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HALF A MILLION
BEING HELD UP.
Dispensary Investigating Committee Re*
, fuses to Pay Liquor Houses Be
fore Kxamlng Their Books.
Columbia, Feb. 22.? There is a very
large sum of money being held up by
the investigating committee on bills
due to liquor houses for supplies bought
prior to the passage of the recent Act.
The committee wants to examine the
books of the houses holding claims
against the dispensary to see what sort
of prices the dispensary paid for its li
quor and so forth.
The liquor houses sat still in the
boat and waited, and the dispensary
committee held on to the money
Mr. T. Moultrie Morris of Charleston,
who represents one of the large credi
tors of the dispensary, has arranged to
have a conference with the sub-com
mittee to figure out exactly what the
committee wants, and how to have his
clients comply with the wishes of the
committee if they can do so. More than
half a million is involved in this pro
cedure awaiting the "O. K." of the
dispensary committee, and there 'are
likely to be some interesting develop
NEQRO KAPIST CONFESSES.
Andrew Thompson Will be Hanged Frl
day (or Nameless Crime.
Greenville, Feb. 23.?Andrew Thomp
son, colored, convicted of criminally as
saulting Mrs. Frank James, wife of a
farmer in this county, confessed to his
former employer in the county jail to
day. Though identified by his victim,
the negro stoutly maintained his inno
cence wh^n arrested and during the
trial. He was convicted and sentenced
to die March 2. His confession re
moves any doubts the officers of the
aw might have entertai ned - as to the
verdict of the jury and there is not
likely to be any delay in the execution.
BIG FERTILIZER SALES.
Privilege Tax Receipts Exceed all Former
Columbia, Feb. 23.?The receipts
from the privilege tax have reached
high water mark. Up to date for 1906
the tax on fertilizers has aggregated
$96,000. By the end of February it will
be $100,000. This is the largest income
ever recorded from this tax. For 1905
the tax aggregated $130,000 and up to
the same date in 1905 the tag tax was
only $48,000. More fertilizers than ever
are to be used this year. Whether this
means more acreage, more fertilizers
per acre or fertilizer for other crops is
She Was Over 100 Years Old.
About the 10th of January there died
at the old Boyce homestead in Jacks
Township the oldest person in the county
beyond doubt, "Aunt" Lucy Gor
don, an old negress and family servant.
She claimed that she was born in 1804
which made her 102 years old at the
time of her death.
Those who had known her for over
fifty years do not doubt the correctness
of her claim. She belonged to Mrs.
Nancy Boyce and continued to live at
the old place after it passed into the
hands of Capt. A. B. Byrd and sisters.
"Aunt" Lucy as she was known to
every one, was a faithful and sacrific
ing servant, who was never happier
than when serving her "good white
folks" by whom she was ever held in
Time For Returns Extended.
Columbia, Feb. 27?Comptroller Gen
General Jones has extended the time
for returns of property until March 3.
The time for returns expired on Feb
ruary 20th, but on account of this be
ing the year for the return of all real
estate and assessment, the Comptrol
ler has notified all auditors to extend
the time to the date above mentioned.
Col. J. B. E.J Sloan Dead.
Charleston, Feb. 23.-Col. J. B. E.
Sloan died in Charleston today after a
short illness, though he had been in bad
health for sometime. He was was a
native of Georgia, but had resided in
Charleston since the war.
He was colonel of the Fourth South
Carolina regiment. Col. Sloan was one
of the most prominent men of this city
and widely known throughout the state.
Mr. Gunter Improving.
Columbia, Feb. 27?The very gratify
ing news has been received from Attor
ney General Gunter, Jr., that he is im
proving very satisfactorily. Mr. Gunter
has written several friends here that he
expects to be in Columbia for a few
days at least, within the next week or
Woman Swears in a Chief Justice.
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22. ?Miss
Mamie Offutt, stenographer in the of
fice of Governor Jelks and a notary
public, today administered the oath of
office to Samuel D. Weaklcy as Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Ala
bama. In the oath taken by Mr.
