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Dies in Spartnnburg.
THE FUNERAL TODAY
Rev. John C. Kilgo, President of Trinit y
College, Will Preach Sermon. Great
Loss to the Church.
Bishop Wallace W. Duncan, one of
the best known and most beloved bish
ops of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, died at his home, No. 283 North
Church street this morning at 9.65
o'clock, after lingering illness. Death
came quietly and peacefully, while the
devoted members of his family watched
by his bedside. In the death of Bishop
Duncan the Methodist church of the
South has lost one of its strongest
The announcement of the death of
Uishop Duncan will cause great sorrow,
not only in Spartanburg and South Car
olina, but throughout the entire South
and West, for he was known from
ocean to ocean and from the gulf to the
lakes, having visited all sections of the
country during his long and useful ca
reer. He had been ill for many months,
never having regained his full strength
since a serious spell of illness last year.
About three weeks ago he suffered a
complete breakdown in strength and
was forced to take his bed. He grad
ually grew weaker until his death this
Bishop Duncan is survived by his wife
and three children, T. C. Duncan, of
Union, Mrs. Warren DuPre and Mrs.
A. G. Rembert, of this city, and one
brother, D'Arcy P. Duncan, of Colum
bia. The sympathies and sorrow of the
people of all denominations of Spartan
burg go out to the members of the be
The funeral will be held in Central
Methodist church Wednesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. John C.
Kilgo, D. D , president of Trinity Col
lege, Durham, N. C, assisted by sev
eral well known Methodist ministers.
Dr. Kilgo is at present in New York
city, but he has been advised of the
death of Bishop Duncan and is ex
pected to arrive in Spartanburg tomor
row or Wednesday morning. In addi
tion to Dr. Kilgo it is expected that a
number of Methodist ministers from
South and North Carolina will come to
Spartanburg to attend the funeral.
Bishop Duncan was one of the strong
est men in the Southern Methodist
church. The best years of his life had
been spent in nielli dism and he always
manifested a great interest in the af
fairs of the church and the Christian
welfare of the ministers and members.
Not onlv was he interested in religious
affairs, but he was deeply interested in
education of young men, particularly
the young men of Wofford College.
He was identified with Wofford College
for many years in various capacities,
first as a student, where he graduated
and later as a professor of mental and
moral philosophy. For many years and
up to the time of his death he was
president of the board of trustees of
the college. Three years ago it was
with pleasure that Bishop Duncan an
nounced from the rostrum during com
mencement of the splendid efforts of
the college and with a spirit of pride
told of the increase in the number of
students and the efforts that were be
ing made to build .up the endowment
fund of the institution. As a mark of
respect and the high esteem in which
he was held the faculty of the college
suspended exercises when it was an
nounced this morning that Bishop Dun
can was dead. The students of the
college will attend the funeral in a body
The last conference presided over by
Bishop Duncan was the North Georgia
Conference a little more than two
years ago. From the Georgia confer
ence he came to Spartanburg and was
here during the conference presided
over by Bishop Candler, of Georgia.
Ho was a frequent visitor on the floor
of the conference and took great inter
est in the deliberations of the body of
Methodist ministers of South Carolina.
KICK OF A HORSE
CAUSED HIS DEATH
Four weeks ago Mr. Bob Franks, the
twenty-one-year-old son of Mr. James
Franks, of the Laurens Mills, had one
of his legs broken below the knee by
the kick of a horso which he was driv
ing to a light wagon at the time of the
accident. The young man received
prompt medical attention and the
broken member was set and later
placed in a plaster cast. However, the
wound did not do well and it was decided
<o have the leg amputated. Conse
quently Mr.lFranks was taken to Co
lumbia by Dr. Schayer . nd the opera
tion performed. Later blood poison set
in which caused the young man's death
last Thursday night. The body was
brought home Friday and on Saturday
taken out to Rocky Springs church
for interment, the burial service be
ing conducted by Rev. J. L. McLin,
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LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. ?
