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RURAL POLICE FOR
COUNTY OF LAURENS
Provided Senator Whartons
WORK OF LEGISLATORS
(lencral Assembly Pusses on Some
Matters That Will Affect Affairs of
Laurens Pity ami Count).
Among the hills that have been in
troduced in the legislature, affecting
the Interests of the city and county
of 1-aureus are several by Senator
Wharton und Representative Irby.
Prominent among these Is the bill
authorizing the expenditure of $18,000
on the court house building here. In
troduced by Senator Wharton. The
bill mot favorable report from the
committee and in all likelihood will
pass both houses. It having already
passed third reading.
The bill authorized the re-building
?r Rasor's bridge lms passed both .
houses and become n law. This bridge
according to the bill, musl bo built
within a year's lime; the sum of $1,
t;e.o was apportioned to rover the eost. !
II is practically certain that the bill
introduced by Senator Wharton leng
thening the term of OfTiCO Tor the sup
erintendent of education and the sup
ervisor, and for increasing the salary
?f the latter, will become a law. This
Wll has already passed the senate
Senator Wharton has Introduced a
bill, which has passed the senate and
now in the bouse, providing for two
mounted, rural police officers for the
oeunty of .Laurens. The duty of the
?Ulcers is to patrol rural districts, act
wttb usual police authorities, and re
ctlve compensation not less than $f>0
per month and not more than $7f>. The
bill will likely pass.
Mr. Irby*S bill authorizing the city
of Laurens to vote bonds for the pro
posed electric railway will in all like
lihood become a law.
In addition to these there are several
hills validating certain school elec
tions In the county; one of these was
introduced by Representative Sullivan.
MINISTERIAL IMON MKT.
Pastors of tile City Meet and Discuss
Church Work In Their Charges.
The regular monthly meeting of the I
Ijfturens Ministerial union was held
ta the chamber of commerce rooms on
Monday morning, with a good number
of members present, llev. C. P. Han
ktn. president of the union, presided.
Among others matters related by the
vaJ'ious pastors, was the intelligence
that the salary of the pastor of the
llrst Presbyterian church bad been
increased $450 and that of the First
Haptlst, $U00. Two new members were
rocelved Into tho union; they were
Rovs. B. P. Mitchell and W. 10. Harre.
Tho pastors who made reports re
garding their work were Revs. C. P.
Parker. I). R. Hoof. W. E3. Thayer. J.
\j. McLin. A. T. Stoudenmlre, nnd C.
P. Rankln. The tenor of theso reports
wns that all lines of church work were
progressing and developing; that new
members had been received both by
baptism nnd letter and that the church
?o would give more to the various
causes this year than ever before.
The meeting Monday morning was
opened with prayer by the Rev. C.
p. Parker and closed with prayer by
Itev. W. ID. Thayer.
ROBBERS AHM THEMSELVES.
Brooks A- .lanes' store Broken Into
and Cans ami KnlTCS Stolen.
Seven Winchester rifles, two double
barrel breach-loading shot guns, sev
eral knives and Ingersoi watches were
stolen from the hardware store of
Brooks & Jones some time last Wed
nesday night. The robber or robbers
effected their entrance by cutting out
one of the panels In the back door,
using a brace and large sized bit for
Chief Bagwell has the brace nnd bit
?which was left on the scene by the
thieves and which can be secured by
the owner when identified.
Dairy Association Proposed.
Messrs W. P. Harris of Votings, J. |
Wade Anderson of the city. W. I). Myrd
of the county and probably others, are
interested in the organization of a
dairy association In Laurens county.
The above named citizens are Inter
ested in dairying r od cattle raising,
nnd It Is probable thai a formal call
will be Issued at an early day for the
purpose of forming the association.
CROSS HILL GAVE TO
MOUNT VERNON FUND
Pamela Ciinlngliam Received First
Contribution on Fund to Buy Prop- |
crty From Liberty Springs,
doss Hill, Feb. 7th.?Mrs. Hayne
Dry son of Hock Mart. Georgia, visit
ed relatives here last week. She was
called home Wednesday on account of
the death of her brother's child. Mrs.
