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LAURENS, S. C, OCTOBER 7. I90S.
Mohtsrd !; vbgk i* sii oatat
which is to Ray that The LnurcnsAd
vertiser has Installed a linotype i"
Verily it Boemeth that the modi
have conspired agnnsl the youth
of the land; for the Queen Hess ruffs
together with the nbomlnahly wld<
spreading hats make kissim, an . i
most Impracticable art.
Sunday was a beautiful day for the
display of new millinery.
I til t we are forced to admit that
some of the new hats we saw on S u
day were "light pretty ".
It is delightful to sit beside a beau
tiful hat on Sunday mornings ami
have the "wings" of it brushed aero .
your face every time the wearer nmh ?
a move?makes church going such a
The millinery openings on Wedt
day were a great success: the millin
ery displays Sunday morning won ..
And soon the plumber wlil dlsplaci
the Ice man.
To the Anderson Daily Mail: "In it
time to pul ein on?"
In "fashion, mj society "hi pa are no
longer stylish; we never did care lor
"fashionable society" anyhow.
A press dspatch says; "Due .Vest i>
on a boom:" Parks station should feel
t'nion county is soon to vole on the
"Dispensary" or "No Dispensary".
Let the people rule: if they want booz<
let 'em have it. We say the same
about I.aureus; hut we are endeavor-I
im- to persuade them not to want it.
I (lit ITIK CITY'S GOOD.
Methodist ministers are about tin'
kindest-hearted people on earth: they
will speak no evil of us or our town.
When they come in November if they
are not favorably impressed with the
city of Laurens they will go back 10
their homes with very little if any
thing to say about their \isit to this
place. Bui that Is exactly what v><
people here do not want.
During the week beginning with
November the twenty-fourth, there
will be just about lf?0 critics in i!
city, on the strei t.-, in our places ol
business, and in the home. The ?
critics hail from every village, hamlet,
town and city in the State: the} will
receive some kind of Impression due
Iiik that week s stay in Laurens. 11 "s
up to the people here to determine tin
nature of tha: Impression. As slat d
these critics will be in OUl horn our
streets and in our places Of business.
Now regarding what should be dorn
In the homes to create a fine impl'i
sion we have nothing to nay; tin
families In Laurens are the lies' regu
lated, most orderly, with the b< hi he
haved children in the State no ? r
tion about that: the home Impression;
Will he excellent.
As a matter of course, these Visitll
ministers will during the off hours
visit our places of business. Ii
should be a source of pleasure for the
business men of the city to show til
visitors about the town, conduct them
in an inspection of our various ent< r
prises, to the cotton mills, through the
flue hank buildings, to the new school
structure, etc. And of course all these
ministers should be oscortod on a
visit to the dlspeusaryi the pride ?>i
Laurens county, Why not? Won't
the people of Laurens county running
that business, open ami straight?
church members and all? Then
they should not be ashamed of their
Handiwork. We own ami control
that shop around (he corner, where
the side of whiskey is carried Oil in :?
decent and orderlj manner; ii I
then let us exhibit our cntorprli o to
the visitors that come to us.
Hut the main object of this mention
is to urge our people to do their ut
most in making the city's appearance
benutlful for the inspection of mir
critics. Thoro arc old fences all
ovor it"- city Unit should he repaired
and painted or torn ?Iowa; there are
numbers of smnll unsightly buildings
that detract very much from the ex
cellent appenroncos that should be
ours. Lei every property holder take
nrldo la the goneral exhibition next
inoutli. i>i> you believe in advertis
ing? Well, a very oxcollent oppor
tunity presents Itself next month.
,'?"?.r the city's good, lol the people net
busy. In BOtne Of the larger cities
they have what is called a "cleanlng
U|) day.-' What does the civic league
say about one for Laurens?
Another matter. The county is
busily engaged in the pressing neces
sity of r, pairing the bridges and roads
so disastrously dealt with by the re
cent Hoods. Hence it is altogether
unlikely that anything will be done
with tin' court hou.se grounds before
the conf r ace meets. Why not plow
ii up sow oats or Clover? This.
!i\ N'ovcmb r will present a much
better nppcurance than the present
She i :'>? Good Things.
i his. KS. Smith. Of West
r iiKiin Slalue, says: "I like good
things and have adopted Dr. King's
LI ? Pills as our family laxllivi
im dlcliu because they are good and
do tlieir worl< without making n fuss
about i' Tliese painless purifiers
sold at Laurens Drug Co., and Pal
metto Drugstores. 25 cents.
