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THB RECORD OF LAURENS VP TO
^ DATE, OCT. 18.
Job printing a specialty at this office.
Old paper* for sale at this office
Governor Evans is expected to noral
nate*some one for the position on the
board vacated by Mr. Allen. It is sug
gested that Col. J. D. M. Shaw, of Lau
rons 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 most of the day .--News 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
*fc toreste not demand all his time.
The Books of Registration closed a
week ago for this year except as to
youths to come of age between this
and eleotlon day. The qualifled elec
tors are: '
The number of colored may not be
oxaot but tho above are about the
figures. It is estimated that not ex
ceeding fifty white voters failed to
register. Earle and Evans received a
fraction over 2000 votes in the recent
primary, probably twenty-five colored
The Chain Gang.
The conclusion of the Grand Jury
that the con vlets have been inhumanly
treated was reached upon sued evi
dence as was before them. This evi
dence is necessarily ex-parto or one
sided. The present Supervisor is a
most conscientious man and^the young
guarJ, Mr. Milam of high oharaotor.?
A more full investigation would pro
bably have led to a different conclu
sion. We learn that Mr. Chesterfield
MoDanlel, Jno. B. Boyd and James
Downey from their own personal ob
servation will testify to the human and
proper treatment of these convicts.
Short of Water.
Spartanburg is a mighty county and
leads 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
j^wator supply is scarce and the cotton
mill people, at nightfall, eloso up all
the passages for water and set It going
in tho morning. The water reaches
the corn mill at about 9.30 In tho morn
ing, when the wheels can go 'round.?
Ana now the corn and grist men, are
asking an injunction against tho cot
ton mon to prevent them from staying
the waters, and the interesting ques
tion was argued before Judge Gary at
his chambers hero, on Saturdav last,
by learned Spartanburg lawyers. In
the meanwhile thero is no lack of an
other kind of mountain waters in all
those Spartanburg regions.
See Jamie son's all wool home made
Jeans for only 25 cents, worth and sell
"ng 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 beg beg any person to buy of
mo, but if you value pour dollars, I
will positively save you many of them
on the price of a piano or organ. See
my Organs and guaranty. They
talk. Call at my photograph studio,
ovor Bank of Laurons. Don't buy un
til you see what I can do
L. A. McCOKD.
If you want a good shoe for $1.00
Jamieson's is the place to go. -qth
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 is thorough. All
Sarente desirous of giving their chil
ren a good education are invited to
H. Z. NABOBS,
G. W. Hanna, Pros. Board Trustees.
Notice.?I have six acros of land on
Todd Avenue for sale. Terms easy.
Oct. 0?2t, N. B. Dial.
Wo bought a drummers samples of
fine extracts and are retailing them at
The Laurens Drug Co.
An Old Stale STORY, Which has
been worn to shreds Is that we sell you
as low as the lowest.
The Common Sense Story is to
come and see what we have, and the
S. M. & E. H. Wllkes & Co.
Wilkes ought not to pay the freight,
Lyons Tooth Powder and Odontlne at
Tho Laurens Drug Co.
School books are moving off rapidly
but we aro saving a few for you.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Why buy cheap stoves when you can
buy tho Sunny*Sonth, New Enterprise,
which is positively guaranteed to give
perfeot satisfaction or money refunded
at about what you pay for choap ones.
Sold only by
S. M. St E. H. Wllkes St Co.
Everybody likes nlco soap. White
Boso Glycerine No. 4711 is made in
Germany and is dollghtful. We sell It
close by the box of 3 cakes.
The Laurens Drug Co.
Do you havo that tired feeling after
each meal? If so oomo 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. & E. H. Wilkes St Co.
Have you scon the Lancor MatohesV
We consider them the best made, 200
in a box?3 boxos for 5 oonts at
THE LAURENS DRUG CO.
If you want a nice-fitting, hobby suit
of clothes, go to Mlnter Sc Son.
