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VOLUME XXIU. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1908. NUMBER 51
COMES ON FRIDAY
Meeting Will l>c Held at
Blti CROWD EXPECTED
All Arrangements Complete for the Day.
County Chairman R. A. Cooper
The Senatorial campaign meeting will
be held in this city on Friday, July 24.
The meeting will be called to order by
County Chairman It.. A. Cooper at 11
o'clock at the park. All arrangements
have been made for the reception of the
speakers and the comfort of the large
crowd of visitors expected.
The Senatorial party will probably
arrive in the city from Greenville late
Thursday afternoon. The seven candi
dates who aspire to represent South
Carolina in the upper branch of the
national congress are:
Hon. John Gary Evans, of Spartan
Hon. E. D. Smith, of Florence.
Hon. O. B. Martin, of Columbia.
Hon. R. G. Rhett, of Charleston.
Hon. John P. Grace, of Charleston.
Hon. W. W. Lumpkin, of Columbia.
Hon. George Johnstone, of Nswberry.
Most if not quite all of these promi
nent men arc personally known to a
majority of the Laurens voters and
several of them have been heard on the
hustings in the past. All are ready and
entertaining speakers and it is probable
that a large and representative Laurens
crowd will greet them here Friday. It
is likely that the court will adjourn for
Cross Mill News Items.
s Hill, July 15.-Miss Sallie
Sltrt, on died last Monday and was
buried at Bethabara.
A little child of Mr. Wade Tutner
di.'d last Friday and was buried Satur.
day at the Baptist cemetery.
Mr. J. M. Pitts, of Laurens, has been
painting in town. He finished several
jobs very nicely and had contracts for
other jobs and had drawn money on
dome that were unfinished. He left
quite suddenly and this correspondent
and some others are wondering what
lias become of Jim.
Mr. Robert Nofifz was carried to the
insane asylum last week. His people
had noticed that his mind was not right
for some time. He is a young man
The Ware Shoals Reference.
Last week in Greenwood was heard
part of the testimony in the Ware
Shoals case, known as J. O. C. Flem
ing et al. vs. B. I). Riegel et al.
by Mr. Edward Mclver, of Cheraw, ap
pointed special Master to take this tes
timony. The plaintiffs introduced their
evidence, that is, in part, and the de
fendants then secured an adjournment
until August 3rd, when the hearing
will be continued in Laurens. It is un
derstood that on the reconvening of
this reference court the defendants will
make a motion to dismiss the case; if
this be unsuccessful then it is likely
that their testimony will be taken and
the matter submitted to Judge Gage,
who appointed Mr. Mclver to this
In the list of bids for the Federal
building published last week there was
an error in one item; the lot offered by
.Mr. M. L. Copeland should have been
at $0,000 instead of $7,000.
TO HOLD ANNUAL
Magnolia ('amp No. 156, Woodmen of
the World, located at Woodville, in
Dials township, will give its fifth an
nual picnic at Woodville Friday, July
8l8t. Superintendent of Education R.
W. Nash will officiate as master of
ceremonies and in addition to the invi
ted speakers for the occasion all the
county candidates are expected to be
on hand given an opportunity to speak.
Those specially invited to address the
crowd include Congressman Johnson,
Solicitor Cooper and Senator Blcase.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burton of Honea
Path are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Cald
well of the city.
THE SUMMER TERM
OF COMMON PLEAS
Convened Monday With Judge Klugh
Presiding---Barksdnle (icls Verdict
of $1,000 Against Railway Co.
Monday morning at ten o'clock the
regular July term of the Court of Com
mon Pleas convened here with Judge
J. C. Klugh of Abheville presiding.
The roster of cases is not lengthy at
this term, so only one week will be
consumed in the trial of the cases set
by the bar association. After the work
of organization was completed the
court took up the suit of W. 1). Barks
dale against the Charleston and Wes
tern Carolina Railway Co. for damages
to the amount of $3,000. The plaintiff
claimed this amount for damages to his
dwelling and lands caused by cinders
and coal dust from the coal chute be
longing to the Railway Co. and located
near the dwelling and lands of the
plaintiff. This case occupied the atten
tion of the court almost all of Monday
and up to the noon recess of Tuesday 's
session, nineteen witnesses testifying
and four counsels addressing the jury.
