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LAURENS, S. C, Dec. 27, 1905.
THE GONZALES MONUMENT.
When Mr. N. G. Gonzales lost his
life hi the public service the great and
special loss was primarily to the poor
people of South Carolina, the people
who have no rich stake in corporations
and accumulations of wealth. Mr.
Gonzales usunlly wrote without asking
questions of himself or others as to
whether or not private interest would
be hurt and his first consideration was
men. We recognized when he died that
the weak and the unarmed had lost a
friend and so we said. Newspaper men
in this State are generally honest, rela
tively, but few are or have been so in
discreetly regardless of powerful men
and institutions as was he. Sometimes
it seemed to us that Mr. Gonzales es
poused the cause of the poor in an un
necessarily emphatic way, when their
interests were not actually menaced, ?
but be this as it may he was frequently
their certain and reliable champion
against those who were more able and
more likely to subscribe for The State
and pay for advertising space in its
columns. We have therefore been im
pressed that he was essentially and first
of all a defender of common manhood
rights and we have been a little sur
prised that this phase of his character
has not received more attention at the
hnnds of his eulogists. We have had
in late years many men of prominence
in South Carolina who have posed as
"people's men" and as a rule, whether
they were sincere or not, they were
paid for it by the people with offices of
profit and honor. When Mr Gonzales
on the other hand urged the passage of
a bill to restrict child labor he had
everything to lose and nothing to gain.
We doubted the wisdom of that agita
tion but the unselfishness of it was self
In 1894 Columbia consisted of the
penitentiary, the asylum, two or tnree
small colleges, an undeveloped canal, the
state government officials and the shop
keepers, hotel keepers and laborers
who were dependent upon the trade
and business created by them. The
meetings of conventions and the legis
lature and the state fairs were an oc
casional stimulus and kept the town
from dying out right. One afternoon
Mr. Gonzales and the writer, then a
young newspaper man, were strolling
in the south western suburbs of the
city. Mr. Gonzales began to speak of
Columbia's future.of its sure,inevitable,
oncoming growth and with entbusiagu>1
JSJJ?MSetsand arguments about the
town's resources and possibilities. The
writer held his peace but his thought
was that the surrounding cabins and
prevailing squalor and dilapidation
seemed sufficient to stifle any strug
gling hope. But Mr. Gonzales, in his
newspaper, incessantly spoke of Colum
bia in the same spirit of his conversa
tion and by his persistent and able mar
shaling of figures and appealing facts
drove the apathetic citizens of Colum
bia to believe in their city and in them
selves as city builders. Columbia num
bers among its wealthiest business men
today some who were moderately well
to-do and fully satisfied ten years ago,
men who would have stayed rather
than upheld his hands, and who have be
come rich largely through the stimu
lation which he gave to the town's ex
Behind mere material advancement
must always be intellectual and moral
forces and these Mr. Gonzales contri
buted without stint or halting and with
a faith born of his vigorous and pene
trating mind to the conversion of our
village capital into the thriving com
mercial town. The shaft that has been
raised to his memory does not say it in
words but some of us who have been
to a degree familiar with the commu
nity believe that the life he lived and
tho work he lovingly performed were
indispensable to the rescuing of it from
a business lethargy that had shadowed
it for the century of its existence.
"Good will toward men" is not
merely beautiful and pleasant but it is
conducive to digestion and generally
sensible. Men are fools to quarrel.
Not one time in a thousand is the cause
worth the harsh words. We utter them,
sometimes deliberately we write them,
and then when the fit is over we won
der why. Rarely is any cause suffi
cient to compensate for the trouble
that follows sharp words and the deeds
done. Life is short and money getting,
over which most serious disputes occur,
is a thing of a few years.
At this Christmas season then let us
try to drive from ourselves any evil
feelings we may have towards our
neighbors. Let us try to keep the
friends we have. Let us make others
if we can, and win back those we have
lost. Of course wrong must be re
buked, it is especially the duty of a
newspaper to expose and rebuke wrong
but the newspaper or the man who even
tures to rebuke takes on a grave re
sponsibility. Nothing is easior than to
misjudge the motives of others. In most
cases of conflict we know but half the
facts and we ru?!i huadlong into the
saying of things which better might
have been left unbreathed.
So at this season let us not
only remember the poor but let
us remember that in the larger
sense we are all poor, very poor,
and very needy?much in want of for
giveness and indulgence. What man in
Laurens dares to deny that he is "an
object of charity"?of the "charity
that suffereth long" his shortcomings
and misdoings and "is kind" in dealing
with his infirmities.
