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Near OrO| in this nnnty, on Wednes
day laut a black brutqwns taken in tbo
net of violating a htlo femalo child,
three and a hslf yenrslold, of a young
gentleman of one of l\\ best families in
the lounty. It, is paid fliat the eiiild es
caped without injury.
black negio, about
known as llenrv GravJ
The brulo waB a
trenty >cars old,
in the employ
ment of the young firmer, and the as
sault was attempted r.bout the dinner
hour. At the instant if the discovery,
ttio father of the yolng gentleman, a
coo), dispassionate iian, accidentally
came upon the scene fjtd the negro whs
hurried to the Courfl House and Jail.
Ora is night miles >|orth of the Court
House on the Sp;u|unburg railway.
Court was in Bosslon.hut early Thure*
day the Grand Jury was dismissed.
The country btdoming aroused
Solicitor Sense early on the afternoon
of that day quietly brought the dan
gerous situation to.the attention of
Judge Buchanan, arid an order was
made directing the/Shortff to convey
tbo prisoner to Coluinbiu and place him
in charge of the Superintendent of the
Penetentiary for ufety. Obeying the
order Deputy Sullivan, a courageous,
prudent officer carped the prisoner to
Mountvllle, expecing to catch a Sea
Board Air Line train to Columbia,
but missing it, earned him on Friday in
a buggy to Clinton/ where also he failed
to catch a Colunjoia train. It is said
that a dispatch vfas sent to Mountville
to the deputy dreotlng him to convey
tbo prisoner to liroenwood, but this
dispatch did not rtach him. The deputy
becoming apprebnsivo at Clinton, as
privately as poasiilo took his prisoner
to Cold villi?, six I miles on the way i"
Columbia, wherejhe purchased tickets
and waited for ttje 2.30 train from Lau
renn. It must lb kept in mind that
Ora, Clinton, Lsurens, Qoldville and
Mountville are all covered by wire and
telephone facilities and it is possible
that the men bell upon doi: g vonganes
were right well ladvised of the move
ments of the de duty and his man. On
this 'rain were a determined body of
men and the Sh?rifT and Solicitor, also
aboard suspecting their intention, en
deavored to have the Conductor to pass
Qoldville, but there he was compelled
to stop to avoid a freight train. The
lynchers disembarking immediately as
saulted the negro and notwithstanding
the efforts ot the Sheriff and deputy lie
was taken by tbo lynchers and with
wounded leg, pbced in a buggy and
put upon the march towards Orn, and
about fifteen miles North-West of
Qoldville. As the procef ion moved
through tbo country it was rumored
that the intention was to bring the man
to the city and exee- ,e him on the
Court Bouse Square Tbo Mavor und
prominent citizens went Into the high
ways to prevent this but found the
roads clogged with vehicles and men on
horseback all heading towards Or \ when
they returned to the city.
The prisoner on Saturday morning was
found suspended from the limb of a
pine and dead. Coroner M. H. Ferguson
summoned a Jury and held a formal in
quest but naturally without finding
witnesses to place responsibility.
The sympathy Ol the country will bo
leep with the parents of the proposed
victim of the brute and notwithstand
ing his hellish purpose was not accom
plished, the ycrdict of our people will
sustain their neighbors and friends who,
obeying the noblest impulses, took
swift vengeance upon a friend in human
Coping* from Hon on, Path
? Mr. Josie Simmons, of Lauren;
county, and Miss Corrie Moore, of Ab
bevillo county were married at the
lalters home near this place last Wod
nosday, 14th inst., Rev. R. W. Burts
officiating. The Chronicle extends
congratulations to the happy couple.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. MeDaniel spent
last Sunday with J, P. Ellcdge's family
at Austin's, Laurens County.
Will Gains, of Princeton, spent Mon
day night in the city.
Closing Out Sale of Summer
Coods at Jamieson's.
In next ten days we wish to close
out all Summer goods. Come at once
and seouro some of the bargains at
?IS cents will buy a neat Oxford Tie
$1.25 Oxford/ties for ladies reduced
to 06 cents at Jamieson's.
A big lino of Summer corsets just
arrived at Jamieson's.
?\H cent- will buy a nice colored lawn
dross at Jamieson's.
10 cents outing reduced to 5 cts at
Scotch Ginghams, worth I? cts. re
duced to 8 cents at Jamieson's.
