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?. WASH HUNTER
HAS BEEN PARDONED
dov. Hleasc Granted Freedom on the
Day Before He wun to Go to the
On the eve of the expiration of G.
"Wash Hunter's parole, which was to
expire July 1st, (lov. Blease Friday
Hunter, who is generally known as
"Wash" Munter, was convicted of the
killing of Ulbert Copeland. at Clinton,
and sentenced to eight years In the
State penitentiary. The case went to
the supremo court of the United
Stntes, having gone through the
courts of this State. Munter lost his
appeal to the United States court last
fall and shortly after Governor Blease
came into office he was paroled until
Hunter was tried at the February
term of court, 1006, and being con
victed of manslaughter was sentenced
to eight, years' Imprisonment. There
was a change; of venue in this case
from Laurens county to Greenwood.
Four times Hunter was tried In
Laurons county, there being one con
viction, the verdict of the jury being
set aside. Then there was a change
of venue granted. This came up to
the supreme court and the circuit
judge was sustained. Then the trial
c'ame at. Greenwood with the result
that the conviction and sentence was
secured. Then up through the State
supremo court and the United States
supreme court the case went. The
Hunter trial was one of the most
noted in tlie history of criminal trials
in South Carolina.
Them were over 700 names signed
on.the petitions for pardon.
Among the signatures were several
of the jurors, who served when the
case was tried in Laurens.
Tiie postmaster at Clinton signed:
among oilier signatures were Bome
from Abbeville county. Senator .1. II.
WhartOtl of Laurens signed the peti
tion; Col. ThOB. B. Crews, (late); Rep
roscntatlve David II. Magill of Green
wood and a large number of others.
Governor Blease stated Friday that
he wns moved in this case by the su
preme court's reversal in the Lazarus
i.iji. Thai if the Hunter case had bad
the advantage of a previous decision
In the Lav. >rus case it would have been
decided differently. Governor Blease
indicated that he would, later, at the
proper time, amplify his statement in
the Munter Case, as to the reasons for
Mountvflle, July '.\.?The members of
the Methodist church here will glv-j
a barbecue tomorrow in aid of the
?huroh building fund. Judge Ernes!
Gary and others a-e expected to speak.
Two games of ball are arranged for
th< afternoon. A good crowd and a
pleasant occasion Is anticipated.
Miss Lizzie May Holland of Monte
cello, Ga., and Miss Eugenia Culbert
ron of Thompson, Ga., are visiting Miss
Ltllie Culbcrtson. A number >i en
tertainments and social parties arc
given for ilie enjoyment of those ac
complish d young ladi -.^
Mr. Paul Fellers of Columbia is
Spending a week's vacation here with
Miss Lila Compton of Corouaca is
teaching a music class her?, this sum
mer. Sli.' has a good cla.^.s and Is giv
ing both vocal and instrumental los
sons. Miss Compton has devoted much
pains and time to the study of her pro
fession and her ?las shore are fortu
nate in having I In- boiicfil of her ex
The trial .justice court ic frequently
? ngngi d in settling small offenses, such
as violation of labor contracts, disputes
about land boundaries, etc. Often the
time and service of jurors an de
manded to settle these petty offenses
which should be adjusted by the par
ties themselves, We are told, loo,
thai in certain causes jurors must
Serve without compensation. A much
wiser, better, and Cheaper method
would bo to settb; all such minor trou
ghs by arbitration. If they cannot be
satisfactorily arranged by the Indi
viduals. Our observation Is that the
more convenient, the resort to legal
process Is made, the mort frequent Is
the occurrence of little troubles.
There are two opinions here In re
garfd to the existence of a law pro
hibiting seining In our streams. Some
one Informed on tho subject would be-'
etow a favor on a large number of
people by giving the deaired informa
tion. There is great temptation to go
seining now while tho Streams are low
and work scarce.
