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WE ARE IN THE
Business and Sell at
Palmetto Drug Co
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS. S O.. WEDNESDAY DEO. 27. 190S.
CROSS HILL HAS
Two Negroes Laid Low toy
Gamblers' Quarrel Leads to a Bloody
Christmas Tragedy. Tom Wells is
in Jail. Claims Self Defense.
Horace and Henry Bullock, brothers,
were shot and instantly killed on the
outskirts of Cross Hill Sunday night
during the progress of a general negro
row, by Tom Wells, a railroad negro,
who lives at Abbeville.
A party of negroes, it seems, were
gambling when a dispute arose between
the Bullock brothers and Wells. Horace
Bullock attacked Wells with his knife
and was slashing him about the head
and face when Wells drew his pistol, a
hammerless Smith & Wesson, and shot
his antagonist dead in his tracks. At
that moment Henry Bullock rushed up
and dealt Wells a blow on tiie head
with a rock. The men clinched and
Wells sent a bullet through the second
brother's heart, killing him instantly.
When the shooting started up the
rest of the negroes fled. Wells started
for a friend's house but soon fell, being
greatly weakened by the loss of blood.
He was found a little later and received
a physician's attention. His wounds
are not serious, and he was brought to
jail Monday night by Deputy Sheriff
Sullivan. Wells says he had to shoot
the men in self defense.
Coroner Watts held the inquest over
the bodies of the dead men Monday af
MR. JOHNSON'S BILL.
It Effects a Qreat Many People and is
Printed in Full.
Washington, Dec. 21.?The efforts
of Representative Johnson to recover
damages for the people of his district
for horses taken from them after Lee's
surrender is perhaps one of the most
important local bills that has been in
troduced in the house in a long time. It
effects more people, perhaps than any
other local bill that could be introduced.
There is, however, some misappre
hension existing as to just what is ne
cessary to be done by a client to re
cover under the act in question and the
bill of Mr. Johnson is here given in
full that it may be thoroughly under
stood. The bill is as follows:
"That the quartermaster general is
directed, under such rules and regula
tions as may be approved by the secre
tary of war, to investigate or cause to
be investigated, the claims of Confed
erate soldiers and citizens of the states
declared to be in insurrection from 1861
to 1865 for horses and supplies alleged
to have been taken from them by Fed
eral troops in and after the surrender,
acting under orders, in violation of the
terms and the spirit of the surrender of
the Confederate armies, and he shall,
subject to the approval of the secretary
of war, issue his vouchers to such per
sons as shall be shown by such inves
tigation to be entitled thereto, which
voucher shall be paid out of any money
in the United States treasury not other
That no claimant shall be entitled to
receive any voucher unless he shall es
tablish to the satisfaction of the quar
termaster general that he or she or
the person through whom he or she as
serts such claim was the actual owner
of horses or supplies so taken; that
such property was taken from him or
her or the person through whom he or
she claims by troops of the United
States, acting under orders, in violation
of the terms and the spirit of the sur
render of the Confederate armies; that
if the person from whom the property
was taken be dead, the sum to which
mich person was or shall be entitled
shall be paid to his estate."
There is little probabality that the
bill will pass.
Laurens People Must Recognize and
Kidney ills eorrfe quietly?mysteriously,
But nature always warns you through
Notice the kidney secretions,
See if the color is unhealthy?
If there are settlings and sediment,
Passages too frequent, scanty, painful.
Jt's time then to use Doan'B Kidney
To ward off Bright's disease or dia
Doan's have done great work in Lau
Charles Loko, mill hand, of Factory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills in my
?opinion are the best backache cure in
this world. They cured me and I have
bad backache for at least two years,
and have been so bad at times I could
not get out of bed, much less go to bed.
/ have had my wife rub it with lini
ment until it waa all a blister. I tried
numerous remedies, but without them
doing mo one bit of good. The secre
tions from the kidneys were as red as
blood, full of sediment and I could not
hold them, especially at night when my
rest was broken on account of my hav
ing to get up a number of times. I
learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and
sent to the Palmetto Drug Co. for a
box. I did not believe they would do
any more than the other remedies I
had tried, but I waa mistaken. I felt
better the very next day, and my back
gradually became strong and the ach
ing disappeared. I do not have to
up at nights now at all and the kid...
have become regular and natural in aV
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
solo agents for the United States.
Remember the name ? Doan's and
-take no other.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Vote for the Queen of the Carnival.
Mr. G. C. Anderson of the Rabun
Creek section was in town Friday.
