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LAUBENS, 8. C, July 17, 1898.
Tho Laurent legislative delegation met
at tbo court bouse on Thursday hut and
recommended Cspt. T. J. Duokett for
for school commissioner, in view of the
vaoanoy to occur in that office. Gover
nor Tillman has the tilling of the va
cancy aud he will probably appoint
We bad a pleasant call from Mr. Wel
lington Kose, editor ot "Tho Tourist," a
paper published In the interest of Cen
tral Hailroad travel. The plant, of this
paper is edited, printed and published on
board a car as It rolls through the Cen
tral Systoin. Mr. Rose was Unding out
tbo strong points of our growing olty.
Tho dwelling bouse of Mr. J. D. Hairs
ton, who lives about 2 miles north of
Ooldvillo In this county, was totally de
stroyed by Are Wednesday morning.
Mr. Halrston, and lamily barely escaped
with their lives. Tbreo negroos have
been arrosted and lodged in jail, on tbe
cbargo of having committed the deed.
Two ol thorn have confessed and impli
eato tho third.
Children's Day at Dials.
children's Day for the North Laurons
Circuit will bo at Dials on Friday tbo
'.'-1st inst.. and tbe protracted meeting for
Dials Church will begin tbo following
day. Our special mooting at Trinity
will begin first Sunday in August, at 11
J. M. Shell, Pastor.
Tho Visanska Conoerr.
AU Laurons found tholr way to tbe
Opora House last evening, tbe attraction
boing tbe Visanska concert given by tbe
throo young musical prodigies of Colum
bia, Borths, Fioronce and Daniel Visan
ska. Daniel aud Florence, tbe younger
sister, are violinists, Miss Bertha Is a
pianist. Tbo selections rendered wore
all from tbe German mastors aud were
intorproted In so wondorful and im
passioned a inaunor that tbe instru
ments truly seemed to speak. 1 It Is not
putting it too strongly to say tbat the
audienco simply went wild with enthu
Our Hoys ut Clenison.
That institution opens with .301 boys.
Tho News and Courier prints tbe names
and ages of tbo youth matriculating at
this young Institution, and wo find tho
following accredited to Laurent?:
Clarenoe M. Ilabb, W. Perry Wright,
Coo. II. Charles, W. B. Clark,
Jno. W. Copeland, W. P. Fullor,
Jaeob C. Hudson, J. T. Poole,
John H. Parks, O. F.Shell,
L. Stokos Toaguo, A. Hudgeus.
Tho nyorage ago Is 17.0 years. Abbeville
county loads all the rest with 05 and An
dorson follows wlih 31. Fvery county
has a representative except Union.
A Delightful A flair.
Tho young society people of Laurens
gavo a delightful gorman at tbo Ben
Delta Hotel on last Woduesday evening,
complimentary to their visiting young
lady frlouda. Tho gorman was gracefully
led hy Mr. C. W. Oarrott. The ohape
rones of tho occasion wero Mrs. W. S.
Killlingsworth and Mrs. Crouch. Tbe
following young peopio wero presont:
Mr. C. W. Oarrett with Miss Lidie
Irby, Mr. Arthur Simklns with Miss
Porrln Farrow, Mr. Thomas Watts with
Mis3 Willie Cray, Mr. Leland Frlerson
with Miss Allio Webb, Mr. Young Vance
with Miss Kate Bewley, -Mr. William
Darlington with Alias Julia Crouch, Mr.
N. S. Harris with Miss Adolo Hayne,
Mr. H. B. Webb with Miss Louise Vance,
Mr. D. L. Sltgroayes with Mrs. M. V.
Dorroh, Mr. Dorroh Ferguson with Miss
Lyl Harris, Mr. S. M. Wilkes with Miss
Oarrio Hill. Tho stags present wero
Mosers. G. II. Boyd, B. C. Bowen, W. P.
Richardson, M. L. Copeland and W* D.
Tho light fantastic was trlppod till tbe
"woo sma' hours" and all onjoyed them
Tin; Court of Gonoral Sessions met
promptly at 11 A. M. Monday morning,
Tho distinguished Judgo of this circuit,
Hon. W. H. Wallace, presides. Solici
tor Schumpeit, Stenographer Campboll,
the Grand and Potit Jurors, all went
promptly to work, tho machinery mov
ing without ajar.
Jno. McCllntock, colored, was cou
victod of hoii80-breaking and sentenced
to a yoar in tho penitentiary.
Tho trial of Jennings and wlfo aud
C^ra Bullock charged with infantiolde,
is now in progress.
The trials of-Sullivan for murder,
.1 ohii Ferguson for murdor. Charlos
Croon, Oeorgo Bomar and Wado Can
non for arson, have had days fixed. The
defendants are all colored. Thore are
other mi nor casos aud It 1?? probable the
sossions will consume until Thursday of
tho woek. The remainder of tho torm,
which ouds on Saturday night, will bo
givon to equity matters.
J. Wright Nash, Esq., who graduated
at law with distinction In tho State Unl
vorsity, lias boon assigaod by the court
to dofond the nogroes charged with ar
Attornoy Pilgram, of Woodruff, Is In
&OondatiGO on tho court.
