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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1910. NUMBER 10
Extra Two Weeks Term
Opens Monday Morning.
A Number of Important Cases on the
Docket for Disposition?Will
Have Special Judge,
A special term of the criminal court
for Laurens county will be convened
next Monday morning. A special judge
Will preside over the term which will
be continued two wee*s if necessary,
The criminal docket for this county
has become somewhat congested and
it was with the view or ? learing up
matters that caused Solicitor R. A.
Cooper to ask for a special term at
Among the important cases to come
up sit this session will he that of the
State against .1. W. Wise and Mit
Tidwell, thi> two white men charged
with the murder of Clarence White
near Watts mills last winter. An
other white defendant charged with
murder is .tack Day of the Belfast
section who it is alleged shot a negro
i few weeks ago. In all there art;
many indictments on various charges
' ) come up at this session.
Jurors for First Week.
Laurens township?J. D. Sexton, W.
11. Blakcly, B. A, Sullivan, .1, C. God
frey, Edgar Blakely, M. l! Roper, T.
B. Brown, /.. R. Traynham, 1-1. Terry.
Scuftletown ?R. I.. Smith, Sam .1.
1 odd. .lohn T. Blakely.
.lacks?K. P. Neighbors, ? . I.. Simp
Hunter - M. A. Cannon, A. J. John
son, H. M. Wakely.
Cross IIit?R, P. Wade, .1. E. Spear
mint. .1. h. Atchlson.
Waterloo?11. C. Sims, W. B, Sims,
t 1. P. Burton.
Sullivan w. P. Tumbling, J, B.
Dials ,1. E. Farrow, .1. S. I!;.LI.. .1.
11. Curry, is. C. Burns.
Votings- P. D. Clark. W. M. Hunter,
C. M. Harlan. .1. T. Ed wards. W. M,
Coker, I.. I'.. Bailey, J. Parks Goodwin.
Second Week Jurors.
a. .1. Owings, P. s. Pinson. B. R.
Austin. a. M. HIILS. M, Gnrrett, Jam
mie Roland s. R. Cray, .1. M. Ridge
way, Joe it. Adalr, B. 1'.. Gossett, L.
S. McChray, C. W. fetone, D. M. Wil
liams. W. M. Henderson. (',. W. Davis,
I*. S. Bailey, D. M. Sanders, S. D.
Childress. w. R Redden, c. H. Work
man, W. F. Coats. Cecil Madden, W. E.
Cray. .1. C. Langston, .1. II. S. Hipp,
W. I). Patterson, P. J. Owings. W. P.
Harris. I.. C. Dorroh. .1. M. C-ay. fail
Guderson, W. A. Baldwin, W. Sanford
Knight. J. W. Thompson, .1. H. Rudd,
W. It. Crisp.
LEADER OF E S1* E KA NTISTS.
Dr. Bean, of Presby terian College, Sw
rotary for South Carolina.
The Ksperanto movement in South
Carolina has recently been strength
ened by the npiKiintmcnt of Dr. W. S.
Bean, of the faculty of the Preshy
terian college of South Carolina at
Clinton, as secretary for South Caro
lina of the Esperanto Association of
North America. Dr. Hean succeeds Dr.
Stanhope Sams, of Columbia, who was
Obliged to resign on account of the
press of husiness.
Dr. Dean Is an accomplished linquist
who has experienced by actual travel
In Europe the difficulties that attend
even tin1 linguist when he steps out
side the holders of the languages he
knows. His recognition of the need
of an international language and Iiis
adherslon to the Esperanto movement
grows directly out of this experience.
DKI/KGATEH A 1*1*01 NTF.D.
Pres. B.vrd Selects Three to Attend
Association in Chicago.
Mr. W. I). Hyrd, president of the
South Carolina Live Stock association
has appointed the following gentlmen
as delegates to the American Creamery
association?D. II. Rowe. chief of the
Dairy Division, Washington, D. C, li
Harris, Pendleton, S. ('.. and Thomas
Tnylor, Jr., of Columbia. These .n
are all prominent In the live Stock
world, and, If they accept, will make
In connection with the American
Creamery association, there win be a
meeting of the National Dairy show.
They will tie held in Chicago on Oct.
