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^ SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Bramlett
are spending their honeymoon at Hen
dersonville, whither tncy went last
Thursday for a stay of a few weeks.
These popular young people were mar
ried last Tuesday evening by the Rev.
William E. Thayer, the ceremony tak
ing place at the Baptist pastoriuni.
Mrs. Bramlett, nee Miss Rosa M.
Wright, lias a large circle of friends
and acquaintances in the city and county
while Mr. Bramlett is an industrious
and progressive young man who has
charge of the Bramlett shops located
on Laurens street.
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Friday evening at their homo on
Church street Dr. ami Mrs. C. L. Poole
entertained a large number of the young
people of the city in honor of their at
tractive visitors from Greenville, Misses
Rosa and Hattie Davenport. Tlfe spa
cious lawns were lighted up with Japan
ese lanterns and the parlors decorated
with pot plants and ferns, providing
pleasant surroundings for both an in
door and outdoor reception. Mr. and
Mrs. Poole were assisted in receiving
by Mrs. Edward Philpnt and Miss Helen
Crisp. Punch was served by Miss Lila
Hart and Misses Nellie and Ruth Boole
served cream and cake.
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Misses Lint and Willie Jones have
gone to Hendersonville for the remain
der of the summer.
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While in the city Friday Hon. R.
Goodwyn Rhett, of Charleston, was the
guest of Mr. M. L. Copeland.
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Wednesday evening Miss Annie Richey
informally entertained a few friends in
compliment to her visitors of the eve
ning, Misses Hart and Craig. Those
present were: Misses Lila Hart, Sarah
Craig, of Rock Hill, Sadie Richey and
Elizabeth Richey and Messrs. Charles
Simpson, Bearce Irby and E. D. Lang?
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Miss Helen MeGhec, one of the most
popular members of Greenwood's so
ciety, is the guest this week of Miss
Annie Gilkerson at her home on North
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Mrs. N. B. Dial will be at home to
the ladies of the Fortnightly Social
Club Wednesday morning.
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Complimentary to her guest, Miss
Dallie Jones, of Suinter, Miss Helen
Crisp will entertain her many friends,
Wednesday evening at the Crisp home
on Church street.
Misses Annie and Elizabeth Richey
will be at homo to the Mysterious
Twenty-two club Thursday evening at
their home on West Alain street,
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Misses Willie Mae Childress, Mary
Todd and Julia Gilkerson leave Thurs
day for a visit to Mi.ss Annie Jamieson
in Saluda, N. C,
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The young people of Laurens enjoyed
a most pleasant dance at Fowler's nail
last evening; many visiting young
ladies' were present.
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In honor of her attractive guest, Miss
Ida Palmer, of Union, Miss Ruth Payne
entertained a large number of her
friends at a delightful reception last
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Mrs. S. R. Todd left Tuesday for a
short visit to friends in Clinton".
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Mrs. A. C. Haskell, Jr., leaves today
for Hendersonville, where she will
spend several weeks.
The week of common pleas court ad
journed Friday afternoon after dispos
ing of a number of cases. Besides
Barksdalo vs. the C. * W. ('. Railway
Co., which was noted in last issue, the
following business was disposed of:
May field Woolen Mills Clothing Co.
against J. K. Anderson for the collec
tion of an account was taken up Tues
day, but later was continued until the
Augusta Lumber Go. vs. H. E. Gray,
suit for $:i2r>.00 payment for car of lum
ber which the defendant claimed did
not come up to requirement and was not
delivered at specified time. Richey &
Richey represented the plaintiff and
Cannon ami Black well the defendant.
The verdict was $:!2? for the plaintiff,
David Weathers vs. the ('. & W. C.
R'y Co., suit for $7,000 damage to per
son, upon motion of -defendant's coun
sel, Simpson, Cooper and Babb was
non-suited by Judge Klugh. David
Weathers is the young boy who in
placing slicks on the track had three
of Iiis fingers cut off. Gannon and
Blackwell were the plaintiff's attorneys.
W. L. Gray against Sullivan's town
ship, suit for six year's interest on a
$500 bond issued by the township for
the Carolina, Knoxvillc & Western R'y
Co. Judge Klugh directed a verdict for
$267.07,and amount of interest claimed.
F. P. McGowan represented the plain
tiff and C. C. Fealherstono the town
Guy Felts and J. W.Felts vs. the Lau
rens Telephone Co., suit for $1,000
damage to person of Guy Felts and
$50.00 to buggy of J. W." Felts caused
by a wire hanging too low over the road
near Cold Point. The case was decided
in favor of the defendant on the ground
that the Telephone Co. does not own
these lines in the country. Cannon ami
Blackwell were for the plaintiffs and
Richey and Featlierstone for the defen
T. N. Barksdalo vs. thcG, N. & L.
Ry. Go. was non suited and Willis vs.