Weakley he avers he has never en
gaged in a duel or carried a challenge,
nor will he do so as long as he retains
The End of (he World
Of troubles that robbed E. H. Wolfe,
of Bear Grove, la., of all usefulness,
came when he began taking Electric
Bitters. "Two years ago Kidney trou
ble caused me great suffering which I
would never nave survived: had I not
taken Electric Bitters. They also cured
me of General Debility." Sure cure
for all Stomach. Liver and Kidney
complaints, blood diseases, Headache,
Dizziness and Weakness or bodily de
cline. Price 50 cents. Guaranteed by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug I
A Boy's Terrible Pall.
Columbia, Feb. 27. ?Edward Hall, an
eleven-year-ojd boy working at the
Olympia Mills, fell from the top open
ing of the elevator shaft to the floor.
He broke some bones and fraetured his
skull. The little fellow is doing very
well and the marvel is that he was not
killed outright by such a terrible fall.
WEDDED AT UNION.
Marriage of Mr. J. Wlstar Crawford and
Miss Pearie Briggs.
The following account of the mar
riage of Mr. J. Wistar Crawford, who
is popularly known here and who has a
large connection in the county, is taken
from the Union Society letter in Sun
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock Miss
Pearl Briggs, daughter of Mr. Briggs
of the county, was married at the home
of her aunt, Mrs. J. A. Brown, to Mr.
J. W. Crawford, formerly of Laurens.
Rev. D.' M. McLeod performed the
ceremony before a few friends, who
had been invited to be present. The
parlor was a pretty picture, in its taste
ful decorations of pot plants and ivy, in
a large bay window being a background
of handsome plant* with a touch of
white blossoms, in front of which stood
the bride and groom under a suspended
bell of white with clapper of white
flowers. The beautiful wedding march
of Mendelsshon was played by Miss
Kate Summer as the couple enteret!
alone, the bride wearing a stylish trav
eling suit of blue broadcloth with gilt
trimmings, a hat of blue with trim
mings of gilt and wings, gloves also to
match and carrying a bouquet of white
carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Crawford
left fmmediately on the southbound
train for a wedding trip, and on their
return to Union will be at home at Mr.
J. A. Brown's on South street. The
bride, who has made Union her home
for some time, is a young woman of
pleasing personality, and has been quite
popular in the several business positions
she has held here, while Mr. Crawford
now holds a responsible position with
I the Union Shoe Co. and is a promising
business man. Out-of-town guests at
the wedding were: Mrs. L. K. Little
john and Miss Maggie Spears of Jones
MARRIAGE OF MR. J. B. PARR.
Former Popular Laurens Citizen, Now
Rising Young Lawyer of Greenwood.
Cokesbury, Feb. 24.-Miss Lillie
Klugh and Mr. J. B. Park were mar
ried on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5 o'clock
in the afternoon at the home of the
bride's father, Mr. J. S. Klugh.
The bride and groom left on the mid
night train for Memphis, Tenn., where
Mr. Park represents a client in an im
portant law case. They will take in
Mardi Gras in New Orleans on the bridal
trip. The marriage was very private
in consequence of the recent death of
Miss Klugb's grandmother, there being
present only the members of the family
and a tew particular friends. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Por
cher, of Greenwood. Cokesbury claims
M iss Lillie Klugh as one of her fairest
and most lovable and talented daugh
ters. She lived there the most of her
life with her grand-mother, Mrs. J. S.
Glass. Mr. Park is one of Greenwood's
leading lawyers. He is a member of
the firm of Sheppard, Grier & Park.
Store Your Cotton.
Editor Archibald Johnson observed
some time ago that the average South
ern farmer takes no more care of a bale
of cotton than if it were a grindstone,
and the charge is painfully near the
truth. The cotton grower is pretty
well off, thank you, hut there is abso
lutely no excuse for throwing away a
million dollars just because it takes a
little trouble to get the crop under
shelter. Fields & Becton, writing in
the Kinston Free Press, put the case so
plainly that we wish to repeat what
"Many millions of dollars were lost
by the Southern farmers duri ig the
past season on account of damaged cot
ton, all caused by exposure to all sorts
of weather. The farmers, however,
were not the only losers. Merchants,
exporters and manufacturers all came
in for their share of losses from this
source, and will in future refuse all of
ferings of this class. The farmer who
offers damaged cotton for sale during
the coming season, will find to his sor
row that there is no market for his pro
duct, in a damaged condition, except at
a great loss to him. Cotton at any
price, is too valuable to be neglected,
and it is the duty of every farmer to
see that it is properly sheltered, as the
loss on damaged cotton would be
greater than the gain on account of the
advance in price" ?Progressive Farm
THE LAURENS DRLQ COMPANY TEST.
