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THE OL? RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
VERDICT WAS A
Why Was He Not Ac
IS MURDER CRIME?
White Man May Be Pun
To Bo Sure Ho Killed His Wife But
Then tho Newspapers "Lied"
on HI in.
At 8 o'olock Wednesday evening af
ter a hard-fought trial of three days,
Henry Patrlok was convioted of mur
der at Bennottsville, S. C. He will not
hing, however, as the jury recom
mended him to the nnrcy of the court,
which fixes tho penalty at life impri
Patrick is the man who killed his
wife just a month ago tonight. He did
not employ oounsel and the court ap
pointed Messrs. D. D. McOoll, Jr., and
J. W. Li9Grand to undertake the de
fense They made an earnest and
zealous Sight for their client, leaving
r.o stone unturned, and succeeded in
s wing his nock.
Monday morning these young gen
tlemen made an effort to have the trial
pos'ponod on tho ground that the pub
lic had been unduly wrought up and
prejudiced by newspaper articles
about the homicide published in Tho
State, Tho News and Courier and The
Pee Dee Advocate. Several affidavits
were read in which the doponents said
that It would be difficult for Patrick to
got a f ilr trial at tins term of court,and
the correspondents of the papers men
tioned were severely arraigned by
counsel and charged with deliberately
attempting to prejudice the public
against Patrick. Judgo Gary over
ruled the motion and the trial was
The first point gained by the defense
was the exclusion of tho testimony of
Patrick's 0-yoar-old daughter, little
Annie May, who Is the only known eye
witness to tho tragedy. Hhe was hold
to ba incompetent because .-he did not
understand tho nature of God, heaven,
hell and the devil. Annie May swore
at the coroner's inquest that her fa
ther cursed her mother with mfuy vile
oaths and then shot her while she was
saying, "Take that gun away;"
Patrick swore that the shoot'ng was
accidental. He said ho was loading If s
gun and It went off. His wife, he said,
was sitting on the eJ*oof tho bed fac
ing him. He grabbed her and laid her
on tho bad and then went out, never
seeing her again.
As a matter of fact, Mrs. Patrick's
body was found in an adjoining room,
lying la a pool of blood, with six cuts
on her throat and a gunshot wound In
tho side of her neck which severed the
spinal column and caused instant death
No effort was made by the defense to
explaiu the cuts nor how the dead
body got out of the room whore the
shooting occurred. Both of Patrick's
bands and sleeves wero bloody when
arrested, about two hours after the
homicido. Ho was then io a drunken
stupor. He said he drank liquor to kill
his trouble. Next morning Patrick
told several persons that he did hot
know anything about tho tragedy.
Later in the day ho gave the accident
The jury was in the room an hour
and a ha'f before rende ring the ver
Many Mothers of a Like Opinion.
Mrs. Pilmer, of Cordova, Iowa, says:
"One of my children was subject to
croup cf a severe typ?, and the giving
of Chamberlain's Remedy promptly,
always brought relief. Many mothers
in this neighborhood think the same as
I do about this remedy and want no
other kind for their children." For
sale by Laurens Drug Co.
Our New Discovery is sold by W. W.
Dodson, Laurens Drug Co. and Youngs'
Pharmacy under an absolute guar
antee Price ?1.00.
When you can own your own home
th? 2?isc money?
The Piedmont Havings and Invest
ment Company will enable you to do
Instead of Paying Rent for years
and owning nothing at the end of the
term the property is yours,
Meanwhile, you have had the home
from the first?with the motive to im
Owning one's home does more to
jako an independent man than any
A man with little or no property finds
it hard to borrow and build.
.-'ich men this oompany provides
Thero are hundreds of working
men in this town paying rent on
houses that are not cosy and comforta
Me, they have n > conveniences, that
are not kept np and that are not im
P'oving in value.
Loti in Laurens are cheap. Three
same men, with the rent money they
are paying, can all own homes in
which they will take p?ldo and which
will prow more valuable each year.
The Piedmont Savings and Invest
ment Company is not a building and
lean association. Why? Because tho
contract is certain and definite. The
borrower knows to a day when his
deht will be due. Moreover the rate of
Interest is lower.
*T. W. BALL imd M. f.. C#st*m afcrs
AMONG OUR FRIENDS.
Mies Porober of Minneapolis is the 1
guest of Mrs. Alex Long.
The Laurens County Teaohers's As
sociation will meet in the Graded
Sohool building, 8aturday, Deo. 5.
Mr. E. O. Frlerson of Spartanburg |
spent Thauksglviog with Mr. J. D.
Mr. Campbell Davenport of Augusta
spent Thanksgiving at his old home I
Cross Hill and made a brief visit to |
Laurens on Saturday.
Thanksgiving services were held at
all the ohurohes in tho city and were
well attended in spito of tho fact that
the woods wore full of bird hunters.
