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p?$ "^^WT Fire, Life,
Accident and Sickness Insurance
J. Y. Garmnoton & CO.
rorm a New Habit.
jPprr'H give your trailo to any drug store
simply through habit. We think
there are good reasons why we
should havo your trade.
Try us the next time
you want drugs and
see whether it ?
will not pay
to Oomo here again. Come only as long
as you can tind roasons for coming.
DODSON'S DRUG STORE,
Under Bon-Dolla Hotel.
LAURENS. S. O.. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28. 1903.
Utile Business to bo Dis
No Cases of Sensational
Tim Benjamin Brothers Acquitted of
Assault mid Battery with Intent
to Kill -Other Trials.
CourtconYened Monday, Judge James
Aldrich presiding. Solicitor Sease and
Stenographer Motte were on hand.
The indloatlonsare that the criminal
business will be finished by tomorrow
afternoon and oivll business will be
confined to equity cases, requiring no
Li. p. and J.' 0. Benjamin were ac
quitted of assault with intent to kill
A true bill was found agalost Joe Da
vis, colored, for raurdor. Davis killed
Tom Harris, colored, on Mr. Henry
Konnedy's place near here.
In tho cass of state vs E. G. Fuller,
indictment for disposal of property un
der a lien, lhe jury found a verdict of
guilty of said offence to the extent of
$20.00 or less.
In case of Joe Davis for murder, a
consent verdict of not guilty was or
The trial of Will Jacks for larceny
was begun yesterday evening.
NEW It. F. D. ROUTES.
Start from Princeton?The Territory
revered and Those In Charge.
The work of establishing R. F. D.
routes is being rapidly pushed. It is a
commendable system and of immense
benefit to the people. The hustling
little comtnunity of Princeton has been
made a distributing point. Two new
routes, numbers 1 and 2 have been re
cently established to start out from
there. Route No. 1 is Mr. Miles P.
Senn's and covers twenty miles, part
being in Greenville county. Route No?
2 is Mr. Charles Simpson's and covers
18 miles. This makes three R. F. D.
routes and one star route for Prince
ton. This makes Princeton an impor
tant country post office. Mr. J. T.
Crane is post master there. He will
probably bavo assistance shortly, by
reason of these improvements. The
Advertiser will reach the section
traversed by these routes the day it is
printed. These routes will start Feb
For 3at,e?A good milk cow. Fresh
to milk. Has second calf. Price $27.60.
L. C. dorroii,
Gray Court, 8. C.
Wantkd?A few shares of Laurens
Cotton Mill stook. Will pay $166.00.
per share. Address
P. O. Box 167
Spartanburg, 8. C.
Wanted?Scrap iron of every de
scription, and old machinery. Write to
J. B. Garfunkel, Columbia, S. C.
For Sale in Clinton, S. C?Two nice
building lots about One Aore each.
Three vacant store lots in good location.
Apply to M. L. Copeland, Laurens, 8.C.
For Sale ? Some "Golden Dent"
and "Prolific" seed corn. H. Y. Sim
mons, Gray Court, S. C.
WANTED?Small quantity of En
terprise Bank Stock. Address M. L.
Copeland, Laurons, S. C.
M. L. Copeland,
St ocks , Bonds, Real Estate,
LAURENS, - - - S. C.
Third Door Todd's Law Range:
State of South Carolina,
Countt op Laurens.
Notice is hereby given that, by vir
tue and commission heretofore issued
to us by the Secretary of State, books
of subscription to the capital stock of
Fuller. Darlington Company will be
opened In the office of said Company,
in Laurens, South Carolina, on Satur
day, January Bist, 100?, at 10 o'clock
T. D. Darlinqton,
S. J. Craio,
Jan. 20 1003- lt.
High Class Fertilizer.
Tho intelligent farmer is careful to
know wbat bo is buying when he gets
hl<4 Fertilizer supply.
