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VOL XXI. _h_LAU RENS, S P.. WEDNESDAY JAN. 31. 1906. NO. 26.
GEN. JOE WHEELER
DIES IN NEW YORK
Bravo Old Warrior Suc
cumbs to Pneumonia.
EMINENT WAR RECORD.
Famous Confederate Cavalry Leader,
Major-Genera! in Spanish-American
War and Brigadler-Generaf in Regular
New York, Jan. 25.?General Joseph
Wheeler, famous Confederate Cavalry
leader and a brigadier general in the
United States Army in the war with
Spain, died at 5.35 this afternoon, at
the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling
Smith, in Brooklyn. The veteran of
two wars was 69 years old, but in spite
of his age, there was hope until yester
day of his recovery from an attack of
pneumonia. General Wheeler was
taken ill six days ago at hi? sistoi'o
home. His immediate relatives were
all with him. The end came peace
fully. It is not decided where his body
is to be buried, but probably at Arling
ton Cemetery near Washington. Gen
eral Wheeler contracted a cold which
developed into pleurisy and pneumonia.
From the first the warrior's 69 years
told against him, and when yesterday
the disease was found to have affected
both lungs it was feared that a fatal
termination was inevitable.
Last night Dr. A. J. McCorkle,
the attending physician, said there was
practically no hope of recovery. At
midnight a sinking spell caused the
fumily to be summoned to his bedside.
There were in addition to Mrs. Smith
Major Joseph Wheeler, Jr., U. S. A.,
now stationed at West Point, and four
daughters of General Wheeler, Mrs. W.
J. Harris and Misses Anna, Lucile and
The daughters had come on* from the
South on Tuesday and yesterday.
Conscious, and with his mind appar
ently active, the General seemed to
know that death was approaching and,
too weak to speak, he tried with char
acteristic fortitude to nod encourage
ment to his physicians. Drs. McCorkle
and Janeway were in constant attend
sketch of his career.
General Wheeler was born at Augus
ta, Ga., in 1836. He graduated at West
Point in 1859, was commissioned a sec
ond lieutenant of dragoons, and served
at the cavalry school at Carlisle, Pa.,
until April, 1861, when he resigned his
commission and entered the Confeder
ate service. In the following Septem
ber he was appointed colonel of the
Ninetceth Alabama Infantry, and was
actively engaged in the earlier cam
Saigns in Kentucky and Tennessee. At
hiloh, in April, 1862, he commanded a
brigade and later in the year was trans
fervor! to the cavalry and participated
in the battle of Perryville and other en
gagements of General Bragg's Ken
tucky campaign. On October 30, 1862,
he was promoted to the rank of briga
dier general, and covered the retreat
of Bragg's army to the southward. In
January, 1863, he was commissioned
major general. He commanded the
Confederate cavalry at Chattanooga
and Chickamauga, and covered Bragg's
rear after the defeat of Lookout Moun
tain and Missionary Ridge. He ha
rassed Sherman's flank during the
march to Atlanta. In August, 1864, he
led a successful raid in Sherman's rear
northward as far as the Kentucky line.
Subsequently he opposed Sherman's
advance on Savannah, and in February,
1865, he was promoted to the rank of
lieutenant-general and continued in
command of the cavalry division of
General Johnston's army until its sur
After the war he became a lawyer
and cotton planter. In 1880 he was
elected to Congress as a Democrat, and
was a member continuously until 1899.
In May, 1898, he was appointed by
President McKinley, major-general of
volunteers, and was assigned to the
command of the cavalry division of the
Army of Santiago in the Spanish
American war. He commanded the
troops in the engagement of Las Gu
asimas, was senior field officer in the
battle of San Juan Hill, and subse
quently was one of the American com
missioners to arrange for the surrender
of Santiago. In 1899-1900 he commanded
a brigade in the Philippine Islands, was
commissioned a brigadier-general in
the Regular Army in June 1900, and re
tired in the September following. He
published a work entitled "The San
tiago Campaign, 1898-1899."
Will Oppose Congressman Johnson.
While in Snartanburg a few days ago,
Mayor G. Heyward Mahon of Green
ville, in an interview with a reporter
for The Herald stated that he had made
up his mind to "give Joe a tussle" this
summer for his seat in the lower house
of the United States Congress.
