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VOL XXI. _LAURBNS, S. O., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1906. NO. SO
Prompt Action of Sheriff
A MISERABLE STORY,
Chnrlcy Kennedy, a N 'gro Farm Hand,
Accused Of Horrible Crime- Taken
lo State Prison,
Charley Kennedy, a negro of the Pea
Ridge section of the county, was saved
from his doom at the hands of a posse
of white citizens late Saturday after
noon by the prompt action of Sherilf
T. J. Duckett and his deputy, Mr. A.
The negro, who is about fifty years
old, is accused of a most miserable of
fense, the alleged seduction of a young
white woman, whose mind has not been
strong for some years. For several
weeks there has been considerable ex
citement in the Pea Ridge section in
consequence of the affair becoming
known and it is said that plans to take
summary action against the negro two
weeks ago were thwarted by the es
cape of the accused from the commu
nity. However, the monster was pur
sued and was captured at Whitmire,
Newberry county, last Friday after
noon. Kennedy was brought back to
this county and it was understood that
he would be put to death Saturday af
The sheriff got news to this effect
and accompanied by Deputy Sullivan,
he hurried to the scene. Kennedy was
found securely chained in a barn. The
officers hastily broke the lock, placed
the negro in a buggy and drove him to
Clinton in time to catch the mixed train
for Columbia. He is now in the State
Penitentiary for safe keeping.
Two Very Interesting Meetings at Baptist
Churches in County.
Rev. E. C. Watson has arranged two
exceptionally interesting series of re
ligious meetings for the members of
his charges at Chestnut Itidge and
Rabun Creek. Bcghuiing on Jthe "fifth
Sunday in .July Mr. Watson will conduct
a meeting to last about a week or ten
days at Chestnut Ridge. The music
during this meeting will be in charge of
Mr. J, C. Curry, which fact is a guar
antee that it will lie enjoyed.
Beginning on the first Sunday in Au
gust a series of meetings will begin at
Rabun Creek and the Rev. Dr. L. M.
Roper of Spartanburg will preach every
day. Dr. Roper is one of the county's
most gifted sons and Mr. Watson could
not have made a better choice nor one
more acceptable to the congregation.
W. 0. W. Picnic at Woodvillc.
Magnolia Camp, No. 156, W. O. W.,
will have its annual picnic, July 28th, at
Woodville. The public will he cordially
welcomed and arrangements have been
made for a very enjoyable day. The
Hon. Jos. A. McCullough of Greenville
w'H make an address in Hie morning on
some subject connected with the order.
Those in charge are justly proud of
having secured so brilliant a speaker.
Mr. McCullough always wins laurels
when he makes an address. The ladies
may be depended upon to bring full
baskets of the liosl sort of eatables and
these will occupy the attention of the
crowd in the middle of the day. In the
afternoon opportunity will be afforded
to hear the candidates for Congress
from this district, invitations having
been accepted by Hon. Jos. T. Johnson,
Hon. G. II. Mahon and Hon. W. C.
Davis, Roper & Company.
Davis, Roper & Company's gigantic
Mill End sale will continue for a few
days more. They have had a wonder
ful sale, and the hundreds of people
seen at their store, and the number of
packages wrapped In their paper is all
the argument necessary to convince one
that the public has confidence in the
announcements they make through the
papers. If you have not already been
to this wonderful sale you should get
busy and go at once to their store and
see what splendid values they are offer
ing. Davis, Roper & Co. conduct their
own mill end sales and they should be
very much gratified at their wonderful
success. The public expressed its con
fidence by turning out in crowds to the
sales of this enterprising firm.
Rev. II. R. Moseley.
Rev. Hartwell R. Moseley, who has
been located in Cuba for the past sev
eral years, in charge of the church
work being done there by the Northern
Baptist Mission Hoard, spent a short
time in the eity this week with his
brother; Mr. C. D. Moseley. Dr. Mose
ley was returning to Cuba from a visit
to Boston and New York, having been
absent from Cuba since the first of
July. He will sail from New Orleans
Extensive preparations will be made
for the accommodation nnd comfort of
the crowds that will come to I.aurens,
Friday, July 27 to see and hear Senator
Tillman. The speaking will take place
at Holmes' Park and comfortable r.eata
will be provided for the ladles?and the
men too. Senator Tillman will speak
at two o'clock in tho afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin B. Ketrin of
Westminster are visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Clardy, for sev
Mr. M. H. Fowler la spending a few
days at Harris Springs.
