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J. FRAZER LYON
Ho is Candidate for Attor
YOUNG MAN OP ABILITY
As Chief Dispensary Investigator He Has
Made (food?lie Will Oppose the
Columbia, June 18.? Mr. J. Frazer
Lyon, chief dispensary investigator,
who, perhaps, has done more than any
other one man to brand the dispensary
grafters, and who, with Senator Chris
tensen has borne the brunt of the inves
tigation for the past year, has filed his
pledge with State Chairman Willie
Jones as a candidate for attorney gen
eral. His action is in response to let
ters from all parts of the state urging
him to .make the race. Mr. Lyon is a
young man, and is a comparatively re
cent entry into the political arena, but
he has conducted this investigation with
energy, courage and ability, though he
not only did not seek the place on the
committee, but sought to avoid being
appointed. Mr. Lyon has not been
identified with the Tillman faction, but
before this investigation began he was
an advocate of the dispensary system,
believing from his observation of condi
tions in Abbeville, that this was the
sensible solution of the problem. It is
understood now, however, that he will
advocate abolition of the system.
Rev. Mr. Campbell at Cross Hill.
The Rev. R. E. Campbell of New
York is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. G.
Williams, at Cross Hill. He is an J
alumnus of Newberry college and came i
to South Carolina primarMy ttr Attend
the commencir.cia exercises of that
institution and deliver an address before
the literary societies. He is an Episco
pal clergyman but preached Sunday at
Liberty Springs Presbyterian church,
Cross Hill. The Rev. Mr. Campbell be
longs to a prominent county family and I
is a successful minister.
What's the good of keeping from him
Any good things you may see,
That wdl lift his load of labor
Like Rocky Mountain Tea.
Ask your druggists.
The Nations Club Meets.
Miss Willou Boyd entertained the
Nations Club on Friday afternoon at
six o'clock. Oriental decorations were
used, the idea being carried out by the
use of Japanese and Chinese lanterns,
napkins, score cards and table covers.
Miss Lila Hart poured tea in the hall.
After several rounds of progressive
Nations delicious refreshments, consist
ing of peach ice cream and cake, were
The number of visitors made this an
unusually interesting meeting. Among
them were Mrs. S. B. Talley of Tryon,
North Carolina, Mrs. Lamar Smith,
Miss Louise Mclntosh of Dovcsville,
Miss Mary Ashe of Yorkville, Miss Tal
lulah Neville of Clinton, Miss Nell Not
tingham of Virginia and Miss Lucile
Wilson of Newberry.
Ekom, June 18.?After a week of |
rain the sun has again shone out and
crops are looking fine.
Rev. Melvin Shell stopped over from
his regular appointment at Mt. Galla
Sher and preached for us at Ekom Sun
Mrs. Sarah Gray, who has been sick
for three months, died Wednesday, and
was buried the following day at Union
Church. She was eighty-two years old
and had for many years lived a consist
ent Christian life.
Miss Fannie Jones of Laurens is vis
iting friends in this section.
Mr. Bee Culbertson is at home spend
ing awhile. He is working for the
Chicago Portrait Company.
The young men of Ekom have or
ganized a base ball team and practice
every Saturday afternoon.
Miss Kennedy Assistant Editor.
The Advertiser has secured the
services of Miss Fronde Kennedy as
assistant editor and reporter for the
paper. Miss Kennedy is a very capa
ble and accomplished young lady and
will add very much to the brightness
and attractiveness of the paper.
.She is not a stranger to Laurens,hav
ing taught for a term in the city schools
when she made ho3ts of friends.
Don't buy any Dry Goods, Notions,
Millinery, Skirts, Muslin Underwear, 1
etc., until you see the offerings of the
New York Salvage Co. at The Hub.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
NOTICE?We have just received a
lot of IiOng Silk Gloves, in black and
white. They are scarce and parties de
siring them should call at once. O. B.
