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PART ONE; PAGES ONE TO EIGHT
VOLUME XXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910. NUMBER 47
COURT MEETS ?ND
ADJOURNS SAME DAY
Work of the Session,Dispo
sed With Dispatch.
Suspension Sc utcnco Granted in
.lohn Noury Anderson Case Un?
(ill September Term,
The Bummer term of general ses
sions court convened on Monday
morning, with Judge Robert Ahlrieh,
of Barnwell, presiding, This being
?< n exceedingly busy season of the year
With the farmers, only such matters
as wore pressing for attention were
taken up, and only those eases dis
posed of in which the prisoners were
A number of bills were l anded out
by Solicitor Cooper and Judge Aldrich
delivered a clear and strong charge to
the grand jury as to the various
The grand jury llnished their work
Mid wire discharged i>- ore the dinner
recess hour on .Monday. In their
final presentment they stated that they
had no mailers to report, hut merely
desired to say that the.- had acted up
>u all bills and thanked Ills Honor
and the oflicct'P ' f the court for court
Frank Williams, colored charged With
murder, pleaded guilty to manslaught
er, and was sentenced to serve three
Ned Adams, colored, pleaded guilty
to house breaking and larceny, and
v.its sentenced to, Berve one year.
Lorry .Miller alias Luster Miller,
colored, was tried and convicted on
an indictment (dunging him with dis
charging firearms into a train, and
was sentenced to serve two years. He
was represented by Messrs Rlchey
Rlchey. The testimony was to the ef
fect, that Miller had I t ied to cut the
fireman on one of the Seaboard's south
hound freights at Whltmire on las?
Christmas night because !;<? was not
allowed to ride in the engine from
Whltmiro to Clinton, ami had cut the
fireman's cloths. The next the crew
saw of him was a; Clinton, where, it
was testified, he shot several times
at a brakeman on the top of the train.
Charles r. Lauford, white, pleaded
quilty to h:< ach of trust, with fraudu
lent intent, ami was sentenced to serve
Duck Rhodes, colored, was tried
for violation e>f the dispensary law.
and was acquitted. He was repre
sented by Mr. T. C. Turner. Jr.
John Moore, colored, pleaded guilty
to assault and battery with intent to
kill, the assault being alleged to have
been Committed upon his wife. He
was sentenced to serve three years.
On motion of Messrs W. R. Hit hey.
Jr., and IL S. Blackwell, attorneys
who have represented John Henry An
derson since his trial more than a year
ago that resulted in his conviction.
Judge Aldrich granted a suspension
of sentence in the case of the Con
demned murderer until the next term
of court. The motion was made on the
ground of after discovered ovldence,
as in the* W. T. Jones case of Union
PLAYED TEX 1WI.YC GAME.
Waits and Lydia Mills Wage Long
Braun Out Contest.
Watts and Lydia Mills played a ten
inning game of ball Saturday after
noon on (he fiedd of the Lydia team,
neither side having secured a run at
tho end of the ninth. In the tenth
Watts made one score, thus Shutting
Line-up, Watts: Swygert.1l>.: \>s
fallt, 2b; Irby. T? s.S.; Irby. P., 3b,5
WattS, c. f.; Caine, r. f.; Franks, 1.
f.; Hawkins, c; Prince p; Riddle.
Rhoden. s.S.; Harksdale.D., 3bj
Beachera, I. f.; Wofford, c. f.; Barks
dale, C, r. f.; Bailey, p; Young c.
Struck out?By Prince 13; by Bailey
13. Base hits?Watts 5; Lydia 2.
Heavy iiain Storms.
In this city and in other sections
of tho county heavy rain nnd electric
storms prevailed for several hours
Monday night. There was considera
ble wind and in some places much
damage to crops was reported.
Lightning struck the Laurens oil mill
smoke stack during the storm Irre,
damaging It to some extent.
GRAY COURT COTTON
MILL MOW ASSURED
(apltal Slock Practically Subscribed
and Dirt Will Soon Begin to
Fly for Foundation Work.
