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TBK RECO HD OF LAUKENS VP TO
^ ?ATE, OCT. 1?.
Job printing a specialty at this office.
Old papers for sale at this office
Governor Evans is expected to nomi
nate* some one for the position on the
board vacated by Mr. Allen. It ie sug
gested that Col. J. D. M. Shaw, of Lau
rens will receive the appointment.?
Governor Evan* was not seen about
the matter to-day, as he was at the
meeting of the sinking fund commis
sion moat of the day.?-Newa and Cou
Col. Shaw is a good man for the place
and the interests of the State will be
in safe hands should his large homo in
^torests not demand all his time.
The Books of Registration olosed a
week ago for this year except as to
youths to come of age between this
and election day. The qualified elec
tors are: '
The number of colored may not be
oxact but tho above are about the
figures. It is estimated that not ex
ceeding fifty white voters failed to
register. Karle and Evans received a
fraction over 2600 votes in the recent
primary, probably twenty-five colored
The Chain Gang.
Tho conclusion of the Grand Jury
?that the convicts have been inhumanly
"treated was reaohed upon sucu evi
dence as was before them. This evi
dence is necessarily ex-parte or one
sided. Tho present Supervisor is a
most conscientious man andithe young
guarJ, Mr. Milamof high character.?
A moro full investigation would pro
bably have led to a differont conclu
sion. Wo learn that Mr. Chesterfield
McDaniel, Jno. R. Boyd and James
Downey from their own personal ob
servation will testify to the human and
proper treatment of these convicts.
Short of Water.
Spartaaburg is a mighty county and
loads all the rest in tho matter of mills
and cotton factories. On one of the
streams is a grist mill and higher up
on tho stream is a cotton mill. The
^wator supply is scarce and the cotton
mill people, at nightfall, close up all
tho passages for water and sot It going
in the morning. The water reaches
the corn mill at about 0.30 in tho morn
ing, whon the wheels can go 'round.?
And now the corn and grist men, are
asking an injunction against the cot
ton mon to prevent them from staying
tho waters, and tho Interesting ques
tion was argued before Judge Gary at
his chambers hero, on Saturdav last,
by learned Spartanburg lawyers. In
tho meanwhile there is no lack of an
other kind of mountain waters in all
thoso Spartanburg rogloas.
See Jamie son's all wool home made
Jeans for only 25 cents, worth and sell
ing elsewhere 33 and 35 cents.
Ladies caps and jackets in latest
styles and lowest prices at Jamieson's.
Too much Clothing. We are over
stocked on Clothing. It must be sold.
See us for Clothing before buying. We
will save you money. At Jamieson's.
Organs and Pianos.
I do not bog beg any person to buy of
mo, but if you value pour dollars, I
* will positively save you many of thorn
on tho price of a piano or organ. See
my Organs and guaranty. They
talk. Call at my photograph studio,
over Bank of Laurons. Don't buy un
til you see what I can do
L. A. McCoUD.
If you want a good shoe for $1.00
Jamieson's is the place to go.
Yon can not beat Jamieson's shoe for
You will have to start soon to beat
Jamieson's on shoes.
75 cents will buy all solid leather but
ton shoe for ladies at Jamieson's.
A thorough system of Graded Schools
has been established at Cross Hill, S.
C. Board and tuition rates are reason
able. Instruction ie thorough. All
Sarents desirous of giving their chil
ren a good education are invited to
H. Z. NABOBS,
G. W. Hanna, Pros. Board Trustees.
N?tige.?I have six acres of land on
Todd Avenuo for sale. Terms easy.
Oct. q-2t. N- B. Dial.
Wo bought a drummers samples of
line extracts and are retailing them at
The Laurens Drug Co.
An Old Stale Story, Which has
boen worn to shreds is that we sell you
as low as tho lowest.
Thb Common Sense Story is to
come and see what we have, and the
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Wllkos ought not to pay the freight,
Lyons Tooth Powder and Odontine at
The Laurens Drug Co.
School books aro moving off rapidly
but wo aro saving a few for you.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Why buy cheap stoves when you can
buy the Sunny^Sonth, New Enterprise,
whioh is positively guaranteed to give
porfeot satisfaction or money refunded
at about what you pay for cheap ones.
Sold only by
S. M. A E. H. Wilkos Sc Co.
Everybody likes nlco soap. White
Roao Glycerine No. 4711 is made in
Germany and is delightful. We sell It
cIobo by the box of 3 cakos.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Do you havo that tired feeling after
oaoh meal? If so come and buy one of
onr Sunny South Stoves and you will
never be bothered any moro. Its a
a pleasure to cook on one of them.
