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SOUTH & WESTERN
New Railroad from Spar
tanburg to Clinton.
WILL MISS LAURENS
Though It will Run through the County,
Passing Within a Few Miles of
the City Limits.
Civil engineers who are engaged in
making the survey of the South & West
ern, the proposed new railroad from
Spartanburg to Clinton, have finished
the survey in Spartanburg county, and
th?? lino Is now being located to Clinton,
where it will tap the Seaboard road.
After crossing Enoree river at Yar
borough's bridge the road as proposed
will run through the townships of Scuf
fletown, Laurens and Hunter. Accord
ing to the surveys made the road after
passing Tylersville in Scufrletown town
ship will take a circuitous route to
Clinton, passing within a few miles of
the city of Laurens.
The scheme of the projectors who are
Tennessee capitalists and railroad build
ers, is to construct a road from the
coal fields of Tennesee to South Carolina
and tap the Seaboard in this section.
UP-TO-DATE HOTEL FOR THE CITY.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gray Open The New
Laurens With Flattering Prospects.
The New Laurens Hotel will be re
opened tomorrow, March 1st, by Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence E. Gray and every
thing at the hotel is as spick and span
and inviting as paint and new furniture
and good taste can make it. Mr. and
Mrs. Gray propose to entertain the
travelling public, as well as to give
good cheer and make things homelike
for regular boarders and table boarders
from the city.
The hotel will be well kept in every
sense of the term. The table will re
ceive the personal supervision of Mrs.
Gray and to give the house the reputa
tion of being the best kept inn in the
up country and to render Laurens the
Mecca of all weary travelling men seek
ing a comfortable place to "lie over"
for a day, will be the constant aim of
Salt For Fruit Tree Blight.
A correspondent in Sundays News and
Courier makes a suggestion. He says;
The Scriptures admonish us that, "To
him that knoweth to do good and doeth
it not, to him it is sin," therefore, it
seems necessary to communicate to you
the shepherd, what may be of great
service to many of your large and in
creasing flock. Several yeare ago, it
is currently reported in this section, a
"Mr. Lowry, of Summerville," acci
dently discovered that the possibility of
having and keeping good orchards in
the low country is made certain by the
use of salt. On cleaning out his smoke
house the dirt was dumped on a large
pear tree, which proved to be only one
to escape the blight. Since then he has
applied two quarts of salt around every
tree in his orchard, and the entire lot
has not only been kept in perfect health
but has yielded a gracious abundance of
the finest fruit.
Pinopolis, S. C. H. F. O.
Invited to Greenwood.
The Laurens County Medical Society
has received an invitation from Dr.
J. B. Hughey, secretary of the Green
wood Medical Association to attend the
district meeting in that city Monday,
Dr. O. B. Mayer, of Newberry, State
Organizer, will be among the principal
speakers of the occasion, and the visi
tors will be entertained at the Oregon
The Dispensary Election Contest.
The Laurens Dispensary election con
test came up before the State Board of
Canvassers last night in Columbia and
at half past eleven o'clock the hearing
was continued until this morning at ten
o'clock when R. H. Welch, Esq., of
counsel for the petitioners will con
clude the arguments.
The proceedings were held in the of
fice of the Secretary of State, and Mr.
J, M. Cannon for the Dispensary and
Col. Ferguson and Mayor Richey repre
senting the prohibitionists, were heard
The decision, which may be rendered
today, will be awaited with much in
County Investigating Commission.
At the recent session of the General
Assembly a bill was passed providing
for the appointment of a committee to
investigate the financial affairs of Lau
rens. The commission will be composed
of three members, who will be ap
pointed by the County Supervisor.
Policy Has Been Paid.
Mr. C. W. Tune, Reporter of Laurens
Lodge No. 1,802, Knights of Honor,
has paid to Mrs. Samuel Leak, daugh
ter of the late Mr. J. L. HefTeman,
$2,000 in settlement of a policy carried
by the deceased in this strong and pop
ular fraternal order.
Will Organize Farmers' Union.
