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Mr Minchiu of the City of
AN INTERESTING TALK.
Something About a Great
"Hard 'rimes" are not Unknown and
Taxes? (growing Coffee ? Republic
Less Stable than Empire.
Mr Kduardo M. Minchiu of St. Paul,
Brazil, South America, is visiting in
Gross Hill and was hero last wook for
a fow days. Mr. Minohtn is a grand
nephew of Mr. J. C. Rasor, Sr., and
Mr. Barmore Raysor. Ills mother was
a Miss Pylos and his grand-mother was
Miss Raysor. Ills parents and grand
mother are stid living. Mr. Minchiu is
therefore related to several families In
Laurons, and while hero ho was the
guest of Mr. Johu M. Clardy. He is 4]
young man a little past thirty, and
boars a strong resemblance In feature
to tho Raysor family. Ho Is a planter.
He was soon by an Advortlsor reporter
whllo here and talked Interestingly
about his far Southern home. Reply
ing to tho reporter's questions, ho said :
"My family wont to South America
in 18G7. My father was a Floridlan. I
was born in South America. Wo live
near the city of St. Paul, (to call it by
its English equivalent) which is South
of Rio Janeirlo, bolow tho tropic of
Capricorn, just in the temperate zone.
A number of other Southern people
went from this country when my people
went. Wo have familtos of Fergusons
and M illers from Chester county, and I
think some Edgclield people
"Yes, we grow coffee, sugar cane,
corn, or?uges, lemons, figs, grapes, and
many other fruits, but we have no ap
ples and pears. Peaches thrive very
well. Tho country people are in about
the same condition that they seem to
be here. Tho taxes aro high and we
hoar hard timos talk just as you do
sometimes. The politics of tho coun
try are to a degree unsettled, so that
foroign capital is timid about entering."
"Is tho confidence of foreigners less
now than before tho ompiro ended and
tho ropublic was established?"
"Decidedly. The government was re
garded as more stable under tho em
"Do tho races mix ?"
"The Americans flock together?they
have separate schools, and in our city
we have a union church where various
denominations of protestants worship.
The natives, mostly people of Portu
gese descent, and tho negroes, do min
gle. The negroes and native whltos
. attend the same public schools."
"Yes, wo have vory fair railway fa
cilities aud they arc improving. The
health of tho country, where we live, is
good. In tho cities epidemics of yellow
fever occur, but they aro growing less
frequent. Tho disease has not appeared
in St. Paul In nine or ten years. Better
sanitation is stamping it out. I do not
think It Is as hot with us as I found it
in Florida a month ago. Wo bavo frost
and sometimes the coffee crop is in
jured. Our winter comes when it is
summe h?re. Wo had a severe frost
on August 19 last.
It "What sort of houses have you ?"
"Brick-houses and also houses made
of a frame-work of timber and a kind
of mud. These latter are cheaper than
wood, though wood is plentiful, and
they are vory satisfactory. They can
be nicely finished and I think they
compare well with houses here."
"What would you call a coffee farm
as to size?"
?'I should say 200 or 800 acres. The
trees begin to bear la live years and
they last 80 or 40. I know of one or
chard bearing now the trees of which
are said to bo 75 years old. After the
15th year the trees must be fertil
ized. The planters ship the produot to
commission merchants at the ports.
Our port is Santos?150 miles distant."
Mr. Minohen expects to be in the
* county about 10 or 15 days longer.
HIS LIFE IN PERIL^
"I just seemed to have gone all to
pieces," writes Alfred Boe, of Welfare,
Tex., "biliousness and a lame back had
made life a burden. I couldn't oat or
sleep and felt almost too worn out to
work when I began to use Electric Bit
ters, but they worked wonders. Now I
sleep like a top, oan eat anything, have
gained in strength and enjoy hard
work." They givo vigorous health and
new life to weak, sickly, run-down peo
ple. Try them. Only 50 cents at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Messrs. S. M. <fc E. H. Wllkes, Lau
rens, 8. C.