I am offering Royster's Guanos and
It is a well known fact that Mr, Roy
ater uses Fish Scrap entirely for am
moniated goods. He uses no cotton
-?seed meal. These goods have been
used for several years in Laurena
County and have given universal satis
faction. Royster's acids are Second to
I am also handling the celebrated
Ober &]Sons Co.'s. guanos which are too
well known to Lauruns farmers to need
These goods a man can conscien
tiously commend as being all that is
claimed for them.
I shall bo glad to have your orders
TV. O. IRBY.
gS/fa// a cent buys enough
qjJ Sherwin-Williams paint
?for Two Coats on on*
sguarv foot of surface*
AMOK? OUR FRIENDS. $
lira. Win Vance of Clinton has been
visiting frieuds here.
lire. S. M. Wilkes and family are
visiting Mrs. II. A. Webb in Green
News has been received hero thatl
Mr. J. P. Gray of Saa Antonio, Tex.,
is soriourly ill.
Tho reception at Mrs. T. II. Nelson's
scheduled for Inst night has been post
Col. and Mrs. T. B. Crews left for
Greenwood yesterday to attend the
ninety-ninth anniversary of the form
er's cousin, Mrs. Susan Hill, which oc
curred on the 27th Instant. Mrs. Hill,
formerly Miss Susan Crews, is a sister |
of the late Stanley Crews, one of the
patriarchs of Greenwood, who died
about two years ago, at the age of |
Small Freight Wreck.
A freight car laden with coal on a
down freight train from Spartanburg
on tbo C. & W. C. railroad Friday
morning left the track and was badly
smashed. The wreok was due to the I
hopper of a car bocoming detached
from body of the car.
Mrs. Anthony Fuller Dead.
Mrs. A. C. Fuller died at her home
near Trinity Monday night. She was
77 years old. Her husband, Dr. A. C.
Fuller, Mr. Carl FuUer, Mrs. Ludio
Bolt and Mr. Glenn Fuller survive
her. She will be sorely missed in
her community, and her bereaved ones
have the sympathy of all.
Mill "Head" Sale.
A ready made white garment saloj
conducted by the ladles of the Presby
terian Church was started and success
fully closed last week. This trafficking
was done at the Laurens Drug Co.'s
and was facetiously dubbed "Great
Mill 'Head' Salo." A neat sum was
Missionary to Preach.
The Rev. W. H. Hudson, who has
been a Missionary in China for nine
years, and who expects to return to
that land in the spring will occupy the
pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church
here next Sunday and evening. He will
be accompanied by Mrs. Hudson, whoso
support as a Missionary is furnished by
A Narrour Escape.
Mr. J. D. Mock and daughter while
out driving last Friday had a narrow
escape. Their horse became frightened
at the wrecked coal car, and being un
manageable backed off tho high em
bankment on North Harper Street, near
Dr. J. T. Poolo's Tho occupants were
pitched out and tbo buggy wrecked. Mr.
Mock wa9 uninjured but his daugbtor
received a severe strain of tho arm.
The horse received not a scratch.
" Benif f?r"ThTsT~
Every one who has a garden or farm
should write to T. W. Wood & Sons
Ricbmorid, Va., for their Seed Book
for 1008. It is beautifully gotton up
and well printed, and is really a com
plete hand-book of information, both
for the garden and farm. It is pecu
liarly valuable to our southern grow
ers, as it gives practical information
about the seeds best adopted to our
The MoCord Merchandise Company]
has sold its gents' furnishing, shoes,
hats, olothing, etc., stock to J. E. Min-1
ter & Bro. and will hereafter deal only I
in millinery and dress good*. A lino f
stock of tho latter is carried. See ad
vertisement. Meanwhile J. E. Mlnter
& Bro. are offering rare bargains in the
goods bought at at a sacrifice from the
MoCord Merchandise Co. which they
advertise.in this issue.
Meeting of the Daughters of tho Con
The Laurens Chapter, Daughters of ]
the Confederacy, met last Friday with
Mrs. Jno. F. Bolt, The meeting was j
to commenorate the birthdays of Gen
erals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall"
Mrs. James Farrow, the president,
presided. The attendance was large.