Cray Court, Juno 21. That long
talked-of cotton mill is sure coming
to this town. The subscriptions list
is about filled up to the desired amount
and it will not be long until the dirt
will begin to roll, making room for
the foundation of a plant which will
be sure to prosper.
Mrs. John Abercromble of Honen
Path is visiting relatives in town.
Miss Llllle Willis is visiting friends
Miss Carrie Richey of Greenwood is
the ^iiest of Mrs. V. T. Curry.
Mr. Roy DuDose. a graduate of Wof
ford RHO class, is spending a part oi
his vacation with relatives here.
Mr. C. I.. Reden is at home for a few
days from his work in Anderson coun
We are glad to report Dr. J. R. Cul.
bertson improving and it is hoped that
he will soon be able to attend his prac
Miss Hthel Willis who has been
quite i'l for some time is able to he
Mr. Frank Stone of Anderson is it,
town for a few days,
Mrs. J. \". Leak had the misfortune
of getting badly burned last week.
While UBlllg some gasoline near the
stove the blaze Caught to the gaPC'lUC
In Mrs. Leak's hand and burned her
hands some and singed her hair. She
is getting along nicely and nothing
serious is expected.
Mr. I). A. Colemnn of Fountain inn
was a visitor in town Sunday.
OFFICER KOON NABS
SALUDA JAIL BIRD
And Then the Negro Tried to Bribe
Bis Captor Other Cross
Bill News Notes.
Cross Hill. June 20.?A negro. Rut
Basket, broke jail a few week:' ago in
Saluda, where be was being bet,' for
grand larceny. A reward of twenty
dollars was offered. Policeman J. w.
Koon located him in Waterloo town
ship, near tiie river, a few days ago.
He brought him in all right and has
! turned him over to the sheriff of Sa
, luda COUUt.V, The negro tried to bribe
Mr. Koon. (Ufering him thirty dollars
to let him go.
Dr. Peak went to Columbia Satur
day with his brother Mr. John Peak.
1 le v. ill he t rented at the hospital.
Mrs. E. li. Wright of Spartanburg
is with her sister, Mrs. Robert Wade.
An election was held last Saturday
for seven trustees for this school dis
trict. W. C. Rasor, T. M. Pinson, R.
s. Pinson, John W. Manna, J. W. Sim
mons. R. A. Austin and R. A. Boyce
Misses Frankie Beeks and Lucy
Clardy of Laurens are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Rasor.
Mrs. Gussie McDonald and children
are with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Crisp.
Miss Hagood of Greenwood Is with
her sister. Mrs. W. A. Leaman.
Misses Kate and Anne Austin, Ger
trude and Leonara Leaman attended
commencement exercises at the
Thornwell Orphanage seminary, re
turning last Thursday.
The young people of our town have
organi'/ed a choir with Mr. B. R. Aus
tin as leader. This move indicates
good music in all the churches.
Sunday at (ho Churches.
Services were held in all the church
es Sunday morning and evening. The
First Methodist church had a special
service in the evening for the Sun
day school, the celebration of Child
ren's day. The music was fine; Mrs.
W. 10. Lucas was organist, and Miss
Lela Thompson of Spartanburg and
Mrs. Thomas McAdoo of Greenville
sang solos. The children gave recita
tions and songs from each class. The
service s were interesting and Impres
sive throughout and spoke well for
the work of the Sunday school leach
era and scholars.
At the Presbyterian church a large
congregation listened to Mr. Rankln,
and the music was good, Miss 101 i/a
Killian and Mrs. McAdoo adding their
line voices to the choir.
Re sure to attend the Great Piano
Sale now on at S. M. & 10. IL Wilkes
& Co. They win continue to sell the
famous M. Schul/. Pianos at money
saving prices for the next week.
S. M. & B. H. Wilkes & Co.
OR. II. II. HOSELEI' PREACHED.
