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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Heal Estate, or Bustaess,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens , S. C.
pon't fail to get
the latest Game
Trix or Trail at
Palmetto Drug Co,
FOUR HOUSES Jg
Russell Property Jtfas To
FLAMES WERE RAPID.
The Residents Had Narrow
The Insurance and the Losses?The Ori
gin of the Fire?L. 0. UnsseH
At 3 o'oldok Saturday mornlug the
store and stook of S. T. Dagnall, his
residence and the residences of Mra.
Emmie Russell and Thomas Rountree,
all looated near the Laurons Cotton
Mills, wero wiped out by lire. The fire
broke out in tho store, a frame build
ing, as were tho other houses, and
spread so rapidly that several of the
occupants of the upper sleeping apart
ments had narrow escapes with, their
lives, being driven to tho streets bare
footed and undressed.
Mr. L. O. Russell was severely
burned on the face and hands as he
rushed Into the room of his father and
mother looking out for their safety.
The Laurens Cotton Mill flro*depart
mont responded promptly. The city
department also responded promptly,
but tho flames had gained such head
way thai the four buildings were
Mr. Dagnall lost everything. His
Stock of goods was insured for $800.
Mrs. Emmie Ru?sell saved ihe piano
and a trunk or bo. Her houso had $300
insurance. Mr. Roundtree saved most
of his stuff. The store and residences
were the property of Robert Lee Rus
su'l and were insured for $770.
Have you seeu Williamson's now
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains of accidental Cuts, Wounde,
Bruises, BurnB, Scalds, Sore feet or
joint*. But thero'a no need for it.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve will kill the
p-iin and oure the trouble. It's tho best
Salve on earth for Piles, too. 25 cents
at rCaurens Drug Co. and W. W. Dod
Only Results Tel!.
There is little or no difference in the
appearance of flour, but there is all tho
difference in the world in tho reaults.
"Clifton" flour will produce light,
white wholesome broad?you know
from sad experience just what other
kinds will do. For more broad and
better bread, use our *,Clifton" every
T. N. Barksdale,
M. U. Fowler.
Notice Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of tho stock
holders of the Enterprise Bank will be
he'd in its rooms on Friday, Jan. 15tb,
at II a. m.
N. 13. Dial,
Laurens, S. C,
At the Close of Business, December,
Furniture and Fixtures,.$ 616.84
Loins and Discounts,. 108,637.37
Cash and Due from Banks, 40,938.49
Tota', _ . $150,493.00
Capital Stook,.$ 60,000.00
Undivided Profite,.>? 7,088.01
Cashier's Check out. 1,000.00
Dividends Unpaid,. J0.60
Due to Hanks,. 72 07
It C. H. Roper, Cashier of the above
named Bank, do solemnly swear that
the above statement U true to the be9t
of my knowledge and beliof.
Clus. H. Ropbr,
Subsoribed and sworn before me,
this, the 4th day of January, 1904.
C. A. Power,
Notary Public for South Carolina.
O. E. Kennedy,
M. J. Owings,
N. B. Dial.
Puts money in your pooket and you
want to invest 16 so as to bring you a
good and safe return. I havo soma val
ues, both in stocks and lands, which
aro very attraotive. Come and seo me
and I am suro that I can make it to
Among the items which I have are:
6-Room house, oo Simpson Street.
8-Room house, on W. Main Street.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
fi-room houso on West Main Street.
6-room house on Hampton Street.
10 shares National Bank stock.
10 shares Enterprise Bank stock.
6 shares laurens Cotton Mills stook.
)88 sores land in Jacks Township.
15 acres bottom land near Laurens.
8-r.iom house on Jones Street.
? room houee on East Main Street,
groom house on North Harper 8t.
3 store lots in Clinton, S. 0.
1 Fine farm near Waterloo for rent.
M. L. Copeland,
BEAK, ?STATU, SWCKS, BOHOS.
among our fbiends.
Tho city sohools reoponed Monday.
Tbo legislature meets next Tuosday.
Tho newspapers say war Is imminent
between Japan and Russia.
