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LAUR?XS FOLKS AT
Large Delegation In (ircenvillc Last
Week?Some Chat About
Following uro some items taken from
The Greenville Newa relating to Lau
rens people while in Greenville last
"Next to Greenville, Laurens has per
haps sent the largest delegation to the
re-union. The fact is Laurons sent a
very large proportion of her male pop
ulation to the war, and the Laurens
people live a long time,. Heading the
Laurehs delegation is Col. T. B. Crews,
commander of Camp Garlington. Col.
Crews has a splendid war record and
had the remarkable experience of hav
ing come near losing bis life at the
bands of Gen. Wade Hampton. He
was a member of the Hampton Legion
and one night the word came thai a
considerable body of the enemy could
be captured by a little strategy. It
was near Frederieksburg, in Stafford
county, Va. The company was divided
into squails and sent out at intervals.
Later (Jen. Hampton with a company
were to fall in behind the main body of
the scouts, but by mistake, instead of
going far enough to the left they turned
and found themselves facing tho men
led by Col. Crews. It was dark and
seeing the men approach each mistook
the other and a free for all light fol
lowed. The pass word that night was
"Georgia." Many mistook this word
for "Charge" and the more the pass
word was given the hotter the lighting
grew. Mr. Crews happened to come
directly under the sabre stroke of Gen.
Hampton just before the mistake was
discovered. The sabre cut through the
vizor of his cap and barely grazed the
skin. Just as this happened W. W.
Russell, of Anderson, had a pistol lev
eled at Gen. Hampton when he was dis
Another I,aureus man who is min
gling with the throng is J. W. (Chaney
John) Little. Mr. Little is the only
man in South Carolina who has been
connected with the dispensary from the
day it was established to the present
moment, and there has never been the
slightest taint attached to him. In
view of the revelations in other quar
ters this is somewhat remarkable.
Col. J. II. Traynbam. of Laurens,
who was a courier for Gen. Hampton
and Gen. Gary during the war. spent a
few hours with the veterans yesterday
and will return today.
Mr. C. I). Moseley, of Laurens, vis
ited his sister, Mr.;. .J. I.. Killian, on
Washington road yesterday.
Samuel R. Todd, of Laurens, one of
the prominent candidates for the legis
lature, was in the city yesterday.
Sheriff Duckctt, of Laurens, is not
only an efficient and stern officer of the
law when occasion requires, but he is
very fond of singing and took a leading
part yesterday afternoon when the old
soldiers joined in the "Sweet Bye and
Bye" ami other songs.
Col. John 11. Wharti n of Waterloo,
is here wearing his Confederate uni
form. There is not a more gallant reb
in the whole State, than he. He is run
ning for the State senate from Laurens
county and judging from all reports
will make a good race. For six years
he was railroad commissioner and filled
the office with credit."
Death of Mrs. Elvira Parks.
Mrs. Elvira Parks died at the home
of bor daughter, Mrs. T. M. Nesbilt,
of Laurens county, on the Hth of Au
gust, and was laid to rest in the old
Bethel cemetery at Woodruff. She had
been in ill health for three years. She
leaves one son, W. A. Parks, of Clifton,
and two daughters, Mrs. T. H, Ham
mond, of Greenville, and Mrs. T. M.
Nesbitt, of Laurens. She was in her
Mrs. Croswoll, her oldest sister, pre
ceded her to the grave only live days.
"My father has for years been trou
bled with diarrhooa, and tried every
means possible to effect a cure, without
avail," writes John II. Zirkle, of Phil
ippi, W. Va. "lie saw Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
advertised in tho Philippi Republican
and decided to try it. The result is
one bottle cured him and he has not
suffered with tho disease for oightcon
months. Bofore taking this remedy he
was a constant sufferer. He is now
sound and well, and although 60 years
old, can do as much work as a young
man." Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Only a Certain Amount of Work Can be
Done in a \ear.
Clifford Seminary discourages both
the skimming and the craming method
The time-honored college curriculum
is followed. English and mathematics
stand first on the list.
A thorough knowledge of these two
branches is insisted on because they are
of the greatest practical value in all
life work and because they form the
onlj solid solid foundation for good
On this foundation i ; based a thor
ough business course thai Iiis a girl for
successful office work as well as the
broader courses of training that lead to
the degrees of A. B, and B. S.
