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WE ARE IN THE
Business and Sell at
Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY JAN. 3. 1906
NOW LET LAURENS
WHEEL INTO LINE
Fifteen Counties Have Vo
ted the Dispensary Out.
LAURENS VOTES NEXT.
Dispensary System Reviewed and Strong
Appeal Made to the People to
Drive it Prom Laurens.
To the Voters of Laurens County:
The State of South Carolina embark
ed in the monopoly of the liquor busi
ness in December 1892, thirteen years
ago. This was done by the law-making
power of South Carolina, notwithstand
ing our representatives had been in
structed by their constituents by a ma
jority of ten thousand votes to give the
State Prohibition. The Hon. L. D.
Childs prepared, with great care, a bill
to meet the expressed wishes of the
people, and to enact a Prohibition law,
but the advocates of the Dispensary
diverted it from its purpose, and mak
ing a few alterations used it to estab
lish the State Dispensary, the gist of it
being that no one could sell liquor ex
cept through the Dispensary. The will
of the people was thus ignored, and the
policy was adopted of rooting out in the
most summary and high-handed manner
Prohibition in all those counties where
it existed at that time.
They succeeded in placing the Dispen
sary in every county except Marlboro
and Greenwood. In September 1893 it
was forced oi?Laurens County by en
franchising negro voters. They made
war on local option, and over-rode the
will of the people in nearly every in
stance. They made it a political ma
chine of masterful power, penetrating
every nook and corner in the State, and
the slogan, "It is the best solution of
the liquor question," was in the mouth
of almost every office-seek?r. A solu
tion that evcy other State in the Union
has spurned; a solutioi that has bred an
appalling amount of crime in South
Carolina, "the mother of us all," for the
sake of revenue to become the dis
penser of "chemically pure" liquid
damnation to her children; a solution
heralded to prepare the way for Prohi
bition, but resulting in the State selling
three and a half million dollars of alco
holic beverages a year to her people,
and using the profits obtained, if any,
by debauching them in educating her
ehildren. What a burning shame!
What a fatal delusion! Thi3 traffic in
blood and human souls was growing at
the rate of one hundred thousand dol
lars per annum, when Cherokee county,
all honor to her, opened her battery of
ballots on the Dispensary, under the
provisions of the Brice Act, and voted
it out by a majority of six to one.
Since then the investigating committee,
appointed by the last legislature, has
uncovered so much rottenness and pub
lic discussion has shed so much light on
?every phase of the question, that fif
teen counties by overwhelming majori
ties have voted it out; Edgefleld, the
home of its great champion, included,
have voted it out. Why should not
Laurens wheel into line on the 9th of
January next and act with her sisters?
She is surrounded on all sides by Prohi
bition counties. It is shown beyond
question, that the Dispensary furnished
abundant opportunities for graft, and is
an institution reeking with corruption.
It is dangerous to the morals of the
people; puts the purchasing power to
the extent of millions in the hands of
the State Board of Directors, and en
dangers the public treasury; assays to
make respectable the traffic in a busi
ness that every sensible man knows will
inevitably produce crime; devotes the
profits, if any, of that shameful busi
ness to the free school fund.
But where are the profits when you
have paid the expenses of the sessions
court in forty-one counties, with two or
three terms each year, and sunk three and
a half millions of the working capital
of the people with nothing to show for
.it? We have said enough. I*et us go
to the polls on the 9th of January and
clean it out, as the other counties have
done. A. C. FULLER.
A very strong letter has also been re
ceived from Rev. B. H. Grier, of Ora,
in which he urges the voters to do their
whole duty in the forth-coming election,
but for the lack of space and time it is
impracticable to publish it.
Woodmen of Laurens.
Members of Laurens Campy Wood
men of the World, together with a num
ber of iuviled guests, enjoyed a fine
spread last Thursday evening. The
supper was provided and served by Mr.
.J. Y. Wallace. It was a fine spread,
?consisting of all the good things of the
season, and was thoroughly enjoyed by
fifty woodmen and their friends.
Little Annie Lou Motes.
At the tender age of four years this
little jewel, the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. Mason L. Motes, was plucked
from the home in which she was idol
ized by the fond parents.
Only trust Him, dear parents, who
doeth all things well, and you will see
that God knew best.
.Beautiful hands of a little one, sec!
Baby voice calling, oh, parents to thee.
Rosy cheek darling, the pride of our
Taken so early, is beckoning, come.
Laurens, S. C.
h. & M Paint. Lead and Zinc. Wears
10 or 16 years. Saves paint bills. L. &
M. costs about $1.20 per gallon. W. L.
Boyd, Laurens, S. C. 14?13t.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Watch out for dato of big sale.
Mr. Jas. H. Irby of Columbia visited
in the city several days the past week.
Miss Bessie Shields of Columbia is the
guest of Miss Aliene Crews.
