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LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY JAN. IT. 1906.
TO BE CONTESTED,
Dispensary Forces Lead in
MOVE WAS" EXPECTED.
Petitioner" Ask that the Laurens.. Clinton
and Princeton Boxes be Thrown Out.
The dispensary election is to be con
tested. The proceedings to such action
commenced yesterday before the county
board of election commissioners, com
graed of W. T. Crews, chairman, A. C.
wings and J. E. Boyd, and will be
continued Friday at an adjourned meet
ing of the board.
In conformance with the election laws
of South Carolina the board met in the
court house yesterday for the purpose
of canvassing the returns and declaring
the result of the election held on Jan.
9 on the dispensary issue in this county.
Immediately upon being organized,
Mr. John M. Cannon a young attorney
of the city representing certain petition
ers for the dispensary, appeared before
the board and submitted the petition
given in full below, with the announce
ment that he was ready to proceed with
producing the proof of the several alle
gations set out in the petition.
This was resisted by Col. J. W. Fer
guson and W. R. Richey, representing
the other side, the former moving for
an adjournment of the meeting on the
ground that they were not prepared to
combat the allegations in the petition.
After some further discussion by coun
sel on both sides as to the authority of
the board adjourning or taking a recess
for a stated period of time, in which it
was shown that the board had such
right, the commissioners unanimously
agreed to postpone the meeting until
Friday at 10 a. m., and tho chairman
announced the meeting adjourned.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurbns,
County Board of Canvassers.
Ex-Parte?Henry Wright and John A.
Martin, In Re of Dispensary election
held for Laurens County on the 9th
day of January, 1906.?Petitioners.
To the Honorable County Board of Can
vassers for Laurens County:
Your Petitioners respectfully show to
1. That they are citizens of the County
of Laurens, State of South Carolina,
and are taxpayers of said County and
2. That the election held in Laurens
County, State of South Carolina, on
the 9th day of January, 1906, was. ille
gally conducted at certain precincts in
said County, to wit: the Laurens box,
Clinton box and the Princeton box.
8. That the managers of the Laurens
box allowed voters who resided in other
townships than Laurens township to
vote at the Laurens precinct and that
at both Laurens and Clinton the mana
gers of said boxes allowed votes to be
cast at the said precincts without re
quiring the voters to present his regis
tration tickets or to furnish proof of
payment of taxes for the previous year,
all of which is against the law in such
cases made and provided in direct con
tradiction to the Constitution of South
4. That the election at the Princeton
precinct is null and void, because the
precinct is not provided with a registra
tion book in which its qualified voters
should be enrolled, which is one of the
requirements of law in regard to elec
tions, and that the failure to have said
book would cause the votes at said box
to be thrown out on the ground of irre
gularity and illegality.
Wherefore your petitioners demand
that the votes at the said boxes above
named be thrown out, and the results
of said election be declared according
to the votes of the other precincts in
Jno. M. Cannon,
Following is complete unofficial re
turns of the dispensary election:
Precincts. For. Against.
Laurens box, 179 294
Laurens Mills, 28 33
Mountville, 29 8
Clinton, 20 120
Clinton Mills, 11 9
Cross Hill, 32 65
Gray Court, 46 23
Mt. Pleasant, 37 2
Youngs Store, 14 9
Powers Shop, 30 7
Tip Top 29 2
Dials Church, 33 17
Parson's Store, 14 9
Pleasant Mound, 8 17
Woodville, 34 22
Daniel's Store, 16 35
Brewerton, 20 9
Tumbling Shoals, 45 33
Ora, 8 21
Langston Church, 20 23
Ekom, 38 9
Frinceton, 0 20
Hopewell, 8 12
Shiloh, 25 12
Waterloo, 24 15
Renno, _18 22
Totals 775' 838
CITY COUNCIL HAS
TAKEN UP MATTER.
Railroad Authorities Are to Be Petitioned,
Asking For Extra Mail Services For
the City of Laurens.