The plaintiff was represented by Can
non and Blackwell while the Railway
Co's. attorneys were Simpson, Cooper
and Babb. The jury in the case
brought in a sealed verdict which was
opened by the court at the re-convening
after dinner Tuesday. It gave the
plaintiff $1,000 damages. Counsel for
the defendant gave notice of a motion
for a new trial, which motion will be
heard later in the session.
The next case was that of the May
field Woolen Mills Clothing Co. against
J. R. Anderson, of Waterloo, for the
collection of a claim. Richey and
Richey appeared for the defendant and
Simpson, Cooper and Babb for the
plaintiff. The case had not gone to the
jury "p to press time.
ELOQUENCE AND HASH
IN ABUNDANCE AT
The barbecue and picnic at Mount
ville last Saturday proved quite .i note
worthy event in that up-to-date village
on the Seaboard road where reside
some of the best people to be found
anywhere. Ample preparation had
been made for the accommodation of a
large crowd and the managers were in
no wise disappointed. The barbecue
was under the direction and supervision
of Mr. M. B. Crisp and well did he
serve the people. The picnic dinner
was in keeping with the custom of
those Mountville folks to supply plen
teously the good things that are looked
for on such occasions. There were
nearly three hundred people present
Candidates for office are well aware [
of such opportunities as that on Satur
day and many took advantage of it.
All were accorded the privilege of
speaking, but because of the rain the
program was not completed. Messrs.
Wharton, Cannon, Sullivan and Richey
spoke, but just as Mr. Todd was about
to begin the rain came up. Mr. Todd
remarked afterwards that the eloquence
of his friend Richey made even the ;
heavens weep. lion. Joseph T. John-i
son, of Spartanburg, was on band and
spoke on national affairs much to the
enjoyment and enlightenment of his
ardent admirers of this county. Solici
tor R. A. Cooper is always welcomed
when he appears before the people of
the county and Saturday's event was
no exception. Mr. Crisp said Monday
that it was one of the best picnics he
had ever attended and that it was a
fine educational meeting.
The people of Mountville are to be
congratulated upon the success of this
Mr. Wilson's (irandmother Dead.
Mr. Karle Wilson received a message
early Monday morning to the effect that
his grandmother, Mrs. J. J. Wilson, of
Cheraw, had died at 7 o'clock that
morning. Mr. Wilson left on the mid
day train for Cheraw to attend the
funeral sr 'ice on Tuesday. Mrs. J. 10.
Clardy a..d Mr. Wilson are the only
grandchildren of deceased.
As announced the Farmers' Institute
will be held here in the court house at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning, July
29th. This institute conies under the
auspices of the Chamber of Commerce
and the officers of that body have con
stituted themselves a reception com
mittee to look after the accommodation
of the visiting speakers and the farm
! ers of the county who attend. Every
thing for a thoroughly enjoyable and
' profitable day will DO Carefully attended
1 l>y the Officers of the Chamber of Com
CLINTON NEWS NOTES.
Interesting List of Personal Paragraphs
for the Week.
Clinton, July 21. Mrs. M. A. Hays
delightfully entertained the Wallachian
Embroidery Club last Thursday morning
with an elegant three course luncheon.
Miss Mamie Moore and brother, of
Abbeville, spent last Sunday with Miss
Miss Lila Hart, who has been visiting
Miss Agnes Adams, returned to her
home in Laurens last Saturday.
Mr. Barr Vance has returned home
after a short visit to relatives in Lau
Mr. Paul Nash is at home for the
Misses Lila and Irene Dillard have
returned from a few days' visit to
friends in Ora, S. C.
Mrs. C. E. Lipford, of Green Cave
Springs, Fla., is visiting in r brother
here, Mr. W. B. Rook.
Miss Josic Prather, who has been in
Darlington for some weeks, has re
Miss Azile Estes and sister, Mrs. B.
0. Berry, are visiting their sister, Mrs. |
1.. J. Moore, of this place.
Miss Janie Little is visiting friends in
Fairtield county this week.
