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MUSIC LOVERS ENTERTAINED.
The Episcopal Church Concert a Rcauti*
ful Affair and Oreat Success.
Tuesday evening a largo audience
J" gathered at the Opera House for the
" concert given for tho benefit of the
"Episcopal Church, which has been
called the Laurens Mu4ic Festival. As
u matter of actual truth, Tuesday eve
ning's concert is not often surpassed at
Music Festivals for the six artists who
gave the programme were artists in
deed and the concert would have been
regarded as on "event" in musical cir
Mrs. Alexander Ix>ng, president of
the Woman's Auxiliary of the Episco
pal Church, was in charge of the con
cert and her artistic hand was evident
in the transformation of the stage from
bare, bleak boards to a fairy land of
Busts of the great composers occu
pied points of vantage on the stage,
and perhaps were an additional inspira
tion to the artists.
The concert would not have been
given, but for the untiring zeal and
fine executive ability of Mrs. Long and
to her is due a vote of thanks from all
of Oie music-lovers of the city.
.s. W. E. Lucas of Laurens, Miss
Naanie Poole of Poolsville, Md., Miss
Hughes of the musical department of
Columbia College, Columbia, S. C,
Miss Clifford of Union, Miss O'Bryan
of Rock Hill and Mr. L. A. Bowman of
Chicago were all on the programme and
To discriminate in praise of the artists
is well-nigh impossible, but probably
nothing quite as fine as '.Jiss Hughes's
rendition of the "Mad Scene," from
Lucia die Lammermoor has ever been
given here. Her voice is a soprano of
exquisite sweetness and even to the
most uncultivated listener it is evident
that he hears a voice which |has re
ceived the very last degree of culture.
Miss Poole has been spending the
spring in Laurens and so generously
lends her beautiful voice to her friends
that the audience were well aware that
her numbers would be one of the great
treats of the evening. She has a con
tralto voice of unusual beauty, and her
selections were especially pleasing.
Miss May O'Bryan of Rock Hill is a
soprano singer of power and brilliancy
and afforded the audience much pleas
Miss Clifford, the violinist, is a charm
ing South Carolina girl, whose stage
presence is one of her greatest charms,
but she can also play the violin. She is
so popular in Laurens, socially, and
many went to hear her, because of her
attractive personality, but they came
away charmed with the artists as well.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas played every ac
companiment, the most difficult role in
which anyone appeared, hut she also
gave one piano sool, which everyone an
ticipated and everyone enjoyed., to the
fnHest extent. The announcement that
Mrs. Lucas will herself play is always
sufficient to make any entertainment
It remains to speak of Mr. Bowman,
of Chicago. Perhaps just to say that
he came up to all expectations is suffi
>v-cient, at least this will convey much to
those who know how extensively his
singing ha.? been lauded .n South Caro
lina this spring.
In every way the Concert was a suc
cess and it is hoped that another
year will see it repeated on a still more
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Look out for Davis Roper, & Co. dur
ing the month of May. We will have lots
of specials to offer.
Be s ire to see the beautiful line of
Dinner Sets that we are now now show
ing in different styles and decorations.
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Don't fail to see Davis, Roper & Co.'s
add next week.
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PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Wallace of Bel
fast, were in the city on Thursday.
Mr. Jno. Senn of the Trinity settle
ment was in the city Saturday.
Miss Flora Meredith is visiting her
sister Mrs. Pcden at Gray Court.
Mr. J. L. Chapman of Alma was in
the city on Monday.
Mr. Boll Smith of Graycourt was in
the city Saturday.
Mr. Jno. Hellams of Dials was in the
Mr. Robert Wham of Eden was in the
city last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Fuller of Gold
ville wero in the city on Friday.
Mr. J. A, Hnvenport of Mountville
was in the city on Friday.
Mrs. S. R. Power went to Pelzer on
last Friday for a two weeks visit.
Mr. Albert Teague attended the ora
torical contest at Gecnwood last week.
Miss Annie Lanford of Lanford was
shopping in the city on Friday.
Mrs. J. R. Fuller of Cross Hill and
her sister Mrs. L. R. Dantzler were in
the city on Friday.
Mr.E. P. Allen of Barksdale went to
Greenwood on Friday to the oratorical
Miss Georgia Copeland of Rocky
Springs neighborhood was in the city
shopping on Saturday.
