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BEHIND THE BARS.
ArrcMed at Fort Lawn by
MUS. (iillFFlN'S DEATH.
The Illness of Mrs. Vance?Dr. Jacobs
Preaches on the "Gift
_Clinton, August 20.?Two of the rob
CenTwho broke into the stores of Bai
ley Brothers and Copeland & Brother
here last week are under lock and key,
caught with the stolen goods in their
Tho merchants arc breathm,g, much
freeer since their arrest on Friday and
Saturday. They were found by a de
tective in Fort Lawn and he turned
them over to chief-of-police Heid at
2 Mrs. Kmma T. Griffin died at one
o'clock last Wednesday afternoon after
a painful illness. For ten days or more
before her death, the end was con
stontly expected by those about her.
Her sons came from their homes and
were with her much of the last two
weeks of her life. Mrs. Griflin was
the~widow of Major Richard Griffin,
and a sister of Mr. Willie Jones of Lau
rens. She was in earnest consistent
Christain, a me nbcr of the Clinton
Baptist church. The funeral service
was conducted by her nephew, the
Rev. Alex Brunson of Columbia in the
Baptist church at noon on Thursday
and the interment was made in the
A son of Mr. Prank Copeland, Adof
phus, was kicked by a mule Saturday
and severely injured. It was thought
he would die at fir?t, but he is doing
Mrs. S. F. Vance is very ill. She
bad a fall which sprained or broke her
ankle last week and as she was then in
a weak stale from illness it has had se
The Rev. Dr. Jacobs preached a most
able and convincing sermon Sunday
morning on the "Gift of Tongues."
The tent meeting broke up Sunday
The regular union service was held
in the Baptist church Sunday night,
the Rev. Mr. Hodges preaching a
strong gospel sermon. The interesting
announcement was made that the Rev.
Lewis Fowler, pastor, elect of the
Baptist church, has sailed for America
and will preach his first sermon Sunday
night, September first.
There is nothing new to report along
the building line this week.
Socially there has been dull. The
u aial dances on Monday and Thursday
nights gave much pleasure to the soci
ety set. A party of young people pic
nicked at Musgroves mill Wednesday.
The quiet was broken by a most de
lightful affair given by Mrs. Edgar
Owens on Monday night in honor of
Miss Julia Gilkerson of Laurens and
Will Owens, Jr.
There are several visitors in town.
?.liss Jessie Bolt of Laurens has been
the guest of the Misses Dillards to-day.
ivliss Euphenia Young of Due West is
visiting her brother, Dr. C. H. Young.
Miss Alice Watts of Columbia and Mrs.
Conyers and two children are visiting
their sisters, Mrs. Burdett and Mrs.
Gravis. Miss Julia Gilkerson is visit
ing Mrs. Edgar Owen's family. Miss
Walker of Woodruff is the guest of
Miss Margaret Parrott. Miss Austen
of Monroe and Miss Plowden of Green
wood are visiting Dr. Wofford's family.
Lisbon, Aug. 20.?The barbecue given
by the ladies of Beavcrdam church last
Friday was a success financially and
socially. About a hundred dollars was
realized which will be added to the
church repairing fund and a very en
joyable day was spent by the crowd.
Interesting and appropriate talks by
the Rev. W. P. Turner and Mr. W.
Carl Wharton were made in the after
Mr. J. N. Wright and Messrs Bloom
and Henry Milam have gone to the
^mountains by private conveyance.
The Misses McKenzies of Abbeville
are visiting the family of Mr. A. R.
Mr. R. B. Pasley of Spartanburg
spent last week with homefolks out at
One of the Original "Briars."
Mr. Joel T. Crisp was in the city
Friday returning to his home at Kin
ards, Newbcrry County, from a visit to
Mr. Thos. Y. Henderson and family in
Youngs Townshiy and other relatives in
the County. Mr. Crisp is a veteran, he
having volunteered and enlisted in Com
pany G (Briars) Third Regiment. He
is now in his eighty eighth year and is
remarkably well preserved for his ad
vanced age. His Laurens friends will
be delighted to seo him at the general
reunion of Laurens County survivors to
be held here on Saturday, August 24.
