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Let us sell you your seed Grain
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Crimson Clover?Why don't you sow
down and rest up that land that is
cotton sick t It will pay you.
Ilon't forget to fatten your hogs, we
hate the Hire Meal, lirau und Shorts
for you to feed them.
New Arrow Cotton ties, Pieced Cot
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lingtrink for the (Jinners, 2 His, 2 1-2
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Bagging?we have a good big lot of
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The boys at the Hig Store will treat
you right.. Come right along.
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MUNN X Co.36,R'??d"4'' New York
liranch Ollloo. 636 V St., Wasl>lii?l?ii. 1>. 0.
INEWBERRY FARMER IS
KILLED BY ASSASSIN
Spurgcon M. Johnson Shot Through
Window?Was In ltoom of Ills Home
with Family?Load of Shot Pene
trated his Head.
Newberry, Oct. 11.?Mr. Spurgeon M.
.lohuson. who lived, on the plantation
known as the old .lim Hill place,
north-west of Newberry, not far from
the Laurens line was assassinated at
about 8.30 o'clock on Monday night, as
he sat in a room of his home, in com
pany with his wife and her aunt and
his little son, who was In bed. Mr.
Johnson was shot on the left side of
the head, about the region of the ear,
with a shot gun. The assassin Bred
through .an open window. Mr. John
son died instantly.
The- peace officers in Newberry re
ceived telephone messages telling of
the tragedy at about 1 o'clock on Tues
day morning. Sheriff Buford, accom
panied by his two rural policemen, left
immediately for the scene, in an uuto
| mobile driven by Mr. Forrest Summer.
Constable and Sheriff- elect Cannon
G. Blease waited in Newberry until
about 5 o'clock Tuesday morning for
blood hounds which had been request
ed from Columbia. The blood hounds
were brought to Newberry by Mr. C\
C. Robins, a guard at the State peni
tentiary. Mr. Robbins came up on
the-early mixed train on the C, N. &
IL. road, aad, driven by Mr. Waldrop,
In Mr. Blcase's car, he and Mr. Blease
and Coroner Jno. Henry Chappell went
to the scene.
The blood hounds trailed from the
house to a road, where mule tracks
were seen, and it is the opinion of I
some of those who were at the scene
that the dogs were on the track of the
assassin, and that after firing the shot
he went to the road and left on a
mule. Jt was impossible to follow
the mule track.
Rumors connected the name of a
negro, Billy Thomas, with the affair, |
and he was found by Sheriff Buford.
but was not detained when it was
shown that ho had been 'possum hunt
ing with white men at the time of the
Mr. Johnson was furnishing Mose
Hallstock, a negro, with rations this
year, and on the day of the shooting
had sent over and taken some seed
cotton from Mose. Mose was not locat
ed in the neighborhood b> the officers,
and his wife states -that he has been
at Cross Hill for several weeks under
the care of physicians. When Mose's
wife was first asked about the af
fair, however, it appears thai she said
Mose was at a house near-by, and it
is stated that she piloted Magistrate
William Dorroh and a party to this
house. It was at this house that an
other incident occurred at about day
light on Tuesday morning.
Magistrate Dorroh and his parly de
manded to enter this house In search
of Mose llailstoek, when they were
fired upon by negroes in the house.
The Hi e was returned by'the party,
and Os Atkins, colored, and his son,
were both wounded. Hoth were shot
In the fleshy parts of their legs, and
neither wound is serious. It was some
time before the party could enter the
house, and it was not known whether
Mose Hailstock had been In the house
and had left or not.
Mose Ilailstock's wife, it appears,
became frightened While the ease wa
being investigated, and some time ear
ly Tuesday morning she left. She was
later secured by Sheriff Buford, how
ever, and for several reasons which
appeared to the sheriff sufficient, she
was brought to the Newberry Jail by
Sheriff Buford on Tuesday night, fihe
is not Charged with the killing, but is
detained pending the Investigation.
Sheriff Buford returned to the city
on Tuesday afternoon, but went back
to the scene on the Southern train at
2:bS, and continued his Investigations
Tuesday Afternoon, returning to Now
berry on the Southern Tuesday night,
bringing the woman with him. Con
stable Blease and Mr. Robbins return
ed to the city with the dogs Tuesday
afternoon, and Mr. Robbins took the
dogs back to Columbia.
Coroner John Henry Chappell held
the Inquest on Tuesday morning. The
affair was shrouded in mystery, and
very few facts were elicited. Mr.
Johnson had come in from hauling
cotton, and had sat down at the table
to do some figuring. While he was at
the table the shot was fired, and his
head dropped on the table. The ver
dict was that Johnson came to his
death at the hands of parties unknown.
Mr. Johnson was about 35 years of
age. He had only one child, a little
son. aged some ;iine or ten years. His
wife was a Miss Dreher.
The Investigation is, of course, bc
InK continued by Sheriff Buford and
the other officers, but there are few
clues of any Importance to work upon.
The officers will bend every energy
to get to the bottom of the horrible
The sroiip of the killing Is about
eight miles this side of Cross Hill ?
?Newberry Herald and News.
We are selling the best broom ever
shown in Laurena for Sfj cents.