Miss Perrin Farrow read a paper of In
terest and value,
Dellolous refreshments were served
by Mrs. Bolt, the hostess. Her daugh
ters, Miss Nellie and little Misses Jes-1
sie assisted In serving. The decora
ions were especially pretty in pink
and white, colors of the Confederacy.
Pictures of Confederate heroes in the |
room were decorated In the colors.
- Notice?We have ohanged the date
of oloslog our mm ends to Monday
night, February 2, in order to give ail
who are in town salesday au opportu
nity to get some c! She v?os5crf ul bar-1
Davis, Roper & Co.
Your last ohance at the sale of mill |
ends will be Monday, February 2nd.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Notice Is hereby given that tha regu
lar examinations for teaohers' county
certificate will be held at my office in
the Court House at Laurens 8. C, Fri
I day, February 20th )008. Applicants
for teacher's certificates will please
bear this in mind and govern them
set ves accordingly.
Cham. F. Brooks,
Counlv Sunt, of lOriuoai ion. I
TO BE BUILT.
Will Connect Ware Shoals
Work will bo Commenced
Company Bridgo to be Constructed?
Telephone Connection with Lau?
rens Already Established.
The Wares Shoals Railway Company
has been incorporated with a capital
stock ot * 10,000; N. B. Dial and J. O. C.
Fleming and T. R. McGanan being the
A railway is to be built at once from
Wares Shoals Junction, the new Junc
tion on the Southern, to Wares Sboals,
a distance of five miles. Work will be*
gin in a few weeks. A temporary
bridge across the Saluda is also to be
built and will soon bo completed.
The telephone line, with a double
circuit, has already been completed and
is in operation from Laurens to Ware
It goes without saying that the new
railway will mean a great deal for the
development of not only the Shoals
property but the neighboring country
on both sides of the river. .
Col. J. L. Yfenng Dead.
Col. John L. Young of Union died last
Thursday. He was about 83 years old.
Col. Young was a native of Laurens.
His wife who died some years ago was
Miss Janie Garlington, sister of Messrs.
Creswell and S. D. Garlington. He
bad many friends in Laurens who hear
of his death with sorrow. Mr. 0. Gar
lington attended the funeral.
Monday will be the last day of the
gigantic sale of mill ends. Prices out
throughout the store.
Davis, Roper & Co.
The Offer of the News and Courier
with The Advertiser for One Year
Lasts Only to February ist.
Farmers Alliance Meeting.
T*here will bo a oallod meeting of
Lcesvllle Alliance, No. 525, Saturday,
Jan. 81, at 2 o'clook P. M. Our regular
meetings hereafter will be held Sat
urdays before the 2nd and 4tb Sundays
of each month at the same hour.
Our Alliance is growing rapidly In
numbers. We have now about thirty
members on our roll and several appli
cants to be initiated.
All former members of the A llance
desiring to enroll wivb up, must come
before the first of April, or they will
have to pay the initiation fee.
All Alliances in the county should go
to work and re-organized at once. If
some member in each union would oill
a meeting it would be no trouble to get
the machinery started again. If three
or four more Alliances would re-organ
ize in the county we could have a
County Alliance and live members are
sufficient to start a sub-ordinate Alli
I am sure any of the members of
Leesvillo Alliance would gladly meet
with and assist any other Alliance in
re-organizing, where they needed any
We will buy in union this year,
through our business agent, Hon. O.
P. Goodwin, at least ono hundred and
fifty tons of fertilizer and probably
B. P. Godfrey,
HEADS SHOULD NEVER ACHE.
Never endure this trouble. Use at
once the remedy that stopped it for
Mrs. N. A. Webster, of Winnie, Va.
She writos "Dr. King's New Life Pills
wholly cured me of slok headaches I
had suffered from for two yftars." Cure
Headache, Constipation, Biliousness.
20 cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
BREW ERT?N KOTES.