Latest stylos in collars for ladies just
arrived at Jamieson's.
Camp R. S. Owens, 982, Confederate
Veterans will hold are-union at Clin
ton, on Thursday, August 12th. All
neighboring Camps of Veterans and
their familas, and all sons and daugh
ters of Veterans, are invited to be pres
ent and participate. Distinguished
speakers will be present. Good rail
road schedules will he arranged. All
who attend are urged to bring well
filled baskets and come prepared to
spend a pleasant and profitable day.
W. A. Siiands,
The annual mooting of the Stock
holders of the Pooples Loan and Ex
change Bank will bo held at said
Bank on August 17th 181)7.
W. A. Watts,
Don't miss the removal salo going on
The Laurons Drug Co.
Wo are always first, havo never fin
ished second. Whon you come to fur
nishing a house from Parlor to Kltchon
you need Furniture, Carpeting, Crock
ery, Stoves or Tinware. Wo havo
S. M. & B. H. Wllkos & Co.
Buy your turnip seed from The Lau
rons Drug Co. A fresh lot ju&t ro
There may be othors like thorn, but
thoy are not In town?you can. only
find thorn at S. M. & E. B. Wllkos &
Co., and Its name la Sunny South Stove.
It:s time to sow Ruta BagorB. A
frosh lot of Bulst's improved just re
ceived at the Laurons Drug Co.
Every body is looking for i< good
thing I Don't yon think the Sunny
South Stove would be a good thing for
your wife? Froight paid.
S. M. A E. PL Wilkes & Co.
Is this not proof that S. M. & E. B.
Wilkes & Co. are Holling their goods
very low. Watoh the crowd and soo
where they go. Wilkes pays frolght.
Big reward will be won if you will
come to 8. M. & E. H. Wilkes <fe Co.
Store. It is foil of new things for
economic and artjatic buyers of furni
ture, carpetin'^p>ades, eto. Freight
The General Sosslou?, as anticipated.
occupied the Court for the nook, until
Friday at noon. The cause of the
term attracting the largest Intorost,
in fact more than any case heard in
the county tor years, was that of tho
State against William Pranks and
Durksdale Frank?-, father of the former
for the murder of Mason Clark on the
night of tho 10th of June last at nine
o'clock. William Franks as a laborer
and his wife lived in the house of Mr.
(Mark, the employer, a 'armor. Hoth
tho deceased anil the accused were
well connected belonging to highly
respectable and Influential families in
this county. Thursday morning was
fixed for the trial" The Court room was
packed like a sardine box from the
opening to the close of the. ease. Upon
their arraignment they pleaded "'not
guilty," and the following Jurors
wero empaneled and charged with tho
R. A. Nash, Foreman: James H.
Holt s. w. I'uokott, (;. w. Babb, Gus
B. Davidson. J. H. Drummond, J. G.
Durgoss, Joseph A. Hill, W. M. Mahon,
Abo Cook, John D Powers.
Messrs. Ferguson and Feathoi'Stone
represented the Defendants and Solici
tor Sease had associated with him ex
Solicitor (>. L. Schnmpcrt and Mee^rs.
Hall ?c Simkins. The testimony was
concluded at I 1*. M. aud after the ar
gument and a very full charge by
Judge Buchanan, the Jury retired at
D.:iO returning a verdict at tl.30. The
elder Franks was acquitted and Wil
liam Franks found guilty of murder
with a recommendation to morcy, j
which saves his life, but involves im- '
pri80nmen1 for his whole life. The
evidence disclosed that William Franks
loft bis home, Mr. Clarke's, after the
work of the day, buckling on his pis
tol and uoing a mile to the residence
of his father to spend the night.?
Young Franks had boon married only
a month to his wtfe. After eating
supper the Franks, father and son re
turned to the house of Clarke and
called him out. ('lark having retired,
drew on his pants and went into the
yard to meet them, when an alterca
tion ensued, and Clark receiving live
bullets iu his person.
The defence was two-to'.J: That
during the early afternoon -of that
day Mrs. Franks going to a field where
her husband was at wer': to carry him
water was accosted by Che V with an
indecent proposition; and second that
be went to Clarke's house at nlghl to
make a settlement with him when
Clark being armed an altercation en
sued and that he killed Clark In solf
defonee. Th l testimony was ad
dressed these issues with the find
ings as stated. A morion was made
for a new trial and overruled by His
Honor It is prob.iOle that the motion
will be renewed befo." tho Supremo
Court of the State. The character of
tho ease and the strong family con
nections of the prosecuting parties
and the Defendants gave the great in
terest to the cause.
