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OP TWO NEUUOEK
After Being Arrested Admit Having Bru
tally Murdered ao Aged White
Lady iu Lexington.
Columbia, February, 27.?Two young
negroes, giving their names as Brack
Toland and Ned Toland, brothers, and
their homes as Prosperity, are in the
South Carolina penitentiary, held in
connection with the brutal murder of
vlli*or yesterday in Lexington
.'?rack Toland admits that he
v. . ?by when the murder occurred.
He b ys his brother was not present
and that another negro whose name he
does not know was the negro who did
Mrs. Ellisor, while alone in her home,
near Cayce's, across the river from Co
lumbia, early yesterday morning, was
brutally and foully done to death, her
body being thrown into the clothes bas
ket, where it was found several hours
later by her husband on his return
from town. The aged woman had been
killed without a struggle, being hit in
the head with her husband's ax.
The two negroes were arrested on
the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens
Cain, which left Columbia late yester
<' y aftern? on, and were put in jail at
i ewborry, remaining there over night,
a d being brought to this city this
They later made a full and complete
confession at the State penitentiary in
- th/J pVT^ifce of Captains Griffith and
Roberts, Corporal Harling and others.
The story they told to the officers the
day following their arrest was, accord
ing to their admission yesterday, con
cocted in the Newberry jail Wednesday
They now admit killing Mrs. Ellisor
and throwing her body into the basket,
and then robbing the house of such ar
ticles of value as they could find. No
inducements of any kind were offered
the negroes *o make a clean breast of
their connection with this dastardly
crime. It was voluntary, free and ap
parently without the least reservation
as to any of the facts.
Yesterday afternoon a gentleman liv
ing near Columbia called at the peni
tentiary and asked to be allowed to
look at the smaller of the two negroes,
thinking that this one had been em
ployed by him on one occasion. Capt.
Griffith sent for Brack Toland, but he
proved not to be the boy who had
worked for this gentleman. But it
seems that Brack was brought before
the officers at the psychological mo
ment. Oupt. Griffith and Corporals J.
P, Harling and S. M. McDillwere pres
ent, besides the gentleman who had
called for the purpose of identifying the
negro. Brack said that he wanted to
tell the truth about the whole matter.
He said that bis brother Ned made
him leave home Monday and come with
him to Cayce's. They stayed there
Monday and Tuesday nights, spending
most of their time in the depot at that
place Brack said that bis brother had
been there before, but that he had
n< the place before in his life.
? In ' hn a*1 v-- ,v,a' at
t ( i^tjeoinui t his brother, he and
Ned went up to "that house" (meaning
Mr. Ellisor's), and that they went in
and asked for live cents' worth of
bread The woman paid very little at
tention to them, and didn't appear to
welcome their coming. He says that
they then went into the house and Mrs.
Ellisor spoke up and said something
about their "being up to something."
He says that they told her that they
were not, that they just wanted to
warm. As soon as they got into the
house he caught Mrs. Ellisor and his
brother knocked her in the head with
an ax. They then put her body in the
basket, and his brother struck the wo
man two more blows with the ax after
Brack said that they went through
the house, but found no money. They
searched the trunk, but no money was
in sight. They then proceeded to take
what they could get their hands on.
Brack said that he ran to the door one
time and looked out to see if anyone
were coming, but saw no one. They
took a coat, a razor, a watch chain,
? woman's jacket, three silk handker
chiefs, a gun and some shells. They
lieft the house and went towards the
woods, and when they discovered that
they had a woman's jacket they hid it
behind a log and then went on towards
They sold the gun in Brookland to
the man who went to Newberry to see
t'iem, Mr. Fox. They then crossed the
bridge and took the C, N. & L. train
which leaves Columbia at 11:20 and
went as far as Irmo, ten miles north of
the city. They got ofT the train at Ir
mo and walked up the railroad track to
Hilton, nine miles farther, flagging the
mixed train which leaves Columbia at
5:20 just before it reached Hilton. They
were placed under arrest before reach
ing Newberry. When they got to the
Newberry jail he and Ins brother talked
the matter over at length and made up
the story which they told the officers
the next diiy.
