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Civic League Doing a Great
Handsome Staue ?all to lie Erected
Along North Harper Street? Net
Wire Fence All Around.
The Laurcus Civic League has taken
Up so actively and vigorously the task
Of improving conditions at the city
cemetery that preliminary arrange
ments have been practically completed
and in a very few days the actual work
of enclosing and protecting and beau
tifying the graveyard will begin,
An enthusiastic meeting of the
league committee of live, who are
working with full authority from the
trustees, was held .Monday afternoon
at the rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce. At this meeting a general out
line of the situation was carefully gone
over; also a number of all-important
details such as specifications (kindly
drawn up by Mr. H. I). Humbert! cov
ering the material and workmanship
of the handsome four-foot rock wall
which is to extend along the bottom
of the embankment on the entire street
front of about 900 feet.
Competitive bids will be asked (or
at once for constructing this wall; ::iul
it is probable that tlie contract tin re
for will contain a c lause requiring im
adequate bond for the satisfacuirj
Completion of the work within about
4? days from now.
Meanwhile the fencing and posts
have been ordered, and ought to be
here this week and all in place (with
the gates swung and locked) in anoth
The league has deemed it proper to
entirely separate all money donated
for cemetery Improvement from the
organization's general fund; and, in
pursuance of that plan. Mrs. Ii. K.
Aiken baa consented to act as special
treasurer. All cheeks sent in pay
ment of subscriptions to the cemetery
fund should, therefore, be drawn to
the order of Mrs. II, K. Aiken so as to
avoid occasion for tin necessary en
The president of rtie civic League
particularly requests that each lady
who has a subscription list will per
sonally interview all the subscribers
whose names appear thereon, to the
end that when these lists are turned
in to Mrs. Alken at noon Friday, Oc
tober I 1th, as many as possible of the
amounts subscribed may be properly
In order to save every one concern
ed as much trouble as possible, how
ever, it is suggested that contributors
not wait to be called on but that they
mall their checks .u.t once either to
the members on whose lists their
names appear on to the special treas
It has not, of coui.se, been possible
in the limited time since this move
meat was launched to personally pre
sent the matter to anywhere near < v
erybody in Laurens. Hence it is cer
tain that very many who would natur
ally wish, to subscribe have been quite
unintentionally omitted. To all of
these the Civic LengUC desires par
ticularly to make it known that every
such omission has been purely inad
vertent and accidental; and, further,'
that a Check sent now to Mrs. Aiken
will be duly appreciated,
Although the response to the call
for donations has been so Immediate
and general that the success of the
undertaking is already absolutely cer
tain, such of the subscription lists
as have been totaled up indioate that
considerably more money must be
raised right away if the Initial work
of enclosure Is to be paid for as it is
done. So. if any subscribers wish to
increase the amounts of their contri
butions, they can rest assured that
every cent of It will be used to the
very best purpose In the world ? name
ly, keeping clear of debt In commenc
ing the performance of an important
and sacred duty.
If it he found Inpracticable to in
dividually acknowledge each contri
bution and thank each contributor by
name, a consolidated letter of thanks,
with the amount donated by each sub
scribed, will most probably be printed
in the next Issue of this paper.
It is the desire of the league that all
possible contributions be actually paid
In?cither by check or In cash?within
the next three days, and that all sub
TO HAVE BAZAAR
Ladies of the Methodist and Prcsby
tor in ii Churches Making Prepara*
tlons?Prises to he Offered.
At a meeting held last Monday the
ladies of the Methodist and Presby
terian churches decided to hold a ba
zaar sometime during the fall, it will
probably take place on the loth of
November. Many handsome prizes
are to be offered for the best serys
anthemums. These have not yet been
selected but as soon as the committees
are chosen for the purpose, a list will ;
be made out and published.
KUSSEL KOPEK SlUTMHS.
Voting Man Who Was Hurt in Kallroad
Accident in West Virginia.
The body of Mr. Russell Roper was
brought to l.aurens Monday from
Welch, West Virginia, where his death
occurred Saturday morning at a hos
pital as the result of injuries sustain
ed about the first of September in a
railroad accident. Yesterday the re
mains of the young man were taken
out to Knhun Creek cMirch for burial
in the Roper family plot.
The deceased was only nineteen
years of age and his untimely death
is a great blow to his family and
friends. He was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. Mac. Roper oT this city whose
friends deeply sympathize With them
in their sorrow.
EXTKHTA1XMEXT MIXT '1TKKWAY.
Given by the Ladles Aid Society In
First Methodist Church.
