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-AUR11NS, S. C? NOVEMBER 10, 1900.
FOR \ FLOCK Mil.!..
t- Tlo.ro. are very lew eities the size
'.aureus ami with sueh an excelb 111
Mii'ii i'V bucking that haven't a Hour
flpiil. in l*aet there are do/.ens of
snji'hr places and with no such BUI'
jtalndings and general com< ni< n <?:
(liA: hav ? Hour mills, t u : they nr ?
(lAirishlng; they are an ;.. el to the
cj/tiimunity. a good U\\ >simi at, and a ;
ff e I neon t Ivo to wheat raising,
>ome years ugo, this ctl> had ti Hour
1: it was burned and never rebuilt.
iy? We od not know: possibly bo
Use the linns then were not panic,
al'ly auspicious; money was not
.cniii'ul. business was dull, ami Lite
.armors were raising very little wheat.
I tut right now, it seems to us that
there is a great opportunity; hionoy
is plentiful, business is good, and from
the outlook (hero will bo a big wheat
lcrop in I his count v.
Laurens should by till means have
i (lou ? mill. The coal of operating
vf 11 not be great, electric or water
? power being cheap, and the country
surrounding I.aureus could and would
easily support the mill.
Tie re is going to be a wheat rats
lag contest in ihe county this winter,
and while the prizes lo bo offered are
soim what of an encouragement, the
establishment id' a mill right here in
our midst would be a still greater in
centive. All who know about the
markets now. see thai according io
the present price of Hour, wheat is
one of the greatest money crops that
our p opie could grow.
There is a little talk of establishing
this mill; there should bo Immediate
action. Why not let some of our
substantial farmers, some of our mer
chants and business men gel together
on the proposition. It will pay; it
will encourage diversified farming; it
will furnish employment for quite a
number; it will need power which may
be had at very reasonable terms from
either the City or direct from the
plants in the vicinity of I.aureus thus
patronizing home industries; it will
aid lie- farmers ia raising homo sup
Taking everything Into considera
tion, we do not know of an institution
or nil industry thai I.aureus needs
more than a Hour mill.
t ii iri.kstovs iiospi i u.i rv.
The very name. Charleston, is syn
nnnoiiious with hospitality. "You
ere invited by the city of Charleston"
is guarantee thril you are to he ihe
recipient of Ihe lies! thai can be pro
vided, that you will be treated as an
honor-d guest. And It is an honor
io he the gilbst <>? t'.--- oily of Charles
on Friday evening of the past week,
something like n hundred find twenty
five men fl'om all parts of the state
were InVited by the city of Charleston
to bo present at a banquet tendered
to the president of the Culled states.
Among this number the editor of The
Advertiser was Included .lust why
he was asked, and through whose
kindin-.- the invitation was sent, he
does not know, nor does that matter
particularly, He. a country editor,
was invited, and the honor was appro.
Ola ted; he went. And the pleasure of
the visit will never be forgot,
President Taft was the guest of
homo- at this banquet at the Charles
ton hotel, and to say that the people
of Charleston measured up in genuine
hospitality to the dignity of the oc
casion is but giving feeble utterance
to what everybody In South Carolina
already recognizes as a fact. There
seemed nothing left undone to make
the entertainment the very liest, and
yet. there was nothing of the glare
and superabundance and coarseness
and overdoing of things?a fault with
many communities which arc not
"bred and horn" with the grace and
ease that distinguish real hospitality.
The name. Charleston, is the guaranty
On Friday evening there was hut
one after-dinner speech and that was
made by the president. The banquet
lasted but two hours and a half and
the guests were not wearied with long
talks. Mr. Taft spoke for about twt n
ty minutes (idling his friends of tUo
pleasure afforded him In the tour he
Is making; it was his fifth visit to
Charleston and lie felt almost ul home
among so many thai ho knew l>y face
ami namo. He did not speak of po
litical matters; ii was Btiiclly a social
occasion, said for Iii?' lime being. Ml".
Tnft was not a republican president,
ho was the chief of a whole nation, re
ceiving honor rrom some of Iiis people.