"A Bridal Present" seleoted from
Wllkes Sc Go's nlco stock of Wodgo
Wood China, Bohomian Glass, Jet
Black Chinas, Roman Gold Lamps.
Dresdon China Chamber sots, etc., al
ways spoken of as tho nicest presents
given. Hundreds of othor nlco things
for present. Call and look before buy
S. M. Sc E. H. Wilkes Sc Co.
Latest blocks in Hats now to be seen
st Davis Sc Roper.
The beet $1.00 suit of underwear ever
show n at Davis A Roper.
Oar bnyer is now in New York. Come
see what he has done at Davis A Roper.
Tho best $7.50 suits on the market, in
all colors, at Davis Si Boper's.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bostiok,
wbo were married in Laureu? Wed
needay, left yesterday for Washington
and other Northern oitiee, where 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
city have returned and report an at
tractive 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 Blanch'
Sullivan1, 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 the dining hall after
which the bride and groom drove away
amid a shower of rice, and boarded a
C. A. C. train at Laurens for Green
The presents were numerous and
elegant, among them many handsome
pieces of silver.
The groom on his arrival here was
showered with congratulations by
numerous friends and the bride was
cordially welcomed by those with whom
she will hereafter make her home.?
Mr. Johnson Goes to Battle for Bryan
Mr. J. T. Johnson, of this city, some
time ago received notice from the
Democrrtic Executlvo committee that
ho had been chosen one of the cam
paign speakers and that ho would
shortly be apprised of his assignments.
Yesterday ho recoived a telegram from
headquarters 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 will deliver two speeches
a day for six days in each of tho three
States. Mr. Johnson is thoroughly
conversant with the financial question
and is a forcoful and convincing de
bater. It is predicted that he will
Krovo himself a potent factor in be
alf of the democratic party.?Spar
A Family Reunion.
The custom of families gathering at
the old homestead 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 theso notablo ovonts took place
on the 1st dav of October at tho
residence of Mr. John Riddles near
Lendorman, whoro was celebrated the
51st wedding anniversary of his aged
father and mother who aro living with
him. Mr. Molmoth Kiddle and Miss
Elvira Wood woro united in wodlock
by Rev. Silas Knight on tho 1st day of
October, 1845, at tho home of tho
bride's father, Mr. James Wood, in
Laurons County. Tho happy pair have
resided in Groonvillo and Laurons
counties over since tholr marriage.,
and they are tho parents of seven
ohildren, all of whom aro married,
and all reside in this county except
one son, Jasper Riddle, who lives In
Alabama. Tho otnor children, with
thoir husbands and wives mot at John
Riddle to commonorato tho joyous
annivorsary, and thcro wore eighty of
tho family presont. 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. Somo
boautiful presents wore given on the
occasion, and all rojolced at tho oppor
tunity of spending the day with this
vonorablo couple. Mr. Rlddlo Is 84
years old and his wife a few years
oungor: May their last days be thoir
Col. J. H. Mountain assures us that
the town of Garhngton to bo settled.
and built by Woaternes, is 'booming.'
A goodly number of prospective immi
grants have alroady mado application
for lands and will arrivo as soon as the
colony company can got ready to re
ceive thom. It takes a good deal of
Erolimlnavy work to build a town, and
once there Is less of talk and more of
action going on at Garllngton just
now. Tno real material boom will sot
in soon and thon we shall bo better
proparod to toll our readers about it.
Pianos and Organs.
McCord will sell you a first-class
Piano or Organ cheaper than any
other dealer. Ho has the State agency
for tho leading manufactures, and no
expense; common sonso would say, if
you wish to save money, buy from Mc
Cord. Thoso Pianos and Organs are
moth and mouse proof.
L. A. McCord,
Laurons, S. C.
Attention is called to an explo
sion of the Spartanburg Herald
reproduced In another column.
