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ON OCTOBER 16TH.
Laurens Lyceum Course
will Open on That Date.
Lectures and Entertainment for the
Season?Some Splendid Book
ings for the Season.
Laurens people will again have a se
ries o( excellent entertainments and
lectures this winter under the auspices
of the Laurens Lyceum association.
A sufficient number of gentleman
have pledged themselves to support
the court e to make it a certainty and
the bookings have been mado but it is
urged that others subscribe. It should
be borne in mind that this is not a
money-making scheme, that the ob
joct is to elevate and educate and at
tbo same time entertain the people
and every person who possibly can
should aid it. The cost of a subscrip
tion is very little?and good citizens
who have the welfare of tho town at
heart ought not erudgo that assistance.
October 10, Prof. B. Benjamin An
drews, former president of Brown Uni
versity and one of the most celebrated
men on the lecture platform will open
the season. Prof. Andtows is a learned
and eloquent man aud, moreover,
among Northern men, few of great
station in life have boen so fair and
generous in handling Southern ques
tions. H s subject will be Robert E.
Lee and it ought to attract a great au
dience from the city and all over the
county as well. It will do the heart of
every true friend of the South good to
to hoar this lecture from a brilliant
and earnest Northern student.
December 5, E. L. Barker, the mono
logulst will be here, to be followed on
the 27th, by L. F. Coneland, the great
humorist. On January 27th the Dun
bar Handbell Bingers will be the at
traction. The last featuro and one of
the best of the program will be the
Chicago Glee Club on the 6th of May
THB Advektiskr hopes, meanwhile,
that eyery one who can will see Rev.
W. B. Duncan and become a sub
scriber. Tho causo is cspeolally wor
thy and the subscriber will receive far
moro than his money's worth.
"Clifton" Hour always satisfies be
cause it is always kept right up to tho
standard ? tho highest standard of
purity and excellence.
"Clifton" possesses every quality es
sential for making bread that is white,
light and sweet. The rich IIa vor so sel
dom found in the bread so seldom made
from ordinary Hours ? that delicious
pure-wheat flavor is always found in
tho bread made from "Clifton," which
is no ordinary Hour, as most people
"Clifton" Hour is mi led from the
pick of tho finest grown milled scienti
fically, with the best of skill and ma
chinery in every detail of its manufac
"Clifton" is easily a leader and is
standing the test of thousands of fam
ics. If you do not use "Clifton" have
?our grocer send you a sack. The sat
sfactton experienced by our many cus
tomers is assured.
Tho McCord Merchandise Co. will
have tho prettiest all-round Stock of
Dry Goods Notions and Millinery shown
in Laurens for many years.
Our buyer has returned from market
and has purchased the largest and
most up-to-date lino of house-furnish
ing goods ever brought to Laurons. We
will appreciate a visit from you this
fall. At our store you arc always wel
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
A big line of trunks and dress suit
J. E. Minter & Bro.
You can alford to use matches at the
prices that wo have them. Three (31
boxes Search Light Matches five (500)
hundred matches to the box only 10
S. M. & F.. H. Wilkes.
Evans and Latimer wanted your
votes. We want your trade. Wo arc
confident that we offer better induce
ment for your trade than they did for
3'our vote. Sec us and be convinced
that this is the place to spend your hard
Davis, Kopec & Co.
Fob Rent?Two nice large double
offices. See Dr. Dial.
Mothers, our lino of chlldrcns' and
boys' clothing is compteto with all the
new fall stylos. Call and see them.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Your best friend is the merchant
that can give you bost values at lowest
prices. We know wo have the line and
ask you to investigate and see for
Davis, Roper & Co.
Most people have trouble with their
Cooking Stove. Why? That question
we can very easily answer, that they
aro not using the kind that arc made
right, and wo would suggest that you
como in and let us show you our lino of
Buck's Stoves?tho kind that are guar
anteed to cook to please you.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
The well-dressed man can find what
he wants hero. A big stock of clothing
to select from.