Clifford Seminary has a full corps of
college trained teachers, who are capa
ble and enthusiastic workers, t horoughly
in love with their work. They make
every elforl to develop character and
the highest type of womanhood. They
are the- friends and sympathetic com
panions of the pupils out of the school
room and share their recreations and
No training can hi tter prepare teach
ers fo>- the children of South Carolina
than this. Schoo! Trustees who have
tried them write: A Clifford Seminary
graduate is our first choice always."
Other special features of this institu
tion are: Limited numbers, home-like
atmosphere, ideal location and climate
conditions, comfortable buildings and
equipment, very low expenses. No
school in the State gives you more Jfor
For catalogue address
Union, S. C.
Managers of Election.
The following have been appointed to
conduct the primary election in Laurens
county August 25th:
Clinton?J P Dillard, T F Milam, R P
Clinton Mill?E Y McQuown, John A
Smith, Calvin Templeton.
Lydia Mill, Clinton?E F Anderson,
Carl Barksdale, J B Scott.
Hopewell-G C Hopkins. J L Craw
ford, C V Monroe.
Lanford Station John DeShields, J S
Higgihs, J M Fleming?
Youngs W P Harris, J M Gray, C R
Cook's Store?J B Cook, EW Patton,
W R tiaston.
Stewart's Store HR Prior, WC Stew
art, Parks Coodwin.
Dial Church?D B Godfrey, J H Cur
ry, D 1) Harris.
* Power V A White, R C Owings, J T
Woodville-J E Wham, WR Putnam,
W L Abercrombie.
Shilon R C Wallace, W II Gray, J II
Gray Court C B Shell, D L Brooks,
L 7, Wilson.
Ekom L C Culbertson.T H Burts, A
Mt. Pleasant?W W Fowler,G Marion
Moore, Mose Madden.
Waterloo J E Henderson, 1)C Smith,
W H Culbertson.
Daniels Store?W. L. Cooper, J. P.
Jones, J. C. Martin.
W L Cooper.
Tiptop- W A Anderson,John A Puck
ett, W J Anderson.
Langston Church ?Reed Todd, M M
Pool, F L Donnon.
Ora W E McClintock.W T Blakely,
0 L Hunter.
Cross Hill-T M Pinson, E L Wells,
R D Nance.
Tumbling Shoals?J L Baldwin, R M
Holt, W D Sullivan.
Brewerton?J P Simmons, Earle El
ledge, T T Wood.
Princeton J M Wood, W 1 Freeman,
A J Monroe.
Sardis Thos L Johnson, Sr, R J Mc
Grary, Hamp Stone.
Udells?Watts Dcane.Joe Payne,Tom
Mountville P B Richardson, William
Boyd, M B Brisp.
Lwurens Mill W W Blakeley, C P
Martie, J W Snoddy.
Laurens No. 1 J B Brooks, James F
Owings. L G Balle.
Watts Mills M. A. Knight, J. P.
Penland, W. W. Stone.
Laurens No. 2?J. W. Thompson, Z.
R. Traynham, W. M. Irby.
BEST OF PROOF
That Hyomei Will Cure All Forms of
Testimonials could be printed by the
thousand, many of them fronv Laurens
and nearby towns, saying that llyomei
absolutely cures all catarrhal troubles.
Tiie best proof of its unusual curative
powers is the guarantee that Laurens
Drug Co. give with every outfit they
sell "Money back if Hyomei does not
do all that is claimed lor it."
Hyomei is not a secret remedy. Its
formula is freely given to physicians
who want to know-what they aro using
when they prescribe Hyomei. It is
guaranteed under the Pure Food and
Drug Law by Serial No. M18.
There is no dangerous stomach drug
ging when llyomei is used. Its healing
medication is breathed through a neat
pocket inhaler, reaching every part of
the air passages, destroying all ca
tarrhal germs and curing the disease.
