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LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY AUG. IG, 190?.
Thirty-Two Survivors An
swered Holl Call.
The Survivors of Famous Conr.r..,>nds
Have .: Great Day at Old Union
On Saturday, the I2th, the writer
attended the re-union of the survivors
of Co. "C," 14th |S. C. Regiment, Co.
4?C," 3rd Battalion, and Co. "A," 6th
Cavalry, at old Union Church. As is
always the case uu the occasions of
these reunions at this place there was a
great gathering of the people. The
last meeting always 3eems to be the
Major G. W. Culbertson, the gallant
Captain of Co. "C," 14th, is always at
his post, and presided with his usual ef
ficient, genial and agreeable manner.
The meeting opened with prayer by
Rev. J. A. Hughes, followed by songs
by Prof. L. D. Elledge and his school
of fair young ladies and bright boys and
girls. Their rendering of "Dixje,"
and "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground"
Then followed roll call. Lieut. W. H.
Pinson called the roll of Co. "C" 14th,
while Sergeant B. L. Henderson stood
by with his records and gave an ac
count of every man. Thirteen answered.
The roll of Co. "C" of the 3rd Bat
talion was called byJ. P. Elledge, Esq.,
a survivor of that Company. Twelve of
of this Company answered "Here."
Orderly Sergeant .Tared D. Sullivan
called the roll of his old Company.?
Seven of this famous old command an
The calling of these rolls, all of them
with some one hundred and thirty or
forty names each, and the account
ing as far as possible for the living
and the dead takes considerable
time and at its conclusion an hour re
cess was announced for dinner.
The good women of the neighborhood
were on hand with a most bountiful
supply of everything good to eat and
judging from what this old Reb exper
ienced himself and saw going on, every
body did their part and everybody got
Lemonade and other iced drinks and
dainties were to de had in inexaustable
After two hours spent at dinner and
in talking over the long ago by the
veterans and older members of the
other sex, and of discussing the future
and building castles by the younger
generation of both sex, the crowd rc
assembeled at the stand and were en
tertained for an hour or more Hfy elo
quent and appropriate speeches by Dr.
J. H. Miller, O.G. Thompson and F. P.
A little time was then taken by these
commands in some business matters,
among which was an appointment for
the survivors of these three Companies
to meet here next year on the Saturday
nearest to the 12th of August.
0. G. Thompson read from copies on
Confederate paper the orders of Gen
erals Lee and Johnston upon the surren
der of their respective armies, also the
"Phamtom Host", a famous Southern
At the reunion here last year Jim Mc
Clellan of Co. "C", I4th, who has since
crossed over the river, repeated from
memory, word for word, the last order
of General Lee.
The meeting broke up with that popu
lar song, "When the Roll is Called up
A little more than forty years ago,
more than four hundred men, nearly all
of the first and greatest installments,
being boys or very young men, com
prising these three companies went to
war, for the great mass of them, long
"The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo,
No more on life's parade shall meet,
That brave, but fallen few.
On fame's eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
While glory guards with solemn sound,
The bivouac of the dead."
"A lessening line, each lessening year,
And each lessening year more dear."
O. G. T.
Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man a
clear head, an active brain, a strong,
vigorous body ?makes him fit for the
battle of life.
Senator Tiilman in an "interview"
at Greenwood Thursday made these ob
"The Spartanburg investigation will
have the effect of making the legisla
ture do something in regard t*> i!.".
status of the liquor question in this
"The greatest, most intrinsic valuable
thing about the dispensary system is
the fact that it destroys the opportunity
for personal greed."
"The legislature has run in a whole
lot of changes and infernal alteraticns,
and now they expect the people to kill
it on account of these. If the board of
directors had been abolished years ago
all this trouble would not have come up.
When I was governor and in charge of
the working of the dispensary. I kept
in touch v/ith every man in tne con
stabulary, every man in the whole af
No such thing as ' 'summer complaint''
where Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry is kept handy. Nature's
remedy for every looseness of the
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 actusW it
is only $1.20 a gallon.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Master Evart Taylor of Princeton is
spending a few days in town.
Messrs. Geo. W. Kay and Ohas. W.
Taylor spent Sunday at Princeton.
Mr. John D. Owings of Gray Court
was in the city Monday.
Mr. Frank Nash was down front
Merna on Monday.
