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Whiskey Question Dealt
With at Length.
Fill GS A BROADSIDE.
??We Need Some Honest Politics in
South Carolina, Plain Speaking,
Some weeks ago it was given out
from Washington that Senator Tillman
was preparing an address to the people
of South Carolina The anticipated
document was issued Saturday, and ap
peared in all the leading daily papers in
the State Saturday afternoon and Sun
The address is a lengthy one, and
deals principally with the whiskey ques
tion and the control of the Democratic
party of the State. The paper will be
widely read and discussed for many
weeks to come.
The Advertiser cannot reproduce the
address in its entirety, but the follow
ing extracts give the trend of the Sena
tor's views as expressed in the docu
There are several things in connec
tion with our State government that I
will discuss in the coming campaign,
but in this address I shall treat of only
two of the things the people of the
State should earnestly consider now and
take immediate action about.
One is the settlement of the whiskey
question and the other is the control of
the Democratic party of the State by a
majority of all of the Democrats rather
than by a small fraction of the voters.
The two ideas interlock and cannot be
separated and, therefore, I shall treat
Let us consider for a moment the rel
ative advantages and disadvantages of
county dispensaries and State dispensa
ry. I declare moat emphatically my be
lief that by proper changes in the law
along the lines suggested in the Raysor
Manning Bill that all possibility of
stealing and bribery in the purchase of
whiskey for the State can be prevented
and it stands to reason that if the
liquor is purchased at wholesale by one
board, shipped by the car *ioad, and
bottled at one establishment there will
be a great saving in the expense. The
county dispensaries would have no fa
cilities for handling the whiskey, but
leaving all of this out of consideration
the one crucial test of the relative mer
its of the two systems, State dispensary
or county dispensaries, is simply this:
if we cannot by law so hedge about and
control one State board as to prevent
stealing how in the name of common
sense will we be able to watch and pre
vent thirty or forty boards from doing
it? Because the retiring State Board
has engaged in questionable practices
and was guilty of such gross misman
agement and malfeasance in office is no
argument to show that the law cannot
be changed so as to destroy all oppor
tunity for such practice. No law will
execute itself when those charged with
the execution of the law fail utterly,
and there is neglect from the highest
to the lowest, it follows as a matter of
course that it is the duty of the people
to elect men who will not flinch or
neglect their sworn duties.
It is therefore obvious that the peo
ple must look more to the integrity,
honesty, truthfulness of the candidates
who ask for their votes than to the
mere capacity to speak glibly, and the
plausible address of the oily politician.
The people should bid fence straddlers
to get to the rear; they should demand
outspoken declararation of policy and
no man who failed of his duty in
the past should be again entrusted with
office. Look at the present disgraceful
and outrageous condition in Columbia.
The old Board of Directors of the State
dispensary has loaded down the State
with about $700,000 worth of liquor
bought on credit in open and direct vio
lation of the law. Why arc not these
men arrested for malfeasance in office.
Why were they not removed last sum
mer when the evidence of gross imcom
petency and mismanagement were first
made public? Why did the legislature
ever elect such men? Why in the face
of absolute proof in the letting of glass
contracts and in the purchase of labels
to say nothing of the purchase of whis
key that they were guilty of miscon
duct, why I say, did the legislature re
fuse to change the law when the house
found that the senate would not con
sent to the abolition of the State dis
pensary? It was because of the influ
ence of The State newspaper.
Fellow citizens, we need some honest
politics in South Carolina; we need
some straight-forward plain speaking;
wo need aggressive and honest action by
the masses to protect themselves. The
people have been asleep. They have
been lulled into inaction by the honeyed
words of adroit politicians and it is
time for them to awake. Eternal vig
ilance is the price of liberty.
There is one more matter upon which
I beg to warn the people. There are
evidences in plenty to show that the
same clique or ring which is fighting
the dispensary and which has always
fought me intends or hopes to bring
about a change in our primary regula
tions so as to prevent any Democrat
from voting in the primaries who is not
at the same time a qualified voter.
They hope to use the club which has
proved so effective under the Brice Law,
that of confining the election to quali
fied electors, to obtain control of the
Democratic party to resume their sway,
undisputed until 1890. I warn the
farmers and all other Democrats, es
pecially operatives, who are busily on
Miss |Fay Hudgens is visiting at
Mr. T. H. Burts was in the city
from Ekom yesterday.
Capt. J. B. Humbert was in Laurens
Tuesday from Princeton.
Col. J. D. M. Shaw of Cold Point was
in the city yesterday.
"Mr. and Mrs. Mack Boyd of Ekom
visited in the city Saturday.
