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FIDELITY TO DUTY.
Honored With Token of
Esteem for Heroic Act.
HERO FUND IS DIVIDED.
.Mortgage ou Mrs. Stone's Cottage
Cancelled ami Presented to Her
by the Committee.
At 1- o'clock Saturday morning III
the Mayor's office was enacted a very '
Impressive and touching scene. It
was the occasion selected by the com
mittee in charge to present Private
W. Frank Walker of the Laurens po
lice force with a token of the esteem
and affection for his fidelity to duty on
the night of January 28, in the deadly
conflict when Private McDufllc stone
was shot to death by an unknown
yeggniaii, who was in turn killed by
Private Walker when the latter came
to the rescue.
The committee in charge of tho
funds, acting upon the suggestion of
Mr. Jos. .Norwood of Columbia, who
inaugurated the fund in the State,
purchased a handsome solid gold
watch and Chain, with this inscription:
??Presented to Private W. F. Walker
by the citizens of South Carolina for
fidelity to duty. Laurena, S, C, Janu
ary, 1909." In addition to the watch
and chain .Mr. Walker was given a
[ purse of $210.
in the Mayors office were gathered
a number of representative citizens
who had been notified of the event, the
nature of which, however, was un
known to Mr. Walker. Dr. Ii. K.
Aiken introduced Rev. W. E, Thayer
of the First ilaptist church, who made
the presentation speech in a most
pleasing and appropriate way. Mr.
Walker responded, expressing his
heartfelt thanks for the beautiful to
ken and for the esteem for which it
stood. It was touching when Mr.
Walker referred to his friend Stone.
It is recalled that on the night of the
tragedy Stone called to Walker, and
this morning .Mr. Walker said that
while he was happy in receiving the
token of esteem given him by his fol
low citizens, it was an occasion of sad
ness for him. For. as In; expressed
it, "I can hear my partner calling to
me so often."
For the benefit of the people of tho
State some figures are here given as
to the amount of the fund raised and
the disposition of it. The total
amount was $1,297.35, of which $1,022.
35 was expended III clearing the house
and lot belonging to Mrs. Stone of (be
mortgage held by the building and
I ..-n association. It may he stated
that it was just last summer that Mr.
Stone purchased a lot on Darlington
street and with the assistance of the
loan association built a neat little
home.* This is now clear of debt and
belongs to Mr. Stone's widow. The
papers were given her Friday. And
in this connection Mrs. Stone requests
The Advertiser to thank the people of
South Carolina for the gift, She is
dcoply appreciative of the kindness
4 and sympathy which prompted tho
deed. Of the remaining funds. $05
was expended in purchasing the watch
and chain for Mr. Walker, iliis leaving
a balance of $2l0 cash, which was on
Saturday morning presented to Mr.
Walker with tho watch a.id chain.
The funds received from The State
amounted to $082.00 instead of $615.00
as reported by that paper. The error
occurred In counting n chock of $11
It is the desire of all the people of
Laufens, together with Mrs. Stone and
Mr. Walker, to thank all Who In any
way assisted in raising these funds.
The State. Mr. Norwood, all who col
lected subscriptions and all who gave.
Mr. r'enOicrstone at Abbeville.
lion. C. C. Feathcrstone, appointed
by Governor Ansel to preside over tho
(session of civil court at Abbeville,
spent Sunday 111 the city. Mr. Fcath
Orstone returned to Abbeville on Mon
day to begin the second week": work:
be will ill all HkellhOOd be there (be
greater part of the week.
I IMensnl IMijsle.
When you want a plcnsenl physic
rive Chamberlain's stomach ami Liver
Tablets a triil. TllOJ hit mild and
gentle in their action and alw iys pro.
duce a plonSOIll cathartic OfTeCt. Call
at Lam -ns Drug Co. for a free sample.
A IN EFFORT TO SAVE
Attorncj Mack well Will Petition to
Governor Ansel to Commute
Attorney II. S. Hlaekwell. who to
getber with Attorney \v. R. Rlchey, Jr.
was appointed to defend John Henry
Anderson in the recent general ses
sesslons court, has circulated a peti
tion in an effort to save the negro
from hanging. The petition is sign
ed by a numher of prominent people
of the city and also of Waterloo, the
scene of the murder of which Ander
son was convicted; it was presented
to Governor Ansel Tuesday.
