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Prof. 13. L. Jones is spending a few
4lays here with Mrs. Jones.
Mr. 'Cl'yde Mahaffey of the l0den sec
Ition was aniqng the visitors in the city
ir. J. K. Pegues of Cheraw, spent
Mlonday night in Laurens as the guest
of Dr. J. 11. Powe.
Miss [Lilla Todd Is spending a few
days in Greenville as the guest of Miss
Mrs. . 3. Greene, of Atuerson, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. 1. C. Crisp
on Church street.
Mr. W. J. Sloan of Anderson, spent
a short while here this week with his
brother, Mr. \V. 1. Sloan.
M1r. and Mrs. W. Al. llinson are vis
iting their son, Mir. W. C. Hinson on
North Harper street.
Dr. C. Al. Miller is in Columbia today
attending a meeting of the state
Amrs. W. H. Gilkerson spent several
days last week in Greenwood visiting
Alrs. A. St. C. Lee and other relatives.
Ars. It. 1M. Hugies is visiting her
brother, Mir. Robert Davis, and 'Mrs.
Davis in Fountain inn this week.
Mrs. W. A. Fairy and children have
gone to Savannah, where they will
spenild about a m1onth with relatives.
Miss Fahnie (arrison, of Gray Court,
has accepted a position as stenograph
er in tihe Enuterprise nanik and oilce of
N. 11. Dial.
irs. Willie Alcxander and son, Paul,
Jr., of Spartanburg, are spendlig the
week here as the guest of her father,
M1r. J. 1.). Sexton.
Aliss Anna Prentiss, of Greenville.
spent the week-end in the city with
her mother, Ars. W. 11. Garrett, on
West Main street.
Miss Frances Thames will go to
Greenville this afternoon to observe
kindergarten methods taught in one
of the schools there.
Rev. W. A. Fairy an( Alessrs W. T.
Gray and It. 13. Terry will attend the
Methodist district conference in
Greenville this week.
3i his ballIa Mae Dial, who is teach
Ing in Abbeville this year. spent the
week-end in the city with her par
ents, dyr. and .Mrs. W. 11. Dial.
3\Itr. W. 11. A. Bal(wiln, formerly of
the Trinity-Ridge section, but now of
Creenville, is spending a few days In
the county with homefolks.
Alessrs lhenry Franks and Roy Ow
Ings attended the-senior class banquet
at the Greenville f'emale College
which was given last\.londay even
Messrs .John Iludgens and Mlartin
Teague have returned home after a
trip th rough the country to Hlartsville.
On their way home they stopped over
in Coluinha for the automobile show.
Misses Lucia and Annie Srimpson
an(d .liss Nloise Zi mue rman spenit, tle
week-enl in Spartanburg and Glenn
Springs, visitig at the home' of Miss
Zhumermani at tile latter place.
irs. . . \ane2 Irby has retur
home after .i pending seveira Iw'eeks4 ini
THaltimore w'here she w'ent ('r sl(ecialI
treatmnt. 11er many fr'iends will lbe
glad to learn that she Is i mclh im
tproved in health.
ir. .1. S. hoennett, who wenit to At
lanta last week to at tend the meiet ing
of Uapti1st laymen, was taken sick
whtitle there and had to returin home.
lie has got ten better' slice hiIs ret urni
andl has returned to his oilce.
'Card oIf Trhanks.
good friends in Laurens for t heli'
lassistance and expressions of
nathy during the recent illness andI
thi of our father, the R1ev. W.. A.
Why Th a/
Over a million 1j'00
The Ho'osier Co. is nov~,
We are selling Hoosiers no
Select yours today
S. MJ 'E HI.
Tie' Wednesday Club.
TheWednesday Club was entertain
Od by Mrs. B. L. Jones on March fout
teenth. Tie subject was "1ducation".
The roll call was answered by quota
tions from leading educators. Mrs.
