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_______ 10, 1914.
_______ NUMBER 46
G. POP[ IRBY M[TS,
Killed by Buck Shot on
Farm Near Charleston
While lo(eiI onl his FimIII in] Berkeley 1
Couanty Ie Meets IlDeith Ellher by
'441110d1, Aevidenit (ir ait the Iand
of Anlother. No ('onilasive Evi
U. Pope Iriby. until a few onIlthiI.s
ago- a resideit of his count y, t sonl
of the late Se'nator J. L. 1. Irby, iet
a mnysterious death froim gun-shot
woun ids at ils farmi near Charleston
Friday morning about the break of
day. No eye-witnesses having yet been
discovered, conclusive proof as 'to
how, when or why the tragedy was
enacted are still lacking. Suicide,
accidental self-destruction and mur
der are each assigned as causes by
those who venture to solve the mys
tery. The 'most that is known of the
case (aind this is gathered from the
condition of his 'body and the time it
was discovered) is that Mr. Irby re
ceived two loads of buck-shot from
very close quarters, the shot ranging
downward and outward from a point
over his right lung about the fifth
rib, the effects from which he died
early Friday morning. Both shots en
te'ed the body very nearly together
and ranged in the same direction.
Bullet holes on the wall showed that
two other wild shots were made. Lee
Starnes, a near neighbor, was the first
white person to reach Mr. Irby and
he reached the scene before death
came. According to his testimony at
the Inquest, Mr. Irby told him that the
'woundsgrere self-inflicted though he
gave no reason for suicide. Friends of
the acccascd th1ink that Mr. Starnea
failed to get the full meaning of the
dying statement. ,
The coroner's jury returned a ver
dict of suicide. Mary Hill, who cooked
for Mr. Irby and Lee Starnes testified.
The News and Courier, of Saturday,
gave the following account of the cor
oner's investigation: ,
"From the testimony adduced at the
inquest. the circumstances surround
ing Irby's death were as follows: He
arose yesterday morning at about 5
o'clock, dressed and ate breakfast
which had been prepared for hini by
Masry Hl. After breakfaht, lie called
some of his farm employees to him,
gave them instructions concerning the
performance of certain work, and re
tired to his .bed room, where the fatal
shots were fired. The appearance of
the wounds in the lower part of his
body indicated that Irby had held the
muzzle of the shotgun against the
power part of his right side, wit.h the
stock elevated. and pulled the trigger,
or both triggers, simultaneously, it is
"The two first shots aroused Mary
Hill1, who was in the rear of the house
engaged in her culinary duties, and
without stopping to look into her em
ployer's room, she ran to the home of
Lee -Starnes, which was quite near,
and told him of the .two shots, Hie has
toned to the roorm she indicated, and
found Irby lying on the floor, still
ailive. ie went, to the injured man,
'id picked his head up in his arms.
According to Starnes' testimony at tile
coroner's inqjuest, Irby told him that
ho had shot himself, but assigned no0
reason for his deced."
f'ho body of the decceased wvas
brought to Laurenms Saturday after
noon, acoemp~anied by several friends
and relatives who had gone to his
side. -Sunday mlorning the body was
laid to rest in theecemetery here. Rev.
Sanders Gluignard, rector of the J~pis
copal church, conducting the servic
es. A large number of friends and
admirers of the.-young man,- both from
the city and county, accolmpanied the
body to its, last resting 'place and
roany beautiful flowers were placedl on
Mr. Irby was 30 years of age. Hie
is survived by his imothier, Mr's. Nan
nie M. Irby, andl the following broth
era ind pister's: Miss .Julia Irby and
Miss Kt herinec Irby, both of this city;
M4r. N,. lrb~y, Jt'., of Laureuns; Mr.
.l. L. 1M. Trb'y, of 'Charleston; Meossrs.
Pierce 11. and 'Henry (G. Irby, of Ljau
Mr. Irby had lived rear Mt. Holly,
Organized in the Court llous'e 1it. I.
E. lhIl its President. Enr(ollmei(nt
Books now Open.
The Laurens Township Deinocrat
Ic Club No. 1 met inl the colit house
Saturday afternoon and orga nlze(l
with thle following officers:
It. '. Babb, president ; Dr. W. H.