At a meeting of city council Sat
urday mornirig, the matter of securing
better mail facilities for Laurens was
discussed at length with the result that
a committee was appointed to prepare
and circulate petitions in the city which
will be presented to President Childs of
the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
railroad and to the authorities of the
Charleston and Western Carolina road,
asking that a mail service be established
on the mixed train operating daily be
tween Laurens and Columbia, and that
the double daily service of the passenger
and mail train recently put on between
Greenwood and Augusta be extended to
Laurens and Spartanburg.
Congressman Lever's efforts, as noted
recently in the State newspapers, in se
curing an additional service on the Co
lumbia road, are highly appreciated by
council and tho entire city of I^aurena
and they have been assured of Congress
man Johnson's hearty cooperation in
these important improvements.
Council also selected a committee at
this meeting to report upon investiga
tion as to the cost and advisability of
putting on an electrical day current,
with the view of furnishing light and
power during the day to neveral enter
prises and stores in the city.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. S. Peden of Fountain Inn was
in town Friday.
Mr. Clarence Hix of Greenwood was
in the city Monday.
Mr. Ellie Babb of the Merna section
was in town Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrett of
Greenwood visited in the city last
Mrs. Josephine Hardester of Columbia
who has been spending sometime with
her daughter, Mrs. T. H. Nelson, has
Mr. J. T. Machen of Princeton spent
a day or so in the city during the past
Miss Addie Horton of Clinton was
the guest of friends in the city during
the past week.
Mr. Jas. R. Robertson, Jr., a promi
nent business man of Spartanburg was
in the city Friday.
Mrs. J. J. Ragan of Sumter is spend
ing sometime in the city with her sis
ter, Mrs. Mary Bowen.
Mr. J. L. Chapman of Friendship is
again with Mr. M. H. Fowler, where
he will be pleased to see his friends.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Humbert spent
several days during the past weeK at
Princeton with Mr. Humbert's parents.
Mrs. A. L. Adams and Mrs. W. G.
McDavid of Greenville are visiting
friends and relatives in the city this
Mr. W. J. Benjamin and two little
sons, James and William, of Darling
ton, spent last week in the city and
county with relatives and friends.
Mr. J. C. Shealy of White Rock spent
last week in the city as* the guest of
Mr. H. E. Gray with whom he is asso
ciated in the lumber business here.
Mr. R. P. Sweeny of the Isthmus of
Panama and his brother-in-law, Gen.
Joseph L. Stoppelbein of Charleston,
were registered at the Ben Delia Friday
Senator McGowan has introduced a
bill in the Senate providing for addi
tional terms of court in this county,and
another to raise the salaries of circuit
solicitors to $1,800 a year.
Miss Tallulah Caine has retui-ned
from an extended visit to Dr. and Mrs.
Carlisle Nottingham of Cape Charles.
Va., and to friends in Richmond ana
other points in the State.
Mr. S. J. Davis of Union is welcomed
to Laurons as a citizen and farmer. He
has moved to the Shell place.the home of
the late Cant. G. W. Shell, which he
and his brother, Mr. D. A. Davis, re
cently bought from Mr. A. H. Shell.
Don't pay $1.20 a gallon for oil be
cause labeled mixed paint. Oil only
costs 60 cents a gallon. Buy L. & M.
Paint and add oil. It makes paint cost
$1.20 a gallon. Sold by W. L. Boyd,
Laurens. S. C. 14?lSt.
WITH THE FRATFRNAL ORDERS.
Junior Order and Odd Fellow Officers
Elected and Installed.
At the last regular meeting of Lau
rens Council, No. 24, J. O. U. M. officers
for the ensuing term were elected and
installed as follows:
Dr. Clifton Jones, Councilor.
J. W. Hellams, Vice Councilor.
O. W. Babb, Secretary.
Henry Madden, Assistant Secretary.
R. S. Templeton, Financial Secretary.
H. Terry, Conductor.
J. A. Martin, Warden.
A. F. Templeton, Inside Sentinel.
Boyd Sexton, Outside Sentinel.
W. C. Winters, Jr. Past Councilor.
C. K. Templeton, Chaplain.
O. W. Babb, R. S. Templeton, H.
Terry, Representatives to State Coun
R. H. Donaldson, H. B. Humbert,
CALHOUN LODGE, NO, 47, I. O. O. F.
