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VOLUME. XXXIII. LAURE3NS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12,1t917. NME
TO1 BE HELD SA
Meeting to be Held et the
Council of Defenise and County Educa
tional Department to Hold Joint
Meeting Saturday When Prominent
Speakers will Make Addresses.
'Tle E1ducational Department and
the Council of Defense of L-aurens
county are planning a joint Elducation
al Rally ats one of the surest means of
the future defense of the country, to
be held in the Laurens graded school
building, Saturday. The meeting is to
be called to order by Dr. Hughes, as
chairman of the Laurens County Coun
cll of Defense. Gov. Manning probably
will speak, an( Mr. W. H. Hand, Mr.
Leuco Gunter, M1r. IT. N. Snyder have
accepted invitations1 to be presient and
will give interesting talks. The peo
ple are asked to bilug din ner to be
served in piclic style on the school
grounds and to join in the demuocratic
ipirit of tile occasion. The following
Invitations have been sent out by ir.
J. 11. Sullivan, sipertntohdent of 1du
To the Educational Workers of Lau
You are cordially invited to attend
the Educational Rally to be held in
the Laurens High School, Saturday,
Septenier 15th. At this rally we wish
to have every trustee, teacher and ru
ral school improvement offieer, togeth
er with all other educational workers
addressed by a prominent speaker
from the National Council of Defense.
Mr. W\\. 11. Hand, State inspector of
high schools, will also speak on some
needed legislation for educatiqn in
The meeting will be called to order
at 10:30. After the general meeting
of teachers, trustees, and rural school
improvement officers, there will he a
picnic dinner at 12 o'clock.
At 1:30 the trustees will have a
round table discussion lead by Mi.
Leuco Gunter, State supervisor of
schools. The teachers will be lead in
their discussions by Dr. H. .N. Snyder.
-Miss Gladys Smith. State home demon
stration agent, will talk to the rural
Ahool improvement officers. Miss An
nie Workman, the county organizer,
will lead in the round table discus
sion of the school improvement offi
In the present crisis there Is much
to be (lone in the defense of our coun
ty through education. Laurens coun
ty has already accomplished much in
this line, but there is more to be done.
Come to this meeting prepared to en
ter into the spirit of the rally, and to
contribute to the 'round table discus
-slon any suggestion that will stimulate
and advance our educational Interest
du'ring the comig -year.
Very sincerely yours,
James -H. Sullivan.
Broadms Workman Caught.
Broadus Workman, the negro who
k-illed his wife near Mountville In the
spring of the year and who was
thought to have returned to this Vi
cinity several times after his escape,
was caught ovei' the Georgia line last
week- as the result of the detective
work of Rural Policemen Boyd and
Owens. Policeman Boyd went over
after him and brought him back Fri
day. On several occasions some very
lIvely chases were had after negroes
thought to be WVorkman, but it ia
fairly certain that he never returned
to this county after his first escape.
Entertainment at Beaverdam,.
Ice cream and cake will be sold on
Beaverdam church grounds on Thurs
day afternoon, Sept. 20Oth, beginning
at 3 o'clock by the ladies of the WVo
man's Missionary society for the bone
-fit of the missibnary society of Deaver
Rtevival Services S'tat-t Sundaly.
The revival services, previously an
nounced for the First Methodist
church, will begin next Sunday morn
ing condlucted by Rev, Walt H1olgombe
of Nashivllle, Tenn. R1ev. Hlolcombe is
of strong personality as well as in
tellectual and spiritual power, so a
successful meeting i.s anticipated, R1ev.
Fairy, pastor of the church, has ox
tended a cordial welcom6 to all the
people of thd cty to Aand.
NO FURTHER LIGHT ON
General Verdict of Murder
mr. and Mrs:. I. 3111iami ellams, of the
Tlbiiihline: Shoals Section, Found
Dead in Their Home wit Bullet
Wollilds inl 'i'leir Heads.
No additional light has been thrown
oil the il death of Mr. and Mrs. J. AMilam
Hellams, who were found dead in their
hioie in the Timibling Shoals section
of the county .Tituraday morning, each
with a bullet wound in the head. The
coroner's jury, which sat att the ii(nuest
over the bodies ''iirsday afternoon,
found that the couple came to thoir
death at the hands of unknown par
ties. The 'generally accepted belief J
that it was a case of murder and sui
cide, Mr. Iiellamns firing both shots
which killed his wife and himself.
