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Judge K. W. Memminger
PRETTY FULL DOCKET
Garrison Case Sei for Trial Tomorrow
Work of the (iraod Jury
The fall term of the Court of
General Sessions for this county was
convened Monday morning at ten
o'clock, Judge Memrnlnger presiding.
The usual organization was soon
completed, after which .Judge Mem
minger delivered a brief though
very strong charge to the Grand
Jury, laying special emphasis on the
admittance and acceptance of false
testimony in the hearing of cases be
Solicitor Cooper then handed out
a batch of indictments for the con
sideration of the Grand .Jury,
whereupon this body retired and pro
ceeded with the work in hand. At
noon four murder indictments had
been returned, a remarkably good
record. This number of true bills
included that of the State vs. .1.
Henry Garrison of Gray Court who
is charged with the killing of J Louts
Williamson of York county. The
trial of this case is set for tomorrow
(Thursday I and will be called at the
opening of the Court in the morning,
This is the most important trial that
is scheduled for the week and no
doubl the court room will be packed
during the progres of the hearing.
11 is understood that P. II. Nelson, a
prominent member of the Columbia
liar and a noted criminal lawyer of
the State, will assist in the prosecu
tion. Ferguson & Feathers tone and
Hlchey <fc Flic hey will have charge of
the defense. It will be recalled that
young Williamson met his tragic end
in the home of the defendant. Mr.
Williamson at the lime being a visi
tor at the Garrison home as the guest
of .Miss M*ary Garrison to whom, it
is said, he was engaged. The trag
edy occurred on Friday night, July
Yesterday afternoon the Grand
.liny reported that all bills had been
passed on and the Solicitor announc
ed thai he had nothing, further then
to present. Following are the true
hills as returned at this term: Rid
Downs, house breaking and larceny;
Buoch Heeks, violation of the dispen
sary law; Lizzie Legge, murder; De
well Frndy. larceny; .lohn Henry
Anderson, murder; Henry Jackson
and Peter Copoland, violation of the
disjieixsary law; Turner Dillard, dis
posing of ciop under lien; Laurens
Oriflll), murder; J. Henry Garrison,
murder; Giles Wyntt, murder; Sam
Henderson, murder; Jack Leak, ar
son; J. N. RMedgo, Barl Rllodge, \v.
M Cnldwell and J. A. Coats, conspir
acy, assault and battery with intent
lo kill, and carrying concealed wea
< i Monday Hroadus Workman
pleaded guilty lo the charge of as
sault and battery with Intent to kill
and was given three years on the
county chalngang. Wade Byrd was
convicted of disposing of crop under
lien, and John Woody, charged with
cnrbrcakillg and larceny, pleaded
guilty and received a sentence of
six months. Another defendant lo
plead guilty was Sam Mitchell, charg
0(1 wild arson, lie got off with six
Voflterday Frank Miller, colored,
was placed on trial charged with
murder, the hilling of Jim Wilson,
also colored, at Mountville a few
months ago. Guilty of manslaughter
with recommendation to mercy. No
Hco of motion for new trial was serv
cd by Miller's counsel. Kichey &
Richoy. Tuesday afternoon, the
Cottrl was engaged with the case
,,r the Stale vs. Albert RamagO,
?bnrged with assault and battery
with Intent to kill.
The verdict in tin; Kamnge ease
was guilty of assault and battery of
high and nggtivaled nature and of
rallying concealed weapons.
For a Sprained Ankle.
A ?prai.'ied ankle may lie cured in
?about one-thin' tho Hrne usually re
quired by applying Chamberlain's Pain
Balm freely and giving it absolute rest.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co.
MahatVey & Babb call your attention
to some specials in theis. excellent line
REPORT OF FIRST
Financial and Statistical Report of City
Church to be Read at Baptist
The Laurens County Baptist Asso
ciation convened yesterday with the
Princeton Baptist church. To this
gathering three delegates from each
church go as representatives of their
respective bodies, carrying the statisti
cal and financial reports for the fiscal
year. For this week it is impossible to
get any news of the association's pro
ceedings; however, a full account will
From the First Baptist church of
Laurens the delegates are: Rev. W. E.
Thayer, Rev. E. C. Watson and Mr. C:
B. Bobo. Mr. C. H. Roper is also in
attendance, being a member of the as
sociation because of his oiiio" :;s clerk.
