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Mr. Newton Y. Manly and
HILL MAINLY INJURED.
Intrepid Soldier of Many Battles Struck
to Death Beside Youth of
Two newly made mounds in the old
churchyard at Poplar Springs, fourteen
miles west of the city of Laurens,
mark the resting places of a Confed
erate veteran, Mr. Newton Y. Manly,
aged 65, and his ten year old grandson,
Jodie Manly, who were hurled to instant
death by a bolt of lightning Sunday
afternoon within a few hundred yards
of the old church and almost in sight
of their own homes. They were laid to
rest side by side Monday afternoon, a
tremendous crowd attending the burial
Mr. Hill Manly, who was with his
father and son when they were killed,
was struck by the same bolt and ren
dered unconscious and absolutely help
less for several hours. He received
medical aid at once and his condition
yesterday was reported to be more en
couraging than the day before. It is now
believed that he will recover.
As already stated the tragedy oc
curred near the home of the Messrs.
Manly and was witnessed by a negro
man who gave the alarm. It seems
that Mr. N. Y. Manly and wife were
spending the day with their son, Mr.
Hill Manly, who lives only a short dis
tance from his father's late home. In
the afternoon Mr. Manly, son and
grandson, went out in the field to look
after some cattle. They were returning
to the house when a lightning bolt from
a small cloud, which had not yet begun
to rain nor obscured the sun's rays in
that vicinity, flashed across their path,
leaving the trio prostrate on their faces
side by side.
Mr. Newton Manly was a survivor of
Company C, Fourteenth South Carolina
Volunteers, one of the famous com
mands of the regiment, and no less in
time of peace as in war was he ever a
true and patriotic citizen.
He leaves a widow and four children.
The children are Mrs. Elijah Bagwell
and Mrs. John Bagwell and Messrs. Hill
and "ZcfT" Manlv.
STATE K. F. B. CONVENTION.
Laurens County Association Names Com
inittcc on Entertainment.
The State Convention of Rural Let
ter Carriers will be held in this city
July 3rd and 4th. Mr. D. C. Hayden of
Orangeburg is president and Mr. J. E.
Johnson of Lanford, this county, is sec
retary of the State association.
At a well attended meeting of the
Laurens County Letter Carriers' Asso
ciation, held in the court house last
Wednesday afternoon, a committee of
three was appointed to look after the
entertainment of the delegates to the
State Convention, who are expected to
arrive in the city Tuesday afternoon,
July 3rd. This committee is composed
of Messrs. Arch C. Owings of Gray
Court, B. M. Wolff of Aima and L. D.
Sullivan of Laurens.
The county association also elected
Mr. B. Marvin Wolff secretary and
treasurer in place of Mr.. W. B. Clark,
who was recently appointed a city let
ter carrier in the town of Greenwood.
Mr. S. G. McDaniel, carrier on Lau
rens route number four, is president of
the local association and is an enthu
siastic worker for the organization.
Bcath Near Princeton.
Mr. Henry J. Gaines, a well known
citizen of Greenville County, died Tues
day mornin/ *t his home near
Princeton e \ illness of many
months. Mi l was one of the
oldest inhabi' ? hu section and
has lived all hi within one hundred
yards of where he was born. He has
been a faithful member of the Baptist
Church for more than fifty years. His
remains were laid to rest in the old
family burial ground near his home.?
Honca Path Chronicle.
The commencement at Wofford Col
lege will begin Sunday, June 10th.?
Messrs. Samuel Whitfield Puckett and
Joseph Courtenay Anderson of this
county are members of the graduating
Through the courtesy of Mr. J. Ar
chie Willis, THE Advkrtirer in in re
ceipt of an invitation to the commence
Death in Dials.
Mr. Taylor Campbell, aged sixty,died
at his home near Dials Church Monday
afternoon and was buried Tuesday. He
was a highly respected citizen and
leaves a widow and several children.
Cows Killed by Lightning.
During a thunderstorm Sunday after
4noon lightning killed three cows be
longing to Mr. B. Bailey, four miles
east of the city.
Three Heavy Rains.
Very heavy rains fell in this section
Saturday, Sunday and Monday after
noons, washing the streets in a terrible
manner and doing considerable damage
to the growing crops.
Always keep us in mind and come
here to buy your Jolly Tumblers.
S. M. & K. H. Wilkes & Co.
Mr. J. G. Sullivan spent Sunday at
Mr. John C. Sims, of Waterloo, spent
Tuesday in the city.
Mr. Lamar Smith spent Sunday at
his home in Spartanburg.
Miss Josie Sullivan is home from Ag
nes Scott College for her vacation.
