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MR. S: O. McDANIEL
IS TUE PRESIDENT.
Laurens Man Honored by the State As?
sociatlon of Rural Letter Carriers,
The South Carolina Rural Letter
Carriers' Association which met here
Tuesday, July 8, in annual session, con
cluded its work and adjourned Wednes
day at noon. After quite a spirited
COtltest Greenville won the next con
vention which will be held a year
Another feature of the closing ses
sion was the election of officers for an
other year and of two delegates to the
National Convention of Rural Letter
Carriers which meets in Pcoria, Illinois,
The officers chosen are: Mr. S. G.
MeDaniel of Laurens, president; Mr.
W. G. Peterson, of Ncwberry, vice
president; Mr. A. W. Hill, of Green
ville, secretary; Mr. .1. E. Johnson of
Lanford treasurer. With the exception
of Mr. Johnson the rest of the officers
are new men, though they have been
very active members of both the county
and State associations.' Especially is
this the case with reference to Presi
dent MeDaniel, who has been at the
head of the Laurens County Letter
Carriers' association since it was or
ganized. His administration as the
chief of the State association will, no
doubt, prove eminently successful as it
has in the county organization. The
friends of Mr. Johnson were gratified
to see him reeleetcd treasurer, a posi
tion he has filled with perfect satisfac
tion. The other selections of officers
were, without doubt, good ones.
Then the State Convention honored
Mr. MeDaniel again by electing him
by acclamation as the delegate at large
to the National Convention at Peoria.
Mr. .1. W. Little of Simpsonville,
Greenville county, was chosen as the
other delegate. The alternates were ap
pointed by President MeDaniel, Messrs.
G. P. League of Greenville and R. A.
Sligh of Ncwberry being thus honored.
The Laurens Convention was pro
nounced the most successful meeting
yet held by the State association and
the visitors were delighted with the
hospitality extended them by all during
their brief visit to the city. The dele
gates were entertained by the local
rural letter carriers and their friends.
The convention in every respect was a
very pleasant and profitable occasion.
The speeches made by Mayor Richcy,
Postmaster McCravy, and Congressman
Johnson were heartily appreciated by
the convention and enjoyed by their
friends who attended.
The final session of the convention
lasted almost four hours during which
timo many important reports and re
solutions were adopted. THE ADVER
TISER is requested to print the follow
We, the Rural Letter Carriers of
the State Associa/^bn, in business ses
sion assembled at Laurens, S. C, do
hereby adopt the following resolutions:
Resolved, That we extend our sin
cere thanks to the members of Con
gress for services rendered in behalf of
the Rural Letter Carriers.
That wo approve of the action of the
National Association at its last session,,
and that we furthermore extend our
sincere thanks and appreciation for the
faithful services rendered by our Na
That the thanks of the Convention In
tendered President 1). C. II ay den for
the courteous manner in which he has
presided over the meeting during this
present session of the State Associa
tion; and further wo extend our appre
ciation for the manner in which our
State President has discharged the du
ties of bis oflice.
That the members of the association
extend heartfelt thanks to the citizens
and canvassers of Laurens for their
kindness and hospitality shown us dur
ing our sessions, and we also thank
the Clerk of the Court for allowing us
the use of the County Court House.
THREE SPECIES OF MOOSE.
They A*e the Buruix-nn, the lOnntern
American ami the AliiNkun.
there are supposed to bo three spe
cies of moose?t lie European moose or
elk, found in northern Europe anil ad
joining parts of Asia; the common
moose of eastern America, distinguish
ed chiefly from its European congener
by the skull being narrowed across tho
maxlllarlos, also by its greater size and
darker color, and the Alaskan moose,
separated by its giant stature, Its nar
row occiput, broad palate and heavy
Expressed iii external features as il
lustrated lu the adult male (always
best for differentiating species):
Tho Scandinavian elk is a small gray
animal with little palm and many
spikes on Its antlers.
The Canadian is a largo black ani
mal with much palmation and always
a separate brow bunch of spike;. I
have seen hundreds of Canadian moose
antlers, but never a pair that did not
show a well developed separate group
of prongs in front of each brow. I
have seen a score or more of Swedish
elk, but never saw one that did have a
separate brow group of prongs, though
1 confess I have seen figures of such.
