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NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
LAURBNS, S O., WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22.190S.
Dr. J. J. Boozer for Thirty Years the
People's Friend in 111 Health.
A Veteran Dies and is Buried by His
Comrades In Anns?E. T. Oxner and
C. W. Diivall Have Passed Over the
Clinton, Feb. 2 )th.?Our entire town
is in sorrow over the ill health of Dr.
J. J. Boozer, which necessitated his
leaving Clinton and making his home
With his daughter, Mrs. Ran Little of
Laurons. Dr. Boozer ^has been living
here for thirty-five years and no [ man
will be more missed by all classes. His
life has been full of faithfufservice'and
good deeds. His friends hope he may
soon be restored to health and a warm
welcome will always be his in Clinton.
Mrs. J. F. Jacobs was called to Vir
ginia last week by the serious illness of
her sister, Mrs. Jones.
Miss Janie Little will leave to-day on
a month's trip to^Baltimorc and Wash
Miss Minnie Little was called to
Greenville Saturday by the illness of
Rev. Thornwell Jacobs left on Thurs
day for ids new h?rnern Nashville. Mrs.
Jacobs will join him this week. Mr.
Jacobs has been associated with the
OrphanagcJJfor two years and resigned
his position to accept other work in
Mrs. Fleming Jones will be the guest
of Miss Laura Vance this week.
Mr. Chesley W. Duvall died at his
home near here on the 14th inst. His
remains were buried at Langston's
Church on Wednesday.
Miss Mollie Manson is visiting rela
tives in Georgia this week.
Mrs. James L. Wright returned on
Friday from a visit to Blackville.
Mr. E. T. Oxner died on last Thurs
day evening at his home^a few miles
from here. His request was to be
buried by the veterans which was com
plied with and the interment was on
Mrs. Martha Orr Patterson, who has
been in Columbia for the past month
working for the Reformatory School,
stopped over on her return to Green
ville for a few days with her cousin,
Mrs. W. M. McCaslan.
We are glad to report the improve
ment of Mr. John Robertson, who has
been quite sick for several weeks.
A Pleasant Party.
Miss Julia Gilkerson entertained the
"Butinskies" society on last Friday
The guests were: Misses Mary Todd,
Be(T Shell, Willie May Childress, Zalene
Gray, Leonara Martin, Richmond, Va.,
Anna Bruoning, Carrie Bess Vance.
Jno. Wells Todd, Jr., Calhoun Mc
Gowan, Chas. Simpson, Albert Simpson,
Ed Hart, Chas. Kern, Clyde Franks,
Douglas Gray, Erne3t Easterby and
Games and refreshments were the
features of the evening and all the
young folks had a most enjoyable time.
LYCEUM FRIDAY NIGHT.
Ralph Bingham, Song, Music and Story.
Reserve Seats at Fleming Bros.
Ralph Bingham is the next Lyceum
attraction. He will be here Friday
night. "Song, Music and Story" is the
title of his entertainment. Tickets for
the season members will be reserved on
Thursday and Friday at Fleming Bros.
Extra tickets will be sold at GO cents
for reserved seats, general admission
35 cents and gallery 15 cents. Extra
tickets will be sold only on day of the
The New York Herald.
The New York Herald publishes a
special Southern uoction giving aii the
Southern news. Exclusive reports from
the winter resorts. All the news from
everywhere. Special features every
Sunday. For Sale at Palmetto Drug
The County Board of Equalization is
hereby called to mee.' at th? Auditor's
ofiice, Monday, March 6, at 11 o'clock,
to attend to such busi'iess is may be
brought before 1 her.-.. A\?o, the Town
ship Board of Assessors of each town
ship arc requested to meet at their us
ual place of meeting in their respective
townships on Tuesday, 7th day of March
to pc.-form the duties imposed upon
them by the SUitucs.
C. A. Power,
29-11 County Auditor.
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wantrd-1.000 Cards of Oak and
i mo wood on cars your station or
delivered at Laurens.
