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ENTITLED TO A DIPLOMA.
Ahead of (he World on Beating Time;
He Beats the Yankee Too.
Every year agents of some kind come
through the country with something to
sell to the negroes?books, medicine or
machines for making money -and this
year two nicely dressed young fellows,
with fine horsos and new buggies, came
through Statesburg selling watches,
nickel-plated and gold-plated, double
cased watches, costing from $10 to $20,
all on credit, secured by mortgages on
the household furniture and cooking
utensils of the purchaser, every old
skillet, fryingpan, saucepan, three
legged bench and bug-ridden bedstead
being put up to get a watch. One watch
that cost $11 stopped ticking in three
days after being bought and was pro
nounced by a jeweller to be worth
about one dollar and a half, and he said
it would cost more than that to fix it.
One man was asked the time and he
took out his double-case gold watch,
opened it, emptied the insides out in
his hand, shook them awhile, looked at
them and said he reckoned it was about
The negroes are getting about as
sharp as the agents, however, and
they are 'generally treating the whole
thing as a huge joke. Many of them
gave wrong names, others signing the
names of men who have been dead for
years. One man, who mortgaged a
gun, was afterwards asked where he
got a gun from. He laughed and said:
"I ain't buy it yet." It is said that
some of the negroes met the agents
several times at different places, and
each time gave a different name and
got another watch. The two agents,
who boasted to the negroes that they
were Yankees, and ever so much sharp
er and smarter than the people of this
State, so the negroes say, drove up to
a crowd of negroes and proceeded to
sell their wares. The negroes bought
them and signed the usual mortgage,
giving wrong names.
Before the crowd broke up one of
the negroes went off some distance and,
forgetting about the wrong names,
commenced to call aloud for "Pom
peyl Ohl Pompey!"
Pompey, who was still sitting up in
the crowd, turned from a deep black to
an ashy hue and muttered in an un
dertone: "Listen at dat d?m fool! I
would't answer 'im to save his life."
To the great surprise of the two
smart Yankees the crowd burst out
laughing and whooping. These two
Yanks will have a time gathering in
their furniture and cook pots next fall.
? News and Courier.
Son Lost Mother.
"Consumption runs in our family,
and through it I lost my mother," writes
E. B. Rod, of Harmony, Me. "For
the past five years, however on the
slightest sign of a Cough or 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. Reid, but
he learned that lung trouble must not
be neglected, and how to cure it. Quick
est relief and cure for coughs and colds
Price 50 cts. and $1.00; guaranteed at
Palmetto and Laurens Drug store. Trial
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. John Lanford of Lanford Sta
tion was in the city Monday.
Mr. Jno. Wilbanks of Enoree was in
town this week.
Rev. W. W. Jones of Waterloo was
in town this week.
Mr. J. Wess Donnan of Tylersville
was in town Friday.
Mr. Calvin Yarborough of Cross An
chor was in town last woek.
Miss Eliza Lindsey of Ora visited her
sister, Mrs. J. A. Davis, last week.
Mrs. Mary McDill and daughter.
Eliza, were in the city shopping last
Mrs. Jno. I). Power and her daughter,
Miss Ina Meli, of Highland Home were
in the city on Monday.
Mrs. Elbert Burns of Watts Mills
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Me
Davis of Enoree last week.
Miss Fannie Harmon of Enoree vis
ited her niece, Mrs. L. B. Blackwell,
Miss Annie Temploton of the Holly
Grove section was in the city Thurs
Mrs. Mary Benjamin of the Holly
Grove section was in the city Monday,
Mr. J. L. Simpson of Goldville at
tended the Methodist Conference last
Rev. J. C. Fowler, who now resides
in Campobello, was in the city last
Mr. W. L. Epps, Treasurer of Spar
tanburg county, was in the city last
Mr. W. M. Jor.es, President of the
Morgan Iron Works. Spartanburg, was
in the city one day last week.
Miss Julia Gilkerson, who has been
on a two weeks visit to Greenwood and
Ninety-Six, returned home Saturday.
Prof. T. 0. Burdette, who has been
teaching at Finger vi lie for the last two
sessions, spent a few days in the city
last week visiting his aunt, Mrs. Mag
On Saturday night, May 13th, there
was a heavy rains and a little hail in
the upper section of Laurens county,
along the Enoree River. The farm
lands were considerably washed by the
Why Suffer From Rheumatism?
Why Buffer from rheumatism when
one application of Chamberlain's Pain
Balm will relieve the pain'.' The quick
relief which this liniment affords makes
I 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 suffering have been happily
surprised to lind that after awhile the
relief became permanent. Mrs. V. II.
Leggett of Yum Yum, Tennessee, U.
S. A., writes. "I am a great sutVerer
from rheumatism, all over from head
to foot, and Chamberlain's Pain Balm
is the only thing that will relieve the
pain." For sale l?y Laurens Drug Co .
and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Mrs. B. P. Minter linlci tains.
