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to see Gen. Hampton and the cam
paign party enter the town.
They were coming from Union in
buggies and on horseback and were
expected at 4 o'clock. They did not
come until far in the night, so we did
not see them. Capt. John W. Watts,
in charge of the Laurens Village com
pany of red-shirts, had gone out on
the Union road four or five miles to
meet the speakers and escort them to
the town. They had taken the Laur
ens Brass Band, the most astonishing
musical aggregation ever assembled.
Ben Ballow, afterwards sheriff, was
the only musician in it, whistling be
ing his long suit, except perhaps a ]ad
who was an adept with ''boies.'' But
no band ever did better political ser
vice. The members had brass horns
and good lungs. Moreover, they, or
some of them, were known to ''tote''
pistols and ''radical'' criticism of
their music was rare. They were par
ticularly fond of one ''tune,'' for
they could acttially ''blow' that tune.
It was "Rye Straw'' and there was
not a cross-road's meeting in tho
country during the campaign at which
''Rye Straw'' was not heard over and (
over, especially at the meetings at I
which Democrats compelled the Radi- s
cal speakers to divide time with them. V
Wayside Meetings. 0
The delay in tle arrival of the I
Hampton party was (le to the fact
that two or three mectings were held
between Union and Laurens, people of '
the countryside gathering at Cross t
Keys and other points and demanding i
to see and hear ''Hampton,'' thoughis
every mother's son of them had heard d
him in Union the day before. When
they mez the Laurens party of riders, t
nire ;peeches were demanded and an- e'
other 3, -av ot' an hjovir occurred. Bv r
the way, I wil. [ 'nd ti 'reord of n
tle !erso n. t 1 t tro I .,ens coin
pany hnd while :hey were . aitin for f
the I,nien narFV. Thev or, ;i e ri b
in Lauirens-wvith thei~ inient -ht t
I have forotten tithm. n
Hovever. 1 had :.y r i.st v 1w of b
red-shirts this sre ': as
Jst d1-k. .\u -a imvt
were drawn u p
tihe old fen:all'-e
school) eampu w
adldressinig th'r. 7
38 miles froin
day's neetin.:. -7
Bee (all the w-;2
''Bunch ") was in .m
''B~ ill" ''Mauldil. : -
ant Governior. an. v : m
was secmnd. lie
The Morning 3 -tvr
with lines of 21,
the top of a iii
to say. around t*-,
of the m -
FUN AND A
Dec. 1st Ir
The K. G. Barko4
will put on the best carnival ever seen in tI
and recommended by!g
The Shows are
THlE LILLY SHOW, the only show of thi
TIlE OLD PLANTATION and GEORGI
and forget your troubles.
THE ORIENTAL THEATRE- People fr
beat show of its kind on the road. Th ere
galli one tacks."
ROBERTA and the Electric Theatre, all
class assortment of moving pictures.
The HIINPOO MYSTERY, where you e
The VAUDEVILLE SHOW--High class
ASiA, the Snake Charmer.
The FiERRIS WHEEL, the Trip to the S
SAMSON-A fine collection of Tropical E
and weighing 800 pounds, and Princess, 25 a
boa constrictors and are said to be i-especti
DOLLIETT, the smallest mother in the 1
weighs 88 pounds, aged 24. The baby Is11
bon 2pounds now.
Rollins Trained Wild Animal Show.
Mitchell's Venetian Glas~s Blowers.
Liberty Electric Palace.
Prof. Monsulla, the champion high wire v
Profs. Sceirti and Silverlake, wonderful cm
MIle Russell, Slide for Life at 2.30 and 9
The K. G. B3arkoot Italian Concert Band<
FREE Exposition of Mot
Remember the, date, Ni
lands. From these lofty uplands five
main highways lead into the town. All
night before the meeting the clans
were assembling and by daylight from
each of these roads could be heard an
incessant volume of piercing cheers
drowning the tramp of the horsemen
and rattle of wheels. At 9 o'clock in
the morning the square was jammed
with buggies, wagons and a few carri
ages and hundreds of cavalrymen gal
loping and threading their ways be
tween the vechicles. The procession
was forming on the College Campus a
few hundreds yards to the west, and
still the cavalrymen, came, and came.
