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AT LAST SELECTED
Memorial to the Confeder
MORE FUNDS NEEDED
Lumens County Confederate Monu
ment Will He Erected By Septem
ber- Contract Awarded.
At last the dream of the Daughters '
of the Confederacy Is about to hi- |
realized, and the heart's desire of
many of the old veterans is nbout to
be gratified. The Confederate monu- '
men I has been selected, bought, and
will he elected by September of this
year. So long have the ladies labored
und toiled and begged that the success
of tlndr plans is "almost too good to '
be tin";" but it is true all the same.
I.asi Wednesday afternoon, the com- |
inittee appointed some time ago, con
sisting of Dr. II. K. Alken, Col. 11. Y.
Simpson, Mrs. It. B. Hell. Mrs. .1. A.
Copalnnd, Mrs. J. o. C. Fleming, Mrs. j
?f. II. Teague, Mrs. Brooks Smygert
and Miss Cessio Roland met in the
chamber of commerce rooms and had
0 conf.mi nee with Mr. B. M. Visipianey
of the National Marbe and Granlto Co.
of Marietta, Qa. Mr. Vlsquaney sub
mitted a number of designs that some
what bewildered the committee at ?
tirst, so pretty and appropriate were
they all. However, at last there seem
ed to be a general centering upon a
certain design that had been drawn
specially for the Lauren8 county mon
ument, and all agreed that "it was
just the thing." So the order was giv
en and the work on the monument will
hegin at onci It may bo of interest
to the people to learn that the granite
to be used will be from the famous
Winnsboro quarry In this state, the
finest in the world.
The committee have ordered the
monument although the funds now in
hand are not sufficient to pay for it.
They do this with the assurance that
the people of the county will at once
come to their aid and contribute the
necessary amounts. About $100 is
the amount yet to he raised and all
feiiose who have pledged any amounts
are earnestly lOQUestod to redeem
their pledge at once; others are urged
to contribute. The ladies are very
desirous of having the full amount
Ln band when the monument is com
plOted and to pay cash for the work.
In order to do this the people must
The Advertiser will gladly receive
nny contributions; if desired, thoy may
bo sent direct to Mrs. It ,B. Hell.
A full description of til? monument
witl be printed in The Advertiser at
a later date, together with a picture
?f it. However, it may ho said that
the entire monument will be about
tMrty feet in height, is surmounted
wjjth the figure of a Confederate sold
ier, and is to be inscribod with mem
orials that will be decided upon later.
?. B. ('. .Meeting On Monday.
Mrs. It. B. Dell requests the an
nouncement that the J. B. Kershaw
chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy
wfll meet next Monday aftornoon, at
e'/ro o'clock at the residence of Mrs.
c. AT. Clarke on West Main street. All
rh.o members are requested to attend
as there are matters of vital Import
ance in connection with the proposed
Uienumont that will b0 considered.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO MISSIONS.
Hrror in Stntemenl of Offerings Made
By Episcopal Church.
In the last issue of The Advertiser.
in the article in reference to the con
tributions made by the various church
es to the cause of foreign missions, an
error unintentionally occurred In the
statement regarding tho offerings
made by tho Episcopal church of this
It was stated that the church which
has a membership of 20 gave $.ri0 to
the enuso. The amount should have
been $l.r>0. which sum Is tho average
yearly amount. As a matter of fact
though, the church has already given
during 0 months of the current Epis
copal year, which has yet three months
$it.:!.:'.o, and with the amounts that
wjll ho given during this remaining
time, tbe total will reach $L>00.
Tho Contributions to foreign mission
Averages moro per mombor than in
any other church In the city, although
rhose from the First Baptist average
only a few cents less, being a very
DAVIS CASE DECIDED
BY SUPREME COURT
Al of Fletcher Davis, Convicted of
(Soliciting Whiskey. Orders In
Laurens is Dismissed.