Mrs. J. IL Sullivan Entertains U. D. C.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
were pleasantly entertained at the
home of Mrs. J. H. Sullivan Monday
afternoon. The special business up for
discussion was the giving of an enter
tainment in the near future. "The
Singing School Beginment." This mat
ter was left open and after the disposal
of other business Mrs. J. H. Sullivan,
the hostess, served a delightful lunch
eon and a social hour was much en
joyeJ. The Chapter will observe the
birthday of Hampton, meeting for that
occasion at the home of Mrs. J. O. C.
Mary ?Dark circles under the eyes in
dicate a sluggish circulation, torpid
liver und kidneys. Exerci.se and Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea will make
you well and beautiful. 36c, Tea or
Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Keep both eyes on an eneraj who is
anxious to do you a favor.
Sympathy may be all right in its way,
but it doesn't weigh much.
Once in a great while you meet a man
who thinks original thoughts.
People can no more help growing old
than they can help growing fat.
If uglinesu was only skin deep, lots of
women would try to shod their skins.
The Order of the Easter* Star.
Noted Masons, many of them, have
during the last century felt that the
work of the Masonic order was incom
plete, in that it could not be shared by
the women of their families, and that
it had become necessary to have some
secret signs and other work whereby
the women might make themselves
known throughout the domain of Ma
sonry as entitled to its protection. Such
an organization was perfected over fifty
years ago by the Hop. Robert Morris,
of Clarkson, Ky. Jle took the Star of
the East for his guide, the star known
in Masonry as the Pentalpha, because
by Uie union of three triangles five
points are made, the exact shape of the
flrst letter of the Greek alphabet, and
we have the five Alphas, or the Pent
alpha. This star leads to the City of
the New Jerusalem?"that city not
made with hands, eternal in the heav
ens," and causes us to answer when
the question arises, "What is the Or
der of the Km stern Star?" "It is a
company of select souls who have seen
His star in the East and have come to
worship, to imitate Him who went
about doing good; who have caught in
a meaHure the spirit of love, Belf-sacri
ficc and devotion that has illumined the
nineteen centuries of history since the
wise men followed the star from Arabia
Mr. Morris wished the five points of
the star to represent five heroines of
the Bible- -WCffiGh Tioted throughout
I tneir lives for their deeds of love, de
votion and charity, and whoso lives
were examples worthy of the emula
tion of the women of all ages. He
searched the Bible through and through.
In the Old Testament he found three,
in the New Testament two.
The first point of the star is Adah,
the daughter of Jeptha, who freely
sacrificed her life to preserve her fath
er's honor. Adah types a class of wo
men numbered today by the thousands,
women who value honor above every
thing in life.
The second is Ruth, the widow of
Mahlon, the son of Naomi. Ruth left
home, friends and kindred and a life of
I plenty to follow Naomi to a land of
strangers and a home of poverty and
I become an humble gleaner in the field
I of Hum/., because of her devotion to
j duty. She leads a company of glean -
j ers who are gathering in wealth greater
I than that of the Rothschilds and As
tors, and of more value than rubies and
The third point of the star is Esther,
I the noble Jewish queen who risked life
I itself to save her people from exter
mination, and who trod with stately
I step the royal palaces, having no
thought of inferiority on account of
, lowliness of birth.
The fourth is Martha, the sister of
Lazarus and Mary, and through all her
life the devoted friend of Jesus, whose
mission was one of service in material
things to those she loved.
The fifth is Electa, or, as John says,
"The Elect Lady." The Bible tells us
nothing about her, but Masonic tradi
tion teaches that she was the wife of a
Grand Master in Masonry, and in her
acts of kindness and charity a mother
? ? surrounding country of Judea.
The.se are grouped around a central
Pentagon, the five sides of which rep
resent five noted Masons of ancient
times?Solomon, King of Israel; Hi
ram, King of Tyre; Zerubable, who re
built the temple; John the Baptist and
John the Apostle?showing the Masons
that around them are gathered, their
wives, daughters, mothers, widows and
sisters dependent upon them for protec
tion and support, giving to them the
same love and devotion that character
ized the five heroines of the Order.
