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STOCK HOLUM IIS
Mr. Dial Rcelected President?New
Members Added to the Board
Tho annual mooting of the stock
holders of the Wares Shoals Manu
facturing Company was hold at Wares
Shoals on Saturday.
The meeting was made the occasion
for a big picnic and barbecue, a regu
lar custom of President Dial and the
About a thousand people attended
tmd the day was greatly enjoyed.
In the afternoon the meeting of the
Stockholders was held with Solicitor R,
A. Cooper presiding, Dr. H. K. Aiken
and Wm. Lancaoter, acting Secretaries.
President Dial's annual report was
submitted, showing the exact status of
the affairs of the big enterprise.
After ascertaining that a majority of
the stock was present an election for
nine directors was entered into, the
following being chosen: J. O. C. Flem
ing, N. B. Dial, Laurens; J. T. John
son, Sparlunburg; Benjamin Riegel,
Benj. D. Riegel, John S. Riegel, Geo.
E. Riegel, Howard Riegel, E. W.
Sparks, New York.
At a subsequent meeting the Board
of Directors rcelected N. B. Dial Presi
dent and Benj. D. Riegel was chosen
The Riegels are at the head or largely
interested in the biggest paper and cot
ton bag manufacturing plants in the
country, located in New York and Now
The purchase of stock in the Wares
Shoals Company represents their first
investment in the South.
President Dial naturally feels very
much elated over the prospect of a suc
cessful issue of the developement of
this great water power. The full cap
italization of the plant, $500,000 in com
mon stock, is now assured.
Work will be pushed at once and it is
the purpose of the management to have
the mill in operation in about four
Negro Woman Killed.
In a free-for-all fight with guns, pis
tols and knives at a negro frolic on Mr.
Marshal Williams' place, two miles
from Goldville Saturday night, Mary
Robertson was fatally shot, dying
Monday, and seven men were more or
less seriously wounded.
Jim Kellett, who is charged with
.shooting the woman, was arre: d in
this city Tuesday morning by Shjriff
Duckett and placed in jail.
^ Tho Kind You Have fthim "
SESSIONS COURT CONVENED MONDAY
Heavy Docket to be Disposed of. Seven*
teen Murder Charges. Some of
The Court of General Sessions con
vened Monday with Judge J. C. Klugh
presiding. Solicitor Cooper and Sten
ographer Aull were at their respective
places, O. W. Babb, Deputy Clerk of
Court, is discharging the duties as
Clerk in an efficient manner. He is as
sisted by F. B. Bolt of Alma.
The docket is a heavy one. There
were 16 murder charges at the opening
of Court, and on Tuesday morning an
other, Jim Kelly, colored, was added to
The following cases were disposed of
Monday: John Parks, negro, convicted
of assault and battery, $5.00 or 16 days.
Ried Downs, negro, pleaded guilty to
housebreaking, 10 months.
Mose Williams, negro, pleaded guilty
to housebreaking, 15 months.
John Peterson, negro, convicted of
assault and battery of a high and agri-1
vated nature, 12 months.
Yesterday the trial of the State vs.
Balle Parka, colored, indicted for mur
der, engaged tho Court during the fore
In the afternoon the case of the State
vs. Dorroh Griffith was heard.
The case against five Mountvillo ne
groes, who have been in jail since last
Christmas, charged with killing Dan
Fuller, colored, at Mountvillo, was nol
pressed yesterday, and the prisoners
given their liberty.
The following true bills in the cases
that have not come to trial, have been
reported by the Grand Jury: The State
vs. John Wallace, colored, murder;
Lewis Farrow, colored, violation of the
dispensary law; Powell H. and W. Y.
Baldwin, white, Jno. Wesley Hender
son, colored, murder; Clarence Neely,
colored, murder; Wash Henderson, Tom
Green, Pet Allen, Red Sullivan, colored,
riot; Virge Williams, colored, murder.
No bills were returned in those cases:
J. II. Atkinson, Clyde Mahaffey, John
Cole, murder; Fcrrell Milam, assault
and battery with intent to kill and car
j rying concealed weapons.
