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CHURCH WEDDING AT CROSS HILL.
Followed ay Two Elefant ami Elaborate
Cross Hill, Dee. 26.-At the Pres
byterian Church, Dec. 21at, at six thirty
p. m., Mr. Horace Laurens McSwain
and Miss Virginia Black were married,
Rev. James Bradley officiating. A
large concourse of relatives and frienda
assembled to witness the marriage of
this popular couple. Their out-of-town
relatives present were: W. A. Mc
Swain, h'ewberry; L. F. McSwain and
family, Clinton; Mrs. Cora Moore and
Mrs. Mamie Galphin and family, Ninety
Six; Mrs. L. S. McSwain, Coronaca;
Miss Josephine McSwain, Agnes Scott
Institute; Mrs. Joe Nance and children,
Abbeville; Mr. John DesPortes and sis
Messrs. John Hanna, Albert Garrett,
Henry Miller and Dr. Preston Turner
of Coronaca were the ushers.
The Wedding March was beautifully
?rendered by Miss Lizzie Carter.
A large number of guests were en
tertained at an elegant supper given
by Mrs. Janie McSwain, mother of the
groom. Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Miller en
tertained the next day. A bountiful!
dinner, elegantly served, was enjoyed [
by the large company present.
Many handsome and costly presents
given indicate the popularity of this
couple, which unites two of the most
prominent families in upper South
Deaths Near Lanford.
Mr. William Patterson, an aged and ]
most highly respected citizen, residing
near .Lanford, died Saturday morning
last and was buried at Lanford on Sun
day. He was a member of the Bap
tist Church. He leaves three sons,
Messrs. McDuffie, James and Richard
Patterson and three daughters, Mrs.
John H. Cunningham and Misses Alice
and Mary Patterson.
On Thursday the young wife of Mr.
Veal Hughes passed away at her home j
in the Warrior Creek section a few
miles west of Lanford. Mrs. Hughes
was a daughter of Mr. C. B. Taylor of
Miss Sudie Knight and Mr. Earnest
Simpson, popular young people of the
Poplar Springs section were married at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Laurens Knight on Dec.
13, the ceremony being performed by
the Rev. J. O. Martin of the Baptist
Mr. Simpson is a son of Mr. John
Simpson and is a progressive young
citizen and farmer.
L. & M. Paint. Lead and zinc non
chalkable. Wears and covers like gold.
Sold by W. L. Boyd, Laurens, 3. C.
OAK OROVE SCHOOL.
Honor Roll for the Month of Decem
First Grade?Annie Bailey, Laura]
Benjamin, Julia Fuller.
Second Grade?Venie Blakeley, John
Fourth Grade-Carl Bell.
Fifth Grade?Irene Goodwin, George
Sixth Grade?Blanche Duvall.
Seventh Grade - Dessie Shockley,
Ben Simpson, Essie Bell.
Ninth Grade?Fair Goodwin, Rosalie
Bailey, Victor Weathers.
Mattie C. Tarrant,
Product of Mills.
The product in one day of the Long
man & Martinez great works is enough
to paint every house and everything
made of wood in a city with the L. &
In use thirty years; several houses
painted with L. & M.
L. & M. costs about $1.20 per gallon.
The L. & M. is the best and cheap
est, because the L. & M. Zinc, hardens
the L. & M. White Lead, and makes it
paint more surface and wear a longer
time than any other paint.
L. & M. costs about $1.20 a gallon.
It only requires 4 gallons of this cele
brated and 3 gallons of Linseed Oil at
60 cents per gallon to paint a moderate
sized house. Therefore a property
owner ought not pay $1.50 per gallon
for Linseed Oil, which he must do when
a ready-for-use paint is bought.
L. & M. costs about $1.20 a gallon.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
25 CENT COLUMN.
FOUND?Between Laurens and Good- j
gion Mill Ladies' Satchel. Owner can
nave same by calling on A. A.Garlington
and paying for this advertisement. It
TRESPASS NOTICE- All persons
are hereby forbidden to hunt or other
wise trespass on my premises. R. D.
Nance, Cross Hill, S. C. 19-3t
WANTED-You to know that I have
for sale some high grade Horse and
Mules?as good as money can buy any
where. Would be pleased if you will
call and look them over before buying
elsewhere. Will make prices and terms
to suit. See me. W. M. Pitts, Clin
ton, S. C. 19-3t
Money to Loan.
