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J. Y. Garlinoton & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
Palmetto Drug: Co.
Laurens, S. C.
MET AND ORGANIZED
Enthusiastic Meeting Was
A. 0. FULLER PRESIDED
II Is the So.'lso of the Association That
Cotton Acreage and the Use of
Uuauo be ltedu cd 25 Per Cent.
Pursuant to a call made by
President E. D, Smith of the
South Carolina Cotton Growers
Association, a representative
delegation of farmers from each
township met in the Court House
Saturday at noon for the purpose
of organizing a County Associa
The meeting was called to or
der by Judge O. G. Thompson,
who explained the object of the
|fr r>r A. C. Fuller was called to
The Chair and B. Y. Culbertson
was requested to act as Secre
tary. After the enrollment of
names the temporary organiza
tion was made permanent.
On motion of W. h. Gray, the
organization is to be known as
the L,aurens County Cotton
It was agreed to pay the ex
penses of two delegates to the Iu
ter-State Cotton Growers Con
vention at New Orleans, Jan.
24th, 25th and 26th. Col. J. H.
Wharton and Dr. A. C. Fuller
were chosen. Alternates, P. B.
Bailey and W. h. Gray.
On motion the Chair ap
pointed the following to solicit
the necessary funds to defray the
delegates' expenses: Laurcus, W.
h. Gray; Dials, G. F. Dorroh ;
Sullivan, A. W. Sharpe ; Water
loo, W. I. Miller; Jacks, J. II.
Pitts; Youngs, W. P. Harris ;
Cross Hill, Con way Dial; Hun
ter, R. P. Adair; Scufiletown, O.
At this juncture Judge O.G.
Thompson secured the floor and
introduced the following resolu
Whereas the price ot cotton has
fallen be!ow the actual cost of produc
tion, which conditions have been
brought about more by lawless fpecu
lation and gambling in farm products,
than by over-nrpntiefion, and a con
tinuation of those conditions, with re
gard to tho area planted, the cost of
production and the marketing of tho
crop must result in widespread diaas
ter in every department of Southern
industry and bu?ines?.
Resolved 1st: That it is tho sense of
this meeting that in order to got con
cert of action with our people now or
ganizing in every section of the coun
try that the people of Laurens County
are urged to unite in holding their cot
v ton as long as practicable, and when
compelled to sell to put on the market
only what la absolutely necessary to
meet the requirements of their busi
2nd. Our people are earnestly urged
to co-operate in encouraging a decrease
in cotton acreage of 25 per cent, as
compared with last year's crop, and
also a corresponding reduction in tno
use of fertilizers, and an increase in
the production of all food crops.
3rd: That this Convention elect
delegates to attend tho In'.er-Sta'c
Cotton Growers Convention which
meets at New Orleans, Jan. 24-20.
4th: That a Committee of three nu m
bers to bo named by tho Chair bo
oharged with the duty of Usuing an
address to the people.
After considerable discussion,
which was participated in by
Col. Wharton, W. F. Wright, J.
F. Bolt, W. B. Fuller, J. S.
Drummond, Dr. Dial, W. M.
Irby, J. W. C. Bell,O.G. Thomp
son and P. B. Bailey the resolu
tions were adopted. Messrs. Whar
ton, Bolt and Thompson pointed
out the gravity of the situation
and the adoption of any measure
looking toward aleviation, they
contended, must have, to be ef
fective and successful, the hearty
and loyal support of farmers,bank
ers, merchants, prof? ssional men,
men of all callings and avoca
Messrs. Wright, Drnminond,
Irby and Bell said it was not fair
to ask the farmer who now
plants 10 or 12 acres of cotton to
the horse to reduce his acreage
25 per cent. Mr. Driunmond of
fered an amendment to the effect
that the 25 per cent, reduction I
should not apply to snch fann
ers. It was lost. Mr. Bailey did
not consider that this portion of
the resolution applied to those
who planted only 10 acres. It is
after the all-cotton fellows and
the b?g cotton planters." r. Fuller
said he sold his cotton at a good
price and he didn't have much
sympathy for those who held on
because they were cock-sure the
price would go above 10 cents.
Dr. Dial defended the Govern
ment and Giur rs reports and
said the work tu*? .started should
be continued and improved.
The secretary was instructed
to appoint one man in each
towuship whose duty it shall be
to call a meeting of the cotton
glowers of his township at an
early date and perfect an organ
ization. The Secretary requests
the following gentlemen to per
form that duty: Laureus, O. O.
Thompson; Dials, A. C. Owings;
Youngs, W. P. Harris; Hunter,
R. P. Adaii; Cross Hill, W. B.
Fuller; Waterloo, J. H. Wharton;
Sullivan, H. B. Humbert; Jacks,
J. C. McMillan, Scuflletown, O.
The association was very well
attended and was in session three
FIRB LAST NIUUT.