Miss Lucy Evans of Spartanburg is
visiting at Mr. C. D, Barksdule's.
Master Preston Westmoreland of
Greenville is visiting his sister, Mrs. J.
^rs. T. 1). Darlington and children
and Mrs. W. I). Ferguson leave to
morrow for a month's stay at Hender?
Mr. James P. Clardy and little son,
Earl, of Ochlochnee, are paying an ex
tended visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John M. Clardy.
Mrs. liolfe E. Hughes and children
left on Monday for Virginia, where
they will visit relatives.
Mr. Haskcll Dial is at home from
Washington, where he recently passed
successfully the examination for a posi
tion in the pay corps of the United
All Roads Lend to I.aureus.
The new schedule on the C. N. & L.
mentioned last week means even more
to Laurens than getting a Morning pa
per early, as much as that is appreci
ated hy all. It is really an additional
train to and from Newherry, Clinton
and Columbia each week day. We once
had a schedule something like the pres
ent one but it had been discontinued.
We now have three trains a day each
way to and from Columbia, Spartan
burg, Greenville and Greenwood. One
of those will be improved byconversion
from an accommodation to a first class
passenger on Sept. 1st next according
to promise of Mr. Lynch, Supt. of C.
& W. C. See arrival and departing
time of all trains entering the city pub
lished elsewhere in this issue and pre
serve it for future reference.
A Musical Prodigy.
Music lovers are much interested in
the concert to be given this evening in
the Opera House by Master Beryl Huben
stein, a seven-year-old musician. He is
in town as the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Shayer, and was induced to give
this recital under the auspices of the
Masons of this city. He has played
before critics who have bestowed ll e
highest praise on his genius.
A Small Fire on Monday Night.
On Monday night a little after mid
night the (ire bell alarmed the commu
nity. It was found that the blaze came
from a small house occupied by an old
colored woman on Dr. McCarley's
premises. The house burned down, but
the flames did not spread. The cause
of the fire is unknown.
Death Near Alma.
After a lingering illness Mr. William
Dagnall, for several years a resident of
this city, died at the home of his
father, Mr. John T. Dagnall of ti e
Alma section. Mr. Dagnal was 27
years of age, and leaves a widow. His
body was brought to Laurens Saturday
The Aiken Chemical Company of
Aiken, S. C, have one of their adver
tising companies giving free enterta'n
ments in Laurens, commencing tonight
and remaining two weeks' advertising
Staakes Original Vital Tone Bitters. 1
The City Water Supply.
105 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, S. C, July 16, 1900.
W. R. Richty. Mayor,
Laurens, S. C.
Dear Sir: ?
I have the pleasure to report the re
sults of my examination of the sample
of water received of you on the 10th,
instant. The package reached me in
Number of Bacteria per cubic cen
Pest for Colon Bacillus, Negative.
The source of the Colon Bacillus be
ing human and animal excrement its
absence in this water indicates freedom
from fecal matter or sewerage pollu
tion. The small number of bacteria
also indicate the purity of the water.
Racteriologically your water is most
ROBERT WILSON, .Ik., M. I).
Paste This in Your Hat.
You can go down towards Columbia
at (7.10 a. m.,) 2.02 p. m., (5.10 p. m.)
You can get back to Laurens from
Columbia at (0.55 a. m.,) 1.42 p. m.,
(9.00 p. m.)
Up towards Spartanburg at (6.30 a.
m.,) (12.30 p. m.,) 2.07 p. m.
Down from Spartanburg arrives at
(8.80 a. m.,) 1.27 p. m., (9.46 p. m.)
Going to Greenville (x.00 a m.,)
(10.15) a. m.) 2.00 p. m.
Back from Greenville arrives at (0.00
a. m.,) 1.35 p. m., (0.35 p. m.)
Trains come in from Greenwood at
(5.40 a. m.,) 1.45 p. m., (8.15 p. m.)
Trains go to Greenwood (9.30 a. m.)
