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vice president; W. B.
committeeman; Bee Whar
|f. T. Simpson, Clarence Cunningham,
J. Q. Wilbur, Bee Wharton, Dr. J.
Miller, George Manna, W. M. Mil
ler, P. H. Madden, M. L. Nelson, Con
way Dial, W. B. Fuller and J. D. With-1
erspoon were elected delegates to the
The following resolution was offered*!
by Clarence ^Cunningham and unani-'
* 'That it is the spirit and wish of this 1
club that W. J. Bryan be nominated for
president of the United States and that
the delegates sewTto the Denver con
vention from South Carolina be in
structed to vote for him."
M. B. Crisp, president.
J. L. Fuller, vice president.
W. D. Pyles, secretary.
A. J. Smith, executive committee
Delegates to County convention: M.
B. Crisp, A. J. Smith, J. W. Matthews,
James Nelson, J. H. Iusti.
youngs township club.
Club meeting was held at Youngs
Store. Officers chosen:
W. P. Harris, president.
W. K. Henderson, vice president.
C. K. Wallace, secretary.
J. W. ban ford, executive committee
Executive committee: W. P. Coker,
C. R. Wallace, J. W. Lanford.
Delegates to County convention:
C. R. Wallace, J. W. Lanford, T. W.
Canady, W. P. Coker, W. R. Hender
son, W. P. Harris, E. L. Edwards, W.
H. Drummond, S. B. Glenn, J. B.Cook,
IL P. Burdett, O. C. Cox, O. C. God
frey, C. L. Waldrop, J. M. Gray.
Registration Committee: W. P. Co
ker, T. W. Canady, 0. C. Godfrey, J.
B, Cook, Watts Patton, W. R. Hender
son, J. M. Gray, J. W. Lanford, C. R.
Wallace, T. Y. Henderson.
The following resolution was unani
"Resolved, That application be made
to County convention for permission to
organize two other Democratic clubs in
Youngs township: one at Lanford Sta
tion, the other at Cook's store."
Pursuant to call, Sullivan Township
Democratic club met last Saturday and
organized by tho election of the follow
President, It. M. Wasson; Socrc.ary,
E. Simpson: Executive Committeeman,
J. W. Kellelt.
The Township Executive committee
was appointed l?y the President, consist
ing of .I A Mahon, E Simpson.- J P Sim
Enrolling committeo?J A Mahon, J L
Chapman, s H Johnson, N B Wood, J P
Simmons, M l( McCucn.
Delegates to County convention ?R M
Wasson, .1 W Kellelt, S II Johnson, W
A Baldwin, .1 A Mahon, W 1) Sullivan,.!
P Simmons, K Simpson, T T Wood, .1 M
Wood, M I! McCucn, John W Heeks, ii
Waterloo To w 11 *li i i?.
Waterloo Township Democratic club
met Saturday 35th, and reorganized by
electing (?. Marion Moore, President, W.
C. Thompson Secretary, and ,1. 0. Mc
Daniel, Kxccutivo committeeman.
The following resolution introduced
)v ><>. c. Ciinn nu'ham was unanimously I
RSlvedTfin^N'tfW linl^^avi0^,n the
nniy convention be instructed to vote
for delegates to the siuio convention
who are in favor of W .) Bryan's nomina
tion for President.
The following delegates wore elected
to county convention:
(! M Moore, .I II Wharton, A W Sims,
.1 0 McDaniel, W C Thompson, W W
Campbell, W I Miller. Q A MoPherson,
.1 W Pholps, W A Anderson. O C Cun
ningham, \V I. Cooper, .1 F Walker, W
J Anderson, A McNinoh, B 11 Pasloy, B
S<- t'lllcto Wll Township.
Soulllctown Democratic club Organized
last Monday, with the election of L. S.
MacChray.'as President, W. I). Byrd,
Vice*President; M. M. Poolo, Secretary,
and W. A. Poolo, Exccutivo committee*
Enrolling Committee Wilson Blake
ly, D. A ?lenn, M. A. Summerei, A. V.
Delegates to County convention?L. S.
MacChray, M. M. Poolo, W. E. McClin
lock, J. Wilson Blakely, O. P. Goodwin.
Mr. W. S. Power of Owings was in
the city Monday.
Mr, 11aMe Sherrod of Ninety-Six is
visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. j. W. Copelandof Statesville, N.
C, was in the city Monday.
Messrs. D. W. Coats and W. M. Cald
well of Alma were in the city Monday.
Mr. E. H. Scaife of Union, a repre
sentative of the Toluca Mining Co., is
in the city for a few days.
