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VERY QUIETLY SPENT
The City Took on a Sunday
AT WATTS MILL
Those That Celebrated at All Took It
Oat In Picnics or A Hemline the Har
becue and Hall (j?umes nt Watts Mill
Where Newberry and Watts Mill
The; Glorious Fourth was not as
glorious as it might have been in Lau
fens. It was more like a,glorious hot
-?Jbay with nothing much to do. Some
*ew, however, celebrated the day very
pleasantly by attending picnics, bar
becues and ball games. At Watts Mill
a big barbecue was held and two
games of base ball played, Watts Mill
and Newberry bucking up against
each other. In the morning Maine,
which was a very good exhibition,
Watts Mill defeated the Newberry boys
by a score of 4 to -. In the afternoon
game which was not so fast as tire
morning game, the Newberry boys
turned tables on the Watt*' Mill aggre
gation and put the rag all over them
to the tune of about 9 to i. The fea
ture of the; second game was the loss
of a diamond ring by the Newberry
A large number from the city at
tended a picnic at Yarborough Spring
while another large party attended a
picnic near the hospitable borne of Mr.
W. I). Byrd.
At Mountvillc a very enjoyable day
was spent by a large number of peo
ple from different sections of the coun
ty. Here they had a barbecue, for the
benefit of the new Methodist church,
and a base ball game.
A still larger number, however,
stayed at home and enjoyed a dt y ol
rest. The usual Sunday crowd decor
ated the seats and chairs on the west
i ide of the square and in front of the '
CAFAf I I V IS l VXI I).
The New 1.aureus County Hospital N
Full of Patients Several Opera
(Ions Performed and Patients Being
Conditions at the new Laurens
Co'unty Hospital are very encourag
ing, both in the matter of number of'
patients and the results b< Ing obtain- I
ed. Yesterday the building was just
about full and no more could be ao
commodated without some of the bed
rooms being given up. Misses Irby
and MasFarlane have their hands full !
and are Unding all that they can do to
attend to the patients,
Both Di\ Knowlton, of Columbia, and
Dr. Pryor, of Chester, performed oper
ations at the hospital last week and
their patients are out of danger and i
on the way to recovery. Both of these
surgeons were very much pleased with
th hospital, speaking ve ry highly of
the accommodations and advantages.
The operating table) so generously
donated by Dr. Knowlton, arrived Sat
urday and has been put. in place.
CHANGES IT POST OFFICE.
Proper Accommodations Being .Made
For the Postal Savings Bunk.
J2?f pen tors have been busy nl the
cWRofllce for several days making
charges in the arrangement of the in
terior of the building. The registry
window and the boxes that have here
toforo been on the right side have
beon taken over and put on the left
side of the building, making a long
lobby. At the end of this will be the
postal savings bank and registry win
dow. The small office which has been
built on the right hand side and at the
front will be occupied by Postmaster
This change of arrangement is not
i; ?onded by the government to take
the place of the new post ofllce build
ing which will bo built at some future
Although our firemen made better
runs than a number of other teams did
at Columbia, they did not succeed this
time in bringing back any of the priz
es.. In both the state and interstate
hose wagon contests, the Laurens boys
. arne nut fourth, which should be con
iJBcred as very good. Next year they
hrt.pe to do even better.
COL. J. H. TRAYNHAM
DIES IN HOSPITAL
Prominent Luureng Citizen and Ex
Confederate Soldier Passes?Inter
ment at the City Cemetery Snturday
Col. James H. Traynham died Thurs
day night last shortly nfter nine
o'clock ut a hospital In Atlanta. On
the preceding Monday, accompanied
by members of his family and a phy
sician, he went over to the Georgia
city thinking a change might be of
some possible benefit to him, for he
had been very unwell several days
and was as he believed growing stead
ily weaker He suffered from a com
plication of diseases and had not been
a well man in a long time.
Friday night the body was brought
to Laurens and at five o'clock Satur
day afternoon the funeral and burial
services were held at the city ceme
tery. The Traynham Guards, the local
militia company, named in honor of
Col. Traynham upon its organization
several years ago because of his great
interest in the company, attended the
funeral, commanded by ('apt. \V. R.
Richcy, Jr., and over his open grave
the regulation military salute was
bred by the command. The church
services were conducted by the Rev.
W. B. Thayer, and Rev. L. F. McGee.
The active pall bearers were: R. F.
nab)), W. c Irby, Jr., M. T.. Roper, J.
T. Crews. S. F. llabb, S. R. Todd, 10.
O. Anderson, \V. R. McCuen, William
Henderson. C. M. Hal b. Honoary: W.
