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THEY MEET NEXT
Convention Kings Daugh
ters has Adjourned
PROCEEDINGS IN FULL.
Mrs. Roberts Elected Member Central
Council-.Mrs. Alken a Member
ol the Executive Committee.
The tenth annual convention of the
South Carolina branch of the Kings
Daughters and Sons, whose sessions
were held in the First Methodist church
here last week, adjourned Thursday
afternoon to meet next year in Charles
One of the features of great interest
to the entire convention was the selec
tion of a member of the central council
of New York. The election of this
member from South Carolina was en
tered into at the afternoon session, the
convention unanimously electing Mrs.
D. L. Roberts of Charleston.
The convention also elected officers
for another year at this session as fol
Miss Etta Trott of Mt. Pleasant,
Miss Agnes McMaster of Columbia,
Miss Lula Lee of Charleston, Treas
Executive committee: Mrs. D. L.
Roberts of Charleston, Mrs. J. B. John
son of Rock Hill, Miss L. H. Buist of
Charleston, Mrs. W. H. Perry of Char
leston, Mrs. E. V. Miller of Charleston,
Mrs. H. K. Aiken of Laurens.
Wednesday morning's session was
called to order by the State Secretary,
Miss Rosa M. Box, of Charleston. The
devotional exercises were conducted by
Mrs. Isabella C. Davis, of New York.
The roll call showed twenty-two circles
represented by forty-four delegates,
and the attendance of all State officers
and members of executive board with
By vote of the convention Mrs. I. C.
Davis, of New York, was given the vo
ting privileges of the same.
The report of the State Secretary,
couched in graceful language, showed a
most gratifying condition of the order
in the State, and closed with a touching
farewell to her co-workers, as Miss
Box's change of residence prevents her
serving longer as State Secretary.
Miss Etta G. Trott, of Mt. Pleasant,
the recording secretary,, submitted her
annual report, which though cleverly
Concise, showed a large amount of
work and a great volume of correspond
ence during the year.
The State Treasurer, Miss Lula Lee of
Charleston, next submitted her report.
Total amount of money received during
year, $236.05;balance from 1905, $76.87.
Total, $313.92. Expenditures for the
executive committee, given by Miss
Trott, mentioned several changes which
were deemed advisable in the general
management of the King's Daughters'
affairs generally, and to the convention
Report of the credential committee
by Mrs. George F. Von Kolnitz, Jr.,
showed that twenty-two circles were
represented, and that the total vote of]
the convention would be ninety.
An amendment to Article 8, Section
2, of the Constitution proposed at the
last.convention and unanimously passed.
The amendment reads: The executive
committee shall hold three meetings a
year?one just before convention; one
after, and the third in November. An
other amendment was offered, which will
be acted upon next year. This branch
shall hold biennial conventions during
the months of April or May. Miss Lee
introduced an amendment to Article 7,
The formal ballot was next distrib
uted and the convention adjourned.
Mrs. D. L. Roberts conducted devo
tional exorcises at the afternoon ses
sion. Notice of several amendmeuts
to the Constitution were given. Then
followed reading of reports of the cir
Wednesday night was given over to
rhe address of Mrs. Davis, of New
York, who was the guest of the conven
tion. Mrs. Davis is a member of Cen
tral Council, the real governing body of |
the International Order of the King's
Daughters and Sons, of which Mrs.
Margaret Bottome is the president.
The large audience which rilled the
church heard Mrs. Davis's address with
appreciative interest. After a forceful
exposition of the necessity ?the divin
ity, the glory of Oneness with Christ,
she explained in an admirable and
striking manner the origin and work of
the order, which is primarily a religious
rather than a philanthropic organiza
The Constitution of the order gives
us its objects "the development of spir
itual life and the stimulation of Chris
tian activities." The first cannot be
measured by words, the second, which
is the natural outcome of the first, can
bo in a measure realized, when it is an
nounced that more than a quarter of a
million has been expended for the
churches and in general philanthropy.
For more than an hour Mrs. Davis, who
is a most charming speaker, held the
attention of her auditors.
Thursday morning's exercises worn
opened with the usual Bible reading and
prayer by Mrs. D. L. Roberts. After
i he roll call and reading of the previous
day's minutes, resolutions concerning
the changes in the by-laws were
The eighth annual report of the River
side infirmary was read by Mrs. Stan
ford. The character of the work docs not
change, its objnet being always the al
leviation of the sick and suffering.