-The bodies of .l'. and Mrs. Hellams
were fouind in their hoie Thiiursday
ItIorining.!, by Ineighbors whose suspicion
of !solle un usuial ociurrence had beell
arotsed by the absence of any life
a'lound the place and the reports; of
pistol shots the afternoon before.
'hey went to t he house Thuirsday
mottning to satisfy themselves. When
they entered .the home they (ouniid both
Mr. and Mrs. Iellams lying on the
floor, evidently dead for some time.
.lMrs. llellam s was lying neiar a bureau,
whtich had one drawer open. with her
foot resting on a chair which she had
evidently occupied when the first fatal
shot was tired. The open drawer, in
which were some of her clothes and a
small hand-satchel, held a )0ool of
blood as if her head had first fallen
over it before it found its resting place
on the floor. The bullet, which had
penetrated her head fron the left to
right temple, lay on the floor beside
her body where it had fallen after hit
ting the wall on the other side. The
body of Mr. Hellains wias lying face
downward a short distance from his
wife, with a bullet hole in his fore
head. The bullet had entered his head
and lodged there. A 32 calibre pistol
found underneath' his body, and later
identified by a neighbor as the pro
perty of Mr. -ellams, had two empty
chambers. Both of the deceased were
dressed in every day wearing apparel
and Mr. 'Hellams was In his shirt
sleeves. The shades of the windows
were pulled closely (own and the
doors were -closed.
While no motive for the deed has
been definitely discovered, It is thought
that Mr. iellams, who was a man of
quick and fiery temper shot his wife In
a fit of rage over some trivial cause.
The fact that Mrs. Hellams was evi
dently bending over the open bureau
drawer which contained some of her
clothes and personal effects led to the
theory that he shot her lyhen ahe de
termined to go oft somewhere in the
face of his obdection. Recent incident:
coiming under the observation of peo
pie in that neighborhood indicated that
there had been some estrangement be
tween the two duo largely to his jeal
ousy. Although -there were no .powdor
burns on either, little credence is giv
en to theories as to the killing being
done iby other parties. Considerable
money was found on tihe person of Mr.
Hellams and a small amount In the
saxtchel of Mrs. Heliams, so a motive
of robbery is not borne out.
It is thought that the killing took
place about tour -o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. W. 1a Terry,
who live about 200 yards distant, re
memibered hearing two shots .about
five or ten minutes apart along about
that time and neither of the deceased
was seen afterwards. Very probably
Mr. H-ellams first shot his wife and
then deliberately prepared to 'shoot
himself, for the hlouse was complietely
dlarkened when the bodies were found.
Mr. Hfellams was about 68'years old
and had been twice married, his first
wife, Miss Avery before marriage hav
ing (died several years ago. Of this
marriage, one daughter, Mr's. Joe
Thomason, and two sons, Tom of
Texas and Hamp of Fountain Inn sur
vive. 141st year Mr. Uollams was mar
ried a second time to Miss Deheims of
Florence county, Introduotion and en
gagement having ..been consummated
by- correspondence, It was stated- by
some one here that she owned consid
erable propei'ty in Flocretico. She was
- r. - - -
DR. WILLIAM P. J
Death Closes Career of Noti
Today at Eleven O'Clot
Orphanege and Beloved
ure Nationally Known F(
For the Good Work He C
Clinton, Sept. 10.-After a long life,
full of good works, the Rev. Willi am
l liler Jacobs, 1). 1)., "Fatiher of
Clinton'", is dead. lie died suddenly
this mornting slortly after f; o'cloch
ut file age of 75. IHis (nd was i shock
to tile Community, for lie Iad 01 not been
ill, calmn and sweet and peaceful, as
his life had been, and it did not come
before he was ready for it. Ile lived
Christ--Preached Christ-id today
weit, lomie to Iim.
