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CONVENTION HELD i
Mr. Goodwin Chosen as
8 DELEGATES ELECTED
/'el. Crows Reclcctcd State Executive
Coniniltteciiiaii, Mr. Cooper
At its biennial Bession, held In the
court house .Monday, the Laurens
Democratic convention elected the fol
lowing delegates by acclamation to
the stale Democratic (?(invention from
Col. Thos. H. Crews of Laurens.
Hon. C. C. Featherstone of Laurens.
Mr. (!. Marion Moore of Waterloo.
Hon. .lohn m. Cannon of Laurens.
Mr. W. 13. Owens of Clinton.
Hon. Alex J. Smith of Mountvlllc.
lion 0. I*. Goodwin of Scuffietown.
.Ind^e (). G. Thompson of Laurens.
The Laurens County Democratic
convention was held in the court house
Monday at li o'clock, and within one
hour and a quarter the ((invention
had finished its ork and adjourned.
The meeting was perfectly hnmonious
and all business was transacted with
dispatch. In addition to the regular
order, the convention put its?>!i" on
c cord as opposed to any change in the
rules of the Democratic party relative
io the qualification of electors in the
primaries and with enthusiasm adopt
ed a resolution heartily indorsing
United States Senator 13. i>. smith's
Kill providing for an investigation ol
the so-called cotton pool "trust" and
warmly commending the junior sena
tor's position in this matter.
The convention was called to order
by County Chairman U. A. Cooper, and
on motion O. P. Goodwin was selected
as temporary presiding officer of the
body, With C. A. Power as secretary.
Upon the completion of the enrollment
of the different precinct delegates per
manent officers were elected, Mr. Good
win being chosen as president. Col.
T. B. Crews and A. C. Owing:-.. Cr., vice
presidents; C. A. Power, secretary,
with \V. L. Taylor as assistant.
Without opposition Col. Crews was
reolected at*, member of the state Dem
ocratic executive Committee, as was
Hobt. A. Cooper as chairman of the
Laurens county Democratic, executive
At this point in the proceedings a
motion was made to go into the elec
tion of eight delegates to the State
Democratic convention which con
venes in Columbia, May IS. This mo
tion, however, was withdrawn for the
time in order to hear the reading ol
a resolution introduced by Judge O. G.
Thompson bearing on the qualifica
tion of voters in the primary el?ot.ions.
The resolution, which npears below,
after brief discussion, was adopted
The delegates were nominated from
the floor and elected one at a time by
acclamation. Col. Whurton declined
the honor In favor of G. M. Moore, as
did W. L. Gray for .lohn m. Cannon.
Ktich delegate was authorized to name
in presenting his resolution com
mending Senator Smith on bis fight for
an official investigation of the cotton
pool business, and urging thai con
gress resist "to the linish any effort
to abridge or abolish the cotton ex
changes of Xew York or New Orleasn."
Mr. Gray mad a telling speech and was
liberally applauded. Other followed
with brief talks.
Resolution by <>. G. Thompson?
"Whereas, indications point to the
probability that an effort may he made
at. tin? stat<? Democratic convention,
to amend the const Hut ion of the parly,
so as to require that every person
voting In the primary shall have reglfl
cred under the law? of the State pro
viding for the registration and quail
lleatlon of electors, and that in addi
tion to the (|iialIdeations now required
tor voting in the primary that such
person must bo able to produce bis tax
receipt and certificate of registration
as required In the general election.
Therefore be it resolved:
"That It Is the sense of this conven
tion that the machinery provided on
der the constitution and the rules of
the Democratic party governing the |
enrollment of voters and the conduct ,
of the primary an they now Bland, tue
limply sufficient for securing a free ;
ballot and a fair count and that we are '
unqualifiedly opposed to engrafting
upon the fundamental law of the I) m
(Contluucd on pnge five.)
I IN FINE CONDITION
Annual Inspection of (lie Lumens
Military Company mis .Made
Last Thursday Afternoon.
Headed by Capt. O. \V. Babbf Lieu
tenants W. H. Ricey. .Jr., and 1). R.