26, and the combination of the two will !
make this one of the most important
events of the year.
O. B. SIMMONS & SON
SELLS STOCK OF GOODS
Mr. L. A. Ilrenneckc of Greenwood Now
in flic Cit)' Looking over Goods.
Will Have a Sale.
Mr. L. A. Brennecke of Brennecke
& Co. of Greenwood, has closed a deal
for the stock of goods of O. B. Sim
mons & Son, and is in Lnurens this
week going through the stock making
preparation for the heginning of the
hig sales next week. Mr. Brennecke
is manager of the firm bearing his
name which does a general business
of buying and selling stocks.
Messrs O. B. Simmons and his son
Ml*. GttS Simmons have decided to quit
the mercantile business. This firm is
one of the oldest in I.aureus having
been in business here for more than
twenty years, and their decision to quit
the merchantilo business has caused
Their stock at present consists of
a Hue line of dry goods, notions and
shoes and Mr. Itrennecke expects to
sell the entire Stock at greatly reduced
prices. A large force of clerks has
been employed and will report for
duty next Monday. The big sales begin
at an early date.
HOLD AN ELECTION
\\, It. Hielte} Jr. Chosen Captain.
Simpson and I t hy First and
As the result of an election of of
ficers of Company n (Traynham
Guards), National Guard of South Car
olina, as ordered by the retiring cap
tain. Oscar W. Babb, William R.
Richey, Jr., was chosen as captain of
the company; D. R. Simpson, first
lieutenant; G. Pope Irhy. second lieu
tenant. Capt. Richey, who is a gradu
ate of the South Carolina Military
college, has been first lieutenant of the
company since its organization, whiio
Lieut. Simpson was promoted from
second to first lieutenant. He is a
popular salesman here and has h i n
connected with the military comp ivy
for several years. Lieut. It'bv Is a son
of the late CnP -d stnt >s Senator .John
L. M. Irhy, and has boen a inetube?
of the company for some time.
Two Vacancies Killed.
At a meeting last week of the trust
ees of the city cemetery, held at the
home of Mr. W. W. Jones, two vacan
cies on the hoard, caused by the death
of Col. Ball and Mrs. T. 1!. Crews, were
filled by the selection of Mrs. Eliza
Ball and Mr. N. R. Dial. The other
trustees ore Mr. .1. O. C. Fleming,
chairman; Col. T. It. Crews, sect,Mary:
Col. .1. W. Ferguson, Mrs. Sue Adams.
Mrs. W. W. Jones. Rev. J. I). Pitts was
one of the original members of the
A committee consisting of J. O. C.
Fleming, J. W. Ferguson and T. R.
Crews was appointed to arrange with
Supervisor Humbert to have the lands
I of the cemetery surveyed. Plats will
I be sold, as formerly, according to
At a subsequent meeting of the hoard
Ihe selection of five persons constitut
ing the cemetery committee, as sug
gested by the Laurens Civic League.
' was approved. This committee con
sists of Mrs. Eliza Rail. Mrs. T. F.
Simpson. Mrs. E. W. Martin. Miss
Mayme Ferguson, Mrs. Sue Adams.
In this connection The Advertiser is
requested by the president of the Civic
League to announce that bids will he
received for building a wall around
th.e front of the cemetery. Information
regarding this work can he had by ap
plying to Mrs. .1. s. Bennett, president
of the Civic League.
The High School Football Team.
Football suits were donned by the
Laurens High school hoys on the fif
teenth of September. Although four
of the men who made last year's foot
ball season a good one for the High
school have gone to college, prospects
for this season are bright. Many new
men are beginning to show up in
fJames have already beep arranged
with Greenwood and Sumter. The
managers, Sam Bolt and Willie Drum
mond. are now trying to arrange game
with Anderson. Shester and Clinton.
All persons are forbidden to hire
or otherwise employ one Zed Johnson,
colored who is under contract witli
me for the year 1910. Those falling to
heed the above will be held liable for
Oct. 4, 1010. C. w. McCravy.
10-lt Laurens, S. C.