Yesterday lie prealled h wIce at hiIs
cliurelh, tile Thornwell Memorial, and
lad not coiplained of being'Ill. iNarly
t his morninjg he called the young lady
in1 the adoitlng 1oom id colIlailied
of a severe h eadache. The famliliy
physielan' was sumoled at once and
upon his arrihal found him in an un
col.(lous.i condition. 1Ho lived only a
r(ew\ mioments. Tivhe ineibers of the
fmily Wee( imlediately 1o1livid and
were exiected today and tomiorrow.
Tihe funeil will 1ake place here at
I1 o'clock Wed nesday muorninhg, and
will bo conducted by Dr D. A .\ I)oug
ins, preSidenit of tle Presbyterian Col
lege, assisted by Ile pastors of the
IDr. Jacobs was loved i Clinton
from tile sm1all1 lad to tihe gray-halrCd
'. eran, for lie had lived here for the
iast. fifty years. Ilie was born March I
15, 1842, in Yorkville, the son of the
Rtev. and Mlrs. .James Ferdinand .
col's, He was graduated at Cliarles
tol College in 1861 and at Columbia
Theological Semlnmry in 1864. IN
1864 he entered upon his first pas
torate, three weak churches, Duncan's
Creek, Shady Grove and Clinton, con
stituting his charge. Soon the Clin
ton church became so strong as to
command his entire time and this con
nection once established, he maintain
ed it for forty-seven years, until his
retirement in September, 1911. Since
-that time he had given his pastoral
time to the Thornwell Memorial
Church. As pastor he led his people
along many lines of activity and was
loved by all.
When Dr. Jacobs came to Clinton le
waged a fight against open bar-rooms
here and succeeded In driving them
out. Ile established the True Witness,
which In 1871 became Our Monthly,
and has been edited by him continual
ly all this time. For a number of
years lie has served the South Caro
lina Press Association as its beloved
chaplain. In 1872 he led in the estab
lishment of a high school association,
which in 1886 became the Clinton
College Associations. From this be
SHOT BY ACCIDENT
Younig Newberry Nan Wounded by
James Eptinig at Hotel In Blarnwell.
-Barnwell, Sept. 9.-JT. H. Evans of
Newberry, a son of 1-. H. Evans, was
accidentally shot here this afternoon
by James Epting, a fellow townsman,
at a local hotel. The pIstol ball en
tered Mr. Evans' left hip, passing en
tirely through his body and lod inv
In his clothIng, Hie was given med'cal
attention inmmedliately and was taken
to a hospital in Sumter on the after'
AccordIng to a statement by the phy
sician in attendance It was impossible
to toll how serious the wound may
prove to lbe until a more thorough ex
amination is made. According to th'
testimony of the wounded man, Mr.
Evans, and a third member of the
party, A. C. WVathews, also of Now
berry, the two young men were lyIng
on separato beds when in some mar
nor a pistol held by Mi'. E~pting was
discharged with the above result.
ovidently about 45i years old1.
'W. E. Deheim, of Florence, a broth
or of Mrs. H~ellams, and Mr'. Cannon,
another relative, camne uip Thursday
night after being advised of the trag
edy and 'had the body of Mrs. Hellamns
shipped to her old home for burtal.
Mr. 'Hellams was buried at Friendship
Lieut. Roy Little and Mr. Job Little
both of Columbia spent Sunday with
t~heir rnothet',Mrs. aln I~ttle.
NLY AT CLINTON
ible Achievement. Funeral
:k. Founder of Thornwell
Minister of Clinton. A Fig
ir His Good Deeds. Lived
"in the I'r':hyterianO College
of !R"uth t'.1u-olita, ()nel of tlohe b ild
ings of this institutiolt, hearing his
11m1100 as its fotoder.
lin I872 Iir. .lacobs bean tei su -
cesstilll light for th il o um a t Of t11n
irilianiage. Ilte are his owIt worl-d
xpiissilng his, aiilns anl anbition s for
"We were to have a new i1a for
lc world's peoile to c ry down. The
('htrelh, (God bless her) was to adopt
th(. r021ans, they wor, "o 11 4 her
own: she was to jtti spirit into tiheit:
to give theitm ' trile tione; to edueate
theml well, to do4 thie bes - fo heml inl
that ito th1at votild tb. don': anll hav
in." So I ltted 11 111 lot, ]ifr-'s wrirk,
I iti liIt hoi d, hte:irii al halId. to hill
hei I od.Ieed as thy It 1k I t I Iheir
w r ( , . I t at oi t l t red nto t h b t II e(.
fo)f!I: '. \\' were t o have ouir childr-en
I(to w 4rl y e, w. ork is . 11oble; .110:11.u
". l i It wou l n11 ikr 4c. i f
hol . int h-1 wnd n tt . :l.t f-i re ,i:t . i t
w .x 1l 1i il I lere was to b o It eiforlt
t aory d -i il2 i e. no ill. 1 tion I if(-, lit
\\. o or 11dinanclle th t 1 11n ow n!
i1r14 cold nt tnd ur11iler."
