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ASSAILING WILIi OF
TUE LATE E. J .D EM) Y
Proceedings Commented in Probate
Court for the Purpose of Proving a
Will in Due Form.
An action has been brought in the
probate court by attorneys represent
ing Mrs. May Finley as petitioner, ask
ing that an order be granted to require
Mrs. Lulu Dcndy, widow of the late
Mr. E. J. Dendy, to prove in due form
of law the alleged last will and testa
ment of her husband which has been
admitted to probate in common form,
and letters of administration with the
will annexed, have been granted to
Mrs. Dendy, as no executor has been
A hearing ha3 been given by Judge
of Probate O. G. Thompson, but the
case was not carried to a conclusion by
reason of the absence of two or three
Mr. E. J. Dendy, commonly known
as "Coon" Dendy, died on the 8th of
October, 1902, possessed of a considera
ble estate of both real and personal
property, leaving two wills bearing
date of June 18, 1898, and October 7,
1902, respectively. Under the provis
ions of the will made in 1898, Mrs.
May Finley, niece of the deceased, is
named as a legatee and devisee. In the
1902 will no such provision is made and
the petitioner will seek to have said
will and testament set aside on the
ground of incompetency, alleging that
said instrument of writing was ex
ecuted while the deceased was fatally
ill, death following within a few hours
after the paper had been prepared.
The petition of Mrs. Lula Dendy, as
administratrix with the will annexed,
of E. J. Dendy, deceased, recites that
Mr. Dendy departed thi3 life on the
8th of October, 1902, leaving in force
his last will and testament which was
duly executed on the 7th day of Octo
ber, 1902, thereby revoking all wills
previously made by him.
Mr. Dendy died on the fourth day af
ter being attacked with appendicitis.
Ono of his attending physicians who
was present when the will, purporting
to be the last one, was written, says
that Mr. Dendy was in full possession
of his facilities and that he was not
suffering very much for several hours
before and during the time of the ex
cution of the will, which the deceased
himself dictated and signed while he
reclined on his bed. After the will was
prepared, which was between 9 and 10
o'clock on the 7th of October, Mr.
Dendy was that same night driven to
the depot, and accompanied by a phy
sician and one or two relatives he was
taken to Augusta for the pui ;><>:.<? uf
having an operation performed but the
patient died shortly after reaching the
hospital, which was on tho?morning of
The case is of considerable interest
and a final hearing will probably be
given in a short time when the result
can be known perhaps.
The proponent of the will is repre
sented by Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
while Johnstone, Cromer & Todd repre
sent Mrs. Finley.
Dr. J. D. An-;tin of Rock Hill was in
tho city for a brief visit during the
Mrs. Lula P. Dendy and Mrs. J. W.
Turner of Mountville were in the city
Mr. Neal Knight was in town Friday
from Tumbling Shoals.
Mr. Laurens Dorroh was in tho city
Friday from Gray Court.
Mr. John R. Curry of Dials favored
us with a pleasant call Friduy.
Mr. W. R. Richey, Jr., returned
from a brief visit to Columbia Satur
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Layton of
Lanford were in the city Friday.
Messrs. Lee I Spoon and T. M. Adair
of Jacks were in the city Saturday for
the meeting of the Cotton Growers.
Lyceum Season Closed.
The Lyceum Course which was held
this season under the auspices of the
Laurens Mills management came to a
close Friday evening with the appear
ance at the auditorium of "The South
ern Trio" and Mart King, a charming
story teller. The feature of the eve
ning's entertainment was the singing
of numerous orignal Southern songs by
"The Southern Trio," composed of
three Georgia girls who are artists of
culture and distinction.
The season's course was a decided
success from first to last, every at
traction put on being of a very high
order and in every way deserving of the
liberal support accorded by an appre
HYOMEI KILLS CATARRH.
Its Healing Balsams Kill All Catarrhal
Cm ms SoId Under Guarantee.
There is no more common disease
than catarrh, and none that is more
dangerous. It weakens and debilitates
the whole system, if it is allowed to
run, leads to serious, and sometimes
It is a note-worthy fact that among
the many medicines and treatment for
catarrh, there is only one which The
Laurens Drug Co. sell under their
positive guarantee to refund the money
if it does not cure, ? Hyomei Nature's
remedy for the cure of catarrh.
No dangerous drugs are taken into
the stomach when Hyomei is used.?
Breathed through the small pocket in
_ baler that comes with every Hyomei
outfit, its healing balsams penetrate to
the most remote cells of the throat,
nose and lungs, killing the germs of
catarrh, healing the irritated mucous
membrane, and making complete and
The complete Hyomei outfit, consist
ing of an inhaler that can be carried in
the purse or vest pocket, medicine
dropper, and a bottle of Hyomei, costs
only $1. The inhaler will last a life
time, while extra bottles of Hyomei
can be procured, whenever needed, for
only 50 cents.
