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LAUBENS, 8. cTTX?*T?Tl902.
A Conspirator Unmasked.
Tho brain-i>ot of our good friend Ob
server leaked or spilt the following hot
stuff in The Herald of last week:
"dead kl.y in the ointmknt."
"Under tbe head of "A Matter of
Men" The Advkbtiskk of last week
J>rocecds to convince its readers that
aotionalism is surely dead?that it is
a mere matter of men, and that so far
as he (the editor) Is concerned, he is
going to live up to tho now ordor of
things. "Doad flies cause tho oint
ment of the apothceary to sond forth a
stinkiDg savor," and when ho says "wo
behove now as always that tho Reform
Movement did the State of South Caro
lina Incalculable hurt," he lets the cat
out: It is the dead lly in tho ointment.
How can he conscientiously vote for a
Reformer against an Antl, while still
clinging to these views? Further on
he does not healtato to say, that If
Strong men were put up on nis (Antl)
side, he would support them. Tho
truth of the whole matter Is, that The
Advertiser may go to tho polls and
vote against his judgment and con
science, as this rather peculiar effusion
would indldate, he surely cannot be so
Ignorant or innocent of the intentions
of the great mass of the old Antl faction
as to not know that they are impatient
of the time that must intervene- till
they can get to the polls to vote against
those who have been active In fighting
the battle of Reform. Yes, your Antl
faction have pretended to gulp down
the Reform platform for tho sake of
office, whilo at heart they are just as
full of factionalism as in tho days when
they supported Haskoll and Pope,
fought the Constitutional Convention,
or scratched Bon Tillman in . the 1000
primary, only twenty-three months ago.
Our good friend and brother, Ob
server, is on our track warm. Almost
ho has caught us red-handed in the act
of voting for Tillmanites. He may be
ablo to stop it but we fear not. It's
most too late. But we commend his
good intentions. An Antl shouldn't be
allowed to take liberties with Reform
ers, such as supporting them. It looks
suspicious. Most any old Anti is liable
to be a spy in camp and it's just as well
to skin one now and them and see
what's under his hide.
Wo solemnly warn Observer, Pro
Bono Publlco, Occasional and all their
kin against Ourselves. We can't help
being wicked sometimes and now in a
lucid moment The Advertiser puts
them on their guard. If anybody is led
or misled by a word printed in this
sheet, tho responsibility must be on his
own head. We wash our hands of it
now and forever. Even our advertise
ments may be loaded. We are eager to
have the people read The Advertiser
and subscribe but not to trust it. When
over it seems to be saying a soft fair
thing, there's mighty apt tobe "pizen"
in it and the fairer the "pi/.euer." So if
any are fooled by this old rep of a news
paper, it's because they have trouble
above the eyes. They might have known
better because*"we told 'em so" during
the above few moments of remorse and
As the Indians said to Old Columbus
when ho landed, "Lo, wo are discov
ered" but the discovery isn't complete.
So here goes for the whole pig. We do
not wish a wise good man like Observer
to grope around in the dark and bump
his top knot without knowing what he's
up against. Hold your breath and
hearken to the plain, bold, hideous
WE'RE A CONSPIRATOR!
Possibly we're a whole blamed con
spiracy- but now that we are caught, it
doesn't matter. So the other night
when the moon was dark and the skies
were drippin' and the lice dogs howlin'
we met with ourselves in a hollow log
"Aro the blinds all down?"
And Ourselves whispered: "They is,
Then we said real low: "Give the
And Ourselves hissed back: "T-r-r
Then wo said, said we, "We think we
are for Col. So-and-so and our young
friend This and our young friend That."
And Ourselves answered in gleeful
but hushed tones, "Bully for you old
Traitor." That'll puzzle 'em. Your
vote don't count much and Reform'll
bo addled. You'll wink at all tho other
Antis and the Reformers will be so re
joiced over your generosity that they'll
fall over each other to elect the noble
sweet-scented Antl candidates who
httvo swallowed the dispensary and
ncvor wako up till the votes aro
counted. The Reformers will surely
Alas and aluckaday! Ourselves could
not know that Observer was observing
about that time and would give away
snap. \ at it was a deep laid plot.
