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THE K ECOR1) OF LAURKNS HP T
DATE, .liil) 28.
A Day of Marriage:;.
Clinton, July 18.?Yesterday was
quito a marrying day In Cliuton. Up
to 2 o'clock throe couples, had been
Ucd in tho holy bonds of matrimony
First cuino Hurvoy Blakoly and Miss
rown, living noar Lauruus. They
wero married at 10 o'clock this morn
ing by Rev. Mr. Clarkson. Then at
11 o'clook camo tho previously an
nounced marriage of Miss Melllo
Clarkson, daughtor of Rev. N. B.
Clarkson, to Mr. Hoggins, of Toxas, in
tho Mothodist Church. Tho church
was beautifully decorated with three
arches. Misses Julia Little and Eddio
Nash with Rev. J. B Clarkson and
Thomas Clarkson as attendants, with
two little girls preceding all.?Clinton
Normal Scholarships In Mouth Caro
A compel it i ve examination for the
Normal Kcholarshlpof the South Caro
lina Collogo will bo hold by tho School
Commissioner of each county on Fri
day Aug. 23rd Applicant? will bo ex
amined on English, Mathematics and
History, tho requirements In their
subjects being tho sumo as for admis
sion to tho Sclonttflc Course of this
College. Soo pago 38 of tho Catalog no
of 1891-'05, or page 10 of tho announce
ment for 1894'1)5. Further information,
if deslr *, will bo cho3Vfully furnished
Prosldont of South Curollna College.
Late Literary News.
" 'O, will ho paint mo tho way 1 want,'
As bonny as a girllo,
Or will ho paint mo in an ugly tyko,
And bo d-d to Mr. Norli,
But still and on and which evor It is,
He Is a canty Korllo. \
The Lord protect the back aud neck
Of honest Mr. Ncrll.
This, ono of tho last verses over
wrltton by Robert Loulo Stovonson, Is
in roforenco to tho portrait of himself,
which Is given to t^he public with his
vorso for tho first timo in tho July
Cosmopolitan. The Uncs might have
come from the pen of Burns, and are
inimitable in tneir way. Tho portrait
was dcclarod by Stovonson himself to
bo tho host over painted of him. In
this same, number of Tho Cosmopolitan
Rudyard Kipling tolls an Indian story,
to which Romlngtou adds charming il
lustrations; Mrs. Burton Harrison
makes a serious study of Now York so
cloty in "tho Myth of tho Four Hun
dred," and Kato Douglas Wiggln con
tributes a story of ono of the most de
lightful of Welsh retreats. Tho Cos
mopolitan was with this number ro
ducod to ton conts per copy, and ns a
conscquonco, notwithstanding its lurgo
edition, it was "out of print" on tho
third day of publication.
Tho many friends of Mr. 8am Me
Gowan, who was formerly Charleston
correspondent and traveling agent of
Tho 8tato, will bo pleased to receive
tidings of him from far away Turkey.
Mr. Thomas R. Gibson, tho formor
city editor of tho Augusta Evening
News, who is now tho United .States
consul to Beirut, Syria, in a letter to
his friend Mr. Donald Fr?ser, of Au
g'usta, which was published in tho
[erald of that city, pays:
"T had a most agrooublo visit from
tho Hon. YVhitcluw Roid, and, person
ally, ho is a most attractive man. Ho
is full of information, and his narra
tives of desert travols are exceedingly
interesting. Among the most promi
nent travelers, wo hud United States
Minister Torrill and consul general
and Mrs. Short, from Constantinople,
and they wero accorded distinguished
receptions, olllcial and social,
"The same is true of Our naval otll
cors and tho entire naval list cannot
boast of a more courteous olliccr than
Commander Charles O'Neil, of tho
Unltod States steamer Mnrblchoad.
Ho literally captured Beirut, and
among his splendid corps of olllcors I
was delighted to meet my young news
paper friend of other days, Sam Me
Gowan, of tho Charleston News and
Courior. He is now a handsome and
dashing paymaster in Undo Sam's
navy, and us happy as a lark. Ho de
serves his fortune, and in proof of his
good comradeship he now claims Geor
gia as his homo, as his good mother
and a brother aro living in Atlanta.
-?Another hrothor recently married ono
?d>f tho prettiest girls in old Athens, so
Hvo can Indeed claim him as a Georgia
Reunion of Company E.
Tho Survivors of Company E, 3d 8. C.
Batallion will hold n rc-union at Friend
ship Church, Young's township, on se
cond Friday in Ahr. next. Everybody is
respectfully invited and urged to bring
well-filled baekets, as it is dosircd that
. tho day shall be ono of social cntercourse
to the old soldiers and of special pleas
ure to tho young people
j. A. Uiddi.k,
R. L. HsKRY,
M. C. Cox,
List of Letters
Romaining in tho Post Olllco at Lau
rons, S. C, unclaimed, for tho wcok
ondlng July 22, 1805:
H?Houston, D Bj HenJorson, Mrs.
L?Lee, W S.
O?Owens, Win. j.
R?Ricks, Mrs. Lina.
S?Scott, Beverly ; Sullivan, Morris ;
T?Timmons, J M.
W?Whitaker, Rev. G Bj Weaver,
Ohas; Williams, Isaac.
for tub whrk kndin'o ju!,y 15, 1895.
C?Coleman, Mrs. Peil.
G-Grler. W H.
K?Kelly, Rev. John.
Lynch, Mrs. E.
N?Nelson, Frank II
W?Wataon, Mrs. Jonnio,
Y?Yoargin, Miss Lizzio.
Persons calling for any of abovo lot
tere will ploaao 8^y, "They are odvor
tiaed." T. B. Crbws. P. M.