Miss Josie Minter entertained the so
cial club yesterday afternoon.
Col. J. T. A. Ballcw is visiting in
Union this week.
Mr. Gus. W. Cunningham returned to
Cornell University yesterday.
See the statements of three of the
city's banks printed today.
Miss Ruth Payne entertained the M.
M. C. club Friday evening.
Capt. J. M. Philpot returned Monday
from a brief visit to Augusta.
Our young friends Mr. J. T. McDill
has accepted a position with Mr. George
Bailey of Clinton.
Mr. Guy Moore has accepted the po
sition of book-keeper with Capt. J. M.
A very congenial party of married la
dies were entertained Monday after
noon by Mrs. T. H. Nelson.
The City schools, after a two weeks'
holiday recess, will resume regular
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Philpot were with
the family of Mr. W. E. Nash at Clin
ton, several days during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Machen visited
relatives at Princeton last Friday and
Mr. B. G. Peterson left Monday for
Wisacky, Lee county, where he will
engage in business.
Misses Alice and Lucile Meadors of
Goldville were the guests during the
week of Col. and Mrs. G. S. McCrr.vy.
Mr. J. C. Garlington of the Carolina
Field, Georgetown's splendid newspaper
spent part of Christmas week in Laurens.
Prof, and Mrs. Thos. F. Jones of
Ninety-Six were with relatives here
and at Lisbon last week.
Miss Helen Goggans has returned
from Newberry where she spent the
holidays with home folks.
Rev. and Mrs. Graves L. Knight of
Graniteville were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Owings this week.
Miss Mcta Allen, teacher in the City
Schools, spent the Christmas vacation
with her parents at Lowndesville.
Mrs. D. G. Ruckman and children of
Staunton, Va., are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. P. Moore and other relatives.
Miss AleineTurnerof Greenwood was
the guest of Senator McGowan's family
for the holidays.
The members of the Euchre club were
delightfully entertained last Thursday
afternoon by Miss Alma Shell.
Miss Fronde Kennedy of Clinton was
the guest of friends in the city the first
part of the week.
Mr. J. C. Burns of Greenwood visited
his mother and other relatives in the
city and county from Saturday until
Mr. J. O. Davis, student at Furman
University, spent the Christmas vaca
tion with relatives in the city and
See the announcement of the Mill and
Factory Sale of J. E. Minter & Bro.,
which begins Wednesday, Jan. 10th.
Watch out for full ad next week.
Dr. Ben Jones is in Greenville for the
purpose of having his throat treated
and will probably be absent from his
office two or three weeks.
Mr. N. M. Salley, superintendent of
the City Schools, attended the annual
meeting of school superintendents in
Columbia last Friday.
The Legislature meets in annual ses
sion next Tuesday. Senator McGowan
and Representatives Irby, Miller and
Boyd will probably leave for the Cap
Mr. J. Wells Todd and Miss Bessie
Todd went to Augusta Monday after
noon, and today at noon they will at
tend the marriage of Mr. Samuel F.
Garlington and Miss Mary Cozart,
which will take place at Washington,
Congressman Johnson and family re
turned to Spartanburg Monday after
noon, having spent most of the holiday
season in the city. To-day Mr. John
son will return to Washington for the
opening of Congress to-morrow, after
the holiday recess.
Capt. and Mrs. T. J. Duckett had as
their guests during the holidays, Dr.
and Mrs. J. B. Jones and Mr. Clayburn
Pope of Petersburg, Va., Mrs. J. B.
Townsend and little daughter, Miss
Clara Townsend of Anderson, Mrs. J.
F. Jacobs and Miss Clara Duckett of
Messrs. Earl Goodwin and Victor
Weathers went to Atlanta yesterday to
take a business course at one of the
commercial colleges of that city. Mr.
Goodwin is a son of the Hon. O. P.
Goodwin and Young Weathers is the
son of Mr. T. J. Weathers, both of
whom reside near the city.
Mr. John Y. Garlington, South Caro
lina Manager of the State Mutual Life
and Annuity Association of Rome, Gn.,
accompanied by Dr. J. H. Tengue,
local medical examiner for the company,
Messrs G. Wash Shell and M. G. Jeans,
field agents, went to Rome Monday as
the guests pf the company at a big
banquet to-night tendered 35 represen
tatives of the Georgia Home Life In
Notably Pretty Ceremonies Marked Nup
tials of Miss Martha Eliza Kern
and Mr. Marvin P. Medlock.
The wedding Wednesday evening,
Dec. 27th, 1905, of Miss Martha Eliza
Kern and Mr. Marvin Franklin Medlock
was a notably pretty event, marked by
all the impressiveness of tho church
The marriage was solemnized at half
past eight o'clock at the First Metho
dist Church, the ceremony being per
formed by the Rev. M. W. Hook, pas
tor of the Church, assisted by tho Rev.