Residence, of I. T. Unleutino Uurued to
The residence of Irby T. Bal
cntine located on Main Street,
three 'blocks cast of the public
square was destroyed by fire at 9
o'clock last night. Mr. and Mrs.
Balcntinc had just retired when
the alarm of fire was made by
some one in the street.
The fire started in the east
room of the main part of the
house. The building was a
wooden structure and the flames
spread rapidly. Before the fire
department reached the scene
the house was doomed.
The house belonged to Hogan
S. Goggans of Cross Hill and
was worth about $1,000. Amount
of insurance unknown.
Mr. Balentine had $800 insur
ance on his furniture. Very lit
tle was saved.
The scicvlu, a Uttlo six inch chub
variety of the lagoons of Italy, sticks
Its head above the water and sings a
dainty song equal to that of some
species of warbling birds. Irigln hi
rumlo (the sea swallow) Is known to
every fisherman of the Danube and the
Rhine by tho peculiar grunting noise
it makes. Irlgla nolltans makes a
?whining noise like a puppy, while the
sclevla gather In bands to hold regu
lar concerts, which no doubt originated
the fahle of the sirens. Some natural
ists have likened the note of the gur
nard to that of the cuckoo. Thero are
many different kinds of fish which give
Utterance to more or less musical notes.
The mnlgrc, a largo sea flsh, when
swimming in shoals, utters a purring
noise that may be heard from a depth
of twenty fathoms. Lieutenant White,
in his "Voyage to the China Seas," re
lates that hio crew and himself were
extremely astoninhed by hearing cer
tain musical notes from beneath and
around the vessel. They were various,
like the bass notes of an organ, the
sound of bolls, tho croaking of frogs
and a pervading twang which tho Im
agination might have attributed to the
vibrations of some enormous burp. For
a time the mysterious music swelled
upon them and finally formed a uni
versal chorus all round, but as the
vessel ascended tho river the sounds
diminished in strength and soon cens
A Snfo Rnle.
[When a man approaches you with a
Ifl&ad open and shut easy money prop
osition tell him gently that you are a
charitable person and that out of tho
goodness of your heart you will let
him keep the bonanza all for his very
Never glvo more than $5 to a fortune
teller; otherwise you would get such
good prognostications that you would
not be ablo to sleep overnight, and
you might have to go hungry the next
day. ? Illinois Stnto Journal.
People ruled by tho mood of gloom
attract to them gloomy things.
Thro*- ninok Frldnr?.
The American Illnck Friday was
Sept. 24, 1809, when Jay Gould and
James Fisk, Jr., attempted to create a
corner on the gold market. Tho whole
country was In a ferment for several
dnys, but tho day was saved by tho
report that Secretary Houtwell had
thrown $4,000,000 on the market. Tho
English Illnck Fridays ore two--one tho
tho Friday on which the news reached
London thot the young pretender
Charles Edward bad arrived at Derby,
the second May 11, 1800, when the fnll
uro of Ovorend, Gucrnoy & Co., Lon
don, tho day before was followed by
widespread financial ruin.
ijuartei ly Report.
The following is the report of
the Supervisor of Laureus Coun
ty for the Quarter ending, De
cember 31st 1904:
County Auditor, $ 83 50
County Commissioners and
Clerk, 325 00
Clerk of Court, 200 00
Sheriff, 607 59
Magistrates and Consta
bles, 449 55
Coroner, 56 25
Poor House and Poor, 486 62
Roads and Bridges, 2,379 56
Public Buildings, 53 62
Books, Stationery and
Printing, 328 30
Contingent, 909 80
Chaingaug, 2,743 go
Commutation Road Tax, 132 66
Court Kxp. Oct. Term, 638 70
Total, 9,394 95
II. B. Hum hurt,
Supervisor, Iy. C.
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
J. Wistur Crawford of Uu'on is vis
iting in the city and caunty.
W. C. Burdotte of Paul was in the
T. G. Traynham was up from Colum
bia a few days the past week.
Tho many friends of Mao Thomason,
of Owings Station, were glad to groet
him tn tho city, Friday.
Clarence Shell, a popular young citi
zen of Gray Court was in town Mon
W, L Cunninglum of Madden was
bore Saturday for the Cotton Growers
Csoss Hill was well represented at
tho Cotton Association by W. B.
Fuller and Conway Dial.
Judge R. C. Watts is spending this
week in tho city. He will hold Court
hero uoxt weok.
Mrs. W. A. Shands and Miss Rosa
Bailey of Clinton visito.1 Mr. and Mrs.
M Li. Copeland this week.
Cotton Growers Hugh Mahon, J. O.
Wa?son and A. W. Sharp camo down
from Sullivan for tho Convention.