GentlemomTho Buck Stove I bought
of you is giving entire satisfaction. Wo
find it burns about one half the wood
of our old stove. We are well pleased
+ with it.
D. W. Covington,
Laurens, S. C.
Oct. 11th, 1002.
You should get one of those pretty
glass vases at Wllkes. They are fif
teen inches high and only 25 cents
each. Really worth 50 cents.
S. M.&E. H. Wllkes.
Have you bought one of our No. 200
Oak Rockers yot? Every one who has
seen them say that they are the nest
ever seen at the price. Remember
while they last that everyono can af
ford to get ono at the price we are of
8 M & E H Wllkes.
If you expect to buy a lamp you
should see our new line. They are
beautifully decorated. All the latest
a colors and shapes at prices from 65 cts.
Mi'. W. Cason Hill was iu tlio city
Mrs. B. J. Dondy, of Cross Hill, was
in tho city Thursday.
Dr. Allen, of Spartanburg, was lioro
Mr. H. E. Havonel of 8partanburg
was in tho city last Thursday.
Mr. Isaac Copeland, of Clinton, was
in town Thursday.
S. M. Pilgrim, of WoodruIV, was in
tho city last week.
Mr. Hewlett Sullivan, Sr., of Mount*
viiie, was in tho oily Thursday.
Mr. Conway Garrett, of Gray Court,
a well known and popular former, was
in town Thursday.
Mr. J. F. Sloan of Jachin, a leading
plantorof the county, was in tho city
Hon. M. D. Smith, of Camden, was in
the city last Thursday. Mr. Pmlth is a
member of tho loglslaturo and a prom
incut candidate for Speaker of tho
House. Ho is also a member of tho
Docs the liest.
The Advertiser Job Ofllco sots up
the plalm that it doos not merely as
good job work for tho same money as
any office in Laurcns but distinctly bet
ter work. The Advertiser OMico is
prepared to make tho claim good. If
this claim was not tho literal truth it
would bo Improper?an idlo boast. It
is not an idlo boast. Mcnnwhilo our
stock of stationery is larger than over.
Wedding stationery a specialty.
That all flours are alike. There is a
difference, a big difference So much
depends upon having pure, whito and
nutritious Hours that tho subject is
worthy your caroful investigation and
You will be better satisfied in select
ing "Clifton" Hour, in fact whiteness,
and quality, "Clifton" Hour excels all
Don't imngino that because "Clifton"
Hour is a high grade Hour that tho
price is high, for tho price is low, in
roach of all housekeepers. Cheap
Hour is dear at any price, while "Clif
ton" is tho loast expensive, and is tho
very best you can buy.
I IN THE CHURCHES. 1
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First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Hobt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
m. and 8:15 p. m., each Sabbath. All
Sunday School, C. W. Tune, Super
intendant, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church/1
East End,-Pastor. Preach
ing in Factory Hall every
Appointments for North Laurens
Trinty, First Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Trinity, Third Sunday, at 3:30]
o'clock, p. m.
Shlloh, First Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock,
Shiloh, Third Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Second Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Fourth Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 2d Sunday at 3.30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 4th Sunday at 11 o'clock
Sunday Schools at each appointment j
ono hour before preaching.
Prayer meeting Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. All are alike
Invited to attend these services, for it
is here, as it is in Heaven, "tho rich
and the i>oor meet together."
J. K. McCain,
Langston's Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Hurricane Churoh, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m', First Sundays and on Sat
urday before by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Dorroh Presbyterian church, Gray
Court, S. C, T. B. Craig, pastor.
Preaching on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m.
Sabbath School on 1st and 2nd Sun
days at 10 a in., and on 3rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
T. T. Peden, Supt.
Lanford, Baptist preaching 11 a. in.
Second Sundays by Rev. E. C. Watson;
Preaching at Cedur Shoal Churoh on
samo day at 3 o'clock p. m.
Padgott's Creek, Baptist proaching
at 11 a. m. on Third Sundays by E. C.
Warrior Creek Baptist Church, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. Service overy l'h
Sunday at 11 o'clook and Saturday be
ONE CENT A WORD.