Mr. R. T. Hollingsworth of Cross
Hill was in the eity Friday.
Mr. Milton Golden was in the city
Thursday from Wares Shoals.
Miss Katherine Jones is at home for
the holidays from Greenville.
Col. T. B. Crews leaves today for a
visit to Atlanta. *
Mrs. W. R. McCuen is visiting at Ab
beville this week.
Mrs. Virginia Miller is spending Borne
time in Georgia and Florida.
Miss Maggie Watt of Honea Path is
the guest of friends in the city.
Miss Louie Crews of Atlanta is visit
ing relatives in the city.
The Laurens dispensary sales last
Saturday amounted to $1,778.
Mr. J. S. Switzer and family of
Woodfuff spent Christmas in the city.
Mr. Larry Langston, now of Spar
tanburg, is here for the holidays.
Miss Agnes Adams of Chicora College
came home for Christmas.
Mr. Jockey Murff is here for the
week from Wofford.
Mrs. N. M. Salley is visiting in Spar
The Carnival is here in' all its glory.
See their ad in this issue.
Miss Daisy B. Mayfield of Atlanta
Ga. is the guest of Miss Nellie Wallace.
Dr. and Mrs. Carlyle Nottingham are
spending Christmas with Mrs. E. M.
Miss Josie Sullivan of Agnes Scott
Institute is at home for the holiday sea
Clerk of Court Bolt authorizes the
statement that there will be no session
of Court next Monday.
Mr. R. H. Young has returned to the
city from a visit to several points in
Mrs. Maria Boulware has gone to
Darlington to spend a month with her
daughter, Mrs. F. M. Smith.
Miss Robin Arthur of Spartanburg is
in the city to attend the wedding at the
First Methodist Church this evening.
Mr. Douglas Gray has returned from
the Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Business
College, bringing with him his diploma.
Messrs. Clyde Franks, Pierce Irby
and James Sullivan are at home from
the South Carolina College.
Mr. Sam F. Garlington of Augusta
spent Sunday and Monday in the city
Mr. Berry Philpot of Macon, Ga., is
at home for the Kern-Medlock wedding
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Richardson of
Cash's are spending the Christmastide
with relatives here.
Misses Sarah Harvin of Spartanburg,
and Lelia Blackwell of Union, visited
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Blackwell yester
day and today.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Richardson of
Clarendon have been the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Sullivan during the
Miss Mattie Tarrant, teacher of the
Oak Grove school, is spending the
Christmas vacation at her home at
Miss Olivia V. Burnside, who is
teaching the Sandy Spring school went
to Lykesland, Richland county, her
home, Friday for the holidays.
Mr. Albert Dial went to Rock Hill
Monday afternoon to visit his sister,
Miss Lalla Mao Dial, a student at Win
Mr. Thos. E. Peterson of Rosedale,
Miss., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Wof
ford Peterson, and other relatives in
One of the happy incidents of Christ
mas day was the distribution of about
400 presents by the Laurens Mill man
agement to the children of the Mill
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Garrett desire
to publicly thank the fire companies
and the citizens generally for their ef
forts in protecting their residence and
premises from fire last Saturday night.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington and Miss Lil
lian Irby attended the presentation of
"Tannhauser," the grand opera, which
was played in Columbia las'. Thursday
Miss Annie Clardy, who is teaching
in the Westminister Graded School, and
Miss Margaret Clardy, principal of the
Algary school, came home for the
Miss Carrie i/ou Dorroh will attend
the Woman's Convention for the Im
provement of Rural Schools at Rock
Hill thia week, having been elected at
a recent meeting of the Teachers' As
sociation as a delegate from this county.
Mr. Sam Jones, superintendent of the
Overall Manufacturing Company, went
to Savannah, Ga., Saturday, where he
will spend a week with his family who
have been visiting in the Georgia city
since the first of December.
Mr. J. R. Franks of Lanford paid
this office a pleasant call a few days
ago. Mr. Franks, who owns a nice
home and farm at Lanford, says he
naa retired from cotton mill work and
will devote his time to his farm. He
has been connected with the Enoree
Manufacturing Company fourteen years,
eight years of which time he was over
seer of the weave room.
The People's Loan and Exchange Bank
Now Occupies Splendid and Com
modious New Offices.
A superb and modernly designed
building 1ms taken the place of the old
office building located on the south-west
comer of the public square and owned
and occupied for the ^past nineteen
years by the People's Loan and Ex
The new building is practically fin
ished, lacking only a few touches here
and there and the placing of the office
fixtures, which will be done In a very
short while The work was done by a
Greenville contracting company and
the total cost of the building amounts
to about $8,000.
