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1 MEDICAL SOCIETY
2 HERE 20 YEARS AGO ?
S (VV. W. B. in The State) I
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On a spring day of tho year. 1890,
in tli?' village of Lauren?, then having
a population of about, 1,800, before a
COtton mill had been built, before tho
"square" and tho streets bad been pav
ed with virrliied brich, before au auto
mobile bail broken (be silence of the
ni;;lit with its infernal snort and more
Infernal smell, before the bandsumesi
public building on tlx* handsomest
site in South Carolina hail been erect
ed, ami before the legion of the sur
geon:, of tho armies of tin' Southern
Confederacy hail crossed to the great
beyond, the South Carolina Medical
association met in the COUll house of
this .same city of 1.aureus - now a
"modern town" of 15.000 to 8,000 people
eqtllppod with everything that makes
n man hurry through life.
That was an eventful meeting HO
years ago and it had sensational fea
tures which engaged the lively atten
tion of a youthful newspaper man
Which I do not purpose to mention.
Tlie surgeons of the Confederacy,
still in the active service of humanity,
were numerous and many a gathering
of line spirits laymen and of the fac
ulty, was held and there was such
comradeship as only another war can
lay the foundation for. Let us boo
here were some of them: Dr. A. Q.
Kollock of Chcrnw, Dr. McKie of
Eklgofleld, Dr. W?hlte of Anderson. Dr.
11. James Evans of Florence. Dr. it. w.
Taylor of Columbia. Dr. .1. Nott
Moore of Spartanburg, Dr. A. A. Moore
of Camden, Dr. Francis L. Parker.
dean of the South Carolina Medical
college, a little later of Charleston; Dr.
Crange Simons of Charleston, Dr. .1.
.1. Ho/.eiuan of Ninety-Six and Dr.
John L. Ancrttin of Charleston. These
1 well remember. Of them Dr. Moore
of Camden. Drs. Parker and Simons
of Charleston survive. There were
others of that generation perhaps who
were here, but few remain.
Others who were not veteran sold
iers bin who lived to la- veteran phy
sicians and who have passed away
were that gracious and brilliant gen
tlemnn, R. ?arnwell Rhett of Charles
ton and bis friend. Peter Courdin De
Saiissuro of the same city two of the
most accomplished men that have
adorned medical practice In the South
ern States. One who vat here then
and read a paper and is here again was
Dr. Charles \V. KollocK (son of Dr.
A. C. Kollock) who la here today?ac
tive and zealous in whatever pertains
to the profession. It is inspiring to
see bow the pride of the profession is
handed down from father to son by the
medical men of South Carolina, an
other prominent and brilliant man here
today being Dr. John L. Dawson
president of the association, son of
Dr. John L. Dawson. one of the most
distinguished physicians of the Char
leston of 30 years ago?a city where in
learning ami standards of professional
Intregrity the profession lias reached
and maintained lor a century and
before, a renown that la justly recog
nized throughout the American re
The association of today is of a new
plan. It Is more business-like, pro- !
gressive and compact, its working is
In tho hands of men under 50 few
elder are to be seen here. It hns a
"house of delegates." representing the
county associations, by which the rou
tine business is conducted and, by tho
way, the resolution amending the con
stitution, passed by unanimous con
sent yesterday, providing for the elec
tion of officers the first day of the
meeting instead of the second Is sig
nificant of the latter methods of tho
Association. The design is to be rid as
early as possible of the business and
"political" side, if I may use the ex
pression, of tiie annual meetings
that the attention of the members may
be given without interruption to the
hearing and discussion of the scientific
side, which, of course, is the primary
You Risk Nothing by Trying
Wo Wim? every ono troubled with
indigestion and dyspepsia to come
to (Mir store and obtain a box of
ltcxall Dyspepsia Tablets. They
contain IMsmuth-Subnitrato and
['ep$tn prepared by a process which
develops tlioir greatt. -t power to
overcome digestive disturbance.
Kcxall Dyspepsia Tablets are very
pleasant to take. They soothe the
irritable, weak stomach, strengthen
and invigornto tho digestivo or
gans, relievo nausea and indiges
tion, promote nutrition and bring
about a feeling of comfort.
If you givo Roxall Dyspepsia
Tablet8 a reasonable trial wo will
return your money if you arc not
i atisfied with tho result. Threo
pr/.cs, 25 cents, .r>0 cents and Si.00.
