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LAURENS, S C WEDNESDAY JULY 19. 190S.
Annual Meeting Held at
White Stone Springs.
Sessions Adjourned Friday Night With
Big Banquet and Much Speech
The annual meeting of the State
Press Association was held during the
past week at White Stone Springs, ad
journing Friday night to meet next
year at the same place. Mr. W. W.
Ball of the News and Courier extended
an invitation to the association to hold
its next meeting in Charleston and the
Isle of Palms. The place of meeting
was decided Friday and White Stone
was again selected after a sharp con
The meeting is reported to have been
the largest in attendance and in results
of any in a long time. Col. E. H. Aull
of Newberry was unanimously re
elected president of the association, a
worthy recognition of a most worthy
and efficient official. ,
A big banquet, furnished by the
White Stone Springs Hotel manage
ment, and a magnificent flow of ora
tory, supplied by a big railroad man and
two or three gubernatorial aspirants,
concluded the 31st annual gathering of
the South Carolina newspaper men and
Wyatt A. and Hugh K. Taylor, 18
and 14 years old grandsons of the late
Col. D. Wyatt Aiken came down from
their home in Greenville on their
wheels Monday, spent the night with
relatives and on to Clinton next morn
ing. During their vacation these
young men are "seeing the country" in
a way that is a delight to a boy's
heart. July sun's count for nothing, if
there's a cool shade for midday.
All who are interested in the care
and protection of Beaverdam Church
cemetery arc requested to meet next
Tuesday, July 24th, for the purpose of
cleaning off the graveyard. The ladies
are expected to be on hand with dinner.
Rev. Ray Anderson, accompanied by
Rev. Mr. Hodges and Mr. Cotton, his
singer, returned to the city Monday
from Greers, where a very successful
meeting, conducted by these evange
lists came to a close Sunday night.
Mr. F. M. Smith, who has been here
several weeks on the account of the se
rious illness of his wife, returned to
Darlington Monday. Mrs. Smith's con
dition is greatly improved.
Mr. E. E. Bishop has resigned his
position as foreman of weaving at the
Laurens Mills and removed to Union,
where he has accepted a similar posi
tion with the Union Cotton Mill.
Misses Hunter and Myra Young of
Union, Louia Simpson and Louise
Sloan of Pendleton are visiting Mrs.
Creswell Garlington and Mrs. J. W.
Mr. Moore Sullivan, who has been a
salesman at Capt. J. M. Philpot's for
some time, went to Spartanburg yes
terday to take a position at tho South
Dr. Clifton Jones is attending the
State Dental Association at White
Stone Springs. He expects to return
to the city Thursday night.
Misses Marjorie Gelder of New York
and Christine Frazier of Ninety Six,
charming visitors in this city for the
past few weeks are attending a big
house party in Chester this week.
To Meet at Harris Springs.
Stomp Springs, July 18.?Please an
nounce in this week's issue, that the
Laurens County Medical Society will
meet at Harris Lithia Springs on the
24th, inst. Interesting topics will be
Job J. Boozer,
Diphtheria relieved in twenty min
?utes. Almost miraculous. Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil. At any drug store.
25 CENT COLUMN.
FOR SALE?Fine Jersey Cow with
young calf. Splendid milker and good
butter cow. Call at once. N. B. Dial.
FOR SALE? Two full blood Berk
shire sows and a few pigs. No fancy
price but the best, stock. W. J. Barks
dale, R. F. D. No. 6, Laurens, S. C. 2t
FOR SALE?Three Jersey cows, gcod
?milkers, with young calves, at reason
able prices. Apply to Dr. A. C. Fuller,
R. F. D. No. 5. Laurens, S. C. 49-3
WANTED DETECTIVES, Responsi
ble, Sharp, Daring Young Men every
\ where. Experience unnecessary. En
close stamp for particulars. Grandell's
Detective Bureau, Philadelphia, Pa.
FOR SALE?A good second hand bi
cycle. Good tires and coaster brake.
Cheap, $15.00 spot cash. Apply to L.
B. Blackwell, Advertiser building, Lau
rens, S. C. 48tf
KODAK Pictures developed, printed
and finished up. Also Kodaks repaired
E. D. Lanoston,
tf At Fleming Bros.
WANTED?Manager; life insurance
company, "exclusively old line," de
sires manager of ability and integrity
to assume charge of branch office on
salary and commission contract. Ex
perience not necessary if sufficient en
ergy an qualifications are possessed.
Excellent opportunity for right party.
