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any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. GARLINGTON & Co.,
Laurens , ?S. C.
Water on draught at
Palmetto Drug Co
I .aureus, S. C.
The Dispensary Investiga
tion is Continued.
SOME KACY TESTIMONY
Col. Mixson Told of Efforts to Bribe
Him?Statement Showing Condition
of the Institution.
The dispensary investigation goes
light along. The Committee was in ses
sion two or three days last week in Co
lumbia, and like the Spartanburg meet
ing there were many interesting state
ments made and some sensational
"facts" brought out.
In the absence of Chairman Hay, Mr.
Fraser presided over the sessions of
the meeting. Commissioner Tatum and
Mr. Carter of the State Treasurer's of
fice were the only witnesses examined
on the first day. Mr. Tatum has been
Liquor Commissioner since March 1904.
After stating his oflicial duties as Com
niicsioner to the Committee he went in
to ? lengthly explanation as to the
amount of stock on hand when he took
charge of tilings and the amount today.
When he became Commissioner there
was $500,000 stock of whiskey; now tho
total amount was something like $800,
000. He does not buy any of the whis
key; the Board of Control does all the
buying. He thinks it would be well to
decrease the purchasing of case goods
and then it will 'not be necessary to
carry such enormous stocks. He made
it plain that his idea was to cut down
the Handling of case goods, but he has
no authority in the matter. He ex
plained why no profits have been paid
into the school fund this year. Said the
money had been needed to pay the dis
pensary's obligations, but it would be
forthcoming upon the demand of the
State Superintendent of Education.
The next witness was P. M. Mixson,
who stated among other things that
while he was Liquor Commissioner ten
years ago Lanaham & Sons, wholesale
whiskey dealers of Baltimore had of
fered him a bribe of $30,000 if he would
buy $100,000 worth of liquor from them.
He says he refused the princely offer.
Lanahan denies making thcoffer. Mixson
told of other olfers by whiskey houses,
but he promptly declined them all.
Further on in his evidence he suggested
that he had in his possession letters
from whiskey dealers telling him how
he might push the sale of certain brands
of whiskey. The Committee asked for
the possession of the letters and held
Mixson as being in contempt until he
agreed to give them up. Extracts
printed from them indicate that the
Committee was no doubt entitled to
them as part of the record. It may be
stated that Mixson has been repre
senting liquor concerns since his retire
ment as Commissioner and the letters
in question relate to his work as a whis
key salesman in this State.
Mixson was followed by Capt Fant,
Division Chief Constable, with head
quarters in Spartanburg. Most of his
evidence was of a hearsay character.
He said it was reported that Mr. Wil
liam McGowan of Spartanburg con
ducted a regular constabulary mill, that
ho secured positions for applicants on
the constabulary for so much a job,
and Capt. Fant went on to say that At
torney General Gunter, Col. McGowan's
law partner, had been connected with
these transactions. Prompt denials
of such conduct came from Messrs. Mc
Gowan and Gunter. Capt. Fant also
told of contributing $50 to a fund to re
imburse a Mr. Dillingham for allegedi|
campaign expenses. Dillingham was a
Heyward supporter in Capt. Hey ward's
first campaign and after the election he
claimed that he had spent over $1,000
and told Fant *he boys must help him
out a little. Fant gave $50, he says.
Mr. Dillingham admits this, but he
states that Gov. Heyward had nothing
to do with it.
Comptroller General Jones testified
that no dispensary profits had been
turned over to the State since January
10th. Another item of interest was the
fact that the State Board had recently
bought $35,000 worth of labels at one
time, enough to last over a year.
Among some of the other witnesses
who testfled at tho Columbia meeting
was G. H. Charles, Chief Clerk to
the State Board. He explained in de
tail many of the working?- - nd transac
tions of the State Dispensary. He told
why the big concern was hard up and
why the capital had been going to meet
..''<? profit accounts. It was during the
taking of his testimony that Messrs.
Blouse and Lyon of the investigating
eommitce came near having a personal
encounter on account of a misunstand
ing. Friends interposed and all was
Tho Committee will meet again Sept.
5th, either in Sumter or Charleston.
THE CASH ACCOUNTS.
