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IN SOUTH CAROLINA
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Hultlmorc, Mil. Former C.ov< ?rni;r
Miles It. McSweency of Ham; ton, S. C,
died early Wednesday morning at
Mount Hope rctroat, after an Miners
of several months. lie came here in
July in failing health und Kiew worse
until the end. His widow ;r:d son.
Hugene I'.. McSweency, were with him
at the time of his death. They had
the body sen! to Hampton, the former
home of the c x governor.
Miles Menjamiu McSweency was
horn in Charleston April is. is:.:..
Four years later his father died of
yellow fever, and the orphaned hoy
was left to make his own way through
the world. At the age of 10 he was
Selling newspapers. Later he clerk* d
in a bookstore and at the same time
attended night school. lie served an
apprenticeship as a Job printer and
worked for newspapers in Charleston
and Col umhin. He won the Washing
ton and Lee university scholarship of
fered to members of the Charleston
Typographical union, hut owing to lack
of means his college career was re- ?
strict ed to a v< ry short term.
In 1 s77 Mr. McSwccney moved to
Ninety-Six, where he published the'
Ninety-Six ttuardinil until 1ST!', when
he removed to Hampton and began
ihe publication of the Hampton Coun
ty Guardian, which he continued until |
within a few months of his death.
For eight years Mr. McSweency was
president of the South Carolina Press '
In addition to his journalistic pur- I
suits Mr. McSweency played a prom
Inent part in South Carolina politics,
For ten years from I8SI to IStM Io
was chairman of the Hampton county.
Democratic executive committee. In
l8fM he was elected to Ihe state legis
lature, and in 1800 became lieutenant
governor, Which place he Idled until
1809, when he succeeded to the gov
ernorship on the death of (5ov. W. II.
Fl leihe. In 1904 he was elected gov
ernor. At the expiration of his term
he retired from politics and devoted
himself to tin- interests of The Guard
ian. For seven.i years Mr. McSwee
ney was a member of the state Demo
cratic executive committee.
Kock Hill W inthrop college began
Iis ifith session Wednesday with a
great attendance of over Ten students. ,
The force to take charge of this large
enrolment consists of .'? officers ami ,
teac hers. 'l i e course of study has I
been broadened and strengthened
much this year by the creation of new \
departments ;,!.,-. (he luhlith n of In
structors in others,
Anderson?Hon. .1. W. Ashley, num
ber of the house of representatives
from Anderson County, today d. hied
emphatically the report current tIii?i
he Intends I > enter a plea of guilty
to the peonage charge at the next
term of the federal court. Mr. Ashley
says that he is hoi guilty and that lie
Intends 16 clear himself of the charge.
Ills case was heard at Greenville sev
eral W< ? ks ago tiild : < stilted in a mis
Columbia -The secretary <f state
Friday issued a (harter to the Grccu
Vllle. Greenwood and Augusta railroad.
The proposed road is to he one hun- '
dr. d nhd twenty miles in length, run
lillVg from the city of Oreeiivlllc ;<> a
point in Aik? m county on the Savannah '
river, opposite the city of Atlpusia.
Wil! he operated by steam, of standard
gauge, ami v.iii do a general freight
and passenger business. The mini
mum capital of I he company i-^ J?_'?<>.
000 and rrirty lie Increased to $.!.6uti.ooo. 1
The corporators of 'he company are; ;
Henry itiicLs. Frank Hammond and .1.1
P. Charit s 1.1 Greenville and .1. <\ Fn w
cett and Harry 1.. Zfmmcrly of N'ew
York. The r?ad will run ihrougli'
Waterloo and Sullivan townships in ,
Spartanburg ,loo Rates, n former
member of the Spartanburg police
force, Who on the 2!Mh of August last
Shot and killed Docia Bolter, WU? sen
tenced in the court of general sessions
by Judge DoVore to hang on Friday.
the 29th day of October. When asked
if he had Anything to say why sen
tence of death should not he passed
upon him, it.-.tes remained silent.
Stnnyarne. Wilson, his attorney, how- j
over, spoke for him. making motion
for an arrest of judgment on the
?round that when the testimony was)
all In, after arguments had boon mado
and before the .Indue Charged the jury,
that the jurymen were permitted and
did disperse over the city <>t Spnrtan?
burg. The motion was overruled.
