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THE STORM AT MT. BETHEL.
Home Houses Mown Down but no Ono
Mt. Bethel, Feb. 21.?Tho most de
structive storm passed through this
section on the loth that has evor been
witnessed by our oldest inhabitants.
Mr. E. O. Mitchell seems to bavo suf
fered tho greatest loss 'at this place,
two barns unroofed, considerable loss
of provender and other buildings dam
aged. F. L. Bramlott and T. J. Clat
worthy's barnB are unroofed. Between
seventy-live and ono hundred trees aro
down around Mt. Bethel Church and
school house, somo of which uro over
two feet in diameter. There were over
forty ohildren, besides the teacher, in
the school houso during the storm. We
are glad to report no loss of life to ci
ther people or stock.
Rev. S. W. Henry requests us to say
through The Advkrtiser that the In
dividual assessments will be read out
on the Second Sunday in Marc'i at 11
a. m. All members are requested to ho
presont. This is Mr. Honry's fourth
year on this work. All aro well ploased
with hliu and have resolved to make
this the best year of the four.
Mrs. J. A. Hughes, who has been
quite sick for several days is some bet
It is fearfully cold at this writing
and wheat and oats had taken on a
new growth. We are fearful both aro
injured, especially the oats, but oats
oan be sown up to the 15th of March
and make a good crop. Those who
have lost their oats and have none
sown should select a few auros of their
best land and sow yet.
Tho Editor of Tho Herald gave this
advice several years ago. Your scribe
accepted it, sowod la March and made
a fine crop by which ho saved many
dollars in high priced corn.
The Driver Knew IJlm.
It Is related of the lato Bret Harte
that ho was once traveling through a
u>ouhtainous region by coach. Ills seat
rw?;s next to the driver's, and it oc
curred to him to entertain that func
tionary and incldeutally his fellow
passengers by narrating a series of
hair raising episodes in the coaching
history of tho wild west.
With mischievous ingenuity ho cal
culated euch tale so cleverly that Its
bloottcurdllng climax was reached at
a particularly bad bit of road, thus
j forcing present peril to heighten the
effect of imagined adventure. At first
the adventures were not linagued; they
;wero truo stories, but the widening
eyos and breathless Interest of his au
dience was too great a temptation, and
be soon begau to improvise his own
fictitious hero, Yuba Bill, and other
iwondrous whips of equal power were
pressed into service; Indians, land
elides, holdups, blizzards, Broken
bridges, forest fires and runaways ,were
sprinkled in to taste, and the result
twas a marvelous conglomerate of dlmo
novel, epic, racing annals and local his
Even the slowly stirred perceptions
Niit; of tho touring Briton at length recog
\ nlzed that this was no common story
teller, and when Mr. Harto left the
? coach speculation ran rife among those
(Who remained. The dri\ er let them all
have their guess, and then, turning on
his perch to confront his load, he tri
umphantly decided the matter:
" 'E may think 'e's traveling hlncog,
but 'e ain't! I knows 'im, I do! 'JO
don't look much like Ms picture, but 'e
cawn't be nobody else. 'E's Buffalo
Bill, gentlemen, that's 'o 'e lsl"
An old lady of his fiock once called
upon Dr. Gill with a grievance. The
doctor's neckbands were too long for
her ideas of ministerial humility, and
after n long harangue on the sin of
prido she Intimated that sho had
brought a pair of scissors with her
nnd would be pleased if her dear pas
tor would permit her to cut them down
to her notions of propriety.
Tho doctor not only listened patient
ly, but handed over the offending white
bands to be operated upon. When she
bad cut them to her satisfaction and
returned the bibs, It was the doctor's
"Now," said he, "you must do me a
good turn also."
"Yes, that I will, doctor. What can
"W^ill, you have something about
you which is a deal too long and which
onuses me no end of trouble, and I
Should like to see it shorter."
"Indeed, dear sir, I will not hesitate.
What is It? Here aro tho scissors.
Use them as you please."
**Oome, then," said the sturdy divine,
"good Bister, put out your tongue.**?
Bird* In Indian Lesend?.
'Ah prlmltlvo people regard the bird
n? specially wlso and favored. Living
In tho air, ho Is regarded as exercising
control over atmospheric phenomena,
nnd, knowing so well his own migra
tory seasons, the Indians observo his
flights as foreboding ill or good to
The Hurons believe that tho dovo
carries tho souls of tho departed hence.'
