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SOLD UNDER HAMMER
Nought By E. W. Robertson of Coluiu
hlsi Description of Property ami
Cost of Construction.
"Anderson, Oct. 12.?For $154,750
the properties of the Anderson Trac
tion company were today sold under
the hammer to Edwin \V. Robertson
of Columbia. The properties Include
1C miles of city and Interurhan lines,
rolling stock, real estate, power plant,
equipment, etc., and are generally es
timated being worth $250,000.
"The sale was by order of Judge J.
C. Prltchurd of the federal court and
resulted from the case of the Interna
tional Trust Co. of Maryland against
the Anderson Traction company. The
Trust company held the first mortgage
on the properties and was responsi
ble for the matter being brought In
the federal courts.
"Mr. Robertson was a receiver of
the company and held second mortage
on the properties. There were no
bidders in Judge Prltchard's first de
cree providing for an upset price of
$I7."?,000 and encumbrance of prop
erties, A second decree provided for
no upset price and for damages that
might accrue out of certain suits.
Under this decree Mr. Robertson and
the Trust company submitted bids.
"The properties were knocked down
to .Mr. Robertson, who announced he
fore leaving Anderson that a company
will ho organized to operate the com
pany and that Anderson persons will
he given an opportunity to take stock."
Description of Plant.
"The property consists of a modern
plant, with power station, car barns,
repair shops, rolling stock and other
usual equipment, all practically new.
The trackage covers the towu fairly
well und there is a surhurhan line ex
tending to Helton. 10 miles distant.
"The Anderson Traction company
has 8 1-11 miles of city truck, which In
cludes the lines to several cotton
mills, and 10 miles of interurban road
extending from Anderson to Helton.
"The total indebtedness of the
company, including interest to July
1. 1009, is approximately $220.000. of
which $100.000 and interest is owing
to the International Trust company
ot Baltimore, Md.. secured by mortg
age; $55,000 and Interest is owing the
National Loan and Exchange hank of
Columbia, secured by mortgage; $5,000
and interest is owing the Hank of
Anderson, secured by mortgage, and
$:!,000 and interest is owing Edwin
W. Robertson of Columbia, secured
by mortgage: the city of Anderson
holds a claim for about $3,500, which
the mortgage creditors agree is a prior
claim. Then the General Electric
company has claims amounting to
about $22,000 for part of which they
tiled mechanic's lien, and the whole
amount they claim under the reten
tion clause in their contract. Balance
of Indebtedness is to various credi
tors on open account.
Cost of Construction.
"The city lines, including power
house, car shed, park improvements
and machine shop. $!i7,">.'!2.7tj.
"Real estate. $8,610.
"Interurban line, $189,814.23.
"Power house equipment, $20,154.15
"Holling stock, city and interurban,
"The upset price of the property,
as fixed by the federal court, was
$170.000. Us sale to Mr. Robertson
for less than that sum is explained
by the fact that Mr. Robertson ac
cepted a liability of $35,000 to dam
age suits which may arrlse.
"Those accidents from which suits
have already arisen or may arise are
as follows: Hoy's arm broken,
hoy's leg broken, man's hip dislocat
ed, two men killed, man badly in
Words to Freeze the Soul.
"Your son has consumption. His
case is hopeless." These appalling
words were spoken to Qeo. B. Hlevens,
a leading merchant of Springfield, N.
C, by two expert doctors?one a lung
specialist. Then was shown the won
derful power of Dr. King's New Dis
covery. "After three weeks' use."
writes Mr. Hlevens, "he was as well
as ever. I would not take all the
money in the world for what it did
for my hoy." Infallible for Coughs
and Colds, it is the safest, surest cure
for desperate I.ung discuses on earth.
50c. and $1.00. The Laurens Drug
Co. ami the Palmetto Drug Co. guar
antee satisfaction. Trial bottle free.
Cut hay into about one-inch lengths
and pour enough hot water on it near
ly to cover. Let it stand over night,
and feed in the morning. Peed about
three times a week during winter.
The Best Plaster.
A piece of flannel dampened with
Chamberlain's Liniment and hound on
to the affected parts is superior to any
plaster. When troubled with lame
back or pains in the side or chest
give It a trial and you are certain to
be more than pleased with the prompt
relief which it affords. This liniment
also relieves rheumatic pains and is
certain to pleaue anyone suffering
from that disease. Sold by the Lau
rens Drug Co.
UltKAT IMiKl'AKATIONS M \IM.'.