Mrs. W. B. Uunoan and chUdron
havo returned from a visit In Manning.
Whon you are in T aurons call In and
see The Advertiser.
Mr. George McCrary, of Clinton, was
Tho Knights of Pythias banquet will
take place at tho Ben-Dolla to-night.
Mr. Will Bowon was in tho city lait
Mr. W. A. Edwards of Columbia was
Mr. N. J. Heyward, of Columbia, wa3
Mr. Tom Peterson, of Mississippi, Is
at homo on a visit and is receiving a
cordial greeting from his old friends.
Attention Is oallod to tho Insurance
announcomont of Mr. Albert C. Todd.
Ho represents leading companies.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Simmons will rogrot to hoar of the se
rious illness of their little boy, Oscar.
An Interesting letter has been re-1
ceivedfroma leading citizen of Jacks
Township on tho lion law, which will
bo printed noxt week.
The many friends of Mr. Reuben
Ball, of Meeker, Col., are glad to seo
him In Laurens again. Mr. Ball has
an Ideal home In the groat hunting and
mineral country of tho world. Hols
always warmly welcomed In Laurens.
Mrs. O. W. Leonard hss returned to j
Spartanburg, having spent the holi
days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Jones.
Former Laurens Man Married.
Mr. Montague Casparry, a native of
Laurens and a son of the late Mr.
Aaron Casparr/, and Miss Fannie]
Harris were married at the b-ido's
home in Charleston last week. J hey
will live in Augusta.
Market Is Hotter.
The Now York Cotton market was
up about 50 points yosterday?-adecided
reaction from tho recent slump. Thir
teen cents was offered hero.
To Haro Mill End Sale.
The second page of The Advertiser
announces that Davis, Roper & Co. will |
have a mill end salo. This groat hou?e
is always offering the public something
MARRIED LAST WEDNESDAY.
Nuptials or Rev. W. S. Holmes and
Miss Caro Adams.
At noon, last Wednesday, Rov. Wil
mots. Holmesand Miss Caro Adams
were married in the presence of a large
number of friends in the First Presby
thrian Church, Rev. Robert Adams,
the pastor and father of the bride, and
Rev. J. M. Msgruder, rector of the
church of the Advent Spartanburg, of
ficiating. Miss Emily Meng was tho
maid of honor and tho ushers wore
Messrs. Irby Adams, of E-itonton, Qa.;
Jeff Adams, of Laurens; Henry Holmos,
of Union, and R. F. Fleminz, of Laur
ens. Mr. A. G. Holmes, of Belton, tho
bridegroom's brother, was tho best
man. Mrs. W. E. Lucas played the
Following tho ceremony, the wed
ding party wore invited to luncheon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adams. Mr.
and Mrs. Holmes left for New York at
2. p. m., and are now spending their
honey-moon in that city.
The bride is one of the most attrac
tive young women of Laurens and has
a large circle of friends. Sho is a mu
sician of fine attainments and is now
the organist of the First Presbyterian
Church. The bridegroom is the be
loved rector of tho Church of the
HERE SATURDAY NIUHT.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (o He
Tho Durham, N. C, Daiiy Sun, Nov.
28th., says: "A Splendid Production.
Borneo and Juliet made a decided hit
with our people. A fair sized audience
greeted Simvelle's production of Romeo
and Juliet at the Durham Opora House
last night and those who attended wit
nessed a play which stirs tho very soul
within our bod v. The p'ay Is given in
m s- act9 aud from tbo very beginning
until the curtain drop? in the closing
act is more thau interesting. Louis N.
Mortelle, as Romeo, And Mi?s Louisa
Clarke, as Julb-t, are about as good ac
tors ss we remember to bavo over foen
coming to Durham. The scenery was
adequate?the famous balcony s^cne,
and the scene in Capulet's Tomb, In
the last act, were specially fioo. The
production was a succcb*.
This attraction will be at the Opera
Hou$e next Saturday night, Jan. 0th.
Go to Williamson'* lor Cht Glass.