Before you buy be sure to see our
line of Knives and Forks. We can
please both in quality and prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
25 Women and Qiiis
at the Overall factory.
Nice, pleasant work
good wages. Apply to .
T. K. HUDQENS,
Col. H. Y. Simpson has gone to Bal
"Remember the date, Thursday 4 p.
m, Aug. 22nd.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Shell are visiting
relatives at Lanford. |
Mrs. Clifton Babb of Greenville is
Visiting in the city.
Mr. Butler Richardson of Mountville
was in town yesterday.
Monday, September 1st, is salesday,
Labor Day and a holiday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wright are visit
ing in Ashcville for a week.
Mr. S. M. Wilkes has gone to the
northern markets on business.
Mrs. J. D. i'itts has gone to James
town, New York and other northern
Messrs. H. H. Mahon and William
Stone of Rabun Creek were in the city
Mr. W. M. Dendy of Laurens R. F.
D. No. 1 left yesterday for a visit to
Mr. McPhail was in the city last
week arranging to move to the city
and begin work on his led plant.
Mrs. Chas E. Moody of Tampa, Fla.,
and Mr. J. W. Leake of Clinton were
among the visitors at Laurcns Tues
It is important that the ladies of
your family be present at the meeting
of the Chamber or Commerce on Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lomas and little
son, William Douglass of Columbia
have been on a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
F. B. Martin of Youngs.
Mr. W. G. Wilson is visiting New
York and other northern markets lay
ing in a supply of dry good and notions
for the fall and winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bolt have had
as their guests Mrs. Bolt's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Godbold, and her
relatives, Mrs. Asa Godbold and daugh
ter, all of Marion.
Mr. R. 10. Babb, member of the
Spartanbug special investigating com
mission, is spending this week at home.
The work of the commission has been
in progress since May.
Mr. Chas. W. McCravy, who bap
been residing at Lanford for the past
several years has about completed ar
rangements for his return to Laurens
about the fust of January.
Every member of the Chamber of
Commerce is expected to meet in the
Court House at 4 o'clock on Thursday
evening Aug. 22nd. Ladies are ear
nestly requested to be present.
Capt. O. W. Babb, who is in Colum
bia under surgical treatment, is report
ed to be getting on very satisfactorily.
His friends will be delighted to see
him back at his post, in his accustomed
good health at an early date.
The Right Way to Do.
When we trust you we must have
some assurance of your responsibility.
When you trust us you have a right to
a like protection?it's only fair. The
McCaskey system we employ guaran
tees that. If you owe us $8.00 and that
is right, all right; but if you pay $9.00,
it is more than right. Just $1.00 more.
Our McCaskey accounts shown at your
house and at our store are always
right and must correspond. Try this
system. You will like it.
3-2t ' KENNEDY BROS.
LESS ILLICIT LIQUOR.
Express Company Reports Decrease in
Number of Shipments.
Charleston Evening Post.
Mayor Rhett has received a state- 1
ment from the Southern Express com
pany to the effect that for the past
week or two there had been almost no
illegal shipments of whiskey made into
Charleston through the local express
It would appear that the vigilant
watch maintained by the police on the
movements of the express wagons has
resulted in a decided decrease in the
importation through the express compa
ny of illicit booze.
There is also the effect on the whole
salers who arc afraid that their custo
mers here will not receive the liquor
shipped them. However it is, the
mayor is gratified with the report of
the express company, but will keep up
the police surveillance.
AT MOUNT BETHEL
Dr. West Master of Ceremonies, Solicitor
Cooper and Rev. J. II. Machen
Several hundred happy picnickers
gathered at old Mt. Bethel last Satur
day morning to celebrate with the Ma
sons of that section a day of pleasure
and feasting. There is no finer place
in the county for a picnic and prepara
tions had been made for the entertain
ment of the crowd expected. Every
body visited the "Big Spring" and
drank and drank and then wanted to
return and drink again.
The exercises of the day were in
care of Dr. C. Q, West of Princeton
and appropriate addresses were deliv
ered by Solicitor Robt. A. Cooper of
Laurens and the Rev. James II. Machen
Clemson Car at (iray Court.
