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LAURENS, S. C, Aug. 16, 1905.
False to His Colors.
There are times when one wishes to
believe that Ben Tillman is a sincere
man. Nobody has ever been able to
prove him guilty of downright dis
honesty and in these times even that is
almost a distinction for a public man.
However, his shameless effrontery as a
politician leaps from his throat, when
ever he opens his mouth, and at no
time has he uttered a more palpable
and slanderous falsehood than when he
accused the Anti-Tillmanites for being
responsible for Dispensary corruption.
Beginning with the passage of the Dis
pensary Act in 1892 every Anti-Tillman
newspaper in South Carolina has de
nounced it as contrived in the interest
of corruption and for the propagation
of thieves. Day in and day out the Anti
Tillman leaders have exposed it to the
world as a system dripping with the
foulest essences of crime, and no one
knows so well as Se;.a'->r Tillman with
what infamous tryanny t was rammed
down the throats of the decent people
of the State. He knows that he delib
erately trained and taught his followers
to drown the voices of all objectors to
this darling child of his ripened and
rampant politicnl iniquity.
Now, when no longer the stinking of-1
fenses of the Dispensary can be hidden,
now that they have broken the unholy
quarantine of sacred Tillman sanction
with which he was so long able to pro
tect it, this "brave Ben Tillman" with
characteristic poltroonery, deserts his
pals, deserts his associates, leaves
them naked to the wind's of a people's
just indignation, and lifts his voice in
whining vindication of those men and
newspapers in South Carolina whose re
lentless vigilance has probably alone pre
vented the machine of which he is the
proud father from stealing the whole
At Edgelield last Saturday this fel
low Tillman, the impudent acceptor of I
free passes, which he denounced in oth- [
ers, who some years ago unblushingly
confessed to having received whiskey I
samples, squealed that he "had been]
more lied upon by the newspapers'
than has any other man been in South j
Catolina. We have no doubt that the]
Hon. C. L. Blease of the Dispensary
Investigating Committee will dispute
the claim wifh him. It is not for us to
determine between these politicians
brought up in the same nursery, but it
does seem that whatever Senator Till
man's past may have been he should at
least have the elementary qualities of
manhood that prompt one to stand by
his friends. Nevertheless, watch him
soon desert ,t.hp w*w?i bj
In 1894 with the air ripe with charges
of Dispensary corruption, with defalca
tions cropping out here, there and
everywhere in the State, he stood by
his allies. 'He stood by them in the
campaign of 189G, and again in 1898.
In 1900 he took the stump to defend the
Dispensary, and all over South Caro
lina it was his task to rail at and spare
not any man, even the preachers of the
Gospel, who dared to criticise the Dis
pensary system. Now, he says that
the Legislature has been controlled by
Conservatives for six years and that
they have conspired against the Dis
pensary, these same legislators who
elected B. R, Tillman to the Senate,
whose credentials he now holds and
whose creature he is.
Tillman is a man of great talent, as a
public speaker able to arouse, control
and persuade to his purposes he is al
most without rival, and his dominance
in the politics of this State as due to
this power is easy to explain; but it is
hard to understand how even his fol
lowers, when the spell of his rasping
and propelling eloquence is over, in the
privacy of their own reflections, can
stomach his betrayal of his own colors
rd his deliverance to their enemies of
i nearest friends.
A Delirious Paragraph.
From the Anderson Mail the follow
ing is taken:
"We find this editorial paragraph in
the last issue of The Chronicle, a news
paper published at Clinton in Laurens
" "The record of the last court in
Laurens county was horrible. Some 15
or 16 cases of murder and manslaugh
ter. Bloodguiltiness has become epi
demic. The county appears to be in a
state of internal war. Surely some
thing should be done to raise the level
of moral sentiment on the matter of
the sanctity of human life. Are we to
become a generation of murderers and
"We hope conditions in Laurens coun
ty are not as bad as this paragraph
would lead one to believe. A stranger
reading such an article would naturally
come to the conclusion that life and
property are not safe in Laurens coun
ty. No law-abiding man, a stranger to
the county, would want to go to Lau
rens after reading such an article in a
newspaper published in the county.