T. E. Minter & Co.
Sheets and Pillow Cases, Towels,
Table Damask and Quilts in great
abundance. Prices low.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Shoes for everybody. Good solid
leather for winter. Prices right.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Beautiful dress goods, exquisite de
signs. All grades, all prices.
Davis, Roper & Co,
Young men you ought to know where
to como for your new fall suit. We
think you do. Wo have t horn in groat
variety of grades. Prices all worth
the money. We want your trade and
can servo you equal to any and most
times bettor than you can do olsewbero.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Our big store is jammed and packed
full of new goods. Call and see them.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Don't buy suspenders anywhoro until
you see ours. Can save you 10 to 25
cents on your purchase.
Davis, Roper & Co.
NOT DOOMED FOR LIFE.
"I was treated for three' years by
good doctors," writes W. A. Greer.
McConnellsvllle, O., "for Piles, and
Fistula, but, when all failed, Bucklen's
Arnioa Salve cured me in two weeks."
Cures Burns, Bruises, Cuts, Corns,
8ores, Eruptions, Salt Rheum, Piles or
no pay. 26 cents at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drng Co.
Ten Cents Cotton.
We are prepared to take care of a
quantity of cotton on storage and ad
vance money on same. Now is tho
time to store your cotton for a profit.
Don't sell too fast, or it will give out
J. Wade Anderson,
8m President and Manager.
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, undor
the name of Simpson Sc Cooper and will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
R. A, Cooper.
>|SOME VISITORS AND OTHERS, g
Mr. N. B. Dial returned from Colum
Mr. Adolph Shayor has returned
Mr?. Dr. Phillips, of Clintou, has
been vimting friends here.
Judge Wa'ts passed through the
city SmKin\ on his way to Greonvllle,
where Court opened Monday.
Mitchell Hill, the little son of Mrs.
PrestOh Hill, died at their home in this
eity last week and was buried at Chest
nut Itidgo church. The family have a
great deal of sympathy in their bc
Governor McSweeney has oiTered a
reward or $50 for the arrest of Will
Sullivan, charged with the murder of
Frank Beeks, both negroes. The pro
clamation is printed elsewhere.
Sunday School Rally Day.
Tho Sunday Pohool of tho First
Methodist Church will havo Rally Day
on noxt Sunday,beginning at lOo'cloek.
Everybody who lias ever boon a mem
ber of the school is earnestly invited to
attend. Visitors cordially invited.
To Meet iu Union.
The Woman's Missionary Union of
Enoree Presbytery will meet iu tho
First Presbyterian church of Union,
S. 0., on tho 28th of October 1002. All
delegates will be cordially entertained.
It is expected that tho railroads will
give special rates.
An son Pound Baby.
Probably the smallest of largest of
beasts is the juvenile member of the
herd of performing Elephants with
Gentry Bros. Famous Shows United.
This line Pachyderm has been in this
country but a few months yet his edu
cation is nearly completed. His part
of the programme puts to shame Ii is
older and bigger companions, and on ac
count of his size he is able to perform
several acts which have not been at
tempted by Elephant Trainers before.
They will exhibit here, on Tuesday,
September Kith at 2.30 and 8 P. M., on
Depot Show Grounds. Admission, chil
dren, 2"> cents: adults 35 cents.
BEATH OF MRS. LASSITEB.
Beloved Young Woman Passes Away iu
Texas?Body Brought Hero.
Mrs. J. H. Lasslter, who was Miss
Gona Shell, died at her homo in Texas
last Thursday and her . body was
brought hero and interred in tho City
Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Kev. J.
D, Pitts, conducting the funeral ser
Mrs. LassitOr was the only daughter
of the late J. Warren Shell and Mrs.
Shell. About one year ago she was
married in Texas. .She was brought up
here and was greatly beloved by a
large circle of friends and kindred in
the city and county. Sho was about 20
years old. Her mother and husband
and several brothers survive her, for
whom great sympathy is felt hero.
BIO FAIR IN CHARLOTTE.
Promises to he tho Most Successful
Ever Held In North Carolina.
