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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Ucal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens , S. C.
LAURENS, S C. WEDNESDAY MARCH 29. 1905.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
A Good Man is Honored by
A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE
A Short Sketch of the Life and Char
acter of a Veteran Pract
The County Medical Society held its
regular bi-monthly meeting on Mon
day. Doctors R. E. Hughes and W.
D. Ferguson read papers on Litbaemia,
or the Uric Acid Diathesis, a subject it
seems of much present interest to
medical men everywhere. Recent ob
servations go to prove that this condi
tion which, in plain language we were
told, means the faulty elimination of
DR. JOR J. ROOZER
waste products from the system, is a
basic cause of many common diseases
such as rheumatism, sick headaches,
grippe, neuralgias and divers other ail
ments, the bare names of which this re
porter is unable to reproduce, to say
nothing of describing or explaining
them. You will have to sec the doc
tor. Senator Tillman, according to
newspaper reports, is a distinguished
victim of this new fangled plague to
humanity. Dr. T. L. W. Bailey of
Clinton read a paper on Ulcers below
the knee. The discussion following the
essayists papers was participated in
by nearly all present and at times
waxed fierce and furious, it seemed to
US but we were assured by a veteran
practitioner sitting near that "it was
entirely conservative." Courage re
turned and wc stayed till the last cur
tain. Just before adjournment an inci
dent occurred which we could thor
oughly understand and heartily en
joyed. This was the presentation of
handsome gold headed cane to Dr. J. J.
Boozer, the venerable President of the
Society. Dr. H. K. Aiken, represent
ing the members, secured recognition
from the chair and made the presenta
tion as follows. "Dr. Boozer ?A wise
man of a bygone age once said: "I
shall pass through this world but once;
any good thing therefore that I can do
or any act of kindness that I can show
to any human being let me do it now,
let me not defer it or neglect it for I
shall not gass this way a-gain.'' Endors
ing fully the wisdom of the oriental's
remark, we propose to-day to put it in
to practice. There is a labor of love
we would perform while you are still
Honored by them in being chosen
their spokesman, I ask you to accept
not from a few but from each and
every one of us, this small token of the
esteem in which you are held by us and
to let me give voice to the estimate we
have formed of you. Your interest in
the welfare of our little association
has been unflagging. Over its delibera
tions you have always presided with
ease, dignity and fairness. Your pru
dent counsels have aided many of its
younger members and your life among
us has boon an inspiration for all to
higher things. In your declining years
we would in no perfunctory manner but
from the heart bear witness to the im
press you have made upon those among
whom you have lived and labored. To
those of us who know you it will not be
strange that their verdict must some
day he, socially he was useful, intel
lectually he was active, morally bo
I venture to speak thus plainly, know
ing as we do that come what will, you
will continue to be sustained by that
unfaltering trust which is the rich
fruitage of a Christian's philosophy.
It is our earnest wish that the infirmi
ties of age may creep but slowly upon
you, but "when you have finished the
voyage as we all must do" when the
great Ship of Life, surviving though
shattered the tumult and strife of
earth's angry element, drives safe into
port," it is our prayer that "the Pilot
of Galilee seen on the strand may
stretch o'er the waters a welcoming
t hand" and that it may be your good
part to hear from His lips those words
of commendation beside which all the
treasures of earth are but as nothing
in the balance, "Blessed are the meek
for they shall inherit the earth, blessed
are the merciful for they shall obtain
mercy, blessed are tho peace-makers
for they shall be called the children of
Dr. Boozer responded feelingly to
there words of appreciation from his
professional brethren. sSveryune who
knows him and this includes about every
man, woman and child in Laurens Coun
ty will detect the delicate allusions
made by th( speaker to some of the
prominent characteristics of this faith
ful servant and fully concur.
Some other facts connected with his
life and work are these:
Dr. Job J. Boozer was born in New
berry D'strict, November 21st, 18112
and was named by and in honor of
Chancellor Job Johnstone.
His father was George Boozer, bet
ter known as Squire Boozer and his
mother was JMiss Sarah Wilson. He
was of a numerous family, there being
fourteen children, seven <ons and seven
Dr. Boozer spent his early youth on
bis father's farm, working on the farm
and attending the country schools until
he was seventeen years of age, when
he determined to study medicine. In
order to prepare himself for this pro
fession, he attended the Presbyterian
High School of Greenwood, S. C, for
three years, taking a thorough classical
and scientific course. He then read
medicine under his brother, the late Dr.
