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^VOL- XXI._LAURENS. S3. C. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST I, 1906 NO. 52
TO TWO THOUSAND
Discussion Devoted To
Defence of Dispensary.
^lllOCO FAN INCIDENT.
Senator Tillman Refused to Name Choice
of Candidates for Oovcrnor?Criti
cised the investigating Committee.
Senator B, li. Tillman, who is a can
didate without opposition for re-election
and who is conducting a campaign of
his own, spoke in Laurens Friday af
ternoon. The speaking look place at
Holmes' Park, following the speeches
it of tho candidates for Congress in this
district. Between two and three
thousand people heard Senator Tillman's
speech. A large number of ladies were
present, a majority of whom had never
Been tho Senator before, perhaps. The
park is an admirable place for such a
meeting, and the very orderly conduct
of the crowd was commented upon by
Tho people heard Senator Tillman
eagerly, and be was applauded fre
k quently, but that old-time enthusiasm
' which used to sweep the Laurens "boys"
off their feet on such occasions was
Senator Tillman spoke for two hours,
devoting a great deal of his speech to a
defense of the dispensary. He believes
in the settlement of all issues by a ma
jority of tho Democrats of the State.
"Nothing is settled until it is settled
right." If all the Democrats of South
Carolina want prohibition be will be
one to lead in enforcing a prohibition
law, but bo does not believe the people
want prohibition; he doesn't because
the law has proved a miserable failure
; wherever tried. He is opposed to local
option or a return to the old bar-room
Under a high or low license system.
He presented the good features of
the dispensary law, and maintained
that it was the very best regulation of
the liquor traffic in existence.
The Senator then passed on to a discus
sion of gubernatorial candidates, the dis
pensary investigating committee's work,
compulsory education, and so on.
Though urged by several in the crowd
to indicate bis choice for governor Sen
ator Tillman refused, declaring that it
would be "meddling" in State politics
or him to suggest a preference. How
pr, be would advise bis friends to
\ote for a man; one whose life is clean,
'"a man of integrity and truthfulness,
with backbone and nerve.
In bis ?ritieism of the work of the
dispensary investigating committee Sen
ator Tillman said that it had given the
host demonstration of "how not to do
it" be bad ever seen.
He is opposed to a compulsory educa
tion law because the passage of such a
measure would simply mean increased
taxes for tho white people of South
Carolina, and more education for negro
children of the Stale. Educate the ne
gro and you snail a good field hand and
create candidates for the gallows or
^. penitentiary, was one of the points
made by Tillman in his argument
against the enactment of a law that
would require children to attend school
so many months in the year for a given
number of years.
A feature of Senator Tillman's speech
was the exhibition to the crowd of a
fancy card board fan, on which appear
ed the pictures of Tillman and Vincent
Chicco, the famous Italian blind tiger
of Charleston. The Senator explained
that the fan bad just been sent to hin)
by a newspaper man in the State who
said the obnoxious fans had been dis
tributed to members of tho Press Asso
ciation at its recent meet ing in Charles
ton. The Senator passed the ran over
to Col. T. B. Crews, who was on the
stand. Col. Crews stated that* ho at
tended the Press meeting, but he did not
see any of the fans there. "Oh no, of
course they would not give you one,
Colonel," replied Mr. Tillman, "for
you are one of the Blue Hen's chick
ens." Accompanying the fan was
Chicco's card advertising beer, whiskey,
\ eic, ?for : ale by the chief of blind ti
gers of South Carolina." Tillman said
with much warmth, that the coupling
of his name with that of a blind tiger
advertising scheme was an insult to
him and to the high office which he fills,
and bo declared he was going to send
the fan to Governor Hey ward.
In a recent speech the Senator was
quoted as having said that he entered a
bar-room with the same reverence that
he did a church. Mr. Tillman took oc
casion to; correct this statement Friday,
saying that what he said was that
when be felt like it he entered a bar
with as much independence as he'did
Upon entering a church. Some of bis
friends in the crowd expressed gratifi
cation with this explanation of the mat
Mr. Tillman appeared to be fagged
out, and when urged, to go on after he
had spoken over an hour the Senator
^jjp^.ucd, declaring that there was
ne limit to an old man's capacity.
