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I A limited quantity of
sound Unknown Peas at
$2.50 per bush.
Amber and Orange Cane
Seed at $4.75 per bush.
I Cotton Bloom Planters
Ballentine Cotton Planters
Winder Cotton Planters
Cole Guano Distributors
E. Z. Fixd Cultivators
the best made. The very
thing to break the crust
of ground and work your
crop with. Only $6.00
Full stock of IVi and 8
inch Cotton Hoes, Plow
Shapes, Heel Sweeps all
sizes, Barb Wire and Nails
Yours for business
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
i<?t> acres, 3-1 mile from public
square; will cut Into any size lots; on
Several lots on South Harper street.
91 acres near Mountville, rents for
2,100 lbs. lint cotton. $2.r> per acre.
House and lot on E. Main street. 8 1-2
acres and 16 room concrete dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
House and lot near Baptist church.
Cheap at $1,000.
321 acres near Gnrlington station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
Two eight room dwellings and one
four room dwelling on North Harper
street, on easy terms.
One hundred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Three lots on South Harper street
well located ami cheap,
Two elegant farms near McDnnicl's
mill, well improved. 72 acres and (".2
acres, line neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms ?and other prop
erty for sale, see us before; you pur
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
Chamberlain s Cough Remeay
Cures CoMs. Croup and \Vliacpln;( Couab.
MUST SERVE TERMS
Slayers of Former's Wife
Denied New Trial.
WHERE IS DR. BIGHAM?
The Defendants' Bond arc $1,500 and
$3,000 Respectively KoinittUur
Comes Dona in Ten Days.
Columbia, April 21b?For the killing
of Mrs. Rutli Crisp Blgham, at Mur
. roll's Inlet, in the early evening of
September 4, 1909, Q. C. Bigham, the
husband of the victim, and YY. B.
Avant, his close friend, must serve
three and a half years in the State
penitentiary. In a decision, handed
down by the supreme court this after
noon, the iwo men are refused <i ??< .v
trial, the verdict of the circuit court
being affirmed. In accordance with the
rule of court, the defendants, now
(out on bail, will be brought here when
the remittltur is handed down in ten
days. It is not known here whether
there will arise any further complica
tions as to the arrest of the men.
In Georgetown, where the trial was
held, the case throughout lias created
great interest and the legal stops have
j been closely watched. A more? toy... ori
ents killing was never known in the
history of the county, nor perhaps in
the whole State.
Refusing the motion of t'.ie solicitor
to dismiss the appeal on uro uids ol
lionperfecting of the same, ib ? su
preme court, in an opinion written
by Eugene lb Gary. A. .1.. goes into
the merits of the case. The court,
however, considers fully the question
of technicalities involved in Solicitor
Well's oontenlon as to the appeal.
Judge Watt. , at (lie time of granting
bail to the defendants, wrote out an
order inserting these words: "Notice
of intention to appeal having been giv
en." This was the bone of contention
before the supreme court. Attorney
llndgsdale claiming that this consti
The court says: "It will thus be seen
that the service of notice in writing,
on the solicitor, of an intention to ap
peal was a prerequisite of the grant
ing of bail. The order or bis Honor.
.Indue Watts, shows that there was
compliance with this requirement}."
The court then polnt8 out that the
question is whether the solicitor's af
fidavits attacking the verity of this
recital should be considered. Citint;
authorities the court concludes:
"In eafce of an Insuliicicilt service of
notice, if the COUrt decides the ques
tion of Jurisdiction erroneously, the
I judgment will be voidable, inn binding
UUt?l reversed on appeal. The motion
to dismiss the appeal is therefore re
I Taking up the question of the 'tests"
reft ' red to frequently in a discussion
of mis case, the COUl'l savs that the
question of whether or not testimony
of this character is admlssnble do.