The great city of Charleston, of
which ttio entire siatc should !??
proud, is worthy of unlimited praise
for the manner in which she entertain
ed the chief executive of the country:
she has the sincere thanks und assur
I ?l \U\ IS.M.
In recent t i:s \VC have heard a
gietll (I on I about toadyism, especially!
since ('resident Tnfi has been in the
south. Toadyism means (he servile i
adulation, mean, cringing, sycophancy,
and fawning upon an official with the
view, possibly, of obtaining some fnvor.
Senator Tillinan starte l ihe ball roll
Itlg in these parts, wurhlltg the |)eo|)lo
against the visit of this republican
president with his "jug of molasses
to catch flies." Som ? ol Ills blind
followers took up the ?iy und have
been "tearing off ti good ?! ai of rot"
on the subject;
I in i the situation is just Hits: the
visit of the prcsldi in Is not lot politi
cal purposes; he is merely becoming
aaiiunintcd with the country that lias
chosen him to administer Its affairs.
The people Of this country, those wiio
are not blinded by prejudice and wall
ed in with Ignorance, consider the vis
it to their state an honor. They re
ceive and entertain the president of
a urcai nation, their < hlcf executive;
they do not faun ::t hi.- feet. His
words of appreciation for this hospi
tality are not sugar-coated doses of
republicanism. As n matter of fact
it would be pretty sorry commentary
on tlie Integrity of the southern peo
pie to think that they t ? >11111 he won
over to the Republican part) by stich
ineuns: and yet. Senator Tlllman was
afraid his people would "bite", so he
Strange to say. one i f the most con
spicuous (inures at one of these en
tertainments in honor of the president
was this same Senator Tlllman. lie
was right there, seateil very close to
the president, smiling upon him. and
he was about the first one to reach his
side with congratulations when the
president bnd Concluded his speech.
He rode in the president's private car
from Charleston to Columbia and then
on to Augusta. All of which is per
fectly all right and good. Ill fact, it
Is just what any respectable gentle,
man would do: he was courteous to
the nation's chief. Out, the sad part
of it is Unit while Senator Tlllman is
hobnobbing with the president, in per
fectly legitimate ways, |,i> blind fol
lowers are loft 111 the lurch. Here
they have heen fussing about this
toadyism, .tust as they were told to
<lo. while the wily senator slips off
ami lias a good time at ft banquet with
the president. it Is to laugh.
It Is really amazing hoin un-Tillmnn*
like are some of his odl tlrers. and how
un-Tillmnnllke the senati r himself Is
at tiai >s.
\N 10M < VSK.
If wh: m Dr. IV A. .1. i:,>'.; of John
ston says is true, and front the lone
ami manner of his writing We are In
clined to believe hint, there Is some
thing "roti. a. in Denmark." The
how-fnmOus Rill Rroadwater case,
front star; to finish, seeti s to have
been t'.a' greatest farce in tie- criminal
history of (lie state. We ate very
much Concerned about what Solicitor
(fcorge Reil Tlmmertuau will have to
say in reply to the accusations made
by Dr. Reil. At the present lime,
tin- case looks mighty ttgly Against
both the solicitor and .lodge DeVore.
Crom what we gather in a careful
rending of (be three communications
to The State about the case, it seems
that the solicitor ami the defendant's
attorney were in a collusion to set the
defendant free, regardless of his guilt
or innocence; it appears thus, if Dr.
Hell's statements are true,
So much i-< being said about the
Jury system these days; its weaknesses
are being pointed out. and jury after
jury is being condemned for failure io
perform its duty. If conditions are
as painted down In the Fldgefleld cir
cuit, we need a little reform in judicial
circles :uid a little cleaning out among
the solicitors. Verily, polities Inter
feres with the administration of jus
The case appears very Ugly at this
distance Perhaps Solicitor Timiuer
man can clear It up.
? ? ?
The forty-first annual state fair
came to a close in Columbia last Sat
urday night; it proved to he the great
est and hest In the history of the fair
association. More people visited Co
lumbia during tie week than ever
before! the weather was finer; Ihe
races, 'better: the exhibits far ahove
what they have ever been before.
Long live the state fai-; may it grow
greater every year.
? ? ?
