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LAURENS, S. C, Oct. 4, 1905.
THE TOWN'S RESPONSIBILITY,
Would Prohibition be enforced if it
were the law in Laurens?
That would depend largely, mainly,
on its enforcement in the town of Lau
With W. R. Richey or N. B. Dial as
Mayor it would be enforced. But we
have had Mayors in Laurens under j
whom the*town would be "wide open.
If we should have a Mayor who was
himself given to frequenting gambling
"joints" and drinking we could hardly
look for him to keep after the "tigers."
Unless our people, especially the peo
ple of this town, are in earnest and
mean to enforce the law, they had best
light shy of prohibition. Our neighbors
in Gaffney are enforcing it, so are
they in Greenwood. Twenty gallons
of whiskey arc drunk in Laurens to one
in Greenwood, but if we are not willing
to elect first-class men to the Mayor's
office all the time we had better retain
the legal grogshop.
If the county should vote for prohibi
tion the situation would be in the
bands of the people of this town. Our
friends in the country may be depended
upon to keep blind tigers out of their
neighborhood. Now and then a little
contraband may be sold, just as it is
sold sometimes at a negro frolic, but it
is certain that the people of Jacks and
the people of Sullivans and other town
ships will drive out any man, white or
black, who should try to locate an illic
it shop among them.
The sentiment of Clinton is firm
against whiskey now and forever.
A little danger might arise at rail
way stations but it would not be se
If this town is prepared to have at
all times a respectable and manly
Mayor who will see that police officers
do their duty, no trouble will likely be
had from law-breakers if all sales of
whiskey be prohibited.
But if the Dispensary should be voted
out and the Mayor of Laurens should
shirk his duty, the town would be a
center of demoralization and injury to
the prohibition cause throughout the
ASSAILED BY HIS FRIENDS.
Some of our esteemed friends have
been insisting that The Advektiser
has hard feelings against Senator Till
nian but his own original friends are
much harder on him than we have ever
The Hon. Louis Appelt was one of
the most original of all Tillmanites and
the Hon. .lohn Bell Towill is a Tillman
ile, a nephew by the way of Dr. W. H.
Timmerman, former Tillmanite State
Treasurer, State Senator from Edge
(!< Id and Lieutenant Governor. The fol
lowing is from the Manning Times, of
which Mr. Appelt is the Editor:
"We wonder what Col. John Bell
Towill, member of the State Board of
Dispensary Directors meant last Sat
urday at Batesburg when he said to
Tillman 'God knows what you did
when you went to Cincinnati. Can it
be that Colonel Towill was about to let
slip something he knows of Tillman's
transactions when the dispensary was
In its infancy and the purchasers of
whiskey forgot to put on record the re
bates the State was entitled to at the
ime? If the Senator continues his
prodding game it would not surprise us
;.'he rams his pitchfork into a yellow
,'xkets nest and come out of the melee
with considerable disfigurement. Towill
says "God knows what Tillman did in
incinnati" and Tillman says he
"didn't go to Cincinnati." Towill should
. ive then and there asked him to ex
| lain to the people his transactions
With the Mill Greek Distilling Com
: any, and why it was that the many
thousands of dollars of rebates are not
Recorded on the books of the dispen
nry. It is very evident that Colonel
?'??will lias, during his membership on
the State Hoard, gotten some informa
?ion which will be unpalatable to Till
man, because, after Tillman intimated
very strongly a reflection upon Towill's
honesty, and the Colonel got to per
ppiring under the collar to an extent to
hint that Tillman did something shady
in Cincinnati, Tillman hastens to say
he 'had absolutely no feeling against
Mr. Towill, and believed him to be
thoroughly honest but he thought that
he was in bad company.' 'When
rogues fall out honest men get their
dues,' ard as sure as fate, Tillman is
steering his nerve into dangerous
places. If he believes Towill honest
why did be very recently hint that
Towill had been bribed with a blooded
horse by a whiskey dealer, and whv did
he charge that the dispensary machine
was in the hands of a gang of thieves,
an<l advise Governor Hey ward to kick
the brood of thieves out: Towill was
present at the Batesburg meeting and
resented Tillman's insinuations, and re
torted with a good size one himself,
tjhen all at once Towill's character be
comes as while as snow and is informed
that his colleagues Evans and Boykin
are rascals. At the next meeting it
will bo Hub Evans' turn to have his
character laundricd, and then Boykin
can come in for a clearance card and a
certificate or label for morality, such as
a saint would bo proud to obtain. Towill
has given out the. formula how this ab
solution is to be secured. When Till
man again attempts to charge corrup
tion on the part of the board, let one of
them step forward, with the inquiry
about the early transactions of the dis
pensary and he will at once disclaim
any reflection, and will intimate it is
the absent members of the hoard who
are bad men."
