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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1908.
BY FEDERAL JUDGE
To Take Charge of $800,
000 Dispensary Fund.
BIG BOND REQUIRED.
J. A. McCullough, of Greenville, Tofeth*
er Wllh Two Members of the Wind
ing-Up Commission, Appointed.
A8heville, N. C, March 7.?Judge
Pritchard today in the United States
circuit court on petition of the Wilson
Distilling Company, a general creditor's
bill, appointed Hon. Joseph A. McCul
lough, of Greenville, S. C., C. K. Hen
derson, of Aiken, S. C, and B. F. Ar
thur, of Union, S. C, permanent re
ceivers for the $800,00? South Carolina
dispensary fund now in the hands of the
commissioners. A bond of $26,000 each
was fixed. Messrs. Arthur and Hen
derson are members of the commission
now winding up the affairs of the late
State dispensary. In making his order
for a permanent receivership Judge
"The court on yesterday, on the ap
plication of counsel in the case of the
Fleischman Company vs. W. J. Murray
et al. and the Wilson Distilling Com
pany et al. vs. W. J. Murray etal., en
tered an order appointing the defen
dants, W. J. Murray, John McSween,
C. K. Henderson, B. F. Arthur and
Avcry Patton temporary receivers.
These parties were notified of their ap
pointment and replies from four of
them have been received. The defen
dants, W. J. Murray and John McSween,
decline to serve; the defendants, B. F.
Arthur and C. K. Henderson, accept
the appointment and indicate their
willingness to nerve. No response has
been received from the defendant, Pat
"These gentlemen were appointed re
ceivers upon the theory that the court
was anxious to adopt the instrumental
ity provided by the State in this in
stance for the administration of the
trust fund in their hands, but inasmuch
as the majority of the commission have
either declined or refused to indicate a
purpose to serve the court ha3 decided
to appoint Hon. Joseph A. McCullough
and Messrs. C. K. Henderson and II. F.
Arthur permanent receivers for all the
funds and property in the hands of the
defendants constituting the State dis
"The court regrets exceedingly that
any of these defendants should have
declined to accept the appointments,
feeling as it does that their acceptance
would have been in harmony with the
State under which they were ap
Lyon's Opinion of Pritchard's Order.
Augusta,|Ga., March 7.?Mr. Lyon,of
South Carolina, tonight was shown the
Associated Press dispatch from Ashe
ville announcing Joseph A. McCul
lough's acceptance of an appointment
as a receiver of the dispensary at the
hands of Judge Pritchard. He said:
"I regret exceedingly that there is a
person in the State of South Carolina
who would accept an appointment as
receiver at the hands of Judge Pritch
ard." Then taking up the general sit
uation Mr. Lyon said: "So far as Judge
Pritchard undertaking to enjoin anyone
from bringing suits or to in any way in
terfere with the fund involved is con
corned I will state that I instituted pro
ceedings in the Supreme Court of South
Carolina for the purpose of compelling
the commission to disregard Judge
Pritchard's injunction and to pay into
the State treasury for the use of the
Attorney General's ollice the sum of
$15,000 which was appropriated for the
purpose of certain criminal proceedings
and prosecutions of persons connected
with the late dispensary.
"Judge Pritchard's order will most
certainly be disregarded by me if it
undertakes to in any wise restrain or
direct me in this or any other proceed
ings I may deem it advisable to insti
"I regard the entire proceeding as
without precedent and as a most out
rageous disregard of the rights of the
State of South Carolina. It is founded
upon no sound authority. His conduct
in appointing receivers on the day be
fore the motion for the appointment of
receivers was to be heard in accordance
with the formal order which he passed
was a most wilful disregard of the
rights of the State, and we were
thereby denied our day in court.
"As to his criticisms, in his former
decree, of my bringing the mandamus
proceedings in the Supremo Court of
South Carolina to compel the commis
sion to disregard his injunction and pay
.?into the State treasury the appropria
tions made for the prosecution of the
^.criminals, the proceeding in the Su
preme Court 'was in accordance with
the practice and law in South Carolina,
and if this had not been so the Court
would have refused to assemble and
hear the same.
