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NEXT MONDAY WEEK
Sessions Will Be Held By
THE IMPORTANT CASES
Those Include the Mllam-Irby Assault
Charge and the Jesse Fuller
The spring term of general sessions
court for Laurens county will be con
vened on Monday, March 14. The
term will last only a week, and will
be held by Judge Cbas. G. Dantzler of
ornngeburg. The docket so far shows
the entry of but three murder cases
since the lnst session.
Two of these charges are against ne
groes, the other being that of John
Irby Fuller, an 18-year-old white
youth who shot and killed his father,
.Jesse V. Fuller, a well known farmer
of the county, thrco months ago. The
shooting of Fuller by his son was the
result, it is alleged, of frequent family
quarrels and fights, culminating on
the morning of November 2G in what
is claimed to have been a brutal at
tack upon Mrs.- Fuller by her husband.
John Irby Fuller and a younger broth
er. Wash Shell Fuller, were witnesses
to the attack, and, after warning his
father not to shoot or strike his mother
again, John Irby fired upon the fath
er as the latter faced him with drawn
pistol and with the declaration and
throat that ho intended to clean up
the whole family. The trial of this
case will attract much interest, and
there may be some developments hith
erto unknown to the public as the case
Another important case docketed for
the approaching term is that of Par
rott Milam, who is charged with as.
sault and battery with intent to kill
Milam is a son of James L, Milam or
the Holly drove section of the county,
and is about 22 years old. Milam shot
Willam M. Irby as the latter was re
turning from Sunday school, accom
panied by his little two-year-old
daughter, on the afternoon of Novem
ber 7, last. The shooting occurred in
the road Immediately in front of James
MHam's home. Mr. Irby was danger
ously wounded and for several weeks
hope of his recovery continued In
doubt. The entire charge of shot took
effect In Irby's head, tearing away the
scalp and fracturing the skull. To was
taken to a hospital, where a very diffi
cult operation was performed. Mr.
Irby 's a member of one of the most
prominent Laurens families and the
attack made upon his life caused quite
a* sensation In this section. When the
case comes to trial there will be on
hand interested friends from every
quarter of the county, for the Milams
are also widely known.
Tho negroes who will have to an
swer to murder Indictments are Will
Gray, Will Harris and Clove Thomp
son who are charged with killing a
negro from Woodruff some time last
fall at Double Springs church, in
Youngs township; George Martin for
killing another negro named Dean,
during the Christmas holidays, near
M. B. Poole's' in Scuflltown township.
There are fifteen prisoners In jail,
held on various charges, and there
are probably that \any cases on bond
for the approaching session.
The following grand jurors, the first
s|x being hold-over members from
last year, will serve this year: I. D.
Woods. R. G. Wallace, W. G. Doflemon,
W. C. Mitchell, D. M. Williams, W. C.
Curry, John E. Adalr, F. L. Hramblo't.
11. I). Henderson, P. B. Bailey, w\ II.
Moore, I'. K. Abercromble. C. T. Mon
roe, A. R. Whltford, T. M. Adalr, W. A.
Pool, J. Warren Dolt, L. D. Curry.
Laurens township?A. Huff, J. II.
Doyd% J. J. Glenn, G. B. Bundrick, Dick
Owlngs, Y. S. Gllker8on, R. G. Franks,
J. C. Owlngs, J. R. Ellis, A. F. Coleman
j)jftl?(j, ij. Shell, John O. Ilellama,
W. R. Putman, W. M. Henderson.
Waterloo?Sam E. Wllllamg, M. I).
Mitchell, W. E. Coper, J. R. Elledge,
J. C. Martin, J. L. Anderson, J. A.
Youngs?E. E. Guinn, S. R. Dorroh,
J. A. Fowler, R. M. Parson. L. M.
Jacks?G. C. Young. W. J. Henry.
Sullivan?T. J. Crawford, S. 10. El
Hunter?T. E. Prlggs. J. D. Hell, R.
j. McCravy, J. S. Hoi lugs worth.
Scuflltown?R. T. Cunlngham.
TO MEAT AND LARD
A Discriminating: Burglar Visits A
Cross Hill Cltiien's llomo
Cross Hill, Feb. 28th.?A thief en
tered the home of Mr. W. H. Bryson '
iast Tuesday night and took meut and
lard from the store room, then enter
ed Mr. Bryson's bedroom while he
slept and took money from his pants
pocket. A pretty bold thiefl
Mr. Pat Madden hua been quite sick
the last week.
Policeman Koon has been kept .'n
some days with grippe.