His many friends were glad to see
Mr. Walter Nelson of Dillon on our
streets a few days ago. He is visit
ing his parents.
Never leave home on a Journey with
out a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It
Is almost certain to be needed and
cannot be obtained when on board the
cars or steamships. For sale by all
WHEAT AND CORN
By W. D. S.
I am glad to Reo the great improve
ment in our grain crops. Last year
was the first in many years we had
homo ground flour all the year. Be
fore this time we had to close up our
flour mill for the want of wheat to
grind, and purchase Western flour for
family use. And often In the summer
months the miller would not get a sin
gle turn to grind all day, which forc
ed him to put in a crop to help sup
port his family.
The corn clubs have done wonderful
things for South Carolina. What a
change in the customs of our people.
Our old-time customers came to mill
mi horse back with a clean cotton
hag filled with grain thrown across
the horse's hack and the rider sitting
on top of the sack. Now you rarely
see a man coming to mill horse-back.
You will And them In a top buggy with
a flour barrel in the buggy body, or
'< a guano or corn sack filled with
main?and the sack still perfumed
with guano odor. You cannot find
many decent mill hags in Laurens
County. "Cleanliness is next to Godli
ness." Holl out your guano sacks so
the miller will not have to turn his
head aside when he shovels the meal
into the bags.
? Jones News. ?
Jones, July ?\Ye extend congratu
lations to Mr. Newton Rogers and Miss
Viola Hoggs who were recently mar
Messrs Rarksdale. Miller and Mc
Gee of Greenwood were here last week.
Miss Ruth He well of Atlanta is visit
ing her uncle. Mr. 11. W. Crow.
On our rounsd last week we visited
Mt. Qallaghar, Owingsville, Ekora,
Boyds Mill and Hrewerton and in spite
of thi> sever ) drought some flelds of
cotton looked very well, bul the corn
is almost a total failure.
Mr. S. E. Williams has greatly im
proved his nice farm.
Rev. .1. M. Dallas and Rev. K. L.
Kugkley Of Ware Shoals arc very
thoughtful and kind in looking after
the welfare of the sick.
Mr. G. H. Rlley is having our roads
put in good condition.
Mr. Norwood Cram. Master Richard
and Miss Sara May of Stony Holnt vis
ited relatives here a few dnys ago.
We were very sorry to hear of the
death of Mr. M. A. Cason of Atlanta.
Mr. Cason was for many years a suc
cessful merchant at Hodges and was
highly esteemed by all of his acquaint
ances. He was our warm friend and
we tenderly sympathize with his be
Messrs Wharton and Pearce of Wa
terloo were in our midst recently.
Walter Anderson, a colored tenant
of Mr. T. .1. Beacham. rcntly lost his
barn. mule, wagon, guano and rough
ness by fire. The file was believed to
he the work of an Incendiary.
Mr. Pet Moore visited Laurens last
Mr. C. I.. Smith of Abbeville was
here recently doing Insurance work
Messrs. .1. A. and W. II. Hill have a
nie ? stock farm.
Messrs Berley Hill. Thos. Jones.
Walter Manley. Martin Bros, have nice
crops of cotton.
Mr. Walter Jones has a promising
piece of young corn.
Miss Sue Slinms of Waterloo is visit
ing her sister. Mrs. W. 'I'. Jones.
Mr. Dave Dallontlno wont to Au
gusta recently to purchase lumber for
Master Frank Jones has recovered
from his burn and is vigorously push
ing his farm work,
Miss Olivia Jones Is visiting friends
Messrs Sallorfleld anil Walker have
op'-ned a meat market.
Misses Lillian and Lai I a Jones are
visiting relatives and friends In Falr
lleld and Florence.
A party of young people from Wa
terloo, chaperoned by Mrs. Jos. Smith
spent last Friday at Ware Shoals.
Mr. Carl Austin and children, are
visiting relatives in Anderson.