Konnody Bros have tho Ice. You
want, ham butter and frigid Ton. Got
Stroot Letter-Boxes having been erec
ted at convenient points on the Public
Square, mail matter will bo collected
therofrom at tho following hours, aud at
no other time
For LanreiiH llnilrond at 9 00 A. M*;
P. R. & W. C. Railroad at 12 00 noon.
?fl*"* On Somlnv mall will ho col
ketrd at 10.30 A. M. only.
M iil matter Intended for Iho above
Railroads prepared after tho hours des
ignated must be enrriod 11 tho Post Of
fice. T, 15. C.iuws, P. M.
Prices to Suit Hard Times.
I will sell for a limited timo Water
White 150 test Oil at 14 cents por gallon.
Also a nico lino of Fancy Groceries at
low prices, pall and gel tho benefit of
* tliuso price?. J. 8. BENNETT.
Tho July torm of tho Court of Gon
eral Sessions dragged along during, tho
steuming weather of last week from
Tuesday morning until BVlday in tho
ovoning. Tho Grand Jury had boon
discharged on Wednesday after an
honost square weeks' work. Wc pub
lish their presentment. It was a costly
court on the county, too costly, and we
intend to fully investigate th.o coBt of
tho term, that our readers may know
what they are paying, as tho tax of
Justice and the administration of law
in tho county. Wo appreciate that there
have been roforms, nut still there are
a largo class of cases that come into
tho Gonoral Sessions, Involving heavy
oxpenso upon tho taxpaye rs that ought
to ho reduced and avoided 1' groat
part altogether. The Sessions absorb
ed tho entire week; no time was allow
ed civil business, and we are still satis
fied that Judge Bonot lost no timo in
disposing of the business beforo tho
Court. Tho following is the result:
Pick Cooper, two yoars at hard labor
on county chain gang, convicted of as
sault with intent to kill; Will Smith
manslaughter, two years; Arch John
son, larcony of llvo stock, two yoars;
Dave Duckot, assault of a high and ag
gravated naturo, throo years in I'onl
tonttary; Turner Taylor, assault of u
high and aggravated naturo, oighteon
months; Bon Lark, assault of a high
und aggravated nature, nine months
in jail; Donnls Rook, houso breaking,
four yoars in Penitentiary; Iko Ander
son, assault with Intout to ravish, thrco
years in Pouitontlary; Walkor Young,
ussuult of a high and aggravated na
ture, flvo years in Penitentiary. In
all those cases tho partlos aro nogroos.
Whonovor tho sontenco Is for two yoars
or le ? tho punishmont is at hard labor
in tho Pouitontlary, or in easo therojoo
organized a county chain gang then in
tho chain gang. Our readers will ro
mombor that thoLegislaturo at Its last
80ssiou authori/.od tho formation of n
joint chain gang by tho counties of
Laurens, Uuiou, Newberry and Spar
tuuburg, and whonover tho penalty Is
for less than two yoars tho convict Is
sentenced to tho chain eang, and if
there bo none then to tho Peniten
On Friday morning M. C. Cunning
ham was put upon his trial for tho mur
der of Wilson H. Boyd. Three mis
trials had already boon had at previous
terms of tho court. The following jury
was cnipanollcd tho Stato and tho de
fendant ouch exorcising five challenges
where each was entitled to ten:
G. C. Young, foreman; Robort C.
Owons, S. M. Ball, C. G. Anderson. A.
W. Symmes, W. L. Riddle, W. H. Bry
son, J. C. Garter, M. L. Bullock. J. C x
Stone, s L. Turner, L. L.' Culbortson.
Tho jury rotirod about 2 P. M. and
about (1 P. M.. roturncd a verdict of
Tho last and final sccno In tho
drama; Wash Owons, colored, was con
victed at tho Fobruary torm of tho as
sassination of Mr. Dorroh Hairston.?
His ease was appealed to tho Supreme
Court, but a new trial rotused, and ho
was romanded to this court to bo ro
scntonced. Tho Judge sentenced him to
bo hanged on September Oth noxt by
tho logal ollleor at the legal place of
execution. When asked if he had any
reason to urge why sontonco of death
should not be pronounced, ho proceed
ed to assert Iiis innoconco of tho crime,
ovldently thinking that tho Judgo bad
the right to mitigate tho sentence
Among other things ho said: "This Is
a worked up thing on mo; I am as in
nocent as the highest man in the Court
House; I was in Greenville county
when Mr Hairston was killed. Before
my righteous God I know nothing of
Mr. Hairston's killing and am innocent
as a baby." Owons is a tall, stout
mulatto about forty years of age The
Court of Gonoral Sessions was finally
closed on Saturday morning, unlitig
atcd civil matters disposed of, and his
Honor took the noon train for Spartan
burg whore ho will hold Court noxt
weolc aud concludo tho summer term
for this circuit.
PRESENTMENT OF OR AND JURY.
To Hon. ir. c. Denel, Presiding Judge:
Wo, tho Grand Jury, beg loava to sub
mit tho following report:
Wo have Riven attention and disposed
of all matters submitted tor our consid
The usual inspection of tho jail and
alms house have been made with fatis
factory results. Likewise the public of
flees have been given such examinations
as our limited timo would allow; aud
apparently they wero all found to be in
It is the opinion of tho Grand Jury
that tho bonds of tho county oflicora are
not sullicicntly strong, and wo recom
mend that thoy bo increased to iho ex
tent as to make I hem so good as to be
beyond suspicion, and tho public bs
safely guarded against any loss in case
of any irregularity or defalcation.
It has been brought to the knowledge
of tho Grand Jury that thoro has been
gross carelessness and irregularities in
t ho management of tho County Dispen
sary, and probably considerable loss to
tho county sustained by reason thereof;
therefore we recommend that investiga
tion he made of tho acts and doings of
tho lato Dispenser, and such action
taken as may bo necessary to protect
tho county against any pecuniary logs.
