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VOLUME XXIII._LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1908. NUMBER 23
Quito a Number of Mar
DE ATH OF MR<.OLAllKE
Child Fatally Burned?Car Cafe De
stroyed by Fire?Numerous Other
Incidents Faithfully Chronicled.
Clinton, January 7.?Tho holidays
passed merrily in Clinton. There were
some small disturbances and the town
council found a little more occasion for
its services than usual, but no serious
cases wcro brought before it. An un
fortunate affair occurred on Christmas
day, which resulted in the loss to the
police force of one of its most genial
members, Capt. Bobo. His place was
filled by tho election of Mr. J. C.
There were a number of marriages
this Christmas season. On Sunday af
ternoon, at the home of the bride's
parents, Miss Lydie Ray and Mr. W.
Pink Horton were united in marriage
by Rev. Mr. Hodges. The wedding
was witnessed by a small number of
intimate friends and relatives. Mr.
and Mrs. Horton are making their
home for a while with Mr. and Mrs. A.
On Tuesday afternoon, at 4:30, at
the home of the bride's parents, Miss
Marie McMillan was married to Mr.
Sam Adair. They left after the cere
mony for Hamlet, N. C, where they
will make their home.
On Thursday evening, at the home of
Mr. T. D. Leako, his daughter, Miss
Rettie, was married to Mr. Burleigh
Mr. Robert Farr, formerly of Clin
ton, now of Monroe, was married to
Miss Helen Corinne Wolfe, in Monroe,
on Christmas Eve, and he and his bride
spent several days in Clinton with Mrs.
R. C. Farr and the family of Mr. W.
The announcement of the marriage
of Mr. John A. Copeland, formerly of
Clinton but now of Nashville, Arkan
sas, to Miss Lee Burgess, of Nashville,
on Christmas day, was received in
Clinton with great interest.
A sad incident of Christmas Eve was
the fatal burning of the little child of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daugherty. Tho
child was left alone near the fire but a
few minutes by his mother. When she
returned he was in flames, and efforts
to extinguish them were not soon
enough to prevent the child's having in
On Friday the Car Cafe, the prop
erty of Mr. J. D. High, was destroyed
Mrs. Rosa Graveley Clarke died at
the Thornwell Orphanage Infirmary on
Thursday night, January 2, about mid
night, and was buried in the Presby
terian cemetery here. A simple and
touching funeral service was conducted
in the Carolina Memorial Chapel at
half past 3 o'clock by Dr. Jacobs.
This service was attended by the entire
Orphanage community and friends from
the town of Clinton. She leaves two
children, Mr. Jack H. Clarke, who will
graduate from Union Theological Semi
nary, in Richmond, in the spring, and
Miss Tulia Clarke, who graduated last
June from the Thornwell College, and
now holds a position as teacher of the
third grade in the Children's Gift
Academy. Both have been with her
the past two weeks.
PYTHIAN BANQUET. .
The annual year end banquet of Clin
ton Lodge Knights of Pythias on last
Tuesday evening, December 31, will go
down into the archives of the lodge as
a great success. It was one of the
most enjoyable banquets ever given by
the Clinton lodge, and entertained at
least a hundred guests?not only the
flower of our own local society, but the
youth and beauty from our neighbor
ing towns of Greenwood, Laurens and
Newberry being present.
The guests were received in the lodge
hall, but the banquet was held in the
adjoining Copeland's Hall, which was
beautifully decorated in the emblem
atic K. of P. colors, together with the
warm holiday colors. The tables were
arranged in the shape of a cross, over
the center of which was suspended an
enormous bell, fruits and flowers add
ing to the effectiveness of the scene.
The following menu was served the
Oysters a la Creme
Cold Turkey Celery Boiled Ham
Cranberry Sauce Waldorf Salad
Beaten Biscuit Potato Chips
Olives Pickles Vanilla Cream Cake
Bananas Fruit Cake Apples
Malaga Grapes Tangerines
When coffee had been served Toast
master A. E. Spencer introduced the
first speaker, Rev. C. L. Fowler, who
responded to the toast of "Friend
ship," Mr. Spencer referring feelingly
to the death of a brother Pythian, Rev.
James H. Thornwell, D. D., Grand
Keeper of Records and Seal, a man
whom each man pr?sent considered his
friend. The sentiment of the toast
was "No man is useless while he has a
friend," and the subject was handled
in the usual able manner of Mr. Fow
Hon. R. A. Cooper, of Laurens, then
responded to "The Good of the Order."