With a question most portentous
comes tho Herald to torment us;
with a [clare in its eye, with a
growl and a sigh, it scoks to roast
Tho Post and conjures up the ghost
of a letter that was writ by Mc
Kinley Bill, the cit, whom republi
cans are runing, for whom Bryan
is a guning. Since The Herald
would know why The Post would
justify support John M. Palmer,
let it listen while we 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 aro sane and somo erratic.?
We support tho democratic. (The
Herald's drunk.) For what Mc
Kinley may havo said In a letter
that Is dead we swoar by the
beard of Uncle Sam that wo do not
care a single free silver decimal
fraction of a continental?drachm.
Wo are pained to announce the
death of Esther, tho five year old
dauglher of Mr. and Mm. Boe and
Cora Bailey which occurred on the
evening of the fifth Inst. Of a truth
death loves a shining mark for to
know little Esther was to love her.
The spmpsthies of the entire com
munity go out to tho bereaved pa
Miss Mary J. T y lor had the mis
fortune to get her arm broken and
her wrist dislocated at the same
And Mr. Charles Q. Holland had
his shoulder dislocated. We aro
glad to nolo that both are doing
well at this writing.
Married on the evening of the
7th instant at tho resldenco of tho
bride, Mr. B. W. Willis and Miss
Julia Lenke, Hov, W. A. Clarke
officiating. And may their shad
ows never grow less.
Miss Maggie Carter who has boon
visiting for the past two weeks in
this section has returned to her
home at Chester.
Miss Nora Bennett, of Slmpson
vllie is visiting at J. T. Blakoleys.
Mr. Charles Brooks has beeu
elected priuclpal of the Oak Orove
0 to 1. Bl.OOUM Qu.mon.
DASHES OF INTEREST. j
RE VITAL SERVICES?COURT ENDS
?COTTON ROLLING IX.
The State Fair at Columbia will
have a thousand new attractions.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Feather stone 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. Owlngs of Clin
ton 8pent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Watte.
President J. B. Cleave land, 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 tho 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 tho
Adjutant and Inspector General J.
Gary Watts was fn the city on yester
day looking after our local mllltla.
Tho Laurens Guards, our local mlllt
la Company has dissolved and sur
rendered thoir guns.
Thos. Watson, Populist candidate
for the Vice Prosidenoy is ill at his
home in Georgia.
Hon. Stobo J. Simpson, of Spartan
burg, an old Laurens boy, was in the
olty during last weok having business
in the Court.
Judge I. I). Wltherspoon, of York,
It is announoed, will not be a candidate
for re-election. There will be no lack
of candidates for tho succession.
The new dental firm of Connor,
Albright and Wright will occupy ele
gant parlors over Mr. O. B. Simmons'
Mrs. Ed Burnslde camo down from
Greenville last wook to attend the wed
ding of hor sister, Miss Blanche Sulli
Hon. D. P. Duncan is entitled to the
thanks of our farmers for the persis
tent and intelligent fight he has waged
in their interest against tho Tie Trust.
Attorneys A. H. Dean,of Greonvillo,
George* Mower and Walter Hunt of
Nowberry and Stanyarno Wilson of
Spartanbnrg were looking after the in
terests of olients hero last week.
Two white men were convicted at
tho recent Court of violating tho Dis
pensary laws. In one of these cases
tho Jury recommended tho party to
mercy, a line of $100 was imposed, and
a petition has gone to Gov. Evans to
reduce tho fine.
An improvoment boing made on the
outskirts of the public square is tho
renovation of the ancient and in
firm carriago shop standing behind
Todd & Simpson's store. Mr. J. S.
Bonnett is the owner of the building.
Rov. John O. Wilson, tho accom
plished editor of tho Southorn 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.Simkins were called
to Nowberry on Sunday to attend the
funeral of Mr.Robert Moorman who lost
his life by the accidentaledischargo of
his gun. Mr. Moorman was a brother
of Mrs. Simkins. Mrs. Simklns has the
sympathy of her 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 take a look into our splendid
stores and you will think you have
struck the biggest Pair of tho season,
and it will bo no idle dream, but a glo
rious reality. Chango that will hardly
rattle ^in your fob pocket will buy
almost a wagon load.
