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LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH T. L906
Organization was Effected
ORGAN 1zeITb. F. EAltLE
Assisted by Mr. Mahaffey, tbe Two An
derson Men Organize the I.tun ens
County Farmers Union.
Delegates from the several local un
ions and quite a large number of farm
era from all parts of the county met in
the court house Monday in response to
a call from State Organizer B. F. Earle
of Anderson for the purpose of organ
izing a County Farmers Educational
and Co-operative Union of America.
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. Walter A. Baldwin, president of
the Rabun Local. Mr. Earle was pre
sented as the first speaker. After stat
ing that he stayed between the plow
handles too long to be a public speaker
he explained at length the principles
and purposes of the Union, the chief
object being, he said, to obtain "pro
fitable prices for the farmers pro
The Farmers Union was organized in
Texas August 28 1902 and is strictly a
farmers organization. There are today
ten or twelve thousand local unions in
the South, representing a membership
of six hundred thousand white farmer?.
In '/eply to the question Mr. Earle said
that the Farmers Union had no connec
tion with the Southern Cotton Associa
tion, and added that they, the Union,
had no press agents. He stated, how
ever, that his organization had no fight
whatever to make upon the Cotton As
Mr. Earle was followed by Mr. M. A.
Mahaffey of Anderson, assistant State
organizer. He told several ancedotes
which amused the crowd. Then in a se
rious vein he declared that the farmers
should have an independent organiza
tion. He is a member of both the Un
ion and the Cotton Association. Thinks
the days of the latter are numbered.
But like Mr. Earle he said he disclaimed
any purpose of making war upon the
Southern Cotton Association. He de
clared that the farmers of Anderson
were so prosperous that they were fur
nishing the bulk of the money being
used by the banks of that county. The
utmost good feeling and understanding
exists between the Union and the bank
ers, merchants and others wherever
the principles and workings of the or
ganization are understood.
This concluded the speech-making
and Mr. Earle announced that the
meeting would go into secret session
and invited all farmers present to re
main and join in the organization.
The officers of the County Union
were elected as follows: R. O. Hairs
ton, president; W. R. Cheek, vice presi
dent; W. A. Baldwin, secretary; T.
Mac Roper, chaplain, J. D. Owings,
conductor; Geo. E. Putnam, doorkeeper.
There are over two hundred members
of the Local Unions in the county, and
these were represented in Monday's
meeting by the following delegates :
J. C. Wasson, H. C. Nelson, C. L. Ow
ings, G. F. Dorroh, J. P. Dillard, W.
B. Garrett, H. J. G. Curry, S. B. Glenn,
M. L. Cheek, A. S. Riddle.
TO OWN THEIR OWN HOMES.
Anderson Cotton Mills Offers Building
Lots to Operatives Exclusively.
Anderson, March 6.?The Anderson
Cotton Mills owns a tract of about 20
acres of land near the West End Metho
dist Church. The tract is being divided
into building lots and will be sold ex
clusively to the employes of the com
A great many of the operatives of
the Anderson Mills have been with the
company for years, and a considerable
number of them have saved money. Al
ready some of them have bought lots
near the mill and own their own homes.
Naturally those who own their homes
make the best of help, and the most
The oificials of the company have
recognized this"fact, and have decided
to encourage those of the operatives
who want to own their own homes to
do so. The lots will be sold at reasona
ble rates, and will be sold to employes
of the mill. The man who has saved
enough money to buy a lot can borrow
enough money to build a house, and the
money that be would otherwise have to
pay for rent would go toward paying
for his home.
The opportunity to own their own
homes will encourage thrift and econ
omy on the part of the operatives, and
wilPat the same time make them per
manent citizens, and in that respect
better citizens and more desirable as
employes. Many of the cotton mills
suffer from the [roving class of help,
that is, those who will remain only for
a short time at any one place. The
mills in Anderson have comparatively
little of Ihis class of help and the ac
tion of the Anderson Mills will tend
to still further decrease it.
Our Mr. S. M. Wilkes has just re
turned from the Northern markets,
where he Hucceeded in buying a line of
house-furnishing-goods for our spring
and summer trade that will make it to
your interest to see our line before you
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
If you are troubled with a chronic
cough or only a slight cough, take
Boyd's Cough Mixture; the only cough
ana cold remedy that ia a laxative.