William Franks is an albino, about
twenty eight years of ago, but not a
strongly marked albino, a man of fine
physique, clear cat features, and pow
Mason Clark was a farmer, residing
eight miles from the Court House,
about forty years of age, of good ad
dress, due app< aranee, and of under
stood eonrn^. His widow's a propos
sessing lady, with six little children
clustering about her. Mrs. Franks is
a young woman, a bride of a month, of
small stature, lithe and nuiek. and in
At noon on Friday the Sessions wero
concluded and the Juror- discharged.
The following sentences were pushed:
Osso Simpson, manslaughter, three
years at hard labor on the county
chain gang: John 15. Hunter, white,
(who had hired a horse of the Messrs.
Childers for a few hours and subse
quently appropriated the horse and
wui arrested in Columbia; $76 or one
year on the county chain gang. This
fellow was a most desolate, dllapitatod
white man, as poor a specimen as you
will observe in forty-days travel.
Tom Beasley, colored, manslaughter,
two years on chain gang or Penitent
iary. In this case the twelve trial
Jurors united in a recommendation to
the mercy of the Coin !. Willie. Franks
to be. conlined in the Penetontiary at
hard labor for the term of bis natural
life. As a matter of law only those
sentenced for throe years and less can
be placed upon the chain gang?for
longer sentences they go to the. State
institution on the Congarae.
Osse Simpson, a colored boy visiting
a colored neighbor took occasion to
llourisb a pistol among the inmates of
the cabin with the result that the
weapon was accidentally discharged
and a colored infant six months old
shot iu the head in a colored woman's
arms, from which wound it almost in
stantly died. Tho Jury concluded
that there was criminal recklessness in
handling the. weapon. The Court was
engaged in the hearing of equity mat
ters until noon of Saturday and ad
journed SINK DIB,
Judgo Buchanan went upon the mid
day train to Spartanburg where on
yesterday he opened a Common Pleas
term. This was Judge Buchanan's
first term in this county. It is but just
to express here that His Honor made
a most favorablo impression upon our
bar and entire people. He is prompt,
clear.decided, learned, and withal cour
teous and patient. With these char
acteristics, no other but a favorable
impression could result.
Court for this county will sit again
on the third Monday of October.
Diod July the 10th, 1807,8ammie
Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sum
Johnson. Ho was seventeen years
and four months old. Sammle was
a good, kind, hoy and leaves many
loved ones to mourn his death.
It Is with sorrow that we have
givon him up, but the Lord know
eth all things IipbI. Weep not
dear sister for your dour boy, It
was tho will of God to take him.
Dearest Sammie we have laid thee in
tho peaceful grave embrace,
But t\y memory will be cherished till
wc soo thy Heavenly face.
BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR
CATARRH THAT CONTAIN
As mercury will surely destroy
the sense v>l smell and completely
derange the whole system, when
entering it through tho mucous
surfaces. Such articles should
nevor bo used except on prescrip
tions from reliable physicians, as
the damage they will do Is fen
fold to the good yon derive
from tnerr. Hall's Catarrh (iure,
manufactured by P. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, O., contains no mer
cury, ami Is taken internally, act
ing direclly upon the blood and
mucous surfneos of tho system.?
In buying Hall's Catarrh Curo is
sure you get tho genuine. It bo
taken internally, and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. s'honey &
Co. Testimonials froe.
$pf~ Sold by druggists, price 75
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
I will bo In my offloo every Saturday
and Sale-day for transaction of business
In same till further notice.
I, T. 11. Danibc,
County Hupt, of F.ducation.
July 25th 1897-tf.
J i TUE AIR-THE MINSTREL?VIS
ITORS AND HOMtf FOLKS.
Mr. li. w. Riser, of Newberry, was
in the city Sunday.
Mr. W. A. Wallace, of Newberry,
sj)cnt Sunday in the city.
Miss Nannie Habb. daughter of
Treasurer habb is off on a pleasure
trip visiting friends at Hickory, N. C.
Miss Mary Robertson, of Laurens, is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. M. Bubo, in
Main street.?Greenville News.
T. 1*. Cothran, Esq., a prominent At
torney of Greenville, attended the
Court during last week.
