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POLITICAL NOT KS.
Candidates for Slate Officers Bestirring
Tho indications are that the coming
State campaign, will be a comparatively
quiet aiYair. No dato has been fixed
for tho opening of the campaign. The
schedule will be arranged by the new
State Democratic Committee which will
be eleotcd by the State Convention in
Columbia, May 18. (Jov. lloyward will
not, It is believed, have any opposition
for a second terra 2 There has boen tilk
of the Hon Martin P, Ansel being a
candidate again this year, but this is a
rumor that has been sot at rest. Lieu
tenant Governor Sloan may also go in
to th mmpaign unopposed. It is
thought no one will contest the second
nomination of Attorney General Gun
ter, Secretary of State Gantt, Comp
troller General A W. Jones, State Su
perintendent O, B. Martin and Adju
tant Goneral John D. Frost.
Thero aro two State oflloors howevor
who will be opposed. These are State
Treasurer Jennings and Hailroad Com
missioner Garrls. It is said Mr. Jen
nings who is serving his second term
will have Dr D. M. Crosson of Lees
vlllo, Hon. Tho3. EL Jtalnsford of EJgo
lield and J. F. Fou'.k of Bamberg as his
rivals. For tho vacancy on the Rail
road Commission, Mr. Garris will have
at least half a dozen candidates to con
tend with Hi is summor. These are be
ing mentioned a* roal and prospective :
W. Boyd Kvaus of Columbia, John G.
Mobley of Falrfleld, "Cansler of Tir
zab," John H. Earle of Greenville, H,
J. Glgnilat of Seueea and A. C. Jepsou
In tho Second Congressional District
whore a successor to tho late G. W.
Croft is eoon to bo chosen thero are a
number of aspirants for the honor,
among them being T. G, Croft, son of
the late Congressman, Leon J. Wil
liams and J. o. Patterson. Ex-Con
gressman W. J. Talberthas withdrawn
from the race.
SUIT AGAINST RAILROAD.
Proceedings Enjoined by Order from
JSimpson & Cooper, local counsel for
tho Charleston and Western Carolina
Railway Qompany, on Saturday last
secured an order from Judge Townsond
at Greenwood, onjolning certain pro
ceedings that wero being brought
against tho abova railroad company by
Annio Davis and Caully Garllngton,
colored. Tho plaintiffs in tho caso who
reside near tho railroad allege in the
complaint that the building of the coal
ehute in close proximity to their prop
erty has materially injurod and dam
aged them in that access to and from
their houses has been obstructed and
Clerk of Court. John F. Bolt, acting
undor an order from the Court of Com
mon Fleas, was arranging to give a
hearing in the caso to-day and to-mor
row. Two sots of jurors had beon
summoned for each day, the cases hav
ing been scheduled to bo heard sepa
rately. The cause will havo to bo heard
at the next regular term c f Common
Being subject to sick-headaches all
my lifo and trying many medicines, I
never got rsilef until I fortunately
used Lfc's Headache Uotr.edy. 1 found
pormanent roliof after 15 minu'es.
f. o. Brau ford.
Kept by Palmetto Drug Co.
Dials, S. C, Apiil 1st.
Farm work Is on tho rush now. Ev
eryono scorns to be busy putting in gu
ano, preparing to plant corn, etc.
Small grain is not so promising as
wo have seen for tho time of year.
On last Sunday afternoon Rev. J. F.
Ander Jon delivered quito an Impressive
sermon to a largo congregation at
Messrs. Jno. A. Robertson and W.
H. Moore, after a visit to rolatives and
friends in Honea Pith, returned homo
Mr. B. II. Curry and Miss Alice
Hughes wore married on last Sunday
morning by Magistrate P. M. Hellams.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Smith and
daughter, Miss May, of Friendship,
visited Mrs. M. E. Leak last Sunday.
Capr. Jno. R. Hellams spent several
d.iys lafct week In the Ora section.
Mr. Ceo. E. Putman made a Hying
trip to Greenville last Saturday.
Mr. Henry Holdor and family visited
Mr. W. H. Moore last Sunday.
The fruit crop seems to bo very
promising in this section.
Mrs. Kmma Putman, after a visit In
our midst, returned to her home at
Reedy River last Saturday.
Mr. Henry Armstrong nud wife vis
itoJ the latter's parents at Fork Shoals
Tho Chattanooga Advertising.
