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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Heal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
j. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens. S. C.
VOL X X.
IN NEW ORLEANS
Heroic Efforts Deiiig Made
to Check Disease.
The Record Shows Total Cases 302,
Total Number of Deaths 62.
Tho yellow fover record in New Or
leans shows total number of cases to
date 302; total number of deaths, 62.
On Saturday the authorities found 31
new cases, 27 on Sunday and 21 on Mon
day. Thus it would appear that the
disease has been checked somewhat in
its spread, despite the fact that it has
jnmped from one part of the city to
another, rendering the situation a very
difficult one for the health department
Strict quarantine measures are in
force and it is the hope of the authori
ties to have the situation under control
by the last of this week.
The outbreak of "Yellow Jack"
in the Crescent City has caused much
excitement, not only in New Orleans, but
in all coast cities in the South. Quaran
tines every where are being drawn tigh
ter and tighter and as a consequence all
business and railroad traffic suffering.
A number of towns in Louisiana and
Mississippi are cutting themselves off
from the world and shotgun quarantines
arc being extended.
In Charleston precautionary measures
have been adopted and everything pos
sible will be done to prevent the disease
from entering the city.
PRETTY WEDDINQ AT KNIGHTS.
Miss Ina Meli Power Becomes Bride of
Mr. E. C. Owens.
On Wednesday evening the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Power, of Knights
this county, was the scene of a most
elegant wedding when their daughter,
Miss Ina Meli Power, became the
bride of Mr. Earl C. Owens, a well
known young farmer of the county.
Promptly at 8.30 to the soft notes of
Mendelssohns wedding march, rendered
by Mrs. Archie Owings, of Gray Court,
the brides maids, Misses Maud Owens
of Barksdale, Miss Avie Mahaffey,
Mi?s Bessie Roland of Laurens and
Miss Eulie Power, cousin of the bride,
entered, carrying white satin ribbons,
forming an aisle. Then came the
groom with his brother, Mr. L. Nye
Owens of Laurens, a3 best man, the
bride following, accompanied by the
maid of honor, Miss Virginia Bates of
The ceremony was performed by the
Rev. J. B. Parrott, pastor of the Clin
ton Baptist Church, in the presence of
a large company.
The bride was strikingly beautiful in
white silk crepe de chine, carrying
American Beauty roses, while the maid
of honor, wore a simple, though lovely
dress of white mull.
Misses Owens and Mahaffey, brides
maids, were charming in gowns of
light blue mull, while the other two,
Misses Power and Roland, were most
attractively attired in pink mull.
The color scheme observed in the de
corations of the parlor was white and
green and the dining room, pink and
Following the ceremony an elegant
wedding supper was served, which was
enjoyed by a large number of friends
A numerous and handsome collection
of presents attested the popularity of
the newly wedded couple.
On Thursday evening a reception was
given by Mrs. Sarah Owens, mother of
the groom, at her attractive country
home, in honor of Mr. Owens and
bride, proving a moat delightful occa
A little life may be sacrificed to an
hour's delay. Cholera infantum, dys
entery, diarrhoea come suddenly. Only
safe plan is to have Dr. Fowler's Ex
tract of Wild Strawberry always on
The Cut Price Shoe Sale is still on at
Why buy a cat in a sack ?at our ex
hibit next week we will show you a
Majestic in actual operation. i
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Straw hats half price at Copcland's.
Copcland's cut price sale of shoes will
close Saturday August 5th.
For particulars relative to our exhibit
next week see advertisement in this
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
Get you a pair of shoes before Cope
land's sale closes.
Biscuits baked right in 3 minutes
every day next week at our store.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Come and see the great cooking won
der at our store all next week, see ad
vertisement r this paper.
