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? ^?e CWuertiser.
LAURENS, B.C., May 20,1804.
BlJTTERICK PATTKRN8 for sale by
us at Now York prices. Shnmons Bros.
Among tho features of Harper's Ba
zar for Juno will bo tho "Story of a
Gardon," told In lottors by Elizabeth
Bislund Wotraoro, a now series of
"CotYoo and Ropartoo" papers, by John
Kondriok Bangs, and lottors from
Paris, giving tho fashions and gossip
of that capital.
A prominent business man in tho
olty received u letter during last wook
mailed hero inclosing ilvo twenty dol
lar bills. It said, "Yours, not mino.
1 fool bettor to send it to you. From
your friond." und was anonymous.
Miss Hnillo Means.
Tho Gonoral Assembly of tho South
ern Prosbytoriuns at Nashville sus
tains tho South Carolina Synod ugalnst
tho Charloston Prosbytory in tho Miss
Sadio Moans ease. Sho insisted on
working some four hours on Sunday
j^. in a tolophono ofllco whore sho had em
ployment and was excluded from mem
bership. The Assembly decides she
must huvo letters of dismissul.
/V i landmark.
A vonerablo land murk of "yo oldon
time" losen its identity. Tho old male
academy lot lias been sold by the trus
tees to Mr. N. B. Dial. Many men
who havo borne prominent parts in tho
history of tho State bad their "little
latin and loss Greek'' under tho oaks
of thin old site of the Muses. Tho fund
arising tho from sale goos toodueational
purposos, being properly applied to
tho city graded school debt.
Graded SollOOl Teachers.
On tho 1 Ith of June the Board of
Trustoes of tho Laurens City Schools
will oloct a superintendent and teach
ers for tho noxt scholastic year, which
begins tho third week in September.
Applications for those positions will
bo received by tho Hoard up to tho
14th of Juno. The Superintendent's
salary will bo, as heretofore, $75.00 per
Tho editor of this paper had the good
ortuno to visit Greenville on Friday
ast. He reports that ho found the
jfatcs of tho hospitable city wide ajar
to strangers and good fellows. The
editor and mnnugor of the Greenville
News, tho hroud-gaugo paper of the
State, were full of the milk of human
kindness and manifested overy ovi
doneo that the world was kind and
they shoved out a hcrirty grasp in re
ciprocation . Two lawyers, however,
had just resorted to vi et armis, as tho
peaceful editor of The Advertiser
counted tho last crosstio into Main
Streot. They found tho times dull and
ono had frazzled his dudish cano over
the indurated cranium of the othor
and thus they made a concroto caso
for their brethren. Otherwise tho
little town was as peaceful as a shop
herd's cot, and THE advertiser man
fijjfcpishod with an easy chair amiably
Submitted to bo interviewed about
Irby, Shelh Bryson's Alliance, Lisbon,
Tiliman, Butler. Stanyarne Wilson
and tho rest of those burning subjects
and personages so vital to tho prosper
ity and happiness of mankind. Hoyt,
of the Mountaineer, w s out and The
Advetiser found nobody to take his
ivory and roae-sceiliod curd.
We clip from tho Woman's Tribune
the following pretty complimont to the
Proprietor of this paper:
The edit or of "The Columbia Even
ing Journal" is one of the brightost
men in our State Press Association, a
fine spoakor as well as writer, which
(is a remarkable combination of gifts)
and lie constantly shows his brotherly
kindness to the woman by putting in
his paper something to help thoir ad
vancement. For instance a fow days
ago ho published an article eulegi/.ing
tho "Gonoral Delivery Clerk, of tho
Columbia Post-office. Miss Mary Clay
ton, for her "affability and unfailing
courtesy displayed to all comers."' The
young lady having been employed by
her father, who was recently supersed
, ^fcd, tho writer feared she might lose
nor pluco. Ho expressed the hone that
the ploasant und unassuming little lady,
who has never given way to 111-temper
In spito of her often-trying position
would bo retained by the new incum
Tho next issue of tho Journal con
tained two articles, endorsing tho tirst,
ono of them declaring 'that ninety-dine
one-hundredths of the patrons of tho
olllce, irrespective of creed or color,
would vote to retain Miss Clayton in
her present position.'
In to-day's papor Mr. Ball 1ms pub
lhined Miss Mary Clayton's graceful
"'cai'd-of thanks' for these friendly ex
pressions of appreciation.?Virginia
Young, Fairfax, S. c.
Feast, of Reason*
Tho (traded Schools at Princeton,
ono of tho most progressive communi
ties in Laurons or elsowhoro, had thoir
closing exercises on Friday last. Pro
cessor Bryson has every reason to be
j$Voud of bis session's work. Addresses
wore made by T. B, Butler, Esq., Hon.
D. P. Duncan, of Union, and Hon. M.
L. Donaldson, cf Greenville. The two
latter aspire to represent this District
in Congress, but wo learn polities wore
scvoroly ignored. A splendid picnic
collation was served and a large and
intelligent audience dolightfully enter
In tho evening a lawn party followed
in tho handsome grounds, enjoyed by
tho young people, tho graces presiding
and Inspiring tho occasion to make it
ono to bo hold green In memory.
Teacher, Your Attention tor a
Tho Stato Teacher's Association will
bo hold at Convorso Collogo, Spartan
burg, C, from tho 1st through tho
ot$r)?i ,J uly. A large attendance is hop
ed for and a most olaborato and inter
esting program has boon prepared.
^ For tho bonollt of those who may
wish to go wo clip the following from
tho program sent out:
Toaohors who so desire will be boarded
in Convorso College; gentlemen at ono
dollar a day: ladies, who como by Sun
^day morning and bring shoots, pillow
cases, towols, etc., and remain during
the session, at 75 cents a day. No de
duction will bo made for absonco from
Those expecting to board in Con
vorso College will please notify Mrs. L.