" 'Tis not in mortals to command suc
cess; but we'll do more, Sempronius,
we'll deserve it." The three points of
Pythianisro - "Friendship, Charity,
Dr. A. R. Fuller, of Mountville, was
in the city Thursday.
Mr. Thomas E. Boyce, of Clinton,
was in the city Friday on business.
Mr. J. R. Childrcss has entered tho
Presbyterian College of South Carolina.
Mrs. J. L. Moore and family have
moved to the city and are residents of
Miss Iva Curtis, of Florida, and Miss
FoBhee, of Coronaca, are visiting Mrs.
R. B. Bell.
Mrs. Mary Reid and Master Coy Reid
are visiting the family of Mr. S. C.
Reid at Clinton.
Mrs. Robert Sims, of Chester, ar
rived in the city last Tuesday to visit
her mother, Mrs. J. F. Burton.
Mr. A. H. Moore, an industrious
farmer, has removed from the Chest
nut Ridge section to the Capt. James
Hudgens place near Madden.
CROSS HILL NEWS ITEMS.
Death of a Confederate Veteran. New
Positions Being Accepted.
Cross Hill, Jan. 6.-Mr. W. W. Lowe,
a confederate veteran, died last Thurs
day night, and was buried at the ceme
tery here on Friday afternoon. The
following veterans acted as pall bearesr:
W. B. Fuller, G. M. Hanna, M. L. Nel
son, J. A. Culbertson, J. S. l'inson and
W. M. Miller.
Mr. Elkin Griffin, also Mr. Marvin
Anderson of Coronaca, will he with W.
C. Rasor & Son this year.
Mr. Joe Carter has gone to Clinton
to accept a position with The J. W.
Rev. Mr. Hollingsworth preached at
the Presbyterian church, yesterday
morning and evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Luts of New Jersey are
visiting Mr. A. M. Hill. Mr. Luts vis
ited Cross Hill last winter and enjoyed
a month with Mr. Hill.
Mr. W. T. Boyce has accepted a pos
ition as bookkeeper at the oil mill here.
The Pure Food Law.
Secretary Wilson says, ''One of the
objects of the law is to inform the con
sumer of the presence of certain harm
ful drugs in medicines." The law re
quires that the amount of chloroform,
opium, morphine, and other habit form
ing drugs be stated on the label of each
bottle. The manufacturers of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy have always
claimed that their remedy did not con
tain any of these drugs, and the truth
of this claim i? now fully proven, as no
mention of them is made on the label.
This remedy is not only one of the
safest, but one of the best in use for
coughs and colds. Its value has been
proven beyond question during the
many years it has been in general use.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Why not get your wife or mother a
new Stove to begin the new year with?
Get a Buck's, that is made of the best
quality of material, and so constructed
that one would be a saving to you in
the amount of wood that it would con
sume. Sold only by
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Benevolence"?were emphasized, the
speaker paying a glowing tribute to
our own Thornwell Orphanage as a
symbol of what Pythianism stood for.
To the regret of everyone present, Rev.
W. S. Bean, D. D., was unable to re
spond to the next toast, having been
called to Fort Mill by the death of Dr.
"Greater Clinton," "God helps those
who help themselves," was responded
to by Rev. J. F. Jacobs, whom every
one knows as a loyal Clintonian.
The last toast?"Woman"; senti
ment, "First in war, first in peace and
first in the hearts of her countrymen"
? was responded to in a very happy
and witty manner by Rev. M. G.
The following officers for the year
1908 have been elected by Lodge No.
84, K. of P.: L. B. Dillard, C. C.; B.
H. Boyd, T. C.: W. S. Bean, Prcl.;
C. B. Barksdale, M.-at-A.; W. II.
Simpson, K. of R. and S.; Will Dillard,
I. G.; M. B. Hipp, O. G.; Neill Turner,
M. of W.; R. J. Copeland, M. of F.;
W. D. Copeland, M. of E.
Besides these brilliant affairs there
were a number of smaller, but not less
beautiful social gatherings.
Miss Connie Bailey entertained beau
tifully the Friendly Dozen Book Club on
Tuesday. Miss Katherine Bean enter
tained the Actaeon Book Club on Fri
day afternoon. Mrs. W. J. Bailey en
tertained the six members of Pi Kappi
Phi Fraternity and six girl friends at
an elegant course dinner Saturday eve
ning. Mrs. Bailey also entertained the
National Club on Thursday atternoon.