7*o the Farmers of Laurens County:
You are hereby Called to meet at the
Court House at Laurens on March 5th,
first Monday, at 11 o'clock, a. m., for
the purpose of forming a county union.
All farmers are invited to attend. A
good speaker will be there and give you
something to think about. Come and
tell your neighbors to come.
B. F. Earlb,
, Anderson, S. C, February 24.
I PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mr. E. P. Allen of Cross Hill was in
the city Saturday.
Chief of Police S. C. Reid of Clinton
was in the oity Saturday.
Mr. G. L. McCucn of Princoton was
in the city Monday.
Mrs. Foster Simpson is spending the
week in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lanford were in
the city Saturday.
Mr. C. W. Taylor spent last week
with relatives at Princeton.
Mr. Austin Anderson, of Tip. Top,
was in town Friday.
Mr. Jas. T. Hill of Cross Hill was in
the city Monday.
Mr.;. M. W. Hook is spending this
week in Abbeville.
Mrs. R. L. Gray of Gray Court visited
in the city Monday.
Mr. T. P. Byrd, of Ora, was among
the Saturday visitors to the city.
Mr. R. M. Babh, of Dials, honored
The Advertiser with a call Thursday.
Mr. J. F. Coleman, of Greenwood,
spent several days in the city this
Miss Edna Hardin, of Chester, is the
guest of Miss Annie Gilkerson and other
friends in the city.
Mr. Robert Lathan, of Chester, was
the guest during the past week of Mr.
F. K. Spratt.
Mrs. C. L. McDonald visited her par
ents and other relatives at Cros3 Hill
during the past week.
Misses Janie and Centilla Fleming, of
Lanford, were in the city Saturday
Mr. E. R. Aycock, principal of the
Clinton schools, was in the city Satur
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wood of Mt.
Bethel visited in the city Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. A. Ballew left
Monday for a ten days visit to Washing
ton, D. C.
Messrs T. J. and W. J. Mahon of the
Rabun Creek section were in the city
Miss Sara Copeland of Clinton was
the guest of Mrs. J. A. Copeland Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mis3 Meta Allen, of the city schools,
visited at her home in Lowndesville for
a few days last week.
Miss Clara Riley, teacher in the
Gx-aded schools, visited friends in Green
wood Friday and Saturday.
Miss Claudia Copeland, of Norfolk,
Va., is visiting her father, Mr. W. J.
Copeland, near the city.
Miss Katherine Copeland of Clinton
was the guest of Mrs. Dial Gray Mon
day and '""uesday.
Mr. John D. Garlington of Spartan
burg spent several days in the city dur
ing the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fuller attended
Maro's performance at the Laurens
Mill auditorium Thursday night.
Mr. Walter Barksdale of Wares Shoals
spent Sunday with his mother near
Mr. John B. Parks of Geenville
spent a portion of last week with his
brother, Mr. J. P. Parks, near Alma.
Mrs. R. A. Daly of Ottawa, Canada,
was the guest of her brother, Mr. A.
C. Haskell, for a few days this week.
Little Miss Linda Thompson has re
turned to her home in Augusta after a
visit to the family of Capt. J. R. Little.
Mr. T. Mac. Roper, one of the pro
gressive farmers of the county, was in
the city Thursday from Sullivan town
Mrs. J. S. Bennett and Miss Jessie
Hix returned Monday afternoon from a
visit to Mr, and Mrs. Clarence Hix at
Miss Anna McNamara, who has been
the honored gutst of Mrs. E. P. Min
ter during the winter, will return to
Denver, Colo., tomorrow.
Messrs Jas. L. Murphy and Jno. M.
Dukes, popular young men of Sednlia,
Union County, visited friends in the
city Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Annie and Eloisc Anderson,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Albert An
derson, of Augusta, visited friends and
relatives in the city last week.
Mr. Hosea Thomason, of Youngs,
who has just recovered from an opera
tion for appendicitis, spent a day or so
in the city during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Dobbins of Ar
lington, Greenville County, visited Mrs.