J . Wilson Dlakely, Bud Duvall and
Jo? F. Tudd represented SounVtown at
tho meeting Saturday.
Fi. T. Shell, A. C. Owlr.gs and Hugh
Wnlluc-J wero of tho doe^fctl n from
Dials al tho Cotton Growers' Associa
S. D. Puckott, 010 of tho substantial
farmers of tho county, was in town Sat
urday from Tip Top, i.ttond n.< the cin
W. P. Harris, F. B. Martin and J.
M. DeShields wero of the largo and r0
presontative de'egat'.on hero Saturday
J W. B. Anderson, Arthur IVddle and
Wash Miller wera here here Kiturday
from Waterloo for the Convention of
Jacks sent J. W. C. Bell, J. C. Mc
Millan, J. H. Pitts and Thos. L. John
son to the County Cotton Growers
Among tin dolegales from Hunter to
the Farmers' Meeting Saturday wore
R. P. Ada!-, W. A. Boyd, J. H. Hun
ter, G. C. Hopklcs, R. T. Dunlap and
Will Attend Head Camp.
Mr. C. A. Power, Consul Commander
of I.aurens Camp No. 03, Woodman of
the World, has hi en diesen to repre
sent number t)R at the head Camp wh ich
meets in annual session a* Savannah
tl.o second Tuesday in March.
Cunningham - Flnloy.
Miss Emma Cunningham, daughter
of Mrs. M. C. Cinnlngham, and Mr.
Furman Finloy, ton of Mr. John R.
Finley, all of Maddens, wero mairied
Wednesday, January Ith, Rev. B. P.
Estcs of this city, otlleisting.
(Jov. Heyward Expects to Retire*
Gov. Heyward, in an interview in the
Columbia ".State," announces that he
s\ i 1 retire from public lifo end politics
ut the expiration of his second t-rm as
Chief Execu'lve of South Caro'ina.
Hugh Eichelberger'? 10th Birthday,
Master Hugh Eichelberger invited
fourteen of h's little friends to join
him Friday evening in tho co'.ebration
of hi- tenth birthday.
A most delightful dinner was eorved
con?is'.ing of all tho g.,od things of tl.o
season, including a can of delicious
peaches the sau.e pge of Master Hugh.
Th9 occasion was one of great dolight
and genuino enjoyment.
Recognizing T. 1). DARLINGTON
as a progressive and capab'o buslnoss
man, wo detiro to nominate him for
Mayor of Eaurens,?subject to tho re
sult of tho City Democratic Primary.
I he reb.V nnnourco myself a candldato
for tho otilco of Mayor of the City of
Eaur< ns at the approaching Municipal
election. I pledge myself to abide the
result of the Municipal Democratic
Primary e'ect'on. I promise if elected
to discharge the duties of tho ollloo to
tho best of my ability.
W. R. RiOIIBY.
Jan. 16, \f>
FOR A E DERM A N ? W A RD ONE.
II. Terry Is respectfully announced
for Alder-nan from tho Ward One, sub
ject to tho result of tho approaching
FOR ALDERMAN?WARD TWO,
We are authorized to announce J.
j Leo L?ngsten a9 a candldato for Al
derman from Ward 2, subject to tho
rules of tho City Primary.
FOR ALDERMAN-THIRD WARD.
R. A. Cooper la hereby annnoucod as
a candidate for Alderman from Ward
3, subject to the result of tho City
FOR ALDERMAN-FOURTH WARD
J. S. Machen is hereby nominated
for Aldorman from Ward 4, subjoct to
tho result of the City Democratic Pri
nt wy election.
FOR ALDEPvMAN?WARD FIVE.
Tho friend* of N. B. Dial nominate
him for Alderman from Ward Five,
subject to tho Democratic Primary.
FOR ALDERMAN?WARD SIX.
I am a candldato for Alderman from
Ward si v, And will abide tho result of
tl o city Democratic Primary election.
T. H. Nelson.
?oan tho ,4 ' he Kind Voii Have Always Bought
Brother Bob's Observations
On the Cotton Situation.
!f He Had the PowetvHe Has a Plan
Whereby Minions Could Be
Tho slump, I mean the cotton slump,
is what I want to talk about. It's ter
rible. It lias caught moro farmers un
der tho crash in tho South than ha?
over been known to be caught under a
slump. Precious fow left out to laugh
and they are afraid to, seeing they are
in a fearful minority. It amounts to
throwing away about half the crop wo
have on hand, i have read quite a
number of articles written >n the sub
ject?some wise and somo otherwise.
Sam Jones strikes noarer tho coro than
anything I have read. Among other
things he says, "When you make too
many potatoes they sell for 25 cent?,
when you make too few t':ey sell for
$1: When you make too much cotton
it sells for twelve and hftoon cents."
