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Splendid Gift toThornwell
Orphanage at Clinton.
Generosity of an Unknown New Yorker?
Bonds Received by Express for In
itHtion's Endowment Fund.
Tho Thorn v. HI Orphanage at Clinton
received for its endowment fund an
express packago containing seouritles
to the amount of $25,000 last week,
Tho gift was from a New Yorker whose
name is not known.
Tho story is that the giver was a
friend of a Virginia gentleman by
whom he was told of the orphanage
some time ago. The New Yorker had
never heard of it before but was
pleased with tho account of it. He
said that ho intended to mako it a gift.
Later he pent the $20,000 to the Vir
ginian with tho request that his name
should not be divulged and the Vir
ginian sent the securities to Dr. Jacobs,
tho presidont of the orphauage. Dr.
Jacobs does not know the namo of the
name of the New Yorker.
Some months ago it was staled that
the orphanage had received a bequest
from a lady of New York who recently
died, amounting to $10,000.
They Will Serve at the Court of Com
mon Please in July.
The Petit Jurors below have been
drawn for the Court of Common Pleas
which meets on the second Monday in
July. This term of court lasts one
week. On the fourth Monday in July
the Court of General Sessions for the
trial of criminal cases meets.
Tho Common Pleas Jurors aro:
S. H. Johnson, Sullivan; H. L, Blako
ly, Laurens; S. D. Edwards, Young*:
K. J.Stoddard, Dials; 8. M. Ball, Dials;
J. P. W.Watts, Laurens; VV.T. Blakely,
Scul?etown; John 1). Davis, T. H. Llt
tlo, Hunter; W.M.Henderson,Dials; W.
E. Boll, Jacks; D. A. Goddard. Water
loo; J. P. Dillard, Scuflletown; J. H.
Petereon, Lauren*; W.P.Brown, Lau
rons; J. W. A. Boyd, Hunter; Jos. A.
Hill, Cross Hill; J. L. Power, Dials;
R. B. Vanc?, Hunter; J. C. Carter,
Sullivan; J. H. Pinson, Cross Hill; J.
M. Bryson, Hunter; Stobo J Bolt, Sul
livan; W. A. MoQuown, Hunter, J. W.
Fowler, Waterloo, Jas. II. Boyd, Lau
rens, S. A. Leaman, Cross Hill; J. G.
Sullivan, Laurens; J. Y. Matthews,
Cross Hill? B. Y. Culbertson, Laurens;
11. J. Copeland, Hunter; JohnF. Sloan,
Youngs; L. R. Stone, Hunter; J. T.
Bramlett, Dials; W. H. Anderson,
Laurens; J. I. Coleman, Laurens.
OPENING NEW ROAD.
Steep Hills on the Greenville Road to be
One section of the County Chain
Gang under the direction of Supervisor
Drummond is engaged in oponing a
now road leading North of Laurens to
tho Dr. J. A. Barksdale place. The
road turns West from the old Green
ville road or Church Street at the new
bridge over the creek and an easy
grade is obtained for one and a half
miles, avoiding the steep hills of the
The other section of the Chain Gang
is at work in Jacks township under the
direction of Commissioner Henry.
The Supervisor states that two new
bridges have beon completed in Dials
and one is in prospect in Laurens.
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Negro Man and Horse Struck?Storm
Saturday afternoon a negro man
Silas Mays, who lived on Frank Bram
lett's place in the north western part
of tho county was killed by lightning.
His horse, or mule, was also killed.
It Is said that 2!) years ago seven cows
were Killed by lightning on the same
There was no storm when Mays was
killed and little cloud was seen.
In Union county, along the Enoroe,
a severe storm prevailed Saturday.
Nine out-houses were blown down on
the plantation of Ben Betsill. It is
said that a colored woman was killed.
Hail did considerable damage to crops.
DELEGATES TO BE ELECTED.
Sunday School Convention Will Meet
July, 30 ami 81.
