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VOLUME XXVIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1913. NUMBER 24
EXTRA TERM Ol COURT
NOW BEING HELD
Judge George E. Prince, of
THE LAWSON CASE
COMES UP TO-DAY
Grand Jury Make* Final Presentment
of the. Year, Touching on It'egulntion
Of Automobile Speeding and'also up
on Itaising of Reedy ttlver Bridge.
The special term of the court of
general sessions is being held this
week, Judge Gco. B. Prince, of Ander
son, presiding. Ex-Clerk of Court
John F. Holt occupied the clerk's desk
for the first day, after which he turn
ed It over to the new clerk of court,
Mr. C. A. Power, Although going into
office at a very trying time, In the
middle of a court session, everything
has moved along under Mr." Power
very smoothly, five cases being tried
and disposed of yesterday besides
tour others where pleas of guilty
were entered. Mr. T. E. Walker, the
newly appointed court stenographer
has been doing very efficient work for
the first two days, being assisted in
the first few days of court by Mr. C.
It. Smith, of Anderson. The other of
ficers of the court are in their ac
Trial of Hanson.
The case of most general interest
to be tried at this term will he that
of Robert \V. Lawson, charged with
murder, who killed his father, W.
Frank Lawson, on the streets
of Clinton October 28th. This case
will come up for trial this morning.
The grand jury, In its presentment
found below, recommends that some
action bo taken as to the speeding of
motor driven vehicles, it also direct:
the attention of the court to the con
dition of the Reedy River bridge at
Tumbling Shoals, now too low follow
ing the raising of the water level by
the Sullivan Power company,
. Cases Tried.
The following cases have been dis
posed of so far:
'State vs. Hen Hill: assault and
battery with intent to kill, plead guil
ty, sentenced to one year or fine of
Tow Watts. Assalt. and Bat. with
Int. to kill, not guilty.
Rich Puckett: burglary, guilty with
recommendation to mercy.
Joe Berry: larceny, guilty.
Fletcher Moseley: using In rse with
out owner's consent, six months or
William Woody: car-breaking and
larceny, by direction of the court, a
verdict of not guilty was rendered.
William Shields Barksdalc: car
breaking and larceny, plead guilty,
John Wallace: soliciting emigrants,
guilty, nine months.
Jim Irby: Assit and Bat, with fnt.
lo kill, guii y, two years
Jim McCoys Asslt and Bat. with
Int. to kill, guilty, eighteen months.
Joe B?rry: houso breaking and lar
ceny, guilty, nine months.
Rich Puckett: burglary, guilty, mo
tion for new trial made.
Grand Jury Presentment.
The following is the presentment
of the grand jury:
To the Presiding Judge:
The grand Jury in attendance on
this term of the court of general ses
sions for Laurens county, makes this,
their final presentment:
First?Wc have passed on all bills
handed us foi consideration by the
Second?That it has been called to
our attention that the bridge across
Reedy River at Tumbling Shoals Is
too low since the erection of dam
of Sullivan Power company near the
bridge and we recommend that said
bridge b<> raised at once so that public
travel may not be Impeded,
Third We desire to call to the at
tention of the court of the reckless
driving of automobiles and motor cy
cles on the public highways of the
county. Some stop? should be taken
looking to the con.'-lion of this evil
before some grave accident - results
In conclusion We thank the court
and all the court official8 for cour
tesies extended us.
John A. Krank.-. Foreman.
i RECTOR CALLED
liev. Sanders It. Guignard, formerly]
of Anderson, to be Hector of Luu
renn und Ne wherry Churches.
Rev. Sanders R. Guignard, until re
cently pastor of the Episcopal church
at Anderson, has received a call from
the Episcopal church here and at New
berry and has accepted the call. He
held the first services here Sunday
morning the congregation turning out
In full force to extend him f. welcome.
He preached a very able sermon and
made a distinct impression upon his
hearers. Resides having a very force
ful manner, Mr. Quignai'd lias a pe
culiarly cordial and affable manner
which will doubt less make him num
erous friends outside of his own con
Concerning Rev. Mr. Guignard, the
Anderson Daily Mail had the follow
ing to say in announcing his depart
"Rev. Sanders R. Guignard. who has
been rector of Grace Episcopal church
here for the past three years, has re
signed to become rector of the Epis
copal churches at Laurens and New
berry. He has already taken up his
work there, but will continue to re
Bide here for the next two or three
weeks?until arrangements have been
made for his removal to Laurens.
