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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Lau reu s , S. C.
LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY, FEB. lO. 1904
Game on Earth!
Palmetto Drug Co,
WORK A FRAUD.
The Report of tho Legisla
STATE IMPOSED UPON.
What the General Assem
bly is Doing.
The Bill to Fat Telephone Wires Under
Control of the Hallway Commis
sion "assed?Other Matters.
The oommlttoo of senators and rep
resentatives appointed to report on the
work done upon the State House re
ports that the State has been grossly
swindled and the work botohed. Sen
ators Manning and Aldrioh and Repre
sentatives Patterson, Williams and
Rawlloson are the committee.
They report that the contract speci
fications were not met in numerous
particulars, that the work was defec
tive, bad materials used aud the archi
tecture miserable. They deolare that
not only Ib the new work on which the
State has spent hundred* of thousands
of dollars inferior, but that the con
tractors have actually destroyed much
of the good work that had already been
done. They had the help of an archi
tect; in making their report. Mean
while, it i* stated that Governor Mo
Sweeney, on the advice of his Attorney
General, released the contractor's
The work on the Sta*e House was I
done under the eye of a commission
which employed an architect named F.
P. Mllburn. Former Secretary of State
Marshall, who served under Governor
Richardson, was a member of the com
mission. He alone and repeatedly pro
tested publicly that the work was being
fraudulently done but the majority of
tho commission stood by Milburn and
the contractors. THIS Advertiser,
among other papers upheld Marshall.
Now it develops that Marshall was
right and that hundreds of thousands
<>t dollars of the tax-payera' money ha9
The legislature has parsed the bill
placing telephone lines under the su
porvlslon of the railway commission
and fixing rates.
What will be done with the corpora*
tion tax measures and the new circuit;
bllla Is not yet determined. Tho logi?
laturo will adjourn in two weeks. The
former hay passed the house.
The house Monday passed by a vote
of 01 to 30 a bill to tax all dogs at the
rate of 60 cents each.
The house also passed the bill re
quiring a record of marriages to be
The bill to Increase tho pay of the
members of the state pension board
and to pay mileage to tho members of
the county boards was killed.
Rer. Tom Lelth's Work.
The many friends here of Rev. Thom
as H. Leltch will be glad to hear of his |
success in a revival just closed at Main
Street Methodist Church, Columbia.
Mr. Leltch is closing his fourth week
preaching twice and at times three
times daily. Many have been turned
away for want of room as the beautiful
church is taxed for seating room. The
altar of the church was crowded at
. every service and the converts will run
up Into hundreds. Fifty have united
with Main Street churoh. Soveral will j
connect with other churohes. Mr.
Leltch has the support of weveral pas
tors, which adds much to the interest |
of the meeting.
This is the last week of our Speolal I
Sale. Don't you think yon bad better
sooure some of tho bargains offered.
ONE CENT A WORD
<ar f>0 choice hens for sale, throe for J
$1.00. A few cocks $1.00 each.
J. Wade Anderson.
Shaw's Fore Malt.
Its value in sickness has been tried
and proved. In the home it is not safe
to be without it. Absolutely pure. On
sale at all dispensaries. Adv.
WAN TED ? Persimmon, Dogwood
Hlokory and Holly Logs. Freight paid
on carloads. James Cockshott, Char
leston, 8. C.
State of South ?Carolina,
JFSff Court of Common Pleas.
Piedmont Savings and Investment
Company, Plaintiff, against W. it.
Saxon, J. M. R. Saxon, J. T. Saxon
and W. H. Abrams, Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the Court in
tho above stated action, I will aell at
LaurensO. H., S. 0., on Salesday in
March, it being the 7th day of the
month to the highest biddor,the follow
ing lota to wit:
Tract No. 1: That lot containing one
half aore, more or less, bounded on the
North by lot of Starling Owings. East
by lands of Janie C. Clarke, South by
lot of Gray, Sullivan & Co., being the
same lot conveyed by W. H. Abrams
to W. R. Saxon et aL, er. February^
Tract No. 2. That othor iot of land,
containing one half aore, more or less,
bounded by lots of Atari Ing Owings,
the lot first descrlbod herein and by
Jots of D. P. Goggans, Jim Blaokstock,
Terms of sale?One half cash, bal
ance on credit of one year, the credit
portion to be secured by bond of the
purchaser and mortgage of the premi
ses and draw Interest from da e of
sale, with leave to the purchaser to pay
all cash. If purohascr falls to comply
with bid, win re-sell premises at his
risk. ? '
JWO. F. Bolt,
AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Miss Katherino Jones is vleitlng hor
sister Mrs. Brunson at Manning, S. C.