The report of the First church for the
fiscal year is as follows:
Amounts ef contributio; s and pur
poses for winch contributed;
State missions. 564.59
Home missions. -168.29
Foreign missions. 1,827.28
Ministerial relief. 60.00
Ministerial education. 30.00
Sunday school expenses. 58 02
The poor. 9.00
Incidental account. 183.86
Visiting ministers. 169.86
Other objects. 269.74
Increase of membership:
By baptism. 7
By letter. 18
By restoration. 1
Decrease of membership:
Dismission by letter. 13
Total present membership.272
Dispensary Flection Ordered.
In another column appears an el
ection notice issued by Supervisor
Humbert, calling an election on the
dispensary or no dispensary question
for November the third. This elec
tion is ordered under the Carey-Coth
ran law as passed by the legislature
In session February of i;m7. upon a
petition presented the Supervisor on
the 28th of April of this year. The
petition was signed by more than
one-fourth the qualified electors in
It is recalled that a siniilai elec
tion under the liriCG Act was held
in this county in January of 1906,
over which arose so much litigation
.and Which caused such wide spread
Death of Mr. Kotiert Armstrong.
Cray Court. September 29th.
Mr. Robert Armstrong died yester
day morning, Monday, at nine o'clock
at the home of bis father, Mr. I). I.
Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was a
young man of 2S years. He married
Miss Sarah South of Ware Shoals
last January. Mr. Armstrong was
taken last year with what was
thought to be rheumatism . hut the
pain was so severe that he was car
rid to Columbia in August (or an op
eration which proved that he had
cancer of the loin, which was cause
of death. Mr. Armstrong's bodv was
laid to rest in Dial's cemetery at
three o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev.
it. m. Dubose conducting the burial
services. Mr. Armstrong leaves a
wife and several brothers and sisters
to mourn his death.
Death of Miss Knthcrinc Rivers.
Miss Katharine Rivers died at the
home of her nephew, the Rev. W. 10.
Thayer, at 12.10 o'clock Wednesday
morning, after a long and painful ill
ness resulting from a stroke of paraly
sis sustained some time ago. Miss
Rivers was in the 73rd year of her age,
having been born November 17, 1885,
on James Island, near Charleston. The
interment took place Thursday on James
Island, the body being taken from Lau
rent at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Tho Rev.
W. K. Thayer and his mother, Mrs. K.
S. Thayer. sister of the deceased, ac
companied the body and attended the
For years she has made her home
with the family of Mr. Thayer In Rock
Mill, Winchester, Kentucky, and in
Laurens. In all these places there are
many friends who will be pained to
learn of Miss Rivers' death.
Pink Pain Tablets- Dr.Shoop's- stop
headache, womanly pains, any pain,
anywhere, in 20 minutes sure. Form
ula on the 25c. box, As your druggist
or doctor about this formula it's fine.
1 Palmotto Drug Co,
REV. W. E. CALLENDER WILL RESIGN.
Rector of Episcopal Church Here Will
Go to Falls Church, Virginia.
Rev. W. B, Callender, rector of the
Church of the Bplphany In (his city
and Episcopal church of Newberry
will at an early date submit his res
ignation as pastor of these two
charges, and on November the Ii ist
will become pastor of Falls church,
in the suburbs of Washington. DC.
.Mr. Callender left last. Wednesday
for Falls church, where he preached
last Sunday; just when his resigna
tion will be submitted is not an
.Mr. Callender and bis excellent,
family have resided iu Laurens for
the two years past, during which
time they have made numerous and
strong friends, and their removal
will be a matter of genuine regret.
Mr. Callender is an unusually en
ergetic pastor. thoroughly imbued
with the greatness of his calling and
the sacredness of his work. His ac
tivities both hero and at Newberry
have resulted in inestimable good.
The held to which he goes oilers
greater opportunity for the exercise
of Iiis energy and talents. Mr. Cal
lender's friends here wish him well,
wherever he may go.
It is of interest to state that Vir
ginia is Mrs. Callender's native slate,
and their leaving here is of the na
ture of a home-going for her.
BONDS ARRANGED FOR SALE.
City's Heads Issued und Will he Sold
at an Early Date.
The city council have had several
meetings in the past week or ten
days at which the matter of the city's
bonds for $24,000 has been the chief
topic of discussion. The arrange
ments for the sale of these bonds
have about been completed and the
business will be closed in a short
while. Meantime the work will go
It is understood that the first
work will be that of paving the street
leading to the depot, and the sidewalk
on the same street. The Southern
Having and Construction Company
will complete the street paving anil
it is understood that Mr. R. 1'. McNeil
of Abbeville will have charge of the
sidewalk work. Mr. McNeil's work
here has been entirely satisfactory
to the people of the city and there is
no doubt but that the work yet lo be
done will be the same.