The following officers of Calhoun
Lodge, No. 47, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows were regularly installed
for the present semi-annual term:
O. W. Babb, Past Grand.
W. B. Clark, Noble Grand.
R. A. Babb, R. S. to N. G.
W. W. Griffin, L. S. to N. G.
W. H. Gilkerson, Jr., Vice Grand.
Robt. Burgess, R. S. to V. G.
J. W. Hellams, L. S. to V. G.
R. S. Templeton, Secretary.
H. Terry, Treasurer.
J. D. Moore, Outside Guardian.
Y. W. Davis, Inside Guardian.
R. H. Donaldson, Conductor.
"W. W. Culbertson, Warden.
G. W. Champion, Chaplain.
John Martin, R. S. Supporter.
Wm. Jamieson, L. S. Supporter.
Bodily pain loses its terror if you've
a bottle of Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil in
the house. Instant relief in cases of
bums, cuts, sprains, accident of any
Invitations have been issued to the
marriage of Miss Mary Simmons,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Travis
Simmons, and Mr. Robert Lawrence
White at the hdme of the bride in
Greenwood Tuesday evening, January
23d. Miss Simmons is a charming and
accomplished young woman. Mr. White
is a former resident of Spartanburg
and is conducting a jewelry store in
L. & M Paint. Lead and Zinc. Wears
10 or 15 years. Saves paint bills. L. &
M. costs about $1.20 per gallon. W. L.
Boyd, Laurens, S. C. 14-13t.
We will receive during this week a
solid car of chairs. Be sure to see our
line before you buy as it will be money
saved for you.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
If you have any furniture that you
want to polish and make it look brighter
be sure to got a bottle of furniture pol
ish from us.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We received a few days ago another
car of Buck's Stoves and Ranges. We
have a complete line of all styles and
sizes. If you have not bought a Buck's
yet, be sure to let us show you our line.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We have just received a car load of
solid oak, beautifully finished beds, bu>
reaus and wash stands. It will be to
i your interest to see our line before you
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Notice to Executors, Administrators and
Executors, Administrators and Guar
dians are reminded that the time for
making annual returns begins on the
1st day of January of each year.
O. G. Thompson,
J. P. h. C.
Dec. JJ0, 1905.
THE SUPREME COURT DECIDES THAT
THE BRICE ACT IS CONSTITUTIONAL.
Columbia, Jan. 12. ? Tho Supreme
Court to-night unanimously decided
that the Briet Actis constitutional.
It dissolved all the temporary in
junctions. The decision was even more
sweeping and more hurtful to the dis
pensary than the opponents of the dis
pensary hopetl for. It says that the
only thing in the Brie? Act that is un
constitutional is the penalty clause, put
in by the dispensary advocates, which
sought to penalize the counties which
voted out the dispensary of their share
of dispensary profits for schools.
The court, whether intentional or
not, has heartily responded to the voice
of the people. The anti-dispensary ad
vocates could not have granted a more
favorable decision to those opposed to
the State dispensary system. The de
cision goes so far as to say that all
counties are entitled to their share of
the surplus dispensary money from
counties maintaining dispensaries.
The following is the full text of the
decision for which there has been such
anxiety and almost impatience:
"In the Supreme Court, November
"W. W. Murph, against B. G. Lan
drum, et al., respondents.
"Louis B. Cox, petitioner, against
James Harnes, et al., respondents.
"Joseph. W. Coward, petitioner,
against J. W. Blackwoll et al., re
"John A. Weir, petitioner, against F.
P. Walker, et al., respondents.
"Robert E. Ligon, petitioner, against
F. H. Burris, et al., respondents.
"Pickens County, petitioner, against
A. W. Jones, as Comptroller General,
"Oconeo County, petitioner, against
A. W. Jones, as Comptroller General,
"Adam L. Aull, petitioner, against
A. W. Jones, as Comptroller General,
"On each of these cases brought in
the original jurisdiction of this Court,
the question is based as to tho con
stitutionality of the act, commonly
known as the Brice Act, approved Feb
ruary 27, 1904, amending section 7 of
the general dispensary law, approved
March 6th, 1896.