I especially recall the moving picture
of some 100 men approaching from
the east upl) Main street. Thiey were
iniformed, but the uniform was white
aind their appearance excited comment
is they contrasted with the prevailing
Rind seemingly numberless hosts of
d-shirts. Coming nearer, it was
seen that. in order to be uniformed,
liese riders from Hunter's and Jack's
ownships and the Newberry side, had
niply ''shucked'' their coats and
vaiscoats and come in their ''every
lay'' shirls and trousers. Here and
here among them and among the red
hirts as well were officers with the
ride brims of slouched hats cocked on
ne side and occasionally there was a
lume in the hat. Other companies
id not wear red-shirts and there was
-ide diversity in uniforming, but the
ed flannel was predominant. Some
mes the officers wore sashes and in a
Dw instances swords that "had seen
)me service'' in even livelier times
angled at their saddle flaps.
Various companies had insignia all
icir own. The. Cross Hillers had I
flledl their club in honor of Col. 1
eautfort W. Ball. the county chair
n111. the company being composed
rgely of kinsmen and boyhood
.iens of his. and lie having beeii
rn a(d broulht up in that town-i4
lip. As a colmp1imnt to him these I
01eN wore pinned to their red-shirts I
ue ha!1s of yarn. "lue having,i
en his nicnamie as a boy. t
A Terror of Childhood.
TO I i I1. .:is n:c lv
'~ b''' 1 a..isce Irladrol"S of
S i :ion -h1se ani I had
+ i :eb 'Avrd to view
1:' wih t.indled admiration:
. one c!an ima,-ine the
5.. 5 2:mhe!ess riders. vell
Itt ):~ . I ': : :_Pi CO e .*i COMi
7a' v . , i: a: z t zni.1 the
--..6 ni-:ht anY
.:.nI the end of a
e; . ean.ed. At any
0i::Il 'Irenmed until then that
lhal se many men and \
a S. c.
N~ov. 26th to
:>t Camnival Co.
uis city. Every show is high class e
ress and public. ,
e kind in America. ti
A MINSTRELS, wheie you'll laugh 0
om the far Eastern countries-the
ton will see Mohammed Ali, "galli E
ru by electricity, containing a high e
people from India presenting won
for Ladies and Children. e<
*nakes Including PrInce, 28 feet long b
'eet long, weighsing 250 lbs. They are
velyl19S ears of age.
world. Te mother, '28 inches hih eh
months old, weIghed 4 pounds whena
alker at4.80 p.* m. and 10.80 p. m. tII
sting actors at 2.00 p.m. and? 7.0.p.m. tr
ivery afternoon and night.1
lern Wonders FREE ?a
>V. 26th to Dec. 1 nt. ~
horses and mules in the world.
The place of meeting, where the
stand had been erected, was in a
woodland in the triangle formed by
the Ninety Six and Cokesbury roads,
one mile and a quarter south of the
square, the property of the estate of
the late Lieutenant Governor James
H. Irby, (father of the late United
States Senator J. L. M. Irby.) The
marshalls of the day had been promot
ed on the field-for there had been
mighty little planning of details for
the gathering. However, this caused
no confusion, for were there not hun
dreds of Confederate cavalrymen,
and was not every lad, as well, at
home in the saddle? There were
enough of Hampton's old Legion to
have oficered a brigade.
The procession was led by carriages
with the speakers and there were pro
bably, no more than half a dozen car
riages and phactons in going order in
the county in those days. They were
all used. Gen. Hampton, I think,
rode in the carriage of the late Col.
Rutherford P. Todd, the last comu
mander of the 3d South Carolina regi
ment, and the candidate for State
Senator. Col. William Dunlap Simp
son, the candidate for Lieutenant
Governor, who succeeded Gen. Hamp
ton as Governor, and was then elect
od Chief Justice, being a Laurens
[mna, and idolized in the county, of
:ourse, received ovation second only
to Gen. Hampton. Indeed, nothing
)etter illustrates how completely and
lully the personality of Hampton per
vaded the campaign than the fact
hat lie remained the central and tow
iring figure, even in the presence of
ocal leaders of more than local re
iown. One hears nowadays a great
leal about other leaders of Seventy
six, of Butler, Gary. Hagood, Brat
on and Youmnans, and no one would
ha'rge mnc 10witlsubstraeting fromtheir
plendid fame, hut the simple truth is
hat th e spirit of IIampton, in the
earls ot' his people. towvred like the
1iure of Saul among his brothren in
h1e eves Of 10he 1hebrews. '"I Iurrah for
1:amp11tn! '' was the el whose echoes
'ever1, diel amlolnu- tle hills. and in
lhat cheer was victory.
Sone Musical Features.
One or two visiting brass bands.
