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MR. 0. B. MARTIN
FOR U. S. SENATE
Will Seek Sen. Latimer's
Place Next Year.
AFTER GOV. ASSEL, TOO
State Superintendent of Education Prom
ises to Throw Plenty of Ginger Into
the f orthcoming Campaign.
State Superintendent of Education
O. 13. Martin has announced his candi
dacy for U. S. Senator. In his an
nouncement Mr. Martin intimates that
he will put a good deal of ginger in the
campaign, and whilo he is seeking
Senator Latimer's place ho does not
seem averse to peeling the scnlp of
Governor Ansel should that gentleman
cross his would-be path to the Senate
chamber. Mr. Martin states that he
has watched the record of Senator Lat
imer for the past sixteen years with
great care and that if he has made good
a tdnglc promise during that time he
failed to catch it. Mr. Martin speaks
disparagingly of Senator Latimer's good
roads proposition, and intimates that
he will inject some spicy reading in
reference to his copper transactions,
into the campaign.
AN INTERESTING RUMOR.
Reported in Columbia That Mr. Feather
stone Will Run for Governor.
In his correspondence to the News
and Courier Mr. J. A. Hoyt, Columbia
One of the interesting political ru
mors that has come to Columbia within
the last few days is that Mr. C. C.
Featherstone, of Laurens, will be a
candidate for governor at the expira
tion of Gov. Ansel's service in that of
fice. The probability of Mr. Feather
stone's candidacy was vouched for by a
personal friend today.
Mr. Featherstone will make a formi
dable candidate. He would have been
in the race in 1906 but foi wo facts:
his high personal regard for Mr. Ansel,
whose candidacy had previously been
announced, and the similarity of his
views and those of Mr. Ansel on the
liquor issue. As they were so closely
in agreement, and there could be no
personal opposition, Mr. Featherstone
declined to accede to the wishes of
many of his friends and refused to en
ter the race, though importuned to do
so even until the last day for making
Mr. Featherstone made the race in
1898, and was defeated only by a com
bination of forces and circumstances
that were most unusual and peculiar.
He ran that year as the prohibition
candidate when prohibition was not as
popular as it \a now, and his friends
feel that he is entitled to participate
in the fruits of the victory for which
he fought when the odds were against
him and against prohibition.
Mr. Featherstone recently made a
public statement of his views, declar
ing in favor of a State prohibition law,
but permitting any county desiring to
have the sale of whiBky to do so by
vote. This is practically the reverse of
the present system.
Many prohibitionists feel that since
the State is in sentiment now undoubt
edly prohibition, there should be a pro
hibition governor, but they do not de
sire to see a man elected merely be
cause he espouses that cause. They
want a governor who is a prohibitionist,
but also a man of business ability, of
sound views on the labor and economic
questions and of safe character. Mr.
Featherstone, his friends say, is all of
that; he is a lawyer of experience and
ability, a man of tine principles, a
thoughtful student of affairs and a gen
tleman of charming personality of
whom the State might be proud as
governor. And as for the campaign,
Mr. Featherstone is one of the best
stump speakers in the State, and will
hold his own in the contest for gover
nor, if he should enter the lists, when
Mr. Ansel retires.
How to Treat a Sprain.
Sprains, swellings and lameness arc
promptly relieved by Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. This liniment reduces in
flammation and soreness so that a
sprain may be cured in about one-third
t*e time required by the usual treat
ment. 1 v** sale by Laurens Drug Co.
ANOTHER GIN B'lflQWQ.
Capt. Mitchell Loses Outlit, Making the
Fourth in Sullivan this Season.
Another ginnery in Sullivan township
has been swept away by fire, making;
the fourth to be burned in that section
this season. On Thursday afternoon
the entire ousfit of Capt. E. G. Mitchell
??f Mt. Bethel was wiped out, together
with three or four bales of cotton be
longing to patrons of the gin.
The fire broke out while the machincy
was fn operation and is supposed to
havo been caused by friction. It is un
derstood that Capt. Mitchell had some
insurance on his property.
The destruction of so many gins in
tho same section has entailed a great
hardship on the people of this section
in the matter of getting thf;ir cotton
Colds and Croup in Children.
