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AMBROSE If. MARTIN.
One of the Most Prominent Men In the
Comity-Two Other Aged Citi
zens, Good and True.
The announcement Saturday morning
shortly before 10 o'clock of the death
of Mr. Ambrose H. Martin, one of
Laurens' most prominent citizens, at
the home of his daughter, Mra. C. S.
McLaurin, at McColl, Marlboro county,
was the occasion of Yery genera! sor
row and deep regret in Laurens, the
home of the deceased.
While on a visit to his daughters of
McColl, Mrs. C. S. McLaurin and Mrs.
David C. McLaurin, Mr. Martin be
came ill about three weeks ago with an
attack of grip and pneumonia. Within
two weeks it was announced that the
attack had apparently given way and
Mr. Martin's family and friends here
and elsewhere were very glad to hear
of the change for the better and of his
continued improvement from day tc
day, the news coming that he was
able to sit up some about the middle of
last week. However, on Thursday af
ternoon he suffered a back set, fol
lowed in a short time by a complete
collapse, dying, aB already stated, Sat
urday morning between 9 and 10 o'clock.
The body of Mr. Martin, accompanied
by Messrs. C. S. and David C. McLau
rin and families of McColl, and Miss
Lucile Martin of Laurens, who was at
her father's bedside when the end
came, was brought to Clinton, where it
was met at four o'clock Sunday morn
ing by relatives and a number of
friends from Laurens, who drove
through with the funeral party, reach
ing the late home of the deceased
about noon. At three o'clock in the af
ternoon the funeral services were held
at Chestnut Ridge Church, a place
moat sacred and beloved by Mr. Mar
tin, whose devotion to and support of
the old Church was best known to those
who knew the deceased most inti
mately. A very large assemblage at
tended the services, which were con
ducted by the Rev. E. C. Watson, pas
tor, assisted by the Rev. John D. Pitts,
formerly and for many years pastor of
the same Church. A number of appro
priate Scriptural passages were read by
Mr. Watson and prayer was offered by
Mr. Pitts. Two or three selections,
sweet and familiar old hymns, favorite
songs of Mr. Martin, were sung with
much effect by the choir, the congre
gation joining in occasionally. Then
followed a very appropriate and im
pressive talk by Mr. Watson who ex
pressed, as he stated, the sentiment of
this entire section in the remark "that
a great and good man had fallen."
The services were concluded at the
grave with a song by the choir and a
brief prayer, offered by Mr. Chas. B.
The honorary pallbearers were: Maj.
W A. Watts, Hon. W. R. Richey,
Capt. John M. Hudgens, H. Terry, C.
B. Bobo, A. Huff.
Active: A. B. Barksdale, J. F. Bolt,
A. W. Teague, J. S. Machen, G. A.
Fuller, F. J. Owings.
Ambrose H. Martin was bom in June,
1826. He spent his life in Laurens, re
siding in the Chestnut Ridge section,
four miles west of the city, where he
owned one of the finest as well as one
of the largest farms in the county,
which he operated with the greatest
possible success. For years he was en
gaged in business in this city, from
which he retired some 15 years ago.
But he was closely identified with nearly
all the leading enterprises of the city,
being at the time of his death a director
in the Watts Mills, the People's Loan
and Exchange bank, Laurens Furniture
factory and other smaller enterprises in
and about the city. He was a clear
headed business man whose enterprise
and public spirit made him one of the
most important factors in the industrial
development of this section, and no man
stood for a higher standard of Christian
citizenship and Christian living. For
years and years he was a deacon in the
Chestnut Ridge Baptist church and a
leading spirit in the Laurens Baptist
association and all else pertaining to the
welfare and progress of Church, State
and society. He was probably the
wealthiest farmer in the county, his
rating being from $65,000 to $85.000.
Mr. Martin's wife, who was a Miss
Rook of the county, died about three
years ago. They arc survived by the
following sons and daughters: Messrs.
Henry J. Martin and Herbert R.
Martin, Mrs. A. S. Eaaterby, Mrs.
