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LAURBNS, S. O.. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29. 1902.
Right in It!
[Drugs, Toilet Articles, Cigars,
fine Stationery for the Least Money.
DODSON'S DRUG STORE,
Under Beu-Delln Hotel.
Laurens Man in a Terrible
Tragedy in Augusta.
OHAS. WALKER'S DEED
Mrs. Walker Had Entered
Suit for Divorce.
Young Han Drought up in Laurens?
Bravo but Hot Tempered?His
Career in the Army.
At 11 o'clock Saturday morning last
Charles II. Walker killed hie wife and
then shot himself in front of the cot
tage of his brother-in-law, Eugene
Bissonotte, in Woodlawn, a suburb of
Augusta, Ga. Wulker was a native of
this county, a son of the late Emmet
Walker and his mother and a brothor
live near here.
On the day previous to the shooting
Mrs. Walker had died a suit for di
vorce, alleging bad treatment on the
part of the husband. Walker was a po
liceman. At tho hour named ho went
to the house of Blsaonetto and called
his wife out. After a few moments
earnest conversation, so a witness says,
he put his arms around her neck,placed
the pistol to her ear and fired twice or
three times and thon shot himself.
Both died almost instantly.
Mrs. Walkor was Miss Stella Spears.
She was 19 years old and was a beauti
ful girl. She ran away and married
Walker. A threo months old baby sur
Charlie Walker was about 84. He
was a man of hot temper but of great
courage. Onoe he was accidentally
shot by another policeman when they
wero trying to make an arrest. At the
timo he saved the life of Policeman
Baston who had clinohed with <\ negro.
Walker served in the war with
Spain. While in San Francisco he
stabbed a Northern soldier who made
an insulting remark about Southern
women. Tho quarrel grow out of a
lynching discussion. Walker was
court martialled and eentenced to im
prisonment but South Carolina con*
gressmen got him out of the scrape.
V The ball that killed Mrs. Walker
Went through the head and so did that
w^ioh killed Walker. Walker's body
wa\s found on the side-walk and Mrs.
Walker's was found in the yard, inside
the \gate. It is not thought Walker
prenrieditatcd tho affair.
The terrible affair is greatly regretted
here by numbers of friends of the
famtl-r. Walker was liked here.
Lemons lu Laurens.
In tho store of Fleming Bros, a fino
lemon bush in fruit is to be seen. The
bush has seven splendid lemons; one
measures fourteen inches around. Tho
lemons are of a dark green hue now but
they will ripen in a few months. Tho
bush belongs to Mrs. W. W. Jones and
is a striking proof of her horticultural
The cotton crop is about harvested
and has proven to be a short one. It
has also been ginned and sold. Few
farmers are holding for better prices.
The corn crop is far In excess of last
Mr. James Simpson of this place,who
has lived here thirty-seven years says
there hasn't been a day in that length
of time that he'did not have corn in his
crib of his own raising and raised on
up land corn at that. He does not
work any bottom land.
Miss Ludle Jones, of Greenwood
county, who has been teaching a musio
olass at Rev. Jas. A.JHughes' has fin
ished and returned to her homo.
Mrs. E. G. Mitohell of this place is
is suffering with acute rheumatism.
Mr. James Cork of Wares Shoals
says that work is progressing finely
and that the potato and persimmon
crop was never finer. He seems very
cheerful over the outlook.
5aleof Real Estate
By virtue of authority vested in "us
as Executors of tho last will and tosta
ment of B. W. Ball, deceased, we will
soli at public outcry to tho highest bid
der on Monday, Salosday in January,
1003, being the 5th day of the month, in
front of tho Court House, in Laurens.
S. O.j the following described real
That tract of land in tho city of Lau
rens known as the residence of the late
B. W. Ball, containing from 70 to 80
acres, more or loss, bounded on the
east by the Greenville and Laurens
branch of tho Charleston and Western
Carolina Railway, on the south by
Hampton street, lands of H. Y. Simp
son. Sam Fowler and others, on the west
by lands of H. Y. Simpson. Jim Brock
man and others and on tho north by
lands of Mrs. N. J. Holmes and T. E
Todd. on tho waters of North Fork
Creek. Tho improvements include 16
room brick, stone and cement house,
three two-room tenant houses, one brick
servants' house, brick two room storage
house, largo two story frame bam and
smallor outhouses, garden, flower gar
don and orchard. Considerable portion
of tho land is wooded.