Our readers will kindly observe that
the insinuation about Senator Tillman's
visit to ( incinnati was made by Towill.
Now Towill later apologized and Till
man pronounced Towill an "honorable
man.'' What was in Towill's mind
when In- spoke of the Cincinnati trip?
How did it get there? What does
Towill know and how can he explain
this insinuation? What put it into his
Here arc Tillman and Towill, both
Tillmanites, both are or have been con
nected with the management of the
Dispensary and each making insinua
tions that the other is not honest and
then taking it all back.
Meanwhile this "Old Antt" newspa
per is not making insinuations about
Tilllman's trip to Cincinnati and Tow
ill's horse and The Advertiser has a
better opinion today of both Tillman
and Towill than thoy have of each
Ah a matter of fact graver charges
perhaps have been brought against
Tillman by his closest friends and asso
ciates, some of them dead and gone,
than ever have been brought by his
Dlcie Langston's Grave.
Editor Greenville News:
The many friends and relatives will
no doubt be glad to know of the burial
place and grave of our heroic grand
mother Springfield being found lately.
Her maiden name was Dicie Langston.
She married Thomas Springfield.
Henry Springfield and his son Wil
liam had been to the old graveyard up
near Enoree Church and worked hard
all day cleaning it off. He also found
the graves of his parents and many
other graves. Mr. Springfield says it
is a beautiful place. There have been
some friends and relatives wishing to
know the place where Dicie was buried
so they could place a monument over
her grave. It would be a grand and
noble thing to do for the great and no
ble things she did during the Revolu
tionary War. She saved many lives by
her bravery. She walked before the
Torys and passed at midnight through
the swamps and crossed the Enoree
river, carrying a torch of pine knots to
save the soldiers of her country. She
would open her own bosom and say,
"Put the bullet here," and many un
numbered deeds did she do.
A book was written of her life which
was handed down from one generation
to'another and was finally lost.
Circumstances Alter Cases.
We rise to ask the directors and
stockholders of certain cotton mills
that are reported in bad financial con
dition two questions.
1. Did you object to deals in futures
by your presidents and treasurers when
the mills were gaining thereby?
2. Did not the "squealing" begin
when they were caught on the wrong
side and were floundering about in the
cotton exchange whirlpool with no
landing place in sight? Would there
have been any reorganizations if the
"plungers" had been on the winning
Roosevelt and Carnegie Should Know
Greenville, Sept. 30th. ? W. A.
Curry is the proud grandfather of three
sets of twins, and all born within the
present year. There is no danger of
race suicide in the vicinity of Simpson
ville at least, and President Roosevelt
ought to be informed of the occurrence,
and perhaps Andrew Carnegie might
contribute a hero medal.
The eldest set of twins were born five
months ago. They are boys, the little
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arlington Curry.
Two months later Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Curry became the parents of two
little girls, and three days ago Mrs.
Grazier, a sister of Arlington and Wil
liam Curry became the mother of the
third set of twins in the family, one
boy and the other a girl.
The children are lusty and bid fair to
develop into sturdy manhood and wo
Financial Condition of Laurens.
The following letter from Major W.
A. Watts, President of the People's
Loan & Exchange Hank, appeared in
Sunday's State, along with similar
letters from a majority of Bank
Presidents and Cashiers throughout the
"Laurens, S. C, Sept. 25, '05.
"The farmers and merchants of our
county are in very good financial condi
tion. They are in much better condi
tion than last year. The farmers
bought less corn, flour and hay than
last year. Land is advancing in price
all over the county. Farmers are im
proving their lands and making more
per acre than they did five years ago.
