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FROM CAROLINA TO GEORGIA.
Ekom Citizea Writes of His Expert,
enoe and Observations.
Ah I am taking a little vacation and
sitting here wishing *or a gPmpso of
The Advertiser, I concluded 1 would
write you a short letter.
Myself and wife started from our
home in Ekom by private conveyance
on Aug. 4th., our destination being
Washington. Ga. We came by way
of Ware Shoals, Cokesbury, Abbeville.
Mt. Carmel, crossing Savannah river
at Cades Ferry and entering Elbert
county. From Elbert we crossed
Broad river into Wilkes county. Af
ter driving about ten miles we came
to the little town of Danburg, where
we Btopped for a much needed rest.
Just before we reached Cokesbury
we saw a Held of corn about, ten
acres, belonging to a Mr. Higgins. who
said he would make seventy-five bush
els per acre. It was by far the finest
fieid ot corn we saw on our journey.
Farmers around Cokesbury were
still working their cotton, but we
failed to see what good it could do.
We saw several farms in that section
that will take twenty-five acres to
make a bale of cotton, and corn no
good at all. We came by a place in
Greenwood county called Deadfall,
where we struck the Abbeville road
that led us out to Abbeville court
house. This road led us through the
section of county, known as the Tol
bert or Long Cane settlement, and
the people that I had heard talking
about this particular part of creation,
1 thought had very lively imagination,
hut from this on will not be so curi
ous as to investigate that particular
section. We thought would get place
oht of town for good night's rest, so
commenced trying to get a place to
stop first night before sundown. The
first place we tried of course they
had company and could not take us
in, but knew the next place would
accomodate traverlers. So we tried the
next, and found that the men folks
were away, hut that they expected
their brother would take us in. So we
were off for the brothers and found
to our disgust that his wife was away.
His sister-in-law was not able to wait
on company, so he directed us to a
"mighty nice place, just over the hill."
1 had given up in dispair. and con
cluded to drive on to Abbeville, but
my good lady insisted that we try
One more place, which we did and
anet with success and hearty welcome,
which made me think there were some
good people left. It was our good
fortune to be accomodated, for the
night at the hospitable home of Mr.
Monro Graham, wh re he and his
good wife made everything as pleas
ant for us as on,; could wish. These
good people were formerly from Geor
gia. My wife being a native of the
same State twitted me with the fact
that we could always depend on
Georgia for hospitality. After a good
night's rest we started out for Mt.
Carmel. We had a nice morning for
traveling as it was cloudy. We found
the crops along the ror.d in very bad
condition. Can't be more than a half
crop made in that section. We got
to Mt. Carmel about noon and were
then a distance of five miles from the
river. After resting our team again,
we resumed our journey. Another
hour's drive brought us to the grand
old river. Cade's ferry, better known
as "The Point", is where Broad river
runs into the Savanna".;. The river at
tin-; :>oint. is 445 yards in width. A
l; ?? il old slavery time darkey, whose
life lias been spent in the service,
landed us safely on Georgia soil. Then
we found the little village of Lisbon
in Wilkes county. They have had
three month's wet weather and crops
very poor. On some of the large
farnio, one-third or one-half of the
cotton is turned out. What they were
fortunate enough to get worked Is
small and cannot make hall' a crop.
Taking everything into consider
ation our home county. Laurens. has
th" liest prospect lor good crops we
have seen. But this condition of af
fairs; over here seldom happens, lor
you can go to any farmer's home over
lic e and line last year's corn, fodder
and home raised meat in abundance.
Th< 86 farmers furnish their hands
with meat, corn meal. etc. from their
cribs and smoke houses, so you see
they are prepared for a bad crop year
occasionally. .1. G. C.
The Prohibition Candidate.
Unintentionally the Columbia state
is aiding Mr. Peaiherstonfi in his can
didacy for governor by its singling
him out from the others for an attack
on his views on prohibition. The
State has attempted to show that his
record on this question is not consist
ent with his present attitude, but in
Gie ef.'oit it has drnc \?'t?nt that gen
tleman has neon alte?, ptlng to do
throughout the campaign, make the
prohibition question the paramount
one. lie was rot so successful as he
wished, but with that paper's efforts
the two will likely succeed and Mr.
