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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. Y. Gaklington & Co.,
Laurens, S. C.
LAURBNS, S O.. WEDNESDAY JUNE 7. 190S.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Town Full of Visitors who
will Enjoy Festivities.
Marriage of Miss Briggs and Mr. Ander
son-'Reception by Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Copeland?Personal Notes.
Clinton, June 5th.?The town is full
of visitors in attendance upon the clos
ing exercises of the Graded School,
which ended last Friday night, and the
College Commencement which began
yesterday with the Baccalaureate Ser
mon by Hev. Mr. Cartledge of Ander
son. Rev. Mr. Shive of Abbeville
preached to the young men of the Y.
M. C. A. last night.
The marriage of Miss Laura Briggs
and Mr. Thomas Anderson last Wed
nesday was a surprise to their friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Copeland have is
sued invitatiods to a reception Thurs
day evenidg to Mr. Arthur Cupeland
and lm bride.
Misses Lula and Leila Moscly of
Prosperity are the guests of Mrs. Jack
Miss Estelle Hillhouse of Augusta is
the attractive guest of Miss Laura
Mrs. James R. Copeland entertained
Thursday afternoon in honor of her
sister, Mrs. Arthur Shockley, of Spar
Local talent, under the direction of
Miss Katharine Copeland, gave a de
lightful concert last Tuesday night for
the benefit of the Baptist Church.
Mr. J. G. Norman of Chattanooga
spent Sunday in town.
Mr. H. L. Scaife of Union after a
five weeks stay in Mexico will join his
family in Clinton, the latter part of the
Miss Ellenc McCaslan is spending
some time at Glenn Springs.
Mrs. Eison of Jonesville returned
home Saturday, taking with her three
of Prof. Aycock's children for the
Resolutions by Board of Trustees.
At a meeting of the Board of Trust
ees of the Laurens Graded Schools, the
following resolutions were offered by
Mr. Featherstone and unanimously
Whereas, Mr. B. L. Jones has occu
pied the position of Superintendent of the
Laurens Graded Schools for the period of
your years, and h^.3 given entire satis
faction in every respect. Therefore be
it Resolved by the Board of Trustees
First: That the Board desires to ex
press its appreciation of Mr. Jones'
work as Superintendent for the time
that he has been in charge of the Lau
rens City Graded Schools. He has been
efficient and faithful in every respect.
By his courtesy, ability and untiring per
severance and energy he has built up
the school and has made it one of the
best in the State.
Second: As a citizen and man he has
so conducted himself as to be one of
great benefit to the community.
Third: That the Board gives him up
with great regret and expresses the
wish that he may be successful in what
ever department of work he may en
gage in in the future.
Fourth: That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes; that
a copy be furnished Mr. Jones and a
copy be furnished the newspapers for
One hundred and ten convicts were
poisoned from eating a dinner of cab
bage a week ago. The cabbage
had.been cooked in a large pot that had
been used to make soap in. While the
authorities were sure that the pot had
been thoroughly cleaned before using,
Supt. Griffith thought it barely possi
ble that the soda used with the cabbage
in the cooking might have acted on the
metal in some way so as to form a
poison. Some of the cabbage thus pre
pared were sent to Dr. Burney, chemist
of the South Carolina College to ascer
tain if they contained poison.
Upon analysis Dr. Burney found that
there were traces of arsenic, and Super
intendent Griffith found particles of
Parris Green on the window of the
kitchen, and parris green contains ar
senic. From this it appeared that some
one had made an attempt at wholesale
murder and it is understood that the
guilty parties are spotted.
For sick headache take Chamberlains
Stomach and Liver Tablets and a quick
cure is certain. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey. 44?4t
In the District Court of
the United States.
For the District of South Carolina.
In the matter of Fuller, Darlington
To the creditors of Fuller, Darling
ton Company, of Lnurens, in the
County or Laurens, and district afore
said, a bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given that on the
3rd of June, 1905, the said Fuller. Dar
lington Company, was duly adjudicated
bankrupt; and that the first meeting of
its creditors will be held at the Court
House in the City of Laurens, S. C,
district aforesaid, on the 17th day of
June, 1905, at 3 o'clock in the after
noon, at which time the said creditors
may attend, prove their claims, appoint
a trustee, examine the bankrupt and
transact such other business as may
properly come before :.aid meeting.
