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any Kino: of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S- C.
LAURENS. S O.. WEDNESDAY, MAR. 9 1904.
Yourself about Score
Cards. We can fur
nish you with Hand
Painted cards at
price of printed ones.
See our stock.
_Palmetto Drug Co.
KILLED BY A
Sad and Fatal Accident in
JNO. L. PITTS DEAD.
Sorrow Caused Among
Young Farmer Was Working In a New
Ground When He Was Crashed
Mr. John L. Pitts, a young farmer of
Tumbling Shoals, Sullivan townsh'p,
was mstan'ly killed Saturday afternoon
by a falling tree which crushed his
head and pinioned his lifeless body to
the ground. The shocking accident oc
curred in a new ground in which Mr.
Pitts was at work on bis newly settled
farm just a mile East of Tumbling
Shoals. The tree win a dead oak
around whose trunk logs and brush had
been heaped and set on ?re. After
burning several hours and aided by a
strong wind the tree suddenly collapsed
and in a twinkling Mr. Pitts was
hurled into eternity.
The deceased was about 85 years of
age, the eldest son of Mr. Billy Pitts of
same community. A widow, who was
Mis* Knight, daughter of Mr. Neal
Knight, and four children survive,
The funeral and burial services took
place Sunday at Friendship Church
near bis homo.
Mr. Flits was a worthy young man
and a useful citizen. His death causes
great sorrow among his neighbors and
among friends here as well.
SPREAD THE NEWS.
Laurens Citizens Assist
ing in the Good Work.
Day by day and hour by hour the
"Little Conqueror" becomes better
known and more respec'ed by the pub
lic Nothing in modern time* has
reaohed the high pinnacle of popular
favor In so short a time; people.talk
about it and they have reason to They
tell their experience for the good of
their follow beioga and through grati
tude. To publish their expressions is
to show you that the same experience
W. H. Smith, grocer, at 825 Wash
ington St., Columb'a, 8. C, residing at
823 Washington, St., says: "I had
whooping cough when I was five years
old, strained ray self coughing and have
never been well since and have always
had kidney and bladder trouble, some
times much more severe than at others.
This year I had a spell of typhoid fe
ver and lay in bed three months. I
had suoh pains in my kidneys that
every breath I drew cut to the quick.
It felt like a knife being thrust in
right through the bladder. I had a
doctor examine me and he gave me
medicine but It did not do any gcod.
I tried proprietary medicines and used
Slusters and rubbed my back with a
ozen different liniment* but nothing
relieved the pain. This has been my
condition for forty years and it both
ered me at night so that I could not
get a night's rest. The secretions
many a t mo were almost like blood.
Remedies that helped other people
would not help me at all, and I never
expected to get well. I saw the testi
monials of people who had used Doan's
Kidney Fills and had been cured by
them and I began taking them. The
soreness in my bladder has disap
Seared, I do not have to get up at all
aring the night and I feel better in
everyway. I have used two boxes of
them and have had no pains since tak
ing them. The treatment has made
me feel so much better that 1 know
that it is a wonderful remedy.
Just such emphatic proof Js given by
Laurens people. Ask the Palmetto
Drug Co. to let their customers report.
For sale by all dealer?. Price 60 cts.
ifoster-Milburn Co., sole agents for the
Remember the name?Doan's and
take no substitute.
Notice to Hog Raisers.
Stock hog, registered Essex Boar.
Jessk V. F?ller,
The worm-out stomach of the over
fed millionaire is often paraded in the
publio prints as a horrible example of
the evil attendant on the possession of
great wealth. But millionalids are not
the only ones who are afflicted with bad
stomachs. The proportion is far more
among the toilers. Dyspepsia and in
digestion are rampant among these
people, and they suffer far worse tor
tures than the millionaire unless they
avail themselves of a starndard medl
FAVORITE REMEDY FOR BABIES. |
Its pleasant taste and prompt cures
have made Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy a favorite with the mothers of
sma'l children. It quickly cures their
colds and prevents any danger of pneu
Oorola or other serious consequences,
it not only cures croup, but when given
as soon as the croupy cough appears
will prevent the attack. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co._
Wanted?To sell lots 23 snd 24, Irby
property, fronting on Acsdemy and
North Manning Streets. |180 for both.
