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Testimony Taken Over
Shooting of Gonzales.
TIHinan's Lawyers are Si
Senator Talblrd Heard Tlllman Say
"How Are You, Mr. Gonzales?"
?Other Witnesses Sworn.
There wero not more than a hundred
pooplo at the Gonzales inquest last
Thursday. Solicitor Thurmond and ex
Attorney General Bellinger were pres
ent representing the prosecution and
Mr. Bieasc, Mr. Tlllman, but not a
word was ottered by a lawyer. The
verdict was a simple statement with
out comment that Mr, Gonzales oame
to his death from a gun shot wound at
the hands of James H. Tlllman on Jan
uary 17th, the jury being out less
than live minutes. In general the
testimony corroborated tho accounts
already published. Senator Talblrd,
however, swore that when Mr. Gon
zales approached within ten or fifteen
foot Tillman said: ''How ara you Mr.
Gonzalos?" The latter made no reply
but obliqued to the left. "I reoeived
your message," said Tillman and fired,
Mr. Gonzales being then almost on a
line with Talbird and Tillman. After
the shot Mr. Gonzales said:''Here I am,
finish me." This was Talblrd's testi
mony. Senator Brown's testimoby
was identically tho same with what
has already been published. He did
not see the shooting, was speaking to a
lady friend who became terrified when
the shot was fired. J. F. Sims was
crossing Main street, he heard the pis
tol shot, and that first attracted his at
tention and then heard Tillman say:
"I got your messaae." The latter might
luve been said at about the same mo
ment as the shot was fired but he knew
nothing about the affair until he heard
Of Oak Grove School for month end
ing, January 19, 1903:
First Grade?Mabel Goodwin, Bon
Seoond Grade ? William Bailey,
Frances Abrains, Irene Goodwin,
Third Grade?Dex Goodwin, Boozer
Fourth Grade?Dessle Shockly, Ben
Seventh Grade?Rosa Bailey, Fair
Goodwin, Liza Malone, Leaf Weathers,
Eighth Grade ?Lyl Bailey, Victor
Ninth Grado?Lizzie Sloan.
Sarah Corn im nt>,
Report of the Supervisor of Lanrens
County for the Quarter Ending,
December 81st, 1902.
fourth quarter, 1902.
County Auditor, t 83.50
County Commissioners and
Clerk's salarv, 287.60
Sheriff's office salary and jail 669.12
Magistrates and constables, 385.00
Coroner's salary, 62.75
Poor House, 381.46
Roads and bridges, 749 13
Public Buildings, 9.80
Books, Stationery and Printing, 355.19
October term of Court, 1902, 1,614.30
J. S. DRUM MOND,
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
Full weight sacks of salt for 50 cents.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
We now have on hand the celebrated
banner oil heaters in two sizes. They
aro absolutely safe, quick to heat and
and easy to carry around. Call to see
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes.
Better buy your flour?its advancing.
Best half patent $4.00 per bushel.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
Remember that every Book's Stove
or Range bought of us is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction or your money
will be refunded. Every fire back is
warranted for fifteen years.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos.
We are running off below cost about
$200.00 worth of dry goods slightly
damaged by explosion of lamp.
Laurens Cotton Mills Store.
The all wire inter-lock springs
which wo are now handling are the
best ever brought to this market. They
are made of the very best steel wire
and will hold their shape better than
8. M. A H. H. Wilkes,
Ask to see our nvjor dinner set
which is of the best oblna ware, beau
tifully decorated, consisting of 58
pieces for $7.26. This set is suitable
for a small family who would not want
a larger set.
8. M. & E. H, Wilkes.
All persons are notified not to hunt,
ride over or trespass upon my Wait's
plaoe or home place in any way what?
soever. The law will certainly be en
forced against any one so doing. "A
word to the wise Is sufficient."
Jno. R. Smith, M. D.
Jan. 23, 1003.?2t.
WANTED ? FAITHFUL PERSON
to travel for well established house in
a few counties, oalling oa retail raer.
chants and agent!. Local territory.
Salary $1,024 a year and expenses,
payable $10.70 a week in cash and ex
penses advanced. Position permanent.
Business successful and rushing. Stand
ar? Home, 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
Please take notice that I forbid any
person or psrsons hunting, fishing or
riding on my lands or trespassing on
my landein any way; also I forbid any
persons of hiring my hands to work as
day laborers or otherwise
M. B. Pool?.
Jan. 12th 1903 ~-2t.
Miss Louie Simpson of Pendloton is
visiting relatives in the city.
Miss Meta 8ulllvan left last Saturday
for Jonesvlllo, where she will teach in
the public schools.
