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MACK IRBY IS
Will Go To Citadel from
Ho is a Popular Boy in
johu M. Harks dale Came Out Second?
All Bright Fellows bat Only One
Vacancy to be Filled.
j. L. MaFarlan Irby, bettor known as
"Mack," has won tho scholarship at the
Tho examination was held last Wed
J. M. Barksdale, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Barksdale, was second in tho con
tost. Tho others were Leland Mol).
Kennedy, of Clidton, W. H. Carter, of
Princeton, and J. T. Crane, Jr., of
Mack Irby is the third son of tho lato
Senator Irby and brother of tho Hon.
yf, C. irby, Jr., lately nominated in
the primary for tho House of Repre
sentatives. Tie has recently boon cm
ployed in the Palmotto Drug Store and
is a Hue boy with ota of friends in Lau
rens. He will make a fine young sol
dier and his friends are congratulating
The other four boys were promising
young fellows?but only one could win
and Irby was the leader in the examina
Report of Summer Insti
tuto Held Here.
THE FIVE LEADERS.
Thirty-One Stood the Test
Entitled to Receive Renewal of their
Certificates?Mr. B. Y. Calberson
ilets State Certificate.
County Superintendent of Schools
Brooks, has tho report of the teachers
examination held at the end of the sum
mer school, conducted by Prof. B. L.
Jones and Mies E. W. McLean. Twenty
throe ladies and eight gentlemen
passed the examination successfully
and those having teachers certificates
not over two years old will be entitled
to receive renewals. The following
five made the best avorge : Miss Myr
tle Yeargin, 95; Miss Martha Hellams,
94; Miss Bessie Hudgens, 01; Miss
Dora Patton, 00 and Mr. B. Y. Cul
Mr. Culbertson, It will be remem
bered, recently passed the examination
for a ten years state certificate success
The following are those that passed
Miss Lucia Barksdale, Laurens.
" Georgia Copeland, Laurens.
" Ella Bell Copeland, Laurens.
" Kate Eichelberger, Laurens.
" Sidell Golding, Laurens.
" Mattie Hipp, Laurens.
" Pearl Hipp, Princoton.
" Martha Hollams, Barksdale.
" Gena Henry, Clinton.
" Bessie Hudgons, Laurens.
" Nannie May Hudgons, Laurons.
" Suo Hudgens, Laurens.
" Carrie Langston, Maddens.
*' Lou Boll Martin, Maddens.
" Pauline McCarley, Laurons.
" Louise McCarley, Laurens.
" Lyde Milam, Clinton.
" Dora Patton, Clinton.
" Daisy Phillips, Fountain Inn.
" Eva Putnam, Enoree.
" Mettie Putnam, Kapley.
" Margle'Sullivan.Tumbling Shoals
" Myrtle Yoargln, Laurens,
" Etolia Lanford, Lanford.
J. Earle Alexander, Laurens.
Earlo U. Babb, Eden.
J. Clarence Burdetto, Lanford.
B. Y. Culbertson, Maddon.
L. D. Ellcdgo, Austin.
Smith J Martin, Lanford.
W. E. Washington, Irby.
W. W. Kennedy.
COTTON MILL STOCKS.
trices Quoted by Alester G. Furman,
Broker, Greenville, S. C, Sept. 10.
Bid I Asked
Abbeville Cotton Mill,.... 75
Arkwright Mills, .
Clinton M'f'g Co.,. 122
Darlington M'f'g Co ,. 87
Enoree M'f'g Co. 82
Greenwood Cotton Mill.
Laurens Cotton Mills. .... 161
Nowborry Cotton Mills, .. 116
Pacolet M'f'g Co.
Union Cotton Mills, . 148
Most pcoplo havo trouble with their
Cooking Stove. Why? That question
wo can \ery oasily answer, that they
are not using the kind that are mado
right, and wo would suggest that you
cpmo in and let us show you our line of
Buck's Stoves?the kind that are guar
antced to cook to please you.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Fott SAMc-Home-raiseci Ryo $1.00
Per bushel; Apple Oats 80 cents per
bushel. Thcso oats are Helling in Ga.
lor $1.00 por bushel.
W. P. Harris, Rapley, S. C.
Our buyer has returned from market
and has purchased the largest and
jnost up-to-dato line of hotlse-furnish
goods over brought to Laurens. We
will appreciate a visit from you this
fall. At our store you aro always wel
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
GLENN SPRINGS WATER
Bill Rimed* Hi tmnl Troablei.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co., Pal
metto Drug Co., Dr. B. F. Posey, W.
W. Dodton and J. 8, Bennett.
[80ME VISITORS AND OTHERS.
Mr. Charles B. Her visited friends in
Greenwood last woek.