Bijie Leamail accompanied her to Hock
Mr. s. W. I.owe has boon trapping
the "tigers" lately. lie arrested five
recently near Qoldvillc and says he
hns proof to convict.
Mr. Carl Proffetl came in from West
Virginia last week on account of his
father's serious illness. Mr. Proffetl
is much better today.
The paper by Mrs. Swygert on the
life of Miss Pamela Cunitlgham was
interesting. It will be of interest also
to know that the first funds collected
by Miss Cunlnghnm from the Mount
Vernon properly was a collection giv
en by the Liberty Springs congrega
tion, Cross Hill, as the record will
show. Miss Cuningbam was a mem
ber of this church and her father II
ruling elder, and one of the original
contributors to the property, now
owik il by the congregation.
Mrs. Frnser Sanders of Greenwood
visited Mr. :<nd Mrs. French last Fri
day. Mr. Perrin Watts of Florida Is
also with Mr. and Mrs. French.
Mr. J. W. Hill sent n fine hound dog
by express to a man In Pine Bluff, Ar
kansas, hist week.
Miss Kate Addison of Ninety Six was
a Cross Hill visitor hist Saturday and
A number of traveling horse traders
were in town last Saturday and trading
was lively for a while. They had some
pretty horses. Mr. Hugh Fuller also
Mr. Enoch Plnson each traded for one
of the best horses.
SI FT. PITTS AT PRINCETON.
Visits School at That Place New Mer
cantile Firm ?Personal.
Princeton. Feb. 7th.?February came
in bringing sunshine and "Old Folks"
say that winter is only half gone.
A few of the young people went to
Rabun church yesterday. Among the
number were Misses Maude Machen,
Kiddie Arnold, Messrs .lohn Machen
and Ben Bramlett.
Superintendent of Education, Geo. L.
Pitts visited the Princeton school Wed
nesday of last week. This was his first
visit to the school and it is hoped will
not he his last. Mr. Pitts told the
hoys about the corn club but so far
none of the Princeton boys have join
Prof. Cork has been to Greenville to
Mr. Allen J. Sullivan went to Lau
fens today on business.
Mr. Willie J. Bramlett is at home for
a while from Draughon's business col
lege at Columbia, on account of bad
Several of our people went to Lau
rens last week, a few of them were:
Messrs Jno. M. Wood. W. H. Monroe,
Jno. Taylor, and Miss Ludia Taylor.
Mr. .1. 11. Maddox has sold his stock
of goods at Honen Path ami is erecting
a store here where he will soon begin
Miss Grace Taylor of Laurens Is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. James of Columbia is here get
ting up a music class to teach by mail.
Messrs Jeter McCueil and Herman
Dugan of (Ionen Path spent yostordny
Miss Emma Mabon of Greenville Is
Delegates (o (Jrceiivlllc.
Dr. Carroll M. Miller, representing
the Rising Sun chapter, number 6,
Royal Arch Masons, ami Dr. W. 11.
Washington, representing Adoniram
council number 2, went to Greenville
yesterday to attend the conventions of
the Grand Commnndery, the Grand
chapter Knights Templers, and the
Grand Council of the state.
Hirght L. Metis Bead.
Unintentionally, the notice of the
death of Mr. Bright L. Metts was omit
ted from the last issue of The Adver
tlBOr, Mr. Melts died on Sunday three
weeks ago at the home of bin grand
father, Mr. Jas. Metts at Little Moun
tain, and was buried at Ml. Tabor Lu
theran church on the following Tues
day, the Rev. Mr. Krepps conducting
the services. Mr. Metts was '.'.'2 years
of .-"re and leaves a widow, who was
Miss Alice Meadors and one Child; for
a number of years and up until the
time of his death he was the railroad
ngent at Goldvllle.
*_M .:><> ON MOM I'M EXT FUND.
Amount Contributed During Past Week
For County Monument?