Mr. William D. Sullivan, of Tumb
ling Shoals, was in the city Monday.
Mr. W. B. Clark, of Greenwood, vis
ited in the city Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Downey vis
ited relatives near Brewerton Sunday.
Miss Dolly Roland will retui.. home
to-morrow from Lander College, Green
Mr. John Wells Todd, of Davidson
College, is at home for the summer va
Messrs. Plumer Pitts and J. H. Wood,
of Poplar Springs, were in the city
Messrs. M. L. Cheek and J. W.
Mitchell, of Princeton, were in the city
Miss Lula Taylor and Master Evart
Taylor of Princeton were in the city
Messrs. J. M. Golden ami Willie
Strawhorn of Wares Shoals were in
Miss Lucia Barksdale has been re
elected teacher of the Trinity school
for another year.
Mr. Thomas Switzer, who is travel
ing for the Crescent Company, spent
Sunday in the city.
Mrs. J. C. McDaniel and children, of
Ekom, are visiting hcv parents in Green
ville county this week.
Miss Ella Roland, who has been
teaching in the graded schools at Con
way, is at home for the summer.
Mrs. R. C. Richardson and little
daughter, of Manning, are on a visit to
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sulli
Dr. J. Ben Jones has returned to the
city from Greenville, where he went
for medical treatment several weeks
Mr. J. A. Roland is at home from
Turbeville, Clarendon county, where he
ha.j been teaching during die past
Chief of Police W. S. Bagwell and
Mr. Willie Henderson spent Sunday at
Princeton with Mr. W, H. Bagwell and
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Cabb have re
turned from the commencement exer
cises of the Cokesbury Conference
Mrs. B. E. Posey and children at
tended the Cokesbury Conference
School commencement at Cokesbury
Mr. Knox Simpson is at homo from
the University of Pennsylvania, Phila
delphia, where he is pursuing a medi
Rev. J. T. Taylor, of Wares Shoals,
returned to his home Monday from En
orce, where he conducted a two weeks'
Mr. L. B. Blackwell and Miss Re
becca Blackwell attended the funeral
yesterday at Clinton of their aunt, Mrs.
Rebecca E. Bell.
Mrs. C. L. Poole and Miss Lenora
Martin are spending commencement
week at Due West as the guests of
Mrs. J. H. Epps.
Miss Bessie Roland is on an extended
visited to her sister's, Mrs. .1. E. Car
lisle, of Charleston, and Mrs. 11. A.
McLeod, of Bishopville.
Mr. Charles P. Brooks, former coun
ty superintendent of education, is at.
home from Adrian, Ga., where he has
been teaching during the past year.
Messm. O. P. Goodwin and J. Wade
Anderson attended the State Farmers'
Union at Anderson last week as dele
gates from the Laurens County Union.
Dr. Wyatt McDaniel, of Taylor's,
Greenville county, spent several days
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. K.
McDaniel, of the county, during the
DEATH OP A YOUNG MAN.
Mr. Lafayette Henderson. Son of the Late
Mr. John C. Henderson.
Mr. Lafayette Henderson, son of
Mrs. W. H. Bagwell and the late Mr.
John C. Henderson, died near Prince
ton, at the home of Mr. W. H. Bag
well, his step-father, Monday night at
8 o'clock after a lingering illness. The
funeral and burial took place at Mt.
Bethel yesterday afternoon at <1 o'clock,
the services being conducted by the
Rev. Mr. Barre, pastor of the church.
The deceased was about, twenty-three
years old, and leaves a wife, who was a
Miss Elledge, and two children. He
was a brother of Mr. J. Willie Hender
son and a step-brother of Mr. W. S.
Bagwell, both of this city.
An Advertiser "Want" Ad.
Two weeks ago Mr. M. H. Fowler ad
vertised "Unknown Peas for Sale" in
the twenty-five cents' advertising col
umn of The Advertiser with the re
sult that he got an order from a citizen
in Rock Hill for the entire lot, the Rock
Hill customer stating that he saw the
ad. in The AnvKtrnsnn. He got the
peas, Moral: If you have anything to
sell advertise it in the advertiser.
F?ll ANOTHER YEAR.
Supt. Sallcy and Eight Teachers Re
?elected?Four New Members of the
, Faculty Selected.