Rev. J. D. Pitt?, of Blackville, S. C,
is in the city.
Mr. John F. Davis of Clinton was in
the city Saturday.
Mr. Willis Hellams visited Mr. Y. C.
Mrs. R. B, Copeland has returned
from a visit to Clinton.
Mr. Wm. G. Lancaster spent Sunday
Chief of Police Bagwell was out last
Monday, after an attack of grippe.
Mr. Louis Robertson, one of the old
est citizens of Laurens, is critically ill.
The County Equalization Hoard met
yesterday and organized fur its work.
Mr. L. E. Burns of Red Iron Racket
leaves next Monday for the northern
Miss Leila Bryson, of Cross Hill, was
the guest this week of Miss Nellie
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hix, of Clinton,
are in the city visiting the family of Mrs '
H. B. Hix.
Mrs. M. L. Copeland entertained the
Fortnightly Social Club Friday after
Miss Willie Jones went to Newberry
last week to spend some time with her
sister, Mrs. O. B. Mayer.
Mr. C. D. Barksdale's handsome
new home on Main street is rapidly
Mrs. E. J. Gage, of Greenville, is
expected in the city the latter part of
Miss Grace Garrett, of Greenwood,
spent Sunday in the city with Miss
Mrs. T. II. Nelson is in the north
buying for the millinery and dress d<
partments of the Hub.
Miss Mattie Boyd of Fountain Inn is
in the city to attend the wedding of
Miss Helen Hix and Mr. J. II. Shelly.
Rev. J. U. Croutof the First Method
ist church leaves today for a visit to
Monday being salosday, the city was
filled with citizens from all sections of
the county. The various candidates
Miss Cannon of Virginia will arrive
next week to take charge of the millin
ery department at 0. B. Simmons &
Miss Bcntley of Baltimore will return
to Laurens next week to preside over
the millinery depaatment at the Davis
Mrs. C. F. Rankin, wife of Rev. Mr.
Rankin pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, and children will arrive in the
A congregational meeting of the First
Presbyterian church is called for next
Sunday morning immediately after the
Messi-s. D. A. Davis and W. H. An
derson of Davis-Roper Company have
returned from the north after purchas
ing all the pretty new designs of the
Hon. C. C Feathersione, Mr. W. L.
Gray and perhaps others from here will
attend Bishop Duncan's funeral at
Mrs. W. E. Lu>as went to Spart ar.
burg Monday on i icount of the critical
illness of Bishop Hincan and will re
main for the funt.al today.
Mrs. L. B. Blackwell entertained the
members of the Wednesday Club at
her home on Hampton street Thursday
afternoon. An interesting literary pro
gramme was followed by the serving of
uelicious refreshments by the hostess.
The new candidates announced in The
Advertiser this week are R. Wister
Nichols and Charlie W. McCravy for
auditor, John F. Bolt for clerk of court,
H. B. Humbert for supervisor, R. O.
Hairoton for coroner, and Geo. L. Pitts
superintendent of education.
Contractor"Cooper has under way the
construction of a six room cottage for
Mr. McDuffie Stone, a member of the
police department. It is located on
Garlington street and when finished,
together with Chief of Police Bag
well's, which is nearing completion,
will give that street three new homes
for the city's "finest," Mr. Henry
Dodson's being the fust built.
0. WASH HUNTER
Greenwood Jury Finds Laurens Man
Guilty of Manslaughter, and Me is
Given Eight Years.
G. Wash Hunter, who was tried four
times in Laurens on the charge of kill
ing Elbert F. Copeland, and whose ease
was transferred to Greenwood county
on the motion of the State, was con
victed of manslaughter in the General
Sessions Court at Greenwood last Wed
On Thursday motion for a new trial
was argued by Hunter's counsel, but
Judge Gage overruled the motion and
sentenced Hunter to the State peniten
tiary for a term of eight years. Mr,
W. R. Richey, Sr., leading coun
sel for the defendant, at once gave no
tice of appeal to the Supreme Court,
and Hunter was released on $4,000
Mountville News Notes.