"We nave often wondered if such ar
ticles do any good. Of course condi
tions in Laurens are not what they
ought to be, and it is the duty of the
newspapers to try to improve those
conditions, but we are of the opinion
that more harm than good will result
from publishing to the world that the
county is a hotbed of lawlessness.
"Such advertising will not make the
people at home any better, and it will
give the people abroad a very erroneous
and harmful impression."
We approve of the condemnation of
crimes, we think that the newpapers
shouli^describe actual conditions even
though they be foul but the Clinton
Chronicle was delirious when it printed
f that paragraph. Conditions are not es
'pecially bad in Laurens now as com
pared with other times. Some of those
16 murder cases are old, the accused
persons having been fugitives. Nearly
all the accused were negroes who killed
negroes. Killings among negroes indi
cate little as to the general state of
society in the South. If every while
man in Laurens were a saint, negroes
would continue to sacrifice each other
at picnicB and at churches in Summer
and at hot suppers in Winter. Some
times between Courts a dozen negro
homicides occur and sometimes one or
two. The difference is symptomatic of
nothing in particular. Of course too
many murders occur in Laurens and in
other counties. A murder by a mob
or by white cappers unless the exciting
cause be atrocious indicates an un
healthy state of sentiment in a commu
nity. One or two of the Laurens cases
have ugly features, but bloodguiltiness
is no more epidemic in Laurens at this
moment than usual. We do not think
"we are to become a generation of
murderers and cut-throats" but The
Chronicle may end in a padded cell if it
do not keep cooler. Perhaps the state
of internal war is confined to the inte
rior of The Chronicle.
We deplore the homicides that have
disgraced this county much more per
haps than The Chronicle deplores but
nothing has transpired to cause an ex
hibition of moral acrobatics and dismal
The esteemed but solemn Gazette is
neglecting Ha duty. Why is it not
keeping The Chronicle in bounds as
usual? The Chronicle is a brilliant
newspaper but nighty. The Gazette is
its safety valve, sheet anchor and star
ing gear. The Chronicle is always dan
gerous when The Gazette is not
Brace Up, Contemporary.
The Spartanburg Journal, fc a news
paper bearing the outward mien of san
ity and presenting the appearance of
intelligent direction, is making itself
appear silly in its tirades against the
Many a man now living an upright
life and holding a respectable place in
the community was at some time in the
mystic dawn of his career caught with
the goods on. The abandon and the
recklessness of despair are never ra
tional. The Spartanburg Journal is
well printed and presents the news in at
tractive style. We would encourage it
to try and live this thing down. The
less it says, the less excuse it will give
for riotous and ribald mirth. We can
conceive of no bigger fool undertaking
on the part of any man in South Caro
lina than to assail the integrity of Am
brose E. Gonzales. There are very few
men in this or any other State of his
greatness of mind and heart. Most
people know it.
The case of the Journal is by no
means hopeless. If it is good, in a
much shorter time than it now dreams
it may live this thing down. Few news
papers will stop speaking to it.
A Curiosity?The Printer.
A printer is the most curious being
living. He may have a bank and coins
and not have a ccntjhave small caps and
have neither wife nor children. Others
may run fast, but he gets along swift
est by setting. He may be making im
pressions without eloquence; may use
the lye without offending and be tell
ing the truth; while others cannot
stand while they set, he can set stand
ing and stand setting and do both at
the same time; have to use furniture
and yet have no dwelling; may make
?ml nut nwau r.! ond ipv/ir see a nie.
much less eat it, during his life; be a
human being and a rat at the same
time; may press a great deal and never
ask a favor; may handle a shooting
iron and know nothing about a gun or
pistol; he may move the lever that
moves the world, and yet be as far
from moving the globe as a hog under
a mole hill; spread sheets without being
a housewife; he may lay his form on a
bed, and yet be obliged to sleep on the
floor; he may use the t without shed
ding blood; and from earth he may han
dle "*; he may be of a rolling disposi
tion and yet never desire to travel; he
may have a sheep's foot and not be de
formed; never be without a case, and
know nothing of law or physic; be al
ways correcting his errors and grow
worse every day; have em?'?-s,
without ever having the arms of a lass
thrown around him; have form locked
up and at the same time be free from
jail, watch house, or other confine
ments; his office may have a hell in it,
and not be a bad place after all; he
might be plagued by the devil and be a
Christian of the best kind; and what is
stronger still, be he honest or dishon
est, rich or poor, drunk or sober, indus
trious or lazy, he always stands up to
his business.? Exchange.