Simpson, Company I) (Traynham
Guards) With forty five men in line,
last Thursday afternoon presented a
fine appearance as the soldier boys
were marched on* a court square
for the annual inspection. The In
spection was made by Col, \V. T.
Brock, assistant adjutant and Inspec
tor general of South Carolina, and
Lieutenant Claire R. Bennett of Fori
McPherson, United States army. Af
ter finishing their work which was
very thoroughly done both officers an
nounced the company in splendid con- j
dition. the armory and all supplies
well cared for.
During the evening the visitors.
1 together with ('apt. Isadoro Schayei'
and Lieut. .1. N. Richardson of the
First regiment staff. National Guard
of South Carolina, were entertained
at luncheon at the armory.
On Friday Col. Brock and Lieut.
Bennett having completed their annu
al tour of Inspection, returned to Co
GROW IN INTEREST
Meeting at First Baptist Clmre.li en
ters Upon Third VYceh >lr.
Wakeiield K?mest Trencher.
The special services at the First
Rapt ist church increase daily In in
terest. The meeting was protracted
from the regular service Sunday,
April 17, the services having been
conducted through the first week by
the Rev. William E, Tbayer, pastor.
On Sunday. April 24, the Rev. Wil
liam 1). Wakeiield of Nashville took
charge of the meeting and for ten days
' now be has been preaching two and
three times daily?(wo services be
lllg held at the church besides the al
most daily cottage prayer meetings
which have proved a great blessing
to those who can not attend the
church services, and at the same linn
broadening the scope and lending
force to a successful crusade in the j
name of the Master.
On Sunday, in addition 'o the morn
in? r.nd evening service, a special
meeting for men and boys was held at
4 p. m., and on this occasion Mr. Wake,
j field probably delivered one of his
most effective and convincing sc.mons
since taking charge of the services. At
the same hour Mrs. S. C. Xodd led in
a similar service for wome.i and girls
at the First Presbyterian clr/uch,
Mr. Wakeiield has Impresso] hinutc'.l
;:?.<>,. the people as an unliving, zeal
ous preacher, richly endowed foi his
work as a successful evangelist. It
can not be stated bow much longer the
services will continue after this week.
Mr. Wakeiield has stated that he has
stayed at. one place anywhere from
one to ten weeks.
A Handsome Present*
Mr. John 1). W. Watts Is the proud
possessor of the handsomest, lap robe,
perhaps, to he found in the country,
there is certainly none more unique,
it is a present just received a few
days ago, and the twenty-four fox
pelts of which it is made represent
the trophies of a big bunt at Monck's
Corner last winter. Dr. W. K. Fish
burne and Mr. M. N. Thornley. the
donors, last December invited Mr.
Watts to go down with his dogs for
a big fox hunt. During the week 20
mays were run down. A few days
ago Mr. Watts received by express a
souvenir of the bunt. It Is six by six
and was "manufactured" by a North
Following additional contributions
to the Confederate Monument Fund
are reported by Mrs. R. B. Boll, pres
ident of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy of Laurens:
cd. .lohn Wharton, %?>; Col. John
w. Ferguson, $5; Col. Tims. B. Crows,
$2; Mr. Fleming Smith. $1; Mr. W. B.
Clark of Greenwood, $.00; .1. M. Phil
pot. ?2; R. K. IlOWOll, $1; M. L. Roper,
$2; W. II. Anderson. $2; L. B. Black
well, $2; S. M. Wllkcs $16; W. I). Fer
guson, Nathan Richardson, $1.
MEMORIAL DAV EXERCISES.
Fitting Ceremonies Will be Held Next
Tuesday, May 10.
As announced iast week, Memorial
Day exercises will be held Tuesday.
May 10, under the auspices of J. B.
Kershaw chapter. United Daughters
of the Confederacy. The exercises
will commence promptly at 10 o'clock
In the opera house. The invocation
will be offered by the R??v. L. P. McQee
pastor of the Firs t Methodist church.
Then will follow the annual address
by the Rev. Chas. F. Rnnkln of the
Presbyterian church. Crosses of Hon
or will be presented to a number of
old soldiers, and there will be other
exercises before adjourning to the
cemetery win re the craves of all Con
federate soldiers will be decorated
Crosses <n* Honor.
