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VOLL',VIE XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1910. NUMBER 6
WORK BEGINS ON
Will Be Completed In a
TO BE THIRTY FEET HIGH
Date For Unrolling Exercises Has Not
Been Decided Upon?Prob?
al?ly the 22nd.
In a few more days the handsome
monument to the memory of those
?who struggled for the South in the
War between the States will he com
pleted. The work of placing the dif
ferent pieces in position is being done
upder the supervision of Mr. Moon,
who is representing the builders of
the monument, the National Marble
and Qranite Co., of Marietta Ca. Mr.
Moon lias had great experience along
thai line and the work is being done
with care as well as with rapidity.
The various sections of the monument
have arrived and the whole thing is
expected to be completed within a
The memorial from the base to the
top will measure about thirty feet.
The crown of (he main shaft will bo
a delicately carved figure of a typical
Southern soldier. Beneath this Ilgnre
of marble will be several sections of
granite hearing appropriate Inscrip
tions and increasing in si/.e to the base,
which will be about eight feet square.
The monument as a whole presents
a very handsome appearance and is
.veil worthy its position on the main
square of the town that did its share
of aiding m the great struggle iur
The work of raising the funds neces
sary for the purchase of the monument
was .lone by the Laurens chapter of
'he Daughters of the Confederacy. The
entire amount lias not yet been raised
and those who wish to contribute can
do so. The committee In Charge of
preparing a fitting program for the
unveiling exercises have not completed
all arrangements yet. The date of the
exercises lias not been determined
upon but In all probability will be the
22nd of this month.
On the opposite side of the court
house from the monument, the Civic
League is having erected a handsome
granite fountain. The work on this
Will be completed within n few days.
The Civic League is to !>?? congratulat
ed 011 erecting a long needed addition
to the public square.
DEATH OK MR. FED \. FRANKS.
Cued .Van am! Citizen (Joes to His
After a very serious illness of about
two weeks' duration. Mr. Fed A.
Franks died at his home at Narnie, a
few miles west of the city, Tuesday
night. August 30. The funeral was
held Wednesday afternoon from Chest
nut Ridge church, the services being
conducted by the Rev. William E.
Thayor of Laurens, assisted by the
Rev. Mr. Du Boso or Cray Com;.
Mr. Fianks iiad been In feeble health
for several months and about two
weeks before his demise he suffered
a severe attack of illness which, as
stated, resulted in his death Tuesday
night at 2 o'clock.
He was about .",2 years of age and
Is survived by his wife, who was be
fore marriage Miss Lizzie King,
(laughter of the late Capt. A. A. King,
and an only child, Caroline Franks,
::?-"? < 1 8 ye ars. Besides these he leaven
one brother. Mr. J. llarley Franks of
Narnie and two sisters. Mrs. a. x.
Bramlett and Miss Nannie Franks of
In the death of Fed Franks the comi
ty. Iiis community and Chestnut Kidge
church have lost a true citizen, kind
ly friend and neighbor and a valued
LAU HENS LEDS NEW l'OHK.
Cotton Market Hen- ?-!<((> Points Ahead
of The "Rig ( it>" Market.
The bensons first bale of the fleecy
staple was sold on the market In
Laurens yesterday, bringing the hand
.-ome price of seventeen cents a pound.
The bale came from the farm of Mr.
T. L. Somerel, one of the most pro
gressive planters in Laurens county.
The total price paid ror the cotton was
$88.00, the cotton weighing 523 pounds.
Together with the amount received
for the seed Mr. Sunierel received a
little over $100 for his bale.
The fine price paid for this bale
was the market vaiUe here and not
stretched a point on account of its
being the first bale. This price shows
the Laurena market to be one of the
best in the State.
Manager Wholesale Drag Co.
Mr. .). 10. Medlock of the Laurens
itiug Company lias just received a
letter from his brother, Mr, W. A.
Medlock of the Standard Drag com
pany, Meridian, Miss., stating that lie
had been* elected as manager of the
Acme Drug company, n large whole
sale house In Raleigh. N. C. Mr.
