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SEVEN WHITE MEN IN JAIL,
The Alleged Slayers ot Alka Pcadtetoa
Will be Tried for Marder.
John Marion Ashley, J. R. Moore,
Josh Moore, Will Moore, John Moore,
Sam Bigby and Hugh Bowen, all white,
were placed in the Abbeville jail by
Sheriff Lyon last Wednesday, charged
with the murder of Allen Pendleton,
colored, near Honea Path, Sunday
night, Sept. 18th.
The warrants for these men were
sworn out by Solicitor Cooper who
went to Honea Path Tuesday afternoon
to make an investigation of the affair.
The men made no effort to get away
and the sheriff had no difficulty in
making the arrests.
??While Newberry is so Dry."
The dust is "fierce."
The pea crop is a total failure in this
For the equinox this is a very calm
and quiet season.
Many wells have gone dry within the
past few weeks.
It has been more than six weeks
since Newberry had any rain.
While Newberry is so dry we read of
floods in the west and northwest.
The thermoneter on Monday was 93,
on Tuesday 96 and on Wednesday 97.
The Observer man put his umbrella
down somewhere and left it. Will the
finder please return it to him before
the rainy season set* in.?Newberry
No dangerous drugs or alcoholic con
coctions are taken into the stomach
when Hyomei is used. Breathed
through the inhaler, the balsamic heal
ing of Hyomei penetrates to the most
remote cells of the nose and throat,
and thus kills the catarrhal germs,
heals the irritated mucous membrane,
and gives complete and permanent cure.
Hyomei is the simplest, most pleas
ant and the only guaranteed cure for
catarrh that has been discovered. Com
plete outfit, $1.00; extra bottles, 60
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
An Ordination Service.
On Sunday evening at the First Bap
tist Church, the Rev. J. M. Shell of
this city, was duly ordained to preach
the Gospel as a Baptist minister. The
ordination sermon was preached by
the Rev. E. C. Watson, the charge and
prayer were made by the Rev. Jodie
A. Martin of Cross Hill, while the ex
amination of the candidate was made
by the Rev. J. D. Pitts, pastor of the
Mr. Pitts was Chairman of the Pres
bytery, which was composed of Rev.
Messrs. Watson and Martin, togetaer
with the deacons of the FirBt Church.
Any time you are in the city be sure
to come in and let us show you through
our line of Buck's Cooking Stoves.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
New shipment of Torchon and Val
encienne Laces, in width up to 3 inches
wide 5 and lOcts. The Hub.
Before you select your Heating
Stoves be sure to let us show you our
line, consisting of thirty five different
styles and sizes from which you can
select just what you want.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Look at Davis Roper & Co.'s ad in
this weeks issue announcing the grand
We now have in stock a beautiful
line of Tapestry Curtains and it will be
to your interest to see our line before
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We can do you good if you want Shoes
that will wear Davis Roper & Co.
See our line of misses and childrens
Cloaks and Jackets. The Hub.
Be sure to let us show you our line
of Ladies' Writing Desks made of either
Mahogany or Solid Oak and beautifully
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
See us for Millinery. The newest
styles in Ready-to-Wear and made to
order hats. The Hub.
For low prices on high class goods
don't miss seeing Davis Roper & Co.
We are showing this fall a beautiful
line of Dinner Sets in different styles
and decorations and it will save you
money to see our line before you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes A Co.
We are looking for you Davis Roper
& Co's. Fall Opening Friday Sept. 29.
The County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1904 at the Treasurer's Office, from
October 15th to December 31st 1905.
Those who prefer to do so can pay in
January. 1906, with one per cent, addi
tional; those who prefer paying in Feb
ruary, 1906, can do so with* 2 per cent,
additional; those who prefer to pay in
March, 1906 to the 15th of said month
can do so by paying an additional 7 per
cent. After said date the books will
All persons owning property or pay
ing taxes for others in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each township in whicli they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not be attached.
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending in lists ot names to be
taken off, are urged to send them early
as the Treasurer is very busy during
the month of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax, 6^ mills
County Ordinary, 3 mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, 3 mills
Total, 15'3 mills
Laurens Special School 32 milla
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 4 mills
Ekom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, 3 mills
Mountville, 2k mills
Clinton, 3 mills
All able-bodied male citizens between
t!i3 ages of 21 and 60 vears are liable
to pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who are exempt at 50 years.
Commutation Road Tax $1.00, in Hou of
working the public roads, to be paid at
th? time as stated above.'