Popular Baptist Divine Visits Laurens
ami Dellvers Two Seniums.
Large ami appreciative audiences
heard Dr. Hartwell R. Moseley at the
First Baptist church Sunday morning
and again al the evening service. Dr.
Moselcy is a preacher of ability and
a man possessing a strong and attrac
tive personality, and upon the occa
sion of Iiis periodical visits to Laurens
he is always greeted by many admir
in Iiis prefatory remarks Sunday
morning, Dr. Mosel ey referred to the
fact thai just twenty-live years ago.
second Sunday In .Line, he preached
his fll'Bl sermon in the "little Baptist
church of Laurens," and for senti
mental reasons he had planned to he
in the city June 12 with the expecta
tion of preaching an anniversary ser
mon, but be was prevented from mak
ing the appointment.
Dr. Moseley ims hen located In
Cuba for several years as superin
tendent of missions under the auspice s
of the Northern Baptist Mission hoard,
and his work then has been attended
with marvelous success,
While in Laurens he was (he ^nest
of his brother, Mr. Chr.s. D. Moseley.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Moseley
and their two young sous, the older
of whom, Lester Moseley, recently
graduated from Furinau university.
SIXTEEN PAGF. PA TEH TODAY.
Besides Carrying .More Heading .Mat
ter Si\ Page Ads Appear.
The Advertiser todays prints six
teen pages, in addition to more than
its usual amount of reading matter,
six full page advertisements are (al
lied in this issue, in sides a number
of half and (piarter page ads.
And the merchants are having some
thing to say In these advertisements
that's worth while, for they have been
carefully read in this office and all
the bargains noted; likewise yon will
become interested In the reading of
them, for there is great rivalry in
this special sale business and the
people want to see whose who.
Well, If you must know look them
over?the special advertisements*-?the
page ads first If desired, somewhat
as follows; Trlbble Clothing company.
J. K .MInter ev.- Uro,, Bod Don Racket,
Davis Roper Company. O. B. Simmons
&? Son. S. M. ft K. II. Wilkes & Co.
Then the ro's the half page ad ol
Swit/.er company, (ptarter page ads
of J, L. Hopkins and R, E. Copeland,
IT WAS FINE PICNIC.
IIa bun News Items und Personal Notes
Rabun, June 21.?At the home of
Miss Vivian Owens Saturday after
noon a picnic was given for the Young
Peoples' union of Rabun Creed' church.
A large number of young people were
present. Ice cream and cake were
served for the benefit of the society.
Mi. and Mrs. Stobo Bolt visited at
the home of Mi. W. P. Baldwin Fri
Mr. George Babb Bpent las: week in
Miss Vivian Owens of Eden and
Miss Rucln Wolff of Shlloll visited Mr.
IL II. Mnhon and family last Thursday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cheek, accompanied
by Mr. Elite Babb. were the guests
of Mr. and .Mrs. Zacluns Cray of Edeil
one day last week.
Messrs Lee Chapman and Cullen
Jones of Fountain Inn accompanied
by their friends, the Misses Farrow ot
Fountain inn. also attended the ser
vice at Rabun Sunday afternoon.
Missed Alpha and Venn Martin of
Eden visited Miss Kdna Owens Satur
day night and Sunday.
Messrs Ruftis Armstrong. Carl Rop
er, and Rex Simpson of Laurens were
at Rabun Sunday evening.
Mr. John Putman visited his daught
er Mrs. Orsbome llix of Friendship.
Business School Opens.
Prof. Robt. T. Cecil, of Cecil s Busi
ness college, has arrived in Laurens
and has opened a night school in the
Enterprise Bank building. The ses
sions each evening will begin at 0:30
nnd continue until Hi o'clock. All lu
ll rested parents and young nun who
contemplate taking a business course
are invited to call on Prof. Cecil sit
his rooms in the Enterprise building
for the purpose of Inspecting bis
equipment and modi- of leaching, This
is a line opportunity for Laurens boys
to obtain an adequate business edu
cation at home.
