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THE CITY COUNCIL
3 REFUSED PETITION
Gave Several Reasons For
Petition of the Freeholders of the City
Asltlug that an Election he Held to
Decide Whether Bonds for Railroad
Purposes shall he Issued was Turn
As much as to say (hat the free
holders.of the city do not know what
they want when they ask for an elec
tion to decide whether or not the city
shall issue $17,r>00 in bonds for the
purpose of purchasing stock in an in
terurban railroad, the City Council
Wednesday afternoon turned down the
petition of a majority of the freehold
ers asking that such an election be
ordered. The resolution to refuse the
request of the freeholders was intro
duced by Mr. F. P. McQowan. Messrs.
T. C. Switzer and J. C. Philpot voted
against it and Messrs P. P. McGowan,
N 13. Dial and J. Leo Langston voted in
favor of it. Mr. John B. Brooks was
not present and the mayor was not
required to vote as there was no tie.
It is understood that Dr. H. K. Alken
and Mr. W. L. Gray appeared before
the council to place the petition be
The act of the Legislature, under
which the freeholders petitioned the
City Council to order the election says
that upon the petition of the majority
of the freeholders the council shall be
empowered and directed to order the
election. It further prescribes that
the money derived from the bonds
shall be paid "in such installments as
will guarantee the certain completion
of such railroad, when the. entire fund
dhall have been paid over." In ad
dition the city hps the right to de
wand from the railroad, certificates
"it stock for the amount subscribed.
L The resolution of Mr. F. P. McGow
1 4, after making the usual introduc
i on explanatory of the petition, con
lues as follows:
"Whereas, the said City Council is
teslrous of and solicitous vfor the
? building and operation of an inter
ynrban railroad through the city of
Laurens for the accommodation of the
public, but as it does not appear that
any railroad corporation is desirous
of building such railroad in the near
future and that the line of the said
interurban railroad is not located so
as to run through the City of Laurens
and not from some point on the edge
of the corporate limits to some other
town or city: N
Wherefore, be it resolved, that fur
ther consideration of the said peti
tion be and the same is hereby post
Although the petition is only post
poned, the action resolves itself into
a dismissal of further consideration
Of the petition.
The action of the council in turning
down the petition of the freeholders
was severely criticized on every hand
by the people Of the city when \ho
decision was learned.
Robert Walker Returned.
After several days very pleasantly
spent in Columbia, where some have
??barged that he proved the jonah of
the Columbia ball team, Mr. Robert
Walker returned home early Satur
day morning. Walker, who is a
staunch supporter of tho "Comers"
went down Thursday expecting to soe
them trounce tho Albany bunch, but
Albany turned tho tables in tho first
two games so Walker returned home,
greatly disgusted with it all. How
ever, as soon ns he left the capital
city, his favorites began winning
again and the smile returned.
Invited to Anniversary*
Mr. J. T. A. Ballew is in receipt
of an Invitation, oxtended by Capt.
Dan Crimmins of New York, to at
tend the first nnlvcrsary celebration
of Mayor Gaynor's escape from as
?aslnallon in New York. The celo
hration will bo held In the Now York
Jity Hall tomorrow, August 9th. Mi
Sallow Is otto of a very few in C
, itate to receive Invitations aild^j
highly honored by It. He has u
however, that ho will be unable t*
tend and has sent his regrets t
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
TEACHERS IN SESSION
Waterloo Is Entertaining tlie Laurens
County Sunday School Contention.
Waterloo is again a center of ac
tivity this week. The Laurens Coun
ty Sunday School Convention delegate*
are marching on the town in full
force nnd by the time that all of them
get there it Is expected that the town
will be about "full." W. Carl Whar
ton is acting a:, master of ceremonies
and generalissimo. That in Itself Is
a guarantee that the Sunday School
delegates will be given proper atten
A number of prominent educators
from all over the state are expected
to attend and make addresses. Dr. J.
S. Moffatt. of Erskino College, made
an address yesterday morning and Dr.
Geo. B. Cromor last night. Dr. E. M.
Poteat will make an address this
morning at l o'clock. Thia afternoon
the meeting will adjourn.
Mr. W. Carl Wharton is president
of the Association and Mrs. R. E. Babb
is secretary. The delegates from Lau
rens to the Convention were Wisses
Julia Gllkerson nnd Willie May Child
ress and Mrs. R. E. Babb, from the
Methodist church, and Messrs. A. C.
Todd and Alec N. Bramlctt from the
SHERIFF'S OFFICERS BUSY.
Several Arrests of Minor Character
have been Made Within Past Few
Deputy Sheriff Reid wen up to
Greenville Sunday and returned with
J. R. Cunningham, white. Who Is
charged with breach of trust with
fraudulent intent, he having gotten
money from the Clinton Mills office
after some misrepresentations. The
sum of $22.00 is involved in this spe
cial case, but it is said that he has
made a regular practice getting mon
ey dishonestly. Ho has been lodged
In the county jail. He is a native^\
North Carolina and has no relative?
in this section at all. "
Richard Workman was cauglu Sat
urday night at Greenwood and brought
back to Laurens Sunday. Ho Is
chnrged with breach of contract.
Henry Young, colored, was arrest
ed on the streets here last Thursday
by Sheriff Owinga chnrged with
breach of labor contract. He had
left his employer, Mr. William Hunter,
several weeks before and was found
here by Mr. Hunter. He is now in
jail awaiting trial.
REAL ESTATE CHANGES.
Several Houses have Changed Hands
in Recent Few Weeks.
Mr. G. B. Bundrick has purchased,
through Bishop & Wolff, tho house of
Mr. W. A. Todd, on Caroline Street,
and will move into it sometime In Sep
tember. Mr. Todd will move up on
West Main street into the house now
occupied by Mr. Clark and known as
the Clark boarding house. Mr. and
.Mrs. Clark will move September 1st
to the Traynham house on West .Main
Mr. John C. Hcllams, of Gray
Court R. F. D. No. 1. has purchased
the livery stable of W. A. Parks on
Fleming street. The sab; was made
by Bishop & Wolff.
The Laurens Cotton Mills, follow
ing out the plans of the cottin man
ufacturers to curtail their product,
has shut down their plant for at least
a week. The orders to shut down wore
given Saturday afternoon.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Miss Fae Tucker of Woodruff and
Miss Eveline Austin spent last week
with Miss Grace Poole on R. F. D. No.
Miss Emmie Hicks of Greenvlllo Is
visiting Miss Nannie Bramleit.
Rev. and Mrs. "E. C. Watson nnd
i children havo gono to Harbeysvlllo to
bo at the bedside of Mrs. Watson's
mother, Mrs. Holcombe, who is very 111
Miss Estello Taylor of Princeton
was the guest for a few days last week
of Mrs. T. Lane Monroe.
Misses lmogn.no and Kathleen
Wllkes leave this week, fory Balti
more, where they will visit
grandmother and other relative?
a few weeks,
f Miss Kathleen Wllkes sue?
week at Orpy?~#ie, tho V
1 Mr4 urrl?.
COUNTY OFFICERS MOVING.
Clerk of Court Holt Is the First to
iimke u Movello goes to Enterprise
The old county court house is a
scene of hustle and bustle these days.
All of the officers are making prepar
ations to "shell out' to give place to
the contractors. Although all of the
officers have not as yet been assigned
to rooms by Supervisor Humbert,
Clerk of Court Bolt will be in the
rooms underneath the Enterprise Hank
building. He has already commenced
to get his books out.
Mr. Humbert is still on the trade
to place the other ofilces and It can
not be said yet where they will be
found. However, it is thought that
the trade will be made this morning
and then the officers will commence
to move out. The books are already
being packed up.
Large Fleet Sailed For Boyds Beach
Yesterday With Cilors Flying.
What will probably go down In the
history of the Laurens School district
as the most, up-to-the-minute camping
exphlition sailed from the port yes
terday, steerng, with full sails ahead,
for tho waters around Boyds Ueach.
The fleet, which drifted ashore about
seven bells yesterday afternoon, con
sisted of the following Ships of State:
Mrs. W. H. Anderson, Misses Lola
Anderson, Rosalie Franks, Nannie
Kate Hudgens, Aurella Lodge of Gaff
ney, Ethel Langston, Rucla Wolff, An
nie Gllkorson, Lola Fuller of Colum
bia, and the following schooners: R.
