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Facts from Comptroller
General's lie port.
DIVISION OF FUND.
Useful Information to all
Worth Heading- and Preserving by Old
Soldiers nnd Their Widows Entitled
to Help from the State.
Tart one, of tho report of the comp
troller general for the year 1902 has
just boen issued and is full of inter
esting information concerning the
pensions granted by the state to Con*
federate soldiers. Two hundred thou
sand dollars la appropriated annually
for the soldiers and for their widows.
If a soldier in order to obtain this pen
sion he must show (a) he became disa
bled in some way and that neither he
nor his wife has an income exceeding
$150 a year or (b) that he has reaohod
the age of (H) years and that neither he
nor his wife is receiving an income of
$75 per year.
If a soldier's widow she must show
that she is (a), 50 years of age, or (b),
that her husband lost his life in the
civil war and that ehe has not an in
como of $100 per year.
Tbo pensioners are divided into six
classes as follow?:
Glass A, $8 per month. Those who as
a result of wounds received are physi
cally helpless, losing both arms, etc.,
and unablo to make a living, having an
income of less than $160.
Class B, $6 per month. Those who
in service lost one arm or leg and
whose Income Is less than $160.
Class C, No. 1, $4 per month. Those
soldlera or sailors disabled by wounds
received during the war whose income
or wife's does not exceed 9160 per an
Class C, No. 2, $3 per month. Those
who havo reached the age of 60 years
and whose income or wife's does not ex
ceed $75 per annum.
Class C, No. 3, $4 per month. Wid
ows of those who lost their lives in
the service with an income of lees than
Class C, No. 4, $3 per month. Wid
ows above the age of sixty years, with
an income of less than $100.
To obtain this pension one must have
been a resident of the state two years
and comply with several other require
ments. The comptroller general thinks
the law ideal in every respect.
There were 7,760 pensioners In the
Btate during the year receiving $197,
862.45 divided as follows:
43 In Class A.$4,12?
510 in Class B.15,120
524 In Class C, No. 1.26,152
8,694 In Class C, No. 2.72,587.10
580 In Class C, No. 8.27,840
2,699 Ol ..bs O, No. 4 . 53,085.35
The pensioners were prorated per
annum as iOuOwb:
Class C, No. 1.48.00
Class C, No. 2.19.66
Claas C, No. 3.48.00
Class C, No. 4.19.65
This was done to keep within the ap
Besides this there was a speoial ap
propriation of $2,000 for the benefit of
those who had not heretofore partici
pated in similiar appropriations.Eighty
eeven received premiums amounting to
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
Resolutions Adopted by Campbell
Lodge. No* 44. A. F. M.
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty
God In His wise Providenoe to transfer
from labor to reward Bro. C. M. Fer
guson, a worthy and esteemed member
of Campbell Lodge, No. 44, A. F. M.
Be it therefore?
Resolved 1st: That in the death of
Bro. Ferguson this Lodge sustains the
loss of a man of excellent character, of
decided opinions and worth to his fra
ternities and country.
2nd: That this Lodge and all sister
Lodges feel the loss of a faithful mem
ber whoso judgment they esteemed.
3rd: That, confessing our submission
to Divine Providerfbe in this sad be
reavement, we lament the loss of our
brother, affeotionately cherish his
memory and assure the family of our
4th: That these resolutions be re
corded upon the Minute Book of Camp
bell Lodge, and a copy sent to tbe
family, the Clinton Gazette, Clinton
Chronicle, Laurons AdvsRTISER and
the Columbia State for publication.
E. R. Aycook,
J. B. Pakrott,
? R. Z. Wright,
Cure? 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, cancer, carbuncle*, eat
ing sores, scrofula, eozema, itching,
risings and lump?, scabby, pimp!;
?kin, bone pains, catarrh, rheumatism,
or any blood or skin disease, take Bo
tanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) according
to dlreotlons. Soon all sores heal,
aohes and pains stop, the blood is made
pure and r'.oh, leaving the skin free
from every eruption, and giving the
rlch glow of perfect health to th
skin. At the same time, B. B. B. im
proves the digestion, cures dyspepsia
strengthens weak kidneys. Just the
medicine for old people, as it gives
them new, vigorous blood. Druggists
$1 per large bottle, with dlreot'ons for
home cure. Sample free and prepaid
by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
Qa. Describe trouble and special free
medical advice also sent in seated let
ter. R. R. B. is especially advised for
chronic, deep-seated oases of impure
blood and skin disease, nud cures after
?II else faifs. Sold in Laurent? by B.
