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Friday, May 30th, 1902,
Friday, May 30th, 1902,
Of Ladies' fluslin Underwear and Silk Lawn and Percale Waists. We are indebted to Col. M. W. Dyer, President of Dyer Mill-End Syndicate, for
the Bargains we shall offer in theTIusHn*Underwear and Shirt Waist part of this Sale. He states the Syndicate took to entire out-put
of two Big MillsTfor their Shirt Waist^Sales which are flourishing throughout the North'and East.
How to Shop at
the Store During the
Great May-June Sale
at Davis, Roper & Co.
Read every line of our ad
vertisement, make out your list
and bring.it to the store with you.
No matter how larg^ the crowd
or how great the 1 .s.., we will
serve you promptly and without
delay with such list. You can
send any one of the children and
be sure of everything you need.
See immense Circular
for full list of Bargains. Watch
for Pink Tickets?every one
denotes special prices.
How to Shop by Mail
at Davis, Roper iV Co.'s
To parties out of the city
who cannot attend the sale in
person or who cannot s nd any
member of the family. Mail
your orders direct. Several fam
ilies can club together and re
duce express charges. We will
fill your orders as yon semi them
to us. Even though wo have to
send to the Mills, should they
all be should they all be sold by
tUtf" Big lot Umbrellas in
truded in this May-June Sale.
One case Men's Ribbed
Gauze Under Shirts?worth 35c
for 19 cents.
Full size Tucked Yoke Gowns at 25c,
Ladies Waists. \J? \J?
Greates line of Ladies Lawn, Percals, Silk Waists
even seen in Laurens. See them on our circular,
can't tell you about them here. You'll find it a
pleasure to look at them, and you would never
guess the price. Looking means buying?you
just can't help it.
Perfect fitting Corset Covers at 10c, Children's Drawers, 10cts| Ladies Tucked Umbrella Drawers, 15c Ladies full size Walking Skirts, 25c
Just to Make it Interesting
For the Men too we will place on our Bargain
Counters a big lot of
Men's Slim Suits, J? JC
in Colored and Black Goods. Also some short
lots in Spring Suits that can't be touched for the
price. Every long slim man in the county ought
to rush for this counter.
Remember the Days and Dates
RAIN OR SHINE-BEGINS
FRIDAY, MAY 30th.
Great Bargains J? 3?
In Embroideries, all Cr\ yard Lengths. Sold only
This Sale will be second only to the great Mill
End Sale. We have never tried to fool the people and
Ido not intend to. We shall do all we advertise and more
by the piece. Price 7 cents to 25 cents per yard.
rpi ?? .-iTi i-v ?. 1.1 11 'too. All we ask is for you to come. If you can't come
1 hese are Great Values. Don t ask the clerk J J
that waits on you to charge goods at these prices. Friday come Saturday, Monday or any day. Watch for
Positively CASH. Pink Tickets?they denote Special Prices.
LAURENS, S. C.
IXA-VIS. ^O^EI^ &> CO.
LAURENS, S. C.
Subscription Price--1Months, $1.50
Payable in Advance.
Rates for Advertising.?Ordinary Ad
vertisements, per square, on? inser
tion, $1.00; each subsequent insertion,
50 cents. Liberal reduction made
for large Advertisements.
W. W. Ball,
LAU RENS, S. C, May 28, 1002.
Goods Roads 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 Laurens must have.
Is It a Democratic Trust!
The Democratic Executive Commit
tee of Union County recently adopted
a reeolution from whloh the following
"Each candidate for office in the
approaching Democratic Primary
ehbll be assessed $5.00, and at tho same
time shall pay to the Chairman of the
Executive Committee, C. H. Peake,
86.00 for advertisement in the county
press, ?* * * and offer to ad
vertise the names of all candidates for
the sum of $2.60 for each, * * *
and if both papers refuse, that $6.00 be
roturned to each candidate and no can
didate be advercised in either paper."
