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CROSS HILL PUPIL WINS ADVERTISER'S
PRIZE IN WRITING COMPOSITIONS.
Laurens Scholar Hanks
TEN IN THE CONTEST.
Merits and Demerits
Mood Work Showing Careful Instruc
tion Interest ig Boing Stimulated
Tho child who wroto tho composi
tion about the Chinese wins The Ad
vektiskr's prize. This child is in
Mrs. McSwain's department of the
Cross Hill School.
Tho composition on Wheat by a child
in Miss Tillman's school is a close sec
Tho composition on Beavers from
Miss Mamie Clardy's school nt Trinity
and that with Joseph as the subject
from Mrs. McSwain's deserve special
mention. Two good compositions were
sout by Miss Lydo E. Mllam from her
Ten compositions were sent In by
the throo teachers named above. The
editor of The Advertiser is the sole
judge in the contest and of coursehe
may make mistakes. The decision has
been difficult to render, especially bo
tween tho "Chinose'?i and "Wheat"
From Miss Clardy's school anothor
good composition on Beavora and a
third on Trees were submitted. Two
others from Miss Tillman's grade on
Elephants wore sent in. Each and all
wore distinctly creditable. The eight
average far above what was expected
from children under 12. All were neat,
all wero plainly written and In all the
spelling was nearly porfect.
The teachers aro requested to send
In tho names of tho writers of tho five
composition published. The prize of one
dollar will then be sent to the winner.
Below will be seen the announce
ment of another contest for pupils be
tween 14 and 10 years old.
The winning composition's chief
merits are that it tolls what tho child
has road or heard in the writer's own
language simply and plainly, and there
are practically no mistakes In gram
mar, spelling or punctuation. Here it
In that country known as Eastern
Asia thero is a race of yollow peoplo
known as Chinese. They have high
cheek bones, their eyes slant, and they
have flat noses.
They say a white lady would be
pretty If her nose was flat and if her
eyes slanted ?
When a man steals only five or ten
cents ho gets severe punishment. Some
times thoy lay him down and put his
leg on a rock and drop a large rock
weighing about thirty pounds and
mash his foot off up to his knee and tell
him ho can go and steal again if he
wants to. And sometimes they skin a
man by pulling off an inch of skin a day
and he dies from the agony. Parents
have authority to punish their own
child even to death. One punishment
for disobedience is to fasten it up in a
coQln and let it die.
They are very superstitious. 'When
a man dies they believe his soul goes
into tho body of some animal. When
a man gets sick and is unconscious
they go whore he had been the last
time he was out if they find the tiniest
insect as an ant or a fly, they take it
home saying his spirit Is in the insect
and ho will get weih
They build the roofs of their houses
to slant down, then curve upward at
the eaves, for they say the upper air is
full of spirits and when one hits the
house and begins to slide down the
roof, the curve at the eaves makes him
go back up In the air. They build high
stone walls right in front of the door,
for they say evil spirits will be coming
towards the house and they will hit the
wall and it will stun them and they
will go another way. When a person
dies they will not bury him until the
lucky day. And they must have a
lucky place to bury him. They pay a
Luck Doctor to tell them these things.
The handwriting of "Wheat" is the
best of all. Indeed for a child It is a
remarkable hand. Some newspaper
men write round hands plain as print
(there is none such in this office) and
this child's is an ideal newspaper hand.
There are few men or women in this
town who can write better than this
youngster. The matter of the composi
tion is excellent Practical knowledge
is well expressed There is at least one
"break" in construction of the sen
tence, perhaps two. Here is the com
Wheat is very important to man, for
it furnishes him with bread. It is
planted in the fall or spring of the
year. The ground must be well
ploughed before it can be planted. Af
ter it is put into the ground tho farmer
leaves it alone until time to harvest it,
which is about the. firstof snmmer.Then
comes the busy time. The grain is gath
ered by a reaper to which are hitched
two or more horses to pull it along. As
it goes along it cuts the grain with a
sharp blade, then it falls back into a
a binder where it is tied into bundles.