Appropriate exercises were held last
Tuesday, the 22nd at the school au
ditorium at 10 o'clock A. M. and quite
a crowd enjoyed the entertainment
in the evening. The spelling bee was
an interesting feature. Mrs Lena
Puckett and Mr. W. B. Fuller chose
sides. They had quite a large class,
only the people of the town taking
part. The teachers and pupils were
not chosen. I.Irs. G. W. Hollingsworth
won the prize as L^est speller. A nice
sum was realized from the entertain
Among the visitors here on the 22nd
were the Misses Calhoun of Greenwood
county and Misses Addison and Gal
phin of Ninety Six.
Mrs. T. B. Coleman and Mrs. W. C.
Hagood of Greenwood were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Leaman Wed
nesday and Thursday.
Doctors Miller, Peak, and Owens
attended the Health Conference in Co
lumbia last Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. Robert Witherspoon and Col.
Lindsay of Guthrevllle enjoyed two
days huniting birds with the Messrs
Hill last week.
Mrs. Lizzie Bryson fell from the
door step a few days ago and sprained
her ankle. She is suffering great pain
and it Is feared that some bones may
A family in town where there are
several children, when a child is fever
ish or cross it is usually suggested
that it be given a dose of calomel for
It must be sick. The baby was crying
and the gradmother scolded little four
year old and told her that she must
mind the baby. Little four year old
went to her mother and said, "Mam
ma I think you ought to give Dranma
a dose of talomcl, she is as cross as
she can be."
NEW ASSOCIATION FORMED.
Laurens Dairy and Live Slack Men
The Laurens Dairy and Live Stock
association was organized yesterday
at a meeting held in the court house
and attended by representative farm
ers interested in stock raising in the
The meeting was presided over by
Dr. Hugh K. Alken, president of the
Laurens chamber of commerce, and af
ter the purpose of the meeting had
been stated, the convention was ad
dressed by R. R. "Welch, field agent
in South Carolina of the Dairy Divi
sion of the Agrimultural Department
at Washington, and T. E. Keitt, assis
tant chemist at Clcrason college. Mr.
Welch devoted his remarks to stock
raising and dairying in this section,
while Mr. Keitt told something about
the use and benefits of comerclal fer
The association was organized with
W. D. Byrd as president, John D. W.
Watts, vice-president; John Wade
Anderson, secretary and treasurer. A
committee composed of A. B. Darks
dale, W. D. Byrd and J. D. w. Watts,
was selected to draft a constitution
and by-laws and also arrange program
for the next meeting which will be
held early In .May.
Oakvllle, March 1?The people of
Mount Pleasant are preparing for a
box super and entertainment.
The Oakvllle BChool will close with
in another month as the tru&feotl are
going to erect a new school house.
Mr. Will Mundny and family spent
Sunday with Mr. J. C. McDanlel.
The condition of Mr. Hilly Reld who
has been sick for some time is not any
Master Wellie Fowler Brant Sunday
with his litle friend. Willie Held.
The Rev. J. Martin of Cross Hill and
Mr. J. W. Fowler of the Mount Pleas
ant section, were pleasant visitors to
this section last Saturday.
W. O. W. Meeting.
Laurens Camp Nc OS. W. 0. W. will
hold a special meeting Thursday ev
ening, March 3rd at eight o'clock for
the purpose of conferring degroes.
LAUBENS OBCHESTBA BENEFIT.
Delightful Program Bendered luder
Direction of Prof. Harn? dl.
Music lovers were given a treat Fri
day evening at the city opera house, In
the skilful rendition of an exceedingly
charming program by the Laurens
Orchestra. Prof. Wm. O. Bnrnwell, di
rector. The orchestra Is computed of
eight of the pupils of Prof. Barnwell.
They have been In rehearsal about two
months and although amateurs they
showed much ability and muslclanly
understanding of the compositions
they played. 1
One of the selections, an overture,
was a descriptive piece and called into ,
use a number of nov;l effect-; to bo
done by the Tran Drummer, such as
tambourine, oaataae's, horse hoof ef
fects and the firing of a pistol. Mr.
Thos. Dolt is the orchestra drummt,-.
He's a wonder; he said he wouldn't,
but he did. He fired that pistol and
scared everybody Including the or
chestra Itself?and got an encore?and
he fired It again.
The house was full. Extra chairs
had to be called into service and plac
ed in the aisles.
FIBST OF ITS KIM) EVER HELD.
( onimuter Outlines Tentative Plain
For Continuing Work.
