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LAUKENS* 8.C., Oct. 21, 1903.
From Fi idaj's State.
The ghastly joke is ended. The col
lege of South Carolna justice has con
ferred upon James II. Tillman its hono
rary degree Who was nominally at
least a prisoner at the bar of justice
yesterday has his diploma now, testi
fying to his services to South Carolina
la removing, to employ the words of
Congro98inanGoorgo W. Croft, one who
was guilty of more evil politically than
any other 20,000 men in South Caro
lina, and who, in tbe equally pertinent
words of P. II. Nelson, "hated the
ground thot Ben Tillman walks on."
Viewing the whole subjeot with such
oahnness as one can command, what
other results shou'd have been ex
pected? If James II. Carlisle of Spar
tanburg or James Wood row of Colum
bia should "wriggle his thumbs in his
coat iwckets" in the prosence of an en
emy and bo shot down with some rare
woapon, whoso selection itself woro a
proof of criminal ingenuity, who is so
foolish in South Carolina, as to imagine
that tho man who discharged that
weapon would bo tound guilty of other
than the crime of self-dofonse? During
38 years that havo passed in South
Carolina sinco the Great War how
many white men of prominence, how
many who could command a fow paltry
dollars, have been punished for crimes
of violence? In Laurens eunty a white
man of influence was actually and
legally executed In 1860. However, a
erTino was laid at ids door. He "stole
a nigger." In Spartanburg it is true
that a man of means, George T' jr,
was hung ten years ago but not 'HiI
after homicide hud grown Into a habit
with him. Hut lot us look about?how
many graves are tilled with victims of
this pestilcnco of murder; what has
been done bore to destroy the germ
that first infected Cain, the slaver of
his brothor? By what methods of rea
soning known to logic had any man
the right to contemplate tho possi
bility of a vordict of guilty in this trial
You may answer that tho case was
oxtremely aggravated. You may an
swor that its circumstances gave it |
place in tho gallorles of horror unique
in Isolation, You may marvel that the
clomont of cowardice that stained it
did not arouso repulsion even In the
minds to whom tho sight of blood
brings no shudder. But from evory city
of tho dead through the lengths and
borders of our State thore are graves
to bear despairing witness that.?
MURDER IS NOT A CBIMk!
ft Is true, and It is a hopeful sign,
that the acquittaljof this man In Lex
ington has demanded a higher price
from the accessories to it than has com
monly been paid. It has not been fre
quent that men havo been driven to
turn their backs on honorable pasts
and spit upon tho memories of tholr
chosen political associates. Not ^ften
has it been found necessary to a -use
tho silent doad and try him upon an ex
t>arto showing fori every syllable that
le Avrote or spoke. Not even In South
Carolina has it been tho custom to
summon tho names of the living poli
ticians to war against tho sleeping vic
tim. No, not in the saddened pages of
our State's history has such a farce
been a-ecordod on the title pago of jus
tice They have accused the dead edi
tor of tho nigh crime of opposing Sena
tor Tillman. They have rung in the in
sinuation that he* was not the political
champion of ex-Gov. Evans. To a jury
Including livo mill hands they have de
nounced Mr. Gonzales as their enemy
and traduce*?this Gonzales who fol
lowing the dictates of his conscience,
deliberately earned tho antagonism of
the mill owners of South Carolina in
championing what he conceived to bo
tho best interest of the operatives. Ob,
what Irony of it.to that smooth-tongued
lawyers should havo convinced a mill
hand jury that tho man on trial had
slain their enemy?that same Gonzales
whoso last great political struggle
sprang from a sympathy for their little
children, a struggle whoso motivo
those who ojwsed him honored! On a
thousand charges they tried N. G. Gon
zales, they went into his grave to dis
honor it and they gloated In their work.
Hero in Lexington the crawling
things of earth have gathered to testi
fy, uot for Tillman, but against Gon
zales. I do no", say that all the wit
nesses woro forsworn, not by any means
but thU perjury flouted its shame
h fore tho blanched face of decency as
novor beforo oven in tho criminal
courts of South Carolina is only the
literal statement of a gaunt fact. Men
on whoso faces long practice had writ
ten tho name of Liar trocped to the
st nd. From the filth and slums of
towns and cities, from the haubts of
vice whore depravity sits enthroned,
they came to swear that the slain edi
tor had sought their companionship,
accepted tholr society and even adopted
their loathsome vernacular. No wea
pon has betn loft unused for the assas
slnat'on of tho dead man's good name,
and in the sign of perjury victory has
been wrested from justice.