1.60 p. nr., (10.50 p. m.)
Those marked thus ( ) are mixed
trains freights with passenger coaches
attached and run daily, except Sunday.
Those unmarked are exclusive passen
ger trains and run every day. Aceomo
dation trains cannot from the nature of
things make perfect schedules. They
do the best they can, so be patient and
don't blame tho railroad people all the
A little love, a little wealth.
A little home for you and me:
It's all I ask except good health,
Which comes with Rocky Mountain Ten.
Ask your Druggist.
First Banking Institution Established in
Laurens Goes Into Liquidation**
What It Has Done.
Twenty years ago July 10, the Na
tional Hank of Laurens was organized
with a capital stock of $03,000. Tues
day its charter expired and Wednesday
it went Into liquidation.
During the course of its business it
has paid to its shareholders in dividends
$80,145.00 and has accumulated a sur
plus of $12,(500 and an undivided profit
of $405.31, which will be distributed
when its affairs are wound up.
This was the first bank to begin
operations in this county. It was or
ganized through the instrumentality of
Dr. J. A. Barksdale. who was made
president and who still holds that posi
tion. The first cashier was Maj. W. A.
Watts, now the president of the Peo
ples Loan & Exchange Bank of Laurens,
which was organized a year later with
the late Capt. Albert Dial as president.
Mr. Jno. Aug. Barksdale, Jr., the
present cashier of the National Bank,
of Laurens, was assistant cashier of
the bank before his promotion to the
Previous to the establishment of this
bank, Newbcrry was Laurens' banking
town, the National Bank of Newberry
having an agency itli here and at
Clinton. The agency here was man
aged by Dr. Barksdale and that of
Clinton by Mr. J. W. Copeland.
Since the organization of the National
Bank of Laurens, three chartered
banks have been established in the city
of Laurens, one in the city of Clinton
and one in Cross Hill, (the last two
named less than a year ago) besides a
very successful private banking business
in Laurens and also one in Clinton, all
in this county.
The banks in Laurens have all paid
nice dividends to the shareholders and
have accumulated an attractive sur
plus. The last to organize is the Na
tional Bank of Clinton, which has beon
in operation only since last January,
but its stock is now selling above par,
with nobody anxious to unload.
Annual Basket Picnic at Babb's Meadow.
The annual basket picnic at Babb's
Meadow will take place on Friday,
August 3rd. Music ami speaking will
be the order of the day.
DEATH OF MRS. J. R. M1NTER.
One of the Most Prominent Ladies of
Laurens County Fusses Away.
On last Thursday morning just as a
now day was beginning the spirit of
Mrs. Catherine Minter, wife of Capt.
John It. Minter, passed from lime to
eternity. The community was deeply
shocked by her sudden passing away;
for althougn she had been for some
years an invalid she failed quite sud
denly at the last after seeming for
some days better than usual.
She is survived by her husband, two
brothers and two sisters, Dr. W. F.
Smith and Minor W. Smith, of (denn
Springs, and Mrs. W. F. Frazicr of
Ninety-Six, and Miss Minnie Smith of
Funeral services were held for her in
the First Presbyterian Church, con
ducted by her pastor, the Rev. Dr.
Adams, and her body was laid to rest
in the city cemetery, at half past ten
o'clock Friday morning.
The active pallbearers were: Messrs.
S. M. Wilkes, E. H. Wilkes, N. B.
Dial, W. R. Richey, C. H. Roper,
Thomas Downey, Dr. A. J. Christopher
and Col. II. Y. Simpson. Honorary
pallbearers: Col. J. \V. Ferguson, J.
(). C. Fleming, C. W. Tune, .J. W.
Todd, C. B. Robo, T. F. Simpson, J.
.). Pluss and \V. L. Royd.
Mrs. Minter was a woman beloved
by all who knew her and held in espec
ial tenderness by her family circle.
Their grief is shared by a sympathetic
She was Miss Catherine Smith of
Glenn Springs, a member of a promi
nent family, and widely connected. A
number of her relatives came to attend
her funeral. They were Mr. and Mrs.
Minor Smith, Dr. and Mrs. William
Smith, Mrs. Eber Smith, and Mr. Wil
liam Smith, all from Glenn Springs,
Mrs. Frazier of Ninety Six, Mrs.
