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Laurens, S. C.
Contest (?ocs -up to the
Action of the County Board of Can*
vassers in the Matter of the Dis
pensary Election Contest.
The dispensary election has been de
clared null and void by the county
board of election commissioners as a
result of the contest proceedings
brought by counsel for the dispensary
advocates, demanding that all votes in
certain boxes be thrown out, and the
matter now passes up to the State
board of canvassers.
The county board's conclusions are
given in the following signed state
ment, which is addressed to the state
"After careful investigation and
tabulating of the returns, we find so
many irregularties in the various
boxes, such as voting outside of the
right precincts, not demanding the pre
sentation of certificates, neglecting to
take the necessary oath", etc., that
the County Board of C wassers for
Laurens County are of Mnion that
the most just and fairest manner of
disposing of the matter is to declare
that there has been no legal election in
Laurens County, as provided for, under
the Brice Act, and we, the County
Board of Laurens County, do so de
We append to this the papers offered
in the contest, which, together with
our own findings, we respectfully sub
mit for your consideration.
All the allegations contained in the
appended petition have been found to
be correct, besides numerous other ir
regularities in other boxes not enum
erated in the petition of the contest
W. T. Crews, Chairman.
A. C. Owings,
J. E. Boyd,
County Board of Canvassers.
This disposition of the matter was
made by the board Saturday afternoon
after hearing the testimony offered in
the case by the contestants on Friday
at its adjourned meeting, followed by
arguments of counsel on both sides,
and an examination of the election
boxes by the board at its final meeting
Saturday. The announcement of the
board's decision was made in the pres
ence of counsel representing both sides
to the contest ana immediate notice of
appeal was given by Mr. W. R. Richey,
one of the attorneys for the respond
ents and Mr. John M. Cannon, counsel
for the petitioners. Thus it will be
seen that the matter has not been set
tled and the indications are that a pro
longed fight is ahead.
According to the agreement reached
last Tuesday before adjourning its
meeting the board met in the court
house Friday morning for the purpose
of hearing the testimony to be offered
by the contestants. The proceedings
were opened by Mr. C. C. Featherstone,
representing Dr. A. C. Fuller and Mr.
A. H. Martin as respondents, who read
and filed an answer to the petition of
contestants, denying each and every al
legation set out in said petition, with
the announcement that his side would
reserve the right to object to the board
declaring the result of the election.
Mr. Cannon, for the petitioners, gave
notice of the same right and filed an
amended petition, adding the following
That the ballots printed and fur
nished at the various precincts in the
County of Laurens by the Prohibition
ists or Anti-Dispensary Advocates for
said ele?tion were illegal, in that there
was only printed upon the ballot "No
Dispensary," whereas such ticket is
not proper, but should have been printed
with the words "Dispensary or No Dis
pensary" on it, and that the use of
said ballots violates the general elec
tion laws, and also violates the funda
mental principles of a ballot, which is
the secrecy thereof.
Mr. W. Dess Franks was the first
witness examined. He was one of the
managers at the Laurens box. He testi
fied that the managers did not require
white voters to produce registration cer
tificates and tax receipts. Said quite a
number residing in other townships
voted, naming Mr. W. D. Boyd of
Hunter, Mr. Eugene Wasson of Sulli
van, Mr. Ben Simpson of Dials, Mr. S.
E. Williams of Waterloo and Mr. Rush
Wilson of Dials as among the number
who voted at this box. Understood
these and others were here at court and
it had been agreed to allow them to
Mr. J. L. Chapman, member county
board supervisors of registration, testi
fied to the identity of the books of
registration which were put in evi
Mr. W. P. Shcaly, another manager
at the Laurens box, said he adminis
tered the oaths to the electors but did
not require registration tickets of all,
. in fact only a few. Did not know the
men personally who voted at this box
from outside the township.
Mr. J. F. Owings, third member of
the board of managers at the Laurens
box, also stated that no registration
tickets were required of voters. Said
there were two tickets used, one con
taining "For Dispensary" and "No
Dispensary", the other simply "No
Dispensary". He testified to the vot
ing of persons residing in other town
ships, naming Mr. Thos. W. Cannady
of Youngs in addition to those already
mentioned by Mr. Franks. Said per
mission to do this was given by Mr. W.