Seventy patients have been taken care
of during the eight years. The only
sources of revenue are voluntary con
tributions from the circles, a small
amount from the rent of a building orig
inally owned by the day nursery, a few
.associate members and lastly donations.
A.mount received during the year was
S4S 1-90. Balance forward $85.89, mak
ing :i total of $520.79. Expenses $458.
70; balance on band $62.09.
Mrs. ./, B, Johnson of Rock Hill re
quested the privilege of the floor and
stated that three years ago a hospital
had been oi>cncd by Dr. W. W. Fennell
of Rock Hill, who desired to have it
known as the King's Daughters' and
Sons' hospital, but was not permitted to
do so as the circle did not consider it
quite just to him. However, the hospi
tal has been of inestimable value to the
King's Daughters, as a special rate of
$10. per week has been made in their
favor, besides much charity work is be
ing done. Dr. Fennell asked Mrs. John
son to make the same offer to all the
c ircles In the State. Miss Buist made
a/notion which was carried that the
secretary w.itea letter of thanks to
Mrs. George Waring of Columbia
spoke interestingly of the Columbia hos
pital, which Is managed entirely by
i women ond .originated through the ef
Mr. Brooks Swygert Bpont lust week
Miss Alma Wallace of Alma was in
the city yesterday.
Mr. Geo. A. Copeland was in the city
yesterday from Clinton.
Mr. John .Jess Madden gave us a
pleasant call Thursday.
Mr. R. E. Copeland and Dr. Cbas.
Ellett spent Sunday at Clinton.
Mrs. W. J. Hunter and Miss Sue Ow
ings of Rapley were in town yesterday.
Miss Lola Anderson of Augusta is
visiting relatives and friends in the
Miss Maida Gray of Dials spent last
week in the city with Misses Malinda
and Lee Bolt.
Capt. J. R. Minter and Mr. E. P.
M inter went to Scdalia yesterday for a
few days' visit.
Miss Lenora Martin of Lander Col
lege is with her grandparents, Dr. and
Mrs. J. T. Poole.
Mrs. A. C. Haskell and little son,
Alex Haskell, Jr., are visiting relatives
in Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs. Albert Summey of Charlotte N.
C, was the guest last week of Miss
Mrs. Ella Cavis of Spartangburg vis
ited the family of Mrs. 11. W. Anderson
during the past week.
Prof. Robert Adams of the Boys' In
dustrial School, Rome, Ga., is at home
for the summer vacation.
Miss Mamie Woods of Fountain Inn
spent last week in the city with the
family of Mr. J. C. Owings.
Mrs. D. H. Counts and Mrs. W. O.
Prentiss drove down to Clinton Saturday
evening for the Hobson lecture.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Cantrcll of Spar
enburg are visiting the family of Mr.
T. F. Ray on East Slain street.
Mr. George Fellers and Master Mur
rol Harris of Ninety-Six visited rela
tives in the city during the past week.
Mr. R. H. Young has returned from
a visit to relatives and friends at Foun
tain Inn, Greenville, Anderson and
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Grumbles and
their little grand-daughter, Magiline
Vaughn, of Youngs township, attended
the Memorial Day exercises Thursday.
Hero of Merrimac Fame Speaks of the
American Navy as the Problem
of the Times.
Clinton, May 14.?Clinton was indeed
fortunate in securing Hon. Richmond
P. Hobson as one of the speakers on
the anniversary occasion. Iiis lecture
Saturday evening on the American Navy
as the problem of the day and time was
full of interest from tin; first to last
sentence. He spoke of the corporation
whether they or the people should own
the government. That America's mis
sion was to be the peace makers of the
world, but to do so she must maintain
a larger navy, both for her own protec
tion and that of other nations. From
his experience and observation in for
eign countries to have been born an
American was greater than to be of the
After spending Sunday in Clinton, ho
went to Atlanta where he lectures this
Mr. Marshal Moore of Greenville was
in town Saturday.
Miss Mary Bowen slopped over with
Miss Addie Horton on her way home
from North Carolina.