Jno. J. Earlk,
Referee in Bankruptcy.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. J. A. Owens of Barksdalo was
in the city on Saturday.
Mr. W. P. Lyies of Enoree was in
Laurens Saturday on business.
Mr. Jeff D. Fowler of Warrior Creek
was in the city last Saturday.
Mrs Geo. Wilson of Rabun was in
the city last week.
Mr. M. B. Crisp of Mountville was in
the city on Monday.
Mr. J. A. Austin has been re-ap
pointed Dispenser for Laurens.
Miss Annie Richey is visiting Miss
Floride Calhoun at Clemson College.
Miss Julia Gilkerson is spending a few
days in Clinton.
Miss Polly Ann Jeans of Belleview
was among the city's visitors Monday.
Miss Grace Simmons i3 visiting friends
in Rock Hill.
Mrs. W. H. Gilkerson has returned
from a visit to Greenwood.
Miss Carrie Ray of Woodruff visited
friends in the city last week,
Mr. E. T. Woodruff of Enoree visited
the city on Sunday.
Miss Mildred Babb entertained Friday
Miss Sara Saxon entertained Satur
day afternoon, on her fourth birthday.
Mr. R. K. Carson of Spartanburg
was in the city on yesterday.
Mr. L. S. Machray of Tylersville was
in the city Saturday afternoon.
Mr. J. T. Tidwell went to Grecnvill
on Saturday and returned on Sunday.
Mrs. W. A. Davis of Clinton is visiting
relatives ih the city.
Mrs. Mary Allison of Tylersville vis
ited the city yesterday.
Mr. J. M. Lowe of Waterloo called
on The Advertiser last Saturday.
Mr. Arthur Teaguc of Mountville
spent Saturday and Sunday in the city.
Miss Mary Boyd is at Glenns Springs
on a visit.
Miss Josie Sullivan is at home from
Agnes Scott for the Summer holidays.
Misses Sadie and Helen Sullivan have
returned from a visit to Pinewood.
Mr. H. B. Humbert spent a few days
at his home near Princeton last week.
Mr. J. W. Dunklin visited Hodges
Mr. Jno. Blakely of Clinton visited in
the city on Sunday.
Mrs. John W. Ferguson of Harts
ville is visiting her father-in-law, Col.
John W. Ferguson.
Rev. J. B. Parrott of Clinton, attend
ed the protracted meeting at the Bap
tist church this week.
Mr. S. Y. Culbertson left yesterday
for Greenville, where he will attend
Miss Clara Adams of Greenville spent
Saturday and Sunday with Miss Jessie
Mr. Douglas Gray, son of Mr. II. E.
Gray is at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. taking a
Master Preston Milam is in Columbia
under the treatment of an eye special
Mr. Pinckney Sullivan is seriously ill
at his home two miles South of Lau
Mrs. H. B. Gritton and Miss Vaughn
Gritton will leave in a few days on an
extended visit to Kentucky.
Mrs. Will Meng will entertain the
Fortnightly Social Club this (Wednes
day) afternoon at 5.30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Taylor and daugh
ter Alvah of Tumbling Shoals were in
the city Saturday.
Messrs. W. S. Adair andJ.M. L. Nash
from near Fountain Inn were in Laur
ens on Saturday.
Mr. Alvah Langston who has been
teaching at South Union, Oconec Co.
has returned to his home at Maddens.
Little William, son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. A. Glenn of Huntington is critically
Messrs. Brooks Johnson, C. D. Watson,
and C. C. Richards of Cross Anchor
were in the city last wcok.
Mr. ThoB. F. Bishop of Woodruff
visited relatives in the city on Saturday
Miss Elizabeth Richey, who attended
Chicora College last session, has re
Misses Hattie and Bessie Roland will
leave this week to attend Wofford com
Mrs. Corrie Rivers has returned to
her home in Spartanburg after a visit
to Mrs. W. L. Gray.
