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McLAURIN LOSES SUIT.
Suit in United States Court Ends in
Verdict Against Former Sena
tor For $41,639.26.
In the United States circuit court in
Charleston a verdict for $41,639.26
was found against ex-Senator john
L. McLaurin in the suit of the Inter
national Trust company of Baltimore
.on a promissory note, the verdict be
ing found by the jury upon the in
structions of the court.
The suit grows out of the indus
trial ventures in which the ex-sena
tor engaged upon the termination of
his career in congress. As president
,)f the Brunswick and Birmingham
railroad and vice-president of the
Brunswick and Western Construction
company, Mr. McLaurin gave his per
sonal notes to the trust company, be
ng endorsed however, by Frank A.
~Umtedt. who appears to have been
m of the promroters the projects
-with which tih ex-senator was con
3ccled. The industrial concerns
seeni to have been more on paper
than in fact, but the notes of Mr. Mc
Laurin were valid, even if the indus
-trial projects were a fraud and fail
ure. and now the court orders that
Mr. McLaurin shall make good the
amount of his notes. The plaintiff
-s-ed for $43,862.76, but there is a bal
ance to the credit of Mr. McLaurin
and in instructing the jury on its ver
:dict the court took cognizance of this
Mr. McLaurin took the stand tes
tifying in his own behalf. His tes
-imony and that of Douglass H. Gor
<don the president of the trust com
pany, were the only evidence submitted
at the hearing. The ex-senator seem
-ed unable to prove any fraud on the
part of the making of the note to the
trust company, at least as far as the
trust company was concerned.
At the conclusion of his testimony,
the defense closed its case, and the
ecounse4 for the plaintiff moved the
striking out of all testimony of Mr.
Nl.aurin and the cross-examination
of President Gordon and moved the
-finding of a verdic: for the plaintiff.
Ar-uments on the motion were made
ov MeL.srs. Mordecal & Townsend in
.1pposition, and Mr. Chesnut for the
-motion, when the court directed the
Uindmg of the verdict, as stated. Mr.
John G. Capers is also associated with
-the counsel for the defense and the
lawyers for the plaintiff are Smythe,
L~ee & Frost.
Ministering to a Mind Diseased.
The doctor's telephone bell rang.
'-Hello!" he said, applying the
"phone to his ear.
"Hello! Is that Dr. Kewvrum?"
"This is Mrs. Ollerzill. O, doctor,
I have such a tickling in my throat.
3 just can't endure it. I wish you'd
rtome over as quick as you can and
see wvhat is the cause of it."
"The old hypochondriac!" he mut
tered. "There is nothing on earth
the matter with her, but I suppose I'll
hav.e to go, as usual, Madam." he con
iinned raising his voice, "what did
you have for dinner?"
"4Chicken pot pie."
"'All right. I'll be there in a few
When he visited his patient, a quar
se: of an hour later, he found her
coughing and wheezing, and appar
etty in great pain.
"No relief yet madam?" he asked.
"Not a (cough) bit, doctor! It's
(cough) getting worse (cough) every
"W~rell," he said, opening his case
:.and taking out a small steel instru
-ment with a long handle, "we'll soon
r'emove the cause. People are often
-trouibled in this way after eating
chicken pot pie. May I ask you to
supend your coughing for a moment
and openi your mouth?"
"Will it hurt, doctor?"
Nta particle. Now close your
She co.mplied, and he inserted the
"I see what it is madam. Hold
stilL. There-that's all."
"Is it over, doctor?"
-XYes; you may open your eyes."
*Did you find anything?"
"I should say I did. Do you see
Hereupon he showed her a chicken
leather, which appeared to be in a
r.emarkable state of preservation, ev
the State. F
-1 the tickling all gone. madam?'
"Yes. it's all gone, doctor. I don't
feel it a bit-now. I just happened to
think though, that I've made a mis
I take. It wasn't chicken I had for din
ner, doctor. It was roast pork. 0,
dear! I can feel it coming on (cough
Then the doctor's patience gave
"Confound it, madam!" he exclaim
ed. "Why didn't you say so earlier?
If you'd told me that at first I would
have extracted a bristle!"
Russia's Forest Lands.
Though Russia's forest lands are
vast in extent, she has recently adopt
ed stringent measures for protecting
them against the indiscriminate incur
sions of the ax.
Wherever trees are cut down they
must be immediately replenished by
young plants, unless it can be shown
that the area is already so thickly
covered with trees as to interfere
with healthy forest growth.
