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Laurens, S. C.
LAURBNS. S O.. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28. 1904.
If Was Instituted Last
II. B. HUMBERT, W. M.
Organized With Full Complement or
Officers and Will Be Known
as Laorens Lodge.
A new Masonic Lodge lias been In
stituted in this city under authority re
cently granted by tho Grand Lodge of
Tho new lodge will work for a year
undor this authority at the expiration
of wh'ch time application will be
made to tho Grand Lodgo for a
charter. At n tnect'ng he'd in Ma
sonic Temple Friday night Dec. 23d,
the lodge was organized with a full
complement of officers as follows :
H. B. Humbert, Worshipful Master;
C. H. Roper, Senior Warden; R. A.
Cooper, Junior Warder; C. A. Powor,
Secretary. R. F. Jone?, Treasurer; A.
C. Todd, Senior Deacon; L. Georgo
Balle, Junior Deacon; J. H. Parks and
K. A. Babb, Stewards; W. H. Gllker
son, Jr., Tyler.
The personnel of the officers Is repre
sentative of the leading ycung business
and professional men of tho city and
the now lodge starts out mo?t au*plcl
JOHN WARY WATTS.
Fol nicr Adjutant General of tho State
Columbia, D:c. 25. ? John Gaiy
Watte, former adjutant general of tl o
Stale, died at tho Columbia Hospital
tlrs morning. Tho news of his death
was unexp.cttd and occasioned a
shock in tho community, where he has
lived for nearly fourteen years. For a
week or more Col. Watts has been
quite indisposed, suffering from asthma
cr a light attack of pneumo- hi. Oa
Thursday of this week he went out of
his room and was greeted by Lis
friends on the dtreets. Then ho went
to his room and was qulo-3 sit k.
Dr. Mclntosh attended Col. Watts
and on Fiiday evening Dr. Lester,
who was Col. Watt9's regular physi
cian, was called in. Dr. Lester soon
discovered that Co'. Watts was a very
ill man and gave him constant atten
tion. It Wua fuUnd lual Co'. WatlS
could get bettor attention at the Co
lombia Hospital than in his pivato
room, and yesterday afternoon ho was
taken to the hospital snd in twelve
hours was dead.
Dr. Loster thinks that the immedi
ate cause of death was bronchial usthma
and ho doubts if there were any other
causes, such as organic heart trouble,
because he made a careful examination
before Col. Watts was taken to the
John Gary Watts was born at Gary's
Lane, Nowberry County, on September
14, 1860. His father, Capt. John W.
Walts, was a gallant soldier and officer
in the 3 1 s nit Ii Carolina volunteers,
b-igade, and served with distinction
through the whole war from Gettys
burg to Chickamauga, and from Ma
nassas to Johnson's surrender. He was
much beloved by hla friends and com
rades. Ho was exceedingly popular
and was at one time the Bherlff of Lau*
rens vCounty. His mother was Miss
Josephine Gary, tte accomplished
daughter of Dr. John K. Gary, de
ceated of Newborry county.
Col. Watts received his primary edu
cation at tho Laurens Male Academy
and at the ago of 17 entered the Cita
del of South Carolina Military Acid
emy, where ho remained until ho grad
uated in 1890. He had already becomo
a member of the militia whllo a cadet
at the Citadel.
In 1890 ho was appointed assistant
adjutant general under Gen. Farley,
the latter having boon a member of
his father'* company in the war be
tween tho States, and held that posi
tion during Gon. Farley's administra
tion. In 1801 he was elected Adjutant
General of the State and was re-elected
for a fiubsequcnt term of two years.
Ho forved four years In the office of
Adjutant General and made a very
After ho retired from public life ho
wont into the life insurance business,
and ho h .s boon doing very well In
that work and had worked up a good
Tho body, accompanied by relatives,
will bo taken to Laurens to-morrow for
Interment.- -Correspondence News and
Everybody in Laurens heard of the
death of Col. Watts Sunday morning
with profound regret.
