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ACCUSED OF CRIME
Asheville, >'. C Officials Uet Strong
Evidence Against Accused Murderer
of Police Officer McConnell Last
July. Negro Worked Here for
Attorney J. W. Haynes and Police
Sergeant F. S. Condor, of Asheville.
N. C. spent several days in Laurens
last week on business connected with
rounding up the murderer of Police
Officer E. T. McConnell In their home
towu last July. They were greatly
elated over the excellent evidence ob
tained hre against a negro, West
Brower, alias John Huff whom they
now have In Jail in Asheville. Brew
er, who at the time of the murder,
was being carried by Officer McCon
nell to the lock-up for stealing sev
eral head of cattle near Henderson
ville, was at once suspected and ar
rested for the crime.
For several reasons It has been rath
er hard for the officials to obtain suf
ficient evidence against Brewer but
the North Carolina officials who were
here are confident now of the neces
sary evidence for conviction. In Lau- ,
reus, where the accused negro worked I
for some time just after the murder, i
Mr. Haynes stated that they had got
ten a sworn statement that Brewer
confessed to another negro that he
was the guilty party. These two of
fi< lals have spent several months
searching for the negro and later for
evidence, their search being over three
states. North Carolina, South Carolina
In speaking to The Advertiser rep
resentative, both Mr. Haynes and Of
ficer Condor spoke fn the most com
plimentary terms of the Laurens of
ficers and especially struck with the
efficiency and high intellegence of
Sheriff Owlngs and Deputy Heid. They
stated that in their trips through the
three states they had not yet seen a
better set of officials than In Laurens.
NEWS OF TIIK WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
(Continued from Page One.)
on Friday afternor n.
Miss Lucile Harris has accepted a
position as stenographer with the
Southern IJell company here.
Miss Emmie Robertson was among
the Cllntonians who enjoyed the Spar
tanburg music festival.
A large party from here attended the
inter-collegiate oratorical contest In
Rock Hill Friday to cheer Ellis Ful
ler and the Presbyterian base ball
team. They say they were proud of
FuP.it and of the team although both
play-d in hard luck.
Miss Emma Adams' friends will re
gret to hear that she Is In Columbia
for surgical treatment from Dr. Whal
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Davis will
visit their daughter, Mrs. Charles
Akerman, In Macon during the reun
Miss Amelia Hastings, the charming
Mexican girl who has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Scalfe, has return
ed to her home. She leaves many
friends behind her here.
Mrs. Reese Williams and three chil
dren, of I^mcaster, have been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Bailey for the past
Dr. D. M. Douglass is visiting in
the North In the interests of the col
Miss Annie Lou Abell of Lnwryvllle,
is visiting Mrs. George Young.
Mr. A. M. Copelnnd Is In the Co
lumbia hospital. He is doing well and
will soon he able to return home.
Miss Clara Duckett is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Jones, in Petersburg, Va.
Laurens Downs Presbyterians.
The Laurens high school team play
ed the Presbyterian college second
team, on local grounds, Friday after
noon, the Clinton boys going down to
defeat by a score of 5 to 2. The Clln
tonians were unable to connect with
the twlrlers of "Slick" Dunlnp, while
the Laurens boys were a little free
with the walloper. Kennedy and
Land was the battery for Clinton.
Dunlap and Huff performed for Lau
rens Another game will be nlayed
between the two teams at Clinton
FOR THE STOMACH.
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stomach troubles by aiding nature to
supply the elements the adbsence of
which In the Jastrlc Juices causes indi
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stomach to digest food and to quick
ly convert it Into rich red blood and
material necessary for overcoming na
tural body waste.
Carry a package of Rexall Dyspep
sia Tablets In your vest pocket, or
keep them in your room. Take one
after each heavy meal and prove our
assertion that Indigestion will not
We know what Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets are and what they will do.
We guarantee them to relieve Indiges
tion and dyrpepsla. If they fall we
will refund jour money. Three sizes:
25 cents, GO cents and $1.00. Remem
ber, you can obtain Rexall Remedies
only at our store?The Rexall Store.
The Laurens Drug Co., 103 Main street
<s MADDEN NEWS
Madden. April 30.?Ye editor did the
right thing last week when comment,
exceedingly favorable, was expressed
In the handsome showing made by tho
high school boys of Gray Court-Ow
lngs in the recent contest, physical
and mental, held at the county seat.