T. Crews, member of the county board
of election commissioners. At this
point Mr. Crews made a statement to
the effect that a juror attending court
came to him, stating that he desired
to vote. Mr. Crews told him that he
would speak to the managers about it,
which he did.
Mr. Henry M. Wright, one of the
petitioners to the contest, said that he
voted at the Laurens box, although he
had no registration ticket.
Mr. J. It. Rickman, manager of the
Clinton Cotton Mill box, testified that
all voters were required to show regis
tration certificates. No "single tick
eta" were used at this box, he said.
Mr. R. P. Adnir, manager of the
Clinton box, said that no registration
tickets were required but none were al
lowed to vote whose names were not on
the registration book. No one outside
the township voted.
('-apt. G. W. Moore, another mana
ger of the Clinton box, stated that only
those who were registered were per
mitted to vote. Two ticket* were used.
Did not require voters to show regis
tration tickets and tax receipts.
This closed tho case of the side for
the petitioners and after a brief con
sultation counsel for the other side an
nounced that they would not offer any
testimony in rebuttal as they consicf
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. W. Little of Clinton was in
Mr. W. H. Campbell was in town
Tuesday from Dials.
Magistrate P. M. Hellams of Dials
was in town yesterday.
Miss Ina Little of Winthrop is at
home for a short vacation.
Mrs. J. P. Simpson and family have
returned from a month's stay in Florida.
Mr. B. M. Latimcr of the Ekom sec
tion was in town Friday.
Hon. J. C. McDaniel spent several
days in Columbia last week.
Mr. J. H. Motes of Mountvillo was in
the city Saturday.
. Mr. Lee Henderson of Mount Pleas
ant was in tho city Monday.
Miss Mazie Little of Clinton spent
Sunday with her parents in Laurens.
See notice of the dissolution of Gray
& Shealey appearing in this issue.
Miss Lil Harris has returned from a
short visit to Mrs. M. C. Heath of
Mrs. Girard Hartzog of Greenwood
is visiting her sister, Mrs. D. H.
A small tenant house, located near
the Laurens Mill village, was burned
Mr. A. C. Todd spent several days in
Columbia last week in attendance upon
the Supreme Court.
Mrs. Thos. Downey is visiting rela
tives in the Brewerton section this
Mr. J. M. Fleming, president of the
Farmers Oil Mill, was m town Monday
Mr. Frank McCravy was "at home"
Friday evening to a gay party of his
Mayor W. R. Richey is able to be at
his office again after a brief indisposi
Mr. J. J. Adams hasopaned up in the
real estate and bond brokerage busi
ness. See his ad today.
Mrs. W. H. Anderson has returned
from a seven weeks visit to her old
home at Grafton, West Virginia.
Mr. J. N. Leake, the well known real
estate dealer, spent a day or so at
Clinton last week.
Mr. R. Spears Cheek returned to
Hawkinsville, Ga., Thursday, after a
visit of three weeks to relatives in the
city and county.
Managers of the dispensary election
can get their pay after a special meet
ing of the Board of County Commission
ers which will be held next Tuesday.
Mrs. E. P. Minter gave a large and
most delightful entertainment Friday
evening in honor of her friend. Miss
Anna McNamara of Denver, Colorado.
Representative R. D. Boyd was at
home from Columbia from Friday until
Monday, the General Assembly having
adjourned Thursday until Monday at
Dr. W. C. Irby, Messrs. W. F. Bailey
and Jared D. Sullivan were elected as
delegates last Saturday from the Lau
rens Township Cotton Association to
the meeting Saturday, Jan. 27 of the
Mr. V/. W. Grumbles of Gray Court
is on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. G.
L. Broadway of Sumter, and his sons,
Mr. W. F. Grumbles of Davis Station
and Mr. P. H. Grumbles, of Salter,
Dr. R. E. Hughes, secretary and
treasurer of the Tri-State Medical As
sociation of the Carolinas and Virginia,
together with a number of Laurens'
physicians v/ill attend the eighth annual
session of this large and popular society
at White Stone Springs Feb. 27, 28.
