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any Kind of
Itcal Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Garlington & Co.,
Laurens , S. C.
WE ARE IN THE
Business and Sell at
Palmetto Drug (A
Laurens, S. C.
laurens. s o.. wednesday sept. 13. 1,905.
(lotu.ii Association Makes
Result of the Meeting ?! Asheville In
Which Various Interested Elements
Take a Part.
Asheville, N. C, Sept. 7.-"Your
committee, realizing the unusually
strong statistical position of cotton, we
recommend a minimum price of 11 cents,
basis middling uplands, at the home
market throughout the cotton belt. E.
D. Smith, Chairman; H. Y. Brooke,
This action was reached after a four
hours' struggle in the minimum price
committee's room this afternoon, "and
a joint secret conference of that com
mittee and the general committee to
night. It was a contest in which grow
ers, spinners, manufacturers and brok
ers were involved, and one in which the
combined influence of all theses ele
ments was brought into play, in and
out of the meetings which preceded to
night's work. After the announcement
of the estimate of the crop yield of
1905 and 190G, the fight narrowed down
to two factions?one holding out for 104
cents, the other for 11 cents, notwith
standing the fact that an outside ele
ment clamored for twelve cents. Some
of the growers this afternoon were in
clined to the opinion that the unexpect
edly short yield crop report would have
a tendency to push the minimum to
twelve cents, but it was known that
these predictions would not be fulfilled
when the price committee emerged
from its caucus at 6:45 to-night.
"We have labored like a mountain
and brought forth a mouse," said one
of the perspiring committeemen to the
Associated Press correspondent to
night; "the conservative element
Strikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health strikes the
hidden rocks of Consumption, Pneu
monia, etc., you are lost, if you don't
get help from Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumpton. J. W. McKinnon,
of Talladega Springs, Ala., writes: "I
had been very ill with Pneumonia, un
der the care of two doctors, but was
getting no better when I began to take
Dr. King's New Discovery. The first
dose gave relief and one bottle cured
me." Sure cure for sore throat, bron
chitis, coughs and colds. Guaranteed
at Laurcns Drug Co. and Palmetto
Drug Co. Price 50 cents and $1.00.
TriaT bottles free._
HOMES FOR THE DELEGATES.
Complete List of Homes Assigned for
the Churches of Laurens Association.
On the occasion of the meeting of the
T.aureus Baptist Association with Mt.
Olive Church, Tuesday, September 26,
delegates will be assigned as follows:
Beaverdam?W. W. Cooper.
Bethabara?J. N. Jones, Sr.
Beulah?J. P. Jones.
Chestnut Ridge ?N. E. Cooper.
Clinton ? B. L. Henderson,
Cross Hill-B. M. Owings.
Durhin ? W. L. Cooper.
Friendship?J. N. O'Dell.
Highland Home ?Doc Hughes.
Holly Grove?Jno. Wrenn.
Lanford?Mrs. J. R. Smith.
Langston?J. N. Jones, Jr.
Laurens, First?W. E. Washington.
Laurens, Second?Mrs. Lizzie Wash
Mountville ?Andy Culbertson.
Mt. Gallagher?Strawder Crawford.
Mt. Pleasant?Mrs. Anna Arnold.
Princeton- Mrs. C. C. Cooper.
Poplar Springs ?Mrs. Susie Roland.
Prospect D. A. Goddard.
Union -James Jones.
Watts Mills-Martin Wells.
Warrior Creek?J. O. Martin.
W. E. Washington,
CATARRHAL TROUBLE PREVALENT.
Fall Months~Ciuise Sickness?Breathe
Hyoinei, and be Cured of Catarrh.
Catarrhal troubles are more common
at this season than at any other time
of the year. The sudden changes that
come during the fall months are pro
ductive of many cases of catarrh that
without proper treatment will become
The pleasantest, most convenient, and
only scientific method for the treatment
and eure of catarrh, is Hyomei. Simp
ly put twenty drops ir a little pocket
inhaler that comes with every outfit,
and then breathe it for three minutes
four times a day.