Miss Mollie Manson entertained on
Thursday afternoon, in honor of Miss
Sara Harvin, of Spartanburg. Miss
Emma Adams entertained Monday eve
ning, in honor of the two Misses Tous
saint, of New York, and Miss Turner,
of Greenwood. Mrs. George Young en
tertained Friday evening, in honor of
Miss Lottie Abell, of Lowryvillc, and
Miss Ola Young. Rev. and Mrs. C.
Lewis Fowler entertained the Baptist
young people at an observation party
Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
McMillan entertained a number of tho
friends of their daughter, Miss Lou Ilia,
who is a Winthrop student, at dinner
on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Copeland entertained a large number
of young people Wednesday evening,
January 1, in honor '>f the 21st birth
day of their son, Owe.is. Misses Janie,
Mary Hunter and Ireno Little enter
tained Thursday ovening, Mrs. J. Q,
Phillips entertained a dozen ladies Sat
urday afternoon, in honor of Mrs. Law
ton Phillips. Mrs. Phillips entertained
at a high tea Thursday evening,
The Laurens Local Union, No. 89, is
requested to meet on next Friday, Jan
uary 10. Bo sure and come as there
will be business of importance.
Wm, M. IRBY, Sec'y.
RADICAL CHANGE IN
U. 8. POSTAL LAWS
Subsribers to Newspapers Must be Very
Careful not to Qet in Arrears After
New Law Becomes Effective.
The postoflice Department has deter
mined that the publishers of newspa
pers and periodicals must stop sending
their publications to delinquent subscri
bers. The first intimation we had of
this order was the following extract
from the Washington correspondence
of the Columbia State of January 1:
"Henry B. Varner, of Lexington, N.
C, president of the National Editorial
Association, is in Washington to urge
the Postoflice Department to postpone
for six months the new ruling of the
Department in regard to lapsed sub
scriptions to newspapers and periodi
"An order promulgated on December
4 denies to publishers the privilege of
sending copies to subscribers as such
after a specified term following the
expiration of the subscription. This
ruling becomes a law today. Hereafter
publishers of weekly newspapers can
not carry subscribers in arrears more
than one year, semi-weeklies more than
nine months, tri-wecklies longer than
six months and dailies longer than three
months. For each violation the pub
lishers will be fined one cent for each
four ounces. Since the average news
paper weighs four ounces or less, each
paper sent to a subscriber in arrears
for a longer period than indicated will
cost the publisher one cent fine. This
law will not affect the big dailies very
materially, but it will make a change
in the management of weeklies and
"Mr. Varner, who is proprietor of
the Lexington Dispatch, says the news
paper publishers do not object, to the
law, but simply wish more time to pre
pare themselves and their subscribers
for its actual operation. He will see
Postmaster General Meyer tomorrow
and urge an extension for six months.
He declares few newpaper publishers
know of the law, and fewer newspaper
At first glance this appears a very
arbitrary measure. If we are disposed
to send our publication to a person who
is in arrears - -or who will never .pay, as
to that?whose business is it ? The de
partment admits this, but it takes for
granted that a person who does not
pay promptly for his paper does not
wish it, and as the extremely low rate
of postage on newspapers obtains with
the view of helping the public to" secure
news sind current literature at most
reasonable rates, it does not purpose
to lend its aid to the furtherance of ad
vertising schemes on the same basis.
The rule is in the interest of the public,
and is not intended to benefit the news
papers. It will work a hardship on
this paper, but we must admit that it
is fair and just.
Thk Advertiser has a large num
ber of names on its subscription list
who are in arrears. Everyone of them
we believe to be good for the amount
they owe; nearly all of them we know
to be. These people come to town and
intend to pay for their paper, but over
look it, then come next time with like
results. To cut them off the list, as
we will be forced to do under this rul
ing, will, in many instances, cancel the
debt. Then, too, there are some peo
ple who have objections to paying for
Pretty New Year's Wedding Celebrated
in the County.
One of the prettiest weddings of the
season was solemnized at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Wallace, Belfast,
on January 1st at 12 o'clock, when their
eldest daughter, Annie Pearle, was
given in marriage to Mr. John H. Whar
ton, of Waterloo. .