George Oetzel and Miss Amy Nicholson
of Union, Mrs. Margaret Minter of
Anderson, the Rev. W. R. Minter and
family of Shelby, N. C, and Mr. J. E.
Minter of Sedalia. A sad circumstance
was the absence of Miss .losie Minter,
the only daughter. She is in Europe
and the sad news will be kept from
her until her return. When she left
home it was with no fear of such a
change before her return.
The great bargain sale is still on at
PAPER STOVE PIPE IN ACTUAL USE.
A Cooking Specialist to Demonstrate at
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.s Store.
Mr. Philip Fisehl, a native of Texas,
will he in Laurens next week mannging
the cooking demonstration at S. M. &
13. II. Wilkes & Company's store. He
will draw a curious crowd to see the
paper stove pipe wrapped with cord and
with matches plaeed underneath, which
he will use the whole week he will he
Mr. Fisehl has been traveling for
pleasure in Mexico and has promised to
bring with him some Mexicen curios,
and will have them on exhibition.
Biscuits and coffee will be served
every day and the cooking demonstra
tions will doubtless take the form of
social functions where you can meet
your friends and discuss the servant
problem to your heart's content every
Examination for Scholarships.
At the recent examination for Schol
arships in three of the colleges of the
State the following young ladies of the
county-took the 'W inthrop examination:
Miss Bertha Boozer of Kinards, Miss
Annie Huff of Laurens, Miss Pearle
Coleman of Waterloo, Miss Sadie E.
ITill and Miss Jannie Bell Wade of Cross
Hill, Miss Fannie V. Smith and Miss
Kate II. Wright of Mountville, Miss
Daisy Baldwin and Miss Inez Baldwin
of Barksdale, Miss Mary E, Dillard of
Tylorsville, Miss Lula Belle Ferguson
Messrs. Eugene Jones of Wares
Shoals, Carl Reeves of Eden and Edgar
Davis of Brewerton were applicants
for the Universsty of South Carolina
scholarship, while Mr. Jesse T. Craw
ford of Brewerton took the examina
tion for the scholarship at the College
Cross Hill Personals.
Cross Hill, July 17. -Mr. and Mrs.
John It. McGowan are visiting his
mother, Mrs. Lucy McGowan.
Mr. J. D. Austin, formerly of Coro
naca, has been visiting relatives in
town. Dr. Austin has just returned
from New York, where he took a course
in the New York Polychinic. He will
be located in Clinton.
Dr. J. IL Miller and Dr. E. W. Pin
son are in Savannah attending a meet
ing of the S. A. L. surgeons.
Negroes Engage in Row at Church When
the Handy Pistol is Brought Into
Mountvillc, July 1(J. ? At the colored
Methodist church hero Sunday a row
occurred in the church yard, in which
several shots were fired, and Will Cole
man received four wounds, one of which
may prove serious, if not fatal. These
shots were made by Will Fowler, ac
cording to the best information obtain
able, though others are implicated.
Both negroes were shooting, and it is
said Coleman shot first. Coleman was
Dr. W. E. Goddard, of Cross Hill,
was called to the wounded man, and
found that one ball had entered the
right arm near the elbow. Another
struck the breast and lodged outside
the chest. A third hit near the top of
the head, producing only a flesh wound
and passing out. The fourth landed at
same place, penetrating the skull, and
is lodged somewhere in the upper front
portion of the brain. This last is the
only serious wound. Three balls are
still in the body, but will be removed,
perhaps to-day. Coleman is a young
married man living on the Dr. Richard
son place, and his reputation is not at
all enviable. Fowler is also married,
and in the employ of Mr. Jesse Bryson.
Airs. R. B. Bell Honors Miss Murray.
Mrs. Bell entertained on Monday eve
ning in honor of Miss Janie Murray,
who is visiting Mrs. F. I'. McGown.
The guests drove from town out to Mrs.
Bell's lovely country home where they
were greeted by Mrs. Bell, Mrs, Mc
Gowan and Miss Murray. The bouse
was charming with roses everywhere,
and the cccasion was marked by the
ease which always characterizes Mrs.