Mr. J. H. Motes of Mountville was
Mr. W. P. Hudgens has gone to At
lanta for a few days.
Rev. S. C. Todd, the missionary, is
stationed at Macao, China.
Representative Cooper came up from
Columbia for a day during court last
See Gilbert Waiden, the Cowboy
Orator, at Opera House, Friday night,
Magistrate John M. Hudgens now
has his omco9 in the Traynham Build
ing, south elde of the square.
There has been considerable activity
in local cotton mill and bank stocks
Mrs. B. C. Hart and Miss Corrie
Hart, of Cokesburry, are visiting Mrs.
W. O. Babb.
Mr. J. C. Hugor, of Charlester, a well
known cotton buyer, wa9 in tho city
At Opera Houao Friday night, Gil
bert Waiden, Cowboy orator, scholar,
rifle-shot and rough-ridor.
Rev. W. S. Holmes attended the
Greenville Convocation of the Episco
pal Church in Union last week.
8. M. Wllkes will loavo for Now
York Saturday, to buy goods for S. M.
& E. H. Wilkos.
D. A. Davis and W. H. Anderson are
in the Northern markets buying goods
for Davis, Roper & Co.
Mr. Joseph Simmons, of Greenwood,
Is visiting his brother, Mr. O. B. Sim
Gilbert Waiden, the Cowboy Orator,
will exhibit at Opera House next Fri
day nignt. Popular prices.
Miss Rebecca McCollister of Colum
bus, Ga., is on an extended visit to hor
brother, Mr. Walter A, McCollister.
G. W. Shell, the well known broker,
aow has his office) in the Minter build
ing. They are handsomely fitted up.
The little daughter, Charlotte, of Mr.
ind Mrs. F. P. McGowan is quite ill
irith pneumonia, but was some better
Rev. E. C. Watson, pastor of Ohost
mt Ridge, Rabun and other Baptist
Dhnrches in tho county, is with his
family occupying the Fowler cottage
n West Main street.
Sunday afternoon, February 7, Miss
Lizzie McKeo, daughter of Mrs. An
Irew McKee and Mr. Nathan B. Hill
tvere united in marriage, the ceremony
taking place at the home of tho bride.
Rev. M. 0. Compton officiated.
Mr. and Mra. H. W. Anderson gave a
small but specially pleasant tea party
Friday night. Tholr gues's were Rev.
and Mrs- W. B. Duncan, Mr, and Mrs.
J. F. Bolt, Mr, and Mrs. W. O. Babb
and Mr. and Mr3. W. H. Anderson,
Mr. W. L. Ferguson and family will
leave to-day for Atlanta, whore th ey
will make tholr home in future. Lau
rens regrets to give them up and thoy
will have tho best wishes of the com
munity. Mr. Ferguson has a daughter,
Mrs. Aroher, living in Atlanta.
The Newborry Herald says: "Mr.
Guy Daniels has associated with him
in his jewelry business here his broth
er-in-law, Mr. E. E. Williamson, of
Laurens. The stylo of the firm will be
Daniel & Williamson."
Lex Sullivan, the shooter of Tom
Coon, was 6a<p?ured near Barksdale
yesterday. He claimed to bo on his
way to town to surrender.
Mock Court Friday Night.
The Mock Trial by the studonts of
the Gray Court-Owings Institute will
take place next Friday night. Admis
sion fee is 10 cents.
A Wade Hampton Democrat.
Cn.pt. J. B. Humbert of Prinoeton
was in the city yesterday, looking as
youthful almost as when he was a mem
ber of the "Wallace House" nearly 28
Rev. T. H. Ltw, of Spartanburg, the
agent of the American Bible Society,
filled the pulpit of the First Presby
terian Church Sunday, preaching an
able sermon. Dr. Law has numerous
friends in Laurens whoalways welcome
Horse and Male Killed.