Coltimbla Mayor Samuels of Chen
tor has receded from his bluff about
refusing to resign as mayor following
hlfl confession on the stand hero in
the dispensary graft cases Rgalnst 'a^
s. Farunm. Seeing tbat the demand
for his resignation was too strong and
Insistent Mr. Samuels Friday night
sent to a mass meeting of citizens at
Chester Iiis rosignatlon, nccoinpained
by a rc<|uost thai no denunciatory
resolutions !?? adopted. His request
was granted, and a number of short
Bp< eches wore made asking the press,
pulpit ami citizens generally to drop
all further adverse comment.
CHj Council Mel .Monday.
The city council in a regular moot
ing last Monday night, passed two
resolut inns of Importance and Interest
to many people in tin- city. It was
voted ft> allow the civic league half
the proceeds of lines resulting from
violation of the garbage law.
A resolution was passed ordering
the authorities to at once begin the
work of re-numbering the houses in
the city, and numbering those that
have been built since the work was
done some years ago. This is in
preparation of the free city delivery
of mails that is to he established <?i
Death of .Mr. Miles Nix.
Mr. Miles Nix, aged 82, died at the
home of his son-in-law. Rev. W. I>.
Hammen, in this city on last Thurs
day night, death being due to the in
firmities of old age The funeral and
interment services were held at Cedar
Shoals church in Spartanburg county
on Saturday, conducted by Rev. .1. A.
11 rock of Watts mills. For a num
ber of years Mr Nix has made his
home with his daughter, Mrs. W. I),
ilammett, having moved from Union
ounty to Spartanburg and thence here
with Mr. and Mrs. Ilammett. Mr..
Nix was a thorough gentleman, a good
Citi/.eil and a consistent member of
the Baptist church
The books of the County Treasurer
will be open lor the collection of State.
County ami Commutation Road Taxes
for fiscal year. 190!), at the Treasurer's
otllce from October I.MIi to December
:t 1st. ?I0J?. After December :: 1 si. one
per icnt will be added. After .Innu
Itry l st. two per cent, will be added.
and after Kehruar) 2sth, seven per
rent, will be added till the I Mil dllj of
March, 14?in. when the books will be
AH persons owning property in more
than one township are requested to
call for receipts in each of the several
townships in which the property is lo
cated. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty may he attached.
All able-bodied male Citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and tin years of
ilge are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00,
except old soldiers, who are exempt
at titty years of age, Commutation
Road Tax $1.00 in lien of road duty.
Road Tax to be paid by toe 1st day
of March. 1010. Other taxes to be
paid Rt the time stated above.
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by cheek, money-order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names
to be taken off are requested to semi
them early, and give the township of
each, as the treasurer is very busy
during tin- month of December,
The tax levy is as follows:
State Ta < . :.i, Mills
Ordinary County Tax .... :"?, Mills
Special Railroad Tax _ l Mills
I load Tax . It Mills
Constitutional Schoo.1 Tax. :: Mills
SPKCI \ I. S( IKMII.S.
I.aureus NO. II . f. Mills
Trinity Ridge No. I . ; Mills
Maddens No. 2 . 2 Mills
Nnrnic No. . ?_? Mills
Patley's No, i . 2 Mills
Mills No. :. . 2 Mills
Oak Grove No. ft . 2 Mi Iis
Votings' No. 2 . :'. Mills
fountain inn No. Ill) .10 Mills
Lanford No. lo . 2*i Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 ~ Mills
Dials Tow Iis hip,
Green Pond No. l . :: Mills
Shlloh No, . 2 Mills
Gray Court-OwliigM No. .". .... 2 Mills
llarksdi le No. ?'? . ?_' Mills
Dials ('hurt '.i No. 7 . 2 Mills
No. ;; . 3 Mills
? t .
No. ?. i Mills
Tumbling Shoal- No. .... 2' _. Mills
Drowerton No. 7 . :\ Mills'
Sullivan Township Railroad
Pond . I Mills
Waterloo To unship.
