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For Clerk of Court.
I heroby offer myself as a candi
date for the office of Clerk of Court
of Laurens county, pledging myself
to abide by the platform of tho dem
ocratic party and to support the nom
C. A. POWER.
The friends of Mr. Ohas P. Drook3
hereby announce him a candidate for
the office of Clerk of Court of Laurens
county, and pledge him to abldo by the
results of tho Democratic primary and
to support tho nominees thereof.
To tho voters of Laurons County:
Fully appreciating your support In
the past and with my record as a
public official before you, I take
pleasure in announcing myself a can
didate for re-election for Clerk of
Court for Laurens County, S. C, and
?will abide the result of tho Democrat
JOHN F. BOLT.
The friends of Mr. R. O. Halraton
heroby place his name before the peo
p'o of I*aurens county for the office
of Coroner, pledging him to abide by
the principles of the democratic party
and to support the nominees thereof.
I hereby offer myself as a candi
date for re-election to the office of
auditor of Laurens county and prom
ise to abide by the platform of the
democratic party and to support the
J. WADDY THOMPSON.
For County Commissioner.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for County Commissioner of
Laurens County, subject to tho result
of the Democratic primary election.
J. B. 11 ITT.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Commsision
er of Laurens county subject to the
result of the Democratic primary elec
T. MAC ROPER.
Having been solicited by numerous
friends, I hereby offer myself for re
election to the office of County Com
missioner far Laurens county, subject
to the democratic primary.
W. F. BAILEY.
I hereby announce mywelf a candi
date for the office of Sheriff of Lau
rens county, subject to the result of
the Democratic primary.
W. S. BAGWELL.
I hereby offer myself as a candidate
for Sheriff of Laurens County and
pledge myself to abide by the results
of the Democratic primary.
.1. THOMAS PEDEN.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for re-election to the office of
Sheriff of Laurens county, pledging
myself to abide by the platform of
the Democratic party and to support
the nominees thereof.
JOHN D. OWINGS.
? or State Senator.
At the urgent request of friends, I
have consented to become a candidate
for the office of state Senator for Lau
rens county. I will abide the result
of tho democratic primary election.
O. P. OOODWIN.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the ofllco of Senator
from this county, pledging myself to
abide by the platform of the Demo
cratic party and to support the nom
R. D. BOYD.
For House of Re prescntatiYes.
I hereby announce inyscU k ct.r.',l
date for tue House of Reproscntatives
from Laurens county ami pledge my
self to abide by the results of the
W. R. RICHEY, SB.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
re-election to the house of representa
tives of Laurens county, subject to
results of the Democratic primary
J. II. Miller, M. D.
1 hereby announce myself a candi
date for tho office of representative
from this county in the legislature of
the state subject to tho rules of the
II. S. BLACK WELL.
The friends of Joseph O. Sullivan,
of Tumbling Shoals, respectfully sug
gest him as a suitable candidate for
th?i House of Roprcsentattves, and
can vouch for his lntorest In the wel
fare of tho common people. Subject
to result of Primary Election.
College of Charleston
128th Year begins September 27
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 5, at 9
It offers courses In Ancient and
Modern Languages, Mathematics, His
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Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and En
Courses for B. A., B. S., and B. 8. de
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A free tuition scholarship to each
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Expenses reasonable. Terms and
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Simpson, Cooper ? Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all 8tate Courts
prompt attention given to all business.
Warrant Issued (hurging Greenville
Mini With Seduction of Little Girl
Inmate?Victim Was Under Fourteen
Greenville, May 150.?In consequence
of a mooting of the board of trustees
of tho Soutli Carolina Odd Follows
orphanage) held in this city Wednes
day night, a warrant was Issued today
for tho arrest of T. U. Vaughn, for
mer superintendent of tho orphan
homo, charging him with rape upon
tho person of an orphan girl, an In
mato of the homo of which he had
charge. The warrant has been placed
In the hands of Sheriff J. Perry Poole
for service, but as yet he has been
unable to apprehend the accused.
The affair has created a sensation
In circles where It has become known,
for Vaughn was prominent In church
work and was looked upon as a de
vout Christien man. The few who
have loarnod accusatlous against tho
young man oxpress themselves as
"thunderstruck" and is the next
breath express tho bitterest Indigna
Hoard Issues Statement.
Concerning tho matter, a member
of tho board of trustees who took the
lead in the Investigation leading up to
the swearing out of the warrant
against Vaughn, dictated the follow
ing statement to this correspondent:
"About two weeks ago the board of
trustees learned that former Supt. T.