It is a two story, pressed brick struct
ure, with plate glass front. The exter
ior presents quite a handsome and im
posing appearance, while the well ap
pointed office and lobby with tiled floor
and metal ceiling, the handsome reception
room and the cashier's cozy office are to
be eleg?ntly and elaborately furnished.
On the second floor seven nice and com
fortable rooms, suitable for offices,
have been fitted up with lights and wa
The People's Loan and Exchange
Bank was organized in 1887. Its re
sources now are $535,000 with a capital
Capt. Albert Dial was the first presi
dent. Upon his death a few years ago,
Major W. A. Watts, who had suc
ceeded Mr. J. H. Sullivan as cash
ier, was elected president and Mr. J.
Wells Todd became cashier. Major
Watts and Mr. Todd are the present
officers, with Mr. C. W. Tune as as
sistant cashier and Mr. W. R. McCuen,
The board of directors are: J. O. C.
Fleming, W. L. Gray, J. H. Sullivan,
A. H. Martin, J. H. Traynham, N. B.
Dial, J. W. Todd, H. B. Kennedy and
W. A. Watts.
Notice To Jurors.
Grand and Petit Jurors and all per
sons interested will please take notice
that the Court of General sessions will
nol'be convened until Tuesday morning
Jan. 2, as Monday is a iegai holiday.
John F. Bolt, Clerk of Court.
Laurens, Dec. 26, 05.
Mr. C. B. Roper of the Hickory Tav
ern section reports that he recently
slaughtered two sixteen months old
Berkshire?Essex pigs which netted
THE WONDER WITH THE CARNIVAL.
Prof. Cassimer, the World's Greatest
Clairvoyant and Palmist.
So great is his power that without
you saying one word he tells you your
name in fulf Tells you the name of the
one you will marry and the date of
He will tell you whether husband,
wife or sweetheart is true or false.
He will tell you how to be successful
in health, business, love, courtship,
marriage, investments, and all affairs
of life. He will tell you how to win the
affection of the one you love. Thous
ands of families have been reunited by
his efforts, thousands of hearts made
glad by his truthful predictions. If you
are in need of information, advice or
help, if in doubt or trouble call cn this
gifted man. He has done wonders for
others he can help you. He is locutod
in tent next to Ferris Wheel on east
corner of Main street and Public Square
Be sure you visit the right one as he
has imatators who copy his advertising
cards and claim to do what ho docs but
he has no equal. In tent next to Ferris
Second Week Jurors.
The following Petit Jurors have been
drawn for the second week of court, he
ginning January 8th:
Laurens?P. J. Bramlett, P. II, Mar
tin, J. D. Watts, B. B. Blakeley, J. L.
McClintock, Messer Babb, L. C. Arm
strong, W. S. Bagwell.
Youngs?Jas. It. Martin, T. B. Ow
ens, T. R. L. Gray, J, C. Rhoden,
W. A. Montjoy, W. T. Stephons.
Jacks?J. H. Payne, R. J. McCrary,
Will S. Jacks.
Waterloo- W. H. Wharton, N. EJ
Cooper, Sam E. Williams.
Cross Hill?M. T. Simpson, A. M.
Hill, Geo. W. Hannah, W. P. *I urnor.
Sullivan?J. W. Bagwell, Jeremiah
Stono, W. H, Pitts, W. T. Mahaffey,
A. W. Sharpo,
Dial-B. F. Simpson, R, O. limit,
Lucian Babb, R. G. Wilson, J. F. Gray.
Hunter?W. A. Boyd, Sr., W. D.
Mr. S. Prank Parrott Married.
Mr- 8? Frank Parrott, ono of the
editors and proprietors of tho Cherokee
New? of Gaffney, was marrjed to Miss
Christine Goudeloek of that city,
Thursday, December 21.
Mr. Parrott is a well known nowspa
per man and for several years edited a
paper in this city,
WILL BE MARRIED TODAY.
Nuptials of Miss Duvall and Mr. Machen
to be Celebrated.
At noon today Mr. Emory B. Machen
of this city and Miss Pearl Duvall of
Barksdale will bo united in marriage at
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
J. W. Duvali.
The ceremony will be performed by
the Rev. 9A Pitta, D. D., who
twenty-five years ago, this month, offi
ciated at the marriage of the late Mr.
