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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, IQIO. NUMBER 8
Slayer of Cal Purr Given
Two Years Term.
John Henry Anderson, Convicted .Mur
derer of Old .losli Carter, Will
Swing Feb. ?0.
After overruling a motion for a new
trial in the case of the State against
'.Vest T. Gregory, white, who was on
Friday found guilty of manslaughter,
with recommendation to mercy, in the
killing of Cal Purr, also white. Judge
.lohn S. Wilson Saturday afternoon,
in the court of general sessions for
Laurens county, imposed a sentence
of two years on the Clinton man. the
lightest sentence under the law. Greg
ory accepted this and left Tuesday for
Columbia to take up his burden in the
Pollowlng the disposition of this
case. Judge Wilson sentenced Nig
Williams to a term of two years on
<he public works of Laurens for house
breaking and larceny; Dowel 1 Frady.
vhite. to eighteen months in the same
institution, for a like offense.: Marion
Wilson one yean for assault of a high
nd aggravated nature.
Upon the completion of this duty.
Solicitor Cooper stated to the court
that there was another matter which
must be disposed of, referring to the
case of the State vs John Henry An
derson, the convicted negro murderer
whose case had run its course In the
courts and remanded for final dispo
sition. Arguments were then made
by Messrs Kichey and Black well, the
young attorneys who had. upon the
appointment of the court at the first
trial, Conducted the defense, asking
ihnt Anderson be granted a new trial.
They set forth several affidavits to the
effect that Anderson was of unsound
mind and made a strong appear in the
negro's behalf. The solicitor resist
ed the motion, but stated that he did
not want Anderson hanged If Insane;
<he law does not permit the execution
of crazy people, their place being In
the asylum. Judge Wilson refused
a new trial, but announced that he
would fix the date of execution far
enough in advance to allow the taking
of the proper steps to establish Ander
son's alleged insanity. lie then com
manded the negro to stand up and
asked him if he had anything to say.
Anderson responded and launched into
a lengthy harangue about the governor
having pardoned him before the first
'rial and so on. Judge Wilson named
'tie 10th day of February, 1911 as the
day of his execution, this being the
second time Anderson lias passed
through this ordeal, lie killed old
Josh Carter, his father-in-law. near
Waterloo, at the burial of one of An
derson's children. This was in the
fall of 100S. In March, 1909, the ne
gro was tried and convicted of murder.
Judge Prince sentenced him to be
hanged in April. Case was appealed
(0 the supreme court which tribunal
nfilrmed the lower court and remand
ed the case.
Prior to this Luke Henderson, col
ored, and a negro woman pleaded
guilty to a charge of adultry and wert?
liven a sentence of six months or a
tine of $100 each.
At six o'clock the court adjourned
Having adjourned Monday after
noon for the election on Tuesday, the
court of general sessions was recon
vened Wednesday morning with Judge
John S. Wilson presiding and Mr. O.
B. Anderson of the Eleventh circuit
acting as official stenographer, "in
the absence of Mr. John K. Aull, the
popular court stenographer for this
circuit who was defined at home be
cause of Illness. Solicitor Cooper.
Clerk of Court Dolt. Sheriff Owlngs
and other attaches of the court were
at their respective places promptly
and the work of the session moved off
In the afternoon the case of the
Suite against John Irby Fuller, the
young man charged with the murder
of his father. Jesse V. Fuller, was tak
en up and was completed Thursday w.
noon. The young defendant was ac
quitted, the jury remaining out about
s. ? Fuller, ns will bo recalled, was
ghol and mortally wounded hy his
son m the morning of November 26,
last, at his home four miles east of
the city. The details of thotragedy
MRS. TALLULAH JONES
DIED ON SATURDAY
she Expired Suddenly from nil Attach
of Apoplex) Funeral Ser
vice licld Sunday.
Mrs. Tallulah Irby Jones, widow
of the late Mr. J. Willie Jones, passed
away at her home on South Harper
' street last Saturday morning, in the
! sixty-fifth year of her age.