Your Grand Jury would continue to
recommend tho necessity of bettor im
provements on tho public highways and
tho cloaning out of the'different water
courses; and it now being n leisure sea
son in a few days, wo would urgo upon
tho County Supervisor to require all
roads and bridges and tho cloaning out
of all the creeks to be dono as speedily
as possible, and in such a niannor as
tho law requires.
Wo would alao recommend that tho
rool on tho courthouse, and also tho jail
roof, be painted at once
'the habitual habit practiced by Trial
Justices of presenting their, books to
tho Grand Jury for inspection seems to
havo been abandoned. Whether such
duty is required by law wo aro not ad
vised, and therefore make no complaint
or recommendations, Thanks to your
Honor for courtesies and indulgence.
G. M. MoORB, Foreman.
Wo make tho glass lit tho eye and
not farce tho oye to fit some ready
Laurons Drug Co.
For a run this week we ofler chenillo
curtains dotted and fringed $2.48 pair.
Extra wide aud at $3.2-1. Also tablo
covers at $1.25 and $1.40.
S. M. & E. H. Wllkos St Co.
Now Is tho timo to sow your Ruta
"Baggor Turnip Scod. Call at Framing's
for fresh seeds. Thoy havo all kind.
Wo put old glassos In now frames or
now glasses in old framos or soil you
new spectacles entire and soil them
Laurons Drug Co.
Look at our ad and let us add to your
pleasuro this Hiimmor. You will sco
liow little it will cost you.
S. M. St E. H, Wilkos Si Co.
Do you drink water thopo hot summer
days? 10 cent* for a cedar hnckot. No.
730 Rockor, $1.IH. Heo our big cut in
carpeting and mattimr.
S. M. Sc E. H, WII.KHH & Co.
Wo want some trade this week and
now is your chance.
S ,M. Sc E. H. WlMCKft ?fc (Jo.
We now havo lino cyclo In stock.?
"Our Special" only $50.00, Waverly's
$85.00?for cash or credit. Come quick
or (hey will bn gone.
S M. Sc B. H. WlLKEfl <fc Co.
Ar'nt Ico cream and shorbet nico to cat
thoao hot days. Try our White Moun
tain Freezers that will freezo in four
S. M. St E. LI. Wim?k? & Oo.
NOTHINGS'ABOUT Y?XJRSELF AND
Court Over?Clone (or a Sum hut's
Outing?Visiting In Oar
Professor Frank Evans, and family
are spending a month at Saluda.
Master Louie Shnkins is visiting
relatives in Newberry.
Mr. T. A. Kennedy, of Hodges, is In
the city. *?
Tho closing days of last weok wore
ultra hot' and sultry, like tho silver
Mrs. H: K. Alken Is expected homo
to-day after a stay of several weeks in
Miss Bottle Watts leavos today for a
visit to hor sister, Mrs. M . T. Simpson
at Cross Hill.
Miss Willlo Gray, of Greenville, is
staying with hor cousin, Miss Louise
Cadets Perry Wright, T. It. Webb
and Billy Irby aro at homo from Clem
Mr. T. G. Watts loft on Saturday to
pass a fortnight with friends at Cedur
General J. Gary Watts arrived In
town on Wodnosday last romainod un
til Monday morning.
Miss Em Loako loft to-day for an ox
tondod trip to MJs? Irono Hutchinson,
Columbus. Miss.?Clinton Ga/.otto.
Eugouo Hudgons, a rising young
business man of Laurons, was in Honca
Path for a day or so last week?Honca
Attornoy-at Law Samuel F. Gerling
ton, now of Augusta, Ga , visited his
parents in this city during lust week
and was welcomed by many friends.
Mossrs. T G. Watts, R. V. Irby.
John Forguson, and Gen. J. G. Watts
wore Laurens' men who attended tho
ball at Harris Llthla Splngs Friday
Mr. W. W. Ball, oditor of the Char
leston Post, remained last weok with
ills father and family, greeted by many
friends. Ho returnodto Charleston on
Saturday, in lino health and spirits.
Miss Tda Fuller has returned from
school in North Carolina. Tho coming
homo of this attractive young lady is
always a pleasant event to her numer
Mrs. Emma T. Gritlin and daughter,
Miss Mary, aro on a visit to tho"family
of Dr. Tnos. F. Jones, Mrs. Griffin's
brother, at Kingston, Ga.?Clinton Ga
Miss Lillie Carter, after an absence
of six weeks visiting friends in Easloy
a.id Groonvillo, returned to her homo
in Princeton last Wednosduy.?Honca
Chlldrons. days at Kooky Springs,
which will bo next Saturday will bo
most charming. The exercises will ho
boautlful. and all who go to this refined
and hospitable neighborhood will al
ways mark It with white oh ulk.
There will bo a basket picnic at
Owings, S. C, on Saturday before tho
Fourth Sunday noxt. Tho public are
rospcctfully invited to como and bring
well-filled baskets. Special arrange
ments have boon made to entertain tho
Miss Lou D. Hudgons has returned
to hor homo In Laurons after spending
quito a while with relatives in Honca
Path. Miss Hud gens made many
friends in our town during her
stay who wore sorry to sec her leave.?
Honoa Path Chronicle.
Supervisor Adair is taking tho nc
cossary stops to have tho law of clean
ing streams in the county carried out.
The leisure season is now on us and our
citizens should bo prompt to second tho
Supervisor in discharging tho duty the
law imposes on him. Besides tho
health of the people Is a big conside
Prof. Barnes Watkins, principal of
tho Laurons Graded School, togother
with his family is visiting Dr. J. R.
Misses Maud Shell and Suo Garrison,
of Laurons, aro visiting rolatlves here.
?Gray Court Cor. of Greenville News.
At the Churches.
At the Methodist Church, on Sunday
morning, Rov. T. E. Morris, of Union,
filled tho pulpit. A few years ago Mr.