OVATION TO KOOSEVEI/T.
Kx-Preshient Given Gron! Welcome
Cpon Return lo >ov? York.
New York Juno 21.- -Ex-Prcsldent
Hooscvclt landed in New York 011
Saturday morning after an absence
from this country of fifteen months,
the greater pari of which had been
spent In hunting big game in Africa,
the past several weeks in Kurope.
where extraordinary honors and at
tention were shown til 111 by the people
and the governments.
His reception in New Yolk exceeded
any ovation ever received by any man
in American history, not excepting
that to Admiral Dewey when he re
turned as the hero of .Manila Hay. The
ovation showed what a strong hold
the ex-president has upon the affec
tions of his fellow-countrymen of
every walk in life Olid Of every shade
of political opinion. The parade was
an immense tiling, and was led by the
"Hough Riders," who had come in
large numbers from tho far west to
honor their commander of the Span
Col. Roosevelt has given out a state
ment that for some time to come In1
will not discuss polities. Replying,
to the speech of welcome by the mayor
?.f New York. Col. Roosevelt said:
"I thank you, Mayor Uaynor.
Through you I than!; your committee,
and through them I wish to thank the
American people lor their greeting. 1
need barely say 1 am most deeply
moved by tho reception given me. No
man could bo received by such a
greeting without being made to feel
very proud and very humble.
"I have been away a year and a
quarter from America and I have seen
strange fine' interesting 'hinns alike
in the heart of the frowning wilder
ness in the capitals of tin? mightiest
and most highly polished of civilized
nations, 1 have thoroughly enjoyed
myself and now I am more glad than
I can say to get home, to he back in
my own country, back among people I
"I am ready and eager to do my
part so far as I am able in helping
solve problems which must be solved
if we of this, the greatest demoratic
republic on which the sun has evei
shown, arc to see its destinies rise to
the high level ()'" mir hop's and its
opportunities. This is the duty ol
every citizen, hut it is peculiarly my
? duty, for any man who has ever been
honored by boillg made president ol
the t'nited states is thereby forever
after rendered the debtor of the Amer
ican people and is hound throughout
his life to remember this as his prime
ohligation and in private life as much
as in public life so to carry himself
that the American people may never j
feel cause to regret that they once
placed him at their head."
SOUTHERN TO I'SE .MOTOR ( ARS.
Its Service in Greenville Division Will
Atlanta. Ca.. .lune 20.?Following '
the announcement made by the South
jetn Railway company on May ::i that
I the use of gas-electric cars in some
of the more congested districts along
its lines was sontemplated, it is defi
nitely announced by that company to
day that its steam passenger train
service In (he Greenville territory is
to he supplemented hi July by the
inauguration of regular gas-electric
motor car service.
Pending the completion of three
motor cars now being built for tho
Southern Railway company, Hie man
agement, determined not to delay the
inauguration of the new service, lias
arranged with ilte General Electric
company for the return of the gas
electric car which Wrtfl used experi
mentally with very satisfactory results
on the lines between Mannssas ami
Strasburg, Va., last, summer.
Gas-electric motor car service will
be furnished in the Greenville terri
tory by this car until tin- delivery of
two improved gas-electric cars, being
built especially for the Southern Hail
way company by the General Electric
company, and a gasoline car being
constructed by the McKeeil Motor Car
company Of Omaha, Neb. These cars
will be completed in a few months
and will he put into regular service
as soon as delivered to the Southern
Released on llnud.
John M. Wise and Mit C. .Tidwell.
Who were committed to jail several
days ago in connection with the al
leged murder of Clarence I,. While,
were admitted t<> hall Wednesday in
the sum of $2,0i 0 each.
THE EIRE COMPANY
HAS GONE TO SUMTER
Will lie on Hand Tomorrow for the
Keel ( ontcsts in Hie State
The Hector Fire company of Lau
rens left .Monday for the State Fire
men's convention ami tounnmenl at
Sumter whl< it opened Tuesday. The
Are wagon and horses, in charge oi
Chief of Police W. s. Ihigwell and
Drivers Thnd Moore and .lames Dav
enport, left Friday lllghl and arrived
in Sumter early Saturday morning.
