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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1913.
NEWS Of THE WEEK
IN TOWN Of CLINTON
James R. Copeland Elected
Mayor Last Thursday.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Clinton Alive wKh Social Entertain?
Meats. Many Seeking the Cooler
Menntaln Climate and the Seashore,
while Lots of Visitors are being En
tertained in the City.
Clinton, July 22.?In a municipal
election held here Thursday to elect
a mayor to fill out the unexpired term
of W. M. McMillan, resigned, Jas. R.
Oopeland was elected by a good ma
jority, Wilson W. Harris coming sec
ond In the race. There were five can
didates in the field and all made credi
table showings. They were as fol
lows: Jas. R. Copeland, Wilson W.
Harris, II. L. Scaife, W. E. Owens and
E. Lee Pitts. Mr. Copeland is a busi
ness man and has a large connection
of friends and relatives. He is en
gaged in the general merchandise
business and has resided here practi
cally all of his life. Several weeks
ago Mayor McMillan resigned to take
charge of the postoffice. An election
was immediately ordered by city coun
cil to select a successor for the un
One of the most interesting social
features of the week is a house party
composed of ten 'young ladies with
Miss Jane Kennedy. The party is
composed of Clinton girls, who are
Misses Maude and Mabel Sumerel,
Bera Bailey, Essie Young, Ola Young,
Irene Little, Orrah Bess Little, Bessie
Owens and Jessie May Mahaffey of
BatcBburg, S. 'C. Many social affairs
will be given in their honor during the
Miss Eliza Neville entertained a few
friends Friday morning in honor of
Miss Sue Covington and Miss Mary
Cartright of Yorkville.
On Friday night a number of young
folks were entertained at Mrs. W. H.
Monday night Mr. William B. Owens
entertained a number of young men.
Miss Virginia Neville left Tuesday
Mr. Stewart Abell of Lowryvllle was
in town this week.
Miss Cartwrlght of Yorkville, Is the
guest of MissesxEvie and Kate Shands.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Copeland spent
Sunday with Mrs. Shakley in Spartan
Mr. Joe Little of Abbeville, visited
his mother last week.
Mrs. Henry Young visited her sis
ter at (Enoree this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thornwell Jacobs of
Atlanta are the guests of Mr. J. F.
Miss Florie L?ngsten of Darlington
!s the guest of Mrs. Philson this week.
Miss Dot Owens is visiting in Lau
?Mrs. Harris of Spencer, N. C, is
visiting Mrs. John Griffith.
Misses Mamie and Sallie Burges*
-left for ClemBon this week.
Mrs. J. Q. Phillips Is spending some,
time with her parents in the country.
Miss Jessie May Mahaffey of Bates
burg, is the guest of Miss Jane Kenne
dy this week.
? Dr. W. S. Bean is visiting Mrs. Tay
lor in Ashville, N. C.
,-MIbs Zee Wright is spending this
\,.onth with her sister in Greenville.
? Mr. L.yl Leaman of Cross Hill is
in town this week.
Mr. R. C. McLees spent doveral
days in Greenwood last week.
Death of Miss Lfczle Putnam.
Miss Lizzie Fuiiiarn, daughter of
Mrs. Bluford Putnam, died at her home
near Owlngs Friday night after a lin
gering Illness. She was buried at
Harmony cemetery Saturday, services
being conducted by Dr. Drimm, of
Clinton, in the absence of her regular
pastor. Miss Putnam was a conse
crated, Christian woman, greatly loved
and admired by all who knew her. She
was a member of Harmony Baptlsl
Church and took a great deal of lntcr
st in church affairs.
At Harmony Church.
en's Day will he observed at
y Baptist church on the first
In August. Exercises will
10:80 o'clock. The public is
o bo present.
TO STUDY PELLAGRA
Uncle Sam to Establish Station in that
City for the Purpose of Studying
the Disease which Is Spreading
Washington, July 19.?Senator Till
mun and Congressman Johnson talked
with Surgeon General Blue of the
public health service yesterday on tho
pellagra situation at Spartanburg.
Today General Blue sent the following
leitet lo ?oiituur Tiliuian:
"Washington, D. C, July 16, 1013.
"My Dear Senator:
"In view of the urgent character
of the outbreak of pellagra at Spar-'
tanbuvg, S. C, the necessity of advis
ing in respect to the prevention and
treatment of the disease and the op
portunity thus afforded to aecuro
patients for purposes of study In the
marine hospitals being used for pel
lagra Investigations, it is expected
that a receiving station or dispensary
will be established at Spartanburg.