H. Thompson, Spartanburg, S. C, a
fow days boforo tbo mooting.
Parties preferring to board in tho
oity will havo roil need ratos.
It Is tho hope of the Executlvo Com
mittee that all will reach hero by Sat
Tho citizens of Spartanburg oxpoct
t to give tho teachers a froo oxcurslon
to Ashovillo on Friday.
Tho lowost possible railroad rates
will be secured for .til attonding tho
Parties wishing information about
l>oWd, accommodations, ratos, etc.,
will ploase write to Presldont B. F.
Wilson, or J. P. Hrown, Spartanburg,
FOOd when it sours on tho stomach,
?conies hinutitrivo and unwholesome,
^olsoiis- tho blood, and both mind
Valy suffor in eonsequonco. What
?1 to restore perfect digestion
or two of Ayor's Pills. They
The picnic season is now on.
Col. Ball visited Greenville on Fri
day last on logal business.
Complaint comes from all around of
The harvest of wheat and oats has
commenced, but in this county crops
will be indifferent.
Miss Sara I bill visited her brother,
Mr. W. W. Ball, at Columbia during
Mrs. J. N. Wright and children have
gono to Spartanburg to spend a few
weeks with Mrs. S. J. Simpson.
The Dblinator oan be ordered
through us without extra charge.
W. B. Stoddard, Esq., of Groonvillo,
passed through the city on Friday last
on route to Maddens on legal business.
Saturday was commissary day and
as largo crowd attended as usual look
ing aft ci' 8Uppll08.
Presiding Eldor J. C. Kilgopreaohod
a very able sermon in the Methodist
church on Friday ovoning last.
Saturday was children's day at Now
Prospect, and having a largo atten
dance was groatly a succooss.
Tho King's Daughters sont through
tho Columbia Evening Journal $11.45
last wook to tho Bluffton sufferers.
Tho 2l8t of Juno will bo a short day
if you havo one of tho Wilkos oasy
Col. J. H. Wharton delivorod an ad
dross at Tranquil, Abbeville county,
on Saturday last. It was children's
day, a groat day and much onjoyod.
Round trip rates to Groonvillo to-day
$2.00; occasion tho Gordon locturo
thoro to-night; tickets good until to
Gon. J. B. Gordon delivers his groat
lecture, "Last Days of tho Confodo
racy" in tho Opera Houso at Groon
villo this ovoning.
President Craighoad of Clcmson
Collogo will spoak at tho Presbyterian
Collogo, Clinton, at the approaching
Remember that six o'clock closing
begins with hoxt Friday and be suro
to keop it in mind and provide all
your indisponsablos before that hour.
Miss Rebecca Odom, who has been
ono of tho corps of tho Graded School
tcachors for tho past session has ro
turned to her homo in Marlborrough,
It gives us pleasure to acknowledge
an invitation to tho Southern Inter
Stato Immigration and Industrial Con
gress to bo hold at Augusta on tho 30th
day of May.
Chairman L. D. Childs, of tho Stato
Prohibition Executive Cominitteo,
issues a proclamation and calls for tho
sending of dologatos to tho State Con
vention, 7th Juno, at Columbia.
At tho Methodist Conforonco which
has just boon held at Memphis Bishop
Keener was appointed to preside over
the Stato Conference at Laurena
on tho 21st of November.
Tho Gary Watts' Guards, Capt. W.
L. Cunningham, havo received their
arms and accoutrements and had their
first drill near Now Proopect on Satur
Abbovillo, Greonwood, Groonvillo,
Spartanburg, Union, Nowborry and
Clinton, as manufacturing and educa
tional points ought to wako up tho Rip
Van Winklo town slooping in their
Farmors uniformly report tho young
cotton as dying and doing badly. Tho
frosts of last week, succoodod by cold
nights and dry weathor has boon too
much for tho tender plant and the pros
poet is dreary.
The stalwarts of Ora, in this county,
played the young giants of Fairview,
Groonvillo, at Gray Court, on Saturday
last. Tho score stood 26 to II in favor
of tho young stalwarts. Every body
turned out in tho stirring hamlet of
Gray Court, and made it an all round
Tho Grand Lodge K. of P. closed its
annual session at Beaufort, 2,'ld inst.
Laurons was proposed as tho place for
Its next mooting but Sumtor won. C.
C. Foathorstone was honored with a
plaeo on a standing committee?Law
Palmetto Lodge A. F. M. this city
served at Ross & Richardson's rostau
rfant on Tuesday ovenlng last a de
lightful collation. A large number of
visiting brethren attonded from ad
joining lodges and tho 2d and M de
grees were conforrod.
Tho Mayor and Council aro having
tho doad branches of tho public square
trees removed, improving their health
and appearance. Many of tho trees
wore seriously Injured by tho groat
blizzard, but aro recovering.
Miss Cleo Cunningham, daughter of
Capt. W. L. Cunningham was married
on tho 27th instant, to Mr. J. A. Wof
ford, Rev. Mr. Daughortyof Waterloo,
performing tho coromony. Lot tho
pathway of lifo bo a long ono Strewn
with roses bespeaks The Advertiser
for tho young couple.
Capt. Robert Litos, a prominent citi
zen of Abbovillo county, diod at his
homo at Troy on Sunday last. Ho
loavos a widow, who was Miss Mary
Byrd, of this oounty, a sister of Capt.
A. B. Byrd,, now of Anderson. Mrs.
Litos has many rolatlves and frlonds in
Laurons whoso sympathies go out to
her in hor boroavomont.
