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VOL X X.
LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14. 1904.
HURT BY TRAIN.
Was Attempting to Cross
SIGNS OF PROGRESS.
Town Preparing to Install System of
Waterworks?ReY. Mr. Boyd
Ketiivs From Ministry.
CLINTON, Dre. 12.?On 1 hursday at
thn Main Street crossing of the Sea
board rotd, TIe-bcrr, the ten year old
ton of Mr. Jim Pitts, was badly hurt.
The Atlanta-Clinton local was shifting
and the boy started to cross, but see
ing that he could not get to the other
side turned bick and was struck by
the car, crushing his foo'. very bad'y.
Mrs. Thornwoll Jacobs has as her
guest until after Chris1 mas, Miss May
Murphy of Morganton, N. C.
Dr. Homer Todd has raovsd back to
Clinton and will s on build on his
Broad Sireet let.
Mrs. W. M. McCaslan !eaves this
week on a visit of tevoral months to
her daughter, Mrs. Anderson, In
The surveying of the town for wa
ter works has boon going on during
the past week and the work will be
pushed forward as rapid'y as posslb e.
The outlook for Clinton f. r the new
year Is very bright. A number of
handsome homes will bo erected in the
eaily spring and only tho scarcity of
lumber is holding back buildings now.
Rev. G. M. Boyd and fam'ly will
move to their homo In Spartan bur.
this week. On account of his lualth,
Mr. Boyd has given up his work in the
Work has been started on the new
kitchen at the Thornwoll Orphanage.
Tho location has been changed and the
old sito will bo used for tho Georgia
Miss Bcssio Keys, the popular milli
ner of Bailey Bros, will return to her
home in Baltimore this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R, B. Vance have
moved into their handsome new home
on Bailey Street.
Both Were Shot.
Tode Jones and Sam Sullivan, young
negroes of the county, shot each other
Sunday evening three miles below the
city while engaged in a drunken row.
Jones who received a flesh wound in
the thigh was placed In jail Monday.
Sullivan was shot in tho side and is in
no condition to be removed. However
he Is not considered dangerously shot.
It appears that Jones was the aggres
sor. Sullivan was sitting or standing
near tho road side when Jones oame
along and without any preliminaries
opened tiro on Sullivan with a pistol
shooting him in the side. As Jones
was running away Sullivan pulled his
pistol and fired bringing his antagonist
down with a bullet In his thigh.
In Memory of Little Harold Smith, Sou
of Mr. ami Mrs. B. C. Smith.
One week ago today as tho sun was
pushing and edging his way from be
hind the bills and plains in the Hast,
tho spirit of liitlo Harold slipped
noiselessly from under tho kisses and
tears of mann, papa and loved ones
and rode on the first bright ray thut
leaped from the home of h s earthly
parents through the beautiful space
that intervenes to the homo of his
Heavenly Falber. It is said that there
aro no tears in Hcavon, but 1 could al
most see In my tinlto vision the tears
roll down the checks of angels as they
stood around the threshold of tho
Heavenly City, awaiting and watching
for tho entrance of this pure little
spirit, es they heard the dear mother
pleading with her child in words obar
actoris'in of a mother's love, begging
God to ppare Mama's baby. Jesus
wept on one occasion in the da>s
of the prophets and I boliovc that
as His infinite iove swept from
Heaven to the bedside of little Harold,
as In heard tho cry of the mother and
loved onos he must have wept again.
But God knew be?t. Ho know h w un
friendly tbo'worid was, how the great
iea of worldly wlckiuuc^s ? ud pleasure
daily end hourly gave a great heavo
and bjried little oiich in a watory
grave of sin and shame. He was not
willing to seo this beautiful little lifo
treated harshly; so early In the morn
ing He plucked this fragrun'. flower
and piuncd it upon his breast with a
bright ray of the feun.
Safo in the arms of Josus, wo can
almost hear theso words as little Har
old looks back to mama and papa.
Do opt cry dear mama,
For Jesus is go: d to me'.
Let my d( ar, dear papa,
Bo a comfort to theo.
Moot me in Heavon mama,
You wou'd be happy here,
Don't forget to bring papa
He'll be lonely down thero.
A FRl BND,
Waterloo, S. C.
Doc. ?th., '04.
Take notice that on tho 17th day of
January, 11)05,1 will icndor a final ? a
countof my acts am! doings as Admin
istrator of tho est Ate of Fannie 0
Parks, decoased, in the (Dice of Judge
of Probate of Lam ens county At 11
o'clock am., and on the saun- date will
apply for a final discharge from my
trust as such Adminls rator.
