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WAS NOBODY'S GAME.
The Contest Ended Six to
Points About tho All Around Uood Men
of the Laurens Cotton Mills
Ou Clinton's diamond Saturday af
ternooD a scoro of six and six at the
end of nine hard fought innings left
neither Cotton Mills uor Clinton vic
tor. In the tenth Cosnell of Laurens
had three fingers hurt and the game
It was sgain apitohors1 battle, large
ly, each s'riking out Hi inoe.
MILL TEAM NOTES.
The Laurens Cotton Mills team of
hall tossers is a splendid aggregation
of enthusiasts who, if systematic train
ing and hard playing count, may be re
lied ii|>on to make this soason the very
warmest campaign the locals have
seen in a long time.
Tho personnel of the nioo presents a
very handsome group of wolldovoloped,
John Wiloox, tho pitcher, is also the
captain of tho toam which moans, say
tho knowing oil ^s, that tho team will
be capably handlod at homo and
abroad whether in dofeat or victory.
"Wilcox is a depondablo man, a cool,
collected captain and manager. Ho was
with the team of tho Univorslty of
North Carolina ono or two seasons and
last season he pitched for Augusta, es
tablishing a roputation that astonished
As pitcher Wilcox is boautifully sup
ported by Walter Gosdoll, tho catcher,
?v^ho thoroughly understands ) s chief
and tbo man doing tho fanning act can
never tell how it all happoned. Gos
nell is a local man with throo years ex
Everybody knows Sam Todd, that is,
all base ball cranks horoabout. He pos
sesses many strong points but as iirst
baseman bo is this season oxcelling his
Jonlo Lau ford, who is playing left
field is an amateur with two years suc
cessful playing to his credit. Ho is
considered ono of tho best all round
men on tbo team,' being a heavy hit
ter, a fino runner and a man of cool
The third point on the diamond is
held by Arthur Burriss, a second sea
son man who has made a good impres
sion in the beginning of this campaign.
Ho is a fine sprinter as well as a hot
proposition as a baso hitter and catch
That important position, short stop,
Is admirably guarded by a veteran,
Jack Levorett, who will quit eating,
drinking, or oven collecting to engage
In either a match or practice game. He
is ono of the best men of the team.
1<\ M. Tidwell, besides boing a good
hitter aud runner is fast making an en
viable roputation as an out-tiolder. This
is his second season and his magnifi
cent sprints and scoops in tho right
field are frequently features ol tho
In centor Hold may be seen a hand
some young fellow, who can be de
ponded on to stop anything hot from
the bat, for it is is Jeff Ada.us, who has
been identified with local base ball sev
eral seasons and to whom much credit
is due for past successes. He is a safe
man in any capacity.
Mack Monroe is a familiar figure at
2nd baso, a point of wide range and
vast importance. Mack knows the
game as well perhaps as anybody
and ho promisos to be a star some day.
He has sevoral seasons to his credit.
?s Returned from Reunion.
Col. Crews and other Laurens vote
who Went to Now Orleans have re
turned. They report a grand time and
a great crowd.
AT PROSPECT SATURDAY.
Great Crowd and a Uood Time Was
Children's Day at Now Prospect
Church was observed Saturday. Capt.
John Moore proslded. The assemblage
was, as usual, largo and the generous
hospitality of the neighborhood was
greatly onjoyed by the visitors. The
picnic dinnor was splendid.
The chief speech of tho day was
mado by young Mr. Langton, a son of
Mr. Tom Langston, and a student of
Furman. It was a capital speech, well
delivered, and has boon very highly
praised by all who hoard it.
A few remarks were mado by Rev.
J. D. Pitts which were muoh enjoyed.
The many childron who participated
had boon woll drilled, and rondered
ther parts oxcollo'htly. Tho music was
TUKOUUH SOUTH CAROLINA.
A. S. Scruggs, an aged citizen of
Greenville, died Monday.