Mr. G. W. Babb of Sullivan township
was in the city Monday. He reported
a severe storm of wind and rain in sec
tion Sunday afternoon.
Mr. W. P. Bailey announces his can
didacy for re-election to the office of
County 'Commissioner. His card ap
pears i n another column.
Mesdames J. II. Teague, IL K. Aiken
and John Scruggs left Monday for Wal
terboro to attend the convention of the
King's Daughters in session there this
The improvement work on the public
square has begun in part; the granite
curbing is arriving every day and being
laid along the sidewalks. It is expected
that the brick work will begin in a very
Mr. Newt. Wathins of Greenville, a
native of this county, was in the city
Monday. Mr. Watkins was one of the
irst subscribers to The Advertiser,
-when the paper was only a small sheet
i * and sold for 15c, three months subscrip
Mr. L. G. Balle has returned from
Columbia, where he attended a meeting
of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Honor.
Mr. Balle is an enthusiastic Knight and
always attends these meetings, if pos
sible. He speaks in highest terms of
the recent meeting and of Columbia's
Tho Namie school, four miles west of
5 city, will close its session next Sat
<ay, Way 2, with appropriate exer
B and aancnic. . The school-closing
l'.n is drawing on and quite a num
theso picnics will be held. I,an
nuity ft noted for its fine picnics.
nit daylight Saturday morning
i Storni, broke over the city.
.._^ind blew at a furious rate, the
thunder was the sharpest of the season
and some damage to electric light and
V telephone poles and wires was done by
|c the lightning. For over an hour an ex
1 ceptionally heavy rain fell. This was
the first real electric storm of the year.
Two negro men got in a mix-up Mon
day afternoon at the negro pool rooms
on Laurens street in which Robert Har
ris waa pretty badly cut by George
Thompson. After the cutting, Thomn
leZt out and has not yet been found;
cris* wounds are not very serious,
been well dressed by Dr. Dial.
BIT OP WAR HISTORY.
Judge Thompsoo Writes About tbe Fa
mous First Brigade.
In the notice of the death of Comrade
W. E. Cook in last weeks iseue of your
paper by mistake you made me say that
the 3rd S. C. Battalion was the first
command that was marshalled on the
Potomac at the outbreak of the war
between the sections. It should have
read that this 3rd Battalion was a part
of the command known to history as
Kershaw's Brigade, which was origi
nally composed of the 2nd (Col. J. B.
Kershaw), 3rd (Col. J. H. Williams),
7th (Col. Bacon) and 8th (Col. E. B. C.
Cash), commanded by Milledge L. Bon
nern, and was the 1st brigade of what
was then known as the army of the
Potomac, afterward, and for all time,
to be known as the army of Northern
Virginia. At the time of the 1st Ma
nassas I think Bonham was the ranking
brigadier of the C. S. army. He cer
tainly ranked Longstreet, who in turn
ranked Stonewall Jackson. Upon the
resignation of Bonham and his election
as governor of South Carolina Kershaw
was made brigadier general, command
ing the brigade until the latter days of
'63 or the early days of '64, when he
was made a major general, serving in
that capacity until captured along with
Ewell in the disaster at Sailor's Creek,
two or three days before Appomattox,
while the old brigade, which had been
led in the meantime successively by
Connor and Kennedy and had drifted to
the seacoast of South Cdrolina and had
fought at Averysboro and Bennettsville
and surrendered with Johnstone at
Greensboro seventeen days after the
surrender at Appomattox.
But to go back, the gallant 3rd Bat
talion was not a part of Kershaw's
Brigade until the autumn following the
1st Maryland campaign. This Battal
ion, with the 15th Regiment, were a
part of Drayton's Brigade until the
Confederates're-crossed the Potomac,
when the Battalion and 15th were as
signed to Kershaw's Brigade, Freder
icksbunr being the first field where
they fought with Kershaw. It will be
recalled that the battle of Fredericks
burg was put three months after the
Battalion was cut to pieces at South
After the promotion of Longstreet
and Jackson and the organization of
the army into two great corps after the
seven days' battle Kershaw's Brigade,
Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade with
two Georgia Brigades composed Mc
Law's 1st division of Longstreets 1st
corps, so that this oldest South Caro
lina Brigade was the 1st Brigade of the
1st Division of the 1st corps of far
famed Army of Northern Virginia.
General Bonham had been greatly dis
tinguished both in civil and military
life prior to the war of the 60's, having
seen service in both the Seminole and
Mexican wars, and was a member of
the lower house of congress at the
breaking out of hostilities.
Our Gen. Bonham, of Anderson, S.
C, is a son (worthy son of worthy
sire) of the distinguished commander
of the 1st Brigade.