Ills mother, Mrsi Josephine Watts
aud other rolatlves reside horc.
Tho body was brought to Laurens
Monday afternoon for burial, the ser
vice, conducted by Rev. J. P. Pitts,
taking place at tho city cemetery at 4
Tho pall bearers were: Dr. W. D.
Ferguson, J. K. Vance, W. II. Ander
son, C. D. Barksdale, J. F. Bolt, C. U.
Hoper, Col. H, Y. Simpson, C. C.
Honorary?Dr. H. K. Alken, C. W.
Tune, T. F. Simpson, W. H. Gilkerson,
Maj. W. A. Watts, Col. J. W. Fergu
"Neglected colds make fat grave
yards." Dr. Wood'a Norway Pine Sy
rnp helps men and women to a happy,
vigorous old age.
B??T? the ^ ^ Yo'i Have kUnji 8ou?hl
1'KHSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mi.--- Josephine Fuller expects to re
turn to Winthrop next week.
W. W. Ball of Charleston Is visiting
his mother, Mrs W. W. Ball.
Miss Olivia Ingram is spending the
Chris* mastlde at Sumter.
Jack O. Brown was up from New
berry a few days this week.
R. P. Fleming will go to Greenwood
teday for a brief visit.
Marvin Yeargln of Union spent a
fow days this week in the city.
Mrs. Goo. M. MeDaniel and children
are visiting in Greenville and Plckens.
Reu! en Olardy of Mullius is visiting
re'atlves in the city.
Miss Jessie Stall and Mr. Jonnlngs
Stall of Greenville aro visiting their
sister, Mrs. W. W. Dodson.
Miss Jennie Owings of Columbia is
visiting the family of R. F. Milam on
West Main stioet.
Congressman J. T. Johnson and
family of Spartanburg aro visiting In
B. G. Peterson of Manning is visit
ing his mother and other relatives in
tho city during tho holidays.
T. K. Hudgens went to Kasloy Sud
day to spend a few days with his
Mrs. W, O. Prcntiss and children
left Monday for a visit to relatives, and
friends at Orangeburg.
Miss Mazie Littlo of Clinton Is vis
iting has parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. W. II. Garrott Is vlsl lr,g her
son, Claude W. Garrott at Greenwood
Eigene D. Langtton is off for a tea
days visit at Johnston, his firmer
H. D. Muhaftey and Mi:s May Ma
halToy spent Sunday and Monday with
relatives in the Rabun C.eek section.
Mies Dorcas Calme.*, who is teaching
at Albermarie, N. C, Is with relatives
here duiing the Yuletldo.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Poo'c of Jones
ville h^ve been the guests this week of
M?'. and Mrs. L. B. Blackwell.
Sarouol F. Garlington, Esq. of Aug
usta, is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Creswcll Garlington.
Mr. and Mrs J. U. Garlington aro in
tho ci y from Spartanburg visiting
relatives and friends.
Daniel Becks of Roanoko, Va., ar
rived in the city Friday to spond the
holidays with ft lends and relatives.
Wash Jones and Floyd Henderson of
Mt. Gallagher were In tho city Friday
on their way home from the South
Miss Rosa Loo Burton of the Chester
Graded Schools is spending the holi
days with ber parents, Mr. and Mrs J.
F. Burton of tho city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Blakoloy are
moving toCopeland, Darlington county,
this week, where Mr. Blakeley will
engage in fanning.
Ernest Sandberg, a polite salesman at
The Hub goes to Columbia to-morrow
for a brief visit, thence to KnoxviTe,
Tenn , to visit his parents.
Prof. Thos. F. Jones of Ninety Six
passed through the city yesterday on
his way to Columbia to attend the State
Educational Rally thero.
