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LAUREN'S, S. (.'., MAY ?->.">, 1910
Hit. II AM AM) AVANT.
The history of tho ease of ?lghnm
and \\ant. tho two young white men
who were convicted of manslaughter,
for the alleged killing of Mrs. Hath
rvisp Blgham. and sentenced to serve
a term <>t' three and a half years each
in the State penitentiary, is pretty fa
mili?r to all. for it takes its place
in the*court annals of the Stale as one
pr< scaling many unusual chapters and
various bensatlotial features.
The killing of tho young wife ol
Dr. Dlghum at Mmrei Inlet, twenty
live miles from (loorgetown, last Sep
tember, c: used a Stale-wide sensation.
W. 11. Avant, whom the Blghums were
Visiting, admitted at the time that he
shot the woman, at the suggestion or
approval of lllghain, thinking "it'
was n ghost. Moth men were arrested
and placed under bond for trial a: the
October term of tho Georgetown crim
inal court. At the trial of the case
neither defendant was placed on tin
witness stand. They were convicted]
or manslaughter, .indue Watts who'
tried tlie case refused a motion for a
n? v trial, and in passing sentenci
"I am of tho opinion that then
Was no Intention to shoot Mrs.
Blghnm; hut great carelessness was
shown, and the jury in Unding a ver
dict of manslaughter had a perfect
right so to say, declaring it uninten
tional killing in the pursuit of an un
lawful net. I do no! believe it whs
a malicious killing; you must have
been frightened or rattled, and I am
going to give yon the benefit of the
doubl ; tho killing was pure reckless
ness. TllO sentence of the court is
that i ach of you he confined at hard
labor in tho Stnte penitentiary for a
peri* I of throe years and six months.'
Upon tlce of intention to appeal
the case to tho EHate supreme court,
bond in tho . '?h of $| fiOO each was
granted and ?! ? men released. For
some reason the appeal was not per
fected or prop >rly presonted in the
required Lima, whereupon Avant, on
his own volition delivered himself to
tho authorities at tho penitentiary
where he remained until an order waa
obtained releasing him until the ap
peal co'.ild he brought up regularly.
Ills bond was raised to $3,000, Mean
time ?lghntn had skipped out and
nothing could be learned us to his
whereabouts, lie was held in the
same bond fixed by the court at
In April the supremo court refused
to gran! a new trial. At Hie proper
time the remittitur was sent to George
town. The ten days' limit having ex.
piser. and neither Avant or Bighnm
having voluntarily surrendered to the
sheriff or the penitentiary authorities,
rewards were offered for the appre
hension of Avant, utter ii was learned
that be was "running away In Atlan
ta" This appears to be the last heard ol
him. As to ?lgham there seems to
be no trace of him since his alleged
visit to relatives In Greenville last
fall, though it is stated that be has
probably left the country.
These fugitives may never be caught.
But it is supposed that their forfeited
bonds of forty-live hundred dollars
will bo promptly collected,
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"In Atlanta running away?Avant."
This Information, according to a
Georgetown newspaper correspondent
was received at Georgetown May 10,
two days alter it left Atjnnta. and we
are informed by the same authority
that the sheriff soon got busy and
immediately wired the Atlanta author
ities to catch the runawuy.
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With the lion. Richard s. Whaloy
as its president, the Stale convention
took on the proper balance. Charles
ton Evening Post, One or the Lau?
rona delegates to the convention,
speaking of the proceedings, took oc
casion to pay a handsome tribute to
the president of the convention, saying
Mr. Whaloy was one of the finest pre
siding officers be had ever seen.
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There Is work for the chamber ol
commerce, plenty of It; the promotion
of certain Interests con be achieved,
not by "hot nir," but by downright, in
telligent effort. Towns are judged by
the spirit and ngresslveness of their
chambers of commerce. Would you
see Laurens take her place In numeri
cal strength, along with other towns
In the matter of a commercial orga.i
Izatlon? if so, opportunity is knock
It is probably too late to bo enum
erated, provided any were omitted,
but the membership committee of the
Laurens chamber of commerce lias a
few days in which to register new
name.;. Have von been "counted?1
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it may be a long time between
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Eight years in school without miss
ing a day, or even once having "tardy"
marked against him is of course a re
markable record. Hut when you think
of it, the tiling seems to have been
easy enough for a Laurens boy.
