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PROGRESS OF THE
Seven Meetings Have Been
Held So Far.
LYON AND RAOSDALE.
Feature of the Campaign up to This
Time is the Race for the At
The State campaign opened at St.
George last Tuesday and since then
meetings have been held at Charleston,
Walterboro, Beaufort, Hampton, Barn
well and Bamberg. Today's meeting
will be at Aiken.
So far the meetings have been slimly
attended which is invariably the case in
the lower tier of counties.
So far interest in the meetings has
centered principally in the contest for
the attorney generalship as waged be
J. Frazer Lyon and J. W. Ragsdale.
Attorney General LeRoy F. Youmans
is a candidate for election to the office
to which he was appointed by the gov
ernor upon the death of Gen. Gunter a
few months ago, but he has been "un
able to attend any of the meetings on
account of the pressing duties of his
It is too early in the campaign to tell
who, if any, of the candidates for gov?
ernor has the lead. Mr. A. C. Jones of
Newbcrry, candidate for governor, has
been prevented from attending the
campaign meetings since the first, on
account of illness in his family.
Col. John H. Wharton appears to be
holding his own with his four oppo
nents for reelection on the State Rail
It will be several weeks before the
campaigners strike the up-country,
where the meetings will be better at
The following is taken from The
State's report of the campaign meet
ing in Charleston on Wednesday!
Charleston, June 20th.-About 400
people attended the meeting in Hiber
nian hall today and listened patiently
to the speeches of the candidates.?
There was very little enthusiasm and
once only was there anything like a
sensation. Mr. Ragsdale had made his
speech, in which he said that the office
of attorney general belonged to Gen
eral Youmans, if the record was
taken. When Mr. Lyon's turn came,
he promptly offered to retire if Mr.
Ragsdale would do the same and leave
the office to Gen. Youmans.
There was a whole lot of enthusiasm
right in the midst of both of the
speeches and many of those present
were in doubt as to exactly what was
said. Both Mr. Ragsdale and Mr. Lyon
were asked for statements afterwards
and they were furnished.
These statements practically settled
the matter and it is safe to say that
there will be no resignations and that
hereafter General Youmans will not be
discussed as the only rightful candidate.
The statements made by Mr. Lyon
and by Mr. Ragsdale created about the
only excitement in the meeting and the
Charleston people listened patiently to
the platforms as already published.?
True, Vincent Chicco distributed some
faces of himself and Senator Tillman
printed thereon and asked some of the
candidates some questions, but he was
not made much of and was given little
CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR.
Cole L. Blease was the first one to
speak. He came out for the dispen
sary. There were not 12 men in the
audience who would convict any one on
the newspaper reports sent out. He
asked for fair play and would vote for
the same in Greenville as he would in
Chicco wanted to know if JMr. Blease
favored any changes in the dispensary
law. Mr. Blease said he would bow to
the "king" and state that he believed
the dispensary system to be the best
and he favored the repeal of the Brice
Mr. Joel E. Brunsen came next. He
was a prohibitionist. He would never
compromise on anything else and would
make no compacts. He condemned the
dispensary system and the high license
proposition. Mr. Brunson's speech was
Mr. Richard I. Manning touched on
the issue of higher education and
equalization of taxation. He thought
too much prominence was given the
dispensary. He was no straddler, but
he did not stand for the dispensary as
it had been run. Whether the charges
of graft were true or not, the institu
tion must be purged of suspicion. His
bill known as the Raysor-Manning bill
would have done away with the pro
Mr. W. A. Edwards followed Mr.
