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l VOLUME XXVII.
FROM THE COUNTY
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Peo
ple nil over tlic Count)' and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth
stone and gone to Other'States.
Urn ford Station. Nov. 27.?Mr. C. L.
Waldron was in Laurens Monday on
Mrs. W. I). Patterson attended the
jubilee missionary meeting In Spar
tanburg Sunday and Monday.
Miss Florle Lnnford was in Wood
ruff shopping Saturday.
Miss Nora Cannon is visiting her
sister, Mrs. B. P. Bomar In Spartan
Mr. Arthur Moore spent Sunday with
his mother and sisters here, lie has
a position with the ('. & W. C. lt. R.
located in Augusta, Qa.
Mr. Earl Thomas spent Sunday here
with his family.
Miss Mollie Mountjoy and Mr. Hill
were married Sunday afternoon, Itev.
Mr'. Taylor performing the ceremony.
Mr. Smith ,1. Martin, who has been
sick for the past week is able to be
Miss Robin Patterson is in Green
ville having her eyes treated.
Capt. J. W. Lanford is sick at this
Rev. 1). 1). Jones preached his fare
well sermon Sunday, unless he is sent
back to this charge,
Mr. W. P. Patterson Is visiting in
Spartanburg and Grcer this week.
Princton, Nov. 27.?Mrs. B. P. Ar
nold has returned from a pleasant vis
it to her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Crane
Dr. J. B. Britt and Mr. Allen Sulli
van made a Hying tri)) to Woodruff
Mr. Clary McCuen and his siste:\
Miss Pearl spent Saturday night with
tholr uncle, Mr. Robert McClnry near
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Pramlett spent
tho weok-end in Greenville.
Dr. J. B. Brlti and Miss Sara Brltt
spent Monday night with Dr. Mritt's
mother, Mrs. S. J. Brltt near MeCor
Mr. AUIe Sharpo is riding about now
in a fine "Imperial" five passenger
The play which was announced to
bo on Friday night, December the 1st,
has been postponed until a later date
which will be announced later.
Cross Hill, Nov. 27. Mr. and Mrs.
Hdwln Wasson left for Atlanta last
weok to make their home in the (late
Mr. Laurens Crimes of Florida is
visiting bis mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
There was a "one horse" show in
town last Thursday night. They car
ried away a good many "quarters"
most front the darkies.
Dr. 13, W. Pinson is still gaining a
little strength and improving slowly.
Mrs. Virginia Watson of Grconwood
and Miss Strlbllng of Wnhalla were
tho guests or Mrs. N. I. Williams last
You ask that some farmers "get
down to tucks and figure out how yon
strtnd on this year's crop." This cor
respondent made an effort to get down
an itemized statement on a four horse
farm, counting cotton at 9 cents and
after adding up the Dr. and Cr. col
umns Und that we barely made "ends
moot," and we made II r.00 pound
bales to the mule and a fairly good
corn crop. I may send itemized state
I ment later. Very little in cotton at
9o, even with a home supply of corn,
oats and hay.
Mr. W. H. Leaman drove his line
stock hog on the scales a few days
ago. It weighter 340 pounds.
Quito a number of our people took
advantage of the cold we/Wher last
Friday and Saturday to kill hogs.
Mr. Hugh Leaman of Clinton was
a Cross Hill visitor last Saturday and
The many friends of Mr. Jnmes L.
Atchlson will be sorry to know that
he docs not improve and is still quite
HAVE BEEN SOLVED
Man Who Broke Into Several I.aureus
Stores a Few Weeks Airo Has Been
Landed Behind the Bars.
HZllis Sampson, colored, has been
landed behind the bars at Spartan
burg charged with many burglaries,
including a number committed here
several weeks ago. it will be remem
bered that during the week the carn
ival was here the stores of HudgOllS
& Co., Clardy & Wilson, The Laurens
Mill Store and Blakeley's Beef Mar
ket were entered and goods in vari
ous amounts stolen. Clues gotten
soon after by the police lead them to
believe that the burglar was from
Spartanburg and thai bis name was
Sampson. Word was sent up there to
that effect and a watch was kept for
him. In the meantime a number of
robberies had occurred in Spartan
burg so the officers got hot on the
trail With the result that a few days
ago Ellis Sampson was captured tit
ter trying to sell checkens which he
had received for some stolen goods.