The Gen?ral Assembly of Bouth
Carolina) at its last session, passed
"An Act to prohibit pools, trusts, mo
nopolies and conspiracies to control
business and prices of artloles, "to pre
vent their formation," etc , and to "au
thorize the institution of prosecutions
and suits therefor." The Aot was ap
proved February 26, 1002. Bee Acts
and Joint Resolutions of 1002, page
The following is from Section 1 of
the Aot: "Any corporation * ? ? or
any partnership or individual, or other
association or persons whatsoever,
who shall create, enter into, become
a member of or a party to any pool,
trust, agreemont, combination and un
derstanding with any other corpora
tion, partnership, individual or any
other person or association af persons,
to regulate or fix the prloe of any ar
ticle of manufacture, mechanism, mer
chandise, commodity convenience, re
pair," etc, "shall be deemed and ad
judged guilty of a conspiracy to de
fraud and to be subject to the penal
ties as provided by this act.':
Seotion 6 at the A??t proWes: "if
any two or more persons or corpora
tions, who are engaged in buying or
selling any article of commerce, * *
commodity, convenience, etc., shall
enter into any pool trust agreement,
* * combination, * * * or un
derstanding to control or limit the
trade in any such article or thing;
' ? if shall be a violation of this
Act; and any person * * * or asso
ciation of perBons committing such
violation shall be deemed and adjudged
guilty of a consplraoy to defraud, and
shall be subj ict to the penalties pre
scribed by this Act."
Section 7 provides: "It shall bo the
duty of the Attorney General and the
prosecuting attorney of each circuit
where the offence is committed, res
pectively, to enforce the provisions of
Section 4 provides a penalty of not
less than $200.00 nor more than $5,000,
for violation of the Act, each day ol
the commission of the act to be a sep
The General Assembly al.-o passed
an Act enabling the Attorney General
to 6ecure testimony in relation to vio
lations of the "Anti-trust" Act, found
on page 1001 of Acts and Joint Reso
lutions of 1002.
The Advertisxr submits the fol
That the Union County Democratic
Executive Committee is an "associa
tion of persons," and that they with
Union County candidates would form
such an association.
That advertising space of the Union
papers is a "commodity," a "conven
ience" and an "article of commerce."
* That the resolution of the committee
is an "agreement," a "combination"
and an "understanding with other
persons," presumably candidates, to
"regulate and fix the price" of a cer
tain class of advertising matter. It is
unreasonable to suppose that the com
mittee could have taken this action
without an understanding with the
It is further submitted that So
licitor Sease and Attorney General
Bellinger should at least inquire into
this proceeding. There are those who
think that the Union committee and
the Union candidates hare clearly
violated the Anti-trust law, and Mr.
Bellinger is one of the most dariog
and persevering trust hunters we have.
Of course we realize that it would be
deplorable to convict a Demooratio
Executive Committee and Demooratlc
candidates, especially of Union County,
of organizing a trust. But the law la
there. What is it there for? What Is
Mr. Sease there Tor? And Mr. Bellin
ger? Both are able lawyers. Ab
Senator Spooner said to Senator Till?
man on a memorable occasion, we
leave it to Sease and Bellinger "to
fight It out" with the Democratic Ex
ecutive Committee and candidates of
An Able Georgian.
For six or eight yeais tho Tenth
District of Georgia, the Augusta Dis
trict, has sent a man to Congress who
has been a valuable asset to tho country.
His name is Wm. U. Fleming. We do
not know him, but we have watched
his career. Bis clear-headedness aod
his fallhfulnn-s to the dictates of eon
6c'onco havo been distinctly exeep
tional during a period when many
Southern congressional minds havo
been addled most sorrowfully. Now a
Georgia polltlcan is struggling pain
fully to defeat Mr. Fleming, but it Is
to bo hoped that the Tenth of Georgia
will prove itself worthy of him by so
lectlog him?to the bonedt, credit and
high honor of the whole South.