Dispensary Commissioner S. W.
Vance came up from Columbia, spend
ing Sunday with his family.
A shower with a considerable blow
on yesterday broke the torrid wave
that had been upon us for several days.
Miss Emma Rasor, of Donalds, and
Miss Blanohe Daniel aro visiting the
family of Judge Clardy.
Miss Helen McKivcr, of Charleston,
is in the city visiting her friend. Miss
Mr. Fleming JoneP, of Brooks &
Jones, is on a ploasant vacation at
Tallula Falls, Ga.
Mrs. Dr. J. P. Simpson and the little
felfows aro homo from Glenn's, where
they had a delightful time.
Adjutant and inspootor Gen. Watts
was in the city for several days during
last weok visiting his mother and rela
Col. trby came up Saturday, spent
Sunday with his family at home and
went to Union by private conveyame
to catch the procession.
The friends of Mr. J . W. Boyd, who
lias been very sick for quite :i while,
as well as others of Iiis family, will be
glad to hoar of their convalescence.
Misses Gertrude and Stalls Mock
have returned from a visit to their
brother, Dr. Gomor Mock, in Green
Miss Sallio Brook and brother, Elias
Brock, of Harmony Grove, Ca., arc
visiting the family of Judge Clardy
and relatives in the county.
Mews from Mr. J. A. Oopoland and
: from Brovard, N. C . comes to
the effect that they aVe onjoying their
Mr. H. V. Green, of Columbia, At
torney at Law, appeared before Judge
Buchanan on Saturday on logal busi
Mr. W. W. Bali, of the Greenville
New-, Mrs. Ball and Miss Laura Witte,
of Charleston, spent Sunday visiting
friends in the city.
Judge R. O. Watts came down from
Greenville where he is holding Court
and spent Sunday with Mrs. Watts
and the children, who arc here with
Major W. A. Watts.
Mrs. Anna B. Odom, daughter of the
lute Samuel Barksdale, of Laurens and
lister of Judge Allen Barksdale, of
La., died near Arcadia, La., on Satur
day, 24th inst.
Mr. J. C. Elliott has been offered by
a Northern syndicate the position as
General Manager and Superintendent
iu erecting the Court House and Jail
for Greenwood County. lie has ac
cepted and will leave Tuesday to begin
work ot onoe.
Abial Lathrop has been appointed
District Attorney for this State He
served under Harrison and is a black
and tan Wobsterlte. Thus it is with
tbo Lily Whites who have as yet failed
Miss Tillie Lykes, of Tampa, Fla., a
most charming belle of the Land of
Flowers is visiting her friend, Miss.
Sara Ball. That charming resort,
Glenn's is on their programme within
the next two weeks.
Mr. J. W. Jones, Jr., of Laurens, is
the new depot agent at this place, lie
is a complaisant and courteous young
man, and possessing every attribute of
true manhood. I.owndesville bids him
wolcomc.?Cor. from Lowndosvlllo to
A meeting of the County Democratic
Executivo Committee was held in the
Court House on yesterday, a quorum
being present. Preparations were
made for holding the public meet
ing on the 7th proximo. Mana
gers were appointed for the Primary
on the :iOth of August, all of which
will appear in the next issue of this
paper with the rules governing the
Primary. Clubs should revise and
complete lists of members at once.
Mr. L. J. Milam. of Oakland, Ca.,
hasbeca On a Visit to his brother, Mr.
Pcrroll Milam, and other relatives in
this county. Mr. Milam removed from
here to Georgia in Nov. 18f>9, and
although ho ban been very successful
in his adopted State, he still has a
hankering after his native State and
returns thither over and anon to renew
All tho surviving children and grand
ohtldren Of Dr. .lob J. Boo/or will as
semble themselves together in a family
reunion at tho homo of the doctor this
week. When tho returns are all in
and every precinct heard from, there
will he: Dr. W.U. Harris and chil
dren, Waterloo; J. Kan Little and
family, Laurons; K. S. Thompson and
family, Summorvillo, S. C; George G.
Boozer and family, Columbus, Miss.
All told, tho circle wiU number some
2t'? children and grand children. May
there bo many happy roturns.?Clinton
Clippings fVom \ewherry Herald
Miss Bossic Brown, of Laurens, is
visiting in the city.