Dobbins' mother, Mrs. Langston who
has been quite sick, from Friday until
Mr. H. Y. Simmons of Gray Court,
was in the city Monday returning from
a visit to his daughter, Miss Lila Sim
mons who is a student at Lander Col
Messrs. Grover Peterson and Jocky
Murff, of Wofford College, spent a few
days in Laurens during the week, the
college having suspended exercises from
Thursday until Monday in observance of
Dr. W, O. Neyi|lp, president of Clin
ton College, was jn the city for a day
during the past week, The College is
at present enjoying greater prosperity
perhaps than in its history, and Dr. Ne
ville speaks very encouragingly of the
future of this splendid Presbyterian in
TUE DOCTORS IN
Eighth Annual Meeting of the Tri-State
Medical Association at White
The eighth annual meeting of the
Tri-State Medical Association is in an
nual session at White Stone Springs
with a very large attendance of mem
bers and a number of prominent in
vited guests. A most excellent pro
gramme was prepared and the meeting
is a great success in every way. Be
sides strong delegations from North
and South Carolina and Virginia, the
three States embraced in the Associa
tion, many distinguished physicians and
specialists from Philadelphia, Cincin
nati, Atlanta and other cities are
present and participating in the discus
sion of the many subjects embraced in
Among the important papers to be read
is one by Dr. Isadore Schayer of
Laurens and one by Dr. J. H. Downey,
of Gainesville, Ga.
Dr. Rolfe E. Hughes of this city who
is Secretary of the Association, left for
White Stone Monday afternoon. Other
physicians of the city and county who
are attending the sessions are: Drs. J.
H. Teague, W. D. Ferguson, J. R.
Culbertson, B. F. Godfrey, S. F.
The condition ofv Mr. T. R. L. Gray,
of Lanford, who has been very ill for
several weeks, is reported to be ex
Mr. E. P. Minter is amung the sev
eral merchants who have been in the
northern markets for the past ten days
buying spring goods. He is expected
back this week.
Some important improvementa and
changes are being made on the interior
of the Red Iron Racket storerooms.
Mr. J. L. Hopkins leaves to-morrow
for Baltimore where he will spend seve
ral days selecting new goods for his
Mrs. H. L. Poole of Jonesville is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. L. B. Black well.
Mr. R. P. Sweeny, private secretary
to President N. B. Dial, was in the city
from Wares Shoals Saturday. Mr.
Sweeny recently held a government
posit ion with the Isthmian Canal Com
mission at Panama which he has re
signed to take the position he so ac
ceptably fdled before going to the Is
LAURHNS MEN SUE SOUTHERN.
Demand $10,000 Each for Being Ejected
Messrs John W. McKce, J. Y. Blakoly
and Gregg Jeans, traveling life insur
ance writers of this city, through attor
neys who were employed in Greenville,
hnvo pntofo/l anif against the Southern
Railroad Company for damages to the
amount of $10,000 each.
The plaintiffs ask damages in the
above amounts, alleging that they were
ejected from a Southern train a few
weeks ago at King's Mountain when
they had intended to get off at Gaff ney,
having bought tickets at Spartanburg
for the Cherokee town. In some unac
countable manner the plantiffs were
not informed of the train's arrival at
Gaff ney, and as neither had ever been in
that section before they did not know
when they passed their intended desti
nation. Upon learning that they had
passed Gaffney they demanded that
they be furnished transportation back
to that point. This was refused, and
the three passengers were ejected from
the train, thereby greatly inconven
iencing and humilitating the said plain
??The Shadow of the Alfacoo."
This is the name of a charming story
of Southern life and conditions before
and after the War Between the States,
by Rev. Thornwell Jacobs,. which will
be published serially in Bob Taylor's
Magazine, Nashville, Tenn. The inci
dents of the story have for their scene
South Carolina and such episodes as the
burning of Columbia and Sherman's
"March to the Sea" are used.
The author of "The Shadow of the
Attacoa" is a son of Dr. W. P. Jacobs
of Clinton and has recently taken up
his residence in Nashville.