Winter Cantey, an aged negro who
killed a nogresa, la to be hung in Co
NEWS FROM BBEWEBTON.
Steel Bridge Across the Saluda in Con
Brkwerton, May 22.?Cotton was
dying rapidly the latter part of the
cool weather, but since the hot weather
began it has begun to grow. Every
body is through planting corn and cot
ton "but the last planting has not como
up satisfactot ily and cau't uutll it rains
All progressive or good farmers are
now cultivating their respective crops
whether ?ood or bad stands. Ouly
those who wunt to lay by, excuse them
selves for not cultivating.
Scyder, Oats it Co., the efficient dam
builders for the Ware Shoals Manu
facturing Co , are progressing rapidly
with all of their contract, dam, canal,
Capt. B. E. Knight & Son are now
sawing the lumber for tho bridge
across the caual. We have been re
liably informed that two steel brldgo
manufacturer's have been here recently
surveying the situation and making es
timates as to the building of a steel
bridge across tho river. So, Mr. Editor,
we hope to havo In tho near future a 1<>
foot steel bridge spanning tho Saluda
across the famous Ware Shoals. And
then we want you -and all others who
are interested in the general progres
sion of our grand old Carolina to come
over and take a view of tho wholo
thing and wo know you will join In
with us in saying that it is tho great
est water power in our South land. So
mote it be. On Dit.
Lanford, S. C, May 18th, 1903.
Messrs. S. M. it E. H. Wilkos,
Laurons, S. C.
Gentlemen:?Tho Buck Stovo pur
chased from you January 14th, 1002,
has been in constant use, and gives en
tire satisfaction. It bakes perfect and
consumes much less wood than my
other Stovo. , Your truly,
Mrs. Lizzio Cannon. ?
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, information has been re
ceived at this Department that on the
night of the 16th of May, 1803, the barn,
stages and contents, of G. 0. Hopkins,
near Hopewell, County of Laurens,
were burned, and there being reason to
believe that the burning was an act of
NOW, THEREFORE, I, D. C. Hey
ward, Governor of the State of South
Carolina, in order that justice may be
done and the majesty of the law vindi
cated, do hereby offer a reward of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for the appre
hension and conviction of the person or
persons who committed said act of in
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF 1 have
r?hereunto Bet my hand and
L. s. > caused the Great Seal of the
( ?r?) State to be affixed, at Colum
bia, this 23d day of May, 1903, and in
the 127th year of the ludependonco of
the United States of America.
D. C. HEYWARD,
J. T. Gantt,
Secretary of State.
College of Charleston.
118th Year Begins September 25.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
Scholarship to each County of South
Carolina. Extrance examinations held
at Laurens by County Superintendent
and Judge.of Probate on July 10th.
Tuition $40. Board and furnished
room in Dormitory, $10 per month All
candidates for admission aro permitted
to compete for Boyce Scholarships,
which will pay $100 a year. For cata
May 25th, 1003.?12t.
CRYSTALIZED MINERAL WATER
removes all inflammation
wherevor it exists but
never disturbs the healthy
ouros by removing the
cause of disease.
can be used internally,
externally and eternally
"Take Kalola six days and eat any
thing you want. Numerous testimo
nials received daily from people who
have beou oured by this wonderful
remedv. On sale at Drug Stores
Prioe 50 ots and $1.00 per bottle.
JUST OPINED I
Another package White Silk Per
sian Lawn same as last 20 cents
One lot White Madras Cloth, 1
white figured Pique and white check- 1
ed Dimity. I
Yard wide black Taffeta Silk at!
$1.00. Four Cartons pure Silk Taffeta *
Ribbons,?Shades: White, Blue and
Pink, width No. 40, price 15 cts at j
-?Jjr$ Cheaper than Anybody. Come and See. ^S5^
LAURENTS. C. ? . D, H. OO?MTS.
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We've Been Hacking
away at you now, for sometime. A good many chips have fallen
but we intend to keep right on until further orders. The news of this store ought to
be interesting reading for everybody who likes to get the value of his money.
