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What Has Been Accom
plished This Session.
LIEN LAW UNCHANGED
Slate Tax Levy Will be Fixed at Five
and a Half Mills. Adjournment
Mr. August Kohn, in a letter to the
News and Courier last Sunday, re
viewed the work of the General Assem
bly as follows:
The Legislative session for 1908 is
now about at an end. The final polish
remains to be put on the handiwork.
The general outline of the work has
been finished. The details of certain
polishes have not yet been determined
upon, but the general outline and
scope of the specimen that is to go in
to the furniture collection of the work
of 1008 are fixed.
There will be a State tax levy of 5J
There will be no fundamental change
in the liquor situation.
All prohibition laws have been killed.
There will be no repeal of tha lien
law, and there will be no change in the
present credit system.
The contract labor law will be amend
ed so as to meet the decisions of the
federal and State courts declaring the
existing statutes void.
The winding-up commission of the
dispensary will be continued in oflice
for sufficient time to close its business
and the dispensary property, real es
tate, will he sold at public auction for
not less than $75,000.
The perennial fight on the depart
ment of agriculture and immigration
has failed, and bills looking to that end
havo?been killed in the Senate.
There has been a disposition to deal
liberally with the educational system.
Realizing the growth of the State,
the demand and hunger for higher edu
cation and the position of this State,
all the State colleges?Clemson, Win
throp, the University of South Caro
lina and the Citadel?have been given
kindly consideration and an opportunity
The High school law has been loos
end up a bit, und is found to be work
The disposition, and it is decided, is
to let the voters in the communities af
fected decide whether they want dis
pensaries or not, and the voters are to
be given opportunity of voting out dis
pensaries, where objectionable, by
towns instead of by counties, as hereto
Aiken, Union and Colleton?and per- I
haps Bamwell?are to be authorized to
hold early elections, to determine
whether these counties shall continue
their county dispensaries or join the
The desire is to tighten up on insur
ance companies. A bill to prohibit
prize box life insurance is to become
law. In the matter of fire insurance
there seems to be unrest, and two bills,
one about the contract and the other to
outlaw the Southeastern Tariff Asso
ciation, are the most likely. Whether
either will do a particle of real good, or
are efforts to accomplish results with
out fully going into the merits, is not
Several bills intended to better pro
tect policy-holders in local and mutual
companies will be enacted.
In the matter of railroad legislation
there have been several bills that will
cause these corporations more or less
trouble and expense to get to the rati
fication stage. The Graydon fellow
servant liability bill is on the House
side. The three bills recommended by
the Legislative committee are on the
Calendars, the two major bills have un
favorable reports on the Senate Calen
dar, and that augurs bad luck to these
The Senate has passed a bill provid
ing for twelve political circuits?two
new ones. The House has provided for
one additional circuit. This would ap
pear to make the new circuit certain,
and the chances are that the two cir
cuits will be provided rather than
sacrifice one. This and other actions
indicate the spirit of liberality and
more generous legislation than has
The subject of biennial sessions has
hardly been mentioned, and seems to
have but little encouragement.
Calhoun county was the only new
county question or proposition men
tioned. There was no opposition what
ever to this county, and the Orange
burg delegation acted very considerately
and generously to the new child.
The indications are that there will be
an insurance department established,
and that tho State will supply ample
machinery for a good department. The
commissioner will probably be paid
Arrangements will be made to have
the registration lists revised and cor
rected. It is admitted on all sides that
the registration lists are in a deplor
able condition, and that something
ought to be done to get these lists in
better shape, and that everybody
ought to he made to register, so as to
get moro general and better jury lists
from which to select jurymen.
All the bills looking bp a State or
general system of rural potye.p have
There has been no change in the pis
tol-toting laws. There were various
suggestions of changed, but nothing
was done to amend the law.
The General Assembly will adjourn
on the 22d of February, This will he
LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. ?
Mr. J. J. Young, of Mountville, was
in the eity Monday.
Mr. John Brooks spent a few days in
Columbia last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bramlette spent
Sunday in the city.
Mr. Geo. N. Franks spent Saturday
and Sunday in Columbia.
Mr. S. M. Wilkes left for'the North-!
em markets last Saturday.
Do you like oysters? Go to Bazar
hall Thursday evening to supper.
Mr. E. T. Copeland, of Clinton, was]
in the city on business Monday.
Mr. E. C. Briggs, a prominent citi
zen of Clinton, was in the city Friday.
Miss Nannie Kate Hudgens in visiting
her sister, Mrs, Will Meng, in Sumter.
Mr. B. M. Latimer, of Princeton Kfd
2 neighborhood, was in the city Mon
Mrs. Edward Cage returned to Green
ville Saturday after spending a week in |
Miss Blanche Clardy of Greenwood I
spent Saturday and Sunday with her |
Oysters from 6 o'clock until 9.30 at
Bazar hall Thursday evening. Fried
Mr. J. W. Jones has been seriously
ill with grippe, but we arc glad to be
able to report his condition improved.
