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AVANT GIVES BOND
Been Confined In Prison
Man Convicted With Dr. Blgham for
^ Killing Latter's Wife In
W. B. Avant was released from the
penitentiary this morning, having
been confined there for three months,
pending settlement of questions relat
ing to IiIb appeal to the supreme court.
Avant together with G. C. Blgham.
was convicted in Georgetown of man
slaughter, for the killing of Mrs. Big
ham last summer at Murrell's Inlet.
The case was appealed but thero was
some question as to whether the ap
peal had been perfected and the court j
ordered that both Blgham and Avant
should bo imprisoned. Avant gave him
self up and has since been confined in
the penitentiary, but Blgham has nev
er been found. On a writ of habeas
corpus Avant obtained bail from the
supreme court, but several weeks have
passed and he has not until today
been able to give bond. lie was re
leased today by Superintendent Grif
fith on a bond for $3,000. signed by
Lewis A. Parsons and D. W. Avant.
The trial of Avant and Blgham took
place in October, 1900, and Avant re
ceived a sentence of three years and
six months. He has already served
about three months, for which he will
probably be given credit if the verdict
of the trial court is sustained.?Colum
bia Record, Fob. 25.
Rev. Mr. Clarke's Brother Bead.
Mr. James A. Clarke, the only liv.
ing brother of the Rev. W. A. Clarke
of this city, died at the home for old
soldiers in Columbia, about ten days
ago, aged 79. His remains were taken
to Bethel church, Falrfield county, for
interment. The deceased is remem
bered by many friends here where he
frequently visited during the past
several years. He was an ex-Confed
erato soldier and because of a severe
wound received during the war lie
was a constant sufferer for many
Press Taylor Case Dismissed.
Preston Taylor, tho former colored
tenant at the county home, v/1 o was
some time ago placed under a $500
bond for his appearance at the next
term of court to answer to a charge
of assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature, it being alleged
that ho had, on a certain occasion,
struck and otherwise assaulted Jack
Summerei, an aged white inmate of
tho homo, was a few days ago given
a preliminary hearing before Magis
trate Hudgens. Several witnesses
were examined. Including the old man
Summerei, but the evidence submitted
was considered insufficient and the
magistrate dismissed the case.
Why Our Crops Cost ?8 Too Much.
One man may, under similar condi
tions, the same soason and In the same
section, produce a crop for one-half
or even one-fourth what it costs an
other. In other words, In crop pro
duction, the single factor of manage
ment?the man?very frequently so
reduces the cost as to yield a liberal
profit to one man while others suffer
The cost of producing most of our
crops is too high, but the problem of
reducing the cost of their production
docs not receive the attention it
merits. As a general rule it does not
COSt too much to produce our crops
because we live extravagantly, nor
because wo pay too high prices for j
labor. It Is not because we have too |
much money Invested In equipment
nor because of extravagance in the
quality or amount of the tillage giv
en the crops; but because we have I
noglected to give duo consideration j
to the two most important factors in j
determining the cost of crop produc- \
tlon, the effectiveness of the human 1
worker and tho fertility of the sou. |
The Southern farmer is generally
economical; but his economies are in
small things, while he is extravagant
of human labor and neglectful of
that most Important of all factors In
crop growing, tho productive capac
ity of the land?Raleigh (N. C.) Pro
gressive Fanner and Gazette.
SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
of LAUREnS county
The Schools, Teachers and
Quite a number of schools over the
county observed Washington's birth
day with appropriate exercises and
Miss Macie McCarley has been sick
for a few days at the home of Mr. J. N.
lludgens. She has however, returned
to the Trinity Ridge school to resume
Miss Lula Werts, the new teacher at
the Vouugs school, was in town Sat
The regular monthly teachers meet
ing was held Saturday In the graded
schol building. The next meeting
will be held early in April and all
teachers are urged to come as this will
be a very Interesting meeting.
Mr. J. W. Thompson agent for the
Georgia Chemical Works, offors the
following prizes to the boys who will
use his fertilizer. To the boy who
makes the largest number of bushels
of corn 7 sacks of 8-3-3 guano, socond
greatest yield, f> sacks of 8-3-3 guano.