Morris was pastor of tho Laurens Meth
odist Church, and so was welcomed by
old frionds. In the evening Mr. Mor
ris preached at tho Baptist Church.
In the morning Rov. Mr. Willoford,
of Charleston preached at tho Baptist
Rov. Mr. McArn, of Cheraw, held
morning and evening services at tho
Laurcns County Medical Association.
This intelligent body of Professional
gontlomon had their annual mooting at
that pleasant resort, the Harris Lithiu,
on yestorday. Prominent gentlemen
of tho profession delivered ablo papers
on live subjects now engaging the Med
ical world. It Is pleasant to note with
what zoal tho physicians of Laurens
are pushing right up with the advance
ment of tho scienco of medicine. Wo
acknowledged a kind invitation to ho
present and rogrot urgent duties kept
us otherwiso harnosscd.
Tho following Commissioners of Flec
tion have been appointed for Laurons
County under tho Act providing for
tho Constitutional Convention:
J. Andy Jones, J. A. Wood, W. H.
Tho Roviow of Rcviows is still pur
suing its laudable plan for making
Australian polities more intelligible to
tho American public. In tho July
numbor Mr. J. Tlgho Ryan has an in
torosting article on tho "Political
Loaders of New South Wales." Of thoso
loaders, Sir Henry Parkes, at tho ripe
ago of eighty, is the most picturesque
llgiiro; then eomos tho new Premier,
M. G II. Roid, with his associates in
tho government, who aro rapidly
skotched In tho order of political
prominonco. Tho sum of Impressions
furnished by u reading of Mr. Ryan's
article is that in tho matter of states
manship Now South Wales Is not
yet reduced to tho poverty-stricken
condition of tho United States Hcnnto
Mrs. Trawiek. wifo of Rcv.C. W.
Trawtok, while on a visit to her aunt,
Mrs. Spencer, of this place, was taken
.sick and after a lingering illnoss of sov
cral weeks died at tho home of tho lat
ter on Sunday, tho 11th at ubout I
o'clock p. m,
Tho deceased was a native of New
Orleans. La'., and tho daughter of Rov.
Dr. Nail, of that city.
While hor death was not unexpected,
her family and frionds hud somo hopo
of hor recovery up to tho Innt'duy or
two boforo the llnal dissolution euiiie.
Tho body was ombalmcd and taken
on Monday to Now Orleans for Inter
ment. Clinton Gazotto.
Gen. M. C, Butler passed through
tho city yestorday afternoon on hi i
way from Newberry to Charlotte.
The Constitutional Convention Can
M u tings wore held at Bardie, Work
man's and Cress Hill dming last week,
and addressed by candidates for tho po
sition of delegate?. On yesterday the
meeting for this township was held in
the Court House. The county meetings
were slimly attended, numbering fifty
and less. The meeting opened yesterday
with about fifty, one half red hot Re
formers, and tho balance Conservatives
thcro out of that low "vice" curiosity.
Whon Senator Irby spoko probably the
attondanco reached a hundred. . Dr.
Williams Wright preoided. Col. Jno.
H. Wharton was tho the first speaker
and substantially said:
Tho emergency of selecting delegates
to a convention to make our organic law
is a matter of great gravity. As it now
Stands it should bo largely uprooted.
Ho was opposed to an educational or
property qualification for the eufTrage;
this would knock out ton negroes and
live whito mon ; no white man should be
disfranchised; white man's taxes for
whiles; negroee' taxes for negroes;
every county officer to bo elected for four
years; opposed 2 three dollar poll tax;
favors it as it is.
Senator Irby was then introduced, and
though out of VOiOe and not well, he
spoko for one hour, heartily receivod by
tho reform element of the audience
Here u largo element ol Conservatives
cam in, and they too listened with In
terest. Ho alluded lo liio position as
Stato Democratic Chairman, and his
speech was mainly directed to an expla
nation of his position in opposition to
the Tillmnn-Hemphill arrangement for
nn equal division of delegates. It woe
in the teeth of tho democratic doctrine
of majority rule: it was taking away tho
rights of tho peoplo to name their dele
gates in democratic primaries. He
rather sympathised with the Forty, but
ho could not swallow tho crowd thai had
fooledTillman, whereupon ho"roastcd"
Cal. Hemphill, tho editor who repre
sented Wall Street; .7) Barnwoll, of
Charleston, a follow of infinite smart
ness, railroad attorney, and who he,
Irby, heard make a great speech in the
interest of railroads against tho Stato of
South Oorollna; Mower, of Nowherry,
a rich man; Dm Henderson, of Aiken,
a lawyer, ami Hay nos worth, of Green
ville, a lawyer, were all honored with
attention us porsonel of too gang of
Philistines, who had inveigled the in
nocent, unsuspecting Tillman. Mower
a good foilow, ich and a director of a
bank, good folio?/ emphasized ; Homier
Bon had said at White Sulphur that 1 o
hung his head in shame when his State
was mentioned?a fine illustration of a
dogenerate sou of a great old State.
Tho State was never democratic until
redeemed in '7d by farruom, although
Hatnptau claimed negroes voted for him ;
it was governed by e.n "iuteltigont mi
nority?'' who had also tho wealth; in
'00 it was put ou a democratic footing
by Reformers. Reformers wero foe on
ly deraoorata. He would suffer his right
hand cut off before he would have sanc
tioned an undemocratic equal division.
Send all Simon pnro Reformers to the
Convention and no fence straddlcra.
Senator Irby denounced strongly and
viciously (is tho friend of tho Dispen
sary Law) thatfeatoro by n hielt circuit
Judgos sent white men tdVthe Penitent
iary in felons stripes for contempt tf
Court. Wo regret we can't give Ida
speech more fully, but the above is a
flavoring of tho whole. Ho favored the
Homestead and would incroaso tit;' ex
emption loft?,500. Ho also said that Shy
locks would have g?lten all the properly
in the State i:i 1805 but for this law, for
getting that the "nigger" constitution of
18<)3 gave tho Homestead fust to the
people of South Carolina. (The Senator
was mistaken, but no'doubt ihe carpet
baggera expected to bag tlio property
left in the Stylo and hold it for tho ne
groes mder tho homestead provision.)
