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Accident and Sickness Insurance!
j. Y. Garlinoton & Co.
Form a New Habit*
jDor.'l give your trade to any drug storo
simply through habit. Wo think
there aro good reasons why wo
should have your trade.
Try us the next time
you want drugs and
soe whother It
will not nay
[to come hero again. Come only as long
as you can lind reasons for coming.
DODSON'S DRUG STORE,
_Under Den-Dolla Hotel.
LAURBNS, S. O. WEDNESDAY. JAN. 7. 1?03.
Starts in Dry Room and
THE TAUSE UNKNOWN.
Effective Work of the Fire
Injuries to Building and Machinery by
Water nnd Flames are Considers
hie?Another Little Blaze.
About 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon
?re broke out lb tbo "dry" room of the
Laurens Steam Laundry, in East Main
street and did considerable damage to
the flooring and interior fittings and
machinery before It could be exting
uished. The loss, which has not been
accurately ascertained, is covered by
The three Are companies responded
quickly to the alarm and in 15 minutes
or less had tho Are out. The emoke
from the building was intense and it
was with diffloulty that the firemen
could approach near enough to work
successfully. Tho building is of brick.
Tho cause of the Ire is unknown, fur
ther than It was probably asoidontal.
At o'clock Snturday morning a
cottage belonging to Martin Mills in
'Possum Hollow, Inhabited by *nder
spn MiLner, colored, caught fire, and
tho hlav.e*fe*s quickly extinguished by
the department, with small damage to
-The firm of W. L. Gray & Co. has
beendlesolvod. See advertisement. Mr.
W, L. Gray is conducting the business
Here's a Chance.
Tim Advurtiskk would like to have
an active agent and 'correspondent at
' Clinton and would pay a small salary.
Application should be by letter only.
NOTICE STOCKHOLDERS MEETING
Tho regular annual meoting of tho
shareholders in 'I ho National Bank of
Laurens S. C,, for the olection of Di
rectors will bo held at their Banking
House on Tuesday, January 13, 1903.
Jno. A. Barksdale,
Hiss Annie Oilkerson has returned
from the Converse Business College.
Mr. B. L. Henderson was in town
Mrs. R. P. Milam and ohildron have
returned from a visit to Fairdeld.
Messrs. L. W. Ramage and J. A.
Franks have returned from Kentucky.
Mrs. J. J. Pluss spentChrlstmas with
friends in Alken and Augusta.
Hon . R. Wistar Nichols was in town
Mr. S. Prior Babb has gone to Mis
sissippi on a visit to relatives.
Col. \\ barton was in the city Mon
Mr. R. A. Cooper went to Columbia
Mr. W. S Gray of Woodruff was in
Mr. Watts Hairston of Goldville was
Mre. J. W. Clark has returned to Un
ion after a visit to Mrs. C. E. Gray.
Mies Johnson of Spartanburg has
been visiting Mrs. W. E. Lucas.
Miss Mariegene Calne bas been vis
iting friends in Newberry.
Miss Mary Boyd will ontortain the
Mystic Club Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Oscar Wilson has returned from
Mr. J. P. Stewart of Dials township
and his son, Mr. F. J. Stewart, were
Miss Etta Lee of McCormlck has ac
cepted a position In the Laurens Cot
ton M ilia School*.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hudgons and
Miss Emma Hudgons have been visit
ing relatives in Honea Path.
Mr. L. N. Owens, is now clerking
for R. P. Mllam & Co., and will be
glad to have his friends call.
At the Cotton Mill.
Mr. R. H. Donaldion Is authorized to
take subscriptions to The Advertiser
and will bo The Advertiser's corres
pondent at the Laurens Cotton Mills.
Watch Davis, Roper & Co.
Mrs. P. A. Simpson entertained the
Married Ladies Club last Thursday af
tornoon. The program was interest
ingly oarried out. Delioious refresh
ments were served.
The entertainment by Col. Copeland,
under the auspices of the Laurens Ly
ceum, last night was keenly enjoyed.