We havo no objection to Speclil Em
bass idor Reid wearing kneo breeches
a* King Edward's coronation, but It
would be more appropriate tor Uncle
Sam to send over a genulno American;
for example, our old Seminole friend
young Billy Bowlega, of Dade County,
Fla., who would not insist upon wear
ing any breeches whatever.
At Wares Shoals Col. Talbert rose
up and spoko for good roads. If wo
can elect a few first-class road-builders
in this Sta'e, it does not matter so
much who is Governor. We shouldn't
mind seeing tho office of Governor
abolished and the offlco of road builder
substituted for it.
What a pity Col. W. J. Bryan did
not hear Congressman Latlmcr's
speech at Ware Shoa'sV Ho would
havo found out at last that U is no
longer "an absolute necessity" to ad
vocate freo silver at 1(1 to 1.
No, Tub Advkutiskk is not rosport
siblo for tho report thatJ. Pierpont
Morgan will become a citizen of South
Carolina and be a candidate for mem
ber of the State dispensary board of
Stator McLaurin did not attend
the State Convention in Columbia last
week f r the same reason that Senator
Tillman did not dine with Princo
Henry at tho White House.
Charleston's Exposition will be over
in threo days, and it is fully four
months beforo the Laurens County
1 here's one consolation ? Laurens
beef is trust proof.
Cuba is loose.
Sal', rheum, or eczoma, with its Rob
ing and burning, is cured by Hood's
Sarsaparille. So are all other blood
TO BUILD NEW DEPOT.
Railways Will .Make Ex
Additional Side-Trackage for One Hun
dred Core?Expenditure of u< Least
$15,000? To Begin June, 1st.
The ('harleston and Western < 'arolina
and Columbia! Nowborry and Laurens
Railways will build a new freight depot
and make improvements on thoir prop
erty here to cost at least $15,000. The
work will begin Juno 1st. The enor
mous increase in the business of Lauf
ens in the last few years has made these
increased facilities necessary. No bet
ter proof of the growth of Laurens than
what the railways purpose to do could
Tin* new depot will be of brick,
140 by 60 feet, and will front, on Main
street at, u point about opposite Mr.
A. II. Sullivan's residence.
Additional side-tracks to accommo
date lot) cars will be pnt in.
The Old frame depot of t he C. & W.
C, the old railway eating house and
the old hrick depot will be taken down
und removed. The ground in the vi
cinity will be graded and levelled.?
Fully $2,f>00 will be spent in removing
These improvements moan a great,
deal for Laurens, Lasting benefits to
shipping interests will accrue. Besides,
the work will put a good deal of money
in circulation in the dullest months of
the year, and business will feel It.
Altogether, the announcement of
these improvements is good news for
Laurens, and the railways will be gen
erally praised for their appreciative in
terest in the town's growth and elVorts
to further It.
STORM VISITS UNION.
Fl ye People Lose Their hi yes and
Much Property Is Injured.
At 4 p. m. Sunday, Union was visited
by a storm and Misses Sallie Hart and
Annie Lawson, Mrs. Maxey Sims and
little Vera Sims were killed. They
were in a house which were blown
down, The Knitting Mill near by lost,
its roof and a number of houses were
prostrated. Roofs of two cotton mills
were injured. One death was also ro
portod from Jonosvillo, a relativo of
S?ss Lawson who was killed at Union.
Two Performances by the Two-HIng
The Slate Democratic Committeo has
arranged tho schedules for tho nollti
cal circus. The aggregation will tour
the state in two grand divisions The
Gubernatorial and other etato olllcors
will strike this county on July IHth.
1 ho Sonatorlal crowd will hit this sec
tion on July, 31st. According to tho
almanac there'll be a hot liino. Ad
on. iion to both performances will bo
freo and you are cordially invited to
attend, and the grand contest at the
polls shortly thereafter deserves your
Have you the heart to pass by our
elegant display of Negligee Shirts.
We can please you.
Davis, Roper A Oo.