'rm (;revinville and Newberry, -per
1aps. Were in the procession and the
aurens hnd was probably not as
oisy that day as it was wont to be
s at "radical'' meetings, when a
onservative amount of discord was
he road to ultimate harmony and
As tie procession moved along
'outi Iarper street one could see lit
Ie of it. the (ust was so great, but
ow the hoofbeats could be heard in
pite of the yelling and the crash of
and music. Frequently, too, there
vas siniig, sometimes by a single
ompany and sometimes by two or
liree, and then down tie whole line.
Ianty a ld tn iies were used, ut " John
Crown' s B(,dy'' was the favorite to
'hhilh thle riders usuallyv caine back
fler futile :ut tempts at later airs.
'le eomr ir boys, and the villagers1
ere countlv ry bys thien, wcrc not well
equainte! d with sinalebei(s from popu1
ir. !omuic oipera of the day. These were
he words to " 'John Brown'' that
hre red-shirts sang, over iand( over
We'll hang Danrr Chamberlain on a
sour ap)ple t ree
s wve go marching h-o-o-me!'
Tire seoendl verse substituted some
thier name for Governor Chamber
in's anid so on down the list. Nobody
memibered then that Mr. Chamber
in was an angel of light by the side
f other "Radicals,'' for the battle
as on, biut I have heard in the midst
f that campjaign prominent Demo
eats speak well of him, especially of
is personal courage and ability.
A County on Horseback.
It was said at the time that the p)ro
3ssion numbered 2,300 mounted men,
uat they wvere counted. If this be
'uie, it must have included nearly all
me white males above sixteen years
ld ini the county, outside of the towvns
here horses and mules were not so'
hentiful. HTowever, at least 300 to
)0 of the red-shirts came from the
>unties adjoining. There were pro
ibly 550 or possibly 100 Democratic
ogroes in red-shirts in the various
>mpanies. The whole assemblage j
the grounds was estimated at 5,000,
it I fancy this was too large a figure.
included some hundreds of ladies, ~
hose presence was especially invit- ~
I-the aim being to emphasize the
derly character of the meetings on o
re Republicans watching for pre- n'
'xts upon which to send more Fed- Y
at soldiers into the State. 4
A ,part of the audience occupied bE
ie improvised slab seats under the ~
cog in the grove, and I think negroes at
ore especcially assigned to a section ii
these near the speaker's platform. O
ost of the people had to stand bt ~
e gerot ud or sit on itair hom.ss, R
To make room fo' our
out the profit for the n
gone and then say tha
goods will not stay her
quote you are new go(
86 inch Black Taffeta, worth 1$1.00 f
86 inch Black Taffeta worth $1.0 oi
Waist Silks worth 60 ets. for 47 cent
Gray Mohair worth $1.25 for 97 centi
Green and Blue Mohair worth $1.00 f
Zebeline worth 60 cents for 47,cents
Melance suiting worth 75 cents for 4'
Worsted, all colors, worth 35 cts. fo:
Trecot Flannel worth 35:cents for 20
Silk Brocade worth 35 cents'yard for
All colors Outing 4 1-2 to 14:cents yc
OHARLESTON & WESTERN OAR
Schedule in effect June 3, 1906.
Lv. Newberry(C. N. & L.) 12:36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:42 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. &. W. C.) 2:09 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:25 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p. m,
Ar. Spartanburg 3:40 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Rry) 4:00 p. m.
&r. Hendersonville 6:35 p. m.
ir. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p. m.
kr. Greenwood 2:48 p.m.
Xr. McCormick 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Augusta 5:25 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
nusta, Laurens and Asheville, tri
veekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
'hursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
rillo Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
>artures, as well as connections with
)ther companies, are given as infor
nation, and are not'guaranteed.
Can. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
STORE YOUR COTTON.
The Standard Warehouse Corn
>any offers its splendid facilities to
he farmers and dealers of Carolina.
Warehouses located at Columbia,
lireenville, Greenwood, Orange
>urg, Anderson, Newberry.
..OW STORAGE RATES.
YE INSURE YOUR COTTON.
tceCip)ts good as gold.
Inquire of your local manager for
ates or address
CHAS. T. UIPSCOMB,
Secretary Standard Warehouse
ompany, Columbia, S. C.
Roo.m for your Cotton.
Take no chance, but us a safe
E. H. KIBLER,
Office formerly occupied
'By Dr. D. L. Boozer,
Newberry, 8. 0.