Answer, giving refeaences,' age and
business experience. Insurance, care
The Advertiser, Laurens, S. C. 48tf
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. Lewis Simkins of Columbia vis-1
ited in the city during the past week, j
Mr. J. E. Johnson and family were in
Mr. R. G. Wallace of Belfast was in I
Mr. Jno. Y. Garlington made a brief
business trip to Gaffney this week.
Mrs. L. B. Blackwell and little Miss
Rebecca are visiting at Union.
Mr. D. H. Counts has a 65 acre field
of fine corn near the city.
Mr. J. Alvin Curry of Greenwood
spent Sunday with his parents in Dials.
Mr. John A. Barksdale of Qrcen
wood was in the city Monday.
Mr. W. M. Coates and son were in
the city Monday from Cross Hill.
Miss Julia Connor of Greenwood ia
the guest of friends in the city.
Mrs. Alexander Rose is spending
ten days with friends in Charleston.
Master Edward Hook is visiting his
uncle, Mr. R. N. Senn, near Columbia.
Miss Emma Castleberry of Enorcc is
visiting Rev. and Mrs. A. Ross Blakely.
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Donnon of Alma
visited Mr. F. M. Donnon Saturday.
Miss Jessie Dillard of Tylersville vis
ited in the city during the past week.
Mrs. J. Reed Todd and Miss Donnon
are visiting friends in Due West this
Mrs. J. Lee Langston of Darlington
is visiting her brother, Dr. G. F.
Moseley, of Tylersville.
Mrs. Mattie Clark and daughter,
Miss Sula Clark, were in town Friday
Miss Nell Hellams of Greenville is
visiting Mr. Messer Babb's family and
other relatives in the city.
Misses Mary Belle Babb and Willie
May Childress are visiting in Green
ville this week.
Mrs. D. M. Sanders and daughter,
Miss Pearle Sanders of Tylersville were
in town Friday.
Miss Jennie Owings will arrive in the
city this week from Columbia to visit
her aunt, Mrs. R. P. Milam.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Boag of Winns
boro are expected Friday as the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Milam.
.'?Ik e. Dolly and Bessie Roland re
turned yesterday from a visit to Mrs.
J. E. Carlisle in Greenwood.
Mrs. E. J. Hook and little grand
daughter, Mary Senn Hook, have re
turned from a visit in Richland county.
Misses Louise Sitgrcaves of Winns
boro is the guest of the Misses Sit
Messrs. H. P. Garrett and W. C.
Brown of Riddle's Old Field were in
Mrs. J. A. Copeland and children
have returned from a visit to Green
Prof. Alva Langston was in the city
Friday, returning to his school in
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Switzer of Wood
ruff visited in the city Friday and Sat
Mr. W. L. Gray bought 300 bales of
cotton in Spartanburg last week for
Mr. W. N. Knight and little son of
Tumbling Shoals were in the city Sat
Miss Mamie Tolbcrt has gone to
Greenville and Williamston to visit
Mrs. R. Green of Toccoa, Ga., is
spending a few weeks with her son,
Mr. R. L. Green.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lucas and Miss
Mamie Cummings returned from Ashe
ville Monday afternoon.
Mr. Sam McCuen of Abbeville was in
the city Monday, returning from a
visit at Princeton.
The many friends of Mr. Watt Nich
ols will be pleased to know that he is
able to be up again after a long illness.
Mr. and Mrs. David T. Copeland of Hur
ricane visited in the city Sunday and
Misses Lila and Irene Dillard were in
the city yesterday afternoon, returning
from a three week's visit to their
brother, Mr. John Dillard, of Augusta.
Miss Maggie Watt of Honea Path,
who has been the guest of Miss Nannie
Kate Hudgens for several days has
gone to Greenville.
Miss Mamie Hance, after an ex
tended visit to the family of Col. T. B.
Crews, returned to her home in Geor
Ms. Warren Cheek of Hawkinsville,
Ga., is visiting in the city and county.
He says crops in his section are very
After more than a year's absence,
Mr. Mills Hunter is again with R. P.
Milam & Co., where he will be pleased
to greet all his numerous friends.
Mrs. E. S. Herbert will meet the
children and young people at the First
Methodist Church this afternoon at 5:30
o'clock. All are invited to attend this
Mrs. T. C. Summerei and son, Mr.
Spurgeon Summerei, of Clinton, have
recently been on a visit to "Buena
Vista," the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.
NOW IN SESSION.