pends upon the discretion of the pro
siding judge and "in the ease under
consideration it has not been made
to appear that his discretion was
abused." As to the testimony of J
Ii. Murchinson about the newspaper
accounts of the affair, the court says
that the ruling of the question along
this line as irrelevant was correct and
"This question was manifestly an
effort to get before the jury the opin
ion attributed by a newspaper to re
latives of the deceased with respect
to the guil* of the defendants Under
the guise of cross-examination. On
the question of whether a line of
cross-exnminnlion could be conducted
as to the testimony at the coroner's
inquest, the court says that this, too,
should be left to the discretion of the
The crime for which Dr. (I. C. Mig
ham and W. B. Avant are to Bperid
three years and a half In the State
prison was the killing of the beauti
ful young wife of Dr. Bigham, at Mur
rell's Inlet, twenty-five miles from
Georgetown, last September, Out on
the beach .Mis. Bigham was walking
at dusk and the two men were seated
on the porch. As the girl wife passed
the house the two men followed ac
cording to statements they made and
faets brought out at trial. As far as
is known Avant fired the fatal shot.
Although neither or the defendants
went on the stand, this much was ad
mitted to witnesses who testified at
the trial. Why Mrs. Bigham was kill
ed was never brought out. The two
men were friends. Blghain being a vis
itor to "Sunnyslde," the Avant home
on the Inlet. There were no witness
es to the killing. Several persons
h< d the shot, however, ami these
The jury brought in a verdict of
manslaughter and the men were sen
tenced to three and a half years In the
penitentiary. After the trial there
were complications about whether or
not the men could be arrested until
the appeal was argued. Avant was
brought here to the penitential1, hut
J was later released. Bigham has never
been arrested since the trial. The
bond was $1,500, AvantV having been
increased to $3,000. Where Bigham is
is not known here. He is said to have
been in Greenville.
Make Your Dollar Kxtend.
Our agency will prove that thirty
i live years big sales and pleased users
of the L. & M. Paint will save you
dollars, because when painting with
I.. &? M. you are using metal Zinc Oxide
combined with White Lead. Zinc Oxide
is imperishable, und makes the L. &
M. wear ami cover like gold. Tin? L.
& M. Colors are therefore bright and
' lasting. You won't need to repaint for
I id to l."? years; besides L. & M. Paint
I costs less than any other, say about
$1.30 per gallon, Sold by .1. II. & M.
I L. Nash. Laurcus; .1. W. Copeland &
! Co.. Clinton.
"Meie Goes Nothing.
j Loys with hats on the hack of their
I heads and long hair banging down
j over their foreheads and cigarettes
and very smutty stories in (heir foul
mouths are cheaper than old worn out
j work horses.. Nobody wants them at
j any price. Men don't employ them
land sensible girls won't marry them.
They are not worth their keeping to
anybody and it is no! likely that they
j will he able to keep themselves. If
anybody should happen to read this
? who answers to above description, let
j him take a look at himself and jump
i in a well and say: "Here goOH UOth
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets vvil clear the sour stomach,
sweeten the hi ath and create a heal
thy appetite. They promote the How
of gastric juice, thereby Inducing good
digestion. Sold by Lnurens Drug Co.
"Suggested" n>r Hu- Legis hi tu re.
lOdltor tin- Lnurens Advertiser: If
suggestions for the legislature are in
order, ami we believe they are. I
should like to say to the people of
Lnurens county (hat on: in Sen diet own
township lives a farmer who as such
is a thorough success, besides being
a good business man. He has no polit
ical record, having never been a can
didate for any public otl.ee.
We refer to Mr W. D. Hyrd. than
whom the county has- no ahler or hei
ter qualllflcd citizen or one who knows
the needs and would strive harder
for the interests of the whole people.
The splendid work of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tahlcts'Ms daily
coming to light. No such grf id reme
dy for liver and howel troubles was
ever known before. Thousands bless
them for curing constipation, sick
headache, biliousness, Jaundice ami in
digestion. Sohl by Lau t ens Drug Co.
Another shipment ol those beautiful
Matting Bugs just received, price
8. M. ? K. 11. Wilkes & Co.
SIX MONTH'S WEAR
SIX MONTH'S TEAR
Holeproof" Costs No More Than Others
There are just two kinds of hosiery?the kind
that wears and the kind that tears. Yet they both
sell for the same price.
