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News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Many Pco?
pic ull over (lie County and to Those
Who Have Left the Family Hearth*
stone und gone to Other States.
Rabun, Jan. 1. -Christmas passed
off very quietly in this community,
hut think evoryhotiy enjoyed them
selves at home eating turkey, cran
berries and cake.
The people are very busy moving to
their new homes since the holidays.
Mr. George Pitts of I.aureus spent
several days last week with Mr. Sloan
Miss Mary Smith, of Waterloo, after
spending one week with Mrs. G. W,
Babb, returned to her home Monday.
Miss Weeks, alter spending one
weed; with her parents in Aiken re
turned to her school yesterday morn
Miss Jennie Colemnn and brother,
Mr. frank, of Woodruff, spent sever
al days last week, with relatives and
Mrs. II. II. Mahon and (laughters,
Misses Marie and Lizzie visited Mr.
?lohn Wolff and family of Shiloh com
Mr. George Babb of Hcndersonville,
spent Monday night with Houston
Mr. W. D. Owens and mother, were
the visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Wright
Martin of Eden section Wednesday.
Mr. Laurens Mahon spent Saturday
night with Mr. Nesbltt Mahon.
Mr. Paul Willis and family of Shi
loh community spent one of the
Chrlstmus holidays with Mrs. M. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude "Wasson and
little Nellie of Friendship section vis
ited the home of Mrs. R. A. Owens
Mrs. Walter Nash of Greenville
spent last week in this and Eden sec
tions visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. Arthur Taylor of I^aurons spent
B p| week with Mr. Frank Medlock
"Wishing the editor a happy New
Jones, Jan 1.?Browerton Lodge A.
F. M. at Its last meeting conferred
four degrees, one in tho E. A. and
three M. M. degrees. The lodge was
called from lalior to refreshment and
the members and visitors partook of
a sumptuous spread. The following
officers were elected: W. T. Putnam,
W. M.; W. T. Jones, Jr.. J. W.; B. L.
Henderson, Treas.; W. S. Knight, Sec;
L. I). Ellidge, S. D.; W. D. Mitchell,
J. D.: J. D. Graham, Stoward; Jas.
Oray, Stoward; F. B. Boland, Tiler;
Dr. J. D. Martin, Chaplain.
Mr. Dendy of Laurcnn is having a
large number of cross ties dellvored
at Ware Shoals.
Wo recently met our friend, Mr. W.
A. Baldwin of Laurons.
Mr. Jas. McEurol and sister spent
the holidays In the north.
Mr. W. M. Bagwell of Bolton vis
ited his son at Waro Shoals last weok.
Misses Olivia, Mary, Lillian and
Rello Jones spent the holidays nt
Mrs. E. E. Martin, of Strolher, and
Mrs. G. W. Jenkins and Mnstor Wi
liain Jones of Florenco are visiting
their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jonen.
MessrB. ?bner Golden and Clifton
Robertson of Augusta, spent the hol
idays with relatives.
We are Indebted to Messrs. J. W.
Vannadoro, W. H. Hughes, Orover
Hill, Sam Turner and Elward Coop
er, for recent kind favors.
Mr. J. M. Oulla and family visited
Six. S. E. Ricbey last Thursday.
W MIsbcb Lillian, Belle, and Lain
?Tones entertained quite a number of
.their friends Wednesday evening.
f Mr. Ernest Mnttison of Atlanta,
upont the holidays with his parents.
Judge and Mrs. R. F. Mattlson.
Mrs. Wm. Henry Moore and Mrs.
Wllmot Smith worn tho recent guerts
of Mrs. Dr. Jones.
Christmas passed off vory quietly,
.good order prevailed and every one
' did whnt they could to promote each
Quite a number of young people en
A PROSPEROUS YEAR
FOR COUNTY BANKS
In Spite of the Depression from the
Low Price of Cotton the Hunks are
Declaring Usual Dividends.
The past year tins been a very pros
perous one with the bunks of Lau
rena county. Although the price of
cotton has been very depressing along
all lines of business, the bunks have
pegged steadily along and at the end
of the year are able to show a com
fortable margin of profit. Several
banks In the county, which have not
been running so long, did not declare
divide nds at this time hut placed their
earnings In the surplus column. Most
of them, howe ver, turned part of the
profits into dividend j. The Dank of
Cross Hill could not he reached over
; the telephone yesterday, but it is its
usual custom to declare a dividend
: at this time of the year and it Is tak
; en for granted that it did.
