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W. W. Ball,
LAURENS, 8. C, Sept. 10, 1002.
The State Saved.
An accoptablo Governor has been
elected. At tho moment this Is writ
ten, Monday morning, bis name is not
known,but it is certain that ho is a good
man,?honest and upright and with
plenty of ability.
As for the United States Senator
nominated yesterday, no ono need bo
excited or alarmed about him. Wo aro
sure tbat a man has been choson who
will give close attention to tho affairs
of the Suite. The Advertiskr has
long 3inco passed tho i>oint of losing
sloop concerning tho solection of offl?
elals. No matter who is elected or de
feated, wo shall not be cbagrinnod. No
body is "crow" to The Advertiser.
We must oven confess that we are not
so intensely concorned about tho Ftato
disgracing itsolf as some of our con
temporaries aro. So long as The Ad
vertiser does not regard itself an ac
complice lh tho State's disgrace, it will
insist upon being happy.
All tho state officers aro eflleient and
respectable men. So aro all the county
Tho primary is a lino institution. It
furnishos something to talk about and
read about. On the whole, a higher
class of men might bo chosen through
a convention system, but tho people
would not havo tho fun of choosing
them. Politics is a game and it Is
played by means of a primary?which
enables all tho peoplo to participate.
Tho rich havo polo, golf and ping-pong.
Tho masses havo tho primary and It is
tho best game of all.
Having said that farming is the best
and safest business in tho world, the
Advertiser would now point out that
it is becoming a bottor business each
A few years back, tho farmer ten
milos in tho country was in a loncsomo
place. Thirty years ago it was a long
distance from all Laurons farms to a
rallvt ay station.
Now many thrifty farmers have tele
phones. Tho mails arc delivered at
least once each day by tho free mall de
livery system. Laurens county is tra
versed in all direction by railways.
Windmills and other devices enablo
many farmers to havo waterworks and
bath-rooms. Thus tho farmers of this
day Is In possession of most of the con
venlnces that tho town man has. Lifo
on the farm is rapidly loosing all those
characteristics which in the past havo
tended to make young peoplo tiro of it.
After all, there*Is little or nothing that
a farmer dwelling llvo or ten miles
from this town cannot have that the
town man has.
In a few years conditions promise to
bo even better. Trolley lines will con
nect all parts of tho county. It will
cost not more than a nickel or dime to
ride from Alma or Youngs Store to the
Court House. Tho country is being
more densely settled every year and
the trolley cars will come as soon as
tho population justifies it.
Wo advise every land-owner, espe
cially tho small land owner, to hold on
to his land. Wo believe that in a short
time comparatively, 10 Or 20 years,
every acre will double or treble in value.
Some day tho tide of immigration will
sot in, syndicates will endeavor to buy
up tho land and tho danger is that
many of the natives will sell out.
The child that inherits a good tract
of land In Laurens will be lucky. Some
200 acre farms in Laurens will sell for
$10,000 in tho not very distant, future.
A fortune can bo made now on a 200
acre farm In Laurens by a thoroughly
industrious and thoroughly educated
farmer; but it will be some years beforo
our farmers are educated to that point.
It was discovered in Charleston last
wook that a few dozen fraudulent votes
had been cast for ono of the candi
dates. All Charleston howled. Dis
coveries are most reprehensible.
OKAY COURT NEWS.
In company with Mr. O. F. Cannon
I attended the Farmers' Institute at
Clemson. Clemson is a boautiful col
lege town, situated at the iunction of
three counties and equal division from
the Court Houses of Anderson, Pickens
^lind Oconee, 18J miles from each. Tt
pwas our first visit to Clemson and wc
avero rather surprised at tho size of tho
Collego and Its surroundings. The
splendid brick structures of tho Col
lege, tho barracks, tho textilo, tho me
chanical and the oleotrical buildings,
surrounded by the Professor's resi
dences, which set back from tho Collego
in the grove on the sloping hillsides all
set in blue grass.