Misses Anita and Blanche Davidson
arc visiting in Laurens,
Mr. and Mrs. VV. J. Lako left yester
day on a visit to thoir son, Mr. Thos.
1). Lake at Laurens.
Clipping.-} from Spurt an bur"; Herald.
Our neighboring city of Laurens is
to be congratulated upon the industrial
awakoning that has evidently struck
that town. With a magnificent system
of wator works and olectrlc light
plant, all under municipal ownership,
she is in an onvlablo position.
Mrs. N. "E. Byrd, of Tylorsville,
Laurens county, was in tho city yestor
day. She was on hor way home from
a visit to M*\ D. D. Little's family at
At the Opera House.
Wednesday night at tho Opera House
whon the curtain in ro'.'ed up twenty of
the'morriest minstrels ,hat over sat on
a stage will bo gathered there, singing
the old timo darky melodies.
Kvorybody ought to go out and sec
this entertainment, not because they
aro helping the boys by going, but be
cause they will be pleased and enter
talnod. It will be woll worth sooing.
There will be nothing said or done
to offend any lady and tho boys invite
the ladies ospecially.
Every song and joke will bo iiow
notbing old about any part of tbo show.
Prof* Gtrunitz will havo the entiro
management of everything and be is
str'fltly up-to-date In the minstrels/)'.
T'o" Olaironet Duet by Professors
Groiiitz and Rozelle is woll worth the
prict'pf admission, 15,26 and 3/ Lento.
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY.
1 To His Honor, O. W*. Buchanan, P:e
1 siding Judge ut tho July Term of
Court for tho your 185)7:
Tho Grand Jury bog leave to submit
tho following as their final prouut
mont for this term of Court:
1st: Wo havo passed upon all bills
handed to us by tho Solicitor.
2nd: Wo would respectfully call
your Honor's attention to the prevail
ing tendency of the various Magis
trates of the county to send up cases to
this Court in which there is no evi
dence to convict and binding over
large numbers of witnesses who know
nothing against the vecusod except
common rumor, thereby largely in
creasing the Court expenses to be paid
out of the county Treasury.
3rd! We have not examined tho pub
lic offloes and buildings during this
term of Court but have appointed a
committee consisting of the Foreman
and Grand Jurors W. M. Hunter, B. A.
Anderson und H. Terry with instruc
tions to meet at the Court House be
tween this and next term of Court:
also to employ an expert accountant
and to make a thorough investigation
of all of the public ofllccs of the
county, and to report the result of
same at next terra of Court.
Ith: If we have tho power and au
thority to examine tho Maiistrates
books of this county, we would rc
speettum ask your Honor w order
that tho sumo bo brought liefere us
for examination during next term of
?: We lind that the public highways
of the county have not beoj worked,
to which we respectfully call the at
to"?'"n of the county Supervisor and
Commissioners and urge u|xn them to
push the work on roads as toon as pos
tith: We would further recommend
that the Supervisor devote all the
time" of the county chain $ang to the
public roads of the county and that
tho time worked bo divvied equally
between the various townships us near
as possible, and not to bo worked on
7th: We recommend thai the drain
age law be vigorously enforced by the
8th: We would recommpnd that the
county Commissioners reimburse
Sheriff McCravy for renovating and
re-papering tho residence portion of
the Jail to the nmourt of thirteen
9th: In conclusion, we desire tu
thank your Honor, ami other officers of
the Corrt for courtesies extended to
the Grand Jury during this term of
Piedmont, S. C , June 2S, lS'dT.
?For about two yea s 1 have been
suffering with indigestion. 1 could
not hold out to do a good days
work. Since taking three bottles
of Hood's Sarsapnilla T have
gained ten pounds and can now do
a good days work. I would not
hesitate to recoitmend Hood's
Sarsaparille as a good medicine.
C. P. Childcrs.
Hood's Fills are .he only pills to
take with Hood's aarsaparilla.
The Senatorial Race.
Tho Now Era is the champion of
none of the candidates for tho
United States Sonate. 11 has no
axe to grind in the election, and no
prejudice to von: for or against
any of tho candidates. It. only
wants a fair, squire light between
the men on their merits -wants
each candidate to come before the
people of Union County standing
on his own record and his own
principles. It. feels assured that
then the people will make a proper
selection between thorn?that they
will cast their ballots for that man
whom they consider the best and
most representative of their views
on public Questions.