All persons having demands Against
said estato will pleace present them on
or before that dAte, proven And authen
ticated, or bo forever barred, and all
persona Indebted to said estato must
mako payment to the undersigned bo
fore thut dato.
W, M. HUNTFR,
I'EBSONAL AN? OTHERWISE,
J. Y. Brysou vhlted a" Ora Sunday.
J\rry M. Martin of Mt. Gallagher
was In tho city Saturday.
John 0? Davis was In the city from
Melmoth Fleming of Lanford was In
T. C. Swlizer spert Sunday in Green
D. 0. Smith of Waterloo was In tho
Mrs. J. G. Huggln and children are
visiting relatives in Cherokee county.
W. E. Gray, of Tumbling Shoals, was
In town Monday.
C. W. Taylor spent Sunday at Prince
John Y. Garlington paid a business
visit to Spartanburg Friday.
Lewis Abercromble of Dials was
among the Saturday visitors to the city.
M. P. Vaughn was in the city from
Fountain Inn yesterday.
E. M. Joyce, a promlnot merchant of
Mullliis, was In the city a day or two
Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Rasor of Mouut
villo were In the city for the Broughton
Ollloers for the ensuing Masonic
j ear will be elected Friday evening by
Palmetto Lodge, No. 19, A. F. M.
Miss Nonio Hudgens of Andoreon
was tho guest ot Mr. and Mrs. John N.
Hudgens during the past week.
W. W. Simpson of Woodruff was in
the city on business for a day or so tho
Carl Wharton, traveling representa
tive of White Stono Springs was In tho
N. iss Mary Alleu, assistant teacher iu
the Barksdale School, visited in tho
city from Friday until Sunday.
J. T. Crane and little son, Matter
William Thurston, wore in town Sat
urday from Princeton.
Misses MtirioD McCrary, Kathonne
ar.d l.i.-a Bean were delightful visitors
in the city from Clinton Saturday.
Ihs Baptist Church at Enoree has
extended a call to Rev. T C. Jack3, in
viting him to becomo tho pastor for
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Simmons and Mr.
and Mrs. J, A. Clardy visited Dr. Aus
tin's family at Coronaca Sunday am",
Irene, the three year old daughter ol
Mr. and Mrs. Addison Taylor of Tum
bling Shoals, died last Friday and wi's
buried at Union Church Saturday.
Oi e of tho now and interesting adt
proaenteu to our readers to-day is that
of Darlingion & Irby, agents for the
celebra'ed Peruvian Guano.
Monday January 2d being a National
Holiday, public sales of all kinds will
not b? made until Tuesday, January :id
This applies to the sale of the Coripton
estate advertised to-day.
Hov . Jamos Bradley of tho Seminary
was in town Monday, returning to Co
lumbia from Lisbon, where he preached
Sunday, no has accepted a c Jl to this
Kev. W. B. Duncan and family left
Monday for Conference. Quito a num
b'. r were at t he depot to see them otT.
Just before the train pulled out the
pupils of tho graded school in charge
of Supt. Jones and assistants t.iarched
to the station and joined the group
now quite a largo one, in bidding good
bye to the beloved and popular preach
er and h s interesting family. It was a
very pretty incident and Mr. Duncan
deeply appreciated tho compliment
Cnpt. Clarke Bled Yesterday.
The news of the doath of ('apt. J. W.
Clarke at Union yestorday morning at
10 o'clock, was received in Laurens
with many expross'ons of regret and
sorrow. Capt. Clarke is remomb^red
by every one in Laurens ss tho popular
and courteous proprlet r of I he Hen
Dei n for a number of years, and withal
a kindly and affuhlo gentleman.
Or. Martin Pass s Away.
Dr. Ben E. Martin, the well known
proprietor of the Ben-Dolla Hotel,
passed away at 4 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon, just six hours aftor the death
of that veteran hotel man, Capt.
Clarke of Union and former proprietor
of the Bon-Dolta.
Dr. Martin's death was duo to a pro
longed attack of dysentery. Be was
ill about three weeks. Had ho livod
until Dec. 26tb, ho would have been 60
He leaves a wifo and four ohildron.
Mrs. Martin was Miss Delia Anderson of
Waterloo. Tho children uro Dugar, of
Summersett, Ky., and Missos Corrino,
Anna and Deila Marlin, who reside
with their paronts.
Dr. Martin had boon in the hotel bus
iness for a long time having bought the
site after the old Continental was burn
ed, and erected tho first Ben-Dolla.
