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VOLUME XXIV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1908. NUMBER 3
WATERLOO VOTERS HEAR CANDIDATES. County Campaign Resum ed at Moore's Monday. ONE Oil TWO FEATURES Senatorial and Legislative Aspirants Continue to Discuss "Licker" and Other Topics. Moore's precinct was the meeting place Monday for tho voters of Water loo township to hear the aspirants for county oitice and something over a hun dred and fifty of the citizens of that section were on hand to give them au dience. A barbecue dinner was served on the grounds; plenty of fruit and wa termelons in addition helped add to the pleasure of tho day. Mr. Marion Moore presided over the meeting, which was in all respects a very interesting one, close attention being given all the speakers who spoke very earnestly in their efforts to impress the voters. Since the opening of tho campaign the discussions have grown in interest and spread out to cover many more topics than were first introduced. Of course the whiskey question is still among the livest subjects despite the contentions of some that it has no place among the issues. All the aspirants for Legisla tive oflice seemed pretty well agreed in their opposition to the immigration bu reau, to the old soldiers' home in Col umbia, to negro education, and some are opposing the newly-established in surance commission. Monday's meeting was without spe cial feature unless the little tilt be tween Mr. W. K. Richey, for the House, and Mr. Alf McNinch may so be termed. - At the conclusion of Mr. Richey's speech and as he was leaving the stand Mr. McNinch asked if Mr. Richey was go ing to vote for Col. W. W.' Lumpkin for the U. S. Senate, to which query the reply was "No." Mr. McNinch seemed to hold the opinion that if Mr. Richey was a prohibition candidate he ought to support this prohibition Candi da e for the Senate. In addition to the above sentiment Mr. McNinch said: "Well. Mr. Richey, I like you all right personally but I am not going to vote for you, to which Mr. Richey replied that that was perfectly all right and that if he were depending upon Mr. McNinch's kind he would not be in the i ace. Mr. McNinch taking this as an insult rose from his seat, and started to ward Mr. Richey, but was stopped by Hlanders-by. As he rose he said: "You can't insinuate against my honor." Afterwards the matter was satisfac torily settled when it was shown Mr. McNinch that Mr. Richey was casting no reflections upon him as a man, but that he referred to Mr. McNinch's "kind" as meaning those of his politi cal leaning. There is another matter that was slightly touched upon Monday, but which may develop later on in the cam paign. The impression seems to be that in his first speeches Hon. John M. Cannon, for the Senate, stated that if elected to the Senate, he would go there a dispensary advocate no matter how many times the people of Laurens voted against it; now it seems that Mr. Cannon's statements had this meaning: That no matter how many times the people vv-ted against the dis pensary "it would not change his views on the subject." Mr. Wharton holds that Mr. Cannon's utterances were to the effect that he (Cannon) would go to the Senate as a despensary advocate, regardless of the will of the people as expressed in an election. Messrs. Can non and Wharton are opposed to each other on the dispensary question, but very nearly together on the other Issues. Mr. Cannon contends that pro hibition is "not right in principle," saying that it deprives people of their liberty. In the course of his address ho used an expression referring to the "noble and pure flag of prohibition." lb; said that it was a shame for the people to have such a paper as the Ad vel tiser for their , political guide, and called upon them to "away with such guidance and demagoguery; that The Advertiser had never got over its op position to the reform movement and to that grand and noble statesman, Benja min R. Tillman " The reference to Senator Tillman was greeted with si lence, except from one of the listeners: "lie will have to go in oq his own merits not Tillman's." The candidates for the Legislature are following their usual lines in the discussion of the whiskey, road, school, immigration lien and tax questions. All are about agreed on the various issues except that of whiskey, there being three dispensary advocates and three prohibitionists. Mr. Royd states that whatever the people decide in the fall election will constitute his stand in the Legislature, if elected, and that he will vote against the dispensary this fall. Mr. Irby says he would vote prohibition if tho matter could be started in Con gress and get the U. S. government behind the law. Mr. Cunningham is for the dispensary as it is the "only i> >ral code" regarding the handling of iskey. Mr. Richey is for prohibition, the economic value of the law and the moral good of the people. Mr. Sullivan occupies the same ground. Mr. Todd is a local optionist, who be jieves the dispensary the best solution from an economic standpoint. MADE 1,500 lUJSHELS OF OATS ON 80 AOKES. Mr. Wm. Werlz, of Mountvillc, Produces Fine Crop-Two New Stores to Open This Fall. Mountvillc, rAug. 18.