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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind ol
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. GARLINGTON & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
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Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, Q O.. WEDNESDAY SEPT. 20. 190S.
FALL TERM COURT
NOW IN SESSION.
J udgcAlemininger of Char
leston is Presiding.
The Case of the State Against Powell
Baldwin and Others May be
The fall term of General Sessions
Court was convened at 10 o'clock Mon
day morning with Judge W. R. Mem
minger of Charleston presiding. Solici
tor Cooper, Stenographer Aull, Clerk
v}N)lt and Sheriff Ouckett were at their
nkipectivc places and the machinery of
the Court was promptly put in motion.
This is Judge Memminger's first ap
pearance at the Laurens Court since
his election to the bench last January.
He has made a fine impression upon all
connected with the Court and his decis
ions and rulings are prompt and always
Monday several appeal cases from
Magistrate's Court were disposed of
and in the afternoon John Evans was
tried and found guilty of manslaughter
with a recommendation to mercy. Ev
ans killed another negro, Geo. Gilliland
a few weeks ago in Dials township.
Self defense was his plea.
Yesterday three or four minor cases
were tried. It was the expectation of
the Solicitor to call the case of the
State against Powell H. Baldwin and
others accused of the murder of Abe
McDaniel last April, in the afternoon,
but he had to leave at noon. It is
understood that the case will probably
come up Thursday.
Mr. W. R. Richey is representing
the State in Mr. Cooper's absence.
DEATH OF AN AGED LADY.
Mrs. Julia Smith, Mother of Mr. A. J.
Smith Died Sunday.
Mrs. Julia F?rster Smith, aged 84
years, widow of the late Jas. F. Smith,
a prominent minister in the Methodist
Conference, died at her home in Spar
tanburg at 4.30 o'clock Sunday after
noon. Mrs. Smith was ill for about a
year, but her mind continued perfectly
clear to the end.
She was a Miss Forster of Wilming
ton, N. C. She is survived by four
sons and two daughters. Her sons are
Mr. A. J. Smith of Lisbon, this county;
Dr. Charles F?rster Smith, professor
in the University of Wisconsin; Prof.
Landon F. Smith, of the Southwestern
University of Texas; Robt. D. Smith, a
successful merchant of Newberry; Dr.
James Perrin Smith of the Leland
Stanford University of California;
while her daughters are Mrs. S. M.
Hawkins of Spartanburg and Mrs. C.
W. Miller, of Social Circle, Ga.
The funeral was held Monday after
noon at 4.30 o'clock at Central Metho
dist Church, Spartanburg. A large
crowd of friends of the deceased and
the members of her family were pres
ent. The services were" conducted by
Bishop W. W. Duncan and Rev. E. O.
Watson, both of whom were her per
sonal friends. The interment was at
GOOD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY.
Mr. B. E. Leonard of Youngs Died at
His Home Saturday Night.
Mr. Ben E. Leonard, one of the most
successful farmers and substantial citi
zens of the county, died Saturday night
at his home in Youngs Township. He
had not been well in several months,
not since the death of his wife in April,
but he did not become seriously ill un
til about ten days before his death.
The funeral and burial services were
held at New Harmony Church at 4
o'clock Sunday afternoon, being con
ducted by the Rev. D. P. Boyd.
Mr. Leonard was a native of Spar
tanburg county. He moved to I^aurens
and settled in Youngs 24 years ago.
His wife was a Miss Stewart, sister of
Mr. Haste Stewart, of this city.
Four children survive, Messr. Claude
and Ryan and Misses I,ora and Bessie.
The Laurens Roller Mill will shut
down grinding wheat after Oct. 25, cx
bept in forty to fifty bushel lots. Please
order over phone and be sure you get
Laurens Roller Mill.
7?2t Laurens Roller MIll.
The Price of Cotton.
The price of cotton yesterday and for
the past several days was ten cents for
short staples, eleven and a half cents
for Florodora and other long staple
varieties. About 575 bales were sold
here last Saturday, the largest single
day's receipts off the wagons in the his
tory of the Laurens market, so it is
claimed by those who know.
Judge Garrett Dies in Texas.