The summons came almost suddenly
and the announcement of her demise
caused much regret and surprise. !t
! seems that she had just returned to
the house with the morning's mall
when she complained to the servant,
tin' only other person present at the
' time, that she was feeling very weak
and asked the woman to call her sis
ter. Mrs. Rosa i. Calne, on the 'phone
and tell her to come over at once
Mrs. .tones then took a seat on the
hack porch. Noticing thai she had ap
parently fallen into a stupor the ser
vant rushed to a neighbor's and gave
the alarm. When Mrs. Albright and
other neighbors ami a physician reach
ed the house the spirit of Mrs. Jones
had taken its (light.
The funeral service conducted by the
Rev. C, F. Rankln was held Sunday
afternoon at the city cemetery, with
a large assembly of friends ami rela
Mrs. Jones was a daughter of Col.
lames II. Irby, one of the most prom
: Inent men of Lnurens in his day. and
a sister of the late United States Sen
ator John L. M. Irby, Mr. William C.
1 Irby and Mrs. Rosa Irby Calne of
WINS A PIANO.
Mi>s .Maggie Karksilale Carries Off
Daily Piedmont Prize.
Miss Maggie Barksdale, a popular
and attractive young lady of this place
lias been notified that she is one of
1 the winners in the popular contest
'held by the Greenville Daily Pied
mont. Miss Barksdale receives n
She was greatly aided in winning
1 the prize by the help of her Laurens
friends and others out of town. To
till these she wishes to take this meth
od of expressing her thanks.
Special Services at Kabnn.
There will bo special services at the
Rnbltn Creek Baptist church Sunday
s. pteinher the 25th. at which the or
dinance of baptism will he admlnis
are sti',1 fresh in the minds of the
public. The young defendant swore
that he sshot his father because the
latter was making a brutal assault
upon Mrs. Fuller and was threatening
to "clean up the entire family." flour
ishing a pistol in his hand at die (line
the youth llred upon him from his po
' sit ion on the stairway. The whole
thing arose over a general family row
which seems to have commenced tIn
day before. Messrs Uichey & Richey
and Cannon & Blackwell represented
On Thursday afternoon West T.
Gregory, charged with the murder of
Cal Furr. was placed on trial, with
Attorneys Cannon &? Blackwell in
charge of the defence and Attorney
Stanyarne Wilson of Spartanhurg as
sisting the solicitor. The 'rial of this
case occupied the court practically
through Friday's session, the ease
going to the jury about ii:!10 and an
hoar later the verdict as stated above
was returned. The plea of the defend
ant was that Purr had invaded the
sanctity of his home ami had subse
quently stated that ho was "prepared"
for Gregory In the event the latter
ever tried to molest him. When the
men met in deadly encounter on the
streets of Clinton. Saturday. July 2.'.
last. Gregory got the "drop 011 Furr
and shot him several times, felling
him to the ground. Defendant then
picked up Purr's pistol and tired sev
eral more shots Into the prostrate
form of his victim. The alleged inti
macy of Gregory's Wife with the de
ceased was admitted. The wife cd'
the defendant and his four little child
ren were present at the trial and also
heard the judge pronounce sentence
upon the convicted husband and fa
ther. It was Indeed a sad spectacle
though Gregory held tip remarkably
veil and received the sentence with
. pparent relief. He is 28 and has
? been living at one of the mills in
I Clinton. Furr was younger and tin
married. Members of his family at
tended the trial.
The grand jury finished its worl
and made the (lnnl report Thursday af
DEATH OF MKS DELIA BENJAMIN?
A Hi-iih Esteemed Resident of Hount*
ville Passed Away Saturday.