Mountvillc, March 2. Mr. Willie C,
Hipp has gone to Oklahoma to see his
brother, Clyde, who is very sick. He
expects to bring his brother home, if
he is able to travel.
Mr. W. D. Pyles left last week for a
trip to the West. He will visit Bir
mingham, Memphis, New Orleans and
Mrs. John M. Simmons and little
daughter, Mildred, have gone to Sum*
ter to spend ten days or two weeku
with relatives there.
Mrs. J. L. Boyd, who hfcs been in
bad health for a number of years, is
very sick. We are sorry her condition
does not 86en) to be at all favorable.
Coroner W. D. Watts, of Clinton,
and his brother, Clayton, of Caronacu,
are here with their niece, Mrs. Boyd,
on account of her serious illness.
Several of our farmers sold cotton
last week. The prico is too low yet,
Association Met Last Saturday and Held 1
Unusually Successful Meeting.
Entertained at Hotel.
The County Teachers' Association
held ita February meeting in the court
house Saturday morning, with Prof. A.
Q. Rice, president, presiding. There
were about thirty-five members in at
tendance, and the meeting proved one
of unusual interest.
"How to Secure Better Attendance
in the Public Schools" was the first
topic before the meeting which was
discussed in a very excellent paper by
Miss May Putnam. The subject was
generally discussed by President Rice,
Mrs. L. S. McSwain and Miss Bessie
A paper on "Nature Study in Our
Schools" was next presented by Miss
Elizabeth Faris, and informally dis
cussed by Supt. Nash and Prof. Dob
"The Inspiration of the Teacher"
was the subject of an able and instruct
ive address by Prof. A. E. Spencer, of
the Clinton college.
This concluded the exercises of the
day, after which the members of the
Association were invited to lunch at
Gray's Hotel by the courtesy of the
following mercantile firms: Davis
Roper Company, Palmetto Drug Co.,
Dof'son-Edwards Drug Co., J. E. Min
ter & Bro.. J. L. Hopkins, O. B. Sim
mons & Son, Laurens Drug Co., Caine,
Pitts Furniture Co., The Hub, S. M. &
E. H. Wilkes & Co., Fleming Bros.,
W. G. Wilson & Co., Red Iron Racket,
On motion, the executive committee
was instructed to look up the constitu
tion and by laws of the Association or
draft a new one. Misses Ella Peter
son", Bessie Hudgens and Clara Wel
born were added to the membership of
DR. THOS. D. HAIRSTON DEAD.
Native of Laurens and Brother of Air.
R. 0. Hairston.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Robt. O. Hairs
ton received a message from his daugh
ter, Miss Lillie Hairston, stating that
his youngest brother, Dr. Thos. D.
Hairston, had passed away during the
day at his hotel at Manatee, Florida.
Dr. Hairston had been in rather poor
health for some time and in January he
decided to spend the remainder of the
winter in Florida. He was accompa
nied by his niece, Miss Lillie Hairston,
who is a trained nurse. Some days ago
the doctor's condition became more se
rious and he grew steadily weaker un
til the end, Miss Hairston remaining
with him to the last.
His remains arrived in Laurens yes
terday at noon and were taken out to
Leesville church for interment at 4
o'clock. The burial service was held
by Rev. A. A. Merritt, pastor.
Dr. Hairston was the youngest son of
Mr. Thos. B. Hairston, a Confederate
soldier who was killed in the blowup at
Petersburg. He was born in 1862 near
the present home of Mr. O. P. Good
win and was a brother of the late Mr.
Dorroh Hairston and of Mr. R. O.
Hairston. He also had three sisters,
one of whom is dead. After gradua
ting in medicine he practiced for more
than twenty years, having been located
at Clifton, Spartanburg county, for the
CAPT. ENOCH 0. MITCHELL
Death Claims Good Citizen of the Mt.