We could wish thin morning that
here in Laurens all asperities could be
wiped out, all bickerings and antagon
ists forgotten and that every man,
woman and little child of us could begin
the new year with a clean ledger without
one word of dislike or hat? or envy
"brought forward" from the books of
1906. During the coming year new
i causes of anger would arise and when
I another Christmas had come around
the book would be found ugly and foul
with the wounds given and taken in
1906. It seems that we might at least
yield to oblivion the old troubles, ceas
ing now to nurse and coddle them. Let
us try?humbly and truly try to atart
all over again.
So today Tub Advertiser wishes
everybody, all its readers, a merry,
merry Christmas?free of care and full
Dying of Famine
Is, in its torments, like dying of con
sumption. The progress of consump
tion, from the beginning to the very
end, is a long torture, both to victim
and friends. When I had consumption
in its first stage," writes Wm. Myers,
of Cearfo3s, Md., "after trying differ
ent medicines and a good doctor,
in vain, I at last took Dr. King's New
Discovery, which quickly and perfectly
cured me. Prompt relief and sure
cure for coughs, colds, sore throat,
bronchitis, etc. Positively prevents
gneumonia. Guaranteed at Laurens
?rug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co. Price
50 cents and $1.00 a bottle. Trial bot
The Auditor's office will be open from ]
the 1st day of January to the 20th day
of February, 1906 to receive returns of
Personal Property and Real Estate
for taxation in Laurens County.
For the convenience of the Taxpayers
the Auditor or his deputy will attend
the following named places to receive
returns for said year, to wit:
Tylersville, January 8th, 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
W.L. Lynn's January 9th, 10 a. m. to 2
Renno, January 10th, 10 a. m. to 2 ]
Clinton, January 11th, 10 a. m. to 21
Duck Youngs' residence, January 12th,
9 a. m. to 11 a. m.
Carroll, January 12th, 1 to 4 p. m.
Cross Hill, January 13th, 10 a. m. to |
2 p. m.
Waterloo, January 16th, 10 a. m. to
2 p. m.
J. D. Culbertson's store, January 16th,
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Daniel's Store, January 17th, 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Brewerton, January 17th 1 to 4 p. m.
Sharp's Store, January 18th, 9 a. m.
to 12 m.
Princeton, January 18th, 1 to 4 p. m.
Tumbling Shoals, January 19th, 10 a.
m. to 2 p. m.
D. D. Harris, January 22nd, 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Abner Babb, January 23rd, 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
V. A. White, January 24th, 10 a. i
to 2 p. m.
Cook's Store, January 25th, 10 a. l
to 2 p. m.
Youngs Store, January 26th, 10 a. l
to 2 p. m.
Pleasant Mound, January 27th, 9
m. to 12 m.
Lanford, January 27th, 1 to 4 p. m.
Real Estate and Personal Property in
Laurens Special School DistrictNo^"
SSfiMNM PeTurnSirom from other prop
erty in the townships.
It is always required that the Audi
tor get the first given name of the tax
payer in full.
Under the head of "place of resi
dence" on tax return, give the town
All male citizens between the ages of
twenty one and sixty years, on the 1st
of January, except those who are in
capable of earning a support from be
ing maimed, or from other causes are ]
deemed taxable polls, Confederate vet
And all taxpayers are required to
give the number of their school dis-!
trict. They are also requested to state
whether the property is situated in
town or country.
After the 20th day of February next,
fifty per cent penalty will be attached
for failure to make returns.
C. A. POWER.
Dec. 5th, 1905-tf._
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
By O. G.Thompson, Esq.,Probate Judge.
Whereas, John F. Bolt, c. C. c P.
g. s., made suit to me, to grant ..im
Letter of Administration of the Estate
of and effects of Susan G. Gray.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred and
creditors of the said Susan G. Gray, de
ceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Laurens Court House, S. C, on the
3rd day of January, 1906, next after
publication thereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 21st day of
November, A. D., 1905.
O. G. THOMPSON,
Probate Judge L. C.
Nov. 22, 1905-16-6t_
Take notice that on the 30th day of '
December. 1905, I will render a final
account or my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of Adele A.
Martin, deceased, in the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens County,
at ft o'clock A. M., and on the same
day wiil apyly for a final discharge
from my trust as Administrator.
All persons indebted to said estate;
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demands against said estate will
Sresent them on or before said date
uly proven or be forever barred.
G. M. Boyd,
Administrator with Will annexed.
Nov. 28th 1905-td.
??H?MIWIIWI IIIIW ?M
The "Modern Method" system of
high-grade tailoring introduced by
L, E. Hay* A. Co., of Cincinnati, O.,
satisfies good dressers everywhere.