\\'lit h u.h lot'y anhi ion. . int 1711
1bta rdI t11 If visitor was1, dor an ed forsIiI
1(w Tho rwell r t \ rat it'
g5 aci'esi of Iltd was irtlgeasd for
it. .\ay 2S. IS71, the earner .onIp ol'
tht first ililding was laid, 111 l Coil. 11.
\\. 1Nall. of L ue .,Who waIs Ihe ora
tol o the orson, afterwhrds sated
th ht tlih teill (. t i no other x\
pcctatio than orha ae exllpeil in
would fail. Oelohile 1. 1875. Iihe firist
dermes entered they istitulioe. From
that ti e Dr. Jacobs deoted his lifl
to "Il i-s insitis lion". ie watched it
nrow fromt olle little coltage and eight
children Intil today il stands out a
little village to Itself, an ornament to
the town, Statend and church, and a
lasting mlonumilent to his memilory.
ae had tl00 orphanaged children in
dler- his cnre and they all loved him
early. When the news of his death
wcs announced this morning at thle
chapel hour their harts were broken
and their sorow will not soon be
dinmmed. llis life was one of kind
liess for "little children"; true in Is
friendships, sincere in his kind dds
and sympathy, especially forl children,
ando the le hundrds of b oys and
girls who have been reared under his
care, looking to him as their earthly
father, te was always kind and lov
Ing. Flowers, not thornsas snishine,
not shadows, he scattered all along
life's pathway. He loved his children,
Clinton, its people and is institutions,
and the people of Clinton loved him.
Ie loved his church and throughout
the entire count.ry he ivas known. Ills
work.,; stand today as at monuent and
will live on and on, though he is gone.
Is memory will not. fade fromt the
recollections of those who knew and
He1 Is survived by thle following chil
dren: Mrs. W. J. Bailey, of this place;
te Rev. J. F. Jacobs, of this place;
Dr. in. ilard Jacobs and DrIe. Torn
well Jacobs, of Atlanta, Ga., and the
Rev. W. S. Jacobs, of Houston, Texas.
as well as a large family of grand
children and other relatives.
1 hW. tda T.ei.RThe DE .in
acoun of thIs Coet Dad feal ais
Homaed in teRock ill Recred There
hedaoRe.T. B. Cra gsrae at ths
hile Monday evening. The Collgeinge
nuel removes a wvell-known figure in
tile life of Rock 11111 and caused gen
lno regret among a large circle of
frienids. He had-been in very wi'etch
ed1 health for thlrce years past. Re
siding here for eleven years, lie was
pastor of several Presbyterian coun
try churches, servIng them with great
fidelity, lie was horn June 26, 1856,
In Laiurens couinty. ils wife was
MIss Margaret Anderson of Greenville
county, by whom he0 is suirvived, with
these children: Mrs. Orin Hull, of
LexIngton, N. C., and Misses Mary and
Margaret Cr'aig, of Rock H1ill, and the
following brotthers and sisters: J. S.
Craig, of Laurecns, N. A. Craig of
Greenwood, .James Craig and Misses
izzie and Belle Craig, of Ora, S. C.
The funeral was held Tuesday af
ternoon at the home, with Interment
in. Laurclwood. The lpallbearers were
J. C. Cork, L. D). 'Pitts, E. L. Barnes,
If.- M. Dlunlap, A. D). Gilchrist and Prof.