Mr. Charles Taylor is now with the
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
Miss Rosalie Burton and Miss Dor
oae Calmes havo returned to Winthrop.
Miss Lil Harris has returned from
Mrs. Francis P. McGowanis visiting!
friends in Virginia.
Mies Leila Wilkes'has returned from
Mies Nannie Hughes has returned
Mrs. J. D. M. Shaw is spending a
lew woek8 in Uondersouville.
Mr. Chesterfield MoDaniel was In the
Mr. H. A. Webb, of Greouwood,
was here Thursday.
Miss Anna Anderson was in tue city
from Waterloo last Thursday.
Mrs, Kato Hampton Poole and child
have been visiting Mies Sue Farrow.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Ballo have re
turned to Philadelphia.
Mr. Robert Adams has returned to j
Mr. Jack Davis' frionds wore glad to
see him hero Friday.
Mr. Moody, of Clinton, was in tho j
Tho front of The Advertiser
building is being painted anew.
Miss Puerlfoy, of Baltimore, has ar
rfvcd to take chargo of the millinery
deportment of Tho Hub.
Miss Mary Butlor Evans.of Roanoke,
Va., is visiting her grand-parents, Mr.
and Mre. L. G. Balle.
Mrs. Alex Long and children have
returned from Ashovlllo, where they
have spent the summer. ")
Railroad Commissioner Wharton was
in the city Friday. Colonel Wharton
stood the election season well this year.
Mr. W. E. Touchstono, Superinten
dent of tho Cotton Mill, has returned
from a brief visit to Greenwood.
Cash Watts has returned to Clemson
and John N. Wright, Jr., has entered
One of Dr. W. C. Irby's Bradford
melons found its way to this ofllco Fri
day and was happily disposed of.
Mr. W. G. Wilson has returned
from tho Northern markets where ho
purchased a magnificent stock of goods
for the fall and winter season.
Miss Laura Aylett Barksdale, (laugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Barksdale
has entered Holllns Institute, Salem,
Mi*s. Westmoreland and Miss West
moreland, of Greenville, have been vis
iting Mrs. Jack Parke, Mrs. Parks is
tho daughter of Mrs. Westmoreland.
Mrs. O. B. Thomas, who has been
spending the summer at Nowport,
Tenn., and Waynesvillo, N. C, is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. W. 1'. Garrett.
Mrs. Thomas will leave in a few wooks
for hor home in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mystic Club Entertained.
Mrs. Jesse Teaguo onfortalned tho
Mystic Club Thursday evening with an
"Advertisement" party. The party
was greatly onjoyed.
Woes to Arkwrlght.
Mr. Jeff Adams has accepted a good
position in the ofllce of tho Arkwright
Mills, Spartanburg. He Is a popular
boy in Laurens and gives promise of
making a fine business man.
Dr. R. E. Hughes aud Mr. J. O. C.
Fleming have had built handsorao
stono copings about thsir premises,
greatly Improving them.
Has Wood Position.
Mr. John McKinley, private secre
tary of Brooks Morgan, assistant gen
eral passenger agent of the Southern
Railway, was In town last week . Mr.
McKinley Is the son of Mr. E. S. Mc
Kinley. He has a fine position In tho
Railway world for a young fellow and
his Laurens friends are glad tonoto his
MILL SCHOOL OPENS.
Good Attendance of Pupils on the First
Tho Laurens Cotton Mills School
opened Its session Monday with a fine
attendance. Miss Lil Harris is princi
pal and Miss Nannie Hughes and Miss
Ida Fuller are the other teachers.
CAPT. HUDGEN8 WON.
Former laurens Man Captnred Prize
Capt. Ambrose W. Hudgens, of Eas
ley, a native of Laurons and father of
Mr. T. K. Hudgens, of this city, made
the successful guess of tho number of
bales of cotton produced in the United
States last year and *on tho prize of
$1,600 offered by the Atlanta Constitu
MRS. W. H. HRTSON DEAD.
Very Sad Event In the Community of
Mrs. Bottlo Bryson, wife of Mr. Wil
lie H. Bryson, diod at hor homo near
Cross Hill Friday. Sho was alxnit 40
years old. Threo chlldron, hor agod
mother and hor husband survive hor.
She was a devoted Christian and mem
ber of tho Liberty Springs Presbyter
ian church, whore tho funeral was
Mrs. Bryson was tho only daughter
of the late Mr. William Leaman. She
was greatly bolovod in Cross Hill by
the community and In overy way was a
good and noblo woman.
For Rknt?Two nice largo double
ofllcos. See Dr. Dial. _.
"Shoes for everybody. Good solid
leather for winter. Prices right.
01 * J. E. Mlntor & Bro. /
President Moll Makes Good
His Wise and Wholesome
Five Hundred Stadenfei uro in Attendance
- Bright Prospects of Athletic
Clomson College, S. C, Sopt. 10.?
