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SOUTH CAROLINA HAPPENINGS
Briefly Paragraphed For The
The grand jury of Darlington refused
to present a true bill against Pcgram
Dargan for complicity in tho suicido of
Peter Rowley and 9am Harrison have
been released from the Greenville jail
on bond, charged with the murder of
W. Q. Hammond, one of Anderson
county's most prominent citizens and
farmers, died at his home near the city
of Anderson last Wednesday.
Lieut R. S. Pike, son of the Rev. J.
M. Pike, a well known minister of the
State, died of pneumonia at Fort Rus
sell, Wyoming, last Wednesday.
At a meeting last week of the trust
ees of the University of South Caro
lina. Mr. W. H. Hand, superintendent
of the Chester graded schools, was
elected associate professor of pedagogy,
and Mr. John P. Thomas of Columbia
was chosen to the new chair in connec
tion with the law department.
Hon. B. A. Morgan, member of tho
House of Representatives from Green
ville and one of the recognized leaders
in tho legislature, has announced that
he will not stand for reelection and
that he is out of politics. He has been
in the legislature six years and he
stood high as a man and legislator.
May Bishop, one of the actresses
who testified in the Hasty trial at Gaff
ney, has announced her intention of
leaving the stage and entering a train
ing school for nurses. After completing I
her course she will devote her life to |
nursing the sick and caring for the af
flicted. It was while nursing Abbott
Davidson, her sweetheart, after he was
shot that she decided to take up nurs
"While out strolling last evening,"
says a reporter, "I passed a house from
which emanated the inspring strains
of music from a piano and the throat
of a charming young lady." The only
words the reporter caught from the
song were something about "dear
mother.'' Passing on and turning down
a side street the reporter saw through
the kitchen window the dear mother
with her arms buried almost to the el
bow in a pan of dough, the sweat
streaming down her wrinkled face and
the hot range enveloping her. She was
singing: "We'll Work Till JesuB
We are now showing a beautiful line
of Fancy Odd China. Be sure to see
this line as it consist of the best bar
gains ever offered for the money.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
ONE YEAR IN HEAVEN.
la Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Duckett
Moscley, Called to Rest, Feb. 15, 'OS.
Not dead, just laid away from sight
To slumber undisturbed, through ono
Instead of many brief ones, such as fall
In swift succession o'er us, one and all.
If thou art glad to lay thy weary head
Upon tho pillow of thy bea,
And loose thyself in slumber, where
When loved ones rest in Heaven's
Believe the Master?o'er and o'er He
"Why weepest thou? Only asleep, not
Not loBt, no, iust parted for a day
While we make journey on the way;
When evening shadows fall, with warm
We seek our own at friendly fire
And find them not, turning toward
And thither coming, by and by we'll
The ones whom yesterday we left be
There in the midst of God's redeemed
We'll hear "Why sought ye me? I was
Not far, just hidden from our eyes
Which wide would open ingladsurpri.se,
Could we, but for a moment have the
Elisna's servant had upon the tower,
To know how near us are our loved,
Guarding our lives.with shields between
Us and the cares and quivering darts
She would fling at our weary hearts.
Close by our sides, like sentinels they
Keeping the promise of the last com
mand ; 1
"Lo, I am with you alway, near, not
State Press Comment.
cherokee jury did its duty.
Two actors are worth more than an
editor, in the opinion of South Carolina
The juriea of Cherokee have removed
all stain from Cherokee's skirts. Dur
ing this entire term of court there has
not been an unjust or biased verdict,
and by their fearless adhcrance to duty
have merited the statement from Judge
Mcmminger that "Cherokee county cer
tainly has good juries." ?Cherokee
This is one year that the discreet,
prudent farmer, who possesses a liberal
share of down-right "horse sense,"
will not put all of his eggs in the cot
ton basket, but will diversify his
crops. ? Edgeficld Advertiser.
If cotton is king there is no gainsay
ing the fact that the good old Southern
mule is the power behind the throne.
?News and Courier.
All the new things in Oxfords. It's
worth your time to give them a look.
NOTED HANDWRITING EXPERT.
Carvallio, Who Is Known In Connection
With Hayes Cusc, Visits Andcrsou.
Anderson, March 10.?Mr. David N.
Carvallio of New York, one of the most
noted handwriting experts in the coun
try, spent a day or so in Anderson re
He was here to give expert testimony
in a reference case in the probate court.