Certainly you would not buy unguaranteed hosiery
when for the same money you can get the famous
"Holepmof' guaranteed against holes for six months.
You pay no more for "Holcproof" but it wears
six times as long.
Every box of Holcproof Hosiery contains a written
guarantee. If any holes appear within six months you
present the guarantee and get new hosiery free
This hosiery is as smooth and soft as silk,
shaped to fit the ankle like a glove fits
the hand?it is both stylish and comfort
I^arn what this hosiery really is?come
In and see it for yourself today. Price
from 25 to 50 cents a pair. "oS?moS^
TRIBBLE CLOTHING COMPANY
One-Price Clothiers. - Laurens, S.
Echoes of the M. D's. ConvciiBon.
The Newberry doctors -Drs. Ilou
seal, Mayer. FJUesor, Qildor and Dunn
?who attended the meeting of the
State Medical society in Lnurens las!
week are warm in their praises of
the hospitality of Laurens. They
say is was the best meeting they ever
attended. The Herald and News
told the doctors what to expert at
Laurens hands. Lnurens is nil right.
Newberry Herald and News.
Kxtrncl from a personal letter of
one of the oilicers of the association
to his host:
"The pleasant memories of my vis
it to Laurens will long he stamped up
on my memory and heart. I enjoyed
It nil hut especially the time spent in
your home, meeting your good wife
ami interesting family."
?'.lust want to thank you and Mrs.
- again for your generous hospital
ity shown nie while in your city. I
was struck by the fact that the people'
generally put forth untiring efforts to
make us feel at home and have a good
time. Ii was the opinion generally
expressed by the physicians present
that it was the liest meeting we have
This from Jenes.
We attended the meeting of the
State Medical association at Laurens
last week. The attendance surpassed
any previous meeting of the associa
tion and the addresses and papers
were unusually good and thoroughly
enjoyed. The Laurens County Medic;.!
society and citizens of Laurens dls
pensed a lavish hospitality and enter
tined the visitors in a charmingly de
lightful manner. It was our good for
tune to become the guest and recipient
of the whole-souled ami unstinted hos
pitality of our good friends, lion. Hoh
en A. Coopi :? and Mansel Owlngs.
We called upon our venerable frit nd
Col. T. I'.. Crews, editor of the Laurens
Herald, whom we hadn't seen for many
years. We were dolightcd to find him
in the Enjoyment of good health and
his mental faculties as vigorous as ev
er, lie is a charming conversational
ist and we thoroughly enjoyed our vis
it. Col. Crews is a grand old gentle
man. He has achieved an eviable rep
utation as citizen, warrior. Journalist
and statesman, and we sincerely trust
bis useful life he prolonged many
We also met our cousin Fleming
Smith, Mai. Cus Watts. Col. Ueno
Simpson. Col. X. I;. Dial. Homer Blnek
weii. Augustas Huff. .las. Clnrdy, Joe
Sullivan. F, I'. McGowan. Lev. Bnrr.
and many others. -Jones correspond
ence Honen Path Chronicle.
Excursion Itafes \ In Tim Southern
Itniluin From Lnurens, S. (',
Richmond, V'n. and return. A < ".
.National Association of Piano Dealer,
of America. May 13-LX, 1910. Tickets on
sale May II ami 1! and f-?r (ruin
scheduled to arrive in Richmond be
fore noon May l!l; final limit rein i
lug May 2'J. 1910. $ 15.45
Atlanta. (Ja. and return. Account
National Baptist Sunday School con
gress (colored) May 25-30, 1910. Tick
ets on sale May 2:5 and 24 and for
trains scheduled to arrive at Atlanta
May 2">, 1910. Final limit returning
May June 1st, 10 It). $?;.:..">
Richmond, Va and return. Account
American Pharmnceul leal association.
May 2-14. 1910. Tickets on stile May
I and 2, 1910. Final limit returning
May 17. 1910. $16.15
Cincinnati, O. and return. Account
Biennial Session. General Federation
of Woman's clubs, May 11-1S, 1910.