Arthur L. Hudgens, Misses Maggie
and Lucile Martin of Laurens, and the
two daughters of Marlboro.
Mr. Martin is also survived by one
borther, Mr. Lewis Martin of Mt. Gal
lagher, this county, and a sister, Mrs.
William Madden of Greenville.
Capt. W. S. Pitts.
After a long period of illness Capt.
W. S. Pitts, a most highly regarded,
. useful and well known citizen of the
county, died at his home in Cross Hill
township, March 18th, aged sixty
six. He left a widow, four sons and
two daughters. He was buried on Tues
day in the family cemetery near his
Capt. Pitts left an enviable record as
a soldier, citizen and Christian. At the
beginning of the War Between the Sec
tions Capt. Pitts enlisted in Company
B, Third South Carolina regiment and
when the command stacked arms which
? PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. O. F. Ropp of Gray Court was in
Mr. G. D. Armstrong of Alma was in
Mr. W. L. Gray went to Gray Court
Mr. Barron Parks, of Woodruff, spent
Monday in the city.
Mr. Hosea Thomason was here Mon
day from Youngs Township.
Mr. Tully F. Babb of Rabun Creek
was in the city Tuesday.
Mr. W. E. Harrell has gone to Lynch
burgfVa., on a short business trip.
Messrs. A. J. and Archie Martin were
in the city Monday from Youngs town
Mr. Wistar Babb of Babb's Meadow
was in the city for a day and night this
Mr. J. Rhett Copeland of Clinton
was in the city one day during the past
Mr. Martin E. Mahaffey of the Eden
section visited in the city several days
Prof. G. H. Ligon of the Waterloo
High School was here Saturday for the
Mr. Winston Smith of Pelzer visited
his brother, Mr. G. P. Smith, during
the past week.
Col. Thos. B. Crews, editor of the
Laurcnsville Herald, made a business
trip to Atlanta during the past week.
Col. R. N. Cuningham of Rosemont
and Mr. W. B. Knight of this city,
spent Friday and Saturday in Grcer?
Miss Irene Howell, teacher of the
Friendship school, Sullivan township,
attended the County Teachers' meeting
Miss Myrtle Blankenship, principal
of the Ebenezer school, and Miss Lora
Leonard of Youngs township, were in
the city Saturday.
Mrs. William Madden of Greenville
who attended the burial of her brother,
Mr. A. H. Martin, on Sunday returned
home Monday afternoon.
Mrs. R. W. Nash and Master Robert
Wayne, of Eden were here Monday on
their way to spend a week at Fountian
Inn with Miss Lillie Nash.
Dr. John H. MiHer, member of the
legislature from this county, was in
the city Monday from Cross Hill for
the meeting of the County Medical So
Dr. W. D. Ferguson and Dr. W. H.
Dial, have been chosen to represent the
Laurens Medical Society at the State
Convention, which meets in Columbia
See the "glove contest" at Davis,
Roper & Company's tomorrow. Oh,
yes, there's somethin' doin' at Davis,
Roper & Company's great department
store, in order to have everything just
ready for your inspection Thursday
NOTICE OF ELECTION
SCHOOL DISTRICT !N0. [G-DIALS
An election will be held at the Barks
dale Academy, School District No. 6,
Thursday April 12th, 1906 to decide
whether a tax of two mills for school
purposes shall be levied and collected
in said district. Those in favor of tax
will vote "yes", and those opposed"no"
It is ordered that the Board of Trustees
shall act as managers of said election
which shall be conducted according to
the rules governing general elections.
Polls will be open from 7 a. m to 4 p.
m. By order of the County Board of
Education of Laurens County.
R. W. Nasii, Chairman.
R. E. Babb.
W. P. cui.bertson.
took place at Greensboro, N. C, in April
1865, he was the captain commanding.
Capt. Pitts participated in a number of
the principal engagements of the war
and was twice wounded in the battle of
Spotsylvania and once in the engage
ment at Deep Bottom.