Mrs. Mary PrcntCSS, Misses Lyl Irby,
Lillier Stevens, Julia Protwcll and Nell
Bolt, Messrs. Vance Irby, .lohn Brooks,
Albert Teague, and Earl Wilson at
tended Hobson's lecture Saturday even
Miss Eula Jones of Nowbcrry and
Miss Julia Gilkerson of Laurens were
with Mrs. W. B. Owens for Anniver
Dr. and Mrs. Grey Ellisor are visit
ing Mrs. Sam Vance.
The game of ball between Nowbcrry
and Clinton colleges resulted in favor of
the visiting team.
Miss Rook and Miss Annie Green of
Nowbcrry were with Miss Orra Bess
Little until Monday.
Miss Rosa Bailey had as her guest
Miss Druclle of Charleston, who was
returning from the meeting in Laurens
of the King's Daughters.
Messrs. Legare B, Blackwell and
John F. Bolt were other Laurens people
in town Saturday.
Mrs. Edwin Johnson returned Sunday
to her home in SpartanbUrg after n
pleasant visit to Miss Horton. Mrs.
Johnson was the honorec on Tuesday
afternoon at a Nation party given by
Mrs. J. Q. Phillips. Wednesday even
ing Miss Ellene McCaslan entertained
in her honor, and on Thursday afternoon
Mrs. W. B. Owens gave an Afternoon
Tea in her honor.
forts of the King's Daughters in Colum
The afternoon session opened with
devotional exercises. Invitation of the
Daughters of the Confederacy of Laur
ens to attend Memorial Day exer
cises was read, but the pressure of
j business prevented the acceptance of
An appeal was made to the King's
Daughters for help for San Francisco,
the same to be sent to the treasurer,
Miss Lee. Contributions were also ro
I quested for the Home of Incurables in
Oakland which, for the third time, has
A large audience was present at the
closing session. Mrs. Davis' fine ad
dress served to increase the interest al
ready engendered by her beautiful
words of the evening Before.
At the close of her address the mem
bers of the nrdfir were asked to kneel
with her at the alter rail and in inspired
language she repeated the reconsecra
vowsof the King's Daughters and Sons.
As she stood and pronounced the con
vention of 1906 of the South Carolina
branch of the King's Daughters and Sons
closed each heart felt a thanksgiving
that it had been such an inspiring and
j helpful gathering of the members of
I the order.
Too much cannot be said of the effici
ency of the presiding officer, Miss P.ox,
to whom is largely due the systematic,
business-like and above all Christian
manner in which the sessions of the
convention were concluded. Universal
regret was expressed that the change
of residence prevented her continuance
CITIZEN OF DIALS
SUSTAINS BIG LOSS.
The Home of Mr. W. P. Medlock De
stroyed by Fire?One Thousand
Saturday night between eight and
nine o'clock the home of Mr. W. Frank
Medlock of Merna, Dials township, was
completely destroyed by lire which is
supposed to have originated accident
ally in the boys' dressing room. Mr.
Medlock and his daughter, Miss Madge
Medlock, were spending the night m
Laurens and did not know of the de
struction of their home until 8 o'clock
Shortly after retiring Saturday night
some of the members of the family de
tected the odor of burning garments.
An immediate investigation led L? the
discovery of lire, the dressing room
being in*flames which spread rapidly to
all parts of the house, Mrs. Medlock
and the children having to escape from
the burning building in their night
Little or nothing was saved from the
dwelling, but the neighbors who came
in managed to save the out-buildings,
except the carriage house, and u lot of
8 bales of cotton.
The dwelling was one of the largest
country homes in the county. The loss
is estimated at over $3,000, with $1,000
See our line of Ice Cream Freezers
and Water Coolers before you buy.
We haye a complete line of both in all
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
The Condition of Five of the Banking In
stitutions of Laurens.
The ntton tion of our readers is re
spectfully directed to the published
statements of three of the banking in
stitutions of the city of Laurens and
the Bank of Cross Hill appealing in to
day's issue of The Advertiser. Each
bank makes a splendid showing and a
careful perusal of the statements will
prove most interesting.
Ths combined capital of the four
banks Is $224,325. Loans and discounts,
$759,780.34; individual deposits and
time certificates, $540,0(30.87; resources,
The recent published statement of
the Nntional Bank of Laurens whose
capital stock is $03,000, showed the
loans and discounts of that institution
to be $72,542.82; individual deposits and
time certificates, $20.623.37; resources.