After it was destroyed eome 12 years
ago tho present 'modern hostelry was
built. He entered tho army as a boy
and was one of Hampton's faithful
Aftor tho war ho studied medicine
and was a successful practlctioner up
to a few years ago whon ho relinquish
ed aotive practice to devote his full
time to his hotel.
He was a good citizen and as a hotel
man universally popular.
Tho burlul will take placo at the city
"cemetery, to-day at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Duncan and Family Honored.
Friday oveniug tho pestors and olll
cers of ull the other churches of tbe
ol y joined the congregation of the
First Methodist Church in a reception,
givon in honor of Uev. W. B Duncan
and family. Mr. Duncan, as all know,
is the beloved pastor of the First
Church and during his four years as
pastor and citizen he has greatly en
deared hiiuso'f to all, who sincerely
regret that his four years limit is about
to expiro. The reception Friday eve
ning affordod tho opportunity of meet
ing socially tho pastor and family and
the occasion was rendered pleasant
and enjoyable Tho Ladies' Aid So
ciety was in charge. A feature of the
I evening was tho serving of dolica'o ro
! f oshmentf.
The reception was held In tho Sun
day School rooms.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas, asdeted by Mr.
Hmuett, Mr. Hicks and other local tal
ent will givo a Musical for tho bent ill
of tho Public Library at tho home of
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan, on the evening of
Dec. 27th. Tho public is cordially in
vited to attend and aid a good cause .
Admission 26 centp.
WOUND PROVED FATAL.
Sam Dutiful), IV I red, Killed by Ills
Sim Dunlap, colored, died at hi
home two miles from tho cty Sunday
morning frc m a gun shot wound re
ceived Thursday eveu.n* at the hands
of his son, Al Dunlap, a boy about 15
yoars old. Tho boy has been com
mitted to jail.
It atoms that tho boy bhot hin father
while insnnely drunk. Ho had a gun
and was making th'ngs pretty live'y.
Old Sam tried to quiet him and (lnally
undertook to disarm him. Tho boy
told him not to come on him, that h ?
would shoot him. The old man ?p
proachod and sure enough .h i boy
fired. The charge took e fleet in the
The l oy soonis to greatly regret the
Knights Teuiplar Degree.
G. P. Smith ana J. W. Copeluud, Jr.,
of Clinton wont to Greonville FYldt?y
oveniug, where they wore given tho
Knights Templar Degree ly the
They were accompanied by J. S.
Machen and M. L. Nash.
Successful School Entci tnlninent.
A very delightful school en'.ertain
menb was given Saturday n'ght by the
pupil* of the Laurens Mill School. An
Intertsting and highly entertaining
programme consisting of song.', racita
tions and declamation, was executed
under the direction of Mies Harris
and her assistants, Miss Simpson and
One of the ?apeclally pleasing
features o( the evening wasa recitation
by Mrs. Mary Prentlss which was en
Ladies Will Organ (zu Association.
We have been requested to malte
tho following announcement;
"A meeting will bo hold at the Court.
House, on Thursday afternoon, 15th
Irs', at four o'cloch for the purpose of
organizing an Industrial School Asso
ciation. Every woman who has a heart
to feel for iho wrongs of children, or
who la interested in tho up-bnlldiug of
our citizenship is urged to attend ihip
moo'ing, whethor sbj expects to join
tho association or not."
Fire in the County.
Mrs J. Thos. Farro.v of Dials lost
h r barn by fire one night last week
It is not known h w tho fire origi
nated. No ii suiunce.
FREI) E. KNOX DIES HERE.
He Was a Native of Now York and lind
Lived Here a Year.
Mr. Fred E Knox for the past year
foreman of the finishing department
at the Furniture Factory, died of pneu
monia at his apartments in this city
Sunday night at 10 o'clock. Ho was
ill about two weeks. Mr. Knox was a
native of New York, and during his
residence here he had made many
warm friends who sincerely regret his
departure. Ho was a member of .the
Presbyterian church and a Knight of
Honor in which order it is utiders'ood
ho had $2,000 life insurance. He was
50 years old and leaves his wife and
three oh ldren, two sons and a daugh
ter. Tho daughter Mrs. W- H. Shear
er of New York, and one of the sons
Kol la Kr. ox of New Jersey arrived In
the city yesterday The other son Gto.
Knox llvos in California and of course
could not reach horo.
Death of an Infant.
The sympathy of many frlonds goes
out to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson of
Waterloo in tho death of their Infant
son, Juliun Franklin, which occured
Rejoice to Receive.
