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any Kind ol
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
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LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY NOV. 22. 1905
BIG RIVER DAM
CAUSE OF SUIT.
Restraining Order Secured
by Columbia Electric Co.
BIG DAMAGES WANTED
The Injunction Order is Returnable He
fore Judge Townsend at York*
ville December 8th.
Union, Nov. 18--A $50,000 damage
suit was today entered against the Un
ion Manufacturing and Power Com
pany, by the Columbia Electric Street
Railway, Light and Power Compauy for
alleged losses sustained by them on ac
count of low water caused by the big
darrt at Neals Shoals.
A temporary injunction was also
granted this morning by Circuit Judge
Townsend returnable in Yorkville, De
cember 8, at 11 o'clock, as to why an
injunction should not be issued enjoin
ing and restraining the Union Manu
facturing and Power Company, its
agents and servants from damming back
and holding the waters of Broad river
by means of its dam constructed across
the said river from bank to bank,
which said damming nnd retaining Hops
not permit the usual and customary
flow of waters to the said river to pass
down to the Columbia dam canal and
water power station as it has hereto
fore been accustomed to do and why it
should not be enjoined until the further
order of this court from retaining said
waters turning them loose so that the
same flow in an excessive volume down
said stream and to plaintiffs said power
station and thereby necessarily waste
and interfere with the customary flow
of the water of the said river to which
the plaintiff is entitled.
It is further ordered that the defend
ants be and same are hereby restrained
from any interference with the usual
flow of Broad river and from any acts
that shall in any way diminish the vol
ume of water or in any way interfere
with or injuriously affect the flow
The plaintiffs are also allowed to
read in support of verified complaint
such affidavits with regard to detailed
facts concerning matters and things
Alleged, as may be advised, provided
they serve copies two days prior to the
time fixed for the hearing.
Tee whole action it seems has been
caused by low water at Columbia,
since the completion of the big dam at
Neals Shoals built by the Union Manu
facturing and Power Company, of
which T. C. Duncan is president. As a
result of the low water yesterday one
hundred thousand spindles and three
thousand operatives in four mills in Co
lumbia were idle and the street cars of
the entire city had to get their power
from another source.
The Union Manufacturing and Power
Company, was organized March 9th,
1903 under a special charter granted by
the Legislature. The capital stock was
five hundred thousand dollars with
privilege of increasing to one million.
T. C. Duncan was elected president and
treasurer and has held that office ever
The dam referred to was only recently
completed after two years in con
struction. It is 890 feet long and is one
of the biggest dams in the State. The
engineers of the plant were the W. B.
Smith Whaley Company, of Columbia
and Boston. From the company's power
house near by is to be generated elec
tricity for operating of the mills and
other enterprises in this section.
It is a well known fact that since the
great June flood two years ago Broad
river has been running much lower and
particularly the past few months.
ADJOURNED SINE DIE.
Stockholders Meeting Did Not Have a
The meeting of the stockholders of
the Laurens Cotton Mills, which ad
journed on Nov. 2nd to meet Nov. 16,
was held in the office of Dial & Todd in
the afternoon at 3 o'clock. Present at
the meeting were: A. C. Todd, George
Johnstone, W. R. Richey and M. L.
Copeland. Mr. Todd was elected chair
man and W. R. Richey secretary. There
were represented in person and by proxy
267 shares of stock, and the chairman
ruled that a quorum not being present
no business could be transacted and the
meeting adjourned sine die.
County Cotton Association.
The several Townships and Sub-di
visions of the Cotton Association are
called to meet on the first Saturday in
December at 2 p. m. and elect three
delegates to the County Association
which meets on the second Saturday in
December. All are urged to turn out
and send full delegations. Besides elect
ing one delegate to represent the county
in the State Association for the year
1906 there are other questions of great
interest to our people to come before
the Association. Let every local organ
ization send up its financial contingent,
in the way of three cents for every bale
of cotton. Means must be had to keep
up this fight. Success, far boyoud the
expectations of the most sanguine, has
attended our efforts, but to relax now
or to drift into apathy or indifference
will be fatal.
A. C. Fuller,
President County Association.
Nov. 21, 1905. 16-2t
Third Lyceum Attraction.
The Montauk Ladies' Quartette will
appear at the Laurena Mill School Au
ditorium Friday evening, December 9th.