Simmons Co. 4fi-lt
DON'T FAIL?To see our line of port
able and traction Engines. Hungens
Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
TAKEN UP?Dark red, short horned
Cow. with white spot on both hind legs
and both flanks. Owner can get same
by calling on Andy Boyd and paying for
trouble and this notice. 46-11
ENGINES -We now carry in stock a
full line of Portable and Traction En
gines, also Threshers. Hudgens Bros
Laurens, S. C. 33 tf.
WANTED-Tc sell or exchange for
a buggy, a good second hand carriage
and harness. J. P. Parks, Gray Court,
S. C. 46-lt
SAW MILLS-If you want a Saw
Mill get our price before you buy.
Hudgens Bros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
FOR SALE - Nice lot of Pigs, I. O.
C. and Berkshire mixed. Five weeks
old. Price $2.00 each NOW.
J. T. Peden, Gray Court, S. C.
FOR SALE ? Siding, Flooring, Ceil
ing, Shingles, rough lumber, etc. See
me before buying elsewhere. C. H.
Duckett or Toy Garrett, at Hunter's
store, Laurens, S. C. 39-tf
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ittftnta, <j?n. Office 104 N.Pryor Street.
Mrs. Foster Simpson is visiting in
Miss Dolly Roland is home from Lan
Mrs. Rufus Dunlap of Mountville was
in the city Friday.
Mr. R. E. Copeland visited his brother
at Clinton Sunday.
Mr. Carl Barksdale of Clinton spent
Sunday in the city.
Mr. Dick Richardson of Pinewood is
visiting in the city.
Mr. B. F. Simpson, of Gray Court
was in the city last week.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Burns returned
from Greenwood Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Childress have
returned from T?te Springs.
Solicitor R. A. Cooper attended court
in Newberry the past week.
Miss Elsie Babb is visiting her uncle,
Mr. C. L. Babb, at Landruni.
Miss Bessie Crews has returned from
a visit to her aunt in Greenville.
Miss Mattie Hellams went to Owings
Station to visit friends Monday.
Misses Eloise and Annie Anderson of
Augusta are visitmg in the city.
Mr. J. P. Dillard of Tylcrsville was
in the city on business Saturday.
Miss Eleanor Duckett went to Clinton
to visit Mrs. J. F. Jacobs on Monday.
Miss Dorcas Calmes will leave this
week for Mississippi to visit relatives.
Misses Allie Burns and Pearl Garrctt
of Barksdale were in the city shopping
Mr. J. S. Craig, president of the First
National Ba;.!. of Clinton, was in ih*
Mr. Marcelle Jackson of Grafton, W.
Va., has been visiting his sister, Mrs.
W. H. Anderson.
Mrs. Mary A. Watson after a visit
to her son, Rev. E. C. Watson, has re
turned to Hobby vi lie.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Taylor went to
Hendersonville, N. C, yesterday after
noon for a few days' stay.
Miss Emily Meng left on Tuesday for
Charleston where she will be the guest
of Mrs. Louis Sherfesee.
Messrs. W. B. Harmon and John B.
Harmon were in the city fi'om the Ty
lersville section Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Wilson has returned to
her home in Newberry after a visit to
Mrs. C. C. Featherstone.
Mrs. M. J. Blackwell of Union ar
rived in Lauren.-. Monday for a visit to
her son, Mr. L. B. Blackwell.
Mrs. J. E. Burnsides and children of
Greenwood are visiting the family of
Mr. Jared D. Sullivan this week.
Prof. Bothwell Graham of the Pres
byterian College, Clinton, and Mr.
Grantland Graham were in town Tues
Mrs. Samuel B. Talley retured to
Tryon, N. C, on Monday after a two
weeks' visit to Mr. ?.id Mrs. W. L.
Miss Aurelia Vance of Clinton has
been the guest of Miss Grace Simmons.
She is now with Dr. and Mrs. G. C.
Mrs. Jane Boyd of Spartanburg after
a visit to the family of Mr. J. W. Jones
left Friday for Greenville where she
will visit Mrs. M. G. Pope.
Mrs. Emma T. Griffin of Clinton who
has been visiting her brother, Mr. J. W.