Trkwerton. Jan. 23. ? Wo havo
again to preface 01 r letter with an
apology. Our long silence in TflH Ad
vertisru has not been by design, for
it has been with ub like it was with
DM Arp when the Grippe bad him.
We lost our grip, but La Gr'.ppo held
us that much tighter.
It seems this morning as I go to press
tbat spring has really opened up, but I
keep my eyes on my overcoat and my
feet dose to the fire. The fact of the
business is I don't know how I am to
manage much longer to keep out of
wuitlng on myself and to go to work in
earnest. Sinco I have waked up and
begun to look around me, I can but ex
claim, what great ohanges have taken
place. The great canal of the Ware
Shoals Manufacturing Company will
soon be finished and ulso tho telopbono
line from your oity to Ware Shoals.
I -it t v Mira, daughter of Daniel Bal
entine has been suffering intensely for
nearly a week with erysipelas in her
Mr?. Minnie Stansll of Williamston
is visiting in onr community.
Yoo Way Not Expect
Good bread these cold mornings if
your flour is of the spasmodic sort, that
only'"works by spoils." You can't be
certain?you don't know what to de
pend on. "Ciifton" flour will bake to
your entire satisfaction, day in and day
out. It is not the best flour to day and
the next best to-.'norrow. It is the best
all the time and people who buy "Clif
ton" know It. Sold by T. N. Barks
dale and M. H. Fowler.
Bear? the. UM Kind You Have Always Bought
NEWS OF URAY COURT.
Death or Mrs. J. K. Satterflcld-Other
Gray Court, Jan. 26.?Mrs. j.K.
Satterfield died at her home near Dials
Church on last Friday. She leaves a
husband and a large family of children.
Mr. 8. D. Garrison, who has been
clorking for j. W. Williams & Co. of
Pelzer, S. C, is at borne on a short va
Miss Carrie Peden came borne on a
visit from Chicora on last Saturday.
Mrs, T. F. Jones attended the mar
riage of her sister at Lisbon last week.
Miss Alice McCarley is teaching In
the literary department of Gray Court- I
Wo still hear of a good deal of small
pox below here, but nobody eeoms un
j Mr. J. T. Peden is better.
I Mr. Clarence Shell is also better.
The farmers are beginning to chafe
on account of the weather. They want
to plough, but if Mr. HicKs' predic
tions are true, they will not get to do
much except make fires for the next
MOTES FROM DIALS.
On last Friday about 0 A. M. the
Angel of Death came and took away
from our midst one of our best women,
Mrs Saille Satterfield. She was a de
voted Christian and a consistent mem
ber of Dials Church. Her remains
were laid to rest in tho cemetery at
this place on Saturday at 11 A. M. She
leaves a husband and eight children
who have the profonnd sympathy of
the entire community in their sad be
Rev. J. K. McCain filled his regular
uppointment at this place Sunday af
ternoon, but owing to the very ii cle
ment weather the congregation was
Your correspondent accompanied by
W. B. Aberorombie made a flying visit
to Greenville on Friday returning Sat
Tho people have not been able to do
any f irm yet, as the weather has boon
We Have Bought Out the Entire Stock
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS and GENTS' FURNISHINGS
The McCord Merchandise Co.
We bought these Goods at a sacrifice as The McCord Merchandise Company is going out ot
these lines to devote their attention to Millinery and Dress Goods exclusively.
_These Goods consisting of
Hen's, Youths' and Boys' Clothing:, Shoes, Hats, Shirts,
Underwear, Collars, Suspenders, Etc.,
These Goods are all new and Up-to-Date-Goods. They must be sold in the next 30 Days?so
we put them on sale commencing
Saturday, Jan* 31st? and Continuing for 30 Days. 3?T
If you want Good flerchandise now is the time, as
never before was such clean, new desirable
Goods sold at such PRICES.
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Remember the Date. jc jc Remember the Place?