Feat'1*-! stene will I ocomo the lending
Candidate of the State-w;de prohibi
tionists. This has 'been hi* hope from
Iffto first. This insures him of being
he second race and at the same
tiii of a mighty good chance of be
iny! i-'m-enior. Marlboro Times
JOEL E. IHM NSON ATTACKS
C C. FEATIIERSTONE
(Continued from page one.)
side of the question) not to put out
So it seems that not only the Je
rome hotel conference, which Mr.
Branson did not attend, and the
fair week conference, which he
did attend, both decided that it would
not be wise to put out a ticket in 1906.
Such was my view and it was con
curred in by both conferences.
The Jerome hotel conference, which
I attended, and the only one which I
attended, except the fair week confer
ence, decided not to put out a ticket
as claimed by Mr. Brunson.
Such are the facts and I will be
borne out by Dr. Croiuer, Mr. Bristow
If Mr. Brunson, or any one else,
can make capital out of the fact that
these conferences agreed with me and
not with Mr. Brunson, they are wel
come to it.
I acted then, as I have always done,
for what I thought was the best in
terest of the cause of prohibition.
Mr. Brunson paid no attention to
the action of these conferences, but
ran for governor and was defeated.
Now, in the last place as to what oc
curred at the fair week conference,
with reference to the Law and Order
In Columbia there had been organ
ized a "Law and Order league," for
the purpose of enforcing law and or
der generally, but more especially
the anti-whiskey laws.
The Anti-saloon league was not
then in existence, in this State.
'l'lic Law and Order league referred
to were local organizations.
1 thought they were good organiza
tions and ought to be encouraged, and
I offered a resolution indorsing them.
I did not offer a resolution to the
effect that "Hereafter all of the work
of the prohibitionists be done through
the Law and Order league."
1 could not have done this for the
reason that the law and order leagues,
to which I referred, were purely local
organizations. My idea was simply
to encourage such organizations in
each county, for the purpose of law
The statement made, at the very
last by Mr. Brunson, that I had, a
few weeks before joined in a meet
ing to put in the held a State ticket,
on a prohibition-license platform Is
absolutely without foundation. 1 have
never taken part in any such confer
ence, nor have 1 ever heard of such
I do not now recall the names of
all (hose who took part in the Hotel
Jerome conference, nor in the fair
week conference. But all those pres
ent at both conferences will recollect
what transpired and 1 call upon them
in the Interest of lair dealing to come
out and tell about it.
I also ask. Mr. Editor, that you give
this as prominent a place as you did
the Brunson article.
No man in South Carolina can ray
truthfully that I have ever been un
true to the prohibition cause, 1 may
have made mistakes, 1 doubtless have,
but my motives have always been pure
c. C. Featherstone.
Laurens, Aug 15.
CLINTON'S MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
Mayor McMillan Rccloctcd?Six Abler
men Also Chosen on Friday.
Clinton, August 1(5.?The election
for a mayor and six aldermen for the
town of Clinton was held on Friday
with the following result: W. II. Mc
Millan, mayor; W. II. Simpson, coun
cilman from ward 1; L. B. Billard,
ward \> : II. L. Todd, ward ::: J. H.
Voung. ward !; N. A. Qarrett, waul ?">:
J. C. Harper, ward 6.
1st. The politician is my shepherd
I shall not want for good things ilur.
ing the campaign.
2. He leadeth me into the drug
store for my vote's sake; he lllleth my
pockets with fine cigars; and tin CO
co-cola glass runneth over.
lie Bhaketh my hand witii ap
parent joy and gladness. He slappeth
nie on the shoulder and mnketh him
self familiar, lb' Inquireth after the
welfare of my family even unto the
I. Yen, though I walk through
mud and rain to vote for him, he
straightway forgeteth me. ami though
I meet him in his own office lie know
eth me not.
."?. Surel} the wool lias been pulled
over mine eyes all the days of my
A Good Waler?
To sufferers from Bladder and Kid
The writer has suffered for many
years from the abOVS troubles, deriv
ing nothing but temporary relief from
medicines. For the last six months I
have been using the water from the
Davis Spring, located near Laurens,
S. C. and am today enjoying greater
relief than ever before, all symptoms
having completely disappeared.
I take great pleasure in recommend
ing this water to all who are suffer
ing as I have and believe It will work
a permanent cure.
J. P. Hicks,
Of J. F. Hicks & Sons.
3 It Lnurens. S. C.
CLINTON SOCIAL NEWS.
Serif? of Delightful Entertainments.
People Coming and Going.
