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THE HOUSE FAVORS
THE MORGAN BILL.
State Dispensary May lie
LOCAL OPTION HILL.
Solicitors and Other Officers Salaries
Are Raised?Some Measures Intro
duced by 1.aureus' Representatives.
The enactment of a dispensary meas
ure by the General Assembly at its
present session is now thought to be
assured. By a vote of 63 to 47 the
House last Friday passed the Morgan
Bill after it had been debated for three
days and amended in some vital particu
lars. Representatives Boyd, Irby and
Miller voted against the bill.
Mr. T. B. Morgan of Greenville is
the author of the bill, which is a local
option measure. The bill as passed by
the House provides for State prohibi
tion. The State dispensary is to be
abolished. Charleston will have the op
portunity, under the provisions of the
bill, of voting on the question of high
license. Charleston has always desired
such a law. So has Richland county, but
no provision was made in the bill on its
first reading, allowing Richland this
privilege. Under the operation of the
local option measure the other counties
in the State can have dispensaries or
no dispensaries. Those counties with
out dispensaries, if they choose, can go
to work and vote in dispensaries. It
will be "local option."
The first vote on the measure by the
House resulted in a very safe majority
for the adoption of the bill and it is
claimed that the Senate will give it a
majority of five or six votes. The House
will dispose of the bill and it will go to
the Senate this week. The legislative
session closes within two weeks, so the
fate of this and other pending measures
will soon be known.
A bill has been passed providing for
a uniform salary of $1,700 for all the
solicitors of the State, effective first of
Jannary 1907. Another important bill
passed provides for the establishment
of county courts in Richland and Aiken
Among the bills introduced by the
Laurens delegation is one by Senator Mc
Gowan asking for the appointment of
a commission to investigate the finan
cial affairs of Laurens. Another by Mr.
McGowan provides for an increased
salary for the county supervisor. Mr.
Irby wants the state printing inves
tigated and has introduced a concurrent
resolution to that effect. Messrs. Boyd,
Miller and Irby voted against the com
pulsory education measure which was
defeated in the House Wednesday by a
A Rural Debating Society.
A very live debating society has been
recently organized in the vicinity of
New Harmony Church, which meets
every Friday night for the discussion
of the various issues of the day. The
society will hold its next meeting at
the hr me of Mr. J. P. Tucker, who is
one of the leading members of the club.
In addition to the regular debaters,
including Mr. Tucker and Mr. J. B.
Cook, speeches will be expected of
Messrs. R. H. Smith, L. E. Henderson
and others Friday night.
The officers of the society are: W.
E. Cook, president; J. P. Tucker, vice
president; W. C. Cook, secretary; J.
Broadus Cook, treasurer; R. L. Cook,
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
The National Bank of Laurens, at Lau
rens, in the State of South Carolina,
At the close of Business, January
Loans and Discounts $67,612.54
Overdrafts, secured 1,378.82
U. S. Bonds to secure
Premium on U. S. Bonds 740.00
Bonds, securities, etc. 7,111.27
Bank, house, furniture &fiix. 3,991.56
Other real estate owned 8,550.00
Due from National Banks
not reserve agents 399.16
Due from ap'ved reserve agents 4,548.31
Checks and other cash items 39.41
Notes of other National Banks 1,225.00
Fractional paper currency,
nickels, and cents 112.31
Lawful Money Reserve in Bank viz:
Legal tender notes 2,370.00
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 per cent, of
Capital Stock $63,000.00
Surplus fund 12,600.00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid 2,145.65
Nat'al Bank notes outstanding 13,300.00
Due to other National Banks 3,053.08
Due to State Banks and Bankers 880.99
Dividends unpaid 476.00
Individual deposits subject to
Time certificates of deposit 3,390.00
Total * I*}, 04.'?. 32
State of South Carolina, County of Lau
I, Jno. Aug. Barksdale, Cashier of
the above named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true
to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Jno. Aug. Barksdale, Cashier.
