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Mr. William J. Mahon spent part of
the day in Laurens. yesterday.
Miss Ella Bearden, of Enoree, was
shopping in the city yesterday.
Mr. Laurens Bolt of the Shiloh sec
tion came in Monday to spend a few
Mrs. J. H. Sullivan is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Dick Rlichardson at
MIr. J. C. Smith, cashier of the Bank
of Waterloo, was a visitor in the city
Mr. J. E. Carlisle, of Tumbling
Shoals, was in the city on business
Mr. James Todd has returned home
after spending several days in Nash
Col. L. E. Burns of the Red Iron
Rackdt stores sr'ent yesterday in
Greenville on business.
- Mr. George W. Clardy from Clinton
Route Four was in the city Monday
Mr. J. H. Atchison from the lower
section of the county was among the
visitors here Monday.
Mr. Sloan Malon of Rabums spent
part of the day here Tuesday on busi
Mr. Palmer Roper of the Hickory
Tavern section came in yesterday to
spend a short while on business.
Mr. Lantern Clardy of Clinton Rt.
4, was among those who spent yes
terday here looking after business.
Mr. J. Chester Pinson was a busi
ness visitor in town on Tuesday. Mr.
Pinson lives out on Laurens Rt. 4.
Mr. J. Abe Coats of the Friendship
section was among those in the city
Mrs. F. E. Wilson, of Newberry, and
Mrs. R. E. Sims, of Chester, are visit
ing Mrs. J. F. Burton, on West Main
street. Together with Miss Mayme
Ferguson all of them will visit Rev.
and Mrs. J. D. Pitts in Fountain Inn,
the latter part of this week.
Mr. Guy P. Todd spent a short while
here Saturday enroute from Augusta
to his home near Barksdale. Mr.
Todd has recently accepted a position
with the C. & W. C. Railway in their
bridge construction department.
The many friends of Mr. J. E. Led
ford will be glad to know that he is
again able to be at his work after be
ing confined to his home for some
time with grippe.
Miss Bessie Crews, Mir. D. A. Davis
and Mr. T. J. McAlister are in the
north buying the spring and summer
stock for David-Roper Co.
Mr. T. C. Switzer is spending some
time in New York and Baltimore buy
ing the spring and summer goods for
Miss Harriet Simpson of Chicora
College stient the week-end here with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Simp
Mrs. .1. R. Little has returned to
her home in Greenville after spend
Ing the week-end here as the guest of
friendi and1 relatives.
Mesrr.s A. C. Toddl, R. E'. B3abb and
11. S. Bllackwell spent yesterday in
Greenville attending the sessions of
the 'nited Stales Cou t.
Mr. .Joseph IT. Lindley and sonl 1111,
bravedl the winters Icy blasts from
their home in IHendlersonville section
and came to the city to spend the (lay
Dr. .1. II. Powe left Sunday for Lan
drum where he will spend several
(lays with his sister before taking a
trip to Florida. He expects to be
away several weeks on account of his
Miss Estelle Turner will have milli
nery this season at Leamnan & Co. She
is now on a very pleasant visit to
friends in Atlanta, also representing
'Doweli Helm & Co., of Baltimore, Md.
at the Kimball House.
D3. M. Wolff of Laurens was in New
berry Thursday -on business. Mr.
Wolff is a young business man of that
city. The Observer reporter is al
ways glad to see anyoie' from Lau
rens, where he spent several years
very pleasantly, and Mr. Wolff is a
special friend among good friends liv
ing in a fine place--Newberry Ob
Off to Atlanta.
Round-Up Day will be a big time in
Atlanta, Ga., February 16. 8everal
hundred news agents from Georgia
and other Southern States who sell
The Atlanta Georgian ~aind Sunday
American have been invited to attend
the Second Annual Convention of The
Georgia-American agents and will be
the guests of these papers In Atlanta
on that day.
Mrs. W. ii. ilider and son who are
TChe Atlanta (Georgian agents in Lau
rns aref among those chosen to take
lhe free trip to Atlanta.
Lost Two Mules.
Mr. II. A. Cooper suffered thme loss
of two valuable mules on his farm
near thle city last week, It is thought
Jihat I hov died3( of imenumonia.
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Saturday afternoon at four o'clock
Miss Lecola Hellams and Mr. Arthur
Curry were married at the home of
Rev. J. R. T. Major. The bridal pair,
with a number of relatives and friends,
gathered at the parsonage where, in
an impressive manner, Mr. Major con
ducted the service that made them
man and wife.
Mr. Curry is a son of Mr. Harris Cur
ry, a prominent farmer of Dials. The
bride is the attractive daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. 'C. Heilams, of the Shiloh
section. Immediately after the cere
mony Mr. and Mrs. Curry left for the
home of the groom's parents, where a
reception was given them. The young
people will make their home with Mr.