Medlock has accepted the position and
will assume his new duties October
first. He is a son of Mr. ami Mrs. VY.
F. Medlock of Dials and is a graduate
yf Wofford college and of the Atlanta
college of pharmacy, For a time ho
was connected with the Laurens Drug
company and in nil he has been it th<
drug business for about ten years.
R?SSEL ROPFR IS
As Itcsuli o( Accident Laurens Youth
Loses au Arm mid Has Hath
Mr. T. Mc. Roper was railed to
Welch, West Virginia, last Friday by
a telegram stnting that his son. Hus
sen Roper, had been seriously injured
in some kind of on accident, presum
ably in the amchine shop in which he
was employed at the time. A letter
from Mr. Roper, the factor, received
Sunday, stated that young Roper's in
juries were very serious, for as a re
sult of the accident Tie lost one arm
and both legs broken just above the
ankles. The arm was severed near
the shoulder. It is supposed that he
suffered other injuries and his con
dition is more or less critical.
Voting Roper has been absent from
I,aureus since last October. His rela
tives and friends join the hope thai
he may ultimately recover, regretting
sincerely that he has been permanent
ly injured in the loss of his arm.
SCHOOL Ol'KNS AT CHO*S HILL.
Oilier items of Interest?Many Visi
tors (.'aim; ami Coining.
Cross Hill. Sept. ('..?The Cross Hill
High school opened Monday morning,
Sept. with ?mite a large attendance.
The efficient teachers are; Prof. Pnr
rott, principal With Misses Griffin and
West of Newberry, Miss Desports of
Ridgewny and Miss Neville of Clinton
W e are ;;lad Indeed to say that Mi<s
Connie Martin who has been ill for
several weeks is rapidly Improving.
Mr. B. II. Matthews of Clinton spent
Sunday here With his father. Mr.
Miss Euphemia Young of Hue West
is the guest of Miss Alllie Austin.
Miss Emma Clardy of Laurens is
visiting her sister. Mrs. W. C. Rnsor.
Miss Lyda Rudd left for Atlanta
last Wednesday. Miss Rudd will pur
chase her fall and winter millinery
Mr. Simmons of Anderson visited
Mr. Karle Rnsor last week.
Mr. Orr Watson of Greenwood has
been visiting his aim;, Mrs. X. 1. Wil
Alter a pleasant visit to relatives
here. Mr. Leroy Campbell has return
ed to his home in Anderson.
Mr. Barnle Parrot is home again
after a pleasant stay with relatives i:t
Miss Bennie Proffitt gave a very en
loyifble card party Thursday night in
honor of her guest. Miss ("nerton of
Greenville. Delightful punch was
served on the porch.
Miss Jennie Boyd of Greenville is
! lie charming guest of Miss Sat.: Becks
Miss Jessie Turner is Visiting rela
tives in Coronncn.
Mr. Williams Watson of Greenwood
was here on business Friday.
Miss Allie I lolllugsworth of La ur on s
is visiting her sister. Mrs. Edgar Hitt.
Tlie Misses Dennis of Newborry arc
the charming guests of Miss Idalla
Mr. H. L. Rnsor and daughters,
Misses Annie and Mary, of Donalds are
the guests of relatives here.
Mr. I). II. Counts of Laurens was
here on business last week.
PHI\< LION P \ It AGRA PBS.
Ilevlrill Services ((inducted Bi Bei.
It. F. Lee Held.
Princeton. Sept. 5.?The people of
our community have been on the go
for about three weeks. We had a se
; ries of meetings at the Baptist church
for one week conducted by Rev. B. F.
; Lee of Greenville. Had good preach
ing and several additions to the church
Mr. Lee has been called as pastor of
our church for another year.
The singing school which was
taught for two weeks by Prof. W. K.
Reynolds of Greenville closed Friday
night with a musical concert.
Miss Mamie Pooser of Columbia is
visiting her sister. Mrs. Speer.