The attendants entered the drawing
room in the following order: Mr. Joe
Wharton of Waterloo with Miss Maude
Smith of Waterloo; Mr. Will Boyd of
Clinton with Miss Ollie Davis of Kin
ards; Mr. W. B. Wallace of Newberry
with Miss Clara Wharton of Waterloo;
Mr. M. W. Hellams of Laurens with
Miss Ethel Duncan of Newberry; Mr.
M. T. Wharton of Columbia with Miss
Nell Boyd of Clinton. The groom came
in with his best man, Mr. S. M. Puck
ett, of Waterloo, and was met at the
head of the aisle formed by the two
lines of attendants, by the bride on the
arm of her sister, Miss Lucile Wallace.
The ceremony was performed in a very
impressive manner by Rev. W. B.
Wharton of Columbia. Lohengrin's
"Wedding March" was beautifully ren
dered by Miss Marie Henderson of Wa
The bride was lovely in a gown of
soft white silk. The bridesmaids were
attired in white, wearing wreaths 'of
holly in their hair.
Immediately after the ceremony the
guests were ushered into the dining
room, where they partook of an elegant
dinner. The old-fashioned and beautiful
country home was artistically decorated
in holly and pot plants.
The bride belongs to ono of the most
prominent families of the county. The
groom is a prosperous young planter of
Waterloo. They have the good wishes
of their hoste of friends. The wedding
presents were numerous and beautiful.
You will find here the best made and
best finished line of Chairs, at prices
that you would have to pay for a
cheaper quality at other places.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
anything in advance, even for a news
paper. A lot of these we will lose, al
so, but we should not.
With this rule in force, there will no
longer be any cause for complaint by a
subscriber that the publisher will not
discontinue sending the paper. The
Department will look after that.
Since writing the above we have as
certained from our postmaster that the
Postoffice Department has extended the
time when the rule is to go into effect
to April 1. This will give ample time
for everybody who is in arrears to set
tle. The date on the label of your pa
per wdll show when it expired. There
are quite a number of persons who are
two years in arrears: some longer. If
it does not suit you to pay all now, pay
some now and we will advance the sub
scription and take a memorandum of
what is owing, and you can pay it later.
We don't want to lose any subscribers.
We appreciate them all, because we
feel that they appreciate the paper.
However, we are left no alternative.
If they are twelve months in arrears
April 1 they must be dropped from the
list. The big U. S. says so.
See our standard Patent Medicines.
All $1.00 bottles87c; all ?Oc. bottles 42c.
Buy your goods at Red Iron Racket and
save money. J. C. Burns & Co.
CHRISTMAS AROUND EKOM.
Marriage of Miss Annie Boland to Mr.
Ekom, Jan. 6.?Christmas passed off
very quietly although all seemed to have
a nice time. The young people enjoyed
themselves at sociables and pound par
ties almost every night.
Our new pastor, Rey. W. D. Ham
mett, met his congregation at Union
Saturday and Sunday. Very good
crowd on Sunday considering the bad
roads and all seemed to be very much
pleased with the new preacher.
Several from this place attended the
marriage on Sunday, Dec. 29th, of Miss
Annie Boland to Mr. Broadus Cooper at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Simeon Boland, the Rev. J. O.
A happy and prosperous new year to
If you want to buy Clothing, Hats
and Shoes right go to Red Iron ltackot.
You'll buy it for less. J. C. Burns &
Tylersville, Jan. 6. ?Rev. A. A. Mer
ritt, who was sent back to the Second
Methodist church of Laurens, filled his
usual place at Sandy Springs Sunday
Mrs. Sam R. Bass of New Brookland
is visiting Mr. J. W. Blakeley's family.
Mrs. A. E. Cleveland and little son
spent Friday with Mrs. W. F. Wright.
Miss Emma Blakeley spent Friday
with Misses Lula and Lucy Donnan.
Mr. Martin Poole was in Clinton on
Miss Amanda Glenn of Boyce Cross
Roaus is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred
Mrs. Calvin Philpot of Columbia is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gco.
F. Little, Sr.
Mr. Bluford Blakeley was in Laurens
Mr. T. O. Burdette of Youngs visited
relatives here last week.
Miss Emma Blakeley spent Tuesday
with Miss Nina Poole.
Mr. Chaney John Little of Clinton
spent Tuesday with Mr. W. D. Byrd's
Mr. Frank Little and sister, Mrs.
Calvin Philpot, spent Tuesday at Mr.
George T. Little's near Lanford.
