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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
lie ill Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY MARCH 22. 1905.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Incomplete Reports Give
Big Majority to Cooper,
ONLY LIGliT VOTE CAST
The Vote as Cast at the Precincts Heard
From as we go to Press. Partial
Reports from Other Counties.
Waterloo 49 2
Gray Court 76 1
Lydia Mills 14 2
Clinton 89 38
Cross Hill 82 29
Watts Mills 76 2
Laurens Mills 90 2
Power 51 1
Laurens 413 38
Ora 26 7
Mountville 39 13
Clinton Cot Mills 18 9
Total 1,023 144
Charleston, 8.27 a. m., Mar. 22.
Special to The Advertiser:
Partial returns from all counties give
Cooper, 2,680; Schumpert, 1,235. These
figures include all of Greenwood except
2 boxes, 20 of 44 boxes in Newbcrry,
12 of 23 in Abbeville and 25 per cent of
vote in Saluda. Cooper leads in all
counties except Newberry, the vote
there being 71*1 to 132, Cooper's elec
tion seems certain.
W. W. Ball.
Clinton News?Social and Personal.
Clinton, March 20th.?Mrs. Hale
Shands gave two very lovely enter
tainments last week. On Thursday, the
red rose was selected as the flower for
the afternoon. The one making the
greatest number of words from the
name was Mrs. J. F. Jacobs. In the
dining room a glowing bunch of Ameri
can Beauties formed the center piece,
and the place cards were handpainted
in the same flower.
Friday afternoon yellow was the color
scheme, the jonquil being used on cards
and in the decorations, Mrs. Maggie
Hayes answering in the floral contest.
Mrs. George Albright assisted in re
ceiving both afternoons. A most de
licious menu was served by Misses Ina
Vance and Clara Young.
A very charming time had the friends
of Mrs. George Ellis, who were invited
to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day.?
The shamrock was used both in decora
tions and refreshments and the pretty
hat pin of the same leaf pin was cut by
Miss Ro?a Bailey. Green was used in
the sco-e cards. Ireland's flag, together
with a box of bons bons, representing
an Irish potato, were attractive favors
of a happy afternoon.
Mrs. Calvert of Spartanburg is
spending sometime with her daughter,
Mrs. Almon Spencer.
Misses Pauline Anderson and Annie
Gilkerson were in town on Friday af
Miss Burdine of Indiana is visiting
friends and relatives here.
Mrs. George Copeland was "at
home" recently to a number of friendc,.
Cards, boa ing the picture of some
lovely bird .vere given aach guest nnd
their knowledge of ornithology tested,
Mrs. Waters Ferguson receiving the
bird shaped vase for giving the mot;t an
swers. Little Amy and Pringle Cope
land served a delightful four cour.:n
lunch at the end of the contest.
Miss Eunice Wofford leaves to-day to
enter the Business College at Spartan
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little and Mrs.
G. L. Hopkins of Laurens spent Sun
day with friends.
Miss Bond, who has been with the J.
W. Copeland Co. for severa' seasons
returned on Thursday.
Dr. W. G. Neville was away the
greater part of last week, assisting in
a meeting at Elberton, Ga.
William Brooks, of Abbeville, a stu
dent of the College, after a month's
illness died on Friday at noon, Mem
bers of his family had been with him
for weeks. The remains, accompanied
by Prof. Spencer and eight of the stu
dents, was carried to his home on Sat
urday. He was eighteen years old the
day of his death.
Mrs. O. O. Peake is critically ill.?
There is little hope of her recovery.
Miss Mary Milam left yesterday for 1
Union where she will be in the millinery
department of the McLure Mercantile
25 CENT COLUMN.
Wanted? A first class family horse
that will weigh 1100 lbs. or over.
C. C. Fearherstone.
EOGSl EGOS 11 EOOSII! ? Pure bred
White Plymouth Rocks, Black Minor
cas and the famous Rhode Island Reds.
Price $1.00 for 15.
Mas. P. A. Sullivan,
Princeton, S. C.
Thoroughbred Silver Laced Wyandotte
eggs. For setting, $1.00 for 15 eggs.
J. Rhett Copeland,
32-13L Clinton, S. C
FOR SALE- Pure bred Silver Laced
Wyandotte eggs $1.00 for setting of 15.