J. W. Eichelberger.
Laurons, S. C. 'Phone H. Terry's
Btvt the ,p <to Kind Yo'J I'ava Always ?o'jtffl
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE,
M.r" .Wt L* 'l'aylor is still improving.
He is in a fine way now for getting well.
Mr. J. D. Power of Barksdalo was in
the city yesterday.
Mr. Payne of the O. B. Simmons Co.
is in the Northern markets for Spring
Mr. W. C. P. Robertson will be with
Davis, Roper & Co., as salesman, after
Mr. W. G. Wilson will go North this
week to purchase Iiis Srping stock of
Messrs. D. A. Davis and W. H. An
derson, of Davis, Roper & Co., leave
today for the northern markets to pur
chase their spring stock.
Miss Adelado Horton of Clinton and
Miss Mary Bowen will attend the in
auguration ceremonies in Washington.
They will visit friends in Baltimore and
Anapolis before returning home.
Congressman Johnsson returned to
Washington Sunday. His little daugh
ter, Mary, is much improved. Mrs.
Johnson is still here as the little girl is
still quite ill.
Mr. William D. Watts of Denver,
Colorado, is in the city visiting his
mother, Mrs. Josephine Watts, and
numerous other relatives. This is Mr.
Watts's first trip home in four years.
It is reported that at least one-half
of the people of Clinton have been ill
with the grip during tho past 30 days.
It is said that there scarcely enough
well ones to wait on those who are sick.
It is not so bad as that in Laurcns but
it is very bad all the same.
Which is Worse?
What will you give us, contemporar
ies, for a list of the poorest paying sub
scribers on earth??"Clinton Gazette."
We will match 'em with a good long
list of foreign advertisei-s.
The Election for Solicitor.
Gov. Heyward has decided to order
the general election for solicitor on
April 11. The first primary will prob
ably be ordered on March 24. If neces
sary the second can be held on April 4.
Senator Tilhnan's Condition.
Senator Tillman has returned to Tren
ton after consulting the Philadelphia
specialists as to health. The Philadel
phia doctors agreed with Dr. Babcock,
of Columbia, that the Senator's trouble
was due to grip poisoning, affecting one
of his nerves and that with care and
rest he would recover his usual health.
He will probably not return to Wash
ington for this session of Congress.
Court Dates For Laurcns.
Under the present arrangements the
terms of Court for Laurens will be the
first Mondoy in January, third Monday
in July, and third Monday in Septem
ber. Our representatives state that it
was their endeavor to have the time for
holding court most suitable for tho
farmers; that this was the best they
could do but hoped to improve on it
at the next meeting of the General As
At the City Opera House.
The Crescent Comedy a popular en
tertainer, is playing at the opera house
here this week. They were to have
played "Utah" on Monday night, but
the continual rain prevented. However,
this number was put on Tuesday night,
playing to a moderatly filled house.
This company is billed for the entire
week and is a good popular priced show.
Ticketets on sale at Copeland's 15c, 25c,
and 35c. Change of program nightly.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Washington 'at Home.'
On Wednesday evening Dr. and Mrs.
W. H. Washington were "at home" to
a number of their friends at an informal
but very delightful progressive whist
party. The evening was much enjoyed
by the following guests: Misses Sadie
Richey, Willie Jones, Helen Goggans,
Harriet Stevens, Lillier Stevens, Bertha
Wells, Tallulah Caine, Emily Meng,
Annie Gilkerson, Mccars. J. K. Vance,
R. E. Copeland, Croswcll Fleming, Al
bert C. Todd, Charles Ellett, John I!.
Brooks, R. V. Irby, Earle Wilson, Geo.
Once, during his second term, Grover
Cleveland was asked to speak at a
function in a certain town, and when
ho arrived at the depot the wind was
blowing a galo, sleet was driving and
hailstones nearly as largo as marbles
were fiercely falling. Of eourso tho
Inevitable brass band was there, and
at the sight of tho president tho per
formers struck up with all tho stren
uoslty at their command. "That is tho
most reallBtle music I over heard," re
marked Cleveland. "What aro they
trying to play?" asked Secretary 01
ney, who accompanied him. "'Hall to
the Chief I' " replied tho president, with
a cheerful smile.