Columbia, S. C.?Men and women of
character and influence representing
many parts of the state and many of
the leading industries, activities, and
other interests of South Carolina's I
citizens made up the first conference
called In any state for the conserva- i
tlon of public health. The meeting
closed In this city truly made history '
for not alone South Carolina, but for
the states of the Suoth and the states
of the North as well.
Those present were impressed deep
ly by the high type of the presenta
tion of health problems offered by the
various speakers and they were much
influenced by the broad vision, hopeful
yet statesman-like, with wich the
speakers and the officers of the con
ference faced the intricate fabric of
community life, which is touched at
so many points by the group of filth
diseases which are a shame to mod
ern civilization and without justiflc*
tion in a 20th century community.
The vitally significant feature of the
conference was the presentation of
what was known as a "tentative out
lino of a programme or policy for pub- '
lie health education, and administra
tion in South Carolina." This was of
fered by a oommltUe including Pres
ident s. C. Mitchell of the University
of South Carolina. Dr. .f. W. Babcock
of the State Hospital for the Insane,
and W. E. Gonzales, editor of The ,
State. These men outlined a pro
gramme for all the people with a view
to adequate and effective organization
of health machinery for the State and
for insuring the cooperation of all the i
people which would make that machin
ery effective. It was a very unusual '
document, without precedent in the
health history of the country. This
conference was held In connection
with the American tuberculosis exhi
bition, tho traveling exhibit for the
National association for the study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Tax Time Extended.
Monday was the last day for the 1
payment of taxes for the city of Lau
rens. During the entire day the city
clerk was busy taking in money and
writing receipts ami the office was
thronged with those who wanted to
pay. Previous to Monday, practically
no city (axes had been paid and at
the close of the day not exceeding 10
per cent, had been collected.
This is probably largely accounted
for In the fact that the time limit had
not been sufficiently advertised and
had been over looked by many. In
view of this fact and further in view
of the fact that many were in the
ofllco and wanted to pay but wero un
able to get waited upon, at a meeting
of the council Tuesday night, the time
was extended for a few days in order
that the citizens should have the op
portunity to pay the taxes without
Clyde Fowler III in Augusta.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Fowler are In
Augusta, Ca.. at the bed side of their
son, Mr. Clyde Fowler who was taken
suddenly 111 with an attack of pneumo
nia last Saturday. Acordlng to the
latest news there sooms to have been
very little change in his condition in
tho last twenty four hours. Young
Mr. Fowler is a student at a commer
cial school In Augusta, having en
tered this college since Christmas.
WHO Ml VIEW OF THE CENSUS.
No Harm Cnn come to Any Person
Who Answer? The Questions.
Washington. D. C.
March 2, 1910.
Letters from the census spervlsors
to the Vnlted States Census Bureau ,
show the erroneous apprehension of i
a considerable clement of the popula- 1
Lion that their answers to the eiuim
erators questions in the next census,
beginning April 15, this year, will
?auac Increased taxation, legal en
tanglements, or injurious consequen- '
see to their persons and property.
In order to quiet such unfounded
fears, which would, unless removed,
materially affect the accuracy of the <
census, the bureau hns prepared an
official statement relative to the do
ccnnial census, ita origin, purpose, 1
This statement should furnish com
plete assurance to those concerned
that information given the enumera- '
tors is held by the Census Bureau in ',
the strictest confidence with reference
to the identity of the Informants, as
required by the policy of the bureau
and commanded by the law of the
The bureau earnestly hopes that
clergymen, priests, physicians, school
teachers, employers, and other pub
lic-spirited citizens who come in con
tact with large numbers of people, will
cooperate with the bureau by telling
persons who are believed to entertain
erroneous (.pinions of the census the
real facts and urging them to give
full replies to the enumerators. Teach
ers are particularly requester to speak
of the census to the school children
and ask them to tell their parents
The statinem issued by the bureau
explains that the Constitution requires
a census of the population to be taken
every ten years in order to reappor
tion state representation in the Na
tional House of Representatives. It
is the means also to ascertain the in
crease in the population, agriculture,
industries, nnd resources of the nation
since the last census.
it is emphatically declared, by the
statement, that the Information sought
from the people of the United States is
used solely for general statistical pur
poses. It will neither be published nor
used in any other way to disclose facts
regarding any Individual or enterprise.
The census, it goes on to say, is not,
never has been, and can not be em
ployed to obtain Information that can
bo used in any way in the assessment
of property for purposes of taxation or I
the collection of taxes, either national,
state, or local; or for deportation pro
ceedings, extradition measures, army
or navy conscription, internal-revenue ;
investigations, compulsory school at
tendance, child-labor law prosecutions, I
guarantlne regulations, or in any way
to affect the life, liberty or property
of any person.