Mr. J. R. Redden and son, Berkley,
of Ware Shoals, were in town Monday
on a business trip.
Mr. Frank Smith, of Union, was in
the city for a day or so first of the
week greeting his many Laurens
Mr. W. EL Anderson, of i)avis & Ro
per's, is in the North, buying a "swell"
spring stock for the big store he repre- |
Mr. W. T. Neighbors and Robert
Neighbors, of Clinton, Rfd No. 2, were
in the city yesterday and paid us
Mr. J. A. Arnold was in the city
during the week. He has just removed
from Starr, Anderson county, to the
city of Anderson.
Mr. D. A. Davis, a member of the
firm of Davis & Roper, left Saturday
for the Northern markets, and will
visit all the large Northern cities.
Next Saturday, February 22, being a
national holiday there will be no deliv
ery of mail by the rural carriers and
the post oflice will observe Sunday
Mrs. Rhodes, wife of Mr W. M.
Rhodes, of Young's township, passed
away last Saturday, and was laid to
rest at Warrior Creek church Sunday
A change in the schedule of all the
passenger trains arriving here just af
ter noon went into effect Sunday, the
arrival and departure being from twenty
to thirty minutes laier.
Congressman and Mrs. J. T. Johnson
were summoned from Washington to
their home in Spartanburg last week on
account of the illness of their little son,
Oswald, who had a serious attack of
Miss Mary Miller, one of the teachers
in the city schools, has had a very seri
ous attack of pneumonia, but is now
pronounced to be rapidly improving.
This is good news to her friends all
over the city.
Mrs. James Franks returned Sunday
from avisitto her son, Mr. Bob Franks,
who is in a Columbia hospital undergo
ing surgical treatment for an injured
leg caused several days ago by the kick
of a horse. He is getting along fine
and is in a fair way to soon recover.
either Friday night after midnight or
late Saturday night. Some of the mem
bers think that by putting on a bit of
legislative steam members can get off
on the early trains Saturday morning,
while others think that the best thing
is to take life easy and go home Sun
A great many towns, townships and
counties havu bond issues coming due
this year that they have arranged to
have refunded, and incidentally have
asked to have them exempted from
There has been no change in the tax
or assessment laws, both of which need
The income tax law- the greatest
farce on the statute books remains un
The bill to tax timber independent of
the land will not pass, as it has not yet
gotten its second reading on the Sen
All the bills that do not get their
second readings Monday, and that ai"e
not duplicated in the other branch of
the Assembly, might as well be killed
gently, as Monday is their last chance,
accoading to the rules of the game,
There have been more "questions of
personal privilege" on the Senate side
this year than in any dozen previous
No commissions have been estab
lished by the General Assembly this
The feeling has been tho best, and
there has been no ill-feeling or bjtter
ness in any of the debates thus far. If
there is still such a thing as a reform
or a straight-out faction no one hears
Senator Latinicr Very III,
Washington, Feb. 17. Senator A. &
Latimer was operated on for appendi
citis at 11 o'clock this morning at the
Providence Hospital here. He stood
the operation fairly well. The query
going tho rounds in the South Carolina
colony today is, "How js Senator Lati
mer?" While the opinion does not prp
yail among those in position to know
that he is fatally ill, tho Senator is con
sidered in a dangerous condition, for he
was taken sick suddenly with a severo
attack of stomach trouble the latter
part of last week at his hotel.
Senator Lnllimcr Worse.
Washington, Feb. 18. At ?* o'ejopk
this afternoon the condition of Senator
Latimer became much worse. Mem
bers of Hip family were summoned to
WASH HUNTER CASE
GOES TO GREENWOOD
Supreme Court Affirms Change of Venue
and the Case Comes Up for
Trial Next Week.
The State Supreme Court having sus
tained the lower Court in granting a
change of venue in the case of the
State against G. Wash Hunter, charged
with murder, the killing^ of Elbert
Copeland, for which he was tried sev
eral times in the Laurens Court without
a verdict, the case will come up for
trial in the Court of General Sessions
for Greenwood county next week.
It will be remembered that as a re
sult of a mistrial of this case at the
September term of Court, last year,
Solicitor R. A. Cooper, representing
the State, made a motion for a change
of venue and the case was transferred
to Greenwood county by Judge Ernest
Gary, the presiding officer. This deci
sion was taken on appeal to the Su
preme Court by counsel for the defen
dant and was argued at the January
term. Last week the higher Court
banded down its decision affirming the
decree of the Circuit Court.
A Busy Officer.
Supt. lt. W. Nash visited the follow
ing schools last week:
Leakvillle School? taught by Miss
Annie Putnam, with an enrollment of
14 pupils. This school has a very com
fortable building, desks, stove, etc.,
but has not yet secured a library.
Kiddles Old Field?in charge of Miss
Beulah Martin, has enrolled 34 pupils.
This school has good desks and maps of
the United States and Laurens county.