The Order is now very popular all
over the United States, and justly so,
for its teachings are moral and relig
ious, its deeds charitable and benevo
lent, and all its works are good. It
visits the sick, relieves the hungry and
distressed and cares for the widow and
orphan. It is the largest and oldest
woman's organization in the world, with
a membership of nearly 400,000 scat
tered around the world in many coun
tries ? and many climes, and wherever
one member meets another the bond is
recognized that renders people brother
and sister in eternal love and friend
In many States of the Union the Or
der of the Eastern Star has built and is
maintaining orphan homes of its own,
and in others actively assisting the Ma
sonic brother in the building and sup
port of his. In South Carolina it ex
pects to do all it can to help that work
that is now being advanced by Masons.
That help will necessarily be small at
first, but such as it can it will freely
give. The Order is as perfect in its
organization as tho Ancient Free Ma
sons, its national constitution is pat
terned after the constitution of the
United States, and during th<" present
session of Congress the General Grand
Chapter petitions for incorporation. All
its rulings are under the care and guid
ance of the Masons, a brother being
always at the left hand of the sister in
authority, to advise her upon all sub
jects on which 'she needs advice. The
possibilities of the work arc so great.
To visit Chapters in other States, see
how perfectly enthused the members
are, how the Order is honored and re
spected as being such a power for
good, and such a help to the Masonic
brother in his deeds of love and charity,
makes one long for the time when such
things will be in South Carolina.
Last June a Grand Chapter was or
ganized in South Carolina,' with Bix
Chapters in the State. Now there are
thirteen one at Greenwood, Mullins,
Marion, Fort Mill, Seneca, Laurens,
Georgetown, Saluda, Clio, Clinton, Car
lisle, Blacksburg and Van Wyck. These
have a membership of about six hun
j dred in good standing and at liberty to
visit any Chapter in the world.
Anyone entitled to membership, and
wishing to join or to have a Chapter
organized, may communicate with H.
P. BoggS, Omer; Mrs. Mary Outzs, P.
V G. M., Glenwood; Dr. J. L.
Spratt, Grrand Secretary, Fort Mill.
MRS. MARY P. OUZTS,
W. G. M., Greenwood, 8. C.
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THE STATE'S CRIMINAL RECORD.
Some Startling Facts Pointed Oat in the
Report of the Attoraey General.
A recent letter to the press of the
State in which I gave the number of
homicides committed in South Carolina
during the last six months of 1907
caused a number of papers both in this
State and others to ask for a record of
the convictions for murder during the
same time. A careful study of the re
port of the attorney general reveals
the following facts:
There were tried in South Carolina in
1907 346 cases in which the defendant
was charged with murder. Of these 10
defendants were convicted of the charge
and sentenced to death; 30 were con
victed but were recommended to the
mercy of the court which, under the
statute, reduced the penalty to a life
term in the penitentiary; 44 were con
victed of manslaughter and given short
terms in the penitentiary or on the
county chaingangs. Besides these
there were 16 convictions reported
from the Second Judicial Circuit
wherein no record of degree of guilt
or of sentence wns given, and eight in
Cherokee and three in Union. The to
tal number of convictions thus was 110.
There were no murder trials in Pick
ens or Oconee counties. In other coun
ties they were as follows:
First Circuit - Berkeley, 8; George
town, -5; Dorchester, 20; Orangeburg,
16. Total, 48. Death penalty?George
town, 1; Orangeburg, 1; Dorchester 1.
Life term?Georgetown, 1: Orange
burg 2. Short terms?Berkeley, 2;
Dorchester, 7; Orangcburg, 6. Total
Second Circuit?Aiken, 14; Bamberg,
12; Barnwell, 12; Hampton, 2. Total,
40. Convictions 15 but no record of
Third Circuit?Clarendon, 4; Flor
ence, 3 (1 manslaughter); Lee, 6; Sum
ter, 3; Williamsburg 2 (manslaughter).
Total, 18. Death penalty, none. Life
term- Sumter, 1; Williamsburg, 2;
Clarendon, 1. Short term?Lee, 1;
Clarendon, 3; Sumter 1, Total convic
Fourth Circuit?Chesterfield, 2; Dar
lington, 2; Horry, 1; Marlboro, 8; Mar
ion, 4. Total, 17. Death penalty, 1 in
Marlboro. Life term -Marlboro, 1.