Third greatest yield, 3 Backs of 8-3-3
The prize medal for the High School
deelalmers contest is now on exhibi
tion at Fleming Bros, store. It Is a
beauty. It would be well for the hoys
to take a peep at it. It will be an in
Stato Supt. of Education, J. E.
Swearingen, has called a meeting of
the county superintendents for March
8th. to discuss the changes mado in
the school law at the recent session of
The time for listing members to tho
Corn club has expired. We have 127
members. These names have been sent
to Washington that lltorature on tho
cultivation of corn may be sent to
the boys. We have one of the largest
clubs In the stato and if tho boys will
do their very best wo will mako a
good showing at tho exposition In Co
lumbia. A full list of tho members
will be published later.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Miss Lydia Rudd of Cross Hill is In
Atlanta laying in a stock of millinery
and notions for tho spring trade.
Mr. Emory II. Machen is at home
again from the hospital and it is now
thought that he is on tho way to com
plete recovery; his friends will bo
glnd to know this. .
Messrs. S. M. Wllkes, W. G. Wilson,
Thos. C. Swltzer. J. A. Simmons, W.
H. Anderson and Mrs. L. A. Sharks
have returned from business visits to
New York and llaltimore.
Mr. Thos. .1. Weathers has moved to
the city and occupies his now cottage
on Garlington avenue.
Miss Emmie Lou Humbert of Princo
ton was tho guest of her brother, Mr.
11. II. Humbert, during the past week.
Mr. T. C. McDanlel of Ekom who was
taken to the Columbia hospital over a
week ago for surgical treatment, re
turned home Saturday, and it is under
stood that bo la getting on very well.
Messrs. B. M. Wolff and C. R. Bishop,
two young hustling business men of
Laurens, were In the city Tuesday.
They have friends hero who are al
ways glad to see them.?Newberry
Herald and News.
Make Your Home Deautlfnl.
So again we say, love your farm.
Make it a place of beauty, a place of
Joyous frultfulness, an example for
your neighbors, a hcritago for your
children. Make Improvements on It
that will last beyond your dav. Make
an ample yard about with ad the old
fashioned liowors that yout grand*
j mother knew; set a great orchard
near it, bearing many manners of
fruits; lay off walks and roads lead
ing to It and keep them up; plant
hedges along the approaches, and
llowering bulbs and shrubs?crape
myrtle, and splrea and privet and ros
es?so that your grandchildren will
some day speak of their grandsire,
who cared enough for the beautiful
and loved tho farm well enough to
Name the farm, too; treasure up Its
history; preserve the traditions of all
the romance and ad veil lU re and humor
ami pathos that are In any way Con
ine ted with it; and if some of the
young folks must leave it, let them
look back to it with happy memories
of beauty and of worthy Ideals and
of well-ordered industry.?Raleigh
(N. C.) Progressive Farmer and Ga
Tho following contributions have
been made by the different grades of
the Laurens city schools to the Mon
Third Grade. 1.61
Fourth Grade. 1.61
Fifth Grade. 1.65
Fifth and Sixth Grades.SO
Sixth Grade. 2.10
Seventh Grude. 1.10
Ninth Grade boys. :j.00
Ninth Grade girls.1.00
Tenth Grade. I 75
B. L. Jones.50
First Grade?Monteith Caine, Rosa
Gray, Lawrence Thompson, Ruth
Thompson, Elolse Dunlnp, Leo Ora
Hunter, Ryland Culbcrtson, Mary Belle
Myers, Thomas Cromer, Clark Gray,
Roy Chlldress, Walter Nichols, Jack
Hudgens, James Postoll, Jessie Bishop,
Allolno Pitts, Jink Clary, Marshal Ben
dy, Mary Smyth, Dorothy Tiibble,
Gladys Roper, Caroline Rankin, Marion
j Bolt. Clark Bundrick. Ambrose Easter
by, Clarence Babb, Mary Owlngs, Thos.
Barksdale, George Albright, Lorraine
Goocb, Flora Bennett.
