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Laurens , S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY JUNE 21. 190S.
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IS DECIDED UPON.
Washington Chosen as the
TO MEET IN AUGUST.
Russia Wanted Conference Held in Paris
But Japan Declined to Meet at any
America's national capital has beet)
selected as the seat, of negotiations be
tween the plenipotentiaries of Russia
and Japan for a treaty of peace. The
choice of Washington as the location of
the peace conference marks another
forward step in the negotiations toward
ultimate peace in the far east instituted
by President Roosevelt.
Official announcement of the selec
tion of Washington was made at the
White House as follows:
"When the two governments were
unable to agree upon either Chefoo or
Paris, the president suggested The
Hague but both governments have now
requested that Washington be chosen as
the place of meeting and the president
has accordingly notified both govern
ments that Washington will be se
This statement was supplemented
shortly afterward by a semi-oflicial an
nouncement that "after meeting and
organizing the plenipotentiaries of the
two governments, if it should be found
uncomfortably hot in Washington, may
adjourn the meeting to some summer
resort in the north and there continue
their sittings until such time as the
weather in Washington shall be more
Now that some of the details of the
negotiations, which have been pending
for more than two weeks are known,
the selection of Washington is regarded
as the only logical solution of the pro
blem presented to the belligerent gov
ernments. After the acceptance by
Russia and Japan of President Roose
velt's proposition that they consent to
consider the question of peace, Russia
indicated Paris as the most desirable
place for the meeting to negotiate a
treaty and Japan indicated Chefoo.?
There the subject rested for 48 hours.
Finally, Japan declined to consider j
Paris, for obvious reasons, and Russia
objected to the holding of the confer- ]
ence in an oriental city. Washington
then was suggested as a place at which
the belligerents could meet on common
ground, undisturbed by either political
or personal influences. As a means of
facilitating the negotiations, the presi
dent suggested that the conference be
held at The Hague, the seat of the in
ternational arbitration tribunal and the
location of the first general arbitration
conference called at the instance of
Emperor Nicholas of Russia. He indi
cated that for both practical and senti
mental reasons, The Hague would be a
most desirable place of meeting for the
plenipotentiaries. Further considera
tion of the subject developed the
practically unalterable objection of Ja
pan to any European capital as a seat
for the conference. She objected par
ticularly to The Hague, believing that
it was too far within the sphere of
Russian influence; and for a similar rea
son she declined to consider Geneva.
Until today, however, Japan's irrecon
cilable opposition to the selection of
any European captal was not known de
In view of the selection of the seat
of the conference it is expected that
within a few days at most, Russia and
Japan will announce formally the names
of their respective plenipotentiaries. It
is deemed likely, also, that coincident
ally with the announcement of the
plenipotentiaries an agreement will be
reached as to the time of holding the
conference. In view of the distances,
especially from Japan, it seems pro
pable that the negotiators will not
meet before the middle of August or
first of September.
Prior to the formal assembling of
the conference, it is possible, if pre
cedent be followed, that a peace proto
col will be negotiated. The making of
the protocol will take place before the
declaration of a formal armistice. The
negotiations regarding it probably will
be conducted in Washington and it is
regarded as likely that the respective
diplomatic representatives of the bel
ligerents here will sign the document
on behalf of their governments.
~ T. J. DaV^PORtT"
To Be Tried for Shooting P. C. Smith
Near Kinard's Last July.
On last Friday Mr. T. J. Davenport
was arrested on a warrant charging as
sault and battery with intent to kill
upon Mr. P. C. Smith, near Kinards, in
July of last year.
The case will probably come up for
trial at the court in Newberry next
The Solicitor will be assisted in the
prosecution by Johnstone and Cromer,
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, Schumpert and
Holloway. Mr. Davenport will be
represented by Cole L. Blease and Mr.
G. Duncan Bellinger.
Mr. Davenport gave bond on Satur
Had His Leg Amputated.
Voteran Andy J. Snow of the Friend
ship section of the county, who is
known to his old comrades as an intre
pid soldier aud worthy citizen, had one
of his legs amputated above the knee
a few days ago.
This became necessary on account of
an old wound which he received during
He is reported to be doing very well
since the operation.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. John McKinley of Atlanta is vis
iting his parents in the city this week.
Mr. Archie Young of Tucapau visited
relatives in the city last week.
Capt. W. A. McClintock and Dr. M.
C. Cox were in town yesterday.
Miss Nora Taylor of Princeton is vis
iting in the city.
Mrs. S. G. Simmon:; of Charleston is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. L. Saxon.