Jno. W. Duvall andMiss Corrio Thomas,
parents of the bride of today.
An elegant wedding feast will bo
served and in the evening the bridal
couple, together with a number of
friends and invited guests, will be given
a reception by Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Machen at their beautiful new residence
on South Harper street.
Mr. Machen, the groom-to-be, is a
son of Mr. J. T. Machen of Princeton
and a brother of Mrs. R. A. Cooper.
Ho is nnnoe'P.tfd in the wholesale gro
cery business here with his uncle, Mr.
J. S. Machen, and is a young business
man of industry and enterprise.
His bride, who is quite well known
here, willbe warmly welcomed to the
Town Lots Sold Well.
Despite the steady downpour of rain,
the dark, cold, disagreeblo day that it
was, the sale of the S. R. Todd prop
erty, consisting .of 124 lots, took place
last Wednesday as advertised. The sale
had to be held in the Court House and
Auctioneer B. W. Getsingcr of Spar
tanburg made things lively and kept in
terest in the bidding at high tension
The 124 lots sold for $11,000, which
is considered a fairly good price for 130
acres. Mr. Todd reserved the resi
dence and five acres. This successful
sale was conducted by Mr. Ceo. W.
Shell, the broker.
Wedding at Gray Couri.
Last night n; thj) Methodist Church
at Gray Court, the marriage of Miss
Gertrude Stone, daughter of Mr. J. D.
Stone of that place, and Mr.' W. HJ
Acker of Anderson was solcmni^pfi in
the presence of a large assemblage oft
friends and relatives, the ceremony be
ing performed by the Rev. J. F. An
Fire at Gray Court.
At 8 o'clock Mondrfy night the resi
dence of Mr. D. . D.,Peden, a young
merchant of Cray CoufCwas completely
destroyed by fire. The origin of the
fire is rather mysterious as there had
been no fire in the house since early
that morning, the family being absent
from home all day.
Nothing was saved from the building
and Mr. Peden places his loss at $1,500
with $900 insurance.
Christmas Tree and Entertainment.
A large assemblage attended an en
tertainment and Christmas tree Riven
by the Trinity school at 2 o'clock p. m.
A beautiful tree, laden with all the
nice things of the season was provided
and a most interesting and successful
entertainment, consisting of recitations,
music and readings, was given by the
pupils of the school which is presided
over by Miss Lucia Barksdale of this
Nice Position for Mr. G. P. Smith.
Information comes from Columbia to
the effect that Mr. G. P. Smith of this
city is soon to be elected clerk of the
State Railroad Commission, a position
that has been held for several years
by Col. D. P. Duncan. The commission
selects its clerk, and the election will
take place in January.
The many friends of Mr. Smith
throughout the State will be interested
in his success, as he is one of the most
popular citizens in Laurens County.
A Shooting Scrape.
In a shooting affair Saturday night on
Conductor McKain's train, near Parks,
a station four miles east of the city,
John Parks, colored, was shot and
perhaps fatally wounded.
It is claimed that another negro,
John Coleman, shot parks. But
as there were several others engaged
in the battle it is not at all certain who
fired the shot, that struck Parks. He
does not know himself, so it is stated.
They Are Appreciated.
The four young ladies employed in
the Laurens Telephone Exchange wero
I remembered in quite a substantial way
' by two citizens, who presented them
with $30.00 in cash Christmas morning,
j one giving $10, tho other $20.
Convicts Sell Their Bodies.
RALEIGH, N. C, Dec. 21.?The body
of William Carter, the negro, who was
hanged at Kenansville, Duplin county,
N, C, for a criminal assault on a young
white girl, was brought to Raleigh this
evening, and has been placed in an un
dertaking establishment hero tempor
arily. The body of another criminal,
also a negro, hanged at Williamston,
Martin County, N. C, was also re
ceived here and has been similarly dis
Under a State law these bodies In
come the property of the State ana
tomical board, and will be used for dis
secting purposes in medical schools in
this State. Both of these negroes sold
their bodies while in prison awaiting
Christinas Tree at Cross Mill.
The Methodist, Baptist and Presby
terian Churches of Cross IJijl united in
giving a Christmas troe Monday after
noon at the Academy,
WITH THE SECRET ORDERS.
Woodmen of the World and Knights of
Honor Elect Officers.