Clinton, August 15.?Mrs.Phllson de
lightfully entertained the young peo
ple of the town last week in honor of
her granddaughter, Miss Florrle Lang
ston of Darlington.
Mrs. J. H. Young entertained a
number of young married ladies last
week in honor of her guests, Mrs.
Arthur Copeland of Columbia, and
Mrs. Robert Copeland of Laurens.
Mrs. W. B. Owens had a delightful
which was enjoyed by a number of
Miss Eliza McDonald of Atlanta Is
the guest of the Misses Dillard tills
Mr. Chas. Shockley of Spartanburg
is visiting his sister, Mrs. Hall.
Mr. Lynn Copeland is ill at his
home in Clinton.
Miss Josie Prather of I'nlon is
visiting her mother in this city.
Mrs. Allen and children of Clio are
visiting Mrs. A. M. Copeland.
Miss Alleen Deaver of Carlisle and
Miss denevieve Cousar of Chester vis
ited Miss Jane Kennedy last week.
Mr. T. P. P. Carson of C.reenville
has accepted a position in Bailey's
Hank, where he takes Mr. Butler
Hoyd's position. Mr. Hoyd has accept
ed a position in the First National
Hank of Clinton.
Mr. A. F. Spencer and family left
Friday for Niagara and other places
Dr. L. M .Kennedy left Monday for
Ashville. N. C.
Dr. Alex Fewell of Rock Hill spent
a few days in the city with Dr.
Kennedy, last week.
Mrs. .1. A. Bailey and children are
Spending some time in Montreat.
Miss Frances Copeland has return
ed from a tri)) to Blairs.
Miss Marguerite Parrott has return
ed from Bishopville, where she has
been visiting Misses Lucile and Kathe
Misses Julia and Eliza Neville have
returned from Chester.
Mr. R. S. Owens and John Spratt
have returned from the mountains.
Mr. Joe Little is at home from
Mrs. W. F. Owens has returned
Mr. Hob McLees is back in Clinton
after spending his vacation with his
father in Greenwood.
.Mrs. Harvey has returned from At
lanta, where she has been visiting her
Mrs. L. A. Harrow and children are
visiting in Kockwart, Ga.J
Miss Mazle Little of Laurens spent
a few days with Mrs. Geo. Bailey this
Mr. .1. It. Hooteil is spending a few
days in Charlotte, N. C.
Mr. J. T. Robertson and family re
turned Saturday from New York.
RUN DOWN CA RHRK Ah ER.
Former Laurens Man Figures in Cap
ture of Thief Near Savannah.
The following story, reproduced
from the Savannah Morning News of
Friday, August 12, relates an interest
ing incident in which Mr. Williams S.
Wright, a son of Mr. John N. Wright
of this city, played a concoicuous
Trampled Weeds from the railroad
track near Central Junction to the
woods and splashes of melted butter
formed the clue yesterday which re
sulted in the arrest of Sam B. Roney,
colored, charged with carbreaking, and
the recovery of a part of the goods be
lieved to have been stolen from sev
eral freight cars.
Dispatcher Wright of the Southern
Railroad, who traced the man to Iiis
hiding place had found earlier in the
morning that four or live cars had
been broken open. When the train
came In at I o'clock the cars appear
ed all right. Later, however, it was
found that the seals Oil several of
them had been broken and it was be
lieved some of their contents had been
This started an investigation which
led to the discovery of the tramped
down weeds and trail of butter. Mr.
Wright accompanied by sexeral other
men. followed the trail to the edge of
the woods and then on into the woods
Pushing their way through thick un
derbrush for fully a mile following a
faint, yet discernable trail, they final
ly came to a little clearing. There par
tially concealed in a thicket were four
bundles of homespun, apparently a
part of a bale that had been broken
open and the tub of melted butter
which had furnished the clue in the
A little further on. apparently hid
ing in another thicket, was a negro.
The men closed in around hint and
questioned him as to what he was do
ing there. He denied all connection
with the stolen goods although he ail
mltted he know they v,\ re stolen, the
police state, by saying he was waiting
for another fellow to come hack when
he was going to make him give him
some of the stuff.
Little credence was placed In this
story, however, and at the suggestion
of Mr. Wright the man was taken hack
to the yards. There a telephone mes
sage was sent to police headquarters
and Chief Detective Murphy hurried
to the scene In the police automobile.
He placed the man under arrest and
took him to the police station.