Mr. Alfred McCoy, a good citizen re
siding in this county near Kinards, was
in town Monday. Mr. McCoy is think
ing of removing soon to Winston
county, Ala., but his friends are en
deavoring to persuade him out of the
notion. Laurens cannot afford to lose
a citizen like Mr. McCoy.
Mr. Ralph Terry and family have
moved to Laurens from Rockingham,
N. C, and are occupying a residence
on South Harper street. Mr. Terry
will be associated in business with his
brother, Mr. H. Terry. Mr. Terry has
lived in Laurens before and is very
popularly known, while Mrs. Terry,
who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. P. Moore, is at home here. They
are gladly welcomed back to Laurens.
Notice of Dissolution.
The firm of Simmons Bros, engaged
in business at Mountvillo has been dis
solved by mutual agreement and the
business will be continued by John M.
Simmons to whom payment of all out
standing accounts should be made.
Mountville, S. C.
Jan. 17 '06-It.
In Honor of Miss Gignilllat.
Miss Helen Goggans entertained Sat
urday evening in honor of her friend,
Miss Lulu Gignilliat of Seneca, who was
her guest from Thursday until Monday.
It was a whist party and the evening
was most pleasantly passed, concluding
with a delightful fruit and salad course.
The following were Miss Goggans'
guests who had the very great pleas
ure of meeting her delightfully charm
ing visitor on his occasion:
Misses Annie Gilkerson, Lil Irby,
Willie Jones, Rosa Lee Burton, Tallu
lah Caine. Pauline Anderson, Miss Hey
ward, Miss Wells, Miss Stevens,
Messrs. John Brooks, R. V. Irby, Jim
Dunklin, Earle Wilson, Creswell Flem
ing, Dr. C. A. Ellett, George Balle, A.
C. Todd, Frank Spratt, Mr. and Mrs.
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. Iriiy, Sr.,
ercd there had been no case made out
as alleged in the petition.
In the afternoon arguments were
made before the board by Mr. C. C.
Featherstone and Col. J. W. Ferguson
for the opposing side and Mr. Cannon
was heard for the petitioners.
The "other irregularities in other
boxes" is supposed to refer to the
presence in a number of boxes of the
single ballots as over 200 of. these were
found by the board.
The official vote showed a mnjority
of 67 for "no dispensary."
A New News Qatherer Joins The Adver
tiser's Corps of Correspondents
Throughout the County.
Mr. John M. Simmons went to Green
wood last week on business.
Mr. Milam Bryson has gone to At
lanta to attend a business school.
Miss Lillio Adams of Cokesbury re
cently spent several days here with the
family of Mr. J. R. Whatley.
Mr. J. Cleveland Watts has rented
the home place of Mr. A. P. Fuller and
he and his bride have settled down to
Mr. Fellers of Columbia, who some
time ago bought the Boyd farm from
Mr. Wm. Werts has recently moved
his family here and become a citizen of
our town. We cordially welcome them
in our midst.
Mountville, Jan. 20.? In making our
debut in the columns of The Adver
tiserr we feel a deep sense of mod
esty and beg leave to make an humble
bow to the readers of your valuable pa
per. If our dots should prove uninter
esting and void of profitable news, we
ask your patient indulgence and beg to
call your attention to the fact that ours
is a quiet littlo town, destitute of fre
quent sensational occurrences.
We wish you and your readers a
happy and prosperous year and hope
that all may enjoy the abundant fruits
of well-directed labor, as well as the
pleasures and blessings of a prudent
and well-spent life.
Mr. Elisha Watkins of Waterloo has
rented a farm from Mr. John M. Sim
mons and moved his family to this
place. We are glad to have these and
any other good people in our commu
Mr. and Mrs. Willie C. Hipp, who
have been boarding since their marriage
last August are now enjoying their
first experience in house keeping. They
occupy the Teague place, near the
Our Baptist people have recently de
cided to make some needed improve
ments on their church building. A com
mittee has been appointed who will take
the work in charge at once.
