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BOY KILLS NEGRO
MAN BY ACCIDENT.
Unfortunate A flair In Sparenburg
County Near Wellford Last Mon
day?Result of Inquest.
Spartanburg, Deo. 28.?Gus Ham
mett, colored, was snot and killed this
morning by Frank Morrell, age 14
yoirs, son of Mr. H. W. Morrell, a
woll known farmer of Wcllford.
Frank Morrell started hunting this
morning with a gun and dog. He came
near a field in whioh Gus Hammett
and several other negroes wer.
working. Hammett told tho boy that
he oould not bit anything.
Morrell told blm to throw up a rook
and ho would hit It. As Hammett com
piled the boy leveled his gun, fired and
in hs d. He missed a second time; but
the load of the gun unintentionally en
tered tho body of the negro, inllloting
a fatal wound, from whtoh Hammett
dlod shortly afterwards.
. Coroner Foster held the inquest this
afternoon and the verdict of the jury
was to tho effeot that deceesed came to
his death byjgunshot wound mide by
Frank Morrel', it being an accident
with no mal' jo whatever.
MEWS FROM RIDDLE'S.
Christmas Trco was An Excellent One
Riddle's Old Field, Dec. 28.?Mr.
O. I,. Jones is visiting in this section.
The health of our community is good
at this time.
The Christmas tre.i at Riddle's Old
Field was an excellent one, and every
body enjoyed themselves. Santa Claus
was on hand.
Mrs. Mollio Garrott, of Lanford, is
visiting her mother at Sandy Springs.
Mr. Grover Donnon of Sandy Springs
visited at Mr. W? L. Gtrrett's last
Thursday and Friday.
Miss Dora Boyd, of Clifton, Is visit
ing the family of Mr. L. 0. Todd.
Miss Mittio Cannady visited Mrs.
Ella Todd last Thursday night.
Miss Lola Garrott Is going to Lau
rens to stay for the next twelvo months.
We are sorry to see her leave, but wish
We wish Thk Advertser a merry
Forget Me Not.
Christmas Tree at Mt. Pleasant.
The Mt. Pleasant school celebrated
Christmas with a Cristmas tree and
recltaMons and songs. The holly bush
was magnificently decorated and heav
ily laden with gifts for the children.
The recitations were very appropriate
and were well rendered, and the songs
were excellent and were rendered In
operatic style. Some of the presents
were very valuable, a five dollar gold
piece being among tho gifts. Santa
Glaus and Kris Kringle wero both
present, amusing not only the children
but also the grown people. Tho oc
casion was an enjoyable affair and
shows tho tact of the efficient teacher,
Miss May Madden, to manage her pu
pils and invent innocent amusements
for tho young. Everybody was do
lighted with tho d*y and went home
proud of tho school and tho teacher.
A Silver Wedding.
Cross Hill, Dec. 20.?On Friday
afternoon, from 3 to 7 o'clock, at the
hospitable homo of Mr. and Mrs. It
D. Nance of Cross Hill were enter,
talned 75 gues's. The occasion was to
celebra'e tho 25th anniversary of their
The homo was beautifully decorated
In holly, ivy, palms and ferns. Tho
color schemo in green and red was
tastofully carried out.
The guests were received by Mrs. M
T. Simpson, Mrs. J. H. Miller, Miss
Theresa Davenport and Miss Annie
Rudd. Mrs. Simpson was attired in a
gown of black crepe de chine, Mrs.
Miller in a becoming gown of black
peau de soie with handsome orna
ments, M'.ss Davenport In a beautiful
black tiffeta wi'h real lace, and Miss
Rudd in a very striking suit of brown.
M is.Anderson and Cook were in
charge of the souvenirs, whioh were
sprigs of holly with green and red rib
The bride and groom received in the
parlor. The bride was becomingly at
tired in black peau do soie. The din
ner was served In two elaborate
courses. The presents received were
numerous aud handsome. The out of
town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. F. C.
Nance, Abbeville; Mrs. John Clink-,
scales, Abbe. 111c: Mrs. J. N. Nance
and daughter, Abbeville.
Mrs. Ilyams Mets $150 In' Gold.