"Brunson. He was opposed to the dis
pensary, in favor of compulsory educa
tion and thought that the present en
forcement of the law was so impotent
that the law and order leagues natur
Mr. J. J. McMahan thought the pro
blems now considered the greatest since
the war. He had served the state as
superintendent of education and his
policy had been outlined then. He be
believed in compulsory education and
was against child labor. Mr. McMa
ban's argument waa listened to with
very close attention. He touched very
lightly on the dispensary. Ho thought
the legislature was responsible for the
election of men that would bring the
dispensary into disrepute. The mem
bers seemed in theso elections to for
get all personal honor. Therefore he
was impressed with the fact that the
Rabun Creek Church Damaged and Store
Room Blown Down and Others Dam
aged at Uray Court.
During the progress of a heavy wind
and rain storm Monday afternoon in the
western part of the county a portion of
the new steel roof on the Rabun Creek
Baptist church was torn off by the wind,
entailing a loss of about $2tK), and the
fine grove surrounding the church was
almost ruined, many of the line oaks
being twisted off and others torn up by
the roots. The operations of the storm
seemed to have been confined to a small
area, aithough there was a heavy rain
fall throughout that section of the
Storm at Gray Court.
One of the severest storms that ever
visited this section was reported from
Gray Court last Saturday. It came up
about five o'clock and lasted for a
short time only, doing much damage
while it raged. It blew down a vacant
store belonging to Mr. Win. Mahaffey,
tore a large stained glass window out of
the Methodist Church, damaged the
store of Dorroh & Peden, and doubtless
did other harm, not yet reported. There
was some hail, and crops suffered
There was a storm on Sunday eve
ning in the same section, but much less
COL. J. W. WATTS VERY ILL.
One of the County's Venerable and
Col. J. Washington Watts lies at bis
home near Mountville critically ill.
He was eighty-six years old last Aug
ust, and his disease seems to be the
break-down of old age following an ac
tive life. His children have been
with him for several days. Since last
Saturday he has lain, scarcely breath
ing and speaking only occasionally. His
thoughts seem to be wandering over
the events of his life. His family are
heart-broken over his condition.
His daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hill, is
also quite ill.
Visit to Harris Springs.
A trip to Harris Springs on last Tues
day marks a pleasant milestone in the
lives of some of Laurens' young people.
The drive through the country was
very pleasant in itself and prepared the
crowd to enjoy the nice dinner which
Mr. Wharton knows so well how to
The shady walks and picturesque seats
were just the things to satisfy on such
a day. Even the sunny spots were
utilized as the kodak had not been for
After a bounteous luncheon, in which
fruit and fried chicken were the leading
features, about sundown the crowd was
ready for the moonlight drive.
All join in urging any and every one
who wishes to spend a happy day away
from business cares to go to Harris
Mrs. J. S. Bennett and Mrs. W. E.
Bramlett, the lenient chaperoncs, agree
that it would be hard to find a jollier
crowd than Misses Rosa Wright, Sarah
Dorroh, Mayme Armstrong, Avie Ma
haffey, Jessie Hix, L?he Armstrong,
Carrie Lou Dorroh, Messrs. C. E.
Bramlett, C. H. Armstrong, A. L.
Mahaffey, F. L. Henrv, T. L. Munroe,
Claude Boyd. and E. T. Babb.
Mr. H. C. Culbertson of Ekom brought
to The Advertiser office on yesterday
a curiosity in the shape of a cabbage.
It was one large head weighing (5
pounds with 29 satellites around the
base about the size of an egg. These
satellites were all well developed hard
head cabbages and except for the size
would have apparently been as desira
able for food as the large one.
San Francisco Earthquake.
Arrangements have just been com
pleted by which a reproduction of the
greatest calamity of modern times will
be represented by Moving Pictures by
the Albert L. Baker Production Com
pany, Wednesday and Thursday nights,
in tue Opera House, June 27th and
The price of admission will be 25 and
35 cents and reserve sale of seats will
open at the usual time and place.
Killed by Lightning.
During the progress of a thunder
storm late Thursday evening the wife
of Bluford Caldwell, an aged colored
farmer of the Alma section of the
county, was struck and instantly killed
Laurens Postmaster's Salary Raised.
