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THK BECOBD OF LAURENS UP TO
DATE. JULY 21.
Eugene Hudgons, of Lauren*, spent
Kart of lust week with the family of
Irs. Ella Hudgens of this place.?
Honca Path Chronicle.
Fleming Jones and Albert Todd, two
popular young men of Laurens, camo
In Monday to spend a week with the
family of Mr. It. F. Fleming.?Green
Dr. G. L. Martin has recently pur
chased the residence and lot formerly
owned by Mr. Amos Adams on the
western edge of the town. Ho has al
ready begun to improve the place, and
will have a beautiful home when he
has finished.?The Carolinian.
Our Junior Typo in last issue blun
dered in putting the name of Mr. Cook
to the roquost that Mr. Daniel bo a
candidate. It was in the absonco of
tho Editor. The card was signed "by
request of "Many Votors."
But really, friend Cook was the In
strument in making a moat capital sug
The question is asked "How did we
get on without tho Tolophono?" The
service in Clinton is splendid. Tho
connection with Laurens, however,
fills tho earploco with booms, oraokers
and sky-rockets. What's tho matter
up there nolghbor, that you keop up
such a perpetual stewing and slzzlng?
Tho annual meeting of the Stock
holders of tho People's Loan and Ex
chango Bank will bo held In tho office
of said Bank on August 18, 1800.
W. A. WATTS,
LauronB, S. C. July 20th 1890.
The staff of The Advertiser, the
law firm of Ball & Simklns and tho
sanctum of Dr. J. P. Simpson received
a valuable reinforcement a few days
ago. The now arrival was fully com
petent to further the woll being of all
three offices and was fully established
In an oxoltlng and useful oaroor when
yesterday revealed that the young
aspirant to fame had Inf act become a
"once was," had succumbed to tho ter
tors of solitude and stray dogs and ap
parently sought rofuge In cat Heavon.
Mr. E. W. Martin a rising young
merchant of Laurens, was In town
Mr. Phllpot, of Laurons, was In
Mr. 8am McCravy, brother of 8hor
UT Geo. S. McCravy, was In town Mon
Miss Rhoda Boozor Is on a visit to
hor sister, Mrs. J. Ran Little, at Lau
Wo have sovoral linos of goods that
wo uro soiling at groatly reduced
prices. Don't fall to see them,
J. R. Mlntor & Son.
We are now closing out everything in
summer goods to make room for our fall
stock. Como at once and secure some
of the bargains before they are all gone
All summer goods are being closed
out at a sacrifice at Jamieson's to make
room for fall goods.
Big bargain in oxford ties and slip
pers at Jamieson's.
We cordially invite our friends and
oust onions to make our house headquar
ters while attending Court or whenever
W. A. Jamibson.
Jamieson's is the place to buy a 76
cont? slipper for only 40 cents.
For Fruit Jars, Turnip Sood, Drugs,
Soda Water, Milk Shakos, Bon-bons of
Pineapple, Strawberry, Flako Orange
and Cherry Phosphate. Also, Ice in
any quantity go to Dr. Posoy's Drug
Be sure to call and see us boforo buy
ing your goods, wo fool sure we can
savo you somo monoy on Clothing,
Shoos, Hats and Staple Dry Goods.
J. It. Minter & Son.
Late styles In correspondence and
invitation stationory Just arrlvod at
Tho Laurens Drug Co.
Tho dry heated term Is successfully
discounted by tho tomporaturc of Po
Dr. Posoy has a fresh supply of Tur
nip seed in bulk?can soil any quantity
and you can soo what you aro buying.
Will please you in price.
Now crop Turnip Seed, choap in
The Laurens Drug Co.
Big lot Gouts collars at 5 cts. also at
8 and 10 cts. Closing out.
Davis & Ropor.
A groat lino of neck woar. Prices
Davis ?fc Ropor.
Just oponod?a nice line of Ladles
Purses and card cases. Call and see
them at Laurens Drug Co.
Buy tho Mason Fruit Jar for thoy aro
the best from Dr. B. F. Posey's.
8hoes! Shoes!! Now is tho time to
Davis & Roper.
We guarantee one.bottle of Johnsons
Toulo to oure any caso of chills and
fovor and prevent return, on seventh,
fourteenth, and twenty-eighth day.?
Price 50 cents at Laurens Drug Co.
Big Bargains in childrens* kuee
suits to close out. Call and see thorn.
Davis & Roper.
A big lot of Men's suits at reduced
prices. Now is your time.
Davis & Roper.
The C. N. A L. Railroad have ap
pointed Mr. W. A. Johnson, our enter
prising Jeweler, as watch inspector for
We are tho people for tho Nogllgee
Shirts. Our stock and prices right.
Davis A Roper.
Ice-cold Soda Water, all tho popular
flavors, at Dr. Posey's Soda Fountain.
See the twenty-mule team hauling
Borax in our store window.