Mr. Glenn Grier spent last Sunday in
Mr. John Dubois, who is a student at
Cornell University, is spending the sum
mer at home with Prof. Spencer,
Misses Fronde Kennedy, Elizabeth
and Katherine Bean and Marion MeCra
ry left last Thursday for Montreal,
where they will spend the summer.
Mr. Tom Leake, of New York city,
and Mr. Ed Leake, of Savannah, an;
visiting their mother in Clinton.
Mrs. G. H. Cornelsonand children, of |
Nashville, Tenn., are visiting her
father, Mr. M. S. Bailey.
Mrs. Lyon, of Savannah, Ga., is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. George Ellis.
Misses Nell and Jesse Wallace, of
Laurens, visited friends here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Henry are camp
ing at Stomp Springs.
Mr. Lawton Phillips, of Ninety-Six,
spent Sunday in Clinton with his broth
er, Dr. J. Q. Phillips, who has fever.
Mrs. Jane Park, of Greenwood, has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. M. L.
Dr. T. J. Peake, of Cross Hill, spent
a few days in Clinton last week.
Misses Julia and Eliza Neville have
returned to their home after a delight
ful visit to their aunt, Mrs. Aiken, in
Miss Janie Moore, of Abbeville, and
the Misses Akers, of Atlanta, arc visit
ing Misses Julia and Kliza Neville.
Miss Irene Little is visiting friends at
Miss Sarah Dibble, of Orangeburg,
is the guest of Miss Olio Adams.
Mrs. Holmes and children, of Orange
burg, are visiting her father Mr. Adams.
Mrs. Ackerman, of Macon, Ga.. is I
visiting her mother, Mrs. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. Copeland, Jr.,
and a number of other Clintoninns have
returned from a delightful camping trip
in the mountains.
Mr. Luther Morchou, of Gainesville,
Fla., has returned to his home after a
delightful visit to relatives in Clinton.
Mrs. Howard Caldwell and daughter
are visiting friends in Clinton.
The skating rink is still the eentre of
attraction for the old people as well as
Mrs. J. 11. Young and Elizabeth have
returned after a week's visit to friend,
Watts Mill Won.
The Watts mill baseball team de
feated the Lydia mill team by a score
of 8 to 1 in a very interesting game on
the Watts mill diamond Saturday after
Social Circle Sentry.
The Advertiser is in receipt of copies
of the Social Circle Sentry, a bright
weekly newspaper published at Social
Circle, Ga., and edited by Mr. P. Bar
ney Lockwood, an experienced now-spa
per man well known in Laurens, where
he spent several years in his chosen
Mrs. James M. Smith of Waterloo,
accompanied by her daughter Miss Mary
was in the city Tuesday, on a short
visit to her son, Mr. Joe Smith who
leaves to-day for the encampment al
Chickamauga park. Mrs. Smith is a
(dose reader and ardent admirer of The
Advertiser: she had some very compli*
montary things to say about the paper
and some very much-appreciated words
Miss Caroline Fleming returned Mon
day from a visit to Stamp Springs, near
Misses Lula and Lucy Donnan, of
Sandy Springs, are spending some lime
with relatives and friends in Asheville.
CROSS HILL NEWS ITEMS.
Marriage of Mr. Austin and Miss Hipp??
Emit and Vegetables Plentiful.
Cross Hill, July 20. Mr. Samuel I).
Austin and Miss Eula Hipp wore mar
ried last Wednesday at. the home of the
bride near Clinton, Rev. Mr. Fowler
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Austin, of South
Georgia, wore here last week to attend
the marriage of his brother, Mr. S. I).
Mrs. Zoe Crisp ond son, Mr. George
Crisp, of Augusta, are visiting relatives
Messrs. Joe ami Frskino Carter were
over from Clinton yesterday.
Mr. .Jessie O'Neal died at his sister's,
Mrs. Day, in Greenwood county last
week and was buried at the family
burying ground here. He was nbout <>">
years of age.
Mr. Henry Miller has been at home
on the sick list for several aay?.
There has been quantities * of fruit
and vegetables this year. When Mrs.