Gray Court. - The Clemson Car Ex
hibit here on August 18th was well at
tended. Some interesting talks were
made and the object lessons wero very
instructive. Tho farmers around Gray
Court were complimented by the Clem
son officials both on account of the un
usually largo attendance and on account
of the evident advanced agricultural
methods practiced in that vicinity.
Of course the methods laid down by
Clemson cannot be pursued by the
small farmers of our neighborhood, hut
there were some valuable lessons learn
ed and some very useful suggestions
that will be available.
Myrtle Camp Celebrates Fifth Memorial
ate Addresses Delivered.
The fifth annual picnic was given
and memorial day exercises held at
Friendship church, Sullivan Township,
last Friday by Myrtle Camp No. 206
Woodmen of the World.
The exercises of the. day were opened
by marching to the ceme'.ery where
the Woodmen decorated the graves of
the deceased brethren, with appropri
ate ceremonies. This over the large
crowd was assembled near the church
and addressed by Mr. H. B. Humbert,
Col. J. H. Wharton, Mr. J. F. Bolt
and Mr. C. A. Power, all addressing
themselves principally to "Wood
In the afternoon by special request
Col. Wharton made a brief talk in the
interest of the Farmers' Union.
The exercises of the day were in
charge of Mr. R. W. Nash, past coun
cil commander of Myrtle Lodge. A
bountiful picnic dinner was served on
the grounds and all had a delightful
Possible Disadvantages of the High
To the Editor of The Slate:
As universally granted by your re
cent correspondents as to the compul
sory educational law now impending,
the success of our educational efforts
is of the highest importance. It is,
therefore, vitally important that no
mistake just now should be made.
All readily admit that high schools
are very desirable, but too few may
possibly consider what disadvantages
may result from too great an ambi lion
and eagerness to establish them, and
thereby secure a portion of that fund
thrown out into the present free school
system by the State like veritable apple
of discord. Let us briefly enumerate
some of these disadvantages:
First. These high schools impose ad
ditional taxation upon a people already
too heavily taxed, in that special levies
arc to be made, both to erect special
buildings and to pay higher salaries all
without materially improving the pos
sible advantages of the common free
Second. They disrupt and depress
the present free school system, over
crowding some schools, and depleting
Third. They crowd people into towns
to the injury of country communities,
thereby depreciating the value of real
estate and educating our people to loaf
around towns in idleness, trying to live
by their "wits," which is an incalcula
ble menace to honesty, prosperity and,
we may add, white supremacy.
Fourth. Neither colleges nor com
mon free schools, but mongrels, these
high schools interfere with both, teach
ing our people on the one hand to be
satisfied* with brief superficial training,
and on the other hand lowering the effi
ciency and grading of the common
schools, no ambitious teacher caring to
teach a merely primary school.
F'fth. They render inadvisable the
enactment of a compulsory educational
law, now impending, the State having
no right to force the people to patronize
schools beyond walking distance, espe
cially after having destroyed the
schools at their doors.
Other disadvantages could be men
tioned, but let these suffice for a warn
ing "to make haste slowly."
The educational effort of the State
First. To erect a good efficient
school in every community, where it
will be easily accessible to all.
Second. To make these schools meet
all the needs as to primary and sub-col
legiate training, which can be done.
Third. To adopt a compulsory edu
Fourth. And to leave collegiate
training to her many State and private
colleges already in existence, thus de
veloping her present resources without
oppressing present institutions, and
without inflicting upon our people need
less changes and unending taxation.
We have written briefly, but hope all
will consider the subject well before
voting unnecessary changes.
NO CHANCK FOR TIOERS.
Carcy-Cothran Low Rigidly Enforced at
Spartanburg, August 15,?There is
probably no city in South Carolina
where the Carey-Cothran law is enforc
ed as rigidly as it is in Spartanburg.
Blind tigers are given no quarter in
Spartanburg and when a case is made
out in the Police Court there is no
whitewash method resorted to. Mayor
Floyd makes a full investigation of the
charge and upon conviction tho defen
dant is given the limit, $100 or thirty
days on the chain gang.
