Newspaper Page Text
ON NEW COUNTY.
Court House Not ft Lova
Fountain Inn's Many
Tlio Expensive Trip of a Pair of Calves
?The Looks of Lawyers and
Brothor Bob sends Tns Advertiser
the following entertaining letter:
It's a busy timo with mo just now. I
have no timo to think about a Court
House; less, to write one up. Our cot
ton Is late on red land and is just now
coming in on us. We are sowing oats
and wheat as wo catch the ground in
ordor and storming about generally.
Besides, I have recently purchased a
pair of Red Polled calves and sold six
bales of cotton to get money to pay for
them, but it lacked just $11.33 filling
the bill. They cost $200 f. o. b. El
merville Tonn, and the freight, which
I calculated only nominal, was $50.25.
This freight business Is awful high on
red polls. The calvos are the finest I
ever saw. I am delighted with them;
but the freight! that is what strapped
me. It's too high ; entirely too high.
Had I thought about it I should havo
sent Tone out thoro and had him drive
them back. Tone is tho nogro boy who
lends my cows. He works for $8 and
board and could mako tho trip in two
months easy. I will send him after
the next lot and that will be keeping
the money In tho South. We believe
in home industry, home patronage and
homo investment up hore. Hut talking
about the Fountain Inn Court House I
can only say that I am a Fountain Inn
man over and over. Fountain Inn is a
hustling, growing littlo town with a
glorious future in front of her. Gen
erally speaking we Have here one of
tho best horso markets this side-of)
Kentucky; ono of the best cow markets
this sldo of Norfolk and a cotton mark
et that eclipses anything this side of
New York. We are expecting to open
up in tho near future a whole-sale gen
oral mercantile business and it will
pay your Laurens trado to see us be
fore going to Now York. We will
treat you nice. We havo an oil mill, a
cotton mill and plans aro about con
summated for a bank. If we take a
notion for a Court I louse of course the
matter Is a foregone conclusion. The
world can't stop us. But, for my part,
I am not much of a Court House man.
We need a bank and will have ono. I
want some money right now. Must
havo it. My idea of a Court Iloueo Is
that it is for a terror to evil doers, and
we aru'b that. I have always enter
tained a sort of antipathy for Court |
House scenes. A Court House is asso
ciated in my mind with a jail house
with its screeking doors, Its iron
barred windows, behind which wo have
glimpses of kinky heads, large white
eyes and all that is ghastly and ghostly.
Of course these institutions?be it said
tothodiscredltof our twentieth century
are necessary to our social and industrial
interests, but- tho fewer wo can make
out with tho bettor. My choice is to
live as far away from a Court House as
I can well get. While a necessity, they
are at tho same time object lessons
that tend to demoralize. To sit In a
Court House and see a half dozen, fiat
nosod, broad-mouthed, greasy negroes
boing tried for their lives whose de
portment indicates all the placidnesss of
a King in a meat-house has a tendency
to lower one's estimate of the royalty
and highness of humanity. I like
things that brings a man's thoughts in
to a loftier place of meditation. Some
times I think that Is what makes law
yers look mean? Hid you know that
some people think lawyers are really
mean? Tho lawyer is not a mean man
at all. I have been Intimately ac
quainted with numbers of them and
some are, I believe, actually Christians.
No thoy are not mean; they only look
mean from having contaminating en
vironments. You have have heard It
said that when two persons live to
gether till they are old they come to
favor each other. This oomoa from
looking at each other and sympathiz
ing with eaoh others wrinkles. That's
the way It is with the lawyer looking
on the prisoner and the prisoner look
ing on the lawyer. "Evil communica
tions corrupt good manners." A very
prominent educator and president of a
college said to me once that I would
have made a good lawyer. Maybe he
was right, but I don't want the job.
You fellows have got it down there
and tho Court House too, sol make the
motion that you just hold on to it. ]
Look mean if you want to; I don't.
Thorn Nelson says If we get the new
county he and myself will be sent to
the legislature. You see, we have
made a run or two and got no older.