Baptist Meet With Princeton Church.
(Continued from page FIve.l
icboob and ?j*i'^? ? a number discussed
tho ? abject. "Homo Missions" was the
tubjeet of an Interesting report i>y
Itov. c. L. KoWler, followed by a re
port on foreign missions which was
rend i?y itov. w. i>. Hnmmett. After
ionic miscellaneous matters were dis
posed of ti-' association joined in sing
ing the parting Hymn: "God be With
Von Till We Meet Agnin." The clos
ing prayer was offered by C. B. Hobo
and the association adjourned to meet
on Tuesday before the first Sunday in
October, 1900. at Mount Pleasant
church, Waterloo tow nship.
Thus ended ono of the most delight
doilH in the history of the assocln
i Mon. The weather was ideal. The
1 <> dtalitj ol the Princeton people wn<
I i to mid unbounded and never BUT
! wsscd. The spirit was that of unity.
. love and sweetest fellowship: and now
j >s we eat sr 11?- - new association year.
,ve must undertake greater things for
Hod end expect greater blessings from
illr father, To him be all honor and
Urethren Tliayer, Fowler. Brock and
Suiter are all new ministers of the
association, also Ceo. M. Sexton, the
honored pastor of Princeton church.
They all made good ami lasting im
K. C. Watson.
I h'lj ^ear- a Blacksmith.
Samuel P. Worley of llixburg. \'a..
has lieen shoeing horses for more
llilill lifty years. He says: "Chain
' crnlin's I'ain Uidm has given nie
r, ai relief from lame back and
rheumatism. It is the best liniment
i ever used." For sale by Laurens
Drug Coin pa ay.
: iiitImui Comicted of .Manslaughter,
(Continued from pane Five.)
lie v^as under the Influence of medi
cine, Tills was an hour or more after
Hie witness had arrived at midnight,
lie was sinking then. Judge Memmin
l',er ruled that the testimony was not
admissible and the jury was then
The Stale closed its case at 12:50
?. in ; ml Mr. Garrison was the first
.vJtnoss to be put up by the defense.
Defendant on the Stand?
Mr. i. Henry Garrison, sworn, testI
lled that he was the defendant age .",7.
? ?? father of Miss Mary Garrison. Had
one lo Hie station on the afternoon of
July Hist, a distance of about a half a
tllie i.t shoes for mule, and had
i. ?en naked by Miss Mary to meet
iud bring oiii Mr. Williamson. Saw
Williamson when he got off train,
bought be was a little dazed from
idlitg: but did no' approach him at
in-." as some one called him; IntOt
passed him in (.he postoflice told him
lo wait a minute for the mail then
?hey would :;<> holm-: had not Up to
this time noticed that he was IntOXi
I a*' >l Did notice later when he went
oiii in the buggy, drove home and
' irked Iti Held until sundown; at sup
per with Williamson, who appeared to
still Intoxicated but did not say
anything out of tho way. After his
1 'rival at Cray Court at three o'cloc k
Up to !h" lime he was shot at about
? leven o'cloc k The defense in a mil- !
shell was around (his point: that
yoiihg Williamson was under the lu
ll nee of whiskey, and acted In such
a mat.?? to warrant the girl's father
in d fending ber,
vftor tin 'oupie went into the par
lor lie w. id up stairs ami sat in the
window directly above the parlor; was
:i- -? t? lolls of Williamson in his tlien
condition, Al about ten be went to
the room up stairs ami stayed until
aearly II o'clock, beard a scraping
noli 0, a: a c hair dragged across the
room: woiil down stairs, half way
dow ii he ard bis daughter sa> : "I'lease
rlon'i " heard it again as he reached the
bottom ol the stairs, ami thought of
his gun hi (he passage way just out
side; KUIV Williamson with his arms
el.out daughter and saw him pull her
down ac runs his lap; thrusting (he
? in in the window I hollered "inovo,"
for he i'iil not want to shoot (he man
in the back; whereupon Miss Mary got
up and ran and Williamson exclaimed:
"Mr. Garrison, Mr. Garrison," shot
was fired almost immediately after
GarrlSOIl hollered "move." After be
lnj; shot Williamson said: "I intended
to marry your daughter, and you have
killed me," to which Garrison replied:
"Maybo you did ami maybo you
I didn't." Williamson asked not to 1)?'
