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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Lauren8 , S. C.
LAUR ENS. S O.. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13. 1904
Another Great Southerner
Crosses the River,
DIES IN FLORIDA.
Great in Inteiiect As In
Tho Commander of the United Confed
erate Veterans Prases Away at tho
Ago of Seventy-One.
General John B. Gordon, of Georgia,
died Saturday night in Mlam', Florida.
Not only was General Gordons great
soldier, but he was a great orator. He
was a man of splendid mind. His in
tellectual abilities were never fully ap
He was a man of princely figure. No
finer picture is conceivable of human
splendor than Gordon at the bead of
of the Confederate veterans in one of
their reunion parades.
General Gordon leotured in Laurens
on the "Last Days of the Confederacy"
In October. This was probably one of
his last appearances in public.
General Gordon's fatal illness, which
overtook him hut Wednesday, was con
gestion of the stomach and liver, fol
lowing an aoute attack of Indigestion,
to which he was subject.
General Gordon was born in Upson
County, Ga., July 6, 1832, of Scotch an
cestry, which had a prominent part in
the Revolutionary Wax*.
Young Gordon graduated from the
Georgia State University in 1862 and a
few months later was admitted to tho
practice of law. Early In 1801 he en
lls'.ed In tho volunteer Confederate ser
vice and was elected Captain of his
company. He rose rapidly by promo
tion to lieutenant ooloael of the Sixth
Alabama Infantry in December, 1861.
He participated In the struggle on the
Peninsula, and took part in the battle
at Malvern Hill, and was commissioned
brigadier general November, 1862. He
was in command at Chancellorsville
and in the Pennsylvania c impaign. In
an official report to General D. H. Hill,
General Gordon was characterized as
"The Chevalier Bayard of the Confed
When hostilities ended, be galled his
men about bim and advised them to
bear the trial of defoat, to go home in
peace, obey the laws and rebuild the
wasted country. He has taken a promi
nent part in the councils of his party
since I860. He was a defeated candi
date for Governor of Georgia in 1868,
and In 1878 and 1879 was oleoted to the
United States Senate Resigning that
position in 1880, he participated ac
tively in building the Georgia Pacific
Railroad. In 1880 and 1888 he was
elected Governor of Georgia and in
1890 entered agalu into the United
Senate for the full term. Since his re
tirement from political activity he has
devoted much of his time in lecturing
presenting the North as wed 88 the
South in his leoture upon "The Last
Days of tho Confederacy."
CHARLES LANE TONIGHT.
Plenty of Delightful Fun Promised Ly
The LaurensLycem will have Oharles
Lane as its attraction at the Opera
Lane is a famous amusor. All men
laugh at him. This is what the At
lanta Journal says:
"The man that Prot. Lane don't
make laugh may as well buy a ceme
tery lot. He is a dead-shot on the
blues and torpid liver. Hear him and
you will get a new lease on lifo."
Puts money in your pooket and you
want to invest it so as to bring you a
good and safe return. I have some val
ues, both in stocks and lands, which
are very attractive. Oome and aee me
and I am sure that I can make it to
Among the items which I have are:
6-Room house, on Simpson Street.
8-Room house, on W. Main Street.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
ii-room house on West Main Street.
6-room house on Hampton Street.
10 shares National Bank stock.
10 shares Enterprise Bank stock.
f> shares Laurecs Cotton Mills stock.
188 acres land in Jacks Township,
16 acres bottom land near Laurens.
8-room house on Jones Street.
6 room house on Kast Main Street.
8 room house on North Harper St.
3 s'ore lots In Clinton, S. C.
1 Fine farm dear Waterloo for rent.
M. L. Copeland,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, BONDS.
SIMPSON & COOPER
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention gi von to all business.
Licenses are now duo and payable.
All concerned will pieaso take due no*
t'ce and govern themselves accord
By order of Counoil.
L. G. Dallk,
AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Col. T, W. Oar wile is In the olty.