At a meeting Thursday afternoon of
the Board of Trustee of the Laurens
City Schools a superintendent and
teachers for the 1900-1907 session were
elected. Ptof. Nathaniel Moss Salley
was re-elected superintendent, as were
the following teachers of the faculty
during the po. session: Miss Clara Ri
ley, of BambOl ; Miss Helen Coggans,
of Newberrj ; iss Bertha Wells, of
Wells, Orangeb 'g county; Miss Meta
Allen, of Lowndi ville; Miss Ida Pat
rick, of Lexingto Mrs. C. S. Fuller,
Miss Emily Meng ul Miss Mary Mil
ler, of Laurens. 1* ir new teachers
were elected to vanca niea in the fac
ulty. They are: Miss Dorcas Cahnes,
of Laurens; Miss Chesnut Evans Me
Intosh, of Dovesvillo, Darlington coun
ty; Miss Louise Woolen, of Farmville,
Va.; Miss Amelia Kennedy, of York
They come most highly recommended.
Miss Calmes is a Laurens girl, who
since her graduation from Winthrop
two years ago, has been teaching in
the graded schools at Albemarlc, N. C.
Miss Mclntosh is also a Winthrop grad
uate, and has been teaching at Tifton,
Ga. Miss Wooten has boon teaching at
Barnwell, this State. She is a gradu
ate of the State Normal College, loca
ted at Farmville, Va., her home.
Miss Kennedy graduated from Erskine
College, and comes here from Morgan
ton, N. C, where she has been teach
ing in the city schools.
The board also re-elected Thomas
Sanders principal, his wife and Janio
Langford, assistants, of the colored
Col. J. W. Ferguson is chairman of
the Board of Trustees, and Mr. C. H.
Roper, secretary. The other members
are: Messrs. C. C. Feathcrstone, J. J.
Pluss, 0. B. Simmons, P. A. Simpson
and Dr. W. II. Dial.
THEY MARRIED IN AUGUSTA.
Mr. W. D. Sullivan, Jr.. Wins a Bride of
Ellcton, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. William I). Sullivan,
Jr., who were married in Augusta,
Ga., Wednesday evening last, were in
the city Friday afternoon on their way
to Tumbling Shoals for a visit at the
home of the groom, who is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sullivan of that
Mrs. Sullivan was Miss Serena Bush,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. E. Bush
of Ellcton, S. C. For the past several
months Mr. Sullivan has been located
at Bush's, a station on the Charleston
& Western Carolina road, twenty miles
The bridal oouplo was accompanied
by Mrs. Sullivan's mother and the
party visited in Spartanburg before go
ing out to Tumbling Shoals.
LATIMER INTRODUCED IT.
Amendment Allowing Persons on R. F.
D. Routes to Furnish Boxes Passed.
Washington, May 111.? The post-of
fice appropriation bill, which passed
the senate this afternoon contains a
provision offered by Senator Latimer
that persons living along rural free de
livery routes may furnish their own
boxes instead of being compelled to
purchase those furnished by the gov
ernment. This amendment was offered
by Representative Sims of Tennessee in
the house but was rejected, so that
Senator Latimer decided to introduce it
in the senate. Mr. Latimer had already
seen Mr. Penrpso and other senators
about it 80 that when he offered it in
the open senate and made a brief ex
planation of thp reason for it, it was
readily accepted by the chairman, and
put in the bill.
If it is not thrown out by the con
ferees it will relieve the country people
from the necessity of paying $1.50 for
a 16 cents box.
TILLMAN AND JOHNSON TO SPEAK.
At Political Barbecue at Sandy Flat,
Greenville County, July 7th.
Greenville, June L?Senator Tillman
and Congressman Johnson have ac
cepted invitations to speak at a big
political barbecue and rally on July 7th
at Sandy Flat, in this county. No spe
cific subject was assigned to Senator
TUlVnan, but this will be the first Till
man campaign meeting of the year, and
presumably he will talk about the dis
pensary. Other Tillman meetings will
ANDERSON ELECTS DELEGATES.
To Stale R. F. I). Association Which
Meets in Laurens, July 3-4.
The Anderson County R. P. D. Car
riers' association, at the meeting yes
terday afternoon, elected Mr. ft. A.
McElroyof Pelzer and Mr. J. R. Har
ris of Belton aa delegates to the state
association, which meets In Laurens
July II and 4. Anderson Mail, May 31.
The Traffic Conference.
The South Carolina Traffic Associa
tion was organized in Greenville last
Tuesday with Mr. L. W. Parker of that
city as president. Dr. W. H. Dial, of
Laurens, was elected one of the direc
tors, and Dr. II. K. Aiken, also of this
city, was chosen a member of one of
the committees on railroads.
We can supply your wants with the
best quality of V ruit Jar Caps and Rub
B, M. & E. H. Wilkes &,Co.
WATERLOO HKiH SCHOOL.