Chief Bagwell was notified that the
man was in the toils at Spartanburg
so be went up .Monday to look into
the matter and to see If they had the
man he wanted. Alter a close ques
tioning by Mr. Bagwell the negro lln
ally admitted his guilt giving a com
plete account of his actions on the
night in question.
The negro iirst entered the cotton
mill store and from there went to
Blakeley's market. Being frighten
ed away from there by the approach
of one of the policemen, he next went
to Clardy & Wilson's. Not being able
to get any cash, he took out a number
of suits of clothes and pairs of shoes
and then went to Hudgens' store. Not
finding any cash in the drawer there,
he took off a few hams. Putting all
the things Into a sack he caught the
train early tho next morning for
Spartanburg. However, some people
saw him get on and later hearing of
the robberies reported the fact to the
police and with this clue to work on
the negro was finally landed. When
his house was searched In Spartan
burg numbers of stolen articles were
found and in one corner of the room
a trap box was discovered tilled with
After the Spartanburg authorities
get through with him he will be
brought to Laurens and made to stand
trial for tho robberies here.
GAMBLE KS RETURN FIRE.
Rural Policemen Surround Gamblers
and are Fired upon when an Arrest
is Attempted .No Casualties.
Rural Policeman Columbus OwingS,
assisted by Claud Owillgs and Will
Little, surrounded a "covey" of gamb
lers in what is known as Red Town,
near Lau ford Station several nights
ago ami attempted to arrest them. The
gamblers had watchers out looking
for the officers and aa soon as the of
ficers got within sight the watchers
began firing. The officors returned
the lire and a general fusilade follow
ed. The . officors charged tho gang
and caught three of them but the rest 1
oscnped, Although none of the "at
tacking party" received any wounds!
it is thought that several of the "en -
my" were lapped off for slight
The three nogroes caught are Bel
ton Hlgglns, Ed Hawkins and Colum
bus Young. They deny taking part
in tho shooting. The names of the
others in the party have been secured
and arrests in nil the cases will fol
low. The three negroes are now rest
ing in j.t'l
Mr. Owlngs, In speaking of the bat
tle, said that it reminded him of the
Battle of San Juan Hill and the only
thing that he regretted was that the
Colonel was not present to give it the
proper place In history
Standard B. & L, Association.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Standard Building ami
Loan Association will Tie held Tues
day December 12 at 4:30 o'clock. The
meeting will be held In the offices of
the Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank.
Hose for Fire Department.
At a meeting of City Council held
last week It was decided to buy 1,000
feel of hose for tin* lire departinetit
and the order was given at (he same
meeting. PlVO hundred feel was or
dered from one company and the same
amount from another company. The
purchase will be welcomed by tho fire
I THOMAS B FELDER 18 INDICTED
Solicitor Cooper Hands Down Indictment Charging Him
With Attempt to Bribe Hub Evans, Then Chairman
of Board of Dispensary Directory.
Newbcrry, Nov. 27.?Solicitor Coop
er handed to the grand jury in gener
al sessions court today an indictment
of three counts, charging bribery
against Thomas H. Felder, an Atlan
ta attorney. The allegation is thai
he made offers of stock and money in
October 1005 to Hei lten 11. Kvans of
Newbcrry, who was then chairman
of the hoard of directors of the South
Carolina dispensary, to procure
Kvans' influence toward securing or
ders for liquor if' :.i the dispensary
for a wholesale liquor I ouse which it
is alleged Felder was then organizing.
It is alleged that Felder llrst of
fered Evans stock in his liquor com
pany to the par value of $50,000, and
that he later offered him stock in
this concern to the par value of $-."><>,
000 and that lie finally offered Kvans
$250,000 "In lawful money of the Uni
The indictment follows an investi
gation conducted for BOlllo months
past by the dispensary winding up
commission, at the urging of Gov.
ernor Blease. Govornor Ulease was
in the court room when the indict
ment was handed out.
The witnesses sworn to go before
the grand Jury are Governor 131 ease
and Former Dispensary Directors
John Doll Towlll and L. W. Doykln.
Towlll and Doykill were members of
the hoard when Evans was chairman.
Solicitor Cooper also handed to the
grand jury a certain letter, the text
of which was recently furnished to
the press by Governor Blcase, pur
porting to be from Felder to Kvans,
and chiding Kvans for Indifference
toward an offer by Folder which was
by (Folder) thought highly advan
tageous to Kvans.