Monday morning a freight train on
I the Charleston and Wostern Carolina
Railway ran over and killed a mule and
I a horse, both valuable animals, on the
Bnrnt Mill Creek trestle. It is said
that the animals ran for fully half a
mile down the track in front of the
train and then on the trestle whereof
course they were overtaken. The
I mule belonged to David Martin and the
horse to Burkett Davenport.
To Established New Ronte.
It Is understood that Free Rural De
livery mail route number 6 will ba es
tablished, leading from Laurens into a
section North-west of tho city, wi hin
the next few days. Hunter Arno'd, of
the Post Office Department, is here ar
ranging for it now. Tho route will be
by the Dial place, the Trinity Church
RUSSIA AND JAPAN
Japan Occupying Korean
No Definite News of a
Tidings of Battle Are Hourly Expected
from the Front?Korea Will Be
Seat of Land Actions.
Russia cud Japan are actually at war.
Tirod of Russia's temporizing polloy
Japan withdrew her St. Petersburg
minister and Russia followed by re
Japan has sent a fleet with two army
divisions to Korea and the Russian oav
airy advance guard is in motion.
There wore rumors of n naval con
flict in which Japan was victorious yes
terday but they aronot confirmed. Ja
pan Is also reported to havo already
bagged two Russian warships and some
merchant vessels, but this Is probably
Hosvever, news of lighting may now
bo looked for.
Mr. Boweu to be Married.
Tho society columns of the Toledo,
Ohio, Blado contain the announcement
of tho engagement of Mr. Badger C.
Bowen and Miss Anna Louise Connor,
of Dallas, Texas. The marriage, it is
said, will take place in Dallas during
tho Easter season, and later the bride
and groom will llvo at the Velvedore
in Toledo. Miss Connor is a relative
of the Connors of Cokcsbury, S. O. Mi*.
Bowon is tho youngest son of Mrs. J.
II. Bowen of this city. All the peoplo
of Laurens are his warm friends and
they hoar of his approaching marriage
with great pleasure Mr. Bowen has
been steadily successful in business
lifo, and Laurens, with ono mind,
wishes that his happiness and pros
perity shall ever increase.
NEWBERRY BEUREE TEAM HERE.
Rally of the Local Lodge of Odd Eel
Saturday evening last the local lodge
of Oid Fellows, Oalheun No. 47, had a
lUVOV iiiKjicoViiiK uiccuiiig. . .... uuvw
sion was the visit of Newberry's crack
degroe team which came up to do
the floor work in conferring the llrst
dogree on a club of 10 candidates. The
team was composed of 12 or 15 of New
berry's leading Odd Fellows, being
headed by J. M. Davis, Past Grand
Master of the State. Their work was
very thorough and has been highly
commented upon by Laurens men.
COL. CREWS MAY ENTER.
Former State Senator May Be in the
Ool. T. B. Crows, editor of tho Her
ald, has been solicited by many
prominent gentlemen to be a candidate
for the Senate. Col. Crews formerly
served a full term and part of another
term in the Sonate and also served in
the House. He has hundreds of
friends throughout the State. His de
cision has not yet been announced.
The Varlon. Method* lined In the
DlHpoiml of the Ilend.
The disposal of tho dead among civ
ilized nations lins usually consisted of
one of tho following threo ways:
Firstly, of closing up tho body in earth
or stone; secondly, of burning tho body
and committing to earth the ashes,
and, thirdly, the embalming of the
body. Tho earliest form of interment
of which wo havo any account was
that of the paleolithic cavo dwellers,
who burled their dead in natural grot
toes nnd crevices In the rock similar to
fthoso in which they had lived.