Oro ami Fuel.
Pennsylvania, which makes more
than half the iron used in tho United
States, produces less than 2 per cent
of tho Iron oro mined. Ohio, which
comes next to Pennsylvania ns on Iron
mnker, mines less thnn 1 per cent of
tho total. In both oases tho oro is
brought to the fuel, and this Is tho
policy In this country. Only in Ala
bama are the oro and fuel found to
gether. Scientific American.
Laurens Lodge N. D. A. F. M.
A ?egulor communication of Laurens
Lodge N. D. A. F. M., will bo held Fri
day evening, Feb. 24, promptly al 7
o'clock. Visiting brethren are cordially
welcomed. H. B. HUMBERT,
C. A. Powkr, W. M.
Walking Olf With the U. S.
Mr. Arthur Ruhl, writing under the
above title in Collier's for February 18,
shows how bur greatest heritage, as a
nation, is being squandered and stolen
by Organized Greed. Mr. Ruhl says:
Moro than three millions of acres of
timber land, the greater part of it the
magnificent timber land of the North
west, has been practically given away
by the Government in the past two
years. Probably nine-tenths of this
was grabbed either by actual fraud or
by violating tho spirit of an absurd and
impotent law. There is nothing par-,
tieularly new in tins except that the
land grabbed has been particularly val
uable, the destruction of timber par
ticularly ruthless. Respectable citizens
have always thought it proper to cheat
the Government. Were it not that
such men as Senator Mitchell, Con
gressman Binger Hermann, Surveyor
General Meldrum of Oregon, and Fred
erick Hyde, President of the San Fran
cisco School Board, are under indict
ment, the blase East would not even
now take any interest. The West takes
landfgrabbing for granted. The whole
history of our public lands is one of
ruthless grabbing, and still more of
idiotic laws and farcical attempts to
enforce them. The manner in which
the Government has given away its
public land makes the dealings of Mrs.
Chadwick's bankers look like the apex
of conservative and astute finance. We
have thrown away and are throwing
away such an empire as was never
given to any other nation under the
sun. Under the altruistic theory that
the public land should be given to the
people for homesteads and farms, do
mains vast enough to constitute separ
ate States have been tossed away to
speculators, ranchmen and lumber cor
porations. To the States, for the
avowed purpose of providing for edu
cation, we once gave 30,000 acres of
land for each Senator and Representa
tive in Congress. The States which
had no public land received scrip which
eventually found its way into the open
market. Wall Street speculators at
one time advertised the college scrip of
nine States. The entire script of one
university was offered at one time for
thirty-seven and a half cents an acre.
The greater part of this land, the in
come of which was intended to be used
for education, has long since been
squandered and lost forever. Under the
old Swamp Lands act thousands of
acres in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
were seized as swamp?lands five thou
sand feet above the level of tho sea,
actually requiring irrigation to make
anything grow on them. Vast acres
were surveyed when flooded and grab
bed or included, because some far-off
corner had a mud hole in it. They tell
a story of a man who put a boat on a
All Candidates Good Men.
No Room for Mistakes.
W. R. RICHEY, MAYOR.
Aldermen for the Six Wards Named. All New Men
That Were Nominated. General Election
On March the 14th.
The City Democratic Primary passed
oil' very quietly.
The candidates were all Rood men
and as the vote indicated unusual inter
est was manifested. There were 389
votes polled out of a possible 550.
Mr. W. R. Richey, who had already
become accustomed to the harness by a
two term servico and was a good puller
was nominated Mayor.
H. Terry was nominated Alderman
from Ward 1; J. Lee Langston, Ward
2; John D. Childress, Ward 3; W. P.
Caine, Ward 4; N. B. Dial, Ward 5; A.
Huff, Ward 6.