I am indulging in no extravagant
rhetoric. For 17 days I have sat in the
Lexington court house and seen wuat
I now denounce as a farce, with the
knowledge always clear beforo me that
the men who stood for decency and jus
tlco had overy card stacked against
them. Because be defied tin m I have
seen Duncan Bellinger hounded as no
lawyer was ever hounded lu a youth
Carolina court, and I have i?cen them
ono by one slink away from him. Day
by day, now methods of appeal to base
passions and prejudices were brought
into play. The defense opened its case
on the morning of September 28 with
tho request that the newspapers and
particularly iho Columbia State be ex
cluded from the hands of the jury. On
the morning of the 14th of October it
olosed its case by denouncing an edito
rial of that dato in the Columbia Stato!
This was but ono of a thousand inci
dents of brszen effrontery and stultifi
cation that disgraced the trial. Legal
ethics! Duty to clients! If they have
been illustrated in this trial, God help
tho legal profession!
My mission in thia matter has ended.
I havo toen hero working for this
newspaper during the tiial primarily
to spoak to the people of South Caro
lina, the groat jury, for tho protection
of the memory of my dead friend. In
cidentally I havo been called upon to
write what has beon unpleaepnt. Gon
zales set the newspaper men of South
Carolina an examp'e. Ho ttught us
that to follow duty in speaking tbe up
rosorvou truth carried wi h It peril
even unto death. The record and ro -
stilt of tho trial toacb us that the ob
jeo's for which he so willingly gave
up h s life have not been achieved.?
M 1 v ? than oneo in tho course of his
sp'och to tho jury, Mr. JolmHone, one
lawyer who did n t gloat in tho aband
onaientof all proprieties nor seem to en
joy tho features of the n-sty spectacle
n^ont hlm,cxnr?Rsed the hope that with
the i rial its bitter memories might van
ish. I echo it. WhatT have written is
ah olulo'y without personal animosity
I have had no personal foeling even
a? tinst the escapod slayer and, for rea
sons of political expediency, believing
his eleotion impossible, was of the few
who did not attack him in his cam
paign for governor. Hut as a newspi*
per man, holding h'm9elf as honored
./ by the association with fhe martyred
Gonzales, I havo written what I have
ITo my brcthron of tho South Oa-o
llna press, let mo say that the bullet
that felled Gonzales was aimed at us
all. it was aimed to still all tbe bands
that dare to write. Never was the pen
of Gonzales ao soroly "ceded in South
Carolina as it Is today, 'one of us can
fill ids place. But those of us who are
left- shall we hide in bomb-proofs or
shall we remember a duty to the tram
pled decenoy of South Carolina?
THE CRIT a
Author if " tShm So
? TOaar's J4*jt." Etc.
Copyright. IDOO. by CHA.HLES SCHI "B/* EH'S so/ts *Z
ALMOST TUB KND.
AM glnd to soo you, my
frleml," Haiti O'Neill, smil
ing nt lilm in a melan
"Would Go<l tlint I coultl see you in
nny place but this!" answered tbo
"Ab, yea," replied O'Neill, bis eyes
brlgbtenlng. "Tben we mlgbt flgbt It
out, man to roan, sword to sword,
"Not so," mournfully replied Cov
entry. 'The battle has been fought,
and you have won again. Whether
you live or die, Ellznbeth Howard is
not for me."
"My poor friend, may the day upon
Which I crossed your paths bo accurs
ed! I have brought to each of you
nothing but sorrow," replied the young
sailor sadly, touched at the other's
"It was fate. O'Neill. Ho not re
proach yourself with that. All day
long 1 have been striving to think of
some means to delay t'-ls accursed exe
cution until I could communicate with
the king. An appeal to his clemency
might?but no?1 see no way, nothing,
unless?you know"-- Ho hesitated
nnd hung his head, blushing painfully.
"No more of that If you love me,
Coventry," said O'Neill gravely. "Put
j-ourself In my place. Could you do it?