Here is the financial statement of
the South Carolina dispensary up to
March 81, 1905:
A 88 BT 3
Cash bal. Mar. 31, 1905, $ 75,866.86
Supplh , 29,173.05
Machinery, office, fixt., 6,328.56
. Real estate, 52,860.56
Mdsc stock at disp'sy 368,068.81
cess settlement) 5,694.72
Mdse. in hands disp'prs, 338,899.53
Komitt ances, treasurer,
collected K. K. claims,
Personal accounts due
state for barrels, etc. 10,817.37
Total assetts, $1,003,045.68
School fund. $442,777.40
Personal accounts due
by stato for supplies,
such as beer, whiskey,
alcohol, wines, etc., 560,368.28
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Philpot are visit
ing in the city.
Mr. Walter Baldwin of Rabun was in
Miss Lynn Smith is visiting at Water
loo and Cokesbury.
Mr. V. A. White of Owings Station
was it town yesterday.
Mr. Thomas Harris of Young's Store
spent Sunday in the city.
Mr. Jas. T. Crews is enjoying a visit
Solicitor Cooper in attending court
at Saluda this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lester, are visit
ing their daughter, Mrs. Pierce Rogers.
Master Zimri Machen of Honea Path
is visiting his uncle Mr. J. S. Machen.
Messrs J. M. Golden and W. P. Tur
ner of Cross Hill were in the city yes
Mr. Sam Cavis of Spartanbusg Is
visiting the family of Mrs. H. W. An
Mrs. J. O. C. Fleming and children
have returned from Wrightsvillo
Miss Sarah Chiles of Greenville is the
attractive guest of Miss Katherinc
~Mrs. Geo. F. Moseleyand children re
turned to Tylersville Saturday from a
visit to relatives in Greenwood.
Mrs. W. J. Benjamin and children of
Darlington are visiting friends and
relatives in the city and county.
Mr. J. G. Sullivan went to Hender
sonviile Saturday afternoon to spend a
Mrj. L. C. Jennings and little daugh
ter of Spartanburg are the guests of
Mrs. J. J. Roland.
Mr. J. W. Fowler lias returned from
a month's sta* at the various summer
resorts in North Carolina.
Misses Augusta Courtcney and Eliza
beth Watts of Choraw, are the guests
of their uncle, Major W. A. Watts.
Mrs. Irby Box and children of Spar
tanburg returned home Monday after a
visit to relatives in the city and vi
Miss Vinnie Pooser of Orangeburg
was in the city yesterday on her way to
Princeton to visit her sister Mrs. J. B.
Messrs. C. II. Roper, R. F. Jones, K.
V. Irby and Dr. W. D. Ferguson went
to Glenn Springs Saturday afternoon
for a few days stay.
Miss Lillian Burns of Barksdale is
visiting Miss Clara Hunt at Townville.
They were class mates at Chicora Col
Mr. Robert Adams lias returned to
Rome, Ga., where he is connected with
the Boys' Industrial School, as one of
Misses Mossie and Sarah Hays and
Lucile Boozer of Ncwberry returned
home Monday, after a visit to the
family of Mr. J. R. Little.
Miss Annie Stevenson of Jacksonville,
Ala., who is spending the summer with
her sister,Mrs. W. C. Irby, Jr., is visit
ing in Greenville this week.
Mr. Rutherford L. Roper, member of
the police force, has returned to the
city after a short vacation spent in
Greenvilie and Fountain Inn.
Mrs. Dial Gray gave a large reception
Saturday evening in honor of Dr. and
Mrs. Nottingham and the visitors com
posing the bridal party of the Caine
Mr. J. A. Baldwin of Rabun was in
the city a few days ago returning from
a month's visit to friends and rela
tives in Rome and Summerville, Ga.,
and Talledega, Ala.
Prof. B. J. Wells of the Hopkins
High School, who has been spending
the summer in Greenville was in the
city Monday on his way to Cross Hill,
his former home, for a brief visit.
Mr. Geo. W. Kay, foreman of the
workmen engaged in putting in the
new fronts of the People's Loan & Ex
change Bank building and the store of
Davis, Roper & Co., spent Sunday at
his home in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M'B. Speaks of
Varnville, Hampton county, returning
from the North Carolina mountain re
sorts, stopped over a day or so last
week with Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Counts.
Rev. J. D. Pitts returned Saturday
from Edgefield county, where he was
engaged in a protracted meeting with
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn during the past
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels,
the stomach, the liver and kidneys
strong and active. Burdock Blood Rit
ters does it.
Woman's Missionary Meeting.