The fund for tho Laurent) county
Confederate monument was Increased
during the past week by $24.50 con
tributed by the following: .1. Adger
Smyth. $5.00; J. s. Cralg, $5.00; w.
C. Irby. Sr.. $."..iU>; \V. C. Wharton Ol
Waterloo, $5.00; R. Fleming Jones,
$2.50; and T. !> Darlington, $2.00.
Every week the fund is growing,
and the needed amount will soon be
secured. Mut. it is desired that every
body contribute. It is a LAURENS
COUNTY MONUMENT, and the people
of Laurens county should build it.
The cause is a worthy one; it is a
debt of honor that the people of this
reiteration owe to those of the past.
Will they meet the Oblibution? As
stated last week the monument has
been selected and work on it will he
Kin at the factory at once. It is ex
pe< ted to be completed by September
of this year. The committee desires
all the funds in hand by the time the
work is completed, and lor this to be
realized, all those who have pledged
amounts are urged to send In their
subscriptions at once. Others arc
solicited to contribute, How much
will be raised this week?
FARMERS1 MtiKTiXti S ATI'KM AY.
Profs. Hi ??us mill Harper and Mr. Ira
W. Williams to Make Addresses.
As announced in The Advertiser two
weeks auo, there will be a meeting of
the farmers of the county at tho court
bouse at II o'clock on S;it M'dny of
this week, at Which Profs. .1. X. Har
per and W. M. Riggs of Clcmson col- j
lege will deliver addresses; at tho J
same meeting Mr. Ira W. Williams
who is at the head of the government
demonstration work in this state, will
speak to the boys of the newly-organ
ized corn club. I^et the people keep
in mind this meeting as it will be one
of the most important and'beneficial
of the year.
LAPPENS MEN WIN PRIZES.
Awards in Hotter ami .Milk Contest
Won Bj Men of This Count).
At the butler and milk exhibits in
Columbia last week, several prizes
were won by Laurens county people,
among whom were Messrs Dorroh &
Harris, and W. 1). Byrd. In the city
last Friday, Mr. Byrd staled that there
wer? a groal many exhibits, in fact
more than had been looked for. hut a
number had been thrown out because
of failure to comply with all the rub s
of the contest. However, Mr Byrd
said that the start was a good one and
that there would bo a great deal of
good to come of these annual exhibits
and contests. He said that there were
a number of excellent addresses deliv
ered at the meetings.
Among the prizes, Dorroh & Harris
won half of the second nnd third priz
es in the dairy butter contest, receiv
ing $20 as prize; In the same contest
Mr. Hyrd received half of tin? fourth
and fifth prizes, reveiving $.X.7f>. For
the best cream. Mr. Hyrd won second
prizo, receiving $7.r>0 while Dorroh <fc
Harris won third, receiving $2.50. Dor
roh & Harris won second prize in the
milk contest rCclvIng $7.f>0. The to
tal amount of $38.73 was won by rep
resentatives from Laurens county.
OCC UPY NEW CHURCH
Beautiful Neu Building To He Bedient?
cd Next Sunday. Services Homing
ami Evening Revival.
Clinton, Feb. 7th, The chief events
in Clinton for the next few weeks will
center about the beautiful new Bap
tist church. It is at last finished and
equipped at a cost of $17,000, and is
one of the loveliest, most artistic struc
tures in the state, a credit to Laurens
The first services, to which the pub
lic is cordially invited, will be held
next Sunday. Several guests are ex
pected, among others Dr. A. J. S.
Thomas, editor of the Baptist Courier,
and the Rev. .1. 1). Mahon, a former
On the folowlng Sunday the Rev.
I,. A, Copor, stale evangelist, of the
Baptist denomination, assisted by Mr.
Ruby In charge of tin- music, will con
duct a series of meetings, Laurens
people recall the delightful meetings
held by these men In Laurens a few
A skilled organist has been engaged
or a Ban red concert but the date for
that has not been set yet.
NKUItO UM ! 1.1) AT CLINTON.