Tho L spensary should not ho incor
porated in the constitution; dispensary
profits should go to tho public shools;
latthe2mill tax stand; do away with
the South Carolina College und Citadel
(applause); leave Clemson mid tho Pri
mary schools to havo tho public money
of tho State. Did not favor the Missis
sippi plan; opposed to property or edu
cational qualifications; any thing that
would disqualify a single poor white
man ; couldn't say ho.v tho negro could
bo disqualified without touching the
whito man; but tho eggs aro Helling
which will hatch in due timo and devol*
ope, the plan which will secure white su
premacy without disfranchising tho cit
izenship of a oinglo whito man. The
ablest minds in tho Stato were at work
on tho problem.
Ho was followed by Mr. H' nry. Ho
favored a homestead, 2 mill tux, quail
fled to go as tho taxpayer wanted it; no
while man should bo disfranchised by
educational or property qualifications;
every whito man mint vote, all were
poor: not enough rich ones to hold the
i fli'ues ; tho poor mans ancestors had
fought , bled and died for tho golden key
Samuel MoOravy, Reformer asked
how ho. could disfranchise black and
not whito, when ho retro:?to.l to Senator
Irby'a setting of egge.
Mr. Alexander Smith look tho same
grounds but was unablo lo eoltlo the
suffrage riddlo. Representative C. R
Wallace come forward and declined can
didaey. S) liiere aro four candidate., the
field is olo3od and they muslbe tho pri
mary candidates os the timo is up un
der the rulv;3 for taking tho pledge to
abido tho result._?_
Since tho recent rain crops have been
growing boautifully, consequently, far
mers aro in splendid spirit;).
Tho indications uro that there will
he more corn made than in many years,
and that moans something.
W. B, McCuon goes to Fair view 16 th
Inst , to touch during tho summer.
The many friends of Mis.s Addio
Monroe enjoyed a dolightful "party"
given by her on Thursday evening in
honor Of her eharming visitors Mi.-.s
Bright Lanford, of Woodruff, ami
Misses Croighton Robertson and Mollio
Stoi?p, of Honon Path.
Miss Carrlo Gaihee, of Wllliamston,
is with her sister Mrs. B. F. Arnold.
Miss Llllio Carter has returned from
an extended visit to Greenville, Baslcy
and other places.
Capt. Juntos Kaysor, of Jones, was
hero a short while last Friday. -Honea
Tho annual meeting of tho Stock
holders of the People's Imn & Ex
Change Bank will bo hold Iii tho office
of said Bank on August 2(lth, 1S115.
W. A. Watts,
Laurons^S,. C, July l.r>, 1805,
Letter from Arkansas.
Doylk, Hrmsteau Co., Ark.
Dear Advertiser:? ?s it has been
quite a while-. since 1 loft the sunny
clime of dear old South Caroline, (my
nativo State), I huve concluded to
write a few linos for the benefit of tho
many readers of your valuable columns
As we left so many kind friends, and
cannot wrlto to all, wo will write a
general letter for their special benefit.
This loaves us all well, and locr.tcd
at a placo we call home? that Is If we
over got it paid for. Tho land is good
and woll watered and timbered, sit
uated about four railos from tho Llttlo
Missouri Hivor. We uro 'purroundod
by kind und obliging neighbor!?, and
havo oxcellent churcYi and school facil
ities, yet thoro is a lack of cntorprlso
and improvements of all kinds are
badly needed. From what I can learn
I judge thoro will bo a groat boom in
this section in a few years. Land is
good and choap, and any poor ond wor
thy man can como here and got a homo.
Tho peoplo here rest great store by
honesty. If a man or woman wants to
como out hero to live, and they cannot
show a pretty fair record, they had
hotter stay uway.
The crops here lookVery well, consid
ering the lato spring und e?ol weather.
Farmers arc badly behind with their
work, and at this writing wo are hav
ing more rain than wo need. Tho
grass Is about to got tho upper hand.
In tho dry season water is rather senrco,
und I haven't soon a spring since I
camo, although I havo heard of them.
Most of the wells havo good, puro
water. We have game in plenty, such
us deer, turkeys, opossums, coons, two
kinds of rabbits and two kinds of squir
rels. There aro polo cats and wild
cats. 1 havo heard of one bear and
one panther. Capturing the game is
rather a different mattet*. In the largo
stroams thoro arc many kinds of lisli.
Tho 4th of July is eolobrutcd with a
general fish fry, as thoy term it out
here. All work is suspended and all
hands load their wagons and repair to
some convenient river?tho men with
fishing nots, and the ladlos with well
filled baskets. The whole day is spent
in catching fish, frying and eating
thorn. It is a most enjoyable occasion
with all who attend.
This year we aro blessed with a heavy
crop of fruit. I have never scon so
much on tho trees.. A canning factory
would do a good business here ; a jug
factory could make a fortune, so many
people want jugs and jars.
Very little whoat Is raised he o, on
account of there being no mills to
grind it. Corn, oats and cotton are tho
principal products. This being a light
sandy soil, all kinds of vegetables and
melons grow to perfection;
The Stock-law has novcr reached
hero yet. The question is being agi
tated, and will. I think, como up in
the next Legislature. Tho fences aro
all kept up, or at least, they are pre
tended to be kept up Stock of all
kinds roam at largo. 1 am sure the
stock law would provo to be a great
blessing for this country, yet there aro
some people hero who do not want it.
I think those who oppose it stand in
their own light. A man who is not wil
ling to take oaro of his own stook
should not ho allowed to havo any.