S. M. Sc E, H. Wilkos St Co.
Have you seen the Lancer Matches'?
Wo consider them the best mode. 200
in a box?3 boxes for 6 oonta at
THE LAURENS DRUG CO.
If you want a nice-fitting, hobby suit
of clothes, go to Mintor Sc Son.
"A Bridal Present" soleoted from
Wilkes Sc Go's nice stock of Wedgo
Wood China, Bohomlan Glass, Jet
Blaok Chinas, Roman Gold Lamps.
Dresden China Chamber sets, etc., al
ways spoken of as the nicest presonts
given. Hundreds of other nice things
for present. Call and look before buy
S. M. * E. H. Wilkes Sc Co.
Litest blocks in Hats now to bo aeon
at Davis Sc Roper.
The best $1.00 suit of nnderwear ever
show n at Davis Sc Roper.
Ou r bnyer is how in New York. Come
see what he has done et Davis A Roper.
The best $7.50 suits on the market, in
all colors, at Uavui & Roper's.
Mr. and Mrs. Oharies W. Bostiok,
who were married in Lau renn Wed
nesday, left yesterday for Waehington
?nd other Northern cities, when' they
will remain a week or ten days, re
turning to this city where they will
permanently reside. The attendants
who accompanied the groom from this
oity have returned and report an at
traotive marriage ceremony.
The Ceremony was beautifully and
impressively preformed by the Rev. A.
J. Stokes at the residence of the bride's
father, J. D. Sullivan. Miss Blanehe
Sullivan, the bride, was attired in an
elegant traveling suit of brown trim
med with brown and green lace. She
carried a lovely shower bouquet of Cape
Jasamines, roses and ferns and looked
radiantly beautiful as she appeared be
fore the preaoher.
After the ceremony an elegant recep
tion was given in tin- dining hall after
which the bride and groom drove nway
amid a shower of rice, and boarded a
C. &. C. train at Laurens for Green
The presents were numerous and
elegant, among them many handsome
pieces of silver.
The groom on his arrival hero was
showered with congratulations by
numerous friends and the bride was
cordially welcomed by those with whom
she will hereafter make her home.?
Hr. Johnson Goes to Battle for Bryan
Mr. J. T. Johnson, of this city, some
time ago received notloe from the
Democrrtlc Executivo committee that
he had been chosen one of the cam
paign speakers and that he would
shortly bo apprised of his assignments.
Yesterday ho recoived a telegram from
headquarter-, that he was billed to
speak at the meetings in West Vir
ginia, Kentucky and Illinois, and loft
on the north bound vestibule for West
Virginia. He wllldelivor two speeches
a day for six days in each of tho throo
States. Mr. Johnson is thoroughly
conversant with tho financial question
and is a forcoful and convincing de
bater. It is predicted that he will
Erove himself a potent factor in be
alf of the democratic party.?Spar
A Family Reunion.
The custom of families gathering at
the old homostead is becoming far
more common than it was in the past,
and it is indicativo of a truer apprecia
tion of family ties among our people.
Ono of these notable ovonts took place
on the 1st dav of October at tho
residence of Mr. John Riddles near
Lenderman, whoro was celebrated tho
51st wedding anniversary of his aged
father and mother who aro living with
him. Mr. Molmoth Kiddle and MIrs
Elvira Wood wero united in wedlock
by Rov. Silas Knight on tho 1st day of
October, 1845, at tho home of tho
bride's father, Mr. Jamos Wood, in
Laurens County. Tho happy pair have
resided in Groonvillo and Laurens
counties ever since their marriage.,
and thoy are tho parents of seven
children, all of whom aro married,
and all reside in this county except
one son, Jasper Riddle, who lives in
Alabama. Tho otner children, with
their husbands and wives met at John
Riddle to commonorato tho joyous
anniversary, and there were eighty of
tho family present. Children, grand
children and great grand-children
gathered around a table, which was
forty foot long, and enjoyed a sump
tuous feast at the dinner hour. Some
beautiful presents wore given on tho
occasion, and all rejoiced at the oppor
tunity of spending the day with this
vonorablo couple. Mr. Kiddle is 84
years old and his wife a few years
younger: May their last days bo their
Col. J. H. Mountain assures us that \
the town of Garhngton to bo settled J
and built by Wosternes, is 'booming.'
A goodly number of prospective immi
grants have already made application
for lands and will arrive as soon as the
colony company can get roady to re
ceive them. It takes a good deal of
Eroliminary work to build a town, and
enco there is loss of talk and moro of
action going on at Garlington just
now. The roal material boom will sot
in soon and then wc shall bo better
proparod to toll our readers about It.