S. I . & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We are giving free $7.60 worth of
ware with every Mejestic sold at our
store next week, see advertisement in
this paper for particulars.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Drop in and have a cup of coffee and
hot biscuits at our store any day next
week, will be glad to see you if you in
tend to buy or not.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
The Majestic Manufacturing Co., of
St. Louis, Mo., will have a man at our
store all next week who will show you
how to bake biscuits brown top and
bottom in 3 minutes. Don't miss this
chance of seeing the great cooking
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Next Monday is salesday.
And it rained on the first dog day,
Well, what is the city going to do
Mr. Roy Little returned from a visit
to Augusta Monday.
Don't forget the mass meeting Sat
Mrs. M. R. Macomson of Pacolct is
visiting in the city this week.
Mr. Russell Belue of Union is visit
ing relatives at Lisbon this week.
Dr. W. C. Irby spent Monday at
Miss Nell Wallace has gone to Cross
Hill and Belton on a visit to friends.
Mr. J. T. Machen of Princeton was
in the city Monday.
Mr. William Algary of Barmorcs was
in the city Thursday.
Mrs. B. B. Hart of Anderson is visit
ing her sister-in-law, Mrs. O. W. Babb.
Mr. D. A. Davis returned Monday
from a visit to Union.
Mr. Geo. H. Balentine left yesterday
for Sumter where he has accepted a
Messrs. Charles, Herbert and Henry
Beeks of Wares Shoals were in town
Miss Mary Simpson has returned
from a visit to friends at Pacolct and
Miss Louie Crews returned to At
lanta Monday after a pleasant visit in
the city during the past week.
Mr. W. C. P. Robertson is enjoying
his summer vacation at White Stone
Miss Lula Edwards is visiting her fa
ther, Dr. M. Edwards of the Shiloh
From every section of the county re
ports continue very flattering as to the
crop prospect, especially cotton.
Mrs. H. Z. Nabors and children of
Columbia came up Monday for a visit
to relatives in the city and county.
Dr. W. W. Dodson attended the
meetings of the druggists at White
Stone Springs last week.
Mr. Claude Babb arrived in the city
Monday from Mississippi to spend some
time with his mother and other rela
Messrs. W. T. Austin of Cross Hill
and J. T. A. Ballew of Lisbon have
the thanks of The Advertiser force
for some most excellent watermelons.
Congressman Joe Johnson was the
chief speaker on the occasion of the
annual picnic at Babb's Meadow last
Mr. J. J. Dallas, an experienced ho
tel man, has assumed the management
of the Laurens Hotel and together
with his family he is heartily welcomed
to the city.
Rev. W. A. Clarke assisted the Rev.
J. F. Anderson in a series of revival
meetings at Shiloh during the past
Miss Ida Ligon, who has been spend
ing a few weeks at Mr. J. Wade An
derson's was called to her home in Ken
tucky yesterday on account of the ill
ness of her mother.
Prof. Geo. Goodgion, principal of the
High School at Latta, Marion county,
visited relatives in the city this week.
He is spending his vacation season at
Williamston, his former home.
Rev. and Mrs. Graves L. Knight of
Graniteville passed through the city
Monday on their way to Newberry to
join the State Press Association party
going co the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion, Portland, Oregon.
Rev. L. M. Roper of Spartanburg,
accompanied by Miss I^eonora Roper,
his eldest daughter, was in the city
Monday on their way to Paul to visit his
mother, who has not been very well in
The ladies of Bethany Presbyterian
church will serve ice cream on next
Tuesday evening, Aug. 8th, at the resi
dence of Mr. W. F. Cleveland, from 7
to 11 o'clock, for the benefit of the
church. The public is cordially invited.
Misses Daisy and Willie Harris,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Har
ris of Youngs are on an extended West
ern trip, which will embrace a visit to
the Portland Exposition, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Denver and many other
great Western cities and places of in
terest. Upon their return The Ad
vertiser would be pleased to publish |
an account of the trip.
Prof. Clinkscalcs to Lecture.