As the result" of a brief attack of
pneumonia Capt. Enoch G. Mitchell
died at his home nearMt. Bethel church,
Sullivan township, last Wednesday
night about 11 o'clock. The announce
ment of his death caused very general
regret as Mr. Mitchell was widely
known as a substantial citizen, success
ful farmer and business man, a leading
churchman and loyal friend. He pos
sessed the finest traits of character and
always took the bright side of every
situation. He had the tact of making
friends and always had a kindly word
for all. In his immediate community
he will be greatly missed, and, as
stated. his Tdeath is deplored
throughout this entire section.
He was about 66 years old and was a
son of the late Mr. William Mitchell of
Mt. Bethel. He was twice married,
his first wife being Miss Addie Leslie,
of Bickens county, who died several
years ago. Of this union five children
survive, Mrs. Eugene Simpson of Pop
lar Springs, Mr. Eugene Mitchell of
this city, Mrs. Erskine Arnold of An
derson, Misses Lila and Ora Mitchell of
Mt. Bethel. A few years ago Mr.
Mitchell was married to a Miss
Cork of Greenwood county who sur
Saturday morning the burial services
were held at Mt. Bethel church of
which the deceased had been a life
long member and for many years a
faithful officer. The services were
opened by the Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor,
assisted by the Rev. S. W. Henry of
Donalds and a former pastor of Mt.
Bethel, continued and concluded by the
Masonic fraternity of which Order Mr.
Mitchell was also a devoted and valued
General Assembly Again in Session.
The General Assembly met again last
evening for the purpose of elec ting a
successor to Senator Latimer, ayd, af
ter that important duty is done, a State
Insurance Commissioner. It seems to
be the impression that the sessions will
probably last two or three days. Some
of the candidates whose names will
probably be brought , forward are as
follows: Senator LcGrand Walker of
Georgetown, Hon. P, B. Gary of Abbe
ville, Hon. George F. Von Kolnitz of
Charleston, Senator Mauldin of Green
ville, Major J. L. Coker of Hartsville,
Gen. Wilie Jones of Columbia, Col. R.
D. Lee of Sumter and Ex-Governor J.
C. Sheppard of Edgeliold.
Reunion Will Be Held in Greenville,
General Thomas W. Cavwilo is to
visit Greenville this week, to arrange
a date for the State reunion of Confed
erate veterans, which is to be held this
year at Greenville.
Death of Air. C. 0. Witte:
Mr. C. O. Witte died at his home in
Charleston at 2.30 Monday afternoon
after a very brief illness. Mr. Wille
was known to a number of Laurens
people, having had business connections
here for many years. He was the
father of Mrs. W. W. Ball, who has
frequently visited in this city.
See our line of Majestic Ranges made
of malleable and charcoal iron in dif
ferent sizes anil are so constructed that
tY->.y will not consume much wood, will
last a lifetime and give satisfaction.
Sold only by
S. M. & 10. II. Wilkes & Co.
QUIET HOME WEDDINU.
Miss Helen Hix to be Married Today to
Mr. J. H. Shelley.
Today at noon Miss Helen Hix, of
this city, and Mr. James H. Shelley, of
Wilmington, N. C, will be united in
marriage at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Harlow 13. Hix, South
Harper street. Only immediate rela
tives will witness the ceremony, which
will be performed by the Rev. Or. John
D. Pitts, of Hlackville, the former pas
tor of the bride. At 2 o'clock Mr. and
Mrs. Shelley will leave for a visit to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Shel
ley, of Ncwberry, after which they
will be at home to their friends in Wil
mington, where Mr. Shelley holds a re
sponsible position in the oflices of the
Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company.
The bride-elect is one of the very
popular young women of Laurens with
a large circle of friends and acquaint
ances. Mr. Shelley has numerous
friends in Laurens whom he made dur
ing a year spent here in the employ of
the railroad companies.
STILL VISITING SCHOOLS.
j Nine Flourishing Schools of the County
Supt. R. W. Nash visited the follow
ing schools recently:
Dials school, in charge of Mis.; Emma
Dial, with an enrollment of G2 pupils.