Crosses of Honor will be presented
I to the following:
D. F. Balentlne, J. Warren Blake
ley, .). s. Bozdell. M. :i Burdine, C. C.
j Connor, S. Coke: . M. O. Curry, ./. S.
Cunningham. W. T. Dorroh, Thos. .1.
Duckett, .Matthe.:; El more, A. C. Ful
ler. Chas. .lor.es. W. L. Knight. .lohn
W. Lnnford, .1. F. Boyd, T. II. Mad
den, s. I.. Madden. A. s. McKenzie,
i J. M. Owlngi;, .). II. Owlngs. ..los A.
Pinson, George \V. Riddle, W. M.
Simpson. A. V.'. Sims, A. .1. Smith, G.
j W. Btigall. .!. G. Tninblln, 10. I.. Ed
wards. S. D. Muhnffey. T. I'.. Riddle,
B. W. Hall.. E. i.. hozeman. Jno. W.
Walts, w. V. >?!;. ; ard. Martin Babb.
F. T. Vaughn, s. T. Bailey, B. F. Wicks,
A. A. King.
Mr. T, < . M'Daniel Pea I.
Mr. T. C. Mr Danie l, a well known
farmer and good citizen of the Ekom
section, died at his home at one o'clock
Monday afternoon. Mr. Me Daniel had
been sick for several months, bavin;:
during the past winter sought reliei
from bis malady at the hospital.
He was about 37 years of age and
Is survived by bis wife who was a
Miss ElledgO of the county, and four
Children. He was a son of the late
Dr. McDanlel and a brother of Mrs.
J. II. Henderson of this city.
Conducted by the Rov, \v. D. Ham
men, the funeral and burial services
were held yesterday at I'nlon Baptist
church, a Inrgi assembly of sorrowing
friends and relative? attending.
THE LiVT STOC K AND
Tomorrow morning at. W o'clock the
Laurens County Dive Stock and Dairy
association will meet in the court
house to hold it.- fust regular session
since organizing in March. It is the
expectation of the officers of the asso.
elation to make this a most interesting
meeting, and to this end several prom
inent speakers have been invited to
attend and address the society on sub
jects touching the work for which it
was organized to promote ::::'! encoi
age In Laurens couMy.
Mr. .1. F. Minter of Sedalia will tell
the association something about rais
ing hogs: Mr. R. R, Welch of Clemson
college will discuss "cattle feeding.'
and Prof. Darrow .and Prof. Burgess,
who arc expected, will have something
interesting to present to the farmers.
After this meeting it is the purpose
of the association to hold its next eon
volition in August at some other point
in tin- county, for it is a county nffail
and the desire of these at its head Is to
enlist the pearly cooperation of every
farmer in Laurens. Thereforo, any
community wishing tin- next meeting
can make thai tact known later on.
Chamber ol Commerce Meets May 10.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Laurens chamber of commerce will
be held next Tuesday night. May in.
and it is urged that members make a
special effort to attend, for business
of Importance will come tip. Plans
and specifications of the proposed un
ion depot will at this session be pre
sented for the inspection of the cham
ber. The point is that every member
come to this meeting next Tuesday
Mrs. F. Ci Chapman.
Cross Hill. May 2.?Mrs. Sallle Chap
man, wife of Mr. F. C, Chapman died
at the hospital in Columbia Sunday
May 1st. The body will be brought
here today for burial. She leaves a
husband and one son. Master Douglas,
Chapman. She Is survived also by
her mother. Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and
two brothers, Messrs .1. G. and It. W.
Brown and one sister, Mrs. Brooks.
Interment this afternoon at I o'clock
at Presbyterian cemetery.
KESIDENPE BURNED DOWN'.
Home of Mr. B. E. Grnj Destroyed bj
Eire -Partially Insured*
At 11 o'clock Thursday morning fire
was discovered in th attic of Mr Hugh
10. Cray's residence, Sullivan street,
and within an hour this handsome
homo was practically destroyed. The
fire Company promptly responded and
worked hard hut to little avail because
of the advanced stage of the fire when
The blaze is supposed to have origi
nated fron? the burning of some old
newspapers in one of the lower room
grates, as the lire was discovered
some time after.