These bundles are gathered up and
stacked. But it was not always that
people could gather wheat like this. It
used to be that people cut it with a
cradle and man had to do the bindiog.
The farmer gathers the bundles into a
wagon and hauls them to a thresher,
where the grains of wheat are sepa
rated from the chaff and straw. From
the thresher the wheat goes to the mill
to be made into flour. In the machin
ery of the mill every little pod is
broken open and flour comes out of
them. There are different grades of
flour, first, second and shorts.
The men who thresh the wheat and
the miller both take toll for their trou
The five leading wheat-producing
States of the United States are Minne
Another Prize Is Offered.
This Time It is for Children Between
14 and 16 Years Old.
The success of this first contest and
the interest it has oroated encourages
The Advkrtiber to have another. It
is believed that a benefloial rivalry will
be started in the tchools.
The next prl/.e of one dollar will be
given to the pupil between 14 and 10
years old and the compositions must be
received in this office by Monday, Nov.
24 at 6 P. M.
Ton Advertiser therefore asks
each teacher to read this an
nouncement and co-operat? with Tun
Advertiser In the scheme to give
the sohool children a motive and Inter- J
ost in writing well.
rules of the competition.
The composition must contain not
over 400 words.
Writing must be on but one side of
Any subject may be chosen .
The composition must be handed the
teacher by the pupil. The teacher will
then number or mark it keeping a ro
cord of tho number or mark. He will
then send it to The Advertiser with
out the name of the writer but with the
sohool mark. The teacher must also en
dorse it thus: "To the best of my be
lief this essay is original", signing his
The pupil's parents or the person
with whom he or Bhe lives must bo a
subscriber to The Advertisbr. How
over, compositions may be sent by pu
pils whose parents are not subscribers
?but thoy will not be entitled to
prizes. If a composition by such a pu
pil is the best It will be so announced
and it will be printed, but no prize will
be given. Tho prize will go to the
next best in that case.
Other than prize-winning composi
tions will often be printed. Thus when
several compositions are submitted en
titled to first, second and third honora
ble mention, each may be printed with
the writer's name.
Tho editor of The Advertiser will
be tho judge. lie will grade the com
positions though without knowing
tho names of the writers.
Compositions written by pupils in
tbe ordinary course of work may bo
sent in. Teachers may select any num
ber of compositions and send them to
The Advertiser. The teacher will
always state that the writer is within
the 8ge limit of the contest. Tho win
ning compositions will bo announced In
The Advertiser and th9 teacher wll;
then send name of writer and his or
To repeat?the compositions for tho
first offer must be received not later
than November 24,and must not contain
over 400 words. We do not fix any
minimum limit?the winner may pos
sibly not write over 50 words.
The ordinary rules will govern tho
decisions. The suhjoot matter, thought,
hand-writing, capitalization, neatness
and grammar will be considered.
Again The Advertiser hopes that
teachers throughout the county will
talk the proposition over with the
children and holp to Interest them.
Children from any school except
those in college departments may con
sota, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio and
The composition below is free of faults
in spelling, punctuation and capitaliza
tion. Its matter is well oxprossed ex
cept in tho misuso of plural verbs with
singular subjects in two placos, at tho
Beavors are found in North America
and South America. Beavers make tho
most curious huts to live in.
Sometimes a great number of those
huts are built close together like the
building of a town. They build their
huts on tho banks of rivers for they
swim much more easily than they walk
and they like to more about- in water.
The huts are made of mud stonos,
and branches of trees and are
round In shape. The walls of their
huts uro thick and the roofs arc fin
ished with a thick liyer of mud, sticks
Beavers build dams of the same ma
terial as their huts are made of. The
dams are six or sevon hundred feet In
The fur of beavors are used to mako
ladles' jackets, hats, cloaks, and many
The food of beavers are bark of trees.
The Joseph composition shows a more
original style perhaps than any of the
others. It is marred by ono long sen
tence being involved and cumbersome.
This sentence should have been di
vided into several. The handwriting
is distinctive, a perpendicular sort of
handwriting that is attractive to see
but not good to learn or to teach be
cause rapidity would not be ac
quired with it by many persons. How
ever, in this instance it is an excellent
Joseph was the beat of Jacob's twelye
Jacob loved Joseph very much and
gave him a coat of many colors.