The Annual meeting of tho Stock
holders of the Peoples Loan & Exchange
Bank, Laurens, S. C, will be held in
the offices of the Bank, at Laurens, S.
C, on August 22nd, 1905, at 11 o'clock,
J. W. Todd, W. A. Watts,
W. L Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, Knows
it for a fact, that the L. & M. Paint
has the reputation of being the leader
all the world over. That its actual cost
[ is only $1.20 a gallon.
FARMERS' COUNTY INSTITUTE.
Was Held Yesterday Conducted by
Clemson College Professors.
Tne Laurens County Farmers' Inst
itute met in the City Opera House on
yesterday at 11 A. M. Mr. J. N.
Wright called the meeting to order.
There was a fairly good attendance
but Mr. Wright explained that there
had been some confusion as to dates on
account of the miscarriage of a letter,
which accounted for no more farmers
The first speaker introduced was
Prof. D. W. Daniel of Clemson Col
lege. His topic was "Industrial Educa
tion in our Common Schools." Prof.
Daniel is a fluent and forcible speaker
and we would be glad if it were possi
ble to reproduce his speech here. He
is a Laurens County boy and Laurens
County is proud of him.
Prof. C. L. Newman was the next
speaker. He was not well and did not
feel like making an address but made
i some valuable observations. His talk
was interogatory and the opportunity
was given to those present to question
him and to learn of the matters that
had puzzled them.
Dr. L. A. Klein was the last speaker.
Dr. Klein is a young man but is well up
in his profession of veterinary surgery.
He took us ins topic the foot of the
I horse. He explained the anatomy of
the horse's foot, its diseases and their
causes and the best methods of their
prevention and some of the simplest
remedies for their cure.
The meeting was very interesting
and instructive and those who were for
tunate enough to be there were well
Met at Harris Springs.
The regular bi-monthly meeting of
the County Medical Association was
held at Harris Springs on Monday with
Dr. Boozer presiding.
The feature of the meeting was the
reading of a paper on "Headache, and
its relation to diseases of the eye, ear
throat and nose," by Dr. J. W. Jervey
of Greenville. He urges that the gen
eral practitioner should more carefully
examine these organs as possible causa
tive factors of headache.
The paper was freely disdussed by
the various members present.
Woodville Woodmen Picnic.
The picnic given annually by the
Woodville camp, W. O. W., took place
last Friday. The speakers for the oc
cassion were R. W. Nash, R. W. Nich
ols and Solicitor Cooper, whose speeches
were devoted to Woodcraft. Mr. C. A.
Power, County Auditor and a prominent
Woodman, presided. As usual a big
crowd was present and a fine picnic din
ner was enjoyed.
Dots from Dials.
Miss Maude Shell is tho guest of Miss
Messrs. A. S. Rowel I and George
Doggett of Piedmont spent Saturday
night with Mr. Goo. E. Putman and
Mrs. J. C. Godfrey, who had her col
lar bone broken by being jerked down
by a calf a few days ago, is improving.
Prof. A. Q. Rico commenced a Sum
mer school at this place Monday.
Quito a number from this vicinity at
tended tho Masonic picnic at Gray Court
last Saturday, and report a good time.
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
tho stomach, the liver and kidneys
strong and active. Burdock Blood Bit
tors does it.
Masonic Picnic at Gray Court.
On Saturday at Gray Court the mem
bers of Schrocder Lodge, A. F. M.,
celebrated their annual public meeting
with speaking and the customary picnic
features of these popular occasions.
Mr. A. S. Rowell of Piedmont was the
principal speaker of tho day.
Bet ?.?????? Friends*
Gladys?Jerrold ?? srtytog all round
that you uro wovtti your weight In
gold. ' Ethel?Tho foolish hoy: Who la
tie snylug H to? Gladys?Ills creditors,
WIIllntT tn ObllK*?.
Man In the Street I don't ?Klieve a
word of your story. Tranm uue mo
ment, then, mister, and I'll tell yon a
different one. _
CURfT FOR~HAY~ fever.
(.aureus Drug Co. Say Hyomei Will Give
kVlii'f -Sold Under Guarantee.
Tho season for hay fever is almost at
hand, ami many people fool that they
will be obliged to go in order to avoid
the snoozing, watery eyes, and other
annoying symptoms of this disagreea
ble summer disease.