Col. Copeland is a humorUt of great
Little was Sold.
A great crowd came to town Monday.
Sheriff Duokett so!d 185 acres in tho
oase of Gray & Hellams vs. Prior for
$650. The Ball residence in this city
was bid by tho executors and Is still of
fered at private rale.
Mrs. Sara Cheek Bead.
Mrs. Sara Cheek, wife of Mr. W. A.
Chook, died near Princeton last Wed
nesday. Six daughters and seven sonB
and her husband survive. She was 65
years old . Mrs. Oheok was an excel
lent and lovable lady greatly esteemed
in her community. The family have
Chapter Elects Officers.
The Royal Arch Masons of Laurens
have eleoted the following officers:
R. H. Hudgens,E. H. P.
W. D. Ferguson, K.
F. M. Smith, S.
M. L. Nash, C. of H.
R. E. Babb, P. S.
C. M. Miller, R. A. Capt.
W. B. Sloan, R. V. Irby and L. D.
Pitts, Ms. of V.
W. P, Caine, Seoretary.
M. H. Fowler, Treasurer.
W. M. Irby, Sentinel.
They Will Serve Laurens Council, No.
24 Junior Order U. A. M.
Laurens Lodge, Junior Order United
American Mechanics, has elected the
W. J. Benjamin, Counsellor.
E. L. Martin, Assistant Counsellor.
W. J. Sanders, Recording Secretary.
W. J. Sloan, Asst. Recording Sec'y.
R. S. Templeton, Financial Sec'y.
T. C. Lucas, Treasurer.
G. P. Smith, Past Counsellor.
This Order is one of the strongest in
the city. It has nearly 100 members
and they are a first-rate set of men who
take a lively Interest in the work.
Tho Order is doing a great deal of
Marriage of a Popular Pair of Young
People Last Week.
At noon on the last day of the old
year, Miss Ida Fuller and Mr. John W.
Davis were married at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Fuller, in this city. The oeremony
was performed by Rev. N. J. Holmes,
the unole of the bride, assisted by Rev.
John D. Pitts. Only the families and
a few iuilmate friends of the bride and
groom were present.
Tho bride . is one of tue most at
tractive and popu'ar young ladies of
Laurens. She is a member of of one
of the old and prominent families of
the city and her olrolo of friends is a
Mr. Davis is the eldest son of Hon.
John C. Davis and Mrs. Davis. He is a
grandson of Col. J. Wash Watts. He
is engaged in planting in Hunters
township and hat been very successful.
He is one of the most popular young
men in his part of the county.
After the wedding Mr. and Mrs.
Davis left for Florida. Returning, they
will live at Mr. Davis plantation.
SELLING HIGH GRADE GOODS.
RoT8tci'8 Gaano and Acids-Ober &
Sons Cot's Guanos.
Dr. W. 0. Irby this season is again
soiling Royater's aoids and guanos and
Obor & Sons Co.'s guanos. Dr. Irby
has bandied these goods for a number
of years and they have given universal
satisfaction to the Laurens farmers.
The thrifty farmer is always careful
in buying his fertilizer?his tonic for
the soil. Royster and Ober & Son Co.
have earned reputations for reliable
goods too valuable to throw away and
the farmers of Laurens who have here
tofore bought them through Dr. Irby
know that they can be depended upon,
Dr. Irby is well known throughout
the county and farmers know him to
be a fair and square man to deal with.
His advertisements appears elsewhere.
Tho Climax Capper.
Mr. Pink Cannon touchos the top
notoh in raising potatoes of tho pump
kin yam variety. The specimen he
brought to town Monday weighed over
18 pounds when it came out of the hill
and Monday it weighed 10 pounds
three ounce:*. It came out of the
ground some weeks ago and is now
quite dry; hence loss in weight.
