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Meeting State Executive
Latimer and Heyward
Croft Defeats Bellenger for Congress
by a Narrow ?Margin?Jones
Evans is beat
Latimor's In clover
Keady to eat.
Hoyward's a wlnnor,
Talbert'a turned down,
Sloan Is the happiest
Man In this town;
Gantt is on top
Wilson Is fired
And falleth kerflop;
Get3 tbo persimmon
But Adolphus Jones
Put it on .to him.
Frost to a job
Tightly has frizzon
And never can Boyd
Call It hls'u.
The othor Evans
Is full of woe
All brought about
By old Jim Crow.
Tho State Bxeoutlve Committee Fri
day in Columbia and declared the re
sult as follows:
United States Senate.
A. 0. Latimer,.53,890
John Gary Evans,.36,371
D. C. Heyward,.50,830
W. Jasper Talbort,.40,494
John T. Sloan,.48,024
Frank B. Gary,.42,737
Secretary op State.
J. T. Gantt,.47,312
A. W. Jones,.45,885
G. L. Walker,.44,873
Adjutant and Inspector General.
J. D. Frost,.40,422
J. C. Boyd,.41,544
C L. Caughman,.51,060
W. B. Evans,.80,756
For Congress?Second District.
Majority, . 124
For Congress?Third District.
Smith, . 0,956
col. crews' motion.
Col. Crows called the committee's at
tention to one of tho rules requiring
voters to put ballots in their proper
boxes. He thought it wrong to throw
out ballotB placed in the State box.
Mr. Williams showed that if such
votog were not thrown out a voter
could easily vote twice?say two tick
ets for county officers or vice versa.
Col. Crows knew that the counting
of such tickets had been done and he
thought it right. He wanted the mat
ter settled and made uniform. He fin
ally moved that a county ticket if
found in a State box be counted and
Mr. Blease moved to amend the mo
tion so that none be counted when
there was an excess of votes over the
Gov. McSweeney said he hoped that
the committco would throw more
safe-guards about tho primary system.
If a man made-thc error in the box it
was his own unfortunate mlstako. The
primary should be most carefully
guarded. Managers of elections could
show the voter which box was which.
He wanted every white man to vote
and not lose his vote, but to go to this
extent would let in too muob laxity.
Col. Crews' motion was Anally voted
Young men you ought to know where
to come for your new fall suit. Wc
think you do. Wo have them in great
variety of grades. Prices all worth
tho money. We want your trade and
can serve you equal to any and most
times bettor than you can do elsewhere.
Davis, Roper & Co.
The traveling representative of The
Globe Tailoring Co , Louisville, Ky.,
will be at our store, Monday, Septem
ber 16th with a full line of woolens for
the fall. We will be glad to have you
call and see his samples.
J. E. Winter & Bro.
Don't buy suspenders anywhere until
you see ours. Can save you 10 to 25
cents on your purchase.
Davis, Roper & Co.
>ME VISITORS AND OTHERS. ?
Mr. Earle Wilson is now to bo found
at Capt. J. M. Philpot's store.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington, has been vis
iting Miss Janie Vaneo in Clinton.
Mr. Dess Franks and family are now
occupying tho cottage in Hampton
street noxt door to T. H. Nelson's.
Dr. F. M. Setzler of Whituiire was
in tho city Friday and his numbers of
friends wore glad to see him.
Mr. John Balle, of Pittsburg, Is visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Balle. Mr. Balle has a lino position
with tho Pressed Steel Company of
Pittsburg and is doing well. Iiis friends
arc delighted to see him.
Building Pretty Cottage.
Capt. R. Fleming Jones is building a
pretty cottage on Irby Hill.
Capt. Oscar Babb has a nice little
new homo in Jersey?which he richly
Have Mado Money.
The tobacco farmers in the Eastern
part of the State have made good crops
and 9old them for good pricos.
Correspondents will please corres
pond. Send in letters so as to arrive
here by Saturday morning.
Good for Farmers.
The peoplo who aro doriving more
direct benefit from the cotton mills
than any other class aro the farmers.