Mr. Charles M. Bobo, of Greenwood,
is in the olty,
Mr. Addison It. Sullivan has gone to
Mr. Thomas J. Sullivan of Princeton
was in tho city .Saturday.
Mr. R. G. O'Neal, of Columbia, was
in the city lust week.
Albert 0. Todd Is atteiding the Su
Mrs. Claude FuUer is visiting in Co
Mr. W. R. Rlohey Is In Columbia a*,
the Supreme Court.
Messrs. Dial and Featherstone have
gone to the Supremo Court.
Mr. Lawrence Gray, of Greenville,
is visiting In the city.
Mr. Thaddeus Babb, of Babbtown,
has boon very ill, but was reported
Mrs. Belle Haddon, of Due West, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. G. McP. Mil
Mrs A. W. Anderson and Miss Lola
Anderson, of August?, visited relatives
here last week.
Mr-G W. Goodwin, a woll known
and prosperous farmer, of Simpsonville,
was In the olty Monduy.
Mr. Allster G. Ilo'mos, of Belton,
spent Sunday In the oity with his
mother, Mrs. S. P. Holmes.
Mrs. Thames, who hpB been visiting
Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Alkon, returned to
Editor Wade Dendy of tho Clinton
Gazette was in the city last week and
his many friends were glad to 6ee him.
Mr. J. P. Saxon was in the city from
Huotiugton last Friday. Ho has fully
recovered from bis recent illness.
Mrs. William Banks has returned
to Columbia, having spent tho holidays
with her mother, Mrs. S. W. Vance.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Davison, of
Chippewa Falls, Wis., are visiting
Mrs. H. T, Swit/er.
The People's Record has movod It
self to Greenville. It Is a colored
men's newspaper formerly published
Mr. Lyies Trby, of Colnmbia, is in
the city. M Irby is now a chief in
the State constabulary force and
is making a good record.
Representatives Cooper, Nichols and
Irby and Senator Goodwin have gone
to Columbia for tho meotiug of the
Mr. Robert Holman, formerly of
Laurens, now a compositor on the
Spartanburg Journal, was In the city
Monday, and his friends hero were glad
to see him. He Is a first-rate young
fellow and a good printor.
Mr. Willis Eichelberger has ac
cepted a clerkship in the local railroad
offices. Mr. Eichelberger is a young
man of sterling character and tho rail
way people are fortunate In obtaining
Mr. Clark is Manager.
Mr. O. M.Clark is now the manager
of the W. ?. Telegraph ofllce: having
taken oharge on Jan. 1. Mr. Clark is
popular in Laurens and patrons of the
ofllce are glad to have him here.
The Mill End Sale On.
The great sale of mill ends by Davis,
Roper & Co. is In full blast and hun
dreds of people from all over this
county are here to snap up some of tho
thousands of bargains offered. This
sale always crowds tho town with peo
ple because they have learnod from
experience that it is worth attending.
Insurance and Real Estate.
John Y. Garllngton believes that a
broker In real estate, insurance, stocks
and bonds must tell the people what he
oan do for them. Publicity Is tho first
lieutenant to all klnd9 of trade. Mr.
Garllngton is doing a good business in
Laurens, and with his splendid facil
ities, can and will do a groat deal
Rod Tag Sile mean? Bargains .
Married Christmas Ere.
Miss Minnie Cunningham and Mr.R.L.
Green were married at the home of the
bride's father, Mr. Young Cunningham
on Christmas Eve. Mr. Green is ono of
tho foremen in the Furniture Factory
and is a promising and ^popular young
gentleman. Many friends are con
gratulating him and his attractive
bride. Mr. and Mrs. Green are living
in one of the cottages in Beaufort
Mr. Wm S. Crane, of California,
Md., suffered for years from rheuma
tism and lumbago He was finally ad
vised to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
which he did and it effected a complete
euro. For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
I have established a FIRE INSU
RANCE Department, having succeed
ed to the Agencies of the Companies
lately represented by Dr. T. E. Todd.