Mrs. Robert Boll will ropresent tho I
Laurens Chapter of tho Daughters of
the Confederacy at the state meeting
of the U. D. C. which comes off at Cam
don in December.
Rev. Mr. Huggin of the Second
Methodist Church preached a special
sermon on Sunday to the mombers of
tho Junior Order of the United Ameri
can Mechau'cs. A largo audience
hoard the sermon, which was greatly
A Beautiful Gorman.
The chiof event socially of Thanks
giving was tho German given Thurs
day ovoning by tho Laurens German
Club. It was attended by several
charming visitors as well as resident
bollos and was in all respects a great
The dancors were as follows :
MiS9 Galbralth, Spartanburg, with
Dr. Ohas. A. Ellett.
Miss Porober, Minneapolis, Minn.,
with Mr. J. K. Vane?.
Miss Mariogeno Caine with Mr. Al
Mt*s Annie Hichey with Mr. H. S.
Miss Lizzie Rlchoy with Mr. Thomas
Miss Louise Richey with Mr. Char
Miss Nellio Miller with Mr. Brooks
Mis3 Lyl Vance with Mr. J. W.
Miss Claud Crews wi h Mr. William
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Fergison.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. .lone'.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Long.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Lucas.
Dr. and Mrs. Jessie Teague.
The following "stags" were present:
Mr. Earlo Wi'?on, Mr. S. R. Todd,
Mr. G. W. Jheh and Mr. J. Y. Gar
The German commenced ai> 10 'o
olock and was Introduced by a grand
march led by Mr. J. Y. Garlington
with Mrs. Alex Long.
Married iu Cross Hill.
At tho Baptist Church, Cross Hill, S.
C, Wednesday, Nov. 23th at 6 o'clock
P. M., Mr. Robert A. Boyes aud Miss
Elizabeth Owens were married, Rev.
J. A. Martin, officiating.
The church was beautifully decor
ated, and a large congregation of
friends and relatives wore present to
witness the marriago ceremony.
At the appointed hour tho weddin
march was heard being rendered most
beautifully by Mrs. .lamoB Beeks. The
ushers, Mr. Joe Carter and Mr. Hugh
Leaman took their places. Noxtcame
Mary Owensand Ivatio Auitln,strewing
the way with (lowers. The brido came
leaning on the arm of her brother,
Mr. M. E. B. Owens. The groom was
attended by h's brother, Mr. W. T.
Boyce. They met facing tho minister
and were made ono.
All the exercises were pretty and im-1
pressive. These young poople have
launched their bark on tho river ?f J
wedded lives undor most pleasant cir
cumstances and their many friends
wish them much happiness and a long
and useful life.
Cures' Blood, Skin Troubles, Cancer,
Blood Poison. Greatest Blood
If your blood Is impure, thin, dis
eased, hot or full of humors, if you have
blood poison, cancer, carbuncles, eat
ing sores, scrofula,fcczema, itching, rh
inRS and lumps, scabby, pimply skin,
bone pains, catarrh, rheumatism, or
any blood or skin dlsoaso, taWo Botanic
Blood Balm (B. B. B ) according to di
rections. Soon all sores hod, aches
and pains stop, the b'ood is mado pure
and r'.cb, leaving the skin free from
every eruptions and giving the rich
glow of perfect health to the skin. At
the samo time B. B. B. improvos the
digestion, cures dyspepsia, strengthens
weak kidneys. Jus'? the medicine for
old people, as it gives them new, vig
orous blood. Druggists $1 per largo
bottle with directions for home cure.
Sample free and prepaid by writing
Blood Balm Co., At'anti, Ga. Describe
trouble and speoial free medical advice
also sent in sealed letter. B. B. B. is
especially advised for chronic, deep
seated cases of impure blood and skin
diseases, and eures after all olso falls.
Sold in Laurens by B. F. Posey.
for Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the .S/fTS^T
Signature of L^Z^ZT-CUcJC^
The regular annual meeting of tho]
Shareholders of the National Bank of I
Laurent?, H .C.,wlll bo hold at the Bank
ing house of said Bank on tho second
Tuesday in Janmry, 1004, being the]
12th d >y of the month.
JnO. AUO. BAHKMdAI.E .
R. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johns!one Welch & Todd
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
(ST Money to Loan at reasonable In
Laurens, S. C.
?W. C. IRBY, Jr.7
Attorney at Law.
Will , practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
Distress by day and night?
That's the complaint of thoso who
are so unfortunate as to bo alllielcd
with Eczema or Salt Rheum?and out
ward applications do not euro.