Prof. J. G. Clinkscales of Wofford
College will deliver a lecture at the
City Opera House, to-morrow night at
8.30 o'clock. General admission, 10
Croup instantly relieved. Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil. Perfectly safe. Never
fails. At any drug store.
Excursion Over the C. N. & L. Aug. 4th.
On account of the Newberry College
Reunion, at Little Mountain, Friday,
August 4th, the Columbia, Newberry
& Laurens Railroad offers the special
rate of 75c for the round trip from
Laurens. Trains with ample accommo
dations will leave Laurens at 7 a. m.,
and 2.02 p. m., arriving at Little Moun
tain at 9.15 a. m., and 3.39 p. m., res
pectively. Returning leave Little
Mountain at 6.29 p. m., arriving Lau
rena at 8.45 p. m.
IN THE REALM OF SOCIETY.
miss martin's party.
Friday evening quite a large circle of
Miss Lcnora Martin's friends did her
the honor of attending her pretty en
tertainment given at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. J. T. Poole. Seasonable re
freshments were served and the pleas
ures of the evening were heartily en
joyed. Miss Martin is a delightful
hostess and her parties arc among the
prettiest given this season.
miss oi.yntiiia jones gives pretty
Miss Olynthia Jones gave a beautiful
entertainment Friday afternoon, her
guests including 15 charming young la
dies, a number of whom arc visitors in
the city. In the decorations roses and
smilax were used in the parlors while
palms and ferns predominated in the
halls. Six tables were provided for
the games, progressive hearts proving
a most delightful pastime. The tally
cards were beautifully heart shaped
creations and the scores were marked
up by the hostess herself. Punch was
served throughout the afternoon, Miss
Willie Jones presiding at this table.
The games over, ice cream and cake
were served by Miss Cornelia Mayer of
Newberry, thus bringing to a close a
most delightful and entertaining occa
miss hart's reception,
The largest party of the week was
the reception Wednesday evening given
by Miss Lila Hart to her fair young
visitor, Miss Maria Harrison of Simp
sonville. The programme embraced
many amusing contests and mirth pro
voking situations during the evening.
Delicious refreshments were served.
Over a hundred guests were invited
und Miss Hart's party was voted one of
the most enjoyable affairs of tho week.
MISS ESTES, THE HOSTESS.
In honor of her guest, Miss Eugenia
Fuller of Ocala, Fla., a very charming
girl who has been the recipient of many
social attentions since her arrival some
three weeks ago Miss Lois Eatos gave
a large lawn party Tuesday evening at
her home in the suburbs of the city, a
delightful and most charming place.
During tho evening a salad and ice
course was served and altogether a
most pleasant evening was heartily en
joyed by 15 jolly couples.
A Contractor Arrested.
BELTON, July 29.?Mr. J. A. Brown,
a carpenter and contractor, was ar
rested hero to day l>y Deputy SherifT
Sullivai of Laurens County for an al
leged violation of contract and misap
propriation of funds. Mr. Brown had
contracted to build a house at Water
loo, where the offense as set forth was
alleged to have been committed and be
was carried there by the deputy sheriif
to stand his trial.
Early Morning Fire.
', The store of J. W. and W. G. Thomp
son, located about two miles South of
the city was destroyed by fire at ?!
o'clock this morning. Partially insured
but the estimated loss of stock and
building is not known.
DEATH OF REV. W. R. OWINQS.
Passed Away After Brief Illness at
The relatives and friends of the Rev.
William R. Owings were shocked to
hear of his death at Quitman, Ga., Sat
urday morning last. He was ill only a
few days. Friday he was operated on
for an abscess of the stomach. The
operation was considered successful,
but had been deferred too long, it is
stated. He was buried at Quitman
He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jona
than Owings of the upper part of the
county and a brother of Messrs. J. C.