Jones, left on Friday for Greenville
where she will visit her son Mr. Will
Death of Mrs. Mock.
Mrs. Elizabeth Mock, widow of the
late Mr. John Mock of Youngs town
ship, died at her home last Friday, aged
seventy-seven. The funeral and burial
services took place Saturday at Durhin
Creek Baptist Cuurch.
In addition to Mr. J. D. Mock of this
city, who was a step-son, Mrs. Mock is
survived by two daughters, Misses
Mattie and Maggie Mock and one son,
Mr. W. L. Mock.
Mr. A. J. Taylor and bride of Seda
lia, Union county, are visiting in Laur
ens and at Princeton. Mrs. Taylor was
Miss Bessie Othella Humphries, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Humphries,
of Sedalia. and her marriago to Mr.
Taylor took place at her home Thurs
day morning at 9 o'clock, the ceremony
being performed by the Rev. William
After a visit to Mr. and Mrs. John
W. Taylor, the groom's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Taylor will within a week or
ten days be at home to their friends at
The New York Salvajce Co.
As will be seen by the page announce
ment in this issue, The Hub Store has
turned over their entire stock to The
New York Salvage Co., who will in
augarate a ten days sale, commencing
Saturday. June 23rd at 9 A. M. The
New York Salvage Co. are no strangers
here, having conducted the most suc
cessful sensational sale ever held in our
midst for The Hub just a year ago.
This firm is known all over the United
States aa the most expert sale con
ductors. They guarantee everything
they say in their advertisements. The
Hub store has an enviable reputation
for handling nothing but the latest up
to-date goods and tins sab; will be an
opportunity to improve that all careful
buyers will embrace. Read the adver
tisement carefully and make up your
mind to be on hand Saturday morning
at 9 o'clock when the sale opens. Mr.
J. L. Stern of The Salvage Co. is now
in the city and assures the people of
Laurens and vicinity the most wonder
ful bargain feast ever at tempted in this
county. There will be music during
FOR NINETEEN SIX.
Total Value of Taxable Property in
County Outside the Corporations, is
$4,046,470?A Gain of $214,170.
County Auditor C. A. Power com
pleted and forwarded to the comptroller
general his abstract for nineteen hun
dred and six last Friday or about fifteen
days earlier than is customary. But
this is only another demonstration of
his energy and efficiency.
The abstract shows a total of taxable
property, personal and real, outside of
the corporations of the county, to be
$4,048,470, which is a gain of $214,170
over last year.
Mr. Power states that the grand total
will reach a little over six and a quar
ter million this year when the mill,
railroad and other property is put on
The total number of acres of land re
turned for taxation this year is 420,007;
value $2,204,610. Buildings, $173,985.
Lots, $233,840. Buildings (in town)
Horses, 1,841, value, $88,220. Cattle,
7;117, value $69,870. Mules, 4,314,
value $197,680. Sheep and goats, 681,
value $620. Hogs, 3,659, value, $10,
995. Dogs, 2,643, value $13,215. All
other property $564,795.
Mr. Taylor a Rural Carrier.
Mr. W. L. Taylor has been appointed
rural carrier for Laurens No. 2 and be
gan his rounds on last Saturday. Mr.
Taylor made 100 on his examination for
the place, which is the maximum points
to be made.
Mr. Taylor will still be connected with
THE Advertiser and will be found at
his post between trips.
A LARGE RECEPTION.
Mi*? Giate Simmons Entertained in
Honor of Her Visitor, Miss Mills.
Tuesday evening MiBs Grace Sim
mons entertained in honor of her charm
ing visitor, Miss Susio Mills of Rock
Hill. Progressive hearts was the prin
pifHd game of entertainment for the
evening. The first'prize, a Gibson pic
ture, was won by Miss 1 alia Mae Dial,
who presented it the guest of honor,
Miss Mills. The consolation prize was
awarded to Miss Lucy Clardy.