Mr. B. It. Austin and little son of
Cross Hill were in the city yesterday.
Mr. Ernest Harrell of Columbia is
visiting his brother, Mr. W. E. Harrell.
Deputy Sheriff A. R. Sullivan made
an official visit to Honea Path Tuesday.
Dr. R. E. Hughes returned Saturday
from a professional trip to Philadelphia.
Mr. L. E. Farley of Spartanburg
spent several days in the city last week.
Mr. G. B. Taylor was in the city
Monday from Princeton, R. F. D. No. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Switzer of Wood
ruff visited in the city Saturday and
Misses Amelia and Marie Drummond
visited in Greenville during the past
Rev. E. C. Watson is at Whitney
this week assisting the Rev. J. R.
Aiken in a revival meeting.
Miss Daisy Sullivan is spending ten
days in Greenville, visiting the families
of Mr. Frank Hammond and Mr. John
Mr. John M. Wood of Princeton, R.
F. D. No. 2 was in the city Monday.
Mr. Wood owns the celebrated "High
Mrs. Claude Garrett and children of
Greenwood visited Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Garrett and other relatives in
the city this week.
Mrs. J. P. Bodic of Lcesville and
Mrs. E. J. Senn of Lexington, spent
several days last week with Rev. M. W.
Hook and family.
Mr. W. E. Chapman of Fountian Inn
was in town Monday. Mr. Chapman is
one of the owners of "Hummer" a
well known, fine bred horse of the
Mrs. M. A. Fikc and family who were
here on a very sad mission Sunday, de
sire to express their very grateful ap
preciation of the many courtesies and
kindnesses shown them by their Laurens
friends on thi3 occasion.
Dr. I. R. Self, who will be married
today to Miss Isabel Tohey, of Lincoln
ton, N. C, is expected to arrive in the
city tomorrow with his bride, as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Rogers
for a few days.
Miss Jennie Bostick of Spartanburg
was the guest of Miss Lillian Irby from
Saturday until Monday, leaving in the
afternoon for Allendale, with Miss Lucy
Darlington, whose guest she will be for
a fortnight or longer.
New Millinery Store.
Miss Werner of Augusta is preparing
to open a new Millinery store, next
door to Post Office. She will carry a
full line of the newest and most fash
ionable millinery to be found in this
country, and she will open up this week.
WILL OPPOSE NEW COUNTY.
Attorney Pilgrim Wants to Present
Argument Against the Scheme.
Columbia, April 3. ? S. M. Pilgrim of
Woodruff, Spartanburg county, yester
day wrote Gov. Heyward that ho had
been retained as attorney for the oppo
nents of the proposition to have a new
county created with Fountain Inn as the
county seat. Mr. Pilgrim asks that he
be allowed to present argument against
the proposition whenever the petition
shall come up for consideration.
Gov. Heyward has received no peti
tion from the people of Fountain Inn,
although the report has reached him
unofficially that such a movement is on
foot there. The proposed new county
will be made up, if made up at all, of
parts of Greenville, Spartanburg and
Laurens counties. The legislature
passed an act permitting the people of
Fountain Inn to vote on the question of
issuing bonds for building court house
and jail, but this election has not been
A Washington dispatch states that
South Carolina will get four public
buildings this year at the following
points: Anderson, Greenville, Sumter
gaged and have little time to devote to
politics to attend the next meeting of
the Democratic clubs on the fourth Sat
urday in April (28) and get their names
on the rolls and send delegates to the
next county conventions who will rep
resent them truly. The allies and di
rectors of the new Columbia ring will
be on the alert and carry all of their
forces to these club meetings and unless
the people take more interest than they
did in the Brice law elections the next
State convention will be controlled by
this element and the possibilities arc
that the regulations of the Democratic
primary will be changed to suit their
purposes of disfranchiscnient.
All smart Up-to-date women of today,
Know how to bake, wash, sing and to
Witnoutthese talents a wife in N. G.
Unless she takes Rockey Mountain Tea.
Ask your druggist.
WILL BE ADVANCED
After July 1st Laurens Post Office
Will be Entitled to go in Second
According to the rules governing the
classification of post offices Laurens
will be entitled to be placed in the col
umn with the second class offices, after
July the 1st.
For the quarter ending March 31st
the total postal l'eceipts of tho Laurens
office amounted to eight thousand one
hundred dollars, exceeding by several
hundred dollars the receipts for any
previous quarter. Upon coming a
second class office Laurens w ill then be
entitled to free city delivjry, and the
chances for securing larger and better
quarters will be increased.