Master Jack Bagwell, IliO young
of Chief Bagwell, also accompanied
his father and is doubtless the small
est lire laddie In the Gamecock city
The reel contests. In which the Lau
rens team will participate, take place
tomorrow. The members of the Lau.
rens company who went down Monday
Included James T. Crews, captain; K.
II. Crews, Thomas Downey. J. N. Rh h
nrdsou. C. M. Babb, J. II. Henderson.
W. M. Swltzer. .lohn I?]. Swltzor, T.
M. Dlvvt r. 1'. it. Nelson, doe F, smith,
R. G. Franks, R. M. Childless. C. II.
Coper. chief of the Hector coui|>any,
and R. W. Trihble, an experienced
llre-llghti : who gol his training In \n
der son, are with the boys today, hav
ing gone down yesterday afternoon.
tin I'or Stale Campaign.
Judge C. <* Fcathorstone, candidate
for governor, left the city yesterday af
ternoon for Sumter Where (ho State
campaigners hold their lirst meeting
today. Judge Peuthcrstouo Is in splen
did form and says he is prepared to
"give 'em the best in the shop." He
likes campaigning ami is looked upon
as one of the readiest stump speakers
in the State.
BAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO
lit open Court .Memorial Resolutions
Vre Vdoptcd If tor Being Srr.
ended hj Bifl'oreil! Members.
AI a meet In ji of the Laurens Bar
association, held on Monday after
noon, suit: hie ('solutions upon the
dei i i of Judge < 'harles G, I >unlzler,
of iho Flrsl Judicial circuit, who ?Ii? ?< 1
at !.i- home in Orangehurg, on Mon
day morning, ? adopted, and were
present* I to the court in session here.
The resolution's were seconded by
a number of the members of the Lau
rens bar, and Judge Aldrich, who was
presiding, ordered them spread upon
tile minutes of '.he court, and adjourn
ed tin court sine die in respect to the
memo), of .Indue Dantzlor.
The resolutions were offered by Mr
('. C. Fcntherstone, and after his re
marks they vvi re seconded by Messrs
.lohn W Ferguson, R. A, Cooper, F,
P. McGownn, H V. Simpson, Jno. M
Cannon. R. 13. Babb. W. B. Rlchoy, Jr.,
and John F, Bolt. The remarks, were
feeling ami appropriate. In ordering
the resolutions spread upon the min
utes. Judge Aldrich paid a tribute to
Judge Danl'/lcr't memory which was
The resolutions were as follows:
Whereas, it hath plOtisod Almighty
Cod to remove from our midst Judge
Charles c. Dnntzler, judge of the First
Judicial clrcnH now, ihoroforo, bo i<
resolved bj tin Laurens Bar associa
First, Tin ' wo have heard with sin
cere regret oi tip death of Judgo Dant
zlor. I!" was ?" judge Of exceptional
ability, and a man of purity and up.
rightiiess of character. Ho was gen
tle, Upright and kind: yet ho had the
courage of his convictions, and there
was back of nil i.is gentleness a stern
adherence to duty. His death Is a dis
tinct loss to the bench and bar and to
the entire stat*.
Second, That a copy of these reso
lutions be spread upon the minutes ol
the court: that :i copv thereof bo mail
ed to Mrs. Dnntzler, and that we ex
press to Mrs. Dantzlor and her child
ren our heart-fell sympathy in this,
their time of l>< reavemenf.
Third, That the court which, is now
in session be requested to adjourn as
an evidence of rospeel to our deceased
brother and judge.
John Millen M'OjiOWII Bead.