The Laurens County Sunday School
Convention will meet with the First
Methodist Church of Clinton on July
30 and 31. It is desired that the Sun
day Schools throughout the county at
once elect delegates. The outlook is
that the convention this year will be
a large one and that great interest will
be taken In it. The program will be
Excursion to Augusta.
The C. & W. C. Railway will run an
Excursion from Spartanburg and inter
mediate stations to Augusta, Ga., July
1st, at vory low rates for the round
trip, Rate from Spartanburg, $1.50,
WoodrulT, $1.40, Laurens $ 1.26, Water
loo $1.25, Greenwood $1.15 and corres
ponding low rates from other points.
Special train will leave Spartanburg
8:00 A. M. July, 1st., arriving Augusta
12:40P.M. returning leavo Augusta
8:00 P. M. July 2nd, giving one wholo
day and a half in Augusta. Separate
coaches for white and colored passen
gers. Tickets on sale by depot agents,
The Electric Railway line between
Augusta and Alken is expected to bo
comploted by July 1st and patrons of
the Exouraion can take a delightful
ride of about twenty miles at a nom
All Classes Can Get It.
Tho grocers who are handling "Clif
ton" flour are the ones who have the
best trade and tho tightest grip on it,
"Clifton" la a flour of quality, and goes
into the homes of people who want the
best tho market affords, and this ap
plies in this free country to all from
the lowest to the highest station. No
sumptuary laws can prevent the hum
blest American citizen from buying
the p'irest and best Hour, and every
good housokeoper knows sho gets the
puroat and best when she buy; "Clif
O won shorn, Ky.
WHAT THE FOLKS NEED
Is a greater power of digesting and
assimilating fcod. For them Dr.
King's New Lifo Pills work wonders.
They tone and regulate tho digestive
organ*, gently expel all poisons from
the system, enrich the blood, Improve
appotite, make healthy flesh. Only
2oc at Laurens Drug Co, and Palmetto
Winthrop College Scholarship and
The examinations for the award of
vacant 'scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new stu
dents will be held at the County Court
House on Friday, July 11th, at 9 A. M.
Applicants must not be less than fif
teen years of age
When scholarships are vacated after
July 11th, they will be awarded to
thodo making, the highest average at
The next session will open Septem
ber IV, 1902.
For further information and a cata
logue address Pres. D. B. Johnson,
Hook Hill, S. &
?SOMK VIS I TO IIS AND OTIIEUS.
Mr. G. B. Anderson of Bock Hill
1? in the city.
Miss Musa Barbut of North Carolina
is visiting Miss Emma liudgens.
Miss Meta Sullivan is visiting Miss
Breedon in Bennettsville.
Miss Royster of Virginia is the
guest of Miss Perrin Farrow.
Miss Elizabeth Todd is visiting in
Mi68 Lillian Jamison of Newberry is
the guest of Mrs. E. H. Wilkes.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Fuller spent a few
days at Harris Lithia last week.
Miss Hosalce Burton is at homo for
the holidays from Winthrop.
Mr. Jamos Switzer of Woodruff was
In the city this week. ;
Judge R. C Watts spent Sunday in
Mr. J. A. Copoland and Master
Wllllum Bruco Copeland went to Spar
tanburg on Saturday.
Mrs. Dell Robinson and daughter
have returned to Nowberry after visit
ing Mr. N. B. Dial's family.
* Mr. James Guess of Donmark, S. C,
has returned to his home after a visit
to his cousin, Haskoll Dial.
Miss Boulab Ballo has returned from
a visit to Norwood, N. C, and Philadel
Mrs. Mattio Bray and children left
yo6torday for Moorchead City, N. C,
where they will spend tho summer.
Reuben Pitts of this city has be^n
elected priDcipnl of tho luman school,
Spar tanburg county.
Tho kitchen of the residonce of W.
P. Childress caught fire Monday but
the llamos were promptly extinguished
ami little damage was done.
Misses Lowllyn Fuller of Columbus
and Lola Anderson of Augusta, Ga.,
havo been visiting at Mr. T. F.