Loans negotiated on improved farms
in Laurens County at 7 per cent inter
est on $1,000. and over, and 8 per cent
on smaller amounts, secured by first
mortgage. Easy annual payments. No
commissions. Borrower to pay for ab
stract oi title.
C. D. Barksdale,
Laurens, S. C.
For Infanta and Children.
At Kind You Have Always Bough)
Take notice that on the 29th day of
December, 1905, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as Ex
ecutor of the estate of W. L. Cunning
ham, deceased, in the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens County,
at 11 o'clock A. M., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Executor.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demands against said estate will
Sresent them on or before said date
uly proven or be forever barred.
G. W. Cunningham,
PERSONAL AND OTHER NEWS.
Mr. Welle Todd of Davidson College
is spending tho week at home.
Mr. Jas. M. Clardy of Union is spend
ing the week in the city.
Miss Olinthia Jones is at home from
Converse for the holidays.
Mrs. R. K. Howell and children are
visiting relatives in Union.
Mr. John W. Taylor of Princeton
spent Saturday night in the city.
Mr. T. R. L. Gray is reported to be
quite sick at his home at Lanford.
The Rural Letter Carriers will not
make their usual rounds next Monday,
the sime being a National Holiday.
Master Keys Thompson of Augusta
visited the family of Mr. J. R. Little
from Saturday until Tuesday.
Miss Mazie Litte is at Winthrop Col
lege, Rock Hill, vhiting her sister, Miss
Mr. Jas. F. Clardy anu Master Earl
Clardy of Monticello, Fla., are here
for the holidays.
Mr. Reuben Clardy of Mullins arrived
in the city Sunday and is the guest of
relatives and friends.
Next Monday is a legal holiday,
therefore Tuesday, Jan. 2, will be
Misses Annie and Lizzie Richey of
Chicora College are spending the yule
tide at home.
Messrs. Grover Peterson and Albert
Dial of Wofford came down Friday to
spend the holiday vacation at home.
Mr. S. R. Nelson and daughter, Miss
Lillie Nelson, of Fountain Inn, were in
Mr. Charles F. Brooks, of Hagan,
Ga., is spending the holidays here and
in the county.
Miss Dorcas Calmes, who is teaching
at Albermarle, N. C, is with relatives
in the city during the holiday vacation.
Mrs. David L. McLaurin of McColl is
visiting her father, Mr. A. H. Martin,
and other relatives.
Mr. W. N. Knight and son, Mr. Wal
ter Knight, of Tumbling Shoals, are
spending the week down below Aug
usta, hunting and fishing.
Mrs. B. C. Hart and Miss Corrie
Hart of Cokeebury are the guests of
Mrs. W. R. Richey and Mrs. O. W.
Miss Frances Abell of Chester will be
the attractive guest of Miss Rosa Lee
Burton during the remainder of the
Cadets Frank Crisp, Shell Swygert,
Frank Ballew, John Wright and Earl
Barksdale of Clemson are at home for
Dr. O. B. Mayer and family of New
berry and Mrs. O. W. Leonard of Spar
tanburg are the guests of Capt. and
Mrs. W. W. Jones.
Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Aiken have as
their guests this week, Messrs. A. M.
Aiken of Coronaca and Gilliam Aiken
Mr. Furman Thomason, principal of
the graded school at North Augusta, is
spending the Christmas vacation with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs W. P.
Thomason of Alma.
Brave Men of the Confederacy.
Col. Robert N. Cunningham of Rose
mont spent a few days in the city just
before Christmas. While making The
Advertiser a brief, but very pleasant
call, Col. Cunningham took occasion to
pay a beautiful tribute to the memory
and gallantry of two veterans recently
deceased, Major G. Wash Culbertson
and Judge Allen Barksdale.
Women love a clear, healthy com
Slexion. Pure blood makes it. Burdock
Hood Bitters makes pure blood.
Sunday School Dinner.
The ladies of Central Sunday School
will serve a hot dinner, with oysters,
on Wednesday, Dec. 27th, at the school
house; if Wednesday is a bad day will
have it Thursday, 28th. Proceeds will
be used in purchasing organ for the
Public cordially invited to come and
help as in Lord's work.