Mr. Guignard is a son of ("apt. .lohn
G. Guignard of Columbia, and attend
ed the South Carolina college, gradu
ating In the class of 1888. Subsequent
ly he attended the Virginia Seminary
at Alexandria and was admitted to
priesthood in the Protestant Episcopal
church. He came to Anderson from
Greensboro, N. C. and has labored here
for three years.
Mr. Guignard has taken a deep in
terest in the upbuilding of Anderson
and lias been very much interested in
every public enterprise In the city. lb
was for a while president of the local
ministerial union, and he organized
and was president of the alumni of the
South Carolina University. Ho is
generally regarded as a high type of
man and a line citizen.
Friends in Anderson wish for Mr.
Guignard much success in his new
Held of labor."
POWER TAKES CHARGE,
New Clerk of Court Took over the
Oflice und Hooks Yesterday Morn
Mr. C. A. Power, who was elected
clerk of court at the last election,
went into ofllco yesterday. Mr. John
P. Bolt turning over the books at
the opening of the day. Mr. Bolt as
sisted Mr. Power for awhile yesterday
morning in getting things Into shape.
Yesterday was a busy day in the court
of general sessions, which is now be
ing held, but everything went as
smoothly as could be expected.
Mr. Power stated that he was not
ready to make any announcement as
to his assistant in the office, but he
stated that his brother. Mr. W. S.
Power, would be with him for the
Mr. Austin Abei'Cl'omblo and Mr.
.1. II. Hitt, the two new county com
missioners, were also to go into of
fice yesterday. As no meeting of the
county commissioners was held, no
formal transfer of authority took place
"HOBO KING" AT SCHOOL HOUSE.I
Unique Entertainment to be Given in
School Auditorium Friday Evening
Supt. B, I.. Jones has arranged with
'.Ex-llobo Kinn", who is said to have
been seven times around the world,
to give one of his unique entertain
ments at thr school house Thursday
evening, beginning at 8 o'clock. Th ?
ex-hobo says that after ninny years
of wandering lie has settled down and
quit the road. He Is now going about
the country paying his own fare und
delivering lectures in the effort to
keep young and overspirlted fellows
from leaving home. In addition to
giving In an Interesting manner this
valuable advice to the young folks, he
gives an ontortninlng program -of
poems and amusing stories.
Not only will young men and boys
be Interested In this entertainment,
but it Is expected that the ladies and
older people as wll will find the even
ing one of great enjoyment.
The proceeds from the entertain*
ment are to 1)0 divided between the
hob? king and the graded school. The
price of admission will be 10 and 15
AGAINST HOOK WORM
Special Officers of the Slate Hoard of
Health to Conduct Campaign in This
A campaign of education on and
treatment of the hook worm disease
is to be conducted in this county for
six weeks, beginning Tuesday. January
21st. Dr. P. M. Routh, of the state
hoard of health, was In the city last
week making arrangements for the
campaign and he will return in time
lo take active charge of the work. Six
dispensaries or stations for the treat
ment of the diseaseswlll be established
In the county at the following places:
Every Tuesday at Dr. Bryson's of
fice. Gray Court.
Every Wednesday, at the Mayor's
Every Thursday, at the Magistrate's
ofllce. Cross Hill.
Every Friday, at Dr. Donnan's ofllce,
Every Saturday, at the court house.
All examinations and treatment will
be free of charge to anyone applying
to the doctors in charge of the dis
pensaries. Since this campaign is car
ried on at public expense, it Is not
to be taken for granted that only poor
people are subject to the disease. It
has been found that out of the two
million people In the south affected
with the disease, that it is prevalent
among the rich, as well as the poor,
though It has been found that people
who are closely confined are more
subject to it than others. It. has also
been found that white people are more
subject to it than negroes. The dis
ease is not a loathsome one nor is it
caused by uncleanly surroundings, but
every class of people is subject to it.
It has been found that a large per
centage of college students are afflict
ed with It. Since it is no reflection
upon the habits or cleanliness of those
affected with it, the physicians have
little difficulty In having the people
come forward and have themselves
examined. As this county is not sup
posed to be as widely affected with it
;.s many other counties, the physicians
in charge are hoping to be able to dis
cover and treat nearly every case In
the county. They are particularly
anxious that the people of the coun
ty cooperate with them in every way
possible so that all who might be af
fected might visit the dfispensaries
and be treated.