Miss Rosa Lee Burton returned from
Chester, where she has been teaching
in the Graded Schools, on Monday.
Mr. J. P. Parks of Gray Court was
in the city on Saturday with some nice
Dr. W. H. Dial is at Rock Hill at
tending the Commencement exercises
at Winthrop College.
Mrs. T. M. Norris and children of
Cateechee are visiting Mr. Downs
Barksdale and other relatives in the
Misses Glennie Bolt, Rebecca Black
well and Eleanor Duckett attended the
commencement exercises at Clinton this
Miss Laura Barksdalo received her
diploma at Hollins Institute, Virginia,
on the second of June. She is expected
home in a few days.
Mrs. Robert Stewart has returned to
Charleston, after a visit of several
weeks to her daughter, Mrs. Manson
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McSwain who
have been visiting friends and relatives
in Laurens and vicinity for the past
week, returned to their home in Ander
son last week.
The following Winthrop College girls
will return home to-day, Wednesday:
Misses Edna and Annie Sitgreaves,
May Dial, Mittie and Meli Bolt. Donnie
Counts, Josephine Fuller.
Mr. Theodore Gray of Anniston, Ala.
has been visiting friends and rela
tives in this county and in Green
ville for several days. Mr. Gray
moved from Youngs township to Ala
bama in 1869. He returned home on
Mr. J. H. Setzler Hurt.
On yesterday morning at 9 o'clock,
Mr. J. H. Setzler of the Laurens Cot
ton Mills was thrown from a dray and
Mr. Setzler had gone to the Roller
Mill to purchase some Graham Hour.
After the purchase of the (lour,
Messrs. H. J. Martin and D. C. Boyd
of the Roller Mill, who were in the act
of carrying a load over to town in the
Mill dray, invited Mr. Setzler to ride.
The horse became frightened at a
shifting freight train when near the
Steam Laundry and ran away. The
parties were all thrown from the wagon
and Mr. Setzler was picked up uncon
scious and is still in a very critical con
dition. The other parties were not
hurt. The horse received a severe cut
on the hind leg just above the hoof.
Personal and Other Hems at Waterloo.
Waterloo, June 6. - Mr. A. C. Long
of Laurens spent Sunday with his home
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wharton have
returned to Waterloo where they will
reside in the future. Mr. Wharton is
now associated with the New York Life
Insurance Company, and his many
friends wish him success in his new
field of labor.
Misses Daisy Robertson, Ola Culber
son and Maude Smith and Mr. W. M.
Henderson attended an enjoyable picnic
at Belfast last Saturday.
Rev. Jodie Martin filled his regular
appointment in the Baptist church here
Sunday morning. He preached a most
excellent sermon to a large congrega
Mr. E. M. Henderson, who is a mem
ber of the senior class at the College of
Charleston, is expected home next week.
Prof. John C. Allen, who is superin
tendent of the Graded Schools at York
ville, has returned home for the sum
A number of new houses are going
up, and the old town is certainly on a
little boom. Later we expect to have
a cotton mill and an ice factory.
Our farmers are very busy now try
ing to make two stalks of corn grow
where but one grew before. All crops
so far are in a fairly good condition,
but a good rain is badly needed.
The hotel at Harris Spring will soon
be ready for the summer opening.
Some guests have already arrived and
a large crowd is expected later.
Miss Brantlett's Recital.
Miss Nannie Bramlett, a most ac
complished young pianist, gave a re
cital at the homo of Mrs. W. E. Lucas
on last Friday afternoon. A number of
the friends of this gifted young lady
were present and greatly enjoyed the
occasion. Miss Bramlett was assisted
by Miss l'oole, who sang, as she always
does, most delightfully.
Miss Bramlett has been studying
with Mrs. Lucas not quite two years
and rendered faultlessly u difficult and
artistic program. What she has ac
complished in so short a time is really
wonderful and argues a bright future
I for her as a musician.
Inventions, Nos. I and II, - - Bach
Simple 'Confession, - - - - Thome
Song - And the Stately Ships Go On,
Miss l'oole [Bischon?
