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Real Estate of J. Y. Gar
MOTION TO DISSOLVE.
Carolin? Agency of the Nome, Georgia,
Life Insurance Co. Plaintiff in
This Interesting Case.
There was a hearing yesterday bo
fore Judge liydrick on a motion to dis
solve the attachment upon tho lands
of J. v. Garllngton, a warrant of at
tatchment having been issued by the
Carolina Agency upon Mr. Garling
ton'slands> in Laurens in January.
The motion to dissolve the attachment
was argued by Mr. A. C. Todd and
'??.nisei for the company was heard
n the other side, but Judge liydrick
did not announce his decision veater
lay. He indicated that he would
give tho attorneys on both sides
ipportunity to look further Into the
matter and, It they wished, submit to
him additional authorities on tho ques
tion at issue. The decision will prob
ably he announced next week.
This case is a very interesting one.
following the attat< hinent of the lands
.! the president of the Scmlnole Se
curities company to secure, as alleg
ed, amounts due the Carolina Agency
>i tiie State Mutual Life Insurance
company of Home. Ga. The complaints
in the case alleges an amount
lue of not less than $25,000. The
lands of Garllngton are a part in Lau
rens and partially in the country
round the town of Lnurens.
When the hearing to dissolve the
nttatchmeut came up before Judge liy
drick, Mr. A. C. Todd of the firm of
Dial and Todd of Laurens appeared I
tor Mr. Garllngton, and Messrs. Logan
.v Edmunds of this city for the plaintiff
Mr. Todd's contention was that tin
proceeding was purely an equitable
one and that the lands could not in
SttCh oases lie attached. lie cited
authorities to sustain this point. The
whole proceeding is one of consider
? hie technicality, as are all cast s of
The complaint made hy the Carolina
Agency company states that it is and
wo ; a duly incorporated Company,
with a capital slock of S150.000, divid
ed into 1,500 shares, with a par value
of $10 each: that John V. GarliugtOU,
treasurer and general mnumigcr of
the company, held 7,500 shares.
Among his duties was receiving and
caring for funds of plaintiff and keep
ing books ami account relating there,
to. it is alleged in the complaint
that he, acting on a resolution passed
hy the board of directors, sold and
disposed of about 5,000 s.. >,res of stock
a: $10 each, collecting about $50,000;
that in1 received for plaintiff on pre
miums on insurance policies Issued
by the state Mutual Insurance com
pany of Itome.Ga., through plaintiff,
its g. aeral agent, about $70, 000; that,
although frequently called upon by
plaintiff to account for his actions ami
doings as general inaiUUlgcr and (teas
it ?, r a.id to account to it for money
received by iiiin, less tho sum author
|/.ed to ho naii! out by him. the defen
dant hits never dom' so. hut or. tile
contrary has departed from ?!:? St nth
i (iti < ouilintcs to absent himself there
frotii for the purpose of t'efehliug and
Warrant of Attachment.
The tvfirrnhi of attachment involves
I'ndivldcd half intereni in n tract or
land, known as the W. it. Voting place.:
? :i Lhurens county, and containing!
555 acres, more' or less. This land
v ,| : ci Ibed in lack's township. Lall?
;?< ns 'Otinly. An undivided half inter
est fu a tract of land in Jacks town
ship. Laurens county, containing 500
acres, inol'o or less, known as the
Owings place; a tract of SIS! 1-!
ncres, more or less, bounded hy land i
now or formerly owned by John Y,
Garllngton, hinds known as Hank
lands, formerly of L. I'. W. His. r;
.; ;(, . ee|, portions of I'.ieSO COftofti
thicks of hand situate in Lau.vn.
Cotihly. heretofore come; et! to John
v. Garllngton by Mary Y. Garliti) dm.
hy in (' de?d ittnlor dtit? of January,
I jjoo, described a i tract of I.?0? acres,
more or I CSS, known as trek No. '1
0f jho Key ?er sttrvcy; tract No. of
,??, ,;,,,. survey, fontnlnlng 555 neriosi j
ii oi .? or less; i rncl of I .?t?JS tu res,
(< oul im cd < ii Pago Eight.)
SN HUNTER CASE.
Wash Munter Secures Stil) Order
i roiu Chief Just Ire Pope ami
will Appeal to 1. S. Court.