Rev. and Mrs. .1. 11. Machen have
returned to their home in Groenwood
I after a week's visit to relatives here,
Mrs. Dr, Mattison and daughter,
Miss Olivia of McCormlck ami Mrs.
Sanders and daughter. Miss Marie
of Clebume Texas, spent last week
with Dr. Britt.
Mrs. W. E. Garrel and children of
Columbia are visiting her father, Mr.
J. W. Taylor.
Mr. W. J. Bramblctl who now holds
a position in Greenville is at home
on a visit.
Mr. J. c. Mil ford of Greenville pass
ed through Princeton Friday.
Mr. Poland Campbell of Anderson
, spent Friday night with his cousin,
Mr. W H. Carter.
Mr. J. E. Hoovls of Ware Shoals
and Miss Margaret Robertson of the
Flat Bock section were married Sun
day morning at the Methodist parson
age. Rev. Mr. Speer offlcited.
The many friends of Miss Annie
McCuen, who has been very ill will
be glad to know that she is much bet
Miss Jean Knight of the Tonoy
Crock section is Visiting her cousin,
Miss Mary Arnold.
Messrs Clarence Black and Clarence
Burts of Honea Path spent Sunday
Mr. ,T. L. French of Greenville is
visiting relatives here.
The patrons of our school are hav
ing the SCllOOl building enlarged.
Civic l ea-rue Meets Friday.
There will be a business session of
'the Civic League in the hall of the
Chamber of Commerce Friday at Is30
o'clock. Tins is an extremely import
ant meet im; and every member iLJ
urged to attend.
FEATHERSTONE STRONGLY ENDORSED
BY LAURENS BUSINESS MEN AND CLERGY
To the Editor of The State:
It having come to our notice that rumors to the contrary are cur
vent, we, the undersigned citizens and business men of the city of
Laurens, desire to bear testimony to the moral character, business
ability and integrity of C. C. Featherstonc.
I laving known him in business and socially for over twenty-(}ve
years, beg to say that he is a man of capacity, of correct habits, of
a high sense of honor, whose word is as good as a bond, and whose
ideals represent the highest and best type of citizenship, lie is
progressive, public-spirited and loyal to all that he believes to be
true. lie has worked his way up in spite of the handicap of mod
est pecuniary endowments by the practice of perseverance, industry
and self-education in the school of experience. The breath of scan
dal can annoy but not besmirch a record such as his.
To counteract the gross injustice that some would do him, we
feel called upon to bear witness to facts whereof we know. We,
his neighbors, know nothing and are satisfied there is nothing
against his habits, character or standing that would make him an
unworthy occupant of the responsible- position to which he aspires.
We are satisfied, that it* elected, he will always conduct himself in
such a way as to reflect credit upon himself, his family, his country
and the entire State.
\Y. A. Watts, president of People's Loan and & Exchange bank.
(). r>. Simmons, president of Bank of Laurens.
X. B. Dial, president of Enterprise Hank.
J. J. PltlSS, president of Palmetto Hank.
C. W. Time, secretary and treasurer of Laurens Trust Company.
I). A. Davis, president of Davis-Roper Company.
S. M. Wilkes, of S. M. 6c E. H. VVilkes ec Company.
H. K. Aiken, of the Laurens Drug Company.
P. A. Simpson, of Todd, Simpson & Company.
R. E. Babb, of Simpson, Cooper & Babb.
J. C. Owings, of Owings <5\i Owings.
I R. A. Cooper, solicitor Eighth circuit.
W. L. Gray, of Laurens Hardware Company.
John VV. Ferguson, attorney.
John F. Holt, clerk of court.
Iy. P. McOee, pastor First Methodist Church. (I have known him
for some ten years, Have known him personally for nearly a
YY. E. Thayer, pastor of First Baptist Church. (1 have known hint
personally for nearly three years.)
C. F. Lankin. psator of First Presbyterian Church. (I have known
Mr.*Featherstoue for two and one-half ye ns and heartily i ndorse
the paper above.)
From Board of Steward*?.
