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WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR
OUR MODERN LAUNDRY
Five years ago the Laurens Steam Laundry was started on its successful career. During that time it has
enjoyed a growth in both its business and plant that would have been termed wonderful were not the
reasons for this growth so clear. A laundry cannot extend its field of operation beyond its home town
until it covers a whole state without there being something behind this growth of business. The rea=
son must lie in the quality of its work. It must have been work superior in every respect to that of
its competitors and must have been backed by prompt service and courteous treatment. We are termed
"The Laundry That Made Laurens Famous"
because we have given our patrons just such service as this.
To enable us to turn out such work as this we have equipped our laundry with the most modern machinery,"adopted
the newest methods, employed only careful competent help, and have carefully studied every detail of the laundry
Our equipment embraces machines for the ironing of shirts, collars, and cuffs, that no other laundry in the State
possesses. Our methods are the result of a careful study of the most approved systems in use in laundries through
out the country. Our employees are each one experts in their particular part of the work.
Our business has not only increased by a large amount here in our home town and vicinity but it has also spread all
Our laundry is favorably known and is represented in a majority of the towns in South Carolina.
The people in these places patronize us because we give them better work than they can obtain elsewhere. "The Top
of the Palmetto State," should be your laundry too.
over the state.
BEST BY TEST.
The Laurens Steam Laundry,
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA.
BEST BY TEST.
LODGED IN JAIL.
Charged With Killiug
PARTIES ALL NEGROES.
Tho Arrests Wore Made by Deputies
Ulcun aud Sullivan at Mount
ShcrilT Duekett's deputies, Waltor
D. '.ilecn and Addison Ii. Sullivan ar
rested live negrces at Mountville Sit
urday, b.-ought them to tin cry that
night in a wagon and lodged the bunch
in the county jail. Tho mon whose
?Res range from 2"> t > 00 are hold un
der warrants issued by Magistrate
Eludgens, charging them with the
brutal murilor of Uan Full r, tho old
uegro, who was found dead In his cabin
at Mountvble Christmas day with his
throat cut and head crushed.
Acting under tho direction of Solici
tor Sease, Lawyer It. E, Babb went to
Mountville aud proceeded with tho as
sistance of tho town authori'.iei to
nsako a .thorough cxaninitkn of the
surroundings and a number of sus
pects. This investigation r.r.d fot.o
further detective work by tho ofllcerj
led to tho arrest of Hob and Joe Item
ing, Dan Caldwell, Claude Gcodnnn
and ITcnry Steven-?.
They will prolnbly remain In j dl un
til Court which commences Fourth
Sec tho great lino of ginghams in
new styles at our January Sale.
O. 13. Simmons Co.
Don't forgot our big January Salo
commences Jar. nary Olfi, Monday morn
O. B. Simmons Co.
It ad our big ad on the Ii rat p gj.
O. 13. Simmons Co.
Sec the big Mr o of cmbroldory at our
big sale next week.
O. B. Simmons Co.
A great display of new silks for the
Spring at our big January Salo. Seo
(). Ti. Simmons Co.
( lunch Notes.
'I ho Ilnc8t city and vlllngo churohes
arc painted with tho Longman & Mar
tin. /. p.tints, and wo want every church
to accept our donation whenever they
8 ai d (> mako 14. thcroforo when you
w .int foitrtorn gallons of paint, buy enly
eight of Ij& M and mix?ix gallons of
puro linseed o 1 with it, making actual
0 s' of pilot i.bout $1.20 per gallon.
Don't pay #1.50 a gallon (or linseed
oil (worth ?0 tents) which you do when
you l.ty other paints in a can with a
paint labol on it.
M>my houses aro well painted with
four gallons of L & M und threo gallons
of linsotd oil mixed thorowith.
Wears and covers liko gold.
The.'o celebrated oalnts sro sold by
W. h, Hoyd, laurens, 8. C.
( linton Pharmacy, C Inton.
Col. Crews? Connection with Tito Herald
Covers Period of Half Century.
This issue of I ho Herald is the last
for the year 1004, This newspaper was
founded October, 1845, consequently it
is in the sixtieth year of it-? existence
The writer's oanneotlon with it began
when the paper was in its comparative
infancy, October, 184!), moro than fifty
live years ago?ibis connection, how
ever, being broken by a residence o!
four years in another county imme
diately precet Ing^nd four years in tho
war between the Slates. Thus, bit as
soc'ation with this paper, in one capac
ity or another, covers a period of noar
ly half a century.