In observance of Washington's birth
day highly interesting and appropriate
exercises, consisting of recitations,
songs, music, etc., were given Thurs
day afternoon by the pupils of Trinity
School, which is taught by Miss Lucia
At the Second Baptist Church.
Rev. L. B. Compton of Asheville, N.
C, is conducting a series of revival
meetings at the Second Baptist Church
this week. The services begin every
evening at half past seven o'clock.
See our cut price sale of odd White
S. M. & E. H. Wil res & Co.
? FIVE ARRESTS AT GOLDVILLE.
All Held for Trial In Magistrate's Court
On Serious Charges.
Monday morning the sheriff and his
deputy went to Goldville and placed un
der arrest John Cole, Vardie Mims and
his wife, Lizzie Mims, and Pressley and
Kit Mims, brothers of Vardie. They
are charged with assault and battery
and interferring with an officer of the
law in the discharge of his duty. Sher
iff Duckett turned them over to Magis
trate Milam of Hunter who held them
for trial in the proper bonds.
All these defendants are mill' opera
tives at Goldville except John Cole who
is employed as a farm overseer.
The whole trouble seems to have
started last Saturday at the Lydia Cot
ton Mill, Clinton, when the Mims boys
and Vardie Mims' wife are said to have
forcibly entered A. C. Cothran's house
and assaulted the entire family in a
brutal manner, Lizzie Mims using a
knife or razor on Cothran's wife, slash
ing her up considerably.
Warrants for their arrest were sworn
out and W. R. Arnold, police officer at
Lydia Mill, was deputized by the mag
istrate to execute the papers. On Sun
day morning Deputy Constable Arnold,
accompanied by three or four citizens
from the mill, drove down to make the
arrests. Vardie Mims was found and
arrested without difficulty, and was ieft
in the custody of one of the accompa
nying citizens while Deputy Constable
Arnold proceeded to locate the others
called for in the warrant. About this
time John Cole and Pressly Mims ap
peared on the scene, followed by sev
eral others. Without any special cere
monies or long drawn out preliminaries,
it is said that Pressley, Mims and Cole,
rescued Vardie Mims from the custody
of the officer at the point of a big pis
tol. A pretty hot scrimmage followed
this high-hand?d proceeding in which
Deputy Constable Arnold was disarmed
and pummeled over the head with his
own billy. He succeeded in recovering
the billy, but his pistol was kept. Under
these circumstances Arnold and his
men decided to retreat, and it is further
stated that as they drove off the Mims
party fired several times after them.
The Handkerchief Bazaar to be given
by the ladies of the Presbyterian church
Friday, March 2, will be held in the
store room next to M. H. Fowler's storo
instead of the McCord building as pre
Notice call of the County Auditor for
the meetings of the Board of Equaliza
tion and of the Township Assessors.
NAMES NEW BOARDS.
Dr. W. C. Irby of Latirens is Appointed
a Member of the Reformatory
Columbia, Feb. 26. ?The Governor to
day appointed a number of important
boards and commissions under new acts
of the legislature. He has just made
the following appointments:
Reformatory Commission ? J. L.
Mann, Florence; H. P. Archer, Charles
ton; A. C. Haskell, Columbia; Rev. Dr.
S. M. Smith, Columbia; L. O. Patter
son, Greenville; Dr. W. C. Irby, Lau
rens; Dr. T. A. Crawford, Rock Hill.
Fish Commission?James L. Rhett,
Beaufort, chairman; F. H. Weston,
Columbia; L M. Gasque, Marion.
Jamestown Exposition Commission
ers?W. E. Gonzales, Columbia, chair
man; T. R. Waring, Charleston; J. B.
Black, Bamberg; E. Marion Rucker,
Anderson: J. W. Nash, Spartanburg;
J. G. Richards, Camden; J. E. Nor
C. A. Savage, of Walterboro, is ap
pointed for the two year term on the
Board of Pardons, vice Wilson G. Har
vey, of Charleston, disqualified, on ac
count of being an alderman.