Miss Daisy Harris, of Gray Court,
received her deplomaat Winthrop last
week. Miss Harris is a very bright
girl and took a lino stand in her class.
Mrs. C. C. Feathor&tono. while visit
ing in Groenvllle last week was one of
tho guests of honor at a brilliant re
ception given by Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Mr. S. M. Wilkes left on yostorday
for Boydton Virginia to be present at
the marriage of his brother Mr. P, B.
Wilkes to Miss Annie Atkins on
Superintendent Jones and all the
teachers of the city schools with one
exception left yesterday to attend the
State Summer School for teachers at
Winthrop College, Rock Hill.
Miss Maud Inez Tillman recontly re
elected to a position in the city schools
for tho coming session, has also been
tendered a placo in tho schools at
Sumter. She will decline the Sumter
position, it is 8t..tcd.
Mrs. Mellna Fowler, of Laurens, has
been awarded a prizo for a quilt on ex
hibition in the Woman's Building dur
ing the Exposition. This quilt was
one of the most beautiful pieces of
work sent down in tho Laurens ex
Mr. Frank Word of Hogansvillo, Ga.,
was in the city Monday. Mr. Word is
a nephew of the late Mrs. Banco and a
cousin, therefore, of Mrs. J. F. Bolt
and tho Messrs. Crews. He is spend
ing some time at Harris Lithia
Springs. Ho is a prominent citizen of
his section of Georgia.
Miss Elberta Turner, the daughter
of Mr. W. P. Turnor of Carroll, this
county and Mr. Frank Lee Holland of
Atlanta, Ga., wore married on the ISth
of June. The wedding took placo at
home and was a very beautiful affair.
Immediately after the ceremony the
bride and groom left for Washington.
Mrs. S. M. Wilkes entertained a
party of delightful girls last week:
Misses Allie and Emmie Webb of
Greenwood, Liezo Rawoth of Augusta,
Azilo Wilson of Laurens and Lucilo
Benoit of Darlington. On Thursday
evening Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes gave an
"Observation Party" in tholr honor at
which about forty guests were present.
Prizes were given to the keenest
observer, Miss Connie Jones receiving
a dainty powder box and Mr. James
Dunklin a tobacco box, while the
consolation prizes, a mirror and a pair
of spectacles, fell to Miss Amy Nolan
and Mr. Allan Shell.
Rev. Mr. Wbarton, In change of tho
Epworth Orphanage in Columbia, has
issued an urgent appeal for assistance
for the orphans.
First Cotton Bloom.
Mr. Milton B, MeCuen of Juno 18th
sent the first cotton bloom. It eamo
from bis regular planting, at Princeton.
Mr. MoCuen says the cotton crop is
very fine "round Princeton.
Library Will Be Open.
Hencoforward the city schools' li
brary will bo open at 6 o'clock each
Friday aftornooi). Superintendent Jones
has appointed Miss Olio Adams and
Miss Sitgreaves to act as librarians this
Remedy for Hard Times.
R. P. Mllam & Co. elsowhere in this
Eaper propose to help the people of
taurens "over the July grade" by
selling groceries and supplies cheaper
than ever. They invite inquiry from
the buying public.
The Ladies Aid Society of tho Chest
nut Ridge Baptist Church will have a
barbanue at the Tabby Martin spring
near the Church on July, 17., 1002.
The public Is cordially invited to
General Bonham's Condition.
Mr. L. W. Simklns received a tele
gram yesterday that General M. L.
Bonham's condition was slightly im
proved. It is still critical but there is
a ohanco of his recovery, He is siilin
ing from blood poisoning,
Keep Up With Campaign.
The AdvkrtI8Ek gives tho peoplo
of Laurens six columns about the state
and senatorial campaign this week.
The reports of mootiirgs on .the first
page show what the issues aro and the
feople have an opportunity to inform
At the First Methodist Church on
next Sunday the pastor will preach a
special sermon to tho children and
foung people. The sermon will be
ilusi rated by use of the Blackboard or
oihor materials. Parents as well as
young people are invited.
Wedding and dance invitations?An
VKRTI8ER Job Office.