Splendid Hoe of ladles and misse?
Jacket.. Mirtsos, $1,00 to $5.00; ladies
$2.00 to $10.00.
RAILROADING IN LAURENS
MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AGO.
An Interesting Letter of Dr. John
W. Simpson Published in the
Herald in 1851-Some Mar
Among the papers of the late Mrs.
Jane Matrs was found a copy of the
Laurensvllle Herald of the date of Oc
tober 24, 1861, whioh Mr. L. G. Dalle
has kindly loaned to The Advertiser
and from whioh the letter reprinted
below is tnken. The author of the let
ter was Dr. John W. Simpson, grand
father of Col. H. Y. Simpson. His
notes about the early days of railroad
ing are especially Interesting.
This old copy of The Herald contains
the salutatory editorial of the late R.
M. Stokes and in the paper also appear
the following marriage notices:
Major J. 0. Eichelberger of New
berry and Miss Lizzie Addison of Now
berry at Lexington, Oct. 1(5,1861.
Wm Blakeley and Miss Melinda Ma
haffy of Greenville, September 80.
A. Alexander and Miss Mary Willis,
both of Spartanburg, Sept. 24.
Franklin Blakeley and Miss Susan
Moore of Spartanburg, Sept. 26.
. Samuel Simpson and Mies Lucy Mile
ner of Laurens, Sept. 25.
Capt. Wm. Leek and Miss M. M.
Willis, Oot- 21.
The following is th? letter of Dr.
Simpson describing the wonders of
railroading in those early days when a
trip from Columbia to Laurens in 18
hours was regarded an "annihilation of
Mr. Editor: Having just returned
from Columbia, I havo seated myself
down for a few moments, while all the
incidents of tho journey are fresh be
fore me, to spread before the public
generally, but more especially the
stockholders of tho Laurens Railroad,
all the information I possess as to Its
present condition and its future pros
On Thursday last, Maj. Eichelberg
er, Mr. George Irby and myself, set
out for Columbia, having in charge
Miss I. Irby, Miss R. Farrow, and my
daughter, Corry?the two former for
Mr. Miller's school and the two latter
The old and oft travelled road to
Newberry presented no new attrac
tions for a few miles, until we came in
view of the Laurens Railroad track,
which wo saw about four miles below
the village, and front that point to
within about six miles of Newberry C.
H. it is rarely out of sight of tho 6toge
road, running nearly parallel with it
for about twenty miles; and from an
ofT-hanci calculation of my own, I esti
mate that about ilve-sixths of the grad
ing from three and a half miles below
Laurensvllle to eight and a half miles
above Newberry C. H. Is completed, to
which latter point, the timbers are now
put down, and to which the engine will
run by Thursday, the 23rd Inst. It is
confidently expected by Mr. Gibbs,
ohlef engineer, to have tho road com
pleted to Martin's by the first of Feb
ruary, and to tho Tru88le, at Mllam's
branch, which is four miles below Lau
rensvllle, early in June.
Having meditated with muoh solioi
tude,upon the grand enterprises of this
"go-ahead age," I could but feel proud
that Dame Fortune had sent some of
them this way, and that we Laurens
people wore so soon to witness the con
summation of the great thoroughfare
that is to work wonders in the pros
perity of this up-country.
Having now reaohed by our own
conveyance, the pleasant site, known
by the name of Jalappa, about seven
miles above Newberry C. H., to which
point and a short distance above, the
iron is laid, and a depot and water
tankard is looated and now ready for
use, we met with our Mend, Mr. J. G.
Gibb9, our very worthy and efficient en
gineer, through whose kindness, as well
as that of Mr. Warren, the conductor,
and Mr. Miles, the engineer of our
Laurens engine, we were permitted
the pleasure of a ride to Newberry C.