To-day is the longest of the year and
bids fair to be the hotestof the season.
Mrs. Alex Bramlett is visiting in the
Miss Bessie Roland goes to Green
wood to-day to visit relatives.
Miss Lulu Donnan of Tylersville was
in the city Sunday.
Mrs. W. B. Harmon of Tylersville
was in the city Thursday.
Assistant Chief of Police Hughes and
family visited his old home near Trinity
Prof. Thos. F. Jones went to Green
ville Monday to visit relatives and to
attend to some business matters.
Dr. and Mrs. H. A. McLcod of Bishop
ville visited Mrs. Roland and other re
latives in the city the past week.
Mrs. Gideon Hellams of Barksdale
spent Sunday in the city with the family
of her brother, Mr. J. O. Teaguc.
Mr. G. C. Donnan of Watts Mill vis
ited in the Poplar Springs section Sun
Messrs. Acy Pitts, Charley Johnson
and Will Summerei of Laurens Mills
visited friends in the Alma section
Prof. J. A. Stoddard, who has been
at the head of the school at Liberty for
some time, has been elected principal
of the Gray Court-Owings Institute.
Miss Lydie Putnam, Mrs. W. S.
Knight, Miss Pearle Rodgers and Mr.
W. L. Rodgers attended church at
Green Pond Sunday.
Mrs. J. E. Carlisle accompanied by
her friend, Miss Emma Jennings of
Spartanburg, returned to Greenwood
Prof. Thos. F. Jones and wife of the
Ninety Six High School arc visiting
families of J. N. Wright and J. W.
Mr. Ben F. Roper and family of
Texarkana, Tex., arrived in the city
Sunday to spend sometime in the city
and county visiting relatives.
Mr. Bee Duckett accompanied his sis
ter, Mrs. Townsend, of Anderson, on a
visit to their sister Mrs. J. B. Jones,
Petersburg, Va., this week.
Dr. J. J. Boozer ia attending the com
mencement exercises of Thornwell Or
phanage. He is a member of the Board
Mr. Ernest M. Henderson of Water
loo has just graduated from the College
of Charleston and is at home for the
Various sections of the county have
been visited by nice showers the past
The third cotton blossom to be ex
hibited came from the farm of Mr.
Thos. Childress, near the city June, 20.
Miss Katherine W. Jones has re
turned home from Chick Springs,
where she has been teaching music the
past six months and has gone on a visit
to her sister, Mrs. Alex. N. Brunson at
Mr. James A. Roland was of tho
graduating class at WofTord College,
taking the A. B. degree. He has re
turned to the city and is spending the
summer with his mother.
Cadet W. R. Richey of the Citadel is
spending a few days at home. He will
go to Columbia about the 28th to be
present at the commencement exer
cises, which begin on the 30th. Mr.
Richey is a member of the graduating
Miss Nannie Martin, daughter of Mr.
A. H. Martin and Mr. D. C. McLaurin,
of McColl, S. C, will be married today
at 10 o'clock A. M.
Mr. J. F. Davis of Ora and Miss An
nie Pully of Tylersville were married
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the
home of Mr. J. A. Davis. Rev. M. C.
Death of an Infant.
Little Lewis, the fourteen months old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Campbell
died Sunday morning last and was bur
ied at Antioch, Spartanburg county, on
Monday. Rev. M. C. Compton con
ducted the burial services.
Lisbon, June 19. ?We have in this
section some very good cotton and corn
and the prospects are bright for a crop
Mrs. J. S. Teague visited in Columbia
Miss Lorie Teague of Alabama and
Miss Eliza Hudgens of Columbia are at
home to spend vacation.
Mr. W. L. Holmes and Miss Kate
Wright attended the commencement at
Mrs. Luma8 Bailey of Columbia will
spend the summer with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Benjamine.
Farmers' Institute for Laurens.
Mr. John N. Wright has forwarded
an application to the proper authorities
at Clemson College, asking that one of
the several institutes, which will be
held at various points this summer by
members of the faculty of Clemson, be
held in this city, July 20th.
Two Temperance Lectures.
Sol. P. M'Call, a noted temperance
lecturer of the country, delivered two
very interesting and entertaining ad
dresses on the subject of temperance in
this city last Sunday. At 5 o'clock in
the afternoon he spoke in the Second
Methodist Church and at half past
eight in the evening he was greeted by
a large audience at the First Methodist
An Urgent Request.