Senator Tillman remained in the city
I Vulay night as the guest of Mr. John
/Bolt , and during the evening quite a
number of his admirers called to pay
? their respects. At seven o'clock Sot
s' yflay morning Mr. Tillman left for
Prosperity, No wherry county, where be
spoke in the forenoon.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Peoples Loan and Ex
change Bank, Laurens, S. C., will be
held at tho offices of the bank, at Lau
rens, S. C, on the 21st day of August.
190?, at 11 o'clock, a. m.
51-It J. VV. TODD, Cashier.
I PERSONAL MENTION.
Miss Blanche Shell goes to Ashoville
Mrs. Edgar Martin leaves to-day for
Mr. Ed Martin has received a car
load of horses.
Mr. Sain Dorroh spent Sunday with
his family here.
Miss Edna Hardin of Chester is visit
ing Miss Nell Bolt.
Mr. Creswell Fleming was in town a
few days last week.
Miss Lillian lrby is visiting Miss Helen
Goggans in Newberry.
Miss Elizabeth Richoy has returned
from a visit to Augusta.
Mr. J. B. Hitt of Cross Hill was in
to see us Tuesday.
Miss Carrie Bess Vance is now with
Miss Julia Gilkerson.
Mis.-. Lola Fuller from Georgia is vis
iting Mrs. C. W. Tune.
Miss Lizzie Switzer and Miss Frances
Graham are in Ashoville.
Miss Juanita VVylie of Chester is the
guest of Miss Josie Sullivan.
Miss Ulmorc of Savannah, Georgia,
is the guest of Mrs. Martha Babb.
Miss Edith McCutchen of Bishopvillo
is visiting Miss Carrie Lou Dorroh.
While in Laurcns Senator Tillman
was the guest of Mr. John F. Bolt.
Miss Tulia Brigham of Augusta is
the guest of Miss Elizabeth Kichey.
Mr. James Roland has accepted a
position "at the Laurons Cotton Mill.
Miss Eliza Sullivan returned Friday
from Owings, where she visited friends.
Mr. C. H. Richardson arrived on Sat
urday to visit at Mr. J, 11. Sullivan's.
Four weeks from yesterday some of
us will know who is not who, at least.
Mr. F. Marion Godbold of Marion is,
visiting his daughter, Mrs. Warren
Mrs. W. E. Harrell and children have
returned from a visit to relatives at
Mrs. S. L. Crisp visited her daughter,
Mrs. C. L. McDonald, from Saturday
Mr. Frank Martin left yesterday to
join his brother, Ralph, going with him
to St. Louis.
Mrs. J. N. Hudgons and children and
Miss Rose Hudgons left yesterday for
Mr. J. S. Bennett and family will
move into the house now occupied by
Mr. C. M. Miller.
Mr. Vance lrby returned home last
week from Wells, where be was a'glN
at a house party.
Mrs. C. R. Bishop lias returned from
Gray Court, where she has been visit
ing the past ten days.
Miss Annie McKinley of AugU ita,
Ga., is visiting Misses Lila and Nonnie
Clark near Langston Church.
Miss Pearle Rogers and Mrs. J. A.
Grier of Gastonia, N. G7, are in the
mountains of North Carolina.
Mr. A. M. Copeland of Clinton and
Dr. Rut ledge Copeland <>f Baltimore
were in Laurcns last Saturday.
Mrs. L. M. Hudgons and Miss Dora
Hudgons are in Spartanburg visiting
the family of Mr. A. W. Hudgens.
. Miss Daisy Eichelberger returnod to
Clinton Saturday to the Thornwoll Or
phanage after spending a month her.'.
Miss Helen Nixon of Chick Springs
is expected to arrive here Friday to
visit her friend, Miss Josephine Fuller.
Mr. W. C. P, Robortson is visiting
Fountain Inn, Cray Court, Greenville,
and Chfek Springs during ids vacation.
Miss [Catherine Wright and Mr. Goo.
