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NO TRIAL NECESSARY
IN NETTLES CASE
80 Minis Committee of Methodist MI11.
isters Sc Ire I eil to Hear Charges
which were to havo been Preferred
Against Rev. 8. A. Netties.
Qreenvillo, S. C, Sept. IS. "No ac
cusation nnd DO OVidonCe being
brought before the committee, wo find
00 trial necessary."
This Ik the decision returned yes
terday afternoon by the committee of
Methodist ministers selected to Inves
tigate certain rumors detrimental to
tho Kev. S. A. Nettles, editor of the
Southern Christian Advocate. The
?committee tuet yesterday afternon at
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal church,
in West Oroonvillo, with Rev. P. P.
K1lgo, presiding older, In the chair.
Following is the official roport of
the committee upon the hearing yes
Rev. S. A. Nettles having requested
an investigation of rumors detrimen
tal to him, the committee of investi
gation, composed of Itov. Ij. I'. McCiOO,
Rev. W. I0, Wiggins and Kev. W. M.
OwlllgS, met at SI. Paul Methodist
church, Oreenvllle, s. ('., Wednesday,
September IT, at " o'clock p. Ill, Kev.
I*. P. KilgO, pl'OSldillg elder ill the
ehalr. Itcv. B. s. Jones appeared as
counsel for the licensed nnd request
ed that each witness bo examined
without the presence of other witness
es. Rov. .1. Cauthcn appeared as a
prosecuting witness and claimed the
right to associate with him, as CO
prescuting witnesses, about one
fourth of the Witnesses summoned.
Tlie chair ruled they would have to ap
point one of their number as the ac
cuser or prosecuting witness. After a
brief consultation with one another
Mr. Cauthcn said: "Wo appeal from
your ruling and have nothing further
tor you am) will carry the matter to
the annual conference." He then with
drew, some of bis witnesses retiring
with him. Whereupon the chair ad
dressed the remaining witnesses, ask
ing them if they had any accusations
to bring against Rev. s. A. Nettles.
There bolllg no response, the chair
Instructed the committee to prcpffrc
their decision and they rendered the
following: "No accusation and no evi
dence being brought before the com
mittee, we lind no trial necessary."
P. P. KUgo, President,
(). M. Abney, Secretary.
I,. P. McGee,
w. hj. Wiggins,
w. \i. Owings,
Rov. E. S. .tones, counsel for Mr.
Nettles, has prepared the following
Kev. v., S. Jones' Statement.
Rev. k. :s. Jones, who represented
Rev. s. A. Netties in the Investiga
tion held yesterday afternoon, made
the following statement last night:
"This Investigation was called at
the request of Mr. Nettles. For some
time untrue rumors of an Irritating
and rollccting character had been
coming to Mr. Nettles" ears, and he
decided that the best course to be
pursued was to ask for an investiga
tion. In the letter he addressed to
Rev. I'. P. Kllgo, presiding elder of
this district. Mr. Nettles stated that
Rov. A. J. Cauthcn, of Spartanburg,
S. C, Claim? d to know of these de
"When Mr. Cauthcn was requested
to appear before the investigating
committee, he wrote that he would
be on hand, but that be would not
appear as Mr. Nettles' accuser, for
he knew nothing against him, but
would ?simply furnish accusations
that have logically been given me."
The presiding elder then requested
Mr. Cauthcn to furnish him the
names of these accusers, in order
that they might He notified to ap
pear before the committee of inves
tigation. Mr. Cauthcn replied with
a list of fifty-five names. Each of
these was Informed by letter of the
date, place and purpose of the In
vestigation and was asked to be
presont. Many of these did not ap
pear. As a matter of fact, many of
the persons whose names appeared
on the list furnished by Mr. Cauth
cn expressed surprise at being sum
moned, stating that they knew noth
ing whatever against Mr. Nettles;
and one of thorn goes so far as to
say that, prior to tho receipt of the
summons, he had never heard of either
Mr. Nettles or Mr. Cauthcn. In view
of these facts, it is difficult to under
stand by what 'logical' channel ac
cusations by theso parties reached
Mr. Cauthen's hands.
"Mr. Cauthcn appeared before the
investigating committee this afternoon
in the character of the accuser or
prosoctlting witness. "When the time
came to begin the taking of testimony,
Mr. Jones, as Mr. Nettle's counsel, re
quested that each witness .,r,ve his
testimony without other witnesses be
ing present. Mr. Cauthen made stren
uous objection to this, stating that
there would be quite a number of oth
ers associated with him as prosecut
ing witnesses. The chair said that, in
Ills opinion, this joining of others as
prosecuting witnesses In order to have
them present throughout the pro
ceeding*, would amount to a dodging
of the church l:iw on the point, and
therefore ruled that only one person
could remain present throughout the
proceedings as prosecuting witness.
"After a hurried consultation with
his would-be associate accusers or
prosecuting witnesses, Mr. Cautheu
announced that he would proceed no
father before the committee, but
would appeal from the ruling of the
Chair, and take the matter bet?re
tho next annual conference. Hav
ing so delivered himself, he and
some of his witness abruptly with
drew. The witnesses who remained
were then askod by the chair tr they
had anything to say against Mr.