A great crowd fdled 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 are unusually attractive and
onticing. Our merchants are anxious
to soli. Bead 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 the interior and
stimulating the business of those splen
did clothiers, Mlnter, Jamieeon's and
Davis and Bopor's. Chill Novem
ber's wintry blasts are at hand and
now is the time to barricade against
Services have been held in the Meth
odist church morning and evoning for
tho past week. They have had a good
attendance, notwithstanding tho ex
tremely busy season, of earnest, appre
ciative hearers and much good is being
dono. These services are conducted by
Rev. J. Barr Harris, of Rock Hill, a
sweot singer, a consecrated and gifted
young Christian, who in his earnest
work in many different places has
been a power for good in tho hands
We had hopod some good Gray
Court friend would sond an account of
their splendid Stock Fair held in thoir*
growing village during last wook.
Tho General Sessions woro closed on
Tuesday morning last, tho homicide
case of two negroes fixed for that day
was continued on account of the se
rious sickness of a witness. On the
same day the Grand Jury was dis
charged having faithfully served for
tho year. Thoro wore few civil casos
for tho Petit Juries and they wore dls
: charged on Weddosday at noon. At
4 P. M. on Friday, tho Judge had dis
posed of tho Equity cases and the Oc
tober Term was adjourned without
day. Judge Gary showed himself
prompt to docldo and extromoly cour
teous and made a good Impression upon
our bar and people. Hib four years
term expires in 1807; he will stand for
re-election before tho present Legisla
ture and it is not probable that ho will
havo opposition. Qur Court sits again
on tho 2d Monday of February, 1807.
A Sad Death.
Again gloom Is oast ovor our com
munity by tho sad doath of Mrs. Mittle
Kennedy, wife of Mr. 0. E. Kennedy,
which occurred on tho morning of
Saturday last. Sho wa9 tho daughter
of Mr. J. Frank Honderson, a promi
nent planter. Young and hopoful, a
good Christian woman beloved by all,,
her death is a severo affliction to the
many to whom sho was much ondearod.
She was twenty-five years old and
leaves a devoted husband and three
children. Sho was burlod on Sunday
morning In the city cemetery from the
Baptist church of whloh she was a
member, all of tho olty churohos sus
pending their morning services to at
tend tho sad ooremontos.
We are at the hoad of our class, and
expect to stay there.
Davis A Roper,
To His Honor Earkkst Oaky, Prk
BimNO jodgx AT THE OfToHKK
The Grand Jury for 1890 bog 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 tho 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,
but Inasmuoh as nothing to the con
trary has been brought to our attention
I we presume that they are still in good
3d. We have heard a good deal of
complaint as the treat mon t of the Con- I
vlcts worked in the County Chain Gang.
Those complaints led us to make an In
vestigation and we 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 convicts receive
proper treatment. We do not mean
that they should not be worked hard
and have the best of fare, but we do
think they should have plenty of good,
wholesome food, bo humanely treated
and cared for. We recommond that
the County Supervisor give this mat tor
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 partioular in the future
as to the class of cases they bring into
4th. Thore is a good doal of com
plaint as to tho failue to enforce tho
Drainage law, especially on I leaver dam
Creek. Wo roccommond that this law
be rigidly enforced.
5th. There are somo public roads In
Hunter Township in bad condition and
we recommend that thoy bo given at- I
tention at once.
