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Two Charged With Assault
ing White Girls.
IN THE MOB
Two oi the Negroes were Hanged to it
Bridge Wliiie the' Other one Whs
Shot wliile Fleeing from (he Mob.
The .Mob Went about its Work Quiet
ly and I'ew Knew of 1|.
Shelbyvllle, Ky.. .Ian. 15.?Storming
the Shelby county jail here early this
morning, a mob composed of less
than 100 men seized and lynched
three negroes, two charged with as
saulting white girls and a third sen
tenced to be hanged for the murder
of his wife and held in jail here un
til the day for his execution could be
set. The three were lynched in dif
ferent places, and what first seemed
to have been a single lynching was
round to have been a triple one, only
with the finding of the three bodies
Hanged from Bridge.
The body of Eugene Marshall, sen
tenced to be hanged for the murder
of his will-, whom lie had beheaded,
was found hanging to a bridge over
imminence pike only a short distance
from the jail. '
Jim West, who had been employed
as a chauffeur here for several
months, was one of the victims. He
was Charged with an assault on a
white woman, the daughter of a Shel
by county farmer, lie, too, was hang
ed to the bridge.
Shot While Fleeing.
Wade Patterson. the third negro
lynohed, was also charged with as
saulting a white woman. Patterson
attempted to escape from the mob
and was shot and his body thrown
into a creek.
The mob which attacked the jail
wont about its work quietly, and few
persons knew of the triple lynching
until the bodies were found several
Few of the mob were masked. The
jail lock was smashed with a sledg ?
hammer, and there was little diffi
culty in.getting to the prisoners.
Hid .lull Keys.
According to the deputy jailor,
Bdwnid Thompson, the jailer, hid the
jail keys when tl\e mob approached
and later when the mob became more
insistent Hornback let the men into
Hie jail olllee.
"They said there were three ne
groes here they were going to get or
else blow up the jail." said Ilornback.
They kepi yelling for the dynamite
while some of the mob started to
boat tm the cell locks with a sledge
hammer. About 12 men had their
guns pointed at me demanding the
keys, but 1 insisted I did not know
where they were. Finally at '?'>".
they broke open the cell do? r and
look out West. Marshal land Patter
Miss I. a lira Mae Mnrff.
The Christmas season was sadd sued
by the death of .Miss l.aura Mac Murfl
which occurred on the evening of
December 27, at the homo of her fa
ther. Mr. Green It. Murff, after an ill
ness of two weeks. The passing of
this young girl east a shadow of gloom
over the entire community She was
in her eighteenth year, and was a de
voted daughter, loving friend, studious
pupil and consecrated Christian Hav
ing been in school with her for the
past seven years I had learned to love
her dearly, and she was a favorite
with young and old
She leaves father and mother, two
sisters and two brothers who have the
sympathy of all the people of this
section in their great sorrow. On Sep
tember 10, 1910, she united with Pop
Jar Springs Baptist church, and on
the day following her departure she
was laid to rest in the cometery of
'his church, the funeral services be
ing Conducted by her pastor, the Hev*
II. Stone, with a largo concourse of
sorrowing friends ami relatives in
"A precious one from Uo is gone,
A voice we loved Is stilled.
A plnco Is vacant in our school
Which can never he tilled."
A School Male, i
Broworton, s. v., Jan. 12, 1911.
TDK CHAMPION CORN GROWERS*
There Were 7.*? B0J>8 In South Carolina
to Produce More Than too Bushels
on One Acre of Land.
"There were T."> boys in South Caro
lina to produce more than 100 bush
els of corn on one acre." This state
j ment is made In the annual report of :
Ira W. Williams. State agent of the
I United states farm demonstration
i work, which will be sent to the gen
| eral assembly through the State de
j parttnent of agriculture.
Referring to the boys' corn clubs
Mr. Williams says: "This boys' corn
club has probably been more success
' fnl In the State .according to reports.
, than elsewhere and tin- record break
ers of the large number of boys who
i produced over loo bushels are Jerry
; Moore, Who produced 228 bushels im<i
' :', peeks at a cost of 43 cents per
bushel; and Archie O.aun. who pro
duced 177 bushels and :'. pecks at a
cost of -?'> cents per bushel. These
records have been invaluable to the
(State and have advertised the fertility
of our soils as probably nothing else
First Division I'nlon, Meeting.
The Union Meeting of the Pirsl l>i
vlslon of the I.aureus Association will
be held on January 2Sth and 20th with
the Watts Mill Baptist Church. The
following will be the program:
Saturday. Jauuur) 28.
