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United States Senator Jeff Davis and
Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Helm, of
Arkansas, engaged in a .street fight in
Little Rock last Tuesday. The alterca
tion was provoked by some charges
against Helm made by Davis in the re
cent State campaign. Senator Davis
was arrested and fined $25 for fighting
and carrying a pistol.
Four hundred Clemson cadets cele
brated All Fools Day by refusing to at
tend College and spending the day on
the green at Pendleton.
The students of the Furman Fitting
School fooled the professors on April 1.
They spent the day on Reedy river, in
stead of at their desks in the class
Tho Southern Power Co., with its
plant located on Catawba river, near
Rock 11 ill. is extending its lines fur
ther and further and in various direc
tions. The latest move is the construc
tion of a line to Greenville. Dr. W.
Gill Wylie, cf New York, is president
of the Company.
Representative Frank Clark, of
Florida, thrashed a rude young man in
Washington last Tuesday for slamming
n hotel door and crushing tho hand of
Mrs. Clark. The.yojung- Vfiftft,-&?-yet
unknown, turned to apologize to Mrs.
Clark, but Mr. Clark said he did nut
want any ipology from one so rude,
whereupon the representative was
knocked down. But Mr. Clark was
soon on his feet'and had the young fel
low by the throat, and gave him a
By a vote of 277 to 44 the Greenwood
school district voted an extra 2-mill
levy last Thursday. This is to increase
the capacity of the city schools, which
have long been inadequate.
Mr. E. D. Smith, the cotton man,
has hurried back from the West be
cause the price of cotton had taken
such a slump and "it was of the utmost
importance that I should get a better
personal idea of the real situation."
The old dispensary property in Co
lumbia is advertised for sale, the upset
price being $75,000.
Erskine College defeated Clinton in a
baseball contest Thursday by a score of
9 to 8.
Representative Ileflin, of Alabama,
who shot the negro in Washington last
week, has given $3,000 bond for his ap
pearance in court.
The Senate committee on public
buildings and grounds on April 1 or
dered reported bills for new buildings
at Muskogee, Okla., $265,000; Abbe
ville, S. C, $75,000; Miami, Fla., $76,
The Populist party has nominated the
Hon. Thomas E. Watson, of Georgia,
for President of the United Sates, and
for vice president Hon. Samuel Wil
liams, of Indiana.
Rev. Edwin M. Poteat, D. D., presi
dent of Furman University, was elected
president of the Sunday School Conven
tion for the ensuing year.
The Ncwberry Cotton Mills Com
pany, manufacturing sheetings, shirt
ings and drills, is stated to have de
cided upon installing an additional 10,
000 spindles and 300 looms. It is not
known whether such additional equip
ment will necessitate new buildiugs be
ing erected. The present equipment
consists of about 23,000 ring spindles,
718 broad and 182 narrow looms.
Vernon L. Stancil, a young white
man of Sumter, committed suicide Fri
day night by shooting himself through
the head. No cause is assigned for the
Lawrence Marlev a young white
man, sljot and killed John Warlock,
also wounded Jetf Warleck, whites, in
a barber shop at Yorkville last Satur
The handsome $13,500 residence of
Mr. J. Dexter Brown, in Anderson, was
totally destroyed by lire Saturday. In
An Exciting Runaway.
The most exciting incident of the
week was the mad dash of Mr. R. W.
Nichols' horse through the public square
Friday morning. Mr. Nichols was rid
ing in his buggy up South Harper
street when his horse became fright
ened at something, no one knows ex
actly what, in front of F. K. Spratt's
warehouse, and bounded off toward the
square at a furious gait. Mr. Nichols,
who under ordinary circumstances can
control almost any horsp for he is an
experienced horseman, on account of
long protracted illness and his conse
quent physical weakness was unable to
. check him in the slightest. Arriving in
front of the Palmetto Drug Store Mr.
