Newspaper Page Text
SHOT HIM TO DliATH
ON CLINTON STREET
VV. T. Gregory Kills Young
Man Named Furr
ALLEGED CAUSE GIVEN
flle-.cn Shots Wore F.xcliam:ed Be
tween the Two and the Affair
Caused a Sensation.
Clinton, July 26.?One of the most
sensational killings that has ever <><?
curred in Clinton happened last Sat
urday when \v. T. Gregory, a resident
of the Lydia Cotton mill' village, shot
and instantly killed Cnl Purr, who for
the past few months has been living
at the Clinton mill village. The shoot
ing, it is said, is the final result of
trouble that has been brewing for
some time between these two parties.
Gregory claims that Furr had ruined
his home. Up to about four mouths
ago Purr was living about Lydia, when,
it Is said, ho was fore. .1 to leave on
account of this trouble.
Fires Without Wiirntnir.
At about 1:50 o'clock in the after
noon Gregory was ^-.ai:ding just In
front of the store of 'I*. C. Sumeri il v?c
Brothers, when Cal Purr, l aving the
Bee Hive Backet store, which is just
across the street, and not seeing
Gregory, came directly towards him.
Upon perceiving Furr. it is said that
Gregory, without passing any words
whatever, at once drew his gun and
began firing, the second hIioI striking
Furr in the hip. causing him to fall.
Furr drew his pistol as quickly as pos
sible and fired three shots, all of which
. missed except one, which passed
? through Gregory's right hand, between
the third and fourth fingers.
Continues Firing at Fullen Victim.
After Furr fell Gregory advanced
and grappled with him. still shooting,
and most of the balls taking effect
in Fun's body. After eleven shots
were tired in all. eight by Gregory and
three by Furr. Furr died instantly.
After the killing Gregory a; once
surrendered to Chief of Police Reed
and was lodged in the city stnti?riv
About :'. o'clock he was taken to Lar
relts In older to avoid any possible
trouble, being me! on the way by
Sheriff, .1. I). Owings, who had started
to the scene of the trouble and
who returned to the c ity with Gregory
where he was lodged in jail.
W. T. Gregory who is in jail charged
with the killing last Saturday ot the
young man Furr. a native of Tennes
see, will not seek hail at once, so it
is understood. He is a married man
and has live or six children. He is
said to he quite an industrious man.
having, it is understood, saved enough
out of his earnings as weaver to buy
a lot and build thereon a store hoi.n
which he rents.
Furr was a'nout 2.". and unmarried.
His parents live at Qoldvllle having
moved to this section from Tennessee
several years ago.
Along with the meeting of the
Farmers' institutes in Georgia a.id
North Carolina, there are also Insti
tutes for the farmers' wives which
they find to be '.cry interesting as
well as instructive.
It is proposed, at our meeting, Aug.
5th and 6th at Cray Court to begin
?*i Woman's institute and we most cor
dially invite the wiv<'S and daughti rs
to come with their men folks and let
US have an institute for the fanner s
family that will result, we trust, in
much good for all. We have invited
Mrs. .1. J. Pluss and other ladies of
long experience to he with us and co
operate with us in making the oc
casion profitable and pleasant.
Will Award Prizes.
In connection with the Woman's in
stitute, to be held jointly with the
Farmers' Institute at Cray Court Au
gust nth and 6th, it has been decided
io award prizes to the two young la
dles under 20 years of age, exhibiting
the best loaf and cake of their own
cooking. To each will he given a
Mr. John W. Ferguson, Jr. and fam
ily of HartsvPle nie visiting at Mie
home of Col. J. W. Ferguson.
PROM CROSS HILL!
Sunday School Convention?The Kruse
Brothers' Visit? Some Uood
Cross Hill. July 2C..The Methodist
District Sunday School convention
Convened here last Monday evening
and was in session till Wednesday
noon. There were about I" lay dele
gates, a number of them ladies, and
ten ministers in attendance. The
meeting was Interesting and we hope
the Sunday school cause will bo ad
vanced thereby. Our people welcomed
the delegates to their homes.
