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VOI,. 3, NO. 24 8 PAGES
I EAI'lIS-,-.(. lIC.2,12
Tlie year just drawing to a close has
been a trying one. Failure of the prin
cipa: money crop, due both to weather
conditions and insect damage, has
brouglh t about serious trials. Farmers
and business men alike have sufflered.
SimlIa r conditions have only been
equalled in recent years by those of
the year precediig.
While present conditions may seem
depressing, it is well rccogn ized that
conditions mittiglt have beetn worse 111(1
tiaL the fituret holds out a more prom
ising i prospect. Diversification of
far-I products this year was witlout
doubt a wonderfu l Ielp to the county.
Tihe large giniti Crop, both large ati
small grain, went far toward alleviat
ing conditions tiat would ha.ve been
almost disastrous wdIhout them. While
the gross income from cotton was
small this year, the outlay for Ied and
forage was proportionately small. The
expense of farming was thereby pro
portionately reduce(I to much advan
Tite lessons of the past year, both Iin
diversillcation of farm pioducts and
control of ithe boll weevil, will be val
gable tle coming year. h'lhere is rea
son to believe that the vast outlay of
past years for grains will In future
yea's be greatly reduced. It may al
so he confidently expected that the
figlht against the )oll weevil will be
more elective in the future for the
farmers are learning his ways better
I'lte coming year should see a turn
In the tide'of prosperity In thItis section.
Tlere is ample foundation for' o)
lI01I AT C(LEMSON
well Known Educwator and Religous
lWorker ( oes to Iteward.
'Clemson College, Dec. 26.--William
Shanntton .\l orrisoni, plrofessor. of Ills
toTy anIcd Economics, at Clemson col
lege for thirty years, since the insti
tition was established, died suddenly
at his home here on Christmas~ night
at mlidnight of Iteart faIlure after an
illness of only twenty minutes. Prof.
Morrison was nearly scventy years
old, iaving been bori itn Winnsboro,
S. C., April 1 853, .but was still vigor
0ou land -active in body and mindl and
had never lost anythIng of his effective
'He is surivived by i widlow, Mrs.
Nancy Carl isle Morrison, four dlautgh
ters, .Misses Nannie,. Margaret, Rosa
and WillIe Marty; and one0 son, WV.
AustIn, all of whom wete at home for
the Christmas holidays, though AustIn
had left eatlier In the evenIng to re
turn to his home In VirginIa,
:Funtetal services will he held at
thle famIly resIdence here at 2:30 p.
mn.:Wed nesday afternon and blirial will
be:at the Old IStone church cemetery
CIFANILESTON LOSE~S A
Jd nrhnbhal Had a Remarkable War'
Ohar'leston, Iliec. 26.--John Grimball
diedi at his residence hero last evenIng
in' pIs 83rd year, and In his p~assIn~g
Ck ieston loses a distinguished son,
wh se record as a Confederate naval
offj er was notable,
After the war lie took utp the pro
fesjion of law with sutccess, pr'actic
ing (here and in New York City and
later returned1 here to engage In rice
Mr. Grimball retired sonme years
Mr. Grimball had a remarkable re
cord of service 'in the Confederate
war, having sbeen with the South
Carolina troops on, Port Moultrie when
the Star of the West, sent to re
lieve Mijor Anderson at Fort Sum
ter;, was' fired on before the formal
declaration .of hostilities, and on'the
Confederate ship Shenandoah, which
was cruising in the Blehring sea and
epd~d her voyage at lL~verpool six
.mnlths after the final surrender sof
tiae 4eonfederate forces. 'Without doubt
thfsa constitutes the longest service
of any man or' either the Union or the
C onliaderate aide of the long struggle
'anid zba,0s a .urdque glistinction. Mr.
Otiniball safter .resigping, from the
United 8Statea 2nad, o(S~d leis service
to thg state of South Carolina as soon
as 4he indinane of a0ooauion wan
Born in Charleston April 18, 1840,
Mr. Grimball at the ago of 14, entered
the United States naval academy,
being graduated four years later In
1858. Admiral George Dewey was a
classmate. Ho served two years in
the 'Mediterranean and returning
home, resigned from the navy to join
his state's colors. After a notable
career as a Confederate naval officer,
he spent a year on a ranch in Mexico,
after the war and then returned to
study and begin practice of law, which
profession he engaged in for some six
teen years in New York City. lie re
turned to Charleston to take up rice
(Continued from Page One)
which occurred more than a year ago.
Jeffords told the detective that lie
knew nothing of the murder. M r.