Pianos and Organs.
McCord will soil you a first-class
Piano or Organ cheaper than any
other dealer. Ho has the State agency
for tho leading manufactories, and no
expense: common sonso would say, if
you wish to save money, buy from Mc
Cord. Those Pianos and Organs aro
moth and mouse proof.
L. A. MCCORD,
Laurons, S. C.
Attention is called to an explo
sion of tho Spartanburg Herald
reproduced in another column.
With a question most portentous
comes tho Herald to torment us;
with a glare in its eye, with
growl and a sigh, it seeks to roast
Tho Post and conjures up the ghost
of a lettor that was writ by Mc
Kinley Bill, the cit, whom republi
cans are runing, for whom Bryan
is a guuing. Since The Horald
would know why The Post would
jnstify support John M. Palmer,
let It listen while wo hammer into
Its silly noddle, now crammed
with rot and twaddle, this fact In
a chunk Among the candidates,
who are showing off their gaits,
some are sane and some orratlc
We support the democratic. (Tho
Herald's drunk.) For what Mc
Kinley may have said in a letter
that is dead wo swoar by the
beard of Uncle Sam that wo do not
care a single free silver decimal
fraction of a continental?irachm.
Wo are pained to announce the
death of Esther, the five year old
daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Boo and
Oora Bailey which occurred on the
evening of the fifth Inst. Of a truth
death loves a shining mark for to
know littlo Esther was to love her.
The spmpathles of the entire com
munity go out to tho bereaved pa
Miss Mary J. T.:ylor had tho mis
fortune to get her arm broken and
her wrist dislocated at the same
And Mr. Ohailes Q. Holland had
his shoulder dlslooated. We aro
glad to noto that both aro doing
well at this writing.
Married on tho evening of the
7th instant at tho residence of the
bride, Mr. It. W. Willis and Miss
Julia Leake, Bev, W. A. Clarke
officiating. And may their shad
ows never grow less.
Miss Maggie Carter who has been
visiting for the past two weeks In
this section has returned to her
homo at Chester.
Miss Nora Bennett, of Slmpsou
vllle Is visiting at J. T. Blakoloys.
Mr. Charles Brooks has been
elected principal of the Oak Grove
to 1. Sjlooum GlI-son.
DASHES OF INTEREST.
REVIVAL SEK VICE*--COURT ENDS
?COTTON ROLLING IN.
The State Fair at Columbia will
have a thousand new attractions.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Feathers tone are
visiting relatives in Anderson.
Mrs. Annie Thurston, of Greenville,
Is visiting Capt. J. M. Philpot.
Charleston is putting the old "city
by the sea" in great trim for her com
ing Gala Week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Owings of Clin
ton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Watts.
President J. B. Cleaveland. of the
Port Royal and Western Carolina was
In the city during last week.
Mr. J. T. Langston, Jr., the liberal
cotton buyer, with his family, is home
for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Perrin Matthews of
Enoree spent last Thursday with
friends in town.
Tho Presbyterian Synod of this
State assembles at Orangeburg on the
Adjutant and Inspector Gonoral J.
Gary Watts was fn the city on yester
day looking after our local militia.
Tho Laurons Guards, our local milit
ia Company has dissolved and sur
rendered their guns.
Thos. Wat sod, Populist candidate
for the Vice Presidency is ill at his
homo in Georgia.
Hon. Stobo J. Simpson, of Spartan
burg, an old Laurens boy, was In the
olty during last week having business
in the Court.
Judge I. D. Withorspoon, of York,
it is announced, will not be a candidate
for re-election. There will bo no lack
of candidates for the succession.
The new dental firm of Connor,
Albright and Wright will oeoupy ele
gant parlors over Mr. O. B. Simmons'
Mrs. Ed Burnslde camo down from
Greenville last week to attend the wed
ding of her sister, Miss Blanche Sulli
Hon. D. P. Duncan is entitled to the
thanks of our farmers for the persis
tent and intelligent fight ho has waged
in thoir interest against the Tie Trust.
Attorneys A. H. Dean,of Greonvlllo,
George* Mower aud Walter Hunt of
Nowberry and Stanyarno Wilson of
Spartanburg woro looking after the in
terests of clients hero last week.
Two white men woro convicted at
the recent Court of violating the Dis
pensary laws. In ono of these cases
tho Jury recommended tho party to
mercy, a fino of $100 was imposed, and
a petition has gono to Gov. Evans to
reduce tho fine.
An improvement boing made on the
outskirts of the publio square is tho
renovation of tho ancient and in
firm carriage shop standing behind
Todd & Simpson's store. Mr. J. S.
Bonnett is the owner of the building.