2.30 P. M. Devotional Exercises,
W. H. Drummond, Lanford Station.
3.00 P. M.?The Orphanage Work.
O. L. Lanford, Lanford Station. L. B.
Riddle, Cray Court.
7.:',0 I?. M.?Sermon. W. P. Smith.
Sunday, January '20.
IJ.00 a. M.?Devotional Exercises,
S. M. Collier.
0.30 A. M.?Do we devote our time
to the training of our children as
we should, T. .1. Hughs. Fountain Inn.
J. J. Riddle. Owings Station.
10.00 A. M. -Sunday School Mass.
meeting. Opened by S. K. Brantlett,
11.00 A. M.- Missionary Sermon, .1.
T. Taylor, Lanford station.
1J.0C M -Adjournment.
The second and third sections of
the Laurens Association will hold
? their union meeting with the Second
Baptist church of Laurens on Satur
day and Sunday, January 28th an;'.
t 7-7.".o- Devotional exercises, led by
B. P. Mitchell.
Query No. I - My personal obllga
' tlon as a soul winner i i) W hy should
j I be a soul winner? lb) How should
I do ii? T. It. Drown, 11. L Dnggott,
F. L. Dramlott.
Query Mo. 2. The Importance of
proper reading. As Baptists, what
should we read, and why II, II. Ma
hon, w. 10. Thnyor.
lu Regular Sunday School exer
II -Address by C. II. Roper, sub
ject. Hhe Responsibility of the Teach
er for the Success of the School.
11.30?Missionary sermon by II. L.
Query No. -t. Missions, (ho busi
ness of the church, it. P. Mitchell,
c. it. Bono.
Myrtle ( amp No. (I, \\ 0. W.
Myrtle Cnmp No. (1, W. o \v at Its
recent meeting elected (ho following
\V. M Madden. PnSl V. C.
L, I). Elledgo, c. c.
i .1. \V. Kellett, Advisory Lieutenant.
? C. C. Cnldwell, Banker.
R. m. Wnsson, Clerk.
.1. A. Coats. Escort.
.1. I*. Madden. Watchman
C. C. Madden. Sentry.
Dr. I. L. Dannau, Camp Physician.
W. A. Traynhnm, W. M. Caldwell,
j T. T. Wood, Managers.
These officers will be installed on
j the 20th of January.
R. M. Wnsson,
Death in Roaring Fire.
may pot result from the work of tire
bugs but often severe burns are caused
that make a quick need for Mucklen's
Arnica Salve, the quickest, surest cijre
for burns, wounds, bruises, bolls, sores
it subdues Inflammation, it kills pain
It soothes and heals. Drives off skin
eruptions, ulcers or piles. Only 2f>C at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
See our ten cent counter for bit; vnl
ucs In crockery, glass, tin ware, agate
ware and fancy' china.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
BAPTISTS HOLD MEETING.
Twenty-Six of Thirty Churches of
County Represented ut Conference.
In response to the invitation of the
executive board of the Laurens Bap
tist association, about forty laymen
and ministers, representing twenty-six
of the thirty churches embraced in
this association, met Friday at the
j First Bapth't church for the purpose
I ol holding an assnciationai conference
as was indicated in the notices sent
out to all the churches of the county
by the executive committee of which
Mr. C. B. Bobo is chairman.
The conference opened at 10:30 with
devotional exercises conducted by the
Rev. II. L. Baggott. Following these
exercises stirring addresses, relating
to the work, scope and opportunity
of the Laurens Baptist asoelation,
were delivered l>y Dev. J. A. Martin of
Cross Hill. Itev. C. Lewis Fowler of
Clinton, ami the Itev. \V. E. Thnyer of
Laurens. At l o'clock adjournment
: was taken for dinner which was serv -
ed by a committee of ladies.
Im the afternoon, with f'hrirmnn
Bobo presiding, a business session
: was held. Mi. Hobo and others address
; lug the conference upon vital sub
1 jects that affect the different depart
( ments of church worn its fostered by
[the association. Tin? several objects
missions, education, orphanage and
other causes to which yearly contri
I tuitions are made by the churches com
I posing this association, were especial.
; ly emphasized as a great factor in
: the work of the Baptists as a denom
ination. The apportionments for the
; current year were carefully consid
ered and each church is pledged to
come up with a clean balance sheet
next fall at the annual meeting of the
The meeting Friday was most har
, monious and the deb-gates, many of
them, expressed hearty approval of
^ the committee's idea In bringing the
I church representatives together at
j this time for the consideration of the
i subjec ts in which all the churches
are interested. The executive board
j feels that the conference will be pro
ductive of great good und that a nw
impetus has been given church nettvl
ty in the l^aurens Baptist association
Torrens Law in New York Slate.