Miss oulia Irby of Spartanburg is
visiting in the city.
Miss Myrtle Coleman is visiting in Co
lumbia and Atlanta.
Mr. Jas. D. Graydon, a young farmer
of Gray Court was in town Monday.
Mr. Geo. W. Copeland has returned
from a visit to Union.
Revival meetings are in progress this
week at Dials and Friendship Churches.
Solicitor R. A. Cooper is attending
Court at Greenwood this week.
Mrs. T. E. Harris returned to Wa
terloo Monday, after a visit to her
mother, Mrs. Hellams, of Gray Court.
Miss Mary Bell Babb is visiting
friends and relatives in Dials township
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Downey have
returned from a visit at Brewcrton and
Miss Sadie Sullivan has returned from
a pleasant visit to relatives in Ander
Mrs. C. L. Fike and Miss Eva Fikc
of Spartanburg are in the city the guests
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bowcn of Raleigh
N. C. are visiting Mrs. Mary Bowen on
South Harper Street.
Mrs. Frank Evans of Spartanburg
visited her father, Dr. John A. Barks
dale, several days last week.
Mr. Young Vance of Columbia is in
the city spending a short vacation with
his mother and friends here.
Mrs. Mary Lites of Huntington after
a week's visit in the city went to Clin
Mr. A. C. Todd left Monday after
noon for Norfolk, Va., thence to Wash
ington and New York.
Miss Rosa Lee Burton and her friend,
Miss Frances Abell of Chester have
gone to Chick Springs.
Mrs. R. C. Watts will arrive in the
city the latter part of the week from
Mr. Chas. R. Bishop and family
spent last week with relatives at Gray
Court and vicinity.
Mr. Julian Blackwell of Winston
Salem, N. C, is visiting his brother,
Mr. L. B. Blackwell.
Miss Emmie Meng is spending sev
eral weeks in Newberry and Charles
Miss Mattie Owings is visiting rela
tives this week at Newberry and Pros
Mrs. Guy Stone has returned from a
visit to her father, Mr. R. T. Hol
lingsworth of Cross Hill.
Mr. C. P. Sullivan and family of
Greenville spent last week with rela
tives in the city and county.
Mrs. McDuffie Stone and children are
at Cross Hill spending sometime with
Mrs. Stone's father, Mr. John Hol
Assistant Chief of Police Albert
Hughes and family are spending the
week in Spartanburg county visiting
Mrs. D. H. Counts and children re
turned to the city Saturday from a visit
to relatives in Greenwood and Ninety
Miss Bessie Hudgens is visiting
friends at Manila, Cross Hill township,
this week. Her school at Chestnut
Ridge opens Monday, September 4th.
The first automobiles for Laurens
people arrived last week. They are
owned by Messrs. J. B. Brooks, M. H.
Bryson and others.
Miss Josephine McSwain, who has
been the guest of Miss Emmie Meng
for some weeks, has gone on a visit to
Messrs. John Wolff, W. P. Harris,
C. L. Owings and others of the Gray
Court section attended the Farmers'
Institute at Clemson College.
Misses Augusta, Courteney and Eliza
beth Watts, daughters of Judge R. C.
Watts, are expected in the city this
Mrs. Brandon McNair of Fernandina,
Fla., and Miss Edna Hardin of Chester
are the guests of Misses Annie Gilker
erson and Nell Bolt.
Mrs. G. W. Nelson and children of
Seabroo*, and Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
Rhodes of Aiken were the guests last
week of Mr. ,-nd Mrs. S. G. McDaniel.
Misses Lucia and Maggie Barksdalc
will entertain Friday evening in honor
of their cousin, Miss Mamie Byrd, of
Huntington, who is their guest this
Miss Rosa Wright, one of the effi
cient and ever obliging "Central" girls,
is spending August very pleasantly
with friends and relatives in the Mt.
Mr. John Gilkerson, one of the faith
ful employees of the Southern Express
Company, running between Greenville
and Charleston, is spending part of his
annual vacation in New York City.
Mrs. A. P. Harris of Norwood, N. C.
and Mr. B. H. Jtfalle of Philadelphia are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
G. Balle, having arrived in the city
Negro Shooting Scrape.
At Mountville Sunday afternoon Press
Watts shot another negro named Cald
well three times with a pistol as the
result of a quarrel between the two
men. The shots took effect in Cald
well's right aide and the wounds are
Will Speak in Greenville.