Ah, you shake your head, you see!
Neither could I, not even to purchase
heaven." Thero was a long pause be
"O'Neill," said the Englishman nt
last, "would that I could tako youi
"But you cannot, Major Coventry,"
replied the other gratefully. "You
honor me In the thought, but if you
could I should refuse to allow it. You
are the better man. All my life I have
been n gay, reckless, pleasure seeking
soldier of fortune, with never a seri
ous purpose until now, nnd now It Is
too late! You are the worthy one, and
you must live to watch over and to care
for her whom wo both love. Perhaps
?surela?in days to come she will for
get; tlule, absence, you know?she will
reward your devotion-she must?you
will be happy"? His voice broke, nnd
he turned away his face and looked
out of the open port. Coventry shook
"You know her not, sir. She is not
for me, nor would I take her, loving
yon. My love is too deep for that. Nor
would sho come. She will never forget
you." O'NelU'B heart leaped at tbls as
The ship's bell on tho deck above
them struck four times. It was 0
o'clock! There was a little sllenco
within the screen.
"The hour approaches," said O'Neill
softly at last. "I would be alone for a
few moments before?you understand?"'
"Yes," said tbo other, rising and
pressing his hand. "Have you nothing
to say, no message to send to"?ho
"Nothing?nothing; 't is best so. You
will come for me nt the time?"
"Yes, and I will stand by you to tho
end, like a soldier."
"You do me great honor," replied the
other thankfully. Coventry looked at
him a moment, shook his head nnd
In tho prayers of the young Irish
man the face of the girl he loved would
obtrude Itself. It seemed but n mo
ment before ho heard tho tramp of
armed men coming along the deck.
They stopped before the screen. It
was opened, and Coventry, pale as
death, presented himself at the open
ing. Tho screen was promptly folded
back, there were marines fully armed
before it, the chaplain, too, in the
white robes of his otllce.
"I am ready, gentlemen," said O'Neill
calmly. "May I not go to my death
unbound?" ho nskod.
At a nod from Coventry tho master
at arms unlocked tho fetters about his
feet and hands. The prisoner took his
place In the midst of the little squad of
men nnd ascended to tho spar deck.
Tho ship's company of marines was
drawn up aft on the quarter deck.
Most of the seamen of the crew were
arranged In orderly ranks in tho star
board gangway. Forward a grating
bad been rigged on the bulwarks under
the port fore yardarm. A new rope led
from the grating up through the block
In the ynrdArm, came inboard to nn
Other block under the top and thence
through a block fixed to the deck.
Koine sixty or seventy men chosen by
lot from tho ship's company had hold
'of Ihe rope which was led aft along the
port gangway. In front of tho marines
stood Captain Pearson ami his officers
In lull uniform. The prisoner was halt
ed before him.
"Are you aware, sir," sold tho cap
tain gravely, "that the hour for tbo
carrying out of tho .sentence of tho
"Yes, sir," answered O'Neill cour
"Have you nnything to say before
"I have to thank you all for your
kindness to me; nothing else, sir."
"Allow me, sir," said the captain, "to
assure you of tho great personal dis
taste and regret I feel at being com
pelled to tako thin action."
"Your feelings do you honor, sir," re
plied O'Neill gravely, "but It is a mat
ter of duty. Pray proceed."
"Captain Penrson," said Coventry in
great agitation, "can nothing bo done
to delay this execution a few hours?
There are considerations, sir, In my
posgcsslon which, I feel sure, would In
cline his majesty, could he bo commu
nicated with, to extend clemency to
"Are these circumstances within tho
knowledge of Lord Westbrookc, Major
Coventry?" answered tho captain, sur
prised nt the unusual nnturtt of tho in
"They are, sir."
"Have you mentioned them to him?
Have you called his attention specific
ally to them, I mean?"
"Yes, sir, I have," answered the sol
"And they have evidently not influ
enced him, you seo. Therefore I fall
to seo how I can permit them to weigh
"But a delay, sir, of a day, of an
hour even, until I can conv ninlcnto
with tho admiral againt For Hod's
sake, sir, do not hang this gentleman
"Major Coventry, you are a soldier
SittjA should not make such an appeal.