As wo grow older it is natural for ns
all to live more cr le:s in tho j/art;
ht-nci this biief retrospect. Th*i
writer tame to I.aurons when sixteen
years of ego. The placo wasfchon but
a hamlet, comparatively?consisting
perhaps of not moro than eight hundred
inhabitants, all told ? yet small as it
then was it embraocd an honorable,
dignified and, in several Instanco?, dis
tinguished citizenship. Today, ai we
P3n these li^nes, with a population of
more than six thousand, and of all who
were of maturo age?thos-?, wo mean,
who had atba:ned thoir majority?when
wo first knew this town, only throo
persons me Jiving, so far as wo know
rnd believe. Many of our ow.i age,
and o'der, who ?. ?ro hero In tho latter
fifties and early sixths, went to tho
f out in tho great conlliet of. '(il-'<i.">,
but never returned; whilo "Time, the
tomb builder," has carried the more
aged ones to "tho hills of tho dead. "
Now, on the eve of tho ndvont of a
New Yoar wo extend hearty greetings
and good wishes to all our rouders, nnd
bid a final good-bye to tho Old, soon
to-be Dead Year.?Tho Laur?nsvlUe
Herald, Dec. 30.
Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Crowdcr of At
lanta arrived In tho city Saturday and
have assumed tho management of tho
Mothers should always kcop In JSLod
bodily health. They o*o It to their
children. Yet it is no unusual sight to
sco ft mother, with babo in nnns.
coughing violently and exhibiting all
the symptoms of a consumptivo ten
dency. And why should this danger
ous condition exist, dangerous alike fco
mother and child, when Dr. liosoheo's
German S<?rup would put u stop to it,
nt once? No mother should be without
ihis old and tried remedy in tho houso
?for its tlmoly use will promptly cure
any lung, throat or bronchial (.rouble
In horsolf or her children. Tho worst
cough or cold can bo speedily ourod bv
German Syrup-so can hoarseness and
congestion of tho bronchial tubes. It
rankes expectoration cssy, and fflvcs
instant roiiof and, refreshing rest to
tho congh-rakod consumptive. Now
trial bottlon, 26o? largo slzo, 7f>c. At
A FINE FAMILY.
"I have ns.d Dr, King's Blood and
I liver Pills In my family hw! with my
tcn.mts. Am eixty-nlne, anu have
rftlied nine sons twonly-ono years old,
and fourd^ugbtprs, Imvo used all tho
leading liver medicine?, hut lind KiugV
to bo tho best of all.
"Reuben F. Cbrilonbury."
CLINTON WAS GAY
A Hound of Delightful So
! F1MENDLY DOZEN FIUST
T!?*a Followed Mrs. Owens' Dinner
Party, Misses Thornwells' Enter
tainment- K. of P. Banquet.
Clinton, Jan. 2.?Th3 Friendly
' Dozen were charmingly eutertuinrd on
Tuesday afternoon at a progresplvo
tea by Mrs. W. J. Bailey. Unique H
vors wero given rach guest, infking
souvenirs of a delightful occasion. Mrs.
John Leth of Boston, Mrs. Cnoip of
Morth Csrolina and Mrs. Water? Fer
guson were the guests of the Club.
On Wednesday, Mra. W. B. O.vcns
entertained fourteen ladles at a very
attractive Innchoon. The table was
beautiful In red and silver, with center
phcoof vt bite hyacinths and smilax A
delightful seven oourso lunch was
served by Misses Dickson end McCas
One of the most plearant dances of ,
the season was at Copeland's Hall on
Wednosday evening. The visitors j
wero Misses Agnes Midor of Creen- j
Vllle, Inez Dickson of Seneca. Mrs. Ar- j
thur Shoekloy of Sj>artanbnrj>, Messrs. j
Sanders. I lodgers and Baconotliarivns. :
Hill of Atlanta, Owens of N. U.
Misses .Tul a and Bert Vhornwoll
wero tln> guests of honor at a luncheon
given by MIrb Kuthcrino Do an to a
dozen young Jadios on Thursday.
The Christmas mopting of the Act
aeon Book Club was at tho lovoly bomo
of Mrs. C. M. Bailey. In tho adver
tisement contest Miss Ko3D Bailey
won tho prize, a lovoly Dgurn in
On Friday afternoon Mrs. T- Tj. W.