"My littlo girl is subject to colds,"
says Mrs. Wm. H. Serig, No. 41 Fifth
street, Wheeling. W. Va. "Last win
ter she had a severe spell and a terrible
cough, but I cured her with Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy without the aid
of a doctor, and my little boy has been
prevented many times from having the
croup by the timely use of this syrip."
This remedy is for sale by the Laur ns
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mr. R. T. Fleming spent Thursday
Miss Grace Simmons has returned
from a viBit to Greenwood.
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan is visiting Mrs.
R. C. Richardson in Pinewood.
Mr. Ernest Huff of Greenville spent
Sunday and Monday in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Copeland attend
ed the Young-Stone, wedding in Clinton
Mr. J. H. Brown and little daughter,
of Gray Court neighborhood, were in
the city last Thursday.
Mrs. R. B. Boll and Mrs. Willie Hen
derson are in Columbia, attending the
Baptist Missionary Union, auxiliary to
the State Baptist Convention. Mrs.
Bell is the guest of Mrs. Ansel, at the
Mr. M. L. Patterson presented The
Advertiser with a potato that was too
big to cook. He stated that three of
that size grew under one hill. We don't
question what he says but he must
haye had mighty wide rows.
Miss Willou Boyd Entertains.
The Fortnight Club was charmingly
entertained on last Friday evening by
Miss Willou Boyd. A delightful course
of refreshments were served and the
gathering while not large, the social
features were especially attractive and
those who were fortunate enough to be
present greatly enjoyed the afternoon.
Mrs. S. B. Tally of Tryon N. C. a for
mer member of the Club was present
and added much to the enjoyment of
?'The Piano and Organ Man"
Everyone in Laurens knows who this
[ is. In connection with his studio Mr.
L. A. McCord conducts a piano and
organ business with fine success.
My Best Friend,
Alexander Benton, who lives on Ru
ral Route 1, Fort Edward, N. Y., says;
"Dr. King's New Discovery is my
best earthly friend. It cured me of
asthma six years ago. It has also per
formed a wonderful cure of incipient
consumption for my son's wife. The
first bottle ended the terrible cough,
and, this accomplished, the other symp
toms left one by one until she was per
fectly well. Dr. King's New Discov
lery's power over coughs and colds is
[simply marvelous." No other remedy
has ever equaled it. Fully guaranteed
by the Laurens Drug Co. and the Pal
metto Drug Co. 50c and $1. Trial
To Speak at Mountville.
At a meeting of the local Farmers
; Union to be held at Mountville on Sat
urday Nov. 16th at 2 o'clock p. m.
President O. P. Goodwin and Hon. W.
C. Irby, Jr., have been invited to speak
I and both will probably be present. '
If I had J. D.'s money, said old man
I would make everybody happy, from
Oregon to Maine;
You don't need money, just be free?
j Give your family Rocky Mountain Tea.
Palmetto Drug Co.
CORONER WATTS HAS BUSY SUNDAY.
Conducts Two Inquests, Alfred Austin
and Ned Anderson, Both Colored.
Coroner W. D. Watts is kept pretty
busy these days. On Sunday he was
called on to hold two inquests, one in
, the city on the body of Alfred Austin,
and the other one eight miles above
town over Ned Anderson, both colored
and both of whom met violent deaths
the evoning before.
Austin, a 14-year-old boy, was killed
by the accidental discharge of his own
i gnn about sundown Saturday afternoon
while attempting to shoot somerobbins.
In the other case Ned Anderson was
shot and killed by Cleve Ellison, son of
the woman with whom Anderson was
living. Result of family row. Ellison
j in jail.
On account of bad health and other
[changes, I earnestly request all par
tics indebted to me for guano and gro
! ceries to come and settle same at once.
T. N. BARKSDALE.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
COPYRIGHT FLOUR?Is pure. The
family that don't use Copyright Flour
is to be pitied. Don't let your mer
| chant sell you something as good?buy
I the best.
