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The Managers Have Been
Selected by Committee.
Rules and Regulations Uererning Mna
lclpal 1'rluiarirs Adopted by the
City Democratic Club.
Five weeks from yesterday
Laurens will hold her first mun
icipal primary. This election
will be conducted in accordance
with rules and regulations re
cently adopted by the Laurens
City Democratic Club. In this
prittinrv a mayor and six alder
men are to be nominated. Those
thus nominated will be the
nominees of the party in the gen
eral election, which will be held
For the primary election,which
will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21
two polling prccints have been
provided for, one at the City Hall
and the other at the usual voting
place at the Laurens Cotton Mill.
The executive committee Sat
urday evening selected managers
City Hall?W. H. Franks, W.
H. Garrctt and W. T. Dorroh.
Laurens Mill?John D. Chil
dress, Chas. P. Martin and John
It was agreed by the Commit
tee to pay the managers of said
primary election a dollar each per
It was also decided by the Com
mittee to provide for the printing
of a sufficient number of ballots
for said election and have same
placed at the convenience of the
At a previous meeting a Com
mittee on enrollment was ap
pointed, one from each ward, as
follows- J. B. Brooks, J. O. C.
Fleming, G. P. Smith, C. M.
Babb, R. F. Jones, T. H. Nelson.
See your Coinmitteeman and
have your name enrolled at once.
This is important.
Rules and regulations govern
ing the proper conduct of munici
pal primary elections and pre:
scribing the qualifications of elec
tors as adopted by the Club fol
A direct primary election, for
the purpose of nominating candi
dates for Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Laurens, shall be held
on the third Tuesday in Febru
ary, 1905, and biennially thereaf
ter on the same date for the same
purpose, and a second and third
primary shall be held success
ively one and two weeks later, if
necessary. Special primary elec
tions shall also be held under the
direction of the Executive Com
mittee in conformity with the
Constitution and rules adopted
by the Club for the purpose of
nominating candidates for any
office to be filled at any special
Two of the three managers
) who shall be appointed for each
precinct as hereinbefore pro
vided, shall constitute a quorum
with power to conduct the elec
tion. One of said managers shall
act as Clerk and keep a list of all
voters. The managers shall have
power to appoint a substitute in
case of any manager absence
from the polls. The managers at
each precinct, at the primary
elections held by the Club, shall
require every person voting there
at to pledge himself to abide the
result of the primary and to sup
port the nominees of the party
and to take the following oath
and pledge, namely:
I do solemnly swear that I am
duly qualified to vote at this elec
tion according to the rules of the
Laurens City Democratic Club,
and that I have not voted before
at this election, and pledge my
self to support the nominees of
The polls shall be opened at 8
o'clock a. m. and kept open with
out intermission until 4 o'clock.
Before the said managers shall
open the polls they shall take the
following oath, which shall be
subscribed by them in writing
and deposited in the ballot box:
"I do solemnly swear that I
will fairly, honestly and impar
tially perform the duties of mana
ger of this election and faithfully
observe the rules governing the
Immediately preceding the
opening of the polls the mana
gers shall open the box prepared
for the reception of the ballots
and exhibit the same publicly to
those present. The boxes shall
then be locked and sealed and
shall not again be opened until
the polls are closed.
Each voter in said primary
shall cast one ballot iu the box
prescribed for his ward, and no
ballot cast for any candidate for
Alderman shall l>e counted unless
the same shall be deposited in
the box provided for its recep
The tickets to be voted shall
be printed by the Executive
Committee and shall contain the
names of all candidates for mayor
and for alderman of the respective
At the close of any primary
election held by this Club the
managers shall proceed publicly
to tabulate the result and shall
certify the same and forward the
ballot box, poll list and all other
papers relating to such election
by one of their number to the
Executive Committee by 10 a.
m. on the next day succeeding
the day of the election.
All candidates for offices to be
voted for at a primary election
held by this Club shall file with
the Chairman of the Executive
Committee a pledge in writing at
least (5) days preceding the elec
tion that he will abide the result
of the primary election aud will
not accept the nomination from
any other source, or allow his
name to be used on any ticket
for any office whatsoever, except
that containing the names regu
larly and duly chosen by this
In the primary election herein
provided for a majority of the
votes cast shall be necessary to
nominate the candidates. At the
second primary, if such becomes
necessary, the two candidates re
ceiving the highest number of
votes for any office in the pri
mary shall run over for that par
ticular office. The question of a
majority vote shall be determined
by the number of votes cast for
any particular office and not by
the whole number of votes cast
in the primary.
In the event of a tie between
two candidates in the second
primary, the Executive Com
mittee shall order a third pri
Second Werk Jurors.