Columbia, Jan. -?">.?A decision in
volving the right of an agent to soli
cit orders Tor whiskey in this state
when an agent is an agent was hand
ed down today in the supreme court
when the court decided that the judg
ment of the circuit conn of Laurens
county was affirmed in the case ol
Clie state against Fletcher Davis con
victed on the charga of unlawfully
conducting the business of a liquor
drummer. It was charged thai he so
licited the orders by handing oul lit
ters to several people of Laurens conn
ty. The opinion is hy iOugene I). Gary,
"The practical question raised by
the exceptions" says the decision "is
whether the statute under which the
defendant was indicted and found
guilty by the jury, is unconstitutional,
on the ground that it is in violation
of Article 1, Section 8, of the United I
Stales constitution which provides,
that congress shall have power to
regulate commerce among the several
"The first question," says the de
cision, "that will be considered Is
whether tlwi defendant comes within j
the meaning of the word 'drumnu r"
as in the said statute. Our Interpre
tation of the word, as thus Used, is,
that it denotes a traveling agent, who,
personally, solicits orders to be for
warded to his principal, residing be- 1
yond the limits of the state.
"His honor the presiding judge
charged the jury that a person can,
by delivering a letter, s '.'cit orders
for whiskey, just as well as verbally.
J "It is for him to do so by word of
"There was no exception to this
charge, but even if It had been as
signed as an error, there is no ques
tion, that a traveling agent, can not
solicit orders by letter, personally
delivered hy him, when it would be in
no violation of the law, for him to i
solicit verbally in similar law.
I "When he delivered the letters sign- '
ed by his principal, together with the
price lists containing blank orders,
he adopted this mode of soliciting
j orders, as fully as if the letters had
been signed by him and thereby bo
j cam*' a drummer within the meaning
' of the statute.
"A contrary ruling would, prncli
| cnlly defeat the er.d which the statute
had in view."
Several authorities and cases are
quoted In substantiation of this posi
tion and the decision ends hy slating
i that the jdgmenl of the circuit court
is affirmed. Davis was represented by j
! the firm of Cannon & Blackwell. So- !
Hcitor Cooper appeared for the state. I
First Snow of The Season.
The first snow of the winter hi this
section fell Friday night, following
heavy rains during the day. Because
of the condition of the ground, the
snow melted as it fell for sometime;
later the storm increased and by ten
o'clock a mantle of white to the depth
of half an inch covered the earth. By
noon Saturday practically all of it had
W. if. (.ILKF.RSON .11 ADK TRl'STKF.
Reference In Bankruptcy For Affairs
of The laircka Company.
On last Thursday afternoon a meet
ing of the creditors of the Furcka
Foundry & Supply company was In Id
and Mr. W. II. C.ilkerson, Sr.. appoint
ed trustee to wind up the affairs of the
company. Referee in Bankruptcy,
.lohn J, Barlo was present at the meet
ing. The plant of the IDurekn Co. was
closed down on Thursday.
The creditors of the concern are
represented by a number of local at
torneys while tho company is repre
sented by RIchey &- Rlchey, Another
meeting will be held at some time in
tho near future. In the meantime
Trustee Gilkerson is empowered to
make private sales and settle as many
of the claims as possible. It Is stat
ed by the attorneys for the company
that the Indebtedness of the concern
amounts to about $10,000 less than
It is recalled that some of tho prop
erties of the Fureka company were
advertised for salo by the sheriff but
were forestalled by an order forcing
the company into bankruptcy.
Rev. F. G. Whllloek to Frontb.
: Rev. f. o. Whltlock will preach at
Beavordnm church next Sunday after
noon at :t o'clock. The members are
urged to be present.
NEW TIM'ST COMPANY FORMED. !
The Homo Trust Company Secures
Commission -$50,000 Capital.
Tlic directors of the Enterprise hank
of this city have Becured a commission
to open hooks of subscription for the
Homo Trust company which is to bo
operated in connection with tho bank.