C. & W. C was continued.
Children's Day al Langston.
A large crowd attended the annual
observance of Children's day at Langs
ton church, Scufllotown township, last
Saturday. An excellent address was
delivered by Dr. Pat ton of Gross An
chor, a prominent Sunday School work
er. A lint! picnic dinner was spread
and t he day much enjoyed by all.
Oray Court Masons Enjoy Picnic.
Gray Court, July 25. The Masons of
this place en joyed a Hpo picnic here on
the Methodistchnrch lawn Saturday at
which Hon. It. A. Cooper and Rev.'W.
E. Thayer, of Laurens, and Mr. Goo.
T. Bryan, of (Jreenville, delivered able
addresses on Masonry.
CANDIDATES FOR SENATE SPEAK.
(Continued from first page.)
banks the power of issuing the money
and panics would be the result. The
speaker discussed the other issues of
tnc campaign ami closed with a strong
appeal for prohibition, proclaiming the
evils resultant upon the present na
tional laws. He promised to do all he
could to eliminate the traffic from the
State and to do his best in behalf of the
cause if elected to the senate. Col.
Lumpkin concluded his speech with a
pressing invitation to all the people to
come to see him in Washington.
hon. o. b. martin.
The third speaker was Hon. 0. B.
Martin, of Columbia, who was intro
duced by Solicitor Cooper as a very sen
sible man, in one particular at least, in
that he married in this county. Mr.
Martin had in his hand a copy of The
I.aureus Advertiser of July 22nd, from
which he read the extract above quoted,
declaring it unfair to publish such ex
pressions in advance of the speaking.
It was then that he related the "goat
ioke" with good effect, producing
nearly laughter. Mr. Martin is a good
joker and story teller, using his anec
dotes with good effect. In the course
of Iiis address he said that there were
some things being discussed in this
campaign that were unbecoming a sen
ator, with which the audience silently
agreed. The speaker condemned gam
bling in stocks, cotton, wheat, etc.,
opposed the tariff, immigration and the
currency plan of Mr. Bhett; he favored
drainage. Mr. Martin reviewed his
record as State Superintendent of Ed
ucation and promised always to labor in
behalf of his people. His speech was
received with hearty applause.
hon. R. QOODWYN RAETT.
Hon. R. Coodwyn Rhett, mayor of
Charleston, was introduced as the next
speaker. Mr. Rhett had never ap
peared before a Laurens audience and
much interest, due to the prominence
he has in the race, was held as to what
manner of man and speaker he was.
Mr. Rhett seemed to be thoroughly
alive to the situation, primed for the
task and prepared to say something of
benefit to the people. He Bald in the
beginning that the question of white
supremacy had been forever settled in
the South and that the task for South
ern people now was to get a hand in
the administration of the government,
thereby working toward industrial su
premacy which should be ours. He de
clared the concentration of power in
Wall street antagonistic to the interests
of the South and said his currency plan
would take away from the Street the
manipulation of the money of the coun
try and general prosperity would result
therefrom. His plan was simply to put
the money situation where each com
munity would not be dependant upon
New York for money. He discussed
several pertinent questions and in clos
ing denied flatly the accusations that he
knew Mr. Grace would make on his de
hon. k. i). smith.
Mr. E. D. Smith, of Florence, stated
at the outset that he had had the pleas
ure of addressing Laurens county audi
ences on previous occasions and knew
personally many of the voters here.
For four years he had devoted all of his
time and spent his last available dollar
in a cause ot the greatest vital interest
to every Southern farmer. This was in
reference to his work and connection
with the Southern Cotton Association,
of which he has been the leader of the
South Carolina division. He explained
why he was now asking election to the
United Slates senate, stating that he
believed much more could lie accom
plished along certain lines by trans
ferring his activities to the National
Congress. He told of the manipulation
of the cotton and grain gamblers and
how the South was effected by these
methods. In closing Mr. Smith said he
did not have to explain his Democracy,
that he had never sulked when his party
needed his support. Mr. Smith is a
rapid and effective speaker and many
of his remarks elicited applause.
hon. john oaky kvans.
Mr. Evans was received with ap
plause. He always feels at home in
Laurens, havir ,been born "just across
the creek" and now resided just be
yond the Enorce. Mr. Evans declared
that the people need not elect him be
cause of any service he may have ren
dered the State and then launched into
; clear cut discussion of his well known
ideas of the tariff and money questions.