I have my orders. Ton have shown ino
no cause to disregard them. I cannot
take It upon myself to do so. I dnro
"But an hour, sir, until I"?
"Not a moinout. At live bells they
must 1)0 carried out," said the captain
Inflexibly. "No more, sir,*' he added as
Coventry made ail impetuous step for
ward. "1 have indulged you too long
already. Mr. PuBCOO, take the prisoner
"It Is useless, Coventry. Why pro
long this agony longer? You havo
done what you could. I thank you
and bless you," said O'Neill as they
walked along the deck to the place of
"Will you please slop up here, sir?"
raid Paseoe, the first lieutenant of tho
Sorapls, who had the matter In charge,
pointing to the grating oil the rail as
they came abreast of it.
"It Is a fair and easy place from
which to step to heaven, sir, or to tho
other place as well," said the Irishman,
smiling, as he stepped on tho rail. "I
pray you to toll your men to start me
on my way with a quick pull and a
Bwlft run." Paseoe nodded in compre
hension. This would be a case in
which speed would be merciful.
A boatswain's mate now stepped up
beside the prisoner and hound his feet
and hands with a lashing. A hang
man's knot bad been made by expert
fingers In the rope leading from the
yardarm, and the running noose was
quickly oust about O'Neill's neck.
"The collar of an ancient order, this,"
observed O'Neill, still smiling. "And
now ono last request, sir," ho added,
turning to the lieutenant.
"And that Is?"
"Throw away that black cap, sir.
Let mo go with my eyes open." Tho
lieutenant hesitated a moment. Tho
whole ship's company was tilled with
admiration for the Intrepid and gal
"Do it, for God's sake, Pnscoe!"
whispered Coventry, springing up
alongside O'Neill and tho sailor, who,
to nvold him, stepped back and stood
on the rail by the fore shrouds.
"What are you doing there, Major
Coventry?" answered Paseoe.
"Nothing. I promised to fraud by
him to tho last," replied Coventry.
Q'he ofllcer hesitated a moment and
then threw the cap into tbe water.
"I thank you," said O'Neill huskily.
"How much time Is there?"
"About two minutes, I think," said
the lieutenant nervously.
"You will run nway with tho fall at
the first or last stroke of tho bell?"
"Tho last, sir."
"No more," said O'Neill to Coventry,
turning his face In the direction of the
shore. The deep voice of the white
robed priest alone broke the silence:
"'Thou knotest, I.ord, the secrets
of our hearts; shut not thy merciful
ears to our prayer; hut spare us, Lord
most holy, O God nfost mighty, O holy
and merciful Saviour, thou most
worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at
our last hour, for any pains of death,
to fall from thee.' "
Out on the water a white sailed little
boat was speeding swiftly toward
them. There was a woman In It. The
eyes of love, even in the preseueo of
death, are keen, perhaps even keener
then than ever. It was Elizabeth How
ard. O'Neill recognized her at once.
Good heavens! Why had she como
here? She would arrive in time to see
him swinging lifeless from the yard
arm?a hideous sight for any woman,
lie could not take his eyes from her.
"See!" ho whispered to Coventry.
"That boat yonder! She Is there."
"My God!" said tho ofllcer. "What
shall wo do?"
"Nothing; 'tis too late."
"Sho has something in her hand!"
cried Coventry. "What can it bo?"
"Forward, there!" cried the captain,
watch In hand. "Strike the bell five!"
The mellow tones of the first couplet
of tho ship's bell rang out in obedi
ence to the command. Tho hour was
conic! It was his death signal, but
O'Neill never turned his head from the
approaching boat. The old quartermas
ter struck the bell deliberately, linger
ing over It reluctantly. A little shiver
ran through tho men.
"Stand by!" shouted the lieutenant
In a voice ho strove in vain to make
firm. "Make a quick Jerk and a lively
run, lads, for God's sake!"
The men grasped the ropo more
firmly and sprang Into position for the
Jump. The next couplet was struck on
tho bell. The boat was nearer now.
Coventry saw that the woman waved
something that looked like n paper in
her hand. The last stroke of the bell
rang out on tho breathless, silent ship.
"Sot taut!" cried the lieutenant
hoarsely. The men leaped forward In
stantly to tho shrill piping of tho
boatswain and bis mate. "Sway
away I" ho cried.
