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Electric Lights and Sewerage (or the
The Grand Jury's report, made at the
term of general sessions court for this
county just held, is about of the usual
tenor, w'tli the exception of the follow
We thank your Honor for calling our
attention to this matter of needed im
provements in the court house building,
if not advisable to recommend the build
" of a now one.
We would like to have the people
agitate tho matter, in order that the
question might the better be under
stood, and the proper steps to be taken,
We do, however, recommend that the
proper authorities put electric lights in
all the county offices, and in the court
and jury rooms, and to also provide the
building with a complete system of sew
Following is the County Supervisor's
report to the court, which will be found j
of general interest:
To His Honor, the Presiding Judge,
and Foreman and Gentlemen of the
The Board of County Coii) missioners
of Laurens county beg to submit the
following report for your consideration:
We would report the county paupers
as well cared for. The Poor House will
be under the management of Mis3 Jane
C. Starnes for the ensuing year. There
are at present eleven inmates at the
In addition to the regular paupers,
the county is extending aid to thirty
three old Confederate veterans in indi
gent circumstances, as provided by the
Act of 1902, in amounts ranging from
$1.50 to$3.00 each; and while the means
provided are inadequate, we are endeav
oring to do all within our power to relieve
suffering among the poor of the county.
road and bridges.
Wa would report the roads of the
county, with some few exceptions, in
good condition for the season. Most of
the road work has been done with the
county chain gang at less expense than
the same work could otherwise be done.
While the condition of our roads are not
what we would wish, still we believe
that methods being used will eventually
result in better roads.
Our bridges, with some few excep
tions, are in good condition. We of
course have some bridges out of repair,
which will be put in good condition at
the earliest possible moment.
The financial condition of the county
is good; and while the tax levies for
ordinary couuty and road purposes are
inadequate we have endeavored by judi
cious management to keep within the
limit of our appropriation for these
We are gratified to be able to report
the retirement of $25,000.00 of our 7
per cent R. R. Bonds which will enable
us to reduce our Tax Levy for this pur
pose. About $17,000.00 of the above
amount has been accumulated during
the past three years.
We know of nothing at present seri
ously affecting the public health, and
while there were some cases of Small
Pox, the disease is now apparently
expenditures for year 1905.
County Com. and Clerk, $1,300.00
County Auditor, 334.00
County Treasurer, salary 334.00
Board Equalization and Town
ship Assessors, 268.60
Jury, Witness and Constable
Clerk Court, salary 400.00
Magistrates and Constables 1,781.16
Poor House and Poor, 1,720.99
Repairs on Roads and Bridges, 4,336.86
Repairs on Public Buildings, 151.07
Books, Stationery and Printing, 728.10
Contingent Expense, 2,700.57
Interest on R. R. Bonds, 7,585.00
Chain Gang, 8,146.24
Woodmen Elect Officers.
At a recent meeting of Magnolia
Camp, No. 156, W. O. W., the follow
ing officers were elected for the ensu
W. S. Adair, Consul Commander.
C. D. Kellett, Adviser Lieutenant.
W. B. Putnam, Banker.
L. A. Armstrong, Clerk.
J. T. Holder, Watchman.
J. C. Willis, Sentry.
J. L. and W. C. Babb, Managers.
Laurens People Must Recognize and
Kidney ills come quietly?mysteriously,
But nature always warns you through |
Notice the kidney secretions,
See if the color is unhealthy?
If there are settlings and sediment,
Passages too frequent, scanty, painful.
It's time then to use Doan's Kidney
To ward off Bright's disease or dia
Doan's have done great work in Lau
Charles Loke, mill hand, of Factory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills in my
opinion are the best backache cure in
this world. They cured me and I have
had backache for at least two years,
and have been so bad at times I could
not get out of bed, much less go to bed.