The salary of the postmaster hero is
raised from $1,800 to $2,000 per annum.
This is an indication of increased busi
ness and so is a source of gratification
to the community. Mr. McCravy is
dispensary had not been given a fair
show. A strict prosecution should be
followed in punishing the graters.
Col. John T. Sloan, the next candi
date, told of his work to save the state
from Radical rule and his work in the
legislature in beh.ilf of the Citadel and
Charleston. He had also fought for
Winthrop and Clemson and he thought
he was qualified to be a candidate for
governor. He favored an honest ad
ministration of the dispensary law.
Mr. Martin F. Ansel of Greenville
was the next Hpeaker. He was well
received. Mr. Ansel was born in Char
leston and he thanked the people for
the support given him four years ago.
The Piedmont section asked for a gov
ernor this time. He spoke of his plat
form as published in The State this
morning. Ho was opposed to the state
dispensary. (Applause). He was in
favor of county option. The liquor
question should be handled as any other
county matter. He stood for a liberal
pension approprintion and other mat
ters now up before the candidates. He
asked an examination as to his record.
O. B. SIMMONS CO.'S
Wednesday, June 27th,
and we promise many GREAT VALUES. We have had a big season and have hundreds of Short Lengths
and Remnants, and in some cases full pieces of goods, which wc are going to turn loose at prices that will
strike you with astonishment. In addition to a great CUT OF PRICKS on Odds and Ends wc will put on
sale some extraordinary values ill desirable goods bought specially for for this sale.
Calico at 234 Cents.
Wc will sell until closed out from n to 12 o'clock each day, a lot of Shirting and Shirt-Waist Calicoes at 2% cents. In
order that every customer may get a chance at this great bargain we arc forced to limit 10 yards to each customer
or family, and we will sell none to merchants.
Dress Lawns at 234 Cents.
While they last we will sell, from 10.30 to 1 1.00 o'clock each day, a lot of Scotch Lawns in pretty and good washing col
ors at 2 cents. Ten yards to the customer or family?none sold to merchants.
Great 5c. Yard=wide Percale Sale.
About 1,000 yards fresh Percale Remnants in 10-ccnt quality at 5 cts. This lot will be on sale every day until closed out.
A Great House=Furnishing Sale.
White Quilts, Lace Curtains, Rugs, Mat
ting, Towels, Table Linen, etc. Be
sure you see these, as we cut the
price of every one of them.
Extra size White Quilt, in elegant quality,
for only . $1.12
One of the greatest values ever offered in
an extra large fine Quilt, .93
Our English Satin $2.50 Quilt for . $2.15
Our English Satin $3.00 Quilt for . $2.50
Our English Satin $3.50 Quilt for . $3.15
All 75c Lace Curtains 3 yards long for .59
All $1.00 Lace Curtains for .89
All $1.50 Lace Curtains for . $1.19
All $2.00 Lace Curtains for . $1.50
All $2.25 Lace Curtains for . $1.89
All $2.50 Lace Curtains for . $2.00
$1.25 full bleached Satin Damask 72 inches
wide for . $1.00
Don't buy; $1.00 yard Damask until you see
our 70 inch full black German Satin for .75
54 inch Cream Damash for .39
A fine Satin Damask, full bleached, for .48
Silks and Dress "Goods.
Shirt-Waist Silks .25 to .75
27-inch China Silk at cost .39
36-inch guaranteed Black Taffeta Silk ,85
36-inch extra quality and finish Taffeta
Black Silk Eoline Reduced to .75
Black Silk and Wool Crepe Dechene at .75
Big lot of all kind of Gray and Black dress
goods at bargain price.
Specials Values in Ladies' Night Gowns,
Muslin Underskirts, Corset Covers and Draw
ers. Extra values in Ladies' Fine Mercerized
Skirts. Disp Cut on all Wool Skirts, hirt
waists and Ready Made Wash Suits.
