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Mr. J. F. Nelson, of Waterloo, was a
visitor in the city Friday.
W. W. Harris, of Clinton, was a visi
tor in the city Friday.
Mr. Paul Cooper spent the week-end
in Chester with relatives.
Mr. Hugh Aiken has returned to
Davidson college after spending some
time with home folks here.
Mr. T. 11. Carter of Waterloo was
among the visitors hero for the day
Mr. HaI'ry Thames has returned to
Charleston after a visit of several days
with Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Aiken.
Mrs. J. 11. Phinney, of Clinton, visit
ed her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. I).
L. F. McSwain, of Clinton, a candi
date for county treasurer, was in the
Mi. G. M. Harlan, of Lanford Station,
was among the business visitors to the
Messrs J. N. Wilson and Tillman
Hughes, of Gray Court, were in the city
on business Friday.
Mrs. John Balle and child, of Hen
dersonville, are visiting relatives in
Mr. W. G. Wilson is spending some
time in the northern markets buying
the spring and summer stock of W. G.
Wilson & Co.
Rev. and Mrs. L. P. McGee went to
Columbia this morning. Mrs. McGee
will enter a hospital there for treat
Prof. Bernard Bailey of the Presby
terian College was among the visitors
in Laurens on Sunday.
Miss 'Mary Strickler, who came to
Laurens to attend the funeral of
Strickler Rankin, returned to her home
in Richmond, Va., Monday.
Miss Hattie Gray, who is attending
Columbia College, spent several days
in the city with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Gray, last wveek.
Mrs. G. R1. Grist and little child, is
xipending some time in York as the
guest of her relatives. Mr. Grist ac
compianiedl her there Sat urdlay.
Mr'. I high Elcheiberger ret urned to
the Presbyterian college at Clinton last
week after spending several days wvith
Mr.. N. 11. Dial, who has been con
fined to his home for some time on ac
count of sickness, was able to return
to his ofilce again Friday.
Mr's. Mattic Owvings, wvho has been
quite sick at her' home on West Main
street, was somewhat better yesterday.
'Miss Carol Roper, wvho is attending
Greenville Female college, is spending
a few days in the city wvith her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Roper'.
Misses Hattie and Lucile flentzi, of
Grieeniville and Misses Rebecca Moore
and Edina Harvey, teachers in the
Copelandl school, were guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Franks
Saturday anid Sunday
Chiief of Police W. TI. Jernigen, of
lFouimnaiun in was a visi tor in thle cit y
Mr'. and Mrs . J.A. Arnold, of WVil
luin mston, are spendinig.some1 time wvith
Mr.. an md Mirs. 11. E'. Simpson and ot her
reiv es in thle city.
A wedding that wats a great surprise
to thir mianfy fiends anid oif geiieral
interest, thlroughoutt the county was
liat of Mi's. Annie Tiaylor and Mr. Earl
Goodwin, whlichi toowv place at the
home of Mr . Jeff Sexton yesterday at
2 o'clock. The ceremony wvas per
formed b~y R1ev. J1. A. Brock of the See
(ond( Baptist church and was of impres
iv(e imicity. Only a few of the
miembmers of the two families were
present, for' thle occasion. The b~ridle
ia the widlow of tihe late Mr. Steve 'ray
lor and1 is a woman of many admirable
tramits and possessing many firiends.
The~ groom is ai young planter of the
county, is a son of Mr. 0. P. Goodwin,
senator from this county, and has a
host of warm friends who are congrat
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS
CONVENES ON MARCH 10TH
No Cases of Unusual Interest, Though
There are Four Murder Trials and
Many of Minor Im'portance.
The March term of the Court of
General Sessions, with Judge John
S. Wilson presiding, will commence
on Monday the 13th. There are many
cases on the docket, the most import
ant of them being several trials for
murder. W. G. and John Martin of
Waterloo will be arraigned on a mur
der charge; Stobo Bailey, charged
with killing Ran Barksdale's wife a
short time ago, will be up for murder.
One prisoner charged with killing es
caped from the Jail a short time ago
and if recaptured will be up on a
similar charge and Jim Austin, re
cently brought back from Georgia af
ter dodging the officers for fourteen
years, will be tried for murder. In
addition to these there are many oth
er cases on the criminal docket of less
Tho following are the grand jurors
for this year:
J. H. Nesbett, E. F. Fincher, J. E.
Farrow, J. B. Owings. W. J. Fleming,
W. S. Hatton, J. -1. Campbell, J. Wal
ter Moore, John H. Culbertson, W. E.