6th. Our Poor House Is In excellont
hands. Tho matron is a good, pains
taking woman. Wo find that sho has
on her hands and has had for Lorn
three to six months, four helpless in
mates, colored, who requiro her con
stant care and attontion. Sho has takon
the inmates at $2.50 per head per
month, which in our opinion is entire- I
ly too small, especially for the help
less inmates above mentioned. We
are decidoly of opinion that she should
have extra compensation and wo re
commended that sho bo paid tho sum
of Fifty dollars therefor for services
rendered for remainder of her contract. I
7th. We havoexamined carefully tho
Report of tho County Supervisor, hand
ed us by your Honor, and so for as wo
are able to ascertain it is correct and
8th. In conclusion wc desire to say I
that during tho ontiro yoar we have to
tho best of our ability discharged the
duios which have devolved upon us. Wo
deslro to thank your Horror and tho
other Officers of tho Court for various I
oourtesies extended to us during the
Term, and wo deslro especially to thank
your Honor for special courtesies ox- I
tended to tho foreman and other mein- I
bers of our body on yesterday.
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- I
t?te of Lanson Owons, deceased, I
Plaintiff, against Sarah Ellen Owens,
as an individual and as Administra
trix of the personal estate of J. T. I
Owons. Columbus L. Owons, Ettda 1
Yoargln, Arthur R. Owons, Nyo Ow
ens, Earlo Owens and Maud Owons,
Pursuant to a decree of the Court
in the abovo stated case, I will sell
at Laurens, C. H. B.C., on Salesday
in November, 1R96, 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
more or less, hounded by lands of
B. F. Qarrett, Z. F. Garrett, J. H.
Leake and others and known as
the Toliver Robertson place.
Terms- -One-half tho purchase
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 promi
ses and bond of tho purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers. If
the terms are not complied wLh
the land may be re-sold on the
same day at the risk of tho former
purchaser. Tho purchaser may
pay the enliro bid in cash if ho so
c. c. c. p. lit o. I
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Lauren*.
Court of Common Pleas.
J. H. Wharton, as c. c. c. P and o.
8., administrator, etc., ofJ.H.
Irby and others, In Re G. M.
Irby, as Executor of Wm. Irby,
vs. Marcy E. Irby and others.
Pursuant to a deoroe of the
Court in tho abovo stated case, I
will soli at Laurens, C. IL, H. O.,
Saleeday in November, 180G, tho
aamo being the 2d day of the
month, during legal hours of salo,
at public outory to tho highost bid
dor, nil f hat tract or parcel of land
lying, being and situato in tho
County of Laurens, Stato of South
Carolina, containing ono hundred
and sixty seres', moro or less,
bounded by lands of B. F. Terry.
Robert McDaniol, Jool McDaniel
Terms?One-half cash; balanco
on a credit of twelvo months from
date of sale, with interest from
dale; credit portion to bo secured
by a mortgage and bond of tho
purchaser. If tho terms of the
sale are not complied with the
land may bo re-sojd on tho same
day at the risk of the former pur
chaser. Purchaser to pay for pa
7 , Jf. H. WHARSON,
W ' c. c. u. 1*. amd ?, 0.
Mr. W. N-Wharton is suffering
very much from a carbuncle In the
back of his neck, and not being
thoroughly recuvored irom hi* fall
near Madden'* station some time
back, mttkes tho old gentleman
very feeble. He Is staying with
his daughter, Mrs. Ballew.
Mr. A. J. Smith had the misfor
tune to lose ono of his fine mares
a few days ago.
It is oar sad duty to chronicle
the death of littlo Maudaiine Sul
livan, infant of Mr. nnd Mrs. F. M.
Fuller, whioh occurred Oct. 6th.?
Wo Mympal'iiz9 with tho fond pa
rents In the loss of their little dar
Miss May Hudgens, one of Mad
den's charming aud accomplished
young ladies, spent last Wednes
day with her prandpa, W. M.
Mr. Lee Young has just returned
from a visit to his uncle, Gapt. Jas.
Drummond, at Young's store.
Mr. J. D. Watts, of Laurons,
spent Wednesday with his friend
J. T. A. Ballew.
Mr. W. A. Wharton's furniture
has been moved to his fathor's and
he and family will spond a few
days with frionds in Laurens, after
which they will come to old Long
Street to make their home.