Next Tuesday, October is. the peo
ple of Laurens will have the pleasure
of enjoying an evening Of exception
ally fine music. Mrs. Phas. Spearman
of Anderson and Mrs. Rug? of Peesville
have been secured by the Pndies Aid
society of the First Methodist church
for an entertainment on that date.
I Mrs. Spearman, who is a niece of j
J Mr. Wiley Willis, is well-known here
whore ?he has often delighted man;.
j with her wonderful playing of the or
gan. Her selections next Tuesday ev
ening are anticipated with much picas
lire by the music lovers of the city.
Mrs. Rugf. who will assist Mrs.
Spearman, Will give several vocal
i solos. Her line voice, with its depth |
and cultivated tone 7.as given her a
wide reputation as a singer.
Besides selections from these two
ladies there will instrumental and vo-I
cnl selections by local talent. There
will be no admission fee but a free
will offering will be taken.
TO DISPOSE OT STOCK.
RrcnneCke & Co. to Sell Sim metis"
Stock in M Days.
The O. P. Simmons stock, which is
I now in -the hands of Prennecke & Co.,
' will be placed on the market next
Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr.
Prennecke says he is Boing to show
[the people of Paurens and surrounding
1 country one of the greatest of mer
chantile events. The force of extra
clerks are now arranging and mark
ing the stoCk.
You will get an idea as to the val
ues the company offers from the dou
ble page advertisement in this issue,
wnich. by the way, appearing in red.
makes it the mosl expensive and at
tractive ad that has ever before been
published In a South Carolina weekly.
Arranging for the l air.
Mr. John n. w. Watts, general sup
erintendent of the State Fair associa
tion, goes to Columbia today to look
after the final preparations for the
annual fair, which opens Oi tober ".t.
Mr. V'utts *ays that the prospect* for
a bettor and bigger fair thn 1 < ret'
are good, and that exhibit room is
HOW well nigh exhausted. Ho will
carry down two car loads of exhibits
and there will be an unusually large
number of exhibitors from Lnttranf
county this year. Mr. Watts will spend
tWO days in Columbia this week.
Greenville Negro Hanged.
Punk Sllerard, the negro who killed
Officer Waldrop at Piedmont some time
ago, was hanged at Greenville last
Friday. After killing the officer Slier
ard was bunted by a posse for a day
and night, but was finally captured
by the sheriff who sent the negro to
Paurens for a few days, or until feel
lug against the murderer had sub
sided. The execution of Shcrard was
the first hanging in Oreenville In S0V0I1
scription lists be completed and tin
any event ? delivered to Mrs. Alken at
noon of next Friday the fourth 1 ;
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN VERY LIVE TOWN
Improvement Work Goes
TO HOLD FALL BAZAAR
One of die Coming Events is ['uvcilim!
uf < onfcderntc Monument* Prob?
ublj lief ore Thanksgiving,
Clinton, October 11.?Miss Anne C.
Burgess, who has been critically HI
for over a month at the Thornwell
Orphanage, was carried to a sanita
rium ;n Sumter today for an operation.
It is generally understood that the op
eration is a very serious one and the
chances for her recovery are slight.
Misses Seilte f.nd Mamie Burgess and
Miss Sallie Orant of Winthrop college
and Messrs Joe and? Plummer Burgess
accompanied her. ?
Work is going on rapidly at the
graded school building and there is
every reason to expect that the addi
tion will be completed early in De.
The contract has been given to a
Charlotte architect for an alteration
of the choir loft of the Presbyterian
Church. The change will be an Im
provement in appearance as well as
convenience, the contract providing
for cabinet finished wood-work to
match the organ.
Mr. Q. A. Hille has rented bis house
to Mr. Koeck, tin artist in the tin
ploy (if Jacobs A: Company.
Work will begin soon on the laying
of sewer ! ipes in the Thornwell Or
phanage grounds. This was provided
for at the last meeting of the board.
Students continue to come to the
Presbyterian college. A number have
come during the past week.
Several fancy-work parties hive
been given the past week in prepara
tion tor the bazaar.
Some of the granite for the Confed
erate monument has been unloaded
The Daughters of the Revolution
met with Mrs. Byrd Phillips last
Thursday and elected Mrs. J. F. .la
cobs to represent the Musgrove Mills
chapter at Orangeburg. This chapter
thanks to the exertions of it regent.
I Mrs. . C. Davis, now has a "Heal
Daughter" <>n its roll, Mrs. Fannie
Monroe of Goldville.
The downpour of rain last Friday
prevented the Stephen D. Lee chapter
C, D. C. from holding its regular
I meeting, 'ibis meeting was to have
been a most important one.