_'_W. W. Ball.
THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
A prominent North Carolinian has
this to say; I have been a sufferer from
Rheumatism for fifteen years, a portion
of the time bedfast, and for the last six
months it has been seated in my left
side near my heart; could scarcely rest
any at night. I finally deolded to try
Dr. King's Nervo and Kono Llnimont.
Two or three applications entirely re
lieved me of the pain. I have used it
in my family with good results.
D. O. Howklx.
Sold by Palmetto Drag Co., Lauren?,
Hires are ? ter rible torment to the
little folks, and to some older ones.
Ea?ily cured. Doan's ointment never
falls. Ioa'ant relief, permaaent*cure.
At any drug htore, 50 cents.
S AMONU OUR FRIENDS.
Cotton brought 15 cents on our
Mr. Ed Conyers of Greonvlllo was
Mr. Sam L. Curry of Rap'ey was
Mr. D. Boyd, a well known gunt!e
man of the Milton neighborhood, was
Mr. Ilugh Mahou.a prominent farmer
of the Tumbling Shoals coun'ry, was
In tho city Mond., v.
Mrs. T. H . Nelson has just returned
from tho Northern markots, where she
purchased an elegant and up-to-date
line of Spring Millinery for Tho Hub.
We are glad to learn that both Mr.
and Mrs. H. W. Anderson are doing
fairly well at this writing, and hope
they are now on the high road to com
Mr. J. B. Rasor and family left
Mountville for their new home in Mul
lins last week. Mullins gains a line
citizen in Mr. Rasor and he and his
family will be a valuab!o addition to
tho Peodee town.
Dr. Boozer, Cap1. McClintock, Mr.
Colwell. Mr. Coker, the chairman,
were hero Monday and yesterday for
toe pension board meeting. These and
Commissioner Hudgens, who lives
here, are a One group of Confederate
Coming on 18th.
On March 18th. George W. Brigg',
of Kentucky, humorist and eloquent
orator, will bo the season's last attrac
tion of tbo Laureus Lyceum.
Great Auction Tuesday.
The advertisement of G. W. Shell
calls attention to tho great auction
sale here Tuesday. Tuere will bo bar
| gains at this auction. Fine properties
will bs ofTered.
Mr. C. C. Foatherslone Is announced
for the House, Captain Duckett fc
sheriff, Mr. Druinmond for supervisor,
Mr. J. B. Cosby of Pleasant Mound for
coroner and Mr. Ballew was an
nounced for sheriff last week.
Greenwood Excursion Announced.
Prof. James A. Madden has arranged
for an excursion from Liurens aud
other points to Greenwood on April
1st. The cost of the rouud trip from
Laurons will bo only 50 centi and for
children 25 cent?. The rate will be
proportionate from other points and the
schedule will appear next week.
Traveling for The Advertister.
Mr. P. B. Lookwood will go to Mad
dens, High Point, Waterloo and sur
rounding country today and this week
In the interest of The Advertiser.
It's a good idea to subscribe now. This
is campaign year. Receipts for all pay
ments will be rent out from this office
and Mr. Lockwood will give receipts
when payment la made.
Tucker Property Sold.
Town real estate of the late J. P.
Tuokor was sold Monday. The board
ing house and offlco, known as the Mc
Coy property, was bought by William
Scott at $3,550. The "Motte house"
and lot on South Harper street was
bought by Mrs. Tucker for $1.200 and
the house and lot adjoining by John Pe
terson at $1,015.
To Have Things Fixed.
A piece of machinery in this offlco
was broken. Ten dollars was the price
of mending it at the type foundry,
Somebody suggested to inquire at Hud
gens. At Hudgens the mending was
done for less than a dollar. Hudgens
Bros., as their announcement else"
where shows, are equipped for any
thing that the mechanic wants. They
have a fine plant and do a fine busi
ness. They are people for builders to
WHO WA8 YOUR FATHER? WHAT
SORT OF BLOOD?
