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CONTRARY TO LAW
In Opinion in Case from Laurcos
Count) is Decided Issue Mimilar to
thut Between Supreme Conrt and
Governor Blease in Mutter of Nam
ing Special Judges.
Columbia, March 4.?The Governor
must appoint special judges upon the
recommendation of the Supreme Court
or the Chief Justice.
This Is the emphatic statement made
by Chief Justice Jones, in an opinion
handed down today involving a point
very similar to that which has occa
sioned n breach between Governor
Cole I.. Blease and the Supreme Court.
The whole law on the subject of ap
pointing special judges, from the con
stitutional provisions to the statutes
pursuant to those provisions. Is gone
into by Chief Justice Jones.
It was not the question of appoint
ing special judges thut loomed up in
the opinion, but the especial moment
is the obiter dicta of the court on this
matter. The real Issue In the James
Davis case, which Is the case in which
the decision was handed down, was
whether or not the governor can or
der a special term of court. The su
preme court rules that the governor
can order a special term of court,
when the eolicitor requests It and
when public policy demands such.
The particular case in court brought
up the question also that the special
judge was correctly appointed. Chief
Justice Jones says. In the opinion, that
the court happens to know that Spe
cial Judge J. II. Marlon was named by
Governor Ansel, upon the recommend
ation of the court.
The case of the State against James
Davis came up from Laurens County.
The above case refers to the appeal
from the judgment of the special term
of criminal court, held last fall by
J. H. Marion. Ksq. of Chester, n which
Jim Davis, colored, was convicted of
murder and sentenced to be hanged
December 9, 11)10. Davis was tried on
an indictment charging him with the
murder of Ida Nelson, a negress,
March 27, last year. According to
testimony of several witnesses and
the alleged confession of Davis him
self which was admitted, Claude Fer
guson and Jim Davis visited the home
of Ida Nelson late Saturday night.
Marth 27. last, and Unding Tony I,ea
man in the cabin he was promptly shot
and then the marauders turned their
guns upon the woman, shooting her
ns she fled from the houso. Following
her out into a path that led to her
nearest neighbors, the murderers com
pleted their work by firing into her
prostrate body several shots and
leaving her for dead. She died a few
After this, on the same night, ac
cording to a statement of Davis after
his arrest, the two men proceeded to
tUe cabin homo of Alex Ray, near
Parks station, called him to the door
and shot him dead. Davis said he
fired the shot that killed Ray. and that
the trio of killings was accomplished
as the result of an understanding en
tered into between himself and Fer
Davis was indicted for the murder
of the woman. It being held that he
was present, aided and abetted in her
The supreme court affirms the low
er court and remands the case for the
fixing of another day for the execu
tion of Davis. The remittitur will
probably be forwarded to the clerk of
the court In time for the court next
week to resentence Davis. He was
represented by W. B. Knight and T.
C. Turner, upon the order of the court,
the defendant having appeared with
* All Around Town. *
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Mr. J. E. Medlock, who has been In
the employ of the Lnurens Drug com
pany for a number of years, has left
day for Atlanta, where he and his
brother, Mr. \V. A. Medlock, have pur
chased a drug business of their own.
Mr. Medlock has made many .friends
in I.aurens who regret to see him lenve
but who wish him much success In
bis new home.
Messrs. S. M. & E. 11. Wiikes & Co.
have added several Improvements to
the I rout of their store. In addition
to a handsome new awning, they have
placed a large corrugated Iron sign,
about thirty feet long and four feet
high. The sign is the largest of its
kind iu the city. It was built by
Diwer Bros., the i.aurens tinners.
The block of stock of the Advertiser
Printing Company, formerly owned by
Mr. L. B. Blackwell, has been pur
chased by Mr. VV. C. Lancaster. While
Mr. .'.nncaster will net give to the
company any considerable part of his
time, his duties at the Enterprise
Bank being very arduous, he will take
a personal Interest In the concern and
lend his counsel at the business meet
ings. He has been elected vice-pres
ident of the company.
The store room next to the City
Hall and Opera House, which Is being
overhauled and fitted up by Its owner,
Mr. J. O. C. Fleming, will be occupied
when finished by Mahaffey & Habb.