TWO INQUESTS SAME DAY,
Coroner Halrstou Colled to Clinton and
On Friday Coroner R. O. Halrstoil
held two Inquests. Tlie llrst ease was !
that of an old negro man. named Hob
ert Williams, who committed suicide !
early Friday morning at the home of '
his daughter at Clinton. Williams
used a razor cutting his throat from
ear to ear. Death ensued within a '
short time after being discovered by j
his daughter. It Is said tpat the old :
man had recently become somewhat
The other ease was that of Cener
.iones. also colored, wtio died Friday
as the result of a gun shot wound re
ceived about a week before at her i
home near Tylersvllle. The jury re
turned a verdict to the effect that she
came to her death from gun shot
WOUlid, Inflicted at the hands of one '
lien Ulakely. Immediately after her
death Dlakely, who lived in tin; same
vicinity came to the city and delivered
himself up to the sheriff and was lock
DEITTV Silt:III FF HEID.
r'oriner Police Chief of Clinton Ite
tarn^ to I.aureus.
Former Chlel of Police s. Clarence
Held of Clinton hns accepted the posl
tion of deputy sheriff, the nppoiutment
having been mad - Friday by Sheriff
Owings. Mr. Reld succeeds Mr. A. ?.
Culbertson. resigned. The new deputy
has had much experience and is re
garded as a most efllcient and capable
officer, He has entered upon his new
duties. Several years hgo Mr. Reld
was engaged In business here and later
was connected with the local police
department. His return to Laurens
is welcomed by his many friends.
(.'HIST MILL AT HOYD'S
Will he Operated by the Reedy River
In Connection with its electric pow
er plant, the Reedy River Power com
pany has installed und will operate a
first class grist mill. New rocks were
bought and the mill is now ready for
operation. This will be a great con
venience for tl)e people of that sec.
tioh .and in view the largo corn
crop the new mill will be able to do
a big business. Hone' raised coin and
home made meal from a pure cereal
will "cut out" the spread of pellagra
or any disea.-e attributable to the use
of unsound grain. In this city Messrs
Rodgers & Crews have been running
a flour and grist mill successfully, for
several months, and in other parts of
the county other mills have been start
ed during the past year.
Annual Singing Convention.
The annual singing convention will
be held at Holly ('.rove church next
Sunday. The celebrated Holly Grove
church choir will be assisted by mem
bers of other church choirs of the
city and county, and the occasion is
anticipated as an event of Interest. The
public is cordially invited to attend
Mrs. Peterson Very III.
Mrs. Maggie L?ngsten Peterson,
widow of the late Mr J. Wofford Peter
son, is critically ill at her home on
South Harper street. Since Sunday
afternoon her condition has been very
serious, and members of her family
who reside out of Laurens have been
Mr. J, IK W. Watt? Improving.
The many friends of Mr. .lohn 1? W
Watts are pleased to know that lie is
rapidly recovering from a seige ol
malarial fever. He has been confined
at bis home more than three weeks,
and for several days bis condition was
regarded as quite critical. However,
he Is now much improved and will
soon he able to be out again.
Mr. Russell Roper Improving,
Mr. Herbert Roper returned to tin'
city Monday from a visit to his broth
er. Mr. RUBSell Roper, who is slowly
recovering from serious injuries re
ceived a month ago at Welch, W. Va
Over a week ago Mr. T. Mac. Roper,
father of the young man. received a
telegram from the hospital authorities
to the effect that his son was not doing
well and that his recovery appeared
doubtful. It was because of this un
favorable news that Mr. Herbert
ROper hastened to his brother. How
ever, be found that he bad rallied and
when be left him Sunday he seemed
to be getting on more satisfactorily
than at any time since going to the^
ministerial UNION met.
Hi 1.1 Its Regular Meeting Las! Mondaj
Some Inspiring Talks.
The Laurens Ministerial Union held
it.< regular meeting a( the Chamber
of Commerce room Monday morning
October Itrd at 10 o'clock. In the ab
sence of the president, Rev. C. P.
Rankin, W. 10. Thayer was elected to
pi . side over the ses. ion. Revs. Rrock.
Roof, Harre, Stoudenmlre, Mitchell,
Haminett and Thayer spoke encourag
ingly of their respective efforts, Rev.
