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WORK OF BIBLE AND MISSIONARY
INSTITUTE FOR THE YEAR PAST.
What Has Been Accomplished in At
lanta?Review Written by Rev. N.
J. Holmes formerly of Laurens.
Below Is published the annual re
view of the bible and Missionary In
stltute of Atlanta. Rev. N. J. Holmes,
formerly of this eity, is at the head of
the institute aud the review of the
work was written by him for an At
Mr. Holmos is an earnest, zealous
Christian worker aud he has accom
plished and is accomplishing great
good for tho cause of Christianity. Tho
review will bo road with interest by
tho people of Laurens, city and county,
all of whom have the deepest respect
for his ofTorts In his chosen work, bo
cause thoy know him and believe in his
WORK OF TUE INSTITUTE.
As the year is drawing to a oloso wo
feel that it would be pleasing to our
Heavontly Father and interesting to
tho frlonds of tho Bible and Mission
ary Institute of Atlanta to give some
thing of a summary of the Lord's deal
ing with us In tho institute.
As previously stated, we felt led of
the Lord at tho beginning of the year
to commit everything oonnected with
the institute into the hands of the Lord
? for his special guldanco and provi
dence. We began the year with tho
determined purpose of contraoting no
debts, of asking no man for anything,
but looking to Ood alone for every
thing. Thore was no church behind
us, no society or organization of any
kind and no man to whom we could
look for any financial support.?
With a family of some fifteen stu
dents who had given themselves to God
and who wore anxious to bo prepared
for his work and who were willing to
Join us in looking to God for their
daily needs, we began the study of the
word of Cod. Wo had only a few dol
lars in hand and a very little in the
pantry, and a monthly-rent of $40.00 to
meot. It was a new experience to us,
and at the beginning a little fear and
trembling came over us, lest we might
fall, but after we began the work
blessed peace and restfulnoss oame in
to our hearts, and we felt assured that
we were In God's plan, and that he
would take oaro of us; and, when the
lust day of the first month came we
had no debt, no money, no provisions
and several new students came in that
day. We had nothing to look to for the
next day but God.
One of the students who oame handed
us $5 saying someone had sent It for mis
sions. We did not catch at the time
what he said about missions and felt
rejoiced feeling that it was for us to
buy bread with. On asking hifn over
again, we found that it was not for us,
but for the Lord's work in the regions
beyond. Our hearts sank somewhat
for a moment, wondering where the
next meal was to come from, but be
fore the time for the meal, God,through
somo other source, supplied a suffi
ciency, and we began another month
trusting God for our dally bread. The
students joined us heartily in prayer
and for the greater part of two or tbree
days we were on our knees pleading
with God for his work.
A blessed uplift of soul and a strength
ening of faith in God for everything
came to us as a result of those days
with God. On and on he has led us,
provided for us, and the number of
students has gradually increased, and
the work of the institute ha9 gone on
regularly, excepting two months' Va
cation in the year.
We aro now drawing to the close of
the year with a housohold of twenly
flve persons, praising God every day for
his goodness. As we look baok over
the year wo can but thank God from
the depths of our hearts for all trials
and dark paths through which He has
brought us. We are ouly grateful to
our Father for his watchful oare over
ns, but we thank him for the lessons of
f?Uh he baa taught ns. We have been
enabled many times, especially as w<
came to the llgot again from somo dark
placet, to see the hand of God moving
in the manifestations of His providence
as we had never seen it before. He
showed us how closely he watched over
us, now accurately he arranged the de
tails, how minutely he considered the
small things in our life as well as the
greater. He showed us that he knew
when the flour was out, when the
treasury was empty and calculator! just
the time it would take a letter from
some friend whose heart he had
touched, leaving his postoffioe, to reaoh
us just in time for a meal. The stu
dents have been earnest and faithful
in their worts in the study of the word;
God has graciously used them in tent
meetings and mission work during the
We haVe now five or six cottage
prayer meetings in different parts of
the olty, conducted by the students,
every Friday night. In addition to
this we have reoently opened a hall in
connection with the Pentecostal mis
sion in the heart of the olty, where we
have services Sunday afternoon and
night and Thursday night; and in con
nection with this we have street meet
ings Sunday evenings, all ol Which