Whereas, certain defamatory reports are 1 eihg circulated in Col
umbia, Spartanburg and elsewhere thoroughout the Si ne deroga
tory to the moral and Christian character of C. C. Featherstoue:
Therefore, be it resolved. That we, the board of stewards of the
First M. E. Church. South, of Laurens, S. C. of which Mr. Feath
erstoue is a member, do hereby take pleasure in asserting:
That we have been intimately associated with C. C. Feath
erstoue as a member of ow board for over twenty years, and that
his character has been that of an upright Christian gentleman, and
consistent and loyal member of our church.
That he has been for fifteen years superintendent of our Sunday
school and twice in the last ten years a delegate to the general con
ference of the M. E. Church, South, as the representative of his
church from .South Carolina.
That we brand as maliciously false any and all reports circulated
inconsistent with the above resolution.
John F, Holt, chairman of the board: W. L. Gray, J. F. Tolbcrt, II.
Terry, J. J. Pluss. (>. B. Simmons, L. O. Balle, Jr., Aug. Huff, R.
E. Babb, S. G. McDaniel, J. L. Hopkins.
Laurens, S. C, September, i, 1910.
T<? Till'. DKM< ICR ATS OF S< ?UTU CAR< ?LINA:?
1 wish to take this opportunity to thank the friends in
every county who have given me their loyal and unwavering
support in my candidacy for governor and to request a con
tinuance of their efforts until the polls close in the second
primary. The time before that election is short and I will
not have the opportunity to communicate with many of them
personally. From the indications of the first primary and the
assurances received already from every section of the State,
I am confident of being the next governor of .South Carolina
but the victory can not be achieved without the assistance of
Illy friends in each county.
I wish to say that from now until the second primary I
will have headquarters in Columbia, where matters pertaining
to the campaign will be attended to and where my friends
may communicate with me.
C. C. FKATIIKRS'D ?NE
Columbia, Sept. 1, 1910.
GOES TO HOSPITAL
Submits ((i Operation for Appendicitis
and His Condition is Re
County Auditor, William T. Dorroll
is at a Columbia hospital recovering
from nn operation for appendicitis
which was performed Saturday night.
Owing to Iiis Bomewhal advanced ago,
his family and friend'- ive felt more
or less apprehension n.> to tin- result
of the ordeal through which ho has
been called upon to pass, but accord
ing to the latest reports his eondi
tlon is entirely satisfactory and it is
expected that he will steadily Improve
from day to day. This news will also
h< grutfying to his numerous friends
and relatives throughout Hie county,
for Mr, Dorroh, besides heilig an hon
ored ex-Confederate soldier, is one ol
the county's most popular cili'/.ens and
As will he remembered. Mr. horroh
who was a candidate for election to
the olllee which he lias tilled since last
September) was unable to nitend the
campaign meetings during the last
week of the county canvass, and last
week unmistakable symptoms of ap
pendicitis developed. Consequently,
on the advise of Ills physician lie was
UiUeu 10 Columbia Saturday afternoon
for surgical treatment, l>r. \V. I), h'er
glison and Mr. Itoss Dorroll accoiU.
pilliying the stricken man.
'I'iic operation was entirely success
fit and as stated nhove, he is getting
along finely and is in n fair way to
rap d recovery.
l!l Ii AI. ( A Itltl I.HS MKKTINO.
I, lilt re IIS ('<IUII<> Vssocllltloit Mel Here
A meeting of the Dnurcns County
Kural Letter Carriers' association was
held at the ihis tofllce on .Monday with
qulta a tuimbei oi the members pres
ent. President Vrch C. Owlngs of
Cray Court presided and Interesting
reports from the annual meeting of
the State association at Nowberry
were given by Messrs .1. I?3. Johnson,
of Cray Court. 0. V. Ilellains of Harks
dal?' and A. C. OWvlIgS all of whom
attended the state convention. They
were unstinted in their praise of (he
manner in which the people of New
berry cMended the hospitality of the
city to the visitors ami each ngrccil
that the convention was a line suc
cess from first to last.
Mr. C. W. Simpson ami Mr. Willie
Hulcntlnc, carrier ami subntltute, re
spectively of Ware Shoals route No.
at tended Monday's meet in::.