Spring Song, - - - - Mendelssohn
Song?Golden Dream, - - - - Barrl
Melody in F..Rubinstein
Duo?Andante and Rondo, - - Lack
Miss Bramlett and Mrs. Lucus
Rev. W. R. Walker of Macon, Ga.,
has been conducting a protracted meet
ing in the First Baptist Church during
the past week.
Mr. Walker is a preacher of great
force and power and his services al
ways attract a full congregation.
There is much interest manifested in
the meeting which will probably he
continued through the remainder of this
Bcndella Hotel Changes Management.
Mr. Crowder, who has been in charge
of the Bendella Hotel for several
months has given it up and it is now
under the management of Mrs. Irby
Bulcntinc, who has been in charge of
the eating house at the passenger sta
Population ol I.aureus Mill Village.
Rev. M. ('. Compton, pastor of Sec
ond Baptist Church, has just finished
his census report of Laurens Mills,
which report was to ascertain Church
statistics. The population is 785, of
which there are 192 members of the
Baptist, 7!? of the Methodist, 2-1 of the
Presbyterian, 9 of the Episcopal and 1
of the "Christian" Church.
Total professing Christians, 1105.
Mr. Compton feels greatly encour
Cgcd with the hearty co-operation from
the President and operatives and says
that Laurens will be the model Mill
Church of the Epiphany.
REV. HENRY'THOMAS, RECTOR.
Next Sunday?Whit Sunday.
10 a. m.?Sunday School.
11 a. m. ? Morning Prayer, Sermon
and Holy Communion.
H.30 i>. m. ?Evening Prayer and Ser
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of faddism to
another, when, if they would only eat
good food, and keep there bowels regu
lar with Dr. King's New Life Pills their
troubles would all pass away. Prompt
relief and quick cure for liver and stom
ach trouble. 2?c at Palmetto and Laur
ens Drug Co. 44 ?4t
Floral Festival at Union.
By her lavish hospitality and enter
prise, Union has attained much noto
riety of late, particularly .during the
recent session of the Women's Federa
tion, and in view of this the following
taken from Union "Progress" about
the coming Floral Festival, which has
grown to be an occasion of such wide
interest, will be of interest to Laurens
"Interest increases in the Annual
Floral Festival to be held here Thurs
day and Friday, June 15th and 16th, not
only locally but throughout the entire
state, and the prospects are bright for
it being a beautiful festive occasion,
largely attended. In connection with
the Festival the 150th anniversary of
the county will be celebrated.
On account of the inability of many
farmers in the county and operatives
in the mills to give more than a half or
quarter of a day off on Thursday and
Friday, it has been decided to have the
program contain attractions for after
noons and evenings only.
Open air concerts will be held morn
ing nnd evening, and if negotiations now
pending with one or two out of town
bands are completed, one of the best
bands and orchestras in the state and
the South will be secured and a concert
will be given Thursday night at the
opera house, an admission being charged
which will go toward defraying the ex
penses of the Festival.
The program Frida" afternoon will
begin at 4 o'clock, by the bands, and
at 6 o'clock the Floral parade will form
in line in the court house square, where
the Queen will be crowned by Governor
The decorated vehicles, in many in
stances, it is understood, will be elabo
rate and beautiful. Heading this part
of the parade will be the float of the
Queen attended by her maids. Great
interest is being manifested in the vot
ing for the Queen.
Closing the Festival will be a grand
Special railroad rates have been ap
plied for and it is thought will be
In order that all, who desire to remain
over night can be accomodated, a can
vasser will probably be put out to-mor
row so see every home in the town to
know if they could take any lodgers or
furnish meals; if so, their hours and
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
Better than a Doctor's Prescription.
Mr. J. W. Turner, of Truhart, Va..
says that Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets have done him more good
than anything he could get from the
doctor. If any physiciun in this country
was able to compound a medicine that
would produce such gratifying results
in cases of stomach trouble, biliousness
or constipation, his whole time would
be used in preparing this one medicine.
For sale by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr.
B. F. Posey. 44-4t
Election of Trustees.
