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ITEMS OF INTEREST
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Culled and Condensed foi
RESUME OF PAST WEEK
Current Kvents of Interest In Tkb
Stute Seheted and Briefly Noted
For Advertiser Readers.
Columbia?The State of South Caro
lina has given notice of suit for $500,'
ooo against the owners of the Riehl aw!
Distillery company, and $2!?,000 against
tho owners of the Carolina Glass com
Under the act recently passed b>
the general assembly, this actior
means that neither one of these con
cerns Ban dispose of any property In
this state until the final settlement ol
The dispensary commission was tc
liave met yesterday, but only three
members were present, and no state
ment was given out. Dr. Murray ant
Messrs. Patton and Wood were hen
yesterday. The suits were filed witl
tho clerk of court of Rlchland county
Col. T. U. Felder, of Atlanta, whe
has been assisting the commission Ir
ferreting out graft, stated yesterdaj
that ho had read with interest an edi
torial In The State Inst fall, in whlcl
article is was Inquired why tho glasi
company had been pushed so mucl
more vigorously than tho Hichlnm
Distilery Company. "This Rlehlain
Distillery company has been our pet,'
lie declared, "and we were saving tlx
best for the last. The revelations w<
will make In this case will amaze tin
people of South Carolina, who were no
Informed of the net work of power am
influence of this corporation."
Columbia.?By an act of the legists
ture the sum of $250 was appropriate*
to purchase 60 copies each of "Untie
and His Cavalry" and "Bench am
Bar," both the books of F. R. Brook?
the clerk of the supreme court. Th<
sum of $100 was also appropriate)
to purchase .10 copies of "Reconstruc
tlon In South Carolina," the book o
tho late John S. Reynolds. Thesi
books will be placed at the dlsposa
of the state librarian for distribution
These books have attracted consider
Ahln nttontlnn In Kmitli t'<i rnl tun nm
throughout the South. "Butler and
His Cavalry" and "Bench and Bar" by
Col. Brooks have many interesting
anecdotes and reminiscences and "Re
construction In South Carolina," first
published In The State several yearn
ago and later in hook form by Mr,
Reynolds, contains valuable historical
data worth much to the student ol
Southern history. This action of the
general assembly will encourage oth
er contributions by South Carolinas.
McCormlck,?Fire early Sunday
morning destroyed seven business
buildings here, the total loss beiiif!
$85,000. The buildings destroyed were
the banking house of the Farmers
Bankand the postofnee and the stores
J. S. Deason, Harmon & Co., Fuller &
Co., and In". Q. Brown & Son, and twe
owned by M. L. B. Sturkey company
The loss Is practically covered by in
Columbia, March 1.?Comptrollei
General Jones with the approval ol
Gov. Ansel today extended the time
for making tax returns to March ?0,
after which a 50 per cent, penalty ap
Greenville.?Raiding ofllcers ret irn
ed today from the Dark Corner with
two prisoners and reported five bl>*
stills destroyed. The officers were In
tho hills three days. One of the out
fits was found under-ground In a deer,
cave near Caesar's Head.
Spartanburg.?The little 4-year-olc
son of Thomas Black well, of neas
Wellford, this county, accidentally
shot his little sister, while playing
with an old rifle. Tho ball enteret
one of the child's legs and ampututlor
may bo necessary. The rifle has ne
stock and was used as a plaything b>
Washington, March 1.?April 15
will be a red-letter day in the his
tory of Charleston and of South Caro
Una. On that day the entire mem
bership of the house and senate com
mittees on naval affairs, the secre
tary of the navy and all of the bu
reau chiefs, who can leave Washing
ton, will witness the presentation o
South Carolina's silver service glf
to the magnificent new battleshi]
hearing that name.
This announcement was made hen
today, after Mayor Rhett, B. \V. Dur
ant, R. S. Whaley, Norwood Hastle
Daniel Sinkler and A. W. Anderson
of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad
reached Washington and held a con
ferenca with the naval officials.
The South Carolinians got her?
early this morning on Mr. Anderson's
private car. bringing with them Maj
or J. C Hempblll, whom they will
present to the city of Richmond to
morrow as the future guiding genius
of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
They got here on time, because An
derson, the railroad man, was with
them and kept things in good run
ning order acting In the capacity of
general chaperon and manager. At
the New Wlllard Hotel they have
had things their own way since their
arrival, and It did not take the clerks
and guests around the lobby long
to notice that something out of the
ordinary had happened when Maj
or Hemphlll and his friends announc
ed themselves. Little time was lost
In Informing the secretary of th?
navy that they had come. At the
navy department an Informal confer
ence was held, the result of which
has already been stated.