Wright of Newberry are visiting their
uncle, Mr. W. F. Wright, at Tylersville.
Misses Ethel Bowers and Ethel Dun
can of Newberry have returned home
after visiting Miss Beta Meredith and
Miss Eleanor Ducket1.
Mr. J. N. Leak, the hustling real es
tate dealer, was in town Monday and
made some changes in bis ad. He is
doing a flourishing business.
Mrs. Mat tie Miller and Mis., Love
Miller of Fredericksburg, Va., left on
Monday for Lexington, S. C, whore
they will visit before returning to Vir
A Nice Treat.
The Advertiser oflice was the recipi
ent a few days ago of some peaches
from Mr. J. A. Fowler that had the
right flavor. They were the old fash
ioned clear seeded kind that get ripe on
all sides at the same time. They re
minded us of our boyhood days when we
would go to the "cotton patch" and
gather all our pockets full and eat every
one without inconvenience and made US
regret that we could not do it now.
If our people WOUld listen less to the
nurseryman and pay attention to seed
lings we dare say we would have better
Death of a Lady.
Mrs. Sarah E. Owings, wife of Mr.
J. Thomas Owings of Owings Station,
was stricken with paralysis Saturday
and died Sunday. She was sixty-two
years old and left four daughters. The
funeral and burial look place on Mon
day at Dials church.
Keep us in mind when you need any
articles in Agate, Blue or Tin ware for
S. M. & E. II, Wilkes & Co.
Congressman Johnson, Mayor Mahon and
Air. irby Address Laurens Voters
at M?lmes' Purk.
On last Friday morning Hon. G. Hey*
ward Mahon, Hon. J.' T. Johnson and
W. C. Irby, Jr., addressed a large audi
ence at Holmes' Park. Probably the
fact that Senator Tillman was to speak
in the afternoon added much to the size
of the crowd, but each of the speakers
was allowed unlimited time, and all had
the close attention of the audience.
The meeting was presided over by
County Chairman (J. P. Smith, and was
opened with prayer by Rev. W. A.
The first speaker introduced was Mr.
Mahon. He is running on his record as
a business man and his reputation for
doing things. He carries the endorse
ment of all the principal business men
of Greenville. It is to his efforts more
than any other man that the city of
Greenville owes her recent rapid strides
in the business world. He is for equal
fairness to all, and more than all else is
the friend to the poor man. It was
through his lone efforts that cot ton was
forced to ten cents in Greenville last
fall. That credit was not due Mr.
Johnson for rural routes. The money
was appropriated, and there was nothing
to do but get up a petition; if the peo
ple wanted the routes they could have
them no matter who was Congressman.
Mr. Johnson was the next speaker.
He was running on the record he bad
made during the live years of public
Bervice. He had done more for bis dis
trict than any other congressman, lie
had gotten more money for his people
than all the other congressmen who had
previously represented the district put
together. His practical results bad
been by work. His time belonged to
his constituency, and every iota of it
had been given to them. He had never
to his knowledge made a promise other
than to do his very level best. He had
carried out that promise to the very
letter. If the people could say well
done he desired to go back. It he bad
not been faithful to his trust leave him
Mr. Irby was the last speaker. Be
fore he began the dinner hour was close
at h ind and the audience was a little
restive; however, lie was closely listen
cd to, and received considerable ap
plause. He enlarged on his platform
that which is embodied in (be set of res
olutions which he olforod before the
county democratic convention, and
which wero adopted and published in
Tub Advertiser. He stated that no one
doubted but that Mr.Johnson had wdrked
in congress,and probably voted right,but
that he wanted some hot talk up there
as well, and that he would give it to
The Third Analysis of our Water.
Boston, Mass., July 19th* 1906.
W. 1C. Richey, Mayor.
Laurens, S. C.
hear Sir:?The sample of water taken
from hydrant at or near the residence
of lion. II. A. Cooper, your city, July
loth, and of which you wanted an anal
ysis as to its fitness for drinking pur
poses: demonstrates an follows:
Chlorine, very low
Nitrates, almost none.
