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TMK FOURTH OF JULY
At the University of Tennessee in Knox<
The location of Knoxvillo in the geo
graphical center of the torritory south
of the Potomac and Ohio, at the junc
tion of railroads from the north, south,
east and west, makes it one of the most
accessible points in the Southern States.
The city contains about sixty thousand
inhabitants, and is noted for its elegant
homes and the culture of its pcoplo.
The location of the University, 1100
feet above the sea, in the broad valley
of 'East Tennessee, surrounded by
mountains, is unsupassed for healthful
ness and inspiring scenery.
The University buildings stand in the
beautiful Barbara park of forty acres,
shaded and grass-covered, extending
over the crest and sides of a high hill on
the north bank of the Tennessee River,
and commanding a magnificent view
from the Chilhoweer and the great
Smokies on tho east to the Cumberland
mountains on the west?a distance of
one hundred miles.
On the night of the 3rd, ere the mid
night hours had dawned upon us, and
our eyes had closed in slumber, the
U. T. boys were among us with all their
lire-works and bombs. Echo answered
echo until it seemed that all the hills
were bursting in praise of the coming
Fourth. Until the wee small hours of
the night had crept in, no one was al
lowed to enjoy the sweet pleasures of;
But on the morning of the glorious
Fourth, under the auspices of the Sum
mer School of the South, sufficient proof
was given that this institution stands
first in the observance of this great Na
Its marching columns wore composed
of representatives not only from the
Southern States, but from all parts of
the Union. Even Canada, Porto Rica
and the Philippine Islands were repre
At the head of the proud columns?as
it has always done?waved the banner
At 9 o'clock a. tn. the line was formed
on the Southern driveway. The in
structors, numbering almost one hun
dred, were given the post of honor.
Those known here as "Barbarians"
By this term we mean all not of the
Southern States, who are attending
this school. Next came the States ar
ranged in alphabetical order.
The signal was given and the body
immediately formed themselves into
columns of two. Crouch's military
band led the procession. About 1500
persons were marching to the sweet
strains of some patriotic air. All robed
in white, with their distinctive colors
Hying, this procession marched to the
main entrance of Jefferson Hall, the
auditorium of the University, which
easily seats two thousand people.
Upon entering the faculty were seat
ed on the platform, and the delegates
from the different States were shown to
seats reserved for them. What a bril
liant effect this gave to the scene.
Under the direction of Supt. P. B.
Claxton the following program was
Doxology -orchestra and congrega
Reading of Declaration of Indepen
dence?Dr. Henry L. Southwick, of
America?orchestra and school.
Roll call of states- in alphabetic or
der. As roll is called each state will be
given five minutes for speech, song or
Dixie?orchestra and school.
Reading of resolutions- Prof. W. K.
T?te, of South Carolina.
Resolutions seconded by Mr. Brown,
Address?Dr. Charles William Kent,
Vote on resolutions.
Massing of banners.
Star Spangled Banner?orchestra and
The following gives the number from
each State with their colors and em
blems. As each State was called it re
sponded with a song or speaker:
About sixteen kindergarteners, red,
white and blue sauhes.
U. T. students, orange and white.
Barbarians, white sashes.
Sixty-three from Alabama, crimson
Arkansas twenty-two, garnet and
white, with the State flower, the apple
Florida twenty-two, white and red
sashes and white colonial caps.
Georgia one hundercd, blue and white.
Kentucky forty-three, cardinal and
Louisiana twenty-one, blue and gold.
Maryland fifteen, orange and black.
Mississippi seventy-one, blue and red.
North Carolina fifty-six. blue and
South Carolina forty-two, blue and
gold, with a large Palmetto banner in
the van of the delegation.
Tennessee nine hundred and forty-five,
white silk badges inscribed with the
Texas forty-four, red, white and
Virginia twelve, white and blue
sashes with State seal. All carrying
flags presenting Washington's face.