Perfect order will be kept. No
whiskey drinking allowed on grounds.
J. B. Cosby, Ch'n Com.
Cleared for Action.
When the body is cleared for action,
by Dr. King's New Life Pills, you can
tell it by the bloom of health on the
cheeks; the brightness of the eyes; the
firmness of the flesh and muscles; the
buoyancy of the mind. Try them. At
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
Co. Price 25 cents.
In Affectionate Remembrance of Mrs.
Cecelia Ballew Crews.
Whereas, Our Heavenly Father has
seen fit in His wisdom to remove from
our midst our dear friend and sister?
Therefore be it resolved:
1. That we miss and mourn this dear
sister, who organized and was for many
years President of this Society, and for
fifty years was a faithful and earnest
member of this Church.
2. We will miss her labor of love by
our side, but we bow in humble sub
mission to our Father's will. He has re
moved her from "the land of the dying
to the Land of the living" ?that Home
"where the inhabitant shall not say, 'I
8, That a page in our book of record
be devoted to her memory. That these
resolutions be published in om city pa
pers; also in the Southern Christian Ad
vocate, and a copy of these papers bo
sent to the bereaved family of our de
Mrs. J. J. Pluss,
Mrs, S. G. McDaniel,
Mrs. M. W. Hook,
Mrs. H. F. Switzer,
Mrs. L. G. Balle,
Pastor's Aid Society, 1st Methodist
Don't ]>ay $1.20 a gallon for oil be
cause labeled mixed paint. Oil only
costs 60 cents a gallon. Buy L. & M.
Paint and add oil. It makes paint cost
$1.20 a gallon. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens, S. C. 14- Lit
THE WORK REVIEWED.
Success of the Southern Cotton Associa
tion Praised and Commended.
The following resolutions, offered by
Judge Thompson, were adopted by the
Laurens County Cotton Growers Asso
ciation at its recent meeting:
1st. That at the close of the first
year of its existence it is befitting that
this association acknowledgo its grati
tude to God for the success that has at
tended its efforts for abundant harvests,
for immunity from pestilence or other
great calamities, and for many bless
ings that have united to make this a
period of unexampled prosperity for
2d. That there is abundant reason for
congratulation, for success, beyond the
expectation of the most sanguine, that
has rewarded tho efforts of this associa
tion to better the condition of the coun
try, and we should award a due meed of
praise to our able and distinguished
leaders, Harvie Jordan, Smith, Weston.
and others, under whose counsel and
leadership, loyal and patriotic men, in
every section with crude and imperfect
organization, but willing to work and
make some sacrifice, have saved many
millions of dollars to the people of the
South, and we put upon record this at
testation of renewed confidence, and of
fealty to our leaders, and pledge to
them our co-operation and support.
3rd. We condemn the head of the De
partment of Agriculture at Washington
for its laxness, or corruption, through
which cotton crop data, or statistics,
have been prematurely given out, caus
ing market fluctuations at various
times, by means of which cotton pro
ducers hnve been robbed of millions of
money. If this association had gone
out of business after having exposed
the corruption in this department it
would have been amply rewarded for
all the labor and outlay of its organiza
tion. We further condemn the action
of Sec. Wilson in changing, without full
explanation to the country, the stand
ard bale of cotton from five hundred
pounds net to five hundred pounds gross
weight. This change, without explana
tion, made the Department estimate
for the 1905-06 crop 10,167,818, when it
should have been 9,659.427, a difference
of more than half a million bales, there
by strengthening the hitherto strong
suspicion, that the machinery of one of
the great departments of government
was, and is, being used to aid those
who gamble in cotton, or to build up
one industry at the expense of another.
4th. That we should be warned by
the lesson, long ago learned, but too
often neglected, of the danger of too
much cotton. The only safe rule is in
diversification and in keeping restriction
in acreage. In no event should our people
be misled by the good prices prevailing
to increase the acreage next year. We
must not be deceived by tnose, who
through ignorance, or who in the inter
est of Bpinners and speculators are try
ing to teach the doctrine that our ef
fort should be, "not. to get a big price
for a small crop, but to get a big price
for a big crop of cotton." Whenever
there is an average, or full crop, and a
consequent low price for cotton, the
producer has invariably been met with
the cry of overproduction and next year
nor the next will be any exception to
5th. This Association has shown its
endorsement of President Jordan's call
to sell no cotton before the 1st of
March next for less than 15 cents, by
sending up pledges to hold over thou
sand bales. Conditions amply justify
this position, ft is said that mills arc
loaded down with orders for goods.