What It Claims.
THE Advertiskr's Job Ofllco claims
to do the most urtUtic and satisfactory
work in upper South Carolina.
Confldeuco In Lnurcns.
New stores are opening. There's
plenty of confidence in this lino old
Saye Your Grass.
Tho cotton crop In Laurens is again
short. Everybody says so. Corn
though la plentiful. But save your
They arc for Rent.
Dr. W. H. Dial has fltteO- upTsOnro
handsome eillces in his building on the
South-west cornor of tho public square
and they aro for rent.
Send Church Notices.
Again The advertiser invites
ministers in the city and county to stsnd
notices of religious services for publi
Try a Little Ad.
Peoplo in this town are not educated
up to tho value of little ads. Much
money can bo made by the judicious
use of tho 1 cent a word column in the
gay old Advertiser.
He Is Satisfied.
The Advertiser's oldest friend, or
about the oldest,for he subscribed when
the paper was born, Captain Murk
Sanders, was in town Saturday and he
is pretty well satisfied with the election
results in nearly all cases.
Must the Mule Go!
Prof. Gatllng, who invented tho gat
tllng gun has Invented a motor plow.
This plow is run by a gasoline motor
instead of a mule. Thk Advertiser
would like to have Brother Bob's views
concerning dispensing with the mule.
To Invlto the Association.
The Lanford Baptist Church Sunday
unanimously agreed to invite the Lau
rens Association to meet with them in
the fall of 1002. This is a now Church
but it is mado up of zealous members
and they very earnestly hope that the
Invitation will be accepted.
Special Senium to K. of P. Lodge.
Tho Laurons K. of P. Lodge has re
quested Rev. Watson B. Duncan to
preach a special sermon beforo tho Or
der. He has accepted tho Invitation
and the sermon will bo preached at
Tho First Methodist church on tho 4th
Sunday in this month?September 28th.
To Open a Store.
Mr. J. L. Hopkins, of Clinton, form
erly of Eden in this county, will about
October 1 open a store in the room
formerly occupied by Tne Hub In tho
Bendella bnllding. He will handlo
fanoy groceries and othor merchan
dise. Mr. Hopkins and his family will
be welcome additions to tho commu
nity and The Advertiser wishes him
succons in business.
BILL ARP ILL.
His Condition Is Regarded very Se
Major Oi H. Smith, of CarterBvllle,
Ga., is seriously 111. Ho is about 80
years old. He is woll known person
ally and by bis writings in Laurens.
I will exchange buggios und wagons
for horses and mules and invlto in
quiries, p. H. Counts.
September 16th 1902?tf.
Solid car of rockers received this
week. Wo would call your attention to
our No. 200 oak rocker, oil finished
full sizo with leather soat $1,95. Others
would be glad If they could sell It for as
little as $2.25.
S. M. & E. H. Wlikes.
Ohr b.'g store is jammed and packed
full of new goods. Call and sco thorn.
J.E. Miffoer &Bro.
Gathering of Laurens
THE ACTION TAKEN.
Statement of Grievances
and Remedies Proposed.
Addresses Made by Various Citizens?A
Committee Appointed to Consider
Tho meeting of Laurens farmors and
business men called by President It.
D. Boyd of the County Alliance to dis
cuss tho cotton buying situation mot in
tho Court House Monday morning.
About 390 persons were prosont. Mr.
J. U. Sullivan was elected Chairman
und W. T. Crows Secretary.
Tho mooting was first addressed by
Mr. R. D. Hoyd who stated briolly his
views of the situation. Ho was followed
by Col. J. H. Wharton.
Tha object of tho meeting was to
consider tho fact that there is at pres
ent only one cotton buyer in tho city of
Laurens,?this buyer representing tho
local mill and two other mills. A great
many farmers are dissatisfied because
thoy fear that they will not receive full
value for their cotton unless there is
more than one buyer. There have been
charges that a trust has boon formed
to keep down tho price.
The spoeches elicited nothing espe
cially new in tho situation. Mr. Good
win was of tho opinion that tho price
of cotton generally is too low.