Nichols, seeing that he was going to
run into an automobile and some car
riages in front of the hotel, pulled with
all his might on the right rein, endeav
oring to swerve the course of the fren
zied animal, run him into the court
house walls and kill him. This was
partially accomplished in so far as
somewhat checking the horse's speed
was concerned, but only partially, for
the horse turned, striking one corner of
the building, fell, but regaining his feet
made off toward Mr. M. H. Fowler's
store. Between the court house and
Mr. Fowler's store Mr. Nichols fell
out of tho buggy, sustaining several
bruises but no serious hurt.
The horse, dragging the wrecked
.buggy, ran on to the sidewalk in front
of Mr. Fowler's store, broke out a
small show window and fell sprawling
on the cement walk. Here he was
caught by some of the on-lookers. A
remarkable incident was that Mr. Fow
ler's dray horse, standing at tho curb
in front of the store, did not move a
peg in spite of the fact that the run
away horse ran in between him and the
The buggy was badly torn up, the
horse sustained a few scratches, and
Mr. Nichols was bruised a little by his
fall. His escape from more seriors
hurt was miraculous.
The Jumping Off Place.
"Consumption had me in its grasp,
and I had almost reached tho jumping
off place, when I was advised to try
Dr. King's New Discovery; and I want
to say right now it saved my life, im
provement began with the first bottle,
and after taking one dozen bottles I
was a well and happy man again," says
George Moore, of GrimesTand, N. C.
As a remedy for coughs and colds and
healer of weak, sore lungs, and for
preventing pneumonia, New Discovery
I supremo. 50c and $1 nt Laurens
Drug (k>. and Palmetto Drug Co. Trial
Delegates to S. 5. Convention.
Four delegates from Lauterts were
commissioned to attend the convention
of Sunday school workers of this State,
which met in Union last week, from
Wednesday to Friday. They were:
Messrs, A. C. Todd, W. L. Gray and
C. C. Featherstone; and Miss Bessie Ro
land. Mr. Featherstone is mentioned
thus hy the Spartanburg Journal:
"C. C. Featherstone, a well-known
lawyer of Laurena and prohibition can
didate for governor, was in the city a
short time this morning on his way to
Union to attend the State Sunday
School Convention, which convenes
there today. Mr. Featherstone was a
candidate for governor several years
ago, and received a big vote throughout
the State. His friends say that he is
stronger now than when he made his
first race for governor. Mr. Feather
stone is for straight-out prohibition.''
Pythians Elected Delegates.
At a meeiing of Laurens Lodge No.
43, Knights of Pythias, Monday night
the following delegates to the Grand
Lodge were elected: Messrs. C. C.
Featherstone and W. R. Riehev, Sr.;
with Messrs. C. F. Brooks and M. L.
Delegates to the district convention
_a? Clifton were also elected at the meet
ing Monday night. They are as foltows:
Messrs. G. L. Pitts, Jno. F. Bolt, J. F.
Tolbert, and W. B. Sloan. These dele
gates were authorized to appoint their
substitutes in case they are unable to
attend. The district convention meets
on April 17th at Clifton.
Mr. W. R. Richey, Sr. was nominated
District Deputy Chancellor Commander
for the ensuing term, instead of Mr. M.
L. Nash whose term expired and who
declined re-nomination. Mr. Richey
will be appointed upon this nomination.
Mr. J. B. Carlisle of Spartanburg,
who is the D. D. G. C. of this district,
was a distinguished visitor at the meet
ing Monday night.
Attention, Democratic Clubs.
The presidents of the several Demo
cratic clubs are notified to call their re
spective clubs together on Saturday,
28th inst., for the purpose of re-organ
izing and to elect officers, and to ap
point the several committees, and to
elect delegates to the county conven
tion that meets on the first Monday in
May next. The basis of representation
is one delegate for every twenty-five
members and one delegate for a ma
jority fraction thpreof. *
R. A. COOPER, County Chm'n.
W. T. CREWS, Sec'y.
April 1, 1908.