The case was that of Pickens vs. Pick
ens, a suit between two prominent citi
zens of Brushy Creek township, in
which the authenticity of certain pa
pers are involved. The case concerns
only the parties immediately interested,
and the details are not of public inter
Mr. Carvalho has been recognized for
a number of years as an expert on mat
ters pertaining to handwriting, and he
has served in the capacity of expert
witness in a number of noted cases. He
is generally called to pass judgment
when the authenticity of papers or sig
natures is in doubt. Ho has made a
study of handwritings, and his verdict
is usually accepted. He was a witness
in tho Patrick murder case, which is
now engaging tho attention of the New
York courts, and in a number of other
Mr. Carvalho first became known in
' South Curolina through his connection
with the Hoyt Hayes case. Hayes, it
will be remembered, was a young farm
er in Oconee county. His wife was
found dead in her bed one morning with
a gunshot wound in her head. Hayes
gave the alarm, and said his wife had
shot herself. He exhibited a note,
which he claimed his wife had written,
in which she expressed the intention of
taxing her life. Hayes' neighbors, how
ever, did not believe his story, and he
was tried and convicted and sentenced
to be hanged. Hayes maintained his
innocence, and his attorneys, after fail
ing to get a new trial in the supreme
court, appealed to Governor Heyward
for executive clemency. The note was
placed in evidence, and Mr. Carvalho
was called in as an expert witness. Mr.
Carvadio compared the note with other
specimens of Mrs. Hayes' handwriting,
and declared it was genuine. It ap
peared to Governor Heyward that if
the note was written by Mrs. Hayes,
her husband was undoubtedly innocent
of her murder, and acting on this he
commuted Hayes' sentence to impri
sonment for life. Hayes is now in the
penitentiary in Columbia, but Governor
Hcyward says he intends to give him a
free pardon before he goes out of of
fice. He has kept him in the penitent
iary because the people of Oconee
county were very indignant because
the man was not hanged, and there
were fears that violence might be at
tempted if he should be released and
sbould return to Oconee. Practically
all of the people of Oconee county have
believed that Haynes is guilty of the
murder of his wife, and that the note
purporting to be from Mrs. Hayes was
a forgery, and they have piaccd little
credence in the testimony of Mr. Car
valho, who said the uote was genuine.
PERSONAL POINTS PARAGRAPHED.
The Movements of Those You Know and
Those You Do Not Know.
Clinton, March 12?Messrs. William
and Roy Copeland were called home
last week on account of the illness of
their brother, Mrs. Robin Copeland.
Miss Woirord of Woodruff is visiting
her cousin, Miss Lou Ellen WolTord,
Mrs. Burnett of Atlanta is in town on
a visit of some length to her daughter,
Mrs. A. V. Martin.
Mr. John Davis has closed out his
Cotton Exchange to Mr. E. C. Briggs.
Mrs. C. M. Bailey returned last
Thursday from an extended trip to
points in Georgia.
Mrs. R. L. Twigg3 of Augusta spent
several days last week with Miss El
Miss V. Copeland of Statesville, N.
C, will visit her sister this week.
Miss Ina Vance entertains this eve
ning "At Hearts."
Miss Katharine Copeland is spending
a few days with friends in Spurtunburg.
Mrs. Dorroh Ferguson of Laurens is
expected in town this week to visit
I Miss Laura Vance.
Mrs. Jack Young gave a luncheon
Wednesday to her attractive guest,
Miss Lulu Moseley.
Miss Mazie Little of Laurens was a
recent visitor in town.
Mrs. Ben Anderson of Moore has
been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Philson, near here.
Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. Phillips gave tin
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity a delightful
reception on Friday evening, March
"I owe my whole life to Burdock
Blood Bitters. Scrofulous sores cov
ered my body. 1 seemed beyond cure.
B. B. B. has" made me a perfectly well
woman." Mrs. Chas. Hutton, Berville,
Teachers' Meeting Postponed.
The regular monthly meeting of the
County Teachers' association has been
postponed from Saturday, March 17 to
Saturday, March 24.
In the spring time you renovate your
house. Why not your body? Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea drives out impuri
ties, cleanses and enriches the blood
and purities the entire system. 05 cents.
Ask your Druggist.
AGE OF GRAFT.
Young Mrs. Doughdust-Oh, Jack,
baby spoke his first word today. He
said "rake ofT" as distinctly as you or
This will bo a great Panama and Straw
Hat season. We will have them in all
the latest shapes, blocks and prices.