The Advertiser is requested to
urge the treasurers of the Township
Cotton Growers' Association to semi
whatever funds they have on hand to
B. Y. Culbertson, secretary ami treasu
rer, Madden, S. C. Mr. Culbertson, as
treasurer, of the County Associa
tion has been called upon by the
State Association for help. The money
is needed at once.
Delightful Birthday Dinner.
Mrs. J. T. Crews, Miss Bessie Crews,
Master Laurens Crews, Mrs. W. P.
Thomason, Jr. and Miss May MahalTey
of the city attended a delightful and a
most sumptuous birthday dinner given
Saturday evening by Mrs. Chas. W.
Wolff of Alma, in honor of two mem
bers of her family. Others present for
the occasion were: Dr. and Mrs. John
S. Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Thoma
son, Sr. and Mr. Marvin Wolff.
Mr. Zimri Carter Dead.
After a lingering illness, covering a
period of several years, Mr. Zimri Car
ter, a well known citizen of the county,
died at his home near Princeton, Satur
day, June 17th. The burial services
took place Sunday afternoon from the
The deceased was about l>2 years old.
He was a genial, big-hearted friend
and citizen and up to a few years ago
he probably never knew what a day's
sickness was. He made himself
friendly and everybody was his friend.
His wife, who was Miss Addie Riley
and five children survives. The chil
dren are Mrs. Thomas Campbell, for
merly of Cross Hill, now of Anderson,
Mrs. H. Li. Machen of Honca Path,
Mr. Thomas Carter, Miss Lillic Carter
and Mrs. Martin Arnold of Princeton.
A Sunday Shooting Scrape.
Ferrell Milam, a young white man of
the county, is under bond for his ap
pearance at the next term of the crimi
nal court to answer to tin- charge of
assault and battery with Intent to kill,
This is the result of a fight Milam
had with Ader Madden, a negro faun
hand employed by Mr. Ert Adair, last
Sunday morning at a negro house on
Mr. Jim Milam's place.
According to a statement made by
Milam it seems that Madden was abus
ing and whipping a negro woman in her
own yard, which is in sight of Mr. Mil
am's, when he decided to interfere for
the purpose of putting a stop to the dis
turbance. Madden resented the interfer
ence and after retreating within the
woman's house, the fight began. Milam
was struck on the head, apparently
with a rock or brick when he drew his
pistol and fired at the negro two or
three times at close range. One shot
took effect which entered the negroo's
arm just above the wrist and came out
at a point between the elbow and shoul
Mothers lose their dread for "that
terrible second summer" when they
have Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry in the house. Nature's
specific for bowel complaints of every
To Whom it May Concern.
I desire to communicate with the
heirs, relatives or acquaintances of the
following named doctors, who formerly
lived in this county: Jool Anderson,
Allen Blackburn, John Clardy, William
Clardy, Buril Coker, Thomas Daven
port, Calvin Fenley, Clarence Fripp,
Matthew Henderson, William Lcako,
Ludy Pyles, Sr. and I.udy Pyles, Jr.,
W. S. Pinfon, C. C. Ragsdale, Drayton
Shell, Pat Todd, William Traynham,
Whit Vance, J. P. Watts, Elijah
Watson, George Waldrop. Give date of
birth and death and where he practiced
and how long. If he left a family and
the name and residence of some of
Du. Jon J. Boozer,
Laurens. S. ('.
25 CENT COLUMN.
WANTED-W. G. Wilson & Co. want
at once an experienced Dry Goods
Salesman. 46 11
FOR SALE ?Splendid cow with young
G. W. Cunningham,
46-it Maddens, s. e.
KODAK Pictures developed, primed
and finished up. Also Kodaks repaired
E. D. lanoston,
tf At Fleming Bros.
WANTED-You to know that you can
get Wedding Invitations, Announce
ments, Calling, Business and Reception
Cards from us at very low prices. The
very latest styles. High grade work.
Call, 'phone or write, Copcland &
Blackwell, Advertiser Building, Lau
rens, S. C. 46-tf
Only one remedy in the world that
will at once stop itchiness of the skin in
any part of the body; Doan's Ointment.
At any drug store, 50 cents.
Death of Mrs. F. M. Sexton.
Mrs. Rosa A. Sexton, wife of Mr. F.
M. Sexton, died at the family residence
on North Harper street, Sunday morn
ing about 5 o'clock from an attack of,
bronchitis. She was ill about three
The funeral service, conducted by
Rev. J. D. Pitts, was held at the resi
dence at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
the interment following at the city
Mrs. Sexton was a Miss Hill of Cross
Anchor, Spartanburg county and was a
most estimable Christian lady.