Tho Dakotas say the storm bird dwells
?o high as to bo out of human vision
/and carries a fresh water lake on his
back, so that when ho plumes himself
it rains, when ho winks bis bright eyes
It lightens, when ho flaps his wings
thunder rolls. Tho Alaskans hold much
the samo idea about tho "thunder
?Arnoner thom ?n the eagle is mighty,
bravo, aspiring, tho symbol of their
(warriors for apparent reasons. Tho
kingfisher is anxious to serve his broth
M/s. Gay?Yes, I know my husband
wm't afford all these things, but I'm
buying them to please him.
.Mrs. Schoppen?To plcaso him?
.'/.Urn. Gay~%'cs; there's nothing thn1
(pleases him moro than n chance to toll
W??pcoplo what a martyr ho Jb.?Phila
L. A Fair Offer.
Tim Tuff?Aw, I cud lick youso wid
>th mo hands tied behind me.
I Swlpsoy Mulligan?Will yer let mo
llo cm??Ohio State Journal.
Notice to City Tax Payers.
On March 1st the payment of Real
and Personal Taxes; as also, commuta
tion Ua ot Two Dollars, in lieu of an
nual Road or Street duty, will expire.
Taxpavera will pleate take due notice
thereof and govern yourselves accord
By order of Counoll.
L?. G. Bali.e,
Olerk of ~
TO THE CITIZEN? OP LAU HENS:
To tlio Citizens und especially the Vot
ors of the City of Laurens:
I have very recently fceru induced to
change my mind in reference to be
coming a candidato for Mayor at the'
coming municipal eleotion, and I hero
by annouoce myself a candidate for the
the oilloe of Mayor of the City of Lau
rens for the next ensuing term nnd if
elected I will discharge the duties of
said ofllce-to tho very best of my abil
W. U. RlOUEY,
fie*? th? ^ Kind Ycu Havs Always BougH
? FOR ?
NOTICE is hereby given, that an
Election for Mayor and Six Aldermen
to huccced tho present City Council of
Laurens, will be held in the City of
Laurens on Tuesday, the 10th day of
The polla will bo oponed at the Coun
cil Chamber in the city of Laurens, at
I) o'chiok a. m. and close at 5 o'clock p
m. Messrs. w". II. (iilkereon, W. II.
Garrett and W. II. Franks have been
duly appointed Managers of sad Elec
No person shall bo entitled to voto at
said Election who shall not have regis
tered bis natno with II. W Anderson,
Supervisor of Registration for the city
of Laurens, before 12 o'clock m. on the
10th day next preceding said election.
Tho said II. W. AddorSon, Supervisor 01
Registration, will have his ofllco open
for 1 be purpose c! registering voters
from 9 o'clock n. m. to 4 o'clock p. m.
at the oftlce of L. G. Halle, City Clerk,
in the city of Laurens each day, except
Sundays, from February 16th. lOO.'J, un
til 12 o'clock m. on the tenth day next
preceding said election.
At said election thoio will be six box
es, one tor each Ward, and tnc electors
will deposit their ballots in the box rep
resenting their respective Wards, lor
Mayor and for one Ahhrman lor their
By order of the City Council of Lau
rens, this tho 2(hh dnv of Jauuary, 190%
0. E. GRAY,
14 G. Balle, [L. S.] Mayor,
C, IM. & L. R. R.
In effect Sunday, Oclobor i9th, 1902.
Columbia, 11 20 a m
Loaphart, 11 40
I rmo, 11 111
Balentine, 11 5:
White Rock, 11 60
Hilton, 12 02 p m
Cl.apin. 12 09
Little Mountain, 12 19
Slighs 12 23
Prosperity, . 12 ?2
Nowberry," 12 46
Jalapa, 1 00
Garv, 1 05
Kinards, 1 10
Goldville, 1 1 7
Clinton, 1 :10
ParkP, 1 4 >
Ar Laurens, 1 50
Laurens, 2 02 p m
Parks. 2 09
Clinton, 2 22
Goldville, 2 84
iviutti wn, Z
Gary, 2 4?t
Nowberry, .'5 10
Prosperity, 3 24
Slighs, 3 34
Little Mountain, 3 .'10
Cbapin, 3 51
Hilton, 3 57
White Rock, 1 01
Balentine, 4 07
Irmo, 4 17'