The Chronicle's story somo days ago
about a merchant of a ne'ghboring,
town who paid a debt of long standing
to ths wife of an old merchant who
died here some years ago, excited a
great deal of interest and curiosity
The money has been paid, the eheck
having bem promptly honored, and
now the names can bo given. The
merchant was Mr. B. W. Baker, now
Of Clinton, S. C, but who was In busi
ness In Monroe at the time he failed
owing the Charlotte merchant, who
was the late Capt. J. Koessler. The
check was made payable to Mr. H. 0.
Ecclcs, who got it cashed and paid
$150 in gold to Mrs. Fred Hvams for
h?raei; and children.?Charlotte Chron
To improve the appetite and strength
en the diges'lon, try a few do? es of
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Mr. J. H.
Seltz, of Detroit, Mich., says, ' They
restored my appetito when impaired,
relieved me of a bloated feeling and
oaused a pleasant and satisfactory
movement of the bowels." There are
people in this community who need
just such a medlolne. For ea'e by Lau
rens Drug Co. Every box warranted.
? DIU V EN TO DESPERATION.
Living at an out of the way place, re
mote from civilization, a family la of
ten driven to desperation In oase of ac
oident, resulting in Burns, Ou:?. Ul
cers. Woundu, eto. Lay In a supply of
Buoklen'ri Arnloa Salve. It's the best
on earth. 25 cents at Laurons Drug Co.
and W. W. Dodson.
O A.? T O H. X Jk.,
Im the ^4 ^ m Ym Ha? A!*H
HOW HE BECAME A LAWYER
The Story of John Sherman'* Ad
u)n?l<>n to (he Bar.
When John Sherman wns quite
young ho was tak?u Into the law ofUco
of his brother Charles at Mansfield, O.,
to help about the oflieo and niako him
self generally useful. One day when he
was In his twenty-first year ho took
Charles oao sldo and quietly asked him
for a loan of $50.
"Whatl" Charles exclaimed. "What
do you Intend doing with so much
"I am going to Columbus to be ad
mitted to' tho bar>" John replied.
Charles was greatly surprised, as
John had never asked him for any ad
vice regarding tho profession nor had
he ever appeared to bo Interested to any
extent In the study of law.
"You can't bo admitted to tho bar
without some knowlcdgo of tho law,"
John maintained that he knew more
about law than some others and as
sured his brother that ho would try to
ralso the money somewhere.
"You know," ho added, "It will be
necessary for mo to havo respectable
clothes and enough money to pay my
traveling and hotel expenses."
Charles finally ordered tbo clothes
and provided 1dm with the necessary
money. At Columbus on the day he
become of age John was admitted to
tho bar. On his return he said to
"I am going to Iowa to practlco law."
Charles remonstrated with him.
"There Is room for both of us to prac
tlco law here In Mansfield," Charles
They then and there became partners
and continued to practice togeth? un
til tho formation of tho Republican
party, when John was sent from tho
Mansfield district as n representative
Later he waj elected to the United
States senate, and the balance of his
lifo became a very Important and In
teresting part of tho history of his
THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE.
VnlnaMc Territory It Brought to the
Tho upper portion of the Louisiana
purchase was known as the territory of
Louisiana. It comprised all that terri
tory north of tho thirty-third degreo of
latitude, eastward to the Mississippi
aud westward and northward as far as
the undetermined boundaries of tho
newly acquired possessions might ex
tend. South of tills was the district of
Orleans, with Its seat of government
fixed at New Orleans. The cession of
the upper part of the purchase did not
take place until March 10, 1804, when,
having received tho ccsslou from tho
Spanish, tho French representative
handed it over to the agent of tho Unit
ed States with a very brief and simple
By those unimpressive procoedlugs
the government of the United States
was put in possession of territory with
in whose boundaries now flourish the
states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missou
ri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Da
kota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho,
Montana, the Indian Territory and
parts of the states of Minnesota and
Colorado. The men who wero the ac
tive agents In the transfer of this
mighty land from one national jurisdic
tion to another are well nigh forgotten
in tho crowd and rush of later but not
less Important events. By this historic
purchase tho seat of a mighty empire
was forever established. By this pur
chase the possibilities of developing
from tho republic a world power were
strengthened. Under our beuignant
rulo comfort, luxury, prosperity and
every variety of material activity fill
the wide spaces in which our faUiers
found only a trackless wilderness. Com
mon gratitude bids us recall with ac
claim the names of Jefferson, Living
ston nnd Monroe, who, building better
than they knew, mado this magnificent
transformation possible.?Noah Brooks
The Book He Wanted.