Poisons in Food.
Perhaps you don't realize that many
pain poisons originate in your food, but
some day you may feel a twinge of dys
pepsia that will convince you. Dr.
King's New Life Pills are guaranteed
to cure all sickness due to poisons of
undigested food?or money back. 25c
at Laurens Drug Co., and Palmetto
Drug Store. Try them.
Superintendent For Wares Shoals.
Belton, Aug. 11.-Mr. W. C. Cobb
has resigned the Superintendcncy of the
Belton Mills. His resignation is to go
into effect September 15th, when he
will accept a similar position with the
Wnres Shoals Manufacturing Company.
In the severance of his official connec
tion the Belton Mills suflfers a distinct
loss. As Superintendent and since the
organization, by his advanced ideas,
businesslike methods and the peculiar
tact he possesses in winning and re
taining the love of all operatives he has
been a most potent factor in placing
the Belton Mills on the present solid
finnncial basis on which they now
stand. Mr. Cobb has worked contin
ually for the Pelzer Manufacturing
Company for the past 25 years and the
faithful service he has rendered is at
tested by his present position.--Cor.
Anderson Daily Mail.
A few counterfeiters have lately been
making and trying to sell imitations of
Dr. Kl ing's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, and other
medicines, thereby defrauding the pub
lic. This is to warn you to beware of
such people, who seek to profit,
through stealing the reputation or rem
edies which have been successfully cur
ing disease, for over 35 years. A sure
protection, to you, is our name on the
wrapper. Look for it, on all Dr. King's,
or Bucklen's remedies, as all others are
mere imitations. H. E. Bucklen& Co.,
Chicago, III., and Windsor, Canada.
Palmetto Drug Co., and Laurens
AT DUNCAiYS GREEK
Money liaised to Build
Church Yard Fence.
Bad weather But a Pleasant Day?A
Gathering of the Old and the
The re-union at Duncan's Creek on
last Thursday was a delightful affair.
Notwithstanding the very unpromising
weather a large number of people were
present, composed of men who had
passed their four score years, and in
fants in arms, nearly all of whom were
more or less related and whose ances
tors lie buried in the old Church yard.
Everybody brought lunch for them
selves and for their friends and it was
served in "family style" and everyone
felt at home and had a royal good time.
The Committee, consisting of Mrs.
Emma Glenn and Mrs. Thomas Weir,
have succeeded in raising more than
$200. for the building of a new iron
fence around the Church yard, and in
view of the fact that the rock posts are
already there, a little more than this
will put a very handsome fence on the
Dr. W. S. Bean, who was atone time
pastor of the Church, made an address
in which he gave a brief history of the
With a few eliminations the address
of Dr. Bean was as follows:
A few historical facts along about
the time the Church was founded will
give a clearer idea of the condition of
the country at the time Duncan'B
Creek Church was organized.
North and South Carolina had been
divided into two colonies since 1729,
about 37 years. Braddock's Defeat in
1755 was followed by Indian outbreaks
The Cherokee War undertaken by the
Governor of South Carolina in 1760,
and Hontinc's War 1763. Quebec had
been taken by Wolfe in 1759. By the
Peace of Paris Canada had been ceded
to Great Britain in 1763.
The Indict Massacred a party at
Long Canes, Abbeville district, in 1760.
Fifty were killed and two children were
captured. Patrick Calhoun was lead
ing the party to Augusta and his broth
ers wife was killed.
The population of South Carolina
about this time was 40,000 whites and
90,000 negroes. Population of the
United States in 1776 was 2,740,000.
"Greater New York" had in 1300,
There was one College in the South,
William's and Mary's in Virginia, es
tablished in 1692. J
The Church of England (Episcopal)
was the established church in Virginia
and had been in the Carolinas. In 1763
Patrick Henry in the "Parsons Case"
made an eloquent speech and succeeded
in having the Church disestablished.
The Legislature had fixed the salary of
clergymen at 16,000 lbs of tobacco.