Mr. 15, V. Mi Quov n of OMnton wa
in the city Monday and stated that III
broiler. Mr. J. Milton McQtlOWll hn<
McQtlOwn was a native of
ty. an ex-Con fedornto soldi
lived in Mississippi since IS
THE TROLLEY EINE
Greenville to Clinton Exten
sion May be Realty.
A STRONG BID IS MADE
The Halts Cotton Mills CoillHUII) Con
ditloiuill) Pledge a lluiidsoiiie
Subscription to Capital stock.
Within tin' past week Komu notable
and significant tlov< loptm nts havo
transpired in connection with tho pro
posed electric car line extension from
tirconvillo via Lnurons to Clinton. In
view of what has been done in this
direction the citizens of Laurens and
oilier points along the contemplated
route are quite enthusiastic over tho
scheme, more so Can at any time
since .he propo Itlon wiim llrst agitated.
The enterprise hat been riven a new
Impetus as the result of a meeting
held in Greenville a week ago by the
board of director* of * te. Greenville
Kpnrtanhurg-Andcrson Hallway com
pany, form this meeting the dl reo torn
ordered a survey made of the routo
front Greenville to Clinton by way of
I.aureus. This i u v \ will be made, it
Is understood, soim time during tho
next month, and the work will he dono
without coki to the people along tho
jlno, although Laurens and other
towns Interest od In the scheme had
the week before pledged themselves to
pay half the expense of the survey.
Another noteworthy act in connec
tion with the Greenville meeting Is tho
fact that a special meeting of the di
rectors of the Watts mills, located at
Laurons, was held on the following
day in tills city for the p.,-pose of
considering a proposition looking to
the advisability ol lending aid to the
a<tual construction of the road.
Wherefore a resolution, offered by
On|it; J. Adgei' Smyth. Jr., president
of the Watts mill ? agreeii g to sub
scribe $ 10.S00 or cents pel spindle
to i he capital > m? !< of flu Gl C< nville
Spartiinburg-Amlt ison lla?wi y com
I pany wan adopted, provided the com -
pany in retnin i greet > I lid a lino
to LuurohK and Clinton through the
premises of the Watts piil h company.
This action on the ri of ihe !.aureus
corporal Ion w'i . taken, i is under
stood, in conformity with the Sugges
tion of the Dukes who tiro backing
i he cut it e onterprl ?
These uiinor.neciuoni: have been re
ceived with much Interest In lhis sec.
lion, and the business men of Lau
rens. Clinton, Gray Court, Fountain
Inn and other points along the routo
have Indicated tlich willingness to
support local interests in the mnttor
ol securing for this section additional
Heath of Judge Duntzler.
The news of the death of JudgQ
('has. G. Dantzlor, which occurred at
his home in Ortingeblltg early Mon
day morning, was recc ."d with deep
reg ltd ii> Iiis many friend:: in Lau?
rens. lb- presided ovei the spring
term of (ho Laurens criminal court,
the last to he hold by him and at that
time he was far from well p.nd .vlthln
a few Weeks had (0 b< taken a snu
Itarium for treatment. On Saturday
last lie returned (o lib home from lifo
hospital and hi- death rollowed Mon
Musical l choc-.
Musical Echoes, n gigantie musical
e\t ra vaeanza. will he given at tho
opern house Friday night, .1 mo glib
under the auspices of the Civic league.
There are 2 0 people in tho cast and
there Is not a dull moment from tho
time the curtain rises on the 50 lltllo
tots in while, singing the- "Moon" song
to tho gorgous Japanese Seen,. ;,i tin.
end of the program. Thorn should bo
a packed house to see (his prodUC.
lion as all of the people have hern
thoroughly trained in their dances.
songs ami poses, and a finished Per
formance will be given.
Seats on sale at Fleming's Jewelry
store, Laurens Drug Co and Palmet
to Drug Store.
School I'actilD Complete.
M' --: !? Kin Huey of Hook Hill has
hi i u t let t,i d teacher of history and
civics in the High school department,
thus com jdetoing the Laurens City
school faculty for another year. Miss
I limy Is a graduate of Winthrop and