J. H. COPELAND,
__ County Treasurer.
^^utrcns^S. 0., Sept. 28, 1906-td.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Rev. G. M. Boydof Spartanburg was
in the city for a few days during the
Mr. Jas. A. Clardy, accompanied Miss
Frankie Beeks over to Limestone Col
lege Wednesday. This is Miss Beeks'
second year at Limestone.
Col Robert Noble Cuningham of
Roaemont was in the city a day or so
during the past week, greeting and
being greeted by his hosts of friends
Capt. John Moore spent a day or two
in town the past week. His friends
are very glad to know that his health
has been restored and he is able to
mingle again with friends and acquaint
Mr. W. R. Richey, Jr., who grad
uated at the Charleston Military Acad
emy last June has decided to take up
the profession of his father and is now
engaged in reading law in the office of
Miss Gladys Huff, daughter of Mr.
A. Huff of this city and Miss Bessie
Watts, daughter of Judge R. C. Watts
of Cheraw, who has been spending a
few weeks in Laurens, left on last
Wednesday for St. Mary's College,
Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. Alexander Ixmg and children
leave in a few days, to the regret of
their numbers of friends in this city,
for Darlington, Mr. Long having been
transferred from the secretaryship of
the Laurens and Watts Mills to a simi
lar position with the Darlington Manu
Presentment ol Grand Jury.
The following is the final Present
ment of the Grand Jury for the present
Term of Court of General Sessions,
September Term, A. D. 1905:
To the Honorable R. W. Memminger,
We the Grand Jury for Laurens
county beg to submit this our final pre
1. We have carefully examined all
Bills handed us by the Solicitor during
the present term and have made our
Presentment upon each, as was in our
judgment just and proper.
2. We note with pleasure the im
provements made in the court house
and recommend that the supervisor
continue the work until all our past
recommendations be complied with,
which the Supervisor assures us will be
done as rapidly as possible.
3. Our committee appointed at the
last term of court to examine the
county offices beg to submit to the
Court, that we have carefully examined
all the offices and find them neatly and
correctly kept. They also diligently
examined the books of said offices and
report that they find them correct in
every instance, dating back to ap
proval of last Grand Jury.
4. The Committee is of the opinion
that the custom now prevailing to a
considerable extent of cross-indicting
persons for the purpose of bringing
pbout compromises, in some instances,
and of malice in others, tends to in
crease litigation and bring more ex
pense on the county?a custom that
ought to be discouraged in behalf of
the people generally.
6. Your Committee v/ould also re
commend that the City authorities or
rather the Police authorities, be care
ful in the discharge of their duties, to
confine themselves to the corporate1
limits, without unnecessarily going be
yond the bounds of the incorporation in
their efforts to arrest persons or citi
zens of the county residing outside the
incorporate limits of the city. Such
conduct on the part of the Police offi
cers will always result in bringing
about bad feelings.
In the discharge of our duties this
Grand Jury has to thank the Presiding
Judge for his instructions, and also the
assistance and advice given us by the
efficient and industrious Solicitor, R. A.
Cooper, and other courtesies extended
us during this Court.
All of which is respectfully sub
D. C. Smith,
Foreman Grand Jury.
Parmers, Organize and Protect Your*
Whereas, by resolution of the South
ern Cotton Association of Laurens met
in Convention on the 9th instant, the
President is charged with the duty of
fixing the time for the several town
ships to meet and elect delegates to
the County Association, which is to
convene on the first Saturday in Octo
ber next; I therefore, in order to give
ample time for notice and preliminary
arrangements, suggest Saturday, the
30th September at 2 o'clock p. m., as
the time to meet for such purpose, at
places most convenient to the several
localities. It is earnestly desired, in
order to organize as thoroughly as pos
sible our agricultural population, that
three or more clubs be formed in each
township for mutual instruction, and
for the general advancement of the
great cause in which we are enlisted,
and in which we are all so vitally inter
ested. Every club so organized will he
entitled to three or more delegates, and
the members should be enrolled, the
membership fee of 26 cents collected
and one-half paid into the county treas
The special committees are earnestly
exhorted to give immediate and dili
gent attention to the important mat
ters committed to them, and come pre
pared to report at our next meeting.
The attention of township clubs is
called to the call for funds by the State
Association. It is important that the
tax, or assessment of three cents per
bale on cotton be collected and paid at
the October meeting of the County As
sociation. It is absolutely essential to
have some funds to carry on the great
work that is being done by the Asso
ciation. This is a small contribution
for each cotton producer that he can
never miss, but it will mean a great
deal in carrying on the work.