It has been known for sometime that
Mayor Mahon had Congressional aspira
tions and his announcement that he
will certainly be in the race against
Congressman Johnson occasions very
little surprise in Laurens and so far
little or no comment. But of course
the campaign is several months off yet
and thejpeople are not worrying about
the candidacies of anybody?not now.
Cotton Growers Meeting Postponed.
The Laurens County Cotton Associa
tion adjourned Saturday Jan. 27 to meet
Saturday, February 3, at 11 o'clock. A
full attendance of delegates and the
public generally is earnestly requested
as business of importance is to be before
the association at this meeting.
The Union Sheds.
Col. J, H. Wharton, chairman of the
State Railroad Commission, says that
the sheds to be placed at the passenger
station by the railroad authorities are
being built in the shops and will pro
bably be finished within a week.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Whereas J. W. Peterson made suit
to me, to grant him Letters of Admin
istration or the Estate of and effects of
N. M. Speer.
These aro therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said N. M. Speer, de
ceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens, C. H., S. C, on the 15th
day of February 1906 next, after publi
cation thereof at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have,'
why the said Administration should not
Giver, under my Hand, this the 29th
day of January, 1906.
O. G. Thompson,
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Next Monday is salesday for Febru
Miss Crystal Ray visited at Clinton
Mr. I. C. Owings gavo us n pleasant
Mr. J. O. Garrett was in town Mon
day from Lanford.
Mr. R. W. Nichols spent Sunday in
the city with his family.
Mrs. F. P. McGowan spent several
days in Columbia this week.
Mrs. Linnie Pitts of Tumbling Shoals
was in the city Monday.
Mr. R. E. Taylor of Princeton spent
Monday night in the city.
Remember the meeting of the Cot
ton Association, Saturday, 3rd.
Mr. R. Calvin Cheek of Tumbling
Shoals was in town one day this week.
Mr. Albert Dial of Wofford was at
home from Saturday until Tuesday.
Mr. Jas. M. Clardy of Union is in
the city lor the Shcll-Clardv marriage
Mr. J. W. Leak of Clinton spent a
few days in the city during the past
Mrs. T. K. Hudgens and children
visited relatives at Easley during the
Dr. J. Q. Wilbur and Col. R. N. Cun
ingham of Waterloo were in the city
Mr. John D. Owings of Gray Court
attended court at Union during the
Mrs. S. L. Frierson has gone to Jack
sonville, Fla., to visit her son, Mr.
Mr. John H. Copeland, county treasu
rer, made a brief business visit to Co
lumbia this week.
Rev. W. L. Boggs of Greenville
filled his regular appointment at Friend
ship Church on Sunday.
Col. and Mrs. Henry Y. Simpson and
Mr. Sam M. Wilkes have gone to Cuba
on a pleasure trip.
Mr. John Inman has returned from
an extended visit to friends and rela
tives in Alabama and Illinois.
Mrs. Robert A. Gray of Williamston
is visiting the families of Mr. W. L.
Gray and Mr. J. F. Tolbert.
Messrs. N. B. Dial and J. O. C. Flem
ing have returned from a business trip
to Washington and New York.
Mr. C. H. Roper, Cashier of the En
terprise Bank, went to Columbia yes
terday on a brief business visit.
Messrs. J. M., T. P. and J. A. Ow
ings were in town Monday from the
progressive town of Gray Court.
See Mr. Crews' statement concern
ing the pay of managers and the ex
penses connected with the dispensary
Messrs. A. C. Owings and J. E. Boyd
were here for a special meeting of the
county board of election commissioners
The Daughters of the Confederacy
will meet Monday, February f)th, at
four o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. J.
Mrs. Fleming Smith of Darlington is
spending sometime with her mother,
Mrs. Maria Boulware, and other rela
tives in the city.
Misses Josephine Fuller, Olie Adams,
I .alia Mae Dial and Elizabeth Shell are
at home for a week's vacation from
Miss Mary Todd entertained a number
of her young friends Monday evening
in honor of the Winthrop girls who are
at !iome on a brief vacation.
Mrs. Carlisle Nottingham, after a
visit of a few weeks to her mother and
other relatives in the city, returned
Thursday to Cape Charles, Va.