The water is as soft as Boston tup
aver;:,1 s. It would scorn to be aground
w;?t rh.ee the dissolved Carbonic Acid
is high. Tho water is safe and Bltltablu
for household use. In its present con
dition there seems to be no cause for
YoTi can always find hero window
poles finished in white or oak and ball
curtain poles in different lengths.
S. M. & F. H. Wilkes Si Co.
DEATH OF MR. R. P. MIl.AM.
Prominent Citizen and Merchant Passed
Away Friday Morning.
Mr. R. P. Milum died at four o'clock
last Friday morning, July 27th, after a
long and trying illness.
Ho was fifty years old. Mr. Milam
i.s survived by a widow, who was Miss
Lizzie Owings of Fairfield, and by
three sons, Preston, James, and John.
He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Wy
ley Smith of Waterloo, Mrs. J. A.
Coats of Alma, and Mrs. John Weath
ers, who lives in Greenville county,
near Princeton. To all of these the
sympathy of the community is ex
The funeral services and burial look
place at Old Fields near Ora at ten
o'clock Saturday morning. The Masons
conducted the service using the rites of
their order. A large number of friends
went to Ora to pay this last tribute of
respect and affection to the dead. Dr.
Robert Adams, Mr. Milam's pastor,
took part in the service, acting as
Mr. Milam was ono of the most
highly respected and esteemed men in
Laurens, a good citizen, a true friend,
and a sincere Christian.
Miss Armstrong's Penny Party.
Miss Mamie Armstrong entertained
at a penny party on Tuesday evening of
last week. A number of her friends
were invited and the evening was en
joyed by all. A contest furnished
amusement, each couple being given a
penny with a set of questions the an
swers to which were to be found on the
penny. In tins the prize for the best
list of answers fell to Miss Davis and
Mr. Gus Habb. and the consolation to
Miss Margaret Barksdalc and Mr.
The Alisses Dorroh Give Party.
On Thursday evening Misses Emma,
Willie, and Roberta Dorroh gave a pretty
party to which a large number of young
people were invited. The hall and big
porches were made attractive with lan
terns and various games furnished
amusement until a late hour when
delicious refreshments of ice cream and
cake Were served. The young people
departed with assurances of the good
time they had had.
Makes Assurance Doubly Sure.
Elsewhere in this issue i- published
the analysis of the city water made by
Arthur Morritt of Boston, Mass.
Mayor Richoy sent samples of the
yvator from different hydrants, to Prof.
Hardiu of Clomson, Dr. Wilson, export
bacteriologist, of Chariest* >\. and Or.
Morritt of Boston. It is a very com
fortable feeling and a great satisfaction
to know that each of these eminent
chemists, found the water O. K.
Miss Alary Agnes Anderson Entertains.
Miss Mary Agnes Anderson enter
tained a party of friends at a delightful
spend-the-day party on Thursday. Her
guests on this occasion were Misses
Pearl Clardy, ka.n.eiie \vvr.;-, Annie
Simpson, Lucia Simpson, Mary Helle
Fuller, and Charlotte McGowan.
Misses Rlciiey Quests nf House Party.
The house parly including Misses Ina
Nowsomo, of Washington, Sallio Leon
ard, of Vienna, Ga., Lillian Stubb of
Augusta, and the Misses Richcy of
Laurcns, which was entertained by
Misses Willio and Daisy Brown, was
disbanded on Sunday. The young ladies
had a most delightful time sailing,
fishing, automoblling,visiting the Isle of
Palms and Sullivan's Island, taking in
the various amusements of each, and
enjoying many other attractions shown
them by their hostesses and their
friends.?Charleston Evening l'< t.
RALLY DAY AT METHODIST CHURCH.
Dr. Watson ?. Duncan Preaches. Mrs.
Pluss Prepares Sketch of Church.
Last Sunday morning there was a ser
vico in the Methodist chureh to celebrate
tho completion of the furnishing of the
Sunday School room. The room is now
very tastefully furnished and the cost
has been paid entirely. It was on uc
count of this that the special services
were decided upon.