Dial and G. A. Puller, vice presiden,1ts;
Alison Lee, secretary; I. Y. Cuibeit
The following executive ('cmmlliittce
was elected: W. L. Gray, .1. S. .lach ii,
1. .1. Daivs, .Ino. F. 11olt, Z. It. Tratyn
ham. The Coml tit tee Is ('imlowered tI
elect its own elhairim:n. E:nrolling
comittce: It 11. P. raynham11, W. T.
Crews and the seeretary.
''lhe Cnr'olliln g comm ittee aet yest ver
day imorilnig iand decided that t1e en
rolling book should stay lit The Ad
vertiser ofilet except o Saturdays.
"public days" and the first three days
in each court week, when it will be
round in the clerk of court's oilice. It
will be a convenience to the enroll
ing committee if the voters of the
city will enroll on Thursday and Fri
days, allowing the rural voters to.en
roll on Saturdays. Enrollment will
not be refused on any day of the week,
but for reasons not necessary to go
into, the latter part of the week is
more suitable to the committee than
tile first part. Voters of the city are
requested to come prepared to give
their street and house number, so as
not to cause delay. It is important
that the voters come with this infor
mation already in hand as enrolling
a thousand voters is no small matter
and little delays of this kind entail
much long time.
TWO SAD DEATHS.
T. J. Hughes and Abe Cook De )iur.
Ing Same Week near Fountain Inn.
Fountain Inn, June 6.--Many friends
and relatives were made sad Wednes
day evening at six o'clock when Mr.
T. J. Hugahes, a prominent farmer of
this section, dropped dead while sit
ting on the front porch of his home
near Fountain Inn. Mr. Hughes had
been suffering with heart disease for
twb years, so his death was not alto
gether a surprise to the family. though
at the time the end came he was ap
parently in good health, and had just
come in from his farm.
Mr. Hughes- is iurvived by his
widow, four daughters and four sons.
The daughters are: Mrs. J. C. Owings,
of Laurens; Mrs. T. E. Jones, of
Fountain Inn; Mrs. G. L. Knight, of
Graniteville, and Miss Ada Hughes.
IHis sons are: Messrs. L. G., J. B., A.
J., and L. W. 'Hughes, all of Fountain
Mr. Hughes was seventy-three years
of age; was a devout member of the
Baptist church and was a veteran of
the Civil War. During that great
struggle lie was captured and kept in
prison for two years at Rock Island.
Ill. For the past fifty years he has
been a deacon in the Baptist <!hurch1
andl has ever conducted himself as a
Christian gentleman. He will be great
ly missed in his community.
Mr. A be Cook Dead.
Another' death which this commnuni
Ly has suffered wvas -that of Mr. Abe
Cook, a prominent faner, who re
sides not far' from Fountain Inn, Hie
uied Saturday afternoon at his home.
Mr. Cook leaves a widow, two daugh
ter's and three sons. /rhe daughters
are Mr's. 0. II. Martin, of Washington,
D. C., and Mrs. Bob Stewart, of Founi
tamn nn. The sons areo Messi's. J..
Cook, of Hopkins, S. C.; Gleen Cook.
of Fountain Inn.
Mr. Cook was about seventy-sIx
years old1 andI was a veteran of the
Civil War. lie was a respected mem
hier of the Baptist churcht, and will
le missedl in church and family cir'
Mreetuig of D3. A. U,
Thle H enry Laurens chapter. D). A.
It., wil! meet Friday afternoon iat 5
r'clock at the home of Miss Laura
in -Berkeley county 'near Charleston,
since the first of the ye'ar. Hie was
farming about a mile anmd a halif front
the railroad1( stat ion andI it is said had
excellent lprospcts for at good cropt
this year. In vIew of these prospects
nnd( the fact that he hadl no pressing
fliancial obligatiojis, lis friendls (lolubt
seriously the theory of suliie.
\V. T'I. C wrews. seretav of th
has reeived thle enrolliuent hoo
einh. Thsehooks arc so laIr'
ateep to send th1e-11 t InI-(ug ' I-11
are' regnested to call for them.