Anderson was convicted on Wednes
day, the Huh. of murder in the first
degree, and sentenced by Judge Prince
to hang on Friday. April 23.
Attorney Hlaekwell will do all in
his power to save the negro's neck,
for which he is receiving no remuner
ation at all. Mr. Blackwell firmly
believes the neuro is crazy, or sub
ject to crazy lit.-, and will so plead
with tin- Governor. Solicitor Cooper
stated last week that with the pres
ent lights before him he would not
siun a petition for commutation to
life Imprisonment in Itie penitentiary.
However, the Solicitor desires an ex
amination of the negro by competent
physicians, and v. ill ad on their re
commendation in tue matter; for. as
he said. "I don't want a crazy man
Sncrcil Concert Monduj After Kastor.
Coder the direction of the Ladies'
Aid Society of the First Methodist
c hurch, a sacred concert will be given
in the auditorium of that church on
Monday evening. April 12th, the Mon
day after Faster Sunday, at S:30 '<?
o'clock. The program will consist
of vocal and instrumental solos,
quartettes and choruses. Miss Jes
sie Holt, of the Columbia college will
be at home and assist in the enter
tainment; with her will be Miss Mc
Mikell of Orongeburg, who possesses
a beautiful soprano voice.o and who
will give several selections. A num
ber of male and mixed Quartettes to
net her with a chorus of Mrs. Dever
eux Turner's class will also have
places on the program. No admis
sion is to be charged, but a free-will
offering will be taken.
I M()NUIW:NT FUND IN LAURhNS |
Laurens count.', should give $L'00.(in
to the fund for the erection of a mon
ument in Columbia to the women of
the Confederacy: she should not stop
with less than that amount, and if
possible ought to go beyond it. The
State of South Carolina has respond
ed heartily to a call from Laurens.
and it will ill become the honor of '
the county to fail to respond to this
call from the State.
Thus far $49.50 is the amount of
the contribution from Laurens county. ,
The donations of Dr. Alken, Mr. Davis
and Col. Simpson have been sent di
rect to the Columbia State, while the
remaining is in the hands of The
ii. k. Alken. $5.00
It. c. Davis. Clinton. 5.00
T. D. Darlington. a.00
W, I >. Ferguson. 1.00
s. I'. fittbb. i.uu
W. I". Jacobs. Clinton. i.00
S. 10. Honey. 1 b?0
I?. A. 1 >avis. I ,00
C. W. Taylor. 1 .no
It. a. Bnbb. i .uu
w. 10. Thnyor. '..no
Jno. 1''. Dolt. ! .tin
C. M. Hahh. 1 .mi
A. Shaver. 1 .00
\V. 11. Washington. 1 . mi
U. 10. Hughes. I ,00
.1. D. Watts. 1 .00
0. it. Simmons. i .00
f. m. Smith. i .<"'
S. m. Wilkes. I .mi
II V. Simpson .... ... ft.00
.1. w. Todd. i .00
I'. A. Simpson. 1 . "i?
W. A. Watts. 1 .uu
W. II. Dial. I .mi
T. I). Lake. I.oti
L. S. Fulbm. 1 .(in
Jno. I!. Dt'ookfl. 1 .(Mi
W. C. Wharton, Watet loo ,;. ?. l.nn
M. L. Copclflttd. I mi
W. L. Taylor. 1 .mi
W. 11. Andel son. I .on
.1. S. Machen. 1 .00
Miss Xina Poolo has returned (o
her home ;it Tylersvllle after a few
NVOOks' Visit in Hie city.
GRUESOME DISCOVERY AT CLINTON TUESDAY
Body of White Man, Who Was Later Identified as Will
G. Martin, Found Buried Under Cotton Seed
in Oil Company's Seed House. ?