Mountville, Sept. 19.?The Mount
Ville school opened the present session
Monday morning. iL'th inst.. under
favorable circumstances and prospects
of a good year. The attendance was
fairly good and the teachers in cheer
ful mood. A number of patrons and
friends attended the opening exer
cises. After the usual devotions, and
some remarks by the principal rela
tive to the work. Messrs M. B. Crips
and D. H. Fuller spoke in behalf of
the trustees, referring to the improve
ment 011 school building, and con
gratulating the school on its advance
ment. They were especially pleased
with the corps of teachers. Messrs
J. C. Miller and .1. H. Motes spoke
in behalf of the patrons, expressing
pleasure at present prospects, Charles
('. Thornton, who finished here last
session, was called on and responded
with some very timely advice to the
pupils. At the dose of these exercises
the several grades were turned over
to their respective teacher and the'
organization of classes was sooh com
plete and work begun.
Our college Students left last week
and this for their respective places.
Clarence Jones and Miss Louise Rich
ardson go to Erskine, William Kel
lers to South Carolina university. Ki
lls and Fred Fuller to Clinton. Crady
Culbcrtson to Furman. Charles C.
Thornton to Clemson, Misses Ruth
Stokes and Eliza May Sullivan to
Winthrop, IDugene Stokes to Clemson.
The funeral of Mrs. Delia Benjamin,
who died Saturday was held at lica
verdam church Sunday afternoon, con
ducted by Rev. .1. A. Martin of Cross
Hill. Mrs. Benjamin was a sister of
Mrs. Amanda Kuller of this place. She
was held in high esteem its a devoted,
though modest. Christian lady by all
who knew her. She had passed her
three score and ten years and is sur
vived by her husband. Mr. Robert Ben
jamin With whom she had lived for
more than fifty years, several children
and other relatives, all of whom have
the sympathy of many friends in their
Rev. .1. L. Harley of Spartanburg de
livered an address here on the second
Sunday evening on the subjec t of tem
perance which was well attended ami
Cotton here is opening rapidly and
ginning and selling have begun in
earnest. If the present prices of cot
ton and seed continue to prevail the
probability is that the hulk of the crop
will he marketed as fast as gathered.
Mrs. Alice Miller. Mrs. Eliza Watt.-,
and Mr. Hewlett Sullivan tire right
Mrs. Fannie Pyles has returned from
Crcers and will remain her,- some
time looking after her farming inter
J. HENRY KENNEDY
SUSTAINS BIG LOSS
Barn and Seven Head of Stock De?
strayed by Fire Sunday Night.
.lust before twelve o'clock Sunday
night, the stock barn of Mr. .1. Henry
Kennedy was destroyed by tire, togeth
er with seven head of stock -six mules
and his splendid saddle horse and a
qunulty of oats., fodder and other feed
stuff. The origin of the lire is not
Mr. Kennedy's loss is a heavy one.
for it is understood that his property
was only partially insured. He is one
of the most successful farmers in the
county and lives out on the road just
above the Watts mills village,
Will Spend Winter in New \ ork.
Miss Rosa Lee Bailey left Sunday
for New York city where she will
Study art this winter. She was join
ed at Columbia by Miss Mattie Tar
ranl of Springfield. S. C Misses Wil
loU Cray and Madge Harris left for
Mew York last week. The party will
be joined in New York hy Miss Willie
Daniel of Columbia college and the
Misses Smith (if Kasloy. S. C.
An Appreciated Act.
Dr. and Mrs. Rolfe E, Hughes, to
gether with their many Laurens friends
appreciate the respect that was shown
by the Newborry people, at the in
stance of Mayor Cole L. Rleaio who
was a passenger Oh the same I rain
that bore the remains of little Nancy
Hughes from Columbia to Laurens
last Wednesday evening. The inci
dent is related in another part of
todays issue of The Advertiser as
reproduced from the Newberry Ob
server. It was a thoughtful act on
the part of the governor-elect ami Dr.
and .Mrs. Hughes will never forget
FROM chestnut 111 dc k.
Several Hoys and Girls OA' to College.
Chestnut Ridge, Sept. 19.?Cotton (
picking is tin1 order of the day in this
Rev. Mr. DuBose filled his regular ap
pointment Sunday at Trinity church,
quite ii large congregation present.
Trinity Ridge schou; began Monday
morning with the same teachers, .Miss
es Hess Hudgens, Made McCarley, and
Nellie Wilette. We hope they will
have a successful term.