The Laurens Drug Co.
A Trip to Harris hit bin.
I will pay the rail road fare from
Laurens to Waterloo and return for
parties visiting the Springs. T'.ckets
to be secured on Saturday good ic re
turn on Monday. Call on Agont of tho
P. R. & W. C. R. R. for tickets.
J. T. Harris.
June 15th, 1896?It.
ATTICUS H. DAGNALL,
Attorney at Law.
Lattrens, - - South Carolina.
sST Will practice in ail Courts ?of
The Court of General Sessions, for
this county, was called at 10 o'clock,
a. m., on yesterday. Judge I. D. With
orspoon presiding, and Solicitor
Sohumport at his desk. Stenographer
Campbell hod swapped circuits with
Stenographer D. Wlatt Alken, of the
Eight Circuit, who was present, a
most accomplished officer.
His Honor forebore addressing the
Grand Jury upon their general dutlos,
they having been fully instructed at a
previous term and proceeded to instruct
them upon the Bills before the Court.
In the course of his remarks he stated
that in some counties complaint was
made that the county chain gang
was abused, boys for economy and In
competent parties employed as guards,
the convicts abused, and Inhumanly
treated. He had heard no complaint
as to this county, but tho Grand Jury
should look Into th .> administration of
the County Chain Gang law.
The first case tried was tho State vs.
William Williams, colored, charged
with house breaking and larceny. He
had no counsel, was convicted and son
tenced to nine months on tho chain
gang. To-day Is fixed for tho trial of
1 Merer. Anderson, colored, for murdor,
and also for tho trial of Ike Dial, col
ored, likewise for murder. Theso cuses
exolto but little Interest. Tho crowd In
attendance Is large. The criminal
court will probably hold tho court and
jury until Wondesday night. Thoro Is
but little civil business for tho Court,
which will probably riso on Friday.
At this writing a jury Is out In tho
case of John H. Powers ohargod with
violation of tho dispensary law. Tho
caso of tho Stato vs. John W. Mooro Is
now being Investigated charged with
the robbery of a Syrian poddlor during
last spring. Tho prosocuting witness
claims to have, boon robbod of &10.00
In cash. He testified through an in
terpreter?likewise a Syrian.
Slnco writing tho abovo Powers and
Moore havo both been acqulttod and
Tho Rov. Robort A. Loo whoso tragic
death by lightning in North Carolina
is announced was well known in our
city, having several years ago served
tho Episcopal church as It lay reador.
In the last issue of this paper ho was
announcod to conduct the sorvice in
that church for last Sabbath. It was
therefore a terrible shock to his former
loving parishioners when they learned
of tho terrible dispensation of his sud
den death. Ho was a young man of great
promise, highly educated and talontod,
of exceeding modesty and universally
beloved. In the putting out of his
young lifo tho Stato and socloty loses
one of tho noblest of tho promising
sons of tho Stato. His father and
family will bo consoled to know how
universally he was beloved by all those
with whom In his short lifo ho had been
brought in association. Our consolation
Is to bond our hearts submissive to
to the terrible stroke.
Cant. Frank Evans, Super Intendant
of Schools of Spartanburg, Is visiting
in the city whoro Mrs. Evans and the
children aro with their parents. Cant.
Evans has just roturned from Buffalo,
tho beautiful city, whoro ho attended
tho National Convention of teachers,
the attendance being twenty thousand.
Capt. Evans is ouo of the enthusiastic
teachers of the State.
The King's Daughters will bo glad to
receive contributions of money, cloth
ing, (for women and children), bed
clothing, shoes, calico and cotton cloth
In the pleco and groceries. Persons
contributing can send to olthor Misses
Allle Webb, Luclllo Wright or Leila
Wllkos or notify them and they will
call for donations.
Tho Sunday School of Bcthabara
church, will observe children's day on
tho 25th instant. They aro a cultivated
people, generous and a delightful day
may bo expected.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the
Lord from henceforth: yea 8 a i t h the
Spirit tbat they may rest from their
labors' and their works do follow them."
These words may with propriety be
applied to our Sister, Mrs. Polly Brown,
who departed'this life June 28 th, 1896.
For many years she bad been a mem
ber of Durban Creek Church, where she
was baptized in the days of her youth.
She was a woman of good report, having
lived so as to impress the people that
with her religion of our God was a reali
ty and not a mere profession, i
It was her delight to meet faithfully
the obligations that rested on her as a
Christian and a church member.
Though an invalid for some time be
fore bor death, and confined to the nar
row limits of her bed room, she never
murmured or complained, but bore it all
with a Christian fortitude.
A brother called to see her a few days
before her death. She said to him, she
had nothing to fear. She could see ber
way clear. She was only waiting God's
time to call her up higher. She could
read her titles clear to mansions in the
She requested before she diod that at
her burial "Lotus pass over the River"
be sung at her burial.