Thursday night officers of Laurens
Camp No. 98 Woodmen of the World
were elected for the ensuing term, the
following being nominated:
C. A. Power, Consul Commander.
H. D. Mahaffey, Adviser Lieutenant.
J. Lee Langaton, Clerk.
J. A. Franks, Escort.
J. W. Abrains, Banker.
W. E. Clardy, Watchman.
W. B. Clardy, Sentry.
C. R. Bishop, Manager.
At .a recent meeting of Laurens
Lodgo No. 1302, Knights of Honor the
following officers were chosen for the
L. G. Balle, Dictator.
T. F. Simpson, Vice-Dictator.
C. W. Tuno, Reporter.
T. N. Barksdale, Financial Reporter.
R. P. Milam, Treasurer.
J. F. Owings, Guide.
W. S. Bagwell, D. S.
Royal Arch Masons.
At the regular communication of
Rising Sun Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch
Masons, held Friday night, the annual
election of officers for the ensuing year
resulted in the selection and installation
of the following:
H. B. Humbert, high priest.
M. L. Nash, king.
R. A. Cooper, scribe.
Dr. W. W. Dodson, treasurer.
H. Terry, secretary.
G. L. Pitts, captain of the host.
W. E. Meng, principal sojourner.
A. Shayer, royal arch captain.
R. A. Babb, master of the third veil.
Dr. Isadore Schaycr, master of the
Thomas Downey, master of the first
W. H. Gilkerson, Ji\, sentinel.
George P. Smith, chaplain.
PAY FOR ANOTHER WAR HORSE.
Congressman Johnson's Success in Col
lecting These Claims is Being
?'Noised Abroad" It Seems.
Mr. Thos. H. Daniel sends the fol
lowing from Washington to the Spar
tanburg Herald under date of Decem
"Mrs. Ella Wattn Shell, of Laurens,
widow of the late Representative
George W- Shell, has been sent by the
war department a voucher for $125 in
payment for a horse which her husband
had taken from him by union soldiers
after the surrender of General Leu,
I and after Captain Shell had been
paroled. Mr. Johnson's activity and
I success in this line have been so noised
abroad that shortly after the death of
1 the late Representative Croft, of Aikcn,
while there was no representative in
congress from that district, Dr. John
M. Weekley, father of Mr. W. T.
Weekley, of Spartanburg, took up
with him the question of securing re
muneration for two horses which union
soldier took from him near Augusta.
Dr. Weekley, who is now a citizen of
Barnwell, was paroled in Augusta and
started homeward. His horses were
taken from him and he proceeded home
ward with the best means of locomo
tion available under the circumstances,
having no hope of either remuneration
or revenge. Just forty years later, in
1905, he received $275 from the United
States government in payment for his
loss?or in partial payment at least.
Some very valuable surgical instruments
were also taken from him, but these do
not come within the purview of the
statute under which these claims are
brought, and for these he cannot re
cover. Roprcscntatiye Johnson was in
formed at the war department a few
days ago, however, thnt a voucher for
$275 had been sent to Dr. Weekley, as
Mr. Johnson had to establish to the
satisfaction of the department the gon
uiness of the claim.
Two Small Flre?.
Saturday night at 11 o'clock a tenant
house on the premises of Mr. J. F.
Tolbert, located near West Main street,
was destroyed by fire and at 1 o'clock
the store of Mr. J. R. Hazel, on the
road between the city and Watts Mills,
was burned, together with most of its
Negro Oirl Drowned.
Mary Glenn, sixteen-year-old daugh
ter of Peter Glenn, of Clinton, was
drowned last Wednesday night in Dun
can's Creek at Puckett's Ford, five
miles from Clinton.
The girl, together with another girl
and a young negro man, attempted to
cross the creek, whjch was greatly
swollen, whon team and all were swept
down the stream, tho mule perishing
with one of the occupants of the buggy.
Something About "Thai."
According to the Greenville News:
Over in York county they are tolling
a good story regarding a contesl which
S. E). Roney, a 1901 graduate of F?r?
man Uuiversity, inaugurated in bis
school, the Gold Hill Academy sil Port
Mill. He offered a prize to the mem
her of tho English grammer class who
should frame a sentence containing the
word "that" six times consecutively.
On the following morning Grover Epps
presented this sentence and claimed the
"I think that, that that, that that
that modified is a noun."
After having the claimant parse each
"that," Mr. Boney declared the sen
tence gramatically correct, and then
made this remark:
"I b,c)|eve, Mr. Epps, uftor all that,
that that that that that that modified
is an adjective."
Who can mako it eight?