A. Watts N. 15. Dial. F. P. McGowail,
W. G. Wilson. J. M. Phllpot, R. W.
Willis W. L. Cray, ) H. Sullivan. S.
D Childless, II, Terry, O. 0. Thomp
son. John M. lludgcns, M. V. Simpson,
lehn W. Ferguson, W. T. Crews, J.
D Waits. Dr. Clifton J?rn s. J. F. Tol
Messrs, w. I. Traynham and Theo
dore Traynham of Atlanta, relatives of
Hie deceased, accompanied the re
mains to Laurens and attended Hie
funeral exorcises. The body of Col.
Traynham was encased in a handsome
Confederate gray casket, ami as |(
was borne to its final resting place
a superb collection of beautiful irar
Innds ami wreathes of flowers necom
pni led it and wore later placed on the
:.? ?'? I v m ide mound,
.lames Hi mi'ton Traynham was horn
in Greenville County. Danklin Town
snip, nearly seventy-three years ago.
lb received a fair education and prior
to and following the close of the War
Between the States he taught school
in Laurens and Greenville counties.
At the beginning of the war he enlist
ed with a Greenville command, com
posed entirely of Greenville County
in? t; and as Company F, it was assign
ed to the Sixteenth South Carolina
Regimen! ?And in the stirring days,
months and years that followed Com
pany F was always-'Well to the front
with thf Sixteenth, and for daring
and galantry no man excelled young
Traynham. At the battle of Franklin,
in Tennessee, November 30. 380-1, ho
was severely wounded while leading
his company as captain of the com
mand and later tnk( n prisoner by tin
Federals who carried him to Fort Del
aware, where he remained until after
the surrender. The wound received
In this battle gave him much trouble
in after years. i
In lSi'.s he came to Laurens and af
ter clerking several years for differ
ent merchants lu formed a partnership
With the late Mr. Albert Dial and pur
chased fl drug business which he con
tinned for a number of years with
great KUCCOSS. Nearly twenly years
ago. however, he retired from the mer
cantile business and for the most part
devoted his lime to private business.
He married Miss Mary Drown of
Charlotte. Eleven years ago last
month she passed away. In ixsfi Mr.
Traynham was appointed by Qov. John
Peter Richardson as 'i member of his
staff. When a young man Col. Trayn
ham joined Columbia Baptist church,
near his old home in Greenville Coun
ty, and he maintained his membership
with this little church as long as he
lived. He was also a member of
Camp Garlington, United Confederate
Veterans, and always took an interest
In the meetings of the old soldiers.
He is survived by bis two sons, Ma
jor Ryland P. Traynham and Mr.
Thomas Qlbbon Traynham, both of
Baseball at Owings.
In a game of ball July 1. plaved at
Owing* station between Owings and
Fountain Inn junior club?, the latter
won by tho score of six to five. One
of the features was a beautiful double
to second by Fountain Inn center.
NEGRO FROM LAURENS
HAS BEEN PARDONED
Adum Shelton, Who Was Convicted
Along With MnVinnn Hunter for
House Rrenklug and Larceny Par
doned on reconimendution of SolL
Adam SheltOU, who was convicted
along with Wayman Aunter in the re
cent term of court here for House
Breaking and Larceny, has been par
doner by Gov. Blease. Shelton was
charged with entering a negro pool
room and stealing money and other
articles. In the trial, in which Sliel
ton had no counsel, Hunter implicat
ed him n the crme and both were con
vcted. As will be seen by the letter
below. Solicitor Cooper doubted his
guilt and when later Hunter admitted
that Shelton was innocent Mr. Cooper
wrote the letter below to Gov. Blease
asking for the pardon.
Following is the letter:
Hon. Cole L. Blease, Governor Colum
bia, S. C.
Sear Sir: At our recent term of the
court for this county which convened
on the 19th inst.. there was tried a
ease against Wayman Hunter and Ad
am Shelton botli colored, charged
wth housebreai.ing and larceny. They
were each convicted and sentenced to
12 months' imprisonment.
The only testimony against \dnin
Shelton was the statement of his co
defendant, Wayman Hunter. I was
not satisfied at the time of the guile
of Adam Sin lfm and determined then!
?o make some further investigation.
Hunter and Shelton were both de
livered to one of the foremen of lie
chaingang for 'he county on '''hursduy
2'Jd inst . at which time Hunter stated
to the foreman of the chaingang that i
lie alone was guilty and he had made
the statement With reference to Shel
ton in the hope that he only could he
benefited himself by it.