It would hardly be fair yet to impose
on tho two counties tho burden of I
building a new one just to get us to
the legislature. It would seem fairer
to open up our threat** upon cur
epeotlve counties and give them an
other ohance at us with the ultimatum
squarely sot forth. Then we may cut
One of my neighbors says he will not
voto for a new county but will vote for
a- fusion of Greenville and Laurens
counties Into one. Of course this is im
practical. In the discussion of this
, small vs. largo county question a . few
years ago somo one made the point
that they were not able to support the
county officers.' He said that he had
occasion to see a Probate Judgo in one
of these small countios and when he
called at the office no one was in. He
enqulrod as to his whereabouts and
was told that he was a mile or two out
of town on tho baokside of a litte farm
ho had rented hoeing cotton trying to
make a living f .r his family an his sal
^ ary was not sufficient for hin support.
But I leave this phase of the subject to
thoao more seriously interested. I am
v thoso more seriou
giving ouly my sentiments and tastes
in the matter. My idea of a home is a
country farm In the north-western part
of a county with corn, cotton and wheat
fields on It, a large pasture with Hed
Pc.'s in it, within easy i ?ach of
a dashing, plucky, coming eity, with
mills and stores and banks in it? Is
there a second to my mot'on ?
Missionary Society Formed ? Visitors
Thanksgiving was pleasantly spent
here. Visiting, hunting and good din
ners wero tho pleasures of the day.
Miss Ella Peterson of Whitmire
spent a few days with her parents last
Mrs. N. B. Byrd Is visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Garrett of Gray
Court are moving into this neighbor
Mrs. Boulah Julian and childron of
Helena are visiting Mrs. Will Wright.
The many friends of Mr. John Pully
deeply sympathize with him in tho
loss of his fine horse a few days ago.
Miss Mattle Sloan la spending this
week with Misses Hortense and Mat
tie Blakely of fWnton.
Mr. Bob Cunningham visited his
daughtor, Mrs. Geo. Mosely, last week.
Mr. J. W. Donnan has tho largest
bed of cabbage plants we ever saw.
Can con.-I, them by the ten thousands.
Several ladles of this community
mot at the resldonce of Mrs. Mattle
Clark last Friday afternoon and or
ganized a Woman's Missionary So
ciety. The following oillcers were
eleoted: Mrs. Dr. Saxon, President;
Mrs. Tom Pool, Vioe President; Miss
Emma Blakeley Secretary and Mrs.
Clarence Cooper Treasurer. They de
cided that during tho winter months
they would meet at their homes; dur
ing the summer at the following
Churches: Sandy Springs, (Methodist),
Langston (Baptist) and Bothany, (Pres
The wide-awako 8abbath School of
Sandy Springs is making preparations
for a Christmas tree for the afternoon
of Deo. 25tb. All who wish are cor
dially invited to come and put their |
presents on the trees. Santa Claus will
be there and will begin his fua prompt
ly at three o'clock.
The Auditor's Office will be open
from tho 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1903, to receive re
turns of Real Estate and Personal
property for taxation in Laurens
For the convenience of Taxpayers I
tho Auditor will attend the following
named places to receive returns for |
said year to wit:
Jacks Township, Dr. F. M. Setzler's, ]
January 5th from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Jacks Township,Renno, January 6th,
from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, January
7th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, residence of Duck I
Young, January 8th, from 10 a m to 2 j
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grove, |
January 9bb, from 10 a m lo 2 p m.
Cross HlUTownship, Cross Hill, Jan
uary 10th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 12th, frOi? IG a in to 2 p in.
Waterloo Township, Ekom, January
13th, from 10 a m to 10 p m.
Waterloo Township, Mt. Gallagher, |
January 14th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Browerton, Jan
uary 15th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Jan
uary 16th, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling Shoals
January 10th from 1 p m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, Abner Babb's, Janu
ary 17th from 9 a m to 12 m.
