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W. W. Ball,
Entered *tthe pis'office at Laurens,
S. C. an sccoud class mall matter.
LAURENS, S. C, Nov. IS, 1905.
HEAD OF A FINE NEWSPAPER.
Riehard W. Simpson, Jr., "Dick"
Simpson (the sound is good and familiar
in Laurens) is now editor of the Ral
eigh, N. C, Times, a newspaper which
has lately absorbed the Raleigh Post
and is one of the strongest, most
widely circulated and best backed
journals in its great state. Mr. Simp
son recently resigned the editorship of
the Greenville News. In that position
he has made a reputation and he proved
too strong a man for that paper to
hold. It was recently stated that since
he went to Raleigh efforts were made
to bring him back to Greenville, as The
News under its new owners is to be
greatly improved and enlarged, and the
statement is doubtless true, as in
our judgment at least, no newspaper
man has been connected witu the news
papers of Greenville who has done his
work more faithfully and with more all
round ability. We regret that he can
not be induced to return to Greenville,
for he knows our people and they know
him and trust him.
All this is of special interest in Lau
VPIlH hecaURe lvfr Rimnsnn 5? in a senSS
a Laurens boy. His father is Major
R. W. Simpson of Pendleton and his
grand-father, who many years ago was
a member of Congress, was a brother
of the late Dr. John W. Simpson of
Laurens. His mother is a sister of Mr.
Creswell Garlington and Mr. S. D.
Garlington. Therefore Laurens has an
interest in this young, virile and able
South Carolinian and will watch him
climb to an even higher place than that
which he has already won. We should
have rejoiced if he had accepted the in
vitation to return to South Carolina but
since we can't have him in Greenville
we are glad that he does not cease to
be a Carolinian. South Carolina will
always claim him.
WHAT ABOUT COTTON?
While we believe Laurens farmers
should stand faithfully by the Southern
Cotton Association, hit or miss, sink or
die, survive or perish, we do not advise
them to speculate. Eleven cents cotton
is high priced cotton. Cotton may be
higher and it may be lower. The re
ports about the size of the crop are con
flicting. We are sntisfied that the crop
in this State might have been worse.
Farmers who make or lose by holding
for more than eleven cents will not have
Mr. Jordan and Mr. E. D. Smith to
praise or blame.
This is not a wedding announcement
as the head line indicates, but it is a
sort of divorce proceedings. They are
anxious to get apart, but the conten
tion is about the baby, the Laurens
Cotton Mill. Milliken asserts that Lu
cas is not a proper person to have
charge of it and that it should be taken
from him. On the other hand Lucas
claims that the child lias grown and
prospered under his fatherly care and
now it is in good healthy condition and
that if it is turned over to Milliken as a
sort of step-father that he will carry
out the old time practice of leeching
and blistering which would tend to
weaken the child and check its growth.
? Carolina Spartan.
How the Editors Get Rich.
After a good deal of study and work
we have at last figured out why so
many country editors get rich. Here is
the secret of success: a child is born in
the neighborhood, the attending physi
cian gets $25, the editor gives the loud
lunged youngster and the happy parents
a "send off" and gets $00. It is chris
tened; the minister gets $10 and the
editor gets $00. It grows up and mar
ries; the editor publishes another long
winded article and tells a dozen liea
about the beautiful and accomplished
bride, the minister gets $10 and a piece
of cake, the editor gets $000. In the
course of time it dies, and the doctor
gets from $25 to $100, the minister per
haps gets another $15, the nndortakpr
gets from $50 to $100; the editor pub
lishes a notice of the death and an
obituary two columns long, lodge and
society resolutions, a lot of poetry and
free cards of thanks, and gets $0,000.
No wondor so many country editors get
Thanksgiving for the Orphans.
Sitting in a low-country Church at
one of the Associatians today I was
greatly impressed with the increased
prosperity of our people. They seem
never to have been in as good a condi
tion. Cotton is away up, and everybody
feels good. I am wondering how this
feeling is going to affect the thanks
giving offerings the last Thursday in
November. This is understood to be a
time on which the ..orphans shall al
ways be remembered.
Shall the collection for their benefit
this year reflect the gratitude that tho
people feel for their prosperity? Shall
they give the Lord the thanks for the
good things of life, and express them
in a practical way?