FOR SALE-Two tracts of Land on
I East Main street, containing 40 acres
, in one tract and 31 in other. Terms
easy. Anderson & Blakely, Laurens,
S. 0. 15-4t
RAISE Your Own Grain.-Just re
ceived, a fine lot of choice Seed Wheat
and Rye, and splendid home-raised red
rust-proof Oats to sow. J. II. Sulli
at Home. ?Fatten your hogs
he weather gets too cold. Buy
yo?r Rice Meal, Bran and Shorts to do
it wJ?v from J. H. Sullivan.
FOR Sm,Farm lands in Laurens
county, locftw) near Milton, five miles
from railroad. Apply to J. K. Vance,
care of SoutherrT*ottor) oil Company,
Columbia, S. C. ll-4t
FOR SALE?-W town of CrogiJ Hint
one four-roomjgfouso, painted and com
plete in evejg way. Barn and well.
Five minutes!Valk to now High school
and three ijfotites' walk to knitting
mill. See oi$fritc R. S. Turner, Cross
Hill, S. C.ffl
FOR S?BE-Cabbagc Plants: Char
loston V*k?field, Early Jersey Wake
field, a thousand, 20 cents a bun
dred. ??Wcbb Donnan, Rfd. 2, Lau>
rens, 2fl? 15-4t
WO? sawed and FOR SALE.
Parti^HKshing to buy Wood, or have
snmcfliwed into required lengths, will
see nWat Eiche 1 berger's or Rjck
man'fl?ble. t. E. Woods, 15-lt
? pig?nd seed wheat for
SALEttLot of thoroughbred Poland
China ]fcs and shoata; also limited
quantiOMf pure ??ed whep.t. Will sell
cheap. B. Bailey, Laurens, R, . F
d. 3. J 12-4t.
Two School Association? Meet, Jointly
With Lantord School, and Execute
There was held at Lanford last Satur
day a very important educational rally
by the two school associations of the
county?the County Teachers' and
School Improvement associations meet
ing jointly with the Lanford High
school, on the invitation of Prof. A. Q.
Rice, principal of this school and presi
dent of the Teachers' organization.
The meeting was held in the school
house, and was attended by many of
the teachers of the county and a large
number of patrons and friends of the
various schools in the surrounding coun
try. Prof. Rice presided over the meet
The first topic, "The Teacher as a
Factor for Good in His or Her Com
munity," was discussed by Supt. Nash.
A most excellent paper on "Drawing
in tho Rural Schools" was next read
by Miss Fronde Kennedy, principal of
tho Thornwell Orphanage schools, Clin
"Tho New Idea of Discipline as
Against the Old" by Prof. Rice.
"The Loss Sustained by Changing
Teachers Without Specially Good
Cause." by Supt. R. A. Dobson, con
cluded the morning exercises.
After a recess of an hour for the
serving of a delightful picnic dinner,
the meeting reconvened, and the "Prob
lem of Grading Pupils," etc., was dis
cussed informally by Misses Etolia Lan
ford, Fronde Kennedy and Bessie Hud
gens. Following this, Miss Bessie Hud
gens presented an admirable paper on
the "History, Purpose and Practical
Operations" of the School Improve
DISPENSARY BOARD WbETS.
Considered Matters of Importance at
Columbia, November 6.?The com
mission to wind up the affairs of the
State d'spensary met today for the
purpose of considering some import
ant matters. The action of the com
mission on certain questions was not
The commission expects good results
from its resolution requiring all liquor
houses having claims against the State
dispensary to produce their books with
in the jurisdiction of the commission.
All the members of the commission
wero present today except Mr. B. F.
Arthur, of Union. It is understood
that Mr. Arthur will be relieved of the
duties of secretary, a position which he
has held since the commission organ
ized in Mnrch.
What Would You Do?
In case of a burn or scald what
would you do to relieve the pain? Such
injuries are liable to occur in any
family, and everyone Bhould bo pre
pared for them. Chamberlain's Salve,
applied on a soft cloth, will relieve the
pain almost instantly, and unless the
injury is a very severe one, will causo
the parts to heal without leaving a
scar. For sale by the Laurens Drug
ment association, thus concluding the
programme of the day.