Curry's parents, where he is engaged
in farming. Both the young people
are widely known and have the best
wishes of their many friends for a
A marriage of great interest to her
many friends and acquaintances was
that of Miss Mary Agnes Anderson to
Mr. George Bailey of Clinton. The
wedding took place last Wednesday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Wade Anderson. Only the family and
a few friends were present.
The house was very artistically dec
orated in green and white. The bride
and groom came in together and were
met by Mr. Lawson, pastor of the First
Baptist church, who performed the
ceremony. Quite a number of people
came up from Clinton to attend the
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey left immediately
after the ceremony for their home in
Clinton where they are at home to
their mafiy friends.
Successful First Meeting Held Last
Saturday In the Graded School Au
The first meeting of the Laurens
County School Improvement Associa
tion was held in the auditorium of the
city school last Saturday morning.
Miss Wil Lou Gray, Laurens county's
excellent rural school supervisor,
started the movement for the county
association some time ago and the
meeting Saturday proved a most suc
cessful one. There are forty-two as
sociations attached to the various
schools of Laurens and of these all
were represented at the meeting here
with one or two exceptions. In addi
tion to the large number of delegates,
there were many visitors present,
among them being Miss Elizabeth
Dickson, piesident of the State Im
provement Association and Miss Helen
Prince, supervising teacher of Spar
A permanent association was or
ganized last Saturday, Miss Gray be
ing elected president and Mrs. Alma
Pitts, secretary. Following a prayer
by Mr. 13. L. Parkinson, the president
op~ened the meeting with a dliscussion
of thc organization's object and a re
sume of the work that has been (lone
by the individual societies. During
the past year something over $2,500.00
was raisedl by them and dlevotedl to the
iinprovemnent of the schools of the
Following Miss Gray's address re
ports were heard from several (de-e
gates and short addresses on appro
lpriate topics were made by members
of the society. Among those who ad
dressed the meeting were, Miss Eliza
beth Dickson, Miss Helen Prince, Mr.
J. H. Sullivan, Mrs. B. L. Parkinson.
Mrs. J. A. Wofford, Miss Corinne
Aiken, Mr. B. L. Parkinson, Mrs. J. S.
Bennett, Mrs. George Klugh, Mrs. Guy
Smith, Miss Genie Aiken, and Miss
At one o'clock the meeting adjourn
ed and- the delegates invited to the
Ladies Rest Room where as the guests
of the county school department, they
were served a delightful luncheon.
This first meeting of the local so
leties was all the success that could
have been hoped. With nearly every
socbety represented and with every
delegate thoroughly interested, the
meeting was one of great force and
sure to be prodnetive of much good.
Big Lot of Cotton Sold,
Mr. P. N. Boozer sold to J. WV. Simn
mons & Son of Cross 1Hi11 309 bales of
cotton yesterday. The cotton was in
the Standard warehouse here and
brought an average of i1 3-4 cents.
Candidate for Solicitor.
Mr'. George TI. Magil, who has
been p'rminently mentioned as a can
didatce for sol icior, sta ted this morn -
Inug that he has dreededi diefnitely to
make the race this sumimer. Solicitor
Cooper has not yet sitatedl whether or
not lie wili 1)0 a candidate for re-(elee
tion. Mi'. Homer S. Blackwell, of Lau
rens, is also reported to be a candli
d (ate.-Greenwood Journal.
HIDEOUS CRIME COMMITTED
IN YOUNGS TOWNSHIP
Negro Woman Shot Five Times with
hot Gun. Other Trouble Follows
When Funeral Trpin Starts.
What people of the community de
scribed as the most hideous and cold
blooded murder ever committed in the
county was committed in Youngs
township Friday by Stobo Bailey, a
negro of that section, when be shot
and killed a negro woman by the name
of Sallie 'Barksdale. According to
apparently' the most authentic sourc
es, the killing was the result of hard
feeling existing between the Bailey
negro and Sallie Barksdale's husband,
Ran. It appears that Stobo Bailey,
who had been working for Ran Barks
dale, had been given his dismissal.
He had not yet moved off of the place,
however, before some little incidents
occurred that caused considerable en
mity to arise between them. The mat
ter came to a climax when Ran Barks
dale took up a hog that belonged to
Stobo Bailey. When Stobo heard of it
he went to the house of the Barks
dale's with a single barrel shot-gun,
so It is stated, and not finding Ran
Barksdale at home, opened fire upon
Sallie Barksdale, who was standing
in the kitchen. The first shot caused
her to fall and her assailant then
stood outside the door and continued
to shoot at the fallen woman until five
shots had been fired, it being neces
sary to unload and reload the gun be
tween each shot. It is said that he
literally shot her to pieces.