Odd demands are mado on the busy
editor's time. A Scotch member of tho
fraternity recently received a letter, tho
envelope bearing a request that the
contents should bo handed to any book
seller in Edinburgh. Tho letter ran:
"The book that I want Is a courting
book, a book that will tell mo how to
talk to tho lass that I love. A book
that will tell me the words to say to
her and the words to ask her when I bo
courting her Is tho sort of a book that
I want, no matter how few or how lit
tle the words may bo."?Irish Times.
Why Hood Left Kaubvilli-.
An old pleasantry worth repeating
relates to tlio experience of General
Hood, who In great haste left Nash
vlllo on ono side of tho city as the
Federal troops wero entering upon
the other. His colored Borvant, being
captured, was asked why General
Hood left In such a hurry. "Ah," ho
said, "Massa Hood didn't think ho
could do hlssclf justice in this city."?
Boston Christian Register.
Guide to Beauty.
She?I havo two very dear friends
Agnes nnd Florence.
He?Which Is tho more popular?
"Oh, Agnes is much moro popular
than Florence among tho girls."
"Introduce mo to Florence. I am
partial to geod looking girls."--Kansas
The Better Plan*
Ethel?He has promised to givo mo
every dollar he earns!
Papa?Better make bun promise to
give yon every dollar ho gets. Ho has
a political Job, you know!?Puck.
A man of strong will can mnko any ,
woman do anything that she wants to
By virtue of a Decree of the Court of
Commoo Pia?? !s the case oi William
C irby, Jr.. Executor, Plaintiff, against
Nannie M. Irby, et. al., Defendants, I
will sell at public outory to the high
est bidder, at Lauren*, O. H. S. C, oa
Sa'esday In January, 1004, belog tbe
1th day of tho month, the following lot
of land: All that lot of land in the City
of Lturenp, bounded by Harper Street
on the East, Academy Street on the
North, Chestnut Street on the Wost,
and lands of the estate of E. M. Oaine
on the South, containing 23 acres, be
ing the home place of the late J. L. M.
Said premises will beeold In lots, the
size, boundaries and descriptions of
which can be had of me after ihe 10th
lost, Prospective bidders will be shown
over the premises at any time.
Terms of sale- -One-third cash, bal
ance in two equal annual installments,
bearing eight per oent interest, and
seourea b? bond of purchaser and
mortgage of premises; with leave to
purohaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purohaser to pay for papers.
William c. Irby, Jr ,
WANTED ? Persimmon, Dogwood
Hlokory and Holly Logs. Freight paid
on carloads. James Cockthott, Char
leston, 8, C.
WHALEY MILLS SUITS
Ones! Ion of Hecelversblp lias Not Yet
llern Determined by Judge 81
uiontou?One Case Settled.
Judge Simontun litis under cons'uer
a'lon the quest'on whetbor or not tlio
Olympia Mills in Columbia shall be
placrd in tho hands of a receiver, tho
hearing havlDg been had last week.
The suit of stcekholderj of the Gran
by Mil's has boon settled.
Should the Olymbia be pUend in the
bands of a receiver it wl'l be fold. If
It Is not, then tho effort will letocarry
out the reorgani/.ati -n of the three
mills, Olympia, Kichland aod Granby,
known as tho Whaley group, by selling
bocdi and paying tho debts.
The collapse of tho Whaley Ml.Is is
tha biggest fioaucial sensation thU
has tak- n placo in this S'ate in years
or at any time in cotton mill circles in
Tho management of the mills has
been openly and most sovorely criti
cised throughouttho Slate.
A GLIMPSE OF TOKYO
SCENES IN THE SCARRED CAPITAL
OF EASTERN JAPAN.