Crusaders in Laurens.
The Christian Crusaders will begin a
series of undenominational and interde
nominational Gospel meetings in the
interest of all the churches of the town
and community Friday night, May 1st,
at 8 o'clock, in their large tent on Irby
Sinners of all grades and conditions
are cordially invited to attend. Chris
tians of the different denominations
wJH unite their efforts in the great
work of rescuing the perishing. Meet
ings will be conducted every night at
8 o'clock and Sunday afternoon at 3
o'clock. No admission will be charged.
The Crusaders are not in Laurens to
establish a new religious ?rganization
nor to antagonize any already organ
ized, hut to lead an active engagement
against sin. As some one has said: "In
the great army of God they are the
cavalry. The church is the main battle
line. They come to support it in a bat
tle and to charge on the ranks of the
enemy. They labor for no object which
will not benefit the churches. They do
not draw church members away to fol
low them, but labor to draw the masses
to the churches."
The movement of the Christian Cru
saders is a thorough organization with
a rigid form of government, kindly yet
not loosely administered. Every mem
ber is strictly accountable to authority.
The form of government is military
and has the advantage of military dis
The following are words of commen
dation from ministers:
"God is here. Scripture is being ful
filled in these meetings. If Yorkville
has ever seen it in this fashion it was
before my time, but I have seen it." -
Rev. Weber, D. D., Yorkville, S. C.
"The Christian Crusaders seem to be
imbued with only one purpose, and that
the high and holy purpose of getting
men and women saved from sin, and in
this work they are successful. No
thoughtful person can fail to see that
their work here has resulted in great
good. It is to me a humiliating thought
that much of the good they have done
has been among a class all too much
neglected by our churches." Rev. II. L.
Atkins. D. D. P. E., Salisbury, N. C.
"The Christian zeal of the Christian
Crusaders has impressed me very fa
vorably. They have done a good work
in our city. They have reached persons
with the Gospel whom the churches
failed to reach. They have taught the
church members valuable lessons of
consecration and faith and personal
work for the unsaved. It is my candid
conviction that their presence and work
are a benediction to any community. I
cheerfully give the brethren and sisters
my cordial commendation."- Rev. J. S.
Moffatt, Chester, S. C.
Notice to Teachers and Trustees.
The next regular teachers examina
tion will be held at Laurens, S. C. Fri
day, May 15th, 1908.
All teachers are requested to present
their annual report and library report
with last salary warrant.
Each board of trustees will please
send me a list of the polls and dog tax
in their district for scholastic year of
1907 08, so that I may apportion same.
R. W. Nash,
37-6? County Supt. Educntion.
I.AURES8 WILL GET
Appropriation Bill Carrying $50,000.00
for This Purpose Has Been Favor
Dispatches from Washington yester
day say that it is now definitely decided
that seven South Carolina towns will
get Federal appropriations of $50,000.00
each. These are Laurens, Aiken, Dar
lington, Orangeburg, Newberry, <'.air
ney and Union. This is the report by
the committee on appropriations, but
the bill is being held up by the Speaker,
whose attention is engrossed by the
wood pulp bill.
It is not likely that the items will be
Memorial Day Exercises.
Saturday, May the ninth will be ob
served here as memorial to the Con
federate dead and in honor of the sur
vivors of the late war. The exercises
will be under the direction of the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy of
the city. The members of the John B.
Kershaw Chapter met on last Saturday |
afternoon at the residence of Mrs. W.
II. Gilkerson and arranged a program
for the occasion.
The eqercises will begin promptly at
thirty o'clock i.i the Opera House. A
, special choir' composed of* the best loeal
talent, will render suitable nvusie for
the occasion. The orator of the day is
to be the Hon. John J. McSwain, of
Greenville, Mr. McSwam is well known
throughout the state as one of its best
speakers, and the ladies here are to be
congratulated upon securing him for
j this Jay. The address on Memorial
, day will be a treat, and everybody in
j the city and county should hear iL
. Dinner will be server! to the veterans
only. After the exercises at the Opera
House the graves of the Confederate
dead will be decorated with Mowers and
Mags. All are requested to bring floral
olferings for this purpose.
The following committee will serve
in the capacities named:
Table, Mistress J. O. C. Fleming, C.
C. Fcatherstone, J. II. Sullivan, J. A,
Copeland, C. E. Clarke, M. L. Cope
land, J. S. Bennett, Lucy Boyd, Brooks
Swygert, W. H. Dial, VV. R. Richey Sr.
R. B. Bell, Foster Simpson, B. W. Ball,
j W. E. Lucas, Miss Beulah Balle and
j Coffee committee, Mistress C. E.