Jumped From Seaboard Trnlii ami Met
[tenth on Stool Kails.
Clinton. Fei?. 7th.- A highly respect
ed negro or this section, Butler Wil
son, was killed In Jumping from a
Seaboard train at Dover Junction last
Wednesday night. The body was
found In a horrible condition about
s or D o'clock the next day by a freight
It seems that Wilson had been to
Charlotte and when the train stopped
at hover, it being between one and two
O'clock in the night, he possibly ln'si
lated, getting used to the dark, to
Jump off until the train w...^ beginning
to move. Then he Jumped and fell on
nn adjoining track, breaking in his
breastbone and striking his head. The
exncl facts will never lie known. The
train from which he alighted went on
Its way and he was quite dead wllOll
found t he next day.
He was a tenant of Mr. 11. '/ Wright's
and highly thought of by white ami
weekly lettek pitoai kabcn.
Personal Mention Conccrlitfr II:;bun
People ami Their I'rieails.
Itabuil, Feb. 7th. Mr. Stobo Holl
and wife spent last Monday with her
brother, Mr. W. P. Baldwin.
Mrs. lOfllo Mnsson spent last Mon
day with her mother. Mrs. It. A. Owens
Mr. lloyce Wolff was the guest of
Messrs Sloan and Nesbltl Mnhon last
Mr. Walter Bnldwin was in the city
Saturday on business.
Mrs. .1. A. Main m Is still very sick
at her home in this community.
Several young people from Prlnce
j ton attended the service at Rtlbun, on
Mr. L. H. Roper and Rev. 10. ('. Wat
I son of Laurenn spent Saturday night
i at the home of Mr. James Roper.
Mrs. Markus Owens who has been
' critically ill Is Improving slowly.
Mr. Chnrlton Armstrong ami Miss
Armstrong and Mr. and Mrs. James
Mahaffey of Fountain Inn were at Ka
bul) Sunday morning.
Rev, A. I.. Vaughn of Piedmont, had
a very large congregation at Rtlbun,
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Roper of I.aureus
spent Sunday with Mr. ami Mrs. James
Rev. A. K. Vaughn and E. C. Watson
are spending a few days in this com
BKA LS IN UK A l ESTATE.
Sale of Properties Effected Saturday
ami on Salesdaj.
There were but two public sales,
both conducted by Clerk of Court Jno.,
F. Bolt, made on Monday, the regular'
February snlesdny, These were the
Jones Miller property In the Fork
Country of Waterloo township, and
the John V. Boyd estate In the Ekom
country. The Miller property, con
sists of 164 acres and was bought by j
Teogue Miller, one of the heirs, for
$1.2'2r.. John Y. Boyd of Creenville,
with attorney's powers, sold the es- '
t?te of his rather, consisting of 2601
acres, bidding it in himself, the price
Auctioneer J. N. Leak sold the T. K.
HudgeiiK house and hit in Brooklyn
for $2.'J7I. Mr. Hugh S. Kennedy being
On last Saturday, the M. Y. Garrel!
place, consisting of 12a acres, situated
about Sl.N miles west of the city, Wan
bought by a son of Mr. GaiTOtt. Mr.
Ford P. Garrott, the price being $3,000.
This sah- will havo to he confirmed by
a circuit Judge, since an infant daugh
ter of Mr. M. V. Garret! holds half in
terest in the property. The paper.;
have been forwarded to Judge Klugb.
Presiding Elder Duncan Hen-.
Rev. W. M. Duncan, presiding elder
of the Creenville district, tilled the
appointments in this county as an
nounced last week, completing the two
day's engagements with the sorvl' e at
the First Methodist ? hUrCll of the city
on Sunday evening. A large crowd
was present to hear Mr. Duncan; the
sermon was a forceful presentation
of the elements necessary in the suc
cessful performance of the church's
mission in the world.
J .1?. IV. Watts Honored.
At a meeting of the State Fair as
sociation in Columbia : week, Mr.
J. D. W. Watts of Lauren: county was
elected general BUPOI'IntOIUlOnl of the
association. This office carries with
it considerable distinction and much
responsibility, and is deemed a dis
BIG AUCTION SALE
Sale of Watts Properties Will Re Held
Next Prldit) Morning, at 10:30
O'clock llalloon Ascension.
Because of the severely inclement
weather yesterday, the auction sale
of lots by tin' North Laurens Realty
company had to bo postponod until
Friday of this weoK. Beginning at
about It o'clock Tuesday morning, rain
and sleet began to fall; it continued
so practically all day. and it was
useless to carry out the intentions
regarding the sale. However. Mr.
Arthur, manager of the company, stat
ed that the entire program that was
mapped out lor Tuesday will be car
ried out on Friday. The hour of be
ginning is 10:30.
The Realty company suffered con
siderable loss on account of th'> post
ponment, for Prof. Swart/, who will
make the spectacular balloon ascen
sion, was on hand, as was the largo
band from Xewberry. Prof. Swart'/
'will remain in the city until Friday
ami will make his balloon llight, Ink
ing with him any young man in the
city who may so desire, and the brass
baud from Xewberry has been secured
for another engagement. Mr, Arthur
announced from tho court house steps
yesterday thai ovory foature of Hie
day's entertainment would 1.arried
out. and that the numbers which have
been given out, chances at the free
lot. will be pood on thai date. Let
everybody bring the numbers; some
body will win the lot. Come prepared
to have a regular holiday ol it.
This auction sale promises to be
the biggest real estate deal in tho his
tory of the town. 'I be lots which are
' laid out from the J. i>. Watts property
! near the Watts Mills are valuable 08
| tales, and they will all he sold to the
highest bidders, according to the terms
announced in The Advertiser for tl.o
Bit; MEETING AT FOUNTAIN INN.
Representative Men Will Meet Ami
Discuss Rlntter of Electric Line.
The Laurens chamber of commerce
appointed a committee last week to
I meet representatives from Cireenvillo
1 nnd Intervening points at fountain
inn in reference to the electric trolley
line that is to be extended from An
derson to Groonvlllo and to Spartan
burg. For some reason the plans ol
the meeting had not fully matured and
it was not held.
However, since that dale, the local
chamber of commerce has been in
correspondence with the Greenville
board of trade and the ngroemoH
reached that a meeting be held on next
Friday mor li >g at 10 o'clock in the
town of Founi in Inn. CSrnenvlllo will
send a large delegation to the meet
ing; representatives all along the line
will attend; Clinton will have dele
gates; In fact, people from miles a
rotind will be on hand to discuss ways
and means of interesting the promo
ters of the line. Laurens will be rep
resented by at least twenty-live of her
best business men.
It is a well known fact that the new
trolley company has vast resources at
hand and that it will build its lines to
and through any county that can show
where the investment will pay, and
whore the people are sufficiently inter
ested in tin- project to glvo a littlo
time rind labor in an effort to get the
The Idea is to gel the line to extend
from ClieenvHb to Laurens. via Simp
sonvllle, Fountain Inn. and then on to
Clinton and around by (Menu Springs
io Spartanburg. if the people ail
along this way wish to get their claims
before the promoters they will do well
io, attend the Meeting at Fountain Inn
on Friday of this week.
Prof. D. N. Harrow to Lecture.
Secretary (>. P. Godwin of the Lau
rens County Fanners' union announc
es thai Prof. I). X. P.arrow of Clemson
col logo will be in Laurens from Mon
day the 11th. of this month until Wed
nesday the ICth. and will deliver ad
dresses at the court house on farm
ing. All subjects of interest will be
treated In this series of lectures, and
the people will do \\f\t o hear them.
Glee Club Tliursdii) Night.
The Lyric dee club will entertain
the members of the School Lyceum
association on Thursday evening of
this week at the graded school audi
torium. The general admission is CO
(?(Mils. The quartette of young men
are recommended as strictly flrsl class
performers both in vocal and Instru
mental music, ami the entertainment
will dOtlbtloSS be of plea in*-' nature.