Terms: Not loss than $2,B0ff cash,
balance in four oqual annual install
ments securod by bond and mortgage of
purchaser at seven per cent annual in
terest: or purchaser may pay entire bid
in cash. Purohasor to pay for papers.
If bid is not paid in cash, mortgagor
must insure house for benefit o? mort
W. W. Ball,
AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Dr. M. C. Cox was here Monday.
Mr. Hugh Workman was in the city
from Clinton Saturday.
Mr. W. M. Hunter of Ora was in
Mr. G. A. Browning of Greenville
was in tho city last week.
Mrs. Robert Uill of Mauila was in
Mrs. J. F. Bolt left for Columbia yes
Dr. W. W. Dodson has gone to the
J. G. Brown left for the fair yester
Mrs. W. E. Lucas is visiting in Co
Miss Claudia Irby has returned from
a visit to friends in Virgiuia.
Mr, J. Lylos Glonn of tho Chostor
bar is hero at court.
Mr. H. B. .T?nnings of Charleston was
hero on a short visit to his son, David
Jennings and other friends last week.
Mr. Walter S. Gray and Mrs. Gray
of Woodruff have boen visiting rela
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Simpson of Spar
tanburg aro in the city and are visiting
Col. nnu Mrs. H. Y. Simpson.
Mrs. Clara Albright of Clinton has
been visiting her son, Dr. G. C. Al
Capt. H. H. Watkins, a native Lau
rens man but now a leading lawyer of
Anderson, arrived in the city Monday
to attend court.
Announced Next Week.
Ia next week's Advertiser the win
ners of the school children's contest in
composition will bo announced and the
prize composition will be published.
Compositions for the prize will be ac
cepted until noon to-morrow.
School to Open.
Tho school at Jones, S. C, in Green
wood County, will open on Nov. 3rd.,
with Mr. P. B. Watson, a recent grad
uate of Furrnan as principal. This
school has always had the reputation of
being one of tho best in this part of tho
Meeting in Progress.
Tho meeting at tho First Presbyter
Church which is being conducted by
the Rev. J. L. McLoes of Greenwood
and Rev. Robert Adams, tho pastor, is
attracting large congregations. Ser
vices arc held twice daily,, at 10 in the
morning and 7:30 in the ovoing, to con
tinue through next Sunday. Mr.
McLees'is a strong preacher and there
is much interest in the meeting.
New Brokerage Firm.
Ernest and Casper Simpson will go
into tho brokerage business in 8par
tanburg in a short time. They have
rented the portion of the Henneman
building facincr on Wall st.rA??. and win
have a convenient offlco fitted up thore.
Both are young men of fine business
ability and have many friends in Spar
tanburg and elsewhere who wish them
much success. Both are natives of
Laurons and their friends hero wish
them great success.
A delicious morsel in the musical
farce, "A Wise Woman," is the intro
duction of a quaintly melodious South
ern "crooning" song and lullaby, done
by Mian Marie Lamour. The music of
this number is said to be extremely
catchy and easy to remember, and so
popular does it immediately become
that it is whistled and hummed by all
the 6mall boys, and by many of the big
ones wherever the play is produced.
To Be Married.
At 0 o'clock tomorrow morning John
W. Ferguson, Jr., second son of Col. J.
W . Ferguson of Laurena, will be mar
ried to Miss Fannie Maxwell of Wal
halla, in Walhalla. Mr. Ferguson is
secretary of the Cotton Mills. He is
a fine, sterling young business man
whom everybody in Laurens likes and
ho is getting along woll in the Mill
business. Miss Maxwell is an attrac
tive girl of a leading family in Oconoe
and is well known hero, having visited
here. The brido and groom are ex
pected to arrive here for a short visit
It Will Be Explained.
