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Board of Trustees of the New Institution ]
Accepts Bid of Florence?Executive
Florence, June 8.?Florence gets the
Industrial School, which was ordered
established by the recent session of the
Legislature. Such was the decision of
the board of trustees at a late hour this
An executive committee, with power
to erect buildings, has been appointed,
and the work of the erection of build
ings will begin at tho earliest possible
moment. This is the only authentic in
formation that the board will give out
at the hour this message is sent.
Dr. D. D. Wallace, of Wofford College, j
Judge A. C. Haskell and Dr. J. L. Mann
were appointed as the executive com-'
AH Eastern Carolina will rejoice with
fair Florence when it is known that the
Pee-Dee section hns at last captured one
of tho State's institutions. The mem
bers of the board of trustees individually
expressed their most unqualified ap
proval of the site and the location, and
when the vote was put Florence was
Tho members of the board of trustees
of the South Carolina State Industrial
School arrived here this morning for
the purpose of examing the site that
has been donated to tho board for the
location of the new school, and to act
upon the matter of definite location.
The party consisted of the following
gentlemen: Governor D. Clinch Hey
ward, Col. A. C. Haskell, of Columbia;
Dr. T. A. Crawford, of Rock Hill, Dr.
W. C. Irby, of Laurens; Mr. Henry P.
Archer, of Charleston, and Dr. J. L.
Mann, of Florence, who is secretary of
HOW THE DAY WAS SPENT.
The party was met at the Coast Line
Station by President J. Willard Rags
dale, Dr. J. L. Mann, Mr. Hartwell M.
Ayer, and others of the committee, and
were escorted to the Central Hotel. At
10.30 o'clock a reception was tendered
them at the City Council Chamber,
where a light lunch was served with re
freshments by a committee of ladies.
A large number of our townspeople
called and met the visiting gentlemen.
At 11 o'clock the members were taken
in carriages and conveyed to the site
offered by the city, which was donated
to the city by the Atlantic Coast Line,
and which comprises 137 acres, all of
which is known as the "Old Stockade"
tract just south of the city limits, and
directly opposite the National Ceme
tery. The gentlemen took great inter-1
est in the drive as they were on historic
ground, "The Old Yankee Prison."
From there they were escorted to Rog
er's Bridge, on Black Creek, six miles
east of the city, where an abundance of
Florence County fish stew, a la Henry
S. Rose style, was served. They were
about a hundred in the party that par
took of stew and refreshments.
At 6 o'clock this afternoon the party
returned to the city, and a" meeting of
the board was immediately called at the
parlors of the Central Hotel, where the
matter of selecting the location of the
school was considered and acted upon.
Take it aii in all Governor Heyward
and the members of the board were
simply ^carried away with the clever
hospitality of the Florentines, and the
splendid entertainment accorded them
while in the "Magic City" of Eastern
Carolina. All of the members of the
party returned to their homes this eve
KILLED HER ASSAILANT.
Negro Brute Shot to Death by Brave
Charlotte, N. C, June 10.-With re
markable courage, Miss Pearle Jones,
night long distance telephone operator
at Selma, this State, shot and fatally
wounded a negro brute, who, by his
own confession, had premeditated an
assault upon her. Miss Jones heard
noises outside her*office at midnight
and seizing her pistol went out to in
vestigate. As she stepped outside the
negro, Bud Anderson, attacked her,
and she promptly fired five times, mor
tally wounding her assailant and then
returned to her work. Anderson made
a death-bed confession, implicating an
other, who was arrested and jailed.
The people are highly excited, and
trouble is feared. Admiring citizens
have raised a fund with which to pur
chase for Miss Jones a gold mounted re
volver and gold medal.
The News From Waterloo.
Waterloo, June 12.? Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Wharton spent several days this
week with relatives at Greewood.
Mr. J. M. Giles, of Anderson, spent
several days here recently on business.
Mr. George Moore, of Clinton, is
here with friends.
Messrs. Charley and Eugene Walker
arc visiting relatives in Waterloo.
Mrs. W. W. Flowers, of Appleten,
S. C, is with her sister, Mrs. L. L.
Mrs. David Black, of Cross Hill, is
with the family of her mother, Mrs.
We had a splendid rain Saturday af
ternoon, which was very much needed.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Culbertson vis
ited relatives and friends in the Ekom
section last Sunday.
