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any Kind of
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J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S* C.
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LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY. MAR. 16 1904.
* Yourself about Score
Cards. We can f?r?
nish you with Hand
Painted cards at
price of printed ones.
See our stock.
Palmetto Drug Co.
A FOURTH ATTACK
UPON PORT ARTHUR
Admiral Togo Comes Near
NEW RUSSIAN GENERAL
Chemulpo Scene of Active
A Great Straggle By Land Expected on
the Tala with the Breaking
The Far Eastern situation was con
siderably enlivened on the 10th, in
stant by the fourth attack upon Port
Arthur by the Japanese. Admiral Togo
commanded the Japanese forces and
though he did not succeed In taking
the Port (he attack is described as "the
most effective since the first assault of
a month ago." The oity's fortifications
were tcriously damaged by the bom
bardment and the Japanese torpedo
boats succeeded in laying a number of
mines at the mouth of the harbor and
later defeated the Russian torpedo
boat Flotilla. The Japs are muoh en
couraged by this success.
Russia sent Gereral Kuropatkin to
the field on the 12th as commander in
chief of the Maochurian army. A
great mass of troops are being drilled
at Chemulpo by the Japanese for the
great campaign by land expected to
take place as the Spring advances on
the Yalu river.
THE CZAR OF RUSSIA.
' The emperor of all the Itussins Is In
his thirty-sixth year and lias ruled Rus
sia nine .venrs. The Hague peace trl
bnnal was his idea, and he Is strongly
In favor of pence so long as It does not
prove a barrier in the path of hla em
To Progressive Farmers.
This is the season that the progres
sive farmer buys good farming Imple
ments. See Brooks & Jones. See their
THE DEATH PENALTY.
A Ifitle thing sometimes .results in
death. Thus a mere soratob, inslgnl
lioant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. It is wise to have Buck
leo's Arnica Salve ever hand v. It's
the best Salve on earth an 1 will pre
vent fatality, when Burn*, Sores, Ul
cers and Piles threaten. Only 25 cents
?tLaureus Drug Co. and W. W. Dod
2ft H. P. engine atd boiler, in good
repair, at $400. Also, 2\ acre lot of
land on Sullivan Street, suitable for
building lota, at $850. Will be so'd
8-Boom house, on VV. Main Street
0-room house on West Main Street
6*room house and good servant's
house on West Main street at $2,100.
4 shares National Bank stock at 06.
4 shares ?Enterprise Bank stock at
IIB acres land in Jacks Township at
ift ?eres bottom land near Laarens,
8-rootn house on Jones 8trA*?.; $2,0^0
7*roota Brick Home and 3 tenant
house* on E. Main street, 12,400.
6-room House, S. Harper street, J000.
H room house on North Harper St.
Tenant House, with 2 1-2 acres land,
near Academy street, at a bargain.
I store lot in Clinton, S. C, at $700
M. L. Copeland,
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, BONDS.
g AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Mrs. O. B. Mayer is visiting her fa
ther, Mr. W. W. Jones.
Mrs. Fleming Jones was tho guest of
reUtive8 in Clinton last week.
Mrs. Lucy N. Boyd went to Cross
Hill on a visit last week.
Mr. W. C. Irby, Jr., was a visilor to
Mr. M. B. Crisp, a substantial citizen,
of Mountvllle,was in the city yosteiday
Mr. Wash H. Drummond of Lac ford
was in the city Monday,
Mr. J. L. Power, of Rapley, was in
Mr, T. Moorman Blinking, of Colum
bia, was in tho city on business Mon
Mrs. O. W. Leonard of Spartauburg
spent a few days in the city Ia9t week
with Mr. and Mrs. W. W, Jones.
1 Uncle" Kirk Taylor was up from
Benno the first of the week. H.'s visits
are always enjoyed by a largo circle of
Miss Lynn Smith, the accomplished
daughter of Mr. G. P. Smith ha? ac
cepted a position as stenographer in
the office of Dial & Todd.
Mr. G. W. L. Teague, a prominont
citizen of Waterloo and friend of The
Advbrtiskr, was in town yesterdsy.
Mr. James Jones and daughter, Miss
Hannie Jones of Ookesbury wore tho
guests of Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Posey tho
first of the week.
Mr. A. H. Martin and Miss Nannie
Martin visited Mrs. W. B. Madden in
Greenville several days during the
Mr. J. F. Burton has gone to New
berry fo visit his brother, Mr. J. A.