Correct ? Attest:
Jno. A. Barksdale,
B. F. Posey,
J. C. Owings.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 6th day of February, 1906.
C. C. Feathbrstone, (Seal)
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Miss Irene Ray is visiting friends in
The time for assessing property ox
pires Feb. 20.
Mr. Jas. I. Young was a salesday at
tendant from Renno.
Mr. A. D. Owens of Cross Hill was
in town Saturday.
Mr. Allen Sullivan of Princeton was
in the city Monday.
Mr. H. Y. Simmons, of Gray Court,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. John Edwards of Fountain Inn
was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Laurens Barksdalc is now with
the Laurens Drug Company.
Tennessee corn is considered the best.
See Mr. W. D. Barksdalc for your sup
Mr. W. C. Winters has accepted a
salesman's position with Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Beeks of
Brewerton attended the Shell-Clardy
The board of supervisors of registra
tion held its regular monthly meeting
Mr. T. J. Hughes of Youngs attended
the meeting of the Cotton Association
Mrs. Margaret Dodson, of Donalds,
is visiting the family of her son, Dr.
W. W. Dodson.
Mr. Ossie Anderson has accepted a
position at the People's Loan and Ex
Miss Mary Humbert of Princeton is
spending this week with Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Humbert in the city.
Mr. J. J. Dallas, whj has had charge
of the Laurens Hotel for pome time,
has moved to Wares Shoals.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Traynham of
Princeton visited Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Thompson Sunday and Monday.
Messrs. Harris Curry, J. T. Peden,
M. H. Burdine and W. P. H arris of
Court were in the city for Salesday.
Mr. B. L. Henderson of Mt. Galla
gher attended the marriage last Wed
nesday of Mr. Clardy and Miss Shell.
Judge and Mrs. Richard C. Watts o'f
Cheraw are spending a short time in i
the city the guests of Major W. A.
For several days Rev. E. C. Watson
has been at the bedside of his father,
Mr. Elijah Watson, who is quite ill at
his home near Enoree.
Mr. T. B. Jones of Waterloo was in
town Monday and gave TliK ADVERTISER
a call. He reports very little work
done on the farm up to this time.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Lake and little
daughter of Santiago, Cuba, are the
guests of Mr. Lake's brother, Mr. Thos.
D. Lake, having arrived in the city
Capt. John Moore, who sustained
very serious injuries by a fall some
days ago is reported to begetting along
very well, though his condition is still
The regular monthly meeting of the
county board of commissioners was
held yesterday in the office of the
county supervisor. Only routine mat
ters were passed upon.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Medlock are
cordially welcomed to the city. Mr.
Medlock has accepted a position with
Capt. J. M. Philpot and he and his bride
are at home to their friends on Laurens
The Advertiser is indebted to Col.
IL Y. Simpson and Mr. S. M. Wilkes,
who are spending a few weeks in Cuba,
for copies of the Havana Post, the
only American daily newspaper pub
lished on the Island.
On Washington's birth day the Kings
Daughters will have another one of their
popular mid-winter picnics at the Grad
ed School building. There will be a di
versified and attractive program and
they promise a pleasant evening to all
who attend. Everybody invited.
Messrs. R. W. Davis and R. C. Ow
ing of Fountain Inn were here yester
day for the purposo of getting a list of
the registered voters in Laurens county
included in the territory Fountain Inn
wishes to carve out of this county in
order to get the proposed new county.
The Rev. J. K. Hair, traveling repre
sentative of the Baptist Courier, spent
Thursday afternoon and night in the
city, the guest of the Rev. M. C.
Compton. In the evening a special ser
vice was held at the Second Baptist
church, the visiting minister delivering
the sermon which was much enjoyed by
a large and appreciative audience.
Cross Hill Personals.
Cross Hill, Feb. 6.-Mrs. Janie Mc
Swain is visiting in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Starnes of
Lota visited relatives here this week.
Mrs. Benton Fuller and Mrs. Sam
Turner are in Greenville visiting friends.
