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OLD RAILROAD BONDS.
Attorney t. p. Cotbran Writes Com
inn ideation About Old Bonds.
Editor Dvily News:
Many years ago the townships of
Danklin and Oak Lawn M>ted bonds
to a large amount in aid of (lie Atlan
tic, (JreenviHe and Western rail t oad.
B.v .'. great blunder en the part of
somebody these bonds were not made
conditional upon the operation of the
railroad, but were issued and deliv
ered before the work was done. They
were transferred to "innocent pur
chasers" and when the railroad com
pany failed thes-e inn icent purchasers
brought suit to enforce the bonds.
The supreme court of this stat ? held
that the bonds were invalid, bat sub
sequently the matter was carried to
the federal courts and the supreme
c iuri of the United sti.tes finally held
that the bonds were good and had to
be paid. Thereafter a compromise
was affected and new bonds were is
sued in Danklin for $15,700 and in
Oak Lawn for $110,000, payable Janu
ary 1. 1PS7, with interest payable semi
annual)}' at b\j> per cent per annum.
To provide for the interest upon
these bonds an annual tax of 3',? mills
is levied upon all property in these
two townships; tl.is amounts in Dank
lin township to $St 13.50 and in Oak
J awn to $C05, a total of $1468.50.
if the railroad had been built the
county as a Whole WOUld have re
ceived the benefit Of the t;;xes col
lected from the rail rot 1. and of course
the townships otlu r than Dunkiln and
Oak Lawn would have received their
j>ro lata of these (axes. The enter
prise was therefore not solely for the
benefit of these two townships.
other bonds in . id of railroads have
been i?shed In the county. There are
outstanding bonds :> the amount of
$80,500 Issued by the < o?hty in aid of
the Air Line railroad and $44.000 in
aid of the Greenville and Laurens
railroad. The annual interest upon
these bonds is $4172.50 and ?iS!L'.r.o?
total $59$o. These being county and
n. t township bonds, the annual inter
est is paid ly all the townships, and
although neither of the railroads
touch Dunkiln or Oak Lawn town
ships they are forced to contribute
their pro rata (f the interest Upon
?ven if the railroad had been built
and the people in Danklin and Oak
Lawn had gotten the benefit of a rail
road through their section, they would
no; be upon an equal footing with
the ether townships, for Dunklin and
Oak Lawn contribute to pay the In
terest upon bonds for railroads whic h
do net touch them, while other town
ships would not help Dunkiln and Oak
Lawn to lay the interest upon the
bonds of their railroad, while getting
a pro rftn benefit of the taxes upon
Dnhklin .'ml Oak Lawn by (he fate
of events get no railroad, pay the en
tire Interest upon these let;!-:, and
help the other townships to carry
their burdens. Together they pay
m ariy ?? per annum upon tl e sr. i ?
oi ihleresa upon bonds of railroads
which do not touch them.
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school tuxes is i>*. mills, la addition
to ibis Dunklin and <pak Lawn pay
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(iCgally there is no obligation upon
i . ? to pay a
lej'ciii due by tinse two townships;
liny mnde a bad trade, and ;; harsh
view oi the situation weald he that
the.V ?-:::! and bear It: ..: the
Sam? time the ehterprisie was i >Jcct
ed for the benefit of th" entire coun
ty, and 11 ere is no reason from n or
al rtandpolhl Why the county ..s a
whole should hoi pay the Interest up
on bonds >r a railroad through Dunk
rloeli fo" ;> rnih'oifttl throhgb (ire^nVllle
ville, tint lei*. AiMin and Pnirview.
In \ I these
would b" lull r.n ."?'? bf Simple InStiCe
I , ?
r-ii?1 Oak Lawn have already paid
something like $i 0,000, possibly more,
on account of interest loop Air
Line and III??????.?.ville ?? LTvhrr'uS bonds,
which enterprises have given Ihetn no
other benefit 'hau (he pintill pro rata
of the taxes paid by th< -?? railroads,
These bonds lave been i inning over
thirty years an l eVery ><ar bunklin
and Oak Lawn have contiibn'ed their
t. P, C riftran.