Sold Hyomci for Years and Know it Will
The Laurens Drug Co. have given
Hyomei a most thoiough and remarka
ble test. For a long time they have of
fered to refund the money to any pur
chaser of Hyomei, if it failed to bene
The remedy has made so many cures
among their customers that they have
urgedits use in the most chronic cases
Breathed for a few minutes four
times a day, through the inhaler that
comes with every outfit, it soothes the
irritated mucous membrane of the nose,
throat and lungs, kills the catarrhal
ferms, and restores complete health,
ts healing, antiseptic fragrance pene
trates to the most remote air passages,
as no medicine taken into the stomach
can possibly do. Immediate relief al
most always follows the use of Hyomei
and great benefit is seen after a few
The complete Hyomei outfit costs
only $1, and consists of an inhaler that
can be carried in the pocket or purse,
and will last a lifetime, a medicine
dropper, and a bottle of Hyomei. If
this is not sufficient for a complete
cure, additional bottles of Hyomei c an
be obtained for 50 cents.
Compare this small expense with fees
charged by specialists, and remember,
too, if Hyomei does not cure, The Lau
rens Drug Co. will return your money.
Where Women Vote.
Of the one hundred and five counties
in Kansas eighty-five are without a
pauper, twenty-five have no poor houses
and thirty-sevon have not a criminal
[case on the docket. This is entirely
'hm. say women suffragists, to the
fact that in Kansas women have had
full municipal suffrage since 1887. ?Ex
First to come gets the choice of our
White China specials. They want last
long at the prices we have on them.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
A Story of Two Dollars.
The Ashland Gazette of Ashland,
Nebraska, recently printed a little
story which teaches a lesson that might
be learned with much profit by some
people in Laurens. There is a disposi
tion among many people, town people,
to send their money to other cities for
things they can buy right here in Lau
I rens just as cheap and often cheaper
than abroad and at the same time you
have the satisfaction of seeing what
you are getting, to say nothing of the
importance your dollar spent at home
plays in the upbuilding of the city.
The money that is sent away stays
away. Spdnd it here and it remains
with home people.
The Nebraska paper's story is as fol
"A man in Ashland had two silver
ver dollars. The man sent "one of them
to a Kansas City mail order house for
twenty pounds of sugar, and the dollar
went of Squeers, Sawbuck & Co., and
where the man saw it never more for
"This was the story of one dollar.
"The other dollar he sent to a home
merchant. It was a little old, black
ened, worn dollar, and at first the mer
chant didn't know whether to take it or
not, but finally decided to do so, as he
figured that if the bank would not take
it he would pass it on the home editor
who would be glad enough to take any
thing that resembled a dollar. So he
sent the goods and paid the dollar to
the editor. The editor bought a suit of
underwear with the dollar, and the peo
ple marvelled. The merchant who got
the doilar from the editor gave it to a
laborer for fixing the sidewalk in front
of his store. The laborer paid it to a
doctor for medicine for lih sick child.
The doctor gave it to the boy who
cares for his horses and the boy bought
a cap and a pair of mittens. The mer
chant then gave it to his wash woman,
who paid her rent. The landlord naid
it on his church dues, and the church
bought coal. The coal dealer was an
absent-minded fellow and he paid it
back to the editor for an ad. Before the
editor had recovered from the shock of
receiving two dollars in one week, the
man who bought the goods in the first
place came in and he paid it back to
him for a load of cobs he had bought
six years before.
"With one dollar he bought twenty
pounds of sugar. With the other he
had bought the goods, paid the editor,
fixed the sidewalk, doctored a sick
child, clothed a poor boy, paid a widow's
rent, warmed a church, and?had got
ten his dollar back.