Rev. John O. Wilson, tho accom
plished editor of tho Southern Chris
tian Advocate, on a bridal tour to Eu
rope, is writing interesting letters to
his paper. His last letter is dated- -
Mr. and Mrs.L. W.Slmklns were called
to Nowborry on Sunday to attend tho
funeral of Mr.Robert Moorman who lost
his life by the accidental-discharge of
his gun. Mr. Moorman was a brother
of Mrs. Slmklns. Mrs. Slmklns has tho
sympathy of hot* many friends In this
It Is Gala Week all tho while in
Laurens at this time and lasts up to
Christmas. Just read our advertise
ments and tako a look Into our sphsndid
stores and you will think you have
struck tho biggost Fair of tho season,
and it will bo no idlo dream, but a glo
rious reality. Chango that will hardly
rattle [In your fob pocket will buy
almost a wagon load.
A great crowd filled tho streets and
stores on Saturday, the colored cus
tomers predominating. As a business
day it was a success. The splendid
stocks filling the shelves of our mer
chants aro unusually attractive and
enticing. Our merchants are anxious
to soil. Road The Advertiser's ad
A savage North-Easter swept tho
South Atlantic coast on Friday and
Saturday last making It altogether un
pleasant with us in tho interior and
stimulating tho business of those splon
did clothiers, Minter, Jamleson's and
Davis and Roper's. Chill Novem
ber's wintry blasts aro at hand and
now is the time to barricade against
Serviceshavo boon held in the Meth
odist church morning and ovonlng for
tho past weok. Thoy have had a good
attendance, notwithstanding tho ex
tremely busy soason, of oarnost, appre
ciative hearers and much good is being
dono. These services are conduoted by
Rev. J. Barr Harris, of Rock Hill, a
sweet singer, a consecrated and glftod
young Christian, who in his oarnost
work in many different places has
been a power for good in tho hands
Wo had hopod some good Gray
Court friond would soud an account of
thoir splendid Stock Fair hold in thoir'
growing village during last woek.
Tho Goncral Sessions woro closed on
Tuesday morning last, tho homicide
case of two negroes fixed for that day
was continued on account of tho so
rious sickness of a witness. On the
same day the Grand Jury was dis
charged having faithfully served for
tho year. Thoro were few civil cases
for tho Petit Juries and they wore dis
charged on Weddosday at noon. At
4 P. M. on Friday, tho Judge had dis
posed of tho Equity cases and tho Oc
tober Term was adjourned without
day. Judge Gary showed himself
prompt to decide, and extremely cour
teous and made a good im pre"sion upon
our bar and people. His four years
torm expires in 1897; ho will stand for
re election before tho present Legisla
ture and it is not probable that ho will
havo opposition, our Court sits again
on tho 2d Monday of February, 1897.
A Bad Death.
Again gloom Is oast ovor our com
munity by tho sad doath of Mrs. Mittle
Kennedy, wlfo of Mr. 0. E. Konnody,
which ooourrod on the morning of
Saturday last. Sho was tho daughter
of Mr. J. Frank Henderson, a promi
nent planter. Young and hopoful, a
good Christian woman Dolovod by all,,
nor death is a sovoro affliction to the
many to whom sho was muoh endeared.
She was twenty-flvo years old and1
leaves a dovoted husband and three
children. Sho was buried on Sunday
morning in the city eometory from the
Baptist church of which she was a
member, all of tho oity churches sus
pending their morning sorvloos to at
tend tho sad ooremomes.
We are at the head of our class, and
expect to stay there.
_ Davis A Roper,
To His Honor Earnest Gaby, Pre
HiDINO J?ttOB at the october
'J'khm, 1896: H
The Grand Jury for 1896 beg leavo
to submit the following as their final
Presentment for the October Term, and
for the year 1896:
ist. We have passed upon all Bills
handed to us at present Term.
2d. We reported at the Summer Term
that we had carefully examined the
County Offices and found them well
kept and In a good condition. We
have hot made another examination,
bot inasmuoh as nothing to the con
trary has been brought to our attention
we presume that they are still In good
3d. We have heard a good doal of
oomplaint as the treatment of the Con
viots worked in the County Chain Gang.
These complaints led us to make an in
vestigation and wo find some of the
convicts have been inhumanely treat
ed and the foreman of the Guard has
been negligent of his duty. It is use
less for us to say that common human
ity demands that the eon v lot * recelvo
proper treatment. We do not moan
that they should not be worked hard
and have tho best of fare, but we do
think they should havo plenty of good,
wholesome food, be humanely troatod
and cared for. We recommond that
the County Supervisor give this matter
We have had a good deal of trouble
with the cases for violation of the Dis
pensary law. A good many cases that
there is nothing in are brought into
Court, and thus the Court is put to a
great deal of unnecessary trouble, and
the county to unnecessary expense.?