Thore was a time when blind tigers
sought to got a foothold here, but that
day is past. Mayor Floyd fought them
with gloves off and he and the police
department are masters of the situa
tion. Occasionally a nogro will make
bold to retail from a bottle carried
around in his hip pocket, but he is de
tected in nine chances out of ten and
for his folly he either serves thirty
days on the publice works or pays* a fine
We have just put in a line of Organs
made of tho best quality of material,
beautifully-finished and we can save
you money if you see our line before
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
CROSS HILL NEWS.
Much Building and Improvements Being
Done. Many Coming and Going.
Cross Hill, August 19.?Mr. J. G.
Guthrie nnd family are off on a visit to
the Jamestown Exposition.
Miss Etta Walker of Auguta is visit
ing relatives here.
Mrs. Sallie Atchison, wife of Mr.
James Atchison died last Thursday.
Interment at Bathabara on Friday.
Miss Sallie Lovis of Greer, S. C, is
visiting Miss Theresa Crisp.
The clink of the trowel and the saw
and the hammer are heard on every
side. Building, painting and other im
provements going on.
There was a neighborhood barbecue
last Thursday at the home of Mrs.
Reeder near town. Persons in town
who were invited, say they had a good
time and a Splendid dinner.
Mr. ami Mrs. W. H. Leaman spent
last Thursday and Friday in Clinton.
Misses Edith and Louise Austin of
Clinton are visiting their uncle, Mr.
W. T. Austin.
Rev. James Bradley has accepted a
call to Jackson, Ga., and has asked the
church here to unite with him in re
quest to Presbytery to dissolve the
Mr. Marshal Wasson of Washington
city is at home on a vacation.
The B. W. Ball chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy have
most of the funds in hand to finish
their monument. They are making ef
forts to get the balance needed and de
serve the help and assistance of every
Mr. R. A. Austin's family are look
ing for him home this week. He has
been at Dot Springs, N. C, for some
IF .IEFFRRSON CAME.
Somebody is Wond cring Whaat Jeffer
son Would do if he Came to
Somebody has wondered what Thom
as Jefferson would do if he came to
America in 1007, and the answer is that
he would have to make a political party
before he could get into the political
swim. Yet everybody, except Mr.
Roosevelt, traces Iiis politics back to
Mr. JclVerson. Mr. Bryan will prove
to you that Lincoln got his politics from
Jefferson, though Mr. Lincoln recruited
some millions of soldiers and shot to
death on the field of battle the "Reso
lutions of '08," as perfect aJeffrsonian
as the Sage of Monticells ever^ de
livered himself of.
Mr. Jefferson was the father of the
Democratic party that lived 100 years
and went out of the political business
in 1896, just a century after Jefferson's
first race for President. The Democra
tic party was created to combat pater
nalism in government, and the party of
Jefferson was true to that doctrine all
the days of its life.
The new Democracy, that is nothing
if not paternal, like the devil quoting
scripture, claims to hold its estate un
der the title coming down from Jeffer
son. If then; was anything for which
Jefferson distinctively stood, it was
jealousy of Federal power; but this new
Democracy, so far from that, seeks to
augment Federal power to an extent
that Alexander 1 lamilton never dreamed
of. It would have the government go
into the railroad business, increase the
the national debt by $14,000,000,000,
and create some millions additional public
servants operate 250,000 miles of rail
road. It is sacrilege to think that Jef
ferson would join such a party.
Jefferson held that the best govern
ment was that of the people, acting
through their representatives; but this
new Democracy teaches government
by the people direct. They call it the
initiative and referendum, and in effect
it would work thcabilition of the United
States Senate, destroy the equality of
the states and lodge a monopoly of
power in the bigger and more powerful
We are satisfied that Mr. Jefferson
would have to fetch his politics with
him, if he came again to America, or
keep out of politics altogether.
We are authorized to say that Rev.
N. J. Holmes will begin a tent meeting
in Laurens on Thursday, August 29th.
Everybody is invited to attend.
Mr. Holmes is well known and has a
great many admirers in and around
Laurens who will be much pleased with
MR. B. HARRIS RAISES BEETS.
Will Make Twenty Tons on one Acre of
A speciai to the Augusta Chronicle
from Anderson tells of n Pendleton
farmer's success with beets this year.