After passing from third to a higher
class office the city at once becomes
eligible for a public building and other
improvements now enjoyed by severnl
of our neighboring cities.
The Advertiser takes occasion to
commend the spirit that prompted the
business men and all other patrons of
the Laurens office to wake up to the
situation and "make good" in the pre
scribed time. There is nothing like go
ing after a thing; it pays.
Editor of the Advertiser:
We notice that various county officers I
are receiving praise through the county
papers for duty well done, so we would
like to say a few words in behalf of our
present Supervisor, H. B. Humbert.
We think that the countv could do no
better than to let him succeed himself
without opposition, as he has proven
himself eminently qualified to fill the
office. He is changing some of the
roads which should have been done sev
eral years ago, and is keeping the old ]
roads in fair condition, and wo think
that the interest of the county would
be safe in his hands for another term.
Alma, S. C, April 2, 1906.
DIED IN GEORGIA.
Mr. James Watts Tinsley Formerly of
Mr. James Watts Tinsley died at Eu
harlee, Ga., his home, on the 24th of
March, his eightieth birthday.
Mr. Tinsley was a native of Laurens
county and has a number of relatives
here. Mrs. Eliza Ferguson and Mrs.
Martha Madden of Cross Hill being his
sisters. Mr. Tinsley was twice married
and in 1855 moved to Georgia where he
spent a useful life and reared a large
family. He is survived by eight
Little Miss Wilma Prentiss gave a
glorious time to about thirty of her
young friends Saturday afternoon, the
occasion being her birthday. The only
blot upon the perfect enjoyment of I
the guests was that the little hostess |
was not at all well and could join very
little in the merriment and good time.
She received, however, numbers of
lovely presents. The children were
much entertained by n contest in pin
ning the tail on a conkey and other
games. Delicious cream and wafers
were served, and a wonderful birthday
cake, lighted with tiny candles, admired
The opening game of base ball will
be played at Garlington's pasture, Fri
day afternoon between Laurens and the
Presbyterian College of South Carolina,
Everybody is invited to come. Ad
mission 15 and 25 cents. Ladies free,
The Laurens line up is as follows
Greene, c.; Richey, W., p.; Mc
Cravy, 1st base; Bates, 2nd base; Sulli
van, s. 8.; Nesbitt, 3rd base; Richey, c.
f.; McGowan, 1. f.; Barksdale, r. f.
This is the season of listlessness, head
ache and spring disorders. Hollister's
Rocky Mountian Tea is a sure preventa
tive. Makes you strong and vigorous.
35 cents, Tea on Tablets. Ask your
Statement of tho Condition
People's Loan and Exchange Bank of
Laurens, S. C, at Close of Business,
March 31st, 1906., and Published in
Conformity With Act of General As
Loans and Discounts, $340,711.0.'?
Stocks and Bonds, 13,000.00
Due from Banks, 55,782.87
Real Estate,furniture and fix
Expenses nnd taxes paid, 2,457.73
Checks and cash on hand, 52,592.39
Capital Stock, $100,000.00
Surplus fund, 20,000.00
Individual deposits, 207.409.20
Dividends unpaid, 1,670.00
Due Banks 7,103.36
Cashier's checks outstanding, 3,412.83
Undivided profits, 79,425.92
Reserve fund, 5,000.00
Personally appears before me, J. W.
Todd, who being sworn says: That he
is the Cashier of the above named Bank,
and that the foregoing statement is
true to the best of his knowledge and
J. W. Tonn,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this, the second day of April, 1008.
c. w. Tune,
J, o. ('. Fleming,
W. A. Watts,
W. L. Gray.
Hon. Godfrey B. Fowler, a prominent
citizen of Union county is dead.
A TRIO OF SPRING OPENINGS.
Davis, Roper & Co,, 0. B. Simmons Co.,
Despite tho unfavorble weather con
ditions the Spring Openings Thursday,
Friday and Saturday of last week, at
tracted large numbers of visitors each
day, and the prevailing opinion was
that the displays simply surpassed in
loveliness and attractiveness the efforts
hitherto made by clover local artists.
It would be out of the question for us
to undertake to describe the many
shaped and vari-colored hats. But they
are "just lovely," all of them. And
the fine dress goods and fine trimmings!
If you were at the openings you beheld
all these things, and moro too, in all
their glory; you no doubt decided upon
your bonnet and other things too.
On these opening occasions, or at
any other time, it is a genuine pleasure
to be shown into Davis, Roper & Co. 's
millinery department, where you can be
waited on by Miss Lillio Thorn, the
head milliner, and her assistants,
Misses Nannie Dorroh and Mamie Arm
strong, or in the dry goods department,
with Messrs. W. H. Anderson, C. M.