A large company of bor relatives and
friends gathered atDnrban Creek Church
to witness the burial. ? .
On the 4th of July, 1896, Mrs Amanda
Chapman was called from earth to heav
en, and on the fifth day her body was
laid to rest in the Beulab Baptist ceme
tery. The funeral service was conduct
ed by the writer, and the high esteem in
which this noble Christian woman was
held, was evidenced by t h e hundreds
that at ton ded the service.
Mrs Chapman was the wife of our be
loved Bro. W. E. Chapman. She was
born in the upper part of this connty,
near the Greenville lino, whore she lived
and died. This doar sister was tho Vic
time of that much dreaded disease,
cancer. She w a s a long and patient
sufferer, exemplifying most beautifully
the character of Jesus, whom she truly
and devotedly loved, Mrs Chapman was
truly a good Christian woman. Was de
voted to Beulah Baptist church, of which
she was a member, and was always
ready for service in every good word and
work. Perhaps no member of the church
was more willing to sacrafice than she
for the happiness of others and for the
glory of God. She was a dear lover
of tho woman's missionary society, and
when not possible, by failure of slrenght,
for her to attend the meeting of the So
ciety she was not forgetful of her duty.
In the death of our esteemed sister the
church has lost one of its agresslve, de
voted and consistent members. The
community has lost one of its noblest and
purest characters. Her relatives have
lost a generous and true lover. Her
Husband mourns bis sad fate.
Brother, how dark must seem this world
Wftile left alone;
When .\?st kindness, affection and faith
Speak in Idlest tonee.
N J. A. Martin.
We aro headquarfof* for low prices
in Clothing, Shoos and Wats,
J. R. Ml#,rBR * 8?*'
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CONCERN
ING TUE INHABITANTS OF THE
CITY AND ITS NC UCK KS.
Miss Claudia Irby is in Greenville
with her friend, Miss Dell Hayne.
Mrs. H?cker, of Columbia, is in town
staying with Mr. and Mrs. Will Powors.
Cornollus Vanderbilt has suffered a
stroke of paralysis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bennett wore with
relatives in Greonvllle last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Babb are ab
sent on a visit to relatives in Sumter
It is announced thut State Pensioners
will be paid off at an early day.
Dr. Alken has gone to Coronaca for
a fortnight's stay with relatives.
Attorney S. M. Pilgrim, of Spartan
burg, is attending tho Court.
Mr. Clarence Gray went to Wllllam
ston last week.
Mr. Will Wright, of Pacolet, Is at
homo for a brief stay with his parents.
Mr. John Langston and family of
Ninoty-Six aro visiting in town.
Frod H. Groon, Esq., Attornoy-at
Law, of Durham, N. C Is In attendance
on the Court now in session.
Mr. H. II. Evans, tho presont Mayor
of Newberry and formerly Mayor of
this city, was In town yesterday.
The power house goes up with rapid
ity. Everyway the actuality of streots
lighted by olectrlclty approaches.
An old fashioned North Easter mado
Saturday last a veritably cold day In
Sonator Tlllman and family will havo
the sympathy of tho whole pooplo of
the Stato In tholr great affliction.
The many friends of Rev. N. J.
Holmes were glad to groot him during
last weok visiting relatives In the city.
Ono of tho crack companies of
Greonvllle, is coming to tho En
Tho presence of Mr. J. R. Mintor in
Spartanburg was noted by tho Spar
tanburg Herald of last Thursday.
Miss Lolla Harris, of Greonvllle, was
visiting Mrs. J. D. Adam i during lust
Mr. William Wells Simpson, of Aug
usta, spent Sunday with his parents
Mrs. David A. Davis and Miss Mary
Helle, Holmes are in tho mountains of
North Carolina for somo weeks.
Mr. W. W. Ball camo up from Char
leston to spend Sunday with his family
Miss Corrinne Pitts wont to New
berry Satuaday to visit her aunt, Mrs.
Messrs. Sandors and Thomason, of
Spartanburg and Seaso of Newberry
all candidates for Solicitor aro shaking
hands with the Laurons sovrolgns.
Mr. Wales G. Flkc, now a professor
In a prominent oducational institution
is spending his vacation with his
Got your Rutabaga seed In tho
ground at onco aud don't forget that It
Is difficult to prepare and fertilize too
Mr. Mong, of Spartanburg, who has
hold a position at tho Factory for some
time, has rocontly moved his family to
Mrs. R. B. Holman and Miss Ida
Holman of Spartanburg are visiting
tho family of Mr. Hargrove in this
Mr. L. Koppel, a former citizen of
Laurons, but now at tho head of a
flourishing business in Augusta has
boon in town for several days'
Mr. G. C. Johnson, of Darlington,
has for somo days past boon tho guoBt
of his brother Mr. W. A. Johnson, of
Messrs. Young Vanco and Claude
Babb arc at homo after enjoying tho
mountains of North Carolina and Ton
nossoo for a fow weeks.
Mr. Saundors Guinyard. of Colum
bia has arrived in tho city and will con
duct services at tho Episcopal church
for tho next two months.
Rov. Robert Adams of tho Prosby
torlan Church of this city attended a
mooting of the Deacons and Elders of
Enoroo Prosbytory In Greonvlllo last
Our skillful and enterprising Jowolcr,
Mr. J. M. Vi3anska, has been appointed
by tho Port Royal & Western Carolina
Railway to tho Important position of
watch Inspector for their road.
Master Frank Hammond and his sis
ter Eliza of Greonvlllo, and Misses
Catharlno and Elizabeth Bean of Clin
ton, aro with tholr relatives, tho fami
ly of Dr, Calno In this city.
Tho frlonds of Mr. Porrin Mintor,
who has boen quite sick with fovor In
Knoxvllle, Tonn., will bo dollghtod to
loarn that he Is on tho road to rccov
Miss Mattie McCaslan, of Greon
vlllo. Georgia, who will be ploasantly
recalled by many Laurons pooplo, is
visiting tho family of her uncle, Mr.
W. M. McCaslan of Clinton.
Tho amount of monoy for ponslonors
In this county Is $510(1.00. Spartanburg
cots $7480.40. Georgetown $223.10.?
Laurons Is No. 5 In thhe order of coun
ties as to tho amount received.
Tho ladios of Ora will havo an Ico
Oroam Fostlvalon Friday evening, tho
24th Instant. It will be a dollghtful
occasion- Don't miss it. Tun Adver
TlSKll returns thanks for an invitation
to bo present.
A Sunday school colobration will bo
hold at Bothany church near Hunting
ton on Saturday tho 25th of this month.
Several addresses will bo dellvorod. A
picnic will bo sorved and a pleasant
day may bo oxpoctod.
Rock Hill, Charloston and Augusta
havo boon Invited to play ball horo at
tho Encampm?. '.c. Rock Hill has al
ready accepted and It is oxpectod that
tho Charloston and Augusta boys will
Dave Chappoll and Sclnda Stevens,
colored pooplo, woro killed by a bolt
of lightning on tho Badgot place, six
miles oast of this olty on Thursday
evening last. They were sitting by
tho flro placo in tholr cabin when tho
The now street by tho Artesian Well
has proved almost a necessity these
days since the ropalrlng of the Main
Street bridge ovor the Greenville rail
road cut was undertaken. The work
on the bridge, by the way, goes for
Miss Blrdlo Vance, of Minden. Lou
isiana, who has been visiting relatives
In this State for some time, is quite
sick at tho residence of her unole, Dr.
W. C. Irby in this city.' Miss Vanco
has boon staying In Clinton several
weoks from whoro sho had Intended re
turning homo on lastTuesday. Dnrln/ar
hor stay in Laurens this Spring anM
won numerous frlonds who regret lierl
Illness oxtromely. J
Mr. Editor: Will you please give
space In your paper, for this remote
The-writer had the good pleasure of
attending a ro-uniohand plonic of Mrs.
Polly Books family of sons and sons-in
law, daughters and daughters-in-law
and grand children, the 2rd inst., on the
banks of the famous Ware Shoals of
the Saluda River, Mrs. Polly Beeks
being present herself at the advanced
age of 74 years and equally enjoying
herself with the young. The number of
children and grand children present
were thirty-throe. In connection
with the Beeks family were Mrs. Ale
wine's family, Mrs. B. E. Knight and
son, W. B. Knight and family and
others. Grand total 44.
It has been the custom for several
years for the family to unite in a kind
of picnio and llshing party in the spring
with well filled baskets of the good
things to eat, of which this was not
While the women wore enjoying
themselves on tho banks in conversa
tion, the men wore enjoying them
selvos catching tho finny tribe from
Those that woro caught in tho foro
noon woro cooked and served in tho
picnic. Dinner, of which thefamount
was sufficient to satisfy all present ?
Only ono candidate was presont and
Tho chlckon crop Is bountiful and
the farmers uro In good spirits on ac
count, of tho fine rain recently. Tho
corn crop wore damagod some by tho
winds during tho recent rains, but tho
cotton is doing finely, tho earliest to
bloom that over was known in this
For fear of tho waste baskot will
stop for the present and if agrooablo
to the Editor will give the news weekly.
Success to The Advertiser.
GROSS HILL NOTES.
Tho congregations of tho Methodist
and Presbyterian churches have
caught tho spirit of progross and have
pain tod thofr churches In handsomo
style. Those churches aro now very
handsome and an ornamont to tho
On Sunday (12th) a house on tho land
of Mrs. Mary Miller near tho depot
was destroyed by firo. Tho house was
occupied by Ed McGowan, colored.?