Monday's News and Courier con
ti.ins the following interesting dis
patch from Nowbcrry:
Chief Justice V. J. Pope lias stayed
the remittitur in the case of the state
vs G. Wash Hunter, recently aflirmed
by the Supreme Court, for thirty
days, upon petition of the defendant,
in order to give time to perfect an
appeal in the case to the supreme
Court of the United States. Hunter,
who was charged with murder in the
killing of P.!bort P. Copeland, In LnU
rena County, was tried four times in
I.aureus county, after which the venue
was changed to Greenwood where in
Pi bruary of last year he was con
victed of manslaughter and sentenced
eight years on the public work or in
the state Penitentiary. In his appeal
i'i the Supreme Court it was conten
ded, among oilier things, thai the
Constitution of the United States gave
him the right to he tried in the county
where the alleged offence was com
mitted. Other constitutional ques
tions were raised. The exceptions
wert; overruled, however, and the
case was recently aflirmed.
Hunter's attorneys went before
Chief Justice Pope upon a petition
setting forth that III their appeal the
Constitution and laws of the United
States were drawn in question. And
that petitioner was desirous of hav
ing these questions passed upon by
the Supreme Court of the United
Stall's. The petition prays that the
remittitur ho stayed to give defendant
time to perfect his appeal.
I SIM; HOY IPS MILL POWF.H.
Lines All (her the Cltj Arc Supply
ing Man) Motors.
Work en the lines constructed by the
Reedy River Power Company has been
pushed with all possible rapidity so that
now the entire city is strung with this
Company's lines furnishing power to
many small plants that use motors as
Well as to the city. As is well known,
the Reedy River Power Company has a
contract t? furnish the city's electricity
for lighting purposes and for very
small motors. In addition to this the
Company has the privilege of selling
power to parties desiring amounting to
over three horse power.
P.ramlett's shops are now equipped
with motors and all the work in that
establishment is run by electricity. Mr.
Bramlctt is much pleased with the ar
rangement. The I.aureus Steam Laun
dry is installing motors and will pur
chase power from the Reedy River Co.
Put the largest contract made is with
Watts Mills. As stated in The Adver
tiser a few weeks ago, the Watts Mills
?is building an addition; this part will
he run by the power direct from Royd's
Tili: L1KN 1, \ IV AS PASSKR.
Text ni' Hill Given Kor Information
Columbia, March tl Special: Thero
appears to be a general dosire lo get
more intimate knowledge of I ho status
<.:' the lieh law legislation. This
morning's mall brought an Inquiry for
the Act exactly as it was ratified, The
Act ? : exceedingly id'.ort tri hero given
in f?ll, it provide.:
He i: enact od by (he General Assem
bly of the Stale of South Carolina thai
Section ",(;."?!'. Volume i, Code oi Law:-,
of South Carolina, IU?U, relating to
lit ns for advances be, and the sumo Is,
ll< Ccby i epeab'd.
S eSiou 2. That ail Acts or pans
of Act -, inconsistent with this Act i>e.
and tin- same are. hereby repeated
Section This Act shall take oifooi
on the Hrst day of January, \. i>. lOio,
Provld id that all Ii ms taken before
this A< t lakes effect shall be valid,
and may bo enforced as now provided
Approvi d March I, 1000.
It u ill bO noted that tin re 1.? no
possibb occasion lo worry about the
lien law until this year has come t;>
,i complete end.
l>r. c. Puller IIurL
111 ;?:! :..:<(ing to gel out of ?he way
of a team m ar the postofUcoi Insl Fri
day, I >r. A. ( . FUlb r foil on the hard
ri menl walk and broke one rib. Ilia
many friends will he pleased, how
ever, to learn that the Doctor is get
ting along well and that no serious
results haVo followed?tho painful ac
, < ideal.
D \ II TIIK S WA NN \1I (tl\ Ell
Yt'otild Construct Grout Power Plant
Col. N. I). Dial has returned 10 tho
city from Washington, whore lie spent
somo days in an effort to got a govern
ment grant to construct a ?lata across
the Savannah river at a point eight
miles north of Augusts preparatory to
the building of a power plant at that
place. The scheme is a Georgia-Car
olina enterprise, Mr. .1. 1.. llankinson
of Augusta being associated with Mr.
Dial in the effort. Already the chart
er for the company has been issued
by the South Carolina legislature, but
tin* Savannah river being a navigable
stream national legislation for the
construction <>; a dam is necessary.
The proposed plant is to bo of large
proportions, the capital stock being
$500.000 . with privilege to Increase
to $100,000,1. it purposes gener
ating at the outset about 10,000 horse
power of electricity and will supply
towns and eith's in the vicinity.
Securing the necessary legislation
by cougress is the interesting ques
tion, owing to the position which
President Taft may or may not take
on the matter. Mr. Dial failed to get
through any measure in his recent
trip, hence the matter rests until the
special term this month.
General election Yesterday.
