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Laurens Makes the Best
Fight and Loses.
Long Ilartl Struggle In the
To??'? (Iront Effort to Accomplish
What Now Appears Never to Have
Been an Existing Possibility.
By a vote of 120 to 90 the S C. Con
ference of tho Methodist Church de
cidod last Friday morniog not to movo
tho Columbia Female College from Co
Thus Laurons and Greenwood lote
nftor a hard atrug^lo and Columbia
without any oll'ort as a community
Laurens sent Dr. Atkeu, chairman
of tho local committee, and Messrs.
John F. Bolt, N. B. Dial and W. L.
Gray to Newherry on Tuesday. Wed
nesday afternoon Laurens presented a
bid of $2?,000 cash and any one of three
sites valued at $20.000. This bid was
guaranteed by business men here
worth in tho aggregate at least $300,
Greenwood prc-ontod a bid of $42,090,
not guaranteed except that bankers
said that they regarded $39,000 of the
subscriptions good and offered to col
lect them If plaeod In proper shape,
the money to be paid in by tho sub
scribers in instalments during four
years. Thus tho value of this bid was
subject to a discount.
Tho committee reported unnuinously
for Greenwood. Mr. C. C. Feathor
slone made tho point that the commit
tee had no right to recommend any
town, that It was beyond their power
and they could only report results and
facts of investigation. The point was
The committee of Conference seemed
to think that the Laurens sites were
valued to high. Liurens promptly re
sponded with tho guaranteed offer to
mako them good in cash. Thus Lau
rens' bid was $15,000 cash, and thus
Laurens clearly m>ido the largest and
soundest offer, That from a financial
point will be conceded.
Friday morning the matter came up
in Conference with the result namod
abov?, the recommendation of the com
mittee having been eliminated. The
question was on moving the college
In an adroit and able speech Rev. J.
W. Daniel advocated Columbia. Pre
siding Elder R. A. Child for Green
wood, and C. C. Feaihorstono, for Lau
ren?, spoke. Mr. Featherstone made
one of the best efforts of his lifo and he
always does well F. H. Hyatt spoko
for Columbia. Othor speeches were
made. Tho impression prevailed
that Bishop Duncan was unfavorable
to moving the college. This had great
inlluencc, e;-pecially as Iho Bishop was
present and presiding.
The above are the facts briolly pre
Undoubtedly Laurens made the
strongest effort. Laurens olTored tho
most money with the best guaranty.
The iisue between Greenwood and Lau
rons never reached a vote and nobody
knows who would havo won.
The Auvhhtiskr wishes that since
Laurena lost Grconwood could have
won. Nothing that Laurens cannot get
Is too good for Greenwood. Her people
did themselves and their town honor.
Laurons losing, of courso they should
In tho matter Laurens has b^en mis
led. It is not claimed that anybody
purposely misled L^urons but the re
sult is tho sume. Liurens understood
that the removal of tho college in tho
event of Columbia's failuro to help It
matorially was practically and fully
determined. Laurens believed that the
conditions laid down by the action of
the conference committee at its spring
meeting in Columbia were fairly met
by Laurens. The action of the Confer
ence seems a repudiation of this com
mittee. The result Is a signal victory
for the view taken by the Columbia
Btate and a signal defeat for those who
resented its remarks at the time. Tho
State held that Columbia should hold
tho college without making a money
contribution and the Conference in ef
fect so held.
THE Auvkutiskr believes, though it
is by no means authorized to so say.
that Rev. W. B. Duncan, pastor of tho
First Methodist Church, was more mis
led than anybody. He worked with
hoart and soul for Laurens but it ap
pears that he did not know where he
was at and it was not his fault. Had
Laurens suspected that the retention
of the college by Columbia wa9 possi
ble in tho circumstances, the effort of
La irens would not havo been made.
The bald truth is that most of Laurens'
business men now feel like a set of
fools. For months they have worked
and bogged and strained on'y to find
that they havo b.on on a cold trail.
It's discouraging. Laurens may got this
college later. But ?well we aro tired
now and wo shall havo to rest awhile
and catch our breaths before indulging
in any onthu3lasm. One spell like this
Is enough for a town for a few weeks.
Mr. N. B. Dial, who fought, blod and
died for Laurens as ho always does,
said that Groenwood should havo won
aftor Laurens. "If we OWWo't have
the collego, I wish Greenwood had
gotton It. Gro-jnwood is a splendid
community, Greenwood is our neigh
bor and the Greenwood people are our
friends. Laurens bus no complaint at
Greenwood," was his language.
Dr. H. K. Aik-jn, chairman of the
local committee, worked incessantly
for Laurens, all the summer and fall
here and ho was first at Newberry and
last to leave. N. B. Dial was a good
second to him. So wore W. L. Gray
and John Bolt and O. C. Featherstone
who spent the week In Newberry. Oth
ers who went to Newberry and were
there all or part of the time until the
matter wasdcolded were: John Brook?,
Dr. R. E. .Hughes, W. W. Ball, Col.
