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FINE RECORD MADE
IN SESSIONS COURT
Thirty One Cases Disposed
of During Week.
A LIFE TERM
FOR SAM PRICE
Court Adjourned Saturdaj Afternoon
After One of the Busiest Weeks on
Beeord. Business Dispatched with
Precision und Rapidity.
The general sessions court adjourn
ed Saturday afternoon after a record
breaking week of work. Thirty-one
cases were tried in addition to six
appeal cases. Fourteen prisoners
were sent to the county chain gang for
a total of eighteen years and lines
amounting to $485 were either collect
ed or arranged for. in addition to the
total of eighteen years of chain gang
?work, one prisoner, Sam Price, lias a
life term sentence for murder and
recommendation to mercy, but bis at
torneys have filed a notice of appeal
to the supreme court and it will be
some time before it will be known |
"whether or not he will have to serve
Following tlie disposal of several ap
peal cases from the lower courts, the
court of general sessions adjourned
Saturday afternoon after a very busy
session. The court was occupied with
the cases of George Lark, for violation
of the dispensary law, 'When this pa
per dast went to press. George Lark
was convicted on two of three different
counts and given a sentence of eight
months or $2f>0.
Jim Burnsido was convicted of an
assault and battery of a high and ag
gravated nature with recommendation
to mercy. He was given three months
John Vance was acquitted of assault
and battery with intent to kill.
K. H. Smith, 'white, was tried for as
sault and battery with intent to kill,
the prosecuting witness being a negro.
The jury remained out until late
Thursday night without reaching a
verdict. The judge ordered a mistrial.
James Wilson, charged witth tOv
same crime, was given $100 or three
The court disposed of two murder
eases during the Thursday session.
In .the morning the court took up the
case of Sam Price, charged with the
murder of Tom Hunter, the killing
having taken place in "Possum Hol
Jc/w" near one of the negro church In
this city. The killing grew out of
jealousy on the part of Tom Hunter
and occurred on the night of March
22nd, 'when Tom Hunter discovered
?Sam Price at the former's house, in
company with bis wife. Price claimed
on the stand that he had merely stop
ped there to find out of Toms wife why
Tom had threatened to kill him and
that Tom's wife had called him into
the house for fear of public criticism
if they should be seen in the yard.
Price admitted firing the fatal shot but
claimed that he shot to protect him
self when Tom Hunter advanced up
on him in a threatening manner. Price
'was found guilty witli recommenda
tion to mercy. The court over-ruled
a motion for a new trial and the ne
gro was later given a life term sen
Thursday afternoon John Allen, who
killed Will Loopey in the southern
portion of the city on the 27th of Au
gust, was tried for murder and con
victed of manslaughter with recom
mendation to mercy. The lawyers for
tho defense and state agreed to recom
mend this "\erdict and the jury ren
dered its decision Without leaving the
room. Allen was sentenced to two
years in the penitentiary or on the
public works of the county, lie claim
ed that tho shot Which caused the
doalh of Will Loopy was caused by an
accidental discharge of a pistol when
he and Will Loopy were playing with
it. Xo evidence materialized to con
tradict this testimony so the verdict
of manslaughter was rendered.
Tho court Thursday also disposed
of Jim Dendy. charged with assault
and battery with intent to kill. He
In the case of the Still i VH .lessee
Reeder, charged with as emit and bat
tery With intent to kill. Reodor" was
convicted and given a sentence of $200
or f? months.
The jury handed up a sealed ver
diet In the case of .lack Bowman,
Charged with soliciting emigrants.
The entire day Friday was taken
U|) With the case of the State vs .los.
G. Sullivan, charged with obtaining a
bill of lumber from Hudgcns <fc Roper,
of Laurens. upon false pretenses. The
Jurors went to their room Friday ev
ening and remained out until Saturday
morning about 11 o'clock, when Judge
Shipp ordered a mistrial.
The (?rand Jury.
The grand jury made its last pre
sentment of the year Wednesday af
ternoon, as follows:
To the Presiding Judge:
The grand jury of Laurens county
makes this, its last presentment, at
We have passed on all bills handed
in by the solicitor.
Wo commend that the supervisor
employ competent architects to make
plans and estimates of cost of erecting
a new jail and also of repairing and
putting i i good condition the present
We recommend thai the supervisor
secure estimates of cost of beautifying
the court house grounds and putting
same in first class condition.
AVe recommend that a door be cut
in the partition between room at back
of judge's stand in court house and
the toilet room.