Dial Township, D. D. Harris,' Janu
ary 19th, from 10 a m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, V. A< White's, Janu
ary 20th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Cook's Store,
January 21st, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Youog's Township, Young's Store,
January 22d, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Pleasant Mound,
January 23rd, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Young's Township, Lanford Station,
January 28rd, from 2 to 4 p m.
Scoffietown Township, Tylersvllle,
January 26th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
It will save muoh time to taxpayers,
also greatly facilitate the work of the
Assessor, if every person before leav
ing home will make out a complete list
of every item of personal property in
the following order: Horses, cattle,
mules, shoops and goats, hogs, organs
and pianos, watches, wagons and car
riages, dogs, merchandise, machinery I
and engines, moneys, notes and ac- j
counts above indebtedness and all oth
er property, inoludlng household.
It is always required that the Audi
tor get the first given name of the tax
payer in full.
Under the head of place of residence
on tax return, give the township.
All male oltlzons between the ages of
twenty-one and sixty years, on the
1st of January, except those who are
Incapable of earning a support from
being maimed, or from other causes
are deemed taxable polls, Confederate I
And all tax-payers are required to
5ive number of their school district,
'hey are also reques'ed to state wheth
er the property is situated in town or |
After the 20th day of February next I
fifty per cent, penalty will bo atttaohed
for failures to make returns.
In every community there are per
sons who cannot read or that do not I
I tako a newspaper. Those more fortu
nate may do suoh persons a great favor
by telling them of the t imo to make re
turns or by returning for them.
The assessing and collecting taxes is
done in the same vear. and we h*ve to
aggregate the number and value of all
horses, mules, oattle, and other pieces
of personal property as well as the
acres of land, lots and buildings and
their value that there are in this
country, and have'the same on file in
the Comptroller General's office by the
30th of Juno of each year, and from
that time to tho first day of October
the Auditor's and Treasurer's duplicate
have to be completed and an abstract
of the work la the Comptroller Gen
eral's office by that time, which will
show at a glance that the Auditor has
no time to take returns, or anythiug
else much, between the 1st of October,
but work on the books and the blanks.
We hope, therefore, that all taxpayers
will make tholr returns in time.
W. L. FERGUSON,
Dee. ?th, 1902 ?If. _
MONEY TO LOAN
On Improved farms. Long time.
Easy payments. Small oost. Np com
mission. Apply to
O. D. Barksdalk, Atty ,
Laurons, S. C.
June 24th, 1902?3m.
/?ss^GO TO THE^a*??^
CASH BARGAIN STORE
And sec what a little CASH will
buy to make the Children happy
Old Santa has just unloaded here aud we have them for every
Child. Come and see.
Now look what we have for
grown people aud children to eat:
Oranges, Apples, Raisins and Bananas,
English Walnuts,.18 cents per lb.
Almonds, the best, .18 "
Filberts, the best,.15 * *
Pecans, just off the bush ,15 * *
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
The progressive step marks her pathway,with steady move
ment is fast coming to the front. Daring this week's festivities
many special attractions will be displayed.
W. G. Wilson c(r Co. will offer during the week Special
Dress Goods, Blankets
and Ladies' Jackets.
Decided Bargains will easily be detected here by those who
are thoroughly familiar with present market values. These cut
prices arc for this week only at?
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Why we can and do sell
Best Goods for least floney!
Because wo soil for cash only and therefore loso nothing
from bad accounts.
Because we exchange or refund money on anv article
Because where you see an article advertised by us, it's
always here at the price advertised.
That's Why?We sell a Lady's Jacket worth $8.50 for #6.90.
That's Why?We sell a Lady's Jacket worth $6.00 for $4.48.
That's Why?we sell heavy Fleeced Underwear worth 25 for 20c
That's Why?we sell heavy ** Union Suits worth 65 for 48c
That's Why?we sell a beautiful Marseilles quilt woith $1 for 75c
In our Millinery Department you will always find the most
stylish productions, at a price to suit you. Come and see us.
Satisfaction with every purchase, or your money back.