Robt. Adams of the First Presbyterian
The wedding had been anticipated as
tho most brilliant society event of the
winter and long before the hour for the
ceremony the church, which has the
largest seating capacity of any church
building in the city, was filled with an
assemblage of friends, including a large
number of out-of-town guests.
The ceremony was performed inside
the chancel, which was made pictures
que in its distinctive colonial suggest
iveness and brilliant and unique electri
cal effectiveness. From the chancel
arose six white columns twined with
garlands of white and green, and from
pillar to pillar garlands were inter
laced, as though the suggested colonial
portico was lightly covered with green,
while the letters MEDLOCK ap
peared in white and green in a panel
suspended between the two front col
umns. The first and last letters, repre
senting each name; and also the initials
of tho bride, were illuminated with
electricity as the bridal party entered,
and then as the ceremony came to a
close the intervening letters were il
luminated and the name Medlock sud
denly became the cynosure of all eyes.
The idea of the rarely beautiful style
of the decorations was a conception of
Mr. J. E. Philpot, and its artistic con
summation was due in large measure to
Mrs. J. J. Pluss, Mrs. C. L. Poole and
other friends of the bride. Mrs. M. L.
Roper, organist of the occasion, ren
dered Mendelssohn's wedding march as
the bridal party entered and Tannhauser
as it retired, and as the ceremony pro
gressed the "Flower Song" was played,
while wedding bel's chimed softly with
a rhythm to suit the notes of the organ.
At the appointed moment the bridal
party entered, the four ribbon girls and
boys coming first. They were Miss Es
ther Fowler and Master Laurens Phil
pot in the right aisle, and Miss Marie
Philpot and Master John Terry Poole in
the left. The color scheme was also ob
served here. Then came the ushers,
Messrs. Chas. S. Kern, Geo. L. Pitts
of Laurens, Jockey P. Saxon of Hunt
ington and Laurens Arthur of Spartan
burg. The bridesmaids and groomsmen
entered in couples, three in each aisle,
and two at the same time, the brides
maids entering and forming a semi-cir
cle in the chancel, while the groomsmen
crossed and took positions on either side
in front. These attendants were Miss
Madge Medlock and Mr. John Kern of
Atlanta, Miss Zeline Gray and Mr. R.
F. Fleming of Laurens, Miss Nita
Earle of Greenville and Mr. Berry W.
Philpot of Macon, Ga., Miss Irene Phil
pot of Augusta and Mr. Coke McKel
vey of Fountain Inn, Miss Robin Ar
thur of Spartanburg and Mr. Brooks
Nash of Merna, Miss Ada Nash of
Merna and Mr. Jockey MurlT of Wof
The bridesmaids were beautifully at
tired in white organdie.
Then came the dame of honor, Mrs.
J. Edwin Philpot faultlessly gowned in
white organdie, who entered the left
aisle, while the maid cf honor, Miss
Daisy Sullivan, strikingly beautiful in
white silk, came up the opposite aisle
and the two entered the chancel simul
taneously. Both the dame of honor and
the maid of honor reside in Laurens.
Lastly came the fair young bride,
most exquisitely gowned in white crepe
de chine and duchesse lace, her veil
caught back with orange blossoms, on
the arm of her father, Capt. J. M.
Philpot, preceded by the liltle ring
bearer, Misa Sarah Saxon, the dainty
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. L.
Saxon of Laurens. The groom, with
his brother as best man, Mr. J. E. Med
lock of Greenville, entered from the
study and joined the bride at the altar.
The impressive and solemn ceremony
according to the beautiful ritual of the
Methodist Church proceeded, and at its
conclusion the wedding party retired
from the church in reversed order.
From 9.30 to 12 o'clock tho home of
Capt. and Mrs. Philpot on Sullivan
street* where the bridal party and about
76 guests were lavishly entertained,
was a scene of surpassing elegance and
loveliness. Here the decorations were
again strikingly beautiful, the bride
and groom receiving in the parlors de
corated with crimson, holly and Christ
mas greens, crimson being the prevail
ing color. In the dining room, white
and green again predominated, and a
most sumptuous wedding supper wns
The large collection of handsome
wedding presents, consisting of silver,
cutglnss and bric-a-brac, was greatly
admired by tho guests.
On Friday Mr. Medlock and his bride
were given a reception at the home of
the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Medlock of Merna, this county. Mr.
and Mrs- Medlock will also reside at
Merna, whero the groom Is engaged in
farming on a lnrgc and successful scale.
The bride, who is a most lovable young
woman, very popular and possessed of
a charming and attractive personality,
will carry to her new home tho good
wjghes of numberless friends and ac
QUEEN OP THE CARNIVAL.