The Alaskan is a richly colored black,
gray and brown gjant, not only the lar
gest door alive today, but believed to be
the largest that ever did exist, since no
fossil lias been found to equal it in
bulk. Its antlers differ chiefly in size
from those of (bo Canadian moose, but
Madison Grant claims that they are
also more complex and have In the
brow antlers a second palmation which
is set at right angles to that of the
main palmation. In these peculiarities
he finds "a startling resomblancc i-<
shown to tho extinct eervalces. a
moose-like deer of pleistocene times,
probably ancestral to the genus aloes.
"If this resemblance Indicates any
close relationship, \vo have in the Alas
kau moose a survivor of tho archaic
type from which (lie true moose and
Scandinavian elk have somewhat de
generated."?Ernest Thompson Seton In
We are giving frae $7.50 worth of
ware at our store exhibit Week. See ad
vertisement for particulars. S. M. &
E. II. Wilkes & Co.
OUR LANGUAGE UNIFORM.
Willi? Urcnt Ilrltnlu, For IiiN?nncr,
Hum Muiiy DltVorent l.nnkumkvh.
It has beau observed that tlio lan
guage spoken in tlio Culled States is
remarkably uniform. True. thcr% are
many dialects, but Groat Britain* less
in area than any ono of half a dozen of
our states, contains suoh?vory differ
ent languages as English, Welsh and
the- Gaelic of the Scottish highlands, to
say nothing of the provincial dialects
of Cornwall and Yorkshire aim the
unique speech of the London cockney,
while In this country, with its vast ex
panso of territory, its settleniv ? t by
Spanish, Fronch, Dutch and Swedi h
colonists and its millions of immigrants
drawn from nearly every country, large
ami small, all over the world, there is
far greater uniformity of speech than
In any other land of equal area and
The pauses can be readily seen. The
public schools have made us a nation
of readers, and the press has supplied
books and papers without limit. Press
associations have d?U? their purl to
ward giving a uniform and fairly good
tone to the newspaper language of the
day. The telegraph, the telephone and
Cheap postage have brought distant
parts of tlio country into quick and
easy communication, and so have aid
ed in teaching a common language.
The railroad has penetrated every cor
ner of the laud and made us a nation
of travelers. Countless human shut
tles thus are thrown daily across the
land in every direction, carrying with
them the threads of thought and speech
and doing their part to make one pat
tern of the whole. No doubt our maps,
which si ill present so many different
kinds of names, will in time lose the
strangeness and the "foreign air" that
are so noticeable now. -11. M, Kingery
in St. Nicholas.
Cnit'it Hilt'm Rx?la.nti4ton.
After the visitors to the Island of
NnntUCkct had covered the ?-our.se over
Which sightseers are always conduct
ed, says a writer In the Boston Her
ald, one of the ladles of the party re
quested (ha) the drive be continued t.?
' The place where the natives used to
wash tlu? wool on their sheep In the
old days," she supplemented. "Bv*
erybody goes to see it."
The driver and guide, Cnp'n Hill,
looked perplexed. He was evidently
puzzled as to (he location of this Inter*
CStlng sheet of water. But an old
sailor and town character Is rarely
nonplused, and presently Cnp'n Bill
snapped his whip, determination in Ids
eye. He drove; to a neighboring bill
nnd stopped his horses.
"Here 'tis," ho said, with a sweep of
"I don't see any water!" was the gen
"Not now," Cnp'n Bill gravely ad
mitted. "Von see, the sheep was so
dirty that the bloomin' pond got Illicit
N. B. Truth, St. Paul, .June 31, '08.
I've lived so long, I remember well
when the Mississippi was a brook. My
My good health and long life came by
taking Hollistor's Mountain Tea. 35
cents. Ask your Druggist.
The big sale is still on at The Hub.
It continues in days longer. The Hub.
WORK FOR YOURSELF.
Then You Will 11? v? n thtmeo to De
velop Yoar ludlvldunltty.
It 1h well known that long continued
employment In the service of others of
ten cripple? orlglnullty and individual
ity. That resourcefulness and Inventive
ness which come from porpetual
stretching of the inlnd to Mieot emer
gencies or from adjustment of means
to ends Is seldom developed to Its Ut
most in those who work for others.
There Is not tho same compelling mo
tive to expand, to reach out, to tuko
risks or to plan for oneself when the
programme Is made for him by anothor.