Hi Y. Simpson, Rev. Robort Adams, S.
F. Parrott, Mansell Owlogs, D. A. D.i
vis, E. II. Wilkos, Sam M. Wllkes, J.
F. Tolbort, Dr. W. n. Dial, Dr. Qeft
Albright, G; 8. McOravy, Dr. W. C.
Irby, J. O. C. Fleming nnd J. W. Todd.
AMONU OUR FRIENDS.
Mr*. II. K. Alken and Master Hugh
hive retunud from Charleston.
Mr. T. R. Blackwell, a prominent Citi
zen of Due West, was here Monday.
Mr. A. J. Martin of Rapley was in
Messrs. Leo and Wash nunter wore
in town Monday.
Mrs. J. J. Hardy of Layotia Ca., has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. T. E.
Mr. McDermott, the now superin
tendent of tho Laurons Cotton Mil If,
has arrived, and assumed his duties.
He conies from Valdo:-ta, Oa.
Rev. J. D. Pitts atd Rev. B. J.
Woodward have returned from the
Baptist Convention which met in
Greenville last week.
Mr. Ad Martin and Mr. Holder with
their families are occupying the two
now cottages belonging to Mrs. B, W.
Hall in Beaufort street.
Mystic Club Entertained.
Miss Elizabeth Todd entertained tho
Mystic Club last Saturday afternoon.
Many young people attended and tho
ovent was greatly enjoyed.
Major Lowraiice Dead.
Major K. N. Low ranee died in Colum
bia last week. Many years ago ho lived
in Laurens, having worked for tho late
Mr. John Kyle. He married Miss
Clarissa, daughter of the lato Mr.
John Simmons. She died ten years
ago. Major Low ranee had strong
Recovering from Injuries.
Press dispatches state that Midship
man Hugh K. Aiken, of tho United
States Naval Academy is recovering
from the injuries that he received In
the football game with Uucknell Col
lego. Mr. Aiken is a grandson of tho lato
Col. II. K. Aiken, who commanded a
regiment in tho war and in which a
number of Lnurons men served. He is
a second cousin of Dr. Hugh K. Aiken
of this city. His homo is in New Or
Clover Marconi Fiction In the Decem
Tho story tellers follow hard on the
heols of the inventors. An extremely
clever bit of fiction a la Marconi is "Mr
Potter's Vacation," by Herbert D.
Ward, in tho December MeOluro's. It
is the history of agreatbattlo in stocks
fought from the deck of an ocean liner.
One thousand miles of ether were kept
hot for two days with long orders to
buy and sell. Mr. Potter won, of
course, but tho author was probably
guilty of irony in speaking of tho trip
as a vacation.
REV. L. M. ROPER
Chosen to Direct Furman's
Has Earned Reputation for
Something of His Lire and Career?A
Nutlvo of Laurons, Dials Town*
?lill>?Will Probably Accept*
It is believed that Rev. L. M. Roper
of the First Baptist Church, Spartan
burg, will accept the Presidency of
Fur man University, to which the trust*
oos elected him last week.
Mr Roper is a young man, about 33,
but has established himself as one of
tho most cultivated and broadly In
formed men in tho South. Ho is a na
tive of Laurons, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. H. Roper of Dial township, nnd a
brother of Messrs. C. H. and Luther
Uopor of this city. He graduated at
Furman University and took degrees
from several other well known Institu
tions. Ho preached awhile in Canton,
Ohio, and then came to Spnrtanburg.
PROP. MOORE TO RKSION.
Prof. G. B. Mooro of Furman was
asked by trust cos last week to resign on
account of bis alleged unsoundness In
certain religious views. The students
of Furman hold a meeting and declared
that they would leave in a body if Mr.
Moore was expelled. Tho trustees af
terwards withdrew tho request and it is
understood that Mr. Moore will volun
tarily resign. Ho is a man of groat
Towels Without Cost.
Every forty-eight pound sack In
which -'Clifton" flour is packed will
make two good towels, the regular tow
oling goods boing used in the manufac
ture of tho sacks. Ask your grocer to
send you a forty-eight pound sack. Sold
by T. N. Barksdalo and M. H. Fowler.
SAVED AT GRAVE'S BRINK.
"I know I would long ago have been
in my grave," writes Mrs. S. H. Now
som, of Decatur. Ala., 'Tf it had not
been for Electric Bitters. For threo
years I suffered untold agony from the
worst of Indlgostion, Waterbrash,
Stomach and Bowel Dyspepsia. But
tills excellent medicine did me a world
of good. Since using it I can eat
heartily and have gained 35 pounds."