The Chattanooga Medicine Company
with laboratories and general oflicos at
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and branch
houses at St. Louis, Mo, and San
Francisco, Cal., ha9 become one of the
largest proprietary medicine concerns
in the world. Ir tho growth of thl9
great businoss two factors havo boen
dominant: Tho merit of its products?
Wine of Cardui and Th'dford'l Hlack
Draught?has been widely rocognl/ed
ani tho original advertising methods
adopted have exe'trd great comment.
The publicity for these raed'.cinea does
not cpnsi9t of tho catch ph'ase and ex
travagant statemen*, toa often em
ployed in advertising to-day, but in
? tjad the plain story of experience
.vith tho medicines given in tho plain
languago of the people themselves.
Tno following letter is a fair sample of
the thousands of Wine of Cardui testi
monials published during tho past 2)
8086 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, O.
May 20, 1002.
I consider Wine of Cardui a most ex
cellent woman's remedy. It Is oerralnly
specific as a tonic and regulator. For
eight years I suiTored with female trou
ble. I had Intense pain In the back and
bead, leaving mo so woak that I was
unable to stand at times. Medicine did
no) seem to l.olp me, but sfter all
remedies had failed me Wineof Cardui
i roved my one, great friend. What a
relief I experienced! It camo only a
fow days aftor I started taking it. I
used it faithfully for four months and
gradually grow stronger and better. I
am now regular to the day and for the
p*st two years have enjoyed blessed
g.wd hoalth. I certainly wish every
tdok and suffering woman could know
of your blessed medicine, how much
pain and suffering it wou'd prevent,
ami what a difference it would make In
thousands of homes whero there is.
Mckoees and sorrow to day, if they had
Wine of Carudui it would bring relief
and joy instead.
SEWS OF THE WORLD.
Tbe German Emperor has a trouble
of the throat and is reported in a low
state of health, and bis oonditlon is
causing much concern to the European
In Woman's World
The visitors at the Spring Openings
last Wednesday found themselves In
enchanted regions, at least from a fem
inine point of view. Tho hat? were
lovely creations of tu'le and ribbon and
flowers and wire, and all sorts of queer
shapes and combinations of color, but
they were masterpieces of the milli
ner's art, and very beautiful. All the
stores In town were in gala attire, and
lovely Spring fabrics draped the win
dows of Wilson's, and MInter and
Oopeland displayed stylish footwear,
aud drew their chare of attention and
admiration, though they had no hat
display like Davis & Roper, Simmons
and Nelson. Many ladies from the
county were visitors, and those who
failed to come missed one of tho big
evon's of tbe Spring, but will seo a lot
of beautiful things If they will still
Tho best phys'o1 Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablots. Easy to
tako; pleasant in effect. For sale by
Laurons Drug Co.
[Announcements under this heading
must be accompanied by tho fee,
Three Dollars. Announcements to
run after the llrst Primary.]
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
C. C. Featherstono, Esq., is hereby
anaounced as a oandldate for Houso of
Representatives from Laurens County,
subject to the aotion of the Demo
cratic Primary election.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
re-election to the ohlce of Coroner,
subject to tho rules of the Demooratlc
W. D. Watts.
I announce myself a candidate for
Coroner for Laurens county, subject to
the Demooratle primary and party
j. b. Coshy.
Many friends of Major M. II. Fergu
son, from overy Township In tho Coun
ty, have solloited him to become a can
didate for Coroner at the Primary
Election and he has consented. Ho
will abide the rules and regulations of
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election to tho olllce of
County Supervisor for Laurens county,
subject to tbe rules of the Democratic
H. b. Humbert.
I announce myself to the Demo
cratic voters of l.aurens county, a can
didate for Supervisor, subject to the
Democratic primary and party rules.
James S. Drummond.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
The namo of John A. Franks is
hereby presented to tho Democratic
voters of Laurens county as a candi
date for Clerk of Court, subject to tho
rules governing the party Primary.
I respectfully announce myself a
candidate for Clerk of Court fo.- Lau
rens County and promise to discharge
the bus ness of said olllce a3 in the
past, according to law and the host in
terests of the peonlo. I will cheerfully
abide the result of the Democratic Pri
mary Elec'ion. Thanking all for
their past favors, I am respectfully,
John F. Bolt.
I hereby announce myse'.f a candi
da'o for ro-electlon to tho oflice of
County Treasurer, subject to the Dem
JOHN H. COPELAND.