We rodo over the farm, saw the
eighty acres in ono hotly of bottom land
in corn?tho (inest wo over laid eyes on.
We saw tho fine cattle. Wo saw thorn
milk sixty cows in one barn. We saw
the fine hogs,?one hundred or more.
We went through tho poultry depart
ment of about thirty broeds. We went
through tho orchard, tho vineyard and
the garden. We went through tho
flower garden, where we saw among
everything else that was beautiful, tho
banana tree, with real fruit growing
Clemson is a pleasant placo to go to
?nd every farmer who could possibly do
so ought to go and take his better half
with him?for there is plenty there to
interest the ladies.
Mr. John W. Owlngs has gone into
"business with Mr. O. F. Ropp. They
will keep a good stock of general mer
chandise under tho firm name of Ropp
Dr. G. W. Owings, Superintendent of
the Gray Court Cotton Oil Co., has
everything at tho oil mill and ginnery
in ship shape.
Gray Brothers and G. F. Dorroh have
torn out the .front of their double brick
stores and are putting in a modern
Mr. J. R. Willis is making things
bum In tho buggy and harness business,
us well as In tho horso business.
for Salb.?Home-raised Ryo $1.00
per bushel: Apple Oats 80 conts per
bushel. These oats a>-o soiling in Ga.
lor $1.00 per bushol. [
W. P. HarfU, Rapley, S.C.
IS ALL RIGHT.
The Farmers May Expeet Good Prices
Klsewhoro Is published a card from
the President of tho county alliance
calling a meeting to consider the mat
ter of cotton buying in this market.
i'm Advkrtiseii hopes that it will bo
fully attended and that the subject will
bo duly and calmly considered.
Meanwhile, we believe that already
some harmful and Intemperate discus
sion has beon Indulged by newspapers.
Tho facts seems seem to be about as
follows: So far but one buyer has ap
peared in the market. He buys for tho
local cotton mill and two or three other
mills in Spsrtanburg county. It is
argued therefore that lack of competi
tion threatens the farmers with tho
danger of not receiving tho value of
their product. This Is all of one side
of the question.
Meanwhile the sweeping statement is
made by the Laurens County News for
example, "that the mills in this section
of the State have formed a pool for the
purpose of getting cotton at a low
price." This is a damaging charge. It
is an unjustiflab'e, Indefensible and in
excusable charge unless the maker can
present evidence of its truth, and none
is offered. The County News should
prove it or withdraw It. The history
of tho local mill is all against Its truth.
Since the Laurens Mill was built the
Laurens farmers, eo loug as i'nai> miil
has needed cotton, eaoh year have re
ceived a better price than ever before,
short the Laurens Mills has paid the
New York price of cotton as a rule, ?
and sometimes more. Nothing com
pelled It to do this. There has probably
bably no time when the Laurons Mills
could not buy cotton in Georgia or
other parts of this State and lay it
down hero at as low a rate as it buys
from the Laurens farmers. But the
Laurens mill has preferred to give the
Laurens farmer the advantage that he
has in locality and let him save the
freight. We believe no intelligent Lau
rens farmer will deny this. The policy
of other Southern mills has been the
same. Is it fair to charge then, in the
faco of the fact that they have con
stantly paid more than others, that
they are now pooling to reduce the
We are Informed and reliably In
formed that the Laurens mill is in no
Thore are just two olassos of cotton
buyers. One buys for Southern mills.
The other, who buys "for export," buys
the cotton that finds its way at last to
the mills of New England, old England
and all other parts of the world. The
last class buys fifty bales perhaps to one
that the first buys. The export buyers
have for the most part left the south
ern mill districts simply and solely be
cause the mills can and do over-bid
them. As long as the local mills are
In the maraet, the export buyer is
practically out of it. Tho local buyer
can always bid about the amount of
freight over him. Therefore it is
foolish hereatter to expect competi
tion in this market between mill buy
ers and exporters unless the former
quit the market?which is not likely
Tho exporters' competition does not
compete. Meanwhile the howl is act
ually raised against cotton mills be
cause they pay so much more than the
latter can pay that the latter withdraw
from the market. Tho only way that
the mills can restore tho competition
with tho exporter Is to scale down
their bids to the figure that export
buyer can afford. Of course it is need
less to say that the southern mills have
no alliance with the exportors for that
would mean that all the cotton spin
ners and cotton buyers on earth had
formed a "trust."