Patrons of the several school districts
throughout Laurens County are reques
ted to meet at their respective voting
places on Saturday June 17th, for the
purpose, of recommending three suit
able persons for Trustees of said school
Present Trustees to act as managers,
and report result of said election to
County Superintendent of Education
within five days.
By order of County Board.
It. W. NASH,
Is the Cost of Living Higher?
During the national campaign of last
year Republican authorities made em
phatic denial of the charge that living
had grown more expensive, and the
Government showed the falsity of the
accusation by striking a medium be
tween socks and meat and cuff-bottons
and bread, so that if we could eat all
we could find compensations for the
rise in beef and flour. But we are now
exploiting our love for England?sorely
she would not deceive us, and we mix
with her remarks some observations
from those standard authorities for
the party, the Chicago Inter-Ocean
and the Springfield Republican, to pro
duce the following chowder:
The British Government has increased
the salary of Sir Mortimer Durand,
British Ambassador to the United
States from $32,500 to $36,000, as a re
sult of representations made to the
Foreign Oftice by Sir Mortimer on his
recent trip to England. At the same
time an additional $1,000 a year has
been granted to the first secretary of
the British embassy at Washington. ?
The British Foreign Office carefully
explains that the cost of living in Wash
ington has so increased within the last
few years as to make these additions
If for "the cost of living in Washing
ton" were substituted "the stardard of
living," no possible exception could be
to the statement. The further com
ment is reported from London by the
service of the Chicago Inter Ocean that
the "Washington court," as it pleases
some of our English cousins to call it,
is regarded as no more democratic just
now than any other court in Europe,
and that it is considered as costing more
to keep the pace of lavish entertain
ments there than even in Paris or Ber
Here is an interesting view from
outside this democratic republic of ours,
but no one who has had any opportunity
to observe for himself will question its
entire accuracy. Attention has been
called repeatedly to the burdens which,
the present Washington standard puts
upon the higher public servants, par
ticularly the Senators who are not
millionaires. Few men are content to
be continually under social obligations
they can in no measure repay. In fact,
there are cases now of trained and
valuable men in the Senate without
large private resources, who feel that
they cannot much longer bear the bur
den and must retire from public service
to repair their slender fortunes. The
situation is painted graphically when
wo are told that the lavishness of the
"Washington court" exceeds even that
of Paris or Berlin.? Florida Times-Un
College of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Entrance examination will be held in
the County Court House on Friday,
July 7, at 9 a. m. One Free Tuition
Scholarship to each county in South
Carolina awarded by County Supt. of
Education, and Probate Judge. Board
and furnished room in Dormitory, $10.
a month. All candidates for admission
arc permitted to compete for vacant
Boyce Scholarships, which pay $100. a
year. For further information and cat
Meet Me In Union
A Harty Invitation is Extended to the People of Laurens City and County
TO ATTEND THE
Annual Floral Festival
June 15th and 16th, 1905
UNION, S. C.
4 p. m. Address by Hon. M. L. Smith, of Canden,
6 p. m. Bio- Trade's Display and Civic Parade, in
which Masons, K. of P. and Other Orders
will take part.
9 p. m. Big Concert by Fine Band.
4 p. m. Address by Governor D. C. Hey ward.
6 p. m. Gorgeous Floral Parade, in which Con
federate Veterans, U. D. C. and Military
Companies will participate.
10 p. m. Grand Festival Ball.
Very Low Rates on all Railroads. Free Open Air Concerts Daily. United States Government
Road Workers now Building a Model Road in the City as an Object Lesson to Other Places.
COITIC VJSlt Union! <1, ne^ueenof the Piedmont," and Help Celebrate the 150th
. ????????- Anniversary of the Settlement of Union County, which will
be Observed in Connection with the
STATE AND GENERAL NEWS.
King Alfonso of Spain, who is now
in Paris as the guest of France had a
narrow escape from assassination on
last Wednesday. A bomb was thrown
underneath the carriage in which he
and President Loubet were returning
from the opera.
Several soldiers of the escort were
injured and their horses receiving the
full force of the shock saved the rulers.