Tho tightened ropo caught tho Irish
man by the throat. A lightning flash
seemed to cleave the skies. Ho saw, ns
In a vision, a great hall hung with ar
ras, a picture frame, n woman radiant,
beautiful, her eyes shining; nn up
raised hand. Like silver bells a volco
murmured, "I love him, I lovo him I"
Sho moved - ah, a gigantic hand caught
him by tho thront. Ho strovo to cry
out. It clutched hlra tighter and tight
er. Blackness like n poll foil beforo
him, shutting out tho smiling fnce?~
death?agony?ho saw no more. He
swung into tho nlr mid was nothing.
Tho quick eyo of Major Coventry had
detected at last what tho girl was wav
"Thnt paperl" lie cried frantically as
tho last bell struck. "It must be a re
prieve. Tho admiral has relented."
Was it too late? Quick as thought ho
snatched the shenth knlfo from tho belt
of the Hnilor near him. It was too lato
to stop the men on tho ropo oven had
he possessed the power, but ns O'Neill
rose in tue afr Bo caught Bim around
the waist and with one rapid blow sev
ered tho (draining rope above bis head.
Assisted at onee by (tie sailor alongside
of blm, they lowered the bouud, un
conscious man upon tbe deck beneath
thom. It was all done In tho twinkling
of ail eye. Tbe men on the sblp broke
out In ringing cheers.
The rope, being relieved of the weight
of the body, of course ran rapidly
through the block, and the men hauling
it pitched polimeii over themselves upon
the deck. There was a moment of In
tens!? excitement. Tho seamen on the
other side of the deck, cheer lug wildly,
Started eagerly forward. The officers,
sword in band, spi'tUt" In front of them,
driving them back. j.ho marine otljeev
Oft brought bis men at once to atten
tion with a sharp word or two, and
every piece was ready In case of dis
turbance. Pearson, white with rngo nt
the Interruption, leaped forward.
"What Is the meaning of this?" ho
shouted. "Who has dared to Interfero
In this manner?''
"I, sir," replied Coventry fearlessly,
looking up from his place by the uncon
"And by what right, sir?" cried tho
enraged captain. "Though you be tho
son of the admiral, you shall dearly
rue this unwarranted assumption of
authority. What excuse havo you to
offer for Interrupting the sentence of a
court martial? What reason can you
urge for your presumption?"
"Boat ahoy!" cried a seaman sta
tioned at the port gangway.
"Sir," said Coventry, quietly mooting
the eye of tho thoroughly Infuriated
captnin, "if I mistake not, you will find
my excuse In that boat."
"Well for you, sir, If it bo there!
Never In my twenty years of service
havo I been so braved, and on my own
ship too! Sec what boat it is," said the
captain, tinning to one of his midship
men, "and lind out what Is wanted."
The lad came running back presently
" 'Tis a lady, sir?tho governor's
Ward?Lady Elizabeth Howard. She
wishes lo como on board," he said.
"Lady Elizabeth Howard! This is
no place for women. This man Is still
to be hangcM. What can she wish?"
exclaimed the captain, frowning.
"Receive her at once, sir, I beg," said
Coventry. "Sho has a paper?my ex
cuse, sir," he added, smiling.
"Show her on board," said tho cap
tain shortly to the midshipman. Then
he looked down on the still unconscious
form of O'Neill. "Send a surgeon hero
at once, sir," ho continued, and as the
latter presented himself, "Is the man
dead?" he asked.
"No, sir," said the surgeon, examin
ing him hastily and making ready to
apply some necessary restoratives, for
which he dispatched an assistant to
tho sick bay.
"Clot him in shape, then, and quickly,
for another attempt, for hang he shall
If he 1ms to be held up for it!" ordered
tho captain sternly.
At this moment the midshipman, fol
lowed by Lady Elizabeth, pale as
death, a blue boat cloak which belong
ed to her guardian, which she bad
caught up In tho castle, fluttering In
tho breeze, her hat gone, her hair di
sheveled, her hand clutching a paper,
broke through the little group.