Owings of this city and Robert Owings
of Raplcy. He was educated at the
, Clinton College and the Presbyterian
I Theological Seminary in Columbia, and
; at the time of his death he was the
pastor of the Presbyterian Church of
A few years ago he was married to
I Miss Effte West, daughter of Mr. Enoch
I West, who with two small children sur
Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man a
clear head, an active brain, a strong,
vigorous body?makes him fit for the
battle of life.
W. L Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, want
you to make your home beautiful. It
only takes 4 gallons of L. & M. Paint,
and 3 gallons of Linseed Oil to paint a
moderate sized house. When you paint
with L. & M. you use the least paint,
and a house well painted, will not need
painting again for 10 or 15 years.
SPEAK1NQ AT WATERLOO.
Dispensary Question Discussed by Three
Advocates of the Institution.
At a barbecue and picnic Saturday at
Waterloo speeches were made by Dr.
J. H. Miller, member of the Legisla
ture from this county, Former State
Senator O. P. Goodwin and the Hon.
W. C. Irby, Jr.
A fairly good sized crowd was pres
ent and a fine barbecued dinner was en
The speakers of the day together
with several others had been invited to
be present and discuss the dispensary
question. In compliance with this re
quest the addresses delivered were
mainly devoted to the discussion of this
subject. All declared in favor of
maintaining the institution and appar
ently a majority of the crowd agreed
Mr. W. M. Irby was master of cere
monies for the day.
are instantly reiioved, and perfectly
healed, by Bucklen's Arnica Salve. C.
Rivenbark, Jr., of Norfolk. Va., writes:
'T burnt my knee dreadfully; that it
blistered all over. Bucklen's Arnica
Salve stopped the pain, and healed it
without a scar." Also heals all wounds
and sores. 25c at Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
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 loader
all the world over. That its actual cost
is only $1.20 a gallon.
Aug. 7th to Aug. 12th
Aug. 7th to Aug. 12th
In Order to Prove to
ALL OUR FRIENDS
that the Majestic is the most
perfect range on the market,
we have arranged for a Cooking
Exhibit lasting one week.
During this exhibit we will
have a Majestic Range in opera
tion and show our friends that
it will bake better and quicker,
heat more water and heat it
quicker, with less fuel than any
other range made.
We don't ask you to believe
all our statements but do ask
you to call at our store any time
during the exhibit, and we will
convince you that the Majestic
is exactly as represented. Don't
fail to give us a call- note the
WEEK OF EXHIBIT
Wc will give One Set of
MAJESTIC WARE FREE to
any one purchasing a Great
Majestic Range during this ex
hibit. We make the broad
statement that this set of ware
is the finest ever offered for
sale?not a piece of tin in the
entire set. Wc have the ware
at our store, if you will call and
see the set you will agree with
us that it can't be bought for
less than $7.50. Biscuits baked
in 3 minutes and served with de
licious coffee to all who call.
Be sure and come.
REMEMBER THE DATE
Aug. 7th to Aug. 12th
Laurens, South Carolina
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
A rc-survey of the Mason and Dixon
line has been made.
Tho county supervisor of Ncwberry
has ordered an election in that county
for August 28th on the dispensary ques
During a terrific thunder storm which
passed over Now York city Sunday af
ternoon, five persons were killed and
nine others seriously injured by light
A second estimate on cotton acreage,
sent out from Washington Wednesday
places the reduction in acreage at 14.9
per cent instead of 11.4 as estimated in
Paul Morton, former Secretary ? of
the Navy, has been elected President
of the Equitable Life Assurance Com
pany of Now York, vice James Alexan
Senator Tillman and Congressman
Lever have accepted invitations to
make addresses at a big barbecue to bo
given by the Farmers Union at Ander
son, August 16th.
Hon. W. Jasper Talbert and ex-Solic
itor J. William Thurmond engaged in a
warm discussion of the dispensary ques
tion at Red Hill Baptist Church during
the progress of a Union Meeting last
Saturday in Edgefield county.