Short terms ?Chesterfield, 2; Marl
boro, 2; Marion 1. Total convictions, 7.
Fifth Circuit-Edgefield, 10 (1 man
slaughter) ; Kcrshaw, 6 (2 manslaugh
ter); Lexington, 7 (1 manslaughter);
Richland, 11 (3 manslaughter). Total,
34. Death penalty, none. Life term ?
Richland 1; Edgefield, 1. Short terms
? Edgefield, 1; Kershaw, 2. Total con
victions, 5 (and 2 in Richland county in
which new trials were granted by trial
Sixth Circuit?Chester, 11; Fairfield
4; Lancaster, 6; York, 9. Total. 30.
Death penalty?Chester, 2; Fairfield, 1.
Life term Chester, 3. Short terms ?
Chester, 5; Lancaster, 3; Fairfield, 1;
York 2. Total convictions, 17. (It is
worthy of note here that of Chester's
11 cases there were 10 convictions.)
Seventh Circuit?Cherokee, 8; Spar
tanburg, 8; Union, 6. Total, 22.
Death penalty, none. Life term?
Spartanburg, 2. Short terms? Spar
enburg, 3. Total, 5. (There are no
records for Cherokee and Union.)
Eighth Circuit-?Abbeville, 6 (2 man
slaughter); Greenwood, 4; Laurens, 30
(7 manslaughter); Newberry, 11 (4
manslaughter); Saluda, 11 (4 man
slaughter. Total, 63. Death sentence
Greenwood, 1. Life term?Laurens, G;
Newberry, 1; Saluda, 2. Short terms?
Abbeville, 2; Greenwood, 1; Laurens,
7; Newberry, 4; Saluda, 1. Total con
Ninth Circuit?Beaufort, 1; Colleton,
0 (1 manslaughter); Charleston, 27 (3
manslaughter. Total, 34. Death pen
alty, none. Life term?Charleston, 2.
Short terms ?Colleton, 1; Clarendon,
Total convictions, f>.
Tenth Circuit ?Anderson, 17; Green
ville, 13; Oconee, none; Bickens, none.
Total, 30. Death penalty, none. Life
terms?Anderson, 6. Short terms
Anderson, 2; Greenville, 5. Total con
I have simply given the figures as
compiled by the solicitors for the at
torney general. They need no com
ment further than to say that out of
346 cases tried there were only 110 con
victions. Of course it does not follow
that the other 236 men were guilty of
murder and "got off." But these fig
ures reveal the fact that the taking of
a human life in South Carolina is not
often considered a crime against so
One other matter: While of the 316
no less than 40 were convicted by as
many juries of felonious and wilful
murder, 30 of those juries declined to
permit the murderers to be executed
for their crimes. I have often said
that more than 50 per cent, of the peo
ple of South Carolina arc opposed to
capital punishment; 75 per cent, of
these juries were.
There'll Be No Court.
Under the provisions of the new
court Act, passed at the recent session
of the Legislature, a session of the
criminal court for Laurens is scheduled
to be convened Monday, March 9.
However, as insufficient time was al
lowed for drawing the jury, the court
will not be held, though it will be called
and immediately adjourned.
A Card of Thanks.
Having resigned my position as R. F.
D. courier on route No. 4 from this
place, I take this method of expressing
my gratitude to the patrons of Route
4 for the many kindnesses shown me
during the past five years, and wish
all of them success and prosperity.
With best wishes for all,
S. G. McDANIEL.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
church will hold a reception in the Sun
day school auditorium Friday evening
from 8 to 10 o'clock in honor of Rev. ('.
F. Rankin and family. All members of
the church are cordially invited to at
See the bargains that we are offering
in solid oak, oeautifully finished Bed
Room Suits in. different designs at
monoy saving prices.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
THE MONUMENT FUND.
Report of the Total Amount Raised for
Erecting Confederate Monume.it.