Why are other mills not buying
here? Here is a reason. To send cot
ton to Greenville, Spartanburg orEuo
ree costs from ten to nineteen cents a
hundred pounds. As long as it wants
cotton, the local mill has an advantage
over those nearby mills; It oan and
does overbid them. It has no drayage
to pay, the cotton Is brought to its
doors and dumped there. In short, no
body (9 in position to compete with the
Laurens mill as a cotton buyer on equal
There may be other buyers here be
fore the season is over. The local mill
does not want more than half the cot
ton brought here. The instant that the
price here goes below the general
market, exporters or other mill buyers
will come. Anybody can keep up with
the price of cotton. There is no rea
son why any man should be cheated.
We are glad the meeting called will
beheld. We hope it will bring other
buyers hore. It will make some of our
people feel better. Naturally a man
may think be is getting more for his
cotton when f e oral people seem to want
it. But the fact remains that there
will be no real competition against the
local mill so long as it wants oocton; and
the farmer of course reaps the benefit.
It is not fair to Laurens and to the
business men of Laurens that a news
paper, a Laurens newspaper, The
County News, should deolare "that it
seems that the market (at Laurens)
will be crippled this year," thus invit
ing Laurens farmers to carry their
cotton elsewhere. We deny it. We
tell them that this year as always they
will get the best price the market af
fords for all tho cotton they bring.
Laurens is only one of scores of mill
towns in this State* Yet Laurens,
thoy say is bottled by a trust? What
about Greenwood, Greenville and
Spartanburg? No cry oomes up from
them. Why has the trust, composed
of all these mills, singled out Laurens
as its victim? Many mill towns have
but one buyer. Nobody howls at P?t
zer, for example, on this aeoount.
The trust talk Is nonsense. However
intended, it is reckless, and injurious
nonsense calculated to drive business
from the town. The County News
means woll doubtless, but it is none
the less a misfortune to businecs men
and to farmers too that Its groundless
oharges and wild talk about "trusts"
I should have the wido circulation i.mong 1
Jhe farmers that the paper claims.' ' >(
1 Finally, we shall be glad to see other
buyers here. If we have no other buy
ers, it will be only beoadse they are not
able to meet the rurioes of the local
mil!?and that will mean that we shall
have the best petiole market.
HAD GREAT SPOUT.
Chasing Foxes Down in
Spirited Account of Fun with Humid
Horn?Digging Out an Old
Editor The Advertise, fir:
Feeling 6Uro many readers of your
paper will onjoy my relating this
imnt., I ask you to publish it.
We had been on a hunt or two, but
it was so dry we had to double and
hedge on a fox to get him. This time
it was wet and wo all felt good as wo
drove up to our old camp near the fast
becoming famous Stomp Springs, of Mr.
Geo. F. Young, of Laurens. But Thurs
day morning it was raining hard and
wo were some disappointed as most of
our dogs were young, and any fox
hunter knows what It means to jump
ono after a hard rain with young dogs,
but tho fervor was high and wo made
it pleasant speculating cn where we
could rido up ono, and how much hot
ter dogs would make one burn than if
dry. Some one heard a horn and we
ran out to keep our dogs under the
house as two gontlemen rode up with
horns and very wet. Jim Wado
Hill. Eugene White, Charles and Lark
Griffin and myself Invited them in.?