She was in the 70th year of her age
and is survived by her husband and six
children as follows: Dr. W. G. Sexton
of Spartanburg, Messrs. George and
Walter Sexton, Misses Annie and Allie
Sexton of Laurens and Mrs. Samuel
Hunter of (Menu Springs.
??The Vidctte," a New Paper.
The first issue of "The Vidette", a
weekly newspaper, was sent out from
Laurens a few days ago. Messrs. W.
T. Crews and W. C. Irby, Jr., are the
editors and beginning July 1st the pa
per will be issued regularly from Co
In their announcement the editors
state that the paper "will be published
in the interest of the reform faction,
the labor question, and will sustain the
dispensary as the best mode of dealing
with the whiskey question and as a fea
ture of government ownership."
Mr. Irby, it is stated, will have
charge of the Columbia end of the en
terprise, while Mr. Crews will remain
Can't be perfect health without pure
blood. Burdock Blood Bitters makes
pure blood. Tones and invigorates the
Clemson College is now arranging
plans to hold Farmers' Institutes this
summer in the counties of the State
during the period between July 19th
and August 5th. Citizens who may de
sire an Institute held in their commu
nity are invited to send an application
to the President of the College, not
later than June 24th. Suggestions re
garding the agricultural questions in
which the community may be interested
are also invited.
The Institute at Clemson College will
begin August 8th and continue for one
week. Distinguished speakers will ad
dress the farmers on important topics
during that week. The railway com
panies have arranged to give rates of
one fare, plus 25 cents for the round
trip from every station in South Caro
lina. Delegates to the Farmers' Inst
itute at the College will please see
that the local railway agent provides
himself with the reduced tickets in am
P. II. MBLL,
'Tisn't safe to In- a day without Dr.
Thomas' Fleet l ie Oil in the house. You
never can tell what moment an accident
is going to happen.
Locals From Lanford.
LaNFORU, June 17. Lanford has been
silent for quite a while, but she i:> not
The farms of this section are mod
erately free from grass.
Mr. J. W. Fleming made a business
trip to'Atlanta last week.
Mr.'J. W. Lanford was in Spartan
burg on business this week.
Mr. T. R. DeShiclds was in Augusta
on business the first of the week.
Mr. Perry Havener and family of
North Carolina are visiting friends and
Miss Leila Epps of Kingstree is vis
iting the Misses Fleming,.
Among the students that have re
turned from College are Misses Annie
Drummond and Minnie Franks of Lime
stone, Mr. Clarence Burdotte of the
South Carolina College and Mr. Lau
rens Patterson of Woll'ord. We are de
light ed to welcome them home.
Miss Harvio Johnson is visiting in
Miss Lillie Drummond has returned
home after a very pleasant visit to
Miss Dodie Thomas is visiting in Lau
Mrs. J. I), and H. M. Johnson and
Mr. John Johnson attended Wofford
Mrs. J. W. Lanford and daughter,
Miss Mossie, spent several days in Spar
Mrs. W. H. Drummond has returned
from a visit to Laurens bringing Mr.
and Mrs. F. P. Rogers home with her.
Mr. Sammic Moore of Moore's paid a
Hying visit to our town recently.
Several new buildings are going up
which will add much to our town.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. DeShields and
Mrs. C. L. Waldrop spent a few days
in Asheville recently.
Mr. IL M. Johnson and little daugh
ter, Othello, have returned from North
Carolina, where they have been visit
Mr. C. W. McCravy spent several
day., in Mountville List week.
Rev. C. B. Burns, pastor of the M.
E, Cnurch here is in Baltimore, taking
a ministerial course.
Misses Lillie and Annie Drummond,
Misses Centilla and Janie Fleming and
Mr. Laurens Patterson attended Wood
Mr. John Cannon of the Laurens bar
and Mr. H. F. Ferguson of Laurens
visi'.ed Lanford Saturday and Sunday.
For sick headache take Chamberlains
Stomach and Liver Tablets and a quick
cure is certain. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey. A\ It
A 01STRESSINQ ACCIDENT.
Smith Fuller, Little Son of Mr. (Hemi
Fuller, Accidentally Shot and Killed.
Smith Fuller, aged eleven years, eld
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fuller,
accidentally shot and killed himself hist
Friday morning about 10 o'clock while j
hunting with two neighbor boys near
his father's home, seven miles West of
the city. As soon as the shocking news
reached the city quite a number of the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller drove
out to offer condolence and any assist
ance that might be needed.