After all we have been operating as a
Conspiracy for some time. As far back
aa 1804 wo conspired to support a Till
manito now and then and have subse
quently conspired in the same way
evory two years. Wo conspired in 1890
to voto against Judge Haskoll and
havo been shaky about our judgment
ever sinco. In 1802 we conspired to
voto for Ben Tillman in tho general
election and traveled 7(1 miles to do It.
In 1804 we conspired not to voto for
governor. About tho same time wo
conspired to run tho only. Anti Daily
papor In the state to advocate tho con
stitutional convention. In order to
basoly deceive Observer we conspired
never to scratch Senator Tillman's
Wo have long been In tho "bambooz
ling and debauching" business and a
part of what in tho good old days when
Reform was a abubbling was called tho
"subsidized Press." Wo can prove It
by Senator Tillman himself. Meanwhile
we have had letters and circulars from
a number of old lino Reformers now
candidates requesting our support and
the amusing part of it is that some of
them have with their winsome, winning
ways beguiled us into promising it. The
appetite of old time Reform candidates
for Traitor votes is amazing anyhow.
We think we have demonstrated our
proposition that wo ought to be watched
and that it is high time nil Observers
should keep their eyes peeled.
abroad in tho land. Do you know what
a Traitor is in these oily days? He is
a simple minded man not out for an of
ftco who votes?as he pleases. An Arch
Traitor is a Traitor who votes as he?
pleases; fill out the blank, brethren,
to suit your taste and fancy.
We have talked a good deal about
ourselves and this is our apology. We
are a Horrible Example to the youug
and unsuspecting voter. Of such are Ob
server, Pro Bono Publico and all that
interestihg family of voters. We ought
to be pointed out and bold up Now.
THB Advertiser has freely done this
great service to them, to Reform and
to mankind generally. All it costs is a
dollar a year. Now is the time to sub
Concerning a Cancer.
Tho South Carolina dispensary bas
left a few bitter enemies. These be
lieve It abominable in principle and
worthless in practice. A little forlorn
hope of prohibitionists behold two
thirds of the 137 Georgia counties
"dry", truly dry, and despise the hy
pocrisy which maintains the sale of
whiskey throughout this State. An
othor little forlorn hope opposed to a
State whiskey trust as to all other
monopolies sits by and watches It, wait
ing for an opportunity to strike.
All these should be pleased. The dis
pensary Inn no friend in publlo life
daring enough to protect it from even
worso enemies. While statements,
none of which we accept as true,
openly circulate that thieves are loot
ing the dispensary, not a candidate for
governor ventures to allude to them.
Not one promises to demand by mes
sage to tho legislature an investiga
tion. Not one suggests a measure to
strengthen the law or to stop a leak. All
I of them take it for true that the dis
pensary system is now a perfect and
holy thing not to be rudely touched or
even talked of save in whispers.
Perhaps some promise to enforce it
everywhere In the State, which every
other Governor has solemnly promised
and failed to do, but not one utters a
chirp that Relorm may be needful
within the dlsponsary. Not one risks
offending a dispensary official. Dis
pensary officials control votes.
Which pleases the dispensary. If there
be a cancerous sore in its bowels, let it
grow. Let. it fester and swell. Far be it
from The Advertiser to hint that
any man connected with the concern is
not thrice armed in honesty and a
white robed saint to boot. We believe
that buying and selling liquor is better
than going to Sunday Sohool, provided
you buy and sell a thousand barrels at
a time. Once we did not believe it.
We've been converted. The Tlllmans,
Hey ward, Talbert, Tlmmerman, Ansel
and "the whole passel" of office seek
ers aro sure that the dispensary is
all right. We believe with them for
the present but may change our minds.
Meanwhile If in the body of the thing
the cancer flourishes It is no fault of
the great and good friends of the dis
pensary who are running for offico.
Recently The Advertiser pointed
out the opportunity that exists here
for tho profitable manufacture of
bricks. Numbers of other such oppor
tunities exist. At Pelzer mattresses
are made. In Spartanburg a soap fac
tory is In operation. There Is also a
broom factory In Spartanburg. The
purchase of a number of oil mills by
one concern has not stopped the con
struction of others. Another oil mill
in 1,aureus might pay. All of these are
suggestions of what might be done in
Laurens. There is a demand for
brooms, soap and mattresses and a good
local market. ;Why Is It that to many
men who have a few thousand dollars
capital embark In the already con
gested mercantile business? There Is
no room for a great multiplication of
merchants and frequently good men
who work well in this and other towns
fail through no fault of their own ex
cept the original fault of undertaking
the impossiblo. Such men who become
makers of things which people want and
who devote intelligent efforts to mak
ing them usually succeed. Tho oppor
tunities in Laurens are plentiful. Have
we the men to utilize them?
