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Dig Verdict Against the
C. N. & L. Company.
MllS. OLIVEll WINS.
She is to Have $7,000 for
Expenses of the Case Amount to About
Three thousand Dollars Ilosldes??
Pending for About Seren Years.
The supreme court has sustained the
verdict of $7,000 given Mrs. Oliver of
Columbia for injuries received by be
intr thrown from a car platform of a
(lolumbia, Newberry and Laurens train
in 1805, in Clinton. She suod for $10,000.
Mrs. Oliver was standing on th? car
plalfqrm whjn she was in some way
thrown off. Sho was about to ta|:o the
S. A. L. train.
TI'j O?80 had three circuit court
trials, tho lirst two having been mis
trials. The railroad oarried it to the
supreme court twice. The last appeal
was on 37 exceptions, all of whloh ware
over-ruled. The costs of tho case were
about $3000, which tho loser will pay.
B. L, Abney and Andrew Crawford
of Columbia were Mrs. Oliver's law
MR. IRBY A LAWYER.
Laurens Legislator Admitted to Prac
tice by Supreme Court.
Hon. William P. Irby, Jr , of this
city, was admitted to the bar by the
supremo court in Columbia last Wed
Mr. Irby is the eldest son of tho late
Purted States Senator Irby. His
popularity was strikingly demon
strated in this county by bis elec
tion at the head of the ticket by
over 100 voto3 to tho legislature in tho
lirst primary this year.
Mr. Irby is a young man of line
charac er, deservedly liked by every
body, and his training and talents
promise for him a successful and hon
orable career as a lawyer. Ho will
Nineteen others wore admitted in the
class with Mr. Irby. Among them was
Mr. Harnard B. Evans of Edgefield,
who is well known here. Mr. Evans
argued a case in the supremo court two
hours after ho was admitted.
Colored Man who is an Honor to His
Allen Martin who lives in Youngs
Township was in the city Thursday.
"I'ncle Allen" is a colored man. He is
a prosperous farmer, owns 204 acres of
land, works hard and pays his dohts
He has been a subscriber to THE Ad
vkhtisku for tho last ten or twelve
years and no man on tbo whole list is
more to bo rolled on to pay his dollar
a year. Ho stands we'i among his
neighbors, white as well as colored,
and tho people who live near him say
that in sickness or misfortune no
neighbor is more useful or more kind
than "Uncle Allen."
Tho secret of Allen's success as a
farmer is that ho makes what be and
his people and his stock oat on his own
farm. One of his rules, so it Is said, is
to sow just twice as much wheat as
people ordinarily regard necessary to
furnish the family during the year.
"Then" he says, "if the season is bad I
may still make half a crop which will
be enough to live on. If I make a gocd
crop, I will have wheat to sell."
PAY YOUR TAXES.
Do not Walt Until the Very Lost
Peoplo should boar in mind that
while County Treasurer Copeland is
the kindest hearted man in the county
ho is a human being. Bearing this in
mind not all of them should wait until
Dec. 31 to pay tuxes. The county
treasurer should not be forced to work
harder during Christmas week than
any othor week In tho year.
It is just about as easy to contribute
to the support of the state and county
now as it will be 10 days hence, so it is
hoped, earnestly hoped that the people
will settle their duos today, tomorrow
and every day and so prevent a crush
on tho final day or two.
MR. MITCHELL PREACHED.
Delivered a Strong and Practical Ser
mon to Young People.
Hov. Alexander Tt. Mitcholl, rector
of Christ's Church, Greenvlllo, preach
ed in tho Chnroh of tho Epiphany Fri
day night. The sermon was especially
directed to young people und was a
strong, practical and appealing effort.
The Church of tho Kpiphany oxpect
to build a rectory on tbolr lot adjoin
ing tho Church next spring and funds
are being raised. A tasteful, modern
cottage will bo erected, which will bo a
valuablo Improvement to. that part of
BRIU1IT AND FAITHFUL.
The Honor Pupils of Oak Grove for
Tho following is the Honor Roll of
Oak Grove School fur month ondlng
Doc. 5, 1002.
First Grade: llonnor Iienjainin, Ma
. Second Grade: Francis Abrains, Irene
Goodwin, William Bailey, George Vlr
Third Grade: Blanche Duvall*
Fourth Grade: Beesle Shooaley, Ben
Seventh Grade: Fair Goodwin, Liza
i.ighth Grade: Lyl Bailey, Victor
Ninth Grade: Lizzie Shamls.