The little fellow was laid to rest in
the church yard at Chestnut Ridge Sat
urday afternoon at 8 o'clock.
It is not definitely known just how
the accident occurred as the unfortu
nate lad was instantly killed, and it is
understood that neither of his com
panions, Masters John Bolt and Willie
Wolff, witnessed the tragedy, though
only a little in advance when the start
ling report of the gun rang out imme
diately behind them.
It is certain, however, that he was
shot just as he was attempting to get
over the trunk of a blown down tree.
One theory is that in putting the gun,
a double barreled muzzle loader, over
the log before he crossed himself, it
was discharged by the hammers strik
ing the log. Another is that he was
probably standing on the tree's trunk
and either dropped his gun or attempted
to place it atan "atrest" position,when
it slipped off and was discharged in the
manner indicated in the first theory ad
The alarm was given at once by the
boys and members of the family has
tened to the scene and the body was
moved to the house.
The afflicted family have the sympa
thy of all their friends in this sore be
The deceased, who was a grandson of
Dr. A. C. Fuller and of the late Dr.
John R. Smith, is said to have been an
unusually bright and attractive youth
and was a general favorite with all
who knew him.
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of faddism to
another, when, if they would only eat
good food, and keep there bowels regu
lar with Dr. King's New Life Pills their
troubles would all pass away. Prompt
relief and quick cure for liver and stom
ach trouble. 25c at Palmetto and Laur
ens Drug Co. 44?4t
THE NEWS OF ORA.
Friday Afternoon Club Gives Book
Oha, S. C, June 17th. -Mr. George
IL and Miss Emma Blakely came home
from Due West last week where they
have been attending Erskine College.
Mrs. William Templeton and Miss
Maggie , of Asheville, N. C, were the
guests of Mrs. Jane Craig this week.
Mr. George D. Blakely came home
from Rock Hill last week where he has
been a student of Catawba Military
Dr. Hunter Bryson was very sick last
Tuesday. We are glad to say that he
seems to be rapidly improving.
Captain and Mr. Dave McClintock
were in Laurcus Wcdneday.
Mrs. Prcssly is visiting her brother,
Rev. B. H. Grier.
Miss Belle Craig, Miss Euphemia
Thompson and Mit?. W. B. Blakely were
shopping in Laurens last Monday.
Mr. George II. Blakely left yester
day for Asheville to attend the Y. M.
C. A. Convention.
Rev. Warren Blakely and Mr. Euell
Blakely were the guests of their brother,
Mr. W. B. Blakely for several days this
Mr. Larry Dillard and Miss Lila Dil
lard were calling in Ora last Thursday
The home of Dr. and Mrs. S. F.
Blakely was the scene of gay festivity
last Wednesday evening the "Friday
Afternoon Club" giving a "Book Re
ception" there. The parlors were beau
tifully decorated wit h flowers and ferns,
and the house was illuminated with
many lights and Japanese Lanterns.
An entertaining programme consisting of
vocal and instrumental music and read
ing was given by the members of the
club. The guests and members repre
sented books and after the rendering of
the programme there was a Guessing
Contest in which all present participated.
Miss Lizzie McClintock and Mr. Earle
Mills were the successful contestants
winning a beautifully bound copy of
"Dream Life." Before the close of
the evening dainty refreshments were
served, and toward the "wee sma'
hours" not only the guests but the
club members gave their hostess assu
rances of a most pleasant evening. The
donations of the guests were quite an
addition to the club's library. Those
present were: Misses Marie Martin,
Euphemia Thompson, Nannie McClin
tock, Lizzie McClintock, Emma Blakely,
Alice McCarley, Bessie Byrd, Mamie
Byrd, Belle Craig, Lizzie Craig, Mattic
Nabors, Janie Nabors, Lillie Nabors,
Mrs. John McClintock, Mrs. W. B.
Blakely of Ora, and Miss Templeton of
Asheville; Messrs R. F. Fleming, A. C.
Todd and Jockey Murff, of Laurens,
Cloud Martin, J. D. Jeans, George D.
Blakely, Larry Blakely, Dave McClin
tock, George H. Blakely, Willie Byrd,
Jim Craig, Mack Bryson, Earle Mills,
W. B. Blakely, John McClintock and
Rev. B. H. Grier of Ora.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to have to endure
the terrible torture of Piles. "I can
truthfully say," writes Harry Colson,
of Masonville, la. "that for Blind Bleed
ing. Itching and Protruding Piles, Buck
len a Arnica Salve, is the best cure
made." Also best for cuts, burns and
injuries. 25c. at Palmetto and Laurens
Drug Co. 44- 4t
GROCERS TO WAR ON TOBACCO TAGS.