No dangerous drug or alcoholic con
coctions are taken into the system when
Hyomei is used. Breathed through the
inhaler, the balsamic fragrance of Hyo
mei penetrates to the most remote cells
of the nose and throat, and thus kills
the catarrhal germs, heals the irritated
mucous membrane, and gives complete
and permanent cure.
Thousands of testimonials have been
given as to the astonishing cures made
by this remedy. J. S. Nugent, treas
urer of the New York Life Insurance
Company, writes: "Hyomei has com
pletely cured my daughter of catarrh,
from which she has been a sufferer for
The complete Hyomei outfit costs but
one dollar, and as the inhaler will last
n lifetime and there is sufficient Hyomei
for several weeks treatment, it is the
most economical catarrhal remedy
known. Extra bottles can be procured
for fifty cents. Ask the Laurens Drug
Co. to show you the strong guarantee
under which they sell Hyomei.
Death~oFMrsTj. W. Daniel.
Mr. C. A. Power received a telegram
Mondav night from Columbia announc
ing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs.
Daniel, wife of Rev. J. Walter Daniel,
pastor of Washington Street Methodist
church. Mrs. Daniel was a Miss Hunt,
8isterof Mrs. C. A. Power of this city
and Mrs. J. R. Culbertson of Rapley.
Rev. Mr. Daniel is a native of this
county and is one of the most prominent
Jreachers in the South Carolina Con
Diphtheria, sore throat, croup. In
stant relief, permanent cure. Dr. Thos.
Electric Oil. At any drug store.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, say to
every tax payer that they need to paint
only once in 10 to 15 years with L. & M.
Paint. It wears and covers like gold,
and it's made to last. 6-2t
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Price of cotton yesterday ranged from
9 3-4 to 9.95.
Mr. A. Huff and Supervisor H. B.
Humbert spent Sunday at Princeton.
Over 400 bales of cotton were sold
here on last Saturday.
Mr. Frank Fuller of Mountville was
in the city Monday.
Mr. C. W. Taylor spent Sunday at
Mr. Gus Hart visited at Princeton
Saturday and Snnday.
Mr. Will Hudgens returned Monday
from a visit to Rockingham, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Byrd spent yes
terday in the city.
Mr. Jasper DuPre of Owings Sta
tion was in town Friday.
Mr. John D. Bowen and family of
Raleigh, N. C., are visiting in the city.
Miss Charlotte McGowan returned
Friday from a visit to Greenwood. ;
Misses Fannie and Julia Smith of
Mountville visited Mrs. Augustus Huff
during the past week.
Miss Ciaudia Crews went to Ander
son yesterday to visit Mrs. Wm. F.
Messrs. Frank Crisp, Frank Ballew,
Shell Swygert and John Wright left
yesterday for Clemson College.
Mr. D. IL Counts has sold 94 hales of
cotton this season. He plants the King
variety and has 400 acres.
Rev. J. E. Carlisle of Greenwood,
Presiding Elder of the Cokeshury Dis
trict, spent Monday night in the city.
Miss Nora Taylor and Mr. Ernest
Machen of frinceton have entered the
graded school for the present session.
Mr. J. Arthur Taylor of Princeton
has accepted a salesman's position with
Todd, Simpson & Co.
Mrs. J. A. P. Moore is at Rockingham,
N. C, visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Dr. C. A. Ellett has returned to the
city from a visit to his former home in
The Misses Armstrong gave a charm
ing entertainment at their home on
Main street on Tuesday evening last. ?
Mr. John Culbertson, who moved to
Pendleton from this county nine years
ago, visited relatives here during the
Mr. Gregg Jeans, who has been clerk
ing at Todd, Simpson & Co., for the
past nine years has resigned his posi
Mr. Broadus Roper was in the city
Sunday from Fountain Inn, visiting his
mother, who is spending sometime in
Mr. R. L. Simpson of Barksdale at
tended the Convention Monday night of
Laurens Lodge, No. 43, Knights of Py
Miss Willou Boyd has returned from
Glenn Springs and accepted a position
as jtenographer in the offices of Dial &
Midshipman Haskell Dial of the
Naval Academy, Annapolis, is spending
his annual vacation in the city with his
father, Mr. N. B. Dial.