Great Bargain List of all Sorts.
30 pieces fine Sheer genuine India Linon,
A big counter of assorted Dress Goods Remnants at
One lot While Shirt-Waist Linen,
One lot Brown Apron Linen,
One lot Colored .Silk Mull, some beautiful colors,
One lot yard wide 15 and 20c white shirt Madras,
One lot dotted dress swiss
Handkerchiefs, ic, 3c, 5c, 10c and up.
Hose, 5c, 8c, 10c and up.
One lot Pelts sold up to 50c, sale price
Ladies' bleached and taped gauze vests other people
sell at 10c our price
All silk ribbon good width only
Table oil cloth
Bargains for Men and Boys.
Big pile of .Straw Hats that sold up to $1.00 at .05
A regular slaughter of every thing left in Straw Hats.
4-ply Linen Collars, the 15-ccnt quality, at .05
Odds and ends in Men's Shirts worth 50c to $1.00, sale
One lot Boys' 50c Shirts at .19
Shoes! Shoes!! Shoes!!!
Don't miss our big Shoe offering. Hundreds
of pairs of good Shoes and genuine! bar
gains. It will pay you to buy all the
Shoes you need for next winter
Odds and ends in 2?,j> 3 and 3^ Ladies'Slippers .25
A few Children's Slippers, sold up to 75c, at .25
A lot of Men's Lot-Cut Shoes, in small sizes, sold
up to #3.00, at $i.oo-$i.25
vSce our great regular line of Shoes. We call do you good.
Don't Forget the Date
Wednesday, June 27th, 1906.
Call and be convinced of our prices.
Our Millinery Department
Drops into the bargain giving line, too, and we can do you good if you want to buy Hats or Ribbons. Trimmed Hats 25c
to any price you wish. Be oil hand the first minute of the first hour of the first day, because some ol the ?
bargains wc offer will go quick.
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY,
Laurens' Big Dry Goods Store.
OFB.F. D. CARRIERS.
It Will be Held in This City July Third
and Fourth?Quite an Interesting
? Meeting Anticipated.
The third annual convention of the
State Letter Carriers' Association will
be held in this city Tuesday and Wed
nesday, July third and fourth. The
sessions will be held in the court house
and will be presided over by Mr. D. C.
Heyden of Orangeburg, president of
the State Letter Carriers' Association.
The Hon. William R. Richey, mayor
of the city, has been invited to make
the address of welcome to the visitors
in behalf of the city. It is expected
that all the clrnnty associations in the
State will send one or more delegates
and a most successful convention is an
Col. John H. Wharton, chairman of
the Stato Railroad Commission, has ac
cepted an invitation to deliver an ad*
dress before the Convention, Wednes
day, July 4th. There will probably be
other speakers to address the Conven
tion during its sessions, but as yet they
have not been announced.
Messrs. S. G. McDaniel of Laurens
and B. Marvin Wolff of Alma are the
delegates from the Laurens County
Letter Carriers' Association to the State
Mr. J. E. Johnson of Lanford this
county is Treasurer of the State Asso
A NEW LAW FIRM.
Messrs. John M. Cannon and Homer S.
Blackwcll Form Partnership.
Mr. John M. Cannon, who has been
practicing law in Ujis city during the
past year, and Mr. Homer S. Black
well of Due West, who has just re
ceived his B. Ii. degree in law at Mer
cer University, Macon, Georgia, have
formed a partnership for the practice
of their profession in Laurens. The
style of the firm will be Cannon &
Blackwell and their office will be over
the Peoples Loan & Exchange bank.
They will open up for busines next
Mr Cannon is a son of Mr. L. M.
Cannon of Lanfard, a graduate of
Wofford College, a young lawyer of
much promise, and withal a young gen
tleman very highly esteemed by all
who know him.
Mr. Blackwell is a son of Mr. T. R.