I appeal to every pastor who shall
conduct a thanksgiving service that he
shall ask for a contribution for the or
phans. We have 200 in family now,
and the needs arc very great. Let the
people have an opportunity to help in
this great and important work.
A. T. Jamieson,
Greenwood, S. C.
We have in stock the largest line of
fancy china that we have ever shown
and at prices that will be to your inter
eat to see our line before you buy.
Should we Drop Our Policies?
Collier's for November II says: The
wisdom for dropping policies is a topic
on which inquiries are being constantly
put to us, and although we have an
swered them often, it seems necessary
to repeat again. "Would you advise
one to drop a policy with the New York
Life in this case: My policy is for $2,000,
twenty years paid life. I have only had
it one year, therefore paid two yearly
payments of $70 each. Of course, it is
a long time yet to pay, but if I felt
sure that the New York Life is all O.
K. I wouldn't care. Would like to know
just what you think of this." The three
big companies and other smaller ones
need improvement, and certain officials
have committed outrages so gross as to
call for severe penalties, but that all
three companies are sound we have no
doubt, and we advise everybody against
sacrificing policies from a fear that any
of these institutions is going to fail. All
we have to do is to work hard to get
the facts, give punishments that will be
a warning, and institute reforms
founded on these investigations. De
ferred dividends should be abolished.
Costs of wild competition should be
done away with. Investments should
be restricted. Accounting should be
more regular. Probably the size of
companies should have a limit. On
whether the States or' the National
Government will ever be forced into
the business of insurance themselves
our minds must remain open until it is
seen how far private methods can be
improved. Another question likely to
remain for a time is the future of
frankly money-making stock companies.
One of the reforms of which we are
most convinced is a generous payment
to directors. Each of them should re
ceive so much for each meeting that he
could be expected to do his work with
out any justification for Beeking profits
on the side.
Where Are They?
What has become of the old-fash
ioned man who carried a shot bag in
his pocket to keep change in?
Who wore barn door trousers?
Who kept a bootjack to pull off his
Who had his trousers lined with un
t Who wore a long linen duster when
Who carried an old flat carpet bag?
Who greased his boots on Sunday?
Who wore a shawl?
Who wore a watch cord with a watch
key fastened to it?
What has become of the old-fash
ioned woman who kept a bodkin in her
Who baked custard for tea when she
Who made impressions around the
edge of pies with a key to make them
Who wore* calico sun-bonnets with
pasteboard slats in them?
Who wore Shaker bonnets?
Who reasoned apple pie with all
Who used indigo to blue the water
when washing clothes?
What has become of the old-fash
ioned people who poured tea in the sau
cer and blew on it to make it cool?
Wao drank sassafras tea in the
spring to purify the blood?
Who had to learn to like tomatoes?
Who saved old rags to trade off to
the tinware peddler? ?Ex.
FROM THE LAURENS DRUG COMPANY.
Offer to Refund Money if Hyotnei Does
Not Cure Catarrh.
To the Editor of The Advertiser:?
We have been asked recently if the
advertisements printed in your col
umns regarding Hyomei were true,
where we offer to refund the money if
this treatment does not cure catarrh.
We wish you would please print this
letter in as conspicuous a place as pos
sible in your paper, saying that we ab
solutely agree to refund the money to
any purchaser of a Hyomei outfit if it |
does not cure catarrh.
This outfit consists of an inhaler of a
convenient size to be carried in the vest
pocket so that the user can breathe
Hyomei four or five times daily. With
this is included a medicine dropper and
I a bottle of Hyomei. The outfit sells for
$1.00 and is a most economical treat
ment for the inhaler lasts a lifetime
and there is enough Hyomei for several
weeks' use, while extra bottles can be
obtained for 50 cents.
We trust this letter will settle any
doubts thnt may have arisen as to our
willingness to refund the money for a
Hyomei outfit, in case the purchaser is
not perfectly satisfied.
We wish to say emphatically that our
guarantee on Hyomei holds good, and
we will refund the money to any dis
satisfied purchaser who simply states
that he has used the treatment accord
ing to directions and not been helped.
Laurens Drug Co.
Start a Bank Account.
Deposit your money in a bank, in
your h me bank if you have one, and if |
not in the nearest bank to you. Even
if a man is content with his savings
and never wants to invest, he should
carry these savings to the bank. There
might come a time when he wanted to
get help to make an attractive invest
ment, and if so he would find it all the
easier because of his bank account. And,
a fact worth consideration, the bank
account helps him to economize. There
is every argument in favor of deposit
ing your money in a bank, and not one
for hiding it away about the house or |
barns. - Spartanburg Herald.