Can be had at S. S. Boyd's, Laurena,
S. C, at present; later, at all drug
I PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. H. Terry returned from New
Mr. Walter S. Gray of WoodrufT was
in the city Monday.
Dr. A. R. Hunter of Gray Court was
in town Monday.
Mr. John C. Godfrey was a salesday
visitor from Dials.
Mr. W. H. Drummond, of Lanford,
was in the city Friday.
Miss 01a Blakely of Clinton visited
relatives in the city Saturday.
Mr. Perritt Ridgeway of Greenville
county, was in the city for awhile Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Addison Sullivan went
to Greenville yesterday for a short
Mr. J. D. Owings, former deputy
sheriff, was here Monday from Gray
Prof. J. Y. Bryson, principal of the
Gray Court-Owings Institute, was in
Mrs. T. J. Hughes, of Fountain Inn,
spent the past week with the family of
Mr. J. C. Owings.
Mr. Albert Hughes, formerly chief of
police of this city, was in the city Fri
day from Enoree.
Miss Hessie McCarley of Clinton was
the guest Saturday and Sunday of Mr.
Jno. N. Hudgcns.
Mr. J. B. Hill, who has recently
moved from the city to the Mt. Olive
section, was in town Monday.
Dr. W. H. Washington attended the
meeting of the Tri-State Medical Asso
ciation at White Stone Springs.
Mr. W. F, Medlock, of Dials, spent a
day or two in the city during the week
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Medlock.
Mr. R. B. Pasley, magistrate at Spar
tanburg was in the city Monday, re
turning from a visit to his parents near
Messrs. Sloan Mahon and Earle Babb
of Furman University spent Saturday
and Sunday with homefolks in the Ra
bun Creek section.
Messrs. Jodie Hunter, of Owings
Station, Mason and Larry Langston, of
Spartanburg, attended the funeral of
Mrs. G. M. Langston Saturday.
Mr. O. G. Prentiss, formerly depot
agent at Laurens and Greenwood, has
been appointed agent at the Charleston
& Western Carolina freight depot at
Mr. J. Conway Garlington, associate
editor of the Spartanburg Journal was
in the city from Saturday until Tues
day. His family accompanied him back
Mr. Clarence McDaniel, son of Mr.
M. E. McDaniel, Sr., of the Ekom sec
tion, has gone to Athens, Ga., to take
a position with the Electric Car Com
pany of that city.
The Thomas Cotton Syndicate.
The following letter will explain it
self and will prove of great public in
terest. It was sent by President Jor
dan, from the headquarters of the
Southern Cotton Association, Atlanta,
to Judge .Thompson, who is taking a
great interest in the subject-matter.
The letter was received by Judge
Thompson last Tuesday and is as fol
Dear Sir: The Executive Committee
of the Southern Cotton Association, to
whom were referred the E. R. Thomas
syndicate proposition to take up $500,
000 bales spot middling cotton from
Southern planters at 13 cents per pound,
while regarding the plan as feasible, if
properly financed, are of the opinion
that the deal is too enormous and in
volving too many details for the Asso
ciation to undertake, and further that
it would not be advisable to recede from
the people's demand for a maximum
price of 15 cents for the small balance
of the unsold portion of the crop. It is
preferred that the projwsition be un
dertaken by the syndicate co-operating
with some cotton firm fully equipped to
handle a deal of such magnitude. This
may be done, and, if so, you will be
promptly notified. Efforts are already
being made along that line.
The solution of the cotton situation is
the equipment of abundant warehouse
facilities and securing capital sufficient
to finanee the crop through 12 months
instead of four or five months in the
fall. The pntiro absence of warehouse
facilities in the Southwest has been the
prime cause of such continuous heavy
receipts there during the past few
months. This has given speculators,
spinners and large spot buyers the am
munition with which to hammer the
market. Receipts will from now on
lighten up and strenghten the market.
Those who have cotton should stand
firm and refuse to be stampeded by
temporary reactions. The mills have
bought only daily supplies and the
world will require an enormous amount
of cotton during the spring and sum
mer. Tighten your grip and do not be
discoursed. We will and must win this
fight as we did one year ago. To win
quickly we must have thorough co
operation all along the line. With con
tinuous selling by the people the mar
ket will not adva/ice. Hold firm and
the victory will be yours.
at the consultation.