III view of the doubt which S
-N ltve olumllit tev's vonst ruvt
trict I. The .\<herptiseri woultd <
sr'(aris. and tie \ 'ter. as w
on thle insidev front ever ofI*thn
noted that IIe foowing. sipei
I hereon : .\t the last, ineet ing
live ( 'ollllit tee it was rIlled til
('1lb lioll inl the ("1lub IDistrivt
detnevs inl the Townships inl n
worls a voter cnliot cross a 0
The rulie does not appl.y to tou
ecial provision beinlg Imade in
Books will be opened as soon
and will remain open uinitil Jul;
WATTS VS GREENVILLE.
Local Team Will Play Stouch's Inter
urban League Team Next Saturday.
The Watts Mill team will plav the
Greenville agvregation at the Watts
Mill park next Saturday, the game be
ginning at 4.30. The Greenville team
was organized several weeks ago by
Manager Tommy Stouch to represent
Greenville In the new Interurban
League, which will be composed of
Anderson, Greenwood and Greenvilli.
The Watts Mills boys expect to put
one over on the leaguers and show
them a few things about the great
Watts Defeats Buffalo.
In the fastest game so far played at
Watts, the BIuffala Mill team was de
ed by the locals with a score of 2 to 1.
Mills, a new man for Watts starred
with the stick, and Johnson. on short
for the visitors hit well and played
better. Both pitchers were in excel
lent form and both sides fought hard
feated by the locals by a score of 2 to
1. Mills, a new man for Watts starred
for safeties. The box score follows:
Watts Mill All R 11 A P0 E
Clark, ss .. .. .. .. 4 0 0 1 1 1
Justus, Cf .. .. .. 4. 0 0 1 2 0
Mills. If .. .. .. .. 4 0 3 1 2 0
Fisher, 2b...... 4 1 1 1 2 01
Hooper. lb .. ....31 2 0 7 0.
Sealy, 3b .. ......3 0 0 1 1 0!
Christopher, rf .. .. 3 1 1 0 0 0
Robinson. p.... .. 3 0 0 3 2 0
Milwood, c .... ...3,0 1 0 10 1
fPotal ........31 3 8 8 27 2
Buffalo AB R1 H A P0 E
Johnson,ss .. .. .. 4 1 2 4 2 0
Morgan, c...... 4 0 1 0 0 0
Allan, Ib ........4 0 2 0 10 1
Branks,1.,c. .. 4 01 110 0
Smith, 3b.........4 011 2 0
Martin, p ....... ...2 0 0 1 1 01
Blranks.If .. .......4 0 00l10
Smith, 2b........ 3 01 2(00
Malton, rf .. .....3 0 0 0 1 0
Total .... .....3y 1 8 9 27 1
E. Y. CUNNINGHAM DEAD.
Father of Mr. J. II. Cunningham of
this C'Ity, Died May 31st.
Mr. E1. Y. Cunningham, father of
J1. 11? Cunningham of this city, died
at his home a fewv miles from the
city Sunday. May 31, and was buried
the following (lay at Rock P'prings
church, Dri. W. S. itean condiucting
Mr. Cunninghanm was 83 years of
age. Hie was preed~ed to the grave
by his wife about four years ago. The
'following sons and daughters sur
vive hIm: W. P. 'Cunningham, of
Arkansas; S. L. Cunningham, of Clin
ton; John HI. Cunningham of this city
Gleo. W. Cunninighamn, R. TI. Cuntning
hami, M rs. 0. P. Goodwin and Miss
Elizabeth Cunningham, all of this
coftnty, and Mrs. Minnie Green, of
'Pho deceased served gallantly in
the Confederate army. Sincee the war
lhe has lived at. the home pla5ce where1
he died, living a .quiet, unassuming
but industrious life, lie was highly
rega rded by all who k new him. Many
sorrowing friends and relatives fol
1nwnd~ the body to tho grrnoe
L, "t'ilillt,'v vNetI\'VV vtulInlitive.
i so the dli'et clemOeratiP
l1e I I all ',h II s -el I ta I-its
se'li 1ta etviil as to (Ih s
on o the ruIles ;Is to) (.11h clis.;
AIl tho atilltlion of* the l l (1
('11. to ,1he ins"truelioIns imstevd f
eirlli nn1 111b11 k. It will Iv t
fe i ir ei ns a e prillt(-d|
I he h a 1s uty 1-xecI- <
l1 " 'All volers 11111st vill-'ol o)il
-earest their n-spective resi
l l iv I I t v lv ''id(b I I) l ilier
avnship1 lne tol enrol41l or votev.