Bell's entertainments. Various games
were played, anil delicious refreshments
were served during the evening. Those
who were honored by Mrs. Bell were
Misses Annie Gilkerson, Olynthia Jones,
Bessie Roland, Willou Gray, Tallulah
Caine and Bessie Todd, and Messrs.
R. F. Fleming, H. G. Wolhorn, James
Roland. George Balle, W. B. Sloan,
Reuben Rittsand Dr. C. A. Ellett.
Extra values in every department al
The Hub this week.
Everything in millinery at quick-mov
ing prices this week. The Hub.
We have postponed indefinitely the big sale we had advertised for Saturday, July i.|th. However, we are going to put on
sale many special things bought for the big sale. We have received many of these by express and frc?>ht, which
our buyer picked up on his recent trip to New York. We have marked these at prices that will make
them <?() in a hurry.
Specials in all Departments!
Read the Many Bargains.
One lot colored I,awns worth 5c to 6c, side price
the yard ....... .031
One case colored I,awns in the 10c and 12c value
to go at------ - .05
One lot good quality 40-iuch white I.awn to go
at - - - - - - .10
< hie case of Ladies' black drop-stitched 25c Hose,
sale price per pair - - - - - .19
( hie case of Ladies1 black drop-stitched 20c Hose,
sale price the pail' - - - - - .11
( hie case of Children's black drop-stitched Hose,
sale price per pair - - - - - .07
One case Men's Socks, sale price ... ,03
Men's dress Shirts, worth 50c and 6oCj sale price .39
Mi-n's and Hoys' Suspenders, sale price - - .07
Ladies' /VUislin Underwear.
Why toil these hot days when you cm buy the garment
here as cheap as you can bin the material? Corset
Covers, loc, 19c, 23c and 49c. Skirls, 49c, 79c,
98c and #1.48. ('.owns, 49c 79c and 98c.
Two cases received specially for this sale. A good Coun
terpane 69c, worth si.50. A large Counterpane 98c.
All extra large Counterpane, worth #2.50,
Sale price $1.79.
If there is anything you need in Low-Cut Shoes you want to come here. The prices are so low
you cannot pass them. Children's Slippers 39c and up. Ladies' Slippers 7?c an up.
You know our reputation on shoes. This is a good time to give us a trial and
be convinced that we sell the BEST SHOES.
An Embroidery Sale Saturday, July 21st.
The best values in Embroidery ever offered at the price. Several thousand yards to go on
sale Saturday at 4c, 8c, l()c, 12c and 17c per yard! Be on hand.
We wish to thank our friends and customers for their liberal patronage during our sale.
We appreciate your business, and always try to to give you the best values.
J. E. MINTER & BRO.
l LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. |
To-day is the first dog day.
The attention of the farmers of
Laurens county is called to the ad
vertisement of Peruvian Guano in
tliis issue. This firm seems to have
confidence in their goods. Follow their
BUggestion and watch it. Good idea.
Miss Lillian Irby, Mr. Vance Irby,
and Mr. Jim Dunklin are attending a
house party given by Miss Hertha
Wells, Orangcburg county. Miss Helen
Coggans of Newberry is also a guest at
this house party.
Mr. lt. F. Fleming of the firm of
Fleming Bros, attended the meeting of
the State Jewelers' Association at
Charleston last week and was elected
treasurer of the association. This was
the first meeting of this body and Mr.
Fleming's election is quite a compli
ment to him.
JACKS TOWNSHIP S. S. CONVENTION
Met Last Saturday With Bethany Presby
terian Church ?Other News Items.
Tylersville, July 16th.?Quite a num
ber from the neighborhood attended the
Jacks Township Sunday School Conven
tion which met at Bethany Saturday.
They reported a very pleasant occ asion.
Several good speeches were made.
Mr. Ralph Martin, of St. Louis, Me.,
and sister Miss Lenora Martin, of Rich
mond, Va., who are visiting their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Poolo, of
Laurens, were the guest of Miss Nina
Poole, Sunday. They were joined in
the afternoon by Messrs Bluford Biak
loy, Hugh Donnan and George Little.
Mr. Melle Rlakely, of Orangeburg, is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
M<ssrs. Hugh Donnan and El more
Young attended a "Lawn Party" at
Lanford Thursday night.