After the war he engaged in farming
and teaching and for many years he
was regarded as one of the leading
school men of the county. He was a
good man and will be greatly missed,
especially in the section where he had
resided most of his life.
Dr. L. M. Henderson.
The passing away of another veteran
is here recorded. On Saturday night at
12 o'clock the spirit, of one of the gal
lant survivors of Company C, Four
teenth South Carolina regiment, hon
ored citizen, esteemed neighbor and
friend, dutiful father and husband, Dr.
Ludy M. Henderson, took its flight
and his friends and loved ones in and
about Waterloo, his home, will miss the
familiar figure so well known by every
The doctor had been in declining
health for several months and he had
been under the careful treatment of
physicians for sometime. While his
condition had been quite critical during
the week he seemed to e somewhat
improved Saturday and Saturday night
up till about midnight when he suffered
a sinking spell while seated at the fire
and expired in a few moments.
Dr. Honderson was a native of Lau
rens county and he was in the sixty
eighth year of his age. His wife, who
was a Miss McDanicl, sister of Messrs.
J. R. and M. E. McDanicl, Sr., of the
county, survives, together with four
daughters, Mrs. J. W. Leech of Hick
ory, S. C, Mrs. W. E. Lipscomb of
White Stone Springs, Mrs. J. R. An
derson of Waterloo and Miss Marie
Henderson of Waterloo, and three
sons, .Messrs. L. I). and W. M. Hender
son of Waterloo and Prof. Ernest M.
Henderson of Darlington.
Tho burial took placo at Mt. Pleasant
Monday afternoon, the service being
conducted by the Rev. J. A. Martin of
ATTY. GEN. GUNTER
DIED AT BATESBURG.
After Months ot Suffering, Career of
Brilliant Young Lawyer and State
Official is Ended.
Columbia, March 26th.-Hon. U. X.
Gunter, Jr., attorney general of the
State of South Carolina, died yester
day at the home of his father, Mr. U.
X. Gunter, at Batesburg. Mr. Gunter
had been ill since last June, but he
made a gallant fight against dissolu
tion. The flickering spark glowed
brighter at intervals only to be dimmed
again by the hand of the dread disease.
The end had been expected hourly, but
for over a week a powerful constitu
tion and an almost supernatural will
power stayed the approach of death.
U. X. Gunter, Jr., was a young man
of real ability and sterling qualities.
He was but thirty-fivefyears of age,
but in that time had risen to the ex
alted position of Attorney General of
his State, and he has filled that office
with ability and honor. He was a
worker?some say a plodder, but in this
world it is most often that the plodder
and the toiler wins the laurels. For
more than ten years I have been in al
most daily association with U. X. Gun
ter, first as private secretary to Gov
ernor Evans, then as assistant to At
torney General Bellinger, and then as
Attorney General, and in all that time
he has been the perfect gentleman, the
loyal friend, the unostentations plod
der, the advocate of the poor and un
fortunate, and the faithful official, Mr.
Gunter was the sort of friend worth
having. He never pushed himself nor
did he care for glory. The knowledge
of duty well done; of victory was all
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION.
Met Yesterday in the Court House With
County Auditor Power.
The county board of equalization held
a meeting yesterday in the court house
with County Auditor Power for the
purpose of receiving: complaints from
taxpayers on the matter of assess
ments. Only five or six complaints
were lodged with the board and the
committee will be able to finish up the
work and adjourn today.
The following is the average assess
ment of land in the several townships:
Laurens, $6 per acre; Sullivan, $5;
Dials, $5.50; Youngs, $5; Scuffletown,
$3; Jacks, $3; Hunter, $5; Cross Hill,
$5; Waterloo, $4.75.
All the members of the board were
present at the meeting and all business
coming up was transacted with dis
patch. The board is composed of the
following members: J. W. Henderson
and B. B. Blakely, Laurens; R. P.
Adair and J. T. Robertson, Hunter;
W. B. Fuller, Cross Hill; G. M. Moore,
Waterloo; T. Mac Roper, Sullivan; W.