This is the third and one of the special
attractions being given this season un
der the manjagement of the Laurena
Mills' Lyceum Lecture Course.
PERSONAL AND OTHER NEWS.
Mr. S. D. Childrcss and family spent
Saturday and Sunday at Fountain Inn.
Mr. R. H. Ferguson, of Spartanburg,
was a 1 -aureus visitor Saturday.
Mr. J. E. Sirrino, of Greenville, was
in the city Monday.
Mrs. M. C. Compton is visiting rela
tives at Clinton.
Mr. Cothran McCravy, of the Metro
politan Police, Washington, D. C, is
here on a vistt.
Magistrate Robert Buckingham Pas
ley, of Spartanburg, spent Sunday at
his old home near Cole Point.
Messrs. T. J. Cole and R. L. Whit
lock, of Cross Hill, were in the city
Mr. L. L. Browning, of Columbia, a
tinner and plumber of long experience,
is arranging to move to Laurens, and
will be associated with Mr. S. S. Boyd.
Everybody will be interested to know
that Mr. C. W. Tune, assistant cashier
at the People's Bank, who has been
quite ill for the past three weeks, is
convalescing, with bright prospects of
complete recovery at an early day.
Misses Pearle and Grace Barton, of
Greenville, and Miss Jennie Bostick, of
Spartanburg, are the guests of Miss
Lillian Irby, who will give an enter
tainment tomorrow night in honor of
County Superintendent of Education
R. W. Nash visited the schools at
Princeton, Horse Creek, Mt. Bethel,
Brewerton, Mt. Gallagher and Hendcr
8onville in Sullivan Township during the
(Tinners' Report Issued.
The Ginnera' Report which was issued
yesterday by the government shows
the number of bales ginned this season
to be seven million four hundred thous
and. Upon the isuaance of the report
cotton futures advanced nearly a hun
dred points, January going as high as
At the parsonage of the Second
Methodist Church, the Rev. C. L. Mc
Cain officiating, Miss Annie May Berry
and Mr. Isaac Barnett were united in
marriage on Monday, November 13,and
on Thursday, November 16, Miss Pearl
Sanders, daughter of Mr. D. M. San
ders of Tylersville and Mr. Rufus Cole
of Clinton were made one.
Violation of the Dispensary Law.
John Davis, the colored firemen at
the Goldville Cotton Mill, has been com
mitted to jail to await the next term of
court on the charge of violating the
dispensary law. Davis was arrested by
State Constable Perry Monday, and the
preliminary was held before Magistrate
Milam, who sent the man up. Besides
several bottles of whiskey found on
Davis' person the arresting officer also
found two gallons in the negro's house.
Death at Cross Hill.
Mrs. Ella Hill Goddard, wife of Dr.
W. E. Goddard, died of blood poison at
her home at Cross Hill Monday night.
Mrs. Goddard is survived by her hus
band and two small children. Messrs.
A. M. Hill, of Cross Hill, and J. Wade
Hill, of Mountville, are two of her
brothers that survive.
The funeral and burial took place at
Cross Hill yesterday afternoon at four
THE DISPENSARY ELECTION.
It Will Probably be Ordered for the Sec
ond Tuesday in January.
Supervisor H. B. Humbert has passed
upon the petition filed in his office ask
ing for an election on the Dispensary
question under the Brice Act in this
He finds that he is authorized to order
the election, there being the required
number of names on the petition giving
him this authority.
When seen last night Mr. Humbert
could not say definitely when the elec
tion will be held, but it will probably be
ordered for the second Tuesday in Jan
MR. JOHN D. POWER.
Death of One of the County's Highly Es
Mr. John D. Power died at his home
at Knight's yesterday at 1 o'clock. He
was attacked about ten days ago with
a stomach trouble and his condition wt.s
alarming almost from the fin<t. His
death removes from the community in
which he resided and from Laurens
county a citizen most highi'/ esteemed
and regarded by all who know hir.i.
Mr. Power is survived by hb wife,
who was Miss Jane Mahaffey of the
county, and a daughter, Mrs. Earl C.
Owens. He was a brother-in:law of
Mr. H. D. Mahaffey and Mrs. J. J. Ro
land and an uncle of Messrs. C. A.