Miss Annie Rlchey Elected by Over Six
In the voting contest for the queen
of the carnival, Miss Annie Richey,
daughter of Mayor W. R. Richey, was
elected, receiving over 6,000 votes. The
crowning ceremonies took place at 7:30
o'clock Saturday evening in the city
opera house in the presence of an im
mense assembly. The Hon. C. C. Feath
erstone made the coronation speech and
at the same time presented a handsome
diamond ring to the crowned queen.
Unfortunate Shooting Affair.
As the result of a dispute between
two young white men of the county,
Walter Thompson and John Boyd,
which occurred on the out skirts of the
city last Saturday night. Boyd was
shot iri the neck and seriously wounded
by Thompson. Boyd was immediately
brought to the city station house, where
he received prompt medical aid, and
later in the night he was removed to
the home of his brother-in-law, Mr.
T. B. Brown, four miies south of the
city. He is reported to begetting along
According to the best information re
garding the affair it seems that the
young men, after a lengthy quarrel,
emptied their pistols at each other, and
both had reloaded for another round,
presumably, when Thompson fired the
shot that took effect.
0. B. Simmons Company's Big Sale
Will start on January 8th at 8:30 a. m.
sharp. Special sales will be a feature
every day during the week. They are
making special reductions on these daily
sales, and they request that you attend
every day. Read their advertisement
carefully and take advantage of their
big sale and save money.
Mr. H. B. Humbert to be Married.
Accompanied by Mr. M. L. Nash, Mr.
H. B. Humbert, county supervisor, and
one of the most prominent young men
in the county, has gone to Athens, Ga.,
where he will be married today, to Miss
Julia Smith, daughter of Capt. A. J.
Smith of Mountville, who has been at
tending College at Macon. It is ex
pected that Mr. and Mrs. Humbert will
return to the city tomorrow or Friday.
R. F. D. Carriers' Meeting.
The regular quarterly moeling of the
County R. F. D. Carriers' Associa
tion will bo held in the city Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Death of a Little Boy.
Master Ralph Cox, the four-year old
son of Mr. Collier Cox, died at the home
of his parents near Lanford, Saturday,
Dec. 30, and was laid to rest at Lan
ford Sunday afternoon.
Miss Hester McGee and Mr. W. A.
Moore of Laurens Mills were married
last Sunday at the home of Mr. J. M.
Compton, brother-in-law of the groom,
the ceremony being performed by the
Rev. M. C. Compton.
Married at the home of the bride's
father December 2f>th, Miss Mattie
Cheek, of Laurens county, and Mr.
Joseph Koon, of Newberry, the Rev.
W. P. Turner officiating.
MissLillie Kirby and Mr. John Trayn
ham, of Princeton, were united in mar
riage Sunday, December 24th. The bride
is a daughter of Mr. J. T. Kirby, while
the groom is the eldest son of Mr. A. J.
The dreat Mill End Sale.
Davis, Roper & Co.'s ever famous
semi-annual Mill End Sale begins Fri
day, January 5th. You are invited to
read carefully the big ad appearing to
day and then be on hand Friday for the
opening of the bigger sale.
There was a large crowd in town yes
terday for the court and January sales
day. The following official sales were
By the Probate Judge: Ben Delia
hotel property to O. B. Simmsna, J. D.
WattsandDr. H. K. Aiken for $15,400.
Two hundred and twenty-eight
acres near Goldville to Sam L. Gary for
By the Clerk of Court: Ono hundred
acres to Dr. C. E. Fuller for $500.
Sixty acres to A. J. Livingston for
Dr. E. F. Taylor as executor of es
tate of the late JS. K. Taylor: Thirty
two lots in the city of Laurens for
4 Gals. L. & M. Paint and 3 gallons
oil cost about $8.50 and will paint mod
erate sized house. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens, S. C. 14-13t.
Death of a Carolinian.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 28-Edward Carew
Rice, 33 years old, local representative
of the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
and a prominent clubman, was found
dead in his office today with a bullet
through his brain. He left a telegram
and letter showing that the act was a
deliberate one. He came from Ninety
Six, S. C,, and the body will be shipped
to that point.
Bodily pain loses its terror if you've
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil in
the house. Instant relief in cases of
burns, cuts, sprains, accident of any
COURT OF QFJNERAL SESSIONS.
Was Convened Yesterday Morning With
Judge Prince of Anderson Presiding.
Tho Court of General Sessions for
this county was convened at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning with Judge G. E.
Prince of Anderson, presiding, and with
all the regular oflicers of the Court in
their respective places.
The Grand Jury was organized with
Mr. J. Perry Simpson as foreman. In
order to organize with a full body, an
extra venire had to be drawn for two
Grand Jurors, Messrs. J. S. Machen
and John Armstrong being selected.