W. L. Gray read a paper entitled
"Grounds for Objection to Offering Re
ligious Instruction In the Public
Schools". She argued that teaching
the Bible formally would -be imprac
ticable foriall faiths have' rights in
Imblic schools and no one could be
found to teach who could do so with
out inculcating his own views. No ob
jections were made to reading and
lieiorizing the .Scriptures. -
Mrs. P. A. Simpson took Opposite
view ini her paper "Reasons for Adding
RelIgious :1nstruction to the PuIlic
School Curricula". She maintained
that as many have no religious in
struction in their homes this is their
best olportunity to obtain it. Second,
the foreign element also needs this to
make good citizens of them.
After a general discussion refresh
menits were served and the meeting ad
Favors Fair Diistribution.
Sipervisor Ilumbert on his return
from the meetilng at Princeton yester
day stated that in addition to his form
er remarks in this paper, lie wishes to
say that he would not favor spending
fle entire amount, nor even the larg
er' part of the proposed bond money
on any two or three roads radiating
irom laurens court. house as some
seem to fear, and lie does not believe
that ile other mnem1bers of tle com
missioi wotld favor such a polley. ile
thint1k. that the olject should he to
iimprove the imiortant market roads
of every section of the county.
EnIt ihiaiistle 3leeting it, Princeton.
A large number of 1Lurtens county
citizens met at Princeton yester(day
and heard talks on good roads from .1.
AW. Norwood and .1. .1. McSwain, of
Greenvile, Jiames F. Mac1nrttoe, of
Ware 'Shoals, J. F. .lacobs, of Clinton,
and W. L. Gray, of Laurens. Follow
ilg the neetinig, the crowd made a
tour of a part of the (Greenville coun
ty top-soiled roads and were enthu
siastic over their condition following
the recent rains. The various speak
ers pictured tle roads as an invesi
ment which would bring valuable re
Itis, rather than as a burden or cost
to the county.
WOM AN USES (1UN EFFECTIVEIX.
Mrs. Jones Puckett, of Btrewerton See
tion, Shoots mian Who Tries to
Break Into Her Home.
Two white men. Chess Davis and
Cliff Williamson, were brought to jail
yesterday by Rural -Policeman Aber
cromble, charged with attempting to
maike a 1forcible entry into the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Puckett, an aged
couple who live i tile irewe'ton see
loll. Davis is a residet of Green
wood Couity and Williailsoll, of Abe
vile couity, both livinig Oil the otler
siu or ar simolis. One of the two
men, Chess I vis, recei(vd a ui-shot
'youd 11 at t Ie ha mId s of .\lr Is. Puicket t
whot~ open'lt'l fire on them whleu they
it is unldlerstoo tha 111t Davis hld ( a
riievan 1Ce atgan t thle IPutckettIs (It aeC
'oun lt (If a settIleeminlt over' cot tonl
mad5(e several yearts ago arid that this
was at the bo(ttoml of the diliulty. The
two mient got togetherci at Ware Shoals
anid wen'tt to the iPucket t homlle untdei'
lie inlutence otf whiskey. They ap
par'ently were unable to give a con
nec(tedl stor'y about tile at'fai' yester
(lay. Williamson was1 released onl
bond1(, but1 'Davis1 wlas unable toI secure
To Clean Mica.
To eleati the mica in stove doors rub
with a auft cloth (lipped in equal
parts of vinegar and cold water.
it rs arie norv in use
LiUgdheir second million
ra makes low prices
w at before-the-war prices
on our easy terms
WILKES &, Cr?
A MIIS'iItIAL RESULTED
IN JONES HOMiCIDE CASE
Jury Itenialned Out Until After Ten
O'clock Friday Night,
After deliberating in the jury room
for about nine hours Friday evening
hnd night, the jury sitting in the case
of Jno. M. Jones, charged with . the
inurder of Ben Stephens at Cross Hill
In January, reported to the presiding
Judge that it was hopelessly disagreed
mnd a mistrial was ordered. The fol
lowing morning Jones gave hond for
his re-aippearance at the next tern of
court and was released from custody.
The trial was begun Thursday morn
Ing and attracted a large attendance.
-le was defended by It. 11. Blease, of
New-berry, and Simpson, Cooper &
Babb, of this city. Solicitor Black
vell was assisted by Featherstone &
Knight of this city. The trial con
tmed the greater part of two days.