Second Grade?Catherine Crews,
Juanita Wllkes, Jennie Stone, Sarah
Bishop, Jake Shayer, Ernest Stone,
Tom Davenport, 1 G Ellis, Ola May
Hammen, Mary Moore, Estello Martin,
William Lake, Joe Harvln, Mary Black
Third Grade?Claudell Holder, Bur
nice Meng. Harlan Crews, Martha
Barksdale, Isabelle Sullivan, Robert
Lucas, Fannie Pollakoff, James Dun-,
lap, J L Lnngston, Ezell Holder, Lewis
Hopkins, Julia Young, Annie Moseley,
Helen Dodson, Mildred Counts, Esther
Heam, B. K. Humphries. Washle Cul
bcrtson, Louise Deudy, Eugene Ander
son. Calvin Teague, Ray Boyd, Damon
Gasquo, Kathleen McGee.
Fourth Grade? Charles Thompson,
Fred Holder, Thornwell Dunlnp,
Charles Crisp, Virginia Sullivan, Clau
dia Stone, Johnnie Milam, Inez Nichols,
Hilda Bundrick, Sophie Shayer. War
ren Bolt, Strlckler Ranklin, O. B. Sim
mons, Belle Burns, Dewey Boyd, Re
becca Lake. John Lake, Frances Myers.
Fifth Grade? Roy Taylor, Frank
McGowan, Sarah Bolt, I-ois Nelson,
Frank Armstrong, Miriam Brown, Tru
man Roper, Carolyn Fleming, Jessie
Culbortson, George Hopkins, Blanch
Fifth and Sixth Grades?Mary Sulli
van, Earl Langston, Annie Howell.
Tom Easterby, Jean Dodson, Martha
Owings, Cecil Roper, Montague Cope
Sixth Grade ? Eugenia Nichols,
Georgo Moore, Inez Hudgens, Daisy
Johnson, Ulla Todd. Dray ton Barks
dale, Lamar Copeland, Hamilton Brown
Hugh Alken, James Gallegly. Ruth
Watklns, Henry Marlin, Raul Lake, Jo
Ann Monteith, Boozer Burton.
Seventh Grade?Margaret Dunlap,
Hayno Taylor, Gladys Boyd, Harriet
Simpson, John Rltts, Nellie Thomp
son, Bertha Shayer, Pierce Moore, Le
land Bolt, Asa Gossett, Lawrence Ken
Eighth Grade?Theresa Shayer, Clio
Roper, Clntlo Roper, Miller Brown.
Richard Dunlap, Grady Wasson, Jannie
Milam, Anna Prentiss.
Ninth Grade Boys?Mr. B. L. Parkin
son, James Todd, Tom Bennett, John
Terry Pool, Otis Huff, Willie Nelson,
James McLln, Douglas Featherstono,
Moore Dial, William Byrd, Eugene
Barnett, Willie Drummond, Tom Lake,
Roland Moaeley, Grover Rlchey, Roy
Owlngs, Leon Dodson, J. D. Sullivan,
Julius Sltgroaves, Hasting Dial, Harry
Gaaque, Herbert Martin, Floyd Martin,
Ninth Grnde Girls- Esther Fowler,
Grnco Poole, Marguerite Simpson, Ger
trude Barnett, Marie Langston, Sara
Shayer. Annie Hnnunett, Helen Sulli
Tenth Grade? Margurlte Tolbert,
Russell Pool, Alluwee Watson, Ose Slt
greaves, Charles Fleming, Phil Huff,
Once again the unthoughtful South
ern farmer begins tho folly of burn
ing up trash, grass, leaves, half-decay
ing vegetable matter, the humus which 1
is the hoil'n greatest need. Or.cc again [
Nature, with her inllnlte patience, has
spent twelve months trying to develop j
this humus and help restore the soil's |
fertility. The blind folly of thwarting '
her efforts, so general throughout tho
south, is nothing less than tragic.?> J
Raleigh (N. C.) Progressive Farmer I
Love Your Profession.
Love your stock and have comfort
able quarters for them, and you will
have good luck. A man with only a
hog hovel and a mule has nothing to
love in the way of stock, and no ono
spends much love on a scrub cow that
stands outside all winter and has tho
"hollow" stomach in the spring. No
one can take pride In an c!d razor
back sow and her long-nosed pigs.