Mr. W. L. Gray was called for and
rcsixmded. He suggested that farmers
leave their cotton in bonded warehouses
and invite buyers here to bid for it on
Tho meeting was then addressed by
W. W. Ball and O. P. Goodwin.
On motion of Dr. J. R. Smith the fol
lowing committee was appointed:
R. D. Boyd, O. P. Goodwin, T. N.
Barksdale, W. L. Gray W. A. Watts,
A. C. Owens, James Smith, Miles For
guson, L. M. Cannon, W. A. Ander
The committee appointed by the Maqs
meeting this day held in tho city of Lau
rens to formulate resolutions for the
consideration of said meeting, beg leave
to submit tho following:
That it is tho sense of this meeting
that we respectfully request Mr. W. E.
Lucas, President Laurens Cotton Mills,
to place a coiton buyer on tho public
square of the city of Laurens to repre
sent all interests represented by him,
and that all persons be allowed to havo
cotton weighed where and by whom
Furthermore, that wo beliovo it to bo
to the interest of tho co'ton sellers of
our county to bulk their cotton at the
different ware ho..ses in tho county of
Laurons, S. 0., in order that the same
may be offered for sale in hulk to the
highest bidder on Thursday of each
That we respectfully ask tho aid of
the merchants, bankers, landlords and
all others interested in tho agriculture
of our county to aid us in carrying into
effect these resolutions.
R. D. Boyd, Chm'n.
W. L. Gray, Sec'y .
Mr. Cooper made a motion of amend
ment which was adopted, that If thoro
be any combination or pooling of in
terests of tho cotton mills, with a view
to controlling the price of the staple,
that a committee Investigate the mat
ter, collect evidence and report to the
Solicitor, whoso duty it was to take the
necessary legal steps.
That a committee of throe bo appoint
ed to investigate the cotton-buying sit
uation and ascertain if tho Cotton Mills
havo any agreement bet veen each other
for tbo purpose of controlling tho price
of cotton, and report same to the Solici
tor of 7th Circuit.
Resolved, That It is tho ssnuo of this
meeting that tho interest of all farmors
will be advanced by co-operating in this
undertaking, and to this end the farm
ers of adjoining countlos and through
out the Slato be asked to join with the
farmers of Laurens county i ? pursuance
of the plans sot forth in the absve reso
Mr. W. M. Irby's amendment as to a
cotton woigher was no1, seconded and
Dr. Jno. R. Smith made a few re
marks clearly stutlng his position which
was against tho rosolutlona on the
ground that they were IneiTectlvo. He
was, as a good old Democrat, against
all trusts and combinations of an un
Mr. John Putmnn favored tho reso
Precldont Boyd thanked the farmors
and merchants and business men for
their attendance and beseeohed the
farmers to co-operato in the movement
started by this meeting.
Mr. W. L. Gray and O. P. Goodwin
both in a few words asked for co-opera
The meeting then adjourned.
Evans and Latimor wanted your
votes. . Wo want your trado. We are
conlidont that wo off or hotter induce
ment for your trado than thoy did for
your voto. See us and be convincod
that this Is tho place to spond your hard
Davis, Ropor &, Co.
Wantkd ?? All persons indebted to
me call at onco and pay their bills at
my blacksmith shop, Ekoin, 8. C.
W. T. Smith, colored.
Land For Salb.?I will sell 100
Acres of land noar Tumbling Shoals,
S. O. For terms call uixm me at this
office. ? Wm D. Sullivan.
Threo or four nice cot tages to rent.
W. W. Ball.
WHAT IS GOING ON
IN THE PALMETTO STATE.
Notes About Persons and Affairs in
Varrious Counties of South
DID YOU KNOW?
That cotton is Btill king?
That tho anthracite coal strike lg 1?
That King Leopard of Bolgium Is
going to visit this country?
That Price thinks tho price of cot
ton will ho 10 cents later on?
That work at Ware's Shoals has com
menced with a vim?
That nineteen former aldcrmon of
St. Louis have been indicted for
That tho contract has been let for
tho big stone dam at Wares Shoals?