"The result of this proceeding can
not be foretold. It would, no doubt, bo
as useless to explain the purpose of
this proceediug to him as it was to ex
plain the law and the facts in the case
in which he has assumed jurisdiction.
I am most careful as to the opinion the
learned Judge may entertain with re
gard to this proceeding. It is not sur
prising that he regards any movo on the
part of the State to protect her rights
against those who would despoil her as
"His conduct has beenmostunsecmly
pud t),c State of South Carolina must
i ok to L1 j Uiiited States Supreme
Court for ,ne prese? yatjon of its sover
*'\ am extremely gratified to know
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Dr. [Jesse Teague has returned from
a trip to Baltimore.
Miss Agnes Adams spent Saturday
and Sunday in Clinton.
Mrs. Will Meng and children, of Sum
ter, are visiting in the city.
Mr. Sidney Armstrong, of Owings,
was in the city Saturday.
Miss Anna Boozer spent several days
with friends in Clinton last week.
Mips Stella Bobo. of Greenville, vis
ited relatives in the city last week.
Miss Strickler, of Virginia, is the |
guest of her sister, Mrs. C. F. Rank in.
Misses Anna, Pauline and Wilma I
Prentiss went to Greenville for a visit |
The dates for the Spartanburg Music
Festival will be April 29 and 30 and May
Mrs. Mary C. Bowcn has returned
from a visit to Mrs. Joe Jen' ins, in
Mrs. L. S. McSwain, of Gray Court,
spent Saturday in the city with Miss
Messrs. James Roland, Ossie Ander
son and George Pitts went to Spartan
burg on Saturday night to see "The |
Mrs. M. Bobo, of Greenville, is in |
the city with the family of Mr. Louis
Miss Wheeler, of Greenville, was tho
guest of Miss Jennie Sullivan last Sun
day and Monday.
Mr. W. J. Sloan saw the presenta-1
tion of "The Clansman" in Spartan
burg last Saturday night.
Mrs. George S. McCravy went to
Greenville last Saturday to visit her
sister, Mrs. A. L. Adams.
Rev. Dr. Roper and wife of Spartan
burg were called to Laurens last week
by the sudden death of Mr. B. F. Roper.
The First Presbyterian Sunday school
has purchased through L. A. McCord a
piano to be used in its regular services.
Miss Alline Crews, after a visit to
Miss Minnie Havird, returned yester
day to her home in Laurens. New
berry Observer, 10th.
John D. Rockefeller expects to be
come a citizen of Augusta for three
months in the year, lie has purchased
a winter home in that city.
Miss Lute Wright, who has been
acriou8ly ill for some weeks, was car
ried to Baltimore for treatment last
week. She was accompanied by her
sister, Miss Henry Wright, and her
physician, Dr. J. II. Teague.
Five new candidates announce this
week: Thos. P. Byrd and J. C. Bur
dette for county superintendent of ed
ucation, William D. Watts for re-ele
tion to the oflice of coroner, J. 1 .
Caldwell for sheriff and J. D. Mock f
Court Crier D. C. Barksdalc was at
his post Monday morning and called
the court. Monday afternoon he an
nounced adjournment for the day. That
was all that was done. Tuesday the
same formality was gone through with,
and this will be contincd from day to
day this week ?that's all.
Rev. and Mrs. C. F. Rankin were
guests of honor at an informal recep
tion given in the Sunday school rooms
by the members of the First Presby
terian church Friday evening. Sand
wiches, coffee and chocolate were
served by a bevy of pretty young girls
and the evening was in every way in
formal and pleasant.
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE MEETING.
Dr. Hare, of Washinglon, Addressed Two
Large Audiences Sunday.
Dr. T. M. Hare, of Washington, I).
C. representative of the Anti-Saloon
League of America, addressed two
large audiences at the First Methodist
church last Sunday. Dr. Dare ex
plained that the church is behind the
great movement to banish from this
country the trallic in strong drink, and
he prodicted that within ten years the
legalized sale of intoxicants will have
been completely stopped in America.
The Anti-Saloon League was launched
fifteen years ago, and today there is a
State League in every commonwealth
in the Union, with the exception of
Mississippi - South Carolina having been
organized a week ago at Greenville.