President Tafl was entertained In
Columbia 6n Saturday of last week
In true South Carolina style. II.'
delivered a short ad.lross at the fair
grounds, spoke at the luncheon in his
honor at the state house in the after
noon, and tnude a 'our of the city
with st largo and representative escort.
George Washington and Tafi are the
only presidents who have ever visited
A headline hi one of the dally pa
pers of Sunday Bald: "The City Of
Augusta Floated." Wo wondered for
a moment whether in Budwelser or
Schill/., i>ut rending on hit - Hie article
found that it referred to the ship
which lihd lic'ch rigroiind ofi Tybeo.
contest in this county is going to be
a big thing; why net get into the race
rigid now and show your neighbors
what kind of farming you can really
? ? ?
Senator Tlllman looks mighty line
in full ovening dress. But we just
couldn't keep front wondering whether
or not In? wore "one galllis" or an
llp-to-date pair of president suspend
? ? ?
ICditor Carpenter of the Anderson
Dally Mail ought lo be sued for slan
(lor; lie said that Kditor Heat'Oll of the
Sp'irlanburg Herald wanted to know
if he COUtd wear his tail shoes at the
Taft banquet. Honroii didn't say it
he's from Spartnnhurg,
? ? ?
South Carolina lias taken the lead
in this pellagra business. The first
real congress of BCiehtlsts was held
in Columbia bi t week, at which the
te w disease was discussed.
No. dear reader, do not blame Sen
ator Smith for fee present high price
of cotton: lie is not guilty.
? ? *
How about your! contribution to the
monument fund? Have you sub
scribed yet? Do llOt ibday; let the
peoplo begin rlgh| now and raise the
amount. it can he done. We peo
ple of Lnttretts cave nearly $300 for a
monument to ihe women of the Con
federacy lo be erected in Columbia.
The Laurons county monutm at is to
honor the heroes that went out from
among us- Lniirens count} men. Wc
are honoring our brothers, fathers
and other kinsmen.
AFFAIRS AT CLINTON
Social Kreuts of the Cast ?eck The
Ita/aar Wcilncsihl) and Th?rs*
tin) Other Items.
Clinton. Nov. S.?The event of su
preme Importance In Clinton this
kVeek will be the bazaar which will
be held Wednesday and Thursday In
Copelnnd's hall. Twenty turkeys
have been bought and other things
will be in proportion. Old-fashioned
turkey dinners will be served both
dtiys and oyster suppers, Ice cream,
cake, and coffee will be sold during
the afternoon, The chrysantliemuin
display will not be as good this year
as it has been in some former years.
but there are s.w-ral prospective con
testants lor the prizes and some love
ly llowei'S will be seen. The child
ren's booth will contain all sorts of
toys, fruits, and candies, ami .Mrs. .1.
I. Copolnad, Hi.- eflicieni chairman,
has enlisted the help of :i number of j
the Children. .Mis. .1. 1>. Jacobs.
chairman of the fancy work commit* I
tee. has worked since last fall and as .
.1 result has collected a beautiful dis
pla> of fancy articles Of all sorts.
During ti.e past week three social
gatherings have been held preparatory
to Cue bazaar. .Mrs. j, P. Jacobs,
chairman of the dining room com
mittee, entertained her committee on
Friday afternoon at a pretty after
noon lea, 01: which occasion final ar
rangements were made. Mrs. .lohn
Hunter, a member of the taney work
committee, entertained that commit
tee with a delicious turkey dinner on
Saturday, the day being spent in niak
lug garlands for the decoration of the |
fancy work booth. Mrs. .1. I. Cope
laild entertained the Committee of the
children's booth on Monday afternoon,
when the various articles they will
offer for sale were labelled and as
Several elaborate social affairs
have been given In Clinton recently.
Mrs. City Pitts' reception last Friday
afternoon was one of the prettiest and
most enjoyable affairs ever given in
Clinton. Mrs. Josephine Vance. M:s
W. I). Copcland. Mrs. t. d. Copoan i.
and Mrs. j. B. Copcland nssistel let
i in receiving and entertaining tie- large
number t-f ?? ,<sts. Mrs. j. F, Im ona,
Mrs GeorgO V. right, and Miss 'iv.rH
Copcllllld w, r?> the fo -enate whim ;
of the pretty prizes she awarded.