The Trust company will take over Un
real estate department of the bank,
an is one of the steps on the part of
the directors to nationalize the iusti
i nt ion.
At present there is no national bank
in Laurens and it is the purpose <>f the
directors to make a national bank of
the Enterprise. There are a number
of changes that will have to be made,
taking quite a while to perfect them.
It is the hope, however, that during
this year all the conditions will be
complied with. National banks can
not deal in real estate, except under
the management of a trust company,1
and it is tho intention of tho direct
ors to have the Home Trust company
take over the real estate business now
boing carried by the hank. The cap
ital stock of the company is to be
On Sunday afternoon. January IIP.
l'.Hii at the residence of .1. A. Martin
as Cross Hill, Miss Emma .1. Ibn.ia
mlu of Mount, ill. : nd Mr. \V. T.
Spearman Of Cross Hill were mar
ried by Rev. .1. A. Martin. Miss Emma
is the youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Benjamin of Mountvlllc and
a sister of Mrs. I!. B. Unreins of Spar
tanburg, S. C. and Mrs. \V. II. Cole
man of Omaha, Texas,
TRIST COMPANY EN LA KG ES.
Increase Capital Stock From $25,000
to $75.000 Dividend.
At a called meeting of the Laurens
Trust company on Monday morning
it was decided and so ordered to In
crease the capital stock from $25,000
to $75,000. The new stock Is to be
sold at $125, and stock dividends of 25
per cent were declared on the old
The Trust company is in a flo fish
ing condition, the condition of its
affairs being pleasing- to the stockhold
ers. It. A. Cooper is president; ; C. W.
Tune, secretary and treasurer; .1. V.
Toibert, manager of the Insurance
department, and C. A. Power, mana
ger of the real estate department.
Presiding Elder Do nenn Will Be hi
Laurens Friday and Snildlty.
Regular quarterly conference will
be hold sit the First Methodist church
Of this city on next Friday night, ac
cording to an announcement from Rev.
L. I'. McQee, pastor. The service on
both evenings begins at 7:"0 o'clock,
Friday evening being devoted to the
business of the conference and on Sun
day evening. Presiding Elder Duncan
Next Saturday morning nt 10 o'clock
Postmaster MeCrnvy will hold an ex
amination for applicants desiring to
bo appointed as census enumerators
in Lauren8 county.
Ministerial Union to Meet.
Secretary Stoudenmlre of the Lau
rens Ministerial union announces tho
regular monthly meeting of the union
for II o'clock next Monday morning
"In the chamber of commerce rooms
A full attendance is desired.
MOTION PICTURE SHOWS.
Nov. Management Offers Excellent At
tractions at Tlionlnriiiiu.
As stated in The Advertiser last
week, the new ma nageinent of tili?
motion picture show opened up for
business at the city opera house.
Since that time large crowds have pat
ronized the siiows and from the In
terest manifested, it is conclusive that
excellent pictures tire being shown.
In addition to the pictures there are
fine illustrated songs. Mr. C. Doug
las Dnnford, known as the "man be
hind the voice." has been secured for
an engagement, singing ;ih each per
formance. Mr. Dnnford has an ex
ceptionally good baritone voice, .and
his selections are most pleasing.
The pictures are fine, and the songs
still better. Altogether tho shows arc
"just the thing" and deserve good pat
ronngo. Mr, M. n flolth, the manager
Intends to stay in Laurens and he
Wants lb'' people to nelp him make
the motion plctttro show:: a ;,.
nent thine. The prices are 5 and 10
cents. Matinees at 3:30 and two
shows in the evening beginning at 7:30
AN ECHO Ol' REVIVAL MEETING.
rroi. G. A. Fisher Writes latter To
In a private letter to tho editor of
The Advertiser, written from Freder
icksbutg, Virginia. Prof. Q. A. Fisher,
who Is so well remembored here as
the musical director at '..he Thai ker
revival meetings at the First Presby
terian church, says:
"I am sending yon a scrap from a
letter which came to me in reply for
one of your papers, published during
the meeting in your city, it seems
that he also knows a "good tiling when
he sees it" and I think it only fair
that you should know it. Wo certainly
did appreciate the splendid work of
your paper; copies of it are still he
im; sent out." B.v way of explana
tion it may he stated that several hun
dred extra Copies of the issue of The
Advertiser on the nay the meetings
came to a close were printed and ta
ken hy Prof. Fisher and Dr. Thacker
ami sen! all over the country.
