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DIES IN HOSPITAL
A. 0. Latimer Succumbs
After Brief Illness.
BURIAL AT JJ ELTON.
Had Been Senator Five Years After
Serving in the House Ten Years.
Something of His Career.
Washington, February 20.?Senator
Asbury C. Latimer, of South Carolina,
died at Providence hospital at 9:15 a.
m. today of peritonitis. He had been
at the hospital since Sunday last, when
he underwent an operation for appendi
citis. It was then discovered that he
was suffering with a far more serious
ailment. The bowels had become twist
ed, and his condition was found to be
such that surgeons held out little hope
for his recovery. He rallied, howover,
and his progress was satisfactory until
7 o'clock last evening, when he steadily
began to grow worse. At midnight it
appeared that recovery was almost
The members of the Senator's family
were with him when he died, having
been informed that there was little
hope that he would survive the night.
Col. Kansdell, sergeant-at-arms of the
Senate, at once made arrangements for
the removal of the body to the Lati
mer home at Belton, S. C.
Mr. Latimer was 57 years old. He
was one of the most earnest and con
scientious committee workers in Con
gress, being a member of the commit?
tees on agriculture, immigration, manu
factures, public buildings and grounds
and census, as well as others of less
importance. He was especially inter
ested in good roads, and probably did
more to promote the national move
ment for government building of good
roads than any other member of Con
gress. He was the author of the Lati
mer good roads bill. As a member of
the manufactures committee he gave
much attention to the preparation of
the pure food law, and also played a
prominent part in drafting the pending
copyright bill. During last summer he
visited Europe as a member of the im
migration commission, and was prepar
ing an elaborate report covering immi
gration conditions in the countries as
signed to him. Mr. Latimer had been
a Senator since 1903, and had served
live terms in the House.
There will be no official services in
Washington. The funeral party left at
8 o'clock tonight on a special train over
the Southern railway, which is due to
arrive at Belton at noon tomorrow. The
funeral services will be held there at 2
As a mark of respect to the late
Senator there was an unusu 1 attend
ance in the Senate today when the vice
president sounded the gavel and the
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, the chap
lain, opened the proceedings with
prayer, in which he referred with
much feeling to the bereavement that
had come to the country in the death
of a member who only a few days ago
had been on the floor of the Senate,
"Father, Thou art, pleased to show
to. us day hy day, month by month,
hour by hour that we are in Thy pres
ence always, and that we pass from
this life to that larger life?yea, in an
instant, in the twinkling of an eye.
Come to us today, as we learn that an
other has gone from this circle, and
that here and there Thou art pleased
that he shall be serving Thee in that
larger life. Speak to us, Father, and
lead us as only a father can lead us by
Thine own care and love that we may
learn the lesson of life and of what we
"We ask for ourselves, we ask for
those who are nearest and dearest to us,
we ask for the State that he hasserved,
and for the nation, that we may come
nearer to Thee and enter into Thy di
Upon the conclusion of the reading
of the journal Senator Tillman arose to
announce the death of his colleague:
"The senators in the chamber," he
said, "were startled Monday morning
with news that a surgical operation was
to be performed upon my colleague,
Mr. Latimer. It is now my painful
duty to announce that he never suffi
ciently rallied to- make any headway,
and that be died this morning at 0
Mr. Tillman then offered a resolution
declaring the Senate's regret, which
Another resolution authorized the ap
poinln _*nt of ten senators to arrange
for and attend the funeral, and Vice
President Frlrbanks designated the
committee as follows: Senators Till
man of South Carolina, Proctor of Ver
mont, Frazier of Tennessee, Foster of
Louisiana, Overman of North Carolina,
.lohnston of Alabama, Carter of Mon
tana, Dillingham of Vermont, Dixon of
Montana and Smith of Michigan.
The Senate then, at 12:20 o'clock, as
a further mark of respect, adjourned.
In the House Mr. Finley, of South
Carolina! feelingly alluded to the death
of Senator Latimer. He offered reso
lutions of regret, which were unani
The speaker announced the following
committee to attend the funeral;
Messrs. Finley, Lever, Patterson, El
lerbe, Legare, Johnson and Aiken of
South Carolina, Bennett of New York,
Burnett of Alabama, Cook of Colorado,
Kodenburg of lllipojs, Hinshaw and
Pollard of Nebraska, I*e of Georgia,
DeArmond of Missouri, Webb of North
Carolina, Fairchild of New York . and
Kustermann of Wisconsin.
^_ As aj^urther mark, of, respect the
I LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
Miss Annie Diamond is visiting in
Mr. E. O. Anderson spent Sunday in
Mr. W. M. Abercrombie, Jr., was in
town Monday from Gray Court.
Maj. Jas. T. Ligon of Greenwood was
here for the burial of Col. Shaw.
Mr. Luther Cooper, of the Mt. Olive
section, was in the city yesterday.
Mr. J. S. Bennett spent a few days
last week with relatives in Greenville.
Misses Lila Hart and Agnes Adams
spent Saturday and Sunday in Clinton.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Smith have re
turned from a visit to Spartanburg.