If your blood is thin, you are weak
and languid, not enough energy to do
your dally work, and feel entirely worn
out, Dr. King's spoolal prescription for
you, If consulted personally, would be
bis own Iron Tonic Bitters. Makes old
people young, renews youth, makes
weak people strong, gives refreshing
sleep. Sold by Palmetto Drug Co.,
Lauren a, 8. 0.
"A dose in time saves lives." Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine 8yrup; nature's
remedy for coughs, colds, pulmonary
diseases of every sort.
Wanted?To exchange a second
I hand surrey for a second-hand buggy.
M. L. COPELAND.
When you feel blue and that every
thing goes wrong, take a dose of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. They will cleanse and invigo
rate your stomach, regulato your bow
els, give you a relish for your food and
make you feel that in this old world is
a good place to live. For sate by Lau
rens Drug Co,
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA' SALVE
Has world-wldo fame for marvellous
cures. It surpasses" any other Balve,
lotion, ointment or balm for Cut?,
Corns, Burns, Boils, Sores, Felons, Ul
cers, Tetter, Salt Rhenm, Fever 8ores,
Chapped Hands, Skin Eruptions; infal
lible for Piles. Cure guaranteed. Only
25 cents at Lsurens Drug Go. ar.d Pal
metto Drug Co.
Tf it's a bilious attack, take Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
acd a quick recovery is certain. For
sale by Lsurens Drug Co.
Mob Took Dixon From
His Crime was Killing a
Cm in packer and His Crowd Uavc Some
thing to Talk of Besides the
In Springfield, Ohio, a city of 40,000
people, Richard Dixon, a negro, who
had killed an oflieer named Collins af
ter ho had shot a negro woman, was
taken from the city jail Monday night,
llrst shot and then hung to a telegraph
Tho mob broko down tho jail doors
with railroad iron. I', numbered 2,600
The policeman was trying to arrest
Dixon when he was shot, the negro
having just shot tho woman.
If a lynching like this could cccur in I
a splendidly polioed Yankee town,
where thore Is every facili'y for quell
ing mobs, how are tho mob3 to bo
quelled in sma'l towns and In the coun
try where thore are few or no police?
THE DEATH PENALTY.
A Ifttle tbing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, -insigni
ficant cuts or puny bolls have paid the
death penalty. It Is wise to have Buck
len's Arnica Salve over handy. It's
tho best Salve on earth and will pre
vent fatality, when Burns, Sores, Ul
cers and Piles threaten. Only 25 cents
at Laurens Drug Co and W. W. Dod
Now Spring Goods are arri.ing
daily. Come and let us show you ihe
charming and dainty fabrics.
Our Millinery Department is begin
ning to bloom with the Spring arriv
als. Call and see thorn.
We guarantee a fit or money
PALMETTO DRUG CO.,
Laurens, S. C.
CZAR NICHOLAS II. AS A MAN OF WAR.
Despite tho fnct that ho suggested The Hague arbitration tribunal, the
czar is fond of war maneuvers, and in the cut be is shown at tho head of his
An Old Fa-Ooriie \
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THE HEAVENLY CANAAN
By Isaac Watts
TTERE] Is a land of pure delight. But timorous mortals stai - ind shrink
Whore saints Immortal rolgn, To cross this narrow sea;
Infinite day excludes tlie night, And linger shivering on the brink,
Anil plcaaurcs banish pain. And fear to launch away.
_ . . ... O, could wo make our doubts remove,
i nero cvcriaet ng spring mmics, Thc80 ,oomy (lollbt
h that riso,
t^m, n.^cr-wltherln8 flowers; Am, ?*h CannuI1 tha, wo lovo
" , h'.l ko a .WJT sea. divides Wuh becloudcd 0yC8_
'lhls heavenly land from ours.
Could wo but climb whore Moscb stood,
T Sweet fields beyond tho swelling flood And view tho landscape o'er,
r Stand dressed In living green; Not Jordan's strcum, nor dcath'b cold ?
j. So to tho .Tows old Canaan stood, fiood
While Jordan rolled between. Should fright ub from the shore.