The brothers were jealous of this,
and hated and were very unkind to
One day Joseph's brothers were
tending their father's flocks. They
were along time coming back and Ja
cob sent Joseph to see what had be
come of them.
When they saw him coming, they
began making plans to kill him. One
of them, a little braver, did not agree
to it, but said lets put him in that pit,
and when he got there they tore his
coat off of him and put him In the pit,
then they Killed a Iamb to dip his coat
Into the blood to take to their father,
but before they went they saw some
Ishmaelltes coming and one of them,
who loved money, wanted to sell Jos
eph to the Ishmaelltes and the others
?greed and they took him out and sold
him to the people, then carried the
coat home to their father and told him
that some wild beast bad torn Joseph
The Ishmaelltes sold Joseph to Po
tiphar in Egypt.
He was a good youth and foared Ood.
Potlphar liked Joseph and made him
head servant over all his bouse.
Potiphar's wife was a wioked woman
and tried to get Joseph to join with
her and because he refused she went
and told Potlphar that he had" behaved
Potlphar believed and never tried to
find ont whether it was true or not,
but put him in prison.
The keeper of the prison soon learned
to love Joseph, and put him in oharge
of all the other prisoners.
Onoe Pharaoh dreamed a dream and
he wanted to know the meaning of it.
Joseph bad Interpreted the dreams
of some other men, to Pharaoh sent for
Joaeph and told him his dream. Jos
eph said there would be seven fruitful
years and seven not fruitful. Pharaoh
was pleased with Joseph and made
him ruler next to himself over all
The famine oame. The people around
did not have anything td eat.
Joseph's brothers oame a good many
times for food, and one time he made
himself knov>n to them and told them
?a&i*.:.; ? * i
to go and bring thoir father to live
The following composition is from
Miss Lydo Mi bun's school:
The cause of winter is the rotation
of the earth around the sun. The win
ter months in the North Temperate
Zone aro December, January and Feb
ruary and February and the winter
month-; in the South Temperate Zone
are tho same.
Chief enjoyments of winter are skat
ing, having snow-balls and going
The great winter holidays are Christ
mas and Washington's birthday. On
Washington's birthday people often
celebrate it at sohooi.
I like i > see winter como because I
know Christmas will soon be here and
and then we have fine times when old
Santa Claus comcsand crams our stock
People have to build fires in winter
and wear shoes and thick clothing.
Christmas comes Id the first month of
winter, which is December.
My birthday corner in winter, on tho
tenth of February. February is tho
That ali flours are alike. Thero is a
difference, a big differenco. 80 much
depends upon having pure, white and
nutritious flours that the subject is
worthy your careful Investigation and
You will be better satisfied In select
ing "Clifton" flour, in faet whiteness,
and quality, "Clifton" flour excels all
Don't imagine thatbecauso "Clifton"
flour is a high grado flour that tho
price h high, for tho price Is low, In
reach of all housekeepers. Cheap
flour is dear at any price, while "Clif
ton" is the least expensive, and is tho
very best you* can buy.
Cares Blood, Skin Troubles, Cancer,
Blood Poison. Greatest Blood
If your blood Is Impure, thin, dis
eased, hot or full of humors, If you have
blood poison, canoer, carbuncles, eat
ing sores, scrofula, eczema, itching,
risings and lumps, scabby, pimply
skin, bone pains, catarrh, rheumatism,
or any blood or skin disease, take Bo
tanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) according
to directions. Soon all sores heal,
aohes and pains stop, the blood is made
pure and rloh, leaving the skin free
from every eruption, and giving the
rich glow of perfect health to the
skin. At the same time, B. B. B. im
proves the digestion, cures dyspepsia,
strengthens weak kidneys. Just tho
medioine for old people, as it gives
them new, vigorous blood. Druggists
?1 per large bottle, with directions for
home cure. Sample free and prepaid
by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
Oa. Desoribe trouble and speoial free
medical advice also sent in seated let
ter. B. B. D. is especially advised for
ohronlo, deep-seated oases of Impuro
blood and skin disease, and cures after
all else falfs. Sold in Laurens by B.