The part of the letter that Prof.
Fisher enclosed is as follows: "I cer
tainly do appreciate the paper you
sent me from I.aureus. S. ('. The
editorial is wonderful. If more of
our newspapers would come out with
such editorials as thai it would not bo
long before tho papers themselves'
would start a revival." Tin- refer
ence is to the editorial article entitled
OPENING SERVICES POSTPONED.
(Hilton Baptists Will Occiipj New
Church on Second Sunday.
it had been hoped by the congrega
tion of the First Haptist church of
Clinton to occupy their new church on
the first Sunday in this month, hut un
forseen conditions will prevent, ac
cording to a telephone message from
the pastor. Rev. C. Lewis Fowler. The
opening services are postponed until
the second Sunday, February 13th.
On that date there will he two ser
vices, one at 11 o'clock in the morn
ing and the other at 7:30 in the ev
ening. Pastor Fowler expects nmong
other visiting ministers, tho Rev. A.
.1. S. Thomas, editor of the Baptist 1
Courier ami president of the South
Carolina Baptist convention. The op
ening services of tin now church will
bo events of great interest to tin- i eo
ple of Clinton.
( II \MhT.lt OP COMMERCE MEETING
Several .Matters of More or Less Im
port Considered ami Voted Upon.
At a meeting ol the Laurens cham
ber of commerce held Wodnes !:?>?
afternoon, ono of the questions dis
cussed and acted upon was that of the
desirability and possibility of Interest
ing the Greenvllle-Spnrtnnburg & An
derson traction company, recently or
ganized, in the scheme of extending
one of its lines from Greenville, via
Laurens to Clinton. To this end, a
committee, consisting of W. L. Gray,
W. II. Dial and .). Adgor Smyth, Jr.,
was appointed to confer with the offi
cials after finding out what induce
ments Laurens and intermediate points
along the proposed route have to of
Other matters considered Included
the passenger station proposition, the i
Laurens Federal post office building
and Senator Whnrton's bill providing
for an appropriation for the Improve
ment of the court house. As to the
first matter, tho now station is go
ing to he built just when the cham
ber did not definitely determine. Pel
alive to the poslotllco building. Con
gressman Johnson has written Pros!-'
dent Mkon explaining that, owing to
very large amount of this class of
work now being prosecuted by the
government it had been Impracticable
to take up the work at this point.
Senator Wharlon's court house hill
was submitted by tin- courtesy of the
Senator himself, and the chamber ap
proved and recommended its ennnct
FOR THE LAURENS CIRCUIT.
Quarterly Conference Will be Held at
Sandy Springs Church.
Presiding Lider W. M Duncan will
hold regular quarterly conference for
the Laurens circuit at Sandy Springs
churc h in the county on liexl Saturd iay
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at which the
regular business of the four churches
in that circuit will bo transacted,
Mr. Duncan will prenelt at Sandy
Springs church on Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock, and at HolmoH Rlrcot
chUroh on Sunday afternoon at " :"0
o'clock, The members of those con
gregations will take notice of those
AGAIN BEFORE PUBLIC
Vttorncy J. W. Hngsdale Brings lla
bous-C??rpus Proceedings For Ito
loaso of W. lt. Avant.
Columbia, January 27.?What will
prove a tost case as to whether or not
G. C. Uigham, the Murrell Inlet man,
convicted of complicity in the killing
of Iiis wife, con ho arrested, came up
today when haboas-corpus proceedings
wore Instituted by Attorney Rngsdnlo
lor tin- release of \V. II. Avant, who is
now in the penitentiary. Solicitor
Wells was granted live days in which
to tile his answer to the writ.