I bavo established a FIRE INSU
RANCE Department, having succeed
ed to the Ageoclea of the Companies
lately represented by Dr. T. E. Todd.
I represent only the
of the World. My Companies have
combined assets of
This means absolute protect'on, I
writo certain classes of oountry prop
erty, and on all classes of town proper
ty. Call or 'phone me when y?u want
j to take out Fire Insurance.
Albert o. Todd,
Fire Insurance Department.
GONE TO REWARD.
Great Confederate Has
Ho was Native of Edge
field, S. 0.
Last Sur?lying Lieutenant Ueueral of
the Southern Armies?Veteran
of Mexican War.
Atlanta, Ga , Jan. 2.?G e n e r a 1
James Longslreet, soldier, statesman
and diplomat, and the last lieutonant*
general of tho Confederate Army, with
the exception of Genoral Gordon, died
in Gainesville, Ga., this afternoon "'at 6
o'clock from an ai tuck'of aouto pneu
monia. Ho had been ill two days.
General Longstroct was a sulTerer
from cancor of tho eyo, but his gen
eral health had been good until Wed
nesday, when he Wfti se'zed with a sud
den co'd, developing into pneumonia of
violent nature. He was eighty-four
years old. He la survived by his wife,
four sons an I a daughter, He will bo
buried in Gainesville which has been
his homo sinco the Civil War.
General James Lougstreot was born
in Edgefleld District, S. C, January
8, 1821. Ho was appointed to the Mil
itary Academy from Alabama, where
he graduated In 1842. Ho won his
spurs in tho Mexican war, where he
participated in olght important bat
tles and was brevottcd captain and
major for gallant conduct
When the Civil War began he en
listed on Ihe Confedorato s'de, and wa3
immediately mado a brigadier general.
Ho bad an important part in many of
the battles of tho war, and was known
as one of tho hardest lighters in the
servlco. He was in the surrender nt
After the war, ho took up his resi
dence In Now Orleans, and established
a commercial houso of which he was
the hoad. He was appointed surveyor
of tho port Of Now Oivo \ns by Presi
dent Grant, and was afterwards super
visor of Internal revenue In New Or
leans aud postmaster in that city. He
was sent us United Statos Minister to
Turkey by President Hayes, and under
President Garllold was United States
marshal for the District of Georgia.
Somo years ago ho was appointed Uni
ted Statos commissioner of railroads,
with 'headquarters a*. Washington
which position he held till tho time of
LAURENS MAN IN MISSOURI.
Distinguished Citlzon Makes an Ad
dress to Confederate Yetcrau?.
J. Wash Boyd, Esq.. a native of Lau
rens county and a graduate of Wofford
College class of 1871, recontiy made an
address that has attracted widespread
attention to the Confederate Veterans
at St Joseph, Mo., says tho Spartan
burg Herald. The address Is published
with an excellent portrait of Mr. Boyd
In the Hst Issue of "The Confederate
Veteran," published at Nashylllo.
Mr. Boyd during his courso In Wof
ford College, made an unusual record
as a debater, being known as one of the
best ever enrolled in the Calhoun Lit
Mr. Boyd is a brother of Mr. W. D.
Boyd of Milton and a kinsman of Mr.
W. Y. Boyd of this city.
A Prisoner in Her Own House.
Mrs. W. H. Layha, of 1001 Agnes
Avo., KanBa% City, Mo., ha9 for several
years been troubled with severe hoarse
ness and at times a hard conph, which
ahe says, "Wouid keep me in doors
for days. I was prescribed for by phy
sicians with no noticeable results. A
frier d gave mo part of a bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy with in
structions to closely fol.ow tho direc
tions and I wish to state that after tho
first day I could notice a deoided
change for the bettor, nnd at this time
after usingit for two weeks, have no
hesitation in saying I realize that I am
emtirely cured. " This remedy is for
sale by The Laurens Drug Oo.
O. B. Simmons, J. J. pluss,
?STATEMENT OP THE?
BANK OF LAURENS,
Lanrens, S. C.
At Close of Business, Dec. 81, 1003.