News of a ghastly find at Clinton
Tuesday morning was received by the
Advertiser at noon yesterday. A
negro drayman in the employ of the
Clinton Oil Mill Co. while hauling
seed from the company's seed house
at the ginnery to the oil plant, found
buried beneath the cotton seed the
body of a white man. badly decom
posed. The features of the man are
past recognition, but the long straight
hair indicates that he is white. On
his person were found a ten dollar j
gold piece, ten dollars in currency,
a little silver, a pistol and a shot gun.
The seed house of the Oil mill is
located in the southern section of
the city of Clinton: it has not hcen
( leaned oiti siner last fall, some time
in Octobor, The supposition is that
the mail, a tramp possibly, went into
the house to sleep, scratched under
the seed, and while asleep the seed
fell in an avalanche and smothered
him: or. of course it is possible that
he might have frozen. Coroner llair
ston has been notified and an Inquest
will he held as soon as practicable.
There seems no possibility of ever
establishing the identity of (he man.
The negro who made the ghastly
Und states that the body was six or
seven feet under the seed.
A telephone message at six o'clock
yesterday afternoon from Clinton
states that at the coroner's Inquest,
just completed at that hour, the body
of the dead man was identified as
that of Wi 11 Q. Martin, who was until
recently night watchman at the Gold
Vllle cotton mills.
The verdict of the Inquest jury was
that the deceased was one Will (1.
Martin, and that he came to his death
by causes unknown to the jury. Mar
tin's mother. Mrs. Mattie Martin, who
now lives at the Clinton Cotton mills,
without seeing the body described ex
actly (he kind of clothing worn by
'her son when he left home, also that
! he had a Manuel on his chest, a coin
ni'OUUd his neck, and the watch that
he carried. A young man 13 row n
stated that he had met Martin some
six or seven weeks ago. as the latter
was making his way toward Clinton
from Goldville and had asked him
where he was going, receiving the
reply: "! don't know." Mr. i.lrowii
Stntttd also that .Martin showed hint
, FOino gUtl shells that ho had in his
shot gun. with tin rims etil with a
knife; and that the:,- tallied with
those found in the man's gun. A
brother of Martin identified the gun
positively, also the cxacl amount of
'money he had when he left home.
It seems that Martin was run away
from home for insulting his brother's
wife and was heavily armed, fearing
a mob attack, or possibly apprehen
sion by the county officers, who had
been notified of his conduct.
Martin was thirty-eight years of
age; he had been dead at least six
weeks when his body was found
THE PRESBYTERIAN LAYMEN.
The Convention is Invited to Meet at!
Clinton in .Mn\.
Clinton, .Mar 30.? Perhaps the most
Interesting religious gathering ever
hold in this town Is in prospect for
May, when the Presbyterian Laymen's
Convention of South Carolina will be
invited to hold its first meeting here.
A Committee Of gentlemen visited
Clinton last week and suggested that !
if Clinton wanted this convention she
would have only to invite it. Sunday i
morning a congregational meeting was '
called by the Prosbyterian congrega
tlon at the close of service and much
enthusiasm was manifested in secur
Ing this gathering. Such eminent men
as Dr. Alexander White, Bx-Governor
Glenn, the Rev. D. clay hilly, and Gov
ernor Ansel, will he among the speak
ers. A fund of four hundred dollars
was raised to meet the expenses of
the meeting, The congregation voted
to ask the other denominations to as
sist in the entertainment of the visi
tors, who will in all probability num
ber between two hundred and fifty ami ;
three hundred men.
The Baptists have raised a fund of
$10.000 to build their new church and
the materials are being piled tip. The
old church building will he torn down
and the lumber used in the new build- ]
Mrs. Dietrich, president of the State
Woman's Christian Temperance I'nion,
spoke to tho ladies here on Monday
afternoon ami ngaiu to n general con
gregation for r. feW minutes Monday
night, urging tho cause of temperance,
she was the guest of the Rev. and
Mrs. Mahnffey. The Methodist church
has supported this icmporance move
ment since its introduction into Clin
ton, and I lie Clinton branch was or
ganized and holds its meetings in the
Saliida Neuro Arrested.
Sherlfl D V. Sample of Snludn !
spent Sunday night in Laurens ami
on Moudn> carried brick one Clarence |
Uolliway, colored, who is wanted In
that con ii; on the charge of assault !
and battery with intent to kill. Slier.
