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PART ONE; PAGBS ONE TO EIGHT
Number of Cases HaveBeen
Disposed of Already.
MILAM IS CONVICTED
Shot W. M. Irl? and Found Guilty of
Assault nnd Battery With In
tend to Kill.
The spring term of general sessions
court for Laurens county was con
vened at 10 o'clock Monday morning,
with Judge Charles G. Dantzler of
Orangeburg on the bench. The other
officers of the court, Solicitor Cooper,
Stenographer Aull, Clerk Bolt, Sheriff
Owings nnd Court Crier Barksdale,
were at their respective posts and with
but little delay, incident to drawing
extra jury venires, the court was or.
ganized for business.
Seventeen members of the grand
jury answered to their names, Mr, J.
B. Adalr being unable to attend on ac
count of illness. Mr. .Alex Uramlett
of the City was drawn to serve in his
stead. Seven petit jurors drawn for
this term were absent or excused for
various reasons, whereupon the court
directed that fourteen extra jurors be
Mr. Collier Curry of Dials township,
one of the six holdover members, was
appointed by the court as foreman of
the grand jury, and the clerk was di
rected to swear In ttie members of this
In his charge, Judge Dantzler briefly
and concisely outlined the duty devolv
ing upon the grand jury as a hody and
the prerogative of each member in or
out of court during his term. The
functions of the body are not inquisi
torial, but due processes should be ex
hausted in order to properly pass on
all matters presented, and in their re
spective communities each member
may sometimes find a duty to perform,
suggested the judge.
Conviction in First Case.
The first case taken up Monday
was that of the state vs. J. M. VVinn,
Charged With violation of the dispen
sary law. Two separate counts were
submitted to the jury selling and
storing and keeping in possession for
unlawful purposes - and the jury rend
ered a verdict of guilty on the former.
Winn's attorneys, Messrs Cannon &
Blackwoll, gave notice of a motion for
Arthur Hill, colored, pleaded guilty
to violation of the dispensary law, and
was sentenced to pay a line of $100 or
to Berve thirty days.
Duck Byrd, colored, pleaded guilty
to a charge of house breaking and
larceny, nnd was sentenced to servo
Abe O'Sliielda, a young white man
was tried on Monday afternoon on the
charge of assault and battery with in
tent to kill. O'Sbields was working at
the Laurens cotton mill at the time
of the alleged assault In July of last
year, and it appears that his wife and
the little daughter of N. T. Curry, an
other employee of the mill, had somo
unpleasantness about, something the
little girl was charged with having
said about Mrs O'Shlebts. This led
to a fight between Curry and O'Sbields.
in which both were seriously cut.
The jury in tills case returned a
sealed verdict Monday night which
was opened upon the convening of
court Tuesday morning. O'Shlelds was
Jake I'.urnsides and John Lindsay,
both colored, pleaded guilty to house
breaking and larceny and received a
sentence each of one year on the chain
Parrott Milum ('use.
The first important case for this
term was next taken up, that of the
state against Parrott, Milain, ehnrged
with assault and battery with Intent
to kill, the Bhooting last fall of William
M. Irby who has not yet completely
recovered from the wound.
Tho defendant, the 10-year old son
of James L. Milam of the Holly drove
section of the county, was represented
by ui< hey & Rlchey, Solicitor Cnoner
conducting the prosecution, .Mi.
came i.i early and was joined by most
of the members of his family. Mr. ami
Mrs. Milam. with other relatives,
also occupied seats within the railing.
When the case was called the court
room was crowded with Interested
spectators and they remained until tho
close of tho trial.
The taking of testimony was com
pleted shortly after one o'clock, and
at 3:30, upon reconvening after the
noon recess, the arguments were he
gun, W. R. Rlchey, Jr., leading off for
the defence. Ho was followed hy his
father, and Mr. Cooper for tho state
concluded tho arguments.
Tho charge by the court occupied
I hut a short tlmo and the jury retired.