The Woman's Missionary Union of
the Laurcns association meets with
Warrior Creek Baptist church, Septem
ber 5-0. Homes will be provided for all
delegates. Dr. W. J. Langston will
preach missionary sermon, Tuesday at
11 a. m.
You are cordially invited to attend
our exhibit any day thU week. Come
and have a cup of coffee and hot l>is
cuita if you intend to buy or not.
The September Court.
The Uirors for the September term of
the Court, which meets Monday, the
18th, will bo drawn by the Jury Com
missioners tomorrow. Judge Memmin
ger of Charleston, one of the two new
Circuit judges, will preside.
Nosuch thing as "summer complaint"
where Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry is kept handy. Nature's
remedy for every looseness of the
President Harvie Jordan Urges Farmers
to Stand Firm?Ashevillc Meeting
Sept 6, Will Fix a Minimum Price.
A recent meeting of the International
Cotton Spinners held at London, Eng
land, on August 1st, indicates very
clearly that the products are to he bit
terly fought by the spinners during the
next three months. At the meeting
above referred to foreign spinners were
advised to buy no more cotton for 90
days except in such cases whore the
raw material was absolutely needed.
The effort will be made to depress the
cotton market here by reducing the
demand for the raw material as far as
possible in order to break down the
present movement of the farmers to
demand fair prices for their staple.
The present plan for the foreign spin
ners, it now appears, is to crush the
Southern Cotton Association and its
efforts at the opening of the fall season
and force the farmers to sacrifice
their cotton on a depressed market
brought about by combination and con
cert of action among the spinners ami
"Bear" speculators. Every imaginable
device known to human ingenuity will
be brought to bear to depress prices
during the next four months.
Association to Fix Price.
The Southern (lotion Association will
meet at Asheville, N. C., September
6th, and at that time will fix a minimum
price on the present crop which will be
fair and just to both the producers and
spinners, based upon a carefully pre
pared report up to August 25th, and
the estimated percentage of yield, as
compared with 1901. When this mini
mum price for spot cotton is fixed by
the representatives of the different
States on September (Uli at Asheville
every producer of cotton in the South
will be called upon to stand by the ac
tion of the Association and force the
consuming world to pay a fair price for
the staple. There will be no surplus of
raw cotton from the crop of 1904. What
is left over unconsumed on September
1st will be only a small reserve stock.
The mills arc now consuming 270,000
bales per week, and the demand for
cotton poods is enormous at high prices.
The farmers are in good financial
shape to protect their staple and if
money is needed Southern bankers are
amply able and quite willing to finance
Mi st Stand Firm.
The producers have just won a nota
ble victory in the face of the largest
crop ever produced in this country and
by concert of action forced prices up
from six cents in Jaruary to ten cents
on July 3rd, encountering each day the
most intense opposition.
The present crop indicates a short
yield compared with 1901, while the
consumption of cotton will go forwad
unehated for the next eighteen months.
Present prices for spot cotton arc not
high. They present only a small profit
to the producer.
If the fight must come it will be for
ced by the spinners and will be met by
determination and effective opposition
on the part of the producers. The
crop of 1905 must not be sacrificed. Let
every man measure up to the highest
standard of Southern manhood and do
his full duty. The mills have got to
have our cotton, and if they want to
stop buying at present prices we can
stop selling and see whose corn crib and
smoke house will last the longest. On
the eve of the crisis which threatens
the south and the southern press is
earnestly called upon to publish this arti
cle and comment upon the same editor
ily. The farmers all over the south are
rapidly organizing and the Association
has no fear of the final outcome in the
struggle which lies just ahead.
President Southern Cotton Association.
News of Tumbling Shoals.
Tumbling Shoals, August 28.-Miss
Oncta Cathey, of Charlotte, N. C, is
the guest of Miss Sara L. Sullivan.
Mrs. T. J. Sullivan is visiting rela
tives and friends in Greenville.
Miss Margie Sullivan has accepted a
position as teacher in the Graded School
Mrs. J. P. Quarles of Columbia, Mrs.
S. 15. Galphin of Ninety-Six and Mrs.
J. (J. Sullivan of Laurens, have been
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. I). Sul
livan the past week.
Miss Sara L. Sullivan entertained
Thursday evening in honor of Miss
Cathey. Those present were Misses
Mary and Jennie Allen, Niza Sullivan,
Oncta Cathey; Messrs. Crosswell Flem
ing, Ossie Anderson, Will Lancaster of
Laurens, E. P. Allen, Allen Sullivan,
and II. L. Allen of Princeton.