The Thornwell Orphanage celebrat
ed It's birthday last Friday with a hol
iday and a picnic to "the River" for
a number of the older pupils and
Miss Fronde Kennedy made a brief
visit to Columbia last week.
The Ladies' Aid BOCTety of the First
Presbyterian church met Monday af
: ternoon to make final arrangements
I for the Bazaar, The dates set for tills
popular social occasion this year are
the t'th and Kuh of November. A
1 strong e ffort will be made to make the
I Chrysanthemum contest a strong fea
ture vgain this year and the contest
will be thrown open to all the ladles
of Lnurens county. Six prizes will be
giv. n: for the best collection exhibit'
by one grower, for t"ie best single
specimen!, for the largest numbi r ol
blooms on a single Stalk, for the hand
somest white specimcm. the hand
somest pink, and the hnndsohiest yel
low. Besides the chrysanthemums
rooted bulbs and pot plan - will be i i
sale at the bazaar.
Committees are already at work
making pillows* bags, belts, handker
chiefs, fancy collars, baby clothes, doll
dresses, and the other pretty things
which are always for sale.
The usual turkey dinner and O.vstt
suppers are being arranged for.
Besides the bazaar there will be
two other festive occasions in Clinton
this fall, The young people are inter
ested in the tennis tournament and i;
will ('.raw a number of visitors to the
The unveiling of the Confederate
monument will draw all clasg? & and
will be a red Utter day in Clin top's
history. The date has hot been set '<??
it yet but it is certain that It wilj be
before Christmas, and probably before
Thank-giving. The monument will be
about twenty-eight feet high, a plain
shaft surmounted by a crown uphold
ing a c annon ball. Oil the si b s Coil
f< di rato (lags and suitable Inscription?
will bo placed. Four smalh r cannon
THE BAPTISTS HOLD
Fourteenth Annual Associa
tion Last Week.
ATTENDANCE WAS LARGE
Man) Excellent Addresses Heard and
Interesting Papers Presented
.Meets Next in I.aureus.
The fourteenth annual meeting of
the Lauren! County Baptist associa
tion wir held at Rabun Creek church
last week, the sessions beginning Tues
day and continuing through Thurs
day. Tlte association was organized
for business with the election of Chas.
it. Bobo, former clerk, as moderator;
\V. P. Cuibertson. clerk, with B. L.
Henderson, assistant; c. n. Roper,
The introductory sermon was preach
ed by Rev. A. T. StotuTeninlre of the
Second Laurens church. Upon spe
cial invitation Rev. L. M. Roper of
Spnrtanburg preached Tuesday night.
The rest .of the sessions was taken
up with reports and the presentation
of the different claims from the sev
eral departments under the control of
the Baptists of the State.
Rev. A. T. Jamieson of Connie Max
well orphanage addressed the body, as
I did Dr. Roper, representing the sec
retary of the State .Mission hoard:
Rev. T. .!. Wat s. financial agent of the
Bc.plist Theological Seminary. Louis
ville, and Rev. T. V. McCnll of Clem
son college who is trying to raise
funds for a Baptist church at Clem
t.'n Wednesday evening Rev. ('. I..
Fowler gave an illustrated lecture on
his visit to the Holy Land.
The papers presented included the
Temperance?Rev. \V. R. Thayer.
Education? Rev. J. O. Martin.
Home Missions \V. H. Drummond.
Foreign Missions -Rev. J. A. Martin.
Voting People's Work -Rev. C. L
Stat" Missions - Rev. B. P. Mitchell.
Woman's Work -Prof. W. P. Cui
Orphanage?Col. .lohn H. Wharton.
Aged Ministers?Thos S. Langston.
Sunday Schools?C. II. Roper.
Twenty seven of the thirty churches
embraced in the Lauren8 association
were represented at this meeting and
it ;s generally agreed that the sessions
were the very best yet held by the
association from every standpoint.
On Invitation the association decid
ed to meet next year With the F!;\ :
Baptisl church of Laurena.
Annual Singing Convention.
The Holly drove singing convention
was held last Sunday, with a large
crowd from the surrounding country
in attendance. In addition to the song
services. Rev. B. I'. Mitchell preached
an excellent sermon and altogether
the day was one of the best the good
people or' that sect lot', bave enjoyed
lately. It might be mentioned that
the features of the occasion wore the
solos by Miss Dora Roof of Lecsvlllo
who i?. visiting her bTOthcf, Rev IV
R. Rout", and the line singing of the
Pea Ridge quartet!. Din nor as usual
was served oh the grounds. A num
ber from th city went out and joined
In the celebration of the day.