A Leaky Affair.
Col. J. Q. Marshall, one of the board,
who had chsrgo of the completion of
tho State Capitol in Columbia, insisted
that the contractors had not done their
work properly. Ho criticized severely
tho work of the architect. He was
When Col. J. P. Richardson was Gov
ernor, Col. Marshall was Secretary of
State and custodian of the State House
and grounds. In that day the State
House had better attention than it has
Last week it rained in Columbia and
tho waters poured into the offices of
the State House. The roof was placed
loss than a year ago. It satisfied every
body lexcept perhaps Col. Marshall,
who, it appears, knew what he was
about. But he was overruled.
Tho Weeping Habit.
According to Col. James TUlman he
saw tears course down his Undo Ben's
cheeks when he read slanders about
himself. Once upon a time a man went
about this state saying harsh things
about such men as Co). William Mon
roe, Col. A. P. Butler, General John
son Uagood, Senator J. II. Karle, Gen
eral John Bratton and Governor J. P.
Rlohardson, who are dead, and General
M. C. Butler and Major Tom Wood
ward, who are alive. Nobody ever saw
them shed tears. Which proves only
that some men are weepers and some
Mr. D. Clinch Heyward Is not the
first farmer to enter politics by run
ning for governor." Capt. Tillman had
never been a candidate before his suc
cessful raco for the governorship in
JUST LOOK AT HER.
Whence came that sprightly step,
faultless skin, Hob, rosy complexion,
smiling face. She looks good, feels
?ood. Here's her secret. She uses
r. King's New Life Pills, Result,?
all organs active, digestion good, no
headaches, no ohanco for ''blues."
Try them yourself. Only 26o at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
THE WORK BEGINS.
Preparing the Ground for
Wares Shoals Mill.
Mr. N.B. Dial 1? President and Treas
urer?Twenty Per Cent Has Keen
Called In?A Big Concern.
Work began lust week on the half
million dollar cotton mill at Wares
Shoals in the way of preparing the
ground for the buildings. Tho direc
tors have elected N. 13. Dial, president
of the Knterprise Bunk, president and
treasurer of tho mill. G. E. Shand, of
Whaley & Shand, the engineers of tho
mill, was hero yesterday in conference
with President Dial.
The directors have eulled for twenty
per cent of tho capital stock.
The Advertiser is glad to be able
to aunounco that President Dial will
continue to livo in tho city. It is a
pleasure to say that tho public spirit
and pluck which have led to the found
ing of this great concern at Wares
Shoals ure not to bo wholly lost to tho
growth and development of this town.
URAND JURY REPORTS.
Railroad Crossings in the City?Tele
phone and Telegraph Wires.
The following is the report of tho
Grand Jury presented last weok.
To his Honor, R. 0. Watts, Presiding
Judge at July Term of Court General
Sessions for the year 1002:
The Grand Jury beg leave to submit
the following as their final presentment
for this term:
1st. We have passed on all Bills
handed us by the Solicitor.
2nd. We desire to call the attention
of the Court to the repeated recom
mendations of former Grand Juries in
regard to the Railroad crossings at B.
Main St. and at S. Harpor St. Wo
noto that nothing has boon dono to
carry Into effeot these recommenda
tions, and ask that they be enforced by
3rd. We recommend that tho rail
road companies throughout tho County
be required to make their roadbed*,
where a public road crosses same, level
with said publio road, so as to render
same more convenient for the passage
4th. We recommend that where
telephone and telegraph wlros, on or
near public roads, have become de
tached from the poles, they be Imme
diately removed from said public roads,
and replaced upon poles so that public
travel may not be endangered thereby.
In conclusion we thank your Honor,
tho Solicitor, and other officers of tho
Court for tho many courtesies extended
the Jury during this term,
J. V. toluert.
Dated July 30tb, 1002.