We recommend that the State Consta
bles be more particular in the future
as to the class of cases they bring into
4th. Thore is a good doal of com
plaint as to tho fallue to enforce the
Drainage law, especially on Boavordam
Crook. Wo rcccommond that this law
bo rigidly enforced.
5th. There aro some public roads in
Hunter Township in bad condition and
wo recommend that thoy bo given at
tention at once.
6th. Our Poor House is in excellent
hands. Tho matron is a good, pains
taking woman. Wo find that sho has
on her hands and has had for from
three to six months, four helpless in
mates, colored, who require her con
stant care and attention. Sho has taken
the inmates at $2.50 por head per
month, which in our opinion it entire
ly too small, especially for the help
less inmates above montioned. We
aro decidely of opinion that she should
havo extra compensation and wo re
commended that sho bo paid tho sum
of Fifty dollars thorofor for services
rendered for remainder of hor contract.
7th. Wo havo examined carofully tho
Report of the County Superviser, hand
ed us by your Honor, and so for as we
are able to ascertain it is correct and
8th. In conclusion wo desire to say
that during tho entire yoar we have to
tho best of our ability discharged the
duies which havo devolved upon us. Wo
desiro to thank your Horror and tho
other Officers of tho Court for various
?ourteslos extended to us during the
Term, and wo desire especially to thank
your Honor for special courtesies ox
tended to tho foreman and other mem
bers of our body on yestorday.
M. H. Fowler,
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
Ella Owens, as an individual and as
Administratrix of tho Personal es
tate of Lunsen Owens, deceased,
PlaintitY, against Sarah Ellen Owens,
as an Individual and as Administra
trix of tho personal estate of J. T.
Owons, Columbus L. Owens, Euda
Yoargin, Arthur R. Owons, Nyo Ow
ons, Earlo Owens and Maud Owons,
Pursuant to adocreo of the Court
in tho abovo stated case, I will sell
at Laurens, C. H. S. O, on Salosilay
in November, 1896, being tho sec
ond day of the month, during the
legal hours of sale, at public out
cry, to the highest bidder, all that
tract or parcel of land being and
situate in the County of Laurens,
Stato of South Carolina, contain
ing one hundred and fifty-one Acres
moro or less, bounded by lands of
B. F. Garrett, Z. P. Garrett, J. H.
Leake and others and known as
the Toliver Robertson place.
Terms--One-half tho pnrchaso
money cash, tho remainder on a
credit of twelve months, with in
terest from tho day of sale, se
cured by a mortgago of the premi
ses and bond of tho purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for paper?. If
the terms are not complied with
the land may be re-sold on the
same day at tho risk of tho former
purchaser. Tho purchaser may
pay tho entire bid in cash if he so
J. II. WHARTON,
c. 0. 0. p. l. 0.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
J. H. Wharton, as c. c. c. P and o.
I s., administrator, etc., ofJ.H.
Irby and others, In Re G. M.
Irby, a.M Executor of Wm. Irby,
vs. Marcy VI. Irby and others.
Pursuant to a docroe of the
Court In tho above statod case, I
will sell at Laurens, C. H., S. O.,
Salesday In November, 1896, the
same being the 2d day of the
month, during legal hours of salo,
at public outcry to tho highost bid
dor, nil tliat, tract or parcel of land
lying, being and sltuato in tho
County of Laurens, Stato of South
Carolina, containing ono hundred
and sixty acres", moro or loss,
bounded by lands of B. F. Terry.
Robert McDaniel, Jool McDanlel
Terms?One-half cash; balanco
on a credit of twelvo months from
dato of sale, with interest from
date; credit portion to bo secured
by a mortgago and bond of the
purchaser. If tho terms of tho
sale are not complied with the
land may be re-sojd on tho same
day at the risk of the former pur
chaser. Purchaser to pay for pa
Mr. W. N_Wharton is suffering
very much from a carbunelo In the
back of his neck, and not being
thoroughly recovered from his fall
near Madden's station somo time
back, makes the old gentleman
very feoble. He is staying with
his daughter, Mrs. Ballew.
Mr. A. J. Smith had the misfor
tune to lose ouo of his fine mares
a few days ago.
It Is oar sad duty to chronicle
the death of little Maudaline Sul
livan, Infant of Mr. nnd Mrs. F. M.
Fuller, which occurred Oct. 6th.?