While the deposits are over a half
million dollars they could as easily be
doubled if every citizen in the county
whe is surplus funds in small or large
am UU3, would put their money in any
of tuese banks where it is absolutely
sufe, earns something for the depositor
and encourages the habit of saving.
Death of an Infant.
Jas. Lytle, the eight months old twin
baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Davis died
in Greenville last Thursday after a
short illness. The little one was brought
to Lungston Church on Friday for
burial, the Hev. J. 1). Pitts conducting
the funeral services.
LAURENS COUNTY POLITICS.
Mr. Cuningham of Waterloo to Run for
A dispalch from Lauren? to some of
the daily papers in the State says:
"Up to the meeting of the county
Democratic convention very little dis
cussion of legislative candidates was to
he heard. Now the thing is getting un
der way since the way has been blazed
through various and sundry resolutions
which the convention adopted, and the
announcement is made that Messrs.
Clarence Cuningham and Chesterfield
McDaniel of Waterloo and Dr. J. H.
Miller are in the race for the house of
representatives. It is also expected
that Messrs. H. D. Hoyd and W. C.
Irby, Jr., who together with Dr. Miller,
compose the present delegation from
this county will enter the race a little
"Mr. Cuningham is living at Water
loo and looking after his interests at
Rosemont, the colonial home and large
landed estate of the Cuninghams. lie
has been at Waterloo about a year,
having resided in Charleston most of
his life up to that time. As a citizen
of Charleston he took an active interest
in politics and for one or two terms
held the office of county superintendent
of education and county treasurer hack
in the nineties. He is a Reformer and
a dispensary advocate "properly safe
"Mr. McDaniel is a farmer and form
er member of the legislature from this
county. Dr. Miller is serving his first
term as a legislator and he desires to
MASONS PLAN TO
BUILD A TEMPLE.
Matter in ihc Hands of a Committee Rep
resenting the Different Masonic
The Masons of Laurens have decided
to purchase a suitable lot in the city
and build thereon u handsome, modern
Masonic Temple at a cost of $JiO,000 to
$ur>,oo?. A committee representing Pal
metto Lodge No. 1!), Laurens Lodge No.
2(50 and Rising Sun Chapter No. G,
Royal Arch Masons, has in hand the
matter of securing options on available;
This committee is composed of Messrs.
R. A. Cooper, Chairman; M. L. Nash,
Sccretarv;T. D. Lake, C. iL Roper, II.
B. Humbert, G. P. Smith, R. H.
Hudgens, Dr. Isadora Schayer and
Mayor W. R. Richey.
THE ADVERTISER heartily commends
the scheme ami it expects to see a
building erected that will reflect credit
alike on the builders and the city of
Laurens. Masonry in Laurens is very
strong, in fact this city is one of the
strongholds of Masonry in South Caro
lina. In addition to the "blue" and
chapter Masons there are quite a num
ber of Knights Templars and Shriners;
in truth the town is full of live, enthu
siastic, public spirited Masons whose in
terest and abiding faith in the future of
the city is always good to contemplate.
The announcement of the day for
laying the corner stone of the Masonic
Temple in Laurens will he hailed with
interest and delight.
A Big Stock of Shoes Bought
Before the Big Advance
IN PRICES puts us in a position to SAVIi YOU JYIONHY
011 your Shoes. No LOW Ii R prices were ever made on
good Shoes than we can quote. No matter what
you want in Ladies* and Men's Oxfords and
Shoes you will be very apt to find them here.
READ THESE PRICES:
Children's Oxfords, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
Ladies' Oxfords, 48c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2 00 and $3.00.
Men's Oxfords, $1.25, $1.50, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50.
Ladies' Shoes, 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00.
Men's Shoes, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and
Children's Shoes, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50.
The great rush of Spring busi
ness, which has been with us
since the beginning of the season,
is still with us. It cannot be
otherwise, for we have the great
est line of goods we ever carried,
and although cotton is high we
have as low prices on almost ev
erything as was ever named in a
Dry Goods Store.
Make Yourself at Home
Don't Over-dook These
Specials for Hay Selling!
One case Dress Ginghams, good Quality,
One case Fancy Dress Chambray,
2,500 yrds 36-inch Percales in Short Ends
1,500 yds. Dress Styles in good Calico Short
Big line Scotch Lawns
One lot New Modei sets.