A 'WlileHproiwl Medley of I;iipleiiHitut
SifflKM, (ill- i". find Sound??Soiuc of
the luOonvcnteneeM Tiutt iK-wet (ho
i -?i ?? ir. n??lit SHopnlitflF?
Tokyo, the vast sprawling onpltal of
eastern Japan, n comparatively young
City, Is aged with the sears of lire, of
earthquake and of war. This great
city, once of 1,000,000 inhabitants,
spread over what is popularly estimat
ed as a hundred square miles, seems
still to cower In the shadow of tho for
tress dt' tho great lyeyasu.
For the American tourist unprepared
for the real orient and knowing Japan
only through her art products and the
few pen pictures of the artist rhapso
disls who have embarrassed her with
their praises Tokyo Is a rare purgative.
Except for the stately and dignified
tombs of the slioguns and tho Hue olll
Cinl grounds and buildings of the capi
tal he llnds his senses assailed on every
side by unpleasant sights, odors and
Approaching Tokyo by train from Yo
kohama, he sees the green hillsides pla
carded with enormous advertisements.
Arrived in the city, he llnds tho poster
and billboard everywhere monstrous
and flagrant. Stagnant sewers llo along
the roadside, and foul odors arise from
the pavements, constantly wot down
by the householders. Portorfl and store
keepers with a rag of n breechctout or
n scant skirt jostle, shout and stare,
and perhaps a whole family may bo
seen in a doorway ready for tho tub,
from which you see the steam arising.
A street called the (Slnga is the state
street of Tokyo, and here In tho even
ing you may find an Infinity of wares
spread out upon the walk, which Is ono
of the few real sidewalks In Japan.
Most of these wares, however, are a
vast Inconsequential array of cheap
trifles, such ns the enterprising mana
ger of an American "the cent store"
might gather together. There are, how
ever, a number of somewhat preten
tious stores to be seen by the persist
Shopping in Tokyo, however, is at
tended by many inconveniences. To hc
srln with, your rickshaw man knows no
English and nothing about the stores,
and the names and numbers of streets
nro known only to tho map makers.
Where n street has a name it Is likely
to belong only to the shady side and to
run nround tho block Instead of contin
uing from the next corner. If, how
ever, you succeed In Unding n store
your troubles have just begun. Tho
proprietor sits at the rear of the estab
lishment, cross legged, before n small
desk. By virtue of being In his own
store he has reached the summit of
earthly desire and cares nothing about
you. Perhaps If you wait some small
clerk of a dozen years or less will como
to wait upon you and, seeing you are
a foreigner, will charge you extra for
the few words of English ho can mas
If you are bold enough to leave your
rickshaw and wander about on foot you
will soon nttrnct a curious crowd, tho
clatter of whoso wooden gcta upon tho
flogs will well nigh deafen you. It Is a
good natured, well .meaning crowd,
however, and will soon be scattered by
n policeman. If there nro any clerks
going your wny they will address you
In tho hope of learning n few words of
English or Inviting you to their stores.
There is no hostility or insult, only cu
riosity nnd good natured, childish
Modesty Is mi unknown quantity In
Jnpnu, Its one soon iearns. If your rick
shaw man's two garments become damp
he is likely to change them before you,
nnd follow travelers in tho cars are
sure to change their clothes without
deference to placo or surroundings.
Men and women use the same tank nt
the same time in the public baths with
out a thonght of Impropriety.
The streets of n Japanese city nro full
of Interesting sights nnd seem never
twice tho same. Every store and .every
passer by In a novelty that chains tho
attention for a moment. In a land ?
where nearly all worcs nro hand made
every article has some individuality,
nnd ono Is led on with tho hope of find
ing something better than tho rest.
Heavy loads nro carried through tho
streets on the backs of men and wom
en, on horses nnd on two wheeled carts.
The carts nro drawn by bulls or shag
gy northern stallions nnd nro guided by
tho driver, who walks with tho pole.