Association Meets Soon at Norfolk and
Matter will be Pressed?Grocers Hold
Offer of Premiums Works Harm
and Want Practice Prohibited.
The South Carolina division of the
Southern Wholesale Grocers' Associa
tion has entered the list in the fight
against the tobacco tag and premium
award, which is now in vogiic, and an
earnest effort will be made to have the
Legislature or Congress pass an enact
ment to stop the practice.
There are hundreds of collectors of
tobacco tags in Charleston alone and
the announcement of the organization
of a well directed movement to put a
stop to the tabacco companies giving
away tags and premiums will not be
taken kindly by the collectors. A num
ber of the leading tobacco concerns
present prizes of various descriptions
and values upon the return of so many
tags, with the idea of stimulating the
sale of tobacco. The idea is along the
I same principle of collection of soap
wrappers and the use of trading stamps
I which have secured such a firm hold on
consumers. The collection of these
tobacco tags is carried to such an extent
j that the collectors have a rated scale of
payment for the purchase of these tags,
as is done with soap wrappers and ciga
rette certificates and the collectors are
generally furnishing their homes with
furniture, bric-a-brac and other accep
table articles, as a result of their in
dustry in collection by purchase of the
tobacco, or of the tags, or by other ways
of collecting the tags.
I For some time a counter movement
has been under way to put a stop to
the system of producing sales for to
bacco by the use of the tags, and this
movement has now received the prom
ised support of the South Carolina gro
cers and systematic warfare is to be in
augurated. The association is sending
a circular to dealers, calling the matter
to their attention and enclosing blanks
for signatures, expressing the opposi
tion of the merchants to the use of the
tag and bags, these blanks to be for
warded to the Senators and Congress
men, that the latter may know the feel
ing of their constituents on the subject.
It is not known whether all dealers will
sign the blanks, thereby declaring their
disapproval of the tag system. Doubt
less many will do so, and some opjwsition
will be stirred to put an end to the tag
and premium award, much to the regret
of the collectors. The institution of the
warfare against tags may also promote
the collection of the tags and the dis
tribution of premiums by tobacco con
cerns, but the association is willing to
take the chances on its circular benefit
ing the tag collection business.
The circular appeal of the association
reads as follows:
"This association has been approached
by certain retail dealers here and at in
terior points to solicit your aid in the
abolishment of the tabacco tag nui
"You are fully aware of all the bad
features connected with the use of
these tags as a cash or prenium value,
the frequency of having to sell a tag
or two worth of merchandise, and such
petty annoyances, inconveniences of
which you at many times suffer to re
deem them, none of which you are com
pensated for, as manufacturers invar
iably add the cost of cash or premium
values to price of tobacco.
"Why then should we have a method
continued that pays no extra profit, but
gives instead trouble and annoyances?
We want your aid in having this move
ment brought to the attention of Con
gress, through our Senators and Con
gressmen, and have Congress make
it illegal to put a value of either cash
or premium on tags or bags.
"The State Legislature of Ohio has
already passed such act and our own
Legislature should give us the same re
lief and protection.
"If Congress will hear our prayer,
this great country will be relieved of a
burdensome tax, not only in a mone
tary way, but also a tax on time. The
(nuisance of this tag and premium tax is
growing in greater proportions every
day, and should be voted out.
"If you are in favor of this move
ment, and we feel that you are, kindly
affix your signature to the four copies
herewith enclosed, forwarding one each
to our two State Senators, one to the
Congressman from your district, and
the other to this association.
"The Southern Wholesale Grocers'
Association meets in Norfolk on the
20th inst, and we will take the matter
up with them, and through their influ
ence secure similar action from all
wholesale associations in the South.
"It is most probable that the East
ern, Middle and Western States will
join us in this fight, which certainly is
for the good of the whole country.
"Please do not delay therefore in
giving this your prompt attention, as it
is most, important that we should re
ceive your reply previous to the meet
ing of the association.
Sprained Ankles, Stiff Neck, Lame Shoul
These are three common ailments for
which Chamberlain's Pain Balm is es
pecially valuable. If Promptly applied
it will save you time, money and suffer
ing when trouble with any one of these
ailments. For sale by Laurens Drug
jCo. and Dr. B. F. Posey. 44-4t
Laurens Lodge U. D. A. F. M. will
hold a regular communication Friday
night June 23rd, at 8:30 o'clock. Visit
ing brethren cordially invited.