Committees from the chamber of
commerce are at work daily arrang
ing the plan of operation on the va
rious streets of the city. The pur
pose is to get the property holders
on the residence streets to pay half
the cost of paving and the City the
other half; organization is therefore
necessary and the chamber of coin
merer has undertaken the task It
is desirable that a large part of the
work be completed before the Meth
odist conference meets in November.
Rumor of Injunction Against Election
Yesterday morning it was current
rumor on the streets that an effort
was being made by per sous Interest
ed in the matter to gel an order from
Judge Memminger. now presiding
over the court of general sessions
here, staying Supervisor Humbert
from issuing the notice of a special
election on the dispensary question.
Indeed, it was current talk that
Senator Cole L. Bloase of Newberry
was in the city to assist in the mat
ter. Mr. Hlease was here yesterday,
but it was learned from a member
of the local bar that he was here to
assist Solicitor Cooper in the prose
cution of a murder case. Just how
much there was in the rumor cannot
be learned, but it was current talk
none the b>ss. Furthermore, it is
now rumored that an injunction
staying the managers of the election
will be asked.
A great investment, absolutely safe,
brings returns that nothing else can,
giving surplus earning power; securing
comfort and health in your declining
/ears. That's what Mollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea does. 35 cents, Tea or
Tablets. Palmetto Drug Co.
Rest Treatment for a Burn.
If for no other reason Chamberlain's
Salve should he kept in every house
hold on account of its great value in
the treatment of burns. It allays tho
pain almost instantly, and unless the
injury is a severe one heals the parts
Without leaving a scar. This salve is
also uncqualcd for chapped hands, sore
nipples and diseases of the skin. Price
26 cents. For sale by Laurens Drug
The Augusta Bankrupt Sale Co. has
an advertisement on another page that
will interest purchasers. Read ft.
THE DEMOREST COMEDY COMPANY.
Excellent Play Presented Monday Night
Program for Remaining Nights.
Monday night the popular Demorest
Comedy Co. opened a week's engage
ment at the opera house with the beau
tiful western comedy drama, "The
Miner's Daughter," and to say the
people were pleased is putting it mildly.
The bouse was packed and people were
turned away. This company istbebest
we have bad in a long time, oven strong
er than they were last year, and their
plays are presented in that artistic man
ner that immediately wins the audience.
The special scenery carried by this com
pany is beautiful and each play will be
mounted with their own special settings.
Mr. Chas. White and Mr. Victor Wal
ker, the partners, are actors of ability
and seldom seen in popular priced at
tractions. Bob and Ona Demorest wire,
as usual, seen in good parts and por
trayed them in the artistic manner with
which they are noted. It is bard to
find as evenly balanced company of
players as the Demorest Co. There is
not one stick in the company. The
specialties between the acts were ex
ceptionally strong and won many en
Tonight they present "A Kentucky
Thoroughbred." Thursday night "Be
yond the Rockies." Friday night thei
greatest of all plays, "The Ku-Klux
Klan." Matinee Saturday 3 p. m.
CHAM It Kit CO.M.MKUt II MKKT1NC.
Condition of Bridget* in Count) Not
So Had us Was Thought.
According to announcement there
was held last Friday night n meet- l
lag of the chamber of commerce, at
which the matter of the county
bridge and the probable loss of
Hade from their destruction wore
the to|)i< s of discussion. By special
invitation Supervisor Humbert was
present and gave the business men
of the city some valuable information
regarding conditions, it was thought
that If such a course would expe
dite the repair work the business
men would lend the county funds to
employ extra forces on the bridges.
This was deemed unnecessary nfi r
the report of the Supervisor, n
thai it was not a question of money
hut of actual time consumed in the
work of rebuilding bridges; bosldes
conditions were not nearly so tad
as was generally thought.
Mr. Humbert volunteered the ii
formation as to what places ho had
boon able to repair, and stated ilia! ^
within the COUI'SO of a very short j
while Laurens court house would ho
accessible from every point in the
county by Hals, fords, temporary m
permanent bridges, it is a tact, the
subject of universal comment ami
worthy of note, that a remarkable
amount of work has heon done sine,
the Hoods, ami ihe business men ol
Laurens as well ns th<- people at j
large are greatly indebted to Mr,
Humbert for his untiring efforts ami
, phenomenal success in restoring
BABY TO BE OIVEN AWAY.
Demorest Comedy Co. Will (live Away fl
Bahy at Opera Mouse Saturday Niglil.