A. C. Fuller,
B. Y. Culbertson, Sec.
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CONDITIONS IN THE ORIENT.
Rev. S. C. Todd Discusses the Chinese
The following extract is taken from
a recent letter written by Rev. S. C.
Todd from Hong Kong, China:
The papers are quite full of the in
dignity of the Chinese to the attitude
in America to the exclusion of Chinese
from there. The old treaty has aDout out
run, and the new one Amerca wants to
enact is very distasteful to the Chinese.
All over China they are holding meet
ings, at least in the Coast and river
Ports, and passing resolutions to boycott
American goods. It is said there has
never been such a concert of action
amongst them before, and this power
of standing together is one of the signs
of new life in China. No one can tell
at this juncture what the outcome will
be. It may mean that Amercan trade,
which has grown very rapidly of 'ate
years in the Orient, may be set back
many years. This certainly will result
if some modification is not made to the
existing conditions of Chinese of the
better classes getting into America. The
whole thing comes from the Labor Un
ions on the Pacific Coast. They are
afraid of Chinese cheap labor coming
there, hence the law to keep the coolie
class out of America. But what the
Chinese object to is the indignities that
are heaped upon the classes by the im
migration officials when they reach the
Pacific Coast. Merchants, travellers,
students, etc., have a perfect right un
der the law to enter America, with no
more restraint than people of another
nationality. But in trying to keep out
the lower classes, the coolies, the offi
cials have treated the better classes
with all manner of disrespect and have
made it very difficult for those who
have the right by treaty to enter. Mr.
Roosevelt ought to rise up in his inde
pendence and remove the whole trouble.
A petition has recently come round to
us Americans to sign, asking him to see
that a better law is enacted. If this is
done American trade will find a rich
harvest in this rapidly developing land.
It is haru to say yet what effect this
agitation will have upon missionary
work, we hope none and that they will
see +here is a difference between the
missionary and the trader.
No need to fear sudden attacks of
cholera infantum, dysentery, diarrhoea,
summer complaint of any sort if you
have Dr. Fawler's Extract of Wild
Strawberry in the medicine chest.
A Final Call.
The committee on Prohibition will
meet in the court house at Laurens,
October the 2nd, at 12 m. Let all those
who hold petitions bring or send them in
on the above date. Brethren do your
best till the meeting, and urge the peo
ple to secure their registration ticket
the first Monday in October. It may
be the last chance.
E. C. Watson,
Diphtheria, sore throat, croup. In
stant relief, permanent cure. Dr. Thos.
Electric Oil. At any drug store.
THIRTY DAYS FOR VAGRANCY.
An Atlanta Man, a Suspicious Character,
Committed to Jail.
Last Friday, a white man, who claims
to be from Atlanta, and who gave his
name as J. M. Massey, was sentenced
to thirty days in jail, or to pay a fine
of $50, by the mayor of Clinton on the
charge of vagrancy. He took the days
and was brought to Laurens Saturday
morning by Policeman Bishop to be
lodged in jail.
Messey had been hanging around
Clinton for several days and his con
duct was such as to create a sus
picion with the authorities as to his
character. He was arrested on the
charge of vagrancy, and upon inves
tigation it was ascertained that, among
other things he had a complete diagram
of Bailey's Bank, the principal banking
institution of the town.
The authorities think that possibly
they may have one of a gang of safe
crackers who have depredated in this
Tribute to Emmie Barksdale by the
Chestnut Ridge Sunday School.
This dear child, the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Barksdale, was
taken from them on August 13th, 190T).
Emmie was in her fifth year. She
was a bright jewelled spirit, sweet in
disposition, lovable and attractive. In
the temple of her soul dwelt Jesus, and
His image was beautifully reflected in
her pure life. She was dearly beloved
by young and old, but God loved her
best of all and after an illness of only a
few hours took her homo with him.
Emmie's lore for the Sabbath School
was most remarkable, and unless provi
dentially prevented, every Sabbath
found her in her class by her teacher's
side. She delighted to hear the sweet
story of "Jesus and His love." Every
day she would say, "mamma when is the
day for Sunday School?" The very last
day of her life sho begged to go to
Her removal is a sore bereavement,
but tho sweet memories of her short
life will ever abide to shed their frag
ance and point those who lovod her to
the home to which the Saviour has
taken her, there to await their coming.
Dear parents and loved ones, sorrow
not as those who have no hope for lit
tle Emmie is safe in the arms of Je
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our teara,
And then, oh then, we'll understand."