All the necessary officers of the State
League were then chosen, except a
State Superintendent, and Dr. Hare
agreed to remain in the State and act
in this capacity until a suitable person
could be obtained, or until the first of
April when he returns to Washington.
Dr. Hare presents his subject in con
vincing terms, and those who heard
him Sunday were doubtless impressed
with the importance of this great
church organization and are in sympa
thy with its purposes, for between four ]
and five hundred dollars was raised in
cash and pledges to aid the work in this j
A Messenger Boy.
In the delightful comedy-drama "A
Messenger Boy" are combined all the
elements of genuine entertainment.
The play has an interesting story with
stron situations and natural climaxes.
"A Messenger Boy" will be at the city
opera house, Monday night, March 16.
Seats on sale at Laurens Drug Co. at
popular prices; 26, 36 and 50 cents.
that Messrs. Murray, Patton and Mc
Sween, members of the State dispen
sary commission, have refused to ac
cept the receivership offered them, and
that their patriotism cannot be shaken
by the hope of any reward.
"I believe we will finally be success
ful in the defence of the State, but
whatever the result we will defend her
to the last extremity of the law.
Knowing the righteousness of our cause
I believe wc will succeed."
Mary ?Dark circles under the eyes in
dicate a sluggish circulation, torpid
livor and kidneys. Exercise snci Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea will make
you well and beautiful. 35c, Tea or
Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
BUY AN ENDORSED
BY HOME STATE
Democratic State Convention Elects Solid
Delegation to Denver, Instructed for
Omaha, Nebraska, March 5.?This
was "Bryan Day" in Omaha and all
through Nebraska. With the Demo
cratic State Convention as a nucleus,
party leaders from every county, and
practically every primary district in
the commonwealth, gathered here to
pledge allegiance to the presidential
aspirations of Mr. Bryan and to con
sider means for furthering his interests
before the Democratic national conven
Enthusiasm was prevalent through
out the day. It broke loose early in
the afternoon session of the convention
and, gradually gathering volume, broke
out in tumultuous vociferations when,
at the beginning of the evening session,
the platform committee presented this
"The Democratic party of Nebraska
again declares confidence in and admi
ration for William Jennings Bryan.
In him we behold the ideal American
citizen?the ideal Democrat. We re
joice that the principles which he has
so ably advocated have boon gladly re
ceived, and now are generally accepted
by the American people.
"Resolved, That the delegates by
this convention chosen be, and are
hereby instructed to vote as a unit for
the nomination of Mr. Bryan for the
This official endorsement of Mr.
Bryan's candidacy met the full appro
val of the delegates. The ironclad in
structions to the 16 men selected dur
ing the afternoon to represent the
State at Denver will, it was thought,
leave no doubt as to where Bryan's
home State stands.
The platform, iisa1 hole, was largely
Mr. Bryan's own work. That it re
flected the leader's views as to what
should form the issues upon which the
party should go before the country
next fall was not denied.
Mr. Bryan, however, said that the
declarations of the platform were neces
sarily incomplete; that some sections
undoubtedly will be included in the na
tional platform that were omitted,
while others were treated in the Ne
braska document in a purposely brief
manner, so as to allow amplification at
THE RED MEN ORGANIZE.
Hiawatha Wigwam, No. 51, Instituted
With Large Membership.
The Red Men of Laurens have reor
ganized, with about eighty charter
members. The lodge, or wigwam, was
instituted by Mr. J. H. Hair and a se
lect degree team from Newberry. The
new organization takes the name of the
former local lodge, and is the fifty
first subordinate wigwam to be insti
tuted in the State. The ofTccrs chosen
A. E. Sloan, Prophet.
A. W. Grant, Sachem.
J, N. Richardson, Senior Sagamore.
John F. Bolt, Junior Sagamore.
Dr. Isadora Schayer, Keeper of Wam
R. H. Donaldson, Keeper of Records.
The above include the elective officers,
while the rest are appointed. Mr.
Sloan and Dr. Schayer have been elect
ed as delegates to the Grand Lodge,
which meets in Charleston on the sec
ond week in April.
AN ALLEQED NEURO RAPIST.
Fred Elledge, Charged With Criminal
Assault, Removed to Columbia.