Last Monday night Miss Grace
Briggs and Misses Kate and Anne
Austin wer-? hostesses at a jolly Hal
loween party. No pains had been
spared to obtain the effect of wierd
ness ami pictures .uoness. and the en.
joy men t of the guests well repaid the
trouble Ghosts, witches, black cats.
Jack lanterns, dream cake. nuts, pecu
liar sounds of various sorts, kept the
crowd on ihn alert, At times Ihe
lights would disappear entirely and
clanking chains and gibbering ghosts
would send the creeps over the least
Mrs. c?eo. Wright entertained about
twenty-five ladies at an informal but
delightful sewing patty Wednesday
.Mrs. George Young is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Bethen, In Alabama.
Mr. George Wright Ihltf purchased
I a lot from the Presbytei'lati College,
' on Culvert avenue and will erect n
, pretty house on It within the next
Ol R SPECIAL NOTICES.
For Sale due bouse and lot In !<>w:i
of Mountville. wttl sell for cash or
exchange for farm property. Also
several houses and lots In city of
I.aureus, and quite a number of farm
lands very cheap. Call Oil Anderson
& Blnkely it" you need any property
or have any to sell.
Cabbage Plants ??,.>00 Wakefletd
and Karly Jersey Wakelleld Cabbage
plants ready for delivery at $1.50 the
1.000, or 20 ets the 100. .1. \V. Don- j
nan. Lnurens, It. D. 2. l3-5t.
Seed Wheat Go to Fleming ft Co. |
and buy the Blue Stem: best for this
country. Free of onion and grass
seed, cockerel cheat chaff and broken
grains, l3-5t. j
..Copyrluht Flour leads them all In
quality, don't let your grocer sell you
a Hour as good, there i> uo Flout' as
good. Copyright is pure. 13-41 ,
For Sale One hay horse: age right:
qualities right: Cheap for (ash. .1.!
Wade Anderson. Laufens, s. c. 11-21
Fur Sale \ splendid farm near this >
city, or will exchange for country
property. See .1. Wade Anderson. !
I.aurens. S. C. 1-1-21
Fur Sale A boautiful lot of the
finest Chrysanthemums that mow:
various colors and shapt s. Phone
Mrs. R. ?5. Hell. I.aurens. S. ('.
For Sale The best Patent Flour on
the market. Ann Arbor Patent from
the celebrated dour point of Michigan.
Get a sack from M. II. Fowler. I.au
rens. S. ('. 15-11 ;
For Sale Xew Crop Georgia Cane'
Syrup. lOnough said. (let at M II.
Fowler's, I.aurens. S. C. 15-U
Trespass Notice Ail persons are
hereby forbidden to trespass on my
premises hunting or otherwise. John
I). Mills. I.aurens. S. C. Nov. Stil l".
For Sale or Kent?All that Planta
tion of Land, situate, lying and being
in the county of Beaufort. South Car- 1
olllia, known as "Cane island.-' hound
ed on all sides by waters of Beaufort ,
River and just opposite Porl Royal,
containing four hundred and forty |
acres, over two hundred and titty of;
Which are under cultivation, the hal- '
ance could easily he cultivated this j
year. Large fine dwelling, barns,
tenant houses, wharf and all COIiveil- ;
lences new and In perfect state of
preservation, an ideal cotton planta
tion or truck farm and beautiful home,
abundance Of labor. Address W. .1.
Thomas, Beaufort, S. ('.. or .1. Ross
Hannhan. Charleston. S. C. 15-31 ,
liiiareus Prize Winners.
At the state fair, held last week, Mr
.lohn I >. W. Walts was awarded sever
al prizes on his fine Ayshlres, hound |
dogs and other exhibits; Mr. Alfred
Darksdale on Jersey tows and Mr.
Fred Green on Pointer dog.
New I.(tier Carrier Appointed.