We are very grateful to'the people
for their patronage during our mark
down sale. Wo will continue the
mark-down sale on many goods for a
short time. This Is your opportunity
J. ft. Mlnter & Bro.
Cross Dili Man is Charged
Uls Store Was Burned on the Night or
July 12th, Along With Several
Others?A Sensational Case.
News was received hero yesterday
that P, H. Madden of Cross Hill hud
been arrested charged with burning
his own and other stores in Cross Hill
on the night of Jvuie 12. It was re
ported that Madden's arrest had been
caused by u detective who swore out the
The fire, it is claimed, began in
Madden's store. Howards were offered
by tho Governor and the town council
for the supposed incendiary. Madden's
store and goods were insured, it is said,
Mr. Madden was brought here yes
terday afternoon in charge of consta
bles. The wurrant, it appears, was
sworn out by a detectivo from Colum
bia tunned Hammand' A search war
rant was first obtained and Madden's
house searched. It said that several
articles, of no great value which hud
conic from the store were found In the
house. Madden claims that he can satis
factorily explain all this. He con
sulted Attorney W. R, Kiehoy on his
Mr. Madden is in custody of the
Sheriff. Ho will have a Preliminary
.Saturday before magistrate Goodman.
RECEPTION LAST NIGHT.
It Was UIVCU to Mr. ami Mrs. A. Dial
A delightful reception was given by
Mrs. Kosa [rby Oaine last evening to
Mr. and Mrs. A. Dial Gray at her beau
tiful home in South Harper Street.
Dancing was enjoyed and delicious re
freshments were served. The guests
Mr. and Mrs. It. P. Jones, Mr, and
Mrs. T. D. Darlington, Mr. and Mrs.
W. 1*. Caino, Miss Marv Bo wen, Miss
Nolle Bolt, Miss Alma Shell, Miss Wil
louGray, Miss Pauline Anderson, Miss
Mary Simpson, Miss Matt.ie Kern, Miss
Willie .Tones, Miss Lillian Jamieson
of Newberry, Miss Amy Nolan, Miss
Louise Riehcy, Miss Marbut, Miss
Emma Hudgens, Miss Annie Gilkcrsoh,
Miss Curo Adams, Miss Azlio Wilson,
Miss Willou Boyd.
Dr. W. ?. Ferguson, R. V. Irbv, G.
W.Shell, H. C. Fleming, Karle Wilson,
JelT Adams, John Y. Gurlington, Albert
C. Todd, Coke Gray, Haskell Dial,
Allan Shell, Cash Watts, Samuel R.
Todd, C. m. Miller. Roy Wilkcs, James
Dunklin, m. R. Frierson, Robert W.
Davis Pope Irby, Wm. [rby, W. C.
Irbv, Jr., Jas. Stall, Ohas. P. Wells.
Work of The Wednesday Club for tho
The program of the Wednesday Club
of Laurens, (the ladies' club), for the
year beginning September23, bus been
published) in an attractive pamphlet.
The subject of the year's work will be
Russia. At tho first meeting of the year
thc"Country" will be studied,the theme
being subdivided into "Extent, subdi
vison and physical features, birth of
the Empire," etc. At subsequent meet
ings religion, government, races of peo
ple, ruling classes, famous cities, ar
chitecture, rulers, nihilism and anarch
ism, schools, the position of woman in
Russia, literature, Russia as a world
power and her destiny will be topics
discussed. The annual election will
take place on May 2<ith, 1903.
The Wednesday Club is one of the
most successful of such organizations
in the South and it will be seen from
the program that its work is of a high
order. The activities of the club have
resulted already in improving the town
in many ways. It has been of great
assistance to the public library and by
other practical methods has helped to
elevate and stimulate the community.
The pamphlet is printed artistically
on good book paper and with covering
of linen bond paper on which appears
the title in gold letters. It is from the
Job Office of THE ADVERTISER.
SIXTEEN OY ER EIGHTY.
Sullivan Towuship Has a Long List
of Aged People.