Griffin, A. L. Nabors, E. A. Adams, W.
E. Pitts, E. H. Moore, M. W. Gray, T.
J. Cooper, .G. C. Young, John H. Nance.
The petit Jury for the Spring Term
Laurens-T. E. Babb, W. E. Burns,
W. P. Sullivan, S. C. Reid, W. B.
Motto, W. P. Thomason, Jr., W. L.
McAbee, V. E. Caldwell.
Youngs-Z. 11. Cooper, F. T. Bragg.
Dials-C. B. Owings, W. 1I. McCain,
W. F. Stewart, .1. L. Lloyd, .J. C. Ma
haffey, W. 11. Barksdale, .1. A. Aber
Sullivan-.T. W. Trasvnhamu, T. F.
Babb, Robert E. Taylor.
Waterloo-Jno. W. Abrams, W. .1.
Manly, J. D. Davis, J. T. Garrett, A.
R. Thome, Geo. W. Washington.
Cross Hill-J. H. Rasor, C. R. Turn
er, J. O. Denny, W. M. Miller.
Hunter-J. W. Matthews, J. T. A.
Jacks-John M. 'Copeland, T. R.
Scuffletown-L-0. L. Hunter, W. T.
WILLING TO PERIMIT
(DYESTUFFS TO PASS
British Government Agrees to Allow
Two Cargoes to Come From Rotter
dam to America.
Washington, Feb. 28.-Great Britain
will permit the shipment of two car
goes of dyestuffs, valued at $5,000,000,
from Rotterdam to the United States,
Ambassador Page at London has ad
vised the state department, and offi
cials here are hopeful that Germany
will make an exception to its embargo
by granting permission for their ex
Ambassador Page said that the
British foreign office had given him
assurances that the cargoes would not
be interfered with.
Negotiations wvith Germany for re
lease of dyestuffs have failed hereto
fore because Germany demanded in
exchange various comlmodlites barrced
by3 tihe lit ish orders in couneil. Tlhe
negotilatioens-will he resumed immedl
ately through Ambassador Gerard at
U. D). V. .r4'eetig.
The J. B. Kershaw Chapter, It. D). C.,
will meet with M rs. Cresweli Fleming
on Monday afternoon, March 6th, at
3:30 o'clock. All members are urged
to be pre-sent.
Mrs. J. Robt. Eichelberger,
New Farm Dlemonistrator.
Mr'. Percy Moore, a graduate of
Clemson College and a former resident
of GreenvIlle county, has been named
as demonstrating agent for this coun
ty and has already entered upon his
duties. Those wvho read Mr. 'W. W.
Long's letter in the last Issue of The
Advert iser must naturally conclude
that Mr. Moore Is well lIt ted for the
place, Hie has mlovedl his faimily to
the city, to wvhich he is cordially wel
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Taken From Cartersville ,Jail and
Slain. Accused of Assault.
Cartergv ill, Ga., Feb. 25.-Jesse
McCorkle, a negro about 30 years old,
was taken from jail here early today
by a mob of somec 40 or 50 men and
boys and hanged to a tree in front of
the city hall. Ills body. was riddled
The negro was arrested last night
charged with having broken into the
home of it woman near here and at
tacked her. lie was caught, still
bleeding from a wound in the wrist
where the woman had shot him and
in possession of her pistol which ho
had taken from her in a scuffle.
Threats were made then to lynch the
negro, but Sheriff W. W, Callaway
and R. A. Hicks, a deputy sheriff, who
led the posse that caught the negro,
succeeded in taking himt to jail.
The sheriff left the negro in charge
of T. O. Roberts, night jailer here.
About 4 o'clock this morning a mob
went to the Jail and several men in
advance called Roberts. lie said later
that he thought a city policeman
wanted to put a prisoner in Jail.
When he opened the door several men
seized hin and tok his keys. Others
rushed in and got the negro. The
mob then went to the city hall near
the centre of town and hanged the
negro to a tree. A volley of shots
then were fired at his swinging body.