Fach person entering the theatre
each night will receive a Coupon with
number on it. Keep them and bring
them Saturday night, when the com
pany will give away a "real live white
hahy" to the person holding the lucky
number. Mr. Demorest only requests I
that the person who wins the baby will
'bring it up in the right way.
For the Campaign Fund.
The following additional cont ribut ions
have been made to the Bryan campaign
Ceo. A. Browning.$6.00
Alex. J. Smith. 1.00
John Aug. Barksdalo.50
A. J. Christopher.60
Election Commissioners to Meet.
Messrs J. C. McDaniol and C. I).
Barksdale, chairmen of the two elec
tion commissions, Federal and State,
authorize the call for a meeting of the
commissioners at the court house Sat
urday morning at 10 o'clock October
the third. At this meeting Ihe man
agers of election will be appointed,
The Rev, James II. Mftehen, of
Princeton, spenl a few days in the city
during the week. Next werk Mr. Ma
chen returns to Colgate Univorsity,
Hamilton, N. Y.. where he is pursuing
a theological course.
Unintentionally tho name of Mr. W.
II. Oilkorson, Sr., was omitted last
week from the list of contribute.r to
the Bryan campaign fund.
A NEWSY LETTER
FROM CROSS HILL.
Confederate .Monument at Cross Hill Is
Cross Hill, Sept. 28.- Misses Kate
ami Amu- Austin and Mr. Kllis Fuller
left last Wednesday for the Presbyte
rian College of South Carolina; Miss
Wilma Ramcy for Columbia female
College and Mr. Pierce Coats for South
Mrs. Dr. Miller visited her sister,
Mrs. Nance, in Hue West last week.
Mr. II. B. Stile and Miss Birdie Wil
bar were married last Thursday at the
home of Kev. ?). A. Martin, Mr. Mar-j
tin oflicinting. Mr. Stile is a business'
man of Ninety-Six and Miss Wilbar is
a charming young woman, the youngest
daughter of Dr. .1. 0. Wilbar, of Wa
Mrs. Bijn Leaman and her son, Hugh,
visited friends in Clinton last Wednes
Miss Eva Hagood is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. M. A. Leaman. Miss Folgcr,
of I'ickens, is also with Mrs. Leaman.
Mr. Lambert Nance, who has been
seriously ill with fever, is convalescent.
Mrs. Laura Burnside is spending some
time with relatives near Laurens.
Miss Cleo Walker has accepted a po
sition in the telephone office at Laurens. '
Messrs. Clark & Boyd have finished
the Confederate monument. It stands
near the depot at tho intersection of
Railroad and North Main streets. It is
a splendid shaft of North Carolina gran
ite and is 'Jl feet high. On one side the
inscription "To Our Confederate Sol
diers by the Beaufort Watts Ball Chap
ler, U. I>. C, Rios," and on opposite
side "Who Were Not Terrified by
Heath Nor Discouraged by Defeat." On
another side "1801-1865 Confederate"
It is enclosed by an iron fence and cost
OUR SPECIAL NOTICES,
WANTED Twenty carpenters.
Simpsonville Cotton Mills,
7-3 : impsonville, S. C.
FOR SALE One largo healer; and
one medium sized heater. Roth stoves
burn coal and are in good condition.
Will sell cheap. Apply to this office.
COAL FOR SALE See me for best
Jcllico Coal. Prices right. li. Coke
Cray, Laurens, S. C. 7-4t
MILL RUNNING Fleming's mill on
Beavcrdam creek, one mile from Lan
ford station, is now in running order
and open for business.
JAS. A. PULLEY,
Tin; largest and liest line of Side
boards in different designs ami sizes,
beautifully finished and nl prices that
.vill be to your interest to see our line
before you buy.
" S. M*. & ?. IL Wilk.-s & Co.
FOR SALE A pony and buggy in
good condition. The pony is black and
is gentle. This is a nice little rig for
$135. C. 1'. SNODDY,
?)-lt Laurens, S. C.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK We are
expecting a car Lake White Fish and a
shipment of Blue Ribbon Full ( ream
Cheese. Tho prico will be right. Also
fresh Danish cabbage and Irish potatoes
Phone us before buying. It won't
co t you anything and we may be able
to quote you lower prices.
DIXIE FLOUR AND GRAIN CO.
FOUND A child's red bearskin
cloak. For information call at this of
Sec our display of Art Squares and
Rugs in different designs, sizes and col
ors at money saving prices.
s. M. ^ F. IL Wilkea & Co.
