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The Browning Case for the
Piaintlff in Damage Case
Insurance Company Won Its Case, P.
II. Madden of Cross Hill, Belog
The court of common pleas adjourned
The jury after being out all night
found for the defendant In the oase of
Providence Maohtne Company against
Mrs. M. E. Browning.
In the case of MoDaniel against the
C. & W. C. Ry. Co. the plaintiff was
In the ca*? of Pat Madden of Cross
Hill agalnsc the Phoenix Fire Insur
ance Company to collect a 91200. pol
icy, Judge Townsend directed the jury
to bring in a verdict for the defendant
Probably there will be appeals to the
supreme court in all these cases. A
civil case that amounts to anything
always goes to the suoreme court and
some oases go several times. Probably
King Solomon was the only judge that
ever .succeeded in settling law suits
New Firm Formed.
Clary & Adams, composed of Mr. J.
E. Clary and Mr. Jeff Adams, is the
name of a new merchandise brokerage
ilrm. Mr. Clary has been in the busi
ness here for some time and Mr. Ad
ams has been with S. R. Todd. Both
arc popular men and have the good
Wishes of the community.
Referred To "Uncle John Copeland."
Congressman Adam Bode of Minne
sota, a Republican, in a speech last
week that has made him famous, re
cited the following lines?descriptive
of a citizen's hard luck:
HU horse went dead and his mule went
And he lost six uows in a poker game:
Thin a hurricane came oa a summer
And blew the house where he lived
And an earthquake came when that
?And swallowed the land that the house
Then the tax collector, he came 'round,
.Ami charged him up with the hole in
END OF BITTER FIGHT.
"Two physicians had a long and
stubborn fight with an abcess on my
right lung" writes J- F. Hughes of Du
Pont, Ga. "and gave up. Everybody
thought my time had come. j... a last
resort I tried Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption. The benefit I
received was striking and I was on my
feet la a few days. Now I've entirely
regained my health." It conquers all
Coughs, Colds, Throat and Lung trou
bles. Guaranteed by T.siiiri-nu Italia
Co. and W. W. Dodson. Price 60 cents
and 11.00. Trial bottles free.
25 H. P. engine and boiler, in good
repair. Also, 2t acre lot of land on
Sullivan street, suitable for building
5- Room cottage on Hampton Street.
8-Room house, on W. Main Street.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
. C-room house on West Main Street.
6- room house on Hampton Street.
50 shares Watts Mill stock.
10 shares Enterprise Bank stock.
5 shares Laurens Cotton Mills stock.
188 acres land In Jacks Township.
16 acres bottom land near Liurens.
8-room house on Jones Street.
6-room house on East Main Street.
8-room house on North Harper St.
. 3 store lots In Clinton, S. C.
M. L. Copeland.
1BEAL ESTATE, STOCKS, BONDS.
Twenty-five years practical ex
perience, and the fact that we do
the largest business in Seeds in the
Southern States, enables us to
supply every requirement la
GARDEN AND FARM SEEDS
to the very best advantage, both
as regards quality and price.
Truckers and Farmers
requiring large quantities of Seeds
are requested to write for special
prices. If you have not received
a copy of WOOD'S SEED BOOK
for 1004, write for It. Thsralsflot
another publication anywhere
that approaches It In the useful
and practical Information that
It gives to Southern farmers
Weed's Seed Boele will be mtAM tree
oar*q??*t. Write te-dey?
*? oet delay.
T.W, Wood & Sons, Seedsmen,
RIOHMOND, ? VIR8IHIA.
AMONU OUR FRIEND .
Mr. Gus Franks is now in charge of
tho weave room at Watts Mills.
Mr. R. D. Nancj of Cross Hill wus
Mr. F. B. Wilcuttof Waterloo was
in town Thursday.
Mr. O. W. Zeigler of Or.ngeburg is
now stenographer for Mr. N. B. Dial.
Dr. A. O. Fuller was In the city
Miss Mary I alar of Anderson visited
Mies Josephine Minter last week.
Miss Annie Garllnglon is visiting
Miss Bessie Todd.
Mr. J. I. Young of Jacks was iu tho
city last week.
Mr. J. T. Garrett of Youngs was in
the city last weok.
Mr. Barnes, the spinning room boss
at Watts Mills, has arrived with his
family. He comes from the Buffalo:
Mr. J. Wright Nash of the Spartan
burg bar was here at court last week,
Mr. Wright is a native of this county.
In Spa?tauburg he has achieved suc
cess as a lawyer. He Is a brother of
Mrs. J. E. Philpot of this city.
Dr. William Benham, a nativo of this
county, dlod at his home in Carters
ville, Ga , last week at the age of 82.