First Doctor: Then we decide, not to
Second Doctor: Yes. What do you
think we ought to charge him for de
ciding not to operate.-Judge.
DR. ROLFE HUGHES
IS THE PRESIDENT.
Popular Secretary Chosen as the Head
of the Tri*State Medical
At the annual meeting of the Tri
State Medical Association, which was
held at White Stone Springs last Tues
day and Wednesday, the following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President?R. E. Hughes, of Laurcns.
Vice-President?L. M. Taylor, Mor
gan ton, N. C.
Vice- President ? J. Adam Hay no,
Greenville, S. C.
Vice-President?W. E. Driver, Nor
Secretary and Treasurer?J. Howell
Way, Waynesville, N. C.
Executive Council (one from each
State)-Dr. B. K. Hays, N. C, C. B.
Earle, Greenville, S. C, J. S. Horsley,
The crowning feature of the meeting
at White Stone Springs was the banquet
Wednesday night, after which the As
sociation adjourned to meet next year
at Norfolk, Va.
MRS. ?. MACK LANOSTON DEAD.
Good Woman of the City Goes to Her
Mrs. Amanda Patterson Langston,
widow of the late Mr. G. Mack Lang
ston, a gallant survivor of the Lost
Cause and for a number of years county
auditor, died at the home of her son,
Mr. J. Lee Langston in this city last
Friday afternoon about one o'clock.
Mrs. Langston had resided with an
other son, Mr. Marvin Langston, near
the city and was spending awhile in
town when she became ill a few weeks
She was sixty six years old and was
a most cxcellenf Christian woman, a
kindly friend and devoted mother. Be
sides those already mentioned Mrs.
Langston is survived by one other son,
Mr. Berly Langston and a daughter,
Mrs. Dobbins, wife of Mr. B. J. Dob
bins, superintendent of the Appalachce
Cotton Mill, at Arlington, Greenville
The funeral services took place at the
city cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock, the Rev. M. W. Hook, pastor
of the First Methodist Church of which
the deceased was a member, officiating.
Si Plunkard will soon be here and all
lovers of mirth and music' should re
member Mr. J. C. Lewis, character
comedian in the Rural Comedy Drama,
Si Plunkard, which will be at the City |
Opera House Thursday, March 8, 1906. ?
This very laughable play is in four acts,
and depicts rural life in a very realis
tic manner. The efforts of the author ,
has been to give the play the surround
ings of realism that has made it one of
the most delightful of stage productions.
The story is that of a good, old-fash
ioned couple on the farm, whose beau
tiful home life and surroundings appeal
with peculiar tenderness to every audi
tor. Anything that tells of the hills,
fields, meadows and lanes of the coun
try, and quaint characters found there,
is always one of the most delightful
treats that a city audience can behold.
During the action of the play a number
of new and novel features will be intro
duced, including the two clever little
children, baby Irene Spooner and little
Arietta Lewis, presenting a program
unexcelled for fun, originality and nov
elties, giving you an evening of enjoy
ment that you will not soon forget.
Watch for the funny street parade
given by Si and his Country Band on
the main streets only.
Be sure to see the line of art squares
and rugs that we ate now showing. ?
They are made of the best quality of
material and consist of a beautiful line
in the latest designs and colors.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
ANNUAL STATE RE-UNION.
Veterans May be Invited to Meet in
Columbia This Year.
Columbia, March 2.?The first move
toward getting the next annual con
vention of the Confederate Veterans of
the State for Columbia has been made
in the form of a letter from Miss I. D.
Martin, as corresponding secretary of
the Wade Hampton Chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy, to the
Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Martin urged the Chamber of
Commerce to use its best energies to
get the convention to meet here, and
promised that the Daughters would do
all in their power to assist in entertain
ing the visitors.
As far as Secretary Clark has been
able to sound the business sentiment
the idea of having the Veterans come
to Columbia is a very popular one, and
it is confidently hoped that arrange
ments can be made to give the old Vets
such a splendid entertainment as char
acterized similar gatherings here a few
years ago, when there was great spons
ing among the sponsors, and everybody
had a good time generally.
The question of extending a formal
invitation to the South Carolina divis
ion will be brought up formally at the
next meeting of the Chamber of Com
merce on the second Monday in this
month. The indications now are that
if an invitation is extended an effort
will be made to have the convention
held in May.