Shorter said that lie had been 'old
that Jeffords had imiade the statement
that there was one policeman in Co
lumbia that he (Jeffords) would get
if it took him a life thie to do so.
-.ir. Shorter said it was on this report
that he asked Jeffords if he k1new aly
thing about the Brown murder.
Just before the elect rocution Col.
A. K. Sanders, sulperintendent or the
penitentiary, called the governor to
ascertailn if the chief executive wish
fed to make any announcement. The
superintendent was informed that the
governor had nothing further to say.
As Jeffords sat in the chair, the
Rev. J. A. Anderson, penitentiary
chaplain, 'who had previously seen the
condemned man in the death cell,
graslied his hand firmly and spoke a
few words. Jeffords at first said
he had nothing to say, but did leave a
warning to others. "I hope my death
will be an example to all those in
here and those oil the outside," lie
said. He repeated the Tweity-third
Psalm and said lie was ready to meet
his God. After this lie apparently had
nothing further -to say aid the ofil
cials loceeded with the electrocution.
A voltage of 1,900 was used.
Jeffords had repented of his sins
and was ready to meet his God, ac
cording to his statement to the Rev.
II. A. McCullough, pastor of St. Paul's
Lutheran church, and the Rev. P. 1).
Brown, pastor of the Ebenezer Lu
teran chuiirch. Thees tiwo miinisters
splent a great deal of time with Jef
fords on the day and] night before lie
electrocution. The Rev. Mr. Mc'ul
lough made the following statement
last night for himself and the Rev.
ir. Brown: %
"We have been in close touch with
Jeffords since his imprisonment con
ducting services with him and sulp
plying him with Christian literature.
Trhursdasy night we received hii into
the Lutheran church by con!firmation.
He received the Lord's supper and
gave assirances that his sins were
forgiven and that lie was -a saved
Funeral. services will b~e conducted
this morning at Elnvood cemeteiry at
11 o'clock. by the R'ev. Mr. McCullough
and the Rev. Mr'. Bi'own.
Hiistoi'y of Crime
.Jeffords wvas the fourth white man
to be electrocuted this yeai', making
a nlew record( for South C'arollia. lie
was thie seventh white man to 'be
electrocuted since the establishiment
of the electi'ic chair. C. 0. Fox, S. ..
Kilrby -and .Jesse Glappins pireceded
Jeffoi'ds ,this year.
Jeffords was convicted of the muri
dher of/John C. Arnette, his -fIlling sta
tion partner. Arnuett6 wa kil:s d ini
the filliing station Elmnwood and Main
on the night of May 9 and JTeufords,
Glenn Tr'eece and Ira H~arrison were
arrested early the inext mornin.1 and
chairgedl with the mu-rder. Te'h body
was found In a wvrecked aiutomnobile
on Kirkland avenue.
(' J1MENCIEIAU (41VES1 -
MEDAL TO AMERICA
Paris, Dec. 22.---eorges Clemnenceau
called at the Anieriscan embassy today
andl expressed to Ambassadoi' Herrick
his deep appreciation of the cordial
attitude of the people of the United
States during his Amei'ican tour.
He -also handed to the amb'assador
for transmission to the museum at
Mount Vei'non a gold medal given him
by the city of M'ulhouse Alsace, on the
occasion of -his first visit thorp after
the liberation of the Cstrict f'rom the
The medal Was Bruck in 189'7 to
commemorate the centenary of the
revolution 'union of the free city of
Hulhouse with France. M. Clomen
ceaui desired -his gift to be taken as
a t~bute to the American soldiers
who so splendidly aided in freeing
Alsace "in reparation of the Gernlan
H~e mentioned to Ambassador Her
riek -his visit to the 'Mount Vernon
museum, where he was greatly inter
ested in the 'bey to the bastile present.
,ed to MWashingtbn by Latayfette, The
Triger niAde known that his intention
of presenting the Muihouse medal to
the museum, 1Mr. Isrditng hfeartily ap
provip.t of the gift~
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* MIS. LAURA J. WHARTON *
* * ** * * * * * * * * * * 4
It was on November 25th, 1922, that
the white winged messenger came and
bore the beautiful spirit of our much
loved sister, Mrs. Laura J. Wharton,
to the beautiful home beyond.
'Not only will she be missed in the
homes of her children, but she will be
greatly missed in the church for she
was always ready'and willing to do
anything for the cause of Christ.
Therefore, 'we, the members of tlge
'Missionary Society of the IWaterloo
Baptist church, do oier the following
tFirst, That our Missionary Society
has sustained the loss of the coipan
Ionship, the sympathy and the person
al help of a Rind and loving friend
a woman of noble heart.