Within eleven minutes a verdict of
"guilty" was returned. Pending no
tice of a motion hy counsel for de
fense, sentence was not passed yester
Dr. W. D. Ferguson of Laurens and
Dr. T. L. VV. Bailey of Clinton, both
of whom attended Mr. Irby after the
shooting, were the first witnesses. The
character of tho wound was described,
both stating that tho entire scalp had
been torn away by the shot and the
skull fractured, thus causing, a few
days later, paralysis of the left arm
and leg and a slight paralysis of tho
tongue. Carried to Columbia for op
eration, the removal of the prosure on
the brain, which relieved paralysis;
not yet completely recovered but prom
ises to get well.
Mr. Irby was next called. Tie is
43 years of age and lives in the coun
ty. On Sunday afternoon, November 7,
last, just about sundown, was on way
i home from Sunday school, having lit
| tie two year old daughter in buggy
I with him when men by a negro woman
who called his attention to the fact
that the child was asleep, whereupon
he took baby in his lap, placing her on
his right side and driving with his
left hand. As lie came up to the Milain
home Parroti .Milam came out and call
ed to him to "hold up-" "I asked him
what he wanted," continued the wit
ness. "-n you, you cursed my dad
dy in town the other day and I am
going to kill you," was the reply. Wit
ness told him he did not, to call his
father and he would prove he was mis
taken. Defendant had shot gun in his
hand and as he raised It witness im
plored him "for God's sake not to shoot
my baby," meantime leaning forward
to protect the child and instantly Par
rott shot. He drove on 100 yards be
fore realizing what had occurred;
found tho child covered in blood, but
drove on home. Admitted that there
had been some unpleasantness be
tween himself and J. L. Milam some
Lila Taylor colored, coroborated
statement about tho baby being asleep
! in buggy.
Will Nelson, white, was coining up
the road and was within 1T."> yards of
the .Milam place when he heard Parrott
Milam calling "hold on Will Irby. bold
on there, I am tired of you running
over my folks, I am going to kill you.''
Witness did not hear reply, but was in
full view of both parties and saw Mil
Alsey Madden swore that some time
before shooting that .Milam had told
him he was going to shoot Irby on the
new cut road, but did not say why.
For the defense, J. L, Milam, father
of the defendant, was introduced as
the first witness. Did not see shoot
ing as was in lot milking the cow at
j time. Heard loud talking and curs
ing In front of house. Heard report
of gun about live minutes later.
John P. May, uncle of young Milain.
was in sitting room writing a letter.
He heard cursing and after Parrott
inui passed 'hroiigb bouse heard ro
port of gun. Heard Mrs. Milam say
lo some one in front yard "to nice on,
that they did not want any distur
ance there." Shooting over when he
got out In yard.
.Mrs. Milam. the mother, was in kit
chen cookin?.': supper when she heard
cursing out in front of house. Parrott
wns at the fall, Witness went to
front door and saw Irby. Told him
to go on as they wanted no trouble.
Parrott came through house and pass
ed by her. She went out and told Irby
again to go on home. Irby stooped like
be was going to get a pistol. Cursed
Parrott and said he was going to kill
him. Then Parrott shot. Did not see
baby In buggy.
The defendant was next sworn. On
day of shooting was at well drawing
water when Irby drove up. Irby call
ed to him to come out to road, "wanted
to frail the life out of him." Witness
j told him to go on, he wanted no fuss.
I : !,y drovo on in front of gate. Defend
| ant returned to house, Irby still curs
ing him, Mother had told Irby to drive
'; on. Defendant picked up gun and
j went out, thinking When Irby saw the
I gun he would go on off. Irby reached
down In foot of buggy for pistol and
said "I will kill you." As Irby rahftd
pistol to view defendant bred "to save
MR. FRANK B. TEAGUE
Young Farmer, Son of >V. L. Teague,
Found Dead, Seated on Harrow,
In Hie Yard.
Waterloo, March 15,?This entire
community was shocked and sadden
ed this morning on hearing of the
sudden and unexpected death of Mr.
Krank Ii. TeagUe last night at 7 o'clock
at his home 2 miles from Waterloo.
Mr. Teague was engaged in his farm
work all day Monday harrowing nnd
plowing. At sundown lie rode home
on a harrow and was found later by
members of Iiis family at the lot seat
ed on the barrow dead.
The deceased was 22 years of age
and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W,
li. Teague of this place. He is sur
vived by a number of sisters and broth
ers. He has one sister living in Co
lumbia, Mrs. W. A. Davis, and Mrs. Cid
Heliums, living at Barksdale is also
Mr. Teague was an industrious, bard
working young man and Iiis sudden
death, due to heart failure is a pro
found shock to his family and friends.
He is a member of the local camp?
Luthla Camp, No. 215, Woodmen of the
World and will he buried with Wood
men honors this evening at 3:30 o'
The family have the sympathy of
many friends in their bereavement.
Building Elegant Residence.
Mr. A. C. Todd lias given a contract
for the erection of a handsome two
story residence for himself on West
Main street. Mr. .1. II. Haddon of
Asheville is superintending the stone
work for the foundations and has the
contract for completing the building.
The ladies of the First Presbyterian
Church will have a cake sale at Todd
and Simpson's store Saturday. They
also wish to state that they will re
ceive orders for cakes at any time.
Notify Mrs. W. B. Childless or mem
bers of her band.
DEATH OF MRS. .1. P. CALDWELL.
Funeral and It ii rial Services Took
Place Saturday Afternoon*
Mrs. Margaret Caldwell, wife of Mr.
J. Pat Caldwell. one of the county's
most excellent citizens, died of paral
ysis at her home seven miles west of
the city last Friday night in the t'.Tth
year of her age. Saturday afternoon
at four o'clock tho funeral service,
conducted by Rev. w. D. ]lammet).
pastor, was held at Union (Quaker?
The deceased was a daughter of Mr.
Joel Blackwell who is now in bis 90th
year and is well known In Laurens,
(I reen wood and Abbeville counties,
Besides her husband, Mrs. Caldwell la
survived by two daughters. Mrs. Henry
Pitts and Miss Minnie Caldwell. and
three sons, Messrs William, Clifton
and Joseph Caldwell.
Mountville News Leiter.
Mountville, March 14.?The joint
public mooting of tho two literary so
cieties of the Mountville school, which
was postponed Friday on account of
the rain, will be hold this evening.
Tho subject lor debate is "Resolved
that South Carolina should support
higher education." This will be dis
cussed by eight pupils. The program
Includes other exercises also. Dr.
J. II. Miller of Cross Hill has accepted
an invitation to deliver an address on
(lie subject of hygiene. The school
anticipates a pleasant and profitable
Messrs W. B. Crisp and J. C. Miller
made a business visit to tho Fork sec
tion of the county last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mills Hunter of Green?
villo are here visiting the hitter's
mother, Mrs. Fannie Stokes.
Mr. Alsey Mitchell, who has been
teaching In North Carolina, Is again
at home, having finished his term of
Mr Lonnle Fellers and family and
Mr. Paul Fellers of Columbia are
spending a while with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Fellers.
Mr. Jesse M. Bryson, who lias been
in Columbia several weeks for treat
ment, returned home Sunday much
Improved. He had an operation per
formed for appendicitis.
Dr. F. s. War lick has returnod from
an extended social and business trip
to sections in North Carolina.
Gardening and some crop prepara
tion has been done. Small grain lias
mit r.,i n wahv ,i?nmi?i..~
ORA SOCIAL NEWS
AND OTHER NOTES
Enjoyable Birthday Tarty?Two Other
Entertainments?He v. Mr.
Blnkciy at Home.
Orn, March 14.?Tho Ora people ore
looking forward with pleasure to tho
recital which will be given in the near
future by Miss Allen's music pupils.
MlsseB .Nannie and Lizzie McClln
tock are on an extended visit to rela
tives in Spartanburg.
Rev. W. A. Blakely who has been in
ill health for boiuq time has rcovorod
and Is now at home with his brother,
Mr. W. B. Hlakely.
A most enjoyable social affair was
the six o'clock dinner given by Mrs.
J. L. McClintock to celebrate tho birth,
day of her son, John Hunter. Tho
dining room was lovely in Its appoint
ments. A jardiniere of ferns surround
ed by violets on a green bed formed
the centerpiece of the table. Not the
least of the attractions for the child
ren was the birthday cake containing*
eight tiny candles. The menu con
sisted of turkey and nil the good
things that go with it. Beside the
Children, .lohn Hunter invited the fol
| lowing older friends to enjoy tho ev
ening with him. Mr. and Mrs. D. II.
Crier, Misses Euphemia Thompson and
Lucy Allen and Mr. W. M. Bryson.
Dr. Brimm fo Clinton preached In
the Presbyterian church yesterday; in
the morning and in tho afternoon..
Mr. J. Y. Brysoil is expected homo
this week for the opening of the new
bank at Hnoree of which he has been
Miss Eliza McDtll was hostess at a
delightful tea given recently, Those
enjoying her hospitality were: Mr.
and Mrs. B. 11. Crier and children,
Misses Lucy Allen, Euphemia Thomp
son and Panic Nabors of Laurens.
Misses Bessie and Mamie Dyrd en
tertained three tables of "42" players
Friday evening. Violets and daffodils,
harbingers of spring, decorated the
rooms and added to the pleasure of tho
1 merry party.
CROSS HILL HAPPENINGS.
Ittiuawny Accident But So One Was
Injured Other Hems.
Cross HIM. March M. -Tlioro set ins
to be quite an epidemic of Grippe In
town. This correspondent has been
laid up with it for nearly two weeks.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. I).
Nance, also a child of Mr. Mid Mrs.
Edgar Hill are seriously ill with pneu
A good many pcoplo took advantage
of the good weather last week and
planted garden seed, pot does etc.
Yesterday evening Mr. .). t). Denny
was coining to town and Stopped at.
a house to give bis horse water, a
dog ran out. frightened his horse and
caused it to run away. The buggy was
badly broken up. Mr, Denny was not
hurt and the horse, escaped without
Miss Llda Itudd lost a valuable lock
et and old fashioned gold chain be
tween the Methodist church and Pres
byterian seminary yesterday afternoon.
Any one finding it will ho reward? d
if they will return It to her.
Misses Kate and Anne Austin, also
Mr. Sye Lcnman were over from Clin
ton Saturday and Sunday.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Llvor
Tablets are F?a'o, fupe nail reliable,
and have? been praised by thousands of
women who have been restored to
health through their gentle aid and
curative properties. Sold hy Laurens
IteVt Mr. Fowler Goch Vbroad.
Clinton. March Hi, Sunday the Rev.
C. Lewis Fowler preached farwoll ser
mons at bis own church and by Invi
tation of Dr. Jacobs at the Thorn well
During the next, three months ho
will be absent and bis pulpit will be
tilled by visiting ministers.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Fowler and Miss Sadie
Phllson left Monday afternoon for New
York tO sail from there for Egypl and
'the Holy Land. They will return
j through Europe, visiting a number of
j the chief points of Interest on that
Dentil of Miss Janifl Speiice,
Clinton, March 15. -Miss Janlo
SpenOO, a most Competent and beloved
matron of the ThornweH orphanage,
died at the Faircbild Infirmary Mon
day morning about 10 o'clock.
Rho was well on Sunday and attend
ed Sunday school and two church ser
vices. Early Monday morning she was
found by the little girl who makes the
morning fires lying unconscious in the
turn on the electric lights. she was
moved to the Infirmary at once and
never regained consciousness.
The physicians are not certain what
was the cause of death, but It seems
to have been something like apoplexy.
The news was at once conveyed to
her relatives and her brother, Mr. Dav
id Spence of Chester, reached here on
the noon train and left with the body
at half- past two,, for tho family home
BEST THING OF THE YEAH.
The Tableau, "Auiit Jei'?nba'fl Family
Albuin," Friday Night
You want to be at the Graded School
auditorium Friday night. March 18th.
One of the best performances ever giv
en there will be the attraction.
The program will be made up of
vocal and instrumental music, recita
tions and the laughable tableau, "Aunt
Jerusha's Family Album," by some of
our best local talent. Those who do
not get as many laughs as they want
can get their money back.
Tickets on sale at Fleming Bros,
jewelry store and tho I.aureus Drue,
Co. Prices 15 and cents. Pari of
the pi'OCCdS will be given to the school
1 library fund. The entertainment has
been arranged by tie ladies of tho
Detter go. We've seen it in re
hearsal and it is all right. Bosl thing
Of the year, so far.
The curtain rises at S. I'. M.
Every Old Thing Made New
Old Kitchen-chairs, benches, lawn
swings, porch furniture will re(|Uiro
only a small can of our Domestic Paint
in open mouth cans to make them look
' like new.
Go! it from .1. II. & M. L. Nash. Lau
rens; .1. W. Copelnnd <t Co., Clinton
A Matter of History.
It c osts millions of dollars, and thir
ty-live years time in work, to prove
conclusively that sclenllllcally made
paint, is sup< rlor to the old method of
making paint by hand mixing with a
stick in a pot; a few gallons at a time.
The I.. & M. Paint la scientifically made
by machinery with only the finest
White Zinc and White Dead made from
metal, und purest Linseed Oil. its use
saves costly labor, and the many mil
lions of gallons used throughout the
. United Slates proves it. Sold by .1. 11.
& M. D. Nash. I ,n arena; .1. W. Copelnnd
& Co., Clinton.
Make Your Carriage or Ilugg) New.
(let about one dollars worth of D. K
M. Carriage Varnish Paint in any col.
or. You can make a buggy look as
fresh and HOW ns when just from the
Got it from .1. II. M. D. Nash. Lau
rens; .1. W. Copolaild K- Co., Clinton.
Clinton Merchants Organize.
Clinton. March 15.- Twenty-six bus
iness men of Clinton met last night
and organized a Merchants' Protective
association. If. I.. Bailey was elected
president, W. 10, Pell, vice-president,
and II. D. Henry, secretary and trcas
Steps were taken to secure a visit
from Mr. Mel.tire of Greenwood who
has been one of the leaders, in a sim
ilar movement in his town. Commit
tees were appointed to visit mere bants
not represented at tin- meeting and in
vite their co-operation, and to visit
neighboring towns and communities
for the same purpose.
The Intention is to unite later with
: the county association.
litiurens SVns'n,:. VppSicunfs?
The county pension hoard yesterday
practically finished its work, and the
following roporl is taken from the
record: number of deaths since last
report. 20; transferred to otlidr coun
ties'; one; transfers to this county, one;
raised to higher Classen, 8; now appli
cations approved, 21; new applications
not approved, .">; total number of pen
sioners for this county. l!7."..
Mr. Adolph Shnyor has sold bin pool
room business to Mr. Guy Todd.
Mr. A. P. Moore of Clinton was In
the city yesterday.
Mr. .lames P. I thy of Columbia was
here; yesterday for tho Parrott Milam
Dr. P. P.. Gllkcrson of Princ e ton was
in town Monday.
Building operations have already
commenced out on the North Laurens
? suburb, and within a short time thoro
will probably be a number of houses
i going up in that locality.
Mr. ike Katz of Birmingham, Ala.,
is in the city In charge of A iheildorf's
? bin 13 d i> s sale,
Miss Brnni of Chester win \isit
Miss .Toslo Sullivan this week.
Store Htiraed at KfHarris,
Tho store of Mr. Man OxnOf at Kin
ards was destroyed by lire Friday
night. Mr. Oxnor'a loss has been es
timated at $r..0h<?. The fire Is thought
' to have been of Inoondlnrv nrialn
Interested In Getting C. C.
& O. Railroad.
TIME NOW OPPORTUNE
Committees Appointed mid Oilier Mat
ters Presented nod Discussed
l?j Different Townsmen.
Clinton, March 15. The largest
crowd of business men for years at
tended the citizens mass meeting held
In the city hall last Friday night. Dr.
.1. 1). Austin was made chairman and
11. I). Henry secretary of the meeting.
Mr. W. 10. Owens stated that tho
object of the meeting was to devise
some plan by which we could induce
the C. C. & O. railroad to come to
Clinton. Mr. Owens made some re
marks touching on this project and
slated that Mr. .1. F. Jacobs, chairman
of a certain committee nppolnted by
the Business League, to conler with
certain railroad olllcinlH on tin subject,
would make a report, a.; to the Infor
, matlon he had in r< gard to tl is matter.
Mr. .1. F Jacobs made a pretty full
report as to the encouraging infor
mation he bad been able to gather, al
though nothing, dull Ii I to as to this road
coining into ('Union has been done.
Mr. Owens suggested that he thought,
the time now proper, to give these
people (C. C. & D.l an invitation to
Come to Clinton, and be also suggested
that a delegation of seven business mon
of this town be nppolnted to go before
tin- president of (ho road and con for
With him as to tin' matter. His sug
gestion was put in tho form of a mo
tion and the following committee was
appointed: Messrs M. S. Ilnllcy, .1. 'I'.
J Robertson, J. s. Craig, J. F Jacobs, W.
M. McMillan, Dr. \V. A. HI.amis, W. 10.
Owens. It. '/.. Wright and .1. \V. I.eake.
Mr. Owens also suggested that a
committee be appointed to look after
matters relating to tho proposed trol
ley. His suggestion iu11 with hearty
approval and was made In tho form of
a motion resulting in I ho appointment
of the following: Dr. V. A. Shands,
, .1. A. Italley, I.. 11. I Hllnrd, I). W. M.
Mason, C. VY. St<ill >, : nil J, W. Copo
1 Dr. .1. Dillard .'. ol k made n very
Interesting, Instructive, and Important
talk along lh<> lines of looking Into and
provlslng plans foi n t ubllc park for
(Minion, Dr. Jacob covered the ground
so thoroughly I hi I ii moi with (ho
hearty approval oi ??> ll present, and oth
ers made encouraging remarks on tho
subject, after which a moiion was
made and carried that the chairman
ask the mayor, (ho president of tho
Rnsllicss League and tie- pre. id' nt <if
tho civic League each to appoint two
members from their respective bodes
to act as a committee of six to look af
ter ibis Important matti r, "a I'ublio
Mr. W. O. Roberts taking the oppor
tunity of having so many bm inesfi men
together at OlICO, brought bofoi'0 them
tho great need of laving a IhlsincSH
Men's Protective association, this mat
Lot' was heartily endorsed by nil bus
iness men present and nnolhor meet.
Ing was announced for tho perfecting
<)?' some plans by Which same might
be organized hero.
Mr. .1. F Jacobs made (his also nil
opportune time to throw some iiion
"ltou(|uols" nl I he city council, <i lug
resolutions which were passed, ?? lug
the hearty appreciation of al| tii 'lin
(Ofl people In the r outicll in tl" ' 'im
provement ,s f,n the strei is, I ho o| nlng
Of much needed now streets, and the
good judgmonl generally which they
had displayed (lining their fldinillls
t rat ion.
HAD PIRK AT LAMORP.
Throe stores Destroyed Monday Night,
Causing Loss of 98,000?
At II o'clock Monday night Uro
destroyed three store rooms and two
Blocks of goods at Lanl'ord, entailing
n loss estimated at $8,000. The prin
cipal losers are Messrs J. M. Fleming
i and O. L. Ltuiford whose, stores, to
gether with contents, wont up in
smoke. The oti.er building burned,
a vacant Stororootn, belonged to Mrs.
R. P. Ml|am of this city.
The origin of tho fire is not known,
it is understood that proporty was
Ml ? Lllllo Strlcklor returned to her
homo In Richmond Thursday aftorrtoofj
alter a delightful \ i: it to her sister,
j Mrs. c. F. Rankln.