The Hankerchief Bazaar.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Pres
byterian church held a handkerchief
bazaar Friday for the benefit of the
organ fund. Everything was made ex
ceedingly attractive and the bazaar was
liberally patronized. The handkerchief
booth was presided over by Mrs. H. K.
Aiken, Mrs J. D. Watts, Mrs. J. H.
Teague and Mrs. R. F. Jones. The
supply of handkerchiefs, comprising a
large and select assortment, was pretty
thoroughly depleted and the manage
ment was pleased with the result. In
addition oysters and lunches were served
during the day, and from a dainty and |
attractive booth fancy candies of vari
ous popular manufactures were dis- j
pensed by Misses Lila Hart and Mazie
The dining room department, was in
charge of Mrs. J. 0. C. Fleming,
Mrs. J. R. Little, Mrs. W. P. Childress,
Mrs. Wells Todd, Mrs. C. W. Tune.
The total receipts amounted to $95,
and about $15 worth of material was
left on band.
New Plumbing Company.
Next Monday, March 12th, the Lau
rens Plumbing Company will open up
for business in the store room next to
M. IL Fowler's store. Mr. J. E. Ker
8haw, of Union, will be business mana
ger and treasurer of the company. He
spent several days in the city this week
arranging for the opening of the new
business. The other officers of the
company are : A. D. Gray, of Laurens,
President; R. L. McNally, of Union,
Opera House, Saturday, March 10.
Manager Babb has secured for Satur
day, March 10, the Fremont Company,
who will present the four-act comedy
drama, by Tom Fitch, entitled, "Reap
ing the Harvest. The company is a
well-balanced one, and during the per
formance introduc ? a number of clever
specialties. The oig feature is the
appearance of the lion Bohemian, who
is used during the action of the bill.
Prices 25, 35 and 50 cents.
We have just received a shipment of
matting, consisting of beautiful pat
terns in Chinese and Japanese at prices
that will make it to your interest to see
our line before you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We will give conrcct shape and cor
rect price of a Shoe.
CLINTON NEWS ITEMS.
Book Club Entertained?Mr. McSwain
Goes to Atlanta--Other Notes.
Clinton, March 5th.
On account of the fine railroad ad
vantages, our town is getting to be
headquarters for drummers and their
families. The latest arrivals are Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Martin of Georgia.
Mrs. B. L. Clardy of Laurens visited
Mrs. John Robertson thiB week.
Mrs. Sam Vance went to Newberry
Thursday to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Miss Katharine Bean's home was very
spring-like on Friday afternoon, with
early flowers, the Jonquil, when the
Book Club met for an hour's pleasure.
A delightful menu was served at beau
tifully appointed tables decorated in the
Mr. Lucius McSwain has accepted a
position in Atlanta, and will leave with
his family for his new home in a few
Mrs. M. A. Hayes gave a very charm
ing afternoon tea on Friday, from four
to six o'clock.
Miss Lulu Moseley, of Prosperity, is
spending a few days with Mrs. Jack
Mrs. J. G. Norman and little son are
with Mrs. McCaslan again.
Miss Marion McCrary went to Abbe
ville Friday to visit her aunt, Mrs.
Mrs. Scott is visiting her niece in
Miss Her, who has been with her
sister, Mrs. L. H. White, has returned
MERIDIAN, MISS., STORM-SWEPT.
Laurens Man Who Lives There Was Not
Twenty-four persons were killed and
forty-six injured, a number of whom are
j not expected to live, in a tornado which
swept over Meridian, Miss., Friday
The property loss has been estimated
at over a million dollars.
Mr. W. A. Medlock, son of Mr. W.
F. Medlock of this county, and a brother
of Mr. Marvin Medlock of this city,
who is engaged in the drug business in
Meridian, notified his relatives in this
section immediately after the storm
that he escaped without injury, as the
storm's worst work was in another por
tion of the city.
Charged with Murder.
John Dennis, a negro farm band, was
arrested near Harksdale station last
Friday and lodged in jail by Deputy
Sheriff A. R. Sullivan, charged with
complicity in the marder of George
Stenhouse, near Fountain Inn, in Green
ville county. The Greenville authorities
were notified and Jailer J. D. Noe came
down for the prisoner Saturday morn
Stenhouse was shot and killed at a
negro frolic about three weeks ago, and
it is alleged that a negro woman named
Arnold, who is in the Greenville jail,
Dennis and another negro, had a hand
in the killing.