Warrior Creek School presided over
by Mrs. M. W. W. Fowler, has an en
rollment of IB pupils. This school has
i very comfortable building, with a
stove, blackboards, charts, etc.
Fleming School?Miss Nelly J. Mun
dy, principal and Miss Mattie Nabors,
Here we find a comfortable building
with two rooms, and the school is sup
plied good desks, a state library, heat
er, maps, blackboards, etc. Enrollment
of school about fifty pupils.
Raise Pay of Members.
Columbia, February 17.?The Senate
passed a bill today to raise the pay of
future members of the General Assem
bly. The bill, as amended by Senator
Walker, provides a straight salary of
$200 for each regular session, instead
of a per diem. This, he contended,
would be an incentive to work hard and
finish the session in twenty or thirty
days, and thus save the State much
money. The vote wns 21 to 9.
Much time was spent in arguing a
joint resolution in the Senate, looking
to amending the constitution so as to
add a fifth member to the supreme
bench, but debate was adjournod till
Negro Gamblers Rounded Up
Saturday night near Highland Home
church, Deputy Sheriff Sullivan and
State Constable Owens flushed a party
of negro gamblers, twelve of whom
were arrested and required to put up
the usual bond or come to jail. On Sun
day these same oflicers met the Green
wood officers at Ware Shoals for the
purpose of raiding some alleged blind
tigers whose operations hail been re
ported. One negro's house was raided
and a gallon of booze seized. The pres
ence of about twenty five empty jugs
indicated that something had been
"doing" but no arrests were made.
Will Deliver Addresses at St. Matthews
The Hon. C. C. Feathcrstone has ac
cepted invitations to deliver two pro
hibition speeches in the State this week.
Tonight he will speak at St. Matthews,
the county seat of the new county of
Calhoun, and tomorrow he will deliver
a lecture in the city of Orangeburg.
The Civic League Entertainment.
The DeKoven Male Quartette gave a
charming entertainment to a crowded
house Monday evening under the aus
pices of the Civic League. The De
Koven Company came up to represen
tations and the audience was vory much
pleased. This is the second entertain
ment given by the Civic League, both
of which have been successful. Be
tween forty and fifty dollars was cleared
Candidates for Sheriff
This issue of' THE ADVERTISER car
ries the announcement of four candi
dates for the office of sheriff. No
tice of Mr. Peden's entry was noted
two weeks ago. Last week Capt.
Thomas J. Duckett, the "War Horse"
sheriff, announced for reelection, and
this week the cards of Messrs John D.
Owings and Bee A. Wharton, for the
same office, are presented to the voters
of Laurens county. Who will be next?
Death of Mr?. Ear|s Tempjoton.
Mrs. Sarah Day Templeton, wife of
Mr. Faris Templeton, and sister of Mr.
Henry Day, of the Ho}ly Grove section,
died Saturday afternoon, and was bur
ied at Rocky Springs church on Sun
Cloth All WooL Nnt A!1 ''aint
Is cheaper than shoddy cloth or shoddy
paint, The L. & M. is zinc metal made
Into oxido of Mine combined wjth white
lead, and then made into paint with
pure linseed oil in thousand gallon
gfindings and mixings. Wears long.
Actual cost, only $1.20 per gallon.
L. Hi M. Paint Agents:
J, H. & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
ClintonL'huimacy, Clinton. 29-2t
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cares Colds, Croup and Whooping Cough.
MR. FEATPERSTONE FOR GOVERNOR,
Prohibition Leader is Being Urged to Be*
come Candidate This Year.
If the Hon. C. C. Featherstone ac
cedes to the wishes of friends, not only
in Laurens bbt throughout the State,
he will be a candidate for Governor in
the approaching State campaign. In
the event ho runs he will of course
make the race on a straight State pro
Mr. Featherstone has had the matter
under consideration for several days
and he has during "this time received
strong letters from prominent men
over the State urging him to enter for
the governorship this year. However,
he had not decided upon the matter be
fore leaving for Columbia yesterday
afternoon on his way to St. Matthews
and Orangeburg, whither he goes to
address the citizens of those places.
SENATOR BLEASE NAMED.
Alleged to Have Been Agent of Certain
Columbia, February 13.?Special tes
timony which the Legislative investi
gating committee of 190(5 declined to
bring out was developed by the com
mission to wind up the affairs of the
?State dispensary today, when Lewis
W. Parker and Ellison A. Smyth were
put on the stand and related a conver
sation with S. J. Lanahan, of Balti
more, in 1905, in regard to the employ
ment of a "prominent politician" to
represent the Lanahan firm before the
State Board of Control. Parker said
that Lanahan, in a prior conversation
when Capt. Smyth was not present,
had said that Hon. Coleman L. Blease
was the agent referred to. It is un
derstood that Mr. Blease, who is now
and has for four years been State
Senator from Newberry and candidate
for governor in 1906, has an affidavit
from Mr. Lanahan denying that Mr.