Miss Sara Sullivan leaves Saturday
for her school in Fairlield.
WAN I'KI) To sell handsome Sword
Ferns (from Ferndale). J. E. Philpot,
Phono 197, Laurens, S, C.
WANTED Six gentlemen table
Hoarders. Good fare, moderate price.
Meals served at 8 a. m., 1 p. m., and 7
p. m. Mrs. F Pierce Hogers, 221 Lau
rel street, Lauren?) v' -????? l it
WANTED: S ou ^, . ?lr proper
ty with me, either for sale, rent or ex
change. Quick results. J. N. Leak.
Gray Court, S. C. 3-4t
WAGONS:- Have just received a car
load each of the celebrated Studcbaker
and Hackney wagons, one and t wohorse.
T. N. Barksdalo, Laurens, S. C.
WANTED DETECTIVES, Responsi
ble, Sharp, Daring Young Men every
where. Experience unnecessary. En
close stamp for particulars. Grandcll's
Dotectivo Bureau, Philadelphia. Pa.
A BRILLIANT WEDDINQ.
Miss Eliza Thompson Cainc Weds Dr.
Carlisle Lamar Nottingham.
Two hundred guests gathered at the
elegant home of Mrs. Earle Monteith
Caine, on South Harper street, Wed
nesday evening for the marriage of
her beautiful young daughter, Eliza
Thompson, to Doctor Carlisle Lamar
Nottingham of Baltimore, which was
celebrated with great brilliancy and
true old fashioned Southern hospitality.
The extensive lawn, which fronts the
Caine mansion and its many verandas,
were lighted with countless Japanese
lanterns, while, within, tho spacious
drawing rooms were brilliant with
throngs of charming women in hand
some evening toilettes. Mrs. Caine,
I the gracious hostess and mother of the
bride, herself received the guests, as
sisted however throughout the evening
in looking after their entertainment by
' her daughters, Mrs. Albert Dial Gray,
[ Mrs. John Young Garlington and Mrs.
W. P. Caine and her nieces, Mrs. T. D.
Darlington, Mrs. J. E. Clary, Mrs. R.
Fleming Jones, Mrs. William C. Irby,
Jr., and Miss Julia Irby, a group sel
dom equalled in beauty and charm.
Promptly at 8.30 Miss Josephine Min
ter began playing the wedding march,
a hush fell on the lively crowd and the
bridal party entered and took their
places for the ceremony, the brides
maid" and groomsmen grouping them
selves around the bride and groom, who
stood under a wedding bell of white
clematis. The bridesmaids were Miss
Mildred Jones, of Cheriton, Vn., Miss
Maud Nottingham of 'Jape Charles,
Va., Miss Glenn Marshall of Danville,
Va., Miss Lottie Wardlaw of Columbia,
S. C, the groomsmen, Mr. John Bass
Brown of Charlotte, N. C, Mr. Harry
Waiting of Cape Charles, Va., Mr. E.
B. C. Watts of Cheraw, S. C, and Mr.
McFarlan Irby of Laurens. The bride
entered with her sister and Maid of
Honor, Miss Tallulah Caine, the groom
with his best man, Mr. Hunter Mann of
Richmond, Va. Little Miss Claudia
Darlington, sweet and lovely in pink
chiffon, bore the wedding ring in a great
white August lily.
Rev. Robert Adams of the First Pres
byterian Church then proceeded with
the ceremony while from the parlor
across the hall floated in the notes of
that ideal love song, "Because I Love
You", sung with rare sweetness by
Mrs. Thomas P. Jones of Ninety-Six.
The bridesmaids were all in lovely
costumes of white china silk, with pink
and blue ribbons and carried bouquets
of August lillies.
The bride wore an exquisite dress of
white crope-de-chine chiffon and lace
and her veil, which gave the last touch
to a loveliness rare and supreme, was
pinned with a diamond lyre. Her bou
quet was of white roses. Miss Tallulah
Cane, the Maid of Honor, looked very
beautiful in white lace over taffeta.
In the parlor, where the ceremony
took place, white lillies and ferns were
banked most effectively in nooks and
corners and graceful sprays of ivy trail
ed from lace portierres and curtains.