It points out that replies to the enu
merators are and must be held by the
Census Bureau in strict and absolute
confidence. All th*> bureau officials,
supervisors, supervisors' clerks, enu
merators, and Interpreters, before en
tering upon their duties, are obliged
to take a solemn oath not to disclose
any information they may obtain, ex
cept to the Census Bureau, and :i vio
lation of the United S4ates law In re
gard to this oaths means a $1.000 fine
or Imprisonment for two years, or
both, In the discretion of the court.
Laurens Pos (mastership.
It is understood that Mrs. .lames A.
Copeland of ibis city is a possibility
for the position of postmaster here.
She recently visited Washington with
the view, It is understood, of ascertain
ing the situation relative! to the ap
pointment and her chances of secur
lng tiie plum. She has been given
much encouragement by different in- '
Ouentlal friends. In the state and In
Washington, and In the event Postmas
ter McCravy is not reappointed she 1
will be an active aspirant for the po- '
a Spartanburg newspaper last week
had the following to say of Mrs. Cope
land in this connection:
"Mrs. J, A. Copeland is being spok* 1
en of In conectlon with the appoint. 1
ment to the office. Mrs. Copeland , :
is a woman of fine practical business
senao and of the highest character.'
She is capable of discharging the
duties of the ofllce In nn acoptablc \
manner both to the patrons nnd to i
the postofflcc department. Mrs.
Copeland is now In Washington to (
iook after the matter at that end." <
KILLING OF DOGS
HAS AROUSED CITY
Wholesale Poisoning of Those Aulnmls
Hus Been In Progress Several
Buys?JInd Bog Scare.
It Is reported that not lesB than 100
logs have been poisoned in l.aureus
luring the pabt two weeks. Twenty
3dd were gathered up and hauled off
Monday and Tuesday. The perpetra
tors of these deeds possibly think that
they are doing the public a service.
Possibly so, but the principle 1b all
wrong and the offenders should be
:aught and punished If possible. There
is a standing reward of $100 offered
by the city for evidence to convict and
that should Inspire disinterested par
ties to aid the police In bringing the |
offenders to justice.
The value of a dog depends upon
the view point. The average man
thinks his own the more valuable and
the law recognizes all of equal val
jc. So long as the owner pays tho
required tax his dog is entitled to the
city's protection, unless It be a nuis
mce or a menace to the public safely.
In which case the officers of the law -
have, or should have a right to kill it. |
This wholesale slaughter of canines
Is the result of the fact that two weeks
igo a dog belonging to Mr. VY. E. Mc
Slintock of Ora was killed in Laurens
after it had bitten a number of <lo^s.
The head of the animal was sent to
Atlanta for examination, and the ex
pert promptly reported that tin? dog
liad rabies or hydrophobia. This has
been confirmed, for Chief Bagwel) re
ceived a card Sunday from Mr. Mc
t'lintock stating that a hog of his
which was bitten by this same dog
went mad Saturday.
In several Instances the owners of
the bitten dogs have not killed them
but are keeping them in confinement
with a view of determining for a cer
tainty as to whether it was mad.
Tho McCllntock dog it is understood, j
was bitten several months ngo and
was confined to await developments.
After a reasonable time. Mr. McClin
Lock was reassured, and just as the
Others may do released his dog, and
in due course of time rabies developed. 1
OIL FROM SOY BE A XS.
Pests Were So Satisfactory Thai 2ft,000
Tons Have Been Contract
Following closely upon editorial
suggestions by different newspapers,
together with information furnished
LllO press by Col. .1. C. St Hiding of
Pendleton, comes tho announcement
that the Suinter Cotton Oil Co s plant
lias been experimenting with tho
BrU8hlllg the SOja or soy beans, and
the results of the experiments were
highly satisfactory. A fine grade of j
Dil was extracted -claimed by some
to be belter than cotton seed oil. The
by-product Is more valuable as a
stock food than the cotton seed hulls
und meal. There Is no hulling of the
beans, but the whole contains a high
per cent, of protein.
The Sumter Oil mill has bought
2f>,000 tons of beans from Mississippi
And Louisiana for use this summer.
The soy bean will grow in this !
section, and Is a great soil improver.
It is a legume and stores nitrogen in
the soil, taking it from the atmosphere.
If this business devclopos, as it
mould, this section will have another
valuable money crop.
The beans have been planted around
9umter for several years. They grow
nbout three feet tall and are prolific
bearers. Some have planted them in
vacant places in tin; cotton lields. ami
Others have planted them broadcast
Tor forage. As a stock food they are
i good ration by themselves for tho
winter time when stock is not at work.
Mow that a market is holng opened up
or the beans, there should bo no more,
western hay brought in. for a better
lay than that shipped here is a by
iroduct of the bean industry.
The farmers in this section will
Patch the development of this busi
less, and may take a hand In it.? An
lei son Dally Mail.
Mrs. M. ('. Stoart.
Mrs. M. C. Stuart who died In Groon
?llle last Sunday had a number of rel
itlvos and friends in Laurens. Her
?emalns wi re carried to Ninety Six
?esterday for burial.
At the Hendersonvlllo school. Stillt
an township, an old fashioned hot
(Upper will be given on Friday, March
Tho proceeds are for tho benefit
n' the school library. The public Is
?ordlally invited to attend.
Services Were Held Sunday
!n New Edifice.
TWO FINE SERMONS
Pastor and Congregation Happy Over
tho Return to Their Place of
After a lapse of Beveral inonthB tho
congregation of tho FiiBt Baptist
church worshipped Sunday morning
for the first lime in their newly ro
modeled church edifice, and in tho
evening dedicatory services were held,
both meetings being attended by largo
audiences, many members of sl?tor
churches lending their presence at
the night service. Both sermons of
the day were preached by the pastor.
Rev. William E. Thayer. At the even
ing service Rev. L. P. McQee, pastor of
the First Methodist church, and Rev.
10. (\ Watson .pastor of Chestnut Rldgo
itabun Creek and other Baptist churoh
es, occupied seats on the rest rum and
participated in the exercises, both
offorlng ferverant invocations. Mr.
Thayer selected as \i\y, theme "Tho
Living Church of Clod; Its Meaning
and Menace." ami for depth of thought,
and inspiring earnestness his dia
cout'80 on thlH occasion probably sur
passed any of his past efforts. Indeed
there was inspiration in evory part
of the service, in tho songs, prayers
and sermon, and the audience was an
interested, sympathetic one.
While the work on the building was
in progress, by the courtesy of tho
board of trustees of the city schools,
the congregation of the First church
had the use of the graded school audi
torium, for which a resolution of
thanks was most heartily voted at
Sunday morning's service. The Pres
byterian bl'Otheren were also thanked
for the accomodation of storing the
furniture in their building during
those mouths of building.
As remodeled and refurnished tin;
First church represents n total cost
approximating $30,000. Less than 20
years ago a new church building was
erected, but the need of larger quarters
has been felt for several years. Last
summer plans were decided upon for
the enlargement of the building and
the work commenced in July, It
Is now practically finished. Tho
church and Sundn. school . iidltorlum?
were converted Into one, while n new
auditorium for Sunday school and oth
er purposes, together with nine class
ruins, were added, thus giving a seat
ing capacity of over, Lotio, and ade
quate facilities for all church demands
When tin> stale I3aptlst convention
meets here next December the 300 or
400 delegates thereto will lind the
First church one of the most conven
ient, as well as one of the handsomest
in tho stale.
The building committee, with Mr.
C. ) i. Roper as chairman, was com
posed of the board of deacons and two
other lending members of tin: First
iroh, Mossrs M. H. Fowler and C.
K. Kennedy. The deacons are Messrs
C. II. Roper. C. B. Hobo, .lohn M.
Iludgcns, L. s. Fuller, it. a. Cooper,
John a. Pranks, J. s. Bennett, and Dr.
A. J. Christopher.
Mr. Thayer, the beloved pastor, re
joices with his llock over the near
complotlon of the work, for he has
been enthusiastic in his cooperation
with the committee i:i carrying the
plan to a successful issue.
Will Select Representative.
On the evening of March II tint
boys of (he high school department,
of the Cray Cottrt-OwlngS institute
will hold a preliminary oratorical con
test f >r the purpose of selecting a
representative to the doclnlmors1 con*
test which will be held in this citN
April 22. There will bo six contest
ants for the honor, as follows: ('has.
Garrison, Bills Gray, Archie smith.
Warren Curry, Marvin Robertson, and
Special Meeting Tomorrow Night,
a spocinal meeting of the Merchants
Protective ami Credit association of
Laurens county, will be held tomor
row night in the quarters of tho
ShnmbOr of commerce. All the mer
lin nts of the county interested in tho
association are expected to attend, aw
Messrs. Johnson of Virginia and Mc
'lure of Greenwood, state organizers,
IVlIl be present and will have some
thing to say on the progress of tho
work, Its scope and benefits.