Miss Mary Hellams, of Dials, is teach
ing music at Mr. T. P. Poole's now.
We are glad to state that Misses Lula
and Janie Donnan, who have been ill
for several days are thaught to be
some better now. We hope to see
them among us again soon.
The protracted meeting will begin at
Sandy Springs next Third Sunday.
Rev. G. M. Boyd will assist Rev. W. C.
We regret very much to hear of the
death of Mr. Thompson McDill, which
occurred at Clinton last Monday. We
extend to the family our heart fell
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Little visited at
Philson Saturday and Sunday. ?
The News From Clinton.
Clinton, July 16, Misses Julia and
Eliza Neville are attending a house
parly in Elbcrton, Ga.
Mrs. R. Wright, Misses Sara and
Mamie Z. Wright, Mrs. W. B. Owens
and daughter, and Mrs. W. E. Owens
form a c ongenial party which left for
Mrs. T. 1). Copcland returned Friday
from a visit to her parents in Pros
Mrs..!. R. Townsend of Anderson is
visiling Mrs. J. I''. Jacobs.
Miss Anne Provost of Anderson will
arrive today to visit Miss Clara Duck
Mrs. Jas. R. Copcland and Mrs. E
J. Little and Master Joe Little visited
Mrs. A. R. Shockloy in Spartanburg
Mrs. J. Q. Philips and Miss Agatha
Davis leave Sunday lor Clyde, N. C.
Mrs. II 1. Morton, Jr., spent several
.lay. here last week en-route to Mon
treal N. C.
Mr. L. M. Kennedy and Mr. I. M.
Little leave today for a trip to the
mountains of North Carolina.
Miss Annabel Martin of Ithaca, N.
Y., is visiting her brother. Prol. A. V.
We are having so much rain the
farmers are getting behind in the light
with Gen. Green.
The Fourth will be pleasantly remem
bered by live people cd* this seed ion,
there being several picnics, a game of
ball, and a lawn party.
Misses Mat tie and Sue Cooper and
[ ,ou Ice Martin of Laurens visited Misses
Lawrence and Mattic Culbertson last
Saturday night and Sunday. Miss Mat
tic spent the week following visiling
relatives and old friends.
Mr. Carl Culbertson is on the nick list
this week. We kope he will soon be
Misse;; Maggie and Fata Culbertson
spent Monday with teeir grandmother,
Mrs. Jane Cooper.
Madden, July 17. ?Mr. Alva L?ngsten
and sister. Miss Susie, left Friday to
engage in teac hing near Wostminister?
Misses Juanita Martin and Omega
Madden have returned from pleasant
vitlts lo Woodruff and Waterloo.
Mr. E. F. ToagUO and family, of
Mountville, accompanied by their friend,
Mis Watts of Columbia, visited at Mr.
T. S. 'league's Sunday.
Mr. 11. M. Allison," of Watts Mills,
also visited bis mother.
Miss Lorlo Teague has returned from
Atlaljn, Ala., having stopped over for a
pleasant two weeks' visit with relatives
in Greenville and Spartanburg.
Mrs. Mary Cooper visited her brother,
Prof. R. Y. Culbertson, Saturdny night
ami : lunday,
Mr. P. II. Martin made a brief trip
to Columbia one day last week.
Farmer and Part of Fiiiii
i y Murdered.
(> NEO'liOES A lilt ESTE]).
Barber's Junction, Scene of One of (he
Most Horrible Tragedies liver
On the night of July the thirteenth,
a gang of revengeful negroes near Bar
ber's Junction, N. ('., crept into the
home of a farmer named Isaac Lyerly
and killed the farmer, his wife, and
two children aged nine and livev years.
The deed is supposed to have been done
in revenge for fancied wrongs. Six
negroes were arrested immediately and
convincing evidence was obtained of
the guilt of some of them.