Last Friday night Fred Elledge. a
twenty-year-old negro of Sullivan town
ship, who had been lodged in jail
charged with criminally assaulting the
seven-year-old daughter of Mr. Mack
Gambrell, of Princeton, was taken to
the State penitentiary by Sheriff- Duck
ett for safekeeping. The child was re
ported to be in a very serious condition,
and there were efforts made to appre
hend the negro by the citizens before
he fell into the hands of the officers.
This failed, however, and the boy was
brought to jail Thursday night by Con
stable Elledge. Friday afternoon ru
mors reached the sheriff to the effect
that an attempt would be made to take
the alleged rapist from jail and mete
out to him 8ure and swift punishment;
hence the action of Sheriff Duckott.
As it turned out, no call was made at
the jail, and jt seems that all are will
ing for the law to take its course.
The next term of the criminal court
will not be held until the third week in
June, but Solicitor Cooper has indicated
that he is willing to ask for a special
term in order to try the accused.
Only meager reports of the crime
have been received here, but it appears
to bo one of those cases demanding the
speedy action of the courts.
A Tour of the World.
On Friday evening, March 20, the
people of Laurens will be accorded the
rare privilege of visiting four interest
ing places on the earth's surface. The
United States will be represented at
the residence of Mrs. J. H. Sullivan,
on Main street; Cuba at the residence
of Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming, on North
Harper street; Iceland at Mrs. J. N.
Hudgens' residence, on South Harper
street; Japan at the residence of Mrs.
Louis Meng, on East Main. Each of
these homes will be appropriately deco
rated, and at each place refreshments
will be served. This entertainment
will be in the form of personally con
ducted tours, leaving the home station
?Mrs. J. A. Copeland's residence on
Main street- every half hour, begin
ning at 6 o'clock. Conveyances will
be provided for all persons desiring to
make this Tour. The groups leaving
at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 o'clock will bo for
the benefit of the pupils of the school.
Those leaving at 8 o'clock, and on
each half hour thereafter, will bo for
the people of the community. Tickets
will be furnished at the rate of 50
cents each. These tickets will be
punched at each station.
This entertainment will be under the
management of the teachers of the
Laurens city schools, and the proceeds
will go for the purpose of improving
the city school library. This is very
much needed, and it is earnestly de
sired that the people of Laurens co
operate freely and heartily toward the
An Old English Knife.
Mr. B. A. Wharton, of Mountville,
while in the city Monday, showed us an
old English pocket knife, which was
found in the woods near Mountville
about twenty years ago. It is very |
large, with two blades, brass-mounted
and hand-engraved. It is a curio, and j
probably the only one of the kind in
Prof. Mellichamp in Laurens.
Prof. St.'os R. Mellichamp, of Or
angeburg, who is a candidate for State
Superintendent of Education, was in
the city this week. He is a Confeder
ate veteran, served his county as Su
perintendentof Education twelve years,
and is recognized as one of the State's
DEATH OP MR. BENJAMIN P. ROPER.
Was III Only a Short Time. Burial at
Mr. Benjamin F. Roper died last
Wednesday in this city after an illness
of only about forty-eight hours. His
death was a great shock to the com
munity for though he had been in ill
heal i for several years his friends
were entirely unprepared to hear of his
deatl Mr. Roper was quite a young
man, being only thirty-two years old.
After graduating at Furman University
he studied law and practiced his profes
sion successfully for several years in
Laurens, but about six years ago re
moved to Texarkana, Texas, where his
health failed after a few years and
about eighteen months ago he returned
to this city hoping to improve. He
married Miss Emma Hudgens, a daugh
ter of Mr. R. H. Hudgens, of this city,
who, with two little children, is left to
mourn his loss.
Mr. Roper was a son of Mr. L. H.
Roper and is survived by his father and
five brothers, Rev. L. M. Roper, pastor
of the First Baptist church at Spartan
burg, Messrs. C. H. and Luther Roper,
of this city, and Messrs. Paul and
Broadus Roper, of Fountain Inn.
The burial took place at Chestnut
Ridge cemetery Thursday afternoon,
Rev. W. E. Thayer, pastor of the First
Baptist church, conducting the services.