work has been much blessed of the
Lord. We feel that under the blessing
of God the work is growing and becom
ing more and more established, and wo
are looking to God for greater things
in the coming days, and we pray God
that if Jesus tarries many of his chosen
ones will go out from this plaoe In the
Master's service, not only in this land,
but into the regions beyond,
i We want to say that the institute is
open to those who have given them
selves to God wholly for his service,
and who desire to study the word that
they may be prepared to do the Mas
ter's work, and are willing to join us
in prayer to God for the support of the
We charge no tuition or board. If
thote who feel led to come have any
means of which they can contribute to
their support, we ask the Lord to put it
into their hearts to do so. If they have
no means, we say come in the name of
tho Lord and join us in trusting God
for support. In their preparation for
the Master's service we endeavor to im
press upon them "the fullnesss of the
blessings of Christ;" that the gospel
demands and provides for a real life
and not merely a profession; that holy
living is the foundation of holy teach
ing; that we who preach can only lift
up and establish others in the power of
the gospel, as we ourselves measure up
to its standard. Our prayer is that by
the grace of God we may be enabled to
understand and unfold the possibilities
of the human life under the power of
the gospel of Christ, and realize our
completeness in him, body, soul and
spirit, "till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the- knowledge of
God, unto' a perfect man, unto the
measure of the stature of the fulness of
We desire to express our grateful
thanks to all the people of God who
have contributed in any way to tho
support of this work, and we praise
God for the donations which have come
from them to us; and we earnestly pray
that God may impress upon the hearts
of his people not only this, but all other
Bible institutes for the preparation of
those who are called into His service
at home and to the foreign field. We
earnestly ask a continued interest in tho
prayers of ail those who have known us
in the past and also of those who may
know of the work in the future.
For you never had an opportunity
to accomplish so much with them as
you now have at the
3? Grand Cost-Reduction Sale at j?
Owing to the mild Fall, our trade in heavy Fall and Winter
goods was light, and we have, in consequence, much of the stock
still on hand. Now, in order to turn these goods into cash in the
shortest time possible, we offer everything in Winter Goods at
actual cost, for the next twenty days.
We will include in this sale all heavy Dress Goods. Flannels,
Flannelettes, Outings, Underwear, Millinery, Ladies' Jackets,
Shoes, Boys' C lothing, Blankets, Comforts, Etc.
Heavy Wool Dress Goods worth 5octs at 39 cents.
Heayy Wool Underwear worth 8$cts at 56 cents.
Heavy Fleeced Underwear worth 5octs at 39 cents.
, Heavy Wool Blankets worth $5.00 at $3.98.
Ladies' Jackets worth #8.00 at #5.90.
. Ladies' Dress Shoes worth $3.50 at $1.98.
Men's Heavy Shoes worth $1.25 at .98.
Men's Heavy Shoes worth ?1.50 at $ 1.25.
Boys' School Suits from 98 cents to #3.98.
No Goods will be Charged during
0KF Come and buy where your dollars will go the farthest.
IM IHK CHURCHES.
Church of the Bpiphany, Laurens,
S. C, W. Edward Callender, Minister
in charge. The following services are
held in the above church every Sunday.
10:00 a. nr. Sunday School; 11:00 a. m.
Morning Prayer aud Sermon; 4:00 p. m.
Evening Prayer and Address.
The flr6t series of addresses will be
on the 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 mooting on
Thursday at 7.80 p. m.
Sunday School, Hon. C. C. Feather
stone, Superintendent, at 10 o'olook at
Woman's Missionary Soolety, Mrs. S.
D. Garllngton, 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 service.
First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Robt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
m. and 8:16 p. m., each Sabbath. All
Sunday School, C. W. Tune, Super
intendent, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Prosbyterlan Church,
East End,-Pastor. Preach
ing In Factory Hall ?very
Appointments for North Laurens
Trlnty, 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 11 o'clock,
Dials, Second Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Fourth Sunday, at 5:30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 3d Sunday at 3.30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 4th Sunday at 11 o'olook
a. m. ,
Sunday Schools at each appointmont
ono hoar 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, "the 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. E. C. Watson.
Hurrioane Churoh, 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. Craig, pastor.
Preaohlng on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m.