The. state relied mainly upon the
test imony of H1. 1-1. 1 litt and J. W. Ropp
who were eye witnesses, with others,
to the tragedy. Mr. iitt, who was
iorne out by Mr. Rfopp, testified that
Jones came Into J. 1M. 'Spcprman's.
tore, where the kiil!ng took place,
and ordered a bottle of ale. le was
'hosely followed by Stephens, who
:oimenced cirsing Jones and asked
im if Ie were armed. .lones reipfied
that he was not. Stephens said that he
wouildn't take advantage of him then,
but that lie had better get armed for
there was going to be a settlement.
Mir. 1ilt. testilledl that he and Mr. Ropp
had about gotten Stephens "quieted
ilown" when Jones shot. The deceas
'd fell liimply to the floor and asked
h1iem to help hIm1 get iuip to )'et urn t lie
Ii re. Wil considerable difficulty the
cleceas ced sueceeded inl getting his pis
tol out of his right hip pocket under
teath his coat. and fired one time at
Jones, who was retreating out the
back way. Mr. Ipp and Mr. Ropp
both testifled that Mr. Stephens had
"quieted down" when the shooting be
gan and that l. Stephens' right hand
was resting on the counter when Jones
Testifying in defense .Jones said that
Ie had received threats on his life
roim Stephens and that he had gone
ito Spearman's store to avoid a dilfli
cilty. Ile was f6llowed by Stephens,
who entered the store with ils hancd
resting on his pistol in his coat
pocket. lie invited itephens to join
ili in a drink of ale and Stephens in
tead cursed hiin and asked "Iave you
got it?" lie asked Stephens what he
mennt by the question and Stephens
:ontinued to curse him and threaten
his life. le denied that. lie told
Stephens that he was unarmed, but
iaid that lie thought his life in iper'il
and shot to defend himself. lie said
that the whole affair happened it
ibout a minute's time and that lie sholt
is quickly as lie could get his gun out
lefore Stepihens had flhe opPortu ilt Y
lo draw his. .1. G. ('oafs testil led that
s1 e phirns w\as still vltrsing Jonces aniid
had his hatnd on his pistol when
fonevs fired. Con1flictiig testi tiotny
an introuiced as to ilhe repittation of
he de('(nased for' 1a and cc ortder'. 'ihe
100:ef2.. :( int r eh d M(evera!d wvit tesses
ivhco testified that Stephencs hcad made
brei t aga' Ic ~rc nst .1onies' litfe on accoun lt
al a di!I'tliv which hadt o(cutrr'ed hce
weI Jonesi . iii and( Sctetcns' son ac tfewi
it is itndherstoodl that the jitry stood
hi to I rot' acqutlt IalI early a fter be
;inintg its (delibhera tions and~ that it
remicned uinchanged to Ithe last.
0O lir ci'(ases iIsposed of durinug 1the
atter' part of lihe week were gis fol
James Moratn, convicted of hoiuse
>reaking andl larceny was given a twvo
car' sentence and a fine of $1.00:
Posey' Robo, found not guilty of vio
lallo of the pirohibition law;
,Will Johnson, assault anid battery
with intent to kill, mistrial;
A plea of guilty wvas accepted fr'om
V. 8. Bolt foir disposing of property
inder mortgage though without fr'ad
~lent intent, lie was given a six
months sentence with the alternate of
S$150 fine, which lie paid.
B. F. Hodge was found gnilty of
violation of the prohiibition law and
:iven a sentence of 4iwo years wvith
tventy-two mconths susipendled.
Wcill Thomipson, wvhosce trial for
nurder duirinig thte earliy part. of the
veek( resutlt ed In a istrial,. reconsid
redO~ hiIs plea and the slate nceed ca
-leair of c: rrying concea led wea ponis.
Pls Curedt in 6 to 14 Days
'otar druggIst wi r~ find nmoney If PAZO
OINTiMEINT falls to cure :m'r case of iithitag,
nlludl mteedlng or Pi otruding e4 in 6 tc 14d das.
hLie firsdt appi ctionc gives 1i:0 :n0,i lust. 50c.