The decorations for the occnsion were
very attractive. In the center of the
dining room stood a large pink and green
umbrella from which were suspended
hundreds of dainty packages of candy,
souvinirs of the evening, which were
distributed to the guests. During the
evening an ice course was served and
altogether a most enjoyable time was
passed by all.
The guests for the evening were:
Misses Susie Mills, Lila Hart, Donic
Counts, Minnie Bollin of Columbia,
Mary Bowen, Pauline Anderson, Talu
lah Caine, Edna and Annie Sitgreaves,
Nell Miller, Annie and Lizzie Richcy,
Hellen Greenwald of Spartanburg,
Mary Todd, Olie Adams, Aurelia Vance
of Clinton, Lenora Martin, Beff Shell,
Willie May Childress, Mary and Bessie
Burton of Newberry, Zelcnc Gray, Ina
Little, Daisy Sullivan, Julia Fretwell,
Annie and Julia Gilkerson, Josephine
Fuller, Mary Belle Babb, Josie Sullivan,
Maggie and Lucy Clardy, Lalia Mae
Dial, Blanche Clardy, Lizzie Switzer,
Hattie Boulware, Dorcas Calmes, Nan
nie K. Hudgens, Mrs. Nottingham of
Virginia; Messrs. Carl Barksdale, Frank
Boland and Robert Vance of Clinton,
Douglas Gray, Clarence Bramlett, A.
IL Sanders, Clyde Ray, George Blake
COMMENCEMENT AT CLINTON.
Thornwell Orphanage One of the Orna
ments of Laurens County.
The commencement exercises of the
Thornwell Orphanage are in progress
The boys of the Philokosmian Society
held a declamation contest Friday night,
which was very creditable to them. A
medal will be presented to the success
ful contestant on Wednesday night.
On Sunday the baccalaureate sermon
was preached by the Rev. Richard Orme
Flinn of Atlanta. His text was: I.
Corinthians, VII, 29. "But this I say,
brethren, the time is short." Mr. Flinn
also preached in the evening at the Un-1
ion Meeting held in the Methodist
The exercises of commencement will
be held in the handsome new building
just completed and now used for the
On Monday evening the girls literary
society, the Euphranian, presented a
play called "Rebecca's Triumph." The
play represented college girl life and
was very enjoyable. Misses Louise
Fernell and Julia Clark were especially
commended for their good acting.
On Tuesday evening the graduation
exercises tooK place and on Wednesday
night the school exhibitien.
A number of old pupils of the Or
phanage are re-visiting it this week.
ley, J. B. Brooks, Rhett Babb, Tom
Switzcr, Charles Simpson, Charlie
Kern, Charles Ellett, Brooks Childress,
Coke Gray, Earl Wilson, R. F. and
Creswell Fleming, Ossie Anderson,
Clyde Franks, Albert Todd, R. E. Cope
land, George Balle, Knox Simpson, Tom
Ray, W. II. Gilkcrson, Jr., Yancey
Gilkerson, William Lancaster, Henry
Lancaster, Henry Shell, Geo. W. Shell,
W. R. Richey, Jr., Frank Crisp, Gor
dan Garlington, Dudley Young, Jim
Dunklin, Mr. Jackson of Fairmont, Va.,
Jamie Roland, Eugene Yeargin, Y. A.
Simmons and others.
NEGRO KILLED IN
Wess and Shelton Black Charged With
Killing Jim Young Saturday Night
Verdict of Coroner's Jury.
Returning from church on Sunday
night, three negroes had a difficulty and
Jim Young was shot and instantly
killed. The others made their escape.
The shooting occurred at the edge of
the Nash woods, near the side track of
the C. N. L. road. The verdict of the
Coroner's Jury was that Jim Young
came to his death by a gun shot wound,
the gun being in the hands of Wess
Black, with Shelton Black, as accessory
before the fact.
Mr. Pierce Irby Wins Scholarship.
Mr. Pierce Butler Irby, son of the
late Senator J. L. M. Irby, has been
awarded the Legare scholarship in the
South Carolina University.