Mr. Gray had one of the most it
tractive homes in the city and ex
clusive of the furniture was valued
at from $3,000 to $4,000. Much of the
household stuff was saved, neverthe
less his loss is considerable, for he had
only $1,500 insurance on building and
THE CITY SCHOOLS
WILL CLOSE MAY 18-20
Baccalaureate Sermon In Dr. lie per
Wednesday Evening Iddrcss
in Prof. Daniel Friday.
The Lauretta city schools will hold
closing exercises, beginning Wedtu ?
day evening, May is. with the bttcca
Inttreato sermon at the Flrsl Baptist
church by tin- 11? v. nr. '.. M. Itoper,
pastor of the Hirst Baptist church ol
Spartanburg. On Thursday class day
exercises will be hold in the attdlb i'I
urn of tie school building, and on
Frida; lllghl the annual literary ad
dress will be delivered by Prof. D.
L\V. Daniel of Clcmson college. An at
tractive' musical programme will be
rendered in connection with the final
exercises which will embrace the pre
sentation of diplomas to about twen
: ty five seniors, the largest class yet
to finish in the graded schools of Lau
NEW DEPOT POII UK \\ COPKT.
l im- t.ame of Kail Was Played Erl Inj
Gray Court, May On Friday af
ternoon tho G. C. O. I. ball team ?!e
fetited the Purmati Pitting school team
in a very interesting game lo the tune
of ti\. lo two for the G. V o. I. Ahmt I
two hi ndred people attended Ihe game
liiil and Veargln, battery for (he lo
cals, worked in line form. Ilotlghl
and Parks worked for the visitors on
tin* start but Parks was ronevod 111
the third by Benson who did splendid
work for the visitors. The (i. ('. O. I.
boys have played seven gain* a this
season and lost none. They will meet
I the Central Graded school team ol
Greenville here next Prlday afternoon
in Moore's pasture. This is expected
to be the hardest fought game of the
season as the Central boys have a rec
ord of being hard hitters and all round
Lumber is now on the yard for the
erection Of a new depot here and work
will SOOn begin for this much needed
Improvement. The old station has be
come entirely too small for the busi
ness and a new one will soon bo built
which will be a credit to the town.
Mr. Jeff Armstrong has started the
erection of a cottage on Church street.
Mr. Armstrong will move in as soon as
the building Is complotcd.
The t'hir I.ramie.
Friday nighl May the Oth there will
be a moving picture show for iin
benefit of the Civic league. The prices
will be five and toil cents. These pic
lures are good and it is hoped there
will be a large crowd to enjoy them
and at the same time contribute to the
fund the Civic league Is endeavoring
to raise for the marble fountain to be
placed on the square. It is thought
the fountain will be ready to bo put in
place by September. Prlday evening
next, do not forget the day. moving pic
tures for the Civic league. Dring the
Moving M'Coy Building.
Messrs Branilett & Putnam are en
gaged in moving the obi McCoy resi
dence from its present site to the
south-west corner of the lot where it
wlli face Carolina street and again
be used as n dwellin. The brick office
bJlldlng will also have to be
moved sometime this month, as tin'
government wants tin; grounds clear
ed of everything boforc a certain dale.
On this she and the Adjoining lot will
be erected Die federal post office build
ing, and the supposition Is that pre
liminary work will bo commenced
MANY CASES HEARD
IN COMMON PLEAS
Two Hunk Suits Decided In I'm or of
the Defendants Other ( us
es of interest.
The common pleas court lias dispos
ed of a considerable amount of business
The following cases were tried last
week, in addition to those mentioned
ill The Advertiser:
j. i<. Hicks Son vs i. T. a. Bol
lew, suit in < lallil and delivery for
the possession of a mule. Mr. Hal
low set up a counter claim of $r>00
alleged damages for taking the mule
cut of his crop during a busy season.