The most common symptom of the
disease is the possession of that
"tired".' or wornout feeling, though
there are other symptoms that are
equally pronounced if brought to the
attention. The Advertiser will print
a full discussion of tdie disease before
the campaign begins January 21st. In
the meantime, it is expected that the
subject will be fully discussed and
that when the physicians arrive those
who think they are affected will visit
HEED I INK MEETING.
Installation Exercises K, of l\ Marked
hy Great Interest and Knthusiusni.
The regular meeting last Monday
of the Laurens Dodge, Knights of
Pythias, was devoted to the installa
tion of officers. The members pres
ent Monday night expressed them
selves as unusually pleased with the
fine bunch of officers elected for the
coining year and they are highly op
timistic over the bright prospects for
the Now Year. Following the instal
lation, many of the members pres
ent gave short addresses, each ex
pressing in a very enthusiastic man
ner their belief that nineteen-thirtee."
would be a banner year for the lodge.
At this meeting it was decided' to
:nvite the District LcdgG 10 moot With
?he Laurens lodge at its fall bossIou.
For this purpose the delegates to the
District mooting In Lnndrum wore
instructed tr. extend the Invitation..
V Slight Kitr(li((iiukft
A very distinct earthquake shock
was fell by the people in this vicinity
last Wednesday evening about 1:30
o'clock. The shocks lasted for sev
eral seconds and produced consider
able uneasiness among quite a num
ber of people, Several men ran out
ol* the stores to avoid being Injured,
although nO walls were damaged, The
area of the oirthfiuftke was confined
almost entirely to the Piedmont re
gion of South Carolina, though seismic.
Instruments elsewhere recorded the
< arth's tremors.
NOW LOOMING UP
Present Mayor ami .lolin M. Cannon
are Aspirants for the Office.. Alder
inftnic liacc also bctrlnning to Got
Col. .lohn M. Cannon stated yes
terday to a representative of The
Advertiser that after considering
the matter for several months, he had
come to the definite conclusion to
make the race for mayor, the election
for which comes off in March. Mayor
C. M. Baut) has stated all along that
it was his intention to run again, so
it is decided that two at least will be
In the race. Mr. Cannon stated that
he had not formulated any platform,
but that he was for an economical ad
ministration and fair play to every
body, rich and poor alike, and that he
would see that every citizen was given
a square deal. Other than that he had
nothing else to say for the present.
Mr. Rabb's views are well known to
the voters and he will run ?pon his
past record during three terms of of
The aldermanic campaign is also
beginning to "touch up" a little. The
races in the different wards promise to
be somewhat lively. Among those
who have definitely decided to run
are Messrs. .1. I). Watts, 1.. O. Hires,
W. H. Washington, T. O. Trnynhnm
and probably all of the present alder
men. Others might be revolving the
question in their minds, but they have
not spoken out in meeting yet.
From early indications', it seems
that the principal battle cry will be
"an economical administration."
LAND SALES MONDAY.
Jnnnar) Snlcsday drew Largest crowd
of Any Snlcsday Recently. Many
Last Monday being the rogulnr
January snlcsday and the first of the
year, a large crowd from over the
county enmi into Laurens. It was one
of the largest s.ilesdav crowds sect: in
the city in many years. Resides the
attraction of land sales, many came to
be present at the Opening of the spe
cial term of court. An unusually
large number of tracts of land woi")
scheduled to be sold and most of the
dirt brought ?ro'?d prices. The fol
lowing truot? were sold:
The Rhodt s Land, Dials township,
10 acres, to L. Z. Wilson.
Spring Orovo plantation, 1-7 acres,
('loss IliM 'cwnship, to Mrs. L, E.
Hill for $2:;oo.oo
The Lawson I rid in three tracts?
The S^'tO" place, I 0 acres, near
Lanford. to .1. M. DeShlelde, for $0.
ir.0.00; second tract. r?8 acres. Kcufile
town, to T. E. Lawson for $447.50;
and 251 acres. Scnffletown, to T. E.
Lawson for $'.'500.00,
17 lots near Watts Mill to Vance
Irby and Albert Dial for $157.00.
lots near Watts Mill to W. R.
RlChoy, .Jr.. for $22.50.
.". lots near Watts Mi!! to John F.
Bolt for $12.00.