When completed this will be one of
the handsomest places of business of
this character in the city.
J. C. Burns & Co., the Red Iron
Racket, will receive perhaps the larg
est shipment of soda ever received by
a retail concern in this section of the
state. A solid carload of the Eagle
Thistle variety will be received by
them this week.
Davis Roper & Company have added
an Improved system for keeping their
stock of ready made clothing. In
stead of the old style tables, where the
clothes were always hard to get at
and usually had to be pressed before
wearing, they have added a number
of racks on which the suits are hung.
It is a decided Improvement over the
old way and gives a much better ap
pearance to that department of the
The dry goods and clothing stores
are rapidly opening up their spring
goods. The buyers from the different
stores bought heavily this year and
doubtless nowhere outside of the larg
er cities of the state can a better se
lection be made. The merchants en
joyed a very flattering trade during
the fall months and they are expect
ing an equally good season this spring
Miss Evely Ames Is the new mil
liner at Davis Roper Company's store.
She is from Baltimore. When Messrs.
Davis and Anderson went North a few
weeks ago, she joined them and went
to New York, where she assisted in
the selection of goods for her depart
Miss Gertrud Lipscomb, who was
with Switzer Company last season. Is
again there this year where she will
be pleased to see the friends that she
has made before. Mr. T. C. Switzer
bought an unusually large line of
goods when n the North and Miss
Lipscomb has already begun to get
them in shnpe.
Messrs. J. E. Minter & Bro. have
added a millinery department to their
store. This department is on the sec
ond floor and Is in charge of an ex
perienced milliner from Baltimore,
Miss Chilcotte. Other additions have
been made to the second story of the
Minter store and a very attractive
show room has been made out of it.
Counting on a larger trade than us
ual in his new place of business in the
old Tribblo stand, Mr. H. Terry has
bought a much larger stock than he
has ever bought before. With the
rest of his force of clerks he has
been very busy putting in new goods.
His store is still piled up in places
with boxes ready to be opened.
Mr.W. G. Wilson has announced the
opening of his spring goods. Mr. Wil
son returned some time ago from New
York, where he bought his usual high
class line of goods.
The Spring styles in shoes are be
ing shown now at R. E. Copelnnd's.
The styles are very pretty this sea
son and are attracting a great deal
THKY NEVER FAIL.
That Is What They May About Them
in Laureus, und It is Therefore, Re
Another proof, more evidence. Lau
rens testimony to swell the long list
of local people who endorse the old
Quaker remedy, Doan's Kidney Pills.
Read this convincing endorsement of
thnt remarkable preparation:
W. C. Eichelberger. 115 W. Main St.,
Laurens. S. C, says: "1 shall always
bo glad to say a good work for Doan's
Kidney Pills, as they proved of great
benefit to me several years ago. I
suffered severely from backache sov
tral times being obliged fo lay off
from work. There was also a dull,
heavy ache across my loins and when
I caught cold it always settled in my
kidneys, greatly increasing my suf
fering. The kidney secretions were
too frequent in passage and J was
ise several times at night.
After trying numerous remedies with
out beneilt. I was led to use Doan's
Kidney Pills, by reading of the cures
they were performing. 1 procured a
box at the Palmetto Drug Store and
began using them. They helped me
at once and I did not have to take
them long before a complete cure had
been effected. I advise anyone hav
ing kidney trouble in any form to give
this remedy a thorough trial."
For sale by all dealers. Price SO
cents. Fbster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, role agents 'or the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
We are selling a splendid will lamp
for kitchens for only 25 cents.
S. M. & B. H. WllkeB & Co.
I Pale-Faced Women 1
You ladies, who have pale faces, sallow complexions, I
dark circles under eyes, drawn features and tired, worn- I
out expressions, you need a tonic.
The tonic you need is Cardui, the woman's tonic.
It is the best tonic for women, because its ingredients I
are specifically adapted for women's needs. They act on
the womanly organs and help to give needed strength and
vitality to the worn-out womanly frame.