I.eapbart, 4 2:5
Ar. Columbia, 4 45
For rates, time tablos, or furtherein
formation call on any Agent, or wrlt
W. G. Childs, Prosidont.
James A. Summerset!, Train Master
Davis, f^ojoet & Co.'s Special
Sale Friday ^ Saturday,
Ladies Waist and Wrappers, also Qents Stiff Bosom Shirts, all of these goods are of New and Up-to-Date Patterns and
Designs of past Season. We do not exaggerate the least when we say they are worth almost double.
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Ladies' Silk Waists Worth $4.00 to $6.00
Special Friday and Saturday 2.79 to $4.49
Ladies' Flannel Waists worth 1.25 to $3.00
Special Friday and Saturday 69c. to $3.00
Ladies' White Waists worth 75 cents to $4,50
Special price 49 cents to $2.49
Ladies' Wrappers worth 75 cents to $1.50
Special Now 49 cents to 89 cents.
Special for Friday and Saturday
41) cts, 69 cts, 89 cts and 99 cts.
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WE ALSO HAVE
some new things in White Goods
that which we wish to call your attention. We are
selling them right along and we want you to have
some of them.
Many Special Things
that will interest you in our
Clothing Deportment. Also Shoe department. A
hig job, in Children's Shoes worth 75 cts to $2.00.
^flj Mr' 111" W> Vftf ^ ufcl 'iiii miL H1' >!? Vbl ?fc
Men's Colored Stiff Bosom Shirts worth 50 cents
Special, 25 cents.
Men's Colored Still' "Bosom Shirts worth $1.00
Special, 69 cents.
Men's Colored Stiff Shirts worth 1.25 to $1.50
S >ecial Prices, 99 cents.
Men's Work Overshirts worth 50 cents and 75 cents
Special Now, 39 cents.
Our Mr. Davis and W. II. Anderson will be this week in New York and other points for New Cpring Line Special things will be bought and will have surprises in store
for all of our friends and customers. The biggest store, the best Values the Lowest Prices ?vill be our motto for Spring. We invite you
to continually bear us in mind and we will do the rest.
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DAVIS, ROPER & CO.
Rosy Cheeks, Yum Yum: j
Rosy Cheeks and a clear complexion denote
perfect health. You cannot posses either if
you have a foul breath arising from a disor
dered stomach, a torpid liver, or bowels con
stipated . Do as hundreds of others are doing?
taking Dr. Hobson's Liver Invigorator, and
seeiug only the bright side of life .
W. W. DODSON.
Facts and Figures.
Our store is brimful of interest just now to people who
have needs in Dry Goods, Notions and Shoes to supply,
Right now is the time that a little bit of money will buy
a whole lot of goods. We are giving values that can
not be matched elsewhere. We want to show you a lot
of goods on which we have cut the prices in two.
Venetian Cloth, worth 50 cts now 39
Flannelette worth 10 cts and 12scts now 08
Ladies' Und er vests, worth 15 cents now 10
Ladies Undervests worth 25 cents now 19
Ladies Shoes worth $1.00 and $1.25 now 89
Ladies Shoes worth $2.50 now $1.98
Lot Boys' Clothing LESS than COST. Come
and see us and we will save you money.
jEtf Dim. Coknkk.
DID HE DO IT!
I).) you bolieve the old story? They say tho old story about Georgo and tho Cherry Trco is all
talk, that they didn't havo ohorry troos in Virginia and Georgo wasn't, tho truthful boy wo have
always supposed him. Whether tho story is truo or not It novor hurt anybody, and tho lesson it
toadies is a good one. We must tell tho truth about It. We must tell the truth about what wo
have to soil, boeause you would llnd It out anyway if you como in and looked at tho goods wo havo
to sell. It would bo useless for us to try to hldo away our line
Garments for fieri and Boys*
It is our business to provide the mon and boys of this district with clothes and It is our
place to put boforc thorn, the bast that tho time and season will aflord for their monoy.