What, promises to be tho biggest and
most successful Agricultural Fair and
Race Meet in the history of North Car
olina, will be held in Charlotte on Sep
tember 30th and October 1st, 2nd and
3rd. Everything will be on a big
scale, in keeping with tho reputation
of the progressive city of Charlotte.
The fair grounds, buildings and race
track are well arranged and elegantly
appointed and can bo easily reached
by a double electric car line which will
land visitors at the gates. All the rail
roads will otter greatly reduced rates.
The Fair Association will distribute
a number of valuable and useful pres
ents among excursionists and other
visitors. On Tuesday, September 30th,
a $26.00 set of harness, donated by the
Shaw Harness Company, will be given
away. Oh Wednesday, October 1st, the
present will be an elegant Gas Stove,
donated by the-1 C'Compuny- A $75.00
organ from the store of tho Andrews
Furniture & Music Company, will be
given away on Thursday. On Friday,
tho last day of the Fair, a standard
high-grade buggy, the wholesale price
of which is $"75.00, will be given away.
The High Point Buggy Company will
donate this valuable present,
Tho traveling representative of The
Globe Tailoring Co , Louisville, Ky.,
will be at our store, Monday, Septem
ber 15th with a full line of woolens for
the fall. We will be glad to have you
call and seo bis samples.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Card of Thanks.
Ei.itor Advertiser:?Please allow
mo space in your paper to thank my
friends of Laurens county for their
kindness in returning me to the ollico
of County Superintendent of Education.
i appreciate their endorsement! and
will endeavor in tho future as In the
past to render faithful service.
Ohas. f. brooks.
Card of Thanks.
Editor Advertiser:?Please allow
me space in your paper to thank my
friends in Laurens County for tho very
llattering support given me in the
Democratic primary election on Tues
day, 2?th inst. I have endeavored for
tho last two years to honestly and faith
fully represent tho best interests of the
whole people and their endorsement of
my course >s very gratifying to me.
R. A. Cooper,
Laurons, Sept. 1st., 1?02,
Notice to Magistrates.
Euch ami every Magistrates in Lau
rens county is hereby notified to have
his books before tho* grand jury flj- f-bp
opening of court on tho 2nd Monday lit
J. F. TOLBERT,
Foreman Grand Jury.
Sept. Sth, 1902.?6t.
Wo hereby request that the people
in the neighborhood of J. N. Leak's
who are interested in public schools
will meet at his residonco, Saturday
Sept. 13th, for the purpose of organiz
ing tho school and selecting a situation
for a school building and electing a
teacher for anothor term.
J. N. Leak,
Thanks His Friends.
Editor Advertiser, Sip;?To The
Advertiser and its readers who gave
their kind assistance to me in the con
test for the Commercial College Schob
arshlp I shall ever feel myself indebt
ed both for tho honor bestowed upon
me and for the benefit I hope to reap
at their hands. I hope none will have
obtuse to regret his efforts in my be
half. I have begun ray course of study
with the brunch of the Converse Com
raeroial College which is now located
ip Laurens and i am pleased with tho
instructions given by all the toaohers.
I shall strive to use tho opportunity
given mo to the best of ipy mental
With many thanks to The Adver
tiser and its readers,
I am very respectfully, /
IT WILL IMPROVE.
Tho Advertiser will be all
Homo Print Paper.
The Change will he Made in Next
Week's Paper?A Word to Cor
Beginningnoxt week The Advbrtis
kii will be an all home print newspaper*
Demand for advertising space has made
this necessary. the advertiser will
of cou-se be improved not merely by
being all "home-print" hut because it
will print the news and more of it.
Some all "home-print" papers that
Iwast loudest contain local and county
news, with exceeding little editorial.
but The Advertiser will continue to
print the news of the State and the
Moreover The Advertiser will
print a first rate continued story in
The Advertiser hopes hereafter
that its correspondents will send the
news promptly. Write the news briefly
and without' unnecessary words but
write all the news. For example it is
better English to say that "Mr. Blank
and Miss Monk were married Sunday"
than that "Mr. Blank and Miss Monk
were united in the holy bonds of ma
trimony last Sunday" and the very same
information is conveyed.