G. Franks, Clyde T. Franks, Clyde
Fowler, Gus Babb Ossie Anderson and
Creswell Fleming. The trip was made
in gasoline launches, steamers, brigs,
barks and every kind of sailing ves
sel mentioned in nautical dictionaries.
It is the Intention of the command
ing ofTcers to remain anchored for
abe1 Vne week. While ashore the
rJOt'iy^ \ *rews will be entertained in
^-ea' houses with electric lights and
waterworks, the latter being situate
In that parcel of the camping ground
known as the river. During their
nnchorage they extend a cordial In
vitation to all land-lubbers to visit
them providing, of course, that all
who accept this kind invitation bring
CALVIN HARPER HEAD.
A Highly Respected Colored Citizen
of 1,aiirens Passed Away Last Wed
Calvin, Harper, a negro highly re
spected by everyone for so many good
qualities, died at his home here last
Wednesday. For honesly, Integrity,
and loyalty to those whom he served
few of his race can claim a better rec
ord, and it goes almost without say
ing that these qualities have won for
him not only a high stand among his
people but among Die white people
that knew him. His rcoortl in the
War Between the States first showed
his loyalty to the whites and this
loyalty he li;:s shown many times since
In the perilous periods of the South
following the great struggle.
Before the war he was owned by
William Farley, member of a fine
Laurens family and with him as body
guard he entered tho war. remaining
faithful to tho south during tho four
years. Following the death of Wil
liam Farley at the battle of Brandy
Station, Calvin continued in the ser
vice as the body guard of Cnpt. Hugh
L. Farley and ('apt. It. P. Todd, under
whom he proved his bravery on many
fields of battle. Following the war
Calvin became a prosperous farmer
and during the stirring times of ",r,
he again showed his loyalty to the
During the last few years of his life
Cnl was in failing health and the white
people of Laurens, realizing his In
capacity to make a living and in rec
ognition of tho services that he had
rendered them, granted him a small
pension which was authorized by a
special act of tho legislature.
Off With The Hounds.
Messrs. John I). W. Watts. Dudley
Young and John Bolt left Monday for
the low?- part, of the state to join
"?? deer hunting. Mr.
i'ac1 of hounds
" ck after
M?ST HAVE RECEPTICLES.
PatruiiK Who Propose (o Get the Ben
efit of the Free Delivery Service
Must Provide Boxes.
Only throe more weeks now remain
before the free delivery system is to
be installed in Laurens. The first day
of September is the date set for the
Installation. Two carriers will be
put on at first. Although .when the
service was first awarded several
months ngo It was announced that
only one new carrier would be em
ployed, the other coming from some
other town, it has been announced that
this plan has been changed nnd two
new carriers will be put on here.
The government demands that prop
er recepticles be provided at all doors
for the proper reception of the mail.
Unless these recepticles are provided
j the mail will not b9 delivered. The
citizens should therefore provide
themselves with them at once.
Postmaster Hicks leaves tomorrow
for Glenn Springs where he will at
tend the South Carolina Postmasters
Convention. He will be gone several
i days. i
Other* Follow Suit!
Capt. Rob Hudgens has been spend
ing a little of his spare time working
the roads between the city and his
summer home a few miles out. Sup
ervisor Humbert went over the road
with his machines nnd Capt. Hudgens
took up the work where Mr. Humbert
left off and has put the finishing touch
es on. The road is now in fine condi
tion and would servo well as an ex
ample for other enterprising farmers
in the county.
THOSE COTTON' BOLLS.
Mr. J. F. Hicks Sends In the First Op
en Boll and (lets the Free Sub
When The Advertiser offered a year's
subscription to its paper last week
for the first full open boll of cotton,
It almost exposed its ignorance of
farming. Having just returned from
a. visit of a couple of weeks In Green
wood, where we had heard no reports
of open cotton bolls, wo felt safe
In making the offer thinking that it
would still be a couple of weeks be
fore an open boll would be found. We
did not take Into consideration how
ever, the usual advanced methods of
the Laurens county farmers.
All of the papers bad not been got
ten off the press Wednesday morning
when the first boll was brought in. It
had been picked by Mr. .1. F. Hicks,
8r. Mr. Hicks was especially proud of
the boll for the reason that he was
until within the past few years a res
ident of Tennessee and he considered
it quite a victory over the Laurens
fanners, who had been planting cot
ton all of their lives. Mr. Hicks gets
the free subscription. H. M. Cole, of
Cross Hill, and Elijah Grant, of Wa
terloo however sent in bolls that were
picked before Mr. Hicks'. Their were
picked on the 29th.