However, we do not promise thai
wo will not tukr exception to, that
we will not oppose vigorously, the
views of any <r nil of them upon
public question?. Those subsorvlve
of tho best interest of our people
we will eland fc> and endorse; those
that .?ro vicion- and misleading we
will repudiate]?Union New Era.
In One Day,
.Mailory Htoamship Line to Port
Royal, S. C.
Beginning August 7th the Rial
lory BteatlHiiip Line will inaugu
rato servich between Port Royal,
S. O./and plow York City.
Steamers will leave Now York
overy Saturday at 3 o'clock p. m.,
arriving a) Port Royal the Monday
following. Returning, leuvo Port
Royal Saturday morning and ar
rive in N4w York Monday follow
A special train will leuvo Port
Royal on arrival of oach stot.rnor
to dispatch the business in the in
This lino offers unexceptionable
facilities for the handling of both
freight and Passonger traffic, the
accommodations being ilrst class
in ovory respect.
For information an to rates, otc,
W. j. OAAIG, g.k.a.,
Why take Johnson's
Chill & Fever Tonic?
Because it cures the
most stubborn case
of Fever in ONE DA Y.
TWO small valuable farms, only
about a half mile from incorporate lim
its of the city of Laurens, 8. C. For
fnrth >r information apply to
July 12?39?2m Augusta, Ga.
On September ist. we move
to the now Todd Block and Irom
now until that date we ofTer all
Patent Medicines, Toilet Arti
cles and Fancy Goods at prices
that will surprise you. Don't
miss this chance. Come and see
what a little casli will do.
Laurens Drug Co.,
//. K, AI KEN, M.D.,
tiMF* Store near Post Office.
B R E W i : R T 0 N.
The Ware Shoals have been
almost one continual s.-ono of
action of fishermen for some
time. Great crowds ot both
male and female come with their
camping outfit and stnj Ing several
days, catching and cooking all
the fish that they could consume
and having >i good time y neri lly.
If the visiting and Anhing Inter
est continues iu the future like it
hss in the past, it would pay the
VVare Shoals Mann fact u ring Com
pany to build a large hotel to ac
commodate them. People from
near GreenvillO were here last
week fishing and sight .seeing. So
Mr. Editor, 1 think our general
natural resources are ?? \ good
any other par', ol tho world, South
Carolina having the pre-eminence
of any other part of tbo globe. All
we like i^ development. We being
so remote from city or rail road
we are not known abroad like
those who are mere favored in
However, we are very proud
that we are still a part of dear old
Laurens County, notwithstanding
it. has been asserted to us thai
Sullivan Township h is never re
ceived justice Irom tho hands of
the other portions of tho county in
the selections of her officers. It is
true I know, that we never had
Imt two men to hold offices and
that was when we bad tbo eon voli
tion plan, to wit: .1. Tri vi M i
lock and John I). Sullivan, county
road commissioners. I boln vc we
are responsible for it ourselves.?
Therefore, Mr. Editor, 1 bone In
Hie future wo may share equally
with any other portion of our grand
and noble old county in filling the
News is plentiful bul how locon
dense it to give you all is the great
est difficulty with us new, ns we
haven't given anything in some
Miss Mary South is quite sick.
Mr. Irby Freeman bad the sad
misfortune to loose a bright little
throe year old boy from Inflamma
tion of the brain a week or two
Mi. Milton Murir lost a valuable
horse from eholio. a few days ago
and some time previous lo this
.John Aeey BalcnHno, dr.. lost a
fine young mule from some lung
Among our visitors are Masters
Reuben (Hardy nod Moorman
Simkins, of your city visiting the
family Of Mr. .lohn W. Heel;-:.
Mr. B, P. Bakmtine and wife of
Spartanburg, are visiting .1. H.
MurfPfl family and other kin in
this soot ion.
Brewerlon church has just pur
chased and received 113 ''hairs
and are carrying on a nightly
prayer mooting to continue
through thlt week preparatory of
a series of meeting* for uoxt week
to bo conducted by Rev. Mr. Ja
cobs of Clinton.
Wo are about don'> work and
nothing to do but to visit and re
We are having fine rains and our
crops are looking very flourishing.
