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HUMAN CHILDREN WITH FATHER
DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Highly Colored Description of Trans
fer of Children Sent out from Edge*
Held and Later Denied by Brother
of D. IL Tillman, Jr.
Colombia, Dec. 2G.?Under tbe ngreo
ment between 13. H. Tillnian, Jr., and
his divorced wife. Mrs. Lucy Dugas.
the two little children of this couple
went today to spend ft week with the?
father at Trenton. About, this matter
the local afternoon newspaper car
ried the following this afternoon as o
special from Edgcflcld:
"Crying piteonsly and calling for
their mother, at the same time resist
ing vigorously, the Tillnian children.
Douschka and Sarah !Jtavk, who. by
order of the Supreme Court, shall
spend a week at Christmas time Witt
their father, B. R. Tillman, Jr., of
Trenton, were given to their father
"Mrs. Lucy Frances Dugas, mother
of the children, did not give the chil
dren to her divorced husband. She re
mained at her home, Edgewood, near
Edgcflcld, and sent the children to a
drug store in the town accompanied
Ly a nurse and friend. B. R. TJJJman,
Jr., accompanied by his brother and
attorney, H. C. Tillnian. of Greenwood,
came to Edgefleld in a buggy and got
"Sarah Stark Tillman. the young
l est girl, cried loudly and resisted be
ing transferred from one buggy to
another. The oldest girl was more
composed and did not offer any re
sistance, though she cried.
"Immediately after securing his
Children Tillman and his brother drove
in the direction of Trenton. The chil
dren continued crying as they were
carried out of the town.
"A 'arge crowd witnessed the trans
fer of the children. It was a new thing
to historic Edgefleld and interest was
"By order of the Supreme Court
Tillman can keep the children a week
during the Christmas holidays and at
certain other tim^s. When the attor
neys representing both sides conferred
h"re several weeks ago In regard to !
fixing the order of the Court, Mrs. Du
gas asked that she he allowed to have
the children for Christmas Day. Till- ;
man's attorneys refused the request. (
Being unable to agree on this and sev
eral other points, the attorneys ap- <
peared, informally, before the Supreme
Court, and that tribunal directed that
the mother should have the children
for Christmas Day, but that they
should be given the father the day
"Mrs. Dugas planned to make her
children's last day at her home a hap
py one and she did it. A great Christ
mas tree was given them yesterday,
and it was loaded down with pres
ents from many friends.
"There were no presents from B. R.
Tillman. Jr. The tree was set in the
old parlor at Edgewood, the historic
home of Governor Francis Bickens.
Dozens of candles lighted up the tree
and the large parlor and the scene was
beautiful. The old parlor at Edge
wood has not been the scene of such
merriment since the days of the fif
ties, when the belles and beaux of that
time danced at the great balls the
Plckenses used to give. Several small
friends of the two Tlllrnan girls were
Invited to share the pleasure and all
of th*> children made things merry.
"Old Hanta Claus did not forget the
Tlllrnan children and he made their*
hearts happy by bringing them many
dolls and toys."
Under the agreement between the
parents, Mr. Tlllrnan will have the
children for a week at this season,
when they will be returned to the
care and custody of their mother, Mrs.
Says Children are Happy.
To the Editor of The State:
I hare seen the story published in
Thursday's Record and Friday's News
and Courier with reference to the
Tillman children. I havo made it my
rule to practice law in tho courts and
not In the newspapers, and it is my
habit to ignore newspaper articles
which reflect on me or my family. But
this story in so full of error and false
hood that I can not allow It to go un
corrected. Tho Tillman family has
too many friends In South Carolina
and our affections for these little chil
dren is such that it would he unfair
to allow them to be used as an Instru
ment with which to put us in a false
From the beginning tho desire of
the Tlllmans has been to avoid as far
as possible allpubilcity or notoriety in
this matter. Tho young lives of these
children have already been crossed
by too many shadows for them now to
be made tho target of misrepresenta
tion or slander. When Mr. DePass,
representing Mrs. Dugas. and I. rep
resenting my brother, had our confer
ence in Columbia about ten days ago,
ho expressed the fear that the children
would refuse to go to Trenton
and Would create a scene. In view of
the sworn statement of Mrs. Dugas
that she had not taught the children to
hale their father or his people, I
thought the fears of Mr. DePass un
founded and told him so. Shortly af
terwards I received a letter from De
Pass & DePass stating that the chil
dren would he sent to Penn's drug
store in Edgefleld at 10:30 on the
morning of December 20. 1 then sus
pected that it was the intention to give
the anticipated "scene" as public a
setting as possible and have it writ
ten up in graphic style for the pur
pose of creating sentiment against
the decision of the court in allowing
the children to spend a part of the
time with their father in Senator Tin
man's home at Trenton.
For the sake of these innocent little
children, who can not protect them
ecIvcs from the designs of other peo
ple, I wrote at once to DePass & De
Pass protesting against the choice of
such a public place and asking for
the sake of peace and decency that
the children be sent to some other
place and also that they designate any
private residence in Edgefleld, or If
preferable we would send a mutual
friend out to Edge wood to get the
children in a quiet, decent way.
If 1 had my files at Greenwood I
would like to publish this letter, be
cause it would show our attitude In
the matter better than anything that
can now be said.
To this letter I have had no reply
from DePass & DePass or any one
else. Consequently my brother and I
went yesterday morning to the ap
pointed place?Penn's drug store on
the square at Edgefleld. The children
were brought there and we received
them from the i.egro nurse who ac
companied them. Neither child made
any resistance and the older child did
not cry at all. The younger one crle I
for her nurse to accompany her to
Trenton (as was natural). At no time
did either one of the children cry for
their mother, but the younger one was
crying for the nurse who was with
her at the time. Before we bad driven
200 yards she had stopped crying and
we drove on to Trenton.