All the people of our town and com.
nutuity who have relatives buried at
Ihe Presbyterian cemetery are re
quested to conic or scud a band Thurs
day of this wc?>k the 2Sth inst. and
help clean off the cemetery and
grounds. The public is allowed to
bury here without charge and all thai
is asked is that you "lend :i hand"
to help clean oft' the grounds. Meet
at 7 o'clock.
Rev. W. T. Kruse. Messrs Otto nml
August Kruse of Philadelphia, also
Mr. \V. T. Crows of Laurens wert? the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. \V. T. Austin
last Tuesday, lb v. \V. T. Kruse Is a
graduate of Princeton and has been
!>:..-??.(?.?? of i.\;i<! Iletown Presbyterian
church for 20 years The others are
business men of the Quaker City.
Their visit was mu< h enjoyed by host
The mile and a half of now road
the supervisor has had built below
here on the road toward Chappells is
said to be line. ;!n.l will bo a greal
help to die public generally. The
road was changed so its to cut out
some Ugly hills, and will be a great
Miss Mary Dillard is spending :i
few days with Miss Anne Austin at
Mrs. Bailey and daughter, Miss
Helle Bailey of Alken county are
visitinn t!ie family of Mrs. N. B. Dav
Master Robert Nabors of Columbia
is with his aunt. Mrs. It. A. Austin.
Mr. Austin Lea man was over from
Messrs Henry Rasor, .1. D. Wither
spoon, C. D. Nance, .1. \V. Simmons, R.
lb\ Walker. R. I >. and W. It. Nance, and
V- G. Crisp left bore Snturdoy evening
for Greenville, S. c. in their respec
tive auto:., liuick Hup and Ford. They
all spent the nielit in Greenville, Mr.
Crisp left the party there, taking the
train fov'Wostmlnlstor where be spent
i the day atid from there went to Greer,
spending Sunday night with relatives,
lie retumod home today and reported
:i K<>od time and says the rond from
Lnurens to Greenville is simply grand.
Antmnl Reunion of Veterans*
The third annual reunion of all
veterans of Laurens county will be
held on Saturday, July :!0. The ex
ercises of the day will be held 1n the
city armory and will be entirely In
formal. It is expected, of course, thai
se veral ?ilks will be made on tl?*
occasion, as usual, and there will be
other Interesting features which
should attract a large attendance of
old soldiers from every quarter of
Dncainpmonl of (he First.
The TrnynhAm Guards leave Friday
morning for Columbia, thence to
Aiken where a ten days' encampment
Of the First regimen! of the National
Guard of South Carolina will he held.
At seven o'clock Tuesday morning
the marriage of Miss Leila Barre ami
Dr. W. T. Moore of the city was sol
emnized at the home of the bride's
parents. Rev. and Mrs. \V. 10. Darre,
corner of Laurel and Hampton streets.
The ring service was used and the
ceremony was performed by the
brides father. The wedding march
was beautifully rendered by Miss
Louise QotldetOCk of (Jaffney, while
Mr. .1. C. Norton of Spartanburg acted
as best man and Miss May Dell Barre,
sister of the bride, was maid of honor.
At eight o'clock Dr. Moore and bride
left the city for a visit to the moun
tains of North Carolina.
The out of town guestfl present for
the marriage and the reception at
the Itarro home Monday evening
included Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lips
comb of Ninety Six, Miss Mamie Moore
of Yorkvllle, Miss Mary Darre of Lces
ville. Mrs. D. T. Darre of Gilbert.
Misses (Dace and Oline James of
not s1 corn (i r? prizes.
What the Young Farmers of Count)
( itn \\ ark l or.
Superintend* tit of Education Geo.
L. l'ins who is ut the head of the
Buys- Corn club, gives out the follow
ing concerning the pri/cs offered:
The rules end regulations of the
Laurens County Boys" Coin club were
well advertised and understood by
nil at its ( rganizatlon early in the
I..aureus county has the distinction
of having the largest club in the
State, and will doubtless make a
good showing at the county and State
contests. Tie in members are all
working hard for some of the prizes.