Patrick Henry made his celebrated
speech against British taxation two
years later, in 1765. Georgia was only
34 years old as a Colony-having been
established in 1732. John Wesley came
to Georgia soon after Oglethorpe and
I labored there in 1736 and L73? A'?
nominations in the Colonies had in 1776
about 1441 ministers and 1940 churches.
The Presbyterian churches were
sprinkled along New York, Virgina and
Maryland and Delaware. Francis Make
mie labored in Maryland and Virginia
in 1684; was imprisoned for preaching,
but founded several churches.
In 1705 the Presbytery of -Philadel
phia was formed of Seven ministers.
Four from Ireland, one from New En
gland and two unknown. The Synod of
Philadelphia in 1717 contained four pres
byteries and 24 ministers.
Princeton College, New Jersey, was
founded in 1746, but was the descendant
of the "Log College" founded 1728 by
Wm. Tennent, of Ireland.
The first church in South Carolina of
Presbyterian antecedents is probably
the French Huguenot church in Char
leston established as early as 1689. It
is independent hut its pastor is one of
our ministers. Rev. Archibald Stoho
who had gone to Darien with the un
fortunate Scotch expedition, was going
back and was ship-wrecked on the South
Carolina coast in September 1700. Find
ing a vacant congregation in Charles
ton, he was invited to stay and take
charge, which he did. The First or
"Scotch in Charleston was planted by
the Scotch Presbytian Church, and its
titles held the property to that church
forever. But within our own genera
tion it has finally united with our
Church. There were churches estab
lished early on James' Island, John's
Island and Edisto Island, Presbytery of
Charles Town was also established which
was independent and never came into
our church organization at all.
The up-country of South Carolina was
largely settled by Scotch Irish people or
their descendants, who came direct
from the old country or by way of Vir
ginia and Pennsylvania. Some came
from North Carolina also where many
Scotch-Irish had settled. The upper
part of South Carolina was not divided
into Districts for Court purj>oses until
1768, and Columbia was made the capi
tal, instead of Charleston, in 1786. We
can hardly ^peak then of a State or
Colony of South Carolina as a united
province in 1766 for the upper and lower
portions were often opposed to each
other. And we know how fierce was
the struggle in this State during the
Revolution between the Tories and the
The Episcopal church which had been
the State church when the Carolinas
were colonized was practically dises
tablished in 1705 when the Laws against
Dissent were repealed by the Queen's
But as a matter of fact the English
church was established and the people
were taxed for its support until after
Mr. Wm. Tennent of New Jersey,
who was called to South Carolina, made
an eloquent address before the General
Assembly of the State, which led to
the abolition of the tax and the dises
tablishment of the Episcopal church.
DUNCAN'S CRBKK CHURCH.
About 1763-64 Joseph Adair, Thomas
Erving, William McCrorv and his
brothers united in building a house of
worship. In 1766 they wero visited by
Mr. Dufneld, Mr. Fuller and Mr. Camp
bell. Mr. Dufneld was from New Jer
sey, sent by Synod of New York to
Carolina in 1765 and afterward settled
in Carlisle and Philadelphia. Campbell
afterwards went to Bluff Church, North
Carolina. Afterwards, Duncan's Creek
was visited by Rev. Hezckiak Balch.
Mr. Balch advised the people to choose
elders, Andrew McCrory, Joseph Adair
and Robert Hanna were elected and
ordained by Mr. Balch. James Pollock
and Thomas Logan, having come re
cently into the congregation, Pollock
from Pennsylvania and Logan from Ire
land, both having been ordained elders
before, were also elected and installed
as elders at Duncan's Creek. There
were about sixty communicants. Mr.
Hezekiah Balch, who thus may be called
the first organizer of the Church, was
not its pastor. He was from Harford
County. Maryland, nnd grew up in
North Carolina, where his father moved
when he was a child. He graduated at
Princeton Princeton College in 1762,
and labored as evangelist, south of
Hanover Presbytery. In May 1771, he
with six others was set off by the
Presbytery of New York and Philadel
phia as the Presbytery of Orange.