With kindest regards to all our
friends, I close. M. G. F.
N. B.?Wo would bo pleased to hear
from Mr. T. P., Mrs. B. and Miss Jane
Mr. WallaceMoNeaeo, of Union, has
returned home after a pleasant stay
among friends here. Mr. McNoaco is
a high toned gentleman and a bright
young man with good business qualm
tions. Ho camo heart whole and fancy
freu but I hardly think lie returned
that way. He says tho Laurons peoplo
are. so nice and sociable, they always
make a man fool that he is among his
Our long looked for exhibition camo
oil' yesterday with a grand access in
ovory sense of tho word which the
writer can vouch for. The programme
for tho day was nicely arranged, but a
part, was omitted on account of una
voidable circumstances. Prof. F.wart
was the first speaker and 1 tell you he
made an elegant speech and will bo rc
romomberou for tlmo to come by all.
lion. A. J. Smith was the next along
tho sumo line. The advantage of
an education was expounded very
sonsibly by him. The programe for
the night commenced about 8 o'clock
with tho management of tho teacher,
Miss Mary Pitts. Every ono acted
their parts creditably to both
school and teacher. Tho patrons would
do well to secure the young lady for
many terms to conic. Everything
pasted oil very well except a few camo
there with two much of cither the
tiger or dispensary. If I was a young
man, raised by whltO respectable pa
rents I would certainly not like it, and
not misreprcsent'iny mother and father
by acting like a brute or something
worse. Did you ever stop to think
young man that ladies will note your
conduct on such occasions for years to
como? Evoil after they get married
will say at Miss Mary Pitts' exhibition
such and such a young man was drunk
on that night and acted so unbecoming.
But that is tho way of some young
men they can't bo scon unless thoy
havo a bottle of whiskey, cigar or quid
of tobacco in their mouth. I will say
right here that tho Lisbon boys were
not among that drunken crowd.
Messrs. Loo and Thomas Young, of
Spartanburg and Sumter, are visiting
their father Mr. K. II. Young.
Miss May Hudgons, of Madden and
her cousin of Flu., aro visiting her
grandfather Mr. N. X. What'ton.
Tho Misses Boulwaro and Pitts, of
Cross Hill, aro visiting frinds and rela
Misses Bramlotts and Mr. Conway
Anderson, of your city attended tho
Miss Mary Pitts has returned to her
home near Cross Hill where sho will
spond her vacation and take a rost
whioh no doubt she needs.
Miss Mary Smith, one of Lisbon's
bright and lovely young ladies, will
spend the summer with Miss Mary
Pitts, of Cross Hill. Wo wish her a
The farmers huve onjoyed another
good season which came in a good
time to finish up the old corn and to
put now life in tho cotton. We poor
farmers ought to bo so thankful.
As wo havo not appeared in your col
umns for some time it has boon for
want of news and time to write.
There is no sickness in tho neighbor
hood that wc know of.
The farmers aro putting tho finish
ing touch on the crops. I think we have
got just as good prospects as last year
for a harvest: it is true our cotton is
small hut. if is growing now very fast,
Coi n is of a good color and has the right
Molons ai'O beginning to como in.
Thoi'0 SOOms tO bp mOl'O planted than
Wo havo plenty of fruit and our
nood ladies uro canning some for tho
W. A. Putmannnd J T. Garrdtt havo
gone to Fountain Inn, where thoy uro
to build a largo store room for Barles?
dale & Hobo, of your city.
Wo attended itn interesting meeting
at Gray Court conducted by llev. N.J.
Holmes and Others.
Mr. StOlVVO Garrotf is adding to his
residence. Wo aro proud to have such
a man to settle in our midst.
'i ho children of Our community had
a very pleasant trip to Greonwood on
t he Oth.
It gives us plea nre to write that Kov.
J. B. Parrott has taken charge of
Highland Homo High School for the
coming session, Which begins in Sep
tember. We ox poo t a largo Bohool it
board has been reduced 10*0.00 and #7.00
per month, and us the merits of tho
teacher are woll known. Thoro will
be an assistant teacher.
A Fa km i:u.
w. ]?;. hunter, kditok.
All communications for Oda column
should bo eent to W. E. Hunter,
Laurons, 8. C. %
Questions in Geography.
Give the countries of Britishisms.
Give the dilVerencc between Uni
ted States Government and that of
Bound England, Ireland,* Scot
land and Wales. Give capital of
each, chief city, principal river,
highest mountain, chief production
chief source of wealth, for what
each is noted.
Bound Europe. Give its climate.
Why warmer than Amciica??
Name the countries of Europe, cap
ital of each, on what river, in what
part of the country ?
Which is the richest country of
Europe? and in what docs that
Which country of Europe gives
most attention to education?
Which gives least?
What arc the chief productions of
Fiance? its capital? What is said
of the sugar beet?
What arc the physical features of
Holland? By what name arc the
people called? By what other name,
the country ? The capital-?
Describe Russia?' Describe the
great fair ? Is Moscow the capital ?
Name the mountains between
Europe and Africa; between Eu
rope and Asia.
Name the peninsulas of Europe
and what waters partly surround
each, its capital, its chief city, and
for what the country is noted.?
Name the smallest country ot Eu
rope. Name the most densely pop
ulated count)y of Europe. London
and Paris excepted, mention the
three largest cities of Europe. For
what is Moscow noted ?
Where is Rome, and for what
What natural division of land is
What islands belong to Daly?
Describe Turkey in Europe, its
capital, its government, its soil, its
two principal manufactured arti
cles, and the religion of the people.
Klocl ton Managers.
Sou Motown, Langston's Ohnreb--J, S.
Oralg, .1. W. Dornum, J. M. Clark, L. s.