Three married daughters survive him.
Dr. Benham left Laurens many years
ago but was here on a visit in about
1900. He was related to the Irby family
and others in Laurens.
Married at Ora.
Married, January 28, 1904, by Itev.
B. H. Grier, at the mause, Ora, S. C.,
Miss Clara Martin and Mr, J. W. Wal
lace, all of Laurens County.
MARRIED THURSDAY NItiUT.
Nuptials of Mr. Edgar Barksdalo and
Miss tiena Brauilott.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
B. Bramlett In this city last Thursday
night their daughter, Miss Gena, and
Mr. Edgar Bardsdale, eon of M>*. and
Mrs. D. C. Barksdalo, *ore married.
Rev. J. D. Pitts performed the cere
The bride is a charming young wo
man and has a large circle of friends to
wish her all happiness. Mr. Barksdalo
is the book-keeper for S. M. & E. H.
Wilkes. He is one of the best of the
young men in this town,which is saying
a good deal, and everybody likes him.
The couple are receiving congratula
tions on all sides that are most sincere.
Misses Lucia Barksdalo and Mamie
Bird came up from Huntington for the
TEACHERS TO MEET.
The Program Auuouuced for Session on
The La????-" **' "?'- *
oiatlon will meet in the Court House,
Saturday, February 20th. The follow
ing program has been prepared:
1. Lectures In Civil Government.?B.
2. Facing Difficulties in School
Work.?Thos. F.Jones, W. P. Culbert
T*eachera will urge their trustees to
attend this meeting as matters impor
tant to them will be discussed.
TWO NEGROES SHOT.
Lex Sullivan Fuslladed Harper Street
Eager for vengeance upon Tom Coon
whom he charged with stealing his
gloves, Lex Sullivan, at 9,30 o'clock
Friday night raktd Harper Street in
the rear of the opera house with a
"galling lire" from his five shooter. T.
Goon received a wound in the wrist
and another in the breast. The latter
Is serious though Coon is expected to
recover. Stobi Parks, the store-keeper
in whose place the row began, was tho
nnhappy recipient of ono of Lex's bul
lets in the calf of his leg. Lex was not
shooting at Stobe.
Lex, the shooter, escaped soon aftor
the shooting. The affair caused con
siderable excitement in the city.
The shooter and the shootecs aro
The startling announcement that aj
pr?ventive of aulcido had been discov
ered will interoFt many. A run down
system* or despondency invariably p e
cedes suicide and something has been
found that will prevent that condition
which maks suicide likely, At the first,
thought of self destruction take Flee-1
trio Bitters. It being a great tonlo and
nervine will strengthen tho nerves and
build up the system. It'd also a great
Stomach, Liver and Kidney reguator.
Only 50 cents. Satisfaction guaranteed
by Laurens Drug Co. and W, W. Dod
rAniLMfS0?ments under this heading must
be aocomp/?nied by the fee,Tliroo Dol
lars. Annoytfopmenta to run until aftor
Jbe first Primary .J
Many friends of Major M. H.
Ferguson, from every Township in
the County, havo solioited him to
become a candidate for Coroner
at the next Primary Bleotlo?, and
he has consented. He will abide
the rales and regulations of said
For Infants and Chileron,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Pay Your Road Tax.
The time for paying Road Tax ex
pires on thi lit day of March next
Time for paying other taxes, with two
>per cent penalty, expires Fob. 29th.
v i. h!copel\nd,
Treasurer l. C.
Ml Stuffed Up
That's the condition of many sufferer!
from catarrh, especially in thn morning.
Great difficulty i3 experienced in clear
ing the"head and thront.
No wonder catarrh causes headache,
impairs the taste, emell and hearing,
pollutes the brcuth, deranges the stom
ach and affects tho appetite.
To cure catarrh, treatment must he
constitutional?alterative and tonic.
?'I was afU'ctcd with catarrh, I took
medicines of different kinds, ^1 vtup eneb
a fair trial; but gradually crow worse until
I could hardly hear, taste or smell. I Hier
concluded to try flood's Sarsuparilla, and
after taking live bottles I wns cured and
have not bad any return of tho disease
since." BOOBME FOBBBB, Lebanon, Kan.
Cures catarrh?:t soothes and s! length
ens tho mucous membrano and builds
up the wholo system.
FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD.
The Information Contain
ed in this Statement is
Invaluable to Laurens
When a resident of Laurens, whose
statomsnt appears bolow, who has no
monetary or other interest in the arti
cle which he endorses, who is anxious
to do his acquaintances and fellow resi
dents a good turn, who publishes in
this paper his experience with Doan's
Kidnov Pills?that citizen must have
good and sufficient roason for doing 80.