The farmer referred to is known in
Laurens, having recently visited the
city in connection with the Farmers'
Union of which organization he is a
prominent member. The special about
his beets follows:
Mr. B. Harris, one of Anderson coun
ty's progressive farmers and also the
president of the county fair association,
was in the city today from Pendleton. He
brought with him three beets of the
golden tankard, white sugar and long
red varieties. He brought them along
to exhitit at the meeting of the Farm
ers' Union. In speaking of them to
your correspondent, Mr. Harris raid
that the three he had with him weighed
12 pounds. He planted an acre of them
and will harvest between 20 and 25
tons. These beets he feeds to hogs and
cattle. He says the beets are the best
kind of feed for rich milk and butter
and that breeding sows are kept in ex
cellent trim if beets are fed to them.
He is very enthusiastic over beets as
feed and hi.', talk before the union to
day will probably result in the plant
ing of many acres in the county next
year. Mr. Harris also said that the
board of directors of the county fair
wer?; completing arrangements for a
bigger fair this year than usual. The
premium lists will be off the press
within a few days. The fair will be
held Oct. 15, 1G and 17.
OUR FORESTS PRINTED AWAY.
Millions of Cords ot Wood Made Into
Paper Each Year and Amount
Washington.?The Census Bureau
issued to-day an interesting bulletin on
the printing and publishing industry at
the census of manufacteres of 1905.
"The total number of establishments
in the industry in 1905 was 26,422, a
number larger than was reported for
any other industry. The increase re
ported from 1000 to 1905 forms a strik
ing exception to the prevailing tenden
cy toward consolidation, for if was
proportionately greater than from 1890
"Photograph and photo-engraving
have become the handmaidens of print
ing, and the liberal use of these two
allied arts has brought extensive pat
ronage from interests hitherto unre
sponsive. So great, indeed, is the
cost of illustration employed by many
large manufacturers and others in com
mending their interests to the public
that the mere printing - the cost of
composition, presswork, paper and ac
cessories?become a trifle In comparison.
"No increase in the industry has
been more striking than that reported
for the number of pounds of paper
used. Of the total amount of paper
manufacturer in 1905 more than 900,
000 tons were used solely for newspa
pers and periodicals, representing al
most one-third of the entire output of
the paper mills of the United Stale ;.
To make this paper required the ser
vices of nearly 15,000 men, and repre
sented approximately $9,000,000 in
wages. These mills used as raw mate
rial 1,800,000 cords of spruce, polar and
hemlock logs, representing the timber
product af approximately 100,000 acres,
exclusive of the logs imported from
Canada. Thus every working day in
the year the forests of New England
and the Middle States, with scattered
areas elsewhere in the North and
Northwest, yielded approximately
1,705,000 feet, of timber to be trans
formed into the newspapers and maga
zines required to supply the people of
the United States.
?'As might be expected from its
pre-eminence in population. New York
reported in 1905 more than double the
number of daily papers contributed by
any other city, the total number being
evenly divided between morning and
Woodmen Picnic at Dials.
Holly Leaf Camp No. 242, Woodmen
of the World, will give a picnic at
Dials church t?n Friday, August 30th.
Among the speakers for the occasion
will be Congressman -1. T. .Johnson,
Solicitor R. A. Cooper and Hon. (). P,
Goodwin. Everybody is invited to
come and bring the regulation picnic
On September 1st we will open an up-to-date
Dress-Making Department in our up-stairs
This Department will be in charge of Miss
Amelia Drummond, whose reputation as an
accomplished modiste is sufficient guarantee
that only first-class work will be done.
Those desiring work done can have same
engaged by seeing Miss Drummond.
Wanted:?Several competent seamstresses.
Apply at the store or to Miss Drummond.
T. J. Little Loses Dwelling and Almost
All Hoi-sehohl Eurniturc by an
Early Morning Blaze.
Mr Tom Jeff kittle, a well known
citizen residing near L?ngsten Church,
Scuffletpwn Township, was ''wiped om
of house and homo" about I* o'clock
Monday morning by a tire that is sup
posed to have originated hi the kitchen.
Mr. Little himself and his daughter,
Miss Annie Lou, were in Clinton on a
visit, leaving only two of the young
m?n at home. Late Sunday night, ow
ing to the indisposition of one of the
brothers, it was necessary to use the
stove, and it is presumed that a defect
in the Btovo due explains the Origin of
the blaze. Tho young men wore occu
pying the same room and when aroused
the llames had reached their apart
ment, burning from toward tho kite!