Thayer stating that he had baptized
30 during the year and collected for
benevolence over $6,000, which is the
liest that his Church has ever done.
Rev. Mr. Hnydock of Pelzer also
gave an Inspiring talk on conditions
at his church at I'el/.er. Mr. Haydock j
preached at the Raptist church here
last Sunday evening,
The I'nion was dismissed with pray
er by Rev. w. is. Darre to meet again
? m Monday after lirst Sunday in No
V< tidier next.
y\ it. r \ mrs successor.
Albert E. Sloan ippolntcd as llepuij
to Clerk of the Court,
Clerk of Court John l<\ Roll has np
polllted Mr. Albert IS. Sloan as his
dtput.y to succeed Ca pi. O. W. Rabb,
resigned. Mr. Sloan is a native ot
Newberry county but has been living
in Laurens for ten or twelve years.
He is very popular and has Idled with
ti.t ire satisfaction lor a good many
years the position of section boss in
the weaving department at the Lau
rens cotton mills, lie is president of
the Laurens mill Democratic club and
i? otherwise Identified with the pub
lic life of the town.
III!ATM OF W. II .CULHERTSON.
Clinton Cltly.cn Succumbs to Typhoid
Fever After lirlcf Illness.
Clinton. October.I. Alter a short
illness, lasting only one week. Mr. W.
H. Culbertson, died here Saturday af
ternoon at 7 o'clock of typhoid fever.
During the few years Mr. Culbertson
has lieeh in Clinton he has made many
friends who learned with grief of his
eh ath. While here he held the posi
tion of engineer of the city water and
light plant. The only member of his
Immediate family is a sister, .Mrs.
< iphelin Hoyd, of i h s place.
Mr. Culbertson was an active mem
ber of the local Masonic and Woodmen
Indues. The M.1SOIIS of Campbell
Lodge No. II. A. F. M. of this place,
had charge of his funeral, which took
place Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at
tlie local < emetory.
Mr. Culbertson was originally from
Lkon: and was about 15 years of age.
hurt IN RUN \W VY ACCIDENT,
\. Rial (JrilJ Injured Last Xlglll at
Mr. A. Dial Cray, a prominent young
business man of the city, was very
painfully injured last night at 7 o'clock
in a runaway accident <>n South Harper
street. He had started home in bis
buggy, and just as he was leaving the
square his horse became frightened
and made a wild dash toward the rail
road Crossing. As It happened, a shift - 1
lug freight train had hacked upon the
cr0S8lng, the rear car almost closing
i lie driveway when Mr. (L av 's team
reached the crossing. Rut this did not
Check the horse and he plunged across,
with the result that IhO buggy was
hurled against the car. throwing Mr.
Cray underneath the trucks,
Some bystanders rushed to his res
cue and dragged him from under the
train. He was at once taken t., the
residence of Mr. c. A. Power, nearby,
where lie received medical attention.
Later he was removed to the home of
his father, Mr. vv. J.. Cray, on Main
The full extent of his injuries could
not be stated last night, imi he re
ceived a number of painful bruises and
suffered much from shock,
Sunday School Class Picnic.
Prof. R. L. Parkinsons Sunday
school class went out Saturday for a
picnic trip to Thompson Springs, and
all enjoyed the out inn Immensely. The
(lass Is composed of the following
girls: Misses Lucy nnd Nell Childless,
Amelia Todd, Kathleen Wllkos, Mary
Wilkes. Margurlte Dunlnp, Hattle
Simpson and Cussie Miller.
lT. I). C. Meets I'uesdaj. Nth.
' There will be a meeting of (he I. R
KershUW chapter, I'. D. C. next Tues
day the Iltll, in the rooms of the
chamber of Commerce, beginning at
1 o'clock. An Important pari of tin
meeting win be the election of officers
for the coming year and cm this ac
count a full attendance is desired.
MR. THOMAS F. RAY
EXPIRED SU IN DAY A. M.
Found Cold in Death hj Members of
tin* Family- Paralysis Assign.
imI As Cause.
Mr. Thomas F. Hay. a must highly
cstc ned citizen and for several years
a po|" lar traveling salesman, died at
his home here early Sunday morning,
in the ">stli year of his age. Paralysis
was assigned as the cause.