C. A. Power, H. B.Humbert,
Sec. W. M.
STATE AND QENERAL NEWS.
Bert Gregory of Union, charged with
poisoning his wife, was acquitted.
The annual encampment of the Cadets
of the South Carolina Military Academy
is being held in Columbia.
Gen. Maximo Gomez, the renowned
Cuban patriot, died in Havana, Cuba.
Twenty-five railroad employees were
killed in a railroad wreck near Baltimore
late Saturday night.
Eleven negroes are dead as the result
of a general fight last Saturday on an
excursion between Atlanta and Griffin,
The handsome three story barn of J.
E. Knight, a prominent citizen of the
lower part of Greenville county, was
burned Saturday night. Loss $1,000.
William Johnson, a negro, was legally
executed at Orangeburg last Friday for
criminally assaulting a little white girl
March 9th, last.
The city of Union celebrated the
150th anniversary of the formation of
the county with a magnificent Floral
Fair and Trades Display last Thursday
Engineer Chas. L. Cauble of Green
ville was fatally injured in a railroad
wreck near King's Mountain, Thursday
night, dying a few hours after the acci
After considerable delay the dispen
sary at Pickcns was closed Monday
morning by order of the Governor. It
will be recalled that Pickcns county
voted out the dispensary by a large
majority about a month ago.
Cassie Young, a negro woman of
Greenville County, reputed to have
been 100 years old, was struck and
killed Thursday night by the same train
that was wrecked a few hours later at
King's Mountain, when Engineer Cau
ble was killed.
President Harvie Jordan of the
Southern Cotton Growers Association
has issued a circular letter calling upon
the State, County and Township Asso
ciations throughout the Cotton Belt, to
meet July 4th, and celebrate the victory
the Association has won, by giving pic
nics, barbecues, etc.
As the result of a dispute over the
removal of a patient, Dr. J. J. Watson
was seriously stabbed by Dr. F. D.
Kendall in a street fight in Columbia a
few night ago. Both are well known
physicians and the clash created a sen
sation. Dr. Watson is doing very
nicely and will soon be out of danger
it is thought.
A conference of Prohibitionists was
held in Columbia last Thursday night at
which the .situation with reference to
the Dispensary and Prohibition and the
policies suggested for adoption by the
Prohibitionists, were very fully dis
cussed. Among other resolutions adopt
ed was one calling for a general con
ference of Prohibitionists of the Stale
for the purpose of discussing and inau
gurating a plan of campaign against
the sale of alcoholic liquors as a beve
rage in South Carolina.
WITH THE LAW BREAKERS.
One Negro Shot and Another Has Skull
Sheriff Duckett and his deputies are
going after the law breakers these days.
The jail is thronged now and there
must be nearly a score out on bond.
And still they come.
Monday afternoon Lonnie Fleming, a
young negro of Clinton, was brought in
by Deputy Sullivan. Fleming is charg
ed with shooting two other bucks, Sim
Rice nnd Jay Rhoden, in a row at a
church festival near Clinton Saturday
night. Rhoden was shot, through the
body and will probably die. Rice came
off lighter, receiving only a slight flesh
wound in the leg.
To show that these disturbances are
not confined to any particular section,
though the general cause may be the
same, it only needs to be related that
the usually peaceful community of Lan
ford Station has been invaded. Satur
day night at some kind of a negro gath
ering a row started up and when they
came to count noses, Moses Hannah
was found with his head cracked. This
had been accomplished, it is said, by
Dorroh Griffith who used an ordinary
stick or club, simply to defend himself.
At any rate Moses was dealt a terrific
blow and his chances of recovery are
regarded as slim.
Griffith was lodged in jail yesterday
afternoon by Deputy Glenn.
News from Mount villc- Personal and
Mrs. S. C. Yates, of Spartanburg, is
visiting relatives here.
Miss Nervia Fuller is attending com
mencement at Clinton this week, the
guest of Miss Margaret Purrott.
Prof. E. S. Werts, of Memphis, Tenn.,
is here with his parents for the Sum
Miss Frankie Culbertson who has been
assistant teacher of our school for the
past year, returned to her home at
Ekom last week. The patrons showed
their appreciation of her services by
unanimously re-electing her for another
An election for School Trustees was
held Saturday, re-electing the old board
consisting of J. L. Boyd, J. C. Miller
and W. D. Pyles.