D. E. Todd,
32- 3t. Laurens, R. F. D. no. 1
Wanted : - You to know that I have
a fine Spanish Jack stationed at Gray
Court this 3cason. Fee $10.00
D. D. Peden
Gray Court, S. C.
For Sale:-King Cotton seed in any
j. Dunk Watts.
Wanted? To sell a few settings of
genuine Leghorn eggs, apply at onco.
j. Wade Anderson.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. C. H. Koper visited his mother
at Roland Saturday evening.
Mrs. O. W. Leonard of Spartanburg
is visiting her father Mr. W. W. Jones.
Mrs. Alex Rose has returned from a
visit to Charleston.
Mrs. H. L. Thames of Charleston is
visiting Mrs. H. K. Ahken.
Mr. O. L. Hunter of Ora was in the
city on yesterday.
Mr. W. M. McCaslan was in the city
Mr. J. E. Minter of Sedalia was in
the city on Tuesday.
Mrs. Cosby of Columbia, Va. is visit
ing her daughter Mrs. R. E. Hughes.
Mr. L. B. Blackwell went on a busi
ness trip to Columbia, on Monday.
Mr. J. D. Davis of Clinton was here
Miss Tarrant of Greenwood was the
guest of Mrs. D. H. Counts last week.
Mr. William Meredith of Maeon
Georgia visited relatives in town last
Mr. E. H. Wilks is now on a trip, in
the interest of the Laurens Furniture
Mr. Niles Craig, President of the
Greenwood Hardware Company, was
in the city last week.
Mrs. S. D. Childress spent a few days
in Greenwood last week with her moth
er, Mrs. Parks.
Misses Willou Gray, Willie and Madge
Harris spent Saturday and Sunday in
the city with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gray.
Miss Olivia Ingram arrived from Bal
timore Saturday to take charge of the
millinery department at Davis and
Mrs. W. A. Jamieson of Newberry
was on a few days visit last week to
Mrs. E. H. Wilkes.
Miss Annie Jamieson of Newberry
was the guest last week of the Misses
Miss Edna Garlington of Spartanburg
is with her Grand Mother Mrs. Cres
Miss Mary Sue Walker of Enoree
was the guest of friends in the city last
Mr. and Mrs. Turnipseed who have
been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Coleman, here, returned to their
home in Columbia on Monday.
Does it take advertising to make a
business pay? The National Biscuit
Company seem to think so from their
display last Saturday evening.
Mr. J. P. Miller of Greenville died at
his home in Greenville last Monday
evening. As a member of the old firm
of Ferguson & Miller he will be re
membered by a great many Laurens
Mr. Lucius A. Bowman of Chicago,
who played the part of "Fellowship"
in "Everyman" sang solos in Loth the
Baptist and Presbyterian Churches on
Sunday. Mr.Bowman has a beautiful
low tenor voice and the congregation
were much impressed by his singing.
The National Biscuit Company Exhibit
at Fowler's Hall Saturday afternoon
brought out almost all the ladies of the
city. Chocolate and crackers were
served and an informal dance followed
the reception which was greatly en
joyed. The hall was very prettily de
corated, a band of music played through
out the afternoon and everything went
Prof. B. L. Jones is getting up an
entertainment for Friday March 24th
for the benefit of the School Library.
Dinner will be served from 12 to 3 o'clock
at 25cts. There will be "A Post Office",
"Fishing Pond," "Candy Booth," "For
tune Teller Booth" and other features
for the specia. entertainment of the
young folks and children. The enter
tainment is for a most worthy object
and every one in Laurens should attend.
A Quiet Marriage.
Mr. W. S. Bolt, of tho Rabun com
munity and Miss Addie Brownlee,
daughter of Mr. J. R. Brownlee of
Dials were married at the Presbyterian
parsonage at Fountain Inn on Sunday
afternoon.The ceremony was performed
by Rev. T. B. Craig.
A Negro Shooting Near Barksilalc's.
Cris Herrin was shot through the
left I .ig by Dude Clardy near Barks
dale's on Sunday evening. They were
engaged in a game of "craps" at the
time. Herrin may die.
