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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Hoal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURBNS, 3 O.. WEDNESDAY MARCH 1. 1905.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
COL. ORR DIES
Ill Only a Short Time but
Ciitical from Start.
A SKETCH OP HIS LIFE
Io Statue as in Intellect he Toward Above
Most Men of His Day. The Whole
State Is Afflicted by his Death.
Col. James L. Orr died at his home in
Greenville on Sunday night at 9:20
o'clock. He had been ill with erysipelas
for only a short time but his condition
while not hopeless was considered criti
cal from the beginning.
Col. Orr was the son of the late Judge
James L. Orr, of Anderson, who was
Speaker of the National House of Rep
resentatives before the war, Governor
of South Carolina immediately after the
war and American minister to the Rus
sian Court. His mother was a member
of the distinguished Marshal family of
Abbeville, and he was born in Abbeville
at the home of Dr. Marshal, her father,
August 29, 1852. The gallant Col. Fos
ter Marshall, of the Mexican war, who
was afterwards killed while commanding
a regiment of the Confederate army,
was his uncle.
Col. Orr's first public service was as
private secretary to his father at the
Court of the Czar's in 1872 and 1873.
In 1876 he was elected by the Demo
crats a member of the South Carolina
General Assembly from Anderson
County. He was then a young lawyer.
He was an active, aggressive and daring
participant in the fight led by Gen.
Wade Hampton for the redemption of
the State. His splendid services in the
long, bitter contest after Gen. Hamp
ton's election for the possession of the
State House will never be forgotten.
It was he who led the advance on the
Republican "Mackey House," when the
"Wallace House," which had been
meeting in the old Carolina Hall, deter
mined to enter the hall of the House of
Representatives, where E. W. M. Mack
ey and bis motley crew were in session.
His six feet five or six inches, tower
ing above his fellows crowding at his
elbow a* the entrance to the hall, as big
a man in body as in brain, Lawrence
Orr threw hid great strength against
tho locked door, brushed aside the ser
geant-a-arms, and the "Wallace House"
following in his wake took possession.
Col. Orr became a popular idol. In
1878 ho was elected soliciton of the 8th
circuit to succeed Col. W. H. Perry.
As a prosecuting officer he was a marked
success. He was not an orator in the
ordinary acceptance. He was a man of
common sense. His mind .went straight
to the meat of every subject. He could
speak good English if he chose, but he
frequently "murdered the King's Eng
lish," and spoke regardless of gramma
tical and rhetorical rules. But he never
uttered a meaningless word.. He was
always clear. His homely, vigorous,
clewing phrase was understood by the
yeomanry of the Piedmont and they
"sworo by Lawrence Orr." As an
effective speaker it is doubtful if he had
any equal in South Carolina except Sen
Retiring volutarily fiom the solicitor
ship, Col. Orr 'jettled down to the prac
tice of law in Greenville in the early
eighties, "he firm was at first Wells
& Orr, tho late Capt. G. G. Welles being
the senior member. Afterwards Mr.
M. F. Ansel and Judge J. S. Cothran
entered the firm and it became Wells,
Orr, Ansel & Cothran.
In 18)1 Col Henry P. Hammett, presi
dent of the great Piedmont Manufac
turing Company, whose daughter Col.
Orr hat' married, died. The textile
business ;n this State was young then.
Col. Hammett was one of the most suc
cessful of :he pioneers. Who should
succeed him? It was a grave question,
but the directors chose wisely in select
ing his son-in-law, though his experi
ence had been limited to the law and
the general business life of the public
Col. Orr proved a greater success as
a mill president even than as a lawyer.
Under his administration the Piedmont
mills have been a more pronounced suc
cess than under Col. Hammett. The
plant has been doubled, and to-dry the
stock commands a higher price perhaps
than that of any other South Carolina
mill. He has been a leader of the in
dustry in the South, and along with his
neighbor, Capt. Smythe, of Pelzer, has
been chosen frequently as the spokes
man for Southern mills generally when
their interests needed to bo publicly pre-1
scntcd. About four years ago he built
the Orr Mills in the suburbs of Ander*
?uii, ii largo plant, ami this, too, is suc
cessful, lie is interested in the mill at
Tlonea Path, of which his brother-in
law, Mr. Hammett, is president.