Tho burdens carried by women nnd
children nro remarkable. All over Ja
pan the heaviest work Is dono by wom
en, the brlek? "??1 masonry for the now
museum nnd government buildings be
ing so transported in tho heat of mid
summer. Children carry their brothers
and sisters strapped to their backs and
haul great loads on heavy enrts. The
lifo of tho laboring classes seems very
(arduous, nnd they aro remarkably pa
tient nnd industrious. Throughout city
nnd country overy ono seems to be hard
Tho death rate of Tokyo is very high.
Tho custom of carrying very young
children strapped on tho back- with
their heads unprotected from tho snn
leads to thousands of cases of bruin fe
ver nnd blindness. A majority of the
children bear the marks of skin dis
eases, and their heads ore often nau
seating to behold. Tho water used in
tho city Is suspicious, and travelers
drink spring water or tea. Tho general
practice of rubbing certain wooden im
ages on tho temples to securo freedom
from various forms of disease undoubt
edly assists the spread of various dis
B?*ra tht ' The Kind Yog Haw Always Bwfltt
The oiii l<"iinliloiicd School Game
Wherein Everybody l'lnycd.
There la tJO Such spirit In tho school
today as hi old times. They havo a
football Olovon, It is tl'UO, and 11 holds
Its head well up among Us mutes; a lit
tle nbOVO 'em, too, inosi of the time?
tho old school's tho old school yet, I
tell 'oni but. nfter all, it isn't tho old
game nor tho ol<l spirit. 1 go out some
times to watch them and think, "Well,
it's a queer game they play now and
call football!". They trot out in such
UBtonlshlug toggery padded aud guard
ed from shiy to crown, welted, helled,
Strapped and buckled bcyoud recogni
tion. And there's no Independence in
the play; every move has to be told
?ein. It's as If they weren't big enough
to run nloue, und so they hire a big
stepmother of a university "couch,"
who Stands round in a red sweater and
yells and berates them. Not a man an
swers hack; lie doesn't dare to. They
don't dare out plain Christian foud, hut
have a "training table" and diet like
invalids. I've seen 'em at a gaum not
dare take :t plain drink of water. When
they got thirsty they sucked at a wet
sponge, like hahes at tile hottle!
It was not so in bur day. No apron
strings of a university coach were tied
to us. We were free horn men. When
we wanted to play WO got together and
went down to the old pasture, to the
big oak tree that stood near tho middle
of it, and there we would "chooso up"
and take off our coats and vests and
Deckgear and pile them round the oak
nnd walk out Oil the Held and go at It?
everybody- not a pitiful dozen or so,
while the'rest stood with their hands
in their pockets nnd looked on, but ev
erybody! And it was football; no lay
ing half an hour without seeing the
ball in the air once. We kicked it all
tho time except when we missed it,
and then we kicked the other fellow's
shins. And when wo got "thirsty wo
went down to the spring and took an
honest drink out of an honest tin cup.?
G. H. Teeple in Atlantic.
No Aloro SucccNNfal I'Innt nnd None
Perhaps none of our plants is more
common or more familiar than tho
dandelion, anil certainly none is more
wonderful. First of all It Is not n na
tive, but was Introduced from Europe,
whence havo conio many of our worst
weeds, tilted by centuries of struggle iu
cultivated fields to overcome the na
tive piauts of n continent Where culti
vation had previously been practically
unknown and where natives had had
no opportunity of adapting themselves
to tho conditions of civilized agricul
One of the dandelion's strongest
points Is the ability to obtain nourish
ment under strong competition nnd in
unfavorable situations. A deep, strong,
perennial taproot draws all available
nourishment nnd moisture from sur
face und subsoil, stores nourishment
during the winter nnd enables the
plant to start far and away ahead of
most of its competitors. This same tap
root is exceedingly bitter, which very
likely protects It from destruction by
moles and" other animals. At least 1
do not remember having seen a root
that bad been disturbed by animals of
any kind. ?
But only a small portion of its food
comes from tho soil. Air nnd sunshine
are just ns necessary, for the air is
food and tho sunshine#is digestion for
our vegetable neighbors. Note the
shape of the leaves. Narrow at the
base and widening nt tho outer end,
they form a dense rosetto that not only
gets for the dandelion all tho air and
sunshine coming its way, but smothers
all but the most sturdy competitors.
