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WK AUK IN_THE
Business and*Sell at
Laurens, S. C.
Fairly Full Vote Oust In
RE8ULT IS IN DOUBT.
Nine Boxes Including Laurens and Clinton
Qlve the Dispensary 396, No
Laurens county voted on the question
of "Dispensary" or "No Dispensary"
yesterday, but The ADVEaTiSER is
unable to give a full report this morn
ing as the returns were difficult to ob
tain and were late in coming in.
Nine boxes out of a total of twenty
three in the county give 396 votes for
the Dispensary and 552 against it.
A fairly full vote was cast through
out the county it seems, and the indica
tions are that the final count will be
Both sides were claiming the election j
last night though the returns showed
a lead of about 150 for the prohibition
Precincts, Against For
Laurens, 294 179
Laurens Mills, 33 28
Gray Court, 23 46
Cross Hill, 55 32
Mountville, 8 29
Clinton, 120 29
Clinton Mills, 9 11
Mount Pleasant, 2 28
Youngs Store, 8 14
Totals. 552 396
Death of a Young Man.
Mr. Jay Cooper, second son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. L. Cooper of
this county, died at New Holland, near
Gainesville, Ga., last Friday at the
home of his uncle, Dr. Jas. H. Dow
ney. The body of the young man, ac
companied by Dr. Downey and Messrs.
Willie and Earnest Cooper, brothers of
the deceased, was brought to Laurens
Saturday and carried to Union Church
Mr. Cooper was about 18 and for
some time before his recent fatal ill
ness he held the position of head sales
men at the store of the Pacolet Manu
facturing Company, lacated at New
Holland. He was a most excellent
young man and was very highly esteem
ed hy all who knew him.
The General Assembly of South Caro
lina met yesterday in annual session.
It is said there are a dozen dispensary
measures on the calendar and there
may be a dozen more entered as the
dispensary is probably the most import
ant question to come up at this session.
The Laurens delegation remained
over for the election yesterday, going
down in the afternoon. Senator Mc
Gowan is a candidate for Judge of this
Judicial Circuit for which an election
will be held during the present session
of the legislature.
The Hon. W. C. Irby, Jr., will intro
duce among other bills at this session
of the legislature an important dispen
sary measure which he believes, if
passed, will greatly improve the sys
DnilclllK Nhof? unil lVrlxviiji.
An advertisement appears In No. i*?0
of the Tattler informing the public that
a stagecoach rims from Nando's eofl'ce
house to Mr. Tiptoe's dancing school,
adding a postscript: "Dancing shoes not
exceeding four Inches In height In tho
heels aud periwigs not exceeding threo
feet in length are carried In the coach
box gratis." This, of course, was a
satire upon the mob caps, conical hats,
flowers, feathers and representations
in glass of butterflies, caterpillars and
even miniature coaches and horses
with which the fine lady of the day
adorned her head.?London Mall.
The steamship Korea, which arrived
at San Francisco from the orient re
cently, brought the most valuable con
signment of raw silk ever landed In
this country. It was worth ?2,450,000.
It was dispatched east In baste the
same night. 8,500 bules of It.
Standing by the Citadel.
A part of Mr. Martin's reasoning on
higher education in South Carolina
strikes us as sound, but only a part.
Like him we think that the State shouid
have a State university, not in name
alone, but also in fact. This university
should be loe.at.pd at Columbia because
it is both tho centre and Capital of the
State and because it will have the South
Carolina College with its hundred years
of traditions and honorable history to
build upon. But in forming a univer
sity there should be no effort to destroy
another institution of learning. The
college that would reap the benefit of
such a course do not wish it and would
not with the approval of the people.
The Citadel fills a want in our educa
tional system. It is one of the best
military schools in the country.
Its courses in science and mathemat
ics are signally thorough. It has de
veloped many strong and worthy men.
For what it has done, is doing and will
do it deserves to live.
Like The News and Courier we pre
fer to follow those who would build up
rather than he who would tear down. ?
Darlington New Era.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Railroad Commissioner Banks Caugh
man spent Friday night in the city.
Mr. T. B. Perry has returned from a
brief vi 'it to his family at Newberry.
Mrs. Sula Wallace and Miss Nell Wal
lace are visiting in Greenville.
Mr. John T. Langstonhas been elect
ed to a position on the police force.
Mr. Maaon Hill, of Cross Hill, was
in town Monday.
The city's "finest" appear to splendid
advantage in their new winter suits of
distinctive regulation cut and style.
Miss Bessie Her of Greenville was
the guest of friends in the city during
the past week.
Dudley Young has returned to the
Marion, Ala., Military Institute after
spending a two weeks' vacation at home.