Power and W. P. Thomasonof the city,
and he is also survived by a brother,
Mr. Samuel Power, who lives near
Tho funeral and burial services,which
will be conducted by Kev. J. B. Par*
rott, will be held today at 12 o'clock at
Now Harmony Church. The pall-bear
ers will be Mr. Power's old comrades in
arms, survivors of that famous com
mand, Company G., (The Briars,)
Third Regiment, S. C. V., of which
Company he was one of the original and
loyal members throughout the war and
on through the forty years since.
He was in his 67th year.
10,000 churches painted with L. & M.
Paint in 1904. L. & M. costs $1.20 gal
lon. Sold by W. L. Boyd, Laurons, S.
ROUND TABLE TALKS
The County Teacher's Association Devotes
Meeting to the Study of Practical
Teaching and Conduct.
The regular meeting of the Laurons
County Teachers' Association was held
?turday in the Court House, with Mr.
W. Nash, County Superintendent of
Education and President of the Asso
The feature of the meeting was the
"Round Table Talks," conducted by
Pr >f. H. B. Dominick, of Fountain Inn.
The following questions, which were
hr nded in by the various teachers pres
ent, were freely discussed, and many
interesting ideas were advanced thereon:
First. "What is the Best Method to
Secure Good Lessons?"
Second. "What Method Would You
Use to Improve the Children in Read
Third. "How Should a Backward
Child be Treated?"
Fourth. "Do You Think We are Jus
tified in Substituting Books for the
Fifth. "Is it Best to Advance Pupils
in One or Two Studies Too Soon in Or
der to Grade Them Regular?"
Sixth. "-Your Method of Preventing
Unnecessary Talking Among Pupils
During Study Hours?"
Seventh. "I Have a Class that is Fin
ishing Johnson's Fourth Reader. The
Rest of the Course is Arithmetic, Geog
raphy and Spelling. Name a Study
that should bo Substituted for the
Eighth. "What is the Best Method
to Manage a Courting Couple in
Dr. Schcrcr Will Qive His Lecture on
??Japan" December 8th.
The lecture of Dr. James A. B.
Scherer, President of the Nowberry
College, which is to be given at the Op
era House under the auspices of the
Ladies' Literary Club, has been post
poned from Friday night to the evening
of December 8th.
The subject of Dr. Scherer's lecture
to be given here is "Japan," and it
will be illustrated with stereoptican
views. Dr. Scherer is a charming lec
turer, and his acquaintance with Japan,
her modes and customs was gained
largely through extensive travel and
close study of the country only a few
New Business Enterprise.
Mr. J. E. Philpot is making arrange
ments to open up a new enterprise in
Laurens first of January. In addition
to carrying a full line of plumbing ma
terial and supplies, electrical wires and
fittings of every description, Mr. Phil
pot will be prepared to do all kinds of
plumbing work and electrical wiring.
Mr. Philpot will occupy the store
room now occupied by J. S. Machen &
Co., and ho proposes to employ experi
rienced union men in conducting his
business. He will be ready for busi
ness first of January.
MAGNIFICENT ART EXHIBIT
Has Been Secured for the City Schools
by Supt. Sallcy.
During the first, week in December
there will be in the auditorium of the
Laurens City School an art exhibit of
beautiful pictures by the great masters.
This exhibit is one of the most fascina
ting collections ever presented to the
public. Mr. Salloy has been very
fortunate in getting the same exhibit
that was given last year in Bamberg
under his direction. This exhibit far
exceeded the greatest expectations of
those in charge.
The purpose of holding the exhibit is
to give the students the privilege of en
joying the world's master pieces in art,
and to furnish the class-rooms of the
building with tho most beautiful and in
spiring works of art, that the children
might have their surroundings at
school as beautiful and attractive as
possible. Is it not possible thftt bare
white walls have something to do with
the lack of school enthusiasm often
seen in older and younger children? Is
it not the duty of teachers and patrons
to determine to put about the children
at school as much of light and sweet
ness as possible?
Another purpose of this exhibit is
that it might be a source of enjoyment
for the whole community. Those who
come once are not satisfied until they
have come several times. It is some
thing for fathers and mothers to enjoy
and to explain to t^eir children.