The Advertiser again requests the
ministers over the county to send in
Church notices and Church news.?
Church work can be helped^by? the "press
and progressive ministers everywhere
use t he newspapers in their work when
ever they can.
The Advertiser hopes to give the
people of Laurens a betters newspaper
than they ever had before and would
be glad to have the co-operation of the
of the county to this end.
In a few days the advertiser Will
have an agent in the field who will be
glad to have your subscription. His
name will be announced next week.
BROTHER BOB'S BAD LUCK.
Disfrnnchisciucnt Without Color or
Stripe Overtakes Mini.
Editor Advertiser, Sik:?
f didike to express myself in the heat
of passion, but under certain "provoca
tions a man can ill afford to wait till he
gets cool to enter protest. I have been
disfranoised without the color of tho
Ethiopian or the stripe of the convict.
It may be reckoned a sad commentary
on our political machinery to admit it
but it crept upon us at last. 'We have
heard much about the dangers of the
Innovations of politics for the last ten
years, of how a pendulum being' swung
too far in one direction will by force of
gravity inevitably swing too far to the
other extreme sooner or later. But I
had little dreamed of Bleeping idly on
the precipice of disfranchiseinent only
to be walloped so soon beneath its lash
ing waves, it's bad. it's terrible just to
think of so many clever men, brilliant
and sound, one would like to vote for,
and so many more hi- would like ever so
much to vote against and then all of a
sudden wake up and And himself all dis
franchised ? a grown man, free and
white, w ithout the stigma of stripe or
color, squarely set down on and de
prived the privilege the constitution
guarantees to every citizen of the com
monwealth. Vet all this happens in
this great, free, fourth-of-July country
of OUrs,?a country of the white, the
brave and the free. Gentlemen, it's
terrible! I had my ticket made out. I
had given much thought to the prepara
tion of it and much-. 1 had like to
have said much prayer, but I didn't.
(By the way, I'm afraid our prayers
along this line are too few, too short,
too superficial and altogether perfunc
tory. It might be interesting to take a
hand primary over the county some
time to see how many voters actually
pray earnestly and deep for wisdom to
guide in the dispensation of suffrage ?
especially of years when 1 happen to
run. But this is a parenthesis.)
No, I didn't loose over much training
along this line, but will say that what
ever of effort put forth by way of pre
liminary preparation was ail snowed
under on the 26th ult.. when I was not
allowed to cast my vote at the primary.
"Aye!", saytf some smart Aleck, "you
should have enrolled live days before
the election." Not that sir.' Haven't
I been vot ing at every election without
enrollingVDon't the boys always see that
the names of all known Democrats are on
the roll? I have lived to see boys walk
up to the polls whose names could not
bo found on the roll, and then half an
hour later, after diligent re-search he
would be notified that his name had
been found. So you can call it what
you please or count it as you please. I
only say I didn't get to vote and feel
mighty like a fellow who has been de
prived of casting his vote for men ho
wanted to elect, and against men he
ever-so-nnich wanted to defeat. It is
only one yoter to-be-sure, ' ?? the ques
tion suggests itself, Whop ve matters
tending? Who next? I il you, gen
tlemen, on last Tuesday rnj blood boiled
hot and thero poured through my pores
mope sweat and hotter perspiration in
one hour than over canio from me in
so short a time In all my life. I was hot
under tho collar, over it and all about.
It's terrible, I say to be disfranchised
as 1 havs been. May none of the read
ers of this epistle ever reach such hu
miliation, it was not a mat ter of en
rollment at all: it was a matter of roll*
ment. Just after leaving homo for the
election precinct I was stricken with a
spell of Renal Colic. Returning home
1 began to grunt and roll and when the
Madam put nu. in a tub of hot water I
got better but that fs what made mo so
awful hot, and that is what made me
sweat so, and that is how 1 was disfran
chised, ft's terrible.
Gentry Bros/ Famous Shows United.
The consolidating of Gentry Bros.