A big corporation has been organized
in Jackson county, N. C, for the pur
pose of mining copper. The capital of
the Company is $1,500,000 and a num
ber of South Carolina capitalists and
business men are interested officially
At a meeting of the creditors
of the Independent Cotton Oil
Company held at Darlington Wednes
day, throo trustees were appointed to
take charge of the affairs. The total
debts amount to $878,803.33; with assets
A. B. Williams, former editor of the
Greenville News and at present on the
editorial staff of a Richmond, Virginia,
newspaper, has been indicted, together
with five others, for alleged violation of
election laws. Mr. Williams paid or
agreed to pay $25. to a certain party
for his influence in a recent election in
tho city of Richmond.
A primary election is soon to bo held
in Spartanburg to nominate a State
Senator and a Coroner. This is made
necessary by the resignation of Senator
D. E. Hydrick, who was elected as a
Circuit Judge last winter, and the re
cent death of the Coroner. H. B. Car
lisle is a candidate for the Senate,
while a dozen or more want to bo Coro
It is a False Alarm.
"A K" in Columbia correspondence
News and Courier:
Tho dispensaryitcs aro industriously
trying to create the impression that
there is something wrong about the
Bricc Act, under which many counties
are socking to hold election on the dis
The law affects a vital question in this
State, and it is being discussed and
weighed as fow other laws have been.
There is nothing wrong about tho stat
ute itself, at least no one who has tho
legal right to say so has so announced,
and it is mere talk that is undertaking
to snare the opponents of tho dispen
sary. The talk about the law being un
constitutional is no different to what is
said about most important laws, and it
is certainly not. so near the line of un
constitutionally as the dispensary law
itself, because that law in its early his
tory was specifically declared to bo in
Persons who aro avowedly opposed to
the prohibitions movement are the load
ers in tho suggestions of trouble with
tho Bricc Act. All sorts of suggestions
have been made to avoid the proposed
One of tho pet. schemes is to urge
that there is no money with which to
provide for those elections. The same
conditions exist as to an election on a
new county project or for a member of
the General Assembly, or a State Sena
tor or any other office should there be
a vacancy by death or otherwise.
The expenses for such an election
would be mot just exactly as they
would bo for an election for a county
officer or on a new county proposition.
Tho county supervisor and county
commissioners have ample authority to
pay for the necessary tickets and sta
tionery and the bill for the advertising
and managers of election would have to
be submitted to the General Assembly
for authority to pay unless other ar
rangements aro made.
NAMES CANNOT IIB ERASED FROM
An interesting point has been raised
whether a voter can take his name
from a list at any time, before the elec
tion has been held. If a petition is in
any way close to the number of votes
required for tho calling of an election,
the question is whether a sufficient
number might not be induced to take
their names from tho list.
As far back as 1893 the then attorney
General. Mr. Townsend, rendered an
opinion which is no doubt as good to
day as it. then was. He then said: "You
have no more right to erase your name
from the petition than you have to open
the ballot box and take out your ballot
after you have cast it."
This opinion was rendered in connec
tion with the dispensary situation in
Ncwberry County twelve years ago.
Only one remedy in the world that
will at once stop itcniness of the skin in
any part of the body; Doan's Ointment.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
Heavy flocket Disposed of
in Eight Days.
Dorroh Griffith Gets Life Sentence
Baldwin Case Continued to
the September Term.
The July term of General Sessions
Court adjourned yesterday at noon and
causes in equity were taken up in the
The last case tried was that of the
State vs. Jim Kelley, colored, charged
I with killing a negro woman near Gold
j ville ten days ago. He was found
guilty of manslaughter with a recom
mendation to mercy. Two years.
Dorroh Griffith, a young negro of
Lanford was given a life sentence for
killing Mose Hannah also colored.
The Court granted the motion for a
new trial in the case of Lonnie Fleming,
colored, convicted of murder with a
The case of the State vs. P. 11.
Baldwin and others, charged with mur
der was continued to the September
term of Court.