C. Curry, Dials; W. P. Harris, Youngs;
M. A. Summerell, Scufnetown; J. I.
Opening Day at The Hub.
The Hub will be ready to receive the
visitors tomorrow, and you may be right
sure of seeing a superb display of the
very newest things in the Millinery art.
But wo can add nothing to the ad. ap
pearing today, which is an invitation to
every lady in the county to be the spe
cial guest of The Hub's opening days.
Here's hoping that they may be fine
days, and you may be assured that The
Hub will add all the glory possible to
the day's events.
AN APPROACHINQ MARRIAGE.
iMiss Mary Boyd of Laurens and Mr.
Talley, of Tryon, N. C.
Announcement is made of the mar
riage of Miss Mary Anderson Boyd,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William L.
Boyd of this city, and Mr. Samuel
Birksdale Talley, of Tryon, N. C, the
ceremony to take place at the family
residence at half past twelve o'clock,
Wednesday, April 11th.
The marriage will bo a quiet home
affair, only the immediate members of
both families being invited. The bride
elect is a charming and very popular
young woman whose many friends
throughout the County and State will be
interested in the announcement of her
approaching marriage. Mr. Talley,
who is a native of Columbia, is success
fully engaged in business at Tryon,
where he and his bride will reside.
"I owe my whole life to Burdock
Blood Bitters. Scrofulous sores cov
ered my body. 1 seemed beyond cure.
B. B. B. has made me a perfectly well
woman." Mrs. Chas. Hutton, Bervillc,
0. B. Simmons Company.
The big millinery spring opening of
pattern hats at O. B. Simmons Com
pany-will take place Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week.
They say they are going to have a
great show and when they say a thing
it means something. Every lady in the
city and county should visit their store
this week and see the magnifiicent dis
play to be made.
In the spring timo you renovate your
house. Why not your body? Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea drives out impuri
ties, cleanses and enriches the blood
and purifies the entire system. 35 cents.
Ask your Druggist.
John J. McSwain of Greenville Has An
nounced Himself a Candidate to
Succeed Solictor Boggs.
Greenville, March 27. ? J. J. Mc
Swain has announced himself a candi
date for solicitor of the tenth circuit.
Mr. McSwain was graduated with hon
ors from the South Carolina College in
the class of 1897, and was admitted to
the bar by the supreme court in May,
1899. He came to Greenville in May,
1901, and has practiced his profession
here since that time.
Mr. McSwutn is grand master of the
order of Odd Fellows, and the Odd Fel
lows Orphan home near this city was
built largely as the result of his en
Mr. McSwain has recently taken into
his law prnctice, Mr. James H. Price of
Washington, who will come to Green
ville early next month. Mr. McSwain's
announcement with that of Maj. E. M.
Blythe given out yesterday makes two
candidates from Greenville for Solici
tor Boggs' position.
Davfs, Roper & Company.
For elaborate, painstaking, artistic
preparations for a special event com
mend us to Davis, Roper & Company,
who are, and have been for several
days, as busy as bees getting ready for
their annual spring display of fine mili
ncry, dress goods, fine fabrics, in short,
everything. But hats, ladies' hats, will
be the main display.
II. R. Thomas, one of Sumter Coun
ty's most substantial citizens and fomei
railroad commissioner, died suddenly
Thursday of heart trouble.
MINIMUM I IUI III I Ii? II HIM II II 111 il III!
Distinctive Spring Models in
Boys' and Juveniles' Suits.
No parents of boys?those
who do the buying?will
do themselves, their purse
or their boys justice when
outfiting the yougsters,
if they miss seeing our
surpcrb showing of Boys'
Spring Clothing. It's
Clothing that is the re
sult of years of thought
and study?of skillful ap
plications of the knowl
edge of what to use and
what not to use to make
boys garments that will
hold together, stay in
shape and give satisfac
tory services. The moment you examine it, the minute
the lad tries it on, you will readily sec that our boys'
Clothing is "different," enough so to appeal to you and
that it's worth buying.
$2.50 to $5.00.
Smart Spring Suits for Men
and Young Men.