We have on deposit $225,000. Our cor
respondents are the Bank of America,
New York; Merchants National Bank,
W. A. Watts, President,
The People's Loan & Exchange Bank."
TO CATARRH SUFFERERS.
Hyomei Guaranteed to Cure by The
Laurens Drug Co. or Money Refunded.
The popularity and increase in the
sales of Hyomei are unique in the an
nals of medicine. Such astonishing
cures have been made by this remedy
that the proprietors have authorized
The Laurens Drug Co. to sell every
package of Hyomei under an absolute
guarantee that it will cure catarrh. If
it docs not, the purchaser can have his
money refunded by The Laurens Drug
Hyomei is no ordinary remedy. It is
the only method of treatment that
sends by direct inhalation to the most
remoti part of the air passages, a bal
samic air that destroys all catarrhal
germs in the breathing organs, en
riches and purifies the blood with addi
tional ozone, and makes a permanent
and complete cure of catarrh.
The complete Hyomei outfit costs
but $1.00 ond consists of on inhaler
that can be carried in the vest pocket,
a medicine dropper, and a bottle of
Hyomei. The inhaler last a life time,
and if one bottle does not cure, an ex
tra bottle of Hvomei can be obtained
for 50 cents, ft is the moat economical
of all remedies advertised for the cure
of catarrh, and it is tho only one that
follows Nature in her methods of treat
ing diseases of the respiratory organs.
Breathe through the inhaler for a few
minutes four times a day. and your ca
tarrh is cured. That's all.
If not cured, The Laurens Drug Co.
will refund your money.
Bear? the ^8 ^ YOU HaV8 Alwa/S BOtf^t*
All persons holding claims against the
estate of Dr. F. G. Fuller, deceased,
are required to present the same within
one month from this date, to the under
signed. F. M. Fuller and
A. P. Fuller, as execu
tors of J. r. F. G. Fuller, deceased.
September 8th, 1905.
County Paid (or THIraan's Telegram.
In running over the vouchers for
bills paid through the county super
visor's office, Avery Patton came across
a memorandum from the Western Un
ion Telegraph Company. It contained
a number of entries and among thorn
was one charging the county with tolls
on a message to Coryden, Ind., and a
reply through Louisville, Ky. The mes
sages, according to the telegraph mem
orandum, were dated November 4 and
6, respectively, and the charges were
The investigating committee has de
manded copies of the messages from
the telegraph company on the ground
that the memorandum bears the ap
proval of the county commissioners and
was* paid as an expense against the
During the heated campaign in No
vember, 1904, when J. W. Walker, su
vervisor, refused to accept the ruling
of the county executive committee and
entered the field as an independent can
didate, Supervisor Speegle and his
friends did all in their power to keep
the Democrats in line, in spite of the
action of clubs in every part of the
county which refused to be governed by
whalj they declared the unwarranted
and undemocratic action of the com
The dispensary even at that late date
was regarded as a power and with it
Senator Tillman, whose word was
thought to be law for Democracy in
this part of the county. Believing this
to be so, it was a great card to play
when the Speegle faction hunted up
the Senator, found him stumping the
State of Indiana and sent him a long
message, telling him of conditions here
and asking for advice. This message
was signed by a number of Speegle fol
lowers. The next day the answer came
telling the people of Greenville county
to stand by the nominee?Speegle. To
what extent they obeyed was written
in the majorities that poured in for the
It is for these messages which were
printed on dodgers and scattered
broadcast, that the commission believes
the charges to have been settled by
When President McCall of the New
York Life was signing a check for
$48,000 of the policy-holders' money for
the benefit of the Republican campaign
fund, the county board was contribut
ing funds belonging to the people of
Greenville county to the support of
Speegle's election. Like McCall, will
they take the ground that it was done
for the good of the county?
Manager Brennccke has sent on to
the head office for copies of the mes
sages and these will be sent here
shortly and placed in the hands of the
investigation commission. ? Greenville
News, 29th ult.