Houston, Texas, Sept. 15.- Judge
C. C. Garrett, who resigned last week
as chief justice of the first district
court of appeals at Galveston, died
early today at his home in Brenham,
agec 59. He was former law partner
of Justice Se?h Sheppard, chief justice
of the District of Columbia.
The abovo announcement is of inter
est to many Laurens people as the de
ceased, who was a son of 0. H. P. Gar
rett, was probably born in this county.
He was a relative of Mr. W. H. Gar
rett of this city whom he visited on
two or three occasions. He also has a
sister in the county, Mrs. Jerry Martin,
of Youngs township and other relatives
throughout this section. His father
moved to Texas from this county in
Judge Garrett was educated at the
^University of Virginia. He enjoyed a
*V?vrgc measure of success in his profes
k ^before being elevated to a Ju<?g*>
E?.-a\"" S mim
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. E. P. Minter spent Sunday and
Monday at Sedalia.
Mrs. S. L. Friorson has returned
from a visit to Spartanburg.
Col. J. C. Boyd was in the city yes
terday from Greenville.
Miss Olinthia Jones will attend Con
verse College this session.
Mr. Rhett Ried has accepted a sales
man's position with Mr. R. W. Willis.
Mrs. T. C. Lucas and Mrs. Powell of
Cheraw are visiting Mrs. W. E. Lucas.
Miss Mary Singleton of Acton is vis
iting Miss Mame Ferguson.
Mr. P. G. Harris is spending this
week at Jonesboro, N. C, with home
Miss Mazie Little is visiting her
friend, Mrs. R. S, Thompson, in Aug
Miss Mary Todd leaves in a few days
for the Presbyterian College for Wo
men in Columbia.
Mrs. M. A. Bray and little daughter,
Miss Margaret Bray, return to Char
Mrs. Sluder and Mrs. Barnard of
Aaheville are the guests of Mrs. W. H.
Miss Josie Minter has gone to Se
dalia for a two weeks visit to Mr. J. E.
Capt. A. P. Pifer of Newberry spent
Sunday in the city with Mr. C. D.
Mr. Joseph G. Sullivan was in the
city yesterday on his way to WolTord
Messrs. Wm. D. and Thomaa Q.
Sullivan were in the city Saturday from
Rev. M. C. Compton is at Clifton
this week, assisting in a series of re
Dr. W. H. Dial accompanied the Lau
rens contingent leaving for Wofford and
Winthrop yesterday afternoon.
Miss Willou Gray left Monday for
Vanderbilt University, where she will
take a post graduate course.
Messrs. Guy and Luther Stone have
gone to Atlanta to accept positions in
one of the Inrge furniture factories.
Mrs. D. L. Haddon returned to Ab
beville yesterday afternoon, after a
week's visit to her sister, Mrs. M. W.
Miss Laurie Gray, daughter of Mr.
R. L. Gray of Gray Court, has entered
the Randolph-Macon College at Dan
Mrs. H. G. Simmons has returned to
Charleston, having spent the past
three months with her daughter, Mrs.
S. L. Saxon.
Misses Lucile White of Owings Sta
tion, Eula and Bessie Cheek of Gray
Court, Ada Hughes of Jachin and Ada
Nash of Merna left yesterday for Lime
Hon. B. A. Morgan and Mr. J. B.
Park of Greenville and Mr. J. N. Mor
gan of Central while in the city on
Friday were the guests of Mr. Downs
Mr. James Wham went to Woodruff
yesterday to see his brother, who has
been sick for several weeks.
Mr. P. B. Bailey carried his daugh
ter, Miss Lillie May Bailey, up to
Limestone College, Tuesday.
Rev. Robert Adams of the First Pres
byterian Church, after a two weeks'
vacation spent at Eagle Nest, near
Waynesville, N. C, has returned and
will preach next Sunday morning.
Rev. Geo. M. Sexton has returned
from Spartanburg county. He will
leave in a few days for the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary, IiOuis
ville, Ky., to resume his studies.