Prof. W. P. Culbertson, was re-elect
ed Principal of our school, with Miss
Frankie Culbertson assistant, and Miss
Genia Crisp music teacher.
The Olrt Gray Heroes
P Alt A DE A FEATURE.
New Orleans Secures the Next Annual
Meeting?Lnurens Contingent nt
Home -Col. Wharton's Distinction.
For the second time in tive years the
United Confederate veterans and auxil
iary organizations met it annual reunion
in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday and
Thursday of last week. Fine weather
conditions prevailed and there was
nothing to mar the great pleasure and
enjoyment of the occasion.
Gov. Beckham, of Kentucky, made
the address of welcome which was re
sponded to by Gen. Stephen ?. Lee,
The parade, which is a feature of all
the reunions, look place on the second
day and was participated in by thous
ands of veterans, sons, and daughters
and hundreds of sponsors. The parade
was about two miles long and it requir
ed two hours for it to pass a given
Col. Wharton appeared in the parade
on a tine white charger along with the
stalT officers of Gen. B. 11. Teague. of
Aikcn. Coi. Wharton's striking resem
I bianco to the lamented Gen. Wade
I Hampton brought forth frequent
! cheers from the throngs during
I the four hours march.
Most of the Laurens contingent at
tending the reunion, including Col. T.
B. Crews, returned home Saturday and
New Orleans was selected as the
next place for holding the reunion.
Laurens People Musi Recognize and
Kidney ills come quietly ?mysteriously,
But nature always warns you through
Notice the kidney secretions.
See if the color is unhealthy
If there arc settings and sediment,
Passages too frequent, scanty, painful.
It's time then to use Doan's Kidncv
To ward off Bright's disease or diabetes
Ooan's have done great work in Lau -
Charles Loke, mill hand, of Faetory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills in my
opinion are the best backache cure iii
this world. They cured me and I have
had backacho for at least two years,
and have been so had at times 1 could
not get out of bed. much less go to
bed. I have hud my wife rub it with
liniment until it \\ as a blist er. I t ricd
numerous remedies, but without them
doing me one hit of good. The secre
tions from the kidneys were as red as
blood, full of sediment and I could not
hold them, especially at night when m\
rest was broken on account of my hav
ing to get up a number of limes. I
learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and sent
to the Palmetto Drug Co. for a box. I
did not believe they would do me any
more good than the oilier remedies 1
bad tried, but I was mistaken. I felt
better the very next day, and my back
gradually became strong-and the ach
ing disappeared. I do not have to get.
up at nights now at all and the kidneys
have become regular and natural in ac
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Remember the name Doan's and
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Scholarships for Voting Women.
Of the 15 Scholarships owned by the
South Carolina Federation of Women's
Clubs, only the following are now open :
College ion Women Columbia,
S. C. ? One Scholarship for four years'
academic work in college.
greenville female college OlIO
Scholarship of free tuition for four years.
Greenville College kok Women
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
years. Special rates for music.
Chicora College Greenville, s. c.
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
South Carolina Kindekoarten As
sociation Training School Charles
ton, S. C.?Onc Scholarship of free tui
tion for four years.
Winthrop College Kock Hill, S.C.
?-One Scholarship of free tuition.
Confederate Home CoLLEOE--Chnr
lcston, S. C., ?One Scholarship of free
Clifford Seminary Union, s. c.
One Scholarship of free tuition.
The examinations for these scholar*
I ships will be hold in each county July
All applicants must lilo their names be
fore Juno 25 with
Miss Annadora Baek,
Chairman Educational Dept. S. C. Fed
eration of Women's Clubs.
10 Bull Street, Charleston. S. C.
Proposal for Constructing
Sewers at Laurens, S. C.
Sealed proposals will he received by
the Board of ^< wer Commissioners of
the City of Laurens. S. ('., until 5
o'clock p. in., July 25th, 1905, for con
structing a sewerage system in the
City of Laurens, S. ('., and furnishing
the materials for same.
Works will embrace approximately
SKVFN Miles of Pipe Sewers, from 8
to IS Incites in diameter.
Plans and specifications will he on
file, and may be seen at the ofiico of
the Secretary, and copies of Specifica
tions, Forms, Etc., may be obtained
from the Engineer.
Each bid must be accompanied with a
certified cheek for Five Hundred Dollars.
Successful bidder must furnish bond
within ten day.., and on failure to do
so the chock is to be forfeited.
The right is reserved to reject any,
or all, bids.
W. R. RICHLY.
C. II. ROPER, Secretary.
.1. L. LL'DLOW.
Winston, N. C.