Mrs. George Davis, of Clinton, was in
the city Thursday for the funeral of
Mr. J. W. Jones.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
cleared about $17.00 at their oyster
supper Thursday evening.
Dr. B. F. Godfrey after a week's
illness is out again and was in the city
for a while yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Murphy Bolt, R. F. D. Carrier
on Laurens No. 6, was in the city yes
President and Mrs. Newton F. Walker
of Cedar Springs Institute attended the
funeral of their kinsman, Col. Shaw,
The regular monthly meeting of the
County Teachers' association will be
held in the court house Saturday, be
ginning at half past ten o'clock.
To the Baptist Pastors and S. S. of (he
Greeting: The Laurens Association
at its last session adopted a committee
report recommending the organization
of a Baptist Sunday School Institute in
this Association and authorized the
same by the appointment of a commit
tee to make necessary arrangements
for this organization.
Therefore we, the undersigned com
mittee, to whom this work was in
trusted, hereby call a meeting of rep
resentatives from all the Baptist Sun
day Schools in the Laurens Association
to be held with the church at Laurens
C. H. on Saturday, March 21st, 1908,
at 11 o'clock a. m., for the purpose in
We earnestly desire that each Sunday
School shall send at least one repre
sentative other than the pastor. We
request also the presence and aid of all
pastors, superintendents and Sunday
School workers who are interested in
this great work.
The object of this meeting is to ef
fect a permanent organization and ar
range for a regular Institute meeting
to be held next summer. .Lot every
pastor and superintendent see to it that
each school is represented fully.
W. P. CULBERTSON,
C. LEWIS FOWLER,
F. L. BRAMLETT.
Mrs. Allabcll Cook Berry.
Mrs. Allabell Cook Berry, wife of
Mr. Benj. L. Berry, and a daughter of
the late Mr. John C. Cook, of Cross
Hill, died at her home in Greenville
Monday afternoon after a long illness.
The funeral and interment took place in
Greenville yesterday afternoon. Be
sides her husband Mrs. Berry is sur
vived by two small children, two sisters
and three brothers, including Messrs
William and Jack Cook of Cross Hill.
House Gives Money for Dispensary
The house yesterday morning, with
out debate, passed to third reading the
Christensen-Nicholson bill appropria
ting $15,000 for criminal prosecution in
the dispensary cases. There was no
opposition to the measure. State 20th.
House, at 1:12 p. m., adjourned.
The immigration commission, of
which Senator Latimer was a member,
adopted resolutions of regret for his
death, saying: "His associates upon
the immigration commission desire to
express not only their sorrow at Sena
tor Latimer's untimely death, but also
their recognition of his zealous service
as a member of the commission and of
the energy and ability which he brought
to the performance of this .important
public duty. To the family of Senator
Latimer the commission oilers its deep
est sympathy in the heavy affliction
which has come upon them."
Senator Tillman today telegraphed to
Gov. Ansel of South Carolina, inform
ing him of the death of Senator Lati
mer, and that Vice President Fair
banks will formally communicate the
fact that a vacancy now exists in the
Senate. The Legislature of South
Carolina is now in session and will elect
a Senator to succeed Mr. Latimer.
The Congressional Directory contains
the following sketch of Senator Lati
mer's life; *
"Asbury Churchwell Latimer, Demo
crat, of Bolton, was born July 31, 1851,
near Ix)wndesville. Abbeville county,
S. C.; was brought up on his father's
farm; spent much of his life in active
participation in agricultural pursuits;
was educated in the common schools
then existing; took an active part in
the memorable campaign of 187G; re
moved to Belton, Anderson county, his
present home, in 1880; devoted his ener
gies to his farm; was elected county
chairman of the Democratic party of
his county In 1890, and re-elected in
1892; was urged to make the race for
lieutenant governor of his State in 1890
but declined; was elected to tho Fifty
thirdi Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, Fifty
sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses;
was elected to the United States Sen
ate by 17,700 majority ovey J. G. Ev*
ans. to succeed John L McLaurin, and
took his seat March 5, 19011. His term
of service will expiro March 3, 1909."
Be sure to attend J. E. Minter &
Bros, bargain sale, Friday, Feb. 28,
COL. J. D. M. 81IAW
DIES IN ^COLUMBIA
Prominent and Wealthy Laurens Citizen
Passes Away and is Laid to
Rest in This City.
Col. John D. M. Shaw has been gath
ered to his fathers, his death having
occurred shortly after 12 o'clock last
Saturday night in the Columbia Hos
pital at Columbia, \vhere he had been
under special treatment since the first
of January. As was generally known
Col. Shaw had been very seriously ill
for several days and on last Wednes
day mombers of his family here and
one or two close personal friends were
summoned to Columbia, his condition
having become very critical and death
was expected at any moment. How
ever, he lingered until Saturday night.
Mrs. Shaw accompanied her husband
to Columbia and remained with him to
the end, assisting the nurses in minis
tering to him in every way possible.