Mr. C. H. Pcttus and family are on a
brief visit to Norfolk, Va.
Mr. Clyde Fuller, of Greenwood,
spent last Sunday here with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Cnrl Wharton will leave
next week for Harris Lithia Springs,
where they will spend the summer.
Mr. Wharton will have charge of the
hotel during the coming season.
Mr. Henry Raysor, of Cross Hill,
spent several hours here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Anderson are
with relatives and friends in New
Crops through this section are far
above the average.
When the ba'by talks, it is time to
five Hollister's Kocky Mountain Tea.
t's the greatest baby medicine known
to loving mothers. It makes them eat,
sleep and grow. 35 cents. Tea or Tab
lets. Ask your druggists.
Have you bought a Refrigerator yet?
If not let us show you our hnc, we have
only a few more left and if you want
one now is the time to buy.
S. M. & E, IL Wilkes >: v'<?.
GRADUATES OP THE CITADEL.
Supt. Martin Desires Them to Have
Columbia, June 8.?State Superinten
dent of Education Martin wants to holp
the graduates of the Citadel get good
schools. He has issued a circular call
ing attention to the list of graduates
and giving their addresses.
Tho letter reads:
Columbia, June 7, 1906?To tho Coun
ty Superintendent of Education.?My
Dear Sir: The following young gentle
men will graduate from the South Caro
lina Military Academy at the coming
commencement, as beneficiary cadets.
If you can aid them, or any one of them
in securing positions in the public
schools, I am sure the same will be ap
C. F. Colvin, Fairfield; F. B. Culley,
Richland; J. R. Dickson, York; P. J.
Harrison, Greenville; R. E. Gribbin,
Barnwell; J. L. M. Irby, Laurens; L.
E. Langston, Spartanburg; F. F. La
Roche, Charleston; J. G. Lowry, Ches
ter; T. C. McGhee, Anderson; F. H.
McKinney, Greenville; J. J. McGuire,
Chester; R. C. Moore, York; J. M.
Moorer, Dorchester; F. J. Oakes, Dar
lington; W. P. Pollitzer, Beaufort; C.
A. Roof, Lexington; J. W. Simms,
Charleston; H. H. Stevens, Berkeley;
R. W. Wingo, Spartanburg; and C. C.
O. B. Martin,
State Superintendent of Education.
Mr. Parker's Testimony.
The testimony by Mr. Lewis W. Par
ker before the Dispensary Investigation
Committee, is especially interesting as
disclosing the attitude of the whiskey
men who deal with the Dispensary.
Whether or not Lanahan told the truth
is not pertinent to the issue, it is cer
tain that he said what Mr. Parker tes
Mr. Lanahan's point of view is that
his house must get business from the
State Dispensary. If it cannot get the
business by selling goods on their mer
its, then it must directly induce mem
bers of the board of control to place or
ders with his house, making it to their
private advantage. If this method fails
the house must have a representative in
South Carolina who will exercise the
proper degree of influence over the
members of the board of control. The
whiskey house must get orders, legiti
mately if it can, but by all means and
any means necessary, get orders. The
whiskey house, in Baltimore, is enti
tled "to do business" with the South
Carolina Dispensary. So thinks Lana
Sam J. Lanahan sets up to be a "high
toned" wholesale whiskey dealer. We
arc inclined to believe that as com
pared with many others, his claim can
be sustained. Nevertheless, it seems
clear that whoever buys whiskey for
South Carolina, if they refuse to buy
whiskey from such houses as that of
Lanahan, will in all probably be offered
Does any sensible man entertain for
a moment the thought that Legisla
tors, curious and cunning artificers in
legislation, can contrive a statute that
will preserve untarnished and immacu
late the honesty of the controllers of
the State Dispensary? Will that clever
device of magic loops, steel traps and
snares for bribers, the Raysor-Manning
bill, do it?
Will Dispensary advocates have after
thoughts about beer dispensaries and
the case goods trade, which the Kaysor
Manning bill does not touch upon?
Let us suppose that Lanahan's house
failed to obtain orders solely because
the members of the board preferred to
order from other houses, and because
they were improperly influenced?in
that case, what would Mr. Lanahan
have done about it. ?News and Courier.
A Tribute of Respect.