On the occasion of the annual reunion
of the survivors of Earle's Battery, U.
C. V. which will take place in Green
ville Saturday, August 2(>th. Col. John
H. Wharton of Waterloo will be one
of the principal speakers of the day.
Miss Aflawj Wins Scholarship.
Miss Ollie Adams has been notified
that she was the successful applicant
for the vacant Winthrop College schol
arship from this county. The examina
tion was held in July and there were 22
applicants for the scholarship. Miss
Adams is a daughter of Rev. and Mrs.
Robert Adams of this city.
Mr. R. D. Nabors Dead.
Mr. R. D. Nabors died at his home in
the Laurens Mill village last Wednes
day and was buried on the following
day at Prospect Baptist church, live
miles South of the city. Mr. Nabors
was about fifty years old and leaves a
wife and several children.
Death of a Child.
Emma Barksdale, the bright and
lovely little four year old daughtter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Barksdale died
of Croup Sunday night about 11 o'clock
within a few hours after being attacked.
The little one was laid to rest at Chest
nut Ridge Church Monday afternoon at
In this sad bereavement Mr. and Mrs.
Barksdale have the sympathy of all
their friends and acquaintances.
Off For New York.
The following will leave today for a
two weeks trip to Baltimore and New
York in a special car over the Seaboard
Road: Messrs. D. A. Davis and W. II.
Anderson, Misses Bettio Walts,
Olivia Ingram, Rose Hudgens, Mamie
Armstrong, Mrs. W. O. Prontiss, Mrs.
R. B. Bell; Messrs. W. G. Wilson, R,
E. Copeland, II. Terry, J. E. and K.
P. Minter, J. W. Payne, M. II. Bur
dine, Dr. and Mrs. 11. K. Aiken, Mrs.
T. II. Nelson.
War Claims to be Paid.
Congressman J. T. Johnson has been
notified by the War Department that
the claims under Act of Congress as to
the seizure of horses after the surren
der by Union solders of Mrs. A. I..
Balentine and Mr. Lewis Martin, for
$125 each, have been approved.
Mrs. Balentine is the widow of the
late Leander Balentine of Brcwerton
and Mr. Martin is an aged anil very
highly regarded citizen of the same sec
Attending National Convention.
Col. J. H. Wharton, chairman of the
South Carolina Railroad Commission, is
attpnding the National Convention of
Railroad Commissioners which is in an
nual session this week at Dead wood,
Commissioner Wharton as chairman
of the committee on Interstate Com
merce, has prepared and will submit his
report to the Convention during the ses
sion, Commissioners Caughman and
Earle are also attending the Dead
Invitations to the marriage of Miss
Eliza Thompson Cainc and Dr. Carlisle
Lamar Nottingham of Baltimore, which
will be a large and very brilliant affair,
have been issued as follows:
Mrs. Earle Monteith Caine
requests the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of her daughter
Dr. Carlisle LaMar Nottingham
on the evening of Wednesday, the
twenty-third of August, at half
after eight o'clock
five hundred and sixteen South Harper
street, Laurens, South Carolina.
Personal Notes from Lanford.
Lanford, August 16th.?This part <>f
the country has had an abundance of
Miss Janic Fleming is in Laurens this
Miss Floric Lanford is spending a few
days in Woodruff.
Misses Minnie and Elbe Franks nrc
cmjoying a house party with Miss Jen
nie Reid of Spartanburg this week.
Miss Annie Lanford has returned
home from a visit to Cold Springs.
Mr. John Johnson and sister, Miss
Harvie, spent a few days at Walnut
Grove last week.
Miss Etolia Lanford hau returned
home after a few days visit in Wood
Mr. Gussic Nash of Edgefield is tho
guest at Mr. J. W. Lanford this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Henderson are
visiting relatives and friends of this
Miss Lillie Drummond spent last week
Mr. Laurens Patterson has been sick
for the last week.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens. S. C.
Who sellb the L. & M. Paint, want
you to make your home beautiful. It
only takes 4 gallons of li, M. Paint,
ana 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.
THK WEEK IN SOCIETY.
Miss Mazie Little Entertains in Honor of
Misses Wright and Boozer.
Miss Mazie Little was the attractive
and charming hostess last evening at a
most elegant entertainment given in
honor of Miss Janic Wright and Miss
Anna Boozer of this city.