100 Years Old.
A frame house can be kept in good
order for a 100 years, if painted with
the L. & M. Paint about once in ten
to fifteen years. This is because the
L. & M. Zinc hardens the L. & M.
White Lead, and gives the paint extra
ordinary life. It also makes it cover
an enormous surface, so that four gal
lons linseed oil will paint a moderate
Actual cost when ready for use about
$1.20 per gallon.
James S. Barron, President Manches
ter Cotton Mills, Rock Hill, S. C. writes:
"In 1883 I painted my residence with
L. & M. It looks better than a great
many houses painted three years ago.
Sold by W. L. Boyd Laurens.
fi??ri th0 ?> Kind You Haw Always BonjtM
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
In Court of Common Pleas.
Jas. F. Coleman and G. W. L. Teague,
as Executors, etc., et al., Plaintiffs,
vs. Gallic E. Hollingsworth, J. Frank
Coleman, et al., Defendants.
Pursuant to a Decree of foreclosure
in the above stated case, I will sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens, C. H., S. C, on Salesday in
November next, being Monday, the 6th
day of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following de
scribed property to wit:
All that tract of land containing four
(400) hundred acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of G. W. L. Teague,
J. D. M. Shaw and others, being all the
land of which Larken Coleman, dee'd,
seized and possessed, except the 171
acre tract sold by his Executors and
the 83 acre tract, conveyed by Amanda
B. Coleman to J. Frank Coleman.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage of
the purchaser over the said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay his entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
If the terms of sale are not complied
with, the land to be resold on same or
some subsequent Salesday on same
terms, at risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT,
C. C, c. P. & c.
Sept. 29th '05-td.
State of South Carolin?,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Elizabeth C. Madden, et al., Plaintiff,
vs. Ernest Turner and Lidie Florence
Pursuant to a Decree of sale in the
above stated case, I will sell at public
outcry to the highest bidder, at Laurens,
S. C, C. IL, on Salesday in November
next, being Monday, the 6th day of the
month, during the legal hours for such
sales, the following described property
Two tracts of land situate in County and
State aforesaid. Tract No. 1, known as
Home Place, containing one hundred
and twenty-seven and one-half acres,
more or less, and bounded on the North
by lands of C. C. Pitts, Daniel Franks
and L. L. Compton, on the East by
James A. Madden and tract No. 2 and
on the South and West by lands of Jno.
D. M. Shaw.
Tract No. 2, containing one hundred
and thirty-two acres, more or less, and
bounded by lands of John R. Finley and
Allen Motes on the North and East,
Jeff D. Pitts on the South and J. D. M.
Shaw and tract No. 1 on the West.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be se
cured by bond and mortgage of the
purchaser over the said premises, bear
ing legal interest from date with leave
to purchaser to pay his entire bid in
cash. Purchaser to pay fcr papers. If
the terms of sale are not complied with,
the land to be resold on same or some
subsequent Salesday on same terms, at
risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. BOLT,
c. c. c. p. & o. s.
Sept. 29th, '05.-td.
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Come see the attractive styles and big values we have to offer you?it will
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Men's Fall Suits at $8 to $20.
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LAU RENS. S. C.
HOLD YOUR COTTON FOR
Minimum Price fixed by Farmers
Store your Cotton in the Merchants and Farmers
Warehouse, and the BANK OF LAURENS will make
liberal advances on Warehouse Receipts.
The Bank of Laurens
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
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Notice to Planters
At this .season of the year all eyes are turned
to sowing, for therein lies the success or fail
ure of every Planter. Poor seed will never
make a good crop, hence we have expended
every effort to secure the best that money
can buy, and have on hand seed that we arc
justly proud of and can reconmmend, such as
Wheat, Rye, Barley, Rape, Lucerne, Vetches
Red Rust Proof Oats, and Red and Crimson
Clover, and also a great variety Garden Seeds
If you want seed that will yield results and
increase your Bank account, try these.
PBICES are right for small
or large buyers at
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W. B. KNIGHT,
Attorney at Law.
Strict attention to nil business entrusted.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Office second floor Simmons' Block.
N. B. Dial. A. 0. TODD.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd Offlce Build
Lau r bn s, S. 0.