Is lividledl by township lines.
the ruIles 1for1 81u4h ease.
its the se-4-1ries chll m'o them
GAME AT LAUIENS MILL.
Arrangements being made to Play
Clinton Here Saturday.
Arrangements are being made by
Manager Burgess of the Laurens lill
team to have the Clinton Mill team
here for a game next Saturday. In
all probability the game will be pull
ed off at the Laurens Mill Park on
Saturday though definite arrange
ments have not yet been completed.
"UNEEDA AD" PLEASED.
Very Entertaining Little Comedy at
the Opera House Thursday Evening.
"The Love Story of Uneeda Ad",
acted in tlhe opera house Thursday ev
ening by membere of the local troep
of boy scouts and their girl friends
attracted a very appreciative audi
ence. The young folks were very
originally costumed, representing ex
tensively advertised articles of mer
chandise, and performed their parts
very creditably. In between the
scenes the Laurens quartette sang
scver-al selections with such effect
that they were repeatedly encored.
The profits of the evening were plac
ed in the treasury of the Boy Scout
troop. After deducting all expenses.
about $25 was cleared for the young
WEATi oF W. H. BiGWELL.
I'lnCetoIn Manit SuccumbI AIfter nn1
Illness (of Several Weeks.
Princeton, .lune 4.-Mr. George ]I.
Bagwell died 'at his home here Sat
urday night after several weeks' ill
ness. The funeral and burial ser
vices weore held Sunday afternoon at
Columbia church, of wvhich the dle
ceasedl was a falithful nmember, conl
ducted by the pastor, R1ev. WV. J. Fos
ter. Mir. Blagwvell was G2 years of age
and is suirviveod by his wilfe, who was
Milss Robinson, and the following
children: Mlessrs. Joe, Allen, .James,
Edward IBagwell and Mirs. G. 11.
Rlidgeway, .lr. and Mrs. Paul Tlhomp
10ASEII~iLL TilS EVE.
Minors Against Majors WiN be tile
110ys andl men, 21 summersi' andl un1
dler iil p jlay bal this afternoon.
They will play against those who are
22 winters and over. The object of1
the game is to create some excite
ment by bluffink the weather bureau
into pouring out a little water, and
ineidlentally to collect a few dimes
which will be handed over to tile
Kings Daiughters. The con test Is
schedledO for .'5::30 alnd will lproblably
begin then. As hereinhefore statedl,
theO ad0miss!i fee will b1e 10 cents;3
ainythling to tihe (onitrary notwithi
st a nding.
Siummetir Puli lma Se'rvice.
The 2 harl1(5 ten & WVesterni (a roilZi
railroad31( has announcedc~o thme operation11
of a throuyrh Pumlliman parlor buffet
u'ar bet ween Augusta andl Ashville via
Lau rens, Sparta1nhulrg and1( Southern
railway. Thmis is the reguilar Pl~l
nman car put on annually to take eare
of the snmmer travel. The service
will hberin June 14th.
ugust IIIIIIp Open to 'almetto Mil.
Itin. Gover-nor to Decidle.
Coluilla, June J.-Aft(1 the re
vipt of 1a telegrail yestel day fro:n the
Ister diepar-litent, V'nited States,
ava departient, Govern1or's I Sland(
stablishing the instrutiol calip al
ugiusta, lie governior, as-; com1tmalid
,I. in ecie of thev Nationlal GuIard
vill today deelde whethlll or not tle
IIeve Foulti Carolina regimenvilts ar
o atlend the C.1111n1. The telgralm
roIin .\dj. Gen. Simliplson was referredI
o tli governco- for consideration lby
).\\. ahbh. assistantl adjultanit gener-.
d. T1 1ief exceut1ivo will vivr. hi
isiiion afIte (tlonferente witl tlh(
olnilianding o lliC(!s of Ile regiments.