WANTED-All of my friends to know
I have opened a livery business at the
stable or E. W. Martin. New bnggies
and horses. Give me a call for nice
Watt T. Rohektson,
Get Landreth's Garden Seed at the
Laurens Drug Co.
Shoe talk is something that ought to
interest everybody, especially when you
know that we havo the best values that
can be offered in Shoes. Wc ought to
sell every man, woman and child in
Laurens and county their Shoes for
spring and summer. Better values can
not be found.
Davis, Roper & Co.
The W/.y He Looked at It. "So
you want to marry my daughter, do
you, young man!"asked the grouty
"Ye-s, s-i-r, "stammered the young
"Well, can you support a family?"
"How many are there of you, sir?"
Miss Elizabeth Todd Entertains.
The Fortnightly Social Club met with
Miss Elizabeth Todd at 4 o'clock on
Tuesday afternoon. This club has
adopted the game of "Nations" as it's
programme of entertainment for the
next few months, so, tables were ar
ranged for the game, which is some
thing akin to whist and voted more in
teresting than flinch.
At any rate Miss Todd's entertain
ment was greatly enjoyed by all of her
guests, but the beautiful parlors, decor
ated with a wealth of yellow jonquils,
and other pretty and dainty accessories
doubtless went far to render the occa
Delicious refreshments, fruit salad,
cake and coffee were served by Miss
Edna Garlington, of Spartanburg, and
Miss Annie Garlington, of Laurens.
Among those present were: Misses
Emily Meng, Josephine Mintor, Annie
Gilkerson, Tallulah Caine, Annie Gar
lington; Mesdames W. H. Anderson,
W. H. Washington, J. O. C. Fleming,
E. P. Minter, W. P. Caine, J. D. Watts
and Richard C. Richardson, of Pine
Rev. H. C. Morrison, the Kentucky
evangelist, will begin a scries of tent
meetings in Laurens, April 2nd. Some
of the committee of arrangements are
Mr. W. Ray Anderson, Mr..!. S. Ben
nett, Mrs. C. D. Moseley and Miss
Mary Holmes. Quite a number of visi
tors are expected to attend the meet*
ing'.and those willing to help entertain
them are requested to send their names
to some member of the committee.
A dood Man Dies.
Mr. Jas. A Riddle of Youngs Town
ship died last Thursday ?t the age of
7G. He leaves a widow, two hens and
four daughters.; He had been tor
many years a deacon in Dtlrbin Creek
Babtist Church and his remains were
interred at that church on Friday. Rev.
Ashmore preformed the funeral cere
Another Veteran Passes Away.
Elihu YV. Griffin, a veteran of the
war between the States, died near
"Roland's Mill" last Friday and was
buried at Warrior Creek Church on
He belonged to Co. "A" James Bat
IN WOMAN'S WCift.'
How the Merchants Have Provided all
That Woman's Heart Csn Desire.
As Easter falls lato in April this year
the formal Spring "Openings" at the
dry goods stores will also fall a week or
so later than usual but a look into the
stores now would give the uninformed
the impression that opening day had
arrived already. At Davis & Roper's,
The Hub, Simmons', Wilson and
Burns', five of the "swellest" estab
lishments in Laurens things are moving
right along and an effort being made to
surpass nil former seasons in the ele
gance of the dress goods and millinery.
Miss Ingram will preside again over
the millinery department of Davis &
Roper, which will be good news to all
tho ladies. This firm is getting in
crowds of goods and have all the latest
things in silks, street hats, neckwear,
On the 28th, they will have a special
sale of the American Corset. This cor
set is a very superior article in make
and fit and sells ordinarily at a dol
lar. On next Tuesday every lady pre
senting a coupon at the store can pur
chase one for 75 cents. The coupons
can be obtained by calling at Davis &
Roper and asking for them. Any lady
asking for a coupon will receive it.
Davis & Roper are offering their cus
tomers a great bargain in these cor
At Wilson's silks for shirt waist
suits catch the eye at once and will be
likely to have a fatal effect on a good
many pocket books. Silks at 60 cts a
yard, good enough for a shirt waist suit
are worthy of respect and will doubtless
attract shoppers. Mr. Wilson is also
showing a new and beautiful material
called Lucia crepe, one of tke preftiest
fabrics the reporter has seen, and has
besides a complete lino of mercerized
goods for white waists.