The position taken by tho attorneys
lor Avant is that Avant should not he
in prison because, as claimed since.
Judge Walls issued the order admit
tin>; the prisoner to hall and Solicitor
Wells was in court, and therefore, nc
Cepted the notice of appeal.
Solicitor Wells' position is that lie
did not waive the tiling of formal no
tice of appeal in (he case, and that
since the appeal has not been perfected
Avant is rightly in jail and DlghiUll is
BUbjCCt to arrest.
It will he recalled that when Avant
was arrested and Dr. Itighani loft
Georgetown the impression was thai
RighaiU had lied. It is true he did re
move himself from the danger of im
mediate arrest, hut if the Avant habe
OS-corpus proceedings should fail he
will now he subject to arrest. There
was some doubt before that he could
he legally arrested. If Avant is freed
under the habeas corpus proceeding
tin a either the appeal will he formally
dismissed or the case will he heard on
its merits in the supremo court.
The young wife of (I. ('. Highuin was
killed last September by a shot from a
gun in the hands of W. B. Avant. The
two men were found guilty of man
Slaughter, and each WCS sentenced to
serve three years and six months in
the penitentiary. The killing was nev
er fully explained, and while many
people took the view that it was a cold
blooded murder the jury believed that
no malice had been shown. There
was some misunderstanding as to tho
formality of the appeal and ever since
the ease has caused trouble. W hen the
habeas corpus proceedings are decided
tho exact slatus of the men in the
courts will he known.
IUI. II UI.IA APPOINTS ("(I.II MITT! V,
I.aureus County Doctors Viill Klghl
Clinton. .Ian. .'! I. Dr. T. :.. W. Dniley
chairman I.aureus county luboroulo
sis committee, has appointed the fol
lowing special committee of live to
help in the tuberculosis exhibition
campaign in this part of the state:
Dr. .1. I. Fi nnell. Waterloo. Dr. Jes
se it. Tongue, Laurens; Dr. FJdgar Tay
lor, Itenno; Dr. Theo. J, Denke, Cross
Hill; Dr. .1. Leo Young, Clinton.
Some werk has already been done
in this county. A paper read to the
Civic league, asking for their co-opera
tion, was met. with cordial reception.
Printed matter was distributed and
Dr. Dniley is seeking for more to use.
Choral Practice Again Thursday.
The choral society met at the res
idence of Mrs. ("has. F. Rankln last
Thursday night, with a good attend
ance and resulted in some good work
The rehearsal was preceded by a short
lesson in rudimentary music and sight
singing. During the Intermission sev
eral violin solos were given by Prof.
Darnwol accompanied by Mrs. Pan
kin at the piano. The plan of the last
meeting will he followed up in the fu
ll!!" rtnd nnoiber practlco will !."? held
tomorrow night at the same hour. All
the members tire urged to attend.
J. C. SIILI.L A COMPANY.
New (irocer) Concern Buys Stock of
J. w. Pnj no A. Company.
Mr. .1. C. Shell has purchased the
interest in the .1. W. Payne &- Co. gro
cery business formerly owned by Mr.
J. W. Payne, and he with Dr. A J.
Chrlstophor, under the linn name of
J. C. Shell & Co. will conduct a gener
al grocery business at the old stand,
the corner store in the Dial-Dray block
The firm will handle all the best lines
usually carried in an up-to-date fancy
and heavy grocery.
Mr. Shell who will have the manage
ment of the stoie in hand. Is a young
man of more than ordinary business
ability, is nceomodatlng, and thorough
ly acquainted with the grocery busi
ness. For thirteen years he has been
a sab man at Bennett's one of the
lending grocory stores in the city. Mr,
Shell has many friends who will wish
him well in his new business.