This school has a State library, maps,
etc., and will soon buy patent desks.
Cray Court-Owings Institute Prof.
J. C, Anderson, principal, Mrs. L. S.
McSwain and Misses Eula Cheek and
Fannie Garrison, assistants. The in
stitute is supplied with patent desks
and heaters in all the rooms and also
has a State library, map: , etc. Total
enrollment 125 pupils.
Barksdnle School Miss May Putnam,
principal, and Miss May Henderson as
sistant. This school has a complete
set of patent desks, State library,
maps, etc., and has recently purchased
.m organ. A new feature in connection
with this school and which deserves
mention here was a well organized Lit
erary Society among the larger pupils
with a complete set of officers. En
rollment to date G? pupils.
Friendship School - Miss Sallie Us
sery, principal, and Miss 11 at tie Eriday
assistant. This school is supplied with
patent desks, heaters, etc., and has re
cently purchased a State library. Num
ber pupils enrolled ?l.
Youngs school, in charge of Miss
Kate Hutchison, with an enrollment of
52 pupils. Here is a splendid new
building furnished with patent desks,
heaters, chairs, maps, tables, pictures,
blackboards and State binary.
Gray's school, taught by Miss Ola
Brogg, has an enrollment of 56 pupils
and is supplied with patent desks,
maps, heaters and Slate binary. A
new building will be erected lu re soon.
Huntersville School Miss Sallie M.
Cool;, principal, and Miss Ethel Wofford
asaistant. The school has a complete
set of patent desks, new blackboards,
heaters, maps and a State library. En
Bbenezcr school, presided over by
Miss Fannie Sloan, has enrolled (>2 pu
pils. This school has a State library,
patent desks, maps, heaters, tables,
chairs, pictures, etc.
New Harmony Schoo! Prof. R, E,
Ilolroyd, principal, and Miss. Carrie
Stoddard assistant. This school has a
State library, desks, heaters, chairs,
maps, pictures, etc. Number pupils
LOSES IIIS HOME
Mr. Will Mason Meets With Misfortune.
News of the Week About
Clinton, Mar. :5. The burning of Mr.
Will Mason's house near Benno last
Friday night was deplored by this en
tire community. The family were
waked from sound sleep to lind their
house in (lames. Mr. Mason managed
to save a "grandfather clock" which
had been in the family over a hundred
and fifty years This, with the excep
tion of the clothes Ml*, irtld Mrv Mason
h:n) won last and a couple of quilts
and a rug, was all that they savrvi.
There is no clue (.0 the cause01' the lire
but it is believed that rats ?et it as the
part which evidently caught first had
not had a lire in it for two weeks.
There was only $1,000 insurance. Mr.
Mason has already begun a small house
in which to live. The Mason family
are meanwhile staying with Mr. and
Mrs. John Pitts.
The funeral of Mr. J. S. Blnlock at
Goldville Sunday afternoon was at
tended by a largo number of Clinton
people. Mr. Blalock was one of the
ablest business men and most success
ful planters in the State.
Miss Irene Little celebrated "\ cap
Year Day'* with a party last Friday
evening to which a number of the young
people were bidden. It was a most tie
light fill occasion.
Mrs. 11. I.. Todd was hostess al the
February meeting of the Actncon Hook
Club last Friday afternoon.
The William 1'. Jacobs Literary So
ciety of the Thornwell Orphanage gave
a Longfellow Reading on Friday eve
ning in Carolina chapel which was
The merchant.; are beginning to turn
their faces northward, Mr. Arthur
Little and Mr. Clayto Bailey are in
Mrs. W. M. McCaslan is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Norman, in Chatta
Mrs. Will Owens, Jr., visited friends
and relatives'in Greenville last week.
Miss Janio Kennedy left Saturday to
visit in Greenville and Pickens.
Mrs. W. G. Neville is visiting the
family of the ilon. I). \Vynt1 Aikon in
Mr. 11. I.. Todd was in Greenville
several days last week.