Lanahan made the statement attributed
Two years ago the Legislative com
mittee to investigate the dispensary
summoned Mr. Parker to appear, and
he related in substance the conversa
tion with Mr. Lanahan, but when
pressed by Mr. Lyon to give the name
of the prominent politician he declined
to do so. As Mr. Parker challenged
the powei of the committee to make
him answer, a case of habeas corpus
proceeding was brought in the supreme
court, and the court decided that the
committee had the authority to require
Mr. Parker to answer its questions.
But the committee, over the protests
of Lyon and Christensen, then decided
not to exert its authority, and Mr. Par
ker did not answer the question.
It has been common knowledge that
the suppressed name of alleged agent
of Lanahan was that of Senator Blease,
and this knowledge evidently reached
Senator Blease himself, as he took the
precaution to get. an affidavit from
Lanahan, and It is fortunate that he
did since Mr. Lanahan died about two
weeks ago. . The commission to wind
up the State dispensary had already
summoned Mr. Lanahan, Parker and
Smyth were summoned to appear be
fore the commission two weeks ago,
but Parker was at that time in New
York, und their testimony was post
poned until Monday.
When they testified today Mr. Parker
and Captain Smyth made it plain that
they did so unwillingly, and only
yielded to the recognised authority of
the commission, which has the same
authority as the Legislative committee,
as decided by the supreme court. The
conversation with Mr. Lanahan took
place in 1905 in the Westmoreland Club,
Baltimore. Parker stated that Lana
han said he had engaged Blease at $2,
000 a year, but the engagprneiit lasted
only a short while.
Mr. Parker gave the most detailed
account of -the conversation with Lana
han, as Smyth did not hear the name of
the agent mentioned, but told how
Lanahan described the manner In which
business was done with the dispensary.
Blease Makes Statement.
Columbia, Feb. 14.?Senator Cole L.
Blease, rising tp a questjon o? personal
privilege today, read affidavits from
the Lanahan people and from members
of the State board of directors to con
tradict the testimony given yesterday
before the dispensary winding-up com
mission by Mr. Lewis W. Parker that
Blease was the representative of the
Lanahan concern before the State
board and alleged u conspiracy between
Mr. Parker, Mr. Avery Patton, of the
commission, and a correspondent of
The News and Courier to injure him
"Just before the campaign of 1906,"
said Mr. Blease, "the report was cir
culated that one in the employ of the
State wuu ait aftunt fou a liquor housn,
I had not any idea In the world that |
that meant me, and I never thought so
until Senator Tillman, riding on a rail
road train one day, was asked the posi
tive question as to whom he referred
to, and he said to this gentleman, who
I suppose he thought was a very inti
mate friend of his and not a friend of
mine, that Blease was the man whom
he meant. 1 immediately sat down and
wrote to the different gentlemen and
asked if it was true, and if it wasn't
true to send me an affidavit. I read
these affldavjts at [lipon ?t the cam
paign meeting two years ago. Just af
ter the opening of this campaign, just
after I had something- to say about Mr,
Avery Patton and his winding-up com
mission, again this matter is brought
up. The Governor is from Greenville,
Mr. Avery Patton is from Greenville,
both of the witnesses are from Green
villo, the correspondent of, '^he Nows
and Courier is from Greenville. Right
ut the opening of this campaign of 1908
TO PAVE THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
The City Council Invites Bibs for the
City Council has decided to undertake
the work this spring and summer of
paving the public square. It will be
done by contract and Council invites
bids for the work up to the fifteenth of
March, at which time the contract will
be given. Following this it is expected
that the work will begin and be com
The pavement, which will be of vitri
fied brick on an eight inch foundation
of sand and cement, will include the
square and the four immediate street
approaches thereto, with the exception
of a plot around the court house which
will be converted into a lawn, set in
grasses, flowers, etc., and otherwise
FRESH OYSTERS THURSDAY NIGHT.
The Daughters of the Confederacy Will
Give Supper in Bazar Hall.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
will serve oysters Thursday evening at
Bazar hall, beginning at six o'clock.
The Daughters are requested to meet
at the hall at 3 o'clock Thursday after
noon to mako the preparations neces
sary for serving the supper.
Coffee, crackers and pickles will be
served with delicious hot oysters both
fried and stewed, and everybody in
town, especially the business men, is
urged to come and enjoy a good supper.
All members of the J. B. Kershaw
Chaptor are expected to be present and
assist in every way possible in the suc
cess of the entertainment.
We are requested to announce espec
ially that the hall will be well heated,
and no one will suffer from cold.
The committees arc as folllows:
Arrangement Committe-- Mesdamcs
Warren Bolt, C. C. Featherstone and
J. S. Bennett.
Kitchen Committee?Mcsdames R. B.
Bell, W. H. Gilkerson, C. M. Clarke,
T. F. Simpson, John F. Bolt, W. R.
Richey, J. H. Sullivan, J. O. C. Flem
ing, J. A. Copeland, and Miss Bettie
Dining-room Committee? Mesdamcs
H. K. Aiken, R. E. Copeland, W. D.
Ferguson, T. D. Darlington, M. L.