NOW IN LAURENS
Throngs of Visitors arc in the City and
the Week Promises to be a
The great Rarkoot Carnival is m town
and is in full blast. Hundreds are visit
ing the many attractions and amuse
ments, and the shows are pleasing the
throngs. The tents are located on the
square, and every attraction will be
open every afternoon and evening dur
ing the remainder of the week. In fact
Mr. Rarkoot, the manager, states that
he lias found it necessary to open the
shows in the forenoon in order to ac
commodate the throngs of visitors.
Some of the free features of the
show for the week are the Hying
trapeze and head balancing by Prof.
Tree, and the daring performance of
Capt. Darella, the champion one-armed
high diver. These events take place
every afternoon and evening.
L. & M. Paint cost only $1.20 a gal
Ion. Seven gallons paints a moderate
size house. Sold by W. L. Boyd, Lau
rens, S. C. 14-131.
An Exciting Chase After a Negro.
Yesterday afternoon the officers here
were notified by the Greenwood au
thorities to watch out for Cus Sanders,
colored, who was wanted there and
who had left on the train for Laurens.
Upon the arrival of the train at the
coal chute Policeman Roper saw a ne
gro jump from the rear of the train
and make off in a wild run. The officer
followed, believing the fellow to be the
man wanted. After a long and exciting
chase the policeman came up with the
negro who had reached East Main
street, near Mrs. Clarke's. The fellow
resisted the officer and showed fight,
whereupon Officer Roper fired upon him,
inflicting a flesh wound in the leg. He
gave in and was brought to the station
Tiie negro says ins name is Ike Dial
and that lie lives with Mr. A. E. Ham
ilton, a few miles from the city. He is
said to fill the description furnished of
the Greenwood negro. Dial says he got
off the train before coming to the sta
tion because he wanted to avoid the
possibility of meeting a certain party
who had threatened to give him trouble.
A well painted house reflects credit
upon the housekeeper. Use Mastic
mixed paint, "the kind that lasts," is
guaranteed strictly pure; the best re
sults are thus assured. W. \Y. Dodson,
Laurens, S. C.
PRINCRSS FLORA IS HERE.
The Celebrated English Palmist and Spir
itual Wonder Worker.
"By their deeds shall ye know them."
says Scripture, and so it has proven
with Flora. $20,000 for any one that
that can equal her.
She reads your life from the cradle to
the grave and is known from sea to sea
as one of the best palmist in the world.
During the Omaha Exposition she read
the hand <>f President McKlnly and pre-*
dieted that he would die by the handsof
an assasin. which prediction came true.
She it was who, whik tilling an engage
ment at Plttsburg, traced on the map
the famous Beaumont, Texas, oil fields
and located what lias since proven to be
the greatest oil fields in existence.
While in Toronto, Princess Flora read
the palm of Mr. John Johnson, who was
oneof the stockholders in an oil prospeel
which was about to bo abandoned.
When she read his hand, she said, "you
are interested in an enterprise located
in a westernly direction from Toronto,
which will prove bettor than you ex
pect." Mr. Johnson at once consulted
his colleagues, and they went to work
with renewed energy, with the result
that oil was soon reached.
Princess Flora is a natural clairvoy
ant and locates stolen and lost, articles.
Her powers are simply wonderful. She
has been very successful and has fore
told the future of some of the most
prominent people in America. Her
oriental tent, opposite Davis, Roper &
Company's big store, has been visited
this week by some of the most promi
nent people in Laurens all of whom pro
nounce her one of the best they have
ever had to tell their past, preset), and
futuro. One feature of her reading is
the telling of your name. It matters
not. whether she has ever seen you be
fore or not. she can tell you who you
are. You will regret It if you do not
have her read your palm while she is in
A bad Scare.
Some day you will get a bad scare,
when you feel a bain in your bowels,
and fear appendicitis. Safety lies in
Dr. King's New Life Pills, a I ure . ui. .
for all bowel and stomach diseases,
such as headache, biliousness, COStlvo
ness, etc. Guaranteed at Laurens
Drug Co, and Palmetto Drug Co. Qpk
25 cents, Try them,
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Congress adjourned last Thursday
until Jan. 4.
Georgetown celebrated her Centen
nial in a magnificent and imposing man
ner last Tuesday.
Tho election in Saluda county re
sulted in a victory for the prohibition
The body of Noah Weams, a mill
operative of Greenville, was found in
the reservoir of the Brandon Cotton
Mill last Tuesday.
Fire at Newberry Sunday morni ;
destroyed the Coffin Factory and other
property entailing a loss estimated at
Andrew Thompson, a big burly ne
gro, is in jail at Greenville, charged
with criminally assaulting Mrs. Frank
James near Taylor's Station, Monday
night, Dee. 18. Mrs. James identified
Thompson as her assailant.
