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GOES ON THE STAND
Comes From Washington
GUARDS ARE ON DUTY.
Officers Attend Sessions of Dispensary
Investigating Committee in Or
der to Protect Witnesses.
The committee investigating the af
fairs of the State Dispensary and
which has been holding open sessions
in Columbia for the past two weeks
decided to summon Senator Tillman
from Washington for the purpose of
having him testify in reference to a
letter written to the Senator by Chief
Constable J. R. Fant of Spartanburg
in 1901 to the effect that the Dispensary
management was full of collusion and
The committee wanted Senator Till
man to appear Friday but this evi
dently did not suit the Senator and he
left Washington Monday night for Co
lumbia, sending a telegram ahead to
the chairman of the commission, re
questing that he be allowed to appear
before the Investigating Committee
JTuesday afternoon. Of course what
the Senator shall have to say will be of
the greatest interest and sensational
developements are not at all improba
The dispensary investigating commit
tee proceeded with Monday its examina
tion of witnesses under guard of half a
dozen uniformed police and three plain
clothes men, this precaution being
taken in view of threats by a director
of the state dispensary that if any wit
ness were allowed to testify against
his character on the stand he would
shoot him down on the spot.
The committee would not say who
made the threats, but these threats
came direct in the form of a warning
from this director to members of the
The incident caused a lot of talk
throughout the city of Columbia as the
identity of the director is apparent to
all, although his name is not officially
The examination Monday developed
no sensational testimony. General
Manager Norton of the Carolina Glass
Work resumed the stand. His state
ments disclosed that since the plant
was completed three and a half years
ago the concern has paid two ten per
cent, and one twenty per cent dividends
on a capital of $60,000, as a result of
fat contracts with the dispensary.
THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM.
First Contract About Finished?Two
Miles to be Added.
It has been decided to extend the
sewerage system which will include
nine miles instead of seven, embraced
in the original surveys and given under
the first contract. This contract is
practically finished and work on the
second award will proceed at once. The
additional two miles survey includes
Brooklyn and portions of Main street.
It will be a month or so before the
system is complete since it has been
determined to extend the lines. Thirty
thousand dollars in bonds were voted
for a sewerage system last year.
Come to I.aureus, Gentlemen!
Messrs. T. D. Copeland, R. C. Phil
son and Larry Dillard, three prominent
young business men of Clinton, S. C,
were in the city yesterday on a visit
of prospecting with a view of estab
lishing a clothing store here. They
seemed favorably impressed with Spar
tanburg and it is probable that they
will embark in business here. ? Spartan
burg Herald, Feb. 13.
Death Near Enoree.
Mrs. Nancy Liles, aged 76, died last
Friday at the home of her son near
Enoree. The deceased was the widow
of Mr. John H. Liles, who died several
COL. STOBO SIMPSON FOR JUDGE.
He is Said to be a Candidate for the
Washington, Feb. 9.?With the pos
itive statement of Mr. Stobo Simpson
of Spartanburg, that he will without
doubt become a candidate for the posi
tion of judge of the new federal dis
trict as soon as the same is created,
the premature race for the judgeship
is becoming interesting.
Mr. Simpson has been in Washington
for a day or two past, and in discussing
the question of the federal judgeship,
with a Journal representative said:
"You may say for me that I will cer.
tainly become an applicant for the posi
tion of judge of the new federal dis
trict?the Western district, if Congress
passes the bill creating it. I do not
care to say just at this time what in
fluences I will bring to bear in my be
half, except to say that I believe I have
some very good- endorsements."
Besides what Mr. Simpson said it
is known that he came to Washington
with the very best kind of endorse
ments for the judgeship and that some
of the most prominent men in the coun
try are lending him their influence in
With Messrs. Simpson of Spartan
burg, and McGul'ough, of Greenville, as
applicants for the place there appar
ently will be little trouble for the Presi
dent to choose a good man for the
judgeship as either of the two would no
doubt fill the place with entire satisfac
? PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE
Mr. R. E. Copeland spent Sunday in
Mr. M. A. Bass of Clinton was in the
Mr. Lee Spoon of Duncan Creek was
in town Saturday.
Mr. E. Y. McQuown of Clinton was
in town Saturday.
Mr. Young Godfrey of Ekom was in
the city Friday.