N'exl Week Will See Ureul Festivities
III ('llilI'll StOII.
Charleston, Ocl 18-?The week
stuns off on the first day,?Monday,
October 25th, with a magnificent
spectacular exhibition by the Knights
of Pythias. This seems to Insure a
largo proportion of the arrivals on
the opening day of the Festival, ami
11 is appropriate that there should bo
Buch a compelling evenl thai day. for:
ibis week will be one to bo remem
bered among the most Interesting ami
delightful weeks in tin' history of our '
On Tuesday night tin- first concert
is given. On Wednesday afternoon
and evening there will also be eon
The committee on amusements have
sent special agents to the north to
select an assembly of the most edu
cational and instructive yet interest
ing entertainments thai could be ob
tained in the eastern part of ibis
it is proposed to make a mngulil-1
cent brilliantly lighted midway on a ;
large open space located conveniently
to tlie car lines around which the'
cream of these entertainments will j
be grouped. Arrangements have j
been completed at heavy oxpense for [
the converting of King street into a
veritable golden highway each night
on a scale that can be equalled no
where in this COtllttI') except on lb"
larger thoroughfare of Rrondway in
New York city.
On Friday evening will be seen
what will be to many of us a delight
ful revival of the years gone by. The
committee on illumination proposes
to concentrate on that night the en
tire appropriation for lire-works ami
gunpowder display, instead ol" scatter
ing this over two or three evenings,
as lias been the case in several recent
It is promised hal the result will
be such as to fittingly announce the
filial night s celebration of this me
morable week in anticipation of
which so much work and energy is
now being expended in Charleston.
"I'd Rather Die, Doctor,
than have my feet cut off,-' said M I.
Blngham, of Prlncevllle, ill. "But
you'll die from gangrene (which had
eaten away eight toesl if you don't.'
said all the doctors. Instead, he used
RllCklen's Arnica Salve till wholly
cured. Its cures of Kczema. Fever
Sores, P.oils. Burns and Piles astound
the world. 25c at tin- Laurens Drug
Co. and the Palmetto Drug Co.
A POLICY OF INSURANCE
may be the means of preventing
your profit turning1 into loss. It
has been so in many eases. It is
tv?o bad to build up a profitable
business and then have it ruined
beyond hope of restoration for
the lack of insurance.
WE'RE READY TO INSU RH
you right now in one of the best
companies in the world. Say the
word and we'll issue you a policy
?4- Li?w Range
Laurens, S. C.
All Fire Insurance
Companies are Good
and any policy is all right if yon
do not have a fire.
When you have a fire, how
ever, a properly written policy in
a good company is the one you
should have. P.etter see about
this matter before the fire occurs.
There are no better com
panies in the country than the
National Fire Insurance Co., of
Marlford and Fire Association of
Philadelphia, represented by
J. J. Adams
at Bank of Laurens
Tin- Stale of South Carolina,
County of I.aureus
Court of Common Pleas.
William L. Hryson. W. Hate;; Hryson,
Wales (). Bryson, Alice A. Hryson,
and Mamie L. Hryson, Plaintiffs,
Sarah Hryson and Annie Sue Hryson,
Pursuant to a decree of the Court
in this case, all persons holding
claims against M. II. Hryson. deceased,
are hereby notified and required to
present and esiahlish the same before
me at a reference to he held in my
ofilce on the L'sth day of October, 1909.
JOHN' V. HOLT.
Clerk of Court.
Copyright Flour per bbl. $6.25
25 lb. Sack Sugar 1.40
100 lb. ?Sack of Salt .60
Seed Oats per bushel .70
8 lb. package of Coffee 1.00
Fat Back per lb. .13
3 lb. can of Tomatoes .10
1 lb. can of Salmons roc
or 3 for .25
We gin Cotton, per bale 1.00
We buy Cotton Seed, per
We buy Cattle, at 2 >.. to 3c
We buy most anything.
We sell most everything
J. D. Culbertson
Madden, S. C.
Be it ever so Humble
there's no place like home if it is
your own. It isn't necessary that
it should be so humble in your
We'll sell you a Home
for a little money down and take
the balance in easy monthly pay
ments. You can move right in
and free yourself from paying
rent at once. Bring your wife
when you come to see us about
it. She'll appreciate the oppor
all heart hand drawn,
car load lots.
Write for prices.
Laurent), S. C.
Rij, 7th Street.
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Laurens, South Carolina