Col. Shaw bad been in failing health
for several years and he sought medi
cal aid in some of the largest hospitals
in the country, attended by eminent
doctors and specialists. When at last
he realized his condition he became
reconciled and simply wanted his last
days made as comfortable as possible.
The remains, accompanied by Mrs.
Shaw, Messrs. Thomas Shaw, John W.
Henry, Col. Geo. S. McCravy and Mrs.
B. W. Davenport, were Wought to
Laurens Sunday afternoon and taken to
the home of Col. McCravy, West Main
During the afternoon, evening and
Monday morning hundreds of friends
called at the McCravy home to pay
their respects and offer any assistance
they might render. Monday afternoon
at 3 o'clock the burial took place at the
city ce-netery, the exercises being very
impressively conducted by the Rev. C.
F. Rankin, pastor of the First Presby
terian church, assisted by the Rev.
John D. Crout, of the First Methodist,
and Rev. William E. Thayer, of the
First Baptist churches.
During the hour of the funeral the
stores and all places of business were
closed and there was a tremendous out
pouring of the people to do honor to
the memory of a true friend and patri
The active pall bearers were: John
N. Wright, Edwin P. Milam, R. Lee
Young, Blum Milam, A. R. Holmes, all
of whom were his former immediate
neighbors, and N. B. Dial, J. D. Watts,
C. A. Power and J. Irvin Coleman, of
Honorary: W. A. Watts, John J. .
Pluss, Dr. H. K. Aiken, Jared D. Sul
livan, Judge O. G. Thompson, John A.
Franks, D. H. Counts, Capt. T. J.
Duckett, Col. H. Y. Simpson, C. C.
Featherstone, Col. J. W. Ferguson,
Col. Thos. B. Crews, Dr. W. C. Irby,
W. G. Ross, D. A. Davis, J. O. C.
Fleming, J. S. Bennett, Capt. J. M.
Philpot, Senator F. P. McGowan, T. D.
Lake, Capt. John R. Minter, H. E.
Cray. Dr. L. S. Fuller, M. L. Cope
land, Capt. J. O. Meredith.
John Davenport Martin Shaw was a
son of Franklin and Elliott Boyd Shaw
and was born in this county G2 years
ago. His school advantages were
meagre and at the beginning of the
third year of the War Between the
States young Shaw enlisted in Company
E, commanded by Capt. J. Wash Wil
liams, Seventh South Carolina cavalry,
Hampton's legion, and participated in
all the campaigns thereafter of Hamp
ton and Stewart, being at the surrender
at Appomattox in April, 1865.
Returning home he found his father's
affairs in a disorganized condition, debt
ridden and discouraged. Borrowing the
money, young Shaw lifted the debts,
took charge of the place and in a few
years had the old homestead freed of
encumbrances and its wide fields bring
ing forth abundant harvests each year.
Eventually he acquired additional real
estate, and improved and built up one
of the finest and largest farms in the
While he owned some mill stock and
took a part in politics, his sole pride
and ambition was to be the best farmer
in the State. And for years he was
recognized as one of the leading and
successful planters in South Carolina.
Though a modest man, he enjoyed this
distinction and was justly proud of his
achievement. He was a close calcula
tor, a business man, and always knew
when he was getting results from any
He did faithful and patriotic service
for his State in Reconstruction times.
As an Allianceman he was from the
first prominently Identified with the or
ganization and freely used his means
and influence towards its success. He
was also an enthusiastic supporter of
the "reform movement" ana an ardent
admirer of B. R. Tillman. When Till
man was nominated for governor Shaw
threw his entire influence into the fight
and over afterward, or until 1900, he
was always ready to champion every
movement and measure inaugurated by
the reform party,
Although nosought, ho would never
accept office, the only honors accepted
being membership of Gov. Tilhnan's
staff and a delegate from this congres
sional district to the Democratic con
vention at Chicago in 1896 when Brynn
was nominated the first time. How
ever, he could have had almost any
thing for the asking and some posts of
honor without seeking if he would haye
accepted. An incident probably not
generally known is the fact that, had
j the resignations of Senators Tillman
and McLaurin been accented finally,
(lov. McSwecney intended to appoint
Col. Shaw as one of the two succes
sors, Of course nothing eyer camo of
the whole performance.
In 1900, as indicated, pol. Shaw
dropped out of politics and lived quietly
at his fine old home, six miles from
town. He wag a generous man and as
sisted his nejghbprs when misfortune
came, endorsed their notes and'pajd
more security money, perhaps, than
any other man in thecounty. His wife,
who was a Miss Henry, survives, to
gether with one son, Mr. Thomas Shaw.
A FEBRUARY MARRIAGE.
Miss Dorroh Becomes Bride of Tlmmons
Last Wednesday at noon Miss Carrie
Lou Dorroh, one of the very handsome
and accomplished young women of
Laurens, was married to Dr. Carl At
kins Foster, of TimmonBville. The
marriage took place at the horho of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
T. Dorroh, Rev. C. F. Rankin, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church, offi
The home was beautifully decorated
for the occasion in green and white,
ivy, ferns, Chinese lillie3 and hyacinths
being used most effectively.