THE MILLS VALUED.
Laurens Companies Assessed by Stale
The following is the assessment for
taxation of cotton and oil mills in Lau
rens county as fixed by the state board
of equalization last week, they paying
on sixty per cent of tho sums given be
Clinton Cotton Mills.$172,600
Goldvllle Manufacturing Co., 75,000
Laurens Cotton Mills, . 400,00
Southern Cotton Otl Co., Lau
Clinton Oil and Mfg. Co.,. 10,000
Gray Court Cotton Oil Co , .... 10,000
Orrss Hill Cotton Oil Co ,. 15,000
THE USE OF COTTON SEED OIL AS
How it Came Into General Use and Why it
Gained in Popularity?It is Safe
From the earliest Ulble times to the
present day nations of the countries
surrounding: the Mediterranean have
made the oil of the olive one of their
principal articles of diet. It is used In
all cooking operations and replaces the
butter and lard of the nations in north
ern Europe. There is no question but
what a pure vegetable oil Is a most
useful and healthy article of diet. We
never read of dyspepsia and troubles
of a similar nature among the people
of the Levant, doubtless because the
fat taken as a necessary part of a well
regulated diet I? always taken as a
pure vegetable oil, In our own coun
try up to within the last few years
oil has been used but little as an ar
ticle of diet, except by Europeans who
have made their homes in our midst.
We have clung to the traditions of our
Saxon ancestors and used the hard fats
prepared from hogs and cattle. The
people of this country are beginning to
realise their mistake. Throughout our
southern States we have trees, small
It la true, but great in numbers, which
produce a fruit far more wonderful
than the olive, we refer to our cotton
plant. Its fiber clothes the world, its
seed ylolds an pi) which Is unrivaled
in sweetness and purity by the nncst
product of the pressed olive.
Cotton seed oil was refined in small
?|iiufttltles prior to the Civil war. It
ound its way to Eyrope and chme back
in fancy bottf>s mixed with olive oil.
In the early 80's the production of the
oil increased rapidly. Great quantities
finding their way to Chicago in mys
teriously marked packages, the contents
of which properly blended with other
material, traveled all over the world in
the form of lard.
About the year 1887 U W?s discovered
that tho amount of lard shipped from
Chicago greatly exceeded the weight
of all the hogs received and an inves
tigation was Instituted by Congress
which brought forth the Information
that the product of the cotton seed was
entirely unobjectionable as an article
of diet and liable to be preferred by
many to that of the hog. Vor various
reasons our people have always been
prejudiced against the oil Itself, though
eating large quantities of It In the
form of lard compound. This preju
dice Is no doubt largely due to the
faulty refining methods used by many
of the manufacturers who turned out
an oil of unpleasant flavor which gave
off very disagreeable odors In cooking.
Modern science has shed. ltn rays on
this great product of our section and
the oil Is now, produced In enormous
quantities, absolutely free from odor
and flavor and almost colorless. Shipped
In barrels It finds Its way Into the Inrg
cst bake shops of the country, where
It takes the place of many tons of lard
and butter. Packed In hermltlcally
sealed cans It is invading kitchens of
our best families. It Is making friends
everywhere. The greatly extended use.
of cotton seed oil In the household hns
added greatly to the wealth of our farm
era by making a sure market for all
the seed which they can producs. This
rapid Increase In the use of tho o|l has
only been made possible by Improved
refining methods which were the re
sults of long, patient and expensive ex
periments "by the leading company In
the business. Rurh experiments could
only be made by the combined re
sources centered In a large corporation
which can command the needed brains
and materials and furnish the neces
sary money outlay to conduct expen
sive experiments on a practical scale.
The farmer of the south has no better
frlsnd than the |arg? companies who
are daily striving to improve tho prod
uct of his cotton seed and extend the
use of cotton seed oil as a food product,
I and the most successful of these com
panies In the manufacture of these
products Is the Southern Cotton Oil
Company, whose works are at Savan
nah, On., and who have headquarters
and gensral offices In Columbia, s. C,
Savannah, Qa? Atlanta. Qs? apd Ohar
lotte. N. 0., any of which will gladly
CONCERNING THAT MEE'UNU.