Governor Tlllman lssuos a call for
hol? for tho whlto people on tho coast
in this Stato who woro put in a starv
ing condition by tho disastrous floods
last autumn. Thoro should bo a re
sponse and The Advertiser will
cneorfully remit any contributions to
ward these our unfortunato follow cit
Tho County Medical Association
hold its annual mooting in tho Court
House on Monday last with a good at
tendance. Among other interesting
proceedings the following ofllcors
woro oloctod to sorvo tho ensuing yoar:
President, Dr. J. P. Simpson; 1st.
Vice-Prosldont, Dr. J. Q. Wilbor, 2nd
Vicc-Prosident, Dr. J. H. Downey;
Secretary, Dr. H. K. Aiken; Treas
urer, Dr. T. E. Todd.
Harris Lithia Is the next mooting
place, -ith Monday in July next.
On yesterday morning at about day
light near Clinton, Porry Ropk, coir
ored, was shot and killed byN Dennis,
his brothor. It appears that Denn
callod Porry to the door of -his cabin
about tho hour named and On Porry
oponlng tho door a shot was ?nred and
Porry roll, shot in tho right breast and
died in a short time, making no state
ment. A bundle of clothes was subse
quently found near by and a pistol on
the bundle. Dennis states that ho and
Porry stole tho clothos and throo pis
tols the previous night and in trying
one of tho pistols it accidentally dis*
oharged with the stated result. It
also appears that the theft was com*
mltted. Dennis' conduct, he subse
quently and promptly surrendering,
and thero being no evidence of mallco
or previous quarrel* gives color to the
fc/ieory that the fatal shooting was ac
Do you drink water? If you do, come
and get a cedar bucket for lOcts.
Wilkes & Co.
Handsome liuo of Oxfords and Slip
pers at the Laurens Cash Co. to suit
the pockotbook of every ono.
Give us a showing if you haven't
bought your summor suit. Wo will
oithor sell you or make boido other
house glvo you lowor prices than havo
boon namod this souson. Simmons
If you need anything in Millinery
go to tho Laurens Cash Co., thoy can
save you money on anything you havo
to buy in Millinery.
Wo are soiling Harper's fly traps
cheaper than over. Try thom. Wilkes
If you havo a China Silk Dross to
buy go to tho Laurens Cash Co. thoy
havo a few patterns loft to bo closed
out at half price.
We have some great bargains in our
largo linos of millinery. If you need
anything in summor hats wo can save
you money. Simmons Bros.
Men and boys straw hats at half
price at tho Laurens Cash Co.
Go to tho Laurons Cash Co. for big
bargains in all Summor Dress Goods.
Thoy aro closing out all thoir Summer
This wcok $1.00 rattan rocker for
$2.50. Wovon wire spring mattross
$2.75. Baby carriages from $0.00 to
$20.00 Wilkes & Co.
Just rocoived, u beautiful line .la
couat Duehesso and satin striped col
ored lawns, which wero 20 and 25c, you
can now got thom at 15c per yd. Sim
Seo our ad this week and see if you
don't want something shown in it.
Wilkes & Co.
There has boon a groat break in
prices on whito goods and wo have
secured some magnificent bargains.
Wo havo just received a grand lino of
satin and lace striped and plaid lawns
which were 20e und 25c, our price now
only 15c. Simmons Bl'os.
Harper's Magazine for June contains
84 pictures. Few books have so many.
But tho charm of those pictures is not
in thoir number: it is in their bounty
and variety as well as their appropri
ateness to the text.
The following is tho sentence for
tho Constitution's Missing Word Con
test for tho month of June:
"Pationtly, with the dark lantern
closed and hid under his arm. lie wait
ed behind a ragged rock in tho crevice
noxt to the clothes for tho.to
State Geologist Holmes is ono of the
most aotive and usefuf men we have
ever had in the State, lie is exerting
his best ondeavors to benefit the peo
ple. He doos not confine himself
strietly to geolopy. but gives the pub
lie the benefit of his praetial views on
all subjects of interest. Wo remem
ber some years ago ho was passing
through Winston whou tne Press Con
vention was in session, and he availed
himself of the opportunity to present
some thoughts to the press on the sub
of typhoid fever and pure water. It
was a very interesting address indeed.
And now we notice that he is to speak
in Alamanco county on tho subject of
roads, in which ho feels a very decided
interest. Wo commend him for Iiis
constant good works and untiring zeal
in tlio intcrosts of North Carolina.?
Nows-Obsorvcr and Stato Chronicle.
The West Tonic,
it cures Dyspepsia, Strengthens the
system, restores sound refreshing sleep
and restores a healthy appetite. Sold
by H. P. Burdotte Sc Co., at .'15 cents
columbia and greenville rail
Reduced rates from the following
Eastern points will go into elYeet at
once to Laurons:
1 2 S I '*> <>
From Baltimore, Md.. 02 S5 00 60 47 I I
From N"!w York,_ 00 01 74 01 61 47
From Philadelphia,. 00 0J 74 01 51 47
From Huston, Mass., 104 00 7 0 06 50 52
Providence R. I.,.. 104 00 70 00 50 52
For further particulars apply to our
depot agent, W. F. Young.
Davis, Roper & Co.'a Notices.
Don't fail to see what can be done
for you at tho grand summer sale at
Davis, Roper ocCo.
Big lot sample shoes at manufactu
rer's prices. Shoes worth $5.00 at $3.25;
shoes worth $:U)0 at $2.25; shoes worth
$2.2? at $1.50; shoes worth $1.50 at $1.00.
All at Davis, Roper it Co.
Look out for tho great summor sale
at Davis, Roper Sc Co.'s Famous Cloth
ing, Hat and Shoe Store.
Big job lot men's laundried white
shirts now going at Davis, Roper & Co.
