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L AUKENS, B. O., July 4, 1898.
Dr. P. B. Connor baa with his family
left town for a suminor vacation and
will be abaent for two or three week*.
A mooting of the Greenville Convoca-1
tlon of the Episcopal Church will bo j
hold here In tho Church of the Epiphany j
beginning on the fifth of July.
The Viaanska Children.
Misses Borths snd Florenoe Vlssnsks |
and Master Daniel Viaaneka, the famous
you u? Columbia musician*, are visiting
their uncle, Mr. J. M. Vlssnaka. They
will probably give a concert hore next
A i sinuly Grove Church,
Boy. W. K. Bogirs will begin s series
of meetings at this Church on the even*
ing or July Ctb.
Services at 11 a. in. oach day and each
night until tho following Sunday night.
Ijaurens and Pelaer.
Polzor boat I<aurons in a splendid
game last Tuesday, score 7 to 6. Belera,
of Oreenvllle, who played wllh Laurena
distinguished himself as usual by a
groat catch. Dolors Is looked upon as tho
coming baseball wonder of this part of |
BcliCilttle Changes on t ho P. It. A W. C.
Passongor from Augusta, 1:05 p. m.
and4:5Sp. m. From Spartanburg, 1:05
p. m. and 0:47 p. m. From Greenville ?
12:20 p. m. and 4:65 p. m. Leaves ior
Groonvlllo, 1:20 p. m. and 5:30 p. m.
on tub n. ?fc i>.
Loave Laurous 10:40 a. m., arrive Co
lumbia 4:15 p. in., arrive Laurens 2:50 p.
Death of Douglas Pitts.
J. Doutrlas Pitts, eldest son ot Rev. J.
D, and Mrs. Phoebe D. Pitts, died Fri
day, June 30th after a palnlul illness of
sovoral months. Had he lived until
Septomber ho would have been twenty
Douglas Pitts entered the freshman
class at tho South Carolina College In
February, 1880 and graduated In June
1802 before he had reaohed the age of
ninotoen. He was a youth of fine Intel
loot and habits of thorough, conscienti
ous study. It was only natural that he
should have finished his collogo course
with high honors in bis olass.
Last October ho was elected teaoher of j
the sixth grade in the city schools whero
ho eontinund with his characteristic de
votion to duty until the spring when he
was compelled by failing hoalth to glvo
"up the position. As a teaoher he was
cut iroiy successful and waa beloved by
From his childhood Douglas Pitts was
a Christian, not merely one who ob
served tho forms of his religion, but
who winlo modest and retiring never
know what It was to shrink from any
sol( saorltlco. His lifo was noted too for
earnest and unflinching industry.
While his oarly taking off is a sevore
allliotlon to his loving parents and fam
ily they have the oonsolatlon of know
ing that their bravo and gentle boy In
in his brief career lived long enough to
Impress the lesson of the beauty and
valuo of a oonaeorated life. His mem
ory will ever bring to mind the promise
"Dlossed are tho pure In heart, for they
shall soo God."
A large ooncourse of frleuds, old and
young, followed tho remains to tho cem
etery Saturday artornoon where they
woro laid to rest.
This renownod Maglotan gave three
performances hero three years ago to
crowdod houses and he is baok again
with a new ontortainment. He will give
two entertainments at the Opera House
Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Ho should have full houses both nights.
Speaking of him tho Kookingham, N.
C, Rooket of Juno 10th, says:
"Signor Dosco gave throe entertain
ments here last Friday, Saturday and
Monday nights to packed houses, and
wo take pleasure in stating that Dosco <
gave the beat show ever witnessed in
Vour Summer Vacation!
Whero to go! The World's Fair!
How to gol Louisville and Nashville
When to go! Leavo Atlanta W. A A.
R. R. 10 a. in., 2:16 p. m., 8:20 p. m.
Arrive Chioago, 8:58 a. m., 4:30 p. m.,
0:30 p. m.
Less than 23 hours to Chioago.
Solid Vestibule Trains. Another fea
ture and advantage by the Louisville
and Nashville Line are variable routes,
Slop o vor privileges and a chance to visit
For tickets and other information ad
"Pubi) D. Rusn,
Dis. Pap. Agt. L. * N. R. R.,No. 36 Wall
St., Atlanta, Ga. 40-4m
" Milch cows for sale.
W. A. C1.A.11k.
latch this" while you have the
evince. No. 108 Oak Rocker $4.60. See
our ad in another column.
S. M. a E. H. Wllkes a Co.
Lost.?At cemetery Saturday P. M.
silk umbrella,ivorv handlo marked with
initials, C. C. F. Finder dollyer at this
Glenn Springs wator Is a tried oure for
all troubles arising from kidney, liver or
blood diaoases. For aale by Kennedy
Buy your loo from Dr. Posey's Drug
store and romember to bring a blanket
t<> wrap it up in as that will got xaoto tor
3 Ply Wool Carpeting at 85 cents, yon
can't buy It anywhere for less than $1, at
S. M. a E. H. Wllkes a Co.
Coats' spool cot toil atiobbora' prices to
^tho trado. Simmons Bros.
Aftor Juno, 20, my grist and flour mill
will be open dally and every body Is In
vitod to send in their grain and be con
vinced that Arnold's is the place to have
their grinding done.