The Fortnight Sucial Club was wel
comed by Mrs. E. P. Minter at her at
tractive home on South Harper street
at four o'clock on last Tuesday after
noon. The hostess was assisted in re
ceiving by Miss Josephine Minter
Pretty Score Cards wore distributed
and the guests found their places at
tables in readiness for "Nations." A
spirited name followed and after the
game delightful refreshments. Frst
came a delicious course of ices, and
then coffee and wafers. The afternoon
was greatly enjoyed by the guests
who were Mesdames W. 11. Washing
ton, C. c. Featherstonc, M. L. Cope
land, W. 11. Anderson, W. P. Caine,
and Will Meng, Misses Annie Cilker
son, Willie Jones, Elizabeth Todd, Jose
phine Minter and Nannie Poolo.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy The Very
"1 have been using Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and w;uo to say it is the
best cough medicine 1 have over takon"
says Coo. 1,. Chubb, a merchant of Har
lan, Mich. There is no ?niestion about
its being the best, as it will euro 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 he cured in much less time
when p'romptly treated. For sale by
1.aureus Drug Co. ami Dr. H. F, Posey.
Bears tho lh" Kiml YiUlavo Always Bought
R. ti. COLKMAN & CO.
The only Licensed Undertakers, Puncra
Directors and Hmbalmcrs in the County.
Telephone and telegraph orders a
We carry a full line of all Funeral
goods; our stork of Cofllns and Caskets
is complete and the best that has ever
been brought to the c;*.y. Our funeral
ear is an improvement on the old tyle
hoarse. Everything is now and up-'to
date. Our price.; are fixed to suit our
patrons. In the city we deliver the
coffin or casket at your residence, tho
box at tho cemetery. Out of the city
we will deliver by Uio first train at your
nearest railroad station, all charges pre
paid. When funeral goods arc obtained
of vis and we conduct the funeral, the
following work is gratis: we destroy all
unpleasant odors of the sick room, re
move all swelling and stop all purging
of the corpse, and when the cause of
death is from any contagious disease,
we will disinfect the sick room and kill
all poisonous germs of disease, which is
highly important for the protection of
the family. Any intelligent physician
will confirm these facts. 121 N. E, Cor
ner Public Square, Lautons, S.
Office 'Phone 214; Residence Iiis.
Burial League of the United Slates,
Cash Capital $100,000,
Home Office, Pittsburgh Pa.
If you think in ease of death that $100
would he worth anything te you, go and
see R. G. Coleman & Co., Undertakers,
Funeral Directors and Kmbalmcrs, at
1.aureus. S. ('., who are instructed to
honor our drafts. 34-8t
Changeable Weather Causes Disease.?-?
Breathe Hyonici and Cure Catarrh.
The changeable weather of Spring,
with its warm days and cold nights, is
responsible for a great increase in the
number of cases of catarrh. It is now
that Iiyomei, the only guaranteed treat
ment for catarrh that cures without
stomach dosing, should be used in every
For more Hum a century physicians
have been sending persons suffering
from catarrh to Fgypt, Colorado, or
Australia, where the pure, healing air
would cure the disease. For one person
who could take this trip, thousands have
been compelled to stay at home and
continue their daily toil. To these suf
ferers who could not change their cli
matic conditions, we offer Iiyomei, a
method by which pure air impregnated
with Nature's own remedies for the
cure of catarrh, can be inhaled by
every sufferer in his or her home.
Breathed through the neat'pocket in
haler that comes with every outfit, its]
healing, volatile, antiseptic fragrance
reaches the lungs and air passages as
no stomach dosing possibly can do. It |
gives immediate relief and makes last
The complete outfit, consisting of the
inhaler, medicine dropper, and bottle
of Iiyomei, costs only one dollar, and
extra bottles of Ilvomei, if needed, can
be procured for fifty cents.
Proof that the Iiyomei treatment
will do all that is claimed for it is
found in the guarantee under which
The Laurens Drug Co. sell it. an agree
ment to pay back the price, if the pur
chaser can say that Iiyomei has not
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phono: Ollice No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Bobb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practlco in all Stato Courts.
Prompt attontion given to all business.
