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Leaders of Low Prices.
We are making good cur promise to make Lauren's
the cheapest Grocery market in South Carolina. We
are setting the pace and feel that we are deserving of
your patronage for that reason. We are selling on
such a close margin that we are simply compelled to
get the volume of business to make even a living profit.
You help yourself when you help us. You can't re
fuse to look into our proposition.
All merchandise is advancing rapidly and there is
no prospect of any decline. Flour is higher one dollar
a barrell since January first. Corn, Oats and Meal are
climbing, the only thing that hasn't gone up is our
We are selling Flom by the single sack fifty cents
a barrell cheaper than any good mill will sell a solid
car load, simply giving the consumers of Laurens
county the benefit of our purchases made when stuff
was lower, and will continue to do so as long as it last.
Come in while the water is warm and get your
share, it's here for you. All you need is a little cash.
Very Special for This WeeR
We are going to sell to every cus
tomer who comes into our store, 10 pounds
to each man.
Brown Mule Tobacco by the caddy
How does a price of ninety cents a
hundred hit you for good Hay.
Our competitors say we are fools for giving stuff
away and are bound to bust. We appreciate their in
terest but are going to try to fool them, and we will
do it too if we get the support we deserve.
We have in house and in transit one hundred bar
rels Shelton Mills half patent flour, one hundred barrels
Liberty Mills half patent flour, two hundred barrels
"Our Leader" best patent flour, one thousand bushels
barn dry mixed corn, the kind that won't make your
Five hundred bushels clean white oats, six hun
dred bushels Unknown Peas, two hundred bushels cane
seed, Amber and Orange, forty thousand pounds first
quality hay. And there is plenty more where the above
We want to see you and tell you all about it.
Yours For Cheap Prices
Laurens Wholesale Grocery Co.
OXINER CAMPBELL HAS
At the- ago of 22 Oxlner Campbell,
the only son of Mr. ami Mrs. William
A. Campbell of this city, has had an
experience and enjoys a distinction!
that lias never come to a Laurena hoy.
On the 22nd of February young Camp
bell, as a sailor in the United States
navy, completed a trip around the
world on the battleship Rhode island,
one of the sixteen vessels composing
the American Heel which returned to
Hampton Roads last month from its
celebrated cruise encircling the globe.
Young Campbell, together with the
rest of the blue jackets and officers of
the different ships comprising the
fleet, will during the spring, be given
a month's furlough, and it is of Course
Mr. Campbell's intention to spend his
vacation with his parents in I aureus.
His friends, as well as the (? id par.
cuts, will be delighted to see im and
welcome him home.
Count) Teachers' Mooting.
The February meeting of the Tooch.
era' association was held Saturday
morning at the graded school build
ing witli an unusually large attend
ance of teachers and unite a number
of trustees present. The meeting
was presided over by President II. I ..
.tones, and the programme, covering
unite n variety of school topics, was
carried out with a few minor changes.
Dr. Dial In Washington.
Washington. Feb. 21, Mr. X. I!.
Dial, president of tin- Ware Shoals
cotton mills, and prominent in hank
Ing and other circles in Laurons, is
In the city. Mr. Dial is anxious to
secure certain authority in connection
with the dOVOlopemoill of South Carol
inn water power, bill finds that it is
too late to accomplish anything in the
The I.am; us Wholesale Grocer) Co.
This now enterprise, under tie: man?
age men I of .Mr. R, Coko Oray, has
met with encouraging success, and is
now one of the established businesses
of the city. Mr. dray has something
to say to The Advertiser readers In
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
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Probably the iuokI brilliant after
noon reception of the season was
tendered Thursday afternoon by Mrs.
('. M. Clarke to her many friends in
the city. The hours were from I to G,
du ring which time the Clarke home
<m West Main street was the scene
of happiest social intercourse. In all.
the guests numbered 150.