(From the New York Evening Post.?
It is now a matter of common
knowledge thai what is popularly
known as tin- "Torrens system of
land title registration" takes its name
from Sir Itobert Richard Torrens,
who Invented or devised ibis system
in iS'iS. when he was collector of
customs in Australia. Ii was Ural
appli-d to crown lands and then to
prlvte properties. So successful was
i it in operation^ that the system vvna
adopted in many European countries,
in Canada, and in several of our own
states, including Massachusetts. Illi
nois, Minncsota.vCalifornln and Col
In New York state the agitation for
' this great reform in the method ol
land transfers was instituted some 10
years ago. soon after its adoption in
Massachusetts. The opositiou of the
old title Insurance companies, how
ever, was sufficiently strong to pre
vent any action by the legislature un
til the advent of flo.v. Hughes ami. al
bis suggestion, decommission ol ex
perts was appointed to thoroughly
examine (lie system and report to the
?legislature. After months of careful
Investigation, this commission report
led the system employed by tin- old in.
stimm ? companies as "antiquated,
I cumbersome and expensive," and reo
ommeuded the Torrens system as sin;
pie. comprehensive and practical, and
the only satisfactory solution of Mi
Thereupon, the legislature, in 1008,
enacted tie- Torrens "Land title regis
tration law" which, however, con
tained several features which were
found to be impractical in operation,
so that it was necessary to appeal
again to the legislature, and an amend
atory act (chapter 627, laws of 1010)
was passed, an dsigncd by Gov,
Hughes just before bis resignation
to accept a position on the bench of
the United states supreme court. By
its terms it did not go into effect un
til the fust day of September las;;
so that the amended Torre.is law ban
been in actual Operation less than four
months. During that time a number
of titles have been registered in lie ;
counties of .New York. Kings. Queens,
Nassau, Suffolk, Richmond and West
ehester, and more are coming in ev
EGYPTIAN COTTON I
Government Taking Steps
to Increase Production.
IN ITS CULTURE
A Department oi' Agriculture lias boon
Created whoso Principal Duties is
thought will be the Sttitlj <>i' (lie
Cotton Plant und (o Secure Hotter
Methods of Production.
Washington, Jan, 15.?Experiments
In cotton culture me being made by
the Rgyptian government with a view
to Increasing the production of thai
country, according to i> It, Birch,
United States consul at Alexandria,
Rgypt. The government is conduct
ing these experiments on its Korashleh
estates with a new cotton seed, styled
"Assill," which has produced approx
imately S00 pounds per acre,
(?odd Qua lily.
Ii is like A fill in color, but hotter
i in quality and is expected to fetch
$2 more per hundredweight than any
other variety cultivated in Egypt,
A reconl khedlcal decree has au
thorized the creation of a department
of agriculture and the appointment
of a director general of that olllce.
Although no definite plans have yet
been formed as to the work of ihn i?d
ministration, it is believed that it will
have to do principally with the con
trol of cotton culture, and by sys
tematic surveillance to prevent over
Irrigation of the cotton Heids by na
tive growers, who in the past have re
! tnrded the maturity of the plai ts b>
Hooding the fields too frequently.
The II iah Record.
The record for the arrival of raw
cotton at the Alexandria market from
the growing districts was made on
November - last, when II. 0H8 bales,
the largest number rvcr received in
a single day, wore unloaded.
The ministry ol agriculture at Con
stantinoplc has asked the Ottoman
! high commissioner at Cairo to semi a
quantity ol Egyptian cotton seed of
the best vnilotics with a view to bo
| iim tried in Turkey.
Prosecuting Attorney?You are
willing to '?wear that it was tlx- pris
oner at the bar who lircd the fatal
; shot ?
Witness-?Yes, your honor, ! could
1 not be mistaken! There was only six
teen fellers shooting at the time, so
I could ea-y keep track of them.
BILLBOARDS TO TEACH
20,ooo Colored Posters to be Dis
played in Next Three Months
- Value, $100,000.
During the next three months, the
billboards of the United States will
j display 20,000 educational posters on
tuberculosis, according to an an
nouncement made today by the Na
tional Association for the Study and
This will conclude tin- campaign
begun a year ago, when the National
Billposters Association donated free
space t-> the 'tubcreulo.ssi cause, the
Poster I'rintcrs Association offered
free printing and nine paper manu
facturer.; gave die paper for the pos
ter-, 'flic combined value of these
several donations :' ?r this three
I month campaign i- nearly $100.000.