Copeland, Misses Minnie Babb, Bessie
Roland, Julia Gilkerson, Amelia Drum
mond. Ella Bell Copeland, and Manic
Clear-Up Committee ? Mesdamcs L.
N. Boyd, Capers Hellams, Clarence
Gray and Arrah Sullivsm.
Gov. John Gary Evans.
Former Governor .lohn Gary Evans,
of Spartanburg, was in Laurens yes
terday afternoon and last night. Gov.
Evans has just announced his candidacy
for the United States Senate and in
view of this fact his visit at this time
afforded many Laurens friends the op
portunity to give him a word of en
couragement and renew t heir allegiance
to him, for he has always been popular
in this county. His visit, however,
.vas one of business rather than politi
here come;; the Governor and his?I
want to be mild and I want to be polite
-his witnesses and his appointee, Pat
ton of tho winding-up commission, all
"I am not afraid of this matter be
cause I have never represented any
whiskey house in ipy life jn the capac
ity of a sales agent; and the people of
Greenville, after this thing was circu
lated ami when I hardly had time to an
swer it, gave me nearly 18,000 votes for
Governor; and this summer Ansel will
answer to those people for the con
spiracy between him and his Greenville
allies ancj newspaper, correspondent.
He will not only answer politically, but
he will also answer to me as a man,
face to face, be he Governor or he he
what he may.
( "Here is the letter, Mr. President.
from William Lanahan A Son:
"Baltimore, Md., Aug. 6, 1000.
"Hon. Cole L. Blease,
"Newberry, S. C.
"Dear Sir: Enclosed we band you an
affidavit, dujy executed before a notary
public, stating that you are not in our
employ, and never were employed to
look after our interests in South Caro
"Very truly yours,
"WM. LANAHAN & SON."
"Now, Mr. President, this letter was
published in the summer of 1000. M?:.
Lanahan, was then jiving and Parker
did not deny it or attempt to have
Lanahan retract it. Now Lanahan is
dead and cannot speak and the Green
ville witness shows up. Why? Be
cause I hit Greenville's Patton and am
a candidate for Governor against
Greenville's Ansel. Yes, sir, that is
tt\y belief QJ |? [Uo IftaSOp,
"Why did Parker wait until Lanahan
was dead? I do not say that Parker is
a liar, but Lanahan says that Parker is
a liar. If Lanahan said that I was his
agent he lied; and if Parko* qa^a, that
1 was Lanahan's agent no Is a liar.
"The man that will come to my face
and tell me that I was Lanahan's agent
the world will find out whether he and
I I a*0 hptn, tiravo men or not."
Marked for Death.
"Three years ago I was marked for
death. A graveyard cough was tear
ing mV tyngs to pieces'. Doctors failed
to help me anu hope had fled, whop
my husband got Dr. King's Now Dis
covery/' says Mrs. A. C. Williams, of
Bae, Ky. "The first dose helped me.
and improvement kept on until I had
aincd 58 pounds in weight and my
ealth was fully restored. This medi
cine holds the world's healing record
for coughs, colds, throat apd lung dm
?;aso?. U pvov?hts 'phoumonla. Sold
Under gdarahtee at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. 50c and $1.
Trial bottle free.
YOUNG MEN GIVE
Saint Valentine's Evening Brilliantly Cel
ebrated at Gray's Hotel, Twenty
three Couples Being Present.
In honor of tho lovely girls of Lau
fen?, the loveliest girls in the world, we
would remark in passing, the young
men gave at Gray's Hotel Friday eve
ning, Old Saint Valentine's evening, a
dinner which surpassed in elegance any
social affair ever given in the city.
The dining room of the hotel, where
the banquet was served, was decorated
most artistically in crimson. The ta
bles were beautiful, decorated with
crimson hearts, ribbon, carnations and
The guests in full evening dress, each
lady carrying a lovely bonquet of crim
son, white and pink carnations, the
colors of the evening, gave the final
touch of brilliancy to the scene.
Twenty-three couples were present,
chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs. H. K.
The menu was:
Chicken salad, saltines, celery,
Roast wild duck, Saratoga chips, butter
thins, cheese straws, olives,
Chailotte russ, cake,
At the end of each course telegrams,
letters, packages, marked copies of
papers, instructions to teachers, etc.,
gave rise to great merriment. These
were read by the toast master, Dr. H.
A band of six pieces imported for the
occasion furnished delightful music.
After dinner a cleverly devised val
entine feature claimed the attention of
the guests. The young ladies wero
blindtolded and asked to draw a heart
on a square of red cardboard. Miss
Zalene Gray won the prize, a five
pound box of Nunnally's bon bons for
the best drawing, Miss Mary Todd the
booby prize, a valentine.
Punch was served by Misses Zalene
Gray and Grace Simmons.