The Japanese idea was observed in
every detail of the arrangement for the
evening's pleasure, the color scheme of
red and yellow being carried out tact
fully and effectively. The guests were
received by Misses Nannie Kate Hudg
ens and lna Little.
Progressive Anagrams proved the
amusement of the evening and the
prizes offered the winners wore dainty
Japanese fans. Punch was served in n
cozy room on the front piazza by Miss
Ina Little, under an immense Japanese
umbrella from which was suspended a
number of small Japanese lanterns.
At the conclusion of the spirited and
exciting games a delightful ice course
was served by a trio of pretty little
The guests included about sixty of
the popular and prominent young ladies
and gentlemen of the city, together
with a number of visitors equally as
popular and prominent.
MRS. BELL UIVBS RECEPTION.
Mrs. R. B. Bell gave a most elegant
reception at her beautiful home near
the city Thursday evening in honor of
Mrs. Elizabeth Bell Harris of Green
wood and Miss Estelle Foushe of Coro
Mrs. Bell is a lavish entertainer and
those who attended her entertainment
Thursday night greatly enjoyed her
hospitality and the fine fruits and the
many dainties and delicacies served dur
ing the evening.
The guests for the occasion were
Misses Maggie, Lucia and Corric Barks
dale, Blanche Shell, Elizabeth Switzer,
Fannie Graham; Messrs Gus Mahaffey,
Brskine Babb, Marcus Nash, George
Pitts. Rhett Babb, John Switzer, Dr.
Jas. Meyers and Hencry Cathcart of
YELLOW FEVER SPREADS,
Total Number of Deaths to Date 166; New
Cases 1,018; 55 New Cases Monday.
Despite the heroic efforts of the ex
perts in charge or the yellow fever sit
uation in New Orleans to stamp out the
disease the death list is increasing daily
and the number of new cases is now
over a thousand.
The health authorities are still unable
to assert whether tho high water mark
in the matter of daily aggregate cases
has been reached and they consider it
too early to hazard a guess at the ex
tent of the victory which they expect
to win. bui with n lnrca nronortion of
cases responding to good treatment
they do not believe there is any chance
that tho disease can approach the pro
portions of any serious epidemics of
tin- past, though the population of New
Orleans is almost double what il was in
The official report up to G p. m. Mon
day of yellow fever cases was:
New cases, 55.
Total to date, 1,018.
Deaths Monday, 12.
Total to date, K5G.
New sub-foci, 8.
Total to date, 210.
You Arc Answered.
After the Dispensary what?
Among other things will be:
More sober men.
More happy women and children.
More peace and plenty.
More money to spend for furniture
and clothes and groceries. ?Newberry
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.
laovo'n Queer Way*.
Mine. Myrlam Harry, the Parisian
list, Who traveled about tlio world
ig 1 deal, described what evidences
f affection are prized by men and
women In different countries. In Jo
? 11 .-.h :,i she once mot a young Arab
woman Wh > had not a tooth left In her
head. Mine. Harry's native Kvrvnnt
laid: "Lucky woman: Her husband
knocked all her tooth out. lie does
love her!" In Cochin China Mine. Har
ry was told that there a husband was
uol believed to lovo his wife properly
until ho had made- a present to her of
a coflln. In Gnliela, among the sect of
Masochlsts, a man values his wife's nf
f cot Ion by the degree of suffering which
he causes him to endure. Mtno, Harry
I lu re onco heard a betrothed youth say
to his nfOahccd bride, "If you really
loved me you would consent to bind
me and flop mo with this whip." At
Stockholm a woman sued her husband
for dlvorco on the ground that he did
not love her soulfully.
The propriety of eating slowly ought
always to be remembered, Mr. Glad
stone's thirty two bites are hlatoqlcnl.
Kapoleon was a lerrlhly fast eater,
and this Imbll I 1 BU| [) i led to Imvo par
alyzed him on two of the most critical
occasions of his life, tho battles of
Lolpslc and Borodino, which he might
h.TVO converted Into doclslVO Bad Inllu
cntisi victories bj pushing his ndvnn*
Ingen as be was wont. Oil each of
these occasions he was known to have
iK'on suffering from Indigestion.?Lon
don Standard. ,
Soale ! bids for repainting Watts
Bridge, on Saluda river, will he received
at Laurens, S. C., until August 24th,
Inst, All bids tobe deposited with J.