Messrs. Jas. Stall and Sam R, Todd
leave this week for a trip to California.
Recroation and pleasure are their ob
The Mystic Olub, a young ladles or
ganization, was delightfully enter
tained last Friday afternoon by Miss
Northerner Dies Here.
A white man namod Morehoad who
recently moved here from the North
for his health, died at his home in
Brooklyn last Wednesday night. He
leaves a wife and o ;o child.
South Carolina Gets Federal Conrt.
Congressman Joe Johnson's bill to
establish a now Federal court passed
both houses of Congress last Thursday.
Spartanburg and Rock Hill will likely
be the cities where the new court will
sit. Tho passage of this act means
much for the convenience of up country
Wash Gary Arrested.
Sheriff Duckett lodged,in jail last
weok a negro named Wash Gary,
charged with having been implicated
in the riotous affair near Goldvillo a
few weeks ago in whioh Mr. Man Ox
ner received several painful wounds.
He was caught near Hopewell.
A New and Welcome Citizen.
Mr. Mason L. Copoland, formerly of
thin city, but more recently of Clinton,
has located here to engage in the
stock, bond, real estate and firo insur
ance business. His card appeal's in tho
advertising columns. He can bo found
at A. 0. Todd's law office. Laurens is
glad to haye him back again.
Ulbert C. Roland Dead.
Mr. E. C. Roland died at his home
four miles North of this city last
Thursday night. He was sick only a
short time. The nature of tho fatal
malady has not been announced. He
will be remembered as having sued
Mr. J. O. C. Fleming for damages al
leged to have been sustained by him by
reason of Mr. Fleming's maintaining a
mill pond near where Mr. Roland
lived. The deceased was a prosperous
farmer and leaves a wife and seyeral
WRONG MAN CAPTURED.
Arrested in Anderson Last Week?
It was supposed that the thief, who,on
the 26th of December, last year stole a
One horse from Capt. Westmoreland,
and sold him to C. S. Fuller, livery
man, for thirty-five dollars and skipped
for parts unknown had been appre
hended and landed in jail. Sheriff
Duekett received information that a
man answering the description of the
thief had been arrested in Anderson
and was held subject to his orders. Mr.
John Eichelberger swore out a warrant
and Chief Hughes went after tbo man.
He arrived here Friday afternoon. It
developed, however, that the wrong
man was arrested. The man brought
here was promptly discharged.
POPULAR COUPLE WED.
Mr. C M. Miller and Miss Eloise
Tho social event of last week was the
marriage of Mr. O. M. Miller and Miss
Eloise Simpson Wright last Wednes
day at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. N. Wright. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C.
B. Ratcbford, of the Presbyterian
The attendants were Dr. W. D. Fer
guson of this city and Mr. R. W. Davis
of Fountain Inn; Miss Lutle Wright
and Miss Lillle Miller. Mre. Thai. F.
Jones, of Gray Court, sister of the
bride, presided at the piano. Follow
ing the ceremony delightful refresh
ments were served. A number of town
relatives and friends attended, among
them being Col. and Mrs. H. Y. Simp
son, Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Aiken, Dr. and
Mrs. J. H. Teague, Mr. and Mre. J. H.
Davis, Misses Mary Simpson, Luoilo
Wright, Willie Philson, Fay and Emma
We have just received a shipment of
kitchen safes. We have these In dif
ferent styles, colors and ?l/,oa at prices
worth coming to see.
S. M. & E. H. Wiikes.
Other State Officers Takes
Oath of Office.
Clear Cut Expression of
Biennial Sessions, Child Labor Law,
Regulation of Trusts, Schools
D. Clinch Hey ward of Colleton and
John T. Sloan of Columbia were in
augurated governor and lieutenant gov
ernor respectively of South Carolina at
noon last Wednesday. The ceremony
took place in the hall of the house of
representatives and in the presence of
the supreme court, general assembly
and a large audience, including an un
usual number of people of prominence.
Chief Justice Pope administered the
While Mr. Hey ward was not elected
as the representative of any faction, he
is the first to be elected aloco 1890, not
identified with the Reformers. The
new governor read his address from
manuscript, the delivery consuming 40
minutes. He hopefully reviewed the
recent advances of the state in agri
culture and manufactures, . alluding
particularly to the great development
in tobacco culture. The necessity of
common school education and help for
those in thinly settled school districts
was pointed out. He advised a contin
uance of liberal support of the state
colleges. If the laws with regard to
regulating trusts be inadequate, the
legislature should amend them with the
view always, however, to give capital
its legal privileges.