Col. Orr's last political appearance
was in 1892, when he reluctantly ac
cepted the place on the ticket with Ex
Governor Sheppard for Lieutenant Gov
ernor. This was at great sacrifice.
Scores of the leading opponents of Gov
ernor Tillman entreated him to run for
Governor, but tho responsibilities of
Piedmont Mills had just been placed in
his hands and he refused. A few years
before he had been in sympathy with
some of the views of Capt. Tillman,
but not with that gentleman as a leader. 1
He favored a change, a "stirring up"
of State politics on certain lines, but
the methods of Capt. Tillman and the
charges he made against the old leaders
aroused all the resentment of his great
heart. He was the friend of the "com
mon people," but he was true to the
traditions and ideals of tho State and
believed that men like Hampton nnd
Bratton were equally true and patriotic
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. H. Terry is in New York.
Mrs. Cora Whnrton will leave for
Mr. W. P. Harris of Youngs was in
the city Monday.
Miss Mary Allen was the guest of
Miss Grace Simmons last week.
Mr. R, W. Davis of Fountain Inn
spent Sunday in the city.
Mr. P. H. Fike of Spartanburg was
in the city Sunday.
Mr. R. T. Hollingsworth of Cross
Hill was in the city Monday.
Mrs. N. 13. Davenport of Cross Hill
was in the city on Monday.
Mr. O. L. Lanford of Lanford Station
was in the city on Monday.
Mr. C. G. Crews of Atlanta, was in
the city a short while last week.
Mr. W. L. Taylor is still improving,
and is now able to sit up some.
Mr. R. Calhoun Wallace was in tire
city on Monday.
Mr. J, R. Pinson, of Cross Hill, was
a visitor in Laurcns last Friday.
Mr. Niles Craig of Groenwood was in
the city on Monday.
Mr. Gibbon Traynham is on a visit to
his father Col. Jas. H. Traynham.
Mr. W. W. Bryson of Mountville was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. M. H. Burdinc of Gray Cort was
in the city yesterday.
Mr. R. P. Cole, of Cross Hill, was in
the city on Friday, looking after some
Mr. Sam R. Todd has returned from
a trip to Panama and other South Amer
Mr. J. E. Miater has returned from
a trip to California and other western
Mr. J. D. Johnson one of the proprie
tors of the Lanford jug factory was in
the city on Monday.
Mr. W. D. Pyles one of Mountvillc's
young farmers who has corn to sell was
in the city this week.
Mr. James Sheppard of Darlington is
visiting his sister, Mrs. J. N. Richard
We are as bad as Clinton was a month
! ago. Everybody seems to have the
'grippe and they have it bad, too.
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. R. C. Richardson, at
Mrs. W. B. White of Greenville is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Cope
Mrs. W. R. Dillingham and children
of Spartanburg arc visiting Mrs. J. A.
Mrs. Mary Bowcn has returned from
a visit to Raleigh and Wilmington, N.
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Rogers of Enoree
are visiting Mr. J. S. Drummond's
Mrs. Eugene Hudgcns and Miss Lutie
Wright are visiting their sister, Mrs.
T. F. Jones at Ninety-Six.
Mrs. T. H. Nelson will leave to-mor
row for Baltimore to buy the Spring
millinery for the "Hub."
Mr. E. P. Minter, of the firm of J. E.
Minter & Bro. will leave today for the
northern markets to complete the spring
purchases of his firm.
Mr. S. W. Mitchell, of Hickory Grove,
S. C, who managed the Laurens Hotel
here last year, was in the city Monday
South Carolinians, and as much their
friends as he or others.
In the campaign of 1892 the meeting
resolved themselves into contests of
"lung power" between the factions.
When a "Conservative" spoke the
"Reformers" howled and vice versa.
But when the writer heard Lawrence
Orr speak it was different. His sledge
hammer logic, his straight-from-thc
shoulder masculine words coerced the
attention of angry men and as he pro
ceeded they listened and' reasoned.~
Lawrence Orr was one man who made
converts in that campaign.
In private life Col. Orr was greatly
loved. Ho was not, a "courtly" man.