Mr. Stohn Simpson Improtlmr.
News Yesterday from Mr. Slobo
Simpson of Spartanburg who has been
quite ill for the past week or so was
to the effect that Iii? condition was
EOi lewhat Improved, which will bo
gratifying to lib many Ltuirens friends
l$<.\ Slipper nl liar).-dale.
A box Mi!ip< r will be glvOll Satur
day night ;.: the Bnrksdnlo school
house for the benefit of the school.
The public is invited.
Sheriff Divings Moves.
Sheriff John I?. OwlllgS IIOW resides
at the county jail, having moved in
this week' from bis residence on
South Harpe: street.
balls will be idaced on the corners of
the pedestal. The cost Will be $1000*
$1000 Of which 111 hand or pledged.
The Clinton Pharmacy i- dl playing
these cannon balls 111 its* windows and
conducting a gu- using contest, the pro
ceeds to be devoted to the monument
The R.n\ c. L. Fowler conducted n
series of meetings In (ho Baptist
church lust Week.
IN A GENERAL ROW
Bunch of Them Bounded up ami Given
ItcnciK of the Lav* Other
Mountvillc. Oct. 11.?As a result of
a general row at a negro frolic two
weeks ngo two miles below here, siuue
have confessed to misdemeanor and
paid lim s imposed l y Trial .last ice
Goodman; others have been hound
over to court. Charge:! were made oat
against quite a number for gambling
and shooting. St vi ral shots were
made during the engagement, one man
making free us of a shot gun. Sever
al wounds were inflicted hut none very
Mr. M. Workman and family who
live four miles below Mountvillc, have
the sympathy of the < oinmunity in
the alll'ctioil Which hUH come to them
through the critical sickness of It lit
tle son. He has a thront trouble which
has necessitated surgical treatment
at the hospital in Columbia, lilt his
Improvement is not sufllcient to bring
Several of our people attended the
funeral of Mr. Sam Dendy. which was
held at Waterjoo Sunday. Mr. Dendy
was a brother of Mrs. \7. It. Crisp of
litis place and was well known here.
Mrs J. I.. Fi lb rs and little grand
daughter. Ruth Crisp have returned
from a prolonged stay at Orovcr., N.
c. and Richmond, Vn. Mrs. Fellers
spent several weeks With her daughter
Mrs. Lucy Crisp, at Orovor and some
time with In r son. lieber, at Richmond.
Messrs M. it. Crisp and w. l\ Cul
bortson attended the meeting of the
Latircns association at Itabun last
week and report a large gathering and
a good meeting.
Mrs. .1. C. Cook and daughter, .liilla.
have returned from several months'
visit to relatives in Illinois.
M US. MAG GIF, I.. FF.TF.HSOX.
Passing <>i' a Mast Estimable Woman
.Mourned h\ All.
Alter an illness of a little more than
a week. Mrs. Maggie Lnngston Peter
son, passed away Sunday night at her
home on South Harper street. Though
her death had been expected tor sev
eral days, the announcement of the
Una) dissolution caused deep and gen
oral sorrow to lo r friends and rela
tives in the city and county, ami there
Is much sympathy for those of her
family b it behind to mourn her de
On Monday afternoon the funeral
was held at the First Methodist church,
the simple service being conducted by
tl ? Kov. Ii. P. McGeo, pastor, assisted
by Rev, v.'. i;. Thayer of the Baptist
church. Interment was made in the
city cemetery, there being present at
both services a large assembly of
friends and relatives of the family.
Mrs. Peterson was trie widow of the
late .1. Wofford Peterson and a daught
er of .lohn Lailgston, a very prominent
citizen of Lattrens county in his day.
She was C2 years old in September aim
is survived by the following children:
Misses Maggie, Nannie. Mary and Lil
ian Peter ?Ii: Messrs Thus. 10, ami
I Orovor Peterson of Mississippi. John
II. Peterson, clerk of the city council,
and B. c. Pi terson, manager of the
I'nion-lmffalo mills store a I l.'nion.
Also surviving the deceased are two
brothers, Messrs John T. Lnngston of
Laurens and Lee A. Ln.li ton < ; I Is
lington, and one sister, Mrs, V.'. .1.
I ionium of t i c county,
GOF.tf TO l> \ ItLING'l i>\.
V.r. IV. J. Sloan ci\?-. i:p Position at
Lii it re us Lotten % ] ill.