Don't judge the value of the collec
tion by the cost of the tickets; the
prices of tickets are merely nominal,
ten cents for children and twenty-five
cents for grown people?all students ten
cents. The money made from the ex
hibit will be used in supplying the sev
eral school-rooms with tasteful pic
tures; no sharing of proceeds.
Let every friend and patron of City
Schools come out at least once; the
management is satisfied you will come
several times if you come once.
More Telephone Wires.
Owing to the increased and continually
growing telephone business between
Laurens and Clinton and some other lo
cal points the service could be improved
and business greatoly facilitated by
putting in additional wires. Business
men in Laurens, Clinton, Enoree and
Cross Hill are daily experiencing little
delays and waits in getting their mes
sages through, simply because the lines
are "busy." One wire it seems, is
wholly inadequate for the service now
in demand between the points indicated.
Time is money and waits and delays are
a source of loss most frequently with
the business man. Another wire would
[ relieve the situation and the patrons of
the 'phone system would no doubt great
ly appreciate the improvement.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps up towards the
heart, causing death. J. E. Stearns,
Belle Plaine, Minn., writes that a
friend dreadfully injured his hand,
which swelled up like blood poisoning.
Bucklcn's Arnica Salve drew out the
poison, healed the wound, and saved
nis life. Best in the world for burns
and sores. 25 cents at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Real Estate Transfers.
The- following real estate transfers
have been recorded in the county audi
tor's office since the first of November:
Laurens township?J. ?. M. Shaw to
Joff D. Pitts, 883 acres, $3,068; Chas.
G. Crews, et al., to S. N. Crews, 230
acres, $2,300; E.'P. Taylor, administra
tor to J. F. Ramage, 105 acres, $1,395;
M. A. Ramage to W. P. Brown, 120
acres, $1,200; Sallic E. Leopard to Aus
tin Bramlett, 25 acres, $700; J. F. Ram
age to Mary Ramage, 105 acres, $1,395;
II. Y. Simpson to J. L. Me Lin, two
Youngs?Anna L. Martin to Luther
M. Higgins, 121 acres, $900; W. W.
Wallace to Wra. P. Owings, 67 acres,
$2,060; E. C. Owings to W. W. Year
gin, 39 acres, $922; Ametie Smith to J.
W. Henderson, 6 acres, $160; W. M.
Henderson to J. M. Henderson, 9 acres,
Sullivan?J. H. and N. M. Sullivan to
W. L. Garrett, 123 acres, $1,400; Mrs.
D. S. Poole to M. L. Cheek, 35 acres,
$700; W. L. Balentine et al. to R. W.
Nichols, 157 acres, $2,100.
Waterloo-L. G. Balle to L. D. Dav
enport, 221 acres, $1,400; Emma E.
Pinson to H. H. and J. C. Pinson, 153
acres, $500; J. H. Wharton to W. L.
Teague, 112 acres, $1,300.
Hunter-Sallie J. Wham to E. W.
Ferguson, 52 acres, $1,750; Margaret
E. and E. W. Ferguson to Annie C.
Ferguson, 200 acres, $3,050; Mary G.
Owings to E. F. Copcland, 13 acres (in
town of Clinton), $2,011; E. W. Fergu
son to G. W. and M. E. Ferguson, 52
Jacks?Thos. W. Hollingsworth et
al., to A. J. Hollingsworth, 153 acres,
City of Laurens?J. E. Carlisle to S.
L. Saxon, house and lot, $1,200; Hattie
T. Switzer to C. R. Bishop, 1 lot $250.
THE PERFECT WAY.
Scores of Laurens Citizens Have Learned
If you suffer from backache,
There is only one way to cure it.
The perfect way is to cure the kid
A bad back means sick kidneys.
Neglect it, urinary troubles follow.
Dean's Kidney Pills are made for
Are endorsed by Laurens poople.
G. W. Wallace, residing on Garling?
ton Street, extended says: "Doan s
Kidney Pills benefitted mu more greatly
than any other remedy I ever used. J 1
suffered from backache for months at j
times as to almost lay me up. A sharp
pain would strike me right across the 1
small of my back once in a while that'
would make me almost yell right out. j
The kidney secretions were very dark !
in color, full of sediment and very an
noying from their too frequent action,
particularly at night. I tried a number
of remedies but without relief until I
went to the Palmetto Drug Co. 's store
and got a box of Doan's Kidney Pills.