Loans and Discounts,.$11 ] ,3fl8 44
Real Estate, Furniture and
Fixtures,. . 4,367.72
Due from Banks and oash on
? hand,. 01,140 35
Capital Stock,. .$ 60,000.00
Not Undivided Profits,. 15,035.04
Dividends Unpaid,. 23 00
Due Depositors,. 112,02o;99
Due Banks,. 19 04
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINAS
County of Laurens. f
I, J. J. Pluss, Cashier of The Bank of
Laurens, S. C, do solemnly swear that
tho above statement is true and correct
to tho best of my knowledge and be
J. J. Pluss,
? ... Cashior.
Sworn to before me this 31st day of
J. F. Tolbert, [l. s ]
Notary Public for South Carolina.
O. B. Simmons,
Hugh K. Alken,
W. R. Riohey.
The Advertiser prints six pages this week.
Note the increased amount of news matter.
This is a political year. Don't you think you
should have a county paper?
WATTS MILLS HAVE
COMMENCED TO SPIN.
Operations Began Last Week?Cloth
Will Come from the Looms in
About Ten Days.
The first cloth of the Wstts Mills
will probably come from the looms
about ten days henco. The first cotton
started through the machinery last
week. It will be souio months of course
before the 30,000 spindles are all run
No mill in South Carolina ever be
gan work under more favorablo aus
Paid Their Dividends.
Tho Laurens Cotton Mdls havo paid
a semi-annual dividend of six per cent.
The People's Loan and Exchange
Bank has paid a semi-annual dividend
of five per cent. >
The National, the Eaterprlso and
the Bank of Laurens havo each paid
soml-annual dividends of three and a
half per cent. All are prospering.
The three state banks the statements
of which appear elsewhere havo aggre
gate deposits of ovor $405,000., an in
crease of more than $100,000. since
January, 1. last year.
MU. THOMAS FARROW DEAD.
Ills Hody Found in His Barn With a
Bruise on Head.
Mr. Thomas Farrow, a well known
and highly respactod citizen who lived
near Gray Court, died or was killed
Sunday. It is stated that Mr. Farrow
with bts daughter went out to look af
ter some cattle. His daughter returned
to the house and ho went to the barn.
Later a negro wont to the barn and re
ported that ho found Mr. Farrow lying
Tho mark of a severe blow nppoared
on Mr. Farrow's head or face. How he
received it is not known here. It may
have boon that he fell from the barn
Ho leaves a widow and several chil
He was a brave Confederate soldier.
"Tho nicest and pleasantost medicine
I have used for indigestion and consti
pation Is Chamberlain's Stomaoh and
Liver Tablets," says Melard F. Craig,
of Middlogrove, N. Y. "They work
like a charm and do not gripe or have
any unploasant oToct." For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
For a bad tasto in the mouth take a
few do:os of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. Price 25 cents.
Warranted to euro. For sn'eby Lau
rens Drug Co.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Old 189b has been a great one for
this store. Prosperity has thrived on
merit. Huodreds of now patrons have
been added to our list, our business has
Inoreasod and a prand btart made to
begin tho New Year.
Thank* and best wishes to all of you
our patrons for your liberal patronage.
But we are not content with tho bat
tles already won.'' We have other
worlds to conquer, and renewed efforts
and greater energy will be put forth to
merit your incroased patronage. We
always take January for Special Sale
Stock taking and balancing our books,
so no goods will be charged during
January. AH who are indebted to us
will please call at once and balance
their accounts; so that wo will not
have anything to retard our efforts to
make 1004 tho biggest, best and most
pr stable year of our existence to our
customers and ourselvos. Buy cheap,
sell a*, small profit, and noarly all for
cash, shall bo our motto for 1004.
Wishing our friends, one and all, a
Happy New Year, with a full measure
of prosperity, health and happiness,
Davis, Roper & Co.
RE ACHES 100th BIRTH DAY.
Beautiful Letter by Dr. Jacobs to Tho
News and Courier.