Quite n number of our young peo
ple have left for college this month.
Misses Luclle WotTord. Klla Lang
ston went to l.inwood, N. ('. Miss
Maude Laugston to the Orangcburg
Collegiate institute, Messrs C. I). Iloyd
and Alfred Barksdale to Furmnn and
Mr. J. C. Barksdale to Cleinson.
Mr. Tom Irviii who has been con
fined to his bed for some time is Im
Mr. Klette Jacks visited the Messrs
Langston Saturday and Sunday.
This commnnity is in sympathy with
.Mr. Davis ami family on account of
the Illness of Mrs. Davis ami daught
er. Sarah. We are Had to report they
The Woman's NMssionary soclotj
tue. -: .it Mrs. Marion Caincs Thursday
Mr. Nathan Culhortson and sisler.
Miss Jessie of Fountain Inn visited
Mr. R. Dunk Boyd anil family last
Mr, Robert Bnrnotte visited Mr. Ka
thie Memory Sunday.
The next meeting of the Royal Am
bassadors will he at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Knights.
Mi s Nettie Medlock left last week
for Fountain Inn.
Little Nancy Hughes.
Profound sympathy for Dr. and Mrs.
Rolfe b. Hughes in the loss of their
dear little girl, Nancy, has been felt
and expressed by their legion of
friends in I.aureus and elsewhere in
the Slate. The little one. not quite
four years of age, passed away in
Columbia Wednesday afternoon. Sep
tember ll, having been carried to the
capital city for special treatment on
i in- day of her death. The remains
were brought back to I.aureus and on
Thursday tenderly laid to rest in the
Special Vcceiintants spent Slxlj l>a.\s
Going Over ltc< ords in
('apt. Kdinund llacon of Columbia
and Mr. J. It. I!altiwaugcr of Green
wood, who wer<- appointed by the gov
ernor as special accountants lo audit
the books of the treasurer's ofhee,
have completed their work. A detailed
report of their findings will he for
warded to Governor Ansel at once.
The affairs of the comity treasurer's
ofllce have been in a muddled condi
tion for several years, ami it was for
the purpose of adjusting the books
that the last session of the general
assembly a special act was passed pro
viding for an ofllclnl audit.
Messrs Bacon and HnltiwatlgCr were
appointed and entered upon their work
July 20. just sixty days ago. The audit
bad to do with the administrations be
ginning in iv* and continuing through
theflSCal year endinu July I, 1007. The
investigation was necessarily slow
end tedious, but ii is understood that
it has been very thoroughly completed.
('apt. Uncoil and Mr. I laltiwaiigcr
are most excellent gentlemen and both
are very accomplished accountants.
Though exceedingly busy from day to
day. they incidentally nado many
friends during their two months' stay
in Laurens mid both express them
selves as having found everything
very pleasant here and are apprecia
tive of the many kindnesses shown
them by the Lnurens people.
R?ssel Roper Improves.
Mr. T. Mc. Roper returned to the city
on Sunday from Welch. West Virginia
where he has been at the bedside of his
son. R?ssel RopOr at tin- local hospital
for more than two weeks. Mr. Roper,
it will he remembered, suffered a very
serious accident September 2. losing
one of his arms and having both legs
broken by being run over by a con
struction train with which be was
working at the time. The father slates
that his son. while not yet able to be
up any. Is doing as .veil as could be
hoped for under the circumstances,
The people of Welch were especially
kind and attentive and he hopes that,
his KOn will B0O11 he able to come, home. .
BRIEF NEWS ITEMS
FROM. CLINTON I
Hotel Changes Hands Third Hunk
(?pens For Business Drinking
Cups in Schools.
Clinton. Sept. 19.?Mr. D. R. Tribbte
has sold the new hotel in process of
erection on Phlnney avenue to Messrs
G. A.. J. R . and T. I). Copeland. They
will push its completion.
The firm of Dillnrd und Unland has
been changed to Dillnrd ami Dillnrd,
Mr. v. N. Doland having sold his
share in the business to Mr. Will Dil
W. B. Karr has been conducting a
big sale of crockery, chlnnwure, and
pictures for t!i" past two weeks with
lite intention of confining his busi
ness to the sale of furniture ami
sto\< s in tile future.