After delivering a very comprehen
sive and vigorous charge to the Grand
Jury 'udge Prince adjourned Court un
til 3 i clock for the official sales of the
The docket is quite a heavy one and
it will probably take a week or more to
dispose of the criminal business.
Mrs. Nelson Entertains.
Mrs. S. L. Nelson delightfully enter
tained a number of her young friends
Friday night at a phamtom party. All
the guests appeared in ludicrous cos
tumes and many amusing situations fol
lowed as the unmasking proceeded.
Dainty and exquisite favors attached
to pretty and artistic cards were dis
pensed from a beautifully decorated
Christmas tree, Master Thomas Nelson
acting as Santa Claus.
The decorations for tho occasion, con
sisting of hoiiy and mistletoe were ex
tremely attractive and appropriate.
The guest were; Misses Sarah Dor
roh, Clara Switzer, Lizzie Switzer,
Fannie Mao Wright, Mario Drummond,
Rosa Wright, Helen II ix, Nan
nie Bramlett and Vaughn Gritton.?
Messrs Jas. McLees, Stobo Young, Gus
Mahaffey, Claude Boyd, Rhett Babb,
Will Switzer, Oscar Riddle, J. H.Shelley
and Eugene Yeargin.
See the Big Stalk of Cotton.
There is on exhibition at tho store of
R. P. Milam&Co. a mammoth stalk of
cotton of tho Floradora variety contain
ing 1,000 bolls. The stalk was grown
by a farmer of Allendale who used the
celebrated Peruvian Guano. Tho speci
men was secured by Col. T. D. Darling
ton who sells Peruvian. The Colonel
states that up to this time a thousand
tons of his goods have been sold in this
county against two hundred tons for
entire season last year. See the big
stalk and what Peruvian will do. Then
call on Milnm & Co. for your supply of
Stoney's Floradora cotton seed.
NEW ENTERPRISES ON FOOT.
Clinton Pythians Enjoy Annual Banquet.
Other News Items.
Clinton, Jan. 2.?Several new enter
prises are s|x>ken of for the coming
year, and new homes will be built by
several parties who have bought lots on
Owen's Hill. Land has been purchased
for the College building and a very
handsome plan selected for the new
Dr. and Mrs. Jones and children of
Virginia, and Mrs. Townsend of Ander
son have been visiting Mrs. J. F. Jacobs
Miss Fronde Kennedy was at home
for I he holidays.
On Christmas evening Miss Clara
Young entertained the Nation club, and
a rumber of other friends.
The Friendly Dozen were invited by
Mrs. W. J. Bailey to meet with her on
On Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Hale Shands celebrated their linen wed
ding. The souvenirs were cut from
linen and hand painted in holly, the
Christmas berry. Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Albright of Laurens helped to receive
the many guests who called during the
Miss Grace Martin was honored at
the fancy dress reception given by Miss
Duckctt on the 22nd.
Mrs. J. I. Copeland entertained on
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
from three to five.
The banquet, given annually by the
Knights of Pythias, is a social event of
the week and this year's was very much
enjoyed by the eighty guests who wore
present on the evening of the 28th. Dr.
W. S. Bean acted as Toastmaster and
Prof. A. E. Spencer, Dr. J. Q. Phillips,
Rev. J. R. Parrott and Mr. W. B. Fan
responded to the toasts. A delightful
menu was served from ten to twelve,
after which, dancing was enjoyed for
several hours. The music was furnished
by Thomas' Orchestra of Columbia.
Mrs. W. G. Neville and Mr. 1). Wyatt
Neville were in Yorkville for the week.
Miss Sadie Philson and Mr. R. C
Philson spent several days with their
sister, Mrs. Ben Anderson of Roidville.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Griffin of Green
ville visited relatives here during
Miss Lois Farr was at home from At
lanta for a few days.
Miss Mary Bowenof Laurens, attend
ed the banquet on Thursday evening.
Messrs. J. C. Copeland, R. E. Stone
of Union, and R. E. Copeland of Lau
rens, were in town during the holidays.
Dr. W. H. Young was stricken with
paralysis on Saturday night. He is
conscious, but Is not able to articulate.
Please allow me space in your columns
to thank the good people of Cross Hill
for the mnny kindnesses shown me in
the recent sickness and death of my be
loved Wlfo. J. W. GODPKKY.
L. & M. Paint cost only $1.20 a gal
Ion. Seven gallons paints a moderate
size house. Sold by W. L. Boyd, Lau
rens, S. C. I4-13L
HOMESPUN SUIT FOK
SPEAKER JOE CANNON.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
to Wear Qray Jeans Suit, Pres*
cat from Congressman Aiken.