Col. Win. Elliott, of Beaufort, has a
character and a record that will stand
what Bobbio Burns oalls "sharpened,
sly inspection.'' Col Elliott belongs to
that type of men whom the majority
of South Carolina voters iu recent
years have been steadily driving out
of politics. He belongs strictly to the
Hampton, Hagood, Slinpson and Ker
shaw class, ho is a survivor of that
incorruptible group whoso manly vir
tues were such a< have eoldom been
equalled in South Carolina or else
where. Would that the people of
Laurens County knew him hater.
Col. Elliott is ono of those rare men
who is most va'uod by a people when
they most need help. As long as
South Carolina had a Filack district she
had a place for William Elliott. Other
Democrats woro not hungry for it.
And but for Win, Elliott South Caro
lina would have had a black congress
man for 10 or 12 years in all likelihood.
You favor "white supremacy" did you
say? Why, for 20 years William Elliott
has done more hard lighting for white
supremacy than all tho other public
men in South Carolina together. In
fact he is about tho only man of prom
inence to whom the struggle for a white
man'd government has had any real
meaning since 1870. When Col. El
liott told you people of Laurens Thurs
day about the contests ho has had down
in thai rice plantation country he told
you tho truth-only he didn't tell you
the 50th part of it.
Mr. Latimer commenced by shouting
that ho was tho only farmor in the
race and that will win him many
votes; because of tho politician farm
ers. Of courso tho farmers who a: e both
honest and intelligent, as most of thotn
aro, know they aro just as good and no
be'ter thun those who make their
bread by other honest methods. By
tho way, The Columbia State calls at
tention to the fact as shown by the
census that the cloth woven in this
stato sells for more money thin the
raw cotton produced. This will help
to stop the jaw of tho politician farmer.
He can no lougor say that the cotton
farmer Is the producer of most of tho
wealth. Tho spinner is tho creator of
wealth just as the farmer Is, True, If
the colion were not raisod, thoro would
bo nono to spin. Hut we imagine if
tho farmor had to go naked, mighty
little would bo raised. Howovor, tho
politician farmers contribute power
fully to the vote crop and Asbury Lati
mer will como in for his comfortable
sharo. He had plenty of frlonds hero
Thursday?many of them uot political!
farmers who will vote for him because
they think he is tho best man?as
they have a right to think.
Nevertheless, the kick of a mulo
wouldn't havo hurt Latimer moro than
the Newbcrry lawyor's point that Lati
inor'a "business policy" of "gottlng
things" from the Republicans was a
mild sort of MeLaurinlsm. Mr. John
stone said very truly that McLaurin
could get moro from tho Republicans
than any man in the South. Nobody
believes Mr. Latimer would sell ou', ;o
the Republicans but there are those
who think It will take a man so much
bigger than Latimer as Tillman is to
got much from tho Roosevelt adminis
tration without paying tho price.
George Johnstone spoke brilliantly.
But it was rather painful. There's lit
tlo enjoyment In tho sight of a mouse
shaken by a cat. And Johns ono was
sTaking Latimor and evidently mere
ly toying with him at that. One
wished to yell in schoolboy fashion:
"Why don't yer hit a feller of your
own size? Why don't yer tack'o Evans
and givo us some real fun?" John
stone had as many friends in the crowd
as Latimer. Rather moro.
But Evans had more than cither. He
spoke of his friends in Laurens and his
old time boyhood relations with the
county. It struck a responsive chord.
Even gome of thoso who have fought
him hardest and are not apologizing,
just as ho is net apologizing, are ready
to weigh his claims and frankly ack
nowledge his merit.
There are thoso who have "como from
the ends of the earth," In a political
*ense, to meet John Gary Evans and
grasp his h a mi in candor ami friendship.
Others will refuse to discern anything
but evil in him, who will not forgot.
The severest test he must meet will
como when tho opportunity ' to get
even" otters and bis highest impulses
will call upon him to let it pass. Will
he safely meet it? The signs answer
yes. Ho boro himself in a manner
that mu-.l havo commanded rejpect
when a few thugs tried to Insult him
at the meeting in Charleston?where
some bitter memories llngor. Meet
ing the test and remembering that tho
world Is big and tho years long, his
time for mastery wid como too. Ills
charcea of election aro gocd. Here
he had every reason for encourage
ment The majority of tho crowd ap
peared to bo Evans men. So the cheer
Mr. Hcmphill and Mr. Hend< rson
both made clean, clear out and able
speochep. There wr.s no demonstra
tion In favor of eichor, but both made
friends. Indeed, no one of tho six
oapablo and jiutly prominent Caro
linians in tho Senatorial race can
speak without making friends.