"Captain Pearson?where Is he?" she
cried nervously. 'Then, as her eyes
fell on the prostrate form of O'Neill
she dropped the paper to the deck,
covered.her face with her hands and
rocked to and fro in agony. "Oh, my
love, my love! Too Into, too late!" sho
TO UK CONTINUED.
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A. L. HUPGENS,
Laurens, S. C.
McCorcl Building, Laiircns,S. C.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
In Court of Common Pleas.
J. J. Burnett, as Trustee, in Bank
ruptcy of John 1). Garllngton, Plain
tiff, against J. Waehinglon Watte,
as surviving Executor ol the will of
John D. Williams, dccensod, John D.
Garlington, et al, l)oft ndant?.
Pursuant to Decrees of tho Court,
passed in the above stated cause, I will
s.l!. et public outcry, to tho highest
bidder, at 1 uuvene, C. II., S. C , on
Sulosday in November, )!>03, it b ing
tho second day of tho month, in front
of the Court House door, at tha usual
hour for such sales, the following de
scribed real estate, all of which is sit
uate In iho County and Stato above
Tract No. 1? Conta'n'ng ono hun
dred and twonty-om (1214) and one
half ncres. more or les*, bounded by
amis of Ui-n Owons, W. 0. Risor,
Chappeil's road art! tract No. 2.
Tract No. L'?Containing ouo hundred
und eight and three-fourths (108J)
acres, more or lo?s, bounded by tract
No. 1, Chappeil's read, Ninety Six road
and hinds of R. S. Griffin and Mrs.
Tract No. 3?Contain!' g soven?y-llve
(7f)) acres, moro or lost', bound- d by
Hill hinds, lands of K. S Griffin, Balh
crb . i Church and tracts Nos. 4 and o.
Tract No. 4 ?Containing ninety-seven
(074) and one-half acres, moro or less,
bounded by Chappeil's road and Ninety
Six road und tracts Nos. 5) and 5,
Tract No. 5? Containing seventy and
one-half (70?/ acre*, moro or less,
bounded by Clmppoll's road, Jones aud
Hill lands and tracts Nos. ?1 and 4.
Tract No. ii.?Containing one hun
dred aud ben (110) acres, more or less,
bounded by Chappeil's read, lands ?f
S. D. Jones and tracts Nos. 8 and 7.
Tract No. 7?Containing one hun
dred and fifteen and three-fourths
(11 f>l) acres, moro or loss, bounded by
Cross Hill road, Milton road, and
tracts No's. 0, 8 and 0.
Tract No. 8?Containing ono huudrod
and seventeen and One-hall (117$) acres,
moro or less," bounded by lands of S. 1).
Jones and tracts Nog. 0, 7, 9 and 10.
Tract No. 0?Containing ono hun
dred and fifty-four (154) acres, mo;o or
loss, bounded by lands of Mrs. Wil
liams, and tracts Ncs. 12, 11, 10, 8, 7
Tract No. 10?Containing eighty-five
and throe-fourths (8"4) acres, moro or
less, bounded by lands of S. D. Jones,
S. T. Coats and tracts Nos. 11, 0 and 8.
Tract No. 11?Containing one hun
dred and seventy three and three
fourths (17;i?) more or less, bounded by
Government lands, lands of S. T. Coats
and tracts Nos. 10, !> and 12.
Tract No. 12?Containing one hun
dred and eighty and one-tenths (180-one
tenths) acres, more or less, bounded by
Government lands, Mudlick Creok,
lands of John Rudd, Mrs. Williams and
tracts Nos. H and 11.
Tract No 13?Containing one hun
dred and ten and one-half (1104) acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of Dr.
Miller, Mrs. Williams, negro church,
Milton road and tract No. 14.
Tract No. 14.?Containing one hun
drod and three-fourths (100J) acres,
moro or less, bounded by Cross Hill
road, lauds of W. C. Rasor and tract?
Nos. i:i aud 7.
All of tho above tracts constitute
what is known as the .lohn D. Williams
Spring Grove place, and plats of oach
tract, and a plat of the whole, are on
file in my ollice, where they can be m
Term* of Sale?One-third cash and
balance on a credit of one and two
years, with interest from the day of
sale, and with leave to tho purchaser
or purchasers to pay the entire bid or
bids in cash. The credit portlou to bo
.secured by the bond of the purchaser
or purchasers and a mortgage or mort
gages of tho premises sold. If the pur
chaser or purchasers fail to comply
with tho terms of sale the promises
will bo resold at his risk on tho same
or sorao subsequent Salesday upon the
same terms, Purchaser to pay f jr pa
JOHN F. BOLT,
C. c. O, P.
Persons having business with
the Supervisor will find him or his
olork in tho Office Moudays and
Fridays of eaoh week.