B. F. Arnold,
20-8t Princeton, S. C.
Glenn Springs water is specially good
for all kidney and bladder troubles. It
will romove atone from the bladder In a
gout 1 e and speedy manner. For ssle by
820 yards Matting, white and ferny, to
arrive Wednesday from 14% oenta to 60
couta at S. M, a E. H. Wllkes a Co.
Eyooponing prloea on at raw hats, j
big stock and we muat get them off.
Will you suffer with Dyapepsls and
Liver trouble when Glenn Springs
wator will oure you. You oan get It at
^Ti Vult Jars, Jelly Tumblers, Fly Fans
and Fly Trap*, will give satisfaction at
S. M. it E. 11. Wllkes a Co.
15 and 1214 cents Ginghams (or 10 ots. <
10 cents (J ing hams for 8 cents. The >
are great bargains. Come quick if y
want a nice Dress for a little money.
THE PACTS ARE THESE.
They IV* late to Incidence, Small and
Cro?t, that Make up Now* of
8ee statement of condition oi The
People's Loan ?fc Exchange Bank.
< lot your grip and go to Oreenwood to
day. Great day for fan this.
Keally you had better take a share or
two of stock In the Laurens Cotton Mill.
Will Stothart has gone to Augusta for
? few days.
Miss Salllo Jones Is visiting her father,
Mr. W. W. Jones.
Miss Hattle Jouos has returnod from
a visit to Columbia and Newborry.
Muoh matter unavoidably erowded
out this week.
. Miss Hue Owlngs, of Power, is visiting
Capt. MoManus' family.
John Poole, Clarence Babb and Perry
Wright will leave for Clemson College
Mr. B. II. Balle, or Philadelphia, Is
visiting bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G
Liaurons needs a dozen b'g cotton
mills; tborofore lot us get to work aud
build one tremendous a flair.
Mrs. J. F. i$ >lt and family aro vlfdtiDg
Mr. J. D. Adams and family at Piod
Miss Lidle Irby has1 returned from a
visit to trlendsln Newborry and Colum
Tho AnvBRTisER is ploased to seo that
Mr. A. W. Hudgens of Easley bas boon
appointed postmaster for bis town.
Mr. Albert Anderson of the Port Royal
and Western Carolina was iu towu for
a short whllo last week.
Again wo should liko to know if any
one thinks tbat athlotio club idea Is
Tbo 8. C. College Alumui Association
held a meeting Saturday. They deter
mined to establish a scholarship.
If tho great Amerloan silver dollar
oontin uos]to go down, in tho natural
course of events where is it bound to
Mrs. Todd, of Duo West, and Rev. Mr.
Todd, formerly a missionary of tho A.
II. P. church to Mexico, aro visiting Mrs.
J.O. C. Fleming.
Mr. Willie Illllhouse, of Waynesboro,
Qa., was in the city last weok. Mr.
mil house was telegraph operator here
for several years and has many iriends
Wo are roquested to state that in addi
tion to tho dosing oxorcises of Prof.
Kwart's school at Mountville, a first
class barbocue will be given by privato
parties on Monday, lOch lnst. Also, a
match gamo of base ball is spoken of.
The salary or tho post master at this
place has boon roduced by the post olllco
department from fourteen hundred to
tbirteen hundred dollars. Tbo gross
receipts of the office hore for the past
yoar have boon two thousand nino hmi
ll rod and two dollars.
Greenvillo convontion of tho Episco
pal church will convene In tho church
of the Epiphany at this place, Wednes
day (to-morrow) morning and will be iu
session that day, Thursday and Friday.
Tbe exercises, consisting of public wor
ship and business meotings, aro opon to
Palmetto Lodge, No. 10, A. P. M., now
has one of tho coziest lodge rooms imag
inable. The floor has beon newly car
peted, the walls and coiling paintod and
tho room renovated in ovory way. Pal
metto is In a very healthy and activo con
dition and is doing a good work In tho
Mr. N. B. Dial has returned from
Washington. Ho declined tho Zurich
So far Mr. Dial Is tho only South Caro
linian to be oflorod a foreign appoint
ment. Ho should havo been givon a
In the meantime Zurich's loss is
Mr. Wm. D. Watts has retured from
tho South Carolina Collego whoro ho has
lust completed tho Junior yoar with
Mr. Watts will return to Collogo as a
"grave and revorend senior."
Mr. R. Fleming Jones has returned
from tho same Institution. He has sur
vived the period ol freshdom and next
year will be one or the sophomorlo
There was an excursion or colorod poo
plo to Spartanburg Friday. The Laurons
colored nlno played two gainos or ball.
In the morning they played the "Howard
Gap" nine. For several innings thoy
wore badly loft but soon pulled thorn
solves together and were In a fair way
fowl when their opponents stoppod
playing, oi.'.linlng that outsiders intor
ferod so muoh as to make playing im
possible. Tbesoore stood 15 to 13 against
Laurens, but Laurens would certainly
have won had the game boon linlshod.
In the afternoon Jaunens obliterated
tbe fipartanburg team by a score or 21
to 6. Laurens, by tho way, always wins.
Go to Dr. Posoy's Drug Store and got
something cool and rerroshlng to Drink.
To Hbstt:?Bakery In tho rear or Col.
Ball's building. Apply to W. W. Ball.