Big lot men's negligee shirts worth
75otS and $1.25 going at 50 and 75c at
Davis, Roper Sc Co.
All straw hats at half price at Davis,
Roper St Co.'s Famous Clothing, Hat
and Shoe Store.
Perhaps the shortest of short stories
is a cartoon: for, at a glnucc,*nnd some
times without a single word, it must
truly characterize all the people it de
picts and make sure that you do not
miss the moral. The political story of
u weok or of a month Is told in the
cartoons that from time to time stand
upon tho first page of Harper's Weekly.
Twenty Five Cent Column.
Advertisements will be priuted undor
this head for one oeut a word each inser
tion, none to be Inserted for less than
Strayod from my premises on tho
27th inst. ono medium sized bay marc
mule. Roturn to Childress Bros., Lau
rens, or the undersigned and expenses
will bo paid. G. W. duvall.
My son Ilillery Shell, ago fifteen, left
my home without cause. Any ono hir
ing or harboring him will bo held re
sponsible. Harrison Shell,
Harvey Richardson, colored, under
contract with the undersigned as a la*
boror, has left my service and any per
son hiring him will lie held responsible,
May 25), 04 2t W. B. Owens.
For Sale ok Rent.?Col. B. W.
Ball's rosldonco on Hampton Stroet.
Mernu vi ji m eis.
After a fow days wintry frosty woath
cr wo are having spring again in cold
nights and mornings and pleasant
Farmors are having fair play at crops
and aro gotting up pretty well,
W. F. Modlock has very lino oats.
R. A. Nash is improving tilings by
building and moving well housos anil
On account of lllnoss of Rov. Mr.
Andorson Rov. W. A. Clark tilled tho
appointments at Plsgah and Groon
Pond last Sunday.
Mrs. S. C. Mahafitoy has made the
parchasoof a'^vory handsome organ.
H. C McKelvoy antl Robt. Scott, of
Lickvlllo wore guests atrM
MoKolvey's last Satur
Cross Hill Notes.
Dr. J. H. Miller and wife have re
turned home after an absence of two
months in New York. Mrs. Miller
suffered a very severe attack of illness
of about fivo weeks' duration while in
New York, but we aro glad to state
that, although groatly fatiguod by tho
trip, she is now doing woll and we trust
will 8con be moving around and chcer
ing her friends and family by hor
pleasant and sunshiny smile and
conversation as before hor illness.
Tho Doctor although somowhat worn
by tho trip and by nursing his wife, is
Prof. Eeo has closed his singing
school and loft us. Tho class made
groat progross in music undor his
training and tho farowoll song ron
dorod by himself and class was very
Tho Township Sunday School Con
vention at Bothubara church on tho
19th inst. was a decided success. Tho
Prosidont, W. M. Miller, and Secretary
C. W. McCravy wore at their posts and
oflleiontly discharged tho dutlus of
tholr ollleos. Tho convention looked
woll into itll matters pertaining to the
Sunday School, and wo think mueh
good was effected in this groat work.
Wo discover that candidates aro be
ginning to circulate around tho county.
They are a very friendly lot of fellows
and all seem to know by heart that old
"Howdy, howdy, howdy do,
Plow is your wife and how are you?
Nothing half seovoll lits my hand,
As tho horny hand of tho ploughing
Woll, we wish wo could vote for all
of thom and elect all of them. They
seem so anxious and willing to servo
tho dear people, we would liko to give
all of them the chance.
In these days of hard times and cot
ton it has occurred to ono of my neigh
bor farmers that it is cheaper and just
as good to plow oxen as to plow mules.
The ox does not require corn Sind fod
der and oats to feed on but grass and
cotton seed meal and hulls are the best
food for htm and then if necessary you
can make beef of him for winter use. I
asked my neighbor how about travel
ing about, as oxen were not considered
fit for the saddle or buggy, and ho
quickly and emphatically replied,
"Walk' or ride a bieycle."
Speaking of bicycles reminds us that
Row Air. Jacobs, who lives at Clinton,
mounts his wheel and runs over to
Cross Hill in a short time and visits
among the members of his (look. Ho
seems to be an expert bicyclist.
The cotton crop of this section was
damaged by tho frost on the 20th and
21st. in very low and damp places it
was nearly all killed and everywhere
more or less stunted, but with , hot
weather and favorable seasons we don't
think the injury will be noticed in the
linal outcome of the crop. Corn, po
tatoes and gardens are doing woll.
Makes the Weak Strong.
HAUTSVILI.13, S. C, May <i, 185)4.?I
have taken Hood's Sarsaparille and it
has improved my appetite. I have a
disease which oven Hood's Sarsanarilla
cannot cure, but it helps me more than
anything else 1 have taken and 1 would
have been in bed if Hood's Sarsapa
rilla Had not strengthened me.
Mus. B. L. Bass.
Hood's Hills cure sick headache.
As the Professors used to say in col
lege "tho Important crisis is fast ap
proximating."' On the 10th and 20th"
the whole country is expected to us
semble at Mountville to witness tho
closing exercises of the Mountville
High School. The program indicates,
entertainment, instruction and pleas
ure. Hon. Jno. L. M. Irby, Hon. W.
1). Mayfteld, Stanyarno Wilson, Esq.,
and State Senator Harrison, of Green
ville will bo there, and the good Bap
tists are going to furnish a barbecue
dinner. The public will please take
due notice thereof and govern them
Our popular young townsman Mr.
Jno. Simmons has been quite sick, but
all aro glad that "Richard is himself
Miss May Teague has returned home
from a prolonged sojourn in Florida.
Hor many friends and acquaintances are
delighted to havo her amongst them
again. The balmy atmosphere of
Florida, laden with the fragrance of a
thousand flowers has made Miss May
look as charming as when she returned
from College crowned with the Laurel.