Thoy came in and I failed to catch tho
name of one, the other wa9 McCarley,
and soon Mr Colloid Brock and an old
negro Gllllam rode up with .seventeen
dogs. We had 18. Wo prevailed on ,
them to stay with us till the rain ceased
whieh was till 12 o'clock and every
man, horse and dog seem to be aglow,
As we rode by Mr. McCarley, he said:
"Boys what a picture," .'15 dogs, all col
ors and the men mounting and blowing
horn?, etc. In one hour old Lefd gave
one cry and I put heels to Fritz for 1
wanted all dogs oil and I knew a fox
was near and would movo quick, and
well I did for they were gone and
only those that have felt the joy
could or can imagine with what anima
tion that set of men did separate. The
dogs made ono beautiful tack with solid
cry and off they went. So long as 1
could hear they did not mako a hush
and I felt good and confident to ride
without hearing. Soon several of us
camo out at tho samo crossing and wo
had to take the truck and follow them.
How tho boys argued. 1 Fifteen dogs
still after him" one would say, and then
another, "see how they covor that trail
boys, no circling for It, a dead pull, ho
oan't live long at that" and we soon
concluded to divide them and hunt
them faster and then a horn that I
knew well blew. Another answered
and we *\\ blew our horns and soon
came to where a negro had gotten the
fox and carried it to camp. Tho Union
boys lost no time in cutting olT feet and
bidding us adieu and our first day was
over, except the chat as to this dog and
that dog being at catch and how
foolisn we did rido till wo slept.
Friday was a fine morning, but we did
not get a trail till late and scout was
so good, dogs ran wild and live dogs
f;ot off and with our best efforts wo
ailed to get up with them and it is a
matter of doubt as to what did become
of them. They came back tired and
lame. We had come up with more
stray dogs and that caused confusion.
Saturday A. M. was ideal, and it
being tho last day, dogs sore, horses
and men too, was just the time for an
old rangor to give a two hour sneak
and X had vowed not to ride my Frit/,
But sure he did sneak out and how, as
all hunters know it does tako riding
and yelling to keep the slow trailers up
with the sneak skippers. This I did
for two hours O. K. As Col. Arnold, of
Princeton, would say: How they did
have to run to keep up with Hogan,
but it was Hustler that found first that
ho was out of tho sneak and running
with full scent and it seems 1 can hear
Lark now as his mule hit the rocks and
he hollowing every jump to pull all tho
dogs out oi the swamps to tho front
doga that were putting tho belt on him
right. As I stood on Ferguson hill
last Saturday A M. I oould think of so
many old hunters I wished could havo
been besides me, Col. Been, Milton B.,
Jim D., Jno. M.. Jim B., Cas S., and so
many more old hunters. It was so
smooth -v not an out. A few quick,
olean fast tongues and a number of
heavy tongues, close up. They made a
few tack*, then off towards tho old
Young brick house. I know our hoys'
horses were tired and how good I did
feel when I heard our friend Cay Shan
non fall In with his nioe saddle mare.
Ho knows every path in that section
and know what to do?for it was an old
job with him. I stood still in my track
till I could hear them no moro. Tho
cry was so solid, only occasionally
would lull, just enough to distinguish
a cry or two I had all confidence in and
it did seem to mo whon they struck a
road rouud those ridges they sent out a
melody far surpassing any I evor hoard.
It made me wish every hunter on
earth was listening. They seem to
linger about Stomp Springs for the es
pecial benefit of the campers there and
then they were gone again. I slowly
rode on towards where L, heard them
last in a deep soliloquy, meditating too
how different the varied pleasures of
earth are appreciated and how some
were endowed by nature to so. enjoy
the cry of hounds, and others oared no
more for the sound they mako than if
a pack was tied to a post and some
who would like to war on them with a
buggy whin. I reached camp and
found all in and feeling well, that
Shannon was a tier tho dogs, and while
we talked, up he rodo and stated ho
had put him in a holo five miles away
and he would return at once and wo
could come. So we were soon off and
sure he was in a hole and it a sixty foot
den long and twenty-two feet deep.
