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WEST T. GREGORY
WILL GO FREE
Governor Blease Commutes Sentence
of I.iiniens County Man Convicted
Last September of Manslaughter.
West T. Gregory, -white, who was
convicted at the September term of
Court of Common Pleas last year will
be a free man within a few days. Gov
ernor Blease has commuted Ms sen
tence of two years to a sentence of one
yeur. As ho already served all but a
fe,w days of the one year sentence ho
?will walk out of the doors of the pen
itentiary a free man within a few days
Gregory, who is a young man about
thirty years of ago, killed Cal Purr on
the Btreets of Clinton. Doth were op
eratives at the Lydia Cotton Mills.
Gregory claimed that he shot Furr in
defense of his home.
I MADDEN NEWS |
Madden, Sept. 12.?The New Pros
pect School opened Monday morning.
Mrs. M. Fadden gave the parents and
pupils a very interesting talk. She
Is especially anxious of building up
a first class graded nchool here and
she will certainly have the loyal sup
port of trustees, patrons and pupils.
We predict a prosperous school year
The many friends of Mr. Jim Finley
who was reared near Waterloo but
who a few years ago moved his family
to Westminister, will be grieved to
learn that he Is seriously 111 and grave
doubts are entertained of his recov
ery. Ills brother, Mr. John H. Finley
left for his bedBide Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson who
have been in California for the past
two years or more are here on a visit
to their father. Judge Thompson. Mr.
and Mrs. Thompson talk very Inter
estingly of their stay in "The land of
the setting sun."
.Mr. and Mrs. John Wogord and Mrs.
Delia Cunningham spent a very pleas
ant day recently with Mr. and Mrs. G.
Judge Thompson and daughter, Miss
Jessie, together with Miss Proffltt vis
ited Dr. W. C. Thompson Sunday.
Miss Julia Cunningham was the
pleasant guest of Miss Kate Wofford
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Langston spent
Sunday with their nephew Mr. Percy
Finley and attended prayer meeting at
Prospect In the afternoon.
Mr. Claude Finley visited Mr. Henry
Pitts near Ware Shoals Sunday.
Misses Kate and Azlle Wofford were
recent visitors to their aunt, Mrs. May
Mrs. Jim Roper and children of Ka
olin were down Saturday to see her
daughter, Mrs Thad Moore.
Little Joe Walker, the bright little
girl of Mr. Will Walker has been quite
Mrs. W. T. Allison visited her grand
sons, Messrs Clyde and Larry Martin
of Laurens, last week.
Mrs. Oxner who has been with her
adughtor, Mrs. Clury Martin has gone
Miss Edna Proflit and Masters John
W. Wofford, Mabra, Krastus and A. B.
Madden, entered the Laufens high
school Monday. A. B. Martin, howev
er, goes in the lower grades.
More Stamps Necessary.
From the number of letters dally
deposited in the local postoffice with
single one cent stamps nlllxed It is
evident that some people do not know
that there is no drop rate or special
rate of one cent an ounce on letters
for local delivery at City delivery of
fices. All letters including the ones
that have heretofore enjoyed the spe
cial one cent rate must hereafter be
fully prepaid two cents for each once
or fraction of two ounces. If a letter
is mailed bearing a single one cent
stamp it will be returned for postage
if the sender be known otherwise! the
deficient postage will be collected
from tin- addressee.
Please bear this in mind and see
that your letter bears the proper pos
tage before deposited for mailing.
Cecl* Rhodes' Good Sense.
Although Cecil Rhodes was a busy
man ho found time for a certain
amount of reading. He made it a
tu7*. jjfhox :gh very fond of good pic
tures. ?'>ver to buy any for fear of
?levAt '.ag a craze for collecting
?woffcr t*. art, for with all bis wealth
ho that he could not afford to
spend so much money on a fad. The
only famous painting that ho owned
was one by Sir Joshua Reynolds,
supposed to represent a young mar
ried woman, which hung In the dining
room over the fireplace. As a boy ho
had taken u great fancy to tho pic
t tur ar.d v/hen ho grew up and bo
OnRame rich ho bought it.
r. th\ ,
m?t K ?
'did the girls' anti-smoking
fttoH out?" "It collapsed. The
t of the town organized an
*o crusade." ? Stray
NEW NEWS OF YESTERDAY
How Elkins Helped Break Up a
He It Was Who Plrtt Supplied the
Information That Resulted In
Uncovering the Huge 8tar
Route Postal Swindles.
BY E. J. EDWARDS.
"Sometimes, when I have heard of
the great sorvioo rendered by the
late Senator Stephen 13. Elklna of
West Virginia through the drafting of
what is now known as the Elkins law,
Uie most effective Instrument for the
prevenUon of railroad robatlng, I have
thought of another great service ren
dered by Senator Elkins of which the
public never had any knowledge. Tho
timo has now come when I can tell
"I think It waa on tho second day
of March, 1881." couUnuod Thom&a L.
