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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
* Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens , S. C.
Palmetto Drug Co.
I .aureus, S. C.
C. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7. 1904.
Blaze Originated in Phin
ney & Co.'s Warehouse
STARTED FROM A 8TOYE
Mr. Watt s,Broker, Lost Entlrer Stock?
Adjoining Buildings were also
Clinton, Dec. 5.-On Friday morn
ing about seven o'olock the warehouse
owned by J. H. Phinney & Co. was
found to bo cd llro Mr. Wat a, a
broker who occupied the building, h?d
tjone home for Lrea^f^t-t and the ?up
po.ickn is that tbe fire itarwd from
the stove during l.li absence. Ail of
Ids stock was lost. The buildings owned
by Bailey Br is. and A. B. B aaely
were also destroyed. Nearly all the
goods in the two last buildings were
removed, badly damaged.
Mrs. Camp, of Morganton, N. C, is
spending sometime here with her sis
ter, Mrs. Thomas Jacobs.
Madame? J. A. Bailey, John Robert
son and J. Q Phillips and Miss Agatha
Davis attended the reception given by
.Mrs. Jack Davis last week.
Miss Mary Mllam left latt week for a
visit to relatives in Union.
Miss Eunloe Wofford entertained a
party of friends last Thursday evening
in honor of her guest, Miss Besiie Aus
tin of Monroe.
Mrs. C. M. B<*iley will return this
week from a visit to V irginia.
Mrs. U. S. Bean returned la=t week
after a month's stay in Augusta with
her sister, Mrs. Landon Thomas.
On Tuesday evening Miss Bessie
Austin was the guest of honor at a tea
given by Miss Margaret Parrott.
Those present were Misses Katherlne
Copeland, Eliza Horton, Eunice Wof
ford Bessie Austin, Marion McC-ary
and Elizabeth Bean.
Rev. J. B. Parrott spent last week In
Chester attending tho Baptist Conven
Miss Bessie Austin of Monroe, N. C.
is visiting Miss Eunioe Wofford.
A PROGRESSIVE COMPANY.
'The Great Business Being Done by the
Uibbes Machinery Company.
Elsewhere in this issue our readers
will find the advertisement of the
Gibbes Machinery Company, of Co
lumbia, South Carolina. This concern
is one of the largest machinery houses
in the South, doing an extensive busi
ness in this and nearly all other South
ern States. They have representatives
in all the principal tov:ns, and their
traveling men constantly cover their
respective territories. Their line is
quite comprehensive, embracing, as it
does, machinery for almost every
branch of industry. A brief list of
their specialties Is as follows:
Slide valve, automatic, soriiss, Irao
1ion, portable, hoisting, gasoline and
kerosine engines; stationery, portable,
vertical and "new era" boilers; con
ensers; feed water heater?; complete
inning outfit?; the Murray cotton ele
ating system* the Murray oleaning
eder; boss cotton presses; Liddell di
et-acting steam cylinder pressep, sin
gle and double box; the Dederiok line
of hay presses; saw mills and saw mill
machinery: edgets; trimmers; bolters;
lath and shingle machines; drag saw
machines; lather;; spoke and handle
machinery; planers and matchers; re
saws; band saws; rip raws; chain mort
isors; swing saws; live rolls; wood split
ters; circular saws; mandrels; Insulator
pin, bracket and cross-arm machinery;
crate, box, barrel and stave machinery:
?excelsior machiuos; wood working ma
chinery generally; grist mills; feed
mills; . threshing machinery, grain
cleaning machinery; rioe hullers; brick
machinery?clay and sand-lime; hot air
pumping engines; steam pumps, power
pumps, machine tools of every descrip
In addition to the large and improved
shingle machlnrs they handle, the
Gibbes Machinory Company are build
ing the Gibbes self-feed portable shin
gle machine, which they claim to bo
tbe latest and most improved machine
of tho kind on the market. The popu
larity of this little machine lias sur
passed thoir mo^t sanguine expecta
Tho Gibbes Machinery Company is
now giving particular nttentlo-i to
the installation of complete equipments
for crato, box, barrels and excelsior
a ctorio8. Th*y have recently furnish
ed equipments for several largo enter
prises of this nature, the most import
ant of thorn being tho Southern Manu
facturing Company of Savannah, Ga.,
which concern uses twenty-eight of
their improved excelsior cutting ma
chines, steam power excelsior press,
etc ; and the Meridian Mattress Faotory
of Meridian, Miss, using twelve of their
excelsior cutting machir.es, press, etc.
In thoir advertisement they are of
fering to send users of machinery either
a pocket atlas or a calendar, and they
do this merely in order to keop them
selves before the machinery-using pub
lic. An atlas orcale. d ir will bi sent
without cost to those who use machin?
ery or expect to buy machinery of any
kind, and will write the Gibbes Ma
chinery Company so stating.