SHATTERS ALL RECORDS.
Tw!co in hospital, P. A. Gullcdgo,
Verbena, Ala., paid a vast sum to doc
tors to cure a severe case of piles,
causing 24 tumors. Whon all failed.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve soon cured him,
Subdues I nil animation.-, conquers
Aches, kills Pains . Best salve in tho
world. 25c at Laurons Drug Co. and
I'ahnetto Drug Co.
Election in School District, No. (I,
Whereas, a written petition of one
third of tho electors and like propor
tion of the free-holders of tho ago of
twenty-one yours, residing in school
district No. 0, Dial township, Laurens
county has been tiled with the county
board of education of said county, ask
ing that an annual tax of t wo nulls he
levied and collected on property In said
district to supplement tho school funds
Of said district. It is ordered
That the lioard of trustees of said
School district shall hold an e'eetion at
Parksdalc school bouse, in said dis
trict, on the Kith day of August, A. i>.
1002, for the pin pose of deciding if said
tax shall be levied and collected.
At said election only such electors as
roturn real or personal property for
taxation and who. exhibit their tax re
ceipts and l egisl ation certificate? as re
quired in gdueral elections, shall bo al
lowed to voto.
.At said election the said board of
trustees shall act as managers and the
election shall ho conducted as provided
by law for the conduct of general elec
At said election oacb elector favoring
tho promised levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "Yoa" writton or
printed thereon and each elector op
posed to said levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "No" written or
Within ten days after said election, if
tho majority of those voting shall vote
for said lovy, the said hoard of trustees
shall furnish tho county auditor with
tho statement of the amount, levied.
By order of the county board of edu
cation of Laurons county.
Cham. l\ Bkookh, *
W. M. Bryson,
R. K. Babb,
County Board of Education.
A LL HOME PRINT.
The Advertiser will Make
The Seventeenth Birthday of the Paper
?Its Friends in the County?Look
ing to the Future.
The Advertiser with to-day's issue
begins its 18th? year of life and 12th
under the present owner. Seventeen
years of comfortable living convinces
the owner that it has some friends in
it is the purpose of the owner to
spend more money on the paper in the
hupe of Improving it. Beginning next
month tlit entire paper will bo printed
at home. Practically we have had an
all home print paper" for years because
the outside pages have been printed in
Greenville and usually contained local
matter but conditions are such now
that an all home print will be Justi
An all home print paper is not neces
sarily the best, paper, by any means.
The Abbeville Press and Banner is a
patent outside sheet and yet it ranks
higher than most all home prim papers
in the state as a newspaper. Moreover,
some of the sorriest of newspapers are
all home print because no sort of print
will supply a vacancy In an editor's top
Till: ADVU.RTISEli is to bo printed ul
together at home because tho amount,
of advertising we have demands more
space and because we can now oiler a
bettor newspaper for our readers.
Meanwhile, oil this 17th birthday
THE ADVERTISER is obliged to the peo
ple of tho town and county for an ill
ways generous support. The hope is
ventured that Its friends will continue
this support by tolling their friends
about I HE ADVEKTISEU. THE ADVER
TISER is not a hnud-shaker, it's a
mighty poor advertiser of itself and
a good one wo think of everything
that's good in the town and county.
The editor is not in the habit of per
sonally asking people to subscribe. The
paper speaks for itself. The endeavor
is to print a paper with news and ideas
as well that will keep this county and
her peoplo before the world and boa
worthy representative of their inter
ests and hopes. In tills olllce we make
the newspaper. If it is worth any
thing we depend on our friends outside
to extend its influence and circulation
and hope they will talk for it.
The 1000 Vote.
The following was tho vote for Con
gressman two years ago in the four
counties which now compose the
Fourth D 1st riot, tho candidates being
the same as now:
Spartanburg. .'1,412 2 777
Groenvlllo . 3,430 1.876
Union. 725 1,198
Total,. 0,52(5 (5,773
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
For sale by Laurens Drug Co., Pal
metto Drug Co., Dr. B, F. Posey, W.