A Loyal Friend of The Advertiser.
To the Editor of THE Advertiser:
In my article of last week, mention-,
ing only a few of the very faithful;
friends of The Advertiser, I pur
posely omitted all of those in the town
of Laurens, for the very good reason
that nearly all the people of the town
have been the paper's steadfast friends,
but I think I might make one exeep-.
tion. Mr. L. G. Balle used to canvass
for The Advertiser in its early days,
and placed many a good man on the '
subscription list. When city clerk he
was always the paper's friend, and is'
its friend still. He subscribes for five
copies for members of his family who
have left Laurens. A dozen sifch men,
as devoted to a newspaper as this fine,
old veteran has been, would insure its
success in any county, because they
would bring other friends to it.
W. W. BALL.
Economy in 1908.
Pure Linseed Oil costs much less sold
from the barrel than it does put up in
tin cans as Mixed Paint. In the nrst
instance you pay 60 cents per gallon; in
the second $1.60. Now mix 3 gallons
of pure linseed oil with 4 gallons of
L. & M. Paint and you have, ready for
use, 7 gallons of tV' best paint made,
at a cost of only $1.20 a gallon. Done
in 2 minutes.
L. & M. Paint Agencies:
J. H & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 35-2t
Fountain Inn to Vote on School Issue.
The Greenville News has the follow
ing item, which will be of interest to
"Mr. S. P. Wells, chairman of the
county registration board, yesterday
furnished the trustees of Fountain Inn
precinct a copy of the registered voters
there, for the purpose of holding an
election to issue school bonds It is the
hope of many citizens of Fountain Inn
that they can carry the election and
have a new school building."
Pain anywhere can be ouickly stopped
by one of Dr. Shoop's Pink rain lab
lets. Pain always means congestion ?
unnatural blood pressure. Dr. Shoop's
Pink Pain Tablets simply coax congest
ed blood a\tfay from pain centers. 'I hese
Tablets?known by druggists as Dr.
Shoop's Headache Tablet? ? simply
equalize the blood circulation, and then
pain always departs in twenty minutes.
20 tablets 25c. Write Dr. Shoop, Ra
cine, Wis., for free package. Sold by
Palmetto Drug Co.
Civil Service Examination.
Postmaster George S. McGravy, as
sisted by Mr. J. Y. Wallace, of the Lau
rens postoffice, conducted a civil ser
vice examination Saturday morning for
the Rfd service, there being a vacancy
on Laurens route No. 4. The examina
tion was taken by twenty-three appli
cants. The papers have been for
warded to Washington, and announce
ment of the successful applicant will be
made by the department within a week
"Health Coffee' is really the closest
coffee imitation ever yet produced. This
clever coffee Substitute was recently
Eroduced by Dr. Shoop of Racine, Wis.
Tot a grain of real coffee in it. Health
coffee is made from pure toasted cereals
with malt, nuts, etc. Really it would
fool an expert who might drink it for
coffee. No twenty to thirty minutes'
tedious boiling. "Made in a minute"
says the doctor. Sold by J. M. Philpot.
Salcsday, and Nothing Sold.
Monday was Salcsday in Laurens, and
not a piece of property was sold at
public auction. This is rather an un
usual occurrence for any court house
town, and speaks well for the general
condition of the county, revealing a
prosperous state of affairs upon which
Laurens is to be congratulated. This
is especially well-pleasing, in view of
the "hard times" last fall and the past
winter. Laurens is certaily not going
down under the hammer of the auc
Weak women get prompt and lasting
help by using Dr. Snoop s Night Cure.
These soothing, healing, antiseptic sup
positories, with full information how
to proceed, are interestingly told of in
my book "No. 4 for Women." The
book and strictly confidential medical
advice is entirely free. Simply write
Dr. BhOOP, Racine, Wis., for my book
No. 4. Sohl by Palmetto Drug Co.
With Hie American Pleel.