A Thanksgiving Summons!
"When the frost is on the pumpkin" and tho season's crops are gathorcd in
it is time to give thanks. Though Winter's icy blasts may rago without, thore'll
be cheer and comfort at tho Thanksgiving foast within.
Are you going to oat your dlnnor at home? Then you'll want to prosont your
best appearanco, especially if thero is a house full of company. Aro you going
to eat your dinner with friends or relativesV Thon you'll want to put your best
foot forward away from home. In cither event, you will want something now in
the way of wearables. Wo would like to romind you that wo havo everything
for your Thanksgiving Outfit. We can lit you out from hood to foot?everything
In wearables for man and l>oy is here in wido variety and at temptingly little
prioos. You will onjoy tho holiday all tho moro with fresh, stylish apparol?
you will want to put your host foot forward boforo your friends.
J. E. MINTEIl & BKO.
i Ai mm mm A nmm mfti vmj ifc iiV WW ?
your Fall SOWING?
Wo Have T?ll Stock of
Wheat, Barle)', Rye, Vetch,
Rape, Red, Crimson gf
and Burr Clover. $
Burr Clover U tho unsurpassed JL
Winter pasturage. Try It. ?i?
Complete Line of Undertakers'Supplies '
We roll Mason's, half Qallons, Fruit Jurs at 7f> cents per
1 KENNEDY BROS.
You didn't Know!
That our buyer has just returned from New York and Baltimore where
he "scooped" some of the
EVER BROUGHT TO LAURENS FOR
December and the Holiday Trade.
You Didn't Know
That in these lots he picked up several large lots of
which we are offering much below their real value.
YOU DIDN'T KNOW that he scooped a big lot of .
Boys' Knee Suits and
Children's Vestee Suits.
YOU DIDN'T KNOW that he found wholesalers in
need of money, and in order to get some they let "
our buyer in on the ground floor and parted
with some of the newest and up-to-date
things in Dress Goods, Waisting, Fan
cy Table Linen, Lace, Window
You Didn't Know that in this lot he scooped a big lot of MilbEnds
that we will run at the following prices?
'J000 yards 5-ceivt Outing at,. 3c.
2000 yards 7 and 8-cent Oirting at, . 5c.
1000 yards 25-cent Fancy Jacquards at, 19c.
A big lot, of Jackets less than value.
A big lot, of Quilts and Blankets less than
. 7WS *fS /T's ^WS TTs /In 7f\.
A big lot of Ladies' Hats 25% less than
A big lot of Ladies' Skirts 25% less than
A big lot of Ladies' Suits 25% less than
J? jl 4; 'X ?/l ju ^ X' ;i^r ni; ?iL a; .a: ^ ,i; vr \i: yi; w v v va/ vi.i X X' ^ \li ".iL X X ?fci J? X A' 4? XJLi; b; 4.' 4.' ;a; vi; .|; 4; '.i.'' n.' 4; 4.'
You didn't know that the term New York cost does not figure in the values we are offering because wo bought the n less than
cost, and therefore give you the advantage of it. Now you know, Call quick and avoid the rush, as all will be put
on sale as fast as the}' arrive.
We expect the largest business this month of any December of our exist
ence. We know what you want, and we have it! We know what's
a fair price, and we charge it. We know what value is, and we
Davis, Roper & Co.
Famous Underbuyers and Undersellers of Merchandise,
in the Household Line!
Our ambition in adding Novelties to our singular
stock of Houscfurnishings is never satisfied. So
we hereby introduce our new arrival of
Lamps, Chinaware , Furniture and Kitchen Supplies,
It's Not What You Eat, but How it's Served
That makes a big dinner tempting. If prepared on a Muck's Range it can
not be any way but delicious.
The Large Roomy Over
Is a Distinctive Feature
of this line of Ranges and is just the thing to cook a big fowl
or roast in. Let us place one in your home. Satisfaction
Xmas Stock Arrive.
A Special Sale of all Carpets and Rugs,