I have had my wife rub it with lini
ment until it was all a blister. I tried
numerous remedies, but without them
doing me one bit of good. The secre
tions from the kidneys were as red as
blood, full of sediment and I could not
hold them, especially at night when my
rest was broken on account of my hav
ing to get up a number of times. I
learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and
sent to the Palmetto Drug Co. for a
box. I did not believe they would do
any more than the other remedies I
had tried, but I was mistaken. I felt
better the very next day, and my back
gradually became strong and the ach
ing disappeared. I do not have to get
up at nights now at all and the kidneys
have become regular and natural in ac
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name ? Doan's and
take no other.
PERSONAL AND OTHER NEWS.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Anderson of Wa
terloo were in town Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Hellams was in the city
Saturday from Princeton.
Mr. W. L. Satterfield of Gray Court
was in town Saturday.
I Miss Allewee Watson is visiting at
Mr. W. S. Adair of Fountain Inn was
I in town Friday attending Court.
Mrs. E. C. Roland was in the city for
the sales Friday.
Miss Niza Sullivan of Tumbling
Shoals spent a few days in the city dur
ing the past week.
Mrs. John Young Fowler of Anniston,
Ala., is spending some time with rela
tives in the city and county.
I Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Watson visited
relatives at Hobbyville, Spartanburg
county last week.
Mr. W. B. Cooper, one of The Ad
vertiser's staunch friends,was in town
Monday from Rapley.
Mr. Frank L. Bramblett, merchant
and farmer of Princeton was in town
Miss Marian Evans of Spartanburg
was a much admired visitor to the city
Mr. J. T. Crane, a progressive
farmer and good citizen, has bought Mr.
J. W. Thompson's farm near the city
and moved to it from Princeton.
Mr. R. P. Sweeny, one of the clerks
to the Isthmian Canal Commission,
spent Friday in the city, returning to
Woodruff in the afternoon.
Misses Jennie and Lutie Young of
Chicora College srtent the holiday vaca
tion with relative ;n Laurens and Foun
Mr. Adolphus Shell of San Antonio,
Texas, is visiting old friends and rela
tives in the city and county. He is al
ways a welcome visitor to his native
Dr. W. C. Irby, Col. J. H. Wharton
and Mr. T. Mc. Roper represented Lau
rens in the State Cotton Association,
which met in annual session in Colum
bia last Wednesday.
Misses Annie and Sadie Wheeler, two
charming girls of the Mountain City,
who visit Laurens occasionally, were
the guests of Mr. J. H. Sullivan's fam
ily during the holidays.
Mr. Robert Cofield of Spartanburg,
who has been employed in the secre
tary's office at the Laurens Cotton
Mills for sometime, has returned to
Miss Hettie Gaines, daughter of Mr.
H. J. Gaines of Princeton and Rev. D.
D. Richardson of Simpsonville, were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1906, the
Rev. Mike McGhee of Honea Path, of
It Was Quick Work.
Within five minutes after the alarm
was given Satumday afternoon; the
fire fighters had two streams playing
on the roof of the small tenant
house, located near the Laurens Hotel,
which was on fire. The blaze was
promptly extinguished and very little
damage was done.
Last Wednesday afternoon Miss Susie
King and Mr. F. J. Rick man were mar
ried at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. King. The Rev.
M. C. Comp ton, officiating.
Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4th, Miss
Maud Donaldson and Mr. Virgil Bobo,
both of the Laurens Mill village, were
united in marriage by the Rev. M. C.
Compton, the ceremony being performed
at his home.
LETTER TO ADVERTISER'S READERS.
Laurens Drug Co. Guarantees Hyotnei to
Cure Catarrh or it Costs Nothing.
Editor of The Advertiser: In view
of the prevalence of catarrhal troubles
at this season of the year, we want to
tell your readers that we have never
sold anything that gave more satisfac
tion than Hyomei, when used in
catarrhal troubles. You get immediate
relief from the treatment, and consis
tent use will prove to every sufferer, as
it has to many of our customers,the vir
tue of l his preparation.
Personally we are interested in Hyo
mei, for it is made and sold on honor,
and we do not want your money unless
you are benefitted and satisfied.