Gray, W. H. Gilkerson, J. F. Bolt, W,
W. Jones, Capers Hcllams, Lee Langs
ton, Warren Bolt, Miss Bettie Watts,
: Miss Minnie Babb and Miss Ella Belle
Decoration, Mistress T. D. Darling
ton, H. K. Aiken, W. D. Ferguson, W.
R. Richey Jr., Lola Anderson and
COURT OF COMMON
The Court of Common Pleas com
menced in Laurens Monday morning
with Judge Gage presiding. The work
of organizing consumed the forenoon.
The first and only case disposed of up
to last night was the suit of the C, N.
& L. Railroad Co. against the Ameri
can Surety Co. for the payment ~$f-"S!^
Tleged shortages amounting to $458.31'
j in the accounts of J. R. Nolan, agent
' ot the railroad. A verdict for the above
amount was declared for the plaintiff.
The defen lants will appeal.
Messrs. Benet and McGowan ap
peared for the defendants and Messrs.
Lyles and A. C. Todd for the plaintiffs.
For Railroad Commissioner.
To the Editor Laurens Advertiser:
I beg to announce through the col
umns of your valuable paper my candi
dacy for Railroad Commissioner.
In making this announcement I wish
to say that I look upon the question of
1 the regulation of the railroads as of
vital importance to the people of this
I realize that the State which estab
lishes the greatest possible harmony
between its business interests and be
tween its employers and workers will
be rewarded with the blessings of peace
and prosperity, and that it is for the
best interests of both the railroads and
FRANK C. FISHBURNE,
CANDIDATE FOR R. It. OOMMISSIONKK.
the people of the State that the regula
tions should be established as will in
the future secure their just and reason
I ask the votes of the people of the
State on my record as a citizen, pledg
ing my best efforts, if elected, to the
firm and just administration of the reg
ulations and laws.
FRANK C. FISHBURNE.
Chattanooga Men Here.
Mr. York Briddell and Superintend
ent McNeil, of the Southern Paving
Construction Company, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., are in the city making prepara
tion for the paving of the square and
sidewalks. A force of men is expected
this week to lay the curbstone, and the
work is to begin at once.
Sintering and Dollars Saved.
10. S. Loper, of Manila, New York,
says: "I am a carpenter and have had
many severe cuts healed by Bucklcn's
Arnica Salve. It has saved me suffer
ing and dollars. It is by far the best
healing salve I have ever found." Heals
burns, sores, ulcers, fever sores, ecze
ma a d piles. 25c at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co.
If you are in need of a nice Monu
ment for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C,
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AMONG THE EXCHANGES.
Just as Bad.
Thb Laurens Advertiser remarks:
"Last week the headline of a daily pa-"
per read thus: 'Mr. Aikenand His Dam
Bill.' In defense of the religiously in
clined editor we think he must have
been off duty and the devil had charge."
But The State pleads not guilty. All
we said was "Dam Business Not Set
tled. "-The State.
It's Loose in Georgia.
"Let Georgia have peace," urges the
Columbia State upon Georgia with a
disgusted inquiry whether the people of
that State are ready for "another sea
son of dirty campaigning, with charge
and countercharge, claim and counter
claim, mud-slinging and drivel?" We
fear that hell-raising has become a con
firmed habit with the once reasonably
well-behaved commonwealth in ques
tion. An army of pacification from
Washington might get the lid down, |
but any less heroic measures would be
wasted.? Savannah News.
Hcyward a Winner.
Ex-Governor D. C. Heyward spent
yesterday in Cheater. He is a very
successful "mixer," and it is evident
that he made a very favorable impres
sion yesterday, as indicated by the re
marks heard all around and the predic
tions about the leaders in the race. No
"postmortem" dirge is heard.?Ches
Do not borrow trouble; it exacts too
much interest.? Union Times.
Away With the Donkey.
The donkey has for decades been the
emblem of the democratic party, but
the committee in charge of the Denver
convention will substitute for that beast
of burden a royal tiger in the decora
tions next July. Should the party em
blem be changed it would probably bring
confusion to the minds of many who
have been accustomed to looking at
cartoons of the party of the people as
represented by the donkey. The Den
ver promoters of the new emblem seem
to think that a tiger looks more likely
to be victorious than a long-eared,
sleepy-looking donkey. Baptist Cou
Meli and Minus.
Things must be particularly Mell
ancholy around Clemson, Minus all
those cadets. ? Summei ville News.
That Ogdcn Bunch.