We hear that Mrs. Boulwaro and
daughters will make their home in
your city in the near future Wo
are sorry to hoar it, as we have
none to spare.
Mr. J. L. Ballew, 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 Huntor
Township. Wo think tbero are
some roads between this and the
Waterloo Township lino that have
no overseers, as somo of Iho roads
Mr. A. R. Holmes says ho expects
to go Into stock-raising right next
year, as ho can make more clear
money off of stock than be can from
big cotton crops. From tho looks
of largo Holds of Bermad?, it would
pay many others in this section to
go into the stock business.
GROSS HILL NOTE3.
The insatiato reapor death has
been in our midst and cut down a
bright and unarming young lady.
Miss Lulu Watts, daughter of Mr.
E. O. Watts, Esq., died September
29th uit., aftor a brief illness. Sho
was just budding into womanhood
aud the light of tho household and
many relatives and friends mourn
her untimely end.
J. J. McSwaln ho8 returned to
tho South Car -Una College.
Mr. O. D. Nanco has returned to
the Citadel Academy.
Miss Lulu Loamnn lies gone to
the Duo West Femalo College.
Miss Annie Laura Fuller has
gono to Cuthbert, Qa., to College.
Miss Annie Grant has go:ie to
Nowberry to school.
W. A. McSwaln has recovored
from Iii? injuries and returned to
Saluda Old Town.
Rov. Marion Dargan, of Green
wood preached in tho Methodist
church on Sunday 27th ult. and ad
ministered tho communion. Tho
sermon was full of thought and tho
tine appearance and eloquent de
livery of the preacher made a deep
and tailing impression on tho con
It will doubtless bo of 3ad inter
est to somo of your readers to know
that Lucius S. McSwnin is no
more. He died at Seneca, 8. C,
on tho 5th instant after a long nnd
painful illnesii of 15 months. Ho
bore his suffering with tho fortitude
of a Christian and has gono home
to rest. During tho war he served
In tho (ilh. Rftgljmont, South Caro
lina Orwalry, Co? C., Capf. Good
win. At tho cloao 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. Iiis many friends join
in sympathy with them over their
This community was sad when
the information wont out that John
G. Turner was dead. He died on
the 10th instant after a lingering ill
ness at the ago of 71 year.-'. John
Turner was a good man, an Intel
ligent upright citizen. For over
forty yoars he, was a consistent
member of Bothabara Baptist
church, and by his lifo adorned his
profession, IIo served his country
during the war and was a faithful
soldier. A largo concourse at
tended his funeral at Bothabara.
His aged wife 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 Business, Oot. 6, 1896.
KKsoi K( i ;.s,
Loans and discounts, * 80,802 02
Overdrafts, secured, 105 95
U.S. Bonds to sucuro circula
tion, 10,000 00
Hankiug-housc, furniture, and
fixtures, 8,001 55
Other roal estato nnd mortgagor
ownod, 4,982 00
Duo from National Hank.s (not
Rosorvo Agents) 862 82
Duo from Stato Hanks nnd
Hankers, 601 20
Duo from approved rosorvo
ngonts, 01 21
Checks and other cash items, 1,108 20
Notes of othor National Hank.s, 1,105 00
Fractional papor currency,
ntekles, and oents, no si
Lawful Money Reserve in
i Npoelo, <5,587 80
Logal-tondor notes, 8,020 CO 15,207 8U
Redemption fund with u. s.
TroaHuror (5 por cent, of
circulation, 720 00
Total, *i:r>,lO!> 12
Capital stock paid In, $ 03,(Vj 00
Surplus rund, 12,000 00
Undivided profits, less expen
ses and taxes paid, 501 07
National Hank notos outstand
ing, 11,100 0U
Duo to othor National Hank, 510 70
Duo to Stato Hanks and Han
korf?, 270 08
DividondH unpaid, 002 50
Individual doposlls subject to
check, '2s780 88
Time certificates of deposit, 9,Mo on
Hills payable, 5,000 00
Total, ?135,10!? 12
state of south CAROLINA, )
County of LauRens. I
i, John Auguutus Hurksdale, Cashier
ol the nbovo-namod bank, do solemnly
swear that Iho abovo statement Is truo
to tho best of my knowlcdgo and bollof.
