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LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. C. Y. Craddock spent the day
Mr. Tom Shaw made a -business trip
to Augusta this week.
Mr. C. R. Cooper was a business vis
itor in town last Saturday.
Miss Julia Neville is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. John Spratt.
Mr. Albert Dial is spending a few
days In Augusta on business.
Mr. Geo. W.- Riddle, of Mountville,
was a visitor in the city Saturday.
Mr. Cresswell Floming spent Sun
day in Greenwood with homefolks.
Mr. J. T. Power, of Bryson, was a
business visitor in the city yesterday.
Mr. W. W. Harris, of Clinton, spent
the week-end in the city with rela
Mrs. J. M. Teague of Nowberry Is
spending some time here with rola
Mr. W. G. Murff came in from Ware
Gioals to spend the day here on Sat
Mr. W. B. Cooper and young son
from Owings Station were visitors in
*e city Saturday.
Mr. H. E. Sbmpson from Clinton
Route Three was among those hero on
business last Saturday.
Mrs. B. F. Simpson and daughter,
Miss Ora Simpson, of Ora, were, visit
.ra in the city Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. 'C. Asboll, of Town
vilo, spent the week-end in the city
with the Misses Peterson.
Mr. H. J. Martin and two bright lit
tle sons, of the Trinity Ridge section,
were In the city Saturday.
Messrs. C. L. Phillips and J. F. Bur
ien, of the Boyds Mill section, were
visitors in the city Monday.
Mr. Sam Todd has accepted a '-psi
tion as traveling salesman for the
J.ggett & Myers Tobacco Co.
Mr. J. M. Hampton, returned last
week from an enjoyable meeting of
14[o insurance -agents at Cincinnati, O.
Mr. Calhoun McGowan left Monday
sr Columbia, where he will remain
*rough the sessions of the legisla
Messrs. H. T. Cook and R. L. Cook,
f rorn near Owings, were among
those who were here on 'business yea
Dr. and Mrs. T. L. Timmerman,
wbo were married in Spartanburg soy
eral weeks ago, have returned from
'he many friends of Chief W. H.
lgwell will regret to know that lie
is again confined to his bed suffering
itom a liver affection.
Mr. W. H. Holder, who has been
araking his headquarters In Spartan
Uarg, has returned to Laurens. His
Ameily will be with him.
Mr. T. A. Cowan, of Jefferson City,
Me., a member of the firm of Counts
& Cowan of this city, has been in the
rt for several days on business.
Mrs. W. H. Garrett and Miss Polly
Wentiss left last Thursday for Green
walod where they will spend a month
'Mth Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrett.
Mr. W. S. Power, brother of Cierk
et 'Court Power, has given up his farm
uear Owings Station and has takeni
phis residence here. He is now em
ploged in the office of the clerk of
S(CIAL AND) PER~SONAL.
'A number of ladies met at the home
me Mrs. Harry Kell for a 4 o'clock tea
and linen shower in honor of Mrs.
Wallaco Leo, who is going to leave tho
ser fo" Binghamton, N. Y., where she
hs going to make her future home. The
neests wer'e as follows:
Mrs. D~an Doughty, Mrs. Wmn. 'Doll,
ber. Win. Flohr, Mrs. Loyd Higboe,
Ers. Herman Graff, Mrs. Gilbert Koc
msan, Mrs. Ch as. Shootolt, Mrs. Earl
[ove, Mrs. Gee. McIr'all, Mrs. Geo. Ed
wrards, Mrs. Clarence Trotter, Mrs.
Earry Kell, Mrs. E. V. Edwards.
The following children were also
Robert, Annie, Donald and Doeoris
Iraff, Loyd Hligbo, Jr., Dorothy and
Frene Kooman, Clarence and Mable
rirotter, Marguerite Keli, Edward,
tames and Mildred Le.
They left at sun-down, wishing the
48es a safe andl pleasant journey and
wospority for the coming year.
Real graciousness Is a virtue exer
esed, not a virtue nssu med. We have
to go back to Sit. Paul's epistles to be
reminded that charity, which is really
love, unselfishness and which "suf.
foth long and is kindl," "vauntethi
not itself, is not puffed up," is at the
root of all courtesy and graciousness
It needls constant practice. It has tc
be willed often in look, or word, or
net when the inclination is against
it, but If practiced faithfully it blos
somns in the life.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
dke LAXATIVEI DROMO Qtunne. It stops the
ough and Heasdache and works off the Cold.
ruggists refunwd mouiy 11 1it finls to cur'.