Tho old and shop worn has baon discarded, the fresh and now is In ovidonco everywhere
and your money will lift as good and as pleasing values in men's and boy's full suits as you are
likely to llnd anywhere*
For your Spring Suit why not take one of our sack suits that sells for
$15.00? They are just the thing, well made, of the proper materials and in
colors to suit every man.
A fine Man's suit for $15.00. Allan's
suit for ordinary wear, serviceable and
well made $10.00. /Wen's trousers for
fine wear $5.00. Excellent trousers
from $2.00 to $4.00. In the trousers
we are sure there isn't anything bet
ter to be had around here. We are in
position to sell you the best brand of
work clothes. Jackets and overalls
are necessary .and useful to nearly
every man. We have the kind that
don't rip or tear.
In the Spring the small boysof the
family are needing a new suit. We
are well able to meet their needs and
the purses of their mother's. We have
a Boy's Suit of best goods and make
for $5.00. Another Boys' suit equally
well made but cheaper material $3.00.
The fit and style of our $5.00 Boy's
suits is good to see. A full supply of
Knee Pants will enable you to get your
boy just what he needs and a reasona
ble price. Frdm 25 cents to $1.00.
E- flinter & Bro.,
Laurens, S. C.
Clothing, Shoes and Dry Goods.
AUGUSTA and A8HBVILLB 8H0RT|
Schedule in Effect Dec. 29,1001.
liV Augusta.10 05 am 2 56 pm |
Ar Greenwood.12 30 pm .. ..
Ar Anderson. 7 15 pm
Ar Liaurens..140 pm 5 35 am 1
Greenville. 3 25 pm 10 30 am
Glenn Springs. .
Spartanburg. 3 30 pm 9 00 am
Saluda. 8 33 pm
Hendersonville.... 0 11 pm
A Him vi I lo.7 15 pm
(iV Aslmvillo. 7 05 am
Lv Hendersonville. 8 05 am
l.v Flat Rock. 8 15 am
Lv BalUda. 8 39 am
Lv Try on. 0 13 am
Spartanburg.12 15 am 4 00 pm
Greenville.12 22 am 145 pm
LaurenB. 2 07 pm 0 3o pm
Anderson. 7 25 am
Greenwood. 3 07 pm 8 35 pm
At Angusta. 6 40 pm 1135 am
Lv Augusta . 4 16 pm
Ar Allendale . 0 20 pm
Ar Fairfax . 6 20 pm
Ar Yemasee.10 25 am 7 5)5 pm
Ar Ronufort.11 40 am 8 36 pm
Ar Port Royal.11 66 am 8 45 pm
Lv Port Royal. 1 00 pm 6 40 am
Lv Rnanfort. 1 16 pm 6 50 am
Lv Yemasee. 2 80 pm 7 40 am
Lv Fairfax. 8 48 am
Lv Allendale. 8 58 am
Ar Augusta. 11 00 am
Close connections at Greenwood for
all points on S. A. L. and C. AG. Rail
way, and at Spartanburg with South
For information relative to tiokets
rates, schedules, etc, address
Gen. Pass. Agent, Augusta, Ga.
E. M. NORTH, So'. A?ent.
T. M. EMERSON, Traffic Man.
Persons having business with
the ?Supervisor will find him or his
olerk in tho Office Mondays and
Friday^ of each week.
H. B. Humbert, Sup. L. 0.
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnsone, Welch & Todd,
Ii A WT.BRS.
Wlli Practice In all Courts, State and
Fudorar. Office, Law Range.
Laurens , ST C. )
Will announce the
arrival of our
in due ticne.
Wilson & Co.
X KENNEDY BROS.
Is Headquarters for
Fruiti and Candies and Confections.
Our Groceries, Canned Goods and Eatables
Of all Kinds are Reliable, which the People Know.
Therefore we are prepared for a bigger hristmas trade and
with Finer Fruits, Candies and other things than ever.
Ml 'Wk/W Wm* Pulverizing Harrow,
JT~W, ?jLW.M. MZLm ciod Crusher and Leveler.
Sizes 3 to 13^
The best pulverizer?cheapest
Ribing Harrow on earth. The,
Acme crushes/'cuts, pulverizes,,
turns and levels all soils for all
purposes. Made entirely of cast
steel and wroughtiron?indes
R. Lee Meares, Agent, F. D. No. 1,
Fountain Inn, S. C