P. Vaughn was charged of some very
serious conduct. A full Investigation
was made and Mr. Vaughn was sum
moned before tho board. lie came
and denied the charges and we dis
"A subsequent meeting of the board
was called and Mr. Vaughn was
sought to be served with a notice to
attend the meeting by mail and other
wise, but could not be reached. His
family have not been at home In the
city for two weeks. Ills brother, a
student at Furman university, Is said
to occupy the house at night, and told
the messenger of the board of trus
tees that T. P. Vaughn bad gone
"A meeting of the trustees having
been set for May 2!? and having been
unable to reach Mr. Vaughn, a war
rant has been sworn out for his ar
rest, charging an unmentionable of
fense wit It one of the inmates of the
orphan home. This warrant was plac
ed in the hands of Sheriff .1. Perry
Poole. but lip to the present he has
not apprehended Vaughn. ,
Letters Sent to Lodges.
"The board did hot care to make
any public announcement, but ru
mors having been published already
the salient facts are now given out.
Grand Master James H. Craig. ( f An
derson, will Immediately address per
sonal letters to all the lodges of the
state, so that any uncertainty In the
minds of the members may be set at
rest. This letter will he read in all
the lodges and will not he published
in the newspapers. It will he an ofll
clal statement concerning the entire
At the time the alleged offense Is
sal' > have been committed the girl
was under 14 years of age. This be
ing under the age of consent, the of
fense, should It he proven, Is punish
able by death.
Fo?" a number of years Vaughn was
superintendent of the Odd Fellows or
phanage, situated four miles west of
Greenville on the Easley bridge road.
Last January he resigned. ?Spartan
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PROtJD OF TIIK HONOR,
Samael Hyde Rejoices Over the
Fame Attached to Being the First
Person Legally Electrocuted in
Anderson, Juno 1.?"I think i am
entitled to be the first person In South
Carolina to go to the electric chair.
I am the oldest prisoner under death
sentenco in the State," was the declar
ation made today by Samuel N. Hyde,
tho wife murderer, when asked in the
court of sessions by Judge Prince If ho
had anything to say why the death
sentence should not be Imposed on
Judge Prince told Hyde he was dis
posed to accede to his request, but
that he did not know whon tho elec
tric chair would be ready for busi
ness. The contract calls for the in
stallation of the chair by June 21.
Judge Prince said that tbero may bo
[some delay In carrying out the con
tract. Hyde remarKed that he did
not believe there would be any de
lay, that the chair manufacturers
would certainly live up to their con
t trnct. Judge Prince then said to
Hyde that he did not think he (Hydo)
would want to be the one to be ex
perimented on; that tho first execu
tion might be a bunglesome job. A
smile broko over Hyde's face when
the court used the word "bungle
some." and replied that some one had
to be experimented on, and that he
was willing to be that one. "1 think
I am entitled to be the first In the
State, and I ask that you give mo
this privilege." Judge Prince stated
again that be did not know whether
tho chair would be In readiness by
June 21, and that if be sentenced him
to die at that time there may be
some delay nnd this would necessi
tate the imposition of another sen
tence at the next term of criminal
Hyde Inquired if Judge Prince
knew when the first execution al
ready pronounced will take place.
Judge Prince said he did not know
for certain, but that there nre several
persons in the State under sentence
to die in the chair. Hyde then said
"How ahout the 2Sth of June? That
Is on a Friday."
Fifth of July the Date.
Judge Prince stated that he would
have to allow for a reasonable delay
in putting in the chair. He then pro
nounced the death sentenco, tho day
of execution being the fifth of July,
the hour being between 10 o'clock in
the forenoon and 2 o'clock In the
Ulster) of Crime.
On tin; night of July IS, 1911,
I Samuel Hyde, who was an engineer
by trade and who was separated from
his wife by her father who claimed
unfaithfulness and bad treatment,
forced an entrance Into tho house of
\V. V. Boasley, .Mrs. Hyde's father. He
proceeded to the room occupied by
his wife, and as she lay In bed be
opened fire on her with a pistol. The
shots caused instant death. Mrs.
Hyde's little sister, who was in bed
with her, was also severely wounded,
two balls Hiking her. Hyde declar
ed that this was not intentional. l\j
then turned to go out the door and
depart. As he was passing through
tho door Mr. Heasley, father of Mrs.