We're talking now of all-around values. It doesn't do to forget that a
thing may be worth the price and yet not be up-to-date. You wouldn't kick very
much, if we gave you your money's worth even in that way, perhaps; but we want
to do better by you still. Therefore, we're never satisfied unless we can give you
an " all around good bargain" for your cash. Such an ottering, we think we have
in this season's
Our shelves and counters groan beneath the weight of just the kinds you
are looking for. Not like the trashy kind, that goes to pieces in the first wash
ing?but built for strong men to thrash around in. Here are a few sorts. The
prices tell their own story: Best Egyptian Balbriggan Shirts, 50 cents; Good
Balbriggan Shirts, 25 cents.
HOSE FOR HEN.
Men's Socks, in large variety from heavy cotton socks, at 5c. and 10 cents a
pair, to the dainty lace family and their fancy relations, in every color and style
25 cts to 50 cents.
We would like you to seethe new Suits, black and blue, and Colored $10.00.
Confident that you cannot duplicate the quality for less than a third more than
our prjce. Extra Trourers at $2.00, $3.00 and up to $7.00.
CLOTHING FOR BOYS.
From the tiny mite of humanity "the three year old" up to the youth well
advanced in his "teens," suits are here, to fit and to please. Not only pleasing
in looks, quality and service possibilities, but pleasing in price. A splendid line
of boy's odd plants at 50 cents and 75 cents.
No matter what your wants may be, you'll find this a pretty good place to come to when you
want to supply them. Our prices are always interestingand our Otterings attractive, because live men are behind
this busiti3ss who have your interests in mind as well as their own.
J. E. Minter & Bro.,
Laurens, S. C. Clothing, Shoes and Dry Goods.
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LAURENS, B. O.
Men We Want to Talk To:
We believe that if ever;/ man in Laurens tvas a
clothing expert?if every man in Laurens knew
the positive facts in the case?that every man in
Laurens would come straight to ns for all his
Clothing. Each week we will publish a little ar
gument on this subject. This week's argument is
To the Man who
Wants the Variety for Selection.
VARIETY is said to be the "Spice of Life."
In the selection of a man's Clothing, it is certainly the
only spice that appeals to all tastes. But VARIETY is one
thing, and JUDICIOUS
VARIETY is another. No
one who has seen our stock
would hesitate to assert that
it presents not only the
greatest variety, but the
BEST VARIETY as well.
There are no out-of-date
styles here?no antiquated
fashions, but the widest di
versity of all the new, dres
sy, 8tylish,elegant garments
ever appeared in Laurens.
The man who buys here,
can always feel certain that
he has the style best suited
to his individuality.
Special things in Boys and
Childrens' Clothing. We
have a few odd lots of Boys
and Childrens'Clothing that
we* will throw on our coun
ters. Special prices for the
cash this week.
of Ladies and Chil
drens Oxfords and Strap
Sandal Slippers. Call and
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LADIES' IMPORTED KID GLOVES.
This week we will put on sale 100
pairs of Ladies' Imported Kid Gloves at
69 cents per pair.
They come in three shades of gray,
three shades of tan and black.
They are perfect, all good shades
and gloves that are sold at lots of places
at $1.00 per pair. Come before your
size is sold.
Woman's headwear, the stylish,
becoming kind for Dress and
Street wear. Ready-to-don
or those to order at prices
that will interest you.
Davis, ffaper & Co.
Famous Outfitters and Leaders of the Fashions.
$ IS-IT-HOT-ENOUGH FOR YOU?
If you would be cool and comfortable this hot
weather wear our zephyr-weight dress fabrics, such as
Linons, Organdies, Dimities, Dotted Swisses, etc, instead
ol sweltering you'll be cool, serene and happy.