When wo come to tho later stone age
we find that tho peoplo throughout
Europe burled in chnmbered barrows
and cairns. Next comes tho bronzo
age, with its changes, nnd among oth
ers the burial of tho dead. Tho chnm
bered barrows passed away, nnd In
their places barrows were frequently
used without chambers, and cemeteries
of stone cists set in the ground were
largely employed. Frequently a nat
ural emlnoncoof sand or gravel was
the place assigned for burial, and
around it were circles of stundlng
stones. During these prehistoric times
cremation woo also practiced sldo by
sldo with the simplo Interments of tho
people. In pagan times it was custom
ary, whether tho dead wero burled
with or without cremation, to put in
their graves such articles ns urns or
vessels of clay, bronze, gold or glass,
clothing, pcrsonnl ornaments, imple
ments nnd weapons of warfare.
Cremation was largely abolished
when Christianity spread over tho
country, nnd tho interment of grave
goods was restricted to kings and
priests, who continued to bo burled In
their royal and sacerdotal robes nnd
with their insignia of ofDce.
Down to tho tenth century cremation
was customary among tho tribes locat
ed nlong tho Volga. Hero also human
sacrifices in honor of the dead pre
vailed. Records of eyewltnessea of the
horrible ceremonies have come down to
us. Charlemagne prohibited this usage
among the conquered Saxons under
pain of death. In India tho living wld
ow was in many instances down to
1820 burned with the corpse of her bus
Don't forget that Our Special Sale of
White Goods, Laces and Embroideries
will e'oso on Saturday next.
I shall have a car-load of FINP
MITI.O*?' 1V Ul.lTV
? Mr. Willie 5witzer has been appointed
agent for The Advertiser in the city of Laurens
and is authorized to solicit and collect sub
Mr. J. P. Tolbert has also been appointed
an agent for The Advertiser and will solicit
and collect for subscriptions.
Look out for them.
Garlington and Company
Make Big Step Forward.
IN LIFE INSURANCE.
In Charge of New England
Territory Over All South Carolina
North of Columbia?Steady and
Rapid Growth of Pioneer Firm.
An Important ovent in tho commer
cial life of Laurens is the appointment
announced bv the Now England Mutual
Life Insurance Company of Boston,
Massachufelts, of John Y. Garlington
& Company as its District Manager for
the territory in South Carolina lo
cated North of Columbia. Algernon S.
Smith of Charleston is State agont.
This is the first district headquarters
to be established by any Life Insur
ance Company In LaurenB and It Is In
the nature of a distinct recognition of
the central business position of this
town that it has been selected by a
Company so old, conservative and suc
cessful as the New England Mutual.
The New England Mutual was estab
lished In 1835, under tho Laws of Mass
achuseotts, tho most stringent in safe
guarding the interest of policy holders
of any State. From the infancy of tho
life insurance business in America,
Massachusetts has taken and held the
lead in tho enactment and enforcement
of Laws securing buyers of life insur
ance For example, Massachusetts was
the first Slate to secure equity for de
linquent policy holders by providing
that companies acting under its char
ter should either pay a fair amount in
cash to policy holders failing to .keep
up premiums or give them an equival
ent in paid up participating insurance
or in extended insurance.
In the same way, Massachusetts is
the only State that exercises any di
rective law for the distribution of any
surplus to policy holders. In many
other essential particulars tho Laws of
Massachusetts are watchful of the In
terests of the insured and theEO bene
handling the business of the Company
in thi?, concededly the most prosperous
and rapidly advancing section of South
Carolina, Garlington & Company aro
now arranging schedules and prepar
ing for tho appointment of sub-agon
cles to cover thoroughly every commu
nity in the District. Additionally, spe
cial agents are to bo appointed report
ing to Garlington & Company, who
will systemat'ely and constantly travel
the territory. It goes without paying
that the location of,tho district head
quarters hero and the reporting of
many aegneio? will bring incidentally
a considerable volume of travel and
business to Laurens. Hpartauburg.