Reveral days ago the war deipart
nlent issiled anl order that the pro
o0sed calIp at .\ugusta had becli alol
shed becallse of the situation inl Mlex
co. Itegiments from Norti Carolina.
'outh Carolina. Georgia and Florida
veI ordered to prepare for encaI)p
neils withiln their respective states.
'he order, however was reseinder
iesterday and tile joint camp will he
1eld at Augusta.
The following telegram was re
-elved yesterday at the office of the
idjutant general from Adjt. Gen
simpson, Eastern department. Gov
!rnor's Island, N. Y.
"In view of arrangements havin.
een made to hold a joint camp at
kugusta, Ga., for Ninth militia divi
ion and the great expense under
tone for that purpose you are au
.hoi-iztd and urged to send the mill.
IA of your state to that camp li
pite of instructions contained in tel
%gram of June 3, directing establish.
rIelt of joint state camps. Immediat,
lecision as to whether your troopt
will attend camip at Augusta or not I
requested. All organizations in you.
itate designatdd to attend joint caml
niust camp same place during on
SCHOI..ARIs1llPS FOR L.IIIENS.
[line Chance for the Young Girls and
Bos of this County to Win College
T'wO South Carolina colleges -now
iave notices in The Advertiser offer
ng frCe scholarshlips to lie girls and
Joys of Laurens county. The College
f Charleston offers free tuition to one
Joy from this county, and the boy win
iing this has an opportunity to com
)etc, after his entrance, for several
scholanships ranging in value from
100 to 200 per year. Winthrop college
)ffers two scholarships to Ghe girls
)f this county. The value of these
icholarships is $100 per year and tui
lion. Both of these colleges are in
,he front rank of South Ca-olina col
eges andi a scholarship from eitfier is
well worth soile very hard study. The
3xamininatio ns to decide the winners
will be held in Laurtens on the thiird
f utext month.
Gradutaiting in Phuarmlacy.
L. rN. Ihishop, of this city, and M. H.
I IariIs, of G ray Coilrt, were among
the gr-aduates iln pharmnacy at the
?Sharleston Medical college this year.
Bloth of these young meni stood well
in thlell- classes, Mr. Harris being
imonig tile fillst seven honor01 men.
Citizecns Meetfing Today.
The annual mieeting of prloper-ty
>wnei~rs of tile city is to he held( ini the
sOunlty 'ourlt hlouse thIiis morning at
10 o'clock fori thle lpuri-ose of levying a
ax for the mitnan 'ii1ce of tile graded
WihooI l t drinig t he c-omting session.
Nichols to ddr-ess Voters.
Santiel 'J. Nichols, of Spar-tanblurg,
ltandidbat~e for- c-ongr-ess, wvill make a
0nbhi If add ress at t he Laun dot ton
mill Saturday afternoon. It is not
iliowni3' yetat wh~at hiour the luddriess
wil~l be madle. bult it is presumtied that
Mrh. llowlett I. Snilivan~ aion i i
-tellu a irris, twxo youngi peopil( 0.f
dlutv ille, werte haily~i noirr'ied at
)-Lano, D)..11., on .Inne :2id. Only the
iends of the ('11on tcing 10-air wer
NOW BEING OPINED
Some Clubs Not Yet Re
ON JULY 28T"
sevretaries wlhio ha11ve not let Se.
cnred Enlrolling ilookis are Ex"peet
edl III A1i1ly to the u4'41 1n1) secre
tuiry-, Mr. '. T. $r';, nho will
The books of er111ollniltit for Law
renis couny (mocratic clubs are now
)J n for the ('nrollm1t11 of nliales ol'
,ll delocrats residing in their re
iectivve (lub1 distri s t11 t he tollo wiig
i1aturels Township DeIo10cratic C lub
\'o. 1--Secretary, Alison Lee; eioll
ment coimmittee, Alison Lee, It. P.