Others who sent in early bolls were
.1. O. Tongue. Waterloo: C. D. Nance,
Cross Hill, .1. W. Wells, Cray Court;
T. A. Nickels, Waterloo; W. II. Cooper.
Owings; S. .1. Taylor, Ora; Victor
' Woathers, I.aureus No. 2; and M. I,.
Nash, of Babbtown. Besides these sev
eral telephoned that they had found
i open bolls.
U "The Bloody Angle."
Mr. W. II. Plnson was in the city
Monday and had occasion to come to
The Advertiser office in order that he
might advise the old soldiers of Co.
C 11th S. C. Regiment that Col. .1. N
Brown of Anderson bad sent him a
letter saying that he would be unable
on account of sickness to attend the
reunion of the company. Mr. Plnson
had with him also an account written
by Col. Brown for the Keowee Cour
ier, of the fight at "The Moody Angle"
near Spottsylvanla Court House. Gen.
McGowan commanded one of the two
brigades of the Confederates in this
battle and Mr. Pinson's company took
part in it. It was one of the severest
fights of the war, being specially not
ed for tho fact that a largo oak tree
was entirely cut down by fire of the
guns. Over 7,500 federals lost their
lives or were wounded in this battl??>.
Co. F. Uti
bold its nnnl
19th of Angl
and to brim
A NEGRO KILLED
AT A BARBECUE
Flno Record of the Count)' for Storni?
cldcs Broken Saturday Night.
The excellent record of Laurents
county, no homicides having been com
mitted since Nobvember 28th, was
broken Saturday night by Andrew
Hubbard, colored, who shot and kill
ed Will Thomas. The shooting oc
curred at Soule's Chapel, near the
Newberry line, the negro dying in
Newberry County. Both negroes were
from Newberry county. The difficulty
occurred at a dance following a bar
becue near Vaughnville. The shoot
ing was done with a shot gun, follow
ing a dispute over which one of the ne
groes should dance the right wing.
Thomas started home. It Is said, when
Hubbard met him with the gun and
shot him In the face. Hubbard then
escaped and Thomas went to a nearby
house across the Newberry line where
If the negro is caught he will prob
ably be tried in this county, although
It would be lawful for hint to be tried
RICHARD CARROLL'S MEETING.
Interesting Meeting is Being Held by
the Negro Leader at Davis Spring.
Rev. Richard Carroll, the well
known negro evangelist and Indus
trial worker. Is holding a series of
meetings at Davis Springs, a mile and
a half east of Laurens. The attend
ance has already grown to large pro
portions, a number of white people
attending some of the meetings.
Richard Carroll has arranged for a
special day, which will he Friday the
10th. when several prominent white
people will make addresses. Col. J.
H. Whnrton, of Waterloo, and Mr. J.
D. W. Watts will speak. In addition
to these two Q. C. Williams, of Lau
rens and M. L. Williams, of Orange
burg, will speak. The subjects for
discussion will be "The Farm Labor
Problem," "The Advantages of the
Share-cropper," "The Retner," "The
Use of Fertilizer" and "The Care of
Richard Carroll and other promi
nent colored men will also speak.
Arrangements have been made for
a big farmer's barbecue, which is to
be held Thlursday, the 10th.
Rev. .1. D. Pitts in the City.
Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Pitts have been
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
C C. Featherstone for several days.
Sunday evening Mi. Pitts occupied
the pulpit of the Methodist church,
the house being filled to overflowing
witli friends from all the churches of
the City who had come to hear him
preach. He made an earnest plea for
a more fervid religion than tnfit which
the latter day Christians practice.
Mr. Pitts' sermon was given close at
tention by the huge audience.
Admitted to Probate.
The last will and testament of Col.
it. \. Cuningham, deceased, was Hied
in the office of tht Judge of Probate
Monday morning, lie left the hulk of
his properly. Including the historic
(drl homo at Rosomont, to his nephew,
Charles II. Banks, of Savannah. Oth
er minor bequests were made. \V. It.