Miss Belle Craig of Ora spent Satur
day in the city.
Mr. J. P. Jones of Owingsville was in
the city Saturday.
Mr. Milford L. Cheek was in the city
Friday from Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Duncan of Cole
Point were in town Friday.
Mr. William C. Mitchell of Mount
ville was in town Friday.
Postmaster McCravy made a brief
visit to Greenville last week.
Mr. W. C. Wbarton of Waterloo
spent Thursday in the city.
Mr. Walter Cork of the Mt. Bethel
section was in town this week.
Mr. W. W. Ball of Charleston spent
a few days in the city this week.
Mr. R. R. Chapman of the Friend
ship section was in the city Friday.
Mr. W. H. Carter of Princeton was
in the city a day or two this week.
Prof. L. D. Elledge of Poplar Springs
was a Saturday visitor to the city.
Mr. Ed Chapman of Dials was in the
city for a day or so during the week.
Mr. Calhoun McGowan spent several
days in Columbia during the past week.
Mr. A. E. Hamilton made a brief
business visit to Prosperity Saturday.
Messrs. J. Andy Jones and John Y.
Gary of Jacks were in the city Satur
Rev. Ray Anderson is spending a
month at the Paris Mountain Bible In
Cadet Earle Barksdale of Clemson
College was at home from Friday until
Mrs. M. L. Roper and Mrs. W. A.
Todd are visiting relative? in Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mahaffey were in
the city Saturday from the Rabun
Misses Lillie and Essie Drummond of
Lanford visited Mr. and Mrs. J. Willie
Mr. D. C. Smith and Prof. G. H.
Ligon of Waterloo were in the city
Saturday for a few hours.
Miss Madge Mcdlock of Dials was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Med
lock during the past week.
Rev. S. C. Byrd of Winnsboro, who
came over for the funeral of his mother,
returned home yesterday.
Col. H. Y. Simpson, Mrs. Simpson
and Mr. Sam M. Wilkes have returned
from a pleasant trip to Cuba.
Mr. R. B. Riddle of Burlington, N.
C, was the guest of Dr. H. G. Cole
man's family Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Addie Horton of Clinton was
the guest of Misses Mary Bowen and
Nell Bolt a day or so during the week.
Mr. R. F. Fleming, of BMeming Bros,
the well known jewelers, spent Monday
and Tuesday, in Spartanburg on busi
Mr. H. Terry left Saturday for a
three weeks trip to the Northern mark
ets, where he will buy his spring stocks
Miss Rhett Mobley returned to her
home at Chester Monday after a ten
days' visit to her sister, Miss Martha
Mobley, v/ho is teaching the Mt. Bethel
The M. M. C. Club.
Members of the M. M. C. Club were
beautifully entertained Friday evening
by Miss Wessie Lee Dial at her home
on West Main street. The programme
for the evening included a variety of
entertaining and amusing games and
contests, closing with delicious refresh
Those who had the pleasure of being
present were: Misses Marjorie Gelder,
Ruth Payne, Sadie Sullivan, Helen Hix,
Eva Coleman, Helen Crisp, Toccoa
Cainc, Jessie Bolt, Lucia Simpson, Lau
rie Gray, of Gray Court; Messrs. Gus
Hart, Samuel Fleming, Marion Wilkes,
Tom Bolt, Albert Simpson, Claude Cole
man, Roy Little, BoyceClardy, Richard
Simpson, Henry Counts.
Railway Mail Clerk.
Mr. W. B. Clark, the efficient and
faithful rural free delivery carrier on
Laurcns number two, has hcen ap
pointed to a position in the railway
mail service and he will report for duty
sometimo next month or the first of
April. Mr. Clark is a most excellent
young man and his success is a matter
of much gratification to his numerous
The Ladies Aid Society of the Presby
terian church will hold a Handkerchief
Bazaar in the McCord building, Friday,
March 2. Refreshments will bo served
during- the day. The proceeds will be
applied to the organ fund. Further an
nouncement of tho bazaar will be made
r < The house amended the Philippine
tariff act and passed 429 pension bills.
DEATH OP MR. A. J. KENNEDY.