D. Mock, Clerk, and tobe accompanied
by cash deposit of Fifteen dollars as
security for closing contract.
Specifications may be seen at my
H. B, IltlMUKKT,
I 2-2t Supervisor Laurens County.
THE PEACE CONFERENCE.
Terms for Ending the Russo-Japanese
War Under Discussion.
The Peace Conference which is being
held at Portsmouth, N. H., between the
plenipotentiaries representing Russia
and Japan u making rather slow pro
gress and a long and tedious session
seems to be in sight if continued. Three
articles of the Peace terms have been
disposed of but it is believed there will
be a rupture in the proceedings which 1
may be broken off abruptly at any time.
The main features of the peace con
ditions handed by Baron Komura of
Japan to the Russian envoys are as fol
Reimbursement for the expenditures
sustained in the prosecution of the war
and the cession of the Island of
The amount of the indemnity is not
named, but will be mutually adjusted.
The other terms are: The cession of
tho Russian leased to the Liaotung pe
ninsula, comprising Port Arthur and
Dalny; the evacuation of the entire
province of Manchuria, the retrocession
to China of any privileges Russia may
have in the province and the recogni
tion by Russia of the principle of the
"open door;" the cession to Japan of
the Chinese eastern railroad below Har
bin, the main line through northern
Manchuria to Valdivostok to remain
Russian property; the recognition of
the Japan protectorate over Korea.
The grant of fishing rights to Japan in
the waters of the Siberian littoral
northward from Vladivostok to the
Bering sea; the rclinquishment to Japan
of the Russian warships interned in
neutral ports; finally a limitation upon
the naval strength of Russia in far
Interesting News from Ora.
Rev. B. H. Grier is attending a Bible
conference in Northfield, Mass.
Mr. Geo. D. Blakely, who has been
quite ill of typhoid fever, is able to be
out on the streets again.
Mrs. Willie Kirkpatrick Douglas is
visiting the family of Mr. T. P. Byrd.
Mrs. Douglas, as Miss Kirkpatrick,
taught the Ora school several years ago
and made many friends while here. She
is soliciting students for the Due West
Female College, in which institution
she is a teacher.
Mr. O. L. Hunter and family and
Capt. W. M. Hunter and family arc
hnuinnr on /M,*ir\rr in ?Vw> wr,"*,? "?5?o
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President J. M. Fleming of the Lan
ford Oil Mill was in town one day last
Mr. David McClintock has a beautiful
rubber tired Rock Hill buggy.
Mr. Jas. Craig and sister, Miss Lizzie,
have returned from an outing at Ashe
P?of. W. M. Bryson witn ms new
Oldsmobile, has been giving some of the
young people a very pleasant time this
Our young j>eople have been having
some very interesting tennis games.
Some of the players are excellent
Miss Davis of Troy, has been visiting
Miss Emma Blakely.
Mr. S. E. Hunter of Greenwood,
spent several days with relatives here
Mr. M. H. Hunter, formerly one of
our merchants, expects to move to Lau
rens soon to enter the mercantile busi
Mr. Robert Ketchin of Winnsboro,
made a business trip here some days
Rev. Palmer Rcid, assisted by Rev.
Mr. Smith, has just closed a very inter
esting series of services at the Presby
terian church. Some excellent sermons
were delivered during the meeting.
Capt. W. A. McClintock was installed
Ruling Elder on the last day of the
Friends of G. A. Browning and family
will be glad to know that little James
Browning, who was accidentally shot
at Goldville several days ago, is hold
ing his own and attending physicians
have strong hopes of the little fellow's '
recovery. A letter received yesterday
from Mr. Browning said that his son
was bright that day and seemed to be
The wound, which was made by a 32
caliber bullet, is extremely dangerous,
the ball having entered the face in the
check just below the eye and coming
out in the neck. Where it left the skin
the largo muscles were badly lacerated.
It seems that in some way a number
of children secured possession of a pis
tol which was accidentally discharged.
? Greenville News.
Buy it Now.
Now is the timo to buy Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
It is certain to bo needed sooner or
later and when that times comes you
will need it badly you will need it
quickly. Buy it now. It may save life.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr.
