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Two Young Men Shot in
WEltE NOT KILLED.
Were Making Music for
Their AI lent Ions Were Unwelcome and
They Wcro Greeted with a Shot
lien and Freoman Epps, sons of
I.andruin Epps, were seriously shot
last week, four miles north of Ma
rietta, in Greenville county, while sere
nading Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bishop,
who wero married on the previous at
Hoary 1'aco, father of the bride, en
tertained the newly married couple at
hid home. About 9 o'clock at night a
parly of young men in the community,
who were not included among the in
vited guests, visited Mr. Paoe's resi
dence and bogan a serenade. Shortly
afterward* an inmate of the house
walked to the piazza and emptied two
loads of shot in the Bpps brothers.
Tho wounds have proven very painful,
but tho prospects are that the young
men will recover.
MULE SAVED LIVES.
Tho Intelligence of the Animal Shown
By dashing half a mile down a gang
way in the Powderly mine alone, at
Wilkesbarre, Pa., a mule saved the life
of Charles Garden lust week and made
his driver, Henry Jones, a hero.
Carden fell from a car, broke a leg
and rolled into a flooded mine hole,
where he would have drowned had not
Jones, leaning far ovor, grasped his
collar. Jones could not pull himself out,
however, and, at a loss how to give
tho alarm, ordered his mule down the
gang.vay at top speed.
Tho intelligent animal dashed away,
the men at tho top of the shaft were
alarmed, and rushed up the gangway
to see what had become of the driver.
Thoy quickly found Cardeu and res
Fine Euoiigh for Wedding Cake
Or any other cake?and still the best
ilour for bread, biscuit and everything
elso. That's what "Clifton" flour Is,
an all round Ilour that will never disap
point you no matter what you use it
for. Buy it and try it. M. H. Fowler
and T. N. Barksdale sell it in Laureus.
Ask your grocor about "Fewer gal
lons; wears longer."
one cent a word.
WANTED ? FAITHFUL PERSON
io travel for well establUhed house in
a few counties, calling on retail mer
chants and agent*. Local territory.
Salary $1.02-1 a year and expenses,
payable $10.70 a week in cash and ex
penses advanced. Position permanent.
Business successful and ruBhing. Stand
ard House, 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
Is Venr Flour Stickyl
Is tho flour you have been using I
sticky? Does it make poor bread and
heavy cako and pastry ? If so, try a |
sack of -'Clifton" next time. No dam
aged wheat used in making this flour
For sale by M. H. Fowler and T. N.
Sale of Real Estate
By virtuo 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 tho highest bid
der on Monday, Salosday in January,
1903. being tho 5th day of the 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 tho residence of the late
B. W. Ball, containing from 70 to 80
acres, more or less, bounded on the
east by the Greenville and Laurens
branch of the Charleston and Western
Carolina Hallway, on the south by
Hampton street, lands of H. Y. Simp
son. Sam Fowler and others, on the west
by lands of H. Y. Simpson. Jim Brock
man and others and on the north by
lands of Mrs. N. J. Holmes and T. E
Todd, on tho waters of North Fork
Creek. The improvements inolude 16!
room brick, stone and cement house,
three two-room tenant bouses, one brick
servants' bouse, briok two room storage
house, large two story frame barn and
smaller outhouses, garden, flower gar
don and orchard. Considerable portion
of tho land is wooded.
Terms: Not less than $2,600 cash,
balance in four equal annual install
ments secured by bond and mortgage of
purchaser at seven per 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,
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take care of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
in making, and if you bale your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks etc., at the proper
time you not only save room and: time,
but you save 33 per cent of the nutrl
olous matter that evaporates when it is
not baled. The
Kyle Hay Press
fills a long felt want with farmers. It
is the best yet made. The opinion
seems to be unanimous that the KYLE
HAY PRESS is unexcelled by any
press on the market. It is going to
the front, already a great number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try it to be pleased. It is easy oper
ated by 2 men and horse. It isoheap.
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted. It Is the only press
that can be made or repaired on the
farm, it has no casting to break and
cause long delay. No other press has
this advantage. It is the only press
that the farmer can afford to buy, it
Says for Itself out of the first crop,
very farmer can own his own press,
and bale his hay at the proper time.
A. L. HUDGBN8,
Laurens, 8. C.
See Davis, Roper & Oe.'s special ad
for New Year.