His Body Carried to Charleston For
Mr. Adolphus J. Kennedy, a mer
chant of this city, died at the Gilkerson
boarding house Monday night at one
o'clock after a ten days' illness. The de
ceased was a native of Charleston and
his remains were shipped to that city
yesterday afternoon. The body was
accompanied by Miss Emma T. Ken
nedy, an only sister, who was with her
brother through his illness. The young
men at the Gilkerson House sent a
beautiful floral design with the casket
and there were other floral tributes by
friends and acquaintances.
Mr. Kennedy had been engaged in
business here about a year having come
to this place from the south-west. For
a number of years he lived in Atlanta
and was well known in business and
He was 46 years old and was never
This is Saint Valentine's Day.
Mr. C. E. Gray has leased the Lau
The board of township assessors will
meet in March.
Mr. J. N. Drummond is clerking for
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Maro, the Magician, February 22, at
the Mill Auditorium.
Mr. D. H. Counts can interest you if
in the market for mules.
The candidates' column will soon be
in demand. Who'll go at the head?
There was quite a large crowd in town
Saturday and business was pretty
Mr. Y. C. Hellams ban moved into
his handsome new residence on Church
Mr. Fleming M. Smith, manager of
the Darlington Cotton Mill Store, ar
rived in the city yesterday for a brief
The friends throughout the county of
Mr. T. R. L. Gray of Lanford will re
gret to know of his continued serious
Multiplied and diversified industries
are sure and steady city builders. What
will be done in Laurens along this line
Remember the meeting of the county
teachers and county school trustees
which will be held jointly in the court
Supervisor Humbert went to Wood
ruff Monday to confer with Supervisor
Miles of Spartanburg relative to some
bridge werk on Enoree.
Messrs. D. A. Davis and W. H. An
derson leave Saturday for Baltimore
and New York for the purpose of buy
ing goods for Davis, Roper & Co.
Col. J. H. Wharton, Mr. John D. W.
Watts and? Col. J. T. A. Ballew at
tended the spring meeting of the State
Fair Association in Columbia last week.
At some of the recent meetings of
the cotton association in/other counties
matters pertaining to entirely different
subjects seem to have overshadowed
the workings and purposes of the cot
ton association. Not so in Laurens.
Prudential Pays Policy.
While in the city last Wednesday Mr.
R. H. Ferguson of Spartanburg, State
agent for the Prudential Life Insurance
Company, paid to Mrs. N. M. Salley,
wife of Prof. Salley, superintendent of
the graded schoois, $1000, in settlement
of a policy on the life of Miss Julia V.
Smith, an aunt of the beneficiary, who
died 9th of January at her home in Spar
See our line of Combination Book
Case and Writing Desk. They are made
of solid oak, beautifully finished and we
are offering them at prices that will
make it to your interest to sec this line.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
AND LIGHT PLANT.
Power House Overhauled and New Ma*
chinery Installed??Abundnnt Water
In a short time now the city of Lau
rens will have a splendidly equipped
water and light plant, probably one of
the best small plants in the State. Of
course both systems have been in
operation for several years, but a few
months ago the work of improving and
extending the service commenced with
the result that the plant has been thor
oughly overhauled and greatly enlarged.
Something like twenty three thousand
dollars have been expended in improv
ing both systems and it will perhaps
take two or three thousand more to
complete the work in hand and make
some contemplated additional improve
ments and changes.
The power house has been over
hauled and enlarged, a commodious
brick extension having been added,
in which has been installed two new
engines of a hundred and fifty end
a hundred and twenty-five horse power
each, and two large dynamos capable
of maintaining seventy five are and six
thousand incandescent lights. The
pumping apnaratus is also located is
this building and is driven by the new
engines. Within the past three months
fifty-odd additional bouses have been
wired and furnished with light and
the entire lighting system is in perfect
The city 's water problem has been
solved and the supply would now seem
to be adequate for all necessary pur
poses and in any emergency that might
arise. The additional supply is brought
through an eight inch pipe from Reedy
Fork creek, five hundred yards distant,
to the big reservoir, located near the
power plant, thence to the standpipc.
Before passing to the reservoir, whose
capacity is two hundred and fifty thou
sand gallons, the water from the creek
is filtered through one of the latest im
proved and approved filters now in use
and when the water finally reaches the
resevoir and standpipc it is as clear
and drinkable as any reservoir water in
the State. The daily capacity of the
filter is four hundred and fifty thou
Supt. Jas. H. Boyd takes pleasure in
explaining the filtering process. He
will tell you that thirty tons of sand,
pretty white, clean sand, "made to or
der," comprising five grades, and a
million little sieves and strainers are
among the principal things used in the
"process." Once every twenty-four
hours the sand is stirred up and thor
oughly washed by the use of a special
pump. The filter is now in full opera
tion with very satisfactory results.