The Ogdenites are gathering in Mem
phis for their annual conference on ed
ucation in the South, but their congre
gation excites less interest than it ex
cited a few years ago, though they
come now with bunches of Rockefeller
money in their hands.?Charleston Eve
John D. Rockefeller goes to church i
under guard of six detectives. The
l^narlestC". Post is sure it would take
the whole police force to get some peo
ple in Charleston to church. Augusta
Mr. Martin's Spleen.
Candidate O. B. Martin has developed
a splenetic disposition that will not en
hance his reputation for poise and com
mon sense. The people of South Caro
lina are not apt to fall over themselves
to vote for a man who seems to be more
liberally endowed with venom than with
sense. We presume Mr. Hey ward is
able to take care of himself when he is
challenged to defend his record, and we
have no desire nor the intention to
champion his cause at this time. What
we criticise and disapprove of is Mr.
Martin's manner and method of con
ducting his campaign for an honorable
and dignified office. Had we never
heard of Mr. Martin before his letter
to the Baptist Courier would be suffi
cient to convince us that some other
man should be sent to the senate. ?
Sumter Watchman and Southron.
Miss-demeanor and Kiss?dcmcanor.
Says the Anderson Daily Mail: "A
Cleveland judge has decided that a
stolen kiss is assault and battery. But
it isn't prosecuted as such once in a
million times." Of course not it de
pends entirely upon the miss-demeanor.
Girls and Cigarettes.
Why should there be two standards
for young men and young women? A
girl of seventeen years was recently
arrested for smoking a cigarette at
night upon the streets of New Orleans.
If girls are arrested for smoking upon
the streets why should not boys be ar
rested also, especially those of tender
years? Edgefield Advertiser.
The Laurens man who claims to have
a method for raising the dead should be
very careful how he uses it. Tne world
is much better without some of those
who have passed away. - Anderson
Negro Woman Dies Suddenly.
The dead body of Nannie Richardson,
colored, was found Monday morning in
her house at the rear of the New fau
rens hotel by the proprietor of the ho
tel. The woman cooked for Mrs. (). W.
Bftbb and had already performed her
early morning duties and returned home;
when she did not come back to prepare
the midday meal, Mrs. Babb 'phoned
to tho hotel and asked that a message
be delivered to her; this lead to the dis
covery of her body on the floor along
side the bed from whence she had ap
parently fallen. Evidently she was ta
ken ill, lay down, and in the agonies of
death fell from the bed.
Coroner W. D. Watts was at once
notified and the inquest was held yes
terday afternoon with a verdict of death
from natural causes.
Weak women get prompt and lasting
help by using i)r. Snoop's Night Cure.
These soothing, healing, antiseptic sup
positories, with full information how
to proceed, are interestingly told of in
my book "No. 4 for Women." The
book and strictly confidential medical
advice ia ontirely free. Simply write
Dr. Khooi>, Racine,'Wifl., for my book
No. A. Sold by Palmetto Drug Co. s,
Tholr Duties Ar? Misunderstood by
Many of Our Citizens.
? In almost every city and town in
Europe?or all over the world, for that
matter, if the city is of nuy size?there
Is an American c^usul or consul gen
erat And, while the office of these
functionaries is commercial In reality,
looking after tho imports and the ex
ports between our country and others,
sttll they take a friendly Interest iu
American Citizens traveling aud are al
ways ready to go out of their way even
to be obliging in personal things. 1
explain this somewhat iu detail, says
an experienced traveler in the Deline
ator, as so many people, especially
women, seem to have a notion that a
consul is created for their especial ben
efit. Aud one of the most serious trou
bles these men have Is with those who
if their money runs short expect the
consul to furnish them with some and
ofteu get insulting nnd threatening if
it is not done. The same may be said
tu regard to our ambassador, for,
while their positions are political and
diplomatic, their offices nro always
open, and any Information is always
cheerfully given In caso an American
Is in difficulty.
There are always certain public re
ception days at the homes of our con
suls and our ambassadors, to which it
Is not difficult to obtained invitations.
In fact, it is often annouueed in the
dally papers that Americans in general
are welcome, say on days like Thanks
giving, Fourth of July, and so on. In
this way it is possible for one to see
something of the lives of one's com
patriots away from home.
A CUSTOM HOUSE TALE.
The American Who Landed In Ger
many With a Box of Candy.
Germany is Jealous of tho foreign
candy maker and exacts a rigorous toll
upon anything In the shape of coufec
tlonery that comes across its borders.
Ignorant of this, ono of Uucle Sam's
sons disembarked from a liner at a Ger
man port carrying in his hand a flvo
pound box of candy bearing a New
York trademark. At sight of tho box
tho Teutonic customs officials exhibited
marked activity and prepared to seize
"Not for mine," said the American.
