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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind ol
Roal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants. *
J. Y. Gahlington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
L?URENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY MARCH 8. 190S.
IN THE FAR EAST
.Russian and Japaneso
Armlos in Death Struggle
More Than 60 Thousand Men Killed and
Corpses are used as Defences-Result
of Battle not yet Known.
According to Press dispatches the
most terrible battle of modern titries is
raging in the "Far East."
The Russian army numbering 340,000
men and occupying positions around
Mukden is being assailed by the Japan
'?tcee who havo 70,000 in eccess of that
The movements of the Japanese in
dicate that it is their intention to sur
round the Russians. This has necesiat
cd thinning down their lines to a very
great extent and may be the cause of
Victory for either side is still in the
balance nnd both realize its importance.
Such a strain has hardly ever been
known before in the annals of war.
In this one fight which has extended
through several days and nights it is
reported that the Japanese have lost 40,
000 men and }he Russians more than
half that number.
There has been no opportunity to bury
the dead that are strewn on the frozen
ground and at one place the corpses
were heaped up by the Japanese as de
The road is covered as far ns the eye
can reach with a continuous stream of
Chinese two wheeled carts full of wound
It is thought the result of the battle
will be known today.
^NEW MERCANTILE HOUSE IN LAURENS.
Mr. A. J. Kennedy, of Arkansas, Will
Soon Open a Five and Ten Cent Store.
Mr. A. J. Kennedy, of Paragould,
Ark., arrived in the city on Monday. Mr.
Kennedy is originally from Charleston,
but moved West a number of years ago
and has been engaged in the mercantile
business successfully in the West. Like
all good and true Carolinians, his affec
tion for South Carolina never waned,
and he commenced thinking about re
turning to his natis ? state.
Several weeks ago Mr. J. Y. Garling
ton received a letter from Mr. Kennedy
asking for information in regard to
* ' urens, stating that he was consider
the advisability of returning to his
native state. The information furnish
ed by Mr. Garlington was full and com
plete and was sufficient to warrnat Mr.
Kennedy's making a visit to this city.
Mr. Kennedy arrived Monday at noon,
and was so much impressed with the
town and the attention he received that
he at once decided to locate here. Mr.
Kennedy has reated a store-room in the
Bailey Building, next to the post-office
*v-$nd will commence shipping in goods to
this point at once. lie will conduct an
up-to-date five and I on conl store, and
will no doubt succci d, as 1> - a man of
large experience in this line, and Laurens
affords a splendid field for a Btore of
this kind. Mr. Kennedy has closed a
lease on this store-room, opened a sub
stantiol account with one of the local
banks, and adopted this as his new
home, We bespeak for him a liberal
share of public patronage and hope that
he will meet with great success.
A household necessity? Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts, wounds
of all sorts: cures sore teroat, croup,
catarrh, asthma; never fails.
For Solicitor ot the Eighth Circuit.
I hereby announce myself a^ a candi
date for the office of solicitor of the
8th circuit, subject to the Democratic
Primary. tf R. A. Coopeu.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for Solicitor of-the 8th Judicial
Circuit at the approaching Primary and
pledge myself to abide the result of the
same. O. L. Sjiumpert.
Don't miss our big dress goods show,
^Friday, Saturday and Monday next.
O. B. Simmons Co.
Our Mr. S. M. Wilkes has just re
turned from the Northern markets,
where he succeede in buying a beautifuld
line of goods for our Spring and Sum
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
If you want to see "the real things"
in stylish dress goods visit us Friday.
Saturday and Monday.
O. B. Simmons Co.
When you buy a Cooking Stove it is
to yor interest to buy a good one, and
that is what you get if you buy a
j ,:k's from
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Silks are good this season. For the
best variety see us.
O. B. Simmons Co.
A range of styles in wash goods that
will astonish you will be shown by us
next Friday, Saturday and Monday.?
* See them.
O. B. Simmons Co.
New belts, new neckwear, new hand
O. B. Simmons Co.
"A dose in time saves lives." Dr.
Wood's Norway l'ine Syrup; nature's
remedy for coughs, colds, pulmonary
diseases of every sort.