Tho phraso "Dixie" or "Dixie's
Land" Is supposed to be derived from
one Dixy, a kind hearted slave owner
on Manhattan Island In fhe latter part
of tho eighteenth century. Ills treat
ment of Ids negroes caused them to
regard his plantation ("Dixy's") as lit
tle short of an earthly paradise, and
wlien any of tho slaves were taken
away from their old homo they were
always pining for "Dixy's" and singing
and talking of its Joys. When slavery
moved southward, the same Ideal of
"Dixy's" was taken along, and In tho
fourso of time, Its origin being forgot
fen, It was applied to the southern
homes of the negroes. ? New York
The secret of fashionable beauty. I
asked the question of a beauty special
ist. In order to be round, rosy and
very stylish, take Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea. 36 cents, Tea or Tab
lets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Mrs. HIgsloy-Clara, I must Insist
thai you send young Mr. Granley away
earlier. It was long after 11 o'clock
Ins' night when you closed the front
door after him. Clara?I know, mam
ma, and I havo mado up my mind a
dozen different times to make him leave
early, but he has n way somehow of
always giving the Impression long aft
er the shank of the evening has passed
that he is just about (o wny something
one has been waiting for. It's awful
exasperating! St. Ixnils Republic.
. A (iiand Family Medicine.
"It gives me pleasure to speak a good
word for Electric Bitters," writes Mr.
Krank Conlan. of No. 43o Houston St.,
New York. "It's a grand family med
icine for dyspepsia and livor complica
tions, while for lame back and weak
kidneys it cannot be too highly recom
mended." Electric Bitters regulate
thedigostlve functions, purify the blood
and impart relieved vigor and vitality
to the weak and debilitated of both
sexes. Sold under guarantee at Lau
roni Drug Co.'s and Palmetto Drug
Co. 's drug stores. GOc.
Now Zealand's Belt of Geysem of
If ono can luinglno n furious and ac
tive volcano with a crater a thousand
miles In extent, sunk level with the
earth and thinly covered w ith a screen
of soil, ono has some idea of t lie a wo
Inspiring "Wonderland"' or New 850ft
laud's north Island. You cannot poke
a Btlek Into the ground without start
ing ? boil tug spring, and wtiorovcr
younturo -the ground Is fairly alive
w|jjh geysers of boiling wnter?steam
Jots and blowholes, with quivering vol
canoes and' gurgling "mud pots," nil
colored fantastically with rainbow
hues, ranging from brilliant sapphire
to vivid scarlet Stranger still, tue
entire faeo of this region Is constantly
changing in shape and color, nod there
aro hot springs hero stretching In a
continuous chain for 300 miles. The
ground throbs nud quivers with vol
canic activity, and sot In the midst of
it all are native Maori villages of sur
passing interest, a strange race of
magnificent savages, who, although
they hnvo been cannibals within the
memory of man, are now a highly In
telligent raco and actually send rep
resentatives to tho parliament In Wel
Tho native women, gorgeous In gar
ments of crimson, green and purple,
are forever puffing stolidly at big
pipes and going hither and thither
about their household work with the
quatnteSt of babies slung across their
backs. This reminds mo that domes
tic work In this strango region Is
made light Indeed for while house
wives ns well as the Maori women.
Every garden and back yard has Its
hot water provided by nature.
And when these easy going people
grow hungry tho mother prepares a
meat pudding or a joint aud drops
it into n convenient pot of natural
boiling water in the earth, and in a
few minutes It is cooked. The same
conveniences aro still more in evi
dence on washing day. Stepping care
fully through a tangle of boiling gey
sers and gurgling mud pots, one sud
denly comes upon a great collection of
native women nnd girls doing their
washing in a vast smoking lake big
enough to hnvo steamers on lt.?W.
T. Fltz-Gornld in St. Nicholas.
LIVING PROOF OF IT.
How Marriage Develops the Best
Traits In a Man.
"By tho way, Mary," said Mr. Win
terbottom, "young Ascot asked for
my advice today about getting mar
ried." ? ?
Mrs. Wlnterbotlom looked up from
tho pile of socks that she was darn
ing. "And what advice did you give
him, John?" she said.
"Er?hand mo them matches, will
I you? My pipe's out," snld Wlnterbot
She transferred the mound of mend
ing from her lap to a ehnlr, rose and,
taking the matches to her husband,
quietly resumed her work again.
"Well," continued Mr. Winlerbottoin,
, wallowing In his big ( hair, "i told
Ascot to\ go ahead ami marry at once.
