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LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY SEPT. 27. 190S
WORK OF SESSIONS
Several Important Cases
Were up for Trial.
Powell H. Baldwin and Others Not
Oullly?Well Poisoner Convicted?5
Years for Lonnie Homing.
The work of the fall term of Gen
eral Sessions Court was finished Friday
evening, hut it was not adjourned until
Monday morning in order to hear ar
guments in one or two appeal cases.
Common Pleas was opened immediately
upon adjournment of the Sessions.
The last case disposed of by the jury
was that of Lonnie Fleming, a young
negro of Clinton, charged with killing
Jay Rhoden, also colored, last summer.
Fleming was found guilty of man
slaughter with recommendation to
mercy and the Court gave him five
years. The jury in his case was out
about eight hours.
All day Thursday the Court was en
gaged with the trial of Powell H. Bald
win, Billy Young Baldwin, brothers,
and the negro, John Wesley Hender
son, who were charged with the mur
der of Abe McDaniel, the old negro
farmer of the Poplar Springs section,
who was killed by a crowd of "white
cappers" last April. The jury was out
about fifteen minutes and returned a
verdict of "not guilty." Thus ended a
rather celebrated case.
John Miller, one of the negroes sus
pected of trie ila^tardly attempt at poi
soning Mr. Waters Ferguson and
family two months ago by putting
snake heads, lizzards, frogs and match
es in vhe well was promptly convicted
and sentenced to the Penitentiary for a
term of ten years?the full limit of the
lav/ provided for such a crime. Wash
Carwile, the other negro, implicated in
this crime has not been apprehended
One of the most remarkable cases be
fore the Laurens Court in a long time
was a habeas corpus proceeding in
stituted by the attorney representing
Mrs. Emma Florence Cannon of Eaton
ton, Ga., for the purpose of regaining
possession of two of her children, John
Bardwell Cannon, aged 7 and Janie Re
becca Cannon, aged 5. After hearing
arguments in the case Judge Mem
minger promptly decided that the
^mother was entitled to the children and
ordered that they be turned over to
K ker. Mrs. Cannon appeared to be very
happy in the recovery of her children
from whom she had been separated
since July and she left the city late
Friday night for her Georgia home.
Briefly stated this separation was
brought about by the domestic troubles
v existing in the Cannon home which cul
minated in the separation of John Bard
well Cannon, father of the children,
from his wife. When he decided to
leave home he took the two children in
question with him and brought them to
his brother, Mr. J. Pat Cannon, who
lives near Mountville, this county. He
told his brother to keep them, until he
advised otherwise. The father then re
turned to his work, being employed on
the railroad at some point in Georgia.
He has not returned to his wife to this
day and it is understood that divorce
proceedings have been commenced in
the Georgia Courts. This however did
not figure in the Laurens proceedings.
On the other hand letters alleged to
have been written by J. B. Cannon to
his wife were put in evidence, showing
that a reconcilliation had come about
and that Mr. Cannon was willing for
r Mrs. Cannon to have the children back.
But the question was to get them
away from Mr. and Mrs. J. Pat Can
non, who had become very much at
tached to the little ones. It was a rather
touching and dramatic scene when they,
in obedience to the mandate of the
Court, had to tell the little fellows good
bye and and see their mother proudly
lead them from the Court room.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cannon are
very excellent people and the children
were in splendid hands.
Fall Millinery Opening.
We call especial attention to the an
nouncement of O. B. Simmons Com
pany's Fall Millinery Opening in tray's
Advkrtisbr. These enterprising peo
ple have been very busy the past week
t getting ready for this big occasion.
, Miss Fretwcll, with her competent
corps of assistants, has spent the past
four weeks shaping the millinery fash
ions and they will be displayed for the
inspection of all on next Friday, the
Opening Day. Every lady in the county
should visit Simmons' store Friday.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens
By 0. G. Thompson, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, D. 0, Martin made suit to
me, to grant him letters of administra
tion, de bonis non, of the estate of and ef
fects of Benjamin E. Martin.