Miss Marie Leaman went to Green
Miss Blanche Pinson returned to Win
Miss Carol Chase, who has '.joen visit
ing Miss Lizzie Carter, left Friday.
At 12;30 Sunday the store of Hamil
ton & Smith was completly destroyed
Mrs. John H. Miller is in Columbia on
Only one remedy in the world that
will at once stop itchincss of the skin in
part of the body; Doan's Ointment.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
NEGRO KILLED NEAR THE CITY.
John Pitts Laid Low by Charley Lang'
ston Saturday Night.
Charley Langs ton, colored, was lodged
in jail Sunday afternoon, charged with
killing John Pitts, also colored, Satur
day night. Lang8ton lives on Mr. W.
D. Byrd's place five miles out and Pitts
lived with Mr. W. F. Wright in the
same community. Mr. Byrd brought
Langston in and delivered him to the
It seems that Langston'3 wife was
the cause of the killing. She was ab
sent from home Saturday night, osten
sibly at a neighbor's house. Becoming
anxious about her icturn Langston
shortly after midnight proceeded to his
neighbors to find out what was de
taining h's wife. Before reaching the
negro's house he eame upon his wife
and Pitts at another negro's cabin.
Langston attempted to enter when
Pitts rushed out on the piazza and
struck him with his pistol and then
shot at him, whereupon Langston drew
his pistol and fired upon Pitts three
times. Pitts ran off and his body was
found Sunday morning a few hundred
Langston was released Monday on a
$500 bond fixed by Judge Watts at
Auction Sale of the Estcs Property by
As usual February salcsday brought
in quite a large crowd Monday and
there was considerable business going
on outside of the legal sales of the
day. In fact the official sales did not
amount to much, interest being chiefly
centered in the auction sale of the Estes
property. This sale was conducted by
Mr. G. W. Shell, broker and real estate
dealer, Mr. B, VV. Gctsinger of Spar
tanburg, being the auctioneer.
The entire property sold for $4,347
and was bought by the following: R, T.
Dunlap, residence and an additional
lot; Dr. J. H. Teugue, four lots; VV.
M. Irby, J. S. Bennett, H. A. Cooper,
J. W. Henderson, Herbert '1 uoker, one
Clerk of the Court sold the Mih > Mol
lie Bonham house and lot on Holmes
street to L. C. Anderson for $650. Ho
also sold the Westmoreland tract in
Youngs township for the Master of
Spartanburg to M. R. McElreth for
Attended Greenville Medical Society.
Drs. J. J. Boozer, R. E. Hughes, W.
D. Ferguson and Isadore Schayer at
tended the annual meeting of the Dis
trict Medical Association which was
held in Greenville Monday.
MR. WALTERORAY ENTERTAINED.
(lave a Party of His Young Friends a
A very pleasant entertainment of the
week was that given last Friday eve
ning by Mr. Walter Gray to a party of
his young friends. Various amuse
ments were indulged in and in one of
the chief contests a prize offered
was won by Mr. Samuel Fleming and
Miss TocCoa Caine. Refreshments were
served during the evening.
The following couples were present:
Mr. Tom Bolt and Miss Mary Sulli
van, Mr. Hart Richey and Miss Helen
Crisp, Mr. John Barksdalc and Miss
Jessie Bolt, Mr. Richard Simpson and
Miss Annie Bell Childrcss, Mr. Samuel
Fleming nnd Miss Toccoa Caine, Mr.
Clyde Fowler and Miss Rosa Lee
Franks, Mr. Henry Counts and Miss Eliz
abeth Simpson, Mr. Roy Little and Miss
Hattie Kate Easterby, Mr. Boyce
Clardy and Miss Lillian Peterson, Mr.
Gus Hart and Miss Lillie Miller; Mr.
Duncan Sullivan and Misses Eliza Sulli
van and Eleanor Duckett.
Governor Commutes Sentence.