If tho weather continues favorable
through tho remainder of this ami
next month what bountiful eropn
wo would make. Anyway wo tire
very happy over the prospects ol
the future. Wo never cross I he
bridge before we get to it. If we
should it shall beam the sunnie
The Life Insurance Agents ere
reaping a fine harvest, especially
Mr. Henry Wright, of Hart well,
Ga., who is representing the Mart
ford Life Insurance of Hartford.
Conn. Our visits shall be offener
\ j la Oae Day.
Tlic wished for rain lias come
and crops and gardens arc once
more promising. Fruit is a rarity.
Our highly esteemed old friend,
Mr. BfJL, L. Bullock was through
this section last week. We Would
be proud to grasp his hand oftcner.
Watermelons arc later than we
bavc ever known before. We have
been searching for- the past ten days
with all due courtesy to our neigh
bors for melons, but have failed so
far. We however found some ele
gant honey at Mr. M. B, McCuen's
and got a bird's eye view of :i
loaded scuppemong vine for the fu?
Wc fail lo sec the good done (o
roads by working them when it is
too wet to work elsewhere. The
public roads in this county aro
enough to make a ..readier lc ive
The bridge at Tumbling Shoals
will be passable by an?ther week.
Travel has been greatly impeded
as fording is dangen es during the
recent rains. Wc think Mats should
be made when such an important
bridge is down. .
It is generally understood Mr.
Editor that you are a public source
of information and we arc going to
make an inquiry. Why is it that no
man from this corner of the county
is ever Jury man ? Well, too, one or
two arc so honored, but this corner
is literally black balled except in
candidate season. We have neigh
bors, substantial farmers, with
good, .sound judgment, Hearing
their fiftieth year and have never
served on a Jury. Wc might as
well have a new county over hero,
aa Lumens does not show nt> any
courtesy, except to receive our
tax 's aud votes. We do not mean
to comp|ain but wo would like to
have a little showing.
In One Day.
The Competitive Examination f< r iho
Winthrop College ?chol irshlps will bo
bold at Laurens, on Fri lay, August 13th
at 0 A. M.
Tho Examination will b.an to all
;;irl I not less than 15 y .. i ago who
intend to teach and will ??? inon Arith
metic!, Grammar, Geog anhy, Untied
States History, Collar i Daniel's Be
ginners Latin Hook or equivalent, Al
gebra Ihroucli Blande Em u , Writ
ing, Spelling und Composl I >n.
> . L. II. Danikl,
County Supt. of Education.
July 25, 1807?3t.
r will lei to the low ' biddot. on tho
following day- and dates, the following
Bridges to wit:
On Friday August the Otli, the bridge
across Duncan's Crook.
At Puokott's Perry, on Thursday
August the 12t!i, the Smith Bridge
across lieody Rlvor.
On Friday August 13th, tin bridge
across Walnut Creek, near Burkott
On Tuesday August the 17th, tho
br id go across Cane Crook, known as
tho l'inson Bridgo.
Also, on Friday Ail fit t the 20lh, the
bridge across Enoroo ftlvor, known as j
the Allen Bridge.
The above bridgo; will bo let on
tho above1 days ami dates mentioned
during tho month of August, 1807, at
II o'clock, a. m.
July 20, '07- it Supervisor.
ilas a linn locatiou, commodious build
lags, modern equipments, excellent cours
es, a splendid Conservatory of Music, Art
Studio, and departments of Blocutiou,
1'hysieal Culture, Business, Stenograph)
and Typo writing. A largo and \mc Piic
ulty. Keeps an exeollont table and does
thorough work ,al very moderate rates.
Open September 'ii, \<u;'. Write for Cata
logue to T M. M. Rl LEY,
Greenville, 8. C, Julj ~:> -40?2m
The Big Store.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Tho Cheapest Furniture ami Musio
House In North or South Carolina.
It advertises straight from thoshoul
dor. No Bonsatlonai vorballngp. No
other ro-lnforcemont but the simple,
Look through the store Or write for
prices. Goods delivered to any [tail
road town within 100 milos of Clinton.
THE BIG STORK,
Terms ?Cash or (Irodit.
Mar. 15,07-Om Clinton. S.O.
Win tit row Coll eg: c Scholarship
Tho examinations for the award of
vacant Scholarships ill Winthrop Col
lege and for tho admission Ol new
students will he hold at tho County
Court House on Aug, 13th at !) a. in.