Rev. Mr. Rasnic of Saluda, pastor of
the Universalist Church, preached his
farewell sermon last Sundaj'. He has
given up his charge in this State and
will go back to his former home in Vir
WARES SHOALS IS
MODEL MILL TOWN.
Some Interesting Observations by a Cor
respondent Who Has Visited the New
Town and Big Enterprise.
Mr. J. S. Jay, in a recent letter to
the News and Views of Greenwood
notes some interesting facts in connec
tion with his visit to Wares Shoals.
Following is an extract from his
Wares Shoals was our next stop.
They have here, the prettiest cotton
mill we have seen. In addition to its
beauty it has the advantage of unusual
size. It is 377 feet long by 150 wide,
four stories high. We were told that
when filled with machinery, it will
work 50,000 spindles, which would spin
about nine thousand bales of cotton
They told us here they will have
power to run two other mills the size of
the one now building, and that they
will build them as soon as the mill on
hand is finished. They will then be able
to spin nearly as much cotton as is
made in Greenwood county.
One third of the machinery necessary
for the mill under construction is now
in the building and the rest in cars on
the side track ready to be unloaded.
They aro now' laying a very solid
rock foundation for a large building
which will bo used for a store, bank and
office. Mr. Benj. D. Riegel, one of a
family of New Jersey millionaires is
treasurer of the company. He has
plans perfected for a stone residence at
Wares Shoals which he will use as a
We are glad to note a spirit of origi
nality about everything at Wares
Shoals. We note it not only in the mill
building itself, but in the construction
of the houses for the operatives. They
are not all built, after the same pattern.
They are larger than usual and are not
all painted alike, which relieves that
appearance of tiresome sameness so
common in mill villages. When all the
work contemplated here is finished they
will have one of the prettiest cleanest
and most attractive mill towns in the
country. The school here which num
bers about 40 pupils, is taught by Miss
Nona Riley, who is giving the people
satisfaction. Our State needs a com
pulsory school law. It is the comple
ment of public instruction. We are
told that there are children of school
age at Wares Shoals who do not attend
- ? ? TO liEOIN -===s==ssss:s
Saturday, January 27th.
One Lot of Ladies' Skirts
One-half Regular Price.
One Lot of Boys' Clothing
One-half Regular Price.
All Men's Underwear in this
The 50-cent kind, only. .38
The 40-cent kind only. .29
The 25-cent kind only. . 18
One Lot Negligee Shirts!
The 50-cent kind only . .37
Men's heavy work Shirts. .44
The Hat Sale of the Season.
Men's $1.75 Hats only.$1.33
Men's $1.50 Hats only. 1.17
Men's $1.25 Hats only.89
Men's $1.00 Hats only.69
Others Still Lower.
All Men's and Ladies' $2.00
Shoes to go in this sale at $1.59
All Men's and Ladies' $1.50
Shoes to go at. 1.29
All Men's and Ladies' $1.25
Shoes to go at. 1.09
All Men's, Ladies' and Chil
dren's Shoes from 85c to
$1.00 only. .79
Call to see these Sunday
Shoes for Ladies at. .69
Every pair of Pants in my house
running in price from $1.10
to 2.25 to go on a table at
Your choice only. .98
All $1.00 Pants to go the pr. .87
Any pair of 25 cents Boys'
Pants under 10 yrs. to go
in this sale at the pr.. .15
Having made a trade for
the two rooms of the L. A.
McCord Building, I am go
ing to offer a large lot of sta
ple merchandise at
to save the trouble and ex
pense of moving the goods
from my present place.
Some goods must go as I
am going to change my bus
iness. Look at the prices
and come to the store for
anything you may want, for
this is going to be one of the
greatest money-saving sales
to the people that has ever
been pulled off in this city.
Good Luck Baking Pow
ders, large size, only 6c a can.
Small size only 3c the can.
100 lbs Black Pepper in
grains at 15c the lb or 2 lbs.