Mrs. Bessik Tkac.uk,
Mrs. Maxie Austin,
President E. D. Smith Coming.
Mr. E. D. Smith, President of tho
South Carolina Cotton Growers Asso
ciation, has accepted an invitation to
be present at the next meeting of the
Laurens Cotton Association, which will
be held at the Court House, Saturday,
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
It would have been incredible brutal
ity if Chas. F. Lemberger, of Syracuse.
N. Y.t had not done the best he could
for his suffering son. "My boy," he
says, "cut a fearful gash over his eye,
so I applied Bucklen's Arnica Saive,
which quickly healed him and saved his
eye." Good for burns and ulcers too.
Only 26 cents at Laurens Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
178 acres of land with two good dwell
ings and splendid well of water near Mt.
Ofive Church, Waterloo township.
2 acres Buitable building lots, located
in Jersey, city of Laurens.
1 lot acre, granite store house, town
3 acres land dwelling and store house
on Sloan street, town of Clinton.
1 six room house and 3-4 acre lot,
main street Clinton.
1 five room house, 3 1-2 acres land on
sloan street, Clinton.
52 acres of land and 4 room dwelling
in town of Lenair, Culbert county, N. |
113 acres of land in Woodruff, with
three buildings, 60 acres in cultivation,
balance in forest.
One 2 acre lot, suitable for building
lots, on East Main street, in Laurens at
One lot of 26 acres one mile of Gray
One house and lot, 4 acres, in town of
Woodruff, on Sawmdl Street.
1 lot of 16 acres, suitable for build
ing lots, in Fountain Inn.
178 acres, 2 good dwellings, 4 miles
North of Laurens, at a bargain.
112 acres, with dwelling and out
buildings, 70 acres in cultivation, 10
acres fine bottoms on Reedy River,
near Rabun Creek Church.
20 acres on North Rabun Creek, 20
horse water power, with wheat and corn
mill, gin house and outfit; known as
Nash's Old Mill place, at a bargain.
2 acre lot and nice 5 room house, at a
bargain on Conway Avenue, Laurens,
40 acres in town of Woodruff suita
ble Tor building lots; three room cottage
57 1-2 acres, 2 buildings, near Friend
ship church, Dials township.
One nice six room dwelling, good
building, 2 acres, 1 acre front on Peach
tree street, in Woodruff.
2 1-4 acres, suitable for building lots,
on Sullivan street, City of Laurens.
107 acres adjoining lands Enorce
Manufacturing Co., high state of culti
vation, beautiful dwelling.
424 acres at Hobbyville, Spartanburj'
county, godd dwelling, tenant houses,
store and post office, at a bargain.
20-horse power engine, fixtures com
A beautiful 5-room house and 4 acres
of land in Gray Court.
170 acres of land in one mile of Gray
67 acres of land with good buildings,
in two miles of Gray Court.
Fine Rock Quarry, of 10 acres in half
mile of Gray Court.
75 acres of fine farming land half
mile of Shiloh Church.
One seven, and one five room house
in the c-ity of Laurens.
147 acres of land with two buildings
in three miles of city of Laurens.
29 acres in three miles of Gray
500 acres in four miles of the city of
Abbeville Court House with good im
provements and a fine brick yard, at a
Beautiful dwelling in town of Foun
tain Inn, one acre front, good barn and
55 acres of land near town of Foun
One house and lot, 4} acres land in
town of Fountain Inn. Also lot of 12
Nice residence in town of Fountain
Inn, 4 acres of land and out buildings.
42 acres in suburbs of Fountain
House and lot of 2 acres in Fountain
502 acres of land, beautiful residence
and eight tenant houses, with 20 acres
within the incorporated limits of town
140 acres in one mile of town of
One modern residence, on Pcachtrec
St., in town of Woodruff.
One dwelling and two acres of land
in town of Woodruff.
Beautiful eight room house on Main
Street of Woodruff.
One dwelling, on Main Street, with
nine bed rooms, parlor, cook room,
dining room and closets, 70 acres of
land, good outbuildings in town of
One gin outfit, 20-horso power engine,
two 60-saw Pratt gins, and press suc
tion elevator. $600.00.
67 acres of land in half mile of Gray
Court near school building, in high state
17 1-2 acres on Boaverdam Creek,
near Lanford half mile from rail road,
with corn and wheat mill in good runn
ing order, casacity 200 bushels a day;
good rock quarry, and survey for yarn
mill has been made on place.