>'egro Shot Near Clinton.
Clinton, February 27.?Whit Kin
ard, a negro, -working on a farm he
belonging to XIr. W. D. Lake, was
probably fatally shot by John Jackson
also colored, at about 4 o'clock this
afternoon. It seems that they were
engaged in a wrestling bout just a
cross the Columbia, Newberry ant]
Laurens railroad from the residence
of Mr. R. M. Tengue, and they began
to dispute as to which was the bettet
wrestler, Whereupon Jackson drew hit
pistol and shot Klnard, the bullet pass
ing through the left lung.
Dr. Lawrence llailey, who attendee
the case, has very little hope for hit
recovery. He has been sent to Ches
ter, where be will be operateel upor
by Dr. S. W. Pryor.
Lyon Not a Candidate.
Charleston, Feb. 2">?Attorney Gen
eral Lyon said this afternoon that h<
will positively not be a candidate foi
governor at the approaching primary
but that he will he in the race for re
election to the ofllce which he nov
Preaching at Mountville Paptls
church next Sunday by pastor, B. P
Mitchell, Subject: "The Faith Tha
Saves", at 11 A. M. At night, 7:31
subject: "Repentance." Hope all tin
members will be present and visitor!
For Investors and Speculators in Real Estate
On Thursday, March 10th
AT 10:BO A.. M.
We will have another Auction Sale of those Fine Building Lots at North Laurens.
Terms as before?one third cash, $5.00 down.
Owing to the continued inclement weather which put the roads in such a bad fix as
to prevent many from attending our first sale, we have decided to give those who were
thus deprived of the profit making Auction Sale, another opportunity to make money on
a solid, sound, Real Estate .JBasis.
Every lot sold at our last sale made money for the purchaser. One party turning
in $110 before dark, before any transfer of deeds was made. Others refused offers
greatly in advance of the prices paid, and wise they were, for this valuable property, so
splendidly situated is bound to double in value in a few months. Already preparations
are being made by many of the buyers of lots at the first sale to build nice dwellings,
work to begin in the early spring. These lots remaining unsold are therefore much en
hanced in value.
R. L. Robertson, a lad of 15, living on R. F. D. No. 1, drew the Free Lot at the
We will give away another Lot Free at our next sale, Thursday, March 10th.
Should this date again prove inclement the sale will be held the first fair day afterwards.
Don't miss this great money giving opportunity
Thursday, March 10th, at 10:30 a. m.
North Laurens Realty Co.
J. Adeer Smvth, Jr., Pres. Thos. I. Swyerert, Treas. B. F. Arthur. Mnnno-pv
New Spring Goods!
Our line of Spring Goods is now almost complete. We will be glad to have you come in and
inspect our stock. We feel sure we can please you in price and quality.
Just received a swell Hue of Men's Suits in
Greys, Blues, Greens and all the Fancy
Weaves and Stripes. We can please the
hard to please iu the price and color;
both look good,
$7.50, 8.00, 8.50,
10.00, 12.50, 13.50,
15.00, 16.00, 18.00,
Our line of Boys' Suits is the best we have
ever shown. We can show you almost
any color and any price. Ages 3 years
to 17 years.
$2.00 to 8.00
Give us a look.
Young men ought to dress well. Style is
important to them, and quality more im
portant because the permanence of style
?the looks of the clothes after a month
or so?depends upon the quality.
Hart, Schaffuer & Marx
Young Men's Styles are right, not freak
ish, but smart, snappy styles.
Suits $18 to 27.50
Men's Low Cut Shoes
Just received a new line of Edwin Clapp?
they are the swcllest ever.
Patent Button and L,ace, Kid and Tan.
They make life walk easy. Try a pair.
$5.00 and 6.00
Ladies' and Hisses'
Low Cut Shoes
The REGAL, is the one you want, because
they are in % sizes, and can fit any foot.
They are stylish, durable and comfort
able. Give us a look before you buy.
$3.50 and 4.00
Also a nice line from
$1.25 to 3.00
Can please the hard to please. Try us.
When in town give us a call, we will appreciate a look from you. You are always a welcome
visitor in our store. - - - " "
THe Up-to-date One Price Clothiers
Tribble Clothing Co.,
Laurens, S. C - Laurens, S. C