Orecnville, S. <*.. Aug. '?. I AI I?
Rest Treatment Lor .?.
if for no other reason.
Iain's Sh Ivo should 14 hei
household on R ?eo int Of
heals the pari wIthoui l< a ?
?ere ?'i i *
ig a seftl
? JOMN SHANG BOLT. $
By W. D. S. |
In connection with Iiis leitet' last
week telling of the two Confederate
mothers residing near Tumbling
Shoals, one of whom was the mother
of the late .lohn s. Bolt, Mr. William
I>. Sullivan enclosed the following
Jolt it SllKllg Boll first volunteered
in the South Carolina regulars under
(.'apt. George James and was at the
capture of Fort Sumtes'. Lieutenant
Henry Farley comanded the mortar
bittery Fort Johnson that threw the
fir.st shell Into Fort Sumter. Bolt
was iii this gut) on w. He gave hie
their names but ! have lost the list.
Ocn man v.?.s from I'nion county, one
froth Spartanburg and another from
rite I.aureus Baptist Association.
The Laurens Baptist association
will meet with Mt, Pleasant church
eight miles south of Laurens Sept.
2S-29-30. Let all Baptist churches
see that delegates are elected and let
ail delegates elected come to stay
till close Of the st s don. Urethren,
this is our dear Saviour's business
ami an annual meeting, and can't we
give three days to this great work?
Urethren, what have we done about !
raising our apportionments? The
time is short, but much can be done
111 the next few weeks. Let each
church do her best to meet her obliga
tions, and let us all pray for and ex
pect a real spiritual meeting.
K. C. Watson.
The >\ liJte> in Laurens,
Long, long tliiie ago it was said by
some that did hot know much about!
these good people that they were mean '
to ino colored people; but all tins is
untrue?the very best feeling exists
between the white and colored people
in 1.aureus. This was seen a few
weeks ago in an effort on the part of
the colored people to raise money to
pay on a debt. Mr. Babb, the mayor
of the city, led the way. Mr. McCravy.
the ] ostmastcr, Messrs. Burns, Hon
nett, Philpot, Bagwell, Terry. Nichols,
Simpson, Miller, Sanders, Nash, and
others. We are very thankful for the
These good people and hundreds of
others that I have not mentioned
stand ready to help those that help
themselves. We nie thankful to our
heavenly Father for these good friends
to our work. Let the colored people
behave themselves, work, have man
ners and tie honest and they will al
ways have friends.
Mr. A. .1. Graham of Gr< cnville also
sent tis $10.00 for the work, for which
we are thankful.
I slant: for the moi'fil Uplift of my
people and for the welfare of human
.Vs. Hi Wi.:ker.
1.. .! r< i.s. S. c.
P. o. box 9:1.
i: Sated Ills Lop,
".Ml (bought I'd - ' ??
.1. A. Swonson. Watcrtowh, Wis.
? '!*? o years ol eczema, that fifteen doc
tors c ould to t ? me, '. at h st laid nie
up. Tlieti Bueklen'a Arnica Salve
it sound and well." Infallible for
Skin K.uj tie:: -, Hczcma. Salt Bhoum,
Boils, Fever Soi'es. Burns. Sor.'.dS.
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Co. i od I h!lP.i ttO 1?. u C6i
NOTIi !. OF I'Ll ( I ION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Lnttrons.
Whereas!, petitions signed by mor?
that ( no third of the iuallfied electors
arid freeholders residing in cross Hill
school districts. Not-. ! ami -'. Cross
ilill township. Laurens County, South
Carolina; cskitig for mi election upon
the quest Ion of levying ;?? il4 Mill
ta\ upon property i:; paid school dis
tricts to he used id: school purposes
have leeu li'.ed with the Clhitity board
of Fdueation, electloi .- (ire hereby or
dered upon siii.l question, paid elec
? , . V ol
on: those against the t?\ shall vote
a l allot containing the word "Mb"
written or printed thereon.