Then ho says, "There la no use of the
Southern formers to play tho fool and
raise too much cotton and thon raise
sand with everybody else because thoy
themselvi s havo plaj ed tho fool. * *
Just grin and enduro it?thcio ift no
u*o to kick abou'. it, u iless you k ck
Ain't it so? It makes a fellow ft el
mighty like kicking somebody, though,
yet ho feels that for his own ( art, ho
has had quite enough. I wish I had
somebody to kick awhile. When I got
through with the j >b I fool that I
could draw a big sigh of relief, and
sakes a'ive how I need it! All this talk
about holding cotton ij well enough if
it can bo dono, provided wo cut down
Ihe acreage one-fourth. I3y this po'ley
we could raito tho pr'CC to 10 cents by
the first of June. But When co!ton be
gins to rieo thero ia no power on earth
to mako the farmer out acreage, and
pity 'tis so. I have said before*, and
don't mind saying it now, that if the
Southern peoplo would ehct me dicta
tor for the South and empower mo to
say just how much cotton far mors
shou'd plant and how much fertl i/.^ra
they should uso under sa'd cot'on, I
could save the South $l5o oon.ooo to
$2o\000,000 annually. Now thb< is the
solid truth and I will acc pt the oflice
for the small salaiy of $lo>o,"oop8r
annum, hanged if 1 don't.
While penning the last, ^entcnce
above, my attention was diver ed by
the mill rider's call. I Stepped out
and found a roll long as n y trm ad
dressed to myself from Theo H. Trice,
71 Wall street, N. Y. The thought first
suggested to my mind was .hat I had
received my commission.
But then, no, it was from the wrong
s:de of the house.Maybe it is a bribo In
tuitively inspired to at. p my pen. Then
tearing into it I found tbir y-two pho
tographs of cotton Heids in different
parts of the Sou h and fronts of ware
houses whore bale? of coton were piled
tip for want of 6torago room. Thon I
thought I had found th > man I should
jii6t like to kick a litt to in spo's.
So you see I have b-?on disturbed in
my reflections and diverted from my
lino of thought. Bat to res1.:mo Some
ono has suggested as a rollof measure
tho burning of one million baks of cot
ton. Ho has been criticised and de
nounced as a crank and a f ol. In urg
ing theo' jectlon to his folly some ono
h38 Siid that If ono has a right to burn
his cotton against the c'aims if his
creditors ho has tho right to hold it In
definitely. So ho has. Hut tho truth
of the matter is to hold cotton Inde
finitely does not meet tho issue, So
long as tho speculators know there is
six and a half millions of cotton already
sold and six and a half or over In the
hands of tho farmers (and that is Theo.
H. Prico's figures) it matters not
whether ono or two millions of those
baleB are going to bo hold indefinitely
or not. They are figured on as re
sources of supply and tho price fixed
accordingly. They assume that tho
cotton is for sale and all tho cotton pro
t* ctive associations that can be organ
ized with the watch-word flaunting,
"Hold your cotton" doesn't phasa
them, Thoy know tho cotton is there
and Is owned, not by associations, hut
by Individuals, and when the squeeze
comes a'ld the individual foals that it
is tlmo to soli it, tho cotton Is forth
coming. But if they burn the 6tulT It
is a doid ea\ The f no ohjoction to tho
plan is the impracticability of haying
It done. There is no way to got each
farmer to sacriflco his pio r.ita share.
Tho samo difficulty obtains In tho ef
fort to reduce the acreage, Other fra
ternities think we are fools but we
ain't. We aro just a little to > smart.
Wo we'l know that wc aro a segrega
tion composed of individuals and that
each individual is a contleman Qf his
own. And although ho Is aware that
to cut tho acroage one-third and raise
a ten million crop would put more
money in his pocket, and that at two
thirds tho cost of full crop schedules,yet
ho lr.s no assurance, nor can be have,
that his cutting acreago will efT ct the
price 0113 lo*a. Nothing is effectual in
cutting acreage but low prices. When
cotton go's so low that a fellow bcllev: s
and feels that It is to his Individual in
terest to cut his individual acreage no
nvUtcr wh:\t othersdo.or whether it ef
fects the prlco or not then tho acreage
will be cut. The latter prlcclple does
not apply to tho burning theory. Yet,
noxt to the acreage cut the croainatlng
theory Is tbe meat leasable. But one
million is not enough; let's put in two
Croim ao two million biles of c tton
and hold for 12 cents and wo will gtt it
in less th in three months. That will
bo one-third of the farmers holdings
Supple we mako some ca'culations.
Say a man has
GO biles at $110 per bale, $1S,00
Burn ono-thlrd or 20 bales
Remainder 10 bales at $<W) per
Difference in favor of bur.ilng, ?(>oo
This Is a clear prt-fU of ton dollars
por bale on whole amount. Who
wouldn't burn cotton and smoko tho
beats out of their holos so as we cun
kick them a little. So Rot up your
wag, nj, ox carts and slides, t iko up a
collection giving each farmer gilt
edged security that two millions biles
will be burned, and I will drop you in
one-third of my ho'ding*, if I don't,
Jonathan twist mo.
