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WHEN 1X1$ IN THE bank j
Bank your money and rest easy. Burglars
can't get it, and schemers and fair weather
friends won't be so apt to make your money
Make OUR Hank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
t N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
A Real Spring Tonic!
Is one that goes after the liver good and strong, a prepa
ration that will drive away all Indigestion, Constipation
and Liver troubles. When that is done the cause of debil
ity, tired feeling, headaches and the other symptons of
a run down condition is removed.
will do this better than any other remedy you can take.
Be sure to keep a bottle on hand. 50cts and $1 per bottle.
Manufactured and Guaranteed by the
R. L. T. COMPANY,
Anderson, S. C.
For Sale by Laurens Drug* Company
50ets and $1.00 Bottles Laurens, South Carolina
Buyers Guide and Classified i
E. V. FERGUSON'S
For Cleaning, Piessing
and Dyeing. All Alterations
promptly and neatly done.
Telephone No. 254
Harness, Horse Goods
The difference between a
rut and a grave is the length
and the breadth of it. If you
JOHN A. FRANKS
there is no danger of falling
Come In and see about the West
house Hugged Tungsten Lamps and
let ns reduce jour light bill.
W. P. HUDGENS
Tinning. Rooffing and
S. S. BOYI)
Plumber and Tinner
Dealer in Plumber's and Tin
Upstairs opposite City Hall.
We wash everything but
the Baby, Put your duds in
my suds. The best combina
tion in Laurens.
J .aureus Steam Laundry
We are the sole bot
tlers for Coca Cola, the
Coca Cola Bottling
??The Quality Priotihop"
Specialist in Every Class
of Job Work
TWO INEGROS LYNCHED
IN CHEROKEE COUNTY
Accused of bilking u Young White
Man Commit an Unmentionable
Crime. Town now Quiet.
Blacksburg, March 29.?Frank
Whlsonant und .loo Brinson, negroes,
against whom a young white man
lodged the charge that they had got
ten him drunk and caused him to
commit an unprintable crime, were
lynched In this town last night some
time between midnight and dawn.
Who composed the mob is a mystery
the authorities have been unable so
far to solve.
The bodies of the negroes were
discovered early today swinging from
rafters in a deserted blacksmith shop
within ti .stone's throw of the guard
house from which they had been
taken. The officer who had been
left to guard the prisoners says he
left his post at midnight, there being
no indication that an attempt would
be made to lynch the men, although
there had been considerable talk of
violence in the afternoon and earlier
part of the evening. At one time
yesterday it was suggested that the
negroes be taken from Blacksburg to
Gaffney, the county seat, for safe
keeping but after conferring with au
thorities here tho sheriff agreed that
the men should remain in Blacksburg
to answer to a minor charge.
This morning when the stores were
opened, a 'clerk went to the public
well in the public square to get a
pail of water and it was then dis
covered that tho well rope was gone.
He at once reported tho mnttor to
Mayor Rnmsour and a trip was made
to the City jail. There it was found
that the entrauco to the council
chamber had been forced open with
a sledge hammer further in tho
building the two padlocks oT the cell
door were found broken open. The
negroes woro gone. Short search
then revealed them, hanging to the
rafters of a blacksmith shop, less
than 100 yards from the jail. Their
hands and foot were bound, one ne
gro had his mouth stuffed with cot
ton, while the other was so bound
that the ropes went around his
mouth, preventing any outcry.
Official notification was at once
'sent to Sheriff Thomas and he with
Coroner Vlnesotl and the deputy
sheriffs enmo to tho scone, The soli
citor, .lames ('. Otts of Spa rl an burg,
was expected and therefore no ac
tion was taken until the train came
ami when the solicitor failed to ar
rive, the inquest was begun, the
bodies being cut down exactly at 1:1"..
At the inquest, the most important
piece of evidence presented was that
I of a Mr. Huston, who swore that he
! was on his way home, near midnight,
last night, lie saw a band of horse
men, number some 10 or 15 approach
ing from the direction of Gaffney, lb1
I was unable to give any report of their
I actions alter they came into the main
i part of town.