Prof. J. Y. Bryson spent Monday
night in the city. He is principal of
the Gray Court-0wings Institute,whose
present session opened on Monday.
The position of stenographer and
typewriter for the Crescent Company
and the Laurens Steam Laundry has
been accepted by Miss Fannie Winters
Mrs. J. N. Iludgens, Miss Rose Hud
gens, Master John and little Miss Dora
thy Iludgens, returned on Saturday
from a week's visit at Pendleton, Honea
Path and Greenwood.
While in the city a few days ago Mr.
J. T. Harris of Snartanburg, broker,
promoter and real estate dealer, sold
the Dr. P. B. Connor residence to Mr.
W. R. McCuen.
The members of the Euchre Club met
with Mrs. T. D. Darlington Thursday
afternoon at 5o'clock. Miss Alma Shell
was awarded the prize. Refreshments
President Dial is spending a few days
at Wares Shoals. Everything is mov
ing right along out there now. A saw
mill is locating there this week and la
borers of all kinds can find employment
on the various works in and about Wares
Rev. J. T. Taylor, pastor of three
Baptist Churches in this county, spent
Monday night in the city. He has just
returned from Crab Tree, N. C, where
he closed a wonderful twelve days
meeting Friday, there being over fifty
conversions and forty admissions to
Messrs. J. II. Meyers, Brooks Sulli
van and Knox Simpson leave the latter
part of this month for Baltimore,where
they will enter the University of Mary
land. Messrs. Meyers and Sullivan will
enter the department of pharmacy,
while Mr. Simpson will be in the medi
Mr. J. H. Parks, who has been the
bookkeeper at the Laurens Oil Mill for
the past several years, has been pro
moted to the management of the oil
mill at Barnwell. He left on yesterday
for his new post of duty. His family
will probably follow in a few weeks.
Laurens regrets to give them up.
Magistrate Campbell of Waterloo,
sent up Josh Burnside and Dunk Camp
bell, two young negroes, charged with
placing obstructions on the tracks of
the C. & W. C. Ry. in the vicinity of
Waterloo about the first of September.
They were brought to iail Tuesday af
ternoon by Constable J. C. Sims.
"Now good digestion waits on appe
tite, and health on both."
If it doe.ien't, try Burdock Blood Bit
A Children's Party.
Little Misses Lucy Vance Darlington
and Claudia Irby Darlington enter
tained about sixty-five of their little
friends at. their home on Irby Avenue
Saturday afternoon. Numerous games
were played and all had a great time.
The lawn and piazzas were utilized for
the games and various contests. The
prize in the chief contest was won by
Miss Alpha Bolt. Ices and other re
freshments were served.
Mrs. John S. Dial Dead.
Mrs. Dial, wife of Mr. John S. Ujal,
of Owings Station, died at her home on
Saturday morning last, aged about 80
years. The burial services, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. J. F. Anderson,
took plnce at Dials Church on Sunday.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Dial is
survived by her three daughters, Mrs.
John R. Hellams, Mrs. Joseph Brown
lee and Miss Emma Dial and a large
connection throughout the county. The
Messrs. Childress of this city are neph
ews of the deceased.
No need to fear sudden attacks of
cholera infantum, dysentery, diarrhoea,
summer complaint of any sort if you
have Dr. Fawler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry in the medicine chest.
HOLD A MEETING.
Laurens Association Endorses xrn
Cotton Association in Fixing
at II Cents.
At the call of the President, a meet
ing of the Laurens County Cotton
Growers' Association was held in the
Court House on Saturday. The Con
vention was very well attended and
there was a spirit of interest in the
proceedings from first to last.
