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Argument Heard Tuesday
In Appeal for New Trial.
CASE FULLY REVIEWED
Defend ants Wore Convicted Last Fall
at Georgetown an Charge of
Killing Mrs. Btglinm.
Columbia, April 22.?Tho appeal of
\V. H. Avant and Dr. ('.. ('. Righam was
argued Tuesday before the Bupremo
court. Solicitor Weils appearing for
the state. Hoih men were convicted
in Georgetown county last year, on the
charge of killing Ruth Crisp Bighnm,
the wife of Dr. Bighnm, and were given
three years and six tnontlis each in
the state penitentiary.
Immediately after tho conviction the
attorneys for both Avant and Bighani
appeared before Judge Watts and ask.
??d (bat a new trial be granted. Thla
was refused and ii was intimated that
an appeal would be taken to the su
preme court. No papers were filed
with the supreme court in the time
Immediately after conviction Avant,
who was a close friend of Dr. Bighani,
and who admitted that lie bred the
fatal shot, was brought to the state
penitentiary. Just as he was about to
be mustered in as a convict, a message
was received by the ollicers from the
sheriff of Georgetown county, asking
that Avant be held until further no
tice. Later attorneys appeared before.
Associate Justice Gary and instituted
habeas corpus proceedings. As a re
sult Avant was released from the pen
itentiary, upon giving a bond in the
.sum of $3000, pending an appeal, which
was argued Tuesday. .Nothing as to
the '.hereabouts of Dr. Bighnm after
his conviction. He was reported to
have been visiting iu Greenville coun
Mrs. Bighnm was shot at Murrol's
inlet, by W. B. Avant, a friend of her
husband. Both her husband and Avant
claimed that they thought she was a
"ghost" and when the shot was tired
did not realize that a woman had been
killed. Later an investigation was
made and the two moil were arrested
and placed on trial in Georgetown
For the defendants a lengthy argu
ment was made, reviewing the case in- j
detail. The first point presented was
whether there was sufficient notice of
appeal to give the supremo court ju
risdiction. It was the contention that
the question as to when a notice of ap
peal is given in accordance with the'
law bad never been raised in any of
the criminal cases decided by the state
supreme court. This point was dis
cussed at length and a number of au
thorities cited hearing on it. An ob
jection was made as to the experi
ments with reference to light on the
beach. This was done to try to sub
stantiate tho contention that Avant
and Bighani could not have recognized
the figure as being a woman.
Solicitor Wells (lied his brief, to
gether with a few remarks touching
on the case.
\cvis of Itnhnn Country.
Rabun, April 18.?A very large
crowd attended the service at Rabun
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Willie Nesbitt
Of Fork Shoals made an excellent talk
to the Sunbeam and Young People's
societies. Everyone thoroughly enjoy
ed bis fine talk and will be glad to
hear him again.
Mr. Boyce Wolff speit Tuesday
night with Mr. Robert Bolt.
Mr. and Mrs. Uufus Cray of Eden
spent Thursday with her brother. Mr.
C. W. Babb.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Roper of Laurcns
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wis
tar Babb last Tuesday. .
Miss Vivian Owens of Eden spent 1
Saturday night and Sunday with Miss- ,
es Mae and A Hie Babb.
Had a good rain in this community
Saturday night, and the grain as well
as the gardens seem to be revived a
i'tllKj Commission Named.
Columbia. April IS. The public ser
vice commission was appointed today
by Gov, Ansel. The members of com
mission are W. M. Rlggs. of Clemson
college; J. 10. McDonald, Winnsboro,
and T. M. Raysor, of Orangeburg. Mr.
Raysor and Mr. McDonald are attoi -
noys, and Mr. Rlggs is a member of
' tho faculty and acting president of
The commission Is to tlx and estab
lish in all cities of the state with the
exception of Charleston, Marion, Sum
ter, Spartanburg, Union and Conway,
rates and charges for (he supply of
water, gas and electricity, furnished
to SUCh cities nnd the Inhabitants
thereof and to prescribe penalties for
violations. The members of the com
mission are to servo two, four nnd six
years,the length of service of each
member to be decided by the commla
slon. A new member is to be appoint
LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY,
State Veterinarian Writes Letter Ask
ing for InformnUon.
County Auditor \V. T. Dorroh has re.
ceived the following letter from State
Veterinarian M. Hay Powers, which
is published because it is of general
Dear Sir: II is the purpose of this
office to secure nil possible informa
tion concerning the live stock in
dustry of this State and 1 would great
ly appreciate any information you can
give me regarding the number and
value of animals in your county. Will
you kindly give me the total number
of horses, mules, cattle and other live
stock in your county together with
the value of same, as Chown by the
Under separate cover 1 am for
warding copies of the laws of this
State concerning investigation and
the control of contagious diseases of
animals and I desire to call attention
to that section of the law which must
be complied with before investiga
tion of contagious diseases can be
conducted at State expense. I also
enclose blank a ppl ioat ion form for re
quest of such investigations and if at
any time a contagious disease of ani
mals appears in your county, we will
be glad to offer all assistance pos
sible. I also wish to ?all your at
tention to the fact that we are glad
to advise treatment for non-contagious
diseases, if symptoms of said diseases
are described to us. My object in
writing you concerning this matte:
is to circulate information regarding
proper method of requesting assis
tance from this ofllce. I will also
appreciate the names and addresses
of citizens in your county who are
especially interested in the live stock
industry, so that these names may
be placed on our mailing list and in
this way we can circulate literature
regarding live stock to the best ad
M. Hay Powers
Worse than Mullets.
Hullets have often caused less suf
fering to soldiers than the ec/.cina L.
w. (Inrriman, Burlington, Me., got it
in the army, and suffered with it forty
years. "But Bttcklon's Arnica Salve
cured me when ;;!! else tailed," he
writes. Greatest healer for Sores, I I
cers, Boils, Burns, Cuts. Wounds,
Bruises and Piles. 2"i at Laurens
Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
See our window of goods to bo sold
for 10 cents.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
ASI kinds in all t[slze
packages and in bulk
Any way you want them
Palmetto Drug Company,
Laurens, S. C.
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00 groomed horses, up-to-date and well kept buggy, carriage 00
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00 well equipped livery stable. Prices moderate. %%
Phone 24. Laurens, S. C. ||
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IT it's a surface to be painted, enameled, stained,
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Laurens, S. C.