It is agreed by nil that we have the
lines! coi n the county has ever seen
and that the Boys' club has done a
great deal toward stimulating tho in
terest in corn growing.
It was understood from the begin
ning that the different prizes were to
be given by private individuals. A
few weeks ago a call was made
throtlgh The Advertiser for the prizes
I i P.- offered. As a result of this
call we give below a list of the prizes
offered and the names of those who
offer them. In behalf of the club and
its members i wish to thank these
friends of the farmer boys who have
so willingly offered tho prizes.
li may be tili : others would like
to offer prizes and the opportunity
will stand open until August the 1st.
First prize?Greatest number of
bushels to acre, $25 in gold by the
Bank of LaureilS.
Second?Second largest number ot
bushels to acre, $20 SUit Of clothes
by Davls.Roper Company.
Third?Third largest number of
bushels to acre, watch by Fleming
Fourth?Fourth largest number of
bushels to acre, $10 Davidson Diet
rich Middle Buster by Moseley & Ro
Fifth?Fifth largest yield on acre.
Osborne cultivator by the Laurena
l lardwai e company.
Sixth?Cheapest corn produced, $10
worth of high grade fertilizer by .1.
Seventh?Second cheapest produc
tion. $10 suit of clothes by J. E. Min
Eighth?Third cheapest production,
$S pair patent leather shoes by IL
Ninth?Best variety of corn, $vi pair
of Edwin Clnpp shoes by Trlbble
Tenth -Best io ears of corn, >V. pair
of shoes by Swit/.ei Company.
El oven th?Best paper on cultivation
of his corn, $2", suit of furniture by
S. M. & E. li. Wilkes & Co.
Twelfth?Best shelled corn. Jo pall
?of shoes by lt. E. Copeland.
Thirteenth?Best five stalks >f com,
$."> in gold by J. B. Benjamin
If other prizes are offered 'hey win
he printed next week.
MBS. TOTO) RETURNS TO CHINA.
Farewell Strvlce was Held at First
Baptist Church on Sunday.
After a visit of several months here
and other points in and out of the
siaie. Mrs. s. c. Todtl, the well known
missionary worker, left Laurons yes
terday morning on her return to China
where she will resume her work next
fail after noarly a years' absence. Be
fore going to (lie home of her parents
in Oakland. Cel., Mrs. Todd will visit
irieuds in Macon, GO., and other places
en route, On Septembei 27 she expects
to sail for China,
tin last Sunday at the First Baptist
church appropriate farewell services
were held at the conclusion of the
regular services in honor of Mrs. Todd
Whose work and presence at the dif
ferent meetings for the past few
months at this chinch have been a
great inspiration and benediction. In
recognition ol this the pastor and
congregation desired to show their
appreciation and to express their in
terest in her work in the foreign field.
Mrs. Todd's response to the many kind
expressions was couched in terms of
love and encou;agmi nt for her friends
in dear old Lauren8,
Heath of Mr*, .las. Workman.
Mrs. Martha Adalr Workman, wife
of Mr. .lames Workman, formerly of
Lntirens county, died at her home in
Charlotte on Monday and her remains
were brought to Laurcns yesterday,
thence to Rocky Springs church where
tho funeral service was held at 4
o'clock in the afternoon.
Si:AI. NIOTECTED COLLEGE (H?LS
The Kruse Reunion in I.aureus lie*
culls Interesting Incident.
The Kruse reunion in Laurens lasl
week recalls a very Interesting inci
dent to the minds of some of our older
Mr. August Kruse was a German
by birth and still retained bis alle
glance to that government at the be
ginning Of the War between the States.
