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any rjind of
Real Estate, or Business,
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J. Y. Gari.ngton & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, Q P.. WEDNESDAY MAY 17. 1905.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every.
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Essec Murril Shot and
Tin own Into (lie Kiver.
Killed on Hie Highway and Carried One
Mile on a Hand Slick?Four
On last Friday evening while seining
in Enoree river near Yarborough's
mill, Mr. Columbus Owings and some
other parties discovered a dead body in
the rivor. The body was partly sub
merged and apparently weighteo. it
was not ascertained whether it was
that of a white man or negro. The
coroner was notified and on Saturday
went upon the scene and organized a
jury of inquest. The body was found
to he that of Essec Murrill, a negro
man about 40 years of age, who was
employed as a farm hand by the Enoree
Murrill had not been seen since Fri
day a week previous and Dick Leaman,
colored, testified at the inquest that he
had seen him at Enoree on that eve
ning and had said to him that it was a
good time to go down the country,
meaning to the plantation of Mr. M. B.
Poole. The evidence at the inquest
showed that the negro had been shot
twice and that the killing took place on
the public road about three-fourths of
a mile from the residence of Mr. Poole
and one mile from where it was found
in the river. It further indicated that
there were four tracks which lead from
the scene of the killing to where the
body was thrown into the river. There
was also shown where a hand stick was
cut and used to carry the body and also
evidence of where the body had been
laid down, as if to rest the bearers. A
new rope had been placed around the
neck and a large stone tied to either
end for the purpose of weighting the
body under the water. The jury of in
quest did not make a report, but will
continue their investigation to a later
It is learned from some of the citi
zens of that community that after Mur
ril's disappearance some of the negroes
expressed the belief that he had been
killed and thrown into Enoree river.
No importance was attached to the
speech until after the body was found
when everybody seemed morally certain
that it was the body of Murril even be
fore it was taken from the stream for
The prevailing opinion Is that the
killing was done by persons of his own
race, but that some white man was
responsible for it.
Sheriff Duckett and Solicitor Cooper
both attended the inquest.
A peculiarity of Murril's anatomy
was that the autopsy shower! that his
heart was on his right side,
Later: Pete Copeland, Sam Barks
dale and Dick Leaman, three negroes,
have been arrested and arc in the hands
of the Sheriff, charged with being im
plicated in the killing of Essec Murrill.
The Solicitor has not yet disclosed
the evidence on which he is holding the
It is understood that Habeas Corpus
proceedings will be instituted
There are two hundred and sixty
nine pensioners in Laurens county. Of
this number there are three of class
"A" who will receive $96 each; eight of
class "B", $76 each; Eighteen, class
"C No. 1" $48 each; one hundred and
eighteen class "C No. 2" $15.50 each;
thirty-seven class "C No. 3" $48 each;
and eighty-five class "C No. 4" $15.50
each. The amount to be distributed
among the pensioners amounts to
$6,650.50, which is now in the hands of
the (Merk of Court.
A Beautiful Wedding at Owings,
OWINOS, May 9.?The pretty country
home of Mrs. Evie Power was the
scene of a quiet and beautiful marriage
Wednesday afternoon, May 3rd, when
her charming daughter, Miss Evie, and
Mr. Arch C. Owings were happily mar
Promptly at the appointed hour, Miss
Ina Meli Power, a cousin of the bride,
played the weddi... march, which
brought forth the beautiful lean
ing on the arm of the groom. In a
few veil chosen words they were soon
united in happy wedlock by the Rev.
Dr. W. J. Langston of Greenville.
The bride was beautifully attired in
a handsome cream silk trimmed in
cream lace and ribbons. She carried
in her hand a bouquet of lovely roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the
bride and groom retired to the home of
Mr. A. C. Owings, father of the groom,
where they were warmly and affec
tionately received by the family and
Mr. and Mrs. Owings will make their
home at Cray Court, whera the many
friends of these popular young people
welcome them and wish them much and
and continued happiness.
Those who witnessed this happy oc
casion were: Mrs. Evie Power, mother
of the bride, Miss Eula Power, sister
of the bride, Mr. W. S. Power and Mr.
