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A RECORD SMASHER
IN SESSIONS COURT
Sixteen Cases Before Court
in Two Days.
JUDGE S. W. G. SMIPP
ON THE BENCH
Several Murder Cases to Come up Dur
tag the Latter Tart of the Week.
Docket liaitldly Cleared so Little
Likelihood of Special Term.
"With a record of sixteen eases be
fore It in two days, besidi s several
appeal cases from the lower courts,
the general sessions court is clearing
tho docket with lightning-like rapidi
ty. Judge s. W. ('.. Shlnn, of Florence,
is on the bench and Stenographer Dod
son is taking down the records of the
court. ? Solicitor Cooper, Sheriff Cnv
ings and Clerk of Court Power are
in their accustomed places, in the
absence of Mr. Downs Bnrksdalo, who
his friends will regret to learn Is quite
sick at bis home, Mr. Warren Stribling
is acting as court crier.
Although Solicitor Cooper thought
at one time that he would ask for a
special term of court to clear the
Jail, such rapid progress has been
fnade during the present term that It
is hardly expected that It will be nec
essary to take this stop. However,
there are several murder cases to be
tried and it is bard to tell how much
time these cases will require.
Tho grand jury will hardly finish
Its business before the latter part of
the week as this is the term of court
in which they finish their business.
They have bad a great many petty cas
es before them and it has token con
siderable time to aCt upon them. They
are not yet through with the conshh r
ation of Indictments.
The following are the cases so far
brought up for trial:
Clebum Epps: house breaking and
larceny. Guilty, two years.
AVill Aiken: bouse breaking and
larceny. Guilty, two years.
.lames Rosemont: larceny. Guilty,
Charley Gray, Luther Cray: assault
and battery of high and aggravated na
ture and carrying concealed weapons,
(luilty both charges. 111 months or $lf>0
C C. Anderson: disposing of prop
erty under lien. Guilty, sealed sen
Jesse Barksdale: violation of the
dispensary law. Guilty, three months
Tom Barksdale: assault and bat
tery with intent to kill. Guilty, two
(Gene Anderson: assault and bat
tery with intent to kill and carrying
concealed weapons. $?0 and 12
R. B. Childress: assault and battery
with intent to kill and carrying con
cealed weapons. $200 and 2 years.
Grover Beeks: violation of the dis
pensary law. Guilty, $100 or 3 months
Ezcll Watkins: assault and battery
wltb Intent to kill. $200 or ft months.
Sentence suspended during good be
havior on payment of $r>0.
Ace Young: house breaking and
larceny. Guilty, 18 months.
J. C. Co'cman alias John Coleman:
assault and battery with Intent to kill
and carrying concealed weapons. $200
and f. months. Suspended during good
behavior on payment of $100.
Frank Long: asasult and battery
with Intent to kill. $00 or three
? Walter Benson and Norman Croon:
assault and battery with intent to
kill. Not guilty as to Walter Benson,
guilty of assault and battery of high
and aggravated nature and recom
mended to tho mercy of the court as
to Normah Green. Sentence not yet
George Ijark: violation of dispen
sary law, now on trial.
Opens Marble Yard.
Mr. c. P. Puckett, an experienced
?tombstone man from Wostunlnlstor,
arrived in Laurons several days ago
and has opened up a marble business
on tho lot in the rear of Solomon's
jewelry store. Mr. Puckett has been
in this business nearly thirty years
and is said to have a through knowl
edge of tbe business. This is an in
dustry that Laurons has never been
engaged in hero and doubtless Mr.
Puckett will make a success of it.
INRUSH OF PUPILS
AT CITY SCHOOLS
Cmtsunll) Larvre Number of Children
Attending this Year. More Teach
Tlie 1913-14 session of the Laurens
city schools hogan .Monday morning
with increased enrollments in all de-'
partments. At the * ity graded school
short introductory exercises wore held
when the children and teachers were
welcomed hack to their work and the
plans for the year outlined. The ex
ercises were opened by the singing of
"America" by the school, after Which
Rev. L. P. McGcc read a short selec
tion from the bible. Kev. M. L. Law
son delivered an invocation, after
wliieli Supt. Jones extended a hearty
welcome to pupils and teachers. Mr.