In buying a cough medicine, don't
bo afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from it.
and relief is sure to follow. Especial,
ly recommended for coughs, colds and
whooping CUgh. Sold by Laurens Drug
1.aureus Veterans at Reunion.
The following old osldiers of Lau
rens county are in attendance upon
the reunion at Spartanhurg:
Col. T. B. Crews. Y. C. Hellams.
Jno. T. Langs ton, Warren Sribhling.
O. G. Thompson. J. D. Mock. Jas.
Mundy, Thos. Madden. J. C. Cluck. B.
H. Pasley. Col. R. N. Cuningham, Roht.
McDaniel, Sydney Armstrong. S. F.
Philson, Clinton; Pat Madden. Cross
Hill; Mart Nelson. .loo. C. Williams.
W. H. Terry, Robt. J. Stoddard, W. T.
Dorroh. Sim Ray, and others.
Dysentery is a dangerous disease
but can be cured. Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
been successfully used in nine epi
demics of dysentery. It has never
been known to fall. It Is equally
valuable for children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet
ened, it is pleasant to take. Sold by
Laurens Drug Co.
Poole l a mil) Reunion.
On Wednesday, August 10. the fam
ily of the late Berry P. Poole held
a reunion at the home of Mr. Geo. W.
Clardy, near Sandy Springs church, a
feature of the occasion being the boun
tiful dinner which was served in pic
nic style. Those present, in addition
to Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Clardy. in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Poole of
Union, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Poole of
Tylersville, Mr. and Mrs. M. B, Drum
mond of Woodruff, Mr. Walter Heid
ami family of Bnrksdale, .Mr. W. P.
Clardy and family of Bnrksdale.
Again in The Toils.
Dewell Prody. a young white man
was arrested Friday by the sheriff,
Charged with breaking into and steal
ing a quantity of jewelry from the
Laurens cotton mill store one night
last week. Two watches, nine rings
and several other articles of jewelry
which Prady Is alleged to have stolen,
were found concealed near the scene
of the robbery. Prady recently served
a sentence for the laroency of a
watch in this city about two years
Too Late, Too Late,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and insured
your property against fire, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
troubles. Do not be a laggard. .
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
EntOl prise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
or small headstones receive I ho
same careful attention from
?.ur export workmen. We buy
carefully at the quarrte? ami
watch every detail of designing
run- hin? jirni Retting of memo
rials. Don't buy from travel
inn agonts or catalogs. Wo can
show you material, wheth
er it It granite <? marble, and
are glad to advis? with you a
Imhii improving your cemetery
lots, Let US show you the dif
ferent granites and marbles
and tell you about them.
P. F. BAXTER a SON,
Newberry, S. C.
W. B. KNIGHT
ATT0RNE\ AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
L/AURKNS, vS. C.
Office up-stairs in Barksdale Building
next door to Palmetto Bank.
Kept on Ice
Laurens, S. C.
Now is the
time to prepare
your land for
FresH Seed of the
best varieties at
Dr. Posey's Drug
Change as well as other
styles. If you want ii]>
to date Jewelry, you can
be sure of getting the
very latest and most cor
rect tiling here. What
ever you buy, you can feel
Stire that you are ri^ht.
(>r if you have anything
that needs to he altered,
repaired, or reset, bHng it
to us. We'll do the work
well, and charge you hut
a moderate price,
1)11. CLIFTON JONES
Office In Simmons Building*
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
J. E. Ninter
Laurens, S. C.
We have several tons of
Fine Cotton Seed Meal
ground out of good sound
Cotton Seed?This meal is a
bright yellow, sweet and
sound. Why should you use
an inferior meal at a higher
price when you can get a
better meal for less money.
Only $1.55 per Sack.
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
I.AURENS, S. C.
Several lots on South Harper street.
'.?I seres near Mountvlllo, routs for
-'.100 lbs. lint cotton. per acre.
House rind lot on K. Main street, x \
acres and 15 room concrete dwelling;
lluost place In upper South Carolina,
On easy terms.
Mouse and lot near Baptist church.
Cheap at $1,000.
821 acres near Clarllnglon station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
Street Oll easy terms.
Two eight room dwellings and one
four room dwelling on North Harper
street, on easy tt-rms.
One but: '.red ri< ros tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Three lots on South Harper street
well located and ( heap.
Two olegant farms near McDaniel'fl
mil), well improved, 72 acres an 1 C.-i
acres, fine neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and Other prop
erty for sale, see us before you pur
Chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
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