Dennis is said to have stated that he
would kill the man who undertook to
arrest him, but when Deputy Sullivan
went after him Friday there was'
j "nothing doing", the fellow quietly
submitting to arrest after being called
upon by the officer to come out of an
old building in which he had taken ref
uge, leaving his plow in the field at the
first sight of the officer.
Mr. J. W. Nash of Spartanburg, who
was appointed one of the Jamestown
Exposition Commissioners, for this
State, has resigned the Commission.
Slippers, Oxfords, etc. We wish to
call tno Ladies' attention to this lino.
Up-to-date dress requires a nice, neat,
well-fitting shoe-Oxford or Slipper
and we know we can please you. Davis,
Roper & Co.
Dentists of the County Organize Associa
tion With Dr. H. C. Woiford of
Clinton as President.
At a meeting of the dentists of the
county which was held in this city Mon
day at noon the Laurens County Den
tal Society was organized and the fu
ture meetings of the association will be
held quartely .
Dr. W. H. Ball of Laurens was in
vited to take the chair and the election
of permanent officers was entered into,
resulting in the selection of Dr. IL C.
Wofford of Clinton, president; Dr. Geo.
C. Albright of Laurens, vice president;
Dr. Clifton Jones of Laurens, secretary
A committee consisting of Dr. Chas.
A. Ellett of Laurens, Dr. Ball and Dr.
Albright, was chosen to prepare a con
stitution and by-laws which will be sub
mitted to the Society at its next meet
Coodler Clardy on the Gang.
Coodler Clardy, who waa convicted of
manslaughter at the October term of
court last year and sentenced to serve
a term of seven years at hard labor in
the State Penitentiary or a like period
of time on the public highways in this
county, has taken up his burden on the
county chaingang, the State Supreme
Court having refused to grant him a
Dick Davis, Coodler's accomplice,
gets another trial.
These two negro boys and several
other negroes, including Chris Herron,
of the Knob section, were drinking and
gambling when a dispute arose, cul
minating in a shooting scrap in which
Herron, who was a son of Wash Her
ron, was killed.
GEORGE HASTY GUILTY
Gaffney Hotel Manager, Charged With
the Murder of Milan Bennett, Con
victed of Manslaughter.
George Hasty, the hotel man who
killed ? wo theatrical men at Gaffney
last December, was found guilty yester
day of manslaughter, with a recom
mendation to mercy, charged with the
murder of Milan Bennett. Abbott Da
vidson was llasty's other victim, and it
was decided to try the accused on sepa
rate eharges of murder.
The trial of Hasty, which began at
Gaffney last Thursday morning, at
tracted great interest and was not con
cluded until Monday evening, the case
going to the jury at 7 o'clock. The
jury remained out all night, the verdict
not being agreed upon until Tuesday
Serious Loss lo a Worthy Negro.
Marshall Allen, a worthy negro living
on Mr. G. A Fuller's plantation, sus
tained a serious loss Tuesday morning,
when his stables and barn, containing a
good mule, wagon, corn, hay, fodder,
etc., were destroyed by lire, which is
believed to have been the work of an
The Final Lyceum Attraction.
The last number of the series of the
Lyceum attractions, given under the
managementof the Laurens Mills Com
pany, will be the appearance of the
Southern Trio in songs of the South,
and Mart King, humorist and story
teller, at the mill auditorium, Friday
evening, March 16.
The term of the old State Hoard of
Control expired the first of February,
but as the commissions of the new
Board had not been issued by the Gov
ernor who was absent from the State
during the entire week the new manage
ment did not take immediate charge.
I have about two hundred thousand feet of un=
dressed lumber I can deliver in small or
large quantities. See me at once.
D. H. COUNTS.
I LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
' There was a fairly good crowd in town
Monday for March salesday.
Mr. W. E. Harrell and family visited
relatives at Princeton from Friday until
Mr. I. T. Balentine bought thirty
head of fine beef cattle from the Gray
Court Oil Mill Company this week.
The Young People'3 Christian Union
of the A. R. P. Church will give an
entertainment at Ora Friday night.
Messrs. D. A. Davis, W. H. Ander
son, E. P. Minter, W. G, Wilson, J.
