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LAURENS, e O.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 9. 1906.
County Convention Was
Hon. 0. P. Qoodwin Elected President,
Col. Crews and Mr. Smith Afaln
Elected to Their Positions.
The county Democratic convention
was held in the court house Monday.
Owing to the heavy rains the attend
ance was not as large as it would have
been otherwise. However, every club
in the county was represented and in
all there were about 126 delegates pres
The convention met just before noon
and was in session nearly three hours.
The body was called to order by County
Chairman G. P. Smith, who requested
Mr. O. P. Goodwin to take the chair as
i mporary president. Messrs. C. A.
Power and W. A. Baldwin were made
the temporary secretaries. After the
various club delegations had been
seated, on motion, the convention was
permanently organized with Mr. Good
win as president, Col. T. B. Crews and
Clarence Cuningham, first and second
vice presidents, and Messrs. Power and
The convention confirmed the list of
county executive committcemen as sent
up by the clubs of the county.
Col. Crews was reelected State execu
tive committeeman and Mr. G. P. Smith
was again chosen chairman of the
county executive committee, a position
. he has held for fourteen consecutive
At this juncture a number of resolu
tions were offered, the convention
adopting all of them after more or less
discussion. They are printed in this
column and speak for themselves.
The first resolution introduced was
by Mr. W. C. Irby, Jr., who announced
that he would not have anything to say
unless opposition developed in the re
marks on the resolution. Mr. Cooper
opposed the adoption of the resolution,
briefly pointing out the objectionable
features. Mr. Cooper's remarks drew
the fire and for thirty minutes Mr. Irby
vigorously defended his resolution. On
motion the adoption of the resolution
was postponed but it was finally adopted
by the convention.
The other resolutions offered were
adopted with slight or no opposition.
In offering his resolutions Mr. Clar
ence Cuningham briefly addressed the
The election of eight dejegates to the
State Convention Wednesday 16th was
next taken up by the convention. Clar
ence Cuningham of Waterloo, Col. T. B.
Crews of Laurens, J. C. McDaniel of
Waterloo, O. P. Goodwin of Scuffle
town, Dr. J. R. Culbertson of Dials,
Hon. R. D. Boyd of Laurens, J. E.
Boyd of Hunter, J. Andy Jones of
Jacks, J. B. Cosby of Youngs and J. A.
Austin of Laurens were placed in
nomination. On motion the election
was by ballot. Dr. W. C. Thompson,
J. M. Cannon and G. Marion Moore
were appointed tellers, who reported
the election of the first eight named
nominees, Messrs. Austin and Cosby
being chosen as alternates.
Col.. Wharton and W. C. Irby, Jr.,
were nominated as delegates, but both
declined the nomination.
As will be noted among the resolu
tions passed by the convention was one
endorsing Col. Wharton's administra
tion and nis candidacy for reelection on
the board of the State railroad commis
The following are the resolutions
By W. C. Irby, Jr.:
Whereas, private monopaly and spe
cial privileges concentrrte wealth,
power and opportunity into the hands
of a few individuals and have estab
lished a money power tyranical, un
just and oppressive and able to evade
taxes, violate and defy the law, turn
public officials into instruments for levy
ing and collecting tribute from the peo
ple, instead of being their servants and I
further enables speculators, gamblers,
thieves and robbers to control the
prices of everything we eat, wear and
produce, thus endangering our homes
and our liberties. Be it Resolved?
"That we are unalterably opposed to
private monopoly and special privileges
and demand government ownership of
all public utilities, such as railroads,
telegraph, telephone and express.
"The establishment of county banks
in every county in the Tjnited States
with the privilege to isrue money ex
actly as nrivate National Banks, the
money to be issued in proportion to the
assessed valuation of land in the sev
eral counties in order that the counties
may be enabled to improve the public
road" and schools, erect rural electric
car lines, build ware houses for the
farmers to store their products and lend
money direct to the people.
"That the people of the counties be
allowed to decide whether they will al
low such industries as oil mills, cotton
mills, fertilizer mills, etc., to be owned
and operated by private individuals and
the profits go to private pockets or be
owned and operated by the counties and
the profits oe used for the benefit of
By Clarence Cuningham:
"Resolved 1st: That wo endorse the
State Dispensary system properly safe
guarded as the best way of handling
and keeping under control the liquor
"2nd: That we denounce the Brice
Bill as a political measure passed for
tho express purpose of disfranchising
thousands of white Democratic voters
in thece elections in order to carry
through their purposes of fostering a
sentiment in favor of restricting the
ballot in all primary elections. We
therefore denounce the Bill as undemo
cratic and a direct thrust at Govern
ment by the people.