Moquettand silk goods for upholster
ing. Taoks and gimps to matoh at S. M.
A E. H. Wilkes A Co.
If you are .suite ring from hoad-aoho,
loss of appetite aud weakness, try a oase
orQIenn Springs water and you will feel
better. For sale by Kennody Bros.
How about that nloo worstod dress?
If you haven't bought, you aro in groat
luok, we will sell you flue lmportodpat
terns now at cost.
The celebrated "Bissoll" Carpet
Sv/oopor, onlv 13.60, at S. M. <fc E. H.
Wilkes .* Co.
Too many ladles hats. They must bo
sold. I'nco no oonsldoratlon. Try ns If
vou want something very handsome In
this Hue for a very little money.
Glonn Springs water is kept In cases
and on draught by Kennody Bros.
We havo the largest line of Nogligoo
Shirts and ?ont lemon's neck wear In the
oity. We want to unload thorn. Come
to see us for low prices.
Glenn Springs water will eure rheu
matism. For sale by Kennedy Bros.
In old times it seemed to bo
thought that a medicine must be
nauseating to be effective. Now,
all this is ohanged. Ayer's Sarsa
parllla, one of the most powerful
alteratives, Is agreeable to most
pa* \e?, the flavor being by no
xCry (Of PITCHER'S CASIORIA.
The Need of Sonrtety in l>anrens.
Whatever else Jbaurons hiay be her
moat ardent adn.lrer >v patriotic citizen
oould not claim for her even the usual
attainments In the way of sociology.
Probably In the whole state there Is
not another town of her size which does
not boast something which might be
termed a club, some place or some organ
ization, the object of which Is to fur
nish either amusement or both physical
and mental development for the younger
portion of its inhabitants. Not even a
Y. M.C. A. or tennis lain ox is tenco, and a
dancing club Is an entirely unknown
The young people who care for tins
kind of amusement accept tho hospi
tably offered them by tho neighboring
towns, with apparently never a thought
or roturnlng It. The boys and girls
oome home from college t nd soon fall
into tho humdrum atyle of life which
awaitathemlhore. Unless they aro unus
ually ambitious and fond ol sell '-im
provement, whnn thoy s?y farewell to
thesohool room It means a Una! farewell
to orory thing in the way of mental cul
ture. Few tb jro aro who appreciate
that oduoatlon comes not uocessarily
and never end* with a diploma but ouly
when the school of lite itsolf baa beun
dismissed. Very often If tho young
folks hud only a helping hund, some one
or somet hi ng to eneou rage and stimulate
them thoy would pursue their studies
gladly?a stimulus is wanting. This can
bo easily supplied by organizing 1 iterary
clubs, which would atonco afford enter
tainment and instruction. Our young
people aro not without tasto for lltoraturo
aud good lltoraturo, yet it would proba
bly seem so to a straugor.^fthon evou a
circulating library is not to be found.
The anxious parents, who fear that
their young sons, just growing up, will
tall Into ovil paths, know beyond a doubt
thst a certain amount of animal spirits
must be gotten rid of in some way and
acortain amount ol' leisure time dispos
ed of. Why thon do thoy not exert them
selves to provide Innocent outlets for the
spirits and Interesting intellect mil work
for the spare moments?
Both could bo done with but a very
small expenditure of dollars and cents.
The state oi affairs is not a result, of
lack of means but of lack of public
spirit -in short of selfishness, which Is
an undeniable attributo of all our citi
If, by any accident, some bold spirit
attempts to do something to help tho
town socially his project is oitbor wet
blanketed at once by older beads or In
differently passed ovor aud left to fall
through. 1,aureus Is a place where
things always do fall through?nothing
ever falls to do so, for a weary long timo
at least, aud tho strangest part of all is
that probably there is not a man or wo
man in town who would over be sulll
clontly interested to ask tho whorefore.
Of course thoy would nover dream
that they themselves wore the cause.
At tho Harris Liithia.
On last Tuesday evening our delight
ful home summer resort, the Harris
Lit Ina Spi iug near Waterloo, presented
as charming a scene as ono could wish
to sec The long cool piazzas wero filled
with a merry throng and surely tho
spacious rooms has neyer oontalnod such
an enthusiastic set of dancers before.
The visitors to the hi t Ida Hotel are never
troubled with the thousand and -ono
small annoyances which so ofton arise
at tho averago summer hotel so all knew
in advanco just what a good time thoy
wtntt going to have. They wore not dis
aflpTntod. Tho night was cool, moon
light thore was in abundance and tho
music of a ilrst rate string band did its
part well by putting the guests thorough
ly in tune. Besides those whose lucky fate
it was to mingle in the dance crowds ol
guests, who had como to try the wonder
ful wator either as a healer or as a pre
yenti ve filled tho house.
The gerinan was lod by Mr. C. W.
Oarrott with tho ease and grace which
characterizes him in all things but es
pecially in a ball room which does in
deed seem to bo his native heath.
Tim billowing young folks wore pres
ent: Miss Carrie Hill of Greenville
with Mr. S. M. Wilkes of Laurens, Miss
Mame Ferguson with Mr. W. W. Ball of
Laurens, Mrs. M. V. Dorroh with Mr. D.