Tho Woman's Missionary Soc iety.
Ton Woman's Missionary Society of
South Carolina opoued Its annual sos
slon in the Methodist Church on Wed
nesday, tho 12th inst. There were about
75 dologatos present. The delegates
fcprosont tbe different Methodist
Churckos .'nil Societies of the State.
Tho Socioty was called to order by its
Prosldont Mrs. M. D> Wightman, of
Charleston, Aftor a few bspny welcome
addrossos, the Society began i<;> ork.
Tho Socioty held throe mootings a day.
Tho morning oxerclses wero devoted
to buslnoss, the ovonlngs and nights to
talks and leoturos from tbe different
dologatos. The subject of missions was
thoroughly desoussed. The different
Missionaries prosent gave somo excel
ijont Information concerning their differ
On Sunday Rev. Young J, Allen, a re
cently returned Missionary., Kayo two
very interesting talks on China. He
gavo a decription of the people, their
manners, customs and religion. Dr. Al
len's lectures added much intorest to all
The Socioty adjourned Monday to
meet next year at Union, S. C. Before
the adjournment the following offioers
were oloctod t o- tho ensuing year: Pres.
Mrs. m . D. Wightman, of Charleston,
Vice Pros,, Mrs. W. L. Wall, ol New
berry, Corresponding tyeoretary, Mrs. J.
W. Humbert, of Qrangoburg, ?eoording
ft 00 rotary. Mist) Isabella D. Martin, of
Columbia; Treasurer, Mrs. E. S. Her
bert; Superintendent of tbe Juvenile
Work, Miss Josie Chapman.
Tho oxerclsesfof the socioty have been
well atteudod and wero exceedingly In
teresting to all denominations.
Children Cry (or Pitcher's ^Cattori*
A FLEETINQ GLANCE.
A MID-SUMMEK WEEK'S INOIDBKYB AWl>
A FEW D0TLET8,
Regarding torn* of the Fooplo who** Ar
rivals and Departures Hare Mad* It In
Lieut Uo v. K. B. Gary was in the olty
for a few hours laat week.
Kov Dr. R. N. Wells and family aro
visiting the family or Mr. B. O. Crisp
Dr. Clarence Poole was in the olty on
business last week.
Dr. Stothart and son made a flying
trip to Augusta last week.
Sheriff O. S. McCravy went to Colum
bia for a few days last week on business.
Capt. A. B. Byrd, of Greenville, was
in the oily last week.
Mr. Henry Cathoart, or Columbia, is
visiting (he family or Mr. J. W. Shell.
Miss Emma Lcake, or Clinton, visited
her friend Miss Lyl Harris last week.
Miss Louis Kiillan, of Greenville, is
vlBlting ber aunt, Mrs. Charlie Mosoley.
Mrs. Mary Rbodes, of Clinton, is pass
ing some time with relstlves in town.
Mr. Bismark Balle, after a few weoka
visit to parents, has roturned to Phila
Mr. J. \V. Nasb, a recent honor grad
uate of the South Carolina College Law
School, la attonding Court.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bonnett havo re
turned from a visit to relatives in Green
Mrs. W. H. Webb and ohlldren of
Nashville, Tenn, are visiting the ramify
or Mrs. S. Ii. Frierson. v
Mr. J. G. Brown and family are sum
mering with frionds in Oroenvilie and
Mr. and Mrs. Iugolls, or Enoroe, weie
in town last Tuesday for tho Visanska
Miss Blanche Morris, daughter or the
Rev. S. L. Morris, or Union, is on a visit
to Miss Lillian Jamieson.
Misses Lizzie and Hollo Cralg, of T.v
lersville, were vlsitlug relatives In the
city last week.
Mrs. Kite Wright, or Jackson, Miss.,
Is visiting hor daughter, Mrs. B. If. Bal
Rov. Jas. Carlilso, or Spartanburg, Is
visiting his numerous frionds in Laur
Dr. Sampson Pope, ot Nowborry, visit
od his friend, Senator J. L. M. Irby, last
Misses Willie Gray and Adele Ilayne,
ofOreenvllle, aro visiting tho ramily of
Mr. S. W. Vance.
Miss Lyl Harris gave a delightful
little dance to her young friends last
Miss Nlta Frierson has returned from
Nashville, Toon., whore she has been at
tending the Peabody Normal College.
Dr. William Philips, an aged citizen of
this county, died at his homo noar Mil
ton on the 11th lust.
Cadets Irby, Mlnter and Babb are at
home from tho Citadel. Cadet Irby has
with him a friend, oadet Ilayne or
Dr. J.A. Stothart has sold his drug
store to Mr. II. P. Burdetto. Dr. Stoth
art and family will remain iu Laurens
for some months yet.
Mr. James Shumate left a few days
slnco to pay his paronts at Andorson a
visit. Mr. Shumato will be absent for
about a mouth.