? These arc therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular, the kindred
and creditors of the said Benjamin E.
Martin, dece Bed, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Laurens. C. H.,
S. C, on the 12th day of October,
1905, next, after publication thereof, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
.'administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 25th day
of September, Anno Domini 1905.
0. G. THOMPSON,
Judge Probate Laurens County.
B*?n tis Kind Vju H?re Always BougW
PERSONAL A>m OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. Frank i of Waterloo
was in town Mou
Mr. J. R. Martin of Youngs was in
the city Monday afternoon.
Mrs. A. C. Haskell went to Columbia
Tuesday to visit relative/.
Remember Frank Dixon at the
Mill Auditorium Saturday night.
Rev. J. O. Martin of Brewerton was
in the city Thursday.
The County Board of Registration
will meet next Monday. Good time to
get your registration certificate.
Messrs. Jesse French and John H.
Gaines of Princeton were here on Mon
Messrs. Clyde Franks, James Sulli
van and Prince Irby left yesterday for
the South Carolina College.
Hon. J. Wright Nash of Spartanburg
was in attendance upon the Common
Pleas Court Monday.
Mrs. W. P. Green of Anderson is vis
iting her mother, Mrs. Stacy Clardy,
who is quite ill at her home here.
Mrs. Zimri Carter of Princeton and
Mr. Thos. Carter of Honea Path were
in the city on Monday.
Miss Emmie Meng entertained the
members of the Fortnightly Club Mon
It is a rare opportunity to hear an
orator like Frank Dixon. Do not miss
hearing him Saturday night at the Mill
Miss Hattie Nash has returned to her
home at Men a after a week's visit to
Misses Lucia and Maggie Barksdale and
Miss Nannie Babb.
Mr. Jarnos Roland, a 1905 graduate
of Wofford, has gone to Turbeville,
Clarendon county, to teach this fall and
United States District Attorney John
G. Capers, of Greenville, United States
Marshal J. D. Adams, of Charleston,
and L. W. C. Blalock, of Goldville,
were in the city Saturday.
Mr. E. E. Pitts of Chester was in
the city on Monday on his way out to
Brewerton to visit his father, Mr. Jas.
Pitts and other relatives.
Mr. James Meyers, who has been
with Dr. B. F. Posey for the past sev
eral years left Monday for Charleston,
where he will enter the Charleston
Medical College for the purpose of pur
suing a course in pharmacy.
Quite a number of preachers and
delegates to the Baptist Association,
which met yesterday at mi. Uiive
Church, passed through the city Mon
Miss Mazie Little who has been spend
ing the summer with her parents here
returned to Clinton yesterday for the
fall and winter.
About thirty-five little friends of
Misses Jean and Helen Dodson were
given a good time Friday evening last.
Numerous games were played and de
licious refreshments were served.
Mr. W. E. Washington of Mt. Olive
was in the city Thursday and gave us a
pleasant call. He has r.'entry moved his
family to Due West and he will go over
himself after his crops are gathered up.
Laurens regrets to lose so good a citi
zen as Emory Washington.
Solicitor Cooper's Chance.
The people of this judicial district of
South Carolina, and of the entire south,
expect Solicitor R. A. Cooper of Lau
rens to prosecute with all of his young
vigor the men who murdered the negro,
Allen Pendleton, at Honea Path last
Sunday. And this is the opportunity of
his career so far. To fall under it
means a political burial; to rise to it
means assured success. Not for this
reason, but for right should the mur
derers be prosecuted. It is an open se
cret that the lynching?always unjusti
fiable?is in this case more revolting
than any of recent years. It should
not go unavenged, and the men who
took part in the disgraceful affair
should be punished to the full extent of
the law. And if Solicitor Cooper is the
prosecuting officer that a majority of
the voters think, he will see to it that
justice is dealt out in defined terms.