Nettlos, There was no response, and
the chair Instructed tho committee
to prepare their decision. They
decided that no trial was necessary.
"The reason why Mr. Nettles de
sired the exclusion of all witnesses
except the one testifying is obvious.
It is not positively known why Mr.
Cauthcn was so strongly opposed to
this usual manner of procedure, but
from what was said on the floor by
one of Mr. Cauthon's associates who
desired to bo present during all the
examination of witnesses, apparently
the reason was, not because they
bad any testimony to offer ugalnst
Mr. Nettle , but merely because they
wanted to see that It was not made
id appear thai Mr. Cauthen was
prosecuting Mr. Nettles.
"Mr. Nettles rogrcts exceedingly
that .after all preparations had been
made io ko throughly Into the mat
ter, Mr. Cauthcn refused to produce
the accusations Which he had prom
ised to produce."
Statement from Other Side.
The following statement has been giv
en out for publication from Spartan
"The undersigned wore at Green
ville on Wednesday afternoon for the
purpose of participating in the Inves
tigation of ROV. S. A. Nettles. Wo
have studiUOSTy avoided newspaper
publicity In this matter, both for tho!
sake of the church and of Mr. Nettles.
We are sorry that the presiding elder
of the Greenville district andRev. E.
9. Jones, counsel for Mr. Nettles, saw
lit to publish in the secular press
their statoinent of what occured, be
cause wo do not believe that the secu
lai press is the place for this particu
lar matter, nor will we be drawn into
a newspaper controversy over it .ac
cording to our present attidlldc to
ward the (tuestIon .
We have prepared an exhaustive
statement with reference to tho whole
mailer and had intended to hand it to
the secular press this day. After ma
ture deliberation, we have COIUC to
the conclusion that it would do
neither us, Mr. Netties and his
friends, the church; nor the Advocate
any good, to make public these mat
ters at the present time. We earnest
ly desire to do nobody all injustice or
injury, and for this reason decline to
be drawn into public prints at the
present time about it. We believe
thai the decorous and orderly thing
to do is to proceed according to the
discipline of (he church and we de
cllne to be diverted therefrom. Our
?present intention Is that whatever
may be said or done shall reach the
"Trusting that our position will be
under?tood and appreciated by all
right thinking people, we are very
A. J. CACTI IKN,
P. B. Spartanburg Hist.
C. C. HERBERT,
I'astor Central Church,
A. N. BRUNSON,
I'astor Bethel Church.
B. J. OUBSS,
Castor Duncan Church.
J. WRIGHT NASH,
Chairman Hoard Stewards,
OOMliat %'111,, v.u.
C. P. HAMMOND,
Chairman Bethel Hoard Stewards.
L A. JUSTICE,
Member Bethel Church.
R. H. FEROUSON,
Steward Bethel Church.
S. P. CANNON,
steward Bethel Church.
J. M. CRAWFORD,
Steward Bethel Church.
NO REUNION OF
Death of MuJ. Holmes und ('apt. Gulg<
nurd Causes IMhiis to Im- Held Up.
Barnwell, Sept. 21.?There will be
no reunion of the Hurvlvors of the
Wallace House, held in Harnwell this
year, owing to the death of .Major John
VV. Holmes, of Harnwell, last Decem
ber, and the more recent demise of
Capt. J. G. Gulgnard. of Columbia, ac
cording to a statement made public
il*a?t year one of the features of the
Harnwell county reunion was a meet
ing of nearly all of the survivors of
that history-making body, under the
auspices of the County Kail Associa
tion. Some twelve or fourteen attend'
od, and the day was thoroughly enjoy
e I by the townspeople and the guests
; like. It was planned at that time to
make these annual reunions a perma
nent featrue of the fair, but the man
agement feels, and rightly, that the
.deaths of these two illustrious sons of
South Carolina would east a gloom
over the meeting, ami make it more a
day of mourning than one of rejoicing.
For this reason they have deemed it
advisable to postpone the reunion.
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BARGA NS IN REAL
One house and lot on West Main Street, now at a bar- |jj
gain for a quick sale.
on Pea Ridge, 100 acres and |>j
ell located as to schools, churches
f<6 and good neighbors.
E4 The Dr. Duvall Farm
4 splendid improvements, wel
A 50 acre farm in same neighborhood at a reasonable yj
50 acres joining lands of J. M. Dean and Geo. Brown.
Lands in the vicinity of Barksdale Station, Waterloo,
Mountville and other sections of the county.
fl Several lots of the Badgett Place, near Watts Mill,
pi still unsold. f4
4 Laurens Trust Company g
kl R. A. COOPKR, President. C. \Y. TUNE,Sec, & Treas. rJi
*A Anderson & Rlakelvy, Managers Real Estate Sales.
*A LAURENS, S, C.
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The Live Wire Firm That's Making Laurens Famous by Selling Same Goods for Less Money.