I Jamos, postmaster general during the
j Qarfleld administration, "that Mr. El
kins, whom I had learned to know
well when ho was a delegate to con
| grese from tho territory of New Mexi
co, called upon me at my offlco in
I the New York postofflce. After the
greeUngs of cordial friendship were
over, Mr. Elkins explained that ho
I wanted to send a telegram to James
j O. Blaine, and ho presumed he would
I recolvo an answer within an hour. He
! added that the telegram referred to
somothing that concerned me.
"When we returned to tho postoffioe
I after luncheon, we found a telegram
I there awaiting Mr. Elkitut' return*
j HaaUly reading tho message, he said
that he had telegraphed Mr. Blaine,
\ who was to be secretary of state in
the new administration, to know If
there were any chango In General
Garfleld's cabinet plans, and, Mr.
Blaine had replied that ttiero nad been
nono. Thon Elkins said to me: 'You
are to have a groat opportunity, and a
very difficult and perhaps dafigerous
task beforo you, as soon as you enter
th? postofflco department,
" 'You doubtless havo seen in tho
newspapers lately a good many vagu?
intimations that tho government is be
ing wronged by Uie star route con
tractors. I fdl you, Mr. James, that
those reports aro true. I know from
personal observation in New Mexico
that tho government is being robbed
by star route contractors, and gov
ernment officers aro being bribed by
theso contractors. I can furnish you
somo details. Tho first thing you do
after you have got fairly well ac
quainted with tho poBtofflce depart
ment should be to make an Investiga
tion of the contract department. Tear
it up. The contract department is ex
ploiting star route service to the
amount of millions a year, when no
service is given, and men tho contrac
tors aro whacking up with some of
the postofflce authorities. You will
run counter to somo very Influential
politicians. I am here to tell you.
however, that you will have absolute
support from Uie president, from Mr.
Blaino as secretary of state, and from
Mr. Wayne MacVeagh, who is to b?
"Mr. Elkins thereupon gave me I
some Information regarding th?
frauds. Upon Uiat Information I was
able to base tho investigation of the
; contract department of tho postofflce
department. We speedily uncovered
I huge swindles. I havo esUmated that
the government was robbed of some
i where between six million and eight
million dollars by theso frauds.
"We prosecuted criminally tho lead
ing conspirators, but wo found it im
i possible to obtain a Jury at Washing j
ton which would convict. But wo !
broke up for good and all the star
' route swindle?a service that was duo
In the first Instanco to the Information
given to us by Stephen B. Elkins. It
was one of the greatest services ren- j
dered to tho government of which I
have any personal recollection. But
until now. President Garfleld and his
cabinet were the only ones, excepting
Mr. Elkins himself, who knew that
It was through tho initiative of Mr. J
Elkins that this work of reformation
(Copyright, 1911. by E). J. Edwards. Alt
Curious Old English Custom.
Some strange old customs aro still
observed In England. Somo seven .
hundred and fifty peoplo assembled
the other Saturday afternoon in tho i
village of Tlchborne, near Alresford, ,
1 In Hampshlro, to receive among them
700 gallons of flour?the historic Tlch
borne "dole." Before tho distribution I
Rev. Father O'Flynn, chaplain to the '
family, blessed the flour and explained
j the history of the "dole." The origin
of the custom, ho said, was some
i what vague. An old ballad related
j how in the time of the "wys and
? VOrtUOUS Prlns Henrye II." the Lady of
; Tlchborne Just before she died
! crawled round a square of land, still
j marked out, which she snld should be
devoted to the needs of the poor.
There Was Some Chance.
"Have you ever supported Booth?"
? the manager askod.
"No," tho applicant replied. "I nov
or saw Booth act."
"How about McCullough?"
"McCullough died before I went on
"Of eourso you were with Mans
"No, sir; I nm sorry to ,ny that
Mansfield never had a place for mo
in any of his companies."
"Hin. Have you ever been Mrs.
Flske's leading man?"
"I guess I'll give you a chance. You
may be able to learn somothing" '
Mt .Olive, ^ept. 2.?Quite a number
of our young people are off for school
Misses Lula Mae and Bertha Bolt
have gone to Llnwood College, Gas
tonla, N. C; Miss Sarah Cooper to
the Laurens graded school; Miss Eula
Mae Knight to tfre graded school In
Greenville, S. C; Mr. Paul Washing
ton to North Greenville high school at
Tlgersvllle, S. C; Mr. Eugene Jones
to Cleuison and Master Manning Bolt
leaves Tuesday for Piedmont, S. C,
where he enters the graded school.