TnE Advertiser has received the
Mr. Editor:?I doubt if any other
Township in Laurens can show as may
old people as Sullivan Township. Here
is a list:
Mrs. Mary D. Sullivan, 80; Mrs. Bet
sy Phillips, 80; Clarinda Stone, 8?; Ag
nes W. Quartes, 80: Permcliu Me
Knight, 01; Charlotte Pitts, 34; Frances
Knight, 80: Elizabeth Hitch, 81; Rutha
Lindloy, 81; Polly Bolt, 83: Henrietta
Tumblln, 7'.): Martha Austin, 80} Polly
Beeks, 81: Jarnos S. Bolt, 81: Jonathan
Babb, 82; Henderson LIndloy, 80; Sun
ford Knight, 77; James L, Davis, 82.
In the above list arc eighteen persons
of who all but two are past H"}. Thir
teen arc women and five are men. The
total age of the eighteen is 1488 years.
If these eighteen people had lived at
different times, ono being born when
another died, they would have stretch
ed back to the Anglo-Saxon conquest
It would be very interesting to have
similar lists of old people from other
Townships. Can't Dr. Wolff send The.
Advertiser a list from Dials, Dr.
Boozer from Hunters, Capt. Ben Lan
ford from Youngs, Dr. Smith from Wa
terloo and other friends from other
townships? All of which would bo ap
CONCERNING THE FAIR.
County Agricultural and Mechanical
and Live Stock Association to Meet.
Tho following call has boon issuod;
"A meeting of tho La.irons County/Ag
ricultural Mechanical and Livo Stock
Association is horeby called for Mon
day July 7th, 1002, in tho Court House
at 10 a. m.
W. H. Dial,
H. K. Alken, Sec'y.
"[County papers plcaso copy.]"
Af this meeting tho matter of hold
ing a county fair this fail will be dis
cussed. No groat lntorost has been
manifested In tho faiv so far. If tho
town wlshos to have tho fair it is time
to begin tho work of preparation. If
the peoplo aro not willing to contribute
and contribute cheerfully to tho ex
penses, no fair should be held. Some
times it has been a difficult task to raise
money. If the town wants a fair, it
should be supported liberally. If tho
fair is not wanted, the merchants and
others should attend the meeting on
July 7th, and say so.
The last of the old issuo of Laurens
County, Greenwood and Spartanburg
Railroad Bonds maturing in 1002 has
been cancelled by the Treasurer and
new 30 years bonds issued instead. Of
the old bonds $?0,000 were not present
ed for refundraent until last week.
These belonged to the late Mr. Springs
of Oharlotte. They have now been
exchanged for the new 41 per cent
99 cts., 99 cts.
Wo ran enlarge any photograph
in Crayon, Sepia or Paste!. One j
bust can be taken from a group or
two busts can be enlarged on one
mount. We have the work done
by Artists. See samples in our
show window, a tinted Crayon
costs Ninety-nino cents and you don't
have to buy a frame unless you
The Laurens Drug Go.
103 West Main St.
'Phono 75 Goods delivered.
99 cts., 99 cts.
KNIGHTS TO PICNIC.
on 4th of July.
Grand Prelate Somersett and Her. R.
II. Jones Invited to Make Addresses
??Committee of Arrangements.
Laurens Lodge, No. 43, K.of P. de
termined Monday night to unite with
the lodges of Enoree, Woodruff and
Clinton on July, 4th., in a basket pic
nic at Hill's Spring, Enoree.
All Knights are invitod to at
tend with baskets and they are expect
ed to invite their friends. Grand Pre*
lato J. A. Somer8ett and Rov. R. H.
Jones, both former members of Lau
rens Lodge, have been Invited to make
addresses. The fair for tho round trip
from Laurens will bo 50 cents, train
leaving Laurens at 6:80 a.m. and re
turning 6:15 p. m. The following 1b
tho committee of arrangements of
Laurens Lodge: P. G. McDaniel,
Chairman; H. K. Aiken, E. P. Barks
dale, W. E. Harrell and H. Torry.