Misses Lalla May Dial, Donie Counts,
Annie and Edna Sitgreaves, Mary Bell
Babb and Josephine Fuller returned to
Winthrop College yesterday afternoon,
accompanied by Misses Olie Adams,
Nellie Miller, Elizabeth Shell, Hamp
and Mamie Tolbert, aud Ina Little.
Mr. Ben F. Roper returned to Tex
arkana, Texas, on Monday. He and
his family spent the summer in the
county with relatives. Mrs. Roper and
little daughter will follow in a few
A Naval Ball will be given to-night
by the South Carolina Midshipmen of
the United States Naval Academy, at
the St. John Hotel, Charleston. Mid
shipman Haskell Dial, class '07, is a
member of the South Carolina con
Instead of the regular services at the
Second Baptist Church Sunday evening
the large congregation had the very
Sreat pleasure of hearing a splendid ad
ress by Prof. Gus W. Cunningham on
"The Significance of Life" or as he
termed ?t a "Common Sense Talk on
Mr. J. Wade Anderson has received a
letter from his son, Mr. Richard Ander
son, who is located at Zacapa, Central
America, stating that he and his wife
have just recovered from an attack of
yellow fever. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
went to Central America several months
ago, where they are engaged in mis
sionary work. Mr. and Mrs. Conway
G. Anderson, who are also at Zacapa
were in a quarantined district as it hap
pened and have escaped the fever so
Mens Talcum 12 c. box or 2 boxes for
25 cts. O, B. Simmons Co.
Your dollar will earn dividends if you
trade with Davis, Roper & Co.
A great show of An tings and Flan
neletta 5 to lOcts. O. B. Simmons Co.
Buy a changeable silk Suit $1.00 kind
for 75c at Davis, Roper & Co.
38 inch Sea Island 5cts.
O. B. Simmonf Co.
We have the beat values that can be
hadtn valuable foot wear. Davis, Roper
Outings and Flannelettes
5c to 10c
Our line of English Satin Quilts is the Latest
Our Price Is low
WE RAISE OUR
As we salute our hundreds of customers with our Fall Announce
ment. Let us say we may not, like Uncle Sam, be able to knock
out everything that faces us, indeed we don't claim to have a
monopoly of all the good things, but we have no fear of contradic
tion when we say that no customer who comes to our store seeking
a complete and strictly up to date line of Dry Goods, Millinery and
Shoes, shall be disappointed. With 25 years of experience we
know what bargains are and where to find them. We have spent
a great deal of time in the great centres of style, selecting only
the best and with plenty of cash have gotten the very lowest prices.
We cordially invite every body to come and look through if your
object is nothing more than to get posted on all the new goods.
38 1-2 inch Sea Island
New Dress Styles in Calico
Sec our line Shirtwaist Silks
48c, 50c, 75c $1.00
|T Mennen's 25c Talcum Powder
12c box, 2 boxes 25c
Ladies, Read this list of stylish
English Drabette, per yard #i-?S(>
English Broad cloth, chifTon finish, per yard 1.00
French Soiles, per yard .75
French Serges, silk finish, per yard ?<>
English Serges, 44 inches wide, per yard .50
German Henriettas, s?k finish, per yard [.00
Silk and lvolines, Pannamas and Crepe DeChine 1.00--1.25
All wool Cheviots, per yard .40
Elegant Dress Goods Cheviots, per yard .25
Splendid Dress Flannels, per .yard .25
Guaranteed Chiffon, 36111. Black Taffeta
$ 1.00 and $1.25
Guaranteed 36 inch Taffeta Silks, per yard
Colored Shirtwaist Suit Taffeta Silk, 36 inch
Handsome Shirtwaist Suit Taffeta Silk, cannot
be matched, only
Pretty all Silk Shirtwaist Silks
Our Housefurnishing Department
Has received special attention and we invite the trade to
see Our White Quilts at 69c, #1, $1.50, #2, $3 and ?3.50.
Our great line of Blankets at 75c to $5.50.
Our grand Hue Table Linens at 25c, 40c, 50c, to #1.25
Our big line ready made Sheets, 50c to 75c.
Our Hue of Pillow Cases at 10c and 15c.
Our line of 10-4 Sheetings at 19c and up.
Our line of Fine Comforts at $2.00 to $4.00.