Arbuckle's Coffee 15c the
package; Carnival Coffee 14c
a package; Big Four Coffee
13c the package; good Green
Coffee 11c the lb; Sugar to
sweeten all this at 5c a lb.
of the following Brands of Tobacco to
go in this sale:
Brown Mule, $2.57 the box; Big Run,
$2.39 the box; Kite and Hickory at 31c
a pound; Ripe Orange, the host, 30c a
pound; 1-pound hags Smoking Tobacco,
Octagon Soap, 7 cakes for 25c.
A No. 1 Soap, 15 cakes for 25c.
Red Kox Soap. 25 cakes for 25c.
Wash yourselves at these prices.
The Biggest of all is the Outing
and Plannelette Sale.
A big lot of Outing in this
sale the yard . .03
Another lot just little larger
only . .04
Just 610 yards of Sl3c Outing
to go at. .05
All the 10-cent Flannelette
and 10-cent Outing to go
off at . .07
All my Calicos are strictly standard
and to save the expense of mov
ing them they are going to you in
10-yard lumps at 3?c the yard.
10-4 Bleached Sheeting only
19c the yd.
Fruit of the Loom Bleaching, only
10 yards to you, at 7ic the yard.
The very best A. C. A. Ticking only
14c the yard.
Other kinds too numerous to men
tion still lower.
Trecot Flannel, 25c a yard the
world over, only
Double Width Worsted Goods
from 7c the yard up.
54-in. Shirt Goods only 37c the yd.
One lot of full-length Percales, the
10-cent kind, to go at 6lc the yd.
A big lot of Men's Linen Collars to
be sold at Ic each.
All Embroideries and Insertions at
5c the yd.
Just Ask to See that 5c Apron
This sale will just last three weeks, so come and help me to move my Goods.
Yours as ever,
J. L. HOPKINS,
Proprietor of the Cash Bargain Store.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Marshall Field of Chicago, the mer
chant prince of this country, is dead.
The State Bar Association will hold
its annual meeting in Columbia this
M. Fallicres has been elected Presi
dent of the Republic of France to suc
ceed M. Loubet.
The Glenn Springs Company, which
recently acquired the Glenn Springs
property, has been organized with a
capital of $200,000.
Col. J. M. Patrick, assistant adjutant
and inspector general, is critically ill at
his home in Anderson, suffering from
several recent attacks of paralysis.
The State Board of Education has
announced that it will adopt text books
at its meeting in June for the schools
of the State for the next five years.
A. S. Whitener, a young white man
of Union, was shot and instantly killed
Saturday afternoon by the accidental
discharge of a gun in the hands of a
W. A. Eudy, a well known young
man in social and business circles in
Chester and Columbia, confessed to
taking $325 from a Chester bank of
which he was formerly cashier, made
restitution and left the State.
A drunken negro made an attack up
on three young ladies in Greenville Sat
urday evening, striking and slightly in
juring one of them. The incident was
promptly reported and the negro was
It is stated from Washington that the
rural free delivery service of the coun
try is likely to be decreased on the
ground that the service is not appre
ciated. In other words the people on
the routes do not patronize the sys
tem to the "paying point.
Laurens county received $13,109.52
last year from the dispensary profits,
Richland county $53,078.60, Greenville
$34,533.40, Spartanburg $31,000.22, etc.
the total for the State amounting to
$870,318.07, a gain of $94,842.12 over
the year before.
Eighteen colored persons met death
during a church panic in Philadelphia
Sunday night just at the close of the
evening service, the pastor having
preached from the text "Why sit here
till we die?" The panic was caused by
an excited colored woman giving a loud
shriek of "fire." A desperate effort
was made by the 300 persons who were
on the second floor of the church build
ing to escape and those killed were suf
focated or trampled to death in the
Rev. Hope H. Lumkin will conduct
divine services at the Church of the
Epiphany, Friday afternoon at 4o'clock
and again on Sunday at 11 a. m. and 4
}). m. The public is invited to attend
CLINTON'S POPULATION GROWS.
Laurens Visitors Noted During the
Clinton, Jan. 22nd. ? Several new
residents have moved to Clinton within
the past few weeks, among them being
Mr. Robert Blakely and family of
Trov, Mr. McDill and family of Ora,
Mr. J. S. Craig, President of the Na
tional Bank and Rev. Warren Blakely,
pastor of the A. K. P. Church.