Babb, W. C. P. Robertson, Mrs. Mary
Prenti8s, Misses Rosa Hudgens, Bessie
Crews and Sarah Dorroh in charge.
Same thing at O. B. Simmons Com
pany, where Miss Julia Fretwell, who
is in charge for the third season, and
with the aid of Mrs. Thomas Downey,
Misses Hattie Boulware and Lizzie
Switzer, the millinery business goes
Now turn to The Hub. Here you arc,
with Mrs. S. L. Nelson in charge, and
efficiently assisted by Mrs. H. B. Grit
ton, Misses Clara Switzer, Marie Drum
mond, Fannie May Wright, Ethel Sulli
van and Eunice Riddle.
THE COUNTY RARMERS* UNION.
Regular Monthly Meeting Was Held Here
The regular monthly meeting of the
Laurens County Farmers' Union, was
held in the court house Monday with a
fairly good number of delegates from
the various county locals in attendance.
Before going into secret session, the
Union and an assembly of interested
visitors were brieflly addressed by Mr.
M. A. Mahaffey, of Anderson, one of
the State organizers, who is doing some
good work in Laurens in behalf of the
The following delegates, representing
the county local unions, were present
for the meeting:
Pine Grove-D. E. Todd, C. W. Crad
dock and Arthur Bramblctt.
Gray Court?J. D. Owings, T. A.
Willis, W. R. Cheek and Thos. W.
Harmony- II. J. G. Curry.
Shiloh-M. L. Cheek and C. L. Wil
Friendship?T. Mac Roper and W. A.
Dials-S. L. Owings, W. O. Aber
crombio, Thos. Armstrong and J. C.
Rabun?W. A. Baldwin, J. A. Bag
well and L. C. Abercrombie.
Youngs A. S. Riddle, Robt. Mills
and S. B. Glenn.
Laurens- W. M. Irby, W. F. Bailey
and I). T. Moore.
Oak Grove?R. O. Hairston and 0.
Educational Rally and Picnic.
The present session of the Eden
High School will come to a close Fri
day, May 4. The occasion will be cele
brated with a big picnic and educa
tional rally. The exercises and picnic
will be held at Rafeun Creek Church.
Dr. Edwin M. Poteat, president of
Furman University, will deliver the
principal address of the day. There
will probably be other speeches and a
large crowd may be expected to attend.
Death of an Aged Citizen.
Mr. John Mills, one of the oldest
citizens of the county, having reached
his eighty-fourth year, died at the
home of his son, Mr. John D. Mills,
seven miles north of the city Sunday
morning. The burial service was held
at Old Field Church, Monday afternoon
at 1 o'clock.
The deceased is survived by four sons
and two daughters, as follows: Messrs.
John D., Henry, Robert and William
Mills and Mrs. J. M. DeShields and
Mrs. 0. C. Cox, all of the county.
Miss Nannie Lindley, daughter of
Mr. J. C. Lindley and Mr. A. B. Ken
ning of the Rabun ('reek section, were
married last Sunday morning by the
Rev. E. C. Watson.
Straw hats at Copcland's.
Young man, your Spring Suit, Hat,
Shoes, Underwear, Neckwear, Shirts,
Collars, etc., are here ready for your
selection. Youi friends, Davis, Roper
All the newest shapes and leathers in
Spring Footwear at Copcland's.
Shoos, Oxfords, Slippers, right toes
and styles, correct shapes and prices,
all at Davis, Roper & Company's, the
Negligee Shirts, pretty Spring pat
terns, at Copcland's.
This will bo a great Panama and
Straw Hat season. Wc have all the
latest shapes and styles and prices. 10c
to $10.00. Davis, Roper & Co.
An Oxford season this -See them at
Don't miss our millinery department,
we have the greatest stock ever shown
in Laurens. Our prices are right. Davis,
Roper & Co.
See our Special Ribbon values. Never
such ribbons sold at these prices, 10c,
12c and 14c. Davis, Roper & Co.
DEATH OF MRS. YBAR?IN.
Widow ot the Late Mr. Robert H. Year*
gin of This City.
Mrs. Francos Wallace Yeargin,widow
of the lute Mr. Root. H. Yeargin, died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. U.
B. Poolo of the Warrior Creek section
of the county lust Thursday night. She
was sick ahout three months having he
come ill while visiting her daughter dur
ing the Christmas holidays.
Mrs. Yeargin was a resident of Lau
rens, where she had lived for the past
fifteen or twenty years, She was a
most estimable Chrisliun lady, whose
death is a sore bereavement to u large
family connection and many friends in
this and other counties.