"Moral?One dollar in circulation
around Ashland is worth a hundred in
Squeer, Sawbuck & Co. 's. safe in Kan
The Farmer's Part.
One time a merchant put up a black
board in his store and asked his cus
tomers to write their names on it and
opposite tell what they aro doing for
humanity. A lawyer wrote: 'I plead
for all.' A doctor wrote: 'I prescribe
for all.' A preacher wrote: 'I pray
for all.' An old farmer walked up,
wrote Iiis name, scratched his head a
while and then wrote: 'I pay for all.' "
NKHITS OF UNREST.
No Sleep, No Rest, No Peace for the
Sufferer from Kidney Troubles.
No peace for1 the kidney sufferer
Pain and distress from morn to night.
Get up with a lame back,
Twings of backache bother-you all day,
Dull aching breaks your rest at night,
Urinary disorders add to your misery.
Get at the cause?cure the kidneys.
Doan's Kidney Pills will work the cure.
They're for the kidneys only
Have made great cures in Lau r ens.
D. M. Stribbling, former proprietor
of Dairy farm, says: "I am highly
pleased with the results I obtained from
the use of Doan's Kidney Pills which I
used for backache and kidney trouble.
I suffered for some years with a dull
aching pain across the small of my
back, especially bad at night. At times
it waB so severe that I was totally unfit
to do my work. The kidney secretions
were dark colored, full of brick dust
sediment and of a very strong odor. At
night I was obliged to rise frequently,
which together with the constant back
ache and loss of sleep caused my gen
eral health to be very poor. I used any
number of remedies and took doctors'
prescriptions, but it was the same old
thing, very little if any relief. I saw
Doan s Kidney Pills advertised and
went to the Palmetto Drug Co. 's. store
and got a box of them. To my delight
after taking them my back regained
its strenth, do not ache and the kidneys
acted naturally and I could rest at
night without being disturbed."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York,
Bole agents for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's?and <
take no other.
Dyspepsia?bane ot human existence.
Burdock Blood Bitters cures it, prompt
ly, permanuntly. Regulates and tones
We Have Just Received Another Car of That
which we always keep on hand. The price is all
right. Also fresh shipment of
Seed Irish Potatoes
and GARDEN SEED of every kind and
description. Our goods are all guaranteed
to give satisfaction or money refunded.
Watts Mills Store,
Laurens, - South Carolina.
/Ts 7?n 7wn71n 7wS 7\r^ 7F\ 71 .
Get it Repaired at
"You break it
I mend it."
Guns, Pistols, Clocks, Locks, Automobiles.
Pictures and Picture Frames made to Order.
A. Ross Blakely
Next to Express Office Laurens, S. C.
"Oh, I AM SO TIRED!"
Is heard daily from old and young, rich and poor. Did you ever stop and conside1*
the cause of this remark? We will venture to say nine cases out of ten are
caused by improper digestion. This, or other symptoms of Indigestion such as
nervousness, nausea, heart-burn, sour stomach, flatulency and despondency,
should be a warning to you who are in danger of having indigestion, the great
est enemy of American health to-day, fasten its merciless fangs on your health.
Remember. "A Stitch in time saves nine", and a bottle of the celebrated
Helium's Sure Cure for Indigestion has saved untold misery to people in many
parts of this broad land, by curing them permanently of this miserable disease.
Yes, not like the pepsin digestives that help for a time, but cures permanently
by causing the digestive organs to perform their functions. Nature being- sucn
a great rectifier of its own ills, with the assistance of this powerful medicine,
I gives you a healthy stomach and removes indigestion and its symptoms pcrma
i nently Sold on a $5.00 guarantee. 50 cents and $1.00 per bottle at
Laurens Drug Company.
Cut Prices on White China!
We Offer Subject to Sale an Assortment of Fine
French and German China!
Plates, Bakers, Meat Dishes, Cover Dishes, Sauce Boats, Butter Dishes, Pickle Dishes and Cups and
Saucers at prices below import cost. They are in odd lots of different patterns, and we want
them out of our way for our new Spring line. This is a chance to buy pure China for
less than the price of common granite.
First to Come Gets the Choice.