For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Liv
er and Kiduey Troubles Electric Bit
tors are a positive, guaranteed cure.
Only 50 cents at Palmetto Drug Co.
and Laurens Drug Co.
A THIRD PRIZE IS OFFERED.
This Time It is for Children Between
12 and 14 Years Old.
The Advertiser now ?fters a prize
for the third time for school composi
The next pri/.o of one dollar will te
given to the pupils between 12 and M
years old and the compositions mu3t be
received In tbis office by Monday, Dec.
I? at 5 P. M.
Tiik Advertiser therefore asks
each teacher to read tbis an
nouncement and co-operate, with Tiik
Advertiser In the sohemo to give
the school children a motive and inter
est in writing well.
roles ok 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 re
cord of the number or mark. He will
then send it to The Advertiser with
out tho name of tho writer but with the
school mark. The teacher mustaleo en
dorse it thus: "To the best of my bo
lief tbis essay is original", signing his
The pupil's parents or the person
with whom bo or she lives must bo n
subscrlbar to The Auvertihkr. Ilow
over, compositions may be sent by pu
pils whose parents are not subscribers
?but they will not be entitled to
prizes. If a composition by such a pu
pil is the best it will be so announcod
and it will bo printed, but no prlzo will
bo given. The 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.
The editor of The Advertiser will
be the judge. Ho will grade the com
positions though without knowing
tho names of the writers.
Composlt'ons written by pupils in
the ordinary course, of work may be
sent In. Teachers may select any num
ber of compositions and send them to
The Advertjskr. The toacher will
always state that the writer Is within
the sge limit of the contest. The win
ning compositions will bo announced In
The Advertiser and the teacher will
then send name of writer and his or
To repeat?tho compositions for the
first offer must be received not later
than December 16, and must not contain
over 400 words. We do not fix any
minimum limit?the winner may pos
sibly not write over 60 words.
The ordinary rules will govern the
decisions. The subject matter, thought,
hand-writing, capitalization, neatness
and grammar will be considered.
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 oxcept
those in collego departments may con
THE WEELITTLES IN AUSTRIA.
YlSTi THE GUIDE WHO DESERTED THEM.
Answer to last weok's puzzle Turn picturo upside down and hoo Hguro just
at back of poddlor. Ilia faco is outlined by black figure just behind peddler.
For Cold Feet
take a seat by the fire, or take to
bod with you one of our 4-ply
Rubber, HOT WATER BAGS.
75c, $1.00 and 1.25
For Cold Hands
take more exeroise, or build up
your circulation by taking our
?- ? ??? -
For a Cold Heart
take a look into the homes of the
poor, or get your liver Into better
shape by taking our LIVER and
25 cents a Box.
Laurens Drug Co,
IN THE CHURCHES.
Church of the Epiphany, Laurens,
8. 0.| W. Edward Callender, Minister
in charge. The following services are
held In tho above church every Sunday.
10:00 a m. Sunday School; 11:00 a. in.
Morning Prayer and Sermon; 4:00 p. m.
Evening Prayer and Address.
The first series of addresses will be
on tho Prayer Book. A cordial invita
tion is extended. All seats free.
First Methodist Episcopal Churoh,
South, Rev. Watson B.Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Preaching 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. Fetther
stone, 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.
Churoh Conference every Third Sun
day after the morning servioe.
First Presbyterian Church, Rov.
Robt Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
in. 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,
EaSt End,-j Pastor. Preach
ing In Factory Hall evory
Appointments for North Laurens
Trlnty, Firs* Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Tiinlty, 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 Schools at each appointmont
one 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 poor meet together."
J. K. McCain,
Langston's Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev. F.. C. Watson.
Hurricane Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. nr, First Sundays and on Sat
urday before by Rev. E. C. Watson.
Dorroh Presbyterian church, Gray
Court, S. C, T. B. Cralg, pastor.
Preaching on 1st Sunday at 11a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m.
Sabbath School on 1st and 2nd Sun
days at 10 a m,, and on 8rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
. T. Peden, Supt.
I.-infoid, Baptist preaching 11 a. m.
Second Sundays by Rev, E. C. Watson;
Preaching at Cedar Shoal Church on
same slay at 3 o'clock p. m.
Padgett's Creek, Baptist preaching
at 11 a. m. on Third Sundays by E. C.
Warrior Creek Baptist Churoh, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. , Service every 4th
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethel, Second Buntey at 11
o'clock, a. m.
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
8. W. Henry, Pastor.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Rev. H,
B. Vaughn, Pastor?Service on the 1st
Sunday of each month at H o 'clock a,
m. and on Saturday before at 2 o'clock
p. m. I- -
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THE County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, Couoty
and Commutation Bead Taxes for fiscal
year 1901 at the Treasurer's Office, from
October 15th to December 31, 1902.