The sentence of John Sullivan, colored,
who was sent to the county chaingang
in 1902 for five years for housebreaking
and larceny, has been commuted by
Gov. Heyward. Sullivan has served
four years and is said to have been a
good convict and on one occasion pre
vented the escape of another convict
from the gang. Besides, he is said to
be a consumptive.
The commutation was recommended
by Solicitors Sease and Cooper and Sen
ator F. P. McGowan.
THE DISPENSARY CONTEST.
Hearing Before the State Board of Can
The Laurens dispensary election con
test was not disposed of last Wednes
nesday at the meeting of the State
board of canvassers and the matter will
come up again at an adjourned meeting
of the board. It was agreed to post
pone the meeting until after the ad
journment of the legislature as several
members of the board have pressing im
portant business in connection with the
General Assembly until the close of the
Messrs. VV. R. Richey and C. C.
Featherstone, representing the respon
dents, and Messrs. John M Cannon, of
Laurens, and R. H. Welch, of Colum
bia, of counsel for the petitioners, were
present at the meeting of the State
Miss Maud Owens, the charming
young daughter of Mrs. S. E. Owens of
this city, and Mr. John B. Owings, son
of Mr. Thad P. Owings and a popu
lar young business man of Gray Court,
were married Sunday morning, Feb.
4 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Owens, near Barksdale, the ceremony
being performed by the Rev. J. F. An
derson of Gray Court.
Our big January Sale nas left us with thousands of yards of short lengths and many unsold
heavy-weight goods, which we want to close out before the arrival of our big Spring Stock.
Read These Great Reduction Prices:
10-cent Outings reduced to 8c. 8-cent Outings reduced to 6i}c. 5-cent Outings reduced to 3]c. Big
line Dress Ginghams reduced to 5c. 10-cent Flanneletts reduced to 7?c. 25-cent Cheviot Dress
Goods, double width, reduced to 19c. All-Wool Dress Goods Cheviot, value 50c, reduced to 35c.
36-inch Black (guaranteed) Taffeta Silk reduced to 85c. 36-inch Colored Taffeta Silks re
duced to 85c. Fancy Changeable Waist Silks reduced to 25c, 35c and 45c. Ladies'
Skirts reduced 75c, $1.90, $2.50 and $3.50. $5.50 Wool Blankets reduced to $4.50.
$4.50 Wool Blankets reduced to $3.50. Cotton Blankets reduced to 45c.
Big: lot Matting just received and will be sold at a
Big Sale of Remnants!
We have an immense accumulation of Remnants from our January Sale, which wo have marked at prices to move them. See our Remnant
Counter. On it you will find Ginghams, Satin, Cambri ; no Cheviots, Curtain Swisses, White Lawns, Silks, Wool Press Goods ?in
fact goods from almost every department if our nig store, and at prices that will save you big money.
Another 5-cent Percale Sale!
On Friday, February 9th, at 12 o'ci* k, we will have another sale of those 10-cent Percals at Sets.
On Saturday, the 10th, from 3 to 5 o'clock, we will repeat the Percale Sale. At each of these sales we
will sell about 400 yards of these elegant v dues, and in order to secure your share you should be prompt
ly on hand when they are put on sale.
m Big Shoe Sale!
We have had great Shoe Sales, but we have hundreds of Bargains which we want to close out din
ing February. See our Shoe Department this month. Ladies' Shoes 48 cents to $3.00.
Children's Shoes 2f> cents to $2.00. Men's Shoes $1.00 to 4.00.
New Goods! New Goods!!
We are showing some advance styles in new Spring Dress Goods and Waistings, which all the Ladies of the City and County should sec.
Watch Us the Coming Season!
^O. B. Simmons Co
Wantkd:?A few more girls to make
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice
and pleasant work. Some girls now
making over $6.50 per week. Crescent
NOTICE?Fridays will be our day for
ginning cotton, either at Hudgens Gin
nery or at Oil Mill. It. II. Hudgens,
For Sale?Corn in the ear. Will
make it to your interest to see me be
fore buying. W. D. Rarksdale, Lau
rens, S. C. 25-7t.