C. X. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 1004 :
No. 62 No. 21 No. 85
PaHsonger Mixed cx- Freight ox
Daily Copt Sun- ccpt Sun
Lv Columbia 1110 am 5 lfi pm too am
ar Nowborry 12 30 p m 7 05 p in 3 .15 a m
ar Clinton 122 pin 8 15 p in 5 25 am
ar Laurons 142 pm 8 15 pm 6 00 am
No. 53 No. 22 No. 81
Lv Laurona 2 02 pin 7 00 a in 5 20 pm
ar Clinton 2 22 p m 7 30 a in 0 00 pm
ar Nowborry 3 10 p m 8 35 a m 7 05 p m
ar Columbia 4 15 pm 10 30am 0 15 pm
C. II. GASQUK. AkciU.
Too Hot to Write Much and too
Hot to Read Wordy Advertisements
So we simply name a few of our many trade=winners, these will surely impress
you but a visit to our Big Store where you can see hundreds of other Bargains
which we are offering will convince you that ours is the place when you
want Dry Qoods, Millinery and Shoes. -
Think Over These:
One lot Beautiful Batiste and Sheer Lawns, brand new styles and patterns,
One lot Sheer Organdies, nothing prettier in Laurens, a 20-cent value, our price,
One lot, yard wide, corded Madrass, the thing for Shirts and Shirtwaist, .
One lot Sheer White India Linon,.
One lot solid colored Organdies,
The best India Linen for the price, at.
See our Shirtwaist Linens,
15 cents, 23 cents, 25 cents and up to $1.00
Dress Qoods and Silks!
44-inch ?Silk Lustree Brillianteen,.
52-inch Silk Lustre, Navy Blue, Mohair,
Pine .Silk and Wool Kaolinnes, .
Fine Crepe de Paris Silk and Wool,.
All-over Net Laces for Suit in several
36-inch, guaranteed, Taffeta Silk, .
36-inch Peau de Soirc Silk,.
36-inch, guaranteed, Jap Silk,.
Big Line Fancy Silks for Shirtwaist and
Shirtwaist Suits, 25, 35, 48, 50 and
Big Millinery Bargains!
We have bought about 150 Ladies'
Sample Hats, all the newest Styles and
Colors, scarcely any two alike. We have
bought these at prices that enables us to
sell them very cheap. Come quick as they
will go fast.
Our Oxford and Slipper
Trade has been large. We are keeping up the stock and can give you what you
want; all sizes, nil styles, White, Tan and Black. Ladies' Slippers 50 cts to $3.00;
Children's Slippers 50 cts to $2.25; Men's Shoes 98 eis to $4.00.
More, yard-wide, Percals at
More Dress and Shirtwaist Calico at
More Fast Colored Figured Batiste at
More Ladies' all Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs,
3 1-2 c.
3 1-2 c.
Hake yourself at home with us when shopping.
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY
Laurens' Big Dry Good Store.
Here is a COLD FACT about all Refrigerators--if
you can't clean them, every nook and corner, food is
bound to decay and that means ar nsanitary ice >
box. An Alaska Refrigerator is th 'est of all to
clean, it's economical with Ice and keep foods
sweet and clean.
We have them in different sizes and at prices that will be to your
interest to see our line before you buy.
A PLACE TO SAVE THE PENNIES
Ladies When Going to the Post Office
Would do Well to Drop In.
Block Tin Pails
The most convenient thing
jgjK on record, Mrs. Pott's Irons
Large fine Steel Hand Saw
Candies of all sorts ?the cheapest in Town.
Colognes, Face and Hair Tonics the finest in town?not
Socks, the best I've ever seen, 5 cts per pair; Towels
splendid, large, 7 1-2 per pair; Good Garden
Rakes 14 cts; Strong Washboards 9 cts;
Clothes Pins 1 cent per dozen;
Collar Pads 25 cents.
I Fine Hair
ALWAYS Rf.AC. V
. COBBl CKS <,f.T
for fixing and
Kennedy's Racket Store
Next to Post Office.
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Opens This Week
Another Shipment of Printed Muslins in
Indian, Persian and Mercerized Goods in
Table Damasks from Irish looms made of pure
flax, warranted to give satisfactory wear.
Oriental, Val and Torchon Laces, Edgings and
Insertions in Hamburg, Nainsook and Swiss,
Nottingham, Cambric and Oriental All-Overs, the
Latest in Silk Belts, Children's White Lawn and
Silk Caps, Several Cartons Ribbons in desirable
Shades and Widths at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Wc have the best in Rubber Goods that can
be bought. Fountain Syringes that will stand
the water and will not be worn out when you
wish to uso them again. They will wear
Dodson's Drug: Store
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, lOOC
Money in a strong- bank is bet i er
than government bonds, because
it earns more and is quite as
conservative management affords
Deposits received from one
I dollar up.
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss,
W. P. Caine,
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 l or Stoc
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,
You'll get your money's worth and
save more in these tempters.
White Star Coffee, the finest grown
large bean, even roasted splendid flavor,
per one pound can25cts. lour pound can
$1.00. Quaker Rolled Oats, large (lakes
carefully milled, free from faulty or
imperfect grains, per two pound pack
age 16 cents, Buckwheat Flour, deli
cious,appetizing, nourishing, per package
10 cents. Old fashioned Muscovados
molases- none better, per gallon 50cts.
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