Mr. J. W. Lottk, the popular Cllntoa
bachelor, was in tho city last week.
See Davis, Roper & Co. New Year
Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, after a visit to
tha family of her son, Mr. J. Q.
Brown, returned fo Cross Hill last
Como Next Week.
The Adveutiser expeots to have
next week some handbomo calendars
for 1903, to be distributed among its
friends and subscribers.
Have You a Critical Eye!
Things made of "Clifton" flour pre
sent an appearance that will charm
your critical eye and at the same time
you will have tho satisfaction of know
ing that in this flour none of tho help
ful strengthening elements of the
wheat have been lost. Try this flour
and be convinced. For sale in Laurens
by M. H. Fowler and T. N. Barksdalo.
CHRISTMAS AT WHITE HOUSE.
How the Roosevelts Enjoyed tho Urcat
The President's family were all to
gether at the White House to spend
Christmas. They did not have a tree,
but each hung presents in the morning
in the library. Tbey all went to Cape.
Cowles's houst ?o n?.o luncheon with
the Captain and Mrs. Cowles. Mrs.
Cowles Is the president's sister. In the
afternoon tho President and Mrs.
Roosevelt went riding. Dinner was
served in the State dining room in the
The President presented turkeys to
the employees of tho While House.
MR. J. W. KELLETT DEAD.
He Passed Away Here on Last Wed
Mr. John W. Kollett, whose Illness
was noted in last Wednesday's Adver
tiser; died at the home of Mr. William
P. Childress on Wednesday night. Mr.
Kellett was one of the leading men of
Fountain Inn and he was known and
liked in his home community and
throughout this county and Greenville.
Ho was a big-hearted, courageous man
of flue sense, a hard worker and useful
among his fellow men. His death is a
great loss. Ho was etlll In the prime
of life, about 48 years old.
FARMERS PLAN COMBINE.
They Expect to Control Prices on Cat
tle aud drain.
To promote co-operation among
American farmers and stockmen, ob
tain profitable prices for cattle and
grain and secure equitable rates of
transporation, the National Society of
Equity of North America was incor
porated at Indianapolis, Indiana, last
J. A. Everett, of Indianapolis, is
president. He said: "A complete sys
tem of crop reporting will be main
tained through an ofliolal organ. Know
ing the amount of crops produced and
the consumption from past exper
iences, an equitable minimum price
will be fixed by the directors of the na
tional body and reported at once to all
parts of the country. Once fixed, the
price will rule on that crop for the
Oures Cancer aud Blood Poison.
If you have blood poison producing
eruptions, pimples, ulcers, swollen
glands, bumps and rising?, burning
itobing skin, copper-colored spots or
rash on the skin, mucous patches
mouth or throat, falling hair, bone
pains, old rheumatism or foul catarrh
take Batonie Blood Balm (B. B. B.) It
kills the poison In the blood; oures all
sores, eruptions hea1, hard swellings
subside, aohes and pains stop and
perfect cure is mado of the worst cases
of Blood Poison.
For cancers, tumors, swellings, eat
ing sores, ugly ulcers, persistent pim
ples of all kinds, take B. B. B. It de
stroys the cancer poison in the blood,
heals cancer of all kinds, cures the
worst humors or suppurating ?w?lb
ings. Thousands cured by B. B. B. af-?
tor all else fails. B. B. B. is composed
of pure botanic ingredients. Improves
the digestion, makes the blood pure
and rich, stops the awful itching and
all sharp, shooting pains. Thoroughly
tested for thirty years. Druggists |1
per bottle, with complete directions
home cure. Sample free and prepaid
by writing Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
Ga. Desoribe trouble and free medloal
advice also sent in sealed letter. Sold
in Laurens by B. F. Posey.
The Opportunity for new subscribers
to get The Advertisers free, or the
Twice A Week News and Courier free,
is still open.
The News and Courier will print all
the legislative proceedings in detail.
The new subscribers to The Adver
tiser will get this for nothing, for
The News and Courier, twice a week,
I coats a dollar a year.
The Advertisbr costs a dollar a
I year. You save the price of one,
Tnis offer, both for a dollar, cannot
be kept open very long. It will not be
repeated next winter,
The Advebtjser's sole purpose is
j to mak) a large and quick increase to
its list of subscribers. That is why
this unusual offer is made. Of course
itoan only be temporary, We could
not afford these prices eqcept for a
Therefore, if yon want to take ad
| vantage of it, you must act quick.