At Simmons' the summer goods are
displayed most effectively and the-store
is a mass of loveliness. A line of nets
and all over laces for dresses is one of
the very handsome things they are
showing. For shirt waists they have
most attractive values in Japan silk and
everything that can be imagined in the
way of mercerized goods. Some of the
patterns in the latter are remarkably
pretty and will make useful and inex
Miss Frctwcll of Baltimore and Mrs.
Thomas Downey are in charge of the
millinery department and preparations
are being made for a handsome display
At "The Hub" interest centres in
the millinery department. Mrs. T. H.
Nelson has just returned from a two
weeks stay in Baltimore and has liter
ally at her fingers ends all the latest
departures in millinery. Already a
beautiful line of ready-to-wear hats has
arrived and if you wish to, you can get
your Spring hat at Nelson's tomorrow
or this afternoon, if you prefer. These
hats have been selected with great care
and you'll be sure to find something to
please you. Their embroideries, laces,
dress patterns, etc. arc up to their us
ual standard, which is the best.
"The Red Iron Racket" is a little
way ntT the square but has a steady
flow of trade nevertheless. Mr. Burns
is just back from the North and has
bought an immense stock, which it will
be well worth your while to see. Burns'
is the place for bargains. That's their
specialty. They have bargain days
every day they say and their custom
ers agree with them.
We feel sure that if the ladies of the
county had a glance at the things to be
seen on the dry goods counters of Lau
rens there'd be a rush to investigate
thoroughly even though there's quite a
good deal doing on the farms just at
Minter's and Copeland's are not to
be forgotten for they have given
thought to the needs of man and have
as many Easter hats to show as any
other firm in town.
Their stores arc well worth a visit
from the ladies too for no costume is
complete these days without a shoe to
Laurens Lodge, U. D. A. P. M. will
hold regular communication at the Ma
sonic Hall, Friday evening, March 24th
at 7 o'clock. W. M. Degree conferred.
Visitors CQrdially invited.
C. A. Power, Sec.
Onward and upward is the motto of
Davis, Roper & Co. See their adver
tisement this week. Watch them for
the year 1905. Larger business?better
values is their cry and the buying pub
lic is well acquainted with them to
know that they do what they say.
NEWS AND COURIER ENTERPRISE.
A Big New Press Ordered and New Build
It is understood that tho News and
Courier company has closed a contract
for a new Hoe press, which will print,
when occasion demands, twenty-four
pages at once, folding and counting
each paper at the same time. This ne
cessitates the purchase of far more ex
tensive stereotyping outfit, and in addi
tion to this, the company is tearing
down the old and building a new two
story building to give more room in the
composing and make up rooms.
Work on the new building began tins
week, and a contract with the Hoe
company was completed Saturday. The
press V/ill be shipped at once, and it is
hoped ,o get it in operation within about
sixty days. ?Florence Daily Times.
Hives are a terrible torment to the
little folks, and to some older ones.
Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never
fails. Instant relief, permanent cure.
At any drug store. 50 cents.
Tylersville, Mar. 19.? 'Messrs. Willie
Chancy and Turman Wix visited Messrs.
Ray and Marvin Sanders Sunday.
We arc glad to see Mr. J. P. Dillard
Mr. Eugene Cleveland visited his
brother, Mr. Willie Cleveland Sunday.
Miss Ethel Powers and brothers vis
ited their uncle, Mr. J. H. Powers last
Mrs. Calvin Philpot is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. F. Little.
Miss Gennie Glenn of Huntington is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Little,
Mr. Charley Watson and niece, Miss
Ophelia Watson, visited Miss Pearls
Sanders last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Sanders are visit
ing their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. M.
Rev. McCain preached an interesting
sermon at Sandy Springs on Sunday.
TOMMY^SJpEA OK IT.
W'cn my P^"p^??ifes-??.Standard Oil
It makes my heart beat Taster,
Fur fear I'll git some,'cause I know
The standard oil is castor.
? Catholic Standard and Times.
