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; Men who do things carry the
Howard Watch. In the field,
in the counting room, in the study
?Howard time has been a factor
in every event that has made
America what she is.
Price fixed by printed ticket?
$35 to $150. -
v Let us ?uvw you this ditlinclivo watcu.
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We are the only Jewelers
in Laurens that sell the How
JANUARY 5TH 1910
The Following Described
1 Saw Mill
1 Shingle Hill
All this machinery is com
paratively new and will be
knocked down to the highest
bidder for cash.
J. N. Leak
The Real Estate Man
about what to give? If you are let
us help you to decide. Our cases
We will gladly offer suggestions and
allow you a careful inspection of
any article we have.
A Giver is Judged by
So it is necessary that you buy the
best. Select a store that is building
a reputation by handling only the
best. That is where we help you.
You cannot make a more sensible
and appreciated Christmas (lift
Gentleman's or Ladies'
We carry a full line of
Waltham, Elgin and
also other good makes at reasonable
Joweler and Optician
Next to Gray's Hotel
Laurenr, S. C.
Notice Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting of the County
Hoard of Commissioners of Laurens
county will he hold at the supervisor'^
otflce on Thursday the 6th day of Jan
All persons holding claims against
the county will tile them with the
county clerk on or before the 1st day
ot January as requrcd by law.
20-It County Clerk.
WILL SOON REPORT
ON ASYLUM PROBE
Senator Ciiristfiiscu Talks of Investi
gation Recently Held?Shock
Senator Neils Chrlstensen, Jr., of
Beaufort, chairman of the joint legis
lative committee appointed to investi
gate conditions in tho State hospital
for the Insane at Columbia was in '
Charleston today and was asked by a
reporter for The Evening Post con- i
corning the progress made by bis
committee in the investigation. Senat
or Christensen said that the investi
gation had been concluded and that
the committee is now formulating a
report for submission to the General
Assembly which convenes on the elev
enth of next month.
"The testimony taken before the
committee," said Senator Christensen,
"is being printed and will be available
in a few days. Any member of the
legislature and any newspaper inter
ested may have a copy by sending a
request to a member of the committee.
The most important matter to be con
sidered at the coming session of the
Legislature is the report of their com
mittee that has Investigated the State
hospital for the insane. Unfortunate
ly, the report will not be ready for two
or three weeks. It will contain sev
eral special reports by experts which
are not yet ready. These togother with
facts gathered by the committee from
personal examination of physical con
dition and records here and elsewhere
are perhaps more important than the
testimony of witnesses refercd to. Hut
it would be advisable for legislators
and the people generally to acquaint
themselves with their testimony which
throws a Hood of light on the deplor
able conditions that are general
throughout our state hospital for the
"It is going to take several hundred
thousand dollars to put this institu
tion in reasonably good condition. Es
timates have not been made yet, but
the total necessary Is not likely to be
under $000.000. That is a minimum.
There can be no doubt that if the
facts become known this or a larger
sum, if it be found necessaray, will be
voted. Hut there is danger that the
facts will not become thoroughly un
derstood In time for the people to
make their wishes felt at this session.
Up to this time the facts have been
minimized by certain news agencies
and in only a few instances have the
newspapers given anything like a full
and accurate account of the testimony.
So. I want to suggest to the press gen
erally that they get the testimony and
read it for themselves.
"While it would he very unfortunate
to allow such an investigation as this
to become an attack on Individuals
there will also be a lamentable out
come if a desire to shield individuals
should result in covering up condi
tions. We are here dealing with mat
ters of life and death. There is no
question that the death rate ;it ibis
institution is abnormally hinh and the
recovery rate abnormally low, owing
to the shocking sanitary conditions,
poor equipment, a lack of proper treat
ment and lax methods throughout nil
branches of tho institution that are
deplorable. It is painful to make these
general criticisms, for there are many
faithful workers at this hospital strug
gling with conditions that only their
superiors can remedy and they are as
anxious as any to see them remedied.