The pall bearers were: J. N. Wright,
C. B. Bobo, Marvin Wolff, M. H. Fow
ler, C A. Powers, R. A. Dobson, S. P.
Babb, J. W. Henderson, Jr.
Mr. Roper was a young man of the
highest character and of fine abilities.
He had a great many friends who
deeply regret his early death and who
sympathize with his bereaved family.
UNITED STATES SENATOR GARY.
Abbeville Man's Election Pleasing to
Hon. Frank B. Gary, who was elected
to fill out the unexpired term of the
late Senator Latimer, ending March 4,
1909, is well known in Laurens, and his
election is pleasing to all his friends.
He has presided over one or two terms
of court here and has frequently visited
the city professionally and socially.
From the first, and throughout the
four days' balloting for a Senator, Mr.
Gary had the support of Representa
tives R. Dunk Boyd, John It. Miller
and John M. Cannon, while Senator
Frank P. McGowan divided his vote on
Senator LeGrandG. Walker, of George-1
town, and Representave J. Wright
Nash, of Spartanburg.
The Laurens delegation returned
SOME CHANGES NEXT YEAR.
Unless Gov. Ansel calls an extra ses
sion of the General Assembly, Senator
McGowan and Representative Cannon
have completed their legislative duties,
at least in their present respective ca
pacities. As has been stated, Mr. Mc
Gowan, who has been honored with a
seat in both branches of the South Caro
lina Legislature by the voters of Lau
rens county, will retire from politics
for the present, while Mr. Cannon will
be a candidate this year to succeed the
Mr. Boyd and Dr. Miller have com
pleted two terms each in the House.
Mr. Boyd will ask for re-election, and
it is believed that Dr. Miller will do the
Joseph A. McCullough yesterday an
nounced his withdrawal from the sena
torial race. On last Saturday he ac
cepted the appointment as one of the
receivers of the State dispensary fund
and in consequence of this he decided
to get out of the race for senator.
MR. J. N. JONES
Was Burled With Masonic Rites at Mt.
Olive Church, Yesterday,
Mr. James N. Jones, a good citizen
and substantial farmer of the Mt. Gal
lagher section of the county, died Sun
day night, after a very short illness.
He was about sixty years old, and is
survived by his wife and several chil
dren, including Messrs. James Jones,
Jr., Wash Jones, who teaches at
Hickory Tavern, and Vester Jones, of
Washington, D. C.
'-- The funeral of Mr. Jones was held at
Mt. Olive church, yesterday, the burial
being conducted by the Masons.
Cross Hill Personals.
Cross Hill, Mardh 9.?Miss Omega
Madden, of Madden's, visited Miss
Belle Madden the. past week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Witherspoon
have been on an extended visit to his
parents at Yorkville, S. C.
Miss Verna Calhoun, of Greenwood,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Mrs. Mamie Reid, of Clifton, is visit
ing at the homo of our popular and ac
commodating Rfd carrier, Mr. Jim
Coleman. Jim's a "brick."
Mr. L. S. McSwain has bought the
Academy lot, with no house, for $250.
Miss Boo Matthews, of Williamston,
and Mrs. Watkins, of Newberry, were
in town for the Lyceum attraction last
The next Lyceum attraction will be
The Broomell-Reed Company, March
12,v Readings and Recitals, Harpists
Dr. Miller returned from Columbia
last Saturday, after a pretty busy and
tiresome week's work.
Prof. C. W. McSwain, of Clemson,
was with home folks here Sunday.
Since I wrote last the "stork" has
visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Rasor and?well, they are happy!
News From Ekom.
Ekom, March 9.?We are having
beautiful spring weather and the farm
ers are quite busy preparing for an
Mr. T. A. Godfrey and family are
quite sick with measles.
Dr. J. G. Cooper has been real sick
the past week.
Misss Tankie Culbertson, of Owings
Station, returned home Monday, after
a few weeks' visit to hor brother, T. J.
Misses Mattie and Gertrude Hamil
ton spent Sunday with Misses Pearl
and Myrtle Culbertson.
Mrs. Maud Phillips and Miss Sue
Cooper, of vour town, visited Dr.