EVENTS OF A WEEK
1 IN SOCIAL CLINTON
Marriage of Mr. McNeil and
VARIOUS NEWS ITEMS
Many Parlies mill Social Ufiiirs En
liven Life in Hustling Neigh
('Union. Feb. 7til. Last TuOStlny af
ternoon Mr. McNeill and M'ss Lui'ft
Walker were married al the home o(
Dr. T. I- W. Bailey, a nephew of Iho
Inide. Iho Uev. ('. Lewis Fowler per
forming the ceremony In Iho prosence
of a number of frloiulH and relatives.
Mrs. Lawrence Bailey tendered Iho
newly married pair and a number of
guests a delightful wedding supper.
Mr. and Mrs. McNeill are at home in
the house owned by him Oil MUKgl'OVO
Last Friday afternoon little Miss
Todd celebrated her birthday with u
parly to willed a number of little peo
ple were invited.
Friday uftorpoon watt the occasion
of another pretty birthday party at
which young Miss L'lllh Hirsch gave a
number of boys and girls a happy af
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Hall of lluildor
Konvlllo, N. C. have been guestH of Mr.
and Mrs. .lohn T. Robertson lor the
past week or more.
Miss 101 i/a Horton of Columbia spent
the week-end with the Misses Mean.
1 Mrs, .1. n. Jacobs has recently re
' turned from a visit of several weeks
in Nasln lllo.
Mrs. Julia Grlifln is to visit rela
tives in Spartanburg this week.
Mr. Fred Mllum, an old Clinton boy,
and his wife have moved hero and will
occupy a house belonging to Mr. Henry
Voung. Mr. Mllnm is a skilled ma
chinist I rained in Biddeford Maine,
and will with Mr. A. I), Blakcly operate
a machine shop.
Mr. and Mrs. Ii. I Horton will spend
part of nexl week with friends in Clin
Master IIa rule Psrrott, who .muco
his mother's death has made I, is homo
in Cross Hill with Prof. (Menu Parrott,
visited tin- family of Mr. J. W. C>pc
land, Jr. this week.
The Itev. and Mrs. ('. Lewis Fowi M'
have perfected arrangements for it
tour to include Fgypt, Hie Holy Land,
and Constantinople. They sail In llvo
weeks. Their party Is a small one.
it includes Miss Sadie Phllson of Darl
ington, formerly of Clinton.
EDITOR HONEY It LSI UN'S.
\^ ill Become News Editor on News
and Courier .Next Mouth.
Mr. S. 10. Honey who has edited Tbo
i Advertiser for the past two years,
lacking a few weeks, has tendered his
re ignation, effective tin; last week In
iliis month. With reluctance the
management has accepted the resig
nation of Mr. Honey, regret ting his de
cision to sever his connection with
the paper which has been marked by
pleasant cordiality throughout.
lb- goes to Charleston about the first
of March, having accepted the position
of news editor on The News and ('our
lor, a place which he Is capable Of fill
ing to the satisfaction of all concerned.
The Adver! h er will w ish him well in
his new held of journalistic en I-avor.
CLARENCE WHITE IS DEAD.
Victim of Deplorable vecldent He Her*
eil of Suffering Tuesday.
Clarence I,. White, the young man
who was found unconscious in it ditch
near the Charleston \- Western Caro
lina railroad in the direction of Watts
mills, died at the home of his father
in tlw county at 10:30 o'c lock yester
day morning. The funeral and burial
services will be held this morning at
Harmony Baptist church, in Young's
A few days arter too accident, which
occurred on Sunday afternoon of last
Week, Mr. White was removed to his
father's Mr. Virgil A. While, homo
in the county, and placed under iho
care of nr. .1. it. Culbertson. Only
at times during the nine days thai he
llllgored did the young man regain
OCnsolousuesand then only for
Tie flniVof chairs and rockoTti that
we received a few days ago <? mtalned
a grenl many extra good vnlin and
we would like for you to see them
s m. i; ii. VVIIkes ft Co.