Wo sympathize with tho fond pa
rents in. the loss of thoir little dar
Miss May Hudgens, one of Mad
den's charming and accomplished
young ladies, spent last Wednes
day with her prandpa, W. M.
Mr. Lee Young has just returned
from a visit to his unele, Capt. Jas.
Drummond, at Young's store.
Mr. J. D. Watts, of Laurens,
spent Wednesday with his friend
J. T. A. Ballew.
Mr. W. A. Wharlon'd furniture
has been moved to his father's and
he and family will spond a few
days with frionds In Laurens, after
which they will como to old Long
Street to mako their home.
We hear that Mrs. Boulware and
daughters will make their home in
your city in the near future Wo
are sorry to boar it, as wo havo
none to spare.
Mr. J. L. Ballow.of Union, made
a short visit to his brother a few
We will ask Mr. Jack Davis to
take a little trouble and look after
the roads In this part of Hunter
Township. Wo think there are
some roads between this and the
Waterloo Township Uno that havo
no overseers, as somo of the roads
Mr. A. R. Holmes says ho expects
lo go into stock-raising right next
year, as ho can make more clear
money oft' of stock than he can from
big cotton crops. From tho looks
of large fields of Bermada, it would
pay many others in this soction to
go into the stock business.
CROSS HILL NOTES.
The insatlato reaper death has
been In our midst and cut down n
bright and charming young lady.
Miss Lulu Watts, daughter of Mr.
E. O. Watts, Esq., died September
29th nil., after a brief illness. She
was just budding into womanhood
and the light of tho household and
many relatives and friends mourn
her untimely end.
J. J. McSwaln has returned to
the South Carolina College.
Mr. 0. D. Nanco has returned to
the Citadel Academy.
Miss Lulu Loaman has gone to
tho Duo West Femalo College.
Miss Annie Laura Fuller has
gone to Cuthbert, Qa., to College.
Miss Annie Grant has gone to
Nowberry to school.
W. A. McSwaln has recovered
from his injuries and returned to
Saluda Old Town.
Rov. Marion Dargan, of Green
wood preached In the Methodist
church on Sunday 27th ult. and ad
ministered tho communion. Tho
sermon was full of thought and the
fine appearance and eloquent de
livery of tho preacher made a deep
and la-ling impression on tho con
It will doubtless bo of sad inter
est to some of your readers to know
that Lucius S. McSwain is no
more. He died at Seneca, S. C.
on the 5th instant after u long nnd
painful illnesii of 15 month?. Ho
bore his suffering with the fortitude
of a Christian and has gone home
to rest. During tho war he served
in the 01h_ Rsglmontj South Caro
lina Orwalry, Co? C, Oapf. Good
win. At tho close of tho war he
took up tho profession of teaching
and followed it with success in
Georgia and this State. IIo leaves
a wife and one child to weep over
his grave. His many friends join
in sympathy with them over their
This community was sad when
the Information wont out that John
G. Turner was dead. lie died on
the 10th instant after a lingering ill
ness at the ago of 71 year.-3. John
Turnor was a good man, an Intel
Ilgent upright citizen. For over
forty years ho. was a consistent
member of Bothabara Baptist
church, and by his lifo adorned his
profession, IIo sorved his country
during the war and was a faithful
soldier. A largo concourso at
tended his funeral at Bothabara.
His aged wlfo and a large family
of children and grand children are
sorrowing over his grave. May ho
rest in peace.
report of the condition of'|
THE NATIONAL BANK OF LAURENS,
At Laurens in the State of South Carolina,
At the Close of BuBlaeoa, Oct. 6, 1S96.
It Iv'lOl UK I ,S.
Loans nnd discounts, ? S9,8o2 02
Overdrafts, soeurod, 105 05
U. S. Honcls to sueuro otrcuhv
tlon, 1(5,000 00
Hanking-house, furniture, and
fix tu roe, 8,001 56
Oilier roal estalo nnd mortgages
owned, 4,982 60
Duo from Nationnl Hanks (not
Reserve Agents) J-'52 82
Duo from Stato Hanks nnd
Hankers, 501 20
Duo from approved reserve
agents, 01 21
Chocks nnd other cash items, 1,408 20
Notes Of Other National I tanks. 1,1"(5 (HI
Fractional papor ourronoy,
nicklos, and cents, 00 81
Lawful Money Reserve in
Spocio, (5,587 80
Legal-tender notos, 8,020 00 15,207 80
Kodomption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 por conti of
circulation, 720 00
Total, $l!r>,lOi) 12
Capital stock paid In, $ 03,000 00
Surplus rund, 12,000 00
Undivided profits, less oxpen
h?h nnd tnxos paid, 604 07
National Hank notos outstand
ing, l l,IOo (Hi
Duo to other National Hank, 510 70
Duo to Stato Hanks and Han
kor?, 270 08
DivldondH unpaid, 0?2 50
Individual dopOsltH HllhjOCt to
check, 28,780 88
Tlmeoertlfloatosof deposit, 0,840 oo
Hills payable, 5,000 00
Total, ?135,100 12
ST ATM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
County of Laukkns. \
I, John Augustus Harksdalo, ('ashier
of the abovo-nainod bank, do solomnly
swear that tho ahovo statomont Ih true
to tho best of my knowledge and boliof.