Clomson College opened to-day with a
full faculty present and 500 students on
hand. Tho Rev. Mr. Finlay, rector of
the Episcopal church, conducted tho
devotional exorcises. Col. II. Ii. Ifar
din thon introduced Dr. P. H. Moll,
the now president, who received a most
hearty and flattering reception.
Dr. Moll made an earnest, plain,
practical address, and was listened to
with marked attontton. He said that
Clomson had been established for tho
purpose of making college boys into
mon, that tho trustees and faculty had
done their part, but that tho reputa
tion of tho college must do pond in a
largo measure on tho student, body.
I want to got near oach ono of you?
to know your troubles, your aims aud
ambitions. I have been in collogo work
for many years, and know tho feelings
of collego boys. In your Christian as
sociation work, in your collogo socie
ties, in your sports, you shall have my
sympathy and support. I want you to
succeed in athletics. It croates collogo
spirit, and holps you to bo ready for tho
battle of life.
You are frosh from tho teachings of
your parents. Remember and honor
in your livos your mother's God, and
think of tho Heaven she has taught
you to regard as your home. Do uot
be ashamod to acknowledge tho Chris
tianity of your parents.
Major Leo is acting commandant till
tho arrival of Lioutcnt Sirmyer. Ho is
Tho cadots aro already talking of
the football prospects. Coach Hois
man will return next wnok aud begin
practice at once. Professor Riggs says
that tho team will be almost entirely
Once Was Worth Nearly
ITS LOWEST PRICE.
Bottom Touched in The
How the Crop Has Increased in tho
Past 80 Years?Sonic Croat
What is tho highest price that cotton
Those who remember the War be
tween tho States can answer tho ques
tion but most readers will bo amazed to
know that onco the staple brought
$1,00per pound. That was the highost
price reached in Now York in 18(54 and
72 conts was tbo lowest price that
Mr. T. P. Simpson of this city show
ed an Advkrtiskr reporter a tablo of
prices of middling up-hvnd cotton on
the Now York market since 1823.
The lowest mark ever roached was
in 1841, 4 conts tho pound, and the
highest price that year was 9 conts.
In 1825 the price ranged from 18 to
27 cents; in 1880 from 12 to 20 cents; in
1818 from 5 to 8 cents; in 1800 from 10
to 11 cents. In the first year of tho war
tho price was from 11 to 28 conts; in
the second year from 20 to 08 cents and
it was in ist;I that the price went to
nearly to two dollars. It brought 278
cents as late as 1872, the lowest figure
that year being 18J cents.
In 1828 the crop in the United States
was 500,158. It passed the million
mark in 1880, two million mark in '42,
the three million mark in '51 and the
four million mark In '58.
NOT DOOMED FOR LIFE.
?'I was treated for three years by
good doctors," writes W. A. Greer.
McConnellsvlllo, O., "for Piles, and
Fistula, but, when all failed, Buoklen's
Arnica Salve cured me'In two weeks."
Cures Burns,- Bruises, Cuts, Corns,
Pore?, Eruptions, Salt Rheum, Piles or
no pay. 25 cents at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. _
or parsonage or institution support
ed by voluntary contribution will be
given a liberal quantity of the Long
man <fc Martinez Paints whenever
Notk:? This has been our custom
for twenty-sovon yoars; any building
not satisfactorily painted , will bo re
painted at our expense; about one gal
lon of Linseed Oil to be added to overy
gallon of gallon of paint to make ready
for use; It's mixed In two minutes, and
cost of the paint thoroby mado loss in
price than any othor. Yoarly product
over one million gallons.
Longman & Martinez.
Solo Agonts W. L Boyd, Laurens, 8.
C;J. C. Hutchinson, Cross Hill, B.C.
R. H. Wolch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone, Welch & Todd,
Will Practico in all Courts, Stato and
F?deral. Office, Law Range.
Lau rkns, S. C._
w.u. knight. r.7.. babd.
,KNIUHT & BABB,
Attorneys at La w
Will praotlco In all the State and
Fodoral Courts. Strict attention to all
business Intrusted to them.
Office up-stairs, Simmons Building.
YOU NEED THEM!
WE MAKE THEM!
Picture Framee? All sizes
and prices from
25 cents up.
Tho material (Moulding)
comes in differont 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 76 Goods dolivorcd
"Clifton" Hour always satisfies be
eauso it is always kept right up to the
standard ? tho highest standard of
purity and cxcollonce.
