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I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. B. W. Blakoloy, of Clinton, was
in the city Friday.
MT. Steve Clarke, of Tylersville, was
in the city Friday.
Mr. J. Wade Culbertson, of Ekom,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. Geo. W. Proflltt, of Sagetown,
was in the city Saturday.
Mr. R. D. Boyd, of Laurens Route
5, was in the city Saturday.
Capt. W. A. McClintock, of Ora, was
a vis.tor to the city Friday.
Mr. J. M. Monroe, of Milton, was a
visitor in the city Wednesday.
Mr. Will E. Pitts, of Friendship, was
in the city on business Friday.
Mr. J. S. Craig, of Tylersville, was
in the city on business Tuesday.
Miss Mary Jackson spent the week
?'id with friends in Spartanburg.
tMr. W. E. Pitts, a thrifty farmer of
the county, was in the city Friday.
Mr. Win. II. Monroe, of Princeton,
was trailing in the city Wednesday.
Mr. Geo. W. Washington, of Ware
Shoals, ame over to the city Thurs
Mr. Martin II. Burdinc, of the Gray
Court section, was in the city Thurs
Mrs. W. 11. Gilkerson spent the
week-end in Greenwood visiting rel
Mr. Hayne P. Workman, of old
ville, was a visitor to the city Wed
Mr. L, C. Anderson, of Hamens
Route A, was in the city on business
Mr. and Mrs. Tlios. M. Shaw, of
Seven-Oak Farm, was in the city
Mrs. C. M. Riddle is spending awhile]
with her son, Mr. O. D. Riddle, in
? w Mr. J. Copey Henderson, of Green
t,iwil!e. spent Sunday in the city with
Mr. John W. Butler, of the Hendcr
sonville district, was shopping in the
Mr. II. Frank Tumblin. a Hickory
Tavern farmer, was in the city on
Miss Ora Helle Hunter, of Ora, has
been visiting relatives in the city
for several days.
Magistrate Jno. W. Kellett, of Sul
livan's township, was in the city Fri
day on business.
Mrs. M. Z. Wells, of Greenville, vis
ited her brother, Mr. J. G. Sullivan,
In the city Friday.
Miss Henrietta Anderson of Reid
vUle, has been visiting at the home
of Mrs. Ray Anderson.
Miss Mary Mafleld of Wayco,
Texas spent last week as the guest
of Mrs. Ray Anderson.
Constable Leonard C. Abercrombie,
of Sullivan's township, was in the
city on business Friday.
Mr. John II. Cunningham, a promi
?mont farmer of Lanford, was In the
city Wednesday on business.
,( Miss Annie Childress has been vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Park, of
Greenwood, ,'or several days.
Mrs. Ixickrldge and M!Lss Roble
Ixtfkridgo of Lynchburg, Va., are the
guests of Mrs. W. D. Ferguson
Miss Annie Lucile Poole, of Green
wood, has been visiting the family of
I)r, C. L. Poole for several days.
Hon. ami Mrs. Joseph T. Johnson
and son, Charles, have been visiting
relatives In the city for several days.
Mr. Ralph Wilson, who lias been
teaching in the lower part of the state,
is at home for the summer vacation.
Mrs. Sam Talley, of Columbia, is
spending some time here as the guest
of parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Boyd.
Mr. Shelton C. Culbertson, a former
Tjaurens boy, now of Pacolet, was a
visitor to friends In the city Thurs
Mr. Greer Blakeley, who has been
attending F.rskine college this year,
haa returned to his home near the
Mrs. O. W. Leonard and children, of
Spartanburg, are visiting Mrs. Leon
ard's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. \V
Miss Jeannette Miller, of Greenville,
came down Tuesday to visit her sister,
Mrs. J. G. Sullivan, on South Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. Jones, of
Woodruff, are visiting Mrs. Jbne*'
father, Mr. John N. Wright, and other
The many friends of Miss Hester
Cooper will be glad to learn that she
is improving after a severe attack of,
Mrs. G. S. Northey, of Columbia,
will return home tomorrow after a
few days' visit to her mother. Mrs.
C. C, Cooper.
Miss Mattle Lawson and Mrs. F.
O. Cunningham, of Greenwood, spent
the week-end with Mrs. J. E. Glenn
on Jones street.
Mr. and Mrs. Hart Richey, of Flor
ence, are spending a few days with
Mr. Rlchey's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Richey, Sr.