Opened Monday With Very Good At
tendance-?Profs. Dominick and
Culbertson in Charge.
The County Summer School opened
Monday afternoon at the Graded
School building, with Prof. H. B. Domi
nick of Fountain Inn and Prof. B. Y.
Culbertson of Madden in charge.
The exercises were opened with
prayer, offered by Rev. J. D. Pitts.
County Superintendent of Education
Nash welcomed the teachers and pupils
to the school and made several an
nouncements regarding the work to be
done. Mr. Nash then introduced Prof.
Dominick who made an earnest and
impressive talk concerning the advan
tages and benefits of the State and
County Summer Schools.
Prof. Dominick is in charge of the
departments of Physiology and Hy
giene, English and Pedagogy, while
Prof. Culbertson is teaching Arithme
tic, Algebra, Geography and Civics.
Prof. Culbertson hns been connected
with the Summer Schools for 10 years
and is therefore familiar with the
Prof. Dominick is an enthusiastic and
experienced teacher who has had ad
mirable success as an instructor in the
various Summer and Normal Schools.
The enrollment of teachers for the
first day was very good and the outlook
for a good school is encouraging.
A number of lectures will probably
be given by prominent educators dur
ing the sessions of the school. This can
be definitely announced next week per
The colored Summer School also
opened Monday with Thos. Sanders,
principal of the colored Graded School,
The following enrolled at the white
school Monday afternoon:
Misses Lillic Armstrong, Rosa Baien
tine, Lucia Barksdale, Margaret ("lardy,
Alice Davis, Carrie Dorroh, Mary Gar
rison, Gena Henry, Pearlo Hipp, Bes
sie Hudgens, Carrie Langston, Mamie
L?ngsten, Eliza Lindsay, Pauline Mc
Carley, Ethel McDavid, Lyde E. Milam,
Margaret R. Miller, Nina Owens, Ella
Peterson, Emma L. Sichert; Messrs. T.
O. Burdette, Pierce Coats, L. Dexter
Elledge, Milam O. Owens, Landon E.
Farmers' County Institute.
The County Institute for Farmers,
Wntch ia Lo be conducted under the
auspices of Clemson College, will be
held in this city next Tuesday, duly 25.
The Buttinskies, one of the popular
junior society clubs, together with a
few visitors, were entertained by Miss
Josie Sullivan, Monday evening.
Those who enjoyed Miss Sullivan's
hospitality were: Miss Aurelia Vance of
Clinton and Mr. Frank Crisp; Miss
Gladys Barksdale of Greenwood
and Mr. Clyde Franks; Miss Donie
Counts and Mr. John Wells Todd; Miss
Olie Adams and Mr. Chas. Simpson;
Miss Grace Simmons and Mr. Ed Hart;
Miss Edna Sitgreaves and Mr. Albert
Dial; Miss Carrie Bess Vance and Mr.
Alfred Barksdale; Miss Willie May
Childrcss and Mr. Ernest Easterby;
Miss Elizabeth Shell and Mr. Moore
Union Meeting at Beulah.
The Union Meeting of the Second
and Third Sections of the Laurens
Baptist Association will meet with Beu
lah Baptist Church on Friday before
the fifth Sunday in July, 1905. All the
Churches in the Union will please send
The programme is as follows:
10.30?Introductory sermon by Rev.
I. E. McDavid;alternate, A.R. Blakeley.
I. 00 ?What is true character? Dis
cussed by Rev. J. O. Martin and H. H.
2.00?Do we employ tho methods in
our religious meetings that are likely
to give the best results? Rev. G. W.
Bussey and T. B. Brown.
9.30?Prayer and praise service, con
ducted by A. R. Blakeley.
10.00?What were the characteristics
of the first Christian revival? Rev. J.
D. Pitts, T. H. Burts and R. Hawkins.
II. 00 -ln what respect is the King
dom of Heaven like unto leaven? Matt.
13:33. I. E. McDavid, A. H. Martin
and W. A. Garrett.
12:00?Recess: One hour for dinner.
I. 00?Are we doing what we should
to advance the cause of temperencc in
our association? E. C. Watson, Louis
2.00? What is the meaning of (Isaiah
63:11) He shall see the travail of his
soul, and shall be satisfied? John M.
Hudgens, B. Y. Culbertson and C. B.
9.30?Prayer and praise service, con
ducted by M. C. Compton.
10.00?Can we still improve the work
of the Sunday School? If so, how? J.