In another part of the papor will bo
seen the report of tho Grand Jury. It
will be seen that an unfortunate con
troversy has sprung up with regard to
a settlement between tho local dispen
sary and Ex-county Troasurer Messer
Babb. We suspect that the matter
will be explained to the satisfaction of
all parties. Nobody in this county is
going to hastily believe that either Mr.
Babb or tho Dispensary authorities
have been guilty of any wrong doing.
As yet there is nothing to be excited
about. The Advertiser advises its
readers to suspend judgement and say
nothing until the matter is more fully
ENDORSES MR. BOjLT,
His Entirely Proper Action In Collect
ing a Circus License.
The following from last week's Clin
ton Chronicle The Advertiser be
lieves will be generally endorsed in
"We have heard some criticism in
regard to the aotion of Mr. John F.
Bolt, Clerk of Court of Laurens county
for collecting a county license of $100
from Walter L. Main's Shows, The
Laws of South Carolina of 1002, in Vol.
1, Sec. 2,319, compella him to collect a
license of 1100 for each day a show ex
hibits under canvass in Laurens coun
ty. The money ia collected by the
clerk and paid over to the county
treasurer for tho oounly use. Instead
of* an unjust criticism or censure,
would It not be better to praise Instead
of blame our officers for doing their
Cain duty. We ought to know what
1b ourselves before we inculpate any
Sentence Passed Upon Him
WILL BE NO APPEAL.
D. 1). Dickson Acquitted of
Murder of Huck.
Martin MUnin is Acquitted?Other Cases
Disposed of?Crindual Busiucss
of the Toriu Concluded.
Tho trial of Walkor Edwards, ac
cused of killing Rosa Edwards, his
wlfo, endod at 11 o'olock Friday ight
in a verdict of guilty of rnanslaughtoi'
with a recommendation to mercy.
Tho evidence was in general llko
that of the preliminary hearing. Tho
fact that the hotly of tho unconscious
and dying woman was found laid out
straight on tho floor with tho clothing
noatly arranged as though it had been
so arranged after sho fell, togothor
with the fact that some minutes are said
to have elapsed between the shot and
Edwards' giving tho alarm, had great
weight with the jury.
The jury, one of a high order of in
telligenco, with James A. Copolaud as
foreman, soems to havo reasoned that
tho woman did not dlo by her own
hand, that Edwards killed her,but that
as ho was not seen to kill hor ho was
outltled to a benefit of a doubt as to tho
manner and that therefore tho pro
sumption that it was in sudden heat
and passion was proper.
Messrs. Babb and Knight and Fer
guson and Feathorstoue promptly
moved for a new trial. They argued
that no crime had boon provon, that it
was not proven that any particular per
son killed Rosa Edwards. Judgo Buch
anan yesterday afternoon . refused tho
now trial and sentenced Edwards to
two years In tho penitentiary. Edwards
will accept the sentence and will not
appeal. Throughout tho trial
Edwards behaved with his usual
calmless. Solicitor Sease conducted
the prosecution with decided skill and
Walter Teague, nogro, was acquitted
of the murder of Dextor Madden, no
gro, Simpson and Cooper for the de
D. D. Dickson was acquitted of the
murder at Goldvillo of Tom Huck alias
Kinard. Ferguson and Foatherstono
for the dofense. Dickson Is a white man.
Will Sullivan pleading guilty to man
slaughter was sentenced two years for
killing Frank Books, and the case
against his brother Pink was nolle
prossedi All negroes.
The trial of Martin Milam, white, for
killing Whit Gary, colored, which at
last court resulted in a mistrial, began
yestorday. Knight and Babb and Al
bert C. Todd are defended him. Solici
tor Sease having conducted the exam
ination of witnesses left fpr Bpartan
burg in the afternoon, Mr. R. A.Cooper
closing the case for him in an able ar
gument. The jury went out late In tho
afternoon and in a short time brought
in a verdict of not guilty.
This about completes the criminal
matters to be disposed of and the court
will attend to civil business for the re
mainder of the week.
MR. JOHN UREER DEAD.