TheCross Hill Township Cotton florw
era Association will meet at Cross Hill
on Saturday March 11 th at 3 o'clock.)
M. T- Simpson
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. W. J. Fleming, one of Ora's sub
stantial citizens was in the city Monday.
Mrs. C. E. Gray will arrive in the
city Thursday to visit friends.
.To-day Wednesday is the beginning
M. G. C. Hopkins of Hopewell was
in the city on Salcsday.
Mr. R. W. Fitts of Mountvillc was in
the city this week.
Mr. J. I. Young of Jacks waa in the
city on Monday.
Mr. G. C. Young, n hustling farmer
of Clinton was at Laurens Monday.
Mr. Ed Shell of Gray Court was in
the city for Salcsday.
i Mr. W. D. Watts went to Washing
ton D. C. this week on business.
Mr. W. R. Richey went to Spartan
burg Tuesday on business.
Miss Louda Copland of Clinton spent
Tuesday night with relatives in the city
Mr. Jnme3 Shephard has returned to
his home ih Darlington.
j Mrs. W. W. Jones and Miss Willie
have gone to Florida on a visit.
I Dr. Neville of Clinton preached in
the Presbyterian Church Sunday morn
ing and night.
I Mrs. J. H. Sullivan has returned
from Pinewood, accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Richardson.
Mr. William Smith of the firm of
Smith Bros. Kinards was in the city on
President Smith of the State Cotton
Growers Association is to speak in the
Court House to-day. Come to hear him.
Messrs. J. C. McDaniel and R. D.
Boyd of the Simpson Mill section were
in the city on Wednesday.
Mr. R. R. McDaniel formely of this
County but now of Due West was in
the city on last Wednesday.
Messrs. L. C. Dorroh and D. J.
Entriken of Gray Court were in the city
Master Marvin Sanders of Tylersville
Section was in to sec the Editor this
Mrs W. L. Cunningham of Maddens,
who has been quite ill for some time is
Messrs T. C. and W. M. Summercl,
prominent Merchants of Clinton, were
in attendance on Salcsday.
Mrs. C. C. Featherstone who was
critically ill on Saturday is very much
The county Pension Board have been
working hard for two days on the pen
sion roll. The roll is some larger than
Assistant District Manager Lathan
was with the Woodmen on last Friday
night. They had a supperat the Laurens
Hotel and a big time generally.
Dr. J. J. Boozer, who has always been
one of us but who is now one among us
also is gradually getting better of the
grippe. We hope to see him out again
Mr. J. P. Dillard of the Tylersville
section is improving. He is now able
to sit up some. It will be remembered
that Mr. Dillard had a very severe fall
during the freeze and hurt his back so
that he could not leave his bed for
Miss Fretwell of Baltimore is with
O. B. Simmons Co. this season. Miss
Fretwell comes with a splendid reputa
tion as a milliner and we have no doubt
but that the ladies of Laurens will find
it is entirely deserved.
They Meet at White Stone Mext Time.
The Tri-State Medical Society will
meet at White Stone Springs next year.
This society is yet in its infancy but it
has grown wonderfully during the past
year, It is growing in favor among the
medical profession and adding new
members to the roll every day and is
accomplishing a splondid work.
Dr. R. E. Hughes of Laurens is Sec. &
I Mrs. Eichelberger Passes Away.
Mrs. K. M. Eichelberger died at her
home in this city on Sunday night at 10
The deceased had boon in very deli
cate health for some time but the end
came very suddenly and was a great
shock to her family and friends.
She leaves eight children, six boys
and two girls. The youngest is only 7
years old. They are J. Willis, Miss
Lulie, Walter, Robert, Gary, Hugh,
Judge and Kate Hellen.
Her brothers and sisters arc Messrs. I
Hugh F. Wallace and R. C. Wallace
and Mrs. M. F. Yeargin, Mrs. Payne
Wilson, Mrs. Laura Hellams, Mrs. Ad
dic Jenkins, Misses Price and Rebecca
Wallace of this county.
The interment took place at tho city
cemetery at 3.30 Monday evening. The
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. M. W. Hook of the First Metho
dist Church, assisted by Rev. J. D.