More dignified and genteel
suits are not made than those
we offer you this season.
These Suits are the product
of America's foremost mak
ers and possess every winkle
known to high-class tailor
ing. As an example of val.
lie-giving, come see our,
Spring Sack Suits at
They express the latest word
in fashion?the longer coat
with shaped back and deep
center vent or deep side
vents; the wide collar and
lapels, single or double
breasted cut?and may be
selected in worsted in the
new gray shades; also other ^i,h,"sum & Co,
effects, plain, blue or black fabrics; say #10.00 to $12.00
ANOTHER SHOE SALE
SATURDAY, MARCH 31 ST.
The crowd that attended our shoe sale last Saturday was enthusiastic over the great values \vc
< gave in shoes. We will have on sale another line of Manufacturer's samples
mostly low cuts which will equal or surpass the first lot. The sizes in
men's shoes 6 to 8, in ladies 3 to 4\}4 only one pair of a kind.
Heed These Prices!
Men's $4.50 to $5.00 Shoes and Oxfords, ... - $3.39
Men's $3.50 to $4.00 Shoes and Oxfords, .... $2.98
Men and Ladies' $3.00 to $3.50 Shoes and Oxfords, - - $2.49
Men and Ladies'$2.50 to $2.75 Shoes and Oxfords, - - $1,99
Men and Ladies' $2.00 to $2.25 Shoes and Oxfords, - - $1.79
Men and Ladies' $1.75 Shoes and Oxfords, .... $1.29
Great Values in Boys' and Children's Shoes.
Remember the Bargain
New goods are being received in this department, every day. The
great crowds that come hero daily are astonished to lind what
wonderful values we are giving the people. Just
spend a few minutes here and see what wo
Fancy Table Covers, Bargain Basement Price, 10 and 25 cents.
Fancy Pictures, Bargain Basement Price, 10, 15 and 25 cents.
Yard wide Sea Island, Bargain Basement Price 5cts. per yard.
Calico, Bargain Basement Price, 3 1-2 cents per yard.
Men's Pants, Bargain Basement Price, 8<)cls. and $1.49.
Ready Made Shirts, Bargain Basement Price, 49 and f>9 cents.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Next Monday is salesday for April.
The first day of April falls on Sun
The recent cold snap greatly dam
aged if it did not completely destroy
the peach crop in many localities.
A new street is being opened up from
a point near the Garlington place, on
North Harper street, across to the
Laurens Roller Mill site on Mill street.
Mr. Jas. N. Leak has become a resi
dent of Gray Court, having last week
taken possession of the nice residence
which he recently bought from Dr. A.
R. Hunter, who has returned to Simp
Dr. R. E. Hughes, had as hi3 guest
this week his friend, Mr. J. H. Harris,
of Damascus, Va., superintendent of
of construction of the South and West
ern railway company, who is making
an inspection of tho recent surveys
made by his company in Spartanburg
and Laurens counties, tapping the Sea
board road at Clinton.
DISTRICT PYTHIAN MEETING.
V 1 be Held In Laurens Monday and
Tuesday April, 16 and 17.
The district meeting of the Knights
of Pythias will be held in this city Mon
day and Tuesday, April, 16 and 17th.
The meeting will be held in the Castle
Hall of the local Knights and the first
session will be called Monday afternoon,
with Mr. J. B. Carlisle of Spartanburg,
district deputy grand chancellor, presi
On Monday evening, the convention
will hold a secret session when work in
the second degree will be put on and
exemplified. This will be followed by
an elaborate banquet, which will be
given at the Ben Delia Hotel by Laur
ens lodge, No. 43.
Active preparations are being made
for the entertainmentjof the delegates
and visitors to the district convention,
which is expected to be a fine success
in every respect.
The committee on entertainment is
composed of Dr. IL K. Aikcn, J. B.
Brooks and W. S. Bagwell, while the
banquet committee is M. L. Nash. J.
II. Peterson, J. B. Brooks, W. R.
Richey and W. B. Sloan.