A Strong Notion Stock
The best guaranteed Kid Gloves at $1.00.
The greatest Kid Glove on the market for the price. 75c
A full line of Cashmere and Jersey (Moves, 10c to 50c
All Linen hemstitched Handkerchiefs 5c, 10c 15c, 25c
Ladies' and Children's Cambric Handkerchiefs, icto 10c
Ladies' Belts, in the newest styles, 15c 25c to 50c
Ladies' Fancy Collars, 10c, 15c, 25c, 50c, $1.00 to #2.50
A Great Line of New Trimmings to match everything in Dress Goods.
Bring us your
When you need SHOES. We have bought "The Hub's" large Shoe stock at a big
discount and we will unload them at prices that cannot be met.
This line contains many of the best makes. Sec them early, before sizes are broken. Our Regular Lines of
Shoes arc the strongest we ever carried. Kippcndorf-Dittinan Co.'s fine Shoes for Ladies, G. H. Gerbcr's High Grade
Children's Shoes, the wcllknown Bay State line for men. All of these are the best that money can buy, and every pair
is sold under a guarantee. We also carry a great line of staple Shoes for Ladies from 50c to #2.00; in Children's Shoes
from 25c to $1.00; in Men's Shoes from #1.00 to #2.00.
Ladies will find every convenience at our big store and we cordially
invite them to feel at home with us whether they are buyers or not.
0. B. Simmons Co.
The Big: Dry Goods Store.
N. B. Look out for Announcement of our big Fall Millinery
Opening. We are going to have the greatest show of Pattern Hats
you ever saw. Hiss Fretwell of Baltimore, is again at the head
of this department, and is assisted by Mrs. Thomas Downey and
Miss Hattie Boulware.
CASE IS ARGUED.
Arguments Were Made at Ashcvilic
Before Judge Prltchard-Who
Reserved His Decision.
Asheviile, N. C, Sept. 16. ?Argu
ment was concluded before Judge
Pritchard this nfternoon in the United
States Circuit Court on the rule to show
cause why W. E. Lucas, president and
treasurer of the Laurens, S. C., Cotton
Mills, should not be enjoined from fur
ther proceedings in the State Courts of
South Carolina against Deering Milliken
& Co, of New York, and also why the
present board of directors of the cotton
mill should not be removed.
Although Judge Pritchard did not
formally deliver his decision, he plainly
stated that he was of the opinion that
the complainants are in no danger of
suffering irreparable injury at the
hands of the present management, and
that if injured they should seek relief
upon legal and not equitable grounds.
A decision along these lines, refusing to
remove the present board of directors,
will probably be delivered in a few days.
Notice is hereby given that the coun
ty Board of Commissioners of Laurens
county is now open to bids for the man
agement of the county Poor House and
farm for the ensuing year on either of
the following plans:?
1st. For matron or manager to hove
charge of the Poor House on salary,
said manager to employ all help neces
sary for care of inmates out of said sal
ary: County to furnish necessary sup
plies and to have management of the
2nd. For a superintendent to have
charge of both Poor House and farm on
the above basis, county to furnish neces
sary farm labor.
3rd. Propositions will also be received
for contract under tho present system
of management, viz: Contractor to
furnish all supplies ctc.Cexcept clothing
medical attention and burial expenses,
and to have use of the farm for agri
cultural purposes, except land usually
reserved for county use, with such ad
ditional allowance per capita as may be
agreed upon. All bids to be aecomnan
lediby a cash deposit of fifteen dollars
as a guarantee of good faith, bids to be
sealed and left with county clerk by
Monday the 2nd, day of October :.ext.
Bidders must give their age &nd num
ber in family. Suitable bond required.
Right reserved to reject any or all bids.
11. 13. HUMHEKT,
Sup. L. C.
Sept. 18, 190T).
THE FIRST LYCEUM ATTRACTION.
Frank Dixon Will Lecture at the Lau
rens Mill Auditorium, Sept. 30.