Hosldcs seme routine mailers, (jpod
and 1 ad rot rl were informally tils
ens ed ami the w I! known attllodo of
tie- curriers themselves and the Car
riers nssrici it Ions throughout I lie State
were touched upon,
The association adjourned fo meet
at call of (lie president.
I'Oll MOM MI M I I'M),
Col, .lost ph \. Ilrov II Cm v ?|<l ViliH.
ti<?n;tl. Hak I lit! - ? !*> Kor llllll.
Mrs, |t. H. H lie President Monument
I.aureus. S C.
D. ar Mrs. Hell :
Yours vvith The Advertise,- received,
I am rejoiced to learn of the advanced
progress of the work ol your associa
tion ami tha* we will soon see that
your patriotic work will he accomp
lished. I enclose check for ten dollars
an additional subscription to your
fund. Ii will afford me great pleasure
to attend (be unveiling of the monu
ment, but I cannot make an address.
The incmr 'le I of my dead comrades
would overcome the power of speech.
I leave for the White mountains next
week to he absent until October, to
tide over m.v Hay Kover season. Willi
kind regards to you all. As ever
Cordially your friend,
Joseph N. Drown
Subscriptions to the ?lOiitiiiicnf l-'iiml,
Col. .1. N. Drown.SHi.'sO
Mis Dctn Medeith.
\ I'll a for .1. H. Muck.
iOditor Tlse Ndvertlser:
I hope yon will allow me n small
space io ?peak 'i word for M., J, I).
Mock. Here Is ;.t. old one-legged vet -
eran soldier who has done his duty
in war and pi nee lie i:'- a man ol lim
ited means. Ho lias no pro).? from
..hieb lie can derive an Income for the
support of h|s family. I le T it ft !? M
in V'lrgin|n, Doesn't i' look hard to
turn the old soldier out to hobble
around and scramble for his bread in
his la'" days? I'lven if lie were not
a cripple, it would he bard to tutu out
the old soldier who has done hi: ;!?:?:..
His competitor i? a wort ay young man,
hut he can well afford to wait two
(401'C years. They say be has waited
four years. So has .Nir. Haid win who
was ahead of Mr. Young four 'ear.;
ago, and he generously stood aside for
the obi man (his year. Joe Johnson
waited and ran four fir five times,
before he was elected.
The gray haired crippled survivor
of the dark days of the sixties will not
be here Ion" give him this one more
chance. The young man ought to
lend a hand this time for the old sold
ier. Then we will help the young
man two years hence.
I.aureus. S. pt. IftlO.
Notice Prolrnctoil HcHlmr,
Notice is glvep tiiat a s.-rtes of meet
ings w in comm< nee at Old
church next Friday morning at n
o'clock, fti v, I> i Drift in w ill Me In
charge of the services. The publio
is cordially invited to attend all the
Judge Wilson Will Mold the
PRETTY HEAVY DOCKET
Number of Murder Indictments to
Come up nt Tills Session
Other ( uses.
Court lit KOIIortll sessions for I,an renn
county will he eonvonod n< \t Monday
morning, Uils being tho Full term oil
the criminal court For Laurens. JudgO
.lohn S. Wilson will preside.
Owinu to the Ftict thai attorneys For
John Henry Anderson, (he condemned
negro murderer have taken another
appeal in his case, it Is not likely that,
this somewhat celebrated ease will bo
be Fore tho court at this term.
However, the court will lace a heavy
week's work Monday, there being a.
largo number ol' murder indictments
as well as a lull dock* t of minor eases
that will come up lor disposition at this
session. It is supposed that the Irby
Kuller case will be tried, as it has been
continued through two courts already.
Probably tho trial ol W. T. Gregory,
charged with the munh oF Clll Purr
at Clinton in July, will oxlcle morn
general interest than any other CUSO
al the coming term, .lack Day of near
llellasl is another white man who will
have to answer to a charge oF murder.