The guests included Miss Emily Meng
and Mr. Creswell Fleming, Miss Dor
cas Calmes and Mr. J. VV. Dunklin^
Miss Lois Goggans, of Nowberry, and
Mr. George Balle, Miss Willie Harris
and Mr. Ford Franks, Miss Helen Gog
gans and Mr. John Brooks, Miss Willie
Mae Childress and Mr. Watkins, of
Rpartanburg, Miss Janie Colvin and Mr.
J. A. Simmons, Miss Eva Brownlee
and Mr. A, C. Todd, Miss Sadie Richey
and Dr. Isadore Schayer, Miss Aonje
Gilkerson and Mr. T, C. Turner, MIsb
Paulino Anderson and Mr. A. H. San
ders, Miss Willie Jones and Mr. Ossie
Anderson, Miss Bertha Wells and Mr.
S. M. Wilkes, Miss Bessie Byrd and
Mr- S. J. Craig, Miss Lucille Martin
and Mr. Albert Teague, Miss Julia Gil
kerson and Mr. W. J. Laneaoter, Miss
Zalene Gray and Mr. F. K. Spratt, Miss
Lizzie Wells, Mr. Stobo Young, Miss
Lint Jones, Mr. II. S. Blackwell, Miss
Lynn Smith, Mr. T. I, Swygert, Miss
Josephine Fuller, Mr. Douglas Gray,
Miss Grace Simmons, Mr. C. Brooks
Sullivan, Miss Mary Todd, Mr. Y. S.
Laurens County Teachers' Association.
The next niootjmj of the Laurens
county teachers will be held in the
Laurens county court house on Satur
day morning, Feb. 29 th, at 10.30
o'clock. The following is tho program:
1. How to Secure Better Attendance
in the Public Schools, Paper- by Mis&
May Putnam. Discussion led by Prof.
A. Q. Rice.
2. Nature Study in our Schools. Pa
per by Miss Elizabeth Faris. Discus
sion led by Supt. R. W. Nash.
3. Civics in the Schools of South
Caroling, Supt, H, U. Dominick.
4. The Inspiration of the Teacher.
Prof. A. E. Spencer.
The above program will be interest
ing and the presence of every te.achp^
in the coimty j? earnestly desired.
Free entertainment will be provided.
Mr. B. A. Wharton for Sheriff.
We the undersigned citizens of Cross
Hill township, believing in tb,o, h'lth
honor, integrity ami clllcibiicy of our
follow/ citizen, Mr. B. A. Wharton, beg
to present his name as a candidate for
the Sheriff's office of Laurens County.
Mr. Wharton is a man of clean habits.,
strong mentality, nnr] pleasing person*
aljty, tuoroforo'wo foel that lie will so
conduct the affairs of the office as to
reflect credit on himself and the people
of his county.
M. A. Leamnn, J. F SpqatJuan,
W, C. HUI, T, W/ Coleman,
B. C. Chapman, W. V. Payne,
A. M. Hill, W. A. Watkins,
J. II. Nance, J. W. Koon,
M. T. Simpson, W. F. hUJ,
E. W. Pin?on.M.0.0. *H. Jonas,
T: J. 1'bake, M.D., J. W. Hill.
P. H. Madden, W. B. Fuller,
J, II. Davenport, Conway Dial,
J. W. Simmons, W. C. Pnsoy,
R. G. Crisp .< Iy, Leamait,
V- P, Workman, J; It. Rasor,
I . H. Watts, W. E. Grifiin,
J. D. Becks, H. D. Hendrix,
J. A. Guthrie, C. D. Nance,
J. C. Workman, R. I). Nance
J. J. Workman, ,lnq. T. Ovycuvi,
T. M. Pin:;,,,,, ?) W.' Hrown,
u. If, PittnV W. S. Hough,
II. A. Plnuon, A. F. Coleman,
W. H. Lcaman, W. T. Austin,
W. M. Miller, R. A. Austin.
Cross Hill, S, C , Jan. iy<)H. IJy-l
Mr. Goodwin to Sneak,
The Hon. O. P. Goodwin will address
the members of the Fk,<m Farmers'
Uruqn, next Saturday afternoon at g
Where a Multitude of bins arc Covered.
The L. & M. PAINT covers defects
in previous paintings, and wears for 10
to 15 years, because the L. & M. Is
pure linseed oil binder, pure oxide of
zinc, pure white lead, ano you h,c|p, to
make the paint by mixiqg thye'e quarts
of linseed ml xyltK each gallon of paint,
its done in 2 minutes. Makes cost only
$1.20 per gallon.
L. & M. Paint Agencies:
J. H. & M. L. Nash, Laiiruns,
Clinton P^ymacy, Clinton. 28-2t
Mr. G. W. Fuller, of Rfd No. 6, was
in the city Friday.
Mr. George M. Davis, of Clinton, was
in Laurens on hu/' .ess Monday.
Mr. Harrison Copeland, of the Hurri
cane Church section, was in the city
Mr. P. B. Cooper and son, Mr. Lacy
Cooper, were in Laurens, Monday, on
Red Hot Sale extended one week
longer. Come this week. Red Iron
Mr. Clarence Beattie of Anderson
was the guest of Mr. G. L. Pitts a few
days last week.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
will give you the best oyster Bupper
you've ever had Thursday night.