Tho family wore all absont at church
and house and contents aro a total
loss. Ed McGowan had about $150.00
In paper and silver carefully hid away
In tho house This monoy was the
gradual accumulation of years of labor
and saving. As nono of tho sliver
could bo fonnd in the ashes, tho con
clusion Is that tho houso was robbed
and then sot on fire.
W. D. Calhoun and wife of Polk
county, Gu , aro now on a visit to rela
tives and frionds In the community.?
Mr. Calhoun is a native of Abbovillo
county. His wifo Is a native of this
section, her maldon name being Mc
Gowan. Mr. Calhoun moved to Geor
gia before tho war and ho and wife arc
now visiting tho homo of their youth.
We gladly welcome thorn to our town.
Miss Catharine Griffin, an aged lady
of tho Cano Creek section of the Town
ship, died on tho 15th. inst. A child of
W. C. Rasor, aged about 18 months,
died on tho 14th. Inst. The entire com
munity sympathiso with tho afflicted
There aro quite a number of visitors
in and around our hospitable town.
Wo would bo glad to name them all
but space forbids ana wo only say that
wo welcome them.
Tho great Chicago convention is
over. Thero wus quite a grand display
of wind-works, but the storm does not
seem to havo cleared tho political at
mosphere. The question Is still appro
pos: "Where arc wc at?" I hopo that
more men can bo found In the county
who aro willing to sacrifice themselves
for their country's good. Let us
have more candidates.
Wo havo had line rains and crops
aro very promising.
Mr. J. C. Hutchinson & Co., have
movod into their now store on Main
street next to the Post Office. This
store is an ornament to the town.
Crops arc tho flnost they havo bcon
in this section for tho 18th of July.
Milton B. McCuon has tho finlst cot
ton wo havo scon.
Mrs. Snolgro, of Greonvillo, is visit
ing in town. J. G. Humbert is on tho
sick list but hopo to seo him up soon.
M. B. McCuon and B. F. Arnold
mounted their studs with horn and
hounds on tho 11th of J uly to take somo
pleasure and when thoy arrived at tho
ground they found Mr. Ronard thero in
fine plight. lie took tho start of the
boys of a milo and a half but tho Hoot
footed hounds over took him in four
hours hard running. Ho was a lino fol
low. McCuon and Arnold has some
vory line hounds and thoy aro the fin
est hunters wc havo and thoy bring
thom in when thoy go.
Sunday School Convention.
Program of the Laurens County In
terdenominational Sunday Softool
Convention, which meets with the
Green Pond Methodist Church oil
Thursday and Friday, August (1th and
Convention oalled to order by the
President at 10 o'clock a. ill.?sun time.
Devotional exercises conducted by
Rev. T. B. Oraig.
Organization. Appointment of com
mittees. President 's speech.
Song service. Report of committees.
Verbal reports from each school ns to
their work and spiritual interest, by
delegates. Reports limited to five min
Devotional exercises conducted by
Rev. James A. Marlin.
Normal Lesson, limited to twenty
minutes, by Rev. .J. W. Shell.
Discussion of queries :
1st. The possibility of the teacher to
develop character in the pupil.?Leo
Rogers, B. P. Roper, W. C. Curry, C. C.
2d. Importance of good music in the
Sunday School.?R. L. Henry, R. Aber
orombie, U, H. Mahon, c. R. Wallace.
8d query : The chief end of the Sun
day School work : the conversion of
souls.?W. S. Knight. Dr. A ,0. Fuller,
J. o. Tern pie ton, Col. J. II. Wharton.
Speaker limited to fifteen or twenty
Miscellaneous business. Adjourn.
Each school is entitled to two dele
gates and n Superintendent. Schools
sending delegates please notify Mr.
R. AberorOmble, Fountain Inn, S. C.
R. A BKRCROMBlKf
J. II. WllAHTON,
W. L. Gkay,
w. c. Gurry,
B. A. Andkkhon,
c. H. Koran,
Will begin her fourth years' work Au
Sust 1st. At that time applicants for the
itting School and special Students who
may not wish to take the regular courses
Witt be matriculated. For catalogue ad
J Prks't E. B. ORAIGHEAD,
I Clemaon College, S. C.
I July8, 1896?88? 2fc
A Gala Week for Laurens.
The quiet of our city for months past
will be awakened to a scene full of ac
tivity on the occasion of the Military
Encampment to be held here for the
week begining August 4th. On this
date Laurens will open wide her gates
to all Carolina and will extend a glad
welcome, not only to the State troops,
but to all who may visit us on that oc
casion. Our progressive, public-spiri
ted citizens who'feel a just pride in
their city have met and put the wheel
of progress in motion by selecting the
necessary committees, who are now ac
tively pushing the work to assured
success. Already a beautiful site for
the camp grounds has been selected, to
which nature has bountifully bestowed
her shade of mammoth oaks and velvity
grass. Here the hundreds of white
tents, filled with gallant soldier hoys
with their munitions of war, will pres
ent a scene to excite the admiration of
the many. To the old soldier it will
reeall many tender 'memories of their
comrades and mess mates of long ago,
who tented on the fields of Virginia.