The Laurens Drug Co. are selling a
good many outfits at this season, and
they bave so much confidence in the
remedy that they guarantee to refund
the money in case it does not cure.
Do Not Over Plant.
The following very interesting letter
from Mr. Wm. V. King, Supt. N. Y.
Cotton Exchange, was received by
Richard Cheatham, Secretary of the
Southern Cotton Association:
Mr. Richard Cheatham, Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Sir: Your favor of the 19th
inst. is received. Thanks for Presi
dent Jordan's cotton statistics, etc.,
which give the facts clearly and intel
In my opinion the coming planting
season will prove to be the most try
ing if not the most critical in the ex
perience of the cotton growers of the
South. Trying because there arc many
who believe 10 or 10 1-2 cents will prove
so serious a temptation to the planter
that he will put every available acre in
cotton. This opinion is not confined to
this section of the country alone, but is
endorsed by many of the good people
of the South, not planters of cotton 1
am glad to say.
It will indeed prove a critical season
for the planter and for the entire South
should the temptation to over-plant in
cotton be carried out. The years of
splendid work of your Association to
gether with that of others who have
co-operated, will be swept away, and a
condition of servitude for the planter
will be reenacted with its consequent
6c or 7c for cotton.
This is not an extreme view of the busi
ness. It is certain to occur unless the plan
ers stand solidly together and for their
own protection diversify the planting,
putting in a moderate acreage only in
cotton. If the planters will not protect
themselves in a matter of ach vital in
terest, to whom can they look for help?
Certainly not to the buyer and the
To sum up the matter, the situation
for weal or for woe for 7 cents or for
12 cents is entirely in the hands of the
planter. In a brief interval of time
the world will know whether he has
proven false to himself or has had the
courage and manliness to resist the
temptation which now threatens to
wrest from him the control of the situa
Wm. V. King.
White Man to Hang.
Columbia, March 16.?A Supreme
Court decision filed today seals the fate
of Bob Smalls and John Noll, North
Carolina white men, who were con
victed last spring in Darlington of the
murder of a negro named Frank Scott,
whom they shot on the public highway,
the white men being in a drunken and
rowdy condition. Smalls was only 22
years old, and Noll was just 19 at the
time of the killing. Smalls was given a
death sentence, and Noll, being recom
mended to mercy, got a life sentence.
Smalls was sentenced to hang last May.
The Supreme Court affirms the results
in the lower Court, and Smalls is to be
rc-sentenccd in the near future.
You can always find here a complete
line of cooking stoves and ranges in
different styles and sizes. They are
sold under a guarantee that if they do
not give satisfaction we will cheerfully
refund your money.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes? Co.
In Spring Array!
Our Millinery Department just now is a fore-taste of summer. No more winter hats or
trimmings for us. Everything wc show in Millinery is brand new and in full
accord with the spirit of the season. You'll find our Millinery section
a wondrously interesting place to visit this week.
Special for Saturday, March 24th.
Hats worth $1.25,
Hats worth $2.00,
Hats worth $2.25,
Hats worth $3.50,
Hats worth $4.00,
All Silk Taffeta Ribbon worth 35c,
All Silk Taffeta Ribbon worth 25c,
All Silk Taffeta Ribbon worth 15c.
30-inch Habutai Silks in white,
black and colors, the regular 50-cent
kind, Saturday 39c.
Laurens, S. C.
Fewer acres, lighter labor, larger yields?a happy
combination secured with FARMERS' BONE, the
fertilizer proved perfect by twenty-one years of great
crops from Southern soil. Farmers' Bone is richest in
balanced food for every stage of plant growth from planting
time till harvesting, and is suited to a great diversity of crops,
from cotton to corn, wheat to small truck.
^N^^fe^ Made with Fish
Fish scrap is used in every ton of Farmers' Bone, insuring; nourishment
under all crop conditions and making: it famous as a crop saver. Look
for the Roystcr trade mark.
HERE'S THE SALES RECORD
THINK OF THE CROP RECORD
F. S. ROYSTER GUANO CO.
Tarboro, N. O.
DR. Q. C. ALBRIGHT,
Office over Peoples Loan and Ex
change Bank, Laurer.s, S. C.
55! CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice lo all State Courts.
Prompt attention givon to all business.
Business placed in
my hands will have|
prompt and careful
J. J. ADAMS!
Broker, Laurens, S. C.
Office over Enterprise Bank
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 1904 :
No. 52 No. 21 No. 85
i'nBsonKor Mixed ex- tYeitrht cx
twiy ccptSun eept Sur.
day day ?