The chief feature of the service was
n sermon by tho former pastor, Dr.
Watson B. Duncan, who is held in
especial esteem and affection by- his
former congregation here. He chose
for bis test the verse, "Sir, we would
see Jesus," and followed out his text
in an able and enjoyable discourse.
Other features of the day wero a wel
come by little Miss HattieGray, daugh
ter of Mr. W. L. Gray, and an excellent
sketch of the church prepared by Mrs.
J. J. Pluss and read by the pastor, the
Rev. Mr. Hook.
A large and interested congregation
attended the service. The Methodists
deserve much praise for their enthusi
asm in upbuilding the cause of religion
in the community.
The Misses Clardy Entertain.
Misses Maggie and Lucy Clardy en
tertained last evening in honor of their
cousins, Miss Daisy Pyles and Mr.
Frank Pyles. The honorces are natives
of Brazil, and are being educated in
their parents' home land. Miss Pyles
attends La Grange Female College, La
(Irani',", Ca., and Mr. Pyles is a student
at the University of Virginia, Char
lottCSVllle, Va. The Misses Clardy re
ceived their guests in the porch, and af
ter greeting the hostesses and being
presented to the guests of honor they
were served by Miss Blanche Clardy
with lemonade. The yard was lighted
with Japanese lanterns, and under their
soft light the young people enjoyed a
very pleasant evening. Misses Pearl
Clardy, Lucia Daniel and Ramcllo
Young served delicious peach, cream
and cakes. Those invited to enjoy the
evening's plen8Ure were Misses Pauline
Anderson, Nell Miller, Blanche ('lardy,
Bessie Evans and Mary Butler
Evans of Roanoke, Va., Mary Hell
Babb, Annie Sitgrcaves, Edna Sit
greaves, Zelene Gray, Bett Shell, Wil
li'' May Childress, Grace Simmons, An
nie Gilkorson, Sara Dorroh, Agnes
Adams, Dorcas Cahnes, Josephine Ful
ler, Lucia Daniel of Spartanburg, May
Little, Messrs. Hack Sanders, George
Halle, William Lancaster, Albert Todd,
Brooks Childress, Clarence Brandet t,
Copic Henderson, Kdd Hart, Clyde
Franks, Dudley Young, St<>!>.> Young,
Wash Shell, Ceorgo Hhkely. Oswald
Anderson, Jamie Roland, Eugono Langs
ton, R. F. Fleming, Clyde Ray, Tom
Ray, .J. M. McLees, Gregg .leans, tlhett
Babb, Creswell Fleming, Gus Simmons
and II. S. Blackwell.
Mfsfl lUhel Simmons Entertains.
Tho Merrymakers' Club met with
Miss Ethel Simmons on Friday evening.
A number of guests were present, and
the meeting was one of the most suc
cessful of the S?ns?n. The chief fea
ture of the evening's amusement was a
drawing conteesl, in which the picture
drawn by Miss Annie Simpson and Mr.
Gus Hart was adjudged tho best, and
they wore presented with a handsome
picture in reward. The lawn was at
tractively arranged with lanterns and
cosy rustic seals, and hero after the
close of the drawing game nppotizing
refreshments were served.
The enrolling committOCS of Youngs
Township is requested to make up list i
and send immediately to W. P. Coke)',
J. It. Cosny,
OF Me COY LAYTON.
Fell or Stepped From Fourth Floor
Window of a Hotel in Anniston
Mr. C. W. McCravy writing from I.an
ford to the Spartanburg Herald under
date of July 25, gives an account of the
mysterious death in Alabama of a Laur
ena county boy, McCoy Lay ton who
was only 23 years old. Mr. McCravy's
letter follows: "The sad news of the
death of J. McCoy Layton, at Anniston,
Ala., was received by Mr. T. J. I.ayton
of this place last Sunday at noon. Mr.
I.ayton left at.-once for Anniston return
ing to-day at 1 o'clock with the body of
his son. The circumstances surround
ing this death are made doubly sad by
reason of the fact that no one knows
just where or how young I.ayton came
to his death. About as much as could
be learned was that he retired to his
room with two friends at a hotel in
Anniston. and went to sleep, so far as
the young men knew who were in the
room with him. At 5 o'clock Sunday
morning his lifeless body was found on
the street, clad only in his night robe.