This was the mother Presbytery of the
Synod of South Carolina, from which
South Carolina Presbytery was set off
in 1784, the boundary line being drawn
between the Presbyteries, along the
line between the States of North and
Just as Orange Presbytery was the
mother of South Carolina Presbytery,
afterwards the Synod of South Caro
lina, so the South Carolina Presbytery
was the mother of Hopewell Presby
tery in Georgia, out of which was to
grow the Synod of Georgia and the
Synod of Florida. Hopewell Presby
tery was set off in 1790 with the Geor
gia line as the boundary and embraced
the whole territory of Georgia. The
Synod of the Carolinas was set off in
1788 by the Synod of New York and
Philadelpha, and embraced the Presby
teries of Abingdon, Virginia; Orange,
North Carolina and South Carolina.
The General Assembly of the Presby
terian Church was organized in 1789,
the same year that the Constitution of
the United States was adopted, and was
made up of four Synod, New York and
New Jersey, the Synod of Philadelphia,
the Synod of Virginia and the Synod of
To return to Duncan's Creek. The
Church was served for ten years from
1770-1780 by James Cresswell, John
Harris and Joseph Alexander?probably
to the close of the Revolution. There
was a considerable stir in the Church in
1788 when Mr. John Springer from
Georgia undertook tosing one of Watt's
Psalms instead of the old Rouse's ver
sion. Mr. Springer was teaching at
Ninety Six. A Mr. McCarra pretend
ing to be a Presbyterian minister from
Scotland, came among the Churches in
this section and using Erskine sermons,
gained much applause for awhile. But
he lived a loose life, was detected as
preaching other men's sermons and
finally the Churches were closed
Duncan's Creek lost a good many
member:; at this time; some went to
the A. R. P. Churches on account of
the Psalm trouble, others went to the
Baptists. In 1788, Rev. James Tem
pleton served the church for five
iitvmtiis. t\ meeuug ui riesuy renalis
was held here in 1788 and the Mr.
McCorra who had troubled the church
was charged with disorderly conduct
and interdicted from preaching. At
this meeting, Mr. John Newton was or
dained by the Presbytery of South Car
olina as Pastor of the Bath-Salem
Church (afterwards Lexington church
Georgia) and be was the first Pastor
ordained over any Presbyterian congre
gation. Mr. Newton lived at Lexing
ton, Ga., where he died and is buried.
He began the theological class in his
home which was continued by Dr.
Thomas Goulding, and was removed with
Dr. Goulding to Columbia when the
Theological Seminary was established
there about 1830. So Duncan's Creek
was the ordination place for the first
Presbyterian pastor in Georgia, and he
became the father of the Theological
Seminary at Columbia.
In 1789 Mr. Humphrey Hunter visited
Duncan's Creek Church and preached
for the people and also at Little River.
In April, 1790, these two churches
presented a call to Presbytery for
his services, but Mr. Hunter hav
ing used some other hymns besides
the Rouse's version the congregation
cooled off toward him, and he declined
to call. After this the church was sup
plied by James Templeton. Messrs
Williamson, Hunter, Wilson, A. Brown
and John B. Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy
was called to the pastorate and was or
dained by Presbytery at Duncan's
Creek church 1786. Mr. Kennedy
claimed the liberty of using cither ver
sion of the Psalms in worship, but this
gave offence to some who were
more zealous than discreet, and
I he omitted the Old Version alto
gether, and this gave offence to a num
ber who left the church altogether.
These strifes and the death of the old
elders diminished the church very much
by the close of the century. Rev. John
B. Kennedy continued in charge of
Little River and Duncan's Creek.
Two of the early settlers and elders
in this section at that time were Col.
David Glenn, an Irish immigrant who
came from Savannah to South Carolina
and settled on the Enorec, at Glenn's
Mills. Col. Glenn fought at Cowpens
with Morgan, at Eutaw Springs and at
the siege of Ninety Six. He was nearly
captured by "Bloody Bill Cunningham,"
but escaped into the cane brakes of the
f?noree, He was the father of Dr.
George Glenn, an elder of the Aveliegh
John Boycc was a Scotch-Irish Pres
byterian who was in the battles at
Mackstock King's Mountain, Cowpens
and Eutaw. He was a Presbyterian
elder nt McClintocks Church on Gilders
Duncan's Creek was served down to
1838 by Rev. Arthur Mooney, A. J.