Mrs. Yeargin was the mother of Miss
Mary Yeargin, the brilliant young wo
man, whose tragic death by drowning
occurred several years ago at Ithaca,
N. Y., while she was attending Cornell
Six children survive the deceased.
They are Mrs. U. B. I'oole, Mrs. C. L.
Owens and Miss Myrtle Yeargin,
Messrs. Willis W. and Eugene Yeargin
of the county and city and Mr. Marvin
Yeargin of Union. Mrs. Yeargin also
leaves six sisters and two brothers,
namely: Mrs. L. P. Wilson, Mrs. Laura
T. Hellams, Misses Rebecca and Price
Wallace all of Laurens county, Mrs. L.
G. Miiam and Mrs. Phoebe Bolt of
Oakland, Ca., and Messrs. Hugh and
Calhoun Wallace of Alma, this county.
The burial services wore held ut the
city cemetery Friday afternoon by the
Rev. M. W. Hook, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, of which the de
ceased was a faithful and valuable
Miss Annie Clardy, daughter of Judge
and Mrs. John M. Clardy of this city,
who is teaching in the Graded School at
Westminster, and Dr. Marvin B. Ketron,
a prominent young dentist of the same
town, were united in marriage last
Thursday evening, the cermony being
performed by the Rev. G. T. Harmon.
Jr., at the home of Dr. Carter.
VRTRRANS WILL MEET IN COLUMBIA.
State Reunion Will be Hel l in the Capital
City in May Perhaps.
Columbia, March 27th.? The next
Confederate reunion will be held in
Columbia. Gen. T. W. Carwile,
commander of the South Carolina vete
rans, yesterday wired President W. A.
Clark of the Chamber of Commerce
that the invitation extended by this city
had been accepted with thanks. This
means that the city must at once begin
preparations for the event and that the
members of the Chamber of Commerce,
Sons of Veterans, who will be asked to
serve on the various commit tees, must
unite in making the gathering one long
to be remembered by the veterans.
The preliminary work is in the bands of
a committee composed of Chairman W.
D. Starling, Geo. L. Baker, W. E.
Gonzales, C. B. Simmons and .John L.
Mimnaugh. President Clark will at
once appoint other committees to work
with this one, as the time is not far off,
the usual time for reunions being about
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
SEED POTATOES? Genuine Vine
less. Also, Pumpkin Yam Potatoes
Absolutely pure. Grown especially for
seed. E. Lee Pitts & Bro., Clinton,
S. C. 34-2t
EGGS FOR SALE:?Have few more
settings of eggs from my famous Buff
and Golden Wyandotts, 15 for $1.60
32 tf Fleming Jones, Laurens, S. C.
70R SALE: - BulT Orpington Eggs I
for setting, pure bred and good strain,
$1.50 for setting of 15. Miss Irene Kay,
32?tf Laurens, S. C.
DON'T FAIL- To sec our line of port
able and traction Engines. Hudgens
Bros. Laurens, S. C. 38 I f
ENGINES?We now carry in stock a
full line of Portable and Traction En
gines, also Threshers. Hudgens Bros.
Laurens, S. C. 33 tf.
NOTICE- Highland-Gould will servo
this season at my home. Fee for ser
vice $15.00 with insurance. John M.
Wood,Princeton, S. C. R. F D No. 2.
"HUMMER"?1 will be at Martin's
stable with "Hummer," the well
known stallion, Tuesday, April 10 nnd
every nine days through the season.
W. E. Ch apman, Fountian Inn, S. C.
BUGGIES?We have lust received a
carload of the Celebrated Bahcock bug
gies, in all styles, steel and rubber tires.
T. N. Barksdalc, Laurens, S. C. 35-lt.
WANTED- To employ a quiet and
sober young man to work on farm and
to wait on father. Will pay good wages
to right man. For further particulars
address or call on George M. Davis,
Clinton, S. C. R. P. D. No. 8. 36-2t.
SAW MILLS- If you want a Saw
Mill get our price before you buy.
Hudgens Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tl*
POR SALE?One 10 horse power en
gine. Laurens Steam Laundry. 34-2t,
POR SALE -One sewing machine,
may go at a bargain. T. K. Hudgens,
at Laundry. 34-2t.
?FOR SALE Eggs for hatching from
pure bred Buff and Barred IMymoth
Rocks $1.00 for sotting 13 OggS.
Ambrose L. Hudgens, P. 0. box 05,
Laurens, S. C. 34-4t.