After hearing all the evidence, the
I coroner's jury decided that thoy
Could not render a verdict and there
fore an adjournment was taken un
til Friday. April 5, on which day the
inquest will he resumed, the hour
being set at I p. in.
Newt McCoinhs. a negro from
Gnffnoy, came over this morning
ami it is alleged that he was making
an effort to incite the negroes of the
town to deeds of violence against the
white popple. He was arrested and
and on his person was found a pistol
and two boxes of new cartridges. He
was hold in jail, under gunrd until
noon, when he was sent to the coun
ty jail in Gaffney for sale keeping.
The town is in grci i excitement.
Hundred.; of visitors have come in
j today from all parts. Liberal delega
tions have been present from Gaffney
and also from North Carolina towns.
The general sentiment of the poo
pie of Blackshut'ti Is against the lynch
ing and many of them have come
straight out and stated that they did
not believe that the act was committed
by Blncksburg people.
Tonight things are becoming more
quiet but there is still intense ex
citemont. Not a negro in the town
is willing to work and several plants
have been forced to practically shut
down. No negro would assist in
burying the two who were lynched
and the coroner was finally forced to
hire White men for the job. The ne
groes of the town seem to be very1
sullen and It is feared by some that
thero may he a move of some kind
made by the colored population. It
is said that a number of the men of
the town will keep a watch through
out the night.
Negroes Desert Blncksburg.
Spartanburg, March 29.?A tele
phone message from Blacksburg at
midnight says a posse headed by the
sheriff of Cherokee county has Just
returned from a reconnolterlng expe
dition In the vicinity of Hopewell
Church, where the ncgrOOS were re
ported as gathering. but found no
sign of a mob in that vicinity. A
negro employed in a Blncksburg fam
ily is said to have told his employer
early in (he evening that the negroes
were planning to set fire to the town
durlug the night. This report car
ried to Blacksburg a hundred i..*m
from Gaffney and 25 or more from
('ow|)cns, all heavily armed.
STOMACH MISERY QUICKLY
Sourness, (Jus, Heaviness, Heartburn
Go in Five Minutes,
Bat a hearty meal if you want to.
Then take two MIO-NA tablets and
you'll wonder why that old stomach of
yours Is so comfortable.
MI-O-NA tablets do more than give
relief, they c'' nn , renovate, put
strength and elasticity into the stom
ach walls and build up the general
condition of the stomach so that you
can digest the heartiest meal without
Lar (if distress.
Guaranteed for Indigestion, dizzi
ness, biliousness, sleeplessness, sick
headache, and all stomach diseases.
Large box GO eeiits ;:t Laurens Drug
Co. and druggists everywhere.
SKMINOLE CASK VERDICT.
Suit of Receivers of Semlnole Securi
ties Company vs. W. A Clark gOCS
Columbia, March 28.?The jury in
the case of Frank G. Tompkins, chair
man of the receivers of the Semlnole
Securtles Co. against W. A. Clark,
trustee, returned a verdict for the
plaintiff giving him $1,026,88. Tills
means that Mr. Clark must pay for
1,000 shares of Semlnole stock at $1
a share, with Interest for three years
at 7 per cent. The jury thus consid
ered him a stockholder and award
ed him his prorate share of dldvidcnds,
which Mr. Clark stated in the de
fence was 2?) pei- cent.
The trustees of the Scminolo Secu
rities Company were, in addition to
Mr. Clark, T. s. Bryan nnd Wille
The receivers of the company ave
Frank g. Tompkins, linger SInklor,
F. .1. Bthoredge T. \v. Berry, R. II.
Tlmmermnn and a. m. Kennedy.
The interest carried by the verdict
dated from January, 190S to date,
while Mr. Clark was given credit for
dividends in favor of the other stock
holders before the company was put
Into the hands of the receivers.
Mr. Clark entered a counter claim
of $1,825.75 for his services as trus
tee. This claim was ruled ou( and
the jury considered only the matter
of stock and dividends.
Facts Vhoul Indigestion and Its Ke
llet' Thal Should Interest \ on.