District Summer School.
Mr. R. W. Nash, County superintend
ent of education and Prof. W. P. Cul
bertson, principal of the Mountville
High School ami a member of the Conn
ty Board of Education, will attend s
Conference at Greenwood Friday, o
the county superintendents representinj
the several counties embraced in the
proposed summer school district for
The counties of Greenwood, Abbe
ville, Eegefield, Saluda, Newberry and
Laurens are included in the district
and it is the plan of the promoters to
hold the first; district meeting in Green
wood this summer.
The object of Friday's conference i
to decide the matter definitely. At
the meeting Saturday of the County
Teacher's Association, a majority o
the teachers indicated a willingness to
join in the district summer school plan
Death of Mrs. Cclistia Rodgers.
Mrs. Celistia Rodgers, mother of Mr
J. A. Rodgers of this city, died i
Greenville, Monday night at 11 o'clock
at the home of her daughter, Mrs
Isabelle S. Thomason. Mr. Kodger
will attend the burial, which will tak
place in Greenville today.
Mrs. Rodgers was the widow of Ai
thur M. Rodgers, a Confederate soUiiei
who died in prison in Elmira, N. Y., a
the close of the war. She was seventy
years old and is survived by onedaugl
tor and two sons, Mr. (.'oilier Hodgui
of Colorado, being the other son. Sh
was a native of this county and had
large connection in Dials and Youngs
Townships. She was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church, Greenville
Death nt Clinton.
Clinton, March 27?Mrs. DollieMilam
widow of Mr. Ferrel L. Milatn, who
died in the county about eight years
ago, passed away last night at 1 o'clock
at the home of her niece, Mrs. W. 1
Owens. Mrs. Milam was the mothoi
of Messrs. Jas. L, Milam and Gu
Milam of the county and a sister oi
Mr. M. S. Bailey of Clinton.
A Small Fire
The store of Mr. J. K. Hazel, locat
on the road between the city and Wat
Mills, was distroyed by fire about
o'clock Monday night.
This is the second time Mr. Hazel, ha
been burned out within the past thr
months, having lost his store and con
tents last Christmas Eve night.
Program for Trustees' Meeting March 31
1. The greatest needs of the common
school, and how to secure them. T.
Brown and M. A. Summcrcl.
2. What arc the advantages of voting
an extra tax for school purposes? J.
T. Peden and H. S. Wallace.
8. What benefits arc derived from a
Rural ./Library in the common school?
J. A. Mahon and V. Mack Roper.
All trustees and others inierestcd in
educational affairs of Laurens county
arc requested to attend this meeting.
J. B. Kcrshaw Chapter
A meeting of the J. B. Korshaw
Chapter, United Daughters of the Con
federacy, will bo hold with Miss Lola
Anderson. Monday aftemon, April 2, in
si rail of March ?S, as previously an
Notice of Dissolution.
By mutual consent the firm of Ropp
&. Owings, general merchants, engaged
in business at Gray Court, S. C, was
dissolved ?March 7, 1906, the business
being continued by O. F. Ropp, who so
licits the continued patronage of former
What is Said in Washing
ton on the Subject.
NOT ENOUGH BUSINESS.
An Instance Showing (he Average Pieces
of Mail Handled to be Below
the Average Expected.
Washington, March 26. ? Some of
the officials of the post office depart
ment some time ago were somewhat
nettled at the reports published in this
correspondence that they intended to
discontinue rural free delivery routes
which did not handle as much as 2,000
pieces of mail a month. They were
nettled especially because in that same
letter I called attention to the fact
that the operations of this rule would
affect routes principally in the South,
where the number of negroes on the
routes who do not use mails very much
caused the average number of mail
pieces to be low. The number of mail
pieces handled on the routes in South
Carolina, according to the figures of
the department, averaged 2,400 pieces
a month. In North Carolina the aver
age is only 1,900. So stirred up about
this report were the officials that they
issued a special statement to the pa
pers of North, Carolina where portions
of the story were copied, with a view of
modifying the impression.