Mr. Samuel F. Garlington and bride
who spent last week in the city as the
honored guests of relatives and friends
returned to Augusta Friday.
The many friends throughout the
county of Mr. Watt Nichols will regret
to know that he continues quite ill at
his home ten miles west of the city.
Dr. A. C. Fuller, president of the
Laurens County Cotton Association, at
tended a meeting last night in Columbia
of the county presidents of the State.
The Royal Florist Society will give a
hot supper and serve oysters at Owings
Station on the evening of February 14th.
The proceeds to go toward erecting a
chapel at that place.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gray will attend
the marriage of Miss Janie Rivers, for
merly of this city, and Mr. A. IL Twich
ell, which will take place in Spartanburg
tomorrow morning at six o'clock.
Every young lady and young man, in
the city or county, ambitious of secur
ing a thorough course in stenography
and typewriting should see Miss Lillian
Irby, whose announcement appears in
this issue of The Advertiser.
Oak Grove School Honor Roll.
The following is the honor roll for the
Oak Grove school for the month of Jan
First Grade--Annie Bailey, Julia Ful
ler, Joe and George Abrarns.
Second Grade?Lillie Fuller.
Fourth Grade ?Mable Goodwin, Carl
Bell and Loyd Simpson.
Fifth Grade ?Irene Goodwin.
Sixth Grade?Blanche Duvall.
Seventh Grade?Rosalee Bailey.
Miss Mattie Columbia Tarrant is the
teacher of this school.
Charged With Robbing Postofficc.
Robert Henry Noffz, aged seventeen,
son of the late Mr. Henry Noffz, who
was one of the county's most highly
respected citizens, was arrested at
Cross Hill, his home, last Wednesday
evening and carried before the United
States Commissioner at Abbeville,
charged with breaking into and robbing
the postofficc at Cross Hill a few weeks
ago. The young man was committed
for trial in the united States Court.
Portrait of Governor Thompson.
At the request of Col. Henry T,
Thompson, son of the late Hugh Smith
Thompson, former Governor of South
Carolina, his distinguished father's por
trait was presented to the Stato by
Governor Hey ward through the General
Assembly last Thursday. The handsome
oil painting will hang in the House of
Representatives along with those of
other distinguished South Carolinians.
O A, tSt T* 3~L X ?/"*. .
Bean the The K,nri You ^M ?,!?-!'' ?' '
Marriage of Miss Alma Shell and Mr.
Birkett Clardy an Interesting
This afternoon at half past three
o'clock the marriage of Miss Alma Vir
ginia Shell and Mr. Birkett Ix;e Clardy.
will be solemnized at the First Baptist
Church, tho Rev. John D. Pitts, pastor,
officiating. The church has boon beau
tifully and appropriately decorated and
there will be a large assembly of
friends and acquaintances present for
the occasion. The bridesmaids and
groomsmen, together with members of
the immediate families of the bride and
groom have been invited to attend a
reception, immediately following the
ceremony, from 4 to 6, at the home of
Mrs. Eloise Shell, mother of tho bride
The interesting and impressive cere
monies will take place at 3.30 o'clock.
The first of the bridal party to enter
the church will be the ushers, Messrs.
J. W. Dunklin and G. Wash Shell,
Henry Rasor of Cross Hill and T. L.
Monroe. Then will follow the brides
maids and groomsmen in the following
order: Misses Lillian Irby and Emmie
Meng, Mr. R. E. Copeland and Dr.
Chas. A. Ellett, Misses Laura Vance of
Clinton and Grace Simmons, Messrs.
Thos. C. Switzer and J. Augustus Sim
mons, Misses Pauline Anderson and
Blanche Clardy, Messrs. Henry M. Shell
and L. G. Balle, Jr.
Next will come the bride with her
sister and maid of honor, Miss Eliza
beth Shell of Winthrop College, and
the groom with his brother, Mr. Jas.
M. Clardy of Union, as best man.
Mrs. H. K. Aiken will preside at the
organ and as the party enters Mendel
sohns' Wedding March will be rendered
and Tannhau8eur as the party retires
from the church.
Mr. Clardy and his bride elect are
among the most popular young people
of the city and their marriage to-oay
will bo the occasion of hearty good
wishes and congratulations, from a large
circle of friends and acquaintances
throughout this section. Mr. Clardy
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Clardy
social and business qualifications while
Miss Shell, who is a daughter of Mrs.