Although Indigestion and Dyspepsia
are so provident, most people do not
thoroughly understand their cause
and cure. There is no reason why
most people should not oat anythiii
they desire -If they will only chew
it carefully and thoroughly. Many ac
tually starve themselves Into sickness
through fear of entinu every good
looking, good-smelling, and good-tast
ing food, because it does not agree
The best thine to do is to fit your
self to digest any good rood.
We believe we <;i!? rclj. ve Dyspep
sia. We are so Confidol?! of this fact
that we guarantee and promise to sim
ply the medicine free of all cost to
every one who will use it. who is not
perfectly satisfied with the results
which 1t produces. We exact no prom
Ises, and put no one under any obli
gation whatever. Surely, nothing
< ould he fairer. Wo are located right
here and our reputation should be
Ritftlclenl assurance of the genuine
ness of our offer.
We want every one troubled with
Indigestion of Dyspepsia in any form
10 come to our store and buy a box of
Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets. Take them
home and give them a reasonable
Mill, according to directions. Then,
if not satisfied, come to us and gel
your money back. They nrd very
i pleasant to take: (hoy aid to s dhe:
the irrllabli stomach, to strengthen
and invigorate |hq digestive organs,
and to promote a healthy nnd natural
bowel action, thus leading to perfect'
i and healthy digestion and assimilation
A 25c package of Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets furnishes l"> days' treatment.,
in ordinary oases; this is s u 111 e lent to
t produce a cure. In morn chronic oas
es; a longer treatment, of course, Is
necessary, and depends upon tue ,
? verity *>f (hi- trouble. For SUCll cases,
we have two larger sl/.OS which sell
for She and $1.00. Itemombor, you can
obtain Roxall Remedies in this com
munity only at pur store The Roxall 1
>torc. The Laurens Drug Co.. in::
M 25-CENT BOTTLE
onb i >o?rc:
"> iilromoToall distrosn. a permanent
" Pot flvo yours T nufiVrod untold min
?y from DyBix'pnia. I tried everything,
motors fuilod toevon givo rolior. Qro
r Graham Dyspopida itemedy gavo mo
?.''?nt relief nnd a permanent cure.
0 in no hoftlthior man in our city
miles GILBERT, Akron, Ohio.
Throo HizoH, Ufte, 60c. an<l 91.00.
< ? HAM CO., INC, NLWHURCJH, N.Y.
LAUREN'S DRUG ( w.
Laurens, S. ('.
Makes Warm Friends
Let Us Keep You Warm *
ulled the Oliver
all day ?ivd
feels like ? colt
If th \orsea feel that way,
how cb u suppose the man
(who htw been holding the
Probably mighty well satis
fied with himself, and glad
He has done more work,
better work, and with greater
ease?simply because he used an
Why don't you be one of these men?
We will be glad to show you the plow?to answer
questions?and to convince you that this io tlio plow
for you to buy.
"BUILT FOR SERVICE
J. D. CULBERTSON
Madden, S. C.
EARL C. OWENS
Gray Court, S. C.
All calls promptly answered anywhere in this
and adjoining counties. The spendid schedule en
ables me to reach you promptly. Long Distance
Phone No. -17
This is the proper method lo lesi relative \uln< . An article
made attractive by quoting n. low price may no! necessarily In
chon p. defect ive weave or douhll'til color n\t\y eoutlcmn it. Coin
pare quality with price on the following nrtieh :
Silks 2(5 inches wide in solid colors and fancy k!pipes al the
Cotton Voiles with silk stripes in popular shades al ... ,20c
Kxccllcnt value in white bMnxon in two grades, tin- yard
.20c and 25e
"('lispelte' this is the Mrs! appearance for lliis fabric. It
comes in white OIl'.V, nice sheer goods, perfect in weave. 3(5
inches wide, in two qualities.20e ami 25c
The heavy White horicne is here at the popular price 10c
Union Linen 36 inches wide at the yard.20e
Linens manufactured only of pure flax, starting at 25c and
on up through the higher grades. All linen sheeting !"> inches
A full range of White Waistings from 10c Up.
Heavy Linen ('rush for skirting in half black or natural color
36 inches wide at the sard.25c
W. G. WILSON & CO. I