This dispensary will he maintained
for some time and will be in charge
of an experienced officer. The dis
pensary will be provided with neces
sary facilities for such care as Is ren
dered at our patient dispensaries.
, This means that the publls health
service of the national government
wUl establish a dispensary at Spar
tanburg for tho purposes indicated
above. Senator Tlllman believes that
this dispensary will relieve the situa
tion at Spartanburg in some degree,
because all patients sick with pella
gra will be sent at government ex
pense, if they desire to go, to the hos
pital In Savannah for treatment. This
may result ultimately in the national
government being asked to establish
a permanent hospital for the treat
ment of pellagra and tuberculosis at
Spartanburg or some other town In
Because most of the pellagra in
South Carolina is found among the
mill people, there arc more cases In
Congressman Johnson's district than
In all tho balance of the State. Con
gressman Johnson has been very ac
tive in this matter and his position on
the committee on aproprlalfions of
the house makes him a potent factor
In getting the national government
to aid these people.?Greenville News.
RALLY AT MT. GALLAGHER.
Masons and Woodmen to Give n Picnic
Saturday when a Number of Prom
inent Speakers will Make AddreseHH.
Brewerton Ix>dge, A. F. M., and Mt.
Gallagher Camp, W. O. W., will cele
brate together with a picnic at Mt.
Gallagher church Saturday, the 26th.
Several speakers, prominent In Ma
sonic and Woodman circles have
been Invited to make addresses and a
most enjoyable day Is anticipated.
Grand Master Geo. S. Mower, of New
berry, Hon. R. A. Cooper, of Laurens,
and W. Hampton Cobb, of Columbia,
and others will be present to make
addresses. Music will be furnished
by the Princeton band. The public Is
cordially Invited to attend.
Mr. R. A. Cooper and Mr. C. A. Pow
er were guests at a Woodman rally
nt Oakdale Mills, Newberry. Saturday
nlgh?, whore both were on the pro
gram for addresses on Woodcraft.
Quite a number of people were pres
ent and a pleasant and profitable
meeting was enjoyed.
Freak Ear of Corn.
Mr. L. H. Willis, of Gray Court, has
sent to The Advertiser a freak < r
of corn that would puzzle thc'autho\i
ties even at Clemson college. The
ear is in neallty about thirty-five ears
projecting from one stem, though none
of the small shoots Are fully developed
or would likely have been fully do
veloped. The little shoots curl In a
downward direction, giving the appear
ance of an ostrich plume on Indies'
hats. Mr. Willis states that he has
about eight acres planted In corn and
that as,a rule tho crop promises to be
At Mount Bethel.
Children's Dnv exorcises will !>?' hel l
at Mount Bethel church Friday, the
2?th of this month. The people of this
church are expecting all of their
friends to coine and enjoy the day with
them. Tlie^Jay Will be made pleas
ant for all those who attend. y
Five Hundred Dollars Awarded Larry
Cunningham In Suit Against C, N.
& L. Appeal to Supreme Court.
Tho court of common pleas adjourn
ed Saturday afternoon after having
considered equity cases all of that
day. Judge Devore returned to his
home in Edgefleld the following day.
The trial of the case of Larry H.
Cunningham vs. the C. N. & L. rail
road, wnicn was in progress when this
paper last went to press, was con
cluded Wednesday afternoon, the plain
tiff securing a verdict for $600. As
will be remembered, the suitvWas for
$10,000, the plaintiff claiming that he
had been injured In this amount be
cause of negligence on the part of
the defendant railroad when it was
alleged that he was thrown from one
of its trains while passing through the
Laurens cotton mill village in June
of last year. The attorneys for the
defendants have filed notlve of an ap
dcfendants have filed notice of an ap
peal to the supreme court,
up the case of T. L. Darton vs J N.