' shot again and Garrison said ho
I wouldn't and upon roquosl of d< ceased
i wont for Dr. RodRers. Mr. Nelson
I In the cross examination asked Mr.
Garrison why he did not go directly
' into the parlor from the hall way
I instead of sneaking around on tee
I outside and spying on his own daugh
ter, to which Mr. Garrison replied that
he did not want to give them warning
that if there was anything wrong he
: wanted to know it. Asked why he shot
i the deceased, he said: "because 1
I thought he was trying to take Improp
er advantage of my daughter." Mr.
Nelson had defendant admit that Wll
; lhunson was not doing anything* at
the time he was shot, only trying.
On question from Mr. Nelson. Mr.
Garrison stated for his reason for
bringing Williamson home with him
in a drunken condition was that he
I wanted to net hint away from where
i the neighbors would see him, as there
was already talk about the young maTi
being drunk. A number Of witnesses
testified to the fact thai Williamson
was Intoxicated on the afternoon of
the 31st, none however, that he took
.Mrs. .1. II. Garrison's Testimony.
Besides numerous witnesses who
testified as to seeing Mr. William
son on the afternoon on July 31st,
1908. and that he was in an intoxicated
condition, the defense put up Mrs.
Garrison, wile of the defendant and
tin' defendant, I. H. Garrison. Mrs.
Garrison heard the dying statement
of Williamson, went to the parlor
when she heard the shot. After
leaving the porch she went to her
room, retired, tint she did not know
whether or not sh?? had been asleep;
heard Mary s voice in the parlor, di
rectly under her bedroom, heard
enough to know that Mary had no blis
ness in there, so cot up to go down
and call her out. Did not know where
Mr. Garrison was. had left him down
stairs. .lust had got into the back
hall when she heard the shot.
Messrs. I.. C. Dorroh. .1. N. Leak. .1.
Ross Dorroh. P. D. Holt and T. W.
Wynn all testified as to seeing Wil
liamson on the afternoon of July :<lst
ami that he impressed them as belli**
under the influence of liquor. Mr. W.
p.. Blithe the undertaker identified the
(doilies worn by Williamson.
On reply the prosecution put up
Mr. T. W. Wynn. the livery-man at
Cray Court, who met Mr. Williamson,
reaching him before Mr. Garrison did.
Mr. Wynn stated that he saw Miss
Garrison and Mr. Williamson out
walking at about sundown, saw them
stop ami apparently talk to some
neighbors: Williamson looked .sober
at that time. lie was forty or fifty
feet from them.
Mayor John T. Roddey, of Rock Hill.
was put up and testified that In- had
known young Williamson nearly all
his life: lie was about to testify as to
his general character and reputation
for sobriety but the ? testimony was
ruled oiu on tin- grounds that tin
general character of the deceased had
not been assailed.
The State had a number of charac
ter witnesses here, among them Mayor
lohn T Roddey of Rock Hill, to t ?stlf**
to the good character of the deceased,
but because the defense diil not assail
his general good character that testi
mony was not taken.
When the testimony had been laki a.
the counsel addressed the jury, fast
Mr. I?. II. Nelson for the State. Iiis
position on the matter was that Wil
liamson was the future husband of
Garrison's daughter, and at the time
he met his death was doing no more
than exercising the rights of a fiance,
thai the defendant had acted too hasti
ly and that the law did not-excuse the
act: oven if Williamson was seeking
to take advantage of Miss Garrison,
the killing would be manslaughter.
Mr. Richey, for the defense followed
Mr. Nelson and made a strong plea for
the defendant on the ground that he
was protecting his home and fireside.
Mr. Peatherstone next addressed the
jury in behalf of Garrison and made
one of the strongest speeches ever
heard in l.aurens; and the same may
be said of Solicitor Cooper's address
to tin- jury. The contention was
that Mr. Garrison had the rlghl to
shoot down the deceased, under the
higher law; while the prosecution held
that (farrisoi; had no legal right to
take the law into his hands ami
avenge a wrong, even if Wl'Otlg bad
.Indue Mouitllingcr's Charge.