Ask your Minister about "Fewer gal
! Ions; wear* long??* " >*
It Almost Ran Into Ob
?AVE A WARNING.
Horse and Baggy on a
Two Hundred and Fifty Persons were
on Doard sad Their Escape was a
Two hundred and fifty passengers of
the West Shore Atlantic express were
saved from a horrible death by the
presence of mind of a young Indian,
near Akron, N. J., last week. The
train is one of the heaviest run on the
road, consisting of nine heavy coaches
and baggage cars.
Its f scores of passenger* were sleep
ing soundly or riding in comfort with
no premonition of danger, when sud
denly, near Akron, N. Y., the train
was stopped. As Engineer MoMullen
approached the long trestle near Akron
a light swung from tbo darkness. He
leaned from tbe cab and caught the
sound of a voloe shouting in the dis
tance. His hand flew to the throttle
and as quick as possible brought tbe
train to a standstill.
On the narrow trestle ahead was a
horse and buggy. To have run into it
would Li/-v6 meant derailment for the
The rig belonged to Dr. Wheeler, an
aged veterinary surgeon of Akron. He
was asleep in the buggy and his horse,
in trying to orosa the trestle had fallen,
bis legs going down between the ties.
While in this oondltion the rig and
its driver were discovered by Abner
Jamison, an Indian boy. He at once
realized tbe seriousness of the situation
and hastened up the track to stop the
approaching express. Fortunately, he
had a lantern in bis hand and its rays,
as he swung it across the track, brought
the train to a standsill.
The passengers poured from the
cars. Jamison kept modestly in the
background and claimed no partioular
credit for his act. When the roal dan
ger was learned, however, and the
passengers saw how narrowly tbey had
escaped, the young man was sought out
and a handsomo purse made up for
him. The train had stopped within a
few feet of the obstruction.
In removing the horse from his pre
dlcamedt It became necessary to kill
STORY WELL TOLD.
Composition Written by Miss Stella
Dial of Itapley.
The following composition was sub
mitted in The Advertiser's contest
by Miss Stella Dial of tbe Bapley
School. It did not win the prize but it
is a good narration of the Discovery of
DISCOVERY OF AMERIOA
Nearly fourteen hundred and fifty
years after the birth of Christ Colum
bus was born in Genoa, Italy. He was
a bright boy and learned everythh?
he could, but he liked more than any
thing else to hear about strango lands
and to study such maps as he could get.
There was a great astronomer in
Italy named Toscamolll. He gave Co?
lumbus a map which showed that Asia
could be reached by sailing iO the
A great many ships came to Genoa
and Columbus would go down to the
wharves and talk with the sailors and
ask them questions about all tbe land
they had visited.
Columbus wished to be a sailor and
when he was only thirteen his father
got him a place on a ship.
For some two hundred years before
the days of Columbus the people were
trading with India. But when Colum
bus was a boy the Turks were trying to
keep the people of Europe from trading
in India and the people were anxious to
find a way to get there without having
the Turks to trouble tbem.
Columbus was a very poor man and
could not himself provide for such a
voyage. He therefore tried to pur
suade some of the Kings of Europe to
help him. Re first applied to King
John of Portugal. King John without
letting Columbus know it sent out an
expedition to see if he was telling the
truth. As the expedition returned in a
few dayB and reported that India
couldn't be reached by sailing West,
King John would not help him.
Columbus visited Spain to get help
and applied to King Ferdinand and
Queen Isabella. Ferdinand did pot
think that India could bo reached by
?ailing to the West. But Isabella, a
good and noble lady, listened to What
Columbus had to say and though she
could see no reason in what he said)
she had a notion that he might be
right. She told King Ferdinand that
sbo would sell her jewels to fit out an
expedition for Cohunbus.
Columbus obtained three little ships,
the Pinta, the Nina and the Santo Ma,
p)a. With those little ships and ninety
men he sailed from Palos in ?palu?
Columbus bad a olose watoh kept on
the Pinta and early one morning the
watchman cried out "land! land!!"
Sure enough there lay a beautiful
green coast before them.
Columbus continuing his voyage dis
covered the large islands of Cuba and.
Columbus was received with rejoic
ing. King Ferdinand and Queen Isa
bella made a great fuss over him and
gave hirp many fine titles and rewards.