S. M. & B. H. Wilkes & Co.
THE COTTON CROP
A LARGE ONE
Generally Conceded thai (ho Crop of
the Southern Staple ?III he a Hit;
one.?Market Watching the Weather
s New York. Oct. 10.?There wn3
much to stimulate bearish s mtiment
in eotton this week and the market fol
lowed the course natural under the
circumstances, to wit, rvrlces were
sharply depressed at times under the
weight of heavy Otterings, which were
prompted chiefly by good weather in
the belt, large receipts and the polit
ical disturbances abroad. In so far
as the crop news was concerned, de
velopments were rathe confusing; lirst
reports showed that there was no frost
over Sunday and quotations Bagged
rapidly as a result, only to rally feebly
on covering Induced by the fear that
frost might, after all, make its ap
pearance. This It failed to do, how
ever, and not only did short sellers
gain renewed confidence, but holders
became discouraged and let go of their
cotton, thus accelerating the decline.
On the other hand, it . was not only
the favorable weather that broke the
market; daily receipts in many in
stances surpassed last year's and Liv
erpool values were plainly affected by
the actual outbreak of hostilities In
Europe. Obviously, a foreign war Is
not calculated I6<> promote the de
mand for American eotton. Viewing
the general situation in its broadest
aspect, it is contended that there is
nothing on which to base a permanent
advance in prices and that the move
ment should logically he the other
way until the fear of frost becomes
something more than a fear. Each day
that frost remains absent naturally In
creases the chances or a large crop
and it is now pretty generally conced
ed that this crop will he a large one,
perhaps the second greatest on record.
But there are some who argue that
quotations will ultimately seek a high
er ilvel, if for no other reason than
the prospective big consumption. Ac
cording to one authority over 14,500,000
hales were consumed lnst year and It
is figured that this year's takings may
readily equal that total, especially
since business in this country is mak
ing such steady progress. For the
present, however, the weather is the
pivot on which the market swings; a
sudden switch from good to had might
easily change the entire complexion of
Prom the opening of the crop year
to October t. according to e.r.iistlcs
compiled by he Fmuuci.i: ?! r ?>n-?,<?,
],&53?07'. bai-s nf Potion i'hUii lain
sight against 2,055,678 hales last year
and 1,635,830 hales two years ago
This week port receipts were 410,133
hales against 435,150 bales a year ago
and 408,931 hales in 1910. Takings
by northern spinners for the crop
year to October 1 were 122,284 hales
compared with 144,275 hales last yea.
and 172.XI."i hales two years ago. Last
week's exports to Great Britain and
the Continent were 403,580 hales
against 202,976 the same week of 1911,
while for the crop year 885,458 hales
compared with 1,176,616 in the pre
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Over II. Terry's Store Laurens, South Carolina
Take notice that on the 26th (luv of
October, I will render a final account
of my acts and doings as Administra
tor of tin; estate of Isaac Qarrett, de
ceased, in the office of the Judgo of
Probate of Lam ens county at 11
o'clock a. in., and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my trust as Administrator,
Any persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said dale,
duly proven, or lie forever barred.
W. L. Ca nett,
September 25, 1912, l mo.
Take notice thai on the 26tll day of
October, I will render a final account
of my acts and doings as Adminis
trator of the estate of II. F, Taylor,
deceased, ill the OlIlCO of the .Indue
of Probate of Laurons county at II
o'clock, a. tu., and on tlx- same day
will apply lor a final discharge from
my trust as Administrator.
Any persons indebted to said estate
arc notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
Uivlng claims agnlllSl said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred,
T. L. MONROE.
September 25, 1012.? i mo.
state of South (!aiollna,
County of Laurens.
In the ProliatO Court:
! W. <' Irby, T. I). Darlington and R,
A. Cooper, executors of the last will
and testament of Talulah IrVy JoilOS,
Mrs. Rosa I Calno, et al? Defend
Pursuant to decree of the court
in the above slated ease, I will sell
' ,n public- outcry, to the highest bld
. (lei , at I.aureus Courl House. S. C, on
I salesday in November next, being
I Monday the Ith day of the month,
during the legal hours for such sales,
the following described real estate, to
wit: All that tract, piece or parcel
of land, sit into, lying and being in the
county an I stole aforesaid, containing
two hundred and ninety five (21lf?)
acres, more or loss, hounded by lands
of Dr. \V. ('. Irby. Dr. II. P. Posoy,
Mrs. Jailio Clarke, .1. II. Sullivan,
right of way of Charleston AL- Wes
tern Carolina Hallway, el til, the same
being situate' one and one-half miles
south of Laurens courl house, on pub
lic road leading from I.aureus court
house to Milton. The said tract of
land will lie sold first as a whole;
second in small tracts ranging from
about two ac res to tWOl ty-llvo at res,
ami the bid which is most advanta
geous to the i law will be ac
cepted as tin- highest bid for the prop
erty, A plat of safllO ??an be soen at
the office of C. A. PowOr. surveyor, or
at the o iice of the Judgo of Probate
for Laurens county. Terms of snlo
une-third cash, balance in one and
two years, secured by bond of the
purchaser and mortgage of the prem
ises sold, with interest at the rate of
eight per centum per annum. Pur?
chaser to pay for papers, with leave
to the purchaser to pay his entire bid
O. 0. THOMPSON',
II-.It For Laurens Co., S C
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