The dining-room was thrown open
upon the conclusion of the ceremony
and an elegant supper was served.
Here pink and green were the chosen
colors. From the ceiling fell a pretty
drapery of pink and green ribbon and
handsome candelabra glowing with pink
candles, lighted the bride's table, which,
covered with exquisite rennaisance lace
over pink, was truly a thing of beauty.
From a veranda nearby an orchestra
dispensed delightful music.
A cold meat course was served first,
salad, sandwiches, turkey, almonds and
olives, followed by fruit cake, bride's
cake and pink ice cream.
Then came delicious bon bons and
finally the punch bowl, which occupied
a popular corner on the South veranda.
Here Misses Toccoa Caine and Wessic
Leo Dial served delightful fruit punch.
The presents wcro multitudinous and
numbers of them magnificent.
Everything that man has devised in
silverware from the most elegant ser
vice and chest of silver to bon bon
spoons and berry forks, quantities of
cut glass, dazzling in its beauty, hand
painted china, pictures and bricabrac
were included in the varied collection.
Dr. and Mrs. Nottingham left on the
28th for their wedding tour, and in the
Fall will be at home in Baltimore. The
MR. ANSEL'S POSITION.
He Has a "Remedy" for the South Caro
lina Dispensary System.
The Spartanburg Journal prints the
M. F. Ansel, candidate for governor
in the next State election, who has
been visiting in the city, has returned
to his home in Greenville and for the
next few days will be busy preparing
an address to the people of the State
in which he will declare his position on
the dispensary question. While in tdio
city yesterday Mr. Ansel met a number
of Spartanburg friends and briefly
stated to them his position on the dis
Mr. Ansel was a candidate for gov
ernor three years ago and proved to be
a most formidable candidate. In fact
his strength was far greater than many
expected. In the next race his friends
are confident of victory for with the
splendid support which they say he is
certain to receive in the up-country and
the vote he will receive in the middle
and lower sections of the State will be
sufficient to nominate. His supporters
say that the vote in the up-country
will be almost solid for him.
With reference to the dispensary
law, Mr. Ansel, it is said, takes the
lK>sition that there should be no central
dispensary at Columbia. He believes
that if whiskey is to be sold a law
should bo enacted so that each county
shall have the management of its own
institution. The people of each county
shall at first be given an oppor
tunity to vote on the question whether
they want a dispensary or not. The
county voting in favor of dispensary
shall have the power of electing its own
oflicials for tho conduct of the dispen
sary, buying whiskey, tho number of
dispensaries that shall be operated and
the proper enforcement of the law. In
other words it is claimed for Mr. Ansel
that he is opposed to the present plan
of the system. He believes that it
would be for the best interest of tho
people to abolish the central dispensary
at Columbia and leave the question for
each county in the State to settle for
The position taken by Mr. Ansel gives
the voters of the counties in the State
an opportunity to have either prohibi
tion or whiskey.
It is known that Mr. Ansel individ
ually is in favor of prohibition, but ho
recognizc3 the fact that there are many
good men in the State who do not think
as he does and he respects their opin
ion. He also realizes that there are
counties in the Stale that would rather
have a legitimate place where whiskey
could be sold rather than have the in
evitable blind tigers. He therefore be
lieves that each county should operate
its own dispensaries instead of the
State. In the statement as to his posi
tion on the dispensary question, which
he will make within the next few days,
he will go into detail on the subject and
make every point clear. The above is
only a skeleton view of Mr. Ansel's
opinion on the subject.
Since the above was put in type Mr.
Ansel has issued the letter as indicated
at the outset, which substantially states
his position as set forth in the "inter
bride is one of the most beautiful and
charming girls ever reared in this city
and is a descendant of an old and very
distinguished family of upper Carolina.
Dr. Nottingham, who is originally of
Cape Charles, Va., is a young man of
fine attainments, a graduate of the
University of Maryland, and has before
him a future of great promise.
The out of town guests, not included
in the bridal party; were: Mr. C.
D. Nottingham of Cape Charles, Va.,
Miss Etta Powell of Wilmington, N.
C, Miss Mary Post of Wilmington, N.
C, Miss Elizabeth Roan of Clinton, S.
C, Mrs. Emma Griflin, Clinton, S. C,
Rev. and Mrs. Alex Rrunson, Manning,
S. C, Prof, and Mrs. Thomas. F. Jones,
of Ninety Six, S. C, Mr. Paul H.