The jury found for the defendant the
poss< salon of the mule in dispute? or
its value. and $2f? damages. The
plaini Iff was represented by Messrs.
Itlchey & Itiehey. and the defendant
by Messrs Simpson, Cooper & Habb.
W. ('. Deck vs. the Hank cd" l.aurens.
suit for $."..<Mi<i alleged damage, actual
and punitive, Which plaintiff claimed
bo sustained by reason of the sale,
without noiice to him or demand for
the payment of the note, of 11 bales
of cotton in the warehouse at l.aurens
which be hud assigned to the I..ink as
collateral security to a note. The
bank eont< uded thai the market had
declined s o thai the value of Die cot
inn had ? on below the margin called
for by the note; that Mr. Dec k promis
ed to : ? ml additional eoiton, but did
not do r.o, and thai the haul; sold the
cotton and applied the money to the
note. Ti e jury returned a verdict
for the def ndunt. Plaintiff was rep
resi nted by Mr. T. P. Cot hi in ot
(I im envllle, and M< ssrs Simpson. Coop
er Habb, and the defendant by
Messrs. Hlchey a;- Richcy.
Chicago Portrait company (vs. .1.
I!. Davenport. D. A. Martin, and Mrs.
jLenorn .1. Shaw, as executrix of the
testate of tin- late .1. D. M. Shaw, suit
for $:; 1 !?!?.". which the plaintiff alleged
the defendant Davenport had collected
for them and fai'ed to turn over while
acting as plaint id's agent.
I Messrs Martin and Shaw were Dav
enport's bondsmen. Davenport con
tended he had turned over every cent
he had collected. The jury returned
a verdict for !!??? defendant. IMuiutlfl
was represented by Mr. I<\ P. Met low
an, and the defendants by Messrs.
Simpson, Con;": <V Habb. and Dial t;
s. P. Putlifiin ys. Laurens county,
suit for $.'i.00ti damages which plaintifl
alleged he sustained by falling Into
dic h m nr l?inford in October 100(5 and
breaking his leg, the complain! al
leging negligence on the part of the
county in failing to have the road
sufficiently wide, and in allowing a
deep gully to remain on the side of the
road. Plaintiff at the time was walk,
ing up the hill beside his wagon, when
ho said the horses stopped, ami when
they started the wheel was thrown
against him and he was thrown into
the ditch, Verdict for the defendant.
'Plaintiff was represented by Messrs.
Cannon and Ulnckwoll and defendant
by Messrs. Simpson, Cooper & Habb.
Laurens Telephone Co. vs. Enter
prise Hank. X. H, Dial. 13. W. Martin
and E. L, llcnt/.og, suit for $f>0,000
damages which the plaintiff contend
ed it sustained by reason of Its al
leged unlawful ejection from th<- old
Robertson building in August 1907. Mr,
Rlchoy president and manager of (he
telephone company contended that lie
had (i yearly bus" but said thai whin
be was informed that it was doslrori
to put up a new bank building he con
scnted to move If given time to secure
suitable mitirters elsewhere. On the
morning of AUgu: I Oth, ho said h<- re
ceived a phone message that the rool
was being lorn off the building and
when he got down town the work wn*
well under way and the whole rool
was torn off during the morning. Ho
said there was considerable damage to
the operatives and that the business
of the telephone company bad to be
suspended for about three weeks.
E. L. Ilertzog was the contractor
who had the contract for the new
building and who tore down the old
building. The contention of the de
fendants was that the telephone com
pany bad only a monthly lease, that it
was desired to put up a new building,
that the telephone company had I.t.
glveh ample notice to vacate and had
promised to do so but had failed, thai
the winter was Ci Ming on and it W03
desired to :???! If to new building unilei
roof before the bad weather began find
for that reason work was prof.led
with. The jury latO Saturday after
noon returned a verdict for the <1<
fendant. The plaintiff was represent
ed by Mr. John Gary Evans of Spartan
TOWN OF CLINTON
I TO HAVE NEW BANK
Several Notable Events
Lately Pulled Off
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE
i*n >s Syndicate Representatives Given
a (?'odd Time Willie Guests
of (he Little City.