Thomas W. Boozer and under Doctors
Pair and Huet of Columbia, S. C. His
next step was to enter the Medical
College of South Carolina at Charles
ton from which he graduated in March,
1851 After practicing one year with
his brother Thomas, Dr. Boozer located
permanently in Laurens county, near the
present town of Mountville where he
practiced until 1870.
On November 3rd, 1857, be married
Georgia A. Griflin of Pendleton. To
them wore born eight children, four of
whom survive, Mr. George G. Boozer
of Mississippi, Mrs. J. R. Little of
Lauren3, Mrs. R. S. Thompson of Aug
usta, Ga., and Miss Anna Boozer of
Upon the death of his father in 18G9
and the inheritance of a tract of land
in Newberry county be farmed, in ad
dition to practicing bis profession, in
1870 and 1871.
In 1872 be moved with his family to
Clinton, S. C, where he practiced medi
cine for thirty-three years, until the in
firmities of age and ill health com
pelled him to retire from work a few
weeks ago. He was the village doctor
and his patients multiplied as the town
grew to its present population of
Enlisting in the army in Company B.
3rd battalion, South Carolina Regi
ment, in October, 1861, Dr. Boozer
was soon promoted to the medical staff
and served as a surgeon until the close
of the war.
In politics he has always been a
South Carolina Democrat of the old
school. During reconstruction days
and in rescuring the State from van
dalism he did his full duty. In his
Church relations he is a Presbyterian
and holds the position of Ruling Elder
in the Clinton 1st Church and has re
presented bis denomination in all of its
Certs from Presbytery to General As
A charter member of the order of
"Knights of Honor," he has been con
tinuously an officer both in the Subor
dinate and Grand Lodges.
Of that great charity, the Tbornwell
Orphanage, Dr. Boozer has been a firm
friend and a member of its Board of
Visitors since it came into existence.
Always interested in education, he
was one of the foremost in building up
the schools of Clinton. By arduous
work, in the face of great lethargy and
opposition, he more; than any other one
man, aided in the establishment of
Clinton's well equipped Graded School.
He has been Chairman of its Board of
Trustees for a number of years and is
a Trustee of the Presbyterian Collge of
The companion ami helpmeet of ear
lier days was called to her reward some
years ago and about February 1st,
1905, Dr. Boozer gave up his practice
in Clinton where he iiad lived so many
years and where his friends include the
the entire community and came to re
side in this city with his daughter,
Mrs. J. R. Little. He has been warmly
welcomed to Laurens and if bis friends
here are fewer it is only that bis ac
quaintance is more limited. Wherever
known he is welcomed and honored.
A quaint, clear sense of humor has
been bis unfailing characteristic, and
his companionship is a pleasure to young
and old alike.
A SAFE COUGH MEDICINE FOR
In buying a cough medicine for chil
dren never be afraid to buy Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. There is no (b?ti
ger from it and relief is always sure to
follow. It is especially valuable for
colds, croup and whooping cough. For
sale by Laurens Drug Co., and Dr. B.
R. fl. C0LRMAN & CO.
The only Licensed Undertakers, Pnncral
Directors and Bmbalmers in the County.
We carry a full line of all Funeral
goods; our stock of Coffins and Caskets
is complete and the best that has ever
been brought to the city. Our funeral
car Is an improvement on the old style
hearse. Everything is new airtl up-to
date. Our prices are fixed to suit, our
patrons, in the city we doliver the
coflin or casket at your residence, the
box at the cemetery. Out of the city
we will deliver by the first train at your
nearest railroad station, all charges pre
paid. When funeral goods are obtained
of us and we conduct the funeral, the
following work is gratis: we destroy all
unpleasant odors of the sick room, re
move all swelling and stop all purging
of the corpse, and when the cause of
death is from any contagious disease,
we will disinfect the sick room and kill
all poisonous germs of disease, which is
highly important for the protection of
the family. Any intelligent phyi ician
will Confirm these facts. 121 N. E. Cor
ner Public Square, Laurens, S. C.
Office 'Phone 214; Residence 218,
Burial League of the United States,
Cash Capital $100,000.
Home Office, Pittshurg.'Pn.
If you think in case of death that $100
would be worth anything to you, go and
ee R. 0. Coicman & Co., Undertakers,
Funeral Directors and Embalm^ra. at
Laurens, S. C, who arc instructed to
honor our drafts. 34-8t
Of the Celebrated
American Lady Corsets
There is a very special reason for this extraordinary sale. It is a rare opportunity, and
one that should be taken advantage of. Nothing but the newest goods in all of the newest
shapes and materials will be offered. It was for the purpose of familiarizing every woman in
this city and county with the many merits of "American Lady" Corsets, that the manufacturers
allowed us to make the following special offer:
Beginning March 27th and continuing to April 8th, inclusive, we will accept as 25c on the
purchase price of each corset, one coupon, that is to say, during the above dates you can secure
a $1.00 corset for 75c, a $1.50 corset for $1.25, etc. Remember that American Lady corsets have
never sold for less than $1.00, and that it is a rare occasion when you can buy this celebrated
corset at a reduced price. We will furnish you with the coupons when you call at our store.