Pitts, of the First Baptist Church.
The pall-bearers were: J. F. Bolt, F.
D. Bolt, 0. B. Simmons, Clarence
Babb, C H. Roper and A. E. Hill.
Money at Seven Per Cent.
In amounts from Eight Hundred Dol
lars up, we are authorized to lend some
money at seven percent, interest. The
security must be a first mortgage on
farm lands, and the loan must not ex
ceed forty per cent, of the value of the
land. Parties desiring cheap money had
better see us at once.
3l-2t Ferguson & Featherstone.
OUR FIRST GUN
SPRING DRESS GOODS
WILL. TAKE PLACE ON
Friday, Saturday and Monday
So great is the variety in our stock it is imposible to show, every
day, as we would like, all the new weaves and figures in our
collection, therefore, in order that our customers may have
the pleasure and more conveniently inspect these the
latest creations, we will display on above dates
all that is new from the Fashion
Centers of the World.
A Great Silk Show!
New Importation of Spring Shadings in Checked,
Striped and Changeable effect
48cts, 50 cents and 75 cents
Great Values in Genuine Japanese Silk in White and
Black, and great range of colors 27 and
36 inches wide
50 cents to 85 cents.
Extra, guaranteed value in 36-inch Black Taffeta Silk
A great Bargain in 36-inch Black, Peau De Soire Silk
A great range of Shades in all Silk Crepe De Chinese
at Bargain Prices.
R & G Corsets
Wo ?liow many now atyloa in thin luto.it
model of tho ramoui K A i. make They
,?ivo tho desired Tapering ahapelinosi to
iho waist demanded by the Spring fashion
I'ri.oH $1.(10 to $3.00
Wool and Silk Wool Dress Goods!
Silk and Wool Crepe DeParis, Brillianteen, Fancy Mohair, Shark Skin, Tweed, Surges, Mistrals Voils.
In fact a complete line in all the seasons weaves. Watch our Dress Good Counter.
64?0^?q|^[ jg J^jf|0,>" and of the products of cotton we will exhibit a line of fabriques
ii iiiiwwiiwuniiiBi iiiiimi.???imhimiimSiimiii in''"'' Queens on their Royal thrones would be proud to wear.
Just how artists can convert out of our good old common cotton such "dreams of beauty" we may not be
able to explain, but those who see our show in Cotton Dress Goods can appropriately saying "the half has
never been told." In this exhibit you will see Silk Mull, (made of cotton,) Silk Crepe DeChinese, (made
of cotton), Silk Organdies, (made of cotton), Jap Silks, (made of cotton), Shirt Waist Suit Silks, (made
of cotton), White Suit Waist linens, (made of cotton), and many other good things.
A great show of Lace Curtains in New and Original Designs; A grand line
White Quilts; Some wonderful bargains in New Table Linens with Napkins to
match; A big showing of Towel values, an immense range of Patterns in Curtain
Swiss; Extraordinary values in Sheets and Pillow Cases.
miss Fretwell, of Baltimore, will have charge of
our Millinery Department this season, and will be
assisted by Mrs. Thos. Downey.
We are doing our utmost to show the most mag
nificent line of Millinery ever seen in Laurens. Look
out for notice of opening of this Department.
We will exert ourselves to make, our special show days, pleasant and comfortable
to our friends and we want every lady in the county to visit
us and feel at home with us.
O. B. SIMMONS CO VIPANY
Laurens' Largest Dry Goods Store.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
J. P, Little has been re-appointed
Postmaster of Clinton, and confirmed
by the Senate.
Maj. Micah Jenkins attended the inau
guration as one of the thirty Rough
Riders composing the escort of honor.
The Music Festival at Converse Col
lege, always an important event of the |
Spring, will bo held this year May 3rd,
4th and 5th. The sale of tickets begins
John Alexander Dowie is now endeav- J
oring to found his city of "New Zion"
in Mexico. His experiments on that
line in Chicago and England will be
Dr. J. D. Crum, the negro collector I
at Charleston and E. H. Deas, Colored |
Chairman of Republican Executive Com
mittee had prominent places in the In
The contract for picks, shovels, and
other excavating tools for the Panama
Canal has been awarded to Belknap |
Hardware Company, of Louisville,
Kentucky. It is said that this is
the largest contract of its kind ever let
in America and was competed for all
over the world.