The supposition is that he got up during
the night to get a drink of water and
mistook the window for the door and
stepped out, and to his death, or else, he
got up and stepped out while asleep,
there being no evidence of or cause for
foul play of any kind, being at the time
of his death with friends.
The funeral and burial took place
from the Lanford Baptist Church, at
two o'clock this afternoon in the pres
ence of a large circle of sorrowing rel
atives and friends, the funerial being
conducted by Rev. E.C Watson, of
I.aureus, who is a friend of the I.ayton
family and was for several years pas
tor of the Lanford Baptist Church."
Locals Prom Pea Nidge.
Pea Ridge, July 30.?M?st of the
farmers of this section have laid by
Misses Mary Bell Franks and Fannie
King of Laurcns were the guests of
Misses Ola and Ella Blakely last Mon
Miss Lillie Hairston of Charleston is
visiting her father, Mr. R. O. Hairs
Miss Leafe Weathers was the guest
of Miss Irene Summcrel Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gay of Fort
Gaines, GaM were the guests of Mr. T.
I. Weathers Tuesday.
Miss Mamie Lynch was the guest of
Miss Eliza Malone recently.
Miss Corrio Solherlahd of the Connie
Maxwell Orphanage will be the guest
of her uncle, Mr. T. R. Blakely, this
Cross Hill News.
Cross Hill, July 30. Mr. William
Calhoun of Rockmont, Ga., is visiting
his mother, Mrs. Bettio Calhoun.
Miss Penny is visiting Miss Mary
Mrs. W. V. Payne and daughter, and
Mrs. Ii. I). Nance are spending some
time in Ashoville, N. ('.
Mrs. stork of Columbia is visiting
Mrs. B. W. Pinson.
Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. II.
Turner, died Sunday afternoon of brain
fever, and was buried Monday at the
Bapt ist cemetery.
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I LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
Mr. U. L. Simpson of Barksdale is
again with the Red Iron Racket, where
he will be glad to see his many friends.
Master Karle Owings, son of Mr. J.
C. Owings, accompanies Mr. J. A.
Clardy on a mountain trip, leaving to
The Laurens German Club gave an
unusually delightful dance Friday
Mrs. Joe Burton and Miss Mary Bur
ton returned from Paris Mountain last
The time for Illing pledges by candi
dates for the various county offices ex
pires at noon August 13th.
The W. O. W. Picnic at Friendship,
Sullivan township, Saturday, August
4th will no doubt attract a big crowd.
Mr. Charlie Kern left Monday for
Poughkecpsic, New York, where he
will take a business course at Eastman
If your name is not on the club rolls
you should give it in at once. The lists
will be closed after the '23rd of August.
Two more candidates announce in this
issue. Mr. J. B. Hitt for County Com
missioner, and Mr. Joel A. Smith for
Mr. T. H. Nelson left yesterday for
the Union Protestant Infirmary, Balti
more, Md., where he will undergo a
Mr. Stobo Young has returned from
Columbia, where he attended a business
college and has a position in the otlice
of Mr. J. Y. Garlington?
Miss Glehnie Bolt leaves this week
for Greenville, where she will visit
Mrs. N. K. Bolt. Before returning she
will visit Miss Virginia Willis at Gray
-Mr. George M. Davis was in Laurens
last Friday to hear Senator Tillman and
called at.this office. Mr. Davis has de
cided that farming is too inviting a
calling to be forsaken for politics this
An excellent game of baseball was
enjoyed by a large crowd on Friday af
ternoon inGarlington'spasture between
the Laurens and'Woodruff teams. The
.?core was two to nothing in favor of
Mr. .J. A. Clardy, the drummer,
leaves to-day for a mountain trip
through Asheyille, Hendersonville, T?te
Springs, and into the great corn and
wheat belt in the valleys of Newport
and Morristown. He combines business
and pleasure on this trip.
Lawn Party in Honor of Miss HudgCllS.