Leake et al. This was a suit for actual
damages for the recovery of a part of
a crop attached by the defendant and
ror punitive damages In the sum of
$1,000. According to the testimony,
the defendant, acting under a mortgage
given during the spring of 1912, had
the sheriff seize a part of the crop
grown by the plnintin on two adjoin
ing farms near Gray Court, claiming
that the papers covered the crop on
both farms. The action of the plain
tiff was brought to recover the portion
of the seizure grown on one of the
farms, alleging that the papers only
covered the crops grown on the oth
er farm. The jury found for the plain
tiff for the return of the property or
for $17.r? in case the property cannot
be delivered. No punitive damages
A verdict for the defendant was ren
dered by the jury in the case of Luth
er Boyd Palm, by his guardian ad
litom, II. P. Riddle, vs The Watts Cot
ton Mills. This was a suit for dam
ages in the sum of $10,000 for injuries
alleged to have resulted from burns
about eight years ago. when the plain
tiff stepped on a pile of live coals on
the premises of the defendant com
pany. The contention on the part of
the palintiff was that the defendant
was negligent in leaving the coals in
the pathway running by the boiler
room. The answer of the defendant
was that the coals, instead of being
in the pathway, were between the
pathway and the boiler room and that
the plaintiff was trespassing when the
accident occurred. Evidence was In
troduced to sustain both sides in the
case, but the jury sustained the con
tention of the defendant compnny.
Friday afternoon the court awarded
a verdict for the defendants in the
case of Mattie Hill vs Temple GUliain
and Harriet William?. All of the par
ties to this case were negroes.
This was a contest over the will of
Ellhu Williams who lived near Cross
Hill. When Ellhu died Mattie Hill,
who claianed to be his wife, took pos
session of half of his property of
about fifty acres, the other half of the
property going to Harriett Walker,
about whose claim there was no dis
pute. After the death of Ellhu and
after Mattie Hill had taken possession
of the land, Harriett Williams mado
her appearance and claimed that she
was the rightful heir of Elihu, as they
j had been married years before. It
wag to fettle the dispute that Mattie
Hill brought suit The case was de
cided In favor of the first wife. W. C.
McGowan, of Columbia, was present
to represent still another claimant to
the estate, one Ella Rlgsby, of Liver
pool, Eng. Ella, so it was testified,
Is a huge negro woman showing her
self in England as a giantess, going
under the title of the Princess of Bo
mar. She also claimed to have mar
ried Ellhu at one time, but the evi
dence went to show that she reigned
in the hou?e of ElihU "betwixt" the
other two claimants, so Harriet Wil
This was the Ir.st jury case to be
tried, the court giving its attention to
several equity case* Saturday.
Littleton Female College.
Attention is called to the adve.M
ment of Littleton Female College,
found in another column of thla paper.
This institution has had a very stlC
C08sful career and ha.' made a distinct
J contribution to the education Of young
I women in thla and adjoining stat< .
Oov. Condemn'. Moore For Refusing
Appropriation to Company Which
l ulled to Meet Requlremcuts.
Columbia, July 17.?In a letter ad
dressed to Norman S. Richards, com
manding the Liberty Hill , military
company, Governor Blease today criti
cized W. W. Moore, tho adjutant
general, for refusing to pay an ap
propriation of $225 to the organiza
tion. The chief executive says he
does not know of "any redress until
the primary election of August 1914."
Some time ago the adjutant general
refused to pay to the Liberty 1111)
company an aproprlation of $225,
saying that the organization had fail
ed to meet the requirements of tho
military law. At a meeting of the
military board of tho state, a ma
jority resolution, signed by the gov
ernor, General Willie Jones and Col.
Cogswell, of Charleston, Instructed
Gen. Moore to pay the money. This
he refucBd to do.
Carrying Out the Law.
When asked for a statement today,
General Moore said that he was car
rying out the statutory law when he
refused to pay the Liberty Hill com
pany; that as a sworn ofllcer of the
state he could not do otherwise.
Governor Mease's letter follows :
"Captain Norman S. Richards, lib
erty Hill, South Carolina.
"Dear Captain: Your letter of July
16th, requesting that your company
be excused from encampment duties,
"In reply, I beg to say that your
request, under the circumstances, will
be granted, and your company Is here
by excused from attending the en
campment at Anderson for this year.
"1 hope, however, that you will get
your boys together as often as you can
conveniently; have your drills and
your practices, so that when the time
comes for them to be Inspected thai
everything will he found In first-Class
condition and thai we will experience
no further trouble.
"I regret that General Moore does
not pay your company the money due
them. The hoard was unanimous la
declaring that you should have it,
With the exception of General Moore.
Of course, |f he desires to set his
judgment up against all the balance,
I do not know of any redress until
the primary (lection of August, 1914.
(Signed) '?COLE L. BLEASE,
"Governor and Commander-In-Chlef."
Bailey Military Institute.