Our self made men, who rofused to
remain employees or subordinates, are
the backbone of the mit ton. They uro
the sinews of our country's life. They
got their power as the northern oak
gets its strength, by lighting every Inch
of its way up from the acorn with
stwrm and tempest. It Is tho haul
schooling that the self made man gets
In his struggles to elevate and make a
place for himself In the world that de
Some employees have a pride In
working for a great fnstltutlou. Their
identity with It pleases them. But isn't
even a small business of your own,
which gives you freedom and scope to
develop your Individuality and to be
yourself, better than being a perpetual
clerk In a large Institution, where you
are merely one cog In a wheel of a vast
The sense of personal responsibility is
In Itself a great educator, a powerful
schoolmaster. Sometimes young wom
en who have been brought up In luxury
ami who have known nothing of work
when suddenly thrown upon their own
resources by the loss of property or
compelled even to support their one?
wealthy parents develop remarkable
strength and personal power. Young
men, too, sometimes surprise every
body when suddenly left to carry on
their father's business unaided. They
develop force ami power which no one
dreamed they possessed.
We never know what we can do un
til we ai'O put to tho test by some great
emergency or tremendous responsibili
ty. When we feel that we are cut off
from outside resources and must de
pend absolutely upon ourselvea we can
Ught with all the force of desperation,
The trouble with working for others
Is the cramping of the Individuality -
(he lack of opportunity to expand along
original and progressive lines?because
fear of making a mistake and appre
hension lest we take too great risks ere
constantly hampering the executive, the
creative, the original faculties.?Suc
County Assessor Waylaid.
.1. W. Coulter, of Leslie, S. D,, As
sessor of Stanley County, relates the
following: "I was waylaid by a compli
cation of throat and lung troubles,
bronchitis, asthama and a terrible
cough, which had affected me for
years, when I was persuaded to try Dr.
King's New Discovery. Relief came
almost immediately, and in a short
time a permanent cure resulted." No
other medicine compares with it as a
sure and quick cure for coughs and
colds. It cures after all other remedies
have failed. Every bottle guaranteed
at Laurens Drug' Co. and Palmetto
Drug Co. Trice 50 cents and $1.00.
Everything in Millinery at anil below
cost this week. The Huh.
A HEROIC BATTLE.
The F.nowr Wim (he flea, und <h<*
Colored Troop* Won.
No engagement of the civil war was
carried on with more heroism und cu?
durauco thau that fought by the For*
ty-ulnth UnHed Bluten colored troops
after hostilities were over. The Mags*
/.hie of American History contatiiH an
account of the tussle In which the
black soldiers horo thrannelves so
bravely. The steamer Merrlmac, load*
c<l wRh cotton, left New Orleans for
New York carrying, besides her reg?
ulnr passengers* thirty officers nud ood
For several days all went well. Then
the vessel spinn? aleak, Ores were
dampened and (lie alarm spread. It
was found that tho iron supply plpo
through which tk? water for tho con
denser was taken from (he sea was
broken, and tho place of leakage could
not be reached. The passengers wero
panic stricken. One small, fay^Jornmn
went about wringing his hands and
' "Ach, vre are at the bottom of the
sea! If we gets pack to New Orleans
Will dey glf mo pack my moutsh?"
The water gained fast The only
hope lay in keeping afloat until i\ ves
sel Could be sighted. Tho colored
troops were pressed Into service sad
proved themselves the heroes of the
occasion. A line of men was establish
ed from (he hold to the deck, and buck
ets were passed as rapidly as hands
could move. On deck another lino
stepped back and forth with well
trained military tread. The work he
low was most exhausting. The men at
tho bottom could not hold their posi
tion more than throe minutes at a
time. Tbey were blinded and half
strangled by the swashing sea water
and bruised by the lumps of coal
which dashed about.
But no one faltered, and high above
(ho noise rose the clear, sweet voices
of the workers, now singing an army
song, now a cheery negro melody. Tho
music brought now hope to the hearts
of the passenger". Hour after hour
the men worked and sang, and the sea
did not gain on (hem.