The Stephen D. Leo chapter. I'. D.
C. looks forward to the erect inn of
a handsome granite shaft to the mem
ory of the Confederate dead within
the next few Weeks. The monument
will stand in the <?< nter of the square
known as the public square, at the
meeting of Main ami Musgrovc streets
and adjoining the depot plaza.
A curbing has been built around
the selected spot and grass planted in
The Commercial Dank of Clinton
has opened its doors for business,
in Mr. It. I.. Wright's block on Main
street. Mr. .1. D. Dell is president and
Mr. II. D. Henry, cashier. This is the
third bank in Clinton.
Miss Anne c. Burgess is critically
ill nt the Thornwell Orphanage where
she teaches music. Her brothers.
Prof, .lames Burgess of Clemson Col
lege and Mr. Plumer Burgess of Sum
mcrton are hen-.
Elliott, the little son of Prof, and
Mrs. K. II. Hall, has diphtheria. Kvery
effort has been made to check the
disease and his symptoms are most
favorable. The trustees of the grad
ed school have issued instructions to
the teachers to require the use of
Individual drinking cops. This Is
one of a number of sporadic cases of
this dread disease which have mnnl
ITested themselves in the past few
month-. Wi'h one < \< < ptlon they have
y|??lo>d in freati iert.
Mrs. V. \l. M-e on i. -till finite - (ok
Mr--. Km inn I.. Glenn of Spartanburg
has been visiting Mr. Mason' family
for some time.
Mr. I.. D. McCrnvy who fell ami In
jured his hip in t!;c spring I: again
? ble (o nil. ;.'i to buslix 1 . hol hut to
co on crutches.
Mrs. Annie I \ rd Phillips had as her
guests until today Mr. and Mrs. Chns.
\kermnn ami Miss Km ma Snyder of
Miss XeUitl Kerr Is with Mrs. Phil
lips for the winter.
Miss Kutherine Dean loft la.-t Fri
day ''or Hampden Sidney Virginia,
where she is secretary to the presi
dent of the eollegc.
Mrs. W, S. Mean left on Friday for
CharlOttCSVillc to enter the medical
school of the f'nlverslty of Virginia.
Mr. .lohn II Henry left last week
for Lexington, Virginia to enter the
law schon' of Washington and Loo.
( ILL Mi l l IX?.
TlicLndlcs of the ,|. H. Kcrsliau ( Imp
tel . I . H. ( . \\ ill Meet I Inn -day.
There will be a call meeting of the
.lohn lt. Kershnw Chapter, r, d. c.
Thursday (he 22nd. at four o'clock,
Tin- meet Ina will be held in hull of the
Chamber of Commerce', The object Is
to make final arrangement fo: the un
In ( hitrire of New st.ir..
Mr. A ,L Taylor, who has been with
0. B. Simmons K- Son during the past
year, has accepted a position with
Davis Roper company and has Inen
placed in charge of "The f'm Price
Store' located in the Dial-Cray block
and formerly occupied by Mr. Sparks.
Davis Roper company having recent
ly purchased the Sparks' stock which
was sohl under bankruptcy pi ne ed
Paid Premium Promptly.
Messrs C. A. Power and .1. Loo Lang
ston, consul commander and clerk,
respectively, of Lnurons camp No, 98,
W. (). W. on Monday afternoon deliv
ered to .Mrs. Henry YVrighi a check
for $ 1.1'_'-'>. in payment of |)0llC>J on
the life of the jnte Mr. Henry Wright,
the young railroad section master
whose death occurred only hint toon
days ago. Mr. Wright was a member
of Laurens camp.