Younus, Pleasant Mound? M. II. For
RU80I1, 1'. P. Mooro, W. 11. Drummond,
Ii. P. Lau ford, Clerk,
young/*, Young's Stoj o?J. M. Gray,
Sam Kid llo, Wo:. Hohr?, l?dgar .Maitin,
Youngs, Parson's store ?1'?ivlis Par
sons, John Sloan. !>:-. J. A. Westmoro
lund, W. 1'. Ookor, Clork.
Jaoki?, itoynosa?Pose Copula nd, M, 13
Pitts, Arthur Koarns, b. W. Ferguson,
Waterloo, hlkom?G. M. MoDantol, H.
I). Iluyd, L. O. UulbOl tS >n, V. J. Coo v.
Waterloo, Mt. Ploasaut--W. I. Miller,
.1. W. Bovd, Quitnian Fylos, J. H. Whar
Waterloo, Tip Top?W. . Anderson,
.loot A. Smith,G. F, Anderson, lOugone
Waterloo, Daniol's Store -Janus 15.
holt, l, T. II. Daulo), Dr. ?). It. Smith,
J. 13. Goddard, Clerk.
Hnntor, (Minton?Dave T. Trlbble, it.
it. Milani, W. K. Owous, J.T. Robertson,
Hunter. Ron iwoll -.1. I!. WUlhims, J.
14. Boyd, G. (' Hopklm?, .1. J. Yoitug,
Hunter, Mount*, tile?Dolphus Fullor,
lt. II. P.isloy, liiurous B>yd, 15. K. Aus
Cross Hill?lt. S.Urimn, W. M. Mlllor,
John Hollingoworth, David Burnslde,
Sullivan, Tumbling RhoaU?M. n. Mc
Cuon, S. H. Johnson, NN'. I.at'avetto Tay
lor, W. 15. MoOuon, Clerk.
Riilllvan, Brow?rton?J. A. Wood, Jr.,
.1. I) Knight, .1. M. Muri)', X. 15. Wood,
Dial. Dial's Church?j. J. Whim, J. W.
Ycargiii, .1. I?. o Ving--, J. It, S.vilzer,
Dial, Woodsvlllo HurvAv Wood.-, I.. 1*.
Armstrong, Mossor 15 ibb, Willi.;in Deck.
Dial, Shi loh- I.. S. Bolt, .1. KV Wolff,
U.S. Wallace, A. A, Garllugton, Clerk.
Dia). Graycourl W. H. Ohook, <;. P.
Dorroh, Ja?;. 1*. <ir.iv, Dr. A. .1. Christo
Dinl, Powor?V. .V. While, A. S. ow
ing.--, Louis Abororoinbio, W. J. 11 unter,
hnurons, hiurons?P. 15. Lookwood r.
I). Sullivan, Robt. Halrston, J, Woffo I
Peterson, < 'lork,
f;i tho event of any of above named
managers refusing lo serve, the others
aro authorise id to fill such vacancies.
Tho following resolution was. adopted :
Resolved, That i:i order to prevent
singlu popping, it Shall ho tho duty of
tho manager.', and they are hereby au
thorized^, to courit only such liekcls as
contain tho names of four candidates
who have pre viously filed their pledges
to ubido the result ol the Democratic
G. p. Smith, Chm'n.
W. T. Crowe, S o y.
CAMPAIGN A PPOINTM ENTS.
Tho candidates for Delegates to Con
stitutional Convention will address tho
voters on the days mentioned. The pri
mary taken place on Tuesday, July 80lh :
At Tumbling shoal.Sullivan town
::liip, Wodnosday, July 2-1.
Dial's Church", Dial" townsh'.p, Thurs
day, July 25.
At Wallace's, Young township, Fri
dav, J uly 2(1.
At L?ngsten'*. Sou 111 3 town town ddp,
s i turd ay, July 27.
I a a common complaint and it is a dan
Rcroiui symptom. It means that tho ays
tem Is debilitated bcoauso of impnro
blood, mid in this con lili in it is espec
ially liable to attacks of disease. Hood's
Sarsapartlla Is the remedy for this con
ditto", aiid also for thatwoaknesfl which
prevails at tho change of SOK3on,olinVato
Hood's Fills not easily, rot promptly
and Cfllclontly on tl;o bowels aud liver.
Prico 2 > cents.
Havo You Land for Sale?
In small or large lots. If.so, send
without delay description and price to
flartwoll M. Ayor, ?dltorof tho Stato
Hand-Hook, Charleston, S, C statt;
whether thoro Is water power ami how
great; or mineral.-; on the land: wheth
er thoro is a railroad or navigable
stream near. A special feature
will be hiado of lands for sale in
tho State, and from the widespread at
tention tho hook is oyon now attract
ing thoro is every chance for reaching
a customer through it.
IlAUTWKI.I. M. AY Bit.
F.dilor Statt; I land Hook,
Charleston, S. C.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION T
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAUBENS,
At Lauren a in tho Statt? of South Carolina,
At the Close or BubIuobb, July 11, 1890.
Loans und discount*, f 94,819 12
OverdraflH, soourod, 191 03
XL R. Roods to aeoiuo circula
tion, 16.0C0 00
Stock?*, securities, otc, 4?'l OS
Hanking-housc, furuiturc, and
llxturor, 3,975 55
Olhor roal t stato ami moi tgagos
ownod, 1,082 CO
Duo from National Banks Onot
Hosorvo Agonts) 423 17
Duo from State Dinks ami
Note? Oi other National Danks, 260 00
Fractional paper currency,
ntokie.?, and contt?, 271 73
hAWPuii Money Reserve in
? Bank, viz;
?peoie, r>,041 00
Legal-tender note?, l,?I0 00 0,551 00
Uocloniptlon fund with ?J. S.