Oig lot all Silk Ribl><>" colors
Big lot 50-inch Mohair Dress Goods,
One lot .'10-inch Mohair Dress Goods,
One lot Gray Cheviot Dress Goods,
r>0 inches wide.
50 cents. '
One lot Melrose Dress Goods,
One lot Hemmed Stitched Bleached Towels,
One lot Ladies' Bleached Vests as good as
many stores sell at 10c our price,
Good Table Oilcloth,
Silk and Dress Goods
See our great "fl inch guaranteed Pluck
Silk, *7 I-2c.
Bring samples of all the $1.25 Silks you can
lind and compare with our great 30-inch
Black Silk at $1.00.
See our line of 30-inch Jap Silk.-, at 50 cent.-.
Ask for our big line of 27-inch colored
China Silks at :)!? cents.
See our lino Mcsalinc Silks, 21 inches, at
See our line Shirt Waists Silk.; at 'S> cent.:,
3fi cents, GO cent;;, 7.r> cents and $1.00.
50*inch Blue, Gray and Black Mohair at
42-inch Black and Blue Batiste at 75 cents.
38-inch Panama at 50 cent;;.
flO-inch Sil!< Warp Kolino, 50 cents.
Silk Warp Henrietta at $1.00.
Beautiful double-width Gray Skirting ;it
Fine Mohair in Gray at 50 cents.
Chiffon Mohair, the newest, at. 50 cents.
50-inch Gray Skirting Cheviot at 50 cents.
Beautiful Checked Mohair at 50 cent;;.
Arriving by almost every express as new
things come out each week. We nie "on the
spot," SO you may always depend on getting
the very latest, and then our prices will also
O. B. SIMMONS CO.
Laurens' Big Dry Goods Store.
N. B.--A few long Silk Gloves. Come quick if you want a pair.
? LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. ?
Dr. ?. F. Godfrey has opened an of
fice in the city which will be open two
days in the week.
Mr. Geo. W. Copeland of this city
has accepted a position in the First
National Bank of Clinton.
Rev. E. C. Watson and Rev. M. C.
Compton attended the Southern Baptist
Convention in Chatanooga.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Watts Mills will he held
at the office of the Company Tuesday,
May 22. "
Mi J. H. Sullivan attended the fun
eral c her brother, Dr. J. Wardlaw
Pelhai which took place In Columbia
Mr. .1 Y. Pitts of the Poplar Springs
section i; mending the week in the city.
His frien i are urging him to enter the
race for c nty treasurer.
Dr. John Miller of Cross Hill, Mr.
J. C. McDan. 1 and Mr. Clarence Cun
ingham of Waterloo announce them
selves in today's ADVERTISER for the
Returning from the Clinton anniver
sary Mr. J. W. Nash and family of
Spartanburg were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Philpot Sunday and
Accompanied by his brother, Rev. J.
W. Washington, Mr. Willie Washington
will leave to-day for Johns Hopkins'
Hospital, where he goes for surgical
A contemporary says there are ru
mors that Senator B. R. Tillman will
be at Waterloo some time soon. What
for? There is evidently no campaigning
to be done in that quarter.
Dr. Robert Adams will attend the
General Assembly of the Southern
Presbyterian Church in Greenville this
week as one of the Ministerial commis
sioners from Enoree Presbytery.
Messrs. T. Mac and L. H. Roper have
returned from Tcxarkana. Texas, where
they went three weeks ago from the
New Orleans reunion to visit Mr. B. F.
Roper and family, the Mahafieys and
other relatives in the Texas city.
Major W. A. Watts, president, and
Mr. J. Wells Todd, cashier, of the Peo
ple's Loan and Exchange Bank; Mr.
O. B. Simmons, president of the Bank
of Laurens; Mr. Jno. Aug. Barksdale,
cashier of the National Bank, and Mr.
George Balle, assistant cashier of the
Enterprise Bank, attended the Stale
Bankers' Association in Greenville last
RAN INTO AN OPEN SWITCH.
Engine Drawing Freight on C. N. L.
At 9. 15 Wednesday night local freight
No. 1 from Columbia, in charge of Cap
tain Lucas and Engineer Land, ran into
an open switch near the Laurens Roller
Mill site, derailing the engine and ten
der. No one w as hurt and the locomo
tive was only slightly damaged.