"See The Special Spots"
In order to start a great crowd of buyers our way right at the beginning of the season
we have arranged, in addition to our Great Line of Attractions in the way of
Fine Dress Coods, Beautiful Silks, Handsome Laces and attractive
Millinery Goods what we shall term "SPECIAL SPOTS."
These Spots should attract the attention of every buyer
in Laurens County. Look at our [ad every
week for "Special Spots."
Spot NO? 1 ^ne lot yard-wide, short end, 10 cents and 12\ cents Percales at 5 CCfltS
Spot No. 2
One lot 40-inch Sheer India Linen at
Spot NO. 3 One lot of 8 cents and 10 cents Figured Batiste at
IV ^ a One lot Mennens' Genuine Borated Talcum Powder, one box for 12 cents; two
11 If. ? boxes for 25 cents or three boxes for 40 cents.
Our Great Silk Line
is a wonder of beauty in combination of
colorings as well as neat check and stripes,
solid colors and staple blacks.
Remember that although our
styles are at the top-notch, our
prices are very attractive.
Fancy striped Silks in new changeable
effects for 48 cents.
?Sonic pretty designs in stripes and neat
checks in 75 cts quality at 50 cents.
A big line Fine Japanese Silks in black,
white and solid colors at 48 cents,
50 cents, 75 cents and 85 cents.
Yard-wide, guaranteed, black Taffeta
Silk for 98 cents.
Up=to=Date Dress Goods.
New Brillianteens, New Mohair, New
Kolicnncs, New Panama Weaves.
These are the latest
models of the famous
R & G, designed to
give the Tapering
Waist-line which the
spring fashions make
All styles and sizes
in high and low
$1.00 to $3.00
Perfect fit, long wear and entire satis
faction guaranteed in every
k & G Corset.
Our Superb Wash Goods
?Stock is beyond comparison. All that
is new and good may be found here and
our prices are as attractive as our styles.
Sec our ?Shirt Waist linen and linen effects
10 cts, 15 cts, 25 cts, 35 cts,
50 cts and $1.00 per yd.
See our Great White Goods ?Stock all
that is New and Beautiful 5c to 50c.
?See our Magnificent line Printed Lawns,
Batisll and Organdies 3.J els, ,s cts,
8 cts, 10 cts, 15 cts, 25 cts.
Great Lines of traces, Hosiery, Collars,
Combs and Bags in all that is New.
Shoes! Shoes!! Shoes!!
All that is New; Ladies Oxford and
and Tics, 50 cts to $3.50; Childrcns Ox
fords and Tits, 25 CtS to #2.25; Men's
Shoes of every variety, quality and price.
Sec us for Shoes.
We are showing right now a big line of new things in Street Hats?see them. Miss Fretwell, as
sisted by Mrs. Downey and Miss Boulware is making great preparation for our Big Opening Display of
of Spring Dress Hats, which will take place Wednesday, April 5th, 1905. We cordially invite everybody
in the County to attend.
"Everyman" Before a Laurens Audience.
Rudolph Magnus and his capable
company presented "Everyman," the
fifteenth century Morality play before
an audience of fair proportions Satur
day night. Very few knew what to ex
pect in advance. A ude from the fa
vorable opinions won in other places in
the State this attraction was a mys
tery. With the presentation some
were pleased; others disappointed.?
There should we think, be no differ
ence of opinion respecting the excel
lence of the company presenting it.
Mr. Magnus in the title role gave as
faithful a portrayal of his part as the
most carping critic could exact and he
was ably supported at every juncture
by his players. A more faultless ren
dition of their lines by every member
of a company lias seldom been heard
in Laurens and Manager Vance is en
titled to the thanks of the community
for securing this play. Any failure of
appreciation on the part of an average
auditor like ourselves is perhaps charge
able to the difficulty of going back,
even in imagination, to the times and
scenes the play acts forth.