R. A. Austin rooked her fust beans she
gathered what she thought was a new
variety of squashes (but they were
gourds) and like Klisha's men, she
"shred them in the pottage." So they
poured out for the men to eat?and they
could not eat thereof. 2 Kings, 4:40.
Mrs. and Mrs. W. M. Miller and fam
ily and Miss Helle Madden will go to
Asheville, N. C, today to he gone
Mr. J. M. Simmons has been right sick.
He and his family have gone to Stomp
Mr. Andrew Burnside is quite ill at
NEW LIFE GIVEN THE
CITY CHAMUFR OF
The board of directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce had a largely attend
ed and wholly unprecedented meeting,
so far as enthusiasm was concerned, in
the ollice of the People's Loan and Ex
Change bank last Friday afternoon.
The purpose of tho meeting was to re
organize the body and lay plans for some
earnest work. It was decided to begin
again at the bottom and re-enroll all
the members and solicit new ones on
the revised basis of membership fees,
which are now only $<>.<)<> a year instead
of $12.00 as heretofore. A committee
consisting of Messrs. W. It. McCuen,
W. II. Dial, R. A. Cooper, W.H.Wash
ington and E. P. Minter was appointed
to solicit members and collect dues.
The matter of quarters fur the com
mercial body was considered and it was ,
decided that if fifty members were'
secured rooms would be; rented and fur
nished. This, it was thought, would
tend to increase interest and prove an
organizing force. The rooms will be
rented for over the required fifty have,
boon enrolled. Just, where the location
is to be is a matter yet undecided.
The committee on membership met'
with remarkable success in their efforts
as Mr. McCuen said: "This lime we had
only to place the list before the people
and they enrolled; before, there was a
whole lot of explaining to do." Presi
dent Alken also is much encouraged by
the enthusiasm shown in the re-organi
zation of the almost extinct body.
Following is the agreement signed
and tin' list of members enrolled up to
Tuesday at noon:
We the undersigned hereby agree to
join the chamber of Commerce for the
year 1908-9, Agree t?> pay AS dues to
said organization the sum of $6.00 per
year, payable quarterly in advance.
When 50 or move members arc ob
tained and sufficient funds to meet the
expense, that suitable quarters shall
then be opened for the use of the
Dr. W. II. Dial, W. H. McCuen, K.P.
Fleming, S. F. Honev, K, A. Cooper,
D. A. Davis, O. I?. Simmons, 11. K.
Amen, S. M. Wilkes, F. I'. M inter, S.
J. Crnig, W. II. Washington, J. II.
Traynham, A. Shaver, L. A. McCord,
W. G. Wilson,C.M.Miller.T.C. Kwitzer,
1. Schayer, Rolfe E. Hughes, F. W.
Martin, C. M. Babb, J. A. Simmons, C.
I!. Sullivan, R. (I. Franks, T. B,Crews,
C. C. h'eathersone, J. J. I'luss, W. R.
Richey, W. R, Richey, Jr., Moseh y &
Roland, F. E, Hums, A. II. Sanders,
c. R. Bishop, W.I\ Budging, N.B.Dial,
C. II. Roper. I,. G. Halle, dr., W. (I.
Lancaster, C. E. Kennedy, d. L. Hop
kins, .). C. OwingS, John A. I"'ranks, J.
s. Rennet*, Dick O wings, H.A.McLcod,
J. J. Adams, M. II. Fowler, M. J. ()w
ings, W. ICray. A. D. (hay. J. W.
Thompson, R. F. Jones, C. dories, L.C.
Puller, T. II. Nelson, J. K. Callegly.
E. W. Copeland, A. J. Christopher. J.
A. Armstrong, The Caine X- Pitts Fur
niture Co., J. N. Hudgens, ('. W. Tune,
L. B. Blnckwell, W. H. Gilkerson, Jr.,
R. A. Simpson.
( apt. J. H. Humbert, of Princeton,
and his son, Mayor John R. Humbert,
of I Ionen Path, spent a day in the city
last week, coming over with Mr. Jas.
D. Hnmmctt, president of Watts Cot
, ton Mills.