Mrs. Jolin C. Davis returned !? - t
week from a visit to Mrs. Lucy Me
< low an in Chester. Mrs. McGownn's
friends in Lauvens county will rcgl'Cl
to hear of her serious illne:
Mrs. J. Q. Phillip.; is visiting in
Miss Anna Boozer is spending a while
with her friends.
Mrs. J. R. Link- was in Clinton from
Saturday to Monday.
Mr. Joir Adams, of Laurens, visited
his parents here over Sunday.
Mr. Cyrus Bailey i-. at home from
Davidson on a short visit.
Miss Pearl Counts, :>i" Bamberg, will
visit Miss Sallie Wright soon.
Miss Mollie Manson returned Satur
day from a visit, to relatives in Georgia.
Mrs. David Jennings gave n party of
eight ladies n delightful afternoon at
bridge on Thursday, the affair in com
pliment to Mrs. IQdward < Inge, who is in
nig given a cordial wclcomo to this her
new home. A charming little after
noon lunch.'on was served after the
games were over.?Greenville News 1-;t.
and Q u e e n
Our buyers, Messrs. Davis and Anderson, have returned from the Northern markets
and our new Spring Goods are arriving daily. We will show all the newest fabrics and fash
ions in Silks, Dress Goods, Clothing, Hats, Gents' Furnishings, Notions and Millinery.
Miss Bentley, of Baltimore, will have charge of our Millinery Department and will
arrive in a few days. We invite you to come and see the new goods. Our line will be more
complete in every department than ever. Our prices will be as low as you can find the same
class of merchandise anywhere in the United States.
All may make our store headquarters when in town.
I LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. |
Mr. T. P. Byrd was In the citv Mon
Mr. G. W. Babb of Gray Court was
in town Saturday.
Mr. R. I.. Cray <>l" may Court was in
the city Monday.
Mrs. .). II. ToagUO has returned from
a visit to MountvTlle.
Misses Anna and Pauline I'rcntiss
visited in Greenwood last week.
Miss Julia Gilkerson is visiting Miss
Carrie Hess Vance in Columbia.
Mr. M. A. Leaman, of Cross Hill,
was here Thursday1.
Mr. E. M. Babb, of Cray Court, Rfd
No. l, Wns in lovfp, Friday on business.
M . M. I). AlcDaniel, Sr., was in the"
city Friday on business.
Mr. .1. P. Martin, of Cray Court,
Kt'd No. :;, was in town Thursday.
Mr. VV. 11. Wharton, of Waterloo,
was in the city Thursday on business.
Mr. .1. \. Simmons of (). B. Simmons
Company is expected to arrive from the
northern markets today.
Mr. K P. Min tor of the firm of J. E.
Minter ? Bro. left for the northern
markets on Monday.
Prof. A. B. Spencer, vice-president
of the Presbyterian College of South
Carolina was in the city Saturday.
Mr. P. M. Cannon and Miss Nora
Cannon of Pantord spent Saturday in
Mis Martha Westmorland, of
Greenville, is in the city visiting her
sister, Mrs. .]. H. Parks.
Mr. and Mrs. James Parks of Green
wood have returned home after visiting
Mrs. S. I>. Childless.
On April 1 all subscribers to this pa
per who arc i:i arrears will be cut off.
Tlte Postal authorities require to do so.
Mrs. .P T. Johnson of Spartanburg is
in t ie city lor a few davs at the home
of ner mother, Mrs. 11. W. Anderson.
Miss Pulie \Vl ight, who has been very
ill at the home of her father, Mr. .1. N.
Wright, is somewhat improved.
We regret to note that the infant son
of Uov. ami Mrs. W. K. Caliender is in
a w ry c ritical condition.
Mrs. ('. C. Fcathcrstono gave a charm
ing Ua Saturday afternoon in compli
ment to the teachers of the city graded
Miss Sue Dean, of Ncwberry, was in
charge of the telegraph office here for
a few days last week.