DON'T MISS THIS. OPPORTUNITY.
Our Spring Millinery Opening
Thursday Mach 30th
An Exceptionally Beautiful Display of Pattern Hats,
Street Hats and Children Sailors will be here
for your Inspection.
See another Advertisement in this paper in reference to our
DAVIS, ROPER & CO
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISB.
Mrs. W. M. Sumcral of Clinton spent
Monday night with Mrs. E. W. Martin.
Miss Estelle Pouche of Coronaca is
visiting her sister Mrs. R. B. Bell.
Mrs. Luther Roper has returned from
a visit to Anderson.
Mr. J. H. Voting of Milton was in
the city on Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Fuller of Mountville was
in the city on last Wednesday.
Mr R. T. Dunlap of Mountville was
in the city on Wednesday.
Mrs. Clarence Gray has returned to
Mr. G. B. McCrary of Clinton was in
the city on Wednesday.
Mr. Lawrence Boyd of Mountville was
in Laurens last week.
Mr. W. G. MurfT of the Browerton
neighborhood war. in Laurens last week.
Mrs. Alex Long has returned from
a visit to Charlotte.
Mr. R. R. Milam of Clinton was in
the city last week.
Miss Ellene McCaslan of Clinton, was
in town Wednesday afternoon.
Miss May Little spent Sunday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Little.
Mr. Billy Sanders of Clinton spent
Sunday in town with friends.
Miss Julia Medlock of Brewerton vis
ited her sister, Mrs. Thomas Downey,
Mr. C. C. Featherstonc leaves Tues
day for Florence to attend the State
Sunday School Convention.
Mrs. Monroe Pickens has returned to
her home in Greenville, after a visit to
her sister, Mrs. T. H. Downey.
Mr. James Roland of WofTord visited
bis mother, Mrs. Mary Roland, last
Mr. Will Bell, a prosperous young
merchant of Reno was in the city last
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Crisp of Cross
Hill visited relatives in the city last
Mrs. John L. McClintock and Mrs.
Sam'l H. Fleming of Ora, were shop
ping in the city on Wednesday.
Col James Armstrong of Charleston
will deliver the Memorial address at
Laurens on May 10th.
Mrs. Iiardester of Columbia S. C. is
on a visit to her daughter Mrs. T. H.
Mrs. II. K. Aikon has been called to
Charleston on account of the serious
illness of her mother Mrs. II. A.
Misses Agnes Adams, Annie May
Evans, Marie McWhirtor, Bleaka Lind
ay, Annie and Lizzie Richeyof Chicora
College, spent from Friday until Mon
day in town.
The out of town M. D.'s who attended
the meeting of the County Medical As
ociation on Monday were, Drs. J. R.
Culbertson of Gray Court, J. II. Miller,
J. M. Owinga and K. W. Pinson
of Cross Hill, Geo. F. Moseley of Ty
lersville, B. F. Godfrey of Long Branch,
T. L. W. Bailey of Clinton, S. F.Blake
ly of Ora.
Prof. B. L. Jones is getting out a
beautiful souvenir booklet which will
be very attractive to those interested
in the up-building of ourcity ami county.
Some of the attractive features will be
a short sketch of the old Laurensville
Female College, history of the Laurens
Graded Schools, etc. Quite a number
of the merchants and other business
men have given him advertisements to
be put in it and the revenue will go to
the library fund. The booklet is now
in the hands of the printer and those
who have not handed in their advertise
ments should do so at once as the print
ing will not be delayed.
J. G. Clinkscalcs of Wofford college,
will lecture at Wallace Lodge, Friday
evening, the 31st, at 8 o'clock, for the
benefit of a school library. Admission
fee, 15 cents.
Death of n Popular Lady.
Clinton. March 27th.-Mrs. O. C.
Peake, after a long illness, died at the
home of her brother, Mr. J. P. Little,
Wednesday night. Having been asso
ciated in public life in several States
she was well known and leaves a large
circle of friends.