He has made the study of these issues
a specialty for a number of years and
is therefore thoroughly familiar with
the subjects, lie informed the crowd
that more than twenty years ago the
Reformers had begun the light which
had only recently elicited the energies
of Mr. Smith. Mayor Rhett's currency
scheme and his advocated national bank
ing system were ridiculed. Gov. Evans
spoke with some difficulty because of
MR. john p. crack.
Mr. John P. Grace, of Charleston,
was the last speaker and although the
hour was late he was given a respect
ful hearing and accorded much applause.
His entire speech was devoted to at
tacks Upon lion. R. G. Rhett, as they
have been throughout the campaign.
As he himself said: "My purpose in
making this campaign is to keep one of
South Carolina's senatorial togas from
being packed in the Republican ele
phant's trunk," meaning of course that
his purpose is to defeat Mr. Rhett,
whom he charges with Republicanism.
Mr. Grace spoke lengthily on matters
that pertain to the city politics of
Charleston and in them all accusing Mr.
Rhett of being a Republican, but at the
same time admitting that he (Grace)
had supported Rhett not only for mayor
but also for delegate to the national
Democratic convention at Chicago. Mr.
Grace read the affidavit above referred
to and claimed that Rhett could not
deny nor disprove it. Mr. Grace begged
the people to "forget" Rhett when the
votes were being cast. The speaker
from Charleston whs liberally ap
Reunion in (ircenvillc.
The State re-union of Confederate
veterans will be in Greenville on
Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 12th
and lJth. Heretofore these re unions
havo been held in Columbia, but by
special invitation the city of Grdonvilfo
got It for this your. Laurens will send
a large number of her noble veterans of
the grtat struggle to the re-union and
they are looking forward to a great
APPOINTMENT OP NEQRO NOTARIES.
(Continued from first page.)
notary public which you will please at
tach to the recommendation which I
have already filed in your office. This
petition is made ouL'fyn his own hand
Yours very truly,
(Signed) JOS. A. McCULLOUGH.
GOV. B. R. TIL.L.MAN APPOINTS NKGHO.
This is to certify that the records in
the Secretary of State's office show
that on December 30, 1893, Governor B.
R. Tillman appointed one Joshua E.
Wilson, of Florence, S. C, a notary
Eublie and a commission was issued for
im on the above date. 1 am personally
acquainted with Joshua E. Wilson, of
Florence, who is a negro, and who holds
a commission as notary public, dated as
W. 11. MALLOY,
Assistant Secretary of State.
Columbia, S. C, July 1G, 1908.
GOVERNOR ELLERBEKS CUSTOM.
Columbia, S. C. July 10, 1908.
Mr. A. J. Bethea, Private Secretary,
Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: Your letter of July 16th
stating that the records in the Gov
ernor's ollice show that during the ad
ministration of Governor Ellerbe, in ex
ceptional cases, a few colored men who
were of good character and qualified
electors under the Constitution and
strongly indorsed by good white citi
zens, were appointed notaries public,
has been received. In reply 1 wish to
slate that this is true. It is the usual
custom and was the policy of the Gov
ernor under whom I served to thor
oughly investigate all such applications
ana where they were found to be all
right and those who indorsed them
urged their appointment the appoint
ment was made. Of course it is not a
general practice to make such appoint
ments, but they are made under the
circumstances stated above.
With kind regards 1 am,
Yours very truly,
(Signed) W. BOYD EVANS,
Private Sec'y to Gov. Ellerbe.
GOVERNOR HEYWARD'S RECORD.
Columbia, S. C, July 16, 1908.
Mr. A. J. Bethea, Private Secretary,
Columbia. S. C.
Dear Sir: During Governor Hey
ward'a administration it was his fixed
rule not to appoint a colored notary un
less he deemed the circumstances re
questing this appointment most excep
tional. A notary was never appointed
unless the application was accompanied
by the indorsement of representative
citizens of the community in which the
At the personal and urgent request of
leading prominent and representative
citizens Governor Ilcyward did, in one
or two cases, appoint colored men to
the office of notary public. As 1 have
said above these were most exceptional
cases, and I am sure that an investiga
tion of the records of the office and of
the attendant circumstances will cause
no criticism whatever of Governor
Heyward's action in these few cases.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) J. E. NOKMENT,
Private Sec'y to Gov. Ilcyward.
GOVERNOR RICHARDSON'S ATTITUDE,
Columbia, S. C, July 23, 1908.
Dear Mr. Bethea: 1 do not recall any
particular instance of the appointment
of a negro as notary public by Gov
ernor" John Peter Richardson while I
was private secretary, but am satisfied
several negroes were so commissioned
during the administration of that noble
old slave holder.