I* -K-K-H-I-H-i-H-H-I-K-l-H^ 'M"M"|"M'
FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS,
Cane Mills, Shingle Hills, Cotton Presses, An
vils, Andirons, Stove Repairs, Sash
Weights, Bridge Washers, Betel
and Spur Gears, Derricks, Qrate
Bars, Etc., Etc.
Cotton Mill Castings A Specialty.
WE CARRY A COMPLETE UNE OF
Pipe and Pipe Fittings, * Valves, Bolts, Set
Screws, Packings, &c.
tf0'~ Prompt attention given to mail orders.
LAURBNS S3. O.
TUE PENSION BOARD
FINISHED ITS WORK.
The Total Number of Laurens Confed
erate Pensioners la Now 258?
Increase of 18.
The county pension board finished
its work yesterday. County Ponslon
Commissioner John M. Hudgens had
all the business ready when the board
met Monday and the applications could
be passed upon rapidly.
The toial number of pensioners for
the county is now 258.
Since last year 17 have'died, 7 have
been transferred to other counties aud
8 raised to a higher class. Six were
transferred from other caunties to this
county. Thirty-seven new applications
were approved. The old roll of last
year, less the dead, transferred and
raised, was 225. Adding tho new ap
plications, raised and transfers to this
county, the total of this year's roll is
258, a net increase over last yoar of 18.
Which usually commences with cold
in head, Hay Fever, rapidly infects tho
mucous mombrane of the throat, and
leads to graver complicati .s. unloss
promptly attended ti. Werocommond
King's SacsapariDa internally to purify
the blood, and direct treatment with
Dr. King's Catarrh Remody (a douche
comos with each bottle). It gains a
foothold from which it is hard to dis
lodge, With treatment of those two
medicines any ordinary case will yield
quickly?tho very worst cases will ba
greatly relieved. Tho price, $1.00;
three for $2.50, and guaranteed. Hold
by Palmetto Drug Company, Lairens,
IF YOU ARE
UP-TO-DATK AND TRUST
WORTHY, YOU CAN MARK
AN EXCELLENT AGENCY
The New England
Mutual Life insurance
Co., of Boston, Mass.
For Agency apply to
John Y. Qarlington,
Laurens, S. C.
There's reason for
it. Some one of them
is pretty sure to have
on a pair of the Shoes
shown of that name.
Tte Iii lo be Till La FRANCE. |
They are worth
talking about, these O
La France. They sell g
for $3.00; Oxfords are
$2.50. You'll hardly
believe it when you
Shoes, Hats and Furnishings.
I am also showing a beautiful
line of Oxfords in cheaper grades.
From $i.oo up. They are made
on new style lasts and are very
The L,a France is one of those
Fit-all-over, Wear-like-Irou, swell
appearing Shoes that you hear
about, but have never before seen
for their price.
Customers' Shoes Shtned Free,
OF BOLL WEEVIL
Warns tho South Carolina
DANGER IN FRONT.
Address to Farmers of
Explanation of tho Pest ami It's
Mel hods of Destruction?Early
Seed Only Escape.
In Columbia Dr. W. J. Splllman re
cently addressed the farmers of Hich
land on tho boll weevil, and also con
cerning the government farm to bo es
tablished near Columbia. Dr. Spill
man is the agrosbologlst of tho na
tional departnientofagrlcuUure.IIo ad
dressed the Laurens farmers two years
ago and many will remember that he
seemed a very practical man. The fol
lowing is an outline of his speech;?so
far as it concerned the boll weevil,
and it is just as wall that L?ur<?ns
farmers should have somo cloar idea
about this pest:
In prefacing his remarks Dr. Spill
man said that aguiculture is tho basis
of tho wealth of this country. The
products annually amount to over iivo
billion dollars. Largo business con
corns employ tho best talent obtaina
ble. It is not so with agriculture
where capital is not massed. If agri
culture is to have the benefit of scien
tific research the government must
bring the beseht to the farmers.