L. wit greaves of Laurons, Miss Mary
Oarrott with Mr. James Shumate of
Laurons, Miss Hettio Lake of Newborry
with Mr. Qoorgo Boyd of Laurons, Miss
Lyl Harris with Mr. Dorroh Ferguson
of Laurens, Miss Eliza* McCaslan with
Mr. Ashmoro Davis of Laurons, Miss
Sara Ball with Mr. C. W. Oarrott of Lau
ren*", Miss Lldlo Irby of Laurens with
Mr. Tom Darlington of Allondale, and
Mr, Ous Allon of Allendalo and Mr. B.
Oi Dowon of Laurens.
Tho dancing was kopt up until tho
vory wee small hours with only a slight
intermission for refreshments and thon
as the last strains of "'Home, Sweet
Home" molted away tho party dispers
ed, too happy aud too sleopy oven to
dream. Laurens is blossed indeed
in havlug so near her such a splen
did place at which hor young peop|o can
amuso themselves. With such a crowd
of guests and so oapltal a band, Mr. Har
ris' Visitors COUld not fall to onjoy them
selves and even If thoy are not doyotees
of the Terpslchoroan Muse almost ovory
variety of out door and indoor amuso
ment is accessible. Thoy who go to Har
ris I,it bin for a day generally make It a
wed. for tho placo in truth speaks for
itsolt as no one can speak for it.
Court opens July 17th.
J N Jonos
J D Mills,
Jno G Drownloe,
.lames M Smith,
.Tared 1) Sullivan,
J H Hipp,
W A Pufman,
A 3 Martin,
L M Cannon,
J A Taylor
W II Pitts,
J B Whltmire,
W Sanford Knight,
S M Duncan.
Jno H Henderson.
Jno H Wolff,
H 0 Fuller.
At a rogular mooting of the Laurens
Baptist s u ml a, Schoo), July 2nd 1893,
tho following t solutions wero unani
Bosolved, That this Sunday Soliool do
slros to put upon record its great admi
ration, ioyo and confidence m J. Doug
las Pitts, a member among us while In
lite: and now that ho Is no more, Its
deep sorrow at his early doath.
Bosolvod, That It Is no common or
ordinary testimony we bear to hi a worth
in this school, to his boautiTul ohrlsilan
oharaoter, to his pationt.oarnont, zealous
work and service for tho Lord, and to
his pure and unspotted example during
tho whole of his short life.
Resolved, That while we mtnglo our
toars with those of his boroavod parents
aud brothers and sisters, thore Is joy in
the thought and the assurance that It is
woll with Douglas?that It la bottor for
suoh as he to bo with tho Lord.
Resolved, Tb d a pago on our rooor.l
book bo Inscrlbod to his memory, and
that tho secretary be Instructed to pre
pare and presont a copy of theso.in
lions to tho family. L. S. FULLF.lt,
C. H. RoPicn, Sec. Hupt.
CHILDREN CR ' FOR PITCHER'S CASTORIA.
D A Olenn,
A M Curry,
T Y Henderson,
J L Milam,
J II Cunningham,
H W Boyd,
F O Nanco.
W C Smith,
O D Young,
A B Blakely,
Q D Wilson,
T J Little,
J R Fuller,
J M Armstrong,
C A Bolt,
The Confederate Veteran?.
Tho County Survivors' Association met
in the Court House Friday and pursuant
to a previous resolution was dissolved.
It was then orgaulr.ed Into a Camp of
United Confederate Veterans with Ufty
The Camp was named Gariington in
honor or the late Col. Conway Gariington,
who fell a: the battle of Savage Station.
Officers of the Camp:
Col. it. w. Bali, Commander.
Jno. M. HudgenS, 1st. Liout. Comman
T. B. Crews, 2d. Lieut. Commander.
A. S. Owlngs, 3d. Lieut. Commander.
Jas. II. Traynham, Adjutant.
J. Frank Kam age, quartermaster.
Dr. J. if. Smith, Surgeon.
J. Q. Wilbur, Asst. Surgeon.
Rev. J. I). Pitts, Chaplain..
W. A. McCdntook, OMoer of Day.
J. ii. Copejand, Treasurers*
W. W. Kennedy, Sorgt. Major.
J. T. Langstou, Vidette.
James Wham, Color Sorg't.
W. H. Henderson, Color Guard.
G. W. Moore, Color Guard.
J. P. I Ml lard, W. II. Hellams,
H. Summend, J. C. Hfllams,
d. P. Ooggane, G. W. Munroe,
U. W. Ciilbertson, Jno. M. Clardy,
W. II. Frank?, M. L. Bullook,
J. O. Tompleton, J. O. C. Fleming,
A. W. Bramlett, L. d. Compton,
L. E. El more, B. L. Hendorson,
Androw Culbertson,G. M. Langston,
E. N. Griffin, J. M. Simpson,
J. W. Moore, J. W. Peterson,
W. T. Ch<u>pell, R. H. Yoargin,
J. Y. Pitts, O. G. Thompson,
j. d. Mock, A. v. Blohelburgor,
Wiioy C. Smith, Ja?. S. Davidson,
Jno. VV. Porguaon, W. T. Boyd,
Milton Golden, J. P. M ay,
Manning Edward?, M. C. Cunningham,
J.R.Anderson, ^ W. L. CunninRham,
W.A.Watt?, W. J. Douglas?,
J. W. Shell, G. F. Little.
Col. Conway Garlinuton.