Col. Talbert has accepted his recent
defeat most graciously and magnan
Dig Closing Out Sale.
We call your attention to the large
display advertisement in this issue of
Mr. O. B. Simmons big cash closing-out
at and below cost salo of gents furnish
ings and clothing. He offers sorao ex
ceptionally line bargains and It will pay
you to call and see him before purchas
ing any of the articles offered.
The Gray Court Show.
The regular annual stock show will be
held at Gray Court on October 10th
tilt. It will be as usual a big event.
Preparations aro being made for tho
swellcst show in the history of the
Gray Court Stock Show Association. It
will pay you, one and all, to attend.
In this issue wo begin the first of a
series of puzzle pictures, and they
should prove Interesting to the old as
well as tho young. The solution is
not a difficult matter, just, hard enough
to afford a pleasant past ime and to try
the kcencss of your perceptive powers.
Take a good look at the picture and see
if yon can recognize the clear cut. out
line features of the beautiful Senorita?
SHOW IT TO FRIENDS.
Hits to the Backers of this Ambitious
Fellow citizons, Tue Advertiser is
trying to be the best newspaper over
published in Laurens without regard
to race, color or previous condition of
servitude. This it cannot bo without
the support of tho peoplo. If you ap
preciate and dosiro a good paper in
Laurons, and The ADVERTISER tills
tho bill, uso your inlluenco to get sub
scribers for it. Talk It up.
If you don't like The ADVERTISER,
talk it down.
THEATRICAL SEASON SOON OPENS.
?'The Other Fellow" Tho First Attrac
Tho management of the local thoatro
have booked a high class lino of at
tractions for tho coming season. The
opening attraction is said to bo great.
It Is seldom now-a-days that tho
Theatre going public havo an oppor
tunity of seeing something new in tho
theatrical lino?but in the play of "Tho
Other Follow" which will appear at
the City Opera House, on September
25th, Mr. Harry West, tho German
dialect comedian, supported by a com
pany of unusual merit will presont a
play that is bound to please and amuse
all classes of Thoatro patrons Origin
ality is tho main theme - and such has
been accomplished?comedy in abun
dance, Tho complications that arise
during tho action of the play aro inde
scribable. Vuudovillo boing tho fad
all over tho universe at tho presont
day?and to bo Up to tho times a num
ber of high-class acts have boon en
gaged, making in all ono of tho most
comploto attractions that will appear
at this soason ? and ono that is bound
to give the host of satisfaction.
To Meet at Clinton.
The Woman's Missionary Union of
tho Laurens Association will meet with
that Association at Clinton, S. CVj Sop
bor 30th 1002. It is requested that
each Society be represented by ono
Mrs. C. B. Bono,
V. P. L. A.
The Local Market for Sept. 16, 11)02.
(Corrected by R. i\ MV.am & Co.)
Cotton (best).81 cents.
Bacon.10i to 11 cts.
Flour.3.75 to 1 75bbl.
Meal.85ets per bu.
Corn.87iots per bu.
Lard, loaf, .12tots per lb
Molasses.20 to ?Ootsgal.
Sugar.18 lb* per $1.
Eggs.I? ots per doz.
Chickens Chens)..30 to 35 cents.
Potatoes, Irish,.$1.00 por bu.
Potatoes, Sweet,.$1.00 per bu.
Peas,.:.$1.00 por bu.
Ladles' beautiful roady-to-woar hats
Davis, Roper & Co.
now on sale.
Miss Alice Stoll, daughter of Rev. J.
0, Stoll, of tho Methodist Conference,
diod at Kingstreo lost week.
Tbo state fair this year will opon ill
Columbia Oct. 28, Tuesday, atid close
the following Friday. Col. John Whur
ton will bo Superintendent of tho de
partment of thorough-bred cattle.
In Spirtanburg a third primary for
member of the house was ordered be
tween Jes.so MahatTey and P. C. West
but tho latter withdrew and left the
field to Mahaffey.