Passing of a Modest, Noble and Up
Mr. John N. Greer died at his home
in Sullivan street at 10 o'clock Sunday
night. He would have been 89 years
old on Nov. 15. Ho Is survived by his
wife and three sons, Charlos, Herbert
and Manco. Charles is a sailor in the
U. S. navy.
Mr. Greer until some years ago lived
in Greenville where he was formerly a
large property owner. His wlfo was
Miss Alice, elde&t daughter of tho iate
Mr. C. P. Sullivan, one of tho most dis
tinguished of the old time Laurens
Mr. Greer lost his fortune some
years ago in Greenville. - He was
preeminent for his upright, sterling
honesty and when reverses came he
was not a man to hide behind legal
technicalities to save a remnant. He
believed that a business obligation
bound a man's honor and so he let his
property go to his creditors. He was
a member of the Methodist Church
and lived consistently a modest, blame
less life. In the great War be was a
brave soldier, fighting in the cavalry
branch of the Confederacy. He has
loft his family a name unspotted and
honorable among his fellowmen.
The funeral was held from the resi
dence yesterday afternoon and the in
terment was in the city cemotory.
Years ago when General Ellison
Capers, now tho Episcopal Bishop of
this diocese, was rector of Christ
Church, Mr. Greer was ono of his
friends. When the good Bishop was
here Saturday, he heard of his old
friend's Illness and vUited him. Al
though nearly beyond consciousness
the sick man knew the Bishop and re
cognized him promptly. The Bishop
said afterwards that Mr. Greer had
always had a warm place in his heart.
When they lived la Greenville together
Mr. Greer was a man of large property
and though a member of another
Church he was able to do General Cap
ers more than one favor. Among the
men who knew him none stood higher
than John N. Greer.
Betritt? . _#"ite Kind You Haw Atwrpi BougM
THESE ARE THE PUNCTUAL
SCHOOL CHILDREN OF LAURENS.
Pupils Who Have Been Neither Ab
sent Nor Tardy During the Last
Two School Months.
In the Laurens City Schools punctu
ality is one of tho lessons incessantly
taught and tho girls and boys that are
always on time are the star boys and
gilds of t"ho school. Tho following
have not boon absent or tardy in tho |
last two months:
First Grade?Jack Andorson, Korr
Campbell, Ciaudo Garrett, Roy Hudg
ens, Edwin Moseloy, Clifton Sullivan,
Lewis Woodward, Nollio Cbildress,
Sara Henderson, Irene Hazle, Anna
Prentiss, Willio Sexton, Gertrude Tol
lison, Nollio Thompson, Kathlcon
Second Grade?Evolin Austin, Kate
Rico, Marguerite Simpson, Mary Dollo
Martin, Mary Posey, Holon Sullivan,
Amelia Todd, Henry Franks, James
Mi bun, Roy Owings, Lawrence Ken
nedy, Edwin Lucas, Alox Long, Tom
Lake, Douglas Feather-stone, I ouis
Toucbstono, Lucy Childress, Mario
Second and Third Grades?Elizabeth
Bramlott, Emma Cooper, Ethol Rico,
Holon Taylor, Loon Dodson, Thomas
McDanicl, Clarenco Skenos, Earnest
j Third Grade ?Ernest Bishop, Rich
ard Childress, Shell McDanicl, William
MeGowan, Roland Moseloy, Thomas
Owings Julius Sitgreavcs, Esther Fow
Fourth Grado ?Downes Barksdale,
Hilary Barksdalo, Fred Campbell,
Frank Hondcrson, Tom Hondorson, Nat
Kennedy, Frank Martin, Ossio Sit
groavos, Martin Teaguu, John Watts,
Rea Bramlott, Allono Franks, llettlo
Lake, ttuth Langston, Annie McKin
ley, Audrey McCobb, Kathloon Sulli
van, Marie Taylor, Imogen Wilkcs,
Fifth Grade?John Bnrksdule, Lau
rens Barksdalo, Henry Irby, Carlos
Moseloy, Willlo McDaniol, Keonorly
Todd, John Toaguo, Fay Baloatino,
Jossie Bolt, Pearlo Clardy, Mary Lako,
Ethel Langston, Mary Sullivan, Eliza
beth Simpson, Crystol Ray, Sadie
Toucbstono, Mary Tcaguo. Gertrude
Sixth Grado -Annlo Childress, Helen
Crisp, Sara Babb, Eloanor Duckett,
Wossio Loo Dial, Aunio Huff, Sadio
Sullivan, Luta Woodward, Gus Hart,
Q Seventh Grade?Clyde Fowler.Claude
Shell, Albert Simpson, Stobo Young,
Rosa Balontinc, Lalla May Dial,
Gladys Huff, Lillian Peterson, Ethel
Simmons, Hannah Tolbort, Nannio
Tolbort, Mary Todd.