The poster are in six different de
signs and ate 1 printed in three col
ors. They arc 7 feet wide and o feet
high, Already nearly .',500 of these
posters have been hung on the bill
boards of 40 differc.n'c cities, ami it
Iis planned t*. distribute 20,000 more
'before April 1 -t in over too towns
and cities. Vny anti-tuberculosis so
ciety in the United State- may receive
free of charge, except for transpor
atioh, as many of ihc<e posters as
? an lie hung ???! th-' boards in its ter
j ritory. The National Association
With the Tuberculosis Committee of
the National llillpostcrs ami Di^trili
utors are Conducting the campaign,
The posters show in graphic form
how fresh a|r. >?! food, and rcsl
cute tuberculosis: how had air. over
work, and do <??! windows lead to
consumption; and how the careless
consumptive menaces the health of
his family by ipitling (in the door.
?J. .J. .J- ?J. .J. ??. .J* .J. ?J? ??? .J. .J? .J.
4? A DKTRONED KING. *
?1? Savoyard, in Houston Post. ?I*
?}??!? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?1??!??j? ?j? ?j??!??j? ?j?
The "Reckoning Day" comes for
all of us. Those who live and act
strenuously as has the late Mr. Ross
CVCit, have many things to answer
for in that day. This seems to he
the "Reckoning Day" for the strenu
"Sayvoyard." one of fthc oldest
and ablest correspondents from
Washington City, thinks it is, and.
prpocccds to even up <>hl score's in
in-the following vigorous fashion:
How the mighty has Inllcnl Alex
ander had a had shoulder. Hanni
bal was one eyed. Ceasar had fir
and Kapolcan Bonaparte eczema.
Charles the Bold died in a petty
quarrel with the despised Swiss;
Charles XII died playing the part of
a rude gunner. Charles V saw fail
ure before him, abdicated, retired to
1 the most delightful valley that even
Spain could furnish, and there went
inPi seclusion. The ridge roared by
I a mole caused the death <d William
of Orange, and thus I may qtlOlC
that delightful and delicious pool of
Wake county, North Carolina, even
j Toni I 'ence:
I )<? bigger dal you sec the smoke,
I )e le-- dc lire will be:
An' de leastcs' Kind 'o possum
Climbs de biggest kind o' tree.
The big (lungs can be grappled
I with by your great character?it is
the little things thai uptrip him. And
by this time Mr. Roosevelt under
stands that he was not only reduced
speechless by a State election, but
that in a political way he is undone.
Let not Caesar's servile minions
Mock the lion thus laid low;
'Twas no foeman's hand that slew
Twas his own that dealt the blow.
The cobmel opened the campaign
in IQJO tor a third term in 1012 and
he was disastrously beaten
His defeat was dm- to his own van
ity, his own egotism. In Xcw York
he was with Root, the trust builder:
in Kansas he was with Brostow, the
trust buster. In Massachusetts he
supported l odge, the high priest of
tariff monopoly, and in Indiana lie
was shoulder to shoulder with Bcvcr
idgc, a new convert to the doctrine
1 of honest taxation F.verywhere he
? was all things to all men. For a sin
so venal that a frank man can not
discover i*. Roosevelt held P?cii Till
mail hi- enemy, up to scorn, and for
I viilation ?,f law sclf-sicknowlodjjcd
and "hat all men can read, Mr. Rpos
eveb held Paul Morton hi- friend,
lioasting his Southern blood, this
hroggart, as president the United
: State- i"oi<cd on Charleston, S C, a
negro collector <>f customs, ami soon
: or than have done such viol, nee to
the public sentiment of Rochester,
X. Y., he would have pone abjectly
to l.i- knee- In defiance of and in
; contempt of law Roosevelt abolished
a postoffie.o in Mississippi because it
Was Mississippi, and nine of t. n of
the patrons of the office preferred a
vyhte postnui.stcr to a Ida !. Would
be j ,i\ r done that if '/u\w. \ illc. <)..
Or Xattoon. 111., or Coda 1 R sip id s;
Iowa, had be, 11 involved You know
for him. S'ou know that i 1 ? \\H,< not
the pr. -id. .il of the South.
1 Here i< .-i proclamation of this
lioasting, who felt that h, was al
1 ready a- good as elected in 1912.