I represent only the
I of tho World. My Companies have
combined assets of
This means absolute protection, I
wrl'o certain classes of country prop
erty, and on all classes of town proper
ty. Call or 'phone mo when you want
to take out Fire Insurance.
At.nKRT 0. Todd,
Palpable lilt by tho Daughters or the
Confederacy On the Panama Se
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 31.?Miss Katio
Daffan, of Ennls, president of tho
Daughters of tho Confederacy, Toxas
Division, has forwarded to President
Roosevelt the following otllcial commu
nication transmitting tho resolutions
adopted at tho recent Houston meeting
touchiug his recognition of Panama:
enni8, Tex-, Dec. 29,1903.
Theodore Roosevelt, President of the
In pursuance of a resolution unan
imously passed by the Stato Convention
of United Daughters of Confederacy,
hold in Houston, Tex., I, as President
of the Toxas Division U. D. C , have
the honor to transmit to you the en
closed resolutions oxpressivoof the sen
timent of tha^ body concornlng your re
cent action in recognizing as a nation
tho now Republic of Panama, formed
after the secession of tho State of Pan
ama from tho United States of Colom
Those composing the membership of
our organization have alwaays rested
under the profound and conscientious
conviction that any soverign Stato had
tho right to withdraw from any com
pact of union, where such union had
ceased to subserve the purposes of its
formation, and they cherish with pride
the deeds of th jso who so bravely bat
tled against invasion which followod
upon the assertion of that right by the
peoplo of the South.
And it is peculiarly gratifying to
them to see you, in tho exercise of the
prerogatives of your high ofllco, with
the approval of your able Secretary of
State, give to the right of secession
Those whom I represent recognize
that the question of soces?iou is prac
tically settled forever advei'sely to our
contention, but it is gratifying to us to
know that even as an abstract question,
it has received Indorsement from such
We bog to tender you our assurance
of es'eem and to express thedosire thab
tho groat Government of which you aro
the executive head may grow in groat
noss and glory, and, in the language of
Jefferson Davis, ' On fho arch of the
union of indestructible and sovereign
States there may bo engraved osto per
President Texas Div.United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy.
One Thousand Killed.
The dispatches yesterday announced
that British troops have fought a bat
tle with the natives in Somaliland,
Africa, and that 1000 natives wero
Wait for Red Tag Sale.
A Fine Opportunity.
On Monday, February 1, Salesday,
during tho usual hours of salo, I will
sell the bouse and lot on South Harper
Street, known as the J. T. Crews place,
to the highest bidder.
This place contains two and a-quar
ter acres, with six room dwelling be
sides kitchen, stable and cow-house.
A desirable home, with land enough to
raise vegetables and truok.
A, rare opportunity for ono who
wishes a comfortable home in town,
with plenty of room, cheap.
Terms?One-half cash; remainder on
credit, secured by bond and mortgage.
M. L. COPELAND,
Real Estate, Firo Insurance, Stocks
Our entire stock of Fancy China will
be offered to January buyers at cut
prices, and you will find both goods
and prices to suit you.
IF YOU ARE WISE
In financial matters you will always
consult Competent, Educated and Re
We comply with these very necessary
requirements. If you have any real es
tate, stocks or bonds to eoll or buy or
any kind of lesuranco to place come to
Here Is a partial list of somo of our
One hou8o and lot Ea9t Main streot.
Price $1,000; oost $2,200. Will ex
change for farm or for Bank stock.
2 good building lots In Oreonwood.
A fine farm near Babbtown, this
A splendid farm, containing 052
acres; 100 acres of fro3h new ground
and about 100 acres of fino wood land.
A two and onehalf brick story houso and
good tenant houses. Price $7.00 por
acre?one-half cash, balance ono and
A six-room dwelling and ono and
one-third acres of ground, less than
one-half mile from center of Laurens
Cost $1,200; prloo $800. Will exchange
this for any good, stock. This Is a
Ono very desirable building lot on
South Harper Stret at a great sacrifice.