At I o'clock this afternoon the
grand jury took a recess until 3
o'clock without giving any intima
tion as to how it would deal with the
Recently a warrant charging Fol
der with bribery was sworn out in
Newbcrry by 11. F. Kelley, then sec
retary of the dispensary willdlllg-up
commission and placed in the hands
of Sheriff Du ford of this county, for
service. Hut Governor Joseph M.
Drown of Georgia, refused to honor
the requisition for Felder issued to
sheriff Duford by Governor Dlcaso.
.MONTHLY MFI?!( AI. MKET1XG.
Dr. 0. 11. Mayer Addressed Hie I.au
reus Doctors at Meeting Monday.
The monthly meeting of the 1.au
reus County Medical Association was
held in the office of Dr. W. 11. Dial
Monday morning. Dr. Dial, president
pro tern, occupied the chair. Dr. O.
B. Mayer, of Newberry, who had been
invited to attend the meeting, was
present and gave an nddress upon the
general subject of small things not to
be overlooked in practicing. Dr. May
or was given close attention and his
address wns greatly enjoyed. The
sickness of Dr. E. W. Pinson being
brought up by Dr. Peake, the society
entered into a discussion of the best
methods of treating his case. As Dr.
Pinson is very popular with the phy
sicians much interest was shown in
Dr. lt. R. Walker and Dr. Klugh,
two young physicians, were admitted
to membership in the society. Dr.
Hughes and Dr. Schayer were appoint
ed to read papers at the next meeting.
DOI\(iS IX COUNCIL.
Matter of licenses Adjusted Police
man at I.aureus Mill Odicr Mut
At a meeting of City Council held
last Wednesday night several matters
of more or less importance came up
for consideration. Among them was
the matter of licenses for the several
foreign and domestic corporations en
tering the city. The license Of the
Meli Telephone Company was fixed
at. $"?<), that of the Reedy River Pow
er Company at $IU. ami that of the
Western Union Telegraph Company tit
I; was decided to place an extra
policeman at the Lauren ; Mill. This
decision was reached after a reqUOSl
had been made by Supt. Moore of the
mill. It is understood that the mill
will bear half of the expense of the
The salary of Mr, .1. B, Phtlpot was
raised $10 per mouth. This position
now pays $50 per month.
A committee was also empowered
at this meeting to buy fire hose. As
will be seen in another part of tlx'
paper the committee carried out the
Wishes of the Council.
A motion was made and passed to
the effect that all persons, whose ac
counts with the water and electric
light department were not settled by
the 15th Of December, would be dis
connected from the water and power
supply, until the accounts were set
Practicing for Cantata.
After scoring several successes in
cantatas within the past two years, a
number of the musically inclined of
this city are now practicing on anoth
er to be given at an early date. This
is the cantata "Saul" and those who
have heard the practices speak of it
in very high terms. It is being re
hearsed under tho direction of Mr.
Chits. II. Hicks, Mrs. H. K Aiken and
Mr. \V. R. McCuen.
NFC HO HOUSES HI'UN DOWN.
Two Conflicting Stories as to How the
First One Caught Charge of In
A two room house ocupied by Ar
thur Owens, colored, and owned by
Charlie Sullivan caught afire in some
way about eight o'clock Sunday night
and before anything could be done
was burned down. In burning down
some of the sparks were carried away
from the fire to the house of Llgo Me
Morris, occupied by Irving Eichel
berger, and it too soon went up in
I Haines. Most of the furniture was
saved from both houses. As they
were some distance from the water
main, being In that part of the city
Called "The Stumps," the lire depart
ment was unable to do any effective
Conflicting stories arc told as to
the cause of the fire. Same of the
negroes declare (hat it caught acci
dentally while others declare that
kcrosino was found on the side of the
first building and on the ground just
below the Maines. The police nft'0
now looking Into tho matter and If
any clues arc found which would b ad
them to believe thai tllO tires were
set Intentionally arrests will follow
i pretty soon. None of the owners or
occupants are suspected.
MUCH COTTON KE1XG HELD,
I.aureus Counts Heads the 1,1st With
a Total of (her 10,000 Heine Htbl
The following appeared In the
Greenwood Daily .lournnl Monday af
ternoon under a Columbia date lino:
Laurens county is holding 10,51 I
hales of cotton for a rise 'n the price,
under the plan of campaign innugu
rated by the Farmers' Union of tin.