Mr. Kay spent Saturday in Spai'tun
burg on business, returning home late
in the afternoon. Karly in the night
he suffered an attack of acute indl.
gestion, caused, he supposed, by eat
ing some watermelon while in Spar
tauburg. Atter midnight he became
erster and at o'clock fell asleep,
members of (lie family retiring from
his room then. At 7 o'clock Mrs. Hay
went i > his room and round him still
asleep apparently. She ?1 j * 1 not at
templ to arouse him. Presently tho
daughter went in to call him to hroak
fasl and discovered that he was cold
Mr. Hay had l.n a resident of
I .aureus sine? I SSO. moving here from
Nowherry county, near Whltin're,
where lie was reared, his father l?o
Wllllam Hay of that county. Ho
married Miss Minnie A. Phi hum of
1.aureus county, who with ono daugh
ter, Miss Irene Pay, and 'wo son .
Clyde K'i Kay of Laurens and Thomas
F. Kay Jr., of Charlotte, survive. I|u
also leaves two sisters, Mrs. I. \Vside
Anderson of this city and Mr*, ttai
lie T. Drown of Clinton.
Atter coming to Laurens Mr. Ray
was contluously engaged w ith differ" ui
hut Iness llrms as salesman and sever
al years ago he accepted a traveling
position, llrst with Fuller \- Darling
ton of 1.aureus, and Inter with whole
sale houses outside of Laurens. lie
had just completed arnngemcnta to
go back on the road this week, having
been off during the summer recuperat
ing the somewhat Impaired condition
of his health. Mr. Kay was well liked
by all; lie was a good friend and
neighbor and will be greatly missed
by a large ein le of close friends. For
his family there is deep sympathy fell
by all the people of LOUt'Chs and
wherever tin deceased was known.
The lunoral and burial services were
li< bl .VP nday morning at the city ceme
tery, tho Rev, ('has F, liankin. pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of
which the deceased was a member,
conducting the services.
RLORC IM/ VTION OF It KD W I X.
Messrs Klcttner ami Hlcase of Xenher
rj \?ist Local Men.
Otto Klcttne r. great sachem of South
Carolina Red Men. and Cede I. Illeasc,
past great sachem. both Of New
hen v. came to Laurens Saturday night
for the purpose of assisting hi tin
reorganization of the local tribe of
Red Men The meeting was held in
the new hall at Watts Mills, liefere
going into the work of effecting the
organization, Mr. Klettner and Oover
nor-elect Dlense made appropriate ad
dress, there being present a large
crowd of citizens, quite a number go
ing out from the c ity.
The new tribe, number 7-1, starts
life again with a membership of about
*fi Red Men. The election of ofllecrs
resulted in the selection of the follow
ing: Dr. R. R. Walker, sachem; L, Id,
Bishop, senior sagamore; i>. L, Poul
ware. junior sagamore: W. M. Powell,
prophet: Pierce Irby, keeper of wam
pum: K. II. Donaldson, keeper of rec
Messrs Kb ttner and Please were ac
companied by Messrs Cannon O. Illeasc
and W. Smith l.angford.
Repairing Stare Rooms,
Carpenters and other workmen are
engaged in repairing the double store
rooms of Kennedy llros.. recently oi -
copied by J, L. Hopkins, and the room
in the Robinson block, formerly occu
pied by managers of the cafe. Iloth
these places were recently gutted by
Copelnnd School Opens.
The present term of Copelnnd sc hool
opened Monday with Miss Jessie Trot
ter again in charge as teacher.
Sew Deputy Sheriff Rtisy,
The first oiilcial business of Deputy
Sheriff S. c. Heid carried him to Key
Vllle, Fla., where ho went Saturday to
bring a negro prisoner. Arthur Love,
lace, to Laurens where he will he died
for assault .and battery, it being charg
ed that he she t another negro the
Laurens depot about two years ago
lie escaped and was Cnpturcd ll
Florida tow n some days ago.
AT THE UNVEILING
nessed By Thousands.
FOUR FINE ADDRESSES
I.ninciis ('01111(3 Unveils Confctlcriito
Monument in (lie Presence of
Nearly 4,00(1 People.