Eighth Grado ? John W?lls Todd,
Ninth Grado?Earlo Goodwin, Pierce
Irby, Charlie Kern, Grover Peterson,
Grace Duvall, Pearlo Duvall, Blanche
Elliott, Zolene Gray, Margaret Miller,
Tonth Grade?Lint Jonos, Grace
Shortest Sluce 1806.
Mr. S. D. Puckott of tho Fork sec
tion was in the city Monday. Speaking
of the crop Mr. Puckett said: "It is
the shortest crop we haye had in our
section since 1800. Three bales to the
horse will bo the avorage in cotton.
For eight weeks beginning June 20 we
had not enough rain for tho water to
run. Our corn crop is short too. It
was attacked during tho dry weather
by a worm and almost destroyed." Mr.
Puckett is a leading man in bis part of
the county and a successful farmer?
except of course in years liko this when
the conditions are peculiarly unfavora
Fortune. Smiles Oil Tin in.
We have received personal and un
questionable information from the
east that "A Wise Woman" is making
the strongest kind of a bit and has
been doing an enormous business.
Since the day it was started the man
agement have been digging out and
managing it without fear or favor, un
til it stands without an equal in its
Health is good at this writing.
Farmers are about through picking
cottou, which is very much shorter
than thought to be.
Most every farmer in this section
will mako enough corn to do him an
other year. Those that planted bottoms
this year made fine corn.
Mr. Jeff Jones and wife of Baldwin
visited the family of Mr. W. W. Cooper
Mr. R. A. Cooper, of your city, vis
ited his father's family, Mr. H. A.
Cooper, last Sunday.
Rev. J. O. Martin and wifo and littlo
Stokes of Irby, passed through hero
one day last wcok.
Mr. Andy Culbertson, of Mt. Olivo,
visited relatives born last Sunday.
Mr. Mack Mitchell and wifo of Mt.
Gallagher, visited the family of Mr. J.
R. Redden last Sunday.
Mr. Daniel Balcntino made a busi
ness, trip near Broworton last wcok.
Mrs. Arnold and Miss Esther God
dard visited near Ekom last Sunday.
AN OLD FAVORITE
By Joseph Hopklroon
JOSEPH HOPKINSON was born in Philadelphia
Nov. 12, 1770; died there Jan. 16, 1842. lie was the son
of Franclu Hopklnson, one of the signers of the Dec
laration of Independence. The younger Hopklnson
was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania,
becamo a famous lawyer, representative in congress
and United States judge. "Hail, Columbia," which
waB written In 1798, is now ono of tho moat popular of
American patrlotlo songs.
HAIL, Columbia! happy land I
Hall, ye heroes! hcaven-boru band!
Who fought and bled In Frcodom's cause,
Who fought and bled In Freedom's cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoyed the peace your valor won.
Let independence bo our boast,
Elver mindful what It cost;
Bver grateful for the prize,
Let its altar reach the skies.
Firm, united, let us be.
Rallying round our Liberty;
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.
Immortal patriots! rlso onco more:
Defend your rights, defend your shore:
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Let no rudo foe, with impious hand,
Invade the shrine whero sacred lies
Of toll and blood the well-onrned prise.
While offering peace sincere and Just,
In Heaven we place a manly trust,
That truth and justlco will prevail,
And evory scheme of bondage fail.
Firm, united, let us be, etc.
Sound, sound, tho trump Of Fame!