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fvSKKI), ANSWEKK1) AM) DODGKDh
The questions holow have heon sent
to Thk Advkhtisbu and generally
sueli answers as comes handy are here
by tired haok. Sometimes they are
Why is Wares Shoals so named? Cu
Because tho water wares away the
shoals. That's easy, Charlie.
Where would you advise a man to
live in Laurens In order to feel good all
t he tinio? Moses.
Tip Top, wo should t hink.
What is I he hottest plaeo on earth?
Mount I'elee Island of Martinique, is
next to the hottest. Walk down to the
depot in tills town at midday and you
will Want to go there to cool Off.
Why has not the enterprising city of
Laurons a Hoard of Trade? Business
The city is growing too fast to hot her
wit !i such things.
Are women's chths conducive to hu
man happiness? Still Singlo.
- ftespectfully referred to tho donat
ing clubs of the county until wo can
afford more life insurance.
If Sam Jones and Bon Tilhnan were
to meet in joint debate, what, do you
think would he the result? Anxious
We have hi en revolving this question
for live years. Anxious, and have readi
ed those conclusions: 1. Tho fire de
partment would be oallod out. 2. The
Kx-Colonel of t he Rough Riders would
ask to come into the game. X All po
ker games would adjourn without wait
ing for the hank to settle. 4, Plying fur
and feathers would darken tho day.
.">. My dear Appell would smile once
more. Ii. The young king of Spain
would loavc his hull lights and Come.
7. The debaters would untangle, both
fresh and ready for more. 8. They
would form a partnership and tour tho
world, repeating the performance and
makingmoro monoy than all the Beau
mont gUsboi's together.
Will you doflno tho term "horso
Horse-power is any kind of power
that moves things and is chiefly to bo
distinguished from political campaign
power, which is tho |m>wor dcvolopcd
in quantities from tho throats of the
longest oared animals.
Why do you object to ship sudsidios?
(lommercial Democrat .
Because WO are not a ship.
Who do you think is the smartest
man alive? Married man.
We really do not know hut your three
year Old is the smartest hoy alive.
What do you consider the paramount
Issue Ot tin-county campaign? States
The potato bug.
If you wanted to escape a dull
time, where would von go? Wearle
Souffle-town, if names moan anything.
Do you think the Gymnasium Club in
our town is a moral institution? Younjr
"Cleaolinoss is next to godliness"
and bath tubs are features bf the Club.
Who do you bot will head tho ticket
for tho legislature? Wondorer.
Wo don 1 bot on uncertainties but
tho candidates for Auditor, if they vote
solid, run elect anybody but them
Is it likely to bo a dry Summery
Ob, no. The State Dispensary bus
bought $500,000.00 worth of liquor.
Is there much money in circulation
in Laurens now? Financier.
About$4.NO and its pulse was mighty
slow when we hist felt it.
KIR. ROYCE DEAD.
Well Known Cross Hill Citizen Pusses
Mr, Mart, ?oycodied at his homo Erl?
day morning at, 7 o'clock. Mr. Boyce
had been si?d< for some thue. lie was a
good husband, a good lather, and above
all a true Christian. He was an elder
of Liberty Springs church, also i Sun
day school teacher, until his health
fulled. He leaves a wife and six chil
dren. The funeral was preached Sat
urday morning by Rov. J. b\ Jacobs, of
Clinton. Tho family has the deepest
sympathies of our community.
Rev, (\ IL Ratehford came home Sat
urday front Mississippi. He was a del
egate to the Qonoral Assembly.
Mrs. m. a. Lenman and children and
Mrs. J, E. Loaman are visiting Green
Mrs. Jennie Loaman is quite sick at
Mrs. Dr. Austin from ('oronaea at
tended Mr. Boyco's funeral Saturday.
Miss R?sa Lee Kuller is visiting Lau
Mrs. Dr. Teaguo spent n few days
last week with parents.
