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I OLD COURT RECORDS.
? HY MARION WILKE8
Very few people nro aware of the
fact that there are old and extremely
Interesting record:-, some dating be
fore the Revolution, In tho vault.of
the. Clerk of Court in ihe county
Court house. These records consist
of hills of sab-, deeds mortgagos,
court proceedings, and such like.
It is Interesting to note the man
ner in which the lands art bounded
In deeds. Generally "vacant laud"
is given as the boundary in tho oldost
ones. Frequently one runs across
the names of tho creeks and rivers in
this county but the spelling < theiu
is very peculiar. Wo find mention
made of IltlbllUH creok in It deed dated
ITss. We liml mention made of
"Dirlaus creek on i " voters of ICno
ree River." This is bt tin Dur
bins creek of the pr<. y,
The Saludn River is in d sev
eral times in the earlier tieodi The
spelling of its name varies s< uwhui.
In one deed it Is spelled "ssalluda"
and in another it l*< spelled "Snludy."
The oldest Indei. uro found by tie
writer is one dated Juno 2Mb.177*.
it is a deed conveying 100 ucrcs of
land which was situated on Little
River from Jacob Jonog to James
I.nihn. Tlx- amount paid Jones bj
Lamn for the ion .--.en s was ten shill
ings, ($2.50). This land was first
granted to Charles Harvey by Lieu
tenant Governor William Dull on Miij
18th, 177 - (last figure Illegible.) and
Harvey sold Jones a portion of it.
The deed states that the land is situ
ated "on Linie River in Craven coun
ty." At this time there wen- prob
ably not more thnn Ihr.ountlos,
viz: Col 10 ton, Berkeley and Craven.
Collelon nud Berkeley counties woro
on the const while Craven county ex
tended to lie- northward and took in
tho upper portion of 'hi State, Lau
rens county was u one I hue a part of
A memorandum making Interesting
reading will be found below, I. Is
copied verbatim with t.uinc ptincl la
tlot) mark: . etc.:
Memorandum, bo ford im John Cald
well one of bis Miijestll hi I . a
signed to k i>p tin p ?i . for the said
County personally appeared Chrsti*.
Noely on of tho Witnesses to the with
in deed who being dulv sworn on tie
holy evnngilisl of almlglity god de
poset and Biiyeth thai ho \vm person
ally present ami did see Jacob Jonen
sign, seal and as his act and dee'.,
deliver tho within release lo and for
the use intended and purpose herein
mentioned and likewise a lease giving
possession to the p (meaning "said")
premises ami the receipt Im reo 11 In
dorsed for the purchase inonj and
that he ihe deponent James Johnson
and Jane Caldwell signed the same as
witnesses sworn to before Ul ? lids
2!? day of July 177:.'.
i 'hristopher Noely.
John Caldwell. .1. |\"
The above refer.-, to a doi d of ;? tract
of land on hit i |i River,
Au indenture rcferrliiK ton tract of
land on ' lb-aver Dam branch of Little
River" reads as follows:
"This indenture mad ? tlds 27th day
of January in tho year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred seventy
four. A. D and in iho fourteenth year
of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord
George the Third by the Gr SCO of
(hid of Crate Britain, Prance und ire
land. King. Defender of tho Kaith. etc."
After tho upper section Of the State
became more thickly Sottled i' b ? im ?
necessary to divide whai was old Cra
ven county into dlst i i is. Laui ens
was made a par; of the old Ninety
Six District. The first mention of
Ninety Six Diirict !s found in a deed
dated December 29th, i7Sf*. The first
mention mad-- of I .aureus District
(now county) is made in a deed dated
February 2nd, 1780,
The obi records an,- remarkably
well preserved ami are very Interest
ing. Tin- writer win ondeavor to
give some Interesting fact8 about the
early courts in a future issue.
on the positive guarantee
that if it does not give sat
isfaction we will return the
entire amount of money paid
us for it.
We ask all those who are
run-down, nervous, debili
tated, aged or weak, and
every person suffering from
stubborn colds, hanging-on
coughs, bronchitis or incipi
ent consumption to try Vinol
with this understanding.
L/iiirens Drug Co., I,aureus, S. ft
I N ORRKR TO VOTE TUESDAY.
KttlON Thai .Must he Observed at Next
In order to vote in tbe general elec
ton liexl Tuesday and to reuder that
election legal it Is. necessary that.
First, each elector must vote at his
own box, the precinct where he is en
rolled. It is illegal to vote at any
Second, every one who votes must
produce his new registration certifi
cate, together with his this year's tax
rec< yu. If he has not paid taxes this
fall, he must show his last year's re
ceipt. It he has paid this year's taxes
let him take both receipts, and show
them to the managers of the election.
these requirements are flxed by
law, and managers of eleection must
carry them out. Let all the voters
hunt up their tax receipts and regis
tration certificates; if they have lost
their tax receipts, duplicates may ho
obtained ; t the Treasurer's odice.
Sorvod as coffee, the new coffee
substitute known to grocers every
where us !>:'. Shoop's Health Coffee.
will trick oven n coffee expert. Not
a groin of. real coffee in it either.