-Mr. Wm. Wert/., who is one of our most pro gressive and successful farmers, plant ed 25 acres in oats last season and had also 5 acres more of volunteers which he left standing, making 150 acres in all. From this crop he threshed 1,200 bush els, besides feeding bis stock two months and leaving a quantity in the bundle, lie thinks he made from the 80 acres ! fully 1,500 bushels. Mr. Wertz is now erecting a store ! house adjoining the postoflice, in which Postmaster R. C. Watts will conduct a i mercantile business, opening up this fall. Mr. Milam Bryson, who has been with John B. Rasor at Mullins, has returned home and will enter the mercantile business for himself. He will occupy the new house built last fall ' y his father, Mr. Jesse Bryson. This will give Mountville two new bush jss lirms, ! which our people will gladly welcome. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Simmons, Mr. ' and Mrs. W. J. Cluck, Mr. and Mrs. J. I IL Motes, Misses Nellie Miller and Louise Richardson, and Messrs. J. C. Cluck, Tillman Watts, Mack Pinsonand Thomas Coleman were Mountviile's contribution to the State re-union at Greenville last week. Some of these extended their trip to the mountains for a few days. Mr. Eaimest Fuller, of Rock Hill, a former merchant of this place, was here last week mingling with his many | friends. Mrs. Fannie Pyles, who has been vis iting among relatives and friends at Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenwood and Saluda during the year, has returned to ] Mountville and will remain here for a while looking after her farming inter est. Mr. Lee Langston, accompanied by his family, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Galley Langston. Mrs. Genie Hipp and the twins arc spending several days with Mr. Wm. B. Bramiett's family in Laurens. Miss Ida May Crisp was with her rela tives at Waterloo several days last week. ? Mr. Arthur B. Crisp, of Heartmont, Ga., came over Sunday and attended Baptist church service. Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Culbertson, of Owings, are enjoying a week's outing visiting relatives in the county. They ; spent two days last week with Mr. W. j I*. Culbertson's family at this place. The ordinance of baptism was admin istered to four candidates Sunday by the Baptist church, Pastor C. Lewis1 Fowler officiating. In the evening the j pastor preached a very able sermon on the fundamental doctrines of the Bible and the Baptist denomination. SUPT. K. A. DOBSON RESIGNS POSITION. (iives Up School Work to Engage in the Practice of Law at (iaffney. Superintendedt R. A. Dobson, of the city graded schools, tendered his resig nation to the Board of Trustees at a special meeting Monday morning, the resignation to take effect at once. This 1 step on the part of Mr. Dobson was for two reasons: first, because the school room work is altogether against his health; and second, that he might en-1 Rage in the practice of law, his chosen j profession and for which be had fitted himself. The trustees, though reluc tant in doing so, accepted the resigna tion of Mr. Dobson, at the same time expressing their regret at his contem- j plated departure from Laurens. Mr. DobsOtl goes to Gaffney, where he has j formed a partnership with one of the' leading lawyers of that city, and where ' his father now resides. The arrange-! mcnts are already perfected for the i departure of Mr. Dobson and his family on Friday ot this week. Mr. Dobson, however, will go first to Winnsboro to teach a summer school, reaching Gaff? ney on September the fifth. Prof. Dobson has had charge; of the city schools for two sessions and under his able management they have grown and developed in a remarkable degree. Mis administration has been a success ful one from every standpoint and his removal is a distinct loss to the com munity; but his many friends here will wish him well in his new home and in his new work. The