Tickets on sale May f., !?, 10 and II,
1910, with final limit returning to
reach starting point not later than
midnight .May 22. 1910. $17.10
Ashevllle, N. C. and return. Account
General Conference M. FJ. church
South. May 1-24, I'.'to. Tickets on sale
May 2 to ii Inclusive with final limit
to reach original starting point not
later than midnight May 31st, 1910.
Charlotte. N. C. and return. Ac
count American Cotton Mnnufnctui
association. May I7-1S. 1910. TlcltiW
on sale May I". and I?'. find lor train
scheduled to arrive charlotte before
noon May 17, 1910, Final limit re
turning to reach original starting
point not later than midnight Ma>
21, 1910. $1.2.".
Atlantic City. N. J. and
Washington, I). C. ami return. Ac.
count World's Sunday School asso
ciation, Mny 19-26, 1910. Tickets on
sale May Hi, 17 and Is. 1910 only with
final limit returning to reach original
starting point not later than midnight
June 1, 1910. $1.'?.!.'?
Knoxvllle, Tenn. and return. Ac
count Summer Schools of the South,
June 21-July 21. 1910. Tickets on sale
June 19, 20, 21, 2"., 20, July 2. !t, 10 and
ic, 1910 with final limit returning to
roach destination not later than fifteen
days from, but not including, date of
Nashville. Tenn. and return. Ac
count Army Manoeuvers. .line- 1!"
1910. Tickets on sale June IS. 19, 20,
22 ami 2::. 1910 with oxceuUpns. Final
limit returning to reach onglnal
im; point not later than midnight June
28, 1910. _
For further InfoWnotlon, apply to
Southt'in Railway ticket agent S, 0 .
J. L. Mock, A. G. P. A.
Alex. II. Acker, T. P. A.
ry of Hot and Cold Water R
in your home cannot be overestimated, when supplied
through the medium of modern sanitary plumbing ap
pliances. We age prepared to fit up your home with all
the latest ideas in sanitary plumbing, steam and gas fitting,
and at prices th.il will ' liable the mnn of moderate
to enjoy it.
Ill I 11?
II. BO YD ?S* COMPANY
Klectrical and Plumbing Contractors
Statement Jan. ist, 1910, to Conn. Ins. Dep'tmM
National Fire Insurance Company
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
Capital Stock all Cash. $1,000,000.00
Funds reserved t<> meet all Liabilities,
Kc-Insurance deserve, Legal Standard, 4,085,677.2?
Unsettled losses and Other Claims, 802,8.15.90
Net Surplus over Capital and Liabilities, 2,840,294.01
9 Total Assets January ist, 1910, 9,328,707.25
I J. J. ADAMS, Agent
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In Bad Fix
"I had a mishap at the age of 41, which left me in bad
fix," writes Mrs. Georgia Usher, of Conycrs, Oa.
"1 was unconscious for three days, and after that 1
would have fainting spells, dizziness, nervousness, sick
headache, heart palpitation and many strange feelings.
"1 suffered greatly with ailments due to the change of
life and had 3 doctors, but they did no good, so I concluded
to try Cardiii.
"Since taking Cardui, 1 am so much better and can do
all my housework."
The Woman's Tonic
Do not allow yourself lo gel into a bad fix. You ::.:<:ht
get in so bad you would find it hard lo gel out.
Belter lake Cardui while there is time, while you are
slill in moderately good health, just to conserve your strength
and keep you in tip top condition.
In this way your troubles, whatever tin y arc, will grad
ually grow smaller instead of larger- you v\ II be <:i the
up-grade instead of Hie down and by and bye you will
arrive at the north pole of perfect health.
Get a bottle at your druggists' today.
APE FIRE PROOF
npIIKV will not barn. Will not split or curl like wood si ingles
A Will not crack and roll on like slate. Will not rip at the seams
liko plain tin. Neither will they rattle during high wind stormr., 1
They never noed repairs arid last as long as tho building. And last
, of all, they make the handsomest roof and are not expensive, j
Applj to Local Dealer or
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D. H. COUNTS, Jr.,
Laurens, = South Carolina |