Ph? guests were mel at the door by
Misses Edmonln Qnrrott ami Iraogene
\Y likes, conducted into the hall where
were Mosdames Jones, Alken and
league, thence they were escorted in
to the pallors where they met the
receiving party: Mesdames C. M.
Clarke. C. \V. Tune. W. R. McCtien,
T. Poster Simpson, A. C. Todd, K. 1).
Langston and Misses I.ila Hart and
Sue Dean. The following ladies
presided in the dining room, serving
refreshments: Mrs. B. H. Wilkes and
Misses Janie Colvin, Minnie Hahh,
Kessle Roland, Laura Harksdale and
Elizabeth Richey. Coffee was served
by Mrs. C. C. Alhrlght and Mrs. W. H.
Anderson. The refreshments consist
ed of a delicious salad course.
Tlie halls and parlors of the house
were beautifully decorated in various
designs, the parlors being In red and
White, with soft candle light, while
many lovely palms and ferns, together
with ivy tastefully entwined, created
an exquisitely beautiful scene. In the
dining room the colors were yellow
and white, with Jonqullls, and the light
were tlte soft glow of candles. As
each lady left the dining room she was
given a dainty souvenir of violets.
Iniring the hours of receiving Mrs.
M. Luther Roper rendered a number
of beautiful piano selections, contrib
uting much to the enjoyment of the
One of the most pleasent meetings
n;' the Fortnightly Social Club was
held Thursday aternoon with Mrs. A.
('. Todd us the gracious hostess. Mrs.
Todd was assisted In receiving by Miss
[Jessie ''"Id and Mrs. Crcswell (Jar
llllgton. The pallors and reception
hall of the Todd home were beautifully
decorated, the color scheme carried
ea; being yellow and wiiite. Many
Interesting and skillful games of na
tions were played, alter Which a sump
ItlOUS salad course with coffee was
Those present were: Mosdnmes a.
n Gray, C. f. Rankin; w. if. Washing
ton, Lnmnr smith. R. P. Minier, it. F.
Jones, c. c. Fenthorstone, R. 13, Dnbb,
I. (). C. Fleming; M18868 Mary .1. Todd.
D?rens Colmes, Llln Hart. Willie
Join s, Annie Gllkei'Hon, Kmlly Meng.
Resale Byrd, Janie Colvin, I.ynt Jones,
Blln and Mcssie Roland.
On Tuesday mornini' Mrs. It. Flem
ing .'ones tendered to 13 of her friends
a most delightful luncheon, the tea
turcs of which were commemorations
of February 22. the anniversary of
Washington's birthday. Few hyims
In the city are more elegantly furnish
ed and conveniently arranged for the
reception of guests than this one, and
when added to the well known skill !
of Mrs. .tones as an entertainer, the
success <>f any social occasion there
is n foregone conclusion.
The amusements of the morning was
(Ivo games of trail, the BCOI'es being
kept on tiny hnnd-painted hatches.
Mrs. \V. I?. Ferguson was the most
fortunate in the game ami received as
reward a package of candy, encased
in a prettily designed cherry stump. .
Mrs. A. Dial Gray won the booby prize,
a gilt hatchet. All the guests were
then invited to cut for the consolation
prize, similar in design ami kind to
that won by Mrs. Ferguson. Mrs. .1.
II. Tongue was the lucky one. A live
course luncheon was daintily served,
and after coffee, candy was passed
around in individual cases -Father
Washington hats with cockades cm one
side the triangle, together with hatch
ets and cherries. The red, white and
blue colors were prominent in till the
A very interesting meeting of the
Daughters of the Confederacy was
held on Monday afternoon with Mis.
John F. Holt. After the business of
the meeting had been transacted. In
structive papers were read by Mes
dames c. c. Featherstone, H. K. Aiken
and .lohn F Bolt. These papers
showed Careful study and preparation
and were WCli received and discussed
by the members present.
When the meeting adjourned Misses
Sarah Holt and Mary Sullivan entered
the parlors with dainty trays, from
Which they served delicious sherry
ice cream and cake, then coffee with
Those present wen-: MesdamoS .1.