Mason-Newcoinb Company. At the city opera house on the re maining nights this week the Mason Nowcomb Company will continue to present the excellent attractions scheduled for their engagement. Mon day night was presented the sensat ional comedy drama entitled "Midnight in Chinatown" which highly pleased the large audience present. On Wednesday night "Among the Indians." Friday night it will be "Fast Lynne," and on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock the matineo attraction will be "A Family Affair." Special attention is directed to the number drawing contest for which a prize of $5.00 in gold is Riven away on Saturday night. With every admission ticket is given a "lucky number" at each and all the performances;theso are hohl until the drawing on Saturday night. FRIENDSHIP W. 0. W. PICNIC. Addresses Were Delivered by Col. Lumpkin and Congressman Johnson. Myrtle Camp, Woodmen of the World, located at Friendship, Sullivan township, gave its annual picnic on last Friday, the occasion attracting a largo crowd. Tho two principal addresses of the day were delivered by Col. W. W. Lumpkin, of Columbia, candidate for the United States Senate, and Con gressman Joseph T. Johnson of Spar tanburg. As is well known Col. Lump kin is making his race for the Senate on a prohibition platform and bis address Friday was devoted to a magnificent appeal for temperance and the abolition of the liquor traffic. Congressman Johnson made a most excellent and appropriate speech, in cidentally touching on some of the national issues of the day. As usual a fine picnic dinner was served in the grove, and altogether a very pleasant day was enjoyed. Scries of Meetings. Beginning next Sunday morning the First Methodist church will have a se ries of revival meetings, to continue for one week at least. On Sunday the pastor, Rev. J. D. Crout, will preach as usual, and on Monday Rev. Watson B. Duncan, of Florence, will arrive here and continue to conduct the ser vices throughout the series. Mr. Dun was for four years pastor of the church here and his appearance will be greeted with large audiences. Two services each day, afternoon and evening, will be held. To Vote on Bond Issue. The committee to secure signers to the petition for an election on the ques tion of issuing bonds to extend the paving work now under way have al ready gotten over 300 names to their lists and the election is assured. It seems that most of the citizens who were aproached were heartily in favor of the issue and little doubt of its being carried is entertained. The issue is for bonds to tho amount of $24,000 and with this money over twelve miles of sidewalks will be paved in addition to the paving of the street leading to the depot. Woodmen Unveil Monument. Cross Hill. Aug. 18. -The Cross Hill Woodmen of the World, assisted hy the Waterloo lodge and several other visit ing members from different parts of the county, unveiled the monument of Sovereign Lucas Crisp yesterday, in the presence of about H00 people. Col. J. H. Wharton, of Waterloo, and School Commissioner Nash, of Laurens county, made very fine and appropriate addresses. Union Meeting nt Highland Home. The union meeting of the second and third section of the Laurens Associa tion will meet with Highland Home Baptist church August 28-30. All the churches are asked to send a full dele gation and seek to make tho meeting a great success. PROGRAM. Friday 10:150 a. m. Devotional ser vice led by the moderator. 11:30 a. m. Introdnctory sermon by Rev. W. D. Hammett or Rev. J. 0. Martin. 12:00 m. Origination of the Union. 12:30 Recess for dinner. 2:00 p. m.?First query, "The groat need of standing alone with God." (a) Its meaning; (b) How enabled todo so; (c) Effect upon others. John 17:16. C. B. Bobo, F. L. Bramlelt, RoV.W.E. Tbayer. Second: "Church Discipline" - (a) Nature; (b) Need; (c) How administer ed -H. H. Mahon, T. II. Brown, Rev. B, C. Watson. Saturday 10:00 a. m. -Devotions led by W. II. Barksdale. Third: "Pastors' relation to tin* Sun day School" F. L. Bramlott, C. H. Roper, Rev. W. D. Hammett. Fourth: "The best method of devel oping Christian character in young peo ple in our country churches" E. V. Babb, T. S. L?ngsten, Rev. J. II. Machen. Fiifth: "The advisability of forming Pastorates" C. H. Roho,T. 11. Brown, Rev. 10. C. Watson. Sunday 10:30 a. m.-Sunday School mass meeting. 