or parsonage or institution support
ed by voluntary contribution will be
given a liberal quantity of the Long
man &> Martinez Paints whenever
Note:? This has been our custom
for twenty-seven years; any building
mot satisfactorily painted, will be re
fminted at our expense; about one gal
on of Linseed Oll tobe added to every
Sgallon of gallon of paint to make roady
or use; it's mixed In two minutes, and
cost of the paint thereby made less in
price than any other, Yearly produot
over one million gallons.
Longman & Martinez.
Sole Agents W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S.
C.;J. C.Hutchinson, Cross Hill, S.O.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small cost. No com
mission, Apply to
CD. ?ahk80ale, Atty ,
Laurens, 8. 0.
June 24th, 1902?3m. ,
a Drummer's Samplos
of Pocket Hooks,Card
Cases, Ladies' Pursos
and other Leather
Goods amounting to
$180.00 worth, and of
fer same at
25 per cent
LESS than regular
prices. There Is only
ono of oaoh kind, so
come early 11 and got a
Also the Widely ad
Your choice of these
two styles, equal to any
other $3.00 kind* foe
Mall orders from our
out of town friends will
receive prompt atten
LAUKENS DHUU CO.
I IN THE CHURCHES.
First Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, Rev. Watson B. Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Proachlng at 11 o'oclck a. m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday at 7.80 p. m.
Sunday School, Hon. C. C. Feathor
8t. no, Superintendent, at 10 o'clock at
Woman's Missionary Society, Mrs. S.
D. Garlington, President, meets on
Tuesday after First Sunday, at 4.80
o'clock p. m.
Ladies' Aid Society, Mrs. J. F. Bolt,
President, meets on Tuesday,' after
Third Sunday at 4 80 o'clock p. m.
Church Conference every Third Sun
day after the morning service.
First F'resbyterian church, Rev.
Itobt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
m. and 8:16 p. m., each Sabbath. All
Sunday Sohooi, , W. Tunp, Supor
intendant, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church,
Fast End,-Pastor. Preach
ing in Factory Hall every
Appointments for North Laurhns
Trinty, First Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Trinity, Third Sunday, at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
Shlloh, First Sunday, at 8:80 o'clock,
Shlloh, 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 8chools at each appointment
one hour before preaohing,
Prayer meeting Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. All aro aliko
invited to attond theso services, for it
is here, as it is in Iloavon, "the rieh
and tho poor meet together."
J. K. McCain,
Langston's h iron, Haptist, preach
ing 11 a. ra., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Hurricane Churoh, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. nr, First Sundays and on Sat
urday bofore 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 Hrd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
T. T. Peden, Supt.
Lanford, Baptist preaching 11 u m.
Second Sundays by lfev. E. C. Watson;
Preaching at Cedar Shoal Church on
same day at 3 o'clock p m.
Padgett's Creek, Baptist preaching
at 11 a. m. on Third Sundays by E. C.
Warrior Creek Baptist Church, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. Service every 4ih
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethel, Second Sunday at 11
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'olook, pi m.
I I S. W. Henry, Pastor.
BUT ONE LIVES.
An " Address" by the Sher
iff In 1870.
AFTER GREAT RIOT.
Critical Period in Laureus
Mr. Cresswoll (jlarltngtou Alone Sur
vives of 20 Men of l'roinlneiico 82
Years Ago?Somo Uc mini sconces.
An address "To Tho People of Lau*
rens County" Issued in poster form and
found among tho papers of Mrs. Jane
Maira who recently died here recalls
an eventful episode in tho history of
Laurous, city and county.
Tho story of "the riot" is still fa
miliar in T^nrcns . Tt.i? well remem
bered how the white peoplo driven to
desporatlon by tho Insolonco of tho ne
groes, tho latter being upheld and em
boldened by federal constabulary and
soldiers, rushed to arms at the sound
of a pistol shot, IIred for an unknown
causo on tho public squaro tho duy af
ter the election. It Is also remom
bered how many of tho white peoplo
were arrested pnd held In prison while
others were forced to becomo exiles.