We are truly glad to see In the Spar
tanburg papers that .lessie Teague has
already gained BO enviable a reputation
as teacher. One of the most experi
enced and popular teachers in upper
Carolina, wants Jesse to join him in
charge of a noted High School. Keep
looking up Jesse and you will be sure
to get there.
Our Presbyterian Church is fast Hear
ing completion and several nice cot
tages are under contract.
If tho Mountville people will pull to
gether we are bound to havo a little
town that will bo the pride of the
county. No portion of the State is oc
cupied by a better class of people than
those around about old Mount"Ulo,
many of them are the descendants of
those who settled here when it was
tho homo of tho Indian. There is a
pear tree near here that was planted
by the grand father of uncle Wm.
Hryson. We are sorry to know that
uncle William's health is impaired but
do earnestly hope that soon he will be
ablC to greet his friends entirely re
stored to health.
It is a great mistake to suppose that
a simple tonic gives strength: it only
stimulates the stomach to renewed ac
tion. To Impart real strength the
blood must bo purified and enriched
and this can only be done by sueh a
standard alterative as Aver's Sarsapa
There is every reason to believe that
the milking of cows in large dairies by
machinery will soon become as common
as the cutting of corn and grass on large
farms. During the last few years two
or three inventions havo boen brought
into practice, with results so profitable
in tho saving of labor ob to encourago
mechanicians to further efforts toward
Tho enormous sum of over $1,200,000
cash has been paid in royalties to the
interests represented by Mr. Moody
since his book of hymns was first pub
lished, twenty years ago. Tho sale of
tho hymns is said to have reached the
wonderful total of 20,000,000 volumos.
Whereas the. undersigned did by
agreoment sell stock for their joint
account during the yoars 185)1, 1802,
1803. and whereas the stock business
has been discont inued by us, and tho
debts all paid incident to said stock
business so carried on by us undor .tho
firm name of H. H. (.'ritten .V Co. and
whereas we have this day and do here
by mutually dissolve the said partner
ship; and there'still being somo out
standing debts duo said linn and it
being desirable that some ono should
collect all such outstanding debts, wo
do hereby each ami sevorally appoint
W. L. Gray, agont, to tako chargo of
all and every evidences of indebtedness
duo said firm with full power to eolloot
said uncollocted indebtedness as his
judgmont may direct and in every way
manage said'outstanding business as if
It woro his own personally and hold
anv such collootions subject to our
joint gonoral ordor. In witnoss whoro
of wo affix our names this. May tho 12th I
ii. n. Gritton.
j. f. hymkh80n.
W. L. Gray.
Laurons S. C, May 20, 04. :tt
Dr. Hugh Tolantl Murdered by John
TUE DOCTOR LOST HIS LIFE TRYING
TO PRESERVE PEACE.
Tho shooting over in Langloy, S. C,
which was mentioned in yesterday's
Chronicle has rosolted in a murder.
Dr. Hugh Toland, who was wounded
by John Augustino, Jr., Is doad.
Ho died yestorday morning at 10
o'clock from tho offect of tho bullet
that ponotrated his lungs.
Thoro woro sovoral parties in the
city yesterday from Langloy and full
particulars of tho tragedy woro learned.
Dr. Toland lost his lifo whilo acting
as a peacomakor provontiug futhor and
son from lighting.
Tho information received is that
John Augustino, Sr., and his son Char
lio Augustine, woro partners in bus
iness and ran, a storo together in Lang
ley until rofontly, when tho ilrm dis
About (5 o'clock last Monday ovening
tho father and son mot at tho storo and
wont in a rear room to bo by them
selves to settle some dllTorences regard
ing monoy matters.
Dr. Toland wus In tho storo whon
tho two men retired and after they had
been out a fow minutes he heard hot
words bolng exchanged and ho hurried
back to tho adjoining room as a peace
maker to prevent a difficulty between
the relatives, which ho approhended
would occur. When the doetor enter
ed the room ho found tho father and
son clinched and lighting. He ran bo
tweonthe bolligorents and parted them,
in breaking the fast hold of the men
he pushed thom apart with such force
that Mr. .John Augustine, Sr., foil to
tho Moor and the doctor upon him.
At tliis juncture John Augustine.
Jr., another son, rushed into the room
und Unding his father on tho tloor and
Dr. Toland upon him, be pulled his pis
tol and tired at tho doctor. Tho bullet
struck tho doctor in tho sido and pene
trated his lungs which caused his
After tho shooting Augustine, who
used his pistol oneo too often, ran off
and escaped to the woods.
Ho was not at large very long, how
ever, for lie was tracked down to a ne
gro cabin about a mile from Langloy
where he was arrested without any
Ho was carried to Alken yesterday
The Coroner bold an inquest over
Dr. Toland yesterday at noon and tho
jury holds Augustino responsible for
murder. Tho shooting was unnecessary
and without provocation. . Augustine
without knowing the nature of the
trouble his father was in, killed the de
fenceless and harmless physician.
He was too impulsive and there was
nothing to warrant bis busty action.
Dr. Toland was an old gentleman
about GO years Old, who only moved to
Langloy about six months ago: he was
arranging to leave Langloy to-morrow
and return to Enorce. S. C, Iiis former
home, where his family now lives.
He wasa line physician of high stand
ing and a most respectable gentleman
who was highly regarded and made
many friends during Iiis short stay in
The homicide created no little excite
ment and the people censure young
Augustine, who is reputed to be a rath
er wild man.
The remains of Dr. Toland will be
carried to Knoree for interment. Aug
ustino will -be prosecuted for murder.
?Augusta Chronicle, May 23d.