1 respectfully announce myself a can
didate for ro-election to the ofllco of
County Auditor, subject to the Demo
0. A Power
The many friends of Bee A. Wharton
knowing his merit and qualifications
combined with his superior deteotive
turn of mind most respectfully suggest
him to tho voters of Laurens County as
a worthy and suitable candidate lor the
Sheriff's Oflloe in the approaching
election, subject to the rules of tbe
Being conscious of tho fact that I have
faithfully discharged the duties oi the
Sheriff's office for tho present term, to
the best of my ability, and bolieving
that I have the endorsement of the ma
jority of the peole of Laurens County
to this end, 1 would ng.un announce
myself a candidate for re-election, sub
ject to the decision of the Democratic
T. J. Duckett.
Boing solicited by friends from dif
ferent parts of County, I annouueo my
self a candidate for tho olllce of Sheriff,
at the approaching Primary Election,
acd will abide the rules governing the
B. F. BALLEW.
Tho many friends of Jas. W. Hen
derson announce him a candid tte for
Sheriff, subject to the Democratic
Primary. He has served as constable
several years and as Deputy Sheriff
one term, performing the duties to the
satisfaction of the publlo.
Out Went tin- Bandbox.
Lord KUenborough, the great English
Judge, was once about to go on circuit
when I.ndy KUenborough snld that she
should like to nccompany him. He re
plied that he had no objection, provided
she did not incunibcr tbe carriage with
bandboxes, which were his utter ab
horrence. During tho llrst day's Jour
ney T.ord KUenborough, happening to
stretch his legs, put bis foot through
something below tbe sent. lie dlceov
ered thnt It was a bandbox. Up went
the window and out went the bnnd
box. The coachman stopped, nnd tho
footman, thinking thnt the bnndbox
had tumbled out of the window by
Home cxtrnordiu >?. > > going
to pick It up when Lord KUenborough
furiously cajle&tf$rh "Drive on!" The
bnndbox. accordingly was left by the
ditch wide. Having reached the coun
try town w'iiero he was to officiate as
judge, Lord KUenborough proceeded to
Array himself for his appearance in tho
courthouse. "Now," snld he, "Where's
my wig?where Is my wig?" "My
lord," replied the attendant, "It was
thrown out of tho carriage window."
BROKE INTO HIS HOUSE.
S. LeQuinn of Cavendish, Vs., was
robbed of his oustomary health by in
vasion of Chronic Constipation. When
Dr. King's New Ll'o Pills broke into
his house, his trouble was arrested and
now he's entirely oured. They're guar
anteed to ours. 26 cen's at Laufens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
THE QUALIFICATIONS OF
A PUBLIC SPEAKER
By United States Senator
CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW
II KHK is no talent more common than the ability to
speak and none more rare than the gift of speaking
so as to COMMAND THE ATTENTION and
substantial assent of the audience. The ordinary
talker in a deliberative body kills tiiuo and murders
patience, irritates the indifferent and tires his friends.
REAL DEBATING POWER IS A GIFT as brilliant as it is use
ful. It dooa not consist in elaborate effort, in tho length of the speech,
in superiority of logic, grace of diction or rhetorical finish. Any or
all of these may prove a detriment, though with the master they aro
tools to bo used OR NOT, as the occasion may require. Many a
massivo structure which tho orator has spent hours in erecting has
been demolished ami lias buriod its author under its ruins by tho
dynamite of a ten minuto speech. Legislatures fear bores and resent
pedagogues. They love good fighters and HARD J l ITTERS. Liko
veteran troops, they do not want to be instructed, but to bo led.
They nuyy sleep through a ponderous oration of Charles Sunnier
and riso with delight to greet an incisive sarcasm of Thaddens Ste
vens. There are occasions when a labored effort is K E< IESSARY to
outline or defend a policy or to appeal to the parly or the country.
BUT IN THE EXIGENCIES OF DAILY DISCUSSION IT IS THE
CRISP, LUCID AND DIRECT DEBATER WHO CARRIES OR DEFEAT8
MEASURES. THE SKILLFUL PARLIAMENTARIAN KNOWS INSTINC
TIVELY THE TEMPER OF HIS AUDIENCE. HIS GREATEST TRI
UMPHS ARE IN HUMORING ITS MOODS.
THE FARMER 15 THE BALANCE
WHEEL OF PROSPERITY
By JAMES WILSON, Secretary of Agriculture
jO one familiar with the situation it must appear that
there will be no panic in this country now, so long
as the fanner of tho United States is able to produce
good and salable crops. THE AMERICAN FARM
ER SUSTAINS THE COUNTRY and feeds a
great portion of tho world. Ho is virtually inde
pendent of any other class.