Cardui is a vegetable medicine. It contains no min- j
erals, no iron, no potassium, no lime, no glycerin, no dan- j
gerous, or habit-forming drugs of any kind. H
It is perfectly harmless and safe, for young and old to use. jfl
The Woman's Tonic E
"After my doctor had done all he said he could for me," B
writes Mrs. Wm. Hilliard, of Mountainburg, Ark., "I took Car
H dui, on the advice of a friend, and it helped me so much. H
"Before taking Cardui, I had suffered from female fl
troubles for five years, but since taking it, I am in good health.
"I think there is some of the best advice in your book I
B that I ever saw." Your druggist sells Cardui. Try it.
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept., Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga. Tenn., I
tot Special Instructions, and 64-page book, "Home Treatment for women." tent free.
The attention of the Richmond
Times-Dispatch is directed to the
fact that a member of the mechanical
force of the Laurens Advertiser has
been drafted by the Petersburg, Va.,
baseball team. The Times-Dispatch
is hereby appointed guardian of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are safe sure and reliable,
and have been praised by thousands
)f wome:. who have been restoved to
health through their gentle aid and
ern rative properties. Sold by Laurens
You can get the very $
Garden Seed |
Irish Potatoes I
Dr. B. F. Posey's
These are fresh and the
kind that grows.
Dr. Posey's Drug $
"Purity at Posey's" i
Laurens, S. C.
When you feet JSSSS?
vons, tired, worried or despondent it is n
sure sign you need MOTT'S NERVERINE
PILLS. They renew the normal vigor and
make life worth living. He suro and ask for
Mott's Nerverine Pills ?fegft
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Prop*., Cleveland. Ohio
LACKED DRUO CO.
Laurens, S. C. ,
J. E. MINTER &
Our buyer has just returned from Baltimore and New York, and our store is now being rapidly filled with the newest things from the Great
style centers. We start the season with the best assortment of Goods we have ever shown. We particularly invite you to visit
our Millinery and Ready-to-wear Departments, which we have added this season. Our Millinery Department will be
in charge of Miss Chilcote of Baltimore, who is regarded as one of the best Trimmers that go out from
that city. She will be assisted by Miss Nannie Dorroh. Our Hats are arriving daily and we
will be glad to have you visit our Millinery Parlor where you can see
the new things and rest quietly when you want.
SPECIAL IN DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT
New Spring Goods!
black, blue, lavender, etc.
?;u Inch silk Cron-do-Chlne,
at per yard .
".c inch silk, Foulard, In the newest patterns, per yard
Messaline In Black and all colors por yard.
36 Inch Black Taffeta, guaranteed, per yard.
86 inch Black Taffeta per yard.
.'tG inch Silk Pongee per yard.
Silk Foulard per yard.
. . SOc
Foulard patterns In all the newest cloths, per yard 25c, 88c, r?oc
Morquesetts In Black and White per yard.50c
Cotton Voiles In plain and fancy per yard...25c
The now Foulard patterns in lawns ami muslins per yd 10c, 15c, 20c
To arrive this week the latest styles as shown
in the Great ?Stores of New York, including
Voile Dresses.$5.00, $7.9S, $12.50 and #15.00
Silk Foulard Dresses.$12.50 and $10.1)0
New Tailored Suits.$12.60, $18.50, $20.00
Dressing Sacks.50c, 75c and $1.00
Lingerie Dresses .$5.00, $7.98, $10.00, and $12.50
Automobile Coats.$5.00, $10.00, and $12.50
Silk and Morquesetts Waists.$?.50, $5.00, and $0.50
Children's Dresses.50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00
Ladies House Dresses.OSc, $1.50, $1.08, and $2.5?
That spring suit is ready for you. The smartest and the best
?t.$10.00, $15.00, $20.110 and $25.00
Young Men s Suits.$10.00 and $15.08
Boy's Suits.$:j.tM), $1.00, $5.00 $8.00 and $10.08
New Belts.25c, 50c and *!.0ft
Novelties in Neckwear.25c and 50c
Belt Buckles and pins.25c and 50c
The latest in Patent. VfCl, Saude, Cnn Metal .. ..$8.50 and #1.00
Novelty styles In Patent and Velvet.$2.50 and $8.00
Children's Bllppers in Buster Brown.$1.50 and (12,00
We want your business. Polite and courteous attention given. Make our Store your shopping place.
J. E. MINTER & BROTHER