Johnston, Rome, Gn.
Prof, and Mrs. J. A. Stoddard, of
Rapley, spent yesterday in the city.
Prof. Stoddard was recently elected
superintendent of the schools at Dar
lington, which i>oi;ition he will assume
about the middle of September. Spar
tanburg Herald Aug. 22.
A Reward of $200.00 will be paid
for the Arrest, with evidence to
Convict, the party or parties who
Wrecked Charleston and Western
Carolina Train No. 85, Five miles
west of I .aureus on the Greenville
Branch, on August 23rd, 1905.
. Q. LYNCH
TERMS OF PEACE
Japan is Willing (o Make Some Conces
sions?May Be a Compromise, Which
Probably Means Peace.
The Peace Conference still appears
to bo in the air so far as final terms of
agreement are concerned. There is au
thority for stating that both Russia
Land Japan arc anixous for a settlement
Jwf the war but the negotiations have
been hanging fire for several days. It
was stated Monday that President
Roosevelt had been authorized on behalf
of Japan to waive all claims for indem
nity and cede back to Russia the north
half of Sakhalin Island, leaving the re
demption price of the same to arbitra
The belief has been expressed that
Russia did not clearly understand this
proposition, supposing the scheme to
be a disguised effort to secure an indem
Late advices are to the effect that
terms of peace have been agreed upon.
Cotton Growers Meeting.
A meeting of the I ?aureus County Cot
ton Growers Association is called for
Saturday, Sept. 9, for the purpose of re
organization and the transaction of
other business of great importance.
Until a more complete organization,
each Township or Local Club or Asso
ciation, shall send three or more dele
gates. Those townships or localities,
not already organized, are earnestly
urged to organize and send delegates on
Let every township be fully repre
sented. To those who have labored for
success from the incipiency of this
movement, as well as to a large class of
good citizens who have failed to see
that nothing practical can be accom
plished without organization, we need
not remind you that while with an im
perfect organization much has been
done, that the battle has scarcely be
gun. Our enemies are powerful and are
all thoroughly organized. Shall the oft
repeated expression "the farmers can't
be organized" be verified? Organized
etTort and ceaseless vigilance alone will
protect the millions of cotton producers
of this country from the oppression of
the spinner and cotton gambler. Spe
cial attention is called to the circular
letter of President Jordan in regard to
the recent meeting of the International
Cotton Spinners held at London, Eng
land, August 1st and to other questions
of vital interest to the producer.
Now, if after great effort and sacri
fice, the price of cotton has, with the
largest crop ever produced been forced
from six to ten cents, there is to be
lagging or indifference with regard to
organization, on the part of producers,
then we had as well strike our colors
and tamely let our masters dictate the
terms of our surrender.
Let the Presidents in each township
or local organization call their meetings
and send up their delegation that we
may have a full meeting on the 9th.
A. C. Puller,
B. Y. Culbertson, Sec.
Death of a Lady.
Miss Mollie Bonham died at her home
in this city Saturday morning about
nine o'clock as the result of a two
weeks illness. She was about sixty
two years old and had been a resident
of this place for a number of years.
She formerly lived down in Hopewcll
section and she has a number of rela
tives in the county.
The burial service took place at the
city cemetery Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. C. Comp
ton of the Second Baptist Church.
No Revenue for the Towns.
The following is the constitutional
provision affecting the whiskey traffic
in the State of South Carolina:
skction 11. In the exercise of the
police power the General Assembly
shall have the right to prohibit the
manufacture and sale and retail of al
coholic liquors or beverages within the
Slate. The General Assembly may li
cense persons or corporations to manu
facture and sell and retail alcoholic
liquors or beverages within the State
under such rules and restrictions as it
deems proper; or the General Assembly
may prohibit the manufacture and safe
ana retail of alcoholic liquors and bev
erages within the State,and may author
ize and empower State, County and
municipal officers, all or cither, under
the authority and in the name of the
Slate, to buy in any market and retail
within the Stale liquors and beverages
in such packages and quantities, under
such rules and regulations, as it deems
expedient: Provided, That no license
shall be granted to sell alcoholic bever
ages In less quantities than one-half
pint, or to sell them between sundown
and sunrise, or to sell them to be drunk
on the premises: And provided, further.