Miss I'll else Boyd, who has boon at
The Hub this season is sponding
ChrlMmas with her parents in Spar
Miss Carrie Lou Dorrob, teacher of
tho New Harmony school, is sponding
the holidays with hor parents in the
Monday evening, January 9th, is
when the Hon. Geo. R. Wendling will
deliver his lecture "The Man of Gali
lee," instead of Saturday, January
7th, as stated last week.
Misses Ro~a Leo Franks and Eleanor
Dunkelt vb?"d in tho Rabun section
the first of tho week and attended the
Christmas tree at Rabun Crock Church
Rev. M. W. Hook, tho no w pastor o
the First Mothodist Church, will ar
rive in the city tomorrow with his
family froaa Bamberg. He will pro
bably preach his first sermon Sunday
Miss Ollnthia Jones is at borne f.om
tbe Presbyterian Collego for Womon,
Columbia, sponding tho holiday season
with her paronts and othor relatives In
Wlllinm Lancaster, stonographer
and secretary in the ofllee of N. B.
Dial, president of tho Enterprise Btnk,
is spending Christmas at his homo in
Franklin Piorco Pylos of Brazil, who
is taking a special lltorary course at tho
University of Virginia, is spending
tho holidays with friends and relatives
hero and at Cross Hill.
Miss Josephine MeSwaln of Agnes
Scott institute, where she holds Iho
cbalr of Modern Languages, arrived in
the city yesterday and is the guest of
Misses Sullivan, Meng and numerous
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hudgens havo
asi their guests this wick Mrs. B. K.
Humphries and littlo son B. K. Hum
phries, Jr. of GafTney, Harry McCar
ley, Misses Macey, Kessle, Clara and
Elise McOarloy and Miss Fanona Koox
THE WEH VI AN MONDAY NIUHT
Was quite a Brilliant and Successful
The Christmas dance given by the
Laurens German olub Monday night
whs a very delightful ovont.many fash
ionably and beautifully dressed women
and handsome mon gracing the oc
Tho'german was 'ed by Sam'1 R. Todd
with Miss Talulah Calne. Other
couples dancing were!
Elizabeth Calne and McFarlnnd Irby,
Claudia Crews and R. G. Franks, An
nie Rlchey and Brooks Sullivan, Lizzie
Riohey and R. B.OhildreBS, Bessie Fore
of Greenville and W. R. Richey, Mary
Bowen and Ohas. A. Ellelt, Grilfie Dor
roh and Albert Teague, Annie Wheeler
and Gus Simmons, Mias Thames of
Charleston and T. C. Swltzer.
The Stags: Billy Copelaud, Tom Lit
tle, Tom Robertson, and Jas. Davis t,
Clinton. Y. H. Vance, Norwood Vance
of Columbia. J; K. Vance, Nat Rich
ardson, Billy Sanders, E. Wilson, and
R. E. Cope land.
Mrs. T. H. Nelson, ied by
Willie and Teddy Nelson, is visiting
her sister, Mrs, J. C. Tucker, in Co
Miss Katherine W. Jones Is spend
ing Christmas week at her father's on
Harper Street. She will return Mon
day to her duties as music teaoher at
Taylor's, Greenville county.
Death or a Child.
Lois, the twelve months old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Mahaffey,
died Friday morning from a brief at
tack of laryngitis. The little one was
laid to rest Saturday at Highlan d
The afflicted parents havo the sym
pathy of all their friends.
Fine Fox Chase.
A party of young men from this city
enjoyed a fine fox chase Monday morn
ing, A "red" was imported for the oc
casion and ho gave them a suporb run
of two hours. About fifty dogs com
posed the pack. Burk Clardy, one of
the most enthusiastic devotees of the
sport seoured the trophy, tho brush.
PARTY WAS NOVEL.
Knlghtg or Pythias to Banquet?Ten
Days Vacation for (ho College?
Visitors nud Others.
Clinton, Deo. 20th?Mr. and Mra.
A. V. Martin are visiting relatives in
Atlanta this week.
Miss Etta Leo leaves today on a
pleasure trip to Florida.