Wanted to exohange 0 or 10 shares
of Enterprise Bank stock for liko num
ber of shares of Watts Mill stock.
Bank and industrial stocks for sale
or purobase. Call and see our list.
All kinds of insurance written in-old
line companies from one day up, Cull
ub up f.-om anywhere at any time. Long
Distance 'Phone in our oftico insures
dispatch and privacy.
J. Y. GARLINGTON,
Todd Office Building,
LAURENS, S. C.
Notice of Final Settlement
Take notice that on the loth day of
February, 1904, at tho ofllco of O. U.
Thompson, Probate Judge of Laurens,
South Carolina, I will settle tho estate
of Elbert O. Rowland, deceased, and at
same time will apply for a final dis
cbarge. All persons indebted to said
estate must settle samo before said
date and all persona holding claims
against cald estate must present and
prove the samo or he foreaer barred.
Martha E. Rowland,
The Advertiser gives its readers a ten
page paper this week.
A first class newspaper will be given to
Advertiser subscribers if possible.
The best friends of The Advertiser "Talk
it up to their neighbors."
ADVISES THE REPEAL
OF THE LIEN LAW.
Other Suggestions Looking to Legisla
tive Improvement Stroiig Letter
from Or. F. M. Set /lor.
Wiutmires, S. C., Doc. 31, 1903.
Editor Thk Advertiser:?I en
dorse In tofco your editorial on repeal
of the lien law. I have tdvocated the
rcpoal of the lion law for the last ten
or twolvo years, and predicted thon the
agricultural oonditlons oxlstiug now,
and several year.i past. Tho ropeal of
tho lien law will do groat good to the
forming as well as all other Interests,
but we neo'l also a good labor contraot
law and a more equal assessment law,
instead of the poor, miserable one that
we have now on the s'atuto b'joks. Yes,
lot our candidates discuss tho questions
and say where the stand, in the cam
paign beforo tho people in each town
ship (his next summer.
But I am afraid that wc will uot ac
complish anything much along that
line herein indicated uulesswo go back
to the Convention plan of nominating
candidates. But agitate, yes, and keep
agitating the question in your up-to
dato paper, and I bellova that at lo^st
tome good will be accomplished..
This is a first nt'ompt, hurriedly
written, to state where I stand, and If
you desire, you enn usjfltiy part of lhis
to show where 1 stand acd how I will
vote, etc., If the opportunity is given
Later on, provided I don't got to
Laurens in the meanlimo I will toll
you about Florodora cotto.i.
Wishing you much success en a
happy New Year, I am,
F- M. Set/.ler.
Strength for the woak; comfort for
the strong; pleasant and harmless in
vigoratlon for both. Rich and mellow,
puro old Kentucky Whiskey. On silo
at all dispensaries. Adv.
Mr. Burnside Promoted.
Capt. Ellison Smith has been made
President of the Nlne'y Six Cotton
Mill and A. F. McKissick Treasurer.
J. E Burnside, formerly of Laurens, Is
Secretary. Mr. Burnside will retain
his position in the Grendel Mills
EVER HAVE IT?
If You Have tho Statement
of This Man Will Inter
F.vor have a <:low-down" paia in tho
In the "small," right over the hip*?
That's the homo of backaohe,
It's caused by sick kidneys.
That's why Doan's Kidney Pills oure it.
Laurens people endorse it. Read a
caso of it:
W. M. Starmos, employed in the
mill, living on Factory Hill, says:
"Doan's Kidney Pills are a great medi
cine and did me more good than any
thing else I ever used. My back was
ailing for a good long spoil, snd some
times it was so bad that I was entirely
laid up. i could scarcely get my clothes
on, my back was so weak and the kid
ney secretions were all out of shapo,
lookol liko blood and on standing
looked just like livor. The too fre
quont action was greatly annoying es
pecially at night when my rost wa9
greatly disturbed. Among all the
things 1 tried nobbing did m ; any good.