NEW WEIGHER AND MANAOER.
Mr. J. W. Henderson in Charge of Farm
ers and Merchants Warehouse.
Mr. James W. Henderson has suc
ceeded Mr. George L. Pitts as cotton
weigher and manager of the Farmers
and Merchants Bonded Warehouse, Mr.
Pitts having resigned to engage in
Mr. Henderson is a capable and pop
ular business man, and his many friends
will be pleased to see him in his new
Two Gray Court Deals.
Mr. J. N. Leak, the well known real
estate dealer, has bought Dr. A. R.
Hunter's home at Gray Court, the con
sideration being $2,500. Mr. fteak has
an office at Gray Court and he expects
to move to that town next December.
Meantime Dr. Hunter will continue to
occupy the residence.
On Saturday Mr. Leak 'sold Prof. A.
Q. Rice's house located in the town- of
Gray Court to Mr. John B. Owings for
See notice of the dissolution of part
nership of Cainc & Moorman, furniture
dealers, and continuance of the business
by Messrs. Cainc and Pitts. Note their
half page advertisement.
'Twill Be An Oxford Season!
The outside appearance of our shoes is made purposely attractive, so as to win favorable recognition at
once. The inside part is made so comfortable that once tried on, they're convincing of this fact.
No part is enriched at the expense of another. Beauty is said to be only skin deep, but
here it goes to the bone. All through, every part, seen and hidden, for looks
or for wear, there are no better shoes for the money. Take us up!
We have more styles than ever.
All the Dressy Features. Bright
or Dull Stocks. Ties, Sandals,
Plain and Fancy Pattern Oxfords.
"One Price Store."
Shoes, Hats, Men's Furnishings
Mr. J. E. Medlock, a son of Mr.
Frank Medlock, has accepted a position
with the Laurens Drug Co. as prescrip
tion clerk, and will begin his duties
there March 15th. Mr. Medlock has
had six years' experience in hie profes
sion, and will be welcomed back to
Laurens by his hosts of friends.
Mr. William Kerr, a Philadelphia
jeweler and optician, has been in cor
respondence with parties here with the
view of locating in this city. He has a
family and has decided to locate in
some Southern city. Laurens has been
practically determined upon and Mr.
Kerr expects to arrive about March 15.
Mrs. Rebecca L. Haynie and Mr. H.
Cole Osborne were married at the home
of the former at the Laurens Mills Si
day morning at 10 o'clock, the cere
mony being performed by the Rev. M.
Dr. A. J. Christopher is planning to
build a fine residence on West Main
The J. B. Kershaw Chapter, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, will
meet with the president, Miss Beulah
Balle, Monday afternoon, March 5.
THE WEEK'S SOCIETY EVENTS.
Miss Caine Compliments Her Visitors,
Misses Morgan and Thomas.
Miss Tallulah Caine has as her guests
two very charming and delightful visi
tors, Miss Pat Morgan of Chadbourne,
N. C, and Miss LucyeThomas, of Cape
Charles, Va. They arrived Tuesday
and will spend about three weeks in the
On Friday afternoon Miss Caine en
tertained at progressive euchre, 20
young married ladies of the city in
honor of her friends, Misses Morgan
The Caine home for this occasion was
most attractively decorated with quan
tities of small cherry trees, hatchets,
etc., carrying out in very pleasing ef
fect the Martha Washington scheme of
decorating. The score cards were
pretty hand-painted creations, bearing
a variety of strikingly beautiful colo
At the close uf the games a most
tempting salad course with ices and
bonbons was served.
On the same evening Miss Caine
again entertained, giving her young
friends a delightful euchre party, com
plimentary to her honored guests.?
Those invited to be present and make
the acquaintances of Misses Morgan and
Thomas were: Misses Bertha Wells,
Sallie Heyward, Helen Goggans, Lil
lier Stevens, Willie Jones, Lillian Irby,
Katherine Jones, Annie Gilkerson, Lila
Hart, Emmie Meng, Anna McNamara
of Denver, Colo., Rosa Lee Burton,
Annie and Sadie Richey, Ethel Sulli
van, May Little, Nannie Kate Hudgens,
Nellie Bolt, Mary Bowen, Pauline An
derson, Mayme Ferguson, Jennie Sulli
van, Edna Hardin of Chester; Messrs.