Pearson, Wm. Quillian, J. B. Kennedy
and John McKittrick.
About 1838 the church was in a very
feeble state and had almost ceased to
exist. Many of the old members had
removed to other places. Some had
drifted into other churches, some had
died and some were careless as to pros
perity of the church, elder George
McCreery was old and frail but living
at that time. The church was irregu
larly ministered to by Rev. John B.
Kennedy. In 1844 Rev. Edwin Cater
gave the church one-fourth of his time
and during his ministry the church was
revived and a good many were added to
its membership. Mr. Cater ordained as
elders Mr. Robert Clintock and Dr.
Thomas Wier. Rev. S. B. Lewser suc
ceeded Mr. Cater, and preached until
the fall meeting of Presbytery until
1849. Rev. E. F. Hyde then served
the church for one-half his time. In
1850 he was giving one-fourth of his
time to the church and the membership
varied from 27 to 43.
Here Dr. Howe's History breaks off,
and I know not where to get the con
tinuation. But doubtless many of the
older people will remember the state of
the Church from that time on. The
present stone building was built be
tween 1830-32. And to-day the old
Church still stands, deserted by its
former neighbors, lonely under its ma
jestic tress, keeping guard over the
numerous graves of those old pioneers
and their descendants, who first pene
trated what was then a wilderness and
took |k>ssession of the new land. Many
atomy years have passed over the old
Church. Indians were a terror and a
danger for many years, then came the
beginnings of the Revolutionary trou
bles and the fierce and bloody feuds be
tween the Tories and the rebel fac
Even after the close of the Revolu
tionary War there were some disorders
and disturbances, arising from the bit
ter passions that had been stirred.
Isaac Watts and his new version of the
Psalms stirrred up another strife, and
the Church was often rent and torn by
the struggle between the young preach
er who wanted Watts, and the old
Scotch-Irish element who preferred
Rouse. Wandering preachers came
along who preached fine sermons which
they had stolen out of other men's
books and expressed pious and moral
sentiments which they did not illustrate i
by their lives. Elders were known as
brewing the finest whiskey in this sec
tion, and no doubt many of those early
preachers were asked to take a toddy
when they came in from a long ride.
Here and there the slavery question
came in for discussion and one minister
disagreeing with the Presbytery, re
signed his Churches and went to the
free State of Ohio. Sometimes the
Church languished and seemed ready to
die; and then again it would revive and
flourish for a while. Other Churches
organized later, like Clinton, Bethany
and Shady Grove drew away members,
and some drifted into Baptist and
Methodist Churches. The Civil War no
doubt impoverished many who had been
in comfortable circumstances and it
swept away many of the old landmarks
all over the South. Ku-klux times suc
ceeded, and perhaps some of our old
members may know those who left the
State and remained for years, or set
tled down in Arkansas and Texas. We
may well hope those stormy years have
passed away, that no more war shall
call away our young men and desolate
our homes. Could those old fathers of
the Church rise from their graves they
would rub their eyes. They would be
astonished to hear that slavery had
been over forty years, that Rouse was
no longer sung in Duncan's Creek or
Watts either, and that the "kist of
whistles" had been brought in to help
out tne music. They would wonder
why elders no longer distilled whiskey
and preachers no longer took toddy on
their personal calls. But after all, they
would find many things the same.
Friendship and neighborly kindness,
love and marriage, sickness and death,
sin and suffering, would he still part of
the experience of all lives. Still for us
who are "pilgrims and strangers hero
ns all our fathers were," there remains
the same old Gospel, the same hope of
forgiveness, and the same prayer would
rise from our lips today as one house
hold of faith.
"0, God of Bethel, by whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgaimage,
Hast all our fathers led.
Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before thy throne of grace;
God of our fathers?bo the God
Of their succeeding race."
WAY TO TREAT HAY FEVER.
No Stomach Dosing, Just Breathe
Hyomei-Stops Sneezing and
Laurens Drug Co. are reccomending
to their customers as a cure for hay
It is claimed for this remedy that it
stops the spasmodic paroxysms, the
sneezing, the smarting and running of
the eyes and nose, and other acute symp
toms of this disease.