W. Payne and S. M. Wilkes h?- e re
turned from the Eastern markets.
Mrs. T. H. Nelson is in Baltimore
this week selecting the newest things
in spring millinery, dry goods, etc., for
E. J. Dancy, who has been engaged
in the tailoring business here for several
years has moved to Greenwood and
opened a shop in that city.
Jacks Township will be represented
in the race this summer for county
treasurer by Mr. Geo. C. Riser, a well
known and progressive farmer.
The retiring board of supervisors of
registration, held their final meeting
Monday. The newly appointed board
will assume their duties first Monday in
Rev. E. P. Taylor, of Greenville,
Presiding Elder of this district, spent
last Friday night in the city, the guest
of Rev. M. W. Hook, of the First
Messrs. John E. Switzer and Ern
est D. Easterby, popular salesmen with
J. E. Mintcr & Bro., are at Sedalia this
week assisting in a special sale being
conducted there since Saturday.
Miss Fretwell, the popular milliner in
charge of the O. B. Simmons Company
millinery department, is expected to
arrive in the city next week, direct from
the great Northern emporiums of fash
ion and the latest creations in millinery.
See Davis, Roper & Co.'s ad in this
issue. From what they state the Ladies
can expect a treat in the way of Milli
nery Taste. We know the Ladies will
appreciate their effort on this line ?and
we bespeak for them a great Millinery
Col. L. E. Burns, of Laurens, and
Mr. J. C. Burns, of Greenwood, are
spending this week in the great trade
centers of the North, looking out for
"red-hot" spring and summer goods for
their three Carolina Red Iron Racket
stores ? Laurens, Greenwood and Spar
County Board of Assessors.
The first meeting of the county board
of assessors was held in the court house
Tuesday morning. The board which is
composed of the chairmen of the town
ship and city boards of assessors, was
called together for the purpose of
agreeing upon a general basis on which
the several boards will proceed with
their duties and for receiving proper
instructions from the auditor in regard
to the same. It may be stated that the
basis is practically the same as hereto
All the township and town boards
were represented at the meeting yes
terday except Scuflletown. These boards
will finish their work and another meet-'
ing of the county board will be held
LIVE NE WS HU DG KT
An Epidemic of Measles?Large Fer
tilizer Sales?Early Gardening
Mountville, March 6th. ?Dr. Theo
dore Langley of Camp Hill, Ala., was
here last week to visit relatives and to
return home with Mrs. Langley, who
had been here for several weeks. They
returned to Alabama this week, accom
panied by Mrs. Langley \s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Martin M. Teague, who will
spend sometime with them at Camp
Rev. W. L. Culbortson, of Shellman,
Ga., came over on Thursday morning
of last week and spent a few days with
relatives in this county. He conducted
the funeral of an infant child of Mr.
and Mrs. Young Godfrey's at Union
Church on Sunday. He spent Monday
and Tuesday with his brother, Mr. W.
P. Culbertson, at t his place, leaving for
home Tuesday afternoon.
This whole section of the county
about Cross Hill and Mountville is un
dergoing a severe siege of measles.
Several new cases in a number of fam
ilies have broken out this week in this
immediate community and the doctors
are kept quite busy, some riding day
and night. The attendance in the
schools has been considerably reduced
by the spread of the epidemic.
Mr. John M. Simmons went to At
lanta this week, accompanying Dr.
Langloy's party that far on their way
A great many early cabbage plants
have been shipped from Charleston and
vicinity and put out here this season.
Some oilier gardening has also been
done during the recent warm days.
A great deal of fertilizer has been
purchased and hauled home and farm
work is beginning In earnest, The idea
of better preparation and the use of
more fertilizers seems to prevail.
Magistrate John M. Hudgens of Lau
rens passed through Mountville yester
Mr. John R. Boyd of Greenville was
ere this week on business.
ELECTION IS LEGAL
SAYS STATE BOARD
Hut Dispensary Contest is
UP TO SUPREME COURT
New Point Raised in Connection With
Laurens Case Which May Knock
Out the Brice Act.
The State Board of Canvassers, before
whom the Laurens County protested
election was carried some time ago, de
cided that the election was valid, hold
ing that the alleged irregularities were
not sufficient to render the election void,
as was declared by the County Board
of Election Commissioners.