FOR SALE-Pure Berkshire Pigs,
delivery about 15th February. Also lot
Fodder, Peavine Hay, and Cow Peas.
Apply to II. S. Wallace, Gray Court,
FOR SALE?Fine Berkshire Sow,
will farrow about first of April. Apply
to L. S. Bolt, R. F. D. No. 5, Laurens,
South Carolina. 27-lt
SCHOOL OF STENOGRAPHY AND
TYPEWRITING On March 1, Miss
Lillian F. lrby will open a school of
Stenography and Typewriting in the
elegant new rooms over the People's
Loan and Exchange Bank. Miss lrby
is a graduate of the College for Women,
Columbia, and of McFoat's Business
College, in which she taught for several
terms with fine success. Those desiring
to attend this school should apply to
Miss lrby at once for terms, etc., as
she can take only a limited number. 26 4
The big Mill End Sale has closed and
we are busy taking stock, We find
many odds and endslhat we will con
tinue to sell at great sacrifices. Come
to our store to supply your needs. We
always have the reliable kind. Davis,
Roper &, Co.
County Licenses for Hawkers and
As provided by law, the Board of
County Commissioners of Laurens
County, State of South Carolina, at its
regular meeting held on Tuesday, the
2nd day of January, A. I). 1906, fixed j
the following licenses on Hawkers and
Peddlers doing business in the county
during the ensuing fiscal year:
For Foot Peddlers, $10.00
For Peddlers with one horse
For Peddlers with two horse
For vending Stoves and
Ranges, for first wagon, 60.00
And for each additional wagon, 40.00
For vending Clocks, for the
first wagon, 50.00
And for each additional wagon J10.00
For vending Lightning Rods,
for the first wagon, 50.00
And for each additional wagon, 1)0.00
For Venders of Spectacles,
on foot, 15.00
For Venders of Spectacles,
with team, 25.00
Peddling Sewing Machines,
for the first wagon, 70.00
And for each additional wagon 60.00
Peddling Pianos or Organ.-,
for each one horse wagon, 100.00
Peddling Pianos or Organs,
for each two horse wagon, 150.00
All licenses to be issued by the Clerk
of Court and to be in force until the
Slat of December A. D. 1906.
H. B. Humbert,
County Supervisor, L. C.
J. D. Mock, County Clerk.
We have just received a solid car of
tables, safes and sideboards. These
goods were bought on an old cont ract
which will enable us to soli them from
twenty to twenty-five per cent, cheaper
than you will find them at any other
place. S. M. &. E. IL Wilkea A. Co.
I SATURDAY j
I February 1 Oth! 1
i|i We will begin to reduce our large stock X
^ of merchandise by making big reduc- $r
tion in prices on
m Wool Underwear 38
and Dress Goods
^ It will pay you to investigate those goods. Prices 4?
$F we are offering them for cannot be duplicated |
I elsewhere. Pay our store a visit and see
for yourself. ^
I Watts Mills Store, 1
<P Laurens, - South Carolina, cE
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STATE AND QENERAL NEWS.
The meeting of the South Carolinn
Live Stock Association will be held at
Clemson College thia week, beginning
The women of Georgetown have or
ganized a large branch of the Red
Cross and under their auspices will
build a hospital.
A former flagman on the C. & W. C.
Road has ; filed two suits aggregating
$30,000 against the Coast Line for in
The population of this state at this
time is 1,340,316, the total number of
homes is 269,864, and the number of
farm houses is 152,993.
W. C. Dickerson, charged with the
murder of Ben F. Reed, at Bamberg,
was granted bail by the supreme court
in the sum of $1,000.
Frederick the Eighth has been pro
claimed King of Denmark as the suc
cessor to King Christian, whose death
occurred a week ago.
Congressman Aikcn has introduced a
bill in the House providing for an in
crease of rural mail carriers' salaries
from $60 to $75 a month.