The Barksdale negroes bore a good
reputation, both among the white and
colored people, and as soon as the
crime became known a search began
for the assailant. The negroes became
highly excited and doubtless would
have made a summary end of Stobo
Balley's existence if he had been
caught. His house was attacked and
riddled with bullets, but he had made
good his escape. le reached Fountain
Inn in safety and surrendered to Po
liceman Jernigen, who notified the
sheriff's ofice here. Officers went up
Saturday morning and brought him to
the county jail, where he now is.
A sequel to the affair, which prom
ised to be even more bloody, happened
Sunday afternoon. The body of the
dead woman was just about to be
placed in the hearse to be carried to
the cemetery, when another difficulty
arose between Stobo Bailey's brother,
Frank Bailey, and Bob Byrd, under
stood to have been the leader in the
colored posse that had searched for
Stobo Bailey I ay. Accounts of who
began the sl. ing differ, but about
a dozen shots were fired. Just as
Frank Bailey had emptied his pistol,
a bullet from Byrd's gun hit his watch
which was in his vest pocket and
lodged in it. Thinking this a very good
signal to depart, the Bailey negro took
to his heels and went through his
house some distance away and into
the woods. Other negroes having come
up about this time, they began a
bombardment of this cabin thinking
that Frank the fleeing negro had stop
ped in it. They later discovered their
mistake, however, and the fusilade
stop)ped. Incidentally, it is said that
almost a stampede was precipitated at
onie time when someonec shouted that
the supp)losed (quarry' was about to op
eni lp with a Winchiester rifle.
Frank Halley retruined to his house
some time that night and, as officers
of the sheriff had been notified of the
trouble and were on the groundh, he
was soon capltruedi andl brought to
Laurens. Bob Byrd was also brought
hero, but was released on bond, sign
ed by llenry Prior, a well known
white citizen of that community.
Resigns as Casier.
Mr. R. Fleming Jones has resigned
his position as cashier of the Farm
ers Bank in order to take up lis duties
with the newly' organized Taylor
Jones Hardware Company, which re
cently purchased the stock of the
-Brooks Hardware Company. It his
not been announced who will be his
successor. The resIgnation takes ef
fect March 1st.
Off for Medical Convention.
Doctors R. E. Hughes, R. R. Walker,
C. P. Vincent and W. D. Iferguson and
Mir. John Wells Todd, Jr., left yester
day for Richmond, Va., where they
will attend the annual meeting of the
Tri-State Medical Society, Mr. Todd
is going along as a visitor. Dr. Hughes
is and has been for a number of years
secretary of the society andl one of its
main supp~orters. They will be0 gone
until the latter part of the week.
E. W. C'opeland's Slster Dead.
Afrs. J1. 1. Young, of Whitmire, sis
ter of Ait. lE. W. Copeland, of this cify,
(lied at her home Sunday afternoon,
Feb. Gth, after a long illness. She
was among the most loved and hon
oredl women of the town and her fun
eral wvas largely attended. She is suir
vlvedl by her husband and eight chii
diren besidles several brothers andi sis
ters, as follows: Mlessrs IR. J1. Cope
land, of Clinton; 11. J. andl P. IT.
C'opelandl, of Renno; E. W. C'opeland,
of Lauirens; Mrs. Minnie Adair and
I Mrs. .T n Atr of Clona
High Grade Enamel Ware
Priced to Please You.
. We are showing the largest and most complete
Sline of Enamel Ware ever brought to the state. Our
O dispIly includes a complete assortment of All White,
Blue and Grey Enameled Vessels.
3 qt.Gr Sacepan $1.25 Onyx Tea Kettle
Im 3t. re Sucean $.25Large size.
All white Slop Jar L
+ 20 and 25 cts.
All White Mixing 50 cts.
Bowls. 9 cts. Covered Berlin
All White Double Boiler Pots
S l! Complete line deep or Shallow Pans
pecia e in Best Grey ware only 10 cents.
Come and look through our line.
?S.M.&E.H. Wilkes & Co.
Announcing the Reorganization
Of Peoples Drug Company.
D TH EPEOPLES DRUG CO., occupy-Q
Din the old stand of Ray's Pharmacy,
has changed hands and within a few f
days our stock will comprise everyU
D good article to be found in an up-to- 0
date drug store. New stocks of theN
highest class merchandise have beenU
8 purchased and the patronage of the
D people of Laurens County is cordially
7icited. We will handle
DRUGS, DRUGGIST SUNDRIES, 0
STATIONERY, GARDEN SEEDS,
SOFT DRINKS, ETC. :-: : -:
We will be especially delighted to have the
Ladies visit this store for we are unusually well
equipped to serve them.
Peoples Drug Company
DT. Erskine Todd, M. S. Dantzler, Phar. D.