Close of Session Celebrated With All-Day
The Waterloo High School, taught by
Prof. G. 11. Llgon and capable assist
ants, closed its 1905-'0G session last
Thursday. On Friday tho school and
patrons, together with a large crowd of
spectators, picnickers and others, en
joyed the several speeches that were
made by County Superintendent of Ed
ucation It. W. Nash, Mr. Clarence
Cuningham and Dr. John H. Miller, of
Cross Hill, member of the lower house
of the General Assembly of South Car
olina, and the old-fashioned picnic din
ner that was served under the spread
Mr. W. Carl Whar ton was master of
ceremonies, and every one present en
tered into the spirit of the occasion,
winch was a very happy one indeed for
Prof. Llgon, Mr. Wharton and all the
rest of the citizens of Waterloo who
feel such a pride in their line school.
SOCIETY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF
RURAL SCHOOLS ORGANIZED.
In the afternoon the gathering was
addressed by Miss Mary T. Nance, of
Cross Hill. Miss Nance is connected
with the State Society for the Improve
ment of Rural Schools, and her remarks
concerning this work, as undertaken by
the women of South Carolina, were
very interesting and highly appreciated
The State Society was organized a year
ago at Rock Hill, and the work of form
ing county and other subordinate socie
ties has been in progress during the
past year with encouraging results.
At the conclusion of Miss Nance's
talk a local society was organized, with
Rev. J. L. Pay president, Miss Susie
Pearco secretary, and Mr. Gary Cul
NEW SCHOOL BUILDING.
During the past year the people of
Waterloo have built a handsome new
school house, which is centrally located, j
and reflects credit on the town, showing
as it docs the progress in things educa
tional in and around the progressive
community of Waterloo.
Prof. Ligon has been re-elected prin
cipal of the school for another year, and
it is understood that he has accepted
the position. Prof. Ligon is regarded
as one of the first teachers of the comi
ty, and the patrons of the Waterloo
High School are to be congratulated
upon being able to retain him as the
head of their fine school.
HE AUD Mi. NEVILLE.
Baccalaureate Sermon at Presbyterian
College of South Carolina Delivered
by Its Distinguished President.
Clinton, June 4. ?A large congrega
tion was present Sunday morning to
hear I he commencement sermon of the
Presbyterian College. Dr. Jas. Thorn
well was unable to be present and Dr.
W. G. Neville filled his place, preach
ing from the third chapter of Phillip
pians, thirteenth and fourteenth verses.
The theme of his discourse was the im
portance of having a high ideal in life.
The services were attended by all de
nominations, their churches closing for
The corner stone of the new college
will be laid Tuesday afternoon at six
o'clock. Dr. W. G. Neville, the presi
dent, Dr. Robert Adams, of Laurens,
and others, will take part in the cere
Mrs. Wade Thompson, of Abbeville,
Miss Roberta Thorn Wei I, of Fort Mill,
and Miss Johnson, of Newberry, arc
the guests of Miss Marion MeCrary.
Miss Mary Asia;, of Yorkvillc, will
spend this week with Miss Neville.
Miss Annie Gilkerson arrives to-day |
to visit Mrs. Edgar Owens.
Tho German Club have issued invita
tions to a dance on Wednesday evening
at Copeland's Hall.
Miss Sarah Harvin is tho guest of
Miss Mollie Mausen.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Spencer gave a
reception to the graduating class and
their friends on Wednesday evening.
Miss Fronde Kennedy spent Saturday
and Sunday at home.
Miss Mabel Giles, of Greenville, is one
of the week's visitors, staying with
Mrs. T. L. W. Bailoy.
Cnpt. Thos. J. Duckctf.
Sheriff T. J. Duckott has been on
crutches during the past week by rea
son of a sprained ankle, which was done
several weeks ago in Atlanta as he was
returning from the New Orleans re
union. In dismounting from a crowded
'bus the Captain missed his footing and
fell to the payment, catching on his
feet. The fall gave him a considerable
shock, but he did not think much of it
until lifter getting home, when his
ankle began to give him considerable
pain, steadily growing worse, until he
had to take to crutches several days
ago. He is at his office every day,
however, and no complaint of his allli<
tion is heard from him.
Paul Nnsh's Appointment.
A special from Washington Bays'
"Paul Nash, a brother of J. Wright
Nash of Spartanburg, who recently
won a competitive examination for su
perintendent of construction in the
Navy Department, has been' ordered to
proceed at once to New Orleans and as
sume his duties there.
"Mr. Nash Is now engaged in busi
ness at Orangeburg and today wrote
Representative Johnson asking him to
have his orders changed so that he
would not have to leave his present
position on short notice. Mr. Johnson
has taken the matter up with the De
partment and expects to have the or
ders changed In conformance of the
wishes of Mr. Nash."