YOURS FOR BARGAINS,
J.E. HINTER & BROv
General Assembly and Iis
They Have Made a Favora
Mr. Nichols Bill as to Duplicates or
Liens?The Race for Assooiato
Columbia, S. C, Jan. 28.?The gon
eral assembly has not "pulled itself to
gether and gotten down to hard work"
yet. Always it requires a couple of
weeks for the two houses to unlimber.
There are elections to be held and gov
ernors to Inaugurate, not to mention
the time required tor the houses to per-,
feot their own organizations.
Laurens has as usual a good strong.
delegation of hard-headed practical
men who say no more than is neces
sary and command attention when they
spoak. Representative Coopor has
numbers of friends in both houses, is
ohairmati of au important committee
and hns places on other committees
that count largely in shaping legisla
lation. Mr. Nichols is universally liked
and is a flue representative of tho sturdy
farmer element of the state. He has
the respect of all the influential mem
bers. On practical matters affecting
the interests of the pcop'e. who till the
soil his advice always has weight, and,
moreover, he is a man of breadth of
view and his positions are safo and
well taken. Mr. Irhy, the chairman of
the delegation, is one of the youngest
members in the whole body, probably
the youngest, but bo has a place on the
judiciary committee and is rapidly be
coming familiar with legislative du
t'es. He has met with a warm, hearty
reception and is making numbers of
In the senate, Mr. Goodwin is an in
fluential member. He is not a talka
tive member but he Is an effective
speaker, makes his points clearly and
forcibly and Is an all round valuable
man. It is a source of real gratification
to a Laurens man to come here
and And that bis delegation occupies so
strong a position in the respect and
confidence of the law-makers of the
Mr. Nichols has introduced a bill
providing that persons giving Hens,
chattel mortgages and similar contracts
shall be provided with duplicate copies
of them. Under the presont system, an
ignorant man may sign a Hen or chat
tel mortgage and the party to whom It
is given takes charge of it and he never
seos it again. These papers are nearly
always made on printed blanks and the
provisions thereof usually cover the
bpn*>em the fip~?\.?,".d * u? '"'.ters be
neatb. It/is of course an easy matter
for a dishonest man to make additions
to tho paper aftor It has been executed.
'I'll is is especially truo as to that class of
papers which are indexed but not re
corded in full in the clerk's office. I
can conceive of no reasonable objection
to the measure. Among trained and
careful business men it is the invaria
ble custom for both partlos to have
copies of all contracts. It seems much
more important that ignorant and il
literate persons bo provided with this
business protection. Moreover, I think
it is an important matter. On its face,
it does not seem to involve any pro
found roform but in practice it would
be found to prevent a considerable
amount of oppression and dishonesty.
Vor unately, very few men aro suffi
ciently dishonest to make a change in
a paper after it has been executed but
one swindler can impose on a large
number of helpless people in the course
of a sesson, Of course a man who
changes a written contract after it has
been executed and delivered is guilty
of forgery and may be sent to the pen
itentiary if convicted but the difficulty
Is that in this class of cases detection
is almost impossible. Hence tho bill
would have great beneficial effect if en
There is plenty of interest in the
race for chief justice. The entries are
Tribble of Anderson, Woodsof Marion,
Robert Aldrich of Earnwoll, S. J.
Simpson of Spartanburg, Gruber of
Colleton, J. F. J. Caldwell of Green
wood and Ex-Judge Izlar of Orange
burg. The impression is that Mr.
Woods will undoubtedly lead on the
first bal'iot. Some of our member*,
probably two of them, will vote for Mr.
Simpson, a native Laurens man and
lawyer who has scarcely a superior in
tho state, certainly not in this race.
Another is understood to favor Major
Caldwell who is also ono of the very
best of South Carolina lawyers. How
ever, with the material to seleot from
it is fairly certain that an able jurist
will ho chosen. Mr. Woods is a man of
groat learning and spotless character.
Mayor Park of Greenwood, formerly
of Laurens, is herd in the Interests of
his partner, Major Ca'dwell.
I saw General Bonham of Auderson
here to-day. It will afford his numer
ous Laurens friends pleasuro to know
that he in almost recovered from bis
recent severe illness and is looking
strong and well.