TOR SALE.?132 acre farm near
Kinards, 8. C. Some of tho bost farm
ing land in the county. Throo room
house and water on promises. Excel
lent opportunity for invostmentor farm.
Part cash, bahiuce on time if preferred.
For particulars address, W. J. Conway,
1636 Main St., Columbia, S. C.
Fino Seven.olght (I) Jersey Bull,
three years old. Servloos at pasture
one and one-quarter miles from public
square, South Harper Street.
4t J. W. Jones.
Wanted?A few cords of wood, The
COTTON MILL STOCKS.
Prices Quoted by Alester O. Furman,
Broker, Greenville, S. ( '., Sept. 10.
Abbeville Cotton Mill,.... 76
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
Nawberry Cotton Mills, .. 116
Paoolet M'f'g Co.
I Union Cotton Mills, ...... 148
Sensation in Grand Jury's
H. E. GRAY'S LETTER.
(Juestion Concerning $700
is llrought Up.
Malier or Settlement Between Dispen
ser and Kx-Tronsurer?Mr. Rabb's
The Grand Jury in i'.s presentment
last week included a Jotter from II. E.
Gray making grave charges concerning
a matter of $700.00 involved In a settle
ment between Dispenser A. R. Sullivan
and Kx-Couoty Treasurer Babb, which
has caused a mild sensation. Below is
the presentment of the grand jury in
which the matter is discussed:
To His Honor, O. W. Buchanan, pre
siding Judge at the Octob?r term of
Court of General Sessions for the
The Grand Jury bae leave to submit
the following as their final presentment
for this term.
1st. Wo have passed on all Bills
handed us by the Solicitor.
2nd. Wo desire again to Call the at
tention of the Court to the fact that
our repeated recommendations as to
tho Railroad Crossing on East Main
and South Harper streets, have been
so far, as we are imformed, ignored by
the Railroad Companies, although
they havo boon served with an order to
show cause before this Court, why
something should not be done. Also, to
our recommendation as to Railroad
crossings throughout tho county, so as
to render said crossings more conven
ient for the passage of vehicles.
8rd. We aro Informed that one Enoch
McCoy (colored) who Is working out
sentence on chain-gang is not in a con.
dition mentally to remain there and wo
recommend that tho proper officers
take necessary stops in his behalf.
?l b. Wo desire to call attention of
the Court to tho condition of our Coun
ty Home for the poor. The houses leak
and arc generally In bad repair, and
the inmates sland In urgent need of
more room, as they aro crowded, so as
not to bo in sanitary condition. Wo re
commend again that at least two new
houses be bult at once. Winter Is now
on and tho Inmates will euft'er without
these improvements. A visit to the
County Home will show that moro thnn
we recommend Is necessary. We de
sire to note that Miss Jane Starnes,
Keeper of the County Homo, does her
duty in every particular.
5th, We havo examined the books
of the County Ollioers and the suffi
ciency of their bonds and find the
books well kept and bonds sufficient.
We find that some of the most impor
tant books In tho Clerk's Oftice aro old
and practically worn out and would re
commend that our Representatives
havo appropriated a sufficient su-n of
money to buy the new mode of Index
ing for our county. We note with
pleasure the manner in which our
present Clerk (John P. Bolt) keeps his
office and books.
6tll. We herewith submit copy of a
letter of chargos from Mr. H. E.
Judge R. C. Watts,
My Dear Sir: Inclosed find a letter
from Comptroller General In regard to
a balance of money gotten by. Messor
Babb In some way from the people of
this county in settlement with Jones in
turning over to his successor Copeland.
It seems that the Foroman of the
Grand Jury and some others of tho lien
law tribe don't care what goes with the
Dispensary cash. It certainly is the duty
of some one tosoethat this matter does
not go by default, and that Babb does
not bag $700.00 of our town and county
cash. If it bo in your power to call
spooial attention to this oa9e I hope
you will rub it into our Grand Jury
and Babb. It Is a clear ease of job
bery and theft in my humble opinion.