The report will make these details
"Meanwhile every family in this
state that is peculiarly interested in
the hospital should demand that all
the facts be known and proper means
taken to remedy the evils. None of
us can afford to ignore the needs of
these unfortunates, whose condition is
now a disgrace to our state. We have
the opportunity to step Into the first
rank in our care of tin* insane and the
people are sure to take it if they are
given the facts."
MERRY WIDOW is a rich man's to
bacco, but you Ret it at a poor man's
price from .M. H. Fowler.
Card of Thanks.
1 wish to thank my many friends for
the kindness and sympathy shown mo
and my family during the illness and
at the death of my dear wife.
It. s. Griffin.
Hostie Miss Jnnle; Bolt, Davie;
Courlne, Miss Janie; Cook, Miss Mary
Lee: Davenport, Eilen; Dannel, Miss
Matilda; Ellis, T. G.; Gitter Ezoll;
Irby, Mrs. Lucy; Johnson. Julia; Jack
son. Frank; James, Carrie; Jeffers.
Mrs. Minnie; John, H. 1).; Langley,
Mrs. Nancy; Mill, \Y\; Nelson. Miss
Snllie; Owingfl, Essie; Purse, I\ T.I
Queen, Claude; Robinson, Missouri;
Royal, Jas. lt.; Saalter. Mrs. Emma;
Stakes, I'riscilla; Stag is. Miss Aggie;
Shell, Mrs. Lucy; Tolhert, Mack;
Vance. Lizzie; Washington. Mira.
The above letters have remained in
this office for the period of two weeks
ending Dec. 25th 1000. Persons de
siring any of the said letters will
please call at the Gonoral Delivery
Window and upon the receipt of one
cent same will he delivered to them.
ceo. s. McCravy, P. M.
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Rev. E. C. Wntson and family left
on Monday for Spartnnburg county to
spend this week with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Sims of Chester
spent the holidays in the city with Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Burton.
Mr. F. K. Spratt spent Saturday and
Sunday with his homo folks in Chester.
Mr. .lohn Y. Qniilngton was in tin
city this week.
Prof. ('has. F, Brooks, superlntend
' ent of the Bi8hopvllle graded schools.
! is spending the holiday vacation in
Laurens and at Gray Court.
i Mr. .lohn H. McCuen of Bel ton vis
ited his sister. Mrs. W. L. Taylor, this
Dr. J. Knox Simpson, of Saint Mary's
hospital. Rochester, Minn., is spend
I ing the holidays with his mother, Mrs.
.1. P. Simpson.
Prof. .1. Furman Thomason, super
intendent of the North Augusta graded
school, has heen with relatives in the
, ctt3 since Friday.
Mr. Clarence Templeton of Green
ville was in the city for a few days
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Peterson of
Union are visiting in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. Arthur Taylor are
visiting at Ciay Court and Princeton.
Mr. .lames M. ('lardy of Columbia
was a Christmas visitor to Laurens.
Mr Loyd L?ngsten of Caroleen. N.
C, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
j J. Lee Langston.
Messrs Q. B. and R. B. Taylor of
' Sullivan township were in town one
day during the week.
Mr. John McCravy of Columbia was
the guest of Laurens relatives Satur
day and Sunday.
Mr. John Crews of Columbia spent
i part of the holiday season in the city
with home folks.
Mr. L. 1). Curry of Cray Court was
in the city on Thursday.
Miss Rebecca Blackwell of t'nion
spent Christmas in the city with her
brother, Mr. L. B. Blackwell, returning
; home yesterday.
Dr. and Mrs. (). It. Mayer of New
herry spent the holidays in the city
with the family of Mr. W. W. Jones.
Mr. Calhoun McGowan of Columbia
' is spending the holidays ot home; he
! will return to the University on Jan
Mrs. S. R. Talley of Fairfax, after
a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W*. L. Boyd, returned to her home yes
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shelly of Wil
mington. N. C. spent the holiday in the
city with relatives.
Messrs Edwin Lucas and Carlos
Moseley of Wofford college spent the
holidays in the city with their parents.
Miss Toccoa Caine of Converse col
lego Is spending the week with her
mother. Mrs. Rosa I. Caine.
Col. Robt. N. Cunlngham of Rose
mont was one of the distinguished
Christinas visitors to the city, bring
ing cheer and good fellowship.