Mrs. R. M. Anderson and family of
Reidville. S. C, returned home last
Saturday after spending a week with
Mrs. Ray Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Camper, of Wash
ington, lh ('., are visiting Mrs. Cam
per's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I). T.
Moore, a few miles from the city.
Mr. Emery Nash, well-known over
Laurens, his native county where he
has hundreds of friends, lias been
here for the past few days visiting
Mr. and Mrs. James I.. Killian and
daughters, Mrs. Rogers, of Arkansas,
and Mrs. McAdoo, of Greenville, have
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. 1). Mose
ley for several days.
Mrs. William Cockrell, Misses Eliza
beth and Lucia Cockrell and Augustus
Cockrell of Jacksonville, Fla., and
Miss Mary Simpson will leave short
ly on an extended tour of Europe.
Miss Jaule Garlington, who has
been teaching at Hyatt Park for the
past two or three years, has been of
fered the position of rural supervisor
of Anderson county?Southern School
Misses Simmons, Cooper and Set/.Ier
of Converse College are spending a
few days in Laurens while enroute
to their homes for the summer vaca
tion. They arc the guests of Miss
Messrs. J. M. Hiers, of Smoaks, and
M. G. Hiers, of Atlanta, Ga., have been
in the city for several days, having
come to be present at the Curry-Iliers
wedding which took place at Owings
Mrs. R. W. Rail, her sisters. Mrs.
Lucy R. Boyd and Miss Rettie Watts,
and her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Cope
land and Mrs. Copeland's two little
girls, Reaufort and Mary, have left
or their summer home at Saluda, N.
Miss Frances Thames left Thurs
day for Hendersonville where she will
spend a part of her summer vacation
with her sister. She was accompan
ied as far as Spartanburg by (Miss
Anjnie Gllkerson who returned the
Mr. G. W. Gardner, Jr., of the Green
wood Daily Journal, was in the city.
Thursday. Mr. Gardner was very
much impressed with the substantial
appearance of the business section of
the city and witli t ,e many improve
ments since his la t visit here.
Miss Wil Lou Gray and Miss Madge
Harris left Monday morning for New
York City, where they will join a
party under the chaperonage of Miss
Maria Parkinson, of Hollings Institute,
to tour the southern part of Europe.
They will sail on the liner Saxonia.
They expect to be gone several
Miss Mabel Hurt, who has been vis
iting Miss Amelia Todd lias returned
to her home in Atlanta.
Mrs. James Kennedy ami Mrs. Dr.
Davis are visiting their parents. Mr.
and Mrs. I). 10. Marnett.
Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Young of Gaff
ney arc visiting in the city at the
homo of the former's mother, Mrs.
Ceo. F. Young.
ACQUITTED OF MURDER
(Continued from Page One.)
"I noticed when I got up to speak
at WarremIlle," said ixmg, "that
Pickens N. Hunter, Iiis brother. Na
than Gunter, und Elliott Oantt took
up their positions ;n front of the
crowd and assumed defiant attitudes.
When i made reference to Jake i.y
brand, Pickens Gunter got up and
called me a liar, 1 askod his name
and address and he gave them. I
heard him say something about going
outside and "oft"'' would come my
Long was nominated in the second
primary election about September 15.
Warned of Duuger.
"Immediately after the second pri
mary," he continued, "a number of
people came to me repeating threats
and rumors that they had heard.
Among them was M. T. Hoi ley and
John Pementer. Van Jones wrote and
E. B. Qunter telephoned me from
Wagener warning me of the danger
of returning there. Altogether, 1
suppose at least a hundred of my
friends spoke to me, repeating
threats, and advising me not to go
back to Wagener, 1 was then in
Alken, having been here since before
the election. I also read reports in
the newspapers to the effect that I
would be killed if I went back to
Wagoner. Acting upon the advice
of my friends to remain in Aiken un
til after the political fight was over
?(Mr. Rusbeo* another legislative
candidate from Waggoner, was not
elected until the third plenary?II
sent for my wife, she came from
Wagener and we boarded here, stay
ing away Ijrom Wagenor 'to avoid
A newspaper article, an interview
with Hugh Long, published last' Sep
i em her. was offered in evidence af
ter being read to the jury. Mr. Long
was quoted in that interview as say
ing he bad heard threats made
against his life if lie returned to
Wagener. Ashed how many votes he
received at Wagoner, be replied that
he got 120 out of 300 cast. His
election was contested on the ground
?that he was not a citizen of South
Carolina, but proof was established
and the contest thrown out. He re
mained in Aiken until after the third
primary, in which Uusboc was elect
ed. A card of thanks published by
Long in his Wagener paper was also
read and put in evidence. In this
card Long stated that he had "no
'tinge of feeling;" against any one
because of his mistreatment and per
secution, but stated bis purpose to
'?represent the whole people of Aiken
In reply, to question, Long stated
he printed the name of Pickens N.