The wedding party, composed of Miss
Sarah Dorroh, the bride's sister and
maid of honor, with the best man, Mr.
John Switzer, preceding the bride upon
the arm of the groom, entered the par
lor to the strains of Mendelssohn's
Wedding March, beautifully rendered
by Miss Bess Peden, of Fountain Inn.
The bride wore a stylish traveling
suit of green. The maid of honor wore
a beautiful costume, all white.
Immediately after the ceremony a
delicious luncheon was servod, after
which Dr. and Mrs. Foster left on the
evening train for Timmonsville.
The wedding gifts were very hand
some, silver, china and cut glass pre
THE WEEK AT CLINTON.
Death of a Lady. Washington's Birth
day Celebrated. Other Items.
Clinton, Feb. 26.-Mrs. Sallie Winn
died at the home of her son in Rock
Hill yesterday. The remains were
brought here today for interment at
Hopewell burial ground in the family
plat. Mrs. Winn was a sister of Dr.
Carl East and Mrs. William Bell, of
Renno, and a sister-in-law of Mr. R. J.
Copeland, of this place.
Washington's birthday was cele
brated as usual. The pupils of the or
phanage schools had holiday on Friday
and the students of the college on Sat
urday. The students of the two lit
erary societies of the college held an
annual debating contest on or ne?r the
22d for the trophy cup. This year they
held the contest on Monday night. The
subject for debate was: "Resolved,
That inter-collegiate athletics occupy
two prominent a place in our colleges."
The Philomathean Society was repre
sented by Mr. Eugene Power and Mr.
J. B. Frasier, who upheld the affirma
tive side. The Eukosmian Society's
representatives were Mr. D. Wyatt
Neville and Mr. R. S. Owens, who pre
sented the arguments against inter
collegiate athletics. The speakers
were introduced by Mr. Sidney Brooks.
The judges were Rev. Dr. Adams, Prof.
A. E. Spencer and Dr. S. C. Byrd, of
Greenville. Their decision was in fa
vor of the Philomathean.
Mr. Claire Hayes has been appointed
to a vacancy in the Naval Academy at
Annapolis. Mr. Hayes' friends are
proud of the excellent showing he
made in the competitive examination
at Spartanburg Saturday. He will re
port at the academy within the next
week or two.
Two dogs have gone mad and been
shot in Clinton within the past week.
Both were known to have been bitten
by Mr. Galloway's dog three or four
weeks ago and were kept tied up.
Both were valuable hunting dogs. One
belonged to Mr. Cyrus Boiley and one
to Mr. Homer L. Todd. There is n
good deal of alarm in town as other
dogs are believed to have been bitten.
Among the students who went home
for the holiday were Messrs. Ben An
derson, of Waterloo; Dick Childress,
of Laurens; Harrison, of Greers; Kil
gore, of Woodruff.
Mr. J. B. Frasier attended a commit
tee meeting at Due West to arrange
for the Greenwood oratorical contest
Society has been quiet ever since
Christmas. The past week there were
several pretty parties, however. Fri
day night a dance afforded pleasure to
a large number of the young people.
Miss Essie Young entertained the
young set Friday evening ata Phantom
Party which afforded much delight to
all present. Mrs, Henry Young was
hostess at an elegant dinner on Satur
day. Mrs. W. S. Bean entertained the
Friendly Dozen Book Club yosterday
afternoon. Mrs. J. T, Robertson was
hostess at the regular February meet
ing of the Musgrove Mill Chapter, D.
A. P., on Saturday.
Among recent visitors in Clinton
were three of Laurens' popular young
ladies, Misses Ina Little, Agnes Adams
and Lila Hart, The Misses Richey
were in Clinton for tho danco Friday
Mrs. Mohn C. Davis is in Chester vis
itihg her sister, Mrs. Lucy McGowan,
who is critically ill.
Mrs. P. S. Bailey has been in Lan
caster for several days with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Reese Williams. Mr- Wil
liams hau been dosperately i|| with
pneumonia, but it is reported that he
Mr. B. Duckett spent Sunday in
Mr. Massey, of Rock Hill, visited
his brother here last week,
Mrs. George Young Is visiting rela
tives in i-rowryville.
Rev. N. J. Holmes preached in the
Citv Hall Sunday night.
The Baptists expect to begin build
ing a new church in the fall. The one
they now use will be used in the con
struction of a regular second qhurch at
The baseball season is on us. The
college and orphanage boys played Sat
urday. The coach for rnecfll|eifetearn,
Mr. Suttles, of Spartanburg, nas ar
rived and wi|l put the team to Tiard
training at once.
Prof. A. V. Martin went to Due
The college board met yesterday and
transacted routine business.
FEATHERSTONE POR QOVERNOR.
Distinguished Prohibitionist of Laurens
to Oppose Ansel.
Columbia, February 20. ?The politi
cal situation was still further compli
cated by the announcement tonight
that Mr. C. C. Featherstone, of Lau
rens, will be a candidate for Governor
in the primary this summer.
