkes' store . They
are: prices are marked down and
purchasers on those days give to
worthy causes appealing to charity
and patriotism?tho Clinton Orphan
age, tho Laurens Cemetery and the
Hampton Monument Fund. Thus pur
chasers save money and give money at
the same. time.
It should be especially understood
that prices have been cut deep for
t hese, days. If some unbeliever asks
"Where does the store coipe In?" the
reply Is that goods must be moved. A
big stock has been left over, ft Is
good business to move it. The Messrs,
Wilkes have hit upon this scheme
from which tho public, the three
worthy objects and themselves shoulp
derive mutual benellt.
WHAT THE FOLKS NEED
Is a greater power of digesting and
assimilating food. For them Dr.
King's Now Life Pills work wonders.
They tono and regulate the digestive
organ?, gently expel all poisons from
the system, enrich the blood, Improve
appetite, make healthy flesh. Only
2f>c at Laurent) Drug Co. and Palmetto
The Only Reason You Don't.
A groat many peoplo are using "Clif
ton" M >ur now wno a year or two ago
had no idea of doing so. They didn't
know the merits of "Clifton" flour,
and, In a way, they were satisfied with
what they were gottlng. It was good
enough so long as they didn't know
about, "Clifton". Mut it wouldn't bo
rood enough now. They know about
' Clifton" now.
You don't know about "Clifton'
flour, perhaps, and the other kind Is
good enough for you. But it won't
be when you know all about "Clifton".
You might as well learn about It
now. Wo want to tell you and todem
omtrate all we say. if you Investigate
and we don't make good, you are
not out anything. But If we do mako
good (and we will) you will have gained
Jf you profer a good family Hour,
"White Fawn" will satisfy you. It is
milled with thp same care and oqt of
the same wheat.
Any person indebted to Water and
Light Plant must come and settle be
fore June 1, 1902, otherwise light and
water will be out off without any fur
By order of City Council.
supt. Water and Light Plant.
Mail orders from our
out of town friends will
receive prompt atten
LAURENS DRUG CO.,
The latest creations
in Ladies Stationery
Playing and Visiting
Cards, plain or engrav
ed, Headquarters for
Fasteners, Jnk Stands,
Photo Paste, Blank,
Letter and Invoice
Books, Memo and Min
ute Hooks, Inks, Musi
lage, in fact every
thing for the Ofilce,
library or school room.
Also the widely ad
Your choice of these
two styles, equal to any
other $3.00 kind, for
The Laurens Drug Co?
103 West Main St.
'Phone 75 Goods delivered.
Laurens Wants the College.
Editor Laurens Advertiseb:
Wo wane the citizens ot the city
and county to know that Laurens Is
still working to get the Columbia Fe
male College, and we want them to
think about this and givo all the help
possible. Wo know of no enterprise
that would do more for tho city and
county, or would pay a better divi
dend than this college at Laurens,
both in cash and In an educational
standpoint. So lot every man, both in
the city and county, do his part and
wo will got tho college. Be sure and
let some of the business men meet the
trustees in their meeting on Juno the
2nd In the city of Columbia.
WHAT MERCHANTS SAY.
Buy your serge coat at Minter's.
A nice Alpaca coat at Minter's for
$1.00 and $1.50.
Have you tried Kingan's canned
Breakfast Bacon? It's much superior
to the common breakfast strips.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
Buck's Stoves and Hangus are sold
and guaranteed by
S. M. & E. II. Wilkcs.
Your household duties will seem
lighter if you buy groceries here.
They are always fresh.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
Thompson's "Glove Flttlug" Corsets
require no "breaking In. " Tho seams
tit so accurately over the lines of the
body that you do not realize that you
have changed the old corset for the
now. Sold by Tho Hub,
Dr. Hawes Laxative Dyspepsia Pow
der for heartburn and sour stomach.
For sale at
Palmotto Drug Co.
Men's low cut shoes in a variety of
styles and prices. Any thing you want
J. K. M inter <fc Bro.
The lino of Baby Carriages and Go
Carts we are showing this season sur
passes any that wo have over shown in
design end in price.
S, M. $ K. H. Wilkes.
Tho ladles can certainly be suitod
here in Summer foot wear. See our
two strap sandals.
J, E. Minter & Bro.
Have you the heart to pass by our
olegant display of Negligee Shirts.