Here lies the secret of tho dandelion's
presence in lawns and walks and open
waste places. In lawns tho grass s
kept low so that it. ennnot overtop and
shade tho dandelion, whllo its own
leaves He bo low and close that they
are little hurt by the mower nnd can
smother the grass underneath. ? Har
SucakliiK Without Wordn.
Spanish young ladies hold animated
conversations with their lovers by
means of a fan, which they always car
ry. Italians use a llowor for similar
purposes, and a young girl who may bo
apparently idly pulling the petals from
a ,roso Is in reality making arrange
ments for perhaps a secret visit to tho
opera house with her lover.
In Malta comparatively few people
can rend, yot nearly every one holds a
prayer book when at church. Tho rea
son for this Is that a prayer brok lan
guage Is in existence, nnd by carefully
watching each other's movements two
persons can readily and secretly com
municate with each other through tho
various positions in which tho books
are held being recognized as codo
Most homes would bo far happier if
men wero ns cousidernto of their wives
ns they were of their sweethearts.
If each remembered that tho other
was a human being.
If they endeavored to bo as agreeable
as they wore In their courtship days.
If domestic trials and tribulations
were not told to neighbors.
If household expenses wero In pro
portion to the husband's salary.
If privileges taken wero given.?
'Mil- Strutcfcy of Snmuel.
Proud Father?I tell you, sir, that
boy of mine will bo a wonder!
Friend (wearily) ? What wonderful
thing has he done now?
Proud Father?Why, tho other day
ho aio all the preserves In tho pantry.
I overheard him sny ns ho smeared the
ent's face with tho stuff, "I'm sorry,
Tom, to do this, but I can't havo tho
old folks suspect me!"?Smart .Set.
The SncceHHful Mnn In Ilualneaa.
"That man is a groat thinker," was
the admiring comment.
"Yea," answered Senator Sorghum
despairingly, "but I have noticed thnt
these very* studious people aren't suc
cessful in business. What you want
to be nowadays Is not a great thinker,
but a good guesser."?Washington Stnr.
Great Ilrllnln got two of her posses
sions from pirates, tho Leeward Islands
In Borneo nnd Sarawak in the north
west of Borneo.
She Settled It.
"Sir," began the youth, "I have come
to nsk for your daughter's hand fn"~
"No, slrl" snorted her father. "You
can't havo her! What could possibly
have prompted you to ask"?
"Why-or-sho did, slrl"
"Oh, that's different! Also, that set
tles HI"- Philadelphia Press.
***N e%%** ??>
use a homely illustration :
. ien you find yourself in the wrong and the right is polntod out
to you, to be honest with yourself, what should you do? SWITCH 1
If you are using lard for frying and shortening, and wo provo to
you that Cottolono is purer, more healthful, more economical, what
should you do? SWITCH 1
Nature's Gift from the Sunny South
otto leu e
Shortens nwr^ your* lift
Now, lard, as you know, is made .' m hog fat. It may or may
not be pure, Cottolono is always pure, .e uise it contains nothing but
roflnod vegetable oil and choice beef suet. It is always uniform, and
we guarantee the quality. Besides, it is- never sold in bulk like lard,
but comes in sealed tin pails, and is not opon to contamination. So
much for purity and healthfulness.
As to economy?Cottoleno is richer than lard. It requires, therefore,
but two-thlrd3 the quantity to securo better results. This moans oconomy.
Why not do justice to your stomach and give it a digestible product
rather than an Indigestible one? Your grocer will start you right with
a pail of Cottoleno.
T?T?T?T? Send us ft. Sc ?tamp to pay postage and we'll mail you a copy of our book,
* *V*J'*-' Home Helps." edited by Mrs. Rorer. which contains 300 choice recipes
from the country's noted cooks.
Made only by THE N. K. PiAIRBANK COMPANY. Dept. 612 ChiCOffO &
a hint in need
is a hint indeed!