Watt rloo No. 11 . :: Mills
Mt. Gallagher No. I . :: Mills
Bethlehem No. 2 . 2 Mills
Kkom No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. I . 2 Mills
No. . Mills
Mt. Pleasant No, ?> . 2 Mills
Cross Hill Township,
Cross Hill No. 13 . (1 Mills
Cross Hill No. 1 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 2 . 2 Mills
Cross I! i'l No. l . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. r? . 2 Mills
Cross inn NO. ?'? . 2 Mills
Mount-, ille No. If. . 1';. Mills
I lunter No. 2 . 2 Mills
II unlor No. ;>, . '< Mills
Clinton No. 5 . ;; Mills
Lanford No. in . 2Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 " Mills
I O. MOCK,
October I, 1100.
UK VW WEEK'S WORK.
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charge ot housebreaklng and larceny
and was klvcn two years.
Tl < following eases were continued:
Ab O'Shiclds iin<l Giles Pitts, assault
and batery \\it!i Intent to Kill; J. M.
Wlnn. violation ??r dispensary law;
J. C. Jerry, assault and battery with
intent to kill; Green Alversoit and!
Will Hughes, vh!a;ion of the Carey
Cotkran liquor law; G, A. Copeland,
obstructing the public highway; Kew
!? ?? Sullivan, Junior and Senior, as
sault and battery with intent to kiH;
.!. Ferrel Mllani, ndultery.
Hold-Over (.rand Jurors?
The following six menihers Of the
grand jury were drawn to s? rve next
year: J. I >. Woods. It. G. Wallace. |).
M. Williams, w G. Boazman, W. C.
.Mitchell and W. c. Curry.
Foreman V. A. White.
Mr V. A. White of Owings, the retir
ing foreman of the grand jury, en
joys (?) the distinction of having
served the county two years in this
capacity. At the first term of the
1908 court he was appointed as fore
man, in Septembe r of the same year,
at the final session, he was among the
six hold-over members of the body 1
drawn to serve another year. So, I
when the present grand jury was or- i
ganized at the March term.Mr. White
was again named to preside over its
deliberations. He has rendered his
county faithful service, having the '
hearty support of seventeen other du- I
liful Citizens this year ns well as last. ,
f inal Presentment IftOfl.
Wednesday at noon the grand jury
made its final presentment und was
discharged. The report follows: '
We. the grand jury. beg leave to ex- I
tend our thanks to His Honor the Pre- ?
siding Judge S. W. G. Shlpp, for- his
courtesies nnd kindness shown as at I
this term, also would we thank all the i
other officers of the court.
We have pasSed upon ail hills hand- I
ed us by the solicitor. ,
We heu leave to report that the sev
eral committees appointed by the' fore- (
man to look after the public schools. ,
roads and bridges, public buildings,
offices of tin- county, and rount.v home, i
have reported satisfactorily. Kspec- .
inlly would we call attention to the
progress made by the schools in refer- i
ence to better buildings and more ef- |
ficient teachers employed.
We- have1 had before us menihers of
the legislature and have their promise
to have an appropriation made at the
next meeting of the legislature1 of $500
as a minimum or $1,000 as a maximum
sum e? used in addition to the $500
nlrealv appropriated by the legisla
ture to meet the1 expenses of auditing
the1 hooks of the offices of I.aureus
county, believing that it would he to
the best end to have this audit in g (One.
and see if the reported shortage exists.
In furtherance cd' which we recom
mend that, as soon as the necessary
funds are in hand, that the1 supervisor
employ such experts as he may see
fit to (!?> :',is work.
W". the grand jury, employed Mr.
A. Power to assist us in ( xamlning
the hooks, and ask that bis bill, ten
dollars, tor sue!) services be ordered
\n uk-sk w incut m pti \ls.
Pcndlcton Man < laiiiis Bride in Lau?
rcus < ountj.
The marriage of Miss Lilia Adalr I
md Mr. Herbert w. Seawright was
solemnized at s o'c lock last Wednes
day evening a: the home of the bride,
Rev. J. ii. i(b?te ii of Clinton officia
When Lohengrin's wedding march
was Bounded, Miss Flieh Sea'wright
and Mr. .ludson L?ngsten entered the
parlor, followed t>y Xllgit Alma Tribble
and Mr. CriVt-vford. Miss Rosa Sea
wrighi ami Mr. Foster; and Miss Olhel
TRICKS DON'T COUNT
ami can never be relied upon for results
which meet with the approval of those
who favor us with their
PLUMBING, HEATING AND
Insanitary systems which do not come
up to requirements should he replaced.