John Aua. Hauksdai.k,
8ubsoribod and sworn to boforo me,
this 10th day of Oct. 1800.
V. P. McGowan,
Notary Public, 8.0.
JNO. A. HAKKSDALK,)
t. K, Tonn, v Directors.
Our special!*' is having the
best quality of drugs and chem
icals for filling prescriptions,
household recipes, and for other
uses?we hunt tho world over
to got them and never knowingly
put in the other?cheaper kind.
We don't do any more than right
to the doctor, the sick one and
ourselves in being thus careful.
That's all we do.
But we do it.
Laurens Drug Co.,
f?kW " Store near Post Office.
J. It. Ml NT KU & ST^SiJ?OMjS.
Extending thanks to our many friends
and customers for patronage, wo now of
fer to tho public a largo and well-solcct
ed stock of clothing, shoes and hats.?
Many of them homo directly from tho
factory, and can nnd will be sold ns lo>v
as any goods of Bame quality in South
J. It. MlNTJBR & Son.
Wo don't deal in shoddy shoes. All
our shoos aro solid leather. See our
stock before buying.
J. R, Mlnter & Son.
Wo sell the King and Jefferson Hats.
Don't fail to sceuro one.
J. H. Minter <k Son.
We have a large lot in rear ot store,
built At considerable expense, winch is
free to our patrons and friends.
J. R. Minter & Son .
We have jti9t received a fine lot oj
hand made shoos for gents and ladies.
Wo invite a earful Inspection of same.
J, R. Minter it Son.
Messrs. Taylor and Knight are with
us and will be glad to sen thoir friends.
J. It. Minter & Son.
Static ok South Carolina,
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. Aaron Byrd, Plaintiff, against
Carol^c Byrd, et al.
By virtue of a decree of the
Court of Common Pleas, in the
above stated case, I will sell at Lau
rens C. II., S. C., on Salesday in
November, 189?, being the 2d day
of the month, during the legal
hours of sale in front of the
court house door, to the highest bid
der at said sale, all that tract of
land, lying, being and situated in
the county and Slate aforesaid, con
taining Nineteen Acres, more or
less and bounded by lands of Fow
ler Park, B. J. Garlington and
others, being the same land upon,
which Aaron Byrd resided Jan. 7,
Also, that Lot or tract of land,
lying and being in Laurens County,
State aforesaid, containing Eleven
Acres, more or less and bounded by
lands ofyL E\ Park and S. D. Gar
lit.; ] others.
Te?s Jasb. Purchaser
to pay lti If the terms of
the sales ot complied with,
land will be rbiold 011 same or some
subsequent Salesilay at the risk of
Oeo, S. McOravy,
Oct. 12, 18U0 Sheriff L. C.
Notice is hereby given to all land
owners on Bcavcrdnm (/reek that
all obstruction in the stream must
be at once removed or the law will
be strictly enforced against them.
According to report of Grand Jury.
R. P. AD AIR,
Oct. 12, 1896' Supervisor.
58-inch Heavy all Wool Cloaking, worth $1.25, at
75 cents per yard.
36-inch all Wool Serge, Blue and Black, at 25 cents
46-inch all Wool French Serges, Black and Colors,
worth 75 cents, at 50 cents per yard.
A full line Dress Fabries in rough effects from 25
cents to 75 cents per yard.
See ?ho NEW BLACK GOODS just opened.
50 dozen Ladies Heavy Ribbed Under Vests?market
value 40 cents, our price 25 cents.
g0T Visit our NEW SHOE DEPARTMENT.
No trouble to show Goods at
W. 0. WIL80N & CO'S.
All poisons having claims against
tho estate, of Joel E. Wileutt, do
coased, will present thorn to tho un
dersigned on or bo Tore October 31st or
they will bo barred.