A 700 acre farm ':>c>ted In Marion
oonnty nve miles from a railroad was
recently sold for $28,000 c?th.
%=)JL^m 1? O X J\. .
Boar* Uli ^J^^^^^ jgffl ^oug>>!
FOR NEGRO YOUTHS
Jeff I). Pitts Prime Mover
A HOME PURCHASED.
Will be Modolod After Two or the Lead
ing Negro Industrial Schools
of the South.
Jeff I). Pitts of Maddens Is interest
ing himself and his friends in a plan
looking to the < s'aMlshmf at of a home
and industrial lohool for colored Loys
Tho site for tho propo:cd home and
school is a 400 aero tract, looa'ed about
a mile from Maddt-us and s known as
the Henry place. This tract has b on
bought by Pitts from Col. Shaw at $8
an acre. There are one or two settle
ments and a three horse farm open on
Pitts has had this schemo in view
sevoial months and during this time
ha has had considerable correspond
ence with Bookor Washington of tho
Tusosgeo School and College and
Rlohard Carroll of the Industrial
Home for negro youths in Hichland
county, near Columbia, concorning tho
building of such an institution in Lau
Both of these colored leaders have
given Pitts valuable information and
much encouragement. It is the pur
pose to model the new home and sch ml
after the plan of Washington's and
A capital of something liko $0,000
will be required to make some needed
improvements, equip the farm and to
establish some smtll industries, such
as brick yards, wood shops, etc
Pitt? owns land, farm i successfully
and is a worthy and responsible negro.
He has enlisted the moral and finan
cial susport of numerous white citizens
as well as that of his race who are de
sirous of seeing their boys and girls
trained to work and prepared for livos
The home and school will of course
bo interdenominational but tin relig
ious and moral welfare of tho institu
tion will not be neglected.
Application will be made to the Sec
retary of State for a commission to or
ganize and secure a charter for the
Company just as soon ai the details of
some business matters have been ar
Death of a Child.
The nuraeious friends throughout
the county and State of Mr. ?nd Mrs.
D. C Smith of Waterloo will greatly
regret to hear of the death of thoir lit
t'e son, Harold Smith, at Waterloo last
Friday, aged two years and one month.
He was sick about four weeks.
The funeral servieoj, conducted by
Rev. R. R. Dagnall, were held Satur
day morning in the Waterloo Metho
dist Churoh and the interment was at
the Wa'erloo cemetery.
ROYAL ARCII MASONS.
Rising Sun Chapter No. <> Elected
At a regular communication of Ris
ing^Sun Chapter No. 0 RoyU Arch Ma
sons hold last Friday evening, officers
for the ensuing year wero elected as
follows: G. P. Smith, high priest: H.
B. Humbert, king; F. M. Smith, scribe;
W. P. Caine, 6ecroUry, W. W. Dodson,
treasurer; M,* L. Nash, captain of the
host; C. M. Miller, principal sojournor;
J. S. Machen, royal arch captain; R. F.
Jones, master of tho third vail; W. B.
! Sloan, master of tho second vail; A.
ffSbha; >r, m??9t-.r >f the first vail; W.
a, Gilkerson, Jr., sentinel.
Immediately atter tho election tho
new officers were duly installed by the
Chapter No. (> is in a flourishing con
dition with a membership increased
from about 20 to 80 within four years.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Dr. Len G. Broughton at the opera
house to-night, Deo. 7. Hoar him.
Mr. W. W. Grumbles of Itapley wari
in the city Monday.
Dr. J. R. Culborteon, of Owings sta
tion was in town Salesday,
Miss Fronde Kennedy and Miss Lib*
bie Spencer of Clinton vbited Ml-s
Willou Bojd la*-t Friday an I Saturday.
You have often oxpr-csed a desire to
hoar Dr. Broughton, the distinguished
Atlanta divine. Tho opportunity will
be given you to gratify that wish
Mr. It. 10. Babb, worshipful master
of Palmetto lodge No. 10 a. F. mm
will represent his lodgo at tho meet
ing of the Grand Lodge in Charleston
Mr. J. F. Bolt of tho First Methodist
church will leave Friday for Darlington
for the purposo of attonding the South
Carolina Methodist Conference next
week. Rev, W. H. Duncan and Kev. J.
G. Huggin will not go down before
Ilargalns nt 0 11 Simmons Company
One lot now style Oxford coats* I. t?">
One lot now stylo Tan coats $2.00
Ono lot fine up-to-dato Tan coAts,
worth $0 50 to $7.f>0 now only 14 7?