Mr. Boyce Clordy entertained in
honor of the M. M. C. Club Friday night,
about twenty guests being present.
Mr. Tully F. Babb, one of the leading
farmers of the county was in town
Mr. Willie Crawford is at Union this
week visiting his brother, Mr. J. Wis
Mr. J. D. Hill, a young farmer of
Cross Hiil township was in the city
Miss Estelle Fouche of Coronaca is
visiting her sister, Mrs. R. B. Bell,
j near the ci1^ .
Mr. J. E. Martin of Mt. Gallagher is
| spending sometime at Coal Creek,Tenn.,
Misses Marian and Lucy Evans have
returned to Spartanhurg after a visit
to their grandfather, Dr. J. A. Barks
Mr. J. L. McLin of Gray Court
filled his regular appointments at Rocky
Springs and Todd Memorial Church
Caine & Moorman, furniture and jew
elry dealers, will occupy the store
room under the Ben Delia hotel next to
Dodson's Drug Store after today.
The Mill End sale, Clearence sale and
all other sales, special and general, are
fairly booming this week. Laurens is
a good business town the year round.
I The friends of Mrs. Downs Byrd of
Tylersville will be pained to know that
j she is quite ill, though her condition
j yesterday seemed to be somewhat im
Mr. Jas. E. Minter of Sedalia, senior
member of the firm of J. E. Minter &
Bro., the popular and well known mer
chants, is here for the opening of the
Mill and Factory sale today.
Mr. and Mrs. IL B. Humbert, who
were married at Athens, Ga., last Wed
nesday, returned to the city Thursday
afternoon and were given a large re
ception that evening by Major and Mrs.
Col. M. P. Tribble, member of the
house of representatives from Ander
son and a candidate for Secretary of
State spent a few days in the city dur
ing the past week. Col. Tribble is very
popular in Laurens and practically
everybody is his friend.
Messrs. John Inman, a popular young
man of the city and capable salesman
at the store of his uncle, Mr. R. W.
Willis, left this week, accompanied by
his brother, Mr. Carroll Inman, opera
tor for the Southern railroad at Lowell,
N. C, for a month's visit to relatives
and friends in Alabama and Illinois.
Bishop Ellison Capers held services at
the Church of tho Epiphany Sunday
morning. The Bishop arrived in the
city Saturday and remained until Mon
On the 14th of January Mr. Hope
H. Lumpkin, of Columbia, will arrive
to conduct services at th's church on
alternate Sundays during the months of
January and February. Mr. Lumpkin,
who is a student in the Theological de
partment of University of the South,
will also have charge of the Episcopal
Church at Newberry.
Watch for the date when our entire
stock will be thrown on the market at
Red Hot Sale. Red Iron Racket.
County Auditor Power.
This popular county official is now
out on his usual rounds engaged in re
ceiving the tax returns for this year.
Attending New Orleans Convention.
Col. John H. Wharton, chairman of
the State Railroad Commission and one
of the largest and most successful
farmers in the county, and Mr. R.
Vance Irby, son of Dr. William C. Irby
and a leading young farmer of this
city, have gone as delegates from Lau
rens county to the annual Convention
of the Southern Cotton Association in
Rev. S. C. Byrd's New Work.
Rev. S. C. Byrd, a leading Presby
terian ministers in the State, has been
elected presidont of the board of con
trol of the Associated schools and col
leges of the Presbyterian Synod of
South Carolina. In accepting this very
responsible position it has been neces
sary to call a special session of Bethel
Presbytery for the purpose of consid
ering the question of dissolving Mr.
Byrd's pastoral relations and the Pres
byterian church at Winnsboro of which
he has been pastor for three years.
L. & 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? 18t.
FIRE AT CHESTER.
Fifteen Hundred Bales of Cotton Burned
at Eureka Mill Entailing a Loss of
Chester Jan. 7.? Fire which started
in the cotton warehouses of the Eureka
mill at 9 o'clock tonight has already de
stroyed 1,500 bales of cotton, resulting
in a loss of between $80,000 and $90,000,
is still burning fiercely and at 11.30 p. in.
threatens to spread to an adjoining
warehouse in which is stored 2,000 to
3,000 bales of cotton. The loss is fully
covered by insurance.
The Eureka mill is located about a
quarter of a mile outside the corporate
limits of tho city and little aid can be
rendered by the city fire department.
The company has its own fire apparatus
and is fighting tho flames with all its
Death of Mr. Arthur Cobb.