IN HONOR OF DAVIS.
Daughters of (he Confederacy Commemo
rate His Birthday.
The birthday of Jefferson Davis was
commemorated by ihe members of J.
B. Kershaw chapter, Daughters of the
Confederacy. At a meeting Monday
afternoon of the chapter at the home
of Mrs. Robert B. Bell, highly enter
taining papers on the life of Davit) were
read by Mrs. J. F. Bolt and Mrs. T. D.
Darlington. The report of Memoria)
Day was also submitted to the chapter
in a well prepared paper by Miss Lil
lian Irby, secretary.
Music, was furnished by Misses Tallu
lah Cainc and Charlotte McGowan, and
altogether a most interesting meeting
was held, rendered very delightful by
the charming hospitality of the hostess.
The chapter has been holding monthly
meetings but it has suspended now un
Today the members of the Chapter
will meet and prepare a contribution of
(lower i, which will be sent to Colum
bus, Ohio, to be placed on the graves of
the Confederate dead in that city next
SENTENCED THE THIRD TIME.
(Murderers of the Carter Children Musi
Pay Death Penally.
Valdosta, Ga., Jnne2.?For tho third
time since the murder of the Carter
children, J. G. Kawlings and his sons,
Milton and Jesse, and Alf Moore, col- j
orcd, have been sentenced to be hanged.
The date fixed Is Friday, July 1!5.
Judge Mitchell asked each of them if
they had anything to say why the sen
tence of the Court should not he pro
nounced, both boys responded in short
talks, in which they asserted their inno
cence, and stated that their lives had
been sworn away by Alf Moore and
.1. G. Rawlings made quite a long
speech to the Court, in which he de
clared that his boys had nothing to do
with the killing. Etesaidthat they had
not had a fair trial and that they had not
been treated right, that their convic
tion was the result of misrepresentation
on the part of those who had testified
against the boys. Rawlings spoke en
tirely for the boys and made no refer
once to himself.
Alf Moore had little to say, except
that he had told the truth at the trial
and that he believed that God was
pleased with what he had done.
Mr. 0. P. Qoodwin of Laurens Elected to
This Position-'-Olhcr Slate
Anderson, June 1.?Tho State Farm
ers' Association convened this morning
for the election of officers and current
business. Yesterday was devoted to
drn fling the constitution and consumed
the entire afternoon.
The following olllcors and committees
were elected. President O. P, Good
win, of Laurens; Vice-president, T. T.
Waketield, of Anderson; Secretary and
Treasurer, B. F. Baric, of Anderson;
Chaplain, A. B. Black, of Greenville;
Organizer, M. A. Mahaffey, of Helton;
Conductor, W. R. Holliday, of Anderson
D. n. Williams, of Greenwood, Door
keeper, and (J. K. Putmnn, of Green
The following Executive Committee
was appointed: J. T. Boggs, of Lib
erty; J. B. Pickott, of Oconee; W. F.
Kennedy of Abbeville; W. L. Anderson,
of Greenwood, and C. Sims Brown, of
The association endorsed the "ware
house system" to be owned and con
trolled by the farmers themselves.
A resolution was passed to request
the Agricultural and Mechanical Asso
ciation of South Carolina to grant a
day to the State Farmers' Association
at the former's annual State session to
be hold at Columbia this year.
President Duckworth of the National
Association was named as speaker for
the State Association at the convention
at Clcmson on August 13, of this year.
A resolution was passed heartily
thanking the citizens of Anderson and
Anderson county for their cordial re
ception and co-operation.
A resolution was also passed thank
ing the newspaper;; of the Stale for
their courtesies and fair treatment of
About 100 delegates were present,
representing in all twelve counties of
Bitten by a Mad Dog.
A ten-year-old negro girl, daughter
of Cal Fuller, a tenant on Magistrate
W. W. Campbell's place, near Water
loo, was bitten one day last week by a
dog, which is supposed to have been
mad with hydrophobia. Tho dog at
tacked the child in the road, and bit
her three times. The wounds wer.'
promptly cauterized, and later a mad
stone was applied.
Sunday afternoon, shortly after the
heavy rain which fell In this vicinity,
Judge Beasly, colored, undertook to
cross Taylor's branch, about a mile and
a half from the city, when his horse
was swept down the stream and
We have two hundred beautiful Pic
tures, with frames four inches wide.
? Ih ; 16x20, eighty-five different, sub
jects; four Styles of frames to select
from, i'hes" are $1.25 values, hut to
cloi 0 them out quick we arc to sell
i hem at 75 cents for your choice while
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos & Co.