Polls shall op' ti at the h?Uf of tSVo
O'clock in tlie afternoon ami r< mi ill
open until four o'clock when they
shall (lose, and the ballots (Ott lit Cd.
The Trustees . hall report the re
sult of said election to the County
Auditor within ten drt.vs thereafter.
GKO. I.. PITTS.
Co. sv.pi. Education,
What about protecting
your property against los.7,
by fire. We have as p;oocl
as the best in the way of
Laurens Fire In
C. V/. McCRAVY, Mgr.
State of Sooth Carolina.
Notice is hereby given that in pur
suance of a commission issued to
the undersigned, ly the Secretary of
S?itc of said State, books of subscrip
tion to Greenville-Greenwood & Au
gusta Railroad Company will be
opened at Room Oth in the Palmetto
Building in the City of Greenville,
South Carolina, on September ISth,
1900, I 1'. M.
Notice is further given that the
undersigned will apply to the Secre
tary ot state at his office in Colum
bia, s. c, on the .ctii day ot Septem
ber, 19vP, :.' 11 o'clock A. XL, tor a
charter for said Greenville-Greenwood
Augusta Railway Conn any. witii
power on ih< part of said Company
to condemn lands for the right of way
for ;:s proposed railroad, which will
run from the City of Greenville, s. C.
through (!:<? city < f Greenwood, and
the town of Edgefield, to some point
on Savannah River opposite or near
ly opposite the City of Augusta, and
which will pass through the city of
Greenville, and the following town
ships, or son:" of them, in Laurens
County, to wit:- Sullivan and Water
loo, and through the town of Prince
Harry Briggs, Frank Hammond,
.1. P. Charles, .1. C. Fawcctt, and Har
ry i.. Zimmerman, Corporators. 3-4t
NOTICE (lb ELECTION.
Slat" of South Carolina.
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by more j
then one third of the qualified (lectors |
and freehold! rs of cross Hill school
districts No. ?' and t. Cross Hill town
ship, I.aureus county, South Carolina,
asking for an election upon the ques
tion of voting out of High school dis
trict No. ! in said township, county
and Stale, have been filed with the
County board of education, an election
Upon said question is hereby ordered,
said f ie- lion to be held on the Ith day
of s.emb< r, IIK'p, at the Wade school
house in school district No. :'.. and at
the Cine <;-ov<> school house if School
(MM ricd N". 1. t". " 'n inav
of the trustees of said school dtstr'etsi
Only such decors as rt-vurii real
or personal property for t; M ir. and
who exhibit (heir tax rcecipi apii reg
istration certificate as required in the
general election shall be allow ! to
Those who desire lo vote out of said
iiigh school district -ball vote a bal
lot with the Word "YtS" written or
primed thereon; those who desire to
remain in the said High school dis
trict snail vote a ballot containing the
word "No" written or printed thereon.
Polls shall open at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon and shall re
main Open until the hour of four
o'clock, when they shall close and
[ the ballots counted.
The trustees shall renor( the result
of said election to the County Auditor
within ten days thereafter.
GEO. 1.. PITTS.
County Supt. Education.
By Dr. F. J. Inman
I). Why do school children
with good sight, require
A. Mainly to rot the eyes.
The bye does not obtain it's'
growth until the child is about
the age of twelve. The gr?wing
eve is taxed beyohd its strength)
the proper glasses vest arid pre*
.?e'.'Ye the <
I strain, ' - nat-:i ' 1 y.
et,,a. ? . ..
I V \\ '
v j e lie adac >.'
reflect pain c;r.h??e 1 by strftlhihg
the eyes: tilt pain may he over
the eyes Ot thr- Ugh the teinpks.
The retiH ly for eye hcjricuichcs
is relief t,h.--c?. to he wprii while
Dr. F. J. INMAN
Laufens. South Carolina
Weekly Ball ?t
GREAT POPULARITY CONTEST
I Vote for
Our Hue of $3.50 Men's
Shoes niec.t every requirement
? of .'. moderate priced Shoe.