The Red Iron Racket is by far the largest retail house in Laurens. You can buy very near anything
you may need in this Big Department Store: Clothing, Hats, Caps, Shoes, Dry Goods, Millinery, Rib
bons, Laces, Embroidery, Hosiery, Underwear, Notions, Shirts, Collars, Ties, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs,
Gloves, Pants, Overalls, Ladies' Dress Skirts, Shirtwaist, Underskirts, Corsets, Corset Covers, Long
Coats, Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Drugs, Stationery, Candy, Tobacco, Cigars, Trunks, Suit Cases, Um
brellas, Rugs, Oil Cloth, Window Shades, Wall Paper, Crockery, Tin, Glass and Enameled Ware, Lamps,
Lanterns, and Racket Goods at WAY DOWN PRICES.
WHY PAY MORE?
Come to Laurens and buy your Goods at J. C. Burns & Company and Save 10 to 85 per cent of your
hard earned money. Our buildings are packed jam full from Basement to the Ceiling of the worlds'
best merchandise gathered together under one roof ready for your inspection.
THESE GOODS MUST, SHALL AND WILL BE SOLD.
Six Special Bargain Days Each Week. Don't Spend a Red Cent Until You Get to
RED IRON RACKET
We are Located Completely out of the High-priced District 210 West Laurens St., Next to Bramlett's Shop
The Books of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection of
State, County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year, 1913. at the
Treasurer's Office from October 15th.
to December 31st, 1912. After Decem
ber :j 1 st. one per cent will be added.
After January 31st, two per cent wilt
be added, and after February 28th,
Beven per cent, will be added till the
Loth day of March, 1914, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Township are requested to
call for receipts in each of the several
Townships in which the property ia
located. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty may be attached.
All able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and GO years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
50 years of ane. t oininulallon Load,
Tax $1.50 in lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows;
For State purposes.'?Vi mills
For Constitutional School Tax :: mills
For Ordinary County purposes mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds l mill
For Road and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House Bonds .. . A\<2 mills
Cor Special School Tax .. ..1 mill
Special Schoo!, .Laurens Township.
Laurens No. 11.7 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.8 Vi mills
Maddens No. 2.1 mills
Narnio No. 3.5 mills
Baileys No. ?.2 milks
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Drove No. tl.2 mills
Ora No. 12.1 mills
Special Schools?Youngs Township.
Youngs No. I!.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.1 mills
Youngs No. 4.4 mills
Youngs No. 6.4 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.II milks
L an ford No. 10.HV-j mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Central No. G.2 mills
Special Schools ? Dials Township.
Green Pond No. t.I mills
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloh No. 3.I mills
Cray Court-Owitlgs No. 5 .. ..I mills
Barksdale No. c>.G mills
Dials Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.11 mills
Mernn No. 8.2 milks
Dials No. I.4 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
Mt. Bethel No. '1.3 mills
Princeton No. l.I mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.I mills
Rabun No. 4.8V6 mills
Hendorsonviille No. 5.8V6 mills
Friendship No. G.7 mills
Breworton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R. R. Bonds I milks
Mernn No. S.2 mills
Special Schools?Waterloo Township.
; Waterloo No. 11.1 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. t.:'. mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
; Kkom No. :!.I mills
Ccntcrpoint No. t.2 mills
Oakxiliu No. 5.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. G.2 mills
? Mt. Olive No. 7.:. mills
Reedy drove No. 8.2 mills
Spec ial Schools-Cross Hill Township
Cross Bill No. 13.G mills
i Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
1 Cross Hill No. I.2 mills
' Cross Hill No. 5.I mills
Cross Hill No. f..2 milks
Cross Hill No. .?_' milks
Special Schools?I Linter Township.
Mountvllle No. IG.!? milks
Hunter No. 2.I mills
Hunter No. I!.1 mills
Clinton No. .">.('. mills
I hinter No. S.3 milks
Wadsworth No. 4.1! milks
Hunter No. 1.2 mills
Special Schools?Jacks Township.
Odells No. 6.1 mills
Hurricane Nd. 15.3 mills
shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
?lacks No. :'..5 mills
Special Schools?Sctlfiletown Township
Langs ton Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuflletown No. 1 .2 mills
Lnnford No. 10.GV6 mills
Ora No. 12.4 mills
Scuflletown No. 2.I mills
Scuffielown No. 1.1 mills
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mall by Check, money order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to
be taken off are requested to sond
them early; and give the Township of
eac h, as the Treasurer is very busy
dining the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG,
September 17, 1013.?td.
Notice is horoby givon that Certifi
cate No. ::7 for two shares of the cap
ital stock of Citizens Building and
1/oan Association of Laurens, s. c.
Issued on 1st day of May, 1007 to the
undersigned has been lost or destroy
ed and cannot now bo found and on
the 1st; day of October, 1913, at 10
o'clock! in the forenoon, the under
signed as the owner thereof will ap
ply to said assoc iation at its offices at
Laurens, s. C, (Peoples Loan & Ex
change Bank) for a new certificate.
Houston Molls Garrott.
Aug. 15, 1013?l-Gt.
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