PRIVATE SECY TO
Mil. J. T. JOHNSON.
Mr. P. H. Fikc, Formerly of Laurens,
and Well-Known Newspaper Man,
Receives Good Appointment.
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson has
appointed Mr. Pierre IL Pike, of Spar
tanburg, as ins private secretary. Mr.
Pike, like Mr. Johnson, is a native of
Laurens, and tho fact that lie has re
ceived such a nice appointment is grat
ifying to ins many Laurens friends and
The following notice of the appoint
ment? is from the Spartanburg Journal:
"P. H. Pike, the well-known news
paper man, has been appointed private
secretary of Congressman Johnson.
The appointment will take effect this
month, and will give Mr. Johnson the
services of a capable and efficient man.
Mr. Pike's numerous friends in Spar
tanburg and elsewhere will congratu
late him on his good fortune in securing
this fhv.! appointment, and will wish
him great success.
"Mr. Pike is a native of Laurens
county, but has lived in Spartanburg
for ten years or more. He is a gradu
ate of W of ford College, and subse
quently for several years was engaged
In the newspaper business in this city,
being connected with the Daily Herahl
as city editor, which position he resign
ed a short time ago. He has been en
gaged recently in the study of short
hand, so as to fit himself for his new
work. He has made excellent progress
in this difficult art, and expects to be
ready during this month to enter upon
his new duties.
"Mr. Pike's newspaper experience,
combined with his fidelity and dilligent
industry and superior native ability, pe
culiarly and especially adapts him to
important and responsible duties as
secretary to a member of congress and
Mr. Johnson's friends will be gratified
to know thnihe is to have the assist
ance in his work of so capable a man as
"Mr. Pike succeeds J. Broadus
Knight, who resigned to become pri
vate secretary to Senator Tillman."
DF.ATH OF A LADY.
Mrs. Rebecca 0. Bell, Widow ol the Late
Mr. W. B. Bell.
Mrs. Rebecca E. Pell, widow of the
late Mr. W. B. Hell, died at her home
at Clinton Monday morning after a brief
Mrs. Bell was seventy two years
old, and had resided at Clinton most all
her life. The funeral and burial ser
vices took place at Clinton yesterday.
The deceased leaves a sister, Mrs.
B. A. Bawl, of Columbia, and a number
of other relatives in the county.
MKS. CAPFRS VF.RY ILL.
Wife of Bishop Capers in a Critical Con?
dition at Summer Home.
The Columbia Record Monday con
tained the following:
"A telegram received yesterday by
Bishop Capers, who was at Rock Iliil
at the time to confirm a class of Win
throp girls in the Church of Our Sa
viour, bore the sad intelligence of the
sinking condition of Mrs. Capers, who
has been ill for several weeks at their
summer home in Transylvania county,
N. C. It is feared that Mrs. Capers
cannot last much longer. Bishop Ca
pers came lien* last night, and left this
morning for Greenville, arrangements
having been made there to take him to
the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains
in an automobile, thence to proceed bv
COTTON BEING HELD.
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Thousands of Bales Still in the Hands of
Columbia, June 4. ?A great amount
of cotton is still being held throughout
the State for better prices, but it is im
possible to accurately estimate bow
much. Money has been tight all over
the State on this account, though re
cently the country banks have been
calling these loans, and much cotton
had to be released. Most of the cotton
in the warehouses in the cities is being
held for the mills, and is not to be put
on the market, but still greater quanti
ties are being held in the farm yards
There are nearly 40,000 bales of cotton
in Columbia, but less than 10,000 bales
of this will be sold, the remainder be
ing held by the mills. About 6,000
hales are being hold for sale at Green
wood, it is said. But many farm yards,
particularly in the up-country, are cov
ered with cotton.
A Columbian ill Anderson last week
reports seeing 1,500 bales at one farm
about fourteen miles out from town.
That's $76,000 worth of cotton. Maj.
R. M. PcgUCS, near Chcraw, has 725
bales lying in his ward. A Florence
man has 400 bales.
Another June Wedding.
Invitations have been received in this
city to tho marriage of Miss Elizabeth
Othclla Humphries to Mr. Albert Jef
ferson Taylor, Thursday morning, June
14th, at 8 o'clock, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Humphries, Sedalia, Union county.
The prospective groom is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Taylor, of
Princeton, this county, and ha;; been
residing at Sedalia for several years.
A Western Wonder.
There's a Hill at Bowie, Tex,, that's
twice as big as last year. This wonder
is W. L. Hill, who from a weight of 90
pounds has grown to over ISO. He says:
"I suffered with a terrible cough, and
doctors, gave me ni> to die of consump
tion. I was reduced to 00 pounds, when
I began taking Dr. King's New discov
ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds.