State, according to reports received
by Secretary .1. Whilnor Held. Thai
county is strong on tho holding mat
ter and a majority of tie- cotton grow
ers Uro holding, according to advice
received. From this report it will
appear thai Lauren heads the list of
counties which are pledging them
selves to hold their cotton until the
flrsl of next September unless it pre
viously roaches i" cents, and nni to
'plant more than Ml per cent of their
arable land in cotton another year.
The Laurens report will boost, the
cotton holding campaign all over the
Unveiling of Monument?
A large number of Woodmen from
the local camp went out to Mt. Calla
gher Cemetery Sunday to take part
in tho unveiling of the monument to
one of their departed brethorh, Mr.
Willie Jones. Col. .1. II. Wharton
made an address mied with tributes
^o the dead brother. Mr. 0. A. Power
acted as Consul Commander and Mr.
.1. M. Goldon acted as Master of Cere
monies. Besides tho large number
of Woodmen, a huge gathering of
friends and relatives were pre cut at
OF THE CITY BOOK
Statement Slums that nourlj $15,000
are U|>OII the Rooks to he Collected
if it (im he Done.
The auditors, Messrs. ("has. II. High
ley <v> Co., who have been working up
on the city hooks for about seven
weeks wore expected to appear before
the City Council last night and make
their final statement of the condition
cf the books. At that meeting tlx1
Council was expected to take deiinlte
aciiotl on lb. .n. What was done was
not Known at the time The Advertiser
went to press.
However, a preleminary s> itopsis
has been made public by one in a
position to do so. This statement
shows that there is a total of IIround
$15,000 owing the city from "Accounts
Receivable" "Delinquent Taxes,'' "Do
Inquent Licenses," "Due by Customers
for Water" and "Due by Customers
for Electric Lights." As an offset
to this is shown indebtedness, exclu
sive' of bonds etc.. of around $:<0.unii
coming under the heads of "Hills
Payable" "Accounts Payable" and
"Accrued Interest." What Items come
under these assets and liabilities are
not made known in this statement and
will only be found in the one which
was to be acted upon last ingbt and
Which was not then made a mailer of
Whether the Council dee-ides to have
the statement published in full or in
part is not yet known.
CITY LYCEUM COL KSK.
Another Number Moildaj Kreiling
When The .1. Franklin Covcil) Com
pany will (Jive an Entertainment*
The third number of the City Ly
ceum Course will be given at the Op
era House Monday night, December
?Ith, when Cavony & Company will
give its entertainment. Mr. Cavcny
is a clever cartoonist, clay modeler
and impersonator while Mrs. Coveny
has a soprano voice of great range
and beauty. Some of her 'songs are
illustrated by Mr. Coveny's rapid and
skillful hand. Mrs. Coveny is also a
rare pianist. The whole program of
fers an evening of continued interest.
Those who have not already bought
season tickets can buy single tickets
at the door. The performance will
begin promptly at 8:30, All of the
patrons are requested to In- in their
places at that time.
KOK MILL SCHOOL.
All tickets to the Moving Picture
Show Sold hj Children this Week
Will Aid the I.aureus Mill School.
Mr. I? H. Lavender, the moving pic
ture man. has granted Slipt. H. L.
Jones the privilege of selling tickets
during this week to the show, the pro
ceeds 10 be divided between the man
ager and the Lnurons Mill School.
Those tickets will be good at any time.
either this week 01" til IIII.V future
Week. ,Thc prices will 1)0 Hie same at
all times, .'i and l<> cents. The money
will be used in buying books for the
library. Slipt. Jones urges all who
will to buy the tickets und u o them
at some future time.
On Three Chaws,
A. Ii. I lammetl, who li\< ? near |ho
Watts Mill.- , was. n leii ? d on bonds
lot a I inc. tii-' sum id' $s."?u .Monday af
ter tiling given a heerin;; l>i fore Mag
istrale i ludgciia on ihre different
charges. One was for assault uhd
battery of a hieb und aggravated im
une, imother for carryln.v cone aled
weapons and another foi soiling wills*
key. The eases will come up lor trial
at the nexf term of the couri oi v m
Manager Lavender, of the op< ra
house, announces thai on ruosdav at'
ternoon and nlghf the greal world so
ries pit lure of the championship game
between Philadelphia and New York
will be shown. The picture will ^i\e
every detail of the game ami doubt
less all Ihr? tans will bo ouf to see it
The price will be the same as to all
of the pictures, vi:'.., .". and 10 Cents,
Rig Land Salt.