Immediately after adjournment Miss
Hudgene, as president of the County
School Improvement association, organ
ized a local branch of the organization,
with fifteen members and the following
officers: Miss Annie Lanford, presi
dent; Mrs. Sammie Patterson, vice
president; Mrs. T. R. L. Gray, secre
OBSERVE LIBRARY AND ARBOR DAY.
Third Friday in November, Arbor day,
Appropriate Time to Raise Money.
In the following card Supt. Nash calls
attention to two important school mat
In a circular letter Supt. Martin says
about one thousand libraries have been
established in the State, yet there are
thousands of schools in which there is
no reading matter for thousands of
bright boys and girls. He suggested
that teachers set aside one day during
the fall session in which to push the
Library work. The 3rd Friday in No
vember, which is Arbor day, will be
very appropiate for raising money as
well as planting trees. Tho appropia
tion is sufncent for all demands which
can be made upon it in accordance with
If you havn't a library in your school
celebrate sorno day for the purpose of
raising money, planting trees, flowers,
etc., on school grounds.
Please Bend in your requisitions and
orders before Jan. 1st 1908.
R. W. Nash.
All are in Invited.
Dr. and Mrs. William C. Irby re
?ucBt the announcement that all their
riends are cordially invited to attend
the marriage of their daughter, Miss
Lyllian F. Irby, to Rev. J. P. Marion,
at the First Baptist church Wednesday
evening, Nov. 20.
In consequence of a recent bereave
ment in Mr. Marion's family the recep
tion to follow the ceremoy at the home
of Dr. and Mrs. Irby has been called
You will find here the largest best
line of Agate, blue, gray and Tinware,
consisting of everything that is used in
the kitchen. Don t buy before you see
our line and get our prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
8. & W. PROMOTERS
President Carter and Party of New
York Capitalists on Tour
George L. Carter, president of the
South and Western Railway Company,
and a part of the New Yorkers, who
are interested in this road, visited Lau
rens Thursday afternoon, being accom
panied by Col. John 13. Cleveland, of
Spartanburg, president of the Charles
ton and Western Carolina Road. The
party was travelling in a special car,
the "Clinchfield." It was met at the
b1 at ion by a local committee, consisting
of J. O. C. Fleming, director of the
Charleston and Western Carolina; Dr.
Hugh K. Aiken, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce; D. H. Counts, J.
Wells Todd and Dr. W. H. Dial.
Carriages had been provided, and
with the Laurens delegation tho visitors
were taken out to the Laurens and
Watts Mills for an inspection. Presi
dent Carter and others of his party ex
pressed themselves as being very much
impressed with Laurens. Tho party
visited Greenville after leaving Laurens
proceeded to Columbia over the Colum
bia, Newberry and Laurens road. The
fact that the South and Western offi
cials have been over the Charleston
and Western Carolina for the second
time recently is regarded as significant.
President Carter, of the South and
Western road, and a party of officials held
a conference at Spartanburg on the 7th
with representative business men in the
Chamber of Commerce with reference
to building the road to Spartanburg.
While no announcement has been made
as to whether the line will be'eonstruct
cd to that point, it is believed that the
officials have decided to enter Spartan
burg so as to connect with the Charles
ton and Western Carolina Road.
Good Treatment-Good Variety
and the Lowest Prices.
Make it to your interest to trade with us. We are doing the largest business in our history.
Join the crowds that are coming our way. See a few things we are offering.
Everything in ?\hoes
The latest styles of the best makes
in the greatest variety never have we
had such a Shoe stock. In Men's
Shoes we have W. L. Douglas Shoes.
There arc more of this make of Men's
Shoes sold than any other in the
world. WHY? They are made in
the best styles, and of the best values
that can be built of leather. Prices:
Our Cloak Department
You surely will be delighted if you
inspect our line of COATS. All grades,
all colors, and all the new styles.
High Novelties in Coats in black
and colors, 20.00 to #25.00.
The latest in the finest Broadcloth
and Kersey Garments at $10.00.
The greatest Coat for the money at
Strikingly beautiful styles at $6.50,
$7.50 to $8.50.
Latest cuts in Coats #2.50 to $3.50.