B. P. Posey. 48-it
The Annual meeting of the 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,
Mr. Claude Fuller, of Laurens, is in
Mrs. John M. Clardy.of Laurens, and
Mrs. J. Q. Py'.es, of Greenwood, sisters
of Mrs. John T. Daniel, are visiting
her at her home, North Church Street.
? Friday's Spartanburg Herald.
RAISING AN ENDOWMENT.
Effort Making to Endow Presbyterian
College of South Carolina.
A strong effort is being made by the
friends of the Presbyterian College of
South Carolina to raise an endowment
of $50,000 during the month of August
for this Institution.
Rev. W. G. Neville, President of the
College and two members of the board
of trustees, Dr. W. M. M'Phecters of
Columbia and Rev. S. C. Byrd of
of Winnsboro, arc making a canvass of
the State for this purpose.
Dr. M'Pheeters spent last Wed
nesday in Laurens and accompanied
by Dr. Robert Adams, who is Chair
man of the Board of Trustees of tin
College, he called upon a number of
the friends of the institution here. He
met with a hearty response. Ho is
averaging about a $1,000 a day, a fact
that is very encouraging to those who
are anxious to see a successful issue of
Opinions of Others.
A good many sub foci of dispensary
infection were uncovered at Spartan
burg daily.?Charleston Post.
"Housecleaning" has struck South
Carolina late in the season, but its go
ing to he thorough now that it is on. ?
Tillman charges the Conservatives
controlling the Legislature for six or
seven years with mismanaging the dis
pensary in order to effect his over
throw. How comes it, then, that the
same people who elected the legislators
rcclected B. R. Tillman senator. This
queer circumstance is as peculiar as
Tillman's logic.-The State.
Refused Registration Tickets.
Saluda, August 10.?The office of
the county board of registration was
crowded all day Monday by applicants
for registration certificates that they
might be prepared for the election on
the question of dispensary or no dis
pensary. Scores of those present were
procuring renewals, having long since
lost their tickets.
It is said a white person was never
refused a certificate by the board of
registration until last Monday. Sev
eral who were required to read and in
terpret the Constitution were turned
down. Many had to go away, or did
go away without tickets, on account of
What s the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
the stomach, the liver and kidneys
strong and active. Burdock Blood Bit
ters does it.
Man Improved by Marriage.
"Did you ever notice how it improves
- ? <?- u? married?" This query was
propounded by a young Southern wo
man here. "You can always depond
upon it that it is a married man who
shows you the small courtesies in an
elevator; it is the married man who
stands up for you in the street car, and
it is a married man who does all the
chores at a picnic. The most thought
less, irresponsible kind of a single man
often becomes a veritable model of
amiability after he gets him a wife.?
I suppose his wife has so drummed
good manners into him that ho has to
keep practicing all the time to keep in
trim. I believe business men have
more respect for a married man, too.
They succeed better in everything they
do. Why, only the other day there
was a baseball game between the mar
ried men and the single men. Who won?
The married men of course. And you
can't tell me their wives did not have
something to do with it.? Philadelphia
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
SEE HERE!?Highest price paid for
hides. J. Wade Anderson, City Market,
Laurens, S. C.
WANTED-At the Laurens Hotel,
regular boarders, wither without rooms.
Prices reasonable. For further infor
2-2t j. J. Dai-i.au, Proprietor.
FOR|SALE-50 gallons home made
Vinegar, two years old. 50 cents per
tgallon. J. Wade Anderson, City Mar
cet, Laurens, S. C. 2-It
WAGONS: ?Have just received a car
load each of the celebrated Studebakor
and Hackney wagons, one and two horse.
T. N. Barksdale, Laurens, S. ('.
FOR SALE:-My Mountain Creek
plantation, about 200 acres, fine bottom
land, original forest, splendid pastures,
,six room concrete residence, four ten
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splendid well-water. Terms to suit you
G, A. Fuller, Laurens. S. ('.
R. P. D. No. 5.
FOR SALE-219 acre farm in Chest
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balance in pines. Land slightly rolling.
(Rev.) Jos. A. Martin,
52-3t Cross Hill, S. C.
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STATE AND QENERAL NEWS.
York and Oconec counties are pre
paring to vote out the dispensary.
Today at Anderson Senator Tiilman
and Col. W. J. Talbert will engage in
a joint debate on the Dispensary.
Twenty thousand bales of American
cotton was burned in Kobe, a Japanese
port, last Thursday.