Mr. Wattie Canneda and Miss Bessie
Canncda of the Warrior Creek settle
ment were in the city Saturday.
Mrs. J. D. Watts and Master Edward
left last Wednesday for Nashville Tenn.
where they will spend several weeks.
Misses Annie and Daisy Put man of
Owens were shopping in the city Sat
Mrs. J. A. Copeland went to Clinton
Thursday and organized a Chapter of
the Daughters of the Revolution.
Miss Lillian Irby of Converse College
spent a few days with her parents, Dr.
and Mrs. W. C. Irby last week.
Mr. T. R. McCauly of Rapley paid
The Advektiseu a pleasant, visit on
Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Putman and Miss
Stella Putman, who have been visiting
Mr. G. W. Putman, returned to their
home near Spartanburg, Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Babb and little
daughter left on Monday for Hampton
Ga. on a two weeks visit to Mrs. Babb's
relatives. While away they will attend
the Atlanta Music Festival.
Mr. W. H. Hamilton principal of the
Gray Court-Owings Institute and Miss
Carrie Peden, teacher of the Mountville
High School attended the Oratorical
contest at Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Saxon and little
daughter Sarah left on yesterday for
Charleston. Mrs. Saxon goes as a dele
gate to the State International King's
Daughters Convention which meets in
that city to-day.
The degree band of the Laurens Camp
of the W. O. W. went to Lanford on
last Friday night and organized a nour
ishing camp at that place. The hospi
table people of Lanford gave them an
elegant supper and a royal good time.
Mr. D. A. Davis of the firm of Davis
Roper & Co. left on Friday for the
north on a "pick up bargain" expedi
tion. Mr. Davis will attend the big
sale at IL B. Claflin Co. in New York
and will have his eyes open for any
thing that is offered as a special value.
Among the visitors in the city on
Monday who attended the Cotton Grow
ers Association were Messrs. J. F. Fell
B. F. Copeland, j. M. Adair and j. ('.
McMillan of Renno, R. D. Boyd and j.
C. McDaniel of Sullivans, R. F. Adair
of Clinton, G. C. Hopkins of Ilopewell
and Mr. Lawrens Boyd of Mountville.
is often as great as woman's. But
Thos. S. Austin, Mgr. of tin; "Repub
lican," of Leavenworth, Ind., was not
unreasonable, when he refused to allow
the doctor to operate on his wife, for
female trouble, "Instead," he says,
"we concluded to try Electric Bitters.
My wife was then so sick, she could
hardly leave her bed, and  physicians
had failed to relieve her. After taking
Electric Bitters, she was perfectly cured
and can now preform all her household
duties." Guaranteed by Palmetto .and
Laurens Drug Co., price 50cts.
Beautiful Reception to Mr. and Mrs. John
The largest and most brilliant affair
of the Easter week gayeties was the
wedding reception given on Wednesday
evening by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mc
Cullough in compliment to Mr. and Mrs.
John Jackson McSwain. The handsome
Mct'ullough home was never more beau
tiful than on this occasion with its hand
some furnishings and exquisite decora
tions. The rooms were en suite and
each a bower of roses. In the drawing
rooms and hall, where the guests wero
received, bride roses and smilax com
bined to make most effective decora
tions. In the dining room where dainty
ices were served, La France roses were
used with myriads of pink shaded tap
ers,* the whole making a scene of rose
beauty. In the back hall punch was
served by Miss Mamie Swandale and
Miss Carrier. Receiving and assisting
the host and hostess were besides the
guests of honor: Mr. John McCullough,
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones. Mr. and Mrs.
William Wilkins, Mrs. William Perry,
Mrs. McSwain, Miss Theresa McDavid,
Miss Gertrude Austin, Mr. and Mrs.
McCowan, Mr. and Mrs. Fealherstone
and others.?Greenville cor. News and
Those who attended the Inter Colle
giat Oratorical Contest which was held
at Greenwood on last Friday night came
back thoroughly enthused. They re
port the city full of guests and Green
wood's hospitality unbounded.
The Inter Collegiate medal was won
by Mr. Robert Patrick of Erskine. Mr.
Patrick is a brother of Miss Ida Patrick
one of the popular teachers of the Laur
ens Graded School.