Second, That we humbly bow to His
will, and while we keenly feel our loss
that we rejoice with her, 'becapise she
is with the Master whom she loved so
well and served so faithfully.
Third, That we extend to her devot
ed chiildren and grandchildren our
deepest symipathy and pray that they
may all be reunited in that heavenly
home where the family circle will
nevermore be broken.
Fourth, That a copy of these reso
lutions .be sknt to the family, the Bap
tist Courier and the conty papers.
Mrs. Jesse B. ilayes,
lirs. WN. 11. Wharton,
C.irs. WV. C. WNiharton,
For SI('lelessness a supper of fresli
lettuee leaves, whose juice contains
a powerful sedative, will induce a
Sound, refreshing sleep. Another
soporofte is the onion. which, stpwed
aind enaten lust tling, answers the
double piuimrse of promoting sleep and
curing a chili.
S SPECIAL NOTICES. s
6 e 6 * 5 e S e ! e ;
For Sale--One stove suitable for
store, hal or home. Iteasonable price.
Apply at Cohen's. 24-it
For Salv-300 bushels of corn in
s;huck. N'. P. Minter. 24-2t
WantIed-A real good milch cow,
fresh in. I. R. T. Todd, Barksdale.
CiHairber Shop-Now 2o-pen, Over
Armstrong's .iarket, o))osite post-of
lice. [lair cut 25c. Clean and quiet
placp. J. R. -Setzler. 23-5t-pd
Coni--When in need of coal phone
your orders to Gray's Coal 'YardZ
Prompt deliveries. Phone 229.
Money to Loan--On farm and city
Property. Long term loans at 6 1-2
per cent interest. Terms very liber
al. 0. L. 'Long, Atty. 24--5t-pd
Waned--Two neatly furnished
room's for light housekeeping. Address
"A. '11L C." care The Advertiser.
Cord Wood-1 00 cords pine 'wood il
ready cut to stovewood length. Price
delivered anywhere in Laurens $6;.00
per cord; $3.50 half cord; $2.00 fourth
of cord. -Phone 305. A. iDial Gray.
For Sale-Thoroughbred fox beagle
hound. 4140 Catherine St. 241-it-pd(
For -Ientr-Three u pstaircs rooms,
hall and bath for rent. If diesiredi,
ipartly furnished. Mirs. S. D, Young,
p~hone 256. 24-1t
For Sale--The JToe 'Williamis house
and lot near iWatts Mills is for sale.
Apply to 0.1.L. Long or F. P. McGowan,
.Laurens, S. 'C, '23-2t-ipd
Calcium Arsenate--I have contract
ed for a carload of arsenate. Give me
your order at once, as it will be scarce
andl higher. 4c per lpound deposit re
quired. -J. 'vl. Simmons, Mountville.
Trespass Notice-All persons are
hereby warned against hunting, fishing
or otheciwise trespassing upon my
'lands. Violators of this warning will
be prosecuted to the fullest extent of
the law. 'irs. Mack Jiryson, Ora.
Calcium Arsenate--I will have 50
tons standard Calcium Arsenate for
uso in Laaurens County. Can umake de
liveries from January on. W'll sub
contract in quantities of 50p) pounds up
on p'aymrent of 20 per cent. deposit te
resp~onsible parties. Prices are ad
vancing rapidly. Place order norw.
W. 0. Lancaster, at E~nterprise Na
tional Blank. .23-2t
Greetings-May we express our best
wishes to our customers and friends
for a very Merry Christmas and con
tinuation of our mutually pleasant rd
lations through the new year. Gull
Filling Station, 24-it
Eggs-Pure Ithode Island Eggs. Pen
No. 1, .$1.-50; 'en No. 2, $1.00 ver set
ting of 15 eggs. J. C, 'Shell, L[Aurens,
Wanted--do you want to sell our
goods to the farmers of this county1
.Why work for others when you can
have established business of your own
'with steady income. We. sell on time
and wait for our money. Experience
unnecessary, 'we train m salesmanship,
Goods are well known in this county,
Men and women also .wanted to sell in
town. -Mc~ionon & Copipany, (Winona,
Minn. Mention this paper, 24-1t1i1
Not Iee-I 'will pay you 18e -per lb.
for your chickens at Barkedale. J. A,
Money tc9 Loan-4Loans on farms and
ci~ty .property negotiated, Applications
handled with .the irst Carolinas
-oiit Stock Land Jank, the Federal
'Larid Bank, ineurance Jimpanies an
OthIer sot&re p. Appl to ItDial &'1'odd,
Attorneys, -.aurens,. 22-ti
Poison Distr-,I am agent for the
Peeny DlustO?....fer' Ca10cium Arsenate.