Col. W. A. Neal, formerly of An
derson, it is said, will movo with his
family to Spartanburg this winter
Greenville cdunty had four candidalos
for offices on tho state ticket, Ansel,
Austin, Walker and Hoyd, and none
It is charged that fraud was practiced
in the primary election In Charleston
In the interest of local candidates.
Westward, Eastward, Northward,
Southward, it all went Hey*ward.
It is said that Attorney Genoral Dun
can Hollinger will make Columbia his
permanent home. He is a fine fellow,
even if thoy beat him for congress.
Hcv. A. G. Wardlaw, formerly of
Laurens, but now of Union, has en
tered his son, John H., in tho WotTord
In Spartanburg J. J. Gentry boat C.
M. Earle 12 votes for probate judge iu
a poll of (1,800.
Burglars robbed the post otli.c at
Clemson last week of ^-(iJ iu money
In connection with one of tho suc
cessful candidates some of his news
paper friends have had rather too much
to say about his ancestry. The average
South Carolinian when ho buys a horse
examines his logs, eyes and then tries
his paces. If pleased he looks up his
GRAY COURT NEWS.
Mr. VV. A. Putman has tho contract
to build the Gray-Court-Owinga school
house aud will have It ready by 1st of
.Mr. A. M. Owings is putting up a
large building noar the school house,
which will be occupied by 1'rof. IS. Q.
Uico who will keep boardbis for the
Work has begun on tho Fair Grounds
Tho Gray Court Fair will be hold on
October 10th. Lot everybody come
out and bring something to show.
NEWS FROM LISBON.
After a long silence wo write again
have been two busy to get up dots from
Mrs. Chatworthy has returned to her
home in Honea Path after visiting bor
daughter Mrs. Holmes.
Mr. Stokes Teaguo, of Savannah, Gu.,
is visiting his parents at this place.
Prof. Pylos has returned from Co
Mr. Ed Milam is preparing to build a
Mrs. J. T. A. Hallow has returned
from tho John Hopkins' Hospital In
Baltimore much improved.
Mossrs Teaguo and Hallow spent last
Sunday at Maddens.
Miss Carrie Hoyd of Mountvillo and
her cousin Miss Llzzio Hichoy visited
their aunt Mrs. Milam last week.
Mr. H. A. Wbarton visited his sister
Mrs. Hallow last wcok.
Mr. John Wright, Jr., has gono to
Clemson College John is a bright boy
and wo know ho will bo a credit to the
Messrs W. M. and Popo Irby were
among their friends here last week.
Mr. John Hunter, of High Point, is
sawing for Mr. Ed. Milam.
Miss Corrlo Bell Hawkins a charm
ing young lady from Spartanburg has
boon visiting her cousin Miss Julia
Miss Ethol Teaguo spent a few days
in Clinton last week.
Mr. Eullcw has a quantity of late
Don't put a choapuncomfortable mat
tress on a handsome bedstead and a lino
sot of springs. It Is poor economy.
Save on outward appearance if you
must save, and enjoy tho comfort and
luxury of one of our genuine folt mat
tresses. Pricos are right.
8. M. <fc E. II. Wilkos.
A nlco line of ladies trimmed hats.
Among tho number a few elogant pat
torn hats. Come boforo they are picked
Laurens Cotton Mills Htor?,
HEYWARD TO IIIS
The Nominee for Governor
Speaks in Walteruoro.
SOME OF 1IJS VIEWS.
Hroad and Statesman-like
Alludes to Carolina's Croat Statesmen?
Will In; Governor of all Carolina's
Last Thursday night the people of
Colleton and surrounding country as
bled in Walterboro and serenaded
Capt. Heyward, the nominee for Gov
ernor. '1 hoy gave him a great ovation.