Call early and see them.
Davis, Roper & Co."
If you are troubled with a chronic
cough or only a slight cough, take
Boyd's Cough Mixture; the only cough
and cold remedy that is a laxative.
Can be had at S. S. Boyd's, Laurens,
S. C, at present ; later, at all drug
Boyd's Cough and Cold Mixturo acts
gently on tho bowols?something that
no other cough remedy does. It not
only will cure coughs and colds, but is
recommended for constipation. For
sale by S. S. Boyd, Laurens, S. C. Get
a bottle and test its merits?money back
if it does you no good. Positively
nothing injurious in this remedy. 31-tf.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. FOUR
An election will be held nt New Har
mony Academy, School District No. 4,
l)i:il Township. Monday, March 26, 190(5,
lo decide whether a tax of Two Mills
for school purposes shall be levied and
collected in stud district. Those in fa
vor of said tax will vote "Yes," and
those opposed "No."
It is ordered that the Board of Trus
tees shall act as managers of said elec
tion, which shall be conducted accord
ing to the rules governing general
elections. Polls will bo open from 7 a.
m. to 4 i). m.
By order of the County Board of Ed
ucation of Laurens County.
R. W. Nash, Chairman.
R, E. Bahu,
32-2t W. P. CUUiKRTSON.
New Suits, new Hats, new Shoes,
now Styles in everything now being
shown at Davis, Roper & Company's.
Police ol' Application for
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will make application to the
Secretary of State, for the State of
South Carolina on the 31st of March,
1906, at 12.00 o'clock M., at his ofiice in
tho Capitol, at Columbia, South Caro
lina, to grant a charter for a railway
to be known as "Spartanburg & Glenn
Springs Southern Railway;" the line of
railroad ol* which proposed company
shall extend from the City of Spartan
burg, to the City of Alken, through the
l ily of Spartanburg and the Townships
of Spartanburg, Pacolet, Fair Forest,
Glenn Springs, Woodruff and Cross An
chor, in the County of Spartanburg,
and the townships, of Joncsville Bo
gnnsvillo, Union,Cross Keys nndGoshen
Hill in the County of Union, and the
townships of Scuflletown, Laurens,
.lacks, Hunter and Cross Hill, in the
County of Laurens, and townships No.
1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6. No. 7 and No. 8
in the County of Ncwbcrry, and town
ships No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5,
No. (> and No. 7, in the County of
Snludu, and tho townships of Blocker,
Wards, Wise and Merriwether in the
( ounty of EdgeHeld, and the townships
of Chinquapin, Wards, McTier, Shaws,
Aikcn and Gregg in the ('ounty of
Aiken, all of said counties being in the
State of South Carolina, by the most
feasible route. The total length of
which road shall be about 100 miles;
which corporation, if said charter is
granted, ^vill have tho power to con
demn lands for rights-of-way.
A written declaration and petition in
accordance with Section 1917 of tho
Code of South Carolina, will be filed at
or before the time of the making of
Witness our hands this 24th day of
February, A. D., 1906.
.i. B. Leb,
V. M. MONTCOMKKY,
A. L. White,
W. s. Montgomery,
Ava. W. Smith,
T. 1!. thackston.
Shooting Scrape iu tirccnviile.
Greenville, March 7.?C. Lum Ward,
a well known horse jockey and farmer,
living three miles south of this city on
the Laurens road, was shot and mor
tally wounded by George Douglass, a
member of tho firm of Brisco & Doug
lass, a member of the firm of Hrisco &
Douglass, this afternoon at 4.30. Wavd
was carried to tho station house, where
Dr. W. C. Black gave medical atten
tion. The shot entered the left breast
and was not found. As soon as the pi.,
sician had administered anaesthetics to
the wounded man he told Ward that he
had better prepare his will if he want* <!
one, as his wound was mortal. The
will was procured and executed. His
death is likely to occur at any lime.
The shooting occurred in the rear of
Smith's blacksmith shop in Laurens
street. Douglass was standing on the
sidewalk when tho shot was fired and
Ward was near the rear door of the
shop, eight feet away. The men had
quarrelled, it is said, and a policeman
was called and two officers, Johnson
und Atkinson, were approaching the
men, and when they were within a few
feet Douglass shot Ward.
WAUD'S DYING STATEMENT.