C. A. Power and family, Mr. J. D.
Power and family, Mr. J. L. Power,
Mr. John Owings, Misses Annie and
Daisy Putman, Misses Delia and Sallie
Owings, Mr. Adolphus Owings, Mr.
John Owings, Jr. Mr. J. W. Wells,
Mr. W. II. Hamilton. -The State.
How about a Combination Book Case
and Writting Desk, made of Solid Oak
and beautifully finished. We will take
pleaanre in ?howimr yrm our line at an,
3. m. "v. E. II. Wiikes & Co
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. E. Patterson of Youngs was
in the city last week.
Rev. ?. P. Boyd of Fountain Inn was
in the city last week.
Dr. Lafayette Donnon of Alma was
in town on Monday.
Miss May Madden of Madden'a was in
the city Wednesday shopping.
Miss Stella Owings of Gray Court
was in tho city shopping this week.
Mr. B. R. King of Clinton was in the
city last week.
Dr. J. K. Gilder of Newberry was in
town on business Monday.
Mr. J. V. Thomason of Whitmiros was
In the city Tuesday.
Miss Annie Gilkerson is visiting MI??
CKlUa MH1?1?. oi.vai.ei.
Misses Maud and Lilly Drummond
of Lanford spent Saturday in the city.
Mrs. J. E. Carlisle of Greenwood
visited Mrs. Roland last week.
M iss Maud Owens was in the city I
Mr. J. T. Johnson and Master Har
vey are visiting in town for a few days.
Mr. T. G. Traynham of Columbia is
visiting his father for a few days.
Mr. W. P. Harris attended the Dis
Misses Willis Harris and Willou Gray
spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Delia Martin of Spartanburg is
visiting friends in town.
Miss Lila Hart attended the Clinton
Mr. C. C. Featherstone has returned
from a business trip to Columbia.
Mr. Lee Templeton of Park's was in
town last week.
Mr. V. W. Davis of Ora was in town
Mr. Willie Copeland of Rocky Springs
section was in town yesterday.
Mr. Chas. Pulley of Tylersville was
in the city Tuesday.
Mr.G. T. Willard attended the ad
versary at Clinton.
Miss Lottie King and Misses ( reo
and Laura Martin visited Clinton last
Mr. Wright Nash of Spartanburg
was in the city Friday and Saturday.
Misses Fitts and Young, teachers of
the Graded Schools, leave for their
home in Virginia Friday.
Mrs. Lydie M. Harris of Columbia
visited her sister. Mrs. E. W. Martin
Mr. Fred Duncan visited Ins father
Mr. O. C. Duncan at Cold Point Sun
After a short visit to Watts Mill Miss
Jessie Rickman returned to Clinton
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gray of Wood
ruff have returned home after a visit
to relatives in the city.
Misses Sadie and Helen Sullivan
leave Saturday for Pinewood to visit
their sister, Mrs. Richardson.
Mrs. H. C. Stone and her son Abner
of Cross Anchor were in the city yes
Mrs. L. H. Wilson and daughter of
Cross Anchor were shopping in tho
city on Monday.
Mrs. Mike Patton and daughter, Miss
Bunch, of Cross Anchor, were among
the city's visitars Monday.
Mr. Mc D. Davis and his daughter,
Miss Frances, of Enoree were in town
Miss Effie Walker and Miss Antho
Riddle attended the Anniversary at
Misses Ccntilla and Janio Fleming of
Lanford Station were among the city's
visitors last week.
Mr. J. A. W. Burdetto and Mr. R.
P. Kennedy of Youngs were in town
Mr. and Mrs. General Farrow of
Fountain Inn were in the city this
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Stone of Cross
Anchor were among the visitors in the
city last week.
Mrs. J. W. Todd and Mrs. Cresvell
Garlington are in Union, the guests of
Miss Lucille Wilson of Newberry ar
rived in the city last Wednesday to
visit Mrs. C. ('. Featherstone.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington leaves this
Week to visit Mrs. C. B. Gray at
Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Epperson of Gains
boro Tenn. who have been visiting Mrs.
W. K. Lucas returned home Saturday.
Mrs. J. C. Garlington arrived from
Columbia last Tuesday to visit her moth
er Mrs. S. L. Frierson.