Spooohos were made by Capt. Hey
ward, Mr. Lcgaro, tbo nominee for
congress, Capt. M. P. Howell and oth
ers, A great deal of enthusiasm was
Capt. Heyward addressed those be
fore him as "my friends," which sim
ple expression brought forth renewed
applause. Capt. Heyward alluded to
tbo pride he felt in receiving in the
llrst primary election tio per cent
and in the second OS per cent of
the vote of his home county, and that
he would cherish the endorsement of
Colleton county as the most precious
heritage for his children and his chil
dren's children, This endorsement by
the people who knew him best, was suf
ficient answer to the slanderous
oharges made against hint in the sec
ond primary, hike a stone wall it
stands in refutation of any slanders
which had been used against hint.
lie referred to the distinguished
honor of being the Chief Magistrate of
a State which we South Carolinians be
lieve to lie the grandest State in tbo
Union, the State of the Rutlodgos, the
Middletons and of tho Plnckneys, of
Marion, and of Sunder, of Calhoun,
MoDufilo, and of ITayno, of Barnard K.
Bee, Man Gary the Paid Eagle of
Kdgelield, and of Wade Hampton, whose
name will ever be a household word in
South Carolina. He did not feel war
ranted at tins time in outlining his
political policies. lie was so pleased
that tho prejudice botwoon town and
country is passing away. Tho State can
never be the great State which it was
destined to be until tho people of the
cities and the people of tho country
work togethor In tho up-lifting and up
building of their Stale. If 1 can aid in
the accomplishment of this groat cud
then my election will not have failed in
the purpose which I have .destined for
it. I stand for the groat common schools
of our State. Cur Commonwealth doos
not undertake to clothe or feed the
children of the state, but it does un
dertake to educate thorn. Hence the
education of our children is a function
of tho Stnto Government und I believe
it to be the duty of those who hold high
office In Sottth Caro'ina to he leaders in
the great movomont to hotter the
educational facilities of the youth of
the State. Standing as 1 do for tho
common schools, l am, nevertheless, a
believer, and a firm one, in higher edu
cation and proud of our educational in
stitutions of higher learning, and shall
advocate their liberal support by the
VON KOLNITZ ELECTED.
Tho Issue of Clean Elections Espec
ially was Involved.
Goorge Von Kolnit/.has been olected
State Senator in Charleston. Before
the primary Senator Tiliinan said that
ho would help Charleston no more If
sho elected Von Kolnitz and also inti
mated that he would have his support
ers road out of the Democratic party
two years hence Von Kolnitz was
supported In Charleston by those who
oppose fraud at the polls. Tho friends
of clean elections, former Tillmanitcs
and Conservatives alike, were his
friends. Von Kolniv. was betten in the
city but tho country boxes saved, him,
Card of Thanks.
To The Voters op Laurens County:
Allow mo lo express my sincero
thanks to you for tho very liberal vote
given mo both on tho 20th of August
ami Oth of September for which it will
bo my highest aim to Rive you in re
turn faithful and efficient services,
A PARSON'S NOBLE ACT.
"1 want nil. tho world to know,"
writes. II*. C. J. liudlong, of Asha
way, It. T., ' what a thoroughly good
and roliab!o medicine I found in Kloc
trlc Bitters. They cured mo of jaun
dico and liver troubles that had caused
mo groat aulTcring for many yoara.
Kor a genuine, all-around euro thuy
excel auythinjj f ever saw." Electric
Bitters are tho surprise of all for their
wonderful work fn "Liver, Kidney and
Stomach troubles. Don't, fail to try
them, Only f><) cents. Satisfaction Is
guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co. and
Pulmotto Drug Co.
The well-dressed man can lind what
he wants bore. A big stock of clothing
to select from.
J. E, Minter & Co.
Wo will let to tho lowest responsible
bidder the building of tho approaches
to tho Iron Beidge, over Haluda river,
at or noar Boyd's old mill place on
Wednesday, the 8th day of October
1008 at 11 o'ch Ok A. M.
J, 8, DrUMMOND,
Supervisor L. C.
September 0th 1002.
NEWS OF THE WORLD.
William Jennings Bryan, in Hie
Cummonor, says that Tom Johnson, of
Ohio, is the littest representatives of
present day Democracy and indicates
that he may support him for tho Presi
District Attorney William Vaughan,
of Alabama, has been removed by
President Roosevelt. Mr. Vaughan is
state republican chairman and political
reasons are said to have actuated the
Col. R. M. Wallace, colloctor of the
port of Charleston and onco a Repub
lican candidate for Governor of this
State, died iu Columbia last week.