That the General Assembly shall not
delegate to any municipal corporation
the power to issue licenses to sell the
It will be observed from the forego
ing that towns and cities cannot issue
licenses to sell whiskey; that can only
be done by the Legislature. Hence it
means if the Dispensary is voted out we
are to have prohibition.
Death of a Child.
The seven months old infant daughter
of Mr. Marcus Owings of Tumbling
Shoals died Saturday night after a
brief illness and was buried at Rabun
Creek Church Sunday afternoon.
Death Near Cross Hill.
Mrs. Rosa Teague Hill, wife of Mr
Jas. T. Hill, died at her home five
miles from Cross Hill, last Thursday
after a brief illnesss. Mrs. Hill was a
daughter of Mr. G. W. L. Teague of
Waterloo and was a most excellent
Christian lady. Her husband and two
small children survive.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
The Hon. E. M. Rucker has been
elected to the legislature from Ander
son county to succeed Judge Prince.
Dispensary No. 5 in Charleston was
closed Friday by reason of a shortage
$2,500 in Dispenser Fortune's accounts.
Adjutant and Inspector General John
D. Frost announces that he will retire
from politics at the expiration of his
present term of office.
Dr. David Franklin Houston of this
State and a graduate of the South
Carolina College has been elected presi
dent of tho State University of Texas.
Mayor R. G. Rhett of Charleston has
been elected President of the Mayor's
League of America, and W. D. Mor
gan, Mayor of Georgetown, Treasurer.
James McKenzie, a white man of
Piedmont, brakeman on the Southern
was killed at Williamston on Wednes
day while attempting to make a coup
ling, his body being caught between the
bumpers and crushed to death.
Last Wednesday night, Robert
O'Shields, a mill operative, was run
over and killed by a passenger train at
the Southern depot in Greenville. Ho
started to cross the track in front of
the train and was caught.
Miss Alice Roosevelt, who went with
the Taft party some weeks ago on a
visit to the Philip, .ae Islands, has ac
cepted an invitation from the Empress
of China to be her special guest before
returning to the United States.
The Georgia Cotton Growers Asso
ciation has adopted resolutions calling
upon the farmers of the State to sell ]
not a pound of their cotton for less than
ten cents until the September meeting
of the Southern Cotton Association in
Ashcville, which is expected to fix a
price, and to hold their cotton seed for
W. C. Hardison of Wadesboro, N. C,
prominently identified with various
manufacturing enterprises in North and
South Carolina, committed suicide at
his home Wednesday night, appar
ently as the resusltof bad health, coup
led with some heavy financial losses,
caused by the failure of the Independent
Oil Company. He owned one of the
mills controlled by this company and is
said to have lost $05,000. Ho declined
the presidency of the concern shortly
before the suicide of President R. K.
News from Tylcrsvillc.
Tylersville, Aug. 28. ?The farmers
are busy gathering cotton and pulling
Miss Lula Rlackwell of Due West is
visiting the Misses Donnan.
Miss Mattie Donnan has returned
home after visiting Miss Crystal Kay at
Messrs. Ernest Chancy and Roy
Power were in Laurens Saturday.
Miss Ora Power visited at Gray Court
Miss Fannie Harmon visited her
brother, Mr. W. P. Harmon, last week.
She is visiting friends and relatives in
Laurens this week.
The young people enjoyed themselves
very much Thursday night at a lawn
party at Mr. George Little's. It was
given in honor of Miss Wright of Whit
Miss (Jrace Poolo visited the Misses
Mrs. Mary Allison visited in the War
rior Creek section Sunday.
Misses Annie May Patterson has re
turned to her home at WoodrutV, after
visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. Willie Poole and family visited
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Sanders Sunday.
Miss Leonora Martin visited Miss
Nina Poole the past week.
The Tangle in Union.
There is a tangle in dispensary af
fairs in Union County. Not in the sense
as those of other counties, as revealed
by the recent investigations, perhaps,
but this muddle relates to the action of
the county voting out the dispensary by
two to one in an election two weeks
ago and the effort that is being made
by the dispensary advocates, repre
sented by w. Royd Evans and Lawson
I). Mellon of Columbia to do feat the re
sult of the election. These lawyers
have obtained an order from Judge
Townsend enjoining temporarily the
closing of the dispensaries in that
county and a date has been set for a
hearing to show cause why the injunc
tion should not be made permanent.