A syndicate composed of prominent
business men of Spartanburg recently
purchased the Glenn Springs Hotel
property from the Messrs. Simpson.
Dan Murphy, the man who was sen
tenced to be hanged for the murder of
County Treasurer Copes of Orangeburg
county in 1897, but on the day set for
the execution, his sentence was com
muted t? life imprisonment in the pen
itentiary from which he escaped three
years later, has just been captured and
returned to the state prison.
The Thornwell Orphanage has re
ceived $1,000 to found the Emma Mar
garet Orland scholarship. 'It is. .the
gift of Dr. Orland, of Spartanburg.
The interest will he used for the educa
tian of a fatherless and deserving child.
It has only been a few weeks since a
scholarship was founded by Captain S.
S. White, of Lancaster county, for this
Judge Watts refused to grant an or
der to the policy holders of a certain
insurance company, permitting them to
have the body of R. K. Dargan ex
humed. Dargan committed suicide at
Darlington several months ago and
there have been rumors afloat ever
since to the effect that he is not dead
and the body that was buried was not
his, if indeed, anybody's at all. Under
these circumstances one of the insur
ance companies in which Dargan was
insured for $25,000 refused to pay the
amount nutil satisfied of Dargan's death
I.. & M Paint. Lead und Zinc. Wears
10 or 15 years. Saves paint bills. L. &
M. costs about $1.20 per gallon. W. L.
Boyd, Laurens, S. C. Ur-13t.
Cotton Mills May Sell Direct.
Greenville cotton mill men are very
much interested in a recent statement
in a Northern textile paper that in two
years the commission man in Now York
who bandies the product of Southern
mills will be a thing of the past. The
publication says that there is a move
ment on foot to organize all of tho mills
and have one man to represent them in
each of the markets, who shall be paid
a regular salary and shall represent t 10
mills in a most impartial manner.
The mill people here think the predic
tion a little premature, but agree that
it is only a question of time when the
mills will take entirely into their own
bands the placing of their product.
They point out, however, the tempta
tions and opportunities for graft which
the proposed plan would offer the sell
ing agent, who could scalp rebates from
every sale if ho choose. Big railroad
systems and other corporations handling
large amounts of supplies have found
the same trouble with the purchasing
agent.- Greenville News.
Bodily pain loses its terror if you've
a bottle of Dr. Thomas* Electric Oil in
the house. Instant relief in cases of
burns, cuts, sprains, accident of any
Cotton Ginncrs' Report.
The Ginncrs' Report, which was is
sued last Wednesday, shows that 9,282,
000 bales of cotton had been ginned this
season against 11,970,000 for the same
period last year.
Three Men Killed in Spartanburg,
Yesterday rooming at Spartanburg
throe white men, McDuffie Hill, Jesse
F. Stone and a Mr. Rogers, while
standing on the track of the Southern
railroad watching tho movements of the
trains, were struck and killed by a lo
comotive which approached from an op
posite direction in which they woro look*
Messrs. Hill and Stone were from the
Cross Anchor section of Spartanburg
county and thov will probably be buried
at N ew Hope; today. Mr. Rogers was
not known here, so far as can be ascer
I Gals. L. & M. Paint and I? gallons
oil cost about $8.50 and will paint mod
erate sized house. Sold by W. L, Boyd,
Laurens, S. 0, 14 ?13t,
Miss Massie Hembrco and Mr. Claude
Pruitt of the Cedar Shoals section of
Spartanburg county were married a'.
Cedar Shoals last Sunday morning, Just
at the close of divine services, the Rev.
J. T. Taylor officiating.
LOS T Botwoen Laurena and Mount.
ville, Wcdnosday, Dec. 13. r, got of har
ness. Finder pfeaao notify me and gel
reward. J, H. Madden, Mo'untville, S. C.
TRESPASS NOTICE. -All persona
are forbidden to fish, hunt, ov other
wise trespass on the IhihIh owned or un
der my control- R. N. Cunningham,
3t, Waterloo, S, C.
FOR SALE A comparatively new
Ajax in h. p. engine f?nd 12 h. p. boiler
cheap. Address Simmens Bros, Mount
vi He, S, C, 20-tf
Beautiful Sketch of For
mer South Carolinian.
HIS LIFE EULOGIZED.
Distinguished Career of Judge Allcrt
Barksdale as Soldier on the Battle1'
field and Jurist in His Adopted State.