"After careful consideration this
court is of the opinion that said act is
not unconstitutional on any of the
grounds alleged, except in so far as
said Brice Act declares that any county
voting out a dispensary shall not there
after receive any part of the surplus
that may remain of the dispensary
school fund after the deficiencies in the
various county school funds have been
made up, as provided by law. While
the court considers this portion uncon
stitutional, the court is of the opinion
that it is separable from the remainder
of the act, and that said act stands as
constitutional with tho provision treated
as stricken out.
'?This conclusion renders it necessary
to sot- s?ide the temporary injunction
granted in the first five above named
cases restraning the closing of the dis
pensary therein mentioned and also
that the temporary injunction granted
in the remaining three above cases re
straining the comptroller general from
drawing his oflicial warrant for the sev
eral sums arising from the surplus of
the dispensary fund as therein men
tioned be dissolved, and the comptroller
general left free to disburse the said
fund as it would have been disbursed
before the enactment of the said Brice
Act, and it is so adjudged.
"The reason for these conclusions
will be stated in an opinion hereafter to
"Y. J. Pope, C. J., Eugene B. Gary,
A. J., Ira B. Jones, A. J., C. A.
Woods, A. J."
This order will at once close tho dis
pensaries in Greenville, Spartanburg,
Anderson and other counties where
they have been kept open by temporary
The decision became generally known
in the House tonight and the court was
freely congratulated and commended.
JANUARY V SALE!
For this week we want to eclipse anything yet seen in our big store. Bargains will meet you on every
hand every day but we want to wind up our Second Week with the Greatest Rush of Trade we have ever
had; consequently on
Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th,
Some EXTRA DRAWING SPECIALS, just simply to bring us a crowd during these THREE DAYS
Too Many Specials to Price
all of them, but here
we name a Few:
36-in'guaranteed Black Taffeta Silk, .79
36-inch Changeable Taffeta Silk,
the $1 kind, .85
New Shirt Waist Changeable Silks,
all colors, reduced to .45
Wove Cheviot dress goods,36-inches
wide, reduced to .19
54-inch Cheviot Shirting, .35
Nice styles in Dress Outings, .03J
Big Bleached Hack Towels, .09
All 10-cent Flanneletts, .06!
While it last Heavy 4-4 Homespun, .061
Shirt Waist Silks, 25c, 35c, 43c
All Broadcloths and other fine Dress
Goods are marked at prices to close
Buy Canton Flannel now 4i cents,
8 cents and 10 cents.
See our fine line Cretonne. Sale
price 6! cents.
Big Cut In all Jeans and Cassimers.
A Great Underwear Stock
Ladies' Fleeced Vests 10 cents.
Ladies' extra weight and length
Vests 19 cents.
Ladies' Wool Vests 68 cents.
Children's Fleeced Vests 10 cents to
Boys' Vests 15 cents to 25 cents.
Men's Heavy Fleeced Vests 35 cents
to 45 cents.
Special prices on Wright's Health
Big line Men's Shirts 50 cents to $1.00
values?sale price 39 cents.
Lot of Boy's 50 cent Shirts at 19
Children's Mitts 5 cents and 10 cents.
Ladies' Seamless Tan Hose 7 cents.
Ladies' Jersey Gloves 10 cents.
Ladies' Kid Gloves 69 cents.
Children's Handkerchiefs 1 cent.
Ladies' new style Girdles 10 cents.
Ladies' Satin and Silk Girdles 50 cts
quality at 25 cents.
One lot of R & G and other good
makes in Corsets. Some of them a
little soiled- 19 cents.
Big lot of Men's four-in-hand and
Puff Scarfs, all silk, 10 cents.
We will repeat our Great House Furnish
ing Sale of Table Linen, Towels, Blankets,
White Quilts, Lace Curtains, Rugs and
Matting. - -
On this date, commencing at 11 o'clock,
we will sell again 14 yards of that fine
10 cents Bleached Muslin for $1.00. Only
14 yards to each customer.