I told him what I have always ht*
lloved?uamcly, that nothing develops
tho best traits in a man's character
like matrimony. Nothing, I told him,
so splendidly brings into blossom
those seeds of unselfishness, of BOlf
sacrifice, that lie dormant in oven the
best of bachelors. The bachelor thinks
only of himself. The married man
forgets himself In the protecting caro
that he must eternally lavish upon
wife and babes. Coarse, selfish brutes
of bachelors I have soon transmuted
by marriage Into a fine gold of such
self forgetftllucss and lender consider
ation, such delicate solicitude and
Mr. Wlnterbotlom bad been slapping
his pockets and frowning. Now ho
stopped abruptly. "Here's my pipe
out," he snld, "and I forgot to bring
down thnt pouch again. Do you mind,
Mary? It's on the dressing table In
the fourth story front."
Mrs. Winlerbottoin, with pleasant
nlucrlty, hastened from tho room.?
New York Press.
Spoiled the Prayer.
A west end man who had been out
with a pnrly of friends sipping from
tho bowl of Joy more than usual stag
gered home, at a loss to know how to
conduct himself to prevent Ids wife
knowing he wns Intoxicated. After
turning (he question over In his mind
several limes ho decided that It would
be well for him to kneel In prayer just
before retiring, as he sometimes did.
"What In the world aro you doing
there, John?" asked his wife.
"Well, your prayer might have inoro
effect If you took off that silk hat"?
St. Louis Republic.
Can We Pull Anything?
Sir Oliver Lodge, tho eminent Eng
lish scientist, snld In a lecture that
thero 1b no such thing ns pulling. To
speak of a horse pulling a cart was, bo
said, Incorrect. Tho horse did not pull
tho enrt. It pushed against Us collar
nnd thereby produced motion In tho
carl. .Similarly tho oarsman pushed
the wnter, nnd tho mnn drawing a
handcart had to clnsp tho handle, nnd
the driving forco was caused by tho
part which clasped the handle nnd was
therefore behind It. Even if the cart
was fastened to the man's cont tall he
did not pull It He pushed against his
"And would you marry me If 1 wore
a poor girl, working for a living?" ask
ed tho heiress.
"Darling," responded the accepted
suitor, "It wouldn't bo fair. You'd be
doing enough In supporting yourself."?
EDISON THE VICTOR.
Ho Humbled the Pride of tho Fust
Edison mode his first record ns a
telegraph operator In Memphis. A eon
temporory says ho camo walking Into
tho office ono morning looking like n
veritable hayseed. He wanted a Job,
and, although his appearance was not
prepossessing, the ofllce was short
handed, and ho was assigned a desk at
tho St. Louis wire, the hardest In the
ofllce. "At tlie end of the line was nn
operator who was chain lightning and
knew It," says Francis Arthur Jones'
"Life of Edison."
"Edison had hardly got Bented before
St. Louis called. The newcomer re
sponded, and St. Louis started on n
long report which lie pumped In llko
a house nil re. Edison threw his leg
ovor the arm of his chair, leisurely
transferred a wad of spruce gum from
[ his iiocket to his mouth, took up n
I pen, examined It critically and started
In about fifty words behind, lie didn't
stay there long, though. St. Louis let
out another link of speed, and still nn
other, and the Instrument on Edison's
table hummed like an old style Singer
sewing machine. Every man in tho
olllce left his desk and gathered around
the jay to seo what ho was doing with
that electric cyclone.
"Well, sir, lie was right on tho word
and taking It dow>> 111 the prettiest cop
pcrplnto hand you ever saw, even
crossing his 'tV and dotting his 'I'H'
and punctuating With as much care ns
a man editing telegraph for printers.
St. Louis got tired by and by and be
gan to slow down. Then Edison open
ed tho key and said:
"'Hollo, there! When are you going
to get a hustio on? This Is no primer
"Well, sir," said the gentleman in
conclusion, "that broke St i/ouls all
up. He had been rawhldlng Memphis
for a long time, and wo were terribly
sore, and to have a man In our olllco
who could walk all over him made us
feel like a man whose horse had won
Rafting Down the Canyons of an Un
mapped Glacial River.
With provisions for only ten days a
party of explorers in Alaska found ono
September tlint they must build rafts
and take their chances of letting tho
swift river carry them to settlements
where food could bo obtained; other
wise Ice ami snow would shut them In
from all "hope of rescue. In "The
Shameless Diary of an Explorer" Rob
ert Dunn tells of the Journey on the
roughly mode rafts.