('apt. Lucas had a light train and En
gineer Land had his engine under full
control, coming into the station yard
very slowly, but for which facts results
would have been more serious, no
It is believed that some one bent on
mischief opened the switch for the pur
pose of wrecking the mixed train from
Columbia due here at 8.45. As it hap
pened this train was late Wednesday
night, the freight coming in ahead.
Upon immediate examination the
next switch at the further approach of
the Little River trestle was also found
Third Week Jurors.
Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, the
jury commissioners, Clerk of Court J. F.
Bolt, County Treasurer John II. Cope
land and County Auditor C. A. Power
drew the following jurors for the third
week of General Sessions and Common
Pleas Court, beginning Monday, May
W. II. Barksdale, Dials; Joe S.
Cooper, Youngs; .las. E. Wood, Sulli
van; J. Q. Brown, Laurens; W. Watts
Davis, Hunter; T. E. Jones, Dials; Jno.
C. Sims, Waterloo; J. M. Tumhlin,
Sullivan; C. 1'. Martin, Laurens; Henry
Y. Boyd, Waterloo; G. F. Thompson,
Cross Hill; F. M. Donnon, Scuffletown;
W. A. Copeland, Laurens; W. (!. Hen
derson, Youngs; Jno. C. Godfrey, Dials;
Fed Johnson. Jacks; J. A. Woffbrd,
Laurens: E. M. Marler, Dials; J. TllOS.
OwillgS, Dials; Jno. E. Adah", Jacks;
R. E. Hollingsworth, Cross Hill; W. H.
L. Wade, Cross Hill; T. E. Dibble,
Dails; J. P. Saxon, Scuffletown; Toy A.
Drummond, Youngs; R. II. Flem
ing. Scuffletown; R. R. Boyd, Wa
terloo; D. T. Godfrey, Hunter; R. 'I'.
Taylor, Laurens; Thos. I*. Weir, .lacks;
.1. W. Hilt, Cross Hill; .Jno. II. Neigh
bors, Jacks; G. R. Moore, Laurens; T.
J. Lay ton, Youngs; W. W. Bryson,
Cross Hill; J. W. Simmons, Cross Hill.
Sumter's ice Plant.
The following item is taken from a
news letter from Sumte:- to the Colum
bia State, under date May 10th;
" The Mutual Ico company's plant is
now in full operation day and night.
Last year this lime ice was sold here
for (50 cents per hundred. This season
it is 30 cents per hundred full weight."
Sir Kniglifs of Laurens.
Ten citizens of Laurens wore given
the Knights Templar degre > !>y the
Greonvllo Commandery, at Greenville,
Friday night. They were: R. A. Babb,
John W. Fowler. R. E. Copeland, R. F.
Jonc4, A. C. rodd, L. G. Balle, Jr.,
B. B. Blakcly, W. B. Sloan. C. M. Mil
ler and W. E. Meng. Sir Knights J. S.
Machen, C. M. Babb, II. Terry, Dr.
W. H. Washington and M. L. Nash ac
companicd them to the Mountain City,
FARMERS' OIL MILL
Of Lnnford in Prosperous Condition as
Shown by Annual Rcporl.
The annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Farmers' Oil Mill of Lanford
was held Tuesday, May 8th. The plan!
i., in a prosperous condition, as shown
by the annual statement of J. M. Flem
ing, president and treasurer.
The same hoard of dire< tors were
fleeted for another year as follows:
J. S. Craig, of Clinton, J. W. Lan
ford, J. H. Cunningham, J. M. Flem
ing, W. IL Drummond, of Lanford,
Dr. J. H. Allen, of Enoree, M. J. Ow
ing, of Lauren:..
The directors in turn re-elected J. M.
Fleming president, secretary and treas
Bo sure <o lot um hhow you our line of
China Closets made of solid oak; beau
tifully finished in different designs and
R. M. &. E. If. Wilkes & Co,
Judge Dantzler of Orange?
He was Charged With Killing John P.
South?Grand Jury Submits Report
and is Discharged.
The summer term of General S iBSlons
and Common Pleas court was convened
Monday morning, with .Judge C. G.
Dantzler of Orangebuig, presiding.
Solicitor Cooper, Stenographer Aull,
Sheriff Duckett and Clerk of Court Holt
were at their posts of duty promptly
and the court was soon organized. Mr.