The particulars are horrible The
Lyerly home was a two story one. In
a room on the first floor slept Mr. and
Mrs. Lyerly and the two youngest chil
dren in one room. The negroes slipped
into this room and with an axe mur
dered the father first, and then the
mother and the son. Alice, the daugh
ter, was found alive, but died the next
day. After the murders were committed
the negroes piled combustibles on the
beds, saturated them with kerosene
and set fire to them. The older chil
dren, three girls, 17, 10, and 12 years
were sleeping up stairs? They were
not disturbed but left to die in the
flames. One of them was awakened af
!;?;? ten o'clock by the smell of burning
cloth and went down to warn her fa
ther. The sight that greeted her was
horrible. She felt her father's face.
It was cold. A bureau drawer full of
blazing stufi was across her brother's
body. She pulled it away and went to
tell her sisters.
Those three frail girls went to work,
carried the bodies out, drew water and
put out the fire, searched the premies
and carried their dying sister in theii
arms to the nearest neighbor's, three
quarters of a mile away. They were
afraid to go by the road and tore their
way through briars and undergrowth.
A half hour after midnight a crowd
of stern men weie assembled at the
place of the crime. L'arly In the morn
ing the sheriff was on hand with a
posse and arrested the suspected ne
groes, carrying them to the jail at Sal
isbury. Later for safety he removed
them lo Charlotte. This proved a wise
precaution for a mob attacked the jail
and was only satisfied that the prison
ers were gone by being allowed to ex
amine the jail.
After an illness of three week/., little
Rolfe Allen Tompleton, son of A. T.
and Ethel Tcmplcton, sweetly fell
asleep on .Monday, July Kith, at eleven
thirty o'clock; age one year and eight
Although his suffering was intense,
he bore it patiently.
It is with aching heart.; that we bid
little Rolfe good-bye. But trusting to
Him who docth all things well, wo bow
submissively to His will and say "Thy
will be done.''
R. L. Moths.
Laurens, S. C. Jnl\ 17, 1900.
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$ OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
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TOILET Paper in rolls or Hat. 1,000
sheet packages 10c. each, ;? for 25c. at
Laurens I )rug (!o.
MONEY to loan on Real Estate. J.
A. Bailey, Treasurer, Clinton, s. C.
WE CAN frame that picture for you
as you want it. Estimate of cost be
fore making cheerfully given. Laurens
BARBECUE I will furnish a first
i lass barbecued dinner on tin- day Sen
ator Tillman speaks in Laurens, July
27th. Frank Walker. ?19 if
INK Want a gook ink? Then try
our number In. It's always good. 5
25-40-00 cents sizes, Laurens Drug Co.
WANTED Rags and Burlaps. Must
i bo clean. Laurens Furniture Manufac
turing Co., Laurens, S. ('. ?19-31
CLUB - HOUSE, Cineo, Saboroso,
Partuondo, Traveler, Perkins Cigars,
none better for 5c, Laurens Drug Co.
WANTED Lumber: Pinonnd Poplar
delivered at our factory. Call or write
for specifications. Laurens Furniture
Manufacturing Co., Laurens, S.C. 49-8t
COLD. Silver or Bronxo Paint, Royal
(due, Diamond Dyes, all colors 10c each.
1 ?aureus Drug (!o.
WANTED To sell store house and
stock of goods, also lour milk cows ami
lot of pigs. For cash or on e asy terms.
Putnam & Putnam, Barksdale. S. C. It
POCKET Dictionaries and Maps of
South Carolina, 2?C. each, Laurens
WANTED To sell two good milk
cows and medium size mare, good qual
ity. Will exchange mare for milk
cows. J. Wade Anderson. 50-21.
GET the boy a Kodak. Healthy,
wholesome amusement and instructive.
One dollar and up at Laurons Drug Co.
WANTED If you have a good young
horse for sale call on or communicate
with C. o. Jones, Fountain Inn, S.C.
WANTED Lady or gentlemen of
fair education to travel for firm of
$250,000 capital. Salary $1 .072 per year,
payable weekly. Exponses advanced.
Address Ceo. (J. Clows, Laurens, S. C.
WANTED To buy old Mahogany Bu
reaus, Post Beds, Washatands, Table?,
Chairs, Bras-; Fenders. Andirons, o'd
Crockery and Silverware. Don'l caro
If In good or dilapidated condition. Will
purchase anyway. Write al oncti what
you desire to a ill and In whal condition.
Address J. a. Patla, III King Street,
Charleston, S. C.
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The Uesl Solve In lhc World.