A crowd of young Laurens sports went
on a fishing excursion to Milton last
wook. They report having had a line
Miss Mary MoOarloy has boen awarded
tho second scholarship in the Winthrop
Normal College. Tho first scholarship,
oach county being allowed two, is al
Miss Carrie Hill, of Groonville, who
has boen visiting Mrs. M. V. Dorrob,
has returned home much to tho regrot
of the many rriends she mado during
hor stay here.
The County Commissioners are having
somo muoh needed repairs and painting
done in the court houso. The appearance
ol tho hall-way and offices is very muoh
Rev. Mr. Clayton is oxpected to do
liver a series ot sermons in the school
house at MorntvlRe boginning Saturday
22nd lnst., at 11 A, M, On Sunday at
tho same time and at nh.'it,
Miss Isabelle D. Martin, of Columbia,
has boen attending the Woman's Mis
sionary Convention bore. Miss Martin,
hero as everywhere, has a host of rriends
who aro always glad to soo hor.
The Llborty Springs Sunday School
will celebrate "Children's Day" .Satur
day beforo tho 5th Sunday In July. Rev.
J. W. Flynn, D. D., or Columbia, S. C,
will be present that day and mako the
missionary address. Dr. Flynn will
remain soveral days and preaob.
The adjustable Duplex corset can be
adjusted to fit the form. For sale by '
Do you need rurnituro? if so wo need
your money. Come and we will trado.
S. M. A E. H. Wilkes A Co.
Dr. Posey's Ice wagon will deliver to
suit the public generally. Loavo your
orders at the Drug Storo and they will
have prompt attention.
To Rknt:?Bakery In the rear of Col.
Ball's bullying. Apply to W. W. Ball.
Rugs arrived to-day, $3,'()/.;(o worth or
the "celebrated Bromley goods rrom sin
gle door to 6 by 0 feet in sl/.os. Got our
rail prices on same. S. M. A E. II.
Wilkes A Co.
if you are suffering from head-ache,
loss of appetite aud weakness, try a ease
orGlenn Springs water and you will feel
better. For sale by Kennedy Bros.
For coinfor^ and durability the Duplex
corset is unoxoelled, ^or gale by Sim
The most plesant place in town in the
way or keeping cool and getting some
thing to drink Is at Dr. Posey's Drug
As you entor our ehlna store stop and
look at that oil cooking stove. Only
one ever(boenin our city. Wilkes'China
This is melting weathsr and our prices
have melted with It. Simmons Bros.
Glenn Springs water Is specially good
for all kidney and bladder troubles. It
will remove stone from the bladder in a
Kontio and speedy manner. For sale by
A Chance for a Poor Boy.
The Lauren* County Alumni Associa
tion of the H. C. College has determined
to lend one hundred dollars yesrly to the
education of some young Laurens man
at the 8. C. College.
The holder ol the scholarship will be
selected in the following manner and be
governed by the following regulations:
1st. The sobolarsbip shall be raised by
voluntary subscription and shall pay'
one hundred dollars, payablo to the hol
der one half at the beglning of the
scholastic year and one half on the first
day ot February.
2nd. The holder shall be elected by
Competitive Examination from rest
dentsof Laurens County, the examining
board to consist of the County School
Commissioner, one member ot the Asso
ciation appointed by the president and
one member selected by theso two.
The holdor of the scholarship must
give his note without Interest to repay
tho Association all monies advanced
him within as short a time as possible
after loaving college, and that this is to
be considered an obligation binding, on
8rd. Applicants must be botween the
ages of sixteen and twenty. They
must enter tho acudemio and not tho
professional departments of theeollogo.
It Is understood that the Association
reserves tho right to declare the schol
arship vaoant at any tlmo when in the
opinion of tho provident of the collego
tho holder is not demeaning himselt in
a worthy manner or making satisfac
tory progress in his studies. Tho presi
dent of tho college shall bo requested to
furnish reports to tho president of tho
association of the progress and goneral
department of the holder of tho .scholar
4th. Applicants for tho sobolarsbip
shall satisfy tho exooutive oommlttoo of
the association that they aro anablo to
obtain a collego education without as
sistaueo, and that they aro of good moral
5th. The examining board at the com
petitive examination shall soloot a hol
der for the scholarship and altornate.?
The laiter shall bo appointed to tho
scholarship in tho event that It for any
cause shall become vacant boforo the
opening of the session.
6th. The competitive examination
shall bo held on the second .Saturday in
Soptember in tho city of Laurens. It
shull bo upon tho studies required for
admission to the freshman class of
For some ton days Ugly rumors sproad
abroad connecting School Commis
sioner L. P. Davenport with a grave
scandal. It was charged that be went to
tbo house of a farmer somo eight milos
South of this city, and in his ahsonce
made indecent proposals to bis young
wife, who bad formerly been a pupil of
Davonport. The lad3' finally gave the
alarm and Davenport made bis escape.