The following is the address:
"Rocout exciting evenls having oc
curred In the county, as the Sheriff
and head of tho peace ollloers of the
county, under tho ordors of the Hon.
Judge Vernon, and In conjunction
with United States garrison now here,
who have come to assist in keeping the
peace and preserving good order.
"1 command every citizen of the
county, white and black, to abstain
from acts of violence and to uso all his
inlluenco In preserving law and order
and quieting any excitement which
?'This order will bo enforced by the
whole power of the county. It is not
only tho duty, but tho interest, of every
citizen to obey It, and all are solemnly
warned of the consequences of diso
"This is an earnest effort to main
tain the charucter of tho County for
peaco and order, and no disobedience
will bo tolerated."
"H. S. Jones,
Sheriff, L. O.
Oct. 25, 1870.
We, tho undersigned citizens, en
dorse this effort of the sheriff to pro
serve the peaco and most earnestly
unlto with him in calling upon our peo
ple to carefully abstain from all acts of
violence and to have entiro quiet re
stored to tho County.
B. W. Ball, Intendint, Lau cnsvillo,
W 1) Simpson,
? 1' .Sullivan,
U L McGowan,
R P Todd,
R E Richardson,
J Wlster Simpson,
J P Hunter,
A W Kruse,
G P Moseley,
C M Miller,
Jno W Simpsor,Sr.
Sam'l It Todd,
Edward II x,
J A Leland and others.
Of tho 2d including Sheriff Jones
whose names aro prlu'ed on tho poster,
Mr. Oreswell Garlmgton Is tho solo
survivor. Col. Jones, a gallant soldlor
and gentleman, who I ad been elected
sheriff by the Democrat* beforo tho
Ropublicans obtained control, was ac
cidentally killed by being thrown
from his buggy rftany years ago.
Tho ''S. Mctiowan1' who signed was
General Samuol McGowar, later asscr
clate justice, of Abbeville, who was a
nat'vo of Laurons oounty and who was
probably hero at court at the time.
Tho list includes many who wero
prominent in the state. W. D. Simp
son becamo lieutenant governor, gov
ernor and chief Justice, R. P. Todd was
olected stato senator in 1870, B. W.
Ball became solicitor at the same time
and H. L. Farley was afterwards adju
tant and inspector gor.eral.
C.P.Sullivan win a distinguished law
yer and beforo the war was state sena
tor and a candidate for congress, pro
bably against PreBton s. Brooks. H.
L. McGowan was tdcoted solioitor In
the 70's and died soon after. He was a
brother of General McGowan. John
Cuningham was hottor knonn as Col.
"Jaok Cuningham." J, Wlstar Simp,
son was the law pari.net> and brothor
of Judge W, D. Simnson and John W.
Sirajpabn, Sr., a lino type of the old
time Southerner, was tholr father. G.
F.^oseley was lator sheriff of tho
cotinty. Dr. J. P. Huntor was one of
the younger mon. Ho died five or six
years ago. R. E. Richardson was olerk
of,U||teMurt. John Kylo, Wm. Mills
an?TT^PR. Todd woro the rich met
ohtfnts of the village They wero elderly
men In 1870. Mr, Kyle and Mr. Todd
woro natives of Ireland. Mr. Flem'ng
was the father of Mr. J, O. C. Fleming
and he was a prominent merchant in
his lime. Wm Board was a gun
smith. Ho was noted for his daring.
He was the man who battered down
Tim Pot's doors while the negroes
were trying to kill him from within.
He died in Greenville last March, a
few days after the death of B. W.
Ball. Col. J. P. Hoy t, an elderly man,
was the father of the present Col. J. A.
Uoyt of Greonvilleand of Wm. Beard's
widow. Wm. Hance was the father of
three sons who had alroady given their
lives for the South on tho h.avtle floid
?one a colonel, another a oaptaln and
tho third a sergeant. The three sons
and daughter of Col. T. B. Crews are
his grand children, Col. Crews' first
wife having been hit daughter. Ed
ward Hix was another old man."He
bad a carriage factory here and was
one of the first manufacturers of the
up-country, One of his grandsons,.B.