For the "niceties" of life he had little
time. But he was an informed man
and progressive. He was kindly, full
of tact when tact was needed. Sham
and cant and narrowness found no
lodgment in his soul. He was liberal in
view and act. He spoke plainly, often
bluntly, but he had troops of friends.
The operatives at Piedmont all knew
him and loved him. He did not patron
ize them; they me4 ... man to man,
on equal terms, aiiu Knew that lie was
their friend and did not set himself to
bo their master.
Physically Col. Orr was a giant. Tall,
long-limbed and muscular, far over six
feet and weighing perhaps 250 or 27;">
pounds, his figure attracted attention
everywhere. His face was strong and
full of human sympathy. No man has
lived in South Carolina who knew his
people, all kinds and conditions of peo
ple, better. Gifted with a penetrating
and at the same time masterful mind,
inexhaustible enoigy and industry
were his characteristics in equal meas
From the citizenship of South Caro
lina, from tho men who "do things,"
from the patriots who love their State,
and are useful to their fellow men, n
great leader has gone. ? Charleston
News and Courier.
The Week In Society.
The Euchre Club celebrnted George
Washington's birthday on the afternoon
of the 23rd and Mrs. W. II. Washing
ton, who was hostess to the club on this
patriotic occasion, bore well in mind the
story of the little hatchet. In the par
lors many hatchets adorned the walls,
and appeared from innocent looking
nooks and corners, in fact were in evi
dence everywhere. The tables were
arranged for six handed euchre witli
crimson hatchets for scoro enrds. At
the conclusion of tho game, a course of
salads, followed by a course of sweets
were brought in. The refreshments
were most beautifully served, small
boats surmounted by v. picture of Wash
ington crossing the Delaware, being us
ed for the salad. Like all of Mrs.
Washington's entertainments, the dec
orations and pretty accessories gave
evidence of the cleverness and good
taste of this popular young matron.
The guests were Misses Emm'.-* Meng,
Tallulah Caine, Lillier Stevens, Helen
Goggans, Willie Jones, MesdamesT. D.
Darlington, J. II. Teaguc, W. H. An
derson, J. E. Clardy, Claude Fuller, W.
O. Trentiss, W. C.'lrby, Jr.
Miss Rosa Wright was hostess at one
of the pretty social affairs given in the
city on Washington's birth-day. Miss
Wright always gives her friends a
good timc*and all of her guests greatly
enjoyed her entertainment of last
Married, on February 1st, at (> p. m.,
at the residence of the bride's father,
Mr. John Chapman, Mr. Eddie Reeves,
of Eden, Laurens County, S. C, to Miss
Emma Chapman, of Tony Creek, Green
ville, S. C, E. C. Watson officiating.
Dr. L. M. Roper, pastor of First
Baptist Church, Spartanburg, was in
the city on Tuesday. He was on his
way to visit his mother, Mrs. Caroline
Roper, at Paul.
Mr. R. F. Terry, of Simpson, and E.
Y. McQuoin, of Chilian, wore in to see
the new reporter of the Advertiser last
Friday. They jollied him a good deal,
but he was glad to sec them all the
same, and hopes they will call again.
Mr. Cliff Cunningham met with a
very painful but not serious accident a
few days ago. He was assisting in the
boring of a well on Col. Shaw's place
when the windlas in some manner struck
him on the head and caused a deep cut
in the scalp. Dr. Christopher dressed
Hives are a terrible torment to the
little folks, and to some older ones.
Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never
fails. Instant relief, permanent cure.
At any drug store. 50 cents.
23,000 BALES BURNED
IN NEW ORLEANS
Five Million Dollars Gone Up in thej
Smoke. Fire Quenched.
NO LIVES REPORTED LOST.
Vast Freight Terminals Destroyed. Export Trade
Seriously Crippled. And Heavy Losses to
Fire Insurance Companies.
A tremendous fire occurred in New bales of cotton, and a number of grain
Orleans on Sunday night. elevators.
The vast freight terminals of the 111- It is estimated that the loss will ex
inois Central were wiped out, and three ^ ceed five millions of dollars, over four
thousand and five hundred feet of warf-, millions of which is covered by insur
No lives are reported lost, but export
trade is seriously crippled.