W-.id, while ho lay in tho station
house, as the physician wrote his will,
slated in a disconnected manner that
ho and Lawrence Parks, a negro, had
swapped horses, and that Parks had
fussed with him. Douglass, he said,
had taken the matter up. Friends of
Douglass stated that two weeks ago
Ward and Douglass had exchanged
horses and Ward became dissatisfied.
Ward was angry with Douglass, it is
assorted, and it is further said threat
ened his life, going so far one day last
week as to enter the stable of Briscoe
& Douglass armed with a do?bled-bar
Douglass surrendered at once, but
wa I released late this afternoon on bail
of $1,000, allowed by Magistrate Strad
ley. Ward is said to have cursed
Douglass, and is also said to have had a
whip in his hand when he was shot.
Ward was operated upon at 8.30 p. m.
The bullet had passed entirely through
his body, piercing tho right lung, but
physicians say Ward will live through
the night. His recovery is a bare pos
Boyd's Cough and Cold Mixture will
cure that hacking cough. Has cured in
cases where others have failed. It is
non-coiiBtipating and is recommended
for coughs and colds in all stages. No
cure, no pay. Get a bottle from S. S.
Boyd. Laurens, S. C. Will soon Loon
sale at all drug stores. 31-tf.
County Trustees' Meeting.
County Superintendent of Education
R. W. Nash calls u meeting of the exe
cutive committee of the County Trustees
association at his office, Saturday,
March 17, for the purpose of arranging
a programme for the meeting of the as
sociation March 31.
A given number of acres fertilized with Farmers* Bone produce a
greater yield of cotton, than the same acreage with ordinary fertilizer.
Farmers' Bone decs more than that. It makes it possible to reduce
the acreage and increase the yield. Try it this year. The man
r^ado With Fish
has twenty-one years of fertilizer experience back of him. Over
13,000 carloads of Roystcr fertilizers were used on the crops of J905.
This volume of business stamps Farmers' Bone the best.
I . % AT ??8 TBOTTY YEARS' REGOSD
I8Q 0 1,600 TONS
1900 08,455 TOT
Norfol!: V .
Co! um I !?,
? 1 305-130,091 TON
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Tnrboro, N. C.
We are receiving goods daily. The nicest, most up-to-date things that brains can select and the lowest prices that money can buy. We hope to have all in during this week, then look out for specials
in all departments. We solicit your trade on merit alone. On this we stand or fall, because we realize that you must have value for your money or you are not just to yourselves. This v/e
give, and we ask you to give us all your business, and you will not have any regrets.
When the average man sets out to buy a watch, a horse or a
house, he is the model of caution. He must know what is
the best upon the market; he will invest only after mature
thought fortified by personal investigation.
Do you exercise similar care and caution in the selection of
your Suits, Shoes, Hats and Furnishings? Isn't it essential
to your greatest success? And if so, isn't it quite necessary
for you to personally see our line and compare it with others
at the very first opportunity?
A man buys a horse or watch merely for his own pleasure or
use. But a man who buys Shoes, Hats and Clothing must
consider both his own welfare and the interests of his pocket
book. His is a double responsibility.
Will you investigate?
Very truly yours,
Davis, Ropkk & Co.
In this Department we will have the most complete and best assorted stock we have ever shown. Our
prices are right. An inspection from you is all we ask.
.Special line of Missesaud Hoys' Hose, Hoys' I.vxtra Heavy Ribbed Mose, made for hard wear?price 25c.
Hoys' Heavy Small Ribbed Hose?price 1
Misses very fine Ribbed Hose, the kind thai sells everywhere for 25c?our special for 20c. Misses fine
Ribbed Hose, looks like the regular .:,se. kind- extra special value for 15c. Come and see this line; you will
find it to your interest.
We have received a big lot of the newest Illings in Street Hats; a line that will not be equaled in T.aur
ens. We buy lots of these lots dirccl from the manufacturers, and can sell them at lower prices than you will
get elsewhere. Make our store your headquarters, it will pay you.
Special Values in Black Taffeta Silks 1 36-inch Black Taffeta, wear guaranteed, special price 89c. Extra heavy and fine 36-inch Taffeta, wear guaranteed, we think the
best ever shown in I .aureus at the price?$1.00.
Now we have made our little speech. It is up to you whether you will profit by our warning. Will you investigate and see for yourself. We study the wants of people, and
we congratulate ourselves that we know values, and give value in every sale we make. Your friends,