Pure healthful toasted grains, malt,
nuts. etc. have been so cleverly
hh ml? d as lo give a wonderful satis
lying coffee taste and davor. And it
is "made in a minute." too! No te
dious 20 tottO minutes boiling. Test
it and see. Dr. Shoop created Health
Coffee that the people might hav< a
genuine coffee substitute . and one
that would be thoroughly satisfying
in every possible respect. Sold by
.1. M. Phllpot.
Plural show at (hvlngs.
The annual show of the Royal
Florist Society will take'place at Ow
ingH Noveber Ith, 1908. An excellent
dinner and supper will be served.
( nine and enjoy this rare treat. Be
sure to visit the booths, where pot
plants and fancy work will he for
Man\ I.aureus Headers Have Heard It
ami Profited Thorebyi
"Good news travels fast," and the
amis of bad back sufferers in
Laurons are glad to learn that prompt
relict Is within their reach. Many a
lame, weak and aching back is bad
no more, thanks to Doan's Kidney
Pills. Our citizens are telling the
.I news of their experience with
tho old Quaker remedy. Here is an
i ??.ample worth reading:
W. C. 'Oil helberger, 115 W. Main
street. Laurens, s. ('.. says: "I shut I
always ho glad to say a good word for
Doan's Kidney Pills, as they proved of
great benefit to me several years ago.
\ that time I suffered a great deal
from backache, several times being
obliged to lay off from work on ac
count of it. There was also a dull
heavy aching across my loins ami
when I caught cold it always settled
in my kidneys and increased my Buff
ering two fold. The kidney secre
tions were frequent In action and 1
.'. 11 obliged to rise several times at
night on this account. After trying
numerous remedies without benefit,
I was led to take Doan's Kidney Pills.
I)) reading of the cures which they
They acted very satisfactoryily in
ii y ease and I did not have to take
tliein long when a complete cure re
sulted. 1 would advise anyone hav
ing kidney trouble in any form to go
to the Palmetto Drug Company, pro
cure Doan's Kidney Pills and give
them a thorough trial."
I'or sale by all dealers. Price 50
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents Tor the United
Remember the name?Doan's--and
take no other. ?
12 ami I lonly.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
lo lbs. good green Coffee for $1.
Try another barrel of Henry Clay
Flour, same price.
Fatten your hogs with our Rice
Meal, Bran and Shorts.
We are headquarters for Bagging
and Cotton Ties, old and new.
Von had better prepare for
next year by sov/lng plenty of
good Seed Wheat, Rye, Barley
and Oats. We can furnish you
To arrive this week- a car load
of Red Appier Seed Oats.
Laurens, S. C.
And all other persons
When you are ready to
take out your insurance
place it with us. We
offer strictly high-class,
old line insurance.
Losses paid promptly.
Give us a showing.
E. II. WILKES & SON
General Insurance, Stocks and
Laurens, S. C.
The time has come for
FRUIT OAK ES
We ars supplying the best ingredients
for Fruit Cakes to he found anywhere.
See us for
of all kinds.
A specialty in Pickles. Pin Money
Pickles are great sellers.
MAHAFFEY & BABB
Next door to Enterprise Hank Building
Phone 244. 11"> Laurens St.
.smz^mi ^ 11: ^ -ju ^ 11
]\\ir Supply of Seed
Wheat, Barley, Rye ^
and Clover. All kinds $
of clover seed, Crimson, ;
Red and Burr.
Get them now at
%mJ ^1 ITs W. 5r! ?F XT ^ 'T. T W. \J
J. L. M. IRBY
CIVIL KN (JIN K K It
Office over Laurens Drag Co.
Dr. King's New Life Pills
The best in the world.
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Bed Room Suits
With French plate mirrors in wash
stand and bureau, with carving to
match bed, bureau and wash stand.
On account of buying them in car-load quan
tities we have them at prices that you cannot
buy the same quality of Furniture at any
other place. Be sure to let us show you our
line before you buy as it will be money saved
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Upright, Grand i
McCord, the Piano Mae
Can sell you any kind of Piano. You take no risk in buying of
him. Every Piano is warranted. The Pianos come direct from
the factory to the purchaser, saving much cost and ma.J ? Hie
Lowest Price Possible
If you do not play the Piano, buy a Player Piano, it will execute
the music by the most renowned composers as skillfully as the
expert musician. Old upright pianos may be exchanged for Play
er Pianos. Recent purchasers: Mr. D. 1). Dixon, Mr. J. R.Fuller
Mr. J. L. Boyd, Mr. L. P. Nelson, Dr. J. I,. Donnon, Mr.' li \i
Chapman, Mr. W. Clinton Babb.
Write for catalogue or call.
WE WILL SAVB YOU MONEY.
For quick sale. Terms to suit the purchaser. One Lyon & Healy
6 octave Piano Organ, only $75.00. One Wilcox and White chanel
Organ, good for a school, $45.00. One Sterling Organ $35.00
One Kindergarten Organ $48.00. One Standard Organ $25.0o!
New and attractive Organs at prices to satisfy you.
L. A. McCORD
The Piano Man.
Laurens, S. C.