There were several people In and
around the drug store at the appoint
ed time, but I have no way of knowing
if they were there to see the transfer
5f the children, ("crti lnly we had told
no one to be there, nor had we made
public where or when the children
were to be delivered to us.
My brother naturally sent no pres
ents to the house of his former wife
He had been told by her that he can
not go there even to see his children
when they are sick and whether or
not he shall have the privilege is now
before the supreme court. His Christ
mas gifts and manner of giving are
private masters with which the public
has no concern, but It will not. be
amiss to add that the children are now
at hH home In Trenton, and that he
and his family are enjoying .their
presence. It has been a long tlmo
since I have seen three happier chil
dren than these little girls and my
ov/n little child. It would be hard for
a stranger to believe, that It has been
three years since they were together
at their grandfather's.
The public knows ere this that we
have been as patient es possible tn
this matter and out of feeling for these
little innocent girls we hnve allowed
to go unanswered many of the false
hoods which have been published In
this case. But fair-minded people
must be disgusted with this latest at
tempt to stage so sacred a thing as a
child's love for its parents to create
a maudlin sympathy when It can not
accomplish anything save the further
exploiting of these little children.
The supreme court has decided this
lease and has exercised much wisdom
> Its decision. It Is the intention of
my brother to live up to the letter and
spirit of that decree, hut I can not
allow any one to put him In nn nbso-J
lutcly false light without entering a
vigorous denial, and It might as well
be understood once nnd for all that
none of us Intend to allow these little
girls to be lied on or made tho pawn*
in an unfair attempt to make the peo
ple believe that they would naturally
hate Iheii paternal relations. We re
sent and will resent any attempt to
create false sentiment at tho expense
of the present and future wolfare of
these two little girls.
H. C. Tlllman.
Trenton, Dec. 27.
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you will give us a liberal
share of your trade next
year. We shall ever en
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Happy New Year.
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Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts
prompt attention given to all business.
Tho Books of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection of
State County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year. 1912. at the
reasurer's Otllce from October 15th.
to December 31st. 1012. After Decem
ber Slot, one per out will be added.
After January ..1st, two per ceut. w 11
be added, and alter February 28th.,
seven per cent, will be added till tho
15th day of March, 1913, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Township are requested to
call for receipts In each of the several
Townships In which the property la
located. Tills Is Important, as addition
al cost and penalty may be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 60 years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax" of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
50 years of age. Commutation Road
Tax $1.50 in lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
For State purposes.5% mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mtlls
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Road and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House Bonds .- ..2 mills
Special Schools?Laurens Township.
Laurens No. 11.7 ?Iiis
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnle No. 3.5 mills
Baileys No. 4 .. .:.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 6.2 mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Special Schools?Youngs Township.
Youngs No. 3.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.4 mills
Youngs No. 4.4 mills
Youngs No. 5.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.15 mills
Lanford No. 10.6M? mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Central No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Dials Township.
Green Pond No. 1.4 mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloh No. 3.4 mills
Gray Court-Owlngs No. 5 .. ..4 mills
Barksdale No. 6.2 mills
Dials Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.15 mills
Merna No. 8.2 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
Mt. Betnel No. 2 ..3 mills
Princeton No. 1 ..3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.4 mills
Rabun No. 4.4 mills
Hendersonvllle No. 5.4 mills
Friendship No. 6.2% mills
Brewerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R. Bonds 4 mills
Merna No. 8.2 mills
Special Schools?Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 14.4 mills
Mt Gallagher No. 1.3 mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Ekom No. 3.4 mills
Centerpoint No. 4.2 mills
Oak vllle No. 5.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6.2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Reedy Grove No. 8 .. r.2 mills
Special Schools ?Cross Hill Township
Cross Hill No. 13.6 mills
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 5.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Hunter Township.
Mountvlllc No. 16.4V4 mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mllle
Hunter No. 3.2 mills
Clinton No. 5.6 mills
Hunter No. 8.3 mills
Wadsworth No. 4.2 mills
Special Schools?Jacks Township.
Odells No. 6.3 mills
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schools?Scuffietown Township
Langston Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuffietown No. 1.2 mills
Lanford No. 10.6V6 mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mail by check, money order, etc.
Persons Bending in lists of names to
be taken off are requested to send
them early; and give the Township of
each, as the Treasurer is vory busy
during the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG,
. County Treasurer.
October 2, 1912.?td.
Take notice that on the 27th day
of December, wo will render a final
account of our acts and doings as
Administrators of the estate of R. J.
Adalr, deceased, In the otllce of the
Judge of, Probate of Laurens county
at 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the same
day will apply for a final discharge
from (/iir trust as Administrators.
AnV person Indebted to said estate
ar.' notified and required to make pay
ment v?n that date; and all persons
haying claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred. >
Mrs. Minnie C. Adnlr,
Rhett P. Adalr,
Take notice that on the 20th day of
January, 1013. I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministratrix of the estate of J. O.
Ph'lllpa, deceased, In the office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county
at 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the same
day will iapply for a final discharge
from myjtrur.1 as Administratrix.
Any \pA-aon Indebted to said estate
arc i'oHfl4d and required to make pay
mem, on/that date; nnd nil persons
havlualegilittfl agalnPt said estate will
present Ihom on or before snld date,
duly pA/vnn, or be forever barred.
Mrs. Annie Boyd Phillips,