The matter got sproad abroad however;
tho frionds of tho family woro aroused,
and besides, tho neighbors took up the
mattor and held mebtings looking to an
investigation as public decency had been
outragod, Mr. Davenport being a public
official. In tho meanwhile, ho had
friends, some of them oflicial!>, who with
cash and credit condoned with the
husband of the victim. Thus the
"jingle of tho guinea heals the hurt
that honor fools." The healthy tone
that pervades our people, howover, wo
gladly note, could not tolerate in a pub
lic omcial this invasion of decency and
Davenport promptly tendored his res
ignation and left for the far West.
Mr. Davenport had many frionds, a
gentlo and mild mannored man, of three
score years, and nobody ever suspectod
in him the charactlstics of a gay Latha
Go to J. O. C. Fleming A Go's, for
Wood's Perfect Preserving Powder, for
preserving Apples, Peachos, Pears,
Plums, Cherries and fruit or every kind.
Also, Vegetables such as Corn, Deans,
Tomatoes, Peas, <fch. Porfectlul harm
less, and guaranteed a genuine preserva
Ono packago will bo sufllcient to covoi
about 0 gallons of Fruit, Etc; Price 25
Now arrival of matting, carpeting, oil
cloth and rugs. Wilkes & Co.
Woareheadquartorson slippors. Don't
buy until you soe our line. Simmons
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
LWer trouble when Glenn Springs
water will cure you. You can got it at
Thorn is no question about tho fact
that that we havo the best 'lino of nogli
gee shirts in tho city and they are cheap.
wantkd.-r-A?onts to canvass Laurons
and adjoining counties, flood pay to
tho right parties,
C, L. Fikk.
Matting from 14"^o to 50c. Bay while
you can get a good soloction. Wilkes A
Glenn Spriugs water is kopt in casos
and on draught by Kennedy Bros.
Black silk mitts and fast black hosiery
aro specialties with us. Simmons Bros.
Glenn Springs wator will euro rheu
matism. For sale by Kennedy Bros.
Ladies, if you want tho host shoo on
the market buy a pair of ^ellger Bros,
from Simmons Bros.
Glonn Spriugs wator is a tried oure for
all troubles arising from kidnoy, liver or
blood diseases. For salo by Kennedy
Your Summer Vacation!
Where to gol Tho World's Fair!
How to gol i/oulsvillo and Nashville
When fro go| f^eave Atlanta W. A A.
R. R. 10 a. m,, 8il5 p, m? 8|2o p. "
Arrive Chloago, 8:68 a. ra., 4:30 p. m.,
0:30 p. m.
Loss than 23 hours to Chicago.
Solid Vestibule Trains. Another Toa
ture and advantage by the Loulsvlllo
and Nashville Line are varlablo routes,
stop ovor privileges and a chanco to visit
For tickets and other information ad
Frbd D. ilusn,
Dis. Pas. Agt. L. A N. R. R., No.86 Wall
St., Atlanta, Oa. 40-4m
To My Friends and Customers*
I have removed to Augusta (la., and
am uow Id business at 520 Campbell St.
dealing In wines, hquours and bran
dies. All orders will receive prompt at
tention. L. Kofpkl.
T?> laurens. ypternus.
All members of tho Laurens Survi
vors Association under resolution pass
ed of last meeting, are roquestod to sign
the Rolls, which will bo found with Col.
J. II. Traynhatn.
B. W. BAM,,
July 10th, IM-.I. Commander.
Mb. Editor:?For the past two
weeks certain articles have been
appearing In your paper relative
to the state of Eaurens society in
both of which the heads of fami
lies, the fathers, caught it, so to
speak, rather heavily. As a repre
sentative of these much abused but
long sufferlog gentlemen I wish to
make a promise and a plea, to say
nothing of a little suggestion which
might aid the good cause somewhat.
Realizing as I do the importance
of this question which, ''8" so
kindly brought to the public notice
1 wish to express my approval and
concurrence In the opinions he ex
pressed, and to promise my hearty
good will towards and cooperation
In any enterprise or undertaking
which has in view the social ad
vancement ot the town. Then
there is another thing I'd like to
say?it gives mo pleasure to see
that "One of the Mothers" is going
to stand sponsor for this movement,
for it seems to your correspondent
that this is woman's true sphere
and that in it man cannot hold a
candle to her?but the charges
made against the opposite sex by
the writer seem to me rather un
just?perhaps it never occurred to
her that, though the preparation of
the mornings meal did not trouble
us the wherewithal the next one
to be procured with was "smoked
in our pipes" rather too often to be
agreeable, if shi had taken this
view of tho case, certain remarks
and insinuations concerning easy
chairs and after dinner siestas
probably would not have been in
dulged In. However this may be,
the fact remains that this question
of amusement for these young
folks of ours, Is not yet disposed of
and, if I may be permitted to sug
gest, it has occurred to mo that
there is a class In our midst upon
whom it is fitting in every way
that this duty should devolve?tho
ladies in the community who have
reached that period of life when
birthdays are thiugs of tho past, is
the class to which I refer. In what
do they lack, in order to he fitted
for social leaders? They have
reached the happy medium ' in
years, neither young and over en
thusiastic nor old and disheartened
with this trying old world, and they
have no gray hairs in their heads
from trying to decide whether mar
riage is, or is not, a failure; on the
other hand they are doubtless tho
possessors of an immense amount
of energy, executive ability and
good temper?tho first two named
attributes may be a little latent,
but it is ouly because the environ
ment has not been conducive to
their development. If these ladies
would use their energies to tho
cause they would prove the mis
sing link which would unite tho
young with tho old, and in the
meanwhile they could not fail to
find their now role both attractive
One of the Fathers.