Mrs. Robert Stewart of Charleston
is visiting her daughter Mrs. Manson
Mrs C. 0. Featherston and Mrs.
W. E. LuCflO will go to Union this
week as delegates from the Wednesday
Club to the SU.te Federation of Clubs.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lomas of Colum
bia who have been visiting Mr. and M rs.
E. W. Martin, returned homo yoi tor
Mr. T. P. Poole, of Tylersville while
in the city driving Friday, was thrown
from his buggy causing a painful sprain
of his loft ankle.
Mrs. J. P. Jacobs, Mrs. Will Bailey,
Mrs. W. E. Owens and Mrs. I). T.
Copeland of Clinton and Mrs. H. L.
Scaife of Union were in the city for tho
Dr. L. M. Roper, pastor of the 1st
Baptist Church at Spartanburg, passed
through tho city yesterday on his way
to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
I Roper near Aima.
Tho Commencement of the Graded
School takes place this week.
The graduating class will hold their
exercises in the chapel of the school
building, Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
names of the graduates with
their subjects are here given:
Beth Shell The Modern Novel with
Lillio Armstrong -Historian.
Charles Simpson - Orator.
Zeleno (bay Prophet.
John Wells Todd Lawyer.
Olie Adams ? The Mystery of the
Woods with Valedictory.
The class extends a cordial invitation
lo their friends to be present.
On Friday evening at 8.30 in the
Opera House tho address before the
school will be delivered by Prof. A.
the same evening the diplomas will be
delivered to the graduating class, and
prizes offered at the beginning of the
session will be presented. The prizes
consist of three medals offered by three
public spirited citizens. One is given
in each of the three departments to
that pupil who shall make the highest
average scholarship during the ses
On Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in
the Presbyterian Church the Com
mencement sermon will be preached
by Rev. Gco. A. Wright of Ncwberry,
All these exercises will begin prompt
ly at the hour named and the public is
cordially invited to attend.
Spartanburg District Conference.
The Spartanburg District Conference
of the M. E. Church South met in this
city on May 10th.
The opening sermon was preached by
Rev. J. M. Steadman of Gaffney on
Presiding Elder Jas. W. Kilgo of the
Spartanburg District presided over the
Rev. E. 0. Watson of Spartanburg
preached on Thursday night and Rev.
D. M. McCloud of Grace Church. Un
ion, preached on Friday night. All the
services were well attended and the
sermons particularly strong and impres
Bishop W. W. Duncan arrived on
Saturday and preached in the First
Methodist Church on Sunday at 11 A.
M. The congregation was unusually
large and the sermon was very forcible
and full of good thought.
The meetings were all held in the 1st
Besides the 69 delegates to the Con
ference there wer?' present Kev. J. 0.
Wilson of Lander College, Rev. W. B.
Wharton of Epworth Orphanage and
. ^iiiirvov-rtlCS Ol VVOttUTVI
The Conference goes to Grace Church,
Union, next year.
Dr. J. H. Carlisle and J. W. Nash of
Spartanburg, A. P. H. Walker of Un
ion and J. F. Holt of Laurens were
elected delegates to the Annual Con
ference, which convenes In Spartan
burg on l >ecember 13th.
Rev. W. M. Hook, pastor of the 1st
Methodist Church took good care of his
brethren while they were in the city
and they all were much pleased with
Laurens and the people they met here.
4L? UP C3> XU. X -
tUva tho /> II? K:rilJ Y3J ft" Always Bough!
The Event That Has Distinguished
Clinton for More Than 40 Years Cele
brated Again on Last Saturday.
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Clinton, May 15th.--Clinton began
a new year last Saturday. More than
forty years ago a stripling young
preacher came to this place to labor in
the Master's vineyard. At that time
there was in this vineyard little else
than thorns and thistles and the task
would have seemed hopeless to any one
with less faith and determination.
One of the first labors of that young
sT-lVool"and'"thaC ScnooV"na3 HceVMb
conducted as to be always attractive to
the children of tho town and in a great
many instances have the children of
parents who never went to church de
veloped into the most active workers
in the Sunday School.