Of course Prof. Martin has a righ. to
have that "pat yourself on the should
er" feeling, for he has accomplished
something worth while ar.d besides
that what he has accomplished .up
there could be duplicated elsewhere
and Is therefore an Inspiration to all.
Look at this space of country through
here; look at the school districts that
should be united and could be?Lisbon,
Madden, Old Mountvllle and Mt. Pleas
ant. Tell me why couldn't we have
a central high school that would be
a credit to any place, Can we not get
a second from someone that such a
movement be put on foot? It is the
needed thing sure. No one Will dis
pute that fact.
Rev. J. A. Marlon was able to fill his
appointment at Prospect Saturday af
ternoon and Sunday and to an espec
ially large crowd he preached Sunday
an interesting sermon.
The finance committee let out the
contract for a wdre fence to enclose
the Prospect cemetery, the fence to
be completed within GO days. A firm
from Greenwood was the successful
Mrs. Turner, of Cross Hill, form
erly Miss C. Madden, is on a visit to
her old home and also to see her sis
ter, Mrs. Martin, who still continues
Little Grace Finley recently reached
her 11th birthday. Those who en
joyed the splendid dinner with the lit
tle maid were her cousins. Misses
Mary, Allie, Elizabeth and Virgie Mar
tin of Laurens and Mattle Sue \Vof
ford and Margaret Finley of Madden.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones of Mt.
Pli-asaut were up to preaching Sunday
nmt were tue guests wh'l.i here of
I Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Flnlev.
Messrs. Cliff Cunningham, of Old
Mountville and Hugh Cunningham of
Clinton were callers recently to see
J Mr. Watt Cunningham, latter con
[ tinues about the same.
The children met at the church Sun
day afternoon?a goodly crowd of
them?and got their speeches for
"Children's Day" and the morning
hours are now filled, In the various
homes, with childish voices, melodious
and otherwise, singing "Welcome".
In the papers sent out last week to
the Laurens rural routes, the an
nouncement of Mr. H. S. Blackwell
for the house of representatives was
signed "L. B. Blackwell." As it is
a well known fact that Mr. L. B. Black
well confines himself almost entirely
to his excellent printing establish
ment, the error was obvious to all,
but we thought it best to make the
correction so that there would he no
doubt as to Mr. Blackwell's candidacy
Of course everybody in the county
knows that Mr. H. S. Blackwell is a
popular young lawyer at the Lau
rens bar and naturally leans more to
wards politics than does Mr. L. B.
Blackwell. For that reason the error
possibly was not even noticed by
Statement of the Condition of the
Located at Laurens, S. C, at the ( lose
of Business, April lSth, 1012.
Loans and Discounts .. ..$212,706.37
Bonds and Stocks owned by
the Hank. 6,633.43
Furniture and Fixtures .. 4,000.00
Hanking House. 22,466.16
Due from Banks and Bank
ers .?. 24,016.10
Silver and other Coin .. .. 6.415.31
Checks and Cash Items .. 214.70
Capital Stock Paid in ..$100.000.00
Surplus Fund. 21,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Paid . 14.300.60
Due to Banks and Hankers, 810.60
Dividends Unpaid. 143.00
Individual Deposits subject
to Check .. . .$101,577.13
Savings Deposits 45,757.71
Time Certificates of Deposit
. .. 45,252.75
Total Deposits. 102,587.59
Certified Checks. 8.85
Cashier's Checks. 280.01
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came C. H. Roper, cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement Is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by tbo
books of said bank.
C. H. ROPER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 30th day of April. 1012.
W. O. Lancaster,
Correct Attest: N. B, Dial, S. M.
Wilkes, C. E. Kennedy, Directors.
We are showing a complete line of
Refrigerators, they aro goods that will
give you satisfaction and aro reason
3. M. & E. H. Wilkes k Co.
SCKAP OVER DELGATION.
Roosevelt and Taft Claim Republican
Delegates from this State and Scrap
Washington, April 19.?The Roose
velt and Taft campaign managers are
scrapping over the possession of the
"black and tan" element of the G. O.
P. in South Carolina. Last night the
Roosevelt manager claimed he hud it;
today Manager McKinley of the Toft
headquarters claimed ownership and
Issued the following statement:
"Ii has been announced through the
Roosevelt headquarters that they have
received a mssage from C. M. Eng
lish, district chairman, First Congres
sional district of South Carolina, that
the delegates In that district would
not vote for President Taft but would
support Col. Roosevelt. The facts In
that case shew the farcical nature of
the Roosevelt claims and the contests
Instituted by his managers.