Allow us through your columns
to bring to the attention of the la
dies who are in sympathy with the
improvement that has been going
on from year to year in the l.tdles
department of the Falrview Stock
Show. A thought or too that may
aid in inspiring them to greater ef
forts for the coming display.
First. As 1893 is the greatest year
known to tho American people for
displays wo can't afford lor this
one to fall behind any previous
one, but must keep up with the
spirit of the times.
Second. The stock and cattle
men are making vigorous efforts to
make tho coming show far exceed
anything ever seen around old
Third. We have the promise ol
improved arrangements in the
building for tho display, Also, if
this display shows a marked im
provement the association prom
ises to build a larger house for '94.
To make this display what it
ought to bo every lady should bring
or send something. In addition to
the regular order of awarding pre
miums, we propose giving a pre
mium on tho largest quantity of
canned fruits, on quantity and va
riety of Jellies, preservos, pickles
and jams shown by any one family
or individual. Tho same offer is
made on plain and fancy work,
pillow shams, (It is a pot idoa of
ours to make the pillow sham dis
play the largest ever seen in the
State.) We expect to have a de
partment for tho children under
twelve years old, and wo ask tho
parents to give them the necessary
encouragement. Competent judges
will be selected, and the officers in
chargo will use all diligence in
seeing that ouch article will bo
judged according to its merits, so
that all will have an equal showing.
Wo tako this opportunity of ex
tending to you and your neighbers
a cordial invitation to attend our
show on Friday tho 20th of Sep
Miss May harrison,
Miss Oarrib Stood a kd,
Dr. h. B. Stewart,
Managers Ladies Department.
Crops as a general thing are very
small, thore are oome fields above
tho average, but as a whole crops
are very sorry indeed.
Children's Day at Dial's next
Friday 21st., the public are cor
dially invited to attend.
Mrs. Sarah Owings and daughter
Ellen loft last week for Chatta
nooga, Tenn., where they will spend
Mr. Marvin Owings has fever,
Hopo it will rosult in nothing se
Miss Loo Curry is very sick at
Are You Nervous?
Are you all tired out, do you liavo
that tired feeling or sick headache ?
You can be relieved of all theso
symptoms by taking IIood'3 Sar
saparilla, which gives nerve, men
tal and bodily strengh and thor
oughly purifies the blood. It also
creates a ffdbd npotl(e,cut,es indi
gestion, heartburn and dyspopsiu
M. D. Lane, Doveraux. Oa.,
writes: "Ono summer sevoral years
agoj while railroading in Mississ
ippi, I becamo badly affected with
malarial blood poison that impaired
my health for more than, t\Vo. years.
Several''offensive ulcers appoarod
on ioy legs, and nothing seemed to
givo permanent rollef until I took
six bottles of B. B. B., which curod
mo entity." ?
Children Crvjor PITCHER'S CASTOKIA.
Cross Hill Notes.
The reaper death has boen in our
midst in the past two weeks and
has made fearful havoc with his
merciless blade. There wore six
deaths among the colored popula
tion last week, and this week we
are called upon to mourn the denth
of two of the white race. Both of
them of a very interesting and
mournful character. On tho 9th
inst, h sweet autl lovely little girl
of Mr: Robert Brown's whs cut
down and transplanted to tho bet
ter world, ami tho youug parents
are sadly lamenting the loss of
(heir first born.
On the 10th Inst., Dr. William
Philips closed a long and useful
life, passing peacefully away to his
reward. Dr. Philips had reached
the advanced age of 82 years, all
of which he hud spent in this neigh
borhood, having died in a milo of
where hd was born. Ho was the
father of 14 childron all of whom,
and their mother, went before liim
to the other world, but ho leaves
a number of grandchildren and a
large circle of friends and relatives
behind to mourn his death.
The weather is very hot and dry.
Crops are parching up; gardons
are almost entirely gone and unless
there is rain soon thero will he
trouble in the camp.
We are looking forward with
high anticipations to tho meeting
of the Sunday School Convention.
Come down, Mr. Editor, and see
mb at that time.
Tho Sallora Got Seclusion.
Years ago, when tho full rigged man
o'-war was "right in line," tho Hartford
put into Boston harbor and dropped
anchor off the Charlestown navy yard
one fine day. Tho Hartford at that time
was as much an object of wonder and
admiration as tho gallant Now York or
Boston is today, and visitors flocked
aboard her in grout numbers. Her cap
tain, au obliging man, made every effort
to seo that his visitors wero well carod
for, and personally ho showed party aft
er party over tho ship. At the mess
hour it was his habit to tako tho curious
down to tho berth deck that they might
see how tho sailors ate their meals. That
was bofore they had tables on board tho
vessels of war, and when the meps cloth
was spread on tho deck.
