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TWO CHARGED WITH
MURDER OF WHITE
John M. Wise and Mit C.
DETECTIVES ON THE JOB
Vj&HP Accused of Causing Mysterious
" Death, four Months Ago, of
Clarence L. White
.lohn M. Wise and Mit C. Tidwell
two well known mill men. were ar
rested Saturday afternoon and lodged
in jail, on a warrant charging them
with the murder, more than four
months ago. of Clarence White. The
jiews Of the arrest of the men spread
rapidly over the city and caused quite
a seustton. For the time both were
ord< red hold without hail. Applica
tion for bond, however, will probably
be made at once by defendants' at
torneys, unless the matter tnk< s an
other and unexpected turn.
The arrest warren; was swOrn out
Saturday before Magistrate John M.
Hudgens by. Virgil a. White of Owing
station, falber i f the young man whose
death resulted from Injuries .received
in a manner tragic and iiltogi tin r un
usal. The arrests were made by
Sheriff John 1 >. Owings and peput>
a. it. Culbcrtson.
The apprehension 6t Wise and Ti !
well was brought about through soup
pretty Clover detective work, it is
understood, with the cooperation with
local authorities. If evidence sutli
clent to convict has been procured
against the accused, that fact will he
the means of clearing up the more or
less mysterious circumstances which
at the time surrounded the way In
I which Clarence White was mortally
hurt, January 30.
As Will be recalled .young White
was discovered in an unconscious con
dition on Monday morning. January
31, in a ditch beside ti e Charleston
^- Western Carolina railroad track
near Watts mills. lie was at one
moved to the city and given medical
attention. The principal injury ap
peared lo be in the back, though lit
had ugly bruises on the head and oth
er parts of the body. Within a f< .
rays he was taken to ti e home of his
father, near Owings station, where
he passed away February S, or nin<
days after being hint.
That he was the victim of an unfor
tunate accident was generally accept
ed at the time as the solution, although
the possibility of foul play was given
serious consideration by (dose friends
and relatives. The foundation lor this
belief was (Irmly established when the
young man. Just two or three days
before he died, during one of Iiis ral
lying periods, told bis father how it
happened. According to this state
ment, he was attacked by two white
men who had followed him down the
railroad from the Watts mills village,
and after knocking him in the head
and robbing him lie was thrown over
the steep embankment. That was the
last he remembered. He landed in
the drain ditch and remained there
i all night, lie was discovered by a ne
* fro man who reported the matter lo
Ilr? was twenty-three years old and.
at the time of bis untimely death lie
was running as baggagcmasler on the
Greenville k- Laurons railroad, ami
had previously worked in and out ol
Augusta for the Charleston ? West
ern Carolina road.
The men accused of the crime have
been residents of I.aureus for several
years and those who know them well
say that both have always conducted
themselves very properly, Tidwell
was acting as a special officer at Watts
on the occasion of While's visit lo the
village. Sunday evening. January 30.
Of course it is not known what evi
dence there Is against the men; that
will come out at the proper time.
It was stated yesterday afternoon
that the release of Wise and Tidwell
would be secured at once, arrange
ments for completing the bonds hav
ing been made during the afternoon.
Invited to New Field.
The Itev. K. C. Watson of this city
who is pastor of Kabun Creek, Chest
nut Ridge ami other Laurens county
Baptist churches, has received a call
to the pastorate of Hush River and
Mount Zion churches In Nowberry
county. It Is a very Inviting field, hut
Mr. Watson has not as yet arrived r!
a decision in the matter.
the criminal court
meets next monday
Severn! .Murder Indictments, In addi
tion to i'retty Full Docket of
The court of general soosions eon-1
venes next Monday morning, with
.lodge Robert Aldricb presiding. Be
sides a number of minor eases for (Iiis
term, there will be four or live murder
Indictments before the court. One ol
the most important of these will prob
ably !?- that Of the State vs. Wise and
Tidwell, charged with the murder
of Clarence 1,. Whit".
Tlie jurymen for the session are:
K. A. Babb, c. 1'. Bnrksdale. c. Y.
Craddock, s. v. Culbcrtson, Allen C.