Fifty-four colored men and women
were baptized in a pond ncer Fair For
est, Spartanburg County, last Sunday
at noon. The exercises were presided
over by Elder Fuller of Greenwood.
The converts marched to the pond clad
in white robes. It is estimated that
not less than 2,000 persons witnessed
Death of an Infant.
Little James Franklin, son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. S. West, died on Wednes
day, May 31, at three o'clock, and was
interred in the city cemetery on Thurs
day at four o'clock. He was only nine
months and twenty-six days old.
Florida Melon Shipment.
Railroad representatives from all over
the Southern States have gathered at
Ocala, the central shipping point for
South Florida, and all are hard at work
seeking business for their respective
roads. A well-known local railroad
man returned from that section of the
State yesterday morning, and in a talk
with a Times Union representative said:
"At Ocala, the central shipping point
railroad men are so thick that a fellow
can scarcely move about the hotel cor
ridor after working hours. AH are very
jolly, and seem to enjoy the work that
is designated for them. Although each
man is fighting for business for his road
they are all friendly, and no hard feel
"At present, and for the next three or
four days, the tomato shipment will
continue at the rate of twenty to twen
ty-five solid carloads a day. The crop
is about played out now, and the ship
ments will not last more than four days.
"Watermelons and cantaloupes are
coming into Ocala about as fast as they
can be loaded and shipped away. Can
taloupes are moving northward at a
rate of from ten to twelve carloads a
day, but, of course, the shipment will
be increased in a few days, making the
movement about double what it now is.
"The watermelon movement at pres
ent is about fifty to sixty solid carloads
a day, and the shipment will be increa
sed in a few days. The cantaloupes
and melons are of good quality, and are
on the cars in excellent shape.
"These railroad representatives will
stick by Ocala until after the melon
season is over, which will be several
In addition to the above railroad men
in that section, the representatives of
other roads and the passenger agents
drop into Ocala every day or two look
ing after the passenger business.
From the present outlook the melon
shipment from the west and. outhcrn
portion of the State will be very heavy
for the next few weeks.
News from Ora.
Oka, June 5.?Miss Bessie Byrd at
tended the Commencement exercises of
Lynwood College, All Healing, North
Carolina, last week.
Mrs. Samuel Fleming, Mrs. John
MeClintoek and Dr. Hunter Bryson
were in Laurens Friday.
Miss Johnson of Fairficld is the guest
of Miss Euphemia Thompson.
Miss Mamie Byrd came home from
Lynwood College, All Healing, North
Carolina last Wednesday. Miss Byrd
was fortunate enough to win the medal
for general excellence.
Mrs. Howard Caldwell of Columbia
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Oscar Hun
Miss Frances MolTatt, who has been
the Primary Grade teacher here for the
past session left Saturday to attend
Due West Commencement. At a re
cent meeting of the trustees, she and
Miss Bessie Byrd were re-elected for
Rev. IL H. Grier and family went to
Due West to-day to attend Commence
Dr. Neville of Clinton will conduct
services in the Presbyterian Church
here next Sunday.
Scholarships for Young Women.
Of the 15 Scholarships owned by the
South Carolina Federation of Women's
Clubs, only the following are now open:
College kok Women Columbia,
S. C. ? One Scholarship for four years'
academic work in college.
Greenville Female College?Ono
Scholarshipof free tuition for four years.
Greenville College for Women
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
years. Special rates for music.
CHICORA college? Greenville, S. c.
One Scholarship of free tuition for four
South Carolina Kindergarten As
sociation Training School-Charles
ton, S. C. ?One Scholarship of free tui
tion for four years.
Winthrop College-Rock Hill.S. C.
One Scholarship of free tuition.
Confederate Home College--Char
leston, S. O,?One Scholarship of free
Clifford ' v nary-Union, S. C
One Scholars!. f free tuition.
The examin.' >ns for these scholar
ships will be held in each county July
All applicants must file their names be
fore June 25 with
Miss Annadora Baku.
Chairman Educational Dept. S. C Fed
eration of Women's:. Club..,
in Bull Street, Charleston, S. C.