In tho article on the first column of
the third page of this paper, tho bank
statement printed in this issuo is re
ferred to as of the National Bank. Re
ference to tho statement itself will
show that it should have boon the Peo
ple's Loan and Exchange Hank, the
compositor having simply placed the
sentence, in the wrong paragraph. The
statement of the National Bank pub
lished some week* ago show a decided
increase In the deposits and this state
ment of the People's Loan and Ex
change Bank shows a great increase
that its deposits aro larger than ever,
Uouo to Mississippi.
Mr. Thomas Peterson who has been
with Gray & Shoaloy for several years
has gone to Mississippi where ho will
live in future with his uncle, Mr. R.
Peterson, at Concordla. Mr. Peterson
is a oapltal young busir ss man and
bis leaving Laurens is r 'tod. Luck
A negro girl attached to the Old
Plantation of the Layton Carnival
Company, and a Laurcns negress who
joined the Show here, were arrested in
Newberry by Chief Hughes, charged
with forging a check on a Laurcns
bank. The two girls wore brought
here, but the matter was settled. Tho
mother of the Laurens negress, whoso
name was forged, withdrew the proso
It's going to happen. Watch us.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Watch Davis, Roper & Co.
High Class Fertilizer.
The intelligent farmer is careful to
know wbat ho is buying when he gets
his Fertilizer supply.
I am offering Royster's Guanos and
It is a well known fact that Mr. Roy*
ster uses Fish Scrap entirely for am
moniated goods. He us-*s no cotton
seed meal. These goods have been
used for several years in Laurens
County and havo given ui.ivera.il satis
faction. Royster's acids aro Second to
I am also handling the celebrated
Ober &]Sons Co.rs. guanos which are too
well known to Lauruns farmers to need
These goods a man can conscien
tiously commend as being a I that is
claimed for them.
\ shall be glad to have your orders
W. O. IRBY.
WAS DECIDED SUCCESS.
Pretty -Musical Eutertaiument at Gray
Court Last Week.
Gray Court, Jan. 6.?The enter
tainment given by Mrs. Jones, music
teacher of tho Graycourt-Owings Instit
uto on tho 23rd ult., was a decided suc
cess. The solo sung by Miss Ethol
Cheek, tho eight year old daughter of
Mr. W. R. Cheek, was splendid. Tho
motion song by tho primary department
was good. Tho Tinker song by Mr.
Clyde Curry with tho chorus by twelve
young men was fine. The Fan Drill and
tho song, Wake The Christmas Bolls
are Ringing! by twolvo young ladies,
led by Miss Nannie McCain, was much
After tho concert was over each of
tho faculty was the recipient of a nico
present. Mr. Archie Willis in a few
well chosen words presented Prof Jones
a splendid chair, on behalf of tho
eighth, ninth und tenth grades.
Miss Annie Willis on behalf of the
fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grade,
presented to Prof Rico a beautiful wa
Mrs. Jones, music teacher, received a
nice lamp and Miss Annie Putman,
teacher of the primary department,
was presented with an elogant sot of
Prof, and Mrs. Rico returned from
their holiday outing on Thursday last.
Prof, and Mrs. Jones came back on last
Saturday. Exercises of the school wore
resumed on last Monday. Among the
now boarding pupils we note Miss Dora
Cokor, at Prof. Rico.
Mrs. J. N. Wright and daughter,
Miss Lutie Wright, woro hero for tho
Mr. 'J. T. Peden. who has has boon
sick for tho past throe weeks is im
Mr. William Greor, a poominont
business man of Yokum, Texas, vis
ited his sister, Mrs. J. D. Stone, here
M iss Eula Check, after spending the
holidays at home hero, returned on last
Monday to Limestone College.
Misses Carrio Peden and Mary Gar
rison have returned to Chicora .
Miss Luna Stone visited at William
ston last week.
Mr. L. 55. Wilson, who has been away
for four or five years has returned and
will run his father's farm this year.