Under the auspices of the Laurens
Mills management the first of a series
of lectures and other attractions to be
given during the fall and winter will be
a lecture by Frank Dixon, the brilliant
and eloquent orator. Mr. Dixon will ap
pear at the Laurens Mills school audi
torium on Saturday evening, Septem
Frank Dixon is the youngest of tho
famous group of preacher-orators, fa
ther and three sons, who have gained
national and international reputations,
Previous to 1902 ho greatly distingu
ished himself as a pulpit orator, being
pastor ot churches in California. West
Virginia and Connecticut for 14 years.
He has been lecturing constantly for
the past three years. He is a brother
of Thomas Dixon, Jr., author of "Leop
ard's Spots," "The Clansman" etc.
Competent critics say he is stronger
than either of his brotners. Dr. Potent,
President of Furman University, says
this of Frank Dixon: "He has action,
voice, language, logic, passion, lire,
pathos, and, deeper than all, a noble
moral earnestness for the highest
things. He has insight and sees into
the heart of things. He is a patient
student and careful in his analysis of
his theme, and so simple, so direct, so
captivating in his style, his audience
grasps in a moment the results of his
months of careful toil."
"He is a great success."- Dr. Len.
G. Broughton of Atlanta.
Secure a season ticket and hear this
matchless platform lecturer at the Mill
Auditorium, Saturday evening Sep
?leasc Released on Bail,
Senator Eugene Blcase who killed
Joe Ben Coleman at Saluda Sept. 8 was
granted bail in the sum of $3,000 by As
sociate Justice Gary at Abbeville Mon
Big stock of Calla Lillv patent flour
and second patent Hour fresh from the
J. H. Sullivan.
WANTED:- The farmers in Laurens
County to know that I will pay a pre
mium on Floradora cotton. M. L.
COPELAND, Buyer for Laurens and
Watts Cotton Mills. 5 td
I want to call the attention to all who
want a very line grade of patent Hour,
"Henry Clay" at a little more than
price of ordinary patent. Try a sack.
J. H. Sullivan.
FOB SALE Parsonage property,
(Methodist ) consisting of lands and iiii
provements. located at Clinton, is offer
ed for sale, public outerv. 11 o'clock,
Saturday, Oct. 7. 'V. E. Nash, for
Committee. , 21,
Largo stock of heavy pieced bagging,
new and rebundled ties cheap.
J. H. Sullivan.
REWARD.?A reward of One Hundred
Dollars is hereby offered for the arrest,
with evidence to convict, of the party
or parties who fired the barn of Mr I
Li, Milam on the night of Aug. 27th,
Carolina Mutual Fire Insurance Co,
Now is the time to fatten your hog
I have feed ?rice meal, rice flour, bran
and shorts and corn. Prices right.
J. H. Sullivan.
WANTED:?To sell milch cows and
beef cattle. J, D. M, SlIAW
Cole Point, S. ('. V :;i
Large stock of Indian Territory Red
Rust Proof Sued Oats, Feed Oats. Rye
J. M. Sullivan.
NOTICE: I hereby warn all persons
not to trespass by hunting or other
wise in any way oh my place, also the
Dry Fork place, both near Waterloo.
Persons 80 trespassing are liable to law
and will be prosecuted if caught,
J, J. Dendy. 7 lit
SPECIAL:?Now is tho time to tee
' my fall and winter samples for your
I tailor made suits or odd pants.
I E. J. Dancy, Tailor.
7-3t Laurens, S. C.
NEAR HONEA PATH
Had Out Young White
Jury Returned Verdict Thai Pcndlcton
Came to His Death :il Hands
of Parties Unknown.
Hone a Path, Sept. 17th.?About
three miles bolow hero in Abbeville
county this afternoon just ln-fore sun
set Sam and Jim Moore, two white
men, got into a difficulty with Allen
Pondloton and another negro. A fight
followed in which Jim Mooro was cut
and killed bj Pondloton.
Pendleton escaped and was captured
by a crowd about half a mile below
here. He was carried back to the
scene of the killing and shot by about
a dozen men.
Messrs. C. E. Harper, John F. Mon
roe and Magistrate Ashley arrived on
the scene and tried to prevent the
lynching. The negro was kept till 10.2?
before be was lynched. Most of the
parties engaged in tho lynching were
recognized by a considerable number
who were present and not engaged in
The crowd was dispersed and though
the negroes are greatly excited no fur
ther trouble is feared.