Treasurer (*> por cont. of
circulation^ 7'JO 00
Totul, $128,811 87
Capital StOok paid in, $ 05/00 00
Surplus fund, 12,'KK) 00
Undivided profit?, loss expen
ses and ttixos paid, 833 15
National Dank notes outstand
ing, i:\300 00
Duo to othur National Dinks, 3(51 CO
Duo to State Hanks and bank
, , ore, 709 74
Dividends unpaid, (520 50
Individual deposits subject to
check, 23,5(50 58
Tune certificates of deposit, 4,853 30
Hills payable, lc.ooo 0)
Tola), 1128,841 S7
STATIC op SOUTH CAROLINA, 1
County ov Laukens. )
I, John Augustus Harksdale, Cashier
Of tho nbovo-nnmed bank, do solemnly
swoar that tho nbovo statomont is true
to tho best of my knowledgo ami boliol.
John Aug. Haiikhdalb,
Subscribed and sworn to boforo mo
ibis 20th day of July, 1893.
F. P. McGoWAN,
Notary Public S. C.
T. 13. TODD, )
JNO A. BARKS DALE, > Directors.
H?HT. C. DAYIS,
Notions, J?| H
lloso and all
Silk Mitts for
~^?) ? 110 cents per
FS ? Needles,
Saddles, 3 &!
ttrs Lace curtains
,?. i,, ?| * for -18c pi
Tin Ware, 90s rjj j
- 'fl Men's Shirts
China Ware, ^
Crockery | ^\ p?)
at 15 cents.
A\ arc, O
- . <T ^ ! Knitting Cot
I' urnituro, I t
i W ; ton 1!? c. lb.
? J !
m ^ Harness and
J. C. Buhns,
Kifr" Triynham & Dial's Sun Block.
i I ami.in Bbattie, President.
P. f. Capers, See'y and Troas.
julius c Smith, Vice Pros.
L. W. PARK ISR, Manager of Loans.
Piedmont Sayings %
3fc Investment Co.,
Greenville, S. C.
Assets (over) $125,000.00.
Why pay house-rent when with the
same money in a short while you can
Own your homo? Inquire of Lewis W.
Simklns, f.sq., or at tho oflloo of tho
Company for our loan circular.
Wo pay por cent, interest on do
posits. Office in the National Hank of
J. It. PARK,
Attorney at Law,
LAURENS, - - South Carolina
i Special attention given to the in
vestigationof titles and collection of
DR. W. H. BALL
OFFICE OVER NATIONAL BANK, LAURENS
Oi-ti?r Days ?Mondays and Tuesday
I i I JET1 JLwLo
LIVER AND KIDNEYS
Wards off malaria. Is a pleasant
and invigorating medicine I'ar
tldularly offootlvo in tho euro ol
Dyspopsia, rndigostlon. Nausea,
Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, etc.
A valuable liver regulator. Cor
rects all disordors of tho kldnoys
Wonderfully beneficial ill femah
complaints. Taken along with
quinine, is an offeotual euro for
Chills. A great uppeti/.or when
taken boforo meals. After meals
In largo 25 cents, 50 cents and
Sold wholesale i?.v
The Murray dkuo Co.,
Columbia, S. C.
Sept. 24, 180J ly.
AH persona having claims upon
the estate or Elizabeth Rose, de
ceased, will present them to the
undersigned on or before the 3d
day of August next, by 10 a. m.,
when I will settle said estate in the
Probate ofllco nnd apply for a dis
charge from said trust.
W. P. Montjoy,
July 2, 1890?41.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Court of Probate.
Summons for Rellof. ~~ -
Albort A. Garllngton and 13. Hammot f
Toaguo as Executors of tho last )
will aud t08tainont of Narolssa M.Gar
llngton, deceased, Plaintiffs against
lt. E. Garllngton, R. Hunter Holt,
Henry S. Gaidington, Thos. R. Gar
lington, Mary D. Gornollous, Lau
rens W. Garllngton, Fannie E. Elli
son, Joseph G. Garlington, Irone T.
Parker, Newton A. Toaguo, Robort
P, Toaguo and two other childron of
Robort E. Tenguo, decoasod, names
and residences unknown, Defend
? To tho Defendants R. E. Garllngton,
R. Hunter Holt, Henry S. Garllng
ton, Thos. R. Garllngton, Mary D.
Cornolious, Laurens W. Garllngton,
Fnnnlo E. Ellison, Josoph C. Garllng
ton, Irouo T. Parkor, Newton A.
Toaguo, Robort F. Toaguo and two
other children of Robert E. Toaguo,
deceased, names aud residences
YOU aro hcroby summonod and re
quired to answer the complaint In this
action, which is filed in tho olllce of
tho Judge of tho Court of Probato,
for tho said County, and to servo a
copy of your answer to tho said com
plaint on tho subsorlhor at his olllco.
Laurens, South Carolina, within twen
ty days arter the service hereof, ox
elusive of the day of such sorvico; and
if you fall to answor tho com plaint
within tho time aforesaid, tho Plain
tin's in this action will apply to tho
Court for tho relief demanded in tho .
Dated May 20th, A. D., 1805.
W. H. martin, ?
To tho Defendants, Henry S. Garllng
ton, Thos. U Garllngton, Mary T>1WJ?
Cornclious, Laurens W. Cnjilington,
Fannie E. Ellison, Joseph C/Garllng*
ton, Newton A. Toaguo, Robert F.
Toaguo uwt- two?Ot&frT children of
Robert E. Teague, deceased, names
and residences unknown:
Take notice that tho complaint In
this action together with tho summons,
of which tho foregoing is a copy, was
filed in tho ollico of Judge of Probuto
at Laurons, S. 0., on the 30th day of
\v. H. Martin,
Juno lid, 1895?(it
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one who has tried it in privies, sinks
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It has a strong chemical affinity for
ammonia. Where manure yards and
piles arc sprinkled with it, once or
twice a week, all of the ammonia is
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or leached out by the rains.
Tho best agricultural authorities
agroo that it is worth more than its
cost as amanurial agent.
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