The old adage that "lightning never
strikes twice in tbo same place" lias of;
ten been disproved. Here is an in
stance to point: In the summer of 1884
the farmhouse of Henry Axtell, in Cho
mung County, Now York, was Btruok by
lightning three times in one day. First
it split the chimney from top to bottom,
ruined stove and pipe and bored several
large boles in the floor. An hour later
a "bolt" struck tbo same bouse and tore
a milkhench, upon which several cans
of milk wore setting, all to pieces. The
same evening a third flash entered the
roof and tore tbo legs from a bedstead.
We oiler Ono Hundred Dollars He
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo ().
We the undersigned have known F.
?I. Cheney for tho last 15 years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
West iY Truax. Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo: O. Wulding, Kinnan & Mar
vin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo O.
Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Prico 05c. per bottlo. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
"When I was out in Colorado/' said a
man with a ginger board, "I was chased
by tbo Injuns into a cave, and hod to
stay teere for three months without any
thing to eat." Hero tho man looked
around doflanlly, expecting some one to
doubt bis ascortion, but as no one spoke
he continued : "I suppose 1 would have
starved if it hadn't been for my wife and
family in New York. Whenever I would
git to thinking of them a big lump would
rise in my throat, and by swallowing
that I kept myself from starving."
List or Letters
Remaining in the Post Ollico at Lau
rens, S. 0., unclaimed, for tho week end
ing May 21, 1804:
A?Anderson, Wash; Addle, James.
C?Christopher, W N; Crout, Miss
D?Dorrob, Miss N D.
E?Eckford, W II.
(i?(ioodson, Miss Unit; (Jreer, J A.
Ii?Levingston, Miss Hannah ; Loake,
M?McElrath, Miss Minnie; Moore,
N?Nettles, 8 A.
P?Parker, Andy; Peden, Miss Eliza.
S?Saxon, Thos A; Simpson, Miss
T?Torrence, J A.
W?Webb, Miss Sallie.
kok TUB wkkk ENDING .may 14, 1804.
A?Allen, J A.
B?Benjamin, Mis Mary; Blakoly,
J R i Byrd, Riloy.
(I ? Cray Bros.
II?Hunter, M II.
J?Johnson, I I.
M?Martin, Mrs Georgia.
W?Williams,.! Wash; Worker, Miss
Persons calling for any of above let
ters will please say, "They aro adver
tised." T. B. Cut.ws, P. M.
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS
cures Dyspepsia, In*
Tho School Commissioners would
notify the touchers of Laurens County
to rondor in thoir claims for teaching
In tho froo schools of the county for
approval beforo tho 1st of June next.
?As my annual report cannot bo made
out without thom. Ploaso hood this
call in time.
May "7, 1804- 31,
? ' ?. ,' 'II 1 ,' ' ? ' ? * I I ?III II ?I II I I I I -
JbSJ?$Lar m*J JL .JL.JL%I J^JEmJL%^J^'35l<#
La?fetjs CasJ^ Co.,
Commenced May the ist, 1894, to make n big cut in prices in all Summer Goods F?R SPOT CA
We hold the reins on Low Prices and arc making special drives in every Depaitmcnt. We have room
quote only a few prices: The best Indigo Prints, 22 yards for only $1.00; Nice Dress Muslin for only 3$ c
worth 7 cents. Beautiful line of Zepher Ginghams, selling everywhere for 15 cts., we arc selling for on.
10 cents; Our Imported Scotch Gingham, worth 35 cts., reduced to 20 cents; All our 10 cts. Ginghams re
duced to 8 cents; All our 8 cts. Gingham reduced to 5 cents. We yet have a few patterns in Summer Dress
Goods that we will close out at helf price. We ask any lady who wants a handsome Dress at a smalljcost
to see the above pattern. This week we reduce all our 75 cents Sqjjimer Dress Goods to 50 cents. All our
50 cents Dress Goods to 29A cents. The above Goods must be closed out. We have made a big cut in prices
in order to close out above Goods. We request any lady wlu may want a handsome Dress for very little
money to see the above Goods before buying.
JVCilliri-ery- in Abundance.
Millinery in abundance: Hats Trimmed or Untrimmed from 15 cents up to $10.
We arc sole Agent for Thompson's Glove Fitting Corset. Also the R. & G. Corset. The R. & G.
Corset is the best Corset on the market. Buy one and you will have no other.
Slioes send. J31ip>]pe:r?s_
We call special attention to our Shoe Stock. We will begin next Tuesday, May 8th, to knock the
bottom out of all former Prices in this city on [Shoes and Slippers. We request the Ladies to sec our Beauti
ful line of Oxfords before buying. Very Respectfully.
THE LAURENS CASH COMPANY.
Jjtp^r- W. A. Jamieson and S. C. Todi>, Managers. April 2d, 9.J.
.Extract from tho cull of tho Slitto
Prohibition Executive Oommittoo:
In enter to carry out llio wishes of our
people us expressed at tho election two
years ago and in ordor to heal tho torribla
dissension *tmd strife in our Stnto, in ortter
that peace and prosperity may spring up
under the benign influence of prohibition'
and in order that our people may once
attain become n happy and united pc iplo,
we, tic- Suite Pndubftlon Bxecutlvo t'om
mittco do hereby request nil Democratic
voters el* the Stab? who will sustain prohibi
tion in the coming election to nssomblo ol
their respective county seats on the ib-t
Monday in June next, IIml elect del putt's
double tho number of Representatives in
tho General Assembly from s;ii.t c >unly to
a Stnto convention to bo held in Columbia
Thursday, June 7.