A tremendous quantity of freight was
This added to the one and one-half
million dollar fire at Hot Springs on the
night before will be a heavy blow to
burned, besides twenty-three thousand , the Insurance companies
*OTY OPERA HOUSE*
J. K. VANCE, Manager.
Friday Evening, March 3rd.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Popular Young Actress, Miss Beulah Thompson
in the beautiful Pastoral Play
(Founded on Whittcr's Poem)
Supported by a Star Cast of well known Players.
Special Scenery, Magnificent Costumes, Full of Mirth, Music and Pathos
Remember Day and Dale. Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c. and $1.00
Reserved Seats on Sale at Copeland's. j
V >?? >5- >5? 'C- "<C ^
Mr. Jesse S. Hix Passes Away.
Mr. Jesse S. Hix died at his home in
this city Saturday morning at 2 o'clock,
aged eighty-two years. He was horn
in this city and has made it his home
ever since. At the time of his death
he was tho oldest citizen of Laurens.
Mr. Hix was twice married. His last
wife was Miss Harlo Boyd, who sur
vives him. He leaves five children, a
son, Clarence E. Hix, and four daugh
ters, Misses Jessie M., Lucile, Shirley
and Helen Hix.
His brothers and sisters still living
are Edward M. Hix, of Johnston, S. C,
W. Preston Hix of New York, and
Mrs. Sue Adams of San Antonio,
Texas, and Mrs. Martha Wilkes of Lau
Mr. Hix belonged to ono of the most
prominent families of this county.
The burial took place at the city
cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The funeral ceremonies were conducted
by Rev. Robert Adams of First Presby
terian Church, assisted by Rev. J. D.
Pitts of First Baptist Church.
Tho pall bearers were : Active ?
Messrs. J. J. Pluss, C. B. Bobo, W. B.
Bramlett, P. A. Simpson, John M. Hud
gens and Dr. H. K. Aiken.
Honorary ?W. II. Garrett and Dr. J.
County Equalization Board.
The following names have been recom
mended by the members of the General
Assembly as the Board of Assessors for
Laurens County. The appointments are
made by the Governor:
Laurens City?J. W. Henderson, J.
C. Owings, C. E. Kennedy.
Laurens Township?B. B. Blakely,
J. D. W. Watts, W. M. Bryson.
Youngs-W. P. Harris, J. E. Patter
son, T. J. Hughes.
Dials-W. C. Curry, V. A. White, J.
Sullivan's?T. Mc Roper, E. E. Simp
son, M. B. McCucn.
Waterloo?G. M. Moore, D. C. Smith,
M. W. Hill.
Cross Hill-W. B. Fuller, G. M.
Hannah, Joe A. Hill.
Hunter?R. P. Adair, R. T. Dunlap, J.
Clinton-J. T. Robertson, R. Z.
Wright, George A. Copeland.
Jack's?J. I. Young, J. A. Jones, D.
Scuflletown ?M. A. Summerei, W. M.
Meyers, A. Y. Thornpson.
Fill Up the Old Wells.
Mr. John Brownlee of tho Gray Cort
section had a good horse to fall in an
old well a few days ago. The horse's
neck was broken by the fall.
A household necessity? Dr. Thomas'
Bclectric Oil. Heals burns, cuts, wounds
of all sorts: cures sore teroat, croup,
catarrh, asthma; never fails.
ij Look to Your Interests
Copeland's shoes are good all the way through,
and they get closer to the stylish women than any
other line in the country.
They get an audience with the best trade in
this city, because they have the convincing style
and merit that distinguish them from ordinary
Then again, Copcland's shoes are guaranteed,
every pair must give satisfaction, and you are to be
Facts are back of these statements, ready with
the proof the minute you want to know more about
our shoes and our way of giving you a square deal.
"One Price Store."
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
Customers* Shoes Shined Free.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Ttho impeachment trial of Judge
Sway no before the Senate was conclud
ed on Monday. He was acquitted.
Thomas F. Riley of Greenwood is
dead. He was the genial proprietor
of Riley's Hotel and pleasantly known
all over the state.
President Roosevelt has issued a pro
climat ion convening the Senate in special
session at 12 o'clock M. on March 4th.
The U. S. Senate has passed n bill
authorizing the secretary of war to re
turn Union and Confederate flags to the
Stales of the regiments by which they
were borne in the war between the
Gen. Miles has made public the letter
which Mrs. Jefferson Davis wrote him,
and which he claims exhonerates him
from all charges of harsh treatment
toward President Davis. The letter
which he publishes is as follows:
"Fort Monroe, Va., May 23. 18G5.