But anyway ntOo'clock Saturday night
we put the dogs on him and beyond
doubt he was tho largest red fox I evor
saw, and but for his old age I do not
know if ho would not live to-day, but he
doesn't for I havo his head and as my
vacation Is out now I will be content to
view it every good morn till Xmas.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
The Kidney Cure.
For salo by Laurens Drug Co., Pal
metto Drug Co., Dr. B. F, Posoy, W.
W. Dodson and J. S. Bennett.
KYLE HAY PRESS.
Farmers t?ko care of what yon make.
There is as much in saving as there is
in making, and if you balo your hay,
fodder, oats, shuoks etc., at the proper
time you not only save room and time,
but you save 33 per oent of the mi tri ?
olous mattor that evaporates wlien it is
not baled. Tho
Kylo Hay Press
fills a long felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made. Tho opinion
seems to be unanimous th at the K YLE
HAY PRESS is unexcelled by any
press on the market. It in going to
the front, already a great number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try it to be pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horso. It is cheap,
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted. It is the only pross
tbafcoan be mado or repaired.on the
tanm, fct has Hoi caeHn*? to break und.
Muse long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It is the only pross
that the farmer oan afford to buy, it
pays for itself out of the first orop.
Every farmer can own hi* own press,
and bale his hay at the prfcper time.
A. L. HUDGEN8,
Laurfns, S. C.
In tho loins.
Nervousness, unrefroshlng sleep, despon
It Is time you were dolus something.
Tho kidneys were anciently culled tho
reins?In your ease they uro holding tho
reins und driving you Into serious trouble.
Acts with tho most direct, beneficial effect
on the kidneys. 11 contains the best and
safest substauees for correcting and toning
g IN THE CHl'ltCHES. ?
l/tngston's Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a.m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. K. C. Watson.
Uurrloane,Churoh, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m*, F\ta% Sundays and on Sat
urday before by ltev. E. 0. Watson
Mrs. Gertrude Nichols, of New York,
is milliner for the McCord Merchan
dise Company this season.
The commissioners will bo at Weir's
Bridge, on Duncan's Creek, Jack's
Township, on the 1st- of October at 11
o'clock' 1U02, to lot tho said bridge to
J. S. DltUM.MOND,
w. J. Henry.
Sept. 8th, 15102?8t.
Ladies' beautiful ready-to-wear bats
now on stile.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Card of Thanks.
1 take this method of returning my
gr<dotul thanks to tho friends and vo
ters for the flattering vote given mo for
Treasurer in the recent Primary.
J. II. COPELAND.
We.are just opening new Fall Mil
linery. You know the advantage of an
See our line of 'M inch black taffeta
si'ks, $1.00 and $1.25 per yard.
State of South Carolina.
WHEREAS information has been
roccived at this Department that an
Atrocious Murder was committed in
the County of Laurens on or about the
.day of August, 11)02, upon the
body of Frank Reeks by Will Sulli
van ami that tho said Will Sullivan has
Hod from justice.
NOW, THEREFORE, I M. B. Mc
Sweenoy, Governor of the State of
South Carolina, in order that justice
may bo done and tho majesty of the
law vindicated, do hereby offer a re
ward of Fiftv (*">0.00) Dollars for tho
apprehension, delivery and conviction
of the said Will Sullivan to the Sheriff
of Laurens, at Laurens, S. C.
In Testimony Whereof, 1 have here
unto set my hand and caused the Grout
l j Sutl of the Stato to he affixed.
< r.. s. [? at Columbia, this 6th day of
( ) September, A. D., 1U02, and in
the 127th year of tho Independence of
the United States of America.
M. 13. Mo3WEENEY.
By tho Governor:
Mi It. Cooper, Secretary of State.
or parsonage or institution support
ed by voluntary contribution will bo
given a liberal quantity of tho Long
man it Martinez Taints whenever
Note:? This has been our custom
for twenty-seven years; any building
not satisfactorily painted, will bo re
painted at our expense; about one gal
lon of Linseed Oil to be added to every
gallon of ga?on of paint to make ready
for use; it's mixed in two minutes, and
cost of tho paint thereby made less in
price than any other. Yearly product
overono million gallons.