Scholarships are conferred in the
regular four years' courses of study
upon such students as may be selected
by the faculty for scholarship and good
conduct. It is required that the stu
dents selected shall have been members
of the College for at least one collegiate
year, and shall have completed all of
the studies of the course with the grade
of proficiency in each of the studies of
the year in which the appointment is
made, and in the averago for the stud
ies of each year.
Mr. Irby has just completed his
Services in the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. T. T. Walsh is expected in
the city Sunday, June 24th, and will
conduct services in the Church of the
Epiphany in the evening of that day.
Listen for a moment while we tell you about some
thing enteresting? It's a shoe?a shoe that is as
comfortable when it's sold as the "old friend" the
customer has worn out. It needs no breaking in
Believe us when we say that these Shoes, although
they are so comfortable, don't look "shovel
nosed" or clumsy like most comfortable Shoes.
They come in a wide variety of styles, from which
a young man may perfectly satisfy his tastes, and
an elderly man as well.
Do yourselves the favor of looking into our shoes'
construction and see how scientifically they are
constructed, so that they not only give the feet
comfort, but keep them absolutely at even tem
perature and distribute the weight of the body
evenly so that all parts of the Shoes wear evenly.
Let an opportunity pass to secure comfort, such as
tnese Shoes give the many men who wear them?
Then, at least, call on us that we many tell you
more about them. The price to you is?
$2.50 to $5.00.
Customer's Shoes Shined Free. The One-Price Store.
Laurens, - -- -- -- -- -- South Carolina.
LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. ?
Tho Laurens German Club gave an
enjoyable dance Friday night.
Capt. C. M. Smith, commercial agent
of the Atlantic Coast Line, was in Lau
rens Thursday afternoon.
Dr. Manning Edwards of Hickory
Tavern reports excessive rains In his
section, but says that the damage is
Miss Mary Simpson went to Pacolet
on Monday to visit Mrs. J. It. Macom
son. She will remain until after the
marriage of Miss Lucile Wright and
Miss Nell Nottingham of Cape Char
les, Virginia, returned home after a
pleasant to the Misses Caine. Miss
Toccoa Caine accomparied her and will
remain until September.
Mr. J. Andy Jones of lower Jacks
was in the city on Monday and reported
heavy rains in his section during the
past few weeks. He says that the crops
are becoming very gras3v and without
dry weather will soon be in a very bad
The Hon. M. F. Ansel of Greeeville
was in Laurens a short time Monday.
He was on his way to Charleston and
St. George for the opening of the cam
paign. He seemed in excellent spirits
and expressed himself as hopeful of
winning out in the gubernatorial race.
Misses Maude Hammond and Carroll
Herndon of Greenviile are visiting their
aunt, Mrs. Clifton Jones. Miss Mary
Sullivan entertained about fifty of the
young people in their honor last Friday
night. Delicious refreshments were
served and the young people passed a
Mr. J. A. Wallace and Mr. Hub Wal
lace of Belfast were also here on Mon
day. With them the rains have not
been heavy, but abundant. Crops are
not grassy and can be put in first-class
condition in a few days of dry weather.
Mr. Wallace says that one day last week
he sowed peas in his bottoms in the morn
ing and went back to plow in the after
noon and the river was out of its banks
from excessive rains up the country.
Bomar-Smith Wedding in Spartanburg.
The marriage of Miss Amaryllis Bo
mar and Mr. Lamar Smith in Spartan
burg last Tuesday morning is of interest.
The wedding took place at the home of
the bride's sister, Mrs. J. T. Montgom
ery, at eleven o'clock. The decorations
of field daisies and ferns were beautiful,
forming a most effective background
for the wedding party. The bridal
party entered to the strains of the Bridal
Chorus from Lohengrin sung by a quar
tette. The attendants were Miss Louise
Montgomery and Mr. Frank Hodges of
Spartanburg, and Miss Sadie Bomar of
Atlanta with Mr. Ilickman Stribling of
Spartanburg. The ceremony was per
formed by the bride's brother, the Rev.