Dr. A. C. Fuller, President of the
Association, made quite an interesting
talk at the beginning of the meeting,
discussing at some length the work of
the Cotton Association and expressing
his gratification with the general results
that have been achieved.
The adoption of a resolution endors
ing the action of the Southern Cotton
Association at Asheville in fixing the
ninimum priep for the present crop of
cotton at 11 cents and agreeing to hold
as much as possible for that price, was
one of the important features of the
Those who participated in the discus
sion of the resolution were-Hon. O. P.
Goodwin, Judge Thompson, Col. Whar
ton, J. R. Finley, W. P. Harris, P. M.
Pitts and J. N. Leak.
Col. Wharton called attention to the
fact, that bagging has advanced from 4
3-4 to 7 cents and tics from 85 cents to
$1.00. He also brought out the fact
that cotton seed were selling for 05 cts.
per hundred, a price far too low and he
urged the Association to look into these
matters with the view of effecting a
The Convention delegates reported
the cotton crop short as a general thing
throughout the county.
The Laurens County Cotton Growers'
Convention met in the Court House,
Saturday at 11 o'clock.
The following delegates were en
Laurens ?O. G. Thompson, John R.
Finley, Glenn A. Fuller, W. L. Taylor.
R. O. Hairston.
Dials?J. Leak. Jno. D. Owings,
G. F. Dorroh, T. C. McCauley.
Scuffletown-J. T. Todd, E. Y. Cun
ningham, J. W. Blakely, O. P. Good
%Jacks-J. H. Pitts, J. C. McMillan.
J*. M. Copeland, J. I. Young, P. M.
Hunter-Capt. Wash Williams, J.
Rhett Copeland, R. P. Adair.
Cross Hill-W. B. Fuller, P. S. Pin
son, M. T. Simpson,
Waterloo?Jno. Hamilton, Edgar An
derson, J. H. Wharton.
Sullivan?Robert Bolt, J. C. Wasson,
T. Mac Roper.
Youngs?J. F. Sloan, J. E. Patter
son, W. P, Harris, J. B. Cosby.
Mountville-J. C. Watts.
Waterloo No. 2-W. C. Wharton, W.
II. Culbertson, G. W. L. Teague.
The Secretary read the minutes of
tiie last meeting.
On motion of R. p. Adair all present
were invited to participate in the
The following resolutions, introduced
by O. G. Thompson, were unanimously
Whereas the International Spinners
Association at its recent meeting at
London took action to restrict the pur
chase of cotton for 90 days to the low
est possible figures that would meet
their necessities for raw material, with
the purpose to depress the market and
get their supplies at reduced prices, the
result of which action, if not met with
prompt resistance by producers, would
be such depression in prices a? would
entail upon them a loss of many millions
of dollars, if not an actual driving of
prices to a point below the cost of pro
duction, and a further result of which
would be to crush the Cotton Associa
tion and its efforts at the opening of
the fall season and force the farmers to
sacrifice their cotton on a depressed
And whereas conservative estimates
place the present crop approximately
at 10,000,000 bales as compared with
13,600,000 last year, taken with an
enormous demand for cotton goods ?t
high prices, and taken with high prices
prevailing for almost every article or
commodity of commerce, trade or liv
ing, should command higher prices for
cotton than those now ruling in our
And whereas the Executive Com
mittee of the Southern Cotton Associa
tion now in session at the city of Ashe
ville, after exhaustive inquiry in re
gard to estimates and conditions of
the crop and after a thorough can
vass of the matter has fixed the mini
mum price for cotton at 11 cents.
And whereas experience has shown
that to rush large quantities of cotton
upon the market at any time, and es
pecially in the early stages of gather
ing, will invariably depress the market.
Resolved, That while believing that
existing conditions will insure a higher
price than that fixed by the S. C. As
80ciation bofore the season is far ad
vanced, this Association having confi
dence in the wisdom and discretion of
the Southern Cotton Association and in
loyalty to its advice and mandates,
hereby adopts the minimum price fixed
for cotton, and pledges itself, that if
from restricted demand or from any
other cause prices are kept materially
lower than 11 cents to sell only such
portion of the crop as may be abso
lutely necessary to meet immediate ne
cessities or obligations, and to adh- re
to this policy until there shall be
such reaction in the market as shall en
sure eleven cents.