A Charleston negro undertook to com
mit suicide a few days ago by taking a
quantity of "Rough on Rats." After
swallowing the poison he changed his
mind and became terribly alarmed. He
had an idea if he kept in motion the
poison would not take effect, and it was
with rdifficulty he was captured and
carried to the hospital for treatment.
Congress has voted appropriations for
two new battleships, one of which will
be named "South Carolina." The nam
ing of the battleship is said to bo ac
cording to the President's ardent desire.
The boat is to be a first-class battleship,
and will cost the neat sum of $8,000,000.
The other, the companion ship to the
South Carolina, will be called the Michi
Governor D. C. Heyward delivered an
address before the North Carolina Soci
ety in New York at its annual dinner j
last week. Governor Hey ward made |
the theme of his speech the work of the
Immigration Bureau of this State.
The Governor was the subject of many
social attentions while in the great
metropolis, and made a most favorable
Mrs. Leland Stanford, of San
Francisco, died in Honolulu last Wed
nesday night suddenly from poison.?
She had left San 1* rancisco a
week previous, claiming that an attempt
had been made to poison her. She and
her husband founded the Leland-Stan
ford-Jr.-University in California in mem
ory of their only son, donating $20,000,
ooo to that purpose. Mrs. Stanford had
the appointing of the trustees to the
University and the management of the
funds during her life. The capital lias
been so profitably invested that it is now
thought to have doubled in value, and
the University is now the richest in the
world, having an endowment of about
Cross Hill Items.
Cross Hill, March 4.?The Missionary
Institute met with tho Methodist church
Wednesday afternoon. A number of
preachers and laymen were present.
Mrs. J. 1). Witherspoon is in Augusta
Mrs. Joe C. Hutchison of Ninety Six,
attended tho missionary meeting.
Miss Mary Dagnall went to Parks
villc Friday to visit her parents.
Messrs. R. A. Austin and G. D. Young
left yesterday for Washington and
other northern cities.
Mr. .1. T. Spears received a message
calling him to Union on special business.
Mrs. Spears has charge of the school in
Miss Lulio Leaman is again in at Mr.
W. C. Rasor's.
Mr. Jim Scurry of Chappclls is visit
ing Frank Simmons.
The farmers are very busy terracing
and running up stalks.
Miss Anna Anderson of Waterloo, is
visiting Mrs. Mason Hill.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect Jan. 23, 1005.)
No. 2 No. 1(5
Daily Fx. Sunday
Lv Laursns 1:50pm 6:551pm
Ar Greenwood 2- 46 " 8:35 "
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7: In "
No. 10 No. 42
Lv Augusta 10: 30 jim 2:35 pm
Ar Allendalo 12:27 " 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 12:31? " 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7: 10 "
Ar Bcauford 6: :io "
Ar Port Royal 6: 10 "
Ar Savannah 2:50am 6:45"
Ar Waycrosa 6:05 " 10:00"
Ar Jacksonville H: 40 "
No.l No. 15
Daily Fx. Sunday
Lv Laurens 2:07p'm 7:00 am
Ar Spartanburg 3:30 " 0:45 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2: 09 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20 "
Through Pullman Car Sei vice between
Augusta and Jacksonville, Fla.
Arrivals:?Train No.l, Daily, from
Avgusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
pm; train No. 15 from Greenwood and
Intermediate stations 6:20 am, train No.
52, daily, from Greenville and interm
ediate station:; 1: :ff? pm: No. 87, daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 nm; train No. 16,
daily except Sunday, trom Spartanburg
and intermediate stations 6: 35 pin.
('. H. GasqtlO. Agt.. I,aureus, S. C.
G.T. Bryan. GenM Agt. GrcnevilleS.C.
Finest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
A Daily Newspaper is Sold
at Auction for $5,000.
ESTABLISHED IN 1890.
It has Made Several Changes. Was Es
tablished by J. C. Garlington and at
One Time was Owned by J. T. Harris.