Little Miss Jessie Lee Abercrombie
is visiting Mr. J. W. Peterson's family.
Miss Ella Peterson spent Saturday
with Mrs. Fred Little.
You want what you want when you
want it. Go to" Red Iron Racket.
You'll be apt to get it.
Sales in January
Monday was Salesday in January and
the crowd on the streets of Laurens
was very large, but not as big as we
have seen on a like occasion. The pub
lic sales were confined to two small
pieces of land near Harris Springs and
one small piece at Lanford?, As usual
every body in the county that had an
old horse or mule that they wanted to
be rid of brought them to town on this
occasion and some were disposed of and
some led back homo.
Sales Stables Changes Hands.
Messrs. R. W. Nichols and Herbert
Roper have bought the sales stables of
Messrs. Fuller & Davis and will con
tinue the business at the same place.
Buy your goods at J. C. Burns &
Co.'s, Laurens' famous under selling
Meeting Attended, by Messrs. Harle,
Brown and Others in the Councils
of the State Union.
The annual meeting of the Laurens
County Farmers' Union was held in the
Court House on Friday, with President
Robert O. Hairston, presiding. The
Union was in session for several hours,
and according to meagre reports gath
ered, the meeting was full of interest
in a number of particulars.
Messrs. B. F. Earle, W. C. Brown
and L. A. Watson and State President
O. P. Goodwin, all prominently connect
ed with the South Carolina branch of
the organization, were on hand. While
nothing for publication has been given
out as a result of the meeting, it i9
understood that the recent contention
over that called meeting in Columbia
was entered into and discussed at
length pro and con.
A regular State meeting will be held
in Columbia on the 22d of January, and
to this Convention the Laurens Union
on Friday elected five representatives,
the delegation being headed by State
President Goodwin. The other mem
bers of the delegation are the Hon. R.
Dunk Boyd, J. Thos. Peden, John F.
Bolt and Dr. W. C. Thompson. It will
be recalled that while President Good
win, who strenuously opposed tho re
cent Columbia meeting, attended the
so-called Convention himself, the Lau
rens' Union took no cognizance of the
meeting and elected no delegates to the
same. But Laurens will be on hand at
the regular annual meeting on the 22d.
A,t Friday's meeting the annual elec
tion of officers was held, resulting in
the selection of former State Senator
Columbus R. Wallace as president, the
Hon. R. Dunk Boyd, member of the
Legislature, vice-president; C. A. Pow
Heath of Mrs. Jas. Elledgc.
After an illness of [several weeks
Mrs. Florence Roper Elledge, wife of
Mr. James Elledge, died at their home
near Friendship church last Tuesday
and was laid to rest at Rabun Creek
church on the following day. Mr. El
ledge was a young woman, being the
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Mack Roper, already most sorely af
flicted in the loss of three other chil
dren since last September.
SAD DEATH AT MADDENS.
Mrs. B. Y. Culbcrtson Succumbs to Long
Siege of Illness.
Mrs. Alma Culbertson, wife of Prof.
B. Y. Culbertson, died at her home at
Maddens yesterday morning at 8.30
o'clock, aged 30 years. Mrs, Culbert
son had been confined to ier bed for
two months but had been in feeble
health for a much longer time.
She was the daughter of Mr. T. S.
Langston and is survived by her hus
band and three small children, the eld?
03t of whom Is a boy 8 years old.
The burial will take place today at
New Prospect church at 3 o'clock p. m.
and the funeral service will be con
ducted by Rev. Jodie Martin of Cross
Sec the special values that we arc of
fering in solid oak, beautifully finished
S. M. & E. II. Wilkos & Co.
OUR GREATC05T CLEARANCE
A L E=
AT THE BIQ STORE
Has carried off great quantities of merchandise,
but you would not miss what has been sold. Ev
erybody is wild over the bargains we are offering.
Come this week and next week for your share.
0. B. Simmons Co.
P. S.--No Time to Write Big Ads,
Mrs. Legare Blackwell and children
are visiting at Jonesville.
Mr. James A. Clardy has bought the
residence of Mr. C. L. Fuller on Main
The residence on Harper street owned
by Mr. J. S. Bennett but occupied at
present by Mr. J. M. Clardy has been
purchased by Mr. J. F. Hicks.
The new officers of Laurens lodge No.