Misses Marlon and Emmie McCrary
are with their aunt, Mrs. Wnde Thomp
son at AbbevlUe.
Mrs. J. A. Bailey's home was never
more attractive than on Christmas
Eve with the decorations of holly and
Christmas wreaths Eaoh guest was
asked to tear from paper some animal.
In the contest Miss Katherine Bean
was given the prize for guessing the
names, Miss Howe for tearing out the
best an'mal and Miss Clara Duokott
was presented with tho consolation
prize. On leaving the dining room,
where a delightful sntad and sweet
course was served, Christmas favors
were given, and being opened proved to
be caps nnd hats of tissue paper, which
wero donned amidst much merriment.
Thoso who enjoyed tho afternoon were:
Misses loa and Laura Vance, Duokett,
Hale, Howe, Davis, Horton, Kathorlno
and Elizabeth Bean, MoOrary, Spen
cer, McCaslan, Adams, L- e, Wright,
Bailey, Young ana Kennedy. Mos la
mes J. Q. Phillips, J. W. Copc!and, J.
L. Wright and H. L Todd.
Miss Howe of Oroenvillo was with
Miss Hale from Saturday until Monday.
James Davis and Tom Robertson of
Cletnson aro at homo during tho holi
Tho College closed on Thursday for
a ten days vacation and most of the
students left for their homes by Fri
Jarars Hill of AtUn'a who his just
returned from a four year cru'so on
tho U. S. S. San Francisco, stopped
over for a fow days with W. M- Mc
Dr. J, J. Booz-r and Miss Anna
Booz r aro in Lauren) this week with
Mrs Ran Little.
Mrs. Arthur Shookley and M'^s Wil
oox of Spartanburg are guests of Mrs
Mies Addle Horton spent eevoral
days in Atlanta last week with Mrs.
Invitations Lave been issued by
Clinton Lodge, No, 84, Knights of Py
thias to their annual banquet on the
evening of Dee. 30th.
LeRoy and Bruce Boggs of Piokons
are visiting their aunt, MrB. H. I.
Dr. and Mrs. Homor Todd will spend
part of the weok in Slmpsonvllle.
Mr, and Mrs. Ben Parrott leave this
week for Texan, where they expect to
make their home.
Dr. and Mrs. John Le?h of Boston
are visiting Mrs. Thorn well Jacobs for
a w?-*k or ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Adair will be in
Alabama this week, visiting Mrs.
Air. UIx Weds Miss Wallace.
Clarence E. Hlx of this city and
Miss Arianna Waiiuce, daughter of
Watt Wallace of Youngs tcTwnship,
were married Sunday night at the
home of J. T Oozts in Spartanburg,
Rev. J. W. Shell, officiating. Mr. Hlx
is tho son of Mr. ar.d Mrs. Jesse Hix
and holds the petition of assistant
electrician and englneor at the oily
H? is expected to return 'o the city
Friday with his bride.
Happy Home Coming.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Putnam of
Barksdale have bad a family house
party at tbo'.r elegant home during tho
Yuletlde, two of their handsome sons
and two accomplished daughters, Lelng
tho guests of honor. The young men
are Prof. E. E. Putnam, manager cf
the muslo department of the Co-Edu
cational Institute at Orangeburg and
W. A Putnam, Jr., student at Cicmson
and the young ladic-*, Miss May Put
nam, p-inclpal of tho high school at
Wagner and Miss L\ila Pu'nam, stu
dent at tho Greenville Female College.
It ta9 been a splendid Chri-.traas with
this happy famliy.
Ecz ma, scald hea-i, hives, Itohlncss
of'the skin of any sort instantly re
lieved, permanently euied. Dan's
O'ntmont. At any drug store.
POPULAR WATERLOO COUPLE WED
Miss Ynshtl Fuller Becomes Itridc or
Mr. Johu Sims.