On motion of O. G, Thompson, a com
mittee of five was appointed to make
the following investigation:
1. Whether or not it is true as has
been charged, that by a combination of
many mills competition has been im
paired, if not practically destroyed, and
if true, what, if any relief or remedy is
2. Have our people any protection or
showing in the matter of grading cot
3. To inquire as to the feasibility of
farmers bulking their cotton here on
certain days and inviting buyers here
from a distance or from neighboring
4. Whether or not it is practicable
for the seller to know on any certain
day what his cotton is worth on the lo
5. Whether or not it is practicable or
advisable to employ an agent who
shall represent the farmers of the
county at the Court House to post them
daily in the matter of the price of cot
ton and to aid them in the matter of
6. Any and all other matters pertain
ing to the interest of the farmer with
regard to the production, warehouse
ing and marketing of his crop.
O. P. Goodwin, J. D. Watts, W. P.
Harris, George Dorroh, J. H. Wharton
constitute the above mentioned Com
Jno. R. Finley, O. G. Thompson, B.
Y. Culbertson were appointed as a
Committee on Constitution and By
The next meeting will be held on
Saturday after Salesday in October.
The President was asked to urge each
Township to meet and send delegates
to the next meeting.
DR. A. C. FULLER,
B. Y. Culbertson, Sec.
KILLS J. B. COLEMAN.
Shocking Scandal Leads to a Terrible
Tragedy in Saluda?Prominent
"Saluda, S. C, Sept. 9th, '05.~Tho
death of Mr. Joe Ben Coleman on yes
terday was caused on account of' the
discovery by me of intimate relations
existing between Mr. Coleman and Mrs.
The above statement was made by
State Senator Eugene S. Blease of
Saluda, who is now in the custody of
the sheriff of Saluda county, having
surrendered himself to that officer im
mediately after fatally shooting his
brother-in-law, Joe Ben Coleman, on
the streets just before dark Friday
Coleman was shot three times and
lingered in great agony for several
hours, dying at three o'alock Friday
night. Although conscious up to the
last he made no statement concerning
the shooting, only expressing the wish
that he had been killed instantly and
spared the great suffering.
' It is stated that Senator Blease was
not aware of the cause which led to the
homicide until the day of the shooting.
He learned of incriminating corres
pondence between Coleman and Mrs.
Blease and at once drove out to the
home of his father-in-law, where his
wife and little girl had been staying for
awhile. Mrs. Blease is said to have ad
mitted enough to convince her husband
that his suspicions were correct. Sena
tor Blease returned to Saluda and went
immediately to the store of Coleman,
Webb & Co. Coleman was given an
opportunity to fight it out, Blease of
fering him a pistol with which to de
fend himself. The pistol was placed
upon the counter by the Senator, who
was now in a great frenzy, but Cole
man showed no disposition to take up
the challenge. Then Senator Blease de
liberately drew a magazine pistol,
whereupon II. G. Crouch, brothcr-in
laW to both men, seized Blease and
begged Coleman to get out of the way.
Coleman attempted to escape and had
passed out the front door and was turn
ing a corner about 50 feet from the
store when Blease, who had disen
gaged himself from Crouch, fired upon
the fleeing man. The first shot brought
Coleman to the pavement. Blease con
tinued to shoot after the man fell, fir
ing five or six times in. all. Coleman
was shot twice through the body. He
was removed to the hotel, where he re
ceived medical attention. Senator
Blease walked across and gave himself
up to the sheriff.
The men were brothers-in-law, hav
ing married sisters, and they were al
ways close friends up to the very day
of the tragedy.
Coleman was formerly a State con -
stable and was for a time stationed in
Laurens. He was 32 years old. His
wife died two years ago, leaving two
The inquest will be held next Saturday
at which time Solicitor Cooper can be
present to represent the State.