The daily supply from the artesian
well is a hundred thousand gallons and
with the additional facilities for fur
nishing the city the water question seems
to be settled.
CROSS HILL CULLINGS.
Little Son of Mr. Wade Turner Sc
Cross Hill, Feb. 13.-Mr. Josh Cal
houn of Lota spent Sunday here.
Miss Carrie Culbertson, a matron of
Connie Maxwell Orpha ige, spent a
few days with her parents the first of
Mrs. Wade Turner's little son who
was badly scalded last Tuesday is in a
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. McSwain had the
following couples to tea Thursday eve
ning: Miss Maude Martin, Mr. J. W.
Hannah; Miss Mary Dagnall, Mr. E,
Paul Allen; Miss Mary Boyce, Rev.
James Bradley. In spite of the dreary
weather all was as "Merry as Marriage
Mr. W. T. Boyce visited relatives in
Clinton Saturday and Sunday.
Big and genuine Bargains are offered
you in all white goods while our big
white sale is on. The Hub.
WITH THE CANDIDATES.
Avowed and Prospective Aspirants for
Some of the County Offices.
Candidates avowed and prospective
for the various coup*-' offices arc to be
encountered and J if almost every
day now. Withii ? weeks there
will likely be quit announce
ments appearing in papers of the
For the different offices to be fdled
this year it can be authoritatively
stated that Judge O. G. Thompson, Su
pervisor H. B. Humbert, Auditor C. A.
Power and Superintendent of Education
R. W. Nash will stand for reelection.
It is understood that Treasurer J. H.
Copeland will not offer again. There
will be no election for sheriff, clerk of
the court and coroner.
Among those who will be in the field
with those mention id above Messrs.
Jas. M. Summerell of the Alma section
and J. B. Cosby of Youngs are avowed
candidates for county supervisor, while
County Commissioner Joseph Eugene
B. Roberts of Waterloo is said to be
thinking of running for same office- The
office of county treasurer will besought
by Messrs. Walter A. Baldwin of Sulli
van, J. A. P. Moore of Laurens, Ross
Young of Clinton and others.
Nothing is heard about legislative
candidates or the position of county
MRS. EVELINE CRAIG BYRI).
A Most Estimable Lady of the County
Has Passed Away.
Mrs. Eveline Craig Byrd, widow of
Capt. Downs Byrd, a very prominent
citizen of the county, who died about
fourteen years ago, passed away Sat
urday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Ora at
the home of her nephew, Mr. Oscar L.
Hunter, wiium she was visiting when
she became ill early in January. The
funeral service was held Sunday after
noon at the home of Mr. W. D. Byrd,
who lives at the old homestead, the in
terment following at the family grave
yard, located nearby. The services
were conducted by Rev. Robert Adams,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Mrs. Byrd was a woman whose line
graces of mind and heart, her love of
Church, the pride and interest exhib
ited in the welfare of others, greatly
endeared her to all and she will he
missed among those who knew and
She is survived by one daughter,Mis.
Jas. P. Dillard of Tylersville, and three
sons, Messrs. Thos. P. Byrd of Ora,
William D. Byrd of Tylersville and
Rev. Samuel C. Byrd of Winnsboro.
SOME JAPANESE CUSTOMS.
Their Way of Doing Many Things That
Arc Contrary to Ours.
The following is taken from one of
Col. Bryan's letters to his paper, The
"Every nation has its customs, its
way of doing things, and a nation's cus
toms and ways are likely to be peculiar
in proportion as the nation is isolated.
In Japan, therefore, one would expect
to see many strange things, and the
expectation is more than realized. In
some things their customs are exactly
opposite ours. In writing they place
their characters in vertical lines and
move from right to left, while our let
ters are arranged on horozontal lines
and read from left to right. Their books
begin where ours end and end where
ours begin. The Japanese carpenters
pull the saw and plane toward them,
while ours push them from them. The
Japanese mounts his steed from the
right while the American mounts from
the left. Japanese turn to the left,
Americans to the right. Japanese
write it 'Smith John Mr.' while we say
'Mr. John Smith.' At dinners in Japan
wine is served hot and soup cold, and
the yard is generally at the back of the
house instead of the front. The Japan
ese wear white for mourning."