Brnmlett, .1. s. Machen, J. 0. Lynch,
C. W. Taylor. .1. II. Milam. Andrew
Jackson, T. B. Campbell. II. s. Wal
lace. C. M .Wolff. I). A. Watkins. C. F.
Dor roh, M. c. Oxner, \V. 13. Chapman,
I.. II. Robertson, A. C, Philips, J. w.
Godfrey, A. W. Sims. W. L, Jones. P.
O. Smith, 10. C. Briggs, Jr., Ceo. W.
Voting, .1. W. Billiard, l.aureus Blake
ly. A. M. Cooper. .1. (). C.arrett. John
Irhy Thaekston, D. II. Putnam, Linden
M. Woods. .1. Frank Davis. 13, A.
Adnms, .hums T. Hill, R. I.. Holland.
"MUSICAL lit ?IIOT'.S."
'.(traction to he Presented hj the
The ladies of the Civic league have
in rehersal a musical attraction known
IIS "Musical Kchoes" and consisting
of the h?st scenes from the latest
comic operas, to be given on tho night
of Friday, June :.'!. at (be opera house.
There will he plenty of might,
catchy music, with large choruses,
Japanese scenes. Indian scenes and
Irish scenes to give variety and odd
attractive backgrounds for the solo
parts. Not a dull moment from the
time the curtain rises until it falls
on the last act.
The proceeds of ttte entertainment
will go to the fund the league must
raise lo pay for the marble drinking
fountain, already purchased, and lo be
erected and ready for use by Septem-'
Harmon} Ne\>s Notes.
Harmony, June II.?We are glad to
note ;!i:t so many of our farmers
are beginning to see the necessity ol
living at home.
One cf our neighbors bad a new hole
made in his pocket hook this spring,
he had to buy Corn.
Old Harmony is always in the front
ranks, look out for a good Children's
day on the fourth Sunday.
Miss Lizzie Martin fell down a flight
of stairs last week and broke her hip.
It is hoped that she will soon he great
ly improved but she is not doing so
well just now.
Miss Sudle Medlock, one of our faith
ful Sunday school teachers, has been
visiting friends at Cross Anchor for
Mr. C. T. Hughes of Plckens will
spend Sunday with his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. T. Hughes. Mrs. Hughes
has been in poor health for some
time, but seems lo be Improving now.
Among those who came home from
college are. Miss Lela Carlisle of Due
Wist Messrs Fdgar Davis and L. K.
Simpson of Furinan. Mr. I. A. Hughes
of Meridian college of Meridian, Miss.
A Successful Concert.
The concert given Thursday even
ing for the benefit of (be chinch of
the Bpiplinny by Mrs. W. 10. Lucas
assisted by Miss Leila Thompson and
Miss Nannie BrniUlettO was a treat lo
the music lovers as well as a financial
success. Tho program was well chos
en and skillfully executed. Mrs. Lucas
and Miss Thompson played in duet and
singly the most difficult compositions
with perfect harmony and delight lo
i the listeners, giving evidence of their
I wonderful gifts as pianist. Miss Brain*
lotto in duet with Mrs. Lucas gave the
beautiful Andante and Hondo from
Lack. Miss Thompson sang delight
fully "Obstination" by Foutalnellos,
"ThOU Art so Like a Flower," by Chad
wick, an aria from "The Queen ol
Sheba," Gounod ami several other
songs. The duel Nornia from Rossel
len by Mrs. Lucas and Miss Thomp
son was a beautiful finis to an even
ing of music.
Fine Specimen of Oats.
Mr. w. j. Reynolds of Tumbling
Shoals brought to The Advertiser of
fice yesterday a magnificent specimen
of oats grown this year on his farm.
' The sample exhibited measured flvo
feet and (en Inches, and Mr. Reynolds
Bays he made an excellent crop ibis
ATTEMPTS TO KILL IIEItSELF.
.Mrs. J. I. Sunders Grows Tired of Life
und lakes F?lsen.
A story of attempted self-destruction
readied the <? it>? a few days ago from
the Long Branch section of the coun
ty, a few miles north of Clinton. It
seems that Mrs. Bertha Harris San
ders, wife of J. I. Sanders, becoming
tired of life, took stryohine in some
form, followed by a dose of laudanum,
with suicidal Intent. Immediately she
sent a note to her busband, telling him
what she bad done and begging him
to come at once that she might die in
his arms. Doctors wer ? summoned
and heroic measures were adopted be
fore she w.'.s brought around safely.