Representative Finloy, who is a mem
ber of the house committee on post-of
fices and postroads, has just received a
letter from Mr. DoGraw, fourth assist
ant postmaster general, confirming that
report. He gives a specific instance of
the cutting off of routes or the disposi
tion to do it. "You will observe," says
the letter, after giving the number of
mail pieces handled on routes in York
county, "that the amount of mail
handled on these routes is far below
the average per route, 3,(500 per month,
and below the minimum which it is
thought a route should handle per
month, 2,000 pieces."
The letter notifies Mr. Finloy that
two more routes in Cherokee county
will be established, completing the
county system of that county. Mr. De
Graw says concerning Cherokee county
I hat the records show that during the
quarter ending December 81, 1905, as
compared with that ending June 30,
1905, there has been a material in
crease in the amount of mail handled
on the rural routcsof Cherokee. It v.as
in view oi this improved condition thai
the two new routes were established
and the county system perfected.
Inspections have been ordered of the
routes m York county and the number
of pieces of mail will be cot) ited. Tho
department states to Mr. Finlej thai
tho object of this is to "ascertain tho
cause for the adverse conditions on
these routes, and if possible, increasing
their patronage." Pending reports
from these routes tho department will
hold up other applications for other
routes In York.
Moral: The country people of York
and people everywhere on rural free
delivery routes had best take newspa
papers and write letters to folks or
send out their bills through the mails.
?Zach McGhec, correspondence in the
Base Ball Friday.
The base ball season will be opened
in Laurens Friday afternoon, when a
gome will be played in Garlington's
pasture between Laurens and Clinton.
Admission 1~> and 25 cents.
On Friday, April 6th, the Presbyter
ian College of South Carolina will cross
bats with the Laurens boys on the lo
Death of a Child.
Rufus S. Tompleton, tho little two
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. E.
Tompleton, died Tuesday. March 20th
and was buried at Holly Grovo Church,
on Wednesday, the Rev. M. C. Comp
ton conducting the burial service.
Keep the little ones healthy and
happy. Their tender, sensitive bodies
require gentle, healing remedies, Hol
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea will keep
them strong and well. 35cents, Ten or
tablets. Ask your Druggist.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
SEED POTATO!,S Genuine Vine
less. Also, Pumpkin Yam Potatoes.
Absolutely pure. Grown especially for
seed. E. Lee Pitta & Bro., Clinton,
S. C. 34-2t
EGGS FOR SALE: Have few moro
settings of CggS from my famous Buff
and Golden wyandotts, 15 for $1.50
32 tf Fleming Jones, Laurens, S. C.
FOR SALE: Buff Orpington Eggs
for setting, pure bred and good strain,
$1.50 for setting of 15. Miss Irene Ray,
32?tf Laurens, S. C.
DON'T FAIL To see our lino of port
able and traction Engines, lludgena
Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
ENGINES?Wo now < arry in stock a
full line of Portable and Traction En
ginOS, also Threshers. lludgens Bros.
Laurens, S. C. 33 < f,
SAW MILLS?If you want a Saw
Mill get our price lie fore you buy.
lludgena Bro... Laurens, S. C. 33 ti
FOR SALE -One 10 horse power en
gine, Laurens Steam Laundry. :;i :t.
FOR SALE ?One sewing machine,
may go at a bargain. T, K. Hudgons,
at Laundry. !M-2t.
SEED corn FOR SALE Minlor'n
highly improved, prolific seed corn,
,$2.oo per bushel. Muj bo had at J.E.
I Minler & ?ro's store, Laurons, S. < ?
jj. E. Minter, Sedalia, S. C. 34 It.
FOR SALE Good sound, heavy mulo
will work anywhere. Will sell reason
able. Apply to J. II. gCunnigham.
Lanford Station, S. C. 34-11,
FOR SALE Eggs lor hatching from
pure, bred Buff and Barred Plymoth
Rocks $1.00 foj netting 13 egg?.
Ambrose L. Hudgoni 0. box 95,
Laurens, S, C. 84-4t.