You can choose fr?tn several
smart shapely styles, having
all the appearance of a $5.00
The stock is Velour Calf, Patent
C?iit and <iun Metal Calf.
The shapes arc the same as the
higher priced Shoes.
We've all sixes and widths.
$3.50 is very popular price for
Men's Shoes these days.
We were bound t>? have the
We've Got Them!
This way for $3.50 Shoes.
R. E. CopeEand
'i\*ie ? ?.*.<-? p'iec Shoe St?re
Customers Shoes Shined L**ree.
R. C. GRAY, Manager.
We are selling; for this
Flour, Majestic 1st pat. $G.OO j
White Swan Best pat. 6.10'
2nd pat. Flour - 5.60'
Sugar - - - 5.30
Meal, unbolted - ,97.}I
Corn - .97.}
Oats - - - .65
Just arrived one car of I5ng
gir.g and Ties, see us before you
buy as we can save you money.
Now is the tiin< to buy your flour
as all mills rirc lot k'irig for h.i$jh
Laurens, South Carolina
Ice Cream |
For Desert |
Delicious and Re? |
Use JeUo ice |
Cream Powder |
all flavors. f
B Junket Tablets &
(Flavor to Suit) *
Fruit Jars i
Quarts and |
Mahaffey & Babb I
PltONE 214 LAl'KKN :. S. (!. 1
nT^sas^.^nr^rv1.afiESBI. BR9HBS vj
UM. CLIFTOX ?IOXI5S
offne In Simmons Building
Real Estate Offerings
j 325 acres litr.d t n lies of Cross Hill,
known as the old Campbell place.
Price 116 per sere. Knsy terms.
i 1?.'? acres o( land bounded by lands
M. i!. Holder, \V. i>. Abeierun Ule, npd
others; s room dwelling, ;> tenant
houses, j;ooit barn, ftiui onMmlldihgs.
Price $25.00 niav, Teviijs: St.O??
cash, remainder i:> 11 vo equal i;:s;..i
175 acres i:iiowii as old Goodgyn
place, t.as n room dwelling. '?' tenant
lull's, line corn mill lit pood running
Pl'lce $ij5(t0, Terms i.!??
122 acres of laud, bom tied by hinds
of Mailsel Owinps, UVa .iaoksoti, and
Warrior C*.e< k. Price $20 per aero.
117 acres of land rear Cray Cou.t.
bounded ty lands of K. 'I. Sh.dl, \V.
IS. Cray; seven veer.. cottage, line
barn and outbuildings .'..?1 line past4
tire. l'riee $00 p< r Hi re.
200 acres 61 laud near Purbin Crcofe
church, hounded ty lauds ol \v. T.
Parks an.I i.aim r.s White: i! t< haut
Louses. Well iln;bored, pood state of
cultivation. Price $,M uO per Kcrc.
:.T acres Irani, bounded ly lunds of
.1. It, W ell -;, i iiomits i< \\ is, ai il others
with live room dwelling, pood out
buildings; i.e. r iokcm, Price $15 per
One lot at Watts Mills, with seven
room cottage, ?00 fes t frOni liih) (00
feet deep; \. i;!; Pica! market, Price
i ? ....
Clinton.?NMlie I'UsiucsH '., :s on Proud
i 1 .L"'e i ? r lot. Two ict - fronting (hi
Musgrbve streit. $"(0 each. One
beautiful building let fronting Miis
grove strcefi price $_'.?<?". Oiic lit
with beautiful residence front hip on
.Mtisf.-roi o streot, price $".*>et'. s< d
n.e curly if you wish t?> purchase; this
is a.:: exceptional ? nortunity.
150 acres land, one-half mile of Dial
church, with ;i handsome dwelling,
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come (pitch if yen want ti.is place.
Price $50 per iu re.
f>2 acres of land just outside cd the
corporate limits of the town ol Gray
Court, with one tenant house. Price
$50 per acre.
Two acre lot in the town of Cray
Court, with 7 room dwelling, nicely
located. Price $2,500.