Our county supervisor heard all the
testimony in the case and while he
does not object to Jin Ving a large
chaingang force, he has stated to me
that he ilid not b< lieve Adam Shelton |
Wayman Hunter died on Saturday,
the L'lth inst . from the effects of co-!
cnino as stated by ihc attending physi
Being confident that the conviction
Of Adam Shelton is not supported by
the testimony, and especially In view '
of th<- ; !i.:<m> nt <?! his co-defendant,
I write to a;k that you grant a full
pardon to Adam Shelton.
Very truly yours.
Ft. A Cooper, Solicitor.
Louri ns. s. c. Juno 20, 1911,
Governor Blease wrote the solicitor
stating that the pardon Is granted as
soon as the papers can be made out
and commending the solicitor for h\<
DEATH OP M IL "HI l.l.l 1" RE ID.
Mount IMeasanl Citizen Succumbs Af?
Jer Long illness Burial .Mondai
Mr. William .1 Heid, a highly re
spected citizen of the Mount Pleasant
section of the county, died Sunday
nicht at his home, after an illness ol
several months. For a number of
years he had been in poor health, tho
spectre of disease eventually forcing
hllii to give up work and abide the la .
summon:; Ho was a good man an:
had many friends and acquaintances In
this city and throughout tho county.
He was a son of the late Mr. Warn i
Heid of tho county, and he is survived
by Bovcral brothers and sisters. II
married Mos Bettie Fowler, sister c.
Missis J.ihn W. ami William \V. Fow
lor of the Mount Pleasant community.
Together with several children she
Monday afternoon the funeral and
burial services of the deceased were
held at Mount Pleasant church.
The examination which was to he
held by Postmaster Hides today, the
fifth of July, has been put off until the
fifteenth in order that the applicants
for the position of city mail carriers
might be held at the same time. Those
who Intend taking these examinations
are requested to hear this in mind
First Marriage Lice use.
The first license issued In this coun
ty, under the law passed at the recent
session of the Legislature and which
went into effect Saturday, was issued
today, Wednesday, by Judge of Pro
bate Thompson. The contracting par
ties were from Clinton, Mr. Hugh
Murphy, age 19, and Miss Soph in QoL
den, age IT.
LIVE STOCK DAY
Friday July 21st will bo a Rig Day
and Many Prizes are Offered for
The people at Waterloo are making
preparations for a large crowd when
the Live Stock Association and the
Clemson-Wlnthrop train meets there
Friday the 21st. Mr. Carl Whnrton
has gotten up a large number of at
tractive prizes for the different dis
plays and in all probability a large
crowd and many splendid exhibits
will be there.
The following very attractive prizes
have been offered:
Planters Fertilizer and Phosphate
Company offers 3 sacks 8-3-3 guano
for the best brood mare and colt; 2
sacks S-."'.-:'. to the next best.
Davis Roper & Company offers a
$5.00 pair of Stetson shoes for the
best milk and butter cow of any breed
in Laurens County.
S. M. & IS. H. Wllkes & Co. will give
a $3.50 rocking chair for the best loaf
of bread and cake baked by a I.aureus
County woman, young or old.
Planters Fertilizer and Phosphate
Company, of Charleston, offers :; sacks
S-:*>-:! guano for tho best horse or mare
colt bred in Laurens County; 2 sacks
of S-.'l-o for the next best; also ;! sacks
of S-3-8 guano to the best mule colt
bred in Laurens County and 2 sacks
to the n (xi best.
.1. F Minier ? Uro. will give a pair
of $3.00 shoes to the young lady un
der 21 years of ag?- who makes the
W. Carl Whnnon offers one barrel
id' first patent Hour to the man who
has furnished the inos< children the
longest time during the past school
year to any .md all schools.
John \ Franks off u s a nice ?'..'.."><?
open buggy bridle to the host harness
horse ii I .nun ns county
I)rooks & Jones offers a pair of
Weiss shears for (he prettiest child;
under .'. years of ago
Planters Fertilizer and Phosphate')
Company offers :; sacks of s .;?:: guano'
to the best bull and 2 sacks to the
next beat of any brood in LaurensI
Anderson, Whnrton & Co., ol Water
loo, offers a $3.00 Jefferson bal to the
la -? pair of pigs under six months old '
i n ;iM.s im u \i pul t I-:311 v
Presentment of Ilm Orand Jiirj Con?
tains Congratulations for these
( mint) Proleelors,
At the leeellt si SHn'i ol li..- Court !
of Common Pleas, tin- following pre-:
scntmcnt was made by the Grand
To His Honor, Kniest Gary, Prcsld
The Grand Jurors lev leave to
make this their lina'. proscnimpiil for
this term of Court. \\'?? thank His
Honor, Kniest Gary Presiding Judge,
and other officers of tin- Court for
kindnesses and courtesies shown us
nt this term of court. We Imvo care
fully examined and passed on all hills
handed us by the Solicitor,
We congratulate the rural police
for their elllplent work throughout the
county, im- the good order being kept.
j. w. Doli Foroman,
i n Lay Corners lone.