Tho other ohjoction l have to this
idea is tho incendiary spirit it n ight
engender. Some fool m'ght think if
he wore to burn up my crop of cotton
the crop would rise. So let's hush,
Tho consolation loft us in the situation
Is that a fellow Is not going tobe
bothered about taking caro of his
money this time. When he gets rea ly
to go to bed ho won't have to place his
pan s under his pillow but just swing
them across a chair and glido into the
arms of Morpheus with no apprehen*
sion of being molested or made afraid.
So, oven yet, all things are lively and
the goote hangs high.
Wishing the samo good forti.no to
H poem for Coday
A SONG OF HARVEST
By John Greenleaf Whlttler
ALTHOUGH Whlttler'fl work was recently character
ized n8 "provincial," It Fi rms to retain and to Increnna
from year tu year Its hold upon the American reading
public. "Whlttler tings," Fays one critic. "The tune,
Is simple, but the notes arc fresh and clear, the melody
hriB the, thrill of the robin's nnd the wood-thrush's
songs, the feeling Is that of the genuine lyric that
comes from the heart and therefore goes to It."
PAINTER of the fruit? nnd flowers!
We thank thee for thy wise design
Whereby theso human hands of ours
In Nature's garden work with thine.
And thanks that from our daily need
The Joy of simple faith Is boru;
That he who smites the summer weed
May trust thee for the autumn corn.
(live fools their gold, nnd knaves their power;
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
Who sows a field, or truins a flower,
Or plants a tree Is more than all.
For he who Messes most is blest;
And Cod and man shall own hlfl worth
Who toils to leave as bis bequest
An added beauty to the earth.
And. soon or late, to all that sow
The time of harvest shall bo given;
The flowor shall bloom, the fruit shall grow,
If tint on earth, ul least In heaven.
STATE AM) UENEKAL NEWS.
Tho sdMA tho podolllco at William
ston wa.sWTowu r>pee Sunday nignt by
burglars and robbed of i s content?,
amounting to $125.
J. K. Breazealo, a ci izen of Beiton.
aged 55, committhd Bitleldo M. nday by
hanging himself with a rope which was
suspouded from a rafter in his barn.
Scott Clegg, i0 year eld son of Police
man John Clogg of Greenwood, died at
homo Monday from a pistol wound in
tho head. Just how and by whom he
was shot seems lo bo a mystery. To
gether with bis fathor and a youngor
brother, ho went on a vis t Sunday to
relatives in the country. Sunday night
Clogg returned with tho boy nearly
dead. Ho was shot while In the
Air. J. c. Owing'* Declination.
To tho citizens of Lmrcns:
fapp-eciato very highly the honor
somo of my friends have done mo by
nominating mo for tho ofliec of Mayor
of tho City of Laurons. But for suffi
cient reasons to myself i must decline
to become a candidate for said olllc
J. C. OWINGS.
Midden,.Jan. Id.?Mrs. Keltic Cun
niningham has moved to Cro-s Hill.
Mrs. Virginia Plnloy visited her
daughter, Mrs. F/ank Martin of Lau
rens, a few days ago.
Misses Blanche Reed and Loo Ma-tin
of Laurcns, visited Mr. T. S. Langston
and family Saturday.
Mr. II, M. Allison of Walts Mills,
cimo out Sunday to seo his mother.
State of South Carolin?,
COUNTY OP LAURENi.
Pursuant to the Decree of tho Court
of Common Plots for 1.aureus County,
South Carol I on. in tho ease of J. \v.
Norwood, Plaintiff, against C. Martin
Milis und other.4, 1 will s.ll at Lau
to: s, C. U., South Caro ina, within the
legal hours of sa'e, at public out-cry,
ou Salesday In February, 1005, it be
ing Monday, the (Uli day of the month,
the following described land:
All that lot of land Bltua'.C in tho
City of Laurens. Laurcns County, South
Carolina, containing throe acres, more
or less, bound don tho east h/ Ki ver
street, on the west by Caroline efcot.
on the north by lots of the et-t. to of
Ariana Younz and Henry Jones an?! I
Hampton streut, en tho south by lots
of Sam Rice and col red peop'o's
Methodist church, also on the oast by
lot of Sam Hie > IVmI Houry Jenes, on
which aro located eight oottagi i?, 1 i s
the two lots BOld by O. V;,ni i M !lg off
(f the above described nr. inisos to Kr
thur O'Dell and Stobo Garrett, on the
17th of April, il)02, and on the 22nd
day of September, 1002, respectively.