Dr. Browne, Optician, Here.
Dr. Browne, the noted expert optician
of Columbia, (formerly of New York)
is here to stay the balance of the week
fully equipped with all qualities and
styles of glasses to correct all defects
of the eyes. Consultations and exami
nations free, at Laurens Hotel.
THIRTY DAYS POR VAORANCY.
An Atlanta Man, a Suspicious Character,
Committed to Jail.
Last Friday, a white man, who claims
to be from Atlanta, and who gave his
name as J. M. Massey, was sentenced
to thirty days m jail, or to pay a fine
of $50, by the mayor of Clinton on the
charge of vagrancy. He took the days
and was brought to Laurens Saturday
morning by Policeman Bishop to be
lodged in jail.
Messey had been hanging around
Clinton for several days and his con
duct was such as to create a sus
picion with the authorities as to his
character. He was arrested on the
charge of vagrancy, and upon inves
tigation it was ascertained that, among
other things he had a complete diagram
of Bailey's Bank, the principal banking
institution of the town.
The 'authorities think that possibly
they may have one of a gang of safe
crackers who have depredated in this
THE TRAGIC DEATH
OF A GOOD CITIZEN.
Mr. Van Buren Robertson of Waterloo
Instantly Killed by Falling Off a
Load of Cotton.
Early Monday morning the news came
from Waterloo that Mr. Van B. Rob
ertson had been killed by falling oft a
load of cotton and breaking his neck.
The news was a great shock to his
friends and relatives and quite a num
ber left immediately for Mr. Robert
It seems that Mr. Robertson was as
sisting the hands in putting a load of
seed cotton on a wagon for the purpose
of carrying it to the Waterloo ginnery,
3 miles distant. The work of loading
had been about finished when the team
attached to the wagon moved off sud
denly and Mr. Robertson, who was
standing on the rear end of the wagon,
lost his balance and fell violently on
the ground, head first, resulting as
The funeral and burial services took
place at Waterloo on yesterday.
Mr. Robertson was a good man and a
loyal friend in the fullest and truest
sense. He was a deacon in the Water
loo Baptist Church and had been chosen
as one of the delegates of the Church
to the Laurens Baptist Association now
in session at Mt. Olive.
He was a veteran of the Civil War
and his comrades in arms say that no
braver soldier ever shouldered a musket
or followed his country's flag. He be
longed to Company A., Third Regi
ment, 5. C. V.
Mr. Robertson was a son of Rev.
Toliver Robertson and was 73 years
old. His wife, who was a daughter
of the late Capt. Wade Anderson, two
daughters, Mrs. Mason Hill of Cross
Hill and Miss Daisy Robertson of Wa
terloo and a son, Mr. Henry Robertson,
also of Waterloo, in addition to a large
connection survive the deceased.
ALL THE NEWS OF JONF.S'.
The Happenings of a Live Community
Jones, Sept. 25th.-Mr. J. C. Mahry
is kept quite busy ginning nnd sawing.
Miss Lizzie Blackwell has accepted a
position with Mr. Jas. Sproles of Green
wood. She is a most excellent young
lady and our best wishes accompany
Mr. Austin Anderson, a prominent
citizen of Waterloo honored us with a
visit last week.
In common with'the many friends of
Mr. T. W. Graham of Donalds we ten
der him and his lovely bride our warm
Misses Georgia Graham of Green
wood, Janie Anderson of Coronaca,
Virginia Agncw and Nora Riley of Ri
ley's, recently visited Misses Nettio,
Mayme and Lillian Jones.
Mr. Frank Morrison, Jr., picked 400
|K>unds of cotton one day last week.
Miss Virginia Agnew has returned
to Lander College.
Mr. Coleman Cork has entered Er
Messrs. Ernest and Zeigler Higgins
have gone to Wofford College.