Court adjourned until after supper
upon the completion of the argument'*
reconvening at 8 o'clock when .fudge
Memmlnger delivered a brief charge,
lasting fifteen minutes. Hp defined
? murder and manslaughter, saying thai
la man had the rlghl to use foTco or
j violence to prevent an nssnuli upon a
female member of his household, hill
if less violence than shooting wore
sufficient to prevent the assault, the
man would not be excusable for the
act, although the crime might thorobj
be reduced from murder to tnnil
slaughter. He said that for the ca
resses of a lover with the consent of
the female member, the father, brother
or guardian would not be Justified in
resenting them, unless appearances
wore certain Indication that an assault
was about to be committed. JlldgO
Memmlnger gave the jury the law of
South Carolina, saving that there was
no other law. no higher, and no ? un
All night long the jury stayed in the
loom unable to reach an agreement.
At 12 o'clock .Indue Memuiinger re
tired .'?ml the jury was locked up until
the re-convening of court Prldfty
morning, when at 0:30 ?i- foreman
announced that an agr ai ul had aol
been reached. .Midi;?* Mcmniiu ? i
then re-charged them, urging th< i
cessity Of O verdict and h jing that
thoy had no right to Bhlft tho respon
Bibillty of this case upon another Jury
lie again went ovi r the points of law
Involved. By boiuo it is held ihnl
this aecond charge all but Instru ? I
tho Jury to bring'In a \ ? lei of guilty
of manslaughter, and !, ;s likely thai
upon such ground will b< partly based
the appeal to the Supremo Court. Tlio
jury again retired and ul n o'clock
rendered the verdict already named
it is said that on the first ballot Th?rs
day night there were some vuten for
murder, two for acquittal, and the
others for manslaughter. ;> s onu
that the two for acquittal held on! to
the last, finally agreeing on Me :oit>
promise of a recommendation to
\ pneal to be Mufti .
Counsel for defendant unuoui
after the verdict that u motion for
new trial would he made: n : ?? In .
day such a motion was mnd ? ud t
fused. Then the defendant rceel cd
his sentence. Application rbr ball
wats made at 0:1,1 pending tin appeal
to the Supreme Court, which wa
granted in tho sum of $.1, 00 tb<
amount fixed by Judge Watts,
hearing in the Supreme Court will
come up either in January or Mi y.
meanwhile Mr. Garrison Is out on
a number of friends nu*d relative?
of the deceased were here throughout
the trial. They were:
John It. Logan, ex-sh riff of York;
W. s. Ityers. .las. Reed. Oscar Moore
and Claude Moore. Speigl i Adams.
Jesse and George Moore, the R< ,\v,
K. Hall, im and .lack Beyers. Jas.
Bookout, .1, B. Gleim und Harry r.
Crier of Statesvile, X. C, i utyor and
lawyer, a cousin: the father of the
deceased, ?'. L. Williamson, and Roy.
Nell and Glonn Williamson, of Betli
<la. and W. F. and A. R. Williamson
of Augusta, brothers of the do :< . si d.
Tor ( happed Skill.
Chapped shin whether on hands or
face may be cured In one niu'.it by
applying Chamberlain's Salve. It
is also uncquah d for sore niup
burns and scalds. For sale by the
Laurens Drug Company.
Wednesday, October 7th
On the Bridge at Midnight.
Thursday, October 8th
"Uncle Josh Jenkins."
Saturday, October loth
The Devil's Orchestra.
Monday, October 12th
Coburn's Minsi reis.
Friday, October 16th
See our line of solid oak, b autifully
fiuislied Chiffoniers with I'lvnoh pi
mirrors, at money saving*
s. M. & B. ii. Wllkes & ? o.
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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
. . , ? ? HH1 ***************
iVclnestltiy. at her home on North
11;, istreet, Miss Lint Jones was
i.,, ,. . her accustomed delightful
mntim ;?? ill" young ladies of the
.<,, club. The feature of the
afternoon's pleasure was a peanut
stringing '.oiliest; the score cards
were dainty devices ia the shape of
peanuts ami were given as souvenirs
10 occasion. In addition to the
? t?nth s of the club there were pres
i i: Misses (Jttssle Bessie and Court
j, \ Wans of Cheraw; Aurella Vance
0 Clinton;.Martha Westmoreland of
V enville; and Harriett Moore of
Mi ort s.
'is MarthaWestmorelandof Qreen
I , is the gtlOSl this week of Mrs.
The following invitations have been
roootvt it in Laurens:
Hi erend and Mrs. James L.Brownlee
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter,
Mr. Albert Creswell Todd,
Wednesday evening. October the
i [neteen hundred and eight.
at seven o'clock,
l-'lrsl Presbyterian Church,
I trow idee was at one lime a
in the city schools here, and
: . . nscqtience of her residence in
as, enjoys the acipiaintance and
:?! hiii oi a large circle, who will
lime her return to this city. Mr.