Blackwcll of Due West, a graduate of
Erskine College and of the law depart
ment of Mercer. No doubt he will add
lustre to the Laurens bar and together
with his partner, soon gain a large
practice and a wide reputation.
Mr. Blackwcll is in the city this week
and he and Mr. Cannon are busy ar
ranging for the opening of their oflice
early next week.
Masonic Picnic at Gray Court.
Schroder Lodge, A. F. M., celebrated
their annual picnic at Gray Court Sat
urday. A large number of Masons and
their families were present.
The Hon. R. A. Cooper made the ad
dress of the day, his subject being
"Masonry." It was a good speech,
and listened to with close attention by
the crowd. The bountiful dinner char
acteristic of these occasions was spread
on a long table about which the com
An interesting feature of the day was
the conferring of the Eastern Star De
gree on a number of ladies in the after
Laurens was represented by Miss
Beulah Balle and Messrs. W. T. Dor
rob, R. A. Cooper, J. B. Brooks and
C. A. Power.
Miss Josephine McSwain.
The friends of Miss Josephine Mc
Swain will be interested in the follow
ing clipping from the Clemson corres
pondent of the Keoweo Courier:
"Mrs. L. S. McSwain of Coronaca, S.
C., anil her daughter, Miss Josephine
McSwain, of Decatur, Ga., are spend
ing the summer at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Cralg, on Faculty Hill.
Miss McSwain is a charming young
lady of talent. Prior to her acceptance
of the chair of modern languages in
Agnes-Scott Institute she spent several
years in Europe completing her educa
tion. She has been during the past
session the teacher of French and Ger
man at Agnes-Scott, and will resume
her duties at that institution at the
opening of the coming session."
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
WANTED Lady or Gentleman of
fair education to travel for firm of 7.2f>o
000 capital. Salary $1,072 per year,
payable weekly. Expenses advanced.
Address Geo. G. Clows, Laurens, S. C.
A GIFT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
We are giving free with each can of
Colgate's Tooth powder, price 2oc, a
cake of Cashmere Boquet. Soap. Lau
fens Drug Co.
PREVENT FEVER? "Kreso'' a car
bolic acid compound, is the best and
cheapest disinfectant for closets and
sinks. $1.26 per gallon can, smaller
quantities in proportion at Laurens Drug
A WONDERFUL BARGAIN ?Buy a
can of Colgate's Tooth Powder (none
better) now and get a cake of Cash
mere Boquet Soap, Free. Laurens Drug
THE NICKST Talcum Powder made
is Itiviera Violet. Large bottles, de
lightful perfume, small price of 26 cts.
at Laurens Drug Co.
WE sell Kodaks and Kodak Supplies.
Laurens Drug Co.
PERFUMED Toilet Ammonia, Lilac,
Violet and Lavender orders, 15 cents
per pint bottle at Laurens Drug Co.
BON AIR Ruta baga, best yet, at
Laurens Drug Co.
FOR SALE-A good Cow, fresh i
milk. Cheap. Apply to W. B. Harmon,
R. F. I). No. 2, Laurens, S. C. ?
"of new church
Patterson's Chapel, Pride
cf Lantord Methodists.
SERMON BY DR. KILGO.
New Era in the History of One of the
Oldest and Strongest Churches
in the County.
The dedication Sunday, June 24, of
Patterson's Chapel, the new Methodist
church at Lanford, marked an import
ant epoch in the history of the church,
which was founded nearly a hundred
years ago. Fully a thousand people
were in attendance and the impressive- .
ness of the occasion will, no doubt, lin
ger as a fond memory with all who
witnessed the beautiful dedication cere
monies according to the Methodist Epis
copal Church. The dedicatory sermon
was preached by the Rev. John C. Kilgo,
D. D., president of Trinity college, the
well known Methodist institution located
at Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Kilgo
selected six verses, beginning with the
fifth, from the second chapter of He
brews, as a basis for his very able and
eloquent sermon, his theme being
"Christ, the Standard."