Jtomomber you can obtain Hexall
Remedies only at?Tho Rex all
Laurens Drug Co., Laurons, S. C.
and overshadowing object of the asso
ciation. Apart from the papers con
tributed, this action by the bouse of
delegates is the most important of
the present session and its unanimous
passage discloses the pervading senti
ment of the doctors that they he not
diverted from the serious alms of the
profession at these gatherings.
Let me recall, before leaving this
subject, some of the physicians of
I.aureus, who were living and active
in 18!)0. Dr. John A. Harksdale had
retired after a long and successful
practice but he was an active business
man a banker?and participated In
the sessions. Dr. Thomas .McCoy, a
fine old soldier doctor, was the dean of
tiie profession here. Dr. .1. I'atillo
Simpson, one of the very noblest
physicians that the Piedmont country
lias known, was at the beginning of
his great work in Laurens. Nine
years later, in the flower of his useful
ness, he was cut off--from dlsonse
doubtless brought on by self-sacrific
ing devotion to his duties. He was
only about 52, had served In the Con.
federate army as a hoy soldic.- ami
been wounded, studied medidU'J after
the war and was one of the most be-'
loved men who have ever lived In
LnuretlS. Another especially notable
llgure was Dr. .lohn Smith, a "country
physician." "peg leg," men lovingly
called him as he had lost a leg in the
Confederate service. Few liner patriots
have lived in this county and hun
dreds of poor families owe an over
lasting debt to him. He died some
So much for remlniscense. it is a
splendid body who are in the Masonic
temple for the flrsl session now, about
150, I should judge. Not a do/en are
here who were present at the meeting
in Laurens 20 years ago.
Every family and especially those
who reside in the country should be
provided at all times with a bottle of
Chamberlain's Liniment. There is no
telling when it may be wanted in case
of an accident or emergency, it is ,
most excellent in all cases of rheuma
tism sprains and bruises. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
Nh'WS FROM RAM > COUNTRY.
Condition of Mr. 0. Histnr Bnhh Con
tinues Quite Critical.
Rabun, April 25.?Mr. Calvin chock j
of Laurens spent Saturday night and
Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Mrs. Melvlnn Abererombio spent last
Monday night with her daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Marcus Owens and Mrs. Hebec
co Owens were the guests of Mr. and |
Mrs. Claude Wasson last Wednesdr
in the Friendship community.
Mrs. H. H, Mahon and family spent
Saturday night with Mrs. Anna West
of the Poplar springs section.
Misses Vivian Owens. Mae and Allle
Babb enjoyed a mos! pleasant day last '
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Nancy
Mr. L. R. Babb and Mr. Lawrens
Armstrong of Oroon Pond section
spent Sunday with Mr. Wistar Babb
who continues critically ill.
Miss Edna Owens was a visitor of
Misses Mamie and Lai a Stone Satur
day night and Sunday.
Messrs Lee Chapman and Willie
Cray of Fountain Inn attended the ser
vice at Friendship Sunday morning.
A most enjoyable day was spent at
Tumbling Stoals Saturday, the Eden
school closed on Friday and Miss Ella
Belle Copeland, the teacher, gave a
picnic to the school children and
friends Saturday at the Shoal. A large
number of people were there, and one
ami all had a good time.
Your tongue is coated.
Your breath is foul.
Headaches come and go.
These symptoms show that your
Stomach Is the trouble. To remove the
cause is the first thing, ami Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets will
do that Easy to take und most effec
live. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
See the values we offer for 10 cts.
S. M. & B. 11. Wilkes & Co.
Miss Martha Apertlon. Miss Lelta
Harksdale. W. L. Babb, Ever Helle
Mlanham, .Ilm Brown (2), Miss Anner
Davis. Mrs. Ada Evans, Willie Hollo
was, Richard Hooper. .lohn Leach, Mrs.
Rosetta E. Lawson, Mark Moots. Miss
Larry Martin. Mrs. Nettie Reams, MIsh
Carry Reaves, Mrs. .1. R. James, J. W.
Sloan. M. S. George, E. M. Taylor, l'red
The above letters have remained In
this office uncnlled for for a period of
two weeks ending April 23rd. 1910. The
owners of any of the above will ;deuso
call at window and say that letter is
advertised and upon the. paymehl
one cent name will be delivered.
0E0. S. McCRAVY. P. M.
Laurens, 8. C.
April. 21th, 1910.
The regular spring teachers' exnm
Inatlon will ho held in the court house
In the City of I^nurens on Friday,
May 0th., beginning promptly at nine
o'clock a. m., and closing at five p. m.