We can please you.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Thompson's "Glove Fitting" Corsets
are the acme of stylo and comfort.
Sold only at Tho Hub*
A full and complete line of kitohen
utcnsels just recelvod.
S. M. ?fc E. H. Wllkes.
Our study and aim is to see how good
an article wo can glvo you for the
firlce, not how cheap. We study qual
ty and value. We want all we sell to
give the beat possible wear for tho
price, and wo are succeeding because
our customers keep trading with us.
Won't you bo one of the happy and
oontpntetl lot tooy
Davis, Roper A Co.,
Water Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers
on hand. See us before, you buy.
8. M. & E. H. Wllkes.
We want Poplar lumber, green or
dry, delivered at once to our Factory,
sawed 1 and H inches thick, any width
and length. Must be full thickness
St Laurens Furniture Man'f'g Co.
For Sai^r?Ono cow, $U5. Shepherd
pups 15 per pair, registered sire.
j. Wade Andkrhon.
Notice of Incorporation.
Notloe is hereby given by the under
signed incoporators that under a com
Suasion Issued to them by M,U. Cooper,
ecretary of State of South Carolina,
dated 10th day of May, 1002, books of
subscription to oapltal stock of the
Home Building and Savings Company,
having it's principle office in Laurens,
S. C.; will be opened at 10 o'clock a. m.
on the 24th day of May, 1002, at the
office of A. O. Todd, Attorney at Law,
Laurens, S. 0.
W. A. Watts,
Hugh K. Alken,
W. W. Ball,
Is calling you to attend the GREATEST SALE &
in the History of our store. Three Days of Q
Special Prices on Every Article.
<^sm^ This Sale Commences ^^^>
rnintt, May 22,Satnrflay Nialit, May 24?u
Ten percent on all Cash Sales will l>e Given to the following Worthy Caus"
CLINTON, S. C, MAY 22.
The following Committee of
Ladies from Clinton will be in
charge of our Store this day to
receive you, consisting of:
Mrs. Maggie Hayes,
Mrs. Hale Shands,
Mrs. W. A. Shands,
Mrs. Joe H. Phinney.
SFXOND DAY-CITY CEMETERY, LAURENS, S. C, MAY 21
The following Committee of Ladies will be in charge of our
store for this day to receive you, consisting of:
Mrs. J. D. Pitts, firs. T. B. Crews,
Mrs. L. N, Boyd, firs. H. Y. Simpson.
THIRD DAY -HAMPTON MONUMENT FUND, MAY 24.
The following Ladies of the Daughters of the Confederacy
will be in charge of our store for this day to receive
you, consisting of:
rirs John F Bolt, Miss Lola Anderson,
firs J ACopeland, Mrs C E Gray, Miss Manie Ferguson.
/ v*^ S*Z SMZ Vi - N
A Sweeping Cut=price JC JC
Will prevail in every Department during those sales.
Every Department in the store will show Bargains greater
than have ever been known before, and they are all new,
first-class goods?no old stock that has grown soiled and
old with age. We cordially invite the public to come in,
make comparisons , get our prices, which will convince
more than words that they will be serving their own in
terests and helping these worthy causes by doing their
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes,
Laurens, s. (\
I The very article for warm
and dusty weather, price Sets,
per yard. White Indian Linens
at 10c, I2ic, 15c, 20c, 25c
per yard. These are the finest
numbers we have ever shown at
Hamburg, Lawn and Swiss Embroideries and Insertions
from 5cts up. Solid and Fancy Lawns and Organdies. The
solid Linen colored Lwens are much in demand, we have open
ed the second shipment this season. Price 10 cents per yard
II. E. GRAY.
.J. C. SIIEALY,
Gray & Shealy.
A WO HO
ought, to interest the man
wlios; root' has a hole in it.
Also the man 'vho has no oof,
but intends to build eve. Our
Long Leaf unbled Pine Shin
gles are the best offered in
this city. Made from a fine
grade wood and right in every
And those figures ought to prove
that prjeos are right, too,
Gray 6t Sr>ealy.
Laurens, ,. C
Bo Yoix War)t to
Biiy a l^o^Uirjerjt?
If you do we have what you want in cither Maiblo or
Granite. We sell all kinds of Marble uiid (J-rauito
known to the trade. Best Material, First-class work at
Lowest Prices. Write ua and we will send a man to aee
WHITE & CO., Anderson, S.O.