The Kntorprise Hank paid a BO 11)I
' annual dividend of per cent on
The people's Loan and ICxclinngC
Hank paid an S per cent semi annual
dividend on $100,000.
The Hank of Laurens paid a I per
cent semi annual dividend on $50,000.
The Palmetto Lank paid a 1 per cent
semi annual dividend on $50,000,
The First National Hank of Clinton
paid a 1 per cent semi annual divi
dend on $.".0.000.
The Commercial Hank of Clinton
paid a 1 per cent sete.i annual dividend
The Hank of Cray Court paid a .I1
por cent semi annual dividend on
The Laurens Trust Company paid
a semi annual dividend of 1 per rent
Oil its capital stock,
SOME NOT DOING DUTY.
JSo Says a Report as to the Rural r<?
lice, ami This Is the Reason for Ad*
Following up the story carried in
The Advertiser last week to the ef
fect that an attempt would he made to
do away with the rural police of this
county, a representative made further
Inquiries as to their work.
Although no names wero mentioned,
it was stated that some dissatisfaction
has been found with the work of some
of the police. While the work of a
part of them has been very well done,
others of the forco have shirked their
duty. Whether this is the reason that
objections will be raised to them in
tho Legislature is not known. It is
supposed, however, that this will he
one of the grounds.
ELECTION OK OFFICERS.
Knkhts of L)thins Elect Officers for
t, Coming Year.
The annual election of officers of
Laurens Lodge No. 411 Knights of
Pythias, was hold In the lodge rooms
Monday night. Tho following were
C. H. Gasque, C. C.
C. A. Power, Vice C,
.7. D. Owings, Prelate,
Dick Owens, M. of W.,
Thomas Downey, K. of R. & S.,
J. P. Tolbort, M. of P.,
W. D. Sloan, M. B.,
J. I^ee Lnngston, M. at A.
Further particulars as to the hom
icide near Clinton Christmas in which
Dan Johnson killed Arthur McCoy,
go to show that Dan Johnson will
have a pretty hard time proving that
tho killing was accidental as ho
claims. According to tho.story of the
eye witnesses and others who wero
familiar with the case, It seems that
the two had boon at outs before. At
thiB gathering, following a little row
at a turkey shooting, John brandished
his gun and, swinging ft in n circle,
pointed It towards tho whole crowd.
As tho barrel reached Arthur McCoy
It exploded and Arthur was killed. Ac
cording to Dan Johnson, howovor, ho
dropped tho gun as ho was turning
around and when It struek tho ground
It exploded, the load hitting Arthur
McCoy. Dan o.Ihnson Is now In jail
awaiting trial. He is about fifty-five
or sixty years of age.
joyed tho hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs Preston Williams of
Rkom visited relatives here during the
Mr. Henry Heek' has returned to
i Washington, i>. c
RECOMMEND !NO PARDON
For the Present It Seems Mint Messrs.
Garlington und Young Will Hare
to Serve ont Sentences Imposed by
Some time ago Governor Blesse ad
dressod letters to the receivers and
trustees of the defunct Seminole Se
curities Company, asking them to give
any reasons, of any they had, why
Messrs. Garlington and Young should
or should not bo pardoned on the first
of January. From the tone of this
letter a great many people got the im
pression that Gov. Bleose had about
made up his mind to extend clemency
to the young men. However, Frank
G. Tompkins, chairman of the Hoard
of Receivers, made reply Friday to
Governor Blenso's letter, setting forth
extensively ;?- history of the case tend
ing to show that the two Bauron8
men were guilty of tho Chargen against
them. Following the publication of
this letter, Gov. Bleaso gave out ail
Interview at Newborry in which he
stated that with his present knowl
edge of the case he would not pardon
them. However, he intimated that,
if Garlington and Young would make
known certain parts of the history of
tlie Seminole Company which they
have not yet divulged, lie would con
sider the case again.
Mr. \V. A. Clark, one of tho trus
tees, also sent a letter to Gov. Bleaso,
hut in it he did not express any opin
ion as to whether the two men should
ho punished or not. The only thing
that lie had to say in the letter was
that he was connected with tin Sem
inole Company only as a trustee and
that he had no connection with the
deal for which Garlington and Young
MBS. .1. V. BENJAMIN.
Died at the County Hospital Monday
Morning After an Illness Follow
ing a very Severe Operation.