Child labor in textile manufactories
should be prohibited, the statute to
provide that time be given to manufac
turers and operators to adjnst them
selves to changed conditions'
He would seek to enforce the provis
ions of the dispensary law in all locali
ties. He recommended in a general
way pensions for ex-Confederates and
directed the attention of the legisla
ture to the demand for improved high
Attention should also be given to the
importation and sale of adulterated and
impure food products.
A constitutional amendment provld
vidlng biennial sessions of the legisla
ture is advisable.
Appropriations should be made to
correspond with the tax levy and avoid
incurring necessity to borrow money
to meet current obligations. If appro
priations cannot be reduced without
impairing the usefulness of public inst
itutions, means should be provided for
increasing the revenue.
The legislature should take steps for
the drainage of the waste lands, com
prising one-fifth of tho state's area.
I ater In the day the various other
new state officers were sworn in.
THE 8ECRET OF LONG LIFE
Consists in keeping all the main or
gans of the body in healthy, regular
action, and in quiokly destroying
disease germs. E'.eotrio Bitters regu
late Stomach, Liver and Kidneys, pur
ify the blood, and give a splendid ap
petite. They work wonders in curing
Kidney Troubles, Female Complaints,
Nervous Diseases, Constipation, Dys
pepsia and Malaria. Vigorous health
and strength always follow their use.
Only 50 cents, guaranteed by Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Letter to Will Whitener.
Laurens, S. C,
Dear Sir: You'd strike it rich if you
could find a way to shave your custom
ers in less time, for less cost, and make
the shave last twice or three times as
You wouldn't shave the saroo person
so many times, nor get so much of his
money, but the whole town would be
talking about you, and everybody would
come to you for a sbave.
Devoe lead and sine is exactly that in
paints. It takes fewer gallons, and it
wears longer. Costs less for the job,
and you don't have to do it again for
years and years?six years at least.
"Fewer gallons; wears longer." Takes
fewer gallons to paint a house with De
voe Lead and /,ino than with mixed
paints; and it wears longer than mixed
paints or lead and oil.
F. W. DeVoe & Co.,
Benri th? A m Kind Yw Hro Always OosjM
HERE'S A CHANCE TO GET
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
The Adevrtiser Offers for a Time
Some Advertising Space Free
Advertising is offered free.
Tub Advertiser offers it.
For any subscriber who is paid up,
Thb Advertiser will print, one time,
an advertisement of not more than 25
words without any charge whatever.
For eaoh word over 2ft, the oharge
whl be one cent each time the adver
Thus The Advertissr is again of
fering something now.
What is the obJeotV
What will The Advertiser make
by it ?
Well, The Advertiser is not pub
lished for "its health," as the saying la.
Here is the scheme: Peop?e in Lau
rens do not indulge in transient or
short ads. Thitf buijuo^cls a?t what it
Tb$ Advbrtiskr believes that if the
people could once learn that an adver
tisement of a cow for aale, or a poil
tiou wanted, or wood for aale, or chiok
ens or egg?, butter, milk, cotton seed,
peas, hay, and ? hundred other thing*,
will pay, they would advertise more.
Hence these free ad*, are offered for
a short time only, with the aim of get
Remember that a free ad. wl}l go in
but once for the same subscriber. If he
wants it for a second time, the prioe
will be one cent a word and not less
than ?5 words.
If yon have anything to sell, a plan
tation, a cow, a dog, if you want any
thing from a railroad down to a three
dollar mule, try an advertisement?-not
over 25 word*?in Thj* Advertiser,
The aim is to show the people that
f-uia ?ort pi ftfyprtMpg nay*, Tbl* of
fer\wi!l be withdraw ri after a few
we*ks. It is only an experiment, it
it only mtd* to piid-up aubjoriber*.
The Doctor's Duty
Ho must first examine his i>a
tlent.by the light of solenoe,to de
termine where sod whet the trou
ble is. He mutt determlno and
prescribe precisely, the kind of
drugs needed to- efreot a cure.
He must direct the doses and
leave no room for-doubt on the
part of tho patient, or the drug
gist who compounds the pre
scription. There hh duty ends.
If medicine is to enre a disease,
it must be goed medloine?the
best only is good enough. Your
duty to yourself and to yonr doc
tor Is4 to go to tho vary very be?t
druggist you can find, without
letting dollars end distance'
stand In your way. In doing,
your duty we have every reasen
to think that you will come here
with your prescriptions.
Laurens Drug Co,
0. E. GRAY.
1st Ward?John Y. Garlington.
2nd Ward?E. W. Martin.
3rd Ward?Dr. T. O. Lucas.
4th Ward?Clarence Babb.
5th Ward?Dr. G. O. Albrlgot.