MONUMENT WILL BE
UNVEILED 8EPT 28
Dr. Lee Davis Lodge Will
GOV. A INSEL TO BE HERE
Tin? K.xorelses Will Kegln at 10:30|
Following n "Joj It hie" for
The exercises, celebrating the un
veiling of tho Confederate inoiiuinont
will hike place next Wednesday morn
ing, September B8(h. The ladies in
charge of arranging a program have
succeeded in preparing an interesting
series of exercises, all of which will
lake place on the sipiare around the
monument, The exorclsci proper will
begin promptly at l.o:HO with a fow
Introductory remarks by Hon. c. c.
Fcnlhorstouo, (ho master of ceremo
nies. Then the following program will
he carried out :
Opening prayer id v. \.'. '?:. Thnycr.
Address of Welcome Ho!), C. C. I'Va
Presentation Speech Guv, M. I' Ansel
Pnvcllliig lly 111 little gl Is.
Song. Dixie Tie- Graded school,
speec h of Acceptance P Lee Davltt
Sonj! Itouult! Illuo Klaj Tho Graded
The following Mule i-: Is thirloou
in number, represent Inf. tin thirteen
Gonfedorate stales, will unveil tie"
monumeill Misses Sara!. Holt 11 lilt Id
Sulivau, Lucy Darlington, Lucia IVa
therstone, Carrie Fleming, lleaufort
Copeland, Flora Uennett, Virginia
Simpson, Itoboccn Clarke, Margaret
Idal, Alpha Ihdl. Louis< '. ? tidy and
lOiuiuie l.ou Washington.
The ladies who havi had ;; chQI'gO
the preparation of the i roj ram are us
follows Mesdames .1. S. Honnotl. ,1,
11. Tongue, 11 rooks s gort C. C
Kealherstouc, M. L. ('< Ii d II. K.
Alken, c. M. (TarIt ; .1 Itoherl II,
U.I?J Hide" for the \ ? (emits.
At !': In i he inoriiini tin ? el erahn
are all requested 10 "nao) ? :ms'' on
the court house squun ? aratory to
taking pai: in n |oy ride, vi ry vcl -
oran in Hie county h ? ? leeted (o hn
on hand promptly ai the appointed
hour, and after heilig given eats in
ilUlO.S ami carriages, the joy rider-;
will he treated to a ill L; lit) ll ? pill over
the (own and probahl ? Ol't ells ?
lance into (ho country,
The ladles of (he John :-' Kersliaw
Chapter, c. D. ('.. who a c !n chargo
Of the exercises ii 111) WllO ' <? 1)0011
mainly instrumental In ? King tlic
funds for the monument ?r< particu
larly anxious to make the dftj n grand
success and to this end < '?< Tody In
Laurcns county Is cordial!) Invited (o
be pre sen! to witness the exercises.
The children from a.i ovi (he county,
many of whom have materially aided
in purchasing the memoi nl and tho
veterans are especially irgwl to bo
To The Men haut-.
Tlie ladies who have tin ? zeroises
in Chli I'go vi quest tiitil all of i le
merchants close i h< i ? dni'ihg
Um lime the iiiiveiling e?. r? i.ioi Inko
plac. I'.eginiilng at ? ?? .-. holO
program \\ ill bo goni o igh to Ii
hy I p. m. ai i he bliest. Ti tin n ns only
a little over i ,vo how !<? ? |md Rhino
ii will add f 0 much to ? ? ?' '? o i
(ho day ( jii y should coma it,
The following list glvei tin rnounl
subscribed lo tho Confederate monu
ment fund since the list ? ? last pub
J. W. Todd..$15.00
l\ P. McGownn.1.00
T. V. Itabb. LOO
c. K. Tcmidcton. i.00
L. K. Mil i ns. fi.OO
Pr. and Mrs. W II Dial. fi.OO
Ulnnfu's (hi In.
Miss Ida C. Turner, a fo met teach
or of ihis county, for years, has ac
cepted a position in ore ol tllO pub
lic schools of Atlanta, M'tei inking
the regular examination foi teachers,
hor unusually line |inpcr> sc* ired her1
an appointment without having to
do supernumerary work foi ; year, as
Is (1)0 CUStbm there.
We regret the loss Of .' good teach.
er, but hope the change will provo
to be both pleasant and piotitable.