R N Cuningham, D E Balen
tine, J I Copeland, John A Ow
ings, F A Franks, J D Hunter,
W W Jones, T Mack Roper,
John H. Jones, Jr., W W Wal
lace, P M Pitts, William S Bolt,
W E Gray, J F Owings, J C
Wasson, R T Dunlap, M G Par
sons, J P Saxon, S E Jones, E G
Fuller, Jas. F Eutrckin, J E
Wham, Frank Bishop, W T Put
nam, Jas. T Armstrong, W E
Nash, C P Wilson, J E Leaman,
S E Gentry, R B Gilkerson, Robt
Abercrombie, L E Corbett, Gus
B Davidson, W W Fowler, J M
Childress, Berkett CLardy.
N.gro Kill d.
A negro named Mi.rt Gary shot and
killed Jim Sheppard. also colored on
the plantation of Mr. Manuel Oxner,
Jacks township, last Tuesday. Ac
cording to the ovld3ncs brought out at
the Coroner's inquest (lie shooting ap
pears to have been accidental.
Mr. Hennctt Declines.
1 desire to thank my friends for the
honor but I must decline to be a can
didate for Alderman from Ward 5.
j. S. Bennett.
Mid Winter Picnic.
The weather being favorable The
King's Daughters will give a Mid
Winter P.cnic at the Qradod School
Building on Friday. There will be at
tractive f( atu es for the entertainment
of both childron and ''grown ups."
There will be no admission charges but
refreshments will be terved at small
CURED HIS MOTHER OF RIIKU
?'My mother has boon a RUlTeror for
many years from rhoum.nism," says
W. H. Howard of Husband, Pennsyl
vania. "At times she was unablo to
move at all, while at all limes walking
was painful. I p*osentcd her with a
bott.'e of Chamoerlain's Pain Halm and
altor a few applications -ho decided it
w,.s the most wonderful pain reliever
she had ever tried, In fact, she is never
withojt now and Is at all times able to
wck. An ocoaelonal application of
Pa!n Balm keeps away the pain that
?he was formerly troubled with." For
sale by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B.
The County Treasurer'a Book* will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fis
cal year 1903 at the Treasurer's Otllce,
from October 15th to December III,
1004' Those who prefer to do so can
pay in January, 191)5, with ono per cent,
additional; those who profor paying in
February, 1905. can do so with 2 per
cent, additional; those who prefer to
piy in March, 1005, to the 15th of fa'd
month, can do so by paying an addi
tional 7 per cent. After said date the
books will c'ose.
All persons owning property or pay
ing taxes for others In more than ono
Township are requested to cill for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not bo attached
Prompt attention will bo given those
who wish to piy their taxes through
the mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to be
taken off, are urged tosond in early as
>heTreasurer is very busy during the
month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax. 5 mills
County Ordinary, 2% mills
Special County, 2} mills
Public Road, 1) mills
Schoo', 8 mills
Total 15 mills
Special School, Lauren?, 3} mills
Special School, Waterloo, 2 mills
Np. cial School, Cray Court, 2 mills
Special Sehro', Cross Hill, 3 mtlla
? pr-.eial School, Mountvlllo, 2\ mills
Special School, Fonn'ain Inn, 4 mills
Special School, Hunter, 8 mills
All ablt-b'idiod malecitlzons between
the ages of 21 and no years aro liable
o pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who aro exempt et 50 years.
Commutation Koad Tax SI 00, In 1 ou
of working the public, toads, to bo paid
at the time as stated above.
Come early and avo'd the rush.
J. H. COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 20, 1004?id.
For Infanta and Children.
Tha Kind You Have Always Bough1
Great Bargain January Sale
STILL GOES ON.
Great Crowds of Eager Buyers swept off many of Our Great Offerings last week. But we
made great preparation for this sale and still have loads of eye openers in seasonable Goods.
Be quick for the choicest offering.
We are making a grand clean up of all Winter Goods, with Hundreds of Bargains bought
specially for this occasion.
Read This List.
1 lot Shirting Madras, 8c to 10c qual
ity, sale price,."
1 lot white Lawn, sheer, 10c quality,
sale price, .
1 lot 75c quality Curtain Swiss, perfect
7 lot 72 7-2c Curtain Swiss in rem
7 lot soft finish 8c Bleaching, sale
7 lot remnant Calico, a clean up of our
stock of 5c goods,.
7 lot table Oil Cloth,.
A Great Cut in Dress Goods.
All Dress Goods in this sale at Cut Prices. El
egant Broad Cloth, the best $1.00
one that Laurens i.as ever seen at
A great line of Novelty and Plain
Dress Goods, Bargain prices only.
54-inch Cheviot Dress Goods, .
See our great cut in black Dress Goods.
ODDS AND ENDS.