The following should dispel any doubt
which may havo existed in the reader's
mind's on this subject.
L. H Potter, employed in tho Cotton
Mill, residing on Factory Hill, says:
"My kidneys and baok have bothered
mo for quite a while. My back seems
to be tho weakest spot about me, and
when 1 take cold it always settles
there and knocks mo out. I have been
so bad at times that I had to lose sev
eral days from work. Tho kidney se
cretions were disordered, very dark
and full of sodlment and annoyed me
by making mo getupdurlng the night.
I tried different romodles and wore
plasters but nothing did me any good
until I got a box of Doan's Kidney
Pills at Palmetto Drug Company's
store. Since using thorn tiio backache
has loft mo and I can sleep all night
without my rest being disturbed and
the kidney secretions have all cleared
up and now have no sediment in thorn "
For sale by all dealors. Price ?O cts.
Foster-Mil burn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan'a and
take no substiuto.
MILLIONAIRE'S POOR STOMACH.
The worm-out stomach of tho over
fed millionaire is often paraded in the
public prints as a horrible example of
the evil attendant on tho possession of
great wealth. But millionaires are not
tho only ones who aro alllicted with bad
stomachs. Tho proportion is far more
among the toilers. Dyspepsia and in
digestion are rampant among those
people, and they suffer far worse tor
tures than the millionaire unices they
avail themselves of a starndard medi
cine like Green's AugU8tFIowor,which
has been a favorite household remedy
for all stomach troubles for oyer thirty*
five years. August Flower rouses tho
torpid livor, thus creating appetite and
iusurlng perfect dlgeotlon. It tones
and vitalizes tho entire system and
makes lifo worth living, no mattor
what your station. Trial bottles, 25c;
regular size, 75c. Laurens Drug Co.
100 Boxes of the Famous
Kidney Cure and Nerve
To Be Given Away
In order to demonstrate the wonder
ful merits of tho above remedy we
want every one sulloring from Kidney
or Bladdor troublos and all Nervous
Disorders such as Nervous Debility,
Nervous Exhaustion, Sleeplessness,
Dizziness, Cloudy Brain, Lost Vitality,
&c, to como to our store and allow us
to present the'm with a regular 50 cts.
Box of Hindipo tho Now Nerve Tonic
and Kidney Cure.
Cut this out and bring to our store.
LAURENS DRUG CO.,
Laurens, S. 0.
THE Auditor's Office will bo oner
from the 1st day of January to tho 20tl
day of February, 1003, to receive re
turns of Real Estate and Personal prop
erty for taxation in Laurens County.
It will save much time to taxpayers
also greatly facilitate the work of tho
Assessor, if every person before leaving
homo will mako out a complete list of
every item of personal property in tbo
Horses, cnttlc, mules, sheep and goats, 1
hogs, organs and pianos, watches, wag
ons and carriages, dogs, merchandise,
machinery and engims, moneys, notes
and accounts above indebtedness and all
other property, including household.
It is always required that the Auditor
?et the first given namo of the tax-pay
er in full.
Under the head of "placo of resi
dence" on tax return, give the town
All malo citizons between tlie ages of
twenty-one and sixty years, on the Lt
of January, except thoso who are incap
able of earning a support from being
maimed, or from ptlier puusod are dco-n
I ed taxable polls, Confodcrate veterans
And all taxpayers are roqnired to
give the number of their school district.
[They are a'so requehtod to stato wheth
j er the property is situated in town or
After the 20th day of February next,
fifty per cent penalty wiii ho attached
for failure to mnke returns.
In every community thero aro per
sons who cannot r ad or that do not
take a newspapor. Those moro fortu
nate may do such persons a groat favor
by telling them of the time to make re
turns, or by returning for thorn.
The assessing and pollution of taxes j
are done in the same year, and we have
to aggregate the number and value of
all horses, mules, cattle, and all other
pieces of rersonal property, as well as
the acres of land, lots and buildings and
their value, that there aro in this Coun
ty, am! have the same on file in the
Comptroller General's office by the 30th
of June of e?oh year, and, from that
time to the first dar of October tho Au
ditor's and Treasurer's duplicates have
to be completed and an abstract of the
work in the Comptroller Ge if ral's office
by that time, which will show at a
glance that the Auditor has no time |, >
take returns,or anything else much, be
tween the 1st of Ootober. but work on
I the books and the blank),;, We hope,
[therefore, that all taxpayers will mako
tbelr returns in time.
Q, h. POWER,
Did You Know?
That "Red Flax" Cough
Syrup will cure any cough if
taken in time.
Every bottle guaranteed.
The Laurens Drug Co.