.W. GROV~i'0 sin ter c:u c.ach bort. 25c.
HARRY K. ,THAW
IN NOT INSANE
So Says Commission Appointed by
State of Now Hampshire to Examine
Concord, N. '-H., Jan. 11.-Harry
Kendall Thaw -would not be a public
menace if relcaaed on bail, according
to the report of the commission ap
pointed by Federal Judge Aldrich to
inquire into Thaw's mentality.
The report says the commission
finds Thaw is not now afflicted with
any of the mental diseases from
which he was suffering when he slow
The finding was announced today.
While the commissioners say they
have reached "a definite and ,positive
opinion as to the present mental con
dition of Thaw and his -probable state
of mind at the -time of the homicide,"
they refrain from . bxpressing this
opinion in view of their instructions
from the court not to embarrass any
subsequent litigation where the broad
question of insanity might be involv
"Upoiji the question of menace or
danger through the granting of bail,
we may, however, be permitted and,
probably are compelled" concludes
the r:elport, "to record our finding
that whatever may have been the l
mental condition of Harry K. Thaw
at the time of the homicide, he now
is not suffering from any of the mem
tal diseases alleged by the prosecu
tion at the time of the trials or sub
sequently thereto, namely-mania
depressive insanity, paranoia, demen
tia, praecox, or delusional insanity.
"In our opinion it is reasonably
probible that Harry Kendall Thaw's
liberty.upider bail would not be dan
gerous or a menace to the public
The commission comprised General
Frank S. Streeter, a lawyer of this
city; Dr. Morton Prince, Boston; Dr.
G. Alderblumer, superintendent of
Butler hospital for the insane, Pro
vidence, R. I., and Dr. Charles P4
Bancroft, superintendent of the New
Hampshire hospital for the insane,
this city. The report will ,be con
sidered by Judge Aldrich early this
week in connection with the petition
of Thaw for admission to bail under
habeas proceedings. The judge has
said that after the presentation of
the report, interested parties may
have an opportunity to be heard fur
ther before the question of bail final
ly is passed on. No date -for a hear
ing has been set.
After referring 'briefly to Thaw's
second trial and his committal to
Matteawan State hospital the report
says the commission examined all
entries of the official record in the
hospital relating to Thaw from Feb
ruary, 1908, to the (late of his escape
from the hospital. Transcripts of
three cross examinations of Thaw
by counsel for the State of New York
on habeas corpus proceedings were
"All the cross examinations," says
the report, "except that before Jus
tice Morschauser, which was brief,
coveredl the most searching inquiry,
into Thaw's mental condition and
"We also had before us," said the
commissioners "various exhibits, let
ters and other documents used upon
the two trials for homicide and in
The replort then tells of the public
hearing held on Jan.. 7, at which in
terested parties were asked to offer
evidenco of acts committed by Thaw
mince his committal to 'Matteawan
Lending to show personal violence,
and evidence to the contrary. "Coun
mel for the State of New York," it
sontinues, "declined to appear on the
ground that our power. undir the
)rder of the court was inadequate to
i. determination of the question sub
nitted. Counsel appeared for Thaw
ind offered evidence of his custodian
ihip since Eept. 18, 1913.''
The commission says its mental cx
inuination of Thaw "covered a
tearching inquisition into all the acts
>f his life. They included an exami
intlon of his present and former
nontal attitudes with reference toI
til his acts."
A careful physical examination to
ictermino the presence or absence
)f structural or r functional disturb
ince of the nervous system, also was
"In its studies and deliberations,"
says the rep~ort, "the commission has
n the main confined its attention to
pacts, preferring to attach little im
portance tbe confi'icting opinion o'f
uxperts andl other witnesses."
Thaw attended church with -his
nether today, accompanied by one
f Thaw's guards.4
Laler they were infonmmed of the
hiding of the commission, but neith
tir would comment, saying they wvere
toting by adlvice of counsel.
"Chamipagne Makoj Him C'razy."
St. ILouis, Jan. 11p~"It won't be
ong 'before he does something to
amurnt me." saidl Evelyn Nesbit Thaw -.
tonight after reading dispatches con..
corning the report of the New Hamp
shire commission as to the mental
condition of her husband, Harry
"Harry may -be sane 'for '"months
at a time," she said, "but )the minute
he touches a glass of champagne the
fur will fly. Very few people know
Harry Thaw, and the workings of his
mind as I do. The best thing for
him would be to go to Europe and
never be heard from any more.. In
stead, I fear he will hunt me up.