Siek headache results frdm a disor
dered stomach and is quickly cured by
Chamberlains Stomach and Liver Tab
lets. For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Dr. H. F. Poscv.
Closcing Exercises of City School.
The City Graded School will close on
May 19th. the graduates this year are,
Miss Olie Adams
Miss Lillie Armstrong
Miss Zelene Gray
Miss Beth Shell
John Wells Todd
Class Day exercises will be held in
the Chapel Friday morning at 11 o'clock.
Address before the School will be de
livered the same evening at S o'clock
by Prof. James A. Bowers of New
The commencement sermon will be
preached Sunday morning May 21st. by
Rev. Geo. A. Wright of Ncwborry S. C.
Son Lost Mother.
"Consumption runs in our family,
and through it 1 lost my mother, " writes
E. B. Heid, of Harmony, .Mo. "For
the past five years, however on the
slightest sign of a Coughor Cold I have
taken Dr. Kings New Discovery for]
Consumption which has saved me from
serious lung trouble." His mother's
death was a sad loss for Mr. Rcid, but
he learned that lung trouble must not
be neglected, and how to eure it. Quick
est relief and cure for coughs and colds
Price 50cts. and $1.00; guaranteed at
Palmetto and Laurens Drug store. Trial
Jones' High School.
THE AnvKKTisK.it has received an in
vitation to be present at the commence
ment of the Jones High School which
takes place on May 11th. There will
be as there is always a picnic and of
course every body will have a royal
good time as they always do.
In addition to the school exercises
there will be prominent speakers and
Why Suffer Prom Rheumatism?
Why suffer from rheumatism when
one application of Chamberlain's Pain
Halm will relieve the pain? The quick
relief which this liniment affords makes
rest and sleep possible, and that alone
is worth many times its cost. Many
who have used it hoping only for a short
relief from sufforing have been happily
surprised to find that after awhile the
relief became permanent. Mrs. V. II.
Leggett of Yum Yum, Tennessee, U.
S. A., writes. "I am a great sufferer
from rheumatism, all over from head
to foot, and Chamberlain's Pain Halm
is the only thing that will relieve the
pain." For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
and Dr. B. F. Posoy.
Rears tho // ? ? K i! ' 1 H?V8 AlwajfS BOUgfll
lllgnatnro /*7s> , S/ &92t~rfL
The Series of meetings which have
been conducted by Rev. H. P Fitch at
the Laurens Second Baptist Church
came to a close Sunday afternoon.
Both morning and evening sermons
were illustrated by charts. The one on
Sunday morning was on "The Rival Rail
Road" illustrating Matthew seven, thir
teen and fourteen. The evening service
was on the "Prodigal" which was illus
trated by a chart of ten magnificent
paintings which presented the subject
from the home of the infant to the Pro
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy The Very
"I have been using Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and want to say it is the
best cough medicine I have ever taken"
.says Geo. L. Chubb, a merchant of Har
lan, Mich. There is no question about
its being the best, as it will cure a cold
or cough in less time than any other
treatment. It should always be kept
In the house ready for instant use, for
a cold can be cured in much less time
when promptly treated. For sale by
Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B. F, Posey.
INSURANCE COMPANY MUST PAY.
A Case of Unusual Interest Tried in
Greenville. The Man Who Struck Died.
After remainig out for an hour the
jury rendered a verdict for the full
amount demanded by the plaintiff in
the case of Carroll, executor of the es
tate of F. G. Stacey against the Fi
delity and Casualty Company of Bal
timore, which was tried in the United
States Circuit Court. The verdict was
for $5,231, the full amount of the policy
carried by the late Mr. Stacy with the in
terest that had accrued since it became
Because of the rather unusual nature
of the defense the case has attracted a
great deal of attention among insurance
companies and with the public generally.
Mr. Stacy was president of the National
Bank of GafTney. More than a year ago,
he had a personal encounter with another
business man on the streets of Gaffney.
In striking his opponent, Mr. Stacey
bruised one of his hands. The wound
amounted to little at first, but later
blood poisen set in and he died just
after his arm had been amputated.