Tho name chosen for the Camp will
perpetuato the memory of Lout. Col.
Benjamin Conway Garhogton. Though
recollections <>r tho life, vlrtui-s'and gal
lantry of this youug soldier aro still
grcon In tho hearts ol many bravo sur
viving comrades, these facts gloaned
from a sketch in the "University Momo
riai," a volume by Rov. John Lipscomb
Johnson com-nomorativo of thoso for
mor students of the Virginia l'Diversity
who gave their lives for tho Confederacy
Will bo of iutorost to tho younger gene
Ho was the third son of John and Su
san W. Gariington, of Laurous, was
born Nov. 4,1830, received his early ed
ucation at the old Malo Acadomy, was a
student for awhile at South Carolina
Collogo but subsequently entered the
University of Virginia where ho gradu
ated in tho law department. "He had
just boon admitted in Columbia to the
courts of South Carolina and had re
turned homo with tho intention of open
ing an ofllce in his native villago when
a call was mado by tho Governor of tho
State for soldiers to defend her holders
from an iuvading Too; and this gallaut
young man was among tho first to oftor
himself and the noble company or 'State
Guards' or which ho was Captain.
Tho oiler was of course accepted and
the State Guards bocamo whon united
into tho service of tho Confederate
States, Company A., Third South Caro
lina Infutary. From' the bombard
mont of Fort sumtm- to tho battles
around Richmond in 18G2, Capt. i .'avih g
ton was not absent even once from tho
poster duty. Such attention to his com
mand, such devotion to tho sncrod cause
in which ho was engagod could not fail
to produce tho logitmato results. It was
no mean compliment there!ore whon
upon a reorganization or the regiment
he wns elected Meuten ant t'olonol. In
this command, ono or tho most oflicient
iu material, drill and discipline, ho boro
tho roputatlon or an otticor or rare and
At tho battle or Savago Station, Juno
20.1802, ho foil mortally wounded and
died on tho field. In the charge in whloh
ho lost his lifo it is said that he was con
spicuously prominent, moving hither
and thither, animating and encouraging
his men. And whon his vitals had boon
plorced by a minnlo ball ho announced
with the coolest intropidity his condition
to thoio around him, and then urged
tfiem forward with words, "Chnrgo,
boys Charge! Forward, my brave
Whon night came on and Golioral
Stunner had withdrawn across White
Oak Swamp, Col. <;aldington's comrades
round him lying perfectly straight upon
his back, with his hands folded upon his
breast, and his sword standing with tho
point in the ground by his side! How
cool and self possessed must have
been his mind at that lime! His attitude
and fcalnroB bespoko no thought or foar,
or even pain, bo calm was ho in that aw
ful death hour, whon loft nlono with his
Col. Gariington was a man of high
promiso both in tho profession which he
-had chosen and in that which was thrust
upon him by tho event of tho war. That
ho was cfuciont in the school of the sol
dier, and m all tho high qualities of tho
offlcor, those of his gallant command
who survivo will tostity. That ho was
possessed or the truest courage tho cir
cumstances or his death abundantly
Had ho boon pormlttod to consum
mate tho lifo that was opening before
him, ho must, with abilities that titled
him for tho field and tho forum, have
taken position in his Stato among tho
most honored ot her sons.
A younger brother, John Gariington,
was kilted at Frodorluksburg.Doc. 13,1802.
1 ho remains of tho two woro brought
to l/aureus and rolnterred In tho villago
Col. Gariington was a man of com
manding form, handsomo faoo and olo
gant manner) possossed a o)onr and vig
orous intolleet and was a graceful spea
ker. Long Will his friends remember
his last address to tho "Stato Guards,"
before they I oft. t heir homes ror the un
certain held - and especially the quota
lion referring to theii return,
'And we'll como baok In glory
Or como not again I'
Sad indeed is the remembrance that he
'can.o not again.' Reared in tho lap of
affluence, gratified in all his wishes, so
far as consisted with his bost lutorosts,
belovod by all, his young lifo was a sun
beam, shedding lifo and happinoss upon
thoso who como within its Intluonpo. In
tbo social oirolo ho was unrestrained aud
full ol lifo and humor. His conversa
tion was chaste, as hi. habits woro
strictly temper.tie. His high principles,
gonorous disposition, and courteous
boarlng preservod for him In Iho army
tip) popularity which ho had at home.
And it may be mentioned, In bvidenoo or
tho high regard |n wh|oh his momory
is hold by his comrados and frlnndf,
that such a number of their ohildron aro
bolng crdlod for him that 'Conway' ban
become quito a common name.'
Tho AnvRRTisMii rogrots that lack
or spaco provents tho publication or the
skotch In lull.
I Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorf
A Clinton Idea.'
Our Monthly makes a fen remarks
whioh we givo below.
The suggestions sre not bad and except
that the removal of several gentlemen,
engineor, conductor, etc., from Laurens
would be necessitated, our town (would
not soffer that we can see.
But wo very much loar that the Bail
road peoplo will not adopt the proposi
tion in a hurry.