O. Martin, John M. Hudgens and C. B.
II. 00?Missionary Sermon by E. C.
Wataon; alternate, J. O. Martin.
M. C. Compton,
O A. m T (TJX 'JSt 3E Y3L .
Bean tb? "Ilto Kind You Have Always BswgM
IN THE SOCIAL REALM.
A Number of Entertainments Marked the
Miss Theo Mulloy of Cheraw, and
Miss Laura Vance of Clinton, arrived
in the city last week to visit Miss Lil
lian Irby at her charming home on Irby
Hill. Thursday evening Miss Irby en
tertained at Progressive Old Maid in
honor of these young ladies, who are
receiving many social attentions at the
hands of the friends of their hostess,
one of the leaders in the social life of
the city. Miss Irby's entertainment
was on a large scale and beautiful dec
orations, dainty appointments by way
of score cards and place cards, and de
licious refreshments, served most at
tractively, tended to make the enter
tainment a handsome affair. Tho dec
orations in the parlor on tho right of
the hallway were entirely of sunflowers
and very striking and effective while
the reception room on the left where
card tables were also arranged, was
a bower of roses.
Mrs. K. E. Babb Entertains the Euchre
At G o'clock Thursday afternoon
the maids and matrons of the Card
Club gathered at the attractive
home of Mrs. Edgcr Babb for a
game of euchre and a bit of gossip.
Mrs. Babb was assisted in receiving by
Mrs. Carroll Miller and Mrs. Jefferson
Adams and a hour at cards passed most
delightfully. Refreshments were then
served, a salad course, followed by the
most tempting of ices and cakes. The
guests were mesdames T. D. Darling
ton, R. F. Jones, W. D. Ferguson, J.
E. Clary, Dial Cray, Jesse Teague, W.
H. Anderson, T. F. Jones of Ninety
Six, C. M. Miller, Jefferson Adams, M.
Ii. Copeland, W. H. Washington,
Misses Talhilah Caine, Emily Meng,
Mrs. Ballcw Entertained.
The hospitable home of Mrs. J. T. A.
Ballcw of Lisbon was the scene of a
large and delightfully informal enter
tainment Saturday evening from 7 to
11 o'clock. The party was given in
honor of four charming girls, Miss
Vivian Watkins of Greenville, Miss
Eugenia Fuller of Ocala, Fla., Misses
Elizabeth and Ella Wharton of Water
loo, the guests of Mrs. Hallow.
Mountville and Lisbon were well re
presented among the guests of the oc
casion and the evening was one of un
alloyed pleasure and enjoyment, con
cluding with a tempting course of re
In Honor of Miss Miutcr.
Sunday's News and Courier contained
tins interesting piece of society news
from its Union correspondent:
"Before returning to her home at
Laurens, Monday, Miss Josephine Min
ter was the honored guest at still other
delight ful social occasions, Mrs. A. G.
Wardlaw entertaining about IK young
ladies on Friday afternoon at (5.?0. This
home, always attractive, was espec
ially so that afternoon, the air per
fumed with sandal-wood and lovely
ferns artfully placed on piano and tea
table in the reception room, with here
and there a vase of fragrant roses.
The pleasant bum of voices mingled for
an hour with delightful music, ren
dered by Miss Minter and Miss ClilTord
at the piano, and the hostess was as
sisted by Mrs. J. E. Squire, Miss Eloisc
Colton in serving to most delicious
cherry frost, the cherries, as well as
the dainty circular cakes, which accom
panied the ice, adding a touch of green
to the white. White peppermints com
pleted the dainty menu.
Miss Kern's Party.
Miss Madge Mcdlock of Mcrna was
the honorcc at a charming entertain
ment last evening given by Miss Mattie
Saxep. Kern at her home on Sullivan
Miss Ethel M. King will give an elo
cution recital at the Gray Court-Owings
Institute, Tuesday evening, July 25th,
at 0 o'clock, for the benefit of the La
dies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian
Church. Admission 10 and 15 cents.
A Moonlight Party.
A party composed of twelve or fifteen
couples drove out and were charmingly
entertained Monday night by Miss Nan
nie Kate Hudgcns, at her delightful
country home a few miles above the
city. The party was chaperoned by Mr.
s'.nd Mrs. J. E. Philpot.
Complimentary to Miss Hodges.
Miss Julia Gilkerson was "at home"
Friday evening to a large number of
her young friends in honor of Miss Susie
Hodges of Greenwood, who has been
her guest since Thursday.
Death of an Aged Citizen.