1?;. P. Rcid and the
Tread Easy Shoes are
at the top notch both
^ in style and quality
*k 2.50, 3.00, 3.50 and #4
The Kducalor and
the Wanken for Chil
dren arc lines that con
tain everything that is
good and serviceable:
50c, 75c, i.oo, $1.25
1.50, 2.00, 2.25, $2.50
<6c, 7c, 8c, 9c
Bleached Homespun, yd.
wide 8c, 10c, 12 l-2c
Dress Calico 5c and 7c
Big lot Calico Remnants 8 l-3c
Dress Outings ?c, 81-3c and 10c
Red Flannel 14. 25, 35and50c
14, 20, 25, 35 and 50e
8, 10, and 12 l-2c
Bleached Damask 25c to $1.25
Large Napkins 65c to $3.00
Great line of Towels 5c to 25c
Is in charge of Miss Thorn
ton again and she is ably
assisted by Mrs. Downey
and Miss Boulwarc. Our
business in Ladies' ijats
ing start. We have the
greatest variety of Tri min
ed Hats we have ever
shown, consisting of Gage
and other fine Pattern Hats,
You will have no trouble to
get the Latest at tlie Low
est Prices when shopping
in this line.
Our Great Dress Goods and Silk Shows
You will come as near finding every thing that's new with us as any retail store in the county, and
you may be sure our prices are right.
At $1.00 per yard
A handsome line in Individual Pattern Suits in
plaids, stripes and plain weaves. Read all our
At 75c per yard
A grand line of extra width in the newest weaves
jn all shades in both fancy and plain goods.
At 50c per yard
Two-toned Mohair Plaids, Cheviot Plaids and
Stripes, Fancy Mixtures, Plain Panamas, Imper
ial Serges, Cheviot Serges and others now ready.
At 25c per yard
Big line of Plaids for Children, Plain Mohairs,
Plain Cheviots, and other desirable weaves,
Ladies' Fleeced Vests 15c, 25c, 50c, 75c, #r.oo
Men's Heavy Vests 19c, 50c, 75c, #1.00
Children's Vests 10c, 15c, 20c, 25c, 50c
Pull line, both Ladies' and Cliildrcns' Union Suits.
Big line Men's B. & B. Linen Collars, while they last 5c.
Cadet and Black Cat Hosiery 15c ?nd 25c
A great line Shirt Waist Patterns in Fancy Plaid
Stripes and plain colors. Yard wide at $1.00
We have the greatest values in #1.00 and .f 1.25 Black
Taffeta Silks you will find. Ask to see them.
Nice Shirt Waist ?Silk 50c and 75c
We invite all Ladies' to make our store their headquarters when shopping. We have all conveniences
and will be pleased to have Ladies' make themselves at home with us.
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY
Laurens' Largest Dry Goods Store
Laurens, South Carolina
^3gJ LOCAL OBSERVATIONS.
Mr. Gco. Pitts spent Monday in Clin
Misa Maggie Hudgcns spent Saturday
and Sunday in Honen Path.
Mrs. John Simmons of Mountville vis
ited in the city a few days last week.
* W.jR. Richey, Jr. and John M. Cannon
spent Monday in Columbia on profes
Mr. N. M. Sallv, former superinten
dent of the Laurens city schools is
spoken of as a probable candidate for
the office of State Superintendent of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Simmons and
Messrs. Rutledge and Morton Fuller of
Mountvillo attended the attractive lit
tle drama "Under the Southern Cross"
presented in the Opera House Monday
Mr. M. L. Patterson of Owings will
move in a short time to Spartanburtr,
where he will make his future home.
Mr. Patterson seeks better school fa
cilities. Laurens county will greatly
miss him and bis family.
Rev. J. L. McLin, now living at
Gray Court, was in the city Thursday,
accompanied by Mrs. McLin, looking
for n house to rent, but was unable to
find one. Mr. McLin is pastor of the
Todd Memorial Presbyterian church
here, and is anxious to make his home
at this central point. Will not someone
build a cottage for him? We need such
good citizens, and when they are ready
to come it is too bad that the scarcity
of homes stands in the way.
Special Pur Sale.