'rayiiiham, v. T. Crews. Book open
it Advertiser oflice, except on Satur
lays, salesdays and first three days
'ourt week, when the book can ho
round il the office of the clerk of
Laurens Cotton Mill-Secretary, J.
W.llellams; enrolling committee, J. \v.
Hlellams, R. J. Franks, It. S. Tempie.
ton. Books open at .T. W. Hellaw's
Watts Mill-soecretary, M. A. Gar
rett; enrolling committee, hi. A. Gar
rett, E. Y. McQuown, B. E. Sorgee.
[looks open at Watts Mill store.
Poplar Springs-E. E. S4mpson, Sr.,
secretary; enrollment committee, E. E.
Simpson. Sr., G. B. Taylor, J. F. Mit
Dhell. Books open at E. E. Simpson's
Ora-G. W. Blakely, secretary; en
rollient committee, 'Will McClintock,
0. L. Hunter, G. i1. Blakely. Book op
en at W. T. Blakely's store.
Hickory Tavern-J. W. Kellett, sec
retary; enrollment committee, J. W.
Kellett,W. M. Abercrombie, C. C. Sax
on. Book open at W. M. Abercrom
Goldville-Secrelary, J. G. Hale:
enroll0n1t committee, J. G. Hlale, J.
1. Ham, G. A. Browninig. [look open
at .1. (1. lale's store.
Waterloo Town-Secretary, G. C.
Anderson; enrollment committee, G.
!. Andermon, Herbert Nelson, J. T,
Garrett. Book open at C1. C. Ander
Cray Court-Secretary. Arch C. Ow
ings; enrollment committee, Arch C.
Owings, I)orroh Pedon, Zeno Wilson.
Book open at Gray Court Drug Co.
Dials Church-Secretary W. R. -lar
ri;; enrollment committee, W. R.
Harris, Dave Brownlee, Alec McCall.
Book open at W. It. Harris' residence.
Power Shop-L. M. Bryson, secre
tary; enrollment committee, R. N,
Bryson, H1. J. G. Curry, Louis Gilli
land. Book open at Bryson and Stod
Woodville--Secretary, J. E. Wham;
enrolling commiittee, J. E. Wham, Rlu-.
fuis (ray, WV. R. Putmoan. Book 01pen
at J1. 1. Wham's residence.
Daniel's Store-J. C. Martin. secr~e
tary'; enrollment committee, .J. 'a. Mar
tinl, WV. L. Cooper. T. L. Martin. Boolt
open at .J. C. Martin's store.
Patterson's Store-,Secretary, C. C.
H embree; en)rollment committee, C.
C. Hiembree, J. T. Burgess, WV. 0. Hari
m210n. Book open at residence of C. C.
Mount Pleasant-Secretary, Guy E.
Moore; en rolling committee, Guy K,
Moore, Gary M. F'owler, B. HT. Pasley.
Ilook open0 at Gu2y E. Moore's residencoi
Tli plop-Seefetar'y, Q. W. Sims;(i e
r'ollinig committee, Q. \V. sims, W. .1.
Anderson, S. A. Taoylor. Book open at1.
residience of Q. W. Siins.
Shiiloh-Secretary, Rt. GI. Wilson:
('nrolling committee, B. (4. Wilson. Jim11
Abereromble, W. S. Chest Ine. Book 212.
IR. GA. Wilson's residence.
Young's Store-Sccretary, Austin
Ab14'eromblle; enrolling comittee,11
Auastin Abeireromb ie, WV. (I. IIeniderIson,
Wilkersoni Wallace, lIook open1 at2
Auset in Abhereromnbie's renih'nee.
ILyd Ia Miill---S'cretlarmy, .I. .\ (C.
.1arksdale;-211 enr22ollI ing (0ommit1 tee, W.
1). L. Blaldwin, W. N. Liakwelt, TI. IX.
1 t0y((. I 2ook oeau t 21 er24 of secrle
It is; dentired thatI(li he i n:'ollinag hiool.a
14or each el4omoc rat i clu im openedii
2e'ti r i l th cl ub (1 d2(istielc at pi ble214,
and allI club121 that have no't alr1ady
(Conitmue21(1 on Pange- Fivye.)