"Please receive my thanks for your
courtesy and kind answers to my ques
tions of this morning (May 23). I can
not quit the harbor without begging you
again to look after my husband s health
"Yours very respectfully,
(Signed) "Varina C. Davis."
Instead of excusing him the letter
condemns him as undertaking to place
the wife of tho Confederate chieftain
in a false position.
AT OPERA HOUSE FRIDAY NIGHT.
The Great Maud Mullcr Company Support?
in- Miss Bulah Thompson.
The beautiful pastoral play, "Maud
Mullcr," which will be presented at the
City Opera House, Friday, March 3d,
will no doubt prove to be the banner at
traction of the season. Every school
boy or girl has read Whittier's beauti
ful poem on which the play is founded.
Miss Beulah Thompson, the popular lit
tle actress who will appear with the
"Maud Mullcr Company" in the title
role of "Maud", is said to be a great
beauty and an accomplished little, ac
tress. She will render some choice, up
to-date songs during the play. She was
especially engaged for the part of
"Maud Mullcr" several months ago.
There will be special scenery, etc.,
and the costuming is said to be magnif
icent. Miss Thompson will be support
by the following strong Company,
all well-known artists in their respec
tive linos :
Mr. Charles Hylott, late leading man
with Proctor's Stock Company, Mon
treal, Can. ; Seth Smith, the well-known
character-actor ; L. D. Blondeil, an old
time popular favorite ; Miss Esther
Farquharson, Miss Marie Davis, Mr.
Robert Dudly, and others, are in the
cast, making one of the very best pro
ductions now on tour.
This great Play will be at the City
Opera House on Friday, March 3d.
V.?C. Company Helps.
President Morgan, of the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company, has sent
President Jordan, of the Southern Cot
ton Growers' Association, a check for
$1,000.00. In the letter accompanying
the check, Mr. Morgan states that the
interests of his company are closely
allied to those of tho agricultuaists <>f
tho South, and that he was willing to
aid in any cause that had for its object
their material advancement.
Death of Mrs. Little.
Clinton, Feb. 27t . ? Mrs. Maggie
Little of this place <t cd on Saturday at
tho home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J.
McMahan in Greenville. The remains
were brought here yesterday, the burial
taking place immediately after tho ar
rival of the train. She leaves three
daughters. Miss Minnie Little of Clin
ton, Mrs. Gregory of Alabama and
.Mrs. McMahan of Greenville, besides a
large family of relatives.
Mrs. Emma Glenn and Mr. Dave Lit
tle of Spartanburg attended the fun
The Greenville News has published
an interview from an unnamed citizen
of that city who attended the recent
cotton growers' convention in Colum
bia and who now assorts that the meet
ing,' was full of politics and dominated
by politicians. Without passing \ the
propriety of publishing Stuff of this
sort, which is likely to injure the farm
ers' efforts to help themselves, it may
be safely guessed that the gentleman
who did this talking to the Greenville
News lias not a superior in that town
when it comes to playing politics or
the cotton market. The State.
FOR SALE Albemarle SeedCom at
$1.25 per bushel. W. D. Pylos,Mount
ville. S. C. 30-2t
FOR SALE- A Cow fresh in milk.
Apply to Mrs. JanioC. Clarke, Laurens,
S. C. 80?it
WANTED - The good fanners to
Know that I can sell them Anderson
Phosphate and oil Company's high grade
Fertilizers; also other good brands 'phone
mo. E. W. Copeland, Laurens, S. c.
LOST Double Case Gold Watch.
Ladies' size. Liberal reward lo Ander.
W. B. Knight, Laurens, S. C. 80-11
STRAYED A Large Newfoundland
Dog. Answers to name of Rob. Last
b< on in the Tumbling Shoals neighbor
hood. Information of him or his return
will be rewarded. Mrs. W. IL Martin,
Laurens, S. ('. 30-tf
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN One
mouse colored horse mule, fifteen hand.,
high, four years old, has letter "F" on
loft jaw. C. S. Euller, Laurens, S. C.