Biiley wus "at homo" to ) ,er friends
from 4 to <i. A floral conte st was the
feature of tho afternoon, Mrs. Jack
Young bearing off the hon> >rs. A de
lightful menu was eorvjd during tho
Ninety gue?ts were pr *8ont at tbo
Knights of Pythias ban quet Friday
evening. A. E. Spencer \ i?s toast mas
ter and tho wclcomo was. given by J.
I. Copdand. Bbv. J. b\ Jacob*, Bev.
T. E. Simpson and Jol in Mo^wain of
Qroenvllle and other a responded to
toasts during tho ovetv-.ing.
During tho boliduyu MifSCfl Julia and
Hort Thornwell of I ort Mill am! Joe
Dean of Coorg'a wor- 3 with Miss Kuytho
Tho fallowing fi cm Lauren?, vtfere
down for tho birnqu et: Mtesos Lyl lr by,
Mary Howcn arid ' flartha it Its; Jot tso |
Vanco ami R, r;opoland.
Miss Ethel ar. f. Oenev ovo lloor..?r ..of'
Newberry spoo 0 .New Year's day wife.'? j
Miss Anna Boo>.?r.
Miss llond jfimmed tober li?me Im
Baltimore yos-jwrday, after spending'1
phrhnims wee (c wltb Miss Ina/Var.na-)
(From second 1'age.)
The StoouTnsIdO ns she entered the
hull. Through the half open door of the
drawing room she saw braided uni
forms grouped about n tnbjo from which
floated out the sound of laughter and
the clink and 1 inkle of glasses, filled
from the cellars.
"And they tell mo," rolled a full voice,
With a bantering chord in it, "that yon
would have snored tlx; lot of them at
Chnrlotlcsvlllo wero it not for n girl.
Flo, colonel! A dragoon should have a
Hterncr heart! Come, now, make n
clean breast of it. "Who Avas the light
".Mistress Tiiiotson of Gladden Hall,"
announced (he aid at the door.
Anne went ml and white nt this
contretemps, and Tn riet on siwang up
with such an exclamation that Lord
Cornwollly, who had risen also, looked
astonishment from one to the other.
Then the commander caught the situa
tion and laughed, as did the whole com
The merriment sent resentment to
Anne's face, and (he general sobered 111*
tstantly into courteous contrition.
"You bear easy honors, mistress," he
said, "therefore overlook our hilarity,
which, I do protest, was yet ill timed
In the pain which the hard usage of
such a noble mansion must hring. I_
regrot," he added, "that Hueb things
must he. War in not a tender game,
and beauty must suffer with the rest."
"Von mistake," she told him quickly.
"I come not to complain, but to nsk a
favor. A negro was taken on this
jproporty and is now held by your men.
He bus been my own body servant all
may life. Surely you cannot lack for
servants. I nsk you now to give him
back to me."
"It's the nigger named John the Bap
tist, I presume, sir," suggested one of
the officers. "Colonel Dundns has him."
CornWUIlls bowed, with an easy, good
humored smile on hi:: big, confident,
'masterful face. "We who enjoy the
hospitality of this mansion can scarce
refuse HO light a favor (o her who, un
der happier elrcuinslancos, should bo
Our hostess. Von shall have your body
"I thank your lordship," said Anne,
Scaling himself, Cornwallis wroto a
hasty line, folded the paper and band
ed it to her.
"Colonel Dundas* brigade lies with
Slmooo at Spencer's ordinary on the
WllliniusbUl'g road," ho said. "Ho will
give you return pusses."
The Officers rose as she swept n low
courtesy from the threshold. The old
held her stirrup with deference, and
,\Jie cantered down through the gates
ai\l took the west road with a Joyfulry
beoftng heart and the written order lu
the packet of her gowu.
]\\ti who did not finish the journey.
She had fared scar o half the Avay when
i\ far popping came from the distance.
The next hill showed puffs of smoke
hanging above the trees, and she knew
thai the sound wns the rattle of Ott?
gaging musketry. Could her eye have
plen cd beneath that follngo she would
have uoen the first skirmish of La
fayottc'n campaign, the brilliant charge
of MtThorSOU'S dragoons upon 81m
?ha had pulled up, startled at the
round, when n low but familiar voice
OA Hod her from the thicket.
".lohn the Itaptlst!" she cried.