Some of the cases tried and not al
ready noted in the advertiser are
Balle Parks, colored, manslaughter
Mart Gary, colored, mansluaghler,
Virge Williams, colored, manslaugh
ter, four years.
Clarence Ncely, colored, manslaugh
ter, two years.
Coodlcr Clardy and Dick Davis, both
colored, manslaughter, seven years.
Fletcher Spurgoon, colored, assault
and battery with instcnt to kill, eigh
teen months or $loo.no fine.
Clyde Garrctt, assault and battery,
three months or $50.00 fine. Paid.
To have disposed of a criminal docket
carrying nearly thirty cases, twenty of
which came to trial, resulting in a con
viction of all save two. is considered a
remarkably fine record for eight days
Notes From Lanford.
LANFORD, July 29th. The farmers
of this section are about through with
their work ready for picnics and big
Mr. Hugh Davis McCravy has re
turned to Charleston, after a short
stay with his sistor, Mrs. J. E. John
Mrs. J. W. Lanford has returned
home after a two weeks visit to Cold
Springs, S. C.
Mr. Harvio WolYord visited at Mr. J.
W. Lanford's, Saturday night and
Mr. Pierce Moore is at honte for a
week or ten days' vacation.
Misses Eflie ami Harvic Johnson are
visiting their sister, Mrs. C. D. Cox,
this week, and are attending the meet
ing at Warrior's Creek.
Rev. C. B. Burns filled his regular
appointment here Sunday, after an ab
scence of six weeks.
Misses Mossie Lanford and Janio
Fleming were in town Thursday.
Misses Irene Crosby of Birmingham,
is on an extended visit to her father,
Mr. J. B. Crosby.
Mr. E. <;. Hoggs left for North Caro
lina Wednesday, where he will join his
wife and children.
Messrs. Boyd and Baxter DeShicIds
are visiting in Spartanburg.
Mrs. W. D. Patterson and children
are visiting her parents in Georgia.
The ice cream supper at Central
School was very much enjoyed l>y all
who attended from here.
Mr. J. M. Fleming, President of
the Farmers' Oil Mill at this plaoc, is
having his machinery put in shape for
the fall season.
Ihiy it Now.
Now is the time to buy Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
It is certain t<> bo needed sooner or
later and when that times comes you
will need it badly you will need it
fuickly. Buy it now. It may save life,
'or sale bv Laurcns Drug Co. and Dr.
B. F. Posoy. 18 K
NOTICE There will ho a display of
the Globe Tailoring Company's line of
samples in our store on August 7th and
8th. Come and have your measure
taken for your fall suit. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Davis, Roper & Co.
LOST?In Laurcns Saturday after
noon a pocket book containing a ten
dollar bill and some change. Reward
if returned to Robl, Watson, Enoree,
S. C. 52-lt
FOR SALE 219 acre farm in Chest
nut Ridge neighborhood, seven miles
West of Laurcns. Dwelling, two tonant
houses, well of good water and plenty
of running water. Ten acres in origi
nal oak forest, 90 acres in cultivation,
balance In pines. Land slightly rolling.
(Rev.) Jos. a. Martin,
52-3t Cross Hill, S. C.
WANTED?30 giris to run sewing
machines in overall factory, Nice clean
work, and we'll pay you while learning.
Pile your application now, as wo will
start up in a few weeks, with T. K.
Iludgens, Soc'v and Treas., Cresconl
Co., La>-rens. S. C. .r>l-tf
WANTED DETECTIVES, Responsi
ble, Sharn. Daring Young Men every
where. Experience unnecessary. En
close stamp for particulars. Grandcll'a.
Detective Bureau, Philadelphia, Pa.
SEE me for Enlarged. Medallian,
Fancy and Religion.; Pictured. Charts
for any Lodge. Framing pictures a
specialty. Machine oeedles and oil.
Office by Expret I >fllce.
52 2t. ' A. Ross Blakely.