The following very pretty and inter
esting sketch of the life of the late
Judge Allen Barksdale is taken from
The Daily Star of Monroe, Louisiana:
At his home in Huston at 7 a. m. on
Dec. 18, 1005, one of the most promi
nent men of Louisiana departed from
life and his death deserves more than a
passing notice from the press. Judge
Barksdale was a distinguished jurist,
having held the scales of justice with
firm hands for twelve years in one of
the largest and most important districts
of the State, embracing the parishes of
Claiborne, Lincoln and Union. As a
judge he was fearless, painstaking, un
yielding in the enforcement of the law,
yet never neglecting the weightier mat
ters of justice, truth and mercy. No
man had a higher conception of the re
sponsibilities of public office and tho
purity, single-hearted devotion and
manly courage which should accompany
it. He was a judge on whom logic and
sound reason were never lost.
In political life, Judge Barksdale was
long active and prominent although he
did not possess the arts, devices and
practices of the typical politician. He
was independent, bold, exceedingly res
tive under machine rule and patisan re
straint. In the State Democratic pri
mary in 1904 ho was a candidate for
the nomination for lieutenant-gover
nor and both as a writer and speaker
he was able and forceful in denouncing
the concentration of appointive power
and other prevalent abuses in the State
government. The last case which he
argued before the supreme court war, a
mandamus which he brought to prevent
a member of the legislature from hold
ing the office of parish superintendent
of public schools. He was very fond of
such public service. He loved the ex
citement of conflict and held his own
manfully amid the crowd and hum and
shock of men. But he was essentially
a home man. These was the center of
his entire existence. He had the old
fashioner} Southern sense of thesacred
ness of the family and around its heSi i':
stone he sought and found the Holy
Grail of his highest hopes and happi
ness. He believed with Burns:
"To make a happy fireside clime
For bairns and wife
Is the pathos and sublime
Of human life."
Love begets love, and it is worth re
cording that his unbounded tenderness
for wife and children was reciprocated
by an affection as boundless as it is
beautiful and true. It was touchingly
fitting that the last whispered words of
such a man should be, "wife, come kiss
Let us turn from the tender husband
and father to the brave soldier. How
true it is that the gentle and loving are
the bravest! It is of Judge Barksdalo's
record as a Confederate soldier that we
would chiefly speak.
Born in Laurens county. South Caro
lina, In the summer of 1843, before ho
was eighteen Allen Barksdale entered
the Confederate service at the out
break of the war and fought through all
the campaigns of Virginia in 1861, '02
and 'ti'A. Ho was ihi ice seriously
wounded, the last time losing bis right
arm at the battle of Chicamauga,
which occurred on ins twentieth birth
day. He used to say he tired his rifle
a hundred times that day before hi.-,
arm was shot oil". After the war ho
removed to Arcadia, Louisiana, where
he began the practice of law, and was
always a busy man. But he was never
too busy to take part in reunions of
the Confederate veterans or any exer
cises that had for their object the pre
sentation of thf memories and achieve
ment* of the Southern soldiers. Ho
took passionate pride in all tho glories
of the South. Ho became brigadier
general on Gen. Gordon's Staff as com
mander in chief of the United Confed
erate Veterans and held at his death
tho same position on the staff of Gen.
Stephen I). Lee. Ho attended all tlx?
reunions, accompanied the remains of
President Davis to Richmond, organized
camps, made addresses. The people of
Monroe, especially tho Daughtora of
tho Confederacy, will never forgot the
able and eloquent address which Judge
Barksdale made on tho occasion of tlx
unveiling of tho Confederate statute in
Monroo. With him there was no malice
and no bitterness. Ho simply looked
upon the Southern cause and tho South
ern soldier as tho grandest and noblest
thing in all history and lie gloried In the
part lie took in a struggle which to hilft
represented the highest form of right
eousness, patriotism and valor. It was
a matter of course with him, a matter
of inherent faith and love. His sincer
ity was so sublime, his devotion so pure,
that the whole world was bound to ad
mire him for it. Such men, such pure,
lofty, heroic lives aro the best plea of
the South before the tribunal of the his
tory where the final arbitrament must,
The atump of his arm never ceased
to pain him, but he carried his empty
sleeve proudly to tho grave. Ami when
the heroes of the civil war gather to
hold council in .the halls of Walhalla.
Allen Barksdale will need no other in
troduction to Lee and Jackson; Long
street and Johnston, than his eloqtiond