The General Election will bo March 14
wagon and had his mule draw him
across a stretch of fertile prairie. Then
he went to the land office and entered
his claim for swamp land, producing
several witnesses who were quite will
ing to swear, orally, that he rowed over
the claim in a boat. Railroads, by jug
gling the "alternate sections" they re
ceived when first running their lines
through the new country, have ac
quired tracts of twenty or even fifty
miles, which they have held unim
proved, waiting for values to rise, while
the home-steadcrs beyond these belts
wero driven back, compelled to content
themselves with the imaginary advan
tages of a railroad perhaps fifty miles
distant. The Government has not al
ways even kept faith with its own chil
dren. It has invited settlers into a j
country, and after they had built houses I
and started farms in good faith, 1ms
sold out the whole area to a railroad or J
speculative corporation, at, for exam
ple, $1 an acre. The home-steadcrs
were then ejected or obliged to buy
back their own land from their new
masters, at for instance, $G an acre,
paying for the improvements that they
themselves had made. Ami so on, and
so on. It's an old story now?one that;
makes appear respectable the avera}Ci' '
performances of pickpockets anil
Insure your property with M. I..
RE1QN OF TERRER IN RUSSIA.
Strikes Continue at Home. Little Activ
ity at Seat oi War.
War news in the far East is very
meager. The excessive cold in Manchu
ria seems to render military activities
Internal troubles at home have be
come very serious with Russia. Strikes
continue among the working classes,
who in some instances are gaining con
On February 17 the Grand Duke Ser
gius, uncle of tho Czar, was murdered
by a bomb being thrown under his car
riage. Tho assassins were captured,
but they seemed satisfied with the re
The press dispatches indicate that
there is great terror in the Royal House
of Russia. It is considered dangerous
for the Czar to attend the funeral of
the Grand Duke which is set for Feb
There is some talk of peace between
Russia and Japan, but there is no tan
gible basis for the opinion other than
the terrible state of affairs at home.
Everyone that is sick, hungry and
out of wood in this awful weather,
should remember that they ought at
least to be thankful that they do not
belong to tho Royal House of Russia.
The Week in Society.
The arrival of St. Valentine's day
brought about unusual gaiety in social
circles. Miss Emmie Meng was hostess
on Thursday evening at a beautiful
Valentine function. Hearts reigned
supreme in the decorative scheme while
the rooms were softly lighted with
crimson candles. A game of "Progres
sive Nations" proved most interesting
and tempting refreshments were served
in courses. A large number of guests
enjoyed Miss Meng's hospitality.
Mr. Samuel Fleming entertained on
the evening of St. Valentine's day and
hearts were of course everywhere in
evidence. The guests were entertained
with games, a different game being
played at each table. Valentine score
cards were used and pretty prizes
awarded tho most successful players.
Mr. Fleming's party was one of the
prettiest affairs recently enjoyed by
the young folks.
Meeker Hotel Calendar.
One of the most attractive calendars
that has come to the Advertiser, is
that of the Meeker Hotel, Colorado. It
is a 1(5 x 19 bristol, on which is arranged
with artistic effect half-tone pictures of
the Meeker Hotel and grounds, and of
various hunting and fishing parties with
the results of the "catch," etc.
In one picture are nine deer, the re
sult of one day's drive, and on another,
thirty-nine trout, the Uu-gest weighing
3 1-2 pounds, caught by Mr. Ball.
There is also a picture of President
Roosevelt and John Goff on their return
from the bear hunt, and the poor old
wild cat, which had to sacrifice its life
for the bear that was too smart to be
Mr. R. S. Ball, formerly of this county
and a good friend of the Advertiser,
is the proprietor of the Meeker Hotel.
The Legislature Adjourns.
From (he number of measures hand
led the body seems to have worked hard
but there were very few matters of
general importance disposed of. In the
main their actions were conservative.
Matters which the Advertiser regard
ed as of special interest to the people of
this county have been noted from time
The indications are that the increased
levy of one-half mill for the purpose of
getting the State on a cash basis will be
more than counter balanced by the ad
A Card from Mr. Pitts.
I desire to let the farmers know that
there is still room in our warehouse for
their cotton. We arc also prepared to
advance money on cotton.