Teachers desiring to take tho examina
tion will govern themselves according
ly. Oeo. L. Pitts, County Superintend
ent of Educntlon, Laurens, S. C. 37-3t
MET DUKES AND PARTY.
Delegation from Laurens Confer With
Trolley Line Builders.
On Wednesday a delegation coin
posed of O. B. Simmons, Dr. W. H.
Dial, W. L. Gray, R. A. Cooper. .1. A.
Smyth, Jr., R. W. Trlbble. E. P. Min
ter, Senator Wbarton, went to Green
ville for the purpose of calling on the
Messrs Duke and party with refer-J
once to the proposed electric railway1
line. The delegation was cordially re
ceived and the directors were told of
the advantages of a' line through this t
The following from Thursday's
Greenville News, bearing on the meet-1
Ing and its import, is of further inter- 1
The directors of the Anderson.
Greenville and Spartanburg Hallway,
twelve In number, met yesterday
mori 'iig in the oll'.cc of Mr. W. J.
Thnekstone, on West Washington
street. At this meeting Mr. .1. B.
Duke and party were present, and al- '
so Mr. D. A. Tompkins of Charlotte,
j The meeting was held at 9:1"> o'clock.
After transacting the routine bust- j
iieso before tho meeting n delegation
was received from Abbeville headed'
by ex-Senator T. B. Gary. Mr. Wade'
II. Cothran, Mr. W. L. Greene and
others, who urged on the board the |
advantages of extending the inter-ur
ban lines to Abbeville.
Later a delegation of sixty people
from Laurens, Clinton. Fountain Inn,
Simpsonvllle and other points along
the Charleston and Western Carolina
Kail way between here a.nd Clinton
was received by the board.
They told the directors of the ad
vantages t ) be derived by putting the
lines through that part of the coun
try, tapping the Seaboard Air Line
After receiving the different com
mittees the board of directors de
cided to survey a line to Abbeville
and Greenwood and very likely will
order a survey to Laurens and Clin
ton. The line to Laurens and Clinton
was surveyed a few months ago by
Engineer Slrrine and these papers and >
his report are in possession of the
An Extensive System.
It looks as though an extended sys
tem of the electric railway may be
the outcome of the various negotia
tions of the Southern Power Company
people and of the various Interests
reaching from Anderson, S. C. to Dur
ham, N. C. Mr. James B. Duke has
formulated plans for an electric rail
way passing through the cotton man
ufacturing territory, which is already
covered by the Southern Power com
pany's transmission lines. He states
that he is perfectly willing to under
take to handle a company of live to
eight million dollars to build a sys
tem of electric railways to handle
both passenger and freight, and to
furnish a very quick service competing
in speed with the steam railways and
with cars running frequently enough
to make the service all that could be
desired. He speaks of running a car
service thirty to forty-live minutes
Mr. Duke says there is no trouble
about the finances, but that he would
not undertake an enterprise like this
without the co-operation of the peo
ple along the line. He wants the cot
ton mills to subscribe to the stock
in order that they would be Interest
ed in giving the freight to the new
electric line, and also to use it for
passenger service. At the Southern
Power company development was un
dertaken by these gentlemen in the
most comprehensive way, so if this
road is built it is to be made much
more than the ordinary interurban
trolley to do local passenger business.
The idea is to handle the heavy
freight at night, between 10:30 and
7 o'clock in the morning. This would
put to use the power plants of the
Southern lower company a! times
When they are little used at present.
The plan upon which Mr. Duke bar
suggested this enterprise be inaugu
rated is that half of the stock be cov
ered by bonds, then he wishes to di
vide the remaining half which is to
be common stock in two parts, he and
bis friends in the North taking half'
of It and the cotton mills nnd other
factory Interests along the line taking
the other half. Thus tho investment
proposed for the manufacturing inter
ests Is on a basis of one-quarter of
the total cost.
The Demon of the Air
j Is the germ of LaGrippe, that breathed
in, brings suffering to thousands. Its
after effects nro weakness, nervous
: ness, lack of appetite, energy and am
; bltlon, with disordered ltver and kid
neys. The greatest need then Is Hlec
trlc Bitters, the splendid tonic, blood
purifier and regulator of stomach, Liv
er and Kidneys. Thousands have prov
ed that they wonderfully strengthen
; tho nerves, build up the system nnd
j restore health and good spirits after
I an attack of Grip. If suffering, try
; thorn. Only 50c. Perfect sntlsfnc
1 tlon guaranteed by Laurens Drug Co.,
and Palmetto Drug Co.