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Physical culture has its sure re
wards, in addition to tokens of materi
al award, anil WO congratulate teach
ers and pupils of the city schools up
on the measure of success that has at
tended their conceited efforts in this
? ? ?
Avowed and prospective candi
dates for the legislature might have
beard something to their profit if
they had the good fortune to he pres
ent at the Closing exercises of the
schools Friday night when Prof. Dan
iel delivered his admirable address.
The Home llcntltif111.
Every family takes pride in the
home that is well painted with the I..
& M. paint. One coat only beautifies
and also adds value and increases its
salable chances. The L. M. colors
arc bright and lasting. The L. & M
is used by everybody who studies econ
omy, and uses the very best at the
lea.-t cost. Cost OIll.V about $1.80 pel
gallon when ready-for-use. it is Metal
7,\nc Oxido and I.e.id combined, it
wear-; and covers like gold. Sold by
.1. II. & M. I.. Nash. Laurens; .1. W
Copcland & Co.. Clinton.
Editor Pci I) Makes Suggestion.
Writing at some length on the good
road's propsition, as it affects Laurens
county, Editor Dendy suggests the
adoption of a county government plan
after the manner now in vogue in sev
en counties. He says:
One other and. we think, very im
portant step toward the improvement
of Laurens county's public highways
would he the election by the people Ol
one commissioner to represent each
of iin- nine townships to work in con
junction with the county supervisor
in keeping up the roads and bridges
of their Individual townships, and so.
those of the entire county. That is.
lei the township commissioner look
after the roads and bridges in and foi
his own township; that whenever
thoro is nerd of work upon the roads
and bridges in Iiis township, let him
attend to the matter Independent ol ,
tho county supervisor, except that,
when absolutely necessary, the super
visor he consulted and his service call ,
for in the premises.
This, of course, could only he
brought about by special legislative
enactment revising Hie laws to con
form to the new conditions so install
ed. Spnrtnnburg has a county govern
ment along the line here hinted at and
we have been told it is entirely satis
factory to lcr people.?-Clinton Gazette ?
tjuicki) Cured By a Pleasant Germ?
The little Hyomol pronounced High
o me) inhaler is made of bard rubber
and can easily be carried in pocket or
purse. It will last a lifetime.
Into this inhaler you pour a few
drops of mngical Ilyomoi.
This Is absorb*/ by the antiseptic
gauze within and now you are ready
to breathe it in over the germ infested
membrane w here it w ill speedily begin
its work of killing catarrh germs. Ily
omel is made of Australian oucnlyptol
combined with other antiseptics and is
very pleasant to breathe.
It is guaranteed to cure catarrh,
bronchitis, sore throat, croup, coughs
;.;.(? col'if of money back. It cleans out
a stuffed up bead in two minutes.
Sold by druggists everywhere and
by Laurens Drug Co. Complete out lit
including inhaler and one bottle of
Hyomol, $1.00. Ami remember that
extra bottles if afterward need." cost
Mr. Austin's "Effusion."
To the Editor of The Advertiser:
I have road the phllipIC of ' Justice' '
in the Herald on my "effusion" in your
paper of the I Hb inst. I just want to
says to "Justice" that since more than
seventy of the members of our State
convention agree with me and advo
cated the measure before our conven
tion I feel very comfortable. Some
of them good reformers, too. I hope
"Justice" feels better too. I'm no pol
itician but I feel like making a sugges
tion sometimes. If however my "effu
sions" will make any one loose sleep
or die any harder I will desist.
W. T. Austin.
P. S.?I hope the purposo of my ar
ticle will be accomplished and that
every white man will become a qunll
fled voter. W. T. A.
Cross Hill, May 23.
Never hesitate about giving Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy to children.:
It contains no opium or other narco
tics and can he given with Implicit
confidence. As a quick euro for coughs
and colds to which children are sus
ceptible. It is usurpassod. Hold by
Laurens Drug Co.
***4 *# ****
* ELIJAH SANDERS ?
Elijah Sanders was one of the old
time house carpenters who would do
you a good day's work for seventy
live cents to a dollar per day. He
got his trade by hard licks and no
pay. His class of hoys were appren
ticed seven years to some master
builder who learned them the use of
tools and the construction of houses.
They worked for hoard, clothes and
one plug of tobacco per month. Where
did clgarett8 and soda water money '
Sanders, when a young man. work- ,
ed at Laurens court house. On one
occasion his boss sent him on a hurry
order to ('apt. Parks' store for nails.
The Captain was a very exact man in
his business. He poured out the nails
into the hopper of the scales and they
came down with a thump, and then he
took out too many and the scales
would ko up with ii thump. Elijah Kot
impatient at the delay and called out
to ('apt. Parks: "Just bito a nail 1;;
two pieces and make the correct
weight." Whereat Parks tired up and
threw the scoop lull into the hopper,
and then hollered out: "Von rascal, (
gel out of my store."
Sanders strolled up Little river into
Oarlillgton's bottom on Sunday and
found a guinea's nest that had over
live hundred eggs in it. There were
a dozen gulnen hens sitting on the
piles of ej;ns scattered over a ten
loot circle. He said afterward that
it was the grandest collection be ever
saw in his lite.
Sanders did not marry until late in
life and left one son (o perpetuate the
Ter lbs Week.
_'i Iba. .lap Itlco.$1.00
ISiba Soft White Su.uar.LOO
"> lbs. Lump Starch.2?
s lbs. Hood Roasted Coffee .. .. 1.10
Also a special on Flour and many
other good things. Call and see us.
wo are trying to run an up-to-date
.store. Phone us for bread boforc (i:"!'
and we will deliver Immediately.
12-21 J. 0. Shall & Co.
Citation for Letters of Administration,
Tile State of South Carolina,
Count} of Lumens.
IJy O. o. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas, J. P. Griffin made suit to I
me to grant him letters of administra
tion of tile estate and effects Of W. C.
These are. therefore, to cite ami
admonish all i ml singular the kindred
and creditors of the said W. ('. Hill,
deceased, that they he and appear be
fore me. in the court of probate, to
he held at Lnurens, ('. II.. s. ('.. on the
2nd liny of June, HUo next, after pub
lication hereof, at II o'clock in the
forenoon, to show enuSO, if any they
have, why the said administration
should not be granted.
(Jlvon under my In.ml this 10th day
of May, Anno Domini 1910.
o. (',. THOMPSON,
|3-2t Probate Judge.
noticl or i.li:< tion.
State of South Carolina,
County of Lnurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by more
than one-third of the qualified electors
and freeholders residing in Votings
School District. No. I In La.urens
county. South Carolina, asking for an
election on the question of levying a
three 13) mill tax upon property In
said school district to be used for
school purposes have been tiled witli
the county board of education, an
election is hereby ordered upon said
question, said election to be held on
the Ith day of June. 1910, at Hunters
vllle school house, under the man
agement of the trustees of said school
Only such electors as return real or
personal property for taxation, and
who exhibit their tax receipt and rep
Istrntlon certificate as required in
general elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the Tax shall vote a
ballot containing the word 'YES,' writ
ten or printed thereon: those against
the Tax shall vote a ballot containing
the word 'NO.' written or printed
Polls shall open at the hour of 7
o'clock in the forenoon and remain
open until the hour of t o'clock in the
afternoon when they shall be closed,
and the ballots counted.
The trustees shall report the result
o! Bald election to the county auditor
within ten days thereafter
QEO. I.. PITTS.
43.21 County Supt. of Education.
Citation for belter of Administration.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Lnurens.
Iiy o. Gi Thompson, Probate Judges
Whereas. B. C. Owens made suit
to me to grant him letters of admin
Istrntlon of the estate and effects Of
Ina Melt Owens.