In ths Issue of The Advertiser ap
pears an advertsement of the Bailey
Military Institute which is now locat
ed In Greenwood. This school Is to
hold Its first session In Greenwood the
coming year, having been removed
there from Edgefield where It "was
known as the S. *C'. C. l.\ It will open
for the fall term in its handsome and
commodious new building only recent
ly completed. A fine preparatory
course for young boys will be given,
and the school, well equipped and
with Its competent corps of teachers,
has a most promising outlook.
W. W. (TLBKHTSON DEAD.
Former Citizen of this County Bled
at his Home In Bradley.
Mr. W. W. Culbertson. who has a
large family connection In this county
and who formerly lived near Kkom,
died at his home In Bradley Sunday
the 13th, after a long illness. He had
been on a steady decline for a number
of months, his death not >elng unex
pected. He had numerous friends and
relatives In the county who will mourn
his death, He is survived by his
wile, who was Miss Sallie Freeman,
two daughters and one son; his step
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R.
B. Coley. of the Boyd's Mill section;
three brothers, Y. .1.. of Greenville
county, L. C. and W. II., of this coun
ty; two half sisters, Mrs. Tom Pitts
and Miss Maggie Coley and a #half
brother. Marvin Coley.
Mr. Culbertson was a thorough
Christian man, taking a prominent
part in the work of Iii? church, the
Bradley Baptist church;
\ New Postmaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles II. Hicks are
the parents of a new boy, the voting
man having arrived Sunday morning.
The mother and little one were r< tin ?
well yesterday evening.
TO BE IN AUGUST
Conference For Common Good to Hold
First Session la Columbia August
(Ith and 7th.
Columbia, July 19.?Tho first meet*
lug of tho Conference for tho Common
Good will bo hold In Columbia, August
Gth and 7th. For thla meeting the
railroads entering Columbia have
granted 8|>oclal rates and a large at
tendance Ik expected. The purpose of
this conference is to offer an oppor
tunity for men and women who have
at heart the best Interests of the Btate
to come together and discuss vital
significant things und endeavor to ar
rive at a remedy for the evils which
exist, and to assist each other in al!
efforts for the common good. The
movement is non-pol1ticni and the
conference will discuss principles and
not personalities, it is hoped that its
conclusions may deserve the support
of all lovers of the state regardless of
political atllllotions The conference
is Intended to be merely a preliminary
to county conf ?? < nces to be held later
In the summer or In connection with
'.he county fairs in tho fall. It will b.i
noted by reading the program that it
Is not made up of long papers. Men
have been asked to state In a few min
utes their conclusions, and then the
subject will be open to general discus
sion. The committee extends to every
body a cordial invitation to attend this
eonference and to participate in its |
disoiiF?,i"ns, and to unite in a resolve
I to think and talk about the thing i
that are worth while.
Dlt. J, BEN JONES.
Formerly Practised neur Cold Point
In this County hut .Moved Several
Months ago to Crescent.
The many friends of Dr. J. Hen
Jones, who practised medicine up un
til a few months ago at Cold Point, will
regret to learn of his death, which oc
curred In Greenville Saturday night.
The following account of his death was
carried by the Greenville News Sun
Dr. J, Hen Jones, a well known cit
izen of Laurens and for many years a
practicing physician there, died in
Greenville last night at tho home of
bis nephew, Mr. Ocron Jones, on 101
ford street. He was 57 years of age.
The remains will be carried to Foun
tain Inn today, leaving here on the
noon train via the C. & W. C. rail
way. The funerai services will be
held In Fountain Inn today and the
interment In the cemetery there.
Dr. Jones was stopping at the home
of relatives here in route to the west
for his health. He has a large fam
ily connection in the upper part of
the state. He enjoyed a lucrative
practice in his profession at Laurens
for a number of years.
Of the Immediate family he Ls sur
vived by five brothers and three sis
ters: Dr. Geo. H. Jones, Jefferson
Jones, Mellon Jones, Mrs. J. A. Crad
doek and Mrs. i/ou Hill, of Crescent,
S. C, It. P. and Miss Lillian Jones
of Crcer, and J. T. Jones of Fountain
XO PRIMARY AT WOODRUFF.
Senator Tillnutn Will Not Oppose
Congressman Johnson's Choice.
Washington, July 15.?Senator Till
man has notified Representative John
son that he (Tillmanl will no longer
insist on a primary for the selection
of a postmaster at Woodruff, and will
not oppose tho nomination of Bruce
Arnold, whom Mr. Johnson' has de
cided to recommend.