"8rd: That we pledge ourselves to sup
port no man for the House of Repre
aentatives who to not in favor or the
ic peal of the Brice Act; who will not
support all measures calculated to
Mr. M. T. Simpson of Cross Hill was
in town yesterday.
Mr. John Cunningham of Waterloo
was here yesterday.
Mr. J. E. McKee has moved to Arling
ton, Greenville County.
Mr. L. M. Cannon was in the city
Monday from Lanford.
Dr. anders. H. L. Todd of Clinton
were in the city Friday.
Mr. J. R. Benjamin of Mountville
was in the city yesterday.
Miss Mary White, of Spartanburg is
visiting Miss Bessie Todd.
Mr. W. L. Cooper of the Mt. Olive
section was in town Friday.
Miss Leila Bryson of Cross Hill spent
Friday in the city with friends.
Mrs. Lewis Sherfersee of Charleston
is the guest of Miss Emmie Meng.
Mr W. G. Murff of the Brewerton
section was in the city yesterday.
Mrs. L. N. Boyd is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. M. T. Simpson, at Cross Hill.
Capt. G. W. Moore of Clinton
visited his son, Mr. A. P. Moore, first
of the week.
Mr. M. V. Holder of the Eden section
gave us a pleasant call yesterday while
in the city.
Mr. J. Thos. Arnold of Greenville
visited the family of Mr. Foshee Friday
Mr. Clarence Cuningham and Prof.
G. H. Ligon of Waterloo were in the
Mr. J. L. French of Princeton and
Mrs. Kate Clement of Williamston
were in the city Thursday and Friday.
Miss Emma Balentine of Lexington
was the guest during the past week of
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Balentine at the
Mrs. W. G. McDavid of Greenville
was the guest of Mrs. J. S. Bennett
and other relatives in the city during
the past week.
Mr. T. F. Ray of Laurens was in the
city yesterday on a short visit to bis
cousin, Mr. William P. Epps. ? Spartan
burg Herald, May 3.
Mr. Thos. J. Crane, assistant cashier
of the Chicora Bank of Pelzer, visited
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Crane,
near the city this week.
Messrs. C. C. Featherstone, W. R.
Richey, R. A. Cooper and A. C. Todd
of the Laurens Bar are in Columbia at
tending the State Supreme Court.
Col. J. H. Wharton went to Green
ville Monday afternoon to attend the
dedicatory ceremonies of the Orphans'
Home by the Odd Fellows of the State.
Mr. M. L. Crisp, formerly depot
agent here, was in the city for a day or
so during the week from Whitmirc,
being the agent of the Seaboard Air
Line at that place.
Messrs. W. C. Winters and W. W.
Griffin are in Greenville attending the
annual convention of the Grand Lodge
of Odd Fellows. Mr. O. W. Rabb ex
pects to go up today.
throw restrictions around the purchas
ing power of the State Dispensary; or
who favors the abolition or the State
"4th: That we denounce the Morgan
bill as a compromise measure and a
fore-runner of nigh license throughout
By Judge O. G. Thompson:
"Resolved,That delegates to'the State
Democratic Convention be and are
hereby instructed to oppose any effort
to change the Constitution of the party,
so as to require those voting in the
primary to be registered under the gen
eral election laws of the State to hold
registration certificates or tax re
ceipts, or any other change in, or
amendment to the Constitution, impos
ing or requiring qualifications for voting
in the primary, other than those now
required under the Constituion and rules
of the party.
"2nd: That said delegates are further
instructed that as members of t.ho State
Convention they advocate and vote for
amending Article XI (Eleven) of the
Constitution of the Democratic party of
South Carolina, as adopted in 1902 in so
far as said Section provides for two
campaign meetings in each County; so
that said Section as amended shall re
quire the State Executive Committee
to provide for one campaign meeting
for each County, at which said meeting
all candidates for State offices, United
States Senator, United House of Re
presentatives and Circuit Solicitors
shall be invited to address the people."
By O. C. Cunningham:
"Resolved, That wo will support no
man for the House of Representatives,
who is not in favor of so divid
ing the Dispensary profits of this
County, so that the school fund will re
ceive naif of the profits; the remaining
half to be divided between town and
Amended by W. C. Irby, Jr. so that all
the money go to the schools and county.