Burton. Mr. Burton has been ill for
some weeks, but was somewhat im
proved when ho loft last week.
Mrs. M. Rhett Macomson of Pacolet
visited friends in the city last week.
Mrs Macomson was formerly Miss Nan
nie May Wright of this city and has
numerous friends hero.
Miss Mary Simpson Is the teacher In
charge of the Watts Mills school. She
is the daughter of Mrs. J. P. Simpson
and the Jate Dr. J. P. Simpson and is
an accomplished young lady.
Laurens Lodge, No. 43, Knights of
Pythias, will give a smoker next Mon
day night. Degree work in the es
quire rank will be done the same ove
ning and altogether a highly enjoya
ble occasion is anticipated.
Mr. Thomas Wright, formerly of
this city, now superintendent of tho
People's Cotton Mills, Montgomery,
Ala , was in the city for a few days
last week. Mr. Wright has many
friends hero who were glad to see him.
On last Friday evening, Rising Sjn
Chapter, No. 0, R. A. M. conferred tho
Royal Arch Degree on a class of six
Masons. These were the following well
known gentlemen: Dr. T. C. Lucas, Dr.
Isadore Schayor, Mr. R. F. Jones, Mr.
J. W. Crawford, Mr. Chas. V. Brooks
and Mr. John Y .Garlington.
Call on Kennedy Brothers.
Kennedy Brothers, as announced
elsewhere, have the famous Florodora
Cotton Seed for sale and they
also have millet and clover seeds. Call
Concerning The Advertiser.
Mr. M. L. Copeland will hereafter be
the business manager of Tub Laurens
Advertiser, newspaper and job office.
Mr. W. L. Taylor has been employed
by Mr. Copeland and will assist in The
Advertiser's work. There will be no
change in the proprietorship or gen
A Compliment to Professor Wells.
The Con way correspondent of The
State in reporting a Pythian banquot
given there, speaks as follows of Prof.
B J. Well?, whom Laurens still claims:
"Prof. B. J. Wells, a born, cntor,
responded to the toast, "The Bur
roughs Graded School" in a way that
showed his thorough knowledge and
MR. SCOTT KNIGHT DEAD.
The News of ills Death a Shock to His
Mr. W. Scott Knight, a well Lnown
oitizen and a leading Churchman, died
suddenly of heart failure yo3terday
morning at his residence on Main
Street. Mr. J. C. Owing*, wUh whom
Mr. Knight was engaged as book-keep*
er and salesman, had called to see Mr.
Knight, who had been unwell for some
day Mr. Owiogs found bim seated at
the fire and Mr. Knight had just as
sured hia friend that he was getting
aloqg nicely when he suddenly col
laspsed and expired in a text moments.
Tho news of his death was a shook to
every one and great sympathy and
deep torrow found expression from the
numerous friends of the afflicted fam
ily. Mr. Knight was 6-1 years old and
Is survived by a widow, who was Miss
Esther Brownleo, daughter of Mr. J.
T. Brownies of Warrior C.eek. He was
a son of the late Rev. Silas Knight and
a brother of Dr. S. S. Knight, of Foun
tain Inn and Mr. M. A. Knight, of this
The funeral acd burial services will
take place at Warrior Creek Baptist
A FINE LECTURE.
Given as an Extra to the Lyceum
It is with pleasure that we announce
Dr. Geo. Waverly Briggs of Kentucky
as one of the extra att actions for our
Lyceum Association. Ho will be wi'h
us on March 18th. Wo consider our
selves fortunate in securing this gifted
Southern orator. Our asiociat'on num
bers 286 members, aud no one can af
ford not to hoar Dr. Briggs. The prico
of general admission will bo $1.00. Ly
ceum members may got their seats re
served on March 17th.
The last attraction for tlio Lyceum
will be G. A. Gearhart on April 11th.
B. L. Jones.
"A doso in time saves lives." Dr.
Wood's Norway Pir.o Syrup; nature's
remedy for coughs, col?s, pulmonary
diseases of every sort.
A GREAT OFFER!
Two Papers for the Price of One.
Tiik Advertiser ?fters to its subscribers who pay all
arrearage and i year in advance, The ?ST. LOUIS
SEMI-WEEKLY REPUBLIC, an 8-page up-to-date
Democratic newspaper, whicn also gives each week a
4-page illustrated live-stock and agricultural supplement.
All subscribers who have paid in advance to Jan. i,
1905, can secure The Republic by paying 16 cents.