Clinton, May Although the Clin*
ton lettor failed to appear In last,
week's Advertiser it was not in any
way because there was nothing doing
here. As a matter of fact Clinton had
just gone through with n very strenu
ous week Including a convention, the
visit of the Spnrtiinburg scout cars,
three huso hull games, a smoker, a
l>atH|Uet, and some lively scuffling
about of the graded school's friends,
Tin? convention of traveling repre
sentatives of Jacobs and company's
lieliglous Press Advertising Syndicate
tool; up soveral days of thu week 1 tu
sessions wore h< Id i i the Clinton ilolot
r? i? <I i number of distinguished busi
ness na n were present as auditors or
io make addresses along i ?.I il lines.
There were Ihlrty two ol the repre
sentatives and lip? oHlcei i u I quests
br< ughl (ho iiumbi r up to \? t ween
fifty and sixty. An Idea of t}ie lilstg
nltudo lo which I.his company linn
grown limy be gained from the fuel
lhal its pay loll is second In Clinton
to thai n! the Clinton cotton null; it.
claims to supply about one third of
the postofllcc business; it has branch
ollices in every Southern Stille and in
the chief cities of Hie Middle West
and the North. The business league
of Clinton tendered the convention a
smoker in the hotel oil Wednesday*
night which is generally spoken of as
one of the pleasantest affairs ever held
h. ie. Oil Thursday .Mr. I !\ Jacobs,
president of the company threw open
Ills hoaiillful holm to the vj Ipirs and
ii number of ('Union guest for au ele
"ant l)uiniue| given by jl;e company.
Tin- vlsjl of Hi Spartanhutg cars
was the oeeiisloi for an euUiuslnslIo
meet In <j; in ii e city hall villi intieh
i pencil inakii g air! the like, ('Union
Is proud of the m uranci that the nu
loinohlle route v III < oi in through here
and thai as ii r< ? n!t she will f"et. somo
decent roads. The < ? mlition of tiro
ronds In thu part ol the county has
been such llmt ii was no plejtourc to
own automobil* s.
A bond Issue of &I2,*iO(i foi tin pur
peso of ndding lo tlio graded school
hiilldlng opened up a discussion be
tween the advocaie>; of that measure
and a strong party favoring a new sito
it ml a new building. Petitions ami
counter petitions found their way
around and a certain amount of feel
ing has manifested itself.
A i w hank to bo known as the
Commercial Hank of Clinton will bo
opened here next September with .T,
Downs Hell as president and II. 1).
Henry as cashier. A strong hoard of di
rectors are back of It, Including George
\V. Voting, 1st vice president, L. II.
Davidson, 2nd vice president, J. I.
Copdnnd, w. \<l Roll, w J. Henry,
J. I', lb II. J. !l. Young. The < apltnll
znl Ion w ill be *".:..<?< <? and i . Is u
Ktrong probability that a niod u bunk
ing establishment will he bui'.l < s
lieelnlly for It,
burg and M 1 i Cannon A lllaek
reuiinni by Messt.-. Dial f.- To'dd and
Mr. S. J. Nichols of Sptirtauburg.
The (list case tried Oil Monday was
that of Dorroh and Poden against An
derson. Wobertson, still on n note, the
.jury returning for the plaintiff for
In the case of '/.. H. Traynham vs.
C. & W. ('.. suit for the delay in ship,
monl of a car of fertilizers, the jury
returned a verdict of SCO for the plain
On Tuesday morning the case of the
C. & W. C. vs. the City of Laurens was
taken lip. This is a suit asking that
tlio street Opened between Main street
and the power house which was laid
Olli In the railroad's original right of
way of fifty feel between each side
of the trench, hi- closed. The city
pleaded estoppel and adverse posses
sion. Verdict for the plaintiff com
: ny. Messrs. Dial & Todd roprosont
< l the city. Messrs SlrnpfcOii <>> cooper,
and Mr. 9, J, Simpson the railroad.
Little Miss Mary Arnold of Prince
'i n is visiting at tho home of Mr. W.
i, Taylor, East Main street,