How many ladies arc there in Laurcns and vicinity who
are much in need of a Fine New Dress and a stunning,handsome
Hat, yet have been putting off the purchase week by week in
hopes of saying money by waiting? For all such ladies THE
HUH has most welcome news?nothing less than the news of
deep and decisive reductions in the price of practically every
piece of Dress Goods in the store and on all our Hats and Trim
mings. We never carry Goods over from one Season to another
if we can possibly avoid it. Dame Fashion is too fickle to make
it safe to do so. And so we cut the prices down very close to
Hadn't you better come and see for yourself just what
price advantages we oiler you. A hint in need is a hint indeed.
It you need either Dress or Hat, this hint of money saving is
worth your heeding. Here are a few sample reductions:
45-inch vScotch Suitings, desirable patterns, worth 85 cts now
56-inch Broad Cloth, heavy weight, " $1.25 now 8.5c
38-inch Heavy Skirting, offered and going, " 60 cts now 45c
38-inch Zibelines, desirable colors, " *6o cts now 45c
Lot of Children's Cloaks and Jackets at
4?4>4,?J.4,4*4< 4,4*4.4.4. ^4-4-4^4.4. 4.4. 4. 4c 44.4.
ATTENTION, FARMERS! |
I ^am now prepared to ship goods for next year's
crop, and we guarantee our goods to be delivered in good
condition, and also to come up to analyses branded on ?jh
sacks. Those farmers who are interested in reliable fer-fj
tilizers are requested to read the annexed certificate.
? A. HUFF, Agent,
Laurens, S. C,
Clinton, S.. C, November, 23rd, 1903. ?T
|5 Mr. A. Huff, Laurens. S. C, Agent for V. C. C. Co.,
Dear Sir: I report to you the result of the 8-4-4 goods <|)
purchased from you last year I tried on our experimental ^
patch along side of a Competitor's 8-4-4 goods with three
(3) rows left between each sample used. Result: Hh
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.'s 115 lbs seed cot-?j|?
ton Competitor's 82 pounds, and the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Co.'s goods were in a much better mechanical
form and distributed to more satisfaction and the same
amount of goods were used in each row and same weighed
and cultivated alike. * J. H. HUNTER.
Witness, W. H. Gilkerson. ^
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Cash Bargain Store -
Wishes to all a Happy and Prosperous
J. L. HOPKINS, Proprietor.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo
In Two Days.
Seven Mutton boxes toM In post 12 months.
^VeV box. 25c.
A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
SPEAKING OF SANTA CLAUS
Reminds me that it would be a wise
move on your part to guarantee that he will visit your
little ones until they are grown. II you should suddenly
receive a call to make a trip to that land from whence no
traveler returns, have you arranged with old Santa Claus
to continue his trips to your loved ones? If you haven't
it is high time you were doing so. It would be an ex
cellent idea for you to drop into your wife's Christmas
stocking a policy issued by the State Life Insurance
Company. This would be a good present for her now
and would guarantee future visits from Santa Claus.
Never thought of it in that light before, eh? You can
get all the particulars by mail if you will ask for them.
D. SAM COX, General Agent,
Columbia, S. C.
Wishes You a
HAPPY NEW YEAR. V
Wo greet jon with the best wishes of the season anil hope that
fear 1004 will be a most prosperous year for you all. ?L?9
A Word to The Legislators. ||
In less than two weoks you will be assembled In Co'umbia ^'>r^ta
mik-s of Columbia.
your legislative work. Wo will bo glad to have you call at any timo
If you have orders from homo for any wearing apparel for the ladies
or for homo furnishings, lot us fill thorn. And when your families
come hero to see you during tho eessiou, bring them up to Tapp's De
Wo havo the newest goods and ask you the least money. And re
member, wo prepay mail, express or freight on all purchases
amounting to $0.0.0 or over shipped anywhere within a radius of (>00
THE JAMES L. TAPP CO., Q
Cor. Main and Blanding, Sts., Columbia, 8. C. W
thank our friends for their liberal
patronage during the year, and take this op
portunity to wish each and every one a Happy
and Prosperous New Year.
W. W. Dodson,
From Early Breakfast to Late Supper we can
Supply all the Heart or Palate can Wish.
Candies, Fruits, Nuts fresh and whole
some, all kinds; Malaga Grapes and
Raisins, ours are the finest, great big
clusters; Figs and Dates also.