Each locality or district into which
he forest lands are divided is placed
tinder rigid supervision and no viola
tion of the forest laws is permitted to
Similar measures should be adopted
in this country, where our forest
lands are being rapidly denuded with
the result that v:e are subjected to
great danger not only in the loss of
inel and timber, but also in the risks
to which we are exposed at the hands
of cyclones and floods.
Each year the necessity of stringent
measures for protecting our forest
lnds is becoming more and more im
perative, and we cannot do better
than to imitate the,precaution of Rus
Occasionally a man earns a living
without getting it, but more often he
manages to get a living without earn
To Spartanburg, S. C., Via the South
ern Railway Account South At
lantic States Music Festival
Account of the South Atlantic
States Music Festival at Spartanburg,
S. C., May 3rd-5th, 1905, the Southern
raI>:av aninounces the very lon rate
of one first class fare plus 25 cents
for the round trip (minimullm rate 50
Rates to apply from all stations,
Atlanta. Athens. and Elberton to
Gr:sboro, N. C., inclusive andi from
Cniarleston and Savann'A to :\she
vile. N. C., inclusive. T'ekets :o be
sold 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May
2car loads of
I car load of
and a lot of up
to-date and first
All to be had at
REASONABLE PRICES at
A T. BROWN.
resh Car Loa
es and terms
from all points in the above territory,
al ,en May 5th from stail:r'S. Green
wood to Charlotte, N. C., and Ashe
i;'.e .o Columbia, inc'.i:. ia
1imit of all tickets May 6-.,, 19.,5.
For further information as to rates,
otc.. address any agent of the South
iern railway, or,
A. G. P., So. Ry.,
LET US HELP YOU
CLEAN HOUSE THIS SPRING.
Give us all your cur
tains, heavy blankets,
bed spreads, under
clothing, bedding, etc.,
By doing this work in
large quantities we are
able to do it at prices
that make it economy
for you to give it to us
to do, besides our sav
ing you so much hard
Shockley & Livingston!
Conitractr nd Builders
Wood or Brick Build
Estimnate3, Plans and
Furnished on Applica
Shop and Office in Rear
R. C. Williams' Store.
Repairs of all kinds
Mantles, Door and
Window Frames made
to order. Turned Col
umns and Balusters
furnished on applica
All Work First Class.
NEW YEAR.--NEW PLACE.
We have Moved into our Handsome
New Store Building on Caldwell
Street, Near the Postoffice, and are
Now Ready to Begin the NEW
YEAR in a NEW WAY.
We Wish to Express our Sincere
Thanks to Those Who Have Patron
ized Us at the Old Stand, and Confi
dently Trust that the Patronage Will
J. W. W HITE.
AND B. M. WOOI Y,
OWhiskey CUma e-rea
to be found ir
.d of Live St(
to suit anybo
Ly, S. C.
Just Received at
Full line of
Okra and Tomatoes. Baked E
Tomato Soup. Celer:
Canned Apricots, Can
Canned Corn. C%
Saurkraut in Cans 1 Oc.
Sweet Mixed Pickle in Keg and:
Nice line nice Chocolate Ca
Deviled Crabs 40c
Southern Lime a
Building M aterial of al
DID YOU SAY
WE H AVE 1,000 BA!
You will save money on everyti
We don't throw "sand to blind yt
to one and all is our standard. B
is our modern method.
To be honest to ev<
By it we shall alws
These prices are for your consic
2,oco yds. of 4-4 Sea Island Cloth,
1,6o0 yds. Ginghams, (Dress) wort
3,000 yds. Prints (Standard), worti
5,000 yds. White India Linen worti
5.0 yds. Fi ue eLawn ( ress) '
6oo Straw Hats for mezi or boys fro
500 pairs of Shoes for men, Boys, L2
500 men's and Boys' Dress Shirts,1
and many other Bargains too numerot
These prices hold good, not for
are sold. Yours to please,
Kellumn Sure Cure
The public whoti
At your dc
i this part of
)ck just re
ned Sweet Potatoes 10c.
Le-non Cling Peaches.
ndy at 40c. lb.
ness Sardines 25c.
Sliced Ham in Cans 25c.
.nd Cement Co.
DN, S. C.'
I kinds. High Grade
GAINS FOR YOU.
ting you buy from 0. Klettner.
u." A fair and square deal
usiness on business principles
worth 7C., our price 5c. per yd.
h2 7%c., our price 5c.
1 6%~c. our price 4C. yd.
15c., our price 8 Mc
roth 12%4c., our price 6 3Mc.
32% c.. our price 19c.
in Sc. to 47C.
adies or Children at half price.
vorth 5oc. our price 25c.
is to mention.
a day or two, but until goods
Jse it praise it.
adI and sell it.
S & H UNTER.