It 1?Just as well in this connection for
us to petition tho Mouthly never to call
this town Ij-iureuBvilie agaiu because
tho namo as applied to the place is offi
"The schedulo on tho Laurens railway
may suit Lauronsvlllo but It does not
suit this place at all. We again reiterate
that, If Clinton woro inadoheadquarlors
or the railway, aud trains left hore about
8 or 0 a. m., running up to Laurens,
thence to Newborry, roturnlng to Lau
rens in tho afternoon and back to Clln
touby?orOp. m., It would bo bottor
for Clinton aud Laurens, both. Our
people could oasily spond tbe day at tho
Court house, aud In additiou got tho use
of all tho t ruins leaving Luurons for
Spartanburg, Oroenville and Augusta.
It WOUhl g.ve this plaeo the facilities Of
connections with tho "City" that it neods
and ought to havo; and tho result would
be that thousands of tlckots would be
sold whore none are now. The B. a D.
authorities seem to think that by pro
venting connections at La uro us, they
compel passengers to uso their line; to
Spartanburg and Oroenville, and so
they do for Newborry and points bolow.
But Clinton is no near, aud tho big road
too convenient, for that to work hero.
If this sohoino suggested woro Operated,
tho B. a D. road would break up huge v..
hack and bloyolo opposition, to Laurens,
would build up travel between tho two
points, and would not loso ouo fnro that
it now sells ovor its own lino. Wo speak
whorcof wo do know. Will uot tho ?a?
zotte, the Herald and tho Advkktiskii
give this suggest ion their consideration ?
Our suggestion rofers only to the pas
senger traffic. Freight cars could bo
picked up and delivered from I.aureus,
as at present. Nor is this a suggestion
In tho Interests of Clinton, oxcopt as it
Is to our Interest to belu oloao commu
nication with Laurons.!'
To My Friends and Oiistomors
I have removed to Augusta da., and
am now in buslnoss at 520 Campbell St.
dealing in wines, hquours and bran
dies. All orders will receiyo prompt at
tention. L. KorruL.
Wn KitKAs, In the unsearchable
wisdom of Almighty God our
friend and brother, Coi. K. vV.?!Ar
lington, an official member of ttiis
Quarterly Conference, was called
from tho scone of bis earthly exis
tence on 7th of May.
Itesolved, That in this dispensa
tion of Providenco Iho Church lias
lost a much esteemed official mem?
ber, tho county a highly honored
and public spirited citizen, and bis
family an affectionate and beloved
2d. That we tender our profound
sympathy and condolenco to tho
members of our decoased brother's
3d. That a page of our record
book be inscribed with bis namo
and dedicated to bis memory.
4th. That our secretary furnish
bis family with a copy of these res
olutions, and also havo them pub
lished in our county papers and
the Southern Christain Advocate.
J. M. BO YD, P. E.
W. P. Harris, See'y.
Mr. Editor of tho ADVERTISER,
a few dots, if wo land in tho waste
"General Green" has surrender
ed, fair weather, fine crops and
everything at tho present promis
ing around Burnsville.
Mr. Lewis Burns has a cotton
bloom open to-day, tbe 1st inst.
Little Fordie, son of Mrs.. Mary
C. Garrett, had the misfortune to
get his arm broken last Thursday,
29th ult? by falling out of a tree.
Ho has our sympathy In his afflic
Misses Lula and Alice Spratts,
of Greenville, after spending seve
ral weeks with Miss Daisy Mitchell,
have returned home.
We had tho pleasure of attend
ing a gay picnic and sociable at
tho residence of Mr. A. B. Burns
on the 17111 tilt.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Check and
Miss Nannie Martin, of Youngs,
visitod Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Burns
and little daughtor recently.
Miss Ida L. Tomploton, after a
low wook's vacation has taken
charge of her school at Owens
A series of meetings will begin
at Warrior on Saturday before tho
fourth Sunday in July.
Insurances Against Accident.
The usual odds laid by nn accident
company aro ?1,000 to ?4 that you do
not dio from an accident in a year. Sup
posing that tho whole population of tho
country were insured against accidents
ju one office, each person paying ?4 and
being guaranteed ?1,000 in caso of death
by mishap tho rn-ominms would roach
tho fignro of ?140,740,808, and tho sum
to bo paid for deaths would amount to
?14,008,000, loaving, after the deduction
of a few millions for working expenses,
tho very respoctablo profit of ?130,000,
Effect "I 11.%at and Cold on liodles.
Tho body of Princo Mon?chikollf, a
favorite of Petor tho Great, on being ex
humed after 03 years' burial in tho frozen
soil of northern Siberia was found to
havo undorgdno hardly any change.
Corpses interred in hot sand do not de
cay, but become mummified.?Wttsh
Statement of tho Condition of
people's loan & exchange bank
Of Iinui'ons, H. O., nt tho Close of
Business June ?Oth., ISO?.
It I SOI IM I "..
i.oan.'-. and Discounts, $175,703.57
Stocks and Bonds, 20,025.03
Curront Kxponses aud Taxos
Chocks and Cash Itoins, 2,773.30
('ash on hand, 2\f>\)dA\
Due from B.iuks, $851.02
Roal Estate, Furmturo aud
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Undivided Profits, 81,052.08
Dividends unpaid h-ji.oo
Duo Danks and Rinkors, SSt'Ll i
r.ni . Payable, 85,00.1.81
HTATB or SOUTH CAROLINA, )
COO KT V OK L\UUKNM.|
'.'i '?...11 \ cornea i>oforo mo w. A.
alts, Cashier of tho nbovo named
Dank, and makes oath that tho foregoing
stalomont is oorrect to tho bout of his
knowledge and hc}ior,
Sworn to and subscribed bofbro mo
this 3d day of .Inly, i ?;.