By Eating of llio "Jim
ALL WERE RELIEVED
By the Prompt Summoning of Physician.
They Were Playing in the Yard
When They Ate the Weed.
At the Laurens Cotton Mill on Mon
day afternoon at four o'clock the three
children of Mr. Thomas Prather were
poisoned from eating .Jamestown weed
Hiawatha, a boy five years of age.
Mamie, who is nearly four and Clar
ence, a seventeen months infant.
Mrs. Prather had left the children
playing in the yard, to go to the store.
On her return she found them having
spasms, and as the children had had an
opportunity to catch measles, she first
thought that was the trouble. She at
once summoned Mr. Prather who was
at work in the mill. As soon as he
reached home he sent for Dr. Schayer,
who arrived about five o'clock.
When the doctor arrived the children
were in convulsions, but he worked
faithfully with them, relieving the lit
tle girl about 11 o'clock and the two
boys about 1:30 o'clock. It was found
that the children had been eating the
burs of the "Jimson" weed.
Miss Lucic Rhidonn Owens of Cross Hill
is Awarded the Endel Medal.
Greenville, June 4.- The commence
ment of 1905 of the Greenville College
for Women has come and gone, and the
session of 1904-5 is one of the past. So
accustomed are students to the word
"commencement" with its ordinary use
as a "beginning" that to call the closing
exercises of a college yea'1 by that
name seems a misnomer. An explana
tion sometimes given of the reason why
the day of graduation is called the
"commencement" is that the young
graduate now begins his career in the
world of real life. A look into the his
tory of the word shows that the last
explanation is unfounded, and that
"commencement" is not U misnomer
when applied to the day for the bestow
ment of college degrees,
"But that is another story," and the
friends of the Greenville College for
Women are interested in the events of
its commencement mon- than in the
word itself. May 25th was the day for
the contest for the Endel gold medal
for composition and scholarship, Twenty
two young ladies put forth their best
efforts in writing on the theme, "The
Surrender of General Lee." They wore
expected to show their skill in the
graphic narration of a great historic
event, and in vivid description of some
of the stirring scenes connected with it.
To insure that all the essay.' should be
the unaided work of the writers no one
knew the theme until the hour of wri
ting, and all wrote in (ho presence of
the teacher. The committee of judges,
Hon. M. F. Ansel, Rev. W. M. Duncan
and II. K. Townes, Esq., did not know
the names o?' the writers, as the essays
were numbered only. "No. 1(1" was
declared the winner In the person of
Miss Lucio Rhidona Owens from Cross
Hill. Her paper showed real power
and grasp of the subject, as well as ex
treme care and accuracy in good
"The Merchant of Venice" was pre
sented in the opera house on the 30th
by the juniors. Shylock, Portia, Auto
nio, Assanio and Gratianonnd the other
various dramatis pcrsonac were credita
After the play four of the graduate.-,
read well considered and concisely writ
ten essays <>n the general theme, "The
Women of South Carolina." Miss Daisy
Scarborough of Bishopvillo told elo
quently of some of the heroic wo
men in the War of the Revolution.
Miss Julia Turner of Carroll shoved
how active and earnest the women of
the present day are in the cause of od
ucation, In civic beautify inc. and In all
good work thai uplifts humanity. Miss
Lucio R. Owens of Cross Hill drew :i
graphic picture of the future of the
"Women of the Palmotto State." Miss
Mattie L. Johnson of Greenville used
her pen to describe woman's work in
the field of literature. She paid a hand
some tribute to one of Greenville's
gifted women writers, Mrs. Mary Cleve
Miss Dotte CofToe of Anderson lifted
the curtain of the future of her class
mates, and gypsy-liko told their happy
fortunes. Smiles indicated thai her
classmates were not displeased at the
After the award of the Endel medal
by Superintendent Hughes in fitting
language, President Townes conferred
the degrees upon the live graduates.
Horse Runs Aw.is.
Mr. W. R. Brown of Clinton after
returning from n drive on Saturday
evening was taking hi.^ hon e from the.
buggy, when some doe;, ran out and
frightened the horse, which ran away
and tore the buggy to pieces.
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