Cooper and family Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Culbertson spent
Sunday with Mr. R. B. Coley's family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elledge spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Mc
Mr. J. R. Jones Critically III.
The Cokcsbury correspondent of The
State of the 10th speaks as follows of
the condition of Mr. J. R. Jones, a
prominent citizen of that community,
and the father of Mrs. B. F. Posey. '
"Thei'e was a change for the worse
in the condition of Mr. J. R. Jones,
who baa been critically ill for the past
two days, on Saturday. Since then he
has been gradually growing weaker.
There is but little hope entertained of
\ O. B. SIMMONS & SON. |
We are receiving daily shipments of the nicest and most fash
the market affords. All the new patterns in striped and fancy Voils in
New Silks in the greatest profusion for waists and suits.
Silk Gloves in all the most popular shades.
We have in our store the greatest variety of White Goods we
have ever carried.
Our immense stock contains everything that is new and sea
Buy early and avoid sewing
in hot weather.
O. B. Simmons & Son.
$ CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENS. j!
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Sheru* of Laurens county in the
coming Democratic Primary election,
and pledge myself to abide by the re
sult of said Democratic primary.
J. THOS. PfiDEN.
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. DUCKETT.
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 nnd
natural detective ability to the office.
B. A. WHAKTON.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Sheriff of Laurens
county, subject to the result of the ap
proaching Democratic primary election.
JOHN D. W. WATTS.
I hereby, announce myself a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Laurens
county in the next Democratic primary
and promise to abide the result of said
J. P. CALDWELL.
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 tne office of
Clerk of Court and pledge myself to
abide the result of Democratic primary
election. JOHN P. 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 I hereby
announce myself a candidate for the
office of County Auditor, subject to the
resutt of the Democratic Primary elec
tion. WILLIAM T. DORROH.
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 nbido by tho result of said
CHARLIE W. McCRAVY.
For County Supervisor,
I hereby announco myself as a candi
date for ro-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 t he office.
H. B. HUMBERT.
I respectfully announce myself for
the office of County Coroner and will
abide the rulos governing the Demo
R. 0. HAIRSTON.
I respectfully announce myself for
re-election to tne office of Coroner for
Laurens county, subject to the rules of
the Primary Election. W. D. WATTS.
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
GEQ. L. PITTS.
I announce myself a candidate for the
office of Superintendent of Education
for Laurens county in tho coming Dem
ocratic primary and pledge myself to
abide the result of said election. Feel
ing a deep interest in the educational
work of tne county, and having given
it much thought and study, I believe, if
elected, I can fill the office acceptably,
and with benefit to the schools through
out the county.
THOS. P. BYRD.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Superintendent of Education for
Laurens county in the coming Demo
cratic primary, and pledge myself to
abide tne result of Sftld election.
J. C. BURDETTE.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for re-election to tho office of Treasu
rer of Laurens county in the approach
ing Democratic primary, and I promise
to abide the result of said election.
J. I), MOCK.
All parties interested in establishing
a Bank at Gray Court, whether mem
bers of the Farmers' Union or not, will
please meet at Gray Court on Saturday,
March 14, to discuss the matter.
??The White Carnival."
Your attention is directed to the full
page ad. of Davis-Roper Company,
giving in interesting detail a special
display which tb|s enterprising firm
will hold, beginning Friday.
The State of South Carolina, County of
Laurens. By O. G, Thompson, Es
quire, Probate Judge.
Whereas, C. Ran Allen made suit to
me, to grant him Letters of Aministra
tlon of the estate of and effects of W.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish nil and singular tho kindred and
creditors of the ?aid W. W. Jones, de
ceased,, thnt they be and appear before
me, In the court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens C. IL, S. C, on the 24th
day of March, 1908, next, after publica
tion thereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have,
why tho said administration should not
Gayen under my hand, this loth day
of March, Anno Domini 1908.
Q. Q, THOMPSON,
83-2fc J. P. t. C.
TO BEGIN SUNDAY
Shooting of Miss Prather
WANT CIVIC LEAGUE.
Daughters of the Confederacy Name a
Committee to Arrange for Me
morial Day Exercises.
Clinton, March 10.-The child of Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Ferguson was buried in
the Frcsbyterian cemetery yesterday
afternoon. It was about a year old.