H., where we spent the night?-was fed
and lodged by Mr. Marshal, at the
Magnolia House, than whom you need
not want a more attentive and accom
modating landlord. By abuut 10 the
next morning, we were all on board
for Columbia, and being pleasantly
seated in a car of fine finish, with a
tried locomotive and engineer, we
feared no eyil. The little incident of
cutting off the leg of a mule, and the
pitching of a horse off atrussle, so that
he died, and the running off the track,
w.as calculated rather to heighten the
romance of the scene, than to produce
alarm, for it was all over so quick,
that even the oara that were off the
track, except the two atf wheels ol
a freight car, hud" righted them
selves before the ooourrence was
discovered by those on board, and in
less than twenty minutes these two
wheels wero replaced by the contriv
ance of an old traveller and we wero
again under way. After this occur
rence tho whole train wa9 conduoted in
safety and in gallant style to the Co
lumbia depot. Boing led, by tho lo
cality of the house, princ pally,through
having some recollection of the adapt
edness of the landlord to his business,
we all safely landed, by the Calboun
OmDibu?, at the American, truly a
pleasant agreeable retreat, a house
where all our wants need only tobe
intimated to be gratified?where there
is good oheer, good servants, good food,
good lodging, and a reasonable bill by
way of "after-piece."
Ilere we spent a few days, in the
meantime disposing of our oharges at
the respective schools assigned them,
and on the Sabbath, hearing some of
the great truths of the Bible expounded
by that gifted man of God, the Rev. B.
M. Palmer. There are other distingu
ished Divines in that highly favored
lloral town of Carolina, and among
them, the Rev. Whiteford Smith oc
cupies an elevated position. I have had
the high gratification of hearing him
in the pulpit, when fired up by the re
sponsibilities of his station as a minis
tor, hie masterly eloquence would rivet
the attention of the most careless. I
havo seen him again, around his own
hearthstone, where he exhibit?, in all
the simplicity and unadornedness of his
nature, the sweetness of the Christian
By six on Monday morning, the 20th
inst., we were on board a freight train
bound for the head of tbe road, with
freight also for intermediate stations.
It may be thought by those who have
not tried this mode of conveyance, as
affording anything but a pleasant ride;
but let me advise those, I mean tho
gentlemen, for I would not advise the
ladies into such a scrape, hut any gen
tleman who is anxious to reach homo
or any other point not to wait six or
ten hours for a cushioned seat, but take
a seat on a box of merchandise in a
closed freight car, or upon plank on an
open lumber car, and if he does not en
joy the ride with the more open and
extended view of the scenery on the
way, then I shall be disappointed.?
Though travelling up this way, un
knowiog and uuknown. I was on reach
ing the Nowberry depot, kiudly ac
costed by the conductor, stating that 1
had been recognized as a Director of
the Laurcns Railroad, and that ho had
been directed to refund the amount
of fare which I had paid him on the
way up. So you see that tho courte
sies of the Greenville and Columbia
road are extended even to an humble
Director of our ~oad.
Frcm the Newberry depot, after
waiting a short time for the necessary
arrangements of the frpight, we were
conveyed to the junction of the Green
ville and Columbia and the Laurcns
roads, where we found that spirited lit
tle engine, the Laurens, (especially
when manned by her ofllcient engineer,
Mr. Miles,) not particularly employed,
and wit-hput a word of hesitation, after
hearing the request of our resident en
gineer in chief, I mounted the Laurens
and was again at Jalappa in about 20
minutes,the distance of six miles,where
I met my own conveyance, and reached
Laurensvllle by 7 P. M., making the
trip from Columbia from 6 A. M. to 7
P. M. the same day, after meeting with
considerable detention on the way. So
you see that it is no mean argument in
favor of railroads that they almost
annihilate space. As ank?mest advo
cate of the rapid completion of our road
it is just and proper that we should re
mark that, although it was Court week
at Nowberry. where many men like to
while away a few hours In. social glee,
we found our chief engineer, J. G.
Gibbs, Esq., industriously employed, at
the head of our road, in leveling the
grade for the timbers, and our other
offices, Messrs. Miles and Warren, at
their posts. The length of my commu
nication admonishes me that I must
close, it having been extended far be
yond the limits I had assigned myself
at tho beginning. It is at your dis
J. W. SIMPSON.
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take a seat by the Are, or take to
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75c, $1.00 and 1,25
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For Cold Hands
take more exeroise, or build up
your oiroulation by taking our
For a Cold Heart
take a look into the homes of tbe
poor, or get your liver into better
shape by taking our LIVER and
25 cents a Box.
Laurens Drug Co,
IN TUE CHURCHES.
Church of tho Epiphany, Laurens,
S. C, W. Edward Callender. Minister
In charge. The following services are
held In tho abovo church ovorySunday.
10:00 a. m. Sunday School; 11:00 a. m.
Morning Prayer and Sermon; 4:00 p. m.
Evening Prayer and Address.
The flrst series oi addresses will bo
on the Prayer Book. A cordial invita
tion is oxtended. All seats freo.
First Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, Rev. Watson B. Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Proachlng at 11 o'oclok a.m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday at 7.80 p. m.
Sunday School, Hon. C. C. Feather
stone, Superintendent, at JO o'clock at
Woman's Missionary Soolety, Mrs. S.
D. Garlington, President, meets on
Tuesday after First Sunday, at 4.30
o'clock p. in.
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 Presbyterian Church, Hov.
Robt. Adams, Pastor, sorvicos at 11 a.
in. and 8;J5 p. n>, each Sabbath, AH
Sunday School, O. W. Tune, Supor
Intendnnt, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church,
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 8:80 o'clock,
Shlloh, Third Sunday, at tt o'clock,
Dials, .Second Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Fourth Sunday, at3i30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 2d Sunday at 3.30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 4th Sunday at 11 o'clock
Sunday Schools at each appointment
one hour before preaching,
Prayer tupping Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. All are alike
invited to attend those services, for it
Is hero, as it is in Heaven, "tho rich
and the poor moot togother."
J. K. McCain,
Lingston's Church, Baptist, preaoh
lng 11 a. m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Hurricane Churoh, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. nv, First Sundays and on Sat
urday before by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Dorroh Presbyterian churoh, Gray
Court, S. 0<| T. B. Cralg, paitor.
Preaching on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m,
Sabbath School on 1st and VJnd Sun
days at 10 a in., and on 8rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
T. T. Peoen, Supt.
Lanford, Baptist preaching 11 a. m.
Second Sundaysby^tev. 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 Ohurob, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. Service every 4< h
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethel, Seeond Sunday at 11
o'clock, a, m.
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'clock, p. mv
S. W. Henry, Pastor.
Another largo shipment of beautiful
Hugs, lust received, Mlioe Hugs from
7ft cent* up. Rememoer, we are head
quarters for Rugs. j
8. M. ? & H. Wilkes.
Sale of Real Estate
Bv virtue of authority vested In us
as Executors of the last will and testa
ment of B. W. Ball, deceased, wo will
sell at public outcry to the highest bid
dor on Monday, Salesday in January,
1003, being the f th duy of the month, in
front of tho Court House, in Laurens.
K. C, the lollowing described real
That tract of land in tho city of Lau
rens known as the residenco of the late
B. W. Ball, containing from 70 to 80
acres, more or loss, bounded on the
oast by tho Greenville and Laurens
branch of the Charleston and Western
Carolina Hallway, on tho south by
Hampton stroot, lands of H. Y. simp
son. Sam Fowler and othors, on the west
by lands of H. Y. Simpson, Jim Brock
man and othors and on the north by
lands of Mrs. N. J. Holmes and T. E
Todd, on the waters of North Fork
Creek. Tho improvements include 10
room brick, stono and cement house,
three two-room tenant houses, ono brick
servants' house, brick two room-storage
house, largo two story frame barn and
smaller outhouses, garden, llowor gar
don and orchard. Considerable portion
of tho land is wooded.
Terms: Not loss than $2,500 cash,
balance in four equal annual install
ments secured by bond and mortgage of
purchaser at seven por cent annual in
terest; or purchaser may pay entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
If bid is not paid in cash, mortgagor
must insure house for benefit of mort
W. W. Ball,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
Court of Common Pleas.
W. B. Clark and others Plaintiffs,
against Stephens Clark and others,
Pursuant to the decree of the Court
in the above stated action, I will sell at
public outcry at Laurens Court House,
South Carolina during the legal hours
of sale, on Salesday In Decomber next,
being tho first day of the month, the
following described property, to wit:
All that tract of land situate in the
County of Laurens, In said State, con
taining One Hundred and Twenty-five
Acres, more or less, known In this ac
tion for partition as tract No. 1 and
bounded on North by tract No. 2; on
the East by lands of M. B. Poole and
Mrs, W. B. Bell: South by lands of
Mrs. W. B. Bell and Dr. W. A.
shands and West by lands of Dr. W. A.
Also tract No. 2, situate in the
County and State aforesaid, containing
Fifty AT66. more or less, and boun led
on the North by lands of the ostatt of
J. M. Clark; East by lands of J. M.
Clark and M. B. Pool; South by tri ot
No. 1 above descrlbod and Wost by
lands of the estato of Tirzah M. Sf.
Terms: One-half the purchase money
to be paid cash; balance on a credit of
12 months with Interest from day of
sale, socurod by bond of purchaser and
mortgage of tho premises eold, with
leave to purchaser to pay all cash.