This is an unprecedented ofTer, and our friends
should take advantage of it.
New subscribers, paying in advance, will receive
Now is your opportunity to secure two live papers
for the price of one?$1.00.
MKS. FERGUSON ENTERTAINS.
One of the Most Charming Ever Ulren
the Euchre Club.
Mrs. Dorroh Ferguson entertained
the Euchro Club on Thursday evening.
Mrs. Ferguson introduced a delightful
innovation in the Club entertainments
by having lier party in the evening and
inviting gentlemen. Foui handed
euchre was played at eight tables, the
guests numbering about thirty-two.The
llrst prize fell to Mrs. T. D. Darling
ton, the gentlemen's pri/. 3 to jfr. Flem
ing Jones and the consolation prize to
Mrs. Dial Gray. The serving of a
course of sweets, sherry cream and
oakes, followed by coffee and cheese
straws brought to a close a pleasant cc
Wanted?To exchango a second
hand surrey for a second-hand buggy.
M. L). COPELAND.
And Display of
New Spring Goods
IS NOW ON .ASF THE
Nothiug like the great variety in roally up-to-date Goods has ever been shown in Laurens,?so the ladies who havo seen our display, say,?
and although cottou is high, we have, by buying muoh of our goods four aud six months ago, succeeded in getting the greater part of our
stock at prices as low as were ovor named in Laurens. Although a host of ladies have been to see us, there are many yet in the County
whom we would like to seo our big show. Wo will take special paius in showing all visitors through our big stock without iusisting that
The Newest in DRESS Goods.
Silks?We will show Poau do Crepe, Crepe de Oheue, GreuadiueB,
all-over Net Laces, China, Jap, Taffota, Poau do Soire, aud Armures
Wool and^Silk and Wool Materials?Voils, Crepe de Pare, Fancy
Net Voils, Chiffon Aeolian, Granite, Glorias, in a large rango of col
ors and prices. In Wash Goods?Silk Persian Lawns, Silk Mulls,
Silk and Cotton Crepe do Chone, French Organdie, Voils, Gingham.
SPECIALS?Ono ease, about two thousand yards Wm. Simpson's
three-quarter Percales, at cents. About two thousand live hun
dred yards fine Ginghams aud Chambries at T^cts. About fifteen
hundred yards forty-inch Soa Island at conts. One lot Batiste
short lengths, suitablo for ladies' and ohildron's Dresses, at <tr conts.
One lot figured Laoe, striped aud embroidered Batiste, worth 15 to
25 cents, our price lO cents.
A Great Line of R & G Corsets in all the New Shapes.
Hundreds of Bargains all over store in Shoes, Notions, and Men's
Furnishings. We enter this season with the GREATEST LINE money
and experience can collect, and we want the business of
every reader of this ad. A visit will certainly surprise
you with what we have to offer.
O. B. Simmons Co.
tymV Look out for tho announcement of our Groat Spriug Millinery Opening.
NEW SPRING GOODS.
There's no joke about it. It's a solid, cold-rolled, copper-fastened fact that
our stock of New ?Spring Clothing, Furnishings and Dry Goods is the
largest and finest we have ever shown. That means a great
deal to YOU. It means that right now and here
is the time and place to buy.
Men's and Boys' Clothing:*
We've an immense assortment of Fine Men's Suits.
They are full of snap and ginger, and just as durable as
they are handsome and stylish. No shoddy goods, no
careless workmanship. Every garment cut and made
skillfully and well.
Men's Snits $5.00 to $20.00
Some "corking" good ones at..?.$10, $11, $12.50
Boys' Clothing that WEARS is a sort of specialty
with us. Our Hoys' Suits won't rip or tear, and they'll
last so long the youngster vtill wonder when they Will
$1.00 to $5.00 for short pants suits, neat, nobby and
Men's and Women's Shoes.
The latest Spring shapes in Shoes and Oxfords are
The "Dorothy Dodd" is the most popular high
grade. Indies' Shoe made. We have a full line, in all
popular leathers, $2.50 and $3.00.
Ladies' fine Shoes in great variety at $1.50, $2.00
The "Crawford" is a remarkably fine Men's Shoe
$3.50 and $4.00. Then we have the ''Korrect Shape,"
the "Fl?rsheim"?all reliable, stylish and handsome.
There is no guess work about it. We positively
know we can sell you the best Clothing, Furnishings,
Shoes, Etc., at lower prices than you would have to pay
in the city.
We can save you money. Let us.