Rlchey, Sr.. is named as one of the
I'nlncK* N'lilllhtr I'hmd.
Itural Policeman Columbus Owens
hushed a Covty <n" thirteen ?Map shoot
ers ami card players hear Mr. Will
Martin's place several nights ago. The
WholQ crew was captured asd car
ried before his honor Judfio Abercrom
bio, who touchtd eleven of them
up for $20 a head. This was quite
a neat little haul.
Herald Company Holds Meeting and
Elected Directors and Officers.
At a meeting Wednesday of the
stockholders of The Herald Company,
recently promoted to tak ? over and
publish the Laurensville Herald,
which was recently bought from the
estate of the lato Col. T. B. Crows
a constitution and bylaws were adopt
ed and tho following directors electedt
ed: N. B. Dial, S. M. Wilkes, H. K.
Alken, L. B. Blackwell and il. a.
At a subsequent, meeting of tho
board, Mr. fcj B. ' Vl was chosen pron
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Man) Peo
ple all over (lie Count)' and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stones and Gone to ether States.
Mt. Olive, Aug. 7.? Revival services
began at Mt. Olive church last Sunday
with the Rev. .1. A. Brock of Green
ville, S. C. in charge. ?
Mrs. J. R Knight who has been vis
iting her sick mother, who lives near
Mnuldin, S. ('., returned home last
Mr. Geo. W. Washington has bought
a new buggy.
Mrs. .lohn Wren of Greenville, Is
visiting relatives in this section.
Mrs. Henry Cooper of Laurens is
visiting her son, Mr. "Luther Cooper.
Wo have had line seasons through
out this section and crops are looking
very well. Some of the tanners aro
not through work yet.
Harmony, August 5. Mrs. Sarall
Carlisle died last Wednesday night'
at the homo of her daughter, Mrs.
Mary Mattison. The funeral and buri
al services were conducted by her
pastor, Rev. B. R. Mitchell, at Poplar
Springs church Thursday evening.
She had been a consistent member of.
this church for many years.
Mrs. Carlisle's maiden namo was
Beauford, having been raised in Union
County. Her husband, John Carlisle,
was also of Union county, their mar
riage having occurred before tho war.
t Some time after their marriage they
sold their farm in Union and moved
to Mississippi. When the war broko
out he enlisted with the other^'ift-a/o
Southerners and in one otfxhe num
erous battles lots his \ltoW After the
war was over, she, with her two girls)
and one boy, returned to So-th Caro
lina and to this county where they
have lived ever since. One of her
children. Mis. Fannie Mcdlock, died
two years ago. Her oilier children
.lames Carlisle and Mrs. Mary Matti
son, still survive her as do a number
of grand children.
Mrs. Carlisle bad bei n In failing
health for h year or more. During bee
long life of 78 years she remained a,
consistent member of the Baptist
A very interesting meeting is now
in progress at Poplar Springs, tho ser
vices being conducted by tho pastor,
Rev. B. P. Mitchell.
Tho Children's Bay exercises at Mt.
Bethol were quite n success in every
particular. The children acted their
pieces woll and tho social features ol!
the occasion were greatly enjoyed. A
j bountiful dinm r was held on tho
I Mr. and Mrs, A. K. Hughes are off!
for n few day-, visiting relatives and
friends Mr. Hughes' old lone- in
Prii - ton. Aug, 7. Mr. (I. R. \\
born and s r, Mb h Rmma of 1*1
ens are \; king friends here.
Miss I'll' n MeClnry, who is str
Ing in Vtlnntn, to be a trained n
|S Visiting her slst01\ Mrs. J, M. '
Miss Bsfi lie 'i \vlor. who h
visit lug in I.; ?i ens, lias A i i
Jioine. / ' '
Mr. and Mis. Jno. If. <J: in*
daughter Marie, of Honen, 1 >fh
Sunday with Jno. f,. Br-.gw I
Miss Mary Arnold hai returned
home after spending a f?w \\< >ks wit
relatives in Pelzer.
Mr. M. P Senn andWtotbor,
the week-end In Laureft
Miss Mary Taylor r.aure
I visiting here.
Miss Sara Biitt la VI : in;,
Mr. Twos. FreormJij, :,c. om
his sister. ?M 4^|renc
spend a fev^
roe. Yv\ l
' ? v ' It