Tho under-ignod hor; byc.illa up
on tho prohibitionists of Latin its
county,Irrespective, of political dif
ferences, t<> ni(>ui Inthecourt house
on Monday, June 4, at I2o'olock in.
to elect del^gatcn to the uforosakl
State Convention, and to consider
such other m liters as may properly
O. L. Fi ke, C\>. Ohmn.
The country bride and bridegroom,
with their clothing craokingly n iw,
walked lovingly hand in hand down the
broad hotel dining room, two souls with
but a singlo thought, and blindly obliv
ious to all things else but e tch other ill
this great, happy earth of ours. Almost
crowded on one chair, he fondly fed her
as the parent, bird its little cluck. "Dar
lin," ho mnrmurrlngly clucked,'- I
Bkin ye a per..der?" "No, deary,"
she gurgled, "I've oja^?WrWV sk m."
The Sea Hoard Air Line.
Parties going East or West will do
well to write or see
J. N. WRIGHT,
Laurons, S. C.
Soliciting Frloght and Passongor
Agent of Sea lioard Air Line.
We uro requested to note that Mr.
J. N. Wright has his ofllco In M inter's
building where, ho will bo glad to 300
his business friends.
Notice Is hereby given that, an tho
law directs, after tho first Mon<lay in
July next tho b ioks for the regi trat! >.\
of voters will close until aftov tho gon
oral election in Nov. nibcr of '.eis year.
As there romains on)y two rlaya m n i in
which to Re ;ister, viz : the lb il Mond tys
in June and July, those intorestod wil
govern them elves cordlngly. Ofllc
In Sheriff Office.
(i. P. SMITH.
Supervisor Registration Lanrons C >.
ALL Persons having business villi
the School Oommib^ionor will find hjm
in his Office on Saturday oi each we.!.,
nntil further notice.
'THO-'. J. DUCK K IT,
School Oommissionor Laurons Co.
Aug. Kt.b 189^-30?if
is heroby given t > each and all i or
sons owning land;; on ivatot courses, ex
cept Saluda and Reedy rivors, 'e> have
such obstructions i imovod from said
streams by l t <?f July next. All de
faulters returned at thl.i ofllco will bo
dealt with according t > law. By ordor
of the Board. It. P. ADAIR,
Chairman Board County Com.
M. L. Bullock, Clerk. 22?121
BENJ. D. CUNNINGHAM,
Attorney at Law,
Laukens, S. 0.
Will practice in Federal and State
tfeT Ofllco In Traynhara & Dial's now
block. Fob. ti, 'til ly
Time Table of P. IL .v W. C. & S. A. L,
not no south.
Lv Laurens, 1? K & W 0, II 50 A M
Arrive Greenwood, S A L, 2 II l' M
" Abbovillo, " 8 11P M
" Elberton, " l 08 I* M
" Athens, " :> os p M
" Atlanta, " 7 l? P M
QOINfl NORTH. .
Leave Atlant?,s A I,, / 20 A M
Arrive Athens, " ID Pi) A M
" Elberton, ? II 00 A M
" Abbeville," 12 18 1> M
" Grconw'd, " 12 40 P M
" Lanrons, P Et A W O, ;i 40 p M
Train No. 40 on I*. It. ?v W.O., hav
ing hero at 8.10 P. \\., makes close coi1*
ncction at Greenwood with .North hound
Arriving Clinton 11 12 P M
" Chester 12 23 I* M
" Monrco I .">(> A M
" Southern Pines 4 20 A M
Rflloigh ti 80 A M
Richmond 11 45 A M
" Washington 8 40 P M
" Baltiraoro A 64 r M
" Philadelphia 7 13 P M
" New York 0 1 ? P M
Ulla train runs solid with Pullman
Buffett-Sleeping Oars and Pullman Buf
fett Parlor (Jars between Washington
and New York; Parlor Car, Weldou and
O. V. Smith, Jno. C. WjNSMIR,
Traffic Manager. Gcn'l Man'g.
H. M. B. Gi.ovkr, J. N. WaiaiiT,
ANN OUNCE MENT.
KOK PROBATE JUDGE.
Wo uro authorized to announce tho
name of o. G. Thompson' as a candi
date for tho nomination of Probate
Judge subject, to the approaching pri
I submit my name as a candidate for
l'0-olo?tioil to the Oillco of .lodge of
Probate, subjoot to the result of the
John M. Claudy.
KOLi COUNTY SUPERVISOR,
The friends of William Leaman, of
Cross i fili. knowing that be is fully
competent and that ho will faithfully
discharge tho duties of the ofllco, res
pectfully aunounco him a candidate for
the oillco <>f (!ounty Supervisor, subject
to decision of 1 'rlmury.
Tho many frionds of Jas. Downey,
having full eonlidenee in his ability to
disohargo the duties of County Super
visor to tho satisfaction of thopooploof
i .aureus County, rospoctfully submit
bis name to tho Democratic voters of
this county subject to the approaching
Tho frionds Of 11. K. ADAIK respect
fully nominate him as a candidate for
the oillco of County Supervisor, sub
ject to Democratic Primary election. *
The friends of Mr: J. D. mock an
uounco hllU as a candidate for County
Treasurer, subjoot to the Democratic
The many frionds of Cupt. H. k.
ICNlGIIT rospoctfully present him to
tho voters of Laurens County as a can
didate for Troasuror of said County,
subjoot to the result of the Democratic
Many Friends. .
i rospoctfully submit my name as a
candidate for Count;, Auditor, subject
to the Democratic Primary.
W. Prkston Hill.
Tho many friends of Jno. 11. Fin ley
nominate him for County Auditor, sub
ject to tho choice of the Democratic
Tho many friends of W. \4. FkRQU
son announce him ns u candidate for
County Auditor subject to tho Donio
cratio Primary. *
Wo aro authorized to announce tho
name of R. DUNK DOYD as a can
didate for tho oillco of County Auditor,
subjoot to the action of tho Democratic
We aro authorized to announce A.