Let me premise by giving a few figures. From 18S0 to 1890 tho
average of exports of farm products was moro than $703,000,000.
In 1001 they were $952,000,000. In 1903 tho surplus, which wo
did not need in this country and was sold abroad, amounted to
It was the farmer who held the balance of trade with the United
States. Excluding the products of the farm, thero was during the
period from 1899 to 190:2 an annual adverse balance
of trado amounting to $02,000,000. Including the
farm products, THIS BALANCE IS WIPED
OUT, and we have left $275,000,000 to the credit
of this country. During 1903 there was an unfavor
able balance of trade in exports and imports other
than those of the farm, which amounted to $50,
000,000, but when the farmer's part in the interna
tional commerce is included the balance in our favor
is just about $3G7,000,000.
HERE YOU HAVE THE TREMENDOUS RESERVE
SUSTAINING POWER OF THE FARMERS OF THIS
COUNTRY. THEY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO PAY
THE FOREIGN BONDHOLDERS.
I will tell you that tho farmers are independent
of the banks, tho money lenders or anybody else.
They aro prosperous. In tho east anybody can see
it for himself. They aro getting good prices for their
grain, hay, 7iiilk, butter, cheese, fruits and other produce. Think of
the prices for eggs and poultry! Then they have the advantage over
their western brethren in not having the long haul and heavy freight
Tho farmers of the west wero NEVER in such easy circum
stances. Their crops have been good, and the demand from abroad
has been such as to keep the prices at a comfortable figure. This is
true of everything the farmer raises to sell?bogs, cattle, wool, etc.
On tho Pacific coast tho story is tho same. There the trade is
opening with the orient, and there tho farmers have the advantage
of a soil which will raise almost everything, including fruits which
outsell the tropieal fruits and which can be sent across the country
and shipped to Europe at a profit. THEY ARE DOING SPLEN
In the south tho farmer who raises even a small crop of cotton
lias provided for himself. Tobacco was never in great"!' demand.
The south is rapidly becoming AS PROSPEROUS AS THOSE
OTHER SECTIONS of the country which escaped the devastations
of civil war.
City of Lauren^
FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING Al'RII, 1st, 1903,
and ENDING APRIL 1st, 1901.
Bills payable March 31, '03, $
Extension of W. and L. plant,
Opera Houso Furnituro added,
Firo Department, fire bell,
Live stock, mules bought,
County and Stato Tax . . .
Extra Police . .
Curbing ? . .
Fire Iosuranco . , ?
Advertising and Printing , .
Fire Department Exponscs
Rridgo Work . .
Material ! . . .
City Attornoy'b Salary , .
Outstanding aooounts .
Wator and Light Salary . .
Roard of Health .
General Exponso . '.
Laurcns Library Association .
Feed for stcok .
Unpaid aoots. duo others, 1902,
Interest ou City Bonds . .
Interest and Discount .
Cash in P. L. and fix. Bank,
Gash in National Bank, . .
Cash in Enterprise Bank , .
Gash in Bank of Laurcnc,
('ash in band . . .
?1,8 i5 38
Cam on hand March 1903, $13 20
Cash dep. in Bank, Mar. '03, $1,193 78
Outstanding acccunts . . . 268 ti8
Tap mains .... 36 00
Water and fontal . . 2,065 56
Light Rental . . . 2,559 49
Dog Tax . . . . 105 u0
Street Tax ... 588 75
SpcoialTax . . . 3,733 98
R. and P. Tax . . 10,276 56
Opera Hall Rental . .105 00
Dispensary Profits . . 5,791 35
Hauling . . . 13 00
Fines . . . 1,58102
Sinking fund, March 19j3, . 4,075 38
Bills payablo . , , 4,404 00
Unpaid accounts duo others, 117 OK
Material, March 1903, . 284 19
W. H. WASHINGTON, Chra'n.
T. H. NELSON,
W. P. CHILDRESS,
Respectfully Submitted, L. G, Bai.i.k, Clor? Coaue?.
EVERYTHING A MAN WEARS
SHOES FOR WOMEN.
THE ONE PRICE STORE.
The Most Complete Line of
Ever Shown in Laurens.
Customers Shoes Shined Free.
Have just reached us from the tailors. Seems as if we never
saw such stylish, snappy suits, and we've seen a pile oi 'em in out
day. Customers who called yesterday and got a glimpse of these
new patterns and inspected the finish, declared they never saw
the like in all their born days.