Little Nelly Joe Austin had a birth
day supper Monday night. All of the
little girls hud a jolly time.
Mrs. Janie Pinson is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. S. A. Lcuinan.
The Cross Hill school will close Fri
day with a picnic. Come all with your
Miss Emmie and Josh Calboun, of
Saluca, spent, Sunday in the city.
Tho fruit crop will be very small.
Cherries tire falling off.
It is very dry now. VIOLET.
Cross Hill, May, 2d.
HOLD3 UP A CONGRESSMAN.
"At the end of tho campaign,"
writes Champ Clark, Missouri's bril
liant Congressman, "from ovor-wo k,
norvous tension, loss of sleep and con
stant speaking I had about utterly
col ap .cd. It Roomed that all tho or
gans in my body wero out of order,
but three bottles of Electric Blttors
made me all right. It's the best all
around medicine, over sold over a
druggist's counter." Over-workod
run-down mun anil weak, sickly wo
men gain splendid health and vitality
from Electric Bitters. Try thom. On
ly 60o. Guaranteed by Laurons Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Thompson's "Glove Eitting" Corsets
are the acme of style ana comfort.
Sold only at The Hub
A full and complete line of kitchen
utensels jubt received.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Quarter Mill Increase.
At the citizens meeting held Satur
day and adjourned over until Monday,
the levy for the support of the City
schools was fixed at two and three
quarter mills, one-quarter of a mill
more than 1. ' year. The increase is
due to demand for Improvements on the
building deemed absolutely necessary.
Light Rolls Biscuit and Cake
Depend more on the flour than on
the cook. You canaot make (rood,
light, appetizing bread with p >or
Hour. "Clifton" is the friend of every
bread-maker ? a pure, rich Hour of un
rivaled quality. All tho wealth of th <
wheat is retained. Use "Clifton" and
your bread and cuke will be light,
*weet and of delicious flavor.
REVEALS A GREAT SECRET.
It is often asked how such startling
cures, that puzzle tho best physicians,
are effected by Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption. Here's tho se
cret. It cuts out the phlegm and germ
infected mucus, and lets the life-giving
oxygen enrich and vitalize the blood,
it heale the inflamed, eouzh-worn
throat and lunga. 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 f>0c and
$1,00. Trial bo1 ties free at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
How to Sell.
If you have cotton sect1, seed pota
toes,.sorghum seed, pens, pigs, wood,
goats, a horse, a cow, or anything on
earth to seM, try an ad in the one cent
a word column of the advertiser.
Thoso ads will rent your hou-es and
supply your wants. Von can get a wife
or catch the end a rainbow by means
of them. All It co-ts is a quarter.
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1instant relief, even in the worst cases. It curesn
whon all else fails. p
The Rev. O. P. Wells, of Villa Ridge, Ill.j
( says: " Your trial hottlo of Asthmalano rccetvedB
?in good condition. I cunnot tell you how lhank-n
' ful I leel for the good derived from it. I was sR
slave chained, with putrid sore throat and kk!hmaQ
f??r ten years. I despaired of ever being curtd.g?
1 saw your advertisement for tho euro of thlfrfl
dreadful and tormonting tlis.-n.-r, asthma, andfi
thought you had overspoken yourselves, hut re-JS
solved to give It a trial. To my astonishment, Iheg
trial acted like a charm. Send mo a full si ze 1 (ittit .0
Wo want to send to every sufferer a trial treatment of Asihma-b
line, similar to tho ono that cured Mr. W?lls. We'll send it byf}
mail Postpaid, Absoiotoly Free of Charge, to any sufferer whoE
will write for it, even on a posts'. Never mind, though you areg
a despairing, howover bad your case, the more glad we are to send If.g
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If you do we have what you want in either Marhlo or
Granite. We sell all kinds of Mavblo and Granito
kuown to the trade. Bast Material, First-class work at
Lowest Prices. Write us and we will send a man to seo
WHITE & C^T^^^rgpii, S.U.