Mr. J. D. Cappel man of Charleston
was in Laurent! Monday (linking pre
parations for an auction sab- of the
Wiolorfl property. This land is known
as the Denhnm place and Is located
on Dornt Mill crook about rour miles
from the olty. The Bftlo will take
place on Snlesdny In December. Ii Is
a very valuable Piece of properly and
will no rtonbl bring a handsome price
Willingly Put Up With Sewer
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Phillips Building Completed und Itend)
I'm- Occupatio) ?lohn l>. Pin Is. with
Ofticc on Second Floor Is First Or
en pa id First National Hank (<i Oc?
cupj Po?er Floor.
Clinton. Nov. 'JS. Tills town has
looked somewhat upset lately by the
great ditches and piles nl dirt on the
square and the streets leading from
it: but the Inoom ttlcnee is easily
borne ill COHSldoral II of what it lore
tells sewerage. The work is more
(ban ball' completed and it is hoped
that February will see the end of it.
The Phillips building is finished ami
lias been received from tin- contrac
tors by Mrs. Phillips. The first oc
cupant of it is .Mr. .lohn I). Davis, who
has an olllcu on the second Hoot'. The
First National hank has rented tin*
corner of the lust Hour and will move
in January Ist. Tbc bank has given
an order lor beautiful furnishings and
will lay a tile Moor.
The Knights of Pythias have ar
ranged With the Stephen D. Dee chap
lei I'. D. C. to prepare and serve for
them their annual year-end hniiquol
Christinas week. The knights and the
lailies hope to make it surpass all
Among recent public entertainments
was the Hist number of the lycoutu
course, a concert which afforded gen
uine pleasure to tin; large number of
its patrons. It was given in the Uto
pia on Friday evening.
A social occasion of more than us
lial charm was the social meeting of
the Actocon book club with Mrs. Both
well Crabam on Friday afternoon.
About forty guests shared the pleas
ure of the affair.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Owens enter
tained a large dinner party today, tin
guests Including (heir relatives ami
a few intimate friends.
The usual Thanksgiving service.-,
and family reunions will characterize
Thursday. The graded school will
suspend exorcises from W.cdiic: day i<
Monday and so me of (be teachers and
pupils will pay visits foi Tbniiksglv
The ladies I'roiVi Clinton enjoyed tin
I P, D. *'. convention at Greenwood lasl
week and came home full of prnlsi
Of "how the Greenwood ladies d?
tilings." The representatives fro"
here wei-e M I S, P Me I >. Keiili' tl.V, M
.1. i. Copeluiid, Mrs Frank I to I a ml
I Mrs. NV. P.. Owens, Sr lb i hint tin <
a party of ladies went over for om
day's session: Mrs, Whitman Hiiiil.li
Mrs. T. D. Cop' land. Mi II P. Bp.vij
; and Miss Hello Fair. Mr I A. Hail
oy was a guest of relatives in (1,'ree'u
wood and ntlendi tl the si ion oi t|t
Wt.i'K Miss .liianltn Watts ol Cohin'ibii
are al homo iu re und are receiving lit
cone 1 Illnl loll ? of a I o. I of I rieiid
M i . c . \iu Hon ; ml I:ii:ii:ii? McCrnr
Cooper ,,: \Visi oky.
Mis. .1. P. Jacobs w.t I called to
dorsou lasl w.< 1. to tie nick bed of
Ister, M rs, .1 H Towuscnd.
Prof. A. C lleniberl (-1 Woffo/t
College was in Clinton last Friday
Miss I.an (I ru in of llatesburg. rccon
ly visited Mrs. Whitman Smith,
Miss Kit hoi Coopci oi Mayesville
visiting the Misses Burgess.
Miss Dorothy Owen;, is v.siting Mi:
Kate MeSween of Tiiuinonsvllle,
Miss Emmie Hob- rtsOn has roturni
to Converse, aflo.i it v i :t home,
Heal Ksfale Heals.
Mr I.. P. Hlackwell has purclmsi
from Mr. Albert Dial the brick liotl
in the pear of the hotel and will op<
up his printing plant there Mr. Ijlac
well has bought an entire new j<
prlnlIng outm ami expects to la a
business within the noxl few (1(1)
The sale of the building and lot w;
made through Bishop and Wolff,
Mr. M. .1. Owings has hough! fro
Mr. Albert Dial a lot on Daniel stro
lusl in tho rear of Dlwor Pros. Tl
lol IP ens U rod 1)0 by 121) feel and \v;
: old for ? I 750.00 TIlC sale was 1)101
through Hi-hoo and Wolff.