Longman & Martinez.
Solo Agents W. L Uoyd, Laurens, S.
C ; J. C . Hutchinson, Cross Hill, S. C.
Set Sliver Forks,
Knives or Spoons?
Or anything in tho
Jewelry Line} Come
to US and wo will Give you
the best of Goods and
<8T Repairing a Specialty.
The Jewelry Pooplc.
Laurens, S. C.
INK and PENCILS,
Our Stock larger
this year and more
Palmetto Drug Co.
Look for sign with the Tree.
R. II. Welch.
A. O. Todd.
JohiiNtono, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, Stato and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
Laurens, 3? c
Second Primary Election, Sept 9th, 1902,
Laurens 11 , I lox,
I'acinrv Box, Laurentf,
Factory Box, < iliuton,
Dial Church, .
Ken no, .
Daniel Store, .
? Kkoin, .
< kloll Church,
17."? 1308 1100 054
Hoy ward Has Probably
In tho County Nichols, Thompson,
Humbert, Power, Habb r id Hun
ter in the Lead.
Tino Advektiser'k latest news re
ceived this morning is tho following:
Tho News and Courierolliolal figures
at midnight give Latlmor 30,3 13; Kvans
21,(545; Hey ward 80,420; Talbort 20,277.
Latimer is corlalnly olected to the
In u total of 02,0*17 votos reported
Heyward leads by 10,193, Ileyward
seems almost eure of election. Ono in
three of the remaining votco to bo re
ported, not more than 32,000 will give
him a majority of the whole.
Nothing has been heard from other
Von Kolnir/. beats (5 race for the
Stato Senate in Charleston county.
Jn the county, Nichols, Power, Hum
bert, Thompson, Habb and Hunter ap
pear to be elected. Power is certainly
elected and tho success of the others
named U practically assured. For fig
ures, see table.
In this county IS boxes givo fol'ow
inp totals for slato v lcotv: Evans 7-1:5;
La timer 1,059? Talbert 1,440; Heyward
090: Oarv 1,201; Sloan 1,188; Gantt
1,409; Wilson 910; Jones 1,108; Walker
1,201; Hoyd 1513; FroM soti; Oaughmnn
1,585; Boyd fSvans ?71. Except for
Governor and Senator only IS boxes
Goldvillo, Odells, Tumbling Shoals,
1'riucoton, Cook's Store. Daniels Store,
and 1 lopewell remain to be beard from
in part or whole.
THE VEL ATEST.
Ch leston, S. C, )
Sept. 10th, ?J02. \
Out of us ,000 votes reported out of a
total poll of 85,000 In second primary
with Aiken county to hear from in
part and complete returns from some
counties and partial from most oilier
counties The News and Courier tigures
at midnight show the totals reported
to be. Rvans 27,090. Latlmor 39,801,
Hey ward 119,87 I, Talbort ^sii|, Gary
:il,:ir>0, Sloan 83,058, Qantt 82,901, Wil
sou 81,526, .lones 32,012, Walker 82,551,
Boyd 29,050, Frost 3?,7l>!), Caughman
84,893, Fvans 20,805. Aikon is elected
to Congress from tho Third Congres
sional District and the race between
Croft and Bellinger is so close as to be
unsettled, there boing a oloso margin
botweon them. No now doubt about
I ley ward and Latlmor. There aro
about 'J0,0')0 moro votes to report.
The latest product of tho looms is always looked for with interest as to
what will bo tho leading frabio and Shade for the Season. In our search
through the Northern markets we aften asked this question, but the opinions
were so conllloting that nothing delinito could be ascertained.
While all the Departments in the lines of Goods we handle are well rep
resented in Standard Brands we have only spaco hero to mention the Dress
Goods more especially tho frabrlcs in Black. In solccting tbeso goods there
are many points to be considered Fibre, Weave. Dye and Finish, and i ui
but not least the price.