"I won't give up a sou. I'd rather cat
the stuff hero and now." Ho opened
the box and commenced to dispose of
Its contents without delay. Everybody
In sight was offered a handful. Nobody
declined except the customs officer,
who said blandly tbot he had not a
sweet tooth. Tho traveler himself ate
many pieces. It was not loug before
the last bit bad been eaten.
As soon as the box wns empty the
official seized the traveler by the arm.
"The gentleman," ho announced, "will
accompany mo to the bureau, where
we'll make out his bill for duty. Come.
It is at the other end of tho dock."
"Never!" said the American. "You
have no right to charge mo duty. 1
didn't bring It in. I'll sco my cousul
right away, and he'll send a b'.g ?ieet
and bombard this blooming town."
"Softly," said the officer. "You'll pay
duty, all right. There arc fifteen wit
nesses to prove that that candy of
yours was consumed on German soil."
Tho duty was paid, and tho consul
has not as yet been consulted.?Phila
It Is certain that glazes having tho
Komposition of good enamels wero
manufactured at a very early date.
Excellent glazes arc still preserved, and
some of tho bricks which have been
found among the ruins of Babylon
have l>een ascribed to tho seventh or
eighth century IL C. The glazo on the
Babylonian bricks was found upon ex
amination to have a base of soda glass,
or silicate of sodium. Glazes of a simi
lar character wero also manufactured
by tho Egyptians as early as tho sixth
dynasty. There can be little doubt that
tho Greeks and Etruscans were also
acquainted with tho art of enameling.
I ?New York American.
Tho Living Present,
lie that hath so many causes of joy,
and so great, Is very much in love with
sorrow nnd peevishness who loses all
these pleasures and chooses to sit
down upon his little handful of thorns.
Enjoy the blessings of this day If God
sends them, and tho evils of It boar
patiently and sweetly, for this day only
Is ours. YVe nro. dead to yesterday,
and we are not yet born to tho morrow.
But If we look abroad and bring Into
ono day's thoughts the evil of many,
certain and uncertain, what will be
and what will never be, our load will
be as intolerable as it is unreasonable.
It is a popular fallacy that fountain
i pens nro quite a modern Invention. As
a matter of fact, an old work of ref
erence published In 170? contains an il
lustration of a fountain pen, the ap
pearance of which is very much like
? hose sold at tho present time. Its
construction, however, was somewhat
elaborate and clumsy, the pen consist
ing of various pieces of metal which
had to be screwed and unscrewed be
fore tho pen could bo used.
Agent?How long do you Intend to re
main In Washington? Reformer? Un
til congress passes a couple of neces
sary laws that? Agent?Gee! You
don't want to r?nt a house. You'd bet
ter buy one.?Washington Herald.
Kuby- Charlie took mo In to dinner
the other night He and Fred tossed
up. and Charlie? Beryl?Lost, as usu
al. Will ho never learn better than to
i gamble? ?Kansas City Ncwsbook.
Laurens Republicans Harmonious.
The Laurens County Republican Con
vention met here Saturday for the pur
pose of electing delegates to the dis
trict Convention which meets at Spar
tanburg and the Columbia State Con
1 vention, and for the transaction of the
usual business of such gatherings The
meeting was entirely harmonious, and
was attended by only the colored mem
bers of the party. Chairman Pratt S.
Suber, colored, presided. While there
were no while delegates presold, two
prominent administration men were
elected to represent this county at tIn
state Convention: Major L. W. C. Bla
lock of Goldvillc, and United States
Marshall J. Duncan Adams. These
two and Chairman Suber go to Colum
bia Tuesday. This delegation, together
with Prank Williams and the the Rev.
Marcellus Dillard, colored, will repre
sent Laurens at the Congressional Con
vention at Spartanburg.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Cotds, Ciotu* Rod Wn?oplug Cough. .
Why Th*ir Bones Ar? Found Near
Salt or Sulphur Springs.
"Wherever you tlhd salt or sulphur
springe," says a gout Ionian connected
with tho United stales geological sur
vey, "you may expect to tlnd the bones
of mastodons and other huge creatures
that have now become extinct. Many
persons suppose that the preseuce of
these in.lies In great iiumbers indicates
that the animals und a sort of common
cemetery, like the llamas of Chile,
which when tbey felt death coming on
always inado for tho nearest streum 01
pond and, If they could get there, died
in tho water.