STRAYED?A small Berkshire Sow,
about Fob. 1. Suckled pigs recently.
Any information will bo appreciated by
me. R. Calhoun Wallace, Alma, S. C.
Every County Sends a
THE PLAN OF ACTION
Oiiicers Elected, Commitees Appointed,
Resolutions Adopted, and Adjourned
With Interest Unabated.
The Cotton Growers' Convention,
which met in Columbia on the 21st ult.,
was attended by farmers, bankers and
other business men interested in the
price of cotton.
The meeting was held in the House of
Representatives, and every delegate
seemed to have the success of the move
ment at heart.
The Association was permanently or
ganized by the election of E. D. Smith
as permanent Chairman and President;
H. B.JTindall, of Greenville, Vice-Presi
dent; F. H. Hyatt, of Columbia, as
Treasurer, and F. H. Western, of Co
lumbia, as Secretaay.
Messrs. E. D. Smith, the President,
and W. S. Lipscomb, of GafTncy, were
made members of the National Execu
Two delegates from each county com
posed the committee on rules. (W. L.
Gray and J. H, Wharton were on from
The committee on resolutions sub
mitted the following, which were
First. The reduction in acreage to be
planted in cotton during the present
year, as contrasted with that of 1904,
by 25 per cent.
Second. A like reduction in fertilizer
To these two points your committee
insists that there shall be no exception,
either directly or indirectly, and they
shall be requisites for membership in
Third. The firm holding of cotton
now on hand and to judiciously market,
in accordance with plans now before the
Fourth. The increasing by every
means within our power of the enlarged
market for our cotton products.
The committee further recommends
I that our farmers and ginners co-operate
with the agricultural department at
Washington in obtaining correct sta
tistics of cotton production and con
All other questions we recommend to
the State executive committcce.
Mr. F. H. Hyatt, as Chairman of the
Finance Committee, made a report as
First. That each and every farmer
bo assessed ten cents per head horse or
mule worked on ins or her farm each
Second. That this Convention re
spectfully asks that each and every
fertilizer company .selling fertilizers in
this State be asked to contribute ten
cents per each ton sold.
Third. That each and every person
now holding cotton be assessed ten
cents per bale.
Fourth. We recommend that this
money be collected by each county or
ganization and sent to the State Treas
urer of this organization not later than
the 15th of March.
Fifth. That each County Chairman
collect this amount at once and remit
same to the Treasurer of State Finance
The report was much discussed, and
finally tabled by a vote of 89 to 78. At
this stage Mr. Hyatt suggested that
there was nothing for the Fnance Com
mittee to do but resign. Mr, W. L.
Gray, of I.aureus, thought that the
vote should be reconsidered, and this
was done, lie then moved that report
of Fnance Committee be adopted, and
that it l)i" amended so that assessment
bo made five cents instead of ten cents.
The clause regarding the assessment of
cotton now on hand should be stricken
Mr. Ellcrbe offered as a substitute
that the fertilizer companies pay five
cents per ton and that no ncr assess
ment be made.
Mr. Johnson wanted to know why
this was not offered forty years ago.
The substitute offered by Mr. Ellcrbe
camo to a vote and was adopted. The
assessment made bill on the basis of
fertilizer sold in 1004, which was tho
largest made in the history of the State,
and in addition to this there is an initi
ation fee of 25 cents for each farmer.
It was decided to wire President
Roosevelt a vote of thanks for his re
ception of delegatos of the Cotton As
Col. John8tono wanted to know how
much money 11 ?. Finance Committee
needed and for what purposes. This
was discussed but not settled. The
matter of fixing bonds and salaries was
left to the Executive' Committee.
Mr. J. A. Banks offered a resolution
that negro farmers be asked to help tho
J, E, Smith, of Lee, was the only
negro delegate present.
It was decided that the constitution
covered the ground.
The salaries of the officers, as fixed
by the Executive Committee, are as
follows : President, $1,000 per annum ;
Treasurer, $600 per annum, and Secre
tary, $600 per annum. It was also de
cided to make tho bond of the Treasurer,
as provided by the by-laws, $10,000.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting
will bo held at Dials church on Saturday,
March, 4, 1905, at 2 o'clock p. m., for
tho purpose of Organizing a Township
A. C, OwiNC.fi.