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COL. DUNCAN COOPER
One of the Slayers of the Brllllunt
Carmack Free, Though 20-Year
Sentence Had Been Affirmed.
Naehville, Tenn, April 13.?A sensa
tion equalling that which Inflamed
Tennessee In November, 1908, when
former U. 8. Senator Edward W Car
mack was shot and killed on a promi
nent street in Nashville, was created
by the pardoning by Governor M. It.
Patterson, today of Col. Duncan D.
Cooper, who, with his son. Hohin .1.
Cooper, waa convicted of the murder
of Carmack. The Issuance of the par
don on the Governor* own Initiative,
?without a formal petition before him,
followed quickly the reading of the
opinion of tho TennOBSOO supreme
court affirming the verdict ??f guilty
in tbo caso of Col. Cooper, under sen
tence of twenty years in tho peniten
tiary, and reversing tho lower court
in tho caso of Hobln Cooper, who was
sentenced to a like period for the
that of tbo Governor In pardoning Col.
Cooper spread quickly through the
city, causing Intense excttment and
hoated discussion by numerous groups
(iovornor Patterson wrote tho full
pardon for Col. Cooper and Bled It with
tho secretary of state, while Chief Jus
tlco Beard was yet reading a dissent
ing opinion In tho caso of Col Cooper.
In a statement given to tho press al
most Immediately, the governor said:
"In my opinion neither of the de
fendants are guilty, and they have not
had a fair and Impartial trial, but were
convicted contrary to tho law and the
Tho conviction and sentence of Col
Cooper was alfirmed by a divided court
In an entirely different line-up of the
Juaticea, tho court split as to the guilt
of Robin Cooper, by n voto of 3 to 2,
tho lower court being reversed and the
case remanded for a new trial.
The reversal In tho caso of Robin
Cooper is based on assignments of
error In tho trial Judge's failure to
chargo soparately as to Robin Cooper
theory of aelf-dofenco, linking the de
fence of tho two defendants together;
excluding testimony of Governor Pat
terson as to talks with Robin Cooper,
and advlco given blm as to Col. Coop
er beforo tbo trngedy; and tho admis
sion on cross-examination of Hobln
Cooper na to tho Intent of certain
state's witnesses in testifying as to
Col. Cooper was still at the capital
when the pardon was entered in the
secretary of state's office He was at
once surrounded by a crowd of friends
seeking to congratulate him. Ho was
as calm, and even cheerful, through
It all, ns If ho had received an acquittal
The reversal In his son's case seemed
to Interest and please blm to tbo ex
clusion of bis own fate.
"I wanted Robin's vindication more
than I wanted a pardon," was his
smiling remark, when told of the gov
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ernor'8 action In behalf of himself.
Leaving the crowds gathered about
him, ho entered a carriage with his
daughter, Mrs. Lucius E. Burch, and
his sister-in-law, .Mrs. James C. Brud
ford, and accompanied by Marshal
Robert Marshall, was driven to the
county Jail, where formalities In con
nection with the pardon were gone
through with and he was released. He
reached the Jail at 2:20 P. M., leaving
there about 2:110 for the residence of
his (laughter, Mrs. Hutch. Robin Coop
er is under a $25,000 bond. His friends
freely predict that he will not again
be arraigned for trial. Should he be,
It would bo a most difficult undertak
ing to secure a jury In Davidson coun
ty under the law's requirements.
Cooper Is tho close friend and alleg
ed political adviser of Patterson, who
Is tho leader of tho anti-prohibition
forced in Tennessee Carmack was
the chief of the prohibition movement.
Patterson was a most Important wit
ness for the defence at the trial of the
Coopers for the killing of Carmack.
whose death, his friends allege, was
tho outcome of political machination.
NOW, 0U th" vi.ri^,. ryf mi election of the
Judiciary, the supreme court was call
ed on to pass finally upon the case
over which, it seems, the party fac
tions have actually aligned themselves
on one side or the other. For sixty
nine days the court had the case and
the state has been on the tip-toe of ex
pectancy as opinion days came and
went without its being referred to.
A Hint to the Negroes.
The Yorkville Enquirer calls atten
tion to a statement made recently by
a butcher of that town, to the effect
that ten or fifteen years ago 75 per
cent, of the beeves he bought locally
came from negroes, tho white people
at that time having few beeves to sell,
most of their cattle being milch cows. !