Iff OwillgH had the negro arrested
near Clinton and held him for the
Xovt Plumber Ptrm Here.
Thl'OUgh Die efforts of one of Lau
rens' most public spirited citizens, a '
firm of plumbers is no'V in tin- < \'.y.
ready for business, Donk & McKcch?
nie i. iIiq ;>:?!!!??. and their licridoUftr?
lors lil'O at the Laurens hotel, for the'
present, There men are experts in,
the profes> ! ?:! and are able to do
anything in i; ? plumbing line. They
cam " fo Lumens from Camden. 1
VAltlETV OF CLINTON NEWS.
Mrs. Pearson Moves to Town. -He
movnl of Tho Prominent Families.
Mrs. J, P. Pearson ami Miss Mamie
Pearson have rented their splendid
farm to Mr. League and lie has moved
with his family to it. Mrs. Pearson
lias tented a house on North Or OS (I
street, where, she will make her home
for a While.
Clinton has had the misfortune to
lose two families recently. Mr. and
Mrs. II. Q. Adams have gone to their
home in lireVOI'd, N. C. to live. I >i.
II. ('. Wofford and family have moved
to Woodruff? where Dr. Wofford will
practice his profession. Dr. Wofford
has sold his home here to Mr. I). K,
Tl'ihblC and Mr. C. II. Stone.
Mr. Homer I.. Todd is in Greenville
in a hospital and is seriously ill it is
Little Thomas Jacobs has been
critically ill Put is now much better.
Mrs. Neville was summoned to
Greenville more than a week ago to
her daughter. Miss Julia, who con
tracted typhoid fever while visiting
relatives there. Miss Julia is re
ported to be t|illt0 ill.
The protracted union meeting clos
ed Sunday night with a sorvico in
which all the local ministers spoke.
Kadi had a definite topic. The Ucv.
Robert Adams spoke for Mr, I looten.
who was at another appointment, on
the lopie npirltttnl power, Mr. Fowler
addressed lite young men; Dr. Jacob:
spoke (o this young IndlcV! and Mr.
Mallltfio} iiddl'i ssed fathers and moth
ers. Large congregations attended
the meetings ami considerable Inter
est was lndnifcst< d.
?*is utr/oN \" uoxim sight.
Excellent Comedy.Drums at Lanrcns
( Itj Opera HotlKC, \ pril '?(Ii,
"In Arizona" Is OUC Of the most
magnificent productions on the road
This dramatic play is presented by
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Phillips and tl com
pany of good, up-to-date, high class
actors. They carry n company of
twenty-four acting performers. Tho
piny comes under the polo direction
of .1. Y. Wallace & Co.. and tl ey RUttf
nnleo it to be ?: first class show in
every respect, and f? >\ satlsfid Hull
Hi people of this City will turti OUt in
full force. The prices are right and
show by a cash guarantee and must
have a large audience to gel lltolr
Let everybody come oill to see li i
show and have n good l ea i v iailgli,
The play Is a laughabl com. ' ft'i
start to finish and I til of | nod rl? I)
acting. .Mundil: night? \prli *?t!i.
NEW SCHOOL DESKS
WILL BE INSTALLED.
Trustees of Graded School I'urehnse
Scats for eins?. Itooins and Aud
itorium of Now Building.
After receiving and considering a
number of bids, the trustees of the
Laurens Graded schools have finally
awarded the contract for furnishing
and Installing seats in the new school
building to the firm of Sheridan and
Hurt, of Greenwood, representatives
of the American Seating Company of
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As is known, the new school build
ing is Hearing completion, and for all
but the seats will he ready for oc
cupancy about April 15th, The con
tract for these modem seats does not
stipulate a special time tor delivery,
but requires that they he installed at
the earliest possible date. Hence, it
is expected that the work will be com
pleted by at least May 1st. The trus
tees have purchased the host, most
moderuly designed, Kl?gle class room
seals made by the Grand llnplds com.
pany. The order calls lor It!8 of
those desks, with 71 rears and fronts,
making a sealing capacity of about
550. Tor ihe auditorium. Ts recita
tion benches, as; (bey are called, have
been ordered; these are s feet lone,
and arranged along side each other
will make the sealing capacity of (he
auditorium about rain.