Being a man of unusual foresight and
intelligence, when the war began he
deemed it prudent to have some sub
stantial evidence that be was entitled
to the protection of the German gov
The late Mr. C. (). Witte was at that
time German Consul at Charleston
and Mr. Kruse boarded the train, went
to Cnrlcston ami secured from him a
certificate drawn up in proper form,
signed by Mr. Witte es Consul and
umh r the seal of the German Govern
Mr. .lohn Fisher, who at that time
was professor of music at tin- Lnu
rensville Female college, was an inti
mate friend and fellow countryman
of Mr. Kruse, though he had not taken
the precaution of securing the doc
cumcnlnry evidence, which would
provo his claim. Therefore when the
Yankee soldiers began to over-run this
portion of the State during the last
year of the war, thelving and maraud
lug, Mr. Fisher borrowed the certlll.
<ati" from Mr. Kruse ami carefully
copied the entire document, signature
and all. substituting his own name
where the name of August Kruse ap
peared, remarking that no Yank
would ever know Mr. Wlllo's slgna
, tu re. Not being provided with a seal
but possessing a diploma from a Ger
man university lie carefully removed
the wafer seal from it and affixed it
to the certificate. When the Yankees
arrived in Laurens, Prof. Fisher went
to the commanding officer and produc
ing bis certificate demanded protec
tion for himself and for the college
i and pupils under his charge. The
officer immediately complied with his
request and placed a guard around
the premises and none were molested.
BETTKK METHODS OF FARMING.
What tile Southern Knilwnj I'ompail)
is Point; Along Its Lines.
Atlanta, July -?">.?That the farmers
Of th.f Southeastern states are anxious
to take advantngo of every opportuni
ty offering them Information tending
to bring about better methods of
farming and more profitable agricul
ture, such as tin.' agricultural trains
W.hieh it lias become the policy of the
Southern Hallway Company to run ov
er its lines in the various staws which
it penetrates through its land and
Industrial department connection with
stale departments of agriculture or
agricultural colleges, is shown by the
interest displayed by farmers in Pled
' raont, Virginia, over 2,000 of whom
; attended the meetings alon^ the route
of the train which recently spent a
week in that section. The train was
In charge of Hon. <;. w. K?lner, com
' missloncr of agriculture for Virginia
and bore a corps of OK pert 8 who gave
instructive lectures on subjects of par
ticular interest to farmers of tho
various communities visited. The
train was out six days and sixteen
meetings were held be; ween Alexan
dra and Danville.
At nearly every stop tho two |?ns?
sengcr conches which were us-"! as
lecture rooms were tilled and at some
places it was necessary to hold out
side meetings to nccomodato tho
crowds. Farmers' wives turned out in
large numbers and showed as much
interest as the men. At the close of
the meetings at almost every stop
farmers remained to ask questions
about topics ?Vilich interested them es
pecially. At every stop appreciation
of the work done by the Virginia de
partment and the Southern Railway
company was expressed, at a number
of points votes of thanks being given.
immediately after tho tour of the
train letters began coming to Com
missioner Keiner and the land and
industrial department of the Southern
Railway company, from farmers re
questing that information be sent
them. At all places where meetings
were held the names and addresses of
farmers in attendance were taken and
to these the Virginia dpartnient of
Agriculture and the Southern's land
and Industrial department will In the
future send special information referr
ing to crop growing or to other sub
jects on Which these farmers espec
ially desire instruction. In this way
the Influence of the train will be made
We have just what you need for
your porch and lawn on these hot
days, you would be surprised to K60
how cheap we can tit you up. Come
and let us show you through.
S. M. & E, H, Wilkes & Co.
IN MURDER OF HAND
Seven Negroes of Youngs Township
Arrested in ('oiineetlwii With u
Killing lilts! October.
As the result of some good detective
work (Hi the imrt of Kurul Policeman
A. it. Suilivnn, seven negroes ol
Youngs township huv< been arrested
on warrants chnrglng them with par
ticipation in tin1 murder last October
of Will Hand, the Woodruff negro
Who was shot to (lentil at Double
Springs church, near tho Spnrtnnhurg
Hue by a party of hi:: race who "had
In" for Hand, so it has developed.