"That, however, Is likely onj* a su
perstition. Tho mastodon borws in n
salt or sulphur marsh indicates that
the animals went there to drink the
water and occasionally ono got mired
and was suffocated. The gre: t num
bers of the bones do not prove that a
Whole herd of mastodons was drowned
nt once, but that one being mired ev
ery year or so during several centuries
would in time cause a great accumula
tion of bones. Missouri has n bone
marsh at Sulphur Springs; there Is n
great mlno of them nt the Salt Springs
in Kentucky and nt several places in
Ohio and Indiana where there are
saline springs. A great spring in Flor
ida, one of tho four or five huge out
lets which ore grouped under the name
of Silver Spring, is called "the hone
yard" because the bottom and sides
are masses of mastodon hones."?St.
A WAR OF MAPS.
Bolivia Wiped Out England and the
"Bolivia is tho only country that ever
wiped England off the map," said
Frank ltoberson. "It came about this
way: The British ambassador several
years ago gave a dinner for the official
and social circle people of Bolivia.
"When they arrived at the embassy
they found that he was not married
to tho woman seated at the head of the
table, and they left. In the name of
his government he demanded an apol
ogy, whereupon tho government gave
him twenty-four hours to get out of
"Inasmuch ns little Bolivia is way
off the ocean and practically lost in
the eternal mountains Groat Britain
could not by guns get the retraction
that she wanted, but her map mak
ers got revenge by issuing maps whol
ly eliminating Bolivia.
"Finally this information reached Bo
livia, whereupon with a Stroke of the
pen new maps were ordered for the Bo
livian government and tho Bolivian
schools. They showed more ocean
than nuy other maps ever printed. The
British isles had been sunk into the
sea. And so far as the people and
school children of Bolivia are concern
ed there is no Great Britain."?Indian
vVhy He "Let 'Em Grow."
"Yes, I've given up shaving," he told
his friends. "I never could shave my
self, ruid the last time I was operated
on I was in such a blue funk that I
shudder to think of It. Tho barber
had a musical ear, and ho lathered me
to the tune of 'The Blind Boy,' which
was hclng ground out by a barrel organ
close by. Slow certainly, hut nothing
to complain about. By tho time the
scraping process had commenced the
tune had changed to the liveliest of
Jigs, and the musical shaver seemed to
be enjoying himself hugely as he did
his liest to keep time. I was afraid to
tako a breath for fear it would be tny
"Then the organ stopped, but only
for a second, and when I heard tho
strains of 'Stop Your Tickling, Jock,' I
vowed that rather than run the risk of
being finished off in a barber's chair
by a musical maniac I would let 'em
grow for tho future and chance the
His Parting Shot.
The lato Catholic bishop Itaphoe, Ire
land, used often to tell this story with
much enjoyment. "I was suddenly call
ed," ho said, "from my homo to see an
unfortunate sailor who had been cast
ashore from a wreck and was lying
speechless on the ground, but not quite
dead. 'The life's In him still, your
reverence?ho stirred a little,' so I
stooped down and said to him, 'My
poor man, you're nearly gone, but just
try to say ono little word or make one
little sign to show that you aro dying
in the true faith.' So ho opened ono of
his eyes just a weo bit, and he said,
'Bloody end to tho pope!' and so died."
Every Bird a Weathercock.
"Where's the wind?" scoffed the sail
or. "Why, look nt tho birds. They'll
tell you. Don't you know that every
bird's a weathercock? Stop moistcnln'
your linger and holdln* it up," ho went
on In a tono of disgust. "The practice
ain't hardly cleanly. Look at the birds
Is all you got to do, for every bird sots
with Its head always straight at the
wind. Every live bird In a tree Is ns
reliable a weathercock as them dead
birds on tho spires."?New York Press.
A Bit Different.
Towne?There's ono thing about my
wife?she mnkos up her mind If she
can't afford a thing that she doesn't
need It. Browne-Something llko my
wife, only she buys it first and makes
up her mind afterward.?Philadelphia
Possibly the fact that tho optimist
sees tho doughnut nnd the pessimist
the holo Is duo to tho further fact that
tho optimist has mostly doughnuts and
the pessimist mostly hole.?Puck.
Ambition Is llko love?Impatient both
Of delays and rivals.?Dcnham.
Attention] Camp (inrllngton? IL <. v.
A meeting of Camp Garlington, I'.
C. V., is hereby called to bo held in
the Office of Probate .lodge Thomp
son, on Saturday, May second, at 10
A full attendance of member."! ?l
the Camp is earnestly requested, an
business of import nice is to be trans
The annual dues, LT? cents per mem
ber, are to be paid, as our assessments
to both the Statt; and General Uoitnion
arc now due.