Stato Just What You Want.
Thore is a lot of the most desirable
trade that no one can get who doesn't
handle "Clifton" Hour. Users of "Clif
ton" can't be satisfied with any other
kind. "Clifton" has established a new
standard of purity and the highest ex*
cellenco. If you have not used "Clif
ton" recently, you should by all means
instruct your grocer to send you a sack
when you order Hour again. Don't let
him persuado you be has "something
just as good." He may bo buying
other so-called patent Hour at a little
less than he pays for "Clifton" and he
naturally wants to push this on you
because he makes a few cents more on
lit. Insist on having "Clifton", if you
want the purest and best.
SECOND REWARD OFFERED.
Town Council of Cross Hill Also Has
The Town Council of Cross Hill,
as will bo seon from an advertise
ment olsewbero, has offered a reward
of $100.00 for the person or persons
supposed to have tired the buildings
burned in Cross Hill on tho night of
tho 12th. This is in addit ion to the re
ward offered by the Governor, making
the total $200.00.
In the Governor's proclamation pub
lished last week tho dato of tho firo
was stated as Juno 13, when it should
havo boon Juno 12, tho mistako having
boon made in the Information to tho
Governor on which tho proclamation
Glenn Springs Hotel.
The Glenn Springs Hotel Is now open
for tho season. Delightful old Glenn
Springs?old in fame, old in memories
or joyous times, fragrant of the best
of social pleasures, the congregating
and summer abiding place of oultured,
gonlal Carolinians. And yet new?in
accommodations, conveniences, with
everything added every year to make
tho guest's enjoyment fuller and keoner
and giving to life more of zest and
more of?life Itself, Col. Jim Bacon
rightly believes that the young man
who has never flirted a little at Glenn's
has never been educated. Col. Bacon
is a broadly and roundly educated
young man. Meanwhile, the same old
spring that everybody believes in is
still flowing and healing.
Planting Wheat In Rows.
Editor Advertiser:?To show that
Major Ferguson's plan of sowing whoat
is a good ono, I read a few years ago
that the wheat in England was sown in
rows and cultivated as other crops, and
the yield was 33 bushels to tho acre
the State over.
IDon't think that eruption of yours
can't be cured. Take Hood's Sarsapa
rille?it* virtue 1? ii^ power to cure.
HOW VOTE STANDS.
The Commercial College
EUwood DUIard in the Load-Mr. Boe
der, .Miss Smith and Miss Blakcly
Has Big Votes--Other Candidates.
The Advertiser's race for a scholar
ship in the Comver8e Commercial
College has hardly begun yet but a
big vote is being polled It is impos
sible to guess how tho final vote will
After this week, the vote will not be
published for several weeks, Ths votes
um.;t be sent in as usual but it will add
to the interest to keep tho figures pri
vate . Moanwhilo tho way to get votes
is to get subscribers. The candidate
who gets 10 now subscribers each week
will have a great assistance. Got
your friends to subscribe and got their
No papers will bo sold but subscrip
tions will bo taken at 25 cents for three
months. You can get your friends to
subscribe and vote for you. Twenty
five new subscribers would be 25 votes
a weok while tho contest lasts.
Horo is the third week's balloting:
Miss Lynn Smith,. 8?
Miss I'earlo Blakeley,. GO
EUwood Dillard,. 181
C. Wash Jones, . 23
Y, S. Gilkcrson,. . 1
L. E. Reeder, . 78
D. L. Brooks, .. 52
Miss Ethel Toague, . 12
Miss Lillie E. Nash, 2
The prize is a scholarship In the
shorthand course. It is worth $40.00.
The prize is open to tho young per
son, under 30, in Laurens County, wo
man or man, married or single, who
gets the most votes.
The ballot is printed bolow. Cut It
out and write tho namo of your candi
date. Send tho ballot in to The A?
Vote a9 often as you please, clipping
your ballots from Tino Advertiser.