AH persons owning property or payiog
taxes for others in more than oue Town
ship are requested to call for receipts in
each township in whioh they live. This
is important, as additional cost and j en
alty may not bo attached. Prompt at
tention will be given those who wish to
pay their taxes through the mail by
oheoks, money orders, etc. Persons
sending in lists of names to be taken off,
aro urged to send in early as the Treas
urer is very busy duriog tho month of
Tno Tax Levy is as foliowj:
Lnurens Special School. 34 mills
Fountain Inn Spcoial School.. 4 "
Qrayoonrt Special Sohool.... 2 "
Waterloo Special Sohool. 2 "
Cross Hill Special Sohool.... 3- ??
Mountvillo Special School.... 21 "
Clinton Spcoial Sohool.1 "
Ordinary Tax.14 ?
All able-bodied malo oitizens betwoon
the ages of 21 and GO years aro liable to
pay a poll tax cf $1.00, except old sol
diers, who aro oxempt at 50 years of
age. Commutation I lead Tax 81.00, in
lieu of working the publio roads, to bo
paid at tho time, as stated abovo.
Como early and avoid tho rush. It is
said thero will be no extension this time.
J. H. COPAL AND,
Liurcns, S. C, Oot. 3, 1902?td.
Bwu-stho /> lh6 K'"d You Haw Always Bought
AUGUSTA and ASHKVILLE SHORT
8chcdule In Effect Dec. 29,1001.
Lv Augusta. 10 05 am 2 B? pm
Ar Greenwood.12 39 pm .
Ar Anderson. 7 15 pm
Ar Laureus.1 40 pm 5 35 am
Greenville. 3 25 pm 10 80 am
Glenn Springs. .
Spartanburg. 3 30 pm 0 00 am
Saluda. 0 33 pm
Hendersonville.... 6 11 pm
Asheville.7 15 pm
l.v Asheville. 7 05 am
I .v Hendersonville. 8 05 am
Lv Flat Rock. 8 15 am
Lv Saluda. 8 39 am
Lv Tryon. 013 am
Hnartanburg.12 15 am 4 00 pm
Greenville.12 22 am 1 45 pm
Laurcns. 2 07 pm 6 3o pm
Anderson. 7 25 am
Greenwood. 3 07 pm K 35 pm
Ar Augusta. 5 40 pm 11 35 am
Lv Augusta . 4 16 pm
Ar Allendalo . 0 20 pm
Ar Fairfax . 6 20 pm
Ar Yemasee.10 25 am 7 SS pm
Ar Beaufort.II 40 am 8 35 pm
Ar Port Royal.11 65 am 8 45 pm
Lv Port Royal. 1 00 pm 6 40 am
Lv Beaufort. 115 pm 0 50 am
Lv Yemasee. 2 30 pm T 40 am
Lv Fairfax. 8 48 am
JL,v Allendalo. 8 68 am
Ar Augusta. 11 00 am
Close connections at Greenwood for
all points on S. A. L. and C. & Q. Rail
way, and at Spartanburg with South
For information relative to tickets
rates, schedules, etc., address
W. J. ORAIG, Gen. Pass. Agent,
Loans on Heal Estate
For a series of years at 8 per cent;
straight interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land is assessed for taxation.?
_Ferguson & Featherstone.
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The offer speaks for itself.
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Take The Advertiser and get 104 issues of the News and Courier (besides those issued be
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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 canuot 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 arc paid up in advance until January, 1904, on receipt of Fifty Cents.
N0 0THE3 Nfl3?AP33 1^ LAU?3N3 COUNTY offers a clubbing rate with
The News and Courier
The Advertiser has the exclusive contract with it. Why?
g0r BECAUSE for NEW SUBSCRIBERS, Tub Advbrtisbr pays for The News pan
Courier and makes a present of its two issues a week to them for a year.
It is not the rule to find
paints put up full mcastire*
Most of them are put up in
short measure?the tans are
small and not full.
But every can and pail of
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It means thatyo?i get what
you- pay for? U. S. standard
Honest paint?honest in
quality and quantity?pays
best. You*re always sure to
get it in
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us about wire Fencing.
BROOKS & JONES,
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The best on the marketl
For sale at
Laurens S. C.
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.
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. wc carry a we
selected slock of everything from
the cheapest Coffin to the best Me
lalic 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 black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at J. A. Copcland's residence.
11. P. MILAN & CO.
If he 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 off.
There's only one Make of Paint
Which can and will stand the TestI
Tho name of that "make" is OURS.
The name of that "Brand" is OUR.
O'Connor & Schweres Prepared Paints.
<*T* One gallon will cover from 27f> (<> 350 souaro feet?two coats. Side bj
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Color Card and prices await your demand.
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Ofllco and Salesroom 841 Broad, St. . . t~
Factory 844 and 846 Reynolds, St. AUgUSia, Uli*