Mr. Featherstone was in the city to
night on his way home from Orange
burg county, where he went to deliver
two prohibition speeches today and yes
terday. He stated today that he be
lieved the time for the enactment of a
State prohibition lav. had arrived, and
that he had acceded to the wishes of
his friends to enter the race for gover
nor to advocate that policy. Mr. Feath
erstone was a candidate for governor
in 1898 on the prohibition platform and
was defeated by a combination of pe
culiar circumstances, and by a very
narrow majority. He has not since
that time participated in politics to any
extent. Mr. Featherstone is one of the
strongest lawyers in the State, is a
man of fine address and manners, and
is personally very popular. He has
served as grand -chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias, and is an active
and prominent member of the Metho
There has been considerable talk to
the effect that Mr. John G. Richards,
of Kershaw, may enter the race for
governor this year, and Mr. Richards,
in reply to a question tonight, said he
had the matter under cousideration.
He is also for State prohibition.
Gov. Ansel some time ago announced
that he will be a candidate for re-elec
tion. He was elected two years ago o;i
the platform of local option. J. H.
CROSS HILL NEWS LETTER.
Election for Intendant and Wardens.
Cross Hill, February 24.?Tomorrow
is election day for Intendant and War
dens for cur town. Several names have
been proposed. Intendant Witherspoon
will not offer for re-election, thinking
he will not be here this year. He has
made a good record worthy of imita
tion, and we say to him "Well done!"
Mr. J. Marshal Wasson will open up
a mercantile business in the Wither
spoon store the first of March.
Fred Emerson Brooks was enjoyed
by a good crowd last Thursday night.
There is a 10-cent show in town that
is attracting a good company every
The many friends here of Mr. J. W.
Jones were sorry to hear of his death.
He was a citizen and leading merchant
of Cross Hill some years ago.
The next Lyceum attraction will be a
concert at the school auditorium March
3?the National Ladies' Quartette. The
name indicates the nature of the pro
gramme. They come highly recom
Quite a number of our people are
suffering with grippe. No very serious
cases to report.
Medicine That is Medicine.
"I have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints, but I
have now found a remedy that keeps
me well, and that remedy is Electric
Bitters?a medicine that is medicine for
stomach and liver troubles and for run
down conditions," says W. C. Kiestler,
of Halliday, Ark. Electric Bitters
purify and enrich the blood,, tone up
the nerves and impart vigor and energy
to the weak. Your money will be re
funded if it falls to help you.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
A Touching Incident.
One of the very pathetic incidents in
connection with the death and burial of
the late Col. John D. M. Bhaw was the
presence in the city Monday of a large
number of Col. Shaw's colored friends,
especially those from his late home,
many of whom have lived on the place
from twenty to thirty years. They
came to get a last look at their friend
and chief. Their request was granted
and before the body was removed from
Col. McCravy's to the "Silent City"
many of them went in and viewed the
silent form and turned away weeping,
silently and sadly. In a body they fol
lowed to tho cemetery, and at the re
quest of Mrs, Shaw a deputation of the
older negro servants were allowed the
privilege of filling over the grave. It
was a striking scene of devotion and
loyalty characteristic of the old time
Marked for Death.
"Three years ago I was marked for
death, A graveyard oough was tear
ing my lungs, to niocoa. Doctors failed
to help me ana hope had ficd, when
my husband got Dr. King's New Dis
covery," says Mrs. A. C. Williams, of
Bac, Ky. "The first dose helped me,
and improvement kept on until I had
gained 58 pounds in weight and my
health was fully restored. 'fhjs medi
cine Jiolds t-he' world's healing record
fpi> coughs, eolds, throat and lung dis
oasos. It prevents pneumonia. Sold
under guarantee at Laurens Drug Co.
and Palmetto Drug Co. 50c and $1.
Trial bottle free.
Killed a Negro.
Sul Hughes, formorly of this city,
where he was employed in the mills, is
charged with shooting and killing a ne
gro in a store near Enoree last Satur
Be sure to let us show you our line of
Organs with beautifully finished cases
and the best quality of inside works,
which is the life of an instrument, at
prices that will be money saved for. you.
% M, & E. H Wilkos h Co.
Be sure to attend J. B. Minter &
Bros, bargain sqle, Friday, Feb. 28.
You will find plain flowerpots in all
sjzes, and a beautiful'lino ot jardiniers
ih all sizes at
S. M. & E. H. Wilkea & Co,
GOOD MAN CALLED -
TO HI8 REWARD
Mr. J. W. Jones, One of the County's
Most Highly Esteemed Citizens,
Passed Away Wednesday.
Capt. J. Willie Jones died last Wed
nesday night at his home here, the Col.
James H. Irby mansion, South Harper
street, where he had resided for the
past year or more. Mr. Jones suffered
an attack of grippe a few weeks ago,
but it was thought he was rapidly re
covering when, on last Tuesday night,
complications set up and he grew sud
denly worse, death resulting a day
Thursday afternoon the burial exer
cises were held at the city cemetery,
the Rev. C. F. Rankin, of the Presby
terian church, officiating. The follow
ing were the pallbearers: James W.