As a result of the recent civil ser
\i<.xnniinntion. held her,'. Mr. Wel
lie o. McDnnlel has been appointed as
carrier on I.aurens route No. ::. ef
fective November 16. to succeed Car
rier R, p, Sexton who will be trans,
ferred to I.aurens No 1 on the l"1,. a
vacancy has existed on No. I for sev
eral weeks. Mr. Louis Anderson serv
ing as temporary carrier.
Miirrinire ai ( ras? 11 ill.
Mr. R. Pierce and M:-> Kate llcn
drlx of Waterloo were married last
Saturday, the tltll Of November, at the
residence of Rev. G. M. Ilolllngsworth,
Cross Hill. Mr. Hollihgsworth ofilclat.
Wo desire to thank our
friends who honored us with
their presence at our recep
tion last week and we wish
to express our high appre
ciation of the many compli
ments paid our store.
It's our purpose to give
Laurens a grocery store
second to none in the county
and if the liberal support
continues which we are now
having we shall have no
troubie to accomplish our
Many fre-di seasonable
eatables this week.
J. W. Payne & Co.
The Cash Grocers.
AM APPROACHING MARR1AGK.
Mr. George >v. Justice to Wed Miss
Waterloo. Nov. 0.?Miss Mary Wat
son spent the week-end with hot- home
people ia Greonwood.
Mr. ahd Mrs. W. Carl Whnrton, Col.
I. H. WhartOI) ami Mr. ami Mrs. ('.. W.
Long, are in Columbia this week at
tending the state tair.
Miss Marie Henderson is visiting her
sister. Mrs. Joseph Leach, at Hickory
Dr. and Mis. Clifton Jones or I.au
roiis Spent Sunday in Waterloo.
Mr. p.. \. Anderson is at home from
a visit to Greenville and Traveler's
Mrs. A. C. Long was the guest tili.?
wo?k of her sitter. Mrs. J, J. bendy,
Or J. Q. Wilbur spent Tuesday hi
Mrs. J. T. Anderson will leave n"\i
week for a week's visit to her homo
people In Clinton. ?
a wedding of more than usual Inter
est will be that of Miss Ethel Mart.'
Henderson, of Waterloo, and Mr. Uoo.
w. Justice, at the Waterloo Baptist
church. The bride-elect is ?he of the
most popular young ladies in ibis sec
tion, and till- wedding announcement
will be of interest to her many friends
in Laurens county. The menrriago
I will tiike place oa December l>th.
One lot on Main street, close to the
Public square; six room, modern
dwelling; water, lights and sewerag ?
A nice home. Price $5,000.
2l6 a> res of land in Dial's township,
known as the ('apt. Swltzer place; six
room cottage; 2 tenant houses, line
barii and outbuildings. Price $20 here.
r>_':j acres land near Tumbling
Shoals: hounded by lands of W, D
and J, G. Sullivan; y room dwelling;
good outbuildings. Price $22.50 per
323 n< res laud bounded by lands of
Daniel South, Davis land. Mis> West
and other's, known as the Cullen Lark
homestead, 7 room dwelling and ?' ten
nut houses. Prices made right.
71 acres on Reedy River, hounded
by lands of .lames Downey, Will Cald
well nil i others. With tenant house,
Price. :>::?' per acre. Terms mad.'
LM_. a."res of land. 0 room cottage
nicely located in the town of Gray
Court, with one of the Iltvest wells of
water in town. Price. $2,300.
S room dwelling, on Centennial Sr..
Clinton. S. ('.. with SI huadredths of
mi acre of land,, known as the Gritlln
place. Price, $ 1,000,
n acres of land near r.nnfortl Sta.
tlon. with dwelling, Price. $20 per
50 acres of land in Fountain Inn,
nicely located; price. $2,600.
325 acres land t miles of Cross Hill,
known as the old Campbell place.
Price $10 per acre. Easy terms.
107 acres of land hounded by lands
M. H. Holder, W. D. Ahercrombie, and
others; S room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, good barn and OUt-buildiugS.
Price $25.00 per acre. Terms: $1,000
cash, remainder in live equal instal
17" acres known as old Goodgyn
place, has 8 room dwelling. 3 tenant
liottses, tine corn mill in good running
order with 70 horse water power.