W RORE8 VITA LITY
e *Ma6o a
hodnee. Ane result. in so ays. Is se
wertii nd uickly uro wK ter a
ous en cnegitheir Icuh u ndb
eanes i r"eve her ati~h
!asting Diseases, and efet f eNbs
ceess and indisoretion, Whleh unfits one for
ua rbusiness or snarriage. Is not only cures
srve ton Ic aand loodI.aS'but lea grost
ock the pin1k gioiv to vale Ohee to an arca
all, $1.00 per package, or sxfr 50
th guaran'tee. Ciroeulrs*r ho .dro
WAL. MUDICINE 00.. Marins Bldg., ObLatoII
QILDERI & WEEgs,
Cut to th
large stock of Christma
Ext fifteen days. Do no
t we did not have what v
e at the prices we give y4
I Silks. * fta**. Me
or 67 cts. yard. Soutien Bell $2
Maid of Honor wc
e 88 ets. yard. Belmont worth
yard. Old Ladies' Comf
s yard. Old Ladies' Comf
yard. MnS Shes -Sou
Full Dress worth
or 78 cents yd. Patent Calf wortl
Scents yard. Aspecial line of
centsyard.$15.00, worth muc
12 1-2 cts. yard. Men's and Boys
Shirts worth 76
cents yard. Shirts worth 60
Now is; the time
23 cents yard. cut the pr ces.
rd. Hats and caps
rd " - prices.
I CO.'S DRY GOOI
Building, just below the Smith Co.
THE BANK OF
Capital Stock - -
Undivided profits ,..
Interest allowed at rate of 4 p
Special attention to farmers
small, none too large to enlist our
to meet and greet you. Call in.
G. Y. Hunter, President.
J. F. Browne, Cashier.
Board of D
N. L. Black. A. H. Hawki
S. S. Birge. J. S. Wheele
C. P. Boozer. G. Y. Hunte1
"The longest pole knocks down the
New York. While there secured tl
cheap things (not in quality but in
about complete and we invite inspecti
sledge hammer prices, and in Dress C
from 5c. yd. to $1.50. Elegant Ging
Checked Homespun 5c. up, Jeans, Il
line Clothing, men's, youths' and F
New York scooped lot of Boys' ClotI
This breatks all records. First lot ab<
soon. H-ats and Caps, new Broadwa
the r,ewcst and prettiest. Dor.'t take
just right. For Groceries, H-ardware
Ax and Bay State Shoes, Drop H-ead
years. , 1793 old reliable Domestic M
i,ooo bushels Seed Red Oats, sacke
Beautiful Parlor Organ, Oak, $45.c
Making 25 H UNDR ED Barrel
SEE FLOUR Just Received and
Best Patent $4.35
Best Half Pat. 3.85
Best Meal 80c. bus
Best Grits $1.'75 sa
on All Throu
Tickets are now on Sale t
For Full Information as t o~
consult Nearest Southern 13
Gee- B. Allen.
'Asst. Gen, Pass. Agent,
- Atlanta, Ga.
s Goods. We just cut
b wait until goods are
ve advertised, for the
>u, for the goods we
I's Ladles' and Childr'en's.
6eather worth $8 00 for -$2.50 pair.
rtI $2.25 for $1.73 pair.
.25 for $1.78 pair.
Drt worth $150 for $1.85 pair.
)rt worth $2.25 for $1.85 pair.
16.00 for $4.50 pair.
ethrn Quality worth $4.00 for 8.47 pr
$3.76 for $2.97 pair.
k $5.00 for $4.78 pair.
$3.75 for $2.97 pair.
Men's and Boys' Suits from $1.50 to
Shirts worth $1.00 and $1.50 at 78c.
cents for 49 cents.
cents for 43 cents.
to buy Underwear, and we have
for Men, Boys and Ladies at cut
TY, S. C.
- - $25,000,00
- - 12,160.00
:r cent. on time deposits.
accounts. No account too
best attention. It is a pleasure
J. S. Wheeler, Vice-President.
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, Attys.
ns. P. B. Warner
r. J. F. Browne.
A. G. Wise.
persimmon." Tust returned from
e new things, nice things and
price). Our immense stock is
on. We can only mention a few
~oods tlw new things, shades, etc.,
hams 5c. yd., Homespun 5c. up.,
[annel, Outingh full line. Elegant
oys', and Overcoats. Whuile in
ing which we on'er at -19C. suit.
mut sold out secondI lot expected
y styles. In Mlillinery we have
our word, comle and see, prices
c,we lead the van. Battle
Sewing Machines warranted xo
achine, $65-oo kind $25-oo
d 60o. bu.
s of that CHOICE TENNES-.
while It lasts to go at
} Every bbl.
idules on All
all W/Inter Resorts.
Rates, Routes, Etd.,
.ailway Ticket Agent
R. W. Hunt
Div1sion Pask. Agent.