Sabbath School on 1st and Sud Sun
days at 10 a m., and on 8rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
J. T. Peoek, Supt.
Lanford, Baptist preaching 11 a. m.
Second Sundays by Rev. 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 Church, Rev.
O. L. Jones, supply. Service every 4th
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethel, Second Sunday at 11
o'clock, a. m.
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
S. W. Henry, Pastor.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Rev. R.
B. Vaughn, Pastor?Service on the 1st
Sundav of each month at 11 o 'clock a.
m. ana on Saturday before at 2 o'clock
W. H. Squier, Auditor of Rlchland
County, was found dead near the
Southern Railway in Columbia.
Mrs. Isabella Aldrich, mother of
Judge Aldrich, died last week in Alken.
Notic of Dissolu
The firm of W. L. Gray <fe Co., com
posed of W. L. Gray, Jas. F. Tolbert
and C. E. Gray, doing business in the
town of Laurens, 8. C., hath this day
been dissolved by mutual consent. The
entire business is hereby placed in the
hands of W. L. Gray as the legal agent
of said firm to collect all outstanding
indebtedness and otherwise wind up
said business as his judgment may di
Jas. F. Tolhkrt,
C. E. Gray.
Jan. 2nd, 1003?2t.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
People's Loan and Exchange Bank
Or Laurens, lu the State of South Caro
lina, at Close of Business, Decem
ber 81st, 1902.
Loans and Discounts, $203,903.78
Stocks and Bonds, 16,000.00
Real Estato, F. and F., 6,475.00
Expenses and taxes paid, 2,080.27
Duo from Banks and cash on
Total, $829,011 00
Capital Stock, ?100,000.00
Dividends Unpaid, 2,202 00
Undivided Profits, 03,505 38
Due Bunks, 5,178.57
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,)
County of Laurens. j"
Personally appeared beforo me, J.
W. Todd, who boing duly sworn
says: That ho is Cashier of the abovo
named Bunk and that the foregoing
statement is true to the best of his
knowledge and belief.
J, W. todd,
Sworn to and subsoribod boforo mo
this 1st day of January 1003.
C, W. Tune, N. I?. S. C,
W. A. Watts, )
J. 11. Traynham, > Directors.
W. H. Martin, )
United States of America,
District ok South Carolina.
In tho District Court?In Bankruptcy.
In Ro Tho Goldvllle Manufacturing
Company of Goldvllle, South Caro
Ex parte, The South Carolina Loan &
Trust Company, et al.
Under and by virtue of a Decretal
Order of the United States District
Court for the District of South Caro
lina, iu the above entitled case, dated
and filed November 24th, 1902, and a
supplemental decree dated and iiled
Decomb?r 8th, 1005, I will offer
for sale at pubho auction before
the Court House In the city of Laurons,
botween the hours of 11 a. m. and 5 p.
m. on January 12th, 1903, all and singu
lar tho following proparty, to wit:
1. AH that tract or parcel of land
situate in the County of Laurens. In
tho Stato of South Carolins, containing
One Thousand Three Hundred and Six
ty-five acers (1.365) and known ns the
"James Place." being bounded on the
north by land* of D. T. Copoland, on
the ra?t by lands of John Pitts, James
Adnir and others, on the south by land
of L, W. C. Blalock, aod on tho west by
lands of James S. Blalock.
2. Also all that tract or pared of
land bltuate in said County and State,
containing One Hundred and Nine
teen (110) acres, being bounded on the
north, south and west by lands of J. 8.