Miss Nannie Kate Hudgons' beautiful
country home was the scene of a much
enjoyed festivity on Thursday evening
when she entertained a number of her
friends in honor of her cousin, Miss
Kate Hudgons of Honen Path.
The guests were greeted at the door
by Mrs. P>. F. Roper of Texas and Mrs.
Will Meng. In the corner of fbe wide
porch was the punch bowl and from it
Misses Margaret Barkdalo and Gladys
Barksdale of Greenwood dispensed a
delicious fruit nectar. Miss Hudgons
I received the guests on the lawn and
presented them to Miss Kale Hudgons.
The beautiful lawn with its handsome
cedar trees was made especially allur
ing by twinkling lights. Delightful re
freshments were served. Those who
enjoyed this affair were Misses Lucia
Barksdale, Tallulah Caine, Olynthia
.lone.;, Annie Gilkerson, Pauline Ander
son, Mary Powell, Einmio Meng, Nell
Bolt, Willou Cray, Bessie Roland, Ze
hn-.. Cray, Crace Simmons, and Agnes
Adams and Messrs. J im. Dunklin, Vance
Irby, C. A. Kllott, Ossic Anderson, Al
bert Tcague, George Halle, .lames Ro
land, Yancoy Gilkerson, Gus Simmons,
R. F. Fie,ning. J. M. McLccs, Alfred
Barksdale. Allen Barksdale, and R. E.
Arthur Leon, the eighteen months'
old son of Policeman and Mrs. W. II.
Jernigan, died last Thursday and was
buried at the Laurens mill cemetery
Friday a fternoon.
After a short illness the live months'
old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Hawkins died Wednesday, the
burial taking place on the following day
at the mill cemetery.
Tylcrsvlllo, July 80. - A very heavy
rain fell here Sunday night.
Mrs. S. R. Bass and children, of
Wards, and Mrs. .lohn Wilson and chil
dren, of Langly, are the guests of Mr.
J. W. Blakoly'fl family.
Mr. L. S. Macray visited Dr. C. F.
Mosoley's family at Cross Keys last
Mrs. T. P. Poole and children at
tended services at Crace Chapel, in
Spartanburg county, Sunday,
Messrs. Bill ford and Meli Blakely
worshipped at BolMow Sunday.
The Misses Peterson attended the
dedication of Bramlette's church Sun
Cure Vanr Chickens.
1 have ready for sale a sure cure for
all chicken diseases. I have used this
romcdy for some time with marked suc
cess. 1 cured ten cases of limber neck
out of twelve, and find it equally effect
ual In other complalnvsamongchickons.
25 cent and ?o-cent sizes. Address
J, Wadh Anderson.
52-41 Laurens, S. ('.
We \\ ere glad to see so many COmo
In last week during the Majestic Range
demonstration at our store and many
took advantage of offer that tho fac
tory made by buying last week and get
ling :t handsome -el of ware worth i0
s. M. A E. H. WHkes & Co.
Wind and Hail Damage
Oops and Houses.
COTTON CHOP INJURED.
School House Wrecked- Dwellings and
Outbuildings Damaged by Heavy
Wind Storm Monday.
Gray Court, July lit.?Yesterday af
ternoon a very heavy hail and wind
storm passed over a considerable section
about a mile south-east of this place,
doing great damage to crops, timber
and houses. The cloud seemed to travel
in a zigzag course, and much damage
was wrought in a very short time.
Among those damaged by wind are
Mr. Otto Garrott, whose house top was
blown off, Mrs. Maggie Garrett's barn
was blown down.Thad Robertson's (col)
barn blown down, several outbuildings
of Mr. S. M. Garrett's demolished,
LeakviHo school house wrecked, Mr.
W. W. Yeargin's barn damaged.
The hail storm was terrific, and the
loss thereby is very serious. Mr. J. N.
Leak had forty acres of cotton and
twenty acres of corn which is said to bo
a total loss. Half of Mr. S. M. Gar
rett's crop is completely ruined; twenty
five acres of Mr. W. W. Yeargin's crop
destroyed, crops of Mrs. Maggie Gar
rott, Mr. Otto Garrott and Thad Rob
ertson are practically total losses.