Whereas, our Heavenly Father has
called to Himself our dearly beloved
sister, Phoebe Hellams; he it
Resolved, That while we humbly sub
mit to the Divine will, we realize in her
death that our Womnns' Missionary
Society of the Rabun Creek Baptist
church has lost an earnest and faithful
2. That we extend our heartfelt sym
pathy to the bereaved family, and pray
God's grace to rest upon them.
3. That a page in our minute book
be inscribed to her memory, and a copy
of these resolutions be sent to the fam
ily, and also to the Baptist Courier and
The Laurens Advertiser for publica
j tion. ^
Mrs. Emma Brooks,
Miss Charlotte Gray,
Miss Rucia Wolff.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF TRAINS.
On the Charleston & Western Carolina
Railway at Laurens, Effective June 3.
6:40 a. m. No. 15. Daily except Sun
day, for Spartanburg and intermediate
points. Arrive Spartanburg 0:20 a. m.
8:00 a. m. No. 87. Daily except Sun
day, for Greenville and intermediate
stations. Arrive Greenville 10:20 a. in.
1:50 p. m. No. 2. Daily, for Green
wood, Augusta, etc. Arrive Green
wood 2:46 p. m.; Augusta 5:25 p. m.
2:07 p. m. No. 1. Daily, for Spartan
burg, Hendersonvillc, Ashevillc, etc.
Arrive Spartanburg 3:40 p. m.; Hendcr
sonvillo 0:45 p. m.; Ashevillc 7:30 p, m.
2:00 p. m. No. 52. Daily, for Green
ville and intermediate stations. Arrive
Greenville 3:25 p. m.
10:50 p. m. No. 16. Daily except Sun
day, for Greenwood, etc. Arrive Green
wood 12:40 a. m.
No. 15, daily except Sunday, from
Greenwood and intermediate stations
(>:40 a. m.
No. 2, daily, from Asheville. Hender
sonvillc, Spartanburg, etc. 1:27 p. m.
No. 53, daily, from Greenville, etc.
1 :.'<5 p. m.
No. 1. from Augusta, Greenwood,
etc. 1:45 p. m.
No. 86. daily except Sunday, from
Greenville and intermediate stations
6:40 p. m.
No. 16, daily except Sunday, from
Spartanburg nnd intermediate stations
9:45 p. m.
Notice-The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as informa
tion, and are not guaranteed.
C. H. Casque, Geo. T. Bryan,
Agent, Laurens. Gen. Agent,
Ernest Williams, Gen. Paus. Agent.
R. A. Brand, Traffic Manager.
CALL REV. L. M. ROPER.
He is Wanted as Pastor of Baltimore
Says The Spartanhurg Journal under
date of Juno 8th:
'?Rev. L. M. Roper, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Spartanhurg,
while in Baltimore recently, whore he
preached last Sunday in one of the
largest Baptist churches in that city,
was Inghly complimented by the mem
bers of the congregation, a committee
waiting upon him and asking him if he
would consider a call to that church.
Mr. Roper assured tho committee that
he appreciated the compliment, but
gave no assurance that he would ac
cept, prefering to give tho matter
thought and consideration. He stated
that he had not thought of leaving
Spartanhurg. It is probable that the
church may extend a formal call to Mr.
The Baltimore church that is en
deavoring to secure Mr. Roper as pas
tor is one of the largest churches in the
city of Baltimore, in fact, it is one of
the largest churches in the state of
Maryland, and the compliment to Mr.
Roper is a high one.
Mr. Roper's friends in Spartanhurg
hope that lie will find it to his interest
to remain in the city. He has dome a
good work here and has made himself
popular with all denominations. He is
an active minister and thoroughly alive
in the interest of church work. Since
coming to Spartanhurg he has been of
fered the presidency of Furman Uni
versity, but declined the offer in order
to devote his energies to the work in
hand in this city. It was through his
efforts that the splendid and handsome
new church on East Main street was
erected. Through him the services in
the church have been made attractive
and interesting and his work in this di
rection has been most marked in the
night services, hundreds of people at
tending the night service each Sunday
Mr. Roper has been a good friend of
all classes of society and should he
ever decide to leave Spartanhurg he
will be missed by a wide circle of
friends. To the newspaper men of the
city he has proved a good and helpful
friend, often times assisting them in
the work of preparing articles for pub
lication upon the occasion of special re
ligious meetings and religious conven
tions. He has always cheerfully and
willingly given information of church
work and church events to the report
Cards to the following weddings have
been received in Laurens, the parties in
botlfc instances being well known and
having numerous friends in this city:
Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Colbert Moseley
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Thomas Duckett Copeiand,
On the evening of Wednesday, the
twentieth of June,
at half past eight o'clock
Prosperity, South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne L. Schumpert
invite you to be present
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. John Sanford McLuro
Thursday evening, June twenty-first
nineteen hundred and six
at seven thirty o'clock
Church of the Redeemer
Newberry, South Carolina.