By Dr. W. C. Thompson:
"Resolved, That we endorse the ener
getic administration of Hon. John H.
Wharton, as the Chairman of the State
Railroad Commission and pledge to him
our earnest support for reelection in
the approaching primary."
By Clarence Cuningham:
"Resolved, That we desire to put
ourselves on record as having un
bounded confidence in the loyalty, pa
triotism and statesmanship of Hon. B.
By 0. C. Cunningham:
"Resolved, That the thanks of the
Convention be extended to Col. T. R.
Crews for his defense of the people es
jpecialty of the people of the rural dis
At h quarter of three o'clock the con
vention adjourned sine die.
Board of Directors Selected at Annual
Meeting of Stockholders Elects New
Officers for Another Year.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Laurens Furniture Manu
facturing Company was held this week.
The annual statement of Dr. H. K.
Aiken, president and treasurer, was
submitted and showed the affairs of
tho factory to be in very satisfactory
The following board of directors was
elected for the ensuing year: S. M.
Wilkes, M. J. Owings, E. P. Minter,
E. H. Wilkes, M. H. Fowler, J. E.
Minter and R. T. Dunlap.
At a subsequent meeting of the di
rectorate, S. M. Wilkes was elected
president; E. P. Minter, vice president;
E. H. Wilkes, general manager.
Dr. Aiken, who has been president
and treasurer, for the past three years
declined to stand for reelection. He
has other interests that requii* all his
time and attention.
Messrs. S. M. and E. H. Wilkes, the
new president and manager, respec
tively, of, the furniture plant, are of
the firm of S. M. and E. H. Wilkes &
Co., the large furniture dealers of Lau
rens, while, Mr. Minter, tho vice presi
dent, is the junior member of the firm
of J. E. Minter & Bro., merchants and
farmers of Laurens and Scdalio.
Death of a Lady.
Mrs. Martha Davis, widow of the
late Mr. William Davis of this county,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Jane Jennings, Laurens Mills village,
Thursday morning after an illness of
Mrs. Davis was 76 years old and is
survived by several children, including
Mrs. Jennings and Mr. J. F. Davis of
Watts Mills. Her body was taken to
Warrior Creek Church Friday afternoon
Hon. Mendel L. Smith, Speaker of
the House of Representatives, has for
mally announced himself as a candidate
for governor this summer.
DR. S. C. BYRD ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Native Laurens Man to be at Head of
At a meeting; of the board of trustees
of Chicora College, Greenville, which
waa held last week and which was at
tended by Rev. Robt. Adams, a new
president to succeed Dr. Preston was
elected, Dr. Samuel C. Byrd, a native
of Laurens county being chosen.
The following account of the action of
the trustees in selecting a new man as
president of the institution which is
now the only Presbyterian College for
Women in the State, is taken from the
"Dr. Preston having announced to
the Presbyteries his desire to retire, of
course another president was to be se
lected; and after mature deliberation,
taking a wide view of the field, and
considering the interests of the institu
tion and the qualifications essential to
success in such a position, the board
unanimously elected Rev. Dr. S. C.
Byrd, of Winnsboro, as president, who
wdl enter upon his duties as soon as
his Presbytery can act upon his resig
nation. Dr. Byrd is, in the judgment
of all who know him best, well fitted
for the place, having been previously
engaged in college work. He is also
president of the board of control of the
associated schools and colleges of the
Synod of South Carolina, as well as
vice-president of the board of trustees
of the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina at Clinton.
"Mrs. Byrd is widely known through
out the State as an authoress, and as a
member of the faculty of the College
for Women in Columbia, whore she
taught for several years; and because
of her peculiar fitness and her great in
fluence with girls she will be a great
acquisition to the college family."
Camp Garlington has received the
following card from Columbus, Ohio,
which explains itself:
Columbus, Ohio, April 21, 1906.
Memorial Day will be observed at
Camp Chase Cemetery, Saturday, June
Contributions of flowers or money
are solicited by R. E. Lee Chapter, U.
Send flowers to room 204 Ebcrly
Building, and money to Miss Queen
Ammei, Cor. Scc'y., Cleveland Avenue.
Mrs. C. C. Featherstone attended the
State Federation of Women's cluhs at
Rock Hill last week.
GOOD NAVY POSITIONS.
Haskell Dial of I.aureus Among Number
Designated for Examinations.