Messrs. Charles and Richard Simpson
of South Carolina University spent a
few days with their parents last week.
Mr. J. A. Simmons, of O. B. Sim
mons & Company, leaves for the mar
kets of New York, Baltimore and other
points in the East this week.
Mr. W. G. Wilson leaves for the
market Thursday. Mr. Wilson goes to
Eurchase a handsome line of goods for
is well-known and reliable store.
Quite a number of farmers from all
sections of the county were in town
Monday, it being the first fair week
day for about a week.
The numerous friends of Mr. J. O.
Templeton will be glad to know that he
is rapidly recovering from a severe at
tack of grip and pneumonia.
Messrs. Alsie Miller and H. C. Flan
ders, who are expert workmen at the
furniture factory, have opened a repair
and refinishing room over the Enter
The Civic League held an important
meeting at the Mothodist church Mon
day afternoon. The League is pushing
forward, has a good membership and
means to accomplish things in 1908.
Mr. J. F. Tolbert was on the street
for a short time yesterday afternoon
for the first time ,in over two weeks,
having been quite ill with pneumonia.
Every one was glad to see him out
On account of the rain and muddy
weather last week, Red Iron Rackot
has extended their Red Hot Sale this
week. Don't fail to come and buy
your needs this week. You will save
money by buying this week. Red Iron
Mr. H. P. Burdette, for many years I
a faithful and obliging employee at the !
Laurens postoffice, has gone to Charles
ton to reside with the family of his sis
ter, failing health having recently
forced him to relinquish his duties at
We believe that wo have one of the
cleanest subscription lists of any countv
paper in the State that has not a paid
in-advance subscription, but there arc
some in arrears. The postal law says
they must pay before April 1, or be
Miss Claude Copeland, of Norfolk,
Va., is visiting her fathor, Mr. W. J.
Copeland, near Laurens. Miss Cope
land, who Is a most successful nurse,
makes her home and practices her pro
fession in Norfolk. As nurses are never
"off duty," when needed by a patlont,
she will, though up a holiday, respond
to any professional demands made up
on her while at home.
Mr. Walter E. Barksdale, who came
to Laurens two weeks ago on a very
sad mission, the funeral of his brother,
has returned to Holdenville, Oklahoma,
accompanied by Ms nephew, Mr. Na
thaniel Qwings!" eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs!'Frank J. Owings. Messrs. Barks
dale and Owings left Sunday and will
reach their destination today. They
will spend this year if no longer in the
new State and will engage in farming,
Their Laurens friends and relatives
wish for them happiness and success.
Medicino That is Medicine.
"1 have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints, but \
have now found a remedy that keeps
me well, and that remedy is Klcctrio
Bitters?a medicine that is medicino for
stomach and, liyer troubles and for run
down conditions," says W. C. Kiestler,
of HallkTay, Ark. Electric Bitters
purify and enrich the blood, tone up
the nerves and impart vigor and energy
to the weak. Your money will he re
funded if it fails to foe-lP y(,q,
For Rata bjp Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmettw Drug Co,
News from Ekom.
Ekom, Feb. 17. ? We are glad to soo
the warm sunshine aftor n week of
rain and, hud weather.
Dr. Cooper, who has been sick for
two weeks, is now better and able tq
be on duty, and he is being Uopt busy
as there is a good d?'ttl of sickness.
Ml-. VV. W. Culbertson is now im
proving after a severe attack of grippe,
Misses Amanda and Bla.nrho Burts
spent Sundav with Misses Mattic and
Mrs. Ixni Culbertson and daughter
spent Sunday with Mr. Y. J. Culbert
son and fyroilv,
}Hva, Clarence Culbertson, of Ware
Shoals, is spending some time with her
Mr. Irby filloilge, of the Poplar
Spring 8esit0.ni paid a Hying visit to
Ins sister, Mrs. T. C. McDanicl, Sunday
A Beautiful WemsH,
ouuding . should be in har
rnpny, npd can host be made so by a
well-kept home. The L. & M. Pure
Paint makes the home beautiful, it
preserves it and prevents d*?eay. The
cost per gallon, yvttdy for use, is only
$!.'/(?. \\ wears for ten years and
longer. Thirty-three years of contiiui.
ous use is evidence.
SEKI) that will grow. Go to J. H.
Sullivan's store for your Red Rust
Proof (>\\\% und Beardless Seed Barley,
OAK WOOD Good Oak and Hickory
Wood for sale, delivered in any quan
tity. J. J. Dendy, Laurens, 'Phone 13.
FOR SALB?Five lota on Academy
street, opposite \l. \\. Humbert and J,
I. poleman. For price, etc., apply to
N. B. Dial, Laurens, S. C 28-2t
FOR SALE; 300 bushels Mortgage
Lifter Cotton Seed. Strictly puro. Price
uer bushe|, 7f> cents. 160 bushels Toole
Prolific Cotton Seed. Ready for imme,
diato delivery. M. E. McDaniel, Jr.