On taking them I experienced a change
for the better almost immediately. The
backache soon left me, the kidneys be
came normal and regular so I could go
to bed and sleep all night and arise in
the morning reeling rested and re
For sale by all dealers. Price 60 cts.
Foster-Milburn Co., Butfalo, New
York, solo agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's ?and take
Party of Laurens and Clinton Citizens
Interested in the Drawing and Dis
tributlcn of Town Lots,
The following citizens and business
men of Laurens and Clinton left over
the'.Seaboard road yesterday for Hobart,
Oklahoma: Dr. B. P. Godfrey, S. D.
Childress, Adolph Shayer, E. W. Mar
tin, Lewis Anderson, M. J. Owings,
B. B. Blakeloy, J. W. Fowler, John
Young, B. L. King and George Young.
They are due to arrive at Hobart to
morrow, and, according to the ad
vertised schedule received here, the
drawing and disposing of several thous
and town and city lots by auction will
commence and continue a week or more.
Several months ago, quite a number of
people in this section bought certifi
cates of stock entitling them to so many
lots in six or eight towns in that terri
tory. The time for drawing the lots
was set for this week, and the company
conducting the scheme paid the ex
penses of the trip of each holding five
The price paid for the lots is consid
ered very cheap, and each purchaser
will have a chance at a capital prize, a
$3,000 house and lot. May some one of
the Laurens contingent hold the lucky
You can find here all sizes and styles
in lamps from the large decorated par
lor lamps to the small hand lamps.
Don't buy before you see our line.
Making Room for the Clinton National
Cunton, Nov. 20th.-The J. W.
Copeland Co. is closing out the Kacket
Store, the sale having started last
week. The new bank will occupy the
building after Jan. 1st.
Mrs. Halo Shands entertained in
honor of Mrs. Howard Caldwell of Co
lumbia on last Thursday afternoon. The
guests were former school mates of
Mrs. Caldwell and a delightful hour
was spent in talking over old College
Rev. Mr. Plaxico and family leave
this month for their new home in Bar
tow, Fla. Clinton regrets to give them
Mrs. II. I. Horton spent several days
in Bennettsville last week, as a dele
gate to the Missionary Union.
Mr. J. G. Norman was in town Sat
urday and Sunday.
Clinton's real estate is advancing.
Mr. Howard Caldwell, a broker from
Columbia, recently bought Mr. Libert
Copeland's place in the suburbs of Clin
ton and will cut it into lots for building
Mrs. Grey Kllisor visited relatives in
Laurens during the past week.
Mrs. W. S. Bean leaves today to visit
her sister, Mrs. Landon Thomas, of
<i Gals. L. & M. Paint and 3 gallons
oil cost about $8.50 and will paint mod
erate sized house. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens, S. C. 14?13t.'
$3.50 SHOES $3.50
We have two things we want
to tell you about in one
The first is our $3.50 Men's
Shoes and the second is our
Women's Shoes. If we dwell
too long on one, we'll neglect
the other?and both have
These $3.50 Shoes are the Best Shoes
that the Money can Buy Anywhere
One of the best Shoe Makers
in the country built them to
order from the best of Pat
Kid and Colt, Valour Calf,
Box Calf, and Vici Kid. The
shape of these
Shoes is the latest and
there's nothing about them
to enable you to distinguish
them from $5.00 Shoes.
Come, see these great $3.50
These $3.50 Shoes are the Best Shoes
that the Money can Buy Anywhere
Shoes, Hats and Furnishings
Customer's Shoes Shined Free
The One Price Store
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Two thousand bales of cotton were
burned at Macon, Ga., Friday.
Twenty-five white men are on the
?bain gang in Spartanburg county.
Capt. Clinton Ward, one'of the promi
nent men of the State, died at his home
at Wards Tuesday from blood poison.
Greenville took her turn at the polls
Tuesday and voted out the dispensary
by a good majority.
Major Andrew B. Woodruff, an aged
and most highly esteemed citizen of
Spartanburg county, died at his home
at Woodruff last Saturday.
William R. Hearst, candidate for
mayor of New York in the recent elec
tion, is said to have spent $65,000 in
Two cubs were born to a lioness with
the Van Amburg's shows in Orange
burg. One of the cubs was named"
"Orange" and the other "Burg."