See us lor all wool Blanket*, tho best
in Laurons for tho price
For Ohrlstmas a full lino of Gloves,
Ties, Umbrellas and Furs
If you want good Shoes see our great
New Millinery a?rivlng overy few
days. See us for the latest.
I And Now
We have had a grand season's business so far, and now we are pulling ourselves together for a "wind
up" with the greatest Christmas trade in the history of this house.
Nothing but good shoes can give necessary protection to the foot from the bleak winds and frosty Decem
ber mornings. We have them. If you wan't shoddy shoes don't come to us; but if you want the good
kind of shoes at what you pay for shoddy ones, just give us a look. All styles, all weights, all qualities
in good shoes.
48c to $3.50
iocts. to $2
98cts. to $4.00
CLOAK? t CLOAKS!
Our Cloak business has been surprisingly large, and on the decline in prices, which always takes place as
the season advances, we have made heavy purchases, and for those who have yet to buy their Cloaks we
have some eye-opening values. We now offer:
Lot of Tan Jackets, plain but very neat, and of very
Lot of Tan Jackets in the new box cut, trimmed in
velvet and new buttons with belt, looks like a five
dollar coat, at
Lot of good quality, new style Jackets, the newest
style, seven and one-half dollars material in them,
Lot of handsome Satin Lined Jackets in Light Tan
and Black, with straps over shoulders, elegantly
made, and would sell for eight and one-half dollars,
our price now
Lot of neatly trimmed, up-to-date m cut, Oxford
Coats, easily worth three and one-half dollars, at
We do not buy at the beginning of a season all the Millinery we
think we can sell and thus bar ourselves from buying the Novel
ties which come out later. Our Millinery Parlor will be replenished
every few days with the very latest, and you can depend on al=
ways finding the latest in our Ladies' Headwear Department.
Our Dress Goods and Silk Department
are of the newest and best.
Lot of Dark Dress Outings in good style and quality, and full width, 8c; Lot of Dress Outings, 5c; Fine
soft finished yard-wide Bleaching, 6 l-4c; Androscoggin 4-4 Bleached Homespun, 7 l-2c; Good yard-wide
Sea Island, 5c; Big line 10-4 and 11-4 Blankets, 65c up.
We keep our store comfortably warm during the winter and invite visiting ladies to make them
selves at home with us.
O. B. SIMMONS CG
Wife and Brother-in-La>v
Killed by James.
AND POSSE KILLS HIM.
Desperate Man Barricaded in Ills House
Fought Sheriffs Posse Eight Hours
Before Being Killed.
Near Hartsville, Darlington
county, last Friday night, Madi
son James, a fanner fifty years
old, shot and killed his wife,
murdered his brother-in-law, Mr.
Sid Kelly, about 9 o'clock Satur
day morning and was himself
killed by a posse, headed by the
sheriff, at 4 o'clock Saturday af
Two years ago James was sent
to the asylum and had been liber
ated only about seven weeks.
It is not known what led to
the killing of his wife, except
that he had threatened to murder
his mother-in-law the day before.
His wife was shot to death
early in the night and the rest of
the family, his two half grown
children and his wife's mother,
fled at once.
Sid Kelley, brother of the dead
woman, went immediately to the
James house and endeavored in
every possible way to get James
to come out and give up.
James refused and warned Kel
ly that he would kill the first
man that attempted to come in.
Kelly stayed about the house all
night and early Saturday morn
ing he sent word to his friends
at Hartsville to come out and ad
vise with him.
Again he approached the house
and tried to induce James to come
out. He succeeded in getting
the man to hand him out a ten
dollar bill borrowed from Mr.
Kelley Friday. Kelley's idea
was to grab his hand when he
presented the money, but he
failed to do this. Finally Kelley
told James he was coming in
anyhow. He had a gun across
his shoulders and was standing
on a box at the window. Just as
he turned to step off the box
James shot him through the neck,
killing him instantly.
Sheriff Scarborough and posse
surrounded the house. The sher
iff and others tried to induce
the desperate man to surrender
but he would listen to no prom
ises or inducements whatever
and shot at everyone getting in
his range. Three young men
were wounded and the Sheriff
narrowly escaped being shot.
The officer and his men rea
lized that they would have to re
sort to desperate means to get
their man. The battle opened
and was waged for nearly eight
hours. The whole end of the
house in which James was bar
ricaded was shot to pieces by the
300 men composing the posse
and James was wounded several
times before he was killed.
Many say that James was not
crazy when he murdered his wife,
but was angry with Kelly for
having him sent to the asylum.
STATE AM) HEX Kit A I, NEWS. |
Lewis P . Redmond, a nephew of the
notorious outlaw of North Carolina by
the same nnme, was arrosted in Green
ville last Wednesday charged with kid
napping a 11-yonr old girl of Anderson
Seven negroes wero arres-tod at
I.owndesville, Wednesday, ohnrged
with stealing about $.">00.00 worlh of
goods from the stores of that. town.