The Messrs. Little had only time to got
out a few pieces of furniture, two beds,
a trunk and a large portrait of their
mother, the late Mrs. Little.
Many family relics and heirlooms
were lost, including old silverware and
jewelry. The loss is a very heavy one
on Mr. Little and family, and they have
the sympathy of all in their misfor
It is understood that there was a
small amount of insurance on the dwell
ing, but wholly Inadequate to cover
Ware Shoals Stockholders to Meet.
Mr. N. B, Dial has issued a call to
the stockholders of the Ware Shoals
Manufacturing Co. to meet in the
Court House in Laurens on Saturday,
We publish the call as a news item
because we feel that the public are in
terested in what looks like another big
cotton mill fight. We took occasion to
inquire of Mr. Dial the reason for hold
ing the meeting in the Court House.
He stated that practically all the local
.shareholders were Laurens people and
there were a large number <>1 them and
the Court House was the most suit able
place. Besides he stated that there were
numbers of people in Laurons who were
not stockholders but his friends and were
interested in the causes which controll
ed his action.1 and it was due to them
that he give thom an opportunity to
hear and all such, weie welcome to be
Stockholders of Ware ShojiL Manu
At the last annual mooting of the
Directors of Ware Shoals Manu facti n
ing Company the Northern uircctors,
who constitute the majority, wanted to
curtail my authority, limit my duties
and place me on a nominal salary, ;dl in
violation of an agreement h( reloforo
made with them, thereby forcing nu
I desire to have a conference with nil
the minority stockholders (and have
also invited the majority to bo pr< sent),
therefore a meetingTs hereby called to
be heltl in the Court House al Laurens,
S. C, on Monday the 2Gth day of Au
gust, 1007, at 3.30 o'clock i'. M. sharp.
I desire to place before each and every
stockholder all the informal ion 1 have
concerning tho property and tho peo
ple who now hold the majority of the
stock, so that we can decide the besl
course to pursue.
We have about two hundred stock
holders whose interests are indentical,
and I know personally all of you with a
half dozen exception.;. 1 feel grateful
to you for your subscriptions and am
morally bound to protect them so far
as is in my power. 1 could have sold
my stock but haon't done so, and what
ever offer is made to me shall be at
The mill is making money. 1 brought
the question of dividends up at the la t
meeting and, in all probability, one will
be paid next .January. I consider our
property one of the finest in tho South,
and, in all probability, it will continue
to make handsome profits.
Parties holding a majority of the
stock arc engaged in tho manufacture
of bags and use a large portion of the
output of the mill. It is< a difficult mat
ter to purchase from and sell to one's
self when others are only interested in
the buying or selling. We have ., !;>id
these gentlemen to make us a proposi
tion to buy our stock or to .'a ll us theirs,
and, I trust, at the mooting there will
be something definite to act upon, in
case we do not get a satisfactory pro
position there are various courses open
to us. I want each orte to feel at liberty
to act as he deems best, after we have
considered all of our rights. 1 trust the
stockholders will hoi sacrifice their in
terests, at least for tho present, The
uncalled for action of the majority, no
doubt, causes uneasiness on your part,
but, in my opinion, WO have r< medics.
I hope you will attend in pct'SOII 01'
have some one to represent you.
We have called the meeting at Laur
ens because it is more convenient to the
largest number, etc.
Yours very truly,
N. B. DIAL.
Die. D. L.
Laurens, S. C, August 15th, 1007.
HELD ANNUAL REUNION.
Survivors of Company P, Mil). S. C.
Volunteers, Mel it Langston.
The annual reunion of the survivors
of Company F. l-Ith., Roglmont, South
Carolina Volunteers, was held at Lang
ston church yesterday. TJiere was In
attendance a very large crowd and the
day was pleasantly spent in picnic
l LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
The early closing season will come to
a elose at the end of this month.
Thursday, August 22nd; at 4 o'clock
p. m. be present. Ladies especially.
The seasons are .propitious for the
planting of a large turnip crop this
year In Laurens.
Abundant rains were reported from
every locality In the county Friday and
Saturday, and the crop prospect con
tinues very promising.