A marriago of Interest to a large cir
cle of their frionds throughout this
section of tho State was that of Mips
Vashtl Fuller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs II. 0. Fullor, to Mr. John N.
Sims, which occurrod at tho Wr.lerloo
13ap',i9t church on the evening of
Thursday, December 22d.
Tho church was beautifully decorated
with overgroens and [lowers. While
the guests wore arriving Lohengrin's
woddiug march was skillfully rocdered
by Miss Mario Henderson. Tho wed
dlug ceremony wa6 performed by Rev.
J . A. Martin, pastor of tho brldo, in a
solemn, impressive manner.
Tho attcndenls were Miss Elizabeth
Wharton, maid of honor, and Mr. Al
gie Sims, best man; Miss Laura Walker
with Prof. R. B. Watson; Ml-s Ola
Oulbertaon with Mr. A. C. Long, Miss
Helen Sims with Mr. R. 0. Smith.
After tho ceremony a small number
of relatives and friends woro received
at the bride's homo, and later a bulfct
luncheon was served. Many elegant
presents bespoke tho esteem in which
the young couplo were hold.?The
Christmas Treo for Sunday School
Tho children of tho second Metho
dist Church Sunday School were given
a Christmnss tree Sa'.urday evening at
tho church. The tree was loaded with
all kinds of presents for the little ones
and they greatly enjoyed the occasion.
Lyceum Attraction January Ith.
Tho next number of the Cray Court
Owlngs Lyceum course will bo given
by Earl Ward Pcarce, humorist, Wed
nssdvy evonlug, January 4th. Admis
sion 2f> cents.
A brilliant man onc^ said: "n.\
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cine I ever saw. I was run down, ner
vous, weak; could not sloop?was a
very sick man, I took a thorough
co'.irso ?six bottles?and am well.
JNO. W . ST AGO
And it not only makes men as good
as new, but women us well. Sohl by
Palmetto Drug Co.
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I STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
'.K^aaaaawaaapnMiiii. ?n ,?mi ?mi.
Tho DeKalb Cotton Mill located nt
Camdcu was sold last Wedi esdny by a
specl.il niasler of tho United States
Court to Geo. M. Wright o! Union for
Congress adjourned hist Wednesday
until Jatiuary 4th.
At Soneca last Wodnofday a crazy
negro or?;ff.'d a panic by running
through tho streets, nrmed with an
axo und screaming: '1 am Elijah
Dowle, got out of the way." Fora
time lie was given all tho room ho
wanted and no one disputed his claim.
Finally ho was arrested aud lodged in
the guard house.
Col. E. H. Aull of Ncwbcrry has
been appointed chief clerk of tho ou
grossiug doparlm?nt for the coming
legislature. Ho succeeds W. W. Brud
ley, who has been elected to a county
Tbo Broad River Light and Tower
Company capitalized at a $1,000.000
with head olllcos in Charleston has
b'^on chartered and will develop Luck
hurl Shoals, Colon county. J. L. Da
vis is president and M. V. Haselden,
Secretary aud Treasurer of the Com
Last Tuesday morning a young white
man and a woman called at tho home
of Mrs. Padgett, near Saxon Mill,Spar
tanburg county, and asked Mrs. Pad
gett to take charge of thoir little three
year old daughter until they could go
into tho city and do their Christmas
shopping. Tho lady consented, the
coup'e departed and have not been seen
since. Their names aro unknown to
Mrs. Padgelt. She Is taking good care
of the child.
After a trial lasting three weeks, Iho
proceedings of which were featu:ed
d lily in all tho newspapers of the coun
try, .\ mistrial was ordered in the
ease of Nan Patterson, a show girl of
Now York, who is charged with the
murder of Ceaser Young, a race track
sportman, soveral months ago Young
was shot, and ki led in a cab as he was
being driven to tho pier accompanied
by Miss Patterson. IIo was about to
leave New York for a trip abioul and
was going to the pier to join his wile
f.t tho trip when ho tr.ot his death
Rattle Walker, a whilo woman of
Swi'/.or, Spartanburg county, was
found dead In a wagon at Glendale,
Thursday morning last. Two white
men, Tom Donahue and P. A. Bluke
wero with the wagon ami it is said tho
men had two quarts of whiskey when
they left Spartanburg the evening be
fore. The woman began drinking
freely. D?ring the night they stopped
ar.d built a fire and had something to
oat. After resuming their journey the
woman took another drink and fell
forward on the front gate of thewagon.