H. B. Humbert, Sup. L. O.
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA,
In Court Common Pleas.
J. C. Moon and Iaabolla Manley, Plain
tiffs, against Sarah Hundcrsoe, Henry
Youujj Spoon, et al, Defendants.
PURSUANT to decroo in the above
stated rase, I will roll at public outcry
to tho highest bidder, at Laurons C. II.,
8. C, on Salesday In November next,
being Monday tho 2d d?y of tho month,
during the legal hours lor such sn'cs,
the following dc6ciibed property, to wit:
All that parcel or tract of land, con
taining ono hundred acresmr.re or less,
situate in the county and state n! ovo
named, and bounded by lands of W. L.
Gray, Jo-cph II. Sullivan, Government
place and estate of J. 11. Johnson, and
Terms of Sale?One-half cash, the
balance with interest from day of sale,
secured by bond of the purchaser and
mortgage of the premises due Rt twelve
months from day of sale, with leave t)
tho purchaser to pay for paners. If the
terms of sa'e aro not complied with, the
land will ha ic-sohl on the same or eom^
subsequent Salesday on same teiras, at
risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT, 0 0 O.P.
October 0, 1903?td.
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens.
Court of Common Piers.
S. W. Simpson, Plaintiff, against Dave
Simpson, et al.
PURSUANT to a decree of tho Court
in the above-stated case, 1 will sell at
public outcry to tho highest bidder, ht
Laurens C II., S. C. on Salesday in
November, being Monday tho second
day of the month, during tho legal
hour.i of sale, tho following described
properly, to wit:
All that lot, pieco or paroel of land
lying, being and situate in Laurens
County, Stato of South Carolina, con
taining Odo Hundred and Nineteen
Acroj, more or lets, bounded by land of
John N. Wright, J. D- M. Shaw, Mrs.
Mary Madden, Mrs. Dolly Madden and
Terms of Sale?One-half cash, balance
on credit of twelvo months, with inter
est from day of sale, secured by bond
and mortg'ge of tho premises sold,
wi:h leave to the purchaser to pay hh
entire bid in cash. Purchaser to pay
for papers. If purchaser fails to oora
ply with bid, premises will be re-sold
on Fame or some subsequent Salesday
at his risk.
J. P. BOLT, c.C.c.r.
Oct. 9, i?0a?td.
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA^"
In Court Common Pleas.
Wi?e Jones. Plaintiff, against W. T.
Crews, A. H. Sullivan, Jas. T. Crows,
Piedmont Savings and Investment
Company, J. II. Wharton, Stanyarno
PURSUANT to decree of tho Court
of Common Pleas in above-ata'cd caso,
I will sell on Salesday in November
next, it being tho second day of tho
month, at public outcry to the highest
bidder during legal bouts of s<do, all
that lot, piece or parcel of land, hing,
being and situate within the incorpor
ated limits of tho citv of Lauren*, con
taining Ono and one-fourth Acres, more
or less and bounded by lands of Col, .1,
W. Feruuaon, N. B. Dial, Esq., J. C.
Owings, John M. Hudgens, et al.
Terms of Sale?Ons-bau cash, tho
balance on a credit of twelve months,
with bond of purchaser and mortgage
of prcmiees, with interest from day of
sale, with loavo to pay the wholo bid In
cash. If purchaser fails to comply with
his bid, the same will he resold at his
risk on san;o or some subsequent Sabs
day, purchaser to pay for papers.
JOHN P. BOLT, o.CC.l'.
Oct. n, l!)D:?-td.
And Intermediate Points To Sparen
burg, S. C, and Return,
November 3d. I9O3,
Via Charleston & Western Carolina
Exhibition of tho Great BAUNUM
& BAILEY SHOWS.