J. E. Minter & Bro.,
LAURENS, S. C.
? THROUUH SOUTH CAROLINA. 8
The death of Col. George W. Orofb
who represented the Second Congres
sional District, will render It necessary
for Governor Hey ward to order a spe
cial election to fill the vacancy.
Congressman George W. Croft, who
represented the Second South Carolina
District In Congress, died in Wash
ington on the 10th. of blood poisoning,
caused from getting a splinter in his
hand. The body was taken to his
home at Aiken for burial.
Spain Kelly, a prominent young man
of L?o county, who killed William F.
Creech, a popular young fellow of Biu
hcpville last May was tried and ac
quitted of the charge of murder on
Saturday. Kelly shot Creech to death
on the public highway, because the lat
ter refused to right a wroner done Kel
ly's eldest sister. During the course
of the trial Kelly took the stand and
told in unequhocal terms why and how
ho kil'ed Creech.
Professor U. Means Davir,, since 1882
professor of history at the South Caro
lina College and one of the most dis
tinguished scholars and teachers that
the State has produced, died at the Co
lumbia Hospital at three o'clock Sun
day morning. Professor Davis's condi
tion was considered serious only
the day before he died and tho an
nouncement of his death was a shock to
his friends. Ho was born in Fairfiold
but his grand-father lived in what was
then Laurens district and Messrs. J. C.
and R. O. Davis of this county are of
the same family.
"Dr. Brings made a profound suc
ces, and ranks with Wendling, Con
well, Nourso, and such men, who are
fixtures on the platform."?Cincin
The Laurens bounty Teachers' Asso
ciation will meet Saturday, March 26,
iu tho Court House, promptly at 11
o'clock. Tho following Is the program:
1. When is ono educated??Prof. T.
F, Jones, Miss Emma Lou Humbert.
2. Few and efficient schools versus
many and weak.?Prof. W. P. Cul
berteon, Miss Emma M. Dial.
3. Collocutlon?The needs and wants
of tho rural schools .
As schools arc nearing to a close a
full attendance Is requested.
You will not know how much better
the new "Clifton" is than other flour
until you try It. That eve^y housekeep
er in thi- section may feel free to try
it, wo agree that her grocer may send
her a sack with tho understanding that
she can use three bakings out of it
without Its costing her ono cent, if It
does not prove the be3t Hour in the
market. No house keeper can afford
not to try the new "Clifton" with such
a guarantee. Bransford Milts.
PUTS AN END TO IT ALL.
A grievous wail oftimes comes as a
result of unbearable pain from over
taxed organs. Dizziness. Backache,
Liver complaint and Constipation. But
thanks to Dr. King's New Life Pills
they put an end to it all. They are een
tlo, but thorough. Try them. Only
25 cents. Guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and W. W. Dodson.
Every reader of The Advertihkr to
know that Our Now Discoverythe
groat Blood Purlller and Kidney and
I.Ivor Kogulator, is sold under an abso
lute guaiantee. You run no risk: no
common remedy could s and a tost llko
this Our New Discovery is not an
alcoholic stimulant which does good
"only" for tho time bolng, but It is na
tures remedy, effecting a spuedy and
lasting cure by cleansing the blood
from all impurities, which gives now
life and vigor to overy organ. It res
tores the nervous system to Its normal
condition and cures all blood diseases,
such as Itching Skin, Pimples, Eczema,
Blood Poison, and it is a positive cure
for all Nervous troubles, Indigestion
and Dyspepsia, Heart Disease, Paraly
sis, Livor Complaint, La Grippe, Back
ache, Rheumatism, Dropiy, Kidney
and Bladder Troubles, Fever and Ague
and Female Diseases. Remember the
name and take no other. Price $1 00
and your dollar back If It fa'Is. For
sale by Tho Laurons Drug Co , Dr. W.
W. Dodson, Laurens; Young's Phar
macy, Clinton; Dr J. II. Miller, Cross
ONE CENT A WORD.
For Sale.?A doslrablo house and
lot at Cross Hill. Bargain for the buy
O . M. buzhardt,
Magnolias?I have a nice lot of
Magnolirts from 2i to 8 feet high that
I will deliver to parties at Laurens or
Clinton at 50 cents a piece.
H. P. blakei.y,
Clinton, S. C.
aim \ /No pressure on
evexctt Y JIIp?orB?cV.
Ilcrr.ii I Nounderslrapv
i Comfort. I Ilcvcr ?novo?. (
F.a?y lo Wear.