* * *
At the inquest which was hold Mon
day the jury returned a verdict to the
j clfect that the negro came to Iiis death
at the hands of parlies unknown to
them. This was done in the face of
the testimony <>f ;,], isrs. Harper, Mon
roe and other substantial citizens of
Honea Path who wert- present and re
cognized the men who participated in
the killing of Pondloton.
It now appears that the SO called
lynching was a foul, brutal murder. ~
Jim Moore, the young white man, who
was killed by the nogro seem:; to have
been drinking ami attacked the -negro
first. According to published accounts
Moore was beating the negro in tho
face with tho hut I end of a whip when
Pondloton drew his knife and cut
Moore's throat from ear lo ear.
Evidently the authorities ate not sat
isfied with the action of the jury re
j turning a blank verdict an.I there may
he further dcvelopemonts in the affair.
Acting on telegraphic instructions from
Governor Hoywnrd, Solicitor Cooper
left his post herein tho Court yester
day afternoon ami wen! to the scene of
tho late trouble, where lie will proceed
to make a thorough investigation.
"Now good digest ion waits on appe
tite, and health on both."
If it clooscn't, try Burdock Blood Bit
Death of Mrs. B. R. Martin.
The friends everywhere of . Mrs.
Delia Martin, widow of the late Dr. B.
E. Martin, will regret to hoar of her
death which occurred at I o'clock Tues
day morning at a hospital in Spartan
burg. She had boon seriously ill for
several weeks. Hor remains will b6
brought here this afternoon and the
interment will take place ai tho City
Cemetery immediately after the arrival
of the Spartanburg train.
Mrs. Martin was about ">l years old
and leaves one son and three dnughtors.
She was a sister of Mrs. C. M. Moyd,
with whom she had resided since tho
first of January in Spartanburg, and
Mrs. P. L, Bramblottof Princeton, Mrs.
Van Robertson of Waterloo, Mrs. Belle
Pooro of Williamston and Mr. William
Anderson of Ninety ,si\.
No need lo fear sudden attacks of
cholera infantum, dysent? rj diarrhoea,
summer complaint of any sorl if von
have Dr. Fawler's Extract of Wild
Strawherry in the medicine chest.
Death of a Lady.
CKOSS HIM., Sept. 19th. Miss Sara
Austin died at her home near Cross
Hill. Friday, tho 15th inst., and was
buried at the Liberty Springs ceme
tery. She was a yoUlig lady of many
noble qualities of mind and heart. A
large concourso of relatives and friends
attended the burial. Tho service was
conduct ad by tho pastor, tho Bov. Jas.
W. L. Boyd, i.aurcii!, S. C.
Who sell.-; the I.. X- M. Taint, say to
every tax payer that Lhey need to paint
only once in in lo In sear.-' with L & M.
Paint. It wears ami covers like gold,
and it's made to last, 6-2fc
Mr. D'Arcj Ornj lo Wed.
This morning at lit o'clock, Miss Her
tha Anderson and Mr. D'Arcy Cray
will bo united in marriage at the home
of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ceo. ?W.
Anderson of Willlnmstoii. The wedding
will he a homo affair.
Mr. Cray is a brother of Mr. W. D.
Cray, wh? wcn( over to Williamston
yesterday afternoon to be present at
the wedding this morning.
The Slate I air.
Beginning Tuesday morning, October
24, the thirty-seventh annual display
of the State Agricultural and Mechani
cal Society of Solith Carolina will bo
held in Columbia, closing Kridaj evening
Have Von Registered?
Ill tho event, of atl election on tho
"Dispensary" or "No |)i iponsary,"
and The Advertiser is assured that
the election i.-. practionllj a cortalnty
now. every voter no doubl expects to
participate in it ca8t his vote for or
against tho proposition. To do this ;<
will be necessary to have a registration
ticket and your tax receipt, There i
tration board moots eery first Mon
day. The first Monday in October may
be your last opportunity to register
befr.ro tho election. It will bo well
enough to bo prepared.