It is a fact scarcely to be questioned
that the Clinton Presbyterian Sunday
School has been a greater factor in the
redemption of that town than any
The Clintonites have a right to count
time by the "Anniversary."
One of the features of the day was
the laying of the corner stone of the
new Chapel at the Thornwell Orphan
age by Dr. J. J. Boozer, who is so be
loved in our town. The address was
by Rev. das. H. Thornwell of Port
Mill. This will he a very beautiful and
commodious building when finished.
Misses Bolt and Ingram and Messrs.
Pranks, Wilson, Dunklin and Balle
were some of the visitors on Saturday.
Mrs. Ben Anderson of Reidvillespent
from Friday until Monday with Miss
Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Jr., and Miss
Margaret Parrott were in Charleston
during Gala Week.
Dr. J. J. Boozer and Miss Lucile Har
ris were with friends for the Anniver
Mr. J. P. Jacobs is off on a trip
Misses Susie Hodges and Jessie Cole
man of Greenwood are visiting Mrs. J.
Today the stores will begin closing at
six o'clock. This will continue during
the summer months.
A number attended the Memorial ex
ercises in Laurens on the 10th inst.
Tho following members of Camp R. C.
Owens were present: Mr. R. P. Adair,
Cant. C K. Hale, Mr. W. M. McCas
Mrs. S. M. Pearson, who was stricken
with paralysis on Thursday a week
ago, died at her homo near here on the
afternoon of the 11th. The burial was
at the cemetery on Friday morning.
Mrs. Pearson leaves a husband and 7
children to mourn her loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Grey Ellisor and Mrs.
Sam Vance will visit relatives in Lau
rens this week.
Sick headache results from a disor
dered stomach and is quickly cured by
Chamberlains Stomach and Liver Tab
lets. For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Dr. B. P. Posey. -
What The Southern Cotton Association
(BY HARVIE JORDAN.)
INFORMATION AND CO-OPKRATION.
The principal motive power needed
to advance and promote our interest
are splendidly equipped forces, oper
ating in perfect harmony to reach a
correct solution of the problems which
now confront us. This organization
among our people is being sought
through the Southern Cotton Associa
tion, and the prospect for success is
particularly gratifying at the preseut
time. The South posscses an abun
dance of brain, energy and manhood,
i In the veins of her people courses the
highest type of Anglo-Saxon blood; a
race which has always been equal to
ject which it has undertaken. What
the South needs more than all things
else, is information with reference to
the matters outlined above, our people
should know the splendid possibilities
within their reach and how to develop
their great resources. The time has
come when the New South will take on
renewed energy and prepare to take its
stand in the front ranks of the fore
most nations of the world.
I have absolute confidence in the fu
ture of my country, and believe the
time is rapidly approaching when the
South will be the richest and most de
sirable section of this great nation in
everything which pertains to advanced
agriculture, commerce, industrial ac
tivity and the highest type of citizen
ship of an educated commonwealth.
The annual membership dues are cr.ly
25 cents per member. The fixed income
of tho Association and of the various
State and Territorial, County and Par
ish organizations, is to be obtained by
an annual assessment of a few cents on
each bale of cotton produced by its
members in 1904, and a small per cent,
on the capital stock of its members en
gaged in other lines of business through
out the South. This system will dis
tribute the burden of maintaining the
Association equitably on all lines of
business alike and enable the Associa
tion to safe-guard and protect the great
staple crop of the South from the de
pressing influences of foreign domina
tion. Last December, without organ
ized effort, the spot holders of cotton
in the South were forced to submit to
an actual loss of $20.00 per bale, and it
was only after the great convention at
New Orleans on January 24th and the
creation of the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation backed by the united efforts of
the farmcr^Aflrt., .'wl^Si
depression was checked. Since that
time fully twenty-five million dollars in
value have been added to the spot cot
ton held in the South, and this has
been accomplished in the face of in
tense opposition on the part of the
strongest combination ever organized
among the bear element of the cotton
interests of the world.