I suv the advertisement about Doan's
Kldn-y Pills and wont to tho Palmetto
Drug Co.'s fitoro and got a box. They
are the best modlclnc I over used and
did me good the first night I used them.
SInco taking the pills my backache loft
me, the kidney secretions are all right
and do not disturb mo at all. Thay are
a good remedy and l will give them a
good word to anyone who asks me."
For ealo by all dealers. Prico 50 cts.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole
agents for the Unltod States.
Remember tho name?Doan's and
tako no substitute.
Legislature Has Met.
The legislature met yosterday and
the raossige of Covernor Heyward,
wh'.ch Is printed olsewhoro in full, was
Red Tag Sale commences Jan. 22nd.
A mountain of Roil Bargains a*, th
Rod Tag Sale.
EVERY Day IS "SHOE DAY" AT
SHE?S FOR MEN!
SHOES FOR WOMEN!!
SHOES FOR BOYS!!!
SHOES FOR GIRLS!!!!
SHOES FOR BABY!!!!!
Shoes for every walk in I,ife. The price: Prom Fifty cents
to Six Doll ars.
To the Men
If yon have had Shoe troubles,
try Edwin Clapp's perfect-fitting
shoes. ? Its modish shoe for men,
built on foot-fitting lasts, and
.made to give comfort, wear and
style. I also sell "Walk Over"
and "Korrect Shapes" styles.
To the Ladies
Do you like a shoe that fits
every curve of your foot and gives
it a graceful and natty outline ?
Do yoti like a shoe that fits
like a glove, doesn't cramp,
shows no wrinkles and wears
well? j. >~~*
Do you like a shoe that., holds
shape until worn out ?
If so, buy the L,a France,
>- ' ?', '
New ?hoes coming in daily. I have the sizes, styles and
prices. Shoes you are looking for, and shine them free.
A complete line of Hats and Men's Furnishings. Sale
Agent for Kuox and Hawes Hats. Everything marked in plain
figures and one price to everybody.
R. E. COPELAND,
103 DIAL, BLA3CK.
JUDGE TOWNSEND TO
HOLD NEXT COURT.
The Sessions to Begin On the 25th ?
The Grand and Petit Juries
Drawn Last Week.
Oh the 25th, Judge D. A. fownsond,
of Union, will open court here and the
juries?12 members of the grand and 30
of the petit jury?wero drawn last
week. 8ixofla8t year's grand jurors,
of oourse, hold over.
The following aro tho jurors:
J B DeShield, 1 John R Woods,
W D Brownlee, ! W C Curry,
W R Hendereo:', | R O Cheek,
W P Clwoll, D C Smith,
H D MahaUey, R L Prathor,
Wm M Colwoll, I E T Gwlnn.
VST IT JURORS.
John Smith, Cross Hill.
H Y Bovd, Waterloo.
George D Smith, Hunter.
J C Rodes, Youngs.
J L Martin, Waterloo.
J C Abercrombie, Dials.
J Emrolt Little, Scufllotown.
V B Robertson, Waterloo.
P B Richardson, Cross Hill.
W M Curry, Dials.
J Anderson Jones, Hunter.
H A Coloman, Cross Hill.
L B Bailey, Youngs.
G T Cooh, Youngs.
D A Madden, Waterloo.
W A Poole, Scuflletown.
A J 0tvingS, Young*.
A E Cleveland, Scuflletown.
J F Mllara, Hunter.
E R Aycock, Huntor.
T P Jeans, Youngs.
J R Moore, Youugs.
G B Taylor, Sulllvans.
A W Sims, Waterloo.
WJ Milam, Jacks.
J II Ball, Dials.
S H Fleming, Laurens
John 0 Stone, Laurens.
R M Parson, Youngs.
Berket Clardy, Laurens.
P II Owings, Youngs.
M T Simpson, Cross Hill.
Abner Babb, Dials.
W S Knight, Laurens.
W M Finney, Jacks.
M A Knight, Laurens.