H. Wilkes, is president of the furni
ture faotery here. J. A. Leland was
president of the Laurens vllle Female
College. He was afterwards arrested
and Imprisoned for alleged coooplioity
in "the riot." He told the story
o' those days in a little book called A
Voice from South Carolina before bis
death. Mr. Kruse was a German. He
went to Philadelphia and died there.
Hie sods are doing well there, one of
them being a prominent Presbytor'ao
minister. Co|. Geo. F. Mosel?-}- and
Mr. C. M. Miller, one the father of O.
D. Moseley and the other of Carroll
Miller are well romembertd. Col
Moseley was at one time sheriff.
A STARTLING SURPRISE.
,'ery few could believe in looking at
A. T. Hoadley, a healthy, robust
blacksmith of Tilden, Ind , that for ten
yours ho suffered such tortures fjom
Rheumatism as few could endure and
live. But a wonderful change followed
his taking Electric Bitters. "Two bot
tles wholly cured me," he writes, "and
I have not felt a twinge In over a
year." They regulate the Kidneys,
purify tho blood and cure Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Nervousness, improve di
gestion and give perfeot health. Try
them. Only 60 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
ONE CENT A WORD.
FOR Rent?Two of best office rooms
In Laurons In AdVERTiSbk Building,
South sido, public square. These rooms
easily heated in winter and are best
summer rooms in town.
For Ront, cheap.?Two good rooms
opening into each other, second lloor
Advertiser building. Theso offices are
believed to bo tho most comfortable,
warm in winter and cool in summer, In
tho city. Possession given at onco?
rontal cheap. See W. W. Ball.
FOR SALE.?132 acre farm near
Kinards, S. C. Somo of tho host farm
ing land in tho county. Three room
house and water on promises. Excel
lent opportunity for Investment or farm.
Part cash, balanco on time if preferred.
For particulars address, W. J. Con way,
1035 Main St., Columbia, S. C.
Fino Seven-eight (I) Jersey Bull,
three years old. Services 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.
Pricos Quoted by Alester G. Furman,
Broker, Greenville, S. C, Sept. 10.
Bid I Asked
Abbevillo Cotton Mill,.... 76 84
Arkwright Mills. 122*
Belton Mills. 101
Clinton M'f'g C<> ,.122 ....
Darlington M'f'g Co,. b7 04*
Enoree M'f'g Co.,. 82 _
Greenwood Cotton Mill,. 1021
Grendel Mill,. 100 102
Laurens Cotton Mills._ 151 155
Nowberry Cotton Mills,.. 116 _
Pacolet M'f'g Co. 198
Reedy River,. L00
Union Cotton Mills, . 148 _
Sale of Real Estate
By virtue of authority vested in us
as Executors of the last will and testa
ment of B. W. Ball, deceased, we will
sell at public outcry to tho highest bid
der on Monday, Salesday in January,
li)03, being the 5th day of tho month, In
front of the Court House, in Laurens,
S. C, the following described real
That tract of land in the city of Lau
rens known as the residence of the late
B. W. Ball, containing from 70 to 80
acres, moro or loss, bounded on the
east by tho Greenville and Laurens
branch of the Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway, on the south by
Hampton street, lands of H. Y. Simp
son, Sam Fowler and others, on tho wost
by lands of II. Y. Simpson, Jim Brock
man and others and on the nortli by
lands of Mrs. N. J. Holmes and T. E
Todd, on the waters of North Fork
(.'reck. The improvements include 10
room brick, stone and cement house,
three two-room tenant houses, one brick
servants' house, brick, rwP. r-Qom, storage
house, largo two story frame barn and
smaller outhouses, garden, flower gar
don and orchard. Considerable portion
of the land is wooded.
Terms: .Not less than $2,500 cash,
balanco in four equal annual install
.aonts secured by bond and mortgage of
purchaser at seven per cont annual in
terest; or purchaser may pay entire bid
in cash, l'urchasor to pay for papers.