II. Teaguo, 0. Sullivan, T. i>. Darling
ton, c. m. Clarke. W. II. Gllkerson, .1.
(). C. Fleming. Warren Holt. Ii. K.
Aiken. C. C. Featherstone, W. I). Fer
guson, Brooks Swygort, lt. F. Cope
Inild, R. H. Bell ami \V. R. Kb hey:
Misses Bessie Roland, Minnie Babb,
Maymo Ferguson and Julia Ollkerson.
PIRK AT (MMON SI NDVV.
Collage Belonging to >ir. A. M. Cepc
land is Burned,
The alarm of fin' sounded about
; seven o'clock Sunday morning when
I a cottage out on the Adair road just
i beyond town was found in Maines. The
I alarm was too late and the house burned I
to ashes. It was occupied by the fam
ily of Mr. Johns, It caught from the
kitchen flue and every thing in the
house except the contents of the kitch
en was saved. The house was the
property of Mr. A. M. Copelami and
was only partly covered by insurance.
The house was beyond the water mains,
80 that tho fire company could do to
Special Sermon Sunday.
Ilov. W. 13. Thayor will preach next
Sunday morning at the First Baptist
chinch, the regular hour, Jiis subject
being, thfl Devil in Disguise.
LIBRARY AID ASSOCIATION
The editor of The Advertiser hos
been much Interested In the city libra
ry ami its welfare. Realizing thai
something should ho done to assist
this institution and gel it more in the
minds of the people, there is a sug
gestion that may he offered and it is
hoped will be accepted with enthus
The plan is to organize a Library
Aid association composed of all. men.
women and children, who will agree
on each birthday to give to the library
a good hook. The name of the giver
is to he inscribed in the book together
with the date of the gift?the number
of the birthday may be omitted. And
then as each gift is made the title of
the hook and the name of the donor
will he published In The Advertiser.
By this means the very best books
should be secured and at least fifty a
year. Fifty new books every year
should be a valuable addition to the
The Advertiser will be glad to re
ceive during the coining weeks the
names of all who wi'l become mem
bers of this associatloi . The follow
ing have already agn ed to .join, pro
vided at b ast thirty names be secured.
In next week's paper there should ap
pear, at the very inside, at least forty
The members thus far are:
S. B. Honey, it. L. Jones. Mis. II. K.
Alkon, Mrs. S. 10. Money. Mrs. M. I,.
Copelnnd, Mrs. it. f. Jones, Dr. II. k.
Card From .Mrs. Sinuc.
I desire to publicly express my
gratitude to the Order of the Wood
men of the World for the promptness
in paying the -er! ideate in full hold
by my husband, the late Mr. MeDiifllo
Stone. I also wish to thank the mem
bers of the local Camp, No. ?S. for the
kindness shown and sympathy ex
pressed, and Messrs. Power and L?ng
sten, Officers of said Camp, for prepar
ing and forwarding papers, and deliv
ering ? heck for same
Mrs. Fannie 11. Stone.
Laurena, s. c, March 2. 1000.
Will Sec Tail Inaugurated.
Master Charles Thompson. the
youthful son of Mr. R, ]?). Thompson,
of this city. Is visiting his uncle in
Washington this week and will on
Thursday see the inauguration cere
monies when William HoWftH Tn"
takes oath of oflice as president of
the United States.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr '/.. M. Gray of Gray Court was
among the visitors to the city Friday.
Messrs. Jno. B. Brooks and B. L.
Clardy of this city have been drawn to
serve as jurors in the United States
court in Charleston begining March
Mr. .1. T. Willis of Fountain Inn was
in the city Saturday.
Mr. J. F. Whlmtire Of Hunter s town
ship was in the city Monday.
Mr. A. R. Holmes of the Lisbon
section was in Laurens .Monday.