Henderson, J. S. Machon, Dr. G. C.
Albright, J. Mills Hunter, R. T. Dun
lap, Ebb Copeland, E. H. Wilke*. Dr.
H- K- Aiken. Honorary: O. B. Sim
mons, J. D. Watts, P. A. Simpson, W.
A. Watts, W. L. Gray, J. J. Pluss,
John N. Wright.
Mr. Jones was 69 years old. He was
a son of Gen. Thomas F. Jones, and
was reared in this city. With the ex
ception of the war period, Mr. Jones
was actively engaged in business, ei
ther as salesman or on his own account,
after he attained his majority until he
retired a few years ago.
When the war broke out he was
clerking at Union, and volunteered
from that place. He served in the
infantry, Mr. R. O. Hairston and per
haps others of this county being mem
bers of his company.
After the war he wos engaged in
business at Cross Hill, and later lo
cated in Laurens, continuing until a
few years ago when he retired.
He was twice married, his first wife
having been a Miss Gary, of Newberry
county, and his second marriage was
to Miss Tallulah Irby, daughter of Col.
J. H. Irby and sister of the late Col. J.
L. M. Irby and Dr. W. C. Irby, who
survives her husband. He is also sur
vived by two sons, Prof. Thomas F.
Jones, of Woodruff, and Mr. Willie
Jones, of Greenville, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. A. N. Brunson, of Columbia,
and Miss Katherine Joees, of Laurens.
The deceased was a warm-hearted,
Christian gentleman, highly regarded
and esteemed by all who knew him.
Tribute of Respect.
God, in His great love, saw fit to call
our dear friend, Mrs. Gus Coats, to her
reward on the third of February, 1908.
Her death was a shock to her friends
and relatives, for she was sick only a
few days before she died. The Reaper
came when least expected.
She was married to Mr. Gua Coits
on December 20, 1905, at Ninety-S. v.
where she had lived before her mar
riage. She was a consistent member
of the Salem Methodist church, at
which place she was buried. Although
she had been married but little more
than a year she had proved to be a
kind, amiable and helpful wife. She
always took great interest in the work
around her home and always tried to
make the home a place o'f comfort,
pleasure and cheerfulness. God took
her away from us while she was yet
young being only 23?but she had
won numbers of friends, Sho nlwayn
delighted in doing aoniothing for somo
one ebe. None knew her but to lovo
her. Wo wero grievod to have to give
up our Kate, but God doeth nil things
We extend to the bereaved husband
and relatives our deepest sympathy,
while we realize that our loss is her
A face Is absent from our midst,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which ne'r can be filled.
ONE WHO KNEW HER.
Where a Multitude of bins are Covered.
The L. & M. PAINT covers defects
in previous paintings, and wears for 10
to 15 years, because the L. o* M- is
pure linseed oil bindor, pure oxide of
zinc, pure white lead, and you help to
make the paint by mixing three quarts
of linseed oil with each gallon of puint,
Its done in a minutes. Makes cost only
$1.20 per gallon.
L. <& M. Paint Agencies:
J. H & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 29-2t
John Drayton William Watts for Sheriff.
Being very urgently solicited by some
of our best citizens, I hereby announce
myself a candidate for Sheriff of Lau
rens county, and of course will uhido by
the Primary election- My frionds de
clare mo the right age, right temper
amtrrl, right man for Laurens ounty'
Shorilf. I declare myself willing to
serve the whole people, and unwilling
to go before Laurens county's most
worthy voters with else than a sjnepy-e
promise to do the county seryico to the
test of my ability. I haye no word, or
thought against the honoyiibio ??Toms"
that arc in the flold. They are of our
men und It shall be left absolutely by
me to our voters as to who they think
can serve them best as Sheriff of
Laurens county. Thanks in advance
for any consideration the public rpav
offer me. I am youya truly.
SMt ilOIIN1 D, W. WATTS.
A Rcnutifiil Woman.
Her surroundings should be in har
mony, and can best be made mo, by t?
well-kept home. Th.c, L A M. Pure j
Paint waken th? home beautiful. It !
preserves it and prevents decay. The
cost per gallon, ready for use, is only
$1.20. It wears for ten years ftn,d
longer. Thirty-three years, oi eohtinu- '
ouh use js. evUrcncw.
See our line of mantels, tiling and
grates, if you are building a new nouse
or thinking of putting in any now man
tela, tiling or grates, it will be to your
Intuit to see our lino and let us figure
with you before you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & .Co.
Don't mis* Minter'g bargain sale, on
FrWay, Feb. fe, ' '
LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. R. R. McDaniel, of Due West,
was in the city Monday.
Miss Jessie Todd has returned to
Greenwood after a visit to Mrs. J. H.
Misses Mary Barry, Annie and Liszie
Richey attended the dance in Clinton
Mrs. Ida Johnstone of New York and
Miss Lena Elliott of Sumter are in the
city for a few days.