We recommend that suitable car
pets or lloor Covering be placed in
aisles of court room and on judge's
It has been reported that Laurens
Cotton Mill lias been depositing trash
and refuse matter at head of a stream
near C. B. Adam's store and that such
is detrimental to the health of the
community. These conditions have
been examined into by a committee
from this body .and it has been found
that trasli and refuse matter is de
posited at the point to such an extent
that it amounts to a nuisance. Wagons
of the Laurens'Cotton mill were at the
point when the committee was there
and trash was unloaded therefrom.
We recommend that the said mill be
required to move such trash and re
fuse matter from said point to some
point where it will not amount to a
public nuisance at once and in the
event it fails to do so that it be pre
sented for maintaining a nuisance.
We recommend that the telegraph
poles and wires along the Columbia.
Newbtrry and Laurens railroad, be
tween the Decatur Simpson place and
Ceorge Copeland crossing be removed
from the public highway by the own
ers thereof and that in the event such,
owners should fail to remove same
from the highways that they be pre
sented for obstructing the highway.
In conclusion we thank Your Honor
and the Court officials for courtesies
John A. Franks,
Sept. 10, 1913.
The following are the six "bold
over" jurors for next year: .1. C. Mc
Millan, Jim Wade Hill. .1. B. Phil pot,
J. Ben Hunter, J. I). King, W. II. Sims.
Lecture at Hock Brldtre.
Mr. Frank Whildew, of Columbia,
?will give his lecture "The Burning of
Columbia" at the Rock Bridge school,
Friday night, beginning promptly at
half-fast sov(M). All lovers of South
Carolina history should hear this in
structive lecture, given by an eye
'witness lo the scene. After the lec
ture there will be a box supper for
the benefit of the school. Come and
bring well filled boxes.
Fine Hunting Trip.
Mr. John I). W. Watts. Mr. John Bolt
and Mr. C.eorge Martin returned Sat
urday from Berkeley county, where
they had spent the past week or so
hunting fox and doer. They report
splendid luck anil much fun. Mr. Bolt
kille,) the first deer of his career, the
first one that lie had over shot al in
his life. In all, they killed two deer,
a half dozen foxes and some smaller
Coining' from a Distance.
Mr. S. (5. McDnnlcl, who lias recent
ly opened up one of the new indus
tries of the town, tho McBnniol <;in
nory, states that h? Is getting cotton
from quite a distance now thai lie ha- ;
made it possible for move cotton to be
ginned in Laurens. Si ed cotton has
come to him from as far as the Cross
Anchor country, from near ?fa and
even as far as War.' Shoal-. The
town needs more small enterprises
such as this to draw the people here
from a distance as every new concern
like lliis attracts new business.
TO WIDEN SCOPE
Laurens High School Choral S?del)
to Attempt ami Accomplish Greater
Things tliis Year.
The Laurens High School Choral
Society, which gave a very successful
concert last year is now making pre
paration to present a program far in
advance of that rendered last year.
This year the society will be strength
ened by the best voices in Laurens,
who will aid the pupils. In addition to
this, the accompaniments win be
played by three very capable musi
cians, Mrs. W. B. Lucas, Miss Caro
line Roper, ami Miss Francis Davis.
Taken all together the prospects for
a successful concert arc very bright.
The Choral Society was organized
for the purpose of cultivating a taste
for good music. To this end, a rather
comprehensive program lias been ar
ranged. There will be lighter selec
tions from such composers as Whit
ing, Wilson, and IMnsutl. Among the
lighter numbers Wilson's "Carmona"
will be given. There will also be clas
sical numbers from the works of the
following composers: Schumann,
Qrlcg, Handel, Schubert, Raff. Mnseng
ni, and Qounod. in this group Schu
bert's "Hrl King" and Grieg's "Olaf
Trygvason" will hold 'prominent
places. The crowning feature of the
program will be the selections from
the opera "Patience,' "Martha." "Del'
Freisch?tz," "Ii Trovatoro," and
"Faust." .ludging from those selec
tions, one is easily convinced thill lie
society is fulfilling its purpose.
In order to perfect an organization
and to discuss the plans for the com
ing year, a meeting will he held in the
school auditorium Thursday evening
September 1Mb, at eight o'clock. The
director cordially invites to this meet
ing every person who likes to sing
and is willing to work faithfully to
learn the music selected. He feels that
those who join the chorus will not on
ly help it but will also improve them
selves. He is very desirous to have the
cooperation of all tin- musicians of
Laurens, for he feels that, with this
cooperation, he will bo able to accom
plish that of Which the entire town
will justly lie proud.