'C. it. Roper, chairman of the board
of trustees, briefly spoke a few words
of cheer and encouragement.
Tlie school trustees are confronted
witli ;t situation of unexpected,Increase
of enrollment and a scarcity of funds
to meet tlie increased expenses inci
dent thereto. After all the pupils'
were enrolled Monday morning it was
found that there weri' forty two more
children present thai! last year ami
that Several of the; grades were so
crowded as to necessitate a di
vision of grades to provide for
properN instruction. li is possible
that seteral more teachers will
bo secured to meet the emergency.
Howes er, some steps, not yet decided
upon, will have to tie taken to meet tlie
Before the close of tlie exercises
.Monday morning, Mr. Jones called up
on tlie parents of the school to remain
for a short time after the children
were dismissed to their rooms in order
that he might have a conference with
them upon some school matters in
which lie desired their co-operation.
Quite a number of the patrons stayed
to discuss tlie affairs of. the school
with Mr. Jones. While Mr. Jones out
lined a few things in which he desired
the aid of the patrons, this short con
ference was in reality bat the fore
runner of a larger meeting to be held
some time in the future.
Chicken with three "Flopcrs."
The first definite promise of an ex
hibit at the county fair came in .Mon
day, when Mr. T. Houston Rabb, of the
Kabun community, stated that he in
tended showing a husky chicken with
three wings. Unlike most freaks of
nature of animal kind, this chicken
is said to be perfectly healthy and ro
bust. However, those coining to the
fair need not expect to see two wings
in their usural places and a third one
cropping out of the middle of the
chicken's back. This is not the way
this chicken developed its prize third
flopper. Instead, it allowed two wings
tto grow where only one was intended
to grow. So when the count is made
in the prize one wing will be found
on the noe side and two wings on
Prize for Kssny.
Miss Janye Clarlington who is teach
ing the Rock Bridge school, has off
ered a medal to be given on the best
paper entitled "Reconstruction in
This offer is open to any child in the
seventh grade of a state aided high
school, who makes an average for
seven months of ninety-seven or over
on History. Miss Garllagton's pamph
let on Reconstruction in Laurens
County has been sent to the publisher.
This is quite an interesting as well as
instructive history of Laurens Coun
ty during the trying times.
Visitors From Vermont.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cunningham of
Mlddlebury, Vt., were visitors in Lau
rens last Sunday. They came up from
Madden and spent the day with Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Roper. Mr. Cunning
ham, a son of W. L. Cunningham,
of this county, is one of the distin
guished sons of Laurens. lie is now
professor of English and moral phil
osophy at Mlddlebury College Sun
day morning and evening he delighted
the congregation at the First Baptist
Church with several solos. He is gift
ed with a most excellent ten01' voice.
At the last meeting of tin- directors
of the Laurens Class Works it was
decided to declare a seven percent
dividend on the preferred stock.
Checks covering the amount have been
issued to the stockholders.
HOW TO HAVE GOOD ROADS
The last Issue ol I'hc Nowborry Observer contained u short Btnteinont
given out by Supervisor Chnppell about n certain portion of road which he
had worked. The following waa the statement of the Nowborry supervisor:
" Last week I had the ehaingnng working on Mr. Will Eddy's mail rout.-.
Which was almost impassable in many places. The people in that neighbor
hood became so enthusiastic over the good work that 1 had done that they
offered to semi twelve wagons to help mo put sand and gravel on this week,
if 1 would only let the ehaingnng stay this week. Of course I agreed, and 1
am glad that 1 did. tor. instead of their sending twelve wagons, they sent
twenty, r.nd furnished tin- sand and gravel free. Mind you. all of these men'
had paid thoir commutation tax. I will give you their names, hoping It may
.irouse true manhood to exert itself in some other community, .lust to think
that men who do not even work at home have public spirit enough to bring
their wagons and drive them themselves nil the week In the hot sun to help
the supervisor build good roads! It is something to think about. 1 would
like to say just here that any neighborhood that wants the ehaingang in
their community and will send their wagons to help mo, they will got the
ehaingnng right now.
"I said I Would give the names of the public-spirited gentlemen who so
generously helped me. They are: Fred Schumpert. Arthur Werls, Oscar
Ijong, Press Livingston. Dan Livingston, James Stephens, and several oth
ers whose names I cannot now recall.