It is said that Mrs. Sanders went to
a neighbor : nd procured Hi" poison the
day before, saying she was going to
kill some dogs, : :. 1 requested that the
poison be put In a couple of eggs which
she carried along for the purpose, she
said. The < ggs were taken home,
cooked and eaten by Mrs. Sanders, so
sin- claimed, and then the note was dis
patched to the husband to hurry home.
Utende I State It. ami L. Lcmrtic,
Messrs. C. II. It-iper and \V. It. Mc
Cuen, promim ntly > ? nneeted with tin
different Bu'ldil . and Loan associa
tions of Laurei ntt ?'.< d the ani.ua!
convention of '? South Carolin;:
Building : Ud 1.0 ? I agl e, h< Id a; An
derson Inst w tk. M this meeting,
twelve new tlons Joined the
Slate league, m king a total member:
shtp of forty-five. The m xt annual
convention will be held :t Chester.
(.aureus Hoys Graduate.
Messrs Tully Houston Babb of Ra
bun. Edgar Washington Davis ami
Leonard Kirklin Simpson of Poplar
Springs, were graduated from Fur
man university last Thursday.
LAI HUNS MEN AT COLGATE,
J. II. Machen Completes Course While
Mr. Babb has Another Vear.
In a letter to the Baptist Courier,
written by the Lev. i. (>. Wilson, who
is known to many Li nens friends,
from Colgate seminary, Hamilton, X.
Y.. the udlowing references to two
young Baptist ministers from Lnurens
county are of in: p< s!:
Brother -las. H. Machen and I both
of whom belong to this year's class,
consider this i: st term as the best oi
all. As soon as commencement Is
over. Brother and Mrs. Machen will
start for Greenwood, s. c. Ho thinks
of engaging in evangelistic meetings
during the summer. He lias several
engagements ahead already, lie will
also, very probably, be available as
pastor for some good held in South
Carolina. He has resigned bis work
here, bis resignation to go into effect
when the seminary (loses. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Machen have made; many
warm friends on theil field. One old
grandmother in Israel, who is a mem
ber of Bro. Machen'8 Church remarked
to me recently: "If he would only
leave his wife up here!"
Brother 13. V. Babb lias been call
ed to succeed. Brother Machen as
supply at his churches He will take
up the work when Bro. Machen leaves,
and will live there this summer, He
will visit his home /.; Owings. S. C .
during his vacation in August. My
Held at Prospect and Grant were very
anxious to secure Bro. Babb to take
my work. v. Inn I give it up the last
of June. Brother Babb will have one
more year at the seminary. He expects
to get the benefit of tho winter terni in
Xew York city next winter. The field
to which he lias been called has al
readv ngiteed to grant him that leave
COt'NTY St MMliK SCHOOL.
Teachers' Institute Opens Next Men
day at Graded School Building.
The Laurens County Teachers' insti
tute opens next Monday morning at
the graded school building. The ses
sion will continue four weeks and each
department will be in charge of capa
Prof Klnard of Clemson college will
be the principal of the school. The
assistants secured for the term are
Miss Leila Morgan, Miss Maggie Carl
Ington and Prof. Jackson of Clemson
who will give daily lectures for two
weeks on methods of teaching agricul
Knights of Pythias.
At the regular mooting next Monday
night of Lauren ?, I od go No. 13, K. of P.,
the rank of Ksipiiro will be conferred.
All members are requested to attend.
NEWS FROM MADDEN'.
Delightful Lawn Part) Given al Home
of Mr. Culbcrtson.
Madden, .1 uno N.?Farmers general
ly, wi re well up with farm work, but
the incessant rains of (lie past few
days arc beginning to tell on their
nerves. Visions of ruined oats and
grassy crops are now being seen.
Mrs. Bvle Bailey and children, ol
Sedalia. are on a visit to her mother,
Mrs. l' C. Cunningham.
Misses Juanlta Martin and I3thel
Bryson, accompanied by Mr. R. .1.