We will invite your attention specially to
a big line of Embroidery worth up to 20
cents per yard at 10 cents. -
A great line Val Laces at 4 cents per yard
45 cents per doz..
A big line Ladies' Muslin Underwear.
At 11 o'clock we will put on sale about
500 yards more of that fine line Corded
Maddras and Percale in short lengths at
5 cents per yard. -
We will try to corral all the bargains we
have left and shall make an effort to sur
prise everybody who visit us with our
At 11 o'clock we will put on sale about
500 yards more Dress and Shirting Calicos
at 2\ cents. Ten yards to customers, none
sold to merchants.
The Greatest Shoe Sale
Laurens ever had is what we want.
Anticipating the big advance in prices
we have been stocking our store for
nine or ten months, and we don't hesi
tate to say that we will make prices on
shoes during our sale that, the trade
will possibly never see again. We are
prepared to show a very complete line
in all styles and qualities. Our shoe
line contains many styles in those well
known makes: Kippendorf, Dittman &
Co., Zeigler Bros., The Bay State, The
Regina, The Portia, The King Quality
and G. IL Gerber.
We invite very special attention to
our big line of Ladies' and Children's
fine Shoes. For this sale wo will clean
our stock of lots of good shoes where
we have only a few pairs of a style,
and mark many of them at about half
what they cost. See our special shoe
counters during the sale. Zeigler Bros.'
fine Kid Button Shoes sold at $2.50 to
$3.50, at $1.50.
Lot of Ladies' Shoes, all kinds, sold
up to $2.00, sale price 48c Children's
Shoes 25 cents up. Men's Shoes 98 cts
A great line of up-to-date Skirts in
Panama, Brilliantine and Mohair, which
we will cut deep enough to clean out
quick. If you need a nice skirt see this
line the lirst day of the sale. We also
have an immense line of Mercerized
Underskirts that sold as high atf$3.00,
which will go at prices that will astonish
the closest buyers.
We are unfortunate enough to have a
good many Ladies' tine Dress Hats,
which we will close out at less than
half price; also quite a lol of untrimmod
Hats at almost your own prices,
See us every day and we will interest you and save you Money.
THE BIG DRY GOODS STORE
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
John B. Humbert has been reelected
Mayor of Honea Path.
Nearly a million persons immigrated
to the United States last > ear.
Col. John Bell Towill, member of the
State Dispensary Board of Control, has
accepted a position with the Armour
John Shclton, colored, has been sen
tenced to bo hanged at Spartanburg
February 16th for the murder of Alfred
Briggs, a negro of the Cross Anchor
J. C. Hall of Greenville who was dis
missed three weeks ago as Chief Con
stable of the Greenville Division by
Chief Consl able Hammett, has been re
Representative Kershaw has intro
duced a bill at this session of the legis
lature to abolish the immigration fea
ture of the bureau of agriculture,
commerce and immigration.
Mr. Geo. W. Brunson has accepted
the position of editor of the Greenville
News and will take charge of the paper
next week. Mr. Brunson is a South
Carolinian and has had considerable ex
perience as an editorial writer on some
of the leading dailies in North Carolina
L. & M. Paint. Lead and zinc non
chalkable. Wears and covers like gold.
Sold by W. L. Bovd. Laurens, S. C.
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR CLUB.
Organized at Rome, Ua., and Includes
Four Laurens Members.
At the recent annual meeting of the
agents of the State Mutual Lite Insur
ance Company of Rome, Ga., which
was attended by Mr. John Y. Garling
ton and others from Laurens, an Asso
ciation was organized among the mem
bers to be known as the "Hundred
Thousand Dollar Club." Only those
members who wrote as much as $100,000
in insurance in a year were eligible to
The Club was organized with twenty
three members, including Mr. Garling
ton, who was chosen as treasurer,
Messrs. J. W. McKee, M. G. Jeans
and Dr. Jesse Teague, local medical ex
aminer, who was elected an honorary
member of the Club.