I |?; a lending attorney at the
Luit renn Dar. |
diss Aurel la Vance spent a few days
l?.c city, the guest of Miss Grace
Complimentary to Miss Kate Glenn
i I ' m r and Miss Mela Allen of
1 iwndesvllle, Mrs. n. H. Dial enter
i hied a few friends at a most de
tflll tea Friday evening, Misses
. 111! anil Allen are two charming
young women, both engaged in teach
in the city schools of Laurens,
Miss Allen only temporarily, in that
is teaching during the illness of
I'eatross. Miss Allen formerly
ii de l a position of the Laurens
ols a id has nuinberles friends in
Miss Glenn is the attractive
i r of ex-Senntor .1. Lyles Glenn
: Chester. Those who enjoyed I he
. ai .Mrs. Dial's were: Misses
( .Mot a Allen, Kate Glenn, Lall a Mae
I, ai d Mossrs. Barney L. Jones, 8.
Honey and Dupoat Guerry of Ma
Mrs. ? '. 8. Dennett was at home to
t'l, memhers of the ltu;>tist Young
's Society at her beautiful home
on N'.'esi Main street Friday evening,
itsu I. when Mrs. Menuett enter
I 1 III.'. !'? ose invited are assured of a
i delightful time, for as an enter
Mrs. Bennett has few equals,
' cxcell in musical programme was
rrl <: on;, and delicious refresh
tits were served; the evening was
ether one of the most enjoyable
oi the week;
Ml'S. Addle Dlcksoa or Anderson
nl a few days last week at the home
f her brother. Mr. W. 11. Dilkerson.
ii I.illlor Slovens or the Oroon
i ! Cl schools spent Saturday and
lldny in Laurens the guest of Mrs.
: F. Join s. Miss Stevens, it will be
n ailed, was at one (Uno a toaclier in
the l aureus schools, and bus numbers
of fi lends in the city.
rried. Sunday afternoon. October
al 5:00 o'clock, at the homo of
C. ('. Watson, ollicinllng minister.
\li( o Lola Owings of Bnrksdale
r. Thad L. Sumerel of this city.
Mi'. \Y. J. Means ami wife of Spar
? are visiting nl the home of
s Drummond on South Mar
ia ;? s, reel.
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES.
5fi??????????????$???? ^^^^^^^^^ ?*?
FOR SALE One huge heater; and
one medium sized heater. Both stoves
burn coal and arc in good condition.
Will sell cheap. Apply, to this ofllcc.
COAL KOR SAl-f? See mo for best
Jellico Coal. Riiccs right. !:. Coko
Gray, Laurens,ph ('. 7-4t
FOUND A Vhikf's red bearskin
cloak. For infonuation call at this of
fice. V P-2t
Biggest Bargain of the Season
Automobile Cheap lor quick sale
An $850 twelve horse power, two seat
Runabout, one cylit/der. with lop and
lamps complete, /list rebuilt and
repainted. .lust Alke new : ml good
as new. Guaranteed to climb tiny
hill in South Carolina or go through
any sand bed. Owner '.a; two <?';?.;.
needs only one. j Will sell quick for
$::7">. Will do |ho work of a si.:.no
car. Will take part cash, and bal
ance in trade. / What have you to
offer? Write quick, I' j'ou are from
.Missouri, come boo for yourself. Its
the biggest bargain ever offered in a
runabout, a demonstration for the
asking. Address. .11."..i It. William.:.
Greenville, s. c.
FOUND AND TAKEN UP One
black horse mule. Owner will please
call for same and pay expense of keep
ing and cost of advertisement.
('. 1). UARKSDALE
n>-lt. Laurens, s. c.
FOR SALE?Good family mare,
works anywhere, good saddle gait.
First check* for $75.00 pels her
M. L. COPELAND.
Have you bought that healing stove
vet? If not. be sure to see our line in
different sizes for coal or wood.
s. M, ,\- 10. II. Wllkea & Co.
One-third more heat ^
from one-third less coal.
Cole's Hot Blast Stoves X
[Avq different and where the y an- dilYctc
they are better. Buy a Cole's and yotl w
get a stove of remarkable fuel economy and
and wonderful heating ability. You cannot
afford to miss the savings or the- coinfoft. In
vestigate. Come here and let US show you.
A Hat Full of Coal Cost
One Cent. Lasts Over
CLINTON, SOUTH CAROLINA