Reminiscences of the Revolutionary War.
Editor Laurens Advertiser:
Well, Henry, if you will be a good
boy and mind, I will tell you about some
of the mishaps that befell one John
Pox, who lived up here, near the mouth
of Beavcrdam creek. He could holloas
loud as any man in the Ninety Six dis
trict for King George.
He was noted for wearing the red
coat. He was also the owner of some
of the fastest nags between the rivers.
His bell, or lead mare, was noted for
speed and beauty. He would carry his
horses across Reedy river, and place
hobbles on them and turn them loose to
graze on the rich grass and cane of the
Horse Shoe Bend. He would then climb
up to the top of the high bill next to
John Simpson's to watch for tho ap
pearance of the Whig soldiers, whom he
expected to come in by the way of Cul
bertson's mill. Instead of coming by
this route they made their way in from
the Saluda side. Hearing a commotion
down in the bottoms, he saw the Whig
scout after his horses. He ran at full
speed for the bell mare, and was cut
ting off the hobbles when the Whigs
Well, sir, what is your name? John
I Pox. I think at this time you are
caught in a hell of a nice box! This
was his pay for the horses.
On another occasion Box was looking
for a raid on him. He collected his ex
tra bed clothes, pewter spoons and
plates and other necessaries into a big
chest and buried them in the sand bot
toms. The Whigs were watching him
from tho opposite hills, and when ev
erything was quiet thoy crossed the river
and stole everything out of the chest.
Another time the Whigs raided Box's
house, when the family were all absent,
and stole what little plunder he had
left. On their return they met Rache
Box up the creek. She saw the corner
of her frock sticking out of a bundle
behind one of the men. Look a here,
John C, what are you doing with my
dres:;? and made a grab for if. Hold
on, Rachel, I will give you back your
clothes. He untied them and threw
them down at her feet.
Well, my boy, how would you liked
to have lived in such times? when neigh
bor stole his neighbor's stock, his house
hold goods, his provisions; and once in
a while burnt his house; and occasion
ally hung a man, when he got. too bad.
It will be a very difficult matter for
you young people to realize what great
hardships our fathers went through
with to purchase the freedom of our
country, which we also richly enjoy.
W*. D. S.
Tumbling Shoal:;, June!), 1906.
ntid WHISKEY HABITS
cured at home with
out pain. Itook of par
ticular!! sent Fit KK.
raamna n. m. woou.kv, m. d.
Atlanta, On. Office IM N. Pry or Street.
GOES TO DARLINGTON.
Mr. F. D. Hunter of Simpsonvlllc Takes
Greenville, June 9.?Mr. F. D. Hun
ter of Simpsonville, this county, n man
of much experience in the cotton oil
business, left today for Darlington,
there to assume the general manager
ship of the newly organized mills of the
old Independent Cotton Oil Company,
of which Mr. Bright Williamson of Dar
lington is to be the president.
Mr. Hunter will have the same posi
tion with the company as tho late Mr.
Robert Keith Dargan had with the In
Important to R. F. D. Carriers.
For the benefit of our renders, many
of whom receive mail on R. F. D.
routes, The Advehtisek publishes the
following order from the Fourth As
sistant Postmaster General, as received
by Postmaster Geo. S. McCravy:
1. "On and after July 1, 1900,
patrons of the rural delivery service
will be required to display signals on
their boxes when they leave mail in
i them for carriers to collect, as after
that date, carriers, when serving their
routes, will not be required to open and
examine any mail boxes except those
to which they have mail to deliver and
those on which signals are displayed to
indicate there is mail for carriers to
"2. Those patrons whose boxes are
not provided with signals must attach
thereto some device which, when dis
played, will plainly show passing car
riers there is mail to be collected. It is
not necessary tnat such device shall be
either complicated or costly; a very
simple arrangement will answer the
3. ' 'Carriers must lower the signals on
boxes after making collections, pro
vided no mail is left therein; and must
display the signals when they deposit
mail for patrons, unless the patrons
have made request to the contrary.