"Li t the next community say how bad they want the ehaingnng."
Supervisor Humbert Makes an Offer,
A representative of The Advertiser approached Supervisor Humbert about
this Inchh nt and asked would ho make the same offer as the Ncwherry
supervisor. Mr. Humbert said that he had made several offers like this be
fore and had aided different communities in the same manner and thai more
over he still stood ready to give reasonable assistance to those communities
progressive enough to get out and help do the work. While of course ii
would be utterly Impossible tor him to send the chnlngangs to several dif
ferent parts of the county at the same time, still where any real concerted
< ffort is to be made to work the roads he will send help and plenty of it
Mi. Humbert cited the instance of a like movement already on loot in this
county. The people living along the road from Lnurcns to Tyh rsville are
handing together ami making liberal contributions to re-locate that obi road
line grade live or six bad hills and put good soil on the crown of the old
roadway. This work will soon be in progress.
The opportunity of having good roads is in reach of any community that
is willing to help itself by contributing labor. Sonn- lending spirit in each
community should do the organizing and Mr. Humbert will do the rest. Got
TO BEGIN OPERATIONS.
Fires have been Itiiill in flu? (ilnss
Factory Furniee and manufacture
will Benin ?hont September l.">th.
Supt. Bryant started the ires in t
rurnace at the glass factory Wednes
day morning. It generally takes from
a week to ten days lor the furnace to
get hot enough tor the blowers to be
gin work. It is expected that actual
manufacture of bottles will begin
again on the 16th of the month.
President C. II. Roper has been vis
iting the plant daily since his election
some weeks pao and has about gotten
familiar with the essential details of
the business. He is very optimistic ov
er the outlook for the ensuing year.
Mr. Roper is expecting to run the
plant at full capacity throughout the
About half of the glass blowers most
of those with families, spent their va
cations in Laurens and the others have
been enjoying the season's rest in
their former homes. For a couple of
weeks several parties enjoyed a camp
ing outing on Enoree River and feel
much refreshed for the winter's work.
Several days ago the seven per cent
guaranteed dividend on the preferred
stock was mailed out to its holders.
The surplus remaining has been ap
plied on the past indebtedness of the
Dig Crew Returns.
Mr. L?. E. Burns, representing the lo
cal branch of the Red Iron Backet re
turned Friday from the northern
markets. He was accompanied by
buyers representing their stores in
Greenwood, Anderson, Greenville and
Spartanburg. He states that with this
combination they have bought goods in
car-load lots and expect to continue
selling the same goods for less money.
Opens New Store.
Mr. M. J. Pelton, who formerly ran
a large book store in Greenville, has
opened a book and stationery store
in one of the rooms of th.- now Hank
of Laurens building. He will also
handle magazines and novcllii <>i
various kinds. Mr. Felton ha had ?l
years experience in the book business
;::;d will no doubt add more years of
success in business in Lauren .
Meeting <>f Palmetto Lodge.
The regular meeting of Palmetto
Lodge No. I'.t will bo held in the lodge
rooms Friday night, Sept. 12th. Mem
bers are requested to take notice.
mk; MlxSTRKliS ( (?mix;.
Humorous as Well iis Otherwise Kn?
tertninimr Performance expected for
Under tlio direction of Mrs. Deveroux
Turner, those who arc to take part in
tiie amateur minstrel Friday night
have been practicing faithfully for the
past few days ami have already be
come familiar with most of the lines.
Songs and new jokes, with some ex
tra fancy local hits, have boon com
bined into a program of surpassing at
tractiveness. The show is said to
be a hummer.
It has already been whispered about
that several prominent personages
around town are preparing to "make
a killing" that night and from all re
ports they will be a "sight worth see
ing". Not to mention any names at
all. it. is said that a well known young
gentleman is to be dressed -but that
would be telling. Hut it won't be a
slit skirt, alright. Come out and see
The minstrel is being Kotten up for
the benefit of the county hospital, so
it is thought that a large audience will
bo present to help out this institution.
The curtain will go up promptly at
8:30. At that time every ticket holder
is expected to be present.
To tid Farmers.