The Spartanburg Herald; daily and
weekly, its mechanical plant, linotype
machine, subscription list, book accounts
and all other property belonging to it
were sold on Monday under a mortgage
given to Rev. G. H. Waddell. The sale
was conducted by Auctioneer J. W. Gar
rett and the property was knocked
down to W. M. Jones, attorney, for $5.
000, which was the only bid. Mr. Jones
refused to state whom he represented but
it is said he bid in the property for some
of the creditors. Mr.Jones will be in
charge of the business for the present
and will continue the publication.
There is talk of the sale being con
tested by some of the stockholders in
the Herald Publishing Co., who claim
that the mortgage was given at a meet
ing of part of the stockholders without
legal advertisement or proper notice.
It is not known just what turn the mat
ter will take as thoes interested will not
talk about it.
Mr. Waddell bought the Spartanburg
Herald for himself and associates in May
1903, paying, it is said, $13,500 to James
T. Harris leaving Mr. Harris thejbook
accounts, which are said to have netted
him about $1,000 additional. Mr. Harris
had owned the paper about two years,
having bought it from J. C. Garlington
in 1901. The paper was established in
At different times quite a number of
Laurens people have been employed in
A Beautiful Home Wedding.
Seldom has it been our pleasure to
attend such a beautiful home wedding
as was that of Miss Ena C. Simmons
and Mr. Arthur C. Harris, which was
solemnized on the evening of February
22nd, at half past seven o'clock, at the
home of the bride's father, Mr. IL Y.
Simmons. Rev. R. R. Dagnall of
Parksville, uncle of the bride, per
formed the ceremony.
The bride wore a lovely white silk,
trimmed in lace and ribbon. The at*
tenuuuia wv.v. Willie Simmons and
Miss Emma Harris, Mr. Robert Ow
ings and Miss Lila Simmons, who
marched up the long hall and into the
parlor in front of the lovely bride and
groom, to the sweet strains of Mon
dlosen's Wedding March, rendered by
Mr. Fest us Curry.
The home was beautifully and artis
tically decorated with ferns and ever
At nine o'clock the doors of the spa
cious dining room were thrown open,
and all assembled there did ample,
justice to the royal feast which was
spread before them. The host and
hostess certainly know how to have a
delightful and tempting menu served,
as all will testify who have had the
great pleasure of enjoying their hos
Tho many handsome presents re
ceived testify to the popularity of the
charming young couple.
May their lives be as bright and
joyous as on this happy occasion.
All of the guests, which nunibei'ed
about forty, were most cordially invited
to attend a sumptuous dinner at the
home of Mr. D. D. Harris, the follow
F., Cray Court.
Get Landretb's Garden seed at the
1-aureus Drug Co.
A. C. DILLARD ASSAULTED.
Spartanburg Man Called to His Front
Door and Knocked in the Head.
Spartanburg, March 5.?Mr. A. C.
Dillard was cowardly assaulted near his
home on south Liberty street last night
by several men, presumably negroes.
He was painfully, but not seriously in
jured. About 8 o'clock he answered a
ring at the door bell, and was confronted
by a tall mullatto negro, who informed
him that some persons in a hack at the
gate, a short distance away, wanted to
speak to him. As he approached the
street he was dealt a heavy blow on tho
head from behind, and partially stunned.
By this time the men in tho vehicle and
the negro on the ground had made their
escape. Mr. Dillard's head bears a
bruise, but be is not otherwise injured.
Recently a prowler in the shape of a
negro man was caught in his house, and
as the negro was leaving ho knocked
Mrs. Dillard down by jostling herjn
passing through the hallway. Mr. Dil
lard has had several darkies arrested on
suspicion, and tins may account for the
cowardly attack. The police are hard
at work on the case, bat no arrests have
been made.?The State.
Teachers and Trustees Notice.
Teachers and trustees who desire to
BCCUro Libraries for their schools should
make application at once to the County
Superintendent of education.
R. W. Nash,
County Sup't Education.
"Seed that grow", get them at tho
Laurens Drug Co, and you will not bo
For Infants and Children.
I he Kind You Have Always Bought