Lungston spent Saturday night with
Miss Penrle Colemnn at old Mount
Mr. M. F. Cunningham lias gone to
Qoldville to see bis nephew. Mr. Cnlne
Boyd, who is in very had health.
Miss Tennie Madden, who has been
on a visit to Miss I.OU Melle Fowler
has returned home.
The young people of the city were
given quite an enjoyable lawn party
last Wednesday night by Mr. and Mrs.
l. I?. Culbcrtson. Delicious cream and
cakes were served. Mrs. Culbcrtson
was assisted In serving and entertain
ing her guests by Misses I lottlo Cun
ningham, Susie Laugston and F.thol
Surprise Marriage at ('Union,
Clinton, .1 uue I I. Mr. Sydney Don
son, a prominent young business man.
and Miss Ulla Nabor'si one of the pop
ular young women of Clinton, wore
married by the Itev. c ,L. Fowler al
Iiis residence Sunday afternoon .at 7
o'clock. The announcement of this
marriage was a complete surprise to
tlteir many friends here.
Itev. Mr. Moselcj to Preach.
Rev. II. R. Moseley, who is visiti
in the city, will preach al the Fl
Baptist Church next Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock. Mr. Mosel ey is super
intendent of mission work in Cuba, un
der the direction of the Northern
board, and is on his annual visit to
his old home.
W afford Quartette.
Fuder the auspices of the Trnynham
Guards, the VVofford colh ge quartette
will appear lit the city opera bouse
Monday, .lime 20. Tho program will
consist of chorus work, vocal solos.
I piano solos and Instrumental music
Tent Meeting Siill Continues.
The tent tu< < ting being conducted
under the auspices of the Christian
church will continue indefinitely, look
ing forward to establishing a portnn
i nent work in Laurcns. Mr. Chns. 13.
I Elmoro. the stale evangelist will ar
rive Thursday, and will preach Thurs
day night. Mr. 131 more is a speaker
Of power, and an orator of no mean
lability. He has held successful meet
ings in different parts of the United
States, and his sermons are filled witl1
Death of .lames Dunhar.
After a lingering illness of several
months .lames Dunhar died on Sun
day Mr. Dunhar was 53 years old
and leaves surviving him his widow,
and three children, one son. Loomls
Blnlock, two daughters. Misses Addlle
and Josephine. He was loyal to his
j friends, generous and klndhenrted. In
terment was at Rosemont cemetory
yesterday afternoon at live o'clock.?
New uerry Obse-i vor.
KM CHT Kl I,LLP in HA Hit.
Suniln.t Tragedj mi Laurcns lioad.
Near Cllj of Groe in llle.
CreenyJUo, June 1_'. West Knight,
a white ^rinei- of the I.aureus toad
section, was shot down in tile public
road today at noon by Tuily Babb, a
neighbor, lie was brought to a local
hospital where he died at midnight.
The men bad been oil had terms
for several months and when Babb
land bis wife woe enrouto to a neigh
bor's to day they met Knight in the
road and began quarreling, Babb got
.out of bis buggy !ld as he did so,
, Knight, it is claimed, advanced on him
with a knife, when Babb pulled bis
gun. and tired four shots, each bullet
taking effect in Knight's abdomen.
Babb is in jail.
The Wort Koirlns.
A force of hands has he engage I
during the past week ill tearing down
the umbrella sheds at tho railroad
station and doing other work prelim
inary to the excavation work Dor the
erection Of the new union .station.
The old depOl and dinner house will
be removed within a week, Dramletl
& Putnam, the house movers, having
It. A. Sullivan President of New Lnu
rciis Corporation Strong Hoard
of Directors t'lioscn.
The Oakland Heights itcalty com
pany, one of the new corporations
formed here, was formally organized
at a meeting ??i" the stockholders hold
Thursday. The board of directors, con.
sisllug of live members, was elected,
as follows: ('apt. John lt. Minier, II.
A. Sullivan. J. K. Minier, Albert Dial,
K. P. Minier. Subsequently the direc
tors elected II. A. Sullivan as presi
dent. Albert Dial, vice president; K.