Anproved by agricanttural. denartannnt
Cotton Seed-4 am paying 49.9 pric
es for cotton seed, Meal and hulls for
sale or exchange. Meal guaranteed .07
per cent pfire and clean. John L. Fin
ley, Moore Bros. store. 22-5t
Small and Large
Good farms at
a rental to 'yield you
a handsome profit.
See at once.
A. D. Gray,
Fresh Sansage-We will have fresh
country sausaago every Friday and
Saturday. 25 cents per pound. Ow
ings & Owings. 15-tf
Money to Loan-On improved farm
and city property for a period of years
at seven per cent interest. Bomar,
Osborne & Brown, Attorneys, Spar
tanburg, S..C. 34-tf
Loans on Real Estate-Funds imme
diately available at six -per cent. In
surances companies, Joint Stock Land
Bank, Federal Land Bank and other
sources. Apply to Simpson, Cooper
& Babb, Attoriieys. 4-tf
A rare opportunity
The C1a1ne Home11
4 1.2 acres, more or less
An ideal ionie
ith all improvements.
A. D. Gray,
3. C. Garllngon,.
6 Per Cent Money-Under Bankers
Reserve System G per cent loans may
be secured on city or farm property,
to buy, build, Improve or pay indebted
ness. Bankers Reserve Deposit Co.,
16-,8 California Street, Denver, Colo
Cabbage Plants-1larly Jersey Wake
field 20 cents per hundred. McDaniel
Culcanizing Plant. 20-tf
Steam Pleating-iSeven kinds, button
making, different sizes, pinking. Mrs.
Lidle Watkins, at DavisARoper Com
pany. $ 20-5t-pd
Cord Wood-75 cords of sound pine
slabs, sawed In 15 inch blocks. Makes
fine stove wood. $2.00 cash per cord
at my home. Grover C. Roper, Lau
rens, Route 6. 22-5t-pd
Wanted-Hard wood timber. Will
;my cash for poplar, white oak and
ash logs delivered -to your nearest
shipping point. For particulars tele
Iphone or write iour representative,
1k 11. Davis, at Clinton. Hoffman
Lumber Co., Columbia, S. C. 22-5t-pd
W. R. GRACE & CO.
NITRATE OF SODA
Imported direct from
Use it on your
And grow a crop.
Get latest prices from
J. A. GRESHAM
Greenwood, S. (,
Nitrate Agqncies Co., Agents
C. E. Kennedy & Son
* Motor Equipiment
LAURENS, - - - S.C.
Simpson, Cooper & Itabb
Attorneys at Law,
msa reUed in at1 state Ceurh.
relapt Attention Gfy n All hainess
. T. L. Timmerman
SLauren., South Carolina
0O aos in Peoples Iank ~seing
/racn yt' Leieling~
"California Fig Syrup" i
Child's Best Laxative
.Hurry mother! Even a cross, siclk
child loves the "fruity" taste of
'California Fig Syrup" and it never
ralis to open the bowels. A teaspoon
Cul today may tprevent a sick child to
iuorrow. If constipated, bilious, fever
Ish, fretful, has cold, colic, br it
stomach is sour, tongue coated, breath
bad, remember a good cleansing of the
You in ti
Each of us is just a
-people. It cannot
always some unprir
persons ready to tak
. pecially in business,,
Someone will say yo
that HAS been pa
your house and mak
hold cash and wage
A checking account
Your cancelled che
where your money g
Is there any
reason for not
J. J. ADAMS, Pres.
The CW Batter;
(Wood Separator) he
quallty, plates, selecte
cedar wood separatori
Built right, of all nev
Eaily the .beat lou
piopd battery you.oa
Slais to fit all cai',
little 'bowels is oftel all that Is neces
Ask your druggist for genuine "Call
fornla-Fig Syrup" which has directions
for babies and children of all ages
printed on -bottle. Miother! You must
say "California" or you may get an
imitation fig syrup.
Just Like I
little different from other
be denied that there are
cipled and unscrupulous
e advantage of you, es
ind financial matters.
u neglected to pay a bill
id. Someone slips into
es 'way with your house
savings. Then, where
in our bank avoids this.
eks and our records show
oes. Our vaults protect
GEO. H. BLAKELY, Cashier
ge Battery Co.
BJER ibiSU TON~