Tho sailors did not mind this at first,
but after a time it became irksomo.
They came to the conclusion that their
privacy was being interfered with, and
so finally they decided to put a stop to
it. The next timo the captain took a
party down to show them his happy
family as it paid tribute to the inner man
an old salt, the acknowledged leader,
reached for a certain bowl. This was tho
signal, and forthwith a dozen sunburned,
brawny arms wero stretched forward to
ward that self samo bowl, and a lively
tussle for possession ensued. Tho cap
tain stood aghast. Such unseemly con
duct paralyzed him, but beforo ho could
recover there was an apparently vicious
"scrap" going on, and beforo his visitors
too. This was too much for him, nnd
afterward the sailors partook of their
meals uninterrunted.?Boston Globe.
A Grcnso Filter For Dollarn.
A filter for removing grease, which
often passes into boilers with tho feed
water, consists of a metallic chamber or
filter box in which are a series of gratings,
and between these gratings aro placed
layers of wiro gauzo and flannel of a spe
cial texture, which forms the filtering me
dium. Tho feed water from tho donkey
pump enters the filter box from one side,
passes upward through tho filter cloths
and thence out to tho boiler, tho scum
passing away through another outlet.
By this means it is found that all greaso
and greasy matter, as well as other im
purities, aro arrested by the filter cloths,
Which can bo readily taken out for clean
ing or renewal. Tho filter is equally ap
plicable to land and marino boilors.?
New York Telegram.
Tim Australiern Kon.
The Australian kea has been written
about considerably, and a writer in Tho
Cornhill Magazino ascribes to them an
intelligence which can be called nothing
but devilish. Ho says tho ken was onco
a harmless bird, but with tho introduc
tion of slaughter houses it has developed
a taste for animal food, and especially
for kidnoys. They like tho kidnoys of
dead sheep so well that when these failed
thoy proceeded to eat out the kidneys of
living sheep, leaving tho poor beasts to
dio a most agonising death.
A Spot of Oil Iu tho Son.
Ton miles south of tho Sabine river
and a milo off shoro is a natural phe
nomenon known to sailors as "Tho Oil
Spot." No visible boundary divides it
from tho open sea around, but oven dur
ing a storm, oven though tho waters be
come red and turbid, thoy remain com
paratively calm.?St. Louis Republic.
No Advice Ahotit Kissing.
A prominent publication, in which a
department is given to answering ques
tions sent by letter, has been obliged to
request young women not to send in
quiries concerning when, where and
whom to kiss. "Any girl needing ndvico
on this subject would, wo aro sure, not
bo guided by any advico of ours."
ivory nulluni Ball?Btalned with niood.
Tho globo of ivory which is knocked
about a tnblo inngnmo of billiards costs,
if of good quality, nt least $10. This rep
resents its cost in money, Thoro is,
however, a, far. more, important and for
midable element in tho prico which has
Men paid for it. Tho billiard ball of
puro ivory represents as it lies White
and glistening upon tho cloth an oxpond
ituro of human lifoblood as well as of
Elephants' frnsks aro brought down to
tho African coasts by caravans gonoral
ly in charge of Arabs, which havo boon
trading in tho Intorior. Very often thoy
havo picked up, slaves ns well as ivory..
Bu$ vhia phase of tho matter jnay'bo left
out of tho account.
It is estimated that cvory largo ohravan
bringing ivory to tho coaat has cost moro
than 100 human lives through fights and
murders in tho courso of tho expedition.
Thirty moro men aro likoly to havo suc
cumbed to fovors or other diseases and
tho fatigues of tho inarch.
Tho hunting of tho elephants and tho
capturo of tho ivory nro very likoly to
havo caused tho death of 10 men alto
gether. Such casualties nro tho rulo
In elephant hunting rathor than tho ox
An nv.orago tusk doos not furnish moro
than enough matorial for two good bil
liard balls. Of courso tho Remainder of
tho ivory in each tunk is niado uso of in
other ways. A perfectly cut billiard ball
requires special quality or so called
"norvo," which is found only in one part
of tho tusk,
Tim chances avo that a billiard ball of
y i6 first quality has cost at least oho hu
man life, and fhoro is not ono auch ball
Which may not truly bo said to bo
atained with hnman blood. Thoy can
hardly lie considered, theroforo, a cheor
fnl accompaniment to a sensitive per
son's diversions.?Youth's Companion.
OLD CLOTHES IN LONDON ALL DRIFT
. TO A FAMOUS PLACE.
Old Clothe* Mart In lloundadltch Attracts
Handrads of Thousand* of People Who
Went to Wear Kxpenalvo Apparel, hat
Can't Pay Very Mach For It.
Down in the unsavory and ill favored
quarter ofjHoundsditch, behind the area
of tho city where countless gold is made
and turned over, there is an inclosed
spaco, part of the so called Phil's build
ings, whioh goes by tho descriptive name
of the Old Clothes Mart. Admission to
it is obtained on payment of a penny as
entrance fee, collected by a man stand
ing at tho barrier that divides the street
from tho emporiums beyond. The gen
eral aspect is far from iuyiting, and a
first cursory glanco seems to reveal only
a collection of rags and decrepitude The
floor is nothing moro than tho pavement.