But sad to say because he could not
bripg tbe people ships loaded with
gold he was thrown into prison and
died In a short time and never knew hp
had discovered a new world* And to
day no one knows bis burial place.
1 ? ? ? .?
Ask your doctor about "Fewer gal
lons; wears longer."
Pictures, out-glass, fancy china,
lamps, silver goods Morris chairs,
dressing tables, desks, rockers, rugs, in
great variety; prices right. See us for
holiday goods. 8. M. * E.H. Wilkes.
For a Cough or Cold Put a
On Your Chest
T- Everybody knows that a Porous
Plaster is the best remedy for a
cough or a cold, an ache or a pain.
Nearly everybody knows that
REX is the best Porous Plaster.
\ Try it 1' The attachment will be
^S^r- ^pou ?alb by f
Laurens Drug Co,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OP LAUREN8.
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. 0. Moon and Isabella Manley Plain
tiffs, against Sarah Henderson, Henry
Young Spoon and his heirs, names
and residences unknown, Lulu Smith,
Viney Spoon, Isaao Spoon, Mil
ton Spoon, William Spoon, Pres
ton E. Spoon, James D. Spoon, Ora L.
T?te, Los Spoon, Hampr Spoon, Mar
garet Spoon, Franols Spoon and L. C.
Dorroh, as Administrator of Lucinda
Wadle Hill, Defendants.?Summons
for Relief.?(Complaint not Served.)
To the Defendants above named.
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complant in thi;t
action, which w?;s qn. Nofprpuer 20th
1902, died In the oflioe of the Cl> rk of
toe Court of Common Pleas, for the
said County, and to serve a copy of your
answer to the said complaint on the
subscriber at his office at Laurens C.
H., South Carolina, within twenty days
after the service,hereof, exclusive of
the day of such service', and if you fall
to answer the complaint within the
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this ac
tion will apply to the Court for the re
lief demanded in the complaint.
Dated Nov. 29th A. D;
J*?, F. Bcuvr,
0. o. o. p.
P, P. MOGOWAN,
Dec. 2, 1902-et,
Vf. b. knight. r.tc. babb.
KNIGHT & BABB,
Atomeys at Law.
tfiT Will practloe in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
I business intrusted to them.
Offlos up-atalrs, Simmons' Building.
I have opened, a Restaurant in the
Babb Building for WHITE PEOPLE
EXCLUSIVELY. Prompt and Firstr
class service assured. Meals, 25 cents
at Restaurant or sent to offices. Fresh
Oysters on band.,
_On Harper Street.
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small oost. No com
mission. Apply to
C. D. Barkedalk, Ativ ,
Laurens, 8. O.
Dr. W. H, DIAL,
No. 110 W. Main St.
Special Attention Given Women
Offioe hour* in the oity from 10 a. mi
I to 4 p. m.. 'Pbone^Resldenes No. fl.
NOW FOR ANOTHER PRIZE.
Open to all Children Under Ten
The Advertiser now offers a prize
for the third time fur school composi
The next prize of ono dollar will be
given to the pupils under 10 yours
old and the compositions must be
received In this oflloe by Monday, Jan.
12 at 5 P. M.
The Advertiser therefore asks
each teacher to read this an
nouncement and co-operate with Thb
Advertiser In the scheme to give
the Echool 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 subjeot may be chosen .
The composition must be handed the
teacher by the pupil. The teaoher will
then number or mark it keeping a re
cord of the number or mark. Ue will
then send it to The Advertiser with
out the name of tho writer but with the
sohool mark. The teacher mu?t 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 ?he lives must bo a
subscriber to The Advertiskr. How
ever, compositions may be sent by pu
pils whose parents are not subscriber?
?but they will not be entitled to
prizes. If a composltU n by such a pu
pil. Is the best it will be so announced
and it will bo printed, but no prize will
be 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., eccond and third honora
ble mention, each may be printed with
the writer's name.
The editor of The Advertiser will
be the judge. He will grade the com
positions though without knowing
tho names of the writers.
Compositions 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 Advertiser. The teacher will
always state that the writer is within
the 8ge 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?the compositions for tho
first offer must be jeeeeived not later
than January 12, 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, capitalizatoin, neatness
and grammar will be considered.