THE PEOPLES HANK
Clinton's New Institution Absorbs Ac
counts of Bailey's Bank
B. II. Boyd President.
Clinton, July 21. A mooting was
hold in the Town Hall on Thursday,
July 16th, at 4 p. m., Cor the purpose of
olecting tho directors and ofliccrsof the
People's Hank. The election was as
follows: Mr. B, 11. Boyd, president;
Ml*. M. S. Bailoy, vice-president; Mr.
R. .1. Copoland, Jr., cashier. Directors
Messrs. J. H. Pitts, VY..I. Bailey, A.
V, Martin, J. H. Young, B. F. Bryson,
W. H. Workman, W. B. Farr, M. S.
Bailey, W. 11. Shands, B. H. Boyd.
The capital stock is $50,000 and nearly
all this has been subscribed. It will
absorb the accounts of Bailey's Bank.
It is probable that this bank will locate
in .>. new building on Broad street.
The new union station is going up
now and with such a capable contractor
as Mr. .lohn Milady to push it the build
ing will be completed in a short time.
This building will cost about$15,000 and
will be quite an addition to Clinton.
The following merchants have paved
the sidewalk in front of their stores:
The J. W. Copeland Co., J. I. Cop
land, First National Bank, B. L. King,
L. Davidson, J. (}. Phillips, Copeland
Stove Co., Ceo. Bailey, Post Ofllcc, J.
II. Young. M. S. Bailey A- Sons. .1.1,
Pitts, W. B. Farr, Bailey Bros.. Simp
SOn-Copeland Co. This has added very
much to the business part of town and
Clinton is almost a city. The only
thing that is needed to make it one is a
During a severe storm last Wednes
day evening tho home of Mr. P.. I..
King was struck by lightning and part
/f the roof was torn out and part of
the chimney lorn down.
Mr. II. Wright has torn down Iiis
two stores on Broad street and is erect
ing two new handsome buildings in the
Court House Improvements.
Supervisor Humbert is having some
much-needed repair work done on tin;
court house in the way of replacing rot
ton boxing and new mouldings around
the eaves of the structure. Jltsl the
extent of these improvements cannot
be stated, whether or not the house will
be repainted, and in regard to altering
the steps and approaches. It is ru
mored that the court house grounds art;
to be laid off in pretty walks and four
ornamental poles placed at the four
corners of the space. All this last is
rumor, however, as the plans of the
supervisor cannot be learned.
Benefit of Juvenile Society.
The Juvenile Missionary Society of
the First Methodist church will have
charge of the motion picture shows on
the afternoon and evening of this coin
ing Friday, the 24th, and will receive
half the proceeds. Little Miss Mar-1
gucrito Tolbert is treasurer of this I
society and requests that everybody he
urged to attend and help out their'
cause. Manager Roman has phoned to
Atlanta and ordered a special lilm to
show on thi' occasion, and those who
attend will be pleased. Usual prices,
? and 10c,
$19.10 In Silver Burned.
Mr. ('. II. Roper, cashier of the [en
terprise bank, had on exhibition Tues
day morning a number of burned silver,
coins, in amount $19.10 that had been
brought to him by Mr. T. A. Nichols, '
of Waterloo. Mr. Nichols stated thai
the money belonged to a negro tenant
on his place and that it had been k< pi
in a sock in the negro's house. Re
cently the house was burned and the
money with it. Mr. Roper intends to
send these melted coins to the treasury
al Washington and endeavor to recover
part their value at least. He says that
while he has often recovered the value
of damaged currency it has not come
Within his experience to send in burned
Silver. However, the effort will In
made. This case is only one of tho
numerous follies practiced by people
who keep money in their houses lied up
in handkorchiofs or sock.;. Moral: Sock
banking is dangerous.
The Advertiser is authorized to an
nOlineO that the unveiling ceremonies
by the Cross Hill Woodmen of the
World, previously announced for Au
gust 6th, are postponed to Saturday,
August 15th. This WAS made necessary
because of a conflict with the countv
campaign dates. All the details of Un
announced program will be carried out.
Company Will ho in Camp
For Ton Days.