Now, after taking 12 bottles, I have
more than dor bled in weight and am
completely cured. "Only sure Cough and
Cold cure. Guaranteed ny PalmettoDnur
< k>. and Laurens Drug Co. Trial bot
The revival services at the First Bap
tist Church continue.
Mayor W. R. Richey has returned
from a professional visit to Columbia.
Mr. Henry Sprousc, a popular young
gentleman and salesman of the city, is
The condition of Mr. R. P. Milam
wi.<$ is sick at his home remains practi
Hon. C. C. Featherstone delivered
the annual address Monday at the com
mencement of the Cokesbury Confer
Mr. W. Frank Bailey announces him
self as a candidate for re-election to the
office of county commissioner in THE
Mr. Jas. A. Madden'a condition this
week is reported as quite serious. He
has been ill at his home at Madden's
for the past several months.
Mr. D. F. Balentine has returned
from a visit to Cuba. Sec his announce
ment for county commissioner in this
issue of The Advertiser.
Mr. Alva Lungston, of Maddens, is at
home from the Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Ky. After a brief vacation
he will teach again this summer near
Mr. John Thompson, son of Judge
O. G. Thompson, left Sunday for Fort
Valley, Ga., where he has a good posi
tion. His wife and brother, Mr. Todd
Thompson will follow in a few days.
Miss Nina Cotton, of Atlanta, and
Rev. Joseph Hodges, of Florence, who
have been attending the Paris Moun
tain Bible Institute during the year, are
the guests this week of Rev. and Mrs.
Col. J. H. Wharton is attending the
commencement exercises of the Green
ville Female College this week. Ho
went up Monday afternoon to be pres
ent at a meeting* of the board of trus
tees, of which he is a member.
Messrs. Bcnj. D. Reigcl, treasurer of
Hie Ware Shoals Manufacturing Com
pany, and W. C. Cobb, Superintendent
of the Ware Shoals Cotton Mill, were
in the city Saturday afternoon, the
guests of President N. B. Dial.
Mr. "George M. Sexton, son of Mr.
F. M. Sexton, who has finished his sec
ond year at the Seminary, Louisville,
Ky., is spending awhile in the city with
his father's family. Later he expects
to be located in Colleton county, where
he will engage in mission work.
COTTON CROP REPORT.
Government Estimates Total Area at
Washington, June 1.?The crop esti
mating board of statistics of the Agri
cultural Department finds the total
area planted in cotton in the United
States this year to be about 28,080,000
acres, or 6.2 per cent as compared with
the total estimated acreage planted
The average condition of the growing
crop on the 26th of May was 84.6, com
pared to 77.'J last year, same date; 83
in 1001, and the ten year average of
81.0. Per centage of area and condi
tion of crop compared with last year
for several States follow:
North Carolina, - - 104 84
South Carolina, - - 105 82
Georgia, .... 106 86
Florida,. 94 83
New Orleans, June 4,- The Times
Democrat, herewith presents the first
of its reports on the cotton crop of
1906-1907. The concensus of opinion
points to the following results:
(1.) That there has been a moderate
increase of acreage, probably about
5 per cent.
(2.) There has been a considerable
increase in the use of commercial fer
tilizers in the sections where they are
(3.) Abnormally low temperatures
[ have retarded the growth, and made a
good deal of replanting necessary.
(4.) Complaints of lack of labor are
general, thousands of hands having
been attracted to other industries by
the high scale of wages.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
LOST One black female Shepherd
dog, with white ring around neck. Re
turn of dog or information concerning
same will bo duly rewarded by J. Thos.
Reden, Gray Court, S. C.
WANTED- Lady or gentleman of
fair education to travel for firm of
$250,000 capital. Salary $1,072 per year,
payable weekly. Expenses advanced.
Address Geo G. Clows, I,aureus, s. ('.
CANE SEED- Amber and Orange
Can.' Seed for sale at M. H. Fowler's,
Laurens, S. C. 44-11
LOST-Gold Stick Pin with beaded
oval top; initial "J" in center. Suita
ble reward if returned to Miss Pretwell
at o. B. Simmons Company. 44-11
DON'T FAIL To see our line of port
able and traction Engines. Iludgens
Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
ENGINES We now carry in stock a
full line of Portable and Traction En
gines, also Throshera. Iludgens Bros
Laurens, S. 0. 33 tf.
SAW MILLS-If you want a Saw
Mill get our price before you buv.