Dr. J. Q. Wilbur, a beloved and hon
ored citizen of the county, was in the
Miss Lucile Hix has accepted a posi
tion in the business office of the Lau
Mr3. C. V. Hipp, of Mountville, and
Miss Sudie Gray, of Eden, spent Sun
day with the family of Mr. John Arm
Mr. Grover Peterson of Wofford col
lege spent from Friday to Tuesday in
the city visiting his mother, Mrs. Mag
Mr. S. G. McDaniel has bought out
the market of Mr. E. T. Lawson and
will continue the business at the old
stand which was formerly occupied by
Misses Toccoa Caine of Converse col
lege, Jessie Bolt of Columbia college,
and Annie Childress of Chicora college,
nil from Saturday to Tuesday at
tneir homes in the city.
The "candidates' column" is growing
apace in The Advertiser. This week
Mr. C. A. Power announces for clerk
of court, Mr. John D. W. Watts for
sheriff, and Messrs. William T. Dorroh
and W. L. Ferguson for auditor. Watch
this column, it is going to be popular
and will grow longer as the weeks go
Cloth All Wool, aad Paiut All Paint
Is cheaper than shoddy cloth or shoddy
paint. The L. & M. is zinc metal made
into oxide of zinc combined with white
lead, and then made into paint with
pure linseed oil in thousand gallon
grindings and mixings. Wears long.
Actual cost, only $1.20 per gallon.
L. & M. Paint Agents:
J. H. & M. L. Nash, Laurens.
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton. 29-2t
Laurens County Teachers' Association.
The next meeting f the Laurens
county teachers will be held in the
Laurens county court house on Satur
day morning, Feb. 29th, at 10.30
o'clock. The following is the program:
1. How to Secure Better Attendance
in the Public Schools. Paper by Miss
May Putnam. Discussion led by Prof.
A. y. Rice.
2. Nature Study in our Schools. Pa
per by Miss Elizabeth Faris. Discus
sion led by Supt. R. W. Nash.
3. Civics in the Schools of South
Carolina. Supt. H. B. Dominick.
4. The Inspiration of the Teacher.
Prof. A. E. Spencer.
The above program will be interest
ing and the presence of every teacher
in the county is earnestly desired.
Free entertainment will be provided.
This is Worth Reading.
Leo F. Zelinski, of ?8 Gibson St.,
Buffalo, N. Y., says: "I cured the
most annoying cold sore I ever had
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. I applied
this salvo once a day for two days,
when every trace of the sore was gone
for good." Heals all sores.
Sold under positive guarantee at the
Laurens Drug Co. 's and Palmetto Drug
Co.'s drug store, 25c.
Big bargains at Minter'snext Friday.
New Judges Elected.
The General Assembly, in joint ses
sion last Thursday afternoon, elected
Mr. J, W. Devoro, of Edgefield, and
Mr. S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence, as
judges of the recently created Eleventh
and Twelfth Judicial Circuits. The
Eleyenth Circuit is composed of the
counties of Lexington, Suluda and
EdgeJield; the Twelfth Circuit of Flor
onco, Marion, Georgetown and Horry.
The new judges are both leading law
yers in their respective circuits.
Monument for Dr. Thornwell.
A movement is on foot among the
Knights of Pythias of South Carolina
to erect a monument to the late Dr
James H. Thornwell, who was at tin
time of his death Grand Keeper of Ree
prds. and Seals, The proposition to
erect the monument was first made at
the District Convention of the Knights
of Pythias, held at Walhalla last week.
On April 1 all subscribers to this pa?
per who are in arrears will ho out off.
The Postal authorities require to do so.
Big bargains at Mlnter's next Friday.
Will Meet With Alts. Sullivan.
J. IL Kcvahuw Chaptor, Daughters
of the Confederacy, will meet at the
home of Mrs. J. H, Sullivan next Mon
day afternoon at 3.30.
You will be glad if you attend J. E.
Minter # Bros, big bargain sale Friday
SKED that will grow. Go to J. H.
Sullivan's store for your Red Rust
Proof Oats and Beardless Seed Barley.
OAK WOOD Good Oak and Hickory
Wood for sale, delivered in any quan
tity. J. J, Dondy, Laurens, 'Phone 13.
FOR SALE?Five lots on Academy
street, opposite II. B. Humbert and J.
I. Coleman. For price, ?to., apply to
N. B. Dial, Lauren*, S. C. 28-2t
FOR SALE 200 bushels Mortgage
Lifter Cotton Seed. Strictly pure, rnoe
per bushel, 75 cents. 150 hUHhel* Toole
Prolific Cotton Seed, Ready for Imme,
diate "delivery. M. E. McDaniel, Jr.
ftffj 4, Laurens, S. C. 28-4t
FOR SALE- Incubator complete,
manufactured by Mftnuon-Oampbell Co.
Good as new, l??> egg capacity. Price
|7.fi0, We incubator at Mountville, S.