An effort was made to collect the in
surance on an accidental policy and let
ters were exhibited in which the agent
recommended that it be paid. The com
pany refused even after proof of
death had been forwarded, claiming that
death was not the result of an accident
as contemplated under the term of the
The suit tried was then brought
The company claimed at the trial
that the bacterial affection of the
wound which caused death could have
been brought about by lotions and ap
plications of various sorts made to the
wound just as easily as from contami
nation through the mouth as alleged in
the complaint, and further, that even if
Mr. Stacey died from the causes alledged
he was acting unlawfully in engaging in
a fisticuff and was therefore not entitled
to the fund stipulated in the contract.
CATARRH A I. TROUBLES PREVALENT.
Spring Months Cause Sickncss-'Breathe
Hyomei and Be Cured of Catarrh,
Catarrhal troubles are more common
at this season than at any other
time of the year. The sudden changes
that come during the spring months are
productive of many cases of catarrh
that without proper treatment will be
The pleasantcst, most convenient,
and only scientific method for the treat
ment and cure of catarrh is Hyomei.
Simply put twenty drops in the little
pocket inhaler that comes with every
outfit, and then breathe it for three
minutes four limes a day.
No dangerous drugs or alcoholic con
coctions are taken into the system
when Hyomei is used. Breathed through
the inhaler, the balsamic fragrance of
Hyomei penetrates to the most remote
cells of the nose and throat, and thus
kills the catarrhal germs, heals the ir
ritated mucous membrane, and gives
complete and permanent cure. '
Thousands of testimonials have been
given as to the astonishing cures made
by this remedy. J. S. Nugent, treasu
rer of the New York Life Insurance
Company writes: "Hyomei has com
pletely cured my daughter of catarrh,
from which she has been a sufferer for
The complete Hyomei outfit costs but
one dollar, and as the inhaler will last
a lifetime and there is sufficient Hyo
mei for several weeks' treatment it is
the most economical catarrhal remedy
known. Extra bottles can do procured
for fifty cents. Ask The Laurens Drug
Go. to show you the strong guarantee
under which they sell Hyomei.
The Cheapest Store
For Little Things
1 cent and 10 cents Headquarters
SMALL THINGS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD
'Tis but a penny or two saved, but on
every 5 cents purchase it amounts up.
Socks, ? - -
Clothes Pins, 5 dozen for
The Cheapest and nicest Candy
in the City just in.
Ladies! Drop in to pick up your Kitchen and Dining=room fixings,
they are too numerous to mention.
Cologne, the finest, not Drug Store prices but Racket Store prices
Kennedy's Racket Store
Next to Post Office.
es of Buying Here
are many. In the first place you can fur
nish your home completely under one roof
we sell everything and because we sell a
line so varied. We do not depend upon
any one line alone for profit and prices on
everything are much lower than else=
where. Then, we buy in immence quan
tities and get great price=concessions, of
which you get the benefit.
"Acres of Diamonds"
The noted Dr. Council, in his lecture the
other day, said there were fortunes all around
us if we would only develop them - -
I have opened up a general brokerage business, buy
ing and selling Stocks and Bonds, Real Estate, Water
Power and Property of all kinds, whether in this
State or out of it.
If you have anything to sell or wish developed, if
you will give me a chance at it I will do my best to
help you find that fortune.
You may have some property that is not paying
you while it may be the very thing some other person
is looking for. By liberal advertising and energetic
search I will find that person for you.
- ? ADDRESS-?
JAS. T. HARRIS,
No. 1-2, Cleveland Building, West Main Street,
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these temptors.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can 2f)cts. four pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large flakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 15 cents. Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious, appetizing, nourishing, perpackage
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases?none better, per gallon 50 cts.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
Give Each One a Bottle of
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock,
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment! ~~
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sa^eby Dodson's Drug Store.
We lead and others follow in
and Refreshments for the "Good Old
Dodson's Drug Store
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1 ^ t)G
Surplus . $16,000
I Money in a strong bank is better
than government bonds, because
it earn? more and is quite as
r> safe. This bank allows interest
f in its savings department at four
percent, per annum, compounded
January and July. Iis ample
capital and surplus and careful
conservative management affords
Deposits it :eived from one
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss, VV. P. Caine,
CASHIBR. \SS I . i VSHIHM
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Lots 1,000 to 5,000 $1.50 per M.
" 5,000 to 1O.000 $1.25 per M.
Lots Over 10,000 Special Prices on Application.
SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS To DEALERS.
Any information as to the cultivation of Cabbage will
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