(Jovernor Richardson respected ne
groes worthy of respect and it was his
policy to recognize and encourage in
tegrity, intelligence and general worthi
ness in that race.
Yours very truly,
(Signed) WM. E. GONZALES.
Marlar Family Re-Union.
On Sunday, July 26th, at the Marlar
home in Dial's township, was held a
Marlar family re-union celebrating the
seventy-ninth anniversary of Mis.
Eliza Marlar's birthday. All her chil
dren, grandchildren and great-grand
children were present, there being
thirty-nine in number. The day was
most joyously spent by both young and
old, a great feast having been prepared
and all those present joined in a gen
uine singing jubilee in the afternoon.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Hand, Mr. and Mrs. John Mailar,
Mr. and Mrs. Libert Marlar, and all
their children, Mr. J. A. Williams and
family, Mr. J. W. Hand and family,
Mr. J. E. Tolleson and family, Mr. T.
P. Holcombe and family, Mr. Lee Mar
lar and family, and Miss Ella Marlar.
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
WANTED A young lady for assis
tant marker and assorter. Must write
a good, rapid hand. Apply to T. K.
Hudgens, Laurens Steam Laundry,
Laurens, S. C. 52.2t
BUILD1NO MATERIAL- All kinds
cheap for cash. Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Hair, Lime
and Cement. See me before you buy
elsewhere. Yards next to City Power |
Station. C. H. Duckett, Laurens, S. ('.
COPYRIGHT FLOUR is loading,
Ten years on trial, growing more pop
ular every year. There is a reason for
this. The quality is high, the grade
NOTICE Laurens, South Carolina,
July 14, 1908. This is to notify the pub
lic that seven (7) blank policies of the
London & Lancashire lore Insurance
Company of Liverpool, England, num
bered 7162944 to 7102950 inclusive, have
been lost. All parties are warned not
to accept these policies as they were
never signed by us, and will not be re?
cognizon by the said London & Lanca
shire Fire Insurance Company. L. G.
Balle, Jr. & Company. f>0 41
FOR SALE OR RENT I desire to
sell or lease my farm located near
Hoyd's ("ross Roads. Three horse farm
open, including some fine bottoms.
Good G room dwelling and other neces
sary improvements. J. Wister Martin,
Laurens, S. ('., Rt. No. 4. 51-31.
NOTICE TO ICE CONSUMERS
lee will not be sohl on Sunday except at
(he following hours: 8.30 to 10 a. m.
and 3 to 4 p. m. Laurens Ice Factory.
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"If you want to buy an article"? iys Thomas Carlylc, "let it be genuine, al what- *
ever price; if the price is too high for me I will go without it, unequipped for the present?
I shall not have equipped myself with hypocrisy at any rate.1' i
Iiuck's stoves are genuine?that's the key-note of their struct lite. Even down to (
little tilings?seemingly unimportant ones?they arc made right.
Tito oven bottom of a 1 luck's steel range is lap jointed?or "bridge braced"?bottom ^
cannot sag?baking pans always in entire contact?no rivets or bolts to interfere with mov- (
ing of pans?oven absolutely gas and ash tight. >
Ruck's cost no more?and have many advantages not found in ordinary stoves. The
prices and the stoves will appeal to you. See*them today. I
Simpson, Cooper & ab ? ,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
If you are in need of a nice Monu
ment for loved ones I am prepared to
furnish it to you at very reasonable
prices. See me.
J. WADE ANDERSON, Laurens, S. C.
DU. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
UV N< )T BUY the best
Flour ? It will pay you
every time. "Colum
bian" Flour is made
from the piek of the
The .sweetest, lightest, cleanest ami
most perfect Hour i.s "Columbian"
Flour. Try it. There's a
quality will tell.
J. S. Machen
L. A. McCOR
The Piano and Organ Man
A few words which you cannot help believing'
unless you are prejudiced.
SELL AS RENOWNED PIANOS for tone, quality, elasticity
of touch and skilled workmanship as are made. I have no
schemes to sell a piano. When I sell a piano it is direct
from the factory to the purchaser, there being no unnecessary ex
pense. The price is the very lowest possible and the profit shorter
than of any dealer in this section. I do not have pianos drayed
around and left on trial, which adds to the cost and the buyer
pays it. If you know these facts and do not buy of me (for I sell
for less) then you simply prefer to pay from $75 to $150.00 more,
which is nothing but robbing one's self or of your loved ones,
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THESE PIANOS
The Starr McPhail Richmond
Chase Peerless Electric
And several makes of Player Pianos.
With every Piano sold from this date I will give free of char^i^
a twenty-lesson piano course in music.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano and Organ Man. Laurens, S. C.