Wo wish that everybody in the county
could have hoard tho mis'sionery ser
mon preabhed in tho Dorroh Church on
lust Sunday from the text: "Give yo
thorn to eat" by Rev. W. II. Hudson,
missionary to C hina. Mr. Hudson hav
ing been in China for eight years is now
spending his vacation in visiting the
churches in this country and proaohing
to thorn on the cause that his wholo
heart is in in.
Election For Colonel of Laurens Kcgi
ment, U. C. V.
Headquarters Second Brigade,
South Carolina Division, U.C.V.
Aiken, 8. C, Jan. 1, 1003.
sfkcial oudkb8, no. 2.
A vacancy having occurred in tho Col
onelcy of tho Laurena Regiment, U. 0.
V., by the death of Col. B. W. Ball, it is
hereby Ordered, that an en election bo
held by the Camps of this Regimont to
till this vacancy during the month of
January, 1002, on euch day as will suit
It is further Ordered, that the returns
of the vote of each Camp be forwarded
to these headquarters on or before Feb.
ruary 1,1003, and that each Camp in ar
rearn pay its dues to the Division Head
quarters before the returns are sent in.
By order of B. H. Tkaoub,
Brig. Gen. Comd'ng 2d Brigade,
(Official.) 8. C. Division U.C.V.
J< 8epb Brun8on,
Headquarters Camp Garlington.
U. C. V.
Laurena, S. C, Jan. 6,1903.
In acoordanco with foregoing Order, is
sued by Brigadier-General B. II. Teaguo,
an election will be hold by Camp Garl
ington on tho fourth Saturday, being the
24th day of tho present month, January,
1903, at 11 o'clock, to fill tho vaoanoy
caused by tho death of Col. B. W. Ball.
By Order of
T. B. Crews,
B. W*. Lanford, Commander.
O. E. GRAY.
1st Ward?John Y. Garlington.
2nd Ward?E. W. Martin.
3rd Ward?Dr. T. C. Lucas.
4th Ward?Clarence Babb.
6th Ward?Dr. G. O. Albright.
0th Ward?W. R. Richoy.
The following are placed in nonlma
tion for Aldermen:
let Ward?W. P. Childress.
2nd Ward?W.H. Washington.
3rd Ward?W. A. Watts.
The greatest thing for the people.
i Davis, Roper & Co.
Laurens Man Lands a
Believed That Senate will
Crum, the Negro Doctor, 1$ Mndo Col
lector of the Port of Charleston?
Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue
J. Dunk Adams, formerly of Laurens,
was appointed Monday U. S. marshal
for the district of South Carolina by
the president. On same day, Monday,
Crum, the negro doctor, was appointed
collector of the port of Charleston. The
impression is that Adams will be oon
flrmed by tho senate without serious
opposition but Senator Tillman will op
pose the confirmation of Crum.
The marshalship is worth about
$5,000 a year, It Is tho best of tho fed
eral offices except tho judgeships and
it has a great deal of patronage. The
duties in general corresponds thoso
to those of sherifi' of state courts.
Everything possible was dono to pre
vent the appointment of the mulatto
Crum. His place Is worth about $ 1,600
a year. Roosevelt seems bont on pet
ting the negro and ('ruin's appointment
is intended to please tho negro vote in
the Northern states.
Dunk Adams' appointment will please
a number of friends In this county.
Since a Ropupllcan had to be named,
the people of Laurena for the most
part are Batlsfiod that Adams was se
lected. He is at least as good as the
Republicans had In stock for the job,
and personally has somo good strohg
?For Colonel of Laurens Regiment, U.C.V.
Major Robert N. Cuningham, Com
mander Camp C. R. Holmes, is respect
fully suggestedjaa<a, candidate for Colonel
of Laurens fl?pOt, U. C. V., to fill tho
vacancy oauwPjj^tho death of Col. B.
W, Ball. VETKRAN8.
Watch, Davl?, Roper & Co.
Great 1903 Cash-Converting Sale,
J. E. MINTER 6c BRO.'S
It is fairly Shouting now. It looks bigger in January than
in any month of the year. It brings more in return.
Its purchasing power is Greater.