John Auo. Hahkhdai.k,
Subsorlhod and sworn to boforo me,
this 10th day of Oct. 1890.
F. P. McOowan,
Notary Public, 8. ?.
jno. A. HARKSDALE,)
T. 10. TODD, > Pireotors.
JNO. W. fehuuhon, \
Our specialty is having the
best quality of drugs and chem
icals for filling prescriptions,
household recipes, and for other
uses?we hunt the world over
to get 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.,
tiJkW ' Store near Post Office.
J. R. MINTER & s73^S-7;6\?7rL3.
Extending thanks to our many friends
and customers for patronage, we now of
fer to tho public a large and wull-solect
ed stock of clothing, shoes and hats.?
Many of them homo directly from the
factory, and can and will be sold as low
as any goods of same quality in South
J. K. Minter <k Son.
Wo don't deal in shoddy thoen. All
our shoos aro solid leather. See our
stock beforo buying.
J. R, Minter <k Son.
Wo fell tho King and Jefferson Hals.
Don't fail to secure one.
J. R. Minter it Son.
We have a large lot in rear ot store,
built at considerable expense, which Is
free to our patrons ami friends.
J. R. Mintor & Son .
We have just received a fine lot oj
hand-made shoos for gents and ladies.
Wo invite a earful inspection of same.
J. R. Mintor it Son.
Messrs. Taylor and Knight are with
us and will be glad to seo their friends.
J. R. Mintor & Son.
State ok South Carolina,
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. Aaron Byrd, Plaintiff, against
Carole Byrd, et al.
By virtue of a decree of the
Court of Common Picas, in the
above stated case, I will sell at Lau
rens C. IL, S. C., on Salesday in
November, 1S9C), being the 2d day
of the month, during the legal
hours of sale in front of the
courthouse door, to the highest bid
der at said sale, all that tract of
land, lying, being and situated in
the county nnd State afore jaid, con
taining Nineteen Acres, more or
less and bounded by lands of Fow
ler Park, E. 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 of J. F. Park and S. I). Gar?
lington Agent, and others.
Terms of sale?Cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers. If the terms of
the salcd arc not complied with,
land will be resold on same or some
subsequent Salesday at the risk of
Geo, S. McOravy,
Oct. 12, 1800 Sheriff L, C.
Notice is hereby given to all land
owners on Bcavcrdam Creek 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,
j Oct. 12, 1890* Supcrviser.
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 Fabrics in rough effects from 25
cents to 75 cents per yard.
see the NEW BLACK "G??DS j"slope"c^
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. G. WILSON k CD'S.
AD po;sons having olalm.9 against
tho ostato of Joel E. Wiloutt, do
coascd, will present thorn to tho un
dersigned on or boforo October 31st or
they will bo barred.
F. B. WlLCUTT,
Get. 2th, 1S0?.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
County ok laurens.
Court of Common Pleas.
E. M. Cainc vs. T. L. Cooper.
Pursuant to a decree of tho
Court in tho above slated case, I
will sell at Laurens, C, EL, S. 0., on
Salesday in November, 1890, tho
same 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 in tho County of Laurens,
Slate of South Carolina, contain
ing Twenty-four and three-fourth
Acres, more or less, bounded by
lands of Pink Noeloy, Mrs. Nancy
Dendy and others.
Terms?One-half cash; balance
on a credit of twelve months from
date of sale, credit portion to bo
iv cured by a mortgage, and bond
of tho purchaser. If the terms aro
Dot complied with, the land may
bo re-sold on the same day, with
out further order of the Court, at
the risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser lias the right to pay his
entire hid in cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers.
J. H. WHARTON,
o, c, o. p. and (;. a.