Of course, if you want your candi
date to win, you must got your friends
to subscribe to THE ADVERTISER, so
that they can vote. Wherever there
is a copy of The ADVERTISER there is
This contest diiTors from othors The
Advertiser has had, in this?the
ballots in each issue go out of date in a
week. You may observo that the bal
lot in this paper is dated June 25. Next
week they will bear tho date of July
2. Ballots appearing tills week, to he
counted, must bo received by 12 o'clock
on n^xt Wednesday. After that, bal
lots ?f June 25 will be no good.
The last ballots will appoar in The
Advertiskr of Wednesday August 20
and votes will be received until Tues
day noon precisely, September 2d.
The winner will only have board to
pay. The tuition, worth $40.00, is the
Here is the Ballot. Cut It out. Gat
your neighbor to subscribe and get his
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$ June 25th.
2 SCHOLARSHIP AT ?
I Converse j
? Commercial College I
t 1 VOTE FOR
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Dr. Hawes Laxative Dyspepsia Pow
der for heartburn and sour stomach.
For sale at
Palmetto Drug Co.
R. II. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstono, Welch iSi Todd,
LA WYE RS.
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
La u r ens, s. C.
WORKINU FOR MISSIONS.
Heeling or Met IumIIsI Women's Aux
iliary In Sumter. *
t Com mu n lea ted. ]
The Annual Meeting of the Soutli
Carolina Conference Woman's Foreign
Missionary Soeiety was held in the
Flr6t Methodist Church, Sumter, S. C,
beginning Friday evening June 6th,
The meeting was largely attended,
especially at night and on Sunday
when the church was Oiled to over
flowing. In tho beginning of tho ses
sions, our President, Mrs. M. D.Wight
man, pleaded for a Spiritual meeting
and the necessity of getting deeper
than the mere giving of dollars and
cents was stressed by other leaders dur
ing tho meeting. Thanks bo unto God
that our people are being awakened to
that fact. Oh, what good could be ac
complished for our Fathor if wo as
members of tho different auxiliaries
would givo ourselves over into tho
hands of God to be used by Rim at His
will! Will not every lady manager of
Juvenile Societies and tho President of
Adult Societies strive by the help of
the Roly Spirit to implant this need
Into Mio mind and heart of her mem
After learning of our work in For
eign Fiolds and finding how true to
Ood the natives of those countries are
after learning of Him, suroly no wor
ker could leave tho annual mooting
without a deeper lovo and more deter
mined zeal for Mission work.
Below is a partial program of tho
Friday 8:30, p. in., tho Confer
ence was called to order by Mr. J.
W. Kllgoro presiding Elder of Sumter
District with appropriate words of wel
come to tho body of workers. Ofllcers
of Woman's Mission Hoard were intro
duced to the audience.
Saturday at 0 a. m. Devotional exer
cises conduoted by Miss I. D. Martin.
The lesson for tho day from prayer
calendar was road. Tho report- of
work was made by Mrs. Humbert. She
reported I believe over $7,000 raised by
the women of South Carolina last year.
Somo business matters were brought
before tho Conference. Mrs. Humbert
read a very thrilling and Interesting
letter from Miss Steger of Palmetto
School, Shanghai, China.
Saturday 4 p. m. Devotional oxer
cises conducted by Mrs. E. S. Humbert.
Tho subjoct of how to got children in
terested in mission work was discussed.
Saturday 8:30 p. m. No service on
account of rain.
Sunday 10 a. m. Testimony meeting
conducted by Mrs. Wightraan. At 11
o'clock Mr. Loohr, a returned mission
ary from China, mado a talk on China
and Chinese customs and gavo a very
interesting account of tho work done
there through the Woman's Foreign
Sunday 4 p. m. Children's meeting.
Sunday 8:30 p. m. An address by
Mrs. Wilson and Miss Gibson of the
Scarrltt Bible and Training School in
which she gave an account of tho work
done in that Institute.
Monday morning. Devotional exor
cises conducted by Mrs. Wait. Re
ports from ofllcors were made. Mrs.
Brooks of Columbia District read a
paper on The Duty We Christian Wo
men Owe Mission Work.