Mr. John Burdettc, probably tho old
est citizen in the county, having passed
the age of 93, died at bis home near
Dial's Church, Monday, and was buried
Tuesday in the church yard at Dials.
His wife and several children survive
A Successful Meeting.
As a result of a ten days' meeting at
Enoree, Rev. T. C. Jacks baptized
thirty-one candidates for immersion on
last Sunday morning.
When bilious take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. For sale
by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B. F
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, wants
every church to know that a liberal
quantity of the L. & M. Pure Paint will
be given, whenever they paint with L.
& M. Call for it.
COLORED CHURCH BURNED.
Fire Fiend Applies Torch to Mt. Zion
Church at Midnight.
Mt. Zion, one of the largest colored
churches in the county and located
about six miles west of the city, was
totally destroyed by fire late Saturday
night. The belief is strong with all
who arc familiar with the situation,
that the fire was of incindiary origin.
It seems that for some time there has
been wrangling among the members
over the pastor and the business man
agement of the church, and the appli
cation of the torch to the church build
ing is the result, no doubt, of these
Those members who stand for the
church propose to rebuild at once. They
will receive the moral as well as the
material support of the white people of
that community in this undertaking, it
Death of Mr. Ed Lyons.
Mr. J. S. Bennett received a telegram
yesterday morning from Allendalc an
nouncing the sudden death of Mr. Ed
Lyons, which occurred at his home
some time in the forenoon. Mr. Lyons
is pleasantly remembered here as a po
lite and popular salesman at Bennett's,
where he was employed for a number
of years. He was liked by every one
who came in contact with him and his
untimely death is very generally re
MR. FLETCHER BALENTINE DEAD.
Was Suddenly and Fatally Stricken, Dying
While Attending Prayer Meeting.
Just as he had concluded an earnest
religious talk at the prayer meeting ser
vices in Greene Street Baptist church
last night, and had called on some one
to lead in prayer, Mr. D. F. Balentine
was suddenly and fatally stricken, and
expired in his seat.
The prayer meeting had nearly ended
and the sudden death of Mr. Balentine
created considerable commotion among
the congregation. Persons hastened
to the spot where the dead man lay, to
offer aid and succor, but he was beyond
human skill. The body was carried to
the home of the deceased on Forest
street, where his grief-stricken widow
and four children mourn the sudden tak
ing off of the head of the family. Mr.
Balentine moved to the city from Lau
rens county eight years ago, and work
ed in the cloth room of the Spartan
Mills until his health gave away, about
two years ago. He had been afflicted
with dropsy and incapacitated from
work for "Gn'.c time The immediate
cause of his death is attributed to an
acute attack of heart disease. He was
forty-nine years of age, and was a quiet,
unobstrusive Christian man, who loved
his church and his fellow man.
The remains of Mr. Balentine will be
buried in the Magnolia street cemetery
this afternoon. The hour of the funeral
has not been nnnounccd. ?Spartanburg
Herald, Tuesday, July 18th.
Mr. David Balentine, a brother of the
I deceased, and other relatives from here,
attended the funeral of Mr. Balentine
in Spartanburg yesterday afternoon.
Cotton Report Scandal.
A month ago Richard Cheatham, of
Atlanta, Secretary of the Southern
Cotton Growers Association, went to
Washington and lodged charges with
Secretary of Agriculture, Wilson, to
the effect that the cotton reports issued
monthly from his office had been tam
pered with, that advance information
concerning the reports had been fur
nished speculators for the purpose of
controlling the market.
An investigation followed and the
leakage as charged has been officially
Associate Statistician Holmes has
been dismissed and it is likely that the
department will be reorganized.
Resolutions adopted by the Pastor's
Aid and Missionary Societies and the
King's Daughters Circle, of the First
Presbyterian Church, upon the death
of Mrs. C. D. Barksdale:
Whereas God in his infinite wisdom
has seen fit to remove our beloved
friend and co-worker, therefore, be it
j 1. That we willingly submit to His
wise providence, knowing that He
"doeth all things well."
2. That we are grateful for tho sweet
privilege of having had among us this
beautiful Christian character.
3. Though her place is vacant in our
midst the spirit of this sweet life will
ever live to shed sunshine in our hearts.
4. That we extend our deepest sym
pathy to her husband and daughter and
pray that God may bless and comfort
5. That these" resolutions be spread
upon the Minutes of our Societies; that
a copy be sent to the bereaved family
and one each to the county papers.