"Clifton" possesses every quality es
sential for making bread that is white,
light and sweet. The rich flavor so sel
dom found in tho bread so seldom made
from ordinary Hours ? that delicious
pure-wheat flavor is always found in
the bread made from "Clifton," which
Is no ordinary Hour, as most pcoplo
"Clifton" flour Is milled from the
pick of the linost grown milled scienti
fically, with the best of skill and ma
chinery In every detail of its manufac
"Clifton" is oaslly a leader and is
standing tho test of thousands of fam
les. If you do not use "Clifton" havo
your grocer send you a sack. Tho sat
isfaction experienced by our many cus
tomers Is assured.
OUR NEXT SERIAL
BY EMILE GABORIAU
A bank in Paris is robbed
of 350,000 francs.
The money was put in the
bank at night by the cashier.
When he unlocked it in the
morning the money was gone.
The lock to the vault was
uninjured and the doors show
ed no signs of having been
Only two persons had the
combination to^the lock.
These were the president
and the cashier.
Who Got the Money?
This is the mystery to be
Loans on Real Estate
For a series of years at 8 por oent;
straight Interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land Is assessed for taxation.?
ferou80n <fc Featiierstone.
Dr. YV. H. DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Olren Women
Office hours In the olty from 10 a. m.
to 4 p. no. 'Phone?Residence No. 44;
i Office No. 89. j
Will Young Sullivan Now
in County Jail.
Brought Hero by Mr. T.
R. Black well Friday.
Sn 111 van Under Charge of Killing Frnuk
Decks nt a Negro Barbacue about
Three Weeks Ago.
Will Young Sullivan, charged with
killing Frank Heeks, both negroes, at a
negro barbecue near Mount Bethel
Church three weeks ago was arrested
by T. R. Blackwell, near Duo West last
Thursday and brought to jail hero the
Sullivan was working for Mr. Black
well. Tho latter arrested him as soon
as be board that he was under charges.
Sheriff Duckettand Deputy Childress
went to Grocnwood tho wook previous
searching for Sullivan but failed to lind
The Governor offered a reward of
$00.00 for Sullivan. It is said that
Sullivan thought of surrendering ho
fore he was arrested. Tt appears that
hcjnadc no especial effort to escape.
He bad worked for Mr. Blackwell he
fore and, as he was well known to him,
must have expected to be taken.
What Ware Shoals Will Do for the
Mr. N. B. Dial, of Laurens, presi
dent of tho Ware Shoals Manufactur
ing Company, was out on tho.Shoals,
Wednesday, the 3rd.
Bennett Beeas, who has been work
ing in the Pelzor Cotton Mill for the
last seven months has given up his Job
and come home.
Occasionally you can hear the bum
of tho gin and tho whlstlo of the en
gine, preparing the fleecy staple for
market in our community.
We hope it won't be many months be
fore wo can take our seed cotton to the
Ware Shoals, get it ginned, sell the
cotton to the Ware Shoals Manufactur
ing Company and the soed to the Ware
Shoals Oil Mill and return in a few
hours with tho money."
All this Mr. Editor, is what we are
looking forward for, and then wo shall
rank with any section of our grand old
State, for we have the olimate and all
the natural resources which go to
make any country groat.
The trustees for the Brewerton school
aro now. roady to receive and consider
applications for the teaching of tho
Brewerton school for tho next session.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. D. Baiiksdale, Atty ,
Laurons, S. 0.
June 24th, 1902?3m.
Second Primary Election, Sept, 9th, 1902,
Laurens C. H., Box, ....
Factory Box, Laurens,
Factory Box, Clinton,
Langston Church, .
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
5 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 efterts and can assure
the Ladies that they will
in Silks, Cotton and Wool
Dress Goods. Flannels,
Linens,White Goods, Hand
kerchiefs, Kmbroideries and
Laces, Lace Curtains, Hosi
ery, Underwear, Sheets Pil
low Cases, Quilts, Ladies'
Furs, Coats, Suits Seperate
See our Ladies Rcady-lo
Wear Hats before you de
cide to BUY,
Fine Dress Shoes for Hen 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 Foot Outfitters for Men, Women and Children,
J. E. MINTER & BRO.'S
Wc have just completed our work of preparation for the Fall
Season and wc wish to invite the public, one and all, to visit our
btore and see our immense stock. We have never before been able
to ?fter the people such a complete line of
Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishing J?
J? 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 untiLyou have seen our goods. Make our store head
quarters where you will always receive a welcome.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.,
Leaders of Low Pric
R. P. Milam & Co.
*%s+> How to Tide Over a Long Dull Summer!
Docs That (Question Hothcr You?
SUiM^?our Stock of ^ GROCERIES ^ Got OUIl Prices on
Flour, Corn, MEAT and Supplies.
When You do, things will not look so blue. The situation will
clear up. We arc selling goods to meet it.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany a well
selected slock of everything from
the cheapest Coflin to the bcsl Mc
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
while plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or Llack 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. MI LAM & CO. ,