To the Editor of The News and Cou
rier: I feel impelled this morning to
write you a note of rejoicing on the
approaching completion of your 100th
year. What a grand paper The Nows
and Courier is and what a grand place
It has filled iq tho history of our noble
old State! I began i'63ding it as an
eight-year old child, away back In
1S50. Ten years lator I began writing
for it, and to it sent the first communi
cation that I over penned for the pa
pers. I havo bion reading it ever
since, as man and boy, for these 53
years past. That which first led mo to
read It was, singularly enough, tho ac
count of the funeral obsequies of John
O. Calhoun, quorum minima pars ful?
that Is, I was one of the llttlo rabble
that followed tho procession along the
sidowalk. I remember 36 years lator,
tho absolute delight with which I laid
Jiold of a copy of your papsr, in Milan,
Italy. It was horns, youth, love, joy,
everything combined. No man knows
what a copy of the paper means to a
Charleston boy 5,000 miles from homo,
till ho has tried it. ' Well?God speed
yon! May you live a milennlum.
W. P. Jacohs,
Tho'nwell Orphanage, Clinton, S. C,
Hieb, warm, healthy blood is givon
by Hood's Sarsaparilla and thus
coughs, co'ds and pnoumonla are pro
vented. Take It now.
Ii an old favorite
;| A PARABLE
By J?me/ Russell Lowell
ATD Christ our Lord, "I will go nnd seo
How tho men, my brethren, believe in me.*
lie passed not again through the gate of birth,
Hut made himself known to the children of earth.
Then said tho chief priests, and rulers, nnd kings,
"Behold, now, the Giver of all good things;
Go to, let us welcome with pomp nnd state
Him who alone is mighty and great."
With carpets of gold the ground they spread
Wherever the Son of Man should tread,
And In palace-chambers lofty and rare
They lodged him, and served him with kingly fare.
Great organs surged through arches dim
Their jubllnnt Hoods In praise of him;
And In church, and palace, and judgmcut-hnll,
He saw his image high over all.
But still, wherever his steps they led,
The Lord in sorrow bent flown his head,
And from under tho heavy foundstion-stones,
The son of Mary heard bitter groans.
And in church, nnd palace, and Judgment-hall,
He marked great fissures that rent tho wall,
And opened wider and yet more wldo
As the living foundation heaved and sighed.
?'Havo ye founded your thrones and altars, then,
On the bodies nnd souls of living men?
And think ye that building shall endure,
Which shelters the noble nnd crushes the poor?
"With gates of silver and bars of gold
Yo havo fenced my sheep from their Father's fold;
I have heard tho dropping of their tears
In heaven these eighteen hundred years."
"? Lord nnd Master, not ours the guilt,
We build but ns our fathers built;
Behold thine images, how they stand
Sovereign nnd sole, through all our land.
"Our task Is hard?with sword and flame
To hold thluo earth forever the same,
And with sharp crooks of steel to keep
Still, ns thou leftcst them, thy sheep."
Then Christ sought out an artisan,
A low-browed, stunted, haggard man,
And a motherless girl, whoso fingers tbln
Pushed from her faintly want and sin.
Theso set ho in tho midst of thorn,
And as they drew back their garment-hem,
For fear of defilement, "Lo, here," said he,
"The Images ye have made of met"
Tho Great Dam is Now
THE BRIDGE READY.
Soon It Will Bo In Posi
Many Now Cottages Are Oolng Up?
School With Thirty Pupils?Power
Wares Shoals, Jan. 1.?The holi
days havo boon lu every way pleasant
In our little town.
Tho work of the year has been won
derfully successful and wo can review
with pride tho year's history at our
Tho dam is built, the foundation for
the power house Is laid, and tho walls
of tho factory building are now rising
above tho fourth floor. Tho steel
brldgo Is on the grounds, and in a few
weeks Its constructors will unite tho
two counties that are interested in our
Many new cottagos are going up, and
as they are completed they are occu
pied by workmen who will help to build
A school has been In progress for
more than a month, under the capable
management of Miss Nona Riley, with
whom we are pleased to entrust the cul
ture of our thirty children.