43, Knights of Pythias, were installed
at the regular meeting held Monday
A heavy rain and windstorm prevailed
over this section Monday night and as a
result all streams were greatly swollen
Miss Annie L. Huff has returned to
Converse College after spending the
holidays very pleasantly with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Huff.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Simpson are tem
porarily occupying the Presbyterian
parsonage, the house they are to oc
cupy on Laurel street not being as yet
Mr. H. R. Meldau and family have
arrived in Laurens from Manning for
the purpose of taking charge of the
Laurens Hotel, which will be opened
this week by the new management.
Mrs. Smith, widow of the late Dr.
John R. Smith of the Mt. Oallaghor
section, has .noved to Laurens and oc
cupies the E. M. Cunningham residence
on Garlington street.
One of the city's delightful New Year
visitors was Col. Robert N. Cuningham,
of Rosemont. The Colonel, as usual,
was feeling elegant, and had a fine
greeting for everyone.
Miss Estelle Aull spent a few days in
the city last week, the guest of Mrs.
W. D. Ferguson. Miss Aull, who
taught in the Laurens city schools last
year, is now teaching at Hartsville.
As the birthday of Robert E. Lee
falls this year on Sunday the Daughters
of the Confederacy will observe togeth
er the birthdays of Lee and Stonewall
Jackson on Monday the 20th, of Jan
Supt. Dobson and Misses Clara Wel
born and Bessie Hudgens attended the
meeting of City Superintendents and
School Improvement Association at
Columbia last week, and report that
these meetings were largely attended
and full of enthusiasm.
Master Mike Parks remembered
THE AnviiiiTlsBn at New Year's with
some of the finest turnips this scribe
has ever seen. They were too big for
any scales owned by the office, and one
turnip was not only sufficient for two
dinners, but two dinners of the very
best kind. The young friend who
brought these good things is a nephew
of Mr. A. A. Garlington, and a bright,
Laurens County Teachers Association
The next meeting of the Laurens
County Teachers Association will be
held in the County Court House Satur
day morning Jan. 18th, at 10:30 o'clock.
Free entertainment will be provided for
those attending and all are cordially in
yited to como. Preference is being
given by trustees and patrons to those
teachers who attend these meetings
and it is hoped that every teacher of
Laurens County will feel tho duty
resting upon him of attonding these
The following is the program, part of
which has been re-arranged from a
I. The New Idea of Disciplino as
Against the Old, Miss Gena Henry and
Prof. \V. P. Culbertson.
II. Graduation and Classification of
Pupils in the Rural Schools. Miss Hat
tie Caldwell and Prof. L. D. Ellodge.
III. The Teachpy as a Factor for
Good in a Community. Prof. W. S.
Hough and Prof. J. C. Anderson.
IV. Geography in our Schools, Miss
Emma Dial and Prof. J. Groves Col
V. Reports from th School Im
provement Association. Misses Clara
Welborn and Maggie Hudgens.
R. A. DOBSON, for Committee.
Next Lyceum Attraction
Tho noxt attraction of tho Laurens
Lyceum Course will appear at the City
Opera Douse next Saturday cvoning,
Jan. Uth, at 8:15 o'olock. General ad
mission will bo 50 and 25 cents. Seats
will be reserved at tho Laurons Drug
Store Friday morning, Jan. 10th, at
This attraction will be the Christine
Giles Recital Company composed of
Miss Christino Gilos, Soprano-Violinist,
Miss Evelyn Lowin, Reader-Pianist and
Mr. Leon Batcholder, Flute Soloist.
Those clover artists will present an
evening program consisting of soprano
solos, with violin and flute obllgatos,
violin, flu to and piano trios, humorous
and dramatic roadings with musical
accompaniment, flute and piccolo
solos. There is no roason why this at
traction should not delight those who
have the pleasure of hearing them.
They are represented to be high-class
artists and as such should please.
Sunbeams Next Sunday
Mrs. J. S. Bonnet is busy this week
preparing Sunbeam Society for some
special exercises to be rendered next
Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist
church. These exercises will consist
of recitations, songs and a doll drill,
and the children should he oncouraged
by the presence of a large audience.
Thjs is a week of prayer throughout
the country and the aamo is being ob
served by th<* ladles of the First Bap
tist ehurch, daily meetings being held
You can find here the largest and best
line of Lamps \n different sizes, shapes
and colors. Any kind of a lamp that
you may want, from tho ?malt hand
lamp to the largo decoxated hall and
S. M- & E. H. Wilkoa & Co.
Farmers' Union Will Hold Meeting.