And will say that a committoe from
tho Grand Jury examined the books of
Mr. A. R. Sullivan, dispenser for Lau
ren s County and Mr. Messer Babb, ex
Treasurer of Laurens County and
found their books to agree throughout.
Mr. Sullivan holds a receipt for $089.8(1
signed by Mr. Messor Babb, Treasurer
for Laurens County, which Mr. Babb ac
counts for as follows: Ho claims to have
loaned this amount of money and
states that this receipt should be per
sonal instead of official. Mr. Sullivan
claims that it is official. Wo will slate
however, that this receipt is irrogular,
that lc, it is not in Mr. Sullivan's regu
lar receipt book as aro tho other re
colpts. Wo also examined tho bank
sccount of Mr. Sullivan and failed to
find where ho paid this amount by
oheck, (Tho officers of tho bank say that
he alway paid by check.) and alao faded
to find whore Mr. Babb received this
amount from Mr. Sullivan. We will
also state that whon Mr. Babb turned
over to his successor, Mr. John Cope
land, (present Treasurer of Laurens
County) that he turned over 9712.82,
more than his books called for and that
amount wn3 ordored paid back to Mr.
Babb by Mr. A. W. Jones, represent
ing the Comptroller Genoral. We will
furthpr state that this amount has been
kopt back by the State pispensary
from funds that go to Laurens county,
and the city of Laurens from the Lau
rens Dispensary. We would recom
mend that necessary steps be taken to
get this money baok for our county and
the oity of Laurens.
7th. We recommend that the wafer
works be put in the Court House for
the con yon jonco of the Court, and that
one Spigot and Waste pipe he put
on the first floor for the convenience of
the county officers.
8th. We examined the Jail and other
public buildings and And them In good
- nth. We find it practically impossible
to audit the Magistrates books' at this
H. E. Gray.")
term of the Court, and as six of our
number will serve next year, we ask
that six be appointed a committee to
audit the Magistrates' books aod re
port at the next term of Court.
In conclusion we desiro to thank
Your Honor, the Solicitor and other
officers of the Court for various cour
tesies shown us during this session.
J. F. TOLHERT,
Foreman of the Grand Jury.
a Drummer's Samples
of Pocket Books.Card
Cases, Ladies' Purses
and other Leather
Goods amounting to
$180.00 worth, and of
fer same at
25 per cent
LESS than regular
prices. There is only
one of each kind, so
como early and get a
Also the widely ad
Your choice of these
two styles, equal to any
other $3.00 kind, for
Mali orders from our
out of town friends will
receive prompt atten
LAURENS DRUM CO.
IN THEIR WORK.
Stores in Greenwood Brok
Young White Men Under
They aro from Augusta, On., and Do
Not Seem to Realize Their So*
l ions Peril.
A Groenwood correspondent says:
About 4 o'clock Sunday morning four
white boys ofTectcd an entrance into
tho Red Iron Rackot store by smashing
tho plato glass window in front, and
were about to carry off a quantity of
goods when thoy wore dotectcd by
Messrs. Bolton and Thornton, of tho
Grondol Mill, who had boon down to
tho Seaboard doj>ot to see somo one off
on tho pasKongor train and were on
their return homo when they discovered
tho robbery and found ono of tho boys
in tho window. They kept him and soon
had Ofllcor Riloy on tho scono, who
promptly arrested tho young robber. A
short while after Mr. Riley captured
one more, and about 9 o'clock in tho
morning Mrs. Will Darby at tho Gron
dol Mill, discovered the other two hid
ing under tho platform at tho warn
houso. Officer Flynn promptly ar
rested theso two. Tho four boys wore
all white and were from Augusta, Ga.
They said they had como lu hero on a
freight from Augusta Saturday night.