The Laurens Drug Co. wish us to an
nounce that when Hyomei is used as a
preventive, or a cure, there will be no
nay fever. They advise daily treat
ment with Hyomei for two or three
weeks before the usual time for the an
nual appearance of hay fever. If this
is done, tho attack will be prevented.
However, if the preventive treatment
is not started soon enough, and the dis
ease makes its appearance, use Hyo
mei six or seven times daily, and relief
will be given at once.
There is no stomach dosing when
Hyomei is used. Breathed through the
neat pocket inhaler that comes with
every out (it , its medicated air reaches
the minutest air colls, killing all germs
and soothing and healing the mucous
The complete Hyomei outfit costs
but $1, extra bottles 50 cents. It is the
only treatment for hay fever sold hy
The Laurens Drug Co. under a guar
antee to refund the money if it docs
not give satisfaction.
S*r?lla of Ancient Barypt.
From what has come down to us,
written, pat?tcd or chiseled, tho Kgyp
linn lonl must have been a great swoll.
The details of the twelfth dynasty
show Egyptian elegance at Its beat.
The lonl has a male housekeeper, his
mlatre ll'boto, called "superintendent of
the provision house." There was a
"superintendent of the baking bouse,"
und the mixer of drinks hud the title
of "scribe of the sideboard." Perhaps
be was a butler and regulated tho sup
ply of wines from the collar. Thoro
were gardouers, porters and handicraft
men, all busy in attending to the mas
tor. "A preparer of sweets" must
have been a confectioner. The Egyp
tian when ho was no lougcr mortal
bad hope;* of being well f?>d In Ibo
liep, after, as he believed he would be
nourished In his particular' heaven
with abundant goose and beef. Offer
Inns tj gods show the variety of the
Egyptian menu, anil In one are Includ
ed It'll Kinds of e inked meat, live kinds
of birds or game, sixteen varieties of
bread and cake, six assorted wines,
four brews of beers, eleven sorts of
fruits and tin endless number of sweet
Klnwcr* In .Northern IIi.mhIh.
An English traveler In northern Hits
sl i writes to the Gardener's Chronlelo
that nothing surprised him mote than
the universal proaouoo of well grown
dowering plants in dwelling rooms.
Uvoii in the colls of monasteries and in
tin* studios of city photographers far
ther north tli.1:1 Archangel be found
stub plants as oleanders, crotons pe
largoniums and fuchsias In almost
every room. The double windows, so
necessary to keep out the cold, have n
draft tight space between them rtlled
with flowering plants, and It docs not
seem necessary to open them for air
during the short hot sutunter. From
September to June the country is
burliKl In huow and shut In by lee. 'Hie
average temperature for .Tnnunry Is
only 10 degrees. The July tempera
ture, however, bus an average of 00
degrees I'., which is hnnlly to be won
dered at wllOU it Is remembered that
the fnm shines twenty-two hours out
of tho twenty-four.
I.oat tho I'rltc,
James ('rowsley, n noted lOngllsh bib
liomaniac, hied him one memorable day
to a bookstall In Bhudeblll market and,
spying a little volume, took It up and
glanced carelessly through It. After
awhile be itHkod It* price from an old
woman and was told It was two and
sixpence. "I'll give you sixpence for
It," said Crossloy. "Nay," replied the
poor old dame; "It cost me 2 shillings."
Whereupon our book devourer threw it
down In disgust and retired. A gentle
man, overhearing the altercation,
stepped forward und purehaned It nt
the sum demanded. Crossloy returned
soon after and, noticing the book had
gone, anxiously Inquired what had be
come of It. "Sold," iinswrnil the wo
man, "for what you refused to give."
"Tell me who bought It. and I'll gtvo
him 10 shillings for It!" mild Crosslcy
eagerly. The moral is self evident.
Ben water Is a complicated mixture
of a great variety of substances.
Roughly speaklug, It consists of W%
per Ceht of fresh water plus 3Vj per
cent of mineral salt*. Three-fourths of
these ?alt? are chloride of sodium, or
common tnbio sah, and tho next largest
constituent Is chlorldo of magnesium.