11:00 a. m. Missionary sermon Rev. W. E, Thayer or Rev. J. H. Machen. (i. M. SEXTON, for Com. The Bryan Campaign Fund. Mr John H. Brooks who is in charge of the Bryan campaign fund now being raised in Laurens has received contri butions from fifty-live citizens to the amount of $86,60. Today tho lists are going the rounds and Before evening the amount will be at least $50.00. Of the amount already raised $26.00 has been forwarded to Chairman Norman E. Mack at Buffalo, N. Y. The full list of contributions will be printed in Tho Advortisor next week. DEATH OF MRS. HOLLINGSWORTH. Wife of Rev. 0. M. Hollingsworth Passes Away at Cross Hill. Cross Hill, August 17. ? Mrs. Ora Hol lingsworth, wife of Rev. G. M. Hol lingsworth died yesterday morning. Sho had been quite ill for several weeks. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Huhanan, of Conyers, Ga., also his mother, Mrs. Hollingsworth, were with them when she died. The body was taken on the II o'clock train for Con yers, Ga. Interment will be today at the family burying place at Old Smyr na Presbyterian church. The pall bearers are W. M. Miller, M. T. Simpson, M. A. Leaman, John Hanna, W. IL Leaman, J. E. Leaman, Dr. J. H. Miller and Mr. R. A. Austin, all of whom went with the family on their sad mission. Much sorrow and sympathy was feft for the family in this their sad affliction. The friends of Mr. Rufus Walker are glad to see him out again after his serious illness. Mr. Wright, of Heflin, Ala., is in town on a visit. Mr. A. D. Owens and Mr. Hill Owens arc visiting relatives in Spartanburg. Mrs. Ida Wbyte, of Greensboro, N.C., and Miss AIvenia Guthrie, of Hurling ton, are guests of their aunt, Mrs. J. II. Nance. Mrs. Regina Crisp and daughter, of Grcers, arc visiting relatives here. Program of Laurens Union No. I. The Union of the first section of the Laurens Association will meet with the Warrior ('reek church on Saturday be fore the fifth Sunday in August, 1908. All churches in the Union will please send delegates. Saturday, lo a. m. Devotional exercises led by Hro. W. II. Drummond. Organization. 1st. Do we as Christians thank God for the unpleasant as well as the pleas ant events of life? If not, why not? J. W. Lanford, M. 0. Owings. Recess. 2nd, What are the causes of our young members neglecting to attend our Saturday meetings and what is the remedy? J. A. Riddle, J. A. Brock, 8rd. What is the standing of non-at tending and non-paying members in our churches? John Marler, W. S. Power. Sunday, 10 a. m. 4th. Relation of a Sunday school to its own Community, church and the world. Opened to the Union for dis cussion. 11 a. m.?Sermon by Rev. T. T. Todd, Negro Seriously Shot. During the progress of a negro row near the coal schule Monday night Has kell Wilson, a nogro about town, was shot and probably fatally wounded by a railroad negro named Arthur Lovelace. Lovelace escaped hut the police arrested another darkey who is charged with ac cessory to the shooting. Marriages. Married, Sunday Aug. 9, Mrs. Allie Cheek of Gray Court to Mr. William P. Owens of Laurens, Rev. ('. W. Sal ter officiating. Ry the same officiating clergyman Miss Nora Bobo and Robt. Brown lee, both of Watts Mills, were united in marriage on Sunday, August 16. The (irecnvillc Reunion. Mr. Editor: We are just back from Greenville, where we attended one of the grandest meetings of the old sol diers that have Rone down in history. Not being an old soldier, not even a son of one of them, we could not enjoy the meeting like one of them; however, it did us good to see them meet each other; from other counties and also outside of the State of South Carolina. State Commander General Carwilc presided at all the meetings and be was the right, man in the right place, de serving much credit for the success of tho re-union. Between 2,000 and 3,000 veterans there were in attendance^ Greenville did herself credit when she threw open her doors to these grand old veterans who fought for one of the grandest causes that history has over recorded. The veterans were hand somely fed on the college campus by the wives and daughters of those vet erans and everything done by those Rood ladies that would make a man feel that aftor all the reverses of life there was something to live for after all. The feature of the re-union was tho address of Col. R. E. Lee, of Virginia, grandson of "Morse Robert," and then the magnificent orations of Miss Lump kins and Rev. Copeland, of Georgia, each doing himself credit much more than my pen is able to do. Things went otF finely and everybody was happy. Laurens will speak for herself. Will only be too glad to take care of the old vets when thetlmoaffords itself, ('ids. Crews, Traynham, Wharton and Sheriff I haket t and many others seemed to lie in the lead to give