Weathers land in Dials township,
71 acres, to NY. A. Putnam for $Sp0.<i0.
The Browning land was all bought
by Mrs. Ceo. A. Drowning, Jr., be
ing divided as follows:
The Darre Place. JIT acres, $1<I50.00.
The Crimes PlacC, 10 acres. $:>,00.00.
The Crawford Place, 10 acres.
The Rook Place, 400 acre;, $5001.00,
The Lepford Place. 102 acres. SIOOO.
The Denson Place, 160 acres, $1200.
The Teagce Place, 300 acres, $2000.
One half life interest in Sober place
of sor. acres for $1,500.00. ?
Two houses and lots in the City of
Laurens bought by Thos. M. Shaw for
Some of the Interesting Events SchctL
nh i| for Thursdnj.
The Pathe weekly for this Thun day
! lias some unusually interesting and
attractive scenes. There are ten in
all. Among them v\Ui he the follow
F i n Glen, Mo. Locomotive of a
Missouri Pacific passenger, travelling
70 miles on hour, have; the rails ami
? wrecks the train killing two trainmen.
Coney Island The MtU'di-OrUS l>a
ratio of gorgeous floats and maskers
in fantastic costume.
New York Giants and cubs playing
ball on Polo grounds.
Paris?The newest fall fashions.
The pi ire-, are alvva. s the same for
over) day in tho Wook<?Be and 10c,
Peopled Hank Building Pound Ablaze
Knrly Friday Morning, mit the Rinse
K fire which gave promise to as
sume tremendous proportions was ex
tlnguished by hard work last Friday
morning, when the People's Hank
building, Corner of South Harper and
Main streets, was found ablaze about
7 :!.">. As it was, considerable dam
are was done to the inside of tin*
bank building and the ofllcos over
lead.. All of tin- property was cov
ered by insurance, so all of the losers
will be partly reimbursed for their
losses. Those damaged by the lire
were The People's Ixian & lOxchange
Hank, fixtures and building consider
1 ;.i Rod by lire and water, to
tal loss unestlinntcd by the owners
but probably hardly over a few hun
dred dollars: Dr. T. H. Tiiniuerinan.
dentist, ofllce fixtures and Instruments
considerably damaged by lire and wa
ter; the city library, books damaged
to some extent by water; Aug. Huff,
fertilizer dealer, ofllce fixtures and a
few samples damaged by water. More
damage was done by water than by
The lire was discovered by passers
by going to work early hi the morn
ing, a stiff wind blowing at the time
toward Davis Hoper's store situated
next door. The alarm was immedi
ately given and the lire wagon was
on the scene in a few moments and
soon three or four streams were be
ing played upon the building, an ex
cellent water pressure aiding the lire
men in throwing the streams Into the
second floor of the building, especial
ly into the ofllce of Dr. T, L, Tlnimcr
innn, whore the lire originated. After
a half hour of hard work the blaze
was completely extinguished and the
town saved from a possible diastrous
The blaze was discovered coming up
from the Mooring in the ofllce of Dr.
T. H. Timmorinnn. After the fire was
extinguished, it was found that most
damage was done surrounding a point
beneath Die floor where several wires
crossed. This gave rise to the theory
that it was the result of defective
wiring. Burned places wore found in
different parts of the building, show
ing that the blaze had run along the
wires from the stinting place and had
caught the woodwork as It wont
along. Before it was finally put out,
a large hole had 1.n burned in the
Hooting beneath Dr. Tiininerinan's of
fice and in the ceiling of the banking
room, besides other places being
charred and scorched. Smoke flying
up from the burning wood where the
Wflt ?r hit It. made the fire look quite
formidable and at times there were
fears that the store-room of Davis
Roper company adjoining would catch
lire, but a thick fire wall saved It from
all damage. A strong wind was blow
ing at the time ami if the blaze had
gotten past the bank building it would
probably have swept the block.
I I mi DISSOLVES.
R. F. Jones, of Brooks A: Jones, Sells
Interest in Hardware Business to
Saturday afternoon a deal was con
summated by which Mr. H. F. .lories
terminated bis connection with the
firm of Brooks & Jones, selling out his
interest in thai store to Messrs. ('. F,
Bl'OOks and L, It. Brooks, brothers of
the late .lohn B. Brooks, and \V. R,
Oray and R. L, Gray, of Gray Court.