But let him once have a line Berkshire
pair and he will take pride in showing I
the litter of stub-nosed little roasters. \
He will get to love a colt from a good |
mare with good blood In him, and will 1
boast to all his neighbors of his Jer
seys that have been well fed on pea
vine hay and have been making gold
en blocks of butter all winter.?Ra
leigh N. C.) Progressive Farmer and
Committed to Jail.
Duck Byrd, colored, of Scufllotown
township was commlted to jail Thurs
day afternoon by .Magistrate Domini)
charged with housebreaklng and larc
NOTICE OK BALK.
United Stales of America.
In District Court.
In Re, HJurekn Foundry & Supply
Pursuant to order of the Honorable
J. .1. Barle, one of the Heferees in
bankruptcy, in the above stated cause.
? w'll sell at public o >l< \y, to the high,
est bidder, for cash, at La vir ens Court
House, South Carolina, on salesday In
March next, the same being the 7th
day of the month, during the legal
hours of sale, the property of the above;
named bankrupt consisting of mer
chandise, machinery, toils and appli
ances, iron foundry outfit, and office
furniture and fixtures, an inventory of
which will be furnished by the under
signed on application. The said prop
erty will be sold in hulk and in the
event a purchaser should fail to com
ply with his bid, (he property will he
offered for sale on tin; same or some
subsequent salesday on the same terms
at the risk of tho former purchaser.
Purchaser to pay for all papers,
W. 11. Cilkorson.
There will be an election by the
qualified voters of Waterloo special
school district No. 14, at Waterloo, S.
C., on Saturday, March f? from i
o'clock to 3 o'clock p, m. to vote for or
against a special school tax.
W. II. Wharton,
February 10 1!I10. 30 lit
NOTICE OF SALE.
The Oil Mill at Cross Rill. S. ft, nill
he sold at I,aureus, S. ('., on the 7th.,
day of March, 15M0.
United States of America,
District of South Carolina,
In District Court.
In Re. Cross Hill Oil Mill. Bankrupt.
In obedience to an order ami decree
of sale passed in the above case by his
Honor, John J. Karle, Referee in Bank
ruptcy, on the Ifitll., day of Feby.. 1910,
we will sell to the highest bidder at
Laurens Court House in the city of
Laurens, in Laurens county, South
Carolina, for cash, at public auction,
on the 7th., day of March 1910, the
same being the Ill's! Monday in said
month between the hours of eleven
(11) o'clock in the forenoon and three
(3) o'clock in tiir afternoon of said
day, the property belonging to the
Cross Hill Oil Mill, bankrupt., as fol
The Oil Mill Plant at Cross Hill, S.
Cm consisting of one lot of land with
the Oil Mill buildings thereon, and
the Oil Mill machinery, contained in
said buildings and on said lot. belong
ing to the llnnkrupl; the said lot con
sists of one-half of an acre of land.
more or less, bounded on the North
by a street, on the Fast by the track
of the Seaboard Air Line Railway; on
the South by Church lot and on the
West by Knitting mill lot, and being
more particularly described in a deed
executed by M. S. Halloy anil W. J.
Bailey to the Cross Hill Oil .Mill. Oct..
1st., 1908, and recorded in book "3 at
page 102, in the Clerk's office at Lau
rens, S. C. The purchaser to pay for
deed; If the purchaser does not com
ply with the terms of sale, the said
property Bhftll be resold on same or
on some subsequent salesday as pro
vided Under the State laws, at the
risk of the defaulting purchaser; when
the property is knocked down to the
highest bidder, he shall Immediately
pay to the trustees the sum of one
hundred dollars to hind the bargain
and If he falls to do so the property
shall bo Immediately resold at his
Till:', property "?<?-! ?old by us r?n
salesday In January. 1910, and was bid
off by Mr. J. R. C Hover, through his
attorney, who has failed to comply
with the terms of sale and the resale
of said property will be at the risk of
the said J. H. C. Hover.
C. C. Featherstone,
R. A. Cooper,
Real Fstflfp flffpri
r.oo ocicB. r> miles from city of l,nu
rons, bounded by lands of A . Huff,
.lohn Brown & Bailey land. 8 horse
farm In cultivation, well supplied with
tenant houses. Price right and terms
lf>0 acres land hounded by lands of
Ludy Mills, L. B. Bruns and V. A.
Mills. Price $30 per acre.