Mrs. J. D. Sease, of Newberry,
mother of Solicitor T. S. Sease, died
last Wednesday, aged 70 years.
The city council of Greenville will bo
asked to rescind its action in raising the
.nayor's salary from $900. to $1800.
Editor Simpson of the Greenville
News says that Spartanburg would
have voted out the dispensary last
week 5 to 1.
Seven hundred voters in Saluda county
have signed a petition asking for an
election on the dispensary or no dispen
Archbishop L. P. Chappelle, one of
the most distinguished prelates of the
Roman Catholic Church died cf yellow
fever in New Orleans last Wednesday.
Cotton is opening rapidly in the lower
part of the State and a number of new
bales have been put on the market in
Orangcburg and other places.
Forty three freight cars were smashed
into kindling wood in a wreck on a
spur line of the Southern road near
Spartanburg Monday morning.
Bishop A. Coke Smith of the South
ern Methodist Episcopal Church is se
riously ill at Asheville, N. C. He is a
victim of consumption.
Hon. Geo. B. Cromer of Newberry
has addressed an open letter to Senator
Tiilman, protesting against the intro
duction of factionalism into the pres
ent dispensary light.
A negro was burned at the stake in
the court houso square at Sulpber
Springs, Texas, last Friday, charged
with criminally assaulting a 14-year old
Mistaking him for a burglar, Mrs. W.
11. Cobb, of Itoyston, Ga., shot and
mortally wounded her husband, a prom
inent citizen and politician, who was
returning home late at night.
Mrs. Horace L, Bomar, nee Miss Lu
cilo Montgomery, daughter of Mr. V.
M. .Montgomery, died in Spartanburg j
Wednesday afternoon after a brief ill
ness. She was married to Mr. Bomar
a little less than a year ago.
At Rome, Ga., a mistrial was ordered
Thursday in'the case of V. T. Sanford
charged with the murder of George
Wright, local ticket agent of the South
ern. The jury was out six days. San
r_I w. :0i.t iimri. i*-~r
alleged intimacy with the former's
John B. Johnson, a member of the
Greenville Light Infantry, was knocked
in the head with a cue while in a pool
room with a party of his comrades in
Greenville Monday night. His skull was
crushed and there is little hope of his
Because of the failure of the Spar
tanburg delegation in the General As
sembly to insert a special clause in the
Act providing for the disbursement of
the net profits from the dispensaries,
the school fund of that county loses
one fourth of such profits.
The Greenville News editor fresh from
the Spartanburg investigation nominates
J. Fr?ser Lyon of Abbeville for Gover
nor; Neils Christensen <>f Beaufort,
lieutenant governor. Why. what's the
matter with Avery Patton for the first \
One life insurance police of $lf>.000
has been paid to the estate of R. K.
Dargan, the late president of the Inde
pendent Oil Company and the Darling
ton Trust Company, both of which
failed sometime ago. It will be recalled
that Mr. Dargan committed suicide un
der very singular circumstances and in a
little while stories were printed in some
papers to the effect that the suicide
theory was a hoax, that Dargan was
not dead and had left the country. Evi
dently the insurance companies have
proof positive that the insured is dead.
Another policy of $2.'),000 is yet to be
paid, making a total of $40,000.
MAY BE HNJOINRD.
Dispcnsaryilos Will Seek to Prevent
Election in Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, August 8th. ? The
petitions asking for an election in Spar
tanburg County to vote out the Dispen
sary, were filed to-day with County
Supervisor Miles. The committee claims
to hnv< ample names and more than
the required proportion.
It was stated to-day that, as soon as
the election is ordered by Supervisor
Miles, an injunction will be asked for.
When ihi' attorney was asked on what
grounds the injunction would be asked
for, he said plainly that it would be sim
ply to gain time, and wan only intended
to hold things in statu quo until after
January, when the General Assembly
would change tilings. He said that the
complaint would be that the petitions
were irregular and not sufficient, and
when it was suggested that this was a
matter for the supervisor, it was said
that made no difference, as the inten
tion was merely to tio the thing up in
the Courts until after the fall traue,
ami if a reference was ordered there
would be no trouble for Spartanburg to
hold on to its Dispensaries and not hold
the desired elections.? News and Cou
Public Sessions Held In
The Dispensary Investigating Committee
Unearths an Unsavory Condition of
Things in Spartanl?<?rg.