Round-Trip rato from Waterloo $1.150
Laurens, .$1.15, Enoreo 75 cents, Wood
ruff 65 cents. Correspondingly Low
Rates from all intermf.dlate Points.
Special Train leaves Waterloo, 8 a. m.
Laurens 8.39 a. m.; Enorcc 8.55 a. m.;
Woodruff, t). 10 a. m., arriving at Spar
tanburg 9 55 a. in, Returning leave
Spartanburg 0.30 p. ro, November 3rd,
but for tho convenionco of those desir
ing to remain to witness tho ovoning
performance, all tickets will bo good to
return,leaving Spartanburg 12.0! noon,
For furthor information, apply to
your Ticket Agent, or
Gon'l Paes-Agt, Augusta, Ga.
Gao. T. Bryan, Greenville, S. C.
I w 11 b3 at my O II j i every diy <l u
riner the week, except Thursday, and
on that day also, if notified.
O. G. THOMPSON,
["A Thing of Beauty
Is a Joy Forevq^
Good Jewelry is not like v\Wy
Bother thing, that has its day, and
llics out. What you buy" from
?8 we sell to last a lifetime, and
Mittle thought and calculation
[ pfove our prices more than fair.
NT FIRST-CLASS Watch
and Jewelry repairing by an
Vegetable Pr cparaiionfbr As
ting the Stomachs and Dowels o>
. i N fan i s /Children
?niuni.Morpliin? nor }hueral.
/tlx Senitn ?
/,'.',.//.? Sn/it -
Aperiod ltcn\edy forConslipa
lion. Sour Stouuach.Diarrhocn
Worms .Convulsions ,Fcvcrish
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Si'tfnnlurc or
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
"'.TM? OtNTAUH ?OMI'ANV. NEW YOSK CITY.
The Latest Styles as
Seen on the Counters at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
this cloth resembles the Melrosc but ol a
smoother finished surface where dust will
not penetrate nor the brush roughen.
this is an cvon and exceedingly line twill
and exquisite shade destined to keep pace
with the quickest sellers of the season.
IN THE HEAVIER WEIGHTS IS SHOWN:
Granit Suiting, Prunella, Sharkskin, Chevios,
Storm Serges, Venetian and Broadcloths.
these goods while they cannotjbc classed
among the newest weaves are always
sought after?pure dye and high finish,
exposure to the elements fails to change
.Sterling value is o fie red in three numbers 36 inch Black
Taffeta silk. The prices are $1.00, $1.25 and Si.50 the yard.
Table Linen, Hosiery and Underwear. Each department
represents its special values. Inspection cordially solicited.
W. Q. WILSON & CO.
You can get Hardware that docs and Hardware that
doesn't wear well. The element of durability enters into
Hardware just as much as it docs into clothing or shoes.
Wc make a point of selling hardware for hard
wear. Wc aim to give you durability and service.
We have to keep some of the kind that doesn't wear
well, but wc prefer the other kind and put our best eilbrts
into selling it.
"The Best is Always the Cheapest."
BROOKS Si JONES
Now in Simmons' Block.
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, and
the Bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Aar.
Aidf Digestion, RegutatcJ
the Bowels, Strengthens
the Child nndMik-j
joi? forty ScTtIfruYgisMi* mall2fcToFj.l^FliTT,l?7CT&uMlo.
Wo"?m<f "'flpTiS?'ve* nnd ThrUEh- Kosovos and Prevent o
THE^ EFF^CT^S^^SJ^^COUNTERACT8 ANO OVERCOMES
fMb faFt-faCTS OF THE SUMMER'S HEAT UPON TEETHING CHILDREN.
W.B.KNIOHT. R.E. XKK\\\X~
KMUIIT & HARB,
Attorneys at Law.
Will prnetlco In all the State and
V cdoral Courts. Htrlct attention to all
business intrusted to them
Oflico up-stalrs, Simmons' Building
A new law fi ilm.
The undersigned havo this dnv en
tered into a partnership for tho practice
of law in the Courts of this State, under
the name of Simpson & Cooper nnd will
promptly attend to all business en
trusted to them.
H. Y. SiMrsoN,
H. A. OOOPAR.
Carriages, Buooies ar,d Wagons
s^mmm* Cheaper than Anybody. Come and See. '
LAURENS, S. C. H, CO'UHTS