P. Mlnter, secretary and treasurer.
The company is capitalized at $|fi,
oiMi and will do a general real estate
business. \ Uno ICH acre tract near
the city has been purchased by the
company and will he developed later.
Wailed Krom Waterloo.
Waterloo. .Pine I I. Mr. C. II. Pet -
lus spent several (lays last we, k hi
Mr. .1. K. Audi rsoll of F maids spent
the week end in Waterloo with his
Mr. I*. C. Briggs of Clinton was hero
several days last week, (he guest id
his sisi r. Mrs, T. J, Anderson.
1 >r. ,J, .1. I.ilid ay and wll'o of Spar
laiihurg . ??? ul Saturday and Sunday
in Waterloo with Dr. J. I?. Found and
Misses Kall nie and I.my Amhison
are attending the summer school in
Mrs. .lohn Smith and Mrs. J. It. Kllis
jtf Luurcns are visiting (lie family ol
Knpt. George l*\ Anderson.
? .Mr. J. ('. 1.li111 s|ient several days
in SpnrtanbUI'g last week on business.
Mr. J. M. Pearce was away last week
on a fishing ami hunting trip in Ihc
lower section of Ihe State.
Mrs. ('. M, Fuller and children ol
Mounts ille are visiting Mr. .1 M.
Pen roc and family.
Misses ICdlth Sexton and Acnes Peed
of I.aureus. sp< nt the week end most
pleasantly as ii;" guests of Miss Mary
Smith. On Saturday ninht, Misses
Sexton and Heed were delightfully eu
lortnlnod at an i> ? ores in party by M rs.
.lohn Harris Wharton.
We are very grateful to our super
visor for his effo'ts to restore tin
washed away bridges over the si reams
in t hi. seel Ion of Ihe county.
Owing to Ihe continued wot spell
for tht1 pa i ten days all farming oper
ations are at a stand still. Much ol
the oats and wheat will be lost in
the field from too much damp weather.
HAS TAH KM < r:\st S POl'lt TIM KS.
Itcrmirkable Itecord of .Mr. James II.
Nash Brief Life Sketch.
Mr. Jas. II. Nash, a brother of Mr.
1 John H. Nash of ibis City, who has re
sided in Georgia many years, enjoys
the distinction of having assisted in
taking the census four times. Con.
cernlllg hi:: position and work. The At
jlanta Georgian prints the following in
James II. Nash, of Adnmsvlllc, igod
82 years, enjoys tho unique distim -
lion of hnvii-g served Cncle Sam four
times as an enumerator of the census,
a record Altogether without parallel
so far as Supervisor McClelland litis
been able to ascertain,
In I8K0, I MUi, I BOO and 1010 Mr.
Nash has secured the census flgun h
in Ids home dl trlci, mid although he
is now vj '-.ii of age, he rivaled the
youngest and the most alert of the
Imnilsltoi In the last official count.
The age limit for enumerators was
fixed nt To years, but on account
of the excellent service Mr, Nash
had rendered in the past. Census Di
rector Durand made an exception in
his case this time, making bis ex
perience fill the more remarkable.
Mr. Nash was born in Groonvlllo
county. South Carolina in is;.'*. At
the organization of the provisional
government of the Confederate Slates
at Montgomery. Ala., he was offered
and accepted a position as warrant
clerk to the secretary of tho treas
ury i.ater. when the permanent gov
ernment was organized at Richmond,
he w a elected to ihe office of secre
tary of the senate and cervod the Con
federacy In that capacity until Un
close of the Civil v.Mr.
In bis long and eventful career Mr.
Nash has practiced law. taught
school Mel managed an Insurance
company. Me is now discharging the
duties oi notary public and 0X-0fficlo
justice of the peace for the district
of Adams Ille.
TO [LEVEN PUPILS
Cross Mill School Closing
ADDRESS BY DR. LODGE
Entertaining Program hj Ok- Cradunt
lag ( hiss Winners ol Hie I)If.
formt Prizes Vuuouueed,
Cross I till, .illlie \">. '! !..: school
closing exorcist s last Monday evening
wore by ihe graduating Class ns fol*
Miss Connie Martin, 'president, os
suyist; Miss Kathleen Calhotin, vloo
president, essayist; Miss IJona lllnek,
secretary, salutatory; Miss Tora Orlf.