We are publishing today at the re
quest of Mrs. Robert Bell, president of
J. B. Kershaw Chapter, Daughters of
the Confederacy, and chairman of the
Central Committee, which is working
for the fund to build the Confederate
i monument, a statement of the funds
actually collected and in bank. Some
of this money has been sent in by the
teachers in the county, some by mem
bers of the township monument com
mittees, some by members of the J. B.
Kershaw Chapter, and nearly two hun
dred dollars has been cleared by enter
tainments. In addition to this sum in
hand at least three hundred dollars has
been subscribed which has not been
paid in and a few collections have been
made by me .tbers of the committees
which owing to bad weather, etc., have
not as yet been deposited in bank.
When it is considered that work for
the monument fund has been in pro
gress only since last September the
progress made is decidedly encouraging.
AH members of committees arc urged
to continue active work and teachers
who have not as yet responded are asked
to do so. There is strong interest felt
in the movement to buijd *ho-ir.onument
and th?> Daughters expect to have a
thousand dollars to the good by the
first of January, 1909.
Miss Lola Anderson, Laurens, $ 11.00
Miss Beulah Balle. Laurens, - 10.00
Miss Nannie Kate Hudgens,
Laurens, - 10.00
Miss Bessie Roland, Laurens, 2.00
Mrs. T. D. Darlington, Lau
rens, ?> 4.60
Miss Emily Meng, - - - 3.85
Mrs. M. L. Copeland, Laurens, 23.00
Mrs. R. B. Bell, Laurens, - 170.00
Miss Pearl Blakely, Scuffle
town, . 8.30
Miss Gena Byrd, Scufllelown, 10.00
Miss Lizzie McClintock, Scuf
lletown, . 30.10
Miss Fannie Brownlee, Dials, 3.85
Memorial Day, - - - 10.00
Miss Julia Henderson, Salis
bury, N. C, ... 5.00
Cleared by entertainments, - 170.70
Miss Nannie Simpson, Kinards'
Miss Ella Bell Copeland, Cope
land's Academy, - 4.00
Carrie Lou Culbcrtson, - - 2.00
Mrs. L. S. McSwain, Cray
Court and Owings Academy, 1.60
Prof. W. C. Duncan, Friend
ship, - - - - - 2.60
Total ami. deposited in bank, $489.00
It Docs the Business.
Mr. E. E. Chamberlain, of Clinton,
Maine, says of Bucklen's Arnica Salve:
"It does the business. I have used it
for piles and it cured them. Used it
for chapped hands and it cured them.
Applied it to an old sore and it healed it
without leaving a scar behind." 25c.
at Laurens Drug Co.'s and Palmetto
Drug Co. \s drug stores.
How about a Kitchen Cabinet? They
are so convenient for keeping every
thing in and just where you can get
what you want without any trouble.
S. M. & E. II Wilkes & Co.
t CANDIDATES' ANN0UNCEMENS. %
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I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens county in the
coming Democratic Primary election,
and pledge myself to abide by the re
sult of said Democratic primary.
J. THOS. PEDEN.
I hereby announce myself to the vo
ters of Laurens county for re-election
to the Sheriff's office for the ensuing
term, subject to the rules of the Demo
THOS. J. DUCKET 1\
I hereby announce, myself a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens county in the ap
proaching Democratic primary, and
promise to abide by results of said Pri
JOHN D. OWINGS.
At the solicitation of many friends I
offer myself a candidate for Sheriff of
Laurens county and pledge myself to
abide by the result of the Democratic
primary and to give my entire time and
natural detective ability to the office.
B. A. WHARTON.
I heteby announce myself a candi
date for tue office of Sheriff of Laurens
county, subject to the result of the ap
proaching Democratic, primary election.
IOIIN D. W. WATTS.
For Clerk of Court.
I respectfully announce myself a can
didate for the office of Clerk of Court
for Laurens county, subject to the
rules of the Democratic Primary.
C. A. POWER.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election to the office of
Clerk of Court and pledge myself to
abide the result of Democratic primary
election. JOHN F. BOLT.
I hereby respectfully announce my
self a candidate for Auditor of Laurens
County in the coming Democratic pri
mary election and promise to abide the
result of said election.