There has been an unprecedented in
crease in spindles in the world. The
Chinese boycott has been dissipated by
exportation in excess of all previous
years. There is extraordinary activity
in all lines of business. Everything is
high. These taken in connection with
the very short supply of cotton justifies
the demand for 12 and 15 cents cotton;
15 cents for the remainder of the crop
will hardly make an average of 12 cents
for the crop. The producer of cotton is
entitled to some restitution in the way
of a good price, for those periods when
he was forced to sell under the cost of
production. We are not asked to fur
ther reduce acreage, but our people are
urged against an increase of acreage
above that of this year. Tho small crop
has invariably brought the producer
more money than the large crop.
100 Years Old.
A frame house can be kept in good
order for 100 yerirs if painted with the
L. & M. Paint jbout once in ten to fif
teen years. Tnis is because the L. &
M. Zinc, hardens the L. & M. White
Lead and gives the paint extraordinary
life. It also makes it cover an enor
mous surface, so that four gallons L.
& M. and three gallons Linseed Oil will
paint a moderate sized house.
L. & M, costs about $1.20 per gallon.
James S. Barron, President Manches
ter Cotton Mills, Rock Hill, S. C,
"Twenty-two years ago I painted my
residence with L. & M. It looks bet
ter than a great many houses painted
three years ago.
L. & M. costs about $1.20 per gallon.
Seven gallons at $1.20 per gallon, or
$8.40 will paint a moderate sized house
and it takes seven gallons of other
mixed paint at $1.50 to do it. because
Linseed Oil sold to you as paint costs
you $1.50 a oallon. It only costs you 60
cents a gallon when you buy it fresh
the barrel and mix it with L. & M.
Notice of Stockholders' Meeting.
The annunl meeting of the share
holders of the National Bank of Lau
rens, S. C, will be held at the banking
house of said Bank, at eleven o'clock,
on the second Tuesday in January, 1906,
being the 9th day of the month.
John Aug. Barksdai.b,
December 11, 1905. 19-4t
WORDS OP BIBLE COUNTED.
Prisoner Made Reckoning While Con*
fined In His Cell.
It is well known that the number of
letters, words, verses, etc., contained
in the Bible have been counted, but by
whom, when or where is not generally
known, says The Boston Herald.?
Treat's publication, entitled "Curios
ties of the Bible," speaks of the occur
that the Prince of Granada, fearing
usurpation, caused the arrest of the
supposed would-be usurper and by or
der of the Spanish crown he was thrown
into an old prison called the place of
skulls, situated in Madrid, where he
was confined for thirty-three years,
with no other companion than the rats,
mice and other vermin that frequented
his dismal cell.
During his confinement he counted
the letters, etc:, contained in the Bi
ble, and scratched tho several numbers
on the stone wall with the nail. When
the work was discovered he was fur
nished with writing utensils and or
dered to make a copy of the results of
his long and tedious task and on its be
ing completed he finally received his
The following Is n. correct copy of
his great work:
The Bible contains 11,086,480 letters,
773,746 words, 31,173 verses, 1,195
chapters and 66 books.
The word "and" occurs 10,684 times,
the word "Lord" 1,853 times, the word
"Jehovah" 6,855 times and the word
"reverend" but onco, which is in the
ninth verse of the one hundred and
The middle verse is tho eighth verse
of the one hundred and eighteenth
Psalm. The twenty-first verse of the
eleventh chapter of Ezra contains all
the letters of the alphabet except the
The finest chapter to read is the
twenty-sixth chapter of the Acts of
the Apostles. The most beautiful
chapter is the twenty-third Psalm.
The nineteenth chapter of II Kings
and the thirty-seventh chapter of Is
aiah arc alike.
The four moat inspiring promises are
to be found in the sixth chapter of St.
John, thirty-seventh verse, and four
teenth chapter, second verse; also
eleventh chapter of St. Matthew,
twenty-fifth verse, and the thirty-sev
enth Psalm, fourth verse.