247 acres with good 4 room house,
good out buildings, 125 acros in cultiva
tion, lot of oak and 1500 cords of pine,
two miles Enoree M'F'G. Co.
2 lots 1-4. acres each, dwelling on lot
no. 1, in town of Fountain Inn.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C.
135 acres of land 1-2 mile of Wares
150 acres of lands of H. Y. Simpson,
just out corj>orate limits of city of
Laurens, on west main public highway,
in lots to suit purchaser. Three good
tenement houses on place.
Three lots fronting on main street,
containing two acres each, and twenty
five lota in rear of the above, contain
ing from one to ten acres each, of lands
of the estate of W. 1 . Simpson, De'd.
If not sold at private sale, tho last
named lots will be sold at public outcry
on sales day in October, 1905.
Simpson, Cot per & Babb,
Anything in this
line here at a
China and Glass
Well, everyone knows that if good wares, beautiful decoration
and odd shapes are wanted that you will have to go to "Wilkes"
to get it..
Haviland China Dinner Sets
In various Patterns
and Colors. Full
Coffee and Tea Sets
Chocolate Sets and
ITHK TIC* Bit iHtANI)
W/0 Endeavor to secure Absolute Reliability in all Fertilizers
? ? made and sold by us.
Aside from the guarantee on the sacks wc back up our goods with
EXPERIENCE, SKILL and a CONSCIENTIOUS DESIRE to never
_\ sacrifice QUALITY to PROFIT.
Don't misunderstand us; we make an honest gain on our cost
price when placing our selling figure, but the BLOOD and SODA in the
article makes it without a superior,
y Write us for information and prices.
8 Makers of Tiger Brand.
Spartanburg Fertilizer Company,
P. O. Drawer 78. Spartanburg, S. C.
TihTC TKilCH HHAN1)
School Books and Supplies of every description.
Some Special Values in Second-hand Books.
Dodson's Drug Store.
"Oh, 1 AM SO TIRED!"
Is hear daily from old and young, rich and poor. Did you ever stop and consider
the cause of this remark? We will venture to say nine cases out of ten are
caused by improper digestion. This, or other symptoms of Indigestion such as
nervousness, nausea, heart-burn, sour stomach, flatulency and dospondency,
should be a warning to you who are in danger of having indigestion, the great
est enemy of American health to-day, fasten its merciless fangs on your health.
Remember, "A Stitch in time saves nine", and a bottle of the celebrated
Kellum's Sure (Jure for Indigestion has saved untold misery to people in many
parts of this broad land, by curing them permanently of this miserable disease.
Yes, not like the pepsin digestives that help for a time, but cures permanently
by causing the digestive organs to perform their functions. Nature being such
a great rectifier of its own ills, with the assistance of this powerful medicine,
gives you a healthy stomach and removes indigestion and its symptoms perma
nently Sold on a $5.00 guarantee. 50 cents and $1.00 per bottle at
Laurens Drug Company.
SOUTHERN SCALE & FIXTURE CO., Columbia, S. S.
For Sale by W. P. HUDQENS, Laurens. S. C.
The March of
The light flimsy Summer fabrics must k>> now, texture of a heavier
ami more durable character take their place. W?- havo opened and
ready for inspection complete linos adapted for FALL and WINTER
wear. Prior to the date when importers and domestic manufacturers
determined on a higher scale of prices our order had b ? ill place 1 for
many lines consequently are in a position to quote LOW PRICES in
the face of a rising market. We show a lino of
Wool Fabrics in Black and Colors
Sterling value but our feeble effort at explanation is unsatisfactory.
Quality must be seen and price known to 1? ? appreciated. Don't
tamper with your pocket books elsowhero until you first examine the
values in SILKS shown hero. We avoid bordering on tho sensational
but present plain facts as seen from our point of viow and willing to
submit the same for your inspection and judgment. Respectfully
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Don't Let Your
HORSES AND MULES
Get Poor and Boney!
Give Each One a Bottle of
White's Purgative Medicine,
This puts them in good or
der to get the full benefit of
White's Worm and Condition Powders
Continue the Powders for eight days and you will be
astonished at the results. Follow directions
on the packages.
Wiiiti's oli; an 1 Kidiuy Cure!
The Great Combination Kidney and Colic Remedy for Stock.
Directions on Package.
White's Black Liniment!
The only absolutely perfectly balanced sub-cutaneous
counter irritant. Especially recommended for
the human family. Pine for Stock also.
25 and 50 cents sizes.
Sale by Dodson's Drug: Store.
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