The entire white militia of the State
is invited and will be under the com
mand and discipline of Col. Wardlaw,
of the third regiment. It is hoped that
an artillery company will attend.
Several base ball clubs, including
Charleston, Augusta and Kock Hill have
been invited and are expected to furn
ish enjoyment to nil admirers of the
The managers of the opera house are
arranging for lirst-elass attractions for
The Laurens Guards, and the Gary
Watts Guards of Madden, are getting
into line for the occasion. The Brass
Hand is adding to their supply of lively
music and practising almost daily.
A banquet and military ball will be
among the attractions.
The different committees ask and
should have the support of every citizen
of this city to aid them in this the big
gest attraction Laurens has ever under
A well attended meeting of citizens
was held at Bendella Hotel last Mon
day afternoon for the purpose of ar
ranging for the Encampment and Gala
Week, which begins here August 4th.
The following committees were select
ed and will begin work at once:
On FinanoK. ? Dr. P. B. Connor,
Treasurer and General Manager; E. H.
AVilkes, J. S. Bennett.
On Military (to select grounds, lo
cate camp, etc.)?Capt. Guy S. Garrett,
Lieutenant Alex. Brainlett, Lieuten
ant P. B. Lockwoon, Mayor N. B. Dial,
G. Ford Franks. Jini B. Parks.
On Bask. Ball.?C. E. Gray, James
T. Crews, Arthur 11. lludgens.
On Dkcokationb.?W. G. Wilson, H.
Terry, S. P. Babb.
On Danck.?It. Vance Irby, W. Dor
On Transportation.?T. F. Simp
son, J. R. Nolan, Algie M. Moseley.
On Advkrtisino. ? W. T. Crews,
P. B. Lockwood, A. M. Mosely.
Recbption Committkb.? J. H.
Traynhaiu, X. B. Dial,O. B. Simmons,
W. A. Jamieson, W. L. Gray, George
S, MoCravy, J. M. Philpot, J.C. Ow
ings. W. A. Watts, J. 11. Minier, J. N.
Wright , W. 11. Martin, Dr. T. E. Todd,
Dr. J. A. Barksdale, B. W. Ball, J. O.
0. Fleming, J. W. Ferguson, W. E. Lu
cas, C. C. Featherstone.
There exist no valid reasons why
Laurens cannot conduct a successful
mid-summer festival unless the apathy
and indifference of our people should
prove to be an obstacle, and we cannot
believe that so splended an opportunity
of advertising our many advantages
will go un-improved. Let the old men
and the young men work together in
this instance. The amusements of the
one class may not be the amusements
of the other, but this is Immaterial, the
main object to keep always in view is
to bring crowds of strangers among us
and then to impress them with the fact
that Laurens is a live, growing, push
ing town, and not a sleepy, .slumberous
Courthouse in the backwoods.
To the Unlisted Troops.
A cordial invitation is hereby tender
ed the Companies of t he different Regi
ments of the State to visit' Laurens and
join the 8rd Regiment in an Encamp
ment to begin August Ith and last one
week. The Companies are invited to
come under the auspices of the 3rd Re
giment, which will make every effort;
to insure the military a pleasant time,
and a cordial welcome will be given
Every species of amusement will be
provided for the week and a llrst class
Brass Band will be in attendance.
1*. B. lockwood,
A. M. Mosklky,
W. T . Cbbws,
State papers please copy.
Dcafuoss ('annul Bo Cured
by local application:) us they can
not roach tho diseased portion of
the ear. There is only one way to
cure deafness, and that is by con
stitutional remedios. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of
tho mucous lining of the Kustach
ian Tube. Wnen this tube is in
flamed you havo a rumbling sound
or imperfect hoaving, and when it
is entirely closed, Deafness is tho
result, and unless the inflammation
can be taken out and this tube ro
stored to Its normal condition, hear
ing will bo destroyed forever; nine
discs out of ton aro caused by ca
tarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of tho mucous sur
Wo will give Ono Hundred Dol
lars for any caso of Deafness
(caused by catarrh) that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & Co , Toledo, O.
<iT Sold by druggists.
South Carolina Collkoi, )
A competitive examination for the
Normal Scholarships of the South Caro
lina College will be held by tho School
Commissioners of each County in which
thero is a vacancy, on Thursday, July
130. Applicants will be examined on
English, Mathematics, and History, the
requirments in those subjects being the
samo as for admission to the Scientific
course of this college. See page 38 of the
Catalogue of 1895-96.
Father information, if desirec' will be
cheerfully furnished by.
.1 ami'S woodhow,
Pres. S. C. Col lege.