Marie Rr. Lacoste,a Southern poetets,
tvas borii in Georgia, about 1810. Tho
'ollowing poem, which appeared an
aonymouely in 1863, inspired by a
scene of tho civil war, had her name
ittachod in an Issue of the Southern
3h.urch.man. It enjoyed a wide popu
arlty at the time:
[nto a ward of whitewashed walls,
Whore tho dead and dying lay,
Wounded by bayonets, shells and balls,
Somebody's Darling was borno one
?omebody's Darling, so young and so
Wearing yet on his pale, sweet face,
Soon to bo hid by the dust of the
The lingering light of his boyhood's
Matted and damp are the curls of gold,
Kissing the snow of that fair young
Palo aro tho lips of delicate mold,
Somebody's Darling is dying now.
Back from this boautiful blue-veined
Brush all the wanderiog waves of
Oross his hands on his bosom now;
Somobody's Darling is still and cold.
Kiss him onco for Somobody's sake;
Murmur a prayer soft and low;
3ne bright curl from its fair mates
Thoy wero Somebody's prido, you
Somobody's hand had rested there;
Was it a mother s, soft and white?
And have the lips of a 6ister fair
Been baptized in those waves of
3od knows best; he was Somebody's
Somebody's heart enshrined him
3omobody wafted his name above
Night and morn on the wings of
Somebody wept when ho marched
Looking so handsomo, brave and
Somebody's klr.s on his forehead lay,
Somebody clung lo his parting hand.
Somebody's waiting and watching for
Yearning to hold him again to tho
And there ho lies, with his blue oyes
Tenderly bury tho fair young doad,
Paus'ng to drop on his gravo a tear;
Carve on the wooden slab at his head:
"Somobody's Darling slumbers hero."
Our New Discovery Is sold by W. W.
Dodson, Laurens Drug Co. and Youngs'
Pharmacy under an- absolute guar
antee. Price $1.00.
Report of Supervisor
For the Quarter ending December
County Auditor.;.$ 83 49
County Commiss. aod Clerk, 287 51
Clerk of Court. 60 07
Sheriff ...ft. 702 04
Magistrates and Constables, 351 80
Coroner. 40 80
Poor House and Poor. 447 94
Roads and Bridges.1486 02
Public Buildings. 83 58
Books and Stationery. 227 07
Chain dang. 1834 70
October Term of Court.1573 60
November Special Term_ 874 10
H. B. HUMBERT,
Supervisor L. C.
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA.
General Stephen D. Lee, next In
command, succeeds General Gordon in
command of tho Confederate Veteran?.
Senator Latlmer is pushing his Fed
eral aid to good roads bill, and will
speak on it in the senate Thursday.
GOOD CITIZEN OF
CARROLL IS DEAD
Mr. W. p. Necly Passes Away?Sev
eral Marriages Announced?Per
sonal News of Interest.
Carroll, Jan. 11.?Died on Sunday,
the 29th of December 1903, Mr. P. W.
Neely of pneumonia. Ho had reached
his 51st year. He died as he had lived
tiusting In eternal life beyond this valo
of tears. He left a goodly heritage,
honesty and uprightness of character.
He came nearer carrying out the Gold
en Rule than any man I ever knew.
May the blessed Christ who is touchod
with every feeling of our infirmities
give comfort to tho stricken wife and
daughter in this hour of beroavement.
Tho following day wo laid him to rest
by tho side of his mother at Bathabara
to await tho resurrection morn.
Married, on the 5th of January, 1904,
at the residence of W. B. Turner, Mrs.
Ti N. Spearman, of Andereon, S. C, to
W. B. Fuller, of Cross Hill.
Married at the homo of the bride's
father, R. S. Griffin, Miss A. P. Griffin
and Henry Carter.
Married at the home of W. G. Bose
man, on December, 27tb, Miss Lessie
Goodman and R. D. Whiteford.