Mrs. J. Y. Benjamin, of Mountvllle.
died at the County Hospital early
Monday morning after an operation
for a concerous growth. This is only
the second case that has been lost at
the hospital since its opening, the rec
ord being one to he proud of. Over
fifty operations have heen made since
the hospital was opened to the pub
The remains of Mrs. Benjamin wero
carried to Beaver Dam church, where
they were interred yesterday. A
large concourse of sorrowing friends
and relatives followed the body to its
last resting place.
Mrs. Benjamin was the wife of Mr.
J. Y. Benjamin, of the Mountvllle sec
tion. Before her marriage she was
a Miss May, daughter of Mr. .lohn
May, who lives in the Holly drove
section. She is survived by her de
voted husband and twelve children,
four of whom are married.
WILE NOT ENTER THE RACE.
Win. X. Graydon Announces Re is
Not in Field.
To the Editor of The State:
Please allow mo to announce
through your columns, that I have de
cided not to offer for the position of
judgo of tho eighth circuit at the ap
proaching session of tho general as
sembly. I had thought that I would
bo a candidate for the place, but after
mature consideration. 1 have reached
the conclusion that I could not af
ford to give up my practice to hold
the office of circuit Judge. The sal
ary attached to the ofllco. $:i,000, is so
small, that viewed from my stand
point, only a rich man can afford to
hold" it. I thank my many friends,
both In and out of the legislature, for
their kind offers of support, but I do
not think I could afford to hold the
ofllce nt tho present time, and will
therefore, not offer for the placfc.
Wm. N. Or'aydn.
Abboville. Dec. 30.
Magistrate's Office Mo fed.
Magistrato W. T .Crews has rented
tho old Masonic Hall, in tho Rnrks
dalo building, and will use it as the
magistrate's court room. This Is a
largo spacious room and admirably
fitted for tho needs. The ofllce is in
the same building as tho present of
llce ot the Sheriff.
Miss Sfllllo Dorr oh and Mr. George
Dorroll entertained their nieces and
nephew--, at dinner in Cray Court
Thursday. Abotil tventy-flvo were
present Mid a very happy day was
NEWS AND NOTES
IN AND ABOUT CLINTON
Taxi Year has Seen Much Building
and Many Improvements in Every
Line?Enjoyable Pythian Banquet*
Clinton, Jan 2.?The year just end
ed has seen a wonderful growth and
development In the town of Clinton.
The Phillips building, J. I. Copeland
and Brother's building, the Pee Hive,
Copeland-Stone'a two new store build
ings, Mr. R. Z. Wright's four new
store rooms. Paul Moore's and Lillie
wood's stores, all have been added to
tho business section. Besides these
new plate glass fronts and display
windows, basement departments and
BO on have been put 111 several stores.
Work Is going forward oil the sower
tlgc system. A large number of band
some residences have been el'ecti d 111
the past year at prices from two '."
(??a thousand dollars Among the
builders are Mr. W. II. Shamls, Mr. .1.
It. Copeland, Mrs. Myrtle Hunter, Mrs.
13. C. Briggs, Mr. Puller Lloyd, Mr. 10.
O. Puller, Capt. .1. w. Copeland, Mr.
C, c. Bailey, llcrvcy Hantln, all of
whom have* pretty modern homes. The
graded school has been Improved
greatly by the addition of a wing on
the north side end an auditorium cap
able of seating the pntrons of the
t school and others interested at public
exercises. The cotton seed oil com-j
pany of which l>'\ II. L. Todd is pres
ident and manager has greatly enlarg
ed its scope by (he construction of a
fertilizer mixing plant.
Although the roads about Clinton do
not tempi automoblllng very strong
ly yet several handsome cars have
been purchased, Among the owners
are Messrs. W. E. Nash. A. II. Henry.
R. Wright. W. .1. Bailey.
Humor says that between the 25th
of December and the 15th of January
Clinton is to have at least one dozen
weddings. The beginning Indicates a
possibility of the accuracy of the re
port. Last Monday at the hotel Miss
Willie Farris and Mr. lothoridgc of
Catawba Junction were married, the
Rev. J. 10. Mahaffey performing the
On December '..'."> at Lydia, Miss Liz
zie King was married to Claude W.
Taylor, Rev. J. 10. Mahaffey perform
ing the ceremony.
On Wednesday evening Miss Maud
Chandler was married at the residence
of her parents to Hubert Knight of
this county, the Rev. J. 10. Mahaffey i
I performing the ceremony,
At 11 a. m. Thursday morning at
the residence' of Rev. Dr. Jacobs. Miss
Lillic Mac Counts was married to I
I Charles Aigood of Augusta, Dr. Jacobs
performing the ceremony. Both are I
former pupils of the Thornwoll or
phanage. Immediately following the
ceremony they departed for their
home where Mr. Aigood is employed
on the Augusta Chronicle.