We have, on approval, a large line of
Jackman's fine furs, in all shapes of
neck-pieces and muffs, to which we in
vite the attention of the ladies of Lau
rens. This is a much handsomer line
than the stores of Laurens can afford
to carry in stock, and this arrange
ment will give those wanting nice furs
an opportunity rarely offered in a town
the size of Laurens. We will have to
return any unsold fui-s after this week.
15-lt. ' O. 13. SIMMONS CO.
The members of the Township and
Central Committees, who are making
collections for the Confederate Monu
ment Fund, are requested by Mrs. R.
R. Roll to meet in the court house at
11 o'clock Saturday morning, Nov. 23.
Mrs. Bell urges the committees to work
bard until that date, and then report
all collections and subscriptions, no
matter how small, in order that she
and others interested may know ex
actly how much has been subscribed to
CROSS HILL NEWS NOTES.
Work on School Building Progressing.
Dr. Adams to Preach Here Sunday.
Cross Hill, Nov. 11.? Work on the
school building is progressing nicely. It
will be one of the best and prettiest
school buildings in the county.
The school he.e is moving along very
nicely under the management of Prof.
Hough and his corps of teachers. One
hundred and twenty pupils are enrolled.
Dr. J. H. Miller attended court in
Newberry the past week, as witness in
the case of the State against W. B.
Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Pinson attended
the fair at Greenwood last week.
Dr. and Mrs. Peak have moved into
Mr. Dave Black's new house, and will
Mr. It. A. Austin spent la&t Wednes
day night with relatives in Clinton.
Mrs, W. T. Austin's chrysanthe
mums are the largest and prettiest we
Mrs. Anna, Watts, of Greenwood,
spent last week with her son, Mr. P.
Rev. Robert Adams, president of the
Presbyterian Collogeof South Carolina,
will preach at the Preabytorion church
Miss Florence Pitts is spending her
vacation with her mother, Mrs. W- S.
Pitts. She has a position as nurse at
Mr. Arthur Madden, of Columbia, is
in town on business.,
Mr. Lumbeyt Nance, of Clemson Col
lege, was with homefolks last Friday.
Miss Belle Madden attended the fair
at Greenwood last week, and also vis
ited relatives at Hodges,
Mr. Blkin Griffin has accepted a posi
tion wjth W. C. Rasor & Son, and will
move his family to town.
Mr. Barmore Rasor's residence is
nearly completed, and is quite a hand
Tho Neil Litchfield Trio, the first
attraction of the Lyceum here, will
be on Wednesday, November
The Ladies' Bazar, held last Wednes
day, was a decided success, both so
cially and financially. As had been
previously given out, the bazar was
held for the benefit of the "Hospital
fund," and everyone seemed willing to
aid the good cause, and the ladies were
determined that tbo occasion should be
a pleasing success.
The attendance was very good in
deed, and the articles contributed were
numerous and found ready sale at fan
Of course the dinnor was tho feature
of the day. It was well prepared,
nicely and bountifully served. It con
sisted of ham, turkey and their accom
paniments, followed by ice cream and
At night a 'possum supper was
served, and many of those who felt at
2 o'clock like they would not want any
thing to eat for at least twelve hours
to come were promptly on hand to see
the 'pusaums divided, and did their full
share towards their disposition.
The net sum of $272 WW realized,
which, while A very nice sum of money
to begin on, was certainly earned by
the good women of Laurens.
THE WAR DRAMA
Under the Southern Cross
WAS SIGNAL SUCCESS.
Local Amateurs Received Deserved High
Praise for Their Admirable Work.
To Be Repeated Friday.
"Under the Southern Cross" the war
drama of 1863, for the benefit of tho
Confederate Monument fund at Opera
House Monday night was a distinct suc
cess from every point of view. The
net proceeds will amount to $150. Tho
audience filled every available seat and
were liberal in expressions of surprise
and pleasure at the excellence of tho
work our local amateurs can do. The
play itself is well constructed and oin
brnces all the elements that move audi
ences, humor, pathos, love, hate and pa
triotic fervor. Capt. Porter, the leader
of the Union forces, by Mr. J. S. Ma
chen was portrayed in a manner to dis
arm criticism. Exceedingly well done.