J. W. Tonn, NoUry Public.
N. It. DIAL, 1
It. V, WATI'S, [ Directors.
A. II MARTlN,j
Dispensary Aet a Compromise,
Loth Iis I am to enter into tho
discussion of this question in the
publie prints, I foe) constrained by
a sense Of duty tu do so, as a llOUl
ble representative of the people,
who had something to do iu shap
ing the Evans bill in the StatoSon
ate; as a prohibitionist in principle:
as a church member who fears God
rather than man: md as a Refor
mer iu both politics and morals.
Was the Evans dispensary act a
compromise? or was it intended
to crush out tho prohibition senti-1
ment of tho Stato as expressed at
the poll*, at the last general elec
tion, and to substitute therefor a
liquor dispensary as a State Insti
tution, and an Improved method of
whiskoy traffic, affording more rev
enue? Having had abundant op
portunity of kuowing, I fcive it as
my deliberate judgment, that the
Evaii8tbill could noverhave passed
the Sonate without that amend
ment allowing a majority of the
free-hold voters to control tho
question of establishing tho dis
pensary and of appointing a dis
penser. That amendmout makes
it possible to prohibit the sale of
liquor where now licensed, by the
local option afforded, after the
whiskey saloons aro closed on the
1st of July; to establish a dispen
sary or not us a majority of troe
liold voters may elect* Senator
Btanyarne Wilson, who is always
vigilant and thoughtful, added a
valuable amendmcut at tho end of
tho bill, in another sccliou. the ef
fect of which was to preserve tho
status of prohibition wherever it
now exists in this Stato by law. It
will bo seen therefore, that tho act
Is a compromise and is, with its
iron-clad machinery for enforcing
prohibition in ono county where
established, on the ono hand, or
protecting tho interests oi tho dis
pensary in another county, whore
th.it is preferred; on the other hand
it becomes tho strongest local op
tion law over adopted In South
Carolina. It is one, in my judg
ment, which if it is impartially en
forced by tho Stato Hoard of Con
trol, in counties which elect to do
without ilio dvmonsary, that will
knock '-blind tigers>" -tf.o utterly
blind that they cannot hurt' half as
bad as tho dispensary tiger now so
fondly potted and fostered by the
Stato Board of Control and to bo
lot loose on tho people on the first
of July next.
1 voted for tho act for tho pro
hibition that win in it, thinking
that a half loaf of bread is better
than no loaf. Wo havo a right to
the full benefits of that act and I
trust tho people of Laurens will
promptly assert that right .by re
jecting the dispensary in favor of
absolute prohibition in accord with
our vote at tho polls.
It is idle and vain to say that
politics is at the bottom of the op
position to the dispensary. Tho
prohibition sentiment el tho Stale
entertained by people of all fac
tions represents tho opposition to
tho dispensary. How was it hero
in Laurens County? 2,215 votos
were cast into the prohibition box
?1,540 for prohibition and only
G70 against, making tho majority
for prohibition 870. In tho- Stato
a majority of nearly 10,000 votes
were cast in favor of prohibition
at tho primary election, August
30th, 1892, and all this with no ref
erence to politics, A leading pol
itician of tho Reform faction said
recently "that our dispensary law
was tho best prohibition bill ever
passed and every discerning man
knows it too," when he is doing all
he can to drive prohibition out of
tho State by over zealous advocacy
of tho Stato dispei.sary. Ho, a
professed prohibitionist,was greatly
shocked and said "he ncvor ex
pected to 800 the day when a coali
tion w ould bo formed in our State
between prohibitionists, church
members and tho liquor sellers to
defeat a law to close tho doors of
barrooms." Wo reject tho charge
as unwarranted and untrue. Pro
hibitionists and church members
do not want "to defeat the law
that closed tho doors of barrooms."
They want it enforced and if ho is
a "discerning man" lie knows it,
and knows too there is no coalition
either accidental or othorwiso be
tween theso and liquor sellers to
defeat the closing of barrooms.
They want to close them under tho
dispensary act and by exercising
their rights under tho same, to pro
hibit Stale bar-rooms. Liquor sel
lers oppose alike tho dispensary
option or tho prohibition option
under tho act. If a mujority of
free-hold voters of tho city of Lau?
rens, whether Reformers or Con
servatives, refuse to sign petitions
for a dispensary?and that glvs u*
tho alternative of prohibition?is
that not what tho people ot the
city and country voted for and
wanted, and miusL wo reject it be
cause somo may bo suspected of
political motives in so acting? But
they cry, "if you elect to h ivo pro
hibition, instead of a dispensary
under tho terms of this act, you
will bo over-run with blind tigers
and loso tho revenue too." These
peoplo who manifest moro flip
pancy than profundity Iu the dis
cussion of this question, affect a
great horror for "blind tigers" and
withal more love for reveuuc, than
the great moral interest of tho poo?
pie. Would tha'. they also had as
wholesomo a dread of the dispen
sary Tiger that is soon to begin his
ravages in our Stato under tho aus
pices and protection of tho Stato
Board of Control, and to bo con
tinued, day after day, while a "blind
tiger" seriously hampered, may ex
pose himself, now and then, to the
ponaltie.s of this iron clad law and
suffer imprisonment, fine, and tho
confiscation of his stock in trade.