Hyde, who had been awakened by the
shots, appeared In the hall. He
grappled with Hyde. Hyde's pistol
w..s empty, but he managed to put In
one bullet. He then shot Mr. lleasley
through tho heart, bis death also re
Intended to Suicide.
Hyde says ho intended to shoot him
self, hut. ho did not hnvo time as a
crowd was gathering, lie bolted out
of the house by the back window he
entered through, and hid himself in a
Ibid of corn near the Orr mill village.
He was near the main road leading to
the city, nnd when he saw Sheriff
King coming in his buggy, he emerg
ed from tho field, and called to tho
sheriff to stop; that ho was the man
When Hyde's case was called for
trial last September he entered a plea
of guilty upon bis arralgnmnt.
Judge Prince, the presiding Judge, re
fused to accept such a plea, and ap
pointed Leon Is. Rice, of the local
bar to defend the prisoner. Monoma
nia was the plea advanced by Mr.
Rice, but the Jury found Hyde guilty
of murder. He was sentenced to
hang on Octobor 20, but this sentence
was stayed pending an appeal to the
supreme court. That tribunal refus
ed to Interfero with the Judgment of
tho lower court, and remanded the
case for resontence.
Has Repented of Cl
In the menntlmellyde says he has
repented; that he Is sorry that he
committed the horrible crimes. He
has been baptized in the First Bap
tist church, having been taken to the
church by the sheriff on the order of
tho court. He declares that he is at
peace with his maker, and that he
will meet his wife?tho only woman
he has ever loved?In Heaven. His
little son Is In an orphanage at Co
lumbia and Hyde will probably re
quest that ho be allowed to sco him
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NOTICE OF V.l.VA TIOK,
Mali- of South ( arollna,
Count) of Lauren*.
Whereas, petitions ?Jxfifd by ? JJ
numbor of the qualified eleet/zm ao^
free-holdors residing i?i y*yj/.*r?: ;v u/>o
District No. <;, Lauren* cwniy
Carolina. uhklfij< for ?r. < ^' io;< '/.vv/j ,
the question of voting * ?wo f?) will]
special tax in*/? ;/f/:<*/v/ :r> ts?i?j
school district U) he ??.>?<*, !>,? */ >,'s>l
purposcH Iihvo been ni?-d ?rJth the"
County Board of Kdueetlr/fl g/j <? ?'?:?,.'.
Is hereby ordered UPOfl B*M ') l*}H%iOn
said election to be r*?-j*i o/? ths >:/?o
day of ./une, ,->12, n? SCfrftcH ti'/'ix*. nr.
der the mann*'*"?'n? of ?r,* *> f.oo: '/ <*
teen of said SCbOOl dla'fp-'
Only such *sl#f:*^*r? M rdtHf/l
or personal orooirty for taVfttfftfl gild
who exhibit thalr tax ;#/:*il(y?? Ifld rM
istratbvn CATtlflcatlM as reYJUffaVl In
the g*ri*ral ?leCtkrfl ?hall hi allowed
Those who favor Ol? two mill addi
tional tax shall vot* a ballot. eootaln
Ing tha word "YKH" written or print
ed theruori. Th/*sa agalrmt tha two
mill tax shall vote a ballot containing
the word "No" vfrltten or printed
tharaon. folia shall open at tha hour
of 8 o'clock In tha forenoon and shall
remain open until thr> hour of 4 o'clock
In the afternoon whan they shrill close
and tha ballots be counted.
The trustees shall report tha result
of the election to the county auditor
within ten days thereafter.
OKO. L PITTS.
By order of ho County Hoard of
LOW ROUND TRIP RATES
Washington, D. C,
Account Unveiling of Columbus Monument,
June 8th, 1912
(Rates Open to Everybody)
Air Line Railway
Tickets will be sold from principal stations on
SKA HOARD and connecting lines June 5th, 6th
and 7th. Final limit June 12th, 1912, unless de
posited at Washington for extension. Will cost
$1.00 to extend limit until July 12th, 1912.
Rates from Chester. S. C,. $13.55
Rates from Carlisle, 44 . 14.05
Rates from Clinton, 44. 14.90
Rates from Greenwood, S. C,. 15.75
Rates from Abbeville, S. C,. 16.60
Rates from Calhoun Fails, S. C, 16.60
Proportionately low rates from other stations.
See that your ticket reads via SEABOARD. Ac
count of convenient schedules the trip to Wash
ington may be made in one day or one night.
Ask SEABOARD Agents or write,
W. B. Gresham, Fred Geissler,
T. P. A. A. G. P. A.