There is no stomach dosing in con
nection with Hyomei. It is a thor
oughly local disease, and its soothing,
healing medication goes direct to the
snot where it is needed.
The complete Hyomei outfit consists
of a pocket inhaler, a medicine dropper,
and a bottle of Hyomei, and the price is
only $1, while additional bottles can be
obtained for 60 cents. %
We positively guarantee a cure when
Hyomei is used in accordance with di
rections, or we will refund your money.
This certainly shows our faith and be
lief in the virtues of Hyomei.
Yours very truly,
Laurens Drug Co.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
The Annual meeting of the Stockhol
ders of THE ENTERPRISE BANK of
Laurens, S. C, will ho held in its rooms
on Saturday, January 20th, 1906, at 11
o'clock, a. m.
N. B. DIAL,
?CJ jt\. JGI1? ? JT?. "31 .A..
?*.iro tLo y>11,6 Kind You Have Aiwajrs BougJi1
Take notice that on the 13th day of
February, 1906, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as
Executor of the estate of D. It. A.
Mason, 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 Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demands against sain estate will
present them on or before said date
duly proven or be forever barred.
D. W. MASON,
Jan. 9, 1906-23-4t
Ulm DevolloH ?m Intense nad II? la
Frond of Uta R?ll*lon.
A traveler hi Africa writes: "Tills Is
a Inud of religion. Tho Mussulman's
UttVOtloU Is Intense, ever present and
all i>orvading, bel?g uut an accessory
tacked on, as it wore, to his life to bo
practiced more or less surreptitiously,
but au essential part, wherowltb and
wherein he liven at all times. A Mus
sulman prays openly aud publicly, lu
uowlse afraid to be seen. Every man
wears bis striug of beads wliereou be
records the number of bis dally pray
ers. Notwithstanding Its, to us, uu- j
Inviting appearance, the religion bus
inndo and still Is making great strides
in Africa, and one can only nttrlhute
this to the fact that here at last Is a
religion of which Its adherents are In
no way ashamed. It offers to the
fuithful absolute assurance of snlva
tlou and engenders that hllnd, unhesi
tating faith therein which Is so com
forting to the native mind.
"Seeing a crowd of pilgrims hound for
Mecca patiently?nay, with pleasure?
enduring the worst treatment that Olio
could imagine meted out to herds of
driven slaves, one envies the excess
of faith that can engender such a dis
position. Though robbed, slain, starv
ed, herded with pestilence and sub
jected to countless hardships and un
noyances, yet year after year they
come from far and near thousands ami
tens of thousands strong on this the
most wonderful and far reaching of lat
ter day pilgrimages.
"At Jedda one bcch pilgrims from
all corners of the globes-Dutch sub
jects from Java, Chinese from Peking,
shiploads from India und Farther In
dia, Russian subjects from all parts
of the great empire, French subjects
from Algiers, from Morocco, and dusky
negroes who have tramped for months
from the western shores of Africa.
Through many lands and midst many
tongues they come, all to meet at this
thronged center of the maelstrom of
the Mussulman faith."
The Way They Ran and the Style of
Track They Used.
"In the foot races of the nncieut
Greeks," says a writer, "the shape of
the stadium caused a grent difference,
sluce it was not circular, but long and
narrow, with one or both ends semicir
cular. Consequently the runners had
to take a sharp turn at the end of each
lap, while except at the turn they were
running a straight course. Evidently
this turn needed much practice, for the
pictures on the old vases show athletes
practicing this one part of the race ns
a kind of drill, taking each movement
"In early times, when all the runners
turned round the same post, the turn
gave opportunities for foul play, and
there are stories of one competitor trip
ping another at the post or seizing him
by the hair to prevent his winning.
But later, In the shorter distances at
least, each ruuuer had his own track
and post to turu round, and probably
tho separate courses were roped off hi
much the same way as they arc now
In sprint races. For the start elaborate
arrangements were made aud at Olym
pia the stone slabs are still to be seen,
with the grooves at regular intervals
that had to be toed at starting.