B. Y. Culbortson is assisting the Clerk
of the Court.
In banding the grand jury a batch of
bills Judge Dantzler briefly defined the
duties of that body.
The following cases have been dis
posed of: Slate vs. Ruf us Childress,
colored, assault and battery with intent
to kill. Guilty, four .years on the county
State vs. Geo. Smith, colored, assault
and battery and carrying concealed
weapon. Guilty as to last charge, three
months on the chaingang or ^'.'K> fine.
I State vs. Will Sheppard, colored,
murder. Not guilty. He was charged
with killing a:.other negro, Mart Kock.
Slate vs. Hamp Dillard, colored,
housobroakir.g and larceny. Guilty.
IScmg under sixteen he was sent to the
State Reformatory for six months.
The grand jury was discharged yester
day afternoon, after handing in their
report for this term.
Yesterday the court was engaged a
greater part of the day with the trial
and arguments in the case of the State
vs. Leavcll I*. Walker, a young white
farmer of the Popular Splines section,
Sullivan township, who was charged
with killing his neighbor, .lohn P. South.
The taking of testimony was finished
before adjournment for dinner. Stale
put up the following witnesses: Dr. .1.
I,. Donnon, .1. R. Ellodge, Albert South,
Miss Sallie South, C. P. South, J. P.
Mitchell, J. P. Ellcdge, magistrate of
Sullivan township, and Luther Willis.
With this the Stale rested its case.
L. D. Walker, the defendant, was
the first to testify on the other side.
He was followed bj Mrs. Walker, his
wife, J. P. Ellcdge and J. A. Burton.
The Stale put up in reply T. T. Wood,
Albert South and .). M. Buzhardt.
The arguments were made and the
case given to the jury in the afternoon.
Messrs. Eerguson & Eeatherstone rep
resented Walker, while W. R. Richey,
Esq., assisted in the prosecution.
At 7.oft the jury returned a verdict of
guilty of manslaughter. Notice of mo
tion for new trial was made.
As will he recalled the killing of
South occurred last September near
Boyd's mill. Walker claimed that South
was advancing on him with a grass
hook when he shot, killing South in
stantly. On the day of the tragedy
South after going to Walker's house
and ascertaining from Mrs. Walker the
whereabouts of hcrjjhusband proceeded
to the field wlu re Walker and his chil
dren were picking cotton.
After passing some hot words South,
according to the defendant's testimony,
told Walker that he had come to settle
their differences and thai ono of them
had to die. South was armed with a.
grass hook, so Walker testified. Be
lieving his life in danger Walker got.
away from South, ran to his house, so
cured his gun and was returning to the
field when he met South coming on af
ter him. In this second encounter South
again declared that one of them had to
die and raising the grass hook as if to
strike a blow, he made at Walker, who
shot him death
South was 157 and unmarried. Walker
is I',:? and has a wife and four children.
Miss Burton Entertains.
Miss Rosalie Burton .nave a pretty
entertainment and one greatly < iiioyed
Saturday afternoon, the occasion being
the meeting of the Fortnightly Social
Club. Miss Burton was assisted in re
ceiving J|l>y Mosdnmes C. C. Eeather
stone and C. L. Puller. The afternoon
was as usual devoted to Progressive
Nations, the guests being assigned to
tables by very fetching score cards, tho
design being rose.;. On each table was
a bon bon dish of pickles for consump
tion during the game, while at it;, close
followed a tempting course of ices and
cakes. Among those present wen?
Misses Lola Anderson of Augusta, An
nio Gilkorson, Pauline Anderson, Tullu
lab Caine, Willie Jones, Josie Minter,
Bcssio Toddj Mosdnmes .1. II. Teaguo,
.1. (). C. Fleming, W. H. Washington,
M. L. Concland, A. D. Grav, W. II.
Anderson, !.. !>. Pitts, c. I.. Fuller. 0.
B. Grav, II. K. Aiken, F. P. Mintor,
C. C. Featherstone. C. M. Miller.
Dr. Phmkct oi Augusta to Preach.
Rev. J.T. Plunket, I). 1)., of Augusta,
will preach at tho First Presbyterian
church here next Sunday morning and
evening. As the retiring moderator of
the General Assembly which meets in
Greenville tomorrow, he will preach the
opening sermon there; and from Green
ville h? will come to Laurcns on Satur
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