Gunter in his paper only one time
during the progress of the campaign.
The issue of his paper in which this
publication was made was produced
and offered in evidence, ami that por
tion of tlie article in which Mr. ('.Hit
ter's name was ccntioned was read
In reply to an affidavit made by J.
W. Lybrand that his automobile was
not used by political enimios of Hugh
Long in the campaign, as charged by
Hong, the article stated that Mr. Ly?
brand's statement was literally true;
that Mr. Lybrand's car was out of
repair and that he was using the ear
of Pickens N. Gunter, the "president
of his bank," and that the car was
manned by employees of bis bank
and store. He denied using Plckens
Hunter's name In bis campaign
Let Tilings Calm Down.
"I didn't return Immediately to
Wagenor" said Long, "because I
thought it best to remain away
awhile. I wanted to avoid trouble.
I thought the fight that had been
made ngainst me was a political fight
and that t would blow over and be
forgotten, especially since the man
my opponents had been so anxious
to elect had been elected in the third
primary. I went back then because
my home was there, all the business I
had in the world was there. I was
Intendant of the town, and I went
back to resume my occupation and to
exercise my right as a citizen.
"It was Wonnesdny after the third
primary when I went back. My
newspaper oflice had been broken n
to twee durng my absence, and
some of my private papers stolen.
My home hnd been surrounded and
windows forced open by parties who
went there after jnylnig'itt hours.
My pistol, tin- only one I bad, had
been stolen in one of the raids on
my oflice. When I went back to
Wagener I borrowed a pistol and a
shotgun from Dr. Port wood ami a
j pistol from Joe Rrown.
It was with Brown's pistol that
Long shot Pickens Gunter. The oth
er weapons were found at his home.
"Rev. Mr. Holley came to nie soon
after I got home." continued Long.
"He told me when I nskod him if he
thought it safe for me to stay there.
I that the man for me to watch was
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Pickens Gunter, who seemed to be
the most dangerous and to be Un
bend of tile eonsparacy against mo.
"As it was my usual custom to do,
i wem to the postoflice the after
noon of the encounter, got my mail,
and came back down the street to
Hayes Gunter s store, where 1 mot Mr.
Zogler, Who was in my employ, and
we stopped to talk. 1 was glancing
over a newspaper and did not sec
Pickcns Gunter approach, The first
thing I real/.ed I was grabbed and
struck behind the h it ear. The lick
stunned mo. I fell to tin- ground.
Tho next tiling I rcall/.cd w:h wlion I
Was falling, and then I saw an.I rec
ognized tile faee of the man who was
falling or jumping on top of me. It
' was Pickens Gunter. I believed then
. the threats I had heard were being
; carried out. Mr. Gunter fell on top
i of me, about the time we bit tho
ground lie struck me in tin- face and
eyes, blinding me so that I saw noth
ing else of the light. He caught nie
by the throat. The marks remained
there for weeks afterwards. He dis
covered, it seemed, that I was strug
gling for my revolver, ami his hand
"Why did you shoot i'ickens Gun
ter, Mr. Long," asked Mr. Croft of his
The Fatal Reason.
"I shot because he had made
threats against my life, because lu
was the stronger man, because in; had
, attacked me. I fired in defense of my
life. He was making an effort to get
my pistol. He was in a rage and 1
knew that if 1 didn't shoot him either
he would shoot me or I would be
killed by others."
Long declared he was flat of his
back on the ground when he fired tho
fatal shot; that he saw a man run up
and catch hold of Gunt >r lir li-! no,
know whether he was a friend or a
foe. When the first shot was fired.
he said, Gunter seemed to renew his
efforts to get tin- pistol, but after the
second shot, the muscles of the man
on top of him seemed relax. As
he went away from the scene, ho sale"
he saw a crowd follwolng, some of
the men behind armed. Among these
bo declared, was Nathan Gunter,
Long went to tin- home of Henry
Gardnlor, but denied telling the po
liceman, Baldwin, that he was ex
pecting trouble with Gunter and thai
Gunter was too rwift for him.