When completed, this city school
plant will be worth about $50,(100,
It is one of Ihe neatest, bosl built,
most conveniently appointed school
buildings in the Slate, and is located
on a lot ami in a part of the city (hat
could not be improved.
Has Sold (10,00(1 Worth of Stock.
special Commissioner M. L. Nash
has just completed a shipment of the
Laurens dispensary stock to the Ab
beville dispensary, and has another
order from the same board of control
Which will be III led at once. The two
orders amount to $10,000.
Mr. Power's New Position.
As will be noted in another part of
this issue. Mr. ('. A Power, formerly
county auditor, is how connected
with the Laurens Trust company of
this city US manager of the real estate
department. His other is in the Todd
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SOCIAL AND PRRS0NAL
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.Misses .Mary Todd. .loslc Sullivan
and I.alia Mae Dial, and Messrs. Vall
ey s. Gllkcrsmi and AI boil Dial at
tended the dance in Ncwhcrry hYldny
evening, Tho young men returned
Saturday, the young ladies prolong
ing their visit to Monday,
Mrs. w. II Washington delightfully
entertained the Port nightly club on
Thursday afternoon Nations Was
the game played, and after several
skillful and Interesting games had
been scored delicious strawberry ice
cream and cake were served, Mrs.
Washington was assisted in receiving
by her sister. Miss Willie .lone;;. The
pleasure of the afternoon was greatly
added to by Iho presence of n number
of out-of-town visitors, among whom
were: Mrs. Hose;, Dean of Nashville.
Tenn.. Miss Klllo Slrleklor and Miss
(?wathniey of Richmond. Mrs. J, p.
Marion and Miss Hood of Slimier. The
other guests wore: MesdumoH II K
Aiketi. M, L. Copclaild, W. II. Ander
son. IL K. Cope!.-.nil. T. I), Darlington,
U. V. .lone:;. C. I \ Itailklll. A. C. Todd.
15. L Ciardy. a. d. Gray and (', c
Keafheistone and Mlss< Willou hoyd,
Annie C,||keiHon, Willi? and Olylithin
Jones, lOmily M< id am] Lila llan.
on Thursday evening of lasi week
Mr, lind Mrs. w. II. Anderson enter
tained ;? i< v. friends in (heir hospit
able home in South Laun-ns. An
enjoyable feature of ihe evening was
Hie Klilglllg b> Mr. and Mrs, II. K.
Aikeil, Mr, and Mrs .!. II. Tongue and
Miss Annie IMchCy, The refresh
ment served Wore lee cream and cake.
l-'riday was Celebrated by Mr. and
Mrs. W. It. Itlchey, Jr., as the second
anniversary of their weddllig when
they onicr(alne.il numbor of their
relatives at dinner: only the near rela
tives were invited, but the occasion
proved qulle a happy one for all pres.
eilt, and many were the well-wh-Jiings
extended tin- ,V?Ullf< couple, Tl.
who enjoyed the evening with Mr. and
Mrs. Itlchey ? re: Mr ;:ml Mrt W It
Itlchey. Sr.. Mr mi l Mrs. Jno. |<\ Doll',
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. I.'nbb. Miss. Corrle
Mis L icv Sloliemeti, of Ulehniotid,
(V'ng Carolyn w ?'! . in K roadway
deliberates i ; won.
hold annual drill
The Winners of the four
U. S. FLAG PRESENTED.
Glff of Col. Trii3 iiluihi. In' YYhfiKi'
Honor (ho CoilipilllJ is Named.
The Speech bj Col. Crews.
The seating capacity of tho armory
was taxed to its capacity Thursday
night by Ihe unusually largo crowd
that gathered to witness the annual
competitive drill of the members of
Traynhani Guards. The wall of tho
armory were tastefully decorated for
Ihe occasion; a blending of (he Con
federate and National colors boillg the
scheine; (his work was done by Mr
Hary ICcihclbergcr of the Davls-Uuper
Proci ding the tlrllls. Col. Thomas (1
Crows, a distinguished veteran ol the
late war. in a very appropriate and
reeling address, presented the Gtiunfr
a handsome t alted States Hag. fcho
Rift of Col. ?! II. Traynhani, from
whom the coin pa uy >?< its its name.