Let WASHINGTON'S great name
v Ring through the world with loud applause,
Ring through the world with loud applause;
Let every clime to Freedom dear,
Listen with a Joyful ear.
With equal skill, and godlike power,
Ho governed in the fearful hour
Of horrid war; or guides, with onso,
The happier times of hQuest pence.
Firm, united, let ub be, etc.
Behold the chief who now commands,
Once more to serve his countryi stands?
The rock on which the storm will beat,
The rock on which the storm will beat;
But, armed in virtue firm and true,
His hopes are fixed on Heaven and you.
When hopo was sinking in dismay,
And glooms obscured Columbia's day,
His steady mind, from charges free,
Resolved on death or liberty.
Firm, united, let us be.
Rallying round, our Liberty;
As a band of brothers joined,
Pence and safety .we snail find,
EASY TO LEARN.
Ilint to Laufens Boys and
FEW WOHDS ArDAY.
Secret of Mastering For
Ono May Soon Know as Much of
Spanish as or Oue'sJiNatlve
Speech by Pergororanoe.
To ambitious boys and girls of La u
rons perhaps tho.following from an ex
change will bo oncouroglug:
"It doesn't require any groat length
of tlmo to learn a language If one has
patience," said a man who has mas
tered several languages, "and when 1
hoar a man regret that he Is not able
to 6peak French or German or Spontan
or Bomo other languuge unknown to
him 1 cannot conceal my nmuncmcnt.
In nine cases out of ten I might soy
thot ttie men vf\o express n regret 6f
this sort handfc English very poorly
If that happens to be their language.
"Tho chances are that their vocabu
laries nre extremely limited, and It
would probably surprise them to know
that despite the advantages of birth
and education they could not commnnd
more than gou or 700 words in English
if their lives depended upon It. Yet
they nre able to carry on Intelligent con
versation, and many of them may be
come forcible and even axiomatic In
their savings, and they plunge Into dis
cussions of literature, ail, music and
other subjects of such fino elegance
und do it rather successfully too.
"Now, how long ought It to take for
a man to learn 000 or 700 or even 1,000
words In any language? Oertalnly It
ought not to take any great length of
time, and from my own experience I
know that It does not Of course I am
not epeaking now of mastering so that
ono can get tho full benefit of all tho
rctuements of speech In a particular
"But I have in mind the Idea of
speaking Intelligibly in a given lan
guage Ana being able to understand
perfectly what Is said In return. I have
a system which I have worked out, and
It has been of vast benefit to mo and
has ennbledf mo to learn a number of
languages. It occurred to me while I
was in Mexico a few- years -ago on im
"I could not speak a word of .Spanish
and could not understand tho language.
I concluded that I would learn tho lan-.
gunge. My plan .was simply Ulis: 1
made up my mind that I would not re
tire at tho clo.se of any day as lang as
I was there .without learning at least'
three svords in Spanish, how to pro
nounco them and whnt they meant.
That jwould give me ninety words per
month, or something over 1/000 In a
g!ar*s time*"?-New Orleans Tlmea*.
Rev. Mr. Pharr filled the pulpit at
Bethany church on tho Second Sunday,
Tho congregation has presented him
with a call for one-fourth of his time
which he has accopted.
Mr. J. P. Saxon made a nodal visit
to Philsoa last week.
Mr. A. E. Cleveland spent last Sun
day with his sister, Mrs. J. H. James
Mr. W. R. Anderson, of Union, is on
a visit to his sister, Mrs. W. M. M y urn.
Mr. J. H. James, of Greers, was In
Huntington last week.
This is to advertise the fact that THE
Advertiser will be glad to have all its
subscribers who owe anything for Bub
scriptlons to oall In and pay up.
They can pay at this season if they
ever can pay. Most of the subscribers
of The ADvEnTiSEa are people who do
Of courso bills will bo sent out as
usual. But It costs about three cents
to send out one bll!?not counting the
labor. Three per cent on one dollar is
a good deal of money.
As Thk Advertiser has said, it is
difficult to print a paper at$l. a year,?
it requlnes tho hardest kind of saving
Therefore It Is hoped that Advertiser
subscribers will not need another ro
quest and will make it a point to aettl
now without v?alting for bills.