After a brief illness, Mr. Arthur
Cobb of the Laurens mill village, died
of pneumonia at his home last Friday
afternoon and was buried in the city
cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock, the Rev. M. C. Compton, con
ducting the burial sorvice. Mr. Cobb
was about 25 years of age, and leaves
a widow, who was Miss May Belle
Walker, and one child.
Died in Florida.
Mr. Clyde Finch, son of the late Mr.
A. M. Finch of this city, died at Gaines
ville, Fla., Tuesday, Jan. 2, and his
body was brought to Laurens Friday for
burial. The deceased was a brother-in
law of Mr. E. D. Langs ton and ho was
a very popular young man whose many
friends regret his death.
DARING OF LIONS.
luoldrzita to Trove Tlint the Brutes
Ar? Not Cownrdly.
II has been said many times that
liens are cowardly brutes, but of the
many lions with which 1 have had per
sonal dealings, expectedly and unex
pectedly, tho epithet cowardly Is the
la t l should consider appropriate iu
describing them. I have been charged
by a lion, and he certainly did not look
cowardly. I have come face to face,
ot a distance of some twenty feet, with
a family parly of half a dozen, fortu
nately full fed. They stood, with quiet
dignity, looking at us, and then slowly
moved away, stopping every few yards
to stand and look again. There was
neither fear nor meanness in their ap
pearance or behavior.
I have seen Hons stalking game, and
I have myself been stalked by them.
If I could have encouraged myself with
the conviction of their cowardliness
when I was the quarry and they the
hunters, It would have put a different
aspect on the situation. We were at
tills time living In a station over seven
ty miles from the nearest connecting
link with the outside world, and when
man eating lions took possession of the
one road which led to this link things
A large troop was reported, and the
natives maintained that this troop ran
along in the grass parallel with the
caravan road (a path some ten Inches
wide), and, having selected the most
edible member of tho caravan, jumped
upon him like a flash, and, seizing him,
disappeared as quickly as they came.
Our mall runners, attached to whom
were a couple of native police armed
with rifles, were several times attack
ed. Finally, os the wall party was
camping one night, fortunately for It,
with a native caravan, the lions be
came so bold that, in spite of fires, they
sprang upon a native and carried him
off into the busb, Mrs. S. L. Hlnde In
WASHING CLOCK FACES.
Some Timepieces tJrow Soiled More
Qnlekly Than Other*.
"I've been washing the faces of the
city clocks nigh on to ten years, I
guesfi," said a pleasant Seotch-Irlsh
Amorlcnn, "nnd before that I did It In
the (.1 I country. There aren't many face
washers In this land, and the few who
know the business do well nt it." He
looked prosperous In his tweed suit ond
"Is your work anything like that of
the stemple climber?" he was asked.
"Bless you, no," be replied, with
twinkling eye, much nmused, "only in
ono thing, and that is that mostly sail
ors take Up with the trade. That's be
cause we're good climbers, you know.
I've washed the faces of city and
Church clocks that wore 1KO feet from
the ground, and It took me two and
three weeks to do It. I'm u practical
clock repairer, too have to be, you
know -and do my work In a huge
wooden cradle made for the purpose.
Sotno clocks get their faces dirty in a
year or so; others remain clean ten
years, and mo on. Old Hen, Westmin
ster's great clock, Is expected to keep
clean fifteen years.
"In the Oltl days the trade was more
dangerous. We used to work from
scaffolds and got many dangerous
falls. Now wo have the cradles and all
the fixings and comforts, aud if a man
keeps his head he can work as well as
OU (b0 curb. How Is the pay? Well,
that's hard to figure, for we work by
tho job. We don't clean clock faces in
winter, so we make enough in the
summer to last the year round. Of
course sometimes the clocks are taken
out of their eases and repaired in tho
shops. Last year I cleared $2,000 and
visited Ollly two other cities, Chicago
and BostOU. This year I'll make more,
because building opera*ions have grim
ed the clocks and given our trade a
lift."-New York Po?t.
Sum.. Old Siorf.
"I ?oos ho pay his alimony promptly?"
"No; he has to be urged and threat
encd every payday, but, then, of
course. I got used to that wlwn we
were living together."?Cleveland Plain
Watch for the date of our Red Hot
Sale. Our entire stock to be thrown on
the market. Red Iron Racket.
Mr. Broadus Knight Married.
Mr. Broadus Knight, private Secre
tary to Congressman J. T. Johnson,
was married last Thursday at Anderson
to Miss Catherine Jones, a trained
nurse of that city. Mr. Knight is a
son of Mr. J. E. Knight of Greenville
county, but formerly a resident of the
Brewerton section of Laurens.
A HORNED PEOPLE.