Eloi.se Shell and a granddaughter of the
late Capt. G. W. Shell, is a very ac
complished young woman and a general
Among the visitors who are expected
in the city for the wedding are; Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Brown, of Johnson's, S. C.
Mrs. H. A. Teague, Charleston, Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Robertson, Clinton, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Moore, Greenwood,
Miss Laura Vance, Clinton, J. K. Vance,
Newberry, Mrs. S. E. Dunlap, Mounts
villo, Mr. and Mrs. R. T.Dunlap, Mount
ville, Migs Nellie Miller, Winthrop Col
lege, T. M. Scott, Augusta, Mr. and
Mrs. W.E. Aignrv, Donalds and Mrs. W.
C. Rasor, Cross Hill.
Elsewhere we print advertisements of
the P. S. Royster Guano Co. and of Dr.
W. C. Irby, their local agent, and call
the attention of our readers to same.
The Royster fertilizer people are the
largest of the independent manufactur
ers remaining. They have had a most
wonderful success in their sales. Their
leading brand is "Farmers' Bone," a
cotton fertilizer, and we are told that
its sale exceeds that of any other single
brand sold in the South. Owing to the
fact that they use fish for ammoniates,
their goods are popular wherever sold.
They claim theirs to be the original fish
guano. Their good are on sain in nearly
every town in the South where fertili
zers are used. Our readers will find it
to their interest to consider Royster fer
tilizers, and see Dr. W. C. Irby, their
local agent, before making their pur
chases for this year.
Rain, Sleet and Snow.
A large number of telephone and
electric wires were prostrated by the
heavy freeze last Thursday, thereoy in
terrupting the service of both systems,
more or less, for a day or two. Orchards
and trees of every description were also
greatly damaged by the slaetand heavy
man of unusually fine
A Great Fertilizer.
Christmas Holiday for Winthrop.
Along1 with tho rest of the colleges of
tho Slate, Winthrop College will here
after have a holiday recess, a hill . m
this effect having passed the House and
Senate at the present session.
The bill, which was passed by the
Senate, provides that all State Colleges
shall give ten days holiday Christmas.
This bill originated in the House and
was among the first introduced at this
session. It is known as the Winthrop
College bill for the reason that this in
stitution, which is a State College, has
never been permitted to have a Christ
Fee Bill Raised.
At a recent meeting of the physi
cians of the city a resolution was un
animously adopted to arrange a new
fee bill and an agreement signed to
adopt the same, winch is as follows: 8
a. m. to 8 p. m., $2.00 a visit: 8 p. m.
to 8 a. m., $3.00 a visit. Office visits
$2.00 each. These charges will go into
effect on and after Feb. 1st 1906.
As to Tax Collections.
County Treasurer John H. Copeland
reports the total collections, including
road and poll tax, to be a little over
$90,000 up to this time, leaving n bal
ance of $20,000 yet to be collected. The
two per cent penalty goes on all delin
quents to-morrow, Feb. 1.
Death at Owings Station.
Mrs. Nancy Stewart Stoddard, wife
of Mr. A. R. Stoddard of Owings Sta
tion, died at her home Tuesday night,
Jan. 23, and was laid to rest the follow
ing day in the New Harmony cemetery.
Forced to Starve.
B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky.. says:
"For 20 years I suffered agonie;:, with
a sore on my upper lip, so painful,
sometimes, that I could not eat. After
vainly trying else, I cured itwithBuck
len's Arnica Salve." It's great for
burns, cuts and wounds. At Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Was Held in Columbia Last Week. The
Laurens Members of this Distin
The annual meeting of tho State Bar
Association was held in Columbia last
week, proving one of the most success
ful meetings yet held by this distingu
At a business meeting of the Asso
ciation on Thursday Col. Robt. Aldrich
of Barnwell was elected president for an
other year and lion. C. C. Featherstone
one of the ten vice presidents. Mr. N.
B. Dial and Mr. Featherstone were se
lected as members of the Local Coun
Among the new members elected to
the Association was Mr. A. C. Todd of
the Laurens Bar.