A great gathering of Odd Fellows is
anticipated in Greenville on the eve
ning of Thanksgiving Day. The Grand
Masters of the Order in three States
have been invited and arc expected to
Orangeburg had a great Carnival last
week and thousands of visitors. On
"Veterans" day a splendid banquet
was given for the hundreds of veterans
who were present and took part in the
A prisoner in jail at Swainsboro, Ga.,
for horse stealing is believed to be D.
C. Murphy, who killed Treasurer Copes
of Orangeburg county in 1897. Murphy
was convicted of the crime and sen
tenced to be hanged, but his sentence
was commuted to life imprisonment in
the Penitentiary, from which he soon
after made his escape.
Greenville attorneys for the Southern
railroad settled by compromise, six im
portant damage suits during the past
week. These included the case of En
gineer Cope, who was killed in the Og
den wreck last May. Suita for $50,000
damage was entered in this case, but it
was settled for $8,000.
On petition of Adam Ault of New
berry Attorney Welch of Columbia ap
peared before Chief Justice Pope at
Newberry last Thursday and obtained two
orders involving the constitutionality
of the Brice Law. The cause of the ac
tion is the apportionment of the school
funds of the state derived from the sale
of liquor. The cases will be heard in
Columbia Dec. 4.
Miss Daisy Sullivan Entertains.
The Buttinskies were entertained in
delightful fashion last Friday evening
by Miss Daisy Sullivan. The chief
amusement was the game of "up
jinks," and the prize was won by Miss
Grace Simmons. Ice cream, cake and
other refreshments were served and a
very pleasant evening was enjoyed by
the following guests: Misses Grace
Simmons, Mattie Kern, Mary Todd,
Willie May Childress, Julia Gilkerson,
Zeline Gray, Meta Shell, Ada Slorah of
Jacksonville, Florida; Messrs. Brooks
Childress, Clyde Hay, Dr. Morris Ow
ens. Bee Duckett, Charlie [Kern, Stobo
Young, Clarence Bramlott, William
Lancaster and Gilliam Blake.
STRUCK BY A FREIGHT TRAIN.
Narrow Escape of Thomas Fuller, from
Laurens, Nov. 19. ?Special: Thomas
Fuller, mill operative at the Laurens
Cotton Mills, was struck and very se
riously injured by an incoming freight
on the Columbia, Newberry and Lau
rens Railroad yesterday afternoon be
tween 5 and 0 o'clock, receiving a num
ber of ugly and dangerous cuts about
his face and on the head.
The accident happened in a cut just
beyond the Laurens Mills store, and
but for the presence of mind of his ten
year old son, who was with him, Fuller,
in all probability, would have been
killed out-right by the train. The in
jured man is near-sighted. Accom
panied by his boy, he was coming up
the railroad, and when the freight came
along Fuller insisted on standing on the
ends of the crossties whil ? the train
was passing. The little boy, seeing
his rather's danger, had almost suc
ceeded in pulling him from his perilous
position by clinging to tho coat of bis
father, when the steps of the caboose
struck the man on the head and knocked
him off and out of further danger.
Fuller received prompt medical and
surgical attontion and is reported to be
getting along very nicely today. Ho
had a a close call, ?Cor. News and Cou
It. B. RIVES, Honea Path, S.C., has
a first class funeral car. 16-6t
FOR SALE One contract of Stand
ard Guaranty & Trust Company, one on
which you can borrow $1,000.00 at 0 per
cent interest, Write J. B. Chambers,
Union, S. C, Mi ll
MR. PARKER DUNLAP, who has
had several years of experience in the
Undertaking business, is In charge of
our Undertaking Department. It. B.
Rives, Honea Rath, s. c. 16-61
GO TO R. B, RIVKS, Honea Path,
S. C, for Collins and Caskets. 16-6t
NOTICE?All parties Indebted to me
can settle with Mrs. Godfrey, .1. W.
Donnon, Esq. or W. M. Sloan! (Dr.) B.
1\ God trey, Laurens, S. C. 10-lt
FOR SALE -Thirty-four acres land
and six room dwelling on Academy
street, Crossjllill;price$1,800, Address
Lock box Rl, Cross Hill, 8, C. 10-4t
WHEN in peed of Coffins and Caskets
call on R. 11. Rives, Honea Path, S. C.