0. Address; A. B. Crisp, Heardmont,
FOR SALE?The two aid school Jots
in town of Crqaa HUI, wUlheaoldto the
highent \nddur. on Saturday, March 7,
ajrCyoia Htll, 8. C.f at 12 o'clock, M.
T. M. Pinaon4Chftirman. 31-2L
HOME THIS WEEK
Will Return for Elee ion
of Latimcr's Successor
ELECTION, MARCH :*
The Measures Passed Relating to Lau?
rens County, Including School Bonds
and Salaries of Officers.
Senator F. P. McGowan and Reper
8entatives R. Dunk Boyd, John H. Mil
ler and John M. Cannon are at homo
from the forty-day session of the
General Assembly, which came to a
close last Saturday. However, they
will return to Columbia on the 3d of
March to participate in the election of
a successor to the late United States
Senator A. C. Latimer to fill out his
unexpired term, which is exactly one
year from the day named to select a
Quite a number of candidates have
been announced, "suggested" and
"urged" for the unexpired term,
among them being General Willie Jones
of Columbia, Hon. LeGrand Walker of
Georgetown, Hon. F. B. Gary of Abbe
ville, Major J. C. Hemphill of Charles
ton and Hon. E. M. Rucker of Ander
It is the opinion of some of the Lau
rens delegation that the Hon. Frank B.
Gary, member of the Legislature from
Abbeville and former speaker of the
House, will be chosen as Mr. Latimcr's
During the session of the General
Assembly just closed over 1,300 bills
were introduced and a largo amount of
work was accomplished. Of course,
as is always the case, hundreds of
these measures died on the calendar.
Numerous others, good and bad, were
defeated, and several hundred of more
or less importance were enacted into
laws and will be placed on the statute
Among the measures passed affect
ing Laurens were Mr. McGowan's bill
providing for the issue of bonds by the
various school districts for school pur
poses and exempting same from taxa
tion. By the same author a local bill
was introduced and passed authorizing
the trustees of the Laurens city schools
to issue additional bonds, and to sell
the old school property and purchase
The salaries of the county auditor
and treasurer were raised from $1,000
per annum to $1,300 and the terms of
county supervisor and superintendent
of education made four years instead of
two. These were general bills.
Another local measure enacted was
in relation to the salaries and duties of
the magistrates and constables. Un
der the provisions of this bill Mount
ville is to be provided with a magis
trate at a salary of $50 a year, hia
constable the same, while the salaries
of the other officers in the county, with
the exception of thoao at Laurens,
Clinton and Waterloo, are increased
from $50 per annum to $75.
WANTED--Young man to work at v
the Laundry. Must not be afraid of
work, Apply to T. K. Hudgens, at
WANTED - By a young lady, a posi
tion as Clerk or Stenographer. Refer
ences given. Address "Business," Bon
155, Clinton, S. C. 30-11
LOST Memorandum Book, either ai
Laurens or on road between Lauren,
and Mountville. Contnined hills of lum
bcr and cotton weights, etc. Findei
please return to A. P. Fuller, Mount
ville, S. C, or to Advbrtiseu office.
NOTICE-To the People of Laurens:
We wish to announce that we have
opened a general Repair Shop for re
pairing, refinishing and upholstering;
of all kinds of Furniture. Your patron
age kindly solicited. First-class work
guaranteed. Telephone 34t?. Miller &.
Flanders, over Enterprise Bank, Lau
rens, S. C. 29-It.
FULL stock of all grades New Or
leans Molsssos. Prices right, J. H.
NOTICE-Now Laurens Hotel, Lau
rens, S. C. Under new management.
First class accomodation. Polite at
tendants. Special attention to commer
cial men. Yours to please, II. R.
Moldau, Proprietor, 29-11
BREAD ia the staff of life; therefore
havo it good. This you can buy from
J. H. Sullivan. All grades. 29
WANTED-Agents to sell Maxwell
Automobiles, the best car on the mar
ket for doctors. Liberal discounts.
Write for particulars. Spartanburg
Automobile Co., Agents, Spartanburg
S. C. 28tf
"COPYRIGHT Flour is the boat Moo.
made, and I have decided to give ms
family the best; thereforo 1 shall use
nothing but COPYRIGHT- its pure
NOTICE City taxes due and pnyn
bio before 29th February. No bai
FOR SALE-S. C. Rhode Island I
eggs, $1.50 per 15. Pecan trees, 4 I ft
feet high, of best variety, $2.5?) (tor
doaen. Apply to G. W. Mattison, Ronen
Path, S. C. or D. A. Madden. Water
loo, S. C. 27-:it
SOUNI) Unknown Peas for aale in
any quantity at prices to move them
quick. J. H. Sullivan. 21)
NOTICE-All pertons are forbidden
to hunt or otherwise trespass on <>ni
lands, situate in ScufHetown township,
Laurena county. W. J. Bryson, A. Y\
Thompson, Mrs. Margaret Winchestei
FOR SALE- The Boyd homoatead.
j situated on Hampton street, containing
i three acres, r\oro or less, well im
I proved. Apply to W. L. Boyd. 26 It,