Clinton, July 31.?Business is brisk
here this week. Several of the stores
are having sales and demonstrations of
one sort or another. Some of the mer
chants'are beginning to plan their trip
North, and then- are other evidences of
the approach of fall.
The new town hall continues to grow
and is a matter of pride to the mayor
and citizens. The walls of the new
college building are looming up and the
structure will he finished in the early
fall in all probability, though tlto
weather has hindered the progress of
work very much. It.will he a beautiful
addition to the south side of town. Mr.
I). I-";. Tribblo is building a pretty cot
tage on Musgrove street. But all this
building does not satisfy those who
wish to see changes in the railroad
properly. A Btrong effort is being made
to obtain a union station here and to
have the freight stations moved from
the heart of town.
Social life has been very pleasant for
the past week. The list of entertain
mentn is a long one. Mrs. A. V. Mar
tin gave a porch party to a small num
ber of her friends on Thursday eve
ning. Mis:} Rosa Bailey was hostess, at
a very delightful porch party one eve
ning-. Miss Ina Vance entertained
on Monday morning in honor of Mrs.
I). M. Frierson of Balcville, Ark. and
Mrs. T. D. Copeland. Mrs. .J. J. Copo
iand gave a beautiful Nations party on
Saturday afternoon in honor of her sis
ter, Miss Ada Casey of Greenville. The
young set had a surprise parly at the
home of Dr. Neville on Thursday eve
ning in honor of the charming bevy of
young ladies visiting Mis- Virginia
Neville. Tins set nlso enjoyed a picnic.
to Musgrove Mills on Saturday.
Mr. .1. W. Copeland of Stntosvillo
visited in town this wor k. Mrs. i'. S.
Bailey, Miss Rosa Bailey, ai d Master
Silas Bailey and Mr. J. i*. Robertson
returned with him to spend sometime at.
Alkalithia All Healing Springs.
Miss Virginia Neville is entertaining
a party of her Yorkvillo friend:; at a
house party this week.
Misses Rebecca Black well and Lizzie
Earhardt and Mary 0. Blackwell went
from here to Laurons on Saturday.
Miss Ada Casey of Greenville is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. .). I. Copeland.
i A large party of? Clinlonians are in
('apt. Hale came down for a few day.",
Mr. A. E. Spencer spent Sunday in
Hcndcrsonvillu with Miss Elizabeth
Spencer, who is quite ill.
Quito a number of citizens from hero
attended the opouking at Laurens Fri
For Auditi .
Joel A. Smith is horcby ? ' ; i need aa
a candidate for County Auditor, subject,
to the action of the Democratic primary.
(H!> SPECIAL NOTICES. |
WANTED To sell store houao and
stock of goods, also four milk cows and
lot of pigs. For cash or on easy term: .
Putnam & Putnam, Bnrk dato, S. C, f .
ALL KINDS of Spices, Celery ami
Mustard seed and coloring for pickles
at 1 aureus Drug Co.
FRAMES for photographs, two oval
openings. 25? each, Laurens Drug Co.
A FEW boxes of certain styles Paper
wore 26c now two for 25c. Laurens
ASK the bank ca hiora about our
Fountain Pens. Ono dollar and up buya
ft good one at Laurons Drug Co.
WE HAVE a shaving soap at live
cents a cake that. Is better than many
I others costing ten cents. Laurens Drug
MEND the broken things lying around
the house. Liquid ?luo co ds only 10c a
bottle at Laurens Drug Co.
TYPEWRITER papers, ribbons niflJi
supplies at Laurens Drug Co.v
BERKSHIRES- Rich i:? the blood of
St. Louis pii.-.e winners, Imported and
Biltmore stock, choice piga for Halo
now (three litters) $10.00 each. Laurel
Bluff Farm. Ceo. M. Davis, Proprietor,
Clinton. S. C. OsMt
FOR SALE- old Newspapers. 2"
for 6c, or lOOjfor 16c. Applv at the.