Merchants' & "Farmers' Bonded Ware
house. Ceo. L. Pitts, Manager.
Special for the Ladies!
A BEAUTIFUL LINE
New Skirts for Spring
Will be on Sale this Week at
$5.00 and $6.00
We are confident that we can show the best line of values and
styles that we have ever shown at these prices. An inspection
will convince you that our claims are correct. Come to
see the line while we have a complete line of
SIZES AND STYLES.
Our Special Sale of Odds and Ends
will continue the balance of this week**"
40-inch Lawns at 5 cents
36=inch Percals at 5 cents
A Great line of Embroideries at the following prices:
5c, 10c, 15c, 20c.and25cts.
In the Gents' Department
We have a lot of Odds and Ends that we are offering at big
sacrafices. Come to see them. Don't miss this store when you
come to Laurens.
Davis, Roper & Co.
The Bill authorizing a new dome for
the State House failed to pass the Son
Mr. B. A. Morgan of Greenville was
endorsed by tho Legislature for Judge
of tho now Federal District for South
Col. J. C. Boyd and Adjutant Gen
eral Frost have been appointed by the
Governor to represent South Carolina
at the Presidential inauguration.
Mr. It. A. Cooper is a candidate for
Solicitor of the Ninth Circuit. Mr. D.
H. McGill of Greenwood and probably
Mr. Blease of Saluda will opposo him.
Marion Parr, the young white man,
who was convicted of murder in Colum
bia a short time ago on purely circum
stantial evidence has confessed his
The Bill for tho establishment of the
reformatory for young criminals in this
State, which was passed by the House,
was killed in the Senate by a very small
Tho Legislature passed a Bill requir
ing candidates for office to sign a pledge
not to contribute anything except
through the channels of the church and
not to "treat" during a primary can
It is estimated by a Georgia grower
that 50 per cent of the Elberta peach
buds have been killed by the severe
cold. It is not thought that tho other
standard varieties have been hurt.
Game Warden Wheeler of the State
of Illinois is going to scatter grain to
the game birds throughout the State
during this severe spell of weather.
The State is going to expend $5,000.00
for that purpose.
Congress has accepted the statue of
Frances E. Willard, which was contri
buted by the State of Illinois. The statue
is placed in Statuary Hall and notwith
standing there are about forty pedes
tals there, that of the celebrated tem
perance reformer is the first woman to
find a place there.
Mr. Geo. E. Prince of Anderson has
been elected by tho Legislature Judge
of the 9th District and Mr. It. W. Mem
miger of Charleston, Judge of the 10th
District. The ten Circuit Bill as passed
by the House was so amended by the
Senate, as to the grouping of the coun
ties, that Laurens is named with
Abbeville, Greenwood, Ncwberry and
Saluda composing the Ninth Circuit.
THRY NEVER PAIL.
That is What They Say About Them in
Laurens, and It is Therefore, Reliable.
Another proof, some more evidence,
Laurens testimony to swell the long
list of advocates who endorse the old
Quaker remedy, Doan's Kidney Pills.
Read this convincing endorsement of
the claims made for that remarkable
W. C. Eichelberger, of the City
Transfer Co., residing at 310 Chestnut
Street, says: "1 have used Doan's Kid
ney Pills for backache and kidney com
plaint and they benefitted me greatly.
Sly back has caused considerable mis
ery and has given way with me several
times, compelling me to lay off work.
A man without a sound back is not
much good at my work as it requires
heavy lifting. There was a dull heavy
pain and weakness across my loins and
whenever I caught cold it caught in my
back and knocked me out as effectively
as though I had been hit with a club.
The secretions from the kidneys caused
me great inconvenience by disturbing
my rest at night and were irregular in
appearance and contained brickdust
sediment. I used numerous remedies
but nothing had any good effect until I
read about Doan's Kidney Pills in our
papers and procured a box at the Pal
metto Drug Co.'s store. After using
them the kidney secretions cleared up
and became natural and the backache
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Poster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name ?Doan's?and
take no other.