Iludgens Bros. Laurens, S. C. S8tf
FOR SALE-Siding. Flooring. Ceil
ing, Shingles, rough lumber, etc. See
me before buying elsewhere, r ]\
Duckett or Toy Garrctt, at Hunter's
atore, Laurens, S. Cv 39-tf
OF MEAT PACKING
President Conveys Mes
sage to Congress.
INSPECT STOCK YARDS.
Conditions Existing in Chicago Packing
Houses, According to the Report
Submitted, arc Revolting.
Washington, June 5.?Tho following
is President Roosevelt's message to
Congress on the packing-house evils,
The Senate and House of Represen
tatives: I transmit herewith the re
port of Mr. James Pronson Reynolds
and Commissioner Charles P. Neill, the
special committee whom I appointed to
investigate into the conditions in the
stock yards of Chicago and report
thereon to me. This report is of a pre
liminary nature. I submit it to you
now because it shows the urgent need
of immediate action by the congress in
the direction of providing a drastic and
thorough-going inspection by the \fed
eral government of all stock yards and
packing houses, and of their products,
so far as the latter enter into inter
state or foreign commerce. The condi
tions shown by even this short inspec
tion to exist in the Chicago stock yards
arc revolting. It is imperatively ncces- .
sary in the interest of health and of
decency that they should be radically
changed. Under the existing law it is
wholly impossible to secure satisfactory .
The report shows that the stock yards
and packing houses are not kept even
reasonably clean, and that the method
of handling and preparing food pro
ducts is uncleanly and dangerous to
health. Under existing law the nation
al government has no power to enforce
inspection of the many forms of pre
pared meat food products that are daily
going from the packing houses into
inter-State commerce. Owing to tho in
adequate appropriation the department
of agriculture is not even able to place
inspectors in all establishments desir
ing them. The present law prohibits
the shipment of uninspected meat to
foreign countries, but there is no pro
vision forbidding the shipment of unin
spected meat in inter-State commerce,
and thus the avenues of inter-State
commerce are left open to traffic in dis
eased or spoiled meals. If, as has been
alleged on seemingly good authority,
further evils exists, such as the im
proper use of chemicals and dyes, the
government lacks power to remedy
A law is needed which will enable
the inspectors of the general govern
ment to inspect and supervise from the
hoof to the can the preparation of the
meat product. The evil seems to be
much less in the sale of dressed car
casses than in the sale of canned and
other prepared products.
In my judgment the expense of the
inspection should be paid by a fee levied
on each animal slaughtered. If this is
not done, the whole purpose of tin- law
can at any lime be defeated though an
insufficient appropriat ion; and whenever
there was no particular interest in the
subject it would be not only easy but
natural thus to make the appropriation
insufficient. If there were not this
consideration I should favor t he govern
ment paying for the inspection.
Let me repeat that under the present
law there is practically no method of
stopping these abuses if they should be
discovered to exist. Legislation is.
needed in order to prevent the possi
bility of all abuses in the future, if no
legislation is passed, then the excellent
results accomplished by the work of
this special committee will endure only
so long as the memory of the commit
tee's work is fresh, and a recrudescence:
of the abuses is absolutely c -rtain.
I urge the immediate enactment info
law of provisions which will enable the
department of agriculture adequately
to inspect the meat ami meat-food
products entering into inter-state com
merce and to supervise the methods of
preparing the same, and to prescribe
the sanitary conditions under which the
work shall be performed. I therefore,
commend to your favorable considera
tion and urge the enactment, of y.ub
stantinlly tho provisions known as sen
ate amendment No. 25) to the act, mak
ing appropriations for the department
of agriculture for the fiscal year ending*
June 30, 1907, as passed by the senate,
this amendment being commonly known
as the Bovcrldge amendment,
T HP.ODOR k Rons r v ki .t.
Tho White House, June I, 180tf.
Mr. J, S. Machen has a FbrcQ of
workmen engaged in building h\H new
warehouse near the depot. He. is using
the building cement, blocks and it. will
no doubt, be a very handsome, building
R. L. Walker of Tin; Advp.ktiski:
w.-nt to Columbia to-day to see Charles
ton and Columbia play ball.
The Board of Trustees of the City
Schools will hold an important, n.t
The Winthrop glrla are expected
home to-day for the. summer vacation.
The umbrella shorts at the passenger
station are practically finished.
We are offering a special bargain in
a solid oak suit of fhree pieces: Roll
foot Bed, six feet high, with 24-Inch
French bevel mirror on Bureau and
Wash Stand. Fora short time we of
fer this beautiful suit for $1R.75. it in
a regular twentv-dollar value.
S. M. & E. H. Wiik. & Co.