' Vas'm, Mis' Anne, et's me," bo re
upended, with a moist grin, parting the
bushes. "I warn' gwlnter curry no
Britisher bosses loop! 'Twai n' no uso'n
'cm waliopln' me?meh hide's toughor'u
"They let J'OU go?"
He threw back his head like a bay
ing hound and laughed loosely.
"Norm! Dem BqUltlch eyed seoun'ls
nuvver let nuttin' go. I kep' meh eyes
Bkunt (mi tuk ter de hresh <lis ve'y
mawnln' slleker'n er weasel. Qrcnscd
lightnlu1 couldn't ketch me: Whut yo'
doin* heali, Mis' Anno? Wltnr yo'
"Yo' jes' ride llckoty cut down dar
ergnln. Dot's do bos' place. 'Speck
Mars' John be down dar Mreekly."
For a fortnight Burwoll'S heard the
grind and rush of the armies so near.
At length this lulled. Cornwnllis had
withdrawn sullenly into Yorkflbwn.
Then in early September a momen
tous mcssngo How from lip to lip.
Washington was comlngl The wary
Commander in chief, pretending plans
against New York, had led Sir Henry
t'lluton to recall pint of his force from
the Chesapeake and then, tui'n?ig front,
had marched with speed for Virginia,
where Cornwnllls lay with all his army
in the elbow of the bay, leisurely forti
Hack of this swift inarch of 400 miles
lay vital tidings. A new French licet
was on its way to the Chesapeake.
Lafayette drew his troops between tho
British ami a retread into the Carolinas.
Tin- patriot army Avas hastcu?ng down
upon them from the north. Would
Clinton scent danger and send ships to
snatch Cornwallls from tho closing
jaws, or would tho French licet come
In time to block the sen way out'/
Hut Virginia knew nothing of this at
first. She only know that Washington
One night Anne was awt.ikened to an
unusual sight. Out on tlie Jasper col
ored river cauio a succession of huge
barges, and from them, nbove the plash
of oars and erouk of cordage, rose the
hum of a multitude. She lcwied fur
from the window to listen. ICow like
phantom shadows the brist'Jug deals
swept past! "What can it be?" she
" 'Tis the French, come in \tho fleet of
De Grosse," said Mr. Burtwcll. "It
must now be at anchor In Hampton
Bonds. Thank Godl Thank -Cod!"
There was a thrill of rejoicing in his
tone, but Anne's heart beat painfully.
Hope and help wore come to ber land
to Virginia the bOf.Utlful, the-tragle, tho
tender. The first promise of this help
had come to it. when strong arm called
to counsel and counsel to strong arm
and both feared to answer. And ho
who bore4bOft messnge? Denied by her
Hps that "ailed to him, dishonored by
her baud 'that ached for n touch of him,
what thougjit now had his heart for
Tho dark shapes passed on to the
notch of Jamestown Island that night
and dtstforgorfN an army. Silently they
filed up Archer's Hope c reek and drew,
with Lafsyette/f? troop", the fatal cordon
Tho fleet 'that brought them lay in
tho river mouth below, and when the
British ships ,AV.hi<h Cornwallls had
been prrfinisod tore to that smiie-day,
with fourteen hundred guns, Do
Crasse's wntcblfnl frigates battered
tl "m away.
The would bo, rescuers sailed back,
and Cornwnllls fwoke to find himself
entrapped. ^.^ |
On the day Washington's allied ar
mlos marched Into Wlliiumsburg, Anne
stood with Colonel Tillotson on tlio
steps of the cnnltol to see them pass.
Tho Continentals were ragged, worn
with painful marches In heat and rain,
with stained rags covering old wounds,
but with tho unquenchable resolvo In
their faers. Rochttinbonu's French wero
uniformed in white, with rose colored
facings, eager, debonair, carrying gold
wrought standards that caught thesun.
Anno watched through smarting eyes.
Somewhere, waiting these, among those
other troops lying panting against the
hills nearer Yorklowit, was the one
faee which meant the whole war?the
whole world to her.
Steadily, under (lie enemy's lire, bat
teries rose along the parallels. From
one to another of these rode Knox,
placing his gunners, his round, jovial
face creased in smiles, in Iiis element
at last. And these gunners for live
days, from sunrise to sunset, hurled
iron and flamo upon the defenses.