From 1905 backward to H50, from
"Pinafore" or "Sorgt. Kitty" back to
almost the very dawn of the English
drama, is a vast sweep of time, a trip
from one pole to the other of the dra
matic sphere. When it is recalled that
"Everyman" was written and first
rendered 100 years before Shakespeare
was born and 200 years before John
Bunyan had given "Pilgrim's Progress"
to the world the marvel is that in this,
the twentieth century, it can be played
at all. The antiquarian, the literattcur
or the historian would be first attracted
by it, but no reason exists why any one
should miss the wholesome moral im
planted. How many plays written in
your day and mine do you think will be
doing service or even extant 500 years
hence? What then is the secret of so
wonderful a vitality? There must be
some explanation. The canker of age
and tooth of time covers with oblivion,
lest there be some vital spark, some
Tho explanation is perhaps found in
the fact that "Everyman" tells the
story of human nature which changes
4tt^_externals and non-essentials only.
The exat'v* time and place and even the
author's namei*ave been forgotten, but
his work lives on because of its fidelity
to eternal truth. The C ?ntrast be-1
tween this breath from the musty ,',\?.SJ I
and the plays we have grown accus
tomed to is so great that one must sit
for a time under the spell and magic
of even artists before you catch the
atmosphere of the theme or acquire an
insight into the truthfulness and force
of the delineation. Morality Plays were
the second form or general trend that
dramatic representation assumed, the
earliest efforts being classified as
"Miracle Plays" or "Mysteries.,' Dra
matizing the lives of saints and the
striking episodes of Biblical History
was the subject matter treated. A cu
rious survival of these is the Passion
Play of Oberammergan.
The scene of action in the allegory of
"Everyman" is the nave of a Monas
tery. Tiie opening words are spoken
by Messenger, who announces the sub
ject of the play. Then Adonai (The
Voice of God) is heard recounting the
moral depravity of the Human race,
concluding by summoning Death to ap
pear and ordering him to bring before
the judgment bar "Everyman" who
typyifies the race. Taken unawares,
loth to give up life, and enter upon the
last, long journey alone, "Everyman"
successively begs Fellowship, Kindred,
Goods and Riches to bear him company,
but divining the nature of his mission
they successively forsake the suppliant.
Thus deserted, utterly disconsolate,
"Everyman" seeks Good Deeds who af
ter upbraiding him for Iiis long neglect
conducts him to her sister Knowledge,
who in turn leads him to the Holyman
Confession. Confession appoints him
penance which he inflicts with the
scourge and retires into the monastery
to rccoivo the sacrements of the priest.
On ins return he waxes faint and is
cheered for a brief time by Strength,
Beauty, Discretion and Five Wits, but
as his hour approaches they all de
sert him and he expires at last aban
doned by all 'but Good Deeds who at
tends him to the end and folds the cold
hands on his breast. Over the lone
watcher and her dead an angel descends
to sing his requiem and the epilogue is
spoken by a Doctor who after a sum
ming up, delivers the moral?
"This memorial! men may have in
Ye horers, take, if of worth old and
And forsake Prydo, for lie deceyveth
you in thondo,
And romembro Beaute, Five Witts,
Strength and Discretion,
They all at last do "Everpmen" for
Save his Good Deeds there dothe he
But beware, for and they be small,
Before God be bath no help at all."
The impression made is a powerful
one and the vividness with which the
unknown work created, clothed and Bet
forth 'hose moral abstractions is won
derful In its simplicity and force The
present produc tions is guilty of no irre
Urgent Measures. ? she: "Oh,
Henry, that cow seems to be coming
Henry: "Er?yes. i'm afraid she has
lost her calf, and "
She:" Well, do something about it
quick to make her see that you are not
it.'"- Chicago New.;.
The Great Qukstion.?Pond Young
Mother (with first born):"Now, which
of us do you think he is like?"
Friend (judicially): "Well, of course,
intelligence has not really dawned in
his countenance yet, but he's wonder
fully like both of you!"?Punch.
No Time to Dury Their
Russians May Make Stand at Harbin.
Peace Glimmers in the Dis
Since the "Battle of Mukden" tho
Russians have made no "stand up fight"
against the Japanese. The retreat has
been continuous, with the Japanese
army in pursuit. It is reported that
the Russians during the last few days
have been unable to bury their dead.
Gen. Kuropatkin has been relieved of
the command of the Russian forces by
the Czar and Gen. Linevitch appointed
to supercede him.