Prompt service day and night. 16-6t
LIVES ARE LOST.
llECOVtitt MANY BODIES
Disaster Was Caused by the Ship Losing
Her Course in Heavy Snow
St. Mai.o, France, Nov. 20. ?This
town presented a desolate sconce this
morning following the wreck last night
of the Southwestern railroad cross
channel Hilda, in which a hundred and
twenty eight lives were lost. News of the
disaster spread quickly and this morn
ing great crowds of people swarmed
down to the sea and took positions on
the rocks waiting to see. if other vic
tims would be washed up. In the
throngs were many men and women
who had relatives on the ill-fated
steamer who were anxious for a chance
to identify any bodies which might
come ashore. The distress of these
mourners was pitiful. Men and women
with tears streaming down their cheeks
stood for hours on the sand to watch.
The gloom of the castastropho affected
the whole town and for the time being
every other thought has given way to
grief caused by the loss of so many
Reports received this morning from
various points along the coast state
that fifty-one bodies of the wreck bad
Definite information as to the cir
cumstances of the wreck are still lack
ing. The general opinion, however, is
that the catastrophe was due to a spe
cies of mirage which apparently altered
the position of shore and channel lights,
missleading Captain Gregory and caus
ing him to take a wrong course. Wheth
er the Hilda used distress signals is
not known, but such signals should
have been seen on shore, although the
fact that they were not may have been
due to a heavy snow storm which pre
! vailed. The few persons saved so far
are known to have suffered fearful ex
posure, and fears are entertained that
they may not be able to survive.
Special Millinery Values.
We purchased a big lot of millinery
away under price, consisting of the best
things in this season's shapes. Rig lot
of ostrich plumes, feathers, wings and
(lowers, and many new things in millin
ery trimmings. We are able to give
you some of the greatest values you
have ever seen. Don't fail to visit our
store and see the big values in all de
Davis, Roper <5t Co.
L. & M. Taint cost only .$1.20 a gal
lon. Seven gallons paints a moderate
size bouse. Sold by W. L. Boyd, Lau
rens, S. C. 11 13t.
A well painted house reflects credit
upon the housekeeper. Uso Mastic
mixed paint, "the kind that lasts," is
guaranteed strictly pure; tho best re
sults are thus assured. W. W. Dodson,
Laurens, S. C.
Buy your winter Underwear here, tho
quality is high, tho price low for the
Be sure to see the beautiful line of
Art Squares and Rugs that we are now
showing in the latest designs, beautiful
patterns and made of the best quality
of goods. Don't buy before you see
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Ask to see our line of white bed
spreads and Marseille quills. The llul>.
The more perfect the mixing of the
paints the more perfect the product.
Mastic mixed paint, "the kind that
lasts," is made uy powerful machinery
and produces more perfect paint than
you can make in a bucket and stir with
a stick. Ask at Dodson's Drugstore.
Our prices are trace magnets. Cope
We have a beautiful line of Fancy
Odd Ohina consisting of pretty pieces
in different designs akd colors from
which you can select any articles you
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We give the correct shape and the
correct price of a Shoe. Copeland.
Ask for May Manton patterns, only
10 contS each. The Hub.
We have just received another car of
Bucks Cooking Stoves. Phis is the third
car that we have received this year.
We have them in all styles and sizes,
and if you want the best stove made for
your money gel n Bucks.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
But on a pair of our Shoes and the
sale is made. Copeland.
Be sure to let us show you our beaut i
ful line of swinging lamps, in different
colors and decorations, for the hail and
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We have a hat for you, any shade or
shape you desire. Copeland,
Slate of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
By 0. Q.Thompson, Esq.,Probate Judge.
Whereas, John F. Bolt, C, C. c. P.
a. S., made suit to me, to grant him
Letter of Administration of the Estate
of and effects of Susan (I. Gray.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said Susan (;. Gray,de
ceased, that they bo and appear before
mo. in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens Court House, S. C., on the
8rd day of January, 1906, noxl after
publication (hereof, at II o'clock in the
forenoon, to lllOW cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not he granted.
(liven under my hand, (his 21st. day of
November, A. D., 1905,
0, G. THOMPSON.
Probate Judge L. (.".
Nov. 22, l!H?.r) lfl ('.!.