The special School (. lections in Lau
rens county come thick and fast. The
district that does not hold an election
this year, either for a special levy or on
the high school proposition, will be the
Count v Supervisor Humbert will
moo', with the taxpayers of Sullivan
township at Tumbling Shoals on Satur
day for the consideration of the dispo
sition of certain railroad bonds.
If you are interested in the improve
ment of your town come to the moot
ing on Thursday afternoon Aug. 22nd.
at 1 o'clock. Prevail on the ladies of
your family to be present also. It is
from them that we are to expect re
'Mr. Allen I). Bnrksdale. president of'
the Laurens County Rural Letter Car- j
ricrs' Association and carrier on Laur
ens lt. F. I). No. 5, is taking his an
nual vacation. His brothel'and substi
tute, Mr, lames Bnrksdale, is making
the rounds for fifteen days.
New Hose Wagon
The new hose wagon with lire extin
guisher attachment, which was pur
chased by the city council sonn.1 time
ago arrived Monday and she is a beauty.
Shooting Near Ora.
As the result of a dispute about a
colored damsel Usher Simpson was
shot last Friday night by Charlie Jones,
al o col' red. The affair occurred near
Ol'O as the trio wore on their way from
church some time after midnight.
Simpson was shot in the left side, a
very dangerous wound being indicted,
lie was. taken to Columbia Saturday
afternoon for an operation.
High School for Laurens.
It looks now US if Laurens would be
certain to socuro the appropriation un
der the High School Act. Sovoral ad
joining districts have united with Lau
rens Special and as there will be no
I doubt about the required number of
pupils and as there is- no 1 bought of
raising the present levy it does seem
that il is an assured fact that the elec
tion will be carried and the schoo 1 ostab
Farmers Union fiVecilng.
The Farmers' Union, of Laurens
County will bold its iv. ulai monthly
meeting on August 2si which will be (
Thursday before the first Monday.
Lach Sub-Union in earnestly requested
to send a full delegation as this will be
a very important meeting. Come with
prices on what you rai *o at home.
It. O. Ilairston, President.
P. s r. i lay is the regular day, but
as. Dials Township has a grand rally on
Friday wo will bold the County Union
on Thursday and lot us all come to the
County Union and we will all go to
R. O. I!.
Tub ADVBKTiSRit's prize watermelon
was brought '?> the ofllce last Wednes
day by Ben Bcasley, a prosperous col
ored farmer living on the plantation of
Mr. M. L. Copclund hear Clinton. The
melon was of the Bradford variety and
weighed 10 pounds. Ben stated thai
his melon:! bad grown unusually large
this season, and though they had not |
been as profitable as common yet he
had made a great many more than
enough for use. lie stated incidentally
that be did not suppose that he had ever
spenl as Inuch as fifty cents for water
melons in his whole life; yet he is a
darkey, usually buys whatever he wants
and generally has the money to pay
UNVKIMNCI OF THE
SUM TEH MONUMENT.
Memory ?l Revolutionary Hero to be
Perpetuated by Erection of
Sum tor, Aug. 11. The monument
to Thomas Sumter was unveiled this
morning at the old homo of the cele
brated general at Statoburg", The pro
gram was an olaboiatt one. The First
Artillery band, United State.; Army
Batallion of Artillery under Col, Green
ough, from Sullivan 8 Island Fort and
the Sumter guards of Charleston wore
The monument was unveiled by Mis.
Herbert Unynosworth and Miss. Bea
trice Sumter, great great grand-daugh
ters of (iGneral Sumter.
Col. L if. Dargan, chairman of the
monument committee introduced Goy
Ansel of South Carolina, who after his
addros i acted as chairman.
Former Governor Montaguo, of Vir
ginia v... introduced by Hon. P. I.
Manning and the governor made an ad
Governor Ansel read a letter from
President Roosevelt showing his inter
est in the event.
General Ltimtor was COlondl of the
Sixth regiment, South ?Carolina Conti
nental establishment from I770tol778;
brigadl* rgoncral Of the South Carolina
militia from 17so to 1782. lib was a
mend ei- of the Continental congress,
17s:: to 1784; a member of the United
States congross, 17s:) to 1801, a United |
Slates senator from 1801 to 1810.