After these como sulphate of magne
sium, sulphate of lime, sulphate of pot
ush, bromide of magnesium and carbo
mite of lime. Iu addltlou to these sub
stances sea water contains minute
quantifies of quite a variety of ele
ments, Includlug Iodine, phosphorus
and arsenic. It also contains some sil
ver, copper, sine, nickel, cobalt, iron
nnd gold. There Is said to be '2 cents'
worth of gold In every pailful of sea
water, but as yet nobody has found a
way to extract It. Copper and zinc are
found In some sea weeds, and certain
species of coral Is three mtlllonths sil
Stonewall Jnckwon'? BnttleN.
Stonewall Jacksou's negro body serv
ant knew before anybody olso when a
battle was Imminent. "The general
tells you, I suppose," said one of the
Soldiers. "I.awd, no, sir! l)e gln'ral
uuvver tell me nothin*. I obsarvutcs do
'tentKm of do gln'ral dls way: Co'80 be
prays Jest llfco we all uiornln' an* night,
but when be gits up two, three times in
a night to pray den I rubs my eyes an'
gits up, too, an* packs tie haversack,
ca'se I done flue out (lore's gwlne to be
old boy to pay right away." -From
Mrs. Roger A. Pryor's "Itemlnlscen
ndlM> Birds* Neu?.
The nests eaten by eastern people
are made by birds of the swift tribe,
which are remarkable for the character
of thrjr saliva. This, being extremely
sticky, quickly sets into a substance
resembling gelatin, of which their edl
bte nest?i are made. In sbnpo these
resemble half a saucer and aro usually
to lw? found In eaves, attached to rooks.
They have no particular taste, but
serve as a basis for thick, clear soup,
to which various flavorings may be
added at pleasure.
Spidern nn Medicine
Formic odd has been used for a Ion
time by the Matabele natives In Af
rica os a cure for malaria and ague.
It Is taken by them in the form of spl
ders. These insets contain a largo
proportion of formic acid. A traveler
In Africa says that a meal or two of
spiders cured him permanently of on
attack of ague.
A WorKC St "uro.
Mrs. Crawford Now that tho honey
moon is over, 1 suppose you find yo'.K'
husband has grown economical with
his kisses? Mrs. Crnbshaw?Ho has
reached a worse stage than Hint, my
dear. lie bos grown economical with
his money. Illustrated Bits.
He-Is Pbo really so curious? She
Curlous! Why, she'd listen to ndvico
Just to find out what It was.
The C*dar, r>pr?*<? and the Omng*
Tree Mliia-le Their Kollnsre.
Perhaps nothing about Itnllau gar
dons atrlkos us as so wonderful as the
arbor walks, or pergolas, where nature
seems so absolutely docile to the baud
of man. Tbo desire Is to make a deuse
Shade?a retreat where one . can shut
out the hot sun and to Croats this troes
of a great many dlffereut sorts have
been planted close together and their
brunches so carefully Interwoven that
they form a complete trellis on the two
sides and above, so that cedar, cypress,
orange and lemon trees mingle their
foliage, all seeming to be lighted up
by the pale golden globes of the fruit.
With us the merest twigs of such trees
would lie supposed to have u stubboru
Individuality, rendering It Impossible
to train them to take the place of vines.
In Italy for centuries everything has
been done to create a grateful shade at
noon, whore one ran rest or sleep and
leave the world outside to the cicadas,
that, when thousands of them take
voice together at once, make rather a
soothing sound. Along the terraces of
the Villa Carlottrt, on the lake of
C'omo, these covered nrbor walks lead
Into groves of Ilexes, and there until
past midsummer out of the silence and
coolness the nightingales sing not only
all night, but all day long.
In spite of the lavish beauty of the
land, the Impression that remains after
summer travel in Italy is of the In
habitants living very close to nature,
almost subordinating her operations
to tbclr own needs. Nature Is so prun
ed, so tended, her least effort so press
ed Into the service of man. The plumy
cypresses. It is true, have nothing to do
but stand sentinel by the bei v Id ore ter
races; so with the Ilexes. Hut the pop
lars are trimmed to flagpoles for the
sake of fugotn, and every leaf of the
mulberry tree-., across which the vinos
Hin? their festoons and garlands, is
destined to feed the silkworms, and
BS soon as the maggots are ready to
eat, tho peasants, with huge bags, mount
the trees and strip each brai eh of it-;
foliage. The olive orchards tliat make
a silver mist on the hillsides are hu-/
perfecting their IHOflll harvest.