The Victim of a Very Pecu
LAY IN DITCH ALL NIGHT
Missed His Pootinir und Plunged Dowtl
10-Foot Itiillroud Fill Recover)
As Ihn 1*08 111 I of injuries sustained
by fulling down a forty foot railroad
till or embankment, and the subse
quent exposure endured, apparently
uneouseiosly for more than twelve
hours, the life of Clarence L. White,
sun of Mr, Virgil A. White of OwlngH.,
this county, has been in the balance
since Sunday night. Late yesterday
afternoon he was removed from tho
private office of Mayor llabb where ho
had been under tho constant attention
of physicians since Monday morning,
tu the home of Mrs. C. C. Cooper, his
landlady. At a late hour last night
he was reported to bo resting very
well, though in a very critical condi
tion, lb- is suffering from spiu.il ami
Internal injuries which have produced
partial paralysis and, though ho has
had several rallying periods, he llOS
in the main continued in an uncon
AI an early hour Monday morning
it was reported to the authorities that
a man was in a ditch at the loot ot!
the sleep railroad fill on tin- Spartan
burg division of tho ?'. & W. C. road,
about one mile above the city. Mayor
Bahh and Chief Bagwell went at once
to the place and found a young white
man si retched on his back in a four
foot drain ditch, more dead than alive.
The officers did not rccogniste him
then, hut set about to have him
brought to the city, which was dono
within a short time. Medical atten
tion was given the young follow; In
deed heroic work was done in tho
effort to revive him, but it was sever
al hours before he gave any evideneu
Soon after reaching t'e- city friends
oi (he young man recognized him, and
immediately his parents und other rel
atives were notified. Mr. and Mrs.
White come as soon as they could got
here and both have r- ;uan."d about
the son's couch eouBfni..*?, swice, with
out sleep or rest, it Is ii pitiable case,
one that appeals to every one here,
and friends have offered -sympathy and
sen Ice wit bout rest ralut.
Mr, White's accident Is supposed to
have occured early Sunday night, for
ii Is known that bo left tin Watts mills
,'lllugn just at nightfall, coming In
Ihe direction of tho city and walking
Iho railway track. He was alone, ami
the general supposition is that, in ol -
der to get out of the way of a passing
train, ho stopped off tho cross-ties and
missing his footing on the narrow by
path, ran or stumbled down the steep
embankment, landing in tho bottom of
a deep ditch. This, as stated, proba
bly happened boforo 8 o'clock, though
no one saw him fall, so far as is known
or discovered bis plight until next
morning when a negro man espied him
and reported the matter. There him
been no suggestion that he was tho
victim of foul play
Mr. While is S.', years of age, is the
oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. White,
attended Clomson college two years,
afterward going to Augusta v er
be engaged in lailroad work. Later
he had some Important runs as bag.
gago- master on the different roads,
and in December cumo to (he Oroonr
villa <*.'? Lnurous road in the samo on-<
paclly. lie is popular with tho rail
road pooplo and well liked by all wlu?
have the pleasure of his acquaintance)
BIF.I) vT (; \iss\ itLLK, (\ V.
Mr. Willie T. Cooper Who was Beared
in I,aureus County.
Mr. Willie T. Cooper, a native of Lntt ?
rens county, the son or the late .lames
Cooper of the Mt. Pleasant section died
at Onlnsvlllo, On., on Sunday, Jen. 23,
aftor an Illness of nbotll thl'00 months.
He was about twenty-five years or age
and is survived by his wife and one
child, two sisters. Mi? Kmma Cooper
or r.aureus and Miss Lllllo Cooper of
Calhsvillo and a brother, Mr. lOruosi
Cooper, also of Uahisvillo, |i'or h.
time aller going to the state of (leor
-i- . Mr. Coo.mm- was postmaster ttt
New Holland, subsequently engaging
in tho mcrchantlla bushi -s i ; > i iio
moved lo (Inlnsyllie and win lh iro
connected with nit Insurance oh'! ,v.
til his health failed.