As will he it inombered three other
negroes, Will Harris, Will dray and
C leve Thomson, wen nv.cted of the
murder of Hand at t Man ii term of
the criminal court and sein to the
penitentiary lor life, the tii.ii jury
having recommended mercy, thus sav.
lug their necks.
It was said at the time of the kill- ,
ing that others besides the three above
were Implicated In tho plot Hint led
to the hilling <>i Hand. After tho eon
vlction of Harris, Gray and Thomson,
the olllcers took up the work of "spot
ting" the others, with tho result that
Dock and Mose Hannah. Dink Sher
man. Henry Dean. Sam Todd, Itlcli
and Aaron Grlflln wore arrested a
few day- ago by Rural Policemen A.
It. Sullivan and S. W. l.owe and |.)i pu
ty Shcrifl v 11. Culbcrlson. Five of
the prisoners are now out on bond.
The apprehension of these alleged
slayers of Hand Is a noteworthy piece
of work on tin' pail of the olllcers
and shows that they are nlorl and
thai ordinarily evil doers in I .aureus
have little chance of escaping them
SPOhi: TO t H A III I.STOM A\S.
.Mr. FcathcrstoilC, in His Campaign
Speech, Makes Strong Appeal*
The following extract giving a syn
opsis of Mr. Featherstono's speech
Saturday night at the campaign meet
ing in Charleston, is reproduced from
Th?- News and Courier's report:
Tiie Hon. ('. <'. Kent heist one was re.
eelvod with some applause, After an
opening anecdote which look well with
tie- audience, he referred to his busi
ness and professional record, claiming
that he had equal ability with any
man in the race. He said he intended
giving i !<? "same prohibition speil in
Charleston, whore I understand il Is
not altogether popular, that I have
given In all tho other counties."'
Mr. Fenthorstonc then proccoded to
give his argument in favor of State
wide prohibition, saying that "I do not
intend to trim my soles to suit tho
varying minds." He said that Charles
ton county was practically nullifying
the laws of contiguous territory. At
this point the speaker grew somewhat
I strong in his denunciation of the law's
enforcement of the liquor law in this
City; Ire did not mince words but said
? that The "disgraceful winking at law
lessness in Charleston prevented ibis
I city wellding its due Influence in the
State." !!'? said that the .so poi cont
of tlx people in the State were not go
I ing to allow the other 20 per cent,
among which is Charleston, to dictate
(he policy of the government.
It was notlctiblo thai Mr. Pea 111 or
stline waxed wanner and stronger in
his denunciation < the illicit sale oi
liquor and lack of law enforcement,
especially in Charleston, than he has
been on any stump thus far. lie up
p< aled to the I" itor element of the city
to rise up and enforce the law, and
not to :breed lawlessness" und raise
a generation of men who have no re
spect for law. This statement was
received With applause.
Mr. Featherstono told the people
they needn't vote for him if they dis
approved his views on the liquor
question, but he said they SOIlid not
vole for a man on any particular is
sue; they should pick a good, honest,
clean man; however, the progress of
the Stale did not depend on the man
who occupied the governor's chair.
He said there was "a varied assort
ment to pick from."
The speaker predicted that South
Carolina would soon float the white
Touching on the question of taxes,
education, good roads and favoring
biennial sessions of tho legislature,
four-year terms of office, Mr. Fcathor
stone closed with an appeal for a
Christian citizenship and the enforce
ment of law. He was cheered warmly.
Dr. B, Strlcklor of Richmond,
Va.. arrived in the city yesterday to
visit his daughter, Mrs. C. F. Rankln.
MEETS AT CLINTON
Sunday School Workers
Meld Annual Session
OUTLINE OF PROGRAM
President \V liar (on Will Preside Hoy.
Mr. MotJee, Mossi s SfiijiSi ami
(?rnj \ manu (li<- Kpe tkcrs.
Tho thirty-second annual convon
Uon of tin- Laurens County Sunday
Sol (nl association will bo hold in
Clinton Thursday nnd Friday, August
Ith and fith at tho \. It. I*. church.