Mr. Nat Owlngs, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. .1. Owlngs, who has heen living in
the state of Oklahoma for the past
two years, is on a visit to his parents
and other relatives.
Solicitor Cooper spent Saturday in
Mr Julian Rlnckwcll was a Christ
mas day visitor to Columbia.
It is probably not necessary to note
1 the lad. hut there will he no delivery
of mail by the rural letter carriers on
Saturday, New Year's day.
Miss Lilian llalrston of Rnartan
burg is visiting her father, Coroner
I R. O. llalrston.
Mr. Eugene Pouche of Clinton was
in the city Monday afternoon.
Mrs. W. 11. Garret and Miss Anna
PrentiSS spent Christmas in Grcen
Vlllo with Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Cage.
Mr. and Mrs. Maxcey Stein of Co
lumbia are visiting Mrs. Stein's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Rodgers.
Miss Eleanor Duckctl of Clinton vis
ited friends and relatives in the city
, Saturday and Sunday.
(Jet Voiir Treesi
i In buying fruit trees, always buy
: IhoSO hut one year old from the graft
\ or bill]. These cost loss, are more
cheaply transported live bettor and
l can he started and trained into the
proper shape, while those thai have
? boon two or three years in the nur
sery have started tops at all sorts of
heights and generally have too t.all
steins. The nurserymen, knowing
the liking of most people for tall and
! larcre trees train them to sell. The
yearling tree is a more switch with
live buds from the crown of the
roots to the top, and with it one
has a chance to start his trees as
they should be started with low
stems. - Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive
Titanic?, brother O'Dunicl.
Last week's Advertiser was given
over to religious topics. It is con
tended by some that a secular paper
should studiously avoid everything
that pertains to Churches, except when
something really exciting occurs, fir
when the preacher or organist make
a racket Wo happen to know a thing
or two about the Advertiser and its
editor and feel safe In saying that the
course taken, so far as pertains to
affairs religious, will moot the hearty
approval of its splendid list of readers.
We need more papers and ?ditors of
the same typo. Clinton Chronicle.
The books of the County Treasurer
will be open for the collection of State,
County and Commutation Road Taxes
for liseal year, 1900, at the Treasurer's
olllce from October 15th to December
31st, 11)0?. After December 31st, one
per cent will be added. After Janu
ary :!lst, two per cent, will be added,
and after February 28th, seven per
cent, will be added till the 15th day of
March, l'JIO, when tho books will be
All persons owning property in more
than one tow.ishlp 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 be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and CO years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00,
except old soldiers, who aro exempt
at fifty years of age. Commutation
Road Tax $1.00 in lieu of rond duty.
Road Tax to be paid by the 1st day
of March, 1010. Other taxes to be
paid at the time stated above.
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their taxes through
the mail by check, money-order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names
to be taken off are requested to send
them early, and give the township of
each, sis tho treasurer Is very busy
during the month of December.
The tax levy is as follows:
State Tax . 5% Mills
Ordinary County Tax .... 3 % Mills
Special Railroad Tax _ I Mills
Road Tax. 15 Mills
Constitutional School Tax. 3 Mills
Total . ir>^ Mills
Laurens No. It . 6 Mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1 . 4 Mills
Maddens No. 2 . 2 Mills
Narnie No. 3 . 2 Mills
Bailey's No. 4 . 2 Mills
Mills No. 5 . 2 Mills
Oak Grove No. G . 2 Mills
Youngs' No. 2 . 3 Mills
Fountain Inn No. 3b .10 Mills
Lanford No. 10 . 2 V6 Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 Mills
Green Pond No. 1 . 3 Mills
Shiloh No. 3 . 2 Mills
Gray Court-Owings No. f? .... 2 Mills
Barksdale No. 6 . 2 Mills
Dials Church No. 7 . 2 Mills
Princeton No. 1 . 3 Mills
No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. 4 . 4 Mills
No. 5 . 4 Mills
Tumbling Shoals No. 6 _ 2>/a Mills
Brewerton No. 7 . 3 Mills
Sullivan Township Railroad
Bond . 4 Mills
Waterloo No. 14 . 3 Mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1. .1 Mills
llethlehem No. 2 . 2 Mills
Ekom No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. 4 . 2 Mills
No. 6 . 3 Mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6 . 2 Mills
Mt. Olive No. 7. 4 Mills
Cross Hill Township,
Cross Hill No. 13 . fi Mills
Cross Hill No. 1 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 2 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 4 . 2 Mills
; Cross Hill No. f> . 2 Mills
j Cross Hill No. 6 . 2 Mills
. Mountvlllo No, it; . p j Mills
: Hunter No. 2 . 2 Mills
Hunter No. 3 . 2 Mills
Clinton No. 5 . 3 Mills
Seuffletou n Ton nship.