IL G. Wilborn, J. W. Dunklin, F. K.
Spratt, Earle Wilson, R. V. Irby, R.
E. Copeland, W. R. Richey, Jr., G. W.
Shell, Coke Gray, Oswald Andorson,
Willie Gilkerson, Gus Simmons, Pope
Irby, Goorgo Balle, Yancy Gilkerson,
A. C. Todd, A. W. Teague, Dr. C. A.
Ellett, J. Y. Garlington, Mr. and Mrs.
A. D. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Caine.
in honor ok miss mcnamau.a.
In honor of Miss Anna McNamara,
of Denver,Colo., who has been spending
the wlntor in Laurens with Mrs. E. P.
Minter, formerly of Denver, Miss Jose
phine Minter entertained informally
Dainty and artistic decorations greet
od the eye everywhere, and the pro
gramme of entertainment consisted in
playing a series of games, which pro
gressed from a number of beautifully
decorated tables. Tempting refresh
ments were served.
The guests were: Misses Emily Meng,
Tallulah Caine, Anna McNamara, An
nie Gilkerson, Sadie Richey, Ida Pat
rick, Willie Jones, Rosa Lee Burton,
Marjorie Gelder, Bessie Todd, Lillian
Irby; Messrs. H. G. Welborn, J. W.
Dunklin, Willie Richey, George Balle,
R. F. Fleming, Dr. Charles Ellett, R.
B. Pitts, Vance Irby, J. E. Minter, C.
bi.kgant 7 o'clock DINNER,*
Tuesday evening Mr. Charles W.
Tune, assistant enshier of the People's
Loan and Exchange Bank, gave a most
elegant dinner in celebration of his
48th birthday. Mr. Tune is one of the
most popular citizens in Laurens, and
his hosts of friends delight in doing
Those who enjoyed his and Mrs.
Tune's hospitality Tuesday evening
were: Col'. H. Y. Simpson, Dr. W. W.
Dodson, Hon. W. R. Richey, Dr. H. K.
Aiken, Dr. W. H. Dial, Capt. J. M.
Philpot, Messrs. P. A. Simpson, E. H.
Wilkes, II. B. Kennedy, W. R. Mc
Cuen, J. W. Todd, L. G. Balle, T. F.
The city schools were given a full
holiday in honor of Washington's birth
The King's Daughters gave one vi
their popular mid-winter picnics at the
graded school building Thursday night,
which was largely attended and a de
light fid success la every respect. A
charming musical programme was ren
dered and the various attractive booths
provided were well patronized as one of
the principal features of the occasion.
Tin; unkht bver.
Maro, prlneo of magic, mystery, etc.,
accompanied by his splendid saxophone '
quartette, appeared at the Lauren^
Mill auditorium Thursday evening, de
lighting a largo arul appreciative audi
ence. Tile attraction Was one if the
1 regular lyceum number* for the MMQTh
Gco. Hasty Charged With
THE TRIAL DAY 8 ET.
Defendant Killed Two Theatrical Men i.i
His Own Hotel Last December
Gaffney, Feb. 2C?The grand jury re
turned a true bill for murder againt'.
George Hasty to-day and this afternoon
he was arraigned for trial over the oL ?
jection of his counsel. Hasty i in ?
dieted for the murder of Milan Den
nett and Abbott Davison of the
"Nothing But Money" theatrical
Defendant found a little defect in the
tortuous bill of indictment, but the
court, It. W. Memminger, a clean cut
man with large gray eyes made an or
der of amendment.