Tho young people of Carroll enjoyed
themselves hugely at an oystor supper
at the home of R. W. Brown last Tues
Dr, W. P. T?rner, H. M. Turner and
Miss Julia Turner have returned to
their respective schools.
Mrs. F. L. Hull and littlo sister havo
returned to their home in Atlantu. Ga.,
after a two weeks' stay with their fa
The membars of Bathabara have had
their Churoh painted which adds a
groat deal to its appearance.
Miss Leill May Itudd has returned to
her home after sovoral days stay with
friends and relatives at Carroll.
Miss Toole, of Greenwood County,
Is on a visit to tho Misses Hill.
A happy and prosperous New Year
to The Advertiser and all iis readers.
S. P. W.
Go to Williamson's ior Cut Glass.
Rod Tag Sale?A groat money
saving time for tho peoplo of Laurens.
Shaw's Pure Malt has a marvelous
dietetic value. While refreshing and
pleasant to take, it hr-lps assimilation
of food. On sale at all dispensaries.
To The Farmers of Lau
rens and Adjoining
Our experience for 30 years in the
Stock business in this State has proven
that the time business is not the best
system for either buyer or seller. The
losses sustained by the soller on poor
paymastors and dishonest men causes
the honest customer to have to pay too
much for his stock. Tho worry, anxio
ty and expense of collection, trie hard
ships endured and ill-will incurred
oft, t Mm1* in making settlements, alto
gether make this system both objec
tionable and undesirable to the seller,
therefore, we have decided to 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 wo will
sell you good mulos and horses ou the
shortest profit of any stock over put on
this market, thereby saving you money,
dome to see us!
Of course, with ^our pood customers,
of long s'andlng, we expect yet to do
some timo business; but to thes?, as to
tho others, let us say, that money will
buy tho be3t bargains.
On Monday, Jan. 11, 100-1, wo oxp^ct
to olTor for tale the cloancst lot of
stock wo over sold on the market.
This is no tiro sale, nor do we moan
our advertisement as "cheap talk,"
but a sincoro statement of fact and a
well-formed purpose, Come and try
Thanking you for your past patron
age and hoping to be able to save you
monpy in the futuro, we are,
j. F. Hicks ?fc Son.
GET IN THE MARKET!
Buy Real Estate Whiit
You Get Bargains.
Stocks Cheaper Now Than
They Will Ever Be.
12-room house on Mills stroet, $200-1
110 foot front lot on Mi'ls >.treot, $375.
8 houses on Ohos nur streot, $5000.
340-aoro tract, $3400.
221-acro tract, $1000.
200-aoro tract, $2250.
200-acro tract, 2060.
7 shares Entsrprho Bank Stock $104
10 shares Laurens Cotton Mills Stock,
i5 shares Woodruff Cotton Mills,
7500 City Florence Bonds, $100 and
40 shares Langloy M'f'g. Co., $95.
50 shares Lancaster M'f'g. Co , $100.
2 shares Watts Mills, $90.
2 shares Ware Shoals, $94.
Subject to supp'y, I am on the mar
ket, for tho following:
National Bank of Laurons, $92.
Laurons Laundry Co., $1.25 on tho
Q. W. Shell,
STOCKS, BONOS, REAL ?STATE.
STORE WAS BURNT.
Thieves Looted and Then
Mule Was Also Stolon hut
From a Poeketbook tho Sum of $10?.
Was Taken-No Clue 1o tho
During the early part of last Thurs
day niglit the store of Andrew Phil
lips near Reedy River in tho south
western part of the county was robbed
ond burned . A mule of Mr. Phillips
was stolen. When the lire was dis
covered, the store was about consumed
and early in the morning Mr. Phillips
found that tho mule was gone. Tho
mule was tracked and arttoles of dry
goods wore found along the road,
showing that the thief had stolen and
dropped them in his haste*
Tho mulo was later in the d ly found
loose seven or eight miles from Phil
lips' store, and a farmer had the mule
put In his lot,?much to Mr. Phillips'
relief. Meanwhile, an empty pocket
book was found in tho road near whore
the mulo was found. This Mr. Phillips
had left in his money drawer the
night before with $107. in the book.