STATE ok SOUTH CAROLINA,
In Court of Common Pleas.
TJ\P Ppop'e's Loan and BxohangoBank
of Leuths? ~S: 6.r Pdalntiffs, vs. M,?
A. Langston, Defendant.
By virtue of a decree of the
Court in tho abovo stated case, I
will sell at Laurons, C, IL, S. C., on
Salesday In November, ISOtj, being
the 2nd day of tho month, during
the legal hours of sale, in front of
the court house door, the following
real estate to wit: all that tract ,
piece or parcel of land situated in
Laurens county, Stato aforesaid,
containing Eighty-eight acres,
inoroor less and bounded by lauds
of James Hudgens, John A. Mad
don , R. C. Watts and others.
Terms of Sale?One-half cash;
tho balance on credit ol twelve
months, interest from date of sale,
secured by a bond of flje purchaser
and a mortgage of the premises
sold. If terms of sale are not com
plied with land will bo resold on
same or somo subsequent Solesday
at the risk of the former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
OEO. S. MoORAVYj
Sheriff; L. O.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Laurens Count v.
In Court of Common Picas.?Order of
Foreclosure and Sale.
Joseph A. Bailey und P, 8. Bailey,
partners in trade under the name of
M 8. Bailey ft Sons, Plaintiffs,
William II. Bryson and [tobt.J.Bryson,
By virtue of a decree of the
Court In the above slated case l
will sell at Laurens; 0. IL, 8. C,
on Salesday in November next,
being the 2d day of the month,
during the legal hours of sale, all
that tract, piece or parcel of land
situated In Cross Hill Township,
county nnd State aforesaid, con
taining One hundred und forty
three Acres, more or less; known
as the John Bryson place, bounded
on the North by lands of Win. II.
and Wlster w. Bryson, F.est by
lands of Samuel Austin, South by
lands of David Hoed Estate and
Wost by lands of R. A. Austin.
Terms of Sale?One-half cash;
the balance on a credit of twelve
months from dato of sale with
leave to bidder to pay bis entire
bid In cash, credit portion secured
by n bond of tho purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises sold. If
terms of sale are not complied with
land will bo re-sold on some or some
subsequent Salesday at the risk of
the forni.r purchaer. Purchaser
to pay for papers,
GEO. S. McoitAVY,
Schedule C. N. & L. Railroad
The new schedule on the Columbia,
NeWborry & Laurens Road went into
effect last Thursday and runs as fol
No. 5'J, Passenger from Columbia,
arrives at Laurens, I -.15 p. m.
No. f>:b Passenger, leaves Laurens
for Columbia, 8 :10 p. m<
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Treasurer's Office, i
Laurens C. II., S. C, S
Sept. 28th, 1896. )
The Books for the collection of
State and County Taxer for ihe Fis
cal year commencing November
ist, 1895, will be open for the col
lection of paid Taxes from the 15th
day of October to the ",ist day of
Dccembci, 1 Sl.)0.
Tho Levy is as fallows:
State Tax,.4 }, Mills.
County Tax, .... '2} "
Railroad Tax, . . 3A "
School Tax, . . . . 3 "
Total,_ 13} Mills,
Special Levy Laurens Graded
Special Levy Watei loo
Cuulcd School, ... 3 Mills.
Special Levy Cross J Uli
Graded School, .... 3 Mills.
J. I). MOCK,
Sept. a8, 1896? tf
5;: Her Month or
60? Per Year
Guaranteed to All Investors
Both Large and Small
wiikn made with
BROKERS IN ?
Slocks, Bonds, Grain and
?10 and 12 Broadway, Now York Olty.
P, 8.?Pooplo who dosiro to have a
steady and sure income on a small or
largo investment, send for our explan
atory circular, mailed froc.
May 20, l89U-6m
J, ti. PARK,
Attorney at Law.
Laurens, - - South Carolina.
Special attontion givon to tho in
7ostigatio'> of titles and collootlon of