The funeral services on Thursday af
te noon from the First Presbyterian
( durch, conducted by Rov. W. P. Ja
cobs, assisted by Rev. J. B. Parrotf,
was one of the largest ever held in our
Tin-.Moral offerings were beautiful,
some coming from friends in other
States. She was the daughter of Mr.
J. W. Little of this city.
She also is survived by two brothers
and two sons, Messrs. J. P. and T. ii.
Little, of Clinton, S. C, Mr. John H.
Peake, who is in the employ of the
Seaboard Air Line, and Mr. Theodore
Peake, who is a medical student at the
University of Nashville, Tenn.
The Laurons County Medical Society
earnestly desires to perpetuate in per
manent form a brief memorial of every
worthy physician who ever practiced
medicine in the county during the nine
teenth century, if any of your family,
either father, brother uncle or any
other of your relatives are included
please apply to the undersigned for pro
per blanks an;! further instructions,
JOH J. BOOZKK
By order cf Laurens County Medical
County papers please copy,
ROBT. A. COOPER
Laurous County Shows
THE OFFICIAL COUNT.
Mr. Scluunpcrt an Able Prosecuting Of
ficer?Short Sketch of Mr.
Robert A. Cooper, of Laurons, was
nominated for .solicitor for the uew 8th
circuit yesterday over Ex-Solicitor O.
L. Schumport, of Newberry, by n de
cisive majority. The total vote prob
ably amount to about 6,400, and Mr.
Cooper's lead will likely be 1,800 to
The vote was light throughout the
circuit and the returns are far from
It. A. cooper, Solicitor Elect.
complete. However, Mr. Cooper has
carried Greenwood as well as Laurons,
his home county, almost solidly, he leads
by a large majority in Abbevilo and
the vote is about even in Saluda. Mr.
Schumpcrt's majority in Newberry will
probably not be so large as Mr. Coop
er's in I.aureus, the Newberry vote
having been lighter.
The vote was generally small through
out the circuit.
Mr. R. A. Cooper is about -'SO years of
age, is a native of I.aureus County and
lias been practicing law about eight
years. He was at one lime a partner
of the late United States Senator J.L.M.
Irby and Ins present partner is Colonel
Henry V. Simpson, He was educated in
the common schools of I,aureus and
Greenwood. His large acquaintance in
Greenwood gave him a valuable advan
tage in this race. He was a member
of the House of Representatives two
terms - 1900 to 1901 and he obtained
prominence in that body. Last year ho
ran for solicitor against Solicitor Thomas
S. Sease, of the 7th circuit, and was
defeated, though he received a largo,
vote. Mr. Cooper is a lawyer of first
rate standing and enjoys the cordial re
gard and respect of the Bar and the
people of Laurons and wherever hois
known in the state.
Mr. Schumport was solicitor of the
7th circuit for two terms, having suc
ceeded the late Major 1). K. Duncan.?
He was regarded as one of the ablest
prosecuting oflicors in the State and
has long had a large criminal practice
throughout his circuit and surrounding
counties.?News and Courier, Mar. 22.
The vote as shown by official count
was as follows:
Abbeville 608 168
Groenwood 517 68
I .aureus 1,556 22:1
Newberry 160 S21
Saluda 211 27S
Total 3,082 1,658
Coopor's majority. 1,52-1
The entertainment gotton up by Prof.
B. L. Jones for the benefit of (he School
Library was a decided success. Kvory
body enjoyed them -elves, and what was
more to the point the neat little sum of
$90.1D not, was realized.
For Balk A few bushels Prolific.
Corn Seed. $2.00 per bushel. Apply at
J. 10. Minter & Pro's Store
J. K. MlNTER
Sedalia. S. C.
Thoroughbred Silver Laced Wyandotto
eggs. For set tin;'.', $1.00 for 15 eggs.
J. Kin:it Cot'eland,
32 Pit. Clinton, S. C,
FOP SALK Pur.- bred Silver Laced
Wyandotle eggs $1,00 for setting of 15.
I>. E. Todd,
32 - 3t. Lauren^, K. F. D, no. 1
Wanted :-You to know that I havo
a fine Spanish .lack stationed at Gray
Court this season. Fee $10.00
1>. I). peden
Gray Court, s. C.
For Sale:-King Cotton seed in any
J, dunk Watts.
Wanted? To soli a few settings of
genuine Leghorn eggs, apply at once.
J, Wade Anderson.
For Sale?Every kind of Cotton Seed
150 cent? the bushel. Also a few bushels
of "Sunflower" Long Staple cotton
seed at $l.oo
L. C. dorroh,
For Sam:- Several good cows, fresh
IrrWlilk, (Thoroughbred and Grades.)
J. Wade Anderson.