I.v Columbia 1110 am G15pm 100 am
ar Newbcrry 12 30 p m 7 05 p m 3 45 am
nr ('linton 1 22 p in 8 15 p m 5 25 a in
ar Ldiurens 142 pm 8 45 p m 6 00 a m
No. 53 No. 22 No. 81
I.v I^iurena 2 02 p m 7 00 a m 5 20 pm
ar Clinton 2 22 p in 7 30 a m G 00 p m
ar Ncwberry 3 10 p m 8 35 a m 7 05 p m
ar Columbia 4 45 pm 10 30 a m 9 15pm
C. H. CASQUE. Axent. .
QUICKEST AND BEST ROUTE
To Savannah.Waycross, Jacksonville and
all Florida Points, via Charleston
and Western Carolina Railroad.
Leave Laurens, 1:50 p. m.
Leave Augusta, 10:.'K) p. m.
Arrive Savannah, 2:50 a. m.
Arrive Waycross, 6:05 a. m.
Arrive Jacksonville, 8:40 a. m.
Through Pullman Sleeping Car Service
between Augusta and Jacksonville.
Tri-weekly through Parlor Car Ser
vice between Augusta and Ashcvillc on
trains Nos. 1 and 2; northbound Mon
days, Wednesdays and Fridays; aouth
l>ound, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
Close connections made at Jackson
ville for all points South.
Round trip Winter Tourist Excursion
tickets to Florida points on sale.
GEO. T. BRYAN,
General Agent, Greenville, S. C.
C. IL Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
Ernest Williams, G.P.A., Augusta, Ga.
curcil i.i lior.io with
out paiu. Hook of par
ticulars sent FItr.K.
BS n. M. WOOI.I.KY. M. D.
Atlanta, ?O, Office lOl N. I'ryor Street.
Side and Back
arc still in the height of fashion, and
will also be worn this spring and
summer. We have the Intest
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
SKKD?that's our busi
ness. Second requisite?
that's up to you?in the
We've got the live
"grow" kind of garden
and flower seeds.
You can take them
away from us without any
resistance on our part for
a very small price.
The Laurens Drug Co.
LAURENS, S. C.
'Phone 75 floods Delivered.
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Chnrges 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.
N. B. Dial. A. U. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd Offloo Build
Laurens, S. 0.
We have made a special effort to
make this display the best we have
Our Couches are upholstered with the finest grade of cloth and finest grain of leather procurable. The
springs are so constructed that the Couch will conform with body while resting.
We invite your careful investigation and attention.
Distinctive Spring Models in |
Boys' and Juveniles' Suits
No parents of boys?those
who do the buying?will
do themselves, their purse
or their boys justice when
outfitting the youngsters,
if they miss seeing our
superb showing of Hons'
ih) Spring Clothing. It's
j Clothing that is the re
* suit of years of thought
and study?of skillful ap
plication of the knowl
edge of what to use and
what not to use to make
boys' garments that will
hold together, stay in
shape and give satisfac
tory service. The moment you examine it, the minute
the lad tries it on, you will readily sec that our Boys'
Clothing is "different," enough so to appeal to you, and
that it's worth buying.
$2.50 to $5.00.
Smart Spring Suits for
Men and Young* Men
More dignified and genteel
suits are not made than those
we offer you this season.
These suits arc the product
of America's foremost mak
ers and possess every wrinkle
known to high-class tailor
ing. As an example of val
ue-giving, conic see our
Spring Sack Suits at
They express the latest word
in fashion?the longer coat
with shaped back and deep
center vent or deep side
vents; the wide collar and
lapels, single or double
breasted cut?and may be
selected in worsted in the
new gray shades; also other ^^?,7?jf)fJn*c*
effects, plain blue or black fabrics; say $10.00 to Jteo.oo,
The crowd that attended our shoe sale last Saturday was enthusiastic over the great values we
gave in shoes. We will have on sale another line of manufacturer's samples' mostly
low cuts which will cc[ual or surpass the first lot. The sizes in men's shoos
6 to 8, in ladies 3 to A[ only one pair of a kind.
Heed These Prices
Men's $4.50 to $5.00 Shoes
Men's $3.50 to $4-00 Shoes
and Oxfords .
Men and Ladies' $3.00 to
$3.00 Shoes and Oxfords
Men and Ladies' $2.50 to
$2.75 Shoes and Oxfords
Men and Ladies' $2. to $2.25
Shoes and Oxford?
Men and Ladies' $1.75 Shoes
Great Values in Boys' and Children's Shoes.
Remember the Bargain Basement!
New goods are being received in this department every day. The great crowds that come here daily
are astonished to find what wonderful values we are giving the people. Just spend a few min
utes here and see what we are doing.
Fancy Table Covers, Bargain
Basement Price, 10 and 25cts.
Fancy Pictures, Bargain Base
ment Price, 10, 15, and 25cts.
Yard wide Sea Island Bargain
Basement Price 5cts. yard.
Calico Bargain Basement Price
3icts. per yard.
Men's Pants, Bargain )Base
ment Price, 89c and $1.49
Ready Made Shirts, Bargain
Basement Price, 49, and 69cts.
J. E. Minter & Bro
outh Carolina. ||