J. WV. Thompson. The services were
conducted by Revs. Alexander Martin,
F. W. (regrg anrd Pnn1 Mooe.
WOULD S[L PART
Of CQUNY FARM
Grand Jury Makes Strong
P(' )II mm('1(nd 11 tat v I Genera I e oo 4 1 1I.;m,
he Amended so ts to .llow 1 tinceas'te
in LIIts on Speelal t'I' xes
School Pur(1 I polsl '.. (it it -r 1i
The granld ju r: Iliade. 't, far-rc t h
Ilg presetme( to hiii <0111 yester
day al1terntoon V, heni it rcoitemiidedi
the sale of a part of the (:mtIly poor
iarw, the proc'eds to he Ised te tIhe
itltrov oet of th <uarters for the
poor: advised that a assistallt iw
rvi'i\ ded for the supervisor: that the
liinit for special Kschooli -tax'; heIn
<1 s I' anfl other I l minor mat ter.. T
for t!w(ir du1 ies anId Ih li ix hohql-overct
it.'iro rPtawn. Tle six ate as follows:
.l. III . b.' i int , t. 1 ). l v idss.n, 1t.It .
1,d W. V-. Sn,Il F-". T We ir i, .
We re'etnt in 1u 11:t1 a olr t .i f ;1h
Io i' fa ill nt0 11ox1 one-hi alf he
wo l id th111-4s ar.i . f u
"uh a:le he u1sed for 1h, im1ov.
Iieu.t of* I th uildinlgu' n'd14 furtiiiiet
o1v !ded for th :IsP of It he lii ila-.tes.
The ;tls-I visor i epor l ul. V it he a s
not nit ilable the Ind ne1-.trs1t ilor,
lh 11 k'lI ig (of1 impt'frovel en s hiie tt
for'eco tlme nded at that it will hi
nlecessary to La%.ate tese.fud pro
vided if the improv1 lcemzare mad.
T hformation h ior to Its th
many cases vre dlocketed by\ thle Imy
istra(tes charging persons ih calrr
ing'0I'l' co led wcapt i and thr11
doutts as to the proper disposition
of the weapons forehiceId have arisenh.
tWe recommend that reports uhe mlrade
to tite prolier otfiers of all wea onls
forfeited and that they lhe disposed
of ss provided by law. We dto noa
understand that suchl weapons shouild
be devoted to private u e.
The sheriff reports that he has Ax
pended thle sum of tenl dollar.,; sh a
rewa d for the capiture of iroais
W'orkman, a fugitive from justice. WVe
recommend that he h b re-imbursed by
ithe county for this expenditure if the
county athorites have the power to
pay it tinder the law. If no such iiow\
e exists ae recommend that the Gn
eal Assembly provide the necessary
legislation for payment of samne by
We' recommend that fpt General As
semb'uly amlend the present school
law o as to Increase the limit of
speec~al tax that may be voted by
schlool districts froml eight. mlills to
We recommend that the county gov
rnmient laws h te amended so as to
provide for anI assistant supervisor
for this county as wec con-sider i the
Work of attending to thle oflice and
looking after tle roads too heavy for
We thank the presiding judog e and
court offils for courtesies extended
All of which is, respeafully slub
W. E. Griffin,
Foreman of Grand .Jury.
family were all present except one
son, Claud, who is in Columbia. At
12:30 bounteouts dlinner' was spread
ottt uinder' the large oak trees, the tattle
being decorta ted w ith home-gt'ownI
fruit, such as apples, peat's andl grapes.
In the center was plaedt a beatiful
vase of flowet's. The' afternoon was
sipent witht mutsic andI feasting on
fruit, cutting watermelon, which were
enjoayed very mutch. Hoping our1 kinr
lieavenly Father above will see fit t('
let us all entjoy miany suc(h occa's Ions.
Big' Ieal IEste Deal.
The J. C. Burdette farm, located
about 3 1-2 mIles west of the city ad
joining the A. J. Davis pla1c, was 801(d
by the Southeastern Life Insurance
Company, through B. M. WVolff, last
week to six owners of property ad.*
joining it, as follows: RI. G. Smith, .1.
W. Knight, J. P. Traynham and G. D.
WVdlson and sons. fTis is a valuable
piee of proper'ty and it is understood
to have brought a fait' price.
At Greenpondi School HIouse.
The School Improvement Associa
tion of thue GIreenpond school, will give
a "measutring party" at the school
house Fit'day night, September 14, at
8 o'clock. A penny will be charged for
eaeh inch of the waist measure. Isv
erthbuly is invied.