Two < iys passed, and the drinking
water f e out. Then (hey could no
longer sing, and their parched throats
were eased only by a scanty supply
of 0rouges and lemons, but still they
worked, On tho (bird day (he lights of
a steamer were seen only half a mile
away. Rockets were sent up, and
with great difficulty, on account of
her wet ammunition, a gun was Urcd,
To the dismay of all, (he steamer pass
ed on. Quickly the soldiers formed a
Hue once more, and the wearisome la
bor began again.
After slxty-flVO hours of bucket pass
ing a steamer was sighted which re
sponded to the Call for help, and (ho
waterlogged Merrlmae was towed Into
The men who had sung SO cheerily In
(he midst of hard labor and In the faeo
of death were thoroughly exhausted,
but they had not lost their light heart*
A little love, a little wealth,
A little home for you and me;
It's all I ask except good health,
Which comes with Rocky Mountain Tea,
Ask your Druggist.
Drop in and have a cup of coffee and
hot biscuits at our slore any day of our
exhibit, will he glad to see you if you in
tend to buv, or not, S. M. & K, II.
Wilkcs & Co.
Special Master's Sale.
By Virtue of the Decree of the Court
of Common Plena for Laurens County
in the Stute of South Carolina, in i\m
case of Palmetto Bank & Trust Com
pany as Trustee against Banna Cotton
Mills, 1, John S. Vornor. Special Mar
ter, will sell at public auction before
the Court House, in t he city of Lauren.-,
in the County and Slate aforesaid, for
cash, payable on the first day of Janu
ary, 11)07, on salesday in August next,
being the sixth day of said month; All
that tract or parcel of land, situate in
the County of Laurens, in the Stale of
South Carolina! containing fifty-nine
acres, and known as the Cotton Mill
Tract, bounded on the North by lands
of J. S. Blaloek and tract of land known
as the Oil Mill Tract; on the Bast by
side track of the Columbia, Newberry
& Laurens Railroad; on the South by
public road known as the Cross Hill
Road, and on the West by lands of J. S.
Blaloek; together with till the buildings
and improvements situate on said
premises, consisting" in part of one cot
ton null building, 280 by 76 feet, with
boiler room 33 by :ir> feet, and engine
room !18 by 115 feet attached; seventeen
Operatives' houses and other buildings.
Also all machinery, shafting, engines,
boilers, tools and appliances belonging
to said defendant ana used In its cotton
mill business, consisting in pari of one
A. T. Alherton Self Feeder and I b eak
er Lapper, One A. T. Alherton Inter
national Lapper, One A. T. Alherton
Finisher Lapper, Seventeen Saco &
Pettee 40 Revolving Flat Top Cards,
Six Saco ?fe Pettee Drawing Frames,
Two Providence Machine Co. Slubbers,
?IS spindles each, Three Providence Ma
chine Co. Inteamediale, SI spindles
each, Six Providence Machine
Co. Speeders, 120 spindle.: each,
Twenty-Four Fall River Machine Co.
Spinning Frames, 208 spindles each,
Five Fasten & P.urnham Spoolers, 80
spindles each, Twelve Fales & Jcnks
Twister8, 221 spindles each, Six I). A.
Tompkins Co. Reels, r>n spindles each,
One Boomer & Boochcrt Baling Press,
One Atlas Corliss 250 II. P. Engine,
Three Atlas Boilers, 11(1 H. P. each.
One New York Air Brake Co. Air
Compressor, One Stillwell, Bierce i\
Smith Valve Co. 9 1-2 in. by 30 in.
Pump, One Comstock Mig. Co.
"Climax" Dynamo Engine; One Char
lotte Supply Co. Steam Drill, One Gen
eral Electric Co. Dynamo, 300 lighting
capacity, One Underwriters' Fire
Pump, and other art icles.
JOHN S. VERNBR,
Address: Columbia, C.
WESTON & AYCOCK,
Plaintiff's Attorney ,
Columbia, S. C. 49-JH
The Majestic Manufacturing <'"., of
St. Louis, Mo., will have a man at our
store a whole week who will sh >w you
how to bake biscuits brown top and
bottom in three minutes. Don't miss
this chance of seeing the great cooking
wonder. S. M. & E. H. Wflkcs & Co.
Be sure and call at our .store during
our exhibit. S. M. & E. H. Wilkes &
Smith Carolina Military Academy,
Office of the Chairman, Hoard of Vis
itors, Charleston, S. C.
A vacancy in the State Scholar
exists in Laurens County.