Mr. Willie T. Jones, accompanied by
his sister, Miss Nettie Jones, attended
the Stock Show at Fairview last Fri
Mr. I. N. Cooper is very busy mow
ing peavines for the public.
There will be a school meeting on
Thursday afternoon, October 5th, to
elect a teacher. We cordially invite
all who are interested to attend.
Mr. WiiUe T. Jones assumed charge
of a flourishing school at Pine Grove,
near Greenwood, last Monday. His
friends wish him a pleasant and pros
Miss Emma Clardy of Laurens re
cently visited relatives in this section.
Rev. S. D. Vaughn preached a com
forting and inspiring sermon last Sun
Mr. Jas. Irwin, a most excellent citi
zen of Laurens, was in our midst last
Quite a number from this section
will attend the Mt. Olive Association
Misses Mayme and Lillian Jones, af
ter spending a pleasant vacation at
home, will return to Columbia College
on the 27th instant.
Mr. Glenn Simpson, accompanied by
his beautiful sister, Miss Lina, re
cently visited at the home of Dr. Jones.
Cross Hill Personals.
Cross Hill, Sept. 25th.?Miss King
of Coronata gave a recital at the Acad
well attended and very much enjoyed
by those present.
Miss Jessie Cobbof Cartersville, Ga.,
is the guest of the Minnen Martin.
Miss Edith Anderson is visiting Mrs.
Ben Berry of Greenville.
Miss Lila Compton of Coronacn spent
a few days this week with Miss Lizzie
Mrs. White and daughter of Beau
fort, who have been spending several
weeks at Mrs. N. B. Davenport's re
turned home last Wednesday.
Miss Blanche Pinson left Tuesday
for Winthrop College.
Messrs. R. A. and W. T. Boyce at
tended the Fairview Stock Show.
Mrs. Nannie Williams is spending
awhile with relatives in Walhalja.
Marriage in the City.
Miss Blanche Reid, daughter of Mrs.
Warren Reid of this city and Mr. Law
rence Lanford of Pauline, Spartanburg
county, were united in marriage on
Monday at 1 o'clock, the ceremony be
ing performed at the Presbyterian
Manse by Rev. Robert Adams, D. D.
evening which was
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CLINTON.
Stock Subscribed and Application for a
Charter Has Been Made. -
Special to The State.
Clinton, Sept. 24th.?It is now an
absolute certainty that a National Hank
will be organized here at once with the
title "First National Bank of Clinton."
Plans are all arranged and a sufficient
amount of stock already subscribed.
Application has aiready been made for
a charter and as soon as the authorities
at Washington can be heard from it
will be formally launched. The cor
porators are: Messrs. W. E. Nash, R.
Z. Wright, Geo. A. Copeland, J. S.
Craig of Ora and S. H. McGhee, Presi
dent of the First National Bank of
Mr. McGhee, representing foreign
interests, has entered into an arrange
ments with local interests here which
is perfectly satisfactory. With live
young men like Mr. McGhee and Mr.
Craig, with some of the most promi
nent men here, the bank is sure to be
a success. The stockholders have not
met and it is not known who will be
the officers. When Mr. McGhee was
approached on the subject he simply
stated that this is one of the many
matters that will have to be decided in
the future. In electing a President
from this body of men it is certain that
no mistake will be made. This is per
haps one of the best openings in the
State for a National Bank.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, wants
every church to know that a liberal
quantity of L. & M. Pure Paint will be
given whenever they paint with the L.
A M. Call for it.
Miss Junior Nelson daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Irby Nelson of Cole Point and
Mr. Luther Finley were united in mar
riage at the home of the bride Sunday
Sept. 17. Rev. J. A. Martin officiating.
Mr. Fln'ey is a son of Mr. John R.
Finley of Maddens.
Novelty Dress Goods and
High Art Pattern Hats
?|N AT M|@
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY
Friday, September 29th.