Paul Bomar of Alabama, assisted by
the groom's father, the Rev. W. T.
Smith of Spartanburg. After an elabor
ate breakfast Mr. and Mrs. Smith took
the noon train for Laurens where Mi
Smith holds the position of Secretary
of tho Laurens Cotton Mills.
They are making their home with
Mrs. Alex. Rose in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Smith is a very charming woman
and is welcomed into Laurens society.
Noted Evangelist Coming.
Rev. Frank M. Hauser of Augusta,
Ga. will begin a scries of illustrated
sermons under his new gospel tent in
Laurens Wednesday night, June 20th,
on the lot adjoining the Baptist Church.
Mr. Hauser has been in Greenwood for
the past ten days where large congrega
tions have been in attendance not with
standing the rainy spell. In addition to
his illustrated sermons lie illustrates by
beautiful views the hymns that he uses.
He has also a fine selection of moving
pictures which are shown nightly which
add greatly to the interest of his meet
Rev. Mr. Hauser is a native of South
Carolina, but for the past seven years
has been a resident of Augusta, Ga.
where he has been the pastor of two
Baptist. Churches. He has also been
the pastor of prominent churches in this
He is endorsed by the leading Bap
tists of Augusta, and of Georgia, and
the city and religious press, of that
state. His illustrated services have
been commended by the "Greenwood
Journal" and "Baptist Press" that is
published in (Ireenwood. Mrs. Hauser
and bis only son Frank M. Jr. will join
him in Laurens.
Among the many beautiful sermons
he will deliver in Laurens will be:
"The Beautiful Life of the Master."
"Christ in Art."
"From the City of Destruction to the
' 'The Wages of Sin."
"The Healingof a Syrian General."
Other views are being made which, it
is hoped, will be received by him before
he leaves Laurens.
It goes without saying that his tent
will be packed nightly by our best peo
An Old Murder Charge.
Sheriff Duckett brought Horace Shep
pard, colored, from Newberry Monday
afternoon and lodged him in jail charged
with the murder of George Workman
in this county four or five years ago.
The killing took place in the vicinity of
Gold vi lie and Sheppard who is charged
with the murder made good his escape.
A few months ago he was arrested in
Newberry county, charged with killing
a negro in that county, and at the re
I cent term of the criminal court in that
county he was tried on tho charge, but
First Meeting Held at St.
At Last Moment Col. Lumpkin of Colum
bia Enters Against the Senator
Eight Candlatcs For Covcrnor.
Columbia, June 18.- The chief matter
of interest in the political campaign
was the announcement today that Col.
W. W. Lumpkin would oppose B. R.
Tillman. Col. Lumpkin is commercial
agent in this state for the Georgia rail
way and has thousands of friends. He
is a strik-' speaker and a man of un
impeacht c integrity. He was a gal
lant soldier in the Con federate army
and is a brother to Justice Sam Lump
kin of the supreme court of Georgia, a
grandson of the late Governor Lump
kin and a nephew of former Chief Jus
tice Lumpkin, of Georgia. He will
make the campaign warm.
Messrs. Featherstone and C. A. Smith
did not enter the race on the anti-dis
pensary platform, but A. C. Jones is in
the race and will pour hot shot, into the
Following is a Iis*, of all candidates,
the majority of whom will attend the
first meeting at St. George's tomorrow:
United State Senate?B. R. Tillman,
of Edgefield and W. W. Lumpkin of Co
Congress: Third District -- Wyatt
Aiken of Abbeville, and J. E. Boggs,
Fourth District?W. C. Irby, Jr., of
Laurens; J. T. Johnson, of Spartan
burg, and G. H. Mahon of Greenville.
Governor?M. F. Ansel, of Green
ville; C. L. Blease, of Newberry; W.
A. Edwards, of Saluda; R. I. Manning
and J. E. Brunsen, of Sumter; John T.
Sloan and J. J. McMahan, of Richland;
A. C. Jones of Newberry.
Lieutenant Governor ? Thomas G.
McLeod of Lee.