Thursday Oct. 30th
IN A NEW PLAY
TH E ADSINTHE DRINKERS of PARIS
Stage Torsion by Chas. W. Chase.
I Cast of Well-known Aotors!
Wonderful Electric Effects!
Beautiful Special Scenery
Management of A^DEN BENEDICT
49* Prices: 36, 60 and 76 cents.
Reserved seats ?>ow ou sale at Pal
^inotto Driii* <j<>. n&y
_ ? i
I THROUGH SOUTH CAROLINA. 1
The city ol Columbia is wallow inj,- in
tho State Fair this week. Look out for
Eliza Korshaw, a negress, was found
dead in tho road with her throat cut 1
mile from Columbia. Winter Cantey,
a negro, the supposed murderer, lias
A scarcity of hard coal is reported
from Spartanburg but what's tho need
of it in so warm a town?
A lodge of Kuights of Columbus has
been organized in Charleston. A tribe
of Columbu8es is needed to discover
something new in that town.
One Darlington farmer made $1,680
on five acres of tobacco. That'3 some
thing to chaw on or put it In your pipe
Five strange men landed in Jonosvillo,
Union county, according to a State cor
respondent from that point, and all tho
citizons got their guns and prepared to
shoot. Strangers, bewaro of Joncs
One of Forepaugh's circus acrobats
has been arrested in Charleston charg
ed with cheating a Sumter man out of
$20 in making change. Doubtless bo
is a dashed good acrobat.
The Southern Railway is building a
$7,000 freight depot in Greenwood. Or
The Greouville Carnival is reported
over. The atteudance is said to have
been about 168,000 at least six of whom
were visitors from other cities.
Ono of tho Newberry papers says
that tho municipal election and the
State Methodist Conforonce will "con
flict" and wants the election postponed.
Abbevlllo also has had a street fair
or hullabaloo of some kind which was
a powerful big success from an Abbe
ville point of view.
Ex-Judge Joshua II. Hudson writes
to the papers to explain that be does
favor foreign missions but favors home
missions more. Who wouldn't, living
The correspondent of the State from
Chesterfield writes that "Tho Baptist
Association is in session at Cross Roads
church ten miles West of here." By the
way Chesterfield is a town situated ten
miles East of Cross Roads church.
A correspondent writing from
Georgetown says that tho fair to bo
given this week by "the Winyah Steam
Fire Engine Company will bo ono of
tho largest affairs of the kind over
given in the city." By the.great horn
spoon, won't it be a whopper!
Nothing whatever has happened in
Gaffney sinco the campaign closed. It
is believed that tho whole town has
boon put under a peace bond.
0. Walt Whitman Dead.
G. Walt Whitman who was formerly
a member of the legislature and ran for
governor as a rule election years died
in Union Monday. He was an original
reformer and a man of considerable
talent who was novor taken seriously.
Ho had a littlo store in Union.
BLEW OPEN SAFE.
Burglars Operated at Cross Hill Last
Last Monday night burglars entered
the S. A. L. dopot at Cross Hill, blow
open tho safe and robbed it of $23. Tho
money, it is said, belonged to tho dopot
agent. Thero aro no oluoa. Gunpow
der or dynamite was used. No other
particulars aro known here.
Sco our lino of Missos and Children's
school shoes. The prices run from 50
cents to $1.50. Tho Hub.
Try America's leading corsot, the
W . B. Get the styles that suits your
form and you will have no other.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Wo are after your steady trade in
Shoes, not your stray purchases. Sec
us boforo you buy. The Hub.
Black Henrietta 44 inches wluo and
all wool. Worth 75 cents. Our prico
while it lasts 40 cents.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Wo have tho shoes that you need for
the coming winter. Wo handle only
solid leather shoos and wo can suroly
ploaso you in sylo and quality.
J, E. Mlnter A Bro.
Men's Suits worth $12.50 at $10.00.
?Davis, Roper & Co.
Millinery that is distinctive in stylo
is what ovory lady wants. Wo aro
Bhowing delightful models at astonish
ingly low prices. The Hub.