One businesH lot, re fi#t front, 150
feet deep, in l?wn <f Gray c <?uit.
one hu at Walls Mill--. 250 feet front
by 70 (cot deep, i room eottuge and
out buildings. Price $1,000.
M?> acres ef land bounded by
Will .Martin ami Garrett lands, seven
room dwelling 2 tenant I.e.! es, pood
barn nu.l out bul!dit:?,s. Price ?-">
4f' acres land near Owings Station
bounded by land of John Jones and
Tom Bramlett with I well lug and out
buildings price per itcre.
? seres of land, with dweUingi good
barb und out-buildings, near Owlugs.
Price $U.50o; teinis tmide easy.
144 acres bounded by lands of Jeff
Davis hud lierlM Mat tin: good ton
. ! ? s, ami good barti. Pri. ?
acr< * bii tl n? ar the Incorporated
<?' the Town id Po n t; in Inn
! Olli ? ? ?! 1 .V '<: '..('. of Hol t. 'i a- lor. T.
??:. N< Ison. J|in Adams and others;
dwellings ami out buiidliigst Price
100 ''??<? res ??? hi; 1. with five rooti
dwel?ag, ?-roont ti nant house, good
o.tt buildings, near Hickory Tavern,
Sullivan township. Price t '.*?.00 per
f? acres land in town of Lnnford,
with tenant iious, at $50.00 per acre.
('?,<? tot at Lumens Mill-;, with veil
.mm! i 11 .< V; chin.neys. Price $:;."><.?.
M- acres i f laid in one mile of the
town of Gray (i nt. with two dwell
ings. ! : Ice J :?<? per a re.
."it acres of land it town of Gray
Court, dwelling tihd outbuildings.
P'riCo per liCro.
i';^ acres oi land pear ttnhun Cre< k
cbUrchi S-room dwelling, three tenant
ho ises, l : :< e ?::.' .'.(? i ti rro*
I ' , '? ?
..it; t w. i
1 OS acres of land In Greet vHle cot;:. ?
!??. iliuler towiishlp, bounded by laid
pf M'ary Snow, und Taylor and CrelglP
toe place; known a the Thoi;;as Bon
pet! place, on Knoree river; six room
dwelling; - good ten a in i oitSi s and
store building. Price .?".<>.< c.
140 acres bounded ly lands of V.
p. Heliums and Mitchell Owens, in ::
miles <.t l.aurcns; _' dwellings an.'
out buildings. Price ? per acre.
One -i room cottage, with l .11 and
L* porches, on Gtolington avenue.
2 acres in town <>f Gray Court;
idee building t ic-. Price J5C0.00;
127 acres land in Sullivan township,
!i room dwelling, good out buildings, 1
tenant house. Price $>10 per acre.
10'' .".cr< s of land in Youngs township,
11 room dwelling, two tenant houses,
good varr.. I'rice $2.250.
547 acres land A miles of Laurent?,
bounded by lands Mrs. Burgess, !'.<'?
Brown, ,lno. Kladden and othersj C ten
aht Housck: "> horse farm in cultivation.
Will he .* it.to Ii p of 1" ? r? s tUc! .
Price $.2? p. ? acre.
Jo N. Leak
Real Ksiato, Stocks and Bon? Is. Gray Court, S. 0.
?v- -w -v -v v V v 'T V Hjc V^'^f^
Books, Tablets, Inks,
Pencils, all that is
needed for school boys
and girls. Get a list
of the books your grade
will use and buy them
before School opens
and save time.
PALMliTTO DRUG CO.
Ft RE fg
the house pgainst lightning! ?torrrt, flying ;i ?
waste of wear. It is the only roofir.:: !hu'. fits?laid in
time?no solder, no scams, fewest rtaili, least Cuttif r.
want the best roof money can bi:y?a rcof
lonff as the house?l?t t*?J show you safft] le cf the f01
of Cortright Metal Shingles, and houses right i.et \':
been covtrcJ with them for years.
FOR SALE BY
1 ?COOKS &. JOiifjM. i. Ill * "