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer.
' I among OUK FBIENDS. fi
Bw ?S S SB SS SKSSf?g :} 8 : J 8 9
Mr. and Mrs. Mi T. SlmpSOQ were in
tho e'ty lutt week.
Col. George Jobnstone of New berry
was hero nt eou. t lust week.
Mr. J. A. Lip ford was In the city
last week from Waterloo.
Mr. W?T, Austin was hero from
Oroes Hill last * ek.
Mrs. Eugene u Wllkes and children
uro visiting relatives in Baltimore.
Oapt. A. B. Byrd was here from Hel
ton last week.
Mr. M. L. Copeland spent Sunday in
Mr. Duvid Jennings has returned
from a visit to Clomson College.
Mr. W. E. Lucas left for New York
on a business trip yesterduy.
Mr. Wilmot Smith was in tho city
Mr. CA. Puller has about completed
hisjpretty now home near Mr. Wham's
place and will soon movo int9 It.
Acting Judge Carey and Mr. Frank
P. MoQowan went to Clin on Sunday
whoro they visited Mr. and Mrs. W.M.
Mr. J. D. Watts has purchased Mrs.
Priorson's houso in Hampton stroot
and with his family will cecupy it
Opening the Bond.
? Tbo County Supervisor has the chain
gang or part of it bard at work open
ing tho new road connect'ng tho Greon
'vllle and the Spartanburg highways
north of tho city. Tho road boglns at
the site of Watts Mills on the Spartan
burg road and converges with the
Groenville road near Mr. Capers llel
Mystic Club Entertained.
Mrs. S. M. Wilkes entertained the
Mystlo Club at her home last Thursday
evening. Tbo young lady guests,
members of the club, thoroughly on
joyed tho occasion. Tho decorations
wore tasteful and delightful refresh
ments wero served. Mr?. Wilkes is a
charming hostoss and her entertai-n
ments are always looked forward to
with keen anticipatirns of pleasure.
Completed Business Course.
Mr. Copio Henderson, son of Mr.
James Henderson of this city, has com
pleted the course of book-keeping and
penmanship in the Converse Business
College of Spartanburg and has re
turned to tho city. Mr. Henderson hns
already been offered a good position
with M. H. Fowler and has accepted
it. Mr. Henderson is a bright and
capable joung gontleman and mado a
fine record in tho business college.
There Is a bright future before him.
Solicitor's Report for the
CAbES DISPOSED OF.
Only Five Acquittals in
Work of the Criminal Court? lu tho
S-ventli Judicial Circuit?Enforc
Solicitor Seaso's annual report for
tho year 1902 has boon prepared and
has been mailed to tho attorney gen
The total number of- casos disposed
of in tho Seventh Judicial Circuit for
tbo year ending Decombor 31, 1002 in
tho goneral sossious court is 470, of
whloh 221 wero "no bills" and "nolle
prosequis;" 225 wero "guilty," and 30
"not guilty." Tho number "not guilty"
being smaller than usual?only 121 per
cent of thoso brought to trial.
In Spartanburg county 87 guilty and
13 not guilty.
In Union county 40 guilty and .8 not
In Laurens county 3Gguilty?und 5 not
In Nowborry county 20 guilty and 4
tn Greenwood county 33 guilty and
nono not guilty.
Murder easos disposed of 20, of which
0 wore no bills and discontinued, 8 not
guilty and 12 guilty, of which last num
ber one received death sontence; 5 go
to penitentiary for life and 0 for a torm
in tho penitentiary or chain gangs.
Violations of tho disponsary law,
cases disposed of, 72; of which 35 wore
no bills and nollo prosequis; G not guil
ty and 35 guilty.
It will bo noted that there wore no
acquittals in Greenwood county during
DRUMMER KILLED A MAN.
Rloody Tragedy Occurred Last Wed
nesday in Charlotte, N. C.
A. L. Bishop, a drummer of Peters
burg, Va., shot and killed T. J. Wilson,
in Ch.irlot'e, last Wednesday.
Bishop went with Wilson's daughter
and another girl to Wilson's houso and
the threo wero drinking wlno in the
parlor. Wilson finally ordered Bishop
away, a quarrel resulted and Bishop
shot' Williams and fled. Bishop has
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer.