Since returning to her homo at
Riley's Miss Riley oas been very ill
with pneumonia, but we are glad to
state that she Is hotter.
Oar Sunday Fchool, while not as full
as formerly, ha9 not gone into winter
quartors, but afforded much pleasure
to the children of the place by giving
to them a very pretty Christmas tree
on Christmas day.
Wo aro to enjoy a preaching service
on tho first Sabbath of every month
during another year, which will bo
conducted by Rev. W, J, Wyley, and
we hope to havo occasional sermons
from other ministers.
Mr. W. H. Medlock spent Christmas
day with his homnfolks, but returned
to his place of business and enjoyed
tho remaining holidays at Ware Shoals.
Mrs. D. B. Roper visitod her parents
during the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Dills, of Abbeville vis
ited their daughter, Mrs. C. G. Sayrc,
Miss Mary Kendrick, of King's Moun
tain, who has been making an extended
visit to her sister, Mrs. T. L. Waro,
remained with us and added much to
the pleasure of her many admirers du
ring tho week.
A great work remains to be done
this year. May we continue in our
A happy and prosperous New Year
we wish lor The Advertiser.
M. E. C.
Mr. John H. Cullom, Editor of the
Garland, Texas, News, has written a
letter of congratulations to the manu
facturers of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy ss follows: "Sixtoen years ago
when our first child was a baby he was
subject to croupy spells and we would
be very uneasy about him. We began
using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy In
1887, and finding It 6UOh a reliable
remedy for colds and croup, we have
never been without it in the house
sinco that time. We have live chil -
dren and have given it to all of them
with good results. One good feature
of this remedy Is that It Is not disa
groeable to take and our babies really
like it. Another is that It Is not dan
gerous and tho-o is no risk from giving
an overdose. 1 congratulate- you upon
the success of your remedy. For sale
by the Laurens Drug Co.
Two million Americans suffer tho
torturing.pangs of dyspepsia. No need
to. Burdock Blood Bittors cures. At
any drug store.
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
People's Loan and
Of Laurens, in the State of South Caro
lina, at Close of Business,
December, 31st, 1008.
Loans and Discounts, $ 211,185.81
Stocks and Bonds, 16,000.00
Dut< from Hanks, 07,075 62
Real Estato, F. and F., 6,47?.u0
Expenses and taxes paid, 3,260.01
Cash on hand, 53,780.05
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Dividends Unpaid, 1,175 00
Undivided profits, 68,256.80
Due to Banks, 051.26
Cashier's Checks, 546.42
STATE OF 80UTH CAROLINA, )
County of Laurens. j
Personally appeared before me, J. W.
Todd, who being sworn says: That he
Is Cashier of the above named Bank
and that the foregoing statement is
true to the best of his knowledge and
J. W. Todd,
Sworn to and subscribed beforo me
this first day of January, 1904.
O. W. Tunk,
J. O. O. Fleming,
H. B. Kennedy,
W. A. Watts,
NEW YEAR'S MOBN.
The Sun, riding in splendor high,
Shed his warm rays, newly born,
Over tho cold earth and sky,
On a beautiful new year's morn.
The air was cool and a light North
Blew the stalks of last year's corn
Over tho fields, middle and end,
On a beautiful new year's morn.
The birds were singing loud and clear,
As If f.o their latest born,
The sounds were sweet?oh, yes, they
On a beautiful new year's morn.
Tho old time barn and the new ono
Though the first is old and worn,
Echoed the sounds of "Work to do,''
On a beautiful now year's morn.
The farm hands ro90 at the break of
And the hunter hanged up his horn,
All eager to begin work, they say,
On a beautiful new year's morn.
Gray Court-Owings Institute.
A VERY CLOSE CALL.
"I 6tuck to my engine, although
ovory joint ached and every nervo was
racked with pain." writes G. W. Bell
amy, a locomotive fireman, of Burling
ton, Iowa. "I was weak and palo, with
out appetite and all run down. As I
was about to glvo up, I got a bottle of
Electric Bitters, and aftor taking it, I
felt as well as I ever did in my lifo."