According to the rules of election,
the nominees tor municipal ollices
were voted on hy the people yesterday.
The \ote was small, but all those nom
inated In the Democratic primary two
weeks tlgO were elected.
MINISTERIAL UNION MEETS.
I.aureus Association of Ministers Met
According to the usual program,
the Laurens Ministerial union held
its monthly meeting in the Chamber
of Commerce rooms at II o'clock on
Monday <ii this week. Nearly nil
tho members were present and the
meeting was a success. Rev. J. M
Shell was enrolled as a new member.
A constitution and set of by-laws
were adopted as submitted by Rev. c.
F\ Ranklll, who was last mouth ap
pointed a committee of one to frame
Possibly tite most important matter
disposed of at the meeting Monday was
the agreement upon uniform hours
for church services in the city. Prom
now until the fall months, morning
worship at all the churches will begin
at 1 1 o'clock, and ev< ning services at
8 o'clock ami the prayer meeting at
s o'clock on Wednesday evening. At
the First Raptist. the men's prayer
meetings are to lie held on Sunday
aftoruoop at !!::I0 o'clock. This
schedule of hours takes effect at once
and the prayer meetings tonight will
begin at s o'clock.
A vote of thanks was extended The
Advertiser for its oiler to the min
isters to use its columns for church
service announcenu ats.
Installation Ser\ ices.
Tho Installation services of Rev, .1.
.1. I lari ell as pastor of Obi Fields
Presbyterian church, will take place
next Sabbath at eleven o'clock at old
Pichls ( Lurch. Lev. Charten F. Ran
kin of Laurens. will preside ami pro
pound ti.e constitutional questions,
and deliver the charges to the pastor
and people, and Rev. It. P. Pell, I >. D .
president of Con verso college, will
preach I he sermon. The public nre
K'tfiitill/alioti Hoar! Organizes,
The Laurens County Hoard of Equal
ization was i'0-?rftottlztd ;.' a hit rtihg
held yesterday hi life ofllco of the
COtlllty auditor, Mr. U, P, Adltil' 01
Clinton being elected OS chairman.
Vtidltor McGravy, by virtue of his of
Ihre, act as clerk to the board. The
board adopted some resolutions rela
tive to tax returns ami arranged n
schodttlo for the work of the board.
Another meeting will bo hold two
VlslfOil Hreein ille.
Rev. \v. D. Ilammctt, Messrs. C. H.
Hobo and .1. s .Hennott spent yester
day In Greenvlllo. nttonding tho .'treat
revival services being conducted In
that city by the Rev. c <>. \v. Trrtotl
S'otleo to (he >>. R.
Miss Let t ie Todd, sccrolar.v of the
Menry Laurens Cfioplcr, Daughters ol
the American n volution, requests the
members of the diopter to meet with
Mrs. W. D. ForgUSOtl net Friday after,
noon at 1 o'clock.
the 1 jiom is lech hi: kecpiAi .
Or. It II (I Mrs. Tiltt Ullis Ol" XowlMTPJ
Please I aureus V [id lent e.
Under the auspices of the gv?dod
school library association, Dr. Hoy /..
Thomas and .Mrs. Thomas of XowbclT.v
u|i|ieared Friday evening ;.t Ibo city
opera house hi iheir lecture recital.
The programme consisted <>r a
lecture by Dr. Thomas on "The Llfe
Tragcdy of Edgar Allen Poe" and a
number of vocal solos by Mrs, Thomas.
A very small audience greeted these
entertainers, and the receipts were
insuflicicut to cover the expenses.
Very seldom have die people of
I.aurt us had the opportunity of hear
ing such a IcctUI'O as the lew who
were prt sent enjoyed on Friday even
Viewed from any standpoint it was a
masterpiece; highly entertaining; In
teresting, Intense!) Instructive, it held
the atlenilo'.i of the audience through
out, delivered as it was in most pleas
ing style. Dr. Thomas is fairly
saturated with ideas about the
lite and poetry of the foremost of
American poets, thoroughly in love
with the weird beauty of these lines
penned under such trying circumstan
ces and (lowing from a mind ami
heart torn with grief and misfortunes.
His audience on Friday evening could
not hut be impressed with the argu
ments advanced in favor of the much
criticl'/.od and. by many, the much
hated poet of America; they heard
I'oe's side of it. ami Poe rose in their
favor. In his rendering of a number
of I'oe's poems. Dr Thomas was
especially line, partlculary in "The
Hells."' The writer has heard a number
of Interpretations of the wonderful
poem, lint none has equalled that of
Dr. Thomas'. "The Haven" was ex
ceedingly well interpreted, especially
the latter half of it.