"Ho tried to arrest me," said Long.
"I was upstairs armed. I told him
not to come up there and he didn't,
I did not want him to arrest mo and
pul ine in the ll?lo lockup whore I
would l?' at the mercy of the mob.
I did not toll Duldwin anything, cer
tainly not what he claims, because, to
show how absurd that would have
been, he was my enemy. I bad been
forced lo bold up his salary to keep
him from beating the town as he had
been COllooting lines and putting the
money in his pocket."
Long declared that from the point
on the second story of the Gardiner
home where he took refuge e oilld
look out of a window and see ihe mob
"In the mob," lie declared. "I saw
J. Chester itusbee, with a double-bar
relled shotgun over his shoulder."
Long sent some one to telephone
the sheriff lo come at once.
Solicitor Coiner's cross-examina
tion of Long was bitter ami grind
ling. It took place while a thunder
storm was in progress. During his
cross-examination, Long severely
flayed .!. \V. Lybrand.
Wife on Stand.
The defense closed when Mrs. Hugh
Long took the stand to help save her
husband's life. Mrs. IX)rig was the
55th witness for the defense.
it. Hayes Gunter, under Indictment
as accessory to the killing of Picken?
Gunter, was also put on the stand
to-day. He Is a cousin or both Pick
ens Gunter and Robert L. Gunter, the
solicitor. My tin; acquittal of Hugh
Long the charge against Hayes Gun
ter is disposed or, since; there 'an
be no acessory in a case where the
law says there is no principal.
MX AI, si; l TMv.rfKXT.
Take notice that on the I 1th day of
duly, I will render a final account of
my nets and doings as Administrator
or the estate of A. W. ttcase, deceased.
in the office of tli'1 ?liukge of Probate
of Laurens county at II o'clock, a
in., and in the same day will apply for
a final discharge .from my trusts as
Any person Indebted to said estate
arc notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all person
having claims against said OSttltO will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred,
June 1 L 1013, -1 mo.
Services ai Mountvllle,
Children's Sunday will be observed!
at the Church of Btornal Hope (Unl
vcrsnlist) in MOUntvllle, June 1."., un
der the direction of Mrs. May T. Cluck.
Preaching will 1)0 by Rev. G< 0, Sfu 1
gon DeLano, D. D. The occasion will!
merit the presence of the public in
;:? noral. j
w. m. r. to mi:i i.
Mill llulii Sessions in Klrsl Baptist
Church Here. Kino I'rug nun.
Tin- \V. M. I . of the 2ml Division,
will meol with (ho First I'.apiist
church at IjUUI'0118 tlx* Uli Saturday
before tin' .'.tli Sunday. A lull (It toil ti
lt HC?! oi all churches an- earnestly re
(|tiested to attend.
lOi.'.fl Devotional exercises conducted
b> Mis. Fannie Moor?'
I?': |.) Address of Welcome Mrs.
Itesponse, Mrs, Charlotte Gray.
Holl call response hy euch delegate
giving number of female inembors
of respective churches and tie- num
ber that are active members of the
M Issioua ry Socloi y.
1st rpiorj it indifference is tin- hill
of difficulty that faces us as a so
< ;? t. how can we best overcome it?
Opened by .Mis. Murj Harksdale,
followed by Mrs Mamie Cllldwoll,
Mrs. Dr. Benson and Mrs A. B.
2nd quer> I >o>>n the Bible warrant
tithing in our gifts to the master?
shall we begin to practice same?
Opened by Mrs. Nat Austin, follow
ed by Mrs, Eula Roper and Miss
Devotional exercises conducted by
Mrs. Clara Watts.
The need and possibility of maintain
ing a V. W A in every church in
our Division? Opened by Mrs. Em
ma Roper, followed by Miss Mary
Lake and Miss Allle Babb.
Mrs. Muttlr Hughes.
Mrs. Muttlc Hughes, wife ot Mr, M.
L, Hughes, who lives mar Owings
Station, died Saturday and was buried
at Harmony Church Sunday morning.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. II. II. Jordan. Mrs. Hughes Is
survived by her husband and six chil
dren, as follows: Cheslcy Hughes, Qr.,
Hughes, A. V, Hughes, Loo-nie
Hughes, Mrs. Barney Curry, Misses
Allcne and Myrtle Hughes. Mrs.
Hughes was 'Is" years of age and a
consecrated Christian woman whose
death will be a source of great sor
row to her neighbors and friends.
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