Lots of reasons for this : Christmas shopping generally leaves odds and ends in popular goods, and to convert them into cash, we make unusual reduction. Then, too, we realize that we must make it
mighty attractive for shoppers these days, after holiday buying hns spent its enthusiasm and tightened its purse strings. So we've cut prices as deep as we've dared, to stimulate January
trade. In a word, we have inaugurated the greatest Sale ever held in Laurens?a sale beside which all other sales, past and present, are like a cipher with the rim rubbed oft*
Its purpose is the speedy conversion of our stock into Cash. We are not going Out of business, but we must cle ir away a great deal of pur surplus stock ; must convert it into cash as quickly as possible.
We find we must have room, as new arrivals are constantly coming in.
During this Sale, ALL considerations of PROFIT Will be SWEPT ASIDE.
Our Great 1903 Cash-Converting Sale Commences Saturday Morning* Jan. 10th, at 0 o'clock, k
Our sole object is to unload the goods, and the quicker the
better. As little prices mean big sales, little prices and big sales
shall be the order of the day. We hammer down prices to boost
up business. There'? a feast of bargains here for the prudeut
buyer who realizes that the choicest plums are to be had in Jan
Tis' strange but true, that most of us put off buying heavy
clothing'till directly after Christmas. Of course, winter is really
only beginning at this time. The first cold weather is with us,
and there are at least three months more during which the need
of heavy garments will be keenly felt. So we're ready now to
begin unloading our splendid stock of
Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing
and Shoes, Hats, Furnishing Goods
and Dry Goods
ready to dispose of them at rock-bottom figures, and in live very
heart of the season, too.
Cash-Converting Prices on Clothing and Shoes.
The cash-converting sale gets in some of its finest work in our Men's and Boys' Department.
The price-axe cuts deep and clean. Nowhere in Laurens County is to be found such a complete
line of good, serviceable, stylish clothing as we carry, and the prices are within reach of all. We
must muke room for our big line of Spring Clothing. So we have cut the price on every suit in the
house, as these Cash-Converting Prices prove.
The $10 overcoats for men have been cut down to* #7.49. Men's fine suits, used to be $15,
sale figures $11.46. One hundred men's suits $6 to $7; sale price $4.98. Boys' suits $5; sale
figures $3.70. Big lot boys' suits $1.25 to $1.75 to close at 99 cts -per suit.
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This is strictly a Cash Sale. No goods charged to anyone. This is no catch-penny advertise
ment, but the best opportunity ever oft'ered the people of Laurens County to get their winter sup
plies at less than their actual value. We advertise only what we have, but if you delay you may
miss some of the choicest bargains. This sale will continue three weeks, closing Saturday night,
January 31st. We do this in order to give every person irr the county a chance to get the benefit
of this Cash-Converting Sale. Don't miss the biggest sale ever held in this section. We are go
ing to stir up things considerably, and it's up to you to take advantage of this opportunity to make
your money do its most.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
SOME OF OUR CASH-CONVERTING PRICES:
Special Attention Ladies!
1200 yards Embroidery, 2-5
inch wide, ''scooped" from a
Manufacturers Sale. This Em
broidery is cheap at 10 and 20
cents per yard, but it is not in
our line so we let it go at the
sacrifice Price of 5c. Per yard.
The 4irst to come get the
Two Thousand yards best all
wool Jeans worth 40 cts to go at
25ctS per yard.
Fifteen yards?Fruit of Loom
or Androscogao Bleach $1.00
Twenty-five yards Sea Island
Two Thousand yards Bleach
ing worth 7 cts to go at 5 CtS
Two Hundred yards best all
wool Jeans worth 33 1-3 cts to go
at 24cts per yard._
Venetian Cloth (popular col
ors; to go at 39ctS per yard.
Seven Hundred pairs of socks
3 cents per pair.
One case heavy underwear
50 cents ; Cash-converting price
Fifteen pairs North Carolina
Blankets $3.50 value, Cash-con*
verting price $2.30 Pcr Pair