Delegates are to be elected to rep
resent the Camp at the General lto
union to be held at Birmingham, Ala.,
June 9th, 10th mid 1 1th, and the
Slate Reunion to be held at Green
ville, S. c, August 12th and 13th.
Officers for the ensuing year arc
also to be elected at the approaching
T. B. Chews,
B. W. Lanford,
-For Magistrate Sallivaa Towosblp.j^
We, friends of John W. Kellett, an
nounce him for magistrate of Sullivan
April 27, 1908-39-3t.
Dr. Posey's Violet Perfumed Ammo
a refreshing requisite for the Toilet and
Bath. If you try a bottle you will be
FOUND?A pair of spectacles on
Fast Main street, near residence of T.
K. Hudgens. Owner may get same by
applying at this office and paying for
this notice. 39-lt
FOB SALE-Several patent Bee
Ciunis. Apply to T. K. Hudgens, at
Laundry, Laurens, S. C. 39-lt
FOR SALE- Improved King Cotton'
Seed. Makes line staple. Try a lot.
Price 75c per bushel. On sale at stores
of Hunter & Co. and Owings&Owings.
E. A. Hamilton, R. F. D. 3. 'Phone
79. Laurens, S. C. 39-lt
WANTED-The trade to know that
we are handling fresh South Carolina j
raised cabbage. Shipments coming in
every few days. We buy in round lots
and can sell you at lower prices than
competitors are quoting. Phone us
your orders. Dixie Flour and Grain Co.
WANTED AT ONCE. A purchaser
for extra line value in Rubber Tired
Top Buggy, Stanhope style. Makes a
swell appearance and just the thing to
take those delightful summer afternoon
drives in. Will sell at a sacrifice.
Buggy on exhibition at II. Douglas
Gray & Co.'s. They will name you the
price. R. P. Sweeny, Ware Shoals,
S. C. 39-3t
COPYRIGHT Flour leads them all,
as a cooker, makes better biscuit, bet
ter loaf bread, better pies, better cake.
Take nothing but Copyright Flour. It's
show at the oj
Program changed evel
films just received. It's
Go see it, and you'll go
and CURE the LUNGS
w? Dr. King's
FOR ftgHSi18 ifflS?p
? Uli V?*ol.ds Trial Bottlo Free
AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
Oil MONEY REFUNDED.
The representative of live of
the largest Subscription Hook
Houses in the United .States,
is now in your city. Scribner's
Lippincott, Harper & Bros.,
Dodd, Mead Co., Funk <S:
Wagnall's. He is offering easy
terms on Dictionaries, ICncyc
lopocdias, and all of the Stand
ard Authors, and would be
pleased to call upon you any
time this week. The very
lowest Club rates on all Maga
zines published. Drop me i\
postal or telephone, please.
T. C. STEAD/V1AN,
' AN >
HAS NO EQUAL
Purifies the Blood
Do yon feel worn out? Feel as
though yon could hardly go? These
are symptoms of sluggish blood;
blood that is not circulating right.
Are yon pale and anemic? This is
caused by the blood not properly
nourishing the cells of the body.
Have yon pimples or boils? They
are the result of the blood failing to
do its duty of carrying away waste
material from the cells.
If yon have any of the above com
plaints do not suffer. COMK TO
? US. We. will recommend to yon a
bottle of Nyal's Hot .Springs Blood
We know what it will do. Wo have
sean the results.
If you suffer from eczema, tetter, scro
fula or any other skin disease, take a
course treatment (not less than six bottles)
and we will he greatly surprised if you
are not cured.
It is not a specific, hut it is the nearest
specific we know of, for skin and blood dis
eases. A dollar buys a huge bottle.
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, s. c.
Keep A Written Account
of all Your Expenditures
Von know from experience it is hard to save from your
earnings?but it can be done if you set your heart and head
in that direction. The only way to do it is to keep an ac
count of what you earn and what you spend.
The simplest way to keep this record is to have a bank
account?deposit your money with this bank and pay all bills
by check. Your bank book and returned cheeks arc the
record you want?they will tell the story of your money both
earned and spent.
Now woidd be the proper time to begin.
THE BANK3^ LAU REN
The Bank for Your Savings.
Ig For the people that want to save money &
lj when doing their shopping.
? Ladies'$i.oo Waist
? Ladies' 75c Waist
* Ladies' 50c Waist
hi Ladies' $2.50 ( >xfords
*d Ladies' #2.00 Oxfords
^? Ladies' #1.50 Oxfords
Ladies' and Children's '1 rnnnied Hats from
8g? 1400 yards Apron Ginghams
^ 700 yards iocts Lawn, only
|?? Post Cards always 1 cent each.
5C to $2.' ><
J. L. Hopkins. ?