Blalock and L. W. C. Blalock, on the
east by the said "James Place," to
g. thcr with all the buildings and im
provements situate on said prouiises;coD
sisting in part of ono cotton mill build'
Ing, 280x75 feet, with boiler room 83x85
feet, and onglne room 38x85 feet attach
ed; ono r.rcnty-ton oil mill building, ono
ginnery building, twenty operatives'
houses and other buildings; also all
machinery, shafting, engines, boilers,
tools and appliances belonging to the
said, 1 ho Goldvllle Manufacturing Com
pany of Goldvllle, S. C.,nnd used in its
cotton mill and cotton oil and yinnery
business,consisting in partof A. T. Ath
erton & Go's pickers and intermediate ;
Saco & Pettee's cards,spoolers and draw
ers; Providence spindles, Fales & Jonks'
twisters, Fall River spinning frames,
Atlas engines and boilers, interna
tional sprinklers, General Electric
Co.'a dynamo, Climax engine, Cumber
land Iron& Machine Co.'s shafting and
pulleys, belting, mill supplies, etc.;
also one Cardwell Machine Co.'s twenty
ton cotton mill outfit, one Daniel Pratt
Gin Co.'s ginnery, consisting of three
gins, one power press and other arti
The premises above described as the
"James Place" and numbered ' 1,"
will be sold separate and apart from
tho remainder of the property above
described, on the following terms, to
wit: Cash, or one-third cash", remain
der of the purchase, money in ono and
two years from day of salo, with inter
est from day ot sale at the rate of Seven
(7) per cent per annum, payable an
nually; tho deferred portion to be so
cured by bond and mortgage of the
premlsos, exooutod to the undersigned
as special Master.
The remainder of the property above
described and doslgnatcd as "No. 2"
will be .--old us one property for cash.
Before accepting any bid, the un
dersigned as special Master, will re
quire of each bidder a certified check
to the order of tho undersigned: in the
case of the "James Place," in tho sum
of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), and
In the case of remaining property, In
the sum of Five Thonsand Dollars,
which checks will bo returned to all
unsuccessful bidders, and in the case of
successful bidder, will be applied to
the payment of the purchase money;
and should the bidder without lawful
reason, fall to comply with his bid, will
bo retained by the undersigned us li
quidated damages for such breaoh of
C. C. FeatherstonE,
i We are Selling Everything at
I REDUCED PRICES!
I We believe in "living anil let live." If we sell lots of
) goods at a small profit we will have something to
(keep us busy, and in the end make as much as
tJie one who sells fewer goods at a large
I profit. Come and buy from us. We will
I Save you Honey on
I Dry Goods, Clothing and Shoes.
I Buy good Winter Shoes from us ? We have 1
i Bargains in Blankets,
\ See -them at* onoe ? We have a great, bargain
I in Towels ? Ask -to see -them. You will miss
L muoh if you -think -this notice is nonosense
F and neglect to come to see.
The McCord Mdse, Co,
LAURENS, S. C.
IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!
The Biggest Thing for the People.
We say Watch.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.
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What is so appropriate and suitable as a desk, couch, fancy chair,
rocker, book-case, china-cabinet, music-rack, davenport or pedes
tal, or any of the countless handsome articles wc now have on
display. Buy some gift that C03ts something, that adds to the
comfort of the home.
A NEW YEAR'S CARNIVAL OF LOW PRICES,
C, N. 6l L. R. R.
[n effect Sunday, Octobor i9(h, 1002.
11 20 a in
12 02 p mi
1 1 7
Laurens, 2 02 p nu
Parks, 2 09
Clinton, 2 22
Goldvillc, 2 34
Kinards, 2 43
Gary, 2 49
Jalapa, 2 54
Newberry, 3 10
Prosperity, 3 24
Slighs, 3 34
Little Mountain, 8 39
Cbapin, 3 61
Hilton, 3 57
White Rook, * 4 01
Balentine, 4 07
Irmo, 4 17
Lenphart, 4 23
Ar; Columbia, 4 45
For rates, time tablos, or further in
formation call on any Agent, or write
W. G.Omi.DB, President.
James A. Snmmcnett,Train Master.
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X KENNEDY BROS.
Is Headquarters for
Fruits and Candies and Confections.
Our Groceries, Canned Goods and Eatables
Of all Kinds are Reliable, which the People Know.^J
Therefore We are prepared for a bigger Christmas trade and
with Finer Fruits, Candies and other things than ever.
R. P. riilam & Co?
We ?fter 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. We carry n well
? selected stock of everything from
ffiflft I |A A the cheapest CofHn to the besl Me
Aiv mmU^B^SSm ta^c ^ase8> 'n cloth goods we carry
^Bm^^JI^B ^V^P^B the best?among them embossed
WBf^^Hj^^SRdraped in cloth. A First-class I learse
YJ ^j^MTO?h^^- when wanted. We can furnish white
?*-^-Jr**1**3 ? .ro black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or*call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp House.