Attend our big white sale. The H ub
THE TEACHERS AND
Hon. J. J. McSwain of Greenville Will
Deliver an Address at the Joint
County Superintendent of Education
R. W. Nash this week calls attention
to the meeting of the Laurens County
Teachers and Trustees association, at
the court house, Saturday, Feb. 17th.
All teachers and school trustees, or
at least a representative from each
board of trustees in the county, are
earnestly requested to attend this meet
The joint session will be called to or
der promptly at 10 o'clock a. m., at
which time the Hon. J. J. McSwain, of
Greenville, will deliver an address to
the teachers and trustees, after which
the regular programme, as announced
last week, will be taken up.
All teachers and trustees in the coun
ty are most cordialy invited to attend
this meeting and bring others interested
J. E. Mintcr & Bro.
Workmen have been engaged for the
past several days in making some nota
ble changes and improvements on the
interior of J. B. Minter & Bro. 's store.
The old counters have been discarded
and elegant and modern show cases
are to take their places. On the shoe
side the shelving has been extended to
the ceiling and the indispensable rolling
ladders have been put in.
One of the basement rooms is to be
used for one of the regular departments
after undergoing some improvements
and necessary changes.
Married Thursday evening February
8th, at the home of the bride's father,
Mr. S. H. Putnam at the Laurens Mill
village, Miss Eva Putnam and Mr. J.
H. Teague of Tennessee, the Rev. M.
C. Compton, pastor of the Second Bap
tist Church, officiating.
The Next Lyceum Attraction.
Maro, prince of magicians, and his
great Saxophone Quartette, will be the
next attraction at the Laurens Mill Au
ditorium, Thursday evening, February
22. This is one of the regular Lyceum
numbers and it promises to be one of
the very best attractions of the season.
A Sunday Marriage.
Miss Lela Wells, formerly of Green
wood, and Mr. Chas. A. Murray were
married at the home of the bride's pa
rents, who reside at the Watts Mills
village, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
the Rev. M. C. Compton officiating.
The big Mill End Sale has closed and
we are busy taking stock. We find
many odds and ends that 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.
Keep in mind that Bucks' Stoves are
made of the best quality of iron and so
constructed that one will last and be a
saving to you in amount of wood it will
consume. Sold only by S. M. & E. H.
Wilkes & Co., Laurens, S. C.
Be sure to let us show you our line of
solid oak, beautifully finished Chiffon
iers with French plate mirrors at prices
that will make it to your interest to see
our line before vou buy. S. M. & 10. IL
Wilkes & Co. Laurens, S. C.
Our Big White Goods Sale starts on
Saturday, February 17, make it a point
to attend. It will pay you to be there
on the opening day. The Hub.
It will pay you to investigate these
bargains we are offering. Big reduction
made throughout our entire stock. The
Notice of Election.
An election of the qualified voters of
Waterloo Special School District No. 14
will be held Wednesday, February 28th,
190t), from 2 to 4 o'clock, p. m., at
Waterloo, to vote for or against Special
28-2t W. H. Whahton, Clerk.
End of Season
SALE OF PICTURES!
To close out quick, beginning February 15th, we will sell our entire line of Framed
Pictures at and below Factory Cost. All these pictures are in good shape,
not shopworn or dingy, we wish to make room for new goods,
come early and get "pick of lot" no pictures will be Laid
Away or Charged during this Sale. Now is the
chance for you to pick up a bargain. The
pictures will be marked in plain
The Laurens Drug Co.
Laurens, South Carolina
Goods Delivered in City.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
The town of Littleton, W. Va., is re
ported to be practically wiped out by
A congressional committee was ap
pointed tc go to Annapolis Tuesday and
Congress will adjourn Friday until
Monday on account of the Roosevelt
A Spartanburg policeman has re
ceived a reward of $175 for arresting a
post office robber a year ago.
Five persons were injured in a wreck
on the Central of Georgia railroad, near
Forsyth, Ga., Thursday morning.