FOR SALE A full blooded JorSOy
Bull, about six months old. Apply to
(). F, Cannon, Fountian Inn, S. C. 85-2t
NOTICE- My Stallion will ho at
Cross Anchor Monday, April 0. And
about every nine days thereafter, I). S.
WANTED- Lady or gentleman of
fair education to travel for firm of
$250,OttO Capital. Salary $1,072 per
year, payable weekly. Expenses ad
vanced. Address Geo. G. CLOWS,
i Laurens, S. C. 35-lt
Camp Garlington Selects Representives
To New Orleans and State Reunion
This and Next Month.
At a meeting Saturday of Camp Gar
lington, United Confederate Veterans,
officers for another year were elected and
delegates and sponsors chosen to the
State and National Reunions.
The old officers were re-elected as fol
lows: T. 13. Crews, commander; John
M. Hudgens, first;T.J. Duckctt, second;
W. A. McClintock, third vice comman
der: B. W. Lanford, adjutant; S. D.
Garlington, guard; Dr. W. C. Irby, ser
geant; the Rev. John D. Pitts, chaplain;
Judge O. G. Thompson, officer of the
day; J. H. Copcland, treasurer; J. P.
Dillard, sergeant major.
Delegates to the New Orleans Reun
ion latter part of April arc: J. O. C.
Fleming, J. H. Nash, J. R. Finlcy, T.
B. Crews, Thos. J. Duckettand Dr. W.
C. Irby. Miss Lillian F. Irby, of this
city, daughter of Dr W. C. Irby, was
chosen as sponsor for the camp at the
New Orleans meeting.
Miss Lucy Sloan, daughter of Mr. J.
P. Sloan, of the county, will have the
honor of representing the camp as spon
sor at the State Reunion in Columbia,
May 16, and these delegates were chos
en: F. B. Martin, J. H. Copcland, J.
P. Dillard, T. B. Crews, John M. Hud
gens, J. D. Mock and J. P. Caldwcll.
New R. F. D. Routes.
A dispatch from Washington states
that Congressman J. T. Johnson, has
been informed that favorable reports
have been made on the establishment
of rural routes from Lanford and Rap
Icy, in this county.
Dispenser and Assistant Rcclcctcd.
At a meeting Monday of the County
Board of Control, Messrs Jas. A. Aus
tin and A. P. Moore were reelected dis
penser and assistant dispenser, respect
ively, for another year.
Laura Alchrtens, Pianist.
An effort is being made to bring
Laura Mehrtens, brilliant pianist, to
Laurens on the evening of April 12.
Many prominent people of the city have
subscribed to the list and all will have
the opportunity of doing so as it is de
sired to make a st rong showing in the
effort to got the celebrated pianist to
MISS HART ENTERTAINS.
In Honor ut Miss Alary Boyd?A Linen
From four to six Friday afternoon,
Miss Lila Hart entertained at a Linen
Shower in honor of Miss Mary Boyd,
whose engagement and approaching
marriage to Mr. Samuel B. Talley, of
Tryon, |N. C, has recently been an
The guests were received in a parlor,
where violets bloomed and shed their
fraganco from every nook and corner.
Tables were in readiness for anagrams
and the guests were assigned to then
places by prettily decorated score
cards, in the shape of wedding bells.
At the conclusion of an interesting
game a shower of dainty gifts for the
bride-to-be, fell from a Japanese para
sol, decorated with violets and violet
ribbons and itself a thing of beauty.
The refreshments maintained the
color scheme, violet cream, fruit and
white cake crystalled violets, choco
late being served. The entertainment
was a charming and beautiful affair
and afforded great pleasure to the
guests: Misses Mary Boyd, Jennie
Sullivan, Bessie Roland, Willou Boyd,
Nannie Kate Hudgens, Rosalie Burton,
Pauline Anderson, Annie Cilkerson,
Willie Jones, Josie Minter, Mary Ten
nant, Lillier Stevens, Helen Goggans,
Tnllulah Caine, Bessie Todd, Laura
Barksdalo, Mary Simpson, Emmie
Meng, Sara Dorroh, Lil Irby, Bertha
Will Meet al Clinton.
The Union of the Fourth Section of
Laurens Baptist Association will meet
with the First Baptist Church, Clinton,
Friday evening, April 27th, 1006.
8:00 Sermon by Rev. Louis Bristow
9:00 Organization. Annual election
10:00 Devotional Exercises by the
10:110 Alti uistical, Christ our example
in living for the good of others.- John
9:4, John 13:12-17, Luke 7:22:23 and
other passages - W. B. Fuller, M. B.
Crisp, J. B, Benjamin and J. B. Parrott.