She was picked up by one of the men.
She lay down aud died in about tv:o
R. .\. Adams, the Colloton county
murderer, who escaped jail last sum
mer while utdir scntoncc of death and
for whom a $\,000 reward was ottered
by tho Governor only a few days ago,
was oapturod Wednesday night by the
SlieriIT of Colloton county, assisted by
a po.'se. Acting on advice from the
Governor's oilieo, Adt>.ms has been
placed in tho State Penitentiary for
safe keeping. Adams killed Henry
Jacques, a neighbor, two yea-s ngo.
fie was convicted of the murder and
sentenced to bo hanged. The cass has
a traced much attention, both families
bring prominent in that county. Ad
ams will be oaried bofoto the next
court of sessions i nJ sentenced.
WED DIN N Al HURRICANE.
Miss Clury Oxner and Mr. Carl .Marlin
Miss Clury Uxuer and Mr. Call Mar
t'li were married at tho homo of the
btlde near Uurricano church Christ
mas day. The ceremony, which was
witno-scd by a largo number of friends
and ro'ativcp, was performed by Dr.
bean of Clinton,
N ra Martin is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. 10. T. O.xncrand is a popular
and attractive young woman.
Mr. Martin, tho groom, Is a farmer
of Owing-villc and is a young citizen of
stf r ing qualities.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hill, Mrs. W . II.
Campbell c?f the city attended the wed
THE NEWS OF MADDEN
Madden, Leo. 26.?Christmas is here
and 1004 will soon be numbered with
things of the pas'. As 1005 looms up
bt furo us may wo all rosolvo tJ livo a
bolter lifo in the futuro than wo have
in tho past.
There is quite an ingathering of our
young i eoplo for the holidays. Mr. A.
it. Langston, who is teaching near
Westminster, Miss Emma Cunningham
at Cross Anchor, Miss Carrie Langston
at Shady Grove, nro spending the week
Mr?. Ella Hudgens hai moved near
R iv, E, C. Watson tilled tho pulpit at
Pro*poct yesterday in tho abser.ee of
Rev J I) Pitts.
John M Hudgens, the Laurons coun
ty Pension Commissioner, will aliond
in the county Auditor's office each Sat
urday in Jatiuary 1005, charged with
tho duty of preparing all pension pap rs
In a condition to go hoforo the connty
board, which me ets on tho first Monday
in February next. All porsons not. on
the pension roll who are entitled by
law to a pension will fllo their applica
tion on a Satuiday In January n< xt, and
till persons on the pension roll entitled
to bj rais.d to a higher clafs will a'so
m?ke applloallOO at timo abovo rained.
w. P, Coker',
Ch'n. County Pens'on Hoard.
FOR HIS MONEY.
Dan Fuller Found Dead in
ROBB 1211Y THE MOTIVE.
Tho Murdered Mnu Lived Aloue and
Had Dcen Dead Several Days When
Uody Was Discovered.
Dan Fuller, oolored, was found doad
on tho lloorof his ono room cottago in
the town of Mountvillo Christmas morn
ing. Fuller had been dead a wook per
haps, but tl. ore wui no mis'aking tie
fact that ho bad been done to death in
a brutal and horrihlo manner, his
throat having: been cut from ear to oar
and his head crushed in with tho polo
of an axo or somo blunt imploment.
Tho ghastly discovery was mado by
Mr. Conway Sm'th, Fuller's landlord.