Lanford No. 10 . j'-'. Mills
: Ora No. 12 . 2 Mlils
J. D. MOCK.
October 1. 1000.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens.
In Probate Court.
Goldie O. Drown, Individually and as
Administratrix of the estate of Rob
ert c. Drown, deceased, Plaintiff,
Charles C. Drown et al., Defendants.
Pursuant to a decree of the court
in this action. I will sell at public
auction, at Laurens C. IL, S. C within
the legal hour of stile, on snlenday In
January 1010, the 3rd day of the
month, the following described land
to wit :
All that tract of land situate in the
county and state aforesaid, contain
Iting se venty-live (t.'.i acres more or
less, known as the Shell place, and
bounded by other lands of the estate
of It. C. Drown, known as the Farley
placo , by lands of D. A. Ai s. j. Davis,
known as the Caj?t. Shell place, and
by lands of Mrs. Nannie Mel.am in
Terms of sale: Cash, purchaser to
pay for papers. If the purchaser falls
to comply with the terms of sale, the
property will be resold on the same
or some subsequent salesday. on tho
same terms and at the risk of the
O. 0. THOMPSON-.
Dec. 13, 10f?9. :;t
Probate .1 udge.
All kind of furs, Mink,
Muskrat and others.
The highest market
price will be paid.
Next door P. O.
Laurens, S. C.
for the next weeR
Bargains In the Ne
cessities of Life.
We have now in store
GOO barrels of Fresh Flour
which we are going to sell.
Best patent Flour, Copy
right or White /C pa
Satin per bbl. ?PO.OU
Best second patent Flour,
Nondyke or <fc/c aa
White Rose, *PO,UU
Bi# Shipment of Choice
Heavy Red Rust Proof
Oats just received
Fatten Your Hogs! We
Have the Feed.
Bra 7i and Shorts d* f <j p*
per sack - ^I.^O
Mill Feed per <f*|
Rice Meal per d? 4 /? e
Rice Flour per dj|
sack - 4* I. / O
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
20 acre lot on East Main Street
with two dwellings and other
47 acres near Ora; high state
94 acres near Ora; all necessary
Store house and lot at Mount
villc, cheap for quick sale.
At Public Out Cry
January 3rd, 1910
We will sell at public sale,
January 3rd, 1910, .} lots of land
No. 2,3, .\ and 5. containing
100 acres, 79 acres, 66 acres and
165 acres, respectevily. One-half
cash, balance in one and two
years at 8 per cent interest with
mortgage of lots to secure other
t w<) j >nyments.
We have a number <>f other
fanns and town properly for sale
cheap. C.:.i and sec us it you
need anything in lard or have
any f< >r sale,
To(Ul I iui IdirtR; Laurens, S. ('.
The McCorcl |
will copy any Photo, en- d
large any picture and |
18 make High Grade Pho- |
j? tographs for you at the |
i? very lowest prices. No #
I photographer can do $
! I more nor offer any
j 8 mo>respecial inducement
,? than the
HcCord Studio ?
has always done. |
motto is I
"Best Pictures, Lowest g
Come to sec us.
Red May and
Rice Heal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laurens, S. C.
Longfellow, Tennyson and
We thank you for your
patronage during the year
1909, and solicit a share of
your business for the year
All toys and goods left
from Christmas marked
Dr. B. F. Posey
l.iiurciis. South Cnrollim
1)K. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 8(5; Residonce 219.
JK.KING S NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Stop Thai Couuh.