Purchasers to pay for papers. If terms
of sale, are not complied with, the
property will bo resold on same or somo
subsequent Salesday on same terms at
defaulting purchasers risk.
John F. Bolt,
Clork Court Common Pleas for Lau
Nov. 11th, 1902.
Loans on Real Estate
For a series of years at 8 por cent;
straight Interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land Is assessed for taxation.?
Ferguson & Fhathkustonk.
The Twice-A-Week News and Courier and The Advertiser will be sent to any new sub
scriber to The Advertiser until January ist, 1904 for One Dollar* cash.
The offer speaks for itself.
By paying for The Advertiser the subscriber gets the leading paper of South Carolina twice
Absolutely F^trbb. i
The regular price of the Twice-A-Week News and Courier, except through The Advertiser,
is One Dollar a year.
The Advertiser claims to be a first-class county weekly, with the county news, the county
advertising and all Laurens and much State news. It costs a dollar a year.
Take The Advertiser and get 104 issues of the News and Courier (besides those issued be
tween now and Januaay ist, 1903), each containing?
All the South Carolina News,
All the News of the World,
All American News,
First-class Serial Stories,
The Best Short Stories,
And all that a great modern newspaper contains.
The News and Courier's farming articles are well known throughout the Stale.
Not long ago one of the most successful farmers in Laurens told The Advertiser that the
farming articles of The News and Courier were alone worth the price of the paper.
Of course this offer cannot be kept open more than a few weeks. It is made because the two
papers desire to get a large number of new subscribers each and are willing to lose all profits in
order to get them and get them quick.
If you want to take advantage of it you must send your money or hand it to The Advertiser
The Offer May be Withdrawn at Any Time Without Notice.
The Advertiser will send the Twice-a-Week News and Courier to any of its present subscribers
who are paid up in advance until January, 1904, on receipt of Fifty Cents.
NO OTHER NEWSPAPER IN LAURENS COUNTY offers a clubbing rate with
The News and Courier
The Advertiser has the exclusive contract with it. Why?
g0T BECAUSE for NEW SUBSCRIBERS, The Advertiser pays for The News and
Courier and makes a present of its two issues a week to them for a year.
R. P. riilam & Co.
We offer to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
.We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, at.
L.O W FIGURES.
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
sec for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We carry a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Coffin to the best Me
talic Cases j in cloth goods we carry
the best-?-among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at J. A. Copeland's residence.
R. P. MILAN & CO.
We are Selling Everything at '
REDUCED PRICES! |
We believe in "living ami let live." If we sell lots o/j
goods at a small profit we will have something h> i
Keep ics busy, <ifid i\i the end muhe ns muoh as
the (me who sells fewer goods at a large
profit. Come and bay from us. We will \
Save you Honey on I
Dry Goods, Clothing and Shoes,
Buy good Winter Shoes, from us ? We have (
Bargains in Blankets,
See -them at once. We have a.great te&rfija:ln|
in Towel s. Ask to gee "Uiera ? You will rai s s j
inuoh you think thia not/ioe is. nonesense!
and negleot to oome to see. \
The McCord Mdse, Ca]
LAURENS, S* C: s> (
A BARGAIN IN
Thirty dozen Children's Heavy
Black Ribbed Hose, manufacturer's
seconds* They come in two sizes
only, 6 and 6 1-2; worth iscts. We
turn them loose this week at iocts. a
pair. Ladies' Heavy Bleached Rib
bed Under Vests, full sizes, neatly fin
ished, at 25 cts. each.
or Bed Spreads, 2?
X^two special numbers this week at ^
?Sl.OO AND S1.2?.
If in quest of a nice TABLE LINEN CLOTH, either in half or
full bleach. We have the article here where the recent
advanced prices have not touched.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
If lie is a paint salesman in
the South and must stand be
tween his house and the custom
er who buys ordinary paint and
expects it to stand our long, [hot
.summers without turning into
dust or scaling oil*.
There's only one Make of Paint
Which can and will stand the Test!
The name of that "make" is OURS.
The name of that "Brand" is OUR.
O'Connor & Schwbbks Prbparrd Paints.
99* One gallon will cover from 276 to 350 squaro feet?two coats. 8ide by
side, and compared with tho highest priced and best Paints you can find. This
brand will last from two to ten times as long. We havo mado all thoso tests?
That's the reason wo 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 844 and 846 Reynolds, St.