For four days last week the Dispcn
pensary investigating committee ap
pointed at the last session of the Leg
islature to investigate the workings and
management of the South Carolina Dis
pensary system, held its first public
sessions at Spartanburg. The sessions
were held in the court house and upon
adjournment late Friday afternoon it
was announced that the next meeting
of the committee would be in Columbia
within the next ten days or two weeks.
Later on Charleston's Dispensary affairs
will be probed by this same committee
.and many other towns and cities will
probably be visited for the same pur
The Spartanburg investigation devel
oped a most disgusting state of dispen
sary affairs as conducted in that city.
But Spartanburg may not be alone in
this respect. There has been "graft"
and irregularities in the conduct of the
whiskey business in the big State Dis
pensary as well as the sub-dispensaries
of the State down through these ten or
twelve years, according to the testi
mony of some of the witnesses who ap
peared before the committee last week.
Most of the members of the general
committee were present at the Spar
tanburg meeting, including Chairman
j Hay, Messrs Blease, Fr?ser, Lyon and
! Christensen. For the most part the
sessions were conducted by Messrs
Lyon and Christensen, representing ono
of the sub-committees of the general
The proceedings attracted wide spread
interest and attention, not only in Spar*
tanburg but throughout the State, and
the revelations brought out from day to
day were characterized as startling and
sensational. The details of the inves
tigation show that the sub-committee
has been at work and there is no dispo
sition to "smoothe things over" and if
the officers of the law do not go after
these alleged "grafters" it will be no
fault of the committee.
One of the most prominent, if not
the most important witness put on the
Stand, was County Supervisor D. M.
Miles, former member and chairman of
the State Board of Control, who could
not be induced to tell what he evidently
m?w?o "v.--. ii.. .i wprkjnurs of
the State institution, located in Colum
bia. He SU8pected wrong-doing, bo
said, and decided to got out, resigning
his position to become a candidate for
Supervisor. As Chairman of the Board
of Control he put a stop to many irreg
ularities. This, however, was several
years ago and ho does not know how
things are conducted now.
Some of the other witnesses who tes
tified before the committee were Jesse
Mahaffey, former member of the legis
lature, 15. L. Toland at one time State
Constable and Beer Dispenser. H, T.
Ferguson whiskey dispenser. Mr. Lan*
drum chairman of the county board of
control, and others.
At the fust meeting Tuesday after
noon some of the conditions as to the
management of the local dispensary
business were brought out and showed
that the County Board of Control has
been in the habit of making all who
were elected or re-elected Dispensers
pay a regular assessment and that the
average price paid the chairman of the
boar' as $450.00. That Mr. Morris, a
disj vas asked for and contributed
$25. fund to be paid to the Spar
tan' rnal for its support of the
Dia] i'i the fight against the l\
hibition movement. Morris said tha*.
the Journal had agreed, as ho under
stood, to take up the Dispensary fight
for $800.00 and that ho was told his
part would l>e $2".<>0, which he paid.
Later Mr. Harmon and Mr. Reibling,
both dispensers, told him that the edi
tor of the Journal had gone up, that be
wanted $500.00 and he (Morris) must
doudle his first subscription. This Mor
ris declined to do. There was a good
deal more testimony concerning the
newspaper transaction. It seems that
$400.00 was agreed upon finally. Mr.
Henry has admitted editorially that ho
made a trade with these fellows but it
was in the nature of an advestising con
tract. Mr. Henry did not attend the
sessions of the investigation, although
he was invited to bo present by Mr.
Lyon of the sub-commit toe.
Then there was abundant evidence
concerning free samples of whiskey and
various kinds Of presents that have
been received by the Spartanburg Dis
pensers from Wholesale whiskey houses
from time to time; that the sale of cer
tain brands of whiskey was pushed;
that some of the dispensers drank ex
cessively; that slack business method.;
have been in vogue for many year., and
80 on and so forth.
Of course a denial was entered by
some of those charged with alleged ir
regularities and the lie was passed
around almost every day and sometimes
several times a day. But ther< were
no personal encounters, and Messrs
Lyon and Christensen, ably assisted by
Chairman Hay, conducted the entire
session with consummate skill and tact.
The impression seems to be quite
general that most of the witnesses tes
tifying before the committee did not
tell half they know about this matter,
especially the worst half. !t may come,
out by and bj . . *