The' meeting of the agents of the
Company was celebrated with a big
banquet, which was a very enjoyable
occasion. In addition to making a neat
little speech during the evening, Mr.
Garlington, who is the South Carolina
manager of agencies and one of the
most prominent and capable insurance
men in the State, proposed a toast to
Mr. C. R. Porter, president of the
Company, which proved one of the hap
piest features of the occasion and
brought forth very hearty applause.
4 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.
Death of a Veteran.
Mr. Rufus Hughes, aged about 70
and a veteran of the War between the
Sections, died at his home at the Lau
rens Cotton Mills Tuesday Jan. 9th,
leaving a widow and several children.
He was suvivor of Orr's Rifles and re
moved to this county from Anderson
about twenty years ago.
L. & M. Paint cost only $1.20 a gal
Ion. Seven gallons paints a moderate
size house. Sold by W. L. Hoyd, Lau
rens, S. C. 14-131.
Important to School Trustees.
Editor Laurens Advertiser:?Al
low me to call the attention of all school
trustees to section 150S of the school
law, which provides for local tax elec
tions from now until June 1st. The
method is simple, and a special tax in
dicates community interest and co
operation. Blank petitions and other
information may be obtained by calling
at my office. Will you not give your
influence to this importent work?
Trustees will also request their teach
ers and assistants, who have not already
registered to bring their deplornas or
teachers certificate when they present
the next pay warrant for approval by
the county superintendent of education.
Teachers registers and trustees record
books may be secured by calling at my
While visiting the schools 1 will be
in the oflice on Saturdays of each week.
R, W. Nash,
24-11 Co. Supt. Education.
Laurens Township Cotton Growers.
A meeting of the Laurens Township
Cotton Association will be held in the
Court House, Saturday afternoon at 2
o' clock for the purpose of electing
delegates to the County Association,
Saturday, Jan. 27th.
W, C. Ikby, SR.,
Take notice that on the 17th day of
February, 1906, I will render a final
account of my acts and doings as Ad
ministratrix of the estate of John Gary
Walts, deceased, In tho ofllco of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens County,
at 11 o'clock A. M., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from my trust as Administratrix.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment by said date, and all persons hav
ing demads against said estate will
present them on or before said date
duly provon or be forever barred.
JOSEPHINE G. WATTS,
Jan. 16th-1 in.
FOR SALE -Entire stock and fix
tures of B cents Racket Store, next to
post oflice. Good opportunity at once.
Kennedy's Racket Store. 24 ?2t.
FOR SALE- Thoroughbred Berk
shire Gilts, four to five months old and
young boars ready for service. George
M. Davis, Clinton, S. C. 24-2t
HERE'S YOUR OIL CAN -I sell the
Delphon Oil Can, the safest, best r> gal -
lon can on the mar!:et. M. II. Fowler,
Laurens, S. C. 24-lt
Wanted:--A few more girls to make
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice
and pleasant work. Some girls now
making over $G.50 per woek, Crescent
Co. t f.
NOTICE?Tho office of A. Huff, Lo
cal Agent of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, is now over the
Peoples Loan and Exchango Bank.
NOTICE- We are handling a large
quantity of fertilizers and are prepared
t.> supply all doniands made upon us. It
will pay you to call and Bee us. Wares
Shoals Manufacturing Company, Wares
Shoals, S, C. 2t.
THE REEDY RIVER
Boyd's Mill Shoals to Be
CAPITAL IS $50,000 00.
A Strong Company Has Been Organized
With Mr. N. B. Dial as President
The Reedy River Power Company
was organized Saturday at a meeting
which was held in the oflice of Mr. N.
B. Dial at the Enterprise Bank. The
organization was perfected under a
charter granted by the General Assem
! bly of South Carolina, and the capitali
zation of the company is $50,000 all of
which has been fully subscribed.
The board of directors is composed of
Muasi?. J. C. C. Fleming, J. H. Sulli
van and N. B. Dial. Mr. Dial is Presi
dent and Treasurer.
The plant, will bo located at Boyd's
Mill, on Reedy river, ten miles west of
Laurens and five miles east of Wares
Shoals. The company, as the name im
plies, will engage in the development
and transmission of electrical power to
various points where it can be utilized
in operating industrial enterprises and
electric lighting plants.
