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WILL EiNTEU THE MINISTRY.
Mr. C. IL Hobo Will Become * Bap.
Mr* Charles B. Bobo of this city will
enter the Baptist ministry. It is
statod that bo will take a course in the
Baptist Seminary in Louisville. Mrs.
Bobo will accompany him to Louisville.
Mr. Bobo, whilo he has been an active
and successful business man, has for
years been a zealous worker in his
ohurch and liberal in Its support. At
tho Baptist State Convention in Green
vrie last week it was announced tbat
the First Baptist Church 'hero gave
more to foreign missions thau any
other church* in South Carolina, in
cluding those of the large cities. Mr
Bobo has done his part well in all this
good work. The people of Laurens
believe and hope that his work in the
ministry will be full of usefulness to
Mr. M. H. Fowler has bought Mr.
Bobo's Main street house and it is said
that Mr. Warren Bolt will go to Mr.
Homo From Mississippi.
Mr. Claude Babb is at home from
Mississippi on a visit to his mother,
Mrs. 0. M. Babb, and other relatives.
Mr. Babb lives now in the llnest cotton
producing section of the South, 18 or
20 miles from the Mississippi and 40
miles south of Memphis. He has a
fine position on a 05 horso plantation .
"The crop in our immediate section is
fairly good" said Mr. Babb "but gen
erally it is about as short in the South
Wost as it is here. Mr. Babb is re
ceiving a warm welcome from his num
erous friends in Laurens.
9 Gone To Conference
Rev. W. B. Duncan of the Fii*st
Methodist Church loft yesterday for
the Conference. As usual Mr. Duncan
will be ablo to roport all cooforence
dues collected from his church. Mr.
J. F. Bolt will leave for conference
Go to Williamson's lor Cut Glass.
* Every bo'tlo of Our New Discovery
BENT A LETTER
TO SANTA CLAUS.
Congressman Johnson's Bright Little
Boy Naturally Enough Thought
Urosreuor Was St. Mick.
The small grandson of Mr. and Mrs. ]
H. \V. Anderson, the son of Congress
man J. T. Johnson, Is himself known in
congress. The following interesting
story of the bright litt'e lad was writ
ten to the News and Courier by its
Representative Johnson is the only
member of tho South Carolina delega
tion who did not go home for the
Thanksgiving holidays. Ho is very
comfortably and oonveniently located
with his family but one block from the
Capitol, on North Capitol streets. Mr.
Johnson has a son four years old who
frequently attends the sessions of the
Mouse with his father. Henry Wil
liams Johnson Is bis name snd he Is
very popular with the members of the
Last Tuesday, during the "hour of
talk" in the House over the proposition
to adjourn over until the following Fri
day, Mr. Johdson's little boy was pres
ent. Naturally, at this season, the little
fo] low 's thoughts were of Christmas and
what he expeots to receive from Santa
Claus. While the elder Johnson was
absorbed In the debate between Wil
liams and Do Armond for the minority
and Hepburn and Orosvenor for the
majority, the younger Johnson was
busily employed scribbling over a
sheet of paper on his father's desk.
Having previously become familiar
with the electric button, which calls a
page, he pushed the button. His call
was answered by one of the smart lit
tle boys who run messages.
At that moment Con. Orosvenor, of
Ohio, was addressing the House.
"Will you take this letter to Mr.
Santa Claus, over there, and toll him
not to forget that I want an express
wagon," said the Johnson lad, pointing,
to the white whiskerod statesman whose
resemblance to St. Nick is exceedingly
Have you seen Williamson's now
A glas9 of water taken half an hour
before*breakfast will usually keep the
bowels regular. Marsh cathartics
should be avoided. When a purgative
is needed, take Chamberlain's Stom
aoh and Liver Tablets. They are mild
and gent'e In their action. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
MR. JACK COX LOSES
HEAVILY BY FIRE.
Bam. Five ltalcs or Cotton and Five
Mules llurned One Night Last Week
Together With Provender.
Nows has reached here of the burn
ing in Youngs township last week of
the barn of Mr. Jack Cox, a prominent
citizen and farmer. . Five mules, live
bales of cotton, provondor and various
other valuablo property were destroy
ed. It is stated that Mr. Cox lost all
bis mules except ono and that hap
pened not to be at home.
There was no insuruncc. The loss is
of course disastrous to Mr. Cox but he
Is a sterling citizen and will get ou his
feet again. Meanwhile, when a good
map has such misfortunes he ought to
bo helpod whether bo asks it or not.
The origin of the fire Is not known
Don't buy Jewelry hap
hazard. Look the ground over
^thoroughly, and buy when you
find the place where you can get
the very best, most stylish, most
reliable Jewelry for your money.
Of course, we think this is the
place and want to convince you
that we are right.
IT FIRST-CLASS Watch
and Jewelry repairing bj' an
Id this year to buy and sell HEAL
ESTATE, so lof. mo have your pro
positions on the following :
340 aoro tract in School District of
Wa'erloo, S. O. Land in high state of
cultivation, well watered and timbored,
6 good tenant hoires and necessary
out houses. $3,400.00.