At the conclusion of the sermon the
board of trustees of the church, consist
ing of Messrs. William P. Patterson,
Melmoth Fleming and James M. De
Shields, came forward and formally
presented the church building to the
South Carolina Conference through Dr.
J. C. Kilgo, Rev. Jas. W. Kilgo, pre
siding elder of the Spartanburg district,
and Rev. J. W. Shell, dedicating it to the ?
worship of Almighty God. In receiving
it Dr. Kilgo made some very touching
remarks, saying that if he had any idea
that this beautiful little church would
ever be lifted for hot suppers or any
other functions outside the worship of
the true and living God, he would not
for a moment hesitate to decline its ac
ceptance. But, knowing as he did the
deep religious piety of those offering
the edifice it gave him great pleasure
to accept the same in the name of the
South Carolina Conference.
After an intermission, during which
time dinner was served on the grounds
Dr. A. B. Cooke of WolTord college ad
dressed a large and appreciative audi
ence at the new church at four o'clock.
It was during the pastorate of the
Rev. C. B. Burns that the members of
Patterson's Chapel decided to build a
new house of worship, and work on the
structure was commenced in July, 1905.
The building was completed in a few
months at a cost of about $5,000, every
dollar of which has been paid. It is a
very handsome church edifice, modern
in all of its appointments and elegantly
furnished. In honor of the memory of
the founder of Patterson's Chapel, Jo
seph Patterson, father of William P.
Patterson, the new church has a memo
rial window, bearing the name of its
founder and the date 1S12.
The building committee was composed
of Messrs. T. R. DeShields, Maxie G.
Patterson and C. L, Waldrop.
The stewards of the church are:
Messrs. M. G. Patterson, C. L. Wal
drop and J. M. DeShields, with Messrs.
J. E. Johnson, secretary, and Laurens
Rev. J. W. Shell of Spartanburg is
the present pastor of the church, and
Mr. W. P. Patterson is superintendent
of the Sunday school.
Another Confederate Veteran Dead.
Mr. James A. Madden died at his
home at Maddens four miles south of
Laurens at 7 o'clock, p. m., on .June
25th. Ho was sixty-two years of age
and is survived by a widow and two
children, Mrs. Elmore Bramlett and
Miss May Madden. The interment took
place at Mt. Pleasant Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock with Masonic honors.
Mr. Madden was a Confederate vet
eran and belonged to Company "D"
27th S. C, and saw some of the hardest,
service of the war.
He was County Superintendent of
Education in 1805-?; and has been more
or less identified with this city all his
life. He was a man of high ideals and
a good citizen and had the ill will of no
man through fault of his. For several
years he was a familiar figure at the
State Summer schools for teachers.
First Cotton Bloom.
The first cotton bloom was reported
by Mr. U. I). Nance. It appeared on
the cotton grown by Pearle Jackson, a
colored tenant on Mr. Nance's place
near Cross Hill.
Our Bargain Basement is chuck full
of good things in crockery, tin, glass,
enameled ware, rugs, wall paper, cur
tain poles, window shades, etc. Don't
spend a red cent until you get to Red
Beautiful things in millinery, ribbons,
laces, embroidery, dress goods, hosiery,
handkerchiefs, fans, belts, not ions, etc.
What you want is here. Don't spend a
red cent until you get to the Red Iron
We are offering for a short time spec
ial bargains in granite art squares in
the following sizes: !? X 12 feet ;it si "..
9 X 10 1-2 feet at $8.76, 9 x 9 fed at
$:i.2.r), and <; x 9 feet at $2.00. Be sure
to*seo this line.
S. M. & E, H. Wilkes & Co.
Keen in mind that we have in stock a
line of wall paper in different designs
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
We have just received n shipment of
pictures consisting of a good sojeotipn
of subjects with frames in different
colors that wo are offering at prices
from 10 to 2r> cent
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.