Qweer Rae? That i.lve? Near the Cht?
neee Prefecture of Chlenchanff.
Adjoining (he Chinese prefecture of
Cbleuchnug Is a deep gully barred by
a river which no Chinamuu is permit*
ted to pass until he tluds ball for his
good conduct in I.olodom.
The Lolos arc a slim, well made,
muscular race with oval reddish brown
faces, high cheek bones aud pointed
chins, from which the beard has been
carefully plucked. They are far taller
than the Chinese and indeed than any
European race, but their inurked pe
culiarity is the born. Every male
adult gathers his hair In a knot over
his forehead and then twists It up In a
cotton cloth so that It resembles the
horn of a unicorn.
This horn Is considered sacred, and
even If a Lolo settles iu Chinese terri
tory and grows a pigtail he still pre
serves Ms horn. The Lolo man's prin
cipal ; ment Is a wide sleeveless man
tle of ni or black felt tied about tho
neck and descending almost to the
heels. Tbe trousers are of Chlneso
cotton with felt bandages. No shoes
are worn, but a conical hat of woven
bamboo covered with felt furnisbes a
head covering as well as an umbrella.
The Chlneso divide the Lolos Into
two classes, which they call respective
ly "Black Bones" and "White Bones,"
the first being the nobles und the latter
their vassals and retainers. There Is
also a third class of captive Chinese
and their descendants, called "Wutzu,"
practically slaves, who are tattooed on
the forehead with the mark of their
The Lotos never marry except In
their own tribes, captive Chinese wom
en being given to their bondsmen. The
marriage of a Black Bone is a time of
great festivities and many banquets.
The betrothal la celebrated and ratified
by the present of the husband to the
bride's family of a pig and three ves
sels of wine.
On the wedding morn tho bride Is
richly dressed with many ornaments.
She is expected to weep profusely,
whether she feels so Inclined or not.
In the midst of her tears the groom's
relatives and friends dash iu, seize the
bride, the best man carries la-r out of
doors on his shoulders, sho Is clapped
on a horse and hurried off to her new
homo.. Here she finds horses, cattle
and sheep, provided by the groom's
family, while her own people send
clothes, ornaments and corn. Womeu
occupy a high position among the Lo
tos, and u woman chief is not unknown
among the tribes.- New York Herald.
When you die, you will die as dead
We all have enough to be cross about.
Still, it Isn't a good idea to show It.
People like to be called enthusiastic,
hut how they hate to be called "gush
The only difference between the mod
ern family row and that of tho older
days Is that the modern one Isn't as
big a family.
The "good fellow" you slap on the
back and tell your troubles to may
seem good natured, but ho complains
of you to his wife.
There Is nothing so disappointing as
to have one take you aside to tell you
a great secret and then discover that
you already know It.?Atchlson Globe.
A Bit of Weatmorelnnd.
The Westmoreland hills are the re
mains of an Infinitely older world
giants decayed, but of a great race and
ancestry. They have the finish, tho
delicate or noble loveliness?one might
almost say the manner that comes of
long and gentle companionship with
those chief forces that make for natu
ral beauty, with air and water, with
temperate suns and too abundant
rains. Beside them the Alps arc inhu
man, the Apennines mere forest grown
heaps, mountains in tint making, while
all that Scotland gains from the easy
enveloping glory of Its heather West
moreland, which Is almost heatherless,
must owe to an infinitude of flue
strokes, tints, curves and groupings, to
touches of magic and to lines of grace,
yet never losing the wild energy of
precipice and roejt that belongs of right
to it mountain world.?Mrs. Humphry
Ward in Century.
Tim Arn!? Bteod.
An Arab steed of pure breed would
probably be outpaced in a race by an
English thoroughbred, but in oilier re
spects it outshines Its western rival.
It Is so docile that It Is treated by Its
owner as one of the family, aud It has
an Iron constitution, for It sleeps out
at night without covering or shelter.
Nature protects tho Arab horse with
a thick, furry coat, which Is never
touched by brush or comb and which
falls off at 11 mi approach of spring,
when the body and legs, which had
been shaggy as those of a bear, again
resume their graceful beauty and glis
ten iu flic sun like polished marble.
North anil South Korea.
In the northern part Korea Is cov
ered with transverse mountain ranges
which gradually sink to a well marked
lowland. The prlnelpol mountains,
however, occur on the sldo of tho sea
of Japan. The rocks of the country are
chiefly old formations?archaenu and
Palaeozoic. Tho easiest passage across
the peninsula Is along the depression
of Chyukkaryong. South of this line
lies the "Hanland" (south Korea),
which differs In history, clljnutc, topog
raphy and people from north Korea.