II is ox pooled thai those meetings will
bo w< II attended as they will bo both
Instructive and entertaining and bono
llolal to the cause of Sunday school
Sunday. .Ivily the I ' ;- the last,
day to clocl delegat i and II Is hoped
all Sunday school.; will ???> la it that,
their d. logotes i ro eh cH-d on tili?
date If they l av. no previously boon
appoint) d. i Ion < . ;,.t be provided
for all w ho conn l1 I i asked that,
deb sates notify K< . .1. I. Ilooien.
I ii dor of tho A. It. '. e'.i, Clinton,
when and how twill rive.
Among thoso nssi lug oh tho pro
gram which commences Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock, uro Mr. I'. s.
.leans of Clinton who ?..'ill iliiiko Iho
address of weleoi 10, ; nd Mr, W. C.
Wharton of Waterloo, president of Ihn
association, will rospond with lippl'O
prinlo remarkn foi tho occasion.
Nov. I.. P. MeGeo will give a talk
on "The Sunday S< hool as II Means of
Culture." Mr. .1. Adger Smyth, Jr.,
will talk on "Tho \' iBlncss Mini In tho
Sunday School." Thursday uftornoon
; there will be SOIIg and prayer services
conducted by Rev. I. iJ. Mahoffcy, a
talk on llaraca work by llev ('. Lewis
Fowler, "Teacher Training" hy llov.
I!. G. Gregg of Gnffney. Thursday ov
i'u; devotional exorchw ; '..ill lie cou
dueled by IN v. .1. i'. lit ii and an
address "Mission of the Sunday
School" by Prof. s (I. U< horl of
'.Voll ?l d COll go,
Friday morn in ? ig service and
prayer will be ? .. -red b) Dr. W. I'.
Jacobs at 10 <? < U ;< i nd an address
on "Tin Power oi Trained Teacher,"
given by Mr.- W. . ''. ay of Laurens.
flov. L I'.. Ilrnneh :; U>Ut "Train
ing our Sunda;, S hool Pupils to h?
la CiOnorntion of lisalonnihw." Itov.
1 it. (i. Gregg "Hoy, to honoh Men." Af
, tor the add re: si h I hq pn sltkml, Mr.
W. C. Wharton v. H dlsou is Iho plan
of work for the coming year, >t/
_ ? f
(ourlship In Chinch.
A certain ICdgeflold young gentle
man happening to ?II In Oliurch in a
? pew adjoining one in which sat a
I young lady for whom ho conceived u
sudden and violent passion, was desi
rous of entering Into courtship on the
spot; but the place not suiting a form
nl declaration, tho exigency of tho case
suggested tho following plan: He po
litely handed his fail noighhoi ti Ulblo
(open) with a pin slues in ih< follow
ing text: Second Fpistlo oi John, verso
fifth "And now i beoeech :'.<?. lady,
not as though I wrote n ii< w conilnnnd
meni unto thee, but that whlel we had
from the beginning, that i< ?? otio
another." She returned i'. poiht'ng;
to tho se< ond chnptei of llu! ,'er.sy
1 lenth "Then she fell on hoi ? and
bowed her: eli to >),<? ground, (ill I said
unto him, "Why have i found grace in
thine eyes, that thOU Sll?U.I.'l?l l.ikn
kilOwlcdge Of me. seeing that i an> a
stranger?" He retUI'Iiod the book,
pointing to the thirteenth v< bo of tho
Third lOplstle of John Having many
Illings to write upon to you. I would
not write with papci and Ink, but I
trust to come unto you, and speak
face to face, that our joy may ho full."
From the above Interview a marrlago
took place tho ensuing week, Edge
The "good roads" movement is do
veloplng; it will increase gathering
momentum daily, if ihe live agencies;
press their advantages, and thoro i?
no more potent ngencj. that Iho au
tomoblllsts. Impetus given to open-*
lug iho Columblt-Chnrlestojn highway
gives strength to every olhoi contem
plated road Imp ovemont out of Co.
We aro offering special:; in rugs ami
b. td, & E. IL Wllkcs & Co.