The Southern Cotton Association will
gladly co-operate with all allied organ
izations seeking to advance and pro
mote the general welfare of the farm
ers in particular and the business inter
ests of the South in general. It will
antagonize only those interes*.-, antag
onistic, to the general welfare of our
people. The Southern Cotton Associa
tion expects to have a membership of
two millon earnest, active workers be
fore the end of the present year, and
through its broad yet compact business
policies, absolutely protect and safe
guard the future prosperity of our 16,
000,000 population. There should be no
antagonism from any quarter among
our own people, but let us work in har
mony for a common cnuse and for a
For detailed imformation write to the
Secretary of your State Division or to
the Secretary of the Southern Cotton
Association, Richard Cheathar^ 921
Empire Building, Atlanta, O In
unity there is strength, in division
there is disaster. Let the new South
formulate its policies to successfully
meet the changed conditions inaugu
rated through 20tli Century methods,
crisis which confronts at this time by
heavily curtailing the cotton acreage
for 1905, diversify your crops and raise
your food supplies at home, then all
will be well from North Carolina to
the Rio Grande.
In conclusion let me impress uj>on
every man the high importance of be
coming a member of this Association
and earnestly work for its future suc
cess. It makes no difference if you
are a member of another organization.
We need your co-operation and assist
ance. This is a Southern movement
that should at once appeal to the en
dorsement and loyalty of every South
A Disastrous Calamity.
It is a disastrous calamity, when you
lose your health, because indigestion
and constipation have sapped it away.
Prompt relief can he had in Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They build up your di
gestive organs, and cure headache, diz
ziness, colic, constipation, etc. Guaran
teed at Palmetto and Laurens Drug. Co.
price 25 cts.
Mr. O. L. Lanford and his sisters.
Miss Annie and Miss Mossie, of Lan
ford Station, were in the city Wednes
Mrs. J. J. Pluss left yesterday for
Ashevillc, N. C, as a delegat frome the
1st M. E. Sunday School to the South
Atlantic Missionary Convention, which
meets in that city, this week.
A (mod Suggestion.
Mr. C. 13. Wainwright of Lemon city
Fla..has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
the use of Chamberlains Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in cases of pains
in the stomach, colic and cholera mor
bus by taking it in water as hot as can
be drank. That when taken in this way
the effect is double in rapidity. "It
seems to get at the right spot instant
ly," he says. For sale by Laurens
5i>?o^- ?A U V Pnsav.
Ice Cream, Cake and Lemonade.
The ladies of the Presbyterian Church
will sell Ice Cream, Cake and Lemonade
on the public school grounds on Com
mencement evening begining at seven
o'clock for the benefit of the Pipe Organ
fund. Remember Friday Evening.
One of the greatest, blessings a mod
est man can wish for is a good, reliable
set of bowels. If you arc not the hap
py possessor of such an outfit you can
greatly improve the efficiency of those
you have by the judicious use of Cham
berlains Stomach and Liver Tablets. ?
They are pleasant to take and agree
able in effect. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
A Popular Shoe at a Popular Price
$3.50 HL $4.00
The sign of Satisfaction
About $3.50 or $4.00 is the price that the average man wants to pay
for a shoe, and when he pays that he expects a lot of shoe value in
return. He wants a shoe that will be the proper thing for "best"
and also one that will stand the test of "every day" wear. He gets
both in the
We are showing all the new styles
Patent, Tan and Vici.
IF COPELAND'S I
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
A Beautiful Custom Beau
CROSSES OF HONOR.
An Address by Col. Armstrong. Judge
Barksdalc Makes Touching Allusion
To His Old Home and Bids His Old
Comrades affecttng "Good Bye."
Memorial Day was beautifully and
impressively observed here on last
of the Daughters of the Confederacy
and to participate in tho memorial ex
The ladies had prepared a bountiful
dinner and more than 200 of the shat
tered remnant of old veterans came
from all parts of the County to accept
After the veterans were served the
Daughters requested Mr. J. F. Bolt to
invite the strangers in the city, who
were here for the exercises, many of
whom bad come with the veterans, to
dinner. All told not less than 350 per
sons were served with dinner.
It is to be regretted that any of the
Veterans were absent, but circum
stances would have it so.