Improved health and less doctor's
bills will repay the outlay. Estimates
cheerfully furnished for new or repair
DoaK ? McKechnie
Sou Hi Harper Street
Phone 292 Laurens, S. C.
You will find
the largest and
best line of
Bed Room Suits
all made of solid
in different designs and sizes with
\ French Plate Mirrors. On account of
? buying in car load quantities direct
^ from the manufacturers, we have them
at prices that will be money saved for
you if you will see our line before you
la Madden and Mr. Robert Seawright.
These couples formed an aisle down
which Miss Adalr and Mr. Seawrighi
came, and there the very Impressive
ceremony was performed, being wit
nessed i>y a number of friends and
relatives. The parlor w;:s very
pretty with simple decorations of
golden rod. ivy and ferns.
The brides gown was of soft white
material, trimmed with aplique and
laoe. The ceremony was followed
by a reception, a sumptuous supper
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. \y. \v. Adair, and a most popular
and attractive yout.u lady.
Mr. Seawrlght is a successful busi
ness man ol Pendlet on, s. c. where
lie lias a furniture store. They re
ceived a number of beautiful and use
Mr. and Mrs. Seawrlght left for
their home on Thursday, with the best
wisli? s < i cine and all in thifi < immun
Kiim's Daughters llaraar,
The local t'hapter of the King's
Daughters win conduct a baza'ar at
the armory on Friday, November I2tli.
All the ladies of tiie city are request
mil-.'!, and be prepared 0:1 ;!>;.? day
to assist in the cause.
Reminiscences ot Hill Sye.
Morphet, the magician, relates many
interesting reminiscences of the late
Bill Nye. Years ago he and Bill were
room mates at Chlppewa Falls, Wis.
They were then in their early teens.
Iloth belonged to the local volunteer
lire company, which was more of a
reading club than a lire department.
They took part In many of the ame
teur theatricals given in the place.
Bill, who showed a good deal of abil
ity, was advised by bis friend, Mor
phet, to adopt the Stage as a profes
sion. I ill, however, took np news
paper work and later appeared on
the lecture platform with marked suc
cess. Mr. Morphet appears ;.t the
graded s- liool auditorium tonight.
Tribble's Shoes and < lot hing.
Never i:: the history of the shoe and
clothing business In Lntirens has there
been a better stock of slices and clo
thing thatl is now to be seen at the
Tribute Clothing Co. No pains have
been spared to make this a year of
unequalled opportunity for our cus
tomers. When wo opened up for bus
iness here, oar intention was to show
a stock that would attract ami please,
We have it now. All your winter
i wants, j.'i at lernen, we are ready to stip
: ply. Come and see. Our advertise
I meat on nnother page does not tell
I half the trie. Come and see. Trib
[ hie Clothing Co.
A Card of Thanks.
We take iiiis opportunity of extend
ing our heartfelt thanks to our friends,
neighbors and all others who rendered
us BUCh material aid in our recent
misfortune in the sickness and death
of our little daughter. Our hearts
are filled with graditude which we can
not express for this unmerited kind
ness and sympathy, and we pi ay Co l's
blessing upon those who mourn with
us in this hour of sadness and be
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Stoudenmire.
The state of Sent), Carolina,
Count} of Laurens
Court of Cemnuiu Picas.
William !.. Brysoji, W. Bates Bryson,
Wal< R o. Bryat ... .Mio v.. Bryson,
ami Mamie L. Bryson. Plaintiffs,
Sarah P.'y.-..n and Annie Sue Brysoiu
Pursuant to ;? decrefc (if 1110 Court
in this case, : !l persons holding
claims against Mi II. Bryson, deceased,
are hereby notified and required 10
present and establish the same beforo
ni" at a reference lo be I" id in hiv
ofllce on the USth day ol October, 1000.
JOHN r. lK'i.T.
Clerk of Court.
Simpson, Cooper ?5: Bahh.
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Cow In.
prompt attention given to nil business.
Musical and Festival Week i
[ October 25 = 30. I
\ Russian Symphony Orchestra i
I Th best organized and most uniform in ^
I talent in the United States, supported by a spien- \
I did chorus of two hundred male and female voices. ^
I Special rates from all points in South Carolina. ^
l \sk the Preacher, Ask the Doctor, ?
i Ask the Lawyer, Ask the Banker. |