Again The Advebtiser hopes that
teachers throughout tho county will
talk the proposition over with the
children and help to interest them.
Children from any school except
those in college departments may con
THE WEELITTLES AT VIENNA ARSENAL.
FIND THJBJ AU8TWAN GUARD.
or parsonage or institution support
ed by voluntary contribution will bo
given a liberal quantity of tho Long
man & Martinez Paints whenevor
1 Notk:?This has been our custom
for twenty-seven years; anv buildiDg
not satisfactorily painted, will bo re
painted at our expense; about one gnl
ion of Llnseod Oil to be added to every
?gallon of gallon of paint to make ready
or use; ii's mixed in two minutes, and
cost of the paint thereby mado loss in
price than any other, yearly product
over one million gal'ons,
Longman & Martinez.
Sole Agents W. L Hoyd, Laurens, S.
O ;J. C. Hutchinson, Cross Hill, S C.
B. H. Welch.
A. C Todd.
John so ne, Welch & Todd,
Will Practice in all Courts, Stato and
Fedoral. Office, Law Range.
Laurens, S. C,
Loans on llcal Estate
For a series of years at 8 por cent;
straight interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land is assessed for taxation.?
Ferguson & Featherstone.
8 Gif^ef file,
The best on the market!
For sale at
Laurens 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 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 Testl
Tho name of that "make" is OURS.
Tho name of that "Brand" is OUR.
O'Connor & Schwbrrs Pr.bpar.bd Paints.
Ono gallon will cover from 275 to 350 squaro feet?two coats. Side by
side, and compared with the highest priced and bost Paints you can find. Thi8
brand will last from two to ten time' as long. We havo made all those tests?
That's tho reason we don't feol unoasy when we say "Guaranteod."
Color Card and prices await your demand.
O'Connor & Schweers Paint Co.
Olllco and Salesroom 841 Broad, .St.
Factory 844 aud 840 Reynolds, St.
It is not tlie rtde to find
paints put up full measure.
Most of them are put up in
short measure?the cans are
small and not full.
But every can and pail of
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT
It means that you get what
you pay for??/. S", standard
Honest paint?honest in
quality and quantity?pays
best. You're ahvays sure to
get it in
BROOKS & JONES
Besides Handliug These
Sell What ii
T/ve Best at
Best Figures in all
sold nv i
rt will pay you "to see
us about, wire Fencing.
BROOKS & JONES,
Laurens, S. C,
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OP LAUKENS.
In the Court of Common Pleas.
By virtue of the decree of the Court
of Common Pleas for said county and
state, in the case of Hellams and Gray
against H. G. Prior and OvtlQrgwi
I will sell at publip outpry to the
highest bidder a,t Lau'reng Court House,
South Carolina, on talesday in Jan
uary next, during the legal hours of
sale, all that traot or paroel of lan*
containing One Hundred and 7'nirty
five acres, more or le*?, situate in the
county of Laurene, State aforesaid,
bounded by lands of E, S. Patterson, II.
E. and W. S. Qray, being the tract
whereon ft. Q. Prior resides.
Toras?Qne-halt of the purchase
monoy cash, the balance with interest
from day of sale, on & credit of 12
month?, secured by a bond of the pur
chaser and mortgage of the premises,
with leave to purohaser to pay all
cash. Purchaser to pav for papers.
Thomas j. Duorktt,
Sheriff L C.
Dec. 6, 1002-4t.
THAT COSTS LITTLE.
It keeps time, pleases
the eye and leans lighty
on the pocket book,
that look like marble,.strikes the
hours on a musical gong-bell and
the half hours on a tinkling cup
bell; is tastefully decorated in
gilt scrolls, and has a face that
reflects the beauty and worth of
the movement behind it.
ONLY J4600 REMEMBER
We have some $2.50 to $25.00
Call and see them and get your
choice before the line is broken.
A Unique and
[ Jewelers and Opticians.
TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS
The Twicc-A-Week News and Courier and The Advertiser will be sent to any New Subscriber
to The Advertiser until January ist, 1904 for One Dollar cash.
The regular price of the Twice-A-Week News and Courier, except through The Advertiser,
is One Dollar a year. The News and Courier contains.
AH News of The Legislature,
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.
This Offer May be Withdrawn at Any Time Without Notice,
'The Advertiser will send the Twice-A-Week News and Courier tc 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 wi"th
The News ancj Courier