At the risk of being considered ex
travagant, but in all sincerity, ho de
clared that the southern half of the
United States has a climate which in
time will enable it to become the lead
ing agricultural section of the world"
Tho South will lead In agricultural
production when all of her opportuni
ties are improved.
HOLL WEKVII. HERE TO STAY,
There is nob tho slightest probibality
that the boll weevil will bo entirely
eradicated. Tho government is fully
justified in spending millions of dollars
to meet tho invasion of tho boll woevil
and to teach tho farmers of this sec
tion to engage in othor kinds of farm
When Dr. Spillman took up the ques
tion of the boll weavll ho was asked if
tho pest would get as far as South
Carolina. In giving enlightmont on
this subject tho speaker departed from
his regular lino of thought but gave
somo very interesting statements.
Most emphatically the boll wcovil will
come into South Carolina and will
como to destroy. Wherever it has
mado its appearance tho country has
been blighted and a bale of cotton
could not be gotten from 26 acres of
the most fertile land. In reply to a
question he stated that it would be un
safe to buy oats or anything else ship
ped from the country infeoled with tho
weevil which has now gotten into the
southern part of tho Indian Territory
and the western part of Louisiana.
WHERE TEXAS WAS SHORTSIGHTED.
For a long time the government saw
what was coming and endeavored to
get tho legislature of Toxas to pass a
law preventing any cotton from being
planted on a strip of land 200 miles
wide along the Itlo Grando river, for
the post had made Its appearance in
Mexico and was devastating tho cotton
crop there. But no precautionary
mathods were adopted and now tho en
tiro State of Toxas is plague-ridden. It
has beon reported that 10,000 farmers
are preparing to leavo tho Stato of
Texas and all on account of the weevil,
which has ruined their crops. Ho cited
an instance of a farmer in the very
best of circumstances who had beon re
duced to abject poverty and would
havo suffered but for a little poultry
yard which his provident wife was
HOW THE PE8T WORKS.
The boll weovil stays under covor of
the woods until in July, said Dr. Spill
man, and when the midsummer brings
tho "forms" of embryo bolls to tho
cotton plant tho woovll begins his dep
redations. The post ts about a quarter
of an inch In length and has a bill half
as long again as himself. With this
bill and its point, which is llko a cir
eular saw, tho bug attacks tho tender
llttlo bolls, and af'.er boring a round
hole Into tho form deposits an ogg
which is covered over with a kind of
wax. Tho ogg in a very short tlmo pro
duco3 a worm which feeds upon the in
torior of tho cotton boll until tho ver
min develops Into a full-fledged boll
weevil and goes upon the rounds of at
tacking cotton. Dr. Spillman ompha
ai/.od tho fact that in three or lour
yoars it will take South Carolina.
The way to exterminate the ordln
ary pest Is by finding anothor bug
which will devour the weevil, as was
done in California when tho orang
trcos were attacked by a soale Ioupo
Tho common "lady bug" was put on
the tr<iil of tho scale vermin and in
short tlmo tho post was driven out
Hut there Is nothing known to science
which will exterminate the boll wee vi;
It cannot be reached with spray, for
the real instrument of destruction
within the weevil where the poiso
would ruin the libre as well as the
The only hope of growing cotton
with any success in an infected terrl
tory is to get a very early variety and
plant it very early, and even then half
the bolls would bo ruined by the wee
The price o2 cotton is driving
ers to increase their aoreagei Tho tim?
may como when cotton will bo at such
a high price that half a crop will pay.
The object of this movement is not to
displace cotton entirely, but to give
the farmer something additional to
rely upon. The boll weevil cannot be
fought with the spray, but a third of
the appropriation has beou set aside as
a fund with which to make expert*
moots against the boll weevil. In r u
isiana an effort is belog made by the
government to raise a crop despito the
boll weevi!, the government expecting
to get half a crop developed before tho
weevil gets to work and then to cut
downovory stalk and burn it and plow
up the land carefully. Tho early varie
ties are not so good as a rulo becauso
thoy drop the fruit too easily.