In a lew appropriate words, Lieuten
ant Itlehey accepted 'he hat: in behalf,
of the company; as he did s.o. Captain
llabh laced the eoiiipaiiy, iiiifutiod tho
Hag and received the salute of Ihe
militia, while the peoph cl.red. (."ol.
Crews spoke in the mos; eompliiuoil ?
tary terms of the local company, con
gratulating them upon the excellent
name which they have won for thorn,
selves in the Stale, he impressed Up
Oll them the meaning of Hie. words
"duty" ami "obedience".
The drill contest was entered into
by lour squads of six each, ami as
there .are four medals lor "the four
liest drilled men in Hie company," Uu.
bosl one in each squad was selected
as a winner. The derision of tho
judges resulted as follows:
1st S<|iind, Sear gen I Gary A Kiehel
2nd Squad. Corpora* T l(e\ Simpson.
:'.rd Squad. Private Luther A. Itragg.
[Ill Squad. Corporal K?dert M.
Kichelhcrger. It inaj be of interest
lo state that this is. the second sue
coh! Ivo medal won bj Mr. It M. Klcbel
The on dais, were pinned upon tho
coat lapels of the winners by Col.
Crews. The four medals given uro
donated h,\ the following: Wllkes
Prot hers, n Terry. T I? Darlington,
ami SV II, Washington.
The judges of the contest were Capt
,1, Ailger Smyth, formerly captain of
the Pel/.er company; .Mr. It. 14. IJabb,
a graduate of Ihe Citadel; and Mr.
Tlios. i, Swygert, formerly lieiiteuaut
in the Pnloii, s c eonipauy; the
honorary judges wen . Dr. I Suhnyor,
1st Lieut. Asst Surgeon ist N. H. 8, C:
.1. N Itlehnrdsoii, 2nd Lieut Quartor
inasler and Coinmlsary, 1st N G.S.C,
M It. \\ HI.'K M \ \ I I VM<:s KOTKL.
Mr. \. 15. I!? ii: > <u Greeiiifile Kill
Take ( luirge of < linfoii Ifosfelrj
(Clinton, Mar. 21?. Mi. W. n. Work
man has leased lh< Clinton hotel t<
Mr. A .11, I ;:ir:. .,? < r-envHIa (Hid
he . Ink'- po
Mr. .Mi l Ml'S. Wpj'Uliis.ii liiivit owned,
and iiiitiiaged lh<< libt< I for the past
s ?x * it year*, and lid vi made many
warm friends nmom the inivclfm;
public. vvliO will regret tin is r .*>o
net.i. Mr. Woikman :.: s tiol iund<
any definite plans for ibe future yet.
II'' Will p: < hiihlj devote hi-; i iai^ to*
(ho rrmcrv Which In- illld Mr. I'mvlei
sivitioi ^ t ii ug;i: \(. uns'i ,ii<:ickv
\ on at: Partner luillll in Hie Toils of
Hie Liiw. lilies lioml.
('barged with a broach ol peaoo
and carrying concealed weaismx, .lohn
c. .lorry. .?: young farmer who liven
near Hie city. Wail yesterday placed
llllder a bolld of * on for hi I appear
ance ;?! (he fiex'i tortil m tin (Criminal
Court* Several jirtmilncoi citlxent
are namud as wlinegst-h foi the State
About eighteen month* ago .terry
? as |.rled in (he Laurens court on a
e.harge of mhrdiM' am! earry/tig con
cealed weapons. )'??? tvan uctmitlod
?Hi the first COllht In;' found guilty ??
the !,liter. Ppon hi Hiklnp an oath
:. open Court Cm he Wdllld never
again cari'.V ahoul his person a con
('."tiled ?veiinou, a lite of one doiln
?-rtii lilim id bv the Coin: and .ferr