Upon the decision of the State Board
being rendered, attorneys for the dis
pensary gave notice of their intention
to carry the matter up to the Supreme
Court on a writ of ccrtiorari, in order
that the chief point raised in connec
tion with this contest may be passed
upon by that tribunal.
The point is that there was no legal
election in Laurens County, because the
Act of 1896. authorizing special elec
tions, was left out of the Code of 1902,
and the Brice Act, being predicated
upon this Special Election Act, making
provision for these dispensary elections
to be held as "other special elections are
held," the Brice Act is a legal absur
Meantime the Laurens dispensary re
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
Wantiod?To soll eggs for hatching
from Barred Plymouth Rock, premium
winners, 15 for 75 cents. Address John
A. Mahon, Alma, S. C.
FOR SALE- Early Charleston Wake
field Cabbage Plants, tough, hearty,
open air grown; $1.50 thousand f. o. b.
I.aureus. J. W. Donnon, R. P. D. No. 2,
Laurens, S. C. 28-4t
FOR SALE I?Silver Lace Wyandotte
Eggs from choice birds, Biltmorc &
Holtzhouscn stock- $1.00 for 16.
Geo, M. Davis,
tf Clinton, S. C.
FOR SALE I-Buff Orpinton Eggs for
setting Pure bred and good strain.
$2.00 for setting of 15.
Miss Irene Ray,
29-.1t Laurens, S. C.
FOR SALE-Pure Buff Orfington
Eggs of choicest breeding, at One Dol
lar and a half per thirteen. Mrs. Anna
Wolff, Alma, S. C. 31-lt.
FOR SALE?For cash, Siding, Floor
ing, Ceiling, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Etc.
See me and get prices before buying
elsewhere. C. II. Duckett or Toy Gar
rett, at Hunter's Store, Laurens, S. C.
FOR SALE-Nitrate of Soda and
High Grade Peruvian Guano for top
dressing. Kennedy Bros.. Laurena,
S. C. 31-tf.
Col. J. Q. Marshall, Stale Senator,
has entered the race for Mayor of Co
lumbia against Mayor Gibbes.
J. N. LEAK
I want immediate purchasers for the
212 acres located on Jimmio creek,
Spartanburg county, with good dwelling
and one tenant house, price $1,250.
191 acres live miles north of Laurens,
with dwelling and three tenant houses,
price $25 per acre.
1 lot in town of Bnrksdale, nice resi
dence and outbuildings, $500.
440 acres, with 8-room dwelling, 5
tenant houses, up-to-date farm, fine
bottoms and timbered land; located two
miles from Lanford; $40 an acre, easy
20 acres of land, wheat aud corn mill,
gin house and saw mill complete; located
in Greenville county and Known as the
old Nash Mill. Bargain at $1,500.
(50 acres near Dials church, dwelling
and outbuildings, $1,050.
5- room cottage and two-acre lot on
Garlington street, city of Laurens,
6- room house and 3-4-acre lot, good
outbuildings, Main street, town of Clin
52 acres in town of Lenair, Culbert
county, N. C, $500.
5- room house and ?3 1-2-aaro lot, Sloan
street, town of Clinton, $1,200.
ITS acres, near Ml. Ofive church, two
good dwellings, line farm land, $10 per
Two lots, I 1-8 acres each, town of
Fountain Inn, $250 per lot.
6- room residence and l 1-2 acre lot,
fronting Sawmill street, town of Wood
112 acres and dwelling, on Reedy
River, cheap at $12.50 per acre.
178 acres, 7-room dwelling, mineral
spring, one mile from Ora, $5,000.
11-room residence, With waterworks,
fronting on North Harper street, $:t,500.
225 acres, 7-room dwelling, 1 tenant
houses, near Durhin ( reek church, $,?()
10-room house with four halb., hath
rooms, city water and lights, also good
well water and servant house, in city of
Granite store building in town of Mil
8-acre lot, Btore room and dwelling,
on Sloan street, town of Clinton, $.1,000.
21-4-acro lot on Sullivan street, in
town of l/.turens, $337.50, cash.
17 1-2 acres on Beaverdam creek, \-.>
mile from Lanford, wheat and corn mill
in perfect order, survey made for varn
mill, bargain at $1,500.
If you have any property you wish
sell I will be glad to handle it for you.
If you mean business, list \t with me.
J. N. LEAK,
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
1 Grnycourt, S. C,