METHODS NOT EXPERIMENTS.
Dr. Wober, who has beon conducting
hybridization around Co'umbia for
several years will try to breed up im
proved varieties of early cotton. Tho
department of entomology has discov
ered varieties which are not vulnera
ble to "root rot" and "wilt disease,"
und is now working on "rust." Tho
"wilt" Is oauaod by the water veins In
the plant bolng stopped up by soino
kind of fungus.
In regard to tho wo-k which Dr.
Weber has been doing here In connec
tion with Mr. H. O. Koenan and oth
ers, Dc Splllman spoke in terms of
commendation, but that la an experi
ment farm and tho new venture is a
farm to teach methods.
the rrmbdy for holl weevil.
Dr. Splllman then told of th.3 man
ner In which the quarter of a million
appropriation would bo oxpon led. Ouo
third wou'd be given to the department
of entomology to And some vjry early
plant which oould be made vigorous.
Another third has b3on sol aside for
the purpose of making experiments to
see if the pest o in be exterminated by
the use of any other bus or otherwise.
Of tlu reminder, $2),0)0 has been
set, aside for the diversification of
southern agriculture This, in his
mind, is tho remedy for the boll wee
vil. In order to induce men to let tho.
government have the uso of a part of
their farms, tho soul and half tho fer
tilizers will he furnishoi. These farm?
are not experiment stations but are
bolng run. solely for profit and to ex
hibit approved methods, Tho govern
ment waats to take advantage of local
experionee. He bad not como hero to
tell Mr. Hyatt what to do, bub to got
his neighbors to assist him, and for
that reason thoy wou'd have a board of
There is a lino market for farm pro
duets right here in South Carolina
where thoro are so many mills, but
from black and barren New England
many commodities are shipped into
tho State whereas they could ba
raised hero much cheaper and so'.d at
better profit than cotton.
NEWS FROM. HUNTINGTON.
What is Moing on Along It. P. 1). No.
Huntington, R. P. i>. No. 1.?The
continued rains havo thrown all farm
work somewhat lato.
The high price of cotton, however,
causes the farmers to press forward
contented "To labor and to wait'."!
Tho young people enjoyed a pleasant
evening not long sinco at the hospita
ble home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cleve
land, who have recently cast tholr lot
with us. For amusement, Flinch, the
"old reliable," an I Pitt were played.
Dainty refreshments wore served to
wards tl o close of tho evening,
Mr. J, L, Ray is in Union this [week.
Mrs. 15. M. Anderson, of Moore's,
sponl lad week with her parents Mr.
and Mrs. Philson.
Miss Carrie Ray has returned from
Greenville, where she attended the
funeral of her cousin, Mrs. J. B. Da*
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. AHUOQ of ClrcOn*
villo have returned to Ihe'.r home after
an extondod visit to the family of Mr.?.
Which usually commences with cold
in head, Hay Fever, rapidly infects tho
mucous membraue of tho throat, and
leads to graver complication-*, unless
promptly attended to. We recommend
King's Sarsapsrillainternally to purify
ttio blood, und direct treatment with
Dr. King's Catarrh Remedy (a doucho
comos with each b >ttle). It gains a
foothold from which it is hard to dis
lodge With treatment of thoso two
medicines any ordinary case will yield
quickly?the very worst cases will bo
greatly relieved. Tho price *l.00; throo
for $2.50, and guaranteed. Sold by l'al
motto Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
ONE CENT A WORD.
Foil sale.--A dosirablo house and
lot at Cross Hi 1. Bargain for the buy
O . M. BUZHARDI ,
Magnolias?I havo a nice lot of
Magnolias from 2J to ? foot high that
I will deliver to parties at Laurons or
Clinton at 50 cents a piece
H. P. Blakely,
Clinton, s. C.
That all applications for the ofllco of
County Dispenser for Laurons County
and all applications for the ofllco of
Beer Dispenser of I jaurons must be on
fllo with tho Chairman of the County
Board of Control on or before tho 12th
day of Maroh 1004,
Signed by order
County Board of Control,
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