1 I THE HUB I I THE HUB
It's the Last Week
The White Sale!
Saturday night, March 3rd, we will bring this sale to a close. It has been our .aim to
make this the most successful sale we have ever held. How well we have succeeded is
best attested by the hundreds of satisfied customers who have visited our store during
the past ten days. If for any reason you were unable to attend the first week you owe
it to yourself to take advantage of the remaining days. In addition to the Splendid.
values in White Goods, Laces and Embroideries, we have made such sweeping reduc
tions throughout the entire stock that you will be able to pick up much
SEASONABLE MERCHANDISE AT ABOUT HALF ITS VALUE!
This is strictly a cash sale. No goods charged or sent out on approval.
On Saturday, March 3rd, to every customer whose purchases amount to $5.00
or over, we will sell 10 yards of best Bleached Cotton for 25c.
I Don't Forget the Date the Sale Closes,
I Saturday, March 3rd.
Side and Back
arc ?tili in the height of fashion, and
will also be worn this spring and
summer. We have the latest
styles of fancy Combs from
$1.25 to $7.00
per set of three. Also the newest de
signs in Bracelets, Hat Pins, Cuff
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Give Us a Call Before
n. B Dial. a. C. Tonn
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Knterprise Bank and Todd Office Build
Laurrks, S. C.
School District No. 3,
An election will be held sit Shi
loh Academy, School District No. 3,
Dials Township, Wednesday, March
7th, 190(5, to decide whether a tax of
(.wo mills for school purposes shall he
levied and collected in said district.Those
in favor of said tax will vote "Yes,"
and those opposed "No." It is ordered
that the Hoard of Trustees shj'ii act as
managers of said election, which shall
he conducted according to the rules
he open from 7 a. in. to I p. m.
By order of the County Board of Ed
ucation of Laurens County.
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more reasonable than other
like institutions. $25.00 per week pays
for treatment, remedies and board.
Result absolutely the same.
L. G. CORBETT, M. D.
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
R. W. Nash, Chairman;
K. E. BABB,
W. P. CULBERTSON,
DR. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 80; Residence 219.
Consumers of Incandescent Lights
must have meters placed by April 1st
next, as flat rate will be prohibited af
ter that date.
Hy order of Council.
L. o. Balle,
Notice to Creditors!
All persons having claims against the
estate of N. E. Byrd, deceased, are
hereby notified and required to present
them duly proven to Ferguson & Kcath
erstono, Attorneys, at their office at
Laurens C. H., s. <'., on or before the
16th day of March, 1906, or be forever
Sam'l C. Bykd,
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
Attorneys at Law.
win pruct'ee in all State Court*,
Prompt attention givoa ?o ?11 biislne h
Is it a burn? Use Dr. Thomas' Ec
lectric Oil. A cut? Use Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil. At your druggists.
Charleston & Western Carolina Rail :iy
(Schedule in effect April 16, 1905.)
I.v Laursns 1:BOpm
Ar Greenwood 2-40
Ar Augusta 5: 20 ''
Ar Anderson 7: 10 "
I.v Augusta :! ?pin
Ar Allendale 4:80 "
Ar Fairfax 4:41 "
A r (Iharlcston * 7: 40 11
Ar Boauford 6: 30 "
Ar Port Royal 6: 40 '
Ar Savannah 6:46 ''
Ar Waycross 10:00 14
I.v I.aureus 2:07 pin
Ar Spartanburg 30 "
No. 52 No. 87
Daily Ex. Sudd ly
1. v Laurens 2:09 pm 8:00am
Ar Greenville 3:25 ' " 10:20 "
Arrivals: Train No. l, Daily, fr< m
Augusta and Intermediate stations I; 15
pm; No. 52,daily, fromGreenvilloand in
termediate stations 1:86pm; No.87,dn ? .
except Sunday, from Greenville iind
intermediate stations t'>: 40pm; train I 0.
2, daily, from Spartanburg and IntOl i
ediate. stations 1: 80 p m.
C. II. Casque, ArK, Laurons, S. <'.
G. T. Bryan. GenM Agt. Greneville! ft
Ernest Williams, Gen. Pass. Apt.,
T. M. Emerson. Traffic Manager.