"Greek long distauce men ran in the
most approved style of the present
day. But the sprinters apparently em
ployed a considerable amount of arm
action and took very long steps, rising
well on to the toes. Then there was the
race in armor, an event highly praised
by several of the Creek writers as a
valuable preparation for war and
Which Is supposed to explain the fa
mous running charge of the Athenians
Composite I'ronouii Wtintcd.
The want of a composite pronoun to
express both "he" and "she," and, what
is sometimes more important, to ex
press neither he nor she, must have
embarrassed every one at some time or
another. There are uugranunutlcal
ways of shelving the difficulty, such as,
for Instance, by translating the con
venient French "on" as "they," when
we really mean one person who may
be either masculine or feminine. The
lack of a port mantes u word to express
both sexes without specifying either
did not, however, trouble the new maid
who approached her mistress with the
ingenious remark, "Pleaso'm, a friend
of mine has called and may I ask it
to tea?"--Loudon Chronicle.
A Point In I'unctnntlou.
For a century past, probably longer,
tho rule of the best printers aud pub
lishers has been, "Three words in the
same construction are separated by
commas." Two examples will Illus
trate the rule:
"John,.Tames and Thomas have come."
As so punctuated the first name Is
vocative, the second and third nomina
tive. Two persons have come.
"John, James, and Thomas have come."
And now the three names are nil
nominatives. Three persons have come.
The two meanings can be indies ted
otherwise only by a footnote. ? New
A Stahborn Opening,
The bend of the household was going
through her husband's pockets the next
"What kept you out so late last
night?" she suddenly demanded.
"It was the opening of the campaign,
my dear," the lesser half replied.
"Well, It didn't take three corkscrews
to open it, did it?"
And she drew the offending articles
from his side pocket and waved them
before him.?Cleveland Plain Denier.
"Yes," said the condescending youth,
"I am taking fencing lessons."
"Good," answered Farmer Corutos
sel. "I nllus said ybu was goln' to turn
In an' do somethin' useful. What's your
specialty goln' to be?rail, stone or
barbed wire?"?Washington Star.
The Diamond Cure.
The latest news from Paris is, that
they have discovered a diamond cure
for conumption. If you fear consump
tion or pneumonia, it will, however be
best for you to take that great remedy
mentioned by W. T. McGco, of Vanleer,
Tcnn. "I "had a cough for fourteen
years. Nothing helped me, until I took
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, whi^h
gave instant relief, and effected a per
manent cure." Unequallod quick cure
for Tnroat and Lung Troubles. At Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.;
price 50 cents and $1.00, guaranteed.
Trial bottles free.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
SUPERVISOR'S QUARTERLY REPORT.
The Following is the Report of the Super-1
visor of Laurens County for the
Quarter Ending Dec. 31st, 1905.
County Auditor, $ 66.66
County Commissioners and Clerk 325.00
Clerk of Court, 100.00
Magistrates and Constables, 391.00
Poor House ann Poor, 428.18
Roads and Bridges, 787.17
Public Buildings, 161.09
Books, Stationery and Printing, 177.00
Court Expenses Sept. Term, 1,145.70
Commutation Road Tax, 188.87
H. B. HUMBERT, [l. s.]
Supervisor rj. C.
J. D. Mock, County Clork.
Laurens, S. C, Jan. 8th, 1906.
Sullivan Township Coiton Orowers.
A meeting of the Sullivan Township I
Cotton Association will be held at Tum
bling Shoals, at 2 p. m., Saturday, Jan.
I3th for the purpose of reorganizing
the township association. All officers
and members are urged to attend and
bring your friends.
T. Mc Roper,
Don't pay $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?ISt.
25 CENT COLUMN.
FOR SALE AT ONCE-Three good
milch cows. And also for sale 600
pounds home-made lard.
J. Wade Anderson,
lt. City Market.
WANTED?By a prominent monthly
magazine, with large, high-class circu
lation, local representation to look af
ter renewals and increase subscription
list in Laurens and vicinity, on a salary
basis, with a continuing interest from
year to year in the basiness created.