A few days ago it was stated in both
The Herald and The Advertiser,
that the County Supervisor would pay
off the managers of the "Dispensary
election," but since that time Mr. Hum
bert informs me that, after consulting
his attorneys, they advise him not to
do so, as such procedure would be ir
regular, and that the bills for expenses
of said election must be sent to Colum
bia and paid through the regular chan
nel. The legislature now in session Will
make the necessary appropriation, and
the managers and other parties holding
claims will get their money soon after
the legislature adjourns. This state
ment is made because the managers of
election and others were expected to be
paid at an early date by the Supervisor.
W. T. Crews, Ch'm C. B. C.
Contractor Thornton Hurt.
Mr. W. P. Thornton, a well known
contractor of Enorce, fell from the roof
of the new Methodist church at Lanfbrd
Monday morning and sustained very
serious though not necessarily fatal
?8 THE GREAT
I Mill and Factory Sale ffi
03-. _. ,,. ^ -,--, CLOSES j8
I Saturday, February 3rd. m
I J. E. MINTER & BRO., |
---------- South Carolina.
The "just as good" as ours are not as cheap as ours; the "Just as cheap" as ours arc not as good as ours.
One More Week of the
Great Mill End Sale!
On account of the rain, sleet and snow last week, we have decided to
continue our Sale until
Saturday Night, February 3rd, 1906.
These will be days filled with wonderful values. We
have about $1,000 worth of Odd Pants and other Goods that
were slightly damaged by water during the freeze and snow
which will be thrown on our counters at great sacrifice prices.
Of course we have lots of other goods that will be sold as
before, and you can rest assured that you will get your
money's worth. Yellow Tickets will remain on all goods until
SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY THE THIRD.
This is your opportunity and last chance. Come one, come all.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Laurens, South Carolina.
Quality Tells; Our Price Sells. Everthing just as Advertised,
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
One hundred persons are reported to
have lost their lives by the wreckage
of the Steamer Valencia off Vancouver
Col. E. J. Watson, State Commis
sioner of commerce, agriculture and im
migration, has been otfered the secre
taryship of the Augusta Chamber of
Commerce ?t a salary of $3,000 a year.
As commissioner he gets $1,900 per an
It is announced that the Dispensary
Investigating Committee, appointed at
the last session of the General Assem
bly, will resume its investigation of the
affairs' of the Dispensary today in Co
lumbia. The total appropriation for
this purpose amounts to $13,000.
State Constable J. C. Holstein, who
was shot at McCormick by W. M.
Cothran, died in an Augusta hospital
last Tuesdav. Cpthran. had a fight with
Ncpoleon Wideman and deficit arrest.
The town marshal asked Holstein to aid
in arresting him. In tho scuffle Cothran
shot Holstein. The fight with Wideman
was the result of a suit against a friend
of Cothrrin's named Palmer for seduc
tion of Wideman's daugh'ter. Holstein
was a member of the first class at Clem
son College and his father once was
sheriff of Edgefield county. Cothran is
in jail at Abbeville.
HOUSE REJECTS MR. 1RBVS BILL.
Plan Giving the State the Right to Man
ufacture Fertilizer Defeated.
By a vote of eighty-seven to nine the
House of Representatives declined to
adopt Mr. W. C. Irby'a measure, the
purpose of which was to empower the
State and counties to engage in the
manufacture of cotton seed products
and fertilizer. When the bill came up
for consideration last Thursday Mr. Irby
took the floor and made a long and im
passioned speech in advocacy of his
scheme. Those voting with Represen
tative Irby for the adoption of the bill
were Representatives Boyd and Miller
of Laurens, Toole and Kccnan of Aiken,
Lomax and Nance of Abbeville and
I Morrison of Greenwood.
WILL DOUBLE CAPITAL STOCK.
Special Meeting of Stockholders of Wares
Shoals M'f'g Co. Called.
At a recent meeting of the board of
directors of the Wares Shoals Manu
facturing Company, a resolution was
adopted calling for a special meeting of
the stockholders March Sth for the pur
pose of considering and acting upon
the proposition of increasing the capi
tal slock of the company from $500,000
I to $1,000,000.
Tho meeting will be held at Wares
j Shoals, at the offices of the company,
Thursday at noon, March 8.
Tho nomination of Postmaster Geo.