Mr. Zach McGhee, Washington cor
respondent of the Columbia State re
cently sent the following interesting
story to his paper:
When Congress convenes again Uncle
Joe Cannon, the speaker, will appear in
a new suit of clothes of Confederate
gray jeans woven by a South Carolina
woman up in the mountains of Pickens
county. On the opening day of con
gress Representative Wyatt Aiken ap
pearee in a suit of home-made jeans, a
neat sack coat suit, the cloth of which
was woven from the wool of Blue Ridge
mountain sheep. He got the cloth of
an old woman up in Pickens who clip
ped the wool from her own sheep and
wove it on her own home-making loom.
It made a neat suit, and while a little
odd for a member of congress, yet it
was remarked by many of his friends
that Representative Aiken was one of
the "well dressed" members of the
house. Just before leaving for home
Mr! Aiken made Uncle Joe Cannon a
Christmas present of a piece of this
same cloth, explaining to him that
every stitch of it was made on an old
fashioned loom by a good old woman
who came from the best fighting stock,
from people who have fought for the
United States in every war since long
before the Revolution. He also told
the speaker that if he would have it
made up he would have the best suit of
clothes in the house. This Uncle Joo
has decided to do. He has gone to a
Washington tailor and ordered an Eng
lish walking suit made out of the piece
of homespun. He tells of it with great
When congress reconvenes it may bo
come fashionable to wear South Caro
lina homespun jeans such as Confed
erate soldiers wore during the war.
Death of Mrs. Roper.
Mrs. Caroline Roper, wife of Mr. H.
M. Roper, of Paul, died at her home
Tuesday afternoon and will be laid to
rest at the Rabun Creek Church Ceme
tery today. She had been ill for seve
Mrs. Roper was before marriage a
Miss MahafTcy of the county.
Besides her husband she leaves six
sons, Messrs. C. II. and M. L. Roper
of this city, Rev. L. M. Roper of Spart
anburg, Mr. B. P. Roper of Toxarkana,
Tex., Mr. P. J. Roper of Paul, and Mr,
Broadus Roper of Fountain Inn.
GRAY COURT WEDDINO.
Miss Jennie Hellnins Becomes Bride of
Mr. K. P. Sweeny.
GRAY Court, Dee. 30th. Cray Court
was the scone of a very pretty home
wedding Wednesday afternoon, Dec.
27th, the contracting parties being Mr.
Robert Powell Sweeny, son of Col. R.
H. Sweeny, of Woodruff, and Miss Jen
nie Eloise Hellams, daughter of Mr.
John Russell Heliums, Esq. of Gray
For the marriage ceremony a very at
tractive nook was arranged in a beauti
fully decorated parlor at the home of
the bride's parents, a canopy of white
ribbons, suspended from the marriage
bell with pot plants and Florida palms,
forming an exceptionally pretty back
ground. The entire effect was dainty
To the familiar strains of the wed
ding march the bridal procession was
formed, with the Rev. J. F. Anderson,
the officiating clergyman, in the lead;
then followed little Miss Louise Hel
iums, the bride's sister, as flower girl,
with little Miss Gertrude Stopplebein,
of Charleston, the groom's niece, as
ring bearer; then came the groom, with
his best man, Cadet Raymond I/.lar
Sweeny; then Mr. Will T. Jones, Jr , of
Wares Shoals, with Mr. L. G. Balle,
Jr., of Laurens; then came Miss Nettie
Irene Jones, of Ware Shoals, with Miss
Bertha L, Anderson, of (Jray Court,
and lastly came the bride, accompanied
by her maid of honor, Miss Oclavia
llellf'.ms, sister of the bride.
At the conclusion of the ceremony
the bridal party and their guests par
took of a sumptuous dinner.
The bride is from one of the oldest
families in upper Carolina, and is one
of the most charming and accomplished
young ladies in Laurens County, and is
as pretty and captivating as she is ac
complished. The groom is well and fa
vorably known in Spartauburg and Lau
rens counties, having been for sonic
time the right-hand man of Col. N. B,
Dial, prcsldnnt of the Ware Shoals
Manufacturing Company. About a year
ago he entered a civil service examina
tion and came out first In his class, as
the result ho was given on appointment
as clerk to the isthmian Canal commis
sion on the 1st limits of Panama, where
his sterling worth was speedily recog
nized by his promotion to the position
of chief clerk of one of the departments,
having a large clerical force under him.
Such a record for a young man only 22
years of age Is one that his family and
friends feel justly proud of,
The following guests were In attend
ance: Col. and Mrs. R. II. Sweeny, of
WoodufT; Gen. and Mrs. Jos. L. Stop
polboin. of Charleston; the Kev. and
Mrs. J. F. Anderson, of Gray Court;
Mr. John S. Dinl, Miss E. M. Dial, Mr.
R. A. Babb and Mr. and [Mrs, Broadus
Roper, of Laureus; Mr. II, D, Burdine,
of New York, and the following from
Gray Court: Mr. Ivory E. Curry, Mr.
and Mrs. P. M. Hellams, Miss Fannie
Brownlee, Miss Louise Cannon, Miss
Sue Owings from Raplcy and other*-).