The feature in Jefferson Hall was the
masterly oration of Dr. Charles Kent,
of Virginia, which fairlv electrified the
large audience, and evoked burst after
burst of enthusiastic applause.
An Open Utter.
Greenwood. S. C.
W. P. Caine. See. and Treas.,
Laurons, S. C.
I thank you for the prompt and satis
factory settlement of the policy held by
my wife, Mrs. Lula Wells, in the Lati
rens Branch of the Southern Mutual |
Life Insurance Association. I can rec
omend your Association to those desir
ing safe insurance for small premiums.
Again thanking you, I am,
R. S. WELLS.
See our line of dinner sets consisting
of 100 and 102 pieces in different de
signs, decorations, and colors.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
The Annual Reunion of Company C,
14th S. C. V., and Company C, James
Third Battalltotl S. C. V., will he held
at Union church on Saturday the 11th
day of August, I90G. All old Vota and
the public are cordially invited to come
with well filled baskets that we may
have a pleasant and social day. Speak
ers will he on hand.
B. L. HENDERSON,
College of Charleston
CHARLESTON, S. C.
121st Year begins September 28.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
scholarship, giving free tuition, to each
county of South Carolina. Tuition $40.
Board and furnished room in Dormitory
$11 a month. All candidates for ad
mission are permitted to compete for
vacant Boycc scholarships which pay
$100 a year. Eor catalogue, address
South Carolina Military Academy,
Office of the Chairman, Board of Vis
itors, Charleston, S. C. i
A vacancy in the State Scholarships
exists in Laurens County.
Application blanks may be obtained '
from the County Superintendent or
from the Chairman of the Board of
Visitors, Charleston, S. C. Those ap
plications, fully made out as directed,
must be in the hands of the Chairman
by the HOth of Julv.
49-3t Chairman Board of Visitors.
DR.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop That Cough;
DON'T FORGET THE
I Great Bargain Sale ?
IS STILL GOING ON.
^ Bargains are too Numerous to Mention
Laurens, S. C.
May Go Up or Go Down .
but tlte Trust Fighter clown on
the Brandl in our City known as
! H. E. Gray
JUST KEEPS ON SELLING
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 Roofing, known as the No. 1 and No. 2 Shingles, a Metal h
Shingle that is not only first-class in every particular, but is fire-proof |
and will present a fine 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, Gravel Roofing of two grades, and two classes; price owing
to thickness and value.
For anything to build with ho will be. glad to figure with you.
Call and see me at the same old stand, and see what can be done for you
in 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, 190G.
Gl HAN I) MID-SUMMEU
Leave Laurens, 7:00a. in., to take Special Train
Leaving t' LI NT?N, S. ('., at 10:00 a. m.,
Arriving Atlanta, Ga., 3:00 P. M.
Round Trip^ jj j Round Trip
Special 'Trains returning will leave Atlanta 11:00 p. m., Eastern
time, Wednesday, July 25th, L0O0. Tickets also good to return on
regular trains up to and including S. A. L. No. 82 Friday, duly 27th.
This is the first Kxcursion of the Season to tho Gate City Of tho South,
and every one should take this opportunity to visit Atlanta.
Don't fail to visit Ponce Del .eon, the greatest amusement re
sort in tho South. "Take a ride on the great Tobogan slide! See tho
show at tho Casino! Boating on the Lake. Fast Schedules, good
coaches, perfect order. For all information, call on nearest Seaboard
Agent, or write tho undersigned.
J, P, LIVINGSTON, 8. A., C. N. & L.
W. L. BURROUGHS, T. P. A , S. A. L.
Columbia, South Carolina.
C. II. GASQUE, Agent.
Laurens, S. (J.
?"??Tfi^rirm.iii iiiiiiiinowMtfh>wmi?iimhwnwiiwummm ??<? ym'
Will Continue Only a
We still have many Wonderful Values we are
offering- the People.
Come while the opportunity is open to you to
get so many
We will let you know the date the Sale will
DAVIS, ROPER & CO., i
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA