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VOLUME XXX. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH to, 1915 NUMBER 33
BE FEDERAL JUDG[
To Preside Over Sessions
of New District
UpIon t1lo Passage of the Bill Provid
Ing for Western District of South
Carolina Johnson is Recommended
for the Judgship. Appointment Al
B 0ADUS KNIGHT FAVORED
It 18 understood that J.
Broadus Knight, who has been
secretary to Senator I. . Till.
man, wil be appoltited cderk of
the federal court of the western
district. This is a splendid o
sition and there were quite a
number who had lines out for it.
It is reported, howeter, that. the
position wIll be givel to 31r.
Latest reports from Washington de
clare that Congressman Johnson has
not been appointed to the judgship of
the newly prbvided western district of
South Carolina, but that it is a fore
gone conclusion that his nomination
by- the South Carolina delegation will
be confirmed. hlow long before the
afppointment will be made and when
he will actually begin his duties isas
yet uncertain. He has not yet resign
ed his seat in Congress, so the mat
ter of the election to fill the vacancy
has not been settled upon.
The question of the sitecessor to
Mr. Johnson is attracting much atten
tion as is also that of the appoint
ment of a clerk of court. The Clerk
will have to be appointed by the judge
himself. Prominently mentioned as
probable candidates to succeed Mr.
Johnson are 13. A. Morgan, of Green
VIle, 1. C. Blackwood, I. M. Phil for
and S. .1. Nicholls, of 'Spartahburg, T.
'C. Duncan, of Uniioin, and W. C. Irby,
of this city. 'Mr. Irby stated yesterday
that lie had nothing.to give out on the
matter. Mr. R. A. Cooper, who has
been mentioned as a probable oanndi
date, will not be in the race. A local
applicant for the clerkship is Mr. 10.
0. Anderson, now employed in the Peo
ple's loan & 'xchange Bank.
The following dispatelics from
Washington deal at length with the
Washington, March 2.-The house
bill dividing South Carolina into east
ern and western federal judicial dis
trict anIid providing for the appoint
ment of an additional distriet judge
passed the senate tonight. It n.)w
goes to file president. Thei bill I re
(iires the pidenH~iiit to nui~ke pub1 ! i
the names of spon sor's for any a ppli..
cant for ap~pointmnent.
Thei present. (district jiudge~ resident
in easterni Southi Carolina is to beocom-,
jud~ge of t hat district, but will reta In
jifsdictioni ini the westerni district ini
cases which already have come bef'or"
As lpassed by thme house today tGie
bill iprovidies that the eonurt shall toe
held at regular perids at GIreenville,
Rock 11111 and Grecenwood, andl thme
cfile of th'e clerk of the court shall
be located at Greenville.
A8 ipassedl today the house bill pro.
vides -that the Culium amendment
shaili 1)0 adde~d, this requiiring the
names of indorsers to be madle pub
C:ongresan Aiken and oilier memt
bers of the delegation who h'ave la
bored diligently to have this bill pass
dieserve credlit for what they have ace
While Represents' * J-.ohnson, whlo
first lntroluced th, . to pirovide for
the separate operation of the eastern
and western distriets, wvas in the con
ferenee committee on theo legislative
aplpropriation bill tonight, the mem
bers of the dielegation conferred nnd
unan imously adeed to regmmendl
Mr. Johnson for appointment to the
Trho following stafement was later
"Aftel' the passage of the court bill
by the house and senate the senators
and -m6s~brs of the house from South
Cavolina agreed unanliouuly to re
J. WASH DRUMMOND
MEMBER OF BOARD
Gov. Maunning Apopints Laurens coun.
ty Manl on ilpard of OldI SoldiersK
Columbia, Marich 6.-Governor Alan
ning this afternoon appointed ' the
board of the 01(l 'SoldIers' Home as
follows: H. E. Thonpson, of Colum
bia, a railroad engineer; F. i]. Welsh,
of Charleston, a Confederate Veteran;
J. Wash Drummond, a farmer, of Lan
ford, Laurens county. The other two
members of the board are Senator
0. K. Lancy, of Chesterfleid, and Rep
resentative T. M. Lyles, of Spartan
burg, chairman of the military com
Imittees of the Senate and House, re
frhe appointments were made under
a bill passed at the recent session of
the general assembly providing for a
reorganization of the Old Soldiers'
Home and stipulating that it shbuld -be
managed by a board of five, three of
whom wero to be appointed by the
Governor and the other two to be ex
officio members, namely, tile clqir
menf of the military committees of the
Senate and House, respectively.
IThe superintendent of the I[omeo
will b) elected by the board. The wres
ent superinten(lent is 'Major 11. W.
Richardson, of Columbia.
Lantern N11(de, of Orplamage.
Rev. J. 13. Branch, of Clinton, delli
ered an interesting lecture at tile
Presbyterian llirlch Sunday night. -iis
lecttire 'was accoipanled by ilistrat
ed lantern slides of tile Thornwell Or
phanage, showing the buildings and]
scenes around the campus. The lec
ture was greatly enjoyed, especially
by those who h'ad not visited tile or
pianage in recent years and who were
not entirely familiar with tile great
plant there and the scope of its work.
Of particular signifleance 'was one(
slide showing a group picture of tile
print.ing class about seventeen years
ago. Of tho entire class of about fif
teen mellibers, selected indiscrimlilate
ly from a large number of group pie
fures, Air. Branci pointed out. that ev
ery surviving m1em1ber Is siccessfil ly
engaged in soime hlonloralble occupa
tion, several being pireachers, on .9
Phystelan and neaily all actively in
tresteil ill Church work.
onmend to tile presi(lent for appoint
111011t as judge of the new district.
Congressman Joseph T. Johnson, of
Spartanburg. They also unanimoisly
agreed to recommend H-on. J. William
Thurmion(l, of Edgefield, for district
attorney and C. J. Lyon of Abbeville
for marshal. While no ofilcial state
ment has been ma(le, it Is mderstood
thal. the preslent will approve t'e
recolmmeldationj of the delegat ion."
Dlificulil to 'Put Through.
Washington, Alarei 1..-\ 01n t
Vlsit Of' mILIiem Of 11e South CiarouIhii
lelegation ill congress to the W ite
1lous1,e today at viich tiito tl(y (!is.
cussed w itli the presidIen the i, i I
tionj of Conigressani J. T1. .Joilnson1 of
Spanirtanlburg to lhe thec federalI jud~ge.
Chad les0 J. Lyon1 to 1be marsh5iiia and ..
W 11l1am ThuliI'rmond to be attIortey for
thle western dlistr'ict of Soutih Carol imRI
onily 0110 (questionl rlulllls unisujltied
the time11 when'I thee~s aplpointments L' w:1
pe maltde. It was settled that1 there~
would bie no hlitchl in tile matleee alld
it was the untderstanding of thiose who(
sawI tile pr'esidient. that lie would1( name
those ne0w court officials a4 mel timae
withlin thle next few day13S.
Tile greatest lInterest horn' 110w
cenltres ill who tile aitteesor' to ConI
grossman Johnson0 wi! I be. [mm"
dhialtoly upon01 is nom11inlation as judgl;.e
h10 will resign h15is osition of replre.
senRtaitive of the0 Foiurth (list riot and(
the governlor of South Caina111 wIlIlibe
(luly informled of such1' action.
It has deOveloped s11nce tile bill1 Cr0
atIng th1ese new courit officers imad-O
that Congressman Byrnes, A ikea an~d
others hlad a mlost diffilt 111im lIm'
tinlg it' thlrou~gh andi thlat but1 for 1110
influenlce whichO thley wore abile to) ex
ort inl tile last hlours of 'ongress Ule
b~ill wouldl nOeer have succdeeded. Sv
oral times it appeared as if it was he
yendi hope but fighlting 011 thley were
Niew Millinery Arriving.
Minter (Company has announced
that they will havp no formgl milli
nery opening this year. Their new
spring hats are arriving dairly and
ar nlaend on sal0 at onn.
SHALL. THE WOMEN VOTE I
This'0 Momentous Question to be Set
tled at the School Amdilorium Fri
"Shall the eei--nines vote In S. C."
will be the thome of a epoch-marking
debate at the graded school alditort
urm Friday night, when two champions
of women's rights will meet a like
number of "the enemy" lin a verbal
combat .on woman suffrage. Judging
from reports leaking out from the
camil1ps of the respective princl-pals, the
fights of oratory are to be likened to
those of old Greece, wh,]ten lDemosthenes
and his worthy cohorts practiced on
the sands of the sea to perfect them
solves against the wordy flights of
their able foes. Women will be sub
jects of the d'bate and not partlei
paits, so It is hardly expected.that it
will continue past the midnight hou'r,
it being laid down In the rules already
pronulgated that the judges will have
the right. to call for the sponge In
case any enthusiastic orator exceeds
the time limit.
Much secrecy obta-ins as to the
"airgumnents" which the speakers are
going to lay out before the spell
boulid auditors, but acording to th'e
confident air which they all are re
ported to have assumed In the 'past
few days, It Is fully expected that each
side has got about a peek of sock
dolagers with which to silence their
insuspecting oppiionents. At least, it has
Ieen said, that tile ooients of wo
men suffrage have got some real ar
gunlots this time and that old Mr.
Hot Air is going to play but a minor
Futun? Yes, indeed! It's a serious
question, but they are going to put
the humour iInto it. If they don't (10
it intentionally, it's going to be there
anyway, so be on hand to enjoy the
The affirmative side wil be taken1 by
J. M. Fowell, principal of the Watts
M1lils school, and J. ). Robison, prin
ripal of the Ora school. .1. H1. Sullivan
county superintendent of education,
mid 1R. T. Wilson, principal of the
Gray Court-Owings school, will i
Ihold( the negative.
The admission cha.1rges wili he 15
nd, 25 cents. The battle begins at 8
',ock. Women are reiested to
eave lat-pins at home.
At Iilrk4dale Sehool.
On Friday evening March 12, the
,omedy "Our Awful Aunt" will be pire
eilted at Barksdale school house.
)ther almusenlents have been ariran g
3d to take place after tile presenta
ion of the play. The iperformIIane
vill begin promptly at eight o'clock.
Xdmission will be 10 aid 15 cents. 5
alighs In 40 inilutes.
Wadsworth 'und Election.
S. II. Goggans, 11. A. Aist in, .\1. M.
'eague, J. .1. Young and A. R1. Ilolmes
VI'e re-elected trustees of tile Wads
veilth school fiund in the election hild
it Cross 111ii for tile iIIrpose last
i'ediiesday. -No othe les weri pil
'orwai'd tfor election, so these were
c-elec ted wit hou t oippos5it ion. ReV.
\. 11. Ilolme 115Is sec ret ariy of' tile board.
Thie conlgregationi of the Assoeia te
leformled Presbyterian (1hu1rch of thiis
dity, wieh builut a ipret ty nIew ch'rch
omei t Iimc ago, has added to thle beanit
y of the interior by laying a hlandu
somel nh.w carpet. Tile earplet Is of
trong tex ture and pleasing design. 1 I
vas purIcha~sed from MAessrs. S ..\. &
CIi. 'Wilkes & Comlpany.
To Attend Ednteatilonal Mieetines.
Thio following paragraph takeni from
SC)okville (Tenn.) paper will he ot
ilerest to thle numilerous friends of
dirs. Lutcais her'e:
.\lrs. C'ora (Cox Lucas hast returnilled
iroml a visi t to Nashville antd iprH ig
lil, her son liobiert, being illn lian -
mam & iluighes schtool at1 the lat teir
d ace. M mrs. I .ueas will be withi .\ltis.
tehin 1'pper'son at Algood until1 Apiril,
whemn she will attend thle SoumI tern
Writier's Laeague at Chtattanmooga wheire
~he rwiil give some of the multsical uttnni
>ers of tile progr'am. Later shed will
o to Muckogee, .Okla., to at tendu the
0onthern1c INdutcatioinal Congress,
vhlere) 5h2e has beeni as~ked to represenlt
southl Carolina, andi also to read a pa
ier on music51 as an educational factor'.
Opens Dress-Making Estabishu~ment.
Mrs. B. K. Hlumphries and Miss Rose
Elndgens have opened a dress-making
astablishment in the front part of the
store of the Leverett Furniture Com
pany. Ladies are Invited to call andl
mee thonm there,
1elian Belief Commitee Express
Apprecitilon1 of Local Aid.
Mrs. C. it. Moseley, who with oth
er ladies collected a inilk fund for the
Ielgian babies, has received the fol
lowing letter of acklowledg-mlent from
the national secretary:
71 Broadway, New York,
Feb. 15, 1I1.
Mrs. C. It. Moseley,
Iturells, S. C.
We have the honor to acknowledge
receipt. of letter signed by the chair
man of the Ielgian Relief Colmlittee
of your city, dated February 10th, in
which we are advised of the generous
donations made by the women of our
WVe wish to extend to you our sinl
ccre appreciation for your efforts in
our behalf and canl assure you that
there is a great need for these useful
articles wh'ich you have so kindly giv
en. It is such contributions as made
by your honored coummittee that has
aided us in carrying on the largest
commissary undertaking the world
has ever known.
Tle unfortunate people of Belgium
are now at the thresh'old of starva
tion and words cannot describe the
appalling conditions prevailing. It is,
therefore, fiiperative that they receive
aid and it is gratifying to is to kn11ow
that tile whole-hearted individulals of
America are responding to this appeal
We wish to express through this
-med it ill o11 sincere appreciation of
tile good work donle by your' comilit
tee and canl assure you that this milk
wilI ibe distriblted to tie suffering
and most ileedy of those civilians in
We -are advise( that your gift is now
in the. possess o01' of 0111' agent, tl
Carolina Company, at Charleston, S.
C., and will go forward on the S. C.
"'.lleleimt" which will leave withil
Again thanking yotu for youi gen
etosity and assuring y'oil of the lel
giiins' gratitttde, we are,
-Yoults Very truly,
It. 1). leCarter,
('ol. P. .1. ('ounts Dead.
.\Ir. 1). 11. Counts -%\s called to IFlor.
Once Wedii'sday morninhg )11Conl accolit
of tile death of Ills father, Col. 1>. .1.
Counts, which took place there that
mlorning al i tle lole of his daughter.
'TIe) body was carried to l1 llamberg, tihe,
old homlie of tile deceased, the follow
ing day where tle interment took
place. Col. Counts was for 1man1y
years a prolilnnt member of the
Bamberg har and - a leading citizen
of that section. The t'r'inds .of ir.
Counts lere syi.,mthize with liN ill
31EilTI.N(O OF LADiES TOD.Y.
haul41es Id To wn 11a1 nd41oun11y Will 31'et
[ii nterest of li h lns.
This afternloon at I o'ckwk inl the
of the towtnI and1 couin(y will miee't to
comllete anl organllizationl01 frCOntInu11
iiopedt t hat a ila'r crlowdl will bet pres
('it as tile liceling is impor'0tant.
Ti' s mlleetimng is ithe r l' it of tih'
mieetinlg heldi last Siinday' af'tnoon
when Mirs. 'Evans of8 (i ilorencee addre'tss
(1d tile laIeO s of 1.0aurIens 5on tile subl
Joet of I leighlfu lI(eliefC. 11n her talki(
whlich w'as most inlterestinug and1( in
strutivI'e,Mi Alts Elaan stressed'( tile ill
ilorltance of ('otlitn11lg the wtot'k,
shoin~' ig how )th e nee'd for' riet' is
greler' nowtt than11 it was ev'et' beftore.
She is miaking th ese addr'esses ini dif
Cerenlt, iparNts of the state as tile perl
8011al repre'(sent IaNti' of thle Nat Ional1
'otmmllitt ecmanI fromi SouhCrli na 1)11
eidel of ('har'iestotn.
zeni of tile Shady Grtov'e section oIf tile
Satrday'' tan'! wa'ls buied tln:lay
mninilg, Ilec was (GG years of age' mr
is survived by3 aI wit'e and( four sr,iis.
The sons are as8 foilowts: (Clark and(
JTohnnlie, whoil live at the hlome illlac:
Sam JIohnson, of Nashlville, TIennl.;0 ind
hlugh Johnlson, of A ilbama. Mr 1. .John-1
sotn was a hlighlly reCspectedi citizeni of
his community and was greatly ad
mired b~y all whIo kne'w him.
The friends of Miss Julia Timby, wh'Io
untderwent a surgical operation se"
eral days ago, will be glad to ktnow
that she stood the op~eration well and
is tiow immpring aunidlv.
GOES TO THE CHAIR
Supr~ente Cour AMIrmls fihe Deeilon
of tihe Lower Court 11nd4 Senitl'ec is
reenwoodIl ogers, colored, convic t
ed of arsonl In connlectionl with muredrill
tile .\I. Geo. W. Younig, near llenno,
will have to suffer tile death penalty
for his crimte tilless Gov. Maliing ses
fit to comvimlute his seul ience, which ix
not very likely to he the case. lol
lowing the decisioin of the Supreme
court, handed down last voeck, allim
itg the djecislont of the circuit court
in convicting hii of arson, .1ldgei En -
est. Moore .\londay illonling cat rr'ied
out. the man111tdate of the law by senl
tencipg hin- to the electric chair. April
9th is the date set for the execution.
This ends one of the most. notorious
cases of recent years In this county. It
grew out of the limurder of Mr. Geo. M.
Young, a prominent farmer near
Itenno, and the subsequent burning of
his home over his dead body. Green
wood Rogers, with ,Junk Caldwell and
Tom Young, were imilicated in the
crimte. Greenwood logers was first
tried and convicted of miurder, but was
c l menlded to thb mercy of the
court. lie receivedi a life sentence,
Toi You ng turnling state's evidence
and confessing to the horrid details
of the criime in wih ich he associated
himself, .11unk 'Caldwell and (Green wood
lRogers. Rogers was represented inl
tha4. case by the late .lohn M. Canon.
Not being content -with this outcome
of the trial, a.,; llogers senmed to be
the ring-leader In the Cr'ile, ht( ewas
lidicted by the solicitor andl tried fo
arson, Attortey A. U. iiart being ap
pointed by tile court to defend I1111.
In spite of a streniutoiisly coidticted
(Ic fense, tile negro -was convicted and
senteicei to the electric chair. Mr.
Ilart. Was thanked and complimnlited
by tle court, Judge S'ease telling the
yoting attorney that he had dolne as
mutch as aniy Older attorney could have
doe and that he had raised overy pos
sible point inl the prisoner's favor. .\fr.
liart appeale(d the (caso to fIt si premte
couirt without avail and( thenl politionl
(.(I for a rehearting, wh.])ell also was oV
rruled. .llaving exhalustel available'
mteans of saving flt inegro's life, he
tated to tite court Alonday that Ito
olliti efforts would be imi.ile inl his he
half, as Ie felt that 'he had faithftilly
(isChI'arige(I Is dIu ty to the coult and
to the prisoner. Seittence was there
upon passed by .udge Moore.
Juntk Caldwell and Tom You ng, who
were convicted and sentenced to lite
imprisonment, aro now serving their
terims upont tile coutiiiy clailn gaitg.
Skiates OY, Please!
A leading Ihallnit of tile city, one
who does iot. ! hbor undri a 'ross di.
position nor enjoys a reptillton for
elahhidness, stopped The Advertiser
m1aitn1 tie other day and asked him to
"put a piece inl tle paper" abot chi
drn skating in tl stores. it.. s:id
he didt nlof oh.ielto Ithen fliolii~ttks
ciiyintg the. tli'asuri's of' ka t ina' ini
.'ite skating tti the, sidl'--waihs. h
that it. Is amnnoying tto clerks atnd ins..
fomueis atlike to havet so niteh niois''
iaid genteral isttubance itsbilt tilt
woouldln- tlooredt' stoires. Not (tily is i
ann~oy inig, lie said, but It is dangerous,~lM
as 'olilislins ate liale to taket ttlace'
in tile niairrow aisles. A\sk te mtherli's.
lie said, to tell the chiildrten to ptull
sloires aitd, fiurthler, ask~ til'eltlhiden
to take themil off it cause thir thilers
foriget to wtan them . I'Te Adveti st'r
illan itrotmlised to ''write 'im up"i' alldi
ers anid 'hlidrent too will hiet'u to his
ft' easterni istrict of Panith C'arolina.
a tlfolittt iig C. 1i. Htlper, reece2ie of thfit
)~avi's-Riot'r compainy, adijiitged hanik
rupilts, (It this city. ' . Rloper' wtilf
he ireijulired to make an initvent Ioiry of'
fte stock and submnit it to tile coui.
Ill bh ond was fixed at $10,000. Thle
liabilities ar'e ntot yet kitown, though
t'icy aire thloughlt to be quite lar'ge.
The store was closed to business yes
Mr. JT. W,. Wells of' Gray Court wats
a visitor In iLnrann yasterday,
Judge Ernest Moore of
,Iudge 3loore 31 aikes a,, l inpressivo
('Iiharge to ile Grand ,Jury. Out liing
Their Duties i)ulriiing the Coming
Ye I a. l'airte la t1r At(ent 1111 to
Schools 111141 RoHAds.
The court of general sessions (on
venied Monday morning with Judgo
Iirnest Moore, of Lancaster, presiding
and the other olicers of the court in
their accustomed places. .This being
the first time that. Judge Aloore has
presided inl this couity, iis commis
sioii was read at the opening session
by Clerk of Court Power. The grand
jury was empanelled and Ar. .1. W.
Wells. of Gray Court, was appointed
foreman by the presiding judge. Tho
couirt is iiiakinig rapid progress.
.Judge Moore made a forcefl and
impressive C(harge to the granid ji ry,
outlliliig the dlties which they aro
to perform during the cominiig year.
In addition to their recoglizet duiities
in conliectioni with their peselce at
tile Criminal coirts anid as Overseers
of tle cou ity's business affairs, h0
poilited( out to them that they should
tinterest themselves in lie sichools ind
roads of the comity. It(e laid partileu
lar stress up1lion their diu1y to co-oer
ate with the trustees of the rural
sclools and to a-waken the people to
ile need of educatin'g the boys id
girls of tle couinty. Iec riticized the
short-sighted policy of paying small
saalles to t actiers, ploliting out :hat
good teachers are ( drawn elsewherj
by the allraction of beltter saiaries.
Ie also scored tle pravtive ink sonjio
iocalities of (telctig tea(hiers ') ae
coliit of their relatio inship to influ.
eutial faiiilhes ill the district. T ticii
iguponl the <inestlion of good roafis,
he saih that v the granid jurors should
lse. their iil ience inl seteniri l iter
roads heau:11se of i te grir evO.I. my
Of good roads ovI [::,d loies. Ta: 1..'
ip the differient bills ialided !im11 by
the solicitor lie ilItrlute( l tleIi as to
Ihei( dutly in dealing with 1them,
charging them tIlat tley should act
Iuponi them fearlessly and ipa 1tlally.
The petit jury was coliteted anud
the couit lpro('el'edI to the trial of cas
TI. V. litts and .tane i
chlarged with miiurider, plead -iityr to
miiainslaiughter, alnld se1telled to 2 ais
.J. .\. Tiiiinons, a rahr ohl whito
na of (;Iay 'oulit, chared wtit.
holuselinl i g anid lal-vo'ny inl t wv o
houi bre ak ing and hutirny'. p(ni.
uly and was g''Slie t wVo yearhs. hmiltI
opined I n ai iilt th hilospitl hrI .
\. .\. klMss was (1hargedl wit h tailur.,
t0 sliupporit his famliily. lIe tileul stilty3
and was giveni a sentlenie of' one 3 ear.
ing the dlispiensary hi wm, tlead 11uilt'
a iil wmmas g iveni :imonths ori ai line o1
$1ui0. Thlinie wmas redidto i :iu;i,00.
('harlii l'inlandi was coiir iul d o
assaiult with initent to kill anidavn
G;eorge Wood ruff was Coni ' -I oit
house-brieakinig andl lar'ei\y; malwa
giveni a 2-yeaur sent enice.
andi: battery iths'i si'inn t i'.a
ioud no'tt liui'Ilit h nd I
dut.was foundthuihy.iTt joi goli 113Wlei
lThe .\divo'rt i ser wenti. to priess.
Mris. Atil A dir.
.tis. Ann Adlair dhiedl at thr home in
(Cllinn T'hursday13 andl Was hburied at;.
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the late 1. J1. Adalr .and was wIdely
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Chistin woman, greatly beloved by
those who knew her. She Is sur'vlved
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