Florence and other towns already
know the benefits to bo derived from
insurance establishments, and it is be
lieved that with the energetic and
skillful direction that this District
agency will havo, Laurens will exper
ience them in an even'largor measure
On account of this expansion of
their business, Garlington & Company
have leased tho corner offices In tho
Todd Oillce Building in South Harper
Street. These offices have b02n newly
fitted up, repainted and equippsd with
the latest filling devices, desks, cabi
nets and other appolntmouts needful
for a rapid handling of a largo busi
ness. Tho now offices will compare fa
vorably with those to be found in tho
larger cities, and nothing will be
omitted to meet tho requirements of a
business started with tho expectation
and determination of steady and multi
The firm of Garlington & Company
has been in active operation here for
more tban a year, dealing in stocks,
bonds, real ostate, life, accident and
indemnity insurance, The business at
Its birth was in tho nature of a recog
nition that tho City of Laurens had at
tained a place in the commercial world
and possessed advantages that offered
an exceptionally good flo'.d. It was the
first firm to realize that there was an
opening for such a business in L/jurons
and appreciative of the conditions, it
began its life with a broad view of fu
ture building. Being the pioneer In
tin s ) lines, its rapid growth has boen
equally consistent and steady. It was
appreciated that the first oasontial was
to deserve and to gain the confidence of
substantial business interests. This was
speedily rccogni/.ed by the pubiio and
its uninterrupted succeas is due princi
pally to tbe general acceptance of its
existence as a permanent concern
grounded on principle) of integrity
and candid dealing which obtain in
reputable oommerclal affairs, Illustra
tive of this tho Company's rule has
been to aceept agencies only of old line
companies, and to solicit no clientage
except that of the best class. Added to
this the Company's metbods are wido
awake.Its eyes are always open for good
opportunities of investment, and its pa
trons are invariably given the benefits
of the information that it is able to com
mand. The Firm believes that the com
mercial community and this town are
entitled to the best facilities, measured
not by the standards of small towns,
but by the best standards that prevail
in any City.
The insurance companies It repre
sents have an aggregate capital of
?96,687.162.00 and It offers to the pub
iio, In every form of reliable insurance,
all protection known to tho modern
business world. Id stocks and bonds the
firm bus the. best connections both in
Southern cities and in the large cities
of the Fan. These connections are
based on a Urge personal acquaintance
on the part of the head of the Firm
with prominent Brokers and Capital
ists throughout the country. The offices
are equipped with long distance tele
phones which make easy and quick
negotiations with the whole commer
The establishment of the New Eng
land Mutual Life District management
and the occupation of larger offices,
aro simply steps in the Firm's pro
gress, and an oarn^ '"'future.
Passing of One or the Landmarks of the
Mt.Uaiiagher Country?A Good
Mr. Jas. W. Daniel, of Mt. Gallagher,
died on February, 2nd. He was about
90 years old?one of tho most venorable
men in the oounty. The following
children survive him: Messrs. L. T. H.
Daniel, Rev. J. Walter, Rev. W. W.
and J. L. Daniel of the Methodist
Church, Mrs Nettie Hudgens, of Wil
liamston, and Mrs. W. T. Jones, of
The lato Mr. Daniel was a fine type of
the honest, intelligent and Christian
man. He was a devoted member of
tho Methodist Church and throe of his
sons are prominent in Its ministry. His
life was without reproach and ho goes
to his fathers ripe In years and full of
good works. His wife, who was Miss
Anderson, preceded him to tho grave
Mr. John T. Daniel requests The
Advkktisek to express the gratitude
of the family for the many neighborly
and kind attentions and help during
his father's last illness.
Senator Hann a III.
Senator Mark Ha via is seriously
with typhoid fever at his home
We have just received a shipment of
tho latest stylos and shapes In Ladles'
Hats, as a starter for the season Come
and see them, The Hub.
Convict Made Fortune.
A hotel clerk now in the Missouri
penitentiary for embezzlement has
made $40,000 speculating in cotton.
Which usually commences with cold
in head, Hay Fever, rapidly infects the
mucous membi ane of the throat, and
leads to graver complication?, unless
promptly attended to. We recommend
King's Sarsaparilla internally to purify
tho blood, and direct treatment with
Dr. King's Catarrh Remedy (a douche
comos with eaoh bottle). It gains a
foothold from which it is hard to dis
lodge. With treatment of theso two
medicines any ordinary case will yield
quickly?the very worst caso3 will he
greatly relieved. Tho price $1.00; three
for $2 i30, and guaranteed. Sold by Lau
rens and Palmetto Drug Co.
Boars tho /)lnB Kind You Have Always Boimlit
Without Music is fike imfco
your using some other
COOKING ? ? ? ?