11:30 The failure of the Gospel to
reach the world more effectually and
rapidly W. E. Griffin, W. P. Brown,
M. A. Summerei and J. A. Martin.
2:00 The supreme and other needs of
the Sunday School?J. A. Smith, J. C.
Miller, Dr. B. F. Godfrey and J. H.
8:00 Ways, means and duty of re
sponding to the demands of our Mission
Hoards W. C. Wharton, John R. Fow
ler, R. It. Bailey and W. P. Tumor.
Sunday M r ung?
10:00 Importance and Benefits of Sun
day School Teachers' Meetings Rov.
J. B. Parrott.
11:00 Missionary Sermon Rev. J. A.
Please have the churches send vip full
delegations and let them be promptly
on hand Friday night.
W. P. CtJLBERTSON,
Three new candidates are announced
Monday was saleday but there were
no official sales.
The State Convention of Rural Let
ter Carriers will be held in Laurens July
A number of Laurens Masons will at
tend the meeting next week of the
Shriner's in Columbia.
Mr. J. R. McGhee of the Greenwood
Index was in the city for a day or two
last week advertising the Choral Festi
val, which is to be held in Greenwood
April 18 and 19. It is expected that a
number of Laurens people will attend
the musical event.
Miss Mary Bell McKenzie, principal
of the Lisbon school, returned Saturday
from a two weeks' stay at her home at
Rowland, N. C, where she attended
the funeral of her sister, whose death
occurred several days ago.
Dr. F. W. P. Butler of Edgefield,
who is now traveling for a large whole
sale drug establishment of Knoxvillc
was in the city for a day during the
past week. The Doctor has a number
of friends in Laurens, who were de
lighted to see him.
Returning from Roanoke, Ala., from
a visit to his daughter, Mrs. F. 1).
Hodges, Mr. A. M. Aiken, of Green
wood, is with his son, Dr. IL K. Aiken,
having arrived in the city Saturday.
Mr. Joel A. Smith, of Waterloo was
in the city yesterday. Mr. Smith will
be in the race for County Auditor this
summer and so imformed a number of
his friend here yesterday.
Mr. Chas. W. McCravy, left Sunday
for Baltimore where he will undergo
surgical treatment at one of the hos
pitals of that city. His friends and
family hope he will come back to them
Four members of the South Carolina
Methodist Conference were in the city
yesterday: The Rev. I). P. Boyd of
Fountian Inn, Rev. J. F. Anderson of
Gray Court, Rev. J. C. Roper of Dar
lington and Rev. G. M. Boyd of Spar
The Wednesday Club has chosen Mrs.
J. O. C. Fleming as a delegate with
Mrs. J. D. Watte, president, to the an
nual meeting of the South Carolina
Federation of Women's Clubs, which
will be held at Rock Hill, May 1-4.
Mrs. C. C. Featherstone is a member
of the State Federation, being Chair
man of one of the important Commit
tees of the ognnization.
We are requested to announce that
the Rev. G. W. Painter, a returned
Missionary from China, will preach at
Dorroh Church, Gray Court, next Sun
day morning and in the afternoon at
New Harmony Church.
Col. John H. Wharton, chairman of
the South Carolina Railroad Commis
sion, is in Washington this week at
tending the annual meeting of the Nat
ional Railroad Commissioners' Convon
ton. He is accompanied by ids daugh
ter, Miss Elizabeth Wharton.
Dots From Pea Ridge.
Farmers are all waiting very patiently
for the time to come when they can
begin to plough again as very little
plowing has been done in this section
in several weeks, on account of the re
Road Overseer S. R. Sloan has been
makeing some improvments on the
Mr. Worthy Chapman is visiting rel
atives and friends in Greenville this
Miss Mat tie Sloan has returned home
after spending a very pleasant week
visiting relatives and friends in this sec
Miss Eliza Malone visited friends in
Clinton last week.
Misses Ella Bell and Ola Blakely
visited Mrs. Mattie Lindsay of Ora last
Rev. Father Murphy of Greenville,
visited the family of Mr. Hugh Grey
Miss Lizzie Sloan visited at Clinton
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sloan of Laur >ns
visited the former's parents last Sunday.
With the County Schools.
County Superintendent K. W. Nash
visited the following schools last week:
Mount Pleasant, Prof. John D. Hun
ter, teacher; Ekom, Prof. C. W. Jones,
instructor; Center Point. Miss Cora
Culbertson, teacher; Reedy Grove,
taught by Miss Pearle Hipp; Bethle
hem, in charge of Miss Emma Seibert,
and Waterloo High School, with Prof.