Miss Nell Bolt of Laurens is the
guest of Miss Addie Horton.
Miss Swan Ferguson returns to Spar
tanburg today, attera week's visit to
Miss Katharine Copeland.
Miss Lil Irby of Laurens was in
town last week visiting relatives.
Mrs. James L. Wright entertained a
party of ladies at an "Observation
Party" on Thursday afternoon. In
drawing for the prize, Mrs. J. A. Bai
ley received it. A delightful menu
was served during the afternoon.
Miss Margaret Preston of Virginia is
spending several days with Mrs. A. V.
Mrs. T. D. Darlington of Laurens at
tended the meeting of the I). A. R. at
Mrs. John Robertson's, the first of the
Mr. John Ferguson of Spartanburg
was in town Wednesday.
Mr. Brooks and family have moved
hero from near Cross Hill.
Dr, Grey Ellisor came up from New
borry Saturday and Mrs. Ellisor will
return with him Tuesday.
Mr. Alex Martin is visiting bis cousin,
Mr. A. V. Martin, for a few days.
LOST One gilt Belt, between Public
Square and Main Street bridge Return
to this office and get reward. Adver
tiser Printing Co., Laurens, S. C. 1
FOR SALE Home made Lard for
sale at 10 cents the pound by the tierce.
J. Wade Anderson, City Market. 25-2t
FOR SALE Entire stock and fix
tures of 5 cents Racket Store, next to
post office. Good opportunity at once.
Kennedy's Racket Store. 24?2t.
FOR SALI-: Thoroughbred Berk
hire Clilts, four to live months old and
young boars ready for service. George
M. Davis, Clinton, S. C. 24-2t
WANTED:?A few more girls to make
overalls. Machines run by power. Nice
and pleasant work. Some girls now
making over $0.1)0 per week. Crescent
Co. f f.
NOTICE?Wo are handling a large
quantity of fertilizers and are prepared
to supply all demands made upon US. It
will pay vou fo call and see us. Wares
shoals Manufacturing Company, Wares
Shoals, S C. 2t.
FOR SALE Two young mules, in good
condition. Worked one year. Apply
to J, W. Henderson, at W. L. Gray's
store. A. D. Cray. 26?It.
NOTICE- Fridays will he our day for
ginning cotton, either at Hudgons Gin
nery or at Oil Mill. R. H. Hudgons,
Manager. 25 It.
FOR SALE Corn in the ear. Will
make it to your interest to see me be
fore buying. W. D. Barksdale, Lau
rent, S. C. 2r>-3t.
POUND?On overhead bridge, West
Main street, bunch of five keys on
plain spring ring, oblong bone tag with
no name. Apply at this office, pay for
this notice and get the keys, if yours,
FOR RENT Five room cottage on
Holmes Street. Good orchard, garden
and chicken yard wired. Apply to A.
R. Blakely, Laurens, S. C., next to
Express onice. 25-lt
Vital School Subjects Arc
The Ladies Pledge Themselves to Help
In the Effort to Improve the Rural
The regular meeting of the Laurens
County Teachers Association was held
Saturday. The Association was called
to order by President lt. W. Nash,
who gave a brief and interesting ac
count of the County Superintendents
meeting held in Columbia, Dec. 27-28.
Miss Carrie Lou Dorroh next made a
report of the South Carolina Woman's
Association for the improvement of
Rural Schools, held at Rock Hill, Dec.
29-30. Miss Dorroh then presented the
following pledge, which was signed by
ail the lady teachers present: "I hereby
agree to become a member of the
South Carolina Woman's Association
for the Improvement of Rural Schools,
and I also agree to do at least one
thing for the material Improuemont of
at least one school during the coming
Prof. H. B. Dominick of the Fountain
Inn Graded School then took the Presi
dent's chair, and briefly stated his
views as to the best methods for reci
tation work, after which the following
questions were discussed:
Would it be practical and profitable
to consolidate two, three or four schools
in this county and the State pay for
the transportation of pupils? By Prof.
IL B. Dominick.