Also al that lot of land in the said
City and Slate, containing six acres,
more or Ions, bounded on tho sooth by
Hampton street, on the west by lot of
Thomas Sanders, on tho north by Reedy
Pork Creek, and on the east by lot of
G orgo Giles, als? by Fannie Ca'dwoll
on tho west, north and oA?t, wlhen lot
it onoloses on said side, and on w hich
there are now ooated four coil g s, ess
tho lot sold off of tho above dosoribfd
premiecs by C. Martin Mills to Thomas
Sanders on the 20th d ly of Bvccmb r,
Also flf y eight acros of land, more or
lo;s, in part within th i oily of Liurens,
and boundod on tho east by public road
from Laurens t> Clinton, west by lot of
J, Wade Anderson, south by lands ol
S. K. Taylor and known as tract No. <>
of tho John Weils Simpson land, and
oouveyod to 0. Mf.rtln Mills by R. H.
Hudgens January 12th, Im?I.
The f regolng property wl 1 be out
into lots before tho day of silo; and
will bo sold in lots, plats of which will
he exhibited on tho d y of sulo;
and will ho on Iiis In my oflico.
If the proceeds of sale of the forego
ing i roperty are not sufYlciont to pay
the claims, as provided in siid Doeree,
I will also sell all that lot, or pare il ol
lsnd, it, the City < f Laurens. in the
County ar.d St at.: aforesaid, fronting
on Caroline street tixty-eightfeet, and
tunning b..ok therefrom sumo w'dth
a distance of ono hundred and thirty
three, bounded on tho north, ca^t and
soti'h by Other hinds of the. siid C.
Martin Mi Is, and on tho wo-t by Caro
line street, it bolngi tho lot sohl to
Stobo H. Gairott and mentioned a1 ove.
If tho prooceds of sale of these
promises still l o insuffl tiont to p.y the
o'aims, as provided In said Dee ce, I
will aipo sell nl! that lot, or parcel ol
land, situato in the City of Laurens,
County and state aforesaid, containing
One-fourth of an P.oro, more or less, and
b'junhd on tho north by Kamp ton
street and lots of Henry Jones and
Sy la Carwyle, on tho east by lot of
Henry .loto s and Silver street, and on
tho south and west by other lands of
the said O, Martin Mil's, being the lot
sold by O. Martin Mills to Arthur
O'Doll abovo montlonod.
Terms of Salo: One-half c.sh, bnl?
anco on a credit of twelvo months,
with bond of purchaser secured by
m irtgage of promises sold, with leave
to purchaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Should purchaser fail to comply
with his bid, the promises will bo re
sold on tho samo or some subsequent
Salesday, on the same terms, at the
risk of the former purchaser, Pur
chaser to pay for pipers,
TlIOS. J . DUCKETT,
Sheriff, L, C.
Jan. 0th, '05.
Mothors should always kcop in g< od
bodily health. Thoy owo it to then
children. Yet it is no unusual sigct to
seo a mother, with babi In Hints,
coughing violently and exhibiting all
tho symptoms of a consumptive too
deney. And why E>h0Uid this dangor
ous condition exiV, dangerous alike to
mother and child, whon Dr. Iloscheo's
German S^rup would put ;i stop lo it
at once? No mothor should h-i without
ihlso'd and tried remedy in tho hou o
?for its timoly uso will promptly v ,re
any lung, throat or bronchial trouble
In herself or her children. Tho worst
cough or cold can be spocdily ouro I l>v
(let-man Syrup? so can hoarseness und
congestion of tho bronchial tubes. It
makes expectoration cssy, anil gives
Instant relief and refreshing tost to
tho congb-rakod consumptive. N w
trial bottles, 25c; largo sizo, 15c, At
M.VRHIAUE NEAR THE CITY.
Miss Rosa Bel i Moore and Mr. llalnh
B. Ton y Wed.
Miss Rosa Hell Moore, thu jouogest
daughter of Mr. and Mis. J. A. P.
Mi ore, and Mr. Ralph B. Terry of
Rockinv h ?in, N. C, wero united in
marriage at half past three o'clock
Sunday a'ternron last, at the homo o.'
tho bride, three miles south of thiclty.
The ceromony, which was performed
by Rev. .lohn D. Pitts, ?. D , was wit
nessed by members of both families
and a few close fr.'ends.
Immediately after the ceremony an
elogant buff it luncheon was served.
Mrs. Terry is a general favorite
socially wherever known and withal
a vory amiable and a most estimable
Mr. Terry Is a younger brotbor of
Mr. H. Tony, one of the leading mer
chants of this c".ty. He is well and pop
ularly krown hero having spent eovoral
ecasc i at his brother's store,besides his
frequent visits to tho city for a nnmbor
The bridal couple loft Monday aftor
noou for a visit to North Carolina.
WHAT 10 PLOWS MADE LAST YEAH.