200 acre tract at High Point, S. C.
145 aero tract on Itabun Creek. $900.00
fr21 acre tract at High Point, S. C.
11 room house iu town of Clinton, S .
C. $4,000 00.
305 acre tract on direct road from
Laurent to Clinton, 8. C. $4,000.00.
12 acre tract at Lanford Station.
2 store rooms on public square of
Laurens, S. C. $4.f>00 00.
140 acre tract at Power, S. O. $3,500.
1 house aud lot on East Main Streot.
10 room houso on North Harper
Dr. P. B. Connor hou-.os on Chostnut
Street, 3, $5,200.00.
25 tenant houses In diiTeront parts of
the city. Cheap.
5 shares Laurens Furniture Manu
facturing Co. $75.00.
42 shares National Hank stock, $U0 50
without January Dividond, or $100.00
with Janua-y Dividend. Will pell this
stock in any amount from 5 shnros up
to suit purchaser.
1 largo Cary Iron Hnfe in lirat c!a?s
order. Good si/.e. $35.00.
OEO. W. SHELL,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, HONRS AND
Laurens, S. O.
The City Market
Is the most up-to-date and the
only place (or you to buy your
Sausage and Vegetables
of all kinds.
Come one, come all.
Live and dressed poultry.
Hello give 174 please.
Winsome Winter Styles in
The HUB is, above all, a stylish store. There are other
stores hereabouts that carry larger stocks, btti none pay quite so
much attention to the style and character of their goods. Good
taste and correct fashions are the strongest arguments in favour
f our offerings in addition to the fact our prices are in all cases'
the lowest that can possibly be quoted on up-to-date and reliable
goods. We show splendid lines of every thing a woman can
wear from which we quote this week the following notable items:
Stylish Winter Hats,
We make modish, handsome)
jHats, full of style and distinctive
novelty, at all prices from $2.00]
to $10.00. They are patterned
after the very latest city styles
Nice Ready-to-Wear Hats, 75 ctsl
to $3.00. Missessand Children's
Hats 50 cents to $1.00. The'
prettiest Millinery showing in
Fair of Form and
Fine of Leather,
Our Ladies' Shoes are the
neatest looking, finest fitting and
best wearing that market sup
plies. Ladies' Shoes are a spe
cialty here, and you are sure of
splendid satisfaction. Our three
Shoe Leaders are the "Portia"
at $2.00; the "Radcliffe" at #2.50!
and the "Regina" at #3.00. Alii
sizes, widths and styles for you|
to select from.
Do you need a Walking Skirt?
We are showing the dressiest
line in town, at prices unusuall)
modest for such really fine styles
and qualities. The materials are
Serges, Zibelines, Tweeds and
Homespuns, in very handsome,
weaves, at all the way from $1.00
to #5.00 each. All are well made
and graceful fitting.
Exquisite Dress Goods
Our showing of new weaves inj
stylish Dress Ooods is simply ex
quisite. Fine 44 inch Zibelines
in all the leading shades, 75 cts;
45-inch Black Sicilian and 44-in
Black Cheviot Serge, only 50 cts
splendid value; 56-inch Coverts
and Homespuns, for Walking
Skirts, only 75 cents and hosts
of other splendid offerings. See]
them before you buy.
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TAPP'S DEPARTMENT STORE.
Our store is alive with the orowds o( enthusiastic Christinas
>Shoppers. 'I hey are taking our advice and buying now rather than
waiting to the last minute when everything has been picked over and
the crowds jam the stores everywhere. Now you think a moment and
see if our ad vies isn't good and sound.
Shop by Hail if You Cannot
There's scarcely any reason why you can't come here and do i
your shopping. The trains are running on fine schedules now, al- y
lowing ample time to spend the day In Columbia.- Come straight to
'Lapp's. We'll save you time, worry and money. But if you can't'
, come, then wrlta to us and tell us what you want. We will take (J
good c?ro of your ordors and we prepay mail, express or freight on
any purchase amounting to $5.00 or over, shipped within a radius of i
, GU? miles of Columbia.
Store Full of Appropriate Gifts.
Part of our store has much the appearance of au up-to-d-tto,
Jowolry Store. The front part is filled with a beautiful line of Sterl
ing Mlvcr Wai e, Brushes of all kinds, toilet sets and noveltios in
numerable. And the Silver and Pearl handle Umbrellas we are
showing cannot be surpassed in the South. Every one of guaranteed
Then thcr.i are Rugs and Linens; Silk Dresses and Wraps;
, Clonks and Suits; Hats and Caps; everything an up-to-date depart
ment store shou'd havo. And at prices lower by far than any you've
over had quoted to you boforo.
t&T (Watch our "ADS" in The State.)
THE JAMES L. TAPP CO.,
Cor. Main and Blanding, Columbia, S. C.