The development of the water power
at Boyd's Mill has been under consider
ation by the owners of this property
for some time and now that the organi
zation has been effected the work of
construction will start up as soon as
some additional preliminaries can be
Bids for constructing the dam have,
been submitted and the contract for
this work will probably be given out at
Death of Mr. Lee Bishop.
After a protracted illness Mr. Lee
Bishop died at his home near tho Lau
rens Mills Wednesday morning, Jan. 10.
Tne funeral service, conducted by Rev.
M. C. Compton, was held at the resi
dence Thursday morning and the body
was taken to the Robertson graveyard
near Gray Court, for burial.
Mr. Bishop had been a resident of the
city for several years and for some time
had been engaged in business on the
mill side of town.
He was 42 years old and leaves a
widow and six children besides several
brothers and sisters and other relatives
in the county.
Died of Appendicitis.
Master Gary Burns, the 12 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. minis of
Harksdale, died of appendicitis last
Thursday afternoon at the home of his
He was ill only a few days and on
the day before his' death he submitted
to an operation,
The funeral and burial services were
held at Highland Home Church Friday
afternoon, the Rev. J. B. Parrott, of
Gary Burns was a handsome and
manly youth, whose untimely death is
a great bereavement to all who knew
National Bank of Laurens.
At the annual meeting of the share
holders of the National Rank of Lau
rens, which was held on January it, at.
the offices of tho bank, the same board
of directors was elected as follows: Dr.
A. R. Fuller, Dr. 1!. F. Posev, J. C
Owings, J. S. Craig, J. W. Ferguson,
R. C. Davis, Dr. John A. Barksdale
and C I). Harksdale.
The officers of the bank woro also re
elected. They arc Dr. JnO. A. Harks
dale, president; Jno. Aug. Harksdale,
cashier; Jno. M. ('lardy, assistant cash
The Diamond Cure.
The latest news from Rail's is, that,
they have discovered a diamond cure
for conumption, If you fear consump
tion or pneumonia, it will, however be.
best for you to take that great remedy
mentioned by W. T. McGco, of Vnnleer,
Tonn. "I had a COUgh tor fourteen
years. Nothing helped mo, until 1 took
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs ami Colds, which
gave instant relief, and effected a per
manent cure." Unequalled quick euro
for Tnroat and Lung Troubles. At Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.;
price 50 cents and $1.00, guaranteed.
Trial bottles free.
Death of a Lady.
Mrs. Melvina Woods, widow of the
late Mr. Kollett Woods, of the Rabun
(.'reek section, died at the home of her
son, Mr. William Woods, last Friday,
and her body was brought to Rabun
Creek Church for burial Saturday.
Confederate Veterans ReiuWorr.
New Orleans, Jan. General Wil
liam 10. Curtis, adjutant general, mike.
official announcement that the sixteenth
annual reunion of tho United Confeder
ate Vet erans will bo held in this city,
April 26 and 27.
Death of an Infant.
Thomas L., the 10-months old infant
son of Dr. and Mi . l\ C. Young of
Fountain Inn, died Saturday afternoon
after a brief illness and was laid In
rest at Fountain Inn Sunday,
The little one was a grand child of
Mr. R. II. Young of this city,
A Surprise Party.
A pleasant surprise party may bo
given to your stomach and liver, by
taking a medicine which will relieve
then- pain and discomfort, viz: i>r
King's New Lifo fills. They are a
most wonderful remedy, affording mire
relief anil cure, for headache, dizziness
And constipation. L'"> cents al Laurens
Drug and Palmotto I >rufi ( !o.
All agents an- horeby warned to keep
oil' my plantation. All book agents,
Rewing machine agents,medicine agents.
picture agents and every other kind of
agent and all persons having' anything
to offer for said aro hereby forbidden
to come upon my premises.
Any one failing to comply with the
abovo notice will be dealt with accord
ing to tho law in such caso made and
J. I). M. Shaw.
Cole Point, S. C.?