Mr. Oxtner Campbell, %e young son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Campbell, who
is with the American fleet on its long
cruise around the world, has sent to a
representative of Tub Adykrtiser a
letter describing the voyage from
Hampton* Roads to Magdalena Bay.
Mr. Campbell is on the battleship Rhode
Island, and he says the trip so far has
.been marve'ously grand. At the var
ious ports visited the fleet has attract
ed the attention of government offi
cials, and apparently the entire popu
lace have turned out to do them honor.
It will be almost another year before
the fleet will return, if the present pro
gramme is carried out. Young Camp
bell says he is in good health and is
having a good tiir.*?.
A Beautiful Woman.
Her surroundings should be in har
mony, and can best be made so by a
well-kept home. Tho L. & M. Pure
Paint makes the borne beautiful. It
preserves it and prevents decay. The
cost per gallon, ready for use, is only
$1.20. It wears for ten years and
longer. Thirty-three years of continu
ous use is evidence.
L. & M. Paint Agents:
J. H. & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 35-2t
Spent Winter in Florida.
Mr. J. Wells Todd, cashier of the
Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank, and
one of the most prominent citizens of
Laurens, returned Monday from Flor
ida, whither he went last November to
rest and recuperate his somewhat im
paired health, his nervous system hav
ing been more or less effected. He re
turns greatly benefited, is much
stronger and is probably stouter than
he has been in years. Mrs. Todd, who
spent a great deal of the winter with
her husband, also returned Monday.
Thousands have pronounced Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea the greatest
healing power on earth. When medical
science fails it succeeds. Makes you
well and keeps you well. Tea or lab
lets, 35 cents. Palmetto Drug Co.
Mr. L. H. Farnham, a prominent
druggist of Spirit Lake, Iowa, says:
"Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are certainly the best thing on
the market for constipation." (live
these tablets a trial. You are certain
to find them agreeable and pleasant in
effect. Price, 25 cents. Samples free.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
A Cross Anchor Calf.
W. M. Hembrce, of Cross Anchor
township, has a remarkable calf which
at four days old, measures forty-seven
inches in length, thirty-six inches in
height and thirty-six inches in girth.
It has attracted considerable attention;
many of the neighbors have gone to sec
it.? Carolina Spartain.
* usicale Friday Night.
A musicale will be given at the Grad
ed school building by some of the best
home talent, assisted l?v Mrs. F. G.
Wiliard of Spartanburg, for the benefit
of the Ladies Aid Society of the Pres
byterian church, on Friday night, the
10th instant. The public is cordially in
vited to attend. General admission 2fic;
children under M years IGc.
Prof. Dobson Entertains Teachers
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Dobson entertain
ed the teachers of the graded school Fri
day afternoon at an enjoyable reception.
A three-course luncheon, consisting of
salads, ices, coffee and cheese straws,
was served by Misses Hettie Lake and
Kittie Owings. Those who enjoyed the
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Dobson
were: Misses Emily Meng, Eva Brown
lee. Willie Gray Harris, Bertha Wells,
Helen Goggans, Dorcas Calmes, Bessie
Bird, Maggie Hudgens, Laura Barks
dale, Amelia Kennedy, Janie Colvin
and Bessie Peatross.
The rooms were prettily decorated
with spring Mowers, and at this season
! the eltect was especially pleasing. "The
'. afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by
I all those present.
Be sure to see our line of Refrigera
tors, in different sizes, before you buy,
as it will be money saved for you now
and in the future.
S. M. & E. IL Wilkes & Co.
Be sure to let us show you our new
line of Mattings and Rugs, in dijjerent
designs and colors.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
DEATH OF MR. W. 0. GAM BREUL
Former Laurens Citizen Dies of Apoplexy
News was received in Laurens last
Wednesday of the death of Mr. Wil
liam' G. Gambrell, of Greenwood, but
formerjy of this county. Mr. Gambrell
was born and reared in the Princeton
section in Laurens county, and w
well known and highly respected he s.