Wc open a 8(1 inch Black Henrietta, fino twill, perfect dye. and finish
at 25 els. a yard: the hiebest grade runs up to $1.50 per yard.
Then comes tho I'ebble, this is a fabric of woven surface but the threads
are so twisted in tho weave Is destinod for a good wearer.
Serges of Smooth clean twill from 25 cts. to #1.00 per yard.
Thon comes the more sugged finish such as Cheviots and Storm Sergo
where tho manufacturer has a view to durability.
Dime Fashion has not yot discarded tho Melrose and Armine, these aro
cloths of similar weave, tho surfacj almost as smooth as a lino Fronch
The wido Broad Cloths and the more distinct twills, tho Vonctcans will
hold their place this season.
We have opened a lino of Satin-finished Jacquards, the-.e aro showy
goods. Prices range from 25ots to 35cfs.
Here also is a f>0 inch All-Wool Suiting at 50ot8 a yard.
Many of the nbove makes aro duplicated in colors. Special value aleo in
tho loading weaVQS In Black Silk at
W. G. Wilson & Co,
Our First Showing
o( early Fall Dress Goods, Waisting and Trimmings
is an exceptional Display, one that any lady will
appreciate. All the newest things from the nobbiest
effects to the most subdued colorings?something to
interest every one. Our
Black Dress Goods Assortment
is the best we have ever shown, inexpensive, medium
priced and line novelties and staples. The advantages
of an early selection should not be overlooked, as many
exclusive patterns when once sold cannot be duplicated.
And then first choice is in itself no small item.
Our riillinery Department
will be in charge of Miss Pttiefoy of Boltimoie, who is
an artist in her line, assisted by Mrs. T. II. Nelson.
Il is needless to say this department as fully up to our
usual high standard.
H. E. GRAY.
J. C. SIIEALY
Gray & Shealy.
ought to interest tho man
whos3 roof has n holo^ in it.
Also tho man who has no voof,
but intends to build one. Our
Long Loaf unblcd Pine Shin
gles are tho best offered in
this city. Mado from a fine
grado wood and right in ovcry
And those figures ought to prove
that prices aro right, too.
Gray & Srjealy.
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, TUESDAY, SEPT. 16.
300 Aristocratic Animal Actors 300
Positively the greatest exhibition
of wonderfully trained Dogs, Ponies,
Monkeys, Zebras, Camels and cute
baby Elephants in the world.
Depot Show Grounds?Performance 2: 30 and 8: 00 p. m.
Admission?Children 25 cents., Adults 35 cents.
See the Novel Street Parade at 11 a. in.
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YOUR FALL SOWING?
We Have Full Stock or
Wheat, Barley, Rye, Vetch,
Rape; Red, Crimson
and Burr Clover.
Burr Clover Is the unsurpassed
Winter pasturage. Try it.
? Complete Line of Undertakers Supplies &
gQtW We soil Mason's, half Gallons, Fruit Jars at 75 cents per (J
NOTE this FACT.
You know wc arc anxious for a share of your trade and it
will be our earnest endeavor to please you in every
way. Come to sec 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 whichare 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 no.
The McCord Merchandise Co.
Laurens, S. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Florida, 3ST Cuba,
Pullman Vestibule Sleeping and Dining Cars be
|? Uveen New York and Tampa, Florida.
For Maps, Rates, Schedules, or any information,
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C.
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b Qlenn Springs
I Ginger Ale!
^ The best on the market!
For sale at
Laurens, S. C.
IDo YoU War)t to
Bdy a l^o^iiirjeijt?
If you do we have what you want in either Marblo 01
Granite. We sell all kinds of Marblo and Granit"
known to the trade. Best Material, First-nlass work at
Lowest Prices. Write us and 'we will sond a man to boo
WHITE & CO,, Anderson, S.C\