IN SELF DEFENSE.
Hearken to Bro. Dcndy on His Seven
With this issue The Clinton Gazette
completes its seventeenth year. We
therefore salute our friends, thanking
one and all for past favors and only
ask that a long list of dead-heads, alias
delinquents, show cause, if any they
have, why they should not be knocked
down, stripped of their raiment and
left for dead. These blessings we ask
in self defense, Amen.?The Gazette,
We are showing a beautiful line of I
couches covered with upholstery in dif
ferent colors and imitation of leather at
prices that will be to your interest to
see our line before you buy.
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death wao fast approaching,"
writes Halph P. Fernandez, of Tampa,
Fla.t describing his fearful race with
death, as a result of liver trouble and
heart disease, which had robbed me of
sleep and of all interest in life. I had
tried many different doctors and sev
eral medicines but got no benefit until
I began to use Electric Bitters. So
wonderful was their effect, that in three
days I felt like a new man, and today I
am cured of all my troubles." Guar
anteed at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
41 Acres just outside incorporated
limits of city of Laurens, beautiful cot
tage, servant house and good out build
ings at a bargain.
One seven room house in the city of
400 acres at Madden Station, 250 in
cultivation and balance in forest, with
good 7 room dwelling, good outbuildings
and six tenant houses.
400 acres one mile from Madden, good
dwelling, three tenant houses and out
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, good out
buildings, mineral spring on place, two
miles of Ora, S. C.
Three lots, 32 acres, 85 acres and 58
acres within the incorporated limits of
the town of Laurens. Will sell lots
separately or the three as a whole.
Terms made easy.
446 acres, beautiful 8-room dwelling,
good outbuildings, 5 tenant houses; 160
acres in cultivation, fine bottom lands,
balance in forest; within 2 1-2 miles of
Lanford Station; a beautiful county
home; easy terms.
170 acres of land in one mile of Gray
Fine Rock Quarry, of 10 acres in half
mile of Gray Court.
75 acres of fine fnrming land half
mile of Shiloh Church.
500 acres in four miles of the city of
Abbeville Court House with good im
provements and a fine brick yard, at a
Beautiful dwelling in town of Foun
tain Inn, one acre front, good barn and
55 acres of land near town of Foun
One house and lot, 4i acres land in
town of Fountain Inn. AI30 lot of 12
Nice residence in town of Fountain
Inn, 4 acres of land and out buildings.
House and lot of 2 acres in Fountain
502 acres of land, beautiful residence
and eight tenant houses, with 20 acres
within the incorporated limits of town
140 acres in one mile of town of
One modern residence, on Peachtree
St., in town of Woodruff.
One dwelling and two acres of land
in town of Woodruff.
Beautiful eight room house on Main
Street of Woodruff.
One dwelling, on Main Street, with
nine bed rooms, parlor, cook room,
dining room and closets, 70 acres of
land, good outbuildings in town of
One gin outfit, 20-horse power engine,
two 60-saw Pratt gins, and press suc
tion elevator. $600.00.
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam Creek,
near Lanford half mile from rail road,
with corn and wheat mill in good runn
ing order, casacity 200 bushels a day;
good rock quarry, and survey for yarn
mill has been made on place.
247 acres with good 4 room house,
good out buildings, 125 acres in cultiva
tion, lot of oak and 1500 cords of pine,
two miles Enoree M'F'G. Co.
2 lots 1-4 acres each, dwelling on lot
no. 1, in town of Fountain Inn.
178 acres of land with two good dwell
ings and splendid well of water near Mt.
Olive Church, Waterloo township.
2 acres suitable building lots, located
in Jersey, city of Laurens.
1 lot acre, granite store house, town
3 acres land dwelling and store house
on Sloan street, town of Clinton.
1 six room house and 3-4 acre lot,
main street Clinton.
1 five room house, 3 1-2 acres land on
sloan street, Clinton.
52 acres of land and 4 room dwelling
in town of Lenair, Culbert county, N.
One 2 acre lot, suitable for building
lots, on East Main street, in Laurens at
One house and lot, 4 acres, in town of
Woodruff, on Sawmill Street.