Washington, May 7.?To fill several
vacancies in the pay corps of the navy,
Secretary Bonaparte has designated
about a dozen young men to take the
oxaminntions to begin June 11. Among
the number so designated is Haskell
Dial, of Laurens, son of N. B. Dial of
that place, and P. T. Stokes of Clem
These places are possibly the best
that are to be secured in any depart
ment of the government service at
this time. The candidate wiw? is desig
nated for examination and who suc
ceeds in passing the physical and men
tal tests required is at once put in pos
session of a good salary, the lowest
paid being $1,400 per year upon en
trance. This is gradually increased all
the way up to $6,000 which is the
amount paid the admirals of the navy.
Young Dial, as stated is a son of N.
B. Dial of Laurens, and has had con
siderable experience in naval affairs,
having been a cadet at Annapolis, for
the past three years. He is in Wash
ington now preparing for the examina
tions, and his friends confidently expect
him to pass without difficulty.
Sale of the Miller Property.
Mr. G. W. Shell sold at auction Mon
day the Miller property on West Main
and Chestnut streets. The six lots, in
cluding the residence and 46-acre farm,
The purchasers were C. M. Miller, J.
S. Bennett, A. C. Todd, J. H. Davis,
Dr. H. K. Aiken and John M. Hudgens.
fl?he home lots were bought by J. S.
Bennett and C. M. Miller for $4.700.
The 46 acre farm brought $1,433 and
was bought by J. H. Davis.
The revival services which have been
conducted at the First Methodist
Church during the past two weeks
came to a close Monday night. Rev. H.
G. Scudday, who conducted the revival
is an earnest, convincing preacher and
his services attracted interested and
appreciative audiences throughout the
scries of meetings.
FAIR VIEW COUNTY.
Col. T. B. Crews Named as One of the
Commissioners Opposed to the
Columbia, May 7.?Governor Hey
ward has appointed the commission
for the proposed new county of Fair
view to be formed from parts of Green
ville, Laurens and Spartanburg coun
ties with Fountain Inn as the county
seat. The personnel of the commission
Opposed to the new county is P. A.
McDavid, Greenville; T. B. Crews,
LaurenB; W. W. Simpson, Woodruff.
For the county ?V. A. White, Foun
tain Inn; C. W. Templeton, Simpson
ville, Dr. G. II. Jones, Crescent.
Mr. White is in Greenville-county,
Dr. Jones in Laurens and Mr. Simpson
on the line between Greenville and
Spartanburg. All three of course re
side within the territory proposed to be
cut off. The commissioners opposed to
the formation of the new county reside
one each in the old counties outside the
territory proposed to be cut off.
This commission is to select one or
more surveyors and take other neces
sary steps to see whether ^the require
ments of the constitution as to wealth,
area, population and distance would be
met if the new county were formed.
On their report the governor will or
der an election or decline to order it.
The success of Fairview, will, of
course, defeat the Greers proposition.
Greers wants to be a county seat with
territory from Greenville and Spartan
Bitten by a Moccasin.
While in the crib early yesterday
morning getting corn to feed the stock
Bass Williams, colored, who lives at
Mr. Y. C. Hellams' place just above
town, was bitten on the arm by a high
land moccasin. The man came to town
and received immediate medical aid.
Cross Hill Cotton Growers.
A meeting of the Cross Hill Cotton
Growers' Association is called for Sat
urday afternoon May 12.
M. T. Simpson, President.
summer nas Arrived!
Now is the Time to Buy Your
Oxfords of all Kinds.
White Cloth Oxfords, $1.00.
Vici Oxfords, 75c to $1.50.
Patent Leather Oxfords, $1.00 to $1.50.
Nice White Drop-Stitch Hose, 10c to 25c
Nice Black Drop-Stitch Hose 10c to 25c
And Fancies at the same prices.
Don't forget the new wash goods Foilette
Silks 25c the yard.
The most beautiful lines of Figured Lawns 5c
We have just arranged a 5c table of Lawns,
running from 5c the yd. to 10c, all to at go one
price, 5c the yard.
Our Millinery is Going!
Because we are cheaper in price and quality is guaranteed,
and when we say guarantee that means something.
Not Hot Air.
to call at the 5 and 10 Cents Store and get some of those beautiful
White Cups and Saucers. Only 5c for Cup and Saucer.
Yours ever ready to serve you,
J. L. HOPKINS,
Tomorrow is Memorial Day.
Court of General Sessions convenes
The closing exercises of the City
Schools take place Friday May, 25.
A"meeting of the township cotton
associations will be held Saturday.