The Boys and Girls have, of course, worn out their
Shoes during the Summer vacation. Now it is school time
again and new shoes must be provided. Before buying,
don't fail to see our
Splendid School Shoes
They prove a delight to the Children who wear them, and
a satisfaction to the parents who pay for them. They are
made for wear but always look neat. We do a big busi
ness in School Shoes because we give our patrons.
NOTHING BUT THE BEST-Here's the Price range,
according to size and make
75cts to $2.50
Shoes, Hats and Men's Furnishings
NO OOODS CHARGED AT THE REDUCED PRICE
STATE AND OENERAL NEWS.
Chief justice Simmons of Georgia
The dispensaries recently voted out in
Union and Newberry have been closed.
Atlanta's yellow fever patient died of
the disease at the detention house in
that city last Tuesday.
F. II. Hyatt of Columbia has bought
the grounds and buildings of the old
Columbia Female College for $40,000.
City Council of Greenville has re
fused to rescind its action in raising
the salary of the mayor from $900 to
Yellow fever in New Orleans has clai
med another distinguished Catholic cler
gyman, Father L. E. Green of the Je
suit college, who died on Sunday.
An earthquake shock, which lasted 18
minutes, destroyed a number of villages
and killed and injured several thousand
people in Southern Italy last Friday.
A m< vement is on foot looking to the
creation of a new county with Greer as
the county seat. The idea is to create
the new county from portions of Green
ville and Spartanburg counties.
During the past week anti-peace riots
broke out in Japan and many people
were injured and a great deal of pro
perty was destroyed by lire and other
John W. Branyon, a farmer residing
near Donalds, attempted suicide by
hanging himself in a vacant house on
the premises. He was discovered by
his son in time to save his life.
The Japanese Battleship Mikasa,
which was the flagship of Admiral Togo
during the battle of the Sea of Japan
caught fire Sunday night and sank two
hours later, carrying down 599 officers
Mr. Z. F. Wright, Cashiorof the Com
mercial Bank of Newberry and a busi
ness man of prominence and ability,
has been elected President of the New
berry Cotton Mills to succeed the late
Thos. J. McCrary.
At the Court of General Sessions in
Greenville last week the Grand Jury
returned "no bill" against Luke P.
Armstrong of Fountain Inn, who was
arrested some time ago on warrants
eliarging him with criminal libel and
criminal assault, his daughter, Pearle
Armstrong, being the alleged victim.
Terrible plagues, those itching, pes
tering diseases of the skin. Put an end
to misery. Doans Ointment cures. At
any drug store.
The Dispensary Investigating Com
mittee held a three days' session in
Sumter last week._
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint says to
every church, that Longman & Martinez
give a liberal quantity of paint when
ever a church is painted with L. & M.
Paint. 4 gallons L. & M. Paint and 3
gallons of Linseed Oil will paint a mod
erate sized house. G-2t
FOR SALE?Good saddle and harness
horse, six years old. Price $175. Apply
to W. W. Kennedy, Alma, S. C. It
Large stock of factory bagging and
ties, heavy. Will sell you cheap. Also
roll bagging and new ties.
J. 11. Sullivan.
WANTED?You to know that I have
fresh Rice Hour, the finest feed for hogs.
Hogs like it and it makes them grow.
M. H. Fowler, Laurens, S. C.
WANTED To know the whereabouts
of Elmoro Wright, (white) Left here
about March 18th, last. Parties know
ing his address will please communicate
with H. A. Wright, Laurens, S. C. It
1 want to call attention to all who
want a pirticular fine patent flour?
"Henrv Clay." I will sell you a little
more than ordinary patent. Try a sack.
J. H. Sullivan.
FOR SALE One Rock Hill buggy.
Used only short while. A good bargain
for some one. Apply to B. L. Clardy.
Laurens, S. C. 5?It
Big stock of patent and one-half pat
ent flour fresh from the mills. Cheap.