The County Treasurer's Hooks will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Road Taxes for fiscal
year 1901 at the Treasurer's Ofhce, 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, 1006 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 forgathers in more than one
Township are requested to call for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not be attached.
Prompt attention will be given those
wdio wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by checks, money orders, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to bo
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, 5'., mills
County Ordinary, 'A mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Itoad, 2 mills
School, ,i nulls
Total, 15j(i mills
Laurcns Special School S\ mills
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 1 mills
Ekom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, 'i mills
Mountville, 2A mills
Clinton, 3 mills
All able-bodied male citizens between
the ages of 21 and 60 years 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 lieu of
working the public roads, to bo paid at
the time as stated above.
J. H. COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 26, 1005 td.
I make a specialty of direct
shipments from the Mill
E. W. STALNAKER,
Office and Warehouse at
Greenwood, S. C.
Hard, Soft or Shop
Wanted 1,000 Cords of Oak and
Pino Wood on cars your station or
delivored at Laurons.
J. W. Eichelberger.
1 .aureus, S. C. 'Phono IL Torry'sy
Charleston & Western Carolina Railway.
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1005.)
I a* 1 lAUrsns 1:50 pm
Ar Greenwood 2-46
Ar Augusta 5: 20 "
Ar Anderson 7: 10 "
Lv Augusta 2:35 pin
Ar Allendale 4:30 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
Ar Charleston 7: 40 "
Ar Beauford 6:30 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 "
Ar Savannah 6:46 ''
Ar Waycross 10:00 "
Lv Laurons 2:07 pm
Ar Spartanburg 8:30 "
No. 52 No. Hl
Daily Ex. Sudday
1, vi,aureus 2:00 pm 8:00 am
Ar Greonville 3:25 " 10:20 "
ARRIVALS: Train No. 1, Daily, from
Augusta and intermediate stations 1: 46
pm; No. 52. daily, from Greenville and in
lermediatestations 1:35pm; No.87,daily,
except Sunday, from Greenville ami
intermediate stations 6: 10pm; train No.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and interm
ediate stations 1: 30 p m.
C. II. Casque, Agt., Laurens, S, C.
C. T. Bryan. Gen 1 Agt. Greneville S.C.
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager.
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OlDBCJ MACHINERY CO.
Columbia, S. C.
For the <fc c rnP
Winter at ^O.OIJ
This is the Famou;
Regal Block Coal
and we advise yoi
to buy before an ad
vance in price.
CLARY, ADAMS &
Dr. H. T. Bal
Will be in Office Every
Room No. 2 -Cannon Buildii
Fountain Inn, - - -"']
Are Wearing the
If you will give our D(
tic Finish a fair and ii
tial trial you will nev(
guilty of wearing any
that looks like "gloss" a
Insist on your next bund
ing Domestic and send
Laurens, South Caro
Just Listen to T
The bird says of all the paints
saw or used there is none
good as the
for good looks and reasonable
Let me show you why.
T. R. PITTS,
Wheeler & Wilso
Sewing Alach it
The lightest rnnni
machine in the woi
Sewing Machine mad
The easiest to luanaj
and least liable to g
out of order. Cann
start in the wrong din
tion, and is the only lo<
stitch machine so ma<
The only machine th
lias a needle that cann
be set the wrong wa
Docs not oil tlie wot
The thread docs n
come in contact \vi
oiled parts, which is r
true of other machin
Our salesman .shall be
to call and show you nun
A postal card will brill
with a machine to yon at
CHAS. OAKLEY, Sal
Box 91. L,aurens, ,c
C. N. .V li. Railroad ('<
Schedule in effect Novombor 21
No. 62 No. 21
Passenger Mlxod ex* i
Daily cepj Sun- <
I.v Columbia 1110 u m '.1". p m 1
ur Nowbcn-y 1286 |> m 7 (?'. p m 3
ar Clinton 1 22 p m H 16 p m lA
ar Laurona 1 12 p m 8 45 p in fl
No. 53 No. 22
Lv I ni. .; 2 02 p in 7 00 a in 6
?r Clinton 2 22 p m 7 30 am 6
ar Newherry 3 10 p m H$l am 7!
?r Columbia 4 15 p m 10 30 a m ft
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