Tho roof is the sky, and in rain or sun
shipo tho heaps of clot! es uro exposed
without protection to the changes of the
capricious London climate. On slushy
days thoy present a lamentablo appear
Thoro are no benches or stalls, as in
other markets, only lines of wooden rail
ing running along tho inclosure marked
out in lengths and apportioned to tho
different vondors. Tho goods aro packed
in sacks or bundles deposited on tho
flags, and at tho open mouth or top of
eaoh is displayed a sample of its con
tents, which is ?also temptingly laid
across tho roil, whonco depend the legs
.of trousers, tho sleoves of dresses, the*
frills of petticoats, tho soles of boots or
the handles of sticks and umbrellas. Tho
goods vary considerably in quality and
aspect. Some aro moldy, tatterod or
Ci ?lorless; others aro in fairly good con
dition, clean and sorviccablo.
Old Clothes Mart is victualled by hawk
ers who haunt certain suburban districts
to purchase tho cast off garments of tho
moro modest inhabitants?those who do
not hesitate to discuss the conditions of
tho business in person at their front
doors. Tho dealings aro not carried on
in cash. Tho hawkers, with nstuto knowl
edge of human nature, offer in exchango
"crockery, plaster figures or even flowers
in pots, experience having successfully
proved that a bust, a pair of vases or a
water bottle worth sixpeuco is infinitely
moro tempting than a shilling, and tho
buyer has tho satisfaction of emptying
the barrow laden with flashy, worthless
articles at a profit of 60 per cont.
When his original stock in trade is re
placed by wearing apparel, tho hawker
adjourns to tho neighborhood of tho
mart, where ho finds a group of men
calling themselves commission buyers
who bid against each other for tho whole
lot. Tho successful competitor forth
with distributes his bargains among tho
holders of tho railed off compartments
inside, who endeavor to retail them to
tho customers who havo paid tho en
trance fee. Tho host of theso customers
aro always Irish buyers. They carry off
wholesalo quanities for Belfast, Dublin,
Cork and other localities beyond tho
channel. Taking into consideration tho
nature and general appearance of tho
consignments, it is startling to learn
on good authority that occasionally ?30
and even ?40 havo been paid down in
cash for ono lot. Credit is never given,
and payment precedes tho delivery of
Hats, which, as a rule, aro the most de
plorable objects, fetch but little, yet aro
eagerly bought whatever their state.
They aro sent to Paris for tho sako of
tho silk on them and there manufactured
into new ones. Coats vary moro in prico
than any other article; some go for a
penny, somo for sixpence and upward to
?5. There was a legend on tho mart that
onocoatwas actually sold for "a tenner."
Clothes that havo been worn by tho
highest and richest in tho land havo
found their downward way to Hounds
ditch, not excepting tllOSO onco belong
ing to tho Prince of Wales, not that tho
lioblo owners aro a party to tho desecra
tion, but because tho valets whoso per
quisites thoy become know of this way of
realizing money for them. Tho bargains
aro advantageous to all parties. Somo
of tho shabby, disreputable and poverty
stricken looking railing holders at tho
mart, tho men who haggle desperately
over a sixpence, aro well to do capital:
ists. Ono of them is tho proprietor of
several houses in a good quarter of Lon
don. Others havo a largo balance at tho
bank, and others still own considerable
property in stocks and shares. They
turn over thousands of pounds in tho
courso of a year, which is not surprising,
as tho mart is opened every day and vis
ited by 000 or 700 people on week days
and by 4,000 or 5,000 on Sundays. A not
able particularity is that wbilo on week
days tho stalls aro freo and a charge is
mado for tho admittance of tho publio
on Sundays tho stallholders pay a small
feo and the customers enter gratuitously.
Tho mart is open from 11 to 0. It is a
favorito lounge for the dwellers in the
district, wbilo those on business intent
flock to it from great distances.
Tho old clothes mart of Bxniusditoh is '
not comprised in tho list of tho 100 ^mr
kots mentioned in the report o* tn0 com.
mittoo Of public QO?*^ nim it inay
thereforo contin-o to exist with inim?n.
ty? It .*.7is been in working order for
uOOUt 00 years and is an important ono
in its lino. Its trade extends to Spain
and tho Capo, whither go tho renovated
costumes and repaired goods. Franco
and Scotland receive their consignments
in their unregonerato stato and trent
I them according to their own require
ments.?London Cor. Now York Sun.
Curious People lu i: u ? i.i.
"Tho Christs"' aro a curious sect in
Russia, They worship each other! Tho
chiof ceremonies aro a crazy species of
dancing, yelling as loudly as possiblo
and pounding stones with sticks.