DEATH OF MKS. DAVIDSON,
Estimable and Much Hehn cd Lady of
Clinton, Sejd. 16.- Mrs. Ceorge Da
vidson died Saturday morning, after
suffering for two months from a
stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Davidson
was 77 years of age and has lived in
'Clinton all her life and leaves a host
of friends. She leaves six children:
Mr. L. 11. Davidson, G. H. Davidson.
0. R. Davidson and Mrs. T. R. Owens
all of Clinton and Mrs. J. C. McMillan
and Mrs. Ii. S. Copeland of Renno, S.
The funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at four o'clock In the
First Presbyterian church and were
conducted by the Rev. W. P. Jacobs.
The minstrel show staged at the
opera house Friday evening under
the direction of Mrs. Doverenx Turn
er, for the benefit of the county hos
pital, drew a large audience which
listened with interest to the black face
comedians, both male and female.
Quite a number of late songs and |
new jokes were pulled or, A
neat little sum was realized from the
ANNUAL BAZA AH NOV. ('.TIL
Ladles begin tu Make Preparations
for Hie Inntuil Event.
Announcement has been made by
the secretary, that the annual bazaar,
held by the aid societies of the Me
thodist and Presbyterian churches,
will In' held this year Nov. Oth. As is
tho usual custom, dlnm r will bo serv
ed at noon and oysters in the evening.
As formerly, the varied line of noodle
and hand work will he displayed for
In another part of this Issue of the
Advortiser will be found an advertise
ment setting forth tho dates for tho
fall openings in Spartan burg. The
dates selected for special displays of
the merchants in that city are Sept.
22. 2". and 2!. the first three days of
next week. The merchants of Spar
tanburg have made special prepara
tions for these three big day-.
VETERANS IN BLUE
( 'hattanooga is Scone i>f ltounlon of
Those Who fought lor the i' 11 it>ii
in (ho r.u's naj spont in Sight ?Co?
Chattanooga, 'turn., Sept. 15. The
formal opening today of tho Grand
Army of tlio llopubli 's 17th annual
oncnmpinenl was occupied chiefly
with sightseeing tours to historic
battlefields. A drizzling rain, which
lasted until nightfall, did not deter
thousands of veterans from making,
pilgrimages to lx)Okoilt Mountain.
Chickamauga I'ark and Missionary
Itldgc. About 3fi,000 are in attendance,
including visitors who are not veter
Today was officially designated as
"Lookout Mountain Day" for this
reason a majority of tho veterans vis !
Ited tho scene of tho struggles titty
yoars ago of Confederate forces under
Generals Drngg and l/nigstreet and
Colon troops commanded b> Generals
CS rant and "Pap" Thomas.
Tho veterans wero divided into1
groups, upon reaching tho mountain
and special guides explained the
maneuvers of the competing forces
and told thrilling stories of many
sharp encounters. Although these
guides learned the facts of their
stories from what are considered
authoriati ve sources, they were fre
quently Interrupted by veterans who
participated in the struggle, ami who
Interest of the. veterans already is
being manifested in the election of
a commander in chief of the <;. \. U
to succeed Cell. Alfred H. Mels.
Representatives from three cities
have entered tho contest for the for
ty eighth annual encampment. Delega
tions from Mobile, Houston and He
trolt are seeking this honor.
yk 01.pi: tymk com'.
An Old Negro Vppears on (he Streets
with Suit Made in 1^7!?.
Dcdcckcd in a handsome gray suit.
Lewd Henderson, an old negro, creat
ed quite a little stir last Saturday
when lie appeared on the streets here
and Incidentally mentioned tho fact
that his new fall suit was made in
1879. He looked splc ami span in
the new fall styles of thirty-four
years ago. the suit still being in good
shape, without a patch and of the llll
est form-fitting model. Lewd says
that the suit he hud on Saturday was
just his everyday clothes and thai he
had a Sunday-go-to-meetlng suit at
home erected about the same time
that was the real thing. Lewd is a
fine type of the old southern darkey,
and is proud of having gone through
the entire four years of war as the
bodyguard of Veteran Wade Hender
son of this county.
Wanted In North Carolin?.
James Christopher, wanted in Hay
wood county, N. C. on a charge of
murder, was arrested In Greenwood
several days ago by Deputy Johns, of!