Applicants mil ' n A be less than fif
teen yours of age. When scholarships
arc vacated after Aug. 13th they will
be awarded lo those making 'he high
est average at this oxamination,
The cost of attendance including
board, furnished room, heat, light and
washing Is only $8.60 per month,
For further information and n onto
loguo addross Prosldonl
o. B. Johnson,
Rook Hill, s. c.
Parties having business with the
Coroner please telegraph or phone to
lla'.l & Simklns, Laurens, who will
communicate with the undersigned at
Ora, 8. C
M. H. PBBQUSONj
Coroner, L. 0.
Jan. 1st, 1897.
W. HL G1BBES & GO,,
?(AOBNTS FOR AM) DEALERS in) ?
. Machinery, Vehicles and Mill Supplies.
A. Ii. Farquhar Co., Engines, Boilers, Saw-Mills,
Chandler & Taylor Co., Engines and Boilers.
Lombard Iron Works& Supply Co.?Boilers and Saw-Mills.
Liddell Co., Cotton Presses, Engines and Boilers, Saw
Daniel Pratt Gin Co.. Cotton gins and cotton presses.
Winship Machine Co., Cotton gins and cotton presses.
Brown Cotton Gin Co., Cotton gins.
Lane Manufacturing Co., Saw-Mills.
Straub Machinery Co., Grist Mills.
Branmui & Co., Cane Mills, Evaporator pans, etc.
Henry R. Wdrthington, Steam Pumps.
Meridian Machine Shops, "Hunter Full Circle Hay
Jno. 10. Chisohn, "Chisolm's $35 hay press."
Stover Manufacturing C<>.. Wind mills, tanks andtowers.
Rile Hydraulic Engine M'f'g Co., Hydraulic Rams.
Henry Disston & Sons, Saws.
Deering Harvesting Co., Harvesting Machinery.
Keystone Manufacturing Co.. Corn Shredders.
J. A. Fay tf* Egan Co., Wood Working Machinery.
Studebaker Brothers M'f'g Co., Wagons, Buggies, etc.
J, Ii. McFarlan Carriage Co., Vehicles.
New York Belting d- Packing Co., Rubber belting and
We arc in a position to quote Factory Prices on any
thing iu the Machinery, Vehicle or Mill Supply lines.
We keep in slock. Cotton gins, Threshing machines,
Hay presses, Binders, Mowers, Reapers, Hay Rakes, Cane
Mills, Evaporator Pans. Furnaces, Saws, Disc Harrows, Pipe
and pipe fittings of all kinds. Injectors, Boiler tubes. Pumps,
Drive Points, Pump Cylinders, Rubber ami Leather Bolting,
Wagons, Buggies, Road Carts and General Machinery Sup
Reliable * ioods.
|Hr* Low Prie s.
JflflT* Fair Treatment.
W. II. G1BBES & CO.,
No j Gervais St. Columbia, S. C.
Represented in Laurens County by H. E. Gray, Laurens, S.C.
m ??? :??? 00. 0 0 0 ?MM MIMI
J. lie indicator lin ns to three points that unlocks fQ^
0' the values here ^
1 Style, Quality. Prige,
0 Just opened, Ladies ami Miss? . Tan Hose all sizes, ^
[M special value 10 cts a pan
One lot Madras Suiting at the extraordinary low ^
0 price j cents a yard.
0, Secure one ol those choice colored Law ns at 8:\ cts
? ' before thev arc sold.
?0 Ladies and Misses Slippers s() cents a pair at
W. G. WILSON & CO.
,v> Laurens, S. C, Inno 7, 1897
0 000 0? ?.;?' 0 0 0.0:0' & '^V0MO:&010)
To Bargain Hunters!
W'k bog loav< to call attention to tho fact that the
Season is Passing,
and wo have some
to olTor in tie'various lines, proforing to close out some lots at greatly
reduced prices 5 thereby giving to buyers
SPECIALLY GOOD VALUES,
und giving ib tho u.-< ol' some ready cash to buy more bargains, and
in t his way koop I hu
So cn 11 in for tho noxt
and siM' what wo can olVor you in tho way 01
BARGAINS, BARGAINS! <
I'tianking von for past patronage wo remain yours truly,
J. K. M ENTER <v SON.
:s. ? *?
' i< y/y O. .. . /
Great reduction in price of j
'aIciiii firings Water at The
Benniens Drug Co., Kennedy
1ro&, and l>r. 15. P. Posey's.
$1.75 per case, bottles to be re