"Today." said this butcher, "It. Is a :
rare thing to Und a negro with heel
cattle for sale." The Enquirer does
not offer any explanation of the chang
es hero noted, nor are we sufficiently
familiar with the conditions now pre
vailing in York county to be able to
One of the significant facts in con
nection with the negro race In South
Carolina today, however, is tho indis
position shown by Its members to de
velop any of the opportunities such as
that which is here discovered. There
are scores of ways in which the negro
in the rural districts could easily turn
an honest penny without the necessity
of any capital, and at the expense of
very little thought and energy ; but the
negro In the country, like the negro
in the town appears to bo content to
halt in his labors the moment he has
accumulated the means to supply his
present necessities. The number who
take thought for the morrow is not
only not being enlarged, proportion
ately) but It actually appears to be de
Ten or fifteen years ago the negro
rarely came Into town at any season
of the year without bringing chickens,
eggs or other produce of this kind for
sale, and It was tho commonest of
sights to see them convasslng resi
dences as well as places of business
to find a purchaser for these articles
at wiiat they considered a satisfactory
price. Our observation leads us to con
lude that this sort of enterprise on the
partof the colored people has declin
ed very materially. They may raise as
many chickens and eggs as they form
erly did; but they eat more of these
articles themselves and are no longer
as ready to exchange them for cheaper
and less palatable articles of food.
The colored people of today demand
better homes and "store bought"
clothing, as well as a daintier diet.
They ore no longer content to ex
chango country produce for second
hand clothing; they prefer to buy their
clothing direct from tho store, even
though they get shoddier garments.
Thoy want moro luxuries, and get
them, frequently at the sacrifice of
necessities. The trouble, however, is
that tho negro's efficiency and his pro
ductiveness have not kept pace with
his wants. The result has been bad
for all concerned; bad for tho negro,
because after squandering his means,
be frequently lacks nutritious food
and warm clothing, and falls an easy
prey to disease; had for the community
because It checks tho development of
the community's resources.
The hint dropped by Tho Enquirer
la a timely one. It would be well If It
could bo brought to the attention of
the. lenders of the negro race generally,
and they could be Induced to ponder It.
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Gold Decoration. All
166 acres, 3-4 mile from public
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Several lots on South Harper street.
94 acres near Mountvlllo, rents for
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House and lot on B, Main street, S 1-2
acres and 1G room concrete dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolina.
On easy terms.
House and lot near Baptist church.
Cheap at $1,G00.
1121 acres near Qarllngton station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
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Two eight room dwellings and one
four room dwelling on North Harper
street, on easy terms.
One hundred acres itllable land
within corporate limits of city, very
reasonable and easy terms.
Three Icir, on Soul!: Harper street
well located and cheap.
Two elegant farms near McDaniel's
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A number of farms and other prop
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chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
Now is the time to buy the
balance of the
Coal You need
is the place to buy your
QROC ERI ES
as cheap as they can be bought.
We have on hand
80 Bbls. of Flour 1
He sure and see us before you buy
We have just received one
car of Corn that we can sell
at 92 l-2c
Meal, unbolted, and water
ground, at 90c
Salt at 55c
Peas at $2.50
We have also one car of Meyers
Molasses which we sell cheap.
Come to see us before you buy
R. C. Gray, Manager.
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Come to see us.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts,
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See our line of
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THE SHOE HAN
Laurens, S. C.
Spring is Here!
And we have just the things you want to put on
to make yourself attractive. Our prices are right.
Some Specials for Saturday!
Klaxon, special ioc everywhere, only 9c
40 inch White Lawn, special for Sat. 9c
The prettiest India Linon, for Saturday 9c
Just look at that lot of 36 inch Percales
for Saturday only 9c
See that Scrim to make you a spring
curtain out of, was 8c, but to clean
out a lot we have, special for Sat
urday only 5c
ioc Curtain Swiss, for Saturday only 9c
Table Linen?Everybody wants a nice new
Table Cloth for spring. We have
it. The 50c kind, special for Sat
urday only 44c
The 25c kind, special for Sat. only 22c
20 pieces of Poc Mill Bleaching to go
Saturday, and only 10 yards to
customer, at 8c
We have it and it is not high. You
can have a nice, nobby Hat for a little
money. So come in and look at them.
? ? ? _
Ladies', Misses' and Boys'
We have them in all the Toes and the
Prices are just away down.
vSpecials for Saturday only.
All $2.00 Low Cuts for Ladies $1.89
All $1.50 Ladies' Low Cuts, special $1.39
See those $2.00 Boys' Patent Leathers $1.79
5 and 10 Cent Store
Be sure you visit the 5 and 10 Cent
Store while you are in town. Many bar
gains for you in there.
We are going to sell at a special price
Saturday and Saturday only, Ten Pounds
Best Chewing Tobacco in this town for
only $2.85. Now you need not ask for one
pound as it will be strictly 35c.
Be sure and be on hand Saturday as I have many bargains
J. L. Hopkins