"English, who was chairman of the
district committee, called the conven
tion at Charleston for April 16. As
serting whatever power he had as
chairman, he tried to control the con
vention and to dictate the names of
the delegates without a roll call. But
a roll call was demanded, which Eng
lish refused, and then he announced
that T. L. Grant and S. M. Walker
were the delegates and were in
structed for Roosevelt. He , was
laughed at by the convention and
walked out of the hall with three sup
porters only, out of the total of 32
delegates present. The remaining 28
refused to recognize him In ?ny way
and proceeded In regular order with
the business of the convention. The
secretary of the convention was
elected chairman and two delegates
were elected and Instructed to vote for
President Taft first, last and all the
time. This is a sample of the claims
of Roosevelt's managers and of the
character of the contests filed against
legally elected Southern delgates.'
Director McKinley's statement con
"At least two of the men named hy
Senator Dixon as changing their al
legiance to any known convention yet
held," and then goes on to observe
that If Instructions be not binding In
South Carolina "why are they more
binding in Oklahoma, Illinois, Penn
sylvania or Maine?"
The statement also declares that
Dlreotor McKinley does not believe
Senator Dlxon's claim and says:
"If Ormsby McHarg, now in the
South, for no other purpose than to
persuade men to dishonorable acts,
can find any of that calibre in that
section of the country, the sooner the
country knows it the better."?The
All Day Singing.
We will have an all day singing with
Bethany church, about 4 miles north
east of Fountain Inn, on the 1st Sun
day in May. We cordially Invite all
good singers and nil interested in
music to join us.
W. C. Wllkle.
Opening Books of Subscription.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
Pursuant to a commission from the
secretary of state, books of subscrip
tion to the capital stock of the Mount
vllle C51n Co., a corporation to be or
ganized to do a ginning business at
Mountvllle, S. C, will be opened at the
store of J. M. Simmons on the 2nd day
of May, 1912, at 10 o'clock, a. m.
Authorized capital $4,000, to be divided
Into 80 shares of the par value of $50
P. R. Fuller.
H. M. Bryson,
.1. M. Simmons,
A Charitable Gift. A
The foremen of the juries during 11J
session of court last week showed a
great deal of thoughtfulness In pre
senting the dollars presented by the
winning sides to Leon Young, a pa
tient at the county hospital whose ex
penses are being paid largely by the
Baptist church. The gift was a very
generous one and certainly will be ap
preciated by the helpless patient.
Spring and Summer Necessities
We have some extra special values in every department to
offer during the month of May. We want you to come and see
for yourself. It will mean a Money-Saving to you to inspect our
stock before you make your Spring and Summer purchases.
Our efforts are to make truthful statements about the kind of
merchandise we have to offer. Our intentions are to only offer
Merchandise of Quality.
We want you to visit our store and see of what interest it
will be to you.
Extra special values for the price in the very latest styles.
Ladies' fine Panama Skirts in the very latest styles, worth
$4.50, special value .$4.00
Ladies' all wool serge Skirts in blue and black, worth $G.00.
Ladies' fine all wool serge Skirts in several styles, worth
$7.00 and $7.50. special value.$6.00 and $6.50
Big assortment of Ladies' Skirts in all the popular colors
at.$7.50 and $8.50
NEW LINE OF LADIES' LINEN Sl'ITS.
We have some extra good styles in Ladies' Linen Suits
that we air offering at.$7.50, $9.00 and $10.00
LADIES' LINEN DUSTERS.
We have just what you should have for the lud summer
months, special values at.$3.00, $5.00 and $7.50
We have a great many extra good values to offer in Men's
Clothing. You can get just what you want and will save
money by seeing our lino before you make your spring pur
Read these prices:
$15.00 values al
$15.00 values at
$17.50 values at
$20.00 values at
$22.50 values at
Big line of the newest designs in men's Shirts. Wc want
you to see just what we have. No one will give you better
styles and values than wc an- show ing at_$1.00 and $1.50
Now is your time to get the correct style in Men's and
Hoys' Straw Hats. We arc showing the latest styles and at
prices that will please you.
We have a great many Special Values to offer all Ladies who
are interested in buying Summer Millinery. We try to keep up
with the correct styles and feel sure that no one can give better
values than we have to offer. You make up your mind just what
you care to pay for your hat and we will give you the best value
that you can find. Come let us show you.
OUTFITTERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Laurens, 5. C.