Tho source of the trouble is in tho
blood?make that pure and this scal
ing, burning, itching skin disease will
"I was taken with an itching on my
onus which proved very disagreeable. I
concluded It was Bait rheum and bought a
bottle of Hood's Barsaparllla, In two days
after I begun taking It i folt better and It
was not long before. I was cured. Have
never had any skin di.vubo ulnce." Idas.
IdaE. Wabd, CoYO Pol!)!, Md.
rid tho blood of all impurities and eure
A Thanksgiving Suggestion.
If you would give the members o?
your family one gord reason for a sin
cere Thanksgiving by supplying them
with good wholesome broad, ufo "Clif
ton" flour in its making. It will pro
duce bread that tickles the palate and
strengthens the body. Call for "Clif
ton" if you want, the best.
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
ONE CENT A WORD.
FOR sal?Fine and oak lumber and
pine and oak wood. Call or write to
J. H . Davis, Cliuton, S. C.
WANTED ? Persimmon, Dogwood
Hickory and Holly Lugs. Freight paid
on carloads, James Cockshott, Char
leston, S. C.
o ^k. .*3 ?a? <r& as?*, ac y*..
Boars tho m Kind Y?UjtojMQ?; B ?;,
Bignaturo /TP , .//St ? - ? -
State of South Carolina,
In Court of Common Pleas,
Piedmont Savings and Investment Com
pany, Plaintiff, against C. M. Mills,
Thomas Sanders and Fannio Cald
Pursuant to a decree of tho court in
the above stated action, I will sell at
Laurens, C. H , S. C, on Salesday in
December, 1003, it being the 7th day of
tho month, to the highest bidder, the
following lot of land, to wit:
All that lot of land, containing ono
acre, more or less, situate in tho city of
Laurens, County and state above
named, bounded by lands of Mrs. viary
Y. Garlington, C. Vi. Mills and Hamp
ton Street, same being tho lot con
veyed to Fannie Caldwell, by Jno. W.
Simpson, on July 14th, 1871.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash and the
balance on a crodit of ono year, with
leave to tho purchaser to pay all cash,
tho credit portion to bear inter, st from
the dato of sale and to be secured by
bond of the purchaser and a mortgage
of tho promises, tho mor'gage to pro
vido for Insurance on tho buildings in
favor of said ollicor to the extent of the
mortgage debt. If the purchaser at
said sale do not immediately comply
therewith, the said olllcer is directed
to sell immediately, or on some subse
quent Salesday at tho risk ot said pur
chaser, and continue to do so until
thero shall bo found a purchaser who
will comply with bis bid.
JOHN F. BOLT,
O. O. c. P.
State of South Carol inn,
COUNTY OF LACHENS. J
In Common Pleas.
Sallie L. Daniel, Mamie S. Fuller and
Alia Leo Ellis, Plaintiffs, against
vlary C. Smith, Wilmot Smith, In
dividually, and as Administrator of
the estate of Dr. John It. Smith, de
ceased, et ah
Pursuant to an order of tho court in
tho 'Above stated case, dated October,
80, 1908, I will sell at L urons, C. H.,
on Salesday in December next, hoing
the 7th day of tho month, during tho
legal hours of sale, the following de
scribed real estato, situated in the
County and State aforesaid.
Tract No. 1,containing 103 7-10 acre?,
raoro or loss, bounded by lands ot J. P.
Jones, Joseph T. Johnson. Thomas
Hood and tracts Nos. 2 and 3.
Tract No. 2, containing 102 2-10 acres,
mora or less, bounded by lands of J. P.
Jones, estate of John It. Owings, Ii. L.
Henderson and tracts Nos, 1 and 3.
Traco No. 3, containing !)7i acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of J. C.
Mariin, P. II. Baldwin and tracts Nos.
1 and 2.
Terms of Sal .?One-half of purchase
money cash; balance on a credit of
twelve months, secured by bond of tho
purchaser and a mortgago of tho prem
ises sold, with interest from day of
Bale, with leave to tho purchaser to piy
his entire bid in cash. Purchaser to
pay for paper. If tho purchaser fails
to comply with tho terms of ealo, land
will be resold on trio same or some
subsequent salesday on tho same terms
at the risk of tho f irmer purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT,
c. o. o p.
Dr. Chas. A. Ellett,
Persons having business with
the Supervisor will find him or his
slork in the Office Mondays anr}
Fridays of oaoh week.
H. B. H?mbbp.t, Sup. L. O.
CUT THIS OUT.
Take this ad to WILUAtyfSON
The Jeweler and get 5 per cent
discount on all Watches, Dia
monds, Jewelry, Cut Glass and
Silverware bought of him within
next 60 days.
Nov. t, 1903.
Beautiful White Teeth.
Easy enough if jou
use tho right helps.
THESE FOIt INSTANCE:
A Guaranteed Tooth Brush re
placed if the bristles come out
stamped, "Laurens Drug Co." on
the back only 25 cents.