This was done immediately after-die
election. Now the prohibitionists have
secured from Judge Townsend an order
making three well known citizens of tin'
county party defendants in the action
with leave to file and servo an answer
to the complaint made by the other
side. The dispensaries are still open.
Narrowly l-scnpcd Drowning.
Mr. W arron Balontino of Breworton
had quite a narrow escape from drown
ing in Rabun Creek last Friday eve
nine;, lie was returning home from
this city in a two horse wagon. The
stream was greatly swollen by reason
of the very heavy rains the night be
fore, but Mr. Ralentine and his driver
thought they could cross in safety, al
though tin- water was running above
the bridge. The driver cither missed
the bridge or the current proved too
strong as the team was swept Into tho
raging stream. Mr. Balentine escaped
by swimming out after floating some
distance in the wagon body which soon
sank. One of the mules was carried
down the crock several hundred yards
and was not recovered until next morn
Iron Rolt on the Track
Probably the Cause.
Colored Fireman Killed, Engineer Bearded
Severely Injured, the Engine and
Seven Cars Demolished.
The locomotive and seven cars of freight
train No. 82on the Greenville branch of
i the Charleston and Western Carolina
Railway were wrecked near Barksdale
last Wednesday about noon. The en
gine left the track and in an instant the
cars were piled above the boiler and
tender, a great mass of twisted steel
and broken timbers. Engineer J. L.
Bearden of Greenville was thrown be
yond the wreckage and escaped with a
number of painful bruises and sprains.
His negro fireman, Henry Jackson, of
Greenville, however, was not so for
tunate as he was caught under a pair
of trucks and crushed to death. The
coroner of this county held an inquest
! over him Thursday and the body was
turned over to his family for burial.
The cause of the wreck is somewhat
of a mystery as the locomotive seemed
to be in perfect condition and was run
ning at the rate of about thirty miles
an hour. There was apparently nothing
wrong with the track, but it is said
that a large iron bolt was picked up
near the scene of the wreck which had
the appearance of having been run over
by the train. Within the past six
months two other derailments have oc
curred at about the same point, all of
which leads to the general opinion that
some culpret is responsible. Evidently
the railroad authorities share in this be
lief as they have offered a reward of
$200 for the apprehension and oonvic
tion of the party or parties guilty of
Supl. 1 <ynch and Commissioner Whar*
ton who were in Laurens when the ac
cident was reported here, went at onco
to the scene and together they made a
careful survey of the wreck. Supt.
Lynch ordered the wrecking train from
Augusta and by Thursday afternoon
the wreckage had been practically
cleared away and trains wore running
on schedule time.
Immediately after the wreck physi
cians were summoned from this city
and Engineer Bearden was made as
comfortable as possible until he was re
moved to Greenville late in the after
noon on a stretcher. He is reported to
be duinj^ very nicely. Conductor Tol
bert of Greenville and Flagman Vance
Taylor of this city were in the caboose
with the rest of the crew, all of whom
escaped without injury.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint. Knows
it for a fact, that the L. & M. Paint
has the reputation of being the leader
all the world over. That its actual cost
is only $1,20 a gallon.
To Enter the Ministry.
Mr. Aha Langs ton, son of Mr. Thos.
L?ngsten, of Maddens, who has been
engaged in teaching in Oconee County
since b'.s graduation from Furman Uni
versity in 190-1, has decided to enter
the ministry and is now preparing to
take a course at the Theological Semi
nary in Louisville. He is spending a
few weeks at his homo before leaving
A little life may be sacrificed to an
hour's delay. Cholera infantum, dys
entery, diarrhoea come suddenly. Only
safe plan is to have Dr. Fowler's Ex
tract of Wild Strawberry always on
Citation for Letters of Administration.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens
By 0. <!. Thompson, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, J. IL Drummond made suit
to me, to grant him letters of adminis
tration of the estate of and effects of
J. S. Drummond. These are therefore
to cite and admonish all and singular,
the kindred and creditors of the said J.
s. Drummond, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to bo held at Laurens, C. IL,
S. ?'., on the llth day of September,
1905, next, after publication thereof, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be'granted.
(?iven under my hand, this 25th day
of August, Anno Domini 1905.
O. G. THOMPSON,
Judge Probate Laurens County.
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Enoreo. S. ('., Aug. 24, '05
We isrs. S. M. & E, IL Wilkes &. Co.
Laurens, S. C.
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for my stove. Yours truly.
J. R. Gosnell.
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