Their names aro Fred Franklin, Will
Whitehoad, George Owons and Will
Savage. Tho boys dflfcnot seem to roa
|f?p tho spriousnoss of their offence and
aro in a pretty good humor for young
men with the prospects of tho free trip
to the Ponltontlary boforo them. At
the preliminary hearing yesterday
morning all four pleaded guilty and
were bound over to appear at the next
term of Court. All the goods taken
from the Rod Iron Rackot wore recov
ered. Of courso the damage to the
window was ponslderahlo. Lat^r iq
the day Officer Flynn arrested Asbury
Patterson who it was said took part in
the stealing scrape somo time ago in
Laurens. Tho other, boys howover
stated that Patterson did not have any
thing to do with;thls crime, jand ho was
THE ADVERTISER OFFERS
PRIZES TO SCHOOL CHILDREN.
THIS A?vbrtiskk,beginning October
80, will give a prize of one dollar every
two woeks, (o the pupil In the schools
of Laurens County, submitting tho
best composition,?provided the parent
or bead of the household of the writer
Is a subscrlbjr to Thk ADVBRTISER.
I ho prizo for the first time wi 1
bo limited to pupils under 12 years. In
tbis competition the essay must bo re
ceived In this otlice by October 80. The
successful ono will be printed tho fol
Then another competition wvill bo an
uounced for the two weeks following
for children of another age. It is In
tended to give a prize every two weeks
for tho next tivo montlu?provided the
school children and especially the
teachers in tho counly take an inter
est In the plan.
Thk ADVERTISER Is pending this an
nouncement to the teachers generally
In the county. The success of this
schomo will depend on tho teachers.
If they liko it, and tell tho children
ahout it and got them interested, we
think it will prove a helpful stimulus
to tho children in composition work.
Tue Advektisku therefore ask?
each teacher to read this an
nouncement and co-operate with Thk
advertiser In tho scheme io give
tho Echool children a motive and inter
est in writing well.
RULES ok THE COMPETITION.
The composition must contain not
over 100 words.
Writing .must be on but side of pa
Any subject may be chosen .
The composition must be handed the
teacher by tho pupil. The teacher will
then number or mark it kropinp a re
cord of the number or mark. lie will
then send it to THE AnvERTlSER with
out the name of the writer but with t he
school m \rk. The teacher must also on
dorso it thus: "To the best of my be
lief this cscuy ia original", s'gning his
The pupil's parents or the person
with whom ho or she lives must bo a
subscrlbsr to The ADVERTISER. How
over, compositions may bo s.. nt by pu
pils whoselparents arc not subscribers
?but they will not bo entitled to
prizes. If a composition by such a pu
pil is tbe bost it will be so announced
and it will be printed, but no pr'/.e will
bo jjiven. 'J'bo prizo will go to the
next best in that case.
Other th'ii prize-winning composi
tions will often be printed. Thus when
several compositions aro submitted en
titled l) first, second and third honora
ble mention, each may bo printed with
tho writer's name.
Tho editor of The ADVERTISER will
be tho judge. He will grade the com
positions though without knowing
tho namos of the writers.
Composit'ons written by pupils in
the ordinary course of work may be
sent In. Teachers may select any num
ber of compositions and 8ond thorn to
The Advertiser. The teacher will
always state that tho writer is within
the oge limit of the contest. Tho win
ning compositions will 1)0 announced in
The Advertiser and tho toachor win
then send name of writer and his or
To repent?tho compositions for tho
first offer must be received not later
than October HO, and must not contain
over '100 words. Wo do not fix any
minimum limit?the winner may pos
sibly not write, over BO words.
Tho ordinary rules will govern the
decisions. Tho subject matter, thought,
hand-writing, capitalization, neatness
and grammar will bo conaldored.
Again The ADVERTISER hopes that
teachers throughout tho county will
talk the proposition over with the
children and help to interest them.
Children from any school except
those in college departments may con
THE WEELITTLES IN EGYPT.
FIND THB DONKEY HOY'S MASTER.
Answer to last week's puzzle. From right side look for guide's face iu
sand just above the projecting plunk, which forms his hat.
w. u. knigut. r.e. 11a11ij.
KNIGHT & BABB,
Attorneys at Law.