? ? ? COMPOUND
laid to be
"JUST AS GOOD" AS
on Tint MARKET
The Wesson Company
? ?V4NMiM4 A?J
BY MIGHTY BLAZE.
The Loss Two Hundred
Millions of Dollars.
The Chicago Conflagration
Ono Hundred aud Fifty Splendid Busi
ness Buildings Burned or Brown
Up by Byiiumite.
Tho larger part of tho business sec
tion of Baltimore was destroyed by liro
wbicb bogan at 11 o'clock Sunday morn
ing and was not under control before 4
o'clock Monday P. M. The loss is es
timated at from ono hundred and fifty
to three hundred million dollars. At
least eight liremen are reported killed
and the loss of life will bo greater.
The lire broke out in tho store of
John E. Hurst & Co., in Hopkius Place,
the heart of the wholesale dry goods
district. In half an hour half a dozen
great buildings were burning. Tho
Aromen were practically helpless and
400 streams of water turned on tho
flames had no perceptible uffeot. Fire
departments from Washington, Phila
delphia, Now York and numerous sur
rounding cities and towns sent assist
ance. At least 150 acres of splendid
brick, stono and iron business build
ings wero destroyed. Every prom
inent newspaper in the city v as burned
out. The Baltimoro Sim got out its
Monday's issue from tho Star office in
To chock tho flames, scoros of build
ings, somo that cost in tho millions,
wore blown up with dynamite by tho
firemen, but cvon this did not stay the
All the drygoods merchants in Lau*
rons are familiar with the locality des
In the loss of property tho fire will
rank next to tho Chicago fire, which
burned th?eo days aud left 70,000 peo
Suffering will rosult in Baltimore
from tho loss of employment by thous
ands of people.
Tribute to Deceased Lady.
Mrs. Virginia Hunt Owings, wifo of
of February, at Crccnvi lo, where she
had gone for medical treatmout.
Only seven or eight years ago she
camo to us a stranger, but during this
time she had greatly endeared herself
to tho people in this community. We
rarely meet with one possessing more
culture, refinement and womanly qual
ities than were displayed in her char
When we reflect how doir sho had
become to us who only knew her as an
acquaintance, we cm have somo idea
how much she must have been to thoso
who knew and loved her best.
Truly her life has been ono of ser
vico. She seemed to make it a study
to bestow her oharlty ou the unfortu
nate whom others might neglect.
Wo believe she entrusted her loved
ones to her God In whom she trusted,
and is Ho not "able to keep that which
is committed unto him."
Since sho has crossed over tho river
may the memory of her life, so pure
and unselfish, be a constraining i' flu
on<v t?? hi* ng to Christ those who ".ave
not known him and to thoso who are
already his, may it bo an inspiration
to live hotter and. nobler lives.
Boara tho 1 iia Kind Yon Have Always
CAN WE INTEREST YOLTfl
HEGE ir/phovhd LOG-BEAM [
with the E
IHeaccck-K'nt, VAniA-ac feeo works ,
It Can't he beat.
Write "The Machinery People" for price*;
W. H . Gllibli? ?. CO.'
COLUr/.DiA. s. c.
CNOINCS, BOaORO, COTTON C I N i
TMC ciliar?. portTAtiir riilf:f.ir MAOMINC jj
Notice of Application for
ST AT I1' OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
Notice is horeby given that tho un
dersigned will apply to tho Secretary
of Stato of South Carolina, on or after
the 22nd day of AugUtt, A.I), 100.1, for
the isstianco of certificate of incorpo
ration, pursuant to tho provisions of
"An Act to Provldo for tho Incorpora
tion of Religious, Educational, Pooial,
Fratornal or Charitablo Churches,
Lodges, Societies, As-ociation*, or
Companies, ai.d for amending the Char
ters of thoso already formed and to bo
formed" approved February 19, 1000,
in behalf of The National Christian
llonovolent Burial Convention, an or
ganization which has its headquarters
in the County aforesaid.
Given under our hands and seals,
this, tho 18th day of August, A. D.,
1003. H.W. Irby,
( \ p. N. Hunter,
\ rkaij. \ M. Hunter,
?-r~ i L-.W. Williams.