"4. The carriers must be > instructed
to promptly inform patrons of their
routes with regard to this Order, and
you should, without expense to the De
partment, use such other necessary
means for informing them as will se
cure a complete understanding and full
compliance on the date mentioned.
New Cure For Epilepsy
J. B. Waterman of Watertown, 0.,
Rural free delivery, writes; "My
daughter, afflicted for years with
epilepsy, was cured by Dr. Kings New
Life Pills. She has not had an attack for
over two years. Best body cleansers
and life giving tonic pills on earth. 25c
at Palmetto Drug Co. and Laurens Drug
There's Always Room for Good Men.
A leaflet has fallen into our hands
which does not bear the imprint of any
publication or house, which we regret,
as we should be very glad to give the
proper credit. It is so useful and sen
sible, and it should be of so great value
to all aspiring young men and women
that we are glad to print it entire. It
reads as follows:
Col. Henry Watterson says that when
he applied for his first employment on
a newspaper he was told;
"There are never any vacancies on a
good paper, but there's always room
for a good man."
Col. Watterson says he thought the
reply so good and true that, after be
coming an editor himself, he said the
same thing to all applicants.
It is true in all kinds of business. The
whole world is full of good places for a
There is hardly a big business concern
anywhere that does not realize its need
of good men. The work is waiting for
Thousands of incompetents offer
themselves, arc sized up by quick,
shrewd methods of measurement and
dismissed. But the good man, bright,
alert, willing, ambitious, reliable, is
slow in coming. He is rare.
But when he does come to claim his
own he comes into a kingdom.
When Grant was president, George
Pullman, the palace car magnate, once
remarked to him that he had been
looking for a young man, keen as the
keenest, built for big work and abso
lutely reliable. "And do you know,"
he added, "I haven't been able to find
such a man in live years' search?"
"I know the man," said Grant, "but
you can't have him. lie is Horace
Porter, my secretary."
But Pullman did get him, and for 20
years the present ambassador to France
was the executive head of the big
The practical question confronting
every young man to-day is not:
Is a big job ready for you?
Are you ready for a big job?
If you have the right stuff in you,
you don't have to go crawling on your
stomach for any man's favor.
You don't need to beg for a job ns
though you were asking charity. But
don't swell up and wait for big jobs to
come after you with a brass band.
Maybe, after all, there's not much in
you. People will not take you at your
own unsupported estimate. You have
to show them.
Ninety-nine men in a hundred think
they each would cut a tine figure if
only they could be picked up and set
upon a ready-made pedestal.
But there's nobody in the business of
making pedestals for others to stand
A good way to begin is by taking the
best job you can get, though a little
one, and turning it into a big one.
The smaller it is when you take it
and the bigger you make it, the better.
Men's abilities are measured by what
they have done, not by what they
think they could do if somebody else
gave them a chance.
Most all of the men in the world who
have amounted to much never had half
a chance until they made it themselves.
Notice of Citizens' Meeting.
The Board of Trustees of the School
District of the Town of Laurens hereby
calls a public meeting in the Court
House at 10 o'clock a. m., on Friday
Die 29th of .lune, 1900, of all those t ili
nens who return real or personal prop
erty in said district, for the purpose of
levying a tax on all such real and per
sonal property to maintain the City
Schools during the Scholastic Year of
By order of tho Board of Trustees.
C. H. ROPER,
Secretary of Hoard.
.lune 7, 1906. 45-Ut
If you feel run down drink Mineral Water. If you
want to keep well drink Mineral Water. If
you are already ill drink Mineral Water.
If you are convalescent drink Mineral
Water. If you are well, and want
to, drink Mineral Water.
Drink Mineral Water
all the time.
The Kind of Mineral Water to Drink:
Glenn Springs Mineral Water
White Stone Lithia Water
Stomp Spring: Water
Harris Lithia Water
In Barrels, Demijohns, Gallons and Half Gallons?any way you want it.
Harris Lithia Water Ginger Ale
We especially recommend the old, tried and tested Glenn Springs
Mineral Water and Harris Lithia Water. They are
Laurens, - South Carolina.