On Wednesday at 11 a. in. Miss
May Sowers was married at the home
of her father to James Leaman, the
Rov. W. P. Jacobs performing the
I ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Leaman went
I to Crosa Hill for a short visit to the
groom's parents, and on returning
will be at home to their friends In
their own homo here.
At 5 o'clock on Wednesday ovenlng
Miss Lydle Henry was married at the
residence of her mother, Mrs. H. M.
Henry, to William Dillard, the Rev.
Dr. Jacobs performing tho ceremony.
Both bride and groom arc widely con
nected and u. largo gathering of rel
atives and Intimate friends wero pres
ent at tho ceremony. Thoy will for a
time make their home with Mr. Dil
lard's parents. Mr. Dillard Is a mem
ber of the Arm of Dillnrd & Dillard,
one of the leading establishments of
One of the great events of the year
was the seventh year-end banquot
given by the Knights of Pythias Ix>dge
84 on Thursday evening. More thnn
one hundred guests enjoyed tho af
fair, which was woll-planned and car
ried out. Tho decorations of the hall
were In red ami green and tho long
tables were placed In tho shape of
tho Oreek letter Pi. Mounds of fruit
glistening punch bowls set in
wreathee of holly, and rows of un
shaded candles made tho tablos bril
The menu was as follows:
Cold Turkey Boiled Ham
French Peas I'.eaten Piscult
Celery Cranberry Sauce
Waldorf Salad Wafers
(Continued on Page Five.)
LARGE CROWD PRESENT
One of the Largest Crowds that Lau?
rens hus Seen in Many n Salesduy.
On account of the fuct that Monday
was a legal holiday, yesterday was
salesday. One of the largest crowds
that has ever attended the sales was
present, the streets being crowded
nearly all day. It was a noticeable
fact that while a large crowd of men
was in town, there were a very few
ladies. It was therefore not much of
a day for the retail merchants and |
dry goods people.
Some doubt was expressed by law- j
yers as to the legality of sales made
yesterday so several sales were with
drawn, but others foil certain that no
legal objection could be raised so
some of the sales went ahead.
There were no sales by the Judge
of Probate nor by tho Sheriff. The
following sales were made by the
Clerk of Court:
In the case of Mrs. Efllo M. Iturus
as administrator of the estate of
C. Burns, deceased: Co 1-1! acres in
true I known as Simpson place, bough I
by Mrs. It. C. I turns lor $97f>.
Palmetto Bank vs lOli/.nhcth A. Hun
ter: lot in city of I.aureus Known as
' . II. Nelson home place, bought by
Palmetto hank for $2,000.
Palmetto Bank vs Liille M. Cope
land: lot on I.aureus street, sold to
Mrs. I.. <'. Sltgrcaves for $550; bouse
and lot known as Lilllc M. Copoland
place in city Of Laurens Bold to Chas.
II. 1 licks for $5,505.00.
James Wilson vs Prances Young et
al: 2-1 acre in town of Clinton, sold
to 1). B. Tribble for $300.00.
CONFEDF.II VTK COMMISSION.
Dr. James Mclnlosh Has Preserved
Bis Commission IIS Assistant Sur
Dr. James Melntosh, president of
the Newberry Saving*; bank, has a
valuable relic of the Confederacy, in
tho shape of his commission as as
sistant surgeon, which he has preserv
ed since October, 18CI. Dr. Melntosh
enlisted in the Eighth South Carolina
regiment, and went to the front, and
when the time for reorganization
came, he was so afraid that he would
not get in the further fighting ho re
signed his commission from the
Stale as assistant surgeon, and re
enlisted in his company as a private.
He was then commissioned by tho
Confederate States government, and
did valiant service for the South.
Dr. Melntosh was seen as he was
preparing to send his commission to
his son, Dr. James II. Mrlntosh, in
Columbia, and acceded to the request
of The Herald and News that it be
allowed to publish a copy of the coin
it is as follows:
Confederate States of America,
Richmond, Oct. 2,sth, 1801.
Sir: You are hereby informed that
the President has appointed you Asst.
Surgeon In the Provisional Army in
the service of the Confederate States.
You are requested to signify your ac
ceptance or non-acceptance of said
appointment; and should you accept
you will sign before a magistrate, the
oath of olllee herewith, and forward
the same with your letter of .accept
ance to this Department, Report for
duty to So. Ca. Hospital, Charlottes
? .1. P. Benjamin,
Acting Secretary of War.