Correspondence Sunday News and Cou
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Hon. W. B. Hill. Chancellor of the
University of Georgia, died of pneumo
nia at Athens last Thursday.
Gov. Heyward has removed magis
trate Ulrner for neglect of. duty in not
reporting the recent lynching of two
negroes in Barnwell county.
Ed West, a white man about 35 years
old, was found dead in the streets of
Bradley, a small town about ten miles
Greenwood, Saturday night, with his
neck broken. Tho cause of his untimely
end is not known but it is supposed that
he was scuflling with some negroes and
thrown violently to the ground and that
this fall broke his neck.
Dr. B. W. Taylor, a prominent phy
sician of this State, died of pneumonia
in Columbia last Wednesday. He was
72 years old. He was a colonel on
Hampton's staff, chief surgeon of Char
leston harbor at the fall of Sumter.
Later he was Surgeon General of the
cavalry of the army of Virginia. At
the time of his death he was chairman
regents of the State hospital.
The inquest over the remains of D.
M. Hill, Richard Rogers and J. R.
Stone, who were killed by a locomotive
in the Southern yards in Spartanhurg
last Tuesday morning, was concluded
Wednesday. The crew of the train No.
3<5 were present and testified. There
was nothing of a sensation in the testi
mony. The verdict was that the three
men met their death by being struck by
the engine of No. 36 in the Southern
yards, while walking in front of the
train. There was nothing in the ver
dict to place blame on any one. The
remains of Mr. Hill and of Mr. Stone
were buried at New Hope Church in
this county. Mr. Rogers' remains were
interred in the Magnolia street ceme
Death of Henry Robertson.
Waterloo, Jan. 1. ?Mr. Henry Rob
ertson, son of the late Mr. V. B. Rob
ertson of Waterloo, S. C, died in
Clarksville, Ark., at the residence of
his uncle, Mr. Benjamin Robertson, on
Dec. 26th, 1905, aged 32 years.
The deceased had been in failing
health for the past fifteen months, and
about six weeks ago, he was induced to
try the climate of San Antonia, Texas,
hoping thereby to be benefittcd, but af
ter remaining there for a short time,
he felt impressed that the end was
drawing near, and had started home to
his mother, but three days after reach
ing bis uncle's home- was taken so ill,
that after four days of suffering, he
passed away, perfectly resigned to
Mr. Mason Hill, brother-in-law of
the deceased, went to Arkansas and ae
COmpani n\ the remains to Waterloo,
where the interment took place on last
Sabbath in the presence of a large con
course of sorrowing friends, who united
in extending their sympathy to the
stricken family, this being the thin!
death that has come to them during the
last three months.
School Trustees Association.
Yesterday at noon about thirty school
trustees of the county met with County
Superintendent of Education Nash for
the purpose of organizing an association
to be known as the County School
Supt. Nash called the meeting
ing to order and after briefly explaining
the object of such an association a per
manent organization was effected with
the election of officers as follows:
R. W. Nash, President.
M. A. Summereil, Vice President.
G. M. Moore, Secretary.
11. G. J. Curry, Assistant Secretary.
The President will appoint an execu
tive committee and also arrange the
date of the next meeting which will pro
bably be held about the first of Febru
Bent Her Double,
"I know no one, for four weeks, when
I was sick with typhoid and kidney
trouble," writes Mrs. Annie Hunter, of
Pittsburg, Pa., and when I got better,
although I had one of the best doctors
I could got, I was bent double, and had
to rest my hands on my knees when 1
walked. From this terrible affliction 1
was rescued by Eleetrle Bitters, which
restored my "health and strength, and
now 1 can walk as straight as ever.
They arc simply wonderful." Guar
anteed to cure stomach, liver and kid
ney disorders, at Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co. Price 50 cents.
For Sale at Once Three good
milch cows. J. Wade Anderson, City
TAKEN UP On Christmas Day,
Borrel, striped leg mule, 16hands high,
thin. Owner can get same by paying
all expenses including this advertise
ment. K. L. Qwinga, Alma, s. c.
POUND Bunch of small keys which
owner can recover by calling at this
office and paying for this advertisement,
WANTED?By a prominent monthly
magazine, with large, high-class circu
lation, local representation to look af
ter renewals ah/1 increase subscription
list in Laurens and vicinity, on a salary
basis, with a Continuing interest from
year to year in tho basiness created.
Experience desirable, but not essential.
Good opportunity for the right person.
Address Publisher, box f>!>, Station 0,
New York. 22 2t
TRESPASS NOTICE. All persons
are forbidden to fish, hunt, Of other
lyiso trespass on the lands owned Ot'UtV?
dor my control. R, N. Cunningham,
Waterloo, S. C.