WILL BK PINK OUT1NU
Lisi of the Officers and NLn Composing
Company-"Hoys in Qood Shape
Traynhntn Guards, Company I), 1st
Sooth Carolina Regiment of tlu- Na
tional Cuard leave today at 2:3f> for
Greenvillo,theneo to Chick amnugn Park
where the national summer encamp
ment will bo for the next ten days.
Seventeen oilicct'S and thirty-one pri
vates compose the company that goes
from Laurons, and a line lot of men
they .ire, too. For several weeks past
the company has gone through a most
thorough training and it may safely he
predicted that it will show up among
the very Lest of all the companies on
Captain Babb will march his company
from the armory in heavy inarching or
der; that is equipped with all the ap
purtcnauces of camp. From Groon
ville the company goes to Atlanta, ar
riving at Lytle station al ti o'clock a.
m. Thursday. From there, the march,
a very short distance, is made to the
camping ground. There will he about
ten thousand men encamped at Chicka
mauga while the Laurens company is
then-. The fust six days of the stay
will he given to regimental and battal
ion drills and the last lour to field ser
vice. On one of these days tin- "Mat
tie above the Clouds" will he fought
over between a division of the troops.
While on this encampment the Laurens
company, as will all the others, will bo
reviewed by the Secretary of War,Hon.
Luke K. Wright.
Mr. Bnbb wishes it stated thai the
sanitary condition ofChickniniuga Park
I is as good as anywhere else now, and
that no parents need entertain any
fears about the health of the hoys.
The list of those who go today is as
( aptain < hicnr W. Buhl),
First Liculenlanl William U.Kiehcy,
Jr., 2nd Lioutenanl J. I.. M. Irby.
First Sergoanl J. Arthur Taylor.
I/. M. I >. Boy Simpson.
Sergeants Cary A. Hicholhcroer,
John W. Crews, J. Copo Henderson, It.
I .ester Simpson.
Corporals I. Kd Cuninghnni, Augus
tus C. Hart. II. Douglas Cray, S.
Young Culbortson, Kniest D. Faster by,
.1. Fid Wade, Marion B. Wade.
Trumpeter II. Hart Richcy.
Privates Thomas C. Holt, Carlisle
Bolt, John Barksdale, James W. Bar
nett, (laud I). Boyd, Luther A. Bragg,
Paul W. Cooper, Bon Densen, J. Fur
man Dohson, Boborl M. Kichclbergcr,
J. Gregg Gillomie, Boberl M.Gillespio,
Wilham A. ilellnms, G. I'ope Irby,
Charley Johnson, Lloyd c. L?ngsten,
I.? Loy A. Little, Kniest W. Machen,
Lane Neshitt, Thomas H. Nelson, .lohn
P. Park?, Carrol D. Hoper. Busselt IL
Roper, T, Bex Simpson, Joe I''. Smith,
W. Mack Snoddy, J, Will Sumercl, J.
Duncan Sullivan, I). Brooks Swygort,
John A.Tongue, John Tumblin.
Death of :t Lady.
Mrs. Ileltie Anderson, wife of Mr,
G. Calvin Anderson, formerly of Dials
township, (lied Friday at Woodruff,
where the family had resided for some
time, Airs. Anderson was a relative of
Messrs. J. L. Hopkins and J. Henry
SproiISC, of this city, and was a most,
estimable lady. She was laid to rest at
Fairviow, a large assemblage of friends
TO BE HELD HERE
ON JULY 29.
As previously announced the Farm
Ors' Institute will bo held in the city of
Laurens on the morning of July 29th at
ten o'clock sharp, in the court house.
Prof. Harper oj Cloinson college has
tii" matter in charge and he states that
a full attendance of the farmers of the
county and surrounding country is earn
estly desired An interesting program
has been arranged and (Ik- mooting will
no doubt he interesting and instructive.
The authorities will not have the Clem
son exhibit car this year so the exer
i ises will consist only of speeches.
Those are to he the host in the history
of the Institutes.
Prominent among the speakers of the
day will he Dr. S. A. Knapp of the D.
s. Department of Agriculture Othora
will he Prof. Stewart, Mr. Goodrich.
Dr. Mann. Prof. Harper and prohahly
! J lldge < !eo. Prince.