Her Vnaeemly Perveralty.
Mrs. Hunks?I wish you wouldn'f be
so positive. There are two sides to
every question. Okl Hunks (with a
roar)? Well, that's no reason why you
should always bo on the wrong side!?
L. & M. Paint. Lead and zinc non
chalkable. Wears and covers like gold.
Sold by W. L. Boyd, laurens, S. C.
AFFAIRS IN CLINTON.
Members of Actaeon Book Club Enter?
talned by Miss Sallie Wright.
Clinton, Jan. 8th. ?Miss Annie Lou
Abel of Lowndesvillc is the attractive
guest of Mrs. Geo. Young.
Mrs. Grey Ellisor will spend this
week in Laurens with Mrs. Dorroh
Ferguson and other relatives.
Mrs. Arthur Shockley is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Emma Little.
The Actaeon Book Club was most
charmingly entertained on Friday af
ternoon by Miss Sallie Wright. Flags
were used in the parlor and sitting
rooms for decorations, the score cards
carrying out the same idea, while small
Liberty bells were used as markers,
Miss Ina Vance winning the prize. A
delightful salad and sweet course was
served on the small tables by Misses
Mamie J. Wright and Mittie Young.
Mr. Oswald Copeland of Newberry
spent Sunday and Monday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Martin have re
turned from a short trip to Atlanta.
College opened on Thursday, with
all the old students and a number of
Mr. Clyde Horton, now of Atlanta,
visited his brother on Saturday and
Mrs. Dorroh Ferguson was in town
during the past week.
Miss Lois Farr has returned to At
lanta and in a short while will have
charge of the railroad hospital at Way
Dr. W. G. Neville is at home again,
after a stay of several weeks in Colum
bia for treatment.
Mrs. J. G. Norman and little son re
turned to their home in Chattanooga on
Miss Mame Little has gone to Ala
bama, where will make her home with
her sister, Mrs. Gregory.
The 8iTif(n?n of Action of Thin Great
Naval lint tie.
The world will see other seu lights,
but never one like tills, so close, so
swift ami with so much in it of the
personal element. Aud what may be
railed the pace of the battle, the swift
ness with which incident follows inci
dent, is almost without a parallel In
the history of war. The first gun was
tired at 12:15; at 12:22, or only seven
minutes after the French guns opened
on him, Collingwood, with the British
fchips nearest to him, was through the
Only one brief minute later, or at
12:23 by the log of the Euryalns, Nol
BOU is in the tight, and is pouring his
first dreadful broadside Into the stern
of Villeneuve's flagship, Two minutes
later the French aud Spanish topmasts
begin to fall. At 1:82, or sixty-seven
minutes after the ?rst gun was tired,
Blaekwood reports "the center and rear
of enemy's Hue to be hard pressed in
action." The fate of the battle is prac
tically settled. Already some of the
enemy's ships have struck. The swift
moments run on, nnrt the pulses of the
great fight keep time with thein. The
advantage Is not all on one side.
At 2:3d, for example, or less than two
hours from the moment when, a shape
of majestic pride, the ltoyal Sovereign
moved into the zone of tho enemy's
lire, she lies a mnstless and helpless
hulk. She has dune hor work, but she
has paid a terrible price for It. There
is at this moment a flutter of Hags on
the masthead of the Victory, for Nel
son has a great captain's watchful
vision, and a frigate?It is the Bury a 1 us
?comes down with every inch of can
vas set, groping her way through the
smoke, to take the battered hull of the
Uoyal Sovereign In tow, so that her
broadsides?the mighty ship eon still
light, though she cannot sail?bear upon
the enemy's ships within her reach.
This Is not a battle spread through
days. It Is compressed almost Into
minutes. The llrst shot was llrod at
12:15; before 8 o'clock flag after Hag is
going down; a great fleet is crumbling
Into ruin. By 5:30 o'clock all Is over.?
FINGERS AND FORKS.
Nover use a fork when taking a piece
Avoid using a fipoon for anything
that Is not liquid.
Pastry should be eaten with a fork;
also Ice cream where the proper forks
It Is permissible to eat celery, corn,
asparagus, water cress and undressed
salad With the fingers,
Olives should be lifted from the dish
with the olive fork or spoon, but should
be eaten from the lingers.
Lemon is often served with fish and
pancakes. The lemon should be taken
In the lingers and squeezed upon tho
If cut sugar in served and there are
no sugar tongs in tho bowl, lift tho
pieces out as delicately as possible
with the tips of tho lingers.- New York
dot Nenr to Them.