We cordially invite all the Ladies to inspect our showing, promising an exhibition, which for
Variety of Style and Beauty of Designs has never been excelled in Laurens. In our
Millinery Department we will show 35 to 40 reproductions of Paris Models, besides
many other beautiful Fall Hats..
In Our Dress Goods Department
Will be shown, with Trimmings to match, a line of the finest German Silk-finished Henriet
tas all colors, a line of English Chiffon-finished Broadcloths all colors, a line colored French
Satin-finished Pumella Cloths, a line English Serges all colors, a line Dress Cheviots, a line
Eolines, Panamas and Crepe Dechine. In Silks, Guaranteed Taffetas 87c, $1.00 and $1.25;
36-inch Colored Taffeta, in Fancy Silks a grand line of new designs at 48c, 50c. and 75 cts.
House Furnishing: Show
We take pleasure in saying that we will show on above date a big line House Furnishing Goods and
on them we will make special prices for this day and Saturday 30th only. Read the list and if you need
any of these we will give you special prices. Fine Moquet and Smyrna Rugs, High-grade Matting, High
grade English and American Satin and Marsells white Quits, Eiderdown Comfort, Fine German Satin
Table Damask with Napkins to match, Staple and Fancy Towels, Bleached and Unbleached Sheeting,
Fine all-wool Blankets. There will be money for any housekeeper who makes her purchases for this
line on next Friday or Saturday.
Some Shoe Talk Worthy of Your Attention!
Unless you have money to burn you can't afford to go by our Shoe Department and in order that
the Ladies may better appreciate it we will make a Special Shoe Show in this Season's lasts on our show
days. We respectfully request that you do this kindness and yourself the justice to look over our Shoes:
We have several of the best makes Manufactured.
Coats, Jackets, Suits and Skirts!
See the great array embracing Ladies,' Misses and Children's Coats, Jackets, Suits and Skirts. We
will be in position to take care of your interest when you are ready to buy your Coats. We want every
body to come and feel free with us, spend the day if you wish and don't hesitate to call on us for any
favor we can grant.
O. B. SIMMONS COMPANY.
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
Oconee will vote on the dispensary
question Oct. 24th.
It is staved that the Union Cotton
Mills are to be reorganized.
Former Gevernor Chas. T. O'Ferrall
or Virginia died last Friday.
Chief Justice Pope is reported to be
quite ill at his home in Newberry.
It is estimated that 8,000 people at
tended the Fairview Stock Show on
Marion has joined ranks with Chero
kee, Pickens, Union and Newberry in
ridding the county of the dispensary.
Fletcher Byrd and Palmer Cresswell,
negroes, will be hanged in Greenville,
Nov. 10, for the murder of Magistrate
Cox near Simpsonvillc over a year ago.
Magistrate J. P. Moon of Grove
Township, Greenville county, has sold
304 acres of land on which abound num
erous beds of monazite, to an Ohio syn
dicate for $13,000.
Judge Ernest Gary was held up by a
highwayman on one of the principal
streets of Columbia Saturday night and
robbed of a gold watch and$28. in cash.
Gov. I ley ward and Solicitor Cooper
are acting with commendable prompt
ness and vigor in the Honea Path mur
der case. Let no guilty man escape. ?
Dr. J. W. Tribble, who at one time
resided in this city, died of heart fail
ure a few days ago in North Carolina,
while making a trip alone in a wagon
through the country. He was selling
medicine for a Columbia medicine com
The trustees of Clcmson College have
been sued by Dr. John Hopkins of
Seneca for $8,000 damages. The Plain
tiff alleges that he has been injured to
this extent by reason of the construc
tion of a dyke on the college farm
which causes his plantation to bo over
Sheriff Gilreath of Greenville and 32
citizens of Greers have been sued for
$10,000 damages by Mrs. Manny Fuller
of Greers. Mrs. Fuller alleges that the
officer and the men in a general search
for blind tigers went through her house
and she now claims damages for the
Mrs. Harriet Beckwith, formerly of
Bcnnettsvillo, now of Baltimore, has
given $20,000 and 12 acres of land to
ward securing the Presbyterian College
of South Carolina for Bennettsville.