GROlUND8 IS C[R[D
WITH GERM AN DEAD
Attack on French at Verdun
BRITISH GUNS ROAR
AGAINST THE ENEMY
omtbardment That its Heen iII Pro
(tress inl I hi ldeIs for Two Weeks
('l ni it n s. It usslans l'i htingt In
uni r- at rl raIl l'ioint:. siaekhing
Il; .11111ne of Verannius ont Iutssian
1)aI'lle letllh ;zind theo (;r-rmlanls
ir- I adl'n extr14tiately h teavy light
ing in 1i- V id t n -I clFtor, wit eli
(;erno n1111s tryin: to re oup thir01 husses5
of, th1. ind f last week ton t Ihe right
hiin11k or i M . ileuse, blit '.vii! (etiera l
l'etain'.e lo,e holding lhern ba-k al
ios! ev rn wre !n.Ifl ( rinV(1iI)2 the
ole a - rlnt of ne1arly two) mlues
on, I Iit Ssil ai wk 1 -an v iy ne
; la ray wi:;I i I w e d. v i i:c.
11oi ' t r ! eIh s w re t a . I 're d
II thle G ria but , from 1 t hl4 tey
Sli weeC I a tIa1il I aI b li e I-i t1he
a h n '11 ar th I (is de V: -;vs
at Ith y !;-ih -th 1 (1 P 11nans left,
necarly 1.000 dead( t hil ill Iaokn. ir
ilt 11 the po iti is.
Ar ariou po:nt on the fhoni hed
by ield b\arha n laig th e lI:r tIsh
trop h-))i ia ve del iveredl successfutc atf
taerks. ('specially nor. etthwest f St.
(u1entin, w I e ermal positios. on
at front of several hundr(lied yards-- we-re.
caltired and prisoners taken. In
eant f ders tle British guns still are
roaring i the mighty nihtbardment
thiat has boen inl progress mnore thanl
aItn tiight, bt . ias yet the infantry
orha not been loosed for tte impendin
dah i'anto tihe enemy trritory. The
Terlin war offica reports thatlar
east of St. .Julien thle 'British delivered
aother attack Saturday night but Met
with remse. Likew Iise, says; Berlin,
strong British reconnaissances 'mitih
of Iabassee Canal it and along the
Scarpe tiver were without success.
Thle British official communicationi
makes no mention of the forays.
sereo ha been a considerable slack
ening in thec Germann advance inl North
ern 41Russl ite inl large measure to
le Rusisans making stans at several
' On the upper reaches of the Aa Ri
r the Germans have thrown pontoon.
bridges across the waterway and are
gathering their forces for another on
slaught. Concentrations of Germans
also have been discover d in the re
gions of Jacobstadt and Dvinsk.
On the lower end of the line Iin Rou
manithe ay iRusseano and Rounanians
continue to hold the Austrians and
erasfr no -ains notwiths-tadin
Ialiens viat tlt atacks.t t
en othe AustrItalan froaitanngthaus
angitheorivers toe oveo ter bank
attl harin thei plessne in violenres,
only aatheay ate-I and Maon actions
taringlectne. nbtdwt h
Ialia vilelyaaattackinc butaaath
Ih Autine stiylame-intaig the-r
lonito On the-aro tlata Ate
Tbatte hlae aai lesened by vilneh
oly abortilr 3.ue.l and pa.rolaatin
'btkeng sacce.dc nmkighl
es Only astory fae burldnag be
fectgina trank accd abyape Mire
Branmlye wstally dI'etryb fire a-el
Th -of ndwn orgotten Fray headwt.
when blaz iscovehttereb neigha-t
beat abould 3. litl t savMr. al
ftcas inatrnk wand carcole o thoe
Brouaghtt IBack from Charlotte.
.John Jack, a negro wanted for
htouse breaking and liaareny, alleged
to have enteredl the priemiases of RL. M.
League nenar Clinton and stolen a
quaantity of peas, was app~reheanded ini
chtarlotte last wveek and( brouaght back
to the counaty jaIl by (RiQ Policoeman
Abrams, who~ had been depuatizod by
thn sheriff to go afinr him.