Wherever a ledge of rock offers an
Italian peasant makes a garden, carry
ing up the soil sometimes into almost
Inaccessible places, nut there he will
I plant leeks, herbs, salad and beans, be
[ sides a patch of wheat, the latter not
for the half loaf of bread It might
make, but to furnish straw to plait
j hats in winter.
I Nature I-: no niggard. The little red
popples blossom out of every cranny
and chink and make a blaze of color
In the most unexpected places. Oleum
dors have a way of tossing their tufts
of rosy blossoms along tho white walls,
Hengal roses, clove pinks, carnations
and larkspurs grow wherever they can
be tended and a little rill of water di
rected to their "sc. but the summer of
Italy is of great bent, and after the
great gush of flowers in spring the
vaunted Italian gardens remain dry
And' Cotv 8he<1a.
One of the most Interesting studies of
Insect life Is the relationship between
ants and plant lice, or aphlds. These
plant lice supply honey dew from tho
juices which they tako as food from
plants. Tho ants aro very fond of this
sweet substanco and caro for the
aphlds In a manner that seems to us
surprisingly intelligent. They some
times carry them bodily to a better
feedlug ground and drive away certain
of their enemies. It Is claimed that
they even build sheds of mud lu the
trotehos of shrubs and small trees. On
lecount of this Insect relationship one
*uny truthfully cull tho ants "farmers,"
'.he aphlds "cows'* and theso protecting
liud cases "cow sheds."?St. Nicholas.
The Q>e*?ent Bvll.
The Persian author Baad! tells a sto
Kf of thoe sages?a Grook, nn Indian
acl\ a Persian?who lu the presenco of
the Persian monarch debated this
question, Of all evils Inetdent to hu
manity which Is tho greatest? The
Grecian declared, "Old age oppressed
with povertyy' the Indian answered,
"Pain with Impatience," while tho
Persian, bowtng low, mado answer,
"The greatest evil, O king, that I can
conceive is tho couch of death without
one good deed of life to light the dark
Amerlcnn Womon'n JcwoU.
To the uveragc English woman her
Jewelry Is merely au adjunct, having
no particular connection with the rest
of her toilet, but added at random.
Not so with the transatlantic smart
woman. She dresses to her Jewels and
has her gowns made to match them, j
Tendon Motorist and Traveler.
Jack find .Till In Xorwnr.
A writer on Norway says, "Our fa-'
miliar nursery friends Jack and Jill
nre descendants of HJukl and BI1, tho
'-?bblng and flowing tides, the tumbling
Crests of which, breaking one over an
chor as tho waves wash tho shore, aro
lather aptly described in the nursery
Mrs. Shoplelgh -What! Pay $14.00
'for a hat like that? Why, it's out
rageousl Salesman -But you forget.
iv?d*afc..&4ias been especially rod need
Vrom $10. Mrs. B.?Oh, in that enso I'll
take It. You see, I didn't know it bad
been reduced.- Washington Life.
Christianity wants nothing so much'
in the world as sunny people. Tho old
are hungrier for love than for bread.?
Davis, Roper & Company's
IS NOW GOING ON.
We have let out the contract to have our entire Front torn out and an up=to=date modern
Press Brick Front put in; work to begin August 1st to 10th. Our stock is too large for this
undertaking, the Goods will be in the way and will be more or less damaged from brick and
lime dust, and having to be moved and thrown around to make room for the workmen
SO WE ARE DETERMINED TO REDUCE IT.
We will make the prices on everything so that it will be to your interest to come here to supply all your wants. You may
find our stock has been broken in some things during the Big Mill End Sale but in most things you will find
that we have just what you want and at greatly reduced prices. -
We are too Busy to Mention the Prices. Come and See.
DAVIS, ROPER & COMPANY
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA