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The "Briars" Met Saturday
at Durbln Church.
THE DAY'S EXERCISES
Appropriate Mnslc nnd Earnest Ad
??r 'dresses?Comrades of Three Com
mnnds Enjoy tlie Occasion.
The 24th annual reunion of the sur
vivors of companies "E," 14th S. C.
"(}." (Laurens Briars) of the Third
regiment and "E" of the Third bntalion
was held at Durbln Creek church last
Saturday, April 16. The weather was
pleasant and there was in nttendanco
quite a large crowd. There wore pres
ent ton survivors of the Laurens
Briars, nine of whom were of the first
enlistment; six of Co. "E" 3rd Battal
ion and twelve of Co. "E", 14th Regi
The exercises, which were held in
the large and comfortable church
building, were presided over by Judge
O. G. Thompson, and wore opened with
prayer offered by Rev. Q. W. Bussey
of Fountain Inn, himself a gallant sur
vivor of he Confederacy. Appropriate
and inspiring music was furnished by
a choir composed of the young ladies
and gentlemen of Darbin and led by
Veteran Sam Stewart. Bloasing fea
tures in this connection wore two war
time songs by Veteran Stewart, and
"Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel"
by Veteran John Jones.
The first speaker of the day was
Col. Joseph N. Brown of Anderson,
the first captain of Co. E, 14th South
Carolina, afterwards the brave colonel
of the 14th regiment. Col. Brown is
a man of large business responsibili
ties and connections, yet he is never
too busy when these reunions come to
lay aside his work and meet again with
his "old boys." Most of his address
Saturday was devoted to remlnlsences
of camp life, marches and the bnttle
- \ !iold, to the entertainment and instruc
tion of all. He closed with an earnest
appeal to bis comrades to be prepared
for the "final scenes of existence."
Then followed Senator .lohn II.
Wharton who spoke for about fifty
minutes. To say that he was at his
best is sufllcient.
At the close of Col Wharton's ad
dress the large company, with Hie vet
erans in line, marched to the tables.
And who ever saw tables so loaded as
those? Tom Henderson who was in
old Virginia and who always knew a
"good thing" when he saw It, had some
mighty fine hash.
In tho afternoon Capt. H. P. Griffith
of Limestone made an impressive nd
dress, directed especially to the im
mediate survivors of his old command
which he so faithfully led. He too,
closed with oarnest words to all as
the manner of spending their remain
ing days, and of preparation for the
Capt. Griffith was followed witli
brief, though p.pproprlate talks by Vet
eran Jared D. Sullvan of Co. A, 6th
cavalry; Veteran John R. Harrison of
the 16th S. C. regiment, and the "old
\'<ruo and tried" survivor, Rev. .1. K.
McCain of tho 15th South Carolina,
who poured out some rich blood at
Hie battle of 2d Mannssos.
A message of greeting and regret
at bis inability to attend, was received
from that old war-horse, citizen, vet
eran, journalist, patriot-soldier, Col.
Tlios. B. Crows.
Others Present or Absent.
A number of survivors of other com
mauds were on hand 611 d took active
interest in the meeting, among them
being Comrade T. .1. Hughes of tho old
IC.tli. There was also Abo Cook, Com
rades Ohaney Burgess, Newport Gnr
rett, W. P. Coker, Roll Newman, A. C.
Owings. who Is one of tho three sur
viving commissioned officers of Brown's
company, nnd many others that can
not now be recalled. Somo of those
whoso presenco was missed on this
occasion wero Col. A. W. Burnuldo now
of Augusta. Capt. Ben Lnnford who
was too unwell to attend and the ven
erable William Stewart who paused
away since tho last meeting.
"Uncle" Joel Crisp, now of Newber.
ry county, aged 92, who was one of the
. 4 original members of tho Laurens
' Briars," deserves special notice, for
he was on hand and enjoyed the day
meeting and conversing with old
friends nnd comrades.
At these annual gathoriiiRs nothing
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MEIN IN CONFERENCE
Sessions of Convention Now In Pro?
gross nt Clinton?School Huild
iiiMT Proposition Lively Issue.
Clinton, April 18.?About forty or
fifty business men are In town attend
ing a convention of Jacobs and Com
pany's Religious Press Advertising
syndicate gravelling representatives.
A series of business conferences
will take up most of the week but a
social event will conclude it on Thurs
day evening when a big banquet will
be tendered the visitors oy the com
pany at the residence of Mr. J. P. Ja
Clinton is in a lively ferment on the
question of the graded school. $12,500
was voted last summer for an ad
dition to the building, but there Is now
a strong feeling against putting more
money on the old building because it
is hemmed in and there Is not enough
ground around it. Several petitions
have been put In circulation, some
for one arrangement and some for
STOLE COLORED MAN'S COW.
Young While .Man Alleged Thief?Sold
Cow to Local Butcher I
Friday morning the officers here
were notified by the Clinton authorities
to watch out for a young white man
who was known to have come in the
direction of Laurens witli a cow he had
stolon from a colored man, Stacy
Blakely, early Friday morning. In
turn the butchers of the city were
promptly "put wise," as it was sup
posed that the cow would be offered
Blakely, the owner of the cow, ar
rived in the afternoon and an inves
tigation of the slaughter pen follow
ed, and later the hide of the cow which
had been disposed of to a local deal
er, was found and Identified by the
negro. The officers also learned that
a cow answering the description given
by Blakely had been weighed for a
white youth during the morning on
certain public scales In the city, and
that later this young man, who gave
his name as Wellie Simpson. had
boarded the afternoon train bound for
Spartanburg. lie said Iiis home was
at Greenville, Tenn. The officers there
as well as at many other points
were Immediately notified to arrest
Simpson, the sheriff furnishing a de
scription of tin! young fellow, it is
understood that he received $28 for
tlte cow, and with a part of the pro
ceeds he bought some goods at Watts
CONFER WITH SEPT. ANDERSON.
Representative Committee Calls on
Railroad Officials in Augusta.
A joint committee, consisting of May
or Rabb, Aldermen Brooks and Ander,
son of city council, and Col. T. 1). Darl
ington. Capt. J. A. Smyth, Jr., and Mr.
C. W. Tune, representing the Laurens
Chamber of commerce, went to Augus
ta Thursday afternoon for the purpose
of conferring with Supt. A. W. Andor
of the ?'harleston &. Western Caro
lina railroad with reference to build
ing an overhead bridge at tho Chest
nut street crossing on tho Greenville
division of the road. The committee
was very cordially received by Mr.
Anderson, and he gave the delegation
to understand that he would interest
himself in the matter and refer the
proposition to the railway council.
LAURENS SCHOOL BALL TEAM.
Played Game at ('Union and Hare Two
On Saturday afternoon tho Laurens
High school team played the Clinton
High school team on Presbyterian col
lege diamond at Clinton. The score
was 11 to 2 In favor of Laurens. The
Laurens boys played a good gamo.
They made only two errors and got
On next Friday afternoon at 4:30
o'clock, the Laurons school team plays
the Gray Court-Owlngs team in Gar
llngton's pasture. This will hi a fast
game and will be worth seeing.
On next Wednesday tho Laurens
High school boys play Wofford Fitting
school at Garllngton's pasture.
Reward for Claude Ferguson.
C.ov. Ansel has offered a reward oi
$100 for the apprehension of Claude
Ferguson, the alleged murderer of
Toney Anderson, Ida McCoy and Alex
Ray. Jim Davis, charged with com
plicity in the murders, surrendered
shortly after the commission of the
ppresen'ted silver service.
The Battleship South Carolina Re
ceives the Slate's Gift
Charleston. April lf>.?In the pres
ence of a brilliant gathering of 2,000
people, including prominent oilicials
of the national and of (he state gov
ernments, olllcors from the battleship
South Carolina, from the Charleston
navy yard nnd the United States army
post, Governor M. F. Ansel of South
Carolina presented to the battleship
South Carolina the magnificent sliver
sorvise which the general tssonibly
of tho state had voted to the ship bear
ing tho name of t'.o commonwealth.
The presentation exercises were held
In the Academy of Music. On the Btage
were the officials and distinguished
visitors. Immediately in front of the
stage a section was reserved for the
Daughters of the American Revolution,
who. through their state regent, Mrs.
R. M. Bratton, presented the battle
ship with a beautiful Hag of south
The service was presented by the
governor in a brief speech, noting toe
significance of the occasion and ex
pressing the pride of the state !:i its
Tho response was made by <':.],t.
A. P. Pechteler, commanding the
South Carolina, who received the ser
vice in the name of the ship and ex
pressed tili? appreciation of tho officers
for the splendid gift and for all the
Interest that had been shown in the
Following the presentation of the
silver, Mrs. Bratton. in the name of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution presented the silk state flag,
which was received with apt expres
sions by Commander Leonard, execu
tive officer of the South Carolina.
speci aT re viva l se in ices.
Series of .Meetings Now in Progress at
First Baptist Church.
Special services are being held at
tho First Baptist church, the series of
meetings having opened Sunday. The
Rev. \V. D. Wakefleld of Nashville, who
is to assist in the meeting, will ar
rive in the city today from Caffney
where he has been engaged In n meet
ing for several days. He had ex
pected to come to f..aureus Monday,
but owing to the very great interest
in the Gnffney meeting he determined
to remain there a few days longer.
Meantime the services 'acre have been
conducted by the pastor, and much in
terest has been manifested in the
it is expected that the Rev. Mr.
Wakefleld will preach this afternoon
and tonight, and so on through the
meeting. The servces are held at 1
I'. M. and S: IT. P. M.
Mrs. S. C. Todd Arrives.
Mrs. S. C. Todd has arrived from
Macon where she spent a few weeks
on her Journey across the continent
from Oakland. Cal. She is well known
to many Laurens p?oplo and to her
a warm, affectionate greeting lias been
extended after an absence of several
years in China where she was engaged
in missionary work along with her
husband, the late Rev. S. Charlton
Todd. She is at the home of the Rev.
and Mrs. W. A. Clarke.
Mr. Parker Goes to Kentucky.
The Rev. C. P. Barker, who lias serv
ed the Church of the Epiphany as ree.
tor during the past two years, leaves
I.aureus today for Union City. Ky..
where he will reside in the future.
During bis residence in Laurens Mr.
Parker has made many friends who
will wish for him continued success
in his new field.
Mrs. Untie Todd.
On March 2.". Mrs. Katie Blakely
Todd. wife of Mr. A. Clayte Todd of
Green Pond, Dials township, entered
Into rest, after an illness of a few
weeks, and on the following day fun
eral services, conducted by her pas
tor, Rev. ,1. L. McLIn, were held fiolll
Rocky Springs Presbyterian church.
Painting in Eden.
Fdon, April 18.? Dr. J. W. Boason
and Mr. M. W. Gray have had (heir
houses newly painted.
Miss Ella Belle Copcland spent Fri
day night with Miss Vivian Owens.
Mrs. M. W. Gray and little son have
returned home from a visit to Green
Mr. 0. v. Hipp was In town Saturday
Mr. L. A. Armstrong had the mis
fortune of loosing one of his valuable
horses last week.
Look out for the census man this
KILLED IX ALABAMA.
A mot Anderson, Brother of Mrs. (5. F.
Vouugr, shot by Moonshiners.
On Thursday morning last. Mrs. Qeo.
P. Young received telegraphic Infor
mation from Birmingham, Alabama, to
the effect that her brother, YV. A root
Anderson, had been killed the after
noon before nt. Oakman, ten miles
distant from Birmingham, In a battle
With moonshiners. Mrs. Young left
at noon for Birmingham, .the homo of
her late brother's family.
According to press dispatches It
i seems that Mr. Anderson, who was
i connected wiih the United States reve
nue service had gone up Into the
mountainous region of tho state with
ja party of ofllcers. and it was while
they were engaged In outing up a still
that the moonshiners attacked them,
killing Anderson and wounding two
other members of the party.
The deceased was the youngest son
of the late Professor James I). Ander
son, at one time president of the old
I.aurensville Female college, and a
nephew of Mrs. W. L. Boyd of the city.
Slayers of Anderson Confess.
Atlanta. Ca.. April 16.?Officer J. II.
Surger, chief of the raiding forces of
the internal revenue department in
j this district, returned to tin; city Snt
; Ut'day morning from a trip into Ala
bama that resulted in the arrest of the
three men who killed Revenue Officer
YV. A. Anderson, in Walker county, si V
| oral days ago. They are Marion Bur
gnnus, aged t". yours; his son, William
Burganus, about 2~> years old; and his
second cousin, John Burganus, a young
man about 17 years old. They were
lodged in jail at Birmingham, after
making a written confession at Oak
man, the little town near which they
live and committed the murder.
The killing of Officer Anderson, who
is well known to the revenue authori
ties in Atlanta, having for some time
been stationed in the local office, is
said to have been one of the most das
tardly and cruel in the annals of block
Early in the week he went to Oak
man, and in company with the chief
of police, a man named Putnam, made
a raid on the illicit distillery of old
man Marion Burgnnus's flrsl cousin.
It was out up and Burganus was placed
under arrest, being taken back to Oak
man. Anderson then gol additional
; information that Marion Burganus was
.running a distillery, so Hie next day
I he and Puttnan started to the hitter's
As they approached the place in a
buggy they were fired upon by old
man Burganus. by his son, and by his
cousin, John, who Is a son of the Bur
ganus that was arrested tho day be.
tore. They wore; hidden behind trees
in their front yard, and armed with
45-caliber repeating rifles. Their aim
upon Anderson was unerring, and he
fell out of the buggy at the first shot,
with a bullet through bis brain.
Putman was wounded, and leaped
out of the buggy. Seeing him about
to draw a weapon the Burganus clan
advanced on him. and as tho old man
passed OMlcer Anderson, writhing in
death agony on tho ground, he delib
erately placed the muzzle of his riilo
against Anderson's body ami flrod a
bullet through his heart. Putman,
meanwhile, bad gotten away, and hur
rying back to Oakman gave the alarm.
When Officer Surlier and his posse
arrived at the Burganus place they
found tho old man at home He offer
ed no resistance, which indeed was for
his own good, as the officers gave him
no chance to use his deadly rlfllo again
The boys were away, but wore soon
Officer Surlier declares that Walker
county, Ala., is tho worst "blockading"
section he lias ever entered. In a dis
tance of live miles he says ho count
ed 35 telephones, most or them in call
ins. The Rlieit distillers erected and
maintain this party line, be believes,
for no other purpose than to warn
each other of the approach of the bat
The Uurganuses will be tried In the
I'nited States court at Birmingham at
the next term on a charge of conspira
cy and murder.
Popular Sprinirx School I'lcnlc.
The Popular Springs school, most
acceptably taught this year by Misses
Alma Wallace and Frnnklo Culherl
son. closed Friday with puhllO exer
cises and a picnic dinner. The exer
cises of Hie day were presided over
by Mr. T. T. Wood, and addresses were
delivered by Hon. R. A. Cooper and
County Superintendent of Education
Geo. L. Pitts.
TO AN AUTOMOBILE
Cross Hill Doctor Prepared for State
Medical Meeting Fine Rains
Please One and All.
Cross mil, April 18th.- Dr. Peako
got a fall from his motor.cyclo hist
Saturday evening, but did not got se
riously hurt. He has bought an au
Mr. John Ilitt wus driving his auto
in tho country last week and had the
misfortune to break an axle. He had
it brought home in a wagon. He has
it all right again.
Cross Hill school base ball team
crossed bats with Clinton graded
school team on the diamond here last
Friday, resulting In a score of 7 to 1
In favor of Cross Hill.
The school here will not be out un
til the middle of June. Prof. Parrott
has offered a medal for best work in
some department and Mr. W. T. Austin
has offered a medal for the best essay
on "South Carolina during Reconstruc
tion," open to the three highest grades.
Mrs. B. C. Chapman has been at the
hospital in Columbia several days for
a serious operation. Site is convales
cing nicely and her friends hope she
may soon be able to return home.
Mrs. R. D. Nance who has been se
riously ill for some weeks is Improv
Mr. Olln Pitts came near loosing his
house by tire one day last week. It
caught on top from the stove chimney.
His hands were working near and with
the hell? of near neighbors who ran in
it was extinguished.
Fine rains have fallen and (h
drought is broken at last for which we
are all thankful.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. Hanna went over
to Clinton Saturday. They expected to
attend service at the A. It. P. church
ye sterday. Rev. Mr. Plaxco their form
er pastor was to be there, and preach.
Mrs. W. A. McSwaitl and little son,
William Austin McSwnin, of Nowberry,
were Cross Hill visitors last Friday
1 and Saturday.
Misses Sara Hecks and Nannie Craig.
teachers in Cray Court school were
with friends hero Saturday.
Miss Rebecca. Craig teacher of the
V'aughnvlllo sc hool was here Saturday.
Her school is out and siie was on her
way home at Blncksburg, S. C.
Miss Agues licnmaa has been very
ill with pneumonia. She is some bet
There was quite a pleasant reunion
of the family of the late Mr. Darmour
Rasor here last Saturday and Sunday.
Those present were Mr. I.atimer Rasor
and family of Donalds, Mr. W. 11. Ras
or and daughter of Greenville, Mis.
WbltOSidCS of North Carolina, and Mrs.
Moore of Donalds. They mot with
Mr. K. I!. Rasur and sister, Miss Ada
Rasor, who live here.
WANT JUDGE PFA'l 11KRSTONK.
I.aureus liar Association Requests (hat
He lie Named (o Hold Court,
At a meeting of tho Laurens bar
association Monday afternoon, a reso
lution was unamimously adopted which
carries with it a formal petition to the
governor asking that the Hon. C. C.
Feather:.tone be appointed to preside
over the regular term of common pleas
court which opens here next Monday.
Because of the continued illness of
Judge Dantzler it will lie necessary to
name a special judge to hold the ap
proaching session of court, hence iho
action of the local bar.
EDITOR W. \\. kF.YS DEAD.
For Thortj Vear.s was Connected With
t he llaptisi Courier.
Greenville. A prill 8.? Mr. W. W.
Keys, senior editor of The Baptist
Courier, died early this morning ai
his home in this city, after an Illness
of about n week. The funeral will be
held Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Keys was a native of Anderson,
bis father being one of the most prom
llioat citizens of that county. He be
gan his career as a printer in the
other of the Intelligencer at Anderson
and later moved to Greenville, about
HO years ago. to accept the position
with The Baptist Courier, of which ho
became joint editor and proprietor.
He remained In that work until his
Mr. Keys is survived by his wife,
who was Miss Vuhhtl Durristf of An
derson, and several children. One of
his sons. Mr. J. C. Keys, who Is in
government employ on the Isthmus of
Panama, reached here several days
ago. His eldest son. Mr. Fiirman
Keys, whose home is in tin- West, is
THE STATE MEDICAL
Scientific Sessions Open
This Morning at 10:30
DR. DAWSOIN PRESIDES
Different Meetings of Hoards and Com
mittees Were Held Yesterday
Afternoon and Last Night.
The Bixty-sccond annual convention
oT the South Carolina Medical associa
tion Is being hold in Caurens. A
number of the State oflicors of tho as
sociation and delegates to the conven
tion arrived Monday night and early
Tuesday morning. Yesterday after
noon and last night larger delegations
Came In and this morning there is in
tho city a large and distinguished
body of the State's representative
physicians. The local committees on
arrangements, with the co-operation
of the citizens, have lolt nothing un
done looking to the comfort and pleas
ure of the visitors, and while hero
they are tho guests of the city.
Yesterday was devoted to various
meetings of the different boards and
special committees of tho association.
At :t o'clock a meeting of the house of
delegates was held In the armory, pre
sided over by President Dawson. To
this meeting reports wore submitted
by tho treasurer, tho secretary, tho
I scientific committee, committee on
public policy and legislation, Slato
board Of health. State board of medi
cal examiners, Slinms memorial eom
\ U)ltt00 and Ol hers.
I.ate yesterday afternoon the officers
of the State association were elected
for another year as follows: Dr. J. H.
Mclntosh of Columbia, president: Dr.
J. W. .Tervoy of Oreenvllle, Dr. K.
H. ICptlng of Greenwood, Dr. It. 10.
Hughes of Laurens, vice presidents;
Dr. Ii. A. nines of Seneca, secretary;
Dr. c. P. Aimar of Charleston, treas
urer. Drs. Dawson and Mines woro
chosen as delegates to the next meet
ing of the American Medical oonvon
The convention closes tomorrow
night with a buffet supper ami smoker
at tho armory.
The convention of doctors has
brought to the cllj a large number of
handsome automobiles Irom Green
ville. Greenwood, Columbia, and other
points; they are hei" "demonstrate,"
I which means that the streets are llttor
? ally lined, the square i; "full", and
everybody is happy, or should be.
Tho scientific sessions of the ('(in
vention wil Hollow the formal open
ing exercises which will take place at
10:30 o'clock this morning in Masonic,
temple, Enterprise bank building, with
'divine invocation by Rov. William 10.
Thayer. pastor of the Flrsl llaptist
I church, Dr. .lohn L. Dawson. presi
dent of the State association, will re
spond to the addresses of welcome
which are to be made by Dr. Hugh K.
Alken, on behalf of the Lauren, ( ham
ber of commerce, and Dr. W. II, Dial
for the Laurens County Medical asso
The program for today and W.mor
row is as follows:
President's address; -Dr. John L.
i in ivson.
"The Serum Treatment of Epidemic
Cerebrospinal Meningitis." Dr. ChatJ.
Hunter Dunn, Boston.
"The Prosen) status of Caneor Edu
cation," Dr. Souti.gate Loigh, Nor
"Pupnonnry Tun? rculosls The Per
sistent Need of Earlier Diagnosis." ?
Dr. I i, H. Morse, llondorsonvlllo, N, C.
''The uses and Limits of Antiseptics
and Local Applications in Surgical
Practice" Dr. ("has. M. Roes, Charles
"The Hookworm Disease as it per
tains to tho lOye and Kar Specialty."
Dr. Lclnnd Osgood Mauldin. Groon
"The Hookworm." Dr. P. Julian
"Hookworm Disease in the Negro."
Dr. W. .i. Murdell. Lugoff.
"Report of tin? Committco on Vcnor
al Disenso." Dr.T.P. Whnley, Charles
I'll si Aid to injured Eyes. Ii?.
Ivlward P, Parker. Charleston.
"A Report on What has Heotl Dono
for tlx? Prevention of tin? Increase of
Blindness." Btorcoptlcnn slides. Dr.
("has. W. Kollock, Charleston.
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