Then there is a bunch of negroes from
Youngs township charged with com
plicity in the murder several monthu
ago of Will Hand.
i n i. \ i:\\ s Fito.m m i i>in:.\.
People Going Here ami 'liiere Hut \ll
is "Calm and Serene."
Madden, Sept. fi. The Advertisers:
for this ofilco failed to show up last
week and the consternation was groat.
No Advertisers! No election news!
Disappointment was rampant.
Well the rain is over, (rains are run ?
llllig on schedule lime am! to ipioto
"Mill Arp" we are calm und SOI'Ono
Mrs. W. P. Turner of Cms Hill. lH
on a visit to her old home here.
I Mrs. J. D. Culbcrtson arid children
ha v ?? ri i a rued from a vi I to her
mother in Anderson,
Mrs. Moilie Tongue Ii relumed
from a gisll In in r sou, Mr. I'3. I?\
Tejigipj in Swil/er.
MI s Jessie Th'omp >n nuito ill
iai i wi ek, i-ui i.- mm ' rer al ti iIm
Mr. J. I). CiiIIm i i i Ii ;; really Im ?
p. i v lug i he look of I Is tore ami
dwelling by a i t call ci . | of paint,
Mrs. Jo: le Marlin . d Miss Susi-?
Lliiigs.'oi) were elected delegates to
i'i pi-. . enl I lie Yvoini n's M i lona ry
society of New Prospect at the vYom ?
.??n's union to he '. ? i ist I lighluiid
Miss A/.lie Wofford .1 ''present
"Tho Aivu LitngsUni ? ibeam Hand."
TO l ilt: MK1HC Mi l it' ! KliN'lTV.
Key. Mr. Tlmyer Speaks n Hie I'll}
stein ii and His Opportunities,
On Sunday evening, Itev. W, I'.
Thayer, pastor of Ihi Kirnt Mapllsl
church. Following up his ( pec la I sor
inons, pnached particularly to tho
medical Fraternity, his subject being
"Tho Physician, a Factoi In the King
dom oF God." A synopsis 01 Mr. 'may
or's sermon pronounced as one of t!i<?
best of the serie.; :o COIlld not do
justice to the . ubject as presented <>y
Oil next Sabbath ? enlnf. P; to 1
Thayer will take as his (homo, "Tlio
Lawyer, ti factor in tho Kingdom of
Cod." The IllClllbl : Ol 1.1)0 I .UlU'Oll i
bar have been ? special]. invited l;o
School Opens Monday,
The next sessions oi Die city sc.ho()Isj
begin n'oxt Monday i.,o ; ',.: . The on1,
ol 'own teachers coitipo lug tho faoul
iv for another year, are expected to
arrive Hi tho city tins vveek. As will
be reine inhered, Bevern l . i eaehe i
v.er.- elected by t!: trustees for thin
? ion. while Supt. .Im,. ami Prin
cipal Pnrk.iusbUi logcthi with a num
ber of (lie old Faculty, w M he al (In Ir
po is at the opening >; the coming;
< Union School'- 0|U a-.
Clinton. Sept. ?; The public school-:
opened Monday with all the teachers:
in their places and an enrollment of
two hundred forty-six, forty-nine of
them in the High school,
The teachers according to grade nro
as follows: first grade, Mis 10(11 th
McCutchcon of flishopvllle: second
grade, Miss Irene Prlneo of Anderson:
third grade, Miss Mabel Sumoref:
fourth grade. Miss Jessie May Mahal
fey; fifth grade, Miss Tallulah Neville;
Sixth grade, Miss Margaret Parrott;
seventh grade. Misses Margaret Pat
ron and Laurie Aull: high school ib
partment, Misses Laurie Aull and Sara
Copoland, ami Mr. I'. II. Hall, who is
superintendent. Mis. Annie ?xnor,
of No wherry is in charge ol the school
at Lydia mills.
The contract has been . aided for*
on additional wing to be hwili oh tho
graded school ind work already
under way on it. I'mil II l imidotod
tho high school department will bo
conducted in room:. ov< !: I Proih
. rs' st?re