Monday 4 p. m. Devotional exercises
conducted by Mrs. Wilson. A letter
was read by Mrs. Humbort from Miss
Dolla Wright of Anderson, S. C, who
is now in Brazil. Sho reports work
Monday 8:30 p. m. Miss Gibson made
an address on Personal Responsibility.
She said the Lord laid that upon her
heart as a message for that night.
During tho meeting $100.00 was given
towards the Students Loan Fund for
the Scarritt Training School. Also
near $000.00 was pledged for the Maria
D. Wightinan Lectureship for the
Tho Conference closed Tuesday.
F. K. C.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
Tho undersigned have this day en
tered Into a partnership for tho practice
of law iu tho Courts of this State, under
tho namo of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business on
trusted to them.
R. A. Cooper.
Ono Cent a Word Column.
Advertisements are Printed in this
Column at tho Hate of ONE CENT
a Word each Insertion but
None is Inserted for Less
than 25 conts.
Two competent male teachers wish
Summer schools in aritbmetio in the
county. Apply to C. F. Brooks, Su
perintendent of Education.
For Rent.?A comfortable live room
cottage In Academy Street. Pleasant
location; good houso. N. B. Dial.
Wanted to sell cheap on easy terms
one 20 horse engine and boiler, three
gins and an elevator system.
W. B. Putman,
Money to Loan.
The Perpetual Building and Loan
Association has some money to loan on
easy terms. See O. B. Simmons, Pres
ident, or W. R. Rlchey, Secretary.
Notice to Ice Customers.
Ico will be delivered at 75 els a hun
dred. This is duo to the increase in
cost. This does does not affect out
standing tickets. Satisfaction is guar
M. R. Frierhon.
Notice of Election.
On July 5th, 1902, an election will
be held at Cross Hill, beginning at 8
a. m. and closing at 4 p. m., for the
purpose of electing seven (7) Trustoos
for tho Cross Hill Special School Dis
All legal voters who pay a tax on
real ostato or personal proporty in said
district will be entitled to vote.
By order of tho Board.
G. M. Hanna, Chairman.
M. A. Leaman, Sec'y.
"1 am Waiting, Oh 'tis so Hot!"
?COMIi TO THE?
Palmetto Drug Co.
Ice GreamSodaf Fuit,
Miss A Lolly Pop.
We Will Continue
Our Mark=Down Sale
on many of our Goods for a short time. This
means that we can save yon money on what you
buy. We are always on the alert to give our cus
When you trade here you know you buy goods as
cheap as they can be bought, and many times we
save you several dollars on your bill. We want
your confidence, we want your trade.
We Guarantee Satisfaction.
Make our store your headquarters when in town.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.,
Leaders of Low Prices.
tho Undertaking business at tho old stand. COFFINS, CASKETo
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at tho
* ?^ LOWEST PRICES.
A oontinuanoo of the genorou patronage hitherto extended u9
olioitod. Rootfullv KENNEDY BROS.. Laurens. S. C
are not always expensively furnished ones. Just a little
money will accomplish wonders if rightly invested here.
If It's from Wilkes' It's a Bargain.
Headquarters for Wedding Gifts.
Attractive China Closets, China Sets and Odd Pieces,
Book Cases, Writing Desks, Handsome Chairs, Folding Beds,
Hall, Piano and Library Lamps, Lounges and Couches.
When you think Furniture
Think of "WILKES."
NOTE THIS FACT.
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 stock
. consist of goods in
Millinery, Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats and
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, ome whenever it is possible to do uo.
The McCord Merchandise Co.
Laurens, S. C.
II. E. GRAY.
J. C. S1IEALY.
Gray & Shealy.
ought to interest tho man
whosi roof has a hole in it.
Also tho man vho has no roof,
but intcuds to build one. Our
Long Loaf unbled I'ine Shin
gles are the best offered in
this city. Mado from a fine
grado wood and right in overy
And these figures ought to prove
that pricos uro right, too.
Gfay & Srjeaiy.