.Mrs. Thomas' singing was a pleas
ing feature of the evening's entertain
ment. She had an unusually sweet
voice ami sang with excellent expres
dpa TU Ol MISS a x xik cook.
Young Woman of Cross Hill Dies at
Home of Itro(her.
Cross Hill. March V .Miss Annie
Cook died last Thursday night ami
was burled at the Haptisl cemetery
Saturday. She leaves one sister and
three brothers to mourn their loss.
.Miss Annie has been living in Green
ville; she and her shier. .Miss Sllllle,
for sometime. She came to Ct'OSf
Hill a tew weeks ago sich. She dl !
at the home of her brother. .Mr. .lohn
.Mr. Joseph T. Ligon id" Greenwood
was with relatives here Saturday.
I Miss Conic Tinsley of Hodges is
visiting a: Mr. W. T. Modden's.
Quite a number of Cross Hill people
will attend Court at I.aureus this
i;< v O. M. Hollingsworth filled his
appointment at the Presbyterian
church here Sunday. He will llnish
his studies at the seminary in April
and the chiirChes of Liberty Springs,
MOUntvlHo and Litiboll Will try to in
duce him lo accept this Work as Iheir
Mr. \v. T. Grown, nutchfiii: t. ha ids
shoo ni lirly i oiupleted and ri ady for
plant by hlttlittg in a htliuber of gliis
for the fall business.
Tv.o of dur oitifceim were dlseu'tslhu
bogs. One of flieiil had killed a 100
llOlllltler and l.e said he had rather
have two that Would weigh slot) pounds
each. The other man remarked: "I
never have seen :. slice of ham too Pie.
yet did you Willie?" addressing Iiis
son. Willie said. "No. sir."'
Mr it, F. Wade has bought a lot on
South Main street ami will blllld a
re.- Ideiice mi i?.
Ihev Missed Hare Trend
Those Who failed to Ina!1 Dr. am!
Mrs. Thomas at the opera house on
last Friday evening were the losers.
The evening's cntorttil?tncni was
probably the best thai Louroilfi has
had i'i a year's tllUOJ and to think
tlinl so fl ..? enjoyed it ! The WOt'd
"lecturo" has lt.< terrors for some
oeopl? and doubtless is justified in
tionio Inrtnucesi but Dr. Thorn n
lecture Wrtli an Intellectual treat and
should have hi en heard by every per
son in the city! they could have lonril
? d solle i.liins.
J. P, Dil LARD DIED
Kitvv I nn" llliios Prominent Citizen
of < Union Pusses Vwaj Mas a
Distinguished \ derail.
Clinton, March 8. Mr. .!. P. Dillnrd
died at his home here about 7 o' clock
on Sunday morning, and was buried in
the Presbyterian Cemetery this after
noon at I o'clock, lie had been ill lor
several weeks, ami for a week before
his death it was evident that his re
covery was improbable.
Fora number of years Mr Dillard
was a prosperous and successful farmer,
living in the Tylcrsvillo section of
Laurens County. About three years ago
he gave up the active management of
his plantations and brought Ins family
to Clinton to live, lie is survived by
his wife, who was Miss Irene Hyrd,
and by three sons ami four daughters.
All of these children are unmarried and
living at home, except Mr .lohn Dillard
of Agusta. tic, who las been at his
father's bedside tor several days. The
other sons nre Mr Khnorc Dillnrd, the
agent or t he Southern Express < lompany
at this place, ami Mr I.. B. Dillnrd. a
member of the llrm of Dillnrd & Bo
land. The daughters are Misses l.ila,
Mary, Jessie and Irene Dillard. Mr.
Dillard was a brother-in-law of the Rev.
W. P. Jacobs, who assisted the Rev.
B. 1*. Reid, of Keidsville, in conducting
the funeral. Mrs Dillard is a sister of
the Rev Dr S. C. Byrd, of Greenville.
The funeral service was a very simple
one ('amp R, S. Owens, U. C. V., of
which Mr Dillard was a member, at
tended in a body. Many lovely Moral
tributes attested the interest of the
Mil. IM l IT. H AT ItABCN CRKKK.
Talked tin Hie I.in men's .Missionar)
Rabtlli, March s. Rev. 13. ('. Watson,
our pastor, not being aide to till his
place Sunday sent Mr. C. II. Roper of
Laurens, who made a very strong and
interesting talk on the Laymen's Mis
sionary Movement, taking lor Ins
gtiide tlie fourteenth and II ft ecu tit
verses of the tenth chapter of Ro
mans. The service was much enjoy
ed hy all who wer? present. Quito a
number oi the Laurens people attend
cd the service Sunday morning. They
wore Messrs, L. II Hope,, Robert
Roper, Gtis Mahaffcy, .1. \. Armstrong
ailtl daughter, Miss Nannie Kate.