Famous Trained Animal Shows, which
have long been the most popular tented
exhibitions b] the world, makes an im
portant union of excellent perform
ances by combining w.hut have hereto
fore traveled separately. The exhibi
tion is fully twice its' former size: in
addition to tho augmented processional
displays, the ne-rfpi'inantio this season
requires double the space and time that
it formerly did.
This famous Shows united will ex
hibit here, Tuesday, September Kith at
and 8 P, M. on Depot Show
Grounds. Ajjipi^sion. children 25 cents;
adults U") cents.
Mass Meeting Called.
I am requested to call a Mass Moot
ing of tho farmers of Laurens County
to assemble in tho Court IIouso, Mon
day, Soptombor 15th. Tho ^business
to be transacted 1h to tako somo action
in regard to the cotton buying situa
tion, there being but ono eotUm buyor,
as a result of a combination of tho cot
ton mills, in tho city of Laurons. Lot
everyone who can i>ossibly do so, bo
AH business mon, bankers, lawyers,
mechanics merchants ant) all ojhops in
terested aro asked to 'be prosoht and
tako part in the deliberations.
R. DUNK BOYD,
President County Alllanoo.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
pis} fliinaty for Stomach Troubles.
For sale by Laurent Drug Co.. Pal
metto Drujif Co., Dv. B. P. Posoy, W,
W. Dodson and J. S. Bennett.
Extra size in men's fine pants.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
YOU NEED THEM!
WE MAKE THEM!
Picture Frames?All sizes
and prices from
25 cents up.
Tho material (Moulding)
comes in ditTerent styles,
colors and prices. Bring
in your pictures and you
can learn beforehand just
what thoy will cost ready
to hang up.
The Laurens Drug Co.
103 West Main St.
'Phono 75 Goods dolivored.
Health is very good at this writing
Mrs. Eliza Miller of Waterloo, is vis
iting her daughter Mrs. J. A. Martin.
Mr. Frank Odell of Atlanta, Ga., lias
been spending a while with his father
J. N. Odell.
Miss Mary Cooper spent last week at
Waterloo with her sister Mrs. John
Mr. W. D. Washington of your town
is visiting iu this section.
Mr. C. 1. Martin and wife visited at
Mt. Olive last Sunday.
Mr. Li. S. Martin visited near Bald
win last wcok.
Mr. John Washington and wife, of
Greenwood, have been spending the
Summer with his parents at this place.
Special Election In School District,
No. 2, Youngs Township.
Whereas, a written petition of one
third of tho electors and like propor
tion of the free-holdors of tho age of
twenty-one years, residing in school
district, No. 2, Youngs township, Lau
rens county, has been filed with the
county board of education of said
county, asking that an annual tax of
three mills bo levied on and collected
on property in said district to supple
ment the funds of said district. It is
That the board of trustees of said
school district shall hold an election at
Youngs' Store in said district on the
18th day of September, A. D., for tho
purpose of deciding if said tax shall bo
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 registration certificates as
required in general o'.eetlons, shall be
allowed to vote.
At said election tho said board of
trustees shall act as managers and the
election shall be conducted as provided
by law for tho conduct of goner al elec
At said election each elector favor
iug the proposed levy shall cast a bal
lot containing the word "Yes" written
or printed thoreon and oach elector op
posed to eald levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "No" written or
Within ten days after said election,
if the majority of those voting shall
vote for said levy, the said board of
trustees shall furnish tho county audi
tor with tho statmcnt of tho amount
Ciias. F. Brooks,
W. M. Bryson,
R, E. Babb.
Countv Board of Education.
Kept. 4, 1002 2t.
We will let to tho lowest ypsponsiblo
bidder tho building of tho approaches
to the Iron Bridge, over Saluda river,
at or noar Boyd's old mill place on
Wednesday, tho 8th day of Octobor
1002 at 11 o*elock A. M.
J. 8. Dktjmmond,
Supervisor L. O.
Soptomber ?th 1002.