''''it is hard to predict what the legisla
ture will do as to suggested measures
of more general interest. In &!1 likeli
hood a oblld labor law will bo enacted
but it will be conservative in its pre
1 visions. In faot, there is little dana^
a general assembly, a governor and
state officers who are as a rule men of
discretion- men who will ro slow and
know what they aro doing.
One little recommendation of Gov
ernor Ileyward'a inaugural indicates
tbat be is a man of bis own bead. He
doubtless realizes tbat the trend of sen
timent is squsroly against an appropria>
tioh for an exhibit at the St. Louts
fair. The appropriation will not be
made and his recommendation will be
rejected. If ho bad been a demagocue
or even a timid politician ho could
easily have said nothing about the
St. Louis fair. Nobody would have no
ticed the omission. I think his recom
mendation should be rejected, that the
appropriation would be an extrav
agance. The state could very well af
ford the little money involved, it is not
true that South Carolina is a pauper,
much as many people Insist that sho is,
but these fairs are growing too com
mon. It is time to leave them alone.
The exhibit would not pay. But Gov
ernor Hey ward believes otherwise and
I think it is a good sign that he was
willing to say so.
W. W. Ball.
Wo doubt whether there is any one
thing on earth that will afford the
housekeeper so mnch pleasure as a
Hour that will givo her perfect satis
faction. That flour is "Clifton." Let
us but once got a sack of "Clifton"
Hour In your homo and we invite you
to try other brands to your heart's
content, Suoh comparisons only bring
out the superiority and excellence of
'Clifton." For sale at M. H. Fowler's
and T. N. Barksdale's.
IN THE CHURCHES.
First Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, Rev. Watson B.Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Proaching at 11 o'oclck a. m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday at 7.30 p. m. .
Sunday School, non. C. C. Feather
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 30 o'clock p. m.
Church Conference every Third Sun
day after the morning service.
First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Robt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
m. and 8:15 p. m., each Sabbath. All
Sunday School, C. W. Tune, Supor
Intendant, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church,
Bast End,-Pastor. Preach
ing in Factory Hall every
Appointments for North Lai;
Trinty, First Sunday, at 1J
a. m. *r , ^"-fit,.
Trinity, Third Suyf L
. j. V&day, \..
'clock, JTS?X a. . up * K
Shiloh, First Sunday, at B:.'10 o'clock,
Shiloh, 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'elock
Sunday Schools at each appointment
>nc hour before preaching.
Prayer mooting Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. All are alike
Invited to attend these services, for It
is hero, as it is in Heaven, "tho rich
and tho poor meot togothor."
J. K. McCain,
Dorroh Presbyterian church, Gray
Court, S. C, T. B. Craig, pastor.
Preaching on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 1 p. in.
Sabbath School on 1st and 2nd Sun
days at 10 a in., and on 3rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
J. T. Pedkn, Supt.
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. Bothol, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
I o'clock, p. m.
S. W. Honry, Pastor.
Cedar Grovo Baptist Church, Rev. R.
B. Vaughn, Pastor?Sorvlco on the 1st
Sunday of each month at 11 o 'clock a.
m. and on Saturday boforo at 2 o'clock
Appointments for 1003.
Langston's Church, Saturday before
1st Sunday, servicss at 3 p. m. 1st Sun
day 11 a. m. Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Lao ford Church, Saturday before 2nd
Sunday, services at 3 p. m. 2nd Sunday,
11 a. m. Sunday School 10 a. in. Prayer
meeting Sunday night.
Bell View Churob, 4th Sunday lit.
m and 7.30 p. m. Sunday Sohool every
Sunday at 10 a. m. Prayer meeting
every Sunday night.
Padgott's Creek Baptist Church, Sat
urday before 3rd Sunday, services at 3
p.m. 3rd Sunday, 11 a. m. Sunday
School 10 a. m. Prayer meeting every
Sunday night at Cross Keys.
The publlo an*l straogera are o?r
dially invited- to attend all the above