Miss Bessie Hudgens of Laurens, Is
visiting her sister .Mrs. J. B. Hill.
Mesdames Minerva Hill and Aman
da Washington are visiting relatives
at Pelzer and Piedmont.
Mr .W. E. Washington of Mountain
Rest is at home for a two weeks' va
Mr. W. O. Martin Is building on his
farm adjoining his fathers'.
Mft Herbert Cooper has gone to
Curthbert, Ga., where he has accept
ed a position with the Moore Drug Co.
The farmers of this section are
about through with the fodder and
some are busy with the cotton.
Statement of the Condition of the
Located at Lnurens, S. ('., at the Close
of ffusincss September L lull.
Loans and Discounts .. ..$33-1,327.70
Bonds and Stocks owned by
the Bank. 0,633.43
Furniture and Fixtures .... 4,900.00
Banking House. 22,466.16
Due from Banks and Bank
ers . 15.977.32
Silver and other Coin .... 3,491.43
Checks and Cash Items . . 353.66
Capital Stock Paid In .. ..$100,000.00
Surplus Fund. 20,000.00
Undivided Profits, Less Cur
rent Expensee and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers 1,036.34
Dividends Unpaid ?. 17S.00
Individual Deposits subject
to Check .. . .$G6,649.S0
Savings -Deposits 44,960.26
Time Certificates of Deposit
Total Deposits. 160,755.31
Cashier's Checks. 104.00
Notes and Bills Redlscount
Bills Payable, Including Cer
tificates for Money Bor
rowed . 106,000.00
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came C. H. Roper, Cashier
of the above named bank, who, being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a true condi
tion of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
C. H. ROPER.*
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 12th day of September, 1911.
W. G. Lancaster.
Notary Public. S. C.
Correct?Attest: N. B. Dial. C. E.
Kennedy. S. M. Wilkes, Directors.
TRADE WITH SI!
IF YOU DON'T NOW. WHY?
To Know Us is to Like Us
We carry a Full Stock
of Goods and can
White Satin Flour ground at Dan
Valley Mills, out of good home grown
Virginia wheat. Try a sack and be
come a sntislled customer.
One of those good fresh Hams on
the rack for you?send for it.
Phone for Cotton Seed Meal, Bran.
Shorts. Milko Cow Food and Chicken
Feed?delivered within the city.
Buy Seed Rye, aBrley, Red Rust
Proof Oats, Home Raised Seed Oats.
Crimson Clever, Vetch and Turt.lp
Seed to grow.
Figure with us on Paging and Ties.
2 pound and 2 1-3 pound good piec
ed Bnkking, full weight and good val
ue. 2 1-3 pound and 3 pound new
Bagging, nt the rgilit price.
Pieced Cotton Ties, new pieced Ties
and new Arrow Ties, worth all we ask
Use good Bagging and Ties and get
the full market value for your cotton.
Trade vtith us anil uc will sine yon
J. H. SULLIVAN
Laurens, S. C.
Pair Girl?My father made his for
tune when he was a young man.
Would you like to know how he did
Gallant Youth?Not particularly;
but I would like to know If he still
Littleton College has a limited num
ber of $100 scholarships for accepta
ble applicants who wish to make spe
cial preparation for Christian work
and teaching and who are without
means with which to secure this pre
paration elsewhere. For further in
formation, address J. M. Rhodes. Lit
tleton. N. C,
Notice of Final Settlement.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of H. A .Mills, deceased, are
hereby notified to present and prove
the same before O. G. Thompson, Pro
bate Judge for the County of Laurens.
In said State at his ollico at Laurens
C. H., s. C. at ten o'clock a. m. on the
6th day of October, 1911, or they will
be forever barred.
joiix d. Mills.
Sept 5 1911.?1 mo. Administrator.
Pursuant to the decree of the Court
of Common Pleas in the case of J. G.
Brown, et al., against Goldie G. Brown,
et al., I will sell at public outcry at
Laurens, C. H., South Carolina, to the
highest bidder during legal hours on
Salesday in October 1911, being the'
2nd. day of the month, all that tract of
land in Laurens county. State of South
Carolina, containing seventy-eight (78)
acres, more or less known as the lend
of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Brown, deceased,
bounded on the north by lands of W.
B. Bozeman, east by It. s. Griffin, south
by W. P. Turner, and west by R. W.
Brown; Terms, one-half of the pur
chase money cash, balance due at
twelve months with interest from day
of sale, secured by bond of the pur
chaser and mortgage of the premises,
with leave to puichaser to pay all
cash, purchaser to pay for papers.
JOHN F. BOLT, C. C. C. P.
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mange in 30 minutes. Pimples
and Ringworms quickly. Price
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60c by mail or express from
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sure sign you need MOTT'S NERVERINE
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Laurens, N. C.
GEO. L. WILSON, Manager
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