Experience desirable, but not essential.
Good opportunity for the right person,
i Address Publisher, box 69, Station O,
New York. 22-2t
Wanted:?A few more girls to make I
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice1
and pleasant work. Some girls now j
making over $6.50 per week. Crescent
LOST-K. A. Pin between Posey's
Drug store and N. B. Dial's residence.
Finder please return to Gilkerson house
land get reward, 22?2t
TAKEN UP-Red and white spotted
heifer calf, which owner can get by
paying damage and cost. J. W. Saxon,
Waterloo, R. F. D. No. 1. It.
NOTICE?The office of A. Huff, Lo-!
cal Agent of the Virninia-Carolina
Chemical Company, is now over the
Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank.
NOTICE-We are handling a large
nantity of fertilizers and are prepared
to supply all demands made upon us. J
Wares Shoals Manufacturing Co., Ware
Shoals, S. C. 2t._
Forced to Starve.
B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky., says:
'For 20 years I suffered agonies, with
a sore on my upper lip, so painful,
J sometimes, that 1 could not eat. After
vainly trying else, I cured it with Buck
len's Arnica Salve." It's great fori
burns, cuts and wounds. At Laurens I
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
If so get them here. We
have a complete line of
the School Children's ne
cessities, such as
and all the School Books
used in the Public Schools.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 1004 :
No. 62 No. 21 No. 86
Pasnnnger Mlxod ex- Freight ex
PV.lv c?ptSun- cept Sun
I.v Columbia 11 10 am 6 16 pm 100am
ar Newberry 12 86 pm 706 pm 3 46 am
ar Clinton 122pm 816pm 6 26am
ar Laurens 142 pm 8 46 pm 6 00am
No. 63 No. 22 No. 84
Lv Laurena 202pm 7 00am 620pm
ar Clinton 222pm 780am 6 00pm
ar Newberry 3 10 pm 836am 7 06 pm
ar Columbia 4 46 pm 10 80am 0 16 pm
C. II. GASQUE. Agent.
Charleston <& Western Carolina Railway
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
Lv Laursns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2- 46 ;<
Ar Augusta 5:20"
Ar Anderson 7:10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35 pm
ArAllendale 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7:40"
Ar Beau ford 6:30 "
Ar Port Royal 6:40 "
Ar Savannah 6:45 "
Ar Waycross 10:00"
Lv Laurcna 2:07 pm'
Ar Spartanburg 3; 30 "
N >. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudday
Lv Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greenville 3:25 " 10:20"
Arrivals:?Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 45
?m; No. 62, daily, from Greenville and in
jrmediate stations 1:35 pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6:40 pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C. H. Gasque, Agt.. Laurens, S. C.
G. T. Bryan, Gen'l Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Wilhams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
The Inner Construction
Of a Great BUCK'S RANGE
is something we particularly like to show you.
No range except the Buck's can stand the search
light of thorough inspection. It is a question
which part of a Buck's the inside or outsiders
the best. This applies to Buck's Ranges, Hea
ters or Cook Stoves?any thing with a Buck's
trade mark on it.
Red Iron Racket
Another milestone has been passed, a new year with all of its
wondrous possibilities lies before us all. Farewell to 1905. We are
marching forward, forward with a big heart full of energy and
light feet, to make 1906 the Biggest Bargain=giving Year in the
history of Red Iron Racket. Now we find that we have about
$2p,ooo.oo Worth of Desirable and Seasonable Merchandise, and
we are going to throw this Immense Stock on the market in a few
days regardless of Wholesale Cost in New York and Baltimore
markets. LOOK OUT FOR A
RED HOT SALE
Announcement in a few weeks. We are going to make several big
changes in our business for Spring, I9O6.
Our Stock Must Go!
Watch for the day and date which' will take place in a few
weeks. We are going to give you RED HOT BARGAINS.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK MUST GO.
RED IRON RACKET,
Laurens, South Carolina