G. II. Ligon, principal, assisted by Miss
Superintendent Nash expects to visit
some of the schools in Hunter township
J. B. Kershaw Chapter U. D. C.
AI a meeting Monday of J. B. Ker
shaw Chapter, U. D. C. Memorial day
exercises werediscussed and committees
selected to arrange? for the celebration
of the occasion.
As linsual the veterans will be given
dinner, and other features, In addition
to the boautiful custom of decorating
gravea of Confederate soldiers, will be
an addre ss by a prominent speaker who
will be announced later, and exercises
by the school children. Monday's meet
ing was held with Miss Lola Anderson.
Gen. LeRoy F. Youmans has been
appointed Attorney General to ..uccocd
the late Mr. U. X. Gunter.
DR. J. J. BOOZER
GOES TO REWARD
Died in Laurens Monday
WILL RKST IN~ CLINTON
High-toned Citizen and Beluvcd Physician
Death Removes a Good Man From
Scene of His Activities.
Laurens is again called upon to mourn'
the loss of one of her best citizens.
Shortly after 9 o'clock Monday morn
ing the sad and unexpected announce
ment was made that Dr. Job J. Boozer
had passed away at the home here of
his daughter, Mrs. J. Han Little.
Though in a feeble state of health
and suffering from an attack of cold,
Dr Boozer had kept up and was on tho
street only a few days ago. On Satur
day last he was not at all well and on
Sunday he remained in bed all day.
Monday morning when seen by a physi
cian between 8 and 9 o'clock Dr. Boozer
complained that he was suffering in the
region of the heart and felt much
weaker. The attending physician ad
ministered a stimulant and the patient
turned over and apparently fell ofr into
peaceful slumber. Presently he aroused
somewhat and in a moment his spirit
had passed out into the vast forever.
His death due to heart collapse.
The body, accompanied by a number
of Laurens' friends, was taken to Clin
ton yesterday afternoon for burial.
Dr. Boozer had resided in Laurens a
little over a year. Failing health
forced him to give up active work and
he came here from Clinton, where he
had practiced his profession with emi
nent success for about thirty-three
Dr. Boozer was held in loving esteem
by all and his fellow practictioners de
lighted in doing him honor at any and
I>K. JOH J. BOOZBH
all times. Just a year ago last week
the members of the Laurens Medical
Society, of which Dr. Boozer had been
the honored president for many years,
presented him with a handsome cane in
loving remembrance of his faithful ser
vice, his true and loyal fellowship.
The deceased was T.-5 years old. His
wife was called to her reward some
years ago. The surviving children are:
Mr. Geo. G. Boozer of Artosia, Miss.,
Mrs. J. R. Little and Miss Anna Boozer
of Laurens and Mrs. K. S. Thompson
Dr. Job. J. Boozer was born In New
berry District, November 21st, 1832
and was named by and in honor of
Chancellor Job .lohnstone.
His father was George Boozer, bettor
known as Squire Boozer and his mother
was Miss Sarah Wilson. He was of a
numerous family, there being fourteen
children, seven sons and BCVen daugh
Ho attended tho Presbyterian High
School nt Greenwood, S. C, for three
years and he then read medicine under
Iiis brother, the late Dr. Thomas W.
Boozer and under Doctors Fair and
Huet, of Columbia, S. C. His noxt step
was to enter the Medical College of
South Carolina at Charleston from
which he graduated in March, 1854.
After practicing one year with his
brother, Thomas, Dr. Boozer located
permanently in Laurens county, near
the present town of Mounlville, where
he practiced until 1870.
On November it, 1857, he married
Georgia A. Griffin of Pondlct? n. In
1^72 he moved with his family to Clin
ton, Ho was the village do'.tor and
his patients multiplied as .he town
grew to its present population of 3,000
Enlisting in the r.rmy in Company
B. 3rd butallion, s< uth Carolina Rogi
mont, in October, 1801, i>r. Boozor was
soon promoted to the medical stair and
served as a surgeon Until tho close of
Of that great charity, tho Thornwell
Orphanage, Dr. Boozer was a firm
friend and a member of its Hoard of
Visitors since it came into existence.
Always interested in education, he
was one of the foremost in building up
the schools of Clinton. By arduous
work, In the face of great lethargy
and opposition, ho did moro than any
other one man, aid el in the establish
ment of Clinton's well equipped Graded
School. Ho was Chairman of its Board
of Trustee:; for a number of years and
a Trustee of the l'rer.hyterian College
of South Carolina.
We have just received n car ioad of
solid oak, beautifully Inn died lads and
they are going a< prices ?hat will mak<
it to your intorc. i to r,ce our line be
fore you buy.