The Advertiser is in receipt of the
following letter from Congressman
Bditor The Advertiser:
The other day I had a request from
Srconvllle county to secure a suffi
cient (|Uantlty of inoculating fluid to
enable one hundred farmers each to
put three ncres in vetch and crimson
clover. I succeeded In getting the
fluid. The plan Is as follows: Set
aside three acres this fall for rota
tion purposes and plant one acre in
vetch and oats to be cut for hay next
spring and followed with peas, The
other two acre.-, are to be sown In
crimson clover to be plowed under
next spring and one acre planted in
<-oiii ami one acre planted in COttOli.
The acres will be rotated so a.- to Com
plete the cycle in three years.
Way may I not have the pleasure o.
trying to secure Inoculating material
for hundreds of lat a.. . in I.aureus
Yours very truly,
Joseph T. Johnson.
House of Representatives,
Washington. I). <'.,
September I, 1013.
Itcports show Vcrj Pine Increase Ox
it Those of Last Year. New Oftl?
r??iN Fleeted and Plans Made for
Bettering Condition!* in This Conn*
Holding one of the most Interesting
and Instructive meetings In the Iiis-!
lory of the organization, the Laurens
County Interdenominational Sunday
School Convention convened with the
Sunday school ul DrnmblotPa church
last Wednesday and Phursdiv. 'Ihe
sessions were well attended ni?d mark
ed by the ? losest interest and enthus
iasm. Many eater, lining t'.Uhs were
made by prominent Sttn 1 ty bcIioo!
worker* from this and other counties.
PIk? repot lh tiohl tin v.i'.tou.j members
of this organization we:o u< y ? coin1
ngliig, >'." 'vi,i; ii nnirkt Improvement
over the reports in the past.
The delegates express themselves as
highly pleased with the good work
done at this meeting and s,.eak in the
highest terms of the delightful man-'
ner in which' thoj were entertained.I
In fact, tin' hosts expressed their sor
row that liier?' were mit more dele*
gates to entertain ami all wished thai
they had Invited the state convention
to meet with them. The delegates'
were met at the train al (tray Court
and Woodruff ami carried hack to
these places in buggies.
The otllcers elected for the follow
ing \ear are as follows:
President. .1. O. Denny.
1st Vice President, C. It. Owlngs.
2nd Vice President. B, It. Fuller.
Secretary mid Treasurer, Mrs. It. E.
Executive Committee, Dr. II. K. Alk
en, .1. C. Smith, M .1. Anderson, lt. II.
Boyd, .1. it. Humbert, W. A. Baldwin,
Fred Whitmtre, W. A. McClintock, t!.
The following program war. carried
10:30 Song Service.
Scripture lesson and prayer by W
In:;,:. Welcome addres;:. It (I. ilnrrln.
Itespouse by Pres. .1. I-:. Johnson.
|l;00 Tin- needs of our < <? 1111>> ami
the leal aim of Ihe S. S.. bj Prof.
11 ay ne.
12:00 Mow organized S S. work can
help us meet our needs ami a lew
r< marks about It mouths in Europe,
by Miss (trace Vondlver.
12:30 Appointment of committees.
Enrollment of delegates.
2:30?Devotional service, VV. H. Wal
Round table talks Sunday school
management, by Miss Vnndiver.
Education and religion by E, I'. Mc
Cravy of Eaaley, S. <".
The people not enrolled and how to
reach them, by Prof. Clinkscalcs.
Song service and prayer by W. I.. Cray
Round table discussion by Miss. Van
diver and numerous others; .1. C.
Smith. .1. I?\ Tolbort, W. L. Cray,
Miller Curry and Others,
How lo organize the county or town
ships in county, by Miss Vandivcr.
Talk by Prof. Clinkscalcs.
Report from committees.
Hack Prom Abroad.
Miss Wil Lou Cray and Miss Madge'
Harris, after a delightful tour of sev
eral month; in the European coun
tries, returned to Laurens several
days ago. While abroad Mis:; Cray
interested herself in school conditions
and will put some of the ideas, gained
there into execution hero in her work
as rural school supervisor. After a
Slimmer so delightfully spent she i
ready to enter enthusiastically into her
work with ihe schools of Lauren
Puck Bridge School Opens.