Harry Thaw will not rest. Besides,
how can he go anywhere without
shouting 'I am the great Harry Thaw."
Cleared of Murder Charge in Spartan.
burg Court. Son of Former Lau
Spartanburg, Jan. 12.-Sullivan
Hughes, a white man, who killed John
Franklin, a negro, at Enoree, February
22, 1908, and who was alleged to have
been a fugitive from justice for five
years, was tried in the court of gen
eral sessions this morning. The first
count of the indictment, charging mur
der, was nol prossed by Solicitor Hill,
when the testimony of three witnesses
offered by the state was Insufficient
upon which to establish a case. The
second count of carrying a concealed
weapon was given to the jury and a
few minutes later a verdict of not
guilty on the second count was re
L. C. Erwin, the principal witness
In the case, had a hazy recollection
of the fatal occurrence which was
enacted in his store at Enoree nearly
six years ago. lie testified, however,
that Hughes, followed by Franklin,
came into his store on the night of
February 22, and when Hughes had
retreated to about midway of the
store, pursued by Franklin with a
knife, Hlughes turned on the negro
and fired one shot, which was fatal.
It appears that the first dimculty be
tween the men had taken place near
the Enoree depot, and that Hughes re
treated to Erwin's store. The trouble
between the men was not established
by the witnesses for the state.
Elmore Wright, a paroled convict,
charged with assault and battery with
Intent to kill, pleaded guilty to the
charge before Judge Shipp this morn
ing and the man was sentenced to
servo one year. It was alleged that
Wright made an assault upon Ernest
McAbee, an employee in the store of
J. H. Walden, at 'Moore station in Do
ember, 1913. The wound inflicted with
r pistol came near proving fatal to
McAbee and for several weeks the
roung man was confined at a local hos
Th case of the State vs J. D. Duck
Att, a negro, charged with obtaining
i signature by false pretense, was tak
mn up today at noon and a verdict will
) rendered early in the afternoon.
Lewis Vernon, a negro, charged
vith theo murder of Jesse Palmer,
which occurred at Fairforest Decem
Jer 27, was found guilty of man
laughter in sessions court Saturday
ifternoon, and was sentenced by
rudge Shipp to serve six years.
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Eden, Jan. 12.--S. Ri. Gray has gone
o Atlanta this week to buy stock.
Mr. and 'Mrs. F. W. Mahiaffey were
a Lau rens -Satu:'1 ny shopping.
Charlie Brooks of Laurens, spent
lhe latter end of the week with home
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Mahaffey and Mrs.
larlo IHix, of Laurens, spent the
vek-end with Mr. J. L. Mahiaffey and
Mr. M. W. Gray was in Laurens
Miss Sue Gray is visiting Mrs. J. A.
rmstrong of Laurens this week.
Mr. andi Mrs. Z. C. Reeves spent
lunday with Mr. R. A. Nash and famn
ly, of the Morna section.
Mrs. Emima Roper and children were
he guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ma
affoy Wednesday night.
Misses Sadie and Virginia Gray
lpcnt Friday night with Misses Uiulah
nid Annie 'Mao Armstrong.
Big shipment of fine Sewing Ma
hines just received, light running,
imle and easy to opefraite, guaran
ced for a lifetime, and1( prired at a
S. M. & E. HI. Wilkes & Co.
Houses for Ghost.
Three houses for a ghost were re
~ently built at Rangoon, liurmnah, in
lia. The houses were four-stcried
nies made of paper and cardboard.
L'hey were built in the-course of.a
iight to serve as a r'isting-place for
he soul of a Chinama~n.
Two Poor Shots.
"Are you quite sure this suit won't
brinkl It it gets wet?" "Mine frendt,
very fue company in the city. but
we, has squirted water on dot suit!"
The Best in Book Cases!
are showing a complete line of Sectional Book Cases in
all finishes and woods. They Fit Any Space. Prices so reasona
ble that they are sure to please you. i
S..M& E. H. Wilkes & Co. '
Gasoline and Kerosene
Delivered any where in the County
Just received two carloads of 66 degree Gasoline,
Highest in the state
Ask the State Oil Inspector
Gulf Refining Co.
J. R. EICHELBERGER, Agt. . Laurens, S. C.
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Buggy Tops Covered and Repaired.
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