Rfd 4, Laurens, S. c. 28-dt.
Large Chorus Training
for Dixon Meeting.
SCHOOL HAS 10 GRADES
Dr. Jacobs Preaches in Charleston, the
Occasion Marking the .SOlh Anniver*
sary of His Church Membership.
Clinton, Feb. 17.?A very entertain
ing and instructive lecture was deliv
ered in Copeland's Hall on Friday eve
ning by Prof. W. F. Watson, professor
of science in Furman university, Green
ville. The subject of the lecture was
"New Innocents Abroad" and it con
tained some racy accounts of incidents
which befell Prof. Watson in Europe
last summer. The speaker's gift for
vivid description and apt quotation were
noticeable. Despite the very inclement
weather there were practically no
empty chairs in the hall.
A wholesale grocery store will be
opened about the first of March by Dr.
H. L. Todd and Mr. Fred F. Fowler.
The new firm will occupy the building
on Broad street formerly used by tho
Southern Express Company.
A chorus of one hundred voices is be
ing trained for the meeting to be held
by Dr. A. C. Dixon beginning the fif
teenth of March. Mr. Boyd, a musi
cian of recognized ability, is acting as
A mistake was made in this corres
pondence last week which is cheerfully
corrected. There are ten grades taught
in the Clinton Graded School instead of
nine as stated and the course of study
is as high as any school in the county.
Miss Irene Perry has resumed her
private school which was closed for
several weeks on account of the severe
illness of her brother.
There has been a great deal of grip
recently though no critical cases have
Owing to the severe weather social
diversions have been lacking the past,
Prof, and Mrs. W. F. Watson, of
Greenville, were guests of the Rev.
and Mrs. C. L. Fowler Friday and Sat
Miss Agatha Davis went to Lnuren.s
Mr. Clyde Todd is building conve
nient cottage on North Broad street
opposite Mr. David Bobo's house.
The Rev. N. J. Holmes preached in.
Copeland's Hall Saturday night.
Mr. Clarence Beat.ty, of Anderson,
was in Clinton this week.
Miss Moliie Manson left Thursday for
a visit of two wooks with relatives in
Tho Rev. Dr. Jacobs visited t'ne Au
gusta orphanage the past week. Dr.
Jacobs visited Charleston also, spend
ing Sunday in that city, where he re
ceived an ovation. He addressed tho
Y. M. C. A. and the Sunday schools,
filling the pulpit of the Second Presby
terian church in the morning. It is a
noteworthy coincidence that this occa
sion marked the fiftieth anniversary of
the day on which Dr. Jacobs united
with tho church in which he preached!
Mr. Tom Bolt, a student of the col
lege, was called to I .aureus by illness
in his home circle.
Mv?, Grifiin Pitts has been quite ill
for several days.
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
WANTED Young man to work at
the Laundry. Must not be afraid of
work. Apply to T. K. Hudgens, at.
NOTICE?To the People of Laurens:
We wish to announce that we have
opened a general Repair Shop for re
pairing, refinishing and upholstering
of all Kinds of Furniture. Your patron-,
age kindly solicited. First-class work
guaranteed. Telephone 346, Miller &
Flanders, over Enterprise Bank, Lau
rens, S. C. 29-H.
FULL stock of all grades New Or
leans Molsssos. Prices right. J. 11.
NOTICE~Now Laurens Hotel, Inn
ren?, S. c. Under new management.
First class accomodation. Polite at
tendants. Special attention to commer
cial men. Yours to please, II. R,
Moldau, Proprietor. 29-11,
BREAD is the staff of lifo; therefore
have it good. This you can l>uy from
J. II. Sullivan. All grades. 29
WANTED-Agents tO sell Maxwell
Automobiles, tho best car on the mar
ket for doctors. Liberal discounts.
Write for particulars. Spartanburg
Automobile Co., Agents, Spartanburp
S. C. 2xtf "
"COPYRIGHT Flour is the best flour
mado, and 1 have decided to give my
family the best; therefore 1 shall use
nothing but COPYRIGHT its pure."
NOTICE City taxes due and paya
ble before 29th February. No back
for sale s. C. Rhode Island Red
oggs, $1.50 per 15. Pecan trees, 4 to 6
feet high, of best variety, $2.50 per
dozen, Apply to G. W. Mattison, I Ionen
Path, S. ('. or D. A. Madden. Water
loo, S. C. 27-,'tt
SOUND Unknown Peas for sale In
any quantity at prices to move them
quick. J. IL Sullivan. 29
NOTICE- All persons are forbidden
to hunt or otherwise trespass on <nil
lands, situate in Scuffletown township.
Laurens county. W. J. Bryson, A.
Thompson, Mrs. Margaret Winchester.
FOR SALE Tho Boyd homestead,
situated on Hampton street, containing
three acres, more or less, well im
proved. Apply to W. U Boyd. 25 It