W. LOWNDES FERGUSON.
At the solicitation of friends 1 hereby
announce myself a candidate for the
office of County Auditor, subject to the
result of the Democratic Primary elec
tion. WILLIAM T. DOR ROH.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
County Auditor, subject to the result
of the Democratic, primary election.
R. W. NICHOLS.
I am a candidate for Auditor for
Laurens county in the approaching
Democratic primary election and pledge
myself to abide by the result of said
CHARLIE W. McCRAVY.
For County Supervisor.
1 hereby announce myself as a candi
date for re-election to the office of
County Supervisor for Laurens county,
subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary and if re
elected will endeavor to faithfully dis
charge the duties of the office.
II. B. HUMBERT.
I respectfully announce myself for
? lie office of County Coroner and will
abide the rules governing the Demo
R. O. HAIRSTON.
For Superintendent of Education.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Superintendent of Education
of Laurens county and promise to abide
by the results of the approaching Dem
GEO. L. PITTS.
The Laurens Advertiser
Published Every Wednesday Morning:.
This is Campaign year. The pros
pects for a live race among the different
candidates for the several offices are
bright. The Advertiser will keep you
informed; will give you the county
campaign news. We ask you to sub
scribe now and keep up with your fav
You read the news of the county in
The Advertiser every week. We are
adding new names every week, let us
Laurens, S. C.
REriEMBER:=?On and after the first of April we will cut from
our list all subscribers who at that time are as much as twelve
months in arrears, so we ask those of you who are in arrears to
pay up by that date.
In Memory of William Pierce Caine.
It is truly sad to chronicle the pass
ing into the Great Beyond of a com
panion who, like a sheaf of ripened
wheat, is gathered into the garner af
ter a well-spent life; but when we
come to record that a man has been re
moved by the "Great I Am" from the
temporary tabernacle of his earthly la
bors into that spiritual building ?"That
house not made with hands, eternal in
the heavens" ?while in the prims of
manhood and in the midst of increasing
usefulness, it is even more so, and pe
culiarly sad. Truly our life is not
measured by fleeting years, but by
Companion William Pierce Caine was
an enthusiastic Mason, and was not
only a consistent member of Rising
Sun Chapter No. G, R. A. M., which he
faithfully served as secretary from
1902 to 1905, but he was also an earnest
worker in the various bodies of our
ancient fraternity to which he be
longed. Companions mourn the sud
den and sad demise of Companion
Caine, stricken down in the midst of
his labors on December 2, 1907. There
fore it is right that some record of our
appreciation of his manly character
and Masonic worth, of his great zeal
and fervency in the work of the Order
to which he was so devoted, and of his
consistent and courageous conduct in
all the varied affairs of life, should be
spread upon our Minute Hook for those
who shall tread the paths that we have
all trod. And so the example of Com
panion Caine's earnest and faithful ef
forts to apply the principles of Ma
sonry which were so deeply implanted
in his heart to his daily life may be
looked upon by his companions with
pride and pleasure; therefore be it
Resolved, by Rising Sun Chapter No.
(5, R. A. M., 1st, That in the death of
Compankn Caine this Chapter has lost
one of its most valuable, earnest and
enthusiastic members, and the body of
Masonry one of its most devoted pa
2d. That, while we bow with sub
mission to the will of Him who has re
moved our companion from our midst,
we deeply and sincerely sympathize
with his bereaved family ana with
those among whom he walked and la
3d. That a page in our Minute Hook
be inscribed to the memory of our de
ceased companion, and a copy of these
Resolutions be suitably engrossed and
[ furnished his family.
4th. That these Resolutions b;j pub
lished in The Advertiser and Lau
(). Ii. SIMMON'S,
C. M. MILLER,
A. C. TODD,
Calhoun Literary Society.
A regular meeting of the Calhoun
Literary.Society of tho Laurens City
Schools was held on Friday, Fob. 2s.
The following was the program:
Debate Resolved that wo, as a na
tion, owe more to George Washington
than to Columbus. Afflrmativo, Frank
Henderson, Miss Mary Owings and Miss
Iniogene Wilkes. Negative, Prank
McCravy, Carlos Moseley and Miss
Life of Washington- Essay, by Miss
Washington's Public Life?Essay, by
Miss Marie Gray.