Wc guarantee a lit or money
PALMETTO DRUG CO.,
Laurens. 3. C.
The Twelve Schools Sub
LAURENS (JUOTA TAK EN"
Scuftletown Gets Four Li
Superintendent Brooks, Teachers and
Tni8tec9 Will Compose Com
mittco to Select Books.
Superintendent of Education Bio k*
states that twelve schools, Lauren-?
county's quota, have responded to tho
proposition recently enacted by tho
Legislature providing and appropriat
ing eo much for tho establishment of
libraries in rural or district schools on
condition that the school contrlbuto
$10 00 to the library fund. Only on >
school in a District is entitled to a li
Poplar Springs, Sullivan township,
District No. 3, took the initiativo anil
promptly sent in the required amouno
to secure the library. The other suc
cessful schools are:
The Gray Court-Owings Instituts,
special district, No. r>, Dial Township.
Eden, No. 2, Dial Township.
Trinity, No. 7, Laurens Township.
Chestnut Ridge, No. 1, Laurena
Oak Grove, No. 0, Laurens Town
Waterloo, special district, No. 14.
Iluntorsville, No. 1. Youngs Town
Long Branch, No. 1, Sculllctown
Byrd's, No. 2, Scuflletown Township.
Sandy Springs, No. 4, Scuflletown
Ora, special district, No. 12.
As will bo sten Scuflletown Town
ship socured four libraries or one
third of Laurens' quota.
At a recent meeting of tho State
Board of Education rules pud regula
tions governing the establishment of
these institutions were adopted. Be
fore tho books are secured it will be
necossary for the Board of Trustees to
provide a substantial book-case, in
which the books will bo locked except
whon in actual use. With the aid and
advice of tho County Superintendent
and teachers tho Trusteos will select
and order tho library from the list
adopted by the State Board of Educa
tion. The teachers will bo librarian
during tho school tcm and tho Cierk
jof the Board of trustees or som-j re
sponsible person designated by the
Trustees will bo librarian during vaca
llawe's $3.00 Hats at Copeland's.
Beautiful line of crystal table glass
ware just received.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes.
La France Shoes for women at Cope
We aro showing a splendid line of
values on our ten cont counter, if you
need anything in tinware, glassware,
crockery, window poles or novelties,
don't buy until you have sesn what we
oiler for ten cents.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes,
Clapp's Shoes for men $r,.00 at Copa*
See our new lino of Couches. Bed
Lounges and now designs and beautiful
upholstery. Our prices aro i ight. We
would like to show them to you .
S. M. St E. H. Wilkes.
Our great line wash Dress Goo !s aro
dreams of beauty. A great range in
variety and prices that aro attractive.
O. B. Simmons Co.
When walkovers go on trouble goes
Reo our sprclal bargains in Shirts at
49 cents and 75 cents at.
J. E. Mintor Sc Uro,
New lino of talking machines and
rfcord8 just rcccivod. Prices for com
plete machines from $3.00 up. Can't
we interest you?
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes.
It Is a good plan to treat your feet
right. Commenco by purchasing a
pair of Crawford Shoes at fH.?d und
$4 00. J. E. Minter & Bro.
Knox Hats, $5.00 at Copaland's.
I riease boar in mind that quality is
oconomy and that we always keep the
best at lowost possible price. Monoy
back if it is not true.
Davis, Roper & Co.
If you.want a nice ^?k Dre s sec our
11 o Taffeta, Jap, P m d ? Sole and
Armure Silks. O. B. Simmons Co.
Customors Shoes shined fiee at
Ladies, wo call your attention to our
famous linos of Oxfords and Slippers.
Alt tho nowost things, newest toos.
etc., will be found bore.
D.ivls, llopor & Co.
Lion Brand Shirts lit.
Tho newest in Ladles' Eancy Collars,
Baits and Gloves at
O. B. Simmons Cj.
CATA RR II,
Which usually commences witii cr.ld
in head Hay Eever rap'dly lnf~ct? the
mucous me u"ra >?? o' he * < o?t, .ml
leaus t'i grttvrr complication . un ess
promptly attended to. We recoiumond
King's Sarsaparilia internally to purify
the blood, and diroct treatment wltn
Dr. King's Catarrh Remedy (a douche
comes with each bottlo). 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 cases will be
8reatly rolieved. The prioe, fl.00;
iree for $2.60, and guaranteed. 8old
by Palmetto Drug Company, Lau renn,