Tho Inner parallels crept toward (he
rlwr bank, tightening the line. Hero
their advance was stayed by a redoubt
on the high bank, thirty feet above the
river. It had resisted aill the force of
"If we take that redoubt," said Wash
ington to Knox on the afternoon of the
fifth day of tho bombardment, "Corn
WalllS must surrender."
Colonel Armand, with a handful of
his troopers, rcconnoitCl'Cd that after
noon on the rigid, came near the river
and in advance; of tho foromosl Ameri
can battery. From the redoubts far
to tho left camo a scattering whistle of
grape and now and then the grinding
belch of a carronade. Tho air was full
of the heavy, pungent smell of burned
powder and the reeking sc ut of fresh
His gaze had sought tho wide river
for a moment and turned up the
stream with a look that was fixed and
"A prisoner, coming from tho town,
captured under the river bank, sir."
The voice recalled him. "Bring him
Tho man brought before him looked
With a start, then smiled with a gleam
of mockery on his ruddy Hps. Ar
inaud's face was Immovable.
"Still the same, colonel," the new
comer flaunted, with n glance at the
other's uniform. "Still captain ?Tarrat.
My Philadelphia wound, as you see,
proved not so bad. I am on my way
now out of the precious rat trap yon
der. I have small liking for these pe
culiar delays. Suppose you scribble
mo a pass through the Hue ."
"Sergeant," said Armand, "lake this
man to tho trench and glvo him ten
minutes to go back to Iiis own re
A swarthy red came to Jar rat's face.
"I would speak with you alone a mo
mcnt. I have a communication to
At Armand's nod the others fell had;.
"What is your communication'/" ho
"You have covered your pn i very
Woll, but I know you. Do you i nn in
ker that day at the congress? Well, I
?in not dumb. Now, will you lot me
For answer Armand recoiled his B< r
goant. "(Jive this man ten loshes," ho
commanded, "boforo you start hlra
from tho trench."
Jflrrat looped back, snarling like fl
?OX_ttt hay. "You would da re 7"
To bo Continuod.
I CITY OPERA HOUSE, t
(| ONE NIGHT ONLY
$ __January 10th, 1905.
<S LAUGHING EVENT
^ Frank S. Davidson in
% The New
@g Up to Date : A Little Beyond ||
iS "Tsel^cted'olw ' gl
?8 ACTORS THE IMPERIAL Jfa
? SINGERS and SOLO ?
6$ DANCERS ORCHESTRA S1
? 2?Tlx^W::2^"*C "T^OSquarc &
?g 20 -ARTISTS?20 Magnificent Scenery gl
Reserved Seats on Sale Monday January 9th, Jl
at Copeland's. Jgg
I have for sale Succession, Wakefield and ICarly Spring
Cabbage Plants, giown in open air on sea coast from seeds
bought from the best and most reliable Seedsmen in the
United States .a llic following prices F. O. B.
Lots 1,000 to 5,000 $1.50 per M.
?? 5,000 to 10.000 $1.25 per M.
Lots Over 10,000 Special Prices on Application,
SPECIAL, INDUCEMENTS TO DEALERS.
Any information as to the cultivation of Cabbage will
be cheerfully given on application.
S. J. RUMPH, Adams Run, S. C.
Take notice that on tho ITtti diy of
January, ]!)or>,j will rendo? a flail no
count of my arts and doinga as Admin*
ist rut ?r of the- estate of Fannie <'.
Parks, decoascd, in the c ilicn of Judge
of Probate of Laurens county at 11
o'c'o k a m ., anil on t Im same date will
. I'p'y for a liuil discharge from my
11 ust as such Administrator,
All per uh having demmd i against
f?aid estate will nleate pr. sent them on
Of before thai date, proven and authen
t'cited, or bo forever barred, and all
persons indoblod to said ostuto must
mako payment to the ucdertignid bo
fore that date.
W. M. HUNTER,
10 in Administrator.
jfVM Kind Vo-i llavn Always BougM
we want all interested in
lO HAVE OUR NAME BEFORE THEM
Wrlto ua slating what kind of
Machinery you uso or win
Install, and wo will rmll you
Free of All Cost
A HANDSOME AND USEFUL
POCKET DIARY AND ATLAS
OR A LARCH
Gibbcs Machinery Company,
COLUMBIA, S. cT~"
A STOOK OF HORSE POWER HAY
PRESSES TO BE OL03EO OUT AT