Weak, sickly, run down people always
gain new life, strength and vigor from
their use. Try them. Satisfaction
guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co. and
W. W. Dodson.
Go Williamson's for Silverware.
To The Farmers of Lau
rens ami Adjoining
Our experience for 110 yo irs in the
stock business in this State has proven
thai the time business is not thu best
system for either buyer or seller. The
losses sustained by tho feller on po >r
paymasters and dishonest men causes
the honest customer to have to pay too
much for his stock. Tho worry, anxie
ty and expense of collection, the hard
ships endured and ill-will incurred
oft fines in making settlements, alto
gether make this system both objec
tionable and undesirable to tho seller,
therefore, we havo decided t > chango
the basis of our business to a cash
system. Accordingly, we solicit the
patronage of all who havo tho money
with which to buy your stock this
spring. We guarantee that we will
sell you good mules and horsos on the
shortest profit of any stock over put 0:1
this market, thereby saving you money.
Come to see us!
Of course, with 'our good customers,
of long standing, we expect yot to do
some time business; but to thes:1, a9 to
tho others, lot us say, that money will
buy tho best bargains.
On Monday, Jan. 11, 190-4, we expect
to offor for sale the cleanest lot of
stock wo over sold on tho market.
This Is no fire sale, nor do we moan
our advertisement as "cheap talk,"
but a siiiconi statement of fact and a
well-formed purpose. Come and try
Thanking you for your past patron
age and hoping to be ablo to save you
money in the future, we are,
J. F. Hicks & Son.
an invitation to every man in Lau
rens County to call at my office and
look over my offerings, whe'her you
you wish to buy or not.
1 offor subject to sale:
6 sharos Euterprise Bank stock.
50 shares Lancastor Cotton Mill
2 sharos Watts CHtoa Mill stock.
15 sharos Woodruff Cotton Mill
50 shares A ikon Manufacturing Co.
10 sharosLangley Manufacturing Co.
50 sharos Warren Manufacturing
5 shares Gaffnoy Manufacturing Co.
10 sharos Luirons Co'.ton Mill stock.
I have 17,60.1.00 Florence S. C , 5 por
o^nt. Bonds due July", 1912, optional af
tor January, 1922 This is a gilt-edge
security. Price 106 and interest.
If you havo money to invest It will
Jiay you to call at my office and soo my
ist. I have moro Roal Estate than any
other Broker for sale.
(*E0. W. SHELL,
STOCKS, BONDS, REAL ESTATE,
FI BE INSURANCE.
LIo3nsos are now due and payable ?
All ooncerned will please take due no
tloe and govern themielves accord
By order of Council.
L. G. Balle,
Report of Attorney Gen
More Than 200.
Notwlthstanudlng tho Strictly Moral
Influence or the Dispensary Law, Fig -
nre8 Show Incroasc of Bloodshed.
Attorney General Guntor has com
pleted tho compilation of tho criminal
statistics of tho state, comparing tho
-number of crimes of each succeeding
yoar with the one previous from 1888 to
and 'deluding 1!)03. Tho comparison Is
not onoouraging. and indeed, in somo
respects it, is a showing that must glvo
all law-abiding cltlzms cause for se
rious concern ovor tho seemingly In
creasing tendency to lawlessness.
The crime of murder shows an awful
record, there bjing 222 cases of man
slaughter reported for 11)03. This re
cord was oxcoeded in 1897 when there
wore 225. In 1900 there was the same
number. Mr. Gunter Is preparing a
comparative table as to manslaughter
in other stP and tho doplorablo fact
has develop*. nat we loid. In North
Carolina last year there wore 01 such
casos and they thought that a fearful
record; bu', how insignificant it is com
pared with our own.
The following figures show tho num
ber of crimes of various classes com
mitted in each y ?ar ^inco 1888. Tho
first llguro is for 1858 and each suc
ceeding or.e is for the- year following:
Assault and battory: 291, 800, 454,
504, 4i>8, 417, 541, 608, 700, (102, ril2, 535,
512, 529, 408, 451.