Likewise some were here who are too
old and feeble to have come on any
The memorial exercises, which con
sisted of songs by the school children,
addresses, presentation of crosses, etc.,
were held in the afternoon in the Court
Too late to be corrected it was found
that the room, which had been beauti
fully decorated with flags, ferns, bunt
ing, cut flowers and pot plants, was
too small to accommodate the crowd
and that even standing room was not
obtainable for a large number.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by Rev. Robt. Adams, after
which the children sang "Maryland,
Col. H. Y. Simpson, Commander of
Camp W. D. Simpson, U. S. C. V.,
himself a finished speaker, introduced
in beautiful and appropriate language,
that gifted son of Erin and lovab'o
South Carolina gentleman, Col. Jas.
Armstrong, of Charleston, who was
the orator of the day.
Colonel Armstrong's reputation as a
graceful and witty speaker had pre
ceded him and the audience were pre
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tiful and finished effort and abounded
in wit, which brought laughter and
pathos, which moved his audience to
tears. Colonel Armstrong spoke first
of the pleasure it gave him to be in
Laurens, especially upon the invitation
of the "Daughters" of the Confederacy
and of how pleased he was to have so
many of them in his audience. He
spoke of some of the gallant soldiers of
Laurens, whom he had had the pleasure
of knowing personally and of how rapidly
the ranks of the South's heroes were
being depicted by a foe more uncon
querable than northern soldiers. A pretty
incident of his speech was his allusion
to Color Sergeant William B. Lamb of
the 3rd S. C. regiment. Colonel Arm
strong said that in the selection of the
10th of May as Memorial Day, South
Carolina honored the memory of Stone
wall Jackson, who passed away on that
day and mentioned that on the 10th of
May, 1904, Sergeant Lamb, a veteran
of Laurens, equally brave had gone to
join his comrades on the other side.
Colonel Armstrong dwelt u,K>n how
unusual it was that a monument
should he raised to a non-commissioned
officer, alluding to the fact that a monu
ment to Sergeant Lamb, will be erected
by J. B. Kershaw Chapter, Dauehters
of the Confederacy.
At the close of his address, which
was all too brief, iittie Miss Virginia
Simpson, a pretty and winsome grand
daughter of the Confederacy, presented
the speaker with a beautiful bouquet of
roses, crimson and white. Colonel
Armstrong raised the little lady in his
arms and kissed her while the audience
Colonel Armstrong was the guest
while in the city of Dr. H. K. Aiken
and left Thursday for Greenwood.
Though his visit was of short duration,
he won the hearts of all Laurens, as he
has the art of doing wherever he goes.
Veterans, "Daughters" and "Sons"
were alike charmed with the speaker
and the man.
The children then sang "The Bonnie
Blue Flag" after which Col. Simpson
introduced Judge Allen Barksdalc, of
Huston, La. He referred to Judge
Barksdalc as a citizen of Laurens who
had been residing for a while in the
State of Louisiana.
Judge Barksdalc referred with pride
of the fact that he was born and reared
I in Laurens, and from Laurens had en
I listed as a soldier of the Confederacy,
lie cited statistics showing the unusual
number of .soldiers that Laurens County
furnished to the cause of the Confed
eracy and stated that in addition to
those in the South Carolina regiments
there were Laurens County men in a
number of tnc regiments of other States
he ventured the assertion that not a bat
tle was fought during the whole war in
which some Laurens blood was no spilled.
He mentioned a number of distinguished
soldiers of other States who were Laur
ens born. He referred to an incident
of his own life of how he had gone af
iei the war to seek his fortunes in the
West, how in I-^iiisana he had sough!
to obtain a school and how handsomely
he had been treated by an old gentle
man and trustee of the school who had
removed from Laurens years before
and who always spoke of in at "Sweet
Laurens," and to him it would always
be "Sweet Laurens."
Judge Harksdale (dosed with a good
bye to his old comardes with whom
"he had drunk out of the same canteen"
which was very affecting.
At the conclousion of his address,
pretty little Carrie Fleming probably
the youngest daughter of the Confed
eracy in Laurens presented .lodge Marks
dale with a lovely bouquet of flowers
which he afterwards reverently laid or
the grave of Sergcnt Lamb. Judge
Barksdale was too moved to acknowl
edge the little lady's courtesy in words.
