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I TO REWARD LAUREN'S OFFICERS |
1'eople usually roeogni/.o the \ul .,
of bravery wherever displayed. The
valor ot the LauroiiH polleu officers
has been a matter of comment in sev
eral quarters of the State. Amoim
the public recognitions are the fol
Mr. Joseph Norwood.
To the Editor of The State:
"1 bog to hand you herewith in:,
check for $? to start a fund for the
purpose described below and ask your
earnest cooperation in soliciting the
interest of law abiding citizens
throughout the stale of South Caro
lina in raising this fund to not less
than $1.000, preferably $10.000.
"1 want to see the service of two
officers of the law who brought to the
ground the yeggnian at Lnurens night
before last recognized in a substan
tial manner and recommend thai a
fund be raised to award the one who
shot the burglar n handsome gold
medal and the family of the one who
lost his life as liberal a purse as the
fund will permit, say. by March 1.
"The < lass of criminals, of which
Hu? doud yeggmau is a sample, is tin
most desperate of any with which h
country is nfllictcd, and none but the
most fearless officers ever capture
them. I. therefore, submit that when
one is taken, dead or alive, the olllcer
performing the feat should be more
liberally rewarded than by his mere
"A step of this kind if joined in by
a large number of contributors will
have the two-fold effect? first, of en
couraging brave and earnest Borvloo
on the part of our officers of the law.
and, second, of showing the criminal
class that there is a public sentiment
in South Carolina ready to spend
money and blood ns liberally as need
be to protect itself from crime.
"Columbia, s. c. Jan. 29, 1909."
The Spnrtailbnrg Herald.
The State says:
Mr. Joseph Norwood has sent The
State a check for as the nest egg
of a fund which lie wishes to see
raised to reward the fidelity ate!
courage of tin- officer who shot ami
killed the Laurens yeggnian, and ol
tho family of the other officer who
hist his life in the same encounter
with this murderous criminal. Mr.
Norwood thinks that a proper ex
pression of the public appreciation of
ibis sort would serve the twofold
purpose of "encouraging bravo ami
earnest service on the part of our
Officers of the law'- and would, be
sides, serve as an expression Of South
Carolina's regards of the law and its
determination through its officers to
run down criminals and crime.
"Which prompts us to say that
many expressions in accord with the
sentiments expressed by Mr. Norwood
have been heard on the streets of
Spartanburg since the shocking trag
edy at Lnurens. There are persons
in Spartanburg who we believe will
be glad to follow bis example and
make contributions to the fund he
has started. Those desiring to do
.-.<> may forward their donations to
The Herald, ami we will in turn send
them to The State to be added to this
"The incident is one that brings
out strikingly the demand Hint may
at any time bo mad" upon the officers
of the law. and clearly defines the
courage that these men, almost in
variably display when brought face
tti lace with a situation that means
public expression of appreciation of
the COndUCl of these LuUl'OUS oilieers."
Tlte Vdverllscr Kditor.
'I (. the KdltOr of The State:
"Please allow . in behalf of tie.
clti/.eilS of I.miens to thank Tin
Stale for Its cooperation in the mat.
lor of raising a fund to reward the
bravery and excellent work of the
two policemen ol this city* and 01 the
sann- time to express our gratitude
to Mr, Jos. Not wood of Columbia foi
starting the fund witli bis substantial
contribution. Laurciia appreciates
the cooperation of friends from every
port. Of the Slide, ami it is hoped that
many will be the offerings sent to
The State for the fund. Here in the
City a flllld has already been started
and will be added to each day bv^ the
local people: if nn> of our neighbors
from elsewhere in the Stale wish to
Solid their contributions direct, ties
will be gladly recolvod. Wo hope
The Stale will allow IIS SpOCO in its
columns to publish the full list of
"Ah to the worthiness of the cause
Hn-re can be no question. Officers
Stone and Walker, through vigilance
and devotion to duty. ImVO bfOUglU
to justice yes. a llmil justice?a des
perate character. The face of the
.had man is indicative of Iiis nature.
Officer Stone fohrght for dear life in
ih,> pitchy dark of the railroad yards,
and even when shot to bis death
clung to the desperado until assist*
nneo arrived. Patrolman Walker.
when blinded by the BhOl of a pistol
in bis face, BliOWetl his nerve ami
tonrftgi ft* critical moment The
acts of both thcso oillcers will novel'
l)o forgot hero in Laurents.
"With Mr. Norwood, i think that
Kootl results will attend the commem
oration of their valorj we will not
snly tie rewarding brave deeds, but
'?< the i ante thin he creul lit-? nml
spreading a sentiment thai > un only
Yi suit ia good.
"May the fund grow,
"S. ?. Honey.
"Laurens, S. C."
Citizens of Clinton.
Citizens .>f Clinton, through T. J.
Copeland. have contributed $25.00 to
Mr. A. C. Jones of Nowborry lias
sent ThcSUilc a conlrlbuliou of $5.00.
< itizciis of .MullIllS.
'To the lOdllor of The State:
"I enclose $0.00 contributed b.v a
few of the citizens of Mullins through
the activity of Mr. SV. Pltzhugh Nor
ton, to be forwarded through The
Stale to iho widow Stone, not as an
act of charity, but to show their sym
pathy for hor and respect tor a man
who died doing ids duly.
"Contributors: U, \v. Uollowuy, NV.