307 acres of land in Scuflltown town
shin near Hyrds Cross Heads, hounded
by lands of M. P. Poole, Will .1. Adair.
Will Myers and others, known as the
Varborough place, 3 dwellings, $r,,ouo.
74V4 acres of land near Green Pond
church, S-room cottage, with bine barn
and out-buildings, 4-room tenant
house, bounded by lands of Jno. Tay
loi, Mrs Abercrombie, and Jno, Curry.
Price $00.00 per acre.
70 acres of land bounded by lands
of Jim Ad Moore, Will Hudgens and
others, cottage house. 40 acres under
cultivation. Price $1,700.00.
f?2 acres land, bounded by lands of
.1. H. Armstrong. S. 1,. Owlngs and
Mandl Owings; 4-room dwell lug, one
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
2 acres of land In the town of Whit
mlre, S. C. nicely situated, suitable
for dwelling lots. Price, $1,000.
lliOVa acres of land bounded by
lands of Hryson place, Bee Hailey,
1 lamps Holland and others; 5 room
dwelling, 2 tenant houses; good barn
and out-bulldings; known as the old
Ferguson place,owned at present by
Will B. Motte. Has sown 14 bushels
of wheat, 10 bushels of oats.?Price
$27.Tit) per acre, Terms easy.
One lot on Main street, close to the
Public square; six room, modern
dwelling; water, lights and sewerage.
A nice homo. Price $f>,0<i0.
210 acres of land In Dial's township,
known as the Oapt. Swltzer place; six
room cottage, 2 tenant houses, lino
barn and outbulldiirgs. Price $20 acre.
02% acres land near TumbVing
Shoals; bounded by lands of W. 1).
and J. G. Sullivan; 8 room dwelling;
good outbuildings. Price $22..,0 per
GO acres land, beautiful cottage,
hounded by lands of Win. Childless,
Hobt. Hell and others. Price and terms
I 47 acres of land, ."-room cottage,
good out-buildings, bounded by lands
r?P W I.' M....1I.. i I? ?? ??
2 Ms no res of land, 6 room cottage*
nicely located In the town of Qray
Court, with one of the finest wells of
water In town. Price, $2,300.
8 room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
Clinton, s. c, with 8t hundredth* of
an acre of land,, known as tho Griffin
place. Price, $4,000.
32.') acres land 4 miles of Cross HM1,
known as the old Camphcll place.
Price $l? per acre. Easy terms.
150 acres land, onc-hnlf mllo of Dial
church, with a handsomo dwelling 3
tenant houses and good outbuildings.
Come quick If you want this place.
Price $.">0 per acre.
lt'.7 acres of land bounded by lands
M. II. Holder, W. 1). Ahercromblo, and
others; s room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, good barn and out? buildings.
Price $2."..00 per acre. Terms: $1,000
cash, remainder In llvo equal Instal
17T> acres known as old Goodgyn
place, has S room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, lino corn mill In good running
older with 7f> horso water power.
Price $4,500. Terms made easy.
ill acres bounded by lands of J?ff
Davis and Herbert Martin; 3 good ton
ant houses, and good barn. Price
$,Ml per acre.
117 acres of land near Gray Court,
bounded by lands of 10. T. Shell, W.
10. (.ray; seven room cottage, fine
barn and outbuildings and fine past
ure Price $00 per acre.
One S-room dwelling In city of Lau
rens, No. 33U Hampton street. Prlco
140 acres bounded bv lands of T.
C. Heliums and Mitchell Owens, In 3
miles of I.aureus; 2 dwellings and
out buildings. Prlco $3,r> per acre.
71 acres on Roedy River, bounded
by lands of James Downey, Will CaJd
wojl and others. With tenant house,
Price, $20 per acre. Terms made
s:; acres of land closo to P.euluh
Church oil tho dividing line of Green
ville and Laurens with an eight room
dwelling, one tenant house, also good
out buildings and line pasture. This
place is known as the Thaddens Hatob
homestead; Price $33 1-3 per acre;
terms made easy.
323 n< res land, bounded by lands of
Daniel South, Davis land. Miss West
and others, known as the ('alien Iai*k
homestead, 1 room dwelling and 3 flBTt
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J. N. Leak
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