Lydia Mills, and turned over to the
North Carolina authorities here S'lii
day afternoon. Christopher and a
woman who was accompanying him
were both carried to Hay wood county |
Sunday afternoon. The nrresl came
about after Christopher iia I been spot
ted at the Lydia Mills by Deputy
Johns1. Before an arrest could bo
made, however, Christopher i"ft for
Greenwood, where the Lydia deputy
BulhH Have Come.
The Advertiser lias been nsked to
announce that the bulbs for the bazaar
have arrived and those who desire
them can gel them by applying to
Miss Elizabeth Hlchey, tho chairman
of the Committee. Hy notifying her
any number will bo prompt! lollver
More Dispensing Piind.
The siat. Superintendent of Kduea
tlen has made nnnoiinsod distribution
of the dispensary fund now In lii.H
hands. I.aureus county comes in for
a .-hare of this. .*I,-jbeing nllotcd
to this county.
New Graded School Tear her.
To me. t the needs of n largor at
tendance at the grad< 1 school, Mis
Mary Bell Bahh, of thi city, has b< oil
elected as an addition:!! lonelier, Misa
Bahh has been teaching .school for
several years and Is a most Capable
I. ?. < OPKLANTI I.K U i s.
Ojiens (Mice in Grccnulllc where He
Ulli Deal in I'.>i.
Mr. Blbert VV. Copelnnd, who has
boon luiying cotton on the local mar
ket for a number of years, left last
week for Greenville, ?bore ho will
open ui> a cotton brokerage business,
buying and. selling cotton all over this
section Of the state. Mr. Copolllhd
went to Greenville to bo nearer the
larger cotton mills and where he could
he in touch with tin* New York mar
In view of the impression abroad
that the 1 .aureus cotton market is not
as good as the markets in nearby
towns, ami since Mr. Copolnud could
not IIOW possibly be interested in ot
idased a.-> to the l.aureus cotton mar
ket, he was asked his candid opinion
as u> the relative marketing ndvnnttig
OS of the l.aurens market and other
markets. Mr. Copclilltd stated Uli
equivocally that the market at I.au
reus was equally as good as any of
the markets surrounding it and that
III times the agents of the different
Cotton linns nearly got their quota
Hons from the l.aurens agents, Taken
the year round, he said, the l.aurens
market is as good as liny and that,
oil many occasions, be has been told 1
by the cotton factors that cotton could
he bought cheaper elsewhere. As an
instance of this. Mr. Copcland stated
thai the Saturday before he left Lnu
rens, cotton was bringing 12 cents In
Clinton ami 12 I I in Hamens. This is
Hot always the case, he stated, but
only goes to show that III time:- the
l.aurens market is al>ov< Uber mar
kets and that as a gene thing it is
equal to any of lliein.
It there is an impression that the
l.aurens cotton market is low, he said,
then the impression is wrong.
liKCTITIti: UN PAN VM V.
Prof. II. .1. Mct-ce Will Give lecture
With Lantern Slides h'ridliy, Sept.
Supt. lt. L Jones, of the city school
has succeeded in securing Prof, II J.
McCee to give a lecture <?ii " The I'an
anna Canal" in the school auditorium
Friday afternoon ami night. Sept. 2(1.
The lecture will be illustrated with
lantern slides, the pictures beim', the
same ones used by the Panama Canul
Commission representing the govern
ment. Prof. M< ( lee has a thorough
knowledge of the big canal ami will
110 doubt give a very interesting and
instructive account of the great pro
jeot. There will be a matinee in the
afternoon given especially for the
children. The prices for the matinee
will be in cents for children and If*
cents for grown-ups. The admission
to the night performance will be ir?c
for children and i!."> cents for grown
ups. The proceeds will go to the
i chool fund.
TICK PRIZE WINNERS.
The Parcels Post Page lias t(tractcd
Great Attention (Her the County.
The Parcels Post editor or The Ad
vertiser has had bis hands full open
ing and judging (lie many letters sent
in answering the questions on the
perC'ds post page. Letters have come
in I roiii all over the county and tie
job of looking them over hasn't been
easy. The letters so far have been re
markably good ami The Advertiser i
sorry that it cannot give everyone the
oio-dollar prize. So far two set ol
questions have appeared and the fol
lowing two young ladies have boon
judged as the prize winner tii ? :
week, Miss Mottle Hobo Pooh . second
week, Miss Nellie Holcoillbe,
The contest will continue I <?
more weeks ami every reader of this
paper Is invited to make a try for the j
prize. The question and conditions
will bo found on (ho Parcel Post
page in tIiis issue.