All Garments Made Strictly
to Your Measure
at inodf rot?; price*. 500 ttyles of foreign
and doroettk fabrics from which to choose.
Ask your dotier to shew you our Una, or ?*
not roprasantad. vrlia to us /or particulars.
L. R. HAYS OLX CO.
105 acres land on South Rabun Creek,
dwelling and outbuildings at a bargain.
Eleven room house fronting on North
Harper, lot 64 feet front, 87 feet back;
well and city water, cheap.
One 10 room house, 4 halls and bath
room, with 13 fire places, good well of
water; also water works and electric
lights. On corner of Laurel and Hamp
ton streets. At a bargain.
82 acres of land, nice dwelling, good
out-building, good water, 45 acres nigh
state of cultivation, balance timber,
near Dials' Church. At a bargain.
One seven room house in the city of
400 acres at Madden Station, 250 in
cultivation and balance in forest, with
good 7 room dwelling, good outbuildings
and six tenant houses.
400 acres one mile from Madden, good
dwelling, three tenant houses and out
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, good out
buildings, mineral spring on place, two
miles of Ora, S. C.
Three lots, 32 acres, 85 acres and 58
acres within the incorporated limits of
the town of Laurens. Will sell lots
separately or the three as a whole.
Terms made easy.
446 acres, beautiful 8-room dwelling,
good outbuildings, 5 tenant houses; 160
acres in cultivation, fine bottom lands,
balance in forest; within 2 1-2 miles of
Lanford Station; a beautiful county
home; easy terms.
500 acres in four miles of the city of
Abbeville Court House with good im
Erovoments and a fine brick yard, at a
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 Peachtree
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
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam 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 acres in cultiva
tion, lot of oak and 1500 cords of pine,
two miles Enoree M'F'G. Co.
2 lota 1-4 acres each, dwelling on lot
no. 1, in town of Fountain Inn.
178 acres of land with two good dwell
ings and splendid well of water near Mt.
Olive Church, Waterloo township.
2 acres suitable 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.
One 2 acre lot, suitable for building
lots, on East Main street, in Laurens atj.
a bargain. ^^"^
9"CJ?"*? ,afl4<^T^rpa| in town of
J*jy}tt?utt, on Sawmill Street.
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
Nasn's Old Mill place, at a bargain.
2 acre lot and nice 5 room house, at a
bargain on Conway Avenue, Laurens,
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.
424 acres at Hobbyville, Spartanburg
county, good dwelling, tenant houses,
store and post office, at a bargain.
A beautiful 5-room house and 4 acres
of land in Gray Court.
J. N. LEAK
Gray Court, S. C.
There Are Styles
As well as in clothes. The lat
est in women's watches are now
here, including some daintily
beautiful chatelaine styles. In wo
men's watch and lorgnette chains,
we are showing a finevariety of
Although they are what are called
GoT.n-Kiu,KD chains, they are in
cv\ essential particular as good
as the more costly all-gold. Yonr
inspection of these is especially
invited. : : : : : : : :
LIGHT, MEDIUM AND HEAVY
WOOD-WORK I N(i MACHINERY
FOR EVERY KIND OF WORK
ENOINES AND BOILERS
AND SIZES AND FOR EVERY
CLASS OP SERVICE.
ASK FOR OUR ESTIMATE BEFORE
PLACIN0 YOUR ORDER.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JOiNEK
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 210.
EVERYBODY COME TO
J^ARKOOT A MUSEMENT
I K. Q. BARKOOT, Manager,
Q Takes Pleasure in Announcing that he Will Present His Complete
I 10-Big, Clean and Moral Exhibitions-10
I SIX DAYS-Evening and Night-SIX DAYS
1 3?BIG FREE ACTS DAILY?3
Capt. Darella, the Champion one-arm High Diver of the World, at 4:30 and 10:30 p. m., Daily.
Prof. Scott, Champion Slackwire and Juggler, 3:00 and 8:30 p. m.
Col. Tree, Flying Trapeze, 2:00 and 7:30 p. m., Daily.
See the Old Plantation, Red Dome, Counterfeiters, Electric Theatres, Doleta, Streets of Cairo,
Esau Ferris Wheel, Merry Go-Round and lots of other Grand Exhibitions.
FREE?Royal Italian Band Concerts Daily?FREE
Those items we have in our lines of Holiday Goods
are sensible, pleasing ones; the kind that give full returns
in usefulness and enjoyment for every cent of cost. We
have made an extra effort this year to get practical as well
as the newest and most attractive gifts in our lines; and
we have put prices on them that will appeal to those who
want worthy goods at the
Lowest Possible Cost.
In justice to yourself and those you buy for you should
see what we have before making selections. We have
told you previously something of the articles carried, but
telling is largely in vain, you will have to see them to ap
preciate the goods and prices.