W. Dodson and J. S. Bennett.
Silver and Leather
nt Specially LOW Prices.
in the Jewelry
line can bo found at
Wc are headquarters for llr.^t
clnss watch repairing, nnd will
mend your broken jewolry so It
looks like ntW. Don't forget to
bring your broken clock with
you and let us make it run.
Drop in and lot us lit your oyes
with a pair of g'asies that will
be a pleasure for you to wear.
Sa'lsfaotion guaranteed In all
things or your money baok.
I .aureus, S. C.
"I am WailOh> '/is 80 Hot!"
?COME TO THE?
Palmetto Drug Co.
Ice Cream Soda f Fiat,
>> Miss A Lolly Pop,
It. If. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
?Johnstone, Welch & Todd,
Wlfl 1 Tact ice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Olllce, Law Bango.
La u rens, s. C,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Will begin the next session on .Sep
tember 17th, 1002. Location convenient
and healthful. Courses of study elec
tive or leading to the B. A. and M. A.
degrees. Full corps of instructors
and ample moss arrangements for re
duoed cost of boarding.
For details apply to the President,
A. P. MONTAGl!Kr L. L. 1).,
Greenville, S. C.
Wasted ruuBClos and decaying bones.
What havoc I
FeroHM^Set alone, Is capable of all that,
and more; . , . ._? ,,,
It la commonly marked by bunches in
the neck, Inflammations in the eyes, dys
pepsia, catarrh, and general debility.
It is always radically and permanently
Which expels all humors, cureH all erup
tions, and builds up the whole system,
whether young or old. _
Hood*. H?t cur? UwTnTi ijji ??jj Irritating *n3
only cathartic to tako'wltlt llood'? Har?api?t?ll?.
Joseph T. Johnson is anuounccd as a
candidate for re-election to Congress
from this district, subject to the Demo
For House of Representative :
Wo are authorized to announce the
name of W. o. Irby, Jr., as a candi
date for the House of Representatives,
subject to the Democratic Prima ry.
I am a candidate for re-election to
the State Legislature, under the rules
of the Democratic party, and will res
pectfully abide the result of the pri
mary with as much cheer as 1 can.
?r K. W . Nichols.
The friends of Dr. B. F. Godfrey an
nounce him as a candidato for the
House of Representatives, subject to
the Democratic primary. t
Jared D. Sullivan Is announced as a
candidate for tho House of Represen
tatives, subject to the Democratic pri
I am a candidate for re-election to
tho Uouso of Representatives, and will
cheerfully abide tho result of tho pri
mary election. R. A. Cooper.
I rospecttully announce myself*as a
candidate for re-election to the Stato
Legislature, under tho rules of the
* f. p. McGowan,
Superintendent ok Education.
Tho many friends of Prof. James A.
Madden, knowing his thorough litness
for the oHice as well as his devotion to
the educational interests of the chil
dron of our county, respectfully an
nounce him for the ollice of County Su
perintendent of Education, subject to
the Democratic primary.
t FR1KNDS- j
We aro authorized to announce the
name of Charley F. Hrooks for ro-elec
tion to the otllco of County Superin
tendent of Education, subject to the
For Prorate Judge.
Th*> friends of O. G. Thompson, ap
probating his elliciencv as a public of
ficial, l'cspoctfu ly present his name
to tho voters of Laurens county for re
election to the otliee of 1'robate Judge,
subject lo the result of iho Democratic
primary. Friends, t
i announce myself a candidate for
the ollice of Judge of Probate, subject
to tho rules of tho Democratic pri
mary, t John M. Clardr.
The friends of W. A. McCllntock an
nounce him as a oandidate for Judge
of Probate for Laurens county for the
next term, subject to the primary
i respectfully announce mysolf a
candidate for member of the board of
county commissioners, subject to the
t John II. Hunter.
Wo authorized to announce A. W.
Sims as a candidate for County Com
missioner, subject to the Democratic
1 respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for tho oftlco of County
Auditor, subject to the Democratic
t B. f. Hallow.
The friends of C. A. Power, appre
ciating his competency for tho position
respectfully suggest his name to the
voters of the county in tho approaching
Democratic primary for tho ofllco of
t Friends in Dials and Youngs.