Gen. Deering of the Confederate Army
by Hon. R. A. Cooper, could not have
been in better hands and was well in
terpreted. The part of Kate Conyers,
a niece of the Southern Matron whoso
ancestral hall is burned by the union
forces was given to Miss Gertrude
Wright.S-.JHer entire naturalness, ease,
grace and excellent intonation never
lacked for a moment. She won instant,
favor and as the play progressed to its
climax her star continued to ascend.
Her 'cousin and Mrs. Warrington'.s
daughter was the part assigned Mrs. J.
H. Teague. She met the hightest ex
pectations of her friends who have soon
her behind the footlights on other occa
sions and to those who had not 'enjoyed
this pleasure she was declared to be a
"professional". Between acts Mrs.
Teague recited an original poem by Mrs.
Brownlee "The Boys in Gray Are Grow
ing Old" that was particularly well
done and appropriate to the occassion.
The role of matron in which Mias Rosa
Wright appeared was one of the most,
difficult in the whole caste. This is
said tQemphasize the excellent manner
in which this gifted young lady met its
every requirements. Two parts consid
ered minor roles must be specifically
commended and these were, the old
Ante-bellum Mamma of Miss Lila Hart
and the faithful, loyalj.body-guard, the
negro boy, Ned, by .1. Augustus Sim
mons. Both parts were wall shown and
did much to even up the excellence of
Scone two in act throe, a Confederate
(lamp, with the soldier boys at home
on the tented field, lightening the hours
of war with song and story was a pic
ture as natural as it was strong. Mes
srs W. P. Thomason, E. H. Wilkes, M.
L. Roper, R. (!. Franks, Nat Richard
son, Copio Henderson, and Marion
Wilkea made it so.
In the 4th act, Gordon Reverly, Chief
of Staff to Gen. Heering (Mr. W. P.
Cainc) was at his best and though
wounded by tho Yankee spies is all tho.
more the hero of his faithful sweet
heart Marion and the idol of an enthused
audience. Gdbrgc Stone was a friend
and neighbor of the Wavringtons before,
the war began. His mother was a
Northen woman and not of tho mould
to face danger he endeavors to servo
two masters and keep the friendship of
both sides. This impossible course
brings its retributions and detested
and despised ' y both he meets a just,
fate ?the inglorious death of a traitor
and a spy. Such a role could not ex
pect the sympathy of a loyal audience;
but the intelligent and faithful manner
in which It was portrayed by Dr. R. 10.
Hughes compelled the admiration of all
and brought out repeated applause.
The stall' officers to Gen. Deorinjf, Mes -
srs. W. Q. Lancaster and R. V. Irby
fdled out the picture and added much
to the whole,
To tho Committee of ladies, Mrs. R.
li. Roll, Mrs. Brooks Swygort, Miss
Lillian Irby and Mrs. H. K. A ikon who
drilled the performers und attended to
the thousand and one other details that
if neglected, mean failure and not .suc
cess, a large measure of praise is due.
A committee of Daughters under the
guiding hand of Mrs. W. I). Ferguson
arranged the stage, worked at tho
different scenes and so Improved ap
poarances. generally that regular at tend
ants of the City Opora (lOUSO found it.
difficult to recognise the surroundings.
This distressing disease results from
a disordered condition of the stomach,
and can bo cured l>y taking Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. Get
a free sample at the Luurens Drug Co.
and try it.
Woman's Missionary Union.
The Woman's Missionary Union, aux
iliary to the State Baptist Convention?
met last night in Columbia in annual
session. Among the Laurens delegales
to the Union are Mrs. .). S. Bennett, to
whom was assigned the honor of mak
ing the response to the welcome ad
dress, Mrs. C. B. Hobo, Mrs. .J. Willie
Henderson, Miss Maggie Martin, Mrs.
Mary W. Carter; Miss Maude Machen,
Mrs. r. L. Bramblett and Miss Kstello
Taylor of I'rinceton.
Mr. Robert Gambrell of Anderson
county and Miss Cannie Nelson of Gray
Court were united in marriage last
Wednesday afternoon in this city by
the Rev. E, C. Watson at bis reaidonCQ
on South Harper street.