Mr Attaway caught a 24 lb. turtle
$100 in:ward, $ioo.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is the only positive cure now known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be
ing a constitutional disease, requires
a constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure Is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease,
and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and as
sisting nature In doing Its work. The
proprietors have no much faith In its
curattvo powers that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that It
faila to cure. 8end for list of testi
Address F. J. Cheney ft Co., Toledo,
8old by all druggists. 76c.
Take Hall's Fatt.ity Pills for consti
Ball's Sure Seal Jars. Fin
est Jars made. Quarts, 80
cents dozen. One-half gal
Ion, $1.10 dozen.
Ball's Masons Jars, the old
reliable. Pints 60 cents per
dozen; quarts, 70 cents per
dozen; one-half gallon, 90
EITHER WHOLESALE OR RETAIL
Extra Jar Tops only
25 cts per dozen.
Extra Rubbers 5 and
10 cents per doz.
Complete line of Refrigera
tors and Ice Boxes, all
first-class goods and
repsonable in price.
Porch and Lawn Swings
Prices from $2.90 up
Vudor Porch Shades
6 feet only - - $3.25
8 feet only - - $4.25
10 44 only - - $5.50
The Best Shades Made
Best quality Jelly
Molds only 25c
Old Hickory Porch
We are showing full line
at Money-saving Prices.
Call and look through our stock. We are sure to have what you want and you
will always find our prices right
Do not trust the fitting of
those glasses to the ordinary
optician - a SLIGHT ER
ROR will often develop the
defect in your vision to a
more serious condition.
Correct fitting of glasses
requires THOROUGH EX
PERIENCE), / EXPERT
CARE and/THE BEST
The continual growth of
our patronage and the pleas
ed recommendations of our
patrons attest to OUR satis
factory optical work.
Laurens, South Carolina
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
gives instant relief and an absolute cure
id all cases of Asthma. Bronchitis, sod
Hay Fever. Sold by druggists; mail on
receipt of price fi.oo.
Trial Package by mall 10 cents.
WILLIAMS MFC. CO.. FW*. CW*?U?J, OUe
LAUREK8 DBUO CO.
Lanrens. 8. C
CLEMSON EXTENSION WORK t
To produce milk at low cost pas- |
turage or its equivalent Is necessary.
To take the place of pasturage two
methods of getting green food can be
resorted to, The first being to grow
such crops as rye, wheat, oats, sor
ghum, and corn and cut these at the
proper time and feed to the cow;.. The
.second method is to put up green food
in such a manner that it will keep
green the entire year and be ready to
feed at anyseason, To keep green
food all the year it is necessary to
keep it air tight. The most convenient
form in which to do this Is by use of
the silo. The silo may bo made of
brick, concrete, or wood?-whenever Is
most convenient to the builder. How
to build and what to use will be ex
plained in detail if application is made
to the Dairy Division of Clcmson Col
lege. The requrements for any silo
being that when filled it will be air
tight and have great enough depth
so that the pressure of the silage will
drive out all the air. The material,
such as corn and sorghum of which
most of the silage is made, must he
put into the silo green. If at all dry.
water must be added, for unless it
stays damp n the silo it will spoil.
Two advantages of the silo is that
it gives a supply of green food the
entire year and enables tho farmer
to put up a large amount of food In
a very small space. The cost of the
silo will average about $1 to $2 per
ton capacity. The cost of putting the
corn or sorghum Into the silo, count
ing all dost of growing, will vary from
$2 to $4 per ton. No dairyman can
afford to be wthout a silo.
Prof. J. M. Burgess.
For summer diarrhoea in children
always give Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy and castor
oil, and a speedy cure Is certain. For
sale by all dealers.
0ONT DO THAT!
"Y?lf'll v/?nt it m.
The money many men "fool away" in one
year would start them on the road to true in
dependence. When one has once begun to
travel this road by banking his money he never
turns back. It's a comfortable feeling.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
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