Application blanks may b< obtained
from the County Superintendent or
from the Chairman ol the Board of
Visitors, Charleston, S. C. These ap
plications, fully made out as directed,
must be in the hands of the 1 'I
by the 30th of Julv.
C." S. GADSDEN,
49-31 Chairman Hoard O'fVisitor;
May Go Up or Go Down
but the Trust Fighter down on
the Branch hi our City known as
H. E. Gray
JUST KEEPS ON SELLIN^
Lumber, Sash, Doors and Blinds,
Houldings, Laths, Lime, Cement,
Hard Plaster for Specially Fine Work, Varnishes.
This Trust Fighter and Combination Buster has recently added to
the old line of Hoofing, known as the No. 1 and No. 2 Shingles, a Metal
Shingle that is not only first-class in every particular, but is fire-proof
and will present a line appearance to the building on which they are used.
Beside, the Metal Shingle, he is now carrying in stock Standard
Vulcanite and Restoid Roofing, put up in rolls of one square to the roll
complete, with all nails and fixtures to make a perfect finish; easy to put
on and cheap.
Also, (Iravel Roofing of two grades, and two classes; price owing
to thickness and value.
For anything to build with he will be glad to figure with you.
Call and see me at the same old stand, and sec what can be done for you
i'i the way of building material.
I thank my friends for their patronage in the past, and hope to
merit their continued favors in the future.
H. E. GRAY,
LAURENS, S.*C, July 10th, 1906.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Whereas information has been re
ceived at this Department that an
Atrocious Murder was committed in the
County of Laurens on or about the 18th
day ol December, 1904, upon the body
of Dan Fuller, near Mountville, S. C,
by party or parties unknown, and that
the aid party or parties unknown have
fled from justice.
Now, therefore, I, D. C. Heyward,
Governor of the State of South Caroli
na, in order that justice may be done
and the majesty of the law vindicated,
do hereby oil er a reward of One Hun
dred ($100.00) Dollars for the anpre
ion, delivery and conviction of the
said unknown party or parties to the
Sheriff of Laurens, at Laurens Court
House. S. C.
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my band and caused the Great
Seal of the State to be affixed, at Co
lumbia, this 3rd day of July, A. D.
i'.iOii, and in the 130th year of the Inde-i
lulcnce of the Dinted States of
!). C. HEYWARD.
By the Governor:
J. T. OA NTT,
Secretary of State,
l'.is- nils baked right in three minutes
every day of exhibit at our store. S.
M. v\- E. IL W ilk es iv Co.
KILL the COUGH
and CURE the LUNGS
w,TH Dr. King's
FOR I OUGHSand 60c & $1.00
t ^OLDS Free Trial.
ISurest and Quickest Curo for all I
THROAT and liUNO TROUB- I
I,ES, or MONEYBAQg..|
# ? HOLLISTER'S
Hocky Kounfain Tea Nuggets
A Busy Medicine for Pu:y People.
Brines Golden Health and Renewed Visor,
A BPCOiflO for Constipation, Itulii?o?-tinn, r iv r
and Kidney troubles, Pimplos, Eczema, Impure
JUooti. Had Breath, Sluggish Uowcls, llt?ictnolic
nnd DuoltachO. Its Koc-lcy Mountain Ten in tab
let form. X"> rents a box. Oonuine made by
lIor.MSTKH l):ii*o Company, Madison, wis.
S?LDEN NUGGETS FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
r\M r*\? ~ a r? 11 a+4
()ffice, Law Range.
'Phone i St;, Lanrens, S. C.
STILL GOING ON AT
We have had people here from all parts of the county, but on account of the weather we know it has been imposssible for some to come
so we will continue the sale in order to give all who have not had an opportunity to come and give them a chance to get some of the marvel?
ous values we are offering. Davis, Roper & Co.'s Mill End Sale is the greatest bargain=giving sale ever inaugurated. We have goods of ev
ery description, and it is without question a most beneficial sale to the public. Not just a few things marked down, but our entire stock sold
at Mill End prices. Come at once! Only a few days longer and the sale will close. We have hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of
choice goods, and it means money to you to attend this sale. We positively sell everything just as advertised. We have just received a line
of beautiful pictures that are great values. Price 10c and 15c. When you come to Laurens don't fail to visit the big Hill End Sale at
D A. V