The evidences are now that the Rus
sians will not make a decided stand un
til they reach Harbin. If Gen. Line
vitch's army totals 200,000 men when
he reaches Harbin it is claimed that the
reservists mobilized last fall and the
Forth army corps now arriving in the far
east will give him an army of 400,000
men without summoning addidional
The Russian Emperor still insists on
prosecuting the war and the Govern
ment maintains its ability to continue
the conflict. However it is reported
that in view of the repeated reverses
additional Russian bonds can not be
floated. This however is denied by tho
Outside of the ruling family the sen*
timent is very strong for peace in the
dominion of the Czar.
In some of the Provinces the peasant
disorders are growing rapidly and the
alarming reports indicate that a reign
of terror exists. With no expressions
from either side to that effect the world
feels the light of peace breaking in the
The Czar's Contradictions
Scepticism is the Wise Attitude to
hold toward things Russian. The best
informed and most learned correspond
ents w'liO arc on spot and write for
serious perat?&?lS abroad prove con
stantly mistaken in their Recasts and
interpretations. Distinguished and fr.
mined Russians give contradictor
explanations of every incident. If news
paper editorials seem omniscient on each
successive phase, forgetful of erroneous
guesses, it is because they think they
must. Timidly, however, we venture
to suggest that the Czars's recent course
may not have been quite so vacillating
as it seems. His apparently contradic
tory moves were probably dictated by
policy not at first sight dear to foreigners
It is less important to him and his ad
visers to seem consistent to Americans
than to keep in hand the many groups
of his population. The divine rights
manifesto was concocted to reach the
masses through the Church. It was
read in churches through out the empire.
The promises which follow a day later
wore sops in the liberal party. More
over, Witte and other intelligent Rus
sians hold comabinations of views less
familiar here than in Germany, where
William successfully lessened hostility
to his divine and absolute rights by
many popular social and economic policies
Witte's plan has been much the same.
Something of that policy, we imagine,
is now slightly influencing the Czar, as
well as the opportunist policy of pro*
paring different proclamations to suit the
different ingredienty of his people. As
a matter of fact, also, new laws are
probably much less needed than some
willingness to allow existing laws to
operate without being made a farce of
by the bureaucracy and the police ?
A SAFE COUGH MEDICINE FOR
In buying a cough medicine for chil
dren never be afraid to buy Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. There is no dan
gor from it and relief is always sul'c to
follow. It is especially valuable for
colds, croup and whooping cough. For
sale by Laurens Drug Co., and Dr. B.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
Ot the National Bank of Laurens, At I.ail'
rens, in the State of South Carolina,
at the close of business, March 14th,
Loanfland Discounts $82,057 27
Overdrafts, secured 1.798 00
U. S. Bond i to Hocuro circulation 10,000 00
Premiums on r. s. Bonds 740 00
Stock 1, securities, otc. 3.487 41
Banking house, furniture and fix lures 3,901 63
Oilier real CStAlC owned 8,880 00
Du.' from National Banks (not reserve
ascent I 1,018 90
Due from State Hauls and Bankers 804 57
Duo from approved reserved agonts 1,766 92
clic k i and other cash Items 176 85
Notes <>f other National f. ml: 65 00
Fractional paper currency, nickols
and cents 154 00
lawful Money Reserve In Hank, viz:
Specie $1.030 70
Legal-lender notes 40 oo 4,079 70
Redemption fund with U. 8, Treasurer,
(6 per cent, of circulation)_800 00
'total $127.748 86
Capital Stock paid in
Undivided profits, loon expenses and
National Bank notios outstanding
Due toother National Banks
Due to State Banks and Bankers
i )n Idonds unpaid
Individual deposits subject to check
Tune certificate? of deposil .
Bills Payable Including certificates of
deposit for money borrowed
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. "
County of Laurens. ss:
I. Jno. Aug, Bark dalo, Coshior of the above
named bank, do solomnly swear that the al>ov?
i.M>.ii i n uo to i ho i>' t .it my knowledge and
belief. JNO. AUQ, it A R KS DALE, Casiiikr,
Coiihkct Attkst: J. Cs SWINGS
B, I . POSEY
C. D. ItAHKSDALE.
r-,r\,: ulird and .worn to before me tili? 20th day
of March. 100.'..
C C FEATHHRSTONK. [l.8.1
Notary table, H. C.