P. B. WlLOUTT,
Oct. 2th, 1890.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
County ok laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
E. M. Caine vs. T. L. Cooper.
Pursuant to a decreo of tho
Court in tho above slated case, I
will sell at Laurons, C. IL, S, C, on
Salosday in November, 180(5, tho
sumo being tho 2d day of the
month, at public outcry, to the
highest bidder, all that tract or
parcel of land lying, being and
situate iu tho County of Laurons,
Slate of South Carolina, contain
ing Twenty-four and throe-fourth
Acres, more or less, bounded by
lands of Pink Neeley, Mrs. Nancy
Dendy and others.
Terms?One-half cash; balanco
on a credit of twelve months from
date of sale, credit portion to bo
secured by a mortgage, and bond
of the purchaser. If tho terms aro
not complied with, the land may
be re-sold on the same day, with
out, further order of the Court, at
the risk of tho former purchaser.
Purchaser has the right to pay bis
entire hid in cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers.
J. H. WHABTON,
0. C. C. P. AND G. S,
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
In Court of Common Pleas.
T1\C Ppoo'e's Loan and Exchange Bank
ot Liui"ohs? *S\- Cr Bta?Uffs, vs. M...
A. Langston, Defendant.
Hy virtue of a decree of the
Court in tho above stated case, I
will sell at Laurons, O, IL, S. C, on
Salosday in November, 180(5, being
the 2nd day of tho month, during
the legal hours of sale, In front of
the court house door, tho following
real estate to wit: all that tract,
piece or parcel of land situated in
Laurons county, Stato aforesaid,
containing Eighty-eight acres,
more or less and bounded by lands
of James HudgenS, John A. Mad
den, R. ?. Watts and others.
Terms of Sale?One-half cash;
tho balanco on credit ol twelve
months, interest from date of sale,
secured by a bond of the purchaser
and a mortgage of the promises
sold. If terms of sale are not com
plied with land will bo resold on
same or some subsequent Selesday
at tho risk of tho former purchaser,
Purchaser to pay for papers.
GEO. S. McUlUVV;
Sheriff; L. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
In Court of Common Pleas.?Order of
Foreclosure and Sale.
Joseph A. Balloy und P. s. Balloy,
partners in trade under the name of
M 8. Bailey & Sons, Plaintiffs,
William II. Bryson and Robt.J.Bryson,
By virtue of a decree of the
Court in the above slated ea-o. I
will sell at Laurens; C. IL, S. C.,
on Salosday lu November next,
being the 2d day of the month,
during the legal hours of sale, all
that tract, piece or parcel of laud
situated In ('ross llill Township,
county and State aforesaid, con
taining One hundred and forty?
thron Acres, more or less; known
as the John Bryson place, bounded
on the North by lands of Win. II.
and Whiter W. Bryson, K?st by
hinds of Samuel Austin, South by
lands of l);tvid Heed Estate and
Wost by lands of R. A. Austin.
Torms of Sale?One-half cash;
the balance on a credit of twelve
months from dato of .sale with
leave to bidder to pay his entire
hid in cash, credit portion secured
by a bond of tho purchaser and n
mortgage of the premises sold. If
terms of sale are not complied with
land will be re-sold on same or sonic,
subsequent Salesday at tho risk of
the forme* purchaer. Purohasor
to pay for pa pars.
QEO. S. McoRAVY,
Schedule C. N. .& L? ltnilroad
The HOW schedule en the Columbia,
NeWbcrry & Laurens Head went into
effect last Thursday and runs as lid
No. 53, Passenger from Columbia,
arrives at Laurens, 1 :ir> p. m.
No. 08. Passenger, leaven t?aureus
for Columbia, 2 .10 p. m.
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Treasurer's Office, )
Laurens C. II., S. C, /
Sept. 28th, 1896. )
The Books lor the collection of
State and County Taxer for the Fis
cal ye.ir commencing November
ist, 1895, will be open for the col
lection of Baid Taxes from the 15th
I day of October to the ',ist day of
Tho Levy is as fallows:
State Tax,.4A Mills.
County Tax, .... 2] "
Railroad Tax, . . 3A "
School Tax, .... 3 "
Total,_ 13} Mills.
Special Levy Laurens ''haded
School,. I Mills.
Special Levy Watei loo
Graded School, .. . . 3 Mills.
Special Levy Cross 1'.ill
Graded School, , . . . 3 Mills.
J. I). MOCK,
Sept. 28, 1896? tf
5o Per Month or
60i; Per Year
Guaranteed to All Investors
Both Large and Small
when made with
BROKERS IN ?
Slocks, Bonds, Griiin and
40 and 12 Broadway, New York Citv.
P. 8.??Pooplo who de.dre to havo a
steady and sure Income on a small or
large investment, send for our explan
atory olroular, mailed froc.
May 2t>, 1800 -6m
J. W. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
ti./i' Special attention given to tho In
veatlgatlon of titles and collection of