This is supplementary to a large cash
Idd nlroAfb- mode r- rv " '
citizens or the Pee Doe town.
During the progress of the investiga
tion into the affairs of the New York
Life Insurance Company, (i. W. Per
kins of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.
and vice president of the insurance
company, testified to the fact that the
New York Life contributed S4S.000 to
the National Republican campaign fund
at one time and other amounts in the
campaigns of 18915, 1000 and 1904.
Allen Pendleton, the negro, who \v:is
killed by a mob near Honea Path ten
days ago has been given a decent bu
rial by the Supervisor of Abbeville
county. The day after the negro was
murdered his body was thrown into a
hole and covered up about like one
would bury a mad dog. Complaint was
made of the matter by Solicitor Cooper
to the proper authorities.
Arthur J. Davis of Anderson gave
himself up to the authorities in Atlanta
a few days ago, explaining that he had
caused the death of a negro about three
years ago by pushing him off an excur
sion train and that he had decided to
have the matter settled. It is recalled
that a negro was killed by falling from
a train and Davis is said to have been
aboard, but he was not suspected of
the deed. He is not wanted in Ander
son on the charge and the sheriff noti
fied the Atlanta authorities to turn
him loose. Davis' father says his son's
mind has probably been affected by ex
cessive cigarette smoking.
W. L. Boyd, Laurens, S. C.
Who sells the L. & M. Paint, are in
formed by Longman & Martinez, that
ten thousand churches have been pain
ted with L. & M. Paint. It takes the
least; wears the longest; and only re
quires 4 gallons of the L. & M., and 3
gallons of Linseed Oil to paint a moder
ate sized house.
I have for sale at Garlington, S. ('.
on the S. A. L, road a superior lot of
dry pine wood cut four feet lenghts and
split, also several cars of oak and hick
ry wood. Will load on cars for any one
desiring to purchase. Applv. lt. IL
Bokton, R. F. D. Whitmire, S. ('.
WANTED: ? The farmers in Laurcns
County to know that I will pay a pre
mium on Floradora cotton. M. L.
CoPELAND, Buyer for I,aureus and
Watts Cotton Mills. G Id
FOR SALE? Parsonage properly,
(Methodist) consist ing of lands and im
provements, located at Clinton, is offer
ed for sale, public outcrv. 11 o'clock,
Saturday, Oct. 7. W. E. Nash, for
WANTED:-To sell milch cows and
beef cattle. J. D. M. Shaw
Cole Point, S. C. 7 31
NOTICE: ?I hereby warn all persons
not to trospass by hunting or other
wise in any way on mv place, also tin
Dry Fork place, both near Waterloo,
Persons so trespassing nre liable to law
and will be prosecuted if caught.
J. J. Dendy. 7 -2l
SPECIAL:?Now is tho time to Bee
my fall and winter samples for your
tai|or made* wuitn or odd pants.
E. J. Dancy, Tailor.
7-3t Laurens, S. C.
? ^V. J=* '7? C^i JT9. X.
TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
FOR THIS STATE.
Medicines Containing Al
cohol Must he Prescribed.
PER UN A IS INCLUDED.
State Dispensary Takes up Recent Or
der of Revenue Department and
Issues Circular Letter.
Columbia, Sept. 26. - Tho patent
medicines in this State supposed to con
tain alcohol are going to have a hard
time of it. In addition to tho order is
sued by the Internal Revenue Depart
ment which notifies all druggests that
they must close out all stork by l)e
cember l or pay a license, Chief Con
stable Hnmmetl has Issued an order to
all constables giving a list of medicines
that can only be sold by prescription.