Ilii, treasurer, essayist; Miss F.I I a May
Martin, valedictory; Mr. I'.rosig liar
rtlOU. lawyer; Miss llessli Hill, ptllis
loress; Mr. William Whnrton, histori
an; Miss Idalia llolllngsworth, proph
etess; Mr. Paul .NleCiownn, essayist;
Miss Annette Wharton, poetess;. .
The exercises last Tucsdio evening
weri' very Intel est in;.; :.' >.
Dr. L. 11. Lodge made, a line address
and Kept the atn lilion ol the largo
audience for more ihu'u an hour.
Prof. Parrot) gave diplomas to tho
cloven young people who finished tho
leinli grade. The.- ? diphiinas were
presented in a ueal speech by Trustee
II. A. Wharton. I bo ? - ; . I modal
was won by Miss Connie Whnrton,
and was presented by Itev, '!. M. llol
lingsworth. The medal given by Prof.
Pnrroll to the best average student
was won by Miss Dona Illach and pre
sented by Dr. Lodge. The teachers
and pupils gave a nice present to Miss
Dlunche Plnson, which was presented
' in a few well chosen n marks by Itev.
.1. A. Martin. Many beautiful llowora
and other nice presents wore received
by the graduating class.
>li?s Austin's Itecord.
A number of Cross Hill people ill -
tended conimenceim tit ? ? ? rcl ? ?? at the
Presbyterian col legt o So lh Carolin si
last Wediiesdi\v. '!:. .-. , |<; :,. rjud
Anne Austin were iVimuig t! ?? grnilti*
ates. Ail il." Hub ni : < ..i hero hitvi)
done w ell. Out '?>'?:.? ? I me I p
lion. Miss \s.:.' \?istiu bus bid 1110
class Ihe la.- t ivo years. S|>o .'.as tip
pointed Vnled.'eto inn. S! ul <i won
i be general se;.(,!.. j\, I medal, 1
ilihle medal a:.<; lie- n i m prize.
in: vm i<iit s| v, 11 i; i .a \i\ \ mi:m
Hector l ire (tit.pans Will ' n H'hr
the Prizes Next Week.
The Hector Fire company will hnvcj
everything in readiness Dy the hitter
pan of the week for it^ proposed trip
to Sumter next week foi 'he state
Firomens' convention. The practice
work has continued, (hough 'he wea
ther has been unfavorable tor hen I
results, and the team is now consid
ered in splendid shape foi the COIU
ing contests at the Sumter toui n amen I,
The lire horses and wagon, in charge
of competent men. will proceed to the
(?amc-cock city Friday or ?aturiiny
ami he on hand Tuesday when tlx*
louunmcnt ope;.-. Cap* dews and
(he rest of the men of the ooiniitiny
will lenvo Monday.
Vllcgcil lligamj Case l)rop|to<!<
The case Of .1. M, Tjl lUIOIlK, 1 I:"
white man committed ?<> jail several
days ago charged with hlgniuyl, bai-i
heeil Slopped, ht the ill ' ;i-e ol Syd-?
liej Tumblin, u ho swore or tin ". ;: i ?
\\ ill serve H e ( n Itlll.
Tie> Christian Hndoitvoi ; \,
an eiitertalninenl and Ice croaii
pi r Friday night, Juno 17, .-it tho
home of Mrs. Columbus Own . tor
the benelli of the Wnrrioi Creek Sun
beam hand. Tin- public is cordially
Picnic Near Italian ( luircll.
Rabun, June 14. On Saturday, Juno
18, from four p. m. to eight i?. m., a.
picnic and an cnlcrtulnrnoiil will Ix?
given at Ihe beautiful country homo
of Miss Vivian Owen near Kahm?
Creek church. Ice cream ami enko
w ill be i orved for the I" nelll of tho
I society; Th<- public old and young.
.one and all. an- invited to 7. and
all are promised a good tlniO.
Copcland's 1.? Hu j Kalo,
lleglnuing Friday an 1 continuing
cut. i n days, Copchuid, proprietor of
"The Die- Price Store'' will Coiulnct
a special mld-Mummor clcar.ijico .sale.
See w hiit he says aiiow the harnalas.