"At 11 o'clock today began tho most
thrilling sport I know, rafting down
the snaky canyons of an unmapped
"Fred and I captained the Mary Ann
IL, the other three the Ethel May. We
rasped and hauled them over the gravel
shadows of our tributary, shot out
between the main walls of the stream
and seized upon that boiling curroid
"Wo reached silently from cliff to
cliff. Jammed pike poles Into the slate
shelf overhead, twirled out of eddies.
Wo bumped and grounded. Wo dashed
overboard and on the run eased her
across shallows. We tugged half an
hour to make an inch at each shove
through the gravel, suddenly plunged
In to our necks, and she leaped free as
we scrambled on.
"Bowlders rose through white ruffs
of water in mldehannel. Wo might or
might not hang on them for a perpen
"You must be very handy with a
pole. You must have a hair lino eyo
for moving angles, the strength of an
eddy, the depth of foam milling over
a stump. You must be surer of the
length of your pole than a polo player
of the roach of his mallet. You must
he quicker than a Slwash dog. Von
must know tho different weight of
each log down to ounces, the balance
of tho duffel piled high like n dais,
covered with the tent and the boon pot,
tho macklnaws and tho ox lashed to
till tho lashings. It's a pretty game."
A Risky Subject.
"Do you think, sweetheart," queried
tho young man with tho evenly divid
ed hair, "that your father will con
sent to our marriage?"
"Well," replied tho fair one, "of
course papa will bo sorry to lose me,
"But," Interrupted tho rash youth,
"I will remind bin) that instead of los
ing 0 daughter ho will gain a son."
"Dearest," rejoined tho wise maid,
"if you really want mo you mustn't
say anything of the klud. Papa has
three such sous boarding with him
now, and bo's a llttlo touchy on tho
Many specimens of unconscious hu
mor nro received by tho editors of that
monumental work, tho "Imperial Gazet
teer of India." A district was said to
bo "nn extensive rolling plain, consist
ing' of alternate ridges of baro stony
hills and narrow fertile volleys." An
Interesting item of natural history was
afforded by tho remark, "The buffalo
differs from tho cow in giving milk
which Is richer in butter fat, in volco
and in having no hump." ?London
"I have poured every day this week
at somo function or other," remarked
the vivacious girl.
"Well, welll" murmured tho old gen
tleman who overheard her. "Now I
know what Is meant by the term 'a
reigning belle.'"- St. Louis Republic.
No man prospers in this world by
luck unless it be the luck of getting up
early, working hard and maintaining
honor ond lutegrlty.?Beecher.
SAFETY AND SURETY
Safety of principal and surety
of interest are the two factors
that make all investments, large
or small, desirable. And that is
what we offer every man, woman
and child who opens a savings
account with us. One dollar will
make the beginning?and the
best time to begin is right new.
Laurens, S. C.
Chicora College(! Ml HlLhE
Owned and Controlled by the Presbyteries of the Synod of Sonlii Carolina,
A High-Grade College for Women?A Christian Home School.
Graduate courses in the Arts and Sciences,Music,Art, Expression, Gymnas
tics and Business; Large and able Faculty; Beautiful Grounds; Lie ant
Buildings; Modern Conveniences; Healthful Climate; Location in Pied out
Section, and in city of 25,000. Fxpenses for the entire y< ji
A. Tuition, board, room and fees : : : : $1 13.00
15. All included in proposition (A) and tuition in Music,
Art or Expression $203.00 to : ::::::: 213.00
The next session opens September 17th. For catalogue and information
<17-10t Address S. C. BYRD, D. D., President
Littleton Female College
One of the most successful and best equipped boarding schools in the
South with hot water heat, electric lights; other modern impr< vemei
258 boarding pupils last year. 27th annual session will begin }e|)t. 1<
For catalogue address .1. M. RllODKS, President, 1 on, N. - .
rpntfol A r orl^t-nir A high-grade Prepar;
fl~U II /ALctUClIlJ' for boys and young men
dustrial and agricultural equipment. Located <>n 700-aere farm um mil
from Littleton College and under the management of the ante 11
of Trustees. For new, illustrated catalogue address
J. B. AlKKN, Principal, Littleton, Kurth Carol a.
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Laurens, S. C.
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