Some time ago Mr. Hammott had Slate
Chemist Burney analyze a number of
brands and tho following was tho re
sult of the investigation:
Hostettor's Bitters, 82.60
DeWitt Stomach Bit tors 62.60
Peruna . 52.00
Cuban (Singoric ,;1 ? 1"
As a result a circular has boon sent
to all constables stating that these,
medicines must not ho sold as a bever
age and only by proscription. Tin; or
der will create a sensation among a
number of druggists and may result in
many of them going out of the patent
medicine business altogether.
Competing for a Prize.
Mr. J. E. Philpot, bookkeeper and
window display designer at Cant. J. M.
I'lnlpot's has entered a contest Cor a
prize offered by tho Postum Cereal (Jo.
for the best window display of their
goods exhibited in cartoons. Mr. Phil
pot's design is unique and lias attracted
The Price of Cotton.
Cotton sold vest er. lay pretty generally
j at 10 1-2 cents. It is understood that
I tho Lauren ; Cotton .Mills will begin
buying next Monday.
The Woodrufi Stock Show.
Tin: AuvBKTiSF.it has received the
premium list of the Woodruff Agricul
tural Fair and Stock Show to be held at
Woodruff, October 11 and 12.
?m wit t?w
Col. George Joint-ton" of Newberry
and the lion. 1>. R. Nicholson of Edge
tiold were here a day or so on business
in the court last week.
Hon. and Mrs. C. C. Fcathorstone
gave it tea Friday night at which wore
present Judge Mommlngor and sovoral
members of the Lauren B ir.
A seven year old negro boy was put.
on the witness stand in one of tho more
or less important cases during the first
week of the Court. His ability to tes
tify in Court was challenged, where
upon the Judge asked hint what would
happen to him if he didn't tell the truth.
The boy's prompt reply was, "Had man
git me." lie was allowed to tell what
he knew about the case.
J. B. Park, Esq. of Greenwood looked
in upon the proceedings of tho Court on
Tho recent improvement made in the
court room was noted and commented
upon in the highest terms;
Court Stenographer John K. Aull
spent Saturday and Sunday at home in
In absence of Solicitor Cooper, who
went to Monca Path Tuesday afternoon,
the State was roproscnted by W. R.
Rlchey, Esq. He conducted tho prose
ICUtion of John Miller, 111" negro well
The six hold over grand jurors who
will servo another year arc, 11.1.. Jones,
|J. I/. Crawford, w. B. Owens, A. R.
Hohnes, W. T. t rows and R. L. Slod
Tillntan Spoke at Bntosburg.
Senator Tillman Is kept pretty busy
these days in making speeches at va
rious places in the State. Last Satur
day be spoke at Batcsburg and accord
ing to the report ; Hi., meeting was
rather stormy for a time an 1 is said t?,
have resembled somo of tho political
meetings back in tho early nineties.
Senator Tillman went for the news
papers, the Price Paw. Mcl nurin, tho
Investigating Committeo, Hoard o?
Control, the preachers and so on with
his old lime lire. When llO Hpoko of
certain bids on whiskey John Boll
Towill, a member of the State Hoard of
Control, who was in tho audience nrgsc
and said that Tillman' i i Latomont wai
fidao. This caused much excitemi nl
and it w a ; sometime In fore tho Sena
tor could proceed. Finally everything
quieted down and all erward TilimatV
aid Towill was an honest man.
A Nc^ro Seriously Hurt.
John Williams, colored drayman !??>?
the Ben-Delia Hotel, wa i ciowsly hurl,
by swinging or jumping t>ff a moving
freight train at Bnrksdalo Saturday
morning. He fell and was druck on
the hack of the head by the car. Ib
was brought home in ti?. aftornoon
and is still in a critical condition.
Ho left here at s ..'dock on the mixed
train for Greenville and it i . supposed
that be decided to return oh tin- down
train which was met at Barksdale.
But tho Lai\rojis train was on the sid
ing nnd the hp train did not make a
stop at this station. When Williams
realized that no stop would be man.- he
attempted to jump off. He was uncon -
scious for a day or I wo.