Nobody slept in the store.
It is said that tho loss will amount to
$700 and there is no clua to the Incen
diaries and thieves who caused tho
Simmons Makes Announcement*
The announcement elsewhere of the
special salo by tho O. B. Simmons
store will brin j m my people to Lau
rens and It will be an event It mercan
tile circles. Manager Payne a id his elll
clent corps of olerks will have much to
show and they will bo glad t ) show It.
CnBESBl Wo soil fch^ finest made. .
If you'havo not tried ours, you should
buy your next cheese of us, just to see
tho difference. KENNEDY Bitos.
We have just received a comploto
lino of high grade oak mantles. Wo
sell them at factory prices. If you are
building get our prices on mantles,
tiles and grates before you buy.
S. M. & E. If. \Vilko3.
Big line of shirt-", hosiery, under
wear and neckwear to select from at
Big stock Shoes just received. Cau
suit and fit anybody at Copeland's.
Wo have some extra good valuos to
offer you in nice decorated chamber
sots. Twenty five different styles and
decorations to solect from.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
New line Hats just received. Call
and see the new styles. Copoland.
Just received a largo stock of Yiling.
They aro in sots, the patterns aro beau
tiful, tho designs aro now and our
prices aro lower than ever before.* Wo
can furnish tilo to carry out any color
scheme you may want. Call and see
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes. i
You can buy tho best Shoe for the
money at Oopelands.
See our lino of Sideboards. They are
bottor values than you have ever had
offered you. Call and look and you
will agree with us.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Red Tag Sale means many dolhirs
saved to pcoplo of L-iurens County.
Ours is tho only complcto line of
Agate Iron Waro to bo found in the
city. Our prices aro vory low which
makes it cheaper to uso Agate than tin
S. M. & E. U. Wilkes.
Rod Tag Sale.
Imposing an annual tax on all taxable
property in the City of Laurens, to
rai9o supplies for said city for fiscal
year, commencing January, 1, 1004,
Sec:. I. Be it ordained by tho City
Council of Laurent), of tho City of Lau
rens, that a tax of fifty <? snts on every
one hundred dollars worth of the as
sessed value of all property, real or
personal, notoxempt by law from taxa
tion, situa'ed within tho limits of tho
City of Laurens, bo and the same is
hereby levied for corporate purposes to
defray the current expenses of said City
for fiscal year commencing .January,
1st, 1004 and to meet such other in
debtedness as has boon contracted by
said City for corporate purposes.
That an additional tax of thirty
cents on every one hundred dollars
Worth of tho assessed value of all prop
erly, real or personal, not exempt by
law from taxation, situated within the
limits of the City of Laurens, bo and
tho same is hereby levied to meet the
interest to become d ?o upon the thirty
thousand dollar Bonds issued April 1st,
1807, for tho purpose of mooting tho
cost of the building and equipping the
Waterworks and Electric Light Plant
for said City, and to pay at least one
fortieth part of the entire bonded debt
into a Sinking Fund to be used In aid of
tho retirement and payments Of said
SKO. 2: That the Olerk of tho s.i d
City shall en toe said levies and assess?
monts upon tho hooks of said City, and
rocoivo said taxes. That tho said ttxos
horoin loviel shall be paid to the said
Clerk In lawful money of tho United
States on or before the; 1st day of March
1004, and any person failing to pay said
taxes shall bo liable to the penalty now
pr wkUd by law for tho failuro to p?y
general Stato tax.
Heo. 3: Dono and ratilled by tho City
Council, ol tho City of Laurona, at tho
City of Laurons and tho corporate soal
of said City atllxod, this tho lilst of I >e?
comber In tho year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and three, and
in the one hundred and twenty-eighth
year of tho sovoreigntv and independ
ence of the United Statos of America.
O. E. GRAY,
L. G. Dallk, [l S I
i Jan. 4tb,?8t,