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Here are Some Specials at the
Cash Bargain Store.
The only place in town that you can get 6 Plates for 35 cents.
TOBACCO: Brown Mule 29 cents the pound t by box; Rock and
Rye 32 the pound by the box; Golden Grain 40 cents the pound.
Parched Coffee 10 cents the package.
J. L. HOPKINS, Proprietor.
November has come and gone and we have only 25 days to supply the people of Laurens and County with their Xmas Clothing, Suits,
Hats, Shoes, Dry Goods and flillinery. We want to thank the generous public for giving largest NOVEMBER business in our history. Our
stock has been wonderfully decreased. But in order to have plenty for our December trade we had to rebuy on many lines. So we can say that
we are in shape to care for your wants at prices that cannot be had elsewhere.
DON'T ASK FOR CREDIT.?During December we want to sell entirely for CASH as we expect to make it the largest December in our his
tory and want to devote all of our help to Cash Trade. We do this so as to have our books all balanced by January, and ask all of our friends
who owe us on account to call and balance same, as all accounts are now due and we need all in order to meet our obligations.
CLOTHING! CLOTHING! ? ? GREAT VARIETY
NICE AND USEFUL ARTICLES IN OUR?
Dry Goods Department
FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS that will please OLD AND YOUNG.
Never in our history have we had such a Clothing business as we have had this season. We attribute it all to selling
only the best Clothing at Lowest possible prices.
CONFIDENCE?Business is based on confidence ; Your business; Ours," Everybody's. There never was a time
in the Clothing business when confidence w,A8 more important than now. You have to pin your faith to somebody, and
our 12 years experience with our business constantly on the increase is a proof that those of our patrons that have put their
faith in us have not been disappointed. AND WE SAY that we will not disappoint you in future, but will continue to
offer the very liest at Lowest Prices.
1 <N<V?sO- .
In order to complete all line? we have made price s
01 som* Suits th it can't b* had for the price :
WE OFFER THE BEST SUIT FOR
$4.50, 5.50, 6.50, 7.50 and $8.50.
WE OFFER THE BEST SUIT FOR
$10.50, 12.50 13.50 and $15.50.
Big Job in Men's Colored, stiff bo9som, Shirts worth
50 cents, 75 cents, #i.oo and #1.50. Now
25 cts, 49 cts, 69 cts and 99 cts.
Beautiful Neckwear for Xmas. AH colors, all
shapes. Snappy a.id nice for Gifts to your friends.
Nice Umbrellas for gifts.
Elegant line of Underwear 25 cents, 50 cents, #1.00
and $i.$o the garment.
Gloves, Hosiery and Suspenders.
We call the hunters' attention to our line of Leggins?
Prices 25 cts, 50 cts, 85 cents, $1.25, $2.00 and $3.00.
Hats in all the newest Shapes and
_ Lowest Prices. _
You just can't afford to pass us on SHOES. The
greatest lines at
$1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, $5.00
A few $5 and $6.00 Overcoats now $3.50
The BEST OVERCOATS for $5.00, $6.50, $7.50
BEST OVERCOATS $10.00, $12.50, $15.00
Elegant Rain Coat, 10.50, 12.50, $17.50
Ladies plain Hemstitched Handkerchiefs,. 5 c
Ladies very sheer Hemstitched linen H'd'k., . 10 c
Ladies very sheer Embroidery Lawn " . 15 c
" " " Swiss and Linen " . 25 c
" Beautiful lace and Embroidery linen,50 c to $1.25
A new line of handsome Towels for the Holiday
Union Linen Huck Towels 15 cents each.
A great assortment of Huck add Damask Towels
in fringed and hemstitched border 25 cents each.
A beautiful line of Damask Towels from 50 cents to
Sweaters Cor Ladies and Children. Prices from
50 cents to $5.00.
Beautiful Down Quilts light and Fluffy #4.50 and
Extra heavy Wool Blankets, beautiful quality 10-4,
ii-io and 12-4. Prices $3.50, #4.50 and #5.00.
New Heavy white Waistings at prices
that wi? please you:
Regular 50 c Waistings, - - - 40 c
75 c " - - - 50 c
15 c " - - - 10 c
40 c fleece black Waisting 30 c
30 c " 44 " 25 c
Ladies' Gloves in Wool and Kid.
E. W. L, Kid, the "best made at the price,. #1.00
LaRome " " " ** " " ?? i,^0
Special lt ** ?? ?? " ?? 60
Ladies Wool Golf atid Jersey Gloves , 25 cents to
50 ecu ts.
Call to see us and make our place headquarters.
Now we say in all confidence that we can save you money and ask you to come and avoid the rush. Buy early while you can get the pick. We expect this to be the larges t
December Sale in our history and have made great efforts for these results. Thanking you and asking a continuance of your valuable patronage, we are your friends,
IDaYis, l^ojpef & Coirjjpapy,
Laurens, 5. C.
The Famous Outfitters for Men, Women and Children.