. NOW FOR ANOTHER PRIZE.
Open to all Children Under Ten
Tiik ADVERTISER now oilers a prize
for tho third tlmo for school composi
The next prize of one dollar will be
given to the pupils, under 10 years
old and the compositions must be
received in this oflico by Monday, Jan.
12 at 5 P. M.
Tiik ADVERTISER . therefore asks
each teaober to read this an
nouncement and co-operate with Tiik
Advertiser in tho schome to give
tho school children a motive and inter
est in writing well.
uoles ok tiik competition,
The composition must contain not
over 100 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 keoping a ro
coid of tho number or mark. Uo will
then send it to The ADVERTISER with
out tho name of tho writer but with the
school mark. The teacher must also en
dorse it thus: "To tho best of my be
lief this essay is original", s'gniog his
The pupil's parents or tho person
with whom ho or she lives must bo a
subscrlbor to Tiik Advektisku. How
over, compositions may bo sent by pu
pils who3e 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 bo printed, but no prize will
be given. Tho prize will go to the
next best in that case.
Othor than prize-winning composi
tions will often be printed. Thus when
several compositions aro submitted en
titled to first, second and third honora
ble mention, each may bo printed with
the writer's name.
Tho editor of The Advertiser will
be tho judge. Ho will grade the com
positions though without knowing
tho ?Brnos of the writers.
Compositions written by pupils in
tho ordinary courso of work may bo
sent in. Teachers may select any num
ber of compositions and sond them to
The ADVERTISER, The teacher will
always stato that the writer is within
the age limit of the contest. The win
ning compositions will bo announced in
The Advertiser and tho teacher will
then send name of writer and his or
To ropoat?tho compositions for tho
first olTor must be received not later
than January 12, and must not contain
over '100 words. Wo do not fix any
minimum limit?the winner may pos
sibly not write over 50 words.
The ordinary rules will govern the
decisions. The subject matter, thought,
hand-writing, capitalizatoln, neatness
and grammar will be considered.
Again The Advertiser hopes that
teachers throughout tho county will
talk tho proposition over with the
children and holp to Interest them.
Children from any school except
those in college departments may con
find tum peasant woman.
Answer U> last woek's ptjsyde. Turn picture, to right und see guide at base
of rock on which 1k>y is standing. Face Is looking upward'
Now for Santa
Claus and the
It Is Now Time
To look after your CHRISTMAS
GIFTS. Tho goods this year are
unusual in variety, Quality and
price* Wo have sparen no pains to
sccuro only tho most choice and de
sirablo articles in our lino. A largo
and complete collection of
Will bo found in our store. Books
for all ages. Tho CHILDREN'S
ROOKS are beautiful and most at
tractive. You will want to see
the now illustrated juveniles. We
bavo tho small books in dainty
white bindings. STAN DA HD
WORKS at 20, 30 and 50 cents.
put up in pretty packages for
Christmas. Wo solectod these pa
pers with regard to lino quality as
well as style of package. Wo nave
a now supply of 1 lb. papers with
onvolopes to match, which would
make an appropriate gift.
in every shape,size and material. A
splendid lino of framed pictures
from 15 cents to 15 dollars each.
in a variety of artistic and useful
shapes. These goods aro tho latost
for this season.
at our store will convince you of
our fine stock. No troublo to show
you. We insist on pleasing you
Laurens Drug Co*
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAUREN8.
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. C. Moon and lsabolla Manley Plain
tiffs, against Sarah Hondorson, Honry
Young Spoon and bis heirs, names
and residences unknown, Lulu Smith,
Vinoy Spoon, Isaac Spoon, Mil
ton Spoon, William Spoon, Pres
ton E. Spoon, James D. Spoon, Ora L.
T?te, Lee Spoon, Hamp Spoon, Mar
garet Spoon, Francis Spoon and L. C.
Dorroh, as Administrator of Luclnda
Wadio Hill, Defendants.?Summons
for Relief.?(Complaint not Sorvod.)
To tho Defendants above named .
You are horeby summoned and re
quired to answer tho complant In this
action, which was on Novombor 29th
1902, filed in tho office of tho Clerk of
the Court of Common Plea9, for the
said County, and to serve aoopy of your
answer to tho said oomplalnt on the
subscriber at his office at Laurons C.