Soon To Clos<
SMALL STOC K ON
When This is Disposed
mission Will Proceed
up its Report.
Columbia, August 20?It i^
that all of the stock at tho old Stat
dispensary will be dis posed of this W1
and tho special commission to wind u
the affairs of the/i. M. I. will bo abj
to close the do<;.o,*vith a sigh of relic
and announce to tVw. StakaJho comt
ami successful finish of
that was condemed by
The commission will feel re!
cause (heirs has been a hard anc
time hard position. They were
men who wanted to have
closed up in a business like
a friend of the member?
terday.'if they blundered
it was excusable on accou
Yesterday the members of the
land county dispensary board vh
the institution and looked over the l
stock left. There is about $17,0'H) %}
of goods on hand out of the hunUr^
of thousands of dollars wori
by past State boards and
i> ?ard will probably close1
this amount this week if they
ly do s.o. I f not, some arrnng
will be made for taking it oil'
hands of the commission.
This means that the commission
then proceed to make up its annual
ports and show that money has becj
saved by the action of the general
sembly in providing for said com]
ion. The report may go f lumber
slate much that has been found iril
examination of the books and acc|
and this; may be the most interej
part of it.
Mr. W. P Stevenson of Choraw,
has been the attorney for the C\
sion, has looked over all of
counts ami examined the books
fully and bis past experience
sort of work has aided him i'i lrjaJ
? he problems confronting this comti
sion. His report when the is ended |
ended will be a thorough one and
deal with the legal side of the
trat ion of Ibis enormous buriness ?
days of tho Stale dispensary.
MectiiiK of Chamber of Cojpmftf
A fairly good number of
sentative members of the
Chamber of Commerce met in thofl
bouse on Thursday afternoon at
call <d' the president, Dr. U.K. Aikl
Tlx- ladies of the city had been < sJ
ciallv invited to mod with the mol
bors with the view of naking s/
suggestions and doing .. >mo_
work towards the civic impru\
the city, However tho eve
very unpropitious and no ladl
able to get out. II was suggest
on account of the small attendance
(he entire absence of the ladi<
the meeting adjourn lo meet
week; several member thought)
thing should be done any how
sense of this meeting prope
fore the people. Mr. N.
a splendid talk as did the
l ?r. II. K. Aiken, Mr. Jno.
Dial. Mr. W. L. Cray and others.
All tho speakers made compliment
reference to tho work done by
present council on the stroots +md el
where and by a unanimous vote
mittcc, con.iisting of Pros. Ail?
N. H. Dial and Solicitor Cooper,
appointed to express to the council
appreciation of the Chamber and;
further memorialize it to begin w
on the Public Square as soon as
A motion was made and caiTiui
nu ct again on Thursday aftortioor
1 o'clock, Aug. 22nd. in the C
Ibuise. The ladies of the city ai
nestly solicited to be present. A
stated this meeting is primarily io
I: '. the ladies in the good work of
improvement and their presence is
earnest ly desired.
Don't forget the date, I'huisd
p. m. Aug. 22nd. in Court HoUl
). P. Hol\
OUR SPECIAL, NOTICES.
COTTON SEED MEAL Plcr.t.v
on hand. J, II. Sullivan.
WANTED To sell my entire
business, consisting of buggies,
ness, carriages, etc., as I am goi
of business, 1'). W. Martin, L
PATTEN YOUR llOGS
tho weather gets cold. 1 lit
feed?chop corn, bran and shoif
a lof of slightly damaged ihn
per barrel. J. II. SDLL1NAN
WANTED You to buy our
legal blanks such as, Title to
tale. Mortgage of Real Estfl
tel Mortgages, Liens, Lien M
Bill of Sales, Subpoenas,,
Tickets, Kent Wanks, etc:
now in press. Advert is
Company, Laurens, S. C
FOR SALE. Lot of I'm- f
red rust proof seed oats.
FOR SALE QUICK I Of)
my horse and rubber tire
splendid team. Apply to
Laurens, s. c.
man from upper or western
County. Must be onergcli
eious and anxious to get or
once to Laurens Adverti.
fore placing your order
and tio-i. J. H. SIJLLI