The general education board of New
York has donated $25,000 to the endow
ment fund of Wofford College, provided
the institution raises $100,000 by June
15, 1907. This will be undertaken by
The shops and roundhouse ot tne Sea
board Air Line, including five locomo
tives, were totally destroyed by fire
at Abbeville Sunday evening. The loss
is estimated at $100,000. The origin of
the fire is not stated.
Russ Kimbo, the 16 year old mill
operative of Piedmont, who was re
cently convicted of the murder of a
negro was refused a new trial by Judge
Aldrich, who sentenced him to life im
prisonment in the State Penitentiary.
Four men were killed and two se
riously injured in a head-on collision on
the Seaboard Air Line 14 miles North
of Columbia last Tuesday. A misun
standing of orders on the part of the
crew of the freight train, which col
lided with a northbound passenger, was
the cause of the wreck.
The governor's mansion was the
scene of the culmination of a romance
Wednesday. The governor was called
upon to perform the marriage cere
mony there which made H. C. De
Champs, a well known Sumter travel
ing man, and Miss Rosa Barnett, a
handsome girl of St. Matthews, man
Secretary of State Gantt, after con
sultation with the assistant attorney
general and the chief of the State con
stabulary, refused to grant a charter
to the Mountain City Club of Greenville.
Owing to the character of the persons
applying for the charter, investigation
was made and it was decided to turn
the application down, as there was every
reason to believe that the charter was
sought to cover a blind tiger.
The Riverside Land Company, capi
tal $25,000, incorporated by T. C. Wil
liams, Jr., W. II. Lyles of Columbia,
and II. J. Haynesworth of Greenville
have bought from Jas. A. Finley for
$25,000, Finley's lands, within half a
mile of the city limits' of Greenville,
containing three hundred and forty
acres. They will lay out parks and
streets, divide the lands into lots, pave
the streets and put in water.
The Dispensary Investigating Com
mission conducted several public meet
ings in Columbia during the past week,
further probing the affairs of the insti
tution. The fact that the State board
of control paid something like $25,000
more for a certain contract for labels
than they could have been actually fur
nished the board, was the biggest thing
brought out. Other sessions will be
held this week by the committee before
it submits its final report to the legis
Dyspepsia?bane of human existence.
Burdock Blood Bitters cures it, prompt
ly, permanuntly. Regulates and tones
A Joint Meeting.
There will be a joint meeting of the
County Teachers and the County Trust
ee.-; Associations held in the Court
House, Saturday morning, Fob. 17.
The exercises will begin at 10 o'clock
and all teachers and trustess in the
county should make it a point to be on
band for this meeting.
Superintendent of Education Nash is
president of both organizations and the
announcement of a joint meeting of the
associations will no doubt add peculiar
interest to the occasion.
COUNTY TEACHERS MEETING.
Programme Announced for the Next Meet
ing Eebruary 17th.
Following is the program of the Lau
rensCounty Teachers' Association which
meets in the court house, Saturday,
February 17, at 11 o'clock:
1. The Rotation and Revolution of the
Earth and the Effects of Each. Prof.
N. M, Sallcy.
2. What are the Prevailing Directions
of the Winds on the Different Conti
nents, and How do they Effect the
Climate of Each? -Prof. G. H. Ligon.
3. Locate the Principal Elevations of
the Earth's Surface and Show How
They Effect the Climate of Place? near
them.- Prof. A. Q. Rico,
All white teaohera in the county are I
expected to attend.
B. Y.- CULBERTSON,
For Executive Committee.
Coughs and colds, down to the very
borderland of consumption, yield to the
soothing healing influences of Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Syrup.
Wiis in Session Monday
THE ROLLS INCREASE.
The Board Passes Upon a Number of
Applications and Goes Over the En*
tire Pension l.ist.s
The annual meeting of the County
Pension Hoard was held in the office of
Magistrate John M. Hudgens Monday
and Tuesday. W. P. Coker, chairman
of the board, presided. The other mem
bers are John M. Hudgens, pension
commissioner; P. H. Madden and J. P?