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
monish nil and singular the kindred
mihI creditors of the said Ina .Meli
Owens deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me In the court of probate
to be held at Laurens, C. H. S. C, on
the 27th day of May 1010 next, after
publication hereof, at 11 oeloek in the
forenoon, to show cause. If any they
have, why the said administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 17th day
of May. Anno Domini 1010.
O. G. Thompson,
42-2t Probate Judge.
? n't it about time you quit worry
ing with that old worn-out stove?
( oine in and let us r.oll you a "Ducks"
stove, then you will And a pleasure in
stead of a drudge.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & :o.
J TWO EXTRAORDINARY CASES. |
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Mixing up Authority.
Alien! the Jones case: It looks to u
layman like a very extraordinary pro
ceeding that a Circuit judge can stop
the proceedings in a criminal case
where the supreme court has passed
final judgment affirming the sentence
of the circuit court. Tho case then,
It would seem to a layman, is clean
ou of the reach and jurldlctlon of a
circuit judge, and if any "stay of pro
ceedings" is to.be had it should be by
the supreme court Itself.
Any other view would be to make
the circuit court of superior authority
and power to the supreme court.?
New berry Observer.
Gets Ort Cheap.
Who blames Bigham for running
away from a three years' term In the
penitentiary when it only costs him
fifteen hundred dollars to do so: Judge
Watts, who let Bigham out on such
small ball, would be surprised him.
self, no doubt, if Bigham was to sur
render himself.?OrangebUI'g Times
A Lesson to Judges.
We agree with the Spartanburg
Journal that the disappearance of Dr.
Bigham, who \ is convicted in George
town county i killing his wife and
sentenced to serve a term in the pen
itentiary, ought to be a lesson to our
judges in allowing bail in homicide
cases. JtldgO Watts released this man
on $1,500 ball pending appeal to the
supreme court, which sustained the
conviction, and now Bigham can not
bof ound. -Anderson Mali.
New line Lawn Swings just received,
strong. durable. comfortable and
S. M. & IS. II. Willces & Co.
>5 CANDIDATES ANNOUNCEMENTS. ?
Tor The Legislature.
I hereby announce myself n candi
date for tho legislature from Laurens
county, pledging myself to abide by
the rules and regulations of the Dem
ocratic primary. Dr. M. EDWARDS.
At tho request of friends i hereby
announce myself a candidate for the
House of Representatives and promise
to abide by the result <>f the Demo
cratic primary election. W. R. RIC1IEY
I am a candidate for reelection to
the house of representatives from Lau
rens county, and hereby pledge my
self to abide the result of the Demo
JARISD D. SULLIVAN.
1 hereby announce myself as a can
didate tor reelection to the legislature
from Laurens county, pledging myself
to abide tho rules and regulations gov
erning tin; Democratic primary elec
tions. R. DUNK BOYD.
For County Treasurer.
I respectfully announce my candi
dacy for the office of county treasurer,
my nomination being subject to the
rules ami regulations of the Demo
cratic primary. W. B. WASHINGTON
I respectfully announce myself as
a candidate for reelection to the office
of county treasurer, pledging myself
to abide by tie result of the Demo
cratic primary election. .1. D. MOCK.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
supervisor of Laurens county, subject
to all the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary. if elected I
shall endeavor to render faithful ser
vice. Respectfully IL B. HUMBERT.
For County Commissioner.
I announce myself a candidate for
'he office of County Commissioner for
I.aureus county subject to all the rules
of the Democratic primary election.
If elected will trv to do my honest
duty. W. B. PULLER.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
reelection as a member of the hoard of
county commissioners, subject to lb?
rules of the Democratic primary.
T. Mr. ROPER.
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate for the office of
auditor for I.aureus county, my nomi
nation being subject to the rules of
the Democratic primary election.
W. T i ?nwuoil.
For Superintendent of education.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for reelection to the office of
county superintendent of education
of Laurens county, subject to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
OEO. L. PITTS.