Loa ns on Heal Estate
For a series qf years at 8 por cent;
straight interest; negotiated. Basin,
what land is assossou for taxation.
Ferouson A Featherstone.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. D. Barkjsdalk, Atty.,
Laurens, S. 0.
June 24th, 1002?3m.
HKNT VRKK to all
inter* of morphine,
elixir of opium, co
caine or wlilskoy, a
large book of par
ticulars on home or
ment. Address, H.
M. WOOM.KY CO.,
10* N. Pryor Street,
W. U. KNIQHT. R, B. IIADB.
KNIGHT & BABB,
Attorneys at Law
49* Will practloe In all the State and
Federal Courts. Strlot attention to all
[ business intrusted to them.
Office up-stairs, Simmons' Building.
Dr. W. II. DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention tilven Women
Office hours in the olty from 10 a, ta,
to 4 p. m. 'Phono -Residence No. 44;
I Office No. 89. ^
Davis, Roper 6c Co
Our New Fall Goods are coming in every day* We have bought the
largest and most complete stock of reliable merchan
dise we have ever carried.
We can show you and elegant
assortment of Men's, Boys' and
Children's Suits from 50 cts to
. A splendid line of School Suits
for $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00.
We picked up the biggest drive
in Suspenders ever brought to
Laurens. We can save you from
S cents to 15 cents on every pair
of Suspenders you buy. We ad
vise merchants to see us espe
cially in this line as we can and
will save you Money.
In this line we have made
special efferts and can assure
the Ladies that they will
in Silks, Cotton and Wool
Dress Goods. Flannels,
Linens,White Goods, Hand
kerchiefs, Embroideries and
Laces, Lace Curtains, Hosi
ery, Underwear, Sheets Pil
low Cases, Quilts, Ladies'
Furs, Coats, Suits Seperate
See our Ladies Ready-to
Wear Hats before you de
cide to BUY,
Fine Dress Shoes for flen and Women $3.00 to $5.00
Medium Dress Shoes for flen and Women $1.50 to $2.50
Stong, good wear Shoes for Men, Women
and Children from 50c to $2.00
This is the Cash Time of the Year
and we expect to sell more goods for the Cash than we have ever sold before. It is your duty
to see our entire line before buying. Why? Because we have the largest Stock because buy
ing in such large quantities we get on the inside and get bottom prices, because we are confi
dent we can save you MONEY.
Davis, Roper & Co.,
Head to Foots Outfitters for Men, Women and Children.
Just a Word
and that word
is the foundation of the success and popularity
of the famous
Bucks Stoves and Ranges,
People who buy them have the comfortable knowledge
that they are all and more than is claimed for them. Let
us sell you one this Falj.
Of our Annual arrival of New Fall House Furnishings.
Is always of the Greatest Importance to Housekeepers
This is the one place in Laurens where you will always iind.'
Furniture, Floor Coverings, Window Draperies,
Queensware, etc., that are UP-TO-DATB,
When you think Furniture
Think of "WILKES."
J. E. MINTER & BRO.'S
We have just completed our work of preparation for the Fall
Season and we wish to invite the public, one and all, to visit our
store and see our immense stock. We have never before been able
to offer the people such a complete line of
Clothing, Shoes, Hats* Furnishing J?
2? Goods and Staple Dry Goods,
as we are showing to-day. Every shelf, nook and corner in our
big store is jammed and packed full of good merchandise?the kind
you want to buy. We do not handle shoddy goods, but everything
you buy here is right and the price is the LOWEST. We are the
Leaders! You save money by trading at Minter's Cheap Cash
Store. Come to Laurens, look around as much as you please, but
don't buy until you have seen our goods. Make our store head
quarters where you will always receive a welcome, '
J. E. MINTER & BRO.,
Leaders of Low Prices.
R. P. Mi lam & Co.
How to Tide Over a Long Hull Summer!
J+s Hoes That Question Bother You?
inspect our Stock of GROCERIES j? Got OUR Prices on
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 can y a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Collin to the best Me
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we cany
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
h when wanteds.''Wc 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. MILAN & CO.
y ? ??