Mrs. W. I ". I . teas was called to Spar
tanburg Sunday by the desperate con
dition of Bishop Duncan.
Mrs. .1. il. Brunson has returned from
a visit of several weeks to Florence
and is slaying at Mrs. J. A. Copeland's
on Main street.
l i e farmers are busy this week plow
ing, the lirst period of the year for this
March Salesday did not attract the
usual large crowds, but it is said the
candidates put in a protty good day's
Mr. W. P. Ward, formerly ',ho spin
ning room boss at the l.aurens Cotton
Mill, was in the city yesterday from
Mis.-, Lonora Taylor, of Princeton, is
in the city, on Ihm" way to Sedalia to
visit her brother. Mr. A. .1. Taylor.
Uov. J. I). Pitts of Blackvillo arrived
in tho city yesterday afternoon for a
brief visit. His welcome to l.aurens is
dways of the warmest from all sorts
and conditions of people.
Major James P. Cokor, of (Iartsvillu,
Confederate veteran, successful plan
ier, capitalist and philanthropist, has
been largely endorsed as a candidate
for the United Slates senate.
Mr. Iteed Miller, well known here,
will be on'- of thc,singors at the forth
coming Spartanburg music festival,
lie ha; lived in New York fprj several
years and has made a great reputation
Mr. Fred Little, accompanied by Dr.
P.lakely. of Ora, carried his 'little
daughter, Pula, to Columbia last Sun
day for a surgical operation, which
proved uiccessful, ami the little girl is
HAS NKW OFFI0BU8
Installation of County Officials Took
Plate nl Regular Meeting Mold
Tho newly elected ollleora of the
I?aureus County Farmer's' Union were
.:: tailed by Slate Secretary J. W.
Bold, ol Spartanburg, nl a regular
meeting - f (ho Union, held in the
courl hou ?? hero last Priday at noon,
i ho now officers are Columbus R.
I Wallace, of Votings township, presi
dent; It. Dunk Boyd, of I ?aureus, viee
pi'Osident; Walter A. MaltPvin, of Sul
livan township, socrotary,
Mr. R. <). Ilairston, tho retiring
president, hits given tho Union faithful
h irvicc since it - organization two years
it go when he was placed at its head.
Mr. Baldwin, who is continued as sec
rotary, ha irvod in this capacity dur
ing the |> i 11 Lw > years with marked ef
B-VRI V SPKIN? MVKKIAUI:.
Mr. || ?rberi m Marlin ami Miss Mamie
IP, rd Wed at Clinton,
Mr. Herbert J. Martin, a son of the
late Mr. A. If. Martin, ami a prominent
young farmer living near ChOStnut
Ridge church, and Mis; Mamie Byrd,
daughter of Mr. Goo, C. Byrd, of the
Huntington section, were married at
| Cfinl -il Monday, March;', by tho Rev.
C. Pewi Fowler, oi the Clinton Bap
The Demurest Coined) Co.
At the cit y opora \\ >uaoMonday night
llioy played their opening attraction to
,i well Idled house and again last night
they enjoyed good patronage. Today
they will p it on,.?. matlnco at the usual
time, and tonighl thoy expect to have
a crowded house as they will put on
one of their best numbers.
Good specialties arc introduced be
tween the nets that suit all tastes. ,
Seats now on sale at l.aurens Drug I
Do. at popular price.
JAS. S. BLALOCK
GOES TO REWARD
His Demise Occurred in
Texas Last Wednesday.
Body Brought Home and Deposited in
Newly Constructed Vault on Last
Another prominent L.aurons citizen to
succumb to the Reaper this year was
Mr.'^-ftaK^ft Rlalock, of Goldville,
whose death occurred . .?. ?oaifiw/''! '1,
Texas, last Wednesday morning at the
home of Mv. John Piester, a family
connection of the Blalocks. Mr. Bla
lock went to the Dallas Cotton Conven
tion, after which he went to Weather
ford for a visit. On Monday night ho
became suddenly ill, and died 24 hours*
Accompanied by Mr. Piester, the re
mains of Mr. Blalock arrived at Gold*
ville last Sunday afternoon about 5
o'clock. Simple, though very impress
ive ceremonies were held immediately,
conducted by Hev. I). IV.Boyd, of Kin
ards, Rev. J. C. Roper, presiding el
tler of the Newberry district, and tho
Rev. C. L, Fowler, of fie Clinton Bap
tist church, at the cone asion of which
the handsome casket containing all that
was mortal cf Mr. Bl lock was placed
in a massive granite vault.