J. H. Sullivan.
WANTED: You to list your proper
ty with me, either for sale, rent or ex
change. Quick results. J. N. Leak,
Gray Court, S. C. 3?4t
Large stock of Red Rust Proof Seed
Oats, Rye and Barley.
J. H. Sullivan.
WANTED: The farmers in Laurens
County to know that I will pay a pre
mium on Floradora cotton. M. L.
Copeland, Buyer for Laurens and
Watts Cotton Mills. 5-td
Now is the time to fatten your hogs.
I have feed Rice Meal, Bran and Corn.
J. H. Sullivan.
reward.?A reward of One Hundred
Dollars is hereby offered for the arrest,
with evidence to convict, of the party
or parties who fired the barn of Mr. J.
L. Milam on the night of Aug. '27th,
Carolina Mutual Fire insurance Co.
Swell dressers seeking value for (heir
money come here for their Suits, Hats,
and fall out lit.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Mothers, the school days are on, and
the children will need new outfits. It
will pay you to buy them here. J. 10.
Minter & Bro.
Be sure to see our line of Solid Oak,
beautifully finished ('hairs in different
Styles with either cane, cobbler or
leal her seals.
s. M. & E. iL Wilkos & Co.
Suits, extra pants, caps, shoes and
everything for the boys at J. 10. Min
ter & Bro s.
We are offering good values in plain
white and decorated Cups and Saucers
at prices that will be to your interest to
see our line before you buy.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkos & Co.
Hoys and Girls, buy your shoes ai J.
10. Minter & Bro's. and gel a school
We now have in slock a beautiful
line of ('hiflin and Serving Dishes.
S. M. & 10. H. W ilk es & Co.
Brilliantino, .vj inches wide, in black
and colors, at Ml cents per yard. J, 10.
Minter & Bro.
We are daily receiving new goods
and before you select any floor cover
ing be sure to see our line of matting
S. M. & 10. H. Wilke.s & Co.
If you are thinking of buying a Cook
ing Stove or a Range th,.-, fall be sure
111 see our line of Bucks, consisting of
25 different sizes and styles to select
S. M. & 10. H. Wilkes & Co.
Newest things in Clothing arriving
? very day. Get your outfit here and
you will not be ashamed to appear be
?ore your best t>ii |,
w ^ ^ Davis, Roper & Co.
Interesting Exercises Held
THE ENROLLMENT 377.
The New Superintendent, Mr. N. M. Salley
and a Corps of Efficient As
sistants in Charge.
Witli appropriate and interesting ex
ercises the 1905?06 session of the Lau
rens City Schools opened at 9 o'clock
Monday morning in the auditorium of
the Graded School building. The exer
cises were attended by the Board of
Trustees, a number of the patrons and
an unusually large attendance of pupils
for the first day.
Superintendent Nathaniel M. Salley
was on hand as were all of his assist
ants. The exercises were opened with
a scriptural reading by Rev. M. W.
Hook, of the First Methodist Church,
followed by a song and an invocation.
Short talks were made by Mr. C. H.
Roper and Mr. C. C. Featherstone, mem
bers of the hoard of trustees, and Rev.
Mr. Salley, the new superintendent,
is an Orangeburg man and came here
from Bamberg. He is a graduate of
WofTord college and has had several
years' of experience as the head of
some of the best schools in the State.
He is an enthusiastic school man of re
cognized ability and fitness.
There are also four new assistants
for this term. Miss Meta Allen of
Lowndnesville, who has the ninth and
tenth grades; Miss Sallie Heyward, of
Cartersville, Ga., seventh grade; Miss
Rosa Lee Burton, of this city, sixth;
Miss Clara Riley, of Bamberg, third.
They came to this work with flatter
The other members of the corps of
teachers whose work is well known
and most highly appreciated by all who
are interested in the Laurens schools,
are Miss Lillier Stevens, first grade;
Miss Mary Miller, second; Miss Bertha
Wells, first and second; Miss Helen
Goggans, fourth; Miss Hattie Roland,
third and fifth; Miss Emmie Meng,
fifth; Miss Ida Patrick, eighth.