Mrs. Rout. Adams,
Mrs. T. F. Simpson,
Mrs. P A. Simpson,
Mrs. Ji, K. AlKEN.
To Meet at Bcavcrdam.
The Union of the Fourth Division of
the Laurens Baptist Association will
meet with Bcavcrdam Church, Satur
day, July 29th, 1905.
10.00 -Sermon by Rev. J. T. Taylor;
alternate, J. B. Parrott.
11.15?The Missionary Spirit as ex
emplified in the life of Paul.?J. L.
Boyd, W. H. Pinson, J. T. Taylor.
12.00 ? Intermission.
I. 30?Liberality in Christian Giving,
(2nd Cor. 9th ch.)-W. P. Turner, J.
II. Wharton. J. B. Parrott.
2.30- Fidelity to God as exemplified
in the life of Daniel, (1) in faith, (2) in
yrofession, (3) in conduct. ? T. C. Jacks,
. A. Martin, W. P. Culbertson.
sunday morning, july 30TH.
10.00-State Missions-J. B. Parrott,
?I. II. Wharton.
II. 00?Missionary Sermon by J. A.
Martin; alternate, T. C. Jacks.
All Churches will please send up full
W. P. Culbertson,
Fortieth Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
McCaslan's Marriage Celebrated in
Clinton, July 18.?On their return
Friday from a visit to West Springs,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. McCaslan were
given a most pleasant surprise. It be
ing the fortieth anniversary of their
marriage, a large number .of their
friends had been invited to meet them
at the home of their daughter, Mrs. W
B. Owens. The ruby color was carried
out in decorations, refreshments and
souvenirs, which were given the guests
by little Mary Scaife, the youngest
grandchild, Miss Mary Owens, another
granddaughter, served the punch.?
Many wishes for other occasions of the
kind were expressed by all present.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Summerei, Mr.
and Mrs. Clayte Bailey and Miss
Minnie Little are at Glenn Springs for
Mr. Tom McCrary and Miss Marga
ret Johnson of Ncwberry arc visiting
relatives here for a few days.
Mrs. Boatright of New York is the
guest of her niece, Miss Libbic Spen
Mrs. George Young has as her at
tractive guest, Miss Annie Lou Able, of
Mrs. Arthur Copeland is up from Co
iumbia for a month's stay with Mrs. J.
Miss Amy Robertson returned Sat
urday from a trip to Atlanta.
Dr. IL C. Wofford and Dr. Homer
Todd arc at White Stone, attending the
Lisbon, July 18. ?Mrs. Cora Whar
ton and son, Walter, are visiting Mrs.
J. T. A. Ballcw for a fortnight.
Mrs. T. S. Tcague has been quite, ill
for the past two weeks. Her sister,
Mrs. Allison of Madden is spending this
week with her.
Mr. W. P. Morris returned from
Blythewood yesterday, after spending
several days with relatives.
Crops are looking very much im
proved since we have had so many nice
rains. Old corn will do very well after
all, wc arc glad to state.
Mr. J. T. A. Ballcw will leave Fri
day for Union to visit his mother and
brothers for ten days.
Mrs. J. N. Wright and others arc
planning to leave for the mountains the
first of August.
Mrs. Kate Holmes of Laurens is
spending this week with her son, Mr,
A. R. Holmes. Mrs. Clatworthy of
Honca Path is also visiting Mr. Holmes.
Mr. E. F. Tcague of Columbia was
up one day last week to see his father.
Mr. Wm. Brown is threshing the
wheat crop in this neighborhood. This
is a very kind act on the part of Mr.
Brown as the crop was very poor. The
people of Lisbon appreciate it.
REMEDY POR HAY FEVER.
After Trying Other Treatments, Hyoinci
Was Used with Perfect Success.
Before the discovery of Hyomei the
only advice a physician could give his
hay fever patients, was to go away
from home, but now anyone who is
subject to this disease can, if Hyomoi
is used, stay at home without fear of
sneezing, watery eyes, and other dis
J. F. Forbes, a well known Western
railroad man, whose home is at Mc
Cook, Nebraska, writes: "I have never
had any relief from any remedy for
hay fever, even temporarily, until 1
discovered the merits of Hyomei. I
always recommend it when occasion
There is no offensive or dangerous 1
stomach dosing when Hyomei Js used.