The following License Fees for hawk
ors and poddlors for Laurens County
was adopted by the County Board of
Commissioners at its annual meeting
on January 6, 1004, for the onsulng
year as provided by law:
Foot Peddlers, medicine or mer
chandise, .? 10 GO
Peddlers, 1 horsa team,. 40 00
Peddlers, 2 horse team,. 60 00
Stove Range or other Stoves, 1st
wegon,. 75 00
Fach additional wagon,. W) 00
Clocks, one team,. 50 00
Each additional,. 30 00
Lightning Bods, 1st wagon, . 50 00
Each additional. 8Q 00
Spectacles, foot,. 30 00
Piano, organ, 1 horse team,. 100 00
Piano, organ, 2 horse team,. 150 00
L'censo issued will be good until De
cember 31, 1904. The word wagon
means any vehicle used in the traiiic.
It I v tliu duty qf magistrates and coi|.
stables to demand of any peddler hi*
license and to arrest any peddler not
having license, oxcept persons exempt
II. B. HUMBEHT,
Supervisor, L. C.
John H. Hunter,
Notice Is hereby given (by reason of
the death, of Dr. T. JJ, Todq, there be
ing a vacancy in Council) tliat an ejec
tion for Aldirman to succeed the t*\a
Dr. T. E Todd, deceased, will be held
in the C>ty of Laurens on Tuesday,
February, the 16th, 1904.
The polls will be opened at the Coun
cil Chamber, In the city of Laurens, at
9 A. Mf and close at fj P. M,
Only (|uallttod voters from the said
6th Ward, who were duly registered
for the last general municipal election
will be allowed to vote.
Messrs. U. W. Anderson, W. H. Gar
rett and W. t?. Rlohardscm have been
duly appointed Managers of said elec
By order of the City CouppU of Lau-,
rens, this the 18th day of January, 1904
Spectacles, with teaun.
Sowing jnacn,nu, orm wagqn,
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
L. ?. BAM.tt.fL. 8.1
1L00K OUT FOR THE CARS ^
That are rolling into Laurens, marked for S. H. & E. H. WILKE5. g|
They contain an immense stock of the celebrated jff
0 BUCK'S STOVES AND RANGES. g
8Carload after carload of these celebrated Stoves and Ranges sold by A
us each year and the demand for them is constantly increasing.
Satisfied 44Buck" Customers our best advertisement. ?
One case Dress Ginghams in
Spring colors. One case colored Welts.
A lot figured white goods for waists,
designs new, quality good, price low.
The announcement of full lines for
Spring wear will be made in due time.
W. G. WILSON & CO.
HERE IS A PAIR
You rarely find yoked together?absolutely pure
drugs and reasonable prices.
Our drugs arc always pure. We buy none but the
best, and we buy in small quantities, so that they
are always fresh and of full strength.
Our prices are modest because we arc satisfied with
one profit?we don't want a half a dozen profits on
DODSON'S DRUG STORE.
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/Irs /fs Jfs >B\ MT\ Mr\ ?T. Ills Jf. /fs IT. ? ? Ms ? ?"? ? ? ? ?f' ? "f' "? 't"" 1"'? "t' ?1T 5f!7in Tj'TtT!
THe Groat KIDNEY, NERVIO,
and BRAIN FOOD.
Restores the VIM, VIGOR and VITALITY of youth. Sold
under a positive guarantee to cure nervous debility, nervous ex
haustion, insomnia, failing memory, lost vitality, and all KIDNEY
and BLADDER troubles. Prevents BRIGHT'S DISEASE, lum
bago, jaundice. Clears the brain and wards off early decay, insan
ity, consumption and death. Makes the weak strong and the old
young again. Fifty Cents per box; 12 boxes $5.00. No cure no
Come in and get a Free Booklet.
For Sale Only By
LAU RENS DRUG CO.
B?* Look for tfie free distribution advertisement that appears
in this paper this week.
Notice ol' Final Settlement
Take notice that on the 15th clay of
February, 1904, at the office of O. G.
Thompson, Probate Judge of Laurens,
South Garolina, I will settle the estate
of Elbert O. Rowland, deceased, and at
same time will apply for a final dis
charge. All persons indebted to said
estate must settle same before said
date and all persons holding olaims
against raid estate must present and
prove the same or be forever barred.
Martha E. Rowland,
Money to Lend.
On first mortgage of improved farms.
Easy terms. No commission. Borrower
pays only actual expenses of loan.
C. D. BARKSDALE,
Laureos, 8. 0.
October, 2ft, 19Q3.
u. H. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
Johnstone Welch & Todd
Will Practice in all Courts, State and
Federal. Office, Law Range.
<9" Money to Loan at reasonablo in
La u rens , S. C.