If bid is rjqt paid in, oash. niqr.tgagor
must insure hoo^e for benefit of mort
W. W. Ball,
Dr. W. II. DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Office hours in the city from 10 a. m.
to 4 p. m. 'Phone?Residence No. 44;
w. n. knighti u.k. nADD.
KNXCSIIT & BABB,
Atorneys at Law.
ttaT Will praotloe in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strlot attention to all
business Intrusted to them
Office up-stalrs, Simmons' Building.
Ten Cents Cotton.
Wo aro prepared to take earo of a
quantity of cotton on storage and ad
vanoe 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,
0m President and Manager.
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstonc, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, Stato and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
Laurens, S. O,
Dr. Wootley'sl own of morphine,
elixir of opium, co
caine or whiskey, a
large book of par
ticulars on home or
ment. Address, n.
Loans on Real Estate
For a series of years at 8 per oent;
straight Interest; negotiated. Basle,
what/ land is assossea for taxation.~
^Ferguson & Featu brston r.
THE WEELITTLES VISIT THE PYRAMIDS.
The latest product of tho looms Is always looked for with interest as to
what will be the leading fabric and Shade for the Season. In our search
through the Northern markets wc aflen asked this question, but the opinions
were so conflicting that nothing defluito could be ascertained.
Wbllo all the Departments in the lines of Goods we handle are woll rep
resented in Standard Brands we have only spaco horc to mention the Dress
Goods moro especially the fabrics in Black. In selecting those goods thero
are many points to be considered Fibre, Weave, Dyo and Finish, and last
but not loast tbe price.
We open a <M inch Black Henrietta, lino twill, perfect dyo, and finish
at 25 cts. a yard; tho highest grade runs up to $1.50 per yard.
Then comes tho Pobble, this is a fabric of uneven surface but the threads
are bo twisted In tho weave Is destined for a good wearer.
Sergo6 of Smooth clean twill from 25 cts. to #1.00 per yard.
Then comes the more rugged linisli such as Cheviots and Storm Sorgo
where tho manufacturer has a viow to durability.
Dime Fashion has not yot discarded tho Melrose and Armine, these aro
cloths of similar weave, tho surface almost as smooth as a lino French
The wide Broad Cloths and the more distinct twills, tho Vonotoans will
hold their place this season.
We have opened a lino of Satin-finished Jacquards, these aro showy
goods. Prices range from 25cts to 5I5cts.
Here also is a GO Inch All-Wool Suiting at 50cls a yard.
Many of the above makes are duplicated in colors. Special value also in
the leading weaves In Black Silk at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
H. E. GRAY. J. C. SHEALY
Gray & Shealy.
ought to interest tho man
whosa roof has a hole in it.
Also tho man who has no roof,
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 every
And those figures ought to prove
that pricos aro right, too.
Gf ay 8: Shealy.
If he is a paint salesman in
the South and must stand be
tween bis bouse and the custom
er who buys ordinary paint and
expects it to standout- long, bot
summers without turning into
dust or scaling oil*.
There's only one Make of Paint
Which can and will stand the Test!
Tho name of that "make" Is OURS.
Tho name of that "Brand" is OUR.
O'Connor & Schweres Prepared Paints.
<3T Ono gallon will covor from 27") to ii."?0 square foot two coals. 8Ide by
sido, and compared with tho highest priced and host I'alnts you can find? This
brand will last from two to ten timos as long. Wo have mado all thoso tests ??
That's tho reason we don't feel uneasy when wo say "Guaranteed."
Color Card and prices await your demand.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
Office and Salesroom 841 Broad, St.
Factory 841 and 840 Roynolds, St.
On Job WORK
The Advertiser's Prices are
as LOW as the LOWEST.
Meanwhile, The Advert iscr's Job Olllee
claims to do <t Higher Class of work t han
any office In Laurens County._
The Best Stock in the City
is carried in this olllco. Comparison
with tho work of other offices Is desired
and Invited. And our PRICES aro
Always Satisfactory.**^*^*-''' ^
J. T. and E. H. Crows In charge