His many friends and acquaihtan
were grieved to hear of his sudden re.
The State of Thursday has the fol
"Mr. William a. Gambrel, a promi
nent citizen and business man of this
town, died today at his residence on
South Main street, from an attack of
"Few in town knew of his illness un
til late this morning, and the news of
his death was a great shock. He was
in his store until about 11 o'clock, when
he wont home feeling unwell, but in
sisted that he would soon bo all right.
Later in the evening grave symptoms
developed, and he grew worse Until the
"Mr. Gambrell came to Greenwood
about twelve years ago, and estab
lished the first exclusive hardware
store here. His business grew until
now it is one of the best known con
cerns of its kind anywhere in this sec
tion. The store was an incorporated
concern and Mr. Gambrell was presi
"When t'nu Farmers' & Merchants'
Bank was organized he was elected its
first president, and served in that ca
pacity for several years, having x*e
signed a few years since. He was a
member of the board of directors of
the bank at the time of his death.
"At different periods he was a mem
ber of the city council and a member
of the board of trustees of the city
"He always took an active interest
in the development of the town.
"Mr. Grmbrel was twice married.
His first wife was Miss McCullough of
the well known family of that name of
Greenville county. Two children were
born of this marriage -Misses Helen
and Mary. They, with his widow, who
was Miss Minnie Withers, of Camden,
survive him. He is also survived by
two brothers?J. Capers Gambrell,
cashier of the bank of Ware Shoals,
and John Gambrel, of Princeton ?and a
sister, Mrs. Kay. of Honea Path.
"Mr. Gambrell was about 47 years
old. The funeral will be held from the
Methodist church here tomorrow after
noon at 5 o'clock. Mr. Gambrell was
widely known over the State."
That languid, lifeless feeling that
conies with spring and early summer
can be quickly changed to a feeling of
buoyancy and energy by the judicious
use of Dr. Shoop's Restorative. The
Restorative is a genuine tonic to tired,
run-down nerves, and but a few doses
is needed to satisfy the user that Dr.
Shoop's Restorative is actually reach
ing that tired spot. The indoor life of
winter nearly always leads to sluggish
bowels and to sluggish circulation in
general. The customary lack of exer
cise and outdoor air ties up the liver,
stagnates the kidneys, and ofttimes
weakens the heart's action. Use Dr.
Shoop's Restorative a few weeks and
all will be changed. A few days' test
will tell you that you are using the right
remedy. You will easily and surely note
the change from day to day. Sold by
Palmetto Drug Co.
See our line of Window Shades, in
different designs, sizes and colors, with
fringe and insertion at money-saving
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Weak Kidnoys. surely point to woak kidnoy
Nerves. The Kidneys, llko thelHoart, and the
Stomach, find their weakness, not In the organ
itself, but in the nervos that control and guide
und strengthen thorn. Dr. Shoop's Restorative la
Wk medicine specifically prepared to reach these
controlling nerves. To doctor tho Kidneys alono.
Is futile. It is a waste of time, and of monoy as
If your back aches or Is wen'?. If tho urine
real? Is. or is dark and strong, if yov .vo symptoms
of Bright* or other distressing or dangerous kid
ney disease, try Dr. Shoop's Restorative n month
Tablets or Liquid?and see what it can and will
do for you. Druggist recommend and sell
DR. CLIFTON JON KS
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86: Residence 219.
"I wrote you for advice," writes Lelia Hagood,
of Sylvia, Term., "about my terrible backache and
monthly pains in my abdomen and shoulders. I
had suffered this way nine years and five doctors
had failed to relieve me. On your advice I aook
Wine of Cardui, which at once relieved my pains
and now 1 am entirely cured. I am sure that
Cardui saved my life."
It is a safe and reliable remedy for all female
diseases, such as peri
odical pains, irregulari
ty, dragging down sen
sations, headache, diz
ziness, backache, etc.