Mr. D. H. Counts made a business
trip to Atlanta during the past week.
The King's Daughters are welcome,
thrice welcome to the city of Laurens.
The name of Mr. J. A. Austin as a
delegate from Laurens township club
No 2, to the County ?onvention, was
omitted in the list published last week.
Mr. J. E. Minter of Sedalia, one of
the new members of the board of di
rectors of the Laurens Furniture Manu
facturing Company, spent last week in
Messrs. J. H. Godfrey, circulation
manager, and J. Calhoun Turner, trav
eling representative of the Greenville
Daily News were in the city Monday
Oxner Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William A. Campbell of this city has
enlisted in the United States Navy and at
present is in the navy training station
at Newport, Rhode Island.
Will Rice, colored, was arrested by
the Spartanbuag authorities at the in
stance of Sheriff Duckett, who sent
Deputy Sullivan up for bis prisoner
The charge is violation of labor con
Mrs. J. A. Copeland will represent
the Woman's Auxiliary of the Episco
pal Church in this city, at the State
Meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary to
the General Board of Missions, which
convenes in Spartanburg, May 16th.
Jurors For Common Picas Court.
Thcfollowing jurors have been drawn
for the second week of General Sessions
and Common Pleas Court, commencing
Monday May, 21:
Laurens township?C. M. Williams,
P. L. Abrains, H. C Young, II. L..
Scuffletown-T. P. Poolc.
Jacks?R. J. Adair.
Hunter-A. P. Young, W. B. Farr,
Geo. C. Hopkins, J. M. Pitts, E. P.
Cross Hill-W. T. Madden, D. R.
kKlll L V| ff ? IVA ? ' 'mi/., 1*. . ?- VXlilUU) kj.
W. Lowe, W. M. Miller, T. H. Carter.
Waterloo?J. E. Martin, J. M. Owens,
George Seibert, L. C. Culbertson W. L.
Stone, T. L. Oxner, J. G. Nelson, J.
W. Bagwell, A. J. Coley.
Dials?A. M. Owings, R. Lee Mears,
R. M. Babb.
Youngs?T. B. Owens, F. J.Bragg E.
T. Guinn, J. A. W. Burdette P. K. Aber
crombie, C. R. Wallace.
A CHILD'S NAKItOW
ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
It Was Playing on the Railroad Track
When a Train Came Along and
Knocked It Between Crossties.
Greenville, May 4.?The escape to
day of the two-year-old child of B. D.
Nelson living near Fountain Inn, 20
miles from Greenville on the Charleston
and Western Carolina road, from a hor
rible death was miraculous. The child
was playing near the track at a sharp
curve when a combination train came
along. The engineer did not see the
small form on the track until it was too
late to stop his train. The pilot struck
the child and knocked it down between
the cross ties and the engine and ten
der and half the train passed over the
body before being stopped.
The child was taken from under the
train and was unconscious but slightly
bruised but it soon recovered conscious
ness. The engine was detached from
the train and the child was placod on it
and hurried back to Fountain Inn for
medical attention. Physicians found
the injuries sustained were not serious.
MEMORIAL DAY TOMORROW.
Outline of the Programme of the Day's
Tomorrow, May 10, is Memorial Day.
This day is always beautifully and im
pressively'observed in Laurens, The*
indications are that the weather will be
very propitious for the day's exercises.
As announced last week, Rev. M. W.
Hook of the First Methodist church will
deliver the address of the day in the
opera house at 11 o'clock, a. m. After
the bestowal of crosses of honor the
veterans of the county will be given a
dinner by the Daughters of the Confed
eracy in the hall over the Palmetto
Drug Company's store.
At 6:80 in the afternoon everybody is
invited, to assemble at the cemetery
when the graves of all soldiers will be
MOUNTVI?.E HIGH SCHOOL.
Mr. Ansel and Others to Speak at Clos
ing Exercises Friday.
Editor Advertiser: Please announce
in this week's issue that the closing ex
ercises of Mnuntville school will bo held
next Friday morning at 10 o'clock, 11th
Inst. Besides some exercises by the
school, addresses will be delivered by
Prof. A. E. Spencer of Clinton College,
Hon. M. F. Ansel of Greenville and
Rev. James Bradley of Cross Hill. A
picnic dinner will be served. Public cor
dially invited, and asked to bring well
W. P. C?LRERTSON,
Mountvillc, S. C.
Animal .Convention was
Opened Last Night.