112 acres, with dwelling and out
buildings, 70 acres in cultivation, 10
acres fine bottoms on Reedy River,
near Rabun Creek Church,
i 20 acres on North Rabun Creek, 20
horse water power, with wheat and corn
mill, gin house and outfit; known as
Nasn's Old Mill place, at a bargain.
2 acre lot and nice 5 room house, at a
bargain on Conway Avenue, Laurens,
One nice six room dwelling, good
building, 2 acres, 1 acre front on Peach
tree street, in Woodruff.
2 1-4 acres, suitable for building lots,
on Sullivan street, City of Laurens.
421 acres at Hobbyville, Spartanburg
county, good dwelling, tenant houses,
store and post office, at a bnrgain.
A beautiful 5-room house and 4 acres
of land in Gray Court.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C.
Money to Loan.
Loans negotiated on improved farms
in Laurens County at 7 per cent inter
est on $1,000. and over, and 8 per cent
on smaller amounts, secured by first
mortgage. Easy annual payments. No
commissions. Borrower to pay for ab
stract of title.
C. D. Bakksdalk,
Laurens, S. C.
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L. E. Haya & Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garments Made Strictly
to Your Measure
at moderate prices. 500 itvlet of foreign
and domestic fabrics from which lo choose.
Ask your dosier to show you our Uns, or if
not represented, writs to us for particulars.
I*. HATS <SL CO.
THERE IS A. REASON WHY
We Constantly Grow!
People come to us because they get what they want and are impressed with the fact that
they get the LOWEST PRICES. Money making is not our only object. We are ambitious
to have a business of great proportions. In order to reach our aim we must so please our
customers as that they will not only come back themselves but bring their friends with them.
A Great Silk Shipment!
We have had such an enormous silk business that we have about doubled our silk stock. New ones by
Express Every Week.
Beautiful designs in Shirt-Waist Silk..48
Elegant coloring in all silk-figured and change
able effects, .50
The greatest line of colored Chiffon Silks $1.00
A 36-inch guaranteed Black Taffeta Silk .871
Look at all the $1.25 Black Taffeta Silk in town at $1.25 then see our guaranteed
one at $1.00 and you will buy it.
Fresh Dress Goods Shipment Almost Every Week!
Silk finished German Henriettas.$1.00
English Serges, 44 in. wide, grand values, .50
All-wool Cheviot Dress Goods, 36 in. wide. .40
Elegant Dress Cheviot, 36 in. wide.25
Double width wool filled Dress Goods, 12 1-2 cents.
Fxtraordinary value in Chiffon Broadcloth, 54
inches wide, as pretty as any you will see at
$1.25, our price.$1.00
A grand line of French Prunelas, looks like
other people's $1.00 goods, our price. .75
Our Millinery Business
Is Alright, too. Just See the Great Array of the Season's Latest that we are
Showing in OUR MILLINERY PARLOR.
Cloaks! Cloaks!! Cloaks!!!
Never in our history have we sold so many nice Ladies' Coats. New ones by express every week.
See our great All-wool Empire Coat at $5.00. See those $10.00 values at $7.75. See our high Novelties
at $10.00. Look at our Chiffon Kersey Coats at $12.50 and $15.00. A big line of Jackets from $1.25 up.
A splendid line of Children's High-Grade Coats, all prices, from 95 cents to $8.00.
Good Shoes! Stylish Shoes!!
That's what you want, and we have them. No matter what your reasonable
wants may be we can meet them in Our Big Shoe Department. "The Bay State" for
men, Kippendorf-Dittman Co's for Ladies. G. H. Gerbers for Children. We are clos
ing out the big shoe stock we bought from ' 'The Hub" some time since. Ladies' shoes
48c to $3.00. Children's shoes 25c to $2.50. Men's Shoes $1.00 to $4.00.
Specials! Specials!! Specials!!!
White Flannel, iqc, 15c, 25c and 50; Red Flannel, all-wool, 15c, 25c and 40c; Pretty Outings.
5c, 8c and 10c; Beautiful Flannelettes, 5c and 10c; a great line of good Ginghams, 5c, 6c and 7c; 10-4
Sheeting, 19c; big line of Dress Calico, 3 J/c; latest in Belts, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c; best guaranteed Kid
Gloves, $1.00; a fine Kid Glove, 75c; a big line of Golf Gloves, 25c to 50c; see our big line of Jersey
(Moves, ioc to 50c, Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, 5c to 25c. We want everybody to come to see
us and make themselves at home with us. Ice water in summer and good fires in winter.