This vault is located on a beautiful
site within a stone's throw of the late
residence of the widely, known Gold"
ville citizen, and it was i%p.ently con
structed at a cost of several Vtmdred]
dollars especially for its occupant."
Fully five hundred people gathered s",
Goldville on Sunday to witness tho
burial exercises, not only from the sur
rounding community, but contingents
were present from this place, New
berry, Kinards, Chester and Spartan
burg. Many of these visitors who had
arrived m the forenoon were enter
tained at the elegant home of Maj. I..
W. C. Blalock, the only son of the de
Mr. Blalock would have been 76 years
old on the 22d of this month. lie was
a native of Union county, and before
and during the war was employed by
the Rices as overseer. He was twice
married, his first wife being Miss Sa
rah Jenkins, of Goshen Hill, afterwards
the mother of Major Blalock and his
sister, now Mrs. George A. Browning.
After the war Mr. Blalock bought
the Adam Eichelberger place at Ma
tin's depot, now Goldville, which laid
the foundation of his immense fortune,
as he eventually acquired several thou
sand acres of the finest land in the
It is said that he probably cont- ib
Uted more to the science of fanm
than any other man in the county, and
ho was also recognized as one of tho
most successful business men in the
State for many years. He and his son
owned the town of Goldville at one
time, including the Goldville Cotton
Mill, which waa reorganized a few
years ago and given the name of the
Banna Cotton Mill.
After the death of his first wife Mr.
Ulalock was married to a Miss Aber
nathy, who survives her husband.
MANY WANT THB JOB.
New Office of Insurance Commissioner
a Desirable Plum.
In regard to the election of an lo
surance Commissioner we quote from
The State of yesterday:
While the selection of a Unite I
States senator is creating a great deal
of interest it. is hy no means the only
thing of importance which tho present
general assembly is called upon to do
The election of an insurance commi
sionor is exciting no little interest an !
there is a larger number of candidate
in the Hold for the position than has
over been known to offer for any Si ii !
office in South Carolina. It was said
last night that no less than is namji
would b" place;! in nomination, aim ?s'.
every other county having a candidate
in the field. Among those who are in
the race are: Rev. J. A. Campbell, of
Dillon; w. Hampton Gibbes and P. H.
M Master, of Columbia; R. Boyd Cole,
of Barn well; W. M. Huts on, of Aiken;
W. B. West, of GafTney; N. O. Pylos,
of Columbia; Harold S. Baird, of Dar
lington; Alfred .J. Fox, of Lexington;
1.. S. Townsend, of Union; Barney L>.
?Join's, of Ncwhorry; Col, J. R. Lind
say, of York.
The position of insurance commis
sioner carries a salary of $2,50!) a ye.-ir
and an allowance for clerk hire of
$1,090. This is a newly created office
in South Carolina, the act establishing
this department having been made a
law at the present session of the gen
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. g
WANTED-Agents to sell MaxweVl
Automobiles, the best car on the mart
ket for doctors. Liberal discounts \
Write for particulars. Sparlanburg
Automobile Co., Agents, Spartanburg
S. C. 2Mtf
FOR SALES The two old school lots
in town of Cross Hill, will be sold to the
highest l)id(i"r, on Saturday, March 7,
I at Cross Hill, s. c, at 12 o'clock. M,
T. M. Pinson, Chairman. Ul-2t.
FOR SALE' Amber and Orange
( ane Seed. Best Maine Potatoes, pure
Early Bliss. M. II. Fowler.