Sheriff Callaway said today he was
aroused by tle shots and hastened
from his 1ome, where lie had gone
from the jail.
"I got. lire in I5 minutes, I guess,"
lie said. "By that time the crowd had
gone and I and other people attracted
by the shooting found the negro's body
hanging on the tree."
There was no mtore disorder.
The negro's victim, a woman of
about 38 years, and her five small
children were the only persons in her
home last night when the attack was
made. Her husband is in South Caro
lina, where she was to have joined
hin in a few days. As the negro broke
into her house she fired at lhim with
at pistol and lilt his right wright. The
wound, however, (lid not stop the ne
gro, who rushed in and overpowered
her. Later the negro left, taking the
pistol with him, and the woman and
her children succeeded in arousing
neighbors. The woman was placed in
care of a physician who said her con
dition was serious.
The negro was tried some time ago,
Sheriff 'Callaway said, on charges oi
assault in another case, but a mistrial
WERE CITY POLICE
NOW COUNTY DEPUTIES
Sheriff Watts Takes Action in Predlc
ament Facing City of Laurens.
Acting in accord with Mayor Babb,
Sheriff Watts yesterday afternoon took
over the police power of the city by
swearing in all the city policemen as
county deputies. This was done so
that there would be no doubt as to
plolice survellance of the city during
tihe interv~al necessary to secure a new
char'ter. It is understoodl that the
salar'ies of the p)olilieen will be paid1(
by the r'ejunivated city government
after anot her charter is seecuredl. The
ollicci's will conlt inue to preserv~e the
peace of the clty' as if nothing unmt o
ward hiad happenedl.
Th'ie tfollow~ing fromi Theic Atlanta
Jfourmnal wvillI be of interest to) thle manyilS
friends ofi Aliss Poole here:
Air, and Mr's. Crawford Clapp an
nounce the engagenien t of theli'
dlaugihter, Annie Luicile Pooie, to Mr.
WVililiam Arnoild Lomax, of Gr'eenwood.
The wveddilng to take place at high
no001 Satur'day, April 8th1, at Cl1in ton.
(Gen. Felix Diaz liendled for MexIco to
ion of reports thait Gen. Fel ix i)iax
had left the linited States tor Mlexieo
to start1 a niew~ revolut ion was received
from sev"eraIpi quaters.
D iaz hadu been "'atched four several
month I s by deaet of 'tl~i 1 jsuleei
agents her~uiase of suspuected act i vit ies
in violation (If American inetrality.
Aippairenitly lhe hian left the i'nitedl
States for .\exico witii the intenitioni of
launchiing a niew revolution against. the
Ca rranza de facto gov'erniimciit, infor'
mlatlonl reachinig otlicials herie inidi
elites tihat he hopes0 to or'ganize anid
leadi thle trop 1 o15uf his na11tive state,
Oaxaca, and such forces in Soulthern'i
Mexico as lie can gatheri about him.
Ghen. Diai' left Newv Orleans Friday
for lI avana, wvhiere several Mexicaiis
whose nmamies have been associatedl
with Is ini reports of a r'evolutlinary
movement, w~ere understoodl to he
Althbough Dilaz, eluded thle federal
agehts detailedl to wvatch him1, dlep~art
ment of justice officials said tonight
thlat since no evidlence warranting his
arrest has been found, nothing prob
ably couild have been dn to dnetn
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him. ithat he had restored a stable Centiral hecause of his partic i pationu in mv tli..
Oaxaca, where Ilax is expected to Government. Carranza, however, is tionary enterprises,
launch his movement, is the only state prepa ring to use his forces to estab- WithI the Oaxaca forces as a1 basis5
that has heldl aloof (hiring the fighting Ilish his government. t here, and the it is estimated t hat D iaz imight imar
of the past two years. Led b~y state state's army ia said to bo prep~aring shall nearly 25,000 men, hut they
offlelis, the people dleclare dtheitr in- to resist. it is towardl this nucleus wouild be0 loorly cinipp~ed and almost
dlependenCe, and Carranza and other of organized resistance that DI)az is without artillery. The new movement
leaders wore toIld that the state wouldl said to be moving, accompaniedl by is not regardled b~y ofillals here as so- ~
1)0gladh to ne ue itu n)1 in th e .hitm s an American, widely riously menacing Carranza's govern.