Having been very strongly solicited,
I thorefore offer mysolf a candidate
for the ollico of Auditor subject to tho
W. Sankord Knight.
Without disparaging the claims of
any candidate, we respectfully suggest
tho name of G. W. L. Teague, a bat
tie-scarred Confederate soldier, for the
( Mice of County Auditor, subject to
tho Democratic primary.
W. L. Ferguson is anr.ouncod as a
candidate for re-elcotion to the ollico
of County Auditor, subject to tho
Democratic primary. t
The friends of W. J. Henry respect
fully announce b!m as a candldato for
Couoty Supervisor, subject to tho Dem
At the solicitation of votors in dif
ferent sections, 1 respectfully an
nounco myself as a candidate for Su
pervisor of Laurons County, subjoet to
the result of tho Democratic Primary.
* fl. B. Humbert.
The frionds of J. Y. Addy, knowing
him to bo a strong and earnest advo
cate of goo l roads, bridges and well
littod in every way for tho position,
respectfully announce him as a candi
date for County Supervisor, subject to
tho Democratic primary.
1 rospcctfully announce myself for
ro-clootlon as Suporvlsor for Laurens
county?subject to tho ploasuro of tho
voters and the result of the Democratic
+ J. S. Drummond.
Tho friends of Robin J. Copoland
respectfully announce him as a candi
date for County Suporvlsor, subject to
tho Democratic primary. *
For County Treasurer;
Tho friends of John G. Wham res
pectfully announco him as a candidate
for the ofllco of County Troasurer.
subject tp the Democratic primary. *
I announce myself a oandidate for
re-olection to tho ofllco of County
Treasurer, subject to tho Democratic
John U. Copeland.
J)i\ WTII. DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attontion Given Women
Ofllco hours In the city from 10 a. ra.
lo 4 p. m. 'Phono?Rcsidenco No. 44:
Ofllco No. 80.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long time.
Kasy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. D. Oaricsdai.e, Atty ,
' Laurens, S. C.
June 24th, 1002?3m.
A NEW LAW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day en
tered Into a partnership for the practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
tho name of Simpson & Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
R. A. Cooper.
We have removed to our new
quarters on the Dial Corner, the stand
lately occupied by The Fair. We are
better prepared than ever to serve the
interests of our friends and custo
mers, and we shall spare no effort to
merit a still larger share of their val=
ued patronage in our new location.
rjriao mm. mj mm.
Of all Summer Goods. We have cut the prices on all Summer
Goods, Light-weight Clothing, Etc We want to clear
our shelves in order to make room for our
Mammoth Fall Stock.
In every department you will find extraordinary values, and
it will pay you to come to our Store and sec what wo have to oiler
you. Our stock of Clothing is always complete and Up-to-Datc.
It is at this store that you get the best Clothing for the least money
We arc always in the lead with the best goods lor least
J. E. MI NT ER & BRO.,
Leaders of Low Prices.
R. P. Milam & Co.
How to Tide Over a Long Dull Summer!
./ms Does That (Question Bother You.'
.Suppose YOU _y
inspect our Stock of 3?
W Got on; 1'riccs011
Flour, Corn, MEAT and Supplies.
When You do, things will not look so blue. The situation will
clear up. We are selling goods to meet it.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Collin to the besl Me
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class 1 Icarsc
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter or R, R. Jones at the Switzer House.
R, P. MILAM & CO.
The very article for war in
and dusty weather, price Sets,
per yard. White Indian Linens
at lOc, ISfec,, 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 Lwcns arc much in demand, we have open
ed the second shipment this season. Price 10 cents per yard
W. GL Wilson & Go,
1Do Yoix Waijt to
If you do wo have what you want in cither Marhlo or
Granite. We sell all kinds of Marble und Urrtnilo
known to the trade. Best Material, First-class work at
Lowest Prices. Write us and we will BOlul a man to seu
W1I1TE & CO., Anderson, S.C
THE OLD FIRM
the Undertaking business at, the old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at the
* ?^ LOWEST PRICES.
A continuance of the generou patronago hitherto extonUod in
aolioited. Rectfullf KENNEDY BROS., Laurent, 8. <