For Probate Judge.
We are authorized to announce the
name of O. O. Thompson as a candi
date for the office of Probate Judge,
subject to the rules of the Democ ratic
I am a candidate for renomnination
to the office of magistrate for Laurens
township. In the Democratic primary
election, pledging myself to abide the
results of the same.
JOHN M. HUDGENS.
1)11. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.'
Important Schedule Changes Southern
Effective Sunday June 5. 1010. the
Southern Railway will inaugurate now
trains numbers H and 12 between Co
lumbia and Asheville. leaving Colum
bia 11:30 i>. in. arriving Asheville 7
a. in., returning leave Asheville 8:">0
p. tu. arriving Columbia 6:30 a. in.
With the inauguration of the Spring
and Summer service, through sleep
ing ear service can he bad from all
principal points: Jacksonville, Savan
nah, Columbia, Chattanooga, Norfolk, I
etc. This service will enable those]
desiring a summer outing, to reach
Asheville. Waynesville. Black Moun
tain, and all Western North Carolina
Comfortably and conveniently.
Summer tourist tickets now on sale.
For complete information and summer
homes folder, call on Southern Rail
way agents, or,
Jno. 1.. Meek. A. O. 1'. A..
Alex. II. Acker, T. V. A..
We are showing a large line o. Pi
anos and Organs, and offering special
inducements for you to buy now.
Won't you call and look through our
line, and get our money saving prices.
8. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
A Few of^the Many
J. E. Hinter & Bro
are offering at
- = Special Prices =
Men's and Boys' .Shirts at 48c
Men's and Boys' Shirts at 25c
( hie lot Ladies' Colored Para
sols at $1-39
( )nc lot Ladies' Colored Para
sols at oHc
Lot short length .Silks at )'. price
Good value in Silk Ribbon, 10c
Ladies' Wash Belts at 10c
Colored Organdies at yard 5c
Everything in Clothing, Shoes,
Dress Goods, etc. at right prices
J. E, Hinter
Laurens, = S. C.
will copy any Photo,_en
large any picture and 8
make High Grade Pho- |
tographs for you at the
very lowest prices. No
photographer can do
more nor offer any
more special inducement
I ricCord Studio
? has always done.
I The ricCord
"Best Pictures, Lowest |
Come to see us.
Get Ready to
and buy your
We have a fresh lot of
Garden Seeds of all kinds
of a good variety best a
dapted to our Southern
Yellow Danver and Sil
ver Skin Onion Sets,
Irish Potatoes, Seed
Corn, Field and Snap
Laurens, S. C.
Is the Most Solid Foundation
A Busines? Can Be Built On
That's why you'll find here the best,
:\p<l only the best.
We carry ttie finest poods we can
secure, because we know it pays,
our customers have learned tliey
ran depend on what wc sell and on
what we say.
A reputation for reliability, coupled
with prompt servlco and a square
deal, has made our store the favorite
trading: place of the most particular
people m town. ?
One of our specialties that Is con
tinually making new o lends for us*. Is
CofTcO. We recommend especially
the highest grade possible to produce
? n selected, cup-tested colleo of
incomparable richness and delicacy.
The superior flavor is the result of
slow-curing, dry-cooking and quick
sealing while still hot, so that none
of the volatile colTee esdonso is lost
Packing In sealed cans also pre
serves It from dust or handling.
Order some today. A revelation In
COtTcO awaits you.
Laurens, S. C.
IS MY SPECIALTY
A full lino of Watches all reliable
makes tiwnits your inspection.
My lino Of Jewelry is Now untl
Up-to-tlate ut very moderate price.
Expert Watchmaker and
Next to flrny'H Hotel. - Lauron?, 8, t
Have you ever examined the excellent stock of high
grade Watches we have in stock?
If you will spend a moment in our store we can show
you the very best in Howard, South Kcnd, Waltham and
Elgin movements, and our prices arc always moderate.
Jewelry and WatcK jrvepairing
of cveTy description carefully and promptly done.
Jewelers and Optometrists