Deputy Grand Warden IL A. Coopdr
will preside over the Mn - nie cere
i: oniOS Incident upon t! e laying of
the coi norstonc of <;;?? ehwpbd I los?
pltal building .Inly "<;h Other Inter
CStlng ceremonies will be held at the
Monsters ( niniiig Here.
The part} of Greenwood boosters,
who wll make a circuit of tho different
towns and cities in the vicinity will
visit Laurens Friday September sth,
where thev expect to got a few lines
as to how a city should look. The
party will spend the night here and
continue tilth journey m Greenwood
the next day.
Was Irrestcd Here
Will Workman. Colored, wanted in
Anderson County for shooting another
negro, was arrested sovornl days ago
by Rural Policeman Sullivan near the
city ai d looked in the LaureUS jail.
Saturday the deputy sheriff of Ander
son County came for hi man,
Hnskcll Martin, white was com
mitted to 'ail Friday charged with
destroying shad" trees at the Watts
Kuli? ii E? Copeland Succumbs Atter
an Illness of Several Mouths' Dura*
lion?Nutlve of Clinton, Burlcd Wltli
After a lingering illness of many
months and in spite of all that medi
cal attention and loving hands could
do for him. Mr. Kotiert E. Copoland, af
fectionately known as "nob" by hosts
of friends who knew him. breathed his
last at his: home here last Wednesday
afternoon art three o'clock. Mr. Cope
land had been In failing health for
many months, part of which time was
spent in a Columbia hospital which he
left when it was seen that nothing
could bo done for him there.
Mr. Copeland was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. J, C. Copeland, of Clinton and
was In the 34th year of his life. He
was a brother of Mrs. Jack Young, of
Clinton, and Messrs. 11. A. and .1. I'.
Copeland, Jr., of Columbia, His wife,
who was Mlns Mary How-en and who
he married in l!'<>7, survives him.
Mr Copeland moved to l.aurens
about < Ight years ago after having
been merchant of Clinton for a few
years. Ily his genial and gentleman
ly ways and by attention to business,
he had built up a very profitable trade
here, his friends being unnumbered
His death is quite a loss to the busi
ness interests of the city.
The funeral services were held at
the City Cemetery Thursday afternoon,
being attended by a large concourse of
people, many of his old friends and
relatives from Clinton being among
tin in. Ilev. Mr. McGeo and Uev. Mr.
Tliayer conducted religious services
ami the body was interred with ma
The following men acted as pall
bean rs: I?; W I?. Fi rguson, Dr. II.
Hughes, Dr. G. C. Albright, Messrs.
A. II. Sander.- . .1. L. Young, W. 10.
Clardy. William Copeland. A. W. Tea
gue, I".. I Wilson and C. W. Stone. i
MM. I) OK HS s( \ K< I .
the Summer Terms of C?ur( for (his
ihldlcllll IMslrlt'l lllMC all In en ( ill
(hi short forms ol eourl in tin- differ,
cut com ; i. s ol (his iudici.'i I disl rid
cerifed In Nowberry the summer
term of eourl only lasted 'wo days, i-i
<..->?.id one day, in I .a m ens I w o
day. rind in \bheville no court was
held :.i all. Of com SC ilii dies not
moan ih'ni ilu dock - ? cleared.!
but t'..' cases were disposed e| m
flp'il \ me. There an .-ii!l s e\ ?'. i pi h
er cases in ouch of the ? ooumic leu
the reco?'d of crime has been iiotlte
iibiy good, For !. ? Iii.; ihm in niapy
yi ai s : ho jni| dooi ; of (he I .an '< pi
county i.iil stood open last week to
any who w :iiit? d to R0 in oi out. It
ha:- now been nearly elghi inonilu
since a homicide has (ak< n place in '
this county The grand itiry took cog
nizance of this healthy state of af
fairs in Its last presentment by coin*
piemen: ing i hi ru rnl pol lei I t hol r.
work over tin county.
Col. I rttj iilitiitt's Will.