Mr. t'lyde Godfrey, Who b touching
at (.'entervlile, ,is!tcd ius parents Sat
urday and Sunday.
Mr.-. Victor Btibh of Fountain Inn,
spoilt Sunday with her parents, Mi.
and Mrs. Lc\\ is Mahaffcy.
Miss Mae Willis of Gray Court was
the fliest Of Miss Collie Maholl Sill
urday night and Sunday.
Mr. Will foicmaii of Woodruff was
visiting in Itabuii community Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Benson of Woodrufl
sp< nt Thursday and Friday with their
son. Dr. J. w. Benson.
Mr. C. A. Habb and wife were visit
ihr in the community Sunday.
Mr. ai d MiS, K. V Hipp and little
son. Gray, visited friends and relatives
last u i ek i.i Ah Hint \ lilC,
Mr. \V. D. Mfihoil |-aid a vi i' to Hie
Killcrlahimcat al tlak Grate,
Special Sermon Bj Mr. Tint ?er.
a powerful sermon and was h
i;ii unmu.-.illy large (UldlCUOC.
SPRING m ?F
Jud(je Prince Delivers Very
TRUE BILLS H> l"URNED.
N'cgro Convicted oi' trsott und Young
\\ litt?' Man Cuilt.v uf l.itlccnv
l'lusoii Case Tomorrow.
Tin' spring (ci in ol Court of Ccnernl
Sessions ror Lau reim county convened
on Monday morning. Judge I'rluco of
Anderson presiding. The Court was
confronted wit Ii n honv.v docket, and
a iiuiubor of bills worn bunded cut by
Judge I'rlnee delivered a strong;
charge (it iIn* grand Jury, dealing both
witli their general ami speellie duties,
lie einpbasi/.ed the oath which the
Jurors had (alien, and the solemn duty
which rested upon them lo observe
that oalh in every plirlieular. In his
remarks as lo Iheir dut.\ lo Invesll
(?iito the county unices and till the
public alfairs of the couniy, and to
look nflor the welfare ol the county
generally, he look up the subject ol'
education, strongly urging the need
oi bettor schools and bettor teachers.
The average South Carolinian, he said,
;,aU" less attention to I he selection to
the selection of a teacher lo train Iiis
children than to I he selection of a
man to hiiild his house. And yet the
teacher dealt with child life at a lime
when the character ol the child was
soft and plastic, and every touch en
dured ihrough tine' ami eternity.
,\lcil who had no aptitude lor (he
management of schools were inn often
selected as trustees, and mere novices
employed as teachers.
The following (rue bills were return,
cd by the grand jury on Monday:
Slate vs. Cot bra ii I'lnson, murder;
SlalO vh Nat Williams, murder; state
vs. Will (loodiiian, murder; Slate vs.
h'owlor .1 Itragg, violation dispensary
law: Stale vs. Will MoColloUgh, as
sauli w it ii Intent in ravish
The trial of Cot lira ii i'insoh was
tlx od for Th?r, day morning at :>::;?>
< )n Tue: day i rue hill: .voro re( itrned
in the following cases: State VS. Shaw
Milam, assault and hall? l\\ Willi intent
to kill: Stale vs. (;rill I'l rks, mil dor.
State vs. AI her I Dulicuii, null with
intent to ravish; Stati vs. Albert Itiley
lioitsehreaking ami larceny; Stale vs
Joe Iterry. assault and hail cry with
Intent to kill.
Oil Monday lack l.i >ul . colored, was
placed on trial tdiarged willi arson,
the alleged offense hi in; selling lire
to a liegl'O cabin on M '. .Monroe s place
in August of last year. The house
caught but did not burn. Leak was
convicted with recommendation to
mercy. Mis attorneys, Messrs. '"an
mm &? lilackwoll, guvi notice of ino
t ion lor tew t ein I
?ii Tuesday mtiriiIng !>?..? ;i KYnd>\
white, was fried oil ih< charge of
stealing a gold v\. i ii bbok
eaSO ill the olhl i i ? . ... ? Cooper
K- lilihh on .'ui.. . > ! :i r. Tbb
Ian- liy . ; (| was Si ii
colon d. We. t i'lt d ort
?muH Mid battery with
i ? o, John Cililinndi
boil! wav conv Icjod
i hi) i. and aggravated
? i; ?
The time lliiilt for
w'thoul jKrtnlty, i
to Marth l.'.th. hv t!