Sheer Organdies, white and colored, 10c
Colored Dimities, desirable patterns, 6Lc
Special numbers in India Linons, 60 to 25c
Don't Fail to Look Over Our Line of x
^ Gauze Vests and Lace Striped Hose, jgfe
Gauze Vests bleached, taped neck, only 5c ?jrj
Better qualities, taped neck, and
sleeve, .10c to 25c ml
Drop-stich Hose, black and col
ored,.10c to 25c Jk
A handsome line of ladies' oxfords and slippers. Col- my
onial and other designs, in Vici and Patent Kid. We ?TK
sell the famous "American Beauty" Corset. All the
latest designs. ^k9
Headquarters for Stylish Millinery, u
We invite your patronage on merit alone. Satisfae
tion with every purchase or your money back.
HPHES HOB, ^
WHITE STONE LITHIA WATER
Is the lightest water on the market. Wo realize that this is claiming u
great deal, and we could not afford to make this assortion unless wo know that
wo could prove it to bo true. Hut it docs not take an oxport to lest tho softness
of a Mineral Water. When carbonating a mineral water, if it is a hard water
the gases will not bo absorbed in tho water, and when t he bot t le is opened, Iho
gases escape, and tho water is left Hat and hard, while if It is a soil wator, like
WHITE STONE LilTHlA, it will retain its gases for hours alter hoing un
Read what some prominent persons you know have to say of the merit-,
of the WHITE STONE LITHIA WATER:
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 10th, 1902.
J. T. Harris, Esq.,
White Stone Spring, S. C.
Dear Sir:?I am using White Stone
Lithla Spring's Wator. and am very
much pleased with results. I think it
the best I have used.
Yours very respectfully,
O. B. Simmons.
Laurons, 8.C., 8cpt. 12th, 1002.
Mr. J. T. Harris.
While Stone Spring?, S. C.
Dear Sir:?I tako pleasure in saying
that my family received great benefit
from tho use of White Stone Llthia
Water. I can heartily recommend it
to any one in need of a healthful
J. O.C. Fleming.
Greenville. S. ('.. Oct. 10, IIHW.
After a service of one season ul
White Stone Llthia Springs, as resi
dent physician 1 do not. hosttalo lo say
that the offeot of the water upon those
who drink it for any length of llmo,
has been perfectly marvelous. Invari
ably an increase both In llosh and a)H
petite was perceptible in one week,
proving it to bo a mineral water ul
undoubted powerful tonic property. Its
peculiar adaptability to discuses origi
nating from disorders of the kidney,
bladder and liver, such as Dropsv,
Brlght's disease, Diabetes and uric acid
calculi, and all forms of .Dyspepsia,
Rheumatism and Gout, is to bo ex
pected from the splendid analysis It
lias been noted frequently thai visi^
tors before coming here had to follow
every meal with some form of correc
tive, or COnllno themselves entirely to
predigested foods: soon discard theso
entirely, boing delighted to lind that
the w..tor alone nature's own remedy
sufficed. Of the many who drank this
water this season for ten day consecu
tively, not one but oxporioncod decided
benefit and a perceptible gain in weight,
varying from two to live pounds.
L. C. Stephens. M . I).
Wo have the largest brick Hotel In the Carolinas or Georgia, with all
<4T Electric Car Line runs from Southern Rood to Spring.
White Stone Lithia Water Co.
Whlto Stono Spring, S. O.
the bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Ag<\
Aids Digestion, Regulates
the Bowels, Strengthens
the Child and Makes
Costs Only 25 cents at Drnfljists,
Or m.dl 25 cents to C. J. MOFFBTT, M. D., ST. LOUIS, MO.
Ouros Eruptions, Soros, Colic, Hivos, Thrush. Romovcrs and Provonts,
Worms. TSlSlTZZISTuSL COUNTERACTS AND OVEKCOMES
THE EFFECTS OF THE SUMMER'S HEAT UPON TEETHING CHILDREN.
YOU NEED A TONIC
these hot days. We have a preparation
which is absolutely harmless, and builds the
system up in a healthy, natural manner. It
will make you enjoy Summer.
W. W. DODSON.