The merger of the groat meat pack
ing houses of tho country is announced
to tako effect Sept. 27.
Diamonds have been found In Clifton
Secretary of the Navy Moody has or
dered American ships to Central Amer
ica to protect American intex*ests.
Former Republican Senator Woleott,
of Colorado, is a candidate against
Henry M. Tellor for tho Senate.
NEWS FROM DIALS'.
As wo have not noticed any news in
some timo in your valuable paper from
this section, we will give you a few
items if you will allow us space. We
do not wish to interfero with our
friend Bach. But we notice he Is giv
ing his attention to the opposite sex at
present and we suppose he does not
havo timo for letter writing. "That's
it, go it while you aro young.
We'vo boen having plenty of raiu in
the past few weeks which did a great
deal of good to late corn.
Cotton is opening very fast and is
very near as short as last year.
Rev. J. K. McCain delivered one of
his most able sermons to quite an at
tentive congregation last Sunday morn
Col. J. R. Ilollams after being con
fined to his room for tho past few
weeks, we aro glad to state is ablo to
be out agaiu.
Tho election passed off very quietly
last Tuesday and every one seemed to
tako great interest In doing all thoy
could for the ones thoy wished to fill
the office. We notice Mr. R. R. Owing
has a : mile on his faeo as large as a
sun llower ever since the votes were
counted. We suppose bis.man came in.
Mr. John M. Armstrong has made
some improvement about his gluery,
which adds greatly to tho appearance
as well as to the convenience.
Messrs. W. O. Abercromblo and Ar
thur Harris havo accepted positions
with the Chicago Portrait Co.
Tho Misses Hellam?, of Barksdalo,
worshipped with us last Sunday morn
ing at Dial's.
Mr. P. M. Hellams and family vis
ited friends and relatives in Honea
Path a few days 6lnce.
Mr. J. C. Godfrey in company with
Mr. C. B. Brooks, of Gray Court, vis
ited the Lodge of the A. F. & A. M .
at Princeton last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Holder and llt
tlo son Kzel, of Narnee, visited the J
tho family of Mr. W. II. Moore Sun
Tho last quarterly meeting of North
Laurens Circuit will be held in connec
tion with Shiloh church, ombracing
the Second Saturday and Sunday in
As this is our first attempt we will
close. Probably we will come again if
this do not lind tho way to tho waste
basket. Back's Fkiend.
OIL FIELDS AFLAME.
Great Beaumont Wells Burning In Un
Boaumont, Tex., Sept. 14. ?The
great oil fields here are allame and are
being constantly fed by tho fuel oil.
The wells on tho hills are lined with
workman standing about, unable to do
anything, even toward protecting that
portion of the field which is not yet
atiro. The heat is so intense and the
Haines are spreading so rapidly that
none dare approach tho burning terri
The ground is saturated with oil, and
experts say there Is no possible ohauco
to stop tho progress of tho fiames un
til they are burned out, which probably
moans the destruction of the entire in
dustry, with its 410 producing wells,
many of them gushors. Tho sky is ob
scured for miles by tho dense columns
of smoko llowing from the Spindle Top.
Tho fire started yesterday ovoning in
eome wasto oil along tho Toxas and Sa
bine Railway track and burned sixty
feet of trestle work. This was con
trolled, but it was later discovered
tbat the fire had been communicated
to the settling tinks, and It was impos
sible to control the flames.
Shoots and PiUow Ca?es, Towels,
Tablo Damask and Quilts in great
abundance. Prlcos low.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Notice to Magistrates.
Bach and evory Magistrates in Lau
rens county is hereby notified to havo
his books boforo tho grand jury at tho
opening of court on the 3rd Monday in
J. F. TOLBEUT,
Foreman Grand Jury.
Sopt. 8th, 1002.?Ct.
Manly Expression of His
Thanks to Friends.
Accepts Defeat Without
Harboring Bad Feeling.