An English druggist gives the follow
ing list of blunders made by his poorer
customers: "Catch an eel" for cochi
neal; "prosperous paste" for phospho
rus pastO) "groaso It." for creosote;
"fishy water" for vieby water; "guitar"
for catarrh; "ovorlnstlng" for efferves
Force of Habit?
"How ninny times has your busband
been under tho knife?"
"Dear me, I don't know; but he's bo
come so pCCUStonied tq It that he lie
down to bo operated i?n every time ho
sees n doctor."?Chicago Record-Hor
Arctic explorers nay the aurora pro
dUCOS an agreeable, prickly, stimulal
A well painted house reflects credit
ujion tho housekeeper. Use Mastic
mixed paint, "tho kind that lasts," is
guaranteed strictly pure: L!... best re
sults are thus assured. W. W. Dodson,
Laurens, S. C.
Annual Meeting of the State Division
of the Southern Cotton Association
was Held in Columbia, S. C.
The annual convention of the South
Carolina division of the Southern Cotton
Association, winch was held in Colum
bia last Wednesday, was attended by
one hundred delegates, representing
The features of the convention were
the re-election of the State officers and
the annual address of President Smith.
Mr. Smith briefly reviewed the plan for
tho co-operation of the Southern bank
ers and the warehouse movement, which
was the true solution of the problem.
The old officers were re-elected, as
President?E. D. Smith, of Magnolia.
Vice President?H. B. Tindall, of
Secretary?F. H. Weston, of Colum
Treasurer?F. H. Hyatt, of Colum
It was decided to appoint an execu
tive committee by the chair. This will
be announced later.
On motion of Col. L. W. Youmans a
special agent will be appointed by the
executive committee to work for the
erection of warehouses in the State.
The committee on resolutions re
ported in favor of a reduction of 25
per cent, in tho acreage, except in
cases of only ten acres, where no reduc
tion will be made. This was adopted.
The committee also urged the report
of all officers by each county organiza
Tho principles of the Southern Cotton
Association were endorsed, viz: co-op
eration between the producer and con
sumer, between the banker and the
farmer, and the diversification of the
crops. A tax of ten cents per bale on
the 1906 crop was recommended. There
was some discussion on the manner of
collecting the tax, and various plana
were discussed, it being finally decided
to leave this to each county.
The committee examined the books
and accounts of the treasurer and
checked off* the same. They found that
this division of the Association has re
ceived from all sources $7,(530.32, and
has paid out to the National Association
$2,300, expenses $2,312.09, salaries
$1,884.33, making a total of $0,527.02,
leaving a balance on hand to the credit
of the Association of $1,109.30.
On rcccommendation of the proper
committee the salaries of the State ofli
was tendered as follows: President,
$1,000;Secretary, $600; Treasurer, $600.
Laurens county contributed $277 in
cash during the year to the Association.
Marlboro county led in the amount
raised for the Association, giving $621.
Women love a clear, healthy com
plexion. Pure blood makes it . Uurdock
Blood Bitters makes pure blood.
IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL SCHOOLS.
Association Organized at Winthrop With
This Object in View.
Miss Carrie Lou Dor roh, who attended
the Women's Association for the Im
provement of Rural Schools, recently
held at Winthrop, as the delegate from
Laurens county, gives the following in
teresting account of the meeting:
The Convention called by Superin
tendent O. B. Martin met at Kock Hill,
the 29th and 30th. Thirty-four counties
were represented. The meeting was
one of much interest and enthusiasm.
The purpose of the Convention was to
form an Association for the Improve
ment of Rural Schools. Such an or
ganization was attempted by the class
of 1902 at Winthrop, but it accom
The representatives from each county
made a report on the condition, needs
and improvements of schools, condition
of buildings, number of libraries, etc.,
in her county. While some counties are
much better prepared for work than
others, all are striving to improve and
the need is still great.
We had some visitors from North
Carolina, who gave us very valuable in
formation concerning their Association,
its object and success.
We adopted a constitution and elected
officers for this year. We hope to be
able to accomplish many improvements
before the next annual meeting.
We were pleasantly entertained by
President Johnson and other Rock Hill
Altogether the meeting was one of
great enjoyment and we earnestly hopy
of lasting good.
Officers elected: President, Miss
Mary Nance, Abbeville; Vice President,
Miss Annie Mac Caine, Eaatovor; Re
cording Secretary, Miss Bessie Rogers,
Bennettsvilie; Corresponding Secretary,
Miss A. N. Starke, Winthrop College;
Treasurer, Miss [da Salloy, Greenville.
1 Gals. L. & M. Palnl and .'I gallons
oil cost about $8,60 and will paint mod
erate stood house. Sold by W. L. Royd,
Laun ns, S. C. 14-13'.