Where counties want tho dispen
sary and will not havo prohibition,
I am willing for them to mako the
experiment and would not throw
any factious opposition in tho way.
My purpose hero is to present and
insist on the prohibition option of
this act, which I feel has.been neg
lected or misrepresented, I cheer
fullyHdmlt thut the dispensary is
a groat improvement in some im
portant respects over the whiskey
soloon; but you can't get rid of tho
fact that whiskey, whether pure or
adulterated, whether dispensed by
tho Stale or tho red eyed saloon
koepor, will destroy tho bodies and
souls of men I and will furnish Vlo
thos for tho gallows, tho peniten
tiary, almS'lunpfes and insane asy
lum,s. Ami you can't get rid of
tho moral responsibility, whether
you disponse this liquid damnation
In porson or by nuthori/.od agents.
A. C. FvMjtilt,
Juno 27lh, 180:1.
Children Cry tor Pitcher's Castorla.
Was Secession Horn in 1.aureus?
To Editor of Advbrtiskr:
In a recent Issue of the Green
ville News, Juno 23d, appeared an
article copied from the Itiohmond
Times giving an account ("taken
verbatim from tho Abbovillo l*ress
of Nov. 28d, I860,") of a Secession
meeting held at Abbovillo C. II.,
S. 0., which it appears to be claim
ed was (he first meet in;-; of the
kind ever held. "The ball was
opened at Abboville" according to
that article. Just a few days be
fore tho appearance of the article
in the News a gentleman, a Laureus
man, gave mo an account of a very
similar meeting?hot speeches, hot
resolutions, minute men, etc.,?that
he attended at Laurens C. H. Ho
said emphatically and repeatedly
that it was the first socession meet
ing ever held?"the opening of sei
cession." Tho gontleraan did not
givo any date. Gan**tho Adver
tiser or any of its readers fix the
dato of the Laurens meeting? Of
course a great many will probably
say that thero is not much honor
involved, that it was all a mis
take, otc. However that may
be, or may have been, both tho Ab
boville mooting and tho Laureus
meeting appear to havo been par
ticipated in and endorsed by somo
of tho most honorable men in tho
country. But as somo equally as
good men, though not mentioned,
I bellove, in either account?were
opposed to tho movement?it will
bo well enough to state that your
correspondent Is merely after tho
Cross Hill, S. C. B."
Wo offer One Hundred Dollars
reward for any casoof catarrh that
cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh
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and believe him perfectly -honora
ble in all business transactions and
financially able to carry out any
obligation made by their firm.
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<fc Marvin, Wholesale Druggists,
* Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
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blood and mucous surfaces ol tho
system. Price 75c per bottle. Sold
by all Druggists. Testimonials
When Bab/ was ?lck, wo gavo her Castorla.
When sho waa a Child, sho cried for Castorla.
When sho bocamo Miss, she clung to Castorla.
Whoa she had Children, ahe gave them Castorla
New JBar"bor Shop,
In Tho Robertson Building,
TWO DOORS FROM THE POST OFFICE,
Polito Attention and Uood Work
Promised All Customers.
Is Lifer Worth Living?
That Depends Oa
For more ills icsult from nn Un
healthy Liver than any
When you arc Bilious
When you are Constipated
When you feel Dizzy
When you have Dyspepsia
When you have no Appetite
When your Skin is Sallow
When you are Out of Sorts
TAKE LIVER-AID. ?
No Pain?No GlUPBS in Liveh
A graduated medicine glass goes
free with each bottle.
LIVER-AID Cost Only ?O cts,
And It Cures You.
All of the above Manufactured by
HOWARD & WILLET DRUG COMPANY,
And Sold by ?
H. MARTIN and B. F. POSEY, Agents'.
LAURENS, S. C.
Arc very essential when a
person is ill and adulterat
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powers like wholesome
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keeps nothing but the best and
purest Drugs and Medicines
and people wanting anything
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I also carry a large slock of
Tottci Articles, Stationery, Tobacca,
Cigars, Colognes, Toilet and
Laundry Soap and a hundred **
and one other things kept in
a first-class Drug Stoic. I keep
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prices. Yours for mutual benefit,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRU66IST.
DR. W. H. BALL,
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
Office Days?Mondays and Tuesday.
3MC-u.st Have It.
The Famous Clothiers, Hatters and Shoers,
Are Cutting Prices
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, SHIRTS, COLLARS,
Cuffs, Underwear, Ladies' Slippers, Etc.
Save money by trading With us. 10 per cent given l>ack on all Cash
purchases from June Z2i\ to July ist. Woith making.
flJtF' Wc will allow a discount of 5 pet' cent on all accounts paid before
Money is needed at once and we are willing to pay those big prices
for it. This is a
and as it is a recognized fact that our prices have been ii^l?t in the past,
these prices make them VERY RIGHT.
Straw Hats without wg?n? to COST. La?-e*'a,u- c,,il*
'? Red and Tan Shoes at HALF PRICE.
lDa,-vis., Roper <&, Co.
Knmou&Clolhiug, Unt and Shoe Store.