Hon. W. C. Irby, Jr., will make a
public address to the Farmer?' Union at
lEkom on Saturday at 2 o'clock P. M.
I Everybody ta invited.
Judge Gage of Sixth Dis
tiict is Presiding.
TRIAL OF J. C. JERRY
This Case Has Beeo Set for Thursday
Quite a Number of Minor Cases
The convening here Monday of the
winter term of General Sessions and
Common Pleas Court, combined with
January salesday, an important event
in Laurens within itself, attracted to
the city a very large crowd.
Tho Court was called at 10 o'clock,
with Judge G. W. Gage on the bench.
Solicitor Cooper, Stenographer Aull and
the rest of the court officials at their
The grand jury was organized by tho
appointment of Mr. V. A. White of
Owings as foreman. In his charge to
this body the court especially stressed
the importance of letting criminals feel
tho strong arm of the law in this coun
ty. There was, he said, apparently lit
tle regard for the lives of the citizens,
not only in this county, but throughout.
South Carolina, and the law was out
raged almost daily by the man with the
pistol or some other deadly weapon.
The grand jury got down to business
at once and a number of true bills were
returned during the day. Several cases
of a minor character were disposed of
and altogether an unusually good day's
work was accomplished.
A negro boy, Jim Anderson, aged 11,
pleaded guilty to the charge of assault
and battery with intent to kill and car
rying concealed weapons, and was sent,
to the State reformatory for a term of
seven years. Charged with stealing a
bale of cotton in Youngs township, Hob
Foster, colorod, pleaded guilty to the
indictmont and received a sentence of
two years on the chaingang. A re
markable circumstance in connection
with Foster's case is the fact that ho
did not sell the stolen cotton outright,
but, following the custom of many of
his neighbors, ho stored it in the cotton
warehouse at Woodrutf and secured a
cash advancement on the cotton.
Another negro cotton thief was also
sent up Monday, Artimus Kilgore, being
convicted of stealing two bales from the
McCiintocks of Ora just before the hol
idays. He gotasentonco of three years.
Three or four other negroes were held
as confederates in this theft but they
The case of most importance, for this ^
term is that of the State vs. John C.
Jerry, the young German farmer who
is charged with murdering his brother,
Frank Jerry, a few months ago near
Madden. The trial of Jerry is set for
Alonzo Parker, colored, whose case
was brought over from the last term,
was convicted Monday of assault and
battery, with intent to kill, and given
a sentence of three years. Ike Irby
and Allen Mitchell, both colored, were
found guilty of the same offense and
received a sentence of eighteen months
each on the chaingang.
Yesterday afternoon the court was
engaged with the trial of Cleve Ellison,
colored, charged with the murder of
another negro by the name of Ned An
derson, the killing having occurred a
few months ago on Mr. T. R. Simpson's
place. Ellison is defended by Richcy &.
During the forenoon Reed Downs,
colored, was put on trial, charged with
housebreaking and larceny. Just before
the case was called Downs stated to
tho solicitor that he would plead guilty,
and went so far as to sign the special
plea prepared by the solicitor. How
ever, when the case was called up,
Downs said he had changed his mind,
and, without an attorney, went to trial
and was acquitted.
A tickling cough, from any cause, is
duickly stooped by Dr. Shoop's Cough
Cure. And it is so thoroughly harmless
and safe that Dr. Shoop tells mothers
everywhere to give it without hesita
tion even to very young babes. Tho
wholesome green leaves and tender
stems of a lung-healing mountainous
shrub furnish the curative properties to
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. 11 calms the
cough and hoals tho sore and sensitive
bronchia) membranes. No opium, no
chloroform, nothing harsh used to in
jure or suppress. Simply a resinous
plant extract that helps to heal aching
lungs. The Spaniards call this shrub
which the doctor uses ?'The Sacred
Herb." Always demand Dr. Shoop's
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See our beautiful line of Toilet Sets,
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FOR SALE-200 bushels of pure long
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busnel. Geo. F. Dorroh, Gray Court,
S. C. 23-2t
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intending to give my whole time to
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three hundred bushels Mississippi long
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per acre this last year. Will sell out
cheap. Apply to Dr. Dial. 23-31
NOTICE-C. T. Whitten has moved
his Blacksmith, Wagon, Buggy and
general Repair Shop to tho iot in front,
of E, W. Martin's stables. 23-41.
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