We want you to see them and save.
The STORE that has it. - - - -
Dodson's Drug Store.
We TaKe this Method to
TKanK Our Customers
For their liberal patronage during
the year which is now drawing
to a close and we hope by renew
ed effort to merit a continuance
of the same. Wishing all a happy
and prosperous New Year. - -
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Furniture, Jewelry and China
Call and Ask for Prices
Bargains in Every Department
The New Furniture Store
Caine & Moorman ?
Laurens, South Carolina
Money Burned Up
Will Not be Your Sorrow
ful Answer if You Let
The Bank of Laurens
KEEP IT FOR YOU
Fire-proof Vaults Insures Against Safe Crackers,
and Bonded Officers who handle the Money.
We have a Savings Department that pays 4 per cent per an
num compounded January and July. If you need money
call on us with good collatteral and you can get it.
Capital $50,000. Undivided Profits, $20,000. Deposits, $200,000.
O. B. SIMMONS, President.
J. J. PLUSS, Cashier. W. P. CAINE, Assistant.Cashier.
We have purchased a Calen
dar this year, for 1906, that
cost us 15 cents each, and if
our friends want them, they
must show some effort. We
have only 100 of such Cal
enders. The issue of this
paper only will bear our
coupon, which must be ac
companied by a purchase of
15 cents worth of goods to
entitle you to one of our
handsome calendars. Tins
offer expires December 22d.
Palmetto Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
With a purchase of 15 cents and
this Coupon we will be glad to
give our handsome Calendar.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OP LAURENS,
In the Court op Probate.
D. W. Mason, in his own right, and as
Executor of the last Will and Testa
ment of D. H. A. Mason, deceased,
Plaintiff, vs. Elizabeth Adair, et al,
PURSUANT to a decree in this ac
tion, I will sell at public outcry, at
Laurens C. H., S. C, on Salesday in
January, 1906, it being Tuesday the 2nd
day of the month, during the legal
hours of sale, the following real estate,
All that tract of land situate in Laur
ens County, S. C, containing Two Hun
dred and Seventy-four (274) Acres,
more or less, known as the home place
of D. H. A. Mason, deceased, bounded
by lands of John Y. Gary, M. E. Brown
ing, D. W. Mason and others.
Also, all that lot, piece or parcel of
land in Laurens County, said State,
containing Fourteen Acres, more or
less, bounded on the north, east and
west by lands of Mrs. M. E. Browning,
and on the south by lands of J. Y.
Terms of Sale?One-half of purchase
money cash, balance on a credit of
twelve months; credit portion to be se
cured'by a bond cf the purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises, bearing legal
interest from day of sale, with leave to
purchaser to pay all cash. Purchaser
to pay for papers. If purchaser fails to
comply with nis bid the property to bo
resold on the same or some subsequent
Salesday at the risk of the former pur
O. G. THOMPSON,
December 5th, 1905-4t.
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 which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not bo 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 of 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, 5)? mills
County Ordinary, 3 mills
Special County, 2 mills
Public Road, 2 mills
School, 3 mills
Total, 15,!.j mills
Laurens Special School 3} mills
Gray Court-Owings, 2 mills
Fountain Inn, 4 mills
Ekom, 2 mills
Waterloo, 2 mills
Cross Hill, 3 mills
Mountville, 2i mills
Clinton, 3 millB
All nble-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 be paid at
the time as stated above.
J. H. COPELAND,
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 26, 1905?td.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS,
j Dugas C. Martin, individually, in his
own right and as Administrator de
bonis non of the estate of Dr. B. E.
Martin, Plaintiff, against Martha
Corrinne Martin, etal., Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree in this action, I
will sell at public outcry, at Laurens
C. Hv S. C, during tho legal hours of
sale, m January 1906, it being Tuesday,
the 2nd day of the month, all that lot,
picco or parcel of land situato in the
city of Laurens, in the county of Lau
rens, State aforesaid, on the West side
of the public square, and known as the
Ben-Delia Hotel, containing seven
tcnths (7-10) of an acre, more or less,
bounded on the North by Jail Alley, on
the East by public square, on the South
by lot and building of Traynham &
Dial, and on the west by Caroline
Street, formerly known as Jnil Street.
Terms of salo: One-half cash, the
other half on a credit of twelvemonths,
with interest from day of sale, to be
secured by bond of the purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises, with
leave to purchaser to pay the entire bid
in cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
If the purchaser fails to comply with
his bid the property to be resold on the
same or some subsequent Salesday on
the same terms, without further order
of the Court and at the risk of the
O. G. Thompson,