All thoughts are now turning Christ masward, and THE HUB, you may be
sure is making splendid Christmas showings of all sorts of Qoods in its line. The
class of Gifts shown here are not, we need scarcely say, of the trashy, perishable
sort; but are gifts that women rejoice to receive because in them attractiveness and
usefulness are happily combined. Among them we call especial attention to the
Hand and Shopping; Bags and Belts.
A complete line of the latest Novelties in Hand and Shopping Bags, 25c to $1.00
The newest ideas and Nobbiest Styles in Ladies' Belts-=all colors and
prices, - -- -- -- -- - 15c to $1.00
Hosts of Handkerchiefs:
Pure Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, only
Sheer, all Linen, Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, only -
Fine, Embroideried, Hemstitched Handkerchiefs,
15c to 25c
New Neckwear of the Latest Type.
Dozens of new styles for Gift Choosing,25c to $1.00
Ladies' * Buster Brown Linen Collars,
neat and comfortable, only. .15
59.00 Jackets, Christmas Sale Price, only.$7.50
6.50 Jackets, Christmas Sale Price, only. 5.00
5.00 Jackets, Christmas Sale Price, only. 3.50
CORSETS AND UNDERSKIRTS.
Ladies' Underskirts made of Fine Black Mer
cerized Satine, cut full and wide, a
$1.50 Skirt for.$1.25
Colton's Invisible Lacing Corsets, the Acme
of Style and Comfort, made to fit all
Shoes for Gifts.
For your Mother, your Wife, your Sister or your Daughter get a
pair of elegant Regina Shoes. Can't be matched
for style and durability, $3.00.
This has been a very successful Millinery season, we are
going to show our appreciation by winding up the season with
some extraordinary bargains. If you have a Hat to buy it will pay
you to call on
Do Your Christmas Shopping at The Hub. I
STATE AM) GENERAL NEWS.
Seven'eeu young men were admitted
to the bar by the Supremo Court lift
Twelve charters and commissions,
representing a capital in the aggregate
of $1115,000 were Issued by tho Secre
tary of State last.Wednesday.
A board of appraisers has mado a re
turn of tho estate of tho lato J. Matt
Cooley of Anderson county and well
known in this county. Tho total value
of all his property is ilxod at $142,710.87.
At a mass meeting atHalley, Oran^e
burg County, attended by 350 farmers,
last Wednesday, all sigi-ed a pledge
not to market any more cotton under
10 cents, even if they havo to hold it a
year or more.
While hunting near Clark's Hill,
Edgefield county, last Wednesday, Mr.
T. 13. Bailey, son-in-law of the late
Geo. D. Tillman, fell from a troo and
crushed his skull. Ho was about 40
years old and was a leading citizen of
Col. T. Larry Gantt has sold rut bis
interests in Spartanburg and removed
to Rome, Ga., where he wel bavn
edi'orial charge of the Rome lb raid,
an afternoon dailyV Col. Gn>U las
been engaged in newspaper work in
Sp-rtanburg and other places in South
Carolina for tho past ten or twelve
Senator Platt of New York has in
troduded a Hill in the United States
Senate having for its purpose tho re
duction of the representatives in Con
gress of Southern States that havo dis
franchised the negro voters. If the
measure is enacted as introduced
South Carolina will havo only 5 Con
gressman and tho total membership of
the House will be lessened by 19.
Last week the Comptroller Gent_r.il
sent, out to the various counties $75,000
of dispensary school money, of which
amount Laurons received $2,040.68.
Since tho first of January a total of
$276,454.55, besides $5,000 used for tho
Summer Schools has been distributed
in the >tato from Dispensary funds for
Gov. Hey ward has decided to order
an eleo'.ion for the new county of Cab
houn, which is to be taken from tho
counties of Greenwood, Abbeville and
Kdneffeld. If the county Isestablisbed,
McCormlok will bo the county s'iat.
Tlie Governor issued u statement as to
tho e cctlon Friday and appointed
Tuesday, Jan. 3rd, as the time for
holding the same.
At Dal/ell, Surater county, K'.ias R.
Moore, a prominent and successful far
mer, met his death in a horrible man -
ner last Thursday In attempticg to
put a belt on while the machinery of
his ginnory was in motion his clothing
was caught I y a projecting nut and
immediately he was joiked around the
shafting, beating his body against the
ground and timbers. He lived about
Copt. A. W. Hudgens.