Don't forget to come by and look
at the goods displayed In our window,
to be sold Friday and Saturday for 10
S. M. ft E. II. Wllkes ft 2o.
CHARLESTON AND WESTERN CARO
Arrival and Departure of Trains, I.aureus,
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 1909.
No. 1, Leave Augusta.10:10 a m
No. 1. Leave Laurens. 2:32 p m
No. 1. Arrive Spartanburg.. 4:05 p m
No. 5. Leave Greenwood.... 6:50 a m
No. 5. Leave Laurens. 7:55 a m
No. 5. Arrive Spartanburg.. 9.30 am
No. 53. Leave Greenville.12:20 p m
No. 53. Arrive Laurens. 1:46 p m
No.*8G. Leave Greenville_ 4:30 p m
No.*86. Arrive Laurens. 6:25 p m
No. 2. Leave Spartanburg .. .12:20 p m
No. 2. Leave Laurens. 2:32 p m
No. 2. Arrive Augusta. 6:15 p m
No. 6. Leave Spartanburg ... 5:00 p m
Mo. 6. Leave Laurens. 6:35 p m
No. 6. Arrive Greenwood_7:50 p m
No.*87. Leave Laurens. 8:10 a m
No. *87. Arrive Greenville_10:20 a m
No. 52. Leave Laurens. 2:35 p m
No. 52. Arrive Greenville_ 4:0U p m
Trains *86 and *87 daily except Sunday.
TrI-weekly through Pullman Parlor
Car service between Augusta and
Ashevilie on trains Nos. 1 and 2;
North bound, Tuesdays, Saturdays;
Southbound, Mondays, WednescrayB
C. H. GASQUE, Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
Q. T. BRYAN, Gen. Agt.,
Greenville, S. C.
A. W. ANDERSON, Gen. Supt
ERNEST WILLIAMS, O. P. A.,
You will bo pleased with the values
you got for 10 cents next Friday and
S. M. & E. IL Wilkos & Co.
Citizens II. A L, Association Annual
Tho annual meeting of the stock
holders of tho Citizens Building and
Loan association will be held April 28
at the Peoples Loan and Exchange
W. R. McCljEN,
Laurens, S. C, April IS. Secrotary.
Beautiful Dinner Ware
I APRIL 29th and 30th
i GOODS NOW ON DISPLAY
I It T
un OUR WINDOW
On next Friday and Saturday we will sell any
article displayed in our Crockery Window for
This is a beautiful line of goods and you would ordinarily expect to pay
from 25 to 50 cents for the articles you will buy for only 1 (> CENTS.
In the line you will find large Fish Platters, large Game Platters and
plates to match; Salad and Fruit Bowls with saucers to match; beautiful
plaques decorated with Christ's heads, and numbers of other articles.
Remember this Sale is for next
I FRIDAY and SATURDAY, April 29-30
Statement Jan. ist, 1910, to Conn. Ins. Dep'tm't
National \fite Insurance Company
Capital Stock all Cash, $1,000,000.00
Funds reserved to meet all Liabilities,
Re-Insurance Reserve, Legal Standard, 4,f>Sf>,.r>77.28
Unsettled Losses and Other Claims, 802.8o5.9li
Net. Surplus over Capital and Liabilities, 2,840,294.01
Total Assets January 1st, 1910, 0,328,707.25
J. J. ADAMS, Agent
BleacKed Linen Goods
Table Damask, Linen Sheeting and Pillow Casing,
Skirting Linen, Wash Linen and Linen Lawns?
all guaranteed pure flax.
Bleached Cotton Goods
In all Weaves, Plain and Fancy. Here is shown the
Kilkenney Suiting, a plain texture, while sheer, shows
up a round thread, a guarantee for service. With the
return of the season India Linon is still a strong com
petitor among summer textures, having always passed
the laundry test satisfactory. Special numbers are shown
here at atractive prices with pretty designs in Val. Kdges
and Insertions to match for trimmings. A limited cpian
tity of 27-inch Colored Figured Silks, the 50c quality,
at 35c, while they last. Plain and Striped Cotton Pop
lins with Mercerized Finish, in desirable colorings.
"Hydegrade"?This is a double fold printed goods,
prominently advertised in the fashion magazines. A
durable fabric of sufficient weight to make a comfort
able spring suit. New Neckwear and the latest craze
in Hair Fixings, at
W. 0. Wilson & Co.