the hoys a grand time and especially Sberilf Duckett, who was very often called on to help with the grandest songs of this great land. Mr. Editor, I do hope that some one will write up tho occasion that can Rive it justice? and a more detailed ac count. May those old vets seo many a day to come. Mit. W. M. M'MILLAN MAYOR OF CLINTON. He Was Elected Friday, Together With New Board of Councilmcn--Per. sonal Mention. Clinton, August 18.?Tho annual elec tion for mayor and aldermen was held last Friday morning with tho following results: W. M. McMillan, mayor; Messrs. J. H. Young, It. L. Bailey, Bob Bryson, P. S. Jeans, R. P. Adair, H. L. Todd, wardens. Dr. and Mrs. P. G. Ellisor, of New berry, spent a few days with friends and relatives last week. Mr. and Mrs. Langston, of Darling ton, visited relatives here last week. Dr. Albright and family, of Laurens, are visiting his sister, Mrs. Hale Shands. Mr. Tom Vance, of Darlington, vis ited his friends here last week. Mr. F. P. Henry, of Laurens, spent a few days in Clinton last week. Mr. L. G. Benjamin and family, of Darlington, arc visiting relatives near Clinton. Miss Ola Blakeley, of Darlington, is visiting her parents near here. Mr. and Mrs. Gay, of Georgia, are visiting friends here. Messrs. J. H. Bell and J. I). Smith, of Renno, spent, last week in Clinton. Mr. J. II. Young spent a few days with his brother, Mr. N. A. Young, in Columbia last week. Messrs. J. r. Copeland, Parks Adair, Joe Little and Will Addy spent a few days at Stomp Springs last week. Mr. Munson Buford, of New berry, visited relatives here last week. Miss Mary Johnson is visiting friends in Woodruff. Mr. Henry Duckett is visiting friends near Clinton. Mr. R. H. Farr, of Monroe, N. C.. have returned home after a short visit to his brother, Mr. W. B. Farr. Mrs. McKnight has returned to her home in Charlotte after a visit to her father, Mr. Frank Copeland. Miss Nannie Love Copeland lias re turned home after a visit in Ninety-Six. Mr. r. b. Vance-has goiw North to buy a stock of goods. lie has sold out his line of groceries and will open up a dry goods store soon. Mr. Torn Milam, of Jacksonville, Fla., is spending his vacation here with his father. Mh Floyd Dillard is at home on vaca tion. Mr. Clyde Hipp is working in the S. A. L. depot while Mr. Carter is spend ing a few weeks with his parents in Cross Hill. Miss Kate Austin is visiting Miss Pearle Hays. Mr. Hugh Leaman is visiting his par ents in Cross Hill. Mr. Larry Dillard is spending a few days up near Asheville, N. C. Miss Alice Watts has returned after a few days in Mountville. Misses Ruth and Ethel Davidson have returned from Renno, where they have been visiting lricnds. Misses Mary and Gertrude Chandler are visiting friends in Coronaca. Mrs. J, W. Young is visiting relatives in Newberry this week. Mr. and Mrs. States Jacob? and chil dren, of Houston, Texas, are visiting relatives here this week. Dots from Knbuu. Rabun, August 17. The Rabun Sun beam Society will give an entertain ment at Rabun Creek church Thursday beforo tho fifth Sunday in August Quite an interesting program has been arranged. Addresses will be made by Rev. F.. C. Watson and Rev. Charllon Todd. Mr. Todd is a missionary to China and will no doubt make an inter esting talk on tho conditions there. The entertainment will begin promptly at 2 o'clock p. in. The public is cor dially invited to be present. Mr. Archie Owen.':, Purman and Clar ence Hollams visited Greenville during tho old soldiers' re-union. Miss Ora Coloman has been elected teacher of the Rabun school for the coming session. Quite a crowd went, from here to the W. 0, W. picnic, at Friendship last Fri day. Deaths at Mt. Olive. Mt. Olive, Aug. 17. The dry woathor is cutting tho cotton crop very short, in this section. J. B., the oight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J, F. Knight, died on the morning of the 13th inst. and was buried at the Mt. Olive cemetery Fri day afternoon. Mr. John H. Crawford, of this sec tion, died Friday morning after a short illness. The remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Olive cemetery on Saturday. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his death. The meeting at Mt. Olive closed last Monday night. There was great inter est manifested on the part of some, there being 10 additions to the church. STATE CAMPAIGN WILL CLOSE HERE. The State campaign party will be in Laurens Saturday, August 22, for their final campaign meeting. The cam paigners will probably come to Laurens Friday afternoon from Greenville and and the meeting will be held Saturday morning at tho park. County Chair man Cooper will preside. TRAGIC DEATH OF DR. B. F. GODFREY Victim ol Frightful Run away Accident. HE LIVED 28 HOURS. Becoming Frightened at Train the Doc* tor's Horse Ran Away and Crashed into the Bridge Railing. In a disastrous runaway accident in this city last Thursday afternoon Dr. Benet Franklin Godfrey, one of the county's most popular young men and successful physicians, was fatally in jured, his death ensuing twenty-eight hours later; his horse so badly hurt that he bad to be killed, and bis buggy com pletely demolished. The accident oc curred about 2 o'clock as Dr. Godfrey was driving into the city by way of the Laurens oill mill. In crossing the rail way track just ahead of passenger train No. 2 from Spartanburg, the doc tor's horse evidently became frightened at the moving train so close behind and dashed wildly down the declining road toward North Harper street river bridge. So great was the speed that when the turn of the road at the north end of Little river bridge was reached horse, buggy and driver crashed into the railing of the bridge, and tearing it away, fell nearly twenty feet into the stream below, the horse falling on Dr. Godfrey and the buggy being complete ly demolished. The horse's hind leg was broken and the animal had to be killed. Dr. Godfrey was rendered un conscious and b'.U for tho timely as sistance of a negro who was landing nearby when the accident occurred, be would have been drowned, for bis bead was in water when the colored man reached him. As quickly as possible the doctor was removed to the home of Mr. Prank Martin, who resides nearby, where he received immediate medical aid, all of tho physicians of the city going to the sceno post haste. It was found that Dr. Godfrey's left leg had been broken a little above the knee, one rib fractur ed and otherwise seriously injured in ternally. Mrs. Godfrey was notified of tho horrible accident and she came at once, bringing with her Miss Lillie 11 airs ton, a trained nurse, who happen ed to be at her father's on a visit, and everything possible; was done to make her husband comfortable. At no time, however, did be rally sufficiently to warrant an operation, remaining in a semi-conscious condition until the ond, which came just before (5 o'clock Friday afternoon, or 2S hours after the accident, internal hemorrhage causing his death. Following the disaster hun dreds of friends and relatives visited the Martin home Thursday evening and Friday, all offering assistance and giv-" ing expression of deep and genuine re gret over the unfortunate occurrence. On Saturday morning at 11 o'clock the funeral and burial services, con ducted by Rev. ('. VV. Salter, Dr. God frey's pastor, assisted by Rev. W D. 1 lammett, a former pastor, and the Masons of Laurens, was held at Rocky Springs (Presbyterian) church a few miles east of Laurons and near the lato home of the de. eased. Tho attendance is said to have been the largest seen at. this church on a similar occasion in a number of years. The active pall bearers were: Messrs. A. W. Teague, ('. M Miller,C. M.Babb, B. B, Blakcly, J. A. Simmons, John M. Cannon and J. K. Gallegly. lionet. Franklin Godfrey was the youngest son of Mr. and James W. Godfrey and was born thirty-live years ago near Kkom, this county. His father died more than twenty years ago. Af ter attending the schools around home, and spending a year or so in the Honea Path High school, he studied mcdiciuu at the Chattanooga Medical college;, graduating from that institution ten or t wolve years ago, After practicing at Madden fe>r a time with Dr. J. Bon Jones, Dr. Godfroy located near Rocky Springs, about six mile>s east of Laii rens, where ho built up anel continued a tine practice. He married Miss Bessie Cunningham, only daughter e>f Mr. J. S. Cunningham, who together with live children are bereft e>f husband and father, lie' Is also survived by his aged mother, a siste'r, Mrs. A. B. Culbcrtson anel twe> brothors, Messrs. J. Wallace anel Young A. Godfrey, alle>f the ESkom section. In addition be hael an exten sive anel prominent connection through enit the county. As has been stated, Dr. Godfrey en joyed wiele> popularity, anel he? was a useful, patriotic citizen, He was a member of Bollview (Baptist) church, a Mason e>f high degree, being a Knight Templar, anel held membership in other frate rnal orders. Including the Wooel nien of the- Wendel, Junior Dreier United American Mechanics, Reel Men nnel also tlu> Farmers' Union anel the Laurens County Medical Association.