This reliable remedy for the cure of all
diseases of the respiratory organs is
breathed through a neat inhaler that
comes with every outfit, so that the
air taken into the throat and lungs is
like that of the White Mountains or
other health resorts, where hay fever
The fact that The Laurens Drug Co.
agree to refund the money to any hay
fever sufferer who uses Hyomei with
out success, should inspire confidence
in its power to effect a cure. A com
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens,
City of Laurens.
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE PUBLIC PEACE AND
Be It Ordained by the City Council
of Laurens, in regular session assem
bled and by the authority of the same:
Section 1. From and'after the pas
sage of this Ordinance it shall be un
lawful for any person or persons to
drink any Spirituous, Malt, Vinous,
Fermented, Brewed, or other Liquor
which contains Alcohol and is used as a
beverage, on any street, highway,
park, or public place within the incor
porate limits, of the City of Laurens.
Section 2. Any person found guiltv
of the violation of this Ordinance shall
be fined in the sum of not less than
Five Dollars, nor more than Fifty
Dollars, or be imprisoned for a period of
not less than Ten Days, nor more than
Thirty Days, with or without the impo
sition of bard labor.
Done and ratified by the City Coun
cil of Laurens^ and the seal of the
City hereto affixed this 12th dav of
W. R. RICHEY,
L. G. Balle, [seal]
Clerk of Council.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
There were 13 deaths from heat in
New York city Thursday.
J. M. Kinard sold 300 bales of cotton
in Greenwood last Monday at 10 3-4.
Twenty-four leaders of the recent
riots in Odessa were hanged Thursday
and a batch of 17 more are awaiting
execution for the same offense. The
hangings are public.
H. C. Beattie, President of the Blue
Uidge Railroad Company, Cashier of
the Greenville National Bank and a di
rector in several other institutions in
and around Greenville, died Saturday,
Arthur Speegle, son of J. E. Speegle,
former supervisor of Greenville, was
arrested Saturday night and placed un
der a heavy bond, charged with ob
taining money under false pretenses
while a clerk in his father's office. The
arrest was the result of the official in
vestigation now being made into the
affairs of the supervisor's office. The
arrest caused a big sensation.
Concerning the School Library.
Editor Advertiser: The School Li
brary will continue to be opened on
Fridays from 5 to 6 P. M. The teach
ers in town will have charge and aid
the pupils in selecting their books.
We are gratified with the interest
manifested by pupils and patrons in us
ing the library during the summer.
Already about 575 books have been
read. We would urge the pupils to
make full use of the library before
school opens when they will not have
.so much time for outside reading.
Pupils failing to return the books
within two weeks will not be al
lowed further use of the library, unless
they can furnish excuses satisfactory
to the teachers in charge. There are
quite a number of books out now that
should be returned next Friday, and by
doing so it will save the teachers trou
ble in sending for them.
B. L. Jones,
Laurens, S. C.
Only one remedy in the world that
will at once stop itchiness of the skin in
any part of the body; Doan's Ointment.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
Tribute of Respect.
At a recent meeting of the members
of New Prospect Baptist Church the
following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, God in His infinite wisdom
and kind providence has removed from
us our beloved brother, W. L. Cunning
ham. Therefore be it Resolved?
First: That while we bow in humble
submission to Him who giveth and tak
cth away, we greatly deplore the loss
sustained by the death of our brother.
Second: That we hereby testify that
in his death our community has lost a
kind and obliging neighbor; our county
and higher governments, a good citi
zen; our school district, an excellent
trustee and enthusiast for the cause of
education; our Sunday School a faith
ful teacher and earnest worker; and
our Church, a consistent member and
Christian man; that the South had none
more desirous of peace, yet none braver
Third: That our sympathy is hereby
extended to his bereaved wife, children
and other relatives.
Fourth: That a copy of these resolu
tion be placed in our record book and
also published in our county papers and
Respectfully submitted by
J. A. P. Moore,
Jno. R. Finley,
B. Y. Culbertson,
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens, N
City op Laurens.
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING
THE DESECRATION OF THE
Be It Ordained by the City Council
of Laurens in regular session assembled
and by the authority of the same.
1. That on sind after the passage of
this Ordinance it shall be unlawful for
any person or persons to play at or in
any tavern inn, hotel, store, or in
any house used as a place of gaming,
barn, stable kitchen, office, bank,
barber shop, dwelling house, or in
any other house of whatsoever kind,
or in any street, highway, open
woods or field, or other place within
the corporate limits of the City of Lau
rens, at any game or games with cards
or dice or any gaming table, commonly
called A. B. C., or E. O., or gaming
table known or distinguished by any
other letter or figures, or by any other
name, or roley holey, or any vogue et
noir, or any faro bank, or any other
bank or table of the same or like kind
under any denomination whatever, or
any game or games, of billiards, pool,
bowls, backgammon, chess, whist or
drafts on the Sabbath Day, commonly
called The Lord's Day.