Several weeks ago Mr. Johnson
announced that Mr. Arnold would have
ids recommendation which is prac
tically equivalent to nomination.
Some of the other candidates for the
place brought pressure to hear on
Senator Tlllman and the latter ask
ed Mr. Johnson to have the matter
decided by a primary. Mr. Johnson.
of course, could not consent to do
this, which left the matter of tho prl
' mary Up to Senator Tlllman. The
senator has since made some Inquiry
into the situation and has decided that
in all probability tlio primary WOMld
not change matters und has thoroforo
decided no! to insist upon it. and not
to oppose the nomination of Mr.
A primary was ordered at. Jones-*
vilio upon Senator Tlttmnn4? sug
g< tlon, and Cnpt. SCOtt, who had
boon recommended by Mr. Johnson
was chosen by a large majority.?
OFF FOR ANDERSON
Left This Morning In Spec
WILL BE GONE
FOR EIGHT DAYS
Headed t Capt, W. R, HIchey, Jr.,
Crack cul Company of State Nn
tlonal ? ard Leave for Encampment
In "The Electric City". Uncle Sam's
Regular* to be Present to Show
Them a few Pointers.
The Traynhn.ni> Guards, known of
ficially an Company "D" FlrtU Regi
ment, South Carolina National Guards,
left this nidi uinr at 8:HO for Anderson
where they will remain on encamp
ment for about eight days. They left
In a special coach over the C. & W. C.
and will change for the Southern
Road at Greenwood, 'Hie company Is
In charges of Capt. W. R. Riehe/, Jr.,
with 3 commissioned officers, 12 non
commissioned officers and us privates.
The Traynham Guards 1h considered
by the army experts who are sent to
this state by the U. s. Government, as
one ui the beat tu Uio staio mmua. it
has always ranked exceptionally well
In training, equipment and i nattend
ancc. Capt. W. R. Riehey, Jr., a grad
uate of The 'Citadel, litis a thorough
knowledge of military tactics and to
him is due a large part of the com
pany's excellent showing. The com
pany Is also fortunate in having lieu
tenants and non-commissioned otllcers
of exceptional ability. Their doings
in "The Electric city" will he keenly
watched by their many friends in Lau
rens. Their good work at other en
campments Is a sure v|^n (bat Other
crack companies will have to "double
time" to keep up.
The stay ol" eight days in Anderson
will pretty well taken up with real
work. With dally drills, dress parades,
sham battles and other military stunt.:
they will doubtless not suffer tor lack
of something to do. Uncle Sam has
detailed a crack regiment of regular
infantry to show them bow the things
should really be done and to give them
a touch of real soldier life.
The officers of the local comvany
are as follows:
W. R. Richey, Jr., captain.
B. It. Simpson, 1st lieutenant.
Joe Smith, 2nd lieutenant.
B. A. Sullivan, Jr., Isl sergeant,
Shell McDanlol, quartermaster serg.
it. A. Little, line sergeant,
.1. A. Davenport, line sergeant.
Lang Nosbltt, line sergeant.
I'lke Swltzer, line sergeant.
W. R. Crisp, corporal.
Ran Little, corporal.
Tom Holt, corporal.
Frank Russ, corporal
W. R. King, corporal.
Clarence Cannon, corporal.
Heat Severe on Animals.
The showers Saturday nftornooQf
Saturday night and Suiulay evening
Came as welcome guests after tho
severe-heat of the few days previous.
While crops in some sections of tho
county were not suffering for rain,
in other sections corn and garden
crops were suffering severely and
the cotton was not making much pro
gress. Draft animals also came In
for their share of the heat. Several
deaths from heat arc reported from
over the county. Eichelberger Broth
ers, of this city, suffered the loss of
a large horse, the one bought some
time ago from the Union fire depart
ment, a valuable animal. This horso
succumbed to the beat Saturday after
noon. Mr. Collen C Jones, of Foun
tain Inn. lost a valnnhlo saddle and
harness horse Saturday afternoon.
This was a splendid animal valued at.
over $K>0. No further losses have
been reported since the rains of Sat
Pncnltj Completed, '
Miss Kittle Richards, daughter of R
R. Commissioner lohn G. Rifthards, o
Society Hill, has befen elected to ill
the vacancy in t) >? city graded >choob
made by the resignation of Miss Vnhh
Davis. Miss Richards is ,a collog<
graduate V'ith several yoartffcxpoi'ienei
in school work and come*"very high)?
recommended. This election complete
the faculty for the coming session/,