Capt. Ambrose W. Hudgens died at
h's homo at Easley, Friday night, after
an illness of several months. He was
03 years old and moved from this
county to Easley 27 years ago. During
Cleveland's administration ho was
postmaster at Easley and his duties In
this capacity wero discharged with
that faithfulness and efficiency th?.t
characterized tho performance of every
duty, both In war and in peaco.
Ho is survived by his wife, who was a
Miss Kennedy of this county, three
-.ms, one of whom is T. K. Hudgens of
this city and two diughters, bes'de.?
two brothers, John M. and R. II.
Hudgens of I he city and two sisters,
Mrs. Wolff, wifo of Dr. J. S. Wolff and
Mrs. Moore, wife of Capt. John Moore
of ih<- county.
Tho funeral conducted by the Masons,
took place at Easley Sun day sfteri oon
nt 3 o'c'ook and was attended by T K.
Hudgens, John M. and II II. Hudgi ns,
II. S. If -nn dy and Mr--. I) 0. Barks
dale from this city.
, CROSS HILL HAPPENINGS.
I .Heeling of the Daughters of the Con -
Cross Hill, Dec. 10.?Mrs.
! G. D. Yon tig went to Greenwood
! J. Donnon Witherspoon has
bought the store-house owned by
' C. I). Nance, Mr. Nance ex
i poets to move to Calhonn Falls
where he will continue in the
i mercantile business.
The Daughters of the Confed
eracy had a very pleasant meet
i ing at their usual place of meet
ing, and the number of articles,
both new and old, contributed by
the members for the rummage
sale gives evidence of much in
terest in the work.
J. RufllS Wilcutt has been in
1 Union on business this week.
i K. C. Davenport of Augusta
will spend Christinas Week with
I his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B.
^Horse-back riding is the latest
I out-door amusement and it is
very much enjoyed by all who
I are so fortunate as to have a gen
We arc sorry that Mr. Perm
: Goodman is very low with as
I W. C. Hill of Carroll will move
here next Wednesday.
Bc?.B. Hughes and Family
KILLED AND BUHNED.
Everything Points to the Husband and
Father as Perpetrator of this
In the town of Trenton, Edgeliold
county, Hen. 13. Hughes, Iiis wife and
two daughters wore killed about 5
o'clock h.st Thursday morning and the
dwelling burned to the ground over
their dead bodies.
It was just at daybreak when a neigh
bor discovered the Hughes home in
flames. Quickly the inhabitants of the
villago were arousud and all hHsteued
to the scone.
The flro had made such headway
however, that it was impossible to en
ter the building when the first arri
vals reached it. Inquiry soon revealed
the fact that none of the occupants of
tho house had been seen and presently
tbo awful horror that was soon to be
known began to dawn on the neighbors.
It was too late then to attempt to save
Of course no one dreamed that tho
family had been killed bef >ro the
house was set on lire. That they had
been unable to escape after tho fire
bad started and had simply been suffo
cated or burned in their beds was but
a natural conclusion. But horror was
added to horror when it was discovered
that murder had been done, a terrible
As soon a i tho flames had subsided
sufficiently, tbo investigation commenc
ed. Side by side the semi-charrod
bodies of the two slslors, Misses Emily
and Eva Hughes, aged 18 and 15 years
respective y, were found on the springs
of their bod, whi'o those of Mr. Hughes
and wife were just across the hall from
the girls. It could be plainly seen
that too young ladles' beads had been
crushed in with some blunt instrument
and their I,air was matted with blood.
Mrs. Hughes' body was so badly burn
ed it can not be stated how she met
death, b.it like h-r daughters she was
undoubtedly killed Ivforo the fire
r<aoh< d her: her b uly rested also just
where her bod had stood. Tbo body of
Mr. Hughes lay not far distant. He
had be -n shot through tho head, the
ball having entered the right temple.
Tbo pistol whicli was evidently used
lay near h'.s out-stretched hand.
Of course many theories were ad
v- need but in a few hours it was pretty
generally agreed lhat Hughes, while
temporarily unbalanced murdered the
members of his family, >Jset fire to tho
dwelling and committed suicide.
B B. Hughes who was about \'2 years
of ago was regarded as a man in oasy
oircumstuno.jp, being a successful mer
chant and fanner, and one who attend
ed to his own a flairs, Somo of his
neighbors recall, however, that ho ap
p ared somewhat worried oa account of
tho slump in cotton, as he had conside
rable holdings. He had just completed
'. modern residence only a short
distance from tho house in whloh tho
awful tragedy was enacted, and the
family expected to get moved into their
now home by Christmas.
The suicide of one of Hughes' broth
ers while at college is a fact that has
been printed in connection with this
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