In (ho presence of fully line.' Minus
and people, including one hundred ami
twenty live veterans and six hundred
school childrt n, the Conft ''? t?te inonu
inout erected to the memory of Lau
rens county soldh rs was on \V tin -s
dny unveiled alter being formally pre*
sentcd to the county of l.aureus by
Governor Martin l?\ Ansel in behalf ofi
tho .1. It. Kershaw chapter, Daughters
id" the Confederacy, under whose aus
pices the exercises v., re held.
The speech id' ucccputucc was de
livered by iI011. It. A. Cooper of this
city, who in behalf ol the people od
I.aureus pledged lite ,,; und pro*
lection of the shaft wv.lch fittingly
coinincnorntcs the valo of Laurciis
county heroes of tin Southern Con
Speakers ?f I hi Daj.
The Hon. C. C. i'i atl ? stone neti d
;n; masier of ceremonies and mhdo
the address of welcome dwelling
sympathetically upon the nuspiclous
ness of (he occasion. '1 lie oration of
the day was delivered I y ') . Lee Da
vis Lodge, president of Llinestolio
college, and one oi the mo.-i ac
complished public speakers In this
state. Tim invocation wa* offered by
Uev. \V. E. Thayer of Laurens. Pre
ceding the exorcises the veterans wero
given a ride about tie city in auto
mobiles liiere Peine, ovc-i twenty ma
chines in the procession.
Promptly at ten u'clock the Dnugh
tors and veterans asseii bled at the
opera home and Iron. th< ? marched
to the stand near the monument
headed by the Now|<< hand, tho
thirteen girls selected to in veil ihq
monument a ml Joined hi ' ?? line ot!
march by the sei und children an I
1 heir t- ado r. It vV; ?: 1 most Im
posing and inspiring ??? ? and olio
of the notable loatun 1 the day.
The stand war decor, ?? . , ml front
all the stores and othei I lildiligs oil
the square flags and 1 ui ng wero
displayed In honor of tin u .1 loni
All stores, hanks and ? !'' ?.- closed
during the ceremonies.
The battle Mag so p 0 idly carried
at the head of the paradt wax that o(
the Third regiment, Kershuw.'s bri
gade, and hore the marks of til lea 1
one shell ami possibly HO in 111 lo
halls. W, O. Peterson was possibly
the only one present v. do dad ever
been detailed to net as- coloi bearer
for that standard undei which so
many men had given theii I ves.
Two scores years and live after Ap
pomnttox 11 granite Bhaft is erected
to the memory of the Laurens county
men and hoys, numbering In ill
about three Ihousam: Who Wenl "?
tho front in T.I and on tl rough tho
succeeding years of the struggle be
tween tie- North and the South,
The ashes of hundred* of them re
pose in the sod of oth< -'? tea, man-.'
re; 1 in the Laurens feine:? ry, whilo
in almost every gravi ?;. ?I <d Ihn
C?llilty there are to be I >.:?' lOllllH
marking (he grave ol < on federal')
soldiers. To these and tl n 1 ave sur
vivors, numbering loss than threo
huiidrod, the handsome monument,
formally unveiled Wednesday is lov
ingly dedicated as a memorial fitting;
The little "rebel" ladles who un
veiled th<' monument Li in number,
representing the 1'S Confedernto
states, were Misses ?3arah Bolt, llat
tlo Sullivan. Lucy Darlington, Lucia
Eonthorstone, Carrie Fleming, Beau
fort Copolnnd, Flora Bennett, Virginia
Simpson, Rebecca Clarke, Margaret
Dial. Alpha Bolt, Louis* Dendy and
Emmie Lou Washington,
in connection with the children who
unveiled the shaft it i-.resting
to note that Beaufort Ball Copeland,
youngest of the thlrteei . i- . grand*
dnughter of the late Col M VV. Bail
and great grunddnilghlci ol \V, I'.
Watts, one of the Signets Ol the 01 ?
dindnco of secession, y,,, , parti
cipated in unveiling thi i 101 imehl nt
Cross Hill .'reeled by II W. Jia!l Chap
ter, r. i). c. some time ago,
on behalf of the Daughters of tho
. < 'ontlnued on pi r e aim I