A local life insurance company is to
be organized in Charleston with a paid
up capital of a quarter of a million dol
One man was killed and three were
seriously wounded in a pistol fight be
tween members of political factions in
Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the
President, and Congressman Nicholas
Longworth of Ohio will be married at
the White House, Saturday, Feb. 17.
Ernest F. Cochran has assumed the
office of District Attorney succeeding
Capt. John G. Capers. The oath was
administered by Judge Brawley at
G. M. Wilkins, Jr., committed sui
cide in Greenville on Saturday because
of protracted ill health. He was forty
years old and was a member of a dis
The Ginners Association of South
Carolina will be organized in Columbia
on March 2nd at 10 a. m. The Associa
tion will form a part of the National
Henry Watterson in a Courier-Jour
nal editorial, predicts that Bryan and
Hearst will control the next democratic
convention and regards Hearst as a
The Columbian Banking and Trust
Company of Charleston with a capital
stock of $50,000 closed its doors on
Thursday and made an assignment. It
is thought the bank will be able to pay
up in full.
An unknown aged man with $-17 in
his pockets was found dead at the
Southern railway bridge over Catawba
river, near Fort Hill, on Saturday. He
was thinly clad and it is thought he
froze to death.
W. T. Castles, who is suing the
county of Lancaster for $50,000 for the
lynching of Morrison, which took place
at Kershaw on October 1st, 1904, has
asked for a change of venue, alleging
that an impartial jury cannot be had
in Lancaster county. W. H. Newbold
is one of the leading attorneys in the
A suit for $10,000 damages for per
sonal injuries has been filed against the
Camperdown Cotton Mill by Mrs. Net
tie Tatham, an operative who alleges
that she received very serious and pos
sibly permanent injuries last September
as a result of a fall,caused by slipping on
a bannana peel while going about her
work in the mill.
MARRIAGE AT MOUNTVILLE.
Death of Rev. Air. Jacks' Lamented"
News of a Live Town.
Mountville, Feb. 13.?Mrs. Blanche
Rasor returned Sunday from a week's
visit to Dr. J. R. Culbertson's family
at Owings Station.
Bryan Stone, a lad of 11 or 12 years
of age, left Thornwcll Orphanage last
week and came to Mountville. He says
his mother lives in Kentucky and he is
waiting here to hear from her as to
what he must do.
Miss Carrie Boyd, daughter of Mr.
William Boyd, recently spent sometime
with her cousin, Miss Lizzie Richey of
Mrs. Fannie Stokes of Greenville
county has bought the dwelling and
several acies of land of her brother,
Dr. A. R. Fuller, and expects to move
her fnmily to this place next year.
This is one of the nicest residences in
town, with a beautiful flower yard,
splendid orchard and other conven
iences att; died.
Mrs. Irene Langley of Camp Hill,
Ala., is on an extended visit to her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin M. Toaguc
and other relatives here.
Mr. B, B, Crisp, who has been at
Whitmire several months studying
telegraphy, returned home last Friday.
Last Sunday afternoon we had an
other marriage in our community. Miss
Annie Caine Boyd of this place and Mr.
David Russell Lynch of Spartanburg
county were the contracting parties.
The ceremony was performed at the
home of the bride by Rov. J. B. Par
rott of Clinton, in the presence of a
few relatives and friends. The bride is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Boyd
and the irroom is a son of Mr. David
S. Lynch of Cross Anchor, Spartan
burg county. The happy couple left
Monday morning for the home of the
groom, carrying with them the con
gratulations of many friends.
This section of the county was sad
dened by tho death of Rev. Thos. C.
.lacks. He was a young man, just en
tering the prime of young manhood,
with bright prospects of a useful and
dovoted Christian life. When a boy he
attended the Mountville school and at
one time was a member of the Presby-!
terian Church at this place. For these I
and other reasons he was intimately
known here for his strict moral life
and consecrated Christian character.
At the time of his death Mr. Jacks was
a member of Beaverdam Baptist
Legislature lias Forty
Days to Work.
TOO MUCH TIME LOST.
Members Have Urged Governor to Call
A Special Session But He Sees
No Good Reason for It.