S. McCravy for a second term has been
confirmed by the Senate, his name hav
ing been sent in a week ago by the
President along with other South Caro
Nature Gives Timely Warnings That No
Citizen Can Afford to Ignore.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. I comes from
the kidney secretions. They will warn
you when tho kidneys are sick. Well
kidneys excrete a clear, amber fluid.
Sick kidneys send out a thin, pale and
foamy, or a thick, red, ill-smelling, full
of sediment and irregular of passage.
DANGER SIGNAL NO. 2comes from
the back. Back pains, dull and heavy,
or sharp and acute, toll you of sick
kidneys and warn you of the coming of
dropsy, diabetes and Bright's disease.
Loan's Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys
and cure them permanently. Here's
Robert Sexton, wheelwright and
blacksmith, ot 202 Laurens Street,
says: "1 can recommend Loan's Kid
ney Tills for what they did for me.
They cured me of n very severe case of
backache from which I had suffered
greatly and could find no relief. A
nasty dull aching across the loins both
ered me day and night, und when
through with the business cares of the
day tq r,<> to bed and get a good night's
sleep was something I had not been
able to do for a long time. The secre
tions from the kidneys gave me trou
ble, were dark colored, strong and full
of sediment and disturbed my rest at
night on account of (heir too frequent
acton. I used numerous medicines and
wore plasters without beneficial results.
I used numerous medicines and wore
plasters without beneficial results. See
ing Loan's Kidney Pills advertised I
went to the Palmetto Drug Co.'a store
and got a box. Tho change for the bet
ter was noticeable almost at once, and
since using two boxes of them accord
ing to directions my back bun not
ached, tho secretions have become
normal and I do not have to get up at
night at all. I feel fifteen years younger
than 1 did before 1 used Loan's Kidney
For sale by all dealers. Price r>0 cts.
Fostor-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name ? Doan's and
lake no other.
FOR SALE-Home made Lard for
sale at lt? cents the pound by the tierce.
J. Wade Anderson, City Market. 25-21
wanted:- A few more girls to make
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice
and pleasant work, Some girls now
making over $0.60 per week. Crescent
Notice Fridays will bo our day for
ginning cotton, either at Hudgons Gin
nery or at Oil Mill. R. II. Hudgons,
for sale Corn in the ear. Will
make it to your interest to see me be
fore buying. W. D. Barksdale, Lau
rens, s. C. 25-3t.
FOR SALE Two cows with young
calves. Lumber sawed to order. Apply
to Mrs. Lula Lendy, Mountville, S. C.
FOR SALE- 200 bushels genuine
Florodora cotton seed 50 cents the bu.
G. F. Dor roh, Gray Court, S. C. It
SCHOOL OP STENOGRAPHY AND
TYPEWRITING On March 1, Miss
Lillian K. Irby will open a school of
Stenography and Typewriting in the
olegant new rooms over tho People's
Loan and Exchange Bank. Miss Irby
i.. a graduate of the College for Womon,
Columbia, and of McFeafs Duslnesc
CollegOi in which shfl taught for several
terms with fine success. Those desiring
to attend this schoob should apply to
Miss Irby at once for terms, etc., as
sho can take only a limited number. 20 1
Will Come Up Before The
ATTORNEYS TO ATTEND
Meeting Will be Held in Columbia anil
the State Board Will Pass Judgment
on the Merits of the Case--Dccisioii
Awaited With Interest.
The State Board of Canvassers will
hold a meeting today in Columbia for
the purpose of hearing arguments and
going over the papers filed in the Lau
rens Dispensary election contest, the
proceedings of which began before the
County Board of Election Commission*
crs here at their first meeting after the
election Jan. 1(5. Attorneys represent
ing both sides to the controversy will
be present at the meeting of the state
As stated last week the County
Board declared the election null and
void. From this decision an appeal was
taken by counsel for and against the
The County Board, in arriving at its
conclusion to set aside the election, held
that not only bad the alleged illegality
of the election as set forth by the peti
tioners to the contest been proven, but
irregularities were found in numerous
other boxes not enumerated in the pe
tition. The final meeting < " the County
Board was held Jan. 20 and the decision
was announced after hearing the testi
mony and arguments in the case, and
after making a careful examination of
all the election boxes?the poll lists,
tally sheets, ballots, etc.
The decision of the State Board will
be awaited with much interest.
A ROUND OF ENTERTAINMENTS.