Foster ?tawson, of Prosperity, died
last week from a gun shot woun 1 re
c jived accidentally Thanksgiving day
(ireonvillo is to have a now $30,000
depot. The contract; was signed by t he
Southern Railway Company ia?t week,
and the work is now under way.
A petition his b.?en tiled in tho Gov
ernor's office asking for iho (Stabilst)?
mont of a now county to bo known as
lleyward county, and to bo carved out
of Aikon and KiUelield with tlo
county seat at North Augusta.
25 CENT COLUMN.
NOTICE? All porsons are forbidden to
hunt, li-h or otherwise tr-. spass on my
Dr. W. H. Dial.
FOUND in Kentucky, at a bag .In,
a line lot of harness and saddle horses.
They are now on sale at Pi't's stablos,
Clinton, S. C. 2t
TrbSPASS noticr?All porsnns are
hereby warned not to bun', llsh or
otherwiso trespass on my lands.
W. Z Ram.,
Lanford, 8. (\
RESTAURANT?I am pre
pared to furnish meals at all
hours; oysters a specialty.
3t. J. Y. Wallace.
Wantkd -A young lady for assistant
marker and aesorter. Apply toLaurens
St- am Laundry. 17 2t
Western Union Telegraph
SPECIAL TERM ENDED.
Jury ('uses Occupied the Common Pleas
Court, Which Was in Session
The special term of Commoa Pleas
Court which was called November 21st,
with the Hun. Ellis O. O'aydon, of
Groonwood, an Special Judgo, presid
ing, was adjournod la?o Saturday af
ternoon, having been in f-ets'on two
weeks and Judgo Grnydou and Stenog
rapher Tadioek, of Columbia, returned
During th3 last four days the Court
was engaged ;n hearing three separate
suits against the Western Union Tele
graph Company, which wero brought
under the mental anguish law of the
The Plaintiff In the first cas3 heard
is Mr. Eugene Langston of this city.
Damages to the extent of $1,900 were
sued for, because of tbe alleged failure
i f the Defendant Company to trans
mit and deliver promptly a telegram
beut by Mr. Langston to Iiis mother,
Mis. A. A. Langston at Johnston, con
voying tho news of tho death of the
Plaintiff's wife the night before.
Tho telegram was not received by
Mrs. Langston in time for her f> come
to Laurens for tho funeral and burial of
her eon's wife. At that time the Plain
tiff was a comparative stranger here
and in consequenoa of tho failure of his
mother to reach him, ho was deprived
of the natural sympathy and consola
tion which ouly a mother's love ould
have brought, to him during this try
The ea?o was bard-fought through
out and its progress was closely fol
lowed by many interest! " .spectators.
Tbe jury ebarged with tho trial of the
eauso failed to agroa after deliberating
several hours and tho Court ordered
Jeff F?lle'*, colored, was the Plain
tiff in tho next case given a hearing.
As in tho Langston case tho non-do
llvery of a death message sent from tho
Laurens office to Asbevillo was the
oausi ot aotlOD in which $1,500 dam
ages wero c aimed. A verdict for $25
was icturncd for tbe Plaintiff.
The third and last case of a like
character was brought by Clarence
Tinsloy, a younj* negro, who until re?
ceutly resided at Lanford. Some
months ag.^his baby died and he de?
termined to take its remains to Mount
ville for burial. At 0.30 a. m., Maroh
7th last, he had tho Wostern Union
Agent at Enoreo to write a telegram
addressed to a party at Mountvllle,
asking him to meet tho funeral party at
Cole Point shortly after two o'clock
On account ot* the condition of tho
wires tho message was not sent from
Enoree until one o'clock and It was sev
eral hours after before tho addressed
received the dUpatch.
Tinsley and bis wife, accompaylng
the corp.e of their infant, arrived at
Colo Point in due time. Here they had
to wait until nearly sundown before a
WS gen came from Mountvllle for them.
They hnd iotendo i to bury the chl'd
that afternoon, but as it was night
when Mountvilie was reached and no
preparation had been made for tho
burial it was necessary to postpone the
interment until tho next day.
A verdict was found in favor of the
Telegraph Company. A now trial,
however, was granted and tbe caso
will come up again.
Four tracts at Fountain
Inn containing 42, 10, 3,
29 acres respectively, all
116 acres at Power's Shop,
121 acres 3 miles north of
70 acres close to town of
Fine Rock Quarry at Gray
Hous and Lot at Fountain
171 acres one mile from
8 acres at Fountain Inn
suitable for residence
The above can be bought
on reasonable terms.
J. N. LEAK
Real Estate Agent and
Gray Court, & C,