FOR SALE Hood six year-old horse,
blood hay, weighs LUi*! pounds, guar
anteed to work anywhere; not afraid
I rain or automobile. D. F. Todd, Lau
rens, Rfd No, 1. 1?-11
To WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
All persons wishing to communicate
with me may do so by addressing let
tors to Laurens, S.. C. Same will at
Onco be forwarded and will receive my
n u T. I). DARLINGTON,
FOR SALE One dark bay horse
eight years old, sound and a good, gen
tie all-round family horse, weight eleven
hundred pounds. For further informa
nt n write c. R. PATTERSON,
Lanforrf, S. C, Rfd No. 1.
Besuro to see our lino of Heaters in
different sizes that are money savers in
the amount of fuel that one will con-!
S. M. & E. 11. Wilkcs & Co.
Mrs. J. P. Snelgrove. of Atlanta,
who has been visiting her brother, Mr.
W. I'. ThomftSOn, of this city, and her
father, Mr. W. I*. Thomuson. Sr., of
the county, returned to her home Mon
The friends of Mr. S. M. Wilkes will
bo glad to learn thai he is rapidly re
covering from his recent illness and
that he stood well an operation per
formed Saturday. Mr. Wilk08 is in a
Scries of Temperance Ral
TO COVER TUE COUNTY
During Aloulh of October Prohibition
Forces Purpose Presenting Their
Side of the Question.
At a meeting <?f representative
prohibitionists of the county Monday
Of this week a plan of campaign, or
series of temperance radius WHS
mapped nut. This action was taken
in view of tlie ((lining election on
dispensary or no dispensary to ho
held at ilie general election Novem
ber 3rd. The prohibitionists* or
temperance forces, of the county are
desirous of presenting their side of
the issue to all the people, hence the
program of meet lugs it is earnestly
desired that largo crowds attend the
meetings, whether the views to ho
expressed will meet approval or not.
The prohibitionists wish their argu
As will he noted a numbor of 0X
eollenl speakers will he in the coun
ty to address the people. These ad
dresses will he worth hearing, even
from a standpoint of excellence
Temperance rallies will be held at
ihe following plates:
AI Laurens on the first Sunday
morning in November; at one of the
cotton mill churches that night. It
is probable that Dr. (Tomer of New
berry and Dr. Hurts of Kdgefield will
he the Speakers.
\i Sardis, Jack's township, on the
fourth Sunday morning in October
and at Clinton that night. Hev. Mr
Thayer and c. c. Foatherslouo will
he the speakers there.
At Kahun ou the first Sunday in
October. Lev. Mr. Fowler of Clinton
and Rev K. 0. Watson will probably
AI Colon church on the third Sun
day morning in October. In the af
ternoon 13 o'clock i at Ml Pleasant,
lie v. Mr . 'thayer and another will
probably speak there.
M Cross Hill In Baptist church, on
the second Sunday morning in Octo
ber, and at Waterloo in the afternoon
lit ;'. o'clock, same day. Rev B, c.
Watson and another will probably
Dial's church and Cray Court to be
arranged for. Also Warrior Creek
meeting lo he arranged for.
All preachers in the county are
earnestly requested to preach on
I em pern nee til all their churches
during ihe month of October The
speakers will he provided for all of
ihe appointments above named, hut
as yoi the names of the speakers
ciinnoi in- dellinltely given other
lUinoilliccincitts will he made later.
Local and Personal Mention.
Mrs. It, F. .lories has returned from
a short stay in Groonvillc.
Miss Sue Dean spent Saturday and
Sunday in Newborry.
Mrs. Kstclla Gray, of Lanford, was
the guest of Miss Lila Hart last week.
Prof. Ii. L. Jones spent the week end
Mrs. W. D. Ferguson spent a few
days in Greenville last week.
Mrs. Connor Fuller and Miss Nell
Miller have returned from a visit to
Mrs. ID. Pitts in Rock Hill.
Mrs. J. D. Pitts has returned to
Blackville after visiting relatives in the
Miss Leila Pair, of Cross Hill, spent
Saturday and Sunday in the city.
R. K. Copcland has something to say
about shoes in this issue. Lo'ok for his
The millinery openings are at hand.
Note the announcements of Davis-Roper
Co., The Hub. Simmons, and Switzer &
Then* are some of the most attrac
tive advertisements in this weeks paper
that have ever appeared from The Ad
vertiser prefs. Tlicy tell some valua
ble news to the people and it will pay
lo read them.
Brooks St Jones announce the arrival
of a car load of disc plows. Now is
the time to consider tlie purchase of
Manager Roman of the opera house
slates thai he will have goon order pre
served at the shows from this on. No
need to fear disturbance or discomfort
from any source.
The Laurens lodge, No. 43, Knights
1 of Pythias, will meet next Monday