Judge Barksdale left on Thursday for
his home in Ruston La. his presence
ItAMv.^H *.t, |<i< Mil experience lo nih
friends and a tender memory to his old
comardes, some of whom will probably
not look upon his face again.
Following Judge Barksdale was the
presentation of the crosses to applicants
by Misses Nell Holt, Mary Bowen, Beula
Balle, Claude Crews, Hattie Roland
and Sue Martain.
The procession then formed to march
to the cemetery in the following order:
School children, citizens, Daughters,
Sons and Veterans.
At the cemetery the procession halted
the ranks opened and the order of the
procession was reversed, the veterans
passing between the files along the line
indicated by larger Confederate flags to
the grave of Sorgt. Lamb, color bearer
of Company G. 3rd. S. C. Regiment,
who died suddenly at the close of last
Judge Barksdale carried the old bat
tle flag of the regiment that had been
spirited away from Greensboro by Sergt
Lamb, and which he had waved for the
last time on loth of last May, and when
the procession halted, planted it on his
The procession then marched to tho
pavillion, where Judge 0. G. Thompson
read the names of In ? old comrades who
had been placed on the roll of honor,
which is comprised to those buried in
the cemetery here.
It was observed that four names had
been added since last Memorial Day.
The soldier's graves, all of which had
cecn marked by small Confederate Hags
were then decorated by a profusion of
One of the notable incidents to the
day was the presence of Wash Herron
who was the body servant of Thomas
Barksdale, a gallant soldier of Co. "G"
who fell at Chickamaugu.
Wash has boon regularly enrolled as
a member of tin.' "Briars," and is one
of the most faithful attendants at their
reunions. u,U|Cj mgii atiiuuii
The. closing oxercisos of tho Bailey
High school. Miss Emma Dial, teacher,
will take place on Thursday the 18th.
inst. The exercises will consist of an
entertainment given by the pupils and
addresses by distinguished speakers
There will be a basket picnic and the
public is cordially invited to attend.
Barn Burns near Rocky Springs.
The barn of Mr. 13. B. Hill of the
Rocky Springs section was burned on
Monday evening about six o'clock. So
far as he knew there had boon no one
about the barn since noon. There was
contained in the barn about a hundred
dollars worth of hay and fodder, a hun
dred bushels of corn, a mower and rake,
all of which was lost except a few
bushels of corn in interior of pile.
The Church of the Epiphany.
Divine Service may be expected in
the Episcopal church next Sunday (21st)
night at 8.30 o'clock. No service in tho
morning Oil account of sermon to tho
" nies T. Crows lost a lino COW
o iy morning. Tlio cow appeared
al on Saturday ovoning. It is
s. i>; thai she had eaten something
i)' ,. The eew had bcoil sold, to
hi < . .ored this week, for forty dol
All the dry goods stores in the city
began to close las! Monday afternoon at
six o'clock to continue during the sum
The grocery stores will begin on .lune
1st to close at seven o'clock. This is
one of the wisest measures ever adop
ted by a business community and im
proves the efficiency of the help with
out adding- to t lie cost.
Prof. B. L. Jones has gotten out an
attractive souvenir of the 1.aureus City
Schools in the form of a booklet con
taining sketches of the Laurensvillo
Female College, The Town id' LaurotlS,
The City School, and other general
The souvenirs are to he (riven the
patrons of the schools and others who
may he interested.
If any person should he omitted in
the distribution they can obtain one by
calling on Prof. .Jones who will take
pleasure in furnishing it.
"\ ThanK (he Lord!"
cried Hannah Plant, of Little Kock,
Ark., "for the relief I got from Luck
lens Arnica Salve. It cured my fear
ful running sores, which nothing else
would heal, and from which I had suf
fered for 5 years." It tea marvelous
healer for cuts, burns and wounds. --
Guaranteed at, Palmetto and Laureiis
Drug Co. 25c1 .
The next regular examination for
teachers will he held in the Court
House, Friday, May 19th. Teachers
whoso certificates arc about to expire
will please take notice, in addition to
tho regular subjects, questions will he
submitted on "Hughes Mistakes in
Teaching," Peterman'a Civil Govern
ment and Current Eventi.
R, w. Nash,
County Supt. Education.