We have hundreds of yards of 0
ounce all wool jeans. Regular 35 cents
grade that we are selling at 25 cents.
Davis, Roper A Co.
Agents J. & P. Coats Spool Cotton.
Full stock alway on hand.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
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men's, women's and children's, boy of
us. Ours are the beat by every test.
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Do you need a school suit for your
boy? Then sei our line. Boys' suit
75 cent* to $6,0Q The Hub.
Colored Citizens Appeal to
AN UNCOMMON EVENT.
Bad Negro Suffers Some
Having Attempted Outrageous Offenes
Ho is Promptly Punished by ills
The patticulars of an unusual occur
rence in the vlolnity of Cooloy's Bridge
reached Anderson Wednesday. Lato
Saturday afternoon a negro man, a
s'.rangcr in that section, met a negro
woman in tho public road on tho
Greenville side of the Rivor and at
tempted an assault. Tho woman
scroamed and ran, and tho man be
came frightened and also lied, crossing
the river to tho Anderson Bide. Tho
woman gave tho alarm and a crowd of
Infuriated negroes started out to hunt
the man. He was captured near Shady
Grovo church, Anderson county and his
captors started back into Greenville
county with him. 'They passed the
homo of Mr. J. M. Cox, a prominont
farmer, on the way, and after Mr. Cox
had found that tho man bad not suc
ceeded in hifl designs upon the woman,
ho ma le tho crowd promise not to kill
him, but told thorn frankly that he
would not oare What else they did to.
him. Tho negroos carried tho man
over into Greenville county to the
scene of his attempted crime. There
he was fully Identified by his intended
victim and ho also confessed what ho
had done. Then he was carried into an
old Gold and a buggy trace was applied,
to his back with great vigor and unc
tion for quite a while. H is said that,
when the negroes finished with him
tho job was as completely and thor
oughly done as if white men had boen
engaged in it. After they got through
the negro was released and told to
leave the community, which he prom
ised to do. Instead of leaving how
ever ho went to tho homo of a white
farmer in tho neighborhood and sc
oured employment as a farm hand.
When thoy heard of this tho negroes,
started for him In order to give him
still further "treatment" but tho negro,
heard of their intentions and tied, and
has not boen seen since.
The foregoing facts wore given by a
leading citizen of tho Cooloy's Bridge
section. Public sentiment is wholly on
tho side of the negroes.
To he Distributed.
'Die minutes of tho Laurens Baptist
Association are now roady for distribu
tion. They have been left with Mr. C.
H. Roper, who will be glad to deliver
them to tho proper parties who will
call for them at his olliee in the Enter
prise Bank .
J. B. Pakkott,
-Clinton, S. C,
October 25th 1902.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
Court of Common Pleas.
T. A. McCarley, Plaintiff, against F.
D. Holt and J. R. Willis, Defend
ants.?Judgment of Foreclosure and
Pursuant to tho Decree of Fore
closure and pale in tho above stated
eise, I will sell at publio outcrv, to tho
highost biddor, at Laurens C. H.,S. 0.,
on Salesday In November noxt, being
Monday 6ho 3rd. day of the month,
during the legal hotira lor such sales,
tho following described property, to
All that lot, parcel or tract of land,
lying, being and situate in tho County
of Laurens, State of South Carolina,
containing One Hundred and Forty
eight Acroa more or loss and bounded
by lands of lt. C. Wallace, Jas. VV.
Bolt, and J. R. Willis, and known as
tho "Home placo" of tho said F. D.
Terms of sale:?One-half of tho
purchaso money to bo paid cash and
tho remainder at twelvo months time,
from day of sale, wMi Interest thereon
from day of sale; and tho credit por
tion to bo secured by bond of tho pur
chaser and his mortgage of tho preral
ses gold, with leave to the purohaser to
pay all cash. If the purchaser fails to
comply with the terms Qf sale, said
prcinUos to be resold at bis risk on the
same or somo subsequent Salesday on
the same terms. Put chaser to pay for
John f. Boi.t,
Oct 7th, 1002 C, c. o. v. and u. s.
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