The longest verse is the ninth verse,
eighth chapter of Esther. Tho shortest
verse is the thirty-fifth verse, eleventh
chapter of St. John.
It has also been discovered by some
persons unknown that in Joel, third
chapter, third verse that the word
"girl" occurs, and in the eighth chap
ter of Zachariah, fifth verse, the word
"girls" is mentioned for the only time
in the whole book.
The eighth chapter of Esther, ninth
verse contains fifty-two 't's.' The
word "snow" appears twenty-four
times in the Old Testament and three
times in the New.
It was a huge task, to undertake tho
cure of such a bad case of kidney dis
ease, as that of C. F. Collier, of Chero
kee, la., but Electric Bitters did it.
He writes: "My kidneys were so far
gone, I could not sit on a chair without
a cushion; and suffered from dreadful
backache, headache and depression. In
Electric Bitters, however, I found a
cure, and by them was restored to per
fect health. I recommend this groat
tonic medicine to all with weak kidneys,
liver or stomach. Guaranteed by Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Price 50 cents.
We will sell on Friday, December
29th, at tho residence of the late G.
W. Shell, the following porsonal prop
Several Horses and Mules, a lot of
Cattle and Hogs, Corn, Hay and Fodder,
Shucks and Straw.
Also two or three Wagons, Buggy
and Carriage, Household and Kitchen
Furniture, a lot of Agricultural Imple
ments of all kinds.
Terms of Sale Cash,
A. H. Shell,
Ella W. Shell.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
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 Biack Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
Give Each One a Bottle of
25 and 5o cents sizes.
sa^e? by Dodson's Drug Store.
of the great Buck's Range?there never was one to compare with it. A Buck's is built so solidly and so
splendidly that it presents a handsomer appearance in your kitchen than any other make of a range.
This picture does not do a Buck's justice but when you see it you will agree with us. Remem
ber, though, that the appearance is only one point.
Any Buck's Range, cook stove, or heater, any cooking or heating apparatus that bears a Buck's
trade mark, presents a handsome appearance.
"Oh, I AM SO TIRED!"
Is heard daily from old and young, rich and poor. Did you over stop and consider
the cause of this remark? We will venture to say nine cases out of ten are
caused by improper digestion. This, or other symptoms of Indigestion such as
nervousness, nausea, heart-burn, sour stomach, flatulency and despondency,
should be a warning to you who are in danger of having indigestion, the great
est enemy of American health to-day, fasten its merciless fangs on your health.
Remember, "A Stitch in time saves nine", and a bottle of the celebrated
Kellum's Sure Cure for Indigestion has saved untold misery to people in many
parts of this broad land, by curing them permanently of this miserable disease.
Yes, not like the pepsin digestives that help for a time, but cures permanently
by causing the digestive organs to perform their functions. Nature being such
a great rectifier of its own ills, with the assistance of this powerful medicine,
gives you a healthy stomach and removes indigestion and its symptoms perma
nently Sold on a $5.00 guarantee. 50 cents and $1.00 per bottle at
Laurens Drug Company.
Dr. H. T. Ball,
Will be in Office Every Day
Room No. 2-Cannon Building.
Fountain Inn, - - - S. C.
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more reasonable than other
like institutions. $25.00 per week pays
for treatment, remedies and board.
Result absolutely the same.
L. G. CORBETT, M. D.
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
A. V. To dd.
N. 13. Dial.
DIAL <& TODD,
Attorneys and Coun=
Enterprise Bdnk aud Todd Ofiico Build
Lau Et b n s , S. O.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAURENS, S. C.
To all our Friends and Customers we send greeting, with our best wishes for their health and
prosperity. New Years Days are the mile posts in life's journey, and as we pass them year by
year, we always see the circle of our friends and patrons greatly enlarged. This is as it should
be and the fact affords us pleasure. We would, at this time, suggest TWO RESOLUTIONS.
On the part of our FRIENDS we suggest that they each and everyone resolve to continue favoring
us with their patronage, as evidence or their appreciation of out* efforts to please. For our own
part, we will resolve to redouble our energy and strive to deserve that patronage more than ever
during the coming year. Both good resolutions, arn't they? Don't forget to change your dates.
Begin now to write it?1906. Faithfully yours,
Davis, Roper & Co.,
Famous Outfitters for Everybody