Will Hold Up Mr. Keyword's Hands
in All Worthy Efforts for tho
Good ol tho State.
Mr. Editor: Pleaso allow me just a
little space in your columns for a short
card. As it is practically impossible
for mo to write a personal letter to all
my friends and supporters throughout
the State, I adopt this method of
thanking them for tho handsomo voto
and loyal support glvon me in my rnco
for Governor. I am indeed deeply
grateful to thorn and indeed appreciate
my friends and supporters as much as
a man possibly could. I havo been de?
leated, but do not propose to be a sore
head, and sulk in my tent nor com
plain at the result of this election. Tho
people have spoken and I am perfectly
willing to abide by tho result and sup
port heartily tho nominees of the party
from Governor down. When my suc
cessful opponent, Captain Heyward,
shall have taken his seat as Governor,
I stand ready to hold up his bunds in
any effort ho may make, for tho good
of the people and of tho State. My ar
dor for the welfare and best interests
of old South Carolina and her peoplo is
not lessened one iota by my defeat, and
I desire to say to those who saw lit to
support my opponent that I do not
feel in any degroo unkindly towards
you at all and have no criticisms what
ever to niuko. I tried to conduct my
campaign fairly, squarely and upon a
high plane. I have tried to be open,
frank and honest on all questions that
came before u?, and having worked to
this end, l have nothing to retract and
nothing toapologi/.o for, and can't see
but what I would conduct it just tho
same if J had it to do over again. Hut
there's no time to look backwards. The.
people of the State have rendered
their decision, and I being a loyal and
true Democrat, am willing to abide
thereby, and 1 will say in conclusion,
let us stand behind Captain Ileyward
and help him to be one of tho best
Governors South Carolina has over
had, and be as ono man in our efforts
to make the old Palmetto State second
to none in the Onion.
w. J. TALltEKT,
Parksvillc, S. C.
Sept. 12, 15)02.
FORTUNE FAVORS A TEXAN.
"Raving distressing pains in hoad,
back and stomach, and being without
appetite, I began to uso Dr. King's
New Lire Pills," writes W. P. White
heorj, of Kcnnedale, Tex., ' and soon
felt like a now man." Infallible in
stomach and liver troubles. Only 25
cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
TEACHERS who expect to teach in
this County will please have their cer
tificates registered or renewed (re
newals aro given on Summer school
attendance) before entering upon their
('iias. k. Brooks,
The commissioners will bo at Weir's
Bridge, on Duncan's Creek, Jack's
Township, on the 1st of October at 11
o'clock' 1002, to lot tho said bridge to
J. s. Drommond,
w. J. hknry.
Sept. 8th, 1002?8t.
Special Election in School District,
No. Sullivan Township.
Whereas, a written petition of one
third of the, electors and like propor
tion of the free-holders of tho ago of
twenty-one years, residing in school
district, No. 2, Sullivan township, Lau
rena county, baa been lileu with tho
county board of education of said
county, asking that an annual tax of
three mills bo levied on and collected
on property in said district to supple
ment the funds of said district. It is
That the board of trustees of said
school district shall hold an election at
Mt. Hothel School House in said dis
trict on the 2nd day of October, A. D?,
for tho purpose of deciding if said tax
shall bo levied and collected.
At said election only such doctors as
return roal or personal proporty for
taxation and who exhibit their tax re
ceipts and registration certificates as
required in general o'.ections, shall bo
allowed to voto.
At said election tho said board of
trustees shall act as managers and the
election shall Iu conducted as provided
by law for tho conduct of general elec
At said election eacli elector favor
ing the proposed levy shall cast a bal
lot containing the word "Yes" written
or printed thereon and oaeh elector op
posed to eald levy shall cust a ballot
containing tho word "No" written or
Within ten days aftor said election,
if tho majority of thoso voting shall
vote for said levy, tho said board of
trustees shall furnish tho county audi
tor with tho siatment of tho amount
OHAS. F. Brooks,
'I t > Chairman.
R; E. Babb.
County Board of Education.
Sept. 17,1002 2^