Mr. William .). Sloan for the past
f',\ years time-keeper at (lie Lumens
cotton mills, leaves today for Darling
toll where he has accepted the po i
tion of bookkeeper for the Darling on
Manufacturing company, Mr. Sloan
h. a capable and efficient office man
besides being a very fine fellow, genial
and big hearted. His many friends
in Laurens regret that his change of
business means the removal from the
city of himself and Wife, for both are
very popular hero.
Most of bis work at (he Lauretta
mills will now devolve upon Mr. Clyde
Martin the popular cloth room mann?
( nil Neu Fastor,
Bee. J. l. Pago* of in inn Ii 11 b n
called to the pastorate of Choi Inut
Illdgc ami Waterloo Baptist t hui che
and it is understood thai the <?' cli
committee has recommended that la
be invited to (lie charge of Itabun
GUILTY OF MIM
Convicted Yesterday In Spe
cial Session Co":rt
DAVIS DIDN'T TESTIFY
Spot-till Judge .1. ||. .Minion of < hos?
tor ( out cued (lie ( niirl
.lim Davis, (ho negro < hi with
complicity in the murder of Ida Me
Coy Nil son. was yesterday found
guilty, and Unless Iiis sentence Is com*
muled or LI:; attorneys go.( a new -rial
in which a different verdict Is render
ed, Dnvis v. ill nay the death penalty
f< ;? his crime. Sentence was not pass
ed yesterday, pending notice of :? mo
tion for a new trial given by counsel'
for (lie defendant.
The case of Davis took up inofd of
yesterday's session. He was repre
sented by Messis T. r. Turner and \V.
It. Knight, appointed by the conn to
conduct the defense. Davis was spe
cifically charged in the Indictiuenl
with the UUtrdcr Ol Ida N'< t on. tin.null
in the course of the (rial ii was brought
,oui thai he l ad repeatedly mated lo
different parties, including the sheriffi
since the killing, that he was with
Claude Ferguson on the night in
.March last when Ida McCoy Nelson,
Toney l.eamnu and Alex Kay were
shot to death. All parties were ne
groes and the wholesale killing occur
red mar Parks Station. l>a\is war;
"scared" of Ferguson, and after doing
their deadly work at the Nelson worn
an s house. I.eaman having been shot
dead in her cabin, the two murderers,
i acordiug to Davis' "confession", went
directly to Alex Kay's hon e, a mile
distant, called Day to toe door and
I poured a load of shot into him, Fer
guson doing the "talking" ..ml Jim
Davis the shooting. Imt Davis was
'convicted of the murder of the Nel
son woman. A number ol witnesses
' were put Up by the Star and the trial
? was followed by a large crowd. The
defendant was not placed on the wll
noss stand, nor was there ; ny evi
dence offered in his be ha I f.
Ferguson, tin alleged arch conspira
tor and red-handed inurdi rer, has nev
er I.a approht :n'.< d.
The special t- < ? ihe criminal
court was convi n< d Monday morning
by Special Judge .! 'I Marlon of Lho
(".ester bar. The grand Jury report
ed Monday and passed mi the hills
handed' in by ?.< solicitor, linlshlng
the business In Hie afternoon, Sien
ogaphcr Deal of Colunibla i- here In
. pi:.of Mr. Aull ol New le r > who had
I to he at Abbeville this wt ? k.
During the day several n Inor cases
were heard. Will ITtlgiics pleaded
guilty to the charge of violating the
dispensary law and was lined 5100
Which he paid.
A case that attracted more than
passing Interest was that ol Mack
Money, a I l-ycar old white lad, who
pleaded guilty to houscbroaklng ami
larceny, lie had no coun el, .lodge
1 Marion sent hi in (p the stM-- rcformn.
lory until lie becomes t wcr.ty one
years of age, The hoy. rid i reporter
..; Tin- AdM
been pttSSt '1 <>'?? ' ' ' "? ' H bOI'U
I'OO'I HAM. I !:iii \
I,aureus School Ten m Will (lash
limns \vlfll Drei IIUOOil,
The lirsl gridiron blittb ol ' 0 sea
son In Laurens will be played next
Friday, the I Ith, when the husky I.au
reus iiiuh school 'levei, intends lo
put a few kinks in the grjjty Oreen
wood gang, (loth teams have been
hard at work slucn school.- opened,
punching the pigskin ti - high
and low and doinj other M ni net
sary to the football play,i ?.
The two teams are i.venlj man d
promises lo bo lh ? ly i. ? io llr ii
toot of the ft (i i-po's w hi* le ??! the end
of the last quarter. Tin ; dm is* ion will
J. M, Bmli