Price $4,500. Terms made easy.
117 acres of land near Cray Court,
bounded by lands of E. T. Slull, W.
B. Gray; seven room cottage, flae
barn and outbuildings and fine past
ure. Price $t".o per acre.
200 acres of land near Durbhl Creek
church, hounded by lands of W, T.
Parks and I.aurens White: tenant
houses, well timbered, good state of
cultivation. Price $30.00 per acre.
"7 acres land, hounded by lands of
J. ii, w dls, Thomas Hurts, and others
with live room dwelling, good out*
buildings; near F.kom. Price $\~> per
:: acre.1; of land In the town of Whlt
m}re. S. C. nicely situated, suitable
for dwelling lots. Price. $'??,.
Ore lot at Watts Mills, with sevoa
room co:taue. ??>o foot fron?, mid 106
feet ?:-'?-?'.?? wlt'.i meat market. Price
? _ ?
150 acres li nd. one-half nltle of Dial
church, with a handsome dwellings 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come quick L you want t'.i.- plUOO.
Price $50 per acre.
52 acres of i :: i just outside of tivo
corporate llinlts of me' fo\vh of Gray
Court, with oae tenant house. Price
$50 i???:? acre.
Two acte lot In the town of Gray
Court, with 7 r otn dwelling, nicely
located. Prh e $2,500.
One lot at Watts Mills. 250 feet front
by 7-' feet deep, i room cottage and
o;t' buildings. P:he $1,000.
acres of land, with dwelling, good
ban: and out-buildlngs, near Owitigs.
Price $3,50.); terms made easy.
11; ac-. e.-. bounded by lands of Jeff
Davis and Herbert Martin; 3 good ten
ant houses, and good barn. Price
?."'.' per acre.
100 acre? of land, with five room
dwelling, 3-c,ootn tenant hou?e. good
out buildings, near Hickory Tavern,
Sullivau tOWUsU'p. Price $15.00 per
acres of land in town of Lanford,
with tonaut Lous, at $50.00 per acre.
SO acres of land in one mile of tlio
town of Gray Court, with two dwell
ings. Price $10 per acre.
34$ acres of land near Rabun Cree!;
church, 8-rco:u dwelling, three tenant
houses. Price $02.50 per acre.
88 acres of land .near Bramlett's
Church, hounded by lands of W. P.
Harris and Jho. Hurdette. Seven
room dwelling, .: tenant houses, good
barn and out buildings. Price $20
60 acres la Dial township, hounded
by lands of pink Hellams, Ludy Holt
ltd lt. C. Wallace. Price $1,300.
1 10 ttcres hounded by lands V.
O. Hellams and Mitchell Owens, ia 3
miles of I.aurens; - dwellings and
out bUlldlhgs. Price $:'.."> per acre.
'.' acres in 'own of Gray Court;
tilce building site. Price $.".00.00.
F27 acres land in Sullivan township,
i> room dwelling, good out buildings, l
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
lop acres of land in Youngs tow nship,
li root:: dwelling, two tenant houses,
good barn. Price $2.250.
647 aere3 land 4 mites of Laurens,
bounded by lands Mrs. Burgess, Rob
Brown, .Ir.o. Madden and others; 6 ten
ant houses; 7 horse farm in cultivation.
Will be c'Ut into lot-; of '." acres euch.
Price $20 per acre.
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bom Is. Gray Court, S. C.
J. L. Hopkins
for the Buying Public.
<4.nch Broad Cloth, only 59c
Tiico Flannel, per yd. 19c
Outings for all, per yd. 5c, 8 1-3C and 10c
Red Flannel all Wool, per yd. i2l/?c
White Flannel all Wool, per yd. 15c
A. C. A. Red Ticking, per yd. -5C
Ladies' Long Cloaks
We are going to put these goods on sale Saturday at
just half price, come to see them.
$10.00 Cloaks only $S,0?
H.00 Cloaks only 4.00
7.00 Cloaks only 3 50
6.00 Cloaks only 3.00
5.00 Cloaks only 2 ,50
4.OO Cloaks only 2 00
Be sure you come and look these goods over for they
are Special Bargains.
J. L. Hopkins