This is written with the object of
making you a convert to the best
Tooth-brush in the World. Full In
structions are- sent with each
brush. Every night before retiring
adopt the habit Illustrated In this
scene. Let father mother, and chil
dren all join in giving the mouth
and teeth a healthy and refreshing
Yes, "Prophylactic" is a peculiar
word, and hard to remember, but it
is a Splendid Name for a Tooth
brush, because you use a tooth
brush to prevent your teeth from
decaying, and Prophplactic means
a "preventive of disease." With
every brush comes a neat little
hook secured to the brush, and
there is a hole in the end of the
handle which enables you to hang
it up. The head will not touch the
wall. Ask your dentist about the
??Prophylactic Tooth-brush," and
8ce if he will not recommend it.
The Prico is 35 cents at
Laurens Drug Co.,
The Campaign Meetings*
Tho following aro the campaign
meetings yet to be hold:
Chesterfield, Tuesday, July 21.
Bonnettsvllle, Wednesday, July 22.
Darlington, Thursday, July 23.
Florence, Friday, July 24.
Barnwoll, Monday, July 27.
Alken, Tuesday, July 28.
Edgofleld, Wednesday July 21).
Saluda, Saturday, August 1.
Lexington, Monday, August 3.
Winn8boro, Tuesday, August 4.
Columbia. Wodnosday, August?.
Orangoburg, Thursday, August 0.
Nowborry, Friday, August 7.
Laurons, Saturday, August, 8,
Union, Monday. August 10.
Spartanburg, Tuesday, August 11.
Groonvlllo, Wednesday, August 12.
Pickons, Thursday, August 13.
Oconce, Friday, Augu&t 14.
Anderson, Monday, August 17.
Abbovlllo, Wodnosday, August 19.
List of Letters
Romalning In tho Post Offico at Lau
rons, S. C, unclaimed, for tho week
ending July 20, 1896.
B?Barnes, Joe; Burnsldes, Miss Bes
sie ; Black, Leley; Bryson, Miss Nora G;
Butlor, Shady Ann; Blakeley, Miss
E?Eppes, Jesie; Edward, Miss Lulu
F?Flienor, O II; Frauks, John D.
G?Glllan, Ed; Glonn, Princh; Gast,
H?Hill, Mrs. Hattic, Hines, Thomas.
J?Johnson, Joseph; Jones. J S; John
R?Rollings. J H.
W?Williams, W B; Williams, Allis.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING J?LY 13.
C?Crosly, J O.
D?Durham, C Arthur.
H?Hammond. Miss M H.
J?Johnson, Mrs. Mary E; Johnson,
Miss Lulu R.
M?Mosoly, E T; Murrell, Mrs. R. L:
Malonc, M A; Mack, Miss Carrie.
V?Vanco, Miss Ada.
W?Watson, Atchle: Williams, Da
Y?Young, Mrs. Botsey.
Persons calling for any of above let
ters will please say, "They are adver
tised. T. B. Crkws. P. M.
P. It. & W. C. Hallway.
'?Augusta and Asheville Short Line."
J. B. CLEVELAND, Receiver.
Schedule in effect July 7, 189?.
Lv Augusta 9 10 a m 7 00 p in
Ar Groenwocrtl 12 17 pm 11 IM) p in
" Andersen 7 ?0 p m
" Laurens/ 1 15 nm 7 00 a in
" Oreenville 2 55 p in 9 46 a m
41 Glenn Spr'gs 4 05 p in
" Spartanburg ? 00 p in 10 20 p m
" Saluda 4 88 pm
?? Henderville 5 51 pin
" Asheville 6 45 pin
Lv Asheville 8 20 a m
*? Spartanburg 11 45 a in 4 00 p in
" Glenn Spr'gs 10 00 a in
" Greenville 1155 am 4 00pm
?? Laurens 1 80 p m 7 00 p m
'? Anderson 10 25 a m
Greenwood 2 28 pm 8 50 p m
Ar Augusta 5 05 p m 9 85 a m
? Savannah 5 55 a m_
Close connection at Greonwood for
all Doinfs on S. A. L. and C. A G. Rail
ways, and Spartanburg with Southern
For any information relative to tick
ets, rates, schedule, etc., address
W. J.CRAIC.Cen. Pass
I announce myself as a candidate
for the House of Representatives.
Will be govered by the rules of the
Democratic party. Respectfully,
? J. R. SMITH.
I respectfully announce myself
as a candidate tor the House of .Re
presentatives and pledge myself to
abide by the result of the Demo
N. B. DIAL.
I want to be a member of the
South Carolina Legislature foi one
term, and announce myself as a
candidate for said position, as a free
silver candidate, subject to the
action of the primary election.
J, H. Abbrorombie.
The friends of O. P. Goodwin,
knowing his loyalty and zeal for
Ti 1 liium-Reform principles, and re
cognizing his fitness, suggest his
name for the Lower House of the
General Assembly, subject to the
primary election. *
TILL MAN DEMOCRATS.