H., South Carolina, within twenty days
after tho service hereof, exclusive of
tho day of such service; and if you fail
to answer tho complaint within tho
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this ac
tion will apply to tho Court for tho re
llof demanded in the complaint.
Dated Nov. 20th A. D.
Jno. P. Bolt,
c. o. o. p.
F. P. McQowan,
Doc. 2, 1902?6t.
W. IL KNiUHT. u.k. ha km.
KNIGHT & BABB,
Attorneys at Law.
<3T Will praotloo in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strlot attention to all
business intrusted to them
Office up-stairs, Simmons1 Building.
I have oponod a Restaurant in tho
Babb Rullding for WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and Flrst
clnss? service assurod. Meals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Fresh
Oysters on hand.
on Harper Streot.
or parsonage or institution support
ed by vo'untary contribution will be
given a liberal quantity of the Long
man & Martini/, Paints whenever
Note:?This has been our custom
for twenty-soven years; any building
not satisfactorily painted, will be re
Etainted at our expense; about one g?l
on of Linseed Oil to be added to every
S;allonof gallon of paint to make ready
or use; it's mixed in two minutes, and
cost of the paint thereby mado less in
prloe than any other. Yearly product
over one million gallons.
Longman St Martinez.
Sole Agents W. L. Boyd, Laurens, 8.
0.;J. C.Hutchinson, Cross 11111,8.0.
itawsv.*' 1,01 *y ? * ?1
S - d
That our buyer has just returned from New York and Baltimore where
he "scooped" some of the
EVER BROUGHT TO LAURENS FOR
December and the Holiday Trade.
You Didn't Know
That in these lots he picked up several large lots of
which we are offering much below their real value.
YOU DIDN'T KNOW that he scooped a big lot of
Boys' Knee Suits and
Children's Vestee Suits.
YOU DIDN'T KNOW that he found wholesalers in
need of money, and in order to get some they let
our buyer in on the ground floor and parted
with some of the newest and up-to-date
things in Dress Goods, Waisting, Fan
cy Table Linen, Lace, Window
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You Didn't Know that in this Lot he Scooped a Big Lot of Mill=Ends that
We will Run at the Following Prices:
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?2000 yards 5-cent Outing at,. 3c. ^ A big lot, of Ladies' Hats 25% less than
2000 yards 7 and 8-cent Outing at . 5c.
1000 yards 25-cent Fancy Jacquards at 19c.
A big lot of Jackets less than value.
A big lot of Quilts and Blankets less than
m/ sa' va- j^ 111y_L.' *' -1^v*/ v*?'s 1'vg"" 1.' VA. VX '? A. JlmJ?' Jl.rjL 'J,,,f' ;t,' .ft.' '.1. VJL'? Ilmi
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You didn't know that the term New York cost docs not figure in the values we are offering because we bought them less than
cost, and therefore give you the advantage of it. Now you know. Call quick and avoid the rush, as all will be put
on sale as fast as they arrive.
We expect the largest business* this month of any December of our exist
ence. We know what you want, and we have it! We know what's
a fair price, and we charge it. We know what value is, and we
A big lot of Ladies' Skirts 25% less than
A big lot of Ladies' Suits 25% less than
Famous Underbuyers and Underdellers of Merchandise,
// is not the rule to find
paints put up full measure.
Most of them are put up in
short 7)ieasurc?the cans are
small and not full.
But every can and pail of
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT
It means that vou 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
BROOKS & JONES
Besides Handling These
Sell XVhal Is
The Best at
Best Figjiu'es in-(ill
It will pay you to see
us about wire Fencing.
BROOKS & JONES,
Lauf?118? S? C,
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 standout' long, hot
summers without turning into
dust or scaling oil".
There's only one Make of Paint
iWhich can and will stand the Test!
The namo of that "make" is OUKS.
Tho name of that "Brand" is OUU.
O'Connor & Sciiwiikiis Prepared Paints.
fcjT Ono gallon will cover from *275 to ll?O squaro feet- tv
side, and compared with the highest priced and best Paints y<
brand will last from two to ten times as long. Wo havo mad'o|
That's tho i-oason wo don't feel unoasy when wo say "Guarant
Color Card and pricos await your domand.
O'Connor & Schweers Pai
Office and Salesroom 841 Broad, St.
Factory 844 and 840 1 toj nolds, St.