The friends of Miss Russie Prather
were shocked on Saturday morning to
hear that she had been shit and seri
ously wounded last Friday afternoon
The shot is supposed to have been ac
cidental, and it is not known where t >
place the responsibility for it. It is re
ported here that the physicians fear
blood poison from the wound. Miss
Prather was walking along the street
when the accident occurred.
The protracted meeting to be con
ducted here, beginning next Sunday by
the Rev. A. C. Dixon, of Chicago, is
arousing great interest. It has been
well advertised and crowds are expected
to attend it. The meetings will be held
in the Carolina Memorial chapel of
Thornwell Orphanage, the largest audi
torium to be procured, and numbers of
additional seats have been placed in it.
The churches of Clinton have united to
hold a seaios of union preparatory ser
vices this week, going from church to
The Daughters of the Confederacy
met at the home of Mrs. A. M. Cope
land last Friday afternoon, and, among
other things of interest, appointed a
committee to arrange for the proper
observance of Memorial Day. Last
year was such a splendid occasion that
the ladies do not hope to surpass it, but
it is their earnest desire not to fall too
far short of it.
The famous lecturer, Wendling, is to
deliver his address on Robert K. Lee in
Copeland's hall next Friday night.
This lecture is under the auspices of
the Lyceum Association of Clinton.
There is a fresh stirring of interest
in the organization of a civic lengtn-,
and the Business League of Clinton has
appointed a committee to act in the
matter. It is understood that their
plan is to invite a lady from Anderson
to come to Clinton and discuss the mat
tor with the ladies. A member of An
derson's league assuredly has aright to
be heard and will be heard with re
Dr. Eugene Bailey, brother of Mrs,
W. E. Owens, is to arrive in Clinton
with his wife today after an absence
of twenty years. The largo circle of
I his relatives and former friends in
Clinton have ready for him a warm
welcome. Dr. Bailey is a donti.l sni
geon in the United States army and is
on furlough. He is stationed at pres
ent at PlatUhurg, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Spencer went to
Montreal on Saturday to prepare for
At Oak Grove,
There will be an entertainment at
Oak Grove school house on Friday
night, March 13. Small admission fee
will bo charged. Public cordially in
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
NOTICE?I hereby give warning to
all persons not to hire or harbor Rich
ard Abner, colored, as he is under con
tract for 1908 with me. James Wham.
FOR SALE.?Eggs for hatching.
Thoroughbred, single comb, Brown
Leghorn. Leave orders at Philpot's or
Bennetts' store. Price, 13 for 50e.
Henry M. Graham, L,aurons, S. C.
WANTED?To sell the best Weodor
Chopper, and Cotton Seed on the mar
ket. On time or for cash. For partic
ulars address Mrs. Josie Martin, Agent,
Madden, S. C. 32 It.
SEED OATS -Just received, March
19, a lot of Red Oats for spring sowing.
IJ. H. Sullivan, Laurens, S. C. 32-11
FOR SALE- Early Jersey Waked eld
Cabbage Plants, home-grown. Ready
Monday. George M. McDaniel, at
iTodd, Simpson ?Co.'8 store, Laurons,
I S. C. U2-2t
EGGS from extra nice, single com!?
Brown Leghorn and Barred Plymouth
Rock ? 15 eggs, $1; 30 eggs, $1.75. 50
per cent, hatch guaranteed, or eggs re
placed at half price. R. A. Boyce,
I Cross Hill, S. C. 32-2t
WANTED?Agents to sell Maxwell
Automobiles, the best car on the mar
kot for doctors. Liberal discounts.
Write for particulars. Spartanburg
Automobile Co., Agent?, Spartanburg
S. C. 28tf
Tho State of South Carolina, County of
Laurens.-By O. t,, Thompson, Pro
Whereas, W. L. Cooper made suit t<>
me, to grant him letters of administra
tion of the estate and effects of W. M.
These are therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of tho said W. M. Gaml.n?,
decennod, that they be and appear !><?
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Laurons C. H., S. C, on the
25th day of March, 190S. next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the sai'l administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand this, 9th day of
March. Anno Domini 1908.
O. G. THOMPSON,
32-2t J. p. L. C,