Burglary: 132, 112, 79, is, 53, 90, 195,
212, 152, 80, 180, IDS, 7<5> 115, 107, 73.
Larcony: 247, 100. 271, 223, 278, 207,
309, 200, 103, 210,209, 304,816 3 57, 865,
Rape: 18, 10, 33, 24, 12, 19, 23, 18, 14,
34, 22, 32, 19, 8, 14, 10.
Perjury: 14, 2, 12, 18, 7, 8, 13, 22,24,
10, 11, 7, 4, 6, 3, 9.
Forgery: 25. 29 13, 2?. 15, 18, 21, 34,
30, 20, 37,' 12. 17, 85, 27, 24.
Rc-isting offloer: 23,27 , 29, 31, 38, 28,
30, 23, 31, 38, 28, 25, 20, 22, 21, 23.
Obtain ing goods und jr false pre
tenses: 13, 22, 20, 25, 15, 2ti, 37, 33, 30,
21, 38, 63, 15, 29, 3S, ?3.
Adultery : 57, 8 \ 88, 48. 40, 20, 74, 32,
49, 05, 60, 44, 34 48, 31, 31.
Murder; 107, in. 12). 143, 105, 131,
141. 210, 202. 225, 217, 213, 222, 192, 190,
Violation dispensary law from 1894:
117, 150, 027, 433, 311, 37 5, 3)1, 397, 221,
Wo havo n nie? line of children's
roekors and our prices are very low, so
why not make tho baby happy by buy
ing it one?
S. Mi & E. II. Wilkes.
Wo wavt your January trade, aid as
an induosnient, wo will offer through
out our store prices that havo never
been equalled In the State.
s. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Leglngs of all descriptions?cheaper
than you can get the n elsewhere.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Pee tho new English decorated din
ner f-ots that have just arrived. These
goods should have arrived in Novem
ber, but were delayed, and as the stock
is toa large for this season, we have
put a price on them that will be sure to
movo them. If you expect- to buy any
crockery this year it will pay you to
take advantage of this unusual offer.
S. M, &jE. II. Wilkos.
Dunker and Yacht Club Salad Dress
ing, 15, 35 and 00 cents a bottle.
We havo another car of those nico
bedroom suits to bo in this week. If
you did no: get ono of the other lot you
should be sure to be in time to get ono
out.of this car. Romembei* that those
are values that you Can't get anywhere
else. Call and .-eo them.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes.
Fresh celery, 10 and I5e?nti stalks.
We are expecting you to comj and
buy one of those Buck Cook Stoves and
bavo the most complete line evor shown
at prices that others want for; the just
as good kind. An inspection will con
vince you that ours Is tho host and
cheapest lino for you to buy.
s. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Shaw's Pure Malt has a marvelous
dietetic valu?. VVhllo refreshing- and
pleasant to ink;?, it helps assimilation
of food. On salo at all dispensaries.
Our New Discovery is sold by W. W.
Dodson, Lauroos Drug Co. and Youngs'
Pharmacy under an absolute guar
?'Big r. sti :h f r H cents " Simply
write me and you will bo g.ad. There
Is a right way to do everything. Re
sults is what tolls, and I got results.
Coo. W. Shell. Broker,
Those who wish to havo tho Soml
Weckly News and Courier and The
Advertiser?threo papers a week
can get them through Tiik Advkr.
tiser for $1.60 for both papers. tf.
TO CURE ACO..D IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
if it fails to cure, E. W. Grove's signa
ture on eacii box. 25 cents.
SAVED FROM TERRIBL;E DEATH.
Tho family of Mrs. M. L. Bobbitt
of Bargerton, Tonn., saw her dying
and were powerloss to savo her. The
mokt skillful physicians and ovory
remedy used, failed, whilo consump
tion was slowly but suroly taking her
life. . In this terrible hour Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption turned
despair into joy .The first bottle brought
immediato rellof and ltd oootlntiod use
completely cured her. It's tho most
cortaln cure In tho world for all thron
and lung troubles. Guaranteed bottles
60 cents and $1.00. Trial bottles free at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Dm*