Mr. A. C. Todd Made the Address of
Welcome in Behalf of the City
Many of the delegates to the annual
State convention of the South Carolina
Branch of King's Daughters and Sons
arrived in the city yesterday. Othars
are expected to arrive today. Laurens
extends a warm welcome to those vis
itors and representatives of a great
This is the tenth annual meeting of
the State Convention. The opening exor
cises took place last night at the First
Methodist church where the sessions of
the convention will be hold.
The opening prayer was olfered by
Rev. M. W. Hook and Dr. Robt. Adanis
read the scripture lesson.
The address of welcome in behalf of
the City of Laurens was made by Mr.
A. C. Todd, and Mrs. J. H. Teague ex
tended welcoming greetings from the
local circle of King's Daughters. Re
sponses by Mrs. J. B. Johnson of Rock
Hill and Mrs. Isabel C. Davis of Now
York. At the conclusion of these exer
cises an informal reception was held at
the church from 9 to 10 o'clock.
The opening business session of tho
convention will take place this morning
at 10 o'clock. From (5 to 8 o'clock this
evening tho visiting delegates will be
given a reception at the home of Mrs.
D. A. Davis on Main street. At 8:30
tonight the convent ion will he addressed
by Mrs. Isabel C. Davis of New York.
Tomorrow the convention will open
with business session at 10 a. m. At 3
p. m. another session will held and tho
final meeting of the convention will
probably be held tomorrow night.
The public is cordially invited to at
, tend the sessions of the convention.
DIED IN TEXARKANA, TEXAS.
Mr. Hiram Mahaffcy, Brother of Air. H.
D. Mahaffcy and Native of Laurens.
Mr. L. Hiram Mahaffcy, whose ill
ness was noted in THE ADVERTISER re
cently, died at his home in Texarkana,
Texas, Saturday morning, April 28th,
and was laid to rest at Rose Hill ceme
tery on the following day. MessYs. L.
H. and T. Mac Roper, who went to tho
New Orleans reunion, thence to Tex
arkana, arrived there just before Mr.
Mahaffey died and they were two of the
pall bearers at the funeral the next
The deceased was an upright, most
highly esteemed citizen and is survived
by his wife and several children, in
cluding Mr, -J. Q. MahalTey, :i leading
lawyer of Tox,arkana, who spent a
month in tKs county about tv. o
years ago visiting relatives. He is r.lso
survived by one brother, Mr. H. D.
Mahaffey of this city, and three sisters,
Mrs. E, N. Tower of Illinois, Mrs. W.
P. Thomason of Alma, Mrs. J. jf>.
Power of Barksdale, and Mrs. J. P.
Willis of Greenville county.
OF DAMAGE SUIT.
Notable Case Heard in Ci\il Court"..!. T.
Blassingame of Greenville,
After remaining out seventeen hours
the jury in the case of.l.T. Blassin
game against the city for alleged dam
ages to the amount of $5,000 failed to
reach a verdict and Judge Prince or
dered a mistrial.
It is understood that three of tho
jurors stood out for the city while tho
rest were in favor of giving Blassin
game a verdict.
The court was engaged two days
with tho hearing of this case and there
was much interest in the proceedings
from first to last. Tin: taking of testi
mony was concluded Wednesday after
noon. Thursday morning the argu
ments were heard, Messrs. A. C. Todd,
N. 15. Dial and C. C. Featherstono
speaking for tho defense, Messrs. R. E.
Babb, R. A. Cooper and B. A. Morgan
for the plaintiff.
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
l )0N'T PA IL -To sec our line of port
able and traction Engines. Hungens
Pros. Laurens, S. C. 33 tf
ENGINES?Wo now carry In stock a
full line of Portable' and 'fraction En
gines, also Threshers. iludgcns Pros.
Laurens, S. C. 33 tf.
HIGHLAND GOLD This celebrated
stallion will be stationed at my homo
thisseason. Fee $15.00 with insurance,
.lohn M. Wood, Princeton, R. F. l>. No.
SAW MILLS If you want a Saw
Mill get OUr price before you buy.
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FOR SALE Siding, Flooring, Ceil
ing, Shingles, rough lumber, etc Seo
me before buying olsewhoro. C.
Duckett or Toy darrett, at Hunter's
store, Laurens, S. C. 80-tl
FOR SALE?8.000 feet of Lumber.
One-half of it framing and x 11-4
inch stuff. Jno. R. Finloy, Madden,
S. C. 40-lt
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