AT BAPTI'T CIIUIICH
Riev. 3M. E. Dodd, D). D., of Shreveport,
Louismin, Leading the Services. t
Rev. M. 1D. Dodd, D. D., of Shreve
Port, La., arrived in the city yester
dJay to lead In evangelistic services to
be conducted at the First Baptist
Chturch for about two weoks. Tle
services began Sunday morning, be
Ing conducted until the service last
night, by the pasto4', Rev. S. H1. Tomt
plemian. luch interest has already
been shown i the services and it is
expected that the interest will grow
as the services progress. AMorning
services will be held each day at 10
o'clock and the evening services will
begin at S o'cock. The public has
been issued an invitation to attend
and Participate in them.
Dr. Dodd is pastor of one of the
largest churches in Slhreveport, and
is a preacher of great earnestness and
power. R1ev. Templeman, lin speaking
of him to his congregation, paid him a
very high tribute, saying that lie was
onIe of' lie ablest miniisters in the
chmrch and a man whom it is a delight
and Inspiration to listen to.
A car load of 'orch lockers Jutst
S. M. & R'. H. W[ILKHCS & CO.
Stitenment of te ('iondit n 111 of the
11'('.\ A N K,
Localned lit Lurens, S. C., at 11lie close
of bisiness 31ireh ,.i 191.
I11180 ('11W1 :
Loans and D~ls comiu. . 21 .SX3.25
i1tm-mun i t ' e andi I ixt trie.- 750. 10
DIIe from Ilaiks and Biank
CII '' '' ' 0 . . . . r7renc.y7.
("old......... .. .....15.0
Filver and Other 'Coin . I 1.38
Tiotal........ ....$ l,3.
Capital Stock Paid In .. ..$ 5,000.00
Surplus Plund .. . .. .. 5,50000
Uindivided Profits-less Cur
rent. Expenses and Taxes
Paid .. 17.5 I
Individial Deposits Su bject.
to Check . . ..$ 8,006.75
Savings 'Deposits 12,996.7.1
'ashier's ('iheekIs 10.60 21,01 1.09
Total --.... .. ... $ :1,7:I.G3
State of South Carolina.
County of I:alrents, ss:
Ilefore mne came Thlos. 1. S'Wy.\
Cashier of time above nmied banMk, whIto
being dilly sworn, says that tile above
and foregoing stat elment . Is a triue voil
ditioli of Sait bank, as slown by tlie
books of said bank.
Tmos. 1. SWYOICET.
Sworn to and, subscllbed before me11N
this 20th day of March, 1917.
Chas. T. Simlipsonl,
(:orrect Attest: J. C. Thomas, 0. it.
Simmons, Thos. 1. S'wyge't, Diretor's.
This House of B<
attractions. Our nes
holding a sort of Spri
receive a call from y<
You'll find here i
wear that is way a bo
We "Dress" feet
Come see our Spi
to fit you.
The House of' Expert
Card of Thanks. (lice ('111 at (li11t1011
'%Ne este o cl~-c.,3oil- iliilcs o rho P1resbyterianl College Glee Clubl
We desire to express our thanks to will give an entertainment at the col
lihe re nddat o logo chapel In 'Clinton Thursday a tight
ahe r, ntill Be l and a m y. at 8:30 o'clock. There are twelve
at ei' 1lij Hawel ad ld~lul'.boys Ill the club and they have had
special training by Dr. Cart ledge. It
We are showing a dandy line or I I expected that quite a few people
laby Carriages and Go-Carts, and from Laurens will motor down to take
Our prices will interest you.
s. r. & 14; 11. wiA S&CO l ge entertain ment.
Shi'rt Waist Bwp~oxes
New Line Just In
Several Sizes to Select From
Prices From $2.75 Up
Boxes made of good material and
covered in fine quality of matting,
with reed bindings and brass hard
We would be glad for you to call
and see all the..sizes.
S. M. & E. H. WILKES
Seveazsto Sct From
BteSoes isd ofe good ma atoieialrang
wtShos Oxfods bindins and Cooas hard
Wg eporate would be eorsy to l
ah er tall t "he"ize.
v Shes Oxod, up-ndClnil.r