A pleasing incident in connection with
the opening exercises was the reception
of a message to the school, conveyed by
Mr. Roper, from Former Superintend
dent B. L. Jones in which he extended
congratulations and cordial good wishes
for a most successful year.
The total enrollment Tuesday was
The colored school also opened on
Monday with an enrollmdnt of 131. Thos.
Sanders, who has been at the head of
this school for a number of years, with
two assistants, is in charge.
At a meeting in Columbia Tuesday of
the executive committee of the Board
of Directors of the Columbia Theologi
cal Seminary, Dr. Rice of Atlanta was
nominated or recommended for the
Presidency of the institution. The
nomination will be confirmed by a full
meeting of the Directors, which is
called for Oct. 10th._
Laurens Lodge, U. D. A. F. M., will
hold regular communication on Friday
night at 8 o'clock. Business and work
in second degree.
C. A. Power. H. B. Humbert,
Secretary ______ w? M?
All persons holding claims .against the
estate of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased,
are required to present the same within
one month from this date, to the under
signed. F. M. Fuller and
A. P. Fuller, as execu
tors of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased.
September 8th, 1905.
The Oreat Olivette.
A good sized and appreciative audience
greeted the Olivette Co. at the Opera
House Monday and Tuesday night*.
Clivette is a very clever magician and
his magical novelties are presented far
better than others that have appeared
here. The Dillon sisters' specialties
won numerous encores. They had good
attendance and they deserve it. Clivette
appears at Clinton Friday and Saturday.
Interesting Programme Rendered by the
Princeton Sunday School.
PPINCETON, Sept. 12.?The Prince
ton Sunday School of the Baptist
Church, celebrated Children's Day on
last Saturday. Mrs. Mary W. Carter
had charge of the entire programme
and it was carried out in a most excel
lent and highly interesting manner.
The exercises were held in the church
and wer?' opened with prayer by the
Rev. I. E. McDavid. After a brief
talk by Mr. F. L. Bramblctt, Superin
tendent of the Sunday School, the pro
gramme of the occasion, consisting of
readings, songs and recitations, was
entered upon, concluding with a prayer
by Rev. John Washington, pastor of
Columbia Baptist Church, Greenville
A sumptuous dinner was served on
the grounds in regular picnic fashion.
A large crowd was present and the oc
casion was pronounced a splendid suc
cess in every particular.
Rev. Isadore E. McDavid, who has
been pastor of the Princeton Baptist
Church during the past two years, ha?
notified the officers of the church of his
intention to resign the pastorate at the
expiration of the present year.
Mr. Ilolford of Hampton county, fa
ther of Mrs. G. R. Whittaker, wife of
Rev. Mr. Whittaker of the Princeton
Circuit, died at the parsonage on Sun
day morning last. He was on a visit to
his daughter and became ill about ten
.Sirs. Abbey A.-nold, widow of Major
Martin Arnold, passed away at her
home just across the line in Greenville
county, yesterday morning at 7 o'clock.
She was nearly 94 years old and had
lived in the same house since her mar
riage, a little over three quarters of a
The Rev. M, McGhco of Honea Path
conducted the funeral service today at
Mrs. Arnold leaves one son, Col. R.
In Arnold, and a number of grand and
great grand children.
100 Years Old.
A frame houso can be kept in good
order for a 100 years, if painted with
the L. & M. Paint about once in ten
to fifteen years. This is because the
\.. M. Zinc hardens the L. & M.
White Lead, and gives the paint extra
ordinary life. It also makes it cover
an enormous surface, so that four gal
lonsdinseod oil will paint a moderate
Actual cost when ready for uSe* about
$1.20 per gallon.
James S. Barron, President Manches
ter Cotton Mills, Rock Hill, S. C. writes:
"In 1883 I painted my residence with
L. & M. It looks better than a> great
many houses painted three years ago.
Sold by W. L. Boyd Laurens;