I hereby announce that I am n
candidate for re-election as Solici
tor of this Circuit, and pledge my
self to abide the result of the Dem
O. L. Schumpert.
Thos. S. Sease, Esq., of Newberry,
is hereby announced as a candidate
for Solicitor of the 7th Judicial Cir
cuit and is pledged to abide the re
sult of the Democratic Primary
C P. Sanders, Esq., of Spartan
burg, S. C, is hereby announced as
a candidate for Solicitor of the Sev
enth Judicial Circuit, subject to
nomination by the Democratic elec
I respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for Solicitor of tho
Seventh Judicial Circuit, subject
to the action of the Democratic pri
* H. Y. Simpson.
I want to be Solicitor of the Sev
enth Circuit. I pledge myself to
abide the result of the Democratic
* C. C. Featherstone.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
This is to notify my many frionds
of Laurens County that I am a can
didate for Clerk of Court, and
promise to submit to the action of
the Democratic primary.
* W. P. Turner.
I respectfully annouueo myself
as a candidate for Clerk of Court
for Laurens County, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary.
* J. H. WHARTON.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Clerk of
Court for Laurens county, subject
to the Democratic Primary.
John F. Bolt.
I respectfully announce niysolf a
candidate for tho oftlce of Clerk of
Court for Laurons county at the
ensuing primary election and
pledge myself to abide the result of
* J. H..copbland.
At tho solicitation of many
frionds, I announce mysolf a can
didate for Sheriff, and will abide
the result of the Democratic pri
* G. Pet Smith.
I am a candidate for re-election
to the office of Sheriff for Laurens
county subject to tho action of the
Democratic primary and I want all
the votes I can get.
G. S. McCRAVY,
Tho friends of Capt. A. E. Nance
announce his name to tho votern
of Laurens county as a candidate
for the office of Treasurer fully
aware that his competency for the
fiosition could not fail to give sat
sfaction to the wholo people of the
I want the Treasurer's Otlicc j
Will abide the Primary.
B. W. Lanford.
The friends of T. S. Langston
respectfully announco him to the
Democratic Voters of Laurens
county, as a candidate for Treasur
er, knowing him to bo fully com
petent for said position. Subject
to the Democratic Primary.
To the voters of Laurons County:
I announco myself as a candidate
for the office of Treasurer of Lau
rens County, and pledge myself to
abide the result of the Democratic
James W. Henderson.
Tho many friends of W. 10. Cook, of
Youngs Township, knowing him to be
a man of good moral character and
fully qualified to discharge tho duties
of county Treasurer, would respect
fully nominate him a candidate for
said office at tho noxt olection, subject
to a Democratic Primary. *
I respectfully announco myself
to the voters uf Laurens county hh
a candidate for tho office of Audi
tor. To all those who will give me
their support I pledge myself to
labor for tho best intorcsts of all
tho people. 1 further pledgo my
self to abide the result of the pri
* w. sankord Knight.
I respectfully announce that I
will be a candidato for tho office of
County Auditor, subject to tho
choice of the Democratic voters in
the ensuing primary.
* Jno. R. Finley.
Tho friends of R.! W. Nichols, fool
ing confident of his competency, nom
inate, him as a candidato for county
Auditor at tho onsying Democratic
Many frionds of Miles H. Ferguson,
of Youngs Townsh(f>, hol loving him
entirely competent, Jrespeotfully nom
inate him for Coroner, subject tg^Jio
I SCHOOL COMMISSIONER*
I hereby announce that I am,a
candidate for the office of County
Superintendent of Education, c?
Laurens County, subject to the ac
tion of the Democratic primary.
C. K. Halb.
At the solicitation of many friends
I hereby announce myself , as a can
didate for School Commissioner of
Laurens County, subject to action
of County Primary.
L. T. H. Daniel.
This is to inform my friends and
the voters of Laurens County gen
erally that I am a Candidate *or
Supervisor, subject to result of.
* A.F. coleman.
The friouds of Capt. James Dow
noy respectfully submit his name
to the voters of Laurous county as
a cundidate for the office of Super
visor, and pledge him to acquiesce
In tho result of tho primary.
I announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the office of county
Supervisor, and respectfully ask tho
peoplo of Laurens County for re
election in order that I may carry
out my plans and tho public work
of tho county, bolieviug that'in so -j
doing the voters will enable me to
leave a record for tho public good<"$
for which tho entire county, iry^"
peetivo of factions will be prouiT^^^
Subject to action of tho Domocratio
11. P. ADAIR. '
FOR THE SENATE.
I announce myself as a candidato
for tho Senate and I will abide the
decision of tho peoplo at the Demo
* Alex. J. Smith.
To meet the expressed wishes of
many friends, I boreby consent to
become a candidato for re-election
to tho Senate, subject to the rules
of the primary election.
A. C. FULLER.
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