Write us a ICIICf <*<eifrlMng nil
your symptoms, an/ v;o will semi you
l?ree Advice, In pl.iin sealed envelope.
Address: Lndlei Advisory Department,
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chat!?
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At Every Drug Store in $1.00 bottles. Try it.
Tou huro tri?4 nil klnrlfl of pill*. f"**U)pA rr"u?"V' 1*$??S
k/& 'll n, ver ML EndedCf t u t nil G<''" ??????* ItOWUtlOO-t 10? maVn y
BETTER THAN PILLS TOR LiVER ILLS.
Tm A. H. Lewis Medicine Co.*
St. Louis. Mo*
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Palmetto Drug Co
HERE'S YODR SH0I:c
If you want \\V
ferent" in Sf
army of gooa root su.u_
Poor Shoes get no shelf room
here, we assure you.
The new Spring Shoes are
in?High or Low cut?the best
to be had.
The best of Leathers?the best of Shoe
making?the best of every feature that con
tributes to the making of Shoes of excellence.
Then, to cap the climax of our inducements, we name such
reasonable prices as
$3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $5.00 OR $6.00.
"Same old prices?" you'll say. Yes, but not the same old
Shoes?no, sir, not by a long shot.
Just step in and see if they are.
If you are not one of the fortunate ones who have already made
their Easter purchases from our attractive lines of the newest mer
chandise we want to say to you that you can come feeling confident
that you will find a line here which for variety of styles and range of
prices will meet your highest expectations.
Dress Goods and Silks.
Elegant Pongee Silks - ? Qq
Great variety in shades
in Suisine Silk -
China Silks, elegant line
Fancy Waisting Silks,
big line, -
Specially wide Black Taf- o (\ ~
feta Silks, the $1 kind, O VC
New Voiles, in new col
ors, brown, Copenha- <g| (\(\
gen blue and others, %P*?vP"
Fine line Eolines, sy c fa?
very pretty, - LUOUt
Big line Black Goods,
all prices from -
25c to $1.50
Panamas, new shades,
a very fine line,
50c to $1.00
Elegant line Mohair in
the new shades,
50c to $1.00
FRIDAY i SATURDAY
Big line Floral Lawns,
worth up to 8 1-oc,
while they last -
Big line heavy bleached | Qr
Bath Towels - I VC
Big line Torchon Lace,
worth up to l()c,
Big range of colors In
heavy Silk Sash Rib
bons, 25c quality, Frl
day and Saturday special *
In fact everything you need to
complete your Easter outfit.
For the Next
That Easter Suit.
The all absorbing topic now is the new Spring Suit.
VVc are selling1 a great many suits, which is a good index thai
our styles and prices are right. You will be well dressed if
you have on one of our #15.00, $18.00 ov $20.00 nobby Suits
on Raster morning.
A great line of men's and young men's Suits at $10.00
We are showing the most complete l'ne < >dd Pant wc
have ever had. Kxtra values $1.98, $3.00, #3,50, $5.00, $6.00
? HATS?The latest Blocks in soft and stiff Hals # i.Oo
SHIRTS- The famous Lion brand Shirts for men?
the best Shirt for #1.00?in plain while and neat stripes,
checks and figures.
TIES?The newest at 25c and 50c.
Voile Skirts and Silk Petticoats.
Prcsh arrival of new Voile .Skirts from a leading
manufacturer just received. .See them.
See our guaranteed Petticoats at $5.00.
Our line of Ladies' and Children's Oxfords is com
plete and comprises the best styles from the leading manu
facturers. It will pay you to buy Shoes here.
Ladies'Oxfords, in patent, vici and tan, ?3.00 to
Ladies' Oxfords, good value, $1.50, %2 OO, %2.$0.
Men's (>x fords ?3.00, #3.50. #4.00 and H 5 " <>?
Roys' < ixfords $1.50, $2.00, /'2.50 and fry .<>.
It Will Pay You to Trade With Us.
J. E. MINTER & BRO
The Reliable Store.