Th.C u ?l Of Iho late Co!. .Iaa.es 11
Traynlmni has \>'p.t u admitted to prp?
ballon in Ihe oflieo of (he Jtidri ? of pro
bate. Alter providing lor his on 1,1
?iirvivim sister, Mlsa Amnndn l'
Traynham to whom a comforlnbh uni
of money Is given and tip Traynham
home and farm in Greenville County
where - lie resides, is bequeathed dur
ing her lifo. To his elder son. Ily I a nd
1' Traynham. he wills hi ham'soinc
city home, and tho block of store
buildings <<n the south siib- of the
square are givt n to T. Gibbon Trayn
ham, the younger son. Tin- rci t ol
the estate, consisting of real and per
sonal property, is equally divided be
tween these two legatees who are
named in the will of their father as
Premium Committee Mel.
Messrs. W. I). Hyrd. .1. I) W. Watts
und C. A. Power, composing the pre
mium committee of the county fair,
held a meeting Saturday morning and
began the arrangement of the pro
mium list. Although they almost com
pleted it. other additions are yot to
be made. They would like for any
one wishing any special event placid
in (he list to notify one of thom and
if possible it will be done. A-. the
printing of the list will soon in- bo
gun, il is necessary that iheso Bllg
geutioiis be sent in ai one.-.
LETTERS COMING IN
ON ESSAY CONTEST
Do Not Delay but Write at
THE CONTEST LASTS
TEN MORE DAYS
Look in Last Week's Issue of Th?*
Advertiser und see the ItcqulroraenOi
to Get Into (he Content and Win
Prizes Aggregating Filtern Dollars
with Very Little Work Winched.
it looks as if the contest editor is.
going to he swamped with essays 01?
the cemetery for Which The Advert is
er has offered fifteen dollars in priz
es. One GBBay lias already been sub
mitted and a number Ol others huvo
made enquiries about conditions. It
is to he hoped that at hast twenty
live essays will he contributed foi if
will take this many to make the con
test really interesting
Remember that it doe* not cost dim
cent to enter and that you no not have
to he a subscriber to Tin Advorllsoi
All that you have to do i^ to write un
der the directions furnit-hed in last
week's paper. 11 > o.; I . V< not got
Ihcm, call at tbit ollh ? t.mi I hoy w ill
he supplied. The conti . open i?.
any member oi tin wblti city schools.
DEATH OF MKS. \\ ILLI \ M \\ II \ I.I \
A Woman of Mail) I Im Pralls l'nssed
\";iy Wednesda) Horning-,
in tin- death Wednesday morning
of Mrs. William Whuley Laurens lost
a line Christian chained i and a worn
an who in the eighty ^' years of her
lib' won and kepi (nun) friends, Dontli
was not entirely unexpected a:; Mrs.
Wlinloy on account ol l < i ; ; < has been
in feeble In al b Im um tiiiie>
"Ann! Kit." a i i . - lainilai |\
known over Laurem County was at
tli' time of her ill a' .? 'a lib hoi
nephew. Mr. \1 I OV. |l,l ii I hi
w idow of M ; Wi.'. hale) . w iio
died about I wen:.' . ? : : <? SSije?
making her lirm< i < ?? Lauren
mourn le i
Tin; rip no I
will lake i
She Will he
band in th<
(JEN. L\ VNS Id \ IL
Lllitllflll Soldier III I I iiL >Ii I ale \\ ill'
ami Prominent in SfhiU ( IVfI ami
IlllslllCSS Life nf (.? -
Atlanta. (... . .Lily : Alte Ung? i
lug at deutln dnoi i' ? ? ?. ... :. month
Cen. Clem, nt A. i. ; foi an i I
commander In 'lie' nl 1 ? I'uiied
(!oiifederate \ < !? ?. i ne ' hinne.
Itoud rractor Here.
Supervisoi I lumber! lias received
from the Victor Tractor Company a
large gusolino tractor to bo put to
use on the public roads and other
works of the county. The machinery
Is something like that of an automo
bile, the hood over tin- i i ciiu- being
about twice as long as that of any
machine in town. As the cranking
of such a big machine would seem a
very important item to the one who
would have to crank if. a search won
made for it but it could not lie found.
The tractor is a %ery interesting ma
chine to look at and will probably be
used (o good advantagi on the roads
of the county.
.Meeting at Lisbon.
Rev. Mr. Rauschenborg Will open
a protracted meeting at Lisbon ChulVIt
beginning the f.hur aj night boforo
the Fourth Sunday In Inly. Tho moot
ing will last for one w \1L The public
is invited to come and latfe (Mil'