Dr. James Melntosh,
Asst. Surg'n P. A. C. S.
Following is the commission from
the State of South Carolina, which Dr.
Melntosh gave up when he re-enlisted
as a private. It was the State com
mission under which he. went to the
front, ami the Confederate states com
mission above came after his re-cn
llstment as a private:
State of South Carolina.
Headquarters Surgeon Qoneral'S De
Charleston. May 8th, 1861.
Dr. James Melntosh Is appointed
Aslstant Surgeon In the 8th Regiment
of South Carolina Volunteers and will
report himself for duty Immediately to
Co). Cash commanding at Camp Pee
J. J. Chtsolm, M. I)..
Surg. (Jeneml pro torn.
f. w. Plckens.
It May, 1861.
This latter commission is equally
as precious as a war relic as the
commission from the Confederate
state- government. New berry Herald
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
GOOD ROADS TRAIN
Was in Laurens Yesterday
A LARGE CROWD
LISTENED TO LECTURES
Tho Hood Bonds Part) is Traveling
under (he Direction of the Atlantic
Const Line Ituilrond und the Mood
Itoads Department of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture.
The Atlantic Const Line Uood Bonds
Train attracted ?i?i>*?? 11 number of
people yesterday morning, although iL
can he said that, considering the Im
portance of the t ood roadu uucsttoll,
more should hove been present. The
demonstrations began about ten^
o'clock, when the people present were/',
shown through the cur containing
small models of Improved highways.
Hero w? r-' shown (he different kinds
of roads; sand (day, macadam, brick
and so on. Models \vt re ah <> shown
for the proper construction of cul
verts, drains, bridges and such. On
the wails wore pictures showing the
different stages of Improved road.- and
illustrating the advantages of them.
In some places were pictures of roads
where horses had mired to their knees
and where buggies and wagons bad
been damaged from interior roads and
then on rurthcr were shown pictures
of these same roads after Improve
ment ami how much larger loads
were being hauled over tuoin. Kx ?
perls from tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture were present and
pointed out the methods of building
these better highways and to toll tho
cost of thotn. A long line of people
went through the train and listened
attentively to what the experts had
Afer the examination of the Ci ist.
car, the people Were directed tO lltO
second car, where stereoptlcnn views
were shown and a lecture given on
Hut many advantages to accrue from
improved highways. Good roads wero
shown that had been had and had
roads were shown that had boon al
lowed to go without proper attention.
It was showy that gOOtl roads aro fol
lowed by good schools and that high
er land values followed both. In one
instance it was shown where one man
held land on an unimproved highway.
A bond issue was nuthorl'/.ed and the
road in front of his house improved.
Some time after the road was Improv
ed, hi' sold, off half of the hind for
what he had been holding the ontil'Q
plot before. In addition to silling tho
laud he built n. new bouse and at tho
time the pictures \\? r<? taken tho part
of the tract that he still held was.
worth what the entire trait was he
fore and he had mom y in the hank.
Many other instances of tho advan
tages of road improvement were gtv
en and the lecture was very convinc
ing to all present that good roads .no
not expenslvo hut are economical,
Mr. rioykin, the lecturer, paid a
rood deal of attention to the spilt log
drag and praised Its usefulness vei y
highly. However, he stated that lor it
to produce the best results it must- ho
used rather often, every month or so.
He stated that; the home made ones,
thong)? costing tei? were better man
the bought ones and advised that they
be made at home.
The good roads train came hero
from Clinton where a very enthusias
tic meeting was held. From 1 ero it
went to Pinowood and other s'atlons
along tho lines of the A. C. L.
To Im' Given on J. J. Dondy's Farm
I'nder the Direction of Brooks St
As will be seen by an advertisement:
in another Column of this paper, a
dynamite demonstration, under tho
direction of Brooks & Jones, will ho
given on tho farm of Mr. J. J, Demly,
on the edge of the city, next Thursday,
January 11th. The use of dynamite I?
being advertised extensively now for
stump blasting and SllbSOlling. Dem
onstrations in both of thoSO will 1)0
given at tho Dchdy farm The public
generally and progressive farmers es
pecially are invited to Btt?nd tho
Landowners and farmers are Invit"
od to come prepared to ask (picstlous
about (he dynamite. Reprc optatives,
of ti e dynamllo manufacturers will
be presont and vyill be glad lo an wer