IST Will practice in all the State and
Federal Oourta. Strict attention to all
business intrusted to them.
Office up-stalrs, Simmons' Building.
Ten Cents Ctton.
We arc prepared to take caro of a
quantity of ootton on storage and ad
vanco money on same. Now is tho
time to store your cotton for a profit.
Don't soli too fast, or It will give out
J. Wade Anderson,
Om President and Manager.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstonc, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice In all Courts, Stute und
Federal. Ofllce, Law Range.
Laurens, s . C.
Or. WooKley's users of morphine,
rtAiMl r:<?i opium, laudanum,
'elixir of opium, co
caine or wlilskcy, a
large book of par
ticulars on home or
ment. Address, H.
M. W'OOU.KY CO.,
10? N. 1'ryorStreet,
Buy A Buck's!
Have You a Single Need in
It's a duty you owe the family to buy
now. It's a duty you owe your pocket
book to buy here.
A Thousand Things for a Thousand Places,
H. E. GRAY.
J. C. SHEALY
Gray & Shealy.
r% ^ A WORD
A ~iJv^, ON SHINGLES
Giray S: Sr^ealy.
NEW F?LL GOODS.
Tho latest product of tbo looms Is always looked for with interest as to
what will bo tho leading /abrlo and Shado for the Season. In our search
through tho Northorn markots wo aftcn asked this question, but the opinions
wore so conllloting that nothing dcflnlto could bo ascertained.
Whllo all the Departments In. tho lines of Goods wo handlo are woll rep
resented in Standard Drands we have only space here to mention the Dress
Goods moro ospeolally tho fabrics in lilack. In soleoting theso goods thore
are many points to be consldored Fibre, Weave, Dyo and Finish, and last
but not loast the price.
Wo opon a 0? inch Rlack Henrietta, flno twill, perfect dye, and finish
at 25 cts. a yard -, tho highest grade runs up to $1.50 per yard.
Then comos the Robbie, this is a fahrio of uneven ourfaoe but the throads
are so twisted in the weave Is dcstlnod for a good wearer.
Serges of Smooth oloan twill from 25 cts. to $1.00 per yard.
Thon comes tho moro rugged finish such as Chovlots and Storm Sorge
where the manufacturer has a view to durability.
Dime Fashion has not yot disoarded the Melrose n>n> Armine, those are
cloths of similar weave, the surface almost as smooth as a fine French
The wide Broad Cloths and tho more distinct twills, the Venetoans trill
hold their place this season.
We havo opened a line of Satla-nnlshed Jacquards, these are showy
goods, tfriaes range from 25cts to AScts.
Here also is a ?O inch All-Wool Suiting at 50cts a yar<L
Many of the above makes are duplicated in colors. Spooial value also in
the leading weaves in Blaok Silk at i ?
W.?. Wilson* Co.
If ho is a ptitit siloitniu in
the South and m ist stand be
tween his house and the custom -
er who buys ordimry paint aid
e'cpicts it to st.in.l our lo i^, hot
sum 113rd without turning into
dmt or scaling oil'.
There's only one Make of Paint
Which can and will stand the Test!
The namo of that '.'make" is OURS.
The namo of that "Brand" is OUR.
O'Connor & Sciiwkicrs Prepared Painth.
AST Ono gallon will covor from 27? to 350 square feet' two coats. Side by
side, and compared witli tho highest priced and best, Paints you can find. This
brand will last from two to ten times us long. We have made all those tests
That's the reason wo don't feel uneasy whon wo say "Guaranteed."
Color Curd and prices await your demand.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
Ofllco and Salosroom Sil Broad, St.
Factory 841 and 840 Reynolds, St.
On Job WORK
The Advertiser's Prices are
? as LOW as the LOWEST.
%J Meanwhile, The Advertiser's .J<?1> oiileo
\\: claims to do a Higher Class of work 'than
any oHico in Laurons County.
The Best Stock in the City
is carried in this office. Comparison
with tho work of othor Office? is desired
and invitod. And our 1TUCES aro
J. T. and K. II. Crows in ohargo