Wanted:?A few more girls to make
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice
and pleasant work. Some girls now
making over $6.50 per wenk. Crescent
Co. tf. !
I.OST K. A. Pin between Posey's'
Drug store and N. B. Dial's residence, j
Finder please return to Gilkerson house
and get reward. 22?2t
ON DIVIDEND DAY.
Double This Sum Disburs
ed During Year.
Banks, Cotton Mills and Other Chartered
Enterprises in City and County Pay
Usual Scmi-Annual Dividend.
Beginning last Saturday the officials
and clerical forces of the various divi
dend paying institutions of the city and
county have been busy sending out the
usual semi-annual dividends due Jan. 1.
The total sum is a little over $40,000,
which was earned during the past six
months, a like amount having been paid
in dividends last July. The following
are the factories, banks and other in
dustrial plants, declaring and paying
semi-annual dividends Jan. 1:
Laurens Cotton Mills, G per cent on
Clinton Cotton Mills, 4 per cent on
People's Loan and Exchange Bank, 5
per cent on $100,000-$5,000.
Bank of Laurens, 1 per cent on $50,
National Bank of Laurens, 3 1-2 per
cent on $63,000 -$2,205.
Enterprise Bank, 3 1-2 per cent on
Laurens Laundry Co., 4 per cent,
quarterly, on $2,000-$80.
It may be stated in connection with
the banking institutions of this city
above named that their combined re
sources arc now over a million dollars,
divided as follows: People's Loan and
Exchange Bank, $557,000; Bank of Lau
rens, $295,000; Enterprise Bank, $205,
000; National Bank, $131,238.35.
THE LATE MR. WM. PATTERSON.
He Was a Most Excellent Citizen and
LANFORD, Jan. 2 The Christmas
holidays have come and gone with all
of their pleasure and gayoty and now
we are ready to return to hard work
again. While there lias been gladness
in many hearts, still there are many
bowed down with sorrow. To all of
these our hearts go out in sympathy.
On the 23 of Dec about 8 o'clock in
the morning the summons came to Mr.
William Peterson, "It is enough, enter
thou into the rest I have prepared for
thee." We all feel sure that he was
ready for the summons as wo have
heard him say that he was just waiting
for the Masters will to be done. He
has been quite patient in all of his af
flictions. For several months he had
lost his eyesight and had been confined
at home for some time, still death was
not expected so soon. He was 72 years
old the 22nd of last July.
One was always struck with the feel
ing of kindness and devotion that ex
isted between father and children when
they went into Iiis room. A father's
advice and loving care will be greatly
missed. We can only commend the
children to Him that docth all things,
well, and never makes a mistake.
Lanford has had quite a number of
visitors this week among them being
Misses Alice and Loucile Meadors, the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson.
Miss Elecla Willis spent a few days
with Miss Florrie Lanford.
Mr. and Mrs. P>. W. Johnson and
Master Joseph Benjamin spent part of
the holidays at the home of their par
Lanford's newly married couples Mr.
and Mrs. Walsh of Edgefield, Mr. and
Mrs. Willis of Owings, Mr. and Mrs.
Castleberry of Ninety Six were home
for the holidays.
Messrs Robertson and Duncan spent
a few days with Mr. Laurence Patter
son on their way home from WofFord,
Laurens People V,us< Recognize and
Kidney ills come quietly mysteriously,
But nature always warns you through
Notice the kidney secretions,
See if the color is unhealthy?<
If there are settlings and sediment.
Passages too frequent, scanty, painful.
It's time then to use Dean's Kidney
To ward off Bright's disease or dia
Doan's have done great work in Lau
Charles Loko, mill hand, of Factory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney pill.; In my
opinion are the best backache cure iii
this world. They cured me and I have
had backache for at least two years,
and have been so bad at times I could
not get out of bed, much less go to bed.
1 have had my wife rub it with lini
ment until it was all a bllstor, I tried
numerous remedies, but without them
doing mo one bit of good. The secre
tions from the kidneys were as red as
blood, full of sediment and I could not
hold them, especially at night when p,y
rest was broken on account of my hav
ing to get up a number of times 1
learned of Doan's Kidney pjl|.s an(j
sent to the Palmetto Drue Co for a
box. i did not believe they would do
any more that; the other remedies I
had tried, but I was mistaken. 1 fell
beU*l' the very new day, and my back
gradually became strong and the ach
ing disappeared. I do not have to get
up at nights now at all and the kidneys
have become regular and natural in ac -
For sale by all dealers. Price 5!) cts
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. V.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name ? Doan's and
lake no other.
A Well painted bouse reflects credit
upon the housekeeper, [Jafl Mastic
mixed paint, "tho k.m<t that lasts " |a
guaranteed strictly pure; the bes't re
sults are thus assured. W. W. Dodson.
Laurens, S. C,