Secretary of State ? R. M, Mi.Own,
of Florence; J. B. Morgigen, of Berke
ley; L. M. Ragin, C? Columbia, and M.
P. Tril/ole, of Anderson.
Attorney General: D. Frazer Lyon,
of Abbeville; John W. Ragsdale of
Florence and L. F. Youmans of Rich
Comptroller General?A. W.Jones, of
Abbeville; G. L Walker of Greenville.
Adjutant and Inspector General: J.
C. Boyd of Greenville; L. W. Haskell,
Railroad Commissioner?James Can
sler, of Tirzah; John C. Sellers, of Sel
lers, J. M. Sullivan, of Anderson; J. A.
Summersett, of Columbia and John H.
Wharton of Laurens.
Str.te Superintendent of Education:?
0. B. Martin of Greenville.
In Honor of Mr. Marccllc Jackson.
Mrs. W. H. Anderson entertained a
few friends Thursday night with cards
in honor of her brother, Mr. Marcelle
Jackson of Graf ton, West Virginia.
Dainty refreshments, consisting of cake
and ice cream, were served. Those
Sresent were Dr. and Mrs. Teague,
Irs. J. T. Johnson, Misses Aurelia
Vance of Clinton, Susie Mills of Rock
Hill, Grace Simmons, Lila Hart, Julia
Fretwell. Lola and Pauline Anderson,
Messrs. William Lancaster, Gus Sim
mons, Hac Sanders and Ossie Ander
Dials, June 18th.?-Owing to the ex
tended wet weather, we farmers are
getting behind with our farm work.
"Gen. Green" is going to give us a
tough battle yet.
Crops through this section look fairly
well for the time of year.
Misses Emma Harris and Lila Sim
mons are home from Lander College.
Mr. George Putman went to Green
ville the latter part of last week on
Mrs. Dora Abei'crombie and little
boys, Eugene, Ben, and Raymond, of
Honea Path spent several days with
friends and relatives in our midst re
cently, returning home Monday.
Saturday afternoon during a thunder
storm lightning struck a tenant house
on Mr. P. M. Heliums' plantation. The
house was occupied by Jim Copeland,
colored, but he and his wife happened
to be at another negro house at the
time, so there was no one in the house.
The lightning tore out a part of the
chimney and one or two windows, broke
up most of the dishes and part of the
furniture, and set the house on fire.
Fortunately it was soon discovered and
Miss Bessie Cannon is home from
College for the summer.
Two Negroes Shot.
As a grand finale to a negro barbecue
at Cross Hill on Saturday, Paul Jack
son shot Ben Grant and Coot Crisp on
There seems to have been no falling
out, but Jackson bad borrowed a pistol
and was loath to return it empty, 80 ho
began popping off the cartridge's indis
criminately in a house and the two ne
groes were hit, but neither dangerously
We learn thai there was another ne
gro shot near Gray Court on Saturday
night, but we could not learn the par
(iood Meeting Closed.
Rev. Sam W. Danner and Rev. J.
Harvey Danner of Leesville, assisted by
the Rev. W. C. Kelley, pastor, have
just closed a most successful meeting
at the Second Methodist Church. The
meeting lasted about ten days and was
one of the best revivals conducted in
the city this season. The Rev. Messrs.
Danner have promised Mr. Kelly to
come back about the first week in Aug
ust to assist in a meeting that will then
be in progress at Leesville with Rev.
J. F. Anderson of Gray Court in charge.
Mr. Fuller, the Champion firowcr.
The most magnificent head of cab
bage that we have seen this season was
on exposition at the store of Mr. M. H.
Fowler on Saturday. It was grown by
Mr. A. C. Fuller. Jr., from seed
bought of T. W. Wood & Son of Rich
The cabbage weighed '.'.\ pounds
"root and branch" and was of the
"Mammoth Drumhead" variety.
This is a cabbage year and everybody
has nice cabbages, but this tops any wo
Big sale commences at The Hub Sat
urday. It will pay you to wait.
Now York Salvage Co,