The house was locked and Mr. Smith
had to forco an entrance Later tho
key was found in tho yard.
Robbery was undoubtedly tho motive
far tho foul deed as it is said by tho
white oiMzens of the \ielnity that it
was known or gonrally supposed that
Fuller had a considerable somo of money.
He was about 50 years old, lived by
himself all his life, worked hard and
saved his earnings. For his savings he
must have foifeited his lifo as no ono
60 far as known had aught against Dan
S) fur tharo seems to be no c'uo as to
"he murderer and robber. A nogro
Wv man has told of seeing Fuller and
ar.other nrgro sitting by the fire in
Fuller's house a few evenings ago just
at nightfall and after that time, as she
renn mbers, tho house was closed daily*
This fact, ho wovor, docs not Roem to
have caused suspicion among the neigh
bors or pa^ser^by as no investigation
was mado. Mr. Rmlth visited the place
with a prospective tenant with tho view
of ascertaining when tho old man in
t-ruled to vacate the house as he had
given i'. up for another year.
The finding in t he vicinity of a pocket
book which has been identified as
Fuller's removes all doubt, if any ex*
itte.l, as to tho theory of robbery.
Sin dl l ire Saturday Night.
What would have be:n a serious on -
flagratiou was narrowly averted Satur
day night, about li o'oicox. A miow
windo w of W. Cl. Wilson & Co's store,
w?s discovered on fire. The p'a'e g'aBa
fiOntnnd sash at rear were intact and
tho latter close 1. Tho proprietor had
put out all lights and closed upau hour
before. Passersby broke the front
glas?, pulled the contents out on the
wet sidewalk and extinguished the
blaz ?. Tho window was trimmed in
holiday garb of hol'y, hosiery, towels
blanket?, etc. Tho los-, will not exceed
$100. The building and stock wero
both covered by insurance. 'J he only
explanation is fiat a spark from lire
works discharged on the squ ire gained
entrance through some crovioo ami ig
nited the in 11 am able contents.
CITY DEMOCRACY OIl'MNIZtil).
Officers Elected and Machinery Put lit
Motion For City Primary.
At a meeting held in the court
house; yesterday afternoon the
Democracy of the city was or
ganized for the purpose of order*
iug and holding a Primary elec
tion in which a mayor and six
councihnen will be nominated
for the ensuing term, beginning
The- Primary will lie: held some
time prior le> the ge neral election
which is in March.
The Laurens City Democratic
Club is the name of the new or
ganization and its officers are: A.
C. Todd, President; Dr. W. C.
11by, Vice President; R. K. Babb,
Secretary; J. B, Brooks, Treasu
An enrolling committee, one
from each ward, was chosen as
follows: Waid i, J. II. P>i\>e>ks; 2>
J. 0. C. inennng;3,G, P. Smith; 4,
C. M. Babb; 5, R. L?\ Jones; 6, T.
The president, secretary and
treasurer constitute a committee
to prepare a constitution and byj
laws for the club.
The next meeting will be held
in the court house, Wednesday
morning at 10 o'clock.
I'odity pnln loses its terror if vou'yo
a bottle of Dr. Thoroa Hlrctrlo Oil in
the house. Instant relief in on<?cs of
bums, t ut, , .sprains, accidents of any
Women love a clear, healthy com?
ploxion. Pure blood makes lt. Bur?
dock Blood Hitters makes pu.o blood.
Evorybody f?? know I havo just re
eolvod a car <>f Tonncsjeo Horses ai d
Mules and want to hell them at onco
cheap. F. W. MARTIN.
TUK5PASS NOTKT.-All pe.rf.ons
ate hereby warned not to hunt, fish or
otherwise trcspas 1 on my lands.
W. X BALL, Lanford, 8. 0.
For Sai.k ? Thoroughbred 1 single
comb Brown Leghorn ami Harrcd Ply*
mouth Hook Cockerol^, at $1.00 each
J. Wado Anderson