Crops Valued at $8,815'04 Raised by
S. B. Horroh for W. P. Harris of
The advertiser has received the
following figures covering tho crops
made on a ton horse farm last year by
Mr. S. R, Dorroh on tho plantation of
Mr. W. P. Harris:
70 Hales cotton sold $3828 24
37 Ilalos OOttOD not sold 7c 1197 00
115 Hales c itton seed, 5.till
per balo 050 90
1500 Bu oats, ODO per bu. ?00 00
21 Tons oat sti aw at $8 ton 102 0.)
li 0 Bu wheat at $1 bu. 100 00
7i"> Tons pea vim* and sorghum
bay at $12 O.IO 00
1150 Bu corn at 6?0 p .* bu. 747 GO
2<>? Tons ooro s over at $8 210 CO
00 Bu cane seed at *1 bu. <>9 00
30 Bu peas at $1 per bu. 30 00
Total $8815 (14
Those cops that were not actually
weighed or measurod wero estimated
i y weighing or measuring several loads
Tho hay, stover and straw with cot
ton seed h? ls and meal aro being fed
to eighty-live head of cattlo nnd other
Block on tho farm,
? Liitie Colds" nepl o'ed?thousands
of lives sacrificed every yeai*. Dr. Wood
Norway Pino Syrup cures little colds ?
I euro* bli? colds too, dovn to the very
verge of consumption.
B ) sure to get ore of the folding met
al do r mi's atS. M. vV M. !l. Wilkos \
Gr> toO H Simmons Co's bi.? January
sale for bargains.
We evt^'ul to a h and evo?*y one our
sine ro thanks tor their past p itronage
and we Shall continue to keep the 1) !S
quality of house furnish'ng goods at
lowest possible priced. P. M. & IS. 11.
Wllki fl iV Co.
Seo our yard wide guaranteed T..IV
eta i ilk at 85o 0 1? s mmons Co
3d Inch Peau do Bolro l 25 silk at 95c
() H Sini.in ms Co
To make the year i005 plctsant and
agree abb- for your wife in th > kitoln n
pol a Bucks cooking stove. Everyone
? u iMntccd to L'ive satisfaction or your
moncj will bo oheerfully refunded.
S >ld only by S. M. & E. H. Wilkes &
Comp n .
Ladio's vlci and dongola shoo3 in
sizes II to 1 l-'j former price as high as
$2, now '18c O B Simmons Co
Seo our linn India linens in short
lengths at B 3 4c O B Si mm ns Co
CHOICE SEED CORN
The Best on Earth.
A cross between the White
;mel Big Yellow Corn, One to
Three Kars to Stalk, long deep
grain from 1-2 to 3-4 inch long;
small reel cob. I have been im
proving' this corn for about
twelve years. $2.00 per bushel
f. o. b, Clinton or [?aureus, S. C.
Yon will find this corn at my
home, or at Owings & Owings,
Lam ens, S. C. Also?
Long Staple Cotton Seed.
I have a choice lot of np-land
[?OUg .Staple Cotton .Seed for
sale. The staple inns from 1
to 1 }n inches long. $1.00 per
bushel f. o. 1). Clinton or Katt
iens, S. C. 1 sold 1 y bales l<.
the Walts Mills. The buyer
claims that it is longer and stron
ger than the 1'Morodora.
P. B. BAILEY,
Clinton, S. C.
1 ,aurens, ?S. C, Dec. 15, \> |.
Mr. 1\ B. Bailey,
Clinton, S. C.
Vom letter of I>eccinbcr 9U1,
l'ec< ived. The long staple cotton
I bought from yon for the Watts
Mills gave perfect satisfaction, by
mixing it with the Mississippi
loflg staple-. I consider your cot
te>n belter than the Ploradora,
both in length of staple and
strength. Yours very truly,
R. O. Pranks.
liy Mr. I'tanks.
Organized in Interest of
Cotton Sil nation.
DR. S11ANDS PRESIDENT
Miss V ft me Knlretains. Ladies' Aid
Society gave Delightful Party
Tom McUuIluiu Dies iu
Clinton, Jan. lO.?Sixty farmers and
citizens who are interested in tho cot
ton situation met in the Council cham
bor on Jan. 10th and organized the
Cllnton-IIuntor Township Auxiliary
Club. W. A. Shands was elected chair
man and J. F. Jacobs secretary. Tho
next meet'ng will be on Jan. 21st. The
following delegates wero appointed to
attend the convention iuLaurens which
met on tho 11th: Job Simpson, P. S.
Bailey and R. P. Adalr,
Ou Tuesday afternoon Miss Laura
Vance entertained, complimentary to
Miss Inez Dickson of Seneca. Those
present wero Mosdamos R. B. Vance,
CM. Balloy, J. W. Copeland, J. I.