I f you'd appreciate knowing that you were one of the best
dressed men in all this section, we strongly advise you to gel
your share of this elegant Spring attire.
Copyright 190! by H?rt Sn..ffn?r A H?r
All Stylishly Cut
Right up to the latest wrinkle
of fashion, yet not a wrinkle in
them. Each garment (its like a
duck's foot in the mud, and has
that distinctive appearance
which only the highest grade of
clothing can possess.
Extraordinary value at $15.00;
the very best in our store at $20.
Of course, you can pay a tailor
$40 for the same thing if you
prefer?it will be your own fu
neral. You'll get the same style,
fabric and fit in cither event.
If It's Less Honey
That's more to your liki ng,
we'll fit you out with a dandy
suit at #5 and upward. Anc\
you can rest assured you can't
get as much value for your
All our clothing is Guauantk?d
How About Those Shoes?
You really ought to have a new pair.
Just try the ?'Crawford" or ?*Korrcct" Shape?#3.50 and
$4.00. They'll suit you.
All new shapes in popular leathers.
Ladies' Shoes, Boys' Shoes, Girls' Shoes?all kinds of good
Shoes at rock-bottom prices.
Step in today and let us fit your foot, your fancy and your purse.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
A GOOD TIME TO BUILD.
Lumber is cheaper to-day than it ever will be again ;
weather is right; labor cheap, and we have an architect to get up
your plans and specifications. Write, wire or 'phone us and we
will send him to see you.
Foundry and Machine Shops.
Castings of every description on short notice. Full line of PIPE
FITTINGS and other Supplies.
Cotton Mill Castings a Specialty.
The mails put you just as near us as if you lived in Lauvens. All
mail orders receive prompt attention.
LAURENS S. O.
HOLDS HIGH CARNIVAL.
Dame Fashion holds high carnival at THE HUB at preseut.
In every line we handle, the goods exhibit a newness, style and
smartness that will appeal to all really tasteful dressers ; to all who
study the fashion journals and know "what's what" this season.
We aim to fill all needs in woman's apparel or anything relating
to it, more stylishly, sensibly, economically and satisfactorily than
any other store hereabouts. And our continually growing trade
tends to prove that we are realizing this aim .
We have sold many different
makes of Corsets and are famil
iar with all the most largely ad
ertised kinds; but we have
never met with any type so
thoroughly comfortable and at
the same lime so shapely and
graceful in its structure as our|
Iuvisible Lacing Corsets, which
sell at $1.00. They are not
rigid and unyielding, as so many
corsets are, but of such elasticity
as to conform comfortably to any
movement of the body, and yet
there is no corset made which
insures its wearer a more stylish
contour. The new models are
of Countil and Batiste?as dainty
as anyone could wish for?and
we want you to see them before
you buy. Will you not do so
Our Walking 5kirts
We have never before sold so
many Walking Skirls so early
in the season, which is not to be
wondered at considering the at
tractions of our new Spring line
of them, both as to style and
price. They are of Voiles,
Serges and other favorite fabrics,
faultless ill fit, style and making,
and range from so little a price
as $1.50 to $7.50. They're
worth your seeing.
Underskirts: Far from
Our Mercerized Underskirts
with a lustrous, silky finish arc
fully as pretty and durable as
silk ones costing three times as
much. Be sure and see them.
Many nice ones at $1.00, and
the highest priced in the lot only
Fine Fabrics for Summer Wear.
We do not believe that any lady in town will have anything
but admiration for our Dress Goods and Wash Fabrics,
tainly form a royally fine assortment. Just a hint as
Fine Voiles, some plain and some in the Bourettcd
effects, 38 inches wide, per yard only.
New shades in Melrose Cloth, makes up very effect
ively, 36 inches wide, black and colors,.
Nun's Veiling, line both in tint and texture?makes
a charming costume, 38-in wide, black and colors
Stunning effects in Sicilians?a fabric that has great
vogue this year, Black and Colors, 40-in wide,
Bourettcd Voiles and Mistral Cloths, supremely
lovely 45 inches wide.
Silk Mull?superbly handsome and washable?many
novel color effects,.
Washable Silks?mercerized?many novelties, in
cluding the new champagne shades, per yd., 15c to joe
And lots of other fine things that we know you'll take pleasure
Our Hats have a piquant prettiness and becomingness that is
not casdy descnbable, but is easily recognized when once seen.
Suppose you visit our Millinery Section and inspect some of our
Nice Hats here at any price from $1.50 to $7.50.
? WE are looking -t
i ? FOR your orders
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