There was a stir and a great deal of
rubbering when the sheriff conducted
George Hasty to the dock and took the
handcuffs off of him. Hasty was well
dressed and groomed, indeed, fastid
iously. The object of all eyes, he wa \
not in the least frustrated. When his
counsel objected to the arraignment,
precipitating a little argument, his
eyes went from lawyer to lawyer with
out wincing and with grave interest in
the discussion. The judge overruled
the objection to arraignment, and the
clerk commanded Hasty to stand up.
Mr. H. K. Osborne, of his counsel,
stood by him and prompted his response,
"Not guilty," etc., which he repeated
in low tones. He is quite a handsome
young man, chesty and nervy and if ho
continues to carry himself with the
same gravity, he will impress the jury
The defendant took advantage of the
three days which the statutes allow him
between arraignment and trial, and the
case, therefore is set for trial Thurs
FOUNTAIN INN HAS A FIRE.
Mcknight's Store Burned Entailing a
Fountain Inn, Feb. 21.?At 5 o'clock
this morning lire was discovered in the
basement of the general merchandise
store occupied and owned by F. E. Mc
Knight, one of the leading merchant ;
of Fountain Inn. At the time the ftra
was discovered it had gained such head -
way that it was impossible to enter the
store and no means were available for
Mr. McKnight had no insurance and
sustained a losss of $10,000, and the
linns of A. G. Edwards & Bro., Li. G.
Hughes and Scruggs' Racket store will
have considerable loss duo to damago
to goods in removing them from their
stores, having occupied the adjacc ..
Tho building which was occupied by
Scruggs' Racket store and owned by
J. P. Kellet was torn down in a re
markably short time by scores of will
ing hands. This was done to prevent
the spread of tho (lames. As it was
wooden building and centrally local I
it oll'ored the greatest danger and ha !
it remained standing it is, highly proba
ble that the entire business portion of
Fountain Inn would this morning be in
Sec our ad on White China.
S. M. & E. H. W ilk es & Co.
First to come gets the choice of our
White China specials. They want last
long at the prices we have on them.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Loss of $10,000.
Wanted?To sell eggs for hatching
from Barred Plymouth Rock, premium
winners, 15 for 75 cents. Address John
A. Mnhon, Alma, S. C.
Wanted?To sell at once good cow
fresh in milk. R. L. Young, Mount
ville, S. C, R. F. D. No. I. 30 It.
FOR sale Eggs from thoroughbred
Silver Laced Wyandottes. 50cents per
setting, in eggs. D. E. Todd, Lau
rens, R. F. D. No. 1. 30 It.
BEARDLESS BARLEY Pure beard
less Hurley Seed and Orange and Ambei
Cane Seed for sale at M. 11. Fowler's,
Laurens, S. C. 30-11,
FOR SALE -For cash, Siding, Floor
ing, Ceiling, Sash, Doors, Etc See
me and get prices before buying else
where. C. H. Duckott or Toy Gnrrett,
at Hunter's Store, Laurens, S. C.
HORSES AND MULE.3 -Maastrs. W.
P. and .1. I). Childrosa, of Childresa
Bros., are in Tennessee thin week buy*
ing horses and mules for their trade.
White Sale closes Saturday night,
March 3rd. Special values this weck?
He sure to attend the last v ek of
the White Sale. Closes Saturday night.
March 3rd. The Huh.
If you have not ho?n to the. White
Sale don't fail to attend this woek. TIm
FOR SALE Early Charleston Wake
Held Cabbage Plants, tough, hearty.
Open air grown; $1.50 thousand f. o. b.
Laurens, J. w. Donnon, R. F. D, No.
Laurens, S. 0. 28-4t
For SALE Com In the ear. Wi.W
make it to your Interest to see me b
fore buying, V/. D. Barksdnle, Mau
ren?, S. C. 25 7t.
FOR SALE I- Silver Lao<-Wyamfott.
Eggs from choice hu\ls. Biltmore ?
HoYtzhousen stock ?$"L00 for 16.
FOR SALE ! Buff i)r pin ton Kggs for
silling Pure bred and good strain
$2.00 for setting of U>.
M'?s Irene Ray?
Geo, M. Davis.
Clinton, S. C.
Laurens,. S. Cfc