"2. Any person or pontons violating
any of the provisions of this ordinance
shall, on conviction, be sentenced to
pay si fine of not less than Five Dollars
nor more than Fifty Dollars, or be im
prisoned for a period of not less than
I'en Days, nor more than Thirty Days.
Dom- and ratified by the City Council
of Laurens, and the seal of the City
hereto affixed this 12th day of July,
W. R. RICHEY,
L,. G. Balle, [seal]
Clerk of Council.
R. KEITH DARGAN
Former President of Two
TOOK CARBOLIC ACID.
His Brother, Pegram Bargain, Bought
the Poison and Gave it to the
Robt. Keith Dargan, formerly presi
dent of tbo Independent Cotton Oil
Company, and the Darlington Trust
Company, two big concerns which re
cently failed committed suicide in his
father's law ollice in Darlington Tues
day night by taking 4 ounces of car
bolic acid. He left a note to his wife,
saying that it was his act. As soon as
the affairs of both concerns were placed
in the hands of receivers Mr. Dargan
became very much depressed and his
rash act caused very little surprise to
those familiar with the situation. He
belonged to the family of Dargans,
prominent in the Pee Dee section.
At the Coroner's inquest it developed
that Pegram Dargan, a brother, bought
the poison, went to the office with his
brother about 8 o'clock and remained
with him until be died. He stood by
and saw his brother take the poison and
after he died he called a physician.
Pegram Dargan, however, was not
held responsible for his brother's death
by the coroner's jury.
The suicide of Mr. Dargan and the
attendant circumstances, following the
failure of two large enterprises, caused
a big sensation in Darlington and
throughout the State.
Greenville Well Shackled.
A recent issue of the Greenville News
contained the following story:
"Some rather interesting informa
tion about the convict system of Green
ville was brought out yesterday while
the special investigating committee,
which is looking into the financial af
fairs of the county, had a witness un
der examination. The witness was
Rowley J. Smith, tho blacksmith. It
was found that during the year 1904
Smith made 384 pairs of shackles, the
cost of which ranged from $'2.25 lo
$3.50 a pair. Smith began this work in
1901, and the earlier charges were fif
teen cents a pair. Experts say that
these chain contrivances for holding
prisoners can be made at a profit at ten
cents a pair. The total amount of the
Smith claim for 1904 was isl.GSO, and it
was not a good year for shackles at
"The committee is investigating what
it considers exhorbitant claims and it
was found that many of those present
ed by Smith had been approved by the
board of county commissioners, a num
ber being held by merchants who have
not been paid.
"This is not all of the work which
will be brought before the limelight."
Nature Gives Timely Warnings That No
Laurens Citizen Can Afford to Ignore.
DANGER SIGNAL NO 1 comes from
the Kidney secretions. They will warn
you when the kidneys are sick. Well
kidneys excrete a clear, amber fluid.
Sick kidneys send out a thin, pale and
foamy, or a thick, red, ill-smelling
urine, full of sediment and irregular of
DANGER SIGNAL No. 2 comes
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heavy, or sharp and acute, tell you of
sick kidneys and warn you of the com
ing of dropsy, diabetes and Bright's
disease. Doan's Kidney Pills euro sick
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Robert Sexton. wheelwright and
blacksmith, of 202 Laurens Street,
says: "1 can recommend Doan's Kid
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They cured me of a very severe case of
backache from which 1 had suffered
greatly and could find no relief. A
nasty dull aching across the loins lath
ered me day and night and when
through with*the business cares of tla
day to go to bed and go! a good night's
sleep was something I had not been
able to do for a long- lime. The secre
tions from the kidneys gave me trou
ble, were dark colored, strong and full
of sediment and disturbed my rosl nt
night on account of their too frequent
action. 1 used numerous medicines
and wore plasters without beneficial re
sults. Seeing Doan's Kidney Pills ad
vertised I went to the Palmetto Drug
Co.'s store and got a box. The change
for the better was noticeable almost at
oncCj and since using two boxes of
them according to directions my back
has not ached, the secretions have be
come normal and 1 do not have to get
up at night tit all. 1 feel fifteen years
younger than I did before 1 used Doan's
Kidney Pills. "
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