The terms of the trad'- are not stat
ed. Mr. Jones discontinued his con
nection with the firm the same after
noon, lie sell- ?ui his interest in t1 to
business with coo' will to the coh
cern. lie svil] b found flier6 for
some time jn come hoTping with lib
< otiiits and with of her matten thai
have to he settled from time to lime.
The firm of Brooks fi .lone wn i
formed In 1805, when Mr. Jon? fli I
came nut of college, D ha- been in
continuous business since that time
growing and e\pandin'-r a the ybnt'l
passed. The business wns a success
from the hoglnnln'i. an exten live Irri'di
being built up through the untiring
energy and tin' ability of the two
members of the firm, since the dcntli
of Mr. Brook.- a few months ngo, the
business luifi hi en conducted by Mr,
Jones and Mr. C. F. Brooks, brother
of Mr. .lohn B. (Irooks, Outsido 01
the severenco of the connection of Mr
.lone-, the business will mo: t prbbahlj
i e c mlIn it cd as at present.
THE S?SS WORKS
TO BEGIN OPERATION
Fires Started and Blowing
BY PREFERRED STOCK
Institution which hits been Crippled
from Lack of Sufuclcilt Capital Put
on its Feet and Operations will He
ir In Within Ten Days. Encouraging
The Lumens Class Works will bo
Kiii Operations within two weeks or
possibly less. TJic llres have been
started In the hlg oven;-. ;he blowers
arc preparing to make the trip here
and everything points toward a pros
perous season. Very soon the big
weekly pay-roll will begin to be
dumped into the city's mercantile
A meeting of the stockholders was
held last week, when almost $:IO,0()0
in preferred stock was subscribed and
$10,000 in common stock. This sup
plies enough funds to put the enter
prise on a working basis. However,
part of this capital stock is sub
scribed in wages by tho blowers them
selves. This is not a disadvantage by
I'a it of this money will be used in
paying off some of the Indebtedness
of the company ami the rest will be
used in defraying the regular oxpoilS
es of the plant. The factory still has
considerable tuck on hand and a
large supply of raw material from
which the hollies are made.
in addition to the regular blowers
the glass works employs a largo num
ber of people as assistants. The pay
roll is nearly as large as either of
the cotton mills.
TO SIGN PETITION'.
Itcporifd from Coin in bin that Clark,
Hi\an ami Wille Jones have Signed
a Joint Letter Vsklllg for the Par
dun in' .1. V. (Jitrlington.
Columbia, Jan. 7. John Y, Oar
lington, serving a three-year sentence
in the slate penitentiary for breach of
trust in collection with the late Sem
Inolc Securities Company, of which ho
was president, ami who is at the hed
side of his father in LnurcilS, having
gone there on a three day parole, for
the purpose of seeing bis dying lam
er, ami accompanied by a guard, ob
tained an extension of three days
more in the parole from the superin
tendent of the penitentiary because
Uarliiiglnn's father is so : ick that It
Is feared that were his son to COtno
back now the result would be fatal to
the father. In this connection it will
he Interesting to note that the thrco
trustees of the late Seinlnole Company'
Messrs. W. A. ( lark. T. S. P.rya'n ami
Wilie Jones, of Columbia, have joined
in a letter to the governor asking
that Garllngton be paroled,
Moves to McCorinick.
K \ IV I, Hrnmloit and son Ben
Rrumlelt, wei'b In tho city visiting
Saturday. Mr. Bramlctl was formerly
pastor of the Second Uaptlst church,
of Fountain inn. hut h:i recently join
id tin- Pentecostal Holiness church
and will make ;(is home in McCormiClC
in Hie future. Mr. Brnmlolt is wide
ly known In this section and hi.*
departure i greatly regretted by it
large number of people who know and
Meeting of l>. A. It.
Tiie regular meeting of Henry I.au -
reus chapter, l>. A. It., will be held
? Friday afternoon at o'clock at
: the home <>i Mrs. W?lls Clardy. All
of tin- members are invited to boar
'in mind the time of the meeting.
Methodist churches rendered a do
light fit! cantata at the Methodist
day evening service. The prog ran
v faultlessly carried out under tin
direction of Mr. ('has II, flicks. He
I ides the cantata. Mr. John Hicks. \vh<
is now in the city, sang a boautlfu
Solo, which Charmed every one in tin
congregation. A silver offering wat
taken lip during tho evening.