Many persons have been cured of hay
fever by Hyomei, and the discoverer of
the remedy professes to be able to
prevent both the occurrence of the an
nual attack and to stop the progress
of the disease, even in tne most chronic
A. Hamlin, of Westford, Mass. writes
"Hyomei cured me of hay fever in one
week's time, I consider it a duty to
tell others who suffer from this disease."
This endorsement is only one of hun
dreds that have been received by the
Eroprietorof Hyomei, and Laurens Drug
o. offers to refund the money if Hyo
mei does not do all that is claincd for it
is the st rongest proof that can he given
as to the confidence they have in Ilyo
mci's |k>wer to cure hey fever. The
complete outfit costs but $1.00, while
extra bottles can be procured for 50
TBE "10SS" COTTON PRESS I
SIMPLEST. STItONOEST. BEST
Thi Murray Ginning System
Gins, Feeder*, Condentere, Etc. ^
OIBBU MACHINERY CO.
Columbia, S. C.
are instantly relieved, and perfectly
healed, by Bucklen's Arnica Salve. C.
Rivenbark, Jr., of Norfolk. Va., writes:
"I 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. 26c at Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
We are offering
25cts Violet Talcum for
50 cents Box Paper for
25 cents Box Paper for
Ask to see the
above Bargains at
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
Just Listen to this
Of all the Paints I ever saw
or used, there is none so good
as the ELBRA Brand. Let
me show you why. See
T. R. PITTS,
Clinton, S. C.
Wheeler & Wilson
The lightest running
machine in the world.
Sowing Machine made.
The easiest to manage
and least liable to get
out of order. Cannot
start in the wrong direc
tion, and is the only lock
stitch machine so made.
The only machine that
has a needle that cannot
be set the wrong way.
Does not oil the work.
The thread does not
come in contact with
oiled parts, which is not
true of other machines.
Our salesman shall be pleased
to call and show you more fully.
A postal card will bring him
with a machine to you at once,
CHAS. OAKLEY, Salesman
Box 91. L-aurens, S. C.
A Bit of Herring Fish Roe, daintily
cooked adds a delightful relish to the
It is fine, selected pieces of Roe pack
ed in salt while fresh. 1905 Pack
just received, --------
Price: 15 cents per pound
m 25 cts for two pound
44 $1.75 for 15 lb pail
P. S.-Don't forget we have Fresh Brad Stone
and many other varieties of Rutabaga and Turnip
Montgomery & Company have opened up at
Fuller & Darlington's old stand with a com
plete stock High-grade Groceries. They are
selling agents for
HAHHOND PACKING CO.'S
Meats, Lards, Hams, Etc.
C. H. HAMMOND CO/5 Canned Meats
are in i
.W. Montgomery and Brooks Swygert
charge and they will be glad for
ids to come in to see
Montgomery $ Company
Laurons, Sot**h Carolina
them. - -
The Bank of Laurens
Laurens, S. C,
ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, "1 ?QO
Undivided Profits,. $20,000
:( OFFICERS )?
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. Pluss,
W. P. Caine,
We will appreciate your business no matter how small
I it may be.
We pay 4 per cent in our Savings Department. We
give you a small safe so you can save your Dimes, Nickels
Write or call on us when you are in the city.
A FULL LINE FANS AT
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Plain and Fancy Sheer White Lawns, White
Mercerized Waistings, Good Designs
in Printed Muslins, Embroideries,
Laces and All-over. Ladies
Sunshades at Low Prices
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
WIND *? WEATHrp
work havoc on unpaintrd or badly
painted buildings. Everything exposed to
and sunshine, to wind and weather, ought
painted with the best possible paint thf
money can buy. Years of ex
perience have proven that \
Mastic Mixed Paint"
"Tho Kind Thmt Lnm/m"
is the- best paint on tho market for every Kort
of Btrttoturo oxposod to all of theso damaging
eloiuonts. Maslic paint combines tho best
materials in the best proportions to withstand
wear, to givo a beautiful Quish and to retain
if* appearance, no matter what Vm oxpos
uro ? low or high, damp or dry. * Use
Mailfo Paint and your buildings will
fllwaya look new, and your paint lnvost
moutwill bo a sonroo of plcasuro and profit.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY '
fOU OAUE DY
Dodson's Drug Store.