Heck Bridge, Sept. v The Pock
Bridge school, three miles from Clin
ton, began work Mond; ?? morning, with
Miss Jnnyo Curlington, of Columbia,
It wa- a inn ? delightful opening,
with unite a crowd of the patrons
present :?'nd ' ilrty children being eii
Worl In nil the adv ice of the tortch
oi", Lii school is to have a I'comniuni
ty; fair" b ')ctoher I ho eleventh. Thi
i .? in.' new for this part of the
, || . Quite a largo crowd i ex
pected a several men and women of
not" .\ill speak on farm topi* am!
home economies. This school also 011
jc. the distinction of having a three
acre demonstration farm.
THE OED VETERANS
IN ANNUAL REUNION
Pleasant Gathering of Sol*
\<l<lrcNscN Uclherrd bj lion, It. A.
Cooper, ll?m. I', r. MeGouaii. llcau*
Ili'uI Kondition "'I'lic IIo)n in (lrti)H
Iii Mrs, Hoyd. Recitation )?> Jnines
The Hamens Survivors iiHsoelntlon,
composed of the Confederate veterans
of Haarens county. held its annual re
union in tho court house Saturday
and was largely attended by tho old
soldiers. About half of the survivors
of the creat war were in attendance
und spent the day very pleasantly to
gether. The following account of the
meeting Is taken from the minutes of
The annual meeting of I.aureus Sur
vivors of the war of the Sixties was
hold in the court house on Saturday
the Oth lust.
'('apt. W, A. MoCllntock presided and
(i. C. Thompson look notes of procod
Ings for Secretary W. I'. Coker who
was unable to attend.
The meeting opened with prayer led
by the Chaplain, Uo\ J, k McCain.
Nexl came "The Hoys In Cray"
beautifully rendered by Mrs. Mnsio
lloyd. A motion of thanks to tin- lady
was am wired by a rousing Itobol yell.
Then a recitutlon by .liimes Fleming
of Iiiinford. The young man aeiiutllod
himself handsomely ami was given a
This was followed by addresses by
Holl, IV I?. M.Cow.in and lion. It. A.
Cooper These gontlcliieni hoth went,
into Hie causes, conduct and Conse
quences oi the greal war tor Southern
Independence in an eloquent ami In
structive manner, ami were rou;idl>
The association re elecleil the |||
otimhchls to serve iinnllier year, \\ v.
MeCHnlock, president; \Y I'. Coker,
Seeretary; Ue\. .1. k. McCain, chap
(). tl, Thompson read a paper glrihrf
the mil', h ami time ol enlistment and
nuinhers of the various commands
that went trout LauI'eiiH county, allow
ing thai there were Urnl and last
nearly !1,000 men ami hoys that en
listed from this county. He also re
ported what had boon done to carry
out the joint resolution of the legisla
ture of hill in regard to enrolling
the soldiers of I/aureus county. The
roll now has the names of 2,5117 sol
The hoys, one hundred and one in
number, were fed at Hie several board
ing houses of the eity and were loud
in their praise of the good ladies and
proprietors who led (hem so hand
Although no formal resolutions
were offered or passed thanking lIlOIII,
yet every Comrade could not and will
not forgot those who were so active in
entertaining the old Iniys.
Il is estimated that there ate about
200 survivors in the county. This day
was enjoyed by ivory veteran.
W. A. McClinl,oek,
w. I?, Coker, President.
Cllllght I Neaped Convict,
.lohn Milder, a negro who escaped
from the county chain gang in De
cember, 1010 and who has been at
largo ever since, was captured In
Svpnr tan burg Saturday by Deputy
Sheriff Kehl, lander was convicted of
house breaking and larceny and C
coped a few months after being plac
ed on the gang, A elm- as to lllrt
whereabouts was picked up some tlmo
ngo and t-ie deputy sheriff went. on*,
to follow H up. Meeting the negro on
ihe -iieet in Spartanbiifg, Mr. Itcid
confronted him with his photograph.
Though denying hi* identity at. first,
Cinder admitted Hint be was tie- man
wanted and submitted to arr< wltli
(ioos lo nmv Jersey.
Mi . Ma c. Turner, who has been
supplying for Mi Wil Ixni Cray for
several mouths during tho summer
season ami who wto to bach at .Mount*
ville this year, ha accepted a position
as head of the primary department, in
the schools of fioitfd Hrook, N. .1.