"I will make the corporations come
to time, and I will make the mob
come to time, I shall insist upon
honesty if it breaks up the liest bus
im s in tiie land, and shall insist up
on order under all circumstance*.
"WhcrcVCI I have the power, f will
keep ord.r on the one band, and I
will in-isf upon justice from the rich
man and from the corporation' on
Then why didn't he do that when he
was in power? Wasn't he a- mute
:i- a fish "U the question <>: the tar
iff aii thr.se ninety month-'' 1 >i<I he
not !(t from the "interest-" the big
-t boodle fund of our history, nnd
at which Ifana himself would have
stood aghast? Did not life insur
ance companies pay to Mr. Cortclyou
tens of thousand* of dollar-, much
of it trttslfunds belonging to the
widow; ami orphans ol tlcmocrats?
Did he not beseech llarriman to
rai-e $i6o.ooo with which to cofrupl
the electorate in !QO<| in Iiis inter
est and did n ->t I larriman say tha t he
raised the hoodie and that it bought
50,000 votes? The beef trust, the pa
per trust, the oil trust, the coal trust,
the steel trust, and many other "in
terests" contributed t>> the siush
fund that bought the presidency for
Theodore Roosevelt in ino.j. And
I'll tell you. In \<)oy came the
Roosevelt panic, that Roosevelt met
like a pigmy though he had the ex
ample of Grovcr Cleveland, who had
met as severe a panic under infinitely
more adverse circumstances like a
giant. Monopoly came down to t'iis
town at the hour of midnight and
got an interview with Roosevelt at
the White House and rcprpesontcd
to him that unless he would suspend
the law and grant indulgence to the
steel trust to absorb the Tennessee
Coal and Inm company the panic
would not he checked hut would run
riot. What did he dot II? tore the
law into shreds and scattered it !?>
the wind-. And tin- 1-. the man who
-ay- he is going lo play hell with the
"interests!" Of course he will, as he
di<l. but he won'i have a chance.
\11 our statesmen combined have
not put so many nun it* the pillory
of mendacity as Roosevelt. He has
thrown the lie in the t<<th of nearly
every man who refused to, kiss his
ioe. and ibis is the immaculate son
of thunder who wrote the letter to
Mrs, Storcr, a noblc.a v.. man a- ever
trod American soil.
We all know that Teddy is the dis
coverer of original sin and that he i
the inventor of original virtue with
which to exercise it; but he is not
the discoverer of "new nationalism."
j They bad that in Rome twenty centu
ries ago, and it was invent<d by a
man named Julius Caesar. His
j preachment was that the bucolic
j commonwealth of Cincinnatus ami
('ainillh.H was out ol date and !a only
for the Rome preserved to us by I.ivy
ami Sallu -t.
Rome had done splendidly uildcP
the old nationalism?they called it
commonwealth. It had waged three
triumphant wars against CarthagCi
which it ultimately lestroyed. Regu
lins was a noble Roman, victorious)
( and finally Unfortunate, Marcellus
Was splendid and Paulus F.minilliu
'was grand. Pabius Maximus pre
served hi- country front cluthccs of
' Hannibal ami tint' (hanget] the civiJi
nation of the world And Scipio Af
I ricinus, the greatest < :' the virtuous
Romans, overthrew Hannibal himself
It i- true that Mariu came along
ami --vi n?>t only a third term, but a
seventh term, ami then that '.'teat
scoundrel Scylla appeared and made
1 the word- Rome and turbulence sy
nonymous, hut t!i< ? n.' :/< <! the
commonwealth. I lie ?? : ..t< y< 1 ex
isted ami < "ato w a - ' t ill . ?
Hut lu re came Saewir, tin ereafc<,C
n an of profane history, greater than
Mexatiiler, or Hannibal, or Napoleon
even, when we look ;.' material
achievement, the fruit ol victorious
arm- and the harvest of onsummato
t'ac-ar brought it nev : tionat~
, ism." It was grand, it v ? 1plendid;
it was magnificent: but it v.a the
Tii'Min < ? 1 lio'nii'r "it ion ? 0
cur that was Rome, 11,> ic??lly wi
will not bo en-laved, m rally shal
reu...in free; but ecoia mi ,.K> we ai<
and :'..rty year- have been, slave*
When coti^re-- Icgishdi that Olli
intere.-t shall have ,1 :<.. on.'ibh pro
lit, another, and an unprot? fed in
terest, must be taxed t" supply ilia"
profit. That is <';.( -.arii 1 and if w<
are to take cxainplpc from the ninet'
months of Roosevelt m ih? Whii,