\ dds sa \ Iiitr> Hepa rl iiienl,
lleglnnlng on tin fi t of next hioiit Ii
pctobc . I Peopb Loan and K ?.
(heir Ol er bi hklllg hU ill" T
i lie die lent management n
bank, and sayings deposited will pay
lh" ii : ?! rate of interest, four per
ei ? The Peoples H'ahk hin la '-:i In
for i!''. years and ha i ro >n
to if. otic of t ho si i niii'" i in If till lout
Ill the. upper pari of the Mate. The
LvliigH depar?hont will undoubtedly
, . <!?.?? a valuable asset.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
The Schools Open With
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Presbyterian College will Open Th?rs?
tla> Morning with (ho Largest Kit?
rolliuenl In its existence, shower
in Honor of Miss Ora Hess little.
Clinton, Sept. Id. On Tuesday ov
enlug the members of the young ladles
embroidery club gnvo a most attrac
tive shown- to Miss On ah Hess Little
who loaves the L'.Mb of this month for
inhocntx. Kach member of :h < club
gave some piece of silver or some use
ful gift for tho ?ork bar. or sewing
purpose ami it was a most complete
outfit of lovely articles. A book con
taining pictures of each member of
the club ami some verse a boll I Ihoni
was also presented Miss l.ltilo. l>urj
lug the afternoon each person present
wrote a letter for her to open at some
curttUn lime durlug her journey, Miss
Olo Young was hostess for this occa
sion tllltl her lovely homo was beau
tiful with let ins and pink roses. A
delicious salad and HWoel course was
Monday morning Hie graded school
opened with an cnrollnn nl of f?00 chil
dren, The teachers for (he year are:
Miss lOssie Young, MIhh I'curlo Hays,
Miss Hera Halley ol Clinton. Miss
lOdlth McCutchoon of Hlshopvlllo, Mist
Marie Yearger of Haltiniore, Md..
Miss Frances Hurgess of Crawfords
vllle, c.a.. MIsh l.eoia Hook from
i Mriuo, S C, Miss Annie Itadcllffe,
from Abbei m,. and Miss I'curlo Col -
Her from Mken, s. c.
College will open Thin: day morn
ing with the brightest prnspccl II has
ever hail and the hoys are lo re ready
Mr. I'.hi.. I .1. I trim mi I. ft Moiulav
for llishopvillo, wheie In will take up
his work as principal of (he graded
i el.I i here
Miss Sara Cnpclaiid lofi Saturday
lor Marlon, N. C to take up her work
ill the school there.
Miss Mary Dlllard left hoi week for
I,ako t'iiy. where she tenches iliis
Miss Irene Dlllard left Monday for
Lynchhurg, \'a . where she has accept
ed a position in llandoir Mucon col
Miss lOdlth Austin lefl for Winthrop
college this week. She has accepted a
position in the preparatory depart
ment for Ibis session.
Misses Virginia Owens, lOvIo Sliands,
Nancy Owen-, lOmma Chandler, Ijou
iso Austin, Lena Adnir, llatlle Klnney,
llattio Delaney, Marguerite and Car
rie Voung bfi on Tuesday for Win
Misses ICmmlo Robertson and Mittie
Young spent the week end with Mrs.
'Duncan Johnson in Newberry,
Misess Louise and Itoena Jones re
turned from Georgia this week, wiiero
they have been spending the summer.
Miss Clnylo Halley left Tuesday for
Greenville where she will enter <; r.
Mi .. Lam i> Aull hat ri turned from
a trip lo Virginia,
I >r. a ml M ri. Nel on rel u rned la t
week from Minne ota, where they
ha ?. e been for th. in in im r.
I'm!', ami Mrs. Woodworth returned
from Virginia Tuesday.
I'rof. \. \' Martin returned from \t ?
lanla Tue day.
Dr. W. S. I:, .hi. Jr.. IcH Tor Virgini
Mrs. A. 15. Galloway hiis returned
from Hat lington and Manning.
Mrs. S. o. Caiitey, who ha i 1..- it
ill for some t|me was lalo v. to Colum
bia ho ;.i':il last woi k.
Mr. ami Mr II. I. To I I of Gri ? n -
f'nn a al ( aril (?'?1110,
'I ' ?
o<l in the county jail Sunday eharg. I
with shooting another darkey, .lain< s
Wilson, Knturndy night, the shooting
having i iken place when the negroes
fell out over a gambling game.