Dr. F. J. Inm.in formerly of Spartan
burg now located in Laurens has rent
ed the Episcopal rectory and moved ]
his family to Laurens.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Tollison aro visit
ing relatives and friends at fickens
Mr. K. T. Shell of Gray Court was
in the city Monday, Salenday.
Superintendent of Education, Geo.
L. Pitts and Mr, .John Arthur Taylor
attended a charming entertainment
Saturday evening last at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Medlock. Dials
Township, given by the Misses Medlock
in honor of Miss Mallie Farrow, the
popular teacher of the Merna School.
The new school house at Ferndale,
Sullivan Township, lias been completed
and is one of tin: most comfortable and
attractive rural school buildings in the
county. Miss Kathleen Evans of Geor
gia is the teacher.
Senator John H. Whnrton of Water
loo, was in the city Monday.
Prof. E. H. Hall of the Clinton Grad
ed Schools was in the city Saturday at
tending the meeting of the County
Prof. W. S. Hough of Cross Hill was
among the visitors in the city Saturday.
Miss Tnllulah Neville of Clinton was
in the city Saturday attending the
meeting of tin; Teachers' association.
Magistrate J. W. Kellottof Sullivnns
township was in Laurens.
Mr. Thomas E. Peterson of Missis
sippi arrived in the city SunfTay to
spend A short time with his mother and
Mr. Eugene Lowland, the young far
mer of near Ora who was accidentally
s uit in the leg a few days ago. is out
I again and was in the city Monday af
Lenthe Fleming, a live-year convict,
escaped from one of the county chain
gang camps a few days ago, and up to
this time lets not been recaptured.
( apt. (). W. Babb and Lieutenant
w. it. Rlchey, Jr., of the Trnynhnm
Guards, spent, last Friday in Columbia
on business pertaining to the Laurens
Mr. James Parks Of Greenwood spent
I Sunday in the city.
at the theatre <<
March 5?At the opera house Lec
ture on Edgar Allen Poe- by Hoy J5
. March 13 Atterhein Male Quartete
and bell ringers.
On or about March 20 this city will
be offered the pleasure of hearing the
famous Uooney Hoy's.
Both these quartets come highly re
commended by the Alkahest Lyceum
System and urges the people of this
city to hear both these concerts.
? The "Uooney Boy's"coming depends
upon the house the Atterbeins draw,
and I am especially anxious to get the
On the Frontier will come here for
three nights, March 15, 10 and 17.
March 80 Davidson College Glee
Mr. Lee Hill, a native of this county,
died at his home in the Laurena Mill
village last Thursday afternoon, leav
ing a wife and a large family of chil
The King's Daughters will meet in
Chambers OS Commerce rooms Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mr. E. H. Wilkes returns today from
Charlotte where he has been in the
hospital for some time.
Mr. S. M. Wilkes and W. H. Ander
son returned Friday from the New
York and Haltimorc markets.
Misses Grace and Pearl Harten .of
Greenville spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. R. Fleming Jones,
attending the Furman Glee Club enter
tainment on Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Sanders spent
part of last week in Spartanburg.
Miss May Little has returned to
Columbia after visiting her parents Mr
and Mrs. Ran Little.
Miss Mamie Hramlett is visHing
friends in Greenville,
Mrs. Sam Saxton has returned to
Clinton after sj>onding Friday and
Saturday in the city.
Miss Annie Childress of Chicora
College spent the week-end in the city
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. D.
Miss Willou Gray has returned home
after a visit to M iss Madge Harris.
Messers (). W. Hal., and W. It.
Richoy .Ir. spent Friday .n Columbia.
A Voting Woman's Society?
At the residence of Mrs. W. l.
Cray yesterday afternoon was organ
ized the Young Woman's Aid Society
Of the Flrsl Methodist church, with
about twenty members as a beginning,
Miss Annie Gllkerson was. elected
president: Miss '/oleno Gray, B6Cr<
tary; and Miss Willie Mac Childress,