Washington as a General Contrasted
with Robt. E. Lee ?Essay by Yatcs
Recitations by Miss Pearle Me i nen,
Miss Susie Gray and Miss Shirley
Declamations by .Jack McCravy,
Earle Owings, Phd Hull' and Samuel
Songs by Society Bonnie Blue Flag,
Ho, for Carolina!
After the regular literary program
was completed the following officers
were elected to serve for I he ensuing
President Miss May me Crews.
Vice-President Frank McCravy.
Secretary Miss Elizabeth Simpson.
Treasurer?Miss Hetty Lake.
Censors Miss Jennie Fleming and
Miss Alleenc Franks.
Librarians Miss Eva Coleman and
Miss Willie Dorroh.
Two medals have been offered by the
Society- one to the boy delivering the
best declamation at commencement and
one to the girl reciting the best rcclta
ti >n. These medals are now on exhibi
tion at Fleming Bros.' Jewelry Store.
Several members of the Society have
indicated their intention of trying for
The people of Laurens are cordially
invited to attend the meetings of the
Calhoun Literary Society eacl. Friday
afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Wind and Weather
On unpaintod or badly painted buildings. Everything exposed to rain
and sunshine, to wind and weather, ought to be painted with the best
possible paint that money can buy. Years of experience have proven
Mastic Mixed Paint,
"The Kind that Lasts,"
is the best paint on the market for every sort of structure exposed to
all of those damaging elements. Mastic Paint combines the host mate
rials in the best proportions to withstand wear, to give a beautiful finish
and to retain it ; appearance, no matter what the exposure, low or high,
damp or dry. Use Mastic Paint and your buildings will always look
new and your paint investment will be a source of pleasure and profit.
Peaslee-QauInert Company, (Inc.)*
-for s?le by
Dod so 11? Ed wards Drug Company
Laurens, S. C.
is one of woman's worst afflictions. It always leaves
you weaker, and is sure to shorten your life and make
your beauty fade. To stop pain take Wine of Cardui and
it will help to relieve your misery, regulate your func
tions, make you well, beautiful and strong. It is a re
liable remedy for dragging down pains, backache, head
ache, nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, dizziness,
fainting spells, and similar troubles. A safe and efficient
medicine for all women's pains and sickness.
Mrs. J. L. Broadhead of Clanton, Ala. writes; "I have
used Cardui for my disease, which was one peculiar io
women, and it has completely cured me."
AT ALL DRUG STORES, IN $1.00 BOTTLES
WRITE US A LETTER
dosiribing fully all your ?.ymptoms
and we will send you Free Ad\'Ice
In plain scaled envelope. I adles'
Advisory Dept., The Chattanooga
Atrdii ino On., Qiatt.inoog.i, Tcnn.
Everybody knows what that
means?the staunchest, l>< : t
built, lightest running, best
material wagon on the market.
Not rill d< ab rs like to handle it because it costs them a
little more and they have to sell it for a little more than
We Choose To Sell
The Wagon of Quality.
We bolievo we know what the people of this community want.
\\ Idle itcostfl a little more than others it is woi tb a groat deal more.
Every Milburn Is Worth More Than It Costs.
It's worth while to buy rifdit while you are at it. Gel the wagon
i n a i i not going to bother you with tiro sottine,, breakdowns, etc.
Wc have that wagon.
COME2NAND LET US TALK MILBURN TO YOU,
. Douglas Gray & Co.
Our Mr. S. M. Wilkes has just re
j turned from tlio Northern markets,
1 where ho inspected all the ditferent
linos and bought a line of house fur
nishing goods for our spring and sum-,
S. M. & E, H. Wilkes & Co.
The man who makes a good living for
i his family is seldom of much use around
I th<; house.
Are you tired, fagged out, noVVOUS,
sleepless, feel meant HolMstor's Rocky
Mountain Tea strengthens the nerves,
aids digestion, brings refreshing I loop.
Tea or Tablets, Ho cents.
Palmetto Drug Co,
It isn't necessary to mention your
lawyer in your will; he's aure to get