What should be done as an induce
ment when pupils fail to do extra du
ties assigned them? By Prof G. H.
Has a teacher the right to punish a
child for not doing the required home
work? By Prof. W. P. Culbertson.
The Association adjourned to meet
Saturday, Feb. 17th.
Card from Mr. Martin.
Editor The Advertiser: ?
dear Sir: I notice my name has
been used very freely in the last pa
pers. Facts are what 1 want, nothing
Mr. James Austin asked me
did the managers of the election re
quire a registration certificate to vote?
1 told him they did not of me.
Mr. Austin asked me would I be
willing in case of a contest to let them
use my name. I told him 1 would as to
voting without a registration certifi
cate. As to Clinton and Princeton and
people voting from other townships, 1
know nothing about.
John A. Martin.
Jan. 22, 1906.
New River Bridge.
City Council has awarded the con
tract for building a new bridge over
Little river at the East Main street
crossing to the Virginia Steel Bridge
Company. The contract calls for a
steel bridge at the cost of $2,700. The
old bridge has been considered unsafe
for sometime and the street and bridge
committee has had the matter of plac
ing a contract for building anew bridge
in hand for a week or so and now that
the contract has been let the work will
begin at once.
In Honor of Mr. and Airs. Garlington.
Mr. Samuel F. Garlington and bride,
of Augusta, Ga.j who are visiting in
the city, were given a reception last
evening by Mr. and Mrs. .1. Wells Todd
at their home on West Main Street.
About 201) guests, including several vis
itors, were present during the evening
and the occasion was one of the most
brilliant social events of the winter.
Mrs. J. ?. C. Fleming, Mrs. V. 1".
MoGowan and Mrs. W. W. Jones will
also entertain for Mr. and Mrs. Garling
ton during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Garlington arrived in
the city Monday afternoon from a north
ern bridal tour. Mr. Garlington is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cresswell Garling
ton ami is a rising young lawyer of
Augusta. His charming bride was
Miss Mary Co/.art of Washington, Ga.
County Licenses for Hawkers and
As provided by law, the Board of
County Commissioners of Laurens
County, State of South Carolina, at its
regular meeting held on Tuesday, the
2nd day of January, A. 1). 1906, fixed
the following licenses on Hawkers and
Peddlers doing business in the county
during the ensuing fiscal year:
For Foot Peddlers, $10.00
For Peddlers with one horse
For Peddlers with two horse
For vending Stoves and
Ranges, for first wagon, 60.00
And for each addit ional wagon, 40.00
For vending Clocks, for the
first wagon, ?0.00
And for each additional wagon 30.00
For vending Lightning Rods,
for the first wagon, 50.00
And for each additional wagon, 30.00
For Venders of Spectacles.,
on foot, 15.0 >
For Venders of Spectacles,
with team, 25.00
Peddling Sewing Machines,
for the first wagon, 70.00
And for each additional wagon 50.00
Peddling Pianos or Organs,
for each one horse wagon, 100.(10
Peddling Pianos or Organs,
for each two horse wngon, 150.00
All licenses t<> be issued by Hie Clerk
of Court and to be in force until the
31st of December A. D. 1906.
li. 13. Humbert,
County Supervisor, L. ('.
J. I). Mod:, County (Merk.
County License for Traffic in Seed Cot'
ton and Unpacked Lint Cotton.
Pursuant to an Act of the General
Assembly of the State Of South Caro
lina, approved the 18th day of Febru
ary, A. I). 1005, Entitled: "An Act To
Regulate The Traffic in Seed Cotton
and Unpacked Lint Cotton," the Hoard
of County Commissioners of Laurens
County has, at its annual meeting held
on Tuesday the 2nd day of January. A.
D. 1906, Axed a license on Traffic in
Seed Cotton and Unpacked Lint Cotton,
within the county, in the sum of Two
Hundred and Fifty Dollar. . All licen
ses to he issued by the Clerk of Court
of Common Pleas! Such license to con
tinue in force for the period of one
year from the date of Issue.
Done at Laurens. S. C. this 2nd day
of January, A. D. 1006.
h. B. Humbert,
J. I). Mock, County Clerk.