Given in Honor of Mr. and Airs. Samuel
The presence in the city of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Fleming Garlington which
was noted last week, was the occasion
of a round of brilliant receptions and
entertainments, the very large and
most charming reception given hy Mr.
and Mrs. J. Wells 1'odd Tuesday eve
ning in honor of the bride and groom
I being followed on Wednesday by an
elegant luncheon given by Mrs. trank
I P. McGowan, at her lovely home in
that charming suburb of Laurens,
known as Brooklyn, at which Mrs. Gar
lington was again the guest of honor.
Twelve guests were present at an elab
orate seven course luncheon, the hours
being from one to four. Mrs. Mc
(iowan's home was decorated in green,
many handsome palms being used, in
the dining room the central decoration
for the table being while carnations
and ferns, resting on a fern-covered
The place cards, decorated by the
hand of an artist, with golden wedding
bells, and each bearing an appropriate
quotation on that old, old topic of love
and matrimony, directed the guests to
their seats around the luncheon table.
Mrs. McGowan, who is justly regarded
as one of the most intellectual women
and brilliant conversationalists in the
city, led her guests in a flow of wit and
delightful conversation, which rendered
the occasion one to be cherished in the
memory of Ihm* guests, who were: Mes
dames S. F. Garlington, J. (). C, Flem
ing, C. C. Feathorstone, U. B. Bell, J.
C. Garlington, J. \V. Todd, 0. B.
Mayer of Newberry, 0. W. Leonard,
W. W. Jones, Creswell Garlington and
C. M. Clarke.
A GAMK OK "NATIONS" THURSDAY.
Miss Willie Jones was the. hostess
Thursday afternoon ;it another prott,\
affair for this charming Georgia visitor,
who captivated all hearts in Laurens
by her beauty anil gracious, charming
manners. Miss Jones entertained the
members of the Fortnightly Social Club
and a number of visitors. At t o'clock
card tables were in readiness for a
game of Nations, the score cards, in
honor of the guest of the occasion, be
ing band painted hearts, decorated with
Cupids. The score was kept by little
Miss Harriot Mayor of. Newberry. The
house decorations consisted of fern?,
palms and carnations, pink being the
A most elegant four course luncheon
was served and the guest of honor was
presented with a souvenir spoon of
Laurens, with the date of the occasion
engraved on it.
Miss Jones was assisted in receiving
bv Mrs. W. W. Jones, Mrs. (). B.
Mayer of Newberry. and Mrs. 0. W,
Leonard of Spartanlmrg.
Harvic Jordan Says Stand Firm.
Dr. A. C. Fuller, president of Laurens
County Cotton Association, received the
following telegram Tuesday from Harvic
Jordan, president of the Southern Cot
ton Association: "Atlanta, Ga., Dr. A.
C. Fuller, Laurens, Aro spot holders sell
ing? Decline unwarranted; bearish ma
nipulation. Stand firm. Harvio Jordan,"
To this Dr. Fuller replied by wire:
"We are standing firm.
County Licenses for Hawkers and
As provided by law, the Board of
County Commissioners of Laurens
County, Slate of South Carolina, at its
regular meeting held on Tuesday, the
2nd day of January, A. D. 190G, fixed
the following license.- on Hawkers and
Peddlers doing business in the countj
during the ensuing fiscal year:
For Fool Peddlers, $.10.00
For Peddlers with one horse
For Peddlers with t\v<> horse
For vending Stoves and
Ranges, for first wagon, GO.(K)
And for each additional wagon, 40.00
For vending Clocks, for the.
first wagon, , 50.00
And for each additional wagon 30.00
For vending Lightning Rods,
for the first wagon, 50.00
And for each additional wagon, 30.00
For Venders of Spectacles,
on foot, 15.00
For Venders of Spectacles,
with team, 25.< 0
Peddling Sewing Machines,
for the first wagon, 70.no
And for each additional wagon 50.00
Peddling Pianos or Organs,
for each one horse wagon, 100.<>0
Peddling Pianos or Organs,
for each two horse wagon, lMl.OO
AH licenses to he issued by the Clerk
of Court and to be in force until the
31st of December A. D. 1006.
H. B. Humbert,
County Supervisor, L. C.
J. D. Mock, County Clerk.
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