W. sims as a candidate for tho ofllca
of County Auditor, subjoot to tho ac
tion of tho Domoerutlo Primary. *
To the UUtorrilled Democracy of
Lauren.-. County: Having studied the
Statutes in regard to the duties of Au
ditor, i fool fully quail Ii od for that
oillco, and do hereby announce myself
a candidate tor tho said oillco, subject
to tho Democratic primary.
s. VV. LOWE.
Fooling mysolf competent, to dis
charge the duties portalning to tho
Auditor's oillco. i tnoroforo ofler my
solf as a candidate for said ofllco for
Laurons County, subjoct to tho demo
cratic primary election.
* W. Sanfoko Knight.
New Goods arriving weekly.
Call ami see them, for Seeing is be
Wo remain your faithful and
L. E. BURNS & CO.
gjkff J. T. Giir'rctt, Manager oi
Store :ii Barksdalc, ;. (.'.
I '? E. I turns, Manager ? ?
Store :it Liltlo K nob, S. C.
UNDER SEM, IS OL K MOTTO
?Wc keep n full lino of?
Shoes, Diy Goods, Groceries, Notions,
Hats, Millinery, Jeans, Cal
icoes, Cottonudes, Woolen
Suitings, Hardware, Stoves,
and BIG LINE of
just arrived ami they ate Bargains
lor you to share.
We have uko a full line of St.
Josephs' family Medicines which
wc guarantee to be the Lost in the
'A'c ca*n give you bargain* in
Shorthand und Penmanship.
Wo havo roeontly prepared Books on
tho above, especially adapted to
"IIomh Study." Sont on UO days
trial. Huudrods havo boon bonolltod
hundreds of dollars i>y ordering our
publications. why not you?
Should you later decide to enter our
College, you would i'OCOlvC credit for
the amount paid. Pour weeks by our
method of touching book-keeping is
equal to 12 \Vooks bv tho old plan.
Positions Guurutlicctl under cer
tain conditions. Sond for our free 11
lustrato'd 00 page catalogue and "state
your wants.'* Address .1. F. Draughon.
Fros't. ?Draughon'a Practical Businoss
Collogo and School of ShorthaiuL^wwl
Telegraphy Nashville, Ton.' ?>l,]lovonv"
Touchers, ?00 Students tho pasl year.
No vacation. ICntor any time CHKAl*
Hoard. N. B. Wo pay $5.00 cash for ,
all vacancies as book-keepers, steno
graphers, tenchors, clerks, etc.. re
ported to us. provided we li 11 same.
May I, 1804 ~-0m.
STATE of SOU PH CAROLINA,
CouN'rY ok Laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
.1. & 11. .Mann ? Co.. PhvintitYs, against
.1. T. Poolo, et. ah, Defendants.
Pursuant to the ordor of the court
heroin, dated 27th February, 1801, 1
will sell at public outcry at Laurons
Court flouso on Salosday lh Juno next
being Monday the Ith day of the month
during the logal hours for such sales,
the proporty described as follows, to
All that lot or parcel of land, lying,
being and situate in the county and
State aforesaid, in the city of Laurens,
between Main and Laurens streets,
bound.,! South by Main st reel. West,
by lot ol" I). A. To hi. and lot, formorH
bolonglng to A. W. Burnsldo, North
by Lanrons Street and lot of Dr. .T. I'.
Simpson and Kasl by lots of Dr. J. P.
Simpson and .1. .1. Poland, having a
frontage on Main Street of about,
ninety foot, and about sixty feel on
Laurens street, the same being known
as the .i. t. Poolo residence und lot.
Terms: One-half of the purchase
money to be paid in cash and the bal
ance on 'a credit, of twelve months with
Intorest from tlio d ?? of sale to be sor
Cured by tho bond of the purchaser ami
a mortgage of. tho proporty so sold,
with leave to tlto purchaser to pa.\ tho
entire bid In cash, the purchaser to
pay for paper-: mid if the purchus tr
latls to comply with the terms of sale
t he properly will be resold at his risk
on tho same or somo subsequent sales
iL W. ANDERSON,
May 7th, '.'I Ltocoivoi*.
ark Pennyroyal Pills
The celebrated pkmalk IlKQU
I7ATOH aro perfectly SAFM5 ami
always reliable. For nil [rrogu
laritie-. painful Menstruations,
Supprov lloh, etc., they never fall
to afford u spoody and certain relief.
No Experiment, bat a soientlllc and
positive relief, adopted onlynftoryoiira
oi experience. All ordors supplied dl-??
root front our ollieo. Price per pack
age, $1.00 or six. packages for $5.00, by
mail postpaid. / Eviatv packaoh
Ouakamtkhd. Particulars sealed) 1c.
All Corrospondoueo strictly Coiillden?
PARK ItF.MEDY CO.,
MM\ CRYSTAL LENSES
Todd, simpson & Co., General Mer
chants, have tin oxohtslvo sale o tiu .?
Celebrated Ghosos hi Laur?ns, S.O.
Prom th.- factory of K. llam ft Moore?
the only complete optical plant in the
South, At lunta, Ca.
STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTV or fiAUltKN??COURT
WiiKUKAAft, Mattlo a. McDufilo
has applied tome for LottOl'S of Ad
ministration, with the will ail 110x0(1,
on the ostatc of Josiah F. Looko,
Those aro theroforo to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of said deceased, to be
and appear boforo me at a Court
of Probate to be holden a! nr.
Office at Laurens, S. ('., on the
3lsl d.o of May, 1804, at In o'clock
a. M.. to uhow cause, if any they
can, why lotter should not be
Given undor my hand and seal tho
tho I Ith day of May, 1804,
i jno. M. Ci.akoy,
i May 14, I Sill 2lm j_pf L? *' >