Tho "Skoptsys" bclievo in self muti
lation, but will not submit to amputation
ovon though it would savo lifo; Liko tho
VChrists," thoy dance and yoll for hours
without intermission. ? Philadelphia
Dealing With An mm. .1 Man,
"Horo's your faro," said a gentleman
to a Finnish peasant who had driven him
for three hours through tho woods, and
ho banded him four shillings.
"No, sir, that's double my fare," hero
plied, returning half tho money.
And when ho was told ho might keep
it for his honesty ho slightly nodded his
thanks with tho dignity of ono of naturo's
"1 was prostrated with A severe
bilious complaint," writes Krastus
Southworth, Of Bath, Me. "Aftor
vainly trying n number of reme
dies, I was finally induced to lake
Ayer's Pills, I had sarccly taken
two boxes when I was complotly
Whoii Hab/ was nick, wo gftfe tier Castor!*.
When ibOWaSV Child, "ho cried for Outorl*.
When ihe became M|*?, ?Ii? clung to Castoria.
When aho hod Chlkirsu, shn gavo tUoiu Castoria
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURBNS
AI the Glos? or Business, July 13,189s.
Ix>ansand discounts, $ 01,730 05
Overdrafts, sooured 100 fit
l . 8. Bond* to sec uro cireula
tion, 10,000 00
Due imm approved rosorvo
agents, 620 80
Due Ironi othor National Hank?, 124 05
Hanktug-house, furniture, and
ttxturer, 3,075 55
Current expenses and taxes
paid, 01 72
Hills ol other banks, 760 00
Fractional papor currency,
niokles, aud eonts, 277 30
Specie, 7,137 85
liOgal-teudor notes, 1,030 00
Redemption rund with ?'. S.
Treasuror (5 por cont. or
circulation, 720 00
Total, $125,008 12
Capital stock paid in, $ 03,000 00
Surplus rund, 12,000 00
Undivided proiits, 1,200 24
National Hank uotos outstand
ing, 13,120 00
Dlvldonds unpaid, 572 00
Individual deposits subject to
check, 18,83$ 03
Time certificates of deposit, 1,078 53
Duo to othor National Banks, 700 84
Duo to State Banks and bank
ers, 033 48
Bills Payablo, 1*2,500 00
Total, $125,008 12
I, John Augustus Barksdale, Cashier
ol tho abovo-namod bank, do solotnnly
swear that the above statement Is truo
to tho liest of my knowledge and bolicl.
John Auu. Bahksdai.k,
Subscribed an<l sworn to beforo 1110
this 15th day of July, 1803.
John m. Ci.akdy, j, v. 1.. c,
T. E. TODD. )
C. I). BARKSDALE, \ Diroctors.
B. F. POSEY, )
The bridge at Mountain Shoals,
across Enorec River, will be let to
the lowest bidder on August 3d,
1893, at 11 o'clock. Plans and
specifications made known on day
Also, a bridge across Warrior
Creek, on road leading from Ora
to Landfords, 011 August 2d, IS93,
ot |0 o'clock. Plans and specifica
tions made known on day of letting
out. Any and all bids liable to re
jection. Contractors to give bond
and security for pevlbrmanc of
13y order of Hoard County Com
R. P. ADAIR,
\ C. U. c. c.
M. L. Bullock, Clerk.
July 17, 1893?51?4*
?Tew Barber Shop,
In The Robertson Building,
TWO DOORS FROM THE POST OFFICE.
Folito Attention and Good Work
Promised All Customors.
That Depends On
Fur more ills icsult from an
healthy Liver than any
When you are 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
No Pain?Np Grjpbs in Livkr
A graduated medicine glass goes
free with each bottle.
LIV13II-A1D Cost Only ?O cts,
And It Cures Yon.
All of the above Manufactured by
HOWARD & WILLET DRUG COMPANY,
And Sold by
H. MARTIN and B. P. POSEY, Agents.
LAURENS, S. C.
Are very essential when a
person is ill and adulterat
ed medicines cannot possi
bly have the curative
powers like wholesome
DE. B. P. F0SE7
keeps nothing but the best and
purest Drugs and Medicines
and people wanting anything
in my line will do well to call.
I also carry a large stock of
Toilet Articles, Stationery, Tobacca,
Cigars, Colognes, Toilet and
Laundry Soap and a hundred
and one other things kept in
a lirst-elass Drug Store. I keep
of reliable houses constantly on
hand and sell them at reasonable
prices. Yours foi mutual benefit,
Mo Wa W?BWW9
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST.
s DR. W. H. BALL,
OFFICE AVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS.
OFFICE D^ys?Mondays and Tuesday'
The Famous Clothiers, Hatters and Shoers,
Are Cutting Prices
CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, SHIRTS, COLLARS,
Cuffs, Underwear, Ladies' Slippers.Etc.
Save money l>y trading with us. 10 per cent given back on all Cash
purchases from June zad to July ist. Worth making.
/iaW We will allow a discount of 5 per 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 right in the past,
these prices make them VERY RIGHT.
Straw Hats "i,ho,,t re8?rd 10 COST. Ladi*?'*nd Chi|
<"???? Red and Tan Shoes at HALF PRICE.
Davis, ?E^P,gr> ^