W. Jones. Henry ColemaUi \V. H.
Sawyer, Willie lliiek. Dock Gerald
t< olotvdt. K M hnyd, .\. M Lewis
Poster Jones, Sam Utuahundra, R. ?.
('lardy Lacey Slackhousc. Charlie
Joyco, \V. .v. Prink, lildw, Qasfuo, L.
I.. Roger.;, I). Oa?y Smith. Jr.. J. ?.
Rasor. W. G. Newton, W. Pitzhugh
"More will he collected ami sent in
Inter. Karle C. Pago.
"Florence, February I."
Dr. II. K. tlken.
To tin> Editor of The stai?--.
i heartily endoi . the suggestion of
Jos. Norwood in today's issue thai a
fund ho raised for the widow and
little children of Policeman Stone und
>oni<- testimonial for Olllcor Walker.
Enclosed Dud my check for $.">. stone
died in the discharge of his duty and
v. Uli ins face io the toe. like the brave
man that 1m- was. He gave up Iiis
lifo for the protection of the lives
.mil property of inn. only 11?? - citizens
if this city, but of other communities
,-is well. Hi' could have allowed this
unknown hut clangorous man lo
:ateh that night freight and wc would
iiavo been rid of him for the lime,
but whal of other communities In
I know stone well. lie never
touched liquor nor indulged In pro
faulty, hut his word was sis good as
it goverim nl bond for tit*' perform'
niici' of any task he had undertaken.
Last year he built a modest cottage
for his family and was paying far it
through :i building and loan associa
tion out of his modest monthly salary.
Thoro whs about $1.200 due on ii to
day. The clllzens of Laurens will
do their part.
Ii. K. Alken.
Laurens S. C. Jan. 1900.
VVKIIK's M.V. s AT PRINPKTOX.
Sit min \ School Siipcrinlcndenl Has
Itcsigncil Personal Maliers.
Princeton. Fob. 1st: Mr Prank L.
nrnmletl who for seven years has
been tin* faithful and efficient super
Inlolldcnl of lite Dapllst Sunday
school lias resigned. "It will be
hard lo llnd another wii<> can lake
his place." is oft? n heard spoken by
many. No one, as yet, has been
elected to succeed him. Puder Ihe
leadership of ihe assistant suporint
oudeni?Jno. M. Woods. I he Sunday
School eontlnitep to move rorwnrd
and now liumhei?- about littv as the
average attendance for th<- winter
Instead of Ihe regular preaching
Her vice al Columbia Church, on last
fourtli Sunday, there was held u very
Interesting Missionary Rally. The
main feature of Ihe Rally was the
addresses* delivered by Messrs, S. L.
Watson. .). T. Anderson, .1 II. flai'ber.
mid II. s. lirdekmnn ?>)' the Student
Volunteer liaud of Puruiau Pulver
ally. There was n larae atlondanc?
nud it handsome collection taken for
11 la uudestood that the you up peo
ple, of Columbia Church arc to have
Rev. C, Lewis Fowler, of Clinton, on
TllUI'Sdav and Friday night. Feh, 2."i
and 20? lo dollvcr two of hi:; excellent
addresses. The public Is invited,
and a large congregation Is expected.
Mr. Joe Donvonport has* recently
given 0 fresh coat of paint lo his cot.
tngo, In widt h Mr. Ruff now resides
Mr. and Mrs. U. M. Sexton dined
with Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Bonn on
Miss Mantle Machen, iiflcr Spending
n fOW week:; With he. SlstOI' Mrs.
Cooper, of Laurens. lias returned
The new telephone line between
llouea Path and Princeton Is uenrlug
Mr. c. I). West had bmdneiu in Lau
rens In i Th?r: day.
Januar? Business flood.
January bulshess taken as ti whole,
was quite satisfactory In all lines of
trad" and Industrien I activity, Mer
chants are buying their Usual slock
for springt the supply men have all
the blllsnoss Ilioy want and there is
the usual demand for guano and
stock by the further The weither
condition, for Ihe month were favor
able for niUCll farm work and already
considerable preparation for the coin
ing crop bus been made Labor is
more plentiful and as a rule the out
look for the continued prosperity of
the farmer Ifl poou
TITK Auditor's OP.I'T will if opiMt
from 1110 1st day of ilamtary to tlio SiOih
iluy of Fobruary, WOO, to make returns
uf personal properly, and real estate
where any changes have b<M ?< made since
l ist return for taxation in Lattichs.
For tho convenience of lb taxpayers,
the Auditor or his Deputy will attend
lite following named places '?> r.
returns for said year, to?wil :
Stewart's Store, .lanunry fjlhh, from id
U to to *.' |> in.
Young's, January UOih, from 1" a in
to 12 in.
Pleasant Mound, January ftoih, .' p in
10 I p in.
I,nnford, Pehrutirv Id, from '.' :i in ?
< >!*o. February 2, from 2 ;? in lo I p in.
Walls Mill. February .'!, from ''? p in i"
S p to.
All male citizens between the aijos < ,
.'l and years on ihe 1st <?' .latiuar .
I'xcepl those who are incapable ol eiii-ie
lug n support rrom being ihained or ii - ?:
oilier causes, are deemed pells. Confed
erate veterans excepted.
All taxpayers Hro required t<? give
Townships and No. of*ttel.I District :
also stale wliother properly i shunt' I
in town or countrv,
After the llUtli of February, Vi pet
penalty Will he attached fol lailui'i to
C. A. Po.W'Kt!
Dec. 10. 100S- id. Auditor.
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