O. B. SIMMONS CO.,
Laurens, S. C. THE BIG DRESS GOODS STORE. 'Phone 35.
This week The Bank of Laurens celebrates its
Tenth Anniversary. It is a matter for congratu
lation that the Bank enters its second decade with
a largely increased business. Its prospects were
never before so flattering; and the management
begs to thank the public most heartily for its
generous patronage. ::::::
Capital $50,000. Undivided Profits. $20,000. Depo???, $700,000.
The Bank of Laurens
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. PUJSS, Cashier. W. P. CAINB, Assistant-Cashier.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
White's Colic and Kidney Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock?
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Fine for Stock also.
Give Each One a Bottle of
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sale by Dodson's Drug Store.
A Man Well Satisfied is Not a Standing Ad
But a Walking and Talking One.
_ WE HAVE MANY SUCH._
Moore, S. C, Nov. 3rd, 1905.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Company,
Spartanburg, S. C.
Gentlemen:?It gives me pleasure to state that I have
had dealings with your company in the fertilizer business
for quite a number of years. The fertilizer lias given me
entire satisfaction, and my business transactions have been
entirely satisfactory. Yours truly,
A. J. MONTGOMERY, Spartanburg, No. 2.
Spartanburg, S. C, Route No. 2, Nov. 6th, 1905.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Company, Spartanburg, S. C.
Pear Sirs:?I am satisfied that your fertilizers are the
best on the market. Yours very truly,
_K. R WAU,.
SPARTANBURG FERTILIZER CO.,
P. 0. Draw 78. SPARTANBURQ, S. C.
Notice to Planters
At this season of the year all eyes are turned
to sowing, for tin rem lies tlie success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
make a good crop, hence we have expended
every effort to secure the host that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we are
justly proud of and can roconmmend, such as
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rape, Lucerne, Vetches
Red Rust Proof Oats, and Red and Crimson
pi Clover, and also a great variety Garden Seeds
If you want seed that will yield results and
increase your Hank account, try these.
PRICES are right for small
or large buyers at
lift 1 ?A'-trifci?? 1'"A'"j>'"t&j* A' lA - A " A ' A ' A " A'-mV'A1' 1A1'A'AifA1'ijt^Jh
There Are Styles
As well as in clothes. The lat
est in women's watches are now
here, including some daintily
beautiful chatelaine styles. In wo
men's watch and lorgnette chains,
we are showing a finevariety of
Although they are what are called
GoLD-Fii.i.Hi) chains, they are in
every essential particular as good
as the more costly all-gold. Your
inspection of these is especially
invited. : : : : : : : :
See Our Stock
For New and Second
hand School Books see
our line, we have a large
stock this year, there are
over 2,000 pounds of se
cond hand books at the
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1904 at the Treasurer's Office, from
October 15th to December 31st 1905.
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January, 1900, with one per cent, addi
tional ; those who prefer paying in Feb
ruary, 1900, can do so with 2 per cent,
additional; those who prefer to pay in
March, 1906 to the 15th of said month
can do so by paying an additional 7 per
cent. After said date the books will
All persons owning property or pay
ing taxes for others in more * than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not be attached.
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to be
taken off, are urged to send them early
as the Treasurer is very busy during
the month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax, 5',. mills
County Ordinary, 3 mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, 3 mills
Laurens Special School 3f mills
Cray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 4 mills
Fkom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, 3 mills
Mountville, 2A mills
Clinton, 3 mills
All able-bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 00 years are liable
to pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who arc exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00, in heu of
working the public roads, to be paid at
the time as stated above.
J. IL COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 20, 1905?td.
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 10, 1905.)
Ar Beau ford
Ar Port Royal
Lv Laurens 2:07 pn
Ar Spartanburg .3:30 "
VT . rn
2 :07 pm]
0: 45 "
Ex. Sudd a y
Arrivals: Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1 ? 45
pm; No. 52, daily, from Greenville and in
termediate stations 1:35pm; No.87,daily
except Sunday, from Greenville and
intermediate stations 6: 40 pm; train No
-. daily, from Sparenburg and Interm
ediate stations 1:30pm.
C. H. Casque, Agt., La-rens, S. ( .
G. T. Bryan, GenM Agt. Greneville S. ('.
Ernest Wilhams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
m ? Auguata, <ia,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.