The board was engaged with going
over the applications for pensions filed
with the commissioner and verifying
the pension rolls of the county. Twenty
' three applications for pensions wore
passed upon favorably. During the
year sixteen pensioners have died,
twelve men and four ladies.
The board will hold another meeting
I first Monday Iri March for the purpose
of finishing the work of preparing the
COUNTY MUM NIZ E R
WILL RE SELECTED.
County Cotton Association Endorses Pro
position to Hold Remainder of the
Crop for Fifteen Cents.
The adjourned monthly meeting of the
Laurens County Cotton Association was
held in the court house Saturday, with
Dr. A. C. Fuller, president, presiding
and with a fairly good number of dele
gates from the various township asso
ciations in attendance.
Interesting and instructive reports
were made to the association by Col. JJ
H. Wharton and Mr. R. V. lrby who at
tended the New Orleans Cotton Conven
tion last month as delegates from the
Laurens organization. Col. Wharton
spoke of the loyalty of all the cotton
growing states with the exception of
Texas, in the great fight being waged
by the Southern Cotton Association. In
his opinion cotton would he bringing 15
cents today but for Texas' action in
Dr. Fuller told of the recent meeting
of the county presidents in Columbia at
which it was agreed to endorse the ac
tion of the New Orleans convention in
demanding l."> cents for the balance of
the crop and its decision to ask the
farmers to reduce the acreage 25 per
cent, from year before last.
On motion of Dr. W. C. lrby the as
sociation adopted a resolution providing
for thi employment of an organizer for
the county and on motion the president
appointed Dr. lrby, Judge (). (I. Thomp
son and J. I). Sullivan as a committee
to engage a suitable man for this work.
Judge Thompson offered a resolution,
which was adopted, endorsing the prop
osition of the New Orleans convention
to hold the remainder of the crop for 15,
cents and commending the Motion of
Harvie Jordan in requesting Director
North of the census department to fur
nish certain statistics regarded as of
vital interest to the cotton producers.
The members were in quite a talka
tive mood Saturday and during the pro
ceedings which lasted about two hours
talks were made by Judge Thompson,
Messrs. J. H. Sloan, W. B. Fuller, Dr.
lrby and others, in addition to those,
FREIGHT WRECK AT CLINTON.
No One Injured and Slight Damage Done
Clinton, Feb. 5th. A small wreck
occurred Saturday morning on the Sea
board just at the Broad street cross
ing. A freight on the main line was
struck by another freight on a side
track, completely overturning a box
car and rolling off a load of large logn
on a flat car. No one was hurt ?nd!
fortunately the car was loaded with
lumber for a party here, sothework of
unloading was done at the wreck.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leake are in town
for several weeks visiting Mrs. Susan
Mrs. J. W* Copelnnd, Sr. of North
Carolina arrived on Friday for a short
stay with relative i.
Mrs. W. A. Shands gave n very
charming dinner on Saturday afternoon
to a dozen of her lady friends. Out-of
town guests were Mrs. Tom Leake and
Mrs. J. W. Copeland.
Miss Addie Horton went down to Co
lumbia last week to hear Sousa's band.
One of the prettiest, entertainments,
of the season was given by Mrs. \V. S.
Bean on Thursday afternoon U> The,
Friendly Dozen and other guests. Thft
center piece was a snow man, with tho
balls filled at bis feet and candles with
white frosted shades were used. The
favors were smaller snow men and
sleighs. A delicious five course lunch,
Mr. William Sander.; has accepted a
jM)sition in Darlington and. left last,
week for that city.
After weeks, of suffering, Mis
Frances Motes died early Thursdaj
morning at her home here. She leaves
tWO daughters. Misses Mary and Kan
nie Motes. The services were hold at
the Baptist Church and were conducted
i by her pastor, Rev. J. R. Parrott. The
interment was at the city cemetery on
I Friday afternoon.
Is It a burn? Use Dr. Thomas' Ec
lectric Oil. A cut? ?80 Dr. Thomas'
FiC.lectric Oil. At your druggists.