Oth Ward?W. R. Rlchey.
The following are placed in nonima- ]
tion for Aldermen:
1st Ward?W. P. Ohlldress.
2nd Ward?W. H. Washington.
3rd Ward?W. A. Watts. ,
We beg to nominate T. H. Nelson
for Alderman from Ward 0
NEW CENTURY COMFORT.
Millions are daily finding a world of
comfort In Bucklen's Arnioa 8alve. It
kills pain from Burfis, Scalds, Outs,
Brulies; conquers Uloers and Fever
Sores; cures Eruptions, Salt Rheum,
Bolls and Felons; romovei Corns and
Warts. Best Pile oure on earth. Only
25 cents at Laurens Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
For Infanta and Children,
The Kind Ten Have Always Bought
I sell the very best Guano Acid and
Meal, cash or on time. Price is right.
Jan. 14 fit. Agent for
j Wl B. KNIGHT. R.K. BABi
KNIGHT ft I* A IMS,
Atorneys at Law.
_/ Will praetloe in all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to ?11
I business intrusted to them
Office qpvaHlre, Simmons' BslUlsg.
J, No LEAK,
Offers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens County.
Address; Gray Court, S. C.
Ten Gents Cotton.
Wears prepared to take ears of a
quontjty of potton on storage and *d*
venpa money on same. Now Is the
time tp stove your flatten for ? profit.
DoVtsetl too fast, or It will give out
J. Wadb ANDBRSON,
6m President and Manager.
Dr. W. II. DIAL,
No. IIP, W. Mala St.
Ottos hours In the oUy frost 10 s. m;
i to 4 p. si. 'Phone?Residence No. 44.
[Ott-NO,?. ' T
with Miss High-Price District or engaged to Miss Old
Style Furniture , of course we canlt interest you but if
you want the latest and handsomest styles in Up-to-the
Minute Furniture come and visit our store.
4.75 will buy a Couch like cut in Velom or Corduroy.
Fix up your home for the greater portion of you time for next four months will be spent in-doors. See our
handsome Parlor, Bed-room and Dining Sets.
X KENNEDY BROS.
Is Headquarters for
Fruits and Candies and Confections.
Our Groceries, Canned Goods and Eatnbles
Of all Kinds are Reliable, which the People Know.
Therefore we are prepared for a bigger Christmas trade an
frith Finer Fruits, Candies and other things than ever.
THE WEE?TTLES IN TURKEY.
Mules and Horses.
The undersigned under the name of
Bark-dale, Pranks A Irby will deal
In mules and horaes at Laurens. Hto.rk
Will be kept at Ed Martin's Stable;
rear of Enterprise Bank.
We bave received a carload of fine
Kentucky mules and also have a num
ber of good horses' oh hand. We In.
vjte tho patronage of the people of
T. N. babksdai/.C,
Jno. A. Franks?
J . M \
I have. open?d\a Restaurant in the
n?hh ?vUldlng foV WRITE 1MCOPL.K
EXCLUSIVELY, Prompt and First
class service asswcd. Meals, 25 cents
; at Restaurant orient to offices. Fresh
Oysters on handA
en Harper Stree
R. P. riilam & Co.
We otter to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, at
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We carry a well
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Collin to the best Me
talic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Crisp House.
it. P. Ml LAM. & CO.
|| Glenn Springs
The best on the market!
For sale at
Laurens S. C.
For you never had an opportunity
to accomplish so much with them as
you now have at the
Grand Cost-Reduction Sale at J?
Owing to the mild Fall, our trade in heavy Fall and Winter
goods was light, and we have, in consequence, much of the stock
still on hand. Now, in order to turn these goods into casj^in the
shortest time possible, we offer everything in Winter (W^Jb, at
actual cost, for the next twenty days.
We will include in this sale all heavy Dress Goods. Flannels,
Flannelettes, Outings, Underwear, Millinery, Ladies' Jackets,
Shoos, Boys' Clothing, Blankets, Comforts, Etc.
Heavy Wool Dress Goods worth 5octs at 39 cents.
Heavy Wool Underwear worth 85cts at 56 cents.
Heavy Fleeced Underwear worth 5octs at 39 cents.
H,ea.vy Wool Blankets worth $5.00 at $3.98.
Ladies' Jackets worth #8.00 at #5.90.
Ladies' Dress Shoes worlh $2.50 at 1.98,
Men's Heavy Shoes worth $1.25 at .98.
Men's Heavy Shoos worth fri.30 at ?1.25.
Boys' School Suits from 98 cents to #3.98.
Nq Qoods will be Charged during
g0T* Come and buy where your dollars will go the farthest.