A tube of Bntbynol tooth paste. Will
not soratch the enamel. Dontists
recommend it. 25 cents.
IP YOU CAN'T COME -TELEPHONE.
Telophono whether you can come or
not, we'll servo you just as prompt
Our telephones are hero for servlco,
not for show. And 1 bore's ado
livery boy hero for quick dolivory,
not because wo like to liavo him
Sales agency for "Huyler Candy."
Laurens Drug Co*
Goods Delivered Phonev75.
You can got Hardware that docs and Hardware that
doesn't wear well. The element of durability enters into
Hardware just as much as it does into clothing or shoes.
We make a point of selling hardware for hard
wear. We aim to give you durability and service.
We have to keep some of the kind that doesn't wear
well, but we prefer the other kind and put our best efforts
into selling it.
"The Best is Always the Cheapest."
BROOKS St JONES
Now in Simmons' Block.
Why order a Sewing Machine when you can buy thisDrop=head from
people you know for $18.00 with a TEN YEAR Guarantee?
Same Machine with plain cover only $15.00. Remember wo sell Needles for all Sewing
Machines. Can furnish any part and piece for any Sewing Machine made.
vJ. O. C. FLEMING St OO.
To C^e&CoMliaC ? ).Day ?
Take Laxative Bromo Qftlnhm Tablets, ^
Seven Million boxes toM In post 13 rocniLo. 11 " 8?gi :?; t! ? 5, ^
'sT^rtr^*** box. 25c.
For No Man.
The following seeds are for Present Sow
ing. We have Crimson Clover, Red Clover,
Alfalfa, Burr Clover, Beardless and Bearded
Barley, Blue Stem and Currolls Prolific
Wheat, Rye, Vetch and Rape.
Halo of Bank Stock.
By authority glvon by an order of O.
Q, Thompson, Judge of Probate I will
?oll before the Court House door on
Salesday In Docember next, being the
7th dny of tho month, within the logal
hours of sale, two sharos of s'ook of
tho National Bank of Laurens, S. O,
said Btock being of tho par value of
ono hundred dollars per share.
Terms of sale?Cash.
Administrator of John R. Smith, doc'd
Will sell at Woodruff, S. 0., Tues
day, December, 15, 1903, at 2 o'clock p.
in., to the highest bidder, ono two
story brick store corner of Main and
Georgia streets, 20 x 00 ft. with lot in
tho rear 2f> x 25 ft. Also vacant, lot ad
joining atoro on Main strest 80 x 125
foot. Also vacant lot on Georgia street
22 x 50 feet. Terms cssh.
j. W. Martin,
. = , - -
t| we have ^
I iL BEAURO 1
? ^^fe^P^ I^^^^Qfl to offer at a price that is cheaper than you ji
? ^^^^^Ss have ever seen a High Class Piece of %
9^ Furniture sold for. If you don't 2^
2^ vy<\|?S39 one of these you will miss A
LOOK EARLY AND OFTEN.
'We want people to look; \vc ask them to look. It is the care
ful, discriminating buyers that we seek most, for when wc
gain their custom we have it for good. Holiday time
is a trying time. The matter of choosing Gifts is
a worry to all of us. Seeing helps the choos
ing, and wc ask everybody to see what
we carry. Take all the time you
want, make all comparisons you
like. Wc have gifts for
every member of your '
family, at prices that
will make a little
money go a
W. W. Dodson.
WE ARE LOOKINQ m
FOR YOUR ORDERS
COLUMBIA LUMBER & MFC. CO.
COLUMBIA S C
Now is the Time to Dose Stock.
.WE MAME A SPECIALTY OF.
International Stock Food Company's Products
.WHICH HAVE A WORLD-WIDE REPUTATION! .
International Stock Food, 25c and 50c; Colic
cure, 50c; Gall Cure, 25c; Louse Killer, 25c;
Poultry Food, 25c; Quick Cleaner, 25c; Silver
Pine Healing Oil, 25c
Use in Time! Prevent Diseases!
A Small Investment May Save Yon Great Loss!
ONE CAR LOAD OF ABOVE JUST RECEIVED,
Onr Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany 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
drape (1 in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night orSunday'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Balentine House.
R. P. MILAM & CO.
W.B. KNIGHT. R.E. BA?II
KNIGUT & BABB,
Attorneys at Law.
W Will praotloe In all the State and
Federal Courts. Strict attention to all
bubtnoBS intrusted to them
Office up-stalrs, Simmons' Building.
W. Y. B?YD,
Attorney at Uw.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all businees.
J. N. LEAK,
Offers his services to the peo
ple of Laurens ounty
I will bo at my Ofllco ovovy day du?
ring the week, except Thursday, and.
on that day also, if notified.
O. Q. THOMPSON,
, Probate Judge.