There was talk in Columbia a few
days ago to the effect that an extra
session of the General Assembly might
bo required to complete the work on
hand. Many members of the legislature,
it is said, urged Governor Heyward to
call a special session, but it was an
nounced from Columbia yesterday that
at present the Governor is disposed not
to take any such action. He has stated
that he would regret very much for any
legislation to be sacrificed, but he does
not believe in calling special sessions
except for very urgent purposes and it
has not been made to appear that the
extra session is absolutely necessary.
A good deal of time has been lost
this session. This was especially the
case in the matter of the Morgan bill.
The debate on this bill lasted through
several sessions and it is stated that in
all probability not one vote was changed
by all the talking.
Another way in which the house has
lost time has been in the matter of
taking up bills, discussing them awhile
and then adjourning the debate until
some other hour when the discussion
would begin all over. This has been
done once with the biennial sessions
proposition which is yet unfinished bus
Rev. T. C. Jacks Passed Away at Home
of His Father and Was Buried
Rev. Thomas C. Jacks, a devout and
promising young Baptist minister of
the county, died at the home of his fa
ther, Mr. John J. Jacks, seven miles
below tho city, last Thursday morning
at 6 o'clock after a lingering illness.
The funeral services, conducted by the
Rev. Jodie A. Martin, pastor of the
Cross Hill and other Baptist Churches
in the county, were held at Lisbon
Church Friday at. noon and the remasin
of the deceased were laid to rest in the
The Rev. Mr. Jacks was in the 27th
year of his age and bad been engaged
in the ministry for several years, hav
ing from time to time supplied the pas
torates at Beaverdam, Holly Grove
Churches in this county and the Enoree
Baptist Church at Enoree, A few
months ago his health completely failed
and he gave up all his pastoral work
perfectly resigned to his lot. He was
an enthusiastic Christian, a successful
preacher and pastor, whose death is
much regretted by all who knew him.
Postmaster P. B. Conaor.
Dr. P. B. Connor, for a number of
years a resident of Laurens, has been
appointed as postmaster at Greenwood.
His name was sent to the Senate by
President Roosevelt last Wednesday.
The Greenwood office is considered a
fine plum and there wen? several appli
cants for the appointment. It may be
stated in this connection that Green
wood is soon to have city delivery, ano
ther evidence of our neighboring city's
growth and prosperity.
Mr. Guy Daniels Weds.
Mr. Guy Daniels, a prominent young
jeweler of Newbrry who is well known
at Clinton and Laurens, was recently
married to Miss Lena Parramore of
MONEY TO LOAN We wish to
make a few desirable loans on Real
Estate in town or count y, at 7per cent,
per annum. Address S. C. Byrd, Winns
boro, S. C. 28-2t
WANTED -To sell lot of Cows, four
gallon milkers and over; fresh. Also
two Plymouth Rock and one Brown
Leghorn Cockerels, $1.00each. .). Wade
Anderson, Laurens, S. ('. 28-21
FOR SALE Early Charleston Wake
field Cabbage Plants, tough, hearty,
open air grown; $1.50 thousand C, q. I>.
I,aureus. J. W. Donnan, R. F. D. No. 2.
Laurens, S. C. 28-4t
FOR SALE- Lot extra fine Berkshire
Pigs; sired by Wookburn's Model 111.
No. --. Also eggs from choice Silver
Laced Wyandotts, Hill more and Holt
houser stock, 1(1 for $1.00. George M.
Davis, Clinton, S. ('. 28-lt
FOR RENT One four and one live
rOom COttagO, both on Holmes street.
Fach place wired in. and good well water
convenient for either. A. Ross Blake',;. .
Office next door to Express offico, 2S-1
NoTlc r. Fridays will be our day for
ginning cotton, cither at (iudgens Gin
nery or at Oil Mill. It. H. Hudgens,
Manager. 25 4L
For SALE Corn in the ear. Will
make it to your interest to see me be
fore buying. W. D. I'.arksdale, Fan
rens, S. C. 25 -7t.
SCHOOL OF STENOGRAPH V AND
TYPEWRITING On March 1. Miss
Lillian P. Irby will open a school of
Stenography and Typewriting in the
elegant new rooms over the People's
Loan and Exchange Hank. Miss Irby
is a graduate of the (iollego for Women,
Columbia, and of McFeat's Busines:.
College, in which she taught for several
terms with flnosuccess. Thosedosirinj
to attend this school should apply to
Miss Irby at once for terms, etc.. as
a'ie can take only a limited number. 2i\ \