Let the Wife Bank.
Women are savers rather than spend
ers. And when they spend they spend
to good advantage. A dollar in a wo
man's hands goes twice ,ih far as a dol
lar in the hands of a man. If you want
to save money let your wife he the
banker. This is for the workingman,
whether he labors with his hands 0V
toils with his brain. Tins is for the
married man and for the man nlwut to
be married. It is for men in every
class of life. It is tho best advice for
the average man everywhere, Give this
a trial during this present year upon
which we have just entered and see If
you are not better oft" at its beginning.
? Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
j STATE AND OENERAL NEWS.
The Columbia Hospital at Columbia
has been formally opened.
State Senator Cole L. Blease of New
berry has announced himself a candi
date for Governor of South Carolina.
The Dispensary Investigating Com
mission was in session for a few days in
Columbia last week.
Two unsuccessful attempts were made
to lire buildings in Camden Saturday
E. W. Robertson has been appointed
receiver of the Union and Glenn Springs
A warehouso in Sumter contains 2,000
bales of cotton which are being held for
The Florence Crittenden home in
Charleston, a home for fallen women,
lias made an appeal for aid.
Commissioner E. J. Watson of the
immigration bureau, has completed his
annual report, which is highly satis
A white man, while under the influ
ence of whiskey, made an attempt to
commit, a criminal assault on a young
white girl at Sumter.
J. A. Shaw was shot and painfully
wounded by Chas. McLean at Bethune
Saturday. The shooting grew out of a
difficulty over some bags.
Richmond P. Hobson delivered a lect
ure in the opera house at Union Monday
night. His subject was "America's
The Southern Field, published at
Georgetown, a paper devoted to agri
cultural and industrial pursuits, has
Kimsey O. Huskey of Gaffney, who
was a candidate for the legislature from
Cherokee county, has announced his in
tention of engaging in school teaching.
The Ginners' report issued yesterday
by the government, gave the number
of bales ginned December 31st at 9,721,
According to the National Ginners'
report, issued last Friday, 9,694,041
bales of thi3 year's crop of cotton had
been ginned up to Dec. 31.
Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the
President, will be married to Congress
man Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati,
on Saturday, February 17, in the East
room of the White House.
The theft of $1,800 from the Southern
Express Company was reported last
week. It is claimed the money was
taken from a pouch between Augusta
and New York.
In an altercation at Lancaster last
Saturday, Dr. E. S. McDow shot and
desperately wounded Hasel Witherspoon
and slightly injured a Mr. Brown with
a second shot.
Secretary Bonaparte of the United
States Navy is in Charleston for the
ceremonies attendant upon the present
ation of a silver service by the citizens
of Charleston to the United States
Secretary of State J. T. Gantt has
replied to D. II. Means concerning the
disappearance of the fee book. Mr.
Gantt. says that the statement made by
Mr. Means that he requsted Mr. Means
to evade, hide or cancel any work of
his is false.
The trial of Greene and Gaynor in
connection with the famous Govern
ment fraud case in which it is alleged
that about $2,000,000 were stolen in car
rying out the Savanuah harbor con
tracts, commenced in the United States
court at Savannah yesterday.
At Albany, Ga., last Wednesday sev
eral persons were killed outright, a
large number more or less seriously in
jured and great damage done to prop
erty by a tornado which struck the
town about 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Senator Latimer let it be known in a
speech delivered at Spartanburg last
Saturday on "Good Roads" that he was
now with Congressman Johnson in the
matter of locating the places for hold
ing courts in the proposed Federal Dis
trict for South Carolina, which means
that Chester will bo dropped.
Our entire stock to be thrown upon
the market! Watch for date. Red
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, 14 - 13t.
Cross Hill Culliiij: .
Mr. J. R. Richardson, of Columbia, is
spending awhile with his mother,
Misses Belle Machten and Lillian
Profit returnodto Chicora Tuesday.
Mrs. Tom McCuen, of Belton, who
spent the holidays with her parents
went home Thursday,
Misses Mary and Eloise Brown left,
Thursday for Town's School Greenville.
Miss Wilma Ramey left for her
school in Columbia.
Mr. R. C. Brown is visiting relatives
Mr. Reed Owens of Timmonsv?le
Spent from Friday until Monday with
Mr. Robert Crisp has moved in the
new post office on Main St., adjoining
the Cross Hill Bank,
Dr. W. S, Bean preached at the pres
byterian church Sunday in tho absence
of the pastor.
There was ? dance Thursday night at
Dr, John H. Miller left Monday for
Columbia to attend the Legislature.