Read Carefully the List of Bargains.
lot 10c. and 75c Handkerchiefs, 05c
lot 75c to 25c Ladies', Men's and ifk*
Children's Gloves, . Ivl
lot Men's Silk Ties, were 25c to 50c f f\n
now. I VfC
lot Men's Shirts, were 50c to $7, now 25c
lot Ladies' Leather belts, were 25c 4 fk^
to 50c at. ?vt
lot Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps, |
some of them sold for $3.oo, now I"C
lot Ladies' shoes, were $7 to 2.50 Afl^
lot Ladies' kid gloves, small sizes,
lot Ladies' 50c to $/ Corsets, at .
Qreat Silk Values.
36-inch all Silk Guaranteed Taffeta at 85c
36-inch Peau de Soire $1.25 quality at 95c
Big Shoe Sale!
Sacrifice of new up-to-date Men's and Ladies' Shoes. We have too many fine shoes, and
we want to clean them up. This lot includes all of our stock of Kippendorf, Dittmann Co .'s
fine Shoes for Ladies, and the celebrated King Quality Shoes for Men. In the lot are Ladies'
French heel, patent colt, welt and turn soles; in the Men's are patent leather and vici bluchers
balsof the highest grade.
Don't ask us to charge goods or send them out on approval. The rule of sale will be cash on
delivery. Be on hand early.
O. B. SIMMONS CO.
Laurens' Largest Dry Goods Store.
Sweeping the Shelves
Clogs and Remainders.
The Hub is undergoing its annual housecleaning, its annual
clearing out of all odd lots and remnants and broken lines of what
soever sort. We are determined to sweep our shelves clean of clogs
and remainders, for we are unalterably opposed to carrying goods
over, and prefer any sacrifice within reason to being obliged to keep
the goods over their season. We are cutting prices radically on
all sorts and classes of goods. In almost any line The Hub sells
you will find any number of interesting prices to claim your at
tention, and we trust you will not fail to visit our Hid-Winter
Riddance Sale at the very earliest possible moment you can.
The following prices, a few out of the many, will show you
the kind of attractions the Sale is Offering.
Heavy Outing, the io cent kind, this sale,.
Heavy Outing, i2^cts kind, this sale,
Flannelettes, desirable patterns, worth i2^cts
and 15 cents.
Yard-wide Percale, regular 10 cents value,
Yard-wide Bleached Cotton, only
Yard-wide Bleaching,heavy and free from starch
Curtain Swiss, large and small patterns, worth g (\
i2^cts and 15 cents, this sale, . ? I Vr
34-inch Suiting, cheap at 25 cents, this sale,. .20
28-inch Figured Worsted, only. . .10
Lot Ladies' Skirts, sold for $1.00, now,
Heavy North Carolina Blankets, worth $3.50 d*^ FA
Lot Ladies' Shoes, small sizes, sold for $1.00 ?-j g?
and $1.25, now 50 and. ? / ?5
Men's Work Shirts, sold for 50 cents, this sale
We have just received a special lot of Embroideries that no
Lady can afford to miss. Prices, sets to 5O cents.
COME AND SEE US.
HABY EASE-tho world's bent baby
medicine-is a prompt, safe, suro and harm
less remedy for bU sorts of stomach and bowel
troubles of babies and children. Keep It al
ways on hand-you ian rely upon It.
At all good dttstf ator?a, 35c.
Manufactured by HAHY RASE CO., Maoon, Ga.
Just received two cars of FANCY
MULES that I am offering at at
tractive prices. Consult your in
terest by pricing my Mules before
Max Zarex's old stand.
C S. FULLER,
Laurens, S. C.
R. P. Milam & Co.
Better and Cheaper
Flour than a n y -
bought right. . .
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 1895
Money in a strong bank is better
^ v - than government bonds, because
it earns more and is quite as
Ip^^JfS^? '?m , safe. This bank allows interest
^>?^': g. ; in its savings department at four
'percent, per annum, compounded
January and July. Its ample
capital and surplus and careiul
conservative management affords
Deposits received from one
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss,
W. P. Caine,
; FOR YOUR 0RDER5 ^
COLUMBIA LUMBER & MFC CO.
COLUMBIA S t,
Two tracts, 26 acres each,
near Cray Court.
75 acres near Alma.
Two Houses and Lots at
Four tracts at Fountain
Inn containing 42, lo, 3,
29 acres respectively, all
121 acres 3 miles north of
70 acres close to town of
Fine Rock Quarry at Gray
171 acres one mile from
8 acres at Fountain Inn
suitable for residence
J. N. LEAK
Real Estate Agent and
Gray Court, S, C
Eve*y Woman Loves
Every woman likes to
feel that her jewelry is
solid and perfect - that
she has what she paid
for. Every woman
likes to save money,
every woman ought to
patronize us - it means
and economy. ? ?