Copoland, Misses Ina Vance, Inez
Dickson and Elleno McCaslan.
John Ferguson of Spartanburg was
in town soveral days during the past
Mrs . J. L. Hopkins of Laurens is vis
iting relatives in town.
Mrs. Prnthor and children left last
week on a visit to friends in Florida.
Dr. G. W. Marburt of Ninety Six was
one of our visitors last week.
The. Ltdies' Aid Society of the Pres
byterian church gave another delight
ful Birthday party Tuesday after*
noon at the rasidenoe of Mrs. W. S.
lloan. <^uito a nice sum was realized,
which g ics to support a child at tho
Miss Giles of Greonwrood la the guoat
of Mrs. "Wa'.ker Bailey.
The death of Tom MeCulhim, an old
pupil of the Thornwell Orphanage,
which o:cmd n Texas last week, is
deeply rcgrotcd by his many friends In
REPORT OF THB CONDITION
Of the National Hank of Laurens, at
Laurens, In the State of South Car
olina, at the Close of Business, Jan
uary 11th, 1905.
Loans and Discounts $74,131 27
Overdraft*, secured 3,460 81
U. s. Oonds to Boeuro circulation 16,000 00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds 740 00
Honda, securities, etc; 3.487 41
Ranking house, furniture and fixtures 3.001 55
Oilier real estate owned 8.880 00
Due from Nat'! Hanks (nut reserve agents) 674 65
Duo from StAtO Hanks nnd Hankers 267 86
Due from approved roservo offonta 3,286 01
Checks ami othorensh Items 97 96
Notes of Other National Hanks 610 00
Fract'l paper currency, nickels and cents 101 63
Lawful money tcsorvo in Hank, viz;
Si>cclo $6,443 s?
Legal lender notes l.ooo oo 7,443 83
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer
(6 por l i nt, of circulation) 800 00
Total $123.881 99
Capital Stock paid In $63.000 00
Surplus fund 12,000 00
Undivided profits, loss expenses nn<l
Taxes paid 725 07
National Hank notes outstanding 13,650 00
Duo toother National Hanks 2.883 82
Dae to State Hank , ami Hankers 30 72
Dividends unpaid 812 00
Individual deposits subject to check 26.733 72
Time certificates of deposits 3.416 66
Total $123.881 99
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of I.aureus. ss:
1. Jan. Auer, Barksdalo, Cashier of tho ubovo
named hank, do Bolcmnly swear that the above
statement is true to the 1>cbI of my knowledge and
belief. JNO. AUC. BARKSDALE, Cabuieb,
Cobbect Attest; J. C. OWINGS
H. P. POSEY
JNO. A. HARKSDALE.
Subscribed and .-worn l) before me
this Kith day of Jan. 1005.
O. C. FEATHERSTONE.
A FINK FAMILY.
"[ have used Dr, King's Blood and
Liver Pills in my family and with my
tenants. Am sixty-nine, ami havo
raised nine sons twoniy-ouc years old,
and four daughters, have used all the
leading liver medicines, hut find King's
to bo the best of all.
?'Reuben F. Ohritenbury."
Notice Stockholders' Meet
A meeting of tho stockholders of the
Laurt in Milling Company, will bo held
at tho office of said Company, at Lau
rens, S. C., on tho 18th day of Febru
ary 1005, for the purpose of considering
a resolution to liquidato and wind up
ibo affairs of tho Bald corporation, ana
to disioUe the sumo.
J. S. M.VCIIRN,
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
District of South Carolina.
Pursuant to an order of U. W. rSpcer,
referee in bankruptcy, I will roceive
c l.'.l bids on the stocks of merohan
dlio belonging to the estate, of Morris
Swit/. r, bankrupt, up toTuosday, Jan,
&Uh at 12 o'clock M. Said goods are
situated at Gaffuey, Greenville and
Laurens aod consists of dry goods,
slioep, c'otlilng, hats, notions and mil
llnory at Gaffney and Laurens. The
Inventory at (Jmrnoy is $0,660.34; at
Greenville, $1,652.45; and at Laurens,
f: >; No. bid will ho considored
for C.-^ than 50 par (lent. Of the nppraia
,1 value and accompanied by a certified
olwek f?>i- at Icastono-fourlh of the ap
praised value of tho Rtock bid on. Tho
purchaser Will have one week to pay
tho balanco after his bid is accepted,
and un'c'S p.lid within this time his
cheek becomes forfoited. For tho con
venience of those wishing, to examino
aaid stocks of goods I will bo at tho
Mansion liouse at Greenville from 12
o'clock on tho 10:h till f> o'clcck In the
afternoon, and at tho lien Dolla hotol at
Laurens, from 0 o'olook till 1 o'clock on
the 20th day of January, and the rest
of the time atGalYnoy.
J. 8. LIITLKJOHN,