Bodily pain loses its terror if you've
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil In
the house. Instant relief in case;; of
burns, cuts, sprains, accident, of *ny
Verdicts of Manslaughter
Tempered With Mercy.
WALKKlt case put off.
Acquittals for A. R. Sullivan Charged
With Breach of Trust, and Percy
Ferguson, indicted for Murder.
The criminal business for the present
term of the Court of General Sessions
was finished yesterday, and the Court
of Common Pleas is now in session.
I The term will be finally adjourned Sat
The second week of the session op
ened Monday morning with the case of
the Stute against Percy Ferguson, a
young farmer of the county, charged
with killing a negro a few weeks ago.
The negro attacked Mr. Ferguson in
his own house and the young man was
forced to shoot his assailant in self de
fense. A verdict of not guilty was re
turned by the jury in the case.
An acquittal also resulted in the case
of tho State against Pressly Minn, a
young white man of Clinton, charged
with as3ault and buttery with intent to
kill. This case followed tho trial of
Ferguson, and in the afternoon the case
of the Stute against Cheek Shands and
Will Hunter, colored, charged with
murder was calleJ, the trial of which
engaged the Court until about noon yes
terday, resulting in an acquittal.
The case of the State against I.. D.
Walker, the young farmer of the Pop- .
lar Springs section, charged with kill
ing John P. South last fall, was con
tinued to the next term of court.
The following are some of the cases
disposed of during the first week of
In the case of the State against A. R.
Sullivan, former county dispenser,
charged with breach of trust with
fraudulent intent in misappropriating
Dispensary funds to the amount of
about $1,800, resulted in an acquittal
for the accused.
Sims Glenn ami Tom Wells, colored,
charged with murder, were found guilty
of manslaughter with recommendation
to the mercy of the Court. As will be
recalled Wells is the negro who killed
Horace and Henry Bullock, brothers, at
Cross Hill Christmas Eve. The double
killing was the result of a quurrel over
a game of cards, and it developed dur
ing the progress of the trial of the case
that Wells started the row.
Jim Austin, a negro of the Harksdale
section of the county, pleaded guilty to
the charge of larceny of live stock, and
was given a sentence of one year on the
county chain gang. Glenn was given
two years and Wells three years.
Walter Jone-;, a young negro of the
county, received a sentence of thirty
months on the chain gang upon being
convicted of the charge of assault and
battery with intent to kill.
Sam Sherman, colored, pleaded guilty
to a similar charge and was given two
years, while another negro named Will
Hunter was convicted of assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na
ture, and got off with a fine of $100 or
I twelve months 0:1 the county chain
A.' Mjlls, a young negro of the city,
convicted of larceny, was given a sen
tence of one year on the gang, and
John Davis, .1 negro of the county, was
sentenced to pay a line of $20;) or go l<>
the chain gang for a year for violation
of the dispensary law.
A Surprise Party.
A pleasant surprise parly may be
gl en to your stomach and liver, by
taking a medicine, which will reih v'o
their pain and discomfort, viz: Dr.
King's Now Lifo Pills. They are a
most wonderful remedy, affording sure
relief and cure, for headache, dizziness
and constipation. 26 cent ; at Laurcns
Drug and Palmetto Drug Co.
Important (0 Trustees and Teachers.
I have received a letter from State
Superintendent of Education, <). p..
Martin, saying ili.it rural libraries may
be established now, and you mny send
in your applications as you have been
doing, and lots keep the work moving.
Would be glad for all teachers and
trustees to call at my office and scq
sample book case and library.
Remember the teachers' mooting fn
the courthouse Saturday, January 20th.
I expect to give you some account of
the County Superintendents' meeting
in Columbia, Miss Carrio Dor roh will
make u report of the Woman's Associa
tion at Rock Hill, besides the regular
I program arranged by the executive
I Every teacher in tho county should
join this association and attend its meet
ings, bet's see if we can't have n
larger attendance this time than we
have hail at any previous meeting.
R. W. 'wash.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps up towards the
heart, causing death. J. E. Stonr
Pelle Plalne, Minn., write.; thai 0
friend dreadfully injured his hand,
which swelled up like blood poisoning.
Hucklen's Arnica Snlvo drew oul the
poison, healed the wound, and .
Ins life. Rest in tho world for burns
and sores. 25 cents al Lauren Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Bricc Law in Court.
Columbia, Jan. 8 -To-day's session
of the supremo c<mrt wns taken up
with the dispensary case, testing (In
validity of the Bvico bill. The argu
ments were heard, but no decision was
reached. It cannot he said exactly
when the case will be decided.