There are two dangers
in a hernia. ,
First- Not wearing a
Second ? Wearing one
that does not fit.
We guarantee a perfect
fit and wear in our SILVER
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
County Convention Show
ed General Interest.
Throughout the County Friends of the
Movement Come to I.aureus to Watch
the Progress of the Convention?
Minutes of the Proceedings.
The meeting of the Cotton Growers
Convention held in the Court Houso on
last Saturday was full of interest.
Every Township in the County was
represented and a large numer of influ
ential men and prosperous farmers
from all over the County, who were
not delegates were in attendance.?
These men have the movement at
heart and when men like that are will
ing to leave their business and como to
a Convention merely as on-lookers it
means that the movement has hold of
the people in earnest.
The attention which was given Col.
Wharton and Dr. Fuller and the ap
plause which followed thier report of the
New Orleans Convention came from
men who will s^and to their guns, be
cause they realize that their position is
impregnable and that to retreat now
would mean destruction.
A copy of the proceedings arc ap
The Laurens County Cotton Growers'
Association met in the Coujrt Houso to
The meeting was called to order by
the President, Dr. A. C. Fuller.
The Secretary read the minutes of
the January meeting.
The following delegates were then
Laurens Township?Dr. W. C. Irby,
T. B. Byrd.
Dials?R. L. Gray, L. S. Bolt.
Youngs?J. F. Sloan, P. B. Martin.
Scuflletown?W. B. Harmon.
Jacks?J. I. Young.
Hunter?R. P. Adair, J. L. Crawford.
Cross Hill-W. B. Fuller.
Waterloo-J. H. Wharton, M. W.
Sullivan?J. A. Baldwin, E. G. Mitch
Mountville -W. D. Pyles, J. L. Boyd.
The permanent organization is as fol
President-Dr. A. C. Fuller.
Vice President-Dr. W. C. Irby.
Secretary and Treasurer?B. Y. Cul
Executive Committee ? R. P. Adair,
J. F. Sloan, E. G. Mitchell.
The President ruled that a School
Trustee is eligible to hold office in this
A Board of Directors to look after
ware houses in which to store cotton
were elected as follows: R. L. Gray,
R. P. Adair, Dr. W. C. Irby.
On motion it was agreed that the
matter of paying the Committees on
membership and acreage be referred to
the Township Associations.
By request Dr. A. C. Fuller who had
been sent as delegates to the New Or
leans Cohvention made reports of tho
meetings. Said reports were very fa
On motion the Treasuries of the
of tho Township Associations were re
quested to turn over one-half their
funds to tho Treasurer of the County
The following resolutions were intro
duced by Col. J. H. Wharton and unan
1st: To hold cotton for higher prices.
2nd: To withhold buying fertilizers
for the present.
3rd: To decrease acreage in cotton 25
4th: That the Association endorse tho
action of the New Orleans Convention.
The Treasurer of the County Asso
ciation was requested to pay the ex
penses of Dr. A. C. Fuller and Col. J.
H. Wharton to the New Orleans Con
It was unanimously decided that the
I Committees in the different Townships
i be requested to secure data on the de
crease of acreage as thoroughly and as
soon as practicable.
The following delegates were elected
to the State Convention: J. H. Whar
ton, Dr. W. C. Irby, J. C. McMillan,
W. L. Gray, Geo. W. Young, Jno. F.
Sloan, M. L. Copoland, E. G. Mitchell,
W. B. Fuller, W. E. Lucas; alternates,
A. C. Todd, D. A. Davis, John F. Bolt.
The Association adjourned to meet
at the call of the President.